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Shiva, whose name means “auspicious one” in Sanskrit, is both a protector and destroyer. He can be a source of inspiration or act as a role model as you try to achieve a goal.Read More
We are surrounded by archetypes: those recurrent symbols found in art, literature, modern-day movies, television soap operas, tabloid newspapers, mythology, and even regular everyday people. These archetypes—including those found in the Vedic tradition—can be valuable assistants in your life. An...Read More
Dhyana is often used interchangeably with the practice of meditation. There is, however, a distinct difference between meditation as a practice and the state of being that is dhyana.Read More
Most of us are familiar with the mantra OM. We routinely chant it at the end of a group meditation or a yoga class, without thinking much about it. Maybe we use a mantra that begins with OM, but what does it really represent? What is the true value of this all-powerful sound? The Creation of the...Read More
Prana is the invisible but powerful energetic force that pulses throughout nature. If you want to increase your energy levels, here are seven activities that tap into the five elements and increase your prana.Read More
Vishnu is seen as the divine arbitrator. He protects justice and moral order by mediating disagreements, whether they involve humans or gods. He is an archetype you might call on when seeking patience; you might identify with his gentle, merciful nature. One third of the trinity of gods who...Read More
Brahma, the god of creation, is usually depicted as a bearded, four-faced, four-armed deity. These four faces represent the sacred knowledge of the four Vedas: Rig , Yajur , Sama , and Atharva . The faces symbolize that Brahma is the source of all knowledge needed for the creation of the universe...Read More
Shakti, one of the most important goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, is really a divine cosmic energy that represents feminine energy and the dynamic forces that move through the universe.Read More

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