gurumatha amma

Amma’s Q&A: “How do we realize that every situation is an opportunity for learning?”

Latha: How do we realize that every situation is an opportunity for learning? Amma: We should see that learning has no beginning and end. Learning is a process. When you see learning as a process, you will come to know the difference between studying and learning. Life is not an object of study, but rather, life[…]
sankalpa gurumatha amma

What is Sankalpa?

Before commencing any action, we must clarify its purpose by first holding the potential action in awareness to understand and realize its usefulness (or uselessness). This wise, mindful, pure determination of action is Sankalpa – a firm commitment of dedicated action, with no expectation of result, made with good intention, good purpose and love. This[…]
patanjali yoga sutras

What are Patanjali Yoga Sutras?

Patanjali Yoga Sutras is the world’s foremost treatise on yoga (yoga as a spiritual practice) and asana (yoga posture). However, upon deeper study, we find that each asana speaks about the 3 dimensions of life, namely Bahir, Anthar and Antharaanthara sadhana. Bahir sadhana includes yama, niyama, asana, and pranayama; Anthar sadhana includes prathyahara; and Antharaanthara[…]

Mankuthimanna Kagga

DVG’s Mankuthimmana Kagga is a collection of 945 stanzas, widely regarded as the Bhagavad Geeta in Kannada for its poetic beauty and profound wisdom. Each stanza reveals, step-by-step, the essence of the ancient Vedas and Upanishads, towards divine knowledge and beautifies the interiorities (inner dimensions) of man. Our lives are controlled by so many leaders.[…]