Ishvara (God) Ishvara – In Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma), the Sanskrit word, “Ishvara” means God. There are many words to denote God such as “Ishwara, Brahman and Bhagvan” in Hinduism. At the same time there are many words in other religions also to denote God. In Hinduism, God is acknowledged mainly in two different ways. They […]

Chitta and Vritti

Chitta and Vritti The Sanskrit word “Chitta” is a very famous term in Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutra (1.2) says “Yogah chitta vritti nirodhah” which means “Yoga is the cessation of the modifications of the mind-stuffs.” The sutra highlights the words, “chitta” and “vritti”. What is “chitta” and “vritti”, need to be understood […]


Mind In the field of Yoga and spirituality, “Mind” is one of the most important topics. It is so important that Amritabindu Upaniṣad (Verse 2) says, “mind is the cause of bondage and liberation. A mind that craves for sense objects causes bondage and a mind that doesn’t craves for sense objects is liberated.” In […]


Karma In the books of Yoga, Karma has been discussed broadly. The Sanskrit word “Karma” signifies action. Karma means any physical or mental action. Karma includes the sum total of our acts, both in the past as well as in the present births. In broader perspective Karma means also the consequence of an action (Karmaphala). […]

Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga The word Karma is derived from Sanskrit Kri which means to do. Hence Karma means action or deed. Karma means any physical or mental action. Karma technically also means the effects of our actions both in the present life and in the previous lives. Karma Yoga deals with the word Karma simply as […]

Jesus Christ and Christmas

Jesus Christ and Christmas Merry Christmas! A great many numbers of people adhere to a very popular faith called Christianity. Christianity is one of the many faiths to reach God like other faiths of the world. Each faith is a specific way to immortality. Sincere approach to any faith can help one to reach enlightenment. […]

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali “Yoga Sutra” is one of the Darshan (one of the six schools of philosophy) in Hinduism. It is considered as an authoritative text on Yoga. Yoga Sutra was first addressed as “Raja Yoga” by Swami Vivekananda who wrote the first commentary on Yoga Sutra in English. Meaning of Yoga in Yoga […]

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga The Sanskrit word “Raj” means secret. In the perspective of Yoga and spirituality, it means the secret behind all the superhuman phenomenon which Yogis and devotees of God have been able to reflect. Therefore, Raja Yoga is considered the scientific explanation of all religious and spiritual phenomenon. Some authors mean the word Raj […]

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga The Sanskrit word Bhakti comes from the root ‘bhaj’, which means attached, devoted to something spiritual, religious or God. Bhakti is intense love for God without any selfish expectation. Therefore, it is also called ‘Prem’. A devotee of God imagines and believes that his God is an ocean of love and he feels oneness with his […]

Sushumna Purification

Sushumna Purification According to the scriptures of Yoga there are 72000 or more Nadis (astral tubes) made up of astral matter that carry Pranic currents. Among all the nadis Ida, Pingala and Sushumna are the important ones. Sushumna is the most important of all. When the two nadis Ida and Pingala are balanced, the third […]