Category Archives: Thoughts

~Krishna Consciousness~

Krishna consciousness is a state of awareness in which an individual acts in complete harmony with the Divine or the ultimate reality of Krishna. It is a form of Bhakti yoga (or devotional service) in which the purpose is to devote one’s thoughts, actions and worship to pleasing Krishna, who some consider to be the supreme god.

To act with Krishna consciousness is to free the self from the illusion that it is an individual body. It is a way to experience the bliss of one’s true, eternal nature. It is said that anyone can do this and that Krishna consciousness is something everyone has naturally.

Practicing yoga can be a powerful tool for stepping outside the ego and cultivating Krishna consciousness.

~Dharma Name~

A dharma name is a sacred name that a student or disciple of a religious or spiritual tradition is given to mark his/her initiation or other special occasions. Someone being ordained as a monk or nun may also be given a dharma name.

Most common in Buddhist traditions, the dharma name is also called a precept name, refuge name, dhamma name, or sangha name. Dharma is a Sanskrit word meaning “duty,” “virtue” and “righteousness.” It also refers to the ethical precepts of Buddhism.

~Polarizing Effects~

As you expand your awareness you will recognize the polarizing effects on the Earth plane. More and more people are driving deeply into duality and all the lessons that can be learned from this are being learned very intensely. You are coming to a place where your consciousness is ready; your consciousness is opening up. ~ Unknown

~Unconditional Love~

Unconditional love is a term that describes a selfless, higher form of love than romantic love. In Indian and yoga philosophy, this type of love is considered the highest form of devotion, or bhakti.

In Sanskrit, there are five words that translate as “love.” Prem is typically that word used to describe unconditional love, and atma-prem describes unconditional love of the inner or higher Self. This unconditional love requires nothing in return, leading instead to total surrender and devotion.

~Superconscious Chanting~

Superconscious chanting is a form of chanting of which it is said that the vibrations of the chanting, especially of the cosmic vibration “Aum” or “Om,” are converted internally into realization, and as such they are established in the superconscious, subconscious and conscious minds. This is considered by many to be a very deep and accomplished experience, and one which may take many years of practice.

Superconscious chanting allows for the spiritual experience of the deeper truths. Once a chant has brought about a response from the superconscious, some describe it as having been spiritualized.

~Sthitaprajna~

Sthitaprajna is a Sanskrit term that means “contented,” “calm” and “firm in judgment and wisdom.” It is a combination of two words: sthita, meaning “existing,” “being” and “firmly resolved to,” and prajna, meaning “wise,” “clever” and “intelligent.”

In the Bhagavad Gita, sthitaprajna refers to a man of steady wisdom. The yogi is described in Sloka 55 as a sthitaprajna when he “renounces completely all the desires of the mind, when he is fully satisfied with his mind fixed in Atman.”