Letting Go of Past and Future

A peaceful and effective life is waiting for those who undertake the not-so-easy work required to live in the eternal now By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Many individuals find that when they sit down to meditate their mind is constantly thinking about past and future events. They find that their mental power is seriously dispersed rather […]

Hinduism – Monotheism and Polytheism Reconciled

Hinduism – Monotheism and Polytheism Reconciled by Sri Swami Chidananda Hinduism is the most ancient religion among all the great living religions in the world today. The origin of Hinduism is shrouded in antiquity of the distant past far beyond the times of known history. Hinduism has for its basis and source the timeless spiritual […]

The Importance of Obeying Your Guru

The Discourses of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami A talk at the Sydney BAPS Mandir Jai Swaminarayan! Our namaskars to His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharajji, his sadhus who are present here today and to all other devotees present. We have been invited to speak on the subject of “The Importance of Obeying One’s Guru.” Let me begin […]

The Three Stages of Faith

We progress from blind faith to conviction bolstered by philosophy, and finally to certainty forged in the fires of personal experience By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami Faith is central to all the world’s religions. Webster’s dictionary defines religious faith as unquestioning belief in God and religious tenets that does not require proof or evidence. The Hindu […]