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Enlightenment Is Not Difficult
Do you want to attain enlightenment but think it is too difficult? If we learn to know ourselves on all levels—our body and senses, our breath, our unconscious mind—we will understand that we can achieve it in this lifetime. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Four States of Consciousness (Part 1)
Which is more real, the waking state or the dreaming state? Why do we need deep sleep? What happens to us after we die? Swami Rama explains the highest state of consciousness and how it can free us. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Swami Rama
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Mandukya Upanishad: The Best Way to Learn
What is the Mandukya Upanishad? How can it help us attain the highest reality? There are different ways of learning. Swami Rama explains the best way to assimilate the profound teachings of this powerful Upanishad, which can lead us to the ultimate goal. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Enjoyment Without Attachment or Fear
Fear steals our enjoyment in life, Swami Rama tells us. Learn how understanding that God is everywhere and that all belongs to God can free us from attachment and fear, and help us move toward a world in which “love will rule life and the universe.” Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Bridging Thought and Emotion
Thinking and emotion are our instruments—powers within us. But there is a higher power, Ishvara, that governs all others. How can our awareness of this great power help us to use our own powers to become free from attachment and misery? Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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How Can We Attain Samadhi? The Unlearning Method
When the senses are not distracted or dissipated, when the mind is tranquil, during that time we attain a state of samadhi, that state where there is no question in the mind. Is it possible for your mind to attain that state? Not possible, says Swami Rama, unless you learn the unlearning method. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Non-Attachment Means Pure Love
Non-attachment means pure love, says Swami Rama. What is the best way to cultivate non-attachment, or letting go, according to the Isha Upanishad? And how does non-attachment help us experience love, enjoyment, and freedom? Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Maya: The Power of Projection
How did the universe come into existence? Is it a creation or a manifestation? Swami Rama explains that maya, the power of projection, is used by brahman, absolute truth, to project the entire universe. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Isha Upanishad: An Introduction
The beautiful Isha Upanishad is complete in itself. Learn what it tells us about the source and nature of all that exists, and how that knowledge can help us enjoy life in a better way. Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Swami Rama
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Revelation and Meditation
Can anyone receive a revelation? Where does it come from? Why do we get hunches some days and not other days? Revelation is the knowledge that is self-evident, that flows from the library of eternity. Swami Rama explains how meditation can help us access this intuitive state. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Learning to Hear Through Our Heart
Are divine incarnations like Rama and Krishna—teachers of the Vedas and Upanishads—higher than the Vedic rishis, the seers of Vedic knowledge? Learn what spiritual teachers need to understand about their students and why students need to “hear through the heart” to understand their teachers. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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The Shortest of All Shortcuts
Do you find yourself struggling mentally as you try to concentrate and contemplate? According to Swami Rama, we cannot gain mental freedom without understanding the three prime conditionings of the mind. What are they and how do they affect our progress? The answer lies in the Mandukya Upanishad. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama