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Creating a Bridge Between Our Inner and Outer Worlds
We can get easily lost in the distractions of the external world, but we can never get lost in the internal world. The path within is simple, easy, natural. It is our birthright, says Swami Rama. All we have to do is create a bridge between within and without. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Secret Teachings of the Upanishads
The secret teachings of the Upanishads cannot be learned from a book. Why? Swami Rama explains the traditional way of learning the Upanishads from a teacher, which he followed in his own life, and why the Bhagavad Gita is said to be the “milk” of the Upanishads. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Why Are You Afraid of Death? Learn to Live!
How can we overcome the fear of death and all other fears? The Upanishads give us an understanding of the universe, the soul, and absolute truth that frees us from fear. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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How to Enjoy the World: “Wake Up!”
Swami Rama reminds us that we are asleep. To enjoy life and attain life’s purpose we need to wake up and gain the knowledge that will free us from fear. How can we do that? A verse from the Bible can help. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Swami Rama
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How to Know Yourself: A Lesson From Buddha
Are you swayed by the opinions of others? This story about Buddha illustrates one of his great teachings: learn to know yourself through direct knowledge, not through the influence of others. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Freedom from the Snares of Karma
Can we free ourselves from the snares of karma? The law of karma says that we reap the fruits of our actions, which motivates us to do more actions followed by fruits. Swami Rama explains how the highest wisdom can free us from this karmic whirlpool. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Revelation and Rishis
The rishis of ancient India—the seers who received the revelations recorded in the scriptures—had to thoroughly purify themselves in heart, mind, and soul in order to transmit this divine wisdom without distortion or incompleteness. With sufficient purification we today can also become instruments of divine revelation. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Swami Rama
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Bhumaiva Sukham: Eternal Happiness
Can short-lived objects and experiences help us attain eternal happiness? Pandit Tigunait explains that true healing frees us to explore and experience aspects of our body and the material world that can help us develop a joyful, everlasting inner life. This is the beginning of empowerment.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Introduction to the Upanishads
What are the Upanishads and why are they important? Can the wisdom contained in their Vedic mantras help us free ourselves from suffering? Swami Rama answers these questions and comments on the large number of Upanishads missing today.
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Swami Rama