Posts by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

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Lectures / Sacred Texts
Conquering the Strongest Enemies of the Mind
Our quest for self-realization, as sincere seekers, begins when we recognize a need to improve our life and to identify certain mental tendencies that are causing us pain and problems. To progress on this path, we must apply antidotes that are qualitatively and quantitatively larger than the negative tendencies they address and that are applied at the right time. Listen to Pandit Tigunait’s satsang to discover tools from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutra for implementing this process, and conquer the enemies of your mind! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hour 16 minutes
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Sacred Texts
Yoga Sutra: Timeless Manual for Inner Unfoldment
Attempting to practice yoga without knowing the Yoga Sutra is like trying to run a country without knowing its constitution. Learn why this timeless text—a manual for experiencing our inner divinity—lies at the heart of yoga.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
How to Calm Inner Turmoil
A mind free from inner turmoil is the source of happiness. But how do we free our mind from inner unrest—from the forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) and the desire and anger accompanying them, which wreak havoc on our minds and bodies? Pandit Tigunait explains how cultivating an awakened buddhi (faculty of discernment) and practicing self-examination can prevent these disruptive forces from gathering momentum, and how focusing on gratitude and good fortune in the midst of life’s ever-changing circumstances allows us to remain free from inner turmoil. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 77 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
How to Experience Your Intrinsic Divinity
The soul is pure and divine, but it can only experience its intrinsic divinity when the mind is clear, calm, and still. By working with the mind, yoga takes us directly to the cause of our inner disturbance and clears the way for us to discover our divine nature.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Wisdom
Reshaping Our Destiny: Karma & the First 3 Chakras
“We are responsible for our own fortune and misfortune. But there’s a way to modify our actions, undo what we’ve done, and reshape our destiny. We’re not helpless.”—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Our karmas can bind us or grant us freedom—the choice is ours. How can we understand the mysterious forces of life, death, and karma, and take control of our destiny? In this powerful, never-before-seen lecture video from 1997, Pandit Tigunait explains how mastering our subhuman tendencies, especially fear and anger, allows us to erase binding karmas and give a new shape to our destiny. According to Sri Vidya tantra, our thoughts, emotions, and primitive urges all originate from the lower chakras. Understanding and working with the first three chakras (muladhara, svadhishthana, and manipura) is the gateway to freedom. When we work with these chakras through precise contemplative, meditative, and yogic techniques, we are able to disentangle rudra granthi—the karmic knot at the third chakra—and come into contact with the divine fire that destroys our subhuman tendencies. Watch this Wisdom Classic video, and learn more about how we can achieve karmic freedom by working with the first three chakras! Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 1 hr 29 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Steering Through Chaos
This is not the first time that socio-political and economic forces have challenged humanity’s resilience. Now is the time to further nourish our trust in ourselves, and reflect on the deeper causes of chaos within and without. To restore our inner peace, safety and security in the world, we must learn the art of collecting the scattered pieces of our mind, and train it to hear and heed the voice of our heart. A thousand year old experience confirms that as soon as we conquer our inner enemies, the enemies in the outside world vanish. We are no longer victims of fear and insecurity. Confusion and chaos becomes history. Tune in as Pandit Tigunait explains how to steer through chaos by befriending your mind—becoming the sole creator of your destiny.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Talks / Wisdom
Meditation: The True and Lasting Remedy for Fear
The yoga tradition tells us that the deeper causes of fear are rooted within, and that the only true and lasting remedy for that deep-seated fear is to remind ourselves of our essential nature. We need to return to that space inside ourselves which is intrinsically pure and pristine. Meditation is the most effective way to do this. It is a methodical system of calming the mind and infusing our entire being with peaceful yet vibrant energy that ultimately moves us beyond all fear and worry. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
The Role of Respect in Spiritual Practice
In the Yoga Sutra, Patanjali says that practice becomes firm when it is done with respect. Respect has four aspects: tapas, discipline; brahmacharya, sensory restraint; vidya, knowledge; and shraddha, faith. Taken together, these principles breathe life into our practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Thriving in the Age of Kali Yuga
We are deeply steeped in the Kali Yuga, the dark age—it demands no proof. So much fear, anger, confusion, divisiveness, mistrust, lying, bullying—in one word, madness! Is this why we were born? Is this what we take with us? What a waste of the priceless gift that is this human life. Something has definitely gone wrong, both inside and outside us. The suffering caused by this “wrong” must be stopped. But how? Running away from the reality at hand is not a solution. The solution lies in the time-tested wisdom of Buddha and Patanjali, and with this livestream, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait shares with us how to put that wisdom into practice.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Talks / Wisdom
Honoring the Divine Within & Around Us
The sages tell us that the Divine is all-encompassing—within us and all around us, in everyone and everything. But we often lose sight of this truth and tend to search far and wide for the divine solely outside of us—in teachers, temples, shrines, and churches. In this talk, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait reminds us that the recognition and honoring of the Divine within and around us is what brings a true and lasting sense of self-worth, self-confidence, self-motivation, and ultimately, self-love and joy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Articles / Wisdom
The Difference Between Religion and Spirituality
What is the difference between religion and spirituality? In comparing the two, Pandit Tigunait explores how the transformative spiritual teachings of enlightened masters that are the source of all religions have become obscured by religious sectarianism and dogma.
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Lectures / Sacred Texts
From the Tsunami of Worry to Clarity & Joy
In his recent satsang, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explains how the quality of our thoughts, speech, and actions creates deep-seated samskaras (impressions) and habits in our lives. By watching the influence of samskaras on our current habits, and by observing how easily we are swept away in the “tsunami” of our untended, undisciplined mind, we create an opportunity to interrupt the momentum of vrittis (spinning thoughts). By incorporating the practices of abhyasa (consistent effort) and vairagya (non-attachment), we are able to take control of the forces currently propelling our actions toward worry and instability, and redirect them back toward the mind’s true, essential nature: clarity and joy. Format: .mp3 audio file with download Length: 65 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD