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महासार Mahāsāra = strong, valuable, precious
Welcome to the Mahāsāra School of Meditation’s blog. What’s life highest purpose? To go deep within and recognize our true nature as pure Consciousness. With that noble goal in mind, every week I’ll write something to inspire, nurture, and support our journey toward perfect Self-awareness. Together we’ll explore sacred texts, practice points, and the teachings of saints and sages. May we always delight in the joy of our own awareness.
This week we celebrate the life of Anandamayi Ma, an ecstatic saint from Bengal.read more
In this post, we examine how our spiritual path should present an alignment of view, practice, and goal.read more
Loneliness can become a serious obstacle to meditation. In this post we examine how loneliness is attenuated by deep meditation.read more
Living in the moment is a spiritual teaching that is often repeated. Although it points to the enlightened state, we examine why it is not so easy to achieve.read more
In this guide, we review some common obstacles to meditation and explore solutions to allow us to rekindle our original love and enthusiasm for our practice.read more
In this post, we look at the historical record between Patañjali and modern postural yoga. We examine how Hatha Yoga directly descends from the Shaivite Tantric tradition and not from the Yoga Sutras.read more
What is the essence of the scriptures? That out of a vast and perfect unity, Consciousness appears to divide itself into time, space, and immeasurable subjects and objects. Then Consciousness in the form of the individual gets lost in its own creation and it begins to search for a way back to its original state. In this post we examine how nature silently teaches us about Consciousness.read more
Om, the sacred syllable. In this post we look at the true power of Om and how it can take us into the very heart of Awareness.read more
This week we honor the great saint of Benares, Trailanga Swami, who was a real but almost mythical figure in his own right. He belongs to a class of saints known in Sanskrit as avadhūta (excluded, disregarded), who are so absorbed in perfect Self-awareness that they move and live above societal norms.read more
Most of us take our existence for granted. Sure, we love life and existence – that’s what fear of death is about: the fear of ceasing to exist – but because we experience ourselves as the mind and body, our innate sense of being is pushed to the background and we take our consciousness for granted.read more