Asteya (Non-Stealing): A Key Component of Yoga Ethics

Dada Vedaprajinananda continues his series of podcasts on the ethical fundamentals of yoga. Today’s discussion is on Asteya, non-stealing.

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Satya: Thinking and Speaking in the Spirit of Welfare

Yoga is based on ethical principles known as Yama and Niyama.  Yama comprises areas of conduct which are concerned with our relations to others around us.  By following Yama we can live harmoniously with those around us.  There are five parts to Yama, and the second part is known as Satya which is the subject of this podcast.

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Ahimsa: Not Hurting Others by Thought, Word or Deed

The foundation of yogic spiritual practice is morality, and the first item in yoga’s guide to human conduct is to refrain from inflicting harm on others.  Dada Vedaprajinananda discusses the implications of this principle in a 15 minute podcast.

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The Sentient Vegetarian Diet

Dada Vedaprajinananda talks about the diet that is followed by yogis and other spiritual practitioners. The sentient vegetarian diet is based on yoga’s understanding of the fundamental vibrations of nature and how this affects food.  The main idea of the sentient vegetarian diet is to choose food that is good for the mind as well as the body.

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Obstacles on the Spiritual Path

Dada Vedaprajinananda talks about the role of obstacles in spiritual and mundane life.  Dada explains why obstacles should be seen as friends and not foes and as milestones on the path to excellence.

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Move On, Move On

Dada Vedaprajinananda starts off the podcast reading from Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s discourse “Move On, Move On (published in Ananda Vacanamrtam, Part 4), and then goes on to explain that we need to imbibe the quality of dynamism in personal life and in society too.

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Which is the Right Path?

Dada Vedaprajinananda reads from Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s discourse and addresses the problem of how to choose the right thing to do when you have contradictory information given to you  in the scriptures of the world’s religions and in the diverse opinions of  many “experts.”

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Love-The Essential Prerequisite

Dada Vedaprajinananda reads a passage from the writings of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti and then comments on the secret ingredient for spiritual success: love for the Supreme One.

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The Divine Will

Dada Vedaprajinananda begins by reading the essay “The Divine Will” by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti’s compiled in the book Baba’s Grace. Dada explains the method of finding out what the divine will is and moving according to it.

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Knowledge, Action and Devotion

Knowledge (Jinana), Action (Karma) and Devotion (Bhakti) are the three main approaches for spiritual development. In this podcast Dada Vedaprajinananda explains how a spiritual aspirant should balance the three.

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