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Modern Day Spirituality

By Heidi Sokka Has modern-day spirituality become a feel-good business, a marketplace with unlimited options for mixing the desirable combo individually to satisfy our current taste buds? Has the essence been watered down and lost while packaging the thousands of years of traditions into more easily understandable products, selling partial understanding often through lenses of […]

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Spiritual Bypassing – hiding behind spirituality to avoid or reject something uncomfortable

By Heidi Sokka Spiritual bypassing – a term familiarised in the spiritual circles in the past few years. It refers to “a tendency to use spiritual explanations to avoid complex psychological issues”. We’ve all been on that road in one way or the other, haven’t we? As the spiritual scriptures explain, there is a Higher,

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Pratyahara – the fifth limb of Ashtanga Yoga

By Hare Krsna Das  Yoga is the process of linking our consciousness with the super-consciousness, or more simply put connecting the soul with Ishvara. The Ashtanga system of Yoga prescribes eight limbs or steps leading to complete absorption of consciousness and awareness in loving relationship with the Supreme. The first five steps – yama, niyama,

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