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Do We Need to Love God?

Bhakti Yoga  Part Two Our Need to Love the Absolute The question arises: does God need our love, or do we need to love God? God loves everyone the same. We are the one who give God different attributes so

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Bhakti Yoga or Yoga of Devotion

We understand that when we give love we are tapping into the soul of our being. The heart opens. Our pure self filters through us in the form of love. This pure self, is our soul. It is our divine nature. It is the essence of our existence. When we give love that essence is tapped, and when it filters through us we feel happy. 

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The Guru Disciple Relationship

A guru is a guide. A guide that has strength and weaknesses but practices and lives the path. The relationship between disciple and guru should be with respect, but also open to interaction. The disciple needs to understand that knowledge and power is channeled through the guru from a divine source and not from the person. Divine power comes in the form of love, understanding and acceptance.  Not from control.  

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Yogic Breathing Techniques

In the previous blogs we introduced you to the word praana. Praana is vital life force energy. Without this force, nothing would exist on this planet. So all living things have praana. It is the essence of life. It is Universal Life Force.The connection

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What is Praana?

In the previous blog we requested you to breath rhythmically. To breathe in deeply and exhale equally deep brings more praana into the body. But what is this praana? Where does it reside? How does it manifest? As stated before praana is life force or

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