Tagged: spirituality

Navadha Bhakti — The Nine Forms of Devotion

Bhakti Yoga focuses on forming a relationship of trust with God. It is about surrendering our self to God. The ultimate aim of this yoga is to gain eternal proximity with God. On this...

Learning, detachment, and sacred symbols

The swan, the lotus, the turtle, and the peepal tree (sacred fig) have been repeatedly used as metaphors in Indian spirituality and have specific interrelated meanings for seekers of God. Understanding what they stand...

When Shiva drank the world’s poison

The traditional story of the samudra-manthan describes how the asuras and gods once worked together to churn the great ocean under the guidance of God. This churning may have preceded the birth of human...

Ramayana: Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha

Rama’s acceptance of Lava and Kusha by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel Rama waits for a few years before accepting his twin sons, Lava and Kusha, who are brought up by Devi Sita in the...

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Spirituality in Indian Instrumental Music

Indian Instrumental Music: A Connection to God by Dr. Mukul Shri Goel The string instrument veena, the primordial percussion instrument damaru, and the wind instrument flute form a special trinity among Indian musical instruments....