BOOK: The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita, by Sri Swami Satchidananda – Part of the epic poem of the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita is a classic scripture of ancient India. Translated as “Song of God,” it offers a great story which prompts you to think about your own inner guru.
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POWER LIVING® TV: Join the conversation with Reverend Jaganath Carrera on “Yoga & Spirituality.” Rev. Carrera is founder and spiritual head of the Yoga Life Society and author of Inside the Yoga Sutras and Awaken: Inside Yoga Meditation. As a direct disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj, he established the Integral Yoga Ministry, codeveloped the Integral Yoga Meditation and Raja Yoga Teacher Training Certification programs, and has taught all facets of yoga for more than 30 years.
BOOK: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the primary text of Raja Yoga – the path of concentration and meditation. I first read it during my yoga teacher training and continue to reference it. The Sutras, or thought-threads, are at least 4,000 years old and cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures. They also provide guidance for dealing with situations in everyday life.
PERSPECTIVE. What type of lenses are you looking through? Do you generally see problems or possibilities? Just as a photographer uses various lenses to show “reality” in different ways, we each have a set of filters – experience, culture, economic status, mental and physical health, etc. — through which we see the world. If life constantly looks dismal to you, it could be your perspective. Your viewpoint shapes your thoughts, decisions, actions – and ultimately, your feeling of success. For example, have you ever wondered why people in some of the poorest parts of the world seem happier than those in the wealthiest nations? It’s probably because…