Must We Submit to a Guru?

The role of Guru has come under scrutiny of late, with a seemingly constant barrage of scandals in the yoga world. Many serious practitioners are torn between loyalty to a lineage and speaking what is in their hearts. Where can we, as modern yogis and yoginis, find answers and guidance to this quandary? In the same place we have already been finding it: the classic texts of Yoga.

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What Does It Mean to Be Loved?

Love has been expounded upon in many spiritual books, and the Bhagavad Gita is no exception. Fully a third of its 18 chapters are devoted to Bhakti, the yoga of love and devotion. Hero Arjuna is preparing to fight the battle of his life and turns to his cousin and charioteer, Krishna, for advice. Krishna has already taught Arjuna about action and duty. Now the conversation takes a radical turn....

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