Monthly Archives: April 2020

Samskāras & Vāsanas

By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT Samskāras Samskāras are commonly translated as residual impressions, subliminal activators, mental dispositions or mental formations. They represent the indelible imprints left in the subconscious mind by our daily experiences (perceptions, cognitions, actions and intentions), whether conscious or unconscious, internal or external, desirable or undesirable.  These subliminal activators are highly dynamic forces in our psyche, constantly

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Svadharma

By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT The word svadharma is commonly translated as own norm or own moral duty, but is better understood as the normative behavior arising from one’s own-being (svabhāva). This concept plays a very important role in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gītā. “Better is one’s own dharma, even when not done perfectly than another’s dharma well performed.

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Karma

By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT Karma literally means “action or deed.” The concept of karma highlights the law of cause and effect, comparable to what modern physics calls the “natural law,”  that seems to permeate all aspects of existence. Every action leads to a reasonable result. Everything that happens originates from something done in the past. “According as one acts,

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