Talk: That Thou Art … connecting the dots – Br. Shankara

September 1, 2019

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September is a month for study of Raja Yoga, a spiritual path often called the yoga of meditation. As a raja yogi, you use ancient, proven spiritual techniques to quiet your mind and gain control of your attention.

Regular daily practice of Raja Yoga increases your ability to concentrate, and may lead to meditation. This can unite you with the Divine Presence, the source of your being, and liberate you from the cycle of rebirth and death.

The Upanishads … Sage Vasishta … Bhagavad Gita … Lord Jesus Christ … Adi Shakaracharya … Devi Mahatmyam … Sri Ramakrishna, and Vivekananda

Each of these sacred scriptures and great teachers tells us: Your essential, original nature is the Divine Presence itself. As we start our talks and classes again after the summer break, this will be our recurring, underlying theme: Tat Tvam Asi — That Thou Art!

In this talk we take a close look at that Mahavakya (Great Saying), and explore how it is offered to us by each of the sources above.


Note: There is silent meditation in the Chapel from 10:30-11am, before each Sunday’s talk. After the talk, devotees and friends meet in the Monastery from noon to 1:30pm, for tea, coffee, snacks and a continuation of our spiritual fellowship.