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"It is better to fail at your own dharma then to be successful while not following your true calling."

- Bhagavad Gita
Inspirations

I am so thankful to the many Gurus (teachers) who have profoundly affected my spiritual growth.  Here is a list of those past and present who have helped me on the path.  May this information be helpful to all who read:

 

Andrew Talking About The Past

Living Teachers:

 

Andrei Ram Om: Senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, and dispenser of light.

 

Sri Dharma Mittra: Beloved Yoga master and “teachers teacher.”  A lotus flower flowing by his own potency in the sea of NYC.

 

Books:

 

The Story of My Experiments With Truth: Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi. There have been many great beings in this world, whom we must look to as role models. Gandhi was certainly one of them.

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: A step by step guide for being the best you can be.

 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Translation and Commentary by Swami Satchidananda:  The Yoga Sutras explain the Psychology and Philosophy of Yoga in theory and practice without any religious or political undertones. This is a great version for someone new to study of the Sutras.

 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Translation and Commentary by Dr. Edwin Bryant: This is for a more intellectual and historical analysis of the Sutras and is great for those who like heavy reading and to know more about the source material.

 

The Bhagavad Gita, Pocket Version: Translation and Commentary by Swami Nikhilananda For someone serious about spiritual progress this book lays it all on the line. To live a life of virtue without attachment to the fruits of one’s actions brings God realization.

 

The Great Work of Your Life: By Stephen Cope.

 

 

Music:

Krishna Das: Spiritual Music for dispelling negative thoughts and vibrations from the mind. Information HERE.  Listen to him HERE.

Lama Gyurme: Music for meditation and relaxation. Information HERE. Listen to him HERE.

 

Quotes:

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

- Albert Einstein