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What Is Advaita or Nonduality?

Advaita means nondual or 'not two.' This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one nondual conciousness. Often the question...

Reiki and the Five Elements

You may wonder what's the relationship of Reiki and the 5 Elements and what the practice of 5 Elements could possibly bring to our...

The Moral Codes of Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga or Kundalini Yoga is primarily a discipline meant to arouse the Kundalini. Prayatna-adyatamaanastu yogi Samshuddha-kilbisaha Anekajanma-samsiddhastato Yaatiparaamgatim BhagavadGita 6.45 "Thus, by constantly trying and controlling his mind, the yogi completely purged of all evil impulses in...

Principles of Reiki (Part 4): Work Hard!

All these years, I’ve intentionally postponed writing about the 4th Reiki principle: “Work hard”, “ be honest in your work”, or in a different...

Be Honest in Your Work!

All these years, I’ve intentionally postponed writing about the 4th Reiki principle: “Work hard”, “ be honest in your work”, or in a different...

DHRUVA, the Yogi

Manu, the considered forefather of humankind, had two sons; one of them was the great king Uttanapada, who ruled in ancient India. Happily married with...

Saicho and Kukai and Reiki

When I found about the letters exchanged between Saicho and Kukai, I was just blown away. Imagine two young monks, carefully chosen, to travel to...

Reincarnation and Past Lives: What’s the Truth?

Hasan “Sonsuz” Çeliktaş When the topic of past lives comes up, I always remember my own story. During the initial phases of a spiritual journey,...

The Inconceivable Self

We will all perish. That is given. The body will fail, the mind disappear… But what will remain? That is inconceivable. There is no time. There is only...

Different Schools of Yoga

In classical terms, there are 4 paths- Karma Yoga (yoga of action), Bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion), Jnana yoga (yoga of wisdom) and Raja...

The Nature of Reality: Ishwara-Brahman-Atman-Paramatman

All is consciousness, even things that appear not, actually are, for they come from consciousness and are moved by consciousness. What is consciousness? Consciousness is You,...

On Zen, Zazen and Ayurveda

Zen is the state of reaching one's inner self, higher consciousness, and a different level of understanding without breaking the relationship between reality and...