The Law of Success

Posted on April 24th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Books, Philosophy, Wisdom. No Comments

The Law of Success: Using the Power of Spirit to Create Health, Prosperity, and HappinessI have this little book called The Law of Success by Parmahansa Yogananda and it’s the greatest bit of wisdom. Very to the point, it’s multi-layered in its depth. The following is a great excerpt about Destiny. Enjoy

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Charging for Yoga Classes: Greed or Good Practice?

Posted on February 14th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Philosophy. 5 comments

This was in response to a post on the kundalini yoga teacher’s forum, subject: knowledge should be free. The gist was that this person thought it was hypocritical to charge for passing on spiritual teachings. The following is a response.… Read More…

The Paradox of Prayer & Healing

Posted on January 9th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Wisdom. No Comments

Praying for the healing of others heals you by default. By sending out light and loving thoughts to people in your life, you actually heal yourself. It came to me in a meditation recently that since all things are of … Read More…

Bits of Wisdom from My Teacher

Posted on January 8th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Philosophy, teaching yoga, Wisdom. 2 comments

Harijiwan Singh Khalsa at GoldenbridgeI was on a workshop recently with my teacher, Harijiwan and in the midst of all of the discussions I was compelled to write down certain things because they resonated with such brilliance. The italics represent my commentary.

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Random Thoughts…

Posted on January 7th, by Jai Gopal in Philosophy, Wisdom. No Comments

I was going through a file drawer the other day and came across all these scraps of paper I’d written spiritual thoughts on… Here they are.

At a cafe called Fruition in NW Portland, OR —

The best thing that

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Shams – The poet Rumi's Inspiration

Posted on December 30th, by Jai Gopal in Wisdom. No Comments

This is an interesting poem from an article entitled: Hafiz Expressed Divine Ecstasy in Poetry, about the Sufi mystical poet Shams al-Din Hafiz, mentioned by Rumi throughout his works –

Someone Should Start Laughing

Shams al-Din Hafiz (1320-1390)

I have a thousand brilliant

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MEDITATION: For Patience, Tolerance and Self-Respect

Posted on December 13th, by Jai Gopal in Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Meditations to do. 1 Comment

When you first get on a spiritual path, looking within, you start to see the garbage in you that you weren’t previously conscious of. Looking within can be a dirty job. The negative mind becomes magnified and amplified. All your … Read More…

Kundalini Yoga: Path of the Householder

Posted on August 15th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Kundalini Yoga, Mind Body Soul, Yoga. No Comments

When people get on a spiritual path often they think that they have to renounce everything. It’s a concept that keeps many from deeply exploring their own soul. It’s a function of duality. Many people, because religion has misled them, … Read More…

The Power of Intention, Resistance and The Law of Attraction

Posted on May 30th, by Jai Gopal in Philosophy. 2 comments

When you set an intention, it’s like making a decision about what you wish to attract to yourself. When you decide something absolutely, the universe then responds based on your thoughts. If there is enough of belief behind your thoughts … Read More…

Between You & The Creator

Posted on May 15th, by Jai Gopal in Bestblog, Philosophy, teaching yoga. No Comments

I was talking with my class about this earlier today. Spirituality is between you and the creator. Any human being, even the most saintly among them is going to have imperfections. Don’t get me wrong, there are some damn good … Read More…