Jan 25, 2022
In this podcast, I tried to present a broader definition of consciousness
as a partly automated and partly self-learning knowledge or information
system, considering its states, functions, potencies and abilities.
I defined consciousness as a knowledge system with an inborn ability,
awareness and intelligence to collect knowledge or information or
data from different sources, store it, retrieve it and use it for
specific ends or purposes. Those ends or purposes may be preexisting,
self-willed, self-learned, self-realized or externally imposed from
outside sources and conditions. Of them, survival or self-preservation
seems to be the most important purpose...
Dec 15, 2021
Spiritual practice can potentially become a source of
delusion, if you are not careful about your motivation or
sincere in your practice...Half-hearted spiritual practice
will give you the illusion of being involved and self-important
but lead you nowhere. You will be just moving in circles
without reaching your goal.
Mar 14, 2018
This podcast is about cultivating self-awareness in spiritual
practice by paying attention to one’s thoughts and feelings
to know truths about oneself, without cognitive distortions
and self-deception. The practice of truthfulness in relation
to oneself leads to better self-awareness and discernment.
Oct 26, 2017
The Upanishads emphasize the importance of Self-transformation
or Self-purification in spiritual practice for Moksha or
liberation. In this audio presentation the author explains
why it is important.
Oct 19, 2017
Emotions are useful to perceive reality and know what
is going on in you and around you. If you want to know yourself,
pay attention to your emotions and their causes. If you
want to cultivate sameness or equanimity and learn to accept
yourself unconditionally, emotions are the best place to
Oct 13, 2017
Attachments are a greater source of misery, stress and
unhappiness. This podcast by Jayaram V is about cultivating
detachment for greater freedom and happiness by understanding
your attachments and motivation
Mar 19, 2016
A spiritual talk by Jayaram V regarding the importance
of living according to your essential nature and manifesting
your dharma to live in harmony with yourself and experience
peace and happiness.
Jan 13, 2016
Know why it is important not to suppress your emotions
but know them and express them without feeling disturbed
through of meditation, visualization and other practices.
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Dec 18, 2015
It is the nature of the world to distract you, involve
you and keep your mind drawn into the modifications of Nature.
When you live in such a world, how can you keep your mind
engaged in spiritual thoughts?
Dec 12, 2015
Spiritual life is difficult. Even if worldly life is
full of suffering people still show great reluctance to
lead a spiritual life. In this audio presentation, Jayaram
V lists several suggestions to prepare mentally for the
challenges and difficulties of spiritual life.
Dec 11, 2015
In this Audio Presentation, the author, Jayaram V, discusses
why spiritual life is difficult and why many people resist
the idea of practicing spirituality.
Oct 28, 2015
What is true renunciation? This audio by Jayaram V explains
the true meaning of renunciation and how you can give it
a thought with a shocking experiment.
Sep 29, 2015
It is better not to know everything about the world since
there is much violence and cruelty there which can unsettle
our minds. It is good for us that Nature has not made us
omniscient. Otherwise we would not have had peace of mind.
Jun 30, 2015
You are a bubble in the ocean of existence. That bubble
is your individuality. It creates the veil of separation
between you and the rest of the world as subject and object.
When you remove the veil and burst the bubble you become
the One seer who sees all with a thousand eyes and with
hands and feet everywhere.
May 12, 2015
This audio is about creating harmony in you by being
yourself, by letting go and by knowin when to speak and
when to withdraw.
May 8, 2015
Our values and morals are relative. They hold good only
from a certain perspective. You cannot apply them universally
to all situations. Sometimes you may think you are helping
others, but you may be harming them. You do not know unless
you consider all points of view and think carefully. The
author suggests that...
Nov 29, 2014
An audio Presentation by Jayaram V about tapping into
the intelligence that is hidden and inherent within every
object of creation and how it manifests itself in the beauty,
diversity and symmetry of the universe.
Dec 16, 2013
Why morality selfdom wins in our strugggle for survival.
Nature does not seem to care much about what you consider
morality or immorality. It aims to make you fit for survival,
and arm you with skills and abilities to deal with the challenges
you face in your life.
Nov 13, 2013
There are two basic approaches to life. Both are well
known and historically important. Since the earliest times,
people have tested both and left behind a great repository
of knowledge about their value and importance in securing
our lives and minimizing our suffering. Both approaches
are meant to shield us from the...
Oct 25, 2013
Discern the silence hidden in the noise of life. You
can awaken to the silence right now. All that you have to
do is to sit quietly and discern the silence hidden behind
all the noise that reaches your ears. We generally do not
notice this silence. But to the discerning person this silence
can be an ocean of peace. He...
Oct 7, 2013
There are three selves in you and you are probably aware
of them. First, there is the physical self consisting of
your body and brain, or what you may call the physical mind.
Next, there is the mental self, consisting of your mind,
thoughts, perceptions, feelings, memory and subconscious.
Then you have the observing...
Sep 28, 2013
There are many religious people who are deeply irreligious
when it comes to the practice of morality and virtue upheld
by the religion. In fact, the world worst offenders of social
and moral norms are religious people. Why this is so? These
issues are examined in this audio presentation.
Sep 13, 2013
Know the power of healing compassion and how it can transform
you and others. Compassion is the most sublime and powerful
emotion. With compassion you not only heal others but also
Mar 21, 2013
You have a truth inside you. That truth you have to awaken.
That truth must speak to you. That truth is your true guru.
If you do not wake up that truth, the best of the best gurus
cannot help you. That truth alone is your savior. Until
you find that you will move in circles.
Mar 12, 2013
If peace is all you want, then you will have it. Peace
will come to you and become your essential nature only when
you make it the foundation of your life, when you plan and
build your life around a center of peace. It begins with
the thinking, "I may have everything in my life, I may pursue
whatever I want in life,...
Mar 9, 2013
Life is a combination of these three processes: random
events, mechanical processes and intelligent actions. Probably
the random events are also mechanical processes; but at
this stage we do not have the knowledge to know as such.
We have to understand how these three processes govern our
lives and how we may use...
Jan 10, 2013
The importance of Sorrow in life and Sorrow as a learrning
and correcting mechanism. Some sorrow is inevitable. You
cannot avoid. Nor can you allow yourself to be deimated
by it. Sorrow gives us an opportunity to review our lives,
make necessary corrections and move on.
Jan 9, 2013
What is Nirvana? To understand what Nirvana is or what
Nirvana means, you should have some knowledge of eastern
religions or philosophies, especially Sanatana Dharma, known
as Hinduism, Buddha Dharma known as Buddhism, and Jain Dharma
known as Jainism. This word, Nirvana, is used commonly in
all the three religions, but...