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Our Syllabus

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One of the obstacles to be overcome if you are serious about pursuing the path of knowledge is habitual gossip. You can never know yourself as long as you listen to or share gossip. As you know, the soul works with ethics, and when you are involved with gossip, it is not simply spoken, heard or seen by the mouth, ears and eyes. It is heard and seen by the heart, wounding it. It is wounded because rather than filling a space within it with love, compassion or kindness, you are pouring a poison on it. Gossip is a poison that weakens you physically, intellectually, and spiritually. During this lecture will refer to many types of gossip, like gossip in the workplace, in
friendships, groups, family, etc., as well as social gossip.

Gossip

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What is a Guru and where do we find a Guru? In the dictionary, a Guru is someone who is very skilled at something and who gives advice about it. In the colloquial sense, this could be an investment guru, an internet guru, a sports guru – always depicting someone who has developed some expertise through dedication and practice and can now share this knowledge with others as they learn. In our context, Guru is a spiritual teacher, someone who is able to articulate the Codes of the Universe, the unerring mystical laws of the world and spirit. They have the ability to see beyond your physical representation, beyond the layers of the mind and the ego, to see your true nature. The Gurukul system of education dates back over 5,000 years. In this system, the student was sent to live with the Guru at a young age and would remain for up to fourteen years until his education was complete. These schools were based in forests, so that the young students were immediately immersed in nature. In this holistic setting, they learned not only sacred texts and the many intellectual and practical subjects that formed the curriculum; they learned to love, respect, and protect animal and plant life. During this lecture you will be introduced to the modern day Guru & Gurukul concept.

Guru & Gurukul

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Investing in yourself means planting, tending to and having patience for the seeds you plant to grow and blossom at the right time. The reward of self-investment is liberation and freedom. Time is precious, use it wisely, begin planting seeds. The universe is a reflection of your inner consciousness. When you invest in yourself, the universe will invest in you.

Invest in Yourself

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Trauma is a thief. It robs you of your right to live a full and fearless life. As long as you carry unresolved trauma in your body there is a part of you existing in a state of fear. You are blocked from realising your true potential. It affects your outlook on life, your confidence, self-worth, your habits and behaviors, your relationships. It leaves you feeling helpless and powerless, without a compass to navigate safely through the ocean of your life. It damages your body and your mind, leading to irrational thinking and disease. Healing your trauma opens a door to a fearless life, and a fearless life is a limitless life.

Trauma

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One of the biggest problems in the modern world is the fixation on “instant”- instant success, instant results, instant access, instant gratification. It makes for a restless, impatient society. When you cultivate patience with yourself, you will be patient with others, and with any situation. At the heart of patience is the resolve to endure whatever is happening in the present in the faith that tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Patience

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Dhyan Yoga Nidra is the Nidra of Divinity, not a practice but a state of being. Its origins are beyond time as we know it. Today, many people view yoga nidra as a relaxation and therapeutic tool, and, yes, on a basic level, it can be used for as such, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. We will look at the many benefits on a physical and mental level, but beyond this it is a superpower. Yoga Nidra can transform your life in limitless ways. It rejuvenates and heals the physical, mental and emotional bodies and more importantly, connects you to Divinity and the limitless possibilities of your existence

Dhyan Yoga Nidra

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Without fear, mankind would not have survived to this day. Fear has kept us aware and alive. It is a very strong emotion, meant to save humans from the realities of danger. It is an emotion that people experience when they recognize something as dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. In todays world, many people experience fear not only from real existing dangers but also from perceived and potential future dangers. Essentially, people have become fearful of things that do not necessarily exist, and they are letting this fear of the unknown guide and control them throughout life. Living in a state of perpetual fear is all too common. However, if someone exists in a prolonged state of fear, the resulting stress will create a vacuum that drains all energy from the spiritual body, emotional body, mental body, and physical body. Fear if left unmanaged takes control and has the potential to cause illness within all four of these levels of self. When someone is not equipped to handle or sort through complex negative emotions, that is when suppression becomes a pattern. Ignoring fear does not make it go away, it does quite the opposite, often evolving into even more complex issues like anxiety and depression. Long-term exposure to high levels of anxiety and stress cloud the brain, making it extremely difficult to think clearly and remain positive. Man becomes fragile, afraid of fear, ruled by fear, and filled with fear. What he or she must come to see is that their fears are often not based in reality, and do not exist anywhere but in the mind. One must heal and embrace their insecurities and fears, doing so will restore power back to the individual. The key to eliminating high levels of anxiety and fear from your life is to face the fear. One must acknowledge what they are most scared of and do the action anyways, the only way to win over fear is to walk the path through it. Fear is the brain's way of saying there is something important for you to overcome.

Fear and Anxiety

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It is a big question, Who am I? You can search in many places, read many books, ask many people, but you can only discover the answer within yourself. Through self-analysis, self-honesty, a balanced mind, and the capacity to listen to and follow the voice of the heart, you will find it.

Who Am I

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Discipline is a superpower, a power that bring you to your goal; a power that maintains equilibrium in nature and in society. A disciplined person is self-reliant and self-confident, with a peaceful and happy mind. Nature maintains a natural discipline that leads to a natural balance.

Art of Discipline

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Trataka is the doorway, the first chapter in the book of your spiritual life. To become a true spiritualist, you need strong powers of concentration, and this is the gift of this relatively simple practice. It is a technique that uses the sense of sight to still the mind, through focusing on a single point, such as a candle flame. Although it can be easily learned it is very powerful and the breadth of the benefits to be gained from a daily practice is vast. It will support you on all levels – body, mind, and soul.

Trataka

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You will discover the answer to the fundamental question, Who Am I? only when you have overcome the obstacles that ego uses to trip you up. Ego may be a very small word, but it is has an enormous impact in life. The ego does not want you to change, it wants to keep you imprisoned in the past. It is a cruel and deceptive judge, feeding on your fear, and keeping you from your true depth. It is the enemy of the soul mind, driven by the illusions of the external world – wealth, statue, appearances, competition, etc. The logic of the body mind is easily manipulated by the ego, working to keep you in a limited life. The nature of the soul is truth, permanence and bliss, whereas the nature of the mind operating from ego is illusion, impermanence and suffering.

Ego

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Like a flower with a beautiful aroma attracts endless admirers, a man who finishes what he starts attracts endless opportunities. The ability to consistently finish what one starts takes great balance and strength within ones mind, body, values, motives, and vision. To master the art of finishing, an individual must have passion for their work, strategy in their motivations, and strength within their mind. Just like learning anything new, seeing all things through to completion is a skill to be learned, or in another sense, a habit to be developed. Mastering this requires a great sense of willpower, determination, focus, and consistency. Leading life with ethics, faith, respect, and ambition helps clear the path of completing goals continuously. Man must believe in himself, hold himself accountable, and follow through. Making a habit of finishing what is started will lead to increased motivation, self-confidence, and a deepened trust in the capabilities of self. After mastering the art of finishing, one will have a tremendous amount of evidence to show that they can complete whatever they set their mind and heart to. One of the most common themes amongst successful people is the self-discipline that enables them to get things done and reach their goals consistently and quickly. If an individual wants to make a mark in the world, they must learn to complete things. Finish what you start but don't start if you are not willing to finish.

The Art of Finishing

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Joy is not a destination, nor something to be found outside of oneself, it is a disposition of the mind. Happiness is the mental and emotional experience of positivity and pleasure, with feelings ranging from peace to intense bliss. It is both a state of mind and a way of life, and expresses itself through feelings of satisfaction, well-being, flourishing, and eudaimonia. For many, the experience of bliss is often not permanent because the individual has based their happiness on external circumstances. However, we are often more in control of our happiness than we realize. The presence of happiness in one's life is directly connected to the presence of love, gratitude, and peace within their mind, body, and soul. When an individual is internally content, they understand that good thoughts and feelings are just a perspective change away. You have the power to change your mindset, lifestyle, and environment to restore balance to the cycles of happiness within yourself. If you navigate the world with the mindset that you are unhappy, you will subconsciously continue to attract things, experiences, and people that confirm your viewpoint. The mind loves to be right. If you lead a life with happiness and gratitude then you see that exponential joy exists in you at all times, waiting for you to acknowledge and tap into it whenever you desire. To find the happiness one is looking for, he or she must learn how to direct the search inward and not allow external factors to be the basis of their joy. Constantly attempting to change the circumstances of your external world will make you exhausted before it ever brings you sustained happiness. There is no condition in the outside world that can make you truly happy if you are fundamentally unhappy inside. One must first create change and joy within themselves to see it reflected in their experiences. The foolish man seeks happiness, the wise man grows it under his feet. The presence of happiness in life is by choice, for man does not stumble across it by chance.

Happiness

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If you want to go on a long journey you take a car with a strong engine that will keep going, even when the terrain is difficult. Willpower is your inner engine, your inner strength. The stronger your willpower the further you can go.Know what you want, then determine to achieve it, regardless of what level of difficulties or opposition you meet. Unlike willpower, stubbornness makes you rigid, so there can be no flow. Confidence in yourself and others is crucial. How can you hope to achieve anything if your have neither faith nor belief in yourself or others?

Willpower, Self Confidence, Determination & Stubbornness

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Those who wake up each day searching for new growth, understanding, and experiences are the few that attain the true pleasures of life. Individuals who think deeply about what they could change to better their life by listening to what their conscience, feelings, and environment tell them. The key to actual positive growth is to live life with an outward mindset, look past your ego, and reflect on what can be learned by your external circumstances each day. Subsequently bringing those perceptions and understandings inward to grow, adapt, and evolve as an individual. When we become complacent and no longer think critically or expansively about our own lives, we subconsciously limit the capacity of our potential. One must always look beyond to ensure active personal growth that is in alignment with his or her life purpose. You must leave behind all self-limiting thoughts to make room for the transcendence of your own destiny. Many people halt their growth without even realizing it, they are stubborn, unwilling to change, learn from others, or take constructive criticism. People tend to do this because this mindset keeps them safe and comfortable subconsciously; in other words, change is too uncomfortable for them. By releasing self-limiting thoughts, every individual makes room for motivating, positive, progressive thoughts to occupy space in the mind. We must constantly look beyond our qualifications, field of work, or current state of mind. Clearing out from our minds anything negative, limiting, or reductive. Looking beyond the scope of our own knowledge and understanding to find information and experiences that are a catalyst for new growth. Using each idea, achievement, and experience to find the interconnections and stepping stones between where we are and where we want to be.

Look Beyond

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The environment one is born into and grows in plays a vital role in creating the values he or she carries throughout life. An individual's values, both inherited and learned, serve as the beliefs that motivate all behaviors and thus the qualities that compile their entire character. Through early interactions with family, friends, teachers, religious institutions, and society one is pre-disposed to adopt a certain set of principles, regardless if they are good or bad. If an individual was not shown positive values during their upbringing, they may navigate life with morals that do not serve positive growth. Fortunately, the negative values one holds can be assessed and transformed at any age if there is a desire to make the change. However, changing or developing new morals is no easy feat, for it is similar to changing habits you have held for a lifetime. Even though it may seem complicated, all people should continuously evaluate the morals they live by, ensuring they align with their highest version of self. Personal values are the law of human behavior, and it is imperative that they promote actions and behaviors of ethical stature. Ethical decision-making often involves weighing values against each other and choosing which values we allow to guide our behavior. Morals of high ethical nature ground our actions and decisions in reality, guide us towards a purpose greater than ourselves, and take us to our destiny. Great leaders hold strong values and sacrifice almost anything to live by them; thus, they create sizeable success for themselves. By assessing the why behind the motivations of others, you are given clarity about your actions, motives, and behaviors. Assess the values of those whom you are inspired by and admire most in this life. Take an objective look at the values you live by, how they affect your behavior, and if they are helping you become the person you truly want to be.

Values in Work, General Life, As Well As Family Life

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Honesty is valued as a virtue across the world’s most influential religions and philosophies, from Christianity, to Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Confucianism, to the philosophy of Ancient Greece. We like to believe we are honest people, and we may, in the main, be honest in our dealings with people. We tell ourselves we are true to ourselves, and live in the reality, but rarely take time to honestly analyse whether that reality is realistic, whether it is fulfilling our purpose, or whether it is based on wishful thinking. We have hopes and dreams, but do we assess whether they are realistic? Do we have
expectations that others have a responsibility to fulfil them? Do we put plans in place to deal with the unexpected, or lazily “trust” that everything will be okay? In this lecture we will reflect and ask ourselves these deep questions and seek to find the answers.

Be Honest with Yourself and Live in Reality

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Everyone has the potential to evolve as a Divine Soul in this lifetime, but only a few will achieve Divinity Power. This is possible only if it is your destiny, and this where your DNA comes into play, the effects of seven generations. Achieving Divinity Power requires belief, faith, trust, and an enormous amount of hard work. It requires detachment, sacrifice, a kind heart, right attitude of mind, and surrender to the Supreme – living fully according to the Laws of Nature and Spiritual Laws

Divine and Divinity Power – Vedic Tradition & Mantras

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Nature influences everything in life, from the quality of the air we breathe, the food we put in our mouths, the water we drink, to the tidal effects of the full moon, magnetic storms, and the impact of solar and lunar eclipses. One cannot separate themselves from Nature.

Man & Nature

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The purpose of your life unfolds as you discover who you are. You live a life focused not on the self, but on others and the greater good. Regardless of your circumstances or difficulties, when you are living your purpose and following your dharma, you will experience happiness and joy within. Growth and liberation are the rewards.

Purpose Of Life

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