Swami Vivekananda

Read about Swami Vivekananda's visit to the World of Congress in 1893.  Check out the rest of SwamiJ.com for some serious reading about yoga. Swami Vivekananda, originally uploaded on Flickr by Chetan Hegde M.

A Guide to Cultivating Compassion @ Zen Habits

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama “My message is the practice of compassion, love and kindness. These things are very useful in our daily life, and…

Scientific Reasons For Why You Should Practice Yoga

Yoga just makes you feel good. Anybody who's done yoga for more than a week realizes that there's more to yoga than just twisting, bending and generally looking impressive on your mat. There's something about the consistent intersection of the…

Yoga Sutra Meditation

Yoga Sutra 2.7 - 2.11 Attachment is a residue of pleasant experience. Aversion is a residue of suffering. Clinging to life is instinctive and self-perpetuating, even for the wise. In their subtle form, these causes of suffering are subdued by…

Some Good Advice for the Soul

The Ririan Project blog almost always has great tips on personal development, but today's post, Get Your Soul In Shape With These 11 Most Deeply Held Wisdoms, was fantastic. Many people only focus on how to have a nice looking…

“The Glow of Hope”

"The Glow of Hope" by S.L. Haldekar Sri Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore From Wikipedia: Glow of hope, also called "Woman with the lamp", is a painting by Haldenkar. It is housed in a special room at Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore, India.…