The path

jñāna-yoga

Jñāna literally means “knowledge, wisdom, understanding, or cognition,” and refers to existential knowledge. The Greeks called this revealing power epiginosko (ἐπιγινώσκω). The word yoga means “union.” Thus, jñāna-yoga is a path that aims to realize the essential...

Karma Yoga

In karma-yoga–or the art of selfless action–we learn to act in harmony with dharma, or the role we have been assigned in life, without expecting any results. The fact that every human being, regardless of age, sex, race, or nation, is doomed to act, makes this path...

Raja-yoga

Rāja-yoga is the path that studies and analyzes the mind. The Yoga-sūtras of Patañjali begin by defining yoga in the following manner: yogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ “Yoga is the cessation of mental activity.” (Yoga-sūtras 1.2) This yogic path teaches us to transcend the...

Bhakti-yoga

Bhakti yoga is the yoga of love. Devotees aspire to a love different from the love in romance novels: it is not sentimental love that begins with sweet promises and ends in bitter disappointments, nor is it emotional love that arises from physiological processes and...

Tantra-yoga

Tantra-yoga is a yogic methodology that combines a variety of techniques, such as mūdras, mantras, prāṇāyama, and dīkṣā in order to realize the very essence of the universe through delving into our own body. The practice of most of these techniques is aimed at...

Vedanta

Vedanta is one of humanity’s oldest paths of liberation. It is a pluralistic and universal path, suitable for every human being without any discrimination. Vedanta cannot be categorized as a philosophy, school of thought, or belief system as it goes beyond our...

Religion

Prabhuji's Hinduism invites us to open our eyes and contemplate all human beings as members of one family. It calls us to clear our vision in order to recognize the same truth in the essence of all religion. It suggests us to free ourselves from superstitions in order...

Guru Dakshina

Guru-dakṣiṇā is a very ancient fundamental tradition of the Sanātana-dharma religion. It is the disciple’s attempt to retribute the guru in some way for the time and energy he or she invests in the teaching process. The dakṣiṇā expresses the disciple’s deep...

Hinduism

Hinduism, whose original name is Sanātana-dharma, “the eternal dharma” or “the eternal religion,” is the oldest living religion in the world. It constitutes a fusion and synthesis of various revelations both Vaidika and Tāntrika. It is not the result or product of the...

Guru-seva – service to the Guru

Service, or “seva,” to the guru is one of the core principles of Hinduism. Prabhuji Mission, being a traditional Hindu church, practices the millennia-old tradition of guru-seva, or “service to the master.” Throughout the Śrutis, Smṛtis, and Purāṇas, the disciple’s...

Kundalini-yoga

Kundalini-yoga is a yogic path that stimulates the conscious awakening of kuṇḍalinī-śakti, or “coiled energy.” This energy is the transcendental consciousness; it is the creative power of God, and therefore, the creative potential in the human being.

Kundalini yoga invites us to awaken our divine potential and unveil the very secret of creation that lies hidden in the core of human nature. This involution banishes any sense of higher-lower or inside-outside. Many spiritual paths suggest giving less attention to time and space and recommend isolation. Kundalini yoga, however, teaches that deep within every moment, lies the eternal; within all places, lies the infinite; within every human being, lies God.

Kundalini-yoga is a sophisticated system that prepares us to develop our energetic nature. It includes four levels of sadhana: awakening of the serpentine power, its elevation, piercing the chakras, and meeting Shiva. These practices are intended to create the necessary conditions for reaching the highest level. Aspirants (sādhakas) who want to study kundalini yoga should comply with the essential requirements demanded by the scriptures: be properly initiated by an authentic spiritual master and loyally follow the master’s guidance and teachings. As egos, we are immersed in a noisy world saturated with ideas, concepts, and conclusions. Thus, we lack the necessary internal space to allow the Divine to manifest within us. Through sadhana, we silence the noise and expand our inner space.

Kundalini-yoga is a path that begins when we become aware that we are buried in the earthly. The master will say that there is nothing wrong with that, as long as we do not make the mundane our hearth and home. Kundalini yoga leads us to responsibility, maturity, freedom, and the heights. It teaches us that we are a seed of light with infinite potential, which, from the depths of the earthly and mundane, is capable of growing, elevating, and transcending, until it manifests as the most fascinating lotus of creation, as the most marvelous flower in the garden of the Lord.

(An Eexcerpt from Prabhuji’s book Kundalini Yoga: The Power is in You.)