Heart Touching Kirtans and Wisdom Videos by Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa (Chris Butler)
  • Do You Really Exist?

    Do You Really Exist?

    Let's get a grasp here first before we go any further, of what we are talking about-self-awareness. Say to yourself, "I am aware that I exist", be aware. Just for a moment, say to yourself at home, and here, you are aware that you exist, ok? The self, self-awareness. There's...

  • The Body is Always Changing

    The Body is Always Changing

    Who are you? What is a person? Like most people, you've probably filled out all kinds of forms, answering questions about who you are. Institutions like hospitals or schools and oh, just about everybody is always asking who you are, okay? And they always, give you these forms a...

  • The Body is Not Constant, But You Are

    The Body is Not Constant, But You Are

    Woman in audience: Recent studies on the turnover of the molecular population within a given nerve cell have indicated that, although the cells themselves retain their individuality, their macromolecular contingent is renewed about ten thousand times in a lifetime. (In other ...

  • Many Bodies Within a Lifetime

    Many Bodies Within a Lifetime

    We've got some pictures here of a grandfather of one of the people here. Okay? So basically this is when he was a baby, okay? Then this is when he was a young man, then this is when he was a whatever, middle age, or something, right? Middle age man. And then, what do you call t...

  • The Self Exists While the Body Is Changing

    The Self Exists While the Body Is Changing

    So the question is how can you be the body? If you were the body eight years ago, then you would not exist today because the body you had eight years ago does not exist today. Do you understand this? It's a very simple thing and yet it's very hard to grasp because you know it's...

  • The yogi's interest is inner peace and self-realization and social harmony.
  • In the same way that we do not befriend or reject somebody just on the basis of the type of clothing he is wearing, we should not feel prejudice nor bigotry towards others just because of the type of body that they are wearing. We should know that we aren't our bodies and thus not relate with others according to their temporary bodies.
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  • "The wise have explained that one result is derived from the culture of knowledge, and that a different result is obtained from the culture of nescience."
    ~Sri Ishopanishad, Mantra Ten

    For one who lives a hedonistic life, a life in which nescience is cultivated, the results are envy, anger, greed, impatience, disrespect for others, anxiety, depression, hatred, ever-increasing lust, forgetfulness, frustration, dissatisfaction, duplicity, fear of death, and so on.
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