The first thing to appreciate is we are the self within the body. We are not the body and not the mind. The use of the word “Life” and “Self” is synonymous. We are life, that is our essence and our very nature. The living entity being life never dies.
radha krishna das talks
If you want to gain real control over your destiny, you must understand reincarnation and how it works. In the Bhagavad-gita Sri Krishna says: “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.”
This motto, along the same lines as the Latin “carpe diem” (“seize the day”) is a call to live life to its fullest extent, to squeeze all the enjoyment you can out of life, even embracing behaviour which carries inherent risk. Is this is the key to living the best life you can? Radha Krishna das explores how this concept affects our ambitions, goals and outlook.
At the height of the bush fire crisis, brave volunteer firefighters repeatedly put their lives on the line to protect others in the community. Without their selfless actions, many more lives would have been lost. In the teachings of yoga, these selfless actions are known as Karma Yoga.
When you care about somebody you want to give them something of the greatest value, but what do they need the most? Great sages and transcendentalists have concluded that the greatest gift that everyone in the world, whether rich or poor, young or old, needs is wisdom and spiritual love.