Integral Yoga® Magazine, Issue No. 228  One-Pointed Mind
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One-Pointed Mind

When the mind is completely still or one-pointed, you realize the divine force or the God within you.    Swami Satchidananda

(photo: Offering a blessing at the Universal Peace Conference, Mt. Abu, India, 1983.)

How Responsible Are You for Your Actions?
By Sri Swami Satchidananda

Those who are realized beings, who have become enlightened, always must act responsibly. But, their only responsibility is to allow things to happen to them because they realize they are instruments of the Divine. As such, they are no longer creating any new karma. They do continue to be active and to serve others, but without being attached to their actions. There are no choices to be made by such an individual. They don’t choose to do or not to do something. How can we understand this?  MORE

Amanda Gorman became the youngest person to deliver a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration, with the 22-year-old reciting her poem "The Hill We Climb" after Joe Biden and Kamala Devi Harris were sworn in as president and vice-president. In just under 6 minutes, Ms. Gorman painted a powerful picture of hope and inspiration. "For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us. This is the era of just redemption..." Read the entire poem here.

In this video produced by the Indian program "Yoga and You," eight quotes from Swami Satchidananda were selected and set to images with music. Enjoy the inspiration!

One of the most powerful things we can do is maintain our own equanimity so that we can continue to touch the spiritual ground of being that connects us to one another, even those whose behavior we abhor. Only then we can make conscious choices to channel our anger in healthy ways, to stand up at every turn against racism and injustice, to follow in the sacred footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We can build bridges instead of barricades...  MORE

In a short series of new inspirational videos, Nalanie Harilela Chellaram (founder of Service in Satchidananda and Integral Yoga Gibraltar/Sotogrande) reads excerpts from her book "Divine Grace," a collection of poems and affirmations. In this video, she shares a guided affirmation on acceptance.

In Episode 12 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast, our two yogis discuss the 5 kleshas (obstacles presented in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). In a deep and encouraging way, they share how we can work with these and other challenges more skillfully, that transforming them into support on the path. Listen on Soundcloud, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Pandora and other podcast apps.

Integral Yoga International and Integral Yoga Publications are pleased to announce the publication in Dutch of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchidananda. The Dutch translation was rendered by Ramakrishna de Meester (Integral Yoga Belgium) with the support of Integral Yoga minister Rev. Padma Devi Sumananda (Heart of Living Yoga). A deep bow for this beautiful seva! This book now joins 28 other books in various languages that are available to read for free here.

Just as Yogaville was sighing a breath of relief at the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, there is another movement afoot. Yogaville Environmental Solutions, Friends of Buckingham, the Virginia Community Rights Network and others are now advocating for no-gold mining in Buckingham Country. Deep thanks to all our activists and to community member/journalist Jeff Ananda Kamen, who produced this important video to highlight the cause!
Funny Meme of the Week
Swami Satchidananda, students & Bernie Sanders, New York City, 1969)
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