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WHAT IS KARMA?

WHAT IS KARMA?

'Your actions determine the outcome'. –Swami Premodaya It seems like most Westerners who are educated, who are intelligent, kind of buy into the word “karma.” It has different meanings, obviously, in different people's minds, but certainly one gets the impression that...

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99% FOR GOD, 1% FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

99% FOR GOD, 1% FOR EVERYTHING ELSE

Thank you for this Satsang today, and getting together in this special way—a nice way of being with each other in this time of isolation and medical separation, and cultural perversity. I love you all very much. I appreciate your sincerity, open-heartedness,...

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THE END OF SUFFERING IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE FOR YOU

THE END OF SUFFERING IS COMPLETELY POSSIBLE FOR YOU

You Are Already What You Seek International Centers of Divine Awakening (ICODA) methods are never intended to “fix” or “change” anyone. Rather, the Advaita position that ‘you are perfect just as you are,’ fully represents our actual experience and true point of view....

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THE 12 INSIGHTS

THE 12 INSIGHTS

When Swami Premodaya founded a spiritual center in 2004, International Centers of Divine Awakening (ICODA), he delivered these 12 spiritual insights - which continue to awaken wisdom and understanding to this day. These insights were the first ever written text Swami...

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IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ME (I AM ISRAEL, I AM FIJI, I AM INDIA)

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ME (I AM ISRAEL, I AM FIJI, I AM INDIA)

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW ME (I AM ISRAEL, I AM FIJI, I AM INDIA) by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya ISRAEL IS MY BODY. FIJI IS MY HEART. INDIA IS MY SOUL. ISRAEL IS MY BODY. If you want to know my body, go to Israel. There you can experience the nature of my body— my...

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THE RISE OF LOVE

THE RISE OF LOVE

On 1 November of last year, Swami Premodaya received an invitation from the Osho Viha Information Center and Book Distributors. The invitation was from the "Viha Connection", an Osho magazine they publish, to write an article for them. Directly below is the article...

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THE NEED TO MAKE SENSE, MAKES NO SENSE

THE NEED TO MAKE SENSE, MAKES NO SENSE

Does anything about being alive make any sense? Making sense is the need of the mind. Your mind is only a ‘one little tiny part of’ what's going on. So why would that rule everything? That's like if your little toe needed something, you gear your whole life, you gear...

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EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYTHING

EVERYONE KNOWS EVERYTHING

Almost everything we do that we experience as negative, that we tend to think of, maybe a little later, as, “that was wrong, or that was negative, or that was stupid of me, or that was a bad decision,” is usually, quite simply, us not going along with what we somehow...

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YOU LIVE IN THE UNKNOWN

YOU LIVE IN THE UNKNOWN

Imagine that you don’t know what the next moment is going to be. When I’m sitting here talking, I have no clue what I’m going to say. I don’t know what the next word is going to be. Imagine not knowing what the next moment is going to be for you. If that’s easy to...

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WHY WORRY?

WHY WORRY?

There’s really no such thing as “your question,” “his question,” “her question,” “my dilemma,” “your problem.” These are all shared. There’s only a pool of so many problems, so many circumstances, so many dilemmas, so many things to be worked out and understood, and...

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THE NECESSITY OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

THE NECESSITY OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Spiritual practices are 100% necessary.

And to enter into a true way of spiritual life, is a requirement of a human life (that’s not going to end up wasted). Anything less, and it does end up essentially wasted. This is the Buddhist view, that it’s a waste of a human life to not use it for a higher way— to reach the Divine, to reach that which is beyond this life.

So spiritual practices are absolutely unavoidable and must be entered into, whether one wants to or not. And the spiritual way itself has to be adopted, whether the call to it is weak or strong. And every spiritual aspirant is in the same exact position of inherent difficulty.

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WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AFRAID OF POWER

WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AFRAID OF POWER

All power, all forces, all aspects of what actually goes on in reality, are simply emanations of energy. At the core, they're absolutely neutral. Existence does not deal in ‘good’ or ’bad’. That’s an entirely human interpretation, a mental calculation; it’s an add-on....

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