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Mind expanding teaching by Shunyamurti, the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, about the the four renunciations that one must take on the spiritual path.  Thursday evening, July 30, 2009.

"The spiritual path, in whatever culture or religion it is found, is a path of renunciation.  But the meaning of renunciation is understood differently in different paths in which the religious discourse is addressed to beings at different assemblage points, or different levels of consciousness. And the understanding of the meaning of renunciation is most clearly and fully articulated within the context of Indian philosophy."

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Spiritual knowledge regarding ego attachment through performance anxiety as answered by Shunyamurti, the director of the Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, on the evening of Thursday, July 30, 2009.

Student Question:

There are some times during the day when you have to perform, like when the singer stands up in front of the crowd. And sometimes you're aware that your ego is making you feel like, “You can’t do this. You're nervous. You're gonna start shaking or something.”

And sometimes I excel, and I surpass and perform. But other times it’s not that successful, and it makes me feel bad. But I know that if I prepare myself with meditation, or other practices, it’s more probable that I will excel. So how could you be more prepared?

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Fear of Death - 07.28.09

Moving teaching by Shunyamurti, the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, about the ego's fears and misunderstandings about death. Afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

"Namaste. Meditation is the process of making friends with death. The ego is the enemy of death; it's afraid of death. And it experiences death as an event horizon; as an event which ends its existence.  But the yogi recognizes that death is not an event but a passage to a state of eternal life that transcends the duality of life and death."

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This podcast is a response to the following question on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 2009:

I have a question regarding childhood education, of all of us. We have all received an education by our fathers and mothers, which has in a way strengthened our ego. I, as a mother, raised my children by saying to them, “Yes you can; you are intelligent; you will succeed!” because the child needs this to enter to school, in society, and this is what forms the ego. But what happens to that child if we don´t communicate this message of self-confidence to it, at the moment that it has to enter in society?

If I would have a child today, how should I raise it? If the child suffers from insecurity or shyness, and one begins to create this atmosphere around it so it feels safe, so that it can grow securely, but if one does not do this, if one does not strengthen its ego, how can the child enter and function in society?

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Spiritual and expanding teaching of Shunyamurti, the founder and spiritual director of the Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, the evening of Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Excerpt: “Namaste. The good news, the eternally good news is that, God, the Supreme Being, the Intelligence that is the creative power responsible for the entire universe, lives within you; at the very center of your being dwells the Supreme Self. Do you realize that? Do you recognize the implications of that fact?”

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