Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra Contentment (one of the 5 Niyamas) implies absence of desire for any possession in excess of the immediate necessities for maintaining one’s life. Contentment (Sam + tus) with what comes of itself. From contentment unsurpassed happiness is gained (Yoga Sutra 11.42). Contentment is the highest...

Dr. Patanjali J. Yogendra There is an incident regarding Mother Teresa described in B.K.R. Pais book ‘Mother of love’. Mother saw a woman lying in a gutter in Calcutta Lane. She was being eaten away by worms, disease ridden and unconscious. Most passers by would steer clear...

It is said that Raja Bharathari happened to go into the forest where the famous Yogi Gorakhanatha was practicing yoga. Not recognizing him, Bharathari met one of the disciples instead and entered into arguments. The King said, “What do I care for Gorakhanatha? If he...