Ādityas, in the plural, according to Prabhupada Swami, means the twelve sons of the Sun, Sūrya. In the singular, it only refers to Sūrya, also known as Aditi (Morning walk, April 04, 1974). Aditi, who according to the scriptures is female, has a sister named Diti, mother of the Daityas, described as a lineage of…
The Sun Salutation was the first effective practice to start my spiritual journey. I had practiced yoga before with good results but the sun salutation is special to me. For this reason I recommend its daily practice. If you have five minutes a day in the morning, that’s enough. But the ideal would be at…
The First Step: Fasting
Fasting is an important first step in practicing spiritual activities. Jesus began his via crucis with 40 days of fasting in the desert. In the Bible, however, there is no mention of fasting in the way that Jesus saw fit. Many teachings in the life of Jesus are quite different from those in the Old…
Is the Sun God?
Prabhupada states that the sun is one of the eyes of God (SB 01.08.28, purport). Some cultures of the past considered the sun to be God, such as the Egyptian emperor Akenathen. He was severely persecuted by his priests because he wanted to establish monotheism in Egypt through sun worship. In Vaishnavism there is also…
You are not your body
We have to be prepared. I believe we are in a time of change. I don’t know exactly how. As a geophysicist, I can try to associate what is about to happen with the shift of the magnetic poles, but given the current scenario, it could also be a world war. Anyway, we have to…
Why Sun Yoga?
After moving back to the city where I had grown up I started to feel like doing yoga. Every day I walked to work for about 30 minutes. During most of the journey I walked in front of the sea. At that time of year it was possible to see the sun rising from within…