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Swati Chopra

Mystic Mantra: Wisdom in no-thing

Koans cause a unique spiritual tension that forces the mind to break out of the trap of logic.

31 May 2018 1:26 AM

Mystic Mantra: In the name of Ram

The journey of life begins with Ram and ends with Ram.

24 Mar 2018 12:26 AM

Mystic Mantra: The sacred word

A modern-day twist to mantra yoga, in my view, lies in “affirmations”.

28 Feb 2018 2:58 AM

Mystic Mantra: Spiritual changemakers

Women spiritual masters, poets and yoginis have been harbingers of change.

03 Feb 2018 5:27 AM

Mystic Mantra: A mindful New Year

The Mahatma encouraged inmates to follow frugality as a life-choice, not out of a sense of deprivation, but because it was a better way to live.

30 Dec 2017 12:50 AM


Seeking spirituality

Most wisdom traditions emphasise recognising and eliminating the “ego”, for this might just be the tightest blindfold of all.

30 Nov 2017 1:55 AM

Mystic Mantra: The Ram within

Most epics and myths have a subtext that encourages people to look within.

19 Oct 2017 2:59 AM

Mystic Mantra: Nine nights, 10 goddesses

Bhuvaneshwari is goddess/ruler of the created world where all beings exist.

22 Sep 2017 5:56 AM

Mystic Mantra: Ganesh — God of good beginnings

A god like Ganesha offers the all-important promise of a good beginning.

25 Aug 2017 12:39 AM

Mystic Mantra: Mindfully connected

To be mindful, to live mindfully, means to find this state of natural rest in each moment of the day.

01 Aug 2017 12:01 AM


Mystic Mantra: Lit by laughter

Osho makes a distinction between ordinary laughter and laughter that can aid our spiritual practice.

28 Jun 2017 2:46 AM

Mystic Mantra: Holy dispassion

A sadhu is not quite a part of worldly holiness, which underlies a basic need that human beings have for auspiciousness.

31 May 2017 2:40 AM

Mystic Mantra: Heart of Ahimsa

Ahimsa practice begins at the level of thought, and extends to intention, speech and action.

29 Apr 2017 12:30 AM

Mystic Mantra: My Ram, your Ram

Ram evokes an emotional response, which can be used to unite and mobilise.

04 Apr 2017 12:15 AM

Mystic Mantra: Drop duality

The awareness of self and other is the foundation on which any form of society is built.

28 Feb 2017 6:16 AM


Mystic Mantra: Radical non-violence

To avoid accidentally ingesting any living being, they will accept food in their palms, and will not eat after the sun sets.

31 Jan 2017 4:41 AM

Mystic Mantra: The end of karma

Kaalchakra, the wheel of time, rotates indefinitely.

31 Dec 2016 3:54 AM

Mystic Mantra: Sweetness of compassion

Making a strong intention to practice means there is a greater chance that we will remember to do so when we really need to.

30 Nov 2016 3:14 AM