The Importance of Daily Mantras for Self-development

Mantras or Sanskrit words were developed in Hinduism as a sacred practice or a meditative technique to enhance spiritual enlightenment. The word "mantra" stems from "man" which means mind, and "tra" which means transport--mantra is a tool that can transport your mind into a state of deep meditation. Mantras are a group of sacred words … Continue reading The Importance of Daily Mantras for Self-development

9 Quotes from “Siddhartha” That Will Inspire You

The novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, is considered a classic among teachers, religious leaders, students, and people seeking inspiration. Siddhartha is about a young Brahmn who goes on a quest in search for harmony and peace. Through his quest, Siddhartha learns that wisdom can only be acquired through struggle and experience. Along his journey, he encounters Gotama, Vasudeva, … Continue reading 9 Quotes from “Siddhartha” That Will Inspire You

Total Solar Eclipse: A Cosmic Phenomenon Through History

This year will be big in terms of science and astrology. A rare sighting of the total solar eclipse will be occurring on August 21st 2017 across the U.S. This years total solar eclipse falls in the zodiac sign of Leo, which is ruled by the sun. In astrology, a solar eclipse symbolizes a change … Continue reading Total Solar Eclipse: A Cosmic Phenomenon Through History

Spiritual Meaning and Purpose of Dream Catchers

Dream catchers are popularly regarded as a spiritual adornment that hovers over your bed in hopes to filter out bad dreams and maintain the good ones. According to legend, the dream catcher web represents good and bad forces. But what is its purpose? Should dream catchers remain in the past? Or are they used just … Continue reading Spiritual Meaning and Purpose of Dream Catchers

Mind, Body & Spirit: Benefits of Meditation

We live in a connected but a very crazy world. Our minds are constantly being bombarded with information from various sources - internet, social media, instant messaging, television, cell phones and friends. It’s no wonder that we begin to feel overwhelmed and overloaded at times. Meditation, starting with just 10 minutes a day, can help take … Continue reading Mind, Body & Spirit: Benefits of Meditation

Little Living Goddess of Nepal

Just like any other religion, Buddhism and Hinduism come with both pluses and minuses and we just need to work with pluses and ignore negative aspects most of the time. But, there are some traditions about which, well, you just don't know. We at Team Sivalya think that the tradition of Little Living Goddesses of Nepal … Continue reading Little Living Goddess of Nepal