What is Bandhu?

बन्धु Bandhu (kinship) Bandhu Definition Bandhu is the Sanskrit term that means relation, kinship, or friend. These words all refer to a type of connection between yourself and another living being.  In Hindu teachings, Bandhu is about respect and, most notably, the connection of source to every living thing. The source in the frame of yoga … Read more

What is Baddha?

बद्ध Baddha (bound/fastened/combined) Baddha Definition Baddha is a Sanskrit word meaning “bound,” “fastened,” or “combined.” This “fastening” implies firmness, as Baddha is sometimes rendered “ensnared,” “trapped,” or “tied.” It is often used to describe yoga asanas (postures) where the hands, feet, or hands and wrists, are strongly joined, such as Baddha Konasana (bound angle pose), … Read more

Who is Babaji?

Babaji (revered elder/guru) Babaji Definition Babaji, also commonly known as Mahavatar Babaji, is the name of an ageless Indian siddha yogi said to reside somewhere in the Himalayas. He is said to have discipled some of the most prominent spiritual teachers of the 19th and 20th Century, including Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar Giri, and Paramahansa … Read more

What Is Baba Nam Kevalam?

बाबा नाम केवलम Baba (beloved) + Nam (name) + Kevalam (only) Baba Nam Kevalam Definition Baba Nam Kevalam is a Sanskrit mantra often translated as: “only the name of the beloved,” but may be also understood as “love is all there is,” or “the love of the supreme consciousness is the essence of all things.” … Read more