“Each soul is potentially divine. The goal is to manifest this divinity within by controlling nature, external and internal. Do this either by work, or worship or psychic control, or philosophy by one, or more, or all of these and be free.”Swami Vivekananda
True Veda’s mission is to help you find your way to a better, more peaceful way of life through various ancient Sanatana Dharma processes, namely the four yoga’s, Karma Yoga (service to others), Dhyana Yoga (meditation), Bhakti Yoga (devotion to god) and Jnana Yoga (knowledge of the self). The quote above from the great Swami Vivekananda makes the same claim as he refers to work which is Karma Yoga, worship which is Bhakti Yoga, psychic control which is Dhyana yoga (or Raja yoga) and finally philosophy which is Jnana yoga.
The four yogas…
Yoga means union with the supreme and it was shared to us in the Bhagavadgita by Sri Krishna Bhagawan. Yoga can also be meditation and concentration which can lead you to Samadhi or enlightenment, which is union with the divine. Yoga is for god realisation. Click here to read our article on Why do we need the 4 yogas?
To begin with, we can start with Karma yoga which is service to or for others. This is great place to start because by doing Karma Yoga it will purify ones mind by offering help to others in anyway we can whilst not expecting anything in return, not even gratitude. This clarity and peace of mind can help all of us in todays frantic world. However it is important to note you can begin with any of the 4 yogas. At True Veda, we would also suggest healing of the body and mind through Ayurveda, hatha Yoga (asanas), pranayama etc at this stage. If the body can feel at ease through Ayurvedic treatment and yoga, then it will be easier for you in the next stages as there will be less distractions and discomfort. Read more on Karma Yoga here
There is a great benefit to ones own life experience, when you have filled the heart with the love of God. There is great peace, bliss and happiness when there is pure love for the lord. The love for Bhagwana is permanent and will never leave you and therefore it is of great importance to feel the lord within your own heart at any stage of your journey. This should be done in your own homes, but it is also recommended and important to be in the company of other spiritual seekers at a Mandir during Satsang (a gathering of other spiritual people) as the energy created in worship benefits us all. Read more on Bhakti Yoga here
We next meditate on the formless (Nirguna) or the form (Sirguna) of Brahman (God). This further settles and purifies the mind along with the other yoga’s. Meditating and stilling the mind can have great health benefits to both the mind and body. In Ayurveda we believe as much as 90% of disease stems from the mind and our thoughts. The world we see is based on the mind we have, if we are depressed we will see a dark and dreary world, whereas when we are happy all is beautiful. Even though a happy mind sounds good, unfortunately more often than not, around the corner could be some harder times thus leading to a depressed an sad mind. Therefore it is important to still the mind so that it isn’t affected by happiness or sadness but instead it is always blissful. In meditation we leave behind all the many distractions of the waking world and turn our focus inwards to the light of the bliss and peacefulness. Read more on Dhyana Yoga here
Again, like Dhyana, Karma or Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga can be practiced at any stage of your journey. Jnana means knowledge, and learning the true knowledge of the self is the ultimate goal of humankind. It is truly a wasted life if we do not begin this journey of knowledge. This knowledge of the self and along with Bhakti (the love of god) will free you from all fears and none more so than the ultimate fear of death. Once you are free from this, then you are truly free from within, free while living, you will become a Jivan Mukta. Learn the true knowledge of the self and set your true-self free! Read more on Jnana Yoga here
What we do….
Karma Yoga – Selfless service
Help cleanse and purify your mind through serving others. You can volunteer with us here to help at one our functions at the Wellness Hub in Northampton or in London at the Sanatana Cultural Society, click here to register your interest. Alternatively why not volunteer with our partner NGO – Go Dharmic who offer feeding services to anyone in need all over the world, click here to register or donate to Go dharmic….
Bhakti Yoga – Devotion
Our satsangs are needed to connect with the spiritual side of yourself through Bhajan, Puja, Agni Havan and Katha’s. Join us in person at our satsangs at both the Wellness Hub in Northampton or in London at the Sanatana Cultural Society. To learn more about our satsangas, see our calendar and for registration for an event please click here.
Jnana Yoga – Knowledge
Join us for our classes on Vedanta where will primarily focus and study the Bhagavadgita, Brahmasutras and Upanishads along with supporting texts such as Ashtakvakra Gita, Drg Dresha Viveka, Yoga Vashistha and many more. Again, you can join in person ta the Wellness Hub in Northampton or in London at the Sanatana Cultural Society or via zoom, see what classes our currently available and book here.
Yoga & Ayurveda – For a healthy mind and body
Book here for our Yoga sessions either in person with our partners at the Wellness Hub in Northampton or alternatively you can join remotely via zoom. You can also book an Ayurvedic consultation with our partners at the wellness hub in Northampton or book a remote consultation via zoom. Book here or contact us for more information.
What others say
I have learnt so much about the self – thank you for helping me be more peaceful and calm.― Sheetal Patel, 39, UK
the Yoga and mediation have made me more relaxed and my ayurvedic consultation was an amazing insight.― john, 60, UK
We are True Veda, a spiritual and wellbeing organisation based on the teachings from the Vedas..
Our aim is to help you find your way to a better, more peaceful way of life through Karma, Dhyana Bhakti and Jnana Yoga .