One part of this web site (see above) is called 'Individual Advice'. As part of my service to mankind I offer free individual advice on a wide range of topics, wherever I can help. I am a financial expert for example, but my advice ranges from health topics (I have written articles on numerous issues) to love sex and marriage.
Another part of my web site gives information about my 51 books on numerous topics including:
*emotions and disturbed emotions
*mental issues and how to help
*marriage - how to find a partner, what next
*happiness - how to generate this
*health and how to maitain it
*developing along religious lines
*yoga and why you need to be careful about practising this
*yoga philosophy and why this is different from what you think
*ancient Indian scriptures Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita
The books can be purchased also from my publisher, eBooksLib. Many of the books can be downloaded free of charge and also brief details about all the books can be found by clicking here: Books. More details in the languages that the books have been published in appears if you click on the flags at the top of this page.
The most important, general, book for everyone is ‘Yoga Philosophy and Practice’. It discusses how you can advance along your life path, describes Bhakti, Hatha, Jnana (Raja), Karma, and Kundalini (Iyengar) yogas and considers the key goals of service, knowledge, love and liberation. It is available from most booksellers across the world including online booksellers such as Amazon, for about $6.00. If you cannot afford to buy a copy, please contact me and I can send you a free copy.
The books take an innovative approach and are not based on standard Western approaches and therefore give you at the least a different outlook on solving your specific issues.
In my painting, the three roses represent the gift of yourself to your primary true love, body, mind and soul (prior to the marriage to Him or Her that you pine for). Neither of you should marry if you believe that true love will not develop between you. Life is about:
- for a woman, finding your true love, marrying him, and then having a family life together
- for a man, finding your Goddess to worship, and, in addition, marrying the woman who finds you to be her true love.
It sounds simple, which it is. There are many men who will suit a particular woman, and vice versa. However, even if one sets about dating properly, the actual marriage to your 'true love' can still go wrong, because of various life circumstances (your karma).
Life is not about your job or your health or even your happiness. In this age it is not always possible to find true love in human form. In my articles, for example 'How to Choose a Wife'. I give some suggestions about how to do the best you can. But some of you are not in that fortunate position. You may be in a difficult marriage with children, disadvantaged in some way or you may not look like a fashion model, or 1000 other reasons. So what can you do? You should not spend years drifting for Mr or Mrs Right to come your way. You and your family need to put all good effort into marriage and have a timescale of no more than 6 months, after which you should put your fate in God's hands. Then, just like a child, you can create ("imagine") your own god or goddess. Someone who looks just the way you want him or her to look, loves you as you want to be loved, cares for you with tenderness, and who will do anything good, just for you. Whatever you want, create him or her for you. Your imagination was given to you by God for you to use productively. Keep an open mind, try it out and see whether it works for you.
Of course some of you will have been fortunate in having been brought up believing in your God. By 'your God' I mean, for a woman, one of the deities such as Shri Krishna, Shri Rama, Balaji, Ganesh,..
For your children, so that they do not in later life need to start the process with creating an imaginary true love, you need to read to them the Indian Puranas with their tales of the lives of the Hindu gods and goddesses, the sages and saints. These tales are the perfect romantic stories, the fairy tales that your child needs for its development.
It should be noted that in the past the peoples of every country (Egypt, Africa, Russia, North America, Ireland, Europe, South America,..) all had gods and goddesses who were worshipped. You in your country can also explore your country's traditions and see which god or representation of god is good for you. Your local gods are waiting to be worshipped, patiently. However, the choice of a god to worship is individual to each woman and in this age, the Hindu gods are more accessible to most and you should not waste time on trying to find a 'forgotten' deity who in the end may not be your suitable. Similarly the religious traditions of your country have largely been eliminated, with 'witches' (saints) often being burnt at the stake, etc. You should not worry about this but focus on your own progress.
One purpose of the Bhakti Yoga web site is to give such advice to those of you who have a desire to worship God.
Seekers after God face difficulties. The main difficulty is that there are many who claim to represent God.
Whom you love, whom you serve, whom you listen to, needs to be chosen with great care, just as when a woman chooses a husband.
When you choose your god or goddess, and pursue Him or Her diligently, He or She will look after you. He or She does not mind about your looks, or your age, or your broken heart, or your ability to give love.
He or She will not look after you whilst you are breaking the 5 moral codes of yama (non violence, truthfulness, not stealing, chastity and absence of greed) or are not committed to the religious principles of worshipping God as set out in the Yoga Sutras.
Some say that you need to have a guru. There are no gurus in the world at present, and following a false guru will slow your progress (see No Need for a Guru or Spiritual Master).
It is highly beneficial for you to associate with saints: a human being who performs Karma Yoga. However, one needs to be careful: see for example:
Mother Teresa : Where are her millions?
Mother Teresa has reduced my city to the slum capital of the world