BE HERE LOVES BLOG — Sanskrit RSS



AHIMSA - THE PRACTISE OF NON VIOLENCE

The BEHERE&LOVE focus for this month is AHIMSA which is featured in our new Autumn collection. AHIMSA is derived from the Sanskrit word HIMS which means to strike. Ahimsa is the opposite of this and can be translated as ‘not to hurt, injure or show violence towards another being whether human or animal.’ Ahimsa is compassion and the virtue of living without causing harm. Ahimsa is a non-violence practice that understands and acknowledges actions throughout daily life that corresponds to acts of violence. Whereas negative thoughts correspond to responses like guilt, shame, resentment and undertones of violence, Ahimsa challenges these awakening thoughts and echoes peace, harmony and love. In our words and inner thoughts as well as our actions. Gandhi...

Continue reading



JAI MA - SALUTE THE DIVINE FEMININE!

JAI MA!  Salute the divine feminine ! You may have heard the term “Jai Ma” at some point in your practice, either used in a mantra, or perhaps just “jai” alone more casually at the start of class. It’s a lovely, simple phrase that calls to mind the creative forces in the universe. And more specifically, our acknowledgement and gratitude to them. Even more interesting, it calls to mind the feminine forces, which not only give birth to new things, but can also effect change in the old ones. “’Jai’ is the modern north Indian pronunciation of the Sanskrit word ‘Jaya’ which means ‘Hail or praise/respect to.’ It can also mean ‘Victory to the good’ or ‘Victory to god.’ 'Ma’...

Continue reading



THE MEANING OF LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU

Our new collection this month is focused on this beautiful and powerful mantra of peace. Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu It simply means :- ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.’ As it nears the end of the year, we can’t help but reflect on how we have spent the last 365 days on this earth.  It’s been a year of great change and global uncertainty and there have been times where it has been hard to find stability and peace withThis mantra can play an important role in guiding us on how we think and perhaps how we...

Continue reading