Father Time

These words of wisdom about father time (the Time-God) were hand written in a letter from Swami Veda Bharati in December 2008.

We are at the end of 2015 and it is a good time to think about this time in our lives, reviewing our past year and setting intentions for the new year.

Swami Veda BharatiIn the Tantra tradition, Time is a diety. There are temples to Mahākāla (the Great Time) in places as diverse as Ujjayini (the ancient Indian astronomers’ Greenwich) and Mongolia.

In this tradition, dates are mother goddesses (as they are gods and goddesses in the ancient Maya civilization of Yucatan and Guatemala).

May the Time-God smile on you as Janus scans the worlds with his two faces. May the Time-God’s smiles be scattered on your paths like so many snow-white blossoms of prosperity, family happiness, and – above all – each day, the realization of a new truth, discovery of a new layer of reality.

Time-God has always been smiling at me in the form of your love and kindly dispositions and I rejoice. May all 365 mother-goddesses make you rejoice as you journey through their realms.

Have the Great Time as your friend.

With all affection,

Swami Veda Bharati


I have loved Swami Veda Bharati since 1971 when I first began studying yoga him (as Dr. Arya) and Swami Rama.

Their teachings have remained with me to this day and I have done my best to teach them diligently to others.

What are your intentions for the coming year?

Books by Swami Veda Bharati

Whole Hearted: Applied Spirituality for Everyday Life

Swami Veda Bharati

This book is meant as a tool to make “your real life” an extension of spiritual life, so that life will be more productive and enjoyable. It begins by explaining what meditation is really for, then suggests some ways of dealing with other people in your life based on what you learn from your practic…

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