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No filter, no hidden agenda, just the truth about life - as it is. Breaking Trail is where you, the sincere seeker, can get answers to to life’s most important questions, such as “Who am I?”, “What is the purpose of my life?” and “Does God really exist?”. Our discussions are based on the ancient spiritual teachings of the East, carefully passed down since time immemorial from teacher to student in an unchanged form.

Your hosts are Balakhilya, world-renowned lecturer and yogi, together with Ruben, a yoga meditation teacher living in northern Norway. Balakhilya has been living and teaching a Bhakti yoga lifestyle for over 50 years - inspiring people all over the world through his down-to-earth approach to and uncensored sharing of universal spiritual truths. Truths that apply whether you consider yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, yogi, agnostic or atheist.

Through their conversations you’ll be inspired to also break trail - to go where you perhaps haven’t gone before, and to embark on an exciting journey to self-discovery. Here’s where no questions are too big. And no doubts are left unattended.

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Breaking Trail Balakhilya and Ruben

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

No filter, no hidden agenda, just the truth about life - as it is. Breaking Trail is where you, the sincere seeker, can get answers to to life’s most important questions, such as “Who am I?”, “What is the purpose of my life?” and “Does God really exist?”. Our discussions are based on the ancient spiritual teachings of the East, carefully passed down since time immemorial from teacher to student in an unchanged form.

Your hosts are Balakhilya, world-renowned lecturer and yogi, together with Ruben, a yoga meditation teacher living in northern Norway. Balakhilya has been living and teaching a Bhakti yoga lifestyle for over 50 years - inspiring people all over the world through his down-to-earth approach to and uncensored sharing of universal spiritual truths. Truths that apply whether you consider yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, yogi, agnostic or atheist.

Through their conversations you’ll be inspired to also break trail - to go where you perhaps haven’t gone before, and to embark on an exciting journey to self-discovery. Here’s where no questions are too big. And no doubts are left unattended.

Link tree: https://linktr.ee/breakingtrail

    #81 - Real Prayer is Meditation | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 11

    #81 - Real Prayer is Meditation | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 11

    What is real prayer, and what has that got to do with meditation? In fact, Jesus was meditating constantly; immersed in service to the Supreme Lord. 



    Today, we explore the concept of uncovering one’s love for the Supreme Lord and the process of cultivating it through meditation. We discuss the purpose of the religious processes; namely to enhance individuals' devotion to God, beyond sectarian differences. We also read from and expand upon Jesus’ famous ‘Lord's Prayer’:



    ‘Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be your name,your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us today our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’ (Matthew 6)



    Highlights:




    (1:50) Jesus was in constant meditation



    (7:40) A summary of Ashtanga, the eightfold mystic yoga process



    (18:49) Don’t pray as a show; but let it be your private communication with the Supreme Lord



    (28:06) I can’t make myself love God, but I can follow a process that uncovers that love



    (34:55) The Lord’s Prayer



    (44:13) If I don't forgive others, then I shouldn't expect God to forgive me




    Recorded on January 12, 2024.



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    • 59 min
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    #80 - Should the State be Religious? | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 10

    #80 - Should the State be Religious? | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 10

    We see two extremes in today’s world. On one hand we see states ruled by some religious sect which are often characterised by violence, fanaticism, and intolerance. 



    On the other we have highly secular states that outwardly seem more peaceful, but where the erosion of the spiritual foundation means there is no longer any moral standard for the people to follow.



    In today’s talk you’ll hear how America was originally founded trying to go beyond these two extremes. Its founders were Christians who had broken off from the Church of England, wanting to establish a state based on spiritual principles but without fanaticism.



    Unfortunately, just recently, a new Speaker of the House was elected who believes that the Bible is the only way and the only truth. Not only has this nothing to do with real religion, but this fanatic spirit is the root cause of the societal divide and hatred we see today.



    Highlights:




    (1:14) About the new US Speaker of the House



    (9:18) How America was founded upon spiritual values



    (15:55) God is present in all His teachings, wherever they are to be found



    (24:54) Should we separate church and state? Description of the spiritual qualities.  



    (34:56) Real religion means love; not a particular denomination. There is no room for fanaticism.



    (42:27) Purport on Matthew 7:21-23: Why did Jesus denounce his so-called followers and said “I never knew you”?



    (50:19) Jesus always spoke the truth, without being afraid. We should emulate divine qualities in ourselves.




    Recorded on December 11, 2023.



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    #79 - Find Happiness in Submissive Service | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 9

    #79 - Find Happiness in Submissive Service | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 9

    Being a submissive servant of the Absolute Whole is really where the topmost happiness is at. And Jesus was a perfect example of that:



    "During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the One who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission"
    (Hebrews 5:7)



    Today we reflect on the profound significance of recognizing our true spiritual nature and serving a higher power. We clarify the misconceptions surrounding being a servant and the true essence of serving God in loving devotion. And that is all encapsulated in the life and teachings of Lord Jesus Christos.



    Highlights:




    (4:14) Jesus is not God, but His servant



    (15:59) Our function is to submissively serve



    (27:03) Being controlled by love is perfect



    (34:00) Jesus and John the Baptist



    (40:59) God’s love for us is unconditional



    (47:26) We like the bogey yogi idea of being God, because we are already trying to be God 




    Recorded on December 4, 2023.



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #78 - The Real Nature of God | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 8

    #78 - The Real Nature of God | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 8

    Are you real? Yes. And God is just as real as we are. And He has a real, eternal personality, just like us.



    So what is God really like? 



    The Song of Solomon, for example, gives us a detailed description of His eyes, limbs, hair, and mouth. He is described as “altogether lovely”, and our “beloved and friend”.



    And if we accept His true, loving nature, we open ourselves up to a most wonderful connection and relationship.



    Highlights:




    (2:56) The “big thing”: God. His reality and nature is an Absolute Truth.



    (9:37) Biblical version of God’s appearance (Song of Salomon)



    (18:35) The fleeting beauty of this world vs the eternal beauty of the Supreme



    (24:48) Seeking God requires acceptance, love, and spiritual vision



    (30:31) Vedic version of God’s appearance (Brahma-Samhita)



    (35:03) The purpose of human life is to know and love God



    (40:32) The beauty and taste is present in God’s names




    Recorded on November 27, 2023.



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    • 53 min
    #77 - How to Have a Happy New Year | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 7

    #77 - How to Have a Happy New Year | Heart of Jesus - Ep. 7

    Phew, so we’re done with Christmas. If you think you’re spiritually advanced, go spend a week with your family. So why all the anger and hard feelings that many experience? And how come 66% of us feel lonely during Christmas? 



    As you’ll hear, there is a clear link between having a Merry Christmas and then having a Happy New Year. And that link is gratitude for the reason for the whole season, making Christmas a spiritual celebration instead of the peak of materialism.



    Today we highlight the impact of disconnecting from spirituality and how it leads to loneliness and darkness. We need to focus on spiritual values and the teachings of Jesus; this will create genuine togetherness during Christmas.



    Highlights:




    (3:25) Article from CNN Health on loneliness



    (14:33) Gratitude is replaced with emptiness



    (19:06) Materialism kills spirituality



    (24:51) Santa has replaced Jesus



    (32:17) We all search for a home



    (37:21) Christ-Mass is the real solution



    (52:17) Don’t let loneliness rule you




    Recorded on December 30, 2023.



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    • 55 min

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