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I am 62 and have had a long success streak with yoga helping me feel great. I am very disciplined and do yoga everyday for decades, but I believe that must be my current problem as my routine was pretty much the same everyday and very centered on hip openers. Though I have had a double herniated disc for decades and yoga has made it a non-problem. Now I have sciatica for 3 weeks with no improvement- the doctor who had been a major college sports medicine therapist for athletes told me I had…Continue
Without renunciation, Bhakti or devotion can never be cultivated in the heart.
God demands complete self-surrender from His devotees.
Love is a tremendous force in the world.
It draws men together.
It is quite as real as electricity or magnetism or gravity.
All life is divine.
All love is basically divine love.
A devotee who has made total self-surrender to God feels that he has no independent existence of his own.
He lives in…
PRE-REQUISITES FOR MEDITATION
You cannot practise meditation if your mind is full of desires, and if your mind is diverted by any external object.
If your mind is unruly, uncontrolled, if your heart is full of resentment and turbulence, there will be no meditation for you.
He who has practised Yama-Niyama and Pratyahara will obtain the full benefit of meditation.
Meditation is not successful without discipline and devotion. Concentration leads to meditation.
WHAT IS MEDITATION
Meditation is the uninterrupted flow of one idea of God.
Meditation is the royal road to everlasting peace and bliss immortal.
Meditation is the key to intuition.
Meditation leads to understanding, insight and wisdom.
Meditation opens the door of Moksha.
Meditation flows in a pure heart.
The practice of Yoga Asans helps to prevent disease and maintain a high standard of health, vigour and vitality.
It is cures many disease.
It is conducive to higher intellectual and spiritual attainment and provide a co-ordinated system of health for all people.
There are as many as Asanas as there are living creatures.
Siddha, Padma, Swastika, Sukha – are the four chief meditation postures.