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Constantly winning is not important

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes

Life is a sport. Everything that you do is a game. Play each game well. Don't worry about competing; just play your best. And don't always look to win. Constantly winning is boring. Treat everything as equal: victory and failure, profit and loss. Enjoy them both. If you win a thousand dollars, say, "Great! I won a thousand dollars." if you lose a thousand dollars, say, "Look at that! I lost a thousand dollars. Great!" That way, even if you lose a… Continue

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All physical beings are connected to eachother by soul

Butterfly Effect

Post #1Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets

"You know, what is unseen is much more than what is seen. Now

scientists are coming up with this theory about parallel universes and

dark matter, dark energy. If you look at this room and everyone," his

gestured toward the walls and the 600 satsangees, "what you cannot see

is 100 times more than what you can see. That's dark energy, dark

matter. It's not dark because… Continue

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God is honoring you

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes

Question: How can a devotee honor God?

Sri Gurudev: The Lord doesn't look for your honor. If you want to honor God, make Him happy by expressing His image, that part of God that is functioning in you. Put yourself into His hands. As the Bhagavad Gita proclaims, "Whatever you do, whatever you enjoy, whatever penance you perform, in essence everything that you think, speak or do, do it as an offering to God." Sri Krishna tells Arjuna, "Do it… Continue

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Reality of life

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets Often when U are happy U feel life is a dream because U do not believe in the reality of it. When there is misery U feel life is a burden and U take trivial things very seriously…..But when one goes through pleasure & realizes that pleasure is a burden & undergoes misery thoroughly & realizes that life is a dream, a joke; one becomes calm!.....When U see life is dream, a burden or a joke only then can U be centered

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets .......

The more greed increases the more one burns out within. To calm the burn one needs to be dispassionate. Until the mind focuses towards the truth you can't be dispassionate. And the longing for the truth and knowledge takes one forward in life. All the crimes all over the world are happening because of greed!…


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The same for one and all

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes

Enlightment is the same for one and all. Is the sun in Australia different from the sun in America? There is the same sun, the same light, the same rain, the same air. Is there a man's sleep and a woman's sleep, a dog's sleep and a cat's sleep? No. Sleep is the same. Death is the same. Enlightenment also is the same. It doesn't differ at all from one person to the next. The only difference would be in how long it takes to come to that experience. But… Continue

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The God within

The God within!Back to Art of Living -

Ekta wroteon March 2, 2009 at 8:05am

God is never an object of isolation but the very core of your being. The difference between Self and God is just like the wave and the ocean. Can there be a wave without the ocean?

Who are you? Do you know about yourself? Find out about yourself first. If you think you are just the body, that is not possible because the body has its limitations. If you think that you are the mind then… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 11 )

Tryambakam / ज्ञानकोश:

ॐ त्र्‍यंबकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम ।

उर्वारुकमिवबान्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ।।

/ tryambakaM yajāmahe sugandhim puSTivardhanam | urvārukam iva bandhanān mRtyor mukSīya māmRtāt /

The literal translation of this name means Great Death-conquering Mantra. This mantra is from the Vedas. This mantra worships a three-eyed deity commonly identified with Lord Shiva. It is also called Tryambakam Mantra… Continue

Added by Kalipriya on May 11, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Stages of spirituality in life

Spiiritual life is unique for individual Yoga practitioner. However, broadly speaking it can be classified into four stages. An average practitioner undergoes these four stages progressively. Depending on his progress a practitioner can be termed as:

• Worldly Person

• Spiritual Aspirant

• Spiritual Seeker

.Spiritual Master

A worldly person is the one who sees objects and events happening the world around him. For him the sense organs are utmost important and he spends… Continue

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Ma Anandamayi Omkareshwar Newsletter--April

Om Ma

Welcome to the Newsletter from!

April, 2009

Our Miraculous Ma

(Note: The following three stories were told to me directly be a very senior, scholarly and saintly devotee of Ma who spent twenty-two years in close and intimate contact with Ma.)

Ma always responded to the sincere yearning of the heart, sometimes coming to the longing devotee in surprising ways. One… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 09 )

i asked the lord for a

bunch of fresh flowers

but instead he gave me

an ugly cactus with

many thornes.

i asked the lord

for some beautiful


but instead he gave me

many ugly and

dreadful worms.

i was threatened.

i was disapponted.

i mourned.

but after many days,


i saw the cactus

bloom with many

beautiful flowers,

and those worms became

beautiful… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 08 )

Lakshmi / लक्ष्मी is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, and generosity; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Goddess Lakshmi is regularly worshipped in home shrines and temples by Her devotees. A special worship is offered to Her annually on the auspicious day of Diwali, with religious rituals and colorful ceremonies specifically devoted to Her.

Though retained by Vishnu as his consort, Lakshmi remained an avid… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 07 )

Ganesha / Sanskrit: गणेश;/,is one of the best-known and most widely worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon

The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.

Ganesha's head symbolizes… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 05 )

What is satsang?


A simple definition of satsang is devotional speech and chanting programs for the upliftment of the divine love consciousness of a devotee.

Sat (सत्‌) means Divine.

Sang (संग) means association.Not just coming close, but to join. And how do you join? Only with love. Love is the glue that joins two things.Suppose there were two papers, and you put them together. You press hard, but they are separate still. There’s no glue inside. Put some glue… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise

May 5. 2009

Motivation starts with the desire to be free, to be free from dependency on others, freedom to live the lifestyle we dream of, freedom to explore our ideas. Total freedom is not possible or desirable, but the struggle to achieve that ideal is the basis for motivation.

A goal is a desire that sends us on a journey using decisions to transport us to an unknown destination. Very often, this destination is vague because we encounter opportunities/experiences that change… Continue

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3 weeks in paradise (2009 05 06 )

A call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions.

A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar.

The roots of kirtan go back over 500 years to Renaissance India

There are two classifications of kirtan: . Nama Kirtan and Lila kirtan

Nama Kirtan refers to singing the divine names of one's personal worshipful Deity.The understanding is that the name of God is non-different from God, because spiritual nature is absolute. In this… Continue

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"The Three Gunas of Mind and Music

Article: 'The Three Gunas of Mind and Music ' - By : Dr. T V Sairam

In Sanskrit, mind is known as manas, which is often compared to the form of a mighty ocean, because of its infinite spread and depth and also the constant agitation and turmoil which it witnesses especially in struggling for survival and mundane achievements.

As the mind is susceptible for the frequent storms of passion and breezes of cravings and desires, it undergoes… Continue

Added by Mahendra on May 4, 2009 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

Some thoughts about the Divine

Some thoughts about the Divine, God, eternal truth, or the many names by which it is called. Why think about God? Thinking about something gives us an opportunity to use our own intelligence, to arrive at more clarity about any given topic, isn’t it. Intelligence is the greatest gift of God. To use it instead of believing something blindly is not a sin. Do not let others mislead ourselves into believing that.Thinking about something need not necessarily mean coming up with the right answer. It… Continue

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Ma Anandamayi Newsletter--March

Om Ma

Welcome to the Newsletter from!

March, 2009

Mother Anandamayi

By Mahamahopadhyaya Gopinath Karviraj

(Note: Sri Gopinath Kaviraj was considered the greatest living Pandit and philosopher of his generation. For many years the Principal of the prestigious Sanskrit College of Varanasi, he was also a disciple of the great Swami Vishudhananda and had attained an exalted… Continue

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