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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
Added by amit agarwal on May 12, 2009 at 5:36am —
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 —
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
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
Added by amit agarwal on May 11, 2009 at 1:16pm —
Welcome to the Newsletter from www.SriAnandamayiMa.org!
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
Added by Swami Mangalananda on May 10, 2009 at 10:39am —
i asked the lord for a
bunch of fresh flowers
but instead he gave me
an ugly cactus with
i asked the lord
for some beautiful
but instead he gave me
many ugly and
i was threatened.
i was disapponted.
but after many days,
i saw the cactus
bloom with many
and those worms became
Added by Kalipriya on May 9, 2009 at 4:54pm —
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
Added by Kalipriya on May 9, 2009 at 4:00pm —
/ 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
Added by Kalipriya on May 7, 2009 at 4:15pm —
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
Added by Kalipriya on May 7, 2009 at 9:39am —
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
Added by Kalipriya on May 7, 2009 at 9:37am —
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
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
Added by Kalipriya on May 7, 2009 at 9:30am —
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 —
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
Added by Jacob on April 26, 2009 at 4:03pm —
Welcome to the Newsletter from www.SriAnandamayiMa.org!
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
Added by Swami Mangalananda on April 20, 2009 at 2:35am —
Added by Reddy Kilowatt on April 19, 2009 at 12:47am —
What an amazing contemporary book to read. In some ways it blows apart every pre-conception I had about yoga, the different styles, traditions, and practices. In other ways it now all makes perfect sense, pieces of the jig-saw all coming together in the one defining purpose.
The author Yogi Manmoyanand takes the reader through his personal journey, first as a rebel irreverently questioning everything about postures and styles, the difference between "gymnastic asanas" and "spiritual… Continue
Added by Neil Anthony on April 18, 2009 at 8:13pm —
When you cannot stand something, stand. When you cannot give something, give.
When negativity takes over you, be positive. When you feel there is no hope, be a hope. That is what God is.
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan, August 8, 1975
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Added by Maria Kalinina on April 16, 2009 at 9:11pm —
Someone commented to Master Sivananda that the people in a certain place in North India weren't very spiritual. Master Sivananda said, " I don't know about that, when I was there, I had them all dancing ... ( 35,000 people estimated !!!)
Why play with voice when you can have Kirtan ?
Added by Gregg Hill Gopal on April 7, 2009 at 3:37pm —
Hola a todos, os dejo la dirección del blog en español, por si os apetece visitarlo Universoyoga
También estoy muy interesada en la ayuda que el Yoga y sus prácticas pueden aportar para minimizar el estrés de la vida actual, y por ello he creado un blog dedicado al tema del estrés y las técnicas para prevenirlo y minimizarlo, aportando todo el conocimiento propio sobre el tema así como artículos de estudios médicos que pueden… Continue
Added by Victoria Ambrós on April 3, 2009 at 6:10pm —
thank you all for your kind welcom
have a nice day
Added by M. Thé on April 2, 2009 at 6:17pm —
The wise man sitting on the cushion made of hay stroked his white beard and smiled. The youngster had asked the same question, however could not have any answer some months ago. Wrestling with the question on his mind for days and nights, the young disciple had attempted once more to have the answer he had been seeking after, at last:
"Master, will you not show even a tiniest example about the secrets of transcendence and perfection?"
Sensing his disciples decisiveness,… Continue
Added by Safai Ozer on March 31, 2009 at 4:08pm —