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108 Names of Lord Ganesha

108 Names of Lord Ganesha (with meanings)

1 Akhurath - One who has Mouse as His Charioteer

2 Alampata - Ever Eternal Lord

3 Amit - Incomparable Lord

4 Anantachidrupamayam - Infinite andConsciousness Personified

5 Avaneesh - Lord of the whole World

6 Avighna - Remover of Obstacles

7 Balaganapati - Beloved and Lovable Child

8 Bhalchandra - Moon-Crested Lord

9 Bheema - Huge and… Continue

Added by Kati Kalipriya Leppes on July 18, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Solar Eclipse on 22 July -India and world Forecasts Vedic Astrology

There will be a complete Solar Eclipse on 22nd July 2009. According to Hindu date it will be on Shravan month Krishna paksha (dark half) 30, Wednesday, Samvat 2066. This eclipse will be visible throughout India. According to Indian Standard Time, Solar Eclipse will be seen between 5:31 AM to 7:25 AM. This eclipse will be on Pushya Nakshatra and Cancer Sign (Karka Rashi).

Eclipses are of four types - total, annular, hybrid and… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

Train ur eyes to see the bright side of everything

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes


"As you think, so you become."

Think well, you will be well. Think ill, you will be ill. It's all your thought. Sometimes you might not be thinking ill of yourself, but you are thinking ill of others. chat is still thinking ill. Whether it is about you or somebody else, that is what you are thinking. When you think of that, you will become that. That is why we say, "See no evil, hear no… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:31am — No Comments

As the mind so the man

There is a sanskrit saying" Mana eva manushyanam karanam bandha mokshayoho " As the mind ,so the man ;bondage or liberation are in ur mind.if u feel bound,you are bound.if u feel liberated,you are liberated.Things outside neither bind nor,liberate,only your attitude towards them does that.
source -Yoga sutras of Patnjali by Swami Satchidananda

Added by amit agarwal on July 12, 2009 at 3:26am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leftoverturned part 1

(Detail from "American quilt" )

When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a while.



Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2009 at 7:09pm — No Comments

My Quote of the Day

"If you have not been a lover, count your life not lived." Rumi, the 13th Century brilliant Persian mystic und poet.

Added by Michael Krahl on July 3, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

YOGA for sciatica by Dr. Rita Khanna

This is an excellent article for those suffering sciatica. The photos were not able to be reproduced but the instructions are written for the poses,

The article was written by Dr. Rita Khanna

Yoga is one of the most effective forms of exercise for Sciatica related problems. As with any spinal injury, great caution is required when attempting any form of exercise, and this holds true for Yoga, as well. First, let us understand what Sciatica is. The sciatic nerve is the largest… Continue

Added by maryse on July 1, 2009 at 2:52am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Leaving The Ashram part 1 & 2

(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)

“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album.

An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 30, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Realize ur own true nature

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes


Know that you are already liberated. You are never bound. Thinking that you are bound is ignorance. As the pure Self, you are never bound. The true Self is eternally pure, unchanging, immortal, never tainted by anything. It is always peaceful. But you don't see your true Self, you see the image of your true Self on the mirror of the mind. So when the mind gets tossed, the image is disturbed. The image… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on June 28, 2009 at 6:28am — No Comments

Bridges of conciousness

If after one night we hardly ever remember our dreams...What will happen after death with our bodies completely destroyed?

Learning to be aware of our nights, this is one of our first challenges.

This is one of the first things that Mother taught me: build conciousness bridges within… Continue

Added by Jordi on June 27, 2009 at 4:45pm — 1 Comment

What is Yoga

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja


Hong Kong: July 2, 2006

What is yoga? Yoga is a Sanskrit word which means "to add two things together." There must be two things. For example if you want to add two bricks together, then cement, water and other substances are needed.

Similarly, yoga means to connect two persons: one is the Supreme Lord and the other is the unlimited souls. Because we have forgotten that Supreme… Continue

Added by Vasanti dasi on June 26, 2009 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

The Music Of Poligraf : Polygraph part 1

(Polygraph from U.S. Patent 4,333,084)

The first part of "Polygraph" is entitled “Exposition” and aims to evoke a somewhat peaceful and relaxed dialogue, before the relationship slowly degrades to the point of sourness as personal values and beliefs are questioned and subjected to…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 26, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Rise above me,mine i,this is mine,this is yours

Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes


Heaven is a place where love and nothing but love flows. Real, cosmic, universal love. People love each other as they love themselves. They love the animals, the plants, all the things around them. They even love their trash cans. That's what heaven is. Everyone living as one big family with no "mine" and "yours," only "ours." It's God's home and everyone feels that they are children of that home. Everything is… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on June 25, 2009 at 4:59am — No Comments

A true luv story--when a lizard can,why can't we-- but with hidden message for human beings

RajaYogi BK Karunaji

Really very interesting story,


This is a true story that happened in Japan.

In order to renovate the house, a man teared open the walls since Japanese houses have a hollow space between the wooden walls.

Behind one of the walls, he found lizard stuck to the inner wall because a nail was hammered into one of its feet from the outside.

Seeing it he felt… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on June 24, 2009 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

The Music Of Poligraf : Waking In Heaven

(Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven by Gustave Doré)

"Waking In Heaven" is a relatively short composition that starts with a…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 21, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

bhajan concerts in Yoga Vidya

Hari Om to all!

Swami Gurusharan and I will be performing benefit concerts for our school in Omkareshwar in many Yoga Vidya Centers in Germany soon: We are currently in France and arriving in Germany tomorrow:

Here is our schedule for Yoga Vidya centers:

Stuttgart YV: 25th June

Frankfurt YV: 27th June; concert in the evening and workshop in the morning of 28th

Mainz YV: 28th June

Villingen Schwenningen YV: 30th… Continue

Added by Swami Mangalananda on June 21, 2009 at 6:14pm — No Comments

How To Love Yourself Unconditionally By Owen Waters

If there is anything that you dislike about yourself – your body, your mind or your feelings – it is time to clear away that old baggage once and for all.

Tell yourself a totally positive thought, such as:

“I love everything about my body.”

Then, listen for the inner voice of self-criticism to step in and say things like, “except for my weight,” “except for my unmanageable hair,” and so on.

The point of the exercise is to identify opinions and beliefs… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on June 21, 2009 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Osho on vegetarian food & spiritual growth

Osho on vegetarian food & Spiritual growth.

Posted by Prasanna santhi on June 18, 2009 at 6:07pm in guru

Osho - Is Vegetarian Food essential for Spiritual Growth

Question - What about Food? Is it not absolutely essential to be a Vegetarian for Spiritual Growth?

Osho - What you do is never essential, what you are is always essential. Being is essential, doing is not essential. Being is essential, having is not essential. Consciousness is essential, character is not… Continue

Added by amit agarwal on June 19, 2009 at 8:34am — No Comments

The Music Of Poligraf : Polygraph parts 2 & 3

("Deliberation" by Ronn Boef)

"Polygraph" is a portrait of human relations turning from sweet to sour, hinting at the necessity and difficulty of constant genuineness. The suite lasts about 10 minutes and is composed of the following four sections : Exposition,…


Added by Christopher Stewart on June 15, 2009 at 9:11pm — No Comments

The science of sleep

We spend a third of our lives doing it. Everyone needs it to survive. Monash is part of a renewed research effort to better understand the science of sleep. Sleep disorders and deprivation have now been linked to alterations in blood pressure and diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack and stroke.

My Somnologix relaxation CDs are proving very popular to assist people with sleep… Continue

Added by Swami Samnyasananda on June 15, 2009 at 9:43am — No Comments

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