"Peace is your own true nature." ~Sri Swami Satchidananda
Added by amit agarwal on May 20, 2009 at 8:46am —
(Buddha the Conqueror by Nicholas Roerich)
Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.
The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on May 20, 2009 at 1:51am —
Hanuman, the mighty ape that aided Lord Rama in his expedition against evil forces, is one of the most popular idols in the Hindu pantheon. Believed to be an avatar of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is worshiped as a symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion.
On Tuesdays and in some cases, Saturdays, many people keep fast in honour of Hanuman and give special offerings to him. In times of trouble, it is a common faith among Hindus to chant… Continue
Added by Kalipriya on May 19, 2009 at 10:45pm —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes
Often people think that spirituality only means big things, that to be a spiritual aspirant you must accomplish great feats. You should chant beautifully; you should stand on your head for half an hour; you should sit for meditation three times a day. These things are wonderful, but they are not useful if you don't take care of the little, little things. Spirituality should permeate every action of your day. By simply going into your room and seeing its… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 19, 2009 at 8:03am —
Every spiritual tradition recognizes some places as holy. Visit to such places, connected with specific behavior, is considered to be spiritually purifying and constitutes an important part of spiritual practice.
Holy place, or place of pilgrimage, is called tirtha ("ford") because there one can cross the stream of samsara and reach the spiritual dimension. Even a simple stay in such place has a purifying effect which can be increased by following specific… Continue
Added by Kalipriya on May 18, 2009 at 4:06pm —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's
HAVE CONVICTION -
What you think you become. That is why it is so important to have positive thoughts. But if you merely repeat something without any feeling behind it, it's just mechanical. You have to have some conviction: "I am becoming joyful. I am becoming brave. Day by day I am becoming better and better." By the same token, if you say, "Oh, I don't think I can do it. I am growing weaker. I'm not any good," then you are dwelling on… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 18, 2009 at 7:52am —
Having determined our goal, the next problem before us is to find out means for the realization of the object. Sages and teachers have elaborately dealt with the subject. They have laid down various forms of practices or 'Sadhanas', helpful for the attainment of what they put forth as the final goal. But for the realization of God, the Indeterminate Absolute or Para Brahma we have to adopt means, which lead us to the complete negation. Our goal of life, as discussed in the previous chapter is… Continue
Added by ramabadran Seshadri Iyengar on May 18, 2009 at 4:38am —
Hinduism is rich in symbolism.Many acts of worship, such as puja, are symbolic, a form of visualisation in which worshippers simulate activities normally performed on higher planes of existence. Thus the scope of symbolism is broad and includes physical acts such as offering pranam (obeisances) with folded hands. Such physical gestures tend to induce the appropriate mood and awareness within the practitioner. Many symbols are considered auspicious, embodying the notion of inner purity. Sacred… Continue
Added by Kalipriya on May 17, 2009 at 9:34pm —
Siddhartha Reaching Love
Word count: 49
Siddhartha, do you feel the light
leading to deliverance
other paths foolish and dead
asceticism and yoga
do you no good
unearths you the sparkling
wealth in spirit
filled up with river’s beauty
nature stirring your totality
Love is the opening
to your total spirituality
How we Write a Poem?
Added by pattimari on May 17, 2009 at 8:07pm —
Music has been an essential part of my life since the end of the 80s.
The adventure began during the second of my four years of studying electrical engineering at Université Laval in Québec City. Through various friends and contacts I reconnected with progressive rock, a form of music to which I had already been exposed to in my youth thanks to my older brothers and sisters. Hearing the music of bands such as Yes, Rush, Genesis, and King… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on May 17, 2009 at 7:29pm —
How many Om symbols can you find in the Ganesha image?
There are more than a dozen OMs of all sizes, including inverted and mirror images.
How many could you find?
I don't have the answer myself ,please write how many you find
Added by Kalipriya on May 17, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Worrying Doesn't reduce yesterday's problems.it will reduce today's strength also.if u have to think ,think gud things.
Added by amit agarwal on May 17, 2009 at 7:41am —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes
Don't expect the whole world to be enlightened one day. It would be like walking into a Detroit automobile factory and seeing only finished cars. If the factory were full of finished cars, it would no longer be a factory; it would become a showroom. Likewise, you wouldn't go to a university and say, "When will the only people here be degree holders?"
The universe itself is a university. People come as students; they study and learn. A… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 16, 2009 at 2:01pm —
Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Mathajis,
Please accept our humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Gurudev.
In Srimad-Bhagavatam the material world is compared to a great ocean. Within this material universe there are millions and billions of planets floating in space, and we can just imagine how many Atlantic and Pacific oceans are there. In fact, the whole material universe is linked to a great ocean of misery, an ocean of birth and death. In order to cross this… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 16, 2009 at 12:35pm —
The Upanishads are summits of thought on mankind and the universe, designed to push human ideas to their very limit and beyond. They give us both spiritual vision and philosophical argument, and it is by a strictly personal effort that one can reach the truth.
The term 'Upanishad' literally means, "sitting down near" or "sitting close to", and implies listening closely to the mystic doctrines of a guru or a spiritual teacher, who has cognized the fundamental truths of the… Continue
Added by Kalipriya on May 16, 2009 at 10:41am —
One day I decided to quit. I quit my job, my relationship, spirituality.
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God. "God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me...."Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?" "Yes", I replied. "When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. I gave them light. I gave them water. The fern quickly… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 16, 2009 at 5:54am —
what is anger
Added by amit agarwal on May 15, 2009 at 5:14am —
WebGroup: Pravs World
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Instructions For Life
§ Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
§ Memorize your favorite poem.
§ Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
§ When you say, “I love you”, mean it.
§ When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.
§ Be engaged at least six months before you… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 15, 2009 at 4:57am —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes
CLEAN MONEY -
Don't work thinking only of your salary. If God is satisfied with your work, He will give you plenty. You will get your salary, and more, from many other sources. Think of your job as an opportunity to serve, not just an opportunity to make money. If you work with that serviceful attitude, then whatever you make will be clean money, well-earned money that will certainly bring health and happiness to you. It's not how much money… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 15, 2009 at 4:25am —
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Daily Sutras and Knowledge Sheets wroteon May 11, 2009 at 7:23pm
Guruji: Shoot brilliant questions and take only one liners! (laughter)
Q1: Where do thoughts come… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 15, 2009 at 4:18am —