Sri Swami Satchidananda's
Just be happy, have fun, enjoy life and don't get caught. When I say, "don't get caught," I am not talking about someone else catching you. I am talking about your own mind. Choose the kind of fun that won't bind you. If a certain kind of fun will bring you unhappiness later on, then it's not fun at all. Our goal is unending joy.
Sometimes people think that to be a spiritual seeker or a good, religious person means being always very serious. They… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 22, 2009 at 7:29pm —
Sacred architecture of the chakras system.
Ankh meaning chakras system.…
Added by Konstantin on May 22, 2009 at 6:30pm —
It's been said often enough that Hindus celebrate everything. So they do. The birth of gods, death of asuras, victory of the gods, marriage of the gods, the new year, new months, full moons, new moons, harvests, birthdays, initiations, marriages, deaths, anniversaries - you name the event, and it is reason for music, dance, processions, and what have you.
Apart from the universally celebrated festivals like Dussehra, Diwali and Ganesh Chaturthi, there are others that are observed in… Continue
Added by Kati Kalipriya Cato on May 22, 2009 at 6:06pm —
My 12 km walk for Yoga
Beautiful day, wonderful people and a great experience for me : I can walk 12 km.…
Added by Kati Kalipriya Cato on May 22, 2009 at 5:37pm —
Ekta Bathija (New York, NY) wroteon August 23, 2008 at 12:18am
The next sutra is Tasya Hethuravidya, which means “thinking that these causes are yours is ignorance”. What is the way out of ignorance? The only way is definite knowledge in the mind that your body is constantly changing. You must know that you are not the body, you are the self. You are imperishable, untouched and untainted by the probabilities of the world. Every particle in this body is changing. The mind is changing.… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 21, 2009 at 8:12pm —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's Notes
THE BEST THING WE CAN DO -
Don't ever, ever put yourself down. You are here for a purpose, and you are great in your place. You may not know what that purpose is; but no matter what you look like, what handicaps you might have, what size or what color you are, the fact that you are here is enough. God has something for you to do. Let us always live in that knowledge. Let us become humble instruments in the hands of that great Lord. That's the best thing… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 21, 2009 at 7:28pm —
Posted by Pravin Kumar at www.spiritualsoul.ning.com
Swâmi Shivânanda's translation of the Gâyatrî Mantra is:
We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance;
May He enlighten our Intellect.
A succinct and delightful translation by S. Krishnamurthy is:
We meditate upon the… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 21, 2009 at 2:38pm —
To manuover a boat
with two Oars
is easier and faster too...
a boat with just one Oar
at the same place..
Our spiritual life
is also like boating...
a smooth spiritual sail?
PRAISE and PRAYER
becomes your two Oars
sailing becomes fun
Have a blessed day!
Your's in YESHUA,
a j mithra
Added by amit agarwal on May 21, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Poligraf has been an essential part of my life since its inception at the beginning of February 1998.
The adventure began after the collapse of a band that probably never really existed as it only had a handful of rehearsals, but for which I had already written a lot of material. Left alone at the helm, I connected with a group of experienced musicians via a co-worker friend and after agreeing on a general aim and formula, we raised sail… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on May 21, 2009 at 12:00am —
Anna means 'food' in Sanskrit, and purna means 'filled completely'.Annapurna is a Hindu goddess of food and cooking.
Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food and cooking,she is empowered with the ability to supply food to an unlimited amount of people.
Annapurna is an incarnation of the other Hindu goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva.
Images of goddess Annapurna are placed in dinner tables,restaurants,kitchens etc. where the food is… Continue
Added by Kati Kalipriya Cato on May 20, 2009 at 10:24pm —
The affairs of life are like a powerful magnetic field that holds us riveted to them. We have so many things to do, and when we are not doing things we are worrying about things we haven't done or things we will or might have to do. It goes on and on. No wonder we get so stressed. What do you call this? Some people call it 'life', they have come to accept it as normal, others call it the rat race, and maybe some call it madness or insanity. For the purpose of this blog I have called it an… Continue
Added by Denis Gibbon on May 20, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Sri Swami Satchidananda's
In this age, the simplest and best practice is mantra repetition. It is very simple, but at the same time very powerful - more powerful than any other practice. Your body may not even be fit to practice all the hatha yoga postures or to do rigorous penance. You may not have a lot of money to go on pilgrimages. You may not have a big altar or go to church every Sunday, but you can always repeat a mantram. Wherever you are, whatever you do, whether you are rich or… Continue
Added by amit agarwal on May 20, 2009 at 7:12pm —
Ayer recibí la noticia, Pattabhi Jois- Guruji había muerto en India con 94 años, y para todos los practicantes de yoga es una gran pérdida pero sobre todo para aquellos que estudiamos y enseñamos Ashtanga vinyasa.
Un gran Maestro ha muerto.
Added by Victoria Ambrós on May 20, 2009 at 2:19pm —
"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 Kati Kalipriya Cato 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 Kati Kalipriya Cato 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 —