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Realize ur own true nature

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesTHEN YOU WILL REALIZE YOUR OWN TRUE NATUREKnow 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 seems to be assuming q
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What is Yoga

Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami MaharajaWHAT IS YOGA?Hong Kong: July 2, 2006What 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 Lord, we are greatly suffering. Sometimes we
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(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 criticism.

The Discipline-era King Crimson influence is undeniable here, and to my ear the second variation sounds like something from Steve Reich’s “Drumming.”

I have a particular fondness for that piece of music. One f

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Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesWHAT IS HEAVEN? -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 common. Everybody takes care of every
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RajaYogi BK KarunajiReally very interesting story,WHEN A LIZARD CAN, WHY CAN'T WE?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 pity and was at the same time curious. The lizard was nailed 2 years ago when the house was first
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(Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven by Gustave Doré)

"Waking In Heaven" is a relatively short composition that starts with a minimalist approach, goes to the grandiose, and then takes a leap for the celestial. An irresistible mood lifter for me, it works well on its own, but I have a feeling that it could end up as the concluding part of a suite.

Once was a time I can recall
Before the spring after the fall
Far from the glory of it all
Distressing doubt was standing tall

Every morning I

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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 JuneFrankfurt YV: 27th June; concert in the evening and workshop in the morning of 28thMainz YV: 28th JuneVillingen Schwenningen YV: 30th JuneBerlin Yoga Festival: 3rd thru 5th JulyBerlin YV: 8th JulyCome and experience authentic
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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 that you hold at an unconscious level. Bring the
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Osho on vegetarian food & spiritual growth

Osho on vegetarian food & Spiritual growth.Posted by Prasanna santhi on June 18, 2009 at 6:07pm in guruOsho - Is Vegetarian Food essential for Spiritual GrowthQuestion - 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 essential -- because it is not char
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("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, Confrontation, Deliberation, and Vindication.

"Confrontation" aims to depict the often difficult yet cathartic experience of having to stand one's ground and defend one's views when criticism or outright attack threatens one's balance and

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The Music Of Poligraf : Stonecutter


(“Quarryman” by Gustave Courbet)

"Stonecutter" is intended as an anthem to perseverance and is based on the following quote by Jacob August Riis :

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

It's one of my favourite quotes and it has helped me on several occasions

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(Ashram by Nicholas Roerich)

An instrumental in 4 movements (The Ordinary, Running Out Of Breath, Dweller On The Threshold, Jambudvipa), the composition aims to evoke the progress of an individual getting fed up with their day to day life to the point of taking an extended time off for reflection and introspection.

In the cosmology of Buddhism, Jambudvipa is the name of the continent of the terrestrial world where ordinary human beings live. From Wikipedia :

It is in Jambudvipa that one may recei
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Act without expectation

Act without Expectation: It relaxes and rewardsIt's often believed that if people become spiritual and dispassionate about the outcome of their actions, they will stagnate; there will be no progress. In fact, the opposite is true. Creativity and enthusiasm can spring only when you are well rested; and you cannot rest if you are anxious about the outcome of your actions.When we perform every action with an eye on the end result, we get lost in the end and don't enjoy the means of getting to the e
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never let mind overpower u

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesYOU DON'T HAVE TO BE ALLERGIC TO ANYTHING -If you keep the body healthy, the body can adjust to any weather. You won't have to complain about the outside atmosphere. Many people complain about allergies. They are always saying, "I am allergic to this, allergic to that." Allergy is not something coming from outside; allergy comes from lack of health. If your body is strong enough, you don't have to be allergic to anything.Think of all the people who live in a tropic
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Don't worry in life

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesTHAT'S WHY HE CAN STOP YOUR ELEPHANTOnce upon a time there lived king who had a nice elephant. The attendant of the elephant used to take it to the river every day for a bath. One day as the attendant was bringing the elephant back to the palace, a little boy came walking up to the elephant. He took its trunk in his hands, saying, "Stop! Look at the way you are walking. The elephant stopped. "Walk gently, carefully," he told the elephant. He let go of the trunk, an
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Meditation

The mind settles down to its most silent restful state and so the body which is totally with the mind goes to the restful state as well, a state of rest, deeper than sleep...This self exploratory journey of self transformation through self-observation.....through self consciousness dissolves mental impurities bringing out a balanced Positive and compassionate mind.Tulasidalam.
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Choosing to Live Fully

This story I found at Help Others.org:Choosing to Live FullyJohn is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!' He was a natural motivator.If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked h
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To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.-Bette DavisPeople around the world have been talking about a movie so powerful that it can change the course of your life. This movie, The Secret, was created by Australian Rhonda Byrne, and she says that if you follow its philosophy, you can create the life you want--whether that means getting out of debt, finding a more fulfilling job or even falling in love.Rhonda
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