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We are here for a purpose

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesTHE 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 we can do. H
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Meaning of Gayatri Mantra

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 radiant Divine Lightof that adorable Sun of Spiritual Consciousness;May it awaken our intuition
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Smooth sailing

To manuover a boatwith two Oarsis easier and faster too...But,a boat with just one Oarkeeps swirlingat the same place..Our spiritual lifeis also like boating...Wanna havea smooth spiritual sail?WhenPRAISE and PRAYERbecomes your two Oarssailing becomes funyou know?Have a blessed day!Your's in YESHUA,a j mithra
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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 and headed to the terra incognita of progressive rock.
Over
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An Electro-Madnetic Field

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 Electr
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Mantras is a powerful seed

Sri Swami Satchidananda'sIn 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 poor, it
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Sri K Pattabhi Jois is dead

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.In Memorian.
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(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 of The Dhammapada at a local bookstore. While slowly digesting the aphorisms in the weeks that followed, I found that its teachings were in continuity with a process of introspection
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(09.05.19)HANUMAN

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 the name of Hanuman or sing his hymn and proclaim "Bajr
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Take care of little little things

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesOften 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 condition,
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(09.05.05) Places of Pilgrimage

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.TirthaHoly 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 spiritual practices.The holy place
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What you think you become

Sri Swami Satchidananda'sHAVE 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 negative thoughts. So think about
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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 th
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(09.05.17) SYMBOLISM

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 em
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Siddhartha Reaching LoveAuthor: pattimariWord count: 49Siddhartha, do you feel the lightleading to deliveranceother paths foolish and deadasceticism and yogado you no goodexploring selfunearths you the sparklingwealth in spiritfilled up with river’s beautynature stirring your totalityLove is the openingto your total spiritualitypattimari, 2008How we Write a Poem?Author: pattimariWord count: 55How We Write a PoemWriting a poem is all about lifeobserving the worldall around usWe write about loveev
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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 Crimson felt like meeting old friends, and quickly I knew I
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Worry

Worrying Doesn't reduce yesterday's problems.it will reduce today's strength also.if u have to think ,think gud things.Swami Vivekananda
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The world will always be like this

Sri Swami Satchidananda's NotesDon'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 few people get their diplomas a
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Krishna helps those who help themselves

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 great ocean of nescience,
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