Mind needs to be coaxed First of all, we have to understand that we are attending to meditation only because it will make us happier and peaceful. Even though there appears to be some kind of happiness when there are excitements or fulfillment of desires, they don’t last long. Sometimes, they even cause problems later, […]
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Category: How to Meditate?
How to Meditate? Teachings by Sages of India have profound meaning and guidance to us in dealing with the troubles in our mind. They give Knowledge about Meditation. Fortunately, they also tell us how to practice Meditation. They give us many options of meditation methods techniques. This guidance is offered here.
What is Om… Aum… ॐ…
What is Om… Aum… ॐ… OM or AUM is the The Beginning, Middle and End of All Beings. The Beginning Explanation from a Sage On such a profound and important subject of Om, it is only right that I start with the authority of a Sage. In the words of Sri Ramana Maharshi : […]
Gaining quietness of mind
Gaining quietness of mind The Mind is like a stack or bundle of thoughts. It has tons of desires and fears stacked or bundled up, the strongest one taking precedence. When this one is dealt with, the next one pops up, while a new one is being added all the time. Actions make impressions or deep […]
Watch your thoughts like street traffic
Watch your thoughts like street traffic Watching the mind is a wonderful method of meditation. It may take some time to be able to do this. For some, simply watching the breathing process, chanting, praying, joining in the singing of devotional songs etc. may be helpful. But for those who are inclined towards self-enquiry, mental […]
Regaining the Inner Happiness
Regaining the Inner Happiness Nature of happiness Regarding the nature of happiness, Ramana Maharshi said: M.: If a man thinks that his happiness is due to external causes and his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his happiness must increase with the increase of possessions and diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he […]
How to practice Self-Enquiry
How to practice Self-Enquiry Close your eyes. Pray to God or Guru for Grace and Strength of Mind. God or Guru are not different from the Real Self. So in other words, you are asking help from your own perfect Self. Read an inspirational passage or a quote, or gaze at a divine picture for […]
Who am I? Self-Enquiry
Who am I? Self-Enquiry Self-Enquiry in a nutshell is the process of enquiring within, “Who am I?”. Here are some conversations of Devotees with Ramana Maharshi that shed light on how to practice the Self-Enquiry, Who am I? Conversation 1: A devotee asks, “How will mind become quiet?” Ramana answers, “By the inquiry ‘Who am I?’. […]
How to Meditate
How to Meditate How to Meditate? Meditation Practice 101 What is Meditation? Please read my Post “Meditation Knowledge 101 – What is Meditation”. How to Meditate? In reality, everything’s just fine. The Power that makes everything move will give us the necessary strength, things and people to take care of us at the right time. […]
Watch the mind
Watch the mind One way of practicing Meditation is to watch the mind. Here is a useful method prescribed by Ramana Maharshi. To a devotee He says, “Watch the mind. You must stand aloof from it. You are not the mind. And the Self will remain ever.“ When a desire is fulfilled, the mind becomes quiet, and so […]
Your nature is Happiness. Just be Happy...
Your nature is Happiness. Just be Happy! THEORY Day by Day with Bhagavan – 15-5-46 In answer to a visitor Sri Ramana Maharshi made the following remarks: “You can have, or rather you will yourself be, the highest imaginable kind of happiness. All other kinds of happiness which you have spoken of as ‘pleasure’, […]
Be free from thoughts. Do not hold on to...
Be free from thoughts. Do not hold on to anything. Ramana Maharshi advises someone as follows: Talks with Ramana Maharsh – Talk 472 M.: Be free from thoughts. Do not hold on to anything. They do not hold you. Be yourself. When I sit down for meditation, I usually take an advice from the Master […]
Meditation Theory and Practice
Meditation Theory and Practice Meditation is like giving luscious, fresh grass to a roguish bull to calm it and make it peaceful. There are several definitions floating around for Meditation. However, if you are serious about practicing Meditation, I would like you to visit the links shown at the end of this article, to get genuine, […]