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 : […]
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Category: What is Meditation?
Meditation is done to create Peace of mind and Happiness. Simply put, it is a process to eliminate disturbing thoughts. But before we put it into practice, we need to learn about it. Knowledge about Meditation from Great Sages of India is presented here.
Stillness of mind is not dullness
Stillness of mind is not dullness Some people misunderstand that meditation and self-enquiry means living life like a zombie with no enthusiasm or zest for life. They think that these things are only for old people who have no passion for life or lively activities. These are misconceptions. Being mentally still does not mean dullness. In fact, […]
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 […]
What is Heart
What is Heart There is often confusion about the word Heart. The main reason for the confusion is that the same word is used in different contexts. It is commonly used to mean the Physical Organ that beats and circulates blood. It is also used for the Psychological Center of emotions, feelings and sentiments. […]
Benefits of Meditation
Benefits of Meditation Happiness The Truth is that all our thoughts and deeds are to achieve one thing : Happiness. We want to be calm, happy and peaceful. Nobody does anything in order to be restless and unhappy. The problem is that we go about seeking it in wrong and irrational ways. We get […]
Unspiritual Environment It is not always that everything is conducive to being spiritual or to meditate. Sometimes, we may find that others close to us do not have an inclination towards introspection and contemplation. They may not only be extremely outgoing and too much involved in worldly matters, but they may also not tolerate […]
What is Association with the Wise?
What is Association with the Wise? (Satsang) The scripture Yoga Vashishtam has the following verse which aptly describes association with the wise: The imperfect will become perfect, danger good luck, the inauspicious auspicious, by association with holy sages. For those who have bathed in the Ganges of fellowship with such realized souls, homa, yagna, […]
What is Grace?
What is Grace? These are quotations by Paul Brunton, an ardent and early devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi. They explain what Grace is. “Divine grace is a manifestation of the cosmic free-will in operation. It can alter the course of events in a mysterious manner through its own unknown laws, which are superior to all […]
What is Faith?
What is Faith? Sri Ramana Maharshi explains: (D is Devotee; M is Maharshi) Conversation 1: A visitor asked: Sri Bhagavan said last night that God is guiding us. Then why should we make an effort to do anything? M.: Who asks you to do so? If there was that faith in the guidance of […]
What is Self-Enquiry?
What is Self-Enquiry? The goal is to obtain lasting happiness and peace of mind. For this, the most effective and direct means is Self-Enquiry. So say the Sages. If we have a disease, either we can just treat the symptoms, or we can cure the disease itself. Similarly, other spiritual practices help to gain a little peace […]
Meditation is Cheerfulness, not Gloom
Meditation is Cheerfulness, not Gloom In the Hindu Sanatana Dharma, Religion or Spirituality means Cheerfulness, Joy, Celebration, Happiness and Peace of Mind. The word “Gloom” has no place in it. Every religious festival is a celebration. Weddings and major events in one’s life always constitute worship of God in a cheerful manner, accompanied by […]
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 […]
Our Nature is Happiness
Our Nature is Happiness Happiness As an 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’, ‘joy’, ‘happiness’, ‘bliss’ are only reflections of the ananda […]
Time, Place, Posture etc.
Time, Place, Posture etc. We have to practice Meditation using what we have learnt so far. Learning about Time, Place and Posture etc. helps a lot. It must said at the outset, that for Self-Enquiry, no conditions, requirements or stipulations are specified. Conversations with Ramana Maharshi. Mr. W. Y. Evans-Wentz. D.: Does Maharshi advise any physical posture […]
What is Meditation
What is Meditation Meditation Knowledge 101 What is Meditation Here I am presenting some basic information about Meditation for people who would like to know what Meditation is all about. The word Meditation means a lot of different things to different people or organizations, ranging from simple to very complex methods. It scares some […]
Meditation is Life
Meditation is Life Meditation Is Life. There is a lot of wisdom out there from Sages of India that reveals the truth of this statement. There is no difference between Meditation and Life. Living with God in Mind is Meditation. Meditating while performing one’s duty is Life. Therefore, Meditation is Life. Is there a […]
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, […]
Pondering on Words of Wisdom
Pondering on Words of Wisdom It will be very beneficial to ponder upon Words of Wisdom. Whether before starting the day’s activities, or any time during the day, it will help to make the day go easier. It will make us calm and it will help us to take things with the right perspective. In the long […]