Up and Doing

April 16, 2014

This world is a manifestation of Shakti. In Her vyavaharic satta [relative reality] in this world of activity, you do not see everything as Brahman until you reach that state of Experience. You see an infinite variety of movements and actions; nothing stands still. This universe is in a constant state of movement, constant activity. Everyone is engaged in action, action, action. One that does not enter into the stream would be cast aside on the way. Because, time and tide wait for no man. We have to be up and doing.

Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Life

April 5, 2014

The loss of his awareness of that oneness with the infinite, all-perfect source of his being is the very cause of his involvement in this earthly process called life. To regain a true awareness and to realise once again his everlasting oneness with the Divine is actually the practice of Yoga. The means of overcoming the defects and imperfections of this earth-life and thus experiencing union with the Supreme constitutes its structure. Yoga shows how to overcome the imperfections of the lower nature and to gain complete mastery over the mind and senses.
Swami Chidananda Saraswati


Truth

April 4, 2014

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde


Busy/Lazy

April 4, 2014

Being busy is not the same as being productive. In fact, being busy is a form of laziness — lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.


The Law of Meditation

April 3, 2014
You may have sat in silence or meditation before and you may already know how valuable the art of meditation can be. There are two key components of meditation. One is passive and receptive, while the other is active or assertive. In passive meditation, you sit in silence while you count your blessings and enter a state of deep appreciation. In this quiet gratitude, your mind opens and allows ideas to enter.

Once you have received an inspiring idea, you then begin the second form of meditation: the active part. This means taking the new concept and immediately concentrating on it in detail. Hold the original image of your passive meditation and then hone in with increasing attention to the particulars.

From passive reception to active creation: These are the two forms of meditation. When you consciously direct your mind in this way, the ideas that are inspiring to you become part of your daily life.

View the following video in which I share further insights on meditation

Newsletter - Meditation (April)

Kind regards,
Dr John Demartini


Up & Doing

March 31, 2014

Attention plays a great part in concentration. It is the basis of will. The force with which anything strikes the mind is generally in proportion to the degree of attention bestowed on it. Attention on any object may be either subjective (internal) or objective (external). Practice concentrating your attention on unpleasant tasks, upon uninteresting objects and ideas. Then many mental weaknesses will vanish, and the mind will become stronger and stronger.

Swami Sivananda

Sometimes the mind would refuse to put forth effort on account of inner Tamas (inertia) and lethargy. Don’t yield to this inertia. Remove it by constructive activity, study and Kirtan.

Remove slothness by being “Up and Doing.”

Swami Chidananda


Swami Krishnananda

March 31, 2014

Spiritual life is not an inward life. It is also not an outward life. Spirituality is not withdrawal into the psychological cave; it is not introversion of the mind. It is not also running about in the physical world. It is neither a sensory approach to the outward nature of things nor a psychological approach to the purely subjective activity of the personality. Spirituality is another name for the character of Reality. What Reality is, that is spirituality.


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