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Roadmaps to joy!

Then and now…

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A long time ago, a really long time ago, no (laugh) not that long ago. We don’t know when exactly, we saw the worlds first scientists. These weren't you know typical scientists. They began by letting their mind get very still, and in this quiet space they were able to discover amazing things and discover many secrets about the human body, mind and consciousness. They discovered then that the way we breathe affects the way you feel. And what you eat affects what you think. They noticed that to function well, the mind and memory need rest.  And that, meditation is the deepest rest of all, giving you incredible amounts of energy. They also discovered that experiences can cloud our vision by getting stuck in our minds, meditation can clear them, so hear, see and feel more clearly.

These scientists or seers would compare notes and then share their knowledge with the community. As you know in that time people didn't have Facebook, Twitter and phone, so information spread incredibly slow - from one person to another and from group to group. Over time what the seers have learnt got lost and was misunderstood, until those who have been in the deepest of meditations were able to rediscover the secrets and restore it. Meditation is universal.  Just like you don’t have to be Italian to eat pasta.

Fast forward to the modern day...

People that were searching for deeper meanings of life, travel the globe and learned that some of the greatest seers lived in India. Listened, asked questions and found something important and in doing so they began to share it.

What if everyone could have a more peaceful and clear mind? Can we study less and get better grades? What about run faster, be smarter, better, stronger, wiser? We are all connected. We can create a better world and it starts with something as simple as closing your eyes, meditating and feeling a deeper connection with yourself. When you feel good you treat others around you better and the cycle continues. Who would have thought that the work of  ancient scientists would have the power to transform our world today!

To really open your eyes sometimes you have to close them.

To dive deeper this is http://us.yesplus.org

Spanish translation by Google

Hace mucho tiempo, hace muchísimo tiempo, no se ríen () no hace tanto tiempo. No sabemos cuándo exactamente, vimos los primeros científicos mundos. No eran ustedes saben los científicos típico. Comenzaron por dejar que su mente se ponen muy quieto y tranquilo en este espacio fueron capaces de descubrir cosas asombrosas y descubrir muchos secretos sobre el cuerpo humano, la mente y la conciencia. Descubrieron entonces que la forma en que respiramos afecta la manera en que se siente. Y lo que usted come afecta lo que piensas. Se dieron cuenta de que para funcionar bien, la mente y el resto necesita memoria. Y eso, la meditación es el más profundo de todos los demás, dándole una increíble cantidad de energía. También descubrieron que las experiencias pueden nublar nuestra visión se queda pegada en nuestra mente, la meditación puede eliminarlas, por lo que oír, ver y sentir con más claridad.
Estos científicos o videntes que comparar notas y compartir sus conocimientos con la comunidad. Como usted sabe, en aquel entonces la gente no tenía Facebook, Twitter y teléfono, así que la información lleguen increíblemente lento - de una persona a otra y de un grupo a otro. Con el tiempo lo que los videntes han aprendido perdido e incomprendido era, hasta aquellos que han estado en lo más profundo de las meditaciones fueron capaces de descubrir los secretos y restaurarla. La meditación es universal. Al igual que usted no tiene que ser italiano para comer pasta.
Un avance rápido hasta la actualidad ...
Las personas que estaban en busca de significados más profundos de la vida, viajar por el mundo y se enteró de que algunos de los grandes videntes vivió en la India. Escuchó, hizo preguntas y se encontró algo importante y, al hacerlo, comenzó a compartirlo.
¿Qué pasa si todo el mundo podía tener una mente más tranquila y clara? ¿Podemos estudiar menos y obtener mejores calificaciones? ¿Qué hay de correr más rápido, más inteligente, mejor, más fuerte, más sabio? Todos estamos conectados. Podemos crear un mundo mejor y comienza con algo tan simple como cerrar los ojos, meditar y sentir una conexión más profunda con uno mismo. Cuando te sientes bien tratas a los demás a su alrededor una mejor y el ciclo continúa. ¿Quién hubiera pensado que el trabajo de los antiguos científicos tendrían el poder de transformar nuestro mundo de hoy!
Para realmente abrir los ojos a veces hay que cerrarlas.
Para bucear más profundo esta es http://us.yesplus.org

Uniting India - Pakistan

Sri Sri Ravishankar teaching his ‘Sudarshan Kriya’, Pranayam and meditation practices in Pakistan, which helped many of the practitioners concentrate better during their ‘Namaaz’

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How to overcome impure thoughts

Above the Clouds

Brooding over impure thoughts adds to their evil force. Do not become prey to these haunting dangerous thoughts. Entertain counter-thoughts: good sublime thoughts of God and His Divine Glory. By Japa, fasting, charity and selfless service, you can easily destroy the impurities of the complex mind. The evil thoughts, for lack of attention and by the pressure of good thoughts, will die a natural death.

~Swami Sivananda

Self check on the spiritual path – Sri Gyanmata

These three instructions, plus meditation, contain the only rule of life that any disciple needs:

  1. Detachment
  2. Realization of God as the Giver
  3. Unruffled patience

As long as we fail in any one of these three, we still have a serious spiritual defect to overcome.

~ Sri Gyanmata, God Alone: The Life and Letters of a saint

Winning the battle of everyday life…

A lump of sand cannot withstand the erosive effect of the ocean’s waves; an individual who lacks imperturbable inner peace cannot remain tranquil during mental conflict.

But as a diamond remains unchanged no matter how many waves swirl around it, so also a peace crystallised individual remains radiantly serene even when trials beset him from all sides.

Out of the changeful waters of life, let us salvage through meditation the diamond of unchangeable soul-consciousness, which sparkles with the everlasting joy of Spirit.

~ Paramhasa Yogananda, Inner Peace: How to be calmly active and actively calm

Mend your mental microphone

Paramhansa Yogananda quotes

“As you cannot broadcast through a broken microphone, so you cannot send out prayers through a mental microphone that has been disordered by restlessness.

By deep calmness you should repair your mind microphone and increase the receptivity of your intuition. Thus you will be able to broadcast to Him effectively and to receive His answers.”

~ Paramhansa Yogananda

Meditation is a powerful mental and nerve tonic

Meditation is a powerful mental and nerve tonic. The holy vibrations penetrate all the cells of the body and cure the diseases of the body. The powerful, soothing waves that arise during meditation exercise a benign influence on the mind, nerves, organs and cells of the body. The divine energy freely flows like the flow of oil from one vessel to the other, from the feet of the all-pervading Lord, to the different parts of the body of the aspirant. Through regular practice of meditation build around yourself a strong fortress of protection against the evil forces of the ignorant world and robe yourself with a magnetic aura.

~Swami Sivananda

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