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I see God

God everywhere

My God is in you. If I don’t adore God in you and then go to a temple, that’s all hypocrisy.

~ Swami Rama

Meditation as a whole-souled occupation

Swami Krishnananda's quote The practice of meditation is to be regarded by honest spiritual seekers, as a whole-souled occupation. It is not to be regarded as one among many other items of daily activity. It is the principal work or function for which one is here. Almost all our other functions are contributory to the effectiveness of the principal function  - meditation of our self on the Selfhood of things.

~ Swami Krishnananda

Connect to the Pure Awareness Within

Yoga is a timeless practice Yoga is a timeless practice for connecting with your true nature, the pure awareness at the core of your being. The physical postures help release the obstructions to the free flow of intelligence into the body, and also serve to establish the experience of pure consciousness in your physiology. The spiritual effect of yoga asanas is heightened when you do them in conjunction with a meditation practice. You can also expand your consciousness as you practice yoga and throughout the day by doing the following:

  1. As you move through each pose, focus on the inhalation and exhalation of each breath, cultivating stillness in your body and mind. After performing your postures, sit in silent meditation or shavasana for approximately 20 minutes. Meditation helps you enter the field of pure awareness, where everything is inseparably connected. More...

Do you get stressed

Q: Do you get stressed?
A: The product really works well! (laughs) Just last week I went to Kerala. They had organized 19 appointments in a day. I cancelled some of them before I went there. Yet, I ended up attending 22 appointments. I thought I would get irritated, but I surprised myself and didn’t. Each one of us has tremendous energy within us. One single cell can light up the entire city of Bangalore for 24 hours.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

How to handle intolerance?

Q: When there is intolerance around you, how to retain equilibrium?
A: See life from a broad picture. See intolerance as a lack of education. That is one thing. Second is patience and perseverance.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

Inner Transformation through truth, tradition, technology, trade…

Sri Sri Ravishankar Bangalore is called the IT city. IT, I say, stands for the city of inner transformation. You need transformation in society, in technology, in our outlook and in our environment.

There are three aspects required for transformation - perception, observation and expression.

There are four Ts that have to be reviewed and renewed again and again - truth, tradition, technology and trade. They have to be renewed again and again. You all know about technology, but I am talking of the experience of reality. Buddha gave one technology - how to control your mind. More...

Live anywhere in peace and happiness

Change yourself and you can then live anywhere in peace and happiness.

Most of the world is like a mental hospital. Some people are sick with jealousy, others with anger, hatred, passion. They are victims of their habits and emotions. But you can make your home a place of peace.

Analyse yourself. All emotions are reflected in the body and mind. Envy and fear cause the face to pale, and love makes it glow. Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.

~ Swami Paramhansa Yogananda

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