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Meditation : The Magic, Mystery and Wonder

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He, to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead — his eyes are closed. – Albert Einstein

Meditation Becomes Spontaneous When you live a life of Wonder

Learn the simple art of meditation. It is simpler than you have ever thought it to be. Meditation is an art of awareness; it is an art of living the magic, mystery and wonder in life. Life is full of magic, mystery and wonder, if you have but the eyes to see and the heart to feel. A little music, a little poetry and looking at the freshness of Nature with awe and wonder add a magical quality to our lives.

Be Like a Child Meditation

Meditation is claiming your childhood and youth back again.Read more ..

Om Chanting Benefits and secret

Three Basic Secrets of Om Chanting

Learn the 3 Basic Secrets of Om Chanting

Om Chanting removes Distractions

Om chanting is one of the most ancient spiritual practices on earth. Om, also called AUM, is the purest of all mantras. It is not without a reason that humans are carrying on the practice of Om chanting from the yore to the modern digital age.

Om chanting can make the mind calm and balanced. Normally our awareness is scattered to our external world of forms and phenomena. Besides daily activities, modern human life has thousand sources of distractions like the social media, emails and apps notifications, and what not.  We almost always live in our mental world of our thoughts, memories, hopes, aspirations and desires. The soothing sound of Om can immediately bring the mind back to the present moment.

When we consciously do the Om chanting, mentally, or vocally, our awareness enters the sound vibration of the mantra.Read more ..

How does Meditation and Mindfulness control and reduce your Fear and Anxiety?

Learn how Meditation and Mindfulness control and reduce your Fear and Anxiety

Our earthly existence is fraught with fear. Most people have one or more fears in their lives. Some people fear that they may die. For others it may be fear of falling down, fear of a creature, fear of failure, fear of public speaking or even the fear of rejection. The list can go on and on.

Why does Fear Exist at all?

Nature has created ‘fear’ in animals as a tool for self-preservation. We human beings as a species are no exception. We feel fear, as well as related emotions, in order to protect ourselves from danger and to heighten our awareness. If we didn’t have fear, we would have been careless and that could endanger our lives. Scientists have found that this emotion of fear is predicted, perceived, and controlled by a part of our brain known as the Amygdala.… Read more ..

Karma Yoga, the Yoga of Action and Flow Psychology

Learn Karma Yoga, the Yoga of Action and Flow Psychology

From the moment we are born, and the mind has come to existence, our senses always flow in the outward direction. Doing something, engaging in some action, Karma, comes most naturally to us. If you are a person of action, an energetic doer type, work is important to you. But how many of us feel happy with our everyday jobs? Can our job give us so much satisfaction that we might look forward to them?

What is Karma Yoga?

Yoga-with-Flow-PsychologyIn its ultimate sense, Yoga is actually the state of blissful union, which synchronizes the body, mind and spirit, at the microcosmic level and which ultimately leads to the grander union with the macrocosmic universe or the source energy. It can happen even with our ordinary daily jobs on certain conditions, and when this happens through action, it is called Yoga in action, or Yoga of action, which is also known as ‘Karma Yoga’.… Read more ..

Mindful Painting

Mindful Painting

lighted lotus

I have  painted

A rainbow in my mind,

Stealing the colours

From the butterfly.

I have painted

Joy in my heart,

Stealing the blue

From the sky.

I have paintedBuddha'sSmile

Mindfulness,

Stealing the smile

From the Buddha’s face.

I have painted peace

In my soul,

Stealing a child’s innocence.

I am the painter

And the painting;

I am the pen

And the drawing;

The sleeping Buddha —

Long is he waiting;

Search not outside

But find him within,

And you’ll find

Nirvana effortless.

From the book “Buddha’s Smile” by Banani RayRead more ..

Significance of Om Mantra Chanting

Learn the meaning and the Significance of Om Mantra Chanting

 

What is the difference between Om mantra and other ordinary Words?

Om is no ordinary word. It is the Word of the words. As the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) OM is the breath of God, the breath of the eternal, the voice of silence. To understand the significance of Om mantra you need to understand the esoteric secret of words and sounds. Mantras actually create a sound vibration, audible or inaudible.

The Intent and the Vibration

There are two things hidden in a word, any word. One is the meaning — or the intent which makes us utter the word. Another is the sound vibration latent in the word. All the words in this Universe create sound vibrations.

The sound vibration works at the grosser or material level.… Read more ..