Meditation

Ascribe Brahma-hood to All
Meditation
The life of all other [beings] is for material enjoyment, but human life is for higher pursuits, for something subtle, something higher, something more elevated. There are certain propensities which are common both for human beings and animals, but the old idea of logicians that the human is a rational [animal] is not supported by us. We say the human is not a rational animal. If we say the human is a rational animal, then [...]
Song for Holi Festival (PRABHÁTA SAM´GIITA No.1682)
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VASANTERI ÁGAMANE DHARÁ NAVA SÁJE SEJECHE JIIVANA JAGAT RASE RÁGE RÚPE BHARE CHE OGO RÚPAKÁR SUMUKHE ESE NAYANA MELE MADHURA HESE DÁNŔÁO TAVA MOHANA VESHE DHARÁ DÁO DHARAŃII MÁJHE LIILÁ JÁNO TUMI HE RÁJÁDHIRÁJ PRIITI BHARÁ TABU KENO KÁNDÁO JE ÁJ SALÁJ HRDAYE ESO HE NILÁJ CHANDE NÁCE   Translation from Original Bengali Spring has come decorating the earth in a new splendour. The world has been filled with movements, shapes and melodies. O Creator [...]
Vasantotsava (Holi) Festival (29th march)
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Holi is a festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. Some families hold ceremonies, but is more a time for fun. It is a colourful festival, with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water and  also known as the "festival of colours". “You must bring about a revolutionary change in the flow of your judgment and thought, and see how, after overcoming your fascination with external colour, your mind becomes tinged [...]
How can I find the time and focus to sit in meditation? Part One
Meditation
Ah yes, so we’ve gotten to a point where you think: “Yes, meditation is good for me. But when I try to sit for meditation, my mind is all over the place, or my body doesn’t want to stay in one place.” Well, can’t you just order your mind and body to cooperate? Easier said than done, and this lack of ‘cooperation’ from your self is part of the reason we need meditation. The good [...]
How can I find the time and focus to sit in meditation? Part Two: Yogic Exercise
Meditation
While I teach meditation to help people find mental peace and spiritual fulfilment, meditators shouldn’t forget about physical health. In the last blog I talked of how food is essential for spiritual progress. Certain foods, I noted, encourage mental harmony, as well as giving us physical health. Here I’ll talk of how the right exercise can help our “innercise.” Exercise is working with our body to achieve a good level of health.  Our “innercise” is [...]
Why do I want to learn to meditate?
Meditation
“Why do you want to learn meditation?” I often ask this of my students, before teaching them a formal meditation practice, which includes their personal mantra. And over the years I’ve gotten quite a variety of responses. I find almost any reason is good. Well, almost every reason. Years ago in Israel I met a young man from the Philippines, and as we sat in a quiet room, preparing for his personal initiation into meditation, [...]
Meditation: Be all You Can Be
Meditation
A few years ago I wanted to buy one domain name. I knew with this domain, anyone who wanted to feel good, even perhaps anyone who wanted anything at all, would visit the website. Of course the domain name was taken already. Wonder what it was? Amazon? Nah. Google? No way. E-Bay. Hardly. The domain name I was looking for was: www.whatsinitforme.com After all, why do we do anything, and everything? Because there’s something for me, [...]