Prayer and meditation

Prayer, in Hindu tradition, is one of the gateways to liberation. Of the four available methods, puja, prayer, japa and dhyana, prayer is considered the second slowest method to cleanse the mind. Dhyana and Japa are considered to be the most effective methods to cleanse the mind.

There are three types of prayers according to Hindu tradition. The three types are (

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Sri Aurobindo

Image Sri Aurobindo represents “the completest synthesis that has been realized to this day of the genius of Asia and the genius of Europe…” —Romain Rolland, French Vedantist and Nobel laureate.

Years ago I saw Aurobindo in the atmosphere of his earlier heroic youth and I sang to him, “Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath.” Today, I saw him in a deeper atmosphere of .. wisdom and again sang to him in silence, “Aurobindo, accept the salutations from Rabindranath!” —Rabindranath Tagore

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The Silent Voice Within

Intuition and The Science of Decision making

How many times have you come to a critical juncture in your life and had to make a decision? And how many times have those decisions been the right ones?

By right decision, I refer to those that you don't regret or better still, rejoice in the fact that you had made it. The Scientists will have us believe

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Tai Chi — A Path to Samadhi



Translated literally, SamAdhi means “To get integrated”. Samadhi is often defined as the state of complete immersion into a cosmic consciousness that is beyond the realm of ordinary consciousness (as we generally use the word). The state in which the observer and observed merge, that is Samadhi – it is a state induced by total meditation. There are various stages of Samadhi and a detailed discussion of the same is beyond the scope of this article (refer to the link provided above to learn more about Samadhi).

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