How to do good meditation

This is the second in a series on meditation by Dada Sada’nanda. We chose to put Dada’s videos here because he explains things in a very clear and lucid manner that can only come from walking his talk. We have added a transcript of the video below in case it helps. ~~~~ This video is about meditation. Why are not able to feel joy and bliss and inspiration in our practice? Early in our experience we can feel very strong concentration and very inspiring. Then later on something happens and the practice seems degenerated. Inspiration to meditation is slowly diminishing. …

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What is meditation – Benefits of meditation

This is the first in a series on meditation by Dada Sada’nanda. We chose to put Dada’s videos here because he explains things in a very clear and lucid manner that can only come from walking his talk. We have added a transcript of the video below in case it helps. ~~~~ What is the principle upon which meditation is based? What are the benefits of meditation? So what is meditation? It is the practice for the mind. These days more people are becoming aware of the inter-connectedness between the subjective and objective reality. The two are inter-connected as science …

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Secrets of success 6, 7 – unknown power of the food

Food you eat is the stuff from which your body, your spiritual vehicle, is made of. For that reason, diet is of utmost importance because it has the power to shape your entire existence.  We have added a transcript of the video below in case that helps. Then right at the end of this post is a Journal Activity. Enjoy! ~~~~ We are almost done with the secrets of success. Even though these principles are on the surface common sense things they are secret. The world is in a state of suffering and we don’t have to. WE don’t have …

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Secrets of success 5 – discipline of the senses

Control over the senses is essential for meditation which is the second half of the 8-limbed or ashtanga path of yoga. Without that, one cannot progress towards deep meditation.  We have added a transcript of the video below in case that helps. Then right at the end of this post is a Journal Activity. Enjoy! ~~~~ Ten organs pulling us in so many directions. This is the fight of the spiritual aspirant to control these organs. It is a fierce fight. We were fighters and gatherers who go outside to look for fulfilment. But we need to go inside to …

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Secrets of success 4 – perfect balance

A mind that is without distortions, delusions and illusions is in perfect balance to experience the delight of the Supreme consciousness. We have added a transcript of the video below in case that helps. Then right at the end of this post is a Journal Activity. Enjoy! ~~~~ Balanced state of the mind. Bhava means wave of the mind. Samatha means to keep the mind free from unbalance and free from distortion. Every being somehow maintains a parallelism with nature. In nature everything is somehow in harmony. But as we grow, as we develop complexities, we can become complicated. We …

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Secrets of success 3 – learning from the best

Reverence and gratitude towards the teacher and guru is the like finally getting the key that will open the door to grace to flow into your life. This grace is very important on the spiritual path. We have added a transcript of the video below in case that helps. Then right at the end of this post is a Journal Activity. Enjoy! ~~~~ Third principle is follow the teacher. Cultivating a certain attitude towards the teacher. To accomplish something great requires a great teacher. On your own you don’t learn anything. Always from a teacher who is either internal or …

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Secrets of success 2 – concentration on the goal

Our conscience is like our inner guru who prompts you to stay on the straight and narrow. Over time, this voice is all you want to hear. We have added a transcript of the video below in case that helps. Then right at the end of this post is a Journal Activity. Enjoy! ~~~~ The firm determination and strong resolution in your heart that I must be victorious and successful in my mission. If you have strong resolve you will be bound to be successful. Sometimes if you insist on doing something, you might lose the touch with yourself and …

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Vigyan Bhairav – a famous Tantric text

Osho may have left his body but his teachings continue to impact us. Once on our sojourn through India, we met someone who brought us to visit one of Osho’s smaller ashrams in Haridwar where we had made a stop to visit RamDass’ ashram. We didn’t get to meet the great teacher himself but once back home, we looked up his books and there is one that you just can’t miss. It’s epic. It’s huge and it’s the Book of Secrets aka Secret of Secrets. Here in this post, we’d like to share with you the source of Osho’s epic …

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