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    Meditation Techniques

    Meditation Techniques from Swami Vivekananda

    in the book "Meditation and its Methods"

    I have seen a free pdf online before...

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    anthology of writings on...
  2. Science and Faith - Not a Conflict

    Science and Faith - Not a Conflict




    This idea that faith and science are in conflict does not fit the demographics. Belief in God among top professional scientists is about the same as the...
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    Re: Vegetarian Recipees Thread?

    if you scroll down the page, this site has about 500 Vegan, Indian recipes...

    https://ivu.org/recipes/
  4. Re: Greatly desiring to move towards, and eventually become vegetarian.

    www.vegan.com

    has excellent information on transitioning to a vegan diet
  5. Re: Vegetarian Indian Food Recommendations

    if you scroll down, there is a section of Indian Vegan Recipes...(about 500 recipes total)

    https://ivu.org/recipes/
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    Re: Most Effective Meditation Length?

    Generally, on meditation and meditation length.

    A good way to start our meditation practice is with "just sitting" meditation. You just sit in a nice quiet corner of your room and just stay calm...
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    Re: A few questions about pranayama

    Simple, Yet Effective Breathing Exercises

    https://www.srichinmoycentre.org/meditation/copy_of_meditation_exercises/breathing_exercises

    (In 2007, Sri Chinmoy was nominated for the Nobel Peace...
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    Re: Pranayama

    I am not sure about the answer to your question. A Hatha Yoga teacher might be able to help you.

    Generally, the more difficult and extreme breathing exercises are rarely necessary.

    This is a...
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    Re: Karma Yoga

    Swami Vivekananda on Karma Yoga

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda/Volume_1/Karma-Yoga
  10. Swami Vivekananda on Bhakti Yoga

    Swami Vivekananda on Bhakti Yoga

    https://www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info/vivekananda/volume_3/bhakti-yoga/bhakti-yoga_contents.htm
  11. Re: Is there a standard fasting from meat period in Hinduism?

    Here is a book by Mahatma Gandhi...

    The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism

    https://www.mkgandhi.org/ebks/moralbasis_vegetarianism.pdf

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    one can also find much information about the...
  12. Re: Truth Accommodation as a Religious Practice

    our own conscience can act as a Guru. If we choose to do wrong, there is a pang in our heart from our soul, pleading with us not to do wrong. We can listen to that voice. Or, we can choose to defy...
  13. Re: Enlightenment, Liberation, Theory of Everything, Waves, Perpetual and Exponential

    Sciene and Faith - Not a Conflict




    This idea that faith and science are in conflict does not fit the demographics. Belief in God among top professional scientists is about the same as the...
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    Re: The essence of Advaita in a poem

    Wonderful spiritual poetry at Poet Seers...

    Tagore, Mirabai, more...

    https://www.poetseers.org
  15. Re: Fate: preordained or in one's own hands using freewill

    well, we have our own experience. We also have the teachings of the great saints. So, for example, if we believe that Mahatma Gandhi was a great soul and that he could accomplish things that we...
  16. Re: Can soul ever return to samsara after getting moksha.

    Moksha means liberation. It means that the soul has attained a high state of spiritual development, in which the soul transcends all karmic limitations. At that time, the soul is no longer...
  17. The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda

    The Essence of Bhagavad Gita Excerpts from God Talks with Arjuna:




    The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda
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    Re: Generic doubt on Srimad B.G

    there are different kinds of pain. There is pain from the physical body. And there is also emotional pain. And then there is the pain of the soul, of mourning for God's presence in our lives. Or...
  19. The Upanishads: the Crown of India's Soul

    The Upanishads: the Crown of India's Soulby Sri Chinmoy
    First published by Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York in 1974. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is...
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    Hindu Yogis - Websites

    There are a number of Hindu Yogis who have extensive writings online, all free

    They include Swami Vivekananda (his complete works are online, free)

    Sri Aurobindo

    Sri Ananda Moi Ma
    ...
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    Re: Zen Monastery in America

    there are many Zen centers in America

    this site lists Zen centers all over the world, including the US...

    I have taken a couple retreats at Zen Mountain Monastery. It comes from a long...
  22. Re: Atheist reconsidering stance on religion.

    Science And Faith - Not A Conflict




    Some Links


    Summary - Some of the greatest scientists in the history of the world believed in God. The percentage of belief among the professional...
  23. Thread: Dream

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    Re: Dream

    there is discussion, in the spiritual literature of dreams.

    Generally, it is recommended to do a little meditation before sleep. They should not be power based meditation, as this can interfere...
  24. Re: Vegetarian Indian Food Recommendations

    www.vegan.com

    has endless recipes, resources, lists of books and on...

    tons of Vegan Indian recipes.
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    Re: Raw vegan

    I know some folks who have done this. I did a bit also.

    Generally, it is an excellent, excellent purification tool. For a week. Or for a month. Or maybe for two months.

    But if you go beyond...
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    Re: Vegan Milk and Desserts

    www.vegan.com

    has endless recipes, resources, lists of books and on...
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    Re: Was Bhima a Vegetarian.

    Vivekananda ate some meat...but mostly to be kind to the cultural customs in the West. Christ ate meat, because that was the cultural norm of his society and he wanted to respect that.

    So, sure...
  28. Re: Which meditation or mantra to deal with Irrational fear?

    people who have been meditating 10 hours a day for 20 or for 40 years, can often solve very difficult problems, simply by going into meditation. For the rest of us, it is best to handle these issues...
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    Re: White cobra in dreams

    the vast majority of dreams are very simple and have very simple meanings. At night, the soul comes to us and purifies us of our daily worries. We experience this process, often as fear. And...
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    Re: SadGuru and God

    I don't believe SadGuru is a real teacher. I think he is a fraud. People have to remember that all one really has to do, to fake being a true teacher...is memorize some philosophy, dress like a...
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    Re: In Defense Of Hatha Yoga

    people, by nature, want to be independent. That tends to make them reject traditional things, even if traditional things are very good for them. Maybe it is not "cool" to practice traditional Hindu...
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    Re: Hatha Yoga and You

    sounds good. You also might want to engage an aryuvedic healer. Arthritis is a condition that does tend to respond well to supplements. I used to work at a health food store. A bass player for...
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    Re: Blindfold Yoga and Goat Yoga

    Goat Yoga is for fun. Don't do Yoga around speedy little animals. Not particularly safe. Just do it for a fun experience. Engage postures that are very stable, so that when the little guys jump...
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    Re: Ayurveda and Natural Hygiene

    Natural Healing and the Corona Virus

    Various natural healers have been posting information about things which may be of help regarding Corona Virus.

    this is from Dr. Joseph Mercola. He is an...
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    Re: Why is daily sadhana important?

    all the major paths advise daily practice. And that certainly includes Christians. Devoted Catholics attend mass daily. And their recitation of the Rosary, with beads to count the repetitions, is...
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    Re: Karma Yoga

    Swami Vivekananda wrote extensively on Karma (and all subjects).

    His complete works are online, free...

    Here is a link to his book "Karma Yoga"

    http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/kyog/index.htm...
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    Re: karmic debts of spiritual person?

    Karma is quite complex and is affected by many, many factors.

    It is affected by our good actions and by our actions. And it is affected, greatly, by prayers, by prayers of repentance and by...
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    Re: Trying to Find the Light Again

    Ok. So, you took drugs, right? Drugs are illegal. Human law is a mirror of spiritual law. Yes, if you violate spiritual law, you can get punished.

    I was working on the case of someone exposed...
  39. Re: I now undoubtedly accept that Earth is flat (According to Vedas)

    It is reasonably easy to prove, with simple, personal, direct observation of phenomena, that the earth is a sphere...or, well, spherical. If you are adept at math, you can follow the equations and...
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    Re: dream about a snake

    Dreams can come from any state of consciousness within our being. They can simply come from our imagination and have no particular importance whatsoever.

    A vast majority of dreams are just...
  41. Re: What is the best way to reach god(attain moksha)?

    to the original person who posted.

    First of all, the path to God is long. It is life long. It is more than life long. It takes many, many lifetimes of human incarnation to reach God. Thousands...
  42. Re: Multiple Mantras everyday on the same mala

    I lived in a Bhakti Yoga ashram and have been meditating for close to 40 years now.

    I really don't see any problem with doing so.

    If you are concerned with creating different vibrations from...
  43. Re: The Complete Reference: SUMERIAN EGYPTIAN GODS = HINDU GODS = GREEK ROMAN GODS

    most traditions are derived from the intuitive insights of ancient mystics. As they get interpreted by different cultures, they can at least seem to be entirely different. However, it is highly...
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    Re: The Huge "Bhakti Bhajan" Thread

    Rabindranath Tagore Songs - Tomaye Gaan Shonabo - Rabindra Sangeet Collection


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLCcUOdrqFI
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    Re: Karma Yoga

    Hindu Yogi on Helping The Poor

    My heart is too full to express my feeling; you know it, you can imagine it. So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who,
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    Re: Most Effective Meditation Length?

    If one is meditating immediately before bed, one should only do very gentle meditations. And probably not for that long. I would be best to have a long meditation end at least 2 hours before bed. ...
  47. Re: Effects of Meditation for Pain Control

    As far as medical problems are concerned, only perfected Yogis can completely conquer pain and illness through meditation. For the rest of us, what is advisable is combining our spiritual practice...
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    Hindu Yogi Chanting Aum

    Hindu Yogi Chanting Aum


    Hindu Yogi Sri Chinmoy, chanting Aum, then speaking the following aphorism:

    "Love is God's Life-Breath Within Us"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nz1Y7Eyrq0
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    Re: Losing Hope

    In the spiritual life, we go through up periods and down periods.

    We must continue our spiritual disciplines, even in the dark times.

    If we are losing hope and faith, it is ok to lessen the...
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    Re: Who is Goddess Narayani?

    I think it becomes important to separate the literal from the metaphor.

    In ancient cultures it was very common to describe one person with a range of metaphors.

    In that sense, Babe Ruth, the...
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