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Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra


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There are thousands of mantras in the various streams of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. However, it is the Gayatri Mantra that takes the most central place. The Gayatri Mantra has a special place in Vedic culture. Sathya Sai Baba claimed that the Gayatri Mantra has the power, wisdom, and energy of all the ancient Vedic texts. One who practices the Gayatri Mantra daily gains the realization of all right desires, as well as the destruction of negative aspirations.


The Gayatri Mantra helps to unleash the potentials that are dormant within you. This amazing mantra develops super powers, develops intelligence. A practitioner of the Gayatri Mantra establishes a spiritual connection with Sathya Sai Baba, receives his blessings. One can practice Gayatri always while sitting in a meditative posture, walking, even while taking a shower. Any mantra turns on and begins to reveal its power gradually, sometimes it takes several years of intensive practice.

Sathya Sai Ashram - Puttaparthi

Sathya Sai Ashram - Puttaparthi


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Already as a child, Sathya Sai performed miracles and showed superpower. He materialized candies and sweets for the children of his village, healed diseases, there were cases when he levitated. It was difficult for parents and relatives to understand what was happening to their child. The relatives decided that a spirit had infiltrated the child, and they tried to heal the boy Sathya Sai Baba.


Gradually, it became clear to all relatives that the child was a special creature, and they began to treat him in a special way. One of the earliest famous miracles that Sathya Sai Baba performed as a child was saving the village of Puttaparthi, where he was born. In their area in a neighboring village there was a dangerous epidemic, the inhabitants of the village where Sathya Sai lived, feared that the epidemic could penetrate into their village.


Little Satya Sai blessed the people living in the village and the epidemic passed by. In the village of Puttaparthi no one was hurt or got sick, but in the neighboring villages a lot of people got sick. People will remember this amazing incident for a long time. The teenager Sathya Sai Baba told his parents that he was a special incarnation. He stated that he should leave home and start giving instructions to disciples and devotees. He created his first ashram at the end of the 40s, in the ancient temple of Krishna, in his village. This very ancient temple of Krishna has survived to this day in Puttaparthi.


ESOTERICISM - THE PATH OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT

ESOTERICISM - THE PATH OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT


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Esotericism is the path of personal self-development. Sometimes people strive to lead everyone around, to teach and guide, while it is important to strive to be the master of their lives, and not someone else's. It is extremely difficult and deeply wrong to penetrate into the life of another person and explain to him how to live. Each person is a secret, a whole universe, which should be respected and accepted as he is. If communication with someone becomes unbearable for you, just step aside.


Esoterics and self-knowledge


The past cannot be changed, it can only be reevaluated. All the events of the past were a series of lessons that sometimes you did right, and sometimes you made mistakes. It is important to remember that at the moment of making a decision, you are always right. You started a family, and then there was a divorce. You created a company that started producing a non-competitive product and you went broke. You sent a message from a representative of a religious community, and then it turned out that they were scammers. You went to study at the university, and then you realized that you were not interested in this profession.

MANTRAS AND MANTRA YOGA

MANTRAS AND MANTRA YOGA


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One of the main directions of yoga and meditation is Mantra Yoga. Nowadays, many people like to listen to beautiful Mantras performed by both Eastern and Western musicians. Among Western musicians who perfectly perform mantras are Devi Primal, Boris Grebenshchikov, George Harrison, Sati Kazanova. In addition to famous musicians, there are many wonderful recordings by the Russian meditation and yoga teacher Vladimir Muranov. The most energetically strong part of the Mantra Yoga tradition is the Bija Mantras. It is about this unique direction that we will talk about in more detail. It is very useful to listen to Mantras, they can sound like background music, which creates a pleasant atmosphere, harmonizes internal states, and has a healing effect. The much stronger effect of the Mantra is manifested during independent practice. The only correct way to study Mantra Yoga, and especially Bija Mantras, is through direct training from an experienced teacher. Bija Mantra is the strongest source of vital energy. When practicing Mantras, it is important to work competently with a positive intention. 


While practicing Mantras, it is important to keep positive and bright thoughts. Your goals and aspirations, at least, should not harm other people, it is better if by practicing Mantras you will be tuned into the well-wishes of all living beings. Your thoughts and emotions are extremely important at the time of the Mantra practice, so you should be attentive and conscious. Mantras are practiced in Sanskrit, the ancient language of the Aryans. The word Bija means "seed sound." At the beginning of time, the universe was manifested through these sounds. It is very important to pronounce these sounds correctly, otherwise the meaning and vibration will be distorted.

KRIYA YOGA MEDITATION IS THE SCIENCE OF BREATHING

Kriya Yoga Meditation is the Science of Breathing


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An important basis for the breathing system in Kriya Yoga Meditation is Ujaya, the hissing breath. It allows you to inhale and exhale gradually, slowly, consciously. Hissing breath has a therapeutic effect on the entire nervous system and brain. More and more people from different countries are practicing meditation, mantras and yoga, asking philosophical questions. The apparent availability of ancient knowledge does not make it easier to apply, understand, practice.

Goals of Yoga

In ancient times, the famous emperor Janaka lived in India, he was not only a wise ruler, but also a practitioner of meditation and yoga. Once the emperor learned that Sage Ashtavakra had settled in the forest near his city. The emperor instantly left his palace and went on foot to the forest hut of Sage Ashtavakra. Upon entering the shelter of the Sage, Emperor Janaka modestly sat in front of him and asked several important questions about the essence of the spiritual path. This is how a wonderful philosophical text called Ashtavakra Gita appeared. This text is a philosophical conversation between Emperor Janaka and Sage Ashtavakra. Reading texts on the philosophy of Vedanta, one should see the deep meaning. The disciple asks his question, the Guru gives the answer, this is how the ancient texts of Vedanta are built. In relaxation and openness, all unnecessary disappears and eternity remains. Some prefer to call "this" Consciousness, some God. It makes no difference what you call eternity, words are the fruit of human intellect, they give rise to concepts, that is why in the Vedas they sometimes say “That” to describe eternity. The word “That” ideally reflects the transcendence of the Absolute Consciousness.

YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE MODERN WORLD

YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE MODERN WORLD


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Yoga is a system of ancient practices and knowledge that has existed for many eras. More and more Western people around the world are starting to practice meditation and yoga. Anyone who wants to practice meditation and yoga accurately must have seriousness of intention and a high level of discipline. Regularity and consistency play a special role in the practice of yoga. There are many schools and directions of yoga. It is important to understand what directions and schools of yoga exist in order to choose the right direction that will best suit your tasks. What is yoga, what are the directions of modern yoga, how to choose a yoga system, what schools and directions of ancient yoga we know, what is the brief history of yoga, what is meditation, how to build a daily practice correctly?


Yoga is….


Yoga is an ancient philosophical system consisting of many techniques and methods which can improve the inner world of a person. What are the features of the philosophical system of yoga? The philosophy of yoga is a system of exercises that helps a person find harmony. The basis of the yoga philosophy is Advaita. The essence of this philosophical system is the search for infinite Absolute Consciousness in the depths of the inner world of a man.


The most basic Advaita texts are: Ashtavakra Samhita, Avadhuta Gita, Viveka Chudamani, Upadesha Sahasri, Atma Bodha. All these philosophical texts have long been translated into Russian, they are freely available on the Internet. All the listed texts are written in a simple style, in most cases they can be studied without additional comments. All these texts indicate the oneness of man and God, every person is always in unity with God, but only with the help of Yoga and Meditation can we realize the primordial unity with God.

Sathya Sai Baba on the earthly life of Jesus Christ

Sathya Sai Baba on the earthly life of Jesus Christ


Sai Baba told many facts about the life and the spiritual path of Jesus Christ. The large number of lectures given about Jesus Christ that people learned from Baba were truly unique and very original, all the information provided could not be found in the canonical texts of the Gospel or other sources.


If you think of him as a completely ordinary person, then you involuntarily ask yourself a question - where did such detailed knowledge about the earthly life of the great Jesus Christ and about the peculiarities of his spiritual mission come from? But the situation becomes clearer for those who realize the divine origin of Sai Baba, in this case the stories about the journey of life and the experience of the inner search for the spiritual path of Jesus Christ become even more valuable.


All the famous stories of Sai Baba about life situations, teachings and the search for the spiritual meaning of Jesus Christ are a unique treasure for humanity. Such stories come from the most reliable information source and allow you to find out details about the thoughts and feelings of Jesus that were hidden until recently.

Sai Baba: What is Spiritual Self-Realization

Sai Baba: What is Spiritual Self-Realization


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The essence of Sathya Sai Baba's worldview lies in self-realization, the exploration of a person's very rich inner world. It is obvious that the deep feeling of "I" live is inherent in allThe very existence does not require proof, it is characteristic of a person of any nationality and age, gender, national culture, social status, education and religion. People can be happy or heartbroken, forget to find a definition for their mysterious “I”, experience happiness or suffering. They cannot give an explanation of who reflects, speaks, performs certain actions, or who is aware of the world around him.


Any question is preceded by the main one - who is "I". A person concentrates his attention on the goal that he wants to achieve, often forgetting to figure out who the real “I” is. Sathya Sai Baba introduced the skills of meditation, self-realization of a person in his activities by telling amazing and instructive stories that are described by the old Vedic ritual scriptures. But the main issue should remain the deep analysis of human nature, understanding the unity of his inner worldview and God, which is self-realization.

Sathya Sai Baba - "Yoga of Action"

Sathya Sai Baba - "Yoga of Action"


According to Sathya Sai Baba, the ancient Indian emperor Janaka is the best example for modern man to live in harmony. The exact years of his life have long been lost, the traditional Indian assumptions on this matter are fundamentally different: in one version the fifth millennium BC is mentioned, while the second one mentions the period about twenty thousand years ago.


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Satsang and Kriya Yoga

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Author: Svetlana Dubyanskaya


The word Satsang comes from ancient Sanskrit, meaning communication with true spiritual seekers, being in the company of real yoga and meditation practitioners. It is also associated with communication with a guru. Satsang can be translated as "association" or "union". Satsang usually includes reading the scriptures, contemplation, discussion, and joint meditation. For many esoteric traditions, Satsang is a spiritual practice that helps achieve spiritual realizations.


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The idea of satsang​ is an auspicious spiritual environment, such as the presence of holy people and a guru, listening to scriptures or beautiful music, which allows one to raise his mind. Satsang is one of the main practices along with meditation, self-exploration and self-control. The great gurus of the Kriya Yoga tradition speak about the importance of Satsang.

Satsang comes from the Sanskrit words "sat" (being, essence) and "sanga" (communication). Yogananda, the great guru of the Kriya Yoga tradition, named his hermit abode Sat Sangha, which means "communication with the truth." The word Satsang refers to communication with people having similar spiritual aspirations, as well as communication with God in meditation.