Home Yoga spirituality Anecdotes Anecdotes on March 26, 2010 Awareness dissolves the deceiving attachment and makes one realise one's true nature as the very awareness itself. When one is aware, there is no question of attachment with springs from one's deep rooted idea that one is the body. When the association with one's body is removed what remains is nothing but pure awareness. A short story by Osho conveys the point. A thief once approached Nagarjuna, a Buddhist mystic saint and said that he had seen a lot of masters and they had all instructed him to give up robbing. The thief said, “I can't give up robbing. So guide me if you can in a different way other than asking me to stop robbing" The master condemned the other masters' instruction and came up with a new way for the thief to follow. He said, “No, I will not ask you to stop robbing. All I ask you to do is to be aware and alert whenever you are about to rob" … [Read more...] about Awareness Dissolves Attachment
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Home Yoga spirituality Anecdotes Anecdotes on February 2, 2010 Freedom in its complete sense would be liberation from the past as well as the future. A short story relates the binding nature of attachments owing to one's alternated dwelling in the past and the future, ignoring the present which, postpones freedom. An old man was on his death bed. His four sons who were very wealthy rushed to his side. Instead of attending to their dying father or thinking about how to work on the diminishing possibility of meeting each other after their father's death, they started discussing about how to transport the old man's body to the graveyard, once he was dead. The youngest of the four suggested that the body of his father may be moved to the graveyard in a Rolls Royce as his father always wanted to own one. Since he could not have one for himself during his lifetime, they could bring one for him at least to transport him to the … [Read more...] about Freedom From Fetters
Home Yoga spirituality Spiritual masters Ramana maharshi Ramana Maharshi on July 28, 2010 Bhagavan Ramana's path to self realisation, self enquiry plunges one directly into the quest of knowing one's true self. All other paths like following rituals, Japa or chanting of mantras, Pranayama and even meditating on objects are all considered as aids to self enquiry (Atma Vichara), while enquiry alone is the direct path to the realisation of the truth. However Ramana never discouraged seekers to pursue their own path that suit them, as the goal was always the same despite the path. Once Bhagavan Ramana was talking about certain spiritual books to Muruganar, an ardent devotee of Ramana who poured his devotion in thousands of poems. Muruganar gave detailed accounts of the contents of each book. Ramana after listening attentively to Muruganar said, “The descriptions and illustrations might differ from book to book, but the … [Read more...] about Rituals And Reading For Self Realisation?
Home Yoga spirituality Faith mysticism Faith Mysticism on December 2, 2010 What is meditation? Meditation is a commonly used term. But what exactly is meditation? For a beginner it is a practice, for an adept it is a state. Meditation is awareness. It is emptiness. It is about to empty your mind off the clutter of continuous din of thoughts. An uncluttered mind (empty) translates into awareness, or consciousness or alertness. To bring about this awareness is the purpose of the practice of the act of meditating. With continuous practice its reveals the truth that it is a state; when one attains by advancing degrees, peace and harmony. Meditation is thus basically peace. Different Meditation Techniques There are different meditations techniques, which could slacken the motion of the thoughts. Pick the one that appeals to you, as one ought to be involved in meditation with a natural urge. Breath … [Read more...] about Different Meditation Techniques For Peace