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Rama Tirtha’s Vision

Rama Tirtha’s vision The Law of Periodicity (or Law of Rhythm) states that everything in the universe moves in a circle. The sun moves from east to west, coming back to the east to begin a new cycle. More than a century ago in 1903, Rama Tirtha (1873 –1906), who

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Meditate

Understanding Meditation

Understanding Meditation “Meditation applies the brakes to the mind.” – Ramana Maharshi Meditation is a part of yoga. According to sage Patanjali, the father of modern yoga, the complete stillness of mental tendencies is yoga. Meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit) denotes the seventh of the eight limbs of yoga in Patanjali’s

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Meditate

Do I have to give up my religion to meditate?

Do I have to give up my religion to meditate? Allow me to ask you this question: Do you give up your religion to go to sleep? Meditation is an elder brother of sleep – it leads to a state similar to a conscious sleep. Just as sleep lies beyond

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Belief

What is the difference between belief and faith?

What is the difference between belief and faith? This is an uplifting question in spirituality. The meanings of the words “belief” and “faith” are not the same. To believe something, and to have faith in something are completely different. The word ‘belief’ has its root “lief,” meaning to desire. Belief means

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Success

How does one succeed at life?

How does one succeed at life? By staying in tune with the power of the Spirit within — beyond one’s body and mind, one can succeed at life. We know the elephant is a much larger animal than the lion. The elephant’s body seems to be much stronger than the

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Respect

Why should we develop love and respect for all people?

Why should we develop love and respect for all people? He/she who does not love himself/herself, how can he/she develop love and respect for others? Therefore, the first step is to love and respect oneself. For instance, if you throw a pebble into a calm lake, the first circle will form

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Master

Who are the best known spiritual masters?

Who are the best known spiritual masters? Spiritual masters are not rare. A real spiritual master will never tell that he/she is a real one! Even if someone mentions a certain spiritual master, how can you verify the truth of such an assertion? Unless a seeker is truly worthy, no benefit

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What is the ultimate goal on the spiritual journey?

What is the ultimate goal of the spiritual journey? In the center of the Sahasrara – the highest chakra located at the very top of the head, there is a triangle. In the center of this triangle, resides the divine light of Consciousness called the inner Guru. Sahasrara signifies infinity where samadhi is experienced. To become

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