How much of that eagerness was there in the Master's life We have said before that during the first four years of his Sadhana the Master depended for God-realization mainly on his intense eagerness. No one came to him at that time to ...
Author: SWAMI SARADANANDA
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
This is the authentic English Version of Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga, a faithful record and an exposition in Bengali, of the life of Sri Ramakrishna, as recorded and explained by one of his monastic disciples. ’Sri Ramakrishna The Great Master’ is the most comprehensive, authentic and critical estimate of the life, Sadhana and teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramakrishna.Swami Saradananda provides a detailed account of the daily life of Sri Ramakrishna and purpose of his advent.
He then wrote a book about Mastering Sadhana. Sadhana is a Sanskrit word meaning “Spirituality.” In this book he emphasized: “Don't fret about things. Things are what they are, and life is what it is.
Author: Harriet P Lefley
In this age of spiraling health care costs, it is imperative that the family's role in treating patients with chronic mental illness not be overlooked - by policy makers and clinicians alike. The families themselves insist that the government and care-providing agencies learn new ways to relate to them and patients. Helping Families Cope with Mental Illness is a comprehensive guide to the family's experience of chronic and serious mental illness for clinicians and educators in a wide range of mental health disciplines. It details all major areas of the clinician-family relationship - consumer perspectives, cultural diversity, social policy, ethical issues, practical coping strategies, research and training issues, major service issues, managed care, and cost-saving measures.
They hear Master's words and perform Sadhana with undaunted spirit . They are not over powered by ambitions . They do not lose control and do not trust unreliable people . They live a successful life with inner peace and outer activity ...
Author: Madabusi Subramaniam
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.
Category: Reiki (Healing system)
Reveals the ancient secrets of the initiation process through the oral tradition of Reiki.
Mastering sadhana. New York: Doubleday. Warren, R. (1972). Stimulus encoding and memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 94, 90—100. Watson, D. (1988). The vicissitudes of mood measurement: Effects of varying descriptors, ...
Author: Leonard L. Martin
Publisher: Psychology Press
Recently, research on the ways in which goals, affect, and self-regulation influence one another has enjoyed an upsurge. New findings are being published and new theories are being developed to integrate these findings. This volume reports on the latest of this work, including a substantial amount of data and theory that has not yet been published. Emanating from a conference exploring affect as both a cause and effect in various social contexts, this book examines some of the complex and reciprocal relationships among goals, self structures, feelings, thoughts, and behavior. The chapters address: *the effects of intrinsic versus extrinsic goals; *the different effects of approach versus avoidance goals; *the role of awareness in goal pursuit and affective states; *the meaning of affective states in relation to goal attainment; *the impact of hedonistic concerns as motivational factors; *how people regulate their moods; and *the role of the self in affective experiences.
One of my favourite stories is in a book called 'Mastering Sadhana' by Carlos Valles. The book is about my favourite author Anthony de Mello. A farmer had an old horse for tilling his fields. One day the horse escaped into the hills, ...
Author: Malcolm Rothwell
Thomas was a science student and a committed Christian. Now, 20 years later, he is having serious doubts about his Christian beliefs. He has contacted me as his former university chaplain, in the hope I can answer some of his questions. In a series of emails he asks, for example, whether Adam and Eve actually existed, whether the Christmas stories are historically true. He also wants to know about God. Does God intervene in human lives, if so where does that leave the laws of science? Where is God? Can God be described? Does God answer prayer? What are we doing when we pray? Rothwell is trying to make sense of the Christian faith in this scientific world in which we live. Some will find the book too radical, others will find it liberating, and hopefully most will find it stimulating. In any event there is plenty of material for discussion and dialogue.
ADAPTED FROM THE HEART OF THE ENLIGHTENED AND MASTERING SADHANA C Today I will make a start at letting go of things . Year 8 : 3 A Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact . RALPH WALDO EMERSON , IN DAYS OF HEALING ...
Author: Jean Howarth
Category: Christian education
This collection of readings is designed for use in tutor-group or year-group assemblies and is based around 39 weekly themes, which comply with the 1988 Education Act. The themes include spiritual awareness, living as a family, healing, friendship, human rights and inter-cultural harmony.
cf “Happiness is enoughness. “ in Carlos G Valles SJ, Mastering Sadhana: Anthony de Mello, New York: Doubleday, 1987, pp 36-37. 1. How Can I Find God? The Famous and the 24.
Author: Christopher Gleeson
Publisher: ISD LLC
For most of the front pages that follow, my inspiration has been twofold - to elaborate some touching story from my everyday life experience, however banal, and use it as a stepping stone to illustrate how we might more easily find God and be found by God in all things. Central to Ignatian spirituality is the belief that our world is transparent, reflecting constantly a God who works in the depths of everything. St Ignatius Loyola saw the world as very user friendly. For him every part of it, from the stars in the heavens to the flowers of the field, elevated his mind and heart to God. In Ribadeneira's Life of Ignatius we learn how even the smallest things could make his spirit soar upwards to God, who even in the smallest things is Greatest. At the sight of a little plant, a leaf, a flower or a fruit, an insignificant worm or a tiny animal Ignatius could soar free above the heavens and reach through into things which lie beyond the senses. (Life I11 5381) Seeking and finding God in all things works on the belief that God is already present in our world and it is our task to uncover his presence and help others to do the same. It is very different to the old, perhaps arrogant, concept of ministry which talked about bringing God to the world.
Then , once one attains stiffness in the matters of sādhanā , all other affairs become easy . Thereafter , once I have mastered control over everything related to the process of sādhanā , if somebody were to cry then , you give him some ...
ii. are the ideal couple and role models for sexual Sadhana. In any case both parties should respect, admire and be devoted to each other. Finally, it is necessary always to eat pure and fresh food, which is sattvic food, like fruits, ...
Author: Soham Hamsa
Publisher: Author House
Sex is the rhythm of life.” In this essential book written by Soham Hamsa (pseudonym), we hear a friendly voice from the Himalayas directed to all those who are genuine truth seekers and lovers of life anywhere on this planet, containing a deep concern for their naturality and attitude toward sex and sexuality. It is obvious that the author has access to a unique knowledge and oral tradition from India and the Himalayas, which for a major part never before have been made known to the public. The book, which all the way through is logical in its composition, is straight to the point with a variety of practical exercises, and with its size, compactness, easily understood illustrations and richly furnished glossary, it really acts as a handy manual on the subject. And as such, it is probably the only really authoritative work in its field.
As part of sādhana practice, one develops “divine pride” in ... In some tantric systems, especially earlier ones, mastery of the sādhana, with its range of contemplative and ritual procedures, may lead to buddhahood.
Author: Roger R. Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A definitive study of one of the most important practices in Tibetan Buddhism, with translations of a number of its key texts. Mahamudra, the “great seal,” refers to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality, and to the final fruition of buddhahood. It is especially prominent in the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, so it sometimes comes as a surprise that mahamudra has played an important role in the Geluk school, where it is part of a special transmission received in a vision by the tradition’s founder, Tsongkhapa. Mahamudra is a significant component of Geluk ritual and meditative life, widely studied and taught by contemporary masters such as the Dalai Lama. Roger Jackson’s Mind Seeing Mind offers us both a definitive scholarly study of the history, texts, and doctrines of Geluk mahamudra and masterful translations of its seminal texts. It provides a skillful survey of the Indian sources of the teaching, illuminates the place of mahamudra among Tibetan Buddhist schools, and details the history and major textual sources of Geluk mahamudra. Jackson also addresses critical questions, such as the relation between Geluk and Kagyü mahamudra, and places mahamudra in the context of contemporary religious studies. The translation portion of Mind Seeing Mind includes ten texts on mahamudra history, ritual, and practice. Among these are the First Panchen Lama’s root verses and autocommentary on mahamudra meditation, his ritual masterpiece Offering to the Guru, and a selection of his songs of spiritual experience. Mind Seeing Mind adds considerably to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality and shows how mahamudra came to be woven throughout the fabric of the Geluk tradition.
Mastery of the True Self: The Disciple of Love through Sadhana, Aradhana, and Prabhupati explores bit by bit the elementary parts of the gradual process of building a solid foundation for igniting our awareness and manifesting our true ...
Author: Sadhana Singh
Human life requires a myriad of tools to manifest its full potential. In Mastery of the True Self -- The discipline of Love through Sadhana, Aradhana, and Prabhupati, you will learn how discipline can support you in your journey of self-manifestation and self-realization as a unique human being. Discipline becomes a tool for self-evaluation, self-acceptance, and self-projection. A tool that can produce substantial, predictable, and repeatable changes in your physiological systems and in your consciousness. Learning to view yourselves under the lens of discipline helps you to unveil those things that keep you from being truly who you are and living a conscious, healthy, and happy life. Understanding discipline is a prelude to exploring Sadhana, Aradhana, and Prabupati -- the three facets of the path towards your highest Self. In this study, Sadhana Singh invites us to delve deeper into the reasons why the human being, already perfect in creation, needs discipline to experience the true Self and be able to live life freely, with love and happiness. In this perspective, we expose ourselves to constant training in order to make our expression more effective, our communication more sophisticated and our true essence express itself. Led by Sadhana Singh's writings and experience, we come to understand that developing ourselves is a form of spiritual training that provides us with a clear and complete perception of ourselves, of our own personal circumstantial reality, and of our Infinite Reality. Mastery of the True Self: The Disciple of Love through Sadhana, Aradhana, and Prabhupati explores bit by bit the elementary parts of the gradual process of building a solid foundation for igniting our awareness and manifesting our true highest Self.
Release on 2011-09-14 | by Swami Parameshwarananda
Through them, you're disciplined in going within, in purifying and transforming, and in mastering what doesn't serve you anymore. Before I go into the content and flow of my sadhana over the years, I'd like to give you a framework ...
Author: Swami Parameshwarananda
IN THE PATH OF LIGHT WITH MAA: A JOURNEY OF LOVE AND TRANSFORMATION STEER THE COURSE OF YOUR TRANSFORMATION We’re all on a journey to find out who we really are and what our purpose is. You’ve probably noticed that the path usually isn’t clear and direct. Read this book and be inspired by the story of someone who has suffered and is now living a life he loves. Be touched by his experiences and informed by the lessons he’s learned. One big lesson: act now and don’t wait! There’s no time to waste, so learn more about yourself, decide where to focus your attention, and take steps to reinvent your life. YOU’LL DISCOVER: ? You’re not alone and don’t have to suffer ? You have the power to transform yourself and your life ? The importance of love, joy and devotion in life ? Greater clarity about who you are and where you’re to transform ? Practical lessons for increased health and well being ? Ways to transform uncomfortable and self-destructive thoughts and emotions ? Practices for improving your relationships, including with partners and children ? How to communicate authentically and express yourself more powerfully
Having mastered the sâdhana practice , the performers are able to participate in most types of tantric rituals , where the object of transformation varies from an image ( as in the case of consecration ) to a vase , another implement or ...
Author: Yael Bentor
This study of the Indo-Tibetan ritual of rendering religious objects sacred concerns one of the fundamental Buddhist tantric processes of transformation into a chosen tantric Buddha. It provides a general discussion of the ritual as well as detailed analyses of each ritual step in the composite present-day consecration.
master having the lower nature at its absolute command, now it feels completely detached and having no connection with anything else. Although the term ÔvaśīÕÑis used in this connection,43 emphasis is not on the ÔvaśitvaÕ or mastery ...
Author: NALINI KANTA BRAHMA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
None else could have made a better presentation on the practice side of Hindu religion, with its underlining concepts of Hindu faith, than Dr. Nalini Kanta Brahma. His classic work, Philosophy of Hindu Sadhana, is now being relaunched in the Eastern Economy Edition for the benefit of students, researchers, and all those who have an abiding interest in philosophy and religion. The author stresses those characteristics of Hindu religion that bring out its kinship with the higher religious thoughts of the world so that the reader can discern a common fabric of organic unity of higher religions. The text brings to fore the correlation between theory and practice of different Hindu philosophical systems. Sadhana, the instrument to attain perfection as propounded in Hindu Philosophy—being a means to a better end—has been discussed in the text in its various forms as followed by different religious systems of the Hindus. Part I of the book deals with the function and characteristics of Hindu Sadhana in general. Part II elucidates the specific forms of Hindu Sadhana that includes Karma, the path of prescribed actions, Jnana, the path of higher intellect, and Bhakti, the path of devotional worship. The book also deals with Yoga, the form of Sadhana as propounded by Patanjali. Finally, it emphasizes the importance and value of discipline and devotion that are inherent in the good practice of Hindu religion.
One can escape from the karma of his past lives by mastering the highly evolved practice of prāņāyāma . 64. Those who are not spiritually oriented and do not practice are tossed inevitably by prārabdha , the past karmas that have ...
Author: Rajmani Tigunait
Publisher: Himalayan Institute Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Offers practical instructions on sakti sadhana--the task of awakening the dormant fire within.
My sadhana consists of physical yoga practice to activate my body by bringing Prana , or life force , into my spine , organs , and tissues ; meditation and chanting to help me gain mastery over my mind before it has a shot at mastering ...
Author: Tommy Rosen
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"The feeling was electric-energy humming through my body. I felt like blood was pouring into areas of my tissues that it had not been able to reach for some time. It was relieving and healing, subtler than the feeling from getting off on drugs, but it was detectable and lovely, and of course, there was no hangover, just a feeling of more ease than I could remember. I felt a warmth come over me similar to what I felt when I had done heroin, but far from the darkness of that insanity, this was pure light-a way through." - Tommy Rosen, on his first yoga experience Most of us deal with addiction in some form. While you may not be a fall-down drunk, anorexic, or a gambling addict, you likely struggle with addiction in other ways. Workaholism, overeating, and compulsively engaging with technology like video games, texting, and Facebook are also highly common examples. And if you don't suffer from addiction, chances are you know someone who does. Through more than 20 years of recovery and in working professionally with others, Tommy Rosen has uncovered core elements of recovery and healing, what he refers to as Recovery 2.0. In the book, he shares his own past struggles with addiction, and powerful, tested tools for breaking free from the obstacles that stand in the way of a holistic and lasting recovery. Building off the key tenets of the 12-Step program, he has developed an innovative approach that includes • Looking at the roots of addiction; your family history and "Addiction Story" • Daily breathing practices, meditation, yoga, and body awareness • A healthy, alkaline-based diet to aid with detox, boost immunity, increase vitality, support your entire recovery, and help prevent relapse • Discovering your mission, living on purpose, and being of service to others Recovery 2.0 will help readers not only release their addictions, but thrive in their recovery.
Manādharmam - In vocal music you should do akāra sādhana more , with the tambura , to attain sruti suddham . Hindustani musicians have mastered this . Each swaram is elaborated for ... So , first master the swaras , swarasthānās etc.
Author: Pantula Rama
Publisher: Gyan Publishing House
Category: Carnatic music
This book is an endeavor to represent the mind of a musician seeking the ideal. In the process there has been a journey into the past and a peep into the future to arrive at a balance for an ideal present. Dr. Pantula Rama has been bestowed with the greatest of boons in form of her family background of music and her Guru Sri Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, who created an insight required for this work. Rama, chose to interview 13 maestors of the field who are the bridging brigade for the past and the present. Their valuable views have been presented in this research work.
Benefits from Performing Mahakali Sadhana The following benefits the aspirant gets automatically by performing the ... ( 4 ) He who has mastered Kali Sadhana receives all the special powers and adeptness ( Siddhis ) naturally and ...