Seeking Peace

Excerpted from FOR SEEKERS OF GOD – Spiritual Talks of Mahapurush Swami Shivananda  published by Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, India The way to peace is very difficult — full of thorns. … Great effort is required to make progress in the realm of the Spirit. But if one sincerely wants to realize God, it is certainly true… Read More Seeking Peace

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

  He can be with form, without form and also beyond all that. Swami Shantatmananda writes in a column in the Sunday Guardian: “Sri Ramakrishna would often caution his devotees about the dangers of being rigid in one’s spiritual beliefs. He would ask the devotees whether they knew where those who speak of the formless God… Read More Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 2

Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1

Dhyana shlokas of various forms of God are potent storehouses of the divine properties attributed to the respective form. There are worldwide records of people seeing the form when the bijamantra of the deity is recited with devotion after invoking the form by first reciting the dhyana sloka. People from the West who learnt mysticism… Read More Formless Power or Powerful Forms ? – A Hindu view – 1