Hinduism followed in Bali

Bali is a state of Indonesia, a country with the biggest Muslim population in the world. But the majority in the state of Bali, over 93 %, are Hindus. Bali is home to 4.22 million Hindus whose ancestors had to flee from other islands of Indonesia, after the great Indonesian Hindu Empire Majapahit was defeated … Continue reading Hinduism followed in Bali

Four Principles of Yoga and Vedanta

Four Principles of Yoga and Vedanta There are four principles of Yoga and Vedanta: Divinity of soul: Divinity of soul is the unshakable spiritual basis of freedom and self-fulfillment. Unity of existence: It is the foundation of all ethical virtues. Self-love is the mainspring of a man's action and raison d'etre of his love for … Continue reading Four Principles of Yoga and Vedanta

Straddling between Activity and Inactivity

EACH IS GREAT IN HIS OWN PLACE According to the Sânkhya philosophy, nature is composed of three forces called, in Sanskrit, Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. These as manifested in the physical world are what we may call equilibrium, activity, and inertness. Tamas is typified as darkness or inactivity; Rajas is activity, expressed as attraction or … Continue reading Straddling between Activity and Inactivity

Towards the Goal Supreme – Paramartha Prasangha

This is from a book by Swami Virajananda of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Movement. The book's subtitle is PARAMARATHA PRASANGHA. The title explains it more eloquently: TOWARDS THE GOAL SUPREME.  This small book of 296 pages contains within it 353 short lessons on spirituality. Though the book is from a Hindu monk and contains some references that may be … Continue reading Towards the Goal Supreme – Paramartha Prasangha

Lesson 5: Japa and Meditation (2)

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 5 – JAPA AND MEDITATION - 2 - December 07, 2017 Your Mind Will be Your Guru When by continued practice of Japa and meditation, the mind will become calm and purified, then mind itself will be your Guru, or guide, and you will have proper understanding of everything, and find … Continue reading Lesson 5: Japa and Meditation (2)

Lesson 3: Breath

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 3 -- BREATH - December 07, 2017 Ordinarily one breathes through the left nostril at the time of rest, through the right at the time of work, and through both at the time of meditation. The state most favourable for meditation is when the body and mind have become calm and there is even flow … Continue reading Lesson 3: Breath