Lesson 2: Meditate

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 2 -- MEDITATE - December 07, 2017 When you begin meditation, first sit steadily for a while and watch the mind; let it wander for a while and watch the mind; let it wander wherever it pleases. Think that you are the witness, the seer. Sit watching how the … Continue reading Lesson 2: Meditate

Lesson 1: Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 1 -- Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant - December 07, 2017 To Realise God an aspirant must have: Patience, Perseverence, Purity of Body and mind, Intense desire or yearning, the aggregate of the Six Attributes, namely, Shama, Dama, Uparati, Titikshā, Shraddhā and Samādhāna. Shama: Tranquility of mind. Dama: Restraint of … Continue reading Lesson 1: Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

Lesson 6: Self-Confidence, Faith and Hope

SELF-CONFIDENCE, FAITH, HOPE : Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda  – 6 Self-Confidence Never think yourself to be weak. Have firm faith in yourself. Think, “There is nothing that I cannot do; I can do everything if I will.” Why should you acknowledge defeat to your mind? Know that if you can subdue it, the … Continue reading Lesson 6: Self-Confidence, Faith and Hope

OM Is God, You, World and Everything –Mandukya Upanishad

OM . . . . . With our eyes may we hear what is good. With our eyes may we behold thy righteousness. Tranquil in body, may we who worship thee find rest OM . . . Peace – Peace – Peace   The syllable is OM, which is the imperishable Brahman, is the universe. … Continue reading OM Is God, You, World and Everything –Mandukya Upanishad

Three Stages of Spiritual Life

India discerns three stages in the expression of man’s spiritual life. In the first stage, man’s religious impulse seeks to find expression in outward acts of worship and adoration; his God is outside. He resorts to temples and churches, images and symbols, hymns and songs, fasting and pilgrimages. This is the first stage of every … Continue reading Three Stages of Spiritual Life

The Nature of the Self of Man

The two important problems which absorb the attention of Sri Krishna are the nature of the Self and the problem of conduct. Of these, he proceeds first to a consideration of the former and disposes of the latter afterwards. The ego in man is the cause of all errors and the origin of all false … Continue reading The Nature of the Self of Man