Know Yourself

Know Your Self To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.  – Eckhart Tolle SELF-KNOWLEDGE is the first step in the process of transformation. It is the goal of each individual to move beyond the egotistical self and its … Continue reading Know Yourself

Progressing – Vibhuti Pada

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI   "The Book of the Spiritual Man" An Interpretation By Charles Johnston INTRODUCTION TO BOOK III The third book of the Sutras is the Book of Spiritual Powers. In considering these spiritual powers, two things must be understood and kept in memory. The first of these is this: These spiritual powers can … Continue reading Progressing – Vibhuti Pada

Concentration – Samadhi Pada

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI   "The Book of the Spiritual Man" An Interpretation By Charles Johnston   INTRODUCTION TO BOOK I The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, less than ten pages of large type in the original. Yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. … Continue reading Concentration – Samadhi Pada

From Thought … to No-mind

CONTEMPLATION, CONCENTRATION AND MEDITATION. ‘Contemplation’ means directed thinking. We all think; that is not contemplation. That thinking is undirected, vague, leading nowhere. Really, our thinking is not contemplation, but what Freudians call association. One thought leads to another without any direction from you. The thought itself leads to another because of association. undirected, vague, leading … Continue reading From Thought … to No-mind

From meditation to dhyana

From meditation to dhyana T. M. Srinivasan Author information ► Copyright and License information ▼ Copyright : © International Journal of Yoga This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly … Continue reading From meditation to dhyana

Discovering What Meditation Is All About

Discovering What Meditation Is All About Meditation is simply the practice of focusing your attention on a particular object — generally something simple, like a word or phrase, a candle flame or geometrical figure, or the coming and going of your breath. In everyday life, your mind is constantly processing a barrage of sensations, visual … Continue reading Discovering What Meditation Is All About