Articles in the on the path category

on the path, sadhana »

[Oct 9, 2011]

    Let the Voice Ring One of the joys of human life is in sweet memories. Such memories may cause fountains of joy to spring in the heart, waves of peace to roll in the mind, and the body to get goose bumps. In India, several great saints in the past and even today
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on the path, sadhana »

[Sep 7, 2011]

A Simple and Beautiful Practice In the Ramayana, Tulsidasji has an entire section on the power of chanting the Lord’s name, Ram nam. The scriptures tell us that chanting, especially dur­ing the Kali Yuga, is the primary means for people to obtain salvation. Chant­ing God’s name (any name of God) purifies you from within and
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on the path, teachings, yogic philosophy »

[Sep 7, 2011]

In India, the nine days of Navratri* (see NOTE below) are spent in festivities that celebrate the victory of Shakti over negative influences. On the spiritual level the goal is for the individual soul to reach the state of Shiva gradually by sadhana (spiritual practice).

on the path, sadhana, teachings »

[Sep 6, 2011]

By Dileepji What is the meaning of the word anusthan? On analysis, it is composed of two words — anu and sthan. Anu means firm. Sthan means place, or residence — the original place of residence of the Lord. When one performs the following activities with firm conviction, that is an anusthan. Become aware of
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on the path, sadhana, teachings »

[Sep 5, 2011]

How should disciples process emotional difficulties such as anger, depression, frustration, or desires that arise during an anusthan? The benefit of an anusthan is that it very quickly brings to the surface the impurities that are within the three bodies. The Energy interacts at very subtle levels and hastens their removal. These are all processes
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sadhana, scripture, teachings »

[Jul 29, 2011]

This is the prayer referred to in Shri Anandi Ma’s 2011 Guru Purnima message, The Five Stanzas on the Sandals of Śrī Gurudev.  This, like all articles in Shakti Online, can be printed easily by clicking on the “Print Article” link at the top of the article.

 

experiences, on the path »

[Jul 28, 2011]

The following is a disciple’s personal experience of Guruji that occurred in India in 1991:           I want to describe an experience I had with Guruji. One night after the tour had ended, five of the American disciples were having darshan. Usually there were other disciples present, and someone would translate for us. But this evening
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on the path, sadhana, teachings, the Guru's talks »

[Jul 6, 2011]

Part one of an interview that Shri Anandi Ma and Dileepji gave in 2004 where they answer questions about the practice of anusthan.  We rarely encounter the term anusthan in spiritual litera­ture. Why did Guruji decide to emphasize it as a practice? The term anusthan is widely used in India, although Guruji stressed it more
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on the path, sadhana »

[Jul 6, 2011]

Part one of a four-part series At the start of every public meditation program, Shri Anandi Ma leads the group in chanting the Divine Name and explains its many benefits. On the most basic level, chanting increases devotional feelings and brings joy to the chanter. As a bonus, the positive energy generated by the chanting
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centers, on the path, sadhana »

[Jul 4, 2011]

Every Sunday morning at the Woodbury Yoga Center in Connecticut, group meditation participants “rock-the-house.” It may not be always pretty or perfect but for joy and enthusiasm, we can’t be beat. On average ten people come to the program although it isn’t always the same ten people every week. Still, every Sunday I watch a
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