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Vedic Culture: The Difference It Can Make in Your Life

A review of “Vedic Culture: The Difference it Can Make in Your Life,” by Stephen Knapp may be rather discomfiting, it is offered with the hope that some people, especially those busy writing their own books, will indeed pick this book up to ponder over their own fate in this world of maya, and the fate of the world in the grip of busy human bodies.

हिन्दू मंदिरों में शिव – 7 – रावणानुग्रह मूर्ति

कैलाश पर्वत पर आह्लादक कर देने वाली ऋतु थी। अनन्त प्रतीक्षा के प्रतीक नंदी महाराज पर्वत की कंदराओं में विचरण कर रहे थे तभी बड़े धमाके से उस प्रदेश में कुछ आ गिरा। शान्त रमणीय स्थल पर अचानक हुए इस कोलाहल से आश्चर्यचकित नन्दी महाराज (नंदिकेश्वर) वहां पहुंचे तो उन्होंने देखा कि एक बड़ा सा खेचरी यांत्रिक वाहन वहां पड़ा हुआ था और उसका चालक उसे वापस हवा में उड़ाने का निरर्थक प्रयास कर रहा था।

Asparśa-yoga: A unique Vedantic technique of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a very popular practice today in the West. While its origins in the Buddhist meditation practices of Zen and Vipassanā are grudgingly acknowledged; the rich traditions of meditation and mindfulness in the Vedic tradition, which forms the basis of even the Buddhist practices are rarely written about. This paper examines one such practice of Mindfulness—the asparśa-yoga—that has been conceptualized and practiced in the tradition of Advaita Vedānta. Asparśa-yoga is the yoga of non-contact which has its roots in the Upaniṣad¬-s but finds an explicit mention and a crystal clear enunciation in the Māndukya Kārikā of Ācārya Gauḍapāda. The term asparśa primarily refers to the state of contact-less existence, and secondarily to the means of attaining such a state, both of which will be explored in the paper. It will further be shown how asparśa-yoga can be understood as a unique vedantic practice of mindfulness.

Creative Writing With Meditation

Meditation helps us reach a place deep within ourselves, and that’s where our writing comes from. Writing our thoughts essentially means paying attention and being aware of them – precisely…