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Sri Anandamayi Ma Sings Hari Bol

"Always bear this in mind: Everything is in God’s hands, and you are His tool to be used by Him as He pleases. Try to grasp the significance of ‘all is His’. and you will immediately feel free from all burdens. What will be the result of your surrender to Him? None will seem alien, all will be your very own Self."

Sri Anandamayi Ma

I came across this video of Sri Anandamayi Ma and devotees singing ‘Hari Bol’ By coincidence I notice Shane had posted another video of Sri Anandamayi Ma here previously

See video below.

Swami Satchinanda – Breaking Bad Habits

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Swami Satchindananda

Swami Satchidananda is a respected yoga teacher, who studied under the Spiritual Master Swami Sivananda. In this short extract Swami Satchidanada offers a spiritual approach to breaking bad habits

How can you trick your mind into breaking a bad habit?

How can you trick your baby so you can take away something that would hurt it? Suppose the baby is playing with something sharp. What kind of trick would you use? You would give her something nice to distract her.

In the same way, find some nice positive habits. Present them to the mind. Admire them ?Oh, look how terrific this habit is. So useful. Something to be proud of.? Certainly your little baby mind will jump to grab it. As soon as it jumps for the good habit, take away the bad one.

If you want to be rid of bad company, what should you do? Just get into good company; the bad company will automatically stay away. It?s simple. You won?t be available to the bad people because you will always be mingling with good people. That?s a very good beginning toward a very high goal. Sir Patanjali calls it pratipaksha bhavanam ? substituting positive thoughts for negative ones. Think of the opposite, develop the opposite. If you have hatred, develop love. That is the trick. You cannot simply beat the darkness, telling it to get out. Instead, just bring in a candle. Without even saying goodbye, the darkness will run away.

By: Swami Satchidananda

Paramhansa Yogananda Videos

Yogananda on Sleeping

Quotes by Yogananda

‘To meditate truly is to concentrate solely on spirit. This is esoteric meditation. It is the highest form of activity that man can perform, and it is the most balanced way to find GOD.’

‘Every day undertake something that is difficult for you and try to do it. Though you fail 5 times, keep on, and as soon as you have succeeded in that direction, apply your concentrated will on something else. You will thus be able to accomplish increasingly greater things. Will is the instrument of the image of God within you.’

‘HE who is persistent will realize God. So try your best to make meditation a regular experience in your life.’

‘TO be able to concentrate is essential for spiritual progress; without concentration you shall never find God. Learn how to shut out of your consciousness all sounds and other earthly distractions.’

Paramhansa Yogananda

 

Early Years of Yogananda

Pictures of Yogananda during early years unfortunately video has no sound

 

Yogananda Wedding Ceremony


Swami Ramdas – Such is a Saint!

 

Such is a Saint

 

When the heart burns at the sufferings of others,
That is God’s own heart.

When eyes strain to see others happy,
Through them God Himself sees.

When hands toil for others’ relief,
These hands move only by God’s will.

When the tongue sings His Name,
That voice is the voice of God.

Such is a Saint – God’s own image!

 

By: Swami Ramdas

Photo by Ranjit Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries

 

Swami Ramdas was born Vittal Rao in a devout Hindu home in Kerala, South India. His father initiated him into the use of a mantra Rama. This repitition of Rama transformed his life into a great God seeker and God lover

Happiness of Being

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Ramana Maharshi

Happiness of Being is a new website developed by Michael James and dedicated to the great Spiritual Master Ramana Maharshi .

"Happiness lies deep within us, in the very core of our being. Happiness does not exist in any external object, but only in us, who are the consciousness that experiences happiness. Though we seem to derive happiness from external objects or experiences, the happiness that we thus enjoy in fact arises from within us."

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Bodhgaya where the Lord Buddha attained enlightenment.

Gaya is located at a distance of 105 km from Patna in the state of Bihar. Buddha Gaya is located 7 miles south of Gaya and is one of the well visited Buddhist pilgrimage centers of the Indian subcontinent.

"The Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment is considered to be the among the oldest and the most venerated tree in the world. This tree is said to be a descendant of the original tree, a branch of which was transplanted at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka during the period of Emperor Ashoka the great. It is believed that Emperor Ashoka’s Guru Upagupta led him to various holy sites in the Buddhist tradition, including this tree at Gaya. "

Anthology of Ramana Maharshi

An anthology of Sri Ramana Maharshi (1879 – 1950) with accounts by 160 persons who had an opportunity to meet, serve and live with him was recently released.

Karnataka Governor T.N. Chaturvedi was present at the release of the 400-page book compiled by a team led by Prof. Laxminarayana, a former Dean of Commerce of Osmania University. The book is titled "Face-to-Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi". The programme was organised by Sri Ramana Kendram.

Mr. Chaturvedi said the book, for which he had written the foreword, made the readers emotionally attached to Ramana Maharshi’s literature. He said there were a number of stories about the Maharshi although he was self-absorbed with spirituality. Mr. Chaturvedi was past president of Ramana Kendram, New Delhi.

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