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Words of Wisdom From Swami Satchidananda

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Mantras Vibrate the Body Mantras themselves have vibrations, so when you repeat them, even mentally, they produce a kind of vibration within the body. They
    Message 1 of 7 , Dec 31, 2011
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      Mantras Vibrate the Body

      "Mantras themselves have vibrations, so when
      you repeat them, even mentally, they produce
      a kind of vibration within the body. They shake,
      they vibrate the entire body—all the molecules,
      all the cells of the body—and they rearrange
      your entire personality, they tune your personality.
      After a certain amount of practice, the entire
      body begins to vibrate in the same wavelength.
      And because mantras are the divine part of the
      cosmic vibration, when your system begins to vibrate
      in that wavelength, you will begin to communicate
      with similar vibrations in the cosmos. This is what
      you call communication with God. Yes, mantras have
      certain special powers; they're not just meditation
      alone. For the sake of meditation, though, you can
      use any mantras you want. Just make sure that the
      mantras you choose will always elevate you.

      "God bless you. OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."

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    • medit8ionsociety
      Yoga is a Joy Yoga practice is not about self-denial. It should be fun and joyful. You don t have to deny your senses. You have taste buds for a reason, so
      Message 2 of 7 , Jan 7, 2012
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        Yoga is a Joy

        "Yoga practice is not about self-denial. It should
        be fun and joyful. You don't have to deny your senses.
        You have taste buds for a reason, so you can enjoy
        eating—just be sure that it's the right amount and
        that it doesn't create indigestion. Give the senses
        the proper enjoyment, in the proper way, at the proper
        time. There's no harm in eating tasty foods. But don't
        eat just for the sake of taste. When you eat, enjoy
        the taste. Eat for the sake of eating, and, while eating,
        enjoy the taste. On the other hand, if you eat only for
        the sake of the taste, then trouble comes. And that's
        why you should know your limitation. Yoga is a joy, it's
        to be enjoyed. Yoga should never be a hardship.

        "God bless you. OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
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      • medit8ionsociety
        Be a Well-charged Battery All movements—physical and mental—are caused by prana, the vital energy. The entire cosmos is filled with prana. During
        Message 3 of 7 , Jan 21, 2012
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          Be a Well-charged Battery

          "All movements—physical and mental—are caused
          by prana, the vital energy. The entire cosmos
          is filled with prana. During meditation a kind
          of static energy is built up because you're
          keeping your body and mind motionless, still.
          When the body and mind are active, the energy
          is discharged by all the movements. During meditation,
          when you stop the discharging, the prana continues
          to get produced. So what will happen then? It's
          like charging a battery. When there's no discharge
          from the battery and when the battery is fully
          charged it becomes a storage battery. In the same
          way, during meditation, due to the static prana,
          pressure is built up and the energy rises up, mainly
          through the spinal column. All the stored and dormant
          energy opens up the nerve centers and rises upward.
          Through meditation, you become a well-charged battery.
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          "God bless you. OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."
        • medit8ionsociety
          Meditation Will Run to You What are the beginning steps in Yoga? The yamas and niyamas. These are ten observances to help keep the mind clean and free from
          Message 4 of 7 , Jan 29, 2012
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            Meditation Will Run to You

            "What are the beginning steps in Yoga? The yamas
            and niyamas. These are ten observances to help
            keep the mind clean and free from greed, anger,
            jealousy, avarice, pride. They teach you to do
            everything as an offering—Ishvara pranidhana—and
            not to return pain when you get pain from somebody
            else's actions. Santosha is contentment, to be
            always happy. If one follows these beginning
            steps—just one or two moral virtues—that's enough.
            Meditation will run to you, you don't need to go
            meditate. The mind just becomes calm. You are a
            lready meditating. But, without these observances
            in your life, if you meditate—maybe you're keeping
            your mind under control by force—the moment you get
            up from your meditation, you're still the same old person.

            "God bless you. OM Shanthi, Shanthi, Shanthi."

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          • medit8ionsociety
            Prayer and Mantra If you find it difficult to focus the mind with a mantra, try some prayer first. Prayer brings in more thoughts and ideas, but it can also
            Message 5 of 7 , Feb 18, 2012
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              Prayer and Mantra

              "If you find it difficult to focus the mind
              with a mantra, try some prayer first. Prayer
              brings in more thoughts and ideas, but it can
              also lead into a peaceful feeling and calmness
              of mind. It can really help you embody divine
              attributes, because you are communicating with
              God and what you think you will become. Repeating
              a mantra has a little different effect. It creates
              a harmonious vibration, that even helps the body.
              Before you begin your mantra japa, you can say a
              little prayer. The prayer collects the mind, makes
              the mind more calm, one-pointed and elevates it
              with nice ideals. When the mind becomes quieter,
              more one-pointed, then you can slowly go into the
              repetition of the mantra. In this way, you can
              combine prayer and mantra japa.

              "God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
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