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Words of Wisdom From Swami Satchidananda

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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
    Message 1 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."
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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
      Message 2 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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        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 3 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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