Meditation Process

meditation-process

A question may arise in the mind of the practitioner: For how long does a spiritual aspirant have to engage himself in the practice of meditation to have a vision of the ultimate truth? In his introduction to the translation of Shankaracharya’s Laghu Vakya Vritti, Swami Shraddhananda answers this question by saying that it depends […]

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The Spring of Happiness

In the deepest woods of the forest, there lies a secret spring of happiness. One is drawn to its site by the tinkling melody of its droplets. The serenity of its surroundings blends in with the majestic beauty of its waterfall. The purity of the stream has the power to rejuvenate even the weariest soul. […]

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The River of Existence

The River of Existence A man who doesn’t know how to swim falls into a river. He looks around for some means to remain afloat to stop being washed away by the strong current of rapidity flowing water. In his desperate attempt to keep alive, he catches hold of anything that comes his way — […]

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Coping

Everything will be alright. No matter how unbearable life might seem at any given moment in time, be it upon the death of a loved one, throughout a debilitating illness or even under the burden of financial difficulties, these soothing words eventually ring true, unveiling the wisdom behind the age-old maxim — this too shall […]

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When the Dawn Breaks

Death begins with the life’s first breath. The moment a man is born, his cradle has moved closer to the tomb. What profound thoughts! Daily, man marches closer to the grave but lives in the mistaken belief that death is for others and he has been exempted from it. In the midst of life, we […]

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