Two Kinds of Samadhi

Samadhi  means  super-conscious  state,  wherein  the  yogi  gets super-sensual experiences. Samadhi is of two kinds viz., sarhprajnata or sabīja or savikalpa, and asamprajnata or nirbīja or nirvikalpa. In savikalpa samadhi, there are triputi (triad) – the knower, knowledge and knowable. There is ālaṁbana (support) for the mind to lean upon. The samskāras (tendencies) are not…

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Life and Death

Death is only a process by which life is continued. Death is not annihilation of the self. Hence do not be afraid of death. Death is for the better; it is a blessing. Therefore grieve not. Life is impossible without death. Death is just another aspect of life. Until the proper time comes, one’s death…

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Essentials Are the Same

The essentials or fundamentals of all religions are the same. Only non-essentials differ. ‘The Noble Eightfold Path’ corresponds to ‘The Sermon on the Mount’ of Lord Jesus, and to the practice of sadacara (right conduct) of the Hindus. Every religion shows the correct path to God-realisation. Every religion emphatically declares: “One can attain eternal bliss,…

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See Good in All Healing Agents

Brahman, or the eternal, is infinite. His expressions are also infinite. Allopathy, homeopathy, hydropathy, chromopathy, electropathy, naturopathy, ayurveda, unani all are his manifestations. All these systems differ. Temperaments also are different, so are natures. Therefore different systems of treatment suit people of different natures. It is only the prejudiced man who says, “Oh, allopathy is…

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We Are All Learning

Let us not deny anybody just because he or she follows a certain path or doesn’t follow a certain path. Ultimately, we are all learning. If anyone is interested in knowing what practices you are doing, talk about it; explain how you have benefited, but don’t try to persuade another to do the same thing.…

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What You Call Religion

You’re all looking for that God whose name is happiness, and your righteous approach to that happiness is what you call religion. If you approach that happiness without hurting yourself and hurting others, you are a religious person. But if you are trying to get happiness by hurting yourself or others, it’s not religious.  

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Christmas Message

Christmas is the great festival of Christendom. There is a spirit of joy everywhere. Men and women lay aside their jealousies and enmities for a while. They come a little nearer to each other – and to Christ. Christ came and lived among men to awaken the Christ- consciousness within them. Christ should be born…

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The World Needs Sanyasins

Every religion has a band of anchorites who lead a life of seclusion and meditation. There are bhikkus in Buddhism, fakirs in Islam, sufistic fakirs in Sufism, fathers and brothers in Christianity. The glory of a religion will be absolutely lost if you remove the hermits or sanyasins or those who lead the life of…

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