Purity of mind
Yoga and Meditation

Purity of mind

Since all dealings in one’s daily life have a bearing on one’s karma, there is a viewpoint that believes in giving up of all actions as a means of salvation, thus purifying the mind. This approach advocates that one turn away from the world and adopt the life of a hermit in solitude that conduces to meditation. But if the mind continues with mundane thoughts, entanglement with worldly affairs also remains. So, Krishna emphasises that avoiding worldly life becomes meaningful only when the mind insulates itself from all kinds of…

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What Is The True Purpose of Yoga?
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What Is The True Purpose of yoga?

What Is The True Purpose of Yoga? In his classic work the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali describes yoga as “the progressive quieting of the fluctuations of the mind.” He then explains that through dedicated practice and the cultivation of detachment, we will stop identifying with the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that can cause us so much emotional pain—and we will open to an experience of our true self. As Patanjali and so many other wisdom teachers have taught, who we really are goes beyond the labels and titles we often use to define…

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International Yoga Day: 'From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, yoga's everywhere', says PM Narendra Modi
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International Yoga Day: ‘From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, yoga’s everywhere’, says PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: “From Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga is everywhere,” declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day. Even as the PM spoke, people were celebrating the day with mass yogic performances everywhere, from beaches to mountain tops – even at 19,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas like the ITBP ‘Himveers’ in Ladakh. Not just India, countries around the world are celebrating today as International Yoga Day. And that, said the PM, is a matter of pride…

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The Ancient Tradition of Rishis in Relation to Modern Man

The Ancient Tradition of Rishis in Relation to Modern Man Click here to view original web page at www.yogamag.net Swami Satyananda Saraswati If the doors of paradise were open only for the holy people, then I think it would be God’s greatest disappointment. He would have to wait and wait. There would be very few entries into paradise because man’s evolution is incomplete, and he is suffering from infirmity of willpower. He is not perfect. If the doors of hell were open for every sinner, there would surely be a…

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Become the Master of Your Own Destiny
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Become the master of your own destiny

Sadhguru delves into the matter of destiny and fate, saying that it is just a choice between compulsiveness and consciousness. This destiny is unconsciously self-created, and this is what is generally known as karma. However, since it is happening unconsciously we can also make it a conscious process. The whole science of yoga is to redirect yourself from the compulsiveness of the mind and body to a conscious state, where you can become the master of your own destiny. Questioner: We talk of destiny; we talk of so many things…

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Does the Law of Attraction Really Work?
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Does the Law of Attraction Really Work?

Rakul Preet Singh: I am curious about things like the law of attraction, where they say that anything that you ask, believe, and send out to the universe in a constant direction, will happen. Because they say that you design your destiny, you design your life. I mean you are sending out a positive signal… Sadhguru: To whom? Rakul Preet Singh: To the universe. Sadhguru: Which direction? Up or down? Rakul Preet Singh: That is what I’m asking. How does the law of attraction really work? Sadhguru: It does not…

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5 Lessons in Self-Confidence from the Bhagavad Gita
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5 Lessons in Self-Confidence from the Bhagavad Gita

http://chopra.com/articles/5-lessons-in-self-confidence-from-the-bhagavad-gita Self-confidence is a fundamental quality to living an effective, empowered, and fulfilling life. Being conscious of and reliant upon your own powers and abilities is what allows you to think, speak, and act purposefully and believe that you have the inner strength and courage to succeed. Like everyone, there are times you can lose confidence in yourself and slip into bouts of doubt, insecurity, and uncertainty. Lacking self-confidence, you may fear and suspect that you are weak or incompetent and thereby hesitate to speak or act with assertiveness, missing…

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