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This guided meditation,

using the traditional method

of watching the breath,

also includes the practice of

linking the movement of the

breath with the sacred

mantra OM.

"Gentle Hatha Yoga"

A unique 1 hour session of

hatha yoga, guided by one

of the foremost instructors

in the Hawaiian Islands.

"Things you Tend to Overlook"

Thanissaro Bhikkhu, one of the

foremost Buddhist teachers,

speaks on the "natural" process

of ageing, illness and death.

And the Buddha's teaching on how

to prepare for and rise above

them in advance.

A devotees tears catch the heart

of her Lord Sri Krishna.

In response the Lord physically

directs her to her long sought

for Guru in a most

miraculous way!

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"An Antidote for Sorrow"

Swami Shantananda discusses

how to train the mind to

experience a measure of peace

within meditation, free from

unwanted thoughts.


A yogic understanding of the


Sermon on the Mount. To invoke


Divine Presence and to sanctify the


mind. The goal of prayer is the


harmonization between heaven


and the earth, which means one


develops intuitive vision where one


sees the world as an expression of


the Divine Self.

O Pure Virgin, Agni Parthene

She who hears the cries of the world

by St. Nectarios, who received in a vision

from an angel of the Lord this hymn, where the angel declared:

“This is how we praise the Most Holy Mother of God.”


Refrain: Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

O Virgin pure, immaculate/ O Lady Theotokos

O Virgin Mother, Queen of all/ and fleece which is all dewy

More radiant than the rays of sun/ and higher than the heavens

Delight of virgin choruses/ superior to Angels.

Much brighter than the firmament/ and purer than the sun's light

More holy than the multitude/ of all the heav'nly armies.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

O Ever Virgin Mary/ of all the world, the Lady

O bride all pure, immaculate/ O Lady Panagia

O Mary bride and Queen of all/ our cause of jubilation

Majestic maiden, Queen of all/ O our most holy Mother

More hon'rable than Cherubim/ beyond compare more glorious

than immaterial Seraphim/ and greater than angelic thrones.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, O song of Cherubim/ Rejoice, O hymn of angels

Rejoice, O ode of Seraphim/ the joy of the archangels

Rejoice, O peace and happiness/ the harbor of salvation

O sacred chamber of the Word/ flow'r of incorruption

Rejoice, delightful paradise/ of blessed life eternal

Rejoice, O wood and tree of life/ the fount of immortality.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

I supplicate you, Lady/ now do I call upon you

And I beseech you, Queen of all/ I beg of you your favor

Majestic maiden, spotless one/ O Lady Panagia

I call upon you fervently/ O sacred, hallowed temple

Assist me and deliver me/ protect me from the enemy

And make me an inheritor/ of blessed life eternal.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

“Rejoice, O peace and happiness/ the harbor of salvation,

O sacred chamber of the Word, flower of incorruption.

Assist me and deliver me, protect me from the enemy

And make me an inheritor of blessed life eternal.”



Recorded Book 1, Chapters 11 - 20

"Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."


Saint Thomas a Kempis  1380-1471



Recorded Book 2, Chapters 11 - 12



Recorded Book 2, Chapters 1 - 10



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 11 - 12



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 1 - 10



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 13 - 20



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 21 - 30



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 31 - 40



Recorded Book 3, Chapters 41 - 50



Book 3, Chapters 51-59



Book 4, Chapters 1-18 (conclusion)



Book 4, Chapters 1-10



Recorded Book 1, Chapters 21-25



The Imitation of Christ

by Saint Thomas a Kempis

Recorded Book 1, Chapters 1-10


Paramhansa Yogananda on the Importance of Meditation

A rare audio recording from the Master

     "Ever-new Joy is God. He is inexhaustible; as you continue your meditations during the years, He will beguile you with an infinite ingenuity. Devotees like yourself who have found the way to God never dream of exchanging Him for any other happiness; He is seductive beyond thought of competition..".

Enter here to see rare photos of the Master and hear his voice chanting OM:

                               https://youtu.be/LAbNwkk7sJ0


The True Meaning and Nature of Surrender

     Many have mistakenly conjectured that Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi was unlike all other Spiritual Masters, in that he did not have a teaching. The only adequate response to this contrived falsehood should come from the Maharshi himself. In a documented lecture given by Sri Ganeshan, the grandson of Chinnaswami (Bhagavan’s brother) and a living direct disciple of Bhagavan, the following actual account was related.


     In the early evening of April 14, 1950 (the very day of Bhagavan’s Mahasamadhi – the day of physical absorption in Arunachala), all of the disciples and devotees were assembled around the room where Bhagavan lay virtually motionless in the final throws of his body’s endurance with terminal cancer. Though all were in a state of protracted grief, they still sought for a final word of guidance from Bhagavan.

     None dared approach, nor were permitted to do so, for the Maharshi’s body had begun its final struggle for breath. Amongst the tears and heartbreak of the devoted, the thought arose that if anyone could approach Bhagavan at this final hour prior to the seeming demise of his body, it would be Sri Muruganar.

      They therefore beseeched Sri Muruganar to request Bhagavan to utter a “final word”, by which they could be guided throughout the years to come. He did so, and as the Maharshi’s still radiant eyes and beatific smile fell on him, Bhagavan spoke:


"Take my teaching and put it into practice!"

     In Paramhansa Yogananda’s wonderful commentary The Bhagavad Gita - God talks with Arjuna, we find a deep and mystical revelation that points us towards the direction by which a beginning foundation of saranagati / saranam (surrender) can be laid. In further discussion of Gita 18:66 we are shown:


     “Mam ekam saranam vraja” to literally mean, Become (vraja) sheltered (saranam, 'protected' - from delusion) in oneness (ekam) with Me (mam).

"Always keep your consciousness in My sheltering Presence"; i.e., Remember Me alone... Indicating the practice of yoga; the Sanskrit may also be rendered:

                 

          Withdraw (vraja) into the Shelter of oneness with Me.





The Core teaching of Sri Ramana Maharshi


     This talk discusses the primary teaching of "Who Am I" dictated in the form of questions and answers between Bhagavan and a direct disciple.

     It reveals how Bhagavan combined the traditional approach of knowledge and devotion (Jnana and Bhakti) to culminate in a direct perception of God within and without!

     This discussion was given at a university class of religious study.


To view a rare documentary on

Sri Ramana Maharshi

enter this link:


                          https://youtu.be/wkcYAFGjkVU

      The power of the Divine Name of God cannot be surpassed. The mind that is thought to be undefeatable, drawn by the soft melody of the ‘Nãma’ becomes humble, soft and obedient. By the glory of the Divine Name, the mind itself transforms into God.

Swami Papa Ramdas




"Love me, Love My Defilements"

An Essential Dharma Talk by

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

www.dhammatalks.org




      “Whenever you possibly can, sustain the flow of a Sacred Name (Japa). To repeat His Name is to be in His presence. Just as a friend opens his heart to you and tells you all about himself when you come to him, if you associate with the Supreme Friend, He will reveal His true Being to you.      Read More here

Making God your Supreme Friend

Wisdom from Sri Anandamayi Ma

The sacred mountain Arunachala, beloved of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Seen at the moment of Kartika Deepam (the lighting of the Divine Light, signifying the living presence of Lord Siva).


"I find one vast garden spread out all over the universe. All plants and animals, all human beings, all higher mind-bodies are playing about in this garden in various ways, each has its own uniqueness and beauty; their presence and variety give me great delight. Every one of you add with your special feature to the glory of the garden."   Sri Anandamayi Ma

To view a rare documentary on

Sri Anandamayi Ma

enter this link:

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https://youtu.be/ALmrh3mjBy8

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A five minute guided meditation using the breath and the sacred Om, to heighten your concentration, and raise your awareness Godward:

https://youtu.be/lWzRgdjV2mQ

Get in the Mood for God.

Sing along with the Divine

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

the sacred words that proceed

from the mouth of God.