Category Archives: Japa Yoga

Japa Yoga

Japa Yoga

x0938The goal of all spiritual paths is the same—to realize the Universal Spirit. This Spirit, which is referred to by various names, is all-pervading. Essentially, we are that Spirit. Yet, we do not experience it because of the limitations of … Full Story

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

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I am often asked, “What should I meditate upon?” The simplest thing is to repeat a mantra (a mystic sound). It is a very sound method. It is really simple, but at the same time, very powerful. It could be … Full Story

Meditation

Meditation

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Meditation starts with concentration. Meditation actually begins when the mind is well-focused and it learns to become totally still. When the mind becomes completely still it seems to be losing itself. That is what you call transcending the mental state. … Full Story

Mantra Japa: One Practice Is All You Need

Mantra Japa: One Practice Is All You Need

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In the Yoga Sutras, Sri Patanjali Maharishi lists nine obstacles, which cover a range of physical, mental, and spiritual problems. They are: disease, dullness, doubt, carelessness, laziness, sensuality, false perception, failure to reach firm ground, and slipping from the … Full Story

Questions & Answers on Mantra and Meditation

Questions & Answers on Mantra and Meditation

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Question: What is the difference between meditating on something like a mantra and meditating on nothing at all, that is, on no particular mantra, thought or phrase? Will there be different results?

Swami Satchidananda: No. But you have to … Full Story

The Mystic OM

The Mystic OM

 

Rev. Jaganath Carrera

In this article, Integral Yoga master teacher Rev. Jaganath Carrera discusses sutras 1.27 through 1.29 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In these sutras, Sri Patanjali introduces us to the OM mantra and the practice of mantra … Full Story