Vegetarianism, yoga and meditation

In this wide-ranging interview with WEFT,  Champaign, IL, Dada Vedaprajinananda explains the importance of vegetarianism for yoga and meditation, as well as revealing important points about the process of meditation.

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Introduction to the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT)

The Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) is a spiritually grounded socio-economic system based on the concept that this universe is a thought-projection of the Cosmic Consciousness and that people should share the resources of the world as members of one common family.

In this podcast Dada Vedaprajinananda outlines the basic components of the theory and explains how it can offer a way out of the present global economic crisis.  This audio file has been extracted from a video which can be seen at or in the embedded file here:

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Spirituality and Social Change

Here is a short podcast which is a translation of speech given by Dada Jinanananda at the Golbal PROUT Conference in Venezuela in July, 2011. Dada shows the relationship of consciousness, chakras and society.

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Ashtanga Yoga: The eight limbs of yoga practice

This podcast is an explanation of the eight limbs of yoga practice as formulated by Patainjali around 200 years BCE.  The presenter is Dada Vedaprajinananda.

The eight limbs mentioned in the podcast are:

1. Yama – practices of controlled contact whose result is to bring a person in harmony with the society around him or her.  These practices are : 1. Ahimsa, 2. Satya  3. Asteya 4. Brahmacarya and 5. Aparigraha  (listen to the podcast for the explanation!)
2. Niyama – practices whose result is inner purification.  The components of Niyama are 1. Shaoca 2. Santosa  3. Tapah  4. Svadhyaya  5. Iishvara Pranidhana
3. Asana – yoga postures
4. Pranayama – control of vital energy
5. Pratyahara – withdrawal from sensory stimuli
6. Dharana – concentration of mind at particular points
7. Dhyana – meditation, making the mind move in an unbroken flow towards the Supreme Consciousness
8. Samadhi – absorption of mind and unit consciousness in the Supreme Consciousness

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What is Tantra?

Dada Vedaprajinananda gives an explanation of this often-misunderstood term.  He bases his talk on the works of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti who said that tantra is the fundamental underlying  method  that can be found wherever spirituality is practiced.





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