This episode is based on a discourse by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. We look at how a person can develop from trying to satisfy physical needs and psychic needs to the point of walking on the spiritual path.
Auto-suggestion (what we think and tell ourselves) and outer-suggestion (the messages that our surroundings give us) play a big role in shaping our destiny. With simple meditation techniques you can take control of this process. This podcast explains how it works and how you can do it. If you want to get personal instruction in meditation send an email to Dada info at dharmacast.com or visit the site https://www.anandamarga.org and inquire. The video version of this podcast is here:
We look at how surrendering everything to God can help us in spiritual meditation, and also look at some practical ways to accomplish this.
What does it take to reach self-realization? We look at the systematic effort that can help a person attain spiritual success.
There is no need to stay “down” if you remember your relationship to the Supreme Consciousness. This podcast looks to the means to overcome depression and dejection.
Dada Vedaprajinananda answers a question from a listener who doesn’t always have the desire to meditate. The key to staying inspired is keeping good company (satsang) either in person or electronically!
What are the characteristics of the words that are used in meditation? This short podcast explains why and how a particular combination of syllables can help someone move on the path of human perfection.
Dada Vedaprajinananda talks about the role of obstacles in spiritual and mundane life. Dada explains why obstacles should be seen as friends and not foes and as milestones on the path to excellence.
The full expansion of human beings leads to the Supreme Consciousness. This podcast is based on a discourse by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. Dada Vedaprajinananda expands on this and explains that expansion (vistara) is the first step in the process of reaching our true potential as human beings.
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