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:
Someone asked me to address the differences, if any, between religion and spirituality. I answered him in this short podcast looking into points of convergence and divergence respectively.
Dada Vedaprajinananda continues with his explanation of the parts of Yama and Niyama, the ethical principles of yoga. In this episode Dada looks at Brahmacarya, the practice of remaining connected with the Supreme Consciousness during daily life.
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