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Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself.

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Alternative to Naam Japa

I used to do Naam Japa in the past but since I have come to know about Advaita this practice is unacceptable to my mind. I can't find it logical. Though I have experienced it's mind purifying benefits ...
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Meditation practice in the name of god

we must Always keep your mind on God and be meditating in the name of god, right. Can anyone please tell me what kind of practice is supposed to be incorporated here. should we be thinking about him, ...
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Inspiration from the Gods- any examples today?

By meditating deeply on God/ gods, can we become more effective in our work and professions. Are there any examples today? That is important because we have to finish our job in best way, before going ...
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What is Nilkanth Varni holding in his hand?

what is the U-shaped thing in Swaminarayan's lefthand in this image? What purpose does it serve?
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How and when Gayatri mantra became public chant?

When i had Brahmopadesham, it was taught to us secretly in ears ensuring others and especially women don't listen to it. Women those times were closing the ears if someone starts chanting. Its ...
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What is correct way to focus on Agya Chakra?

There are many forms of meditation technique out of which some techniques involves focus on Agya chakra. What is the correct way to focus on Agya chakra? Let's think about a few ways that may or may ...
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Is it safe to focus on Agya chakra casually?

To divert myself from daily thoughts I used to focus my mind on incoming and outgoing breath casually. Casually means whenever I am feeling like to focus like before going to sleep or whenever I am ...
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Can anyone share Dhyanmantra for Krishna?

Since we have not seen Krishna ,I want to know What image of Krishna should we mediate upon. So,I want to know Dhaynmantra/DhyanSholaka for Krishna.
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Getting pain while concentrating on Ajna Chakra

I've been trying to concentrate on my ajna chakra while meditating. I'm doing Sri Ram naama japa with one hand while holding chinmudra with the other. I had a sensation suddenly to concentrate on Ajna ...
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What should be the sequence of Morning Routine?

I am confused about morning routine. After waking up, In what order should one perform these actions: Brushing Teeth (Is usually the first thing) Bathing (15 mins) Meditation (takes 15-30 mins, ...
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What time to meditate with daylight saving time?

We know that the best time to meditate is at 4 AM in the morning, but it gets tricky with daylight savings time. Do we follow standard time zone or daylight savings time? Or do we need to meditate at ...
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What kind of meditation did Mahavira practice?

First of all I know that this is not community for jains and I am not a jain either. But since there is no Jain stack exchange, I thought of asking here. My question is regarding details of how ...
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Do Vishnu , Shiva and Brahma always keep meditating ? And What about Krishna?

Do Vishnu in Baikunth , Shiva in Kailash and Brahma in Brahmloka always keep meditating ? And What about Krishna. He lives in Go-Loka with Radha. What does he constantly keep doing in Go-Loka ?
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What does patanjali mean by performing samayama on friendship?

In patanjali yoga sutras patanjali told to concentrate on qualities of friendship, what exactly is quality of friendship, what exactly one have to focus on...
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Do we need guru for doing meditation which is mentioned in Bhagavad Geeta chapter 6?

There are so many forms and types of meditation techniques. I don't know if all those are the same or different.  So just to start something I want to try the meditation technique given in Bhagavad ...
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Is it safe to do Pranava Yog (Chanting Om) without guidance or Guru?

Is it safe to do Pranava Yog wich is Chanting Om without guidance or Guru? Is there any side effect of doing alone by just reading on internet and for random duration?
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What are the different type of meditation mentioned in scriptures?

What are the different type of meditation mentioned in scriptures? Like one is Pranava yoga which is chanting OM sound.
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Why it always happens with me?

After consulting you guys many time on how to start spiritual journey I decided to chant ashttotar satnamavali of my deity,I decided to chant one name every night before sleeping for 108 days I even ...
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How to receive guidance from your deity?

I want to know how you're supposed to receive any guidance from your deity when you don't know what to meditate on or chant any mantra/strota of that deity or something else ?
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Which is the fastest way to increase your intelligence as mentioned in scriptures?

I'd there any methods mentioned in scriptures to increase intelligence
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How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?

How to get body of vajra like Duryodhan?Is there a way, by tapas or yoga?I know yogis who can go on cold mountains without much clothing.
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How does one ask for a boon?

What mantra/strota should I chant to ask for a boon from God? Or, how do I do tapasya for a boon?
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Why do I feel internal tremors/shaking while meditation?

I'm new to this site. Apologies in advance if I made any mistake. Please read the details. I've recently started meditation. I do it every night before sleeping. But after a few minutes of starting ...
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What scriptures, other than the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita, mention Maitri, Karuna, Mudita and Upeksha?

I know that these are mentioned in Buddhist scriptures, but I'm specifically interested in their occurrence in Hindu scriptures.
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How are sages able to travel the multiverse?

From what I understand this can only be accomplished by the help of at least 1 deity?
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What is the Vaisheshika view on meditation?

What is the Vaisheshika view on meditation? Does it explicitly oppose it? Or does it recognize meditation as something that can be helpful? Or it did not bother to say anything about it. What exactly ...
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What is the difference between PRANAYAMA and vipassana meditation?

What is the difference between PRANAYAMA and vipassana Meditation ? I know that the founder of vipassana Meditation is S.N. Goenka and Pranayam by Baba Ramdev
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What exactly is Nada, Bindu and Kala?

I have come across the term Nada, Bindu and Kala etc many times and they seem to be talking about various different concepts sometimes personal and sometimes cosmic. In one explanation Bindu is ...
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How factually correct is the verse translation and order given in Osho's Book of secrets on Vijnana Bhairava Tantra to the original Sanskrit version?

For any slow people, reading this quesiton, first of all this is not an opinion based question, it is a factual, scriptural based question. It is asking whether the order of the methods are same and ...
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How authentic is Osho's Book of secrets on Vijnana Bhairava Tantra? [closed]

First of all this is not an opinion based question, it is a factual, scriptural based question. Osho has translated(?) and delivered a set of lengthy discourses on Vijnana Bhairava Tantra which is ...
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Who authored Vijnana Bhairav Tantra or what is it's Guru parampara?

Wikipedia says The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra (VBT, sometimes spelled in a Hindicised way as Vigyan Bhairav Tantra) is a Shaiva Tantra, of the Kaula Trika tradition of Kashmir Shaivism, dated to ca. the ...
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Is purpose of doing Yognidra and Meditation same?

Generally poeple relate meditation with Moksha as purpose. What should be purpose behind doing Yognidra? Is Yognidra just for relaxing body?
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Difference between Yognidra and Meditation

What are difference between Yognidra and Meditation? or Is Yognidra form of meditation?
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Sun and Moon meditation according to Swaminaraya Vachanamrut Ahmedabad 1

Vachnamrut link https://www.swaminarayangadi.com/publications/book.php?pid=143&sid=273&cid=4899 I have did my R&D online. And have not found anything useful. Can someone with good ...
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Any side effects of doing pranayam and meditation wrongly or without Guru mentioned in scriptures?

Are there any side effects mentioned on doing Pranayam and/or Meditation wrongly or/and without Guru in Hinduism scriptures?
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Which type of meditation one can do without Guru or any special guidance to advance spiritually?

There are so many spiritual organisations, so many Gurus and they each teach their own practice and philosophy. For example Art of living teach Sudarshan Kriya, Isha foundation tech Sambhavi mudra, ...
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Do full time or experienced and highly consistent yogis also fall ill?

We normal mundane people generally fall ill at least once in a year with fever, cough or other regular illness. Maybe such light illnesses used to be part of the body cycle to regain immunity that I ...
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Which spiritual organisation offers free meditation guidance in India?

In India there are many spiritual organisations which teach meditation while some charge and some do not charge money wise. For example: Art of living: charge money. Vipassana: Does not charge. Isha ...
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A black lizard or dragon in dream [closed]

So, I was doing meditation with Gayatri mantra and when I was about to reach 108 I saw a big black lizard or dragon I can't figure it out because it wasn't having a tail. It was slowly climbing a rock....
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What rules or guidelines should I follow before doing Udgeeth?

There used to be some recommended rules and guidelines to follow before doing any Pranayama and meditation. Udgeeth involves chanting of AUM (OM) with every exhalation. We do Udgeeth in a sequence of ...
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What would one realise if they meditated without knowledge of any Hindu metaphysics?

Are Vedanta and other systems derived purely through logic or do they have an experiential basis too?
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Shankaracharya on performing activities with meditation

I have read in multiple places that Shankaracharya champions the idea that whereas mere works (that is, those that are not accompanied with meditation) lead one only to the worlds of manes to the ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Moksha?

I've heard sannyasa, the 4th Vedic ashrama, is meant for the attainment of moksha. Thus, the sannyasin is expected to go to a solitary mountain cave or a dense-forest retreat where he must get lost in ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Sannyasa?

As I've heard,according to the Vedas, sannysa, the fourth Vedic ashrama, is to follow vanaprastha, the 3rd Vedic ashrama, and meant to attain moksha. Thus, the right definition of snnyasa seems to be ...
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How does meditation work on human personality?

I thought meditation does not only work on mind and soul, but it is more than that.
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Doubts while practicing gayatri mantra

I am facing the below questions in my mind while chanting Gayatri mantra. Can anyone please help me to unblock these doubts or questions? When we spell the Gayatri mantra with sound, it produces a ...
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Why it is forbidden to tell other about what one can see during meditation?

I came to know many times that it is not good to tell someone else about what one has seen in his/her meditation(or in a dream related to God). But, I am not aware why? (i) Can it be explained why it ...
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Meditation to music producing massive emotions and physical sensations? [closed]

Please forgive me if this may seem out of place. Recently I've started meditating using Headspace. After a session I felt good and listed to a few of my favorite songs while continuing to lie down ...
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Can a Beeja Mantra be pronounced in a slightly corrupted form? Will it count as an initiation? [closed]

The modern meditation discipline of Transcendental Meditation is taught by an official teacher over a course of four or five consecutive days at the beginning of which there is a Puja of the ...
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Can the existence of God be understood through yoga?

Are the metaphysical truths of Hinduism achievable through the different techniques of Yoga (like breath meditation) without any preconceived notions or are we to rationally believe in them first and ...
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