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Questions tagged [meditation]

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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Where does a Soul attach to the Body?

A human is identified in terms of 3 bodies, 3 States and 5 Koshas or Sheaths. The Atman or soul is covered by three bodies, which are: Karana sharira (Causal body), Sukshma sarira (Subtle body) ...
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What are the meditation techniques found in the scriptures?

There is so much emphasis on Meditation in Hinduism. Can common meditation techniques of today be traced to scriptural sources? I have heard through word of mouth that Transcendental Meditation ...
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How did Rishis perform Tapasya (transcendental meditation) so that they heard Shruti/Veda?

The oldest and primary scripture we do have is Veda and we know that ancient Rishis heard Veda in the state of Tapasya directly from Ishwara and that is called Shruti. But one question often comes in ...
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What is a mantra? Do mantras really have any power?

How does one define a mantra? Does it have any specific attributes? Some mantras are purported to have some effect on the invoker. For example, the Mahamrityunjaya mantra is supposed to bring good ...
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What are the beeja mantras and what is their significance in meditation?

What are the beeja mantras and what are petal mantras, and what is their relationship with Om/Aum? In what ways are they helpful in meditation. If anyone is going to start on meditation, from ...
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Universal mantra of all mantras for attaining the highest level of God realization?

There are a lot of mantras in our scriptures. Some of these mantras are used to invoke a particular deity, activity or a life-event. Some are mantras for longevity, some for knowledge, immortality, ...
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What liberation technique taught by Shree Ramana Maharshi?

Ramana Maharshi was an enlightened master from the last century, what technique did he prescribe to know the self or become self realized?
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Power of Gayatri Mantra

Can anybody please tell me about the power of Gayatri Mantra? I often listen to this and feel something.
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Whether Rama or Krishna ever practised meditation?

As per the belief in Hinduism both Rama and Krishna are incarnations of God and they really are beyond these material world things, and they probably had no reason for meditation(since they are ...
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What are some early exemplars of thought experiments in Hindu scriptures?

A category of experiments called Thought Experiments are considered doyens among the pillars that support and exemplify process of Enquiry. Some of the examples include Schrodinger's Cat in a box, ...
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Auditory sense detachment

"The turtle can draw in its legs. The seer can draw in his senses." (Bhagavad Gita) When meditating, most people find it difficult to withdraw from noises around us. Noises prevent us from ...
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How do I do meditation? [duplicate]

Can anybody help me with meditation? I tried the sitting posture and concentrating on my breath. But in my mind I get lot of inner chatting. Please suggest me some way to do it correctly.
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What is the difference between Meditation and Penance?

People doing Penance are in meditation posture. Meditating people are also in same posture. Penance have goals to achieve and Meditators have goals like controlling mind and thoughts,etc,... Both of ...
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Concentration meditation vs awareness meditation

Which meditation is better to do: Awareness meditation(such as:Vipasana) or concentration meditation (such as: Tratak)?