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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
1answer
112 views

Vision of one's own self or pratika darshan

In Swami Muktananda's autobiography, "Play of Consciousness" he refers to having visions of himself in one short chapter. I began to have a new experience. As the lights appeared in meditation, ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

Power of mental thought?

It is mentioned in yoga vashisht's books which is translated by Rishi Singh Gherwal that he performed mental Raj-suya Vajna in paragraph 54-56 : *Saint Vashisht answered: "King Lavana was not bound ...
3
votes
0answers
39 views

How do I meditate using Hindu scriptures? [duplicate]

How do I meditate using Hindu scriptures? Do I need anything? Where do I start? What do I learn? I already read Shani mahatmya daily, and I have found it very beneficial. Hence now I'm looking ...
2
votes
2answers
158 views

Impurities that were part of our body

I was reading some where that before meditation we should make sure that the place is clean of impurities like hair, dust and all unwanted things so my question is why do entities like hair, saliva, ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

What does “vinyasa” mean?

Since my childhood my grandmother taught me that the meaning of Vinyasa means to see everything less complicated. My grandma pass away 6 months ago, and i want to make a tattoo that reminds me how she ...
2
votes
1answer
384 views

How to focus on third eye while meditating?

My question is simple. others find it duplicate but still it's unique in terms of meditations next level. I read that, for meditation, there are many different ways to stay focused. e.g. focusing on ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Difference between meditating in padmasana Vs shavasana?

I understand after going through few posts here that even though shavasana is not a preferred posture for meditation as the person may fall off to sleep, hence padmasana/siddhasana is the best asana. ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

What is the reason of reverberations in the mind?

One usually finds it sometimes some song is constantly being played in the mind even against one's wish. My question set is as follows - Without the engagements of ears, how can one listen/hear ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

What does Lord Shiva think of during meditation? Also, did He ever fall prey to pride?

As we hear in Hindu mythology, most of the lords have fallen prey to pride and at last regretted heavily. Did Lord Shiva ever fall prey to pride? And what does Lord Shiva think about during ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
41 views

Ancient hindu Meditation books

Ancient books list? Thank you in advance. I am in search of meditation books. A list of them please help
2
votes
0answers
53 views

When doing Ajna meditation, what should I visualize?

I am currently trying to do meditation, focusing on opening (awakening) my Ajna (third eye) chakra. I already imagine a candle flame slightly moving when I breath in and when I breath out, it moves ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

What does Shiva's third eye signify? [duplicate]

I am not a scholar of Hinduism but I think Shiva's third eye is not a physical eye but it represents the deepest knowledge of nature and its actions. Shiva reached the deepest state of meditation ...
2
votes
0answers
107 views

What is tapasya? How it is done? Are Samadhi ,Sadhana and Tapasya the same thing? [duplicate]

Many asuras , rishis and devtas is said to have performed tapasyas for several hundred years to please and get boons from other gods .Parvati also did tapasya as brahmacharini for several hundred ...
2
votes
0answers
74 views

How to do the Hindu meditation for enlightenment and samadhi?

I was reading Raja Yoga from swami Vivekananda , does it have the correct process for meditation. I have heard that Hindu meditation for third eye and stuff.
2
votes
0answers
268 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
228 views

Why Vigyan Bhairav Tantra have a different story of enlightenment? [closed]

Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is know for its 108 methods of meditation which I think are not in vedas or not given by patanjali rishi. So what is the essence of this book, Do we know when it was written (...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

How our great Maharishis did a concentration lots of time?

I have doubt on mind-concentration which is done by our great Rishi-munis in ancient time. I have tried to concentrate but I was disturbed in little time. What technique or method was he used to doing ...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Concentration meditation vs awareness meditation

Which meditation is better to do: Awareness meditation(such as:Vipasana) or concentration meditation (such as: Tratak)?
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Being in the peace state of mind is a kind of meditation?

I haven't learned meditation from guru. But I know I have to be thoughtless to gain peace state of mind. Before doing meditation, I do pranayams like kapalbhati and anulom bilom. When I sit on ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How should I do Tratak meditation myself safely at home? Does it have any side effects?

How should I practice Tratak meditation safely at home without a guru? What are its side effects if not done properly?
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Prana in hands while meditating?

While trying a certain breathing technique while meditating a few weeks ago, I began feeling a peculiar sensation in my hands. It felt like an internal buzzing or as if my hands were filled with light....
1
vote
0answers
80 views

What is the effect of emission of of Gamma/Delta brain waves during meditation? [closed]

In his Forward to the book "Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi", by Sri David Frawley, Sri Mahamandaleshvara Dr. Swami Veda Bharati states as follows: In the lab of his Ashram's Meditation Research ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

Can one sit in a Yogic posture (Asana) when not performing spiritual activities like meditation?

Can one sit in an asana (e.g. half-lotus / full lotus) in a non-meditative context such as when using the computer / browsing the internet? Or is it an offense? I tried to search online but found ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Is meditation the only technique for self-realization?

Apart meditation is there other paths that one can take to understand oneself?
1
vote
0answers
81 views

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, ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Really Long Breath intake while meditation [closed]

Hi I am so called Brahman Hindu(although i am an atheist) but i have been meditating since the last 2 weeks and i want to say it is hands down one of the most beautiful experience ever.Although lately ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

How to pray to Brahman?

How do I pray to Bhraman to help me achieve unification with Him? I want to know how to meditate on Him. I want to achieve liberation. I want to end my desires.
0
votes
1answer
378 views

What are the different methods of Aura cleaning?

As far as I know few methods to clean our Aura are : Keep the body clean(Abhyanga snana). Wind bath. Mud bath. Fire bath. Eat Veggies. Thought , Word and Deed have to be in harmony channelised ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Is the Sri Yantra a cool geometric configuration or a configuration of keys that enables Tantric practicioners to yoke with Atman [duplicate]

Sri Yantra The Sri Yantra image is an iconic symbol that is believed to have the ability to transcend the veils of separation between the phenomenal world and the noumenal world. How is this yoke ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Is there a meditation on nimitta or animitta?

In hindu tradition, is there a meditation technique devoted to nimitta or animitta? Nimitta meaning indication. Animitta means no-indication.