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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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 (...
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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 ...
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How do Hindu kids see with their eyes closed?

There are plenty of videos on the Internet which show such talents of Hindu children. Example: Samyak Jain Super Wonder Kid who can read with closed eyes Human X-Ray machine: Unbelievable Eye sight ...
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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?
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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)?
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Does Hindu scripture say anything about Third Eye visions?

Recently, while meditating, I had a vision of Lord Ganesha. The vision came to my 3rd Eye. The vision was of an Elephant, with its Trunk pointed down, but swaying back and forward, almost in a ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Did Rama or Krishna ever practise meditation?

As per 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 symbols ...
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Third Eye Activation

Third eye activation is just so hair-raising to me. How is it related to Hinduism? How long does it take for third eye activation and does it cause any harm in any case? Has anyone personally ...
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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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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 ...
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What is meditation?

What is considered as meditation? Is it only thinking of god in peaceful mind? Or is it staying of thinking nothing or empty minded (this is mostly difficult)? Because we even know that god Shiva ...
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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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How to differentiate between a spiritual experience and a mental disorder or delusion?

Many spiritual teachings ask the followers to develop detachment towards worldly objects and events. Certain meditation techniques ask the followers to be a mere spectator to one's thoughts and get ...
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Can we meditate on Lord Shiva during Sutak period?

Sutak is the period of abstention observed by the Hindus after birth or a death of a family member. Can we mediate on Lord Shiva with Panchakshari Mantra during Sutak period?
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Is Moksha (liberation) the highest attainable level for a jivā (soul)? Is there anything above Moksha?

Moksha (liberation) is the ultimate goal of a jivā (soul). So, If I've understood it correctly, when a jivā attains moksha, it is freed from the cycle of life and death, being absorbed into the '...
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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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Yogic techniques to meditate for an indefinite period of time without any needs?

Are there any references in Vedas or Yogic scriptures about techniques for meditation. We keep hearing how Siddha Yogis are able to meditate constantly without attending the needs of the physical body....
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Can a 24 year old renounce the material world and live a life solely dedicated to realization of God through meditation? [closed]

I'm going through a really dark phase in my life and I constantly think about killing myself. However, I don't want to repeat the cycle of life-death and so on. And I believe, suicide is an action ...
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Does Kundlini power chakra exist?

I have heard about Kundlini powers but nobody talks about these powers on a public platform nor have I ever heard about these powers by any religious guru or Yogi. I am curious to know if Kundlini ...
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How to master Sri Vidya Sadhana

What practices shall be followed to master Sri Vidya Sadhana? What does each mantra of Sri Vidya Sadhana mean? I've taken Sri Vidya Deeksha from a Guru, I want to understand the meaning of each mantra,...
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How to feel pain or happiness of other beings in true form?

I'm a truth seeker and because Hinduism has brought me closer to the truth I'd like to ask a question that is important to me. My being is calmer with yoga and meditation, but a question has popped ...
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Which is the best mudra for meditation (likely to help in concentration)?

I have seen many type of mudras as described here but I am unable to conclude which is best one, for developing concentration.Which in turn will give better results in meditation. Following are the ...
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How does a yogi creates a new physical body?

As I am going through Autobiography of a Yogi Chapter -3 The Saint With Two Bodies which is suggested by one of our SE fellow Bhrahmagnani in one of his comment to my question. Which tells about ...
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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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Is it possible to separate Soul from the body through Yoga

I have heard that through Yoga a person can achieve inner peace and happiness. I know that It requires lots of practice to take actual benefits from yoga. I have also heard from plenty of sources (...
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What is the difference between Tapas and Dhyana?

When it comes to meditation, Hinduism gets divided in many different concepts and practices. While there is a Patanjali's Yoga Aphorism of Yama, Niyama, Asana, etc. leading up to Dhyana and Samadhi, ...
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What exactly happens to Prarabhdha karma while performing “Yoganidra” in Meditation?

I came across a term "Yoganidra" in one of spiritual book. And I came to know that "Yoganidra" can experience during Meditation. My questions are: What is the meaning of "Yoganidra"? Are there any ...
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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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Can meditation be a substitute to sleeping?

I would like to know whether meditation can be a substitute to sleeping? I mean, can we meditate at night without sleeping? The Great Adi Sankaracharya said: The witness of the three states of ...
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Does leaving negative thoughts do any harm to us?

In meditation, we are said to leave the negative thoughts and not to react to them. When I do meditation, I keep getting some negative thoughts some of which I don't react to. But there are some ...
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Role of meditation and yoga in Hinduism & differences from Buddhist meditative practices

Could someone explain to me: What is the role of yoga & meditation in Hinduism - what is its purpose and relation to God? And how is Hinduism's yoga/meditation practice and purpose different ...
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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 ...