Hindus can focus on anything that is considered as good. I have given below some examples.
विशोका वा ज्योतिष्मती ॥३६॥
Or (by the meditation on) the Effulgent Light, which is beyond all sorrow.
This is another sort of concentration. Think of the lotus of the
heart, with petals downwards, and running through it, the Sushumna;
take in the ...
The question is
How long to meditate for god to come and visit?
Rig Veda III.31.9 says, Angirasas sat for months to gain the WISDOM
They sate them down with spirit fain for booty, making with hymns a
way to life eternal. And this is still their place of frequent
session, whereby they sought to gain the months through Order.
Sri Vasistha ...
When exactly do we use different mudras?
In Hinduism, Mudras are extensively used during worship rituals. Mudra is an inseparable limb of the worship ritual.
The first step in a Shodashopachara Puja is Dhyanam, which itself is done using a Mudra called Kurmamudra.
The next step of the Puja is Avahana (invocation) which again is done with the help of 6 ...
This is how you can verify in which of both state you are going.
when you get into deep sleep you will feel less and less awareness than your daily day conscious state. While in as you get into dhyana you will feel more and increasing awareness with quality of calmness than your normal conscious state. In Patanjali yoga sutra , sage Patanjali says in sutra ...
One think to note on that, what my meditation teacher told me is that Om chants are really best suited for very deep meditation and for those who are living a fully yogic life. Om like chants can tend to pull you away from surface reality and therfore in some cases might make you relatively inert. Maybe this is what you're feeling.
Whatever knowledge I have regarding Kundalini awakening largely comes from the experiences and explanations of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhamsa and Swami Vivekananda.
According to Swami Vivekananda, the Kundalini awakening is the activation of different nerve plexuses we have along the spinal column and the brain. The activation of these previously inactive ...
Bliss, joy, anand, happiness are different grades of feeling satisfied and showing it.
A kindergarten child comes running to the parent and shouting that she got "good" in her page or slate from her teacher. This is happiness for that child.
The same grown up child is not happy with "Good" from the professor. The youngster wants "Excellent" to be happy.
The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
Mr. B. C. Das asked why the mind cannot be turned inward in spite of
M.: It is done by practice and dispassion and that succeeds only
gradually. The mind, having been so long a cow accustomed to graze
stealthily on others’ estates, is not easily confined to her stall.