One can improve Ojas Shakti by transforming Veerya (semen) to Ojas by Spiritual Sadhana. Sri Swami Sivanda wrote many articles and books on this topic.
Swami Sivananda says the following in his article on Practice of Brahmacharya.
According to Yogic science, semen (Suklam or Sukram) exists in a
subtle form throughout the whole body. It is withdrawn ...
Yogatattva Upanishad (3rd paragraph ) gives a small glimpse of it with generally healthy vegetarian food is enough for a Yogi
The proficient in Yoga should abandon the food detrimental to the practice of Yoga.
He should give up salt, mustard; things sour, hot, pungent, or bitter vegetables; asafoetida,
etc., worship of fire, women, walking, bathing at ...
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (1.61 to 1.70) gives the list of foods that are fit for the Yogi as well as those foods which a Yogi must avoid.
Recommended foods are rice, wheat, milk etc.
Varjayeddurjanaprāntam vahnistrīpathisevanam Prātahsnānopavāsādi
kāyakleśavidhim tathā ||
Wheat, rice, barley, shâstik (a kind of rice), good corns, milk, ghee,
The body has three subtle important elements viz ojas, tejas, and prana. Ojas is believed to be the last essence of semen. It is related to vigor and vitality. Ayurveda gives special importance to these three factors.
Ojas is the super-fine essence of kapha dosha associated with lunar cycles; it is therefore connected to regeneration. The qualities of ojas ...
Adhyatma means relating to Atman or belonging to self. In other words, transcendental.
The Sanskrit word अध्यात्म is combination of two words : अधि + आत्म = अध्यात्म.
Adhi(अधि) means over/upon/concerning and Aatm(आत्म) means the self/soul;Adhyatma can be defined as : आत्मनि अधि इति अध्यात्म ।
....the Sanskrit scriptures have a very ...
The answer is provided in Shreemad Bhagvat purana by Lord Shree Krishna.
He explains about "Vanaprastha" (वानप्रस्थ) and "Sanyasi Dharma."
In these shlokas Lord Shree Krishna explains How a spiritual oriented person and Sadhus and Sanyasi's should behave who are his pure devotee's.
प्रसंग्ड:मजरं पाशमात्मणन: कवयो विदु:| स एव साधुषु कृतो
Very simple - just think about material things.
Krishna says in Gita (2.62-63):
dhyayato visayan pumsah
sangat sanjayate kamah
kamat krodho 'bhijayate
While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises.
krodhad bhavati ...
NO. Not in the strict scriptural sense of the word Guru.
In both Vedic and Agamic Dharmas, a Guru has to be someone who is alive. I too have one friend who considers Adi Shankara as his Guru.
But unless he takes DikshA from a living Guru he will be considered technically as an non initiate (Adikshita) only. Such mentally accepting someone as one's Guru ...
DhyAna Lakshana (sign of meditation) is mentioned very briefly in the following verse by Lord Shiva:
yathA nimilane kAle prapancha naiva pasyati | Tathaiva
unmilanehapi syAdetad dhyAnasya lakshanam ||
Just like the person, who has his eyes closed, can not see the
outer world, in a similar manner, a person who is engrossed in meditation,
How does a person know that the constant buzzing sound in the ear is due to the meditation or if it is Tinnitus?
When disease or disorder is possible, is better to consult a doctor.
When you go with yoga techniques, in some point you will need a qualified guru (how to find a good guru is another question by itself).
Is it possible that one can start ...
There are different kinds of reasons for a individual to fall off or wander away from the spiritual path /life at the different stages.
The main reasons of falling are either internal (our mind) or External (materialistic world.)
The internal reasons are which are generated ...
Why do some spiritual people appear cynical? Why don't they meet people and socialize? Why don't they act "normal?"
One possible reason is, they are trying to curtail their senses by avoiding contact with other people. By trying to socialize and help others achieve their spiritual goals there is a chance they themselves are dragged back into the ...
Parashurama is considered an incarnation of Vishnu and so is Dattatreya. If you mean spiritual guidance or salvation then you might have heard from Tripura Rahasya.
The Tripura Rahasya (त्रिपुरा रहस्य) means The Mystery beyond the Trinity, is an ancient literary work in Sanskrit believed to have been narrated by Dattatreya to Parashurama. It is one of the ...
Jay Sriman-Narayan ! Dandvat Pranam ! Here I am going to tell you the importance of Guru in Spiritual life. Guru can't be described in short because his mercy is infinite.It's my request to you Please read once and Patiently, It will help you alot.
Guru (गुरु) Meaning from Here : If we Seperate the letter Gu(गु)= remove darkness and ru(रु)= Bring Brightness....
AdhyAtma is indwelling in the self or our own nature which is also called as svabhAv. From Bhagvat Geeta Chapter 8.3.
The Brahman is the highest indestructible, AdhyAtman is explained to be the continuous flow of consciousness (svabhAva). Action is the name given to the creative force (visarga) that brings the variety of beings into existence.
There is no spiritual principle that is behind the opposition to AMT by many Hindus. The reasons for the opposition is spelled out very lucidly in this site:
Sri Srikant Talageri is the principal Indian scholar behind the Out of India Theory (OIT).
The main point is that ...
The Upanishadic advice is to eat food that keeps your body healthy. Treat food as a type of medicine.
After saying thrice, ‘I have renounced, I have renounced, I have
renounced’, he shall take up the bamboo staff and don the loin-cloth,
uttering the mantra: ‘Let all beings be devoid of fear. Everything
originates from me. You are my friend and [you] ...
Eclipse is a special celestial event which takes place either on a full moon (lunar) or a new moon day (solar).
As per the traditional belief, good deeds done during this time would give manifold fruits. Hence it is considered as very potent time for the sadhana.
As per astronomy, Sun, Moon, and Earth are in a straight direction during the eclipse. ...
Kavachas are special kind of stotras or hymns in tantric tradition which have a specific purpose of protection.
It is for everyone not only for women or men. It is a great way to protect oneself from negative forces.
Devi kavacham of durga sapta shati is a very famous among the kavachas. Apart from this there are many other kavachas. Also there are ...
Arjuna raised this question to Krishna (English translation is of Swami Gambhirananda quoted from Gitasupersite):
अयतिः श्रद्धयोपेतो योगाच्चलितमानसः।
अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां गतिं कृष्ण गच्छति।।6.37।।
6.37 Arjuna said O krsna, failing to achieve perfection in Yoga, what goal does one attain who, though possessed of faith, is not ...
Just try to understand truth, it can be done anytime, and no matter what you are doing.
Whenever you notice something, dont ignore, try to question it. try to understand it with logic and senses.
By doing like this you will realise that reality is different than our mindset.
Best source is Shreemad Bhagwadgeeta, it answers everything.
You need not be a saint,...
What we offer to the deities is called UpachAra. When a particular UpachAra can not be arranged for, then a substitute (anukalpa) is always prescribed.
Quoting from Anhika Kritya (by ShyAmA Charan Kavi-Ratna VAridhi), first BhAga, 1st Khanda (p 30):
Substitute for honey (madhu) is jaggery; for ghee it is sesame oil;
for all things it is jaba (barley); ...
When a Guru is not in physical plane, how you will get your doubts cleared or get guidance?
Guru and disciple are like one soul living in two bodies. One is always aware of the other on the spiritual plane. External communication is no longer necessary here, because the disciple does not function on the level where he needs the guru's physical presence. He ...
I am not sure how to answer this without the Yoga-perspective.
Yoga can be of two kinds: Hatha and Raja, where Hatha Yoga mainly focuses on making the body strong and disease free, which provides the platform for further spiritual progress. And Raja Yoga is more of meditation & less of cumbersome physical activities that finally leads to spiritual ...
108 number has a very special significance in our religion. We have Ashtottara Sata Namavali, 108 pradakshinas etc.
In our religion we have 27 nakshatras and each nakshatram has 4
paadas. The veda states that there are 84 lakhs of types of jivas. Any
jiva among all these must be born among these 27 nakshatras only. 27
stars each containing 4 paadas=...
You don't need India only to unite individual consciousness to the universal consciousness. Spiritual process is not based on geography.
You had gotten such father owing to your past Karmas. Following your father's wish would be your Dharma because Dharma is nothing but any act which exhausts one's Karmas. Following your father's wish will exhaust your ...
Spirituality is ego-less condition of our being. In, non dual terms, indwelling is our real nature is spirituality.
After defining spirituality as above in non dual terms, I would like to attempt to answer how to become spiritual, not following which, one can be material. As darkness is nothing but absence of light.
So, To become material one has to ...