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How to increase one's ojas capacity ?

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 ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

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. ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

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 ...
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How to increase one's ojas capacity ?

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 ...
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What is Adhyatma (spiritual)?

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/...
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Why some spiritual people become cynical?

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 ...
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Can a saint who is not in physical plane be called a Guru?

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 ...
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What exactly do we mean by the term 'deep meditation'?

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 ...
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What is the exact meaning of this quote by Neem Karoli Baba?

Have a look at the following verse: Dve pade vandhamokshAya mameti nirmameti cha | Mameti vAdyate janturna nirmameti vimuchyate || Mama (Mine) and Nir-Mama (Not Mine) - These two words are ...
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What are the signs of spiritual awakening?

The exact signs of Spiritual Awakening are precisely described in Svetasvatara Upanishad – Chapter two – Verse 13 - Page no 21 - लघुत्वमारोग्यमलोलुपत्वं वर्णप्रसादं स्वरसौष्ठवं च | गन्ध: ...
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Difference between meditation buzzing & Tinnitus?

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 ...
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What could be the reasons for someone falling down from spiritual life?

what-could-be-the-reasons-for-someone-falling-down-from-spiritual-life ? There are different kinds of reasons for a individual to fall off or wander away from the spiritual path /life at the ...
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Importance of Guru (गुरु) in our daily Life as well as in Spiritual Life?

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 ...
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Why some spiritual people become cynical?

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 ...
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Why should one practice spirituality?

Man always strives for happiness. The pursuit of happiness is fundamental to this the six darshanas. The whole point of learning about Dharma from the karma kanda is to achieve Aihikam and Amushmikam, ...
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Why do yogis prefer bathing with cold water?

Probably because hot (specially boiled) water isn't considered pure. So, bathing with/in that water will not be purifying. See for example Manu Smriti 2.61: अनुष्णाभिरफेनाभिरद्भिस्तीर्थेन धर्मवित् । ...
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Please Explain The Number 108

I have a completely different point of view. Since there is no direct text in any scripture or common consensus explaining why 108 is important, so instead of making speculations we will have to make ...
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What is Adhyatma (spiritual)?

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 ...
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What is esoteric meaning behind eclipse timing?

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 ...
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Is there any Hindu spiritual principle that causes many Hindus to oppose the Aryan Migration Theory?

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: http://talageri.blogspot.in/2018/04/what-...
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Vedanta and Kundalini

Well, the Upanishads do not have the fully-developed seven chakras and kundalini system that is found in later medieval texts. What they have is some hints and rudiments of it (however, this is not ...
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What food is suggested for Yogi?

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 ...
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What happens to the spiritual progress achieved in this life after death?

Arjuna raised this question to Krishna (English translation is of Swami Gambhirananda quoted from Gitasupersite): अर्जुन उवाच अयतिः श्रद्धयोपेतो योगाच्चलितमानसः। अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां ...
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If durva is not available then what can be offered to Ganesh ji as a substitute?

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 ...
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Is those who are practising spiritual they have to sleep after lunch or not?

Depends upon what kind of spiritual practice you are doing. Unless you are doing some high level yogic practices you can take a short nap after lunch, but no need to go into deep slumber. The reason ...
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Are there any specific Mantras mentioned in scriptures that reduce sexual lust?

Sexual Lust is one of the forms of Kāma (or desires). And Kāma is very difficult to control. However, as per an excerpt from the Devī Bhāgavatapurāṇa, we may deduce that recital of the monosyllabled ...
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How various 'Kavach Stotras' from Hindu Puranas can protect women from suffering molestation and other severe crimes?

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 ...
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What are the signs of spiritual awakening?

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 ...
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