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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, sugar, ...


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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 ...


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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, can't ...


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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] ...


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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,...


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Arjuna raised this question to Krishna (English translation is of Swami Gambhirananda quoted from Gitasupersite): अर्जुन उवाच 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 ...


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The questions asked are: What scriptures to read that focuses on spirituality? What is the definition of spirituality in Hinduism? How to become spiritual according to Hinduism? As the questions are related to Hinduism, the order of the questions, in my opinion, are to be re-arranged as follows: What is the definition of spirituality in ...


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All religions are insisting of prayers to God at certain intervals, reading of respective Holy text, following respective customs. Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Saakteism, etc, are religions, being practiced by people under the name of Hinduism aka Sanaatana Dharma. Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity, Islam, etc, are Religions. Naturally, majority of the people ...


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Rightfully and technically, it is the rage property that comes out through the third eye on command from Paramatman. Ajna is also the seat of YOUR consciousness -Jivatma. It is where you realize Paramatma through Self-realization. Almost, all the realized saints experience bliss during self-realization not rage. At Ajna, your Guru is none other than ...


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Meditation is the very delicate art of doing nothing, it is the perfect relaxation. Any effort you put in will get you out of meditation. Its like sleeping, as long as you are asleep you do not know, but as soon as you get aware that you are sleeping, you are awake. It is best not to analyze the experience or share the experience with others, a good(deep) ...


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