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YOGA: THE MASTE SCIENCE

YOGA: THE MASTE SCIENCE Yoga is the technology of consciousness transformation par excellence. It struggles to achieve a metamorphosis of the ordinary consciousness and attempts to achieve this by way of centralizing and unifying the consciousness process. This is more or less true of all forms and varieties of yoga. Each one of them aims to realize the core of all existence. The transcendent awareness of the self outside and beyond the transient world is the supreme felicity of yogic…

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THE GAYATRI MANTRA:THE MANTRA OF MANTRA

THE GAYATRI MANTRA:THE MANTRA OF MANTRA The gayatri mantra is the most popular Vedic hymn. It is tenth mantra in the 62nd sutra of the third mandal in Rig Veda. Gayatri Chhand is a poetic metre consisting of 24 syllables (letters), three lines of eight syllables each. Any hymn composed in this meter is called gayatri. The meter though originally contained in Rig-Veda is also found in other Vedas.(cf. Yajurveda-22/9, 30/2,36/3;Samveda 1462). The Gayatri Mantra has four feet: The first…

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THE SUFI MYSTICISM: THE PATH OF ILLUMINATION AND ECSTASY

THE SUFI MYSTICISM: THE PATH OF ILLUMINATION AND ECSTASY Sufism, the religious philosophy of Islam, is described in the oldest extant definition as ‘the apprehension of divine realities,’ and Mohammedan mystics are fond of calling themselves Ahl al-Haqq, ‘the followers of the Real.’ {Al-Haqq is the term generally used by Sufis when they refer to God.} It may be said, truly enough, that all mystical experiences ultimately meet in a single point; but that point assumes widely different aspects according…

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UNDERSTANDING ZEN

What is Zen? (the simple question) Zen is short for Zen Buddhism. It is sometimes called a religion and sometimes called a philosophy. Choose whichever term you prefer; it simply doesn’t matter.Historically, Zen Buddhism originates in the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. Around 500 B.C. he was a prince in what is now India. At the age of 29, deeply troubled by the suffering he saw around him, he renounced his privileged life to seek understanding. After 6 years of struggling…

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ZEN GITA–THE LIGHT OF ZEN

ZEN SUTRA Fleeting shadows,endless chase,nothing lost,nothing found. Only a plunge withincan let you drinkof the celestial fount. Enlightenment is but a stateof awekening to one’s own self,it simply happens. Wake up to full consciousnesslotussed in the centreof your existence. No ‘I’amness’no duality,a sovereign. A full-blown lotuslight all-pervadingin silence enveloped. Deeper into your beingyou behold:lotus turn into a lamp. No more seeking,no more craving,in bliss crowned. Only in no-mindcan spring blossom,all cravings fulfilled. On a full-moon nighta dreamless sleepunder the Bo-tree.…

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A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year to You all and may your days be filled with joy.

Life will be worth the livingour dreams be coming truewere the Christmas spirit guide usAll the year through ! May the dawning of this New Year 2009,fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year fragrant with new opportunities,bright be your days with new hopes and your heart be happy with love! Happy New Year!

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