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Friday, October 20, 2017

HATA YOGA MEDITATION – Nadopäsana

This technique is supposedly by Gorakshanath – a prominent Hatayoga Guru (believed to belong to sometime between 11th  to 14th century). Basically, it is back to Hata yoga’s usual concept of Kundalini and its awakening.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

HATA YOGA MEDITATION – Shämbhavi Mudra

Shämbhavi mudra or a name with some variation is the hot stuff propagated by some modern Gurus. I have read about some Gurus suing their ex-disciples just because these disciples dared to disclose this ‘technique’ to others without their consent.

Actually, it is a well known Hata Yoga technique, which I am going to explain.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BUDDHIST MEDITATION – How does it actually work?

It is very common that a young girl or a boy gets physically attracted to another person of the opposite sex. Most of this attraction could have been developed due to environmental factors – what they read, what they see, what they hear and so on. But surely there is something that is inherent in our brains that puts one in that state, no matter how much one may try to avoid.

Friday, October 6, 2017

BUDDHIST MEDITATION – The way to go about

All of us know how difficult it is to free ourselves from craving. But to attain the goal of Nirvana, Buddhists say that one has to put an end to all craving. How does one do that?

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BUDDHIST MEDITATION - Its goal

Meditation is the main tool of Buddhism. It is so elaborate a process, that it will not be possible for me to go into its details in short blog posts. I will defer it to my book to be published. Here, I will only touch upon some salient aspects.

Patanjali’s goal for meditation was ‘self’ realization. But the Buddhists reject the very idea of ‘self’ or soul. So, why do they meditate?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MEDITATION - Summary

In the previous posts we discussed several aspects of meditation. Let me summarize these discussions as below.