SERVE GOD OR THE SELF IN ALL

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THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA
There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be integrated if true wisdom is to be attained.

Swami Sivananda recognised that every Yogi, or human being for that matter, possesses and identifies with each of these elements: Intellect, heart, body and mind. He therefore advocated everyone to practice certain techniques from each path. This came to be known as the Yoga of Synthesis. He also taught that in accordance with individual temperament and taste one can emphasize the practice of certain Yogas over others.

KARMA YOGA – THE YOGA OF ACTION

Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. It is the path chosen primarily by those of an outgoing nature. It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward. By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God, you learn to sublimate the ego. To achieve this, it is helpful to keep your mind focused by repeating a mantra  engaged in any activity.
PRINCIPLES OF KARMA YOGA
Karma Yoga is one of the four paths of Yoga. In this page are the key components that determine that any action will qualify as being Karma Yoga
“Karma Yoga is the selfless devotion of all inner as well as the outer activities as a Sacrifice to the Lord of all works, offered to the eternal as Master of all the soul’s energies and austerities.”
Bhagavad Gita

RIGHT ATTITUDE

It’s not what you do that counts, it’s the attitude while doing it that determines if a job is a karma yoga job, i.e. a liberating job, or a binding job. Work is worship. Swami Sivananda advises us to “give your hands to work, and keep your mind fixed at the lotus feet of the Lord.”

RIGHT MOTIVE

Same as attitude. It is not what you do that counts but your real motive behind it. Your motive must be pure. Swami Sivananda says: “Man generally plans to get the fruits of his works before he starts any kind of work. The mind is so framed that it cannot think of any kind of work without remuneration or reward. A selfish man cannot do any service. He will weigh the work and the money in a balance. Selfless Service is unknown to him.”

DO YOUR DUTY

Often “duty” is referred to as “righteousness”. You will incur demerit if you shun your duty. Your duty is towards God, or Self, or the Inner Teacher who teaches you through all the specific circumstances of your life as they appear.

DO YOUR BEST

Whatever you have to do, do your best. If you know of a better way to serve, you must use it. Do not hold back because of fear of effort or because of fear of criticism. Do not work in a sloppy manner just because no one is watching or because you feel the work is not for you. Give your best. Try to do such actions that can bring maximum good and minimum evil. Do Karma Yoga increasingly.

GIVE UP RESULTS

God is the doer. You are not the doer. You are only the instrument. You do not know God’s intentions or God’s plans. God is the actor. The Self never acts, changes. It is only the 3 Gunas or qualities of nature which are playing. The way to realize this truth is to constantly work for work’s sake and let go of the results, good or bad. It is the desire for action that binds the individual. It is the detachment from action that will dissolve the karmic seeds. Detachment from results also means detachment from the type of job itself. There is no job that is inferior or superior to a different job. Don’t be attached to your job. Be ready to give up your job if necessary.

SERVE GOD OR THE SELF IN ALL

Do to others what you would like to be done to yourself. Love thy neighbor as thyself. Adapt, adjust, accommodate. Bear insult, bear injury. Unity in Diversity. We are parts of the same body. Practice humility in action.

Full spiritual enlightment

10553595_339599722861642_3618995892573186336_nThe Aghori are known to engage in post-mortem rituals. They often dwell in charnel grounds, have been witnessed smearing cremation ashes on their bodies, and have been known to use bones from human corpses for crafting skull bowls (which Shiva and other Hindu deities are often iconically depicted holding or using) and jewelry. Due to their practices that are contradictory to orthodox Hinduism, they are generally opposed.

Many Aghori gurus command great reverence from rural populations as they are supposed to possess healing powers gained through their intensely eremitic rites and practices of renunciation and tápasya. They are also known to meditate and perform worship in haunted houses. Aghoris are devotees of Shiva manifested as Bhairava,[5] are monists who seek moksha from the cycle of reincarnation or saṃsāra. This freedom is a realization of the self’s identity with the absolute. Because of this monistic doctrine, the Aghoris maintain that all opposites are ultimately illusory. The purpose of embracing pollution and degradation through various customs is the realization of non-duality (advaita) through transcending social taboos, attaining what is essentially an altered state of consciousness and perceiving the illusory nature of all conventional categories.

Aghoris are not to be confused with Shivnetras, who are also ardent devotees of Shiva but do not indulge in extreme, tamasic ritual practices. Although the Aghoris enjoy close ties with the Shivnetras, the two groups are quite distinct, Shivnetras engaging in sattvic worship.

Aghoris base their beliefs on two principles common to broader Shaiva beliefs: that Shiva is perfect (having omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence) and that Shiva is responsible for everything that occurs – all conditions, causes and effects. Consequently, everything that exists must be perfect and to deny the perfection of anything would be to deny the sacredness of all life in its full manifestation, as well as to deny the Supreme Being.

Aghoris believe that every person’s soul is Shiva but is covered by astamahapasha (“eight great nooses or bonds”) – sensual pleasure, anger, greed, obsession, fear and hatred. The practices of the Aghoris are centered around the removal of these bonds. Sadhana in cremation grounds destroys fear; sexual practices with certain riders and controls help release one from sexual desire; being naked destroys shame. On release from all the eight bonds the soul becomes sadashiva and obtains moksha.The Aghori ascetic is himself a symbol of the God Shiva in Shiva’s form as Bhairava. The main symbol which makes him distinct from other sadhus is the skull cup he uses as a begging bowl. He goes naked or wears the shroud of a corpse, covers himself in the ashes of the cremation ground and always has his hair disheveled or in matted dreadlocks. If an aghori uses a corpse as part of his ritual worship, the corpse upon which he meditates, it is a symbol of his own body, and the corpse-devouring ritual is a symbol of the transcendence of his lower self and a realization of the greater, all pervading Self that is universal consciousness. Another symbol of the aghori, which ties him to the affiliation of Bhairava and links aghoris together with other Saiva and Sakta traditions, is the trident.

The three pronged trident staff in Tantric Hinduism, which aghoris follow, is a symbol representing the three constituents of which Shiva and/or Shakti first creates the universe: iccha shakti (power of will/desire/intention), gyaan shakti (power of knowledge – the preconceived architectural design of the universe), and kriya shakti (the power of action). The staff part of a trident in Hinduism represents the human spinal cord, of which the sushumna nadi runs along. The sushumna nadi is the main nerve current, or meridian, in the human body which is the track that the kundalini energy rises up, bringing the aghori or yogi, or meditation practitioner, into full spiritual enlightenment

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The Power of Concentration

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Power of mind

“The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun. When they are concentrated, they illumine.” – Swami Vivekananda

When I was a child, I saw how a magnifying glass could burn a piece of paper, when the rays of the sun were focused through it on one point. The fire could only be ignited, when the sun’s rays were concentrated on a small point. When the magnifying glass was moved too far away, or too close to the paper, the rays were not focused enough, and nothing happened.

This experience, describes vividly, how the power of concentration works. It is a skill, which enables you to fix your attention on one single thought or subject, while at the same time excluding from your awareness everything else.

“The power of concentration manifests as focused attention and as a one pointed mind.”

When you focus your mind, you conserve your energies and do not dissipate them on irrelevant thoughts or activities. This is why, developing concentration is vital for anyone aspiring to be more efficient and take charge of his or her life. This skill is vital for every kind of success. Without it, your efforts get scattered, but with it, you can accomplish great things.

Concentration has many uses and benefits. It assists in studying, enables faster comprehension, improves the memory, helps in focusing on a task, job or goal, and therefore, achieving them more easily and efficiently. It is a powerful tool for the efficient use of creative visualization, and it also helps in developing psychic powers.

When this ability is strong, the mind obeys you more readily and does not engage in futile, negative thoughts or worries. This ability plays an important role in meditation, gaining mental mastery, and attaining peace of mind.

Without it, the mind just jumps restlessly from one thought to another, not allowing you to meditate properly.

Do you now realize, why it is very important and worthwhile to develop and improve the ability to concentrate?

To develop this power you need to train and exercise it. Forget all your excuses about not having the time or being too busy. Do not say that the circumstances are not appropriate, or that you cannot find a quiet place to exercise. With a little planning, desire and motivation, you can always find the time to exercise each day, no matter how busy you are.

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3 Exercises for Weight Loss in 20 day ( Burn 1000 Calories in Each session )

In todays era every one wants to look healthy and fit.but due to sedentary life ,busy schedule,lack of exercise , or lack of time ,makes men fatty and unhealthy ,today will tell you how to loss weight or burn 1000 calories in each session.we not suggest you hard exercises will tell you the best exercises which will easy for you.we have lots of methods for weight loos like ,Cardio kick boxing ,Power Yoga ,Running,Pilates.we are not going to tell all this methods one by one, we just  dissolve all this methods and give you the best of best exercises for your daily routine which will help you in weight loss or easy to perform.

1. JUMPING JACK : –For start any exercises we need to warm up first ,jumping jack is the best exercise for warm up because it increase heart rate , increase blood flow to muscles throughout the body and decrease the risk of muscle tear or body spasm,Jumping jack target different muscles of the body like Gluteus muscle ,calf muscles ,Achilles tendon all muscles together perform Jumping jack.By doing jumping jack you can burn 300 calories in 20 minute.

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Jumping jack

2. BURPEES :- This is an advance aerobic exercise it is used for muscle strength training or  also helps in fat burn.This exercise are mostly used in sports person or military persons,There is large number of muscles are used in burpees ,examples pectoralis major or chest muscle ,triceps muscle,abdominal muscles ,gluteus muscles, quadriceps or hamstring muscle.It will also increase blood pressure or heart rate when we performing this exercises .you can burn 500 calories in only 10 minute of burpees exercises.

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Burpees

3. JACKKNIFE CRUNCHES:- To target abdominal muscles jack knife crunches is best or advance way of exercise.This exercises help you to sharp your stomach muscle or build abs .Jack nife crunches mainly target the rectus abdominal muscles which found in middle of stomach.this muscles also known as abs muscles because rectus abdomines is bound for making six-packs abs.You can burn 200 calories in 20 minute by performing jacknife crunches.

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By 1 hours of this exercise schedule you can burn 1000 calories in each exercise session.Do this exercises daily and you can loss your weight up to 5 kg in 20 days.Before performing any exercises you should consult your doctor or physiotherapist .Do stretching exercises before and after the exercise . you can take 5-10 min break between each exercise.

Burn 1000 calories in each session

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10 Fat-Burning Yoga Poses

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That’s right, yoga isn’t just a bunch of stretching—it can torch major calories! It builds muscle, which causes fat to melt, and can also increase your heart rate, which aids in boosting your metabolism.

These poses are some of the best to burn calories. Do this entire sequence three to five days a week, and any extra padding on your body will turn into sleekly sculpted muscle in no time.

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Down Dog Split, Knee-to Nose-Repetitions: From down dog, inhale your right leg high, opening the hip if that feels nice. On an exhale, start to round your right knee to your nose, drawing your navel toward your spine. Inhale your leg back to down dog split. Do 10 reps, then repeat the sequence with your left leg.

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Plank with Arm-Leg Lift: From down dog, roll out into plank with your shoulders and wrists lined up, lengthening from the crown of your head through your heels. Reach your right arm forward and lift your left foot off the ground. Take three deep breaths here, then repeat with your left arm and right foot. Do 5 to 10 reps on each side.

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Dolphin Push-ups: From all fours, place your forearms on the ground shoulder-distance apart, then tuck your toes and lift your hips. From here, start to lower your chin toward your thumbs on an inhale, coming almost to a forearm plank but not quite since your feet are too close to your elbows for that. Use your exhale to lift back to dolphin, raising your hips back toward the ceiling. Do 20 reps.

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Forearm Stand: From dolphin, walk your feet toward your elbows and lift one leg toward the ceiling. Start to rock forward and lift both legs off the ground. (You can also do this against a wall.) Try to stay here for 5 deep breaths.

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Wheel: Lie on your back, knees bent and feet on the ground hip-distance apart. Bend your elbows and place your hands on either side of your head shoulder-distance part, fingers pointing toward your shoulders. Pressing into your feet and hands equally, lift your hips and lengthen your arms. Keep pressing into your feet (especially through the big toe mound) and reaching your chest away from your feet as you stay here for 5 deep breaths. Be sure to tuck your chin to your chest before you slowly come down.

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High Lunge Twist Repetitions: From high lunge with your right foot forward, inhale to straighten your legs and lift your arms high. On your exhale, come back down to high lunge, reaching your left arm forward and your right arm back. Inhale back to center. Do 10 to 20 reps, then repeat on the opposite side.

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Revolved Half Moon: From a supported warrior three with your right leg on the ground and your left fingertips on the ground or a block, lift your right arm toward the ceiling and look up at your fingertips. Stay here for 5 deep breaths, then repeat on the left side.

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Chair: From standing, sink your hips and reach your arms high. Look in front of your knees and make sure you can see your toes. If you can’t, sit back until you can. Take care to drop your shoulders away from your ears—maybe even try turning the corners of your mouth up—and breath for 5 long, deep breaths.

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Crow: From a forward fold, plant your palms shoulder-distance apart on the mat. Press into your fingertips, look slightly forward, and take your knees into the back of your upper arms, aiming for your armpits, though your knees will most likely slide down. Bend your elbows and, one at a time, lift your feet off the ground, reaching your heels toward your butt. Breathe here for 5 deep breaths.

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Tip Toe: With arms by your sides and keeping your toes and knees together, rise up on the balls of your feet and squat, lowering your butt to hover just about your heels. One at a time, try to take your hands together at the center of your chest and stay here for 5 deep breaths.
Photos: Vera Boykewich

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Energy spinning around the nucleus

The linga is elliptical and stands for the infinite like the energy spinning around the nucleus of an atom or the orbits of planets , the eternal energy which is responsible for life in us and all around us. Shiva and shakti are the same energies but of opposite polarities. Tantra is about energies and polarities ! At the moment ofbliss the two energies converge. you can feel it between your two eyes ! The ancients respected this great energy that created life and developeda whole science tying us

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humans intricately to mother nature , adi shakti. Discover this science of tantra. It is not philosophy but experience.

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Love is never a Relationship

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Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues. relationship has a certainty. Love is not a relationship. It is worship. You dont have to be in a relationship to worship ! love has no conditioning ! love is as pure as the new born baby feels for the mother without the knowledge of language ! Be it for a loved one, a family member, a friend , a god or goddess. Tantra is experience ! Discover the power of love devotion or bhakti , whatever you want to call it !! The power of god or goodness ! stay satvik ! Bom shankar !
“Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues. It is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun.“And why do we reduce the beauty of relating to relationship? Why are we in such a hurry? – because to relate is insecure, and relationship isa security, relationship has a certainty. Relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just anovernight stay and in the morning we say good-bye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don’t allow it freedom to have its own say. So we immediately reduce every verb to a noun.”

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Meditation slow downs time

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Meditation- the key to relaxation

time is an interesting dimension. when you close your eyes and meditate for long then time slows down. Have you experienced it ? They have experimentedwith cave dwellers living in darkness for long periods of time and they do not feel time passing by ! 3 hours seems like 30 mins. Can your experience slow or shift the time dimension ? intuition is the projection of your emotions into the timedimension. you are able to see time and life as a continuous sequence of events. Meditation is one of the keys to discover this force of divinity within you. Once you discover that divinity within you will discover the key to happiness. meditating and being detached during grihastashrama is not easy. all you can do is try. meditation can be as simple as looking intently at your spouse and being present when he / she is speaking to you. Tantra is experience. A man or woman never stops growing . discover pratyahara or the process of looking inward. discover hatha yoga ! Boom shankar !

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The truth can not be taught

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“truth cannot be taught but it can be learned.if you think it can be taught you will go on wandering and wandering. you may meet many teachers and masters,but you will never meet truth because from the very beginning you have taken a wrong step.the emphasis should be that truth can be learned. the emphasis is on the disciple, and if the disciple is ready,the master appears !” osho. There are many doors to open your mind. A guru may have a key to open one of them. Jai shiva ! our guru the god of tantra ! Boom shankara !

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Use and don’t abuse

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Chemotherapy

Some people claim chemo therapy drugs like cisplatin, methotraxate etc arethe best for cancer. To them I say pls read about the success in seattle washington state and the research on this going on in israel since the 70′s. About rick simpsons oil or people who eat high grade organic marijuana with high levels of thc to kill the cancer. After you read it you will not wish the side effects of chemo on your loved ones. has any one of your loved ones been through chemo ? thats modern science folks. nobody thinks about the whole body nobody cares about the side effects as long as the drug sells. talk from experience please. use and dont abuse. This is tantra ! boom shankar !