Everyone is looking for happiness and joy. But where do we find it? Happiness experienced through worldly materials and people are all temporary, because things and people are all temporary. Permanent happiness can only be sought from our own Soul, because only the Soul is eternal. Pujya Niruma discusses how other types of joy are temporary and will have to be repaid through sorrow. Only when you experience the Soul, will you have peace of mind, even if you face tough situations. And now, to know the Soul, the easy way out, is to take help of a Gnani (the Enlightened One, who is aware of His Soul). Watch this video and visit the link to discover more about happiness and the Soul.
In this video, Pujya Deepakbhai explains that the ultimate goal of human life is to achieve moksha (liberation). There are two stages of moksha. The first stage is freedom from all problems / sorrow in our life, be it in relationships or business or in any other aspect. It is the right understanding of who am I / Self awareness that will help us solve our problems. The second stage is the ultimate and last stage of liberation. More than sacrificing clothes / food etc, it is important to tackle our own mind-body-speech complex. Watch this video to find out more.
What is the chit?
Pujya Deepakbhai explains the existence of 'Antahskaran,' which comprises of the 'Mun-Chit-Buddhi-Ahamkar' (mind-chitta-intellect-ego). It is the antahskaran which works between the body not the Soul.
Mun produces thoughts and the chit helps with the visualisation / imagination. It is with the chit that you can visualise your home while sitting in the office. Apart from mun and chit, there is intellect which analyses situations based on profit / loss and makes a decision. The ego finally supports the intellect's analysis. Then the body begins to implement the decision taken by antahskaran.
What are the best mudras for meditation and why are mudras helpful?
Mudras are hand, eye and body postures and gestures which create certain energy flows in the body and induce certain states of consciousness.
Using the mudras that help one go inwards and help the emergence of a meditative mind can help you go deeper in meditation and initiate the flow of insight.
In this video you will learn the 3 best mudras to use for taking your won meditation practice to a higher level.
Mark Stephens worked with a former World Number One tennis player, an NRL final winning team and a host of celebrities. In 2014, Mark helped one of Australia’s heaviest men shed 207 kg using the power of his mind. This is an Australian record for any method of weight loss, and was described by a Current Affair as “Australia’s greatest weight loss story ever”.
What causes karma?
Pujya Deepakbhai explains that the underlying wrong belief of who am I, is the cause of all karmas. All the activities-behaviour-speech of the body and ego are considered as your own - which leads to the binding of karma. The real Self-realization is to know and be aware that you are a pure Soul. Karta-bhaav is the root cause of all karmas. If one does anything wrong, then one should do bhav pratikraman (repentance) - seeking for forgiveness (in your mind) from the Soul of the person you hurt.
Are you having trouble concentrating? How can you concentrate the mind? Watch this video to get the tips to increase your concentration.
Do you become angry? Do you want to know how to deal with anger? To overcome any anger issues, you need to learn about anger management. The first step is figuring out the root causes of anger so that you can tackle your hyper mind. To find out the root causes, watch the video.
Whilst you enter the relationship world, there are some appropriate vital elements that you want to take into account and keep in mind. The most fundamental factor is a person’s mindset. An attitude can affect all the dynamics of a relationship and courting experience. Way of thinking entails how a person looks at the relationship and what dating utterly means to them.
People in our today's society does not realize in which they ought to meet someone. They sit down in their lonely comfort wishing that they might meet the right man or woman and discover someone to spend their existence with. But, they do no longer do something to attempt to meet someone. They just keep back in their household. This decreases their probabilities of finding anybody that they could spend time with and experience having in their life.
Understand why you need to move on at this point. For the majority, it is a preference to not be alone. That is the motive that propels them to go into the relationship world once more. As they may be draw closer into the courting scene, they seem determined, but needy. That is a very unappealing image and could result in a pattern of attracting all the wrong types of people.
So that you can prevent this, you need to change your cross-examination and figure having a person that could share your lifestyle as opposed to someone with the intention to simply fill the vacancy that you are feeling. It's far lovelier to have someone on your life that you may spend time with and do things with. However, you've got together with the intention to experience your personal lifestyles and be capable of surviving in your personal too, not earlier than when you are certain you may possibly enjoy life with someone else or you are deceiving everyone.
Shiva is the epitome of faith for all Hindus. Being the principal deity of Hinduism, the benevolence and faith in him is tremendous. He is believed to be the destroyer of the evil and the transformer as well. However, to please him is very easy and that is why He is also called ‘Bholenath.’ Here is a list of things which Shiva likes the most and which should be offered on Maha Shivratri to appease the Lord.
1. Bael- The bel leaves or the trifoliate is offered to Lord Shiva as it signifies the three eyes and the three spokes of the Lord’s Trishul. It even denotes the three gunas and is believed to be a coolant which is why Shiva loves it the most.
2. Datura- Datura is said to have appeared from the cheat of Lord Shiva when he consumed the poison which had been churned out of the cosmic ocean by the demons and devas in order to spread welfare and peace in the world. Hence, the lord loves this as an offering to himwhich enables one to get rid of his ego, envy, foul language and wicked nature. It makes the offerer fully cleansed of all his sins and enables him to emerge as a pure soul.
3. Bhang- Bhang or the Akhanda flowers in blue, as they generally are known as, intoxicates the mind and is offered to lord Shiva primarily during his puja as it signifies the throat of the Lord which turned blue when he consumed the poison to save the world. Therefore, it is one of the main components of worship for lord Shiva.
4. Banana- The yellow banana fruit is considered extremely auspicious and hence is one of the favourites to Lord Shiva. It is mandatory to have a banana in your list of offerings to Bholenath.
5. Curd- White in colour and a by product of milk, curd is very commonly used in Shiva’s puja as it is very pure in form and even removes avidya.
6. Ghee- Again a pure and holy item, Ghee or clarified butter is obtained from the holy cow which itself is sacred to the Hindus and hence Ghee is offered in Shiva’s puja on Shivratri, and even otherwise, so as to get besto
In our everyday life, we come across so many people each day and often knowingly or unknowingly we tend to hurt them. There are relationships which tend to take away our internal peace because of daily fights, contempt or conflicts. In such situations, how can we restore our peace of mind and happiness?
It is said that the body doesn't bind karmas. Then, doesn’t a question arise in our minds, that, if it is not the body, then who binds karmas in reality? Get answer to this question from this video wherein Pujya Niruma cites an interesting example to help solve this query.