Towards the Goal Supreme – Paramartha Prasangha

This is from a book by Swami Virajananda of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Movement. The book's subtitle is PARAMARATHA PRASANGHA. The title explains it more eloquently: TOWARDS THE GOAL SUPREME.  This small book of 296 pages contains within it 353 short lessons on spirituality. Though the book is from a Hindu monk and contains some references that may be … Continue reading Towards the Goal Supreme – Paramartha Prasangha

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Lesson 5: Japa and Meditation (2)

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 5 – JAPA AND MEDITATION - 2 - December 07, 2017 Your Mind Will be Your Guru When by continued practice of Japa and meditation, the mind will become calm and purified, then mind itself will be your Guru, or guide, and you will have proper understanding of everything, and find … Continue reading Lesson 5: Japa and Meditation (2)

Lesson 3: Breath

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 3 -- BREATH - December 07, 2017 Ordinarily one breathes through the left nostril at the time of rest, through the right at the time of work, and through both at the time of meditation. The state most favourable for meditation is when the body and mind have become calm and there is even flow … Continue reading Lesson 3: Breath

Lesson 1: Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda – 1 -- Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant - December 07, 2017 To Realise God an aspirant must have: Patience, Perseverence, Purity of Body and mind, Intense desire or yearning, the aggregate of the Six Attributes, namely, Shama, Dama, Uparati, Titikshā, Shraddhā and Samādhāna. Shama: Tranquility of mind. Dama: Restraint of … Continue reading Lesson 1: Requirements for a Spiritual Aspirant

Lesson 6: Self-Confidence, Faith and Hope

SELF-CONFIDENCE, FAITH, HOPE : Instructions on Spirituality – Swami Virajananda  – 6 Self-Confidence Never think yourself to be weak. Have firm faith in yourself. Think, “There is nothing that I cannot do; I can do everything if I will.” Why should you acknowledge defeat to your mind? Know that if you can subdue it, the … Continue reading Lesson 6: Self-Confidence, Faith and Hope