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“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” ~Amit Ray, Meditation

“We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“Yoga is not a religion. It is a science, science of well-being, science of youthfulness, science of integrating body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ~ Amit Ray, OM Chanting and Meditation

“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” ~ Amit Ray, OM Chanting and Meditation

“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” – Amit Ray

“Every day, bring some flowers to your life. Every day bring some blessings in someone’s life.” – Amit Ray

“Looking beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“Be the radiator of peace. Go to the center of your inner being and radiate peace in every direction. Our wings are small but the ripples of the heart are infinite.” – Amit Ray, Compassion

“Vipassana meditation is an ongoing creative purification process. Observation of the moment-to-moment experience cleanses the mental layers, one after another.” ~ Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana

“Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth.” – Amit Ray

“Life is a collection of moments. Mindfulness is beautification of the moments.” – Amit Ray, Mindfulness

“Be true to your spiritual experiments. Don’t be carried away by false beliefs. Don’t be the victim of religious institutes.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“God is a living phenomenon. Respect the God that is flowing in your breath, in your heart and in the whole Universe.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” – Amit Ray, Nonviolence – The Transforming Power

“Your thoughts are your message to the world. Just as the rays are the messages of the Sun.” ~ Amit Ray, Meditation

“To realize truth, you must cross all boundaries of all religions and all prophets” – Amit Ray, Meditation

“Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life.” – Amit Ray, Yoga the Science of Well-being

“Yoga means addition – addition of energy, strength and beauty to body, mind and soul.” – Amit Ray, Meditation

“Yoga is the art work of awareness on the canvas of body, mind, and soul.” – Amit Ray, Yoga the Science of Well-being

“When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is so pure, so vast and so devastating that you have no option but to merge with it. You have no option but to feel the rhythm of the universe in the rhythm of your heart.” – Amit Ray, Meditation Insights

“When the petals of the heart unfold fragrance spreads across the valley.” ― Amit Ray

“Every moment is auspicious. There is always some magic in it.”  ― Amit Ray

“Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.” – Amit Ray, Meditation

“Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air,new lights and new truths to enter.” – Amit Ray

“Peace is the music of every soul. Our glory lies in understanding, listening and honoring that music.” – Amit Ray

“Compassion makes you strong, caring and creative. It creates a different attitude, a level of maturity and understanding, where you do something which makes you stand out of crowd.” – Amit Ray

“Divinity means radiating peace, bliss and beauty in the world. Divinity means overcoming the limitations of nature in new ways.” – Amit Ray

“May the Higher Self bring peace, bliss and happiness to your life.” – Amit Ray

Daily Teachings:

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation for Inner Peace

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation Technique

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation is a special meditation technique of Sri Amit Ray.  It is a guided meditation class on the eve of Mahashivratri. Shiva is the all-pervading cosmic consciousness. Shambhavi is the energy aspect of that consciousness. This meditation class is a life-changing experience, designed for those seeking a deep spirituality, inner awakening, positive transformation, deepest relaxation, self-inquiry, empowerment, mental clarity and peace.

Shiva Shambhavi Meditation by Sri Amit Ray

These special meditation techniques, revealed to Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray, are very simple, easy and effortless meditation and inner awakening technique which can be practiced almost any time during the day that will take you beyond meditative highs and lows to truly embody the spiritual light that you are.

Shambhavi Meditation Program:

Shiva means auspiciousness, peace, beauty and truth. On the eve of Mahashivratri you can feel the presence of the auspiciousness within you. Shambhavi is the creative energy of Shiva. This Shambhavi energy can guide you to achieve the ultimate objectives of life.

Program Structure:

You will know the followings:

  1. Concept of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  2. Purpose of the Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  3. Techniques of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  4. How to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  5. When to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  6. How long to do Shiva Shambhavi Meditation
  7. Shiva Shambhavi Guided Meditation
  8. Shambhavi Meditation and Krama Clearing
  9. How to overcome problems and obstacles of life with meditation

This meditation class consist of following two meditation sessions:

1. Shiva Shambhavi Meditation by Dr. Amit Ray 
2. Gangadhar Meditation by respected Banani Ray

This meditation program is an adventure into the deeper aspects of your consciousness. You will be initiated into the teachings and practices where you will learn how to awaken and uncover your self-effulgent inner guide and absorb its luminosity and Energy in your being. You will learn how to find your inner guide and become a beacon of light, energy, healing, creativity, and blessings in the world.

Benefits of Shiva Shambhavi Meditation

This Meditation is important for developing calmness, enhancing cognition and alertness, creating and maintaining positive emotion, relaxation, and reducing stress and anxiety. Here are Seven top  benefits of Shambhavi meditations:

  1. Increases connection with higher-self
  2. Improves concentration and focus
  3. Increases self-awareness
  4. Improves social intelligence
  5. Reduces activity in brain regions involved in stress, strain and anxiety. This Shambhavi meditation techniques are designed in such a way that different regions of the brain communicate with each other. Researchers observed reductions in activity in brain regions involved in stress, strain and anxiety. The brain's“fight or flight” center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. Amygdala region of the brain is associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body's response to stress. 
  6. Increases the activity in brain regions involved in planing, emotion control, and leadership. This is associated with the dorsal (upper) medial prefrontal cortex (dmPFC), a brain region above the vmPFC.
  7. Improves emotional intelligence

Meditation on the Eve of Mahashivratri

Mahashivratri is a day when the planetary positions are aligned such that there is a natural upwards pull in the energy of human being. Shivaratri means the night of auspiciousness. Nights are always associated with darkness, but mahashivratri night is not associated with darkness but inner awakening. It is the night of sacred auspiciousness. According to a legend, Maha Shivaratri was the day when Shiva drank poisonous negativity to protect the world.

This is the period for deep meditation and inner awakening and inner peace. These techniques will help you focus, get still, let go and allow a quiet sacred Presence to enter your awareness. Shambhavi meditation allows you to heal on many levels, opens you to divine inspiration and impacts how you live your life. 

Lord Shiva is the God of awareness. He removes all darkness. Lord Shiva keeps us awake in the waking state, dreaming state, deep sleep state, and the cycle of birth and death. Self-awareness also mean that you are aware of your personality, including your strengths and weaknesses, your thoughts and beliefs, your emotions, and your motivations. Among all the Gods and Goddess it is very easy to please Lord Shiva and get his blessings. 

 

 

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How Your Belief and Intelligence Can Bring You Success

How Your Belief and Intelligence Can Bring You Success

It is often said that belief is the death of intelligence. Sri Amit Ray explains how belief and intelligence can work together for success. He says why you need to transcend your limiting belief systems and develop strong self-belief by reprogramming your subconscious mind. He discussed how you can change your point of view in order to change your core negative beliefs.

Beliefs Intelligence and Success

Nature of Beliefs:

Generally, belief means an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.  For example, we never ponder whether or not the sun will rise. We simply assume the sun will rise.  Self-belief or self-confidence are thought to be the way that you feel about your skills, abilities, looks and behaviors.

Types of Beliefs:

There are two types of beliefs; positive beliefs and negative beliefs. Positive beliefs are the beliefs that gives you energy, motivation and happiness for short term as well as for long term. Self-belief is an example of positive belief. Negative beliefs are the beliefs that drags you down and makes you dependent on something other than your self. Blind faiths are the examples of negative belief. 

Beliefs are driven by very human hopes and dreams and fears. Your beliefs can be a prison system you’ve created for yourself. But the door is not locked. You can come out of that. It never was and you can get escape from your limiting ideas about reality any time you want to open that door. 

Power of Self-Beliefs and Self-Confidence:

What is important is developing belief in yourself.  Self-belief makes you confident, relax, creative and think clearly. Test and experience your own beliefs again and again.  If you believe in yourself, you’ll feel motivated to take positive action and you will remain motivated for longer periods of time. You won’t be upset by mistakes or setbacks. If you believe that you can or you can’t, you’re right. If you don’t think it’s possible forget about success, you can’t even get started.  The only thing standing between you and your success is your inner story - that continuously telling you as to why you can’t achieve it.  

Intelligence and Blind Beliefs:

Intelligence is necessary in life but intelligence alone is not enough to be a successful person.  Self belief and positive-mindset are essential elements of success.  Blind faith, while still practiced, is not a practical approach to resolving the problems of modern life.  In fact blind faith is detrimental to life. It gives a very narrow view of problems and issues. When your beliefs meet reality, reality wins every time if they’re not in sync. Researchers observed that there is a negative relationship between intelligence and religious belief.  Blind belief system often actively deny evidence to fit what they already believe. 

Belief and Intelligence and Success:

Success in life depends on how to meet the challenges in the world of emotions or how we become more creative, how we identify and solve real life problems or how we make better decisions.  The people who achieved great success in life mastered a few fundamental and universal truths better than anyone else. They can easily separate the signal from the noise. Truth must be earned by each individual. It can’t be bought or cheated or even learned without personal dedication and hard work. If you want to get good at anything you have to learn to see your strengths and  weaknesses accurately. If you don’t start with the truth you can’t possibly get anything else right. 

Humans are fear driven animals. We constantly imagine terrible tragedies in order to try to react ahead of them. But the problem is that you spend your whole life reacting to imaginary events instead of the one real one. That is the path to suffering and pain. Positive mindset is the path of success and happiness.

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Mindful Leadership and Emotional Stability

Mindful Leadership and Emotional Stability

The art of mindful leadership with emotional stability are discussed here. Leadership requires emotional stability - a clam, clear and decisive mind. All the time, you don’t have to have all the answers but your positive energy, confidence, responsibility, emotional stability and passion are very important for success. 

A mindful leader is someone who embodies leadership presence by cultivating insights, focus, clarity, creativity and compassion for the benefits of self and others.  Mindfulness is often defined as 'non-judgmental, moment to moment awareness'.

Emotional stability refers to a person's ability to remain stable and balanced during crisis. Emotions happen too quickly and outside the rational mind. But mindfulness gives you the total control of how you will react. All good leaders require a number of mindfulness skill to help them positively interact with employees or team members.

"In every bend of time there is some surprise, joy and beauty. Mindfulness is the light to discover it". — Amit Ray

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36 Tattva Meditations for Spiritual Awakening

36 Tattva Meditations for Spiritual Awakening

Sri Amit Ray tells us the importance of Tattva Meditation for Spiritual Awakening. 

Tattvas are the foundation of yoga philosophy.  Many of my students and spiritual seekers requested me to explain tattvas in a very simplistic term. The purpose of this article is to explain tattvas in a meaningful way so that anyone can understand and practice tattva meditation easily. 

Tattva Meditation for Spiritual Awakening

Why Tattvas are Important?

Understanding tattvas help us to evolve our consciousness to higher levels. It purifies the mind and removes the ignorance. Tattva deals with the pure consciousness, material world and the three forms of energies. These energies are energy of intentions, energy of wisdom and the energy of actions.  Realizing the ever blissful divine Self, which is unchanging, omnipresent and omniscient, is the hidden desire of every human being. Tattvas show the way for  realizing that objective. The practice of tattva yoga accelerates the evolution of human beings.  Tattvas are the key concepts of  yoga philosophy. Knowledge of the 36 tattvas allows you to understand the laws of nature in a deeper way. You can use this yoga to attain greater brain power, health, knowledge, wisdom and happiness.

What is Tattva?

The universe is made of energy and Consciousness. Tattvas  explain the underline connection between our inner world and the outer world.  Tattva is a Sanskrit word meaning  'reality' or 'truth'. Tattvas are the basic concepts to understand the nature of absolute, the souls and the universe.

Meditation on tattva is a journey to the ultimate reality.  Knowing the tattva is the way of understanding inner psychology, the world and the beyond. The journey of tattva is a journey from  unconsciousness to supreme consciousness.  It is a journey from darkness to light. 

In chemistry, all materials are classified into 118 basic elements.  They are classified according to the number of protons in their atom. Similarly, in spiritual science all matters and consciousness are classified into thirty six elements. These thirty six elements are called tattavs. Tattvas are used to explain inner psychology, the creation and the existence of the Universe. Tattvas are connected with chakras and the tanmatras.

Meditation on Tattva:

Tattva meditation is a journey from gross to subtle. Tattva meditation  gives us the bigger picture and connects us the higher potential of life.  Our special tattva meditation class is a seven step meditation process. The first step is developing the theoretical knowledge about the tattvas. The second step is developing experiential knowledge about the gross tattavs in individual levels. The third step is formalizing and assimilating the collection of valuable knowledge gained from experiences. The subsequent steps deals with much deeper and subtler aspects tattavas. Tattav meditation includes, concentration, awareness, visualization and deep compassion.

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Awakening the Divinity Within You

“Meditation is the artwork of awakening the divine within you.” – Amit Ray

What is divinity?

Divinity is the state of being connected with the source. It is the state when your heart is full with love, compassion, and caring. It is the state when your mind is full with joy, equanimity, peacefulness, and happiness. It is the state when you are relaxed, energetic, focused, joyful, creative, and compassionate.  

Om Meditation and Divinity

Om meditation is the best way to awaken the divinity within you. During Om meditation the brainwaves of the entire brain get synchronized. Om meditation has seven powerful steps. Each step is unique to connect with your divinity.

Meditation Awakening Divine Within You

Meditation and brain Synchronization

Meditation enhances mind-body integration. Scientific researchers have observed that advanced meditators develop the ability to use their whole brain and to live in a more balanced state characterized by brain synchronization and whole brain functioning.

Better Communication and Relationships:

Through awakened divinity you gain more clarity and insight. You will be able to make your decisions and understand what is good for you and what is not. Being able to communicate effectively you can stop wastage of energy by needless arguments.  Divinity helps us to develop respect for others and respect is the core to any good relationship. Respect translates to trust and trust is the key to good leadership

Self- Confidence and Divinity:

Divinity can help you to build healthy relationships, deliver greater energy in what you do, and do the work with others without weighing others down or just ego management. Every person is born with some gifts, and developing divinity with Om meditation helps you to find your source of life and expand your natural gifts and interest with time. It also creates valuable and positive change among the peoples who are around you.  

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