Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray:
The Daily Teachings of Sri Amit Ray are a compilation of 365 days of inspiration and enlightenment. The teachings listed here highlight how meditation, yoga and compassion can bring greater joy, happiness and abundance into our lives. The teachings cover how to improve every interaction you have in the world. The teachings are mainly form his books on meditation, yoga, compassion, peace and enlightenment.
You need to experience life in order to learn the lessons. Here are twelve important life lessons that have stood the test of time. If you practice them regularly, you don't need to learn them in a hard way.
1. Help others and Bring more Meaning to Life
Try to help others that will bring more meanings to your life. If you think you are trapped in one negative situation of life, helping others will bring you out from the negative situations of life.
2. Life is to Radiate positive vibrations:
3. Rebuild Life from Inside:
You need to stand up and look for joy in everything. If you are broken from the inside, you need to repair it from the inside.
4. Build friendship with Others:
There is no perfect friendship. Friendships give a whole different new energy. Try to make connections with the heart. Trained yourself to love the world. Don’t be too serious. There is so much fun. Take the risk of possible rejection.
5. Gracefully Accept Change and Grow
You need the throw yourself out into the open field - let it grow. Life is too short to be unhappy. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but to be happy, you need to move towards the ocean.
6. Give Value to your Opinions:
The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. The only person who can pull you down is yourself. Every way try to pull you up. Don’t choose your choices in life based on the expectations set on you by others.
7. Fulfill Whatever Talents you are born with:
Identify your talents and cultivate those talents. You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself doubting your worth, life is wasted.
8. Live the life in Full - There is no Time Left to be Unhappy.
Appreciate life’s every second. They are valuable to you. Follow your hopes and not your fears. Never speak bad about yourself. Never give up on your dreams.
9. Add Value to the Society
Love the people you are serving and add value to your service.
10. Participate in Life Instead of Just Watching it
When you participate actively and with meaning, life will bring many gifts to you.
11. Don’t blame others for your own failure:
Don't always be too quick to blame others or yourself. To inspire yourself. and others, focus your attention on the solution not the blame.
12. Stay Healthy and Be Kind
Healthy people are more productive, creative and mentally sharp. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others.
Once you learn the lessons, you can apply them in your life at any age and see the benefits to your happiness and well-being.Read more ..
What is the procedure for accessing inner world without meditation? Normally inner world is accessed through Poetry, Narrative. Literature, Music, open-eye-meditation and Visual Art. Here, I am giving below the thirteen ways to access your Inner World without formal meditation. The 1st Step of accessing the inner world is to understand your nonconscious, subconscious and unconscious mind. Inner world is deeply related with who and what we are and what we think and believe and what we feel. Inner world is the world where all creation started. The thirteen ways for accessing your Inner World are:
1. Choose your path according to your nature; Choose your path, based on your nature; all path’s lead to divinity. All paths are divine because you are divine.
2. Help others and do service for the benefits of other: Try to help others that will bring more meanings to your life. If you think you are trapped in one negative situation of life, helping others will bring you out from the negative situations of life. It is working selflessly for the good of all without any expectation of reward, name, fame or even recognition.
3. Bring perfection on your action. If your focus is on right action, action for the greater good, offering this action without attachment, you will arrive in the light. You are light.
4. Understand Inter connectedness and oneness: To understand the inter connectedness you need to move to the deepest levels of your feelings beyond the physical senses andlearn to stand and act in our own truth.
6. Anger is delusional, and can cause trouble in mind. You should try and be as calm as possible to maintain a balance.
7. Remember the Divinity is within you: Always remember that the supreme being is watching you and resides inside your heart.
8. Generate positive vibrations in life. Death is inevitable. Whoever is born shall die one day. None is immortal. Radiate positive vibrations and remember all encompassing, all divine energy.
9. Cultivate equanimity: When one is established in the yoga of equanimity, she realizes her hidden Self and becomes satisfied with the Glory of the Self.
11. Maintain your Balance: Balance and moderation are important in the practice of the yoga. There is no place for extremities.
12 Know the Witnessing Power Within You. Self dwells within us. The body is an aspect of Nature and it is the city of nine gates. Self is the witnessing power, the Guide, and the Non-doer. Be the knower of the body and the Self. While standing, walking and sleeping witness all your actions, movements and modifications arise in the body and gradually you will be one with the Self.
13. Offer the fruits of your actions to God. Perform your actions without desire for their fruit and offer them to God, who is the source of all actions.
Know the true nature of self as all-pervading pure consciousness and you will have the full access to your inner world.Read more ..
Most of us really do end up with a safe and monotonous life. Our all thoughts revolve around the routine works. We want to follow the safest paths. We give very few chances to our desires, passions and ideals to fulfill. It is correct, many people wanted become Columbus but ended up with nothing. But that doesn't mean adventure and innovation has no value. Choice is yours. You can be most optimistic people who dare to take risk and fulfill the dreams. Otherwise, you can be one who just follows others. Who never give any chance the real you to come out.
Life is to achieve something higher – something positive. Being the most optimistic person you can transcend many limits of the nature. That will give a huge impact on your consciousness. That will give a huge upliftment in your evolution. In life, especially in adventurous life, discouragement may come. But if you are committed to your highest potential, existence will support you with new energies to overcome the limits and discouragements. Of course, you need to enjoy the journey. The moment you drop the established patterns, trends and routes, new opportunities will find ways to connect with you. Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges. Innovation and spirituality is like swimming upstream. Originality and innovations need immense focus. You need right approach. You need to dig deeper to find out your unique ways of understanding the truths. Always press forward in pursuit of your goals. Keep your mind clear and focused. If you are carried away by the downstream of traditions, there is no hope for spirituality or innovation. Innovation needs preparation, collaboration and the light of the soul. Every challenge provides the light - a greater depth of understanding about life and truth. There are limits in nature but the consciousness knows how to overcome those limits step by step. Therefore, the key point is to focus on the challenges of life with clarity and evenness of the mind and above all learn to walk in the light of your soul.
- Excerpt from the book “Enlightenment: Step by Step" Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers).
People suffer in many ways – mostly due to blind beliefs and unconscious following of others. Understanding human unconscious thinking processing is vital for growth and coming out of the cycles of sufferings. Unconscious mental processes are primal and basic, hard-wired in brain. Conscious processes represent higher order values such as intuition, inspirations, caring for others and finding meaning in life. Happiness is often linked to the unconscious mind. When you tune yourself with the cosmic whole, your life will resonate on a higher level of consciousness. Normally, the minds of the common people are clouded with words of prophets and religions. They lost the connection with the cosmic soul. Mostly, they are carried away by the unconscious thought patterns. They lost the light of their soul. Hence, there is so much narrowness and intolerance in the name of prophets and religions.
Unconscious thinking is the cognitive processes that we’re not aware but they modulate our emotions and behaviors.Read more ..
"Normally life runs in a semi-unconscious mode. Bhramari om chanting can change that into a conscious mode." - Amit Ray
Positive mind set, right attitude and good habits are the mark of conscious mind. When we act on "semi-unconscious" or “auto-pilot” mode our behavior tends to become repetitive. This is why we are generally unaware of our behavior, in fact most of the time we are not even aware that we are acting unconsciously. "Bhramari Om Chanting or Humming Om chanting sends positive messages to the brain and the cells in our body and can actually reprogram our health and behavior. Humming Om chanting is an effective method to increase the nitric-oxide in the nasal cavity. Nitric oxide has many health benefits. It increases immunity and fights against free radicals and chronic inflammatory diseases.Read more ..
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when and how to ignite the spark. - Amit Ray
In this competitive world gaining the winning edge is important. Gaining the winning edge is a habit and it can be cultivated gradually. Meditation brings out the best of you. It brings the concentration, confidence, control and commitment in life. Proper meditation removes the common distractions of anxiety, mistakes, fatigue, and negative thoughts. It gives the mental quality to focus on the task in hand. It gives the tough attitude to win - the ability to except situations and make them work in your favor. It does not allow people to get frustrated when pressure and mistakes happen. Meditation brings enthusiasm and persistency.Read more ..
"Meditation is a creative art. Meditation works in many layers and in many ways in our personality. Meditation works in our genes, in our DNA." - Amit Ray
"Meditation works in many layers and in many ways in our personality. Meditation works in our genes, in our DNA. Meditation releases blocked energy from the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Meditation is a creative art. Great paintings, great sculptures and great discoveries of science are the products of deep meditation.Read more ..
Everyone has the fire, but the champions know how and when to ignite the spark. – Amit Ray
In this competitive world gaining the winning edge is important. Gaining the winning edge is a habit and it can be cultivated gradually. Meditation brings out the best of you. It brings the concentration, confidence, control and commitment in life. Proper meditation removes the common distractions of anxiety, mistakes, fatigue, and negative thoughts. It gives the mental quality to focus on the task in hand. It gives the tough attitude to win – the ability to except situations and make them work in your favor. It does not allow people to get frustrated when pressure and mistakes happen. Meditation brings enthusiasm and persistency.
“Meditation works in many layers and in many ways in our personality. Meditation works in our genes, in our DNA. Meditation releases blocked energy from the physical, mental and emotional bodies. Meditation is a creative art. Great paintings, great sculptures and great discoveries of science are the products of deep meditation. Meditation has tremendous influence to develop creativity. Through meditation one can visualize, imagine and plan details of anything and can implement that in life. Scope of meditation is huge, starting from disease cure, business planning, creative arts to the ultimate enlightenment.” – Excerpt from the book “Meditation: Insights and Inspirations” Amit Ray (This material is copyrighted, and published by permission from Inner Light Publishers)