Dr. Amit Ray is famous for his teachings on peace, compassion, meditation, non-
He has spent several years in high Himalaya in deep silent meditation. He is one of the rare meditation master, who has fully experienced the higher consciousness and fully conversant with the ancient meditation literature as well as modern high end researches. He often remains engrossed in deep meditation in the dense forests, caves, and snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas. At the same time he always keeps a watchful compassionate gaze for the well-being of the humanity. His compassion and meditation teachings transcends the limitations of worldly distinctions such as religion, country, culture, caste, class, color, history, and geography.
Here is some of his inspirational words:
“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” – Amit Ray
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” — Amit Ray
“Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Be grateful to the mud, water, air and the light.” — Amit Ray
“Meditation is a way for nourishing and blossoming the divinity within you.” ~Amit Ray
“Life is a collection of moments. Mindfulness is beautification of the moments.” – Amit Ray, Mindfulness
“Suddenly you realize that you are the mother of the Universe, eager to protect, transform and care every soul of the world.” — Amit Ray
“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.” — Amit Ray
“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.” — Amit Ray
“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” ~ Amit Ray
“Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel.” — Amit Ray
“Everyone has the fire, but champions know when to ignite the spark.” — Amit Ray
“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
“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
“Yoga is bringing suppleness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life.” – Amit Ray, Yoga the Science of Well-being
“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
“Every day, bring some flowers to your life. Every day bring some blessings in someone’s life.” – Amit Ray
“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
“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
“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
Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You
Sri Amit Ray talks about accessing the kingdom of God that is within you, in the light of Om chanting and Om meditation.
The kingdom of God is a metaphor - metaphor of transformation into more creative, more conscious, more caring, loving and fulfilling life with the fellow beings. It talks about the higher inner dimensions of human soul. It is about discovering the inner treasures like: inner strength, adaptability, acceptability, resilience, forgiveness, and caring power that is within us. Om chanting and Om meditation has tremendous power to activate these inner powers. Om chanting has several benefits and it is an art - a systematic step by step process.
True kingdom is the deep feelings of love with the wholeness or fullness of the world. This kingdom was meant not to be taught, but to be self-discovered. It is about realizing and unfolding our best inner qualities for the service of the humanity and the environment where we live. The essence of the kingdom is transformation that would happen inside us and within the world where we live. Rather than being imposed from the outside, it all about remaking ourselves for betterment from the inside. God will bring heaven to earth only when our love for all beings are complete and genuine.
Om meditations can make you more focused, caring, strong, and decisive. It can give you strong inner strength, which inspire people to follow you because you will become more courageous, confident, clear minded, big hearted, and big thinker. By practicing Om chanting, you will be able to face the tough questions and challenges of life more smoothly and efficiently. The seven dimensions of inner power through Om chanting are as follows:Read more ..
Shreya vs Preya: The Art of Happy Living
Here, Sri Amit Ray talks about the wisdom of "shreya vs preya" - the art of happy living in the path of long term fulfillment versus short term pleasure. He explains how skillful behavior patterns can directed us towards Shreya, which brings joy, happiness, love and trust in life.
Our true nature is divine and eternal. Our true purpose of life is to awaken and realize that permanent divinity that is within us. However, in human life there are positive emotions like: joy, trust, happiness and love. There are negative emotions like: anger, fear, anxiety, depression, worry, grief and mistrust. Life is a dynamics of these two types of emotions. How to find the higher purpose and true meanings of life in the midst of these negative turmoils of life is the eternal question.
The wisdom of "shreya over preya" is all about following the path of the highest. Here "shreay" means long term fulfillment and "preya" means short term pleasure. The knowledge of "shreya over preya" is mentioned in the ancient wisdom book Kath Upanishad. The story is written in the form of a dialogue between an accomplished teacher and a sincere student. It says:
"The permanent fulfillment (shreya) and the temporary pleasant (preya) are two different paths. They motivate a person to pursue two different goals. The one who embraces the path of permanent welfare meets with auspiciousness. But the one who chooses the temporary pleasant is lost.” —Katha Upanishad 1.2.1
Shreya means choosing the best and welfare for all. Initially, it may not feels good but it has long lasting benefit. Preya is what pleases us. Initially, it gives good feelings but may not have long lasting benefit.
Shreya is mostly driven by skillful thought patterns and skillful behavior pattern and Preya is often driven by unskillful thought patterns and unskillful behavior pattern. They can be classified as "state" and "trait" behavior pattern.
Mostly, unskillful behavior patterns are directed towards Preya and unskillful behavior patterns causes anxiety, fear, tensions and depressions. If you practice mindfulness, you will recognize your worries and understand when it emerges, and acknowledge it, and take action to resolve it. You can replace the negative thoughts by the practices of loving-kindness and compassion.
Skillful behavior patterns are directed towards Shreya and it causes joy, happiness, love and trust. Trust enables you to rely on instinct, and impart self-confidence. Related emotions include certainty, faith and a feeling of security.Read more ..
Seven Scientific Benefits of Om Chanting
Here, Sri Amit Ray explains the key scientific benefits of om chanting.
Om chanting is a disciplined and flexible process to remove tension, anxiety, fear, depressions, and negativity from life. It can bring positivity to your life like courage, focus, concentration, happiness, and joy, effortlessly. It can improve your state (short term) as well as trait (long term) health, happiness, joy and well-being.
Om chanting is a series of step-by-step process. It is a scientific art but it should be learnt properly to get its benefits. Systematic guided Om chanting can change your emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way. It can enhance your efficiency, calmness, tranquility, and mental clarity.
Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce our daily stress, strain, anxiety and tensions. Om chanting is effective for stress management. Under various pressure conditions such as before examination, before public speaking, before important sports events and during critical challenges of life Om chanting can enhance confidence and eliminate stress and anxiety. Om chanting improves the connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, which is the key component for relaxation, stress control and better decision making.
Low frequency seven step deep Om chanting increases gamma wave in the brain. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”. The seven step deep Om chanting and meditation is supposed to be practiced for 20 minutes, two times per day. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are the four key hormones generated in the body during low frequency Om meditation and these four hormones have huge impact on regulating both state anxiety as well as trait anxiety.
The seven main benefits of Om chanting are as follows:
1. Om Chanting and Parasympathetic Nervous system
The autonomic nervous system has two components, the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system that is affected the most by anxiety, tension, fatigue and depression. The sympathetic nervous system that drives a “fight or flight” response that helps us survive and perform. The parasympathetic wing of our nervous system is the antagonist to the sympathetic in that it helps our body to relax, digest food and heal. People with anxiety are in a state of sympathetic dominance where they are in a near constant state of fight or flight. With the low frequency seven step Om Chanting, parasympathetic nervous system takes over, allowing us to relax and recover from the stressful event.
2. Om Chanting and Nasal Nitric Oxide (NO)
Nitric oxide (NO), a free radical gaseous molecule has been shown to be involved in diverse healing functions in human body. NO plays vital role in many biological events including regulation of blood flow, platelet function, immunity, and neurotransmission. Within the HPA axis areas, NO is plays a key role in modulating and controlling the release of the stress neurotransmitters. Nitric oxide also plays a key role in DNA damage repair. NO is a highly reactive, short-lived, lipophilic molecule with a half-life of a few seconds, which makes it very difficult to measure it.
Our research group have studied the effect of low frequency seven step Om Chanting on nasal NO. Nasal NO activity has primarily been linked to immunity and anti-inflammatory effects. Bhramari Om Chanting is an effective tool to control nasal NO activities and immunity control.
3. Om Chanting and Vagus Nerve Activation
Vagus nerve is the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body. There are two vagus nerves. One vagus nerve on each side of your body, running from your brainstem through your neck to your chest and abdomen. The right and left vagus nerves exit from the brainstem, and they course through the neck, upper chest, lower chest and diaphragm, and into the abdominal cavity. During this course, branches enervate various structures such as the larynx, pharynx, heart, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. It transmits information to or from the surface of the brain to tissues and organs elsewhere in the body.
Vagus nerve is the information superhighway carrying information from the body to the brain. In the brain, the vagus helps control anxiety and depression. In the gut, it increases stomach acidity, digestive juice secretion, and gut flow. The vagus nerve is connected to your vocal cords and the muscles at the back of your throat. Om chanting, singing Om, humming Om, chanting Om can activate these muscles and stimulate your vagus nerve.
7 Steps to Build Inner Strength and Resilience
Sri Amit Ray explains the seven ways to build inner strength and resilience.
Inner strength and resilience are the two key components to face and transform every challenges of life. Good inner strength will give you self-confidence. It also gives you determination, tolerance, satisfaction and energy. Life throws challenges but with patience and resilience you can convert every challenge into new opportunity to grow. Having a resilient spirit becomes an asset.
1. Identify your True Purpose of Life
God has given you many gifts - but in some areas you are very very special. Identify those special areas where you can grow, contribute and get maximum satisfaction of life. If you can't find your purpose at some point of life, life will throw you challenges - and you need to convert those challenges into opportunities. When you set your purpose properly, you will activate more positive energies, gain better balance.
2. Focus and Hard work
With focus and hard work, anything is possible. Small things matter - your daily exercise, your values, your food habits and thinking patterns can make difference. Positive people are able to recognize that problems are not obstacles that get in the way but are new opportunities for creativity and problem solving. Every moment is a new moment to rise up and move forward into the victory.
Time management is vital for success. Make to do list and isolate top three items in the list and give them priority to complete. If you have too many people and too many friends, you will be obstructed in your focus. Focus and concentration are essential for inner strength. Don't allow life to overflow with unnecessary activities.Read more ..