Bodhi means “awakening”, “enlightenment”, or a “deep compassionate heart”. Citta means “attitude”, or “mindset”. Hence, bodhicitta means the attitude of great compassion. Love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude are the four pillars of Bodhicitta mindset. Here, Sri Amit Ray discussed the five essential techniques of developing Bodhicitta mindset.
Gayatri Mantra Meaning and Meditation
Sri Amit Ray speaks about the meanings of the 24 syllables of the Gayatri Mantra and the art of Gayatri Mantra Meditation.
The Gayatri mantra is one of the most sacred and important meditation technique. There are 24 Syllables in this mantra and the meaning of the Gayatri mantra is hidden in these syllables. These 24 syllables are also associated with the 24 chakras. Here, we discussed the syllable by syllable meaning of the mantra and the art of meditating on those meanings.
Prayer to Connect with Higher Self
Prayer for higher self is different from traditional prayer. Higher self is limitless in divinity and power. Higher self is formless, nameless, all-pervading eternal divinity. It is not associated with narrow things. Prayer and meditation gives you the conscious connection with your higher self. The Divine Self, which is always trying to reach you and send you love, power, illumination, and wisdom. It is the central light of your the soul. It is ever aware and has been with you eternally. The Divine self is what re-vitalize you and makes you happy.
Meditations and prayers are the art of restoring yourself in the light, love, and power of this eternal Self. When you master the art of connection with the higher Self, you can transfer healing energy to your loved one. Connection with the Higher Self, promotes self-healing by relaxing the body, releasing tensions and strengthening the body’s own immune system.Read More »Prayer for Healing and Connecting with the Higher Self
This special Shiva Meditation class is a unique opportunity, designed for those seeking a deeply transformative path to deep spirituality, inner awakening, deep relaxation, empowerment, mental clarity and peace.
Lord Shiva is the primordial teacher of yoga and meditation. The whole of yogic science emerges only from Lord Shiva. Dakshinamurthy is the form of Shiva, who teaches meditation and wisdom of Self-realization to the humanity. Before the holy Shiva-ratri, we are happy to provide you this opportunity of learning Shiva meditation for pleasing Lord Shiva.
These special meditation techniques, revealed to Dr. Amit Ray and Banani Ray, are very simple, easy and effortless meditation and mind power technique which can take you beyond normal highs and lows to truly embody the spiritual light that you are.
When you active your third eye chakra you gain insight into the true nature of things, and you tap into your intuition and your psychic insight, which is the gateway to higher wisdom. If you want to be able to tap into the eternal source of joy peace, wellness, success, energy, healing and wellness within you by connecting with your inner guide, your very own consciousness, this event is an opportunity for you.
Just before the Maha-Shivaratri, you will get the opportunity to tune your mind and spirit to the Shiva Consciousness that pervades the entire Universe.… Read more..
Leadership from Inner Being: Overcoming the Blind Spots
Sri Amit Ray explains the concept of leadership from inner being. He also describes how to overcome the blind spots in leadership and decision making processes.
Leadership begins with a simple human gesture and that is to inspire others, and to inspire others you must feel integrated, harmonious and whole. When you are disconnected with your Inner Being, you don’t feel solid and whole in yourself. When you are connected with your Inner Being, you feel integrated, harmonious and whole.
Here, by inner dimensions I mean inner strength, inner vision – the expanded consciousness beyond the small ego which considers him or her self separate from the rest. On the Physical body level we have emotional blockages. When you are connected with your Inner Being, you feel integrated, harmonious and whole. When you operate from your Inner Being you can overcome the mundane emotional blockages that drags you down. Through meditation, mindfulness and positive mindset we can get connection with our Inner Being. Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King are the examples of leadership from Inner Being.
Authentic Leadership and Inner Dimensions:
We can consistently inspire others when we are authentic – authentic to ourselves and authentic to others. Authenticity is the single most important principle of leadership. Authenticity comes from our deeper inner dimensions. It comes from our core values, principles, and life experiences.
To be a good leader you must be authentic to your current state of development as well as to your potential state of development. In cryptography, authenticity means messages that received by A are actually sent by B – there is no noise, error or loss of information. In leadership, authenticity means what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony. There should not be any contradiction, confusion or doubt. Today’s best leaders are authentic leaders. They are connected with their inner being, which guides them in their daily actions and enables them to earn the trust of their subordinates, peers, and shareholders. Read More »Leadership from Inner Being: Overcoming the Blind Spots
Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation
Sri Amit Ray explains how Om meditation and Om chanting is related to heart rate variability and stress relief.
Your heart rate is constantly changing to meet various requirements of your body and mind. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures how your heart rate varies over time. Generally, heart rate variability increases during relaxation and recovering activities and decreases during stress and anxiety. HRV reflects the changes in the interval between heartbeats (R wave) over time. HRV is NOT the same as plain old heart rate (HR). It’s not the “beats per minute” number most of us are familiar with.
Broadly speaking there are seven types of Om meditation. The impact of these meditations on stress level varies from person to person. HRV measurement just after different Om meditations can help you to assess the impact of your personalized meditation techniques on stress relief. The key for effective Om chanting is activating the Vayapini Nadi and the Kurma Nadi. Our studies strongly suggests that Vayapini Om chanting increases HRV and may be linked to the activation of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex regions of the brain.
Ten Scientific and Spiritual Significance of Navratri
Sri Amit Ray tells us about the significance of Navratri.
Navratri are the NINE special nights to transform the negative energies of life into positive energies. Here we discussed the scientific and spiritual significance of Navratri. How navratri is related to equinox, nine chkaras, nine mantras, fasting, prayer, meditations, virtues, festivals, nature and colors are explained. Navaratri are the nine nights of spiritual festival of India. This is the time to awaken, integrate and harmonize the nine chakras in the mind-body and spirit system. It is the period to connect the individual consciousness with the divine and auspicious collective consciousness.
Recently, some spiritual seekers and researchers asked me about the science and significance of navratri and how this time can be effectively used for the purification of our body and mind. The main significance of Navratri is celebrating the victory of good over evil and above all embracing the spirit of joy and oneness, and leaving behind all that is limiting and hindering our growth as spiritual being.
From the context of social science, navratri is the period of mixing with people, creating new relationships and reviving the old relationships with new vitality. Our hormones regulates our physiological activities and maintains homeostasis in the body. During navratri, our hormonal and inner transformations takes place in different way, which affects different biological cycles.
Awareness meditations about our biological cycles during this period can help you to de-clutter your mind and removes the mental toxins like fear, anger, hatred, addiction, attachment, anxiety and depressions. Celebration and meditation during these nine nights bring joy, bliss, happiness and fulfillment in an easy and natural way without much effort.Read More »10 Scientific and Spiritual Significance of Navratri
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 »How Om Chanting Can Help You to Discover the Kingdom of God Within You
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.
Impact of Om Chanting for Stress Management
Here, Sri Amit Ray explains how Om Chanting can improve our state (short term) and trait (long term) stress management. Om chanting changes our emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way.
Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce our daily stress, strain, anxiety and tensions. 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 is the key to stress control.
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. Om chanting is not simple. It is a series of step-by-step process. Om chanting is a scientific art but it should be learnt properly to get its benefits. The seven main benefits of Om chanting are as follows:Read More »Impact of Om Chanting for Stress Reduction and Stress Control