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Importance of Northeast Corner in Hinduism

Northeast corner (Ishan Kone) is of great importance in Hinduism. It is the corner associated with gods and goddesses and therefore holy and auspicious. The northeast corner should always be kept clean. No junk should be kept in this place. Shoe rack should not be kept in the northeast corner. Goddess Lakshmi resides in the northeast corner and therefore this spot should always be kept clean. It is best to leave the northeast corner of the house free. Avoid keeping heavy items in this corner.  There is a belief that if the northeast corner were to be occupied by heavy items then the family would face heavy debts. In a property with walled compound (properly demarcated), the northeast corner is ideal for water tanks. This will improve the financial situation of the house. If the northeast corner of plot is cut then such a plot should not be brought. There will be spiritual and worldly success. Factories, shops and houses should not be built in a plot having i

Mudita In Yoga – Joy – Blissfulness – Happiness

Mudita is a term in Yoga which signifies blissfulness and happiness. The term is mentioned by Sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutra as one of the four bhavanas (mental dispositions) to be cultivated within oneself to acquire peace of mind. Sage Patanjali states that serenity of mind arises from the cultivation of friendliness, compassion, joy (mudita), and indifference towards happy, suffering, meritorious and envious persons, respectively (Yoga sutra, I.33). Vachaspati Mishra comments with respect to the cultivation of joy on seeing others happy and through it the taint of jealousy ceases. Mudita is an important aspect in Buddhism and Jainism. There are four attitudes – friendliness, compassion, joy (mudita) and indifference – are called brahma vihara (the divine abiding), and the aspirant is asked to develop these attitudes with regard to all beings. So they are called aparimana (immeasurable). These four attitudes are discussed as the four meditation subjects by Budd

Sri Aurobindo Teachings About Mantra In Hinduism

Sri Aurobindo explains the significance of mantra in Hinduism. The teachings about mantra is highly beneficial to both novice and scholar.  Mantra is psycho spiritual means spiritual power, knowledge or Ananda. It is at once a symbol, an instrument and a sound body for the divine manifestation. The theory of the Mantra is that it is a word of power born out of the secret depths of our being where it has been brooded upon by a deeper consciousness than the mental, framed in the heart and not originally constructed by the intellect, held in the mind, again concentrated on by the waking mental consciousness and then thrown out silently or vocally — the silent word is perhaps held to be more potent than the spoken — precisely for the work of creation. The Mantra cannot only create new subjective states in ourselves, alter our psychical being, reveal knowledge and faculties we did not before possess, can not only produce similar results in other minds than that of the user, but