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Prayer For Healing In Hindu Religion

Healing prayer is a billion dollar business and a weapon for conversion for one particular religion. But did you know that even before this particular religion appeared on earth, Hindu religion had a prayer for healing. This prayer is dedicated to the Greatest God who comforts us, satisfies our hungers, solves our insecurities and helps in overcoming our inadequacies. This Greatest God is Shiva and the simple prayer for healing is ‘om namah shivaya.’ Om is the primordial sound – it is the vibration that has resulted in all creation. Shiva is all auspiciousness. Shiva is the father of all popular modern techniques of yoga, healing, meditation etc.  Some of them began thousands of years before society was formed and thousands of years before humans invented gods. The prayer ‘om namah shivaya’ gives the heart security. It prepares the intellect to receive the supreme truth. Shiva is the anchor and the support. This mantra is the comforting hand. He appears

Vishnu Vamana Avatar And Story Of Origin Of Ganga

There are numerous stories in Hindu tradition regarding the origin of Ganga. One such story states that the Origin of Ganga happened during the Vamana Avatar – Vishnu’s incarnation as the dwarf Vaman. Legend has it that King Bali was a performing a Yajna to obtain the throne of Indra. All Devas approached Vishnu to help them from the expected rule of King Bali. Vishnu promised to help them and appeared in the form of Vamana – a dwarf. On seeing Vamana in the Yajna, King Bali received Him and prayed to him to take some gift from him. Bali told Vamana that whatever He demands, he will give. Vamana demanded just three steps of land and He said He would like to measure it all by himself. King Bali was surprised at this simple request and agreed to it. Soon, the short statured Vamana grew in size – so huge that it was impossible to describe in words. With his first step, Vamana covered all of Earth. His second step covered all of the Heaven. There was no place for the

Mada In Hinduism – Intoxication Of Lust Or Pride

Mada is one of the six negative influences over the mind as per Hinduism. The six negative qualities that leads to unhappiness, remorse and perpetual hell on earth are Kama (lust), Krodha (anger), Lobha (greed), Moha (lustful delusion), mada (intoxication of lust or pride) and Matsarya (jealousy). These six negative qualities spring from the rajasika and tamasik nature of the living being. The source of emergence of mada is tamo guna, which leads to ignorance and darkness. The manifestations of mada are subtle and unpredictable. This could be due to one’s vidya (learning), rupa (beauty), yauvana (youth), bala (power) and the like. Mada influences the mind, because of which the being enters into a state of blind lust or blind delusion of power beyond his limits and rightful spheres of activity. Mada of power and money is generally construed as arrogant egoistic behavior of the being, under the influence of which he acts to enjoy pleasures from violence, insulting

Swami Hariharananda Aranya Teachings

A collection of teachings of Swami Hariharananda Aranya. Placing one’s own mind in the tranquil mind of God is placing self in God and God in self. By thinking that all unavoidable efforts are being done by Him, as it were, one can give up all desires for fruits of action and thus be able to completely surrender all actions to God. Such a devotee considers himself as established in God in all his actions and thus is perfectly at peace and continues his physical existence in a detached manner until his senses stop their functions. By meditating on God as Consciousness within self, a Yogin realises his individual Self. …… Constant devotion to God easily leads to the attainment of Samadhi. Other Yamas and Niyamas conduce to the attainment of Samadhi by other means, but devotion to God directly leads to Samadhi, because it is a form of contemplation favorable to Samadhi. That contemplation becoming deep, makes the body motionless and restraining the organs from their object