See below the special Christmas edition of the tv show ”Dialogues between the mind and the heart”, with the title ”Meditation – the gate towards our interior universe”. With the participation of seven guests:
Ananda Devapriya, Cătălin Iriciuc, Liliana Stanciu, Oana Raluca Badea, Marius Octavian Stefan, Judit Baróti and Anka Lavinia.
One of the basic practices of Yama and Niyama – the ethical principles that form the foundation of spiritual practice – is “Svadhyaya” which means to reflect on wisdom teachings. Here is a website where you can download e-books written by Ananda Margii authors – an excellent source of “Svadhyaya”:
Ananda Marga E-books Website
This evening, Didi A. Devapriya appeared for the second time, as the guest of Stefan Pusca on his show “Dialogues between the Heart and Mind” on 6TV.
The discussion covered the difference between relaxation and meditation, sacred sounds and mantra, the practicalities of beginning a practice and a brief demonstration of kiirtan with a guided meditation.
When fasting is coordinated with the moon cycle it brings several benefits. The moon’s gravitation field affects all bodies of water on the earth – though it is most easily observed on the oceans in the rhythms of the tides. As the human body is composed of 90% water – the moon’s pull also affects our body and mind, creating a subtle pressure which may express as moodiness,irritation, restless, difficulties in digestion etc around that time of the month. Fasting helps to counteract this influence when it is done at in the period 3 days before the full moon or the new moon (known in sanskrit as Ekadashi). In addition, fasting can also be practiced on the actual full moon and new moon days. Another subtle benefit is that when the mind is peaceful and elevated during the new moon phase – the pineal gland can more easily secrete a substance known since ancient times as “amrita” or nectar – which induces a state of blissful divine intoxication.
The following chart lists the upcoming fasting days:
Humanity has come a long way, but has failed to create a society where all can live in peace and harmony. This documentary takes you on a journey through the various aspects of the Ananda Marga organization and its effort to create a better world.
Didi Ananda Devapriya was interviewed as a guest of Stefan Pusca’s show “Dialogues between the Heart and Mind” on 6 TV in Bucharest Romania. She talked about meditation, service and spirituality as well as her own spiritual path which led her to becoming a yogic nun.
The mantra “Baba Nam Kevalam” helps us to focus on the infinite essence of divine Love and is can be used for meditation or creating a relaxing, spiritually elevating atmosphere.