Tips and Inspirations

Your child’s spiritual growth

You can start a child's spiritual journey at a very tender age — at six months even. Perhaps the child cannot utter a word, but, for example, if you are a Christian you can show him a picture of the Christ. God expresses Himself through beauty, so you can also show...

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Overcoming fatigue

Overcoming fatigue Question: If we do not drink coffee or tea, what can we do if we start feeling drowsy while driving late at night? Sri Chinmoy: You say that sometimes you feel drowsy while driving. Now, why should coffee or tea have to come to your rescue? There...

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Conscious cooking

Conscious cooking Question: Is there a special consciousness in which to cook for adults, children or other age groups? Sri Chinmoy: While you are cooking for children, if you can maintain an innocent feeling along with your purity, then it will be of great help to...

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Guided meditation for sleep

Guided meditation for sleep - Technique 199: Rest and sleep There is a yogic method of getting rest. In one second you can take the rest of fifteen minutes, half an hour or even more. How can you get that kind of rest? When you go to sleep at night, feel that your...

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The beginning of self-mastery

Before one meditates, the body, vital and mind are constantly imposing their respective agendas upon us. It is easy to see why we can often feel conflicted. We “know” we should do one thing, “feel” like doing another. On the other hand, maybe we’ll just do nothing at...

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Pranayama – secret of Yogic breathing

Technique 47. One-four-two breathing Technique 48. Alternate nostril breathing One-four-two breathing We have a traditional system of controlled breathing in India, which is called pranayama, control of the life-breath. Prana is the vital energy, the life-breath; yama...

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Is it true that each person has a guardian angel?

Question: Is it true that each person has a guardian angel? Sri Chinmoy: Yes. It is absolutely true. In the West, you call this protecting being a guardian angel, while in India, we call it the family deity or the deity of the individual soul. Again, the protecting...

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Can meditation be used to solve problems?

Why does something present itself as a problem to us? Something becomes a problem for us not because it exists, but because that something, whatever it is, disrupts our inner harmony. Two people can walk through the exact same life circumstance. One person can walk...

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Meditations for runners – How to maintain enthusiasm

In short distances—from 100 metres to a mile—it is easy to maintain enthusiasm. You get a burst of energy or inspiration and you go. But for long distances, to maintain enthusiasm is very difficult. There are many, many ways to keep your enthusiasm when you are...

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Is being a vegetarian essential in the spiritual life?

Question: Is being a vegetarian essential in the spiritual life? If we eat meat and fish, then the restless and aggressive qualities of the animal kingdom will enter into us. If our minds or other parts of our being are restless and aggressive, then we cannot have...

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