When I find the time and energy, I love to recite this ancient prayer to Om (Omkar): "Omkaram bindu samyuktam nityam dhyayanti yoginah. Kamadam mokshadam chaiva Omkaraya namo namah." It means (in English): " Salutations to God in the sound-form of OM which is always contemplated by the yogis. It is OM that fulfills all … Continue reading A Prayer To Om (Omkar)
In his book "Meditation on OM", Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India writes that "All languages and sounds come out of OM (page 38)". So, with that said, all prayers find their essence and root in the Single Syllable OM. There are two types of prayer. First, there is prayer where we can find the words … Continue reading OM is Holy Prayer
Life is an ongoing process of evolution and growth from many angles - personal, professional, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and more. So, the "right" way for a child to pray might be according to his or her parents' religion and way of life. Over time, the consciousness and awareness of the child evolves into that of … Continue reading Is there a “right” way to pray?
According to several Spiritual Masters under whom I have studied, there are three major aspects of our lives: having, doing and being. Most people establish their identity and concept of self by evaluating their actions (deeds) and assets (things they have). But little do they know that both of these aspects of our lives are … Continue reading Having, Doing, and Being