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Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition Sanatana Dharma
Index

Preface 

Perennial Wisdom 

Sanatana Dharma

Religion And Spirituality...

Religion Or Dharma

The Eternal View Of Hinduism

Idolatary And Dogmatism

Religion And Spirituality..

Religious And Spiritual Practices

Civilization And Social Issues

Hinduism And Sanatana Dharma

Hinduism And Other Religions

Appendices

       

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

What is Meditation?

Meditation, like religion or spirituality, is a word that today can be used to mean any number of things, several of which have little to do with what meditation really is. The word meditation may be used for prayer, contemplation, visualization, affirmations, pranayama, mantra and so on. So too the goal of meditation has taken on many meanings. Meditation may be used for stress relief, for fulfilling one's personal desires and any other limited objective.

Meditation (Dhyana) in the true sense refers to the ability to unite the mind with the object of our perception. Its goal is liberation from the dualistic condition and unification with the Divine which is the ultimate ground of Being in all objects.

Meditation occurs when we empty our minds of extraneous thoughts and focus on the Divine Presence that is the True Reality behind all things. This is the main method of the Yoga of Knowledge (Jnana Yoga), but a similar meditation merging into the Divine Beloved is the basis of the Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga).

 

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What is Yoga?
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What is Meditation?
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Does Meditation Have Prerequisites?
Why is Meditation Important?
What is Self-inquiry?
What is Devotion To God (Bhakti Yoga)?
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What is Tantra?
Why Should One Repeat Mantras?
What is Service (KarmaYoga)?
What is the Role of Compassion?
What is the Place of Prayer?
Why Should One Perform Rituals?
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Why Do Hindu Temples Appear... ?
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Is Control of Sexual Energy Necessary?
What is the Place of Monasticism?
What is the Importance of Non-Violence?
Does Non- Violence Exclude Self-defense?
Why is There Violence in Hindu Stories?
What is the Importance of... ? Pg1
What is the Importance of... ? Pg2
What is the Place of Art in Spirituality?Pg1
What is the Place of Art in Spirituality? Pg2
What is the Place of the Occult?
What is the Role of Astrology?
What is the Place of Ayurvedic Medicine?
Why Should One Learn Sanskrit?
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