Swami Chinmayananda came down from the Himalayas to share the knowledge of Vedanta with us. The Chinmaya Jyoti Yatra, led by Swami Mitrananda, in India was our attempt to take Him to the masses. May 8, 2016 marks the birth centenary of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.
In the heart there is a small valve that opens and shuts off interruptions from the lower seats of consciousness (Lower Chakras). All of the chakras, up to and including the Crown, must be open at the same time, for the kundalini to ascend and
The vehicle of intuition is directly connected with the human heart. Accordingly, the heart is the centre of the sixth sense. Like all chakras in the spinal cord or kundalini, the heart or anahata lotus flower spins and shines with extraordinary beauty. Universal energy flows
It seems the atom which was already split, measured, analyzed, and prodded by grand machines had not revealed all its secrets. Scientists were sure the atomic nucleus (one-trillionth the size of an atom) was a solid sphere. A Stanford University Physicist Robert Hofstadter and his
Medically and scientifically, diverse dissections of Cosmic Awareness intersect with man’s structure. When a meditating apprentice of a yogic teacher enters his interior planes (kosha) he/she realises that this world one lives in is but an illusion (maya), and Time and Space are of different
The venerable science of Gnosis is universal to all humankind and is the essential “knowing” that arises from the experience of objective reality. It is universally experienced by all those who fully awaken and develop their consciousness through connection of ‘self’ with Self. The science
Yoga Practices are a record of instructions received during different levels of Yoga training. It is proof that any sealed book of humankind can be opened by an aspiring student during his development into his own inner states of being. By similar practices, anyone has
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is the depiction of the electrical activity occurring at the surface of the brain. This activity appears on the screen as waveforms of varying frequency and amplitude measured in micro voltages. Waveforms are classified according to frequency, amplitude, shape and at sites
Yogic breathing or pranayama is a fundamental practice in yoga. It is one of Patanjali’s eight-limbed path of ashtanga yoga for self-development through moral, physical and mental exercises: (yama or moral restraints; niyama or moral conduct; asana or physical posture; pranayama or breath control; pratyaharaor
Neuroendocrinology is physiology of the hypothalamus and its control over secretions of hypothalamic and pituitary glands. Hypothalamus maintains homeostasis, regulates reproduction, metabolism, eating and drinking behaviour, as well as energy utilization, osmolarity and blood pressure. Releasing Factors from hypothalamus triggerStimulating Factors from the Master Gland
Want, lust, anger, greed, possessiveness, pride, jealousy and ego are all impurities of the mind. These become obstacles to knowledge, to ceaseless unhappiness and a source of sorrow. Ramana Maharishi writes ‘chitha sodakam, mukti sodakam’ to convey: a clean mind is the tool for realization.
The Limbic System is made up of the Hypothalamus, Septal Nuclei, Amygdala, Hippocampus; the Cingulate gyrus for Emotion, Memory, Sex, Language, Dreams, Hallucinations, and also the Unconscious Mind. The limbic system is where a spiritual path finder pauses in meditation to dedicate ‘self’ at the altar