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Characteristics of Sadhana

Most forms of sadhana have the common characteristics given below:

1. Overcoming lethargy to start the sadhana

2. Generating the will-power to continue the sadhana

3. Carrying on the spiritual practices with dedication

4. Overcoming impediments on the way

5. Keeping on track and not getting deviated from the path

6. Build-up of Sraddha and heroic effort with prolonged sadhana (Character)

7. Feeling the grace of God

8. Development of inner purity

9. Expanding inwardly and development of love and attitude of service

10. Attaining Bhava (Spiritual feelings), Bhakti (Devotion) and Jnana (Knowledge of divine essence)

About the sadhana:

The sadhana described here uses Vedic symbolism in devotional worship. The concepts of Vedic yagna and devas are used in this symbolism. The purpose of this sadhana is to bring about an inner transformation in the sadhaka. The inner transformation is of the nature of the development of inner purity and expansion; discovering the joy within the soul; discovering the delight within the creation; and feeling the presence of the divine essence underlying all creation.

The sadhana is depicted as the worship of the Cosmic Being. In Rig Veda two descriptions of Cosmic Being are - the Purusha (described in Purusha Sukta of RV 10.90) and the Devi (described in Devi or Vak Sukta of RV 10.125). The sadhaka can consider his Ishta Deva and Devi (in Virat Rupa) as the Cosmic Being, one representing the cosmic male principle and the other the cosmic female principle.

Vedic Vision of Nature:
  1. Introduction
  2. Meditation on Dyauh Shanti Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Peace pervading the three divisions of the Universe.
  3. Meditation on Ambhasyapare Mantra:
    Meditation on the underlying Divinity pervading the vast Universe.
  4. Meditation on Satyam-Brhad-Rtam Mantra:
    Meditation on how the Earth is sustained by Truth, Cosmic Order and Penance.
  5. Meditation on Yaa-Arnnave-Adhi Mantra:
    Meditation on the Divine heart of Mother Earth.
  6. Meditation on Vishvambhara Vasudhani Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-encompassing Qualities of Mother Earth.
  7. Meditation on Yam Rakshanti Asvapna Mantra:
    Meditation on the all-giving nature of Mother Earth protected by divine forces.
  8. Meditation on Giriyas-Te Parvata Mantra:
    Meditation on the Joy spread by the Hills, Snow-clad Mountains and Forests of Mother Earth.
  9. Meditation on Vaishvanaram Bibhrati Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth who holds the Universal Fire within her.
  10. Meditation on Yasyam Aapah Paricarah Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth in whom Water flows day and night from all sides unceasingly.
  11. Meditation on Yasyam Vedim Parigrhnanti Mantra:
    Meditation on Mother Earth as a great sacrificial altar in which we offer our activities.
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Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras
2. Scriptures
3. Pilgrimages
4. Festivals
5. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana
6. Sadhana
7. Sanskrit
8. Nature

Meditation on Earth - The Vedic way: >>

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May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

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