In Vedic tradition, we developed six ways of liberated thinking. Liberated thinking means, the thinking style which constantly keeps you excited, enthusiastic, energetic, joyful, rejuvenating yourself, naturally intelligent, naturally aligned to the laws of life, and naturally blissful. By your very nature, you are blissful, intelligent, conscious, aware. You are hardwired to experience the peak possibility, the highest existence.
~ Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam
Lotus and Sannyasin
✣… The lotus is the symbol of the ultimate unfolding of consciousness. It is the most beautiful flower in the East, the most fragrant, and it has become the symbol of ultimate awakening, ultimate awareness. It has become the symbol for certain reasons.
One is that it grows out of dirty mud. It is such a revolution — to see the mud, and the lotus growing out of it — it is unbelievable, it is a miracle. One cannot believe that such dirty mud can create such a beautiful flower.
The second important thing about the lotus is that it grows out of dirty mud and floats in water. It is a water flower, but the miracle is that the water never touches its petals. Even if it rains there will be drops of water on the petals but they will be separate. You can see them resting like pearls. The lotus is so velvety that they don’t touch it, it remains untouched; hence it has become the symbol of sannyas.
A sannyasin is one who lives in the world but remains untouched by it, who remains with all kinds of unconscious people — one has to remain with these people, there are no other kind — but who remains untouched, unaffected. One remains absolutely still, restful, cool, as if nothing is happening anywhere. One remains in time and yet beyond time, in the world yet not of the world.✣
“In spite of you, you are breathing”
His Divine Holiness Bhagwan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam
“Especially blessed are those who can live with their Guru.
Fortunate are they who are allowed to serve him and those who only meet him from time to time and hold him in their thoughts.
My friends, to merely enter a bank doesn’t make you rich and visiting places where wise once lived in days gone by, will not impart wisdom.
Truth must be acquired through practice and experience.
To find the spiritual treasure of the inner Self, the right key must be found.
It is the Guru who possesses this key.”
~ Swami Shivananda
There is a very special time of the day, each day that is recognized as the “Creators Hour”, which takes place in the early morning hours right before the sun rises. Exactly one hour and thirty-six minutes before sunrise.
This special time of the day is known as Brahma Muhurta, which translates as the auspicious time of Brahma and “muhurta”, which is a forty-eight minute time period.
Since the time of sunrises varies throughout the year and according to geographic location, so does the timing of Brahma Muhurta.
For example, if the sunrise is scheduled to take place at 7:00 am, then the Brahma Muhurta begins at 5:24 am. If sunrise scheduled for 6 am, then Brahma Muhurta begins at 4:24 am.
In the Hatha Yoga tradition, the popular asana routine, the Sun Salutation is designed especially for this ritual. Many yoga practitioners first learn this simple, traditional set of postures at the beginning of their tutelage. Through practicing these postures with a pranayama routine one learns to calm the mind and prepare for the practice of meditation while setting the tone of the day.
According to Aryurveda science, the Brahma Muhurta time-period occurs during the dosa of Vata, which are the morning hours between 2:00 am and 6:00am. The Vata hours are considered the best time to meditate with the mind at its most still, quiet state and receptive to deep meditation.