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Sahaj Marg (The Natural path), a form of Raja Yoga, is a heart-based meditation system. The essential features of Sahaj Marg system are Meditation, Cleaning and Prayer. The "cleaning" of impressions (called sanskaras) is claimed to be unique to this method. Meditation is on the "mere supposition of divine light" in one's heart and it is done for 30 – 60 minutes every morning. Cleaning is done to remove the accumulated grossness in oneself. It is undertaken in the evening after the day's work is over and lasts for 30 minutes. The bed time prayer is 10 minutes. * |
Sahaj Marg is offered free of charge to peoples all around the world. Sahaj Marg system of meditation is practiced by over 400,000 practitioners (abhyasis) in over 92 countries. The daily practice includes:
* Morning meditation on the supposition of divine light in the heart (30–60 minutes); * Evening cleaning of past impressions (i.e., imagining the day's events evaporating out one's back and being replaced with divine light; 30 minutes); * A prayer-meditation at bedtime (10 minutes) ;
Weekly practices includes the following:
* Group meditation sessions known as 'Satsangh' are held locally twice a week - Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Satsangh is translated to association with truth (Sat = Truth and Sangha = association or together or group) Satsangh's are held in many centers around the world ; * Cleaning sessions or individual sittings with a preceptor (trained prefect) are also available free of charge and they can be scheduled on a one-to-one basis. Generally individual sittings are taken every other week but if necessary they can be had every week based on preceptor's availability. History
The organizational body, Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM), was formally registered in 1945 by Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, its founder and president, called "Babuji." Babuji was born on April 30, 1899 in Shahjahanpur, a large town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India and died on April 19th, 1983 at the age of 83. As part of the Sahaj Marg spiritual practice, Babuji adopted a technique taught by his master Lalaji called pranahuti or yogic transmission, whereby the "divine essence" was said to be transmitted directly into the practicants' hearts in order to speed up their spiritual evolution. Whispers From The Brighter World
These books consist of a series of messages channeled, from the founder, Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur (aka Babuji 1899-1983), with a few from Shri Ram Chandra of Fatehgarh, (aka Lalaji 1873-1931) who Babuji met a few times before his death in 1931. Four Whispers (books) have been published, the last released in May, 2012. Controversies and schisms
There are some break away groups and some controversies have spun out on who controls the domain and trademark names of the group after the death of its founder in 1983 (Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur). The court verdict was given in favor of the current spiritual leader, Shri Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari, commonly refereed to as Chariji by the practitioners. Activities
The SRCM is a non-governmental organization registered with the UN DPI (Department of Public Information).
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.” William James
Rant and Tip for March 20, 2012
Quote: “Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.” William James
Many people will make the statement that they want to start tomorrow, or next week, or after this holiday. In all honesty though there is no time like the present to get started. Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. You can do this and you will be successful. Stop putting off what can be started today. Everyone procrastinates from time to time, however, how much longer do you want to be in the condition you are in. No more cheating my friends and no...