Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Divine Avatar - Sri Amma Bhagavan

"Life is what you make of it - a school, battlefield or a playground." - Sri Amma Bhagavan

Sri Amma Bhagavan are the founders and the inspiration behind the Oneness University. They are one single consciousness in two bodies. Together Amma and Bhagavan power the process of awakening in the individual seeker. They are like the spirit, all pervading yet abiding in the deepest recesses of one's Being. They are the silent Presence powering the phenomenon of Oneness Blessing everywhere. Far removed from the periphery of the various activities of the movement they reside at the Oneness temple.

Oneness Blessing anywhere in the world draws its power from the consciousness and the intent of Sri Amma Bhagavan. They are the life breath behind the any number of miracles that are experienced by the seekers. This immense power is sourced in their compassion.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Jewel of Himalayas

Paramahamsa Yogananda - The Direct Experience of Truth

Paramahansa Yogananda founded Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920 to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India.

Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.

Yogananda taught his students the need for direct experience of truth, as opposed to blind belief. He said that “The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God.

Osho - The New Age Philosopher

Survivor Of Discrepancies

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (1931-1990) was born Rajneesh Chandra Mohan in Kuchwara, a town in central India. Various sources state that "Bhagwan" means either "The Blessed One" or "God" and that "Shree" means "Master". At the end of his life, he changed his name to Osho.

Osho developed new forms of active meditation. The best known is Dynamic Meditation which often starts with strenuous physical activity followed by silence and celebration. These were expected to lead the individual to overcome repression, lower their personal inhibitions, develop a "state of emptiness", and attain enlightenment.
Art Of Living - Breathe your Way to Happiness

The Art of Living Foundation, established by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981, is a unique global service project that formulates and implements lasting solutions to conflicts and issues faced by individuals, communities and nations. One of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world, the foundation¹s work has touched more than 300 million people spanning over 140 countries.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a universally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. His vision of a violence-free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has inspired millions to broaden their spheres of responsibility and work towards the betterment of the world.

The Art of Living Foundation offers many programs centered on Sudarshan Kriya, meditation and group-dynamics.Sudarshan Kriya infuses the body with energy and harmonize the natural rhythms of the body, mind, and emotions. There have been several independent studies published on the effects of the technique.