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Bhavas and Samadhis
The dominantly emotional seekers enter into deep spiritual moods and become conscious of the presence and the glory of their divine Beloved, the Lord of their hearts and minds. They rejoice in an unfolding series of relationships with God.


Bhavana derives from the word Bhava meaning becoming or the subjective process of arousing mental states.

Bhava samadhi
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absorption' in meditation due to emotional cause, e.g. kirtan ...

Shiva pramatribhava
state of meditation in which one experiences God-consciousness only.
Shiva Sutras ...

Bhava samadhi - trance
The point of singing God's name is divine intoxication, divine ecstasy. 'Harinaam ka pyala peekar aur pilakar ban ja tu matavala' - Drink the glass of wine filled with God's name yourself serve it to others and become ecstatic.

Bhava: S' i v a as the Lord of existence (see e.g. S.B.: 3.4).
Bhayânaka: abhorrence as an indirect r a s a.
Bhaya: fear, alarm, dread, apprehension; terror, dismay, danger, peril, distress ; danger from or to; sickness, disease.

ANUBHAVA - personal experience
ANUSTHANA - an intensive exercise carried out during a pre-set time
APANA - one of the five pranas that function in the body (see "prana") ...

bhava 1. status of being. 2. a becoming. 3. a subjective state, one of the secondary subjective becomings of Nature (states of mind, affections of desire, movements of passion, the reactions of the senses, the limited and dual play of the reason, the turns of the feeling and moral sense). 4.

Bhava Ram teaches teachers how to integrate the benefits of yoga at the cellular level through a gentle and simple body scan in Savasana.
Tommy Rosen Transports Us To India's International Yoga Festival
Teacher Tommy Rosen gives us an insider's look at the scene at the IYF in Rishikesh, India.

bhava = objective existence, becoming
pratyayah = cause, cognitive principle, content of mind, cognition
videha = bodiless, disembodied
prakriti = creative cause, subtlest material cause, nature
layanam = dissolved, merged into ...

Kir-bhavani - a temple to the Great Mother built around a sacred spring in Kashmir
Kirtan - singing devotional songs
Krama Stotra - the text of the Krama system, written by Shivananda ...

Of the five bhavas namely santa, dasya, sakhya , vatsalya, and madhurya the Guru (spiritual Master) is the most venerable one for those making their journey towards liberation. Since it is in him that, the secret is lying hidden.

In the first place, there are two main lines of Yoga, namely, Dhyana or Bhavana-Yoga and Kundalini Yoga; and there is a marked difference between the two.

It is not real, for it is contradicted in Brahmanubhava or Truth-Experience. It is not unreal, for we perceive and feel the diversity of life. It cannot be said to be both real and unreal, because such a proposition is unintelligible to us.

BHAVA(NA): Feeling; mental attitude.
BHAYANAKA-SABDA: A fear inducing sound.
BHOGI: Enjoyer.
BHUMA: The Unconditioned, the Great Infinite, Brahman.
BHUTA-SIDDHI: A psychic power by which mastery is gained over the elements.

In his treatise, Bhavarthadeepika or Dhnyaneshwari, Dhnyaneshwar has emphatically talked about relation between higher awareness and light or pure energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation.

The history of Yantra yoga dates back to the 8th century when a saint by the name of Guru Padmasambhava, helped in bringing Buddhism to Tibet. He had learnt the art of Yantra yoga from a Nepalese sage by the name of Humkara. The Yantra yoga was designed to balance the body, mind and voice.

I was then attending Mumbadevi Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay to study Sanskrit. My residence was at Babulnath temple on the Chowpaty In those days also the Satsang organised by Divine life society of Malad, Bombay was held on Saturday night itself.

Thus the strong tendencies toward coarseness and harm (vitarka) can be reversed through these effective remedial applications (pratipaksa bhavanam) which by balancing out the coarse (vitarka) corruptive influences accompanied by (purvaka) violence (himsadayah), lobha (greed), krodha (anger), ...

The yogi can also use the sakshi bhava of jnana yoga, feeling that he is the silent witness of actions, being totally detached from the play of maya and the functions of his instruments, the karma indriyas (sense organs of action).
Most Frequently Asked Questions ...

Repeat OM mentally with Bhava and meaning throughout the practice.
There are some varieties of Bhastrika wherein one nostril only is used for breathing purposes and in another variety the alternate nostrils are used for inhalation and exhalation.

The story is told by Kalidasa in his great poem Kumara sambhava (The birth of the War-Lord.)
This asana is dedicated to the powerful hero created by Siva from his matted hair.
Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika
by B.K.S. Iyengar
1966 George Allen & Unwin Publishters, Ltd.;
ISBN 0-8052-1031-8 ...

As your hands are engaged in the work of the day, the mind will be blissfully detached from the world, peacefully witnessing"Sakshi-Bhava"the play of the senses and the sense-objects. When you are established in this state, you are a perfected Yogi.

There are nine main practices of Bhakti Yoga that can be practiced independently or together. Each of these limbs creates a specific bhava (feeling) that appeals to different inner constitutions of practitioners.

Vipareetha Bhavana: Perverted understanding.
Viparyaya: Wrong knowledge; wrong cognition.
Virodha: Opposing.
Visesha: Distinction; defined.
Vishaya: Objects.
Visoka: Without sorrow.
Vitaraga: One who is desireless.
Viveka: Discrimination.
Vritti: Modification of mind; thought-wave.

His verse commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, the Jnaneshvari, written in the Marathi language, is acknowledged as one of the world's most important spiritual works. He also composed a short work, the Amritanubhava, and over one hundred abhangas, or devotional songs in Marathi, ...

See also: See also: Yoga, Spirit, Mind, Spiritual, Body

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