Spiritual meaning of Ramayan

Happy Ram Navami! On the 9th day of chaitra month, we celebrate the birth of Shri Ram. Ram's life and journey is one of adherence to dharma despite harsh tests and obstacles and many pains of life and time. He is pictured as the ideal man and the perfect human. For the sake of his father's honor, Ram abandons his claim to Ayodhya's throne to serve an exile of fourteen years in the forest. His wife Sita and brother Lakshman decide to join him, and all three spend the fourteen years in exile together. While in exile, Sita is kidnapped by Ravan, the Rakshas monarch of Lanka. After a long and arduous search, Ram fights a colossal war against Ravan's armies. In a war of powerful and magical being

9 States of Mahamudra Meditation

Monk = Self / Awareness / Am-ness Goad and Noose = Vigilance and Attentiveness Elephant Dark = Dull Attention following Monkey Mind Monkey Dark = Restless Mind leading Attention here and there Elephant White = Alert Attention following the Self / Awareness Monkey White = Calm Mind Monkey Disappeared = Death of Mind

10 Bulls of Zen

1. In Search of the Bull In the pasture of the world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull. Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains, My strength failing and my vitality exhausted, I cannot find the bull. 2. Discovery of the Footprints Along the riverbank under the trees, I discover footprints. Even under the fragrant grass, I see his prints. Deep in remote mountains they are found. These traces can no more be hidden than one's nose, looking heavenward. 3. Perceiving the Bull I hear the song of the nightingale. The sun is warm, the wind is mild, willows are green along the shore - Here no bull can hide! What artist can dr

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