Tuesday, 21 May 2013


Valentine’s Day Meditation and Prayers

Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14. It is the day of expressing love and affection. On this day, near and dear ones usually express their love for one another by presenting flowers, candies, sweets, and sending greeting cards. Valentine's Day is symbolized by the shape of a heart, red roses, red color, doves, and winged Cupid. This brings to mind a profound saying:

True love begins when nothing is looked for in return - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

 Let us extend our love to everyone in the world through meditation and prayers.

1.      Let us sit quietly, close our eyes gently, and focus our mind on the center of our heart. Feel the unconditional and selfless love (as mother has for her child) flowing from your heart, and is continuously expanding.
2.      Now, send your unconditional and selfless love to your parents, spouse, children, siblings, friends, relatives, neighbors and anyone who has come into your life.

3.      Send your unconditional and selfless love to Mother Earth, and all the living beings, the plants, the mountains, the rivers, the oceans, and the entire world.
4.      Let us pray to the Almighty, “O Lord, please grant Everlasting Love, Peace and Happiness to all our family members, friends, and everyone in the world.  Let there be feelings of compassion among all human being. Please make me Your messenger in spreading Your unconditional and selfless love to the entire world.”

Attaining and spreading the love, peace and happiness to others is the very purpose of our life.
In the Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna says: No other service is dearest to me than this; nor will there be anyone on the earth dearer to Me than he. (Gita.18.69)

May the Almighty fill your Valentine’s Day and every day with Everlasting Love, Peace, and Happiness -- Anandam.

 “Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your loved ones”

Satya Kalra
Founder of Path to Anandam

Transcend from duality Non-duality through teachings of Bhagavad Gita

Satya Kalra, Path to Anandam, Danville, CA

The Bhagavad Gita is a spiritual guide that teaches step by step how to transcend from duality to non-duality

Today, we hear a lot about duality and non-duality. What does this really mean?  In order to answer this, we must understand what is duality and non-duality? How to transcend from duality to non-duality?

Duality (Dvaita) is the state of separation from Oneself (Reality, God). In this state, one experience miseries and pain, dissatisfaction, emotional conflicts, anger, fear, and loses one’s capability to cope with daily challenges. He feels lost.

 It is usually referred as the pair of opposites: honor and disgrace, heat and cold, pain and pleasure, criticism and praise, birth and death, joy and sorrow, like and dislike,  body and spirit, good and evil, reality and unreality.

 In this path, one thinks that God is separate from him and tries to attain God-Realization through external means such as rituals, selfless services without expecting the fruit of actions and lives in God’s Consciousness, transcends pair of opposites. Thus attains God.

It is all external
Non-duality (Advaita) is the Unity with the Self/Oneness with Supreme. It is the state of Ultimate Bliss-Anandam/Nirvana.
In this path, one realizes the Self is Supreme (God). One feels complete, wholesome and liberated from miseries and pain. He realizes his true nature (Self-Realization). For him, there is nothing beyond to experience. The Ultimate Truth is revealed.
However, due to the pairs of opposites, one fails to experience Oneness with the Supreme.  
“Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate mind, body and soul to purity.” Mahatma Gandhi

By focusing on the path of self-purification and self-transformation through spiritual practices and meditation (7-steps, based upon the teachings of Bhagavad Gita), one can transcend from duality and experiences Non-duality, Oneness with God, He is no longer separated from God–He is God!

It is a spiritual journey within.

Satya Kalra
Founder of Path to Anandam

For detail article, please visit www.pathtoanadam.org

What is My True Nature?

My True Nature is Sat Chit Ananda

Anger is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
Hatred is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
Resentment is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
 Jealousy is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
 Dejection is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
 Restless is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
Laziness is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
Sickness is not my true nature; my true nature is Sat Chit Ananda
I am not sick, I am not lazy, I am not stupid; I am Sat Chit Ananda

I am love, I am peace, I am Anandam

From now on, do not call yourself; I am lazy, sick, boring, lifeless, stupid, etc. because you are none of these
You are Sat Chit Ananda*
*It is a Vedic Mantra and triple designation of the Supreme, Absolute Truth (God, Eternal Being).

Part of the matter is taken from the book “My questions and God’s Answers” The guide to Eternal, Happiness, Peace and Anandam (BHAGAVAD GITA) by Satya Kalra.

For details please visit: WWW.pathtoanandam.org