Question: What is Bhagavad Dharma and O&O and their connection to Ekam?
On May 26, 2019, Sri Bhagavan gave an extended darshan in a class in India. He answered some questions, including the following. His lengthy answer gives a much deeper understanding of events of the past 6 months...
Question: What is Bhagavad Dharma and O&O and their connection to Ekam?
Whether you're new to meditation or a long-term bliss bunny, you may be amazed to learn about all the wonderful things you're doing for your brain. This article from Business Insider (surprise!) outlines the latest...
Neuroscience shows that 50-year-olds can have the brains of
25-year-olds if they sit quietly and do nothing for 15 minutes a day
Neuroscientist Sara Lazar, of Mass General and Harvard Medical School, started studying meditation by accident. She sustained running injuries training for the Boston Marathon, and her physical therapist told her to stretch. So Lazar took up yoga.
"The yoga teacher made all sorts of claims, that yoga would increase your compassion and open your heart," said Lazar. "And I'd think, 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm here to stretch.' But I started noticing that I was calmer. I was better able to handle more difficult situations. I was more compassionate and open hearted, and able to see things from others' points of view."
Eventually, she looked up the scientific literature on mindfulness meditation (a category into which yoga can fall). She found the ever-increasing body of evidence that shows that meditation decreases stress, depression, and anxiety, reduces pain and insomnia, and increases quality of life.
So she started doing some neuroscience research of her own...
If you think spirituality & American politics rarely mix, you're not alone. But if you also believe that we are all connected and you wish to transition our world into a golden age of love and compassion, you owe it to yourself to realize that politics affect everything in our country - and then tune into the long-shot campaign for President of the USA of famed author, frequent Oprah guest, and spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson.
For a more in depth interview with Marianne on Trevor Noah's Daily Show, see above. She also released a new book in April, A Politics of Love.
Tho she may not be elected, Marianne has a very strong possibility of elevating our national politics simply by being included in the televised Democratic candidate debates. Imagine a political conversation about "What would Love do?" in the face of the multiple challenges facing our nation and planet...
UPDATE August 13, 2019: Marianne succeeded in qualifying for the first 2 debates. Awesome!
In order to qualify for the Sept & Oct debates, she needs donations from 130,000 individuals. She's most of the way there again, needing only 7,000 more donations as of today.
If you would like to contribute (even as little as $1) to make sure this miracle happens, please click here.
In light of the ongoing confusion in the Oneness community, Sri AmmBhagavan have issued a new statement on the unity of O&O and the "Bhagavad Dharma" path (created in 2018). They are affirming that everyone is free to follow either or both paths, or any path for that matter. Here is the statement:
"Deeksha" is a sanskrit word for blessing or initiation. As such, deeksha has existed for thousands of years as a means of communicating the divine grace to humanity.
There has been some confusion in the Oneness Community over Hands On Oneness Deeksha recently. If Deeksha were human it might quote the famous line, "Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.":) Hands On Oneness Deeksha is alive and well throughout the San Diego area and the United States.
Here is a December 2018 statement from Sri Bhagavan's son, Krishnaji, who was the first person to give what is now known as the Oneness Blessing/ Deeksha:
Sri Bhagavan: "You do not experience reality because your mind is all the time interfering. In reality there can be no suffering, because when you experience reality as it is, there is only joy, bliss, and love, no matter what it is. Mind is all the time criticizing and commenting…..
Q: Why should I forgive if the other person is wrong?
SRI BHAGAVAN :
" If you cannot forgive a person, you will be ruining yourself. Forgive the other person not for their sake, but for your own good.
Most of your problems in the external world arise because of your hurts. A hurt inside can cause an external problem. If you don't forgive, you carry the other person inside, and the other person is controlling your life, though he is physically far away from you....
Every year on August 15th, Sri AmmaBhagavan celebrate Amma's birthday as the Day of Love, offering a brief live meditation broadcast to the world. Enjoy this recording of it!:)
Krishnaji is the co-founder of One World Academy, which recently merged with Oneness University to form O&O Academy. In this cheerful interview, Krishnaji speaks on many subjects including spiritual vision, living in positive "beautiful" states of consciousness, the origins of deeksha, his father Sri Bhagavan, and much more. Enjoy! ....
As we enjoy the celebration of Life during this Thanksgiving season, here is a beautiful and simple meditation led by Preethaji to bring us into a state of gratitude and remind us of all those who have made our lives possible. Enjoy!
If you would like a free download of this meditation for your iPod or other mp3 player, please click here.
Deeksha is an ancient phenomenon through which spiritual (or subtle electrical) energy (aka grace) is transferred from one human being to another. In the past, this was a rare event usually only granted by a spiritual master to a long-dedicated devotee. What makes Oneness Deeksha unique is that the founders of Oneness University, Sri AmmaBhagavan, found a way to make it possible for thousands of ordinary human beings to transfer this energy to each other, after taking a brief transformative course and receiving an initiation as a Oneness Blessing giver.
Here is the beautiful story of this breakthrough in Deeksha as it was originally revealed to the western world. Enjoy!
As we look around at all the recent natural disasters and wonder what we can do to help the many people who are suffering, here is a very simple opportunity...
If you purchase this song on iTunes, money will go directly to aid to Puerto Rico. If you listen to it on Spotify (or another music streaming platform) and click "Donate", your money will also go to aid Puerto Rico.
This song was released on Friday and went immediately to Number 1 on iTunes. It was written specifically as a fund raiser for Puerto Rico's victims of Hurricanes Maria & Irma, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton, the hit Broadway show. He was joined in the studio by many of the most popular Latino/Latina recording artists in the USA, including J-Lo, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony and many more.
Note: The title comes from the chorus of "Maria", from the famous musical West Side Story.
This audio-only YouTube is a short, simple meditation narrated by Preethaji, daughter-in-law of Sri AmmaBhagavan. Many people have been experiencing miracles as a result of this meditation.
No past experience of yoga or meditation is needed to follow along. It consists of some relaxed breathing along with some simple additions which Preethaji guides you to do. It is deceptively simple, yet highly effective. Enjoy!:)
For more info and to download the mp3 for your iPod or other player, Click here.
In this video from Italy from 2012, multiple eye blessings from multiple occasions are given by Sri Bhagavan, co-founder of Oneness University in India. Just as consciousness is not limited by time or space, so these Deekshas retain their power to open the heart chakra and bless our lives. Enjoy...
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