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100 Benefits of Meditation

There are so many advantages to meditation. Physiological benefits: 1- It lowers oxygen consumption. 2- It decreases respiratory rate. 3- It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate. 4- Increases exercise tolerance. 5- Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation. 6- Good for people with high blood pressure. 7- Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate. 8- Decreases muscle tension 9- Helps in chronic diseases like… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on November 13, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Evening Romance – A Poem by Bijay Raut


When the day seeks to rest,

It pleads the Sun to set,

When the workers wipe the sweaty forehead,

The cool air breezes from the distant ahead,

When the crops sink to soak the soil,

The farmers lay their tools to rest,

When the babies sing the evening chirps,

The mother birds return to their nests,

When the lovers long for the solitude,

The dusk invites with its twilight fade,

When my heart…


Added by Bijay Raut on November 11, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

MEDITATION – How to Get Started and Keep Going


During the last twenty years a steadily rising number of people have experimented with meditation as a way to either relieve the stresses and strains of modern life or to enhance their natural wisdom. However, it seems very few persevere and build the practice of meditation into their…


Added by Bijay Raut on January 13, 2012 at 5:25am — No Comments

We Live as if We are Never Going to Die...

... And We Die as if We Never Lived.

Added by Bijay Raut on July 16, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Accept Yourself

Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different. - Stacey… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on May 15, 2009 at 4:01pm — No Comments

The Sun Never Says - A Poem

The Sun Never Says

Even after all this time, The sun never says to the earth, "You owe Me." Look what happens with A love like that, It lights the Whole Sky. - From

The Gift by Hafiz - Version by D.Ladinsky Note: "Sunrise between our nation capital's two monuments - Capitol Hill and Washington Memorial. I took this shot from the window of my apt. building during my school days in Washington, DC. Happy 4th July,… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 2, 2009 at 10:40pm — No Comments

River - A Poem

River From the source to the destination, I travel from here to here, I carry water, I make sound, I dance in rhythm and sing in joy, O Human, the blessed soul, Don’t you see that I am life? Though I begin the journey towards the end, Yet I have no beginning and no end. -Bijay Raut,
December 2008

Added by Bijay Raut on December 17, 2008 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Happy New Year - A Poem by Bijay Raut

Happy New Year

Like the dew drops in the early morning grass,

Fresh and clear as pearls in the rays of sunshine,

Like the blossoming of magnolia in the early spring,

Gracefully clad in white as a beautiful bride,

Like the eastern sky in the early dawn,

Magnificently bright with the glow of the rising Sun,

Like the spark on her face…


Added by Bijay Raut on December 30, 2011 at 6:53pm — No Comments

The Road Not Taken - A Poem by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim,…


Added by Bijay Raut on September 16, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Where the Mind is Without Fear and the Head is Held High - Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where knowledge is free;

Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow…


Added by Bijay Raut on September 6, 2007 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Look Forward, My Friend! - A Poem

Look Forward, My Friend! Not backward, Not in the past, Not in agony, And not in regret, Look forward, my friend! In a world full of cynics, Individuals regretful of the past and fearful of the future, Where will you find optimism, hope and peace? Nowhere but in the present, And in the present, by looking forward, my friend! Past is history, Put it in a dictionary, Look for a hopeful today and promising tomorrow, By forgetting all that already… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on December 5, 2008 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Silicon Valley Sunshine - A Poem

All day long,
All year long,
Silicon Valley sunshine,
Is like a sweet Tagore song.

-Bijay Raut

Added by Bijay Raut on January 3, 2008 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Whispers From Eternity - A Poem

Whispers From Eternity I search for thou in the mirror of the lake, In the reflection lit with moonlight, Before thy image would fade out, I try to capture thou in the canvass of my heart, O beloved, where are thou? I can hear thy whispers, In the vicinity of my soul, Though from eternity thou may murmur. -Bijay Raut,

November… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on November 24, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Secret Aspiration - A Poem by Bijay Raut

Secret Aspiration In all vicissitudes, I remain calm and still, I panic not in peril, Nor do I shake in moment’s chill, I aspire not any comfort, Nor do I disdain any pain, For I am not the one who feel these, Nor could these feel me, I aspire you my Lord, For you are that stillness which is in me, I utter no will of my own, For thy will is the cause of all other will, All I want to do is to aspire you, Secretly from the bottom of my heart’s… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on January 29, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - by Deepak Chopra

"Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease." - Deepak Chopra

Read portion of it at Google Books:… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on November 27, 2009 at 9:23am — No Comments

Butterfly - A Poem of Hope


Like the metamorphosis of the caterpillar,

Into a beautiful butterfly,

Let our past desire, karmas and sanskaras,

Be transormed into an ever new light,

Let bygones be bygones,

For the rebirth of spring,

Has flourished into a new joy.

-Bijay Raut…


Added by Bijay Raut on September 17, 2007 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Harmonizing Head, Heart and Hands by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Harmonizing Head, Heart and Hands

By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

What is spirituality and what is the role of spirituality in our lives? For many people, spirituality can take the form of meditation, the form of prayer or the form of a belief. But what is the meaning of spirituality in its true sense? We know that human beings function at three levels: at the level of the head or intellect, at the level of the heart or… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on August 22, 2008 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

The Four Major Goals of Life - by Swami Atmananda

The Four Major Goals (Four Purusharthas) of Life - by Swami Atmananda Purusharthas means that for which a person strives for. It implies our goals of life. It is extremely important that our goals of life should be very very clear. Just as before starting a journey we should be very clear about our destination, so also before starting any worldly or spiritual effort, we should very clear as to what we are trying to achieve, what is our goal.… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on October 5, 2008 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

The Himalayan Moon - A Poem

Moon, You are all alone in the sky, Yet so mighty and bright, You receive heat of the Sun, Yet give us night so cool and fun, You are one in number, Yet brighter than all the stars together, You are without a lover, Yet inspiration to all lovers, When I seek you in the mirror of the ocean, I find you in the face of my beloved, When you glide through the night, My heart sings a song full of joy, Blessed is your presence, Without, incomplete indeed… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on July 18, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why Do I Work? - A Poem

Why Do I Work? - A Poem

Propelled by desire, Or stung by fear, One works for these reasons, One may also work, To meet the both ends, Or to feed one’s family, There is a ray of light that I see, That entices me to reach to it, There is a bridge to that end, It traverses through the path of toil, The toil is work, The work that has become a joy, Because the goal is not mere survival, But emancipation from this veil of the Maya, The… Continue

Added by Bijay Raut on September 17, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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