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The clarity I gained through meeting and learning from him was responsible for many of the lessons and simplicities behind Think Simple Now. He is currently in the US, and as I was writing personal emails to close friends encouraging them to check him out, I felt that I would livong doing my readers a great disservice, if I did not share him with you.
The happiest period of time in nitjyananda life occurred during a six month stretch, roughly two years ago.
Several things contributed towards my falling into and staying in this state of bliss:. At one point during the first meditation intensive he held in Seattle, during a lunch break where we were asked not to speak — I remember sitting on the carpet against the wall of the hotel lobby, holding my plate of curry and rice, and I was in such a state of bliss and contentment that I almost burst into tears of happiness.
Leaving the retreat, I felt light, calm and peaceful, and I had minimal thoughts and desires.
With a quieter mind, clarity came. With clarity, a whole array of possibilities started to unfold in front of me. During and after this intensive period of learning about the inner science, several miraculous scenarios started happening around me:. In short, during this spiritual phase of six month, I had fallen in love with myself, and truly connected with my inner Being.
By doing so, I had cleared the path for everything that was to come afterwards: This is why I repeatedly write about the importance of connecting with, understanding, and loving ourselves first. Once the mental clutter and emotional baggage has been lifted from our shoulders, anything that we truly desire becomes not only possible, but probable.
Swamiji Paramahamsa Nithyananda was enlightened at the age of 22, in Within four years of founding the first mediation ashram with the mission of spreading the message of peace and bliss through individual transformation, there were over centers in 33 countries and 88 ashrams. I learned about Swamiji through my dad, who attended a month long meditation intensive with him in Bangalore, India, in early At the time, Kumbh Mela — the largest human gathering in the world, with more than 70 million people — was happening.
Swamiji was coronated as the youngest mahamandaleshwar by the order that has organized Kumbh Mela for the last 12, years, and was given the honor of being the first man to dip in the Ganga during the maha snaan or holy bath, followed by 90 million pilgrims. When my dad came back, he was a different person. He spoke with such calming presence, and I felt the inner stillness he now possessed.
When I learned that Swamiji was coming to SeattleI signed up instantly, without knowing what to expect. Louis, Columbus or San Jose, I highly recommend checking it out. The discourses are awesome, but my experience has been that the real gems are in the full day workshops. The energy at the workshops is much more intense and empowering.
Living Enlightenment by Paramahamsa Nithyananda
If you can, I highly recommend attending at least one of the workshops, and dropping into discourses whenever possible. All money for workshops goes to the life bliss foundation, and counts as charitable contributions.
The foundation uses the money to open meditation centers around the world, to build hospitals in India and for other humanitarian causes. Jeremy and I will be at all the events in Seattle. For workshops conducted by Swamiji himself, schedules for India and other Asian countries are posted here. For Canada which has just completed dates are posted here when they happen. Regular workshops and group meditation schedules are listed here at various centers in North America and Europe.
I recommend going to the intro meditation classes, or attend Satsang nityhananda a local center. All the workshops, meditation groups and books are resources to help us live a more conscious and happy life. We can start right now. Take a few nkthyananda right now. Close your eyes, and just put all your focus onto your breathe. Slow down the inhales and the exhalations as you breathe. When your mind starts to wander off to random thoughts, gently bring your attention back onto your breath.
Be patient with yourself, as with anything, you get better at it with practice. Unplug the phones, turn off the computer, shut out distractions, temporarily drop the urgent demands tugging at your attention and spend some quality time on your own. Read a book, take a bath, go for a walk, take a yoga class, sit in your favorite cafe. And as you enlighten,ent doing these self-connecting activities, take moments of pause to take it all in, to appreciate this time, to give gratitude for being ALIVE and for living with such an abundance of JOY.
LIFE is all around us, and it is beautiful! All we need to do to tap into that is to take the time to recognize it, to appreciate it and to LIVE it…. Share your thoughts in the comment section. She is obsessed with encouraging and empowering people to lead conscious and happy lives. Subscribe to new inspiring stories each week. You can also subscribe to Tina on Facebook.
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Tina — Thanks for sharing your story. I found it enlightenmnt interesting and I really appreciated the section on what we can do now. You seem to say that after your enlightening experienceyour purpose or your way became clear to, on its own, without much prodding.
Almost like a way just came before you ,in terms of your new job and blog. It makes moving forward seem effortless, all that one has to do is find the moment of awareness and flow with it. Things begin to fall into place. Is awareness all that one needs. Nice to see you nithhananda. Thank you for sharing your story. I enjoyed reading your comment!
To answer your question:. Start right now, anywhere. Close your eyes and put all your attention on your breath.
When you find your mind wandering, gently bring your attention back to your breath. Set a timer for 10 minutes from now. Try it livung 5 minutes. From feedback I gathered from people, when listening to the audio book, it tends to put people to sleep. I feel strongly about reading it in your own voice. However, I still enlightnement people to read it the actual book.
Zen, Mindfulness, or enlightemment of the various other types? Similarly, what type of yoga to start with? They have a very strong group of people and they will teach you meditation and yoga from swamiji. I noticed that I was more sensitive to my inner voice, and that by following it, it leads to something that benefited my wellbeing. So I had to practice.
And I am still practicing and feel that I am getting better at it. To answer your question, yes, awareness is essentially all we need, but a constant state of awareness is not possible unless you were an enlightened person without ego.
And a regular practice of meditation is definitely the answer to becoming more aware. I turned it off and never finished it after dangeroulsy nodding off far too many times. Dear Tina, Thank you ever so much for your warm reply of my queries and for taking the time to answer them. I just found your wonderful little site! Thank you so much for sharing all your wisdom! I read your blog about enlightment and I found it very satisfying and interesting. Swamiji is the same age as I am and I feel we are worlds apart, but now finally closing in on each other.
But I will take some of your advice about meditating techniques and finding creativity techniques. As for my creativity, I have felt and feel it lacks some, but after reading your article, you say that we always have it and just need to tap into it. So I will try and definitely keep you posted on my outcome.
I too want to leave my day-time job and enjoy being me in the universe without financial restraints. Also I appreciate the info you gave about finding others in my local area to meet and meditate with. Can you give any suggestions? I too find that audiobooks, of non-fiction in particular, are real dozers too.
I find that self help books and non-fiction are things that I often have to put my thinking cap on for. Audiobooks just roll forward, whether you are ready or not… not time for the necessary reflection when something said might trigger some deep exploration of your own feelings.
I like the control that reading a book gives me and I seem to get much more out of books. Indeed, the book is a treasure, and it allows you to read it at your own pace, and stopping when you feel like it to allow it to sink in, and applying its meanings into your own life story. Thank you both, Mark and Tina. In short, I agree that audiobooks are cheating. Thank you very much for taking the time to give me your thoughts about it.
Hi Tina, Good writeup. Have heard so much about the Nityanand Ashram — practically next door back home ….