Only The Pure In Heart Can Attain To Samadhi | Story of the Endless Pitcher

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Purity forms the absolute bedrock of spirituality. Purity of heart comprises frankness, innocence, straightforwardness and absence of all evil thoughts. Only the pure in heart can attain to Samadhi (God-realization). Through his narration of enclosed story, Swami Vivekananda, who had himself attained to Nirvikalpa Samadhi, has tried to […]

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The Spiritual Bee Shall Resume Publication From January 15th 2017

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Dear Spiritual Bee’ers, I am terribly sorry for having fallen off the publication schedule. I live with my parents and over the last few months both of them fell sick simultaneously. Having to take care of 2 ailing parents unfortunately took a toll on my ability to post. […]

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Merely Visiting Temples is NOT Religion – When Unholy People Gather, Holiness of Tirtha Vanishes!

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Note to Readers: The new video is scheduled to be released by early December. It’s topic is: “Why the Manusmriti is subordinate to Vedanta and why many of its injunctions are not valid today”. I have chosen to put the earlier promised video on how to find the […]

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Religious Fanaticism: Why Followers of Various Religions Quarrel With Each Other

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The following story was narrated by Swami Vivekananda in his second lecture at the historic Parliament of Religions, in Chicago in 1893. The ending section of this story has been bolstered with excerpts from Swamiji’s first speech before the same Parliament. I will tell you a little story. […]

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Beautiful Hindi Bhajans That Infuse the Heart With Divine Love | FREE

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Free Mantras & Bhajans || Beautiful Hindi Bhajans Enclosed below is a collection of beautiful Hindi bhajans, whose melodious tunes infuse the heart with devotional fervor and divine love. What makes these bhajans extra-special are their meaningful and thought-provoking lyrics, which inspire sadhaks to hasten the pace of […]

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Gayatri Mantra Free Download | Surya Ashtakam | Gayatri Aarti Mp3

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Free Mantras & Bhajans || Gayatri Mantra & Surya Ashtakam Enclosed below are several melodious chantings of the Gayatri Mantra, the Surya Mandala Ashtakam (Gayatri Stavan) and a rendition of the Gayatri Aarti. They have been sung by various musical teams of talented devotees from the All World […]

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Disheartened With Your Meditation? Valuable Advice From Sri Aurobindo

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Frustrations, delays, doubts and difficulties are a part of every sadhak’s (spiritual aspirant’s) sadhana. This truth was beautifully underscored, by Shriram Sharma Acharya in his retelling of the story of Madhvacharya (previous post), which resonated with so many Spiritual Bee readers. Therefore in this post, we shall delve […]

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Don’t Be Sad if Your Meditation or Mantra Japa, Does Not Yield Immediate Results

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Have you ever become disheartened with the pace of your sadhana? Have you ever felt that you are making no progress in your mantra japa or meditation? If you have, then the following story is just for you. In it Yugrishi Shriram Sharma Acharya outlines an extremely important […]

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Can Mantra Chanting Bestow Siddhi (God-Realization)?

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Portions of the following post have been taken from an article published in the Akhand Jyoti, a magazine of the Gayatri Pariwar, founded by Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharya. In this excerpted conversation Shriram Sharma Acharya explains in a wonderfully simple way, why a mere verbal repetition of mantras […]

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The Path of Spirituality is as Difficult as Walking on a Razor’s Edge

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It is a known fact that whenever a sadhak (spiritual aspirant) begins to walk on the road towards God-realization, he/she is often beset with tremendous challenges. These challenges strike at the sadhak from 2 opposite directions. 1. Outside Challenges The first set of difficulties come from outside – […]

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