Self-Realization through Yoga Meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra

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Rotating Circles Illusion and Meditation

The circles appear to move, but are actually stationary.
Focus on any of the small black circles (in the center) and the motion stops!
(Gazing at this picture is not literally being suggested as a meditation practice.)

A picture is worth a thousand words!
Meditation is similar to this picture. Meditation in action is also similar.
Train the mind to be one-pointed and the inner obstacles come to rest!

See also: Yoga Sutras 1.30-1.32 on practicing one-pointedness,
Yoga Sutras 1.33-1.39 for some objects on which to meditate,
the Online Trataka/Gazing Meditation,
and other Interactive Practices.

(Scroll down to center the picture in the frame and to read the three sutras.)


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Yoga Sutras 1.30-1.32

1.30: Nine kinds of distractions come that are obstacles encountered on the path, and are physical illness, tendency of the mind to not work efficiently, doubt or indecision, lack of attention to pursuing the means of samadhi, laziness in mind and body, failure to regulate the desire for worldly objects, incorrect assumptions or thinking, failing to attain stages of the practice, and instability in maintaining a level of practice once attained.

1.31: From these obstacles, there are four other consequences that also arise, and these are: 1) mental or physical pain, 2) sadness or dejection, 3) restlessness, shakiness, or anxiety, and 4) irregularities in the exhalation and inhalation of breath.

1.32: To prevent or deal with these nine obstacle and their four consequences, the recommendation is to make the mind one-pointed, training it how to focus on a single principle or object.




This site is devoted to presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of our sadhana or practices is the highest Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which complement one another like fingers on a hand. We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha, and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the Absolute.