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~Unconditional Love~

Unconditional love is a term that describes a selfless, higher form of love than romantic love. In Indian and yoga philosophy, this type of love is considered the highest form of devotion, or bhakti.

In Sanskrit, there are five words that translate as “love.” Prem is typically that word used to describe unconditional love, and atma-prem describes unconditional love of the inner or higher Self. This unconditional love requires nothing in return, leading instead to total surrender and devotion.

~Superconscious Chanting~

Superconscious chanting is a form of chanting of which it is said that the vibrations of the chanting, especially of the cosmic vibration “Aum” or “Om,” are converted internally into realization, and as such they are established in the superconscious, subconscious and conscious minds. This is considered by many to be a very deep and accomplished experience, and one which may take many years of practice.

Superconscious chanting allows for the spiritual experience of the deeper truths. Once a chant has brought about a response from the superconscious, some describe it as having been spiritualized.

~Sthitaprajna~

Sthitaprajna is a Sanskrit term that means “contented,” “calm” and “firm in judgment and wisdom.” It is a combination of two words: sthita, meaning “existing,” “being” and “firmly resolved to,” and prajna, meaning “wise,” “clever” and “intelligent.”

In the Bhagavad Gita, sthitaprajna refers to a man of steady wisdom. The yogi is described in Sloka 55 as a sthitaprajna when he “renounces completely all the desires of the mind, when he is fully satisfied with his mind fixed in Atman.”

~Divya Chakshu~

According to Hindu scriptures, Divya Chakshu is the divine, psychic eye, otherwise known as the third eye. In the Upanishads, it is said that the human body has ten gates – nine for the external world (two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, mouth, anus & genitals) and a tenth for the inner realms of divine consciousness (the third eye). The Divya Chakshu is thought to be a portal to intuitive wisdom and higher realms of consciousness.