• The Power of sound
  • Rhythm and ritual
  • Listening to the silence

The Power of sound

To utter OM regularly in groups has a better effect on the subtle planes for world peace than peace demonstrations.

Rhythm and ritual

All rhythms and rituals finally aim at transforming the matter of our body in a natural way in order to enable a faster development.

Listening to the silence

When we listen to the silence, we will hear a humming sound. This is the voice of silence, the soundless sound which is heard in the heart centre.

Ganapati Puja

“Meditation is not a doing, but a happening”

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There are many who have lot of knowledge but only when it is associated with the divine, it becomes useful knowledge. Until then, knowledge is useless and it leads to pride. Knowledge without devotion creates an illusion and is dangerous. For devotion to stabilise in us, we can worship the Lord regularly. We can pray to the Lord in any form we like.

A consolidated divine principle in which all other principles are present is Ganapati. In Ganapati, the principles of all 3 Logos and their consorts are present. All the intelligences grace their presence through Ganapati. There are 16 + 2 names of Ganapati.

OM Sumukhaaya Namah
OM Ekadantaaya Namah
OM Kapilaaya Namah
OM Gajakarnakaaya Namah
OM Lambodaraaya Namah
OM Vikataaya Namah
OM Vighnaraajaaya Namah
OM Ganaadhipaaya Namah
OM Dhoomaketave Namah
OM Ganaadhyakshaaya Namah
OM Phaalachandraaya Namah
OM Gajaananaaya Namah
OM Vakratundaaya Namah
OM Surpakarnaaya Namah
OM Herambaaya Namah
OM Skandhapoorvajaaya Namah
OM Sarvasiddhipradayakaya Namah
OM Sri MahaGanapadhipataye Namah

When Ganapati graces, our thought, speech, and action will be streamlined. We will get the right thought at the right time. When there is order in our life, there will be expansion in our consciousness. It is said that stability was established in Creation only after the descent of Ganapati into Creation.

There is Shodashopachara Ganapati Puja, with 16 Upacharas in it. When Lord Krishna was asked what Puja should be done, he said Shodashopachara Puja is sufficient. The 16 Upacharas are of Ganapati Puja are:

Upachara Description
1 Avahana Invitation to descend
2 Asana Offer a place to sit
3 Padaprakshalana Washing of feet
4 Hastaprakshalana Washing of hands
5 Achamanam Offering water to drink
6 Snanam Bathing
7 Vastram Offering clothes to wear
8 Yagyopaveetam Offering the Sacred Thread
9 Gandham Offering sandalwood powder
10 Pushpam Offering flowers. Ganapati likes Garika (a species of grass)
more than a flower.
11 Dhupam Offering incense
12 Deepam Lighting a lamp
13 Naivedyam Offering food to eat
14 Tambulam Offering betel leaves and areca nuts
15 Neerajanam Offering lighted camphor
16 Mantrapushpam Offering of a flower after chanting a mantra