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  Moksha Journal - Yoga and Meditation (Dhyana) - by Georg Feuerstein
The Sanskrit word dhyana, derived from the verbal root dhyai ("to contemplate, meditate, think"), is the most common designation both for the meditative state of consciousness and the yogic techniques by which it is induced.
The term dhyana is widely used to refer to the contemplative process that prepares the ground for the ecstatic state (samadhi), though occasionally the term is also employed to signify that superlative state of consciousness.
In the oldest Upanishads, dhyana is not yet recognized as a formal component of the spiritual path.
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  Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Dhyana, meditation, worship, religious meditation, contemplation, dharana, Yoga Sutra, yoga as a ...
Dhyana is the seventh limb of Ashtanga Yoga.
During dhyana, the consciousness is further unified by combining clear insights into distinctions between objects and between the subtle layers of veils that surround intuition.
In dhyana, the consciousness of the practitioner is in one flow; it is no longer fixed on one subject as in dharana.
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  Tara Center - Spiritual development through esoteric yoga
Dhyana is an effortless flow of the mind spontaneously directed toward the object.
Dhyana (meditation) is a dynamic process: during it, the mental processes (thoughts, ideas, etc.) are turning around the object of meditation, making free associations (for example) related to that particular object only.
Dhyana (meditation) is superimposed upon dharana (mental concentration).
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  Suddha Dharma Mandalam
Dhyana in other terms may be said as a means of recovering the primal memory of bliss, and such recovery of memory will be according to the viewpoint of the same.
While Saguna dhyana is resorted to, generally, by those of philanthropic and devotional attitude (Karma and Bhakthi), Nirguna Dhyana is resorted to by men of philosophic inclination (Gnana), in whom the insight, while combining the two attitudes, is predominantly abstractive.
Dhyana, Bhavana, and Karma; and the practice of Raja Yoga has to be entered upon by aspirants duly instructed in its mode by Suddhacharysas.
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 Theosophy Trust
Dhyana Marga – the Path of Meditation –; is an inward fusion of mentality and morality that releases the mystical energies of enlightenment.
It is a positive contribution to the profound impact of the New Cycle, to the elevation of human consciousness in the world as a whole, and to the careful preparation of the ground for the Mystery Temples of the future.
The apprentice on the path of Dhyana Marga must learn that the senses are liars; it is precisely at that moment when one seems outwardly to be most alone and engaged in the difficult task of acquiring mental concentration that one is in fact most directly related to humanity.
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 Dhyana - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
According to the Hindu Yoga Sutra dhyana is one of the eight methods of Yoga, (the other seven methods are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, and Samadhi).
In Dhyana, the meditator is not conscious of the act of meditation (i.e.
Dhyana is distinct from Dharana in that the meditator becomes one with the object of meditation and is able to maintain this oneness for 144 inhalations and expirations.
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 Dhyana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to the Hindu Yoga Sutra dhyana is one of the eight methods of Yoga, (the other seven methods are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, and Samadhi).
In East Asia, several schools of Buddhism were founded that focused on dhyana, under the names Chan, Zen, and Seon.
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 The Complete Practice of Yoga
In the Yoga Sutras it states, “Dhyana is unbroken, continuous focus on one thing for an extended period of time.” With dhyana we move beyond the realm of dharana or remembering and returning our attention to a focal point, to total absorption into the object of our focus.
The easiest way to think about the state of Dhyana is to think of those moments when the only thing in the world that you are aware of is the object of your attention and nothing else, not a thought, a sound, a smell, nothing, only you and the object.
In the state of dhyana, we are living as lovers: in the moment, connected and in bliss.
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 Blessed Dhyana
Dhyana is a Sanskrit word that refers to an altered state of consciousness resulting from the practice Raja Yoga.
The three states are Dharana (fixing the mind on a single thought or object), Dhyana (a uniting of the Subject and Object), and Samhadhi (lit.
The second theme is more lyrical and represents the passage into Dhyana as one loses one self in the process.
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 Vipassana Dhyana   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhyana is simple; precisely because it is simple, it seems to be very difficult.
Vipassana Dhyana is a very simple technique through which the Buddha became enlightened.
Vipassana Dhyana is not yoga, which is arduous and complex.
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 PREKSHA DHAYNA: BASIC PRINCIPLES
Preksa Dhyana is the system of meditation engaging one's mind fully in the perception of subtle internal and innate phenomena of consciousness.
The term dhyana (meditation) is usually defined as the concentration of thinking on a particular subject for a length of time.
And, therefore when linked with Preksa Dhyana becomes 'concentration of perception and not of thought' While it is conceded that both thinking (conception) as well as seeing (perception) assist in ascertaining and knowing the truth, the latter is more potent than the former.
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 Moksha Journal - Yoga and Meditation (Dhyana)
The term dhyana is widely used to refer to the contemplative process that prepares the ground for the ecstatic state Samadhi, though occasionally the term is also employed to signify THAT superlative state of consciousness.
The expression dhyana is first to be met in the Upanishadic literature, starting with the archaic Chandogya-Upanishad (7.6.1,2; 7.1; 26,1) and Kaushitaki-Upanishad (3.2 3 4 6).
That is to say, in the meditative state all arising ideas tend to naturally revolve around the chosen object of meditation to the exclusion of sensory stimuli.
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 Dhyana (Meditation) - Modus Operandi
Most of us remain permanently engaged in these two Dhyanas with the result that we are not able to make any progress spiritually.
Next two Dhyanas are of the superior variety and help us to progress further in our journey to freedom.
Dharma Dhyana takes our mind away from Artta and Raudra which are degrading the spirit and which result only in earning further karmas which bind the spirit.
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 MEDITATION - THE ESSENCE OF DHYANA
THE MEANING OF DHYANA:- The real menaing of dhyana is to turn your inner senses on the right tract, to become stable in your nature and not to indulge in excesses.
Another meaning or dhyana is, to look within yourself and eradicate the restlessness and agitation which you are suffering from.
The essence of dhyana is to turn your inner senses on the appropriate path and become stabel in your nature.
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 Dhyana
Dhyana is the practice of mind control by which we stop all thinking and seek to realize Truth in its essence.
Therefore, in the practice of Dhyana we should treat the mood of hatred as though it was a personality that was annoying not only yourself, but your relatives and enemies; and not only in the present but because of memory in both the past and the future.
It is in the quiet of Dhyana practice that remorse with its burden of sadness and regret and vexation rises to disturb the mind and prevent its concentration.
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 VAHINI.ORG: DOWNLOADS-DHYANA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhyana and Dhyana alone has the capacity to make a person transcend the vicissitudes of time and make him ever the same equanimous individual, as if he is another Creator himself.
Dhyana is the only island of refuge in the ocean of life for all beings tossed on the waves of desire, doubt, dread and despair.
Dhyana is the Seventh of the Eight-fold Yoga.
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 Dhyana
Dhyana is the seventh of the eight limbs of yoga.
It is most commonly translated as “meditation.” However, it is useful to notice that dhyana follows the sixth of the eight limbs — dharana, or concentration.
This is the state of dhyana, sustained concentration.
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The Dhyana meditation chair comes with a sacral tilting mechanism that allows you to create a slight forward angle of the seat creating perfect spinal alignment.
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 Hamsa Dhyana
The third aspect of hamsa dhyana is to develop awareness of these reactions, to go to the source of these reactions, which is the ego, and to harmonize the various aspects of ego.
The fourth instinct is maithuna, the sexual aspect, the primordial instinct, the urge to procreate, the urge to leave an impression in life which is recognized as mine, the urge to multiply, the urge to maintain some form of continuity.
Ultimately, through the practice of hamsa dhyana, a stage of integration is reached wherein the different levels of the personality, instinctive, emotional, mental and psychic, are able to function and coordinate harmoniously.
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 Sathya Sai Baba - Dhyana Vahini - Page 14   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dhyana is the only island of refuge in the ocean of life for all beings tossed on the waves of desire, doubt, dread and despair.
Dhyana is the Seventh of the Eight-fold Yoga.
Dhyana is the very basis of all Sadhana.
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 The Dhyana-Samadhi Meditation Concentrations
We say that the joy and bliss of the second dhyana is higher than that of the first dhyana, but to really understand the difference between these stages requires you to experience them yourself, otherwise these various descriptions will simply be words you cannot digest.
As we have discussed, the general method one uses to ascend from one dhyana to the next is to progressively eliminate the coarse dhyana factors which you discover through your prajna insight, namely the insight discernment capabilities which are born through cessation-contemplation practice (shamatha-vipashyana).
In the fourth dhyana you are finally free of a large degree of your discriminative thoughts, and with this accomplishment you can therefore look upon all the previous dhyana, and pre-dhyana stages, as being quite coarse in nature.
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 Han-shan on Dhyana (Ch'an/Zen)
This being the case, although dhyana constituted a separate transmittal outside of the teachings, in actuality, it is because the teachings bring forth a corresponding realization that one then [succeeds in] perceiving the non-dual path of the buddhas and patriarchs.
From these [examples] we know that as it came down to us from the Buddha and the patriarchs the intent was only to instruct a person in obtaining a complete awakening to his own mind and in the recognition [of the true nature] of the "self," that's all.
In the past when the way of dhyana was flourishing, there were clear-eyed knowing advisors everywhere and the patch-robed men who were about in the land pursuing their investigations were many.
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 Meditation (Dhyana)
The Kularnava Tantra defines dhyana in the following way: "Controlling the affliction of senses by the mind, contemplation by the inner being of the chosen deity is called dhyana".
In the tantrik traditions, there are numerous dhyanas which require intense visualisation skills, themselves part of the "work on oneself" or sadhana required by an initiate.
The number of arms and heads, the weapons held in such hands, and other elements of the dhyanas, are intended to remind a practitioner of the essential nature of the devata meditated on.
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 Swami Vivekananda : DHYANA AND SAMADHI
When the mind has been trained to remain fixed on a certain internal or external location, there comes to it the power of flowing in an unbroken current, as it were, towards that point.
When one has so intensified the power of Dhyana as to be able to reject the external part of perception and remain meditating only on the internal part, the meaning, that state is called Samadhi.
First, there is the external vibration; second, the nerve motion that carries it to the mind; third, the reaction from the mind, along with which flashes the knowledge of the object which was the external cause of these different changes from the ethereal vibrations to the mental reactions.
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 Intensivo Dhyana Yoga in Valtellina
Il Dhyana Yoga si fonda sull'idea che siano fondamentali,nella vita dell'Uomo, oltre alla cura e allo sviluppo del corpo fisico, altre dimensioni,meno visibili ma non meno fondamentali.
Il Dhyana Yoga permette, quindi, di richiamare l'energia dall'Alto e tradurla ed utilizzarla, in seguito, sul piano fisico, energetico, emotivo e mentale.
L'Intensivo di Dhyana Yoga è un'esperienza teorico-pratica della durata di una giornata (dalle 10.00 alle 17.00), svolta in gruppo e guidata da insegnanti qualificati, mirata a scoprire ed avviare l'approfondimento dei fondamenti del Dhyana Yoga.
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