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Sahaj Marg

Sahaj Marg or Heartfulness Meditation is a set of meditative practices first developed at the turn of the twentieth century and formalized into teaching through Shri Ram Chandra Mission in 1945. It is a form of Raja Yoga meditation system. Use of pranahuti or yogic transmission and the cleaning of impressions (called samskaras) are claimed to be unique to this method.[1][2]

The Heartfulness Movement's headquarters is located in Kanha Shanti Vanam near Hyderabad in Telangana, India. The current global guide of the organization is Kamlesh Patel (Daaji).[3]

History

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The organizational body Shri Ram Chandra Mission was formally registered in 1945 by Ram Chandra (1899-1983). As part of the Sahaj Marg spiritual practice, Ram Chandra adopted a technique called pranahuti as taught by his spiritual master bearing the same name Ram Chandra of Fatehgarh in India (popularly called "Lalaji" by his followers).[4]

Practice

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The system involves daily and weekly practices including solitary and group meditation.[5] Heartfulness practices include relaxation, meditation, cleaning (or rejuvenation) and prayer.[6][7]

Meditation focuses on the practitioner's heart. A subtle yogic transmission, also called pranahuti, is a part of the system, and so is "cleaning" or "rejuvenation", which involves suggestions and positive affirmations. The practitioner performs a prayer before going to bed at night.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ Pisharody, Rahul V (9 February 2020). "Near Hyderabad, 'world's largest meditation centre', inaugurated by President Kovind". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  2. ^ Somasekar, M. (24 January 2020). "World's largest meditation centre coming up in Hyderabad". thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  3. ^ PRABHU, UMA KENI (23 November 2019). "A spiritual movement that advocates a 'heartful' approach to wellness". The Sunday Guardian Live. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  4. ^ "हार्टफुलनेस मेडिटेशन से आत्म-विकास : पटेल" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar Hindi. Retrieved 30 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation," Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine C. Suntharamoorthy, Daily News, Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.
  6. ^ Sankar Sylapan, Bhuvnesh; Nair, Ajay Kumar; Jayanna, Krishnamurthy; Mallipeddi, Saketh; Sathyanarayana, Sunil; Kutty, Bindu M. (1 November 2020). "Meditation, well-being and cognition in heartfulness meditators – A pilot study". Consciousness and Cognition. 86: 103032. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2020.103032. ISSN 1053-8100. PMID 33096504. S2CID 224806910. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  7. ^ S Mehdi, Tamanna (29 April 2020). "So, what's your kind of meditation?". The New Indian Express. The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
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