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Spiritual research since 1985. Dedicated to the spiritual progress of every individual and society as a whole.
The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) is a non-profit organisation. Its seekers have undertaken extensive and exhaustive research in the spiritual realm since 1985, and have recently begun to publish this spiritual research on its website. In doing so, the SSRF intends to demystify the spiritual realm and provide research that will help every individual to effectively alleviate difficulties in life and progress spiritually.


Study Finds Meditation Reduces Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke By 50%

Everyone knows the amazing spiritual benefits of meditation. More clarity, more presence, more awareness, more connectedness, more groundedness, and greater insight. The list of emotional and physical benefits of meditation is literally endless.

There have been countless studies done on the health benefits of meditation, but this by far is the most prestigious and significant meditation study to date.
A study from the American Heart Association found that regular meditation twice a day was correlated with a 48% reduced rate of heart attack and stroke immediately. With cardiovascular disease currently being the leading cause of death in the United States and in the entire world, these findings have never been more important.

For some of us new to spirituality 5-10 minutes of meditation might be a simple fix to many future physical and psychological ailments. Those who are more experienced might have already felt firsthand the health benefits as they progressed in their meditation, and still further some might be in search of everlasting peace through sincere meditation for hours per day.

No matter where we are in our spiritual journey, adding chanting God's name to your spiritual practice will help physically, psychologically as well as spiritually.
Whenever we are chanting we are in a state of communion with God. The seeker practicing meditation comes to the state of being awake from the state of meditation, on the other hand, when chanting is continuous then we are continuously in the ‘awakened state’, i.e. in a way we are in a continuous state of meditation.

Also, the distress from a disease due to physical, psychological or spiritual reasons becomes evident only when its presence grows to 30%. Then it manifests physically or psychologically. Due to chanting, we come to know of the disease even before these signs start showing. If distress is supposed to occur in the future, or presently if the distress is not evident, then with chanting the distress starts showing in the form of physical or psychological problems. This is because the organs that get affected by the disease receive positive frequencies from the chanting. Even doctors are unable to diagnose the disease unless the problem is present to an extent of 30%, whereas if the problem is present to an extent of 10-30%, e.g. if someone has a psychiatric problem, then due to chanting it is detected.

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Fashion Shows – a spiritual perspective

A fashion show is an event organised for fashion designers to showcase their upcoming line of clothing or accessories. Fashion shows debut every season, particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. This is where the latest fashion trends are made.

The two most influential fashion weeks are Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, which are both semiannual events. Also the Milan, London and Berlin Fashion Week are of global importance. In a typical fashion show, models walk the catwalk (runway) dressed in the clothing created by the designer.
Occasionally, fashion shows take the form of installations, where the models are static, standing or sitting in a constructed environment.

A wide range of contemporary designers tend to produce their shows as theatrical productions with elaborate sets and added elements such as live music or a variety of technological components.

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Yes I agree with this..............but I don't know how to stop the world.............except spreading my word out there.
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What are chakras?

Just as the heart is the principle centre (organ) of the circulatory system and the brain of the nervous system, similarly the subtle energy system has various centres (chakras) and channels. There are 72,000 subtle-channels. Of these channels, the three main subtle-channels are:

Sushumnanadi: the central channel that extends from base of spine to the top of the head

Pinglanadi: the sun channel, that is, the channel that runs to the right of the

Idanadi: the moon channel, that is, the channel that runs to the left of the Sushumnanadi

There are seven main Kundalini chakras that are distributed along the Central channel. They are mainly associated with the subtle body and provide subtle-energy to bodily functioning.

To know more about all 7 chakras, refer to the below link:

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If one does chanting all the time, how will one be able to carry out one's day-to-day activities?

H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj: "I do not think that chanting i.e., thinking of God hampers anything. When chanting is done willfully by the conscious mind, initially the daily activities may become a little difficult, but later on when the subconscious mind begins chanting, there is no hindrance to the daily routine.

Hearing chanting in the state of an observer implies simultaneously hearing God's name and chanting along with it. Similarly, it is possible to do daily activities and to chant simultaneously."

Dear all, have you noticed how you are able to chant during some activities when you were not able to when you first began chanting?

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An example of H.H. Dr Athavale’s Spiritual Love (Priti) for humanity - New SSRF Blog article
On the SSRF website there is an article that discusses the pros and cons of burying versus cremating as a funeral practice for the dead. When the article was written, the benefits of cremation were given from the viewpoint when all the aspects of rites as per the Holy texts were adhered to, such as recitation of mantras, certain rituals, proper funeral pyre, etc. Recently a seeker brought to our attention that if someone overseas wants to be cremated, the only option they have is to be cremated in a crematorium, which is unlike how the funeral pyre ritual is meant to be conducted. In such crematoriums there are no rituals conducted or recitation of mantras or understanding of how such mantras can help a subtle body its onward journey in the afterlife.
I mentioned this observation to His Holiness Dr Athavale on 26 Mar 2015. From a spiritual perspective, in order to facilitate the onward journey of the subtle body of the deceased in the afterlife and to improve the spiritual impact on the environment, H.H. Dr Athavale gave the following subtle readings about the various popular funeral methods:
-Cremation alone helps 30%
-Cremation with mantras helps 100%
-Burial/Comsumption by vultures impacts us -30%
Then H.H. Dr Athavale paused and on His own accord said, “How can we help the subtle bodies of the deceased whose funerals are conducted in crematoriums so that they gain the spiritual benefit of the mantras that are to be said during the various last rites?” Then He guided that we should upload the required mantras on the SSRF website so that everyone can gain access to them. This would in turn help those who have no choice but to opt for a funeral in a crematorium in foreign countries, to get the benefit of the spiritual energy from the mantras.”
As this would entail the studio cost of recording and editing the audio along with 4-5 seekers’ time through the production, I asked if we should charge a nominal fee for the mantras posted on the website.To this He said, “No, give it to society free-of-charge; we do not have any copyright on these mantras.
”While H.H. Dr Athavale was speaking, my spiritual emotion (bhav) got awakened. I felt His spiritual love (Priti) or unconditional love for society. H.H. Dr Athavale is constantly thinking of how people from all over the world can gain access to spiritual knowledge so that it can help alleviate suffering caused due to spiritual distress.

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Do you wish to contribute to the spread of spirituality?

SSRF is run by volunteers who have the common aim of serving God and society as a part of their collective spiritual practice. Since SSRF started this website, we have been asked by a number of people how they, too, can contribute to the SSRF mission.The best way to serve God is through the spread of Spirituality and awakening society to its importance.

To derive the most benefit from Service unto the Absolute Truth (satseva), it is best done on a strong base of individual spiritual practice. Hence, the best way you can start contributing is to start spiritual practice yourself. SSRF has provided a recommended spiritual practice that you can begin or incorporate into your existing spiritual routine.

By experiencing the benefits of spiritual practice first hand and telling others about it, we can better serve the spread of Spirituality.

The following are various things you can do to contribute to SSRF and the spread of Spirituality based on some common attributes:

-I am Internet savvy and have a lot of friends that I email / I am part of an online group
-I have a website
-I am a retailer
-I have access to the mediaI am from a like-minded organization
-I have studied the SSRF website quite wellI know English and am also fluent in another language
-I live in an area where SSRF regularly conducts lectures and satsangs
-I have access to a hall that can be used for lectures free-of-charge
-I would like to buy a sattvik (spiritually pure) gift for a loved one
-I would like to donate
-I have been helped by implementing the spiritual practice recommended by SSRF
-I have specific skills in museum preservation methods or video editing

‪#‎Spiritual‬ ‪#‎Donate‬ ‪#‎Incense‬ ‪#‎Contribution‬ ‪#‎Charity‬ ‪#‎Satsang‬ ‪#‎Gift‬ ‪#‎Spirituality‬ ‪#‎God‬ ‪#‎Satseva‬ ‪#‎Service‬ ‪#‎ServeGod‬
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Dear +Eberochi O​ we are very glad and grateful to see you have this desire - please follow this link to see how you can help and contribute to spread spirituality

Are you maybe doing some spiritual practice?
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Story: The devotion of Shri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was a great Saint who lived in the 19th century in Bengal, India. He was named Gadadhar at birth. Gadadhar was a bright young boy. Once He saw some beautiful pictures of various deities. Immediately, he copied all of them on his own canvas. He would sculpt beautiful statues of various deities. From childhood, he was fond of God and would love to hear stories and songs about God and deities. He did not like to attend school and often said, “I do not want the school that teaches how to get a job and earn money, I want the school that will teach me about how to reach God.”

A rich lady called Rani Rasmani had built a temple for Kali Mata in Dakshineshwar, outside the city of Kolkata. Rani Rasmani and her son-­in­-law, Mathur Babu, noticed Gadadhar’s love for God. Hence, they asked Him to be the priest of that temple, and so Gadadhar moved to Dakshineshwar. He was often seen absorbed in worshipping Mother Kali without any thought about the outside world.

Once Mathur Babu presented Sri Ramakrishna with a beautiful shawl. Sri Ramakrishna was not interested in any such things; he was only interested in God.

But since Mathur Babu had given it with so much love, Sri Ramakrishna took it. After looking at it from all angles, he put it on. In a few moments, he began thinking, “What is so special about this shawl? This expensive shawl does not provide me with real comfort or happiness. Instead it takes me my thoughts away from God and makes me think about it.” Then He took a match and set one end of the shawl on fire. The shawl got half­burned and looked quite bad. Ramakrishna said, “There! This looks fine. Now the shawl is not beautiful nor worth anything. Now I do not have to worry about taking care of it. Now I can spend my time repeating (chanting) God’s Name.”

Moral of the story: Many a times we think more about gifts, toys and materialistic things rather than God’s Name. Through this story, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa teaches us to value God’s Name more than anything else in the world. To love repeating (chanting) God’s Name and to be close to God the way Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was, we too, can repeat (chant) God’s Name everyday.

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Invaluable treasure of thoughts of H. H. Pande Maharaj about Love

"We must love because it is free. It does not cost anything!" - H. H. Pande Maharaj
Spiritual love (Priti) is unconditional, no matter what the circumstances are. This form of love is Divine and only develops after a considerable amount of spiritual practice when one perceives God in everyone.

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Unparalleled Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

The period between the years 1999 – 2023 represents a twilight period between two eras as we move from a darker age (mini-Kaliyug) to a spiritually better one (mini-Satyayug) within the main era of Kaliyug. During this twilight period of 23 years, any spiritual practice undertaken by one according to the basic principles of Spirituality will benefit one immensely. This is because God graces seekers with spiritual progress when done even in adverse times.

In fact, each year of spiritual practice in these 23 ‘twilight’ years is equal to 50 years during the course of an era. Taking adulthood to be about 50 years in an average human’s lifespan; spiritual practice undertaken in these 23 years would be equivalent to over 1000 years. Another way of looking at it would be that we would be getting the benefit of 20 lifetimes of spiritual practice in just one lifetime.

For seekers of God who want to grow spiritually, these 23 years represent an unparalleled opportunity for spiritual growth. Every effort made to realise God in these years will have a multiplied effect.

Dear Readers to know more about what is twilight period kindly click on following link:

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Limitation of science in the physical world

A.) Feeling hungry : Science cannot tell whether someone is hungry or not. Also it cannot tell how much is the hunger.

B.) Feeling thirsty : Science cannot tell whether someone is thirsty, how thirsty is that person and how much water will be required to quench that thirst.

C.) Knowing about taste : Science cannot explain what exactly is taste and what does it mean when something tastes sweet or spicy. Unless one eats something, one does not come to know its taste. This means science cannot prove this; you have to perform an action to understand it.

Authorities in science will not understand that one has to understand Spirituality at an action level, means one has to experience it himself. Hence even though it is clear that Spirituality is a science, still it feels like a superstition.

D.) Increase dependence on Maya (the great illusion): Research leads to inventions which only enhance our dependence on the five senses, mind and intellect. This in turn makes our ego (aham) more entrenched. Many inventions which we applauded are now causing us harm on a global scale for e.g. plastic waste, genetically altered food, atomic bomb, etc.

E.) Not aligned with the basic purpose of life : Once we have understood that the basic purpose of life is to realise God or to experience the soul within us then all our efforts need to be aligned with this. Unfortunately, all research conducted in current times is related to Maya and not towards experiencing the God Principle or soul in all of us.

Therefore, this type of research does not lead us to the ultimate Truth that is the experience of the God Principle within us. As a result, it is detrimental as it is not aligned with the basic purpose of life.

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The wonderful world of science.
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Which of the following can be considered spiritual practice on the path of action?

A.) Charity work of giving clothes to the poor
B.) Social work like helping people to make good decisions in life
C.) Going about our day to day duties or doing their jobs properly
D.) Doing all actions or deeds with the clear experience that I am not doing it but God or the power running the universe is doing it

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+Spiritual Science Research Foundation I love your posts. Thanks so much for sharing. Regarding the question, perhaps all of them? They all can be the renouncing of the fruits of one's efforts as a spiritual offering.
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World Book Day

World book day is today (23 April). As part of World Book Day, SSRF has many valuable Holy Texts written by Saints. The difference between books written by Saints and those of non-Saints is shared below.

Saints have the capacity to access divine knowledge from the Universal Mind and Intellect on the basis of their spiritual practice itself.

They convey this knowledge to the average person through books. Saints do not have any worldly perspective behind writing a book on the knowledge that they have attained like attaining fame or earning money.

Also they do not have the doership that Their book will change the world. They do so as Their spiritual practice as per God’s wish and because of Their spiritual love for humanity. This is so that people who want to progress spiritually have a roadmap for their spiritual practice so as to attain the final goal of God-realisation.

Saints write books based on the basic spiritual purpose of life, i.e. to complete one’s destiny and attain God realisation. This is their only objective. All proceeds from books sold are used to help people grow spiritually. Thus they are in total alignment with God’s objective. Their books are never about how to succeed in the Great Illusion (Maya) but rather how to transcend one’s attachment to it.

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World book day is actually tomorrow 2/23/15. Today is the 22nd of March. Just thought I should get everyone on the right day😃😵 
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