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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.

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Obstacles in spiritual practice

Our spiritual journey can sometimes be fraught with obstacles. These obstacles can be at a psychological level or spiritual level that create impediments in our spiritual growth. For example, ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) can cause family problems which could throw us off balance and cause us to leave our spiritual practice to attend to them. On the other hand, a personality defect of anger erupting over a small incident can undo any peace of mind that's gained after attending a spiritual discourse.

The following link examines both, the obstacles in spiritual practice and the remedies to overcome them.

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-obstacles

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Ce qui est important c'est prier sans cesse.
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Dreadlocks - A spiritual perspective

Introduction:

People from every walk of life, be it the music world or sports field, have opted to wear dreadlocks (matted coils of hair). As a result, this way of wearing hair is becoming increasingly socially acceptable. Even those with very straight hair have developed methods to dread lock their hair.

How dreadlocks are made:

Most dreadlocks are usually intentionally formed. Because of the variety of different hair textures, various methods are used to encourage the formation of locks, such as backcombing (teasing). Additionally, leaving long hair to grow naturally and not brushing or cutting the hair will encourage it to tangle together as it grows, leading to twisted, matted ropes of hair known as dreadlocks. The latter method is typically referred to as the ‘neglect’, ‘natural’, ‘organic’, or ‘freeform’ method.

Reasons for choosing this hair style:

People who wear dreadlocks are sharing that they are being drawn to wearing dreadlocks for a variety of reasons such as : in defiance of western standards of beauty, to maintain a racial or cultural connection, as a celebration of freedom, as a fashion statement, as a unique expression of their individuality, for religious reasons, to signify an attitude, etc.

Influenced by negative energy:

In reality, negative forces influence people to wear dreadlocks hairstyle by giving them thoughts, as we saw above, which will encourage people to wear dreadlocks. The reasons of formation of dreadlocks are associated with spiritual distress. It basically means creation of a negative energy center outside the body of a human being through the dreadlocks. The person who gets the dreadlocks done has 5% more chance to be attacked by negative energies. That is why it is advisable not to get dreadloks.
Spiritual Impact of wearing dreadlocks

Negative energies get attracted to dreadlocks since such an unkept hair is matted and twisted and emits raja (positive and negative) – tama (negative) vibrations. The negative eenergy centers created in the dreadlocks function at both, gross and subtle levels. At a subtle (spiritual) level, it is much more. Dreadlocks subtly pollute the external environment. Wherever the person with dreadlocks goes, the environment develops pressure in the atmosphere and bad subtle smell. Thus, wherever the person lives, it develops tension in the house because the whole house gets spiritually polluted due to a person wearing dreadlocks.

Summary:

Wearing dreadlocks has an overall negative impact on the person on physical, psychological and spiritual level.

Negative energies get attracted to dreadlocks hairstyle and adversely affect those who wear them as well as others around them.

Due to above reasons it is best not to get dreadlocks.

To be able to decipher right from wrong and if something or someone is emitting pleasant or distressing vibrations, spiritual practice is needed. When one does spiritual practice as per the 6 basic principles, one will be able to choose a lifestyle devoid of negative energy influences and lead a sattvik (positive) life.

For the full article, please visit:

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-life/how-to-not-get-dreadlocks

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some spiritaul occurances at times you just wonder if the dudes a bimbo or very bubbley
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Prayer

One important criteria in determining our spiritual progress is the extent of the dissolution of our mind, intellect and ego. 

The issue that we all face from birth is that we have had our parents, teachers and friends enhance our five senses, mind and intellect.

In the current world a lot of emphasis is given to things related to the five senses, mind and intellect, such as outer beauty, our salary, our circle of friends and the list goes on. For most of us, at no point we are told that the purpose of our lives is to go beyond ourselves, that is to tap into the God within.

So when we start spiritual practice we also have to unlearn years of conditioning that taught us to focus on our five senses, mind and intellect. Prayer is an important tool to reduce our reliance on the five senses, mind and intellect and help us unlearn years of conditioning.

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/prayer/

#Prayer #Pray #Chant #Goal #Life #Praying #Spiritual #Spirituality
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+Paul Brand Dear Paul, welcome to SSRF. We understand your point. 
We call Spirituality a ‘science’ for various reasons: 
In the spiritual dimension everything  is just as systematic and logical as that of the physical world.
The reason for everything that happens in the spiritual or subtle dimension is discernible just as in the physical or gross world.
The cause and effect relationship is as true in the subtle dimension as it is in the gross. Spiritual research is basically about understanding these subtle and intangible ‘causes’.
The principles concerning the spiritual dimension can be tested again and again with the requisite tools. Just as the research tools are different for physics and biology, so also is the case for spiritual science. In Spiritual research, the main tool required for analysis and measurement is a highly developed subtle perception ability, more popularly known as sixth sense (ESP).
Please read more about this topic in our article: 
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/aboutspiritualresearch/spiritualresearchobjectives
The main characteristic of Spiritual science is that a science of experience and thus the experience we gain by practicing Spirituality is essential :) 
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/happiness/spirituality
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The bird that found freedom using its intellect.

* Spiritual Story *

A wealthy merchant had a beautiful talking bird. He was very fond of it and always locked it up in a cage for fear of losing it. The bird gradually stopped learning new stories and songs to tell the merchant. Even so, because it had a sweet voice and pleasing manners, the merchant continued to love it.

After a few years, business took the merchant to the bird's homeland. He told the bird that he was going to its homeland and asked if there was anything he could do for the bird in return for its beauty and many years of service to him. The bird responded excitedly, asking to come along on the journey. The merchant did not agree, fearing that the precious bird would be stolen or find a way to escape.

The bird then asked the merchant if he would take a message to the bird's family, to which he readily agreed. The bird asked the merchant to inform its family that it was captured and kept in a cage to entertain its master. Further, the bird asked the merchant to inquire of his family how it could continue to flourish while living in the cage.

The merchant travelled to the bird's homeland and went into the jungle in search of the bird's family, seeking to keep his promise. After some time, he found the bird's family and conveyed the message to them. Upon hearing of the bird's captivity and request, all of the bird's family fell out of the trees and onto the ground, as if they died. The sight of the birds dropping to the ground horrified the merchant.

Upon returning home, he gently informed his bird of what had happened in the jungle. Upon hearing the story, the bird immediately dropped still on the floor of its cage. The merchant assumed that the shock of hearing such a sad story had killed the bird. He carefully opened the cage, removed the bird, and gently placed it upon the table as he prepared for its burial. As soon as the merchant's hands were off, the bird flew up and out of the window.

As the bird was flying away, the angry merchant asked it to explain the events. The bird calmly replied, "My family was giving you a message for me. In response to my question of how I could continue to flourish while imprisoned in this cage, they showed me the way to freedom. It was to pretend to be dead, so that you would take me out of the cage."

Moral: In the above story the bird achieved freedom by using its intellect correctly. Similarly we, too, can achieve freedom from all our worries and troubles by using our intellect to undertake regular spiritual practice.

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-practice-benefits/

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+Alrshed Sosal +Dustin Pour +spynx tecson +Liz Gately +jacinta tonto Gratitude to God that you all liked the story. Please do keep participating on our page. :)
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Fashion shows.

A Spiritual Perspective.

A fashion show is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase his or her upcoming line of clothing during Fashion Week. Fashion shows debut every season, particularly the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. This is where the latest fashion trends are made. 

Fashion shows have been brought through television to many homes and they are aired in restaurants, bars, cafes and airports. People watch them sometimes intentionally and sometimes just because fashion shows are on the TV in the space they are in. In the past few years fashion shows have been increasingly dark and tāmasik. This way, fashion shows exert their gross and subtle influence on millions of people. 

Considering the wide impact of fashion shows on population worldwide we have decided to research this phenomenon from a spiritual perspective as well. 

Spiritual perspective: 

Fashion shows set a trend in clothing for the next season. Since negative energies are influencing the minds of fashion designers, the clothes as well as fashion shows are very tamasik (negative) nowadays. 

Negative energies are using their black energy and their illusionary (māyāvi) energy to attract people and lure them to wear tamasik (negative) clothes as then the people who wear them will be more easy prey for negative energies. Some can even get possessed due to this. Sexual desires are also being increased due to fashion shows and their impact on people.

Another impact is that fashions shows increase the ego of models, fashion designers as well as people who follow the trend. That is why the modeling world is considered as ‘the world of vanity’. With the increase of ego, unhappiness increases as well and the person is more far away from experiencing Bliss, a permanent happiness all of us are striving for.

Quite often the fashion show is done by using tamasik (negative) music such as techno or heavy metal and various lights and smoke are added to make the show spookier. This clearly shows how much negative energies are now influencing the minds of people as the atmosphere in fashion shows resembles hell. Fashion designers and models very often suffer from negative energy problems. 

“The Netherworld (Bhuvarlok) is full of models.” – H.H.Dr. Athavale. 

To be able to decipher right from wrong and if something or someone is emitting pleasant or distressing vibrations, spiritual practice is needed. When one does spiritual practice as per the 6 basic principles, one will be able to choose a lifestyle devoid of negative energy influences and lead a sattvik (spiritually pure, positive) life. 

For the full article, including commentary from two former models who have now attained Sainthood with SSRF, please visit:

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-life/fashion-shows

#Spirituality #Fashion #Reality #Clothes #Hell #Negative
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+MADHUMATI VAVILALA Yes dear Madhumati, it is very true. 
We can try to inspire them to do chanting and spiritual practice. In time, as their mind gets purified with chanting, they will become more sensitive towards various vibrations and they will make more sattvik choices naturally. 
Are you maybe doing some spiritual practice? 
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TRANSFORMATION OF A SEEKER

BLISS AS THE UTMOST PURPOSE OF LIFE

Please read here: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritual-growth/bliss-as-purpose-of-life
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Dear +IESMAIL MUHAMED Can you please write in English as we have difficulties in translating your comment? 
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If I am a happy person, why would I need spiritual practice?

To this individual, we would say that these articles and spiritual practice are for you for the following three reasons:

- Life is in a constant state of flux. You cannot guarantee that all aspects of your life will remain constant and unchanging - such as your job situation, your financial situation, your family, etc.

- You need to learn how to develop a technique that allows you to build greater reservoirs of inner strength to face bad times, as one never knows when in life one will turn the corner and be presented with a not-so-nice life situation.

- There is a saying, “Don’t wait to dig a well when you are thirsty, rather dig it well in advance so that when you are thirsty, you have water to drink.”

Dear seekers, what do you feel? How does spiritual practice increase our inner strength? Please feel free to share.

For more on happiness, please see: http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/happiness/abouthappiness/happiness_causesofunhappiness_b

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And who is him?I.D.please!!
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Process of elimination of desires by chanting.

When there is dehbuddhi (Body awareness), desires exist. Also, the reason for our dissatisfaction and moroseness is the consciousness that we are this 'body' and the constant use of our sense and motor organs. But with chanting, the mind is less distracted by the attractions outside.

When this straying of the mind reduces, automatically the desires lose strength. Later the mind gets engrossed in chanting the Name. Instead of satisfying desires, the mind gets absorbed in chanting. Thus, the desires reduce and eventually remain no more. Since desires are subtle in nature they require subtle means to eliminate them, that is the Lord's Name.

-Importance and benefits of chanting

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/classrooms/how-does-chanting-work/

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In your image above, what's wrong with playing video games, listening to music if that's what people want to do? Your message isn't wholly accurate.
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Sattvik Love

In Sattvik (spiritual purity) love, a person loves even the one who does not love him, has no expectations, no attachment, no ego, nor restrictions.

This person hopes that others will do well, fulfills his duties, is selfless and has faith and feels happy in someone else's happiness.

For example, a mother's love for her child, a Saint's love towards the disciple.

http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/spiritualscience/sattva_raja_tama

#Spiritual #Love #Faith #Selfless #Spirituality
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+Jot Faib +steven Kahwa +makumbi louisa +david owusu +Ishmael Bunmi +Liz Gately +Eang Sor 
Dear readers, we appreciate your comments and we are glad that you liked this post :) 
Please see our article about Love without expectations (Priti) and how spiritual practice helps us to achieve this.
http://www.spiritualresearchfoundation.org/spiritualresearch/happiness/gaininghappiness/happiness_spirituallove_h
Wishing you all a blissful day ahead !
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NEW SSRF BLOG

Unprecedented number of daily visitors to ssrf.org

On 15 Apr 2014, SSRF.org received an unprecedented number of visitors to its website. The website was visited by 31,754 people which was 127% over the usual 14,000 daily visitors. While Google does not provide clear data on the exact keywords that contributed to the extraordinary spike in traffic, we suspect that the increase was due the total lunar eclipse and full moon that occurred on 15 Apr 2014. SSRF has articles on both events and discusses a spiritual perspective on eclipses and full moon. Key phrases were such as ‘meaning of eclipse’ (ranked #2 in the US), ‘meaning of lunar eclipse’, ‘lunar eclipse spiritual meaning’ and ‘full moon effects’ and some of the large volume key phrases that SSRF ranks highly for in Google’s search engine results. What is also interesting is that one third of the day’s visitors (over 10,000 of the 31,754 visits) came from Spanish languages from various countries in North and South America. Mexico, Argentina and Columbia were the main Spanish language countries.

When we compare year-on-year traffic growth of SSRF, it is a remarkable 92% increase over an already high traffic base the previous year. The extraordinary growth of traffic of SSRF.org is a testimony to the high quality knowledge that is available on SSRF, which the world has been waiting for. All this would not be possible without the grace of His Holiness Dr Athavale.

Mr. Sean Clarke, SSRF Editor

http://spiritualresearchfoundation.org/blog/messagestoseekers/2425/unprecedented-number-of-daily-visitors-to-ssrf-org/

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