Brahma Muhurta

Who gets up early to discover the moment light begins?
– Rumi

Brahma Muhurta is the ”Time of God” – the best time, it is said, for spiritual practice.

This is the time when Sattwa guna – or the vibration of goodness – is at its peak.

It is a time when the mind and consciousness are said to be more malleable..we have yet to start worrying and plotting and speculating about the day.

Meditate first – even briefly – and then do whatever it is that is your spiritual practice.

“At this time, there are loving (sattvic) qualities in nature that can bring peace of mind and freshness to the doors of perception”.

(Dr Vasant Lad – Ayurvedic Scholar)

O traveler get up; it is dawn-it is not right that you continue sleeping.
One who awakes, he finds, One who is asleep, he loses.
Get up and open your eyes from slumber and meditate on your Master.

”In Hinduism, Brahmamuhurta (time of Brahma) is a period (muhurta) of forty-eight minutes before sunrise which is considered the most auspicious time for meditation, worship or any other religious practice.

Professor John. S. Hoyland has described it as the moment when “the veil between the things that are seen and the things that are unseen becomes so thin as to interpose scarcely any barrier at all between the eternal beauty and truth and the soul which would comprehend them”

(from Wikipedia)

Do not complain that there is no time for sadhana. Reduce sleep and tall talks. Stick to meditation in brahmamuhurta.

(Swami Sivananda)

If you want to get rid of the pains and afflictions of this samsara, worldly life, you must practise meditation. Meditation is the pathway to divinity. It is the royal road to the kingdom of Brahman. It is a mysterious ladder which reaches from error to truth, from darkness to light, from pain to bliss, from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to wisdom, from mortality to immortality. Meditation leads to knowledge of the self which brings about eternal peace…..if you meditate for one or two hours in the brahmamuhurta(one and a half hours before sunrise), you can work very peacefully throughout the day. Nothing can disturb your mind.

The whole system will be charged with spiritual vibrations.

(Swami Sivananda)

(Note – Swami Sivananda was ”old school” – don’t worry about the one or two hours instruction ;p – he was very strict – in fact, any small practice is good in this time of the earth.

Happy Brahma Muhurta!!



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