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'''Sahaj Marg''' (Hindi translation, the ''easy'' or ''natural path''), a form of [[Raja Yoga]], <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=0YYYAAAAIAAJ&q=Sahaj+Marg&dq=Sahaj+Marg&lr=&pgis=1 "Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices,"] J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, Page 1169.</ref><ref>[http://www.sahajmarg.org/smrti/education/articles/general/art0026.html "What is Raj Yoga?"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 8 - 2004, pp.45-48, www.ayl.com.au.</ref><ref>[http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD006507/frame.html "Meditation therapies for attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder"] T Krisanaprakornkit, C Witoonchart, N Piyavhatkul, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 Issue 2, Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</ref> is a heart-based [[meditation]] system.<ref>[http://www.rherald.com/News/2005/0602/People/p02.html "Local Women Travel to India For Celebration at Ashram,"] Martha Slater, ''The Herald,'' Randolph, VT.</ref> According to practicants, the essential features of the system are the "cleaning" of impressions (called samskaras). Meditation is on the "mere supposition of divine light" in one's heart.<ref>[http://www.ayl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/articles/AYL_issue_7_FLEXIBLE_MIND.pdf "A Flexible Mind,"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 7.</ref>
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'''Sahaj Marg''' (Hindi translation, the ''easy'' or ''natural path''), a form of [[Raja Yoga]], <ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=0YYYAAAAIAAJ&q=Sahaj+Marg&dq=Sahaj+Marg&lr=&pgis=1 "Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices,"] J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann, Page 1169.</ref><ref>[http://www.sahajmarg.org/smrti/education/articles/general/art0026.html "What is Raj Yoga?"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 8 - 2004, pp.45-48, www.ayl.com.au.</ref><ref>[http://mrw.interscience.wiley.com/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD006507/frame.html "Meditation therapies for attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder"] T Krisanaprakornkit, C Witoonchart, N Piyavhatkul, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008 Issue 2, Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</ref> is a heart-based [[meditation]] system.<ref>[http://www.rherald.com/News/2005/0602/People/p02.html "Local Women Travel to India For Celebration at Ashram,"] Martha Slater, ''The Herald,'' Randolph, VT.</ref> According to practicants, the essential features of the system are the "[http://www.sahajmarg.org/sm/practice/cleaning cleaning]" of impressions (called samskaras). Meditation is on the "mere supposition of divine light" in one's heart.<ref>[http://www.ayl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/articles/AYL_issue_7_FLEXIBLE_MIND.pdf "A Flexible Mind,"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 7.</ref>
   
 
== Practice ==
 
== Practice ==
   
 
The daily practice includes:
 
The daily practice includes:
* Morning meditation on supposition of divine light in the heart (30–60 minutes);
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* [http://www.sahajmarg.org/sm/practice/meditation Morning meditation] on supposition of divine light in the heart (30–60 minutes);
 
* Cleaning of impressions of the day (i.e., imagining the day's events evaporating out one's back and being replaced with divine light; 30 minutes);<ref>[http://www.ayl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/articles/AYL_issue_7_FLEXIBLE_MIND.pdf "A Flexible Mind,"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 7.</ref>
 
* Cleaning of impressions of the day (i.e., imagining the day's events evaporating out one's back and being replaced with divine light; 30 minutes);<ref>[http://www.ayl.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/articles/AYL_issue_7_FLEXIBLE_MIND.pdf "A Flexible Mind,"] Elizabeth Denley, ''Australian Yoga Life,'' Issue 7.</ref>
* A prayer-meditation at bedtime;<ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref>
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* A [http://www.sahajmarg.org/sm/practice/prayer-meditation prayer-meditation] at bedtime;<ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref>
   
 
Weekly practices include:
 
Weekly practices include:
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== History ==
 
== History ==
   
The organizational body, Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM), was formally registered in 1945 by Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, its founder, commonly known as "Babuji."<ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref> Babuji was born on April 30, 1899 in [[Shahjahanpur]], a large town in the northern state of [[Uttar Pradesh]], [[India]] and died in April 1983 at the age of 83<ref>[http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080803/Plus/sundaytimesplus_11.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation" - The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka]</ref>. As part of the [[Sahaj Marg]] spiritual practice, Babuji adopted a technique called ''pranahuti''<ref>Pearmain, Rosalind. 2005. "Transformational Experiences in Young People: The Meaning of a Safe Haven." ''International Journal of Children's Spirituality''. 10(3):277-290.</ref> or yogic transmission, whereby the "divine essence" was said to be transmitted directly into the practicants' hearts in order to speed up their spiritual evolution. <ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref>
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The organizational body, [http://www.srcm.org Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM)], was formally registered in 1945 by Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, its founder, commonly known as "Babuji."<ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref> Babuji was born on April 30, 1899 in [[Shahjahanpur]], a large town in the northern state of [[Uttar Pradesh]], [[India]] and died in April 1983 at the age of 83<ref>[http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080803/Plus/sundaytimesplus_11.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation" - The Sunday Times, Sri Lanka]</ref>. As part of the [[Sahaj Marg]] spiritual practice, Babuji adopted a technique called ''pranahuti''<ref>Pearmain, Rosalind. 2005. "Transformational Experiences in Young People: The Meaning of a Safe Haven." ''International Journal of Children's Spirituality''. 10(3):277-290.</ref> or yogic transmission, whereby the "divine essence" was said to be transmitted directly into the practicants' hearts in order to speed up their spiritual evolution. <ref>[http://www.dailynews.lk/2003/08/04/fea03.html "Sahaj Marg System of Meditation,"] C. Suntharamoorthy, ''Daily News,'' Sri Lanka, August 4, 2003.</ref>
   
 
== Controversies ==
 
== Controversies ==
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Sahaj Marg (Hindi translation, the easy or natural path), a form of Raja Yoga, [1][2][3] is a heart-based meditation system.[4] According to practicants, the essential features of the system are the "cleaning" of impressions (called samskaras). Meditation is on the "mere supposition of divine light" in one's heart.[5]

Practice Edit

The daily practice includes:

  • Morning meditation on supposition of divine light in the heart (30–60 minutes);
  • Cleaning of impressions of the day (i.e., imagining the day's events evaporating out one's back and being replaced with divine light; 30 minutes);[6]
  • A prayer-meditation at bedtime;[7]

Weekly practices include:

  • A weekly meditation group;[8]
  • Cleaning meditations with a preceptor.[9]

History Edit

The organizational body, Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM), was formally registered in 1945 by Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur, its founder, commonly known as "Babuji."[10] Babuji was born on April 30, 1899 in Shahjahanpur, a large town in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India and died in April 1983 at the age of 83[11]. As part of the Sahaj Marg spiritual practice, Babuji adopted a technique called pranahuti[12] or yogic transmission, whereby the "divine essence" was said to be transmitted directly into the practicants' hearts in order to speed up their spiritual evolution. [13]

Controversies Edit

There have been several disputes over the control, domain and trademark names of the group since the death of the founder (Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur) in 1983.[14]

ActivitiesEdit

The SRCM is a non-governmental organization registered with the United Nations.[15].


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