Sunday, November 20, 2016

Some Common Errors in Meditation and the Right Solution

Sri Ramchandraji Maharaj founder of Sahajmarg has prescribed Meditation for one hour everyday, with the emphasis on feeling the divine illuminance in one's heart, so meditating on heart to his Abhyasis, ie., practitioners. This is one of the simplest methods of doing Meditation.

However, as considerable number of Abhyasis are not able to practice the meditation in a correct way, Sri Eswar Sahai, a close associate of Sri Ramchandraji and the follower of Sahajmarg System, has clarified how to practice meditation and how to overcome the obstacles in meditation in this article. The readers are requested to go through the article and clear their doubts if any.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saint and the Common Man

It is really surprising that some people consider themselves to be too weak for spiritual practice, while actually they are not so. An ordinary man has within him the same power and the same soul-force that a saint has.

The only difference between them is that the sage has torn off the coverings round his soul while the others are just like a silkworm in the cocoon.

And if one resolves firmly to throw off these coverings no power on earth can stop him. What is required for spiritual growth of man is only an iron will. When it is there, the goal is just in sight. If we have these two things there can be absolutely no chance of failure.

Mind and Meditation

The concept regarding mind is understood in many different ways by many cultural and religious traditions. There is no fixed definition of mind and about its distinguishing properties. It is a non-tangible part of human body that thinks, feels, and choose. 

The mind is the faculty of man's reasoning and thoughts. It has the power of imagination, recognition, estimate, and process the feelings and emotions. 
Our mind determines the actions of the body. Also the mind being constantly active creates within us liking for the one and dislike for the other, introducing the two extremities of a thing. Thus miseries come into existence. 

This is all the creation of the human mind which results from our ignorance of the right relationship of things. Our passions, emotions and impulses too contribute a good deal in aggregating the troubles and at times cause fierce tempest strong enough to threaten a complete wreck. We generally attribute its causes to circumstances. But it is a wrong notion.

What is Pranayama?

Pranayama is not, as many think, something about breath; breath indeed has very little to do with it, if anything.

Pranayama really means controlling the motion of the lungs, and this motion is associated with the breath. Not that breath is producing it; on the contrary it is producing breath. This motion draws in the air by pump action.

The prana is moving the lungs, the movement of the lungs draws in the air. So Pranayama is not breathing, but controlling that muscular power which moves the lungs. That muscular power which goes out through the nerves to the muscles and from them to the lungs, making them move in a certain manner is the Prana, which we have to control in the practice of Prnayama.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lumia 650, Release Preview ring for Insiders all indicate the imminent release of Windows 10 Mobile OS to older Lumias


Many things have happened in the recent months in the Windows world. Microsoft has accelerated the release of Windows 10 mobile OS builds to the insiders in the fast and slow rings. PC builds got updated too. And now the Lumia 650 in what is perhaps the last Lumia with the legacy of the erstwhile Nokia also got announced and is up for pre-orders. However the sale may start from 18th Feb 2016. 

Lumia 650 

Lumia 650 has all promising features and it fills the gap nicely between the new generation Windows 10 powered budget Lumia 550 and the flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. So Lumia 650 becomes the fourth model of the Windows Smartphone that has Windows 10 out of the box notwithstanding the eligibility of many other older Lumias currently running Windows 8.1 that might run Windows 10 mobile OS very soon. 

Lumia 650 has 5” AMOLED screen with a better pixel density, Corning Gorilla glass, 16 GB internal memory, support for external memory through microSD card for about 200 GB, 4G/LTE connectivity and Qualcomm Quadcore Snapdragon processor, a very sleek design with metallic frame and about 7 mm thickness among the major specifications. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.107, a step closer to official release of the OS for older Lumia phones

Latest Windows 10 Mobile OS Build


Windows 10 mobile new OS build 10586.107 has been released to Fast ring insiders now and this means we are inching closer to the official release of Windows 10 Mobile OS for all Lumia phones running Windows 8.1 also.

It is quite evident that despite the bad press, Microsoft is putting up all their hard work to achieve the gigantic task, to precisely polish the Windows 10 mobile OS build 10586. The release of new build 10586.107 insiders in the fast ring indicates that goal.

Difference between 10586.29 and 10586.107


What has become the first official Windows 10 mobile build for Windows phones Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950 and Lumia 550 during last November when the build number was updated to 10586.0. The full description was 10.0.10586.0 for these newer Lumia phones. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.71 released to Fast ring insiders. What's next? Release of official Windows 10 Mobile OS

Perhaps among the technology companies, it is Microsoft that has generated much interest and curiosity in the last few months ever since Windows 10 was released for personal computers on 29th July 2015.

Many Microsoft/Windows fans have been actively participating in 'Windows Insider' program which is a 'first of its kind' involvement of fans particularly by the tech giant Microsoft.

Windows 10 already on 200 million devices including 1 million Smartphones


Despite the 'app-gap' that has been plaguing the rise of 'Windows 10 Mobile' as the preferred choice of many prospective users, one can't deny the impressive work done by Microsoft for Windows 10.

It is no wonder considering the fact that about 200 million users have already upgraded to Windows 10 from earlier builds and all of them are considered to be having the genuine versions of Windows. At the same time about 1 million smartphones are already running on 'Windows 10 Mobile' preview builds except the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 which came with Windows 10 Mobile out the box when they got released in November 2015.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Update of Windows Insider App means that Windows10 Mobile OS rollout is around the corner

As of now Windows 10 is only available for the computers, laptops and tablets. For the smartphones only Microsoft Lumia 950, 950XL and 550 have the 'out of the box' Windows 10 OS most probably with build 10586.29 pre-installed on them. If you buy those phones, probably the first thing you need to do is to set up the phone and update the software installing the newer build 10586.63.

Is your Smartphone eligible for Windows 10 Mobile OS?


Then if you are the Windows Phone user with a compatible smartphone, in other words, the 'eligible' smartphone as stated by Microsoft, that has at least 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, then you have two options.

Either you can wait for the official build which is around the corner, or install 'Windows Insider app' and get the Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.63. You will then receive the stable build once the build becomes official.

Some reports are already coming out that in Poland the Windows 10 Mobile roll out has started. So if you have an eligible smartphone, you have just a few days to wait. Or you can install 'Windows Insider' and get the latest build immediately.

All about Windows 10 Mobile OS official release, latest build and comaptibility with your Smartphone

We have been using Windows 10 Mobile OS technical preview builds for the last 6 months. And we are very much impressed with the hard work done by Microsoft. Windows phones have been there in the market for years but were not produced by Microsoft before their acquisition of Nokia. However observing what has changed from Windows 8 through Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, we certainly can state with confidence that many things have changed. And positively at that.

ECOSYSTEMS


If you are a customer who has just come out of Blackberry (original non-Android ones) ecosystem and immediately switch to Windows ecosystem, you'll be greatly impressed. The Windows 8.1 stole the show with very fluid, stylish and simple design.

One might argue that iOS and Android are better ecosystems than what Windows is today. But purely from the OS point of view, the compatibility and flexibility points of view, we can say that Windows outperforms both Android and iOS in the sense that Microsoft has truly made, or at least is continuously showing its commitment to unify, both desktop and mobile devices platforms into a single Windows 10.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Windows 10 Mobile is almost ready but not official yet, try latest build 10586.63

Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10.0.10586.63 has been released to all the ‘Fast’ ring insiders. Once Microsoft does its verification with the fast ring insiders, this build will make its way to the slow ring. What is interesting now is to see if Microsoft is going to release this build as the formal Windows 10 stable release build!

As many of you might already know, the official release of Windows 10 Mobile to all Windows 8.1 phone users has been posted from Christmas 2015 to the early 2016. When it is said ‘early’ it may mean Q1, the first quarter, ranging anything between 1st Jan 2016 to 31st March 2016.

However having followed all the builds that got released in the last 6 months, we could say with confidence that on most of the Windows mobile devices, starting from the build 10536 the things have become more stable and the build 10586 in particular has become a quasi-official build when Microsoft released the version 10586.29.

Because this represented the same build number found on the PC version during the November/Fall update of Windows 10 for PCs. 

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