Yoga philosophy explains the concept of being in a ghost body and even how certain types of meditation can lead the yogi to inhabit such a body for a vast period of time. Here we’ll examine Sutra 1.19 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras where this meditation is described.

According to yoga philosophy, one of the biggest obstacles to happiness is having your mind slipping away from the here and now, fantasizing about something in the future. Here we’ll read text 2.7 of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, where he directly explains why this happens.

I explain the concept of how spiritual progress is not lost, first by reading the first Bhagavad-gita verse to describe this, which is found in Chapter 2, verse 40. I then present more what Krishna explains in Chapter 6 of the Gita and give examples from the Srimad Bhagavatam to boost.

How can we guarantee steady progress in our spiritual growth? What should we do to make sure we are continuously advancing? What are the key practices and what is sadhana? The secret lies in what I call the 3T Method.

Here we’ll list some of the basic scientifically-proven benefits of meditation, as well as the traditional reasons for meditating.