How does Meditative Philately work?

By Prabhuji   Every philatelist has experienced indescribable moments of peace, tranquility, and inner silence. According to Meditative Philately, each stamp fulfills the functions of a mandala, which is a symmetrical diagram, symbol, or geometric pattern. Stamps are like cosmic diagrams that remind us of our connection to infinity. They can be used as means of ceasing our mental activity...
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Meditative philately and the cognitive element

By Prabhuji Philatelists delight in looking at stamps. Sitting in front of a stamp that catches our eye can be a soulful experience. Meditative philately delves into the experience of observing stamps. The sun illuminates the interior of our houses, without it being inside our homes. Its light allows us to observe the walls, ornaments, furniture, and people inside our...
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Connecting ourselves with Reality

By Prabhuji When our attention is swept away by memories, we place ourselves in a non-existent past. When we focus our attention on our hopes and dreams, we direct ourselves toward a future that does not yet exist. In both cases, our consciousness takes illusory and non-existent directions and we live in a dream. Reality, or what is, takes place...
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Meditative Philately and The Yantras

By Prabhuji To understand the foundations of Meditative Philately, some fundamental knowledge about the yantras will be necessary. Yantra: Generally, this term is translated as “machine, tool, instrument, artifact, apparatus, or symbol.” These are geometric shapes that represent different aspects of divinity. These diagrams can be engraved in copper, silver, or gold plates or be drawn on the leaf of...
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Meditative Philately

By Prabhuji The following is a preparatory technique for meditation that helps reintegrate the rays of our attention. This simple method can reduce mental hyperactivity and mitigate our stress and fatigue. The practice is ideal for beginners, who are only starting their journey on the path of meditation. It fits the needs of every person since it does not require a...
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Philatelic Terms

A.P.O.  Army Post Office. Above Privilege Number A hand-stamp applied to a letter disallowed under the Franking system. Adhesive  (i) Any postage stamp for attachment to an envelope, as distinct from the stamps impressed directly on to postal stationary. (ii) The gum used to affix a postage stamp. Albino A fortuitous omission of color from a stamp which results in...
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Philatelic Abbreviations

Philatelic Abbreviations

Abbreviation Definition "u" or "o" used (sometimes o with dot in center)   * Mint Hinged ** Mint Never Hinged adh paper adhering to gum attd attached bklt booklet blk block BOB back of the book btwn between CDS circular date stamp postmark cl clipped comm or commem commemorative CP clipped perfs cpl complete cor corner cr crease CTO Cancelled...
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