YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

SELF – CONFIDENCE April 11, 2008


The word ‘Self – Confidence’ has got a great meaning. When we say lack of ‘Self – Confidence’, it means lack of understanding one’s own Self. And why do we fail to do that is because we don’t know how much power each individual has within himself.

Following is an attempt to understand our real inner -self and how understanding of that helps us build up the Self – Confidence and thus become a Fearless person.

The lack of Self – Confidence within a person implies some obstruction on the 4th Centre ( Anahata / Heart Chakra ). After Self – Realization, when this Heart chakra is enlightened, divine vibrations start flowing through this chakra.

These divine vibrations make you feel strong and make you confident of taking the right decisions. You can take the right decisions because of the wisdom that developes within you with the enlightenment of the 1st Centre ( Mooladhara Chakra ).

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GOD CAN BE KNOWN April 10, 2008


 

You don’t have to believe in God in order to experience God.
— Deepak Chopra – Ageless Body, Timeless Mind and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

According to Chopra, the brain is hardwired to know God. The human nervous system has seven biological responses that correspond to seven levels of divine experience. These are shaped not by any one religion (they are shared by all faiths), but by the brain’s need to take an infinite, chaotic universe and find meaning in it.

How to Know God describes the quest each of us is on, whether we realize it or not. For, as Chopra puts it, “God is our highest instinct to know ourselves.” This book makes a dramatic and enduring contribution to that knowledge.

Quote from Chapter One

“One bald fact stands at the beginning of any search for God. He leaves no footprints in the material world. From the very beginning of religion in the West, it was obvious that God had some kind of presence, known in Hebrew as Shekhinah. Sometimes this word is simply translated as “light” or radiance. Shekhinah formed the halos around angels and the luminous joy in the face of a saint.

It was feminine, even though God, as interpreted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, is masculine. The significant fact about Shekhinah was not its gender, however. Since God is infinite, calling the deity He or She is just a human convention.( *) Much more important was the notion that if God has a presence, that means he can be experienced.

He can be known. This is a huge point, because in every other way God is understood to be invisible and untouchable. And unless some small part of God touches the material world, he will remain inaccessible forever.”

* A note on gender: Finding a pronoun for God is not easy. In keeping with common tradition, this book uses he. But surely God transcends all gender. I could have rotated three different pronouns–he, she, and it–but that would not have gotten any nearer to the truth, and it would have made for very clumsy reading.

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WHERE IS GOD?

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HOW I FEEL AFTER THE KUNDALINI IS RAISED?

HOW KUNDALINI WORKS?

Knowledge of our roots

KUNDALINI

Why we need to purify our chakras?

Mother Kundalini

 

HUMAN OR STILL ANIMAL


“Free Will” is our basic human right to make a decision one way or the other BUT the animal (genetic & hormones) and human influences (cultural, religious, political, etc) that are ingrained in our psyche pretty much decide the way we will think and act. Most people will live within the constraints of their religion and society but some will not and risk suffering the consequences what ever they may be (great or small).

How much of a “free will” do people really have? Are we free to make decisions without being influenced by outside or physical and mental constraints? We may have a limited “free will” but we also have all these animal instincts and inherited genes, along with sex hormones surging through our body that makes us act the way we do.

In addition to this we have the storytellers constantly feeding us information, some good and some bad. The stories we hear throughout our life, from the time we learn the words and language of our parents and culture to the end of our existence we our constantly being bombarded by things we hear or see.

The culture we grow up in, listening to our parents, our friends, peers, teachers, government, authors, the media, songwriters, neighbors, rabbis, priests, mullahs, philosophers, etc., all become a part of our self. All these influences create the overall path which we follow throughout our lives.

On a personal basis each of us is unique – no one has exactly the same influences or genes acting on our psyche – whether it is mental or physical we are constantly being influenced by the physical forces within us or the forces that surround us.

Animals are not affected by these stories, we could talk all day long to our pets and they really wouldn’t be emotionally effected one way or the other.

Examples of the basic animal concerns are:

* Physical nutrition – The constant need to obtain nutrition to satisfy their hunger. Where is their next meal or water hole?

* Domination – to be dominant over their territory – they (the wolves, etc.) mark off the boundaries with sprits of urine.

* Procreation – The need to reproduce. Males must always either have to defend their dominant position in their group or get up the courage to fight the dominant male so that they will be in a position to mate with the females.

* Survival – The need to defend themselves and survive in their environment. Animal instincts must always be on the alert for danger.

Base on above quoted concerns we can make introspection for our life.

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SUBTLE ENERGIES ON PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM April 8, 2008


Some Evidence of Subtle Energies on Photographic Film

William A. Tiller, Ph.D. – SUBTLE ENERGY ACTIONS AND PHYSICAL DOMAIN CORRELATIONS  – CONSCIOUSNESS, INTENTIONALITY AND SUBTLE ENERGIES – Professor Emeritus – Department of Materials Science and Engineering – Stanford University – Stanford, California 94305-2205

During the early 1970s, a gentleman named Stan came to see me about some photographs he had taken. At the time, his camera was a simple Kodak with a plastic lens, and the film was Kodak Kodacolor.
Strange lights and illuminations appeared on the photos. Stan indicated much the same thing happened when other people gave him their cameras to take pictures. He first thought he was a camera klutz. But he eventually realized that the film phenomena correlated with special inner states he could sense and which he felt “energized” the camera. Dark which processed the photographs. In addition to the expected physical scenes, remarkable optical effects were imprinted on the photographs.

The special occasions when the optical effects were most probably to be obtained were (a) at spiritual rock concerts; (b) at religious shrines; and (c) at high-energy metaphysical lectures.

The special inner states involved the following physiological symptoms. Whenever he would sense a particular feeling in his 7th cervical plus 4th thoracic vertebrae and snapped a picture, he would invariably find some anomaly present on the subsequent photograph. In addition to the expected physical scenes, remarkable optical effects were imprinted on the photographs. His camera had been sent to Kodak and certified to be in good working order. The photographs were also sent to Kodak specialists to determine what kind of picture-taking error had transpired. ….

Over a fifteen-year period, out of 9,000 photographs taken 5,000 contained easily distinguishable anomalies. During all of this time, his only intention during the picture-taking process was “to reveal God’s universe.”

In a series of studies I carried out with this man, two cameras were utilized. One camera was sensitized by the man, the other was not. Both were mounted on a single tripod with a single shutter release. Standard Kodak color film and standard Kodak processing were used, and the man was never allowed to touch the film during loading or unloading.

Most photo pairs showed very significant differences. The photos from the sensitized camera would often show one or more people in the frame as somewhat transparent over a portion of their body so that objects behind them could clearly been seen through the transparent (translucent) portion. However, the photos from the unsensitized camera showed their bodies fully formed and opaque as one would expect. In other single camera experiments, the opaque lens cap was placed on the sensitized camera, but remarkably clear photographs THROUGH this opaque barrier were still obtained.

This man appeared to be able to sensitize any camera merely by keeping it close to his body for several days.
After he had fully sensitized a camera (or charged it up with his subtle energies), it could be passed to someone else to take the pictures. Some anomalies would continue to appear on the photographs for the next hour, after which time period no further anomalies would appear.

Certain deductions can be made from this study.

 

(1) Some kind of radiations exists in nature that can travel through materials that are normally opaque to visible light.
(2) Such radiations, which may be normally present in nature, can be imaged via the camera onto the film by some quality inherent in this man’s energy field, and register an imprint at the physical level of the silver halide grains of the film.
(3) Some “energy soaking time” is needed for the camera to acquire this anomalous capacity after placing it in the special energy field of this man.
(4) This acquired anomalous capacity leaks away with a time constant of about l hour – unless continually “pumped” by the energy field of this particular man.

 

 

MOON April 6, 2008


SHRI MATAJI – Gudi Padwa Talk

“Here (in India) every festival is based on position of the moon.  And that’s why the dates keep changing (every year) and a festival occurs on different dates in different years.  The reason why we give importance to the moon and keep all our dates according to its position is that the moon has more influence on human beings than the sun. Along with the moon, other planets also have influence on us.  That is the reason we observe festivals as per the lunar calendar.”

“Whatever it is, we must think as to why we give so much importance to the moon.  The reason is that we should remain vigilant about the effects that the moon has on us.  The biggest effect that the moon has on us is because our left side is based on it.  Very few people know about it.  This left side of the body which is recognised and accepted so much in our country, has psychological effects on us. 

Effects on the left side are psychological and not intellectual, and we cannot control it.  Whatever psychological problems we have, cannot be controlled.  We cannot control the effect of the moon on us.  That’s why the position of the moon is seen and lunar dates are observed.  For example if it is a no-moon night (Amavasya) or a full moon night (Poornima) then the problem of a person, having epilepsy or any other psychological problem, will aggravate further.  One can immediately see very clearly that such a person has been affected by the full moon or no-moon. 

That’s why we are very much sensitive towards the position of moon and date of lunar month.  In our country detailed calculations are done on this, to know about the exact timings and position of the eclipse.  All this shows that in our country a lot of care is taken about the effects of lunar calendar and so much has been discussed and written about it.”

 

HOW TO SAVE OUR ATTENTION?


SHRI MATAJI ON RAJA JANAKA’S STATE

“You know King Janaka was called ‘Vidheha’. Great sage Narada asked him one day, Revered Sir, how are you called as Vidheha, you live in this world, how can you be a Vidheha?

Raja Janaka said, “this is very simple. I will tell you about it in the evening. Now, please do this little job for me. There is milk in this bowl. You take this bowl & come along with me. Please see that not a single drop of milk is spilled on the Earth. Then only I will tell you why I am called ‘Vidheha’. Narada took the bowl & followed Janaka everywhere. He had to be very careful because the bowl was such that by the slightest movement the milk might have spilled. He got very tired. When they returned in the evening, Narada asked ‘Please tell me now, I am quite fed up with carrying this bowl & following you everywhere at the same time.

Raja Janaka said, “First of all tell me what you have seen?’

Narada, “Nothing except this bowl of milk so that it won’t spill.”

Raja Janaka, “Didn’t you see, there was a big procession in my honour, then there was a court wherein, there was programme of dancing? Didn’t you see anything?

Narada said, “No sir, I have not seen anything”

Raja Janaka, “My child, likewise with Me, I also see nothing. All the time, I just watch my attention. Where is it going? Making sure that it won’t spill away like the milk.”

“This sort of attention one has to develop. ‘CHITTA NIROD’. Nirod means the saving of your attention, so your attention should not be on saving money & worldly things and all that, but attention itself must be saved. As you watch your money, as you watch your road, when you drive, as you watch your child, when it is growing, as you watch the beauty of your wife, or the care of your husband, all put together you watch yourself; your attention.”

 

WHERE IS GOD? April 4, 2008


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People reading spiritual books and discussing about:  “Aham Brahma Asmi – I am Brahman” and “Tat tvam Asi-You are that”. They say that that GOD is within us.

This is little clarification from Bhagavad Gita– chapter IX, The Yoga of the Kingly Science & the Kingly Secret
4. All this world is pervaded by Me in My unmanifest aspect; all beings exist in Me, but I do not dwell in them.
5. Nor do beings exist in Me (in reality): behold My divine Yoga, supporting all beings, but not dwelling in them, is My Self, the efficient cause of beings.
6. As the mighty wind, moving everywhere, rests always in the ether, even so, know thou that all beings rest in Me.
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WHAT ARE CHAKRAS? April 2, 2008


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Science has proven that each cell in our bodies gives off small electromagnetic radio waves, almost imperceptible to all but the most sensitive of equipment. Our body as a whole unifies a complex array of these cells into a living, breathing and thinking organism that is a miracle of nature.

With this is mind, it isn’t much of a leap to consider that these cells, working in tandem, may be capable of something far more advanced than we are aware of. We already know that the heart, lungs and brain are capable of performing unbelievable feats on a daily basis. This is just one example of cells working together towards a common goal.
Many religious texts refer to energy centers distributed throughout different regions of the human body. Often they are nearby major organs or nerve centers in our spine. These energy centers are often referred to as Chakra, a word descended from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel or disc.
Chakras are spinning vortexes of energy and light that greatly affect our well-being, whether we are aware of them or not. It is generally agreed that there are seven major chakras distributed throughout the human body. There are also many more minor energy points known as meridians which play a slightly less important role in your well-being.
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MEDITATION CAN CHANGE THE BRAIN April 1, 2008


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In Boston, Massachusetts, Dr Sara Lazar has used a technique called MRI scanning to analyze the brains of people who have been meditating for several years.

She compared the brains of these experienced practitioners with people who had never meditated and found that there were differences in the thickness of certain areas of the brain’s cortex, including areas involved in the processing of emotion.
She is continuing research, but she believes that meditation had caused the brain to change physical shape.
“All of these things are just thoughts. And, they will come up in meditation and learning to recognize what they are as thoughts, and let them go, can be enormously empowering for anybody.”…
More here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7319043.stm
 

HOW I FEEL AFTER THE KUNDALINI IS RAISED? March 21, 2008


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After the initial raising of the Kundalini (self realization) you may feel many things.  
You will likely feel some tingling or numbness on the fingertips.  As the Kundalini rises
it informs you through your central nervous system if there are any blockages on
your chakras.  See the section on Chakras to find out more information on the
chakras.

It can be felt as a cool breeze in the palm of your hands or you may feel a slight
coolness at the top of your head.  It also starts a flow of divine grace inside us.  For
the first time we can feel the presence of the divine. It purifies the attention of the
person and establishes this awareness in the state of meditation.  You may also feel
some heat – this is the Kundalini cleaning some obstructions on your chakras – it is
not painful at all.
The Kundalini knows everything about you.  Whatever chakra she touches, she
knows what is wrong with that chakra before hand and she adjusts herself fully so
that you do not get a problem by the awakening.  If any chakra is constricted, she
waits and goes on slowly opening that chakra.
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Knowledge of our roots
KUNDALINI
Why we need to purify our chakras?
Mother Kundalini
 

 
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