YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

We acknowledge God… January 2, 2009


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Law of Polarity May 15, 2008


A second characteristic of Krita Yuga is that whenever there is a falling away from dharma, the inner Divine laws of Righteousness which are innate and which regulate both human existence, the whole worldly structure, as well as the manifestation of the cosmos – will arise as a result, with a corresponding, compensatory effect.

This is called the “Law of Polarity” or in Sanskrit “Karma Phalam” (the fruits of action), which means in practical terms, that whatever you have done, you will get the fruits of those actions: “As ye sow, so shall ye reap”. So in this Yuga [Age], all persons will get their Karma Phalam. If they have led their lives in accordance with the universal and eternal laws of being (dharma), they will enjoy an existence which is harmonious and fulfilling.

But on the other hand, whatever wrongs they have done, i.e., whenever they have fallen out of the central path of dharma, either individually or collectively, they will have to pay for that in this life time.” – (Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – Meta Modern Era, Chapter 1, Modernism and Rationality )

 

I don’t believe. I know. May 14, 2008


C.G. Jung was asked if he believes in God.

He answered: “I don’t believe. I know.”

 

The King May 7, 2008


A week ago I had a trip to Lion park- Johannesburg. It is a great experience to sense the King so close.

“So one has to understand that you are part and parcel of the heart of the universe.  One thing is essential that you have to be very flexible people.  You have to be flexibility of the heart cells.  Now heart has to pump.  It has to be strong, and surprisingly the lion is your emblem, so you have to have a lion’s heart.  And lion’s heart means he’s not afraid.  He’s the king and he lives like a king, like a lion.  And Leo as in astrology is a man who is extremely generous.  Lion-hearted.  Not afraid of anyone.  There should be no fear.”  – Shri Mataji

 

 

Buddha and four kinds of horses April 26, 2008


In one of the Agama Scriptures, there is the following passage:

The Buddha once told his monks that there were four kinds of horses. The first, upon seeing the shadow of the riding crop, is startled and forthwith follows the wish of its rider. The second, startled when the crop touches its hair, forthwith follows the wish of its rider. The third is startled after the crop touches its flesh. The fourth is awakened

only after the touch of the riding crop is felt in its bones.

The first horse is like the person who hears about the death of someone in a distant monastic community and forthwith feels aversion for things of the world. The next horse is like the person who hears of the death of someone within their own monastic community and then feels aversion for things of the world.

The third horse is like the person who hears of the death of someone near and dear to them and then feels aversion for things of the world. The fourth horse is like the

person whose own body experiences sickness and suffering, and only then feels aversion for things of the world.

 

Life has no… April 24, 2008


Spirit of Nirvana Satakam

I have no name

I am as fresh breeze of the mountains.

I have no shelter,

I am as the wandering waters.

I have no sanctuary,

Like the dark gods.

Nor am I in the shadow of deep temples.

I have no sacred books,

Nor am I well seasoned in tradition.

I am not in the incense mounting on high altars,

Nor in the pomp of ceremonies.

I am neither in the graven image

Nor in the rich chant of a melodious voice.

I am not bound by theories

Nor corrupted by beliefs.

I am not held in the bondage of religions.

Nor in the pious agony of their priests.

I am not entrapped by philosophies

Nor held in the power of their sects.

I am neither low nor high,

I am not the worshipper nor the worshipped.

I am free.

My song is the song of the river

Calling for the open seas,

Wandering, wandering.

I am life.

Life has no philosophy

No cunning system of thought.

Life has no religion

No adorations in deep sanctuaries.

Life has no god

Nor the burden of fearsome mystery.

Life has no abode,

Nor the aching sorrow of ultimate decay.

Life has no pleasure, no pain,

Nor the corruption of pursuing love.

Life is neither good or evil,

Nor the dark punishment of careless sin.

Life gives no comfort

Nor does it rest on the shrine of oblivion.

Life is neither spirit nor matter,

Nor is there the cruel division of action and inaction.

Life has no death,

Nor has it the void of loneliness in the shadow of time.

Free is the man who lives in the eternal.

For life is.

 

When you see life from within April 21, 2008


Your view of the world and the life that you see,
is totally the opposite of what it appears to be.
It’s not in the real world that we see all the time,
but it’s quietly happening in the back of your mind.

An opportunity is growing …to understanding yourself,
and you can’t even read it from the books on the shelf.
Light enters darkness, when you go that next step.
here’s something unique you must learn to accept.

The world as you see it …that great illusion,
is totally the opposite, and you must reach this conclusion.
You only go outward to get further in,
you only get further, when you see life from within.

 

THE WORLD IS LIKE A DANCE… April 18, 2008


The world as we view it, is much like a dance,
you can take what is coming and live it by chance…
Or seek answers to questions and live it by choice,
just follow your heart and answer its voice.

Chance brings that karmic phenomenon,
manifested reactions from what you have done.
Look for a place that’s hidden within,
search for the message, that’s where to begin.

Talk to yourself, have conversation inside,
it’s a matter of choice, create from the mind.
Picture yourself in a world all your own,
then bring it to life from the seed to the sown.

Search & discover the source of white light,
don’t settle for anything, reach for the heights.
Your goals are the answer to what you achieve,
and it’s almost like magic when you start to believe.

Truth & intuition …bring gifts to rejoice,
go it by chance or live it by choice!

 

“YOGA IS TO STILL THE PATTERNING OF CONSCIOUSNESS” April 15, 2008


I.2  Yogas- citta-vrtti-nirodhah

yogah = process of yoking; union

citta = consciousness

vrtti = patterning, turnings, movements

nirodhah = stilling, cessation, restriction

Yoga is to still the patterning of consciousness.

May be this is the most popular sentence from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. How many of us can really experience this state? Are we looking to achieve this state? Believe me, I had a chance to be there and it is beyond description.

I am not so satisfied from Sanskrit translation as well. Please find below some clarifications from Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.

“’Chit’ is the attention, the ‘Consciousness’.  You are just now conscious and listening to me.  Every minute, you are conscious.  But every moment is becoming dead into the past.  Every moment is coming from the future to the present.  But you are conscious at this moment and are listening to me”.

“I do not know what is the word for ‘Vritti’ in English language.  It is not ‘aptitude’ but a person gets ‘prone’ to, or his Attention is dragged to – I do not know if there is a word in the English language for Vritti. Vritti means a temperament by which you are drawn to.  Whatever is your temperament, it acts like that.

For example, if you see a man walking, say, blindly, he cannot see things.

One person may get angry with that person.

Another may have pity for that person.

Third man may come forward to help him out.

Is the vritti, is the temperament you have developed through your three Gunas.

That is why this Attention becomes identified with you, and when you are identified with this, your vritti, your temperament then you are still in a misidentified area.”

“But for a Sahaja Yogi the most important thing is : ‘you must save your attention’. Is called as Chitta Nirodha. Nirodha : saving of your attention. ” Where is it going, It’s such a precious thing for me. Were is it running” ?

Then how do you save your attention ? Is through concentration. Concentrate. Try to concentrate. Don’t allow your attention to wobble. Gradually you will develop concentration”.

I hope with these clarifications it will be easy for you to comprehend the message of Maharishi Patanjali.

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ROPE MISTAKEN FOR A SNAKE April 13, 2008


In our lives we can experience fear and worries a lot of times for various reasons. What is the reason for this?   

Here is a beautiful explanation in Shankara’s  “Vivekachudamani”

“110. Maya can be destroyed by the realization of the pure Brahman, the one without a second, just as the mistaken idea of a snake is removed by the discrimination of the rope. She has her Gunas as Rajas, Tamas and Sattva, named after their respective functions.

138. One who is overpowered by ignorance mistakes a thing for what it is not; It is the absence of discrimination that causes one to mistake a snake for a rope, and great dangers overtake him when he seizes it through that wrong notion. Hence, listen, my friend, it is the mistaking of transitory things as real that constitutes bondage.”

As you can see the Maya( Illusion, Fear ) is coming to us because of lack of discrimination and  clarity.

Here is a gorgeous extract from Sri Guru Granth Sahib:

“In the darkness of Maya, I mistook the rope for the snake, but that is over, and now I dwell in the Eternal Home of the Lord (sggs 332). Like the story of the rope mistaken for a snake, the mystery has now been explained to me. Like the many bracelets, which I mistakenly thought were gold; now, I do not say what I said then (sggs 658).”

It is very easy to remove the darkness of Maya within us. We need to bring the Light in ourselves by awakening of Kundalini.

Antari giyan na aayio mirtak hai sansaar: Those within whom the Knowledge is not awakened are like dead bodies in the world (sggs 88).”

Aatam cheenai su tatt beechaarae: One who understands his own Soul, contemplates the essence of Reality (sggs 224).

Chet suchet chit hoyi rahu tayu lai pargaas ujaaraa: When you are conscious in your Consciousness, you will be enlightened and illuminated (sggs 339).

Iyu kahe Nanak man tu jot saroop hai apnaa mool pashaan: Thus says Nanak: O my mind, you are That — the true image of the Divine Light — know your Reality (sggs 441).

 

 
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