YOGA

When unconscious became conscious this is Samadhi

Kundalini: A Secret Science Till the 6th Century November 14, 2009


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Patanjali describes what happens after Self-Realization September 22, 2009


Here is translation of Samadhi Pada 1-42:43 base on my Sahaja yoga experience:

1.42 (tatra shabda artha jnana vikalpah sankirna savitarka samapattih)

– tatra = there, among these, in that

– shabda = sound, word

– artha = meaning

– jnana = knowledge, idea

– vikalpah = with options

– sankirna = mixed with, commingled, interspersed

– savitarka = accompanied with gross thoughts (sa = with; vitarka = gross

thoughts)

– samapattih = engrossment, coincidence, complete absorption, transmute into

Likeness

1.42 Then our consciousness has difficulties to recognize the name, meaning and knowledge for particular object.

1.43 (smriti pari-shuddhau svarupa-shunya iva artha-matra nirbhasa nirvitarka)

– smriti = of memory

– pari-shuddhau = upon purification (pari = upon; shuddhau = purification)

– svarupa-shunya = devoid of its own nature (shunya = devoid; svarupa = its

own nature)

– iva = as it were

– artha-matra = only the object (artha = object; matra = only)

– nirbhasa = illuminative, shining brightly

– nirvitarka = without a gross thought (nir = without; vitarka = gross thought)

1.43 In this way the object purified from  name, meaning and knowledge shines in his real/vibratory/ nature.

If you can understand Bulgarian, you can read my entire translation of Samadhi Pada here:

http://forum.sahajayoga-bg.org/index.php?showtopic=7

 

The Divine Light July 12, 2008


“It is exactly the beginning of parousia in the holy souls, the
beginning of the revealing at the end of times, when God will be
disclosed to everyone in this distant Light.”

“The most magnetic of all religious symbols is the light, the light
that radiates everywhere within and without — the light that never
was on land or sea. Great mystics have realized the Peerless One in
the form of Light. Moses saw the burning bush and received the word
of God. The Upanishad seers saw It as Jothi Aham — the Splendor in
the self.” – Hinduism Today

“The Bible is seen to be full of terms about light. Lossky tells us
that “for the mystical theology of the eastern Church these are not
metaphors, rhetorical figures but words expressing a real aspect of
godliness.” “The godly light does not have an abstract and
allegorical meaning. It is a data of the mystical experience.” The
author then referred to “Gnostics”, the highest level of godly
knowledge [that] is an experience (a living) of the noncreated light,
where the experience itself is the light: in lumine tuo videbimus
lumen (in Your Light we shall see light.)”

Eternal, endless, existing beyond time and space, it appeared in the
theophanies of the Old Testament as the Glory of God. The Glory
is “the Uncreated Light, His Eternal Kingdom.” Being bestowed to the
Christians by the Holy Spirit, the energies appear no longer as
external causes but as grace, as inner light.” Makarius the Egyptian
wrote: “It is . . . the enlightenment of the holy souls, the
steadiness of the heavenly powers” (Spiritual Homilies V.8.)

“The godly light appears here, in this world, in time. It is
disclosed in the history but it is not of this world; it is eternal,
it means going out from the historical existence: `the secret of the
eight day’, the secret of the true knowledge, the fulfillment of the
Gnosis . . . It is exactly the beginning of parousia in the holy
souls, the beginning of the revealing at the end of times, when God
will be disclosed to everyone in this distant Light.”

Dan Costian, Bible Enlightened

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“Cultivating the Awareness of the Light Within

The heart and mind can find peace and harmony by contemplating the
transcendental nature of the true self as supreme effulgent light

From the Yoga Sutra of PATANJALI, second century B.C.

Patanjali is often called the father of yoga because he was the first
person to codify and write down yoga practices. In this meditation
instruction, he is telling us to let go of all distracting sights,
smells, and sounds and meditate on our spiritual nature, our luminous
true self. He is telling us to look inside and experience the
radiance within.

All cultures, peoples, and religious groups through all times have
talked about the phenomena of light in the context of the religious
or mystical experience. Those who have seen visions of holy beings
typically see them surrounded by white light. People have always
described going to the light, finding the light, being called by the
light, dissolving in the light. We read about light in The Egyptian
Book of the Dead as well as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Men, women,
and children who have had classic near-death experiences vividly
describe arriving in a place of white light; they speak of themselves
and others as being bathed in white light.

Prior to being described as the light of any religion, light was just
light. Light is a part of the primary source material. Later, as the
history of mankind developed, the concept of light became
institutionalized; it was then interpreted according to cultural and
religious beliefs. Pure light thus became light of God, light of
truth, light of Buddha, light of Jesus, cosmic light, and ocean of
light depending upon where you were born and what you were taught.

Light, however, is constant. It is fundamental energy.

The New Testament, referring to John the Baptist, reads: “He came for
testimony, to bear witness to the light that all might believe
through him.” Later Jesus says, “Put your trust in the light while
you have it so that you may become sons of light.”…

British mystic George Fox, who founded the Quaker religion, used the
term “inner light” to describe our ability to personally experience
God within ourselves. He himself had such an experience, which left
him with the lifelong conviction that everyone can hear God’s voice
directly without mediation by priests or church ritual. This is the
central tenet of the Society of Friends.

According to Buddhism, all beings are imbued with a spark of inner
divine light. In describing our original Buddha-nature, we use such
phrases as innate luminosity, primordial radiance, the unobscured
clear natural mind, and the clear light of reality…. The Jewish
mystics use similar words when they speak of the inner spark or the
spark of God. The Koran, referring to man, talks about the little
candle flame burning in a niche in the wall of God’s temple.

Almost inevitably a spiritual search becomes a search for divine or
sacred light. By cultivating our inner core, we search for this light
in ourselves as well as the divine.”- Lama Surya Das, Awakening to the Sacred

“We are now Sahaja Yogis but we were ordinary human beings. We had no
Light within us. Now the Light comes within us and we see the Light
then what do we become? We have to become the Light itself. Christ
was the Light. He did not have to become. We have to become the
Light. And now you have to guard on the way this Light might get
disturbed, might be reduced or maybe completely extinguished.

So carrying on yourself with this Light first thing you should
know that if you see the Light is not proper means you are not the
Light. You have to become the Light. When you are the Light, then in
that Light you can easily see how your mind works, what ideas it
gives, what affects your mind while you’re ascending. Is this the
worry or is this the responsibility that you have? Or is this from
the bad habits you had, that there is an impediment in your growth as
a spiritual personality?

So you have to guard yourself all the time and see for yourself how
you are progressing. It’s a very beautiful journey — very, very
beautiful journey.”

Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Rome, Italy — April 11, 1993

 

“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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PATANGALI’S YOGA SUTRAS END GITA ABOUT KUNDALINI March 25, 2008


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Public Lecture (New Delhi ’83)

Question – In spite of tremendous stress on Kundalini by Your Holiness, it is hard for me to reconcile myself with the fact that there is not the slightest reference of Kundalini in the authoritative guides on yoga – I mean Patangali’s Yoga Sutras or Gita. Why?
Shri Mataji: Yes it is surprising that people will say … He says that in Yoga Sutras of Patangali it is not written about Kundalini and also about Gita it’s not written about Kundalini. Is a fact because, you see, it was a secret science. It was kept a secret science, in my first lecture only I said, till the Sixth Century.
In the Sixth Century, Adi Shankaracharya for the first time opened his mouth about it. It was a secret science with very great gurus like Janaka gave Realization to Nachiketa.And in the same way Shri Krishna did not talk about it, because you see even when Markandeya talked about it, people did not know what he was talking. They never thought him to be a sensible man.
Then later on as the people became into two compartments, one on the right, one on the left side, some started worshipping God in a devotion and in a bhakti way, the another started doing yagya havanadi things. So whatever was required for these two types of things evolved and that’s what developed. The central side of evolution was kept a secret. And even at the time of Shri Krishna it was not mentioned, not a word about this thing was mentioned because this is an internal happening, it’s antar yoga. It was not described, but Shri Krishna hinted at it, that you have to have your yoga. But how, He did not say because that was not the time. He was the one who laid the seeds. That’s why He is called as Krishna. Krishna means “krishi,” the one who has done krishi. So this one was laid, the sprouting had to come. Today it was to be told.
So I am telling you about it. Everything is not told at the same time. Same in Sahaja Yoga. We don’t tell you everything at this state. About Agnya Chakra I have told you something, but not all. Gradually when you will be so aware, I will tell you. It has to be seen how far to be said at what time. And that’s what was needed at that time was told by Krishna. So Gita is the one which only tells you that this will happen. But Gyaneshwara, who was born after the sixth century, in Gyaneshwari has written about Kundalini clearly. Because, though Gita it is not written, but he said, “this is how it is done.” Gynaeshawara has written. Though he has written, it’s not, it’s the Gita translated into a common language, he put also the knowledge of Kundalini. Because at that time, it was to be told. Before that, it was not to be told.
Shankaracharya in the sixth century did it, then Gyaneshwara did it, then Nanaka did it, then Kabira did it. All these people did it. Not only, but even Mohammed Sahib in a way has talked about it – about the Sahaja Yoga and resurrection time. They all started talking about the resurrection time much later as they started seeing people getting it. Because to talk too much about the future is dangerous.
That time Shri Krishna was placed with Arjuna when they were at the war, and that time He had to talk about the problems of hinsa, ahinsa and those ideas which we have about – wrong ideas we have. And that’s how He talked on that subject. Whatever was the subject, He talked on that and He told him how to become one with God … not how…that when you become one with God, you become a stithapragya. He gave the idea as to what will happen to you. But how it will happen He did not say. That was left to me to explain. They can’t do everything, I have to do something, isn’t it? Because if He had said how, then they would have said, “Give me Realization.” But they were not prepared for realization.
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The essence of YOGA March 13, 2008


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“Through study let one practise yoga. Through yoga let one concentrate on study. By perfection in study and in yoga the Supreme Soul shines forth clearly.” (Vyasa)

 
The most famous book as far as yoga is concern is Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Patanjali set down his most famous words: “yogash chitta-vritti-nirodhah, “Yoga is the restraint of the modifications of the mind.”
For Patanjali, all these identifiable elements–thoughts, feelings, intentions, motives and desires (conscious and unconscious)–are chittavrittis, mental modifications which must be seen as hindrances to contemplative calm.
Can we say that we are in full control of our thoughts?
NO!
WHY?
Does it mean that our mind it is out of control?
The easiest way so far to control our thoughts is awakening of Kundalini.
When the Kundalini rises, these thoughts elongate. There is a space, very small, between the thoughts (vilamba), which spread out, and a state of complete silence is created. Then, we are in the present, but without thoughts, without any worry, without any anger and we stand in the present, which is the reality, and the past is no more and the future does not exist.
 
 

 
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