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  • sitting bull 2:50 on 2018-07-31 Permalink | Reply
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    Keys to understanding the universe #3: hidden breathing techniques 

    First of all thanks to JV Avadhanulu for introducing me to Vivekanda and his wisdoms,
    and to David Cook for providing half of the content of this article.
    In the previous article the horizontal and lateral movements in our body were explained.
    and this article is based on those theories.

    Knowledge of spiritual principles is often used (by false Gurus) to impress spiritual beginners, but of no real use if it is not clear how to apply them.
    Since there is enough written on Zen, Qi Gong, Tai Qi, martial arts, dietary approaches and health advices, this article focusses on hidden and deeper principles which, when applied in combination and with perseverance, can facilitate an ultrafast growth towards an expanded mind.
    So here are instructions on how to implement those 2 principles in exercises,
    and the following instructions will then reveal another third secret:


    3a.) Practical application of the principle of up and down movements

    How how to descend and ascend the energy (as described in ancient texts) is brilliantly explained by Christopher Wallis in this following video:

    Note that in ancient Tantric and Kundalini texts the Kundalini is compared to a snake not due to it correlating to the spine, but to a coil (the sleeping position of a snake), which uncoils when the breathing exercise is done.

    The tremendous value of the Kundalini energy – not only for spiritual, but also physical wellbeing – can be seen even in the west today in the snake symbols which in old days suggested a holistic health.
    It’s ironic that this is the symbol  of the pharmacy – the branch of medicine which is least concerned with holistic health and which causes as much harm as benefits by patenting extracted chemicals and thereby ignoring the properties of the entire plant for the sake of greed.

    The Kundalini-snake-like pharmacy symbol much longer was known already as the Caduceus staff of Hermes Trismegistos as mentioned in the first article.


    3b.) The application of the principle of the middle path or neutrality
    the balance between extremes.

    In the Ginans, which are devotional hymns or poems recited by Shia Ismaili Muslims.
    One is mentioned on this site here, and another one sates:

    NAR NAKALA(N)K KEREE VAAT KOIK JAANNE RE
    When the breath arises from (in the state of enlightenment) 
    the region of the navel inside the body, perform rythmic 
    inhaling and exhaling of air which leads to spiritual joy and salvation.
     
    Friends through activation of the nerve (or force) channels inglaa,
    pinglaa and sukhmanaa focus your concentration and awareness; 
    this will kill all the desires of the (lower) mind.
     
    Consider the nerve curvature ('va(n)k naadd') as the true centre
    (between the two eye brows). Focus the vision of your two eyes
    (the moon and the sun) upon it regularly.
     
    If you maintain your awareness in this manner, then your ordinary 
    consciousness will burst into supra-consciousness (divinity). 
    When this happens you will feel the awareness of divinity in every 
    hair of your body and nobody can forget this.
    

    The last promise of supra-consciousness alone should be reason enough for any open minded person to pursue this path until succeeding in order to leave the pain of materialistic misconceptions behind.

    Just as in the Kabbalah, here we clearly also have the
    3 pilars: iglaa, pinglaa & sukhmanaa (the central one),
    and the dualistic sun & moon (yin& yang) aspect which are to be balanced.
    How this is exactly accomplished is written below:

    The left-right-center relationship

    There are several ways to practice yoga to accomplish that. One is an exercise called “the joyous mind”,
    and here is a great article explaining this 3-pillar relation to the body from a Hindu perspective:

    * The left pillar relating to the Ida Nadi (moon channel)
    * The middle pillar relating to the Shushumna Nadi (center channel)
    * And the right pillar relating to the Pingala Nadi (sun channel)

    This is the middle pillar which in islam is also called the sukhmanaa
    and in this article western medicine article is referred to the vagus nerve
    (but western medicine usually misses out the energetic and spiritual aspects)
    David Cook also added:

    In the introduction of the book “Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali” by BKS Ivengar, he talks about asanas (positions), actions and effects, “To advanced students, a teacher teaches a whole asana in relationship to what is happening in a single action. At this subtlest level, when we are able to observe … and adjust the flow of energy in ida, pingala, susumna (the three principal nadis, or energy channels) the macrocosmic order of nature is perceived in even the smallest aspects”.
    In the very extensive glossary at the back, nadis are described as “channels through which energy flows in the subtle body”, and goes on to list 17 other named channels besides these three we are speaking of. Susumna is also listed as the “Nadi which controls the central nervous system”.

    And whilst I was researching the different methods and going to other yoga-seminars for comparison, I found out a hidden and nowhere mentioned secret principle:


    3c.) The breath ratio of 1:4:2

    Kriya Yoga works with this breathing ratio, and Tantra which is much older than Yoga (and btw not primarily focussed on sex only); also stated in the Sharada Tilaka Tanta the 1:4:2 ratio:

    Inhale through the left nosril (concentrating on the left side of the spine) for 16 counts. Hold the breath for 64 counts guiding energy into the central channel of the spine (shushumna). Exhale through the right nostril for 32 counts.
    It states that this can be done with or without a mantra recited mentally.

    ( 16:64:32 does boil down to a ratio of 1:4:2 when reduced to its smallest denominator).

    Whilst Christopher Wallis did not mention this ratio in his video-speech above, he mentioned that the most important part is the one where the in-breath and outbreath meet – the holding of the breath, which is given the longest time in the 1:4:2 ratio.

    Many thanks go out to JV Adhanulu, who passed on this instruction from the Indian Yogi Vivekanda to me over a decade ago and therewith introduced me to Indian originals:

    Slowly fill the lungs with breath through the Ida, the left nostril, and at the same time concentrate the mind on the nerve current. You are, as it were, sending the nerve current down the spinal column, and striking violently on the last plexus, the basic lotus which is triangular in form, the seat of the Kundalini. Then hold the current there for some time. Imagine that you are slowly drawing that nerve current with the breath through the other side, the Pingala, then slowly throw it out through the right nostril. This you will find a little difficult to practise. The easiest way is to stop the right nostril with the thumb, and then slowly draw in the breath through the left; then close both nostrils with thumb and forefinger, and imagine that you are sending that current down, and striking the base of the Sushumna; then take the thumb off, and let the breath out through the right nostril. Next inhale slowly through that nostril, keeping the other closed by the forefinger, then close both, as before. […] Here it is well to begin with four seconds, and slowly increase. Draw in four seconds, hold in sixteen seconds, then throw out in eight seconds.
    This makes one Pranayama

    Vivekanda’s 4:16:8 breath ratio also boils both down to a 1:4:2 ratio.

    Why 1:4:2 ? It sounds counter-intuitive to breath out longer than to breath in, but here are some of the reasons:

    As mentioned in the last article: in the Kabblah the Sun is numerological seen as a one (the initial yang impulse) – “the word which was in the beginning”,
    and the moon as the receptive yin which reflects the suns light, hence a two,
    so the air is taken in one beat and breathed out in two beats.
    (Remember the Emerald Tablets: “The Sun is its father, the moon its mother, the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.” So the breath in is an act of creation (sun), the wind carries it in its belly with 1 beat, the earth digests it there with 4 beats, and the reflective moon is its mother (hence 2 beats breath out).

    We also know that it usually takes much longer to digest the fast action which happened firsthand – hence a longer outbreath.

    The reason for the 4 beats of holding the energy in the neutral middle pillar has many reasons, one being that
    4 is also the path the path of the solar energy to our planet earth which takes the 4 steps: 1. Sun -> 2. Mercury ->  3. Venus-> 4. Earth/Moon.
    So the entire macrocosm is internalised into the own microcosm. (This is btw half of  the order how the energy moves throughout the day, so your setting yourself up for the day when doing this as an exercise)

    There is also a psychological fact by drawing down the divine impulse through our breath, and before in a contemplated way releasing it, holding it for double the time of a moon-reflection which :

    • 1 beat in-breath: something worldly happened (breath in)
    • holding the breath contemplation upon the worldly in-breath (2 beats)
      • then an echo of this reflective 2 beats, making it 4 beats holding the breath,
      • which then creates a reflection on the reflector:
        (who am I – the one who reflects ?) This is very important when the divine starts to merge with the self in self-realisation.
      • and the “echo” also has a meta effect and transforms the breather in the breathed one, or the “doer” into an effortless “be-er”.
    • 2 beats out-breath:
      I see both sides of that coin of contemplation, moving someone beyond dualism.

    Japanese people might have an inherent sense for this echo, because foreigners who learn their language often are recognised for not upholding the pause after the short yang exclamation-like Japanese sentences.

    In rhetoric there is also a dynamic of 1. thesis 2.synthesis and 3.antithesis, so the trinity of this breathing pattern affirms its validity on a subconscious level.

    This, by the way is the mathematics of the pyramid: 3 sides over a plane with 4 corners or sides, giving rise to the assumption that one of its functions is to harness and transform sun power -> hence the name “Pyra-mid” (fire in the middle). Medi-tation in combination with a prana-exercise to direct the fire to the central channel, does just that and therewith is an internal recreation of the pyramids – another indication that the mysteries of the universe can be solved from within.

    Image result for pyramid


    To sum it up (look at the Emerald Tablets from the last article):

    The breathing pattern goes through a path similar to the first astrological symbol of Aries (if that was overlaid over a body):

    1. beat: Breath enters through the left nostril … (the sun is its father)
    2. … (4 beats :the breath goes down to the belly see below) …
    3.               … the breath finally exits through the right nostril (2 beats mother moon).

    Image result for aries
    … 2. the wind hath carried it in its belly, the earth is its nurse.” …
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    So the biggest transformative work happens when holding the breath for 4 beats (preferably in the belly), because it digests anything that happened and also reflects on our reaction to our digestion: hence it dissolves the aspect of literal “re-actions” and therewith Karma. Hence chanting also should be done out of the belly to be more effective.

    You may implement those breathing techniques in your spiritual practice to refine it.

    <previous article: #2 left, up, down, right                      Next article: #4: The right posture>

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    • David Nolan Cook 17:27 on 2018-07-31 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Thilo, very well done!

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      • sitting bull 0:19 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

        thanks – I didn’t get a mail of your comment – maybe they changed something in worldpress.
        I have to check the website more regularly from now on.

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      • sitting bull 11:54 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        Ah and I totally forgot to thank you, David,
        because without your input
        this entire series and especially this article would not have even been written!

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    • jvavadhanulu 23:54 on 2018-08-06 Permalink | Reply

      What an original interpretation that is very convincingly put forward. Mind blowing!
      BTW, I don’t think that Yoga is later to Tantra. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga ” The origins of yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian traditions; it is mentioned in the Rigveda”

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      • sitting bull 11:51 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        Ah ,thank you (also for your big compliment), JV.

        I have to admit that I still have a lot to learn, because I did create this blog not to teach others but to collect in realtime what I just found, so many ideas may need to ripen still.

        Some of my articles like the last one for example, display research from 2 decades, whilst this one is my fairly new conclusion, so I am grateful for you educating me.

        In a way it seems that there were parallel developments on earth which coincided like the mysticism of all religions which come to similar conclusions and which then overcome religious boundaries. The islamic as well as the christian exercises I mentioned in the blog seem also have lots in common with those techniques mentioned above.

        The fact that there were so many connections across remote cultures (like Shamanism) for example raise the question whether people in ancient times were able to either communicate telepathically or simply pic up stuff from the zeitgeist which could be called the Akasha.

        I am still puzzled and in awe of how such a wealth of elaborate knowledge of different kinds could have been accumulated in India when the rest of the world was still in darkness.

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      • sitting bull 11:57 on 2018-08-07 Permalink | Reply

        And as I just did thank David, my grattitude also goes out to you, because it was you who kept me on the path of doing Yoga at times when western medicine damaged my back by wrongly operating it and when I just was about to give up on the hope of the Kundalini rising along the back it was you who told me that this is a total different energy which does bypass any of those material physical aspects.
        Plus you actually connected me to the gold of pranayama yoga, so a big thanks goes out to you.

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  • sitting bull 16:07 on 2018-07-09 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: concepts, imposition, liberation, rape, shift of consciousness, ,   

    unorthodox angles to common concepts: imposition, violation and rape 

    The obvious current consensus about violations – by far not only sexual ones – is to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and therewith society is protected.
    Whilst this is a necessary line of action it only gives little comfort to the victims, so this article is about the exploration and helpful angles to bring comfort to the ones on the receiving end.

    There are two ways a violated person has access to their trauma:
    Either in remembering clearly what happened, or in finding out – often years or decades later – by indicators, that something went wrong and then reconstructing it.

    In both cases the esoteric analysis is the same – it is a case of a violation of the root- or sex-chakra which obviously is associated with those organs, yet it also has to do with an imposition of willpower to the extend that the self-perception is distorted up to such an extend that some people dwell in compensatory behaviours for the rest of their lives. (Often those are the ones who dream big and unfortunately rarely succeed, unless they follow the path lined out in this article.)

    Here a quick word to the perpetrators who have no sense of the more subtle psychic powers and deem a violation as a mere temporary discomfort of the victim, just as it is only a temporary feeling of pleasure to them to physically abuse them:
    The earlier a still developing personality is stomped on, the deeper the impression usually is and the longer it can last.

    So what, from a victim’s perspective could be done to resolve this issue for good?
    To forgive and move on is a good step in mild cases such as unpleasant sex in a relationship for example, but hardly enough for profound rape cases.
    So a mere glossing over won’t work, but what will do, is to even use that dynamics to ones own advantage by facing very unpleasant facts and taking the consequences:

    One possibility is to see everything as a reflection of ones own energy and therewith acknowledge that there is an internal aspect which did attract this seeming “blow of fate”. A Hindu who believes in reincarnation once said that if ones “axis of evil” is predominant, one may have been a criminal in one life, and in the next life a policeman, but as long as this axis still exists that person in the next life might become a criminal again.
    So it could be (and I am merely pointing to a possibility) that the victim’s axis of imposed will is still unresolved, which would explain cases in which some people were raped at multiple occasions, which statistically would be impossible else-wise.

    Another possibility is for the victims who vaguely did reconstruct their own dilemma, to having concretised an attack on their willpower by giving it a definite scenario, whilst in fact the violation may have been on a much more subtle level, such as a long-term suppression of their will. This of course is very thin ice to treat on, because it would give any legal defender the right to dismiss any cause, but since this is about own rehabilitation, the focus here is on the solution to that issue, so let’s take a scenario:

    A father with a strong male dominant energy might have raised his kid (maybe even well meaning) too harshly, by dismissing the sensitive needs of his child for decades.
    So this kid who later does a deep soul search into the reasons of its underdeveloped personality-trades could reconstruct it as a definite physical violation –
    and cases like this have been known where children did project their issues falsely  onto the therapist who dealt with this issue.
    (This of course seems like an irony of fate – except if  the therapists well-intended work would also be interpreted as a residual involvement in this issue).

    This was merely the point of view on the root-cause of the issue, but the by far more important part for the damaged is how to deal with this issue from now on:

    First of all a blame of the perpetrator is merely beneficial to strengthen the legal system,
    but thereafter, the much larger and much more important part is to search for constructive solutions.

    The first step is one step back from the picture to see more than the pixel of the perpetrator, but the entire dynamics, so any kind of generalisation which condemns an entire group, such as “men”, “women”, specific race or age will only keep the issue burning by adding fuel to it. And so will be any decision to avoid that kind of group by becoming homosexual or racist if it happened only out of an aversion to bad experiences.

    The second step is to look at own involvements in this terrible experience – a step of honesty which usually is the most painful one, but as it is said: “there are always both sides involved in a conflict”, and since perpetrators usually are too little evolved to apologise or even acknowledge the huge damage they have done, there is no point in hoping for a consolation from them,
    but now comes a very positive new aspect to the chances behind this pain:

    There is an outer and an inner will, which these days is often called “the ego” vs “the true self”, and the aspect which only can be hurt by violations or rapes is the outer will – the self-perception which is needed to be successful in society. This is the aspect which is reinforced by well-meaning motivators, and this is the reason why some people who had been victims listen to tons of them, yet never succeed the way they envisioned to.

    This also could apply to people with no spectacular story to tell, but to some who had been squeezed into a life which was not mean to be theirs to begin with.
    Often it is a catch 22 situation in which ones self-esteem had ben knocked and thereafter this person is open to all kinds of attacks from bosses or landlords up to thugs or trolls.

    What an ignorant society, non-empathic people in charge, or rapists destroy,
    are peoples worldly life:
    their self assurance, pertness, and what one often sees in children of multimillionaires who never did experience any hardships in life.
    It is ironic that those people who never got the bitter taste of a blow in their face, are the ones who are most likely to later violate the life-force of many people who are in less fortunate positions. This can be seen in the ruthless policies of many large corporations.

    But what no one ever can take from you is the sense of your true self, your inner will, your access to the divine or however you call it, and the beauty of it is that this is what creates true happiness – not the compensatory desires of which my great grandmother said: “Nothing breeds so quickly as [external] wishes!”
    The true sense of oneself is something which is very rarely found in people and this world and is nearly never advertised, because it doesn’t sell anything.

    So what is this sense of ones true self which is glimpsed upon by many people who begin to spiritually wake up?
    You might visualise it like  personality-trades  on pieces of paper which are stacked on a piper spike, and the “real you” is not what is written on the paper, …

    … but the hole the spike created.
    This solves the mystery of all of us supposedly “being one” whilst all of us being very different.
    On somes paper is written “trans-sexual race-driver”, on another ones “arachnophobic garbage collector”, yet through both of them goes the same space, which is called by some “the divine light”, by others “the Christ consciousness”, by the third “Allah” and by the fourth “enlightenment”.

    So whilst the victims external self-perception was (maybe literally) poked in a bad way, that person now has the chance to elevate to true hights much faster than others, because those people have experienced the rupture of their clichéd self so that their sky (which most deem as their limit) has now gained a total new dimension.

    Yogananda once said that the joy of sex would pale in comparison to true enlightenment, and once one has seen the much broader dimension there is no turning back.

    William Butler once gave great comfort in saying that everyone’s soul grows toward the light, like every plant does – even the most obstructed ones. And it can be seen on the grade of their crookedness how difficult their path must have been.

    So if you are a sufferer, first of course you have to stay with your pain for as long as it takes – be it months, years, or decades.
    And at one point you have the choice:

    Do you want to restore your material life as you (or what was hammered into your brain) wanted them to be?
    Or “use the force” to move onto a spiritual dimension  by any means necessary,
    most of the  “comfort zoners” can only dream about?

    Elevating your consciousness does not guarantee instant happiness, but the new found direction may serve as pointers on a tedious, long, but in the end very path to self-discovery.

    After all, “the best revenge is to lead a great life“.

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  • sitting bull 13:06 on 2018-07-08 Permalink | Reply  

    Out of the clerical frying pan into the fire of the Gurus 

    Because this post is not primarily concerned with spirituality I did move it to my “random thoughts blog” here:

    https://offstagenews.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/unorthodox-angles-to-common-concepts-imposition-violation-and-rape/

     

     
  • sitting bull 1:06 on 2018-07-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ismaili, jesus prayer, mantra,   

    What happens when you tune into the divine daily and with dedication ? 

    David Cook did send me an interesting link to an Ismāʿīlī writing, previous unknown to me, and since this goes along with the principle of mantric repetition of gods name found in the Jesus prayer or Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, I would like to share it here .

    Since it describes in detail the distractions on the path and what to expect I took the liberty to reduce it to the mere english for the sake of reading-comfort and splitting it up into commented sections (without abridging it).

    BRAHAM PRAKAASH (DIVINE LIGHT)
    BY PIR SHAMS 

    1 The True Word (Isme Azam) is my Guide.
    The world at large does not have much regard for it. 

    2 Reflect (meditate) upon the True Word and say ‘PirShaah'(name of the Lord) as often as possible, or repeat again and again the words ‘Pir and Lord’ 

    3 At first one should focus on repeated remembrance of this word in one’s own mind and indeed remember the word “PirShaah” day and night. 

    4 If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months, it becomes the word of “Brahmaa”. 

    What methods or approaches do NOT work :

    5 By taking the name, light of “love” starts shining in one’s mind and deep faith “IMAAN” or contentment arises 

    6 Brother, you may ask, what is this Light of Love? Let me tell you openly the secret. 

    7 There will gush forth waves of love in your mind and the divine nectar will flow freely into your mouth. 

    8 Happiness (or bliss) bubbles and your mind gets enveloped into it. 

    9 When there is such a flow of love, the drinker becomes drunk with love. He becomes “mast” (like mast fakir). 

    10 “Chhakee” means drunk or divinely intoxicated. “Chhakee” gets so drunk with love that he fearlessly recites his experience. This is a sign that he has reached far. In other words he has made progress. 

    11 How can I describe this happiness of Brahmaa? Its importance is beyond words and is indescribable. 

    12 No amount of reading of books can give you the experience of this happiness; also no sermons can describe the experience of this bliss. 

    13 For those who maintain long hair as a sign of asceticism and call themselves God, peace remains elusive. 

    14 Those who apply ashes over their bodies and live ascetic lives outwardly, have not the slightest comprehension of the mysteries of peace. 

    15 The ascetics alluded to in the above two verses are those who have not attained the Path. It is those who have attained the Path who have known real peace. 

    16 Those wanderers, who worship faithfully day and night, will never attain peace. 

    17 If such ascetics do not experience peace while alive, then ask how they will attain it at all. 

    18 Those who bath themselves in the sixty eight sites of pilgrimage, have no knowledge of the peace. 

    19 Those who perform the 6 rites perfectly under threefold oath, even to them this peace remains a mystery. 

    20 Those naked ascetics who live on milk and who are solitary in their outward mode are indeed lonely without this peace! 

    21 The ones, who worship stones and ring bells on stone statues, do not have the experience of this peace even in dreams! 

    22 Those who sing and blow out musical instruments in the process and become engrossed thereby do not have any comprehension of the worth of the peace. 

    23 Those who tie up piles of books and wander around to make show of their knowledge, remain in vain without the peace. 

    24 All the learned come and meet having been puffed up about their knowledge, but they have forgotten or are ignorant about the stations of peace. 

    25 Those who prolong their lives through care and medication do not attain that peace at all. 

    26 Those who are very particular and rigorous about taking medications do not have any understanding of the Path of peace. 

    27 Those who perform many entertaining and attractive plays ostensibly to create peace, end up filling their stomachs (do not attain real peace). 

    28 Those who spread the false mantra (remembrance of words) using talisman etc, remain aloof from real peace. 

    29 Those chiefs of monasteries, who gather people around them and preach them, do not have slightest comprehension of real peace. 

    30 Those perform false yagnas (rituals of sacrifice) of highest order involving huge crowds; do not attain any comprehension of real peace. 

    31 Those who bury their bodies alive have forgotten the path of real peace. 

    32 Those tasteless ones who have forsaken taste and live on mud and tuberous roots have not attained the taste of real peace. 

    33 Those who dig up caves and live therein have not attained real peace. 

    34 Those who perform the feats of remaining afloat in the air and remaining buried underground, are false in relation to real peace. 

    35 Those who visit Kashi and mutilate their bodies with sows, have no recognition of the real peace. 

    36 Those who go to the Himalayas and bury themselves in ice have not buried themselves in real peace. 

    37 Those who burn their bodies alive are remote from the knowledge of real peace. 

    38 Those who wander from place to place aimlessly, remain aloof from real peace. 

    39 Whether you are a renunciant or a worldly person, without the recitation of the word, the real peace is remote. 

    40 I have mentioned about those who have not attained (real peace), now I will explain about those who have attained it. 

    This text gives a much clearer understanding on what to finally expect.
    Whilst Yogi Bhajan did emphasise the spectacular siddhis,
    here is a much more honest and realistic account of what the major reward is:

    Real peace. After all, siddhis (supernatural abilities) are only compensatory side-effects one needs as long as one has not attained real peace, but when someone is content then admiration from others becomes irrelevant.
    So the higher goal is definitely real peace, because with it you also can not enjoy siddhis (just as you can not enjoy any wealth as long as you aren’t truly happy).

    So who attained real peace ?

    41 Shiv Shankar and Sanadik attain real peace; they did not have to endure the cycles thereby. 

    42 Sukhdev and Vyaas attained real peace, they will not have to undergo the eighty four (cycles). 

    43 Dhruv and Pahelaaj attained real peace, they overcame the bondage of eighty four (cycles) thereby. 

    44 Kabir Daas and Guru Ramana(n)da attained real peace and thereby were blissful. 

    45 The pious Pipo and the pious Dhano and Rohidaas attained real peace and thereby were joyful. 

    46 The pious Nama attained real peace through which all his work was successful and fulfilled. 

    47 And Nanak Shah attained peace; he practiced the word with conviction. 

    48 Vishan Surjan and Madhav Daas established their abode in the real peace. 

    49 Dadu, Rajab, Parasa, Gyaani – all of them attained real peace through contemplation and remembrance. 

    50 Ranka, Vankaa, Kaalu & Kumbhaa – they were also sunk in (the ocean of) peace. 

    51 Khetaa Ghattate, Sajanaa, Senaa – they were also engulfed in the real peace. 

    52 The pious Agar Keeljan and Tulsidaas were also enveloped in the real peace. 

    53 Daas Moraar Malukaa Jangee – they also became companions of peace. 

    54 Haridaas and King Bajind thought about that peace and subsequently attained it. 

    55 This peace was attained by Isar Tunber, by virtue of concentration upon the name. 

    56 Those philosophers, who have sought the essence and have gone through the physical requirements and practices, have been fortunate to have attained the peace. 

    57 This peace was attained certainly by Gorakh who attained the Path through understanding the principles and putting them into practice. 

    58 Mystics such as Gopichand and Bharthari had the experience of the real peace. 

    59 Many have been the enlightened ones that have been mentioned and there are also countless others whose names have not been mentioned. 

    60 Through out ages there have been enlightened ones who have attained peace through the practice of the Word. 

    And here the question which we all are longing for but hardly anyone dares to ask in order not to look stupid:  “How long does it take (when FULLY applied)?” 

    4 If you maintain constant remembrance for at least a period of three months, it becomes the word of “Brahmaa”. 

    61 When you have meditated on this one name for six months constantly 

    62 Then one day a miracle occurs and automatically (effortlessly) your mind will be directed towards your naval. 

    63 After being immersed in this name for nine months maintaining the same concentration and enjoying the same bliss….. 

    64 Then in the west the skies get overcast or start glowing and you start seeing a unique or unparalled show (tamaashaa) or light.

    And another question which lingers in our mind but no one dares to ask out of fear of not looking wise and serene: “What kind of fruits are to be expected for all that hard work?” (Both above questions in my eyes are quite legitimate, because we do need motivation from time to time to keep us going).

    65 Without the presence of rain, there is the thundering of the skies and you feel that you are sitting in a balcony without the presence of a palace. 

    66 One experiences rain (rain of pearls) without the presence of the clouds and feels that he/she is living without the presence of his/her body. 

    67 Kehi vidhi karee a(m)bar gaaje, Kahi vidhi kari betthaa chhaaje
    (sorry translation was missing)

    68 By what miracles are the skies thundering and by what miracles one sits in a palace without the presence of a palace? How can rains fall without the clouds, and how can a person remain bodiless? 

    69 There is infinite (limitless) amount of thundering and the mind rides on the ‘Trikuti’ – (the third eye and the junction of the three force channels ‘ingala’, ‘pingla’, and ‘sukhmana’). 

    70 There is dripping of happiness from the nerve (force) channel ‘Sukhamannaa’ and the body-less self sees the ‘Nirinjan’ light. 

    71 You hear a flute (or a trumpet) without the presence of a flute and you hear music without the presence of musicians. [Tur is a windward musical instrument and sounds like a ‘sharnai’..] 

    72 You see the flow of a river without the presence of the river (Ganges), you feel the presence of company without the presence of people. 

    73 Ask, with whom can we discuss the sound of the flute and ask with whom can we discuss the brightness of the sun. 

    74 Ask, with whom we can discuss this Ganges and with whom can we discuss this company. 

    75 Where the unlimited sounds are heard, there is the Flute and where there is abundant light, there is the Sun. 

    76 When the ‘surti'(concentration or awareness) and ‘shabda'(word) meet and become one, one feels that the entire creation is located at the ‘sukhmanaa’ force channnel (Ganges). 

    77 We may be able to discuss about all other issues with others, but about these mysteries nothing can be discussed at all. 

    78 The unbroken word cannot be broken, and day and night it remains in the awareness (and indeed it is felt as well – ajampia jamp). 

    79 The immortal word (ajampia jamp) never dies (can never be forgotten), it remains within awareness (and consciousness). 

    80 jareeyaa – digested sareeyaa –
    When the invincible word is digested through concentration and contemplation, it becomes a comfortable and effortless means towards liberation (mukti). 

    81 This named word (Isme Azam) has no shortcoming, when it becomes one with awareness it becomes the Divine word (or Ajampia Jamp). 

    82 This timeless word is not restricted or time bound, it is day and night within awareness i.e., one is always aware of it. 

    83 The one, who has experienced the word (ajampia jamp) through unbroken awareness, has overcome the (cycles of) rebirth. 

    84 If the indescribable word is expressed through the Path (enlightened action), then indeed this person has tasted the fruits of the awareness (consciousness) of freedom. 

    85 The word (ajampia jamp) will not shake (or be disturbed), the immesurable word cannot be measured. 

    86 Who cannot fathom the limits of the limitless word (ajampia jamp), the end of which will never be attained. 

    87 Where the word (ajampia jamp) resides, there is no earth or sky. 

    88 When the sense of inner calmness is attained as a result of the awareness or consciousness of the word (ajampia jamp), the cycles of birth and death are broken. 

    89 When the force channels inglaa, pinglaa and sukhamanna get activated, it is as a result of the shabda (ajampia jamp). 

    90 If one perceives the word as an aspect of the body, then the oneness of the word and consciousness or awareness is not possible.

    91 The knot between consciousness and the word is as if water from one source mixes with water from another source. 

    92 Even if at one point in time, physical death occurs, the knot between consciousness and the word is not broken i.e., it is a timeless bond. 

    93 The word (ajampia jamp) is indescribable and is formless, and it does not assume any form anymore. 

    94 The one who perceives it as having form does not act (have the correct vision about it), the one who acts (has the correct vision about it) does not perceive it as having form. 

    95 The sound that is heard is of my Creator, who is omnipresent and whose vision encompasses everywhere. 

    96 The Lord is beyond every aspect of creation yet He is attained by a liberated ascetic through correct Path. 

    97 The one who has experienced the formless in form (his worldly existence), has indeed freed himself from the asceticism of many cycles. 

    98 Where there is the drizzling of sweet nector (ameeras, peace), in that peace the Sukhamannaa force channel is activated. 

    99 When consciousness is engulfed in the peace resulting from the activation of Sukhamannaa force channel, the experiencer speaks without fear or doubt. 

    100 Every body knows about the physical miracles but about Divine miracles, nothing is aspired for or felt. 

    It has to be added that clear meditation-time-guidelines or results aren’t possible due to the fact that everyone has a different amount of garbage which has to be resolved. So this process can not be enforced but one can only dedicate oneself as much as possible to the divine path – the more dedicated one is, the shorter the period until rewards come.
    But it takes time to let go of our worldly attachments and resistance to the pain having to face ones own conscience with honesty, so this has to be balanced out carefully.

    101 What kind of fear can an experiencer of Divine miracles have? For without experiencing them nobody can unfold their mysteries. 

    102 Where there is the ocean of intense peace, in there Divinity remains absorbed. 

    103 When this enlightened mind remains its own (not influenced by others) and it maintains its exalted rank (by not straying away from the path), then it will not encounter any problems or difficulties. 

    104 When in its exalted rank it sees its own beauty or grace (and thus is ever contented), this soul has experienced freedom while alive! 

    105 What can I talk about the mysteries of my exalted state, for even talking a bit about it; my mind is overcome by shyness or reserve! 

    106 The one, whose vision is enlightened, has indeed attained diamonds, whereas a blind one has no faith (or is filled with doubts).

    107 Diamonds have been knotted in bundles but the blind are not able to realize their worth! 

    108 Without hearing from elsewhere, I have shown you these (mysteries) having seen (experienced) them (first hand) and have explained different facets of them. 

    109 Whatever stage I have attained, I have related to you. Those that I have not attained; I cannot be certain about (or have faith in them). 

      About the dedication towards the divine —

    110 Those who come back having wandered through the three realms, will not attain freedom without the recitation of the word (Isme azam). 

    111 The word of the Guide (Isme azam) is close and dear to me and it is the boat which will take me across the ocean of materialism. 

    112 If anyone follows our advice, he/she will have recited ‘ Only You are ‘ spontaneously with oneness of mind (or with conviction). 

    113 If you perform “Only You are” day and night, then surely you will cross over the great ocean of material existence (in peace and harmony).

    114 The one who remembers the name of the Lord, such a pious one will attain the Lord. 

    115 Without the remembrance of the word, the entire life is wasted. If remembrance is performed, the body will have produced good fruits. 

    116 Through the remembrance of the word pride is overcome (or pushed aside). The fear of the consequences of the actions from the three time frames (past present and future) is overcome. 

    117 The one who performs remembrance is indeed a leader, though of lowly origin, he becomes the greatest! 

    118 I relate to you about matters pertaining to the four Yugas, i.e., Satya, Treta, Duapur and Kaljug, o my brothers. 

    119 Those who have attained freedom and those who will through remembrance – have all done it and will continue to do it without pride and in humility. 

    120 The name of the Lord is infinite and indescribable; the one who remembers it having discarded slander and backbiting is indeed a saint. 

    121 Ancient sacred vedas, the Quran and the teachings of Naanak have all discussed the Divine mysteries. 

    122 Only the Divine can know its own nature (or mysteries). No one else can know the Divine Plan. 

    123 In a moment He gives birth to the universes and in a moment He pervades it entirely. 

    124 His plan cannot be described – listen o my brother momins (faithful and religious believers). 

    125 (The aspirant) banishes everything else and embeds the name in his own interior (heart). 

    126 At the moment of taking his name, do not think of anything else. 

    127 By taking the name he attains the named (the Lord), and forsaking his ego, he merges into His Noor. 

    128 The person feels him/herself as pervading everywhere, within his/her body and around his/her universe – the entire space is filled with divinity both in a movable and static sense. 

    129 The formless (nirgunn) assumes countless forms, but understand that everything is one essentially. (The entire creation is his manifestation; this becomes a reality after spiritual enlightenment). 

    130 The formless truth appears in a form and the minds (hearts) of the devotees delight in this. (Because it is a means for their salvation) 

    About Indian Yugas: The cycle of thousands or millions of years of 4 ages

    131 Many kalaps and Yugas have passed – in them only those who had remained awake from the sleep of ignorance, were freed. 

    132 How much can we talk about its attributes? No matter how much we talk about it, it will never end. 

    133 In the Satya Jug (the Lord) assumed four forms, four (great) devotees recognized him. 

    134 During that period, Pahelaaj the liberator of five crores, attained the abode of peace, listen o my brother momins. 

    135 In the Treta Jug, He assumed three forms. Harischandra attained the station of peace through truthfulness. 

    136 In the Duaa Pur Jug, the indescribable assumed two forms. The saviors of nine crores, the Pandavs attained the abode of peace. 

    137 In the Kaljug, He assumed the form of Naklanki (Ali). He is the master of all souls. 

    138 The Creator will perform a wonder one day. He will annihilate all evil and sin. 

    139 When the Imam Mehdi (the Saviour) rules the world, the twelve and the countless crores will attain salvation. 

    140 The expressions (or mysteries) of the Formless are difficult to fathom for He himself plays or performs all the wonders. 

    141 Pir Shams the ocean hearted, seeks the ocean and in the guise of a fakir (lowly person) preaches to many. 

    142 He preaches to the audience according to their capacity to understand. 

    143 Gur Shamsh unravels the mysteries and those who are true and genuine serve or worship the Lord (Hazar Imam – as a result). 

    144 In whatever happened in the past, or is happening or will happen – all souls worshipped, worship or will worship the Lord and the Guide (Gurnar – directly or indirectly). 

    145 I have mentioned to you about those who remain with the Lord. 

    146 The ones who seek the Divine through enlightened contemplation (ajampia jaamp), are the ones who enjoy all the mysteries of Aly (Hazar Imam). 

    147 Conviction, certainty, contentment and faith are attained by those who make progress in Divine contemplation. 

    148 The one, who practices the remembrance of the word after deep study and reflection, is the devotee who will attain the abode of paradise. 

    149 The essence or substance of the True Path is explained and told by Shamsh the ocean hearted (generous). 

    150 Pir Shamsh prays that the Guide and the Master (Gur Nar) fulfill the wishes of all of those to whom he unravels the mysteries of attaining the Divine through enlightened contemplation (ajampia jamp) in these verses. 

    Long story short:

    If you aren’t ready to totally surrender yet, don’t beat yourself up, but do it in homeopathic dosages. Better staying on the path as to give it up totally.

    But ultimately at one stage, if you could turn around, then an ultimate bliss will be inevitably gained.
    It’s simply a question about whether you want to pull your karmic plaster off slowly or want to rip it off in one go to get over with the pain of your life in ignorance.

    Hence I would ask anyone to reconsider whether you current comfort zone overrides your spiritual aspirations,
    because according to this document all it takes is to totally tune into the divine
    (as religions call for 1/10th, you could do 1/10th of a day, that would mean for 144min or 2 1/2 hours daily)
    for 9 months and then being blissed with an insightful character that should guide you for the rest of your life.

    Don’t give up, because it sounds undoable – just increase it in your own time – it took me 24 years on and off trying and failing endless times until I just now am able to do it.
    So take it as a background program with guaranteed enlightenment at the end.
    Things are shifting bigtime in my head after only having done it for a few weeks.

     
    • J V Avadhanulu 1:35 on 2018-07-06 Permalink | Reply

      Amazing and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

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      • sitting bull 9:18 on 2018-07-06 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you, JV, but large credit goes to you yourself:
        Since you made me aware of the necessity of Bhakti you actually are the one who inspired me to research further into what David did mail me.

        Tell me – does your pranayama also include some mantra or any other way of dedication towards the divine?
        How does Bhakti work out for you ?

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  • sitting bull 0:23 on 2018-07-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: community,   

    For all people who do Sodarshan Chakra Kriya and want to connect to others,
    you can  write here whom of the people who commented on this blog you want to reach
    and I will pass your mail on to that person.


    Or even better: Write open questions publicly as a comment below
    so that everyone can answer and we all can learn from each other.

     
  • sitting bull 17:27 on 2018-07-02 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ancient wisdom, ignorance, limited worldview, materialism, , worldview   

    Keys to understanding the universe #0:penness 

    Index

    Chapter 0:penness
    Chapter 1: reflection, contemplation, meditation
    Chapter 2: left, up, down, right
    Chapter 3: hidden breathing techniques
    Chapter 4: the right posture

    0pennes to different world views

    This introductory chapter is numbered 0 and openness is written with a zero for an O, because if one has zero preconceptions (like a child, as Jesus said), the more open one is for  different concepts and the more tools someone has to understand the mysteries of the universe.

    We all have partial tunnel-visions which usually result in anger when being confronted with non-fitting views, but seen from a mere strategical angle it would be beneficial to utilise as many different concepts as possible in order to understand those aspects which are not covered or seen in one view.

    Examples of tunnel-visions are

    • Nationalism, because if you look at a changing world-map it is clear that borders changed all the time.
      Clinging onto a status quo from last time ones realm was biggest is holding onto a stage which by now is obsolete and very likely not to return again. This creates a stagnated freeze which in turn does not allow for a free-flow of changes in time.

    • Racism falls in the same category and only creates a fear or aversion against the unknown which then inhibits ones in-sight into different ways to handle life.

    • Materialism initially seems to be the clearest way to look at things as they are,
      but the inherent dismissal of spiritual concepts (which the following series is all about) deprives one from accessing principles, which can give one a simple way to work out many issues without having to resort to contemporary researches (which often try to reinvent the wheel),
      plus one has to remember much less facts, because one can work things out by oneself. One of such principles is the yin and yang symbol for example with which one can understand the seasons,

    the menstrual cycle,
    and much more.

    • Whilst a dismissal of superstitious concepts is important not to fall for any kind of fear-mongering, a rigid aversion could deprive one from accessing lateral thinking by seeing things from a total new (lateral) angle.
      A good example is the often laughed upon astrology due to the many simplistic short-time predictions which can be found in superficial magazines.
      But when understanding that astrology is not all about that one sun-starsign, but about a general display of the quality in time (in opposition to our chronological measurement of quantity), one has a less fatalistic access by being able to put ones actions into a larger context.
      So if for example someone has an interaction between (the highly energetic) Mars and (strongly blocking) Saturn energy, one can not exactly predict the future, but see that at a certain time one could have a car-accident if not careful, but also turn it around to ones advantage by doing martial arts where one has to (saturnically) block ones (marsian) punches voluntarily, so one could even win a tournament around that time.
    • Upholding ones own religion as the only one in my view is a result of a mere childhood-conditioning (which if born into another family would turn out totally different) and thereafter reinforcement of ones own believes because believe-systems are nourished and reinforced by fellow believers.
      Often this is due to the humanised concept of the divine, because our inability to grasp the aspect of the higher self.
      This lead to exclusion of other personified gods, but when viewing religions as a “welcome mat to ourselves” as Adyashanti said, then agnostics (who leave religious concepts aside) very often are as geared towards their higher self when following their ethics. Vice versa – due to their lack of being able to relax into a parental care of a god, they often are much more about their own authenticity as orthodox believers are.
      Another aspect of misunderstanding is the fact that gearing towards the divine (or higher self) is propagated by total focus on that one god which then was often misunderstood by that god being the only real one, whilst the original agendas usually were to get people focussed on the path of their higher selves. This is what the many hypocritical atrocities of religious wars created.

    Even within those groups of people there are endless shadows, such as my mother for example who is a strong Christian but does not believe in heaven, so she deprives herself of exactly that blissful aspect which (if not being taken to literal as a bunch of boring harpers sitting in the clouds) could give her (who does approach death) great comfort if she would incorporate the possibility of a life which out-spans our material one (as the reincarnation theory for example states).

    As you can see there are endless tunnel-visions which block our 360° view so in the next articles I would like to shed light on some common features of very different, mostly ancient (and therewith tested) teachings which in todays world, where intellectual pragmatism is prioritised, are often overlooked.

    Finally I would like to add that openness also includes an openness to new angles of issues we long deem solved.

    In order to keep the flow of information open, it is probably strategically beneficial never to close any issues, but leave room for new aspects – even if they seem to come from people who in other fields create the impression of still searching. (The worst case scenario would be someone whom you want to disassociate with – they also teach us at least how not to be.)
    After all, it could be that what they have to offer is that missing link which completes our own worldview.
    So I never try to use phrases like “the ONLY way” or “THE truth”, because any point can be viewed from endless sides of a circle surrounding it.

    And one addendum:
    Openness also includes openness to sources you might find totally unacceptable,
    An example is the Nazi-Tibet-connection which shows that the evil Nazis even had spiritual inclinations,
    and the nice Tibetans also had their fair share of karmic debt in the past, when looking at roots in it’s pre-Buddhist pagan Bon religion and its Feudalistic power-structure as documented in this Nazi-Documentary below: Things are never totally black and white.

    This documentary teaches us that spirituality is one thing, and ethics another.

    The black magician Aleister Crowley also did take a very similar route to Tibet as the Nazis, both were ethically dubious, but highly interested and talented in spiritual secrets (for their own power). This explains their quick rise and quick downfall.

    Spiritual beginners usually mix up both, but you can see on people who sacrificed themselves for good causes without being spiritually wise that they did sometimes end up furthering bad causes in the end,
    and on the other hand we clearly see that pure spirituality without ethics is like a straw fire of fast and spectacular results, but quite short-lived, because it did run on adrenaline and fear only – two quick powers which can not be maintained for long in nature.

    Start here with the first part about reflection, contemplation and meditation ->

    All image links btw are not necessary to aid the content of the articles,
    but to attribute where the images were found.

     
    • David Cook 1:15 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply

      The History of the World was amazing! Thank you

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      • sitting bull 1:17 on 2018-07-07 Permalink | Reply

        yeah, David I think so too – this literally did open my mind to how irrelevant todays status quo is.

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