Sodarshan Chakra Kriya: Meditation für Fokus und geistige Reinigung

Zitat von Yogi Bhajan:

“Hier ist eine Meditation, die mit Hilfe von Prana geistigen Müll aufräumt, und Klarheit schafft. Von allen 20 Arten Yoga, einschliesslich Kundalini Yoga, ist das das höchste Kriya. Dies ist eine sehr wirksame Meditation, um Reichtum zu erlangen. Sie wird Dir einen Neustart verschaffen. Es ist das einfachste Kriya, aber gleichzeitig eines der schwersten. Diese Übung schneidet durch alle Barrieren der psychotischen oder neurotischen Natur. Wenn sich eine Person in einem sehr schlechten Zustand befindet, werden extern angewandte Methoden nicht funktionieren. Der Druck muss von innen stimuliert werden.

Die Tragödie des Lebens ist, wenn das Unterbewusstsein Abfälle in das Bewusstsein entlädt. Dieses Kriya erweckt die Kundalini um Dir die notwendige Vitalität und Intuition zu geben, um die negativen Nebenwirkungen des Unterbewusstseins zu bekämpfen.

POSITION: Sitze mit einem geraden Rücken ( entweder mit gekreuzten Beinen oder in einem Stuhl mit den Füßen flach auf dem Boden ) Augen sind auf die Nasenspitze fokussiert, oder geschlossen, falls Dir das lieber ist.

MUDRA UND ATEM:
a) Blockiere den rechten Nasenflügel mit dem rechten Daumen. Atme langsam und tief durch den linken Nasenflügel ein und halte den Atem.
Chante im Geiste 16 mal ‘Wahe Guru”, und pumpe dazu den Nabel 3 mal mit jeder Repetition ( einmal bei “Waa”, einmal bei “Heh” und einmal bei “Guru”; insgesamt 48 Bauch-Anspannungen.
b) Löse den Finger vom rechten Nasenflügel und benutze den rechten Zeige- oder kleinen Finger, um das linke Nasenloch zu schließen. Atme langsam und tief durch das rechte Nasenloch aus. Setze die Übung genauso fort links einzuatmen und rechts auszuatmen.

BEENDEN: Inhaliere und halte die Luft für 5-10 Sekunden an. Ausatmen. Dann strecke und schüttle den Körper ungefähr eine Minute lang, um die Energie zu zirkulieren.

ZEIT: Empfohlene Länge für dieses Kriya (Übung) ist 31 oder 62 Minuten täglich.
Ideal ist es mit 31 Minuten anzufangen, aber Du kannst auch mit 11 Minuten anfangen un dann auf 31 Minuten aufbauen, dann 40, und letztendlich 62 Minuten.

  • Es gibt keine Zeit, keinen Platz, keinen Raum und keine Bedingung die mit dieser Meditation verknüpft sind.
    Jeder Müllhaufen benötigt seine eigene Zeit um gereinigt zu werden. Wenn Du Deinen eigenen Müll angehst, musst Du selbst schätzen; und ihn dann so schnell als Du kannst oder langsam, wie Du willst verarbeiten. Du musst entscheiden wie viel Zeit Du hast, um Deine eigene Müllhalde zu verarbeiten.

KOMMENTARE:
Wenn Du diese Meditation 62 Minuten lange machen kannsst, dann baue sie bis zu dem Punkt auf, an dem Du sie für 2 ½ Stunden täglich (1/10tel des Tages) machen kannst. Das gibt Dir dann ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi”, also die 9 edlen Tugenden und die 18 okkulten Kräfte. In diesen 27 gesamten Tugenden liegt das gesamte Universum.

Wenn für 2 1/2 Stunden täglich praktiziert, macht Dich diese Yoga-Übung zu einem perfekten Übermenschen. Sie reinigt Dein Unterbewusstsein und versorgt das menschliche Leben. Sie macht Dich extrem intuitiv. Sie führt alle 27 Facetten des Lebens zusammen und macht einen Menschen heilig, erfolgreich und qualifiziert. Diese Meditation erzeugt dazu auch pranische Kraft ( über den Atem). Dieses Kriya versagt niemals. Es gibt einem inneres Glück und bringt einen in einen Zustand der Ekstase im Leben.”

Hier gibt es noch weitere Informationen dazu

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Der Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Kurs für Anfänger

Der große Vorteil von dieser Meditation im Gegensatz zu anderen spirituellen Disziplinen ist, dass
* alle Informationen auf einer Seite zu finden sind, (also im Gegensatz zu den meisten esoterischen Richtungen nichts elitär zurückgehalten wird).
* Alles umsonst ist, (also dass man sich die Wertschätzung dafür nicht leicht erkaufen kann, sondern erarbeiten muss),
* dass diese Yoga-Übung ungefähr 10 mal so stark wie herkömmliche Meditationen ist, und damit durch einen geringen Zeitaufwand schon Erfolge sichtbar werden.

Wer diese Übung einmal gelernt hat dem kann sie nie wieder weg genommen werden, denn selbst wenn man Alles verloren hat (wie z.Bsp. im Gefängnis oder auf einer einsamen Insel gestrandet), kann man sein Leben lang damit weiter fortschreiten!

Wenn Du Jemand kennst, der nie meditiert hat und sogar zögert es zu probieren, dann ist meine Empfehlung die Person ganz langsam auf das Meditieren einzustimmen.

Eine erste Empfehlung wäre
* Im ersten Monat Die Gedanken einfach zu beobachten
(nur eine Minute wöchentlich oder so oft die Person es schafft)
* Im zweiten Monat könnte man dann den Atem für zwei Minuten lang beobachten
(entweder wöchentlich oder täglich)
* Und im dritten Monat dann für 3 Minuten täglich
wiederholt von 1 – 16 zählen (weil SCK 16 Wiederholungen hat)

Der langsame Fortschritt ist dazu gedacht,
Menschen nicht zu vergraulen, die gerade mal ihren Fuß in die Türe der Spiritualität setzen,
Und die Modifikationen sind gut gegen die Langeweile der Wiederholung,
wenn man anfangs noch keine Veränderungen wahrnimmt.

Dann, ohne die Zeit weiter zu erhöhen,
bringe dem Schüler die Haltung von SCK bei,
eine Woche später dann das linke-rechte Nasenloch-Atmen,
und noch eine Woche später, wie man den Bauch dazu pumpt
(ein mal mehr bei jeder Sitzung, bis die 16 x 3 Bauchbewegungen erreicht sind.

Auf diese Art wächst man langsam in SCK rein und kann ab dann diesen Anfängerkurs hier machen.


Der Hauptgrund Sodarshan Chakra Kriya im Gegenteil zu anderen spirituellen Disziplinen zu machen ist der Glaube, dass Deine interne Unausgeglichenheiten und Fehlkonzeptionen die Wurzel all Deiner Probleme sind.
SCK reinigt Deine Persönlichkeit von den Aspekten, die Dir den Zugang zu Deiner wahren Seele überschatten.
Um Dir den Wert regelmässigen Praktizierens vor Augen zu halten:
Lese in meiner bio>karmic disappointments, was für ein Leid man durchlaufen muss, wenn man nicht täglich meditiert.

Aber genau das macht es sehr schwer, diese Übung konsequent durchzuziehen, denn das zurückgebliebene Selbstbildnis (wie es Morpheus in der Matrix beschreibt) macht von allen Tricks des Intellekts gebrauch, um nicht vom Ego los zu lassen.

Ambition, sowohl als Aspiration benötigt eine Kombination von zwei Arten der Stärke oder Tugend:
Ein langzeit Durchhaltevermögen und der Wille unangenehme Phasen zu durchstehen.
Je nach dem eigenen Weltbild und den Erfahrungen kann man sich entweder eine langen aber sicheren Weg aussuchen (der 28 Jahre des Glaubens benötigt), oder einen kurzen aber schmerzhaften auswählen, in dem man schnell durch den Prozess durchdringt.
Die Wahl ist ähnlich der, ob man ein Pflaster langsam abzieht, oder sich es schnell vom Körper reisst.

Hiermit versuche ich beiden Wegen gerecht zu werden.
Sollte Deine Aspiration sein, SCK komplett zu meistern ohne halbwegs aufzugeben, tust Du gut daran nicht, wie ich, zwei Jahrzehntelang rum zu schwimmen, um immer mal wieder die vollen 2,5 Stunden erzwingen zu wollen, bis die tiefen Krisen unangenehmer Selbsterkenntnis mich aufgeben ließen – nur um später erneut ganz von vorne anfangen zu müssen.

Aus meinen Fehler lernend, entwickelte ich eine Methode meinen verschluderten Langzeitplan innerhalb von 5 Jahren aufzuholen, den Du als Geländer verwenden kannst, um es nicht zu übertreiben, oder vorschnell aufzuhören.

1.) Sodarshan Chakra Kriya lernen

Fange mit einer kurzen körperlichen Übung an:
Gehe zu dieser Seite: https://thilo.bandcamp.com/album/sodarshan-chakra-kriya
– spiele die Beats von vorne ab (Du kannst das online machen ohne etwas kaufen zu müssen),
– wenn immer der Wind Klang kommt, atme,
dann halte Deinen Atem
– und pumpe den Bauch zu diesen Schlägen, bis der nächste Atemklang kommt.
– fahre fort, bis Deine Bauchmuskeln erschöpft sind und schreibe dann die Nummer des Stücks auf, an dem Du aufgehört hast.
In den nächsten Tagen:
– Da die Schläge sich verlangsamen, fahre mit dem Stück fort, bei dem Du das letzte mal aufgehört hast, bis Du das Stück findes, das langsam genug ist, dass Du den Bauch dazu pumpen kannst.

Solltest Du lieber im Stillen praktizieren, habe ich hier eine ausführliche Anleitung und eine Zählhilfe mit Fingern anstatt Klängen geschrieben.

Für jeden Schritt beglaubigst Du Dich selbst mit einer Tarot-Karte. Wenn Du willst, kannst Du Dir Tarotkarten kaufen, um ein materielles Gefühl des Fortschritts zu erleben.

2.) Als nächstes gilt es die original Anleitung auszuführen während Du weiterhin den Bauch zu den oben erwähnten Schlägen pumpst.
Benutze den folgenden fett-gedruckten Absatz als Spickzettel, bis Du die Übung auswendig kannst.

MUDRA UND ATEM:
a) Blockiere den rechten Nasenflügel mit dem rechten Daumen. Atme langsam und tief durch den linken Nasenflügel ein und halte den Atem.
Chante im Geiste 16 mal ‘Wahe Guru”, und pumpe dazu den Nabel 3 mal mit jeder Repetition ( einmal bei “Waa”, einmal bei “Heh” und einmal bei “Guru”; insgesamt 48 Bauch-Anspannungen.


b)

Löse den Finger vom rechten Nasenflügel und benutze den rechten Zeige- oder kleinen Finger, um das linke Nasenloch zu schließen. Atme langsam und tief durch das rechte Nasenloch aus. Setze die Übung genauso fort links einzuatmen und rechts auszuatmen.

Sobald Du es geschafft hast 7 dieser Atemzyklen hintereinander durch zu ziehen bist Du aus Deinem Null-Wissen herausgewachsen und hast Dir die Karte 0 verdient.
Gratuliere – Du kannst jetzt Sodarshan Chakra Kriya machen!

BEENDEN: Inhaliere und halte die Luft für 5-10 Sekunden an. Ausatmen.
Dann strecke und schüttle den Körper ungefähr eine Minute lang, um die Energie zu zirkulieren.

2.) in die tägliche Praxis hineinwachsen

[Original Anleitung:] POSITION: Sitze mit einem geraden Rücken (entweder mit gekreuzten Beinen oder in einem Stuhl mit den Füßen flach auf dem Boden)

Augen sind auf die Nasenspitze fokussiert, oder geschlossen, falls Dir das lieber ist.

Yogi Bhajan

Schritt 3:
Beschaffe Dir einen Timer oder eine Eieruhr und mache ein mal wöchentlich 3 Minuten SCK.
Für jede der folgenden 3 Monate erhältst Du eine der 3 Karten des Magiers:


Innerhalb des nächsten Monats kannst Du Dir die zweite TarotKarte, Die Hohepriesterin, ergattern, indem Du zweimal wöchentlich praktizierst.

(Eins ist eine männliche Nummer, weshalb der Magier die Karte Eins war und die Hohepriesterin die weibliche Nummer zwei hat.)

Anfänger mögen einen Monat für jeden dieser Schritte brauchen,
und Fortgeschrittene können täglich zur nächsten Übung weiter gehen.

Tipp :
Falls Du Dich in einer schwierignen Situation befindest (weil Du z.Bsp. irgendwo zu Gast bist), von Leuten umgeben bist, und keine Eieruhr hast, dann kannst Du Deine tägliche Praxis 7 Atemzyklen lang diskret auf einem Toilettendeckel durchführen, denn das sind ungefähr 3 Minuten.
Niemand wird Deine Abwesenheit über solch eine kurze Zeit bemerken.

{Original Kommentar von Y.B.:}

Die Tragödie des Lebens ist, wenn das Unterbewusstsein Abfälle in das Bewusstsein entlädt. Dieses Kriya erweckt die Kundalini um Dir die notwendige Vitalität und Intuition zu geben, um die negativen Nebenwirkungen des Unterbewusstseins zu bekämpfen.

Faustregel: Fahre erst mit einer nächsten Übung fort, wenn Du Dir sicher bist, diese ohne Schwierigkeiten durchgeführt zu haben. Wenn nicht, dann wiederhole die Übung, bis Du zufrieden damit bist.

Jetzt mache SCk drei mal wöchentlich (das ist der letzte Schritt in dem Du es an fixen Wochentagen machen kannst).
Danach kriegst Du die Karte
Then try to do SCK three times weekly (this is the last step in which you can set fixed weekdays for your practice).
You then may claim Die Herrscherin

Meditation für Fokus und geistige Reinigung
{Original Kommentar von Y.B. :}

Hier ist eine Meditation, die mit Hilfe von Prana geistigen Müll aufräumt, und Klarheit schafft.

Von allen 20 Arten Yoga, einschliesslich Kundalini Yoga, ist das das höchste Kriya.

Dies ist eine sehr wirksame Meditation, um Reichtum zu erlangen.

Sie wird Dir einen Neustart verschaffen.

Sobald Du SCK 4x wöchentlich machen kannst, bekommst Du die Karte Der Herrscher.

{Original Kommentar von Y.B. :}

Es ist das einfachste Kriya, aber gleichzeitig eines der schwersten.

Diese Übung schneidet durch alle Barrieren der psychotischen oder neurotischen Natur.

Wenn sich eine Person in einem sehr schlechten Zustand befindet, werden extern angewandte Methoden nicht funktionieren.

Der Druck muss von innen stimuliert werden.

Bist Du bereit SCK 5x wöchentlich zu machen, gehört die Karte Der HierophantDir.

{Original Kommentar von Y.B. :}

Es gibt keine Zeit, keinen Platz, keinen Raum und keine Bedingung die mit dieser Meditation verknüpft sind.

Jeder Müllhaufen benötigt seine eigene Zeit um gereinigt zu werden.

Wenn Du Deinen eigenen Müll angehst, musst Du selbst schätzen; und ihn dann so schnell als Du kannst oder langsam, wie Du willst verarbeiten.

Du musst entscheiden wie viel Zeit Du hast, um Deine eigene Müllhalde zu verarbeiten.

Sobald Du in der Lage bist SCK 6x wöchentlich zu praktizieren, (also jeden Werktag außer Sonntag z.Bsp.), hast Du Dir Die Liebenden verdient.

Wenn Du Fragen hast, oder mehr über SCK wissen willst, lese bitte die deutschen Artikel oder surfe querfeldein auf dieser Seite, denn hier steht Alles, was es über SCK zu wissen gibt.

Jetzt solltest Du es schaffen SCK (nur 3 Minuten lang) täglich zu machen und bekommst dafür die Karte: Der Wagen.

Nur um Dich zu inspirieren, dass das möglich ist:
Obwohl ich aus einer unspirituellen nicht-meditierenden Familie stamme habe ich alle Schritte dieses folgenden Kurses selbst gemacht.

Also wenn ich das tun konnte, dann kannst Du das auch – so lange Du Dich danach sehnst Deine Unausgeglichenheiten und Irrmeinungen ausbalancieren zu wollen.

Sobald Du SCK täglich machen kannst bist Du auf dem langsamen aber sichern Pfad, auf den Du jederzeit zurückfallen kannst, wenn immer Deine Praxis versagen sollte.

Der Vorteil dieses Weges ist, dass er Deine Seele reibungslos im Hintergrund reinigt, so dass Nichts Deinen weltlichen Ambitionen im Weg steht.

Um Dir also Dein persönliches Sicherheitsnetz zu schaffen:
1.) Schreibe auf, wann Du SCK angefangen hast
(Ich benutze ein Spreadsheet, um meine gewünschten und wirklich durchgeführten Meditationszeiten einzutragen).
2.) Faustregel, wenn immer Du eine längere Pause hattest:
Ab dem Zeitpunkt, an dem Du angefangen hast, solltest Du in der Lage sein Deine Meditationszeit jedes Jahr um 6 Minuten gesteigert zu haben (oder alle 2 Monate um einen Monat).
{Bsp: Nach 5 Jahren solltest Du fähig sein täglich eine halbe Stunde lang zu meditieren}

Um die Meditation bis auf ein Zehntel des Tages aufzubauen, was dem christlichen Zehnt einer Spende entspricht und bei Sikhs Dasvand heisst, braucht man auf diese Art 24-25 Jahre, und dann noch 3 Jahre um 1000 Tage 2.5 Stunden zu machen.

Dieser 28-Jahre-Zyklus entspricht einer Saturn-Wiederkehr, nach der Einem karmische Lektionen vor Augen gehalten werden, denn der Saturn ist der äußerste Planet in unserem Sonnensystem, der damit die Grenzen aufzeigt.

Das scheint eine sehr lange Zeit zu sein, aber wenn man an größere Seelenzyklen (wie z.Bsp. Reinkarnation) glaubt, dann sind 28 Jahre ein winziger Tropfen auf den heissen Stein – erst Recht verglichen mit den Äonen
* des derzeitigen Maya Zeitalters, was 5128 Jahre lang andauern soll,
* unserem Wassermannzeitalter im Zusammenhang des 25000 Jahre Zyklus des platonischen Erdenjahrs, oder dem
* 432000 Jahre andauernden derzeitigen Kali Yuga der indischen Weltalter, was insgesamt 4 Millionen und 320 tausend Jahre andauert!

Alles, was Du tun musst, um das “Äon” bzw die Karte Die Gerechtigkeit für Dich vereinnahmen, ist ein Meditationstagebuch anzufangen in dem Du Deine Meditationszeiten und eventuelle Erkenntnisse danach aufschreibst.

3.) Wenn immer Du diesem Plan hinterher hinkst, gebe nicht auf, denn Du kannst Deine verpasste Meditationszeit in der bald kommenden mittleren Stufe aufholen.
Auf diese Art habe ich es geschafft sogar nach 20 Jahren wieder auf den Wagen aufzuspringen!
Außerdem kannst Du das System auch benutzen, um alle Arten von unbeliebten Tätigkeiten langsam in Dein Leben zu implementieren.

Um etwas zurückzugeben:
Teile Deine Erfahrungen in den Kommentaren,
damit Andere von Dir und Du von Anderen lernen kannst.

Wenn Du so weit bist weiter zu gehen, kontaktiere mich hier,
und ich werde die Schritte der Mittelstufe sofort hier veröffentlichen.

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The beginner’s Sodarshan Chakra Kriya course

The advantage of this meditation in opposition to other spiritual disciplines is that
* the entire information can be found on one single page, meaning that in opposition to most esoteric directions, nothing is held back;
* everything is free, meaning that you can’t easily put a value-tag on this method by buying your way into it, but have to earn the respect for it by working for it.
* and since this Yoga-exercise is about 10 times stronger than common meditations, it will yield results within short times of daily practice already.

No one can take this Kriya (exercise) ever away again from someone who did learn it, because even in most adverse circumstances, when you lost everything (such as in prison or being stranded on an island for example) you can continue to evolve on this path for life!

If you know someone who never did meditate at all and even is hesitant to try,
my recommendation is to tune them in very very slowly

by first advising them to simply
* observe thoughts coming and going
for just one minute weekly (or as often as they can)

a month later
* to observe the breath for 2 minutes daily (or as often as they can)

and in the third month for 3 minutes daily
* to count from 1 to 16 repeatedly (because SCK has 16 repetitions)

The slow progress isgood not to antagonise people before they did set a foot into the door of spirituality,
and and the modifications are to avoid the boredom of repetition without significant results.

Then without increasing the time beyond 3 minutes,
* tell them the posture of SCK,
* a week later the left & right nostril breathing
* and one more week later to pump the belly 3 times more each time,
until they accomplished 16 x 3 pumps.

This way they will have slowly grown into the preparations for SCK within a few months,
and can continue with this beginner’s course as described below.


The main reason for doing Sodarshan Chakra Kriya in opposition to other spiritual disciplines is the belief that your internal imbalances and misconceptions are the root of all your problems.
SCK does mentally cleanse your personality from the aspects which cloud your true soul.
In order to see the value of a regular practice, read my bio>karmic disappointments to see how long lasting life’s frustrations can be if you don’t meditate on a daily basis.

But that exactly makes it very difficult to pursue, because ones residual self image (as Morpheus calls it in the Matrix) does use every trick available to the mind, not to let go of the ego.

Ambition as well as aspiration needs a combination of two strengths or virtues:
Long term persistence, and the willingness to overcome unpleasant phases.
Depending on someones worldview and experiences one can either subscribe to a safe but slow path (which requires 28 years of faith),
or a short, but painful one of quickly punching through the process.
The choice is similar to choosing whether you pull of a plaster slowly or rip it of quickly.

I herewith try to accommodate people of both kinds. Should your aspiration be to  fully master SCK without giving up half way, you do well not floating around like me for two decades and every once in a while try again to force 2.5 hours into my life until the profound crises of unpleasant self-realisations made me give it up – only to later start from scratch again.

1.) learning Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Start with short, light physical exercises:
Go to this site: https://thilo.bandcamp.com/album/sodarshan-chakra-kriya
– play the track (no need to buy anything, just use them online),
– whenever you hear the wind sound, breath in,
then hold your breath
– and pump the belly to those beats until the next breathing sound occurs.
– continue this until your belly-muscles are exhausted and write down which track you stopped.
Next day(s):
– Because the beats are gradually slowing down, continue with the track where you left of, until you find the track which is slow enough for you to pump your belly along with them.

Should you prefer to practice in silence, I did wrote an instruction for you here, which helps you count with fingers instead of Rythms.

On each step you self-certify yourself with a Tarot-card. If you want you may buy yourself a deck so that you get a sense of a physical accomplishment.

2.) Next:
Incorporate the original instructions whilst pumping your belly to the beats:
Use the following bold paragraph as a cheat-sheet (copy & print) until you know it by heart.

MUDRA AND BREATH: a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.

b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril. Exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Continue, inhaling left nostril, exhaling right.

TO END: Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale.
Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.

As soon as you manage to do 7 of those breathing cycles in a row, you moved out of ground zero, and therewith can claim the card #0
Congratulations,
You now are able to do Sodarshan Chakra Kriya!

Many of you will be content to practice 1-3 times per week, which is good to do for quite a while.

And at a later point, one day,
when you read in my bio the still ongoing series about “karmic dissapointments”
you may understand why a daily practice can spare you
many decades of the pains of ignorance & worldly trial and errors.

For those people are the next steps about

2.) growing into a daily practice

[Original instruction:] POSITION: Sit with a straight spine
(either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground)

Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose, or closed if you prefer.

Yogi Bhajan

Step 3:
Get yourself a timer and do once weekly 3 minutes of SCK .
Each of the following 3 months you can claim one of those 3 cards of the magician:


Within the next month you may claim the second card The High Priestess, by practicing twice weekly.

(One is the male number, hence the magician was male, and two is the female number hence it is about the priestess.)

Beginners may take a month for each of those steps,
and intermediate practitioners can do one after another day by day.

Tip :
If you encounter difficult circumstances (because you are a guest somewhere for example), are surrounded by people and have no timer at hand, just do it discreetly on a toilet lid for 7 breathing cycles.
That makes approximately 3 minutes and nobody will notice your absence for such a short time.

{Original comment from Y.B.:}

The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.

This kriya invokes the Kundalini to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.

In general: only move on to next steps if you are certain that you are up to it. If you are not sure, just repeat an exercise until you feel ready to move on.

Then try to do SCK three times weekly (this is the last step in which you can set fixed weekdays for your practice).
You then may claim the card Empress.

Meditation for focus and mental purification
{Original comment from Y.B. :}

Here is a meditation that makes use of prana to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind.

Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya.

This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity. 
It will give you a new start.

Once you are able to do SCK 4x weekly, you may claim the Emperor

{Original comment from Y.B. :}

It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest. 

It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature.

When a person is in a very bad state, techniques imposed form the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated from within.

Once you are capable to do SCK 5x weekly, The Hierophant is your card.

{Original comment from Y.B. :} 

There is no time, no place, no space, and no condition attached to this meditation.

Each garbage pit has its own time to clear.

If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want.

You have to decide how much time you have to dean up your garbage pit.

If you do SCK 6x weekly, you still can take Sundays of and still claim the card Lovers

If you want to know more about SCK or have questions, please read the archive of SCK articles including practical instructions on how to keep count or about the theory behind it here.

Now you should be able to practice SCK (for just 3 minutes) daily and therewith can claim The Chariot

Just to inspire you to know that this is possible: Even though I do come from an unspiritual and non-meditating family, I want to point out that I personally did all steps I am propagating above (but it took me long until I succeded).

So if I was able to do it, you know that you can do it too – as long as you long enough for clearing your imbalances and misconceptions.

Once you are able to do SCK daily, you are on the slow and save path which you are always able to fall back onto, whenever your practice fails.

Advantage of this path is that it cleanses your soul smoothly, working in the background, so it does not interfere with your worldly ambitions.

To create your personal safety-net:
1.) Write down when you did start doing SCK
(I use a spreadsheet to list my required vs the completed meditation times).
2.) Easy rule of thumb for when you dropped it for a while:
Since the time you started, your meditation-time should have increased by 6 minutes yearly or one minute more every two months .
{example: after 5 years you should be able to do half an hour of meditation daily.)

This pace will take you 24-25 years to build it up to the Dasvand of a tenth of a day, and an another 3 years to do the 1000 days of 2.5 hours – a 28 year cycle of a Saturn return after which your karmic lesson of life will be revealed to you.
(Saturn is the outermost planet of our solar system and it takes 28 years for it to surround our sun. Hence it shows us our outermost limits and duties.)

This may seem very long, but if you believe in a larger cycle of your soul (such as reincarnation for example), a 28 year cleansing is a mere drop against the ocean of aeons, such as
* our current Mayan calendar cycle, which lasts until the year 4772,
* the 25,000 year cycles of the astrological ages,
* or the 432,000 year Indian Yuga Cycle we are currently in (which comprises 4,320,000 years altogether!)

All you have to do to claim the Aeon or the card
the Judgement, is for you to start a meditation diary with the times you did meditate and possible insights you had afterwards.

3.) If you ever fell behind this plan, don’t throw it away, but use the intermediate course to catch up to the point where you should be.
This way I even did manage to jump back on the waggon after having failed to practice regularly for 20 years !
Apart from that you may use this system to implement all kinds of other unpleasant activities into your life.

To give something back:
Share your experiences in the comments,
so that others can learn from you and you can learn from others.

When you are ready to move on, notify me here,
and I will post the intermediate steps for you.

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My week with Yogi Bhajan

Yogi Bhajan

Coincidentally, just as I was at my peek of doing SCK for 2.5 hours daily, Yogi Bhajan (YB) came over to London and because someone stepped back from putting up some of his 3HO-organisation, I did fill that gap and let two members stay at my apartment.

My young energy was still uncontrolled and very chaotic at the time, so (even with the help of two friends) I had to clean my place for the entire day nonstop  until very late at night and I was still very tired when I had to pick up their bodyguards from the airport the next morning.

Because he had a VIP ticket to get through customs earlier, he came out of the gateways ahead of anyone else,  and was surrounded by a bunch of white dressed people in turbans. Since in my eyes all souls are of equal value, I was a bit puzzled that a spiritual leader would ensure and allow for having privileges which state that he was more worth than a common man.

Being very tired, I drove back with three of his bodyguards into the center – like in trance, One 3HO member did tell me that life is a stage, so it would be about playing a role, so I took that advice and pretended to have relaxed control about everything, even though I hardly could focus on the traffic.
About half an hour into the ride, one of them did point out to me that we were driving into the wrong direction – instead of back into London, we were already half way towards Brighton!

The next morning, I made a huge German breakfast for my 2 guests (which, to their shock did include not only many kinds of cheese, but I purposely did include also a few kinds of sausages to make a point that not everyone who does yoga is a perfect vegetarian). Just as we were finished, the organisers called and told us that YB had cooked, so even though we just had eaten big-time, they wanted to rush out in order to experience his cooking. From then on I refrained from the “bed and breakfast” service.

At this meal, coincidentally I sat next to YB and when I was about to rush away again to make place for one of their team he did call me back with paternal love, which to me was very flattering at the time. With hindsight I would say that the strong authority he did emanate was probably the secret to his charismatic success in building up a strong follower-ship. To him, coming from the Indian tradition of unconditional surrender to spiritual teachers, he of course took it for granted to receive the same kind of devotion he did give to his merciless teacher.

He had a ring onto which a diamond was elevated by a metal spiral, and when I remarked that this was a great idea, he replied that he had ‘many great ideas’, which as a European seemed like bragging to me – yet to Americans such statements of self-confidence are probably seen as an effective self-promotion.

The good thing is that in the consultation later he told me that at one point his teacher had him do SCK, so I knew that this Kriya is not invented by him and therefore, whenever I felt grumpy towards him, I could separate the teachings from the teacher himself by considering him to be a postman for valuable information. Remember this in case you ever disagree with teachers (or this blog as a matter): Don’t drop your practice or believe in the path only because the delivery-man was not to your liking.

I will tell you now everything he told me, so that you also may benefit from his advice:

Yogi Bhajan’s consultation

When entering YB’s room for a consultation later, he (who was 8 years older than my parents) had such a non-penetrable aura that I did not dare to confront him on his guru-like status and ask him why he did allow (or even further) that his entire bunch did constantly worship him.

Still being embarrassed about my driving disaster, I asked him what to do against the chaos in my life he recommended me to massage my ears under the shower.
{Over the years I found out that, when washing my hands, also washing my ears with cold water is as calming and refreshing as doing it under the shower and it can be done multiple times throughout the day.}

Someone made me tell him, that I currently do 2 1/2 hours of SCK at the time and in a reflex he instantly burst out something, which in my impression was that this was not targeted towards me personally, but to motivate anyone who does SCK:

If you do SCK for 2,5 hours daily, there is nothing I [meaning any Guru] can teach you anymore.

Probably because at the time I was studying Chinese Medicine, he also said: “He is a simple student and will become a great healer and a saint.”, which struck me as a a bit of a sales-pitch on his behalf to keep me going.  All I can say so far is that I did not become a great healer and am far away from being a saint, but after having read Yogananda’s autobiography of a yogi it dawned upon me that Indians have a very different understanding of saints than Westerners do – more as a person who manifests divine powers, rather  than Christians who associate a saint with someone who is ethically perfect and doing benevolent deeds.

It seems to me that flowery exaggeration is a part of the cultural vocabulary of the Indian language, and me, coming from the plain German culture took quite a few things too literal, like when he said to someone else about me: ‘He is a sage. He was born wise!’, or when he described the superhuman powers of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.
However, such promises do have quite a longterm effect, because since 3 decades I am now hoping to get enlightened by the means of SCK.
Slowly it dawns upon me that enlightenment probably doesn’t come with a big bang but gradually and less spectacular than I did anticipate – similar to the wisdom of old age, only much faster and without the need of physical sufferings.

He must have noticed that I was not the type of getting up early, because without him asking, he also did recommend to me to meditate before sunrise something I at the time despised.
However, I have to admit, that it’s ten-times easier to meditate in the mornings before the yang of the day rises, because this early are not many internal and external thoughts around, which could an empty mindedness.
But since the morning is the worst time for busy workers to do it, I want to reassure you that this also works at any other time in the day, especially since there is “no time and space attached” to SCK.

~~~

He also did say that I would need protection and did recommend Rahke Rakhanar.
At the time and for decades later I did not want any protection, because it insinuates a discrimination against “lesser” or “evil” people, which is the opposite of what I would call unconditional love.

The 3HO dress-code

Y.B. did also recommend me to wear a turban, so I tried it for the week whilst he was there. When doing SCK without wearing a turban my energy did rise to my third eye point between my eyebrows, but when wearing one, it rose to the crown chakra on the top of my head.

I know that YB (in one of the rare occasions when he was lenient and compromising) supposedly did allow for people to wear anything white on the head, but I would add – if you want the full benefits, go for a real tightly wrapped turban, and if this is too much for you just leave it.
I did experiment a lot with wearing other white stuff but never felt anything from it – neither btw from wearing white clothes. Sikhs originally only are required to wear white underwear but not white everywhere, and all-white for me personally does not work and neither suit me. Some people thrive on the role of displaying Sikhism with a turban, but others nearly get beat up for it on the streets.
My rule of thumb is: If you really are a sincere Sikh a turban will strengthen you, but if you can’t relate to religion, then better don’t play this role, because you will end up being attacked for being a hypocrite.

The impressions 3HO left behind their environment.

At times I felt really embarrassed when we (who all where white Westerners, dressed in white and were wearing white turbans) were ordered to go to a gurdwara (the Sikh-church), to take part in their worship – but only to the point in which YB did preach – and afterwards got up instantly in the middle of the ceremony to leave or eat in a special room only for VIP people whilst the crowd was eating in the hall downstairs.
I then usually went to to eat with the community and did ask them about their perception of YB. They deemed him as just another pujari (priest) but not like something equivalent to an archbishop, which his visits with many religious leaders did insinuate.

~~~

On a subtle level I did notice YB on one hand occasionally very subtly smiling about me,  when I did follow his recommendation to wear a turban or when I was funny, but interestingly he always instantly stopped to smile, whenever he realised that I did catch him being pleased. I think it was probably a good intention to nip any potentially arising egotism of mine in the bud.

However, just before the end of his stay, because I hit my finger and could hardly wrap a turban, and also because I didn’t want to be someone who just puts on a show for him him, I stopped wearing a turban and all white clothes.
I found it too tedious to wrap it all up only for the meditation session anyway, because I would not have worn it outside.

The tipping point for my faith in 3HO

When I am in admiration of a cause or person I do give everything I can, and so it was with YB and 3HO. I did everything for them, took out all the time for them, and also donated to YB for his consultation, despite the fact that I drove them around for a week and did put them up for free.

Ironically it was actually YB himself, and his huge demands for the 3HO organisation, which made me loose my daily routine of doing 2.5 hours of SCK, because for the time of their stay I was constantly in demand of driving them around.

At one point, in the middle of me still eating, he  demanded that we all get up right now and when I continued to enjoy my food he reprehended me by mocking my epicurean humming and told me of harshly, which then was a breaking point for me.
As I did follow him just a few minutes later, he made sure that he had started the public lecture already before I drove down in the car had the chance to arrive.
You may say that this was oversensitive of me, but looking in the look he gave me when I arrived in that hall I perceived it as one of those subtle power-games and him rubbing in the consequences of my non- compliance in order to drive through a point.

Now I am going to tell you something few of you do consciously experience:

The rare occasion to witness a spiritual war first hand

After he was gone, I found out that part of the reason for him coming was that there was at that time a power-struggle between his top British disciple, who was the deputy head of our college, and the director, who was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, who supposedly did embezzle some money to be sent to Vietnamese people in need.

Unfortunately neither side was prepared to open-heartedly talk to each other:
When questioning the monk, he only replied that it would be “his way not to talk about it”, and made certain that he was gone to a retreat when Yogi Bhajan came.
But on the other hand I did not sense a compassionate approach on behalf of 3HO either.

3HO surely was a total dedicated bunch who like a busy swarm of bees did shoot through the London Academy of Chinese Medicine, so the many students who did not primarily follow 3HO teachings (or did not even know about YB) felt overpowered by them claiming the place for themselves with their “Kundalini-stare” (as Gurusant Singh calls it). Someone described it like this:
With their Kundalini-Yoga they build up a tremendous amount of will-power, 
but then they don’t know what to do with it.
And indeed, it seemed to be all about strengthening their own group just for the sake of it.

Because both sides did like me, and at the time, I could literally feel being dragged into a spiritual war of both sides, like (the 3HO member and) deputy head of our college “scanning” me at one point for loyalty and then ordering me to clear out the Buddhist monk’s desk, so that the monk perceived it as if I took sides against him and said that I now would be with “the Kundalini-people”.
Not wanting to take sides, this led to me literally “putting my head down” and stay below their spiritual level by going to the pub to drink with fellow students and co-workers, to “ground” me and keep in synch with the common people.

This is something you on your spiritual path have to watch out for – sometimes it is not you having no spiritual discipline, but adverse circumstances may sabotage your internal evolution:
In order to satisfy your karmic need for harmony you at times may sacrifice your evolution, because by preserving your dignity and keeping to walk upright, you might ending up becoming crucified as Jesus did when he did not hide his light under a bushel.

It is very easy at those occasions to hide behind ignorance, because hardly anyone will see that you did.
However – even though it will be initially gratifying to play it safe –
you should not for long pretend to be dumber than you are, because in the long run your ‘playing it safe’ will weaken your character and turn you to a cowardly fence-sitter who will end up merely walking in other people’s footsteps.

~ ~ ~

A month later YB came once more and waved me into his room where he was lying on his bed, because he still was very strong, yet did need to lie a lot in his bed often already.

But I did not enter his room and didn’t even want to talk to him anymore, because the only way I would have opened my heart to him again would have been if we could have talked about my issues with him.
Yet I knew that any criticism would have been dismissed harshly by him. Maybe that’s why he gave me the name “Amar“, because that means something like “free spirit” – probably with a connotation of “untameable”.

 

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3 spirituelle Tugenden: Durchhalten, verlangsamen, ausbalancieren

Durchhalten

Als ich einmal ein zehn-Tages Kurs Vipassana in Frankreich mitgemacht habe, hatte ich das Glück dem Gründer selbst, Goenka, zuhören zu dürfen, der sagte:

“Die meisten spirituellen Anfänger wechseln ihre Richtung oft,
aber wer Öl finden will, kann nicht mal hier 10m und dort 100m bohren,
sondern muss an der selben Stelle sehr tief bohren, um welches zu finden.”

Die Meisten glauben, dass sie mehr Probleme lösen könnten, wenn sie schnell denken, aber Yogis nennen solches mentales Umherspringen einen “Affengeist”.

Verlangsamen

Yogi Bhajan hat gelehrt, dass Yogis es schaffen ihren Atem auf einmal pro Minute zu verlangsamen, also werden wir beim Atem anfangen, der das Bewusstsein mit dem Unterbewusstsein verbindet: Du kannst sowohl freiwillig gesteuert atmen, als auch in Deinem Schlaf, und auch Dein Unterbewusstsein steuert Deinen Atem durch Deine Gefühle.

Ausbalancieren

Jupiter-aspekte sind :

  • der Zeigefinger,
  • die Farbe blau,
  • das Hals Chakra,
  • Spiritualität,
  • und Qualitäten wie die Erweiterung der Karriere, des Körpers und der Aura.

Es kann mit dem geistigen Aspekt des Holzelements in der traditionellen chinesischen Medizin verglichen werden, der HUN heisst.

Und das linke Nasenloch wird der emotionalen Mondseite einer Person zugeordnet.
Daher bringt der Zeigefinger am linken Nasenloch spirituelles Bewusstsein in Deine Emotionen.

Und das ist, wie Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Deinen emotionalen Müll aufräumt.

Danach kannst Du zur Mittelstufe weiter fortschreiten.

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2 key virtues: persistence and deceleration

persistance

I once had the luck of participating in a 10-day Vipassana course in France
under the personal guidance of its founder Goenka , who said:

Most spiritual beginners change their discipline ever so often,
but if one wants to find oil, it is futile to drill 10 m here and 100m there.
One has to drill very deep at the same place in order to find it.”

deceleration

Most people think that by thinking fast they could solve more issues, but yogis did call such mental jumping around “a monkey mind”. The transformation is beautifully displayed in the card above which does contain so much symbolism, that it would fill an entire article by itself.

Yogi Bhajan taught that Yogis could manage to breath only once per minute, so we will start only on the breath, which also connects the subconscious to the consciousness: You can breath voluntarily, but also breath in sleep and your breath is affected by your subconscious emotions.

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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.

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