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  • sitting bull 15:11 on 2019-03-12 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anfänger, , kostenlos, , Meditations-yoga, meditationskurs, , Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, yoga kurs,   

    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!

    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.

    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 Wochen erhältst Du eine der 3 Karten des Magiers:


    Innerhalb des zweiten 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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  • sitting bull 15:09 on 2019-03-12 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , meditation course, , Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, , ,   

    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!

    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.

    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!

    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 weeks you can claim one of those 3 cards of the magician:


    Within the second 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.

     
  • sitting bull 16:32 on 2019-02-10 Permalink | Reply
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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”.

     

     
  • sitting bull 1:50 on 2019-02-04 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Kurs, , Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, ,   

    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.

     
  • sitting bull 23:04 on 2019-02-03 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , course, meditation-yoga, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya,   

    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.

     
    • mitchteemley 17:17 on 2019-02-07 Permalink | Reply

      Hi SB, sorry to take so long in commenting on your posts (after you’ve commented on mine at length). I’m curious how you came to believe in this mix of Sikh meditation, magic, etc.

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      • sitting bull 22:56 on 2019-02-07 Permalink | Reply

        Dear Mitch, this is exciting to me that you reply.

        Within the last week you were foremost on my mind, because I am contemplating a lot on an effective approach towards god or the divine and how to bring both of our beliefs together.

        You might now get a more elaborate answer than you asked for, because I recently started to write down my own spiritual life with all its flaws, so that others can learn from my mistakes.
        I do this in form of a meditation course/game. So you can get my really elaborate answer to your question on the webpage you see when you click on the card above.

        All you have to do is to bookmark that one webpage (if you don’t want to subscribe), because so far I just covered the first 3 decades of my life. This way you also will find there all the upcoming chapters of my life, continuing (hopefully weekly) on Sundays.
        Especially for you I just did clearly distinguish between the course and the bio, so that you can read only that without being confronted by a practice you might not want to follow.

        I purposely do not glorify anything there, because, like you, I believe in the untainted truth.
        This is a new approach – instead of advertising ones own spiritual practice – to simply put it all out there with all its problems so that people can decide then which path is best for them, and I also think that it is needed for people in trouble to see how others did struggle through their mistakes.

        Next chapter coming up on Sunday will write about my meeting with the yogi who taught it (and who also tried to combine both our beliefs), and the next one will be my criticism of his approach.

        I would like to draw your attention in that index-side to the Bio#5, where I describe
        1) how I realised that even without wanting to pray to god that I did already dedicate myself to the divine,
        2) which also includes a link to the similarities of that yoga exercise and the Christian Jesus prayer
        3) and also a link to an Islamic total dedication to god and how beneficial it can become.
        The links of point 2 & 3 are rare excerpts, very difficult to find, even on the Internet, especially since I took both out of a larger context in which those texts are hidden.

        After having thought about our encounter at the moment it seems that we can accelerate our spiritual evolution by combining both our parts, because the faster we evolve, the lesser we suffer.

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

    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, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya   

    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 16:00 on 2017-06-24 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Sodarshan Chakra Kriya   

    From time to time I will add findings in this page, with beautiful and valuable external sources about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.

     
  • sitting bull 1:01 on 2017-04-26 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , faith, persevearance, self-develoment, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya   

    my realtime progress 

    (Deutsche Video-playlist unten!)

    Since people once in a while ask me about my first 1000 days, I sum them up here.
    However, the detailed path is actually described on the right margin of this blog, step, by step.

    • In 1994 in the first 2 months I succeeded to build  up SCK up to 2 1/2 hours
    • From then on I failed hundreds of times for about 15 years
    • And when I realised that I would be capable of doing half already if I only had done 1 second more each day (on average – which makes it a minute more every 2 months,
    • I went for 120 days each of 3,11,22,31 &62 minutes which each took me a year (5 years alltogether)
    • And to build up to 2 1/2 hours I did the legendary 1000 days
    • Whilst keeping up the 2.5 hours I give myself a year  to adjust my occasionally unhealthy lifestyle to the Kriya
    • And then I want to Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK) perfectly for 1000 days

    However, I would like to point out that my intention is not to display my life for judgemental fence sitters who don’t do SCK themselves,
    but my main reason for putting myself in the open with all my difficulties is, so that people like you who reads this right now might get inspired to also join me in practicing SCK yourself (just a tiny bit every day) ❤

    Below is a statistics of every 10 days (early years are estimated but the rise in the second half is logged correct)
    Green is the theoretical virtual build up of a second more daily,
    and blue is my reality.

      

    Update in June 2018:
    For nearly a year I did do SCK irregularly and sometimes long, sometimes short, which was necessary to let go of a too dogmatic “going through the motions” only.
    Instead I did focus a lot on the coherence between my aspirations and my lifestyle so that instead of the hardship of a daily Kriya I had to honestly admit to myself my faults and relinquish nearly all worldly pleasures. This at the moment takes all my energy so that I do build up SCK from scratch literally by the minute so that once I reach 2.5 hours again I hopefully can do it without my neanderthal-lifestyle inhibiting me from a spiritual progress.

     
    • Anonymous 11:47 on 2014-11-21 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,
      I wish you thé best on your practice of sck!
      I did It myself a few years ago. Thank you for sharing your experience. I feel also that It is better to build It slowly.
      I wanted to share some information about this kriya. Gurudev singh master of sat Nam rasayan told us last year during the annual retreat of snr that yogi bhajan said sck Works only if you do It with devotion. Something actually quite rare with westerners. He then told that one way to instill that attitude in the practitioner is to havé him listen to the Narayan shabad while practicing sck. Hope this helps. Have a good sadhana. With love Fateh.

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      • Thilo 17:32 on 2014-11-26 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you for your valuable input, Fateh.
        I thought for a week about devotion and listening whilst doing SCK. Here are my conclusions:
        In the last months I had extensive discussions with agnostics as well as strong believers of different religions and slowly liberated god from the image of an authoritarian grandpa.
        At the same time I became increasingly aware that meditation is not merely a process of calming our brainwaves, but of tuning into the cosmic threat of energy. So now when I think of god or in this case waheguru I think of a huge cosmic body of which we are a tiny cell of.
        This way our western ego does not interfere with devotion – it is all of serving the cosmic body in the best possible way, meaning to find out what we are in order to fulfill our purpose as an atom or a cell. Every cell in this case is of equal value.

        This insight even made me tune in before doing SCK – however, whilst the ma Adi Mantra & Ong Namo have undoubtedly values, I believe that anyone of any religion could tune into by praying to the god of their heart. More important than residing some mantras is in my opinion the mental attitude which comes with it. So someone who tunes into the universe to fulfill ones purpose probably could get more out of tuning in than someone who mindlessly chants a mantra.

        The same applies to me to listening to the Narayan shabad. Regardless of its beauty or aesthetic value I feel that listening to something external whilst doing an exercise which is designed to internalize the mantra of god into ones belly and subconsciousness.
        Therefore I personally find it of much more value to keep alert whether I bring a humble attitude towards meditation, rather than to play the right mantra in the background.

        There are 2 possibilities for us to evolve:
        1. To change our energy with energetic work like Qi Gong or Yoga for example;
        2. To elevate our mind via contemplation, reflection, honesty and right actions.
        The first one suits easterners more who devotedly submit to cosmic energies,
        the latter one works well with westerners path of building up an I whilst reducing the ego.

        Both paths are in my opinion valuable and necessary in order to evolve holistically.
        The first path alone makes you healthy but does not make you wise,
        the second path alone makes you a good person, but still trapped in ancient raw energetic dilemmas.

        Therefore I will take your advice into consideration to keep an eye on my devotion to serve the cosmic organism rather than my ego but I prefer to do SCK in stillness not to be carried outwards.

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      • sitting bull 23:33 on 2018-06-03 Permalink | Reply

        Second reply 3 years later:
        Meanwhile (after having done 120 days of 2.5 hours without any significant results,
        it slowly did sink in that my attitude seems to be the reason why I am spiritually stuck.

        So I did remember this comment and contemplated a long time upon the meaning of devotion.
        This was very difficult for me, because I was educated into a Christian dogma of having to devote myself to a Christian authoritative Father-figure and I simply could not wrap my head around it.

        Trying to totally dedicate myself to the divine I asked JV an Indian who did Prana Yoga since 30 years who told me:

        “God is centric to Religion and not necessarily to Spirituality. Organized religion is a power structure and invented many concepts such as sin, hell and many types of God. BTW, Agnostics is also a very ancient form of Hinduism.
        Yoga, as I know doesn’t mandate belief in any religion or God.
        But, many Gurus and Swamis mixed religion and Yoga.
        You don’t have to be believer in Hinduism or any God to practice Yoga ( or pursue Spiritual Progress).”

        So I am studying masters of Self-realisation and dedicate myself anew to another 1000 days of SCK but beforehand am adjusting my lifestyle to cut out the most extreme distorting substances, such as cigarettes and alcohol and am building my morning sadhana up from scratch again. You will see my progress on the right hand side of this blog.

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  • sitting bull 0:00 on 2015-02-08 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: siddhis, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya   

    The siddhis 

    Yogi Bhajahn’s descriptions of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya states:

    If you can do this meditation for 62 minutes to start with, then build up to the point where you can do it 2 1/2 hours a day (1/10 of the day), it will give you the following: ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi,” which are the nine precious virtues and 18 occult powers. In these 27 total virtues of the world lies the entire universe.

    So what are those Sidhis? Wikipedia states:

    Siddhis are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sadhana (spiritual practices), such as meditation and yoga.

    Whilst Wikipedia refers mainly to the Hindu-version, Siddhis are also mentioned in the Guru Granth Sahib – the religious fundament of the Sikhs:
    Verse (pauri) 38 of the bani called Anand Sahib refers to the 9 treasures which include:

    1. precious metals,
    2. gems and jewels,
    3. delicious foods,
    4. training in the use of arms,
    5. beautiful clothing and various staples,
    6. trade in gold,
    7. trade in gems,
    8. mastery of fine arts,
    9. and all kinds of riches.

    The 18 occult powers are referenced in the “Rag Gujri, Guru Arjan” shabd that comes just before “So Purkh” in the bani called Rehiras Sahib as follows:

    (1) to assume another’s form,
    (2) to make the body larger or smaller,
    (3) to make the body miniscule,
    (4) to procure objects,
    (5) to read another’s thoughts,
    (6) to persuade all,
    (7) to fulfill the mind’s desires,
    (8) to become heavy,
    (9) to become immune to hunger and thirst,
    (10) to hear from afar,
    (11) to see from afar,
    (12) to travel as fast as thought,
    (13) to assume any shape,
    (14) to enter another’s body,
    (15) to die at will,
    (16) to meet with the gods,
    (17) to fulfill all desires,
    (18) to go anywhere unobstructed.

    Those abilities are likely to stir up a lot of emotions – on one hand there are those who believe in them but dismiss them as a nuisance and tempting distractions on the path of self-realization, and on the other hand, materialistic people without spiritual inclinations will simply not believe it – a good example is the one million dollar challenge from James Randi which no person could claim in over 50 years.

    The reason I mention them here is foremost to pass on the last bit of information related to Sodarshan Chakra Kriya without holding anything back – it is not to advertise spirituality through sensationalism.

    The question is now what attitude to take on without subscribing to any extreme. In a way they should not be dismissed lightly because the questions whether they exist or not influence the entire attitude towards spirituality. Let us take Jesus as an example:

    People who believe that he was the son of god won’t allow for siddhis to be possible – only god is allowed to have or give those powers.
    On the other hand believing in siddhis opens the possibility for Gnosticism, meaning that we humans have the potential to bring out divinity in us – a tremendous implication which could shatter all power structures of religions and society by enabling us to take charge of our own lives without living like powerless obedient sheep.

    The disadvantages of being attracted to them are clearly the dangers of first developing a tremendous ego and abusing those powers or to hold us back in the material world while indulging in those fruits.
    Think it through: What would happen if you gained even one of those abilities? First you had to question yourself repeatedly when it would be wise to use the force – obviously selfish use will inevitably set one back to square one instantly by having lost ones non-attachment and serenity.
    On top of that the question would be what is good for others?At first glance it might be noble to heal others or to spread wealth, but what if poverty or diseases were brought onto people by their own imbalances? Then a correction of course is only a symptomatic treatment, just like you paying of debts of a gambler or an addict who only falls back twice as hard.
    And you might encounter a massive opposition from simple-minded jealous people or powerful puppet-masters who see their wealth endangered. Why do you think it is that enlightened people were nailed to the cross, burned at the stake, boiled alive, etc.?

    My personal intake on it is that we humans have divine potential which should be cultivated by any means – the gnostic way;
    yet one should not aim for Siddhis, because they are mere potential side-effects on the path to absolute detachment and self-realization.

    Look at the spiritual strive for heaven as a garden-hose which you fill with pressure so that it may rise up into the air: The unguided hose will jump into random directions and shoot out tremendous floods of water – which could be seen as siddhis – one here – one there – but in fact the goal is to sprinkle the Kundalini-energy up into the pituitary gland, not all around.

    I saw people get very tensed about Siddhis – demonizing them – when at the same time those are the Gurus who teach prosperity – another similar worldly attachment – not in any way better than any siddhi. And we all know too well that “it is easier for a camel to crawl through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter heaven”. Only no one wants to hear of it any longer, because we all are conditioned to believe that “a hungry man has no conscience”. We salute the “sucessful” materialists who oppress us and we dream greedily of their wealth in the hope to start working on our spirituality once we achieved it.
    This rarely ever happens, because once one is really rich worries about keeping that wealth will eat up ones life.

    My suggestion for spiritually interested people is:
    Stay rebellious and believe in a shift of consciousness in which miracles can happen – this won’t happen as an external event but it will come from within each of us and when a critical mass of believers is reached the global consciousness will shift to allow our higher potentials to arise. Be open to anything possible, but don’t hunt for anything in specific. You might not get any, but one thing is certain – the higher you evolve the more blissful you will be – so blissful in fact that you might not feel the need to stand out in any way any longer, just like most martial artists started to train in order to fight but hardly ever need to use their abilities once they became black belts. And talking martial arts: To hit the target deeply it is recommended to aim behind your goal – the same applies to your attitude to siddhis: If you try to stay small (as religions and churches told us to be for millennia) all we can achieve is to be a “nice person” – but if you aim for the supernatural the sky is literally the limit.

    The reason why I am not worried about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya bringing out Siddhis anyone could not handle is, because it “cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature” so it will first dissolve ones ego and make one humble.

    Never thwart yourself out of a fear of potential problems – be materialistic humble but spiritual insatiable and strive for the highest you can achieve!

    In my eyes every person is a potential angel.

    Edit I found another explanations on the siddhis and elements here:
    https://www.bvashram.org/siddhis-riddhis-and-mystical-experiences/

     
    • sitting bull 21:31 on 2015-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      Since a guy called Vito commented on the front page about reclaiming his selfishness in order to regain siddhis I would like to add a valuable warning about the spiritual path I read in
      THE COMPLETE GOLDEN DAWN SYSTEM OF MAGIC by Israel Regardie:

      EGOTISM

      One of the great dangers inherent within the practice of Magic and indeed of all the occult arts — is the development of an enormous egotism characterized by messianic feelings, infantile omnipotence and the utter destruction of any capacity for effective self-criticism. It appears that as the student becomes more adept in the skills of meditation, skrying, or ceremonial work, he becomes more threatened by an inflation of the ego. It appears slowly and insidiously, without apparent warning. Only those people who are closely related to or associated with the student become aware of the subtle metamorphosis that occurs. The student rarely is conscious of this unconscious transformation. Attempting to make him aware of this egotism is doomed to failure; it is like knocking on a stone wall.

      It seems to afflict the aspirant who functions outside the borders of an occult order or legitimate magical school. In this sense, most students come within the jurisdiction of this definition. Those who practice their occult work under the aegis of a legitimate magical body or under the guidance of an experienced and wise guru or teacher seem to be more protected from this inflation — unless the guru has himself fallen under the spell of his own messianic fantasies and inflation. If he has, then he communicates his fatal sickness to his students. Or else he is wholly blinded to the debacle about to occur to his student.

      One has only to look at the history of most modern occultists and I use them preferentially because their history is more readily authenticated than those of earlier times – – to perceive how valid this phenomenon is. So many of them developed fantastic notions of their own unique importance and role in the world or even cosmic picture. Only recently I heard of one who claimed to have been the teacher of Jesus! There are an almost infinite number of variations of this theme.

      It is a definite and ever present danger, and all students of occultism within or without occult orders must become conscious of this phenomenon. Otherwise they are doomed. They experience what appears to be at first an enhancement of life-feelings, a rich harvest of previously unknown information and knowledge, and the awareness that destiny has suddenly acquired a new direction, — only to collapse later in total frustration, ignominy, and exile from all of society.

      From the theoretical viewpoint, the gradual expansion of the confines of the limited ego by magical practices, leads to contact of some kind with the `unconscious’. A new source of energy is released, an energy which is seen as carrying with it not only new feelings but new knowledge and a greater capacity for self-confidence with the ability to impress and motivate one’s fellow man. This energy floods the unprepared ego with almost infinite promise. Unless the candidate is properly prepared for this phenomenon, or is guided and guarded by a competent experienced teacher, he is likely to take this seriously. Effective self-criticism seems to have vanished in thin air.

      Crowley seems to have been most conscious of this in some of his earlier work. He himself had a couple of admirable teachers — Alan Bennett, George Cecil Jones and Oscar Eckenstein. For example in one section of Liber 0 he wrote:
      `This book is very easy to misunderstand; readers are asked to use the most minute critical care in the study of it. even as we have done in its preparation. In this book it is spoken of the Sephiroth and the Paths; of Spirits and Conjurations; of Gods, Spheres, Planes and many other things which may or may not exist. It is immaterial whether these exist or not. By doing certain things certain results will follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophic validity to any of them. There is little danger that any student, however idle or stupid, will fail to get some result; but there is great danger that he will be led astray, obsessed and overwhelmed by his results, even though it be by those which it is necessary that he should attain. Too often, moreover, he mistaketh the final resting-place for the goal, and taketh off his armour as if he were a victor ere the fight is well begun.’

      Some few other occultists familiar with the practical side of things also utter similar warnings. Blavatsky in her Voice of the Silence also warns that `under every flower a serpent coiled.’ And in a footnote in this warning, she adds: The astral region, the psychic world of supersensous perception and of deceptive sights — the world of mediums. It is the great `Astral Serpent’ of Eliphas Levi. No blossom picked in those regions has ever yet been brought down to earth without its serpent coiled around the stem. It is the world of the Great Illusion.’

      Only a good guru of almost superhuman powers of effective self-evaluation and examination provide the means of avoiding inflation and the consequent disaster. A third means is almost any form of good psychotherapy. The latter appears to be able to drain off the massive uncontrolled quantities of energy that are released and direct them into new and constructive goals. Those Reichians who have an understanding of `occult’ matters would appear to be more effective than most in dealing with the phenomenon.

      Jung has also described it most extensively in an extraordinarily good essay in a book entitled Two Essays on Analytical Psychology. However, the methods of therapy described by Jung and practised by his followers leave a lot to be desired. Every occult student should not merely read this book but own it, in order to provide the opportunity to read and re-read many times the chapter dealing with inflation of the ego.

      It is his contention that the analysand, the patient undergoing therapy — analagous to the enterprising student beginning his occult work — attempts to identify his ego with the collective psyche. He does this as a means of escaping the pain and anxiety resulting from the collapse of his conscious persona or self, which is one of the primary effects of the analysis. To free himself from the seductive embrace of the collective psyche, instead of denying it as some others have done, he accepts it so totally that he is devoured or overwhelmed by it, becomes lost in it, and thus is no longer capable of perceiving it as a separate entity. As another student once put it, instead of realizing that they have become illuminated by God, they affirm that they are God. Thus the inflation begins. It ends disastrously when or if the `God’ discovers he is not omniscient or omnipotent. But by then it is generally too late.

      It would not do the student harm to re-read the statement by Hyatt and myself on the problems confronting the serious occult student in the beginning of this book. Also while at times outrageous Hyatt’s book Undoing Yourself with Energized Meditation (Falcon Press, 1982), makes good sense in this context.

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    • sitting bull 8:58 on 2015-08-27 Permalink | Reply

      For clarity I import those comments and my answers here and delete them from the main page:

      • – – Vito Mirinavicius 21:36 on 2015-02-16 commented: – – –

      Wow you make it easy here. I did it for 90 days for 62 minutes and that was soo soo soo soo hard. Its a relief to hear that I dont have to do 1000 days for 2.30 mins. but instead can build it up and just do 120 days for 2 1/2 hours that means 120 days for 2 and 1/2 hours at the end of completing 1000 days as I work up to it slowly. I dont even know if 120 days for 2 and 1/2 hours would yield any results like nao niddhi’s for example.

      • – – Comment End – – –

      My replies on 2015-02-17 and 21 was:
      No one should try to do 1000 days straight away, because this is discouraging,
      this is a plan for the final stages whilst building up to the last level.

      —-
      Since nearly no one will be able to do straight away 2.5 hours daily for 120 days,
      I worked out 2 guidelines for anyone to build up their practice:

      the fastest way is to meditate 1 minute more every week which would take 3 years (in theory),
      and the slow one is to do 1 second more daily (on average of course) – this will take 25 years (plus another 2.5 years if you want to add 1000 days of 2.5 hours)

      The slow one is the path I am on, having worked on it for 23 years now.
      Everyone (including us) will start on the fast path and at one stage fall back to the slow path.
      And it is a simple matter of priorities of where one stops – I have never seen anyone (including myself) reaching the top level because most people snap back to their worldly life at one point.

      All I am saying is: EVERYONE who wants to become enlightened can DEFINITELY do it this way – it is GUARANTEED to work – but at one point it requires FULL dedication towards enlightenment

      Dedication towards supernatural powers alone won’t cut it, because at one point the gained wisdom will make it clear that being special is not as important as living in constant bliss.

      It is my belief that the siddhis will manifest approximately after 1000 days of doing a tenth of a day, meaning nearly 2.5 hours.
      If you only go for those you will be surprised by unpleasant revelations regarding your own personality – there is a tremendous cleansing process going on on the way, meaning, you only get siddhis if you are totally consistent with your being – any inconsistency will rebound on you big time.

      Let me make this example: What would it be to be enlightened? One would have to be able to face lions like David in the lions cage in the bible or Franciskus, the saint who supposedly could relate deeply to animals.

      Let us take you as an example (without knowing you). If you have ANY doubt you will not last a few seconds among a bunch of lions. So don’t fool yourself. You want to be someone special ? Your subconsciousness will be like a bunch of lions, eating you up in no time – yes your consciousness tells you now that you would simply ignore that moral stuff, but your soul will tell you a total different story – and believe me, your soul is much stronger than your subconsciousness.

      Just to tell you about my experiences: I started of doing 2.5 hours for around 60 days when I met Yogi Bhajan who told me that he would never be able to teach me anything anymore… and then the avalanche of my subconsciousness crashed my life for literally 25 years ! I am not joking – I went through hell.

      So what I want to convey to you is: If you believe in much bigger cycles than this life (like in reincarnation), and you are willing to clean up a mess we all brought upon ourselves for thousands of years, then 25 years will be nothing in comparison to the time you suffered before, and you will set your priorities straight and continue on this path.

      All I am saying is: This is the fastest way to clean up your mess – and the faster you acknowledge to take on responsibility for EVERYTHING which happened to you, the faster you will clean it up.

      In the end it all comes down to the same desire: If you want to gain Siddhis you only want to gain them to get the upper hand on life – nothing wrong with that – yes please – gain them – seriously, we need more people with aspirations like you have.
      But also do not forget why you want to gain the upper hand in life?
      Because you want to be really happy in the end! And yes – now imagine if Sodarshan Chakra Kriya cleansed out all your garbage to such a point that you already are so happy that you don’t even need any siddhis anymore. Well – nothing wrong with still getting them, but most important is that you will be happy.

      So all I am saying is: Go for it! Use the Siddhis as an incentive to cleanse your soul – and then see what is happening on the way – I for myself went through hell and just come out of it – but I carry on, because I know that I am not there yet – so be conscious what you want to accomplish and then do it ! Go for it ! And go for it as I am doing right now – go for it for AS LONG AS IT TAKES! Even if that should be a quarter of your life!

      This is about your thousands of years of Karma! Not about a handful of years of gloating !
      Be prepared to walk a long way and you can be one of the first ones to start the long awaited shift of consciousness we need on earth – without people like you we might destroy this planet soon.

      • – –

      Vito 16:10 on 2015-02-18 did answer:

      Thank you for your response. Personally my thinking is really simple when it comes to SCK, once breath balance is reached and navel muscle has been strengthened and I usually hit 61 minutes with manageable effort, following 61 minutes then 30 minutes can be spaced out through out the day. To get 60 minutes perfect would defiantly take 40-90 days (which I have done several times now over the last 10 years). Unfortunately I was not able to go over 60 minutes because I moved on to other exercises or could not sacrifice 2hours and 32 minutes per day for meditation doe to work. Yes I acknowledge psychological disturbances but I also acknowledge that it is fun and an adventure, again I have not done 2h and 32 minutes in one day yet. Also I would be more worried becoming a spit-fire when my family is around so to balance things out I would probably have to add 30 minutes of sleep or walking after each iteration (maybe therapy once a week lol). This totals around 60+30+60+30+30+30 = 240mins = 4 hours which is 1/2 work day. So I would have to wait until live cooperates and I can tackle the task.

      At this point I found something a bit more challenging when SCK personally the goal is to reach 1000 days.

      LA873 Nao Niddh Meditation (terribly hard)
      LA088 Egyptian Meditation for Occult powers. (terribly hard)

      Total time 1hour.

      My life goal is to get siddhis and at this point I don’t see anything that works better when Kundalini Yoga. I did have several experiences of a siddhi’s a few years back but I did not continue practice and was rebounded (I was very gullible back in those days and people told me siddhis are bad). Now my belief system is more aligned with my deep (selfish) desires and I feel motivated.

      Soon the time will come when I will be able to do 4 hours of practice a day hence SCK will be an option.

      Peace 🙂

      • – – And this was my reply on 2015-02-19 – – –

      Hey Vito,
      if I understand you right,
      You clearly state your ambition to gain siddhis,
      You are at a level of doing Sodarshan Chakra Kriya for 62 minutes,
      Within the realm of Kundalini Yoga you have 2 other Kriyas you’d like to try,
      Your strategy is to have half an hour breaks in between 60 & 30 minute blocks, and
      Your lifestyle currently does not facilitate your desire to spend half a day working on yourself.

      After long contemplation and meditation it seems to me that you are in a predicament on one hand wanting manifest results (and I assume rather sooner than later) whilst your circumstances don’t allow you to dedicate yourself fully to your desired cause for indefinite time. And since I mention 1000 days you are drawn to other Kriyas which could yield faster results.

      Contemplating upon how you could kill all birds with one stone I came up with following solution for you:

      First of all, as a clarification I want to mention that the 40, 90, 120 and 1000 days as mentioned here are not related specifically to Sodarshan Chakra, but any Kriya, so you might consider that other Kriyas might have a similar timeline before changes occur.
      However my intention is to inspire you to keep up a long-term practice whilst having the maximum amount of liberty and evolving as fast as possible; so my suggestion is:

      Start today (because it is new moon and according to the Kabbalah a Sun-day – both ideal starting points) with a long term meditation plan:
      Do the Egyptian as well as the Nao Niddh Meditations for as long as you are capable of doing them and in between both do just a simple minute of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. Initially SCK will merely seem like an easy break from both hard Kriyas to you – hence increase both hard Kriyas as fast as you want to, but increase Sodarshan Chakra Kriya only by 1 minute per week – you have enough on your hands with the other 2 Kriyas and want to build a solid foundation for SCK which you will need for your long-term-goal.

      This way you can start straight away to really go for you goals whilst you slowly build up Sodarshan Chakra Kriya with such a solid foundation that you should be capable of meditating a tenth of the day after 1000 days of this program. (1000 days are 143 weeks and 144 minutes are a tenth of the day)

      The reasons being is:
      a.) You have the possibility to really go as fast as you can for the siddhis by doing the 2 other Kriyas – and since they are an hour together you will be fully occupied by them for quite a while and not get impatient whilst you slowly build up Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.

      Then – after 31 weeks Sodarshan Chakra Kriya will take over (becoming longer than each of the other both) and by that time you can evaluate yourself if you are ready to do 1 1/2 hours daily, or if this gets too much for you.
      Should at one point the Kriyas get to demanding; this way of having 3 Kriyas is already set up in a way which ideally facilitates your own idea of meditating with breaks in between.

      At one point you will feel or make a decision whether Nao Niddh & the Egyptian Meditation will have worked for you and whether you want to continue to do them. This way you already started straight away to test 2 meditations without any time-delay. Should they have worked – congratulations – and if they didn’t, you lost nothing, because you used the time constructively to build up Sodarshan Chakra Kriya to a stable half an hour or hour already.
      And should the overall meditation be too much for you, you always can decrease the Nao Niddh & Egyption meditation – even to the point where you only stick to Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.

      This is why I would recommend you to stick nearly rigidly to the Sodarshan Times for 2 reasons:
      First I have seen it myself and also on others that people who straight went for half an hour or a daily hour dropped it sooner or later, because they had enough – us both included: We both came to around 90+ days of 62 minutes but did not accomplish the 120 days yet. I realized that 120 days consolidate each level so that the move towards the next is possible which is why I did my 120 days of 3,11, 21, 31 minutes before I now go for the 62 minutes. And frankly – I do slowly increase the time a bit, but I still stay always below the next level because I realized that if I fool myself and jump higher it usually rebounded.
      Hence my 1-minute-per-week-more plan for you, because this way all levels are guaranteed.

      And as slow as it seems to you: This took me 25 years to get there, so if you follow this plan, you save yourself 22 years! It is like starting a car in the sand – better to start to drive really slow not to dig yourslf deeper into the ground. Plus I have to say that including all the most dedicated 3HOlers I have never seen anyone to be able to do 2.5 hours of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya in one go – and it is different if you split it up – similar to any relaxation-process: It is different whether you relaxed 3 hours straight or 18 times 10 minutes.

      The reason why I evaluate Sodarshan Chakra Kriya higher than the other 2 meditations is not because I think that it guarantees Siddhis more effectively, but because it is the most elaborate of all Kriyas – Yogi Bhajan said that it would be the highest and never fail! Also when it said that one masters the siddhis I assume that with abilities comes also a capability to handle them maturely because what is the use if one might have a race car and not be able to handle it?
      Think about super-hero comics or movies: Entire cities are destroyed because some immature people with super powers still have emotional problems at the level of teenagers.

      With Sodarshan Chakra Kriya I clearly see that the Siddhis take on total different meanings. Let me take the Siddhi of being able to convince everyone for example: Most people might instantly associate this with bending people’s will in order to gain fame, wealth and be loved.
      But I slowly realize that this works the other way around: If I take you as an example, I only can convince you right here with this comment, if what I say is for your personal benefit, to aid the path, mission or desire you are on. So it is by no means my desire to alter your will but to guide your stream in the most constructive result you can gain.

      Someone who would put their will against yours could put moral pressure into the issue of siddhis,
      whilst I only want to point out that you are guaranteed to get much more out of it in terms of self-development and bliss if you don’t make siddhis your main goal but one potential half of the spiritual path you are already on, whilst the other half is a deep karmic cleansing of subconscious garbage.

      If the end justifies the means you might miss out on a tremendous trip you meanwhile have, like a hiker who climbs a mountain without noticing the incredible beauty of the landscape on the way – he could also have taken a helicopter up there. Plus if the only aim was to reach the top the frustration is tremendously deep if one couldn’t reach it (because of bad weather for example). Yet if the aim was to have an adventurous hike, the trip might have been still amazing !

      Imagine you gaining any siddhi but still being nervous or unhappy – what use is it? You want to have both – external and internal power.
      Having said that – yes, go for them and let us know if you gained some siddhis – you could inspire others to evolve faster as well.
      I for myself are all for siddhis – as long they come with the maturity for me to handle them 😉

      So as I see it – our first goal seems to be to build up to a daily practice of 2.5 hours.
      Sodarshan Chakra Kriya will tell us the next steps from then on.

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    • sitting bull 16:05 on 2016-03-21 Permalink | Reply

      Just to give you a heads up:
      After having completed 120 days of 3,11,22,31 and 62 minutes each within 600 nonstop days, I realize that this kriya is like going straight to the flower blossom of enlightenment.

      The Siddhis are merely potential leaves, but become less relevant, because the siddhis are merely to impress people and therewith gain external validation, whilst the internal bliss is something no one can take away from you and therefore is the real deal.

      This doesn’t mean that siddhis will never come, but it makes them less relevant,
      and it makes it even more relevant to walk the path instead of only to dream a dream.
      There is a good article which also states that it is silly to chase siddhis which never might come,
      when in fact you may gain samadhi in the same time and even possibly gain siddhis along the way:
      http://anmolmehta.com/blog/2013/10/01/psychic-powers-how-you-can-get-the-siddhis-safely/

      This is why Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is so great – it enlightens you whilst working on your siddhi-potential. So join me and get started now 😉

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      • Infinite_Pause 8:00 on 2018-02-19 Permalink | Reply

        I’ve started SCK 2 years before with 11 minutes and immediately found it difficult to execute. After many attempts I did 60 days of 31 mins practice continuously without missing a day .On 61 st day I missed and started again on the next day.A lot of good things happened after the 35th day and the most important one is the sweet taste in mouth. Even though the sweetness taste varies at times,it is permanently there. I follow a vegetarian diet and lives alone.What should I do to cultivate this?Thank you in advance and sorry if this is the wrong thread to discuss. Satnam

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        • sitting bull 1:00 on 2018-02-26 Permalink | Reply

          Dear infinite pause, I answer the first part of your question under the article about time and length there:
          https://sodarshanchakrakriya.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/sodarchan-chakra-kriya-about-the-time-and-length/

          And your question about how to cultivate the sweet taste in your mouth directly here, because it is related to aiming for certain effects in meditation and how to deal with such aspirations:

          Even though, I never did experience a sweet taste in my mouth my instant feeling is that this seems to have to do with a free flow of your 3rd chakra or it could be one of your glands secreting well now (which in the end is the same thing – however you call it – your energy is aligning and balancing out).

          95 year old Prahlad Jani claims that goddes Durga one day blessed him so that he could not eat or even drink anything anymore since 1940. It seems to me that there is a strong link between spirituality and food, and as far as I see it, all energy comes from the light, which is then translated into plants, then into animals and finally into us.
          This probably is the spiritual reason for vegetarianism (and I purposely omit the ethical issues associated with it).

          So it seems that you are bordering the transition from food-energy to the prana energy very evolved breatharians, such as yogis or Qi Gong masters can live on.
          However – I recently tried to force myself a notch further by eating as little as possible of vegan food, and I have to say that I had to withdraw and eat everything again, because physically and psychologically I was totally drained and urgently needed some soul-food again.

          So it is most important to practice regardless of the results – be happy, but don’t try to recreate or attach to certain results, because they come as inspirations come to a child – there is nothing you can do to force a child to be inspired.

          I, for example, did once hear the mantra “Wahe Guru” out of my belly when in the beginning doing SCK for over 50 days.
          But in the 24 years since unfortunately that beautiful experience of a true “gut feeling” never returned. So all I can do is to continue practicing, but I can not force it to come again to me – maybe it will, maybe it will come in total different ways (such as an improved intuition for example).

          In the Bhagavad Gita it is said not to excpect results, and as far as my small understanding of the Gita is, I would assume it refers to our Karma. No one knows how far removed we are from definite insights or abilities, so you might have access to total different parts of the universal wisdom as me, and therefore will gain total diffferent results.
          Hence it would be as silly to compare my results to yours, as comparing apples with peaches. Each is different, and whilst it might take for you 1 year to reach serenity for example, it might take me 30 years.

          All in all – I would say: Observe it, be happy that you have such nice experiences, but don’t be frustrated when you do reach plateaus and nothing seems to improve for years anymore. This is not the case – it’s just the results which come in bouts, but your soul is constantly evolving, so keep practicing SCK as often and regularly as you can.

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