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Yogananda on – Caste, Causal world, Chakras, Chitta, Christ center, Concentration Technique

Yogananda on – Caste, Causal world, Chakras, Chitta, Christ center, Concentration Technique

caste. Caste in its original conception was not a hereditary status, but a classification based on man’s natural capacities. In his evolution, man passes through four distinct grades, designated by ancient Hindu sages as Sudra, Vaisya, Kshatriya, and Brahmin. The Sudra is interested primarily in satisfying his bodily needs and desires. The Vaisya is ambitious for worldly gain as well as for satisfaction of the senses; he has more creative ability than the Sudra and seeks occupation wherever his mental energy finds fulfillment. The Kshatriya, having through many lives fulfilled the desires of the Sudra and Vaisya states, begins to seek the meaning of life; he tries to overcome his bad habits, to control his senses, and to do what is right. Kshatriyas by occupation are noble rulers, statesmen, warriors. The Brahmin has overcome his lower nature, has a natural affinity for spiritual pursuits, and is God-knowing, able therefore to teach and help liberate others.

 

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The Spiritual interpretation of the form of Lord Shiva

Shiva is the essence of void. Though He is Visvanath; or else Controller of the universe, He has no place to dwell. This infers that when a sadhaka completely establishes himself in the essence of void or in non-duality then by attaining this state, nothing belongs to him. Shiva does not wear any garb, He sits with ashes smeared all over His body, this implies that type of relinquishment regarding all aspects which comes to a sadhaka.

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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Goddess Kali

Goddess Maa Kali: “Another manifestation of goddess Maa Durga. She killed the demon named Raktabij which represents human desires. These desires detract man from following the spiritual path. Yogically She is the primordial Female Energy. She is the kinetic state of Prana from whom creation emanates. Common man considers worldly knowledge to be actual knowledge, for this reason Kali has been depicted as black because in her state of first manifestation, worldly knowledge did not evolve amidst creation.
Her lolling tongue is symbol of Khecari mudra of a yogi. The falchion in her left hand symbolizes the annihilation of ignorance of a yogi and entry into the realm of knowledge. Practicing ardent Kriya a yogi attains soul-realization, then he achieves omniscience. The 108 garland of demon heads indicate the 108 bestial proclivities in man. These devilish propensities have evolved from the kinetic state of Prana within man and deter him from remaining materially detached. But when Prana is still, the activities of these devilish propensities cease, this cessation of activity is symptomatic of destruction. Therefor Kali has been depicted with the falchion severing the 108 demons. This severance of ignorance is necessary, for a yogi is purified and attains soul-knowledge.
 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Goddess Maa Durga & Her family

The Munis, Rishies and the exalted Yogis of Bharat (India) penned all their sadhana realizations for the benefit of the future mankind known as the Sastras (The Vedas, Upanishadas, Puranas etc. including Gita). Worshipping of Idols was never mentioned or advised in any of these Sacred Books. When a sadhaka performs this Kriyajoga Sadhana the visualization of these idols come naturally to him and he then comprehends the inner meaning. Those who criticize worshipping of Idols do that out of lack of understanding and utmost ignorance.

 

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Hariharananda Baba

Baba was in New York to give initiation in Kriya Yoga. It was a crisp early morning, all the people were sitting quietly in the spacious room, with their offerings of flowers, fruits and little financial donation nicely arranged in front of them. Everything and everybody looked pure, fresh and loving, and Baba was about to start the holy ceremony.
Suddenly a man burst into the room, and mumbling a vague apology for his tardiness, plunked himself down in the first row directly in front of Baba. A wave of repulsion spread slowly across the room. The man was smelly, dirty, unkempt, and he had not brought the proper offerings. On a dirty paper plate he hastily threw a few wilted flowers (which he had probably snatched from the park across the street), five black, rotten bananas (from God knows where!), and his pocket change.
 

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Nabhi Kriya

Nabhi Kriya Technique

1) Alternate Leg Lifts. On back, inhale and lift right leg up to 90degrees. Exhale and lower it. Repeat with left leg. Continue alternate leg lifts with deep, powerful breathing for 10 minutes.

This is for the lower digestive area,

 

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Meditation and Yoga

 

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Visit to Vidyasagar

PUNDIT ISWAR CHANDRA VIDYASAGAR was born in the village of Beersingh, not far from Kamarpukur, Sri Ramakrishna’s birthplace. He was known as a great scholar, educator, writer, and philanthropist. One of the creators of modern Bengali, he was also well versed in Sanskrit grammar and poetry. His generosity made his name a household word with his countrymen, most of his income being given in charity to widows, orphans, indigent students, and other needy people. Nor was his compassion limited to human beings: he stopped drinking milk for years so that the calves should not be deprived of it, and he would not drive in a carriage for fear of causing discomfort to the horses. He was a man of indomitable spirit, which he showed when he gave up the lucrative position of principal of the Sanskrit College of Calcutta because of a disagreement with the authorities. His affection for his mother was especially deep. One day, in the absence of a ferryboat, he swam a raging river at the risk of his life to fulfil her wish that he should be present at his brother’s wedding. His whole life was one of utter simplicity. The title Vidyasagar, meaning “Ocean of Learning”, was given him in recognition of his vast erudition.

 

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