Living in bliss
– The eight-fold path of blissful living or Ananda Ashtanga
1. Blissful Laughter
2. Blissful Affirmation
3. Blissful Cleansing
4. Blissful Yoga
5. Blissful Meditation
6. Blissful Tools
7. Blissful Energy
8. Blissful Chant
Ananda Ashtanga or Blissful Living is a simple eight-fold pathway to Living Enlightenment. These are simple techniques that take you into the experience directly without the need to understand and absorb.
Laughing meditation or Haasya Dhyana Meditation
As soon as you wake up in the morning, even before you get up from your bed, laugh for five minutes! Continue reading →
Duration: 21 minutes
Mentally scan your spine so that you will be able to visualize it easily in this meditation. In the center, alongside the spine is a flow of energy like a slender thread, and that is what we call sushumna nadi. It runs from the base of the spine to the crown, passing through each of the seven vital energy centers in our body called the chakras.
The ida nadi, another slender thread, begins and ends on the left of the sushumna nadi, and the pingala nadi, a third slender thread, begins and ends on the right of the sushumna nadi. The ida and pingala spiral around the sushumna, crossing each other at every energy center, and all three meet midway between the eyebrows. Continue reading →
Matter is actually energy vibrating at various frequencies and manifesting itself in various forms. We are not able to see this vibration with our eyes because the frequencies of vibration are too high. It is just as when movement is too fast, the eye cannot perceive the moving objects as independent frames. The eye sees the objects merging into each other continuously. In the same way, the vibration of energy cannot be perceived by the eye. It appears to be solid matter!
Energy in gross form is matter. Matter in subtle form is energy. The body is the gross manifestation of the subtle mind. The mind is the subtle manifestation of the gross body.
An important thing to be understood here is that the perception of the world varies from person to person because the functioning of the mind varies from person to person! Even interactions between people are only energy interactions. For example, an atom that consists of a nucleus with a cloud of electrons around it can be compared to a football field. The nucleus is like a peanut in the center of a football field and the cloud of electrons is like the empty space in the field. Continue reading →
Please understand, energy is compassion, energy is intelligence, and energy is bliss. Energy, compassion, intelligence and bliss are four sides of the same pillar. If all four are present, it is super-consciousness. If any one is missing it is unconsciousness. When the energy manifests itself through the head, it is intelligence. When energy manifests itself through the heart, it is compassion. When energy manifests itself through the being it is pure energy. When energy does not manifest outside but remains inside, it is bliss!
An important thing to understand which may shock you is, you have an independent intelligence in your system which runs your life without your interference. Right now, you think you need to interfere with your intelligence in order to run your life happily. But the truth is the intelligence with which you came down to planet earth, the intelligence which created your very body, can run your life beautifully for you. The intelligence or the energy based on which you created your body at birth, is called your bio-memory. Continue reading →
The purpose of social training is to make you believe that you have continuity of thoughts. Society constantly trains you to hold onto either the shaft of pain or the shaft of pleasure. If you start believing the shaft of pain, you will spend your whole life trying to break the shaft and you will waste your life. If you start believing the shaft of pleasure, you will spend your whole life trying to elongate the shaft and you will end up wasting your life again.
Society cannot tolerate your freedom. That is why it never gives you the courage to unclutch. Because once you unclutch, you cannot be controlled, manipulated, or exploited by anyone!
If you are in a cage, society can play with you and make you follow all the rules it wants you to. It can feed you when it wants to, and what it wants to. You become very useful to it. But you will be just a utility. The society does not really care for you, you are only a means to an end for them.
The moment you understand the truth that you are by nature a liberated being, the moment you relax, the inner healing or the bliss comes out and you feel the freedom. Once you start feeling the freedom, it is enough. It will give you tremendous confidence and courage to fly, to spread your wings in the sky. You will see that your being simply becomes a Paramahamsa in the pure cosmic Consciousness. Continue reading →
KUNDALINI! The very word creates some vibration in our inner being! One of the most powerful, most important truths you need to understand, and most misunderstood! Some of the most important truths in life are only most misunderstood words in life. Death, Sex, Meditation, Kundalini, all these words, most important words you need to understand, most important concepts you need to understand, unfortunately most misunderstood words. But, one good thing: All these most important, most misunderstood words, like Kundalini, Sex, Death, Meditation, all of them are inter-connected. Today, I will expand on Kundalini.
Let me give you the understanding about Kundalini.
First thing, Kundalini is your inner potential energy. If you have diabetes, high blood-pressure, how much ever you try using your fear or greed to push yourself to work, there will be an extraordinary tiredness beyond your mental will, decision, there will be a force pushing you to bed, pushing you to sleep. Please understand, if you had this experience you will be able to understand what I am saying. Kundalini is exactly opposite to that. How much ever the outer situations try to suppress you, push you, shrink you, it will just expand you and make you vibrate with this power. Continue reading →
See, when you start from Completion, first thing you will not be pushing the bullock-cart by the broken fingers; you will be pulling it with a nice energy and strong strength. So, pulling itself will be easy. Next, it will be a beautiful journey. Once you reach, you will only feel more and more energetic. Because you have not suffered, you are not demanding everyone to respect you. And the ego will not be there. When you don’t have ego, you will not torture others.
Every part of your body carries some or the other memory. For example, when you have worry, your stomach gets agitated. You should know one more truth and that is that every part of your body every moment awakens its memory inside you.Your thinking is nothing but the collection of the memories radiated by all the parts of your body. That is why there is no logic in your thinking. Sometimes because of small-small problems you experience self-hatred. And sometimes people are able to come out of diseases like cancer even because of their self-confidence. To silence the memories of your muscle memory you need the power of listening.
Listen every moment!
In the state of listening don’t allow your agitation to interfere. If you listen, whatever you do after that, will not be aggression but activism. Listen to every sound in life, whether that is the sound of a bird, or the sound of thoughts or feelings generated inside you.
Your thoughts are nothing but the sounds of your muscle memory.
Your feelings are nothing but the sounds of your biomemory.
Listen to both – sounds outside and inside you. The sounds outside you are the action. The sounds inside you are reaction. Action is reality but reaction is not natural.
When the sounds of the reaction inside you reduces, then your Kundalini Shakti awakens. Just the power of listening is enough to awaken the kundalini energy. Listening is the tool to awaken your consciousness, that is why Mahadev has not given the facility to close the ears. When the outer sounds silence the inner sounds, your Kundalini energy awakens.
When was the last time you sang with your eyes? Danced with your smile? Throw your whole body and being into anything, just anything?
If you notice children, their whole body is one organic unity. Whatever they are doing, their whole body just flows into that action. They don’t create separation in the body. It is not as if the head is important and the feet are unimportant. The truth is that there is no division in your body, no natural demarcations exist. But by and by demarcations start coming up. Then the head becomes the master, and the whole body is divided into parts. We stop experiencing our body as a whole. We create roles for each part of our body, and then limit them in these roles. We forget to be total in anything. In the martial arts tradition, students are told, Your whole body should become an eye! Just imagine! This is the kind of sensitivity that needs to be developed in the body! This is what is being total. Totality is the way to live. Your mind is always limiting you. Drop your mind and be total in whatever you do. Then there will be no hangover in anything. Everything will become a joyful meditation. You will experience fulfillment in whatever you do. When you miss the totality, you become fragmented. When you are total, you become integrated. Being integrated is your true nature.
Whatever you are doing, it naturally becomes your meditation for that moment. When you are looking at something, look with your whole body. Understand, you don’t just see with the eyes. You can see with your whole body! When you are looking at something intensely, totally, your whole being flows towards that. But we rarely enter into anything totally. Now, be total and integrated in all your body movements. When you are listening, listen with your whole body. Let a deep silence be created in your center. Let your listening happen from that center. When you are laughing, feel the laughter rising from deep inside you. Let your whole body bubble with laughter! Even when you are working, using only your hands, feel the movement in your whole body. Experience your body as an integrated whole. Experience every pore of your skin looking, listening, laughing. Don’t think, how can I see with my skin? There are many interesting incidents where blind people have taught their fingers to ‘see’ colors!
You don’t realize, your body is an integrated intelligence! You never use all the possibilities of your body. When you are total, a new sensitivity flowers in your body. Your body responds as a whole to life. You begin to live completely with your body. Not only that, you will find your body expressing abilities that you never imagined. Your body has a tremendous potential that you have never used. When you fulfill all the possibilities of your body, naturally you become ready to go beyond the body.
I can give you one small example.
If you just go on uttering for a few days “I am sick, I am sick, I am sick!”, and others also utter that words towards you, you will simply be sick. I am giving you a negative example, because the negativity catches you very quickly, you catch negative examples very quickly.
Same way, if you constantly tell yourself “I am healthy, I am healthy, I am healthy!”, and you use the same words towards others also, to others also – “I am healthy, I am healthy, I am healthy!” – I tell you, from somewhere the courage and energy and Kundalini will be awakened in you. The courage and Kundalini will be awakened in you, you will be really healthy.
As natural programming, you tend to hold your words up and high. So, when you give word to yourself and others “I am healthy, I am healthy”, the extra Kundalini awakens in your system and holds your declaration as reality, holds your declaration high and up. Words you utter towards you, the words you utter towards others are so powerful, you need to know, the words you utter towards yourself and others guides your thinking, the way your thinking flows.
Constantly, the emotions you cherish becomes the source of your bio-energy. Whatever is the source of your bio-energy impacts your thinking. Please understand, it is like a vicious circle. It is like one feeds to the other. If you are constantly agitated, having depression, that becomes your bio-energy. If depression and agitation become your bio-energy, naturally you tend to think towards more depression and more agitation. So, what you think becomes your bio-energy, what is your bio-energy forms the basis for your thinking.
Every time when you take birth, you give yourself one more chance. When you give yourself one more chance, you declare completion with yourself. Your every birth is your declaration of completion.Then your kundalini Shakti is awakened completely again. At that time of birth if you fall from the state of completion, you bring back your past incompletion. That is prarabdha karma. When you are under your incompletion, you beat your kundalini Shakti to sleep. When you are in the state of completion, your kundalini Shakti is fully awakened. The energy in the completion state is only kundalini energy. When you experience that kundalini energy, at that time you declare completion and create, you are a yogi and your kundalini energy is awakened forever.
Through individual completion enriching the world is only collective completion.
- The first truth is: completion is only awakening the kundalini energy. kundalini energy awakening is only completion.
- The second truth is: every time when you take birth, you give yourself one more chance for completion.
- Third truth is: if at the time of birth you fall down from the state of completion, you bring back your past incompletion. That is only prarabdha karma.
- Fourth truth is: the one who has never experienced incompletion is incarnation.
- Fifth truth is: if you brought your past incompletion and prarabdha karma, now you can bring completion and awaken the kundalini energy.
- Sixth truth is: by awakening the kundalini energy also you can bring completion.
- Seventh truth is: when you are in incompletion, your kundalini energy is sleeping. When you are in completion, your kundalini energy is awakened.
When your kundalini energy is awakened, declare completion, immediately enrich others then only you will get confidence over your kundalini awakening.When you discover a spiritual truth, you experience higher energy and consciousness. When you do nirahara samyama, you will experience completion with your body.
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