Kṛṣṇa starts His message as a response to Arjuna’s question. This shows that Arjuna still needs to have the maturity. He asks, ‘The Sun god is elder to you by birth; he is so much your senior. How am I to understand that in the beginning you instructed this science to him?’
Arjuna and Kṛṣṇa are almost of the same age. Suddenly, Kṛṣṇa says He gave this science to the Sun god thousands of years ago! Moreover, Arjuna lived with Kṛṣṇa for a long time. He knows and has seen the human side of Kṛṣṇa, all of Kṛṣṇa’s līlā (plays), all of Kṛṣṇa’s moods. So now, it is very difficult for Arjuna to believe Kṛṣṇa’s words.
When Rāmakṛṣṇa declared that the same being who came as Rāma and Kṛṣṇa had now come down in the form of Rāmakṛṣṇa, he was called mad! People did not receive or respect him. But a few qualified people received his words and transformed their lives. Continue reading “When Krishna delivered Gita, only one person listened to it, but today the whole world reads and practices it. When the Masters declare the truth, the quantity may not be there, but the quality will be there.”
In the next verse, Kṛṣṇa says:
sa evāyaṁ mayā te ‘dya yogaḥ proktaḥ purātanaḥ I
bhakto ‘si me sakhā ceti rahasyaṁ hy etad uttamam II 4.3
He says, ‘I am telling you about this very ancient science of the ultimate Enlightenment or entering eternal bliss, and being My devotee and my friend, you will understand the supreme mystery of this science.’ Continue reading “Bhagawan Krishna says ‘I am telling you these secrets just because you are my devotee and friend, just because you are near and dear to me’”
Kṛṣṇa continues with Sāṅkhya, the knowledge of completion:
Just as man casts off his worn-out clothes and puts on new ones, the Self casts off worn-out bodies and enters newer ones, anyāni saṁyāti navāni dehī (2.22).
na cainaṁ kledayanty āpo na śoṣayati mārutaḥ II 2.23
Weapons do not cleave the Self, fire does not burn It, water does not moisten It, and wind does not dry It. The Self can neither be broken, nor burnt, nor dissolved, nor dried up. It is eternal, all pervading, stable, immovable and ancient. Continue reading “Once we understand what Krishna says, that death is like changing a worn-out garment, our fears will disappear.”
While doing this technique, do not analyze, do not measure and do not calculate. Just allow the movements happening in you to take place.
If we look inside ourselves, we can see that there are slight movements always happening in us and these are happening in invisible circles. Just be with those movements and allow them to happen.
Whenever we allow these movements to happen and meditate on them, we will suddenly see and realize that we are not a solid body, we are a flowing energy. Continue reading “Meditation technique to experience a shift in Consciousness”
Duration: 21 minutes Visualize that all your inner thoughts and feelings about people, situations, experiences, anything and everything, are all burning! Visualize continuously that whatever you think about the world, about anything, is burning… it no longer exists. Your attitudes, … Continue reading Meditation technique to liberate your self from your mental setup and be free
Duration: 21 minutes
Visualize you are a huge body of light.
Visualize all your emotional relationships, loving as well as not so loving, as part of your light body (also called etheric body). If you have somebody who is emotionally connected to you, say in another country, visualize that you have a huge body that extends out to that country, and that person (or persons) is also inside your light body! Continue reading “Technique to expand your consciousness and conquer your emotions”
Duration: 10 minutes a day, for ten days
This is a wonderful technique even for beginning meditators. You don’t need any training, understanding or belief for this technique.
First, remove whatever accessories or jewelry you may be wearing on your body.
Either sit or lie down. Be as comfortable as possible. You can also lean against a wall if you feel comfortable that way. You can stretch your legs in whatever way you want, but you shouldn’t need to exert effort to hold your body. The idea is to feel very comfortable without supporting the weight of your body. Continue reading “Meditation technique to transcend the gross body and enter into subtle consciousness”
Duration: 21 days
This technique requires that you first cleanse your inner space.
Close your eyes. Sit and look into yourself. First, honestly examine all aspects of your life. Ask yourself exactly in how many areas of your life have you built your identity based on lies? When have you uttered words or made promises, knowing that you are not going to live up to them or not going to fulfill them?
No matter how painful it is, do this process honestly. Do not avoid facing yourself honestly. See this as a wonderful chance for self-analysis for introspection. At least be able to admit to yourself where you have constructed your identity based on lies. Continue reading “This is a powerful technique that can straightaway transform you and put you in silence, in bliss.”
Duration: 21 minutes
Whenever you look in, you see only the movie of the outer world on the inner screen. So, first we need to clean the inner screen.
Close your eyes.
Inhale and exhale as slowly and as deeply as possible. Continue reading “This is a powerful meditation technique for looking in and understanding that you are something more than the body”
Duration: 21 minutes
Sit and be as relaxed as possible. Do not put your weight on the spinal cord. You can support yourself with your hands.
Visualize energy leaving your body through your eyes, nose, tongue, ears and other sense organs. You are becoming completely empty. Continue reading “Meditation technique to become empty and witness”
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 “Meditation technique to experience the intelligence, the energy, the enlightenment, awakening in you.”
Duration: 24 hours a day, for 21 days
Visualize that you are light, that there is nothing else inside and outside. There is nobody, no world, there is only intense light. Visualize this from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep, whatever you may be doing. Continue reading “This technique is so powerful it will give you the clear experience that you will never die!”