Another important thing, please understand this concept. Assume that in your total sanchita karma baggage, 100 desires are related to your muladhara chakra, the energy center related to greed and lust; 100 desires are say related to swadhishthana chakra, the … Continue reading Breathing awareness into the desire has the capacity to burn your unfulfilled desires and can dissolve this birth’s karma!
We all have a part of our brain that controls our actions such as breathing, digestion and such activities that the body does automatically, involuntarily. Nature has designed a fail-safe system in a part of our brain called hypothalamus. This part of the brain also includes what biologists refer to as the reptilian brain. Behavioral scientists often talk about the fight or flight response. When the body-mind system perceives a danger to our survival the hypothalamus is alerted by our unconscious mind. The unconscious mind functions at speeds a million times faster than the conscious mind. So even before we consciously become aware of danger, we instinctively become alert. The hypothalamus activates the pituitary gland, the master gland, which then activates the adrenalin glands that secrete the adrenalin hormone, which is pumped into our extremities, the hands and legs. We then get ready for the ‘fight or flight’ reaction – either the energy prepares us to fight the threat or to run away from the threat. The unconscious reptilian brain takes the decision to release chemicals into our body to protect us. This worked very well in the days of the caveman when he faced lions and tigers. He had to be ready even without thinking to fight or run away.
To study the effect of adrenalin on human beings today, experiments were carried out on athletes. Sprinters were lined up at the starting block and moments before the pistol was raised to signal to them to start running, the umpire lowered his arm. So, the sprinters had to fall back and reposition themselves. This was repeated six times. Without even running a meter the sprinters collapsed at the starting block! The adrenalin level in their bodies had become dangerously high. The life saving adrenalin can become a killer when it is produced without reason.
The chances of our meeting a tiger or a lion are quite slim these days. Nevertheless our unconscious mind keeps sending signals of such danger. I call them ‘fear strokes’. Psychologists estimate that we face at least half a dozen such fear strokes every day. These fear strokes produce large quantities of adrenalin in us. It has been established that depression is a direct result of such adrenalin production. Depression in turn is considered to be the main cause of many chronic and fatal illnesses. Medical research has found that many young people in rich countries, even teenagers, have arteries so badly blocked that their arteries are similar to sixty-year-old people! Doctors have established that the physical condition is only one part of the problem. A much larger part is the emotional condition. It is now fairly well established that an emotional trigger causes the immediate onset of a heart attack or stroke, even though the physical condition may have been present for a long time. Nowadays, cardiac physicians routinely request people to fill in a questionnaire on stress factors in addition to conventional tests to determine how prone they are to cardiac problems. Doctors have found that major traumas in life such as death of a loved one, loss of job, loss of money and even transfers in job and moving houses can be serious stress factors that can lead to heart attacks.
What is true of heart attacks is true of many non-life threatening but highly debilitating ailments such as backaches, migraines and ulcers. The underlying emotional or psychological factor is far more relevant than the superficial physiological causes.
I gave few days’ time for that Living Advaitha process participants with a certain homework, the homework of penning down the reality you want to cause, and each one in your teamily, the reality they want to cause, sharing it with the whole teamily.
Listen. Incarnation is a person who makes the ultimate spiritual truth psychologically easy to practice in every Age. Listen, every Age the human-being psychology changes – your fears changes, your love changes, your greed changes, your pain changes, your difficulties changes, your comforts changes. See, the time of Rama, the fear of people is animals, demons. That is why he has to be all the time with a bow and arrow and he has to show himself as master of bow and arrow. But now, we don’t need bow and arrow, because, through bow and arrow I can’t protect any of you. Forget about protecting me, I can’t protect any of you, because our fears have changed, our pains have changed. It is no more the wild animals threatening us. We are threatening their existence. It is no more our fear. Our fears have changed. Demons don’t come with big teeth; they come with OB van. No, I am not saying all OB vans are demons. Listen! So, our fears have changed, our pains have changed, our comforts have changed, our way of thinking has changed.
In every Age, please listen, if these seven items change, means –
- our greed,
- our fear,
- our concerns, worries,
- and the way what we think as love,
- and the comparison, the way we compare,
- and our identity,
- and our satisfaction of life; means, our lifestyle.
These seven, all these seven are related to your seven Energy Centres, Chakras. If these seven changes, all these seven changes, one Age has changed, one Yuga is over. Please understand; I am defining Yuga. If these seven changes, one new Yuga has happened. In every Yuga, your psychology functions in a different way.
I will repeat:
- Your desires – Mooladhara,
- Your fears – Swadishtana,
- Your concerns – Manipuraka,
- What you think as love, what you love – Anahata,
- With which you compare yourself – Vishuddhi,
- Your identity, with what you identify yourself – Ajna,
- Lifestyle – Sahasrara,
If these seven changes, one Yuga changes, one Age is over.
In every Age, naturally your psychology functions in a different way. Beings who happen in every Age and make the ultimate principles, the Advaitha, user-friendly, easily applicable, easily practicable in your day-to-day life, are ‘incarnations’. Continue reading “Living Advaitha XIII”