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Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Fire Yogi: A Story of an Extraordinary Journey

The Fire Yogi: A Story of an Extraordinary Journey

3dMaxMedia Inc. introduces The Fire Yogi a 47 minute documentary exploring the journey of a Yogi who has the extraordinary ability to use a unique breathing technique to get into union with Fire. This non-religious documentary portrays a rare and unusual Fire Ritual performed by a Yogi from India and the subsequent chemical analysis of his clothing and physical tests that examine this supernatural phenomenon. The Yogi has performed this Fire Ritual for a total of 1000 days over the last 45 years. The Yogi, weighing a mere 94 pounds around 43 kilos has been able to survive on only two bananas and a mere glass of milk with a few drops of water twice a day for the last 28 years. The ritual is performed for Universal Harmony , Global Welfare and Individual Prosperity. Many aspects of the Yogi are on the edge of unbelievability, while at the same time highlighting the power and endurance of human mind, body and spirit.
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Short Cut to Nirvana

70 MILLION PEOPLE - ONE HISTORIC EVENT!SHORT CUT TO NIRVANA is an award-winning documentary about the Kumbh Mela spiritual festival which takes place near Allahabad, India, every 12 years.
The Kumbh Mela also happens to be the biggest gathering in history, attracting 70 million pilgrims!
From this incredible event comes a powerful and uplifting message of harmony, unity and peace for all humanity.
Yet almost no-one outside India has ever heard of the Kumbh Mela or its message.

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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Revelation 2012 : Eye of the Needle

Revelation 2012 : Eye of the Needle

Maya prophecy says a stargate will open in 2012. An enlightened being or a group will emerge. William Henry answers a key question: who will open the door?
Jewish legend, and Essene texts, tells of the arrival of the Peacemaker, the herald or forerunner of the Christ or Messiah. In addition to opening the door for the Christ, this figure has a ‘to do’ list. This groundbreaking work is the first modern and complete introduction to this astonishing mission, which includes assembling the Ark of the Covenant, the Anointing oil of the Magdalene, the Flask of Manna and the Holy Rod of God into one remarkable super technology. This timely talk is a revelation, a detective story and a synthesis of ancient knowledge with modern science and spirituality that will help us change our future and created the greatest of all possible worlds.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2009



21. Fire, Air, Water and Earth are common to all. These may be used by all people alike. Similarly, pump-water may be used by a brahmin, a pariah, and children alike.

Explanation: – Fire, Air, Water and Earth are common to all. These may be used by all people alike. In the same manner. God is Common to all. He is the Universal Father and He can be attained by all alike, without the distinction of caste and creed, may he be a pariah, or a Brahmin. Like the pump-water which can be used by all – a pariah, a Brahmin and children – so also, Godrealisation is the common property of all.
22. Manas is the gingilly; Buddhi is the oil mill; amrita (ambrosia) is the oil.
Explanation: – If the fickleness of the mind (gingilly) is destroyed by the power of Buddhi (oil mill) the resulting firmness of will is the immortal state of Mukti. (Sthitha Prajnata). Like the gingilly which is crushed in the oil mill and the oil thus derived, a man must subject the Manas in him to the mill of Buddhi and the resultant will be the ambrosia of Mukti. (Supreme Bliss of God).

23. Buddhi is the king; Manas is the minister; Manas should be subordinated to Buddhi.
Explanation: – Buddhi is superior to Manas in man. Just as the king is the master of the minister and not the minister, the master of the king, in like manner, Buddhi is the lord of the Manas and the Manas should be subordinated to Buddhi. When a man is led by his Manas, he is an "Ajnani"; when he is led by his Buddhi, he is a Jnani. This is the precept of the Vedanta.

24. When a road is crowded with five or six thousand people it is almost impossible to drive a horse carriage along the road; the driver must be careful in driving the carriage. A cyclist's attention in not directed towards himself but towards the passers by.

Explanation: – Just as it is difficult to drive a horse-carriage along a road which is crowded by five or six thousand people, it is difficult to concentrate the mind to "one-pointedness", when one is in the world, immersed in things worldly. Such a man must be very careful about himself. He must be like a cyclist whose attention is not directed towards himself but towards the passerby. Likewise, a man who is in "Samsara" must not think about himself but about others. To be in the world and not be of it, is an extremely difficult feat. A man who is full of desires, finds it extremely difficult to extricate himself form the clutches of desire.

25. When a man is entirely sunk in cold water, he no longer feels the cold of the cold water, A perfect man is not subject to anger.
Explanation: – When a man is of the highest realisation, he sees God inside him, outside him, all round him. He sees the god in ALL and the ALL in God. Such a man is above the frailties of the world. He is perfectly calm. All mental modifications (vrittis) have been annihiliated in him.

26. When a seed is fried, it cannot sprout. When a lamp contains no oil, we do not call it a "lamp". When the sun is shining, a gaslight becomes dim. It is the sun that gives light to the whole world. If Manas be regarded as the King, Buddhi may be regarded as the Prime-minister. When a tree does not bear fruits, it has no beauty. There is no effect without cause. In darkness light persists. Darkness is ignorance; light is Jnana (knowledge). One must see oneself. One must return to the place from whence one has started. We must return the thing we have borrowed.

Explanation: – A perfect Jnani is not subject to the desires of the world. He has completely annihilated the desires in him. Hence, like a fried seed which does not sprout, even though sown in earth and well watered, desires in a Jnani never arise and toss his mind to the winds. He cannot return to worldliness, inspite of himself. Man without desires, is no man just as a lamp without oil is no lamp. A desireless man is one with God. Before the light of the sun, the light of the gaslight fades into nothingness. The light of the sun is the all in all. Likewise, Buddhi must be the all in man. Manas must be subordinated to Buddhi.Buddhi must command and the Manas must obey Buddhi's command. Buddhi must guide the Manas and the Manas must follow Buddhi's advice. Buddhi's role must be that of the Prime-minister to the king. Just as the king follows the advice given by his primeminister, so also, Manas which can be compared to the king, must follow the advice given by Buddhi which can be compared to the prime-minister. Just as a tree without fruits is of no avail, so also, a man without the knowledge of the eternal Truth is of no use. Such a man is no better than an animal. In this world, there is no effect without cause. God is the Cause of creation and the effect is the visible universe. Likewise, without a Guru, who is the cause, Jnana cannot be attained which is the effect. In darkness, light persists. God who is the substratum of all creation, is in all worldly things which are immersed in the darkness of Maya. Realisation of this Truth is seeing the light in darkness. What is darkness is ignorance ; light is knowledge. He who knows himself is a Jnani. It is our first and foremost duty to return to that place from whence we have taken birth. We originated from God and it is our bounden duty to return to him in this very life. The thing we have received from God is the soul; we must return it to him by being one with the God-head.
27. A Guru (spiritual teacher) will lead any sort of man from a thorny path to the royal road. Such preceptors are of two kinds. One is the primary preceptor and the other, secondary preceptor. Mind is the primary preceptor and the other, the secondary preceptor. One is not the preceptor of the other. He is only the secondary preceptor. The secondary preceptor is one who shows water in the well. The Guru who exists in the heart of all beings is the Jagat-guru (Universal Preceptor).

Explanation: – A Guru is he who leads a man to divinity from the thorny path of the world. Such preceptors are of two kinds. The one is the primary preceptor; the other, the secondary. The mind is the primary preceptor because it is the mind that is responsible either for the good or bad of man. The Guru who initiates is only a secondary preceptor. God, the Creator of the Universe and who dwells in all beings, is the Universal Preceptor.

28. People generally think that a teacher's body is Guru. A man does not become a Guru by simply wearing sandals and counting beads on a rosary. One who talks "Brahma Jnana" and gives stone to his disciples is not a Guru. Whatever a Guru speaks in words, he must show it in action. First one must practice and after realisation, he must begin to teach others.
Explanation: – People generally think that a teacher's body is Guru. A man does not become a Guru by simply wearing sandals and counting beads on a rosary. To be a Guru, one must realise the Great Self. The outer decorations of his body have no connection whatsoever with the internal working of the mind. To be a Guru, one must say what he does and do what says. One who talks "Brahma Jnna" and gives stones to his disciples is not a Guru. What he has acquired, he must impart it to his disciples if one is to be a real Guru. First one must practice and after realisation, he must begin to teach others.

29. One who has thoroughly wiped off the idea "I am the body" is fit to be called a Guru. There is none higher than such a one. There is no God above such a Guru. Such a Guru is God, and God is such a Guru.
Explanation: – One who has thoroughly wiped off the idea "I am the body" is fit to be a Guru. Such a Guru is one with God. But ignorant people differentiate between a Guru and God. A real Guru is one who has become one with God as sugar with milk; as salt with water. There is none higher than such a Guru. God is such a Guru and such a Guru is He.There is none higher than such a Guru and such a Guru is He.

30. If you keep sugar apart from us, we cannot have experience of its sweetness. If we eat it, then only we know its taste. A man cannot get Mukhi if he simply repeats "Rama, Krishna, Govinda" for a thousand years. He must repeat it heartily (knowing the secret).

Explanation: – We can know a thing only by experience; by simply hearing of it or by seeing it, we cannot know its true nature. The taste of sugar cannot be known unless we taste it. Similarly, we cannot know God by simply repeating his name even for a thousand years. But by repeating his name "Rama, Krishna, Govinda" mentally and with a sincere heart, we can attain Mukti. The most essential thing is sincerity.

31. Cow milk can never be bitter; the stone fixed in the earth cannot speak; by visiting places of pilgrimage like Benaras and Rameshwaram, a man cannot attain Mukti. What is essential is keeping the mind steady for a moment by introversion. Seeing earthern and stone images is not seeing God. It is mind's hallucination when you regard images as God. Without true Jnana, Mukti cannot be attained. Our taking the human birth is the effect. Giving it back is the cause. We must know the cause and effect. Likewise, we must know the good and the evil; the right and the wrong. Knowing all, Peace must be attained.
Explanation: – God-realisation is ever sweet like the milk of the cow. It is SAT-CHIT-ANAND (Knowledge-existence-bliss). A Guru can talk and initiate us but an image fixed in the earth is quite unable to do so. Hence, visiting holy places cannot be the cause of Jnana which can be got only by the initiation from a Guru. The bad tendencies of the mind should be annihilated; the power of discrimination should be increased. Viveka (discrimination) should always be experienced. Seeing earthen and stone images is not seeing God. What is essential is keeping the mind steady by introversion. It is mind's hallucination to regard images as God. Without true Jnana, Mukti cannot be attained. Our taking the human birth is the effect: giving it back is the cause. We must know the cause and effect by knowing the aim and end of life. The end of life can be realised only by the attainment of the ATMAN. We must know the good and the evil, the right and the wrong by developing in us the power of discrimination. Knowing all, peace must be attained which is the goal of life.

32. If a building has no doors, we cannot call it a "house". Without fire, we cannot heat water. Without air, fire cannot burn. Without food and sleep, a man can live for some days but without air (breathing) a man cannot live even for a few seconds.
Explanation: – Doors are essential for a house; fire is essential for heating; air is essential for burning; food and sleep are essential for the physical body. Similarly, Prana is quite essential for life. Without Prana, there is no life.

33. Destruction of the world means transforming it into vayu (air with its blue colour); Raja-yoga is the place of indivisible Monism. If you enter the ONE, you lose sight of the MANY.

Explanation: – When the world is destroyed, it ends in Vayu i.e. transformed into the blue air. By Raja-yoga a man will realise the ONE. Forgetting the MANY. Such a man will be one with the God-head forgetting the world and its attachments (many). He will then know the secret of absolute Monism.

34. In the Infinite, there is no finite; to a Jnani, there is no Ajnani; to an Ajnani, there is no Jnani. If all the children beat a mother, she does not throw them away.
Explanation: – In the Infinite, there is no finite. God is the one infinite and when he is realised the finite world ceases to exist. To a Jnani, all are equal i.e. he feels no difference. To a Ajnani i.e. to one without realisation, all is different. He is not free from duality. To a good mother, the good and the bad children are one and the same. A man of realisation feels no distinction between good and bad people; he loves them all, equally.
35. You must not leave the feet of a Guru. Your mind should not flicker like the reflection of the sun in the shaking water.

Explanation: – When once you have approached a Guru, your faith in him must be rock-like, undeterred at all times. Your mind must never waver like the reflection of the sun in the shaking water. The mind must be firm in its faith to one's Guru.

36. The sea-water is boundless; the tank-water has a boundary. Our mind must be like the tank water. Mind is the cause of good and evil. A man may be good and bad according to his good or bad thoughts. God does not do good or evil to any man. The reason is, Intelligence and Knowledge are the divine faculties in man. A man protected by good thoughts, cannot be harmed even by a cannot shot. Without Yoga, liberation from Karma is impossible.
Explanation: – A man's mind must be kept under control like tank-water; it must not be left uncontrolled like sea-water. To a man of realisation, there is neither good nor evil; good and evil are the creations of the mind. Good thoughts make good men; evil thoughts make evil men. God is he who is perfectly impartial and indifferent towards good and evil. He is the cause neither of good nor evil. Buddhi and Jnana are the divine faculties in man. They are inherent in all men alike. One who has the armour of good thoughts is invincible. In order to free oneself from the Bondage of Karma, there exists only one means-the path of Yoga.

37. Without knowing the secret (Truth) if we simply decorate the exterior skin, our karma will not leave us; one cannot be a sanyasi by external signs if he is internally a hypocrite. What you think, you must speak; what you speak, you must show by your acts. Do what you say; say what you do. Such a man is a Jnani; he is a Paramhansa; he is a Yogi; he is a Sanyasi; one who has conquered Desire is a true sanyasi; only a desireless man is fit to be a spiritual teacher.

Explanation: – Without realising God who is the eternal Truth, Bondage of Karma will not leaves us. A Sanyasi is he who is internally pure. There are many hypocrites in this world, disquised as Sanyasis. They are ignorant of the eternal Truth. They not only deceive others but deceive themselves. The test of a true Sanyasi is that he is pure in words, pure in thoughts, and pure in deeds. He possesses this three fold purity. Such a one is known in Scriptures as a Yogi, Sanyasi or a Paramahansa. A Paramanhansa is perfectly desireless. Only such a man is fit to be a spiritual teacher.

38. What is served for others, should not be eaten by us. We must place a separate leaf for us and eat our food.
Explanation: – Many people are satisfied when they hear and read what others have said or written about God. That is not enough. Just as a man must eat for himself to satisfy his hunger. So also a man must practice for himself if he is to realise God.

39. There is nothing like "this one" has more and another has less. The power of thought, the ears, the nose, the hand, the eye, etc. are the same to all.

Explanation: – God's gifts to man are equally distributed; one man has not more and the other has not less. God is impartial in giving gifts to men. The power of thought, the ears, the nose, the hand, the eye, etc., are the same to all alike.

40. The nose is not the place where the eye is; walking should be done by the legs only; work done by the hands cannot be done by the head.
Explanation: – The nose is not the place where the eye is. Walking should be done by the legs only; Work done by the hands cannot be done by the head. Similarly, Manas, Buddhi, Jeevatman and Paramatman are different. The function of the one cannot be done by the other.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

COSM The Movie

CoSM the Movie - Alex Grey and the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (2006) DVDRip
Release Date: November 28, 2006Starring: Alex Grey Director: Nick Krasnic Genre: DocumentaryRun Time: 01h:17m:00s DIVX @ 1000 Kbps MP3 @ 128 Kbps, Stereo MF
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Following Alex Grey's first film, Artmind, CoSM is a documentary that further defines Grey's lofty spiritual ideals by walking the viewer through a series of works made for Grey's masterpiece, The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Grey, known for his cosmic, anatomically detailed paintings of humans connecting with the universe, takes the viewer on a journey from birth to death in this non-profit gallery/gathering space created for community gatherings. Starting with artworks depicting the physical body, Grey's work branches out into an exploration of various stages in a person's psychic and spiritual development, culled from a complex mix of Eastern and Western philosophical and religious perspectives. One potent example is a painting of humans dissolved into pure light, rendered in a series of hyperbolic curves and light beams bouncing off one another. Filmmaker Nick Krasnic does a fine job of allowing Grey's narration, as he explains the concepts and inspirations behind each piece, to be the focus of each scene, though CoSM's rave-era trance music soundtrack adds unnecessary melodrama. Watching CoSM is a meditation not only on art viewing but also on an artist who believes in unlimited human potential.

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Monday, 8 June 2009


The chakras are invisible energy centers in and above the body, which act as the interface between the physical and subtle worlds. The meridians of chakras channel vital energies. If the flow is in balance, you are in general healthy and you have a positive outlook towards life. Any blocks in any of the chakras will show as physical discomfort or illness, or any kind of emotional, mental or spiritual discomfort. Healthy chakras= healthy human being.

1. The Root Chakra/ Muladhara Chakra (Sanskrit: The Foundation Wheel), the portal to Earth

1. Location: the base of the spine, between the anus and the genitals.
2. Body aspects: legs, feet, muscles, the lungs, skin, large intestine, rectum.
3. Glands: adrenals.
4. Instinct: survival, procreation.
5. Seeds: kundalini, abundance.
6. Color: red.
7. Expressions: healthy and happy in your physical body, concerns of getting the basic needs met, physical and emotional balance.
8. Gemstones: jasper, ruby, bloodstone.
9. Element: earth.
10. Oils: patchouli, cypress, vetivert.

Kundalini, the life force energy, is awakened, when the first chakra is cleared. In many cases kundalini reaches only the second chakra. For full vitality all chakras need to be in balance. Free flow of kundalini, the life force energy is very important. When kundalini reaches the Crown Chakra, you will have higher awareness and you are able to see the big picture, also deeper than the surface.

The Root chakra unbalanced:
- Problems of the lower abdominal area, e.g. constipation, diarrhea, kidney problems, lower back pain, sciatica, fertility problems, gynecological problems, muscle cramps/ spasms, knee problems.
- Addictive behavior: alcoholism, drugs, sex, etc.
- Lack of feeling grounded, living in a fantasy world, and feeling off- centre.
- Going out of control easily, hard to contain feelings, difficulties in focusing. Unable to express feelings, self- centered, mindless violence, stubbornness.
- A need to possess; shopaholic. Excessively materialistic, workaholic lifestyle, the masculine principle dominates. Unable to let go of things emotionally. Low self- esteem.

The Root Chakra in balance:
- Good general health for related organs and body parts. The adrenal glands healthy, not exhausted from over stimulation (stress, etc).
- Ready to meet challenges as opportunities, positive and constructive approach. An ability to focus.
- The feminine and the masculine side in balance.

2. The Sacral Chakra/ Svadhistana Chakra (Sanskrit: Dwelling place of the self)

1. Location: the lower abdomen between the navel and the genitals.
2. Body aspects: reproductive systems, urinary systems, kidneys, sexual potency, adrenaline, loss of appetite, menstrual pain.
3. Glands: testes, ovaries.
4. Instinct: sexuality.
5. Seeds: creativity, compassion, family.
6. Color: orange.
7. Expressions: love and trust in self, responsibility to oneself.
8. Gemstones: carnelian, amber, orange calcite.
9. Element: water.
10. Oils: clary sage, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood.

Nurturing abilities, pleasure, relationships, assimilation and integration of knowledge.

The Sacral Chakra unbalanced:
- Affects the urinary, reproductive and circulatory systems.
- Impotence/frigidity, sexually transmitted diseases, bladder problems.
- Difficult to give and receive materially or emotionally ® obesity.
- Difficult to separate your own feelings from those of others.
- General lack of creativity, low energy.
- Unable to release negative emotions ® creates toxins in the body. Guilt, anxiety, unpredictability, clinging on, anger, fear.
- Sexually cold or too much sexual desire. Outrageous flirting is typical in order to gain sexual attention. Addicted to sensual pleasures.

The Sacral Chakra in balance:
- You go with the flow, and alter your path if necessary. A high level of vitality.
- Body parts and organs connected to this chakra are healthy.
- Outgoing, patient, good sense of humor. Content within yourself. Positive
outlook, enjoying life.
- Comfortable with your sexuality.
- Creative problem solving. You have ability to see other people’s point of view,
different approaches and attitudes as richness. You are willing to develop yourself
and grow.

3. Solar Plexus/ Manipura Chakra (Sanskrit: The Palace of Jewels-wheel)

1. Location: between the navel and the breastbone.
2. Body aspects: the digestive system and related organs (liver, stomach, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, organs of excretion), storing and releasing energy.
3. Glands: pancreas.
4. Instinct: power.
5. Seeds: autonomy, individuation, selfless service, fulfillment of dreams, longevity.
6. Color: yellow, turning to gold when a person is clear and self- realized and in one’s total power.
7. Expressions: full of vitality, energetic.
8. Gemstones: citrine, gold when you are fully cleared and all chakras in balance, fully in your power.
9. Element: fire.
10. Oils: rosemary, juniper, geranium, ginger, black pepper.

The production and storage of energy that allows us to live our lives effectively. It helps us recognize that with effort and action we can achieve what we want.

Solar Plexus unbalanced:
- You feel too hot or too cold.
- Ulcers, upset stomach, diabetes, hypoglycemia, alcoholism, anorexia.
- A tight hard belly, large belly or sunken diaphragm.
- Powerless, low self- esteem.
- More easily swayed by the opinions of other people.
- Uncontrolled extreme emotions, e.g. violent passions, jealousy, anger, frustration, quick tempered.
- Doubts, fear, confusion. One has a tendency to manipulate others.
- Obsessive or addictive; overly critical to yourself.

Solar Plexus in balance:
- Your life purpose becomes clear, and you can align yourself to it.
- Effective communication.
- Family and interpersonal relationships become stable.
- A sense of personal power, ability to bring things together, the power of unification.
- A healthy will and autonomy.
- A well balanced chakra gives a great deal of energy; might show up as fast metabolism -> a warm body.
- Enthusiasm for development and transformation in your life.
- Clear thinking, extroverted, feeling bright.
- Constructive use of power; pro- active, assertive, confident, healthy self- esteem.
- Naturally aware of your responsibilities.
- An inner strength that allows you to perform actions with ease and grace.
- A sense of abundance in your life.

4. The Heart Chakra/ Anahata Chakra (Sanskrit: Unbound Wheel)

1. Location: between the centre of the chest.
2. Body aspects: the heart, the circulatory and respiratory systems, the breasts, chest and shoulders, immune deficiencies, asthma.
3. Glands: thymus.
4. Instinct: love, unconditional love.
5. Seeds: selfless love, forgiveness.
6. Color: green (unconditional universal love), pink (love between lovers).
7. Expressions: truth, a commitment to.
8. Gemstones; aventurine, rose quartz, rhodocrosite, jade, emerald.
9. Element: air.
10. Oils: jasmine, rose, mimosa, neroli, marigold.

The fourth chakra brings together the forces of the first three chakras. They can be then transformed into energies to achieve higher goals. The heart chakra= the transition point between the grounding lower chakras and the spiritual higher chakras. Knowing who you are and self- acceptance, loving yourself and others unconditionally.

The Heart Chakra unbalanced:
- Heart conditions, high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis of the arms, immune problems.
- Feeling conditional type of love.
- Sense of loneliness.

The Heart Chakra in balance:
- The related organs and immune system are healthy.
- Balanced and harmonious relationships.
- Open, willing and able to live without fear, able to love unconditionally.
- Knowing that you have all you need within you.

5. The Throat Chakra/ Visuddha Chakra (Sanskrit: Purity wheel)

1. Location: the base of the throat.
2. Body aspects: the neck, the organs of the neck (e.g. the voice box, airway of the throat).
3. Glands: thyroid, parathyroid.
4. Instinct: psychic expression
5. Seeds: personal power, faith, will, truth, communication.
6. Color: sky blue
7. Expressions open to the spirit, communication with the spirit.
8. Gemstones: diamond, aquamarine, turquoise, blue lace agate, lapis lazuli, blue quartz.
9. Element: light.
10. Oils: frankincense, chamomile, sandalwood.

Verbal expression of all the thoughts and feelings are encompassed by the lower chakras. It affects our speech and how we express ourselves. It is linked to truth and honesty. It connects our feelings and intuition with our thoughts; helps to form our future. This is a psychic center, responsible for clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and telepathic communication.

The Throat Chakra unbalanced:
- Sore throats, loss of voice, neck and throat conditions.
- Sleep disorders.
- An under- or over- active thyroid, headaches from neck muscle tension, insomnia, flu, even cancer.
- Any difficulty in expression or communication. One has a tendency to dominate conversations or discussions.
- Holding back your opinion or showing your thoughts or feelings.
- Critical, tactless, deceitful, lies, gossiping.
- Anorexia, bulimia, constant dieting -> thyroid gland situated in the throat area, and it is responsible for metabolism.

The Throat Chakra in balance:
- The throat area is physically healthy.
- You are able to envision possible futures and to act on your vision.
- The freedom of infinite possibilities.
- Effective expression and clear communication, clear and pleasant voice.
- Creative, mature, inspirational.
- Honest, compassionate, tactful, non- judgmental.
- Sense of serenity and devotion.

6. The Third Eye/ The Brow Chakra/ Ajna Chakra( Sanskrit: Unlimited power)

1. Location: between and just above the eyebrows.
2. Body aspects: brain, eyes, nervous system, mind function, insomnia, deafness, dyslexia.
3. Glands: pituitary, pineal.
4. Instinct: truth, intuition, wisdom.
5. Seeds: enlightenment, self- realization.
6. Color: indigo.
7. Expression: insight and knowledge.
8. Gemstones: diamond, amethyst, quartz, lapis lazuli, black opal, sodalite, sapphire.
9. Element: pure light.
10. Oils: frankincense, sandalwood.

This chakra is linked to the brain and nervous system. The hormonal system is affected by the sixth chakra, through pituitary gland. This chakra is involved in the capacity for intuition, imagination, visualization, clairvoyance. Intuition is the link between intellectual and psychic abilities; it is a link to the force greater than us. It is a powerful psychic center.

The Third Eye Chakra unbalanced:
- Headaches, migraines.
- Eye, ear, nose, sinus conditions.
- Hormonal imbalances, insomnia, nervous disorder -> physical pain.
- Depression.
- Problems focusing and concentrating, confusion, negativity, inadequacy, lack of direction, intellectual stagnation.

The Third Eye Chakra in balance:
- Organs and glands related are healthy.
- You are able to determine what will enrich you.
- You are able to observe thoughts and feelings without becoming overly attached to them. Good level of direction, devotion and high ideals.
- You have a feeling of oneness and unity within yourself.
- When the sixth chakra is fully awakened, you experience self- realization.
- Your inner vision enables you to bring spirit down to earth.

7. The Crown Chakra/ Sahasrara Chakra (Sanskrit: Emptiness Wheel), the portal to Heaven

1. Location: on top of the head, at the ‘soft spot’ that is the anterior fontanel.
2. Body aspects: the brain, the whole nervous system, the pineal gland, hormonal balance.
3. Glands: pineal.
4. Instinct: universal ethics.
5. Seeds: transcendence, illumination.
6. Color: violet, gold.
7. Expression: truth, knowledge, bliss.
8. Gemstones: amethyst, diamond, selenite, clear quartz, pearl.
9. Element: pure energy.
10. Oils: lavender, bay laurel, valerian.
While the root chakra acts as an entry point of human life, the crown acts as an exit point. When kundalini energy is fully awakened, it grounds you and keeps you connected to the higher realms.
The Crown Chakra unbalanced:
- Paralysis, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral tumors, increased pressure in the skull.
- Psychoses, neuroses, depression.
- SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome), feeling low during cold time of the year of less daylight, sleeping disorders.
- A sense of isolation from the world, emptiness.
- A loss of direction, low energy levels, fatigue, closed mind. One lacks spiritual direction.

The Crown Chakra balanced:
- You have a sense of unity with other people whilst being aware of your individuality.
- You have knowledge born of wisdom and enlightenment.
- You are not overly influenced by opinion of other people.
- You will follow your own ethical ideas, you feel peaceful and whole.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

The Subtle Bodies

The Subtle Bodies

The subtle bodies of a human being are the layers of bio-magnetic sheath that relate to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels of being. The subtle body consists of three parts that are the auric field, the chakra system, and the meridians.The auric field: It can be described as an energetic skin that holds all inner energy bodies and outer body of a human being, and all living things, together. It is a zone of 18” to 3 feet from the body. Interestingly, the name ‘aura’, as this luminous egg shaped field is also called, comes from Greek language (avra) which means “breeze”.Auric fields can be heard, seen and felt. Aura color, sound and vibration are all interconnected, so they all represent a means of observing the frequency of energy in the auric field. The different colors of auric fields are called harmonics. Each color resonates on a different frequency. An auric field consists of 7 layers.The chakra system: The word chakra comes from Sanskrit language, meaning ‘the wheel’, as the chakras are vortex- like centers that ‘suck’ energy into the body from universal energy field (UEF). This system transforms vital energy to the body via meridians. They are in constant energy exchange with the UEF.The chakras originate at the level of the etheric body. There are 7 main chakras and 122 secondary chakras in the body, and several chakras outside the body, which connect us to the whole universe, and a grounding chakra between the feet that connect us to earth. The ancient traditions mention 88000 chakras. Virtually every pore of a human being’s skin absorbs and secretes life force energy.The Meridian system: This system passes on vital energy throughout fine channels near the skin surface. The meridians contain acupressure points. There are 12 main meridians in the body. Meridians can become blocked e.g. if a person leads sedentary life style, doesn’t eat well, and in general doesn’t look after himself/herself. Manipulating these points improves the subtle energy flow in the body which balances and improves a person’s wellbeing and vitality.
The HEF, the Human Energy Field
HEF or Human Energy Field is made up of universal bioenergy that has existed, according to ancient scriptures of the Tibetans, the Indians and the Chinese, since the beginning of time, being one with the light of creation, and this energy will always exist.HEF is a mirror of the earth’s electromagnetic field; it flows out of the North Pole, circumnavigating to the South Pole, and there it enters again to the earth, in a circle. This is a continuous circulation of electromagnetic energy, and it surrounds the whole earth like a sheath. Being a microcosm, in the human the flux lines enter through the top of the head (the crown chakra), running down along the body, penetrating into the earth about 12”, comes back to enter the body again through the feet.The universal energy or UEF maintains our entire existence, such as mind, body, emotions, spiritual existence. It forms a luminous, oval shape about the width of one’s outstretched arms.The HEF is electromagnetic, weakening in strength rapidly. Still, it travels with the speed of light joining us to the luminous web of the whole universe. HEF- layers ‘overlap’ each other, occupying the same space in harmony. This is possible because each layer vibrates at a different innate frequency.The 7 layers of HEF are of different color, density, sound, density, form and function. A person’s life style and living area has an influence to his/her HEF. If a person is not healthy, this indicates a poor flow of HEF in one’s body. There are ways to balance the electromagnetic flow in the body; exercise (e.g. yoga, Pilates), meditation, proper breathing, appropriate nutrition including sufficient amount of liquids, various holistic healing methods, and adequate amount of sleep, to mention a few.Living beings are networks of compound energy fields that interface with every part of physical bodies (organs, tissues, all the cells of the body). One could say that we are an energetic charge. Human beings are connected to every other thing in the world through this electromagnetic field.
The Seven Subtle Bodies
There are 7 subtle bodies in human energy field. They are:-
Etheric body
which is the lower etheric aspect. It vibrates at 15- 20 cycles per minute, extending ¼”- 2” beyond the physical body. It is a copy of the physical body including all its organs and anatomical parts. The color of this layer is seen as light blue or grey. Etheric body is our perfect double. Being a vital energy field, it forms the blueprint for the physical matter of the body tissues. It carries data for growth and repair for the adult organism. The physical body depends on the etheric body. If etheric body is whole, physical health is good. If etheric body becomes for some reason distorted, this manifests as physical disease.-
Emotional body
which is the lower emotional aspect. As the name signifies, this body is associated with feelings. It follows the lines of human body without duplicating it. It extends 1”- 3” around the physical body, also penetrating it. The colors of this layer vary between yellow to subdued, dark colors. When emotional body is healthy, our relationships with other people are on a healthy base and we don’t have problems in expressing our emotions. We feel emotions around where the second chakra, the Sacral chakra is. When emotional body is healthy we can separate our feelings from those of others.-
Mental body
the lower mental aspect. This layer appears as a bright yellow halo/light around the head and the shoulders. Mental body extends beyond the emotional body, 3”- 8” from the physical body. The color yellow becomes bright when a person is thinking; studying, finding a solution to a problem, etc. Emotional feelings give a hint of other colors to basic yellow of the mental body.-
Astral body’s
aspect is astral plane, a bridge between lower and higher aspects. It doesn’t have a fixed shape and it is composed of clusters of color that are alike the ones of the emotional body. This layer extends 6” to one foot form the physical body. Rosy pink color has a tendency to dominate.-
Etheric Template body
contains the etheric template blueprint for the physical body, and all the chakras, organs and body form in a negative form, like a negative of a photograph. This body is an aspect of the physical, extending 1 ½ to 2 feet from the physical body. The shape of the etheric body is oval.-
Celestial body
is said to be the emotional level of the spiritual plane, being a level where the spiritual ecstasy is experienced. Unconditional love manifests at this level. The Celestial body has no shape, though light radiates from it like glow around the candle.-
Ketheric Template (Causal) body
the mental aspect- vibrates at a very high rate, extending 2 ½ to 3 ½ feet from the body. Its color is gold, a color that indicates an elevated level of awareness. The word ‘kether’ comes from Hebrew, meaning ‘crown’. Ketheric template body is the place of mergence with the All, the Oneness.
The functions of the Chakra system
The 7 physical chakras play a vital part in the physical body, transmitting universal life force energy (ki in China, prana in India, and ka in Egypt) into it. In addition to 7 main chakras there are 122 secondary chakras that are present where there is a joint, a bone touching a bone, and where a nerve plexus exist throughout the body. There are chakras also on the feet, hands, and fingers. Though these smaller chakras are called secondary, they play vital role; any imbalance in any of these chakras will manifest as physical discomfort or illness, and as an imbalance in the whole chakra system.The chakras channel energy between the different layers of the subtle body: each layer has a chakra in the certain layer that is joined with the chakra in the higher layer, and one in the lower layer. The chakras are like small vortices, bringing in universal energy into the body through nadis that are threadlike subtle energy channels. This universal energy nourishes and replenishes the physical body all the way to the cellular level.The locations of the chakras match the major nerve plexuses. The chakras are paired so that all seven chakras on the front the body have equal chakras on the back of the body.The five senses of a human being are related with the chakras; hearing, tasting and smelling with the throat, and seeing and touching with the brow chakra. The chakras and glands related determine the health and psychological gear of a human being. The chakras can be divided into:- mental centers (crown, brow and mental executive which is the counterpart of the brow centre),- will centers ( base of the neck, between shoulder blades, diaphragmatic centre, sacral centre, and coccygeal center),and- feeling centers ( throat centre, heart centre, solar plexus and pubic centre).In order to have good mental health, all chakras have to be balanced and the energy flow through them free.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

The Illuminated Chakras - A Visionary Voyage into Your Inner World DVD-Rip

The Illuminated Chakras: A Visionary Voyage into Your Inner World An Audio-Visual Tour of the Chakras Produced and directed by Anodea Judith WON BEST ANIMATION AT THE 2004 NEW YORK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL!

THE ILLUMINATED CHAKRAS makes it possible to see and experience the subtle energy that until now has only been described. This thrilling visionary voyage takes you on a multi-sensory journey into the transformational beauty of the inner world. Follow the path of Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent, who drives the vital force that awakens consciousness within each chakra. Journey from base to crown in this fantastic sound and light extravaganza, and experience the elemental reality of each chakra, as earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and transcendent consciousness. Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to teaching about the chakras (the subtle energy centers in the body).

In this video, she takes you on a journey through the chakras, where you spend time experiencing the function, the feeling, and the essence of each of the 7 primary chakras. However, the manner in which this is all presented is not only informative, but also outrageously beautiful !!! Anodea's style of narration is just pefect. The music of Robin Silver nicely supports the narration, and the 3-D Animation Graphics of Alex Wayne are simply gorgeous ! 699 MB

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Bhagwan Nityananda


1. Jnanis are mindless. To Jnanis, all are the same. They have no slumber, no dreams, nor sleep. They are always in sleep. The Sun and the Moon are the same to them. To them, it is always sunrise. The glass of a chimney lamp, when covered with carbon, is not transparent. Similarly, the carbon of the mind should be removed.

Explanation: – A Jnanis (the enlightened one) mind is perfectly calm. To him, all differences are dead and gone. He is indifferent to the three fold state-wakefulness, dreams and sleep. Jnanis are awake to the spiritual world and sleepy towards the temporal world. Jnanis are always in the Supreme Bliss of Samadhi. The Sun and the Moon are the same to them. The Idea of Duality has been completely annihilated in them. To them, it is always sunrise. They eternally experience the dawn of the glory of the ATMAN in the sky of consciousness. When a glass-chimney is covered with smoke, it cannot reflect light but when it is washed well, it reflects light. Similarly, when the impurities (carbon) of the mind are removed by meditation, the mind reflects the Divine Light of the Celestial Knowledge.

2. There are three nerves in the body: – The Sun or the Sushumna; the Moon or the Ida; the Star or the Pingala. The first is red in colour, the second, blue, and the third, green.

Explanation: – The three most important nerves of the body are the Sun or the Sunshumna the Moon or the Ida, the Star or the Pingala. The Ida is right, and the hollow canal that runs through the centre of the spiral cord, is the Sushumna. The Sushumna is red in colour, the Ida, blue and the Pingala, green.

3. Where these three nerves meet, is the heart-space. As we go on practising, (Yoga) the Bindu-sound (like that of a harmonium, or a drum or a fiddle, – the ten sounds) is heard in the head. This Sound is one, indivisible .

Explanation: – The place where these three nerves the Ida, the Pingala, and the Sushnmna-meet, is what is called "Hridaya-akasha" (the heart-space). This heart-space is where the "Ajna", the sixth lotus of the body, is situated. The Ida, the Pingala, and the Sushumna meet in the "Ajna". The sound that is heard during the practice of Yoga is called the "Bindu-sound". This sound will be respectively like that of a harmonium, a drum or a fiddle. These sounds are ten in number and they are the one, indivisible.

4. Just as camphor is consumed by the flames of fire, so also, mind must be consumed by soul-fire.

Explanation: – First we see a tablet of camphor. We apply fire to it; soon the camphor disappears. Similarly, we perceive the mind to be separate, in the beginning, from the soul; as yoga practice continues, mind will be slowly merged in the ATMAN. At long last, it will be one with the spirit.

5. The copra, detached from the shell, makes a dull sound when shaken; so the Body and Soul must be thought of as separate. The first is light; by that light, all vices are consumed.

Explanation: – When the kernel is fresh, it is closely attached to the shell; but when the kernel is quite dry, it becomes detached from the shell and makes a dull sound when the coconut is shaken. So also, by practice, the soul is felt to be separate from the body. By the Yogic-Light, all our views are absorbed. The Manas will then be pure like the burnished gold.

6. Just as we draw water from a well, we should draw breath; when we breathe out, it should be like letting down the bucket into the well. When we breathe out, it is the carbon; when we breathe in, it is the Breath of OMKAR. Breathe of OMKAR is the Manas (Mind).

Explanation: – Breathing should be scientific. We should draw the inhaling breath like the drawing of water from a well. The exhaling breath should be let down like a bucket into a well. When we breathe out, the exhaling breath will be full of the impurities of the body (carbon). The in-drawing breath is pure and it must be drawn in, to the accompaniment of the sound of OMKAR. The Breath of OMKAR is what is called true Manas.

7. Manas is Jeeva; but their positions are different. Jeevatman is Paramatman.

Explanation: – Manas when pure is one with Jeeva. But their positions in the human body are different. The place of Manas is below that of Jeevatman. Jeeva is in the whole body. Paramatman is in the whole Universe.

8. A man or women should be educated. What is education? Jeeva should know the secret that He is the Paramatman.

Explanations: – That which we get in schools and colleges is no real education; that by which we recognise the unity of Jeevatma and Paramatma is real education. That which we ordinatily get is called "Apara-Vidya" (Inferior Knowledge); that which we get from a spiritual preceptor is called the "Para-Vidya" (Superior Knowledge). Man or Woman must be educated in the spiritual education i.e. they must realise the unity of Jeeva with Siva. This is real education.

9. Paramatman is in Jeevatman. The real Mukti is to know the subtle in the Gross.

Explanation: – Jeevatman appears to be gross by his conjuction with the Gross (the body). When by the practices of Yoga. He detaches himself from the Gross, He realises that he is the subtle and one with paramatman. What is real Mukti is to perceive the Subtle in the Gross. For Mukti to be attained, the first essential is that the idea of Duality must completely be annihilated. To see light in darkness, to perceive Truth in untruth, knowledge in Ignorance is what is called Mukti.

10. We should leave off the gross sleep and sleep the subtle sleep. We should enjoy the sleep got from the practice of Pranayam.
Explanation: – There are two kinds of Sleep. The first sleep is of ordinary men; this sleep is called "the gross-sleep". The second sleep is of the Yogis; it is called "Yoga-nidra" which is the "subtle sleep". They may respectively be called "Ajnana Nidra" and "Jnana Nidra". A man must enjoy Samadhi which is the spiritual sleep. This is the goal of life.

11. The "up-going" breath is like the wheels inside a clock; its movement is inside; when the movement of the breath is internal, one will see the world in himself.

Explanation: – Just as the movement of the wheels of a clock are internal and not felt by the eye, so also, the movement of Prana must be internal. When the external breath is internalised, one develops in oneself that power which governs the Universe. He then feels that the entire Universe is in himself. Such a man realises the Eternal Truth that sustains the Universe.
12. Just as we see the sky reflected in the water kept in an earthen pot, so also, to the internal vision, the sky of consciousness becomes visible.

Explanation: – The outer sky (space) is called the "gross space"; the inner sky (space) is called the "Chidakasha" or "Subtle Space". Just as the infinite sky is visible in the water kept in an earthen pot which is finite, so also, the Infinite God can be experienced in the heart-space of man who is finite.

13. If food is prepared in a gold vessel, the dog eats it. If it is prepared in an earthen vessel, then also the dog eats it.
Explanation: – To a dog, there is no difference between the food cooked in a gold vessel and that prepared in an earthen vessel. It does not think that the former is better than the latter. Similarly, to a Jnani, there is no difference between things superior and inferior. He has lost the sense of Duality. Earth and Gold are the same to him.

14. The Sun-Light is reflected in the salt water (of the sea). It is also reflected in the clear water of a tank at the top of a hill. It is not enough if we see with the eye but we should experience it.

Explanation: – The Sun makes no difference between salt-water and fresh water; in both, we see the disc of the sun equally reflected. So to a Jnani, all are equal; the rich and the poor, the great and the small. He has no sense of Duality. This should be a matter of experience and not hearsay.

15. On a tree, grow numberless flowers; the flowers all perish; but the tree does not perish for a long while. The visible is like flowers, the Invisible is like the tree.

Explanation: – Flowers appear from the tree; a tree does not grow from the flower. Like the flowers on the tree, the visible world is produced from the Invisible God. The visible world is perishable like the flowers; the Invisible God is Imperishable. He is like the tree.

16. There are matches in a match-box. Fire is produced only when the match is rubbed against the side of the box. So also, the Manas is the match; intelligence (Buddhi) is the side of the box. We should rub the Manas against. Buddhi and then we get the Kingdom of the Self which is the same as the Liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Explanation: – Just as the fire is produced only when the matches in a match-box are rubbed against its side, so also, the fire of Jnana can be enlightened only when the Manas in man is rubbed against Buddhi i.e. when Manas is subjected to Buddhi. Manas is the match. Intelligence (Buddhi) is the side of the box. When manas is subjected to Buddhi and the subtle discrimination is developed in man, the Kingdom of the Self which is the attainment of Mukti (Liberation from the cycle of birth and death) is realised. The attainment of the ATMAN is the aim and end of human life.

17. A man should be quite indifferent to honour and dishonour. He should not have the least love for his body; such a man will see the Supreme being in everything and everywhere.
Explanation: – So long as a man thinks that he is this perishable body, he is mindful of honour and dishonour (Duality); when he has thoroughly dismissed the wrong idea that he is the body, then he has become a Mukta i.e. a liberated soul. When this state is attained, one perceives the God everywhere and in everything. He is the ALL and the ALL is He.

18. The Supreme Light and the Universal Light are identical.

Explanation: – The Universal spirit is nothing but the supreme light which the Yogis say, surpasses the light shed by crores of suns, shining simultaneously in the sky.

19. From a plank, are manufactured tables, chairs etc, etc. So also, Brahman is the primordial substance (tatwa) from which numberless worlds are formed.

Explanation: – Brahman is the root-cause of the Universe. Just as tables and chairs are manufactured from a plank which is the original substance, so also God is the substratum of Creation. He is the Primordial Substance from whom everything had its birth. Numberless world are from Him.

20. Manas and the ATMAN are the same to all people. At the final stage of the Universe, all is one. At the present stage, there is difference in their mode of breathing, thinking, and their mental tendencies.

Explanation: – Manas and the ATMAN are the same in all people, At the beginning and at the end of Creation, all are the same; only in the middle stage, all these difference become manifest. It is these differences that make up the Maya. All men will realise the Highest at one time or the other. The difference is only in time. At the end of Creation, all will be merged in PARA BRAHMAN.

Indian Meditation Glossary

Indian Meditation Glossary

Acharya : A spiritual teacher. (Acharya)
Ajna : The sixth chakra belonging to the mind or sixth sense. (Ajna)
Ajnana : Ignorance.
Akash : Space. Ether. The first five elements evolved from the absolute.
Amrita : Ambrosia. Nector of immoratility.
Ananda : Bliss.
Apana Vayu : One of the vital airs functioning below the naval. (Apana)
Asana : Seat. Physical pose or sitting posture. (Asana)
Atman : Self or soul. (Atman)
Avadhoota : A holy man of great renunciation. (Avadhuta)
Bhakti : Devotion to God. Devotional love of God.
Bindu : Point. Dot. Seed. Source. (Bindu)
Brahma : The Creator. The first person if the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Brahman : The Absolute. The supreme reality.
Brahma Nadi : Innermost subtle nerve or pranic channel within spinal column.
Brahmanda : Universe. Lit. the egg of Brahma. (Brahmanda)
Brahmananda : Bliss of Brahman. (Brahmananda)
Brahmarandhrara : Abode of Brahma, located in the opening on the crown of the head.
Brahma Vidya : Process of attaining knowledge of Brahman. (vidya)
Budhi : Intelligence or discriminating faculty. (Buddhi)
Chaitanyananda : Bliss of supreme consciousness. (Caitanyananda)
Chakra : Center of subtle energy in human system. Wheel. (cakra)
Chidakasha : Consciousness in its' aspect as limitless and unbounded knowledge and intelligence. (Cidakasa).
Chit : Principle of universal intelli-gence or consciousness. Knowledge. (Cit)
Chitta : Mind stuff. (citta)
Dharana : Concentration of mind. (Dharana)
Ekadashi : The eleventh day after the full moon or new moon, which a devotee spends in full or partial fasting, prayer, and worship. (dkadasi)
Ghatika : Period of twenty-four minutes.
Gingilly : Fickleness of the mind.
Gokul : Town on the banks of Januna River where Sri Krsna spent his childhood among the cowherds.
Gokulnanda : (Epithet for) Krsna-the bliss of Gokula.
Govardhana : Hill near Vrndavin which Sri Krsna lifted with is finger to protect villagers from a deluge of rain.
Gunas : Qualities of material nature. (gunas)
Hara : An epithet for Siva. (remover of death).
Hare : A direct address to God.
Hari : Lit. thief of sins; Lord of the outer nature.
Haridwar : A sacred place on the banks of the Ganges, at the foot of the Himalayas. (Hardwar)
Hatha Yoga : The system of yoga for gaining control over the physical body.
Hridayakasha : Unbounded heart expanse.
Ida : The subtle nerve current (nadi) flowing through the left side of the body.
Indriyas : The ten organs of perception and action.
Jagad : World; Universe.
Japa : Repetition of God's name.
Jeeva : Individual Soul (jiva) (jeevatma-jivatma)
Jeevanmukti : One who is liberated while still in the body.
Jnana : Wisdom and knowledge.
Jnyanis : One who has realized the Absolute through knowledge and wisdom and discrimination.
Kapha : Phlegm; one of the three humours.
Karma : Action; the law of action and reaction.
Kasi : Holy City of pilgrimage for Lord Shiva.
Kumbhaka : The suspension or cessation of breath.
Kundalini : The primordial cosmic energy in each individual.
Lakshmana : Brother of Sri Rama.
Maha : Great.
Maha Santi : The Great Peace.
Mahatama : Realized man of God. (mahatma)
Maheshwara : Great Lord; epithet of Siva.
Manas : Mind.
Mantra : Sacred syllables or sounds through which one attains perfection by their repetition and reflection.
Mathura : Holy district where Sri Krsna was born.
Maya : Illusion; cosmic veiling power of God.
Moksha : Liberation.
Mukti : Liberation.
Muladhara : Lowermost, root chakra. (muladhara)
Nada : The primal first vibration from which the manifest arises.
Nadi : A channel of subtle pranic current.
Nirvikalpa : The silence of mind when no thoughts or imaginations arise. The highest state of Samadhi in which the aspirant realizes his total oneness with Brahman.
Nityananda : Eternal Bliss. (Nityananda)
Nityatma : Eternal soul. (Nityatma)
Omkar : The most sacred sound vibration symbolizing Brahman or God.
Para-Brahma : The Supreme Brahman. (Param Brahma)
Paramahansa : Realized Soul; highest class of sunnyasins.
Paramananda : Supreme Bliss.
Paramatma : The Supreme Self.
Pariah : Outcast in Hindu social system.
Pindanda : The world of the body; microcosm as opposed to the world of the COSMOS.
Pingala : The subtle nerve current (nadi) flowing through the right side of the body.
Pitha : One of the three Ayur-Vedic humours.
Pooraka : Inhalation of breath. (puraka)
Prakriti : Primordial Nature; Matter which in association with Purusha creates the universe.
Prana : Bramanda. Life force; vital air.
Pranalinga : Essential energy of the universe embodied.
Pranava : Omkara; sacred sound vibration symbolizing Brahman or God.
Prana-Vayu : Vital air which pervades the upper body.
Pranayama : Science of control and regulation of vital and physcial breath.
Prema : Divine Love of the most intense kind.
Purushartha : One who transcends the gunas.
Rajas : One of the three gunas; the active quality of nature.
Raja Yoga : King of Yoga. Name applied to Patanjali's system of yoga.
Rechaka : Exhalation of breath.
Satchitananda : Being, consciousness, bliss (three aspects of Brahman).
Sadananda : Bliss of Eternity.
Sadaka : An aspirant devoted to the prac-tice of spiritual discipline.
Sadhana : Spiritual discipline.
Sadhu : Holy man; term generally used with reference to a monk.
Sahasrara : Thousand-petalled lotus region in the top of the head where Kundalini Shakti unites with Lord Siva.
Samadhi : State of total absorbtion where the Absolute is experienced beyond all duality.
Samsara : The cycle of birth and death.
Sankalpa : Thoughts, desires and imagination which arise in the mind.
Sanyasi : A renounciate; order of renounced life.
Sat : Being, truth, existence,that which undergoes no change.
Satwa : One of the three gunas; the quality of light, purity and goodness. (sattva)
Seeta : Divine wife of Rama.
Shabda : Sound.
Shakti : The creative energy of the absolute, a name of the Divine Mother. (sakti)
Shanti : Peace.
Shiva : Two being Brahman and Vishnu.
Shiva Linga : Sacred symbol of the merging Of God with form into the formless God.
Shraddha : Great Faith (sraddha). Also, a religious ceremony in which food and drink offered to deceased relatives.
Siddha : Perfected being.
Siddhi : Perfection. (Refers to yogic mystic attainments)
Sookshma : Subtle elements.
Sthoola : The gross body of five elements. (stula)
Sushumna : The most important of the nadis corresponding to the spinal column in the subtle body through which the awakened spiritual energy (Kundalini) rises.
Swadhisthana : Second chakra; one of the centers of subtle energy.
Swarajya : Self Mastery.
Tamas : One of the qualities of nature, inertia, tendency for concreteness.
Tapas : Austerity.
Taraka : Refers in raja yoga to the light between and in front of the eyebrows, which is seen in meditation.
Tatwa : Reality, element, essence, principle. (tattva)
Tat Wam Asi : Famous aphorism of Chandogya Upanisad "That Thou Art". (6.8, 6) (Tat Tvam Asi) Upanayana : Inner initiation; ceremony in which the Guru initiates the disciple into spiritual life. Varaigya : Detachment; dispassion (vairagya)
Yukti : Subtle tendencies of the mind which give rise to desires. (vasans).