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#Satsang with #Mooji at the International #Yoga Festival
4 March 2019
This beautiful and powerful Satsang takes place when Moojibaba visits the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan. Speaking with an audience of many who are coming to Satsang for the first time, Moojibaba presents the quintessence of his pointing with a clear and simple guidance.
"This was for myself the best way of spending this hour with you. What I have endeavoured to share with you is the quintessence of advaitic thought—many people have studied religion and spirituality for many many years. Many people say 'I have studied spirituality for many years, but I have the knowledge, not the experience.' Today I have endeavoured to share the experience of it.
If you can study something, but not live it, then what value is it? Belief is great, but it must convert into experience."
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Ben Leinbach ~ The Spirit of Yoga (full album)
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The professionalization of e-sports has been accompanied by an increasing adherence to training aids long common in older sports.
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Team Origen stretching in its training room. The team’s new devotion to preparation has paid off.CreditCreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
COPENHAGEN — The squats and leg lifts were harder than they looked, and after a few sets, Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez placed his hands on his knees and attempted to compose himself.
In November, Aguirre, a 24-year-old professional video game player from Spain, joined the five-man roster of Origen, a League of Legends team that competes in the game’s top European league. The players — all signed in late fall — were told at the time that the team might be run a bit differently from what they were accustomed to. Now here they were, five young men who make their living sitting almost completely still in front of desktop computers, sweating through an hourlong workout in a cramped gym.
“I think I’m going to puke my oatmeal,” said Aguirre, who is known in the gaming community as Mithy. “I’m dying.”
Some years ago, traditional sports leagues were revolutionized by young analysts wielding computers. The way things had always been done, it turned out, was not always the best way to do things. Now echoes of that transformation have arrived in the growing world of professional e-sports, where gamers are being shepherded toward a new frontier, oddly, by the old, corporeal wisdom of traditional sports.
The debate about whether competitive gamers can be considered athletes may never end. In the meantime, though, gamers are increasingly acting like them.
Origen is one of two teams owned by Rfrsh Entertainment, an e-sports company based in Copenhagen. Two years ago, the organization hired Kasper Hvidt, a former captain of Denmark’s national handball team, to be its sporting director. Hvidt, 43, had no previous exposure to gaming. But that was the point.
E-sports in recent years have crept into the mainstream, attracting new fans, new sponsors and new investment. The top professionals now make six-figure salaries and earn even more with endorsements and prize money. And yet, Hvidt observed, their approach to performance remained amateurish.
A nutritionist now helps plan the team’s meals, so players who once subsisted on fast food now eat dinners like a recent one of salmon and vegetables.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
In Copenhagen, Origen’s players are required to get around by bicycle (a rule they all hated at first) and have fitness and yoga classes during the week.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
Eating right, sleeping right, exercising, cleaning up for sponsors — these ideas have undergirded traditional sports for generations. In e-sports, they are regarded as almost radical.
“They don’t look at themselves as physical human beings,” said Hvidt, who won the European handball championship with Denmark in 2008.
“It’s common sense, in a way. But with them it was not.”
Rfrsh has a validating narrative under its belt. The company’s other team, Astralis, which competes internationally in the first-person shooter game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, had gone almost a year without winning a tournament when Hvidt joined the organization in mid-2017. In 2018, the team earned $3.7 million in prize money while putting together one of the most dominant years ever by any team in any e-sports game.
And so Origen this year has set off on the same journey of athletic self-improvement. As recently as last year, the players’ typical day might have been a sedentary extravaganza of sugary energy drinks, fast food and unresolved psychic tension. Now, their days are interposed with protein smoothies, yoga mats and slow-paced breathing exercises.
The effects of those changes, the team said, have been plain to see: After starting the current season with a 1-4 record, Origen went on a tear, winning 11 of its final 13 matches, finishing the regular season in second place and securing a first-round bye for the playoffs, which began Friday.
“These are little things,” Fabian Broich, Origen’s assistant coach, said. “But they add up, and over the long term you have a more emotionally stable team and a more focused team.”
At Rfrsh, Hvidt has assembled a performance team — a physical trainer, a sports psychologist, a massage therapist, a medical doctor and a nutritionist — and constructed a lifestyle plan for the players that combines scientific research, old-school sports wisdom and simple common sense. Broich, 28, a former professional soccer player from Germany, acts as a liaison between the management team and the players, implementing the principles on the ground.
Mikkel Hjuler, a trainer who works with Danish Olympians, guides his new players through some gaming-specific exercises.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
Team Astralis’s training room holds some of the trophies the team has won.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
The players, who hail from five European countries and range in age from 18 to 24, live in Denmark and fly each weekend to Berlin, where the League of Legends matches are taped in front of a boisterous studio audience. In Copenhagen, they are required to get around by bicycle (a rule they all hated at first) and have fitness and yoga classes during the week. On Mondays, they meet with the team psychologist for an “empty-the-backpack” session.
Every morning, the team meets for breakfast in Broich’s apartment, a ritual designed in part to get the gamers — night owls and notoriously late risers — out of bed at a reasonable hour. Their other meals are catered with guidance from the nutritionist.
“Before, I would go to sleep at 5 a.m. and wake up at 2 p.m. the next day, eat McDonald’s two times, and that’d be it,” Patrik Jiru, 18, an Origen player from the Czech Republic, said as he ate a salmon and vegetable omelet one recent morning.
After breakfast, the players biked to the gym for a core workout and a physical therapy session.
“Last time we did this, my body was sore for three days,” Jonas Andersen, 24, an Origen player from Denmark known as Kold, said as he grabbed a medicine ball.
Mikkel Hjuler, a trainer who works with Danish Olympians, guided the team through some gaming-specific exercises. He had the players wrap their fists inside elastic bands and flex their fingers. He taught them a neck exercise favored by boxers.
The players were willing participants, but they admitted that their ambitions, from a physical standpoint, were modest.
“I’m O.K. with being chubby as long as I don’t pass out when I’m running — which, right now, I might,” Aguirre said.
The players continue to train several hours a day in front of computers, but even those sessions now borrow elements from traditional sports.
Before a recent scrimmage session at the Rfrsh headquarters, Broich distributed magnesium pills and protein bars. (He keeps vitamin D and krill oil in his arsenal, too.) Later, he blended a potpourri of nutritional supplements — moringa, matcha, maca, chlorella, açaí and a half-dozen others — into a thick protein shake.
In their meeting room, a quotation attributed to the N.B.A. coach Phil Jackson — “The strength of the team is each individual member” — was scribbled on a dry-erase board. After one practice game, the team laid out yoga mats and stretched on foam rollers.
“Before, I would go to sleep at 5 a.m. and wake up at 2 p.m. the next day, eat McDonald’s two times, and that’d be it,” Patrik Jiru said.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
The trainer Signe Find instructs Team Origen’s Jonas Andersen, left, who plays as Kold, and Alfonso Aguirre Rodriguez, who plays as Mithy.CreditPete Kiehart for The New York Times
Trevor Henry, 31, a broadcast commentator for Riot Games, the company behind League of Legends, marveled at how quickly the game’s competitive landscape was professionalizing. He was happy, for instance, that some teams were reconsidering their use of gaming houses, a classic e-sports setup in which players live and train together under one roof.
“Go back just a few years: Professional players would play 10 to 11 hours every day and do takeout food every day,” Henry said. “Pizza boxes would stack up rooms. Laundry would never get done. I’ll be brutally honest: Teams didn’t wash the team shirts. They’d have the same team shirt that they’d wear 24 weeks in a year that has never seen detergent.”
This lifestyle — part monk, part fraternity brother — was not only accepted but also held up as the very reason the players were successful. But that wisdom is now being challenged, and in Europe the shift by League of Legends this year to a 10-team, franchise model (akin to American sports leagues) has encouraged organizations to make more long-term investments.
Last year, Fabien Devide, the chairman of Team Vitality, a French gaming organization, spent seven months embedded in his League of Legends team’s gaming house in Berlin. He was startled by what he saw.
“It was a madhouse,” Devide said, describing an atmosphere with an utter lack of boundaries between personal and professional life. “It can become a toxic environment very quick.”
Devide said Team Vitality planned to move its players into separate apartments later this year. Acknowledging the pioneering example of Rfrsh, he said he was formalizing plans to open a training center for his organization in Paris and hire a performance director, in the mold of Hvidt, to devise a program grounded in traditional sports ideas.
Teams now understand that championships are won and lost in the details. When Origen was assembling its squad last year, Hvidt asked potential signees to complete a personality test with hundreds of questions to make sure it was building an emotionally compatible group.
In December, the players convened for a preseason camp with one catch: no computers. Instead, the players spent several days completing trust exercises and discussing their dreams with Lars Robl, a sports psychologist who spent two decades in the Danish special forces — “the real Counter Strike,” he joked — and whose other clients include the Danish soccer club F.C. Midtjylland.
Robl’s job now is to help the gamers see themselves as elite athletes, just like the soccer players.
“They have the same DNA,” Robl said. “They’re just not aware of it yet.”
A version of this article appears in print on , on Page B7 of the New York edition with the headline: Gaming’s New Lifestyle: Less Pizza, More Yoga. Order Reprints | Today’s Paper | Subscribe
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6 months before the Purulia Arms Drop I participated in an Ananda Marga debate about whether terrorism could ever be justified. Ananda Marga was a pacific revolutionary organization that denounced both the materialistic philosophies of capitalism as well as communism. The focus of the ideology was primary yoga and meditation but there was a lot of emphasis on social justice and activism as well. My friends in Ananda Marga were fans of the libertarian socialist ideas behind the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the Spanish revolution of the 30’s and most especially the Zapatista revolution in Mexico which was still occurring at the time of this debate. Nobody in the debate could really defend terrorism. We evaded the idea of terrorism and focused on the justification of using force against the state by violent revolution. However, the other side said our idea of revolution was not terrorism because it is a declared political and revolutionary military movement which does not target civilians like terrorist attacks. We were ideological rebels, but nobody was aggressive enough to really talk about terrorist attacks. I led our team in the debate and we could argue that the capitalist system is more terrorist than any terrorist organization, but when the opposing team asked me specifically if that gives us justification to use violent force against the system which would include attacking innocent civilians, we could not argue this position. We could not even pretend to and we clearly lost the debate. The leader of the other group was a Vietnam war veteran who was very well spoken and even though it was all a structured formality, his sincere non-violence stance made us somehow feel that we were in the wrong and did not want to be a part of the debate.
There were many brilliant people in Ananda Marga, especially in India and Anandamurti’s organization became the enemy of the state, both the national capitalist state as well as the local state of Bengal, which was governed by communists. Anandamurti infiltrated the state by creating an army of civil servant yogis who follow a strict definiton of morality, Yama and Niyama. Anandamurti worked for the Indian railways and many of his disciples worked in various levels of government. Having these leaders apply yogic principles in society would help establish a new order of non corruption. Spiritual people who perform their duties with honesty and noble character will be loved and trusted by others. These highly respected ethical leaders would be the vanguard of a new society and collective spiritual awakening. It was very clear that this is the type of spiritual revolution that Anandamurti wanted. He was not non-violent like Gandhi and thought that sometimes force is needed in a revolution, but his efforts were clearly focused on spiritual and social revolution. The organization he created was revolutionary and instead of battalions of soldiers he created battalions of social service workers who teach the ancient principles and practices of tantra yoga.
In the early days Indira Gandhi’s (Nehru's daughter) regime wanted to incorporate Ananda Marga into the Indian state. When Anandamurti refused then the trouble started. This assault on Ananda Marga only helped the movement to expand beyond India. When I visited India just a few months after the debate, I went there in full confidence that I was in the company of peaceful rebels persecuted by the state but I never once thought that Ananda Marga would end up in the middle of an arms deal and a failed revolution which got me thrown into jail and an Indian Supreme Court trial for charges of terrorism.
After returning from India and being declared innocent in their Supreme Court I stayed at an Ananda Marga community in Missouri. Some black, unmarked helicopters began to appear periodically during the meditation retreat. I recalled the debate 6 months earlier and could hardly believe the absurd situation of the present. I saw the leader of the opposing debate team, the Vietnam Veteran, and he was frantic about the helicopters. He said they were sent by “them.” I thought he meant the CIA or the government, but he started speaking about reptilian beings. This person who read Chomsky and had very enlightened and clear political views now seemed to be under the sway of Alex Jones. Most people thought that we were being harassed by the government because of what had just happened in India. They wanted to make us nervous, that we were being watched. Their strategy was obviously working. A few years later Ananda Marga was placed on the FBI’s top ten terrorist organization list. We were simply dumbfounded. A.M. was up there with the IRA and Al-Quaeda and Hamas, but what had A.M. ever really done as far as terrorist activity? Sure, they got in some scrapes in India when they tried to defend themselves from the government who violently attacked them but they were the ones who always got massacred and never massacred anybody else.
Anandamurti was a very mysterious person. He was first put under surveillance by Nehru before the Independence from the British Empire, while Nehru was leader of the Congress Party. Nehru liked the letters that the 17 year old student had sent to Congress and they were read aloud. People wanted to know who this youth was. He eventually initiated some revolutionary leaders in congress into tantric practice. By the time of the 70’s A.M. was infiltrated by the CIA. I know people who saw Anandamurti perform many “miracles” in front of many people in A.M. Many of these miracles involved healing but it was also known that Anandamurti knew all sorts of things. When my Vietnam veteran friend was planning on going to India he was very nervous because he was a secret chain smoker and he was afraid of getting a scolding from the guru. He had heard rumors that Anandamurti knew everything about his disciples and that he even scolded them for things far in their past of which nobody else knew. When he arrived he entered Anandamurti’s room with great apprehension. Anandamurti stared sternly at him and then smiled saying “smoking is just a bad habit, not a crime.”
I know so many people with so many similar encounters with Anandamurti. I even saw that some of the elder disciples also had some mystical knowledge and healing powers. There is no doubt that Big Brother knew about the mysterious powers of this great yogi. I truly believe that A.M. was infiltrated and disintegrated not because they were a terrorist organization but because they never wanted the world to know of the great man behind the great and humane revolutionary ideas that they were so frightened of.
As a liberal arts student that had just graduated the university, I went to an Ananda Marga ashram to do doctoral studies on tantra yoga when the arms drop occurred. Far from being an mere academic experience, I was becoming deeply immersed in the very high spiritual vibration at Ananda Nagar. It was clear that much spiritual work had been done in this environment. I felt that my meditation was 5 times as strong there! By just closing the eyes, one enters into deep, effortless meditation in such an environment. Despite all that has happened with Ananda Marga, those experiences always help me remember that the philosophy and spiritual practices of Ananda Marga have a very pure origin.
The Arms Drop Movie Trailer
After a nice meditation one morning I hear there was an arms drop in a nearby village and then the military arrived. The arms drop was a typical botched-up Ananda Marga operation and the arms fell in the wrong place and it was reported to the local police and military. They discovered it just in time. The simple locals live like people from thousands of years ago. They discovered these unknown objects which had very nice boxes and canvas bags. At the time they were making cob houses and were just about to throw some sturdy hand grenades into the cob mixture.
I contemplate my memories of Ananda Nagar the weeks before this incident and remember how there was a humurous, supposedly ex-Marine with a USMC bull dog tatoo giving fitness training to illiterate tribal boys who were employed by Ananda Marga. At the time I really believed that Viirendra, the ex-Marine, was helping train official guards to protect the election boxes of the Indian state for the upcoming elections. It sounded rather odd that the Bengali government would trust its foe Ananda Marga with such a duty, but I didn't criticize this inconsistency at the time because I was so distracted by the humorous environment of the "fitness training." Virendra finally got to be in charge as a drill sargent. He had some sensitive yogi qualities but was really a jar-head at heart.
The trainees underwent rifle training one day with a b.b. gun. All 30 of them took turns with the one and only b.b. gun. It was just like the one I got on my 8th birthday. An old guard of the V.S.S. (the elite guard of Ananda Marga) took pride in being the leading official and decided to instruct the trainees himself. He instructed one boy to point the gun at a nun, who like us, was peering over the fence and snickering at these antics. "Okay, you hit the target, now point the gun at the nun, right between her eyes," the guard said. The nun was laughing and screaming at the same time saying "no, no" while we were roaring with laughter at these Gomer Pyle antics. Viirendra grabbed the gun, invoking the archetypal drill sergeant from Full Metal Jacket and screamed, "I'm gonna shove that gun up your ass, soldier." That sweet nun and the Indian boy fortunately couldn't understand these words. It was all too comic and absurd to accept as reality. This is ample proof that Ananda Marga is not essentially a terrorist organization. The system tried to impose it on them with infiltrators like Viirendra, but militant radicalism really wasn't in the nature of the majority of the monks and nuns.
Viirendra disappeared the day before the arms drop and we simple observers were sent to jail. A few years after that I hear that there is a pentagonal meditation room in the Asheville, N.C., in an Ananda Marga community where Viirendra has settled. That is ironic because in my experience, people in Ananda Marga, especially in the U.S., put special spiritual significance in architecture, especially architecture for meditation rooms. Hexagons and hexagrams are more of their style, not pentagons. They chose the design and didn't purchase the building as such.
Prior to this home, he lived in a recluse ranch in Colorado where a proud monk named Krsnananda would visit him. Krishnananda told me himself that Viirendra had to report to the people in the black helicopters that came to see him at his hidden ranch. Krishnananda also told me that his brother, who is also a monk, was in the airplane when the arms were dropped. As a cresciendo I also get news that Ananda Marga made it on the top 10 terrorist list of the FBI around the year 2000. This understanding turned my whole Ananda Marga experience upside down and inside out. All the while that I was lost in deep meditation at Ananda Nagar and beginning my studies at the research institute, these miscreants were planning an international conspiracy with the CIA against Ananda Marga.
The producer of the documentary cites another author that considers it is likely that Kim Peter, or Nirvananda, was aided and protected by the CIA. The producer leaves the question open for scrutiny. Some people in Ananda Marga were informants to the CIA and the senior members of the organization knew of this. Kim Peter worked in North America with a gang of Ananda Marga monks. He is still seen as a Robin Hood type of figure. In the beginning, they only smuggled electronics into India to raise money for orphanages and schools. However, they later moved on to greater ventures. Many members of this underground mafia extended into immoral and dangerous international mafia connections. Some were caught and forced to be informers to the FBI and the CIA. I knew who some of these people were and I think they were used as tools to help frame Ananda Marga as a terrorist organization. After the Purulia arms drop Ananda Marga was placed on the FBI’s top 10 global terrorist groups list for several years. Now, they are practically non-existent in North America.
The Cultural Gatekeepers
When I studied the psychoanalytical theories of Freud and Lacan I was left with the impression that they were entering psychological dimensions that were not just subtle in their understanding of inner, psychological life but also delving into the sophisticated dynamics of how the social world, the symbolic, linguistic forms of meaning enter into, qualify and condition individual psychology at very deep levels. This was especially true with Lacan. By psychoanalytically unravelling neurosis one discovers the whole chain of mental conditioning between the inner, psychological order and the outer, symbolic order, of all of the clashes and conflicts between the two. Lacan’s sophisticated theories of how social symbols and models condition individual psychology are a map to the nexus of how what is outside becomes a part of what is inside.
This seemed like exclusive knowledge. I was in my last year of undergraduate studies and had never even heard of Lacan until I enrolled in this graduate course. To this day, I hardly ever meet psychologists who know of Lacan, except for in the French speaking world. I was left with the impression that this knowledge could be very useful for Big Brother. If we can unravel neurosis with psychoanalytical understanding of the symbolic, linguistic order of of social meanings, could one also learn how to induce neurosis into the symbolic order? Who else besides psychologists might be interested in such a sophisticated analysis of how people get programmed, consciously and unconsciously, by the symbols of meaning in our cultural world? I was inspired to write the following account when I came across this article the other day:
After the Arms Drop I was immediately thrown in jail with a few other people but soon released under house arrest. I wasn't allowed to go anywhere, but just to stay within Ananda Nagar and continue to enjoy deep meditation. The public scene around Ananda Marga after the arms drop was all very fun, especially when I was used as a public speaker to defend Ananda Marga in front of the press. It was all a game to me until I realized I didn’t know what was really going on and was unknowingly lying to the BBC and India Times when the Ananda Marga Central press secretary sent me to give interviews. Several months went by before I recognized the faces in the newspapers as those of Ananda Marga monks who had been visiting the ashram with our arrested companion, Devashish., that was later thoroughly questioned by the CBI. They were planning the arms drop at this time. The infamous Kim Peter Davies was an Ananda Marga acharya, Nirvananda. All the while I was helping Ananda Marga to blame their old foe, the communist party of Bengal, of falsely defaming Ananda Marga like they did so many times in the past.
When the CBI interviewed Devashish. they kept him in the interrogation room for hours and had his best agents interrogate him. Obviously I was nervous. Later, knowing that he had to give the rest of us some kind of reason why Ananda Marga is being framed as a terrorist organization and why we are under house arrest, he decided to give us a story.
He was sincere. I never thought he lied about anything because they were very humiliating confessions. He told us all about the underground Ananda Marga mafia and how they operated. Most of it seemed pretty innocent compared to most mafias. In the early days they were simply smuggling electronic equipment into India to sell on the black market. The money was funding schools and orphanages in India and Africa. Nirvanananda was the most successful in these schemes. Anandamurti prohibited these activities but many people still participated in them because it was very easy and few considered it immoral. I realized that I had even participated in this unknowingly by agreeing to carry a video camera into India for a monk who would later sell it to an Indian contact. If immigration were to ask me what happened to my camera, I was to say that it was stolen and that was the end of the case.
However, I did expect that there were a ton of things that Devashish. wasn’t telling us. He confessed that he had been to federal prison twice for his activities with Ananda Marga mafia. He had worked in various counterfeit operations with the great Ananda Marga mafia giant and pimp, Karunananda. He only confessed to counterfeiting and credit card scams.
I suspected that he had been compromised by somebody, by the FBI, or some agency. He told me that the FBI came to his house during the 84 Olympics in Los Angeles and spoke to him the whole day about how Ananda Marga are terrorists. He argued the contrary but the FBI agent had all kinds of inside knowledge of Ananda Marga and cited conversations of Anandamurti that were given only in closed circles. The FBI agent argued that followers of Ananda Marga believe Anandamurti is “Taraka Brahma.” They had subtle arguments about how this is a belief system and not some official doctrine, as the agent wanted to argue. This was my first piece to the puzzle of how Ananda Marga got infiltrated, was thoroughly studied, and later disintegrated.
We were under house arrest during this time and so I could begin to see how the criminals of Ananda Marga had been utilized by Big Brother to step up their criminal activities to the next level. The very same people behind the smugglers got involved in an international arms deal that was monitored and controlled by M.I. 5 agents from England.
I began to recall Lacan and think of all of the complexities and dissonance that this whole Ananda Marga experience was creating. Ananda Marga was a very complex world view, an alternative and revolutionary society in all of its aspects, and Big Brother was afraid of them for this. I contemplated the Ananda Marga from the texts and the immediate Ananda Marga culture of which I was immersed in while being under house arrest in their “Mecca” of Ananda Nagar. Now I am seeing that there are so many other voices that could try to define what Ananda Marga is in contrast to the official doctrines and the norms of the movement. The mafia activities were a great contradiciton to the ideology, for example. And now I had to consider that there are now really intelligent and powerful people who are trying to impose and define what Ananda Marga is all about and that they are only interested in its destruction and dissolution.
I couldn’t get to far into such conversations with Devashish. He had already said enough. I did have some intellectual conversations with him about parallel subjects and we discussed the ideas of Lacan. He was very familiar with these ideas, much, much more than I was and told me about Derridas and Foucault as well. He seemed like the perfect, diabolical CIA agent that I imagined in the university, somebody that could analyze alternative movements and study their complexities and understand how to manipulate and control cultural and social symbols by very subtle means. I began to ask so many questions.
I think we need to hunt down Devashish. and have a conversation with him. Devashish made a joke with me just after our court case and the deportation to the U.S. He said, “Have you seen Nirvananda’s new face yet?, he looks great with the plastic surgery.” I asked him: “Have I ever seen Nirvananda?” He just laughed and walked away.
Dogma, Dissonance, And Dissent
While I was a student at The University of Texas at Austin, there was a story passing through the psychology department of how a group of drunken fraternity boys pushed a piano through a window that fell 10 floors and killed 2 people in the street below. All of these bone-heads got together and decided they were not responsible. They collectively blamed the victims. "Why were those stupid people walking the streets at 3 am?" they argued.
We marveled at this phenomenon of "cognitive dissonance." Cognitive dissonance is a mental state that occurs when there is a major contradiction in the habitual thought structures of the ego. The ego seeks consistency with its thoughts and projections so that there is a centered and consistent self-concept. A powerful event that is different and contradicts the projections of its habitual reality creates a state of dissonance and inner tension in the mind. Instead of being only superficial and frivolous boys, they are now guilty of killing innocent people. They thought they were good people, perhaps the best, and now they are seen as criminals. To neutralize this cognitive dissonance, this state of tension induced by a great contradiction and confusion to the ego's reality, one has to invent excuses that serve the confused ego and create an acceptable story so that one can continue thinking in the same way as before so that one's projections about oneself and one's “reality” are not contradicted and interrupted. The defensive and guilty psyche must avoid at all costs this painful state of cognitive dissonance. We are all cognitive misers and always look for easy excuses and pretexts rather than the complex truth. If you can not find an excuse, then you live in torment. In the case of frat boys, they can not bear the social censure and personal guilt and simply pass the blame on some "other". This is, of course, much easier when each individual has the rest of the "team" supporting him.
These superficial socialites with the Greek letters were often conformist nationalistic and patriotic types that become model citizens and leaders in capitalist society. Very few individuals on our planet are given the privileges and liberties of these fraternity boys. Although this is an extreme example of selfishness and a complex and contradictory self-serving bias, the irresponsibility and selfishness of these students really reflect the mentality and biases of materialistic, capitalist society in general. Western capitalist countries have committed mass genocide all over the world and have interfered in the natural evolution of so many cultures and still continue to subjugate and exploit them. Within those imperialist societies there is also so much exploitation, inequality, and injustice. The frat boys tried to blame their victims to justify their own irresponsibility. Similarly, the the entire collective mentality of a society can be manipulated by the media spin-doctors, priests and politicians to become bigoted or racist and blame social problems on the poor, the blacks, latinos, or some other people in another country. And if we are about to invade another country for their natural resources we can generate a nationalistic and xenophobic sentiment to justify ourselves and thereby placate our cognitive dissonance.
Under the shadow of materialism, we live more separated and isolated and care mostly about our own selfish well-being, or perhaps only our near and dear ones. The dominant stream of materialistic culture fosters desires that are based mostly in material comfort, and so often tend towards excess. Few think about the consequences of such a life-style; the environmental degradation, economic exploitation of other people on the planet, and widespread degeneration of the human soul trapped in this materialistic, deterministic cage that so much of our world has become. Not many people are concerned about economically motivated wars motivated by our military-industrial complex that undermine democracy by sabotaging the economies and governments of weaker nations. Such destructive acts against humanity create psycho-social illnesses. Our entire society has become mentally ill as we have distorted our most fundamental human values by accepting militant nationalism, multinational corporate domination, and lies like Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Irak. We are constantly forced (at least if we are honest) to see how our society so often goes against democracy and humanism, while at the same time we try and maintain the idea that we are the most humane and democratic.
Most of us are just like repressed frat boys on the inside. We ignore the reality of our immediate community, society and our planet and prefer to watch TV and buy strange things to fill our spiritual and existential emptiness. Nobody will criticize me if everyone is living in the same way, each in our own island. It can not be bad if everyone else is part of the scheme, if some narcissistic and selfishly biased ideals give one an opiate to filter anything that may create the cognitive dissonance when one realizes that all of this makes one really unhappy. One can buy something new to fill an inner void, seek some adventure to divert the ego when it is bored and empty. Or when Conscience begins to tell you that your world is destructive one may continue trying to raise the flag a little higher than one's cognitive dissonance. Our selfishness, conformity, laziness and ignorance enables individuals and society to continue their impunity and irresponsibility while we remain existentially dazed and psychologically divided.
Our mundane and selfish mentality will not take responsibility for the damage that it is creating all around the world. Most people trapped in materialism do not care so much about what happens to people in other places, as long as they continue to live in material comfort. Their biased ideological distortions and selfishness hide the ugly truth that our imbalanced socio-economic system must steal the natural resources and brutally exploit the labor of others in far away lands, and even create wars to do so. This predatory lifestyle is responsible for so much destruction and suffering for the rest of the planet and its people. Under globalist capitalism, the first world is the parasite of the third.
Personally, I have received great benefits from being born in the first world: a good family, education and a safe environment in which to live. However, things change when one peers out of the false security bubble of a world that is really only sustained by perpetual violence, exploitation, and political subterfuge. One begins to look outside of the box to find true human culture and spirituality. With humane culture, art, literature and meditation one develops a natural, spiritual and universal consciousness. It is natural that one's socio-spiritual awareness expands and one begins to see and understand the terrible things that the politicians, bankers and corporations are doing to the world. So that a few can live in wretched excess, the masses of humanity have to live in misery. And for what end? The modern materialistic society of the U.S. and europe is so full of mental pathologies that people often end up suffering more than the oppressed and exploited in the third world. Often I see more light in the eyes of the indigenous who live under tin roofs in the mountains than in the people of modern suburbs where I grew up. Though poor and forgotten, at least those people still have a piece of land and have not been forced into overcrowded urban slums to be devoured by the capitalist matrix. There are still people who are truly of this earth.
However, this situation is an absurd instability that can not last. The people whose profession is to lie and create war and destruction are in a deep part of their psyche actually well aware of the weaknesses in their networks of lies. No matter how sick and distorted their minds have become there is always a live witness that sees through their game of lies. They are not dumb beasts, but degenerate intellectuals ridden with extreme cognitive dissonance. There remains some portion of an inner awareness that makes them uneasy and restless within as they continue to trap themselves in exponentially greater lies without.
Whether we are speaking of the corruption and exploitation in our government, religion, or social group, the dynamics of power and mental manipulation within these distinct structures share a common psychological ground. We enter this world weak and ignorant and we require much struggle and effort to overcome these debilities, whether they be physical, mental, or spiritual weaknesses. Some people are more strong while others are weak, some are more sharp and others are dull. The strong lead or control the weak. Such is the law of nature at all levels: physical, mental, and spiritual. The only problem with this law is how we define "strength" and "weakness" and how people are treated in accordance with those definitions. When leaders become too empowered and selfish, they begin to exploit their followers economically, socially, and ideologically. Eventually their dogmas, prejudices, policies become completely corrupt and go against the common good. Then begins the process of manipulation that trick us into believing and following something we should not. And finally tyranny and repression toward all who resist their hypocrisy and impunity. This cycle causes untold harm to individuals and just as certainly as it brings death to empires. This is essentially the same pattern for all types of social manipulation and spin-doctoring whether we are speaking of the exploitation of the ignorant and weak by the shrewd and strong in the religious, economic, cultural, racial or class structures.
When rational and moral human beings are forced to believe in something irrational and immoral, we become existentially confused and psychologically fragmented. We are overcome by cognitive dissonance. We can never develop a clear picture of reality because the cognitive models we acquire about ourselves and our worlds are so often very contradictory. From the yogic point of view, the Aham or feeling of “I am” can never reconcile itself with the Mahat, the pure feeling of “I exist” which is eternal and pure and unconditioned by the external world. The “I-am” or ego is midway between the inner and outer worlds and so is in part socially conditioned. It is not really separated from the Mahat within, only limited definitions of the ego make it appear as such. Without progressive spiritual culture we are stuck in an imposed and warped definition of the “I am” that doesn’t permit us to see the true “I” within.
The victims of cognitive dissonance imposed by the priests or the politicians are always ready, in their confusion and dissonance, to accept some story that makes sense. Weak and separated from inner truth, we are all too ready to believe in some explanation. The trembling masses accept the stories prefabricated for them that only further sustain the mental exploitation and control over them. This is the perfect state of control over a social body: we fear them, yet we simultaneously seek their approval and protection. With such a fear complex imposed by institutions it is no wonder that few people ever find a way out of this web of maya, or cosmic delusion created by errant human minds.
Dogmatic ideology would have that or mental development remain in the lower rungs of the Aham or ego, far away from the self-reliant and vastly intelligent qualities of the Mahat or true "I" within. This is a natural human duality that dogmatic ideology tries to exploit by keeping us enslaved to matter and the market, to class and color, or perhaps within some church with some savior. We become neurotic individually and collectively as a result. Some people may not be strong enough to protest and take a stand. This is unfortunate because the exploiters and perpetrators usually continue in their downward fall into even more gross and perverse actions which require even more cover-ups. Such is the self-condemning path of the lie; one has to keep lying to cover up previous lies until eventually one is trapped in an inescapable quagmire of psychotic non-reality.
I recently wrote about an example of injustice in a spiritual society not just because I am taking a stand within that one particular society to resist injustice, but also because the psychological dynamics of this example are just so universal when we examine the dynamics of brain-washing. Abuse of power leading to crimes, then the conspiracy to cover up, then the blaming of the victims; these are the steps on the path of the lie for all that tell it, be it the state, a church, or some other expression of human society. The result is further and further degeneration with this web of lies and mental illness until we reach absolute disintegration or revolution.
If we combat these universal thought distortions of power and manipulation and understand how they work, then we will have taken at least a chunk out of the monstrous structures of power that we humans create and carry in our mind-body system, in our DNA. Only by finding discernment, the perfect balance of universal love and reason, will we be able to remedy our frailty and lack of true faith in our inherent power of reason and love. This fault has permitted us to accept the lies and manipulations of others. The infinite Consciousness is beyond name and form, freely available to all. It lies with our own "I-feeling" or Mahat. These warped beliefs were created in our weak egos by spiritual scheisters; they fermented there because we couldn't see an alternative, we couldn't conceive of something higher, or the belief gave a false sense of security. It is only in this confused mental space that the powers that be can impose their dogmas. Our pinnacled reason and moral responsibility must dissolve these false mental structures that only serve to make us all ill. As such we may begin to purify the collective consciousness of humanity.
To reflect and resound these lies back to them is the duty of all who love liberty and seek a better and more balanced world. Leaders play the game of psychological terror, as well as actual, aggressive terror. Should we not find a more subtle and intelligent way to return this package? Should we not rise above their petty little ideologies and feelings with the highest universal humanism and spiritual strength to reflect their hell back upon them? Make the mind a laser that penetrates through this darkness to send this mass of foul lies back to the perpetrators. This refined interior tantric light will protect you personally and help repel their attacks on our collective human society. We must tap our reserve forces in the deepest part of the mind to defend against this degeneration and impunity. Neurosis and psychosis is the natural result of most people who do not renounce the path of lies and destruction. Let them destroy themselves rather than others. The stronger you are as a universal human being, the more their own distortions fall back upon them. There is some good that torments this fragmented and sick state of existence. Their weakness is in the same point as their cognitive dissonance and false consciousness. What does the shrewd capitalist know of the greater forces in the universe, these brutes who exploit and kill for finite matter, poor ideology and petty ego? Perhaps some will change, but most eventually be devoured by their own psychopathology because of such internal distortion. They are cunning, but a deeper moral intelligence connects us to true power and knowledge in the universe. They do not know the power of Tao, of dharma, the universal moral order of the universe. A mind without spiritual awareness is like a ship lost at sea, full of holes, and sinks slowly.
The leaders and also their followers also carry the burden of truth through the lie. Those who accept the popular lies also pay the price in the end. Although most are not aware that they are ultimately working towards truth, even through their own degeneration. The materialistic and narcissistic example of existence with all its psychopathology has given proof to the world of its non-sustainability and its inevitable madness. This giant collapsing on itself is teaching many lessons to the world of how not to live. Do people still perceive the subtle, yet inviolable law of compensation? The collective “karma” of a society affects all of its members. The universe holds all individuals accountable, those who lives in conformity, pays taxes, and pledge allegiance to such a monster. Here I recall a stoic philosopher who roamed about in broad daylight with a lantern saying he was looking for honest men.
For the past 6 years our spiritual community has been in a constant state of alert. Here in this part of Mexico the narcos control the government. Their paramilitary operations are but extensions of the political machinery of the Narco State. Each political party has a preferred cartel. Sometimes the narcos fight against the military when there are changes in politics and one competing cartel is favored over another through dirty mafia politics. At other times the military protects their heinous activities that extend far beyond drug trafficking with kidnappings, land-grabbing, serving as guns for hire as corporate hit-men, and human organ harvesting. They do the dirty work of counter-revolution that the state cannot take credit for, yet owes its continued existence to. Around here it is common to see these invasive neighbors riding around with AK47s in broad daylight. They force people to sell their land, which ends up being owned by local politicians to be sold to corporations for mining or gas exploitation. People who call the military authorities to denounce them end up dead.
Besides maintaining the internal spiritual integrity within our own eco-village and spiritual family, the next most essential element for surviving this holocaust is organizing activities with the local community. So many people here have been incorporated into the illicit activities of the narcos. Almost all of the men of the local village are employed by them as lookout scouts. Many were thieves and alcoholics to begin with and the now easily available drugs like crack and meth have made them even more degenerate and insane. However, there are still several good families that are resisting this terrible situation. We try and connect with as many of them as possible. Here we meditate with Huicholes, Catholics, Buddhists, and Yogis. These friends each consider us one of them, and vice-versa. This level of respect is only possible because of the dynamic created by our interaction. If true unitive and spiritual synergy is being generated then it is something greater than all of our ideas as it unites our various and potentially divisive ideas. Maybe our spiritual interaction will someday be as natural and pure as our project of creating a vegetable garden for the community. Everybody loves vegetables, or is that too a dogma?
I began to admire a group of local fundamentalist Christians. Their community is still strong and their revivals reveal a lot of enthusiasm. While everyone else is breaking down and falling into despair, this community remains strong. These communities tend to be a bit exclusive; if you don’t strictly agree with their doctrines, then they usually try to persuade you. I have always avoided such societies because the all too common lingo of “you must accept Jesus as your personal savior” is always an aggressive blow to true understanding and kinship. I know other sincere Christians, and they have never tried any of that tricky business on me. They always accepted me as one of their own, but in spirit instead of forced confession.
Due to the strength of their dogma and exclusiveness, we have not been able to connect with these neighbors very closely until now. Perhaps this crisis is helping us to break down barriers of belief and prejudice that are rooted in our fears and insecurities as separated, suffering beings that don’t understand our place in this creation? Like everybody else on this planet, they seek a safe refuge from chaos and despair. Their recent prayers here with us were mostly positive and for the well-being of others. To focus on that positive aspect of their spiritual practice will hopefully divert their attention from their tendencies to try to control and manipulate others. Call It Jesus or Buddha without the correct spirit and you only get a clown show full of lies and scandals. However, some people call It Jesus or Buddha and help other people truly understand the living spirit behind the teachings. Advaita or non-dualism goes beyond all names and forms and proclaims that the name of the spirit is only heard in silence and cannot be repeated or revealed except through the quietude of mystical vision. What is simply Is. There is ultimately no point in trying to convince anybody of anything. Religion is eternally envious of Oneness. Why preach what is Self-evident? Trying to convince others is to admit separateness and is usually a power move for the ego. Compassion is all that is needed to create community, and it is the essential expression that burgeons out of the state of oneness with the Infinite.
There is very little moral order left in human society at this end of this capitalist era. The planet is being ravaged and is being coerced out of balance by human activity. The social order is descending into chaotic, brutal anarchy. The shrewd and powerful just do what they want and make laws to justify and implement their policies based on their exclusive interests. Corporations and governments become organized crime institutions under the hegemony of the global capitalist system. Multi-national corporations, federal reserve banks and their military industrial complex continue killing and/or controlling us all. Under the holocaust of globalization, the survivors are being forced to live off of the blood and sweat of others. Without great lies and psychological tricks of self-deception, very few people now live in good conscience. The first world is the parasite of the third world and the globalist legislation is but a low argument for parasitism. What is nature’s response to our civilizations downward slide? Will we be shrugged off of the planet by the protective forces of nature? If all is already brutal anarchy and the world only continues to slide into greater darkness and destruction, then why not consider a higher form of anarchy?
Advaita is pure anarchy, spiritual anarchy. Not even the best ideas control the mind under this philosophy, much less governments or institutions. The idea of Oneness of spirit in all beings, an “Oversoul” behind all particular minds, reveals the greatest inner freedom and bliss. At the same time this vision inspires a sacred duty toward ethical action in harmony with this common spirit. Instead of promoting and projecting an immature and selfish bourgeois freedom, one’s conscience demands truth in all aspects of existence. Without the torch of conscience, lies and delusion distort one’s freedom and make mundane, dualistic existence a cage for the soul. Congruence with one’s deepest conscience and holding to it under all circumstances is the greatest defense against dualistic, separate thinking and all of its manifestations in our human world. Spiritual anarchy, the spontaneous, natural, and intuitive order and organization stemming from a state of social and existential chaos, has its roots in a profound respect for other beings that transcends name and form. Spirituality must be a truly unitive force instead of a divisive one. If it is true, then there are good fruits for all. If untrue, then it poisons the minds of individuals and creates disunity in the world. A newer, more conscious form of humanism may begin to evolve as Shakti, the divine force of nature, molds us into a higher form of being. Whatever doesn’t evolve toward this practical ideal of Advaita, of essential oneness with the Infinite, is ultimately crushed under the wheels of the gods as divine mother nature (Shakti) reclaims all of these errant expressions through her destructive and regenerative forces.
Dogmatism and religion have little to do with dharma, which is the “essential” purpose of a human being. They are static containers of dead ideas, like garbage bins. Dharma is an ideological flow of evolution through thought and action and really takes you somewhere and causes a stir of movement deep in the soul. Dharma refers to the state of spiritual freedom whereby one is only capable of following nature’s laws and a spiritual way of life. If one lives more by the laws of spirit than by customs, then religion, politics, and social conventions are mostly lies and weak prompts for desperate or blind mentalities that haven’t found their place here on earth. Existential and social alienation create a state of spiritual ignorance which make one vulnerable to the many snares of dualistic thinking.
Our lack of mindful awareness makes space for a whole host of foolish ideologies. Egoism is for infants. Materialism is for brutes and Barbies. Racism and imperialism are for Neanderthals. Nationalism is but a reunion of Cro-mags. Religion mostly just keeps people from having to face hard truths themselves, and thereby take a leap of faith by sheepishly following the established ideas of others. Spiritual anarchists like Thoreau, Aurobindu and Tolstoy could not be contained within the confines of social convention and corrupt substitutes for dharma. Instead, they sought a higher union with both Nature and society and offered something new and bold for humanity. In this day and age it is hard to have faith in “systems” that don’t sprout up from a natural order based on local necessity. Spiritual visionaries have always and will always respond to the needs of their local human and natural environments and offer a new vision for the world inspired by the genius of eternal dharma. These practical examples show how some great truths are implemented through the most practical and humane expressions.
excerpt from: Light And Dark Tantra
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According to yoga and other schools of classical Indian philosophy there are 4 main states of consciousness: wakefulness, dream, sleep, and turiiya- total union with the Atman. Wakefulness is where the sensory-intellectual mind is entertained by perceptions of the physical and social world as well as our abstract thoughts about these realms. The dream state is mostly a recycling of these perceptions and memories; most impressions are discarded through jumbled dream scenarios whereas some dreams may actually be attempting to reveal aspects of one’s inner life beyond the sensory-intellectual mind. The sleeping state of consciousness is where the sensory-intellectual mind and even its activities of dream are suspended. Most people have no awareness of what happens in this state of consciousness, rather it is experienced as a state of unconsciousness. This is because most people have no practical, living awareness of any reality beyond the sensory-intellectual mind with the names and forms of the things we experience in the mundane world. It is only when meditative contemplation is highly developed and one has a notion of an inner I-Witness (Atman) that it is possible to know if there are subtle states of consciousness within deep sleep. This calm state of pure observation continues to witness the apparently dormant mind throughout the night while one is sleeping. And finally there is turiiya, where the mind is in union with the Atman, the I-Witness. Mind is a “relative, functional, ever-changing entity,” while the Atman is immortal, unchanging consciousness. It is due to the reflection of the Atman upon the mind that one is able to witness all states of consciousness related to the mind-body system- wakefulness, dream, and sleep. Turiiya doesn’t depend on any state of mind or body and is not a product of the nervous or endocrine systems. Turiiya is the Supreme Subjectivity of the Atman that gazes down upon the states of objective mental awareness.
The Atman is eternally Self-existent. All things depend on It for their recognition, but Atman depends on no thing. Atman sees and makes things known yet still exists when nothing is “seen.” One doesn’t discern the existence of the Atman in a practical manner in states of wakeful, sensory-intellectual awareness nor in the dream state. How does one know if this I-Witness really exists? It is through the sincere contemplation of these 4 states of awareness that one discerns the Witness that sees them clearly. Meditation makes the mind just as calm as if one were in a state of deep sleep, yet one is “awake” and acutely conscious. Developed meditators have been known to enter in Delta and Theta states of EEG, which peope usually only enter into when asleep. This deep and relaxed “awakeness” may continue all through the day and night. When I go to sleep there is the sound of Om and when I lose consciousness I enter a womb of sound and color and feel a soothing feeling around the pineal gland. When I awaken I recall that there was a Witness all through the night. Even if I awake in hell (which has happened recently), I can’t deny that this blissful entity has accompanied me all through the night. I only forget this when I begin to think too much and believe that the world really is “out there” somewhere instead of a subjective spiritual creation that my every thought, feeling, and action participates with. Such self-created worlds can easily become hells if we lose sight of the base of mental existence in the Witness. The Atman knows not of these problems or worries and if the mind directs itself toward the inner bliss of the Atman then the mind too will begin to let go of its worries and become more like its essence, still and calm. Mind is a certain mental wave-length and frequency. Atman is an infinite wave-length, a vibration without vibration that takes all created vibrations back into Its silence and wholeness. Om is the interplay between the vibration of mind and the silence of infinity. Om is the sound of silence. It is both here and there. It takes one into silence but also fills the noisy, unharmonized mind with its sweet tone that rises upward beyond the created universe.
One begins to see the world as represented through one’s mind as an objective mental creation, a well-designed narrative that interacts with the entire universe. Individual life becomes part of the universal story of humanity. One’s existential feeling is no longer exclusively in the body or even in one’s ideas about oneself. Identity extends into all things, places, and entities. Another entity seems to be living within one; not an outside invader but an inner guide and companion whose only purpose is to make you whole, to see behind the myriad facades of the mind to discern the truth above. It is not to say that one gives up on external life in the world of mind, but one begins to see this show as something a little less lonesome and sorrowful than the life of the separate ego trapped in its own little mental confines while awake, dreaming, and sleeping. The ever graceful and loving presence of the I-Witness gives one true confidence and identity and makes it more difficult to get lost in the labyrinths of mind.
The Atman is omni-telepathic consciousness because the Atman is the Supreme Subjectivity behind the entire universe as well as the I-Witness to the human mind. If we look deeply into the origins of our "I" in tranquility, we can see that the individual "I" is essentially the same as the universal "I", or the Supreme Subjectivity. All souls are one. Only the placid heart and tranquil mind grasps this mysticism. By being aware that you are "seen" by this I-Witness, the entire mind may be gazed upon from this sublime stance.
Yogis are aware of the Atman in all states of not just waking consciousness but also during the states of dream and deep sleep. I can't say I am always conscious while sleeping, but I am certain that a yogi snoring is really laughing with eternal joy. Sleep is seen so perfectly and clearly, sleep awakes into conscious sleep. Snoring is bliss absorbed and you giggle and laugh, but the laughing is really snoring. Expecting laughter and a snore escapes; and so you laugh even louder, and thus snore louder.
A yogis sleep is an eternal play of snoring and inner, joyful laughter. Om is the eternal hum behind snoring and laughter and all that vibrates with cosmic joy. OM produces all sound and absorbs all silence. Awake and you still hear the eternal hum through the hummingbirds. Good day, Good Night
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Семье непрекасаемых изгоев Мишиных и их сателлитам не должно сойти с рук покушение на жизнь брахмана, оскорбление и клевета на Риши Митрадэвананду. Пока это отребье дышит, семья Риши, все кто поддерживает нас, не важно по каким мотивам, и сам Митрадэванада будут носить хотя бы одну красную контактную линзу. Делайте фото и видео для соц сетей. Эти худорожденные должны знать, что за сиддха йога поднимется достаточно людей и деревенщины пожалеют о своем появлении на свет. Ждем талантливых экстрасенсов, способных точно предсказать дату прекращения синтеза белка основных деревенщин, как описывается в Нити шастрах:
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DE LA PAIX ET DE LA TRANQUILLITÉ DU MENTAL
1.- Les hommes intelligents qui ont vu l’âme fixent
dessus leur regard et parcourent le monde comme des
personnes à l'âme grande et élevée.
2.- Ils ne s'affligent de rien, ne souhaitent rien ni de
demandent rien de bon ou de mauvais. Ils font leur travail
comme s'ils ne faisaient rien.
3.- Ceux qui ont confiance en eux demeurent paisibles
tout en jouant leurs rôles avec une calme sérénité et n’ont
d’intérêt ni pour ce qui est leur nocif ni pour ce qui leur
4.- Venir ou non, aller ou non, faire ou ne pas faire,
parler ou ne pas parler leur est également indifférent.
5.- Toutes les actions et toutes les visions qui peuvent
paraître plaisantes ou déplaisantes cessent tout à fait de
nous affecter après en être arrivé à connaître Brahman.
6.- Lorsque le mental se débarrasse de ses désirs, il
ressent un calme doux associé à une félicité comme s’ils
descendaient de la sphère céleste de la lune pour venir
tout autour de lui.
7.- En étant sans pensée pour les affaires du monde et
indifférent à toutes ses excitations, l'âme se remplit d'une
félicité qui ressemble aux eaux ambrosiaques de la lune.
8.- Celui qui cesse de jouer son rôle magique et qui cesse
de suivre ses penchants et ses fredaines enfantines brille
dans sa lumière spirituelle.
9.- Tels sont les pouvoirs obtenus de la connaissance
spirituelle, et par nul autre moyen.
10.- Aussi l'homme doit-il essayer pendant la vie de
rechercher, de connaître et d'adorer le Paramatman au
moyen de ses pouvoirs de raisonnement.
11.- C'est la concordance de sa propre conviction avec les
préceptes des Shastras et de son guru, jointe à sa
méditation constante, qui peut lui donner une vision
complète du Paramatman.
12.- Les fous qui méprisent le Shastra et ses instructions
et qui ne tiennent pas compte des conseils des grands
hommes sont exposés aux difficultés et aux dangers d'où
ils ne peuvent avoir aucune délivrance.
13.- Il n'y a aucune maladie ni aucun poison, ni aucun
trouble ni aucune affliction aussi pénible sur cette terre
que l'ignorance que l'on nourrit en soi.
14.- Ceux dont les intellects (buddhi) sont un peu purifiés
trouveront que cette œuvre est d'une plus grande
efficacité pour faire disparaître leur ignorance que tout
15.- Ce Shastra, avec ses beaux exemples, ses leçons
plaisantes, et son absence de dissonance, doit être étudié
avec diligence par tout être qui est un ami des bonnes
paroles et de leurs significations.
16.- Le manque de dignité, les difficultés inextricables, la
bassesse et la dégénérescence sont tous les produits de
l'ignorance, comme les épines sont les produits
du Ketaki épineux.
17.- Il est bien mieux, Rama, de rôder en mendiant un pot
à la main près des demeures des vils Chandalas que de
mener une vie assombrie par l'ignorance.
18.- Plutôt vivre dans de sombres cachots lugubres ou
dans de tristes puits secs et dans le creux d'arbres, ou
demeurer comme des vers aveugles solitaires, que de
peiner sous les misères de l'ignorance.
19.- L'homme qui reçoit la lumière qui conduit à sa
libération ne tombera jamais dans l'obscurité de l'erreur
ou dans les ténèbres de la mort.
20.- Aussi longtemps que le givre gelé de la pénurie
continuera à contracter le lotus de l'humanité, la claire
lumière de la raison ne brillera pas sur le mental comme
21.- On doit connaître la véritable nature de l'atman à la
fois de son guru et de l'évidence des Shastras, comme
aussi d'amis comme nous-mêmes, dans l'intérêt de notre
libération de la misère du monde.
22.- Ô Rama, essaie d'imiter ceux qui sont libérés dans
leur vie, qui sont libres d'errer comme les dieux Hari,
Hara et autres, et comme les saints sages parmi les
23.- Ici-bas nos misères sont aussi infinies que les atomes
et notre bonheur aussi petit qu'une goutte d'eau sur une
tige de paille; aussi ne fixe pas ta vue sur ce petit bonheur
qui est environné par la misère.
24.- Mais que l'homme intelligent s'applique avec
diligence à atteindre cet état de bonheur infini qui est
libre de souffrance et qui constitue son achèvement le
25.- Ils sont reconnus comme les meilleurs des hommes
et dignes de perfection ceux dont le mental est libre de la
fièvre (des soucis matériels) et attaché à l'état
26.- Ces mortels à l'esprit vil qui sont satisfaits de leurs
plaisirs, en mangeant et en buvant, et des plaisirs de leurs
possessions matérielles, sont estimés comme des
grenouilles complètement aveugles.
27.- Tous ceux qui s'attachent à la compagnie
d'imposteurs et d'hommes mauvais, comme ceux qui
s'adonnent à la pratique d'actes mauvais et qui sont des
ennemis sous l'habit de l'amitié et qui s'adonnent à la
28.- Des fous de la sorte, au mental dans l'erreur et
stupide, tombent dans la plus dure des tribulations, dans
la misère des misères, dans l'horreur des horreurs et dans
l'enfer des enfers.
29.- Le bonheur et le malheur se détruisent et se
succèdent l'un l'autre tour à tour, et ils sont aussi
éphémères que des éclairs. Aussi est-il impossible d'être
heureux pour toujours.
30.- Ces grands hommes qui sont indifférents et qui
jugent bien, comme toi-même, sont connus comme les
plus honorables des hommes et dignes à la fois des
plaisirs temporels et de la libération spirituelle.
31.- En ayant confiance dans le raisonnement correct,
joint à l'habitude d'absence de passions, l'homme peut
passer par-dessus les torrents sombres et dangereux de ce
32.- Aucun homme de raison ne se permettrait de dormir
au milieu des illusions du monde, connaissant bien la
propriété nocive qu’elles ont à aliéner l'entendement.
33.- Celui qui demeure négligent dans son attachement
aux biens de ce monde ressemble à un homme qui dort
négligemment sur un lit d'herbe alors que sa maison est
34.- De ce à quoi l'on est parvenu, il n'y a pas de retour,
et de ce que l'on a obtenu il n'y a pas à avoir de peine; on
ne peut indubitablement atteindre cet état que par la
connaissance divine; et c'est une vérité certaine.
35.- S'il n'y avait pas un état futur de la sorte, il n'y aurait
pourtant aucun mal à y croire; mais si un tel état existe
bien, y croire vous sauvera de l'océan de ce monde.
36.- Quand un homme est porté à penser aux moyens de
son salut, il est sur d'avoir bientôt droit à sa libération.
37.- L'état de tranquillité sans décadence, sans égarement
et sans peur ne peut être obtenu nulle part dans les trois
mondes sans notre union (avec le Paramatman).
38.- Ayant obtenu le meilleur des profits, nul n'est
assujetti à la peine dont aucune richesse, aucun ami ou
aucune relation ne peut sauver qui que ce soit.
39.- Ni les actions de nos mains et de nos pieds dans nos
offrandes et notre pèlerinage en des terres lointaines, ni
les peines corporelles de l'ascétisme, ni notre refuge en
un lieu saint ne peuvent servir notre salut.
40.- Ce n'est qu'au moyen de nos meilleurs efforts et de la
fixation de notre mental sur un objet, ainsi que par la
soumission de nos désirs que l'on peut atteindre l'état
41.- C'est de même au moyen de la discrimination, du
raisonnement et de l'établissement de la vérité que
l'homme évite les pièges de la misère et atteint son
42.- Celui qui s'asseoit tranquillement sur son siège et
médite en lui-même atteint l'état de félicité qui est libre
de peine et de future naissance.
43.- Tous les hommes saints sont connus pour être au-
delà des limites des frêles plaisirs; leur quiétude extrême
est considérée comme la béatitude ultime.
44.- Ils ont abandonné toutes pensées à la fois d'humanité
et de cieux, qui sont dépourvues de véritable félicité
comme le mirage est dépourvu d'eau.
45.- Aussi doit-on penser à maîtriser son mental et à
avoir recours à la paix et au contentement comme
moyens ; ceux-ci, joints à une égalité d'esprit illimitée,
produisent le vrai bonheur.
46.- Cela ne peut pas être obtenu en restant assis, ni en
montant ou en descendant (ici et là); ni en errant, ni en se
prosternant. Les Rakshasas, les démons et les hommes
ignorants ne peuvent l'obtenir.
47.- Cette félicité ultime naît de et peut s'obtenir de la
paix du mental : c'est le fruit de la fleur de paix du grand
arbre de la raison.
48.- Ceux qui sont engagés dans le monde mais qui ne s'y
mêlent pas, comme le soleil qui illumine tout, sont
connus pour être les meilleurs des hommes.
49.- Le mental qui est paisible et au repos, clair et libre
d'erreurs et sans aucune esquisse de désir, ni ne renonce
au monde ni ne le désire.
50.- Ecoute-moi te parler des gardiens de la porte du
salut. Lorsque l'on s'est assuré de l'un d'entre eux, on peut
avoir son entrée.
51.- La soif du plaisir est un état de maladie prolongée, et
ce monde est rempli de mirage. Ce n'est que l'égalité
d'esprit qui peut adoucir cette sécheresse comme les
rayons humidifiants de la lune.
52.- C'est le calme qui conduit à tout bien et qui est
reconnu comme le meilleur état d'être. Le calme est
félicité, il est paix et il prévient de l'erreur.
53.- L'homme qui vit en étant content, avec une
tranquillité et une limpidité calme de l'âme, le mental
plein de stoïcisme, se fait des amis de ses ennemis.
54.- Ceux dont le mental est orné de la lumière lunaire du
quiétisme, ressent un courant de rayons de pureté qui
montent en eux comme les vagues blanches de l'océan de
55.- Ces hommes saints qui ont la fleur, semblable au
lotus, du quiétisme qui pousse dans le réceptacle en
forme de lotus de leur cœur, sont dits avoir un cœur
secondaire, comme les deux péricarpes du dieu Hari.
56.- Ceux dont le visage sans tâche brille comme la lune
du lustre de la quiétude doivent être honorés comme
lumières de leurs familles et ravisseurs des sens des
autres par la beauté charmante de leur allure.
57.- Il n'y a rien en tout ce qui est beau dans les trois
mondes et sous la forme de prospérité et de grandeur
impériales qui puisse offrir un bonheur égal à celui du
58.- Quelles que soient la misère, l'angoisse ou la
difficulté intolérable, elles se perdent dans le mental
tranquille comme l'obscurité se perd dans le soleil.
59.- Aucun être vivant n'a le mental aussi enchanté par
les rayons de lune que celui de l'homme paisible du fait
de la joie qu'il ressent en son cœur.
60.- L'homme vertueux, qui est calme et tranquille, et qui
est bienveillant envers tous les êtres vivants, ressent la
douce influence des vérités les plus hautes qui
apparaissent d'elles-mêmes en son mental.
61.- Comme tous les enfants, bons ou mauvais, ont une
foi absolue en leur mère, de même ici tous les êtres ont
confiance en l'homme d'égale disposition.
62.- Ni un courant d'air ambrosiaque rafraîchissant ni la
douce étreinte de la prospérité ne donne une telle
satisfaction à l'âme que la satisfaction intérieure du
63.- Que tu sois affligé par les maladies ou par les
désastres, ou que tu sois tiré par la corde de l’attachement
à l’argent, fais face, Rama, par la sérénité de ton mental.
64.- Tout ce que tu fais ou tout ce que tu manges avec le
calme tranquille de ton mental, tout cela est bien plus
doux à l'âme que tout ce qu'il y a de doux à goûter.
65.- Le mental qui est vaincu par la saveur ambrosiaque
du quiétisme et qui cesse d'agir peut avoir le corps lacéré,
mais il sera vite rempli.
66.- Ni les diablotins ni les lutins, les démons ou les
ennemis, ni les tigres ni les serpents n'embêtent jamais
57.- Celui dont le mental et le corps sont bien
sauvegardés par l'armure invulnérable de la douceur ne
pourra jamais être transpercé par les flèches de
l'adversité; mais il demeurera pareil à la pierre de
tonnerre impénétrable aux flèches.
68.- Le roi assis dans son palais n'est pas aussi gracieux à
voir que le tranquille homme paisible embelli par sa
sérénité et la clarté de son entendement.
69.- Nul n'est aussi enchanté à la vue d'une chose plus
chère que sa vie que par la satisfaction qu'il ressent à la
vue d'un homme content et paisible.
70.- Celui qui vit une vie sainte avec une conduite douce
et paisible est dit être vraiment vivant dans ce monde, et
71.- L'homme au mental sobre, doux et honnête, plaît à
tout le monde par tout ce qu'il fait, et captive pour ainsi
dire tous les êtres.
72.- Il est appelé doux celui qui ne ressent ni plaisir ni
peine à la vue, au toucher, à l'écoute ou au goût de quoi
que ce soit de bon ou de mauvais.
73.- Celui qui est indifférent à tous les objets et qui
n'abandonne ni ne désire quoi que ce soit mais qui garde
sous soumission ses sens et ses appétits est appelé un
74.- Quiconque connaît toutes choses à la fois
intérieurement aussi bien qu'extérieurement avec une
bonne compréhension, qui s’occupe de et veille à ses
propres affaires, est vraiment dit être un saint.
75.- Celui dont le mental est aussi calme que les rayons
de la lune, à la fois à l'approche d'une fête ou d'un combat
et même au moment de la mort, est dit être un saint.
76.- Celui qui, bien que présent en un endroit, ne se
réjouit ni ne murmure de quoi que ce soit mais demeure
comme s'il en était absent, et qui se conduit de manière
aussi calme que s'il était profondément endormi, un tel
être est appelé un saint.
77.- Celui dont le regard complaisant projette un gracieux
rayonnement de nectar tout autour de lui est dit être un
78.- Celui qui ressent en lui un doux calme et qui n'est ni
perturbé par ni plongé dans quelque état de la vie que ce
soit et qui, quoique profane, n'a pas l'esprit matérialiste,
un tel homme est appelé un saint.
79.- Celui qui n’amène pas à son mental les tribulations
de cette vie, aussi longues et aussi importantes soient-
elles, et qui ne pense pas que cette base (le corps) est lui-
même, est connu pour être un saint.
80.- L'homme du monde qui a le mental clair comme le
firmament et non souillé est dit être un saint.
81.- La quiétude sereine brille parmi les sages et les
ascètes, parmi les prêtres et les princes, et parmi les
puissants et les savants.
82.- Les hommes grands et méritoires dont le mental est
attaché au quiétisme ressentent un repos qui s'élève en
leur âme comme les rayons rafraîchissants de la lune.
83.- Le quiétisme est la limite extrême de la réunion des
vertus, et la plus belle décoration de la virilité; il brille,
resplendissant dans tous les dangers et dans toutes les
84.- Suis maintenant, Rama, pour ta perfection dans la
manière dont les hommes à l'esprit élevé ont atteint leur
état parfait, en t'en tenant fermement au quiétisme
comme vertu impérissable, préservée par celui qui est
respectable, et qui ne sera jamais ni perdue ni volée par
#rama #vasistha #yoga #sagesse
A woman along with Paul had no parking space, so there was a problem.
She said ‘I include it’ and then, there was space available for parking.
The place for parking is because of the determination ‘I am everything’.
The common man’s devotion is that of wanting A.B.C and so forth, it’s like bargaining, they pay no attention to the eternal.
The #Hatha Yogis in the process of the Hatha #Yoga acquire Siddhis (powers), so they are an attraction for the masses
but they stagnate there and there is no eternal realization.
Whatever your mind revels in, therein you fall in a pit.
The python’s breath reaches very far, many animals are attracted towards it.
Similarly the #Kundalini is aroused and people fall prey to it.
A man was going to Banaras, on the way in a village, there was a rich widow.
He got married to her and had family, he never reached Banaras.
Whatever the mind revels in, therein is the pit.
You never try to transcend the mind and have an attempt at eternity.
Therefore, you should have sharp discrimination; the aboriginals have knowledge about the python,
they carry a sickle with them and when caught by the python they cut him out and escape.
So have discrimination to escape allurements.
Yogis who have #Siddhis (powers) do not use them for a livelihood.
Intellectual attraction too is like that?
The knowledge of the Self is of no use when collected from others.PDF BOOK
Study, understand and realize Self-knowledge on your own.
When one gets fully imbibed in knowledge ‘I am’, then knowledge sprouts in him.
Although I look like you, I am not like you. A person sleeping in the world of attributes,
dreams because of the ‘I amness’, and accepts the dream body.
Similarly you take this body to be real in this world.
I am in the state of attributes because of the command of my Guru.
Many so-called sages talk about incarnations but I am in The Absolute state,
whatever needs are there, I command the beingness to incarnate and take care;
I am not affected by the world. In the world that I see, whatever happens is not happening to that principle,
‘Parabrahman’, only to the body, something might happen.
That principle continues to be and has withstood dissolutions of universes.
One in a million will listen, understand and abide by the advice of the Guru, that ‘you are everything’,
he accepts with conviction and becomes the words of the Guru.
In most cases, the beingness assumes that it is a body that has taken shape,
so one believes that he is born and will die.
When there is no death and no birth, one can never be born and die.
The identification with the body is so strong, like the hold of the serpent, that it is not easy to do away with it.
But we are the eternal principle and not what we appear to be, the one who knows the seed of this world,
realizes that it is an illusion, sits quietly and doesn’t blow a trumpet about it.
In this world, if you start investigating everything, it would be mind boggling.
Once having understood that it is all Maya, one becomes speechless.
#wisdom #advaita #Selfrealization #nisargadatta #unborn #mind #pdf
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#Ложьнтв #гражданскаявойнарф #гостерроризм #ввх #yoga
Как не быть самозванцем в террористическом ГУЛАГе.
1) надо перевести свои документы на русский язык, терминами, понятными быдло-чиновникам. Все, кто это сделал совершили тантрическое падение.
2) придётся слить со всеми потрохами место и время своего обучения, в некоторых случаях раскрыть методики, слить и Учителя, что по йогическим правилам неприемлемо, как и любое взаимодействие с живыми трупами и врагами брахманов, упорствующими в своих заблуждениях. Тем более сообщать сведения о сиддхах йоги самой закрытой традиции сателлитам тирана и узурпатора. Все, кто вместо выезда из такого гос-ва прошли данный порядок и официально светятся как йоги, на деле ярмарочные акробаты и предатели брахманов.
3) просто так идти и смысла нет. Идут к членовникам за каким-то профитом. Например, чтобы получить положительный пиар в гос СМИ, получить землю под строительство, получить возможность преподавать в образовательных учреждениях, получить возможность претендовать на государственные гранты и прочие виды поддержки, получить возможность представлять террористический ГУЛАГ на международном уровне, получить возможность участия в общественных комиссиях, получить возможность иметь гос награды и тд.
4, 5, 6) и так далее - всё что связано со словом Получить.
ИЗ ПЕРЕЧИСЛЕННОГО, МИТРАДЭВАНАНДЕ НЕ НУЖНО НИ-ЧЕ-ГО.
Митрадэвананда никогда не собирался связывать свою жизнь со стремительно деградирующей эрэфией по многим причинам. Большинство из них вы без труда прочитаете в Нити шастрах (автор Чанакья пандит)
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#репрессиирф #сталингулаг #гостеррор #вата #гражданскаявойнарф #yoga #dharma
Около года мы будем держать несколько благоустроенных свободных квартир в ЕС для желающих присоединиться к нам.
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The buddha-nature is described as the unity of experience (or appearance) and emptiness
or the unity of awareness and emptiness.
What does this mean?
Right now, visual forms, sounds and smells and so on are all present in our experience.The fact of experience eliminates the extreme of nothingness,
If buddha nature were nonexistent, then there could be no such experiences taking place.
But if we say buddha nature does exist, then what is it that experiences?
Can you pinpoint it? You can't because it's empty of all identity, right?
Thus there is no confining these two : perceiving and being empty.
While perceiving, buddha nature is empty of a perceiver;
while being empty, there is still experience.
Search for the perceiver; there is no "thing" to find.
There is no barrier between the two.
If it were one or the other, there should either be
a concrete perceiver who always remains, or an absolute void.
Instead, at the same time vivid perception takes place, that which perceives is totally empty.
This is called the unity of experience and emptiness, or the unity of awareness and emptiness.
while the fact that it is empty eliminates the extreme of concrete existence.
Don't we agree that there is experience?
This basis for experience is the cognizant quality.
Can these two aspects--empty in essence and cognizant by nature-be separated?
If not, that means they are a unity.
This unity is what we should recognize when recognizing our buddha nature.
To see this fact is what Garab Dorje meant when he said, "Recognize your own nature."
Tulku Urgyen cites the traditional analogy of space to illustrate the buddha-nature.
Buddha nature is said to resemble space.As Tulku Urgyen explains,
Can we say that space exists?
Can we say that it doesn't?
We cannot, because space itself does not comply with any such ideas.
Concepts made about space are merely concepts.
Space, in itself, is beyond any ideas we can hold about it.
Buddha nature is like this. If you say that space exists, can you define it as a concrete existent entity?
But to say there is no space is incorrect, because space is
what accommodates everything-the world and beings.
And if we think space is that which is beyond being and not being, that is not really space,
it is just our concept of it.
In contrast to the previous eight yanas, in dzokchen the "view" is not a conceptually held belief of any kind.
It is rather the view in the specific sense of the direct experience of the buddha-nature.
"The special quality of Dzogchen is the view that is totally free from any ideas whatsoever.#buddha #awakening #mind #god #dzogchen #atiyoga #yoga
This view is called the view of fruition, meaning it is utterly devoid of any conceptual formulations."
Back From The Dead
My friend Dharma once told me of how a yogi neurologist discovered some new psychoactive medication and started doing laboratory experiments on his friends. They had a team of doctors as well as yogis and psychics who could supposedly see the kundalini rising, which this doctor believed was facilitated by this new drug. He told me that most people cried and felt bliss and saw how their lives were now more complete. The psychic said they had their kundalini awakened just to the second chakra. Their trips lasted only briefly. When it came time for my friend’s dose, he immediately saw everything go dark. He entered deep inside of himself and said that he saw all of his complexes and was terrified. He wanted to see more because he knew it was all true but it startled him. He remained unconscious for half an hour. Nobody else had become unconscious. The psychic said that his kundalini was awakened into the heart chakra, much higher than with the others who only felt a little bliss with a superficial awakening. I understood how my friend was a little more prepared than the rest for a deep vision.
He was a little older than my father. He had passed through some really tough lessons in his life in the 60’s and suffered many losses afterward. He was from the Bay Area and said his friend G. was the first hippie to ever exist. It was 1964 and this man grew his hair out and started a gardening company called “Flower Power” with a volkswagon van. Everybody though he was crazy because there was yet no social reference for this strange form. A few years later, it was the trend. Well, we all know the 60’s had quite an impact on people. He told me the whole story of how the hippie movement went from innocent expression to sheer degeneration in just a few short years. He pulled himself back together and left the 60’s some time in the 80’s, returned to his yoga and meditation and lead quite an exemplary life. He was so compassionate and could not stand to see people suffer, especially people who were falling into the same traps that he fell into. He reminded me of “The Catcher in the Rye.”
Sometimes, I saw him as a father figure when he expressed his lived wisdom. I realized that people like him were spiritual soldiers who had stormed hell, learned some valuable lessons, and then returned to tell the rest of us how NOT to make those very same mistakes. Other times I saw him as a big brother but sometimes he treated me as the big brother. He reminded me of my childhood friendships.
He and I were the non-monastic residents in the community. We used to pull the engines out of the cars that the monks destroyed and replace them with new ones. I wasn’t a mechanic but I somehow understood these things. Some crazy monk would overheat an engine and we would replace it in a few days. A week later, another crazy monk somehow destroyed the new motor. In the end, all we could do was laugh.
I was still very young and only remained in the community for a few years. The community had passed through a great trauma. One of the leaders tried to murder a nun with cobra venom. He created division in people’s mind and successfully created a parallel and rather perverse movement. My friend was very close to the “CobraKiller” and suffered this fragmentation of the community. CobraKiller left our community but my friend remained with the new director. I was once listening to the CobraKiller telling him over the phone about how bad the new director of the community was. He was inventing all sorts of political divisions and trying to get people on his side. CobraKiller had stolen 60 thousand dollars from our community when he left. It was so clear that this man was deluded and was projecting all of his own criminality on to everybody else. It was soon after this that he tried to murder his unrequited love with cobra venom. To this day, he still influences people as the grand-daddy spiritual leader, even they know he is an attempted murderer. My friend’s mind was very disturbed by this dissolution of his spiritual family. We discussed how Shamitananda was totally out of line as a monastic and also mentally imbalanced. We agreed but Dharma was still very attached to Shamitananda. At that time he had only pursued the nun like a psychopath, before catching up with her in India where he gave her the mango lassi drink laced with cobra venom. He told me he was afraid he would start drinking again. He didn’t return to alcohol, but he had chronic back pain and became addicted to some powerful narcotic pain medication. This was so painful for me to see but there was nothing I could do as I hardly ever saw him any longer because I moved away.
Years later he hung himself. I remembered how we once went camping and I was amazed to see that he was a little shaken up by being in the mountains for several days. As if he were a small child, he wanted to sleep with me in my tent. That is how I felt him after he died. I felt him so close to me. He became a part of me. I began to live his sorrows as well as his joy. As time went on there was only joy but I knew there was still something that I must see.
I had just turned 40 and was deciding if it was time to leave my body. The CobraKiller’s friends once tried to say I was a very special person with so many spiritual qualities. Later, after declaring I was not their poster-boy, they said I would die because of my intense kundalini experiences very soon, definitely before I was 40. I had just turned 40 and was laughing at this because I was thinking I would leave my body in bliss, not in some kind of illness created by a kundalini imbalance. I was living alone on a mountain in Chiapas and each day I meditated I saw my end getting closer and closer. There was no despair nor any desire to escape life. On the contrary, my life was just too full of eternity, too full of the eternal Om calling me home.
One day I stopped breathing for a very long time. I felt the kurma nadii in the Vishuddha, throat chakra become really tight. The kundalini could not go back down from there. My breath had stopped but I was perfectly calm and only thought that if I don’t breath, then I will soon leave my body but I felt such bliss that I did not care the least about this. I felt the tension in my neck grow more and more intense. It was impossible to breathe. All of the sudden I feel the presence of my friend and I experience his last moments in life when he hung himself. It was as if I had hung myself. I was aware of the irony- the tension in my neck, no breath and near death, a spiritual parallel to suicide. I was going to die in joy but my friend had died in despair. From that state of near death I could see what Dharma saw, the “bardos” or dimensions where souls travel after departing from this world. I recalled how my friend had seen life a little deeper than the rest and was actually a hero. I saw him as a soldier who was storming hell once again and that the knowledge he brought me was so very useful. I later began to see the other ones who had departed in a circle of light, just like people report in near death experiences, yet I was perfectly conscious and still in my meditation.
I felt these ancestors desire to continue living through me but I questioned how this was possible because I could see myself passing from this world. Then I saw them as rays of light forcing themselves back down, opening the Vishuddha chakra and entering my chest with the sound “ka”, the sound that controls the propensity of hope. Without a hopeful vision one cannot live well in this world, but in eternity even hope isn’t necessary as all is complete. In this state of “death” I received a new and optimistic vision for the future with some new activities that would bind me for a while. I began to breathe again and gradually came out of meditation. A friend’s baby crawled over to me and repeated the sound “ka.”
I returned to the ranch in the desert and became a quixotic narco slayer.
#mysticism #yoga #tantra
For example, students sitting for an exam are often in the grip of a stress response and this helps them to focus and giving their best performance. However, as we all know, prolonged stress is very bad for the body. While a little stress enables us to meet deadlines, longer exposure to it might induce a heart attack or other major health crisis.
Stress is both a physical and psychological response. When the physical and mental demands on our body are more than what it can cope with, the body starts to show the symptoms of stress. The usual characteristics of this kind of a reaction are fatigue, insomnia, developing an irritable disposition, constant and nagging worrying and in some cases, depression.
The reasons for stress are many. They can be brought on by both work and personal situations. It has been observed that the increasing demands on today’s workforce have actually led to a loss of productivity over the past decade or so.
The 1997 National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) noted that as compared to other industrialized countries, workers in America spend the most time at their place of work, which can lead to a host of family and job related conflicts.
Also, the threat of downsizing is everywhere; constantly worrying about job security has become a part of modern life. Work related stress impairs both work and family life.
On a more personal level, the loss of a loved one or a divorce can send people into depression. If you feel overwhelmed by the very task of leading your daily life, you are heading towards anxiety-induced disorders. Financial concerns related to your family, constantly worrying about your loved ones - all this leads to a very stressful life.
Stress is very harmful for our bodies. Some of the primary manifestations of this are fatigue and the impairment of our immune system. This makes us vulnerable to diseases like the flu and the common cold. This may be accompanied by insomnia and digestive disorders (like stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation).
People who usually suffer from stress are prone to an increase blood pressure and related problems. Long term and chronic stress is especially harmful for your heart. It can also contribute to the premature aging of your brain cells, leading to neurological damage.
There are supplements available that can help your body cope with a stressful state. Chief among them is Anxietol 7™, an all natural anti stress product from www.bodestore.com.
Anxietol 7 helps strengthen the body’s immune system and brings with it a healthy dose of anti-oxidants. It can be taken daily with a glass of water or juice. Always check with appropriate health professionals if you feel over come with stress. Adapt a multi-tiered approach of mediation, diet, supplements, counseling with professionals, and relaxing exercises like Yoga and Tai' chi and you can beat the threats of stress.
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Sûtra I. 2
Alors, (par l’anéantissement des fluctuations) le chercheur spirituel retrouve sa #nature originelle, #AtmanSûtra I. 4
Dans l’autre cas il y a identification aux fluctuations du mental (émises par le Continuum #Psychique).Sûtra I. 5
Douloureuses ou non douloureuses, les fluctuations du mental sont de cinq sortes.Sûtra I. 6
Le quintuple fonctionnement du mental utilise les données:
Sûtra I. 7
La Connaissance correcte trouve ses sources dans le témoignage, la déduction, l’intuition.Sûtra I. 8
Les conceptions fausses sont basées sur une perception inexacte de l’objet.Sûtra I. 9
Un mot évoquant une image mentale vide de toute substance appartient à l’imaginaire.Sûtra I. 10
Le sommeil profond est celui qui ne présente aucune modification (activité) du contenu mental.Sûtra I. 11
La mémoire est constituée par la conservation des empreintes laissées par les expériences vécues.Sûtra I. 12
Leur suppression (répulsions/désirs - empreintes résultant des fluctuations mentales mémorisées)Sûtra I. 13
se réalise par la pratique assidue du détachement.
La pratique assidue ayant pour objet le détachement, constitue l’effort nécessaire pour acquérir cet état.Sûtra I. 14
Cela (le détachement) n’est acquis que par une longue et fervente pratique ininterrompue.Sûtra I. 15
L’être qui connaît intimement 1 les champs d’actions, aussi bien ceux dont il a fait l’expérience que ceux >dont il a entendu parler, atteint le #détachement.**Sûtra I. 16
Cet état de « détachement » (de tout désir pour les gunas) permet d’accéder à Atman, la #conscience pure.
Yoga sutras (pdf) de Patanjali
Sûtra I. 68
L’identification du « Spectateur/Atman/Ce qui voit »,
avec ce qui est Vu (le visible, la matière) doit être évité.
#patanjali #yoga #sutras #mental #méditation #nirvana #mukti #siddhis
Drastadrishyayoh samyoga heyahetuh
- Drasti : Ce qui voit, le Spectateur,
- drishyayoh : ce qui est vu,
- samyogo : connexion, identification, confusion, conjonction,
- heyah : ce que l’on doit éviter,
- hetu : cause de.
More than just a problem of metabolism and food intake, recent studies show that stress and anxiety might be among the top reasons why people have a hard time losing weight. The human body actually responds to stressful situations by initiating a burst of energy; and by increasing metabolic rates and blood flow. The body also produces a substance called Cortisol, a natural steroid-like hormone that is also called the “stress hormone.” It is known as the“stress hormone” because large amounts of this substance are released whenever a person feels stressed out. It is an important hormone in the human body because it is used by the body for proper glucose metabolism, regulation of blood pressure, immune system function, and inflammatory response. However, high levels of cortisol may do more harm than good. When people becomes stressed, the adrenal glands produce more cortisol that release sugar in the blood which leads to additional weight gain. People who secrete higher levels of cortisol as a reaction to stress tend to eat more food that is high in carbohydrates, fats, salt, and sugar. This includes sweets and other processed foods that are less healthy and may lead to weight gain.
Many people tend to eat more food to suppress emotional stress and depression. They use snacks and food indulgence as escape routes to deal with pain or pressure that they experience. People who partake in these activities are termed as “emotional eaters.” The addictive qualities of food is probably the reason why people eat when they are stressed. For example, chocolate promotes the release of substantial amounts of opiates that improves mood and satisfaction.
One of the big reasons why there are more people who gaining unwanted weight or obese is because many are too stressed and too busy to prepare healthy meals at home. Because of this, they opt to eat food from the nearest fast food. Fast food meals contain many empty calories that are responsible for unwanted weight gain.
To keep stress levels under control, the body's relaxation response should be activated during stressful situations. The following methods have been proven to be very beneficial in relaxing the mind and the body:
· Keeping a journal or diary
· Listening to music
· Sex therapy
· Tai chi
Losing weight is not just about lifting weights and cutting down on fats and carbohydrates. Of course, exercise alone cannot guarantee that those extra pounds will be shed. But certainly, mental health is critical in any completing a weight loss program. Changing one's eating habits, engaging in physical activities, and having a positive mindset all play a complimentary role in losing weight. Maintaining a stress-free lifestyle and the practice of stress management techniques may lead to healthier, happier lives.
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108 Female Siddhas,
Dakinis, Yoginis and Tantric Adepts
( Siddha : "perfected one", "one who is accomplished", "Buddha", "Awakened" is a term that is used widely in Indian religions and culture.
It refers to perfected masters who have achieved a high degree of physical as well as spiritual perfection or enlightenment. In Jainism, the term is used to refer the liberated souls. Siddha may also refer to one who has attained a siddhi, paranormal capabilities.
Female #Siddhas of Chimphu (Tibet):
- Mandarava - the emanation of Vajra Varahi's Body
- Khandroma Yeshé Tsogyal - the emanation of Vajra Varahi's Speech
- Sakya Devi - the emanation of Vajra Varahi's Mind
- Kalasiddhi - the emanation of VajraVarahi's Quality
- Tashi Chidren - the emanation of Vajra Varahi's Activity
- Khandro Wongchang - emanation of Vajra Varahi's Essential Indefinable
- Mélong Za Rinchen Tso (Mistress of the Jewel-mirror Lake)
- Tshan-ma Za Dorje Tso (Mistress of the Hot Vajra Lake)
- Tshom-bu Za Pema Tso (Mistress of the Mandala)
- Tshé-nam Za Sang-gyé Tso (Life-sky Mistress of the Indestructible Lake)
- Shel-kar Za Dorje Tso (Crystal Mistress of the Thunderbolt Lake)
- Rü thog Za Thönrubma (Mistress of the Thunderbolt Clan)
- Shubu Za Sherpa-ma
- O-ché Za Kar (Mistress of Primordial Starlight)
- Yamdrok Za Chökyi Drölma (Liberated Mistress of the Turquoise Lake)
- ’Dzem-ma Za Lhamo (The Divine Blushing Mistress)
- ’Bar Za Lha-yang (Mistress of Blazing Melody)
- Cha-rog Za Changchubma (Compassionate Mistress of Ravens)
- Aro Za Druk-tsal Shedrakma (A-tasting Dragon radiance Mistress of the
- Drom Za Pema-sel (Lotus Light Mistress of the Drom Clan)
- Rong Za Siddhi (Mistress of Siddhis)
- Trum Za Shel ma (Mistress of crystal constellations)
- Khu Za Peltsun (Mistress of Glorious Wrath)
- Kharchen Zhonnu Drolma - a disciple of Yeshe Tsogyel
- Dewamo (Chonema) - Yeshe Tsogyel initiate
- Kumudara - taught the visualization practice of black Bhairava to Dam-pa-
- Dinakara - Vajrayogini and heruka practice - could evoke visualization
- Padmalocana / Jnanalocana - Maitripa's huntress-gurus acted in concert
- Gangadhara - Maitripa's spiritual companion
- Gangabhadri - one of 10 gurus who introduced Padampa Sangye to the nature
- Gelongma Palmo (Bhiksuni Laksmi) - late 10th or 11th c. introduced the
Njungne fasting ritual
- Sukhasiddhi (the brewer dakini)
- and Vrksaparni
- Nodjyinmo Changchubma - great Dzogchenma and Master to Parani
- Parani - prostitute: 6th holder of the dzogchen semde lineage
- Gomadevi - main transmission of mahayoga karmamudra
- Laksminkara - severed-headed vajrayogini; male disciple Virupa; [famous for] spontaneous songs
- Vajravati (Diamond-like Woman) – wrathful Red Tara practice
- **Srisukha **– tantric guru with hundreds of female yogini disciples
- Kambala – spontaneous feast songs of realization
- the yogini Ekavajra
- Mekhala -sisters Severed-headed Vajrayogini inner yoga
- Kanakhala -sisters Severed-headed Vajrayogini inner yoga
- Sahajayoginicinta – spontaneous jewellike yogini
- Dombi Herukini (Dombiyogini)
- the arrowsmith woman
- Bumcham Yum Chenmo – mother of Machig Labdron
- Tontso Rinchen Bum – Machig Labdron’s sister
- Machig Labdron (1055-1145) - founder of the Chod lineage in Tibet
- Drub Chungma (Laduma) – Machig Labdron’s daughter
- Achi Chokyi Drolma – (11th c.) grandmother of founder of the Drikung Lineage
- Shugseb Jetsunma – sister of one of the great Sakya lamas and incarnation of Vajrayogini
- Nangsa Obum (11c.) -a great yogini from the region of Tsang in Tibet
- the Sesame-pounding woman
- Niguma(10-11c.) - Shangpa lineage founder "Six yogas of Niguma"; Naropa’s sister or spiritual consort
- Dagmema - great Dzogchenma; wife of Marpa
- Machig Dropa Gyalmo (12th c.) - initiated the practice of the longevity Buddha Amitayus
- Machig Ongjo (12th c.)
- Rechungma - one of Milarepa's 8 foremost female disciples
- Darbum Chodron - disciple of Milarepa
- Sahle Aui - disciple of Milarepa
- Jomo Menmo Pema Tsokyi (1248-1283) - female gTértön called ‘The Lady Demoness’; incarnation of Yeshe Tsogyel's Speech
- Drenchen Rema Shegmo - middle of 14th c. stone-pelting yogini
- Jetsunma Mingyur Paldron - (1699-1769) - daughter of the gTértön Terdak Lingpa
- Khandro Losèl Drölma (1802 – 1861) - renowned dakini; sister of Do Khyentsé Yeshé Dorje
- Jomo Chhi-'mèd Pema - powerful yogini who could converse with the local Mountain Protectress in Tibet
- A-Yu Khadro, Dorje Paldron (1839 – 1953) Tibetan chodma and great yogini
- Pema Yangkyi - lifelong friend to A-Yu Khadro; Tibetan chodma and great yogini
- Khandro Shardröl Rinchen Wangmo (1863 – 1959)
- Jetsunma Shukseb - Ani Lochen (1865-1951) - master of Chod
- Jétsunma Khandro Yeshé Réma (Khyungchen Aro Lingma) (1886 – 1923)
- Jetsunma Thrinley Chodron – Dzogchenma; one of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's root lamas
- Gomchenma Pema 'O-Zér (1901 - unknown)
- A-shé Khandro (1911- unknown)
- A-yé Khandro (1918-1959)
- Khandro Rig’dzin Takmo – one of the Five Dakini Mothers of Aro Yeshé
- Khandro Tse-wang Gyurmed Pema – one of the Five Dakini Mothers of Aro Yeshé
- Khandro Ja'gyür 'ö-Zér Nyima – one of the Five Dakini Mothers of Aro Yeshé
- Khandro Chö-ying Nyima 'ö-Zér – one of the Five Dakini Mothers of Aro Yeshé
- Sera Khandro (Dewe Dorje) – early 20th c. gTértön
- Drikung Khandro – the Vajra Master of a group of 90 yoginis in Tibet
- Jomo Sam’phel - great yogini living in Yang-lé-shöd, Nepal
- Simo Dechen - contemporary gTértön; daughter of the great Dudjom Rinpoche
- Khandro Khachi Wangmo - contemporary gTértön
- Yage Kunsang Drolma - Rindzin Nuden Dorje nunnery
- Delog Dawa Drolma - Chagdud Rinpoche's mother - delog
- Khandro Urgyen Tsomo - incarnation of Yeshe Tsogyal renown as Great Dakini of Tsurphu
- T'rinley Wangmo – Chagdud Rinpoche’s sister
- Doljin Khandro Suren - Mongolian chodma
- Sangyum Kusho - Dudjom Sangyum
- Dagmola - Jamyang Sakya
- Jetsun Chonyi Dechen Tsomo - 4th incarnation of Samding Dorje Phagmo
- Jetsunma Tsewang Lhamo (unknown - 1995) - great dzogchenma
- Khandro Lhamo - Dilgo Khentsye’s sangyum
- Tsering Chodron Khandro - sangyum of Jamyang Chokyi Lodro
- Kunsang Dechen - sangyum of Tulku Urgyen
- Urgyen Chodron “Amala” - sangyum Abo Rinpoche
- Jetsunma Kusho Chimey Luding – Sakya lineage
- Tare Kandro (Tare Lhamo) – great gTértön and wisdom dakini
- Chagdud Khadro
- Khandro Déchen Tsédrüp Rolpa'i Yeshé
- Ngala A’dzom Nyida Khyungtsal Yeshe Jagyur Rinpoche
Recently a famous Tibetan monk was asked to name some female wisdom masters, and he could think of only two. Thanks to Jomo Sangchen Tsomo for compiling this list, originally posted at dakinitantra.org .#108 #Female #Siddhas, #Dakinis, #Yoginis and #Tantric #Adepts
and there :
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This mantra destroys obstacles in your life. One of the greatest Tibetan Mantras.
The great master Mipham Rinpoche condenses the significance of Vajrakilaya in the following words:
Suchness is the natural state of all phenomenaDESCRIPTION:
This is the great perfection free of duality.
Such nature is acknowledged through individual awareness,
Which is the absolute kila – wisdom of awareness.
Vajra as non-dual knowledge is indestructible,
And Kilaya as this the unchanging nature, free of decay.
This primordially all-pervading buddha nature
Resides as the absolute nature of all beings.
Through the skillful oral advice of the guru’s instructions
And through the yoga of realizing the natural ground of the intrinsic mind.
The manifestations of samsara and nirvana are brought under control,
Through piercing these phenomena with the kila of mindfulness.
Thus, the knowledge confidence that destroys samsara and nirvana,
Steals the life force of the confusion so difficult to tame.
It fills the space of bliss with bodhicitta,
And it perfects appearance and existence as the mandala of the magical net.
Ema! May all sentient beings practice this yoga of the kila: The supreme activity-deity of all buddhas,
With the supreme sons and wrathful ones.
Gaining power over the emptiness life of samsara and nirvana,
May they all achieve the level of the Great Glorious One, in this very life!
Vajrakilaya — is the yidam deity who embodies the illuminated activity of all the Buddhas and whose practice is renowned for being the most effective for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. He is one of the 8 deities of Kagye.
He is the deity of the magic thunder nail, the kila, a device of the sharp adamantine point of dharmakaya, a wisdom forged through the power of one-pointed concentration.
This ‘one-pointed’ focus is a concerted mindfulness on the unity and interdependence of all dharmas. This one-pointed focus is understood as ‘applying oneself fully’. He is a favored tantric archetypal deity embraced by the Nyingmapa.
The magnificent and wrathful manifestation of this empty yet apparent deity assists practitioners in clearing the obstructions to realization.
He is the essential meditational deity of the Nyingmapa tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism, and the practice undertaken and accomplished by the majority of its great realized masters.
A compassionate expression of the Buddha nature, Vajrakumara is the wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, arising to purify the source of all suffering, which is ignorance. Particularly known for its reversal of obstacles, this powerful ritual is performed to transform negativity, sickness, and obscurations, bringing about well-being and ultimate enlightenment.
Both the higher and lower activities are engaged in, first concentrating on recognizing the mandala of Vajrakumara by way of mantra recitation and visualization.
The lower activity then invokes the deity’s liberating energy in a very wrathful aspect in order to bring about the transformation of negativity for ourselves and the community at large.**
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Vajrakilaya (La Dague adamantine),
tibétain Dorjé Phurba
est un #yidam ou #déité du bouddhisme tantrique ou #Vajrayana,
central dans l'« école des anciens » #Nyingmapa du bouddhisme tibétain.
Vajrakilaya est un heruka c'est-à-dire une forme courroucée des déités dans les tantras supérieurs du Vajrayana. C'est, en fait, une forme très courroucée de Vajrasattva, le bodhisattva de la purification1,2,3.
Dans le bouddhisme tibétain, et surtout dans l'école Nyingmapa, certaines déités peuvent prendre des formes** très effrayantes (dites courroucées)**.
Ce caractère effrayant a toujours frappé de stupeur les voyageurs étrangers qui découvraient le Tibet, en particulier, les premiers jésuites.
En fait, la colère de ces déités est dirigée contre l'ego et toute forme d'égoïsme et de passions destructrices. Plus la déité est courroucée plus il est dit que la pratique sera efficace d'un point de vue spirituel. D'autre part son « courroux de Vajra » (c'est-à-dire sa colère motivée par la pure compassion altruiste) est une forme très puissante de protection pour le pratiquant : c'est contre ses ennemis, en particulier les forces démoniaques de l'ego avec son cortège d'émotions destructrices (haine, désir, jalousie, etc.) que sa très puissante colère est dirigée. Une déité courroucée est dite pouvoir trancher net les schémas émotionnels ou cognitifs qui emprisonnent le pratiquant et l'empêchent de se libérer de l'ego et de progresser sur le chemin spirituel.Vajrakilaya tient dans ses mains un phurba (en tibétain), kīla (en sanskrit), qui est une dague rituelle du bouddhisme tibétain. Sa forme la plus courante est celle d'un heruka à trois têtes, six bras et quatre jambes. Il est bleu foncé.
Philippe Cornu explique :
« Vajrakilaya personnifie l'activité de tous les bouddha destinée à dissiper les obstacles spirituels sur la voie de l'Éveil et à atteindre promptement les accomplissements ordinaires et suprêmes. »Selon la tradition, c'est #Padmasambhava lui-même qui transmit la pratique de Vajrakilaya au Tibet. Ceci est même prouvé par le seul texte historique attestant de la vie de Padmasambhava et qui a été trouvé par Paul Pelliot dans les Grottes de Mogao à Dunhuang et conservé aujourd'hui à Bibliothèque nationale de France. Ce texte du ixe siècle explique qu'un maître bouddhiste indien Padmasambhava vint au Tibet y enseigner le Dharma et la pratique de Vajrakilaya.
Depuis, Vajrakilaya est la pratique du yidam de l'école Nyingmapa. En raison de son aspect très courroucé, son image n'est pas souvent présentée au public (dans les temples tibétains, ses représentations sont souvent cachées sauf lors des pratiques le concernant) mais on peut en voir de très belles thangka dans les musées occidentaux en particulier au Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet à Paris.#buddhism #bouddhisme #heruka #vajrakilaya #yoga #mind #consciousness #life #awakening #nirvana #meditation #music #mantra #wisdom #medicine #psycho
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