A Dialogue with Peter Russell : Eckhart Tolle

Physicist and author Peter Russell joins Eckhart in a fascinating dialogue about the nature of consciousness.

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Tao II, The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality ~ Dr. Zhi Gang Sha

Millions of people are searching for secrets,wisdom, knowledge, and practical techniques to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move toward immortality. The way to accomplish all of these is to reach and meld with Tao.

This book, the successor to Tao I: The Way of All Life, reveals the highest secrets and most powerful practical techniques for the Tao journey, which includes one’s physical healing and rejuvenation journey and one’s entire spiritual journey. Its essence can be summarized in one sentence:

Jin Dan Da Tao Xiu Lian is the way to heal, rejuvenate, prolong life, and move in the direction of immortality.

Shou Yi Yan Jin Ye is the most important daily practice for reaching Tao. “Shou yi” means focus on the Jin Dan area below the navel. “Yan jin ye” means swallow Heaven’s sacred liquid and Mother Earth’s sacred liquid.

Tao II: The Way of Healing, Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality explains the significance of this highest secret and exactly how to do it. It gives you the sacred key for your whole life’s practice and shares two hundred and twenty sacred phrases that include not only profound sacred wisdom but also additional simple and practical techniques.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Reach fan lao huan tong, which is to transform old age to the health and purity of the baby state.

Prolong life.

The final goal is to reach immortality to be a better servant for humanity, Mother Earth, and all universes.


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I have the power to heal myself. You have the power to heal yourself. Together we have the power to heal the world. ~ Dr. and Master Sha

Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha is a soul leader, an extraordinary healer, and a divine servant. Trained as an MD in China and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine in China and Canada, he created Power Healing and Soul Mind Body Medicine (®) to combine the essence of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine with ancient energy and spiritual healing secrets from China.

The founder of the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment (™). Dr. Sha is a grandmaster of many ancient disciplines, including tai chi, qi gong, feng shui, and the I Ching. He was named Qigong Master of the Year at the Fifth World Congress on Qigong. An inspired guide in his Soul Power Series of best-selling books, TV programs, and other teachings and services, Dr. Sha says, “Heal and transform the soul first; then healing and transformation of every aspect of life will follow”(™). In 2006, Dr. Sha was granted the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Award for his humanitarian efforts.

The Metaphysical Intuition; Seeing God with Open Eyes – Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita ~ Swami Siddheswarananda, Andre van der Brink (Translator)

These last writings of Swami Siddheswarananda, the former head of the French Ramakrishna Order, are the culmination of a lifetime of spiritual search. In his teachings, the Swami sought to convey an experience of an intuition beyond logic, outside the play of opposites, through which we will be better able to understand the nature of reality. To elucidate his meanings and to make them broadly accessible, the Swami draws on the writings of others, including Meister Eckhart, Ramana Maharshi, Shankara, Hubert Benoit, Ramakrishna, and Vivekananda.


Swami Siddheswarananda (1897–1957) was a monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India and, until his death, the spiritual head of the Centre Védantique Ramakrishna in Gretz, France.

The author discusses the Principe of Vedanta using selected verses from Gita, and Mandukya Upanishad. The commentary is well thought of and frequently supported by the commentary of Shankaracharya and also by the verses from other Upanishads. The discussion is extensive; the English translation could have been better, but the translator has done a reasonable job of writing this book using the notes (in French) of Swami Siddheswarananda. This book may be summarized as follows:

Bhagavadgita IV.18: Action & Inaction. One of the basics of Vedanta is that Truth can be expressed through comparison and contradiction. It is clear from this verse that ceasing to act is still an action. It is important to understand that Atman, our proper nature is free from all action, because it is unborn (Gita II.20). It is only nature, Prakriti, which acts; the sense of ego and external materials, the action and inaction reside only in Prakriti.

Bhagavadgita V.18: The equal vision of a sage. Shankaracharya, in his commentary on this verse observes that Brahmin represent Sattva, the cow rajas, and the elephant tamas; in all of them the sage sees only the One, immutable, the one that can not be affected by the qualities, not even by Sattva, nor by the tendencies born from these qualities, whether they can be sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic. At every moment of the life of a sage, he is integrated in an atemporal comprehension, seeing the same principle in all manifestation.

Bhagavadgita X.10 & VIII.57: Buddhi yoga, the awakening of the intelligence. In the pursuit of knowledge, the higher buddhi eliminates errors, and the ordinary buddhi leads us in the domain of reasoning (yukti) and logic (tarka). In several places Shankaracharya declares with intransigence, that philosophical systems of Nyaya and Samkhya cannot yield the ultimate knowledge. If one wants to know the true nature of Brahman, one should reject the notions of totality and part, of unity and fraction, of cause and effect. As long as the reality or concept remains outside of the buddhi, then the vision remains at the plane of duality. This will exercise lower buddhi, but with the higher knowledge, one sees the Absolute Truth and the knowledge of duality disappears. This Higher buddhi encompasses everything into One Reality; the knower of Brahman becomes the Brahman (Bhagavadgita XIII.30; Mundaka Upanishad III.2.9), the terms buddhi, Brahman, Absolute, Ultimate Truth, Reality and Akshara, all refer to the same entity.

Bhagavadgita VIII.18 & 20: The comprehension of the non-manifested. According this verse, the samkalpa and vikalpa (imagination and volition) are the apparent reality that veils the ultimate realty. It is only by transcending maya, the Brahman could be realized. This is illustrated by the example of a rope that can be mistaken for a snake, when we realize that it is rope, the supposed existence of snake disappears. In the same way the maya, the apparent reality is superimposed on Brahman, the ultimate reality. Human beings are attached to what they see and experience, the manifested forms. But when one becomes conscious of the true self, then they will see that atman is the sole reality.

Bhagavadgita XIII.2: The spectator and the spectacle. The Kshetragna, the knower of the field is present in all the kshetras or fields are without any conditioning (apadhi). When one gets rid of ego (tamas) and gains knowledge, then only one vision remains that of Kshethragna. The power of ignorance (avidya) employs our attention to keep it focused onto constantly changing names and forms, and the reality seems to be divided into infinite number of spectacles. The ordinary vision is like a circle that is fixed while its circumference represents the infinity of objects perceived. The vision of a sage does not have a center or the centers is everywhere and its circumference is nowhere.

Bhagavadgita II.16: A dialectic existence. The dialectic is not proposing to define the reality with the help of demonstrations and arguments. The realty is silence, and inaccessible to various thought processes. The objective of dialectics is to point out the invalidity of conceptual thinking. While establishing the true nature of Brahman, one should not describe the Brahman in totality or in parts, of unity or fractions, cause and effect. This is to eliminate all definite conception of the Brahman. Shankara says that cause itself is unreal, because it is not perceived independent of its own cause. Thus cause is an effect of another cause. So if we pursue the cause it turns out to be the effect and cause remains in mind only.

Bhagavadgita IX.4 & 5: Contradiction and certainty. Consciousness, which is ever present, never becomes unconsciousness. This consciousness may not be perceived readily, but it operates through sense of vision. The whole universe, “from Brahma down to a blade of grass” can not be separated from That. This is the supreme non-manifested (akshara) who never becomes an object of perception.

There is only one reality, and it is non-dual. Mandukya Upanishad teaches of no contact or no relations. The human experience is strongly chained to relations and rapport, and knowledge arises from such an interaction. Casualty is a principle that originates from relations to explain the effect. The theory of reason is inherent in such a logical evaluation of things.

On the lesser side of metaphysics, I am a little confused about the book cover that has warriors with rifles sitting on horses who look more like Islamic soldiers. Is this appropriate for a book on the philosophical discussion of Gita?

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Deepak Chopra – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success ~ Full Documentary Featuring Olivia Newton-John

The Full Documentary Featuring Olivia Newton John. Deepak Chopra condenses and explains each of the the 7 Spiritual Laws utilizing vivid color imagery, inspirational music and the testimonials of celebrities, family and friends.

Through the Wormhole- Tracking Souls to the Afterlife

In a video that recently aired on “Through the Wormhole” narrated by Morgan Freeman on the TV channel Science, Dr. Hameroff claims, “I believe that consciousness, or its immediate precursor proto-consciousness, has been in the universe all along, perhaps from the Big Bang.”

Understanding where consciousness comes from could solve mysteries such as what happens to the “soul” during near-death experiences, or when a person dies.

Dr. Hameroff goes on to share hypothetical scenarios derived from the Orch-OR (orchestrated objective reduction) theory of consciousness that he and Roger Penrose, mathematician and physicist, proposed in 1996. According to the theory, consciousness is derived from microtubules within brain cells (neurons) which are sites of quantum processing.

But what exactly is consciousness, where does it come from and can it be scientifically proven? Dr. Stuart Hameroff, MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and the Director of the Center of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona and much of his research over the past few decades has been in the field of quantum mechanics, dedicated to studying consciousness.

According to Dr. Hameroff, in a near-death experience, when the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, and the microtubules lose their quantum state, the quantum information in the microtubules isn’t destroyed. It’s distributed to the universe at large, and if the patient is revived, the quantum information can go back to the microtubules. In this event, the patient says they had something like a near-death experience, i.e. they saw white light or a tunnel or floated out of their body. In the event that the patient is not revived, “it’s possible that the quantum information can can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul,” he said.

The Orch-OR theory of consciousness remains controversial in the scientific community. Many scientists and physicists have challenged it, including MIT physicist Max Tegmark, who wrote a paper in 2000 that was widely cited.

Still, Dr. Hameroff believes that “nobody has landed a serious blow to the theory. It’s very viable.”

~ Jahnabi Barooah is the Assistant Religion Editor of The Huffington Post. Originally from India, she graduated from Princeton University in May 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Her current interests lie in mysticism, theology, and religion and media. She is a passionate interfaith activist

Through the Wormhole- Final Destination for the Soul

Where does the soul go after our bodies have seen their last day? Morgan Freeman shares his thoughts on whether this is a question that science can actually answer.

The Biblical Concepts of Hell Part I ~ Humanity Healing

Introduction

“His body was put to death, but he was brought to life through his spirit. And he preached to those souls, who were held in Sheol”
~ 1 Peter 3:18-19

The theme of a soul journeying to inferior planes is recurrent in many instances of ancient literature and we can easily pinpoint similar content in many religious and wisdom stories. From Greek mythology to the Judaism traditions, even passing through the Buddhist imagery, we find many texts that report the descending of an enlighten soul to the depths of the earth in order to rescue others or redeem itself.

The Descent of Jesus to the Underworld

In the particular case of Christianity, there are only a few sources that reference the passage reporting the passing of Jesus’ soul to “hell” for the accomplishment of the prophesy and the release of the Captives, those who are bound there. The Nicene Creed, from which the Apostles’ Creed is derived, is the Symbol or Profession of Faith in Christianity which narrates the significant parts of the life of the Master Jesus and says in its verses:

“…Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead;…”

In the Book of Enoch, it is reported how many angels became prisoners after the fall. It is in this book that we can identify the root of the theological concept reported in 2 Peter 2:4 and Judas 1:6.

“For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment;”

“And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.”

In the Testament of Matthew, it is said that at the exact moment of the passing of Master Jesus on the cross, the Veils of the most sacred sanctuary of the Temple[1] in Jerusalem were ripped asunder and that many tombs were opened and many saints[2] were also able to resurrect.

and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appear to many.

Later in the Bible, we again find Peter saying:

“For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” ~ 1 Peter 4-6

These are interesting statements because we see in the prophesies of Isaiah the “anointed” coming to proclaim the good news and to release the captives, being those in actual prisons or those that are “stuck” in the Other-world, such as those mentioned in 1 Peter 3:19.

One of books whose use by Christians was documented in the third century was the Gospel of Nicodemus[3]. It is currently listed in the Apocrypha. It includes an intensive and detailed narration of the journey of Christ through the underworld. Its account tells how Jesus was able to release from Hell the “Just”, the non-baptized people that died before the time Christ himself had walked the earth. It affirms that the non-Just souls had closed the underworld with seven seals. We can see some of the same doctrinal idea in Chapter VIII of the Apocrypha titled The Liberation of the Patriarchs:

“And the Lord stretching forth his hand, said: Come unto me, all ye my saints which bear mine image and my likeness. Ye that by the tree and the devil and death were condemned, behold now the devil and death condemned by the tree. And forthwith all the saints were gathered in one under the hand of the Lord.”

[1] Called the Second Temple, it was rebuilt by Herod the Great in the first century BCE.

[2] In this reference, “saints” referred to righteous individuals

[3] The Gospel of Nicodemus was originally called the Acts of Pilate.

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