Mooji ♥ Answers ◦ Should Feelings Be Ignored and Should I Remain Aware, Only?

Namasté

Recognize who you truly are!

Sacred Sangha of Earth,
Beloved Beings of Presence,
Being One, we liberate Humanity

Be present! Be joyful! Be free!

~ Blessings to You ~

Awaken Interviews Gangaji – The Practical Ramifications Of Awakening

October 27, 2018

Donna Quesada:
Well, Gangaji, the first thing I want to say is, thank you! Thank you for joining us, and I know that our Awaken listeners will appreciate your time, as well, and will love what you have to share with us.

Awaken Interviews Gangaji – The Practical Ramifications Of Awakening

Donna Quesada: Well, Gangaji, the first thing I want to say is, thank you! Thank you for joining us, and I know that our Awaken listeners will appreciate your time, as well, and will love what you have to share with us.

Gangaji-Awaken

GANGAJI: Oh, thank you for inviting me. Happy to be with you.

DONNA: Thank you. And we’ve never really formally met…I’m Donna, and it’s a pleasure to talk with you. And being that the name of the website is Awaken.com, we have a little tradition that we like to start with and I… so I’d like to dive right in and just ask you what that means to you…this notion of awakening.

GANGAJI: Good!

DONNA: Right!

GANGAJI: That’s it isn’t it? Really, in this moment, I would say it means coming out of misidentification…coming out of a trance that our conditioning puts us into. A family conditioning, a social conditioning, without making that conditioning wrong. Just recognizing that mostly we are in a trance state, and so we awaken from that trance. We recognize that we are not who we think we are. We’re not who we’ve been told we are. We are not who we hope we are. And we are not who we fear we are! There’s something deeper and closer than any of those realms.

DONNA: And what does that mean, we are not who we think we are? I mean, you’re sitting there and I’m looking at you…and I’m here. And my background, I did a little research, you know to prepare for this interview, and well, maybe we’ll have time to get into this a little bit…but I saw that you and I have a similar background, we started with this tradition and you hear that a lot in Zen, you know, we’re not who we think we are. If you could just speak to that a little bit; what does that mean in practical terms?

GANGAJI: In practical terms…

DONNA: …in practical terms!

GANGAJI: Yes! Really practically because I’m very interested in the practical ramifications of awakening. We are sitting here, this form is a way of this other form, and no problem, that is just the nature of phenomenal existence. But the minute I start telling myself a story about your form or about my form, Am I doing it right? Is she going to ask me the right things?…a narrative that may come up… but that following of that narrative puts us into a trance, where we overlook, just the presence of being here together. And the potential for deeply meeting, and that meeting, discovering something that is… Well, I think that the Zen tradition says, maybe beyond thought, but I would say it’s closer than anything that can be thought. So it’s not esoteric really, it’s being aware of our power to think, to describe, and remember and to project into the future… And also being aware of where that power comes from. What’s deeper and… and more true than that power.

DONNA: So trance is an interesting word and I’m thinking about this word and the way you are using it; it’s almost like anything that takes us out of this moment and out of authenticity, and… therefore out of the ability to connect with one another…because the trance is just a way of being stuck in a dream, which is the story. Would that be correct?

GANGAJI: That’s beautiful! I’ll use it!

DONNA: It’s a funny thing, so I was reading…you were raised in Mississippi.

GANGAJI: Yes.

DONNA: And you went to —correct me anytime I get something wrong so our listeners get to know you, as well. Being raised in Mississippi, and at that time, because you went to San Francisco during the kind of the“Golden Era”of San Francisco, the counter-cultural movement, and I’m so fascinated with that time period the late 60’s, early 70’s… you’re coming from a place where it truly was very different. Everybody was so ready for a new spirituality at that time, at that place in history, and you wanted to combine political activism with spiritual practice. You took your Bodhisattvavows…the magic, was in the Zen tradition?

GANGAJI: Mm yes, yes…initially, yes.

DONNA: ‘K.

GANGAJI: And the Tibetan tradition.

DONNA: Oh, ok. What was it about this period of time that made us so ready for a new spirituality…that made us so ready to take on ideas that were so different from tradition, especially having come from a place where those ideas still were foreign?

GANGAJI: Well, I think there are two aspects to that. For me personally, it felt like a great escape from our very repressed, closed society. So it became fresh air…the quality of the air was so different from the quality of Mississippi air. And Mississippi is a very tribal place, to this day. So it’s very…I didn’t know anybody. It was anonymous. From a small town to a city, and a city that was vibrant and people looking good and looking at each other…actually making eye contact. And in a way it was finding a different family, but it was a looser family, and there was permission. It was intoxicating.

But I think what gave rise to that, was the deep disillusionment of the 60’s. The recognition, I mean the assassinations —I just watched a documentary about Robert Kennedy and his trajectory and how it ended in his assassination, and just the horror of that. And that wakes you up, too, of course. Horror can wake you up as much as bliss. So as a counter-culture, we woke up to the ones that were called “the adults”…they were not going to do it for us; the authorities are not going to make the world we want to make. And so, we were idealistic young people and we assumed we could make it. Of course, it went off in lots of ways that were also disillusioning, but that is part of the maturing, you mature in your awakening; you recognize that the world is much more complex than we think it to be. So yeah, I would say those two things came together. It was a beautiful time. It was a time of relative freedom for me as a person.

DONNA: But yet, there was something that left you unsatisfied, I was reading, and that drove you into a deeper search, shall we say?

GANGAJI: Oh yes, deeply unsatisfied because that relative freedom, and it was you know, a sexual freedom, a freedom to reinvent myself. I had been a teacher in Memphis and now I was a waitress in San Francisco and it was just exciting. But, it wasn’t freedom. You weren’t free, we were still bound by other things. And it was empty, a dead kind of emptiness finally, when I told the truth. I had hoped that political activism would feed that and I loved —this was now into the 70’s —I loved being politically active and I felt important and I felt we were doing the right thing. But even in our affinity groups during non-violent training…our protest in Diablo Canyon, CA, a nuclear power plant… and I don’t know, we had this sense of sisterhood and brotherhood, but it was still us versus them, so there was still something deeply off. So I gave that up and began my serious spiritual search with Zen, but really it was the Tibetan Buddhism where there was the most commitment. We actually ran a Tibetan Buddhist center out of a little house in Bolinas, CA, and did lots of retreats, and lots of empowerments, and had a practice of visualization and chanting. But then after a while, that got so heady, you know? It was so rich I felt like it’s the version that the Catholic Church does for Christianity… and it was so, so…

DONNA: Too ritualistic maybe?

GANGAJI: Too ritualistic. Beautiful rituals. But it was just something I was not getting. Maybe it was being said the whole time. But I was still searching for something and it wasn’t there, so…

DONNA: You brought up something fascinating. That it was…when we were talking about the counter-cultural movement and how, in many ways, it was the shocking things, the war, and it inspired so much activism, but yet, there were crushing things going on all around us…on an individual level, as well as on a group level…do we need that kind of trauma? Call it the “dark night of the soul,”or as Eckhart Tolle says,“limit situations.”Do we need that for spiritual growth?

GANGAJI: I don’t know if we needed it. I really don’t know. I know that the biggest shock of all is recognizing that you, yourself, will die. And that’s a shock. And so I do believe that we need that one, that we need to be realistic, that this form is finite and it will end before we know it in very quick time. We have the other shocks, so they’re here…so, whether it’s a need or not, I really don’t know. I would hope we wouldn’t need them, but they seem to keep coming, so.

DONNA: Are there certain degrees of awakening, or is there such a thing as enlightenment?—if I could even use that word. Or are there degrees that we start to wake up and maybe it’s these kinds of moments in life, certain realizations…whether it’s a pivotal moment, when we realize that this really is temporary; it’s not just words but it hits us in our gut, my god I’m gonna die one day! So, maybe these little realizations that bring us to semi-awakenings…would you say there are degrees?…the curtains opening up, little by little?

GANGAJI: I think it’s both true. That there are moments in our lives or there are experiences, or internal or external shocks, or whatever, that start to shake the status quo of our identity. And they build, certainly, but there is some moment, it seems to me, in my experience, some moment where there is a flip. I don’t mean a flip into bliss or a flip into no problems, or never having issues or anything, but just the perspective flips.

So, what was always there in the background, is like now in the foreground. It’s the recognition of oh yeah, that…that was always here, but now it is perceived and experienced to be always here. But that’s often misunderstood because the people always look for a steady state experience. And I’m not saying that. States come and go and experiences come and go…thoughts come and go…emotions and events. But it’s something deeper. I would say it’s a critical shift. And I know it can be very useful to see the degrees of deepening after that, because the deepening is endless, but it seems to me, it is something where it is a radical shift where you really are not identifying the same way as you were, even though identifications may arise, they don’t own you. Conditioning may arise but doesn’t have the power…the trance is broken…to continue our trance subject.

DONNA: I was just going to say, that kind of brings us back and I am glad because it enables us to deepen the idea a little bit. Recognizing who we really are, you know, is what awakening really is. And so, to make it even more practical, what does this do for us? Because I think that is the misconception: that once we wake up, everything is going to be joyful and perfect and wonderful. And of course, those of us who have had a practice, know that that’s not true. We still have bad days and good days and sometimes it feels like life just sucks. Even though we’ve had a practice for so many years, we still feel frustrated at times and we still have days when we feel sad and we still have challenges and we still feel off. And so, what does it do for us, this realization that this isn’t who I really am? Identifying with the material world, with the idea of this identity for example. How does that help me?

GANGAJI: Oh…for me, it’s sublimely practical. I think the major thing is that when a bad day comes, or a bad mood, or a bad state…it’s no big deal. It’s not about keeping something, getting something and then keeping it. It’s really recognizing what’s always here. I mean, it’s a big deal and nobody likes to feel bad, and life does sometimes suck and that doesn’t feel good, but it’s deeper than feelings. So there’s room for all of it. Obviously it’s all here. And so there’s a kind of, in my experience, there was a ceasing of the searching for “it”…being life, or my experience…to be different from what it is. And that seems to go back to the whole Zen thing. Papaji, I felt, was very Zen, he was just so sharp, and to stop it all, be still, and recognize what does not come and go. What is always here? Then the emotions or the situations, even though they can be, and they are important, are secondary to the truth.

Continued in Part II…

Source: AWAKEN

SANSKRIT SONG from The Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa

Madālasā sings to her son (composed in Raag Kafi)

This song was a commission from the School of Practical Philosophy in Australia.

Sanskrit Text:
शुद्धोसि बुद्धोसि निरँजनोऽसि
सँसारमाया परिवर्जितोऽसि
सँसारस्वप्नँ त्यज मोहनिद्राँ
मँदालसोल्लपमुवाच पुत्रम्।

शुद्धोऽसि रे तात न तेऽस्ति नाम
कृतँ हि तत्कल्पनयाधुनैव।
पच्चात्मकँ देहँ इदँ न तेऽस्ति
नैवास्य त्वँ रोदिषि कस्य हेतो॥

न वै भवान् रोदिति विक्ष्वजन्मा
शब्दोयमायाध्य महीश सूनूम्।
विकल्पयमानो विविधैर्गुणैस्ते
गुणाश्च भौताः सकलेन्दियेषु॥

भूतनि भूतैः परिदुर्बलानि
वृद्धिँ समायाति यथेह पुँसः।
अन्नाम्बुपानादिभिरेव तस्मात्
न तेस्ति वृद्धिर् न च तेस्ति हानिः॥

त्वम् कँचुके शीर्यमाणे निजोस्मिन्
तस्मिन् देहे मूढताँ मा व्रजेथाः।
शुभाशुभौः कर्मभिर्देहमेतत्
मृदादिभिः कँचुकस्ते पिनद्धः॥

तातेति किँचित् तनयेति किँचित्
अँबेति किँचिद्धयितेति किँचित्।
ममेति किँचित् न ममेति किँचित्
त्वम् भूतसँघँ बहु म नयेथाः॥

सुखानि दुःखोपशमाय भोगान्
सुखाय जानाति विमूढचेताः।
तान्येव दुःखानि पुनः सुखानि
जानाति विद्धनविमूढचेताः॥

यानँ चित्तौ तत्र गतश्च देहो
देहोपि चान्यः पुरुषो निविष्ठः।
ममत्वमुरोया न यथ तथास्मिन्
देहेति मात्रँ बत मूढरौष।

And here is the Sanskrit in Transliteration so you can sing along:

śuddhosi buddhosi niraɱjano’si saɱsāramāyā parivarjito’si saɱsārasvapnaɱ tyaja mohanidrāɱ maɱdālasollapamuvāca putram|
shuddhosi buddhosi niranjano’si samsaramaya parivarjito’si samsarasvapnam tyaja mohanidram mandalasollapamuvacha putram|

śuddho’si re tāta na te’sti nāma kṛtaɱ hi tatkalpanayādhunaiva| paccātmakaɱ dehaɱ idaɱ na te’sti naivāsya tvaɱ rodiṣi kasya heto||
shuddho’si re tata na te’sti nama kritam hi tatkalpanayadhunaiva| pachchatmakam deham idam na te’sti naivasya tvam rodishi kasya heto||

na vai bhavān roditi vikṣvajanmā śabdoyamāyādhya mahīśa sūnūm| vikalpayamāno vividhairguṇaiste guṇāśca bhautāḥ sakalendiyeṣu||
na vai bhavan roditi vikshvajanma shabdoyamayadhya mahisha sunum| vikalpayamano vividhairgunaiste gunascha bhautah sakalendiyeshu||

bhūtani bhūtaiḥ paridurbalāni vṛddhiɱ samāyāti yatheha puɱsaḥ| annāmbupānādibhireva tasmāt
na testi vṛddhir na ca testi hāniḥ||
bhutani bhutaih paridurbalani
vriddhim samayati yatheha pumsah| annambupanadibhireva tasmat
na testi vriddhir na cha testi hanih||

tvam kaɱcuke śīryamāṇe nijosmin tasmin dehe mūḍhatāɱ mā vrajethāḥ| śubhāśubhauḥ karmabhirdehametat mṛdādibhiḥ kaɱcukaste pinaddhaḥ||
tvam kamchuke shiryamane nijosmin tasmin dehe mudhatam ma vrajethah| shubhashubhauh karmabhirdehametat mridadibhih kamchukaste pinaddhah||

tāteti kiɱcit tanayeti kiɱcit
aɱbeti kiɱciddhayiteti kiɱcit|
mameti kiɱcit na mameti kiɱcit
tvam bhūtasaɱghaɱ bahu ma nayethāḥ||
tateti kimchit tanayeti kimchit
ambeti kimchiddhayiteti kimchit| mameti kimchit na mameti kimchit tvam bhutasamgham bahu ma nayethah||

sukhāni duḥkhopaśamāya bhogān sukhāya jānāti vimūḍhacetāḥ| tānyeva duḥkhāni punaḥ sukhāni jānāti viddhanavimūḍhacetāḥ||
sukhani duhkhopashamaya bhogan sukhaya janati vimudhachetah| tanyeva duhkhani punah sukhani janati viddhanavimudhachetah||

yānaɱ cittau tatra gataśca deho dehopi cānyaḥ puruṣo niviṣṭhaḥ| mamatvamuroyā na yatha tathāsmin deheti mātraɱ bata mūḍharauṣa|
yanam chittau tatra gatascha deho dehopi chanyah purusho nivishthah| mamatvamuroya na yatha tathasmin deheti matram bata mudharausha|

The picture and the mystery……Rupert Spira

The Purpose of Mantra Meditation ~ Rupert Spira

A participant asks Rupert how mantra meditation fits in with the non-dual understanding.

Dig a bit deeper to know who you really are! Sadhguru

In this video, Sadhguru tells how we should seek an answer to the most important question of our life!

Jaggi Vasudev, commonly known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi, mystic and New York Times bestselling author. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which offers Yoga programs around the world and is involved in social outreach, education and environmental initiatives.

Susanne Marie “Living Beyond Unity” Interview by Renate McNay

Susanne Marie is a Mystic, spiritual Mentor and Guide and currently writing her first book about her journey to Awakening.
In this interview she talks about the 3 different major awakening she had.
1. Emptiness of Mind…Mind waking up to itself

2. Unity Consciousness…the Heart understood the truth of form, the form
itself is divine and I AM THAT not just I AM.
9 years of integration and embodiment followed when a realization
happened she wasn’t anticipating…

3. Her Body released itself of identity, she was left with NO SELF

The Body contains identity within its own structure, the sense of ME which is needed to help it function. When the ME fell away within the body nothing was ever the same. There is no landing place anymore. Self reflection came to a permanent End. There is only pure experience only NOW. She says: “Go directly to the experience and feeling of what is arising, drop deeper into the vastness of your Being, rest there, no need to interpret, let go without knowing.”

When Spirit Leaps: Navigating the Process of Spiritual Awakening 1st Edition by Bonnie L. Greenwell PhD (Author), Adyashanti (Foreword)

Whether it happens all at once or gradually over time, spiritual awakening is an experience that may be accompanied by great insight, ecstatic bliss, or a mystical infusion of light, love, and vision. But it can be an overwhelming experience, too, leaving those to whom it’s occurred searching for answers and understanding. Written by a transpersonal psychologist and non-dual teacher, this book will help you understand the phenomenon of spiritual awakening, and provide guidance and support for you on your spiritual journey.

At the heart of most spiritual traditions is the understanding that we are one with all of existence. This realization, also known as spiritual awakening or spiritual emergence, can occur spontaneously, after years of spiritual practice, or through many other portals. Although awakening is often considered a purely positive experience, many people are not prepared for the ramifications of such a life-altering event. When your perception of yourself and reality has been altered, you may find yourself with more questions than answers. Where can you turn?

Based on over thirty years of case studies, as well as the author’s own experiences, When Spirit Leaps explores the why and what of spiritual awakening, revealing how this phenomenon occurs across all traditions, and exploring the various ways it can happen. Including discussions on kundalini energy, meditation, yoga and qigong, breathwork, near-death experiences, and much more, this inspirational book offers companionship and practical solutions to common challenges along the spiritual path of awakening.

With this book as your guide, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the process and different portals of awakening, and find comfort and support in the real-life stories of those who have experienced this shift in consciousness and faced its challenges. Most importantly, you’ll learn how you can embody this awakening and live joyfully and effectively without attachment to a personal sense of self, but as the oneness with all that is your true nature. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, this book will help you along the way.

Bonnie L. Greenwell, PhD, is a transpersonal psychotherapist, author, and non-dual spiritual teacher in Adyashanti’s lineage. She has specialized for more than thirty years in mentoring people going through transformative experiences related to spiritual awakening and the kundalini process, which was the subject of her doctoral research at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). Greenwell has an eclectic background, including work in psychiatric units, at a rehabilitation center, as director of the Transpersonal Counseling Center at ITP, and years of private practice. Before finding her ground in non-dual teachings, she studied Jungian psychology; Jin Shin Do® acupressure; Psychotropic and Radiance Breathwork; kundalini, kriya, and Ashtanga yogas; and many Buddhist meditation practices. The founder and former director of the Kundalini Research Network, she has lectured and trained therapists in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Greenwell also established the Shanti River Center for non-dual education and counseling in Ashland, OR.

Foreword writer Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Adyashanti is author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, Emptiness Dancing, True Meditation, and The End of Your World. Based in California, he lives with his wife, Mukti, and teaches throughout North America and Europe, offering satsangs, weekend intensives, silent retreats, and a live Internet radio broadcast.

Navigating Spiritual Awakening & Its Challenges with Dr Bonnie Greenwell

For more than 30 years, Dr. Bonnie Greenwell has specialized in mentoring people going through transformative experiences relating to spiritual awakening and the kundalini process. Among many hats, Bonnie founded and directed the Kundalini Research Network, established the Shanti River Center and has authored several key books on awakening.

We discuss her latest book When Spirit Leaps: Navigating The Process Of Spiritual Awakening.

We cover:
* What is kundalini?
* What is non-dualism?
* How do we awaken?
* Major common obstacles to transformation
* What does liberation look like?

You can find out more at http://www.awakeningguide.com/

Rupert Spira – Everything Is Awareness

Rupert Spira – Everything Is Awareness

Sadhguru – Every day, you practice this and then you see

-You must understand what is inside and what is outside.
-The body that you wear, is that you? No.
All these thoughts and emotion, is this you? No.
-Everything that’s not you, Keep everything aside,
let me see.
Every day, you practice this and then you see
-We have too many ideas about things that we’ve not seen,
this is a big problem.

Adyashanti – The Negotiating Ego

Do you ever notice how your experience doesn’t cooperate with how your ego wants your experience to be? Adyashanti investigates how in looking at the ego through a different lens, we can see it as something that is just trying to negotiate its way through life experiences. With this kind of noticing, our relationship with ego changes, as does our actual experience.

The Essence of Being: Peter Russell

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Speaking at SAND18 Italy, Peter Russell asks the perennial question: How can we be more at peace? He invites us to pause our thinking and doing and notice what is actually present, and reminds us of what has been reported by all the wisdom traditions – that the essence of being is resting in a natural great peace.

Tara Brach: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom, Part I

Tara Brach: Rewiring for Happiness and Freedom, Part I (2018-10-03)

The Buddha said, “I would not be teaching this (a path of awakening) if genuine happiness and freedom were not possible.” While this is our potential, we each have deep conditioning to get stuck in feelings of fear, deficiency and separation from others. These talks explore the two interdependent pathways of undoing the conditioning that blocks our potential. In Part I we will look at how we can intentionally arouse states of well-being, and with practice, develop them into ongoing traits that bring presence and joy to our lives. In Part II, we will investigate how to cultivate an unconditional presence, and the radical acceptance and love, that are the grounds of true happiness and inner freedom.

John Butler – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Childhood accustomed me to nature, solitude – a sense of God which needed no explaining. Stillness, beauty, depths of love called my heart back home where it belonged. But life grew out into the world, became possessed and lost the way.

After a few unwilling years in business, I went to South America ‘To make the world a better place’. It wasn’t so easy. Alone on a mountainside one day, an inner voice said, ‘To make whole, be whole’. I realised that, before being able to help others, I first had to work on myself. Once back in England, I looked for and found a source of meditation, which opened up a whole new way of seeing.

How can I best help the world I love? This question led me through organic farming, much travel and many adventures to ever deeper understanding of the Work of Prayer.

I wouldn’t call myself a mystic though some say I am. I’m not sure what it means besides “Not this – not that”. Neither (in a conventional sense) am I very religious. “Mystic” conveys to me a wise unknowing of morning mist with only the promise of a day to come. It’s not an intellectual approach defined by man but trusting, waiting, quietly still before each blade of grass, each little bird (Mat.6,26-28) reminding us of higher, nobler government than ours.

This required attending to the moment “Now”, reminding me how much we live not present, here, but absent, lost in past or future – thought, desires and fear. But isn’t that reality? We need to look and see.

The ten thousand things…..Rupert Spira

Deepak Chopra & Adam Plack – Garden Of My Soul (Lyrics)

From album Soul of Healing Affirmations

In my garden the rose opened
But I was too much in a hurry and passed it by.
Love remembered me and said
I will make a rose bloom in your heart..
Today I will remind myself
that my body is the garden of my soul.
My body is the
garden of my
soul.
God and Spirit
I’m in a fog today..
Give me clarity in mind and heart..
Release me from my confusion.
Which is born of the past..
Letme see everything as if
for the first time.
Shower unknown blessings upon me
And surprise me with joy
Let me be renewed in your way..
My body is the
garden of my
soul…of my soul.
My body is the
garden of my
soul…of my soul.

My body is the
garden of my
soul…of my soul.

The Dharma Method: 7 Daily Steps to Spiritual Advancement by Simon Chokoisky (Author)

A practical guide to simple daily techniques for rapid spiritual progress

• Explores 11 time-tested methods for spiritual advancement and how you only need to include 7 each day for spiritual growth and personal enlightenment

• Includes wisdom from spiritual masters from nearly every religion, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more

• Offers routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track, mantras for success and sacred connection, and exercises to apply these spiritual lessons in your everyday life

Enlightenment means becoming a light unto yourself. But how does one get on the path to enlightenment? In this practical spiritual guide, Simon Chokoisky shares 11 time-tested yet simple daily techniques to help you find your spiritual path, or “dharma,” no matter what your spiritual background–be it Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Agnostic. He explains how everyone has a unique learning style as well as a spiritual style–your “Dharma type”–and how the Dharma method allows you to pick any seven of the 11 methods described in the book to practice. You can even change them daily, all based on your unique needs. And by holding to the 7/11 “rule” daily, you’ll soon find yourself on the road to rapid spiritual progress and personal enlightenment.

In this book, the author explains how he distilled these 11 spiritual techniques from centuries of methods used by spiritual masters from around the world. He details the 5 different Dharma types and provides personality tests to determine your type. He provides routines, tips, and tricks to keep you on track as well as thoughtful exercises to help you apply spiritual principles in your everyday life. He explores how to apply the commandments of the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Yoga Yamas and Niyamas, and the Buddhist 8-fold path based on your Dharma type. He discusses the power of sound and how to use mantras for success and sacred connection. He also explains the best ways to purify your body and mind as well as how to create a “standing wave” of spiritual power to recharge yourself anytime during the day.

Showing how spirituality is inherent in each of us and is abundant, free, and easy to cultivate, the author reveals how you can best cultivate your spiritual light and share it with the world.

Simon Chokoisky teaches Sanskrit and Medical Jyotisha at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. He is known for making difficult concepts easy to understand, and simple concepts profound. His Decoding Your Life Map With Vedic Astrology and Sanskrit Without Stress DVDs have been hailed as user-friendly and insightful by students at every level. He is also the author of Transcending the Gunas– a DVD and book on Ayurvedic Psychology. Simon has written for Namarupa, and is a regular contributor to Ayurveda Today, as well as writing the Philosophy section in UK’s Yoga Magazine. Along with his full-time duties at the Ayurvedic Institute, Simon also travels giving seminars.


The 5 Dharma Types – Simon Chokoisky

The 7 Dharma Categories – What Should I Do With My Life?

One of the most common questions in the path of yoga is “how do I understand my dharma?” One of the most common questions of all is “What should I do with my life?” In this short video, Giridhari Das presents the life-changing concept of focusing your life on your dharma, on the here and now, and explains 7 major categories of dharma to help you understand where you stand.

Deepak Chopra & Gina Fant Saez – Flight to Freedom

From Album -A Gift of Love Vol. 2 – Oceans Of Ecstasy
☆˚❤˚★
(Deepak Chopra)

I want to give you something, my love
For we are drifting in different streams of the world
Our lives will be carried apart and our love forgotten
But I’m not so foolish, that I would hope to buy your heart with gifts
Your life is young, your path is long and you drink my love one sip at a time and run away
I have no play and playmates, your laughter and your carefree ways
You are like a river, that runs swift with a song, breaking through all the barriers
I’m the mountain, I stay and remember and follow with my heart
I’m the mountain, I stay and remember and follow you with my love
(Gina Fant Saez)

My love, my heart, let this time of parting be sweet
Let it not be a death, but completeness
Let your love melt into memory and your pain into songs
Let your flight through the sky begin with the unfolding of wings
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night
Stand still, oh beautiful love, for a moment
And say your last words in silence
I bow to you and hold up my candle to give light to you on your flight to freedom
My love, my heart let this time of parting be sweet
Let it not be a death, but completeness
Let your love melt into memory and your pain into songs
Let your flight through the sky begin with the unfolding of wings
Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night
Stand still, oh beautiful love, for a moment
And say your last words in silence
On your flight..to freedom

Ayurveda for Perfect Heath, Yoga for Enlightenment, Consciousness & Fundament…

Published on Oct 10, 2018

Deepak Chopra in conversation with Eddie Stern

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