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 freedom

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

Published on Oct 10, 2018

Deepak Chopra in conversation with Eddie Stern

“I Am a movement and a rest”…….Rupert Spira

How I turned Trump Trauma into Daily Dharma ~ Jonathan Robinson

I’ve only met Trump once, but it made a lasting impression.
After I uttered a mere eight words to him, he told me to “F*ck off!”

Here’s what happened: About 20 years ago, I was going to be on the television show Geraldo for a book I had written.

Trump was on the show too, and he was having his makeup done as I waited nearby. With everything the makeup artist did, Trump had a complaint. He was relentless in his criticism.

Finally, when he was finished, he saw I was waiting next to get my makeup done and said to me, “Don’t even bother with her. She’s terrible.” Taken aback by his harshness, I reacted by saying eight words to our future president, “You didn’t give her much to work with.”

That’s when Mr. Trump told me to “f*ck off” and he briskly walked away.

I got all self-righteous, but I figured at least I would never have to see this jerk again.

Things didn’t quite work out that way. Now he’s the President of United States, and he’s going to be in my life for at least the next four years. Therefore, I’ve had to create a plan for dealing with his lunacy without succumbing to constant upset.

After some reflection, I thought about the usefulness of having agitators in my life. Normally, I hide my shadow side from myself and others. Having Trump become our president brought up so much negative “stuff” in me I couldn’t push it away anymore. I have used this new epiphany to my spiritual advantage.

Most of my friends are going through this “Trump trauma.” For some, Trump brings up a lot of fear in them—even paranoia. For others, it makes them sad, overwhelmed or angry.

For me, he mostly brings up feelings of self-righteousness. All those feelings were always lurking beneath the surface, but now they’re visible and obvious. Thanks to our “agitator-in-chief,” my friends and I are increasingly growing our awareness of our shadow side.

I’ll illustrate exactly how this is useful with a personal example.

As I’ve mentioned, I have a long history of being self-righteous. In my daily life, I don’t usually see this as a problem (although my wife certainly doesn’t enjoy it). Yet, Trump’s every utterance is like rocket fuel for my self-righteous tendencies.

I can now see that I am a self-righteous addict.

I “enjoy” feeling self-righteous. It makes me feel that I’m right and others are wrong; that I’m dominant and that I’m better than others. Of course, it also keeps me from feeling peaceful—and loving others.

Thanks to President Trump, I am now confronted with my shadow side a dozen times per day.

Over the years, I’ve learned that the first step to overcoming a problem is admitting you have one. I now know my self-righteousness is clearly in the way of being a more peaceful and loving person. In fact, I’m learning humility.

Every time he “triggers” me with his latest lunacy, I think to myself, “That’s just like me.”

When he is self-righteous, I think, “That just like me.”

When he exaggerates or lies to look good, I reflect, “That’s just like me. I exaggerate all the time to look good.”

Thanks to President Trump, I feel humble nowadays, which is a good thing if you’re trying to grow spiritually.

So that’s how I’ve turned my Trump trauma into my daily dharma.

Of course, I still rise up in resistance and call my congressman to protest what’s happening. It is in my soul to honor my truth and connect with like-minded people. At the same time, I do my daily practice of noticing what Trump triggers in me.

I take this information as a telltale sign of my greatest obstacles to inner peace. In a way, our president is like my personal therapist. His words and actions help reveal my shadow side with exquisite accuracy. And like a good therapist, as Trump helps reveal my inner obstacles, they gradually dissolve as I become more aware of them. Best of all, Trump provides this service consistently––and for free!

There’s a saying, “The Lord works in mysterious ways.”

I never thought the man that told me to “f*ck off” many years ago would become my personal therapist and spiritual motivator. Yet, anything can happen in this world.

If Trump can become president, then perhaps with his “help” I can finally become free of what has kept me from lasting inner peace.

Jonathan Robinson, M.A., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of 12 books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show, as well as many other national TV talk shows, and articles about him have appeared in USA Today, Newsweek and The Los Angeles Times. For the past 30 years he has spoken to dozens of Fortune 500 companies including Google, Microsoft, Dell Computer, Coca-Cola, and Fed-Ex.

Jonathan has written several bestseller books including, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Awakening Your Spirituality;” “The Experience of God,” “The Little Book of Big Questions;” and “Communication Miracles for Couples.” His latest book is called, “More Love, Less Conflict.” Jonathan also co-hosts the podcast “Awareness Explorers” with author Brian Tom O’Connor. This podcast focuses on revealing the easiest and most powerful practices for directly awakening to one’s true nature.

Through TV, live lectures and radio, Mr. Robinson has reached over 100 million people around the world. He is known for providing his audiences with immediately useful information presented in a fun and entertaining manner.

Source:Elephant Journal

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