What happens when your Kundalini is awakened?
What happens is that you experience supreme peace. When Kundalini — located exactly at the midpoint from the sole of the foot to the top of the head in the subtle body, not in the physical body — is awakened, one transcends both the body and the mind and experiences one’s own true nature, the pure “I am.”
What's a good analogy to explain what meditation does for the mind?
In meditation, the mind merges into its source, the Self (atman in Sanskrit), which is the essence of being. To explain this concept in an analogy, the mind is like the ice and water is like the pure Consciousness/Self. Through meditation, one perceives ice as water.
Is the one who died roaming in the astral world?
Is the one who died roaming in the astral world? Yes, a person enters the astral world after death, according to the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952): The souls of the deceased possess the abilities of clairvoyance and clairaudience. They are able to hear the sounds due to their clairaudience. If they are pleased, they will bless those who pray. The mind (also known as the astral body, Linga-sharira, Śuksma-Śarīra, or subtle body) survives the death of the physical body.
How do I conquer coronavirus through Vedic Yagna?
On July 9, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged that the Coronavirus can remain in the air for up to three hours, infecting people even after the infected person has departed. This raises the question of how the virus could be eliminated from the air and which air purification technology is most effective against airborne viruses? Fire is the most effective air purifier.
When is Guru Purnima in 2020, and what is it auspicious for?
Every year, Guru Purnima, the full moon day of July (the Hindi month of Ashadh), is celebrated to honor the Guru. This year, Guru Purnima falls on Sunday, July 5, 2020. The word, “Guru” has no exact translation in English. The literal meaning of the word “Guru” is the remover of psychic darkness. Just as the darkness is dispelled when you bring light into a dark room, so also the Guru dispels the darkness.
How does ignorance of one's own true self lead to hurting others?
When you cause harm to others, it is because you believe they are different from you in terms of religion, nationality, race, and so on. In other words, you lack a sense of oneness with the other individual. The feeling of oneness is love. We love our family members because we feel oneness with them. Our sages have said, “Know thyself.”
If you were to teach the world one thing, what would it be?
If I could only teach the world one thing from my life experience, it would be to discover one’s own true nature, the blissful Self. Knowing yourself—”Who am I, truly?”—is enough to guide your life. Happiness comes and goes, as does unhappiness, but what remains constant within you is your true nature, the blissful Self.
What is the difference between Christ consciousness and cosmic consciousness?
Both Christ and Cosmic refer to one and the same ultimate consciousness. There are many levels of consciousness. Christ refers to the ultimate consciousness beyond which nobody can go. Jesus is the individual (a river) whereas Christ (ocean) is universal. Once a river merges into the ocean, the river is no longer there.
What differences are there between terms like Cosmic Consciousness, Higher Consciousness, Christ Consciousness, Buddha Consciousness and others?
As far as the ultimate realization of every founder of a religion is concerned, it is the attainment of the same Absolute Reality. It is for this reason that the title “Christ” conveys exactly the same universal consciousness as does the title “Buddha.” Both Christ and Buddha refer to one and the same ultimate consciousness.
What is the difference between Christ Consciousness and Guru Consciousness?
Both Christ and Guru refer to one and the same ultimate consciousness. Enlightenment is always identical, no matter who achieves it. The title Christ conveys exactly the same universal consciousness as does the title Guru. Jesus is the individual (a river) whereas Christ (ocean) is universal. Here is an analogy to help readers grasp the ultimate consciousness:
What is the secret of secrets to getting into meditation naturally and spontaneously?
The secret of secrets to getting into meditation naturally and spontaneously is receiving Shaktipat. Meditation It is important to understand what happens in meditation. In meditation, the mind merges into its source, the innermost Self (atman in Sanskrit). Dhyna, a Sanskrit term for meditation, has no direct equivalent in English.
Is your I-awareness completely separate from your body and your mind?
This is a profound inquiry into one’s true identity. Realizing one’s own true identity is the greatest experience possible. Remember this universal principle: anything that can be witnessed is entirely separate from you. You can watch both your body and mind. Therefore, the “I-awareness” is neither your body nor your mind. The body is the outer shell, while the mind is the inner shell.
How can I develop a personal relationship with a saint?
The only way to develop a personal relationship with a saint is to develop a relationship with your own innermost being (also called Self). Remember, the same saint also lives inside you. The saint (also called guru) and the Self are one and the same. How to develop a relationship with your own innermost being? Meditate on the Self. It is through your breath awareness that you can reach the innermost being.
Could you give a clear example to show the difference between learning, understanding, and experiencing?
The difference between learning, understanding, and experiencing can be easily grasped from the following example: In her childhood, a little girl learns that this is my mother. After a few years, the girl grows up and understands that she is my mother because she gave birth to me. After her marriage, when the girl becomes a mother herself, she experiences that my mother gave birth to me this way.
What weakens us? What strengthens us? How to get rid of what weakens us?
When you are identified with your physical body and mind rather than your own inner Spirit (atman in Sanskrit), this weakens you. In reality, you are neither the body nor the mind. If you consider yourself to be something that you are not, that is impure ego (ahamkara in Sanskrit) — simply ego.
I know that I am, but I do not know who I am. Do I have the capacity to know who I am, my intrinsic nature? How to know, who I am, my authentic reality?
The nature of the most fundamental question, Who am I?, is such that it can never be answered. However, one can experience one’s own true being through shaktipat. What is shaktipat? Shakti refers to energy and pat means to descend. So, shaktipat means the descend of energy on a worthy seeker through the medium of an individual guru.
What is your best question & best answer?
The best question: What is the nature of the supreme truth/Self as it really is? In the Yoga Vasishtha, the great sage Vasishtha answers his disciple Rama’s question about the supreme truth by becoming silent for a long time during which time his breath ceased and eyes remained closed. The supreme truth is answered only by complete silence.
Heart is the abode of God. What is this heart?
Where does God live? The heart is the abode of God. What is this heart? To answer this significant question, first one must understand what God is. What is God? God is existence –total existence. In fact, existence and God are synonymous. Since existence is God, God exists. God not only exists but God alone exists. To see God as God truly is, one must see God as manifest in every form throughout the universe.
If Geeta says that God lives in every human heart and direct him/her for actions. Why do humans do bad things?
If Geeta says that God lives in every human heart and directs him/her for actions. Why do humans do bad things? Let me first answer the first part: the Bhagavad Gita says that God lives in every human heart. Then, I will answer your second part: Why do humans do bad things? Here is the exact verse that states that God lives in every human heart. This human body is the living God’s church, temple, mosque, or synagogue. …
Is there a logical proof for God's existence?
God’s existence cannot be proven by logical reasoning. Once a blindman demanded a logical proof of the existence of light, stating, let me touch, taste, smell, and hear light if light does exist. However, light cannot be proven unless you have eyes. The blindman cannot be convinced by logic that light exists. Once the blindman is cured of his blindness, no proof is needed because he will be able to see light with his own eyes. …
How do you relax your nervous system through the Nadi Shodhana Prānayāma technique?
Nadi Shodhana Prānayāma is a simple, yet powerful breathing technique to relax your nervous system. Nadi Shodhana pranayama literally means purification of “nadis” where “nadis” cannot be translated into English. According to Swami Sivananda (1887–1963), a great spiritual master, “Nadis are the astral tubes made up of astral matter that carry the subtle Prana …
How is the power of meditation greater than the power of an atom bomb?
An atom bomb can destroy only a person’s physical body of one lifetime whereas meditation can open up the central nerve/channel that can destroy the accumulated karmas of a person’s countless lifetimes. Indeed, meditation is so powerful. The central nerve/channel is also known as sushumna nadi, madhya nadi, or the brahma
Is service to humanity better than meditation?
To know whether meditation or service to humanity is better, you must first understand what meditation really is. The main purpose of meditation is to experience one’s own true being/Self — the source of profound peace. Just as in sleep you find new freshness, vigor, and peace, so also you find even greater peace in meditation. Meditation is not an effort — not doing, just being. Through meditation, you go deeper and deeper within to become aware of the innermost “I.” …
How does prayer turn into meditation?
When one becomes deeply immersed in prayer, the “I-thou” duality merges into oneness, like in love where beloved and lover no longer exist; only love and love alone remains. That is how prayer turns into meditation. In real meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit), there is only oneness — the pure I-awareness as a witness. The witness alone exists with nothing to be witnessed. This oneness, not duality, is the experience of conscious silence. Note: Commonly translated as meditation, the word “dhyāna” cannot be translated into English. …
Am I supposed to chase my mind during meditation?
When you try to go after your mind’s thoughts during meditation, it is actually mentation, not meditation. Meditation is your very being, your true nature. Thinking is an action of the mind, just like walking is an action of the body. If you cease walking, walking ceases to exist. Likewise, if one ceases to think, there is no longer any thinking. …