This book has been a most unusual find with it coming into my hands at just the right time when I was wondering how to take my practice further. When I opened the pages, I almost fell off my chair because within its covers are gems upon gems showing the way to transcend, transform and transmute. Advertisements
It’s all here. The Secret of Secrets is about the truth that we seek on our spiritual path. No more, no less. What makes this book the mother of all books is that no one has matched the yogic practices to the esoteric practices of the Tao until this book came along.
This cement relief of a 3-tiered lotus seems to me to be a representation of Mount Meru. I found it on a bench just outside the Asian Civilisation Museum here in Singapore. At each corner is a pair of parrots or parakeets with a tiny flame bud nestled in between the birds. So is it really Mount Meru?
Why do we need to know God? Simple. Because if we can reach this state, we will become totally free of fear. Light of being. And we have an ever-present support system that never fails you. So, do we need to know God? Absolutely! Irrefutably! But guess what? That is just my very subjective and personal experience of God. You have yours and it can be entirely different. And there’s no right or wrong. Here’s why….
The Beloved Surya will always be my all-time favourite symbol. It is the ultimate attainment of self-realisation when we become one with the Hiraṇyagarbha (हिरण्यगर्भः), literally, the Golden Egg that is the Soul of the Universe, Brahman. The Vedas and Upanishads refer to Hiranyagarbha and credits him with the creation of yoga and ayurveda.
This is the second of the four Mahavakyas or Great Sayings. In yoga, these four sayings represent the ultimate state of self-realisation. Here, Aham Brahmasmi literally translates to I am Brahman. I am God. My true nature is God. I am whole. I am a powerful creator in possession of infinite potential. This mahāvākya can be found in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad of the Shukla Yajurveda. What relevance does this have for us mere mortals? Well, as in everything on the yogic path, all that we do is an attempt to transcend the ego or I-mind. The part of the mind that goes …
So it is possible to cook millet in a rice cooker which I found out today. A bit late, yes, but I was trying to see how I can cook the grains without having to watch the pot like I have to when I cook it on the stove. Actually it’s because I have a 101 things to do and that’s when I’d throw everything into this wonder pot of mine. Frankly, it’s just a simple rice cooker without all the latest electronics but yet it has never failed me. Well, thank goodness for me, the experiment was a success …
Scriptures say that the Sun (Surya) is the symbol of the Divine Godhead who makes its home in our spiritual hearts, the Heart Chakra. Within this spiritual heart, the Upanishads also tell us, there is a cave. And within this cave, there is a lotus. And when this lotus is fully awakened, with petals all perked up from the kundalini energy, then a most brilliant, effulgent light will shine forth.