What is it that you want more of or less of in your life that will make you feel more fulfilled and happier in your own skin? When you set SMARTe goals, you become accountable for what you want to see happen. They help to move you along till you come to a point when you can either say, Yes, I’ve done it! or No, this isn’t what I want after all. Goals will give you that clarity. First things, first. You need to be able to identify what it is you really want before you can frame your desire into …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
I found this amazing picture on Google Search that caught my painter’s eye. I like how it is rendered in a seemingly traditional manner and illustrating the chakras. The carmine (one of the many shades of red) is the first thing that caught my eye. In the interest of yogic inner alchemy which is all about the kundalini, let me see what I can see from the other elements in this lovely picture.
The deeper meaning of this Mahavakyam or great saying (of which there are 4 main ones) would run something like this imho ….