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Mystical Path of Hinduism

1 Oct

Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion and one of the least understood in the West.

Hinduism is the fount from which all the Western and Eastern mystics have drunk whether they knew it or not. It is the oldest source of the idea that latent in each one of us is the Self that is God.

Hinduism gives the first step-by-step instructions on how to realize or become one with God. The inner, mystical path of Hinduism is a well marked one, yet to the casual Western observer it may appear to be lost in a mire of superstition.

Hinduism as one of the major world religions corresponds to the root or base-of-the-spine chakra and the fourth ray in the spectrum of the divine consciousness. As the name implies, the base-of-the-spine chakra is located at the end of the spinal column. It has four petals and its etheric color is white, though it may appear red or orange in a less pure state. The fourth ray, for which this chakra is a receptacle, is the ray of divine order, harmony and purity.

The Sanskrit name for the base-of-the-spine chakra is Muladhara, which means “root support.” It is associated with the perineum, near the anus. Within this chakra, say the Hindus, lives the Goddess Kundalini—the coiled-up energy or “sleeping serpent” of unlimited spiritual potential. By means of spiritual exercises, discipline and self-purification, the force of the Kundalini is awakened and travels up through the chakras, along the spine, through three main energy channels: the Ida, Pingala and Shushumna. Ultimately, this rising energy unites with Brahman in the crown chakra. When this happens, the spiritual aspirant reaches enlightenment and liberation (moksha).

The ascended masters speak about the sacred fire of the Kundalini as the white light of the Mother or the Mother Flame. The golden yellow flame of illumination in the crown chakra is the light of the Father, or pure Spirit, whereas the Mother light is associated with the Matter or material world. For most human beings, pure Spirit is an abstraction that is difficult to comprehend. Matter, on the other hand, constantly presents itself to our senses in the objective world all around us. Spirit or Father is hard to know; Matter or Mother is the loving presence of the Shakti of God that is so close to us that we can literally touch it.

The ascended masters use two terms for these two polarities of being that illustrate this principle. They speak of God the Father as the “Impersonal Impersonality” which manifests to us via general, universal and impersonal principles and laws. In contrast, God the Mother is the “Personal Personality”—the comforting presence and manifestation of God that is most readily accessible and knowable to us.

In Hinduism, God as Mother shows herself in the myriad manifestations of deities and sacred animals, objects and places. Each of these expresses a unique aspect or attribute of the divine. It’s as if in Hinduism, the Mother made sure that wherever and whenever her children turn for help and inspiration, she can immediately be found. Hindus understand that in essence, these many manifestations of God are not separate realities; they are illusory manifestations of the one great divine consciousness. But it doesn’t matter; the Mother presence wraps this ancient culture in a warm, comforting embrace that ever reminds them of the need for spiritual striving and the goal of reunion with the Father, Brahman.

 

We’ve seen that mystical Hinduism acknowledges several different paths to union with the divine, known as margas. These are often described as four main types of yoga, designed for four different temperaments or types of people. They are:

Bhakti Yoga: Union through the path of love and devotion

Karma yoga: Union through selfless action and service; dedicating all our actions to God

Jnana yoga: Union through knowledge and discernment

Raja yoga: Union through deep meditation

Raja yoga is also called the Supreme Yoga or the Royal Road to Integration. Its current practice is largely based on the yoga instructions of Patanjali, one of India’s great teachers on this ancient mystical tradition.

 

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Your Real Inner Self

10 Jul

So another video to discuss our inner beings which we have been speaking about in earlier blogs.  After this we will move on to more information about the violet flame which can help us transmute our personal and planetary karma.

Practical Spirituality

11 Jun

At one time or another we have all had a peak spiritual experience, whether we’ve called it that or not.  How do we sustain that inner peace?  How do we endow our relationships, our family life and our work with a spiritual spark?  How do we tap our inner resources to handle stress and overcome blocks to our creativity?  How do we make spirituality practical?

What does it mean to live a spiritual life, and what is spirituality?  The word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus, meaning “breath,” “breath of a god,” or “inspiration.”  Spirituality is to the soul what breath of life is to a newborn child.  Spirituality infuses you with life.  It gives you peace and purpose.  It empowers you to love and nourish yourself and others.  Spirituality is being able to sustain a working relationship with Spirit. It doesn’t matter whether you call that spiritual fount the Christ or the Buddha, the Tao or Brahman.  We can all get in touch—stay in touch—with the universal power of Spirit by working with that relationship.

WHO AM I?

You are a Spiritual being–a child of God clothed with human form and personality.

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Hindu tradition mysteriously describes this indwelling spirit as “the inmost self, no bigger than a thumb” who “lives in the heart. ‘ Buddhists call it the Buddha nature.  Jewish mystics refer to it as neshamah.

WHY AM I HERE?

The goal for each of us is to be, right here on earth, the reflection or our Higher Self–to manifest the full potential inherent in our spiritual self.  How?  By understanding, accessing and developing the spiritual part of ourselves.  By liberating our own inner greatness so that we can fulfill our soul’s highest calling and help others do the same.

We all have moments when we feel connected with our Higher Self–when we are creative and sensitive, compassionate and caring loving and joyful.  But there are other moments when we feel out of sync with our Higher Self–moments when we become angry, depressed, lost.  What the spiritual path is all about is learning to sustain the connection to the highest part of ourselves so that we can make our greatest contribution to humanity. Use this mantra for protection and see a waterfall of dazzling white light surrounding your Higher Self.

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Beloved I AM Presence bright,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Round me seal your tube of light                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   From ascended master flame                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Called forth now in God’s own name.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Let it keep my temple free                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From all discord sent to me.

I AM calling forth violet fire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To blaze and transmute all desire,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Keeping on in freedom’s name                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Till I AM one with violet flame. (3x)

The ascended master El Morya, know to students of Theosophy as the master M., says our mission involves perfecting the talents that God has placed within our soul. “The purpose of life,” he says, is to find God–in yourself, in your talents, in your calling and in your sacred labor. It is to endow anything you do with Spirit.”   When we do not pursue our soul’s passion the consequences can be spiritually, emotionally and even physically devastating. Not only can it make us grouchy, but it can make us emotionally and physically ill.  “The lost soul,” writes medical intuitive Caroline Myss, “is very susceptible to illness.”  The feeling that life has lost its soul, or that our soul has lost its life, can also lead to addictions as a way to escape from reality.

DISCOVER YOUR PASSION

If you have never thought about your passion in life, answering these questions may not be easy. Just let your heart speak to you and allow the answers to come in their own time.  Ask your Higher Self to send you divine direction, and then be open to all possibilities.

1.  Am I happy with the direction of my life and with how I spend most of my time?

2.  What is my passion in life?

3.  What is the greatest talent God has given me to share with others

4.  How can I refine and perfect it?

5.  How can I use my talent to make the most outstanding contribution to my family, my community, those who need me in my circle of influence?

6.  How can I capitalize on this talent to make a living and thus devote a major percentage of my time to it?

The Art of Practical Spirituality by Elizabeth Clare Prophet