Kriya yoga

Kriya Yoga
1. Kriya Yoga is an ancient and powerful system of meditation, which promises perfect health, peace of mind and a stressfree life. The people of India have practiced it for many centuries under the guidance of trained teachers. Kriya Yoga approaches the study of the Self with a sense of reflection and introspection so that the spiritual traveler may understand the conditions of his her mind. The everchanging mind is the biggest barrier to calmness and selfrealization.Kriya Yoga is the ancient path of Soulculture and spiritual life. The life of the entire creation is breath. The life force of the entire creation is God Himself. The entire creation is permeated and pervaded with His presence. Without God, there is nothing. Everything is born in God, lives in God and merges with God like waves in the ocean.The soul is immortal, deathless, pure and divine. Because of the Soul, the body is alive, beautiful and active. Through the Soul, man does many types of work. Work in Sanskrit is derived from the root Kri. Kri means to do and Ya means the Soul. All work is done by the power of God, the living life of God, the breath; this is Kriya. .....
Benefits of Kriya Yoga
2. Mental
Calmness of mind, inner peace and the stilling of the internal chatterbox
An ability to be in the present moment rather than in the past or future
Enhancement of ones concentration and focusing abilities
Release of anxiety and stress, lessening of orry.
Emotional
Transformation of negative emotions into more positive energy
Transformation of negative and toxic emotions such as anger, resentment and worry
Physical
Improvement of physical health, healing of longheld physical ailments
Increased flexibility and toning stretching of muscles
Increased flexibility of the spine and vertebrae
Muscle relaxation and unwinding of the fascia (connective tissue)
Improvement and expansion of breathing ability
Toning of the major internal organs (liver, stomach, spleen, kidneys, colon etc)
Spiritual and overall
A greater sense of life enjoyment
An increased sense of hope and faith in the world
The ability to let go of old patterns of hopelessness and despair
Increased compassion and understanding for other people and their problems
An increased desire to be of service to humanity, friends, family and colleagues
A greater understanding of the meaning of life and why we are here
An understanding of your life purpose
Ultimately a movement towards and experience of oneness with God and all life. .....
Science and Spiritual Life
3. Science or material well being is never an obstacle for a truly spiritual life. The human being is a complex combination of body, mind and intelligence with the constant association of the Soul. Science has been a blessing, to some extent, for body, mind and intelligence, but without spirituality neither complete manifestation of the Soul, nor perfection of life is possible. Science and spirituality complement each other. Without science, spirituality is paralysed and without spirituality, science is blind. Spirituality brings inner strength, regulation and dynamism. Kriya Yoga is the beautiful combination of science and spirituality. .....
Scientific Path of Soul Culture
4. Kriya Yoga is the scientific technique of meditation that brings allround development in man. The human being is a complex creation of God. As for the human brain, it remains a mystery to the scientists even now. A complex mechanism of brain cells and the cerebrospinal system not only regulates the human activities, but also the entire world. The human brain has immense capability. The physical, mental and intellectual growth can be accelerated through the practice of this scientific Kriya Yoga meditation. The brain cells are energised and rejuvenated, bringing good memory, control over the emotions through regulation of the neurons in the nerves.The brain and the spine can be magnetised and energised by the scientific technique of Kriya Yoga, which in turn hastens physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual change.The nerve plexuses, ie. the chakras in Yogic language are situated in the spine and glands like the pons, pituitary and pineal glands and are activated by meditation.Kriya Yoga can transform body and mind into excellent health with calmness. It does not give attractive and alluring promises to be achieved in future.

It gives immediate results. When one touches the fire, it burns the hand. When one touches a bare electrified wire, one gets the shock of the current. Similarly, when one practices this beautiful meditation technique one perceives divine power in every breath and feels the change in ones own life.Anyone can practice this simple technique under the guidance of the Master or the teachers. Selfrealisation at every moment and in every breath is the highest necessity for getting calmness and being free from the binding results of karma. The Soul is the innermost substance and core of ones being. In every step of ones life, one can perceive the Divinity. .....

Breath and Mind
5. In the teachings of Kriya Yoga we are taught how mind and breath are correlated We are what our mind is and our mind is what our breath is. The significance of breath has been known to human civilizations by realized souls for thousands of years. In the middle part of the 19th century an elusive and mysterious Master Mahavatar Babaji brought this technique to the world through the lineage of Masters Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri, Swami Shriyukteswar, Swamy Sri Bhupendranath Sanyal, Paramahamsa Yogananada, Swami Sri Satyananda and beloved Gurudev Sri Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Today this lineage is continued by Sri Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.

Breath is life. Breath is an indestructible gift of God with its own presence. Breath integrates the body and soul. Without proper breathing process, disintegration starts. The physical body starts diverging away from the soul, which is a form of death. Not only the breath, but also its quality or type, or the way each inhalation and exhalation is undertaken, is important to the evolutionary process of becoming a human being.The breath and the mind are correlated and causally connected. Through breath control one can get calmness and inner peace. In the authentic Kriya technique, one gradually regulates the breathing pattern. Meditation is the means of achieving the state of ceasing physical and mental activities completely. You can master breathing so that life will be regulated and balanced. .....

Kri and Ya
6. The word Yoga comes from the root yuj. It has 32 meanings in Sanskrit, but the most appropriate here is to unite. The union of the individual Self with the Cosmic Self, the child of God with God, the Father. Therefore, the body with the Soul is Yoga.Kriya Yoga is a supreme science of Selfrealisation. It is a scientific technique of action with constant Godconsciousness, which ultimately leads to realisation going beyond the body, mind, intellect, thought, and even the world, to Soulconsciousness.To perceive the Soul in every breath, in every moment, in every action, in everything and every being is Kriya Yoga. By the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation, one aspires to lead a life of divine consciousness, which ultimately brings love, purity and joy. .....
History and Tradition of Kriya Yoga
7. Kriya Yoga is an ageold tradition. There is no record of its history. It is the technique of spirituality, which has been practiced by saints, seers and sages from time immemorial. Even in Indian mythology, it is mentioned that Rama and Krishna also practiced and taught this technique of Kriya Yoga.After apparently being lost in the increasing spiritual decline of later epochs, towards the middle of the nineteenth century, a mysterious Master, the timeless Avatar Babaji Maharaj, brought the teaching into a new form and gave the ancient heritage the name Kriya Yoga. Babaji is a renowned Yogi, who is supposed to have lived in the Himalayas for many hundreds of years until the present time. However, he reveals himself only to a few people.He handed the teaching of Kriya Yoga over to his student Lahiri Mahasaya, a family man from Benares, who reached the highest realisation through the practice of this technique. This revolutionary aspect contributed to the proliferation of Kriya Yoga all over India.

Lahiri Mahasaya had many important students. One of the most outstanding was Swami Shriyukteshwar Giri, a true incarnation of divine wisdom. He was the Guru of Paramahansa Yogananda, who went to America by the order of Babaji in 1920, and who later became known in the West with his wonderful book Autobiography of a Yogi.The last great living master of Kriya Yoga who was a direct disciple of Swami Shriyukteshwar Giri and Paramahansa Yogananda, was Paramahamsa Hariharananda. He was 95 years young when he left the body attaining mahasamadhi on 3rd December 2002. He is the author of Kriya Yoga and other spiritual books and has memorised and fully understands all of the major scriptures including the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Bible, the Koran and the Torah. At the age of 40 he obtained the highest state of Yoga nirvikalpa samadhi which means breathless and pulseless state. .....

Lineage of Kriya Yoga Gurus
8. In ancient times, Kriya Yoga was revealed by God to Vivaswan, the first King of the solar dynasty in ancient India. Vivaswan taught it to Manu, and Manu in turn taught it to Ikshwaku, and the teaching continued to be past down through the ages. Later it was taught by Krishna to Arjuna and many others... then many centuries later Babaji taught Yogiraj Lahiri Baba who passed it on to his disciples.

Since then it has continued to passed on through the lineage of Masters Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri, Swami Shriyukteswar, Swamy Sri Bhupendranath Sanyal, Paramahamsa Yogananada, Swami Sri Satyananda and beloved Gurudev Sri Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Today this lineage is continued by Sri Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. .....

Prajnana Mission
9. Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, the current head of a great lineage of Kriya Yoga, is the president of various charitable organizations which are run by the Kriya Institute.One of these organizations is the Prajnana Mission, which was founded in 1993 by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, on the advice and divine guidance of his Guru Paramahamsa Hariharananda. The mission provides educational grants to the blind, handicapped and orphaned students, and towards the construction of building projects such as high school libraries.The Mission teaches the discipline of Kriya Yoga to sincere seekers irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion. It is meant to provide spiritual, mental, physical and intellectual upliftment to those on the path of selfrealization. The Mission is dedicated to the service of humanity through many spiritual, charitable and educational activities. .....
The Science of Kriya Yoga
10. A sincere spiritual seeker who follows the path of Kriya Yoga with love and devotion and a desire for spiritual growth can attain Selfrealization even within one lifetime. This powerful yoga is a manifestation of the many yogas described in the Bhagavad Gita, but primarily it derives from
Karma Yoga detachment from the fruits of actions in the world, and more importantly, from the inner activity of the mind
Jnana Yoga a disciplined intellect acquires spiritual knowledge, and this wisdom creates freedom through detachment from the fruits of actions
Bhakti Yoga unconditional love is awakened by gratitude and by the joy arising from the oneness with all creation, which is cosmic consciousness .....
A Simple NonSectarian Technique
11. Kriya Yoga is nonsectarian. Its simple technique causes no hardship, requires no austerities, and suits aspiring householders as well as monks. From the principles of Karma Yoga, Kriya Yoga teaches that all action, kri, is done by the indwelling soul, ya. Continuous awareness of the power of the indwelling soul can transform all activity into worship. Awareness that the soul must inhale every breath leads to mind control and liberation.
The Kriya technique emphasizes the relationship between breath and mind. The breath influences the mind and viceversa. This reciprocal relationship reveals the secret of controlling the mind Breath control is selfcontrol. Breath mastery is selfmastery. Breathlessness is deathlessness. The breathless state of samadhi is the realization of the Absolute. .....
Direct Transmission From Teacher to Student
12. Kriya Yoga is a golden opportunity to reach higher states of consciousness and change your life, by developing the body, mind, intellect, and awareness of the soul. It is a quick and easy path. Kriya Yoga techniques are passed down from master to disciple, master to aspirant, teacher to student.

No written document records when the ancient tradition of Kriya Yoga began. This spiritual technique has been practiced by saints, seers, and sages from time immemorial. The rishis (seers) of the Upanishads, Shri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, Maharshi Patanjali in his Yoga Sutra, and many other masters of yoga practiced and taught this scientific method through the ages. Kriya Yoga is a powerful tool to be used by seekers of all religions in order to hasten spiritual development. Adi Shankara in the Viveka Chudamani described three things that are very rare in this world to have a human birth, to have desire for liberation, and to have the company of a great soul and realized master. .....

Technique Origins
13. n modern times, in 1861, an elusive and mysterious master, Mahavatar Babaji, reintroduced the ancient Kriya technique to the general public through his able disciple, Shri Shyamacharan Lahiri, a pious householder. Lahiri Mahasaya, as he was popularly known, had many realized disciples. Foremost among them were Swami Shriyukteshwar Giri, who was well versed in the scriptures of both the East and West, and who attained the highest state of realization, and Shrimat Bhupendranath Sanyal Mahasaya, a householder yogi most noted for his metaphorical interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita in the light of Kriya Yoga. Among the many disciples of Swami Shriyukteshwar were Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and Swami Satyananda Giri, who was the president of Karar Ashram until 1971, which had been founded by Swami Shriyukteshwar in 1903. Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who was president of Karar Ashram from 1971 as well as the president of the Kriya Yoga international organizations he founded, was also a direct disciple of Swami Shriyukteshwar. Both Paramahamsa Yogananda and Paramahamsa Hariharananda were Selfrealized and instrumental in spreading the teachings of Kriya Yoga around the world.

Until the time of his mortal transition into spirit, December 3, 2002, at the age of 95 (19072002), Paramahamsa Hariharananda oversaw each students spiritual development. Lovingly called Baba by thousands of disciples and students around the world, his divine love and compassion remain unparalleled.Today, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, the realized disciple and successor of Paramahamsa Hariharananda, travels the world as a powerful spiritual master, loving teacher, prolific author, and speaker. Under his loving direction, the Kriya Yoga international organizations, supported by its monks, yogacharyas, and devotees, continue to thrive. .....

How To Get Started
14. At Kriya Yoga ashrams and centers throughout the world, guided meditations are open to those initiated by authorized teachers. Introductory programs and initiations are offered regularly.We are happy for the opportunity to help you in any way we can with your Kriya practice. To learn more about Kriya Yoga, please see the listing of the ashram or center nearest you and call the contact person directly. .....
Preparing the Field
15. People who wish to receive initation are encouraged to prepare their field by becoming familiar with the teachings of Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. A good place to start is to read past issues of the Soul Culture magazine (currently free on the www.kriya.org website), or purchase one of the books written by Paramahamsa Hariharananda or Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. .....
Attending a Kriya Yoga Program
16. Yogacharyas regularly tour the United States, Europe, and India to deliver lectures, initiate students, conduct guided meditation classes, and provide spiritual counseling. Please consult our calendar section for their touring schedules, or contact your regional center or ashram for information about dates and locations of programs.A Kriya Yoga program consists of an introductory lecture, followed by initiation into the authentic Kriya Yoga by an approved yogacharya, and a minimum of three followup group guided meditations under the supervision of the yogacharya. Afterwards, individuals practice regularly on their own and attend group meditations in their area, depending on their availability (usually weekly).In addition, some of the yogacharyas may reside in your area who may be available on a perappointment basis to instruct and guide seekers in the ancient science of Kriya Yoga. .....
The Tradition of Kriya Yoga
17. The ancient tradition for learning the royal science of Kriya Yoga meditation begins with purification. Students participate in a holy ceremony to purify the spine and the body. Each seeker is initiated on an individual basis through the direct contact of a teacher of this lineage. The teacher directly infuses the triple divine qualities of sound, vibration, and light into the initiate. Through this process, the seeker learns to perceive the inner light of the soul, hear divine sound, and feel the divine movement sensation all over the body. Sacred mantras are chanted throughout the ceremony with adequate explanations in English.In the beginning of the ceremony, basic techniques for quieting the mind are taught, preparing the seeker for the infusion of divine energy. Initiation into the Holy Stream of Divine Consciousness is attained by overcoming the internal chatter of the mind. As the thought processes are calmed, it is possible to merge into the Divine in the form of sound, vibration, and light. .....
Health is Wealth
18. The human body is the principal thing and the foundation for a happy and spiritual life. It is why there is a proverb in Sanskritarram dyam khaludharma sdhanam Take care of the body; through good health one can practice and progress in spiritual life.The body can be compared with a car or a machine. Kept in perfect condition it gives immense utility. If the bodyvehicle is not in good condition, then it is difficult to reach the destination of life, that is Godrealization.The greatest wonder in the universe is the human life, i.e. the soul living in a house the bodysensesmindintellect complex. The human body is the most delicate system with many automatic and powerful organs. Heart and lungs are nonstop pumping sets, the eyes are the automatic cameracumprojector which constantly takes accurate and perfect pictures immediately. The nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves is the fastest communication system. The ear, nose, tongue, skin, genitals are delicate organs in their own fields. The stomach constantly digests varieties of food and the small intestine assimilates the essence of the food. The anus, urinary organ, skin, nose, etc. constitute the drainage system of the body. There are many glands with ducts and without ducts like pancreas, spleen, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, etc. which regulate the human system.Above all, the human brain, a small part of the human body, has tremendous power; it controls, regulates and systematizes all functions of the body and the mind. It is also called the divine kingdom, because the seat of the soul, the source of all spiritual energy, dwells in it.

If any human limb is in disorder, the whole body suffers and life becomes miserable. The human body is the vehicle for peace and happiness, but it may often becomes a storehouse of diseases. Diseases destroy the blessings of living. The bodily ailment brings physical suffering, mental upset, monetary strain and above all loss of precious human energy and time.By the practice of the scientific technique of Kriya Yoga, the entire human system is magnetized and energized in a very short time. All the internal organs like liver, pancreas, spleen, thyroid, pituitary, pineal organs are activated. They secrete necessary hormones and enzymes to keep the body fit. There will be sufficient blood circulation in the brain and spine for balanced supply of oxygen to every remote part of the body. The digestive system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, excretory system, nervous system, genital system, etc. become active and efficient.The ancient yogis, speaking high of Kriya Yoga, wroteKriya Yoga cures and prevents many unknown and fatal diseases, increases the digestive and assimilating power which confers a beautiful, lustrous and slim body until death. It prevents premature old age and death, giving a long and healthy life.By the practice of this scientific technique, the body and mind remain diseasefree, enabling one to live a complete life span of hundred years, as declared in the Isha Upanishad, mantra 2 jijivishet shatam samah. Through a life of moderation and regular practice of Kriya Yoga one can enjoy the beauty of human life, perceiving peace, bliss and joy. .....

Mind Control
19. Mind is the greatest blessing as well as a terrible human predicament. A regulated, controlled and channeled mind can give and fulfill all the expectation of human life, but if uncontrolled, it brings hell, miseries and sufferings. Although man is endowed with tremendous mental power, it is unused, misused and even abused. The mind is most powerful and moves faster than any thing else.The Kriya technique highlights the relationship between breath and mind. Breath influences mind and viceversa. Their mutual relationship revealed the mystery of how to control the mind.

Breath control is selfcontrol. Breath mastery is self mastery. Breathlessness stage is deathlessness stage that bring the state of samadhi, the realization of the Absolute.Kriya Yoga is based on a scientific breathing that pacifies the mind, slows the breathing process, and makes the breath flow inside the nostrils instead of outside.By the practice of Kriya Yoga the mind becomes in a short time calm, quiet and thoughtless. The blood absorbs a better quantity of oxygen and becomes quiclky decarbonized, which increases the general wellbeing. Man may become free from the stress and strain of life. A number of psychosomatic diseases can be avoided. .....

Intellectual Development
20. Mans memory, intelligence, brain power bring success in the material and worldly life. Kriya Yoga will make one simple, pure, perfect, humble and constantly alert. By the practice of the scientific technique of Kriya Yoga, one gets promptness, ready wit, fitness to cope with any situation or circumstance, and positive thinking.Through more circulation in the head, thereby energizing the brain cells, the working capacity of the brain is enhanced. One will not get easily tired, and the memory and retentive quality of the brain will increase. .....
Personality Development
21. The word personality comes from the Latin word persona, which means mask or covering. The formless soul is covered with the three bodies of ignorance (causal), thought (astral) and gross activity (physical). Man suffers from weak personality because of falsehood, hypocrisy, jealousy, ego, arrogance, malice, duplicity, all negative qualities. All these negative qualities diminish the standard of human personality.By the practice of Kriya Yoga, one will be free from all negative qualities of human life. Love will flourish. The bond of friendship will be stronger. The body will be beautiful till death. Ones appearance will be loving, pleasant, convincing and divine. One will have a sweet and balanced talk. By carefully avoiding unnecessary godless chatter, one will get immense mental, intellectual and spiritual energy by the techniques of Kriya Yoga. Ones own power of understanding will increase, so also the power to take decision in a critical moment.All the noble and divine wishes will be fulfilled. One will get thorough control over the restless and turbulent senses. Selfcontent, selfdiscipline and Godconsciousness will bring a change in ones life. Kriya Yoga brings change in the entire human personality, making one free from falsehood and all negatives, and constantly absorbed in truth and divinity. .....
Spiritual Growth
22. Selfrealization is ones birthright and the highest objective of human life. The power of God is ever present, but one is not able to perceive it constantly, in every moment, due to delusion, illusion and error.Kriya Yoga enables constant soulawareness, in every breath, in every thought and every moment. It quickens spiritual evolution and takes one to the door of spiritual realization in a short time.Free from unnecessary hardship of other socalled yoga of bodygymnastic, with a little effort and endeavor, one gets ample spiritual harvest. However the necessary precondition is to practice the technique with love, daily, regularly and sincerely with implicit faith on God and guru.

Kriya Yoga meditation enables one to feel that God and His creation are one. Constant happiness, peace, bliss and joy will be the constant companions of one who practices Kriya Yoga.Few words cannot explain or highlight the immense benefits of the marvelous technique of Kriya Yoga. The real path is perceived by the one who follows, practices and realizes. .....

Dangers to Kriya yoga
23. Kriya yoga is absolutely safe for everybody. Anyone who has an inclination towards better health of mind and body can practice it. The only thing that you need to be aware of is that you should always learn the practice from a reputed guru. The reason for this is that selfawareness brings with it complications that can very well unhinge an unprepared person (someone who does not receive guidance from a learned guru). If you want to practice yoga yourself, it is better to try mindfulness meditation or practice asanas (postures).Yoga is based on love and understanding and awareness of oneself is achieved by understanding our place in this universe. .....
Open Oneself to the Blessings of God
24. Prayer with devotion is a wonderful means of opening oneself to the freely flowing blessings of God, a necessary link of mans life to the Infinite Source of all benefaction. But it takes a long time for prayer to be effective when the mind is outwardly roaming. That is why one hour of Kriya Yoga meditation can bestow more effect than twentyfour hours of ordinary prayer.Those who practice the technique of Kriya deeply for even a little while, and sit long in meditation in the resultant stillness, find that the force of their prayer is doubled, trebled, a hundred times more powerful. If one enters the inner temple of silence and worships before the altar of God with prayer and invocation of His presence, he comes quickly. When the consciousness is withdrawn from the sensory surface of the body and its surroundings and centralized in the cerebrospinal shrines of soul perception, that is the most effective time to pray. .....
Highest Method of God Contact
25. Kriya Yoga is the highest method of God contact. In my own search for God I traveled all over India, and heard wisdom from the lips of a number of her greatest masters. I can therefore vouch for the fact that in SelfRealization teachings are the highest truths and scientific techniques given to mankind by God and the Great Ones.The aftereffects of Kriya bring with them the utmost peace and bliss. The joy that comes with Kriya is greater than the joys of all pleasurable physical sensations put together. .....
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Learn to Meditate
27. Paramahansa Yoganandas personal instructions on how to practice the science of Kriya Yoga meditation, taken from the classes he gave for more than thirty years, are presented in detail in the SelfRealization Fellowship Lessons.In addition, the Lessons provide his practical guidance and techniques for attaining balanced physical, mental, and spiritual well being the health, healing, success, and harmony that yoga bestows in every aspect of life. These howtolive principles are an absolutely essential component of any truly successful meditation practice.If you have not yet enrolled for the Lessons, you will find on these pages some basic instructions on how to meditate, which you can use right away to begin experiencing the peace and communion with the Divine that meditation brings. .....
Daily Practice
28. The meditation period should last at least thirty minutes in the morning and thirty minutes at night. The longer you sit, enjoying the state of meditative calm, the faster you will progress spiritually. Carry into your daily activities the calmness you feel in meditation; that calmness will help you to bring harmony and happiness into every department of your life.Through daily practice of the foregoing instructions, you can prepare yourself for the practice of the deeper techniques of concentration and meditation that are given in the SelfRealization Fellowship Lessons. These scientific techniques will enable you to dive ever more deeply in the great ocean of Gods presence. We all exist at this very moment in that ocean of Spirit; but only by steadfast, devoted, scientific meditation may we consciously perceive that we are individualized soul waves on the vast ocean of Gods bliss. .....
Pray Deeply to God
29. Whether you see the light of the spiritual eye or not, however, you should continue to concentrate at the Christ Consciousness center between the eyebrows, praying deeply to God and His great saints. In the language of your heart invoke Their presence and Their blessings.A good practice is to take an affirmation or a prayer from the SelfRealization Fellowship Lessons, or from Paramahansa Yoganandas Whispers from Eternity or Metaphysical Meditations, and spiritualize it with your own devotional yearning.Silently chant and pray to God, keeping the attention at the point between the eyebrows, until you feel Gods response as calm, deep peace and inner joy. .....
Focus Attention at the Spiritual Eye
30. With the eyelids half closed (or completely closed, if this is more comfortable to you), look upward, focusing the gaze and the attention as though looking out through a point between the eyebrows. (A person deep in concentration often knits his brows at this spot.) Do not cross the eyes or strain them; the upward gaze comes naturally when one is relaxed and calmly concentrated.

What is important is fixing the whole attention at the point between the eyebrows. This is the Christ Consciousness center, the seat of the single eye spoken of by Jesus The light of the body is the eye if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light (Matthew 622).When the purpose of meditation is fulfilled, the devotee finds his consciousness automatically concentrated at the spiritual eye, and he experiences, according to his inner spiritual capacity, a state of joyous divine union with Spirit. .....

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Equation Watch. Watches : For a maths freak, this watch provides a great way to get your brain working, all the numbers have been replaced with some tricky looking formulas. With plenty of decimals, square roots, divisions and fractions, you can unleash your inner .....
Healthy Hair
To reduce damage to your tresses. And add pouf to your do, dry your hair until 90 percent of the moisture is removed, then stop. Most people falsely believe they must use a hair dryer until their hair is bone-dry. Not true. The style should fall into place if your hair is healthy and .....
Weird Fruit
Marula. The Marula is a deciduous tree native to Southern and Eastern Africa. The distribution of the tree throughout Africa, follow the migratory patterns of the Bantu people, as it was an important source of food, and they planted more trees along their wa .....
Precautions while using ATM Machines
Instead of debit method. When checking out with your purchases, consider using the credit method instead of debit method.Credit method requires your signature, not your PIN. That way you don t have to enter your PIN in view of the people behind you in the checkout lane. If y .....
One Pocket Pool
SCORE WHEN ITS SAFE TO. One Pocketis a single rack game it can take only a few shots to win, yet one mistake and your opponent might run out too! So be careful how you select your shots and be careful how you play them, but keep in mind ultimately you have to shoot aggres .....
Benefits of Coriander
Combats Hair Loss. Cilantro juice is a wonderful remedy for promoting new hair growth and combating hair loss as it contains essential vitamins and proteins which help in hair growth. You can make a paste from fresh cilantro leaves using few drops of water and extracti .....
Cartoon Characters
Cartman. Eric Theodore Cartman is a character on the American animated television series South Park. One of the four main characters along with Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny McCormickVoiced by Trey Parker, Cartman is an overweight, spoiled, foul-mout .....
Ways To Waste Less Food
Make frittatas with your leftover vegetables. Don t worry about what the recipe calls for Just throw in last night s spinach and call it a win. .....
Salaries of WWE Superstars
Titus ONeil Dollar 335050. After a rocky start in NXT Titus looked to finally harness his supreme physical ability into something usable in the ring. After gaining momentum as a tag team with Darren Young ONeil looked to be getting a push after pulling a Shawn Michaels to Youn .....
Career Options After Graduation
Finance. These are some of the topmost professional courses required in the competitive economy. One can join institutes where these courses are offered. After completing the course student work in industries, corporate houses, MNCs, media houses, private and .....
Weird Birds
Hood Mockingbird. The Hood Mockingbird is an aberrant member of the Thrasher family of birds found on the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. These shocking songbirds have adapted to the lack of fresh water and food sources on the dry Galapagos Islands by drinking the blood .....
Small Things That Can Bring You Joy
Stop Saying I m Sorry. Science tells us that those of us who avoid apologies are happier than those who own up to their blunders. Refusing to apologize actually gives us a sense of power and entitlement, research shows. .....
Benefits of Brussel
Brussel. Brussel sprouts are small, leafy green buds resembling like miniature cabbages in appearance. The buds nonetheless are exceptionally rich sources of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In fact, a renewed interest is growing .....
Tips to get ready for School
Eat a well balanced. Orange juice and even grape juice are chock full of vitamin C. Never skip breakfast, or else you will feel tired throughout the day. .....
Best Gurudwaras in India You Must Visit
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib New Delhi. Located in the heart of Delhi, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the imminent landmarks of the capital city. Built between the 17th and the 18th century (In the 17th century it was a bungalow and in the 18th century new construction was done, this Gur .....
Daily Health Tips
Let Excess Weight Go Up to the Clouds. To lose weight, perspire. Exercise and the steam bath are equally effective. How to replace the water? Fasting on honey-lime juice water is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. In this mode of treatme .....
Benefits of Nectarine
Prevention of cancer. Nectarines contain chlorogenic acid, a natural compound which has multiple health benefits including prevention of various tumors and cancer such as colon cancer. Chlorogenic acid as suggested bystudiespossesses chemopreventive properties which inhib .....
Precautions while using Shampoo
Even the fanciest shampoo cant permanently change your hair. Washing your hair with the right shampoo is like a great exercise program: As long as you do it youll look good, but if you quit, three months later youre back to where you started, says Pelusi. a small amount of the shampoo product is smeared onto a .....
Benefits of Brussel
Consumption Tips. When buying Brussels sprouts, choose firm, compact, and those that are vividly green in color. Avoid yellowed or wilted leaves that are puffy or soft in texture. Do not choose those that have perforations in their leaves and indication that aphids r .....
Weird Country Names
Dildo Canada. According to Wikipedia, this town got its name from the phallusshaped pin stuck in the edging of a row boat to act as a pivot for the oar... Mmmhmm... Sure, Canadians. Whatever you say. Favorite local tourism site: TripAdvisors Dildo Vacations; be su .....
Benefits of Oranges
Lowers Cholesterol. Since theyandre full of soluble fiber, oranges are helpful in lowering cholesterol. Oranges are round citrus fruits with finelytextured skins that are, of course, orange in color just like their pulpy flesh; the skin can vary in thickness from very t .....
Festivals India
Naag Panchami. Naag Panchami is considered to be one of the most sacred days celebrated in India. Its a fast which is established on the fifth day of the bright half of the Shravan. Naag Panchami means festival of snakes. In India snakes enjoy a religious significa .....
Animal Themed Nail Art Designs
Leopard and zebra nails. To get this look, add light brown and white gradient on your nail. Then make leopard print on the brown part and zebra print on the white part of your nail. .....
Benefits of Oregano
Oregano in Your Cooking. Oreganos warm, aromatic flavor works well with many foods (not just Italian). Try adding it to your salad dressings, vegetables, or eggs, for starters. Beyond this, one of the best uses for oregano in your cooking is adding it to meat prior to cookin .....
Rules to play Speed Skating
Professionalism. After the 1972 season, European long track skaters founded a professional league, International Speedskating League, which included Ard Schenk, three time Olympic gold medallist in 1972, as well as five Norwegians, four other Dutchmen, three Swedes, .....
How to Maintain Good Hygiene
Take short warm showers instead of long hot showers. Long showers don't only waste water and electricity, they can clog your pores and dry out your skin. The heat is also tough on your hair. A short shower is all you need and will promote healthy skin. .....
Grandparents Day Celebration
The History of Grandparents day. National Grandparents Day falls each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. It not a holiday invented to sell cards and flowers. It was initiated at the grassroots level by West Virginian Marian Lucille Herndon McQuade, with the behindthescenes su .....
Benefits of Cinnamon
Blood Sugar Control. Cinnamon has properties that help those with insulin resistance. It is therefore very popular with Type 2 diabetics who take it to control their blood sugar variations. In another study Ceylon Cinnamon was found to have an effect on blood sugar contr .....
Benefits of Durian
What is Durian Famous For. In some Southeast Asian cultures, durianpowers nutrition facts have led to its use as a health food. This is spreading to the United States as part of the raw diet movement, as well. In Malaysia, the plant that yields durian fruit is often used in pr .....
What to Eat in Gujarat
Handvo. Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true .....
Astrology
Friendship Compatibility between Capricorn and Aquarius. Capricorn and Aquarius - Friendship Compatibility Profile : When Capricorn and Aquarius form a friendship, it is an alliance of two people who bring out the best in each other. Capricorn has a cautious, sensible approach to life. Aquarius has an unqu .....
Healthy Nose
Humidity in the Air. Keeping your homes air a bit more humid can help improve nose health as well. Humidity helps prevent things like waking in the middle of the night with nasal problems and can increase the ease of breathing. In some cases it can also help cut down on .....
Precautions while using Social Networking Sites
Third level of privacy. There are three levels of privacy settings to choose from for your profile. There is open to everyone, open to friends of friends and friends only. The best setting to use is the friends only setting on all of your privacy choices. Friends only is th .....
Rules to play Power Walking
Description. Power walking has been recommended (for example, by Kenneth H. Cooper) as an alternative to jogging for a low to moderate exercise regime, for instance 60 80% of maximum heart rate (HRmax). At the upper range walking and jogging are almost equally ef .....
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
The Hero of Bardoli. Bardoli is a Taluk in Gujarat. The people of this Taluk were in sheer distress, having suffered because of the floods and the famine. But, in this hour of distress, the foreign government raised the revenue taxes by thirty percent. The people did not .....
Forever Young Naturally Exercise
Exercise Essentials. Getting outfitted with the right pair of shoes or specialized equipment for your chosen activity helps you relax and feel comfortable. This helps boost your motivation to keep exercising, and so raise the amount of physical activity in your daily lif .....
100 Places to visit in India
Basilica of Bom Jesus. An iconic building of the state of Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. This magnificent church is located in the old part of the state and houses the remains of St. Francis Xavier. It is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque style constr .....
Watches You Cant Stop Watching
Minimal Analog Watch Design. This Watch would allow you to say it s a hair past a freckle and actually mean it, given its transparent clock face. The price for this one remains a mystery. .....
Benefits of Watermelons
Fats. The most surprising thing about watermelon seeds is the amount of fat they contain. In 1 cup of dried seeds, there are 51g of fat, with 11 of those being saturated fat. The other fats are monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and omega-6 fatty .....
Precautions while using Induction Cooker
Vessel Sizes. Cooking vessels at the extremes of size the very small and the very large occasionally raise issues. Because the auto detect feature that all induction units have is meant to assure that things from cooking implements (such as metal tongs or spoons .....
Important Tips for Hiring the Best Employees
Early Retirement Is an Option for Some Employees. Early retirement occurs when an employee decides to retire (leave work) before the age at which he or she becomes eligible to collect retirement resources such as Social Security, a company pension, or distributions from a 401(k) or another retiremen .....
Marriage Tips
A woman needs her partner to spend time giving her his full attention and looking directly into her eyes. When she receives this, she can easily get in touch with her feelings of love for her husband and becomes much more receptive to his needs. This is how intimacy can be fulfilling for both people ... magical even! .....
Best Names at the Sochi Olympics
Otgontsetseg Chinbat. Otgontsetseg Chinbat the Mongolian cross country skier competed at Sochi winter Olympics in the 10 km classical where she placed 70th. Born 30.4.91 Chinbat has also participated in the Asian winter games of 2011 in Kazakhstan where she won bronze in .....
Best Foods for Healthy Eyes
Orange juice and grapefruit juice. Yes, vitamin C gets a lot of love as an immune system juggernaut, but did you know its also been shown to help minimize the risk of cataracts and age related macular degeneration? With one cup of orange juice, you can claim up to 124 milligrams of vi .....
Street Food in India
Gajar Ka Halwa. Gajar Ka Halwa is a sweet dessert pudding associated mainly with the North India and Pakistan. It is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly. .....
krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Preparation for the festival 1. The home should be clearned and decorate it with flowers and other items. You should pay particular attention to the puja ghar and also the kitchen and the drawing room. The other items that you can use to decorate are the idols and sculptures of Lor .....
Surprisingly Scary Short Stories
Surprisingly Scary Short Stories 2. I cant sleep she whispered, crawling into bed with me. I woke up cold, clutching the dress she was buried in. .....
Akbar
Akbar the Administrator. Akbars administrative acumen was well displayed by his Mansabdari System. This was a system of administration introduced by Akbar to divide the whole territory into small regions and appoint Mansabars to control over the small regions. This system is .....
Rules to play Parachuting
All Change. The Teacher calls out birthday months, pre assigned numbers, colors, etc, and those children swap places under the chute before it falls, and run to an empty space. .....
Precautions while using Oxygen Therapy
Discuss with your doctor. If you have been prescribed oxygen 24 hours a day you may need a back up oxygen cylinder. Discuss with your doctor whether this is the case for you. When a cylinder is almost empty, close the valve and mark the cylinder as empty. Do not store full an .....
Tarot Cards
FIVE OF WANDS. This card indicates that you are in the midst of conflict, tension and competition and it is impacting your ability to move forward with your goals. Rather than being able to work together with others, you are coming up against it and are constantly .....
New Year Games
Bouncing ball drinking game. Have everyone sit in a circle with their drink in hand. You do need an IMAGINARY ball. The rules are simple but seem to get more confusing as the game progresses. Someone needs to start the game by saying one of the following words whiz, bounce or bo .....
Simple Science
Color Blindness. Color: The nerve fibers of the eye which carry the sensation of color to the brain are particularly sensitive to the primary colors - red, green, blue. Indeed, all color sensations are produced by the stimulation of three sets of nerves which are sen .....
Benefits of Beans
A Few Quick Serving Ideas. Include black beans with your other favorite toppings next time you make a stuffed baked potato.Black bean soup or chili is certain to warm you up on cold winter days or anytime of the year you want to enjoy its nurturing essence.For a mucho bueno tw .....
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