In the Bhagwad Gita Lord Krishna has referred to ‘the stillness of the mind’ as the greatest activity. So you help someone towards this great activity because it is the right thing to do. It is important to discern one who is ready from one who is not yet.
And there is a difference in discerning and judging.
When the mind stops drifting and becomes still you realize that which is the real you, the eternal Self that cannot be slain nor burnt, that within which lies the universe, where the play of the trinity and the duality are at rest, where time ceases to exist.
The Teacher teaches in many ways and on many levels.
One of the ways and levels is the physical. At this level it is possible to have trademarks and copyrights. Just like at this level prosperity is recognized by rupees or euros or dollars etc.– different forms of the one original energy. So the Teachings will take many forms to satisfy people.
But the original healing energies which help us to unravel many hidden truths will remain unchanged. These levels of Teachings are far more potent and versatile.
At the physical level the Courts decide, in the inner levels the Teacher decides who to teach. All levels have their relevance and hence they must be respected.
We have all heard about the effect planetary positions have on our lives, in various phases of the lunar calendar, and many of us have witnessed instances of such influences causing irregularities in our physiological systems or behaviour. Here is one interesting aspect of these phenomena that may throw light on this relationship.
Our Solar System has eight planets, and the Milky Way has many solar systems, with many planets each. These planets are the chakras of the Planetary Being of the Solar System they belong to!
Just as our bodies inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, or eat food and eliminate the waste, our chakras inhale fresh prana and exhale the used up prana. We all know that our eliminated waste is “food” for another kingdom. Bacteria and other microbes feed on and break down this waste product, thereby creating manure that acts as fertilizer for the plant kingdom! Even the carbon dioxide we exhale is used by plants for photosynthesis, which replenishes the atmospheric oxygen!
Similarly, the exhalation of our chakras is also food for another etheric kingdom. Therefore, we may assume that the exhalation of the planetary chakras is food for the inhabitants of these planets. Since the Earth is a part of the Solar system, the exhalation of the planets of this particular Solar system is etheric food for us! Since etheric food is inhaled by our chakras, it is easy to conclude that different chakras are affected differently by the exhalation of different planets.
We often find that though the same food may be offered to a number of people, it is easily digested by some and perhaps not so well by others. As pranic healers, we know that the digestive system is maintained by proper functioning of certain chakras. Similarly, the etheric food we eat is good or not so good for us depending on our etheric health. If the chakras are well balanced and the circulation of prana is smooth and uninterrupted, the etheric food will make us stronger and healthier. If however, the system is not running smoothly, the same prana may cause malfunction.
This may be why the same planetary position is good for some people and not so suitable for others! This is why healers find that during a certain phase of the planets, many patients turn up with similar patterns of chakral conditions!
Meditation on twin hearts is directly linked to the law of karma. During the meditation we bless the earth with love, peace, happiness, spirituality, kindness…… ..what we give comes back to us many many times….. Therefore meditate more!!
Souls are like fruits on a tree. If you look at the fruit – a young fruit is hard, bitter, difficult to bite and difficult to accept… so are the young souls. When fruits ripen or mature they become soft, mellow and sweet… and that is how the mature souls are – kind, mellow, forgiving and humble.
The difference is, fruits take a few months to mature and the souls take a few incarnations.
When a soul is very young it uses its knowledge as a weapon to hurt others, slightly matured souls hurt themselves, while mature souls are constantly helping others… helping others evolve and helping others mature, they are always giving and forgiving.
As we grow our responsibilities and priorities changes.
This would mean that though our current responsibilities are at the same place, but we are ready to take on more responsibilities, we are growing. Growing does not mean physical growth. It means that we are prepared to undertake that road… we are constantly growing and learning new virtues and it is also important to ground ourselves.
In the run up to Diwali as we clean our homes, the volunteers got together to clean the Centre – our “spiritual home”.
A message from Damini:
“On 14th October - the volunteers managed to scrub the kitchen completely, the glass part of the bookshelf and the cabinet under the player. The rest will be done on Sunday… We thank Rachna, Meghna and Bablu for the help and we thank Diya for the yummy idlis she dropped off.”
“On 16th October – the volunteers cleaned all the shelves this morning and the bathroom thanks to the enthusiastic help from Sujata, Rachna, Vanita, Akshay and Diya…..and in the afternoon the brass was polished till it shone, all the chairs scrubbed with soap, the computer table and the area behind the stairs re-done… thanks to Rachna & Bablu! Its been a lot of hard work and a lot of fun with all of you…and amazing to see a sparkling new centre…..thank you all for the help! ”
“On 17th October – yet another wonderful “cleaning’ session at the centre. Ravi Rishiraj ji and Aparna kindly cleaned all of Master’s photos, the posters on the walls, scrubbed the water cooler, the top of the main table , the window jaalis and the small lights. Thank you!”
You would have oft heard the famous line from one of Shakespeare’s plays “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. Though I’ve read these words often I don’t think I have ever seriously pondered over the true significance of these words until I was faced with a certain problem in life and turned to a senior pranic healer for guidance.
He beautifully explained to me that life is like a stage and each one of us actors with a role to play. But unlike a play or a film we have not been provided with a script beforehand and do not have a director. Instead, we have been granted the freedom to not only write our own script but also choose the manner in which we would like to enact our part. We also have the freedom to constantly change and improvise our script and refine our acting skills along the way as the play (i.e. life) unfolds.
Unfortunately, instead of focusing on our own script and our role, we often try and change the script of others around us and try and direct the manner they should enact their role. This is not only unfair on the other person as it takes away the god-given freedom & gift that each individual has to author their own script but also causes us a lot of unhappiness, frustration and distress. In doing so we also plant seeds and incur negative karma.
Instead, when faced with any situation in life be it in our relationships (be it friends, family, colleagues, teachers, passers-by on the road) or otherwise if we just focus on improvising and changing our own script and our acting skills & bless the other person or situation, not only will we find inner peace and happiness and incur good karma but also evolve and in doing so help the other person evolve.
“Spiritual development is dependent upon inner Purification or character building” says our beloved MCKS
Powerful words but have you ever wondered what they really mean? I have been meditating regularly for a few months now. As I was talking to a senior healer I was recounting the fact that I while I felt and peace, was filled with immense happiness, love, strength and hope as a result of the meditations, I noticed that I had also become much more irritable off-late and was wondering how to change that.
He reminded me gently that while twin hearts is a wonderful meditation- both cleansing and energizing… truly a gift from the great ones…it does have the effect of increasing the size of our chakras. As a result of this, both our positive and the negative qualities get magnified.
He explained this through a wonderful example of meditation being like the body of a car but character building being the wheels which make the car run. He said while it is extremely important to regularly start the car, oil the engines, clean the car, polish the car, ultimately if the car does not have wheels that run, are filled with air, have sufficient treads and are in good condition, the car, as wonderful it may be, will not run.
This example really drove home the importance of character building and made me realize that while the meditation, the healing and other techniques we are taught are important to improve oneself and grow spiritually, unless we focus on character building and the practice of the virtues simultaneously, we will become like the body of the car without wheels and ultimately stagnate.
We are constantly blessing the universe around us. Whether we raise our hands in blessing position or bless through our chakras, it doesn’t matter – the process is continuous.
What matters is what we bless it with – whether we bless it with fear or with loving kindness – the choice is ours.
Whatever we bless it with, will come back to us many times over.