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EGO MIND. DISSOLVING THE EGO, REALIZING THE SELF. NATURE OF THE EGO
EGO MIND. DISSOLVING THE EGO, REALIZING THE SELF. NATURE OF THE EGO
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The Nature of the Archons – You may think this sounds confused; not at all. It is our habit to project onto another all our fears and unconscious limited understandings so we can see more clearly our own maladies. We create outside ourselves what lives within, and we do it quite well. We are master creators regardless of our awareness. In fact, until we look inside ourselves and identify this madness that separates us from each other, we are doomed to continue this same stale existence. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of times we can blow each other up. We are living in fear, interfacing with our world not from our core essence, our divinity; but instead, we live out of a collective wounding. Tavistock Institute. Part 122

The Nature of the Archons – You may think this sounds confused; not at all. It is our habit to project onto another all our fears and unconscious limited understandings so we can see more clearly our own maladies. We create outside ourselves what lives within, and we do it quite well. We are master creators regardless of our awareness. In fact, until we look inside ourselves and identify this madness that separates us from each other, we are doomed to continue this same stale existence. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of times we can blow each other up. We are living in fear, interfacing with our world not from our core essence, our divinity; but instead, we live out of a collective wounding. Tavistock Institute. Part 122

The archons controls the three physical chakras

The Archonic energies are able to work through our lower chakras

To overcome the Archons, one need to overcome the three lower chakras

Earth is the last planet to be freed from the Dark Forces, there can be no new Archon invasion. Although the Light’s victory over the dark is guaranteed, and all negative timelines are now gone, we still need to be careful. Archons on the astral plane will continue to exert pressure on the psychological weak spots of the awake beings of the Light in order to cause divisions among the Light Workers. It serves them well if they can create minor conflicts between tie Light Workers which will take our minds off of bringing down the Dark Agendas of Control and Mind Control on planet Earth.

Spiritual evolution is the progressive advance of mankind toward a state of things in which the light of ethical perfection shall be reflected from the face of human society; that is, in which all men shall live and move and have their being in mu-tually promoting the highest life of each and all. It means that the object of social reformation shall not be a mere change in the conditions under which men live, but a change in human nature itself. It means that we shall look forward consciously to the breaking forth of new powers in ourselves, to the release, through our own efforts, of capacities dimly latent in us.

There are other absurdities too in holding the illusion as a duality of the real and unreal. Then , the cognition. This is silver ‘ can never be an illusion, as it affirms the real. To contend still it is an illusion because the dual is mistaken as real.

When we are living consciously and in light of our deepest essence, there is no need to look outside ourselves for supportive understanding or in fear of judgment. We have only to rest in knowing wisdom is transcendent, found in the core of our soul. Instead we look to religion, philosophy, infinite fact-finding, and no doubt, some fiction to find our way.

We had only to click our heels together to find our grounding and center in the Divine. Duality has served its purpose during our evolution. It has kept us, in the best of cases, living in peace and harmony with each other and, in the worst of cases, at war with others and ourselves. It commands boundaries, along with rules and regulations that are meant to keep us safe and guide us mindlessly through the cookbook of living.

The message has been “follow the recipe of duality for a good and happy life now and in the hereafter, amen.” The problem with recipe living is, we are robbed of our soul’s expression. Creativity is lost, and we look more now like clones, losing the piece that is uniquely ours to bring into the world.

The symphony waiting to be heard by our planet, created by the singular notes of our diversity, has sadly never been written. The melody of our past, in some respects, is a strangely flat work devoid of dimension. We are here to create, not conform. Conformity is safe, and creativity is delightfully messy in its process.

Sadly, many of us have forgotten why we signed up to come to the planet in the first place. Fortunately, this is changing, and we are on the cusp of all consciousness shifting an octave higher, maybe more. The energy on our planet is speeding up, sometimes uncomfortably so. It’s a “shake, rattle, and roll” kind of transition, which can be disconcerting.

Through the looking glass, past the illusion created by our ego, there is a profound wisdom waiting to be born. Our vision, altered by the ego’s creation, will soon be shattered by our soul’s evolution. The earth is awakening. There was a brief quickening, a felt presence of new life; then we were thrown into the sudden and powerful phase of transition leaving no mystery. New birth is certain.

We are still looking through the filter of our own ego. One does not have to fight a war to experience the wounding of a warrior.

Once we step through the looking glass, we become aware of the other, apart from ourselves. We are now asked to perform according to the rules of the day, the group-established norms. No matter where our tribe or continent, we all participate in this contest while being judged. Like the three stooges, we are poked, slapped, and undermined by those in power—or at least those in perceived power.

You may think this sounds confused; not at all. It is our habit to project onto another all our fears and unconscious limited understandings so we can see more clearly our own maladies. We create outside ourselves what lives within, and we do it quite well. We are master creators regardless of our awareness.

In fact, until we look inside ourselves and identify this madness that separates us from each other, we are doomed to continue this same stale existence. Unfortunately, there is no limit to the number of times we can blow each other up. We are living in fear, interfacing with our world not from our core essence, our divinity; but instead, we live out of a collective wounding.

Until we can enter within and hold gently and without judgment that part of ourselves that we fear most, exposing the darkness, we will continue to point to others out there and create tighter, more protective boundaries. The witch trials of Salem have never stopped. We did not learn from this time, and even now, we are “burning at the stake” those who embody understandings that challenge our left-brained expression of life.

We live from a tribal perspective, molded from a very young age. This happens in part from observations, but maybe more importantly, from the permeating group mind that is in constant interplay with the unconscious. This influence spreads like a virus from person to person, generating old fears in new ways.

We are preoccupied and pre-progammed, keeping rhythm with a beat not our own, and in so doing, we forget our own song.

When we learn to overcome evil with good , then only have we risen above the duality of existence: pleasure and pain.

Because of CONTROL human race has therefore become the instrument of the illusion of dualism.

The Nature of the Archons

Accordning the Scriptures, the spiritual struggle of the Christians is against superhuman forces. According to Eph. 6: 11, these are the forces of the devil. The gnostics personified and identified these superhuman forces as the archons. The gnostic contends against the archons in his fight for salvation, and because he has to fight against them, it is important that he knows their nature. Knowledge of the true nature of the archons is the gnostic’s weapon against them, and will lead to his salvation from them. The quotation from Paul gives weight to the topic and places it in a soteriological context. The gnostics’ meditation upon the nature of the archons is part of the salvatory process.

The Second Introduction (86: 26 87: 11) This part of the treatise contains a topic also found in the apocalyptic part of the treatise, where it appears in a more relevant context (see above pp. 6 —8). Differences in the two passages show that they do not stem from the same source. The passage 86: 26 —87: 11 introduces the archons represented by their source, the great archon. This is a classical myth in gnostic literature. The chief archon falsely believes himself to be the only God and cries: “It is I who am God; there is none [apart from trier (86: 34-31). This mistake demonstrates his blindness, and is immediately corrected by the voice from Imperishability: “You are mistaken, Samael (which is, `god of the blind’)” (87: 3 —4). The aim of the passage is to furnish a second introduction into the main theme : the reader is told of the basic characteristics of the archons, the chief of which is blindness. This is a blindness towards the World Above.

The archons are weak and without knowledge concerning God and the pneumatic world. The archons are not aware of the difference between these two worlds, and the Father uses this lack of knowledge in his plan for salvation.

The creation of the intelligible world “Within limitless realms dwells Imperishability. Sophia who is called Pistis, wanted to create something, alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing. A veil exists between the World Above and the realms that are below.

Sophia’s creation is projected through the veil between the World Above and the realms below (94: 8_1 0)60 61. In the next stage of the cosmogony, a shadow (haibes) comes into being beneath the veil and becomes matter (94: 10 —13). A comparison between the anthropogony and the cosmogony shows a similarity in the process of creation : Adam was created as a modelled form of an image reflected in the waters, an image of a pneumatic entity. In this case, the image is in the stage between the pneumatic female and the human body formed into matter.

The World Above is, in keeping with prevalent gnostic thought, eternal and not created.

Thus, weakness, ignorance and blindness are expressions of the archons’ lack of understanding and of their place in the lowest ontological level. Even more negative characteristics are added to these: because of their weakness, the archons want to demonstrate power; hence their ignorance and blindness lead to arrogance and envy. Power, arrogance and envy are the archons’ agressive characteristics which drive them to expand their area of domination and to fight for its maintainance. Arrogance (authadis, mntjasihit) is another consequence of their blindness. This characteristic is also connected with the initial boasting of the demiurge, both in the introduction and in the cosmogony (86: 29; 94: 17, 21). The archon, in his blindness, not only cannot see, but also does not want to see.

The archons are blind; but Adam and Eve, when they have eaten from the tree of knowledge, experience the fulfillment of the serpent’s promise “rather your eyes shall open” (90: 8 —9): they recognize the difference between good and evil (90: 9 —10). Therefore the archons become envious of man just as the serpent forsaw (90: 7 —8). This is a new feature of the archons’ nature, revealed by the paradise account: The archons are envious (phtkonos)83. They are envious of Adam and Eve, who are now capable of discerning between pneumatic reality and its imitation, because the archons themselves are not capable of this knowledge. Envy as a fundamental characteristic in the archontic nature is also evident in Ialdabaoth’s envy of the glory and exaltation of Sabaoth (kik erof, 96: 3-5). From this time, Envy (kik) exists in the world and engenders Death (96: 6 —9). The same type of envy as was presented in the paradise account is demonstrated here by Ialdabaoth: The envy those lacking knowledge have of those possessing knowledge.

Like the body, the soul too is a creation of the Archons, who endowed it with their own evil natures. Only the pneuma , the divine spark consisting of Lightsubstance, is pure. In the vast upheaval which preceded the creation of the world , particles of this Light – substance became entrapped in the material universe . The human body was formed specifically to hold these particles and prevent their escape. Salvation thus consists of liberating the pneuma from its bodily prison so that it may ascend to God .

In our deepest core, we are sparks of divine light trapped in material bodies. we have forgotten who we are because we have become drunk (ignorance).

The anguish of our world is traceable back to a great battle that took place before the creation of the present material universe. Long ago, long before our present world, light and darkness, good and evil, were once originally separate realms. How then did this terrible mixed-up world of ours come into being? According to Mani, border forces within the Kingdom of Darkness, instinctively drawn to the beauty of light across the frontier, plotted and succeeded in invading a segment of the Kingdom of Light. In response, God (or “the Father of Great-ness”) evoked emanations of his own light-substance and sent one of them, Primal Man, to turn back this invasion from the Kingdom of Darkness. In the great battle that followed, the forces of darkness succeeded in capturing and imprisoning this Primal Man.

Every person carries this cosmic battle of the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness within himself or herself. He claimed that we do not really know ourselves; we do not realize that, in our deepest core, we are sparks of divine light trapped in material bodies. We have forgotten who we are because we have become drunk from long years trapped in the dark delusions of the material world. Gnostic teaching opens us to the truth of ourselves.

Gnostic saw the task of redemption as a slow, painstaking recovery of the tiny tidbits of divine light trapped in matter. They viewed the visible universe as a vast light-processing plant, a place where the dross of dark matter can gradually and painstakingly be distilled away and shirked off and where tiny fragments of divine light can be recovered like precious diamonds from a subterranean mine. In the Manichean scheme of things, the sun and moon are two celestial refineries in this cosmic purification process: The sun and moon were established; they were placed on high [to] purify [the] soul. Daily they take up the purified part to the height; this sediment, however, they scrape [off and cast it below; and the] mixed [portion] they rotate, now above and now below.

The eternal One, seeking mani-festation, flows into nature and satisfies its hunger, so that the fire of nature bursts into light and divinely illumined consciousness.

Thus faith is not an historical science, that a man should make articles [of belief] for himself, and hang upon those alone, and force his mind into the workings of his reason: but it is one spirit with God, for the Holy Spirit works in the spirit of faith. True faith is a power of God, one spirit with God. It works in God and with God, and is free and bound to no articles [of belief], but only to true love, from which it fetches the strength and power of its life; it does not lie in human fancies.

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The ego fears its discontinuity, its non-existence. The ego cannot fully accept the idea of immortality for it really does not exist outside of this illusionary reality. All the fears created by the ego are illusionary. We have released everything that the ego was clinging to and overcame the ego in meditation. Tavistock Institute. Part 121

The ego fears its discontinuity, its non-existence. The ego cannot fully accept the idea of immortality for it really does not exist outside of this illusionary reality. All the fears created by the ego are illusionary. We have released everything that the ego was clinging to and overcame the ego in meditation. Tavistock Institute. Part 121

The Archons control the Matrix, and the Archons using all forms of emotion-thought based fear concepts to keep mankind enslaved and imprisoned within the Matrix, and fear of death is the strongest of them.

The Bible, God’s instruction book for humanity, tells us that all `through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread’ [Hebrews 2:15;]. It says every human being is a slave to the fear of death. We live in a constant dread of it.

Fear of Death and Immortality

“The Fulcrum of human fear psychology—the epicenter—is the fear of death. You have fear of death because it is an unknown process. The ego fears its discontinuity, its non-existence. The ego cannot fully accept the idea of immortality for it really does not exist outside of this illusionary reality.

The ego knows it for sure and fears death, the death of this human body, yet this fear acts as the food for its own survival till death. Eradicating the fear of death involves mastery over ‘death in every moment: A thought arises and dies out.

The ego learns to capture your attention by jumping from thought to thought, in a sea of emotions and by jumping between past and future times. Death is like a game where every thought becomes a winning point. One more thought survived.

The ego pulls out more and more of them from the subconscious, reacts to each stimulus from the external environment, pushes you to ‘work’ hard for the survival of this mind-body system and everything that is impermanent. All the fears created by the ego are illusionary. Actually it only fears the Witness, the present moment, Enlightenment and the concept of immortality!

Once you become aligned WITH any of these ideas, slowly the ego los-es its battle. The ego is deprived of its usual weapons of time, illusions, fears and death. In the death of the ego or rather the transformation of this illusionary ‘monkey ego’ to the permanent Divine Self, you over-come the basis of all fears—the fear of death, the fear of the unknown, the fear of God, the fear of Truth and the fear of fear itself!

We don’t need any symbols along our path, even if we may have used many up until now. This is because if we use symbols, we are handing over our own power to them. Often, our world is full of symbols that we consciously or unconsciously “worship.” At first we may have “worshipped” material things in the external world. We made cars, houses, people, or money our symbols and false gods.

Then we turned away from the material path and started to look inside ourselves for answers. In doing so we often exchanged material goods for intangible ones. Perhaps we worshiped sacred symbols in this way. But even such symbols are nothing more than effigies to which we hand over our power. Our ego-based mind will tell us that by ourselves, we cannot make it hack to our Buddha-nature, that we are weak and need help. But after we have made a certain amount of progress in our practice. we need neither Buddha statues, nor saints, nor alters, nor incense, nor teachers or masters. nor other effigies or symbols for our path. Even if we believe that we arc not using any symbols, our ego-based mind is still trying to cling to such old ideas.

In this way it will even cling to the concepts of emptiness and no-mind. It is only we who project traits onto symbols. Let us therefore take back our own power, let us be strong without symbols. they only needlessly prolong the path. In truth, we have all the power in us which we need for the path. We need only ourselves, our connection with the emptiness. and our own willingness to work on ourselves and deal with our deep-rooted old ideas.

Life and death We will come quite close to our Buddha-nature, but will not be able to move forward if we have not dealt profoundly, at least once, with the subject of death and dying. This concept is the very foundation on which the ego-based mind rests. If we can get to the heart of it, we will no longer fear death. I low can we overcome our fear of death?

Actually. the question is: why do we still cling to the illusion that we must die? In Zen, it is said that one must surrender oneself in order to be able to experience liberation. Erroneously. this state in Zen is traditionally called The Great Death-. The ego-based mind naturally grasps at this illusion.

Life and death are real for us so long as we cling to our ego.

Who taught us the concept of life and death?

It’s been explained to us that the price of life is death. But that’s not true. Neither life nor death exists. Let us remember what we have experienced during zazen. Have we not transcended our thoughts, feelings and bodies?

We have released everything that the ego was clinging to and overcame the ego in meditation. It has thus already died once. And nonetheless we returned from the state of no-mind back into our bodies. What have we felt outside our body and apart from our thoughts and feelings? We were already there beyond life and death, even though we were perhaps unaware of this. Neither life nor death exists, just being. In meditation, we ultimately simply were. We have felt the infinity and immortality of the emptiness.

How can we persist in clinging to the concept of We and death? There is only being, nothing else. When our learning in this world is finished, we will lay down our bodies and continue to exist We are not our bodies, nor our emotions, thoughts, or ego. We are spiritual beings who arc immortal. The concept of life and death can therefore exist only if we are under the delusion that we are our bodies.

“The concept of life and death can therefore exist only if we are under the delusion that we are our bodies.”

Its the ego who creates or feeds the concept of fear of death and its the same ego who want´s everyone to identify themselves with their body-identity

Your fear of death will be replaced with the joy of life. Awareness of your glorious perfection will undo the false concepts of egotism and pride.

Death is an illusionary concept and can only appear real in the illusionary dualistic world of separation.

The old age that is passing away is not just a period of time. It is a personality. At the foundation of this age lies a malevolent mind. In its essence, the age is personal and evil (Gal. 1:4). It is the diabolical mind of Satan, and it blankets humanity like a fog. It is a philosophical stupor that is continually projected into the thinking of men. It is a mental anesthetic by which humanity blithely conforms to the will of Satan. It creates within all people the fear of death. In the matter of Job, Satan revealed the essence of his mental venom: “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life” (Job 2:4 NASU). In Hebrews 2:14-15 we are told that the devil holds men in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. This is therefore the fundamental means by which Satan has become the God of this world. Satan is the God and king of every man controlled by fear. And of course fear is also the foundation of greed and man’s quest for power. In the new age there is no need for greed or for power as God is sovereign and his blessings enable supernatural provision for every need (Phil. 4:19).

Death … transition, form, time. survival, fear, loss. change

In the illusionary dream world of separation, an eternal life is impossible because we identify who we are with a temporary form . our body. In an illusionary world of duality the mind created everything as separate. impermanent. decaying. constantly changing. and continuously dying. When we believe we are a physical body. ego identity. or soul personality. death is a constant threat.

The constant threat of death is what makes the separation so frightening and surviving this inevitable outcome so all pervasive. When we believe that we can die. we put our faith in what will inevitably bring us hopelessness and fear … we do not live at all. When death is our enemy, we live out all our days protecting ourselves from the threat of the many forms of loss.

We are constantly protecting ourselves from the threat of death . we exist in a state of survival and fear. When we spend our days surviving the threat of death we are not fully alive. It is impossible to be fully present and fully alive and simultaneously fearful of death … the fear of death is only possible w hen the mind entersjudgment the past, and the future. All fear dissolves when we become fully present, absolutely neutral, and aware of the infinite beauty of the now moment.

To believe in death is to believe in a reality that is impermanent, that has a beginning and an end. that is fleeting, limited. that can be destroyed and threatened. Death is just a made up belief in limitation, impermanence. structure, and form.

Death is just a box the mind chooses to believe, yet has nothing to do with Truth or Reality.

The limited box we call death. is a prison that robs the mind of the choice to live a life of unlimited joy. eternal love, and permanent freedom. Death is an illusionary concept and can only appear real in the illusionary dualistic world of separation.

Death is a made up concept within the separation that tells us that something can end, die, be threatened, or lost … that life is limited to what the five senses can perceive, and if we cannot perceive it with the five senses it is not real or it is gone. In Reality you never die … who you truly are is eternally alive, who you are is Life itself. Even within the illusion your awareness continues after physical death and you live. love. experience. grow. and evolve in the illusionary etheric realm just as you did when you dwelled in the physical realm.

The concept of fear of death keeps the ego alive and at same time keeps Your real Divine Higher Self asleep.

In Christianity, the concept of the immortal soul allows for the survival of individual identity even after death. … contrary, the total loss of individuality that eliminates the fear of death.

Self-expression involves the concept of ego-preservation. In its broadest sense it includes the individual’s endeavor to seek means of gratification, self-preservation, and ways of overcoming fear, including the fear of death. Individual, yet gregarious, man has a continuing need to readapt his person, his society, and his culture to changes in nature, in society, and in self so as to achieve equilibrium sufficient to maintain life. This continuing and necessary readaptation, however, demands a fundamental conformity, a denial of self, a sacrifice through selflessness.

If you understand that love is life’s reality, and that grace is all pervasive, you will also realise that your reality is love, and that freedomexists when you are united with the giver of grace — Divine Will. The development of the ego has manufactured a defensive world, full of anxiety, compulsion, insecurity, projection, and all those neuroses that psychologists enjoy theorising about. As you seek love by practising it, these masks can be released. With them go previous definitions of pleasure. Instead of attachment to this or that, you begin to find love in more and more of the human and natural world. You begin to appreciate creation in all its forms. The practice of love creates the conditions for surrender to Truth; it frees the body’s energy, allows it to become a chalice for omnipresent love, and provides liberation to bliss. The practice of conscious surrender supports that process. It proposes:

⦁ God, not self, is the doer.
⦁ Acts are done for God, not self.
⦁ The results of actions are God’s, not self s.

The life fear and the death fear : The problem of separation is expressed specifically in the concepts of “ life fear ” and “ death fear

Who is creating and feeding all these concepts; fear of loss, fear of death, feeding body-identity, and feeding separation concepts – the answer is the EGO, EGO, EGO, EGO.

The more you are identified with ego, the greater you will fear death.

“There’s only one thing I can think of that’s worse than death: that’s living with the fear of it.”

The human ego is afraid for silence, and one the weapons the ego is using is to create a constant chattering voice or constant sounds of interference. Therefore the goal with yoga and meditation is to shut off the ego-shattering voice

It is true that on the threshold of silence we often experience fear. It is the ego that is afraid. In the panoramic attention that you devote to choiceless awareness, the ego is not allowed to occupy center stage, where it thinks it belongs, and it begins to wonder what it will be like in silence, where it won’t be present at all. This fear resembles the fear of death, because entering into silence is a temporary death for the ego. The great silence would be its permanent death. Naturally it is afraid.

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The Archons has designed a world and reality where rhe real Self is out of reach: Mankind continually strives for something he will never have, something that will always be out of his reach. Without delving too deeply into the story, the essential elements are plain: there are human beings on Earth and they live in a state of unconsciousness. There are two alien forces on the planet, struggling with each other for supremacy. One force wishes to keep humanity asleep and unaware; the other force wishes to give humanity knowledge so that it may free itself of the clutches of the planetary forces, the Archons or Aeons, and escape the prison that is the Earth. Tavistock Institute. Part 120

The Archons has designed a world and reality where rhe real Self is out of reach: Mankind continually strives for something he will never have, something that will always be out of his reach. Without delving too deeply into the story, the essential elements are plain: there are human beings on Earth and they live in a state of unconsciousness. There are two alien forces on the planet, struggling with each other for supremacy. One force wishes to keep humanity asleep and unaware; the other force wishes to give humanity knowledge so that it may free itself of the clutches of the planetary forces, the Archons or Aeons, and escape the prison that is the Earth. Tavistock Institute. Part 120

The Gnostic view of the world demands a revelation which comes from outside the cosmos and displays the possibility of deliverance, for of himself man cannot escape from his prison.”‘ Gnosticism reveals that Man is profoundly alienated, exiled from his true home, distant from, ignorant of, and perhaps unknown to, his heavenly Creator. Man is “asleep,” “drunken,” a slave to the senses. The redeemer’s mission is to awaken the “sleeping soul,” the “seed of light”; or to “awaken the dead.”‘ the Divine knowledge awakens the disciples to their true identity. As one disciple claimed, “he lifted me out of my sarcophagus!”

Man was originally created as a soul, but as his vibrations lost speed, he took on an etheric form as a spirit. As his speed kept decreasing, Man assumed his physical body. This tripartite model of Man is consistent with Gnostic anthropology, where man is made up of the flesh (sarx), soul (psyche) and spirit (pneuma). The pneuma still lingers in and belongs to the heavenly realm from whence it fell, but can be contacted by ascetic practices and redeemed through Gnosis.’

Man, as originally created, was made at the midway point between the angel and the brute —a little lower than the one, a little higher than the other. He was made, moreover, not perfect, but capable of perfection ; not immortal, but capable of immortality. He has given a psychical body, a body the centre and spring of which was the psyche, the ” anirnula vagula blandula ” of the ancients, poised between matter and spirit, and drawn upward and downward by alternate and opposite impulses.

When the soul had overcome the third Archon, it went upwards and saw the fourth Archon, (which) took seven forms. The first form is darkness, the second desire, the third ignorance, the fourth is the excitement of death, the fifth is the kingdom of the flesh, the sixth is the foolish wisdom of the flesh, the seventh is the wrathful wisdom. These are the seven [Archon] of wrath. They ask the soul, “Whence do you come, slayer of men, or where are you going, conqueror of space?” The soul answered and said, ‘What binds me has been slain, and what turns me about has been overcome, and my desire has been ended, and ignorance has died. In a [world] I was released from a world, [and] in a type from a heavenly type, and (from) the fetter of oblivion which is transient. From this time on will I attain to the rest of the time, of the season, of the aeon, in silence” (Robinson, 1977, p. 473).

The Archons control the Matrix, the mind prison, and their power is others ignorance. The state of ignorance is the Archons safety valve. One must overcome fear and end ignorance to exit the matrix and to be able to spiritually progress or expand theor consciousness or become enlighten, or raise their inner freqiencies, or begin understand the principles behind alchemy and its transformation.

Ignorance had been the jailkeeper. Because of ignorance, his mind had been obscured, just like the moon and stars hidden by the storm clouds. Clouded by endless waves of deluded thoughts, the mind had falsely divided reality into subject and object, self and others, existence and non-existence, birth and death, and from these discriminations arose wrong views—the prisons of feelings, craving, grasping, and becoming. The suffering of birth, old age, sickness, and death only made the prison walls thicker. The only thing to do was to seize the jailkeeper and see his true face. The jailkeeper was ignorance. And the means to overcome ignorance were the Noble Eightfold Path. Once the jailkeeper was gone, the jail would disappear and never be rebuilt again.

All beings contain within themselves the seeds of Enlightenment, and yet we drown in the ocean of birth and death for so many thousands of lifetimes!”

The human’s transmundane spirit or pneuma is “a portion of the divine substance from beyond which has fallen into the world; and the Archon created man for the express purpose of keeping it captive there.” The archons fashioned two com-ponents of man’s nature to imprison the spark of the divine: body, and “soul” or psyche—the “appetites and passions of natural man,” created in the image of the archons’ own psychic nature: “In its unredeemed state the pneuma thus immersed in soul and flesh is unconscious of itself, benumbed, asleep, or intoxicated by the poison of the world: in brief, it is ‘ignorant.’ Its awakening and lib-eration is effected through ‘knowledge.’ . . . The goal of gnostic striving is the release of the ‘inner man’ from the bonds of the world and his return to his native realm of light. The necessary condition for this is that he knows about the transmundane God and about himself, that is, about his divine origin as well as his present situation, and accordingly also about the nature of the world”

The Archons has designed a world and reality where rhe real Self is out of reach:

Mankind continually strives for something he will never have, something that will always be out of his reach.

Without delving too deeply into the story, the essential elements are plain: there are human beings on Earth and they live in a state of unconsciousness. There are two alien forces on the planet, struggling with each other for supremacy. One force wishes to keep humanity asleep and unaware; the other force wishes to give humanity knowledge so that it may free itself of the clutches of the planetary forces, the Archons or Aeons, and escape the prison that is the Earth.

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Simply stated, we are distracted by the world from having the personal realization of our own true self. Or as it is written in The Hypostasis of The Archons, “Moreover they threw mankind into great distraction and into a life of toil, so that their mankind might be occupied by worldly affairs, and might not have the opportunity of being devoted to the Holy Spirit.” You would think the above quote was written yesterday. As it turns out, “there is nothing new under the sun.” Today however, “worldly affairs” have greatly increased, and we can access them at the push of a button.

Again, take notice, our existence here is described as a distraction, ignorance, and stupor, all of which designed to prevent our personal realization of a higher self. All of the noise of the world acts to drown out the “still soft voice” which calls out to us. In The Gnostic Religion, by Hans Jonas, we read, “The orgiastic feast, intended to draw man into its drunken whirl, has besides intoxication another aspect: its noise is to drown out the “call of Life” and deafen man to the voice of the alien Man.”

“The metaphors of intoxication require special comment. The ‘drunkenness’ of the world is a phenomenon peculiarly characteristic of the spiritual aspect of what the Gnostics understood by the term ‘world.’ It is induced by the ‘wine of ignorance,’ which the world everywhere proffers to man…The ignorance of drunkenness is the soul’s ignorance of itself, its origin, and its situation in an alien world: it is precisely the awareness of alienness which the intoxication is meant to suppress; man drawn into the whirlpool and made oblivious of his true being is to be made one of the children of this world. This is the avowed purpose of the powers of the world in proffering their wine and holding their feast.” Even more to the point he writes, “We are dealing here, as in the whole group of metaphors of sleeping, not with a mythological detail, a mere episode in a narrative, but with a fundamental feature of existence…The ‘world’ on its part makes elaborate efforts to create and maintain this state in its victims and to counteract the operation of awakening: its power, even its existence, is at stake.”

It is alleged that our Soul is slumbering, ignorant of its true nature, and trapped within the world of matter-our material body. Furthermore, the world and all of its entrapments are designed solely to prevent her from awakening, from self realization. We have considered the noise of the world, and its quality of distraction. We see how “commercial programming” crosses the line of neutrality, and begins to actively attract the mind, using new forms of “bells and whistle.” It goes further even still. There is intelligence behind this noise. To paraphrase the quote above, there is a collective and elaborate effort to maintain this stupor, and to counteract our awakening. Hence, in the end days drugs will be a dominant tool used to subdue and confuse the thoughts of man. This collective and elaborate effort must therefore have an intelligence behind its increasing complexity. And that it is designed to counteract our awakening. implies the potential for us to awaken. This then brings us to the dual nature of the noise.

Freewill is a term often used but very little understood. Freewill sounds great, but what is it really? It is not the ability to choose between preconditions. It is not the ability to follow routine patterns or agree with the accepted normality. You see, to have freewill one must first be conscious that he has none, he must realize his predicament. To recognize the preconditioned, reactionary behavior and involuntary habitual thoughts that occupy his mind.

These machinations override and distract man from conscious presence at any given moment. The constant chatter of our mind is not our true self, and it won’t “pipe down” to allow for awareness of the Now. Distraction is the greatest obstacle to achieving conscious will, and “five sense reality” is the greatest distraction. Once a man has a will, he is free to utilize that will power as he commands. Until then, as Gurdjieff would say, man can do nothing. In his present state, man is unable to take action. He just does as he is programmed to do. You see, this is a reference to the conscious and subconscious mind, another inherent duality.

Understanding of the subconscious mind is another ancient science which is used to control the masses. Among other meanings, Isis is a symbol of the mother, the fertile womb, the cornucopia, the subconscious mind of man. Whatever is planted, or “inseminated” into the fertile womb will be “conceived” and made “real.” Whatever ideas are “planted” into the subconscious mind will be adopted by the individual and accepted as fact. We unconsciously claim ownership and identify with ideas which have been subtly and repeatedly suggested to us.

This is how it works. It is a back door into the control room of our mind. Modem day media “programming” and advertisement is an example of this science of mind, being used to manipulate the masses. We become imprisoned by our own beliefs, which were planted in our mind from an outside source.

We identify with these ideas because, from our perspective, they came from within our mind, they were “conceived” within us. We think these are our own ideas, how we actually feel, totally unaware of the subtle programming that we’ve been exposed to. The ultimate example of this is called “subliminal programming.”

This is no joke. As a result, man is led along a prescribed path, all along claiming that he is in fact leading the way. In the modem world especially, we are bombarded from all fronts by advertisements and gimmicks, repetitive suggestions as to how we should think, feel and act. Is it a coincidence that these three aspects of our being, are targeted for financial gain and doctrinal enslavement.

A false reality, an artificial projection is being developed by behavioral scientists, with the intent of influencing our own thoughts. Thoughts lead to feelings and actions. It is now common for people to purchase products way out of their “price range” and comment, “I don’t know why, but I just had to have it,” never knowing what it was that made them want it in the first place. These are the “false needs” we are encouraged to pursue and expend our energies on. This is the consensus reality which we receive from the television and media.

This contrived and manufactured “reality’ is called in the Bible, “the Lie.” In the “latter days” we will all be exposed to, and live within the Lie, a deception. Sadly, these commercial advertisements are the least of our worries.

For many years, behavioral scientists and psychologists have been working to learn about the deepest, darkest recesses of the mind. What do people fear the most, and how do you trigger those fears? This information has been used to manipulate millions of people in various ways.

Today we see it in the use of media to manipulate people into coming forward with their tax dollars, and our own children’s bodies, to go fight wars. To enrich the multi-national corporations that are extracting natural resources from all over the world. They have it down to a science. They tell us how to think and feel, they tell us what to do and we do it. These tactics work so well in fact, there seems no limit to how people can be misled to think, feel and act. As incredible as these assertions may seem, this knowledge is very old, very valued, and muck understood by some very powerful people. Not to belabor this subject, and at the risk of redundancy, we shall briefly review the words of H. Spencer Lewis, PhD. In a very curious book’ first printed in 1937, we find solid confirmation of this science. In bullet point style here is what Dr. Lewis had to share:

• “Throughout the ages mental poisoning of one form or another has enslaved millions of human beings and tortured the souls of men and women in all climes and conditions.”
• “As a result of the many years of analytical study tabulated in minute reports which were gradually brought together and put into a cumulative index of discovered facts.”
• “All of this brought to our understanding some certain fundamental actions on our part that were previously looked upon as primitive, natural instincts.”
• “One such almost universal instinct is to refuse to accept and obey the command of another person without careful analysis and ultimate agreement with the intent and purpose of the command.”

• “Psychology teaches us that the only successful way by which to make another mind or a strange mind obey a wish of our own mind is to present

that command or desire in such a subtle manner that it will be either unconsciously or willingly accepted by the other mind and acted upon with cooperation and approval before it has had time to analyze it and resent it.” ‘

• “And this school of unique forms of applied psychology has discovered some very fundamental principles. It has found that there are several ways in which very potent commands or suggestions can be given or conveyed by one mind to another, and that there are several ways in which such potent suggestions or actual commands can be and are readily accepted by another mind and almost unconsciously acted upon.’

• “In the long reports of the experts of this new school of applied psychology we come to realize that our daily lives, our daily affairs, our personal, private, intimate and public actions and reactions are almost hourly, and certainly daily, affected by the unsuspected commands and subtly potent suggestions of a horde of highly trained specialists who are working in every field of human interest solely for the purpose of making the rest of us do what they want us to do.”

• “Reading these reports, one begins to wonder whether any one of us ever has an original idea of his own, or a desire uniquely conceived and born in his consciousness without the fatherhood of some mental trickster.”

• “In fad, the psychology of the process seems to be this: (1) If you can offer a potent idea to another without letting the other person suspect for a fraction of a moment that you are anxious to have him adopt the idea, (2) it will be more readily adopted and accepted and acted upon than if a suspicion is aroused that you are trying to transplant an idea of your own into the other’s consciousness. Another very subtle point in connection with this psychological process is that (3) if you, in presenting your carefully veiled command and carefully worded or formed suggestion, can involve it, decorate it, and clothe it so that the other person’s mind will hear it or recognize it or see it without immediately understanding it’s real nature, but will later evolve it and mature it into a living, vital idea of the individual’s mind, (4) then that individual will think or believe that the idea is one of his own conception, his own logical and reasoning conclusion, and (vanity of vanities) because it is his own conceived and developed idea it must be true and correct and therefore worthy of immediate acceptance and highly enthusiastic adoption.” We have just read the words of H. Spencer Lewis PhD. regarding what can only be described as the proper method and formula for mind control. The significance of the previous quote can not be overstated, and one is encouraged to thoroughly contemplate the implications of this assertion. Not only can this process influence our thoughts, feelings and actions, it can assuredly influence

our overall health and well being, as Dr. Lewis continues to explain.

• “Strangest of all laws within the body of man! Whatever idea is accepted by our minds and consciousness without suspicion, without doubt, without challenge or without question becomes a law unto our bodies and proceeds to carry out its nature, its purpose, and its natural processes. Whatever idea is acceptable to us translates itself from a purely mental state into a dynamic physical power and force that carries on, unfolds, develops, and proceeds in accordance with principles beyond our control.” Basically, whatever we believe will become reality to us. Even a false, detrimental notion, if wholly believed, will become our reality, sickness and death included. For better or for worse, if our subconscious mind “accepts” an idea, it becomes a governing force, a “law” in our lives. Our subconscious mind can be likened to a computer, which is programmed to execute certain commands. The user of the computer (our conscious mind) can only run commands within the range of the computers programming. Any other commands “do not compute.” So it is with our mind. No matter how much a person consciously wants health and happiness, if they are subconsciously programmed to believe in disease and depression, that will be their experience.

• “But these very weaknesses and tendencies on the part of the human mind and consciousness constitute an open portal, an open doorway to the

influx and the incoming of strange ideas, and these fertilize the soil of our consciousness and make it highly susceptible to mental poisoning.”

• “It may seem like a paradox and a horrifying incongruity, but it is the truth, that the most violent and virulent of poisons possible to introduce into the human system, into the human mind, consciousness and body, are more easily administered, more readily accepted, more thoroughly absorbed, and more quickly set into disastrous operation than any of the material or chemical poisons known to man.” To put this information into context, remember that H. Spencer Lewis wrote these ideas in 1937 or earlier. He has described to us the methods of this wicked form of mind control quite candidly. Going so far as to call it a “back door” into the mind, and an “open portal” for strange ideas. The next quote from Mr. Lewis will be our last, for in it he delivers to us a final piece of the puzzle.

• “The methods of administering this poison are many, but they fall into three forms: audible suggestions and comments, visual suggestions, and the pictorial and mental.” Bingo, the cat is out of the bag. Not only does he describe the greatest single threat to the free-will and sovereignty of all human beings, but he also discloses the most effective method to administer this form of mental poison (mind control). Audible and visual suggestions combined with pictorial and mental suggestions. And while reading his words one can easily consider modem media with its subtle, yet invasive programming. It is very curios that, coinciding with the publication of Mental Poisoning, the practical tool for delivering such poison was in the developmental stages. Clearly, he is describing such mechanisms as the radio and television, the two greatest tools of mind control throughout the twentieth century. This is the back door and open portal into the mind. It may be extreme, but one could be led to believe that the radio and television were developed for the sole purpose of controlling the masses. Of course, there are shows and topics of interest which can be found on television and radio, these are used to draw viewers. But with any effective poison, 90% is good grain, while the remaining 10% can kill you. So it is with the mass media, we consume the “programming’ indiscriminately. All of this information confirmed in 1937, by the (then) leader of the Rosicrucian order known as AMORC.

As Dr. Lewis had written, “…one begins to wonder whether any one of us ever has an original idea of his own…” This sentiment is mirrored in the following quote; “Individuals incapable of formulating even a notion of their own, frantically search for someone to agree with, thereby entering upon the path of mental deterioration in which the intellect descends from the simple state of not knowing to the actual inability to know.”‘

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Duality is the seed of conflict, “Duality is the idea or concept of separation”, Duality is based on createing division, This world of duality is an illusion. This world of duality is an illusion, The illusion of duality being the result of ignorance , will be dispelled by proper knowledge, therefore people on Earth will be kept away from real knowledge. Tavistock Institute. Part 119

Duality is the seed of conflict, “Duality is the idea or concept of separation”, Duality is based on createing division, This world of duality is an illusion. This world of duality is an illusion, The illusion of duality being the result of ignorance , will be dispelled by proper knowledge, therefore people on Earth will be kept away from real knowledge. Tavistock Institute. Part 119

Why then is it important to understand duality, and not only understand, but to see beyond its limitations? It is vitally important because duality is not a truth. It is part of the illusion, but it is not a truth in reality. Remember, I use the term reality to refer to what exists outside the illusion, or what is considered Truth.

Mankind is constantly fed with concept of duality because its feeding the mind with illusions and keeping Mankind enslaved and captivated in a “fixed” state of ignorance. The main source within the Archons Matrix (or Mind Prison) is IGNORANCE. Earth-Man is enslaved within their dimension, and FEAR is the FREQUNECY that suprress everyone to be tuned into the reality of the Archons. In other words Mankind is trapped in their perception which is govern and constantly fed through the five senses. As long people not moving the veil of ignorance the Arhons will govern everything on planet Earth. They using the human EGO, THREE LOWER CHAKRAS; and THE FIVE SENSES, and FEAR is the FREQUNCY, and IGNORANCE is the state of mind Man/Woman must break through or remove for liberation. By gnosis and knowledge man/woman may be able to achieve liberation from the Archons MATRIX.

What if the EGO/ARCHON party never ended? What if no one went home and became themselves again or the royalty never took their rightful place in the Kingdom? What if the costume provided a separate reality that became so engaging that no one remembered any other way? People might just forget who they really were. Is it possible that we could forget that we were wearing a grand elaborate costume?

Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tiny seed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened kundalini connects human awareness to the all-pervasive power of divine love. Kundalini, then, is the divine power in man which when liberated becomes the causal factor in all higher experiences of the yogin.

So multiplicity is creation of the ignorance. Multiple names and forms are only appearance of one homogeneous principle. We study this, but this knowledge should settle within us. We should know this in totality without any doubt, simply knowing it in our faculty of intelligence but reacting to situations with our ego, i.e., with identification with body-mind interactions as the self, would not work.

That is the reason earlier it was said that the Knowledge cannot be comprehended through the mind, but we have to see the One only through the mind as it is advocated here. But how this will be possible? Possible through a Mind at Rest: The above discussions appear to be contradictory as it is first said that the Supreme cannot be comprehended through the mind and again later it is said to know That through the mind. But actually this is not contradictory. To know we have the only one instrument called mind.

In that mind we have to see the unity of our individual-self and the world with the Cosmic Self, One and the Only One. But it was said that such a realization is not possible through the mind since the nature of mind is to remain in a state of volition. Here in the above discussion we have already said, citi vistramya tisthasi, give rest to your mind, Control of the Sense Organs and the Mind,” p. 29).

So this Self-realization is not possible through a mind that is in volition but is possible through a mind at rest. When actions of the mind, citta, are halted, then that is called yoga. This is the unity or union of the individual with the source.

The Ego must be rmished: So for that delusion to be eradicated the ego must be finished.

I am not, the mind, man* not the intellect, not the ego, not the sub-consciousness, not the ears or the tongue, not the nose or the eyes, not even the ether or the earth, not the fire, not the airI am the form of Consciousness and Bliss, ciddnandera pah, I am Siva, livoham, I am Siva, fivoham. Here negation of the body, the five sense-organs, the five organs of action, the mind, the intellect, the ego, the subconsciousness and the five elements, viz., earth, water, etc., and contemplating on the Consciousness and Bliss as Christ or the Pure Existence is shown as the way. Christ means Bliss, removal of misery, Christ means Truth, the Pure Existence, and the principle that called the Self. Siva means the Pure Consciousness, the Knowledge. The yogic way of this negation is named samddhi, and this is inhibition of all the actions of the mind-stuff, citta. Then there are no cravings and aversions, and that is equanimity.

By control of the mind, all the yogis, attain fearlessness, removal of misery, knowledge of the Self, and everlasting„ peace. The seat of fear is only in our mind, miseries are only in our mind, the ignorance is only in our mind, and turbulences and disturbances are only in our mind. So the mind should be controlled to overcome these. This mind is the world, so purify it with care, so that the mind should be merged with That. This is the secret, and this is eternal.

So the purification of mind, is nothing but merging the mind, manolaya, with the Un-eroded Principle. Then there is eternal peace and this much is the secret. The Self should be Taught after Purification: From the above discussions we understand that the identity with the body-mind interactions is named as the ego, which is a product of the ignorance and is the cause of bondage.

This identity results in the enjoyment of various sense objects and gives pain and pleasures, but when one transcends that and sees the Self in all manifestations then he becomes established in the Knowledge and Bliss. But for this to happen, cleaning the senses and the internal organ named mind are of utmost necessity because without these the concept of unity of the individual self with the Cosmic Self or the Transcendental Self is not possible and if done so without cleaning the mind then there is danger of misperception of the body as the Self being strengthened to a highest degree.

In Kathopanitsad it is said, the nerves of the heart are a hundred and one.

“All the extraordinary spiritual, mystical traditions continuously work on awakening the Third Eye. It is the easiest, most powerful way of awakening yourself to higher dimensions. Third Eye is an important power which is stored in every human being. It is a possibility in every human being. We need to awaken it. We need to make it as reality. Third Eye is not just an eye; it is the very source of your Consciousness. Creating awareness, centering yourself on the Third Eye means awakening your consciousness.”

Yoga is the rule book for playing the game of Life, but in this game no one needs to lose. It is tough, and you need to train hard. It requires the willingness to think for yourself, to observe and correct, and to sur-mount occasional setbacks. It demands honesty, sustained application, and above all love in your heart. If you are interested to understand what it means to be a human being, placed between earth and sky, if you are interested in where you come from and where you will be able to go, if you want happiness and long for freedom, then you have al-ready begun to take the first steps toward the journey inward. The rules of nature cannot be bent. They are impersonal and im-placable. But we do play with them. By accepting nature’s challenge and joining the game, we find ourselves on a windswept and exciting journey that will pay benefits commensurate to the time and effort we put in—the lowest being our ability to tie our own shoelaces when we are eighty and the highest being the opportunity to taste the essence of life itself.

Yoga releases the creative potential of Life. It does this by estab-lishing a structure for self-realization, by showing how we can progress along the journey, and by opening a sacred vision of the Ultimate, of our Divine Origin, and final Destiny. The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees. It brings knowl-edge and elevates it to wisdom.

We must also come to see the relationship between nature and soul; yoga does not reject one for the other but sees them as inseparably joined like earth and sky are joined on the horizon. Yo u do not need to seek freedom in some distant land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind, and soul. Illuminated emancipa­tion, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you must choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.

The Inward Journey

Spiritual realization is the aim that exists in each one of us to seek our divine core. That core, though never absent from anyone, re­mains latent within us. It is not an outward quest for a Holy Grail that lies beyond, but an Inward Journey to allow the inner core to reveal itself. In order to find out how to reveal our innermost Being, the sages explored the various sheaths of existence, starting from body and progressing through mind and intelligence, and ultimately to soul. The yogic journey guides us from our periphery, the body, to the center of our being, the soul. The aim is to integrate the var­ious layers so that the inner divinity shines out as through clear glass.

Kosas-The Sheaths of Being

Yoga identifies five of these different levels or sheaths of being (kosas), which must be completely integrated and in harmony with each other in order for us to achieve wholeness. When these subtle sheaths are in disharmony, they become sullied like a mirror reflecting the tarnished images of the sensory and sensual world. The mirror reflects what is in the world around us rather than letting the clear light of the soul within shine out. It is then that we experience disease and despair. True health requires not only the effective functioning of the physical exterior of our being, but also the vitality, strength, and sensitivity of the subtle levels within. Most of us think of our “body” as simply our physical form–our skin, bones, muscles, and internal organs. For yoga, however, this is only the outermost layer of our body or annamaya kosa. It is this anatomical body that encompasses the other four subtle bodies, or kosas.

When these bodies or sheaths are misaligned or clash with one another, we inevitably encounter the alienation and fragmentation that so trouble our world. When, on the other hand, we are able to bring the various sheaths of our body into alignment and harmony with one another, the fragmentation disappears, integration is achieved, and unity is established.

The physical body (annamaya kosa) must connect with and thereby imprint upon the energetic and organic body (pranamaya kosa), which must, in turn, accord with the mental body (manomaya kosa), the mental body with the intellectual body (vijnanamaya kosa), and the intellectual body with the blissful body (anandamaya kosa).

Likewise, if there is no communication between the blissful body and the physical body, then the blissful body cannot bring its illumination to the motion and action of the physical body, and there is darkness in life and not Light on Life.

The demarcation of the different sheaths is essentially hypothet­ical. We are unique and integral. Nevertheless, in order to achieve the integrity and wholeness we desire, there must be communication from the inner to the outer and the outer to the inner as each sheath blends with the next.

Only then are we bound together as one functional human being. If not, we experience dissolution and fragmentation, which make life uncomfortable and confusing. It is essential for the follower of the yoga journey to understand the need for integration and balance in the kosa.

For example, the mental and intellectual bodies (manomaya and vijnanamaya kosa) must function effectively in order for us to observe, analyze, and reflect what is happening in the physical and energetic bodies (annamaya and pranamaya kosa) and make readjustments. The physical body in other words is not something separate from our mind and soul. We are not supposed to neglect or deny our body as some ascetics suggest. Nor are we to become fixated on our body­our mortal self-either. The aim of yoga is to discover our immortal Self. The practice of yoga teaches us to live fully-physically and spir­itually-by cultivating each of the various sheaths.

After all, the goal of yoga may be the ultimate freedom but even before this is achieved, there is an incremental experience of greater freedom as we discover ever more self-control, sensitivity, and aware­ness that permit us to live the life we aspire to, one of decency; clean, honest human relations; goodwill and fellowship; trust; self-reliance; joy in the fortune of others; and equanimity in the face of our own mis­fortune. From a state of human goodness, we can progress toward the greater freedom.

Self-cultivation through asana is the broad gateway leading to the inner enclosures we need to xplore. In other words, we are going to try to use asana to sculpt the mind. We must discover what each sheath of being longs for and nourish it according to its subtle appetites. After all, it is the inner or subtler kosa that support the layers exterior to them. So we would say in yoga that the subtle precedes the gross, or spirit precedes matter. but yoga says we must deal with the outer or most manifest first, i.e. legs, arins, spine, eyes, tongue, touch, in order to develop the sensitivity to move inward.

This is why asana opens the whole spectrum of yoga’s possibilities. There can be no realization of existential, divine bliss without the support of the soul’s incarnate vehicle, the food-and-water­fed body, from bone to brain. If we can become aware of its limitations and compulsions, we can transcend them.

We all possess some aware­ness of ethical behavior, but in order to pursue yama and niyama at deeper levels, we must cultivate the mind. We need contentment, tran­quility, dispassion, and unselfishness, qualities that have to be earned. It is asana that teaches us the physiology of these virtues.

The fourth petal of yoga concerns the breathing techniques or pranayama (prana = vital or cosmic energy, ayama = extension, ex­pansion). Breath is the vehicle of consciousness and so, by its slow, measured observation and distribution, we learn to tug our attention away from external desires (vasana) toward a judicious, intelligent awareness (prajna). As breath stills mind, our energies are free to un­hook from the senses and bend inward to pursue the inner quest with heightened, dynamic awareness. Pranayama is not performed by the power of will.

The breath must be enticed or cajoled, like catching a horse in a field, not by chasing after it, but by standing still with an apple in one’s hand. In this way, pranayama teaches humility and frees us from greed or hankering after the fruits of our actions. Nothing can be forced; receptivity is everything.

The withdrawal of the senses into the mind (pratyahara) is the fifth petal of yoga, also called the hinge of the outer and inner quest. Un­fortunately, we misuse our senses, our memories, and our intelligence. We let the potential energies of all these flow outward and get scat­tered. We may say that we want to reach the domain of the soul, but there remains a great tug-of-war.

We neither go in nor out, and that saps the energy. We can do better. By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to expe­rience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.

This ability to still and gently silence the mind is essential, not only for meditation and the inward journey but also so that the intuitive intelligence can func­tion usefully and in a worthwhile manner in the external world.

The final three petals or stages are concentration (dharana), med­itation (dhyana), and total absorption (samadhi). These three are a crescendo, the yoga of final integration (samyama yoga). We begin with concentration. Because dharana is so easy to trans­late as concentration, we often overlook or dismiss it. At school we learn to pay attention. This is useful, but it is not in yogic terms con­centration. We do not say of a deer in the forest, “Look, he’s concen­trating.” The deer is in a state of total vibrant awareness in every cell of his body. We often fool ourselves that we are concentrating because we fix our attention on wavering objects-a football match, a film, a novel, the waves of the sea, or a candle flame-but is not even the flame flickering? True concentration is an unbroken thread of aware­ness. Yoga is about how the Will, working with intelligence and the self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses. Here, asana serves us greatly.

When each new point has been studied, adjusted, and sustained, one’s awareness and concentration will necessarily be simultaneously directed to myriad points so that in effect consciousness itself is dif­fused evenly throughout the body. Here consciousness is pt·netrating and enveloping, illuminated by a directed flow of intelligence and serving as a transformative witness to body and mind.

This is a sus­tained flow of concentration (dharana) leading to an exalted aware­ness. The ever-alert Will adjusts and refines, creating a totally self-correcting mechanism.

In this way, the practice of asana, per­formed with the involvement of all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness, and our soul. All of our bones, flesh, joints, fibers, ligaments, senses, mind, and intelligence are harnessed. The self is both the perceiver and the doer.

When I use the word “self” with a small s, I mean the totality of our awareness of who and what we are in a natural state of consciousness. Thus the self assumes its nat­ural form, neither bloated nor shrunken. In a perfect asana, performed meditatively and with a sustained current of concentration, the self as­sumes its perfect form, its integrity being beyond reproach.

Technically speaking, true meditation in the yogic sense cannot be done by a person who is under stress or who has a weak body, weak lungs, hard muscles, collapsed spine, fluctuating mind, mental agita­tion, or timidity. Often people think that sitting quietly is meditation. This is a misunderstanding.

True meditation leads us to wisdom (jnana) and awareness (prajna), and this specifically helps in understanding that we are more than our ego. For this one needs the preparations of the postures and the breathing, the withdrawal of the senses and concentration. This process of relaxing the brain is achieved through asana. We generally think of mind as being in our head.

In asana our conscious­ness spreads throughout the body, eventually diffusing in every cell, creating a complete awareness. In this way stressful thought is drained away, and our mind focuses on the body, intelligence, and awareness as a whole. This allows the brain to be more receptive, and concentration be­comes natural. How to keep the brain cells in a relaxed, receptive, and concentrated state is the art that yoga teaches.

“Duality is the seed of conflict”.

We cannot all go into outer space to glimpse a planet where shared human goals can be achieved by peaceful cooperation. But when we look at photos of our blue orb hanging in space with no national boundaries cut into its surface and the white cloak of clouds en­veloping it, we too are moved by the earth’s unity. How then do we live this unity? Duality is the seed of conflict. But we all have access to a space, an inner space, where there is an end to duality, an end to con­flict. This is what meditation teaches us, the cessation of the imper­sonating ego and the dawn of the true, unified Self, beyond which there is no other. Yoga says that the highest experience of freedom is One­ness, the supreme reality of unity. But we cannot penetrate inward in order to experience immortal bliss without first harmonizing the five sheaths that encompass the soul.

In the final stage of samadhi (union), the individual self, with all its attributes, merges with the Divine Self, with the Universal Spirit. Yogis realize that the divine is not more heavenward than inward and in this final quest of the soul, seekers become seers. In this way they ex­perience the divine at the core of their being. Samadhi is usually de­scribed as the final freedom, freedom from the wheel of karma, of cause and effect, action and reaction. Samadhi has nothing to do with perpetuating our mortal self. Samadhi is an opportunity to encounter our imperishable Self before the transient vehicle of body disappears, as in the cycle of nature, it surely must. Yogis, however, do not stay in this stage of exalted bliss, but when they return to the world their actions are different, as they know in their innermost being that the divine unites us all and that a word or action done to another is ultimately done equally to oneself.

Learning to Live in the Natural World

Before beginning this journey inward, we must clarify its nature. There is a frequent misunderstanding of the journey inward or the spiritual path, which suggests to most people a rejection of the natural world, the mundane, the practical, the pleasurable. On the contrary, to a yogi (or indeed a Taoist master or Zen monk) the path toward spirit lies en­tirely in the domain of nature. It is the exploration of nature from the world of appearances, or surface, into the subtlest heart of living matter. Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal. For the yogi, spirit is not separate from body.

A scientist sets out to conquer nature through knowledge-ex­ternal nature, external knowledge. By these means he may split the atom and achieve external power. A yogi sets out to explore his own internal nature, to penetrate the atom (atma) of being. He does not gain dominion over wide lands and restless seas, but over his own re­calcitrant flesh and febrile mind. This is the power of compassionate truth. The presence of truth can make us feel naked, but compassion takes all our shame away. It is this inner quest for growth and evolu­tion, or “involution,” that is the profound and transformational yogic journey that awaits the seeker after Truth. We begin this involution with what is most tangible, our physical body, and the yogasana prac­tice helps us to understand and learn how to play this magnificent in­strument that each of us has been given.

The yogi knows that the physical body is not only the temple for our soul but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core. Only by first attending to the physical body can we hope to accomplish anything in our spiritual lives. If a man or woman has aspirations to experience the divine, but his or her body is too weak to bear the burden, of what use are their aspirations and ambitions?

That’s all the more reason, there­fore, for the vast majority of us who suffer from physical limitations and debilities to some degree to start yoga as soon as possible so that we may fit ourselves for the journey ahead of us.

Yoga offers us techniques to become aware, to expand and pene­trate, and to change and evolve in order to become competent in the lives we live and to initiate sensitivity and receptivity toward the life of which we are still only dimly aware.

We begin at the level of the phys­ical body, the aspect of ourselves that is most concrete and accessible to all of us. It is here that yogasana and pranayama practice allow us to understand our body with ever greater insight and through the body to understand our mind and reach our soul.

To a yogi, the body is a laboratory for life, a field of experimentation and perpetual research. For the yogi, the physical body corresponds to one of the elements of nature, namely the earth.

We are mortal clay, and we return to dust. All cultures recognize this truth, but nowadays we treat it as a mere metaphor. It is more than that. As you explore your own body, you are in fact exploring this element of nature itself. You are also developing the qualities of earth within yourself: solidity, shape, firmness, and strength.

Body will prove to be an obstacle unless we transcend its limita­tions and remove its compulsions. Hence, we have to learn how to ex­plore beyond our known frontiers, that is to expand and interpenetrate our awareness and how to master ourselves. Asana is ideal for this.

The keys to unlocking our potential are the qualities of purity and sensitivity. The point about purity, or simply cleanliness as it is often called in yoga texts, is not primarily a moral one. It is that purity per­mits sensitivity. Sensitivity is not weakness or vulnerability. It is clarity of perception and allows judicious, precise action. On the other hand, rigidity comes from impurity, from accumu­lated toxins, whether in the physical sense or the mental, when we call it prejudice or narrow-mindedness.

Rigidity is insensitivity. The sweat of exertion and the insight of penetration bring us, through a process of elimination and self-cultivation, both purity and sensitivity. Purity and sensitivity benefit us not only in relation to the inward journey but in relation to our outer environment, the external world.

The effects of impurity are highly undesirable. They cause us to de­velop a hard shell around us. If we construct a stiff shell between our­selves and the world outside our skin, we rob ourselves of most of life’s possibilities.

We are cut off from the free flow of cosmic energy. It be­comes difficult in every sense to let nourishment in or to let toxic waste out. We live in a capsule, what a poet called a “vain citadel.” As mammals, we are homeostatic.

That means we maintain certain mnstant balances within our bodies, temperature for example, by adapting to change and challenge in the environment. Strength and flexibility allow us to keep an inner balance, but man is trying more and more to dominate the environment rather than control himself.

Ultimately, when all the sheaths of the body and all the parts of a person coordinate together while performing an asana, you experience lhl· cessation of the fluctuations of the mind and also freedom from af­flictions. In asana you must align and harmonize the physical body and all the layers of the subtle emotional, mental, and spiritual body. This is integration. But how does one align these sheathes and experience this integration? How do we find such profound transformation in what from the outside may look simply like stretching or twisting the body into unusual positions? It begins with awareness.

There is an exercise of will, but the brain must be willing to listen to the body and see what is reasonable and prudent within the body’s capacity. The intelligence of the body is a fact. It is real. The intelligence of the brain is only imagination. So the imagination has to be made real. The brain may dream of doing a difficult back bend Imlay, but it cannot force the impossible even onto a willing body. Wl· arc always trying to progress, but inner cooperation is essential.

Brain has to cooperate with the message it receives from the body. I will often say to a student, “Your brain is not in your body! That is why you can’t get the asana.” I mean of course that his intelligence is in his head and not filling his body. It may be that your brain moves faster than your body or your body may fail to fulfill the instructions of your brain owing to lack of right guidance from your intelligence. Y

ou must learn to move the brain a bit more slowly so that it follows the body, or you have to make the body move faster to match the intelligence of the brain. Let the body be the doer, the brain the ob-server.

After acting, reflect on what you have done. Has the brain inter­preted the action correctly? If the brain does not observe correctly, then there is confusion in action. The duty of the brain is to receive knowl­edge from the body and then guide the body to further refine the ac­tion. Pause and reflect between each movement.

This is progression in attention. Then in the stillness, you can be filled with awareness. Ask yourself, “Has every part of me done its job?” The Self has to find out whether this has been done well or not. Pausing to reflect on your movement does not mean that you are not reflecting throughout the movement.

There should be constant analysis throughout the action, not just afterward. This leads to true understanding. The real meaning of knowledge is that action and analysis synchronize. Slow motion allows reflective intelligence. It al­lows our minds to watch the movement and leads to a skillful action. The art of yoga lies in the acuity of observation.

Self-consciousness is when the mind constantly worries and wonders about itself, doubting and being self-absorbed. It is like having the devil and angel sitting on your shoulders constantly arguing over what you should do. When you are self-conscious, you are going to ex­haust yourself. You are also going to strain the muscles unnecessarily because you are thinking about the asana and how far you want to stretch and not experiencing the asana and stretching according to your capacity. Self-awareness is the opposite of self-consciousness.

When you are self-aware, you are fully within yourself, not outside yourself looking in. You are aware of what you are doing without ego or pride. When you cannot hold the body still, you cannot hold the brain still. If you do not know the silence of the body, you cannot understand the silence of the mind.

Action and silence have to go together.

If there is action, there must also be silence. If there is silence, there can be con­scious action and not just motion. When action and silence combine like the two plates of a car’s clutch, it means that intelligence is in gear. While doing the postures, your mind should be in an interior con­scious state that does not mean sleep; it means silence, emptiness, space that can then be filled with an acute awareness of the sensations given by the posture. You watch yourself from inside. It is a full silence. Maintain a detached attitude toward the body and, at the same time, do not neglect any part of the body or show haste but remain alert while doing the asana.

Horizontal expansion and vertical extension should synchronize so that you are extending in all directions. Freedom in a posture is when every joint is active. Let us be full in whatever posture it is we arc doing just as we should be full in whatever we do in our lives.

Extension is freedom, and freedom allows for relaxation.

“Perfection is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.”

There is always relaxation in the right position, even though you are fully stretching. The ego is an unrelenting task master. It does not know that one must balance activity and passivity in the asana, exertion and relaxation. When one extends and relaxes, there is no oscillation of mind or body.

One who knows the art of relax­ation also knows the art of meditation. Whether one lives in the East or the West, North or South, everyone suffers from stress, and everyone craves rest and relaxation. If one stretches completely, one re­laxes completely. Look at a cat, a master of stretching and a master of relaxation.

Through yoga one can begin to develop a perfect balance between both sides of the body. All of us begin with imbalances, favoring one side or the other. When one side is more active than the other, the active side must become the guru for the inactive side to make it equally active. To the weaker side, we must apply attention. We must also show more care. We show keener interest to improve a dull and struggling friend than for an eager and intelligent one. In the same way you have to show yourself this same compassion and act on the weaker side of the body while taking pleasure in the achievement of the active side. Precision in action comes when the challenge by one side of the body is met by an equal counter-challenge of the other. This ignites the light of knowledge. You must keep your balance by using the intelli­gence of the body (whether instinct, feeling, or ability) but not by strength. When you keep the balance by strength, it is physical action; when by intelligence of the body, it is relaxation in action. Evenness is harmony, and in that evenness alone you learn.

Balance does not mean merely balancing the body. Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present-the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.

When the intellect is stable, there is no past, no future, only present. Do not live in the future; only the present is real. The mind takes you constantly to the future, as it plans, worries, and wonders. Memory takes you to the past, as it ruminatl’s and regrets.

Only the Self takes you to the present, for the divine can be experienced only now. The past, present, and future are held to­gether in each asana as thought, word, and deed become one. One has to find the median line of each asana so that the energy is properly distributed.

When one wavers from the median line, then one goes either to the past or the future. Vertical ascending is the future; vertical descending is the past. The horizontal is the present. The pre­sent is the perfect asana.

When you open horizontally, future and past meet in the present. This is how dynamic extension and expansion allow you to find balance and live more fully in the present through your body. In asana, we find balance and integration in the three di­mensions of space, but we also find balance and integration in the fourth dimension of time. The ancient sages said that the key to life was balance.

But what are we sup­posed to balance? The answer lies in the three qualities of nature, which are called the guna. These three qualities must be balanced in your asana practice and in your body, mind, and soul. Roughly they are translated as solidity, dynamism, and luminosity. We have seen that the essence of nature is change, a never-ending expression and re-expression of itself. What, we must ask ourselves, constantly provokes that change? Why do things simply not stay as they are?

This is because of the guna, the three complementary forces that Indian philosophy identifies as emerging from the very root of na­ture at the moment of creation. Understanding the guna, these three forces of nature, will be important for the success of your practice of yogasana and your inward journey to the Universal Soul. As soon as nature becomes manifest, these three forces shift. They lose their balance and create instability. That instability is very fertile. Mathematicians say that numbers progress from one to two to three to many. It is the number three that unlocks the possibility of infinite diversity. Infinite, unmanifested origin is one. Duality is two.

“Duality is the seed of conflict”.

“Duality is the idea or concept of separation”.

Dualityis the idea or concept of separation, of division, but alone it cannot I manifest in phenomena. Three is a wave, a sine curve, a vibration like light or sound. When two waves collide, a new phenomenon is created. That is the creativity inherent in nature. Even at the subtlest level, that of vibration and infra-atomic particles, nature’s built-in wobble sets it on an endless cycle of creation, destruction, and recreation. From three comes many.

Perfecting: Always Be Happy with the Smallest Improvement

Let the goal be to reach Perfection, but be content with a little progress toward perfection every day. Overambition can be destructive of sus­tainable progress. Perfection is ultimately only with God. So what is the value of perfection if it can be found only in God? We are creatures who can dream of perfection, and it is this dream that inspires one to improve. It is this dream that ignites the effort needed to transform. Perfection creates interest in art and life. The instinct that draws us to­ward the dream of perfection is really a desire for God. Sometimes our body is willing, but our mind is weak and says, “We don’t have time,” or “Forget it, it’s not worth all the effort.” Sometimes it is our mind that is willing, but our body is weak and says, “I’m really too tired for all this trouble.”

A practitioner must focus between the mind and the body, listening to the counsel of each, but letting the intelligence and the soul make the true decision, for this is where real willpower and real dedication are found. Do to your capacity while always striving to extend your capacity. Ten minutes today. After a few days, twelve minutes. Master that, then again extend. It is better to do a good pose minimum than a bad pose maximum. Do not say that you are disappointed with yourself. Find time every day to do something to maintain the asana practice. Sometimes both body and mind yield to willpower, and at other times they rebel.

Do not be afraid. Do not be attached to your body. Even if fear comes, accept it and find the courage to come through it. When you experience fear, you must practice without attachment to the body, thinking of it objectively as an opportunity for creative work. When fear is not there, you can treat the body more subjectively, as a part of yourself that nonetheless requires practice and cultivation.

Yoga is mastered only by long persistent nonstop practice, with zeal and de­termination. When the gardener plants an apple seed, does he expect the apples to appear at once? Of course not. The gardener waters the seed, watches each day, and feels happy seeing the growth. Treat the body in the same way. We water our asana and pranayama practice with love and joy seeing the small progress. While we know what the goal is, we do not focus on enlightenment. We know that when our practice is ripe, illumination comes. Patience allied with disciplined practices brings the required willpower. Willpower is concrete, not ethereal. When you do something, you demonstrate your willpower, and it becomes all the easier to have the same power of will the next time. When you perform your asana, you are physically demonstrating willpower through the expression of the muscles. Willpower is not just in the mind, but it is also in the body.

If there is an end, then there is no God. Creation by God never ends, so creation of your movements never ceases. The moment you say, “I have got it,” you have lost everything you had. As soon as something comes, you have to go one step further. Then there is evo­lution. The moment you say, “I am satisfied with that,” that means stagnation has come. That is the end of your learning; you have closed the windows of your intellect. So let me do what I cannot do, not what I can do. You have always to do a little bit more than you think you can, in quality and in quantity. This is what leads ultimately to beauty and greatness.

Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them. Over time the intensity with which one can practice develops.

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Letting Go – The Pathway of Surrender – Dedicated to removing the blocks to the Higher Self on the path to Enlightenment

Letting Go – The Pathway of Surrender – Dedicated to removing the blocks to the Higher Self on the path to Enlightenment

Dedicated to removing the blocks to the Higher Self on the path to Enlightenment

FOREWORD

This book provides a mechanism by which to unlock our innate capacities for happiness, success, health, well-being, intuition, unconditional love, beauty, inner peace, and creativity. These states and capacities are within all of us.

They do not depend on any outer circumstance or personal characteristic; they do not require belief in any religious system. No single group or system owns inner peace, as it belongs to the human spirit by virtue of our origin. This is the universal message of every great teacher, sage, and saint: “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” Dr. Hawkins says frequently, “What you are seeking is not different from your very own Self.” How can something innate to us—part and parcel of our true being—be so difficult to attain? Why all the unhappiness if we were endowed with happiness? If the “kingdom of heaven” is within us, why do we often “feel like hell”?

How can we get free of the sludge of non-peace that makes our journey to inner peace seem so arduous, like molasses running uphill on a freezing cold day? It’s nice to hear that peace, happiness, joy, love, and success are intrinsic to our human spirit. But what about all of the anger, sadness, despair, vanity, jealousy, anxieties, and daily little judgments that muffle the pristine sound of silence within us? Is there really a way to shake off the sludge and be free? Dance with unimpeded joy? Love all living things? Live in our greatness and fulfill our highest potential? Become a channel of grace and beauty in the world? In this book, Dr. Hawkins offers a pathway to the freedom that we long for but find difficult to attain. It may sound counter-intuitive to get somewhere by “letting go”; however, he certifies from clinical and personal experience that surrender is the surest route to total fulfillment.

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender provides the roadmap to a freer life for anyone who is willing to make the trip. Your life will be changed for the better if you apply the principles described in this book. They are not difficult to understand or to implement. They do not cost anything. They do not require special attire or travel to an exotic country. The major requirement for the journey is a willingness to let go of the attachment to your current experience of life.

We learn that the answer to the problems we face is within us. By letting go of the inner blocks to it, the truth of our inner Self shines forth and the path to peace is revealed. Other spiritual teachers have emphasized the cultivation of inner peace as the only real solution to personal difficulties, as well as collective conflicts: “Inner disarmament first, then outer disarmament” (The Dalai Lama);

“Be the change you want to see in the world” (Gandhi). The implication is clear. Because we are all part of the whole, when we heal something in ourselves, we heal it for the world. Each individual consciousness is connected to the collective consciousness at the energetic level; therefore, personal healing emerges collective healing. Dr. Hawkins may be the first to attempt to understand this principle in light of scientific and clinical applications. The crucial point is: by changing ourselves, we change the world. As we become more loving on the inside, healing occurs on the outside. Much like the rising of the sea level lifts all ships, so the radiance of unconditional love within a human heart lifts all of life.

Dr. David R. Hawkins is a world-renowned author, psychiatrist, clinician, spiritual teacher, and researcher of consciousness. Details of his extraordinary life are given in the “About the Author section at the back of the book. His unique work effulges from a wellspring of universal compassion and is dedicated to the alleviation of suffering in all dimensions of life.

The gift of Dr. Hawkins’ work to human evolvement is beyond what can be said about it. The state of Enlightenment is totally complete in its bliss, such that one would never leave it except out of a total surrender of love to God and to one’s fellow human beings, to share the gift that was given. This book on letting go, and all of his work in the world, is the result of that surrender.

As you will read in one of the chapters, there was a very deep surrender that allowed the resumption of his personal consciousness in order to fulfill certain commitments in the world. The state of oneness was not lost or left, but extraordinary love had to be directed toward the challenge of verbalizing the ineffable. You will notice that some of his pronouns do not fit grammatical convention—for example, “our life”—yet they are true to the experience of a spiritual state that knows the impersonal oneness of all life. That Dr. Hawkins would re-enter the world of logic and language in order to share a “Map of Consciousness” with us—so that we might also complete our destiny—speaks volumes of his selfless love for humanity. By showing us the way to liberation, Dr. Hawkins gives us the chance of reaching it.

The letting go technique is a pragmatic system of eliminating obstacles and attachments. It can also be called a mechanism of surrender. There is scientific proof of its efficacy, an explanation of which is included in one of the chapters. Research has shown the technique to be more effective than many other approaches currently available in relieving the physiologic responses to stress. After researching most of the various stress-reduction and consciousness methods, this approach stands out for its sheer simplicity, efficiency, clinical efficacy, absence of questionable concepts, and rapidity of observable results. Its simplicity is deceptive and almost disguises the real benefit of the technique. Simply stated, it sets us free from emotional attachments. It verifies the observation made by every sage, that attachments are the primary cause of suffering.

The mind, with its thoughts, is driven by feelings. Each feeling is the cumulative derivative of many thousands of thoughts. Because most people throughout their lives repress, suppress, and try to escape from their feelings, the suppressed energy accumulates and seeks expression through psychosomatic distress, bodily disorders, emotional illnesses, and disordered behavior in interpersonal relationships. The accumulated feelings block spiritual growth and awareness, as well as success in many areas of life.

INTRODUCTION
While in contemplation one day, the mind said: “What in the world is wrong with us?” “Why doesn’t happiness stay put?” “Where are the answers?’ “How do we address the human dilemma?” “Have I gone nuts or has the world gone crazy?”

The solution to any problem seems to bring only brief relief, for it is the very basis of the next problem. “Is the human mind a hopeless squirrel cage?” “Is everybody confused?” “Does God know what He’s doing?” “Is God dead?”

The mind just kept chattering along: “Does anybody have the secret?” Don’t worry—everybody’s desperate. Some seem cool about it. “I can’t see what all the fuss is about,” they say. “Life seems simple to me.” They are so scared they can’t even look at it! How about the experts? Their confusion is more sophisticated, wrapped in impressive jargon and elaborate mental construction.

They have predetermined belief systems into which they try to squeeze you. It seems to work for a while and, then, it is just back to one’s original state again.

Intuitively, we know that somewhere there is an ultimate answer. We stumble down dark byways into cul-de-sacs and blind alleys; we get exploited and taken, disillusioned, fed up, and we keep on trying. Where is our blind spot? Why can’t we find the answer? We don’t understand the problem; that’s why we can’t find the answer. Maybe it’s ultra simple, and that’s why we can’t see it. Maybe the solution is not “out there,” and that’s why we can’t find it. Maybe we have so many belief systems that we are blinded to the obvious.

Throughout history, a few individuals have reached great clarity and have experienced the ultimate solution to our human woes. How did they get there? What was their secret? Why can’t we understand what they had to teach? Is it really next to impossible or nearly hopeless? What about the average person who is not a spiritual genius? Multitudes follow spiritual pathways, but scarce are the ones who finally succeed and realize the ultimate truth. Why is that? We follow ritual and dogma and zealously practice spiritual discipline—and we crash once again!

Even when it works, the ego quickly comes in and we are caught in pride and smugness, thinking we have the answers. Oh, Lord, save us from the ones who have the answers! Save us from the righteous! Save us from the do-gooders!

Confusion is our salvation. For the confused, there is still hope. Hang on to your confusion. In the end it is your best friend, your best defense against the deathliness of others’ answers, against being raped by their ideas. If you are confused, you are still free.

If you are confused, this book is for you. What’s in the book? It tells of a simple method to reach great clarity and transcend your problems along the way. It’s not by finding the answers, but by undoing the basis of the problem. The state reached by the great sages of history is available; the solutions are within us and easy to find.

The mechanism of surrender is simple and the truth is self-evident. It works during daily life. There is no dogma or belief system. You verify everything for yourself, so you cannot be misled. There is no dependence on any teachings. It follows the dicta of “Know thyself”;

“The truth shall set you free”; and “The kingdom of God is within you.” It works for the cynic, the pragmatist, the religionist, and the atheist. It works for any age or cultural background. It works for the spiritual person and the non-spiritual person alike. Because the mechanism is your own, nobody can take it away from you. You are safe from disillusionment.

You will find out for yourself what is real and what are just the mind’s programs and belief systems. While all of this is going on, you will become healthier, more successful with less effort, happier, and more capable of real love. Your friends will notice a difference; the changes are permanent. You aren’t going to go for a “high” and crash later. You will discover there is an automatic teacher within yourself. Eventually you will discover your inner Self. You always unconsciously knew it was there.

When you come upon it, you will understand what the great sages of history were trying to convey. You will understand it because Truth is self-evident and within your own Self. This book is written with you, the reader, constantly in mind. It is easy, effortless, and enjoyable. There is nothing to learn or memorize. You will become lighter and happier as you read it. The material will automatically start bringing you the experience of freedom as you read through the pages.

You are going to feel the weights being removed. Everything you do will become more enjoyable. You are in for some happy surprises about your life! Things are going to get better and better! It’s okay to be skeptical. We’ve been taken down the primrose path before, so be as skeptical as you like. Indeed, it’s advisable to avoid gushing enthusiasm.

It is a setup for a letdown later. Therefore, rather than enthusiasm, quiet observation will serve you better. Is there such a thing as something for nothing in the universe? Oh, yes, most certainly there is. It’s your own freedom which you have forgotten and don’t know how to experience. What is being offered to you is not something that has to be acquired. It is not something that is new or outside of yourself. It is already yours and merely has to be reawakened and rediscovered. It will emerge of its own nature. The purpose of sharing this approach is merely to put you in touch with your own inner feelings and experiences. In addition, there is much helpful information that your mind will want to know. The process of surrender will begin automatically, for it is the nature of the mind to seek relief from pain and suffering and to experience greater happiness.

THE MECHANISM OF LETTING GO

What is it?

Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight It is accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with an increased happiness and freedom. It is an actual mechanism of the mind, and everyone has experienced it on occasion.

A good example is the following. You are in the midst of an intense argument; you are angry and upset, when suddenly the whole thing strikes you as absurd and ridiculous. You start to laugh. The pressure is relieved. You come up from anger, fear, and feeling attacked to feeling suddenly free and happy.

Think how great it would be if you could do that all of the time, in any place, and with any event. You could always feel free and happy and never be cornered by your feelings again. That’s what this technique is all about: letting go consciously and frequently at will. You are then in charge of how you feel, and you are no longer at the mercy of the world and your reactions to it. You are no longer the victim. This is employing the bask teaching of the Buddha, which removes the pressure of involuntary reactivity.

We carry around with us a huge reservoir of accumulated negative feelings, attitudes, and beliefs. The accumulated pressure makes us miserable and is the basis of many of our illnesses and problems. We are resigned to it and explain it away as the “human condition.” We seek to escape from it in myriad ways. The average human life is spent trying to avoid and run from the inner turmoil of fear and the threat of misery. Everyone’s self-esteem is constantly threatened both from within and without.

If we take a close look at human life, we see that it is essentially one long elaborate struggle to escape our inner fears and expectations that have been projected upon the world. Interspersed are periods of celebration when we have momentarily escaped the inner fears, but the fears are still there waiting for us. We have become afraid of our inner feelings because they hold such a massive amount of negativity that we fear we would be overwhelmed by it if we were to take a deeper look.

We have a fear of these feelings because we have no conscious mechanism by which to handle the feelings if we let them come up within ourselves. Because we are afraid to face them, they continue to accumulate and, finally, we secretly begin looking forward to death to bring all of the pain to an end. It is not thoughts or facts that are painful but the feelings that accompany them.

Thoughts in and of themselves are painless, but not the feelings that underlie them! It is the accumulated pressure of feelings that causes thoughts. One feeling, for instance, can create literally thousands of thoughts over a period of time. Think, for instance, of one painful memory from early life, one terrible regret that has been hidden. Look at all the years and years of thoughts associated with that single event.

If we could surrender the underlying painful feeling, all of those thoughts would disappear instantly and we would forget the event. This observation is in accord with scientific research. The Gray-LaViolette scientific theory integrates psychology and neurophysiology. Their research demonstrated that feeling tones organize thoughts and memory (Gray-LaViolette, 1981). Thoughts are filed in the memory bank according to the various shades of feelings associated with those thoughts. Therefore, when we relinquish or let go of a feeling, we are freeing ourselves from all of the associated thoughts.

The great value of knowing how to surrender is that any and all feelings can be let go of at any time and any place in an instant, and it can be done continuously and effortlessly. What is the surrendered state? It means to be free of negative feelings in a given area so that creativity and spontaneity can manifest without opposition or the interference of inner conflicts. To be free of inner conflict and expectations is to give others in our life the greatest freedom. It allows us to experience the basic nature of the universe, which, it will be discovered, is to manifest the greatest good possible in a situation. This may sound philosophical, but, when done, it is experientially true.

Christ said, “Why do you see the splinter which is in your brother’s eye, and do not feel the beam which is in your own eye (Matthew 7:3)?”

All the Great Masters point us within. Everything in the universe emits a vibration. The higher the vibration, the more power it has. Emotions, also, because they are energy, emit vibrations.

There is progressive diminishing of dependence on anything or anyone outside of ourselves. These principles are in accord with the basic teaching of the Buddha to avoid attachment to worldly phenomena, as well as the basic teaching of Jesus Christ to “be in the world but not of it.”

There are numerous complicated psychologies of the human emotions. They often involve considerable symbology and references to mythology, and they are based on hypotheses that are hotly debated. As a result, there are various schools of psychotherapy with their different aims and methods. Simplicity is one of the earmarks of truth, and so we will describe a simple, workable, testable map of the emotions that can be verified by subjective experience, as well as by objective testing.

The Goal of Survival Whichever psychology is studied reveals that the primary human goal, superseding all others, is survival. Every human desire seeks to ensure one’s personal survival and the survival of one’s identified groups, such as family, loved ones, and country. Humans fear, most of all, the loss of the capacity to experience. To that end, people are interested in the survival of the body because they believe that they are the body and, therefore, they need the body to experience their existence.

Because people view themselves as separate and limited, they are stressed by their sense of lack. It is common for humans to look outside of themselves for the satisfaction of their needs. This leads them to experience themselves as vulnerable because they are insufficient unto themselves. The mind is, therefore, a survival mechanism, and its method of survival is primarily the use of emotions. Thoughts are engendered by the emotions and, eventually, emotions become shorthand for thoughts.

Thousands and even millions of thoughts can be replaced by a single emotion. Emotions are more basic and primitive than mental processes. Reason is the tool the mind uses to achieve its emotional ends. When used by the intellect, the basic underlying emotion is usually unconscious or at least out of awareness. When the underlying emotion is forgotten or ignored and not experienced, people are unaware of the reason for their actions and they develop all kinds of plausible reasons.

In fact, they frequently do not know why they are doing what they are doing. There is a simple way to become conscious of the underlying emotional goal behind any activity through use of the question, “What for?” With each answer, “What for?” is asked again and again until the basic feeling is uncovered. An example would be the following. A man wants a new Cadillac. His mind gives all the logical reasons but logic doesn’t really explain it. So he asks himself, “What do I want the Cadillac for?” “Well,” he says, “it is to achieve status, recognition, respect, and solid citizen success status.” Again: “What do I want status for?” “Respect and approval from others,” he might say, “and to ensure that respect.” Again: “What do I want respect and approval for?” “To have the feeling of security.” Again: “What do I want security for?” “To feel happy.” The continual question, “What for?,” reveals that basically there are feelings of insecurity, unhappiness, and lack of fulfillment. Every activity or desire will reveal that the basic goal is to achieve a certain feeling.

There are no other goals than to overcome fear and achieve happiness. Emotions are connected with what we believe will ensure our survival, not with what actually will. Emotions themselves are actually the cause of the basic fear that drives everyone to seek security constantly.

“Like goes to like.” The different energies constellate in “attractor patterns” or “levels of consciousness.” The Map of Consciousness (see Appendix A) provides a linear, logarithmic view of this nonlinear energetic terrain. Each level of consciousness (or attractor pattern) is calibrated on a logarithmic scale of energetic power, ranging from 1-1000. The level of Pull Enlightenment (1000), at the top of the Map, represents the highest level attainable in the human realm; it is the energy of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Krishna. The level of Shame (20) is at the bottom, close to death, representing bare survival. The level of Courage (200) is the critical point that marks the shift from negative to positive energy. It is the energy of integrity, being truthful, empowerment, and having the capacity to cope. The levels of consciousness below Courage are destructive, whereas the levels above it are life-supportive. A simple muscle-test reveals the difference: negative stimuli (below 200) instantly weaken the muscle, and positive stimuli (above 200) instantly strengthen the muscle. True “power” strengthens; “force” weakens. Above the level of Courage, people seek us out because we give energy to them (“power) and we have goodwill towards them. Below the level of Courage, people avoid us because we take energy from them (“force”) and we want to use them for our own material or emotional needs. Here, we delineate the basic scale, starting from the higher energies down to the lower:

My Personal thoughts; (To understand this scale the three first chakras can be represented from energy frequency from 0-200 in this scale, and this also reprsent the Matrix or the mind prison Mankind is trapped within. Much what see, hear and read in news, media and watch from the movie industry is designed to keep mankind in the lower state of mind). Ego therefore don´t want to be enlighten, but instead feeding people´s mind with ignorance. “Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.”

Peace (600): This is experienced as perfection, bliss, effortlessness, and oneness. It is a state of non-duality beyond separateness and beyond the intellect, as in the “peace that passeth all understanding.” It is described as Illumination and Enlightenment. It is rare in the human realm. Joy (540): Love that is unconditional and unchanging, despite circumstances and actions of others. The world is illuminated by exquisite beauty, which is seen in all things. The perfection of creation is self-evident. There is closeness to unity and discovery of Self; compassion for all; enormous patience; the feeling of at-oneness with others and a concern for their happiness. A sense of self-completion and self-sufficiency prevails. Love (500): A way of being that is forgiving, nurturing, and supportive. It does not proceed from the mind; rather, it emanates from the heart. Love focuses on the essence of a situation, not the details. It deals with wholes, not particulars. As perception is replaced with vision, it takes no position and sees the intrinsic value and lovability of all that exists.

Reason (400): This aspect differentiates humans from the animal world. There is the ability to see things in the abstract, to conceptualize, to be objective, and to make rapid and correct decisions. Its enormous utility is problem solving. Science, philosophy, medicine, and logic are expressions of this level. Acceptance (350): This energy is easy-going, laid back, harmonious, flexible, inclusive, and free of inner resistance. “Life is good. You and I are good. I feel connected.” It meets life on life’s terms. There is no need to blame others or blame life.
Willingness (310): This energy subserves survival by virtue of a positive attitude that welcomes all expressions of life. It is friendly, helpful, wants to assist, and seeks to be of service.


Neutrality (250): This is a way of life that is comfortable, pragmatic, and relatively free of emotionality. “It’s okay either way.” It is free of rigid positions, nonjudgmental, and noncompetitive. Courage (200): This energy says, “I can do it.” It is determined, excited about life, productive, independent, and self-empowered. Effective action is possible. Pride (175): “My way is the best way.” says this level. Its focus is achievement. desire for recognition, specialness, and perfectionism. It feels “better than … ” and superior to others. Anger (150): This energy overcomes the source of fear by force, threats, and attack. It is irritable, explosive, bitter, volatile, and resentful. It likes to “get even,” as in “I’ll show you.” Desire (125): It is always seeking gain, acquisition, pleasure, and “getting” something outside oneself. It is insatiable, never satisfied, and craving. have to have it.” “Give me what I want, and give it to me now!” Fear (100): This energy sees “danger,” which is “everywhere.” It is avoidant, defensive, preoccupied with security, possessive of others, jealous, restless, anxious, and vigilant. Grief (75): There is helplessness, despair, loss, regret, and the feeling, “If only I had … ” Separation. Depression. Sadness. Being a “loser.” Mournful, as in “I can’t go on.” Apathy (50): This energy is characterized by hopelessness, playing dead, being a “drain” to others, being immobilized, and the feelings: “I can’t” and “Who cares?” Poverty is common. Guilt (30): In this energy field, one wants to punish and be punished. It leads a self-rejection, masochism, remorse, “feeling bad,” and self-sabotage. “It’s all n fault” Accident-proneness, suicidal behavior, and projection of self-hatred ono “evil” others are common. It is the basis of many psychosomatic illnesses. Shame (20): Characterized by humiliation, as in “hanging your head in shame.’ It is traditionally accompanied by banishment. It is destructive to health and leads to cruelty toward self and others.

The energy levels are also traditionally associated with the body energy centers that are sometimes referred to as “chakras.” The chakras are energy centers through which “kundalini energy” is said to flow, once it is awakened at the level of Courage (200). The energy centers (chakras) can be measured by a variety of clinical techniques and sensitive electronic instruments.

On the Map of Consciousness, the chakras calibrate as follows: Crown (600), Third Eye (525), Throat (350), Heart (505), Solar Plexus (275), Sacral or Spleen (275), Base or Root Chakra (200). When we relinquish negative feelings, the energy in our higher chakras increases. For instance, instead of habitually “venting our spleen” (second chakra), we are now described as “all heart” (fifth chakra). This energy system has a direct impact on the physical body.

The energy in each chakra flows out through channels called “meridians” to the whole energy body, which is like a blueprint to the physical body. Each meridian is associated with a particular organ, and each organ is associated with a particular emotion. A negative emotion throws off the energy balance of its associated acupuncture meridian and related organ.

For instance, depression, despair, and melancholy are associated with the liver meridian, so these emotions tend to interfere with liver function. Every negative feeling impairs a body organ and, as the years go by, that organ becomes diseased and eventually fails to function. The lower our emotional state, the more negatively we influence not only our own lives but also all of life around us.

The higher the emotional level of evolution, the more positive our life becomes on all levels, and we support all life around us. As negative emotions are acknowledged and surrendered, we get freer and move up the scale, eventually experiencing predominantly positive feelings. All lower emotions are limitations and blind us to the reality of our true Self. As we surrender our way up the scale and near the top, a new type of experience begins to happen. At the very top of the scale, there occurs the realization of one’s true Self and the varying levels of Illumination.

The main importance of this is to note that, as we get higher and freer, what the world calls spiritual awareness, intuition, and growth of consciousness occur. This is the common experience of all who surrender their negative feelings. They become more and more conscious. That which is impossible to see or experience at lower levels of consciousness becomes self-evident and stunningly obvious at higher levels.

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CONTENT

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Mechanism of Letting Go
What is it?
Feelings and Mental Mechanisms
Feelings and Stress
Life Events and Emotions
Mechanism of Letting Go
Resistance to Letting Go
Chapter 3: The Anatomy of Emotions
Goal of Survival
Scale of Emotions
Understanding Emotions
Handling Emotional Crises
Healing the Past
Enhancing Positive Emotions
Chapter 4: Apathy and Depression
“I Can’t” vs. “I Won’t”
Blame
Choosing the Positive
The Company We Keep
Chapter 5: Grief
Allowing the Grief
Handling Loss
Preventing Grief
Chapter 6: Fear
Fear of Public Speaking
Healing Effect of Love
Owning the “Shadow”
Guilt
Chapter 7: Desire
Desire as an Obstacle
Having—Doing—Being
Glamour
Power of Inner Decision
Chapter 8: Anger
Using Anger Positively
Self-Sacrifice
Acknowledgment
Expectations
Chronic Resentment
Chapter 9: Pride
Vulnerability of Pride
Humility
Joy and Gratitude
Opinions
Chapter 10: Courage
Courage to Let Go
Self-Empowerment
Awareness of Others
Chapter 11: Acceptance
Everything Is Perfect As It Is
Acceptance of Self and Others
Personal Responsibility
Chapter 12: Love
Love in Everyday Life
Love Heals
Unconditional Love
Oneness
Chapter 13: Peace
Profound Impact of Peace
Silent Transmission
Surrender to Ultimate Reality
Chapter 14: Reducing Stress and Physical Illness
Psychological Aspects and Stress Proneness
Medical Aspects of Stress
Energy System Response to Stress and the Acupuncture System
Interventions to Alleviate Stress
Kinesiologic Testing
Kinesiologic Testing Technique
The Relationship of Consciousness to Stress and Disease
Chapter 15: The Relationship between Mind and Body
Influence of Mind
Disease-Prone Beliefs
Comparison with Other Techniques
Chapter 16: The Benefits of Letting Go
Emotional Growth
Problem Solving
Lifestyle
Resolution of Psychological Problems: Comparison with
Psychotherapy
Chapter 17: Transformation
Health
Wealth
Happiness
State of Inner Freedom
Chapter 18: Relationships
Negative Feelings
The Human Condition
Positive Feelings
Sexual Relations
Chapter 19: Achievement of Vocational Goals
Feelings and Abilities
Negative Feelings Related to Work
Positive Feelings Related to Work
Feelings and the Decision-Making Process
Feelings and Sales Ability
Chapter 20: Physician, Heal Thyself
Basic Principles
Healing of Multiple Diseases
Healing of Vision
Chapter 21: Questions and Answers
Religious and Spiritual Goals
Meditation and Inner Techniques
Psychotherapy
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Relationships
The Mechanism
Surrender to the Ultimate

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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism – “It is important to see that the main point of any spiritual practice is to step out of the bureaucracy of ego”. Dharma is applicable to every age, to every person; it has a living quality. It is not enough to imitate your master or guru; you are not trying to become a replica of your teacher.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism – “It is important to see that the main point of any spiritual practice is to step out of the bureaucracy of ego”. Dharma is applicable to every age, to every person; it has a living quality. It is not enough to imitate your master or guru; you are not trying to become a replica of your teacher.

Foreword

The inspiration to find the truth, to see what is real, and to lead a genuine life—the culmination of which can be enlightenment—is what underlies every spiritual journey. However, embarking on this journey is rarely as straightforward as we may wish.

The journey toward enlightenment ultimately may be both profound and simple, yet the process of understanding that simplicity tends to be multidimensional, if not downright complicated.

For in order to understand a spiritual path, we must acknowledge and understand our own mind, now, as it pertains to the journey. What misunder-standings and concepts we may have about a spiritual practice, we must overcome so that we’re not merely practicing according to our own conceptualized idea.

Ego, and the myriad games it plays to unravel our inspiration for enlightenment, must always be monitored. To understand the essential qualities of the spiritual path, especially what obstacles or conundrums might lie ahead, we need a clear sense of direction. We need teachings, instructions, and guidance from someone who has traveled the path and therefore can give valid and confident advice about how others could travel this same path.

Cutting Through Spiritual

Materialism has become a classic. For those in the audience who were experimenting with rejecting society in order to pursue an idealistic, transcendental path, his teachings shed new light onworking with themselves in the context of their own country, family, and culture. As an enthusiastic newcomer to the West and a spiritual elder as well, he was able to introduce to them the basic workability of their own situation as part of the spiritual path.

Rejecting everything was not the solution. Training one’s mind, body, and speech in accordance with the truth would bring about the understanding and wisdom that produces peace.

Many of those students followed his advice, continuing on their spiritual journeys and at the same time becoming parents, teachers, business people, and even dharma teachers. These people have now become the elders for a new generation of inquisitive minds.

Even though the message of this book was addressed to a particular group at a particular time in history, it is not only for that generation. These teachings will never be dated or pigeonholed. In the last thirty years, in our continuing pursuit of whatever will distract us from the truth of pain and suffering, we have become even more materialistic.

Although the Bud-dhist way is not theistic, it does not contradict the theistic dis-ciplines. Rather the differences between the ways are a matter of emphasis and method. The basic problems of spiritual materialism are common to all spiritual disciplines. The Bud-dhist approach begins with our confusion and suffering and works toward the unraveling of their origin. The theistic ap-proach begins with the richness of God and works toward raising consciousness so as to experience God’s presence. But since the obstacles to relating with God are our confusions and negativities, the theistic approach must also deal with them. Spiritual pride, for example, is as much a problem in theistic disciplines as in Buddhism. According to the Buddhist tradition, the spiritual path is the process of cutting through our confusion, of uncovering the awakened state of mind. When the awakened state of mind is crowded in by ego and its attendant paranoia, it takes on the character of an underlying instinct. So it is not a matter of building up the awakened state of mind, but rather of burning out the confusions which obstruct it. In the process of burning out these confusions, we discover enlightenment. If the process were otherwise, the awakened state of mind would be a product, dependent upon cause and effect and therefore liable to dissolution. Anything which is created must, sooner or later, die. If enlightenment were created in such a way, there would always be the possibility of ego reasserting itself, causing a return to the confused state. Enlightenment is permanent be-cause we have not produced it; we have merely discovered it (p.4).

In the Buddhist tradition the analogy of the sun appearing from behind the clouds is often used to explain the discovery of enlightenment. In meditation practice we clear away the confusion of ego in order to glimpse the awakened state. The absence of ignorance, of being crowded in, of paranoia, opens up a tremendous view of life. One discovers a different way of being. The heart of the confusion is that man has a sense of self which seems to him to be continuous and solid. When a thought or emotion or event occurs, there is a sense of someone being conscious of what is happening. You sense that you are read-ing these words. This sense of self is actually a transitory, dis-continuous event, which in our confusion seems to be quite solid and continuous. Since we take our confused view as be. ing real, we struggle to maintain and enhance this solid self. We try to feed it pleasures and shield it from pain. Experi-ence continually threatens to reveal our transitoriness to us, so we continually struggle to cover up any possibility of dis-covering our real condition. “But,” we might ask, “if our real condition is an awakened state, why are we so busy trying to avoid becoming aware of it?” It is because we have become so absorbed in our confused view of the world, that we consider it real, the only possible world. This struggle to maintain the sense of a solid, continuous self is the action of ego Ego, however, is only partially successful in shielding us from pain. It is the dissatisfaction which accompanies ego’s struggle that inspires us to examine what we are doing.

Since there are always gaps in our self-consciousness, some insight is possible. An interesting metaphor used in Tibetan Buddhism to describe the functioning of ego is that of the “Three Lords of Materialism”:

the “Lord of Form,” the “Lord of Speech,” and the “Lord of Mind.” In the discussion of the Three Lords which follows, the words “materialism” and “neurotic” refer to the action of ego.

The Lord of Form refers to the neurotic pursuit of physical comfort, security and pleasure. Our highly organized and technological society reflects our preoccupation with manipu. I sting physical surroundings so as to shield ourselves from the irritations of the raw, rugged, unpredictable aspects of life. Push-button elevators, pre-packaged meat, air conditioning, flush toilets, private funerals, retirement programs, mass pro-duction, weather satellites, bulldozers, fluorescent lighting, nine to five jobs, television—all are attempts to create a man-ageable, safe, predictable, pleasurable world.

The Lord of Form does not signify the physically rich and secure life-situations we create per se. Rather it refers to the neurotic preoccupation that drives us to create them, to try to control nature. It is ego’s ambition to secure and entertain it-self, trying to avoid all irritation. So we cling to our pleasures and possessions, we fear change or force change, we try to create a nest or playground.

The Lord of Speech refers to the use of intellect in relating to our world. We adopt sets of categories which serve as handles, as ways of managing phenomena. The most fully developed products of this tendency are ideologies, the systems of ideas that rationalize, justify and sanctify our lives. Nationalism, communism, existentialism, Christianity, Buddhism —all provide us with identities, rules of action, and interpretations of how and why things happen as they do.

Again, the use of intellect is not in itself the Lord of Speech. The Lord of Speech refers to the inclination on the part of ego to interpret anything that is threatening or irritating in such a way as to neutralize the threat or turn it into something “positive” from ego’s point of view. The Lord of Speech re-fers to the use of concepts as filters to screen us from a direct perception of what is. The concepts are taken too seriously; they are used as tools to solidify our world and ourselves.

If a world of nameable things exists, then “I” as one of the name-able things exists as well. We wish not to leave any room for threatening doubt, uncertainty or confusion. The Lord of Mind refers to the effort of consciousness to maintain awareness of itself. The Lord of Mind rules when we use spiritual and psychological disciplines as the means of maintaining our self-consciousness, of holding onto our sense of self. Drugs, yoga, prayer, meditation, trances, various psy-chotherapies—all can be used in this way.

Ego is able to convert everything to its own use, even spiri-tuality. For example, if you have learned of a particularly beneficial meditation technique of spiritual practice, then ego’s attitude is, first to regard it as an object of fascination and, second to examine it. Finally, since ego is seeming solid and cannot really absorb anything, it can only mimic. Thus ego tries to examine and imitate the practice of meditation and the meditative way of life. When we have learned all the tricks and answers of the spiritual game, we automatically try to imitate spirituality, since real involvement would require the complete elimination of ego, and actually the last thing we want to do is to give up the ego completely.

However, we cannot experience that which we are trying to imitate; we can only find some area within the bounds of ego that seems to be the same thing. Ego translates everything in terms of its own state of health, its own inherent qualities. It feels a sense of great accomplishment and excitement at having been able to create such a pattern. At last it has created a tangible ac-complishment, a confirmation of its own individuality. If we become successful at maintaining our self-consciousness through spiritual techniques, then genuine spiritual de velopment is highly unlikely.

Our mental habits become so strong as to be hard to penetrate. We may even go so far as to achieve the totally demonic state of complete “Egohood.” Even though the Lord of Mind is the most powerful in sub-verting spirituality, still the other two Lords can also rule the spiritual practice. Retreat to nature, isolation, simple, quiet, high people—all can be ways of shielding oneself from irri-tation, all can be expressions of the Lord of Form.

Or perhaps religion may provide us with a rationalization for creating a secure nest, a simple but comfortable home, for acquiring an amiable mate, and a stable, easy joh. The Lord of Speech is involved in spiritual practice as well. In following a spiritual path we may substitute a new religious ideology for our former beliefs, but continue to use it in the old neurotic way. Regardless of how sublime our ideas may be, if we take them too seriously and use them to maintain our ego, we are still being ruled by the Lord of Speech.

Most of us, if we examine our actions, would probably agree that we are ruled by one or more of the Three Lords. “But,” we might ask, “so what? This is simply a description of the human condition. Yes, we know that our technology cannot shield us from war, crime, illness, economic insecurity, laborious work; old age and death; nor can our ideologies shield us from doubt, uncertainty, confusion and disorienta. tion; nor can our therapies protect us from the dissolution of the high states of consciousness that we may temporarily achieve and the disillusionment and anguish that follow. But what else are we to do?

The Three Lords seem too powerful to overthrow, and we don’t know what to replace them with.

The Buddha, troubled by these questions, examined the process by which the Three Lords rule. He questioned why our minds follow them and whether there is another way. He discovered that the Three Lords seduce us by creating a funda-mental myth: that we are solid beings. But ultimately the myth is false, a huge hoax, a gigantic fraud, and it is the root of our suffering. In order to make this discovery he had to break through very elaborate defenses erected by the Three Lords to prevent their subjects from discovering the fundamental deception which is the source of their power.

We cannot in any way free ourselves from the domination of the Three Lords unless we too cut through, layer by layer, the elaborate defenses of these Lords.

The Lords’ defenses are created out of the material of our minds. This material of mind is used by the Lords in such a way as to maintain the basic myth of solidity. In order to see for ourselves how this process works we must examine our own experience.

“But how,” we might ask, “are we to conduct the examination? What method or tool are we to use?” The method that the Buddha discovered is meditation. He discovered that struggling to find answers did not work. It was only when there were gaps in his struggle that insights came to him. He began to realize that there was a sane, awake quality with-in him which manifested itself only in the absence of struggle.

So the practice of meditation involves “letting be.” There have been a number of misconceptions regarding meditation. Some people regard it as a trancelike state of mind. Others think of it in terms of training, in the sense of mental gymnastics. But meditation is neither of these, although it does involve dealing with neurotic states of mind.

The neurotic state of mind is not difficult or impossible to deal with. It has energy, speed and a certain pattern. The practice of meditation involves letting be—trying to go with the pattern, trying to go with the energy and the speed. In this way we learn how to deal with these factors, how to relate with them, not in the sense of causing them to mature in the way we would like, but in the sense of knowing them for what they are and working with their pattern.

There is a story regarding the Buddha which recounts how he once gave teaching to a famous sitar player who wanted to study meditation. The musician asked, “Should I control my mind or should I completely let go?” The Buddha answered, “Since you are a great musician, tell me how you would tune the strings of your instrument.” The musician said, “I would make them not too tight and not too loose.” “Likewise,” said the Buddha, “in your meditation practice you should not im-pose anything too forcefully on your mind, nor should you let it wander.”

That is the teaching of letting the mind be in a very open way, of feeling the flow of energy without trying to subdue it and without letting it get out of control, of going with the energy pattern of mind. This is meditation practice. Such practice is necessary generally because our thinking pattern, our conceptualized way of conducting our life in the world, is either too manipulative, imposing itself upon the world, or else runs completely wild and uncontrolled.

Therefore, our meditation practice must begin with ego’s outermost layer, the discursive thoughts which continually run through our minds, our mental gossip. The Lords use discursive thought as their first line of defense, as the pawns in their effort to deceive us.

The more we generate thoughts, the busier we are mentally and the more convinced we are of our exis-tence. So the Lords are constantly trying to activate these thoughts, trying to create a constant overlapping of thoughts so that nothing can be seen beyond them. In true meditation there is no ambition to stir up thoughts, nor is there an ambi-tion to suppress them. They are just allowed to occur spontaneously and become an expression of basic sanity. They become the expression of the precision and the clarity of the awakened state of mind (p. 10).

Spiritual Materialism

We have come here to learn about spirituality. I trust the genuine quality of this search but we must question its nature. The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality. Ego is constantly attempting to acquire and apply the teachings of spirituality for its own benefit.

The teachings are treated as an external thing, external to “me,” a philosophy which we try to imitate. We do not actually want to identify with or become the teachings. So if our teacher speaks of renunciation of ego, we attempt to mimic renuncia-tion of ego. We go through the motions, make the appropriate gestures, but we really do not want to sacrifice any part of our way of life.

We become skillful actors, and while playing deaf and dumb to the real meaning of the teachings, we find some comfort in pretending to follow the path. Whenever we begin to feel any discrepancy or conflict be-tween our actions and the teachings, we immediately interpret the situation in such a way that the conflict is smoothed over.

The interpreter is ego in the role of spiritual advisor. The situation is like that of a country where church and state are separate. If the policy of the state is foreign to the teachings of the church, then the automatic reaction of the king is to go to the head of the church, his spiritual advisor. and ask his blessing.

The head of the church then works out some justification and gives the policy his blessing under the pretense that the king is the protector of the faith. In an individual’s mind, it works out very neatly that way, ego being both king and head of the church.

This rationalization of the spiritual path and one’s actions must he cut through if true spirituality is to be realized. How. ever, such rationalizing is not easy to deal with because every-thing is seen through the filter of ego’s philosophy and logic, making all appear neat, precise and very logical. We attempt to find a self-justifying answer for every question.

In order to reassure ourselves, we work to fit into our intellectual scheme every aspect of our lives which might be confusing. And our effort is so serious and solemn, so straight-forward and sin-cere, that it is difficult to be suspicious of it. We always trust the “integrity” of our spiritual advisor. It does not matter what we use to achieve self-justification: the wisdom of sacred books, diagrams or charts, mathematical calculations, esoteric formulae, fundamentalist religion, depth psychology, or any other mechanism.

Whenever we begin to evaluate, deciding that we should or should not do this or that, then we have already associated our practice or our knowledge with categories, one pitted against the other, and that is spiri-tual materialism, the false spirituality of our spiritual advisor. Whenever we have a dualistic notion such as, “I am doing this because I want to achieve a particular state of conscious-ness, a particular state of being,” then automatically we sepa-rate ourselves from the reality of what we are. If we ask ourselves, “What is wrong with evaluating, with taking sides?”, the answer is that, when we formulate a secondary judgment, “I should be doing this and should avoid doing that,” then we have achieved a level of complication which takes us a long Nay from the basic simplicity of what we are. The simplicity of meditation means just experiencing the ape instinct of ego.

“It is important to see that the main point of any spiritual practice is to step out of the bureaucracy of ego”.

If anything more than this is laid onto our psychology, then it becomes a very heavy, thick mask, a suit of armor. It is important to see that the main point of any spiritual practice is to step out of the bureaucracy of ego.

This means stepping out of ego’s constant desire for a higher, more spiri-tual, more transcendental version of knowledge, religion, vir-tue, judgment, comfort or whatever it is that the particular ego is seeking. One must step out of spiritual materialism. If we do not step out of spiritual materialism, if we in fact prac-tice it, then we may eventually find ourselves possessed of a huge collection of spiritual paths.

We may feel these spiritual collections to be very precious. We have studied so much. We may have studied Western philosophy or Oriental philosophy, practiced yoga or perhaps have studied under dozens of great masters. We have achieved and we have learned. We believe that we have accumulated a hoard of knowledge.

And yet, having gone through all this, there is still something to give up. It is extremely mysterious! How could this happen? Im-possible! But unfortunately it is so. Our vast collections of knowledge and experience are just part of ego’s display, part of the grandiose quality of ego. We display them to the world and, in so doing, reassure ourselves that we exist, safe and secure, as “spiritual” people.

There is a saying in the Tibetan scriptures: “Knowledge must be burned, hammered and beaten like pure gold. Then one can wear it as an ornament.” So when you receive spiritual instruction from the hands of another, you do not take it uncritically, but you burn it, you hammer it, you beat it, until the bright, dignified color of gold appears. Then you craft it into an ornament, whatever design you like, and you put it on. Therefore, dharma is applicable to every age, to every person; it has a living quality. It is not enough to imitate your master or guru; you are not trying to become a replica of your teacher. The teachings are an individual personal experience, right clown to the present holder of the doctrine.

One of the difficulties in surrendering to a guru is our preconceptions regarding him and our expectations of what will happen with him. We are preoccupied with ideas of what we would like to experience with our teacher: “I would like to see this; that would be the best way to see it; I would like to experience this particular situation, because it is in exact accordance with my expectation and fascination.”

So we try to fit things into pigeonholes, try to fit the situation to our expectations, and we cannot surrender any part of our anticipation to all. If we search for a guru or teacher, we expect him to be saintly, peaceful, quiet, a simple and yet wise man. When we find that he does not match our expectations, then we begin to be disappointed, we begin to doubt.

In order to establish a real teacher-student relationship it is necessary for us to give up all our preconceptions regarding that relationship and the condition of opening and surrender.

“Surrender” means opening oneself completely, trying to get beyond fascination and expectation. Surrender also means acknowledging the raw, rugged, clumsy and shocking qualities of one’s ego, acknowledging them and surrendering them as well. Generally, we find it very difficult to give out and surrender our raw and rugged qualities of ego. Although we may hate ourselves, at the same time we find our self-hatred a kind of occupation. In spite of the fact that we may dislike what we are and find that selfcondemnation painful, still we cannot give it up completely.

If we begin to give up our self-criticism, then we may feel that we are losing our occupation, as though someone were taking away our job. We would have no further occupation if we were to surrender everything; there would be nothing to hold on to. Self-evaluation and self-criticism are, basically, neurotic tendencies which derive from our not having enough confidence in ourselves, “confidence” in the sense of seeing what we are, knowing what we are, knowing that we can afford to open. We can afford to surrender that raw and rugged neurotic quality of self and step out of fascination, step out of preconceived ideas.

We must surrender our hopes and expectations, as well as our fears, and march directly into disappointment, work with disappointment, go into it and make it our way of life, which is a very hard thing to do. Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence. It cannot be compared to anything else: it is so sharp, precise, obvious and direct. If we can open, then we suddenly begin to see that our expectations are irrelevant compared with the reality of the situations we are facing. This automatically brings a Jeeling of disappointment. Disappointment is the best chariot to use on the path oJ the dharma. It does not confirm the existence of our ego and its dreams. However, if we are involved with spiritual materialism, if we regard spirituality as a part of our accumulation of learning and virtue, iJ spirituality becomes a way of building ourselves up, then of course the whole process of surrendering is completely distorted. If we regard spirituality as a way of making ourselves comfortable, then whenever we experience something unpleasant, a disappointment, we try to rationalize it: “Of course this must be an act of wisdom on the part of the guru (p. 23-25)

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Contents
Foreword Xl
Introduction 3
Spiritual Materialism I3
Surrendering 23
The Guru 3I
Initiation 53
Self-Deception 63
The HardWay 77
The Open Way 9I
Sense of Humor III
The Development of Ego I2I
The Six Realms 138
The Four Noble Truths I5I
The Bodhisattva Path 167
Shunyata 187
Prajna and Compassion 207
Tantra 2I7

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One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge.Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignorance the ego dissolves. Therefore, ignorance is the safety valve for its own survival. Tavistock Institute. Part 118

One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge.Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignorance the ego dissolves. Therefore, ignorance is the safety valve for its own survival. Tavistock Institute. Part 118

Truth is the common property of all. No nation, sect, creed or person can hold an absolute claim over it. He who is sincere, he who aspires after lt, gets It. Without sincerity, without ardent work, nothing can be had.

Truth is like the centre of a circle and the different radii joining the centre are like the different paths and doctrines; and an aspirant selects his path as per his growth, taste and tendency. Though the paths are many, the aim, the goal and the final-re-aching point is the same. Broadly speaking, the mind has got four main faculties, viz., willing, feeling, thinking and the gathering (the tendency to concentrate) faculties.

All the methods adopted, all the paths followed to reach the Ultimate Goal, can be safely put under any one of these faculties. As per these four main faculties of the mind, all the religions of the world and all the religious paths followed, can be grouped under four main heads, viz., work, worship, philosophy and psychology.

In every individual there is the infinite power behind. But in the vast majority of the beings these powers are lying dormant. Many do not know their own capacities, capabilities and the hidden treasures. So long as this hidden power is unnoticed, so long as one does not get access to this pwer, there is no spiritual awakening. One cannot understand the real significance of Dharma (righteousness), and one can never enjoy real conentration of mind and bliss. This central bodily poser residing and working in the living body; is called by the name of Kundalini Shakti or the Primal Power

Sandilya Upanishad says as regards the Kundalmi Shakti thus – Having by contraction opened the door of Kundalini, one should force open the door of Moksha (Freedom) Closing with Her mouth the door through which one ought to go, the Kundalini sleeps.

Again Yoga Vasishta says on the same subject thus :—There is an organ with its mouth closed, situated inside the abdomen. It is presided over by Kundalini, which exists dormant within it. The organ has circular shape and is named Kundalini. It is the centre of the Supreme Power and is the source of all the forces of the living creatures. The Tantras and the Yoga-schools are replete with the workings of the Kundalini Shakti. They give a most prominent place to the raising up of the Kundalini Shakti to the Sahasrara (upper cerebrum). As per these schools of thought, there is no Divine-realization and there is no Freedom so long as the Kundalini Shakti remains in the lowest centre, Muladhara. Ta be blessed with success in Yoga means making the Kundalini Shakti enter Sushumna canal and the taking it to Sahasrara (upper cerebrum).

The purpose of these practices is not merely to acquire physical fitness andmental health, but primarily to awaken the body’s dormant psychospiritualpower called kundalini-shakti. When this power, which is a form of consciousenergy, is fully aroused it begins to transform the body. It leads to the ecstaticrealization of one’s true identity as the pure, universal consciousness (cit), and italso progressively renders the body transparent to that supreme consciousness.

This alchemical process of transmutation of the very constituents of the bodyis the domain of Layayoga. Laya refers to the absorption of the elements (tattva) constituting the body, which occurs when the kundalini power rises from the psychoenergetic center (cakra) at the base of the spine toward the center at thecrown of the head. In its ascent along the spinal axis, it must pierce a series of psychoenergetic centers, each of which relates to specific psychosomaticfunctions and also anatomical structures. As it passes through each center, the kundalini absorbs each center’s elements and correlated function.

This induces a deepening state of mental concentration and conscious lucidity, but at the sametime decreases physical animation. Thus the outside observer would notice adrastic decrease in metabolism and spontaneous suspension of breathing. In away, the ascent of the kundalini amounts to a consciously undergone deathprocess.If the yogin remains long enough in this state of suspended animation, thebody simply dies. But this is not the intended outcome of Tantra. Rather, thesuccessful practitioner of Tantrayoga must next skillfully guide the kundalini from the crown center back to its home at the base of the spine. This restores allthe bodily functions, yet brings a new element into play: the gradual suffusion ofthe body with consciousness. For the Tantric adept, enlightenment is nothingunless it includes the body. Thus the delicate process of Layayoga is designed tobring enlightenment down to earth, into the body—a quite literally breathtaking adventure.

Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind.

Our life is a journey to the Divine, from animal being to rational being and finally to the divine being. It is our own lost kingdom. Nobody has thrown us out of it; it is only our ego, our wrong identity with the body-mind interactions that has derailed us. This is subjected to death again and again. We have to leave this wrong identity till we answer the above questions through our life. We have to know that we are Truth, the Pure Existence. This physical death is nothing but the womb of Mother Nature to give us temporary rest for rebirth till we complete our evolution to the Divine.

We are made with the same principle God is. Our identification with the physical body makes us separate from God and this is the state of ignorance. We have to eradicate this ignorance by the action of God, i.e., the action of the breath, pranakarma. Our mind is the result of ignorance and is responsible for this wrong identification. Breath-practice, pranakarma, absorbs the mind into vital force. This action of God reverses the process and leads us from body to God. This is why it is so necessary to perform that action. That is our spiritual practice.

Though immortality is always with us due to our ego we are dying in each moment. Our process of development lies with the annihilation of our ego, and to remove the darkness caused by it. The real happiness will then descend. For that we need to win over the senses and the mind.

Yoga: I will try to give you a simple idea although real understanding will come only through long and uninterrupted practice. Yoga means “to join,” this is union with our own origin. In fact, we are never separated from our source but we have forgotten our true identity and identify ourselves with our physical body, our mind, our intellect and our ego. Speaking in broad terms, we can say that we are in our mind, citta, meaning that we are with the actions of our mind. This situation leads to duality/plurality and is the reason why we need to unite with our true Self. Then the state of unity with our true Self is the transcendental state.

Mind Deludes: In the present day world we have all become slaves to our mind. Whatever we do, we do simply due to the swaying of our emotions, influenced by our thoughts and desires or due to being attracted by gain and allurements. Things should not be like this. We have to be master of our mind.

Mankind is controlled by the Ego, Mass Consciousness and Public Opinion. These thoughts are not from God or is not our own.

Following Ego is Catastrophic and following them who feeding mass consciounsess will lead to enslavement of mankind.

To know the Self is the Route: There are no other routes, only one route to reach the Ultimate. That is to know Him, to know the Self. This is what has been said in Upanisads again and again.

Then this is the Knowledge. When “I” exists as a separate entity then this is the ignorance. Though ‘That” is always with “I” and though “I” proceeds from “That” but still then due to the ignorance “I” close its eyes and refuses to recognize “That.” When the third eye or the discriminating intellect develops then “I” recognize and merge with “That.”

When that divine Swan is known which the Fire is, mingled in the water body (or our individual body), one crosses the death, and becomes immortal. This physical body cannot become immortal. This is subjected to birth, growth, changes, decay, diseases and death. Only yogic practices, herbs and will power can prolong this. Then who will become immortal? This is we, ourselves, the Principle that we are. This is always immortal, only one has to know that. Then one is immortal, one with the Principle. Multiplicity is finished; it is the unity, the One and the Only One. This is the Knowledge, not the knowledge of the outer world, but the knowledge of the inner self.

This makes even clearer that one inner controller is everything, which is the Self. That is hamsa and That is the Knowledge. One has manifested into many. Once we know that Principle then the veil of ego falls down, the wrong identity ceases. Knowing Him is only the route for the eternal peace named liberation.

One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge. Here the ignorance, means action that is. based on desires. Desires, actions and its results are under the purview of the ignorance. Once one attains the Knowledge, then actions do not become actions or the cause of bondage. Here again it is said that one has to cross the death through the ignorance. When we say action is avidyd, we have to remember that in the scriptures dealing with emancipation, there is no scope for forbidden actions; only those actions approved by scriptures are to be understood.

Then there is no separate existence. Elimination of separate existence of the individual self is elimination of the ignorance. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignornace the ego dissolves, so the ego don´t want remove ignorance and therefore don´t feed mankind with real enlighten knowledge because the ego will cease through enlightment. So everything in this Earthly lifestyle is designed to prevent people from becoming fully enlighten, and to keep them away from the route to the divine.

Then people for thosuends of years wrongly has identifying themselves with the body-identity, they also believe in the concept of fear of death. The concept of fear of death is a design of the ego to prevent mankind from dissolving the ego and find their True Higher Self beyond the veil of the ego-fears.

Once you have this knowledge, you become Divine. a knower of God. This Self is the Divine God”. ‘That is Truth, which is the Self”. This is the final knowledge. Acquiring this knowledge, you are one with all. You are established in the Truth, Knowledge and Infinity. You are Christ or Buddha, the vastness. With your identification with the body-mind interactions and identification with names and forms, you are just a small entity separated from your own source. But still then you are a particle of the Consciousness embedded within the whirlpool of the ignorance, subjected to its actions and results, enjoying the results of actions, going up and down, and feeling sorrow and happiness. These all phenomena vanish when you have that Supreme Knowledge.

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When we remain absolutely still we experience the exquisiteness of the breath as transformer of the subtle body as the Kundalini is activated. The wakening of the Kundalini is not simply the arousal of a dormant force within us, as Gopi Krishna explains: The arousal of kundalini, in its true sense, does not simply imply the ac-tivity of a hitherto sleeping force, but actually the start of a new activity by changing the whole system to adapt it to a new pattern of conscious-ness through changing the composition of the bioenergy or subtle life force permeating the whole body.

When Kundalini awakens. She spiritualizes the body and mind as if the divine influence of God has descended on the physical plane. Such influence varies in intensity with different persons and in particular individuals too its flow of intensity fluctuates from time to time.

As a minute spark of fire may burn heaps of straw in no time and the ensuing big conflagration is not different from the original spark, so the divine spark of the awakened Kundalini is the Lord Himself. When the whole heap of straw has been consumed, the fire extinguishes into voidness. Burning of straw is but the manifestation of heat lying involved in it through the involutionary process. All the fire that appeared from combustion was simply lying hidden in the form of straws, as if the fire itself had assumed the form of straws. Ignition once started soon uncoils the whole amount of heat stored up there and sends the whole heap into flames. Similarly when a master throws sparks of divine fire, it ignites and sets the involved Kundalini to flames, which soon takes up the form of a big fire—the Lord on the physical plane. A Yogi calls Him the self of his self, but when all straws have been burnt, like the extinguished fire, the Kundalini power also merges into the Absolute. One has simply to raise one’s self to the ignition point. All other preparations in the form of piety, virtuous deeds, devotion to God, and prayers or other methods of invoking God, improve our combustibility in that respect that the slightest touch or contact with spiritual persons may light in us the divine fire instantaneously.

When Kundalini lies in dormant condition, spiritual consciousness remains clouded with the physical forces and Atman appears in bondage, but when She is aroused shining with the dawn of spiritual consciousness, she assumes the role of Guru.

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the sky (activation of the Seventh Sense Power), saying, The Kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms are of lord (Real Man); and he shall reign for ever and ever (Rev. 11:15).

This is the Super-conscious Department of Mind, so potent that no one is able to measure it, with a vibratory rate beyond the rate of vibration capable of being registered by any mechanical instrument so far produced by science, and which psychologists say never forgets, and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

“There should be Time no longer” means that in the Sevenfold Hind Power man rises above the illusion of Time (Rev. 10:6).

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice from the temple, from the throne (brain), saying “He is born.” (Rev. 16:17).

This is the birth of the Redeemed Man, with the Sevenfold Mind Power. This is the Resurrection of the World Within, the Kingdom of Heaven within; the Resurrection of the god (Pineal Gland).

At this point, the church fathers also falsified their translation, making it read “It is done” (Rev. 16:17). They changed “He” to “it,” and “born” to “done.” “He is born” becomes “It is done”

Revelation in this Forbidden Field was carefully guarded. What little the Masters wrote about it was always so heavily veiled in symbol and fable that only the most advanced Occultists could decode it.

Neither should we relate the secrets of this Forbidden Field in any but the most general terms. Only a few can comprehend what we say, and fever still can be constrained to believe it.

Science knows not that the Pineal is the organ of the Seventh Sense. It is the organ of memory, of expectation and anticipation. It is the organ that never forgets and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

Man would know nothing of past or future without the function of the Pineal. Many have poor memory, some have little, others almost none, because the Pineal is dormant, semi-dormant, sluggish.

It seems that the conscious phase of mind depends on the Pituitary and Pineal glands. The weaker their function, the weaker the conscious phase of mind. By increased action of these glands, man’s knowledge of himself, of his environment, and of the universe is increased.

Some increase in the action of these glands may be produced by concentration of thought. Also, brain power to perceive situations is thus improved.

Kundalini is also known, is a catalyst which leads to enlightenment and transcendental consciousness

Kundalini awakening and the subsequent changes in the physical and mental bodies is not a psychosomatic or unnatural event. Instead Kundalini awakening is a very scientific and biological event in the body. Today research done in the mind and consciousness seem to be coming closer to this understanding. They can see that there are marked physical differences in those men and women who have consistently practiced meditation.

After the crown has fully opened, the feminine and masculine energies of the body can move permanently into wholeness. Once this has occurred, the now undifferentiated force can flow back downward, opening the spiritual heart and completing the process of enlightenment. Some choose to postpone achieving full enliqhtenment in „ order to be of service to their fellow humans, to be a catalyst, or assistant for the evolution of humankind.

The fear of death dissolves. A drastic reorganization process occurs in which we no longer focus on the sort of commotion and projections emerging out of trauma and blind emotive reaction, nor identify with the human form as the dominant force and concern in our existence.

The key points for understanding kundalini from a Thomist perspective are the nature of the human soul as a spiritual being in potency which needs to be united to the material universe in the body in order to activate itself, and how the human soul contains and animates these lower levels of material being. What is kundalini? It is a fundamental energy of the soul that activates all the levels of the soul, from lowest to highest, fitting it for enlightenment

If kundalini is such a fundamental, energy why don’t more people experience it?

We have to distinguish between this energy in a general sense which all of us have and which is operative in our development, from kundalini in a dramatic and manifest form which is limited to a few people. This fundamental process moving us toward enlightenment can take place even if we are not consciously aware of it, but kundalini in its manifest form gives us an invaluable picture of what is at stake.

When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, it means the person is on the first step towards what Krishna calls moksha and Buddha calls nirvana or liberation Depending on the person, it may take lives for awakening the Kundalini, and it may take many lives again for the Kundalini to reach the Sahasrar, and again, many lives to attain liberation.

You can remain locked up and limited in the conscious ego’s physical motivation and walls of protection or you can free yourself and go beyond time.

The Kundalini Deep inside the body lies a treasure, Of which humanity is ignorant, Only a few have discovered it, The perfume of which is fragrant. Vast is this treasure, Beyond timeless measure, Available to but only, The saintly and the austere. It hath no directions, no map for it,

To fall into the hands of the unholy and the impure. This treasure in its grace reveals itself, To the holy one who dives deep within himself.

The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening our-selves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity.

Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.

This energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our ensuing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually. The hallmarks of kundalini are phenomena such as surges of electricity in the body, detachment from the body, intense heat and fire, buzzing sounds, a feeling of being in the presence of God, and awareness of spiritual presences such as angels.

More important, however, are the benefits that lie beyond the phenomena: creativity, genius, enhanced well-being, longevity, and, most significant of all, enlightenment. Experiences of kundalini have been recorded around the world since ancient times. Kundalini is the divine fire of God and the gods, the samadhi of adepts, the raptures of saints, the healing power that floods through the hands of healers, the inspiration of invention, the intense happiness of a peak experience.

The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmos-phere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini.

By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the Christ, thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom and compassion. This is the entrance to the Direct Path to complete liberation from the ego, a route that only very few take, due to the fact that one must pay the entirety of one’s karma in one life.

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The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self. As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for the barriers we encounter in our psyche. For at some point, we will come to a crossroads. What we are now facing is a very old inner landscape that is littered with our fears: fear of death, fear of life, fear of pleasure, fear of feelings, fear of giving up control, fear of being real, and the like. Tavistock Institute. Part 117

The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self. As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for the barriers we encounter in our psyche. For at some point, we will come to a crossroads. What we are now facing is a very old inner landscape that is littered with our fears: fear of death, fear of life, fear of pleasure, fear of feelings, fear of giving up control, fear of being real, and the like. Tavistock Institute. Part 117

The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self. As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for the barriers we encounter in our psyche. For at some point, we will come to a crossroads. What we are now facing is a very old inner landscape that is littered with our fears: fear of death, fear of life, fear of pleasure, fear of feelings, fear of giving up control, fear of being real, and the like.

As we make our way along our path of self-realization, these words can act like a spiritual bulldozer for the barriers we encounter in our psyche. For at some point, we will come to a crossroads. What we are now facing is a very old inner landscape that is littered with our fears: fear of death, fear of life, fear of pleasure, fear of feelings, fear of giving up control, fear of being real, and the like. It’s already taken some genuine fortitude to come this far and see that this is what we’ve been covering up.

Such fears have been hiding all along in the darkness of our psyche. To our surprise and dismay, this is where we’re at. And now that we’re more aware of our many fears, we automatically start to feel the effect they are having on our life: What they make us do and how they make us pull back from life.

No wonder we have this vague feeling we’re missing out on life. We are. We literally fear the creative process of living and therefore we miss out on it. It’s time we find the common denominator behind all our fears so we can start unwinding the unnecessary cycles of fear, frustration and pain. If we have embarked on a path of self-discovery but haven’t yet found our fears, don’t worry, it will happen. It must.

Then, when we see how we’ve been hiding from life because of our fears, these words can be applied retroactively to smooth the way. Let them plant a seed now that will bear fruit when the whole of your being is ready to see and resolve the problems in your life. And make no mistake, coping with our (ears is the main problem we all face in life.

The nature of all our fears is that we misunderstand the function of our ego and how It relates to our Real Self. The problem we face In sorting out this relationship Is that It’s extremely subtle and therefore hard to put into words. What’s more, as with all truths in life, it’s chock full of apparent contradictions. That is, at least as long as we are steeped in duality.

Once we get over the hump of thinking and living in a dualistic way, then two opposites can become equally true. And as we’ll see, this applies to the ego and Its relationship to the Real self. For example, it’s true to say that the ego’s exaggerated strength is the biggest hurdle to living a productive life. It’s also true to say that a weak ego can’t possibly create a healthy life.

These are not opposites, people. They are both true. Before going on, It’s important we stress that humanity’s plight of being unhappy is primarily due to our Ignorance about our Real Self. Knowing it exists, as many of the more enlightened people do, is not the same as experiencing it—as living from there. If we had been educated to realize that the goal in life is to reach the place deep within—that this is infinitely better than the ego—we might explore and experiment and seek communication with our core. And voila, we would reach our Real self.

But alas, this Is not the case. Instead, we go through life becoming more and more limited in our understandings and our goals. We ignore the idea that there is more to us than our ego. And even when we do manage to acknowledge that such a thing exists, we forget during ninety-five percent of our daily lives that this being lives and moves In us, and we live and move In It. we completely forget It exists! In our ignorance, we fail to reach out for its wisdom. instead, we stake our whole lives on our limited outer ego, never opening to the truths and feelings of our deeper selves.

We blithely go about living as though there’s nothing but the conscious mind of our ego-self, with its pushy self-will and immediately available thoughts. With such an attitude, we unwittingly shortchange ourselves by a lot.

In this land of cause and effect, there are several consequences for our forgetfulness. First, there’s a question of identification.

When we only identify with our ego—or outer conscious personality—we become off-balance and our lives lack meaning. Since our ego can’t come anywhere near the resourcefulness of our Real Self, it’s inevitable that we will feel frightened and insecure. And that describes the majority of human beings.

Fear of Death

Let’s come back to those fears we mentioned. As we said, they come Into being when we remain ignorant, living with false ideas and staying separated from our Real Self. Lees look more closely at the fear of death. since this casts such a pall over everyone’s life. If were mostly identified with our ego, our fear of death makes sense.

After all, the ego does indeed die. If we haven’t yet experienced the truth of our Inner being, Just making this statement might strike a chord of fear in us. It’s frightening for the very reason that so many people’s sense of self stops at the edge of their ego. Yet, for anyone who has activated their Real Self and made it a daily reality, they are no longer afraid of death. such a person feels and knows their immortal nature. we become filled with a reality that can only be one long continuum.

That is, after all, the inherent nature of the Real Self. The limited logic of the ego is not able to explain or even comprehend this. what happens when we give the ego an undue Importance In our sense of being alive? it gets scared and sets up a vicious circle. For if we can’t conceive of a reality beyond our limited ego, hearing that our ego-faculties might end will frighten us.

It’s only when we’ve experienced the stark reality of the Real Self that we realize how insufficient the ego is. Then we’ll know perfectly well that the ego is Inferior and fleeting, and we’ll be Ane with that.

Fear of death, then, must only exist when our sense of self is attached exclusively to our ego-self. At this stage we may not yet be able to experience the truth of our Real Self. And while intellectual understanding is a good start. Just knowing of Its existence won’t do a thing to alleviate our fear. we must go further if we hope to do away with our fear of death. We will need to actualize the Real Self, and this requires passing through certain stages of personal self-development.

If we’ve attached our sense of identity to our ego, fear of life is justified. For the capacity of the ego to cope with life is dismal. In fact, the ego is downright insufficient in the area of living a productive life, leaving us feeling uncertain, insecure and highly inadequate. The Real Self, on the other hand, always has answers. This universal self is a solution-making machine, no matter the problem we’re faced with.

Any old experience then, regardless of how futile it may seem at first, can become a meaningful stepping stone that leads to expansion.

The Real Self builds on our inherent potentials, making us feel more alive, deeply fulfilled and steadily stronger. These are things that no one can say about the ego.

The ego gets easily tripped up in apparently unsolvable problems and conflicts. It’s totally adapted to the level of duality, where everything is this versus that, right versus wrong, black versus white, good versus bad. And this is a really bad way to approach most of life’s troubles.

Apart from the fact that truth cannot be found by looking at one side as black and the other as white, it leaves out a lot of other considerations.

The ego is stuck at the level of duality and can go no further, so it’s not capable of bringing into harmony the truth that lives on both ends of any opposite.

As such, the ego is horrible at finding solutions, making it feel perpetually trapped and anxious. All in all, identifying only with the ego will automatically create a pile of fear in our wake.

These teachings are rich and powerful. it’s worth taking the time to study them deeply, sentence by sentence, and meditate on them. We should consider how to make use of this material, not just by understanding it theoretically, but by also seeking out that part of ourselves that is eternal. To know this wonderful, truly adequate part of ourselves is our birthright.

And given how valuable such connection is, it makes sense that it won’t come easy or cheap. The price we must pay comes in the form of making the effort to overcome our resistance and laziness, and giving up our artificial means of escape.

The other thing we must do is explore the conditions that make it possible to connect with our Real Self. In short, our ego must become compatible with our Real Self.

We’ll need to have the courage to find our own truth, for the Real Self is not beholden to outer laws of morality. We must find our own inner compass rather than simply give our allegiance to public opinion, society or an outer authority.

The ego then is not being asked to submit, for submission happens from a cowardly place of fear and greed. And we’re also not condemning outer morality. We are only saying that outer morality is not the driver for true inner morality. The Real Self holds exacting standards of real morality that are of a far deeper nature.

How Unconscious Negativity Stops the Ego from Surrendering

We have been looking at the relationship between our ego-consciousness and universal intelligence. when we are primarily functioning from our ego, we are going to be out of balance and mired in problems. We can also turn this around and state that if we have inner problems, we will inevitably be unbalanced and enmeshed in outer conflicts. No matter which direction we come at this from, it always adds up the same:

The ego has to learn to let go of itself. A boatload of intellectual knowledge about the role the limited ego plays relative to the Real Self won’t help us much. We must find a new approach inside ourselves that makes it possible to let go In a healthy, harmonious way. Let’s shed some new light on this important topic.

When the ego operates in a vacuum, without replenishing itself at the inner source where our life force flows freely, it dries up, starves and withers. Literally, if left to handle the business of living without the benefit of support from the Real Self, the ego dies off.

This shines a new light on the process of death, looking at it from this point of view. This source of life is the universal self that dwells at the heart of every soul. When we incarnate, our spiritual being condenses into the coarse matter that this material world is made up of.

Such a condensation into matter happens because a separated part of the overall consciousness—the part we call the ego—is disconnected from the whole, from the universal self. This disconnectedness causes the ego state, which in turn results in this material life. And that is how we come to this experience of the cycles of life and death. if any of us overcomes separation, we are released from the process of dying.

When we no longer fear letting go of ourselves—from our ego—a reconnection with the universal forces becomes possible. This is not something to hope for in the hereafter. It can take place at any time, in any place, since it’s a question of our state of consciousness.

God or the Universal Self wants to express its highest potential through the human body. The main qualities of the Self are love, happiness, stillness, courage, praise, creativity, etc.; and the highest form of expression occurs through the bodies that are ready. Those that are not, are under the influence of wrong tendencies and they express the ego.

The biggest hurdle between the Self and the body is the ego. In spiritual terms, ‘ego’ means the sense of a separate identity; the sense of apparent separateness from the rest of Creation as well as the Creator. Due to presence of this primary ego, man remains deprived of the highest knowledge and expression. For the devotee, it is important that he express the qualities of the Self and not of the ego (the false ‘I’).

The devotee has to win over the ego with love and not by fighting it. This is possible only if he gives the highest priority to devotion. First of all, he will have to quiet the ego with love. It is not so easy to quiet the ego because it says, “Why am I being told to be quiet? I am important!” But when the mind realizes the pure intention and love behind this, it becomes ready to surrender the ego.

The Archons control the Matrix, and the Archons using all forms of emotion-thought based fear concepts to keep mankind enslaved and imprisoned within the Matrix, and fear of death is the strongest of them.

The Bible, God’s instruction book for humanity, tells us that all `through fear of death have been living all their lives as slaves to constant dread’ [Hebrews 2:15;]. It says every human being is a slave to the fear of death. We live in a constant dread of it.

Fear of Death and Immortality

“The Fulcrum of human fear psychology—the epicenter—is the fear of death. You have fear of death because it is an unknown process. The ego fears its discontinuity, its non-existence. The ego cannot fully accept the idea of immortality for it really does not exist outside of this illusionary reality.

The ego knows it for sure and fears death, the death of this human body, yet this fear acts as the food for its own survival till death. Eradicating the fear of death involves mastery over ‘death in every moment: A thought arises and dies out.

The ego learns to capture your attention by jumping from thought to thought, in a sea of emotions and by jumping between past and future times. Death is like a game where every thought becomes a winning point. One more thought survived.

The ego pulls out more and more of them from the subconscious, reacts to each stimulus from the external environment, pushes you to ‘work’ hard for the survival of this mind-body system and everything that is impermanent. All the fears created by the ego are illusionary. Actually it only fears the Witness, the present moment, Enlightenment and the concept of immortality!

Once you become aligned WITH any of these ideas, slowly the ego los-es its battle. The ego is deprived of its usual weapons of time, illusions, fears and death. In the death of the ego or rather the transformation of this illusionary ‘monkey ego’ to the permanent Divine Self, you over-come the basis of all fears—the fear of death, the fear of the unknown, the fear of God, the fear of Truth and the fear of fear itself!

We don’t need any symbols along our path, even if we may have used many up until now. This is because if we use symbols, we are handing over our own power to them. Often, our world is full of symbols that we consciously or unconsciously “worship.” At first we may have “worshipped” material things in the external world. We made cars, houses, people, or money our symbols and false gods.

Then we turned away from the material path and started to look inside ourselves for answers. In doing so we often exchanged material goods for intangible ones. Perhaps we worshiped sacred symbols in this way. But even such symbols are nothing more than effigies to which we hand over our power. Our ego-based mind will tell us that by ourselves, we cannot make it hack to our Buddha-nature, that we are weak and need help. But after we have made a certain amount of progress in our practice. we need neither Buddha statues, nor saints, nor alters, nor incense, nor teachers or masters. nor other effigies or symbols for our path. Even if we believe that we arc not using any symbols, our ego-based mind is still trying to cling to such old ideas.

In this way it will even cling to the concepts of emptiness and no-mind. It is only we who project traits onto symbols. Let us therefore take back our own power, let us be strong without symbols. they only needlessly prolong the path. In truth, we have all the power in us which we need for the path. We need only ourselves, our connection with the emptiness. and our own willingness to work on ourselves and deal with our deep-rooted old ideas.

Life and death We will come quite close to our Buddha-nature, but will not be able to move forward if we have not dealt profoundly, at least once, with the subject of death and dying. This concept is the very foundation on which the ego-based mind rests. If we can get to the heart of it, we will no longer fear death. I low can we overcome our fear of death?

Actually. the question is: why do we still cling to the illusion that we must die? In Zen, it is said that one must surrender oneself in order to be able to experience liberation. Erroneously. this state in Zen is traditionally called The Great Death-. The ego-based mind naturally grasps at this illusion.

Life and death are real for us so long as we cling to our ego.

Who taught us the concept of life and death?

It’s been explained to us that the price of life is death. But that’s not true. Neither life nor death exists. Let us remember what we have experienced during zazen. Have we not transcended our thoughts, feelings and bodies?

We have released everything that the ego was clinging to and overcame the ego in meditation. It has thus already died once. And nonetheless we returned from the state of no-mind back into our bodies. What have we felt outside our body and apart from our thoughts and feelings? We were already there beyond life and death, even though we were perhaps unaware of this. Neither life nor death exists, just being. In meditation, we ultimately simply were. We have felt the infinity and immortality of the emptiness.

How can we persist in clinging to the concept of We and death? There is only being, nothing else. When our learning in this world is finished, we will lay down our bodies and continue to exist We are not our bodies, nor our emotions, thoughts, or ego. We are spiritual beings who arc immortal. The concept of life and death can therefore exist only if we are under the delusion that we are our bodies.

“The concept of life and death can therefore exist only if we are under the delusion that we are our bodies.”

Its the ego who creates or feeds the concept of fear of death and its the same ego who want´s everyone to identify themselves with their body-identity

Your fear of death will be replaced with the joy of life. Awareness of your glorious perfection will undo the false concepts of egotism and pride.

Death is an illusionary concept and can only appear real in the illusionary dualistic world of separation.

The old age that is passing away is not just a period of time. It is a personality. At the foundation of this age lies a malevolent mind. In its essence, the age is personal and evil (Gal. 1:4). It is the diabolical mind of Satan, and it blankets humanity like a fog. It is a philosophical stupor that is continually projected into the thinking of men. It is a mental anesthetic by which humanity blithely conforms to the will of Satan. It creates within all people the fear of death. In the matter of Job, Satan revealed the essence of his mental venom: “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life” (Job 2:4 NASU). In Hebrews 2:14-15 we are told that the devil holds men in slavery all their lives by the fear of death. This is therefore the fundamental means by which Satan has become the God of this world. Satan is the God and king of every man controlled by fear. And of course fear is also the foundation of greed and man’s quest for power. In the new age there is no need for greed or for power as God is sovereign and his blessings enable supernatural provision for every need (Phil. 4:19).

Death … transition, form, time. survival, fear, loss. change

In the illusionary dream world of separation, an eternal life is impossible because we identify who we are with a temporary form . our body. In an illusionary world of duality the mind created everything as separate. impermanent. decaying. constantly changing. and continuously dying. When we believe we are a physical body. ego identity. or soul personality. death is a constant threat.

The constant threat of death is what makes the separation so frightening and surviving this inevitable outcome so all pervasive. When we believe that we can die. we put our faith in what will inevitably bring us hopelessness and fear … we do not live at all. When death is our enemy, we live out all our days protecting ourselves from the threat of the many forms of loss.

We are constantly protecting ourselves from the threat of death . we exist in a state of survival and fear. When we spend our days surviving the threat of death we are not fully alive. It is impossible to be fully present and fully alive and simultaneously fearful of death … the fear of death is only possible w hen the mind entersjudgment the past, and the future. All fear dissolves when we become fully present, absolutely neutral, and aware of the infinite beauty of the now moment.

To believe in death is to believe in a reality that is impermanent, that has a beginning and an end. that is fleeting, limited. that can be destroyed and threatened. Death is just a made up belief in limitation, impermanence. structure, and form.

Death is just a box the mind chooses to believe, yet has nothing to do with Truth or Reality.

The limited box we call death. is a prison that robs the mind of the choice to live a life of unlimited joy. eternal love, and permanent freedom. Death is an illusionary concept and can only appear real in the illusionary dualistic world of separation.

Death is a made up concept within the separation that tells us that something can end, die, be threatened, or lost … that life is limited to what the five senses can perceive, and if we cannot perceive it with the five senses it is not real or it is gone. In Reality you never die … who you truly are is eternally alive, who you are is Life itself. Even within the illusion your awareness continues after physical death and you live. love. experience. grow. and evolve in the illusionary etheric realm just as you did when you dwelled in the physical realm.

The concept of fear of death keeps the ego alive and at same time keeps Your real Divine Higher Self asleep.

In Christianity, the concept of the immortal soul allows for the survival of individual identity even after death. … contrary, the total loss of individuality that eliminates the fear of death.

Self-expression involves the concept of ego-preservation. In its broadest sense it includes the individual’s endeavor to seek means of gratification, self-preservation, and ways of overcoming fear, including the fear of death. Individual, yet gregarious, man has a continuing need to readapt his person, his society, and his culture to changes in nature, in society, and in self so as to achieve equilibrium sufficient to maintain life. This continuing and necessary readaptation, however, demands a fundamental conformity, a denial of self, a sacrifice through selflessness.

If you understand that love is life’s reality, and that grace is all pervasive, you will also realise that your reality is love, and that freedomexists when you are united with the giver of grace — Divine Will. The development of the ego has manufactured a defensive world, full of anxiety, compulsion, insecurity, projection, and all those neuroses that psychologists enjoy theorising about. As you seek love by practising it, these masks can be released. With them go previous definitions of pleasure. Instead of attachment to this or that, you begin to find love in more and more of the human and natural world. You begin to appreciate creation in all its forms. The practice of love creates the conditions for surrender to Truth; it frees the body’s energy, allows it to become a chalice for omnipresent love, and provides liberation to bliss. The practice of conscious surrender supports that process. It proposes:

⦁ God, not self, is the doer.
⦁ Acts are done for God, not self.
⦁ The results of actions are God’s, not self s.

The life fear and the death fear : The problem of separation is expressed specifically in the concepts of “ life fear ” and “ death fear

Who is creating and feeding all these concepts; fear of loss, fear of death, feeding body-identity, and feeding separation concepts – the answer is the EGO, EGO, EGO, EGO.

The more you are identified with ego, the greater you will fear death.

“There’s only one thing I can think of that’s worse than death: that’s living with the fear of it.”

The human ego is afraid for silence, and one the weapons the ego is using is to create a constant chattering voice or constant sounds of interference. Therefore the goal with yoga and meditation is to shut off the ego-shattering voice

It is true that on the threshold of silence we often experience fear. It is the ego that is afraid. In the panoramic attention that you devote to choiceless awareness, the ego is not allowed to occupy center stage, where it thinks it belongs, and it begins to wonder what it will be like in silence, where it won’t be present at all. This fear resembles the fear of death, because entering into silence is a temporary death for the ego. The great silence would be its permanent death. Naturally it is afraid.

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It (the physical body) is necessary as a vehicle to house us while on the physical plane, but is no longer needed on our spiritual ascent. We have now lost about 29% of gross matter, When rising above the physical body consciousness, we will see that the light of our consciousness increases from about 1% to an amazing 3o%, By spreading the ever-increasing vibrations of peace, and love, our light grows in its intensity, and we begin to light our way with greater clarity of vision. We are accelerating our travel greatly with the shedding of additional matter with the result that our consciousness expands by as much as 50%. Tavistock Institute. Part 116

It (the physical body) is necessary as a vehicle to house us while on the physical plane, but is no longer needed on our spiritual ascent. We have now lost about 29% of gross matter, When rising above the physical body consciousness, we will see that the light of our consciousness increases from about 1% to an amazing 3o%, By spreading the ever-increasing vibrations of peace, and love, our light grows in its intensity, and we begin to light our way with greater clarity of vision. We are accelerating our travel greatly with the shedding of additional matter with the result that our consciousness expands by as much as 50%. Tavistock Institute. Part 116

It (the physical body) is necessary as a vehicle to house us while on the physical plane, but is no longer needed on our spiritual ascent. We have now lost about 29% of gross matter that acted like a sheet anchor to weight and hold us down against our will. Being lighter we (the soul) is somewhat freer to travel and take further ascent. When rising above the physical body consciousness, we will see that the light of our consciousness increases from about i% to an amazing 3o%.

This is just the beginning of spiritual freedom. Just as we left behind the physical body, with ever growing and intensified focused attention we now jettison the astral body in very similar fashion as we did the physical. When losing the Astral body, we lose an additional 3o% of astral or emotional matter.

When losing these emotional frequencies, we grow increasingly steady and focused in our resolve to continue our journey. Developing love for God-the-Beloved by any means will only expedite the steadiness of our navigation. Being social as well as physical beings by nature, this all-important love first develops in the flesh. With effort and grace we/it culminates in the celestial spirit, or soul.

By spreading the ever-increasing vibrations of peace, and love, our light grows in its intensity, and we begin to light our way with greater clarity of vision. We are accelerating our travel greatly with the shedding of additional matter with the result that our consciousness expands by as much as 50%.

As mentioned earlier in the book this is very critical because a i% shift either way decides in general whether the mind or mental frequencies dominate our consciousness (us) or we (spirit) dominate the mind. This is why up until this point the mind, by nature, has control of us. Unless we find a way to befriend it, we are a slave to it, with no conscious control.

At the same time we will understand that it is actually the greater light that simultaneously guides and shines our path ahead for us. This same light becomes even greater when entering the causal or mental frequencies. The light is not growing brighter – it is already as bright as it is going to be. We are invincible children of divine light.

We (our souls) shine with the light intensity of 16 outer suns, but it is the veil of several frequencies or energies of thought, emotion, and physical essences that dim our light, and send us into states of unconsciousness. We may be alive to this world but we are dead (unconscious) to the worlds within. They alone are conscious of this process who practice meditation on the light and sound vibrations, or have developed a desire through love and zeal for the power of love that guides them.

In our inner journey of ascent we are now ready to jettison our mental frequencies or causal body. This is a huge step on the way because we are leaving behind our thinking faculty. It is here that fear for some can be the greatest because the mind likens this experience to a death.

The mind is no different than any creature that will do whatever it takes to survive, even if it means not allowing us to continue forward on our spiritual journey. Illusions of the mind are greatest here and come up simply to distract and keep us in the domain of mind.

Something truly amazing happens next as we prepare to enter the forth region of ascent, leaving behind the third mental or causal body, and that is that our soul or consciousness becomes dominant for the first time! It sees or experiences itself as it truly is. We are now up to 90% consciousness, with only a very thin veil of 10% matter covering us.

We see with awesome clarity at this phase. We are so close to the completion, or conclusion of our spiritual journey, but in a sense we are still so far away. There is still one great veil of darkness we must break through.

We must still rise above the subtle veil of ego. When souls are born, the ego essence body is the first energy received; in our ascent it is the last to be discarded. To do so without a teacher is virtually impossible. In addition it is the power of love alone that enables one to pierce through this veil. This is where surrendering the ego and replacing it with humility is very important.

The precious soul is actually surrendering itself to the will of its higher power or the universal force, known by many as God. It is in part the golden preparation for our acceptance and return home.

The ego is so subtle that it cannot see or experience anything outside of itself, so consumed as it were by its own fires. So deluding is the mind that it believes itself to be an entity unto itself sustained by its own light. It has lived and associated itself for so many ages with its own energy that it forgot its light comes from God.

The mind lives a dual existence of opposites versus one of unity. This explains its perception of death instead of living a greater life within the ocean of all consciousness. We (soul) realize ourselves now for the first time as the same essence as our creator. This is the realization that I am thou, or as Jesus said, I and my Father are one.

This realization must be had in order for us to pierce the veil of ego and return to our true home, the ocean of all consciousness. In the New Golden Age we will experience this unity as uniting common threads of love, even with our enemies, even in evil, and even in the negative power.

We must see this unifying essence of love in all of creation if we are to rise above discord and chaos and live in true harmony and peace amongst ourselves. When we finally do leave off the energy of ego, there is no matter left. We can then experience merger of our true essence with that of our creator. Our soul, or consciousness, actually merges and becomes one with the ocean of all that is conscious. with all that is light, love and life.

Transformation is simply the transformation of our frequencies of ego, and selfishness, into higher, less dense vibrations of selflessness and humility. This is the main event of the New Golden Age of Love. This transformational event will be experienced by a surge, not only in quantity, but in the quality of love that we convey to one another.

In the New Golden Age we experience an increase of people taking responsibility for and being held accountable for their thoughts, words, and actions. Because we are holding ourselves accountable, and holding ourselves responsible for our ineffective behaviors, it is leading to an expression of more humility and love among us. With the onset of this event, a transformation takes place and we begin to exhibit more self- love. This is a sure sign that we have arrived in the New Golden Age of Love.

Those that make the choice to enter this land of golden love will have to do so with hard work. The transformation of frequencies of ego and anger into less course frequencies of love is not an easy one/those who choose this work will only help in speeding up the process of I – Transformation through a spiritual osmosis encouraging others to do likewise. This is the process of slowly bringing along the masses into our new era of golden consciousness.

In this dark age of Kal (the negative power) we have forgotten who and what we are. We have forgotten our original home, the almighty force, the ocean of all consciousness, from whence we came. One of the key paradigms for this new era of quickening consciousness will be the mass realization that who and what we are are not the same. Every human being within, is complete, equal, and whole unto himself. In truth, this is the essence of unity and harmony. We realize we are not different, that spiritually we are all the same. We are all perfectly imperfect. Personal transformation helps us realize this truth.

If it is practiced along with meditation, and implemented into our daily living processes, then we really accelerate our spiritual and emotional health process. It is a very powerful paradigm shift in our consciousness when we come to realize that an illusion of dualism and multi-fractured consciousness has been falsely mistaken and accepted for our reality.

The truth is that there is only one reality, only one consciousness. Anything outside of this one consciousness reality is false. Not only is it false and an illusion – it is not even conscious.

The mind is not a conscious entity. Alone it has no life, thus has no power over us. It is we who fall weak of will force and give power to the mind. Who we are is our character, and as physical beings our character goes a long way in our outer make up and expression of what we are as soul.

Our soul in actuality is not only what we are, but if we could uncover the illusionary veils that envelop our soul (us), we would see ourselves in all our pristine glory, shining with the radiant light of 16 outer suns. We would know that that light is all we are. That is the real us. The bottom line is that even our character ultimately is part of the grand illusion laid before us. The question that arises is: how do we break free from this illusion? To help give birth to the higher consciousness of the New Golden Age of Love, we will have to learn as much as possible about personal and self-development.

Most of us are aware that we have to develop spiritually. We must develop and feed the soul (us) through the practice of meditation. Through meditation we can increase our conscious contact with God the Beloved. We develop stronger willpower, greater laser focused concentration and a more heightened awareness about ourselves and our environment. If we increase the light of our consciousness, then we are no doubt developing what we are.

Saints say that if we take one step forward, they take ioo steps to meet us with help. It is said that we cannot walk around the tunnel to get to the light, but must walk through it. To attain self- realization takes real work. The power of love and the new transforming mass consciousness of the people will not allow, tolerate, or accept skirting around putting in the work. The power of love will compel many to willingly surrender their small will to a much sweeter let Thy will be done consciousness. As the change of mass consciousness is underway, the will of the creator and the will of the people slowly become the same. This process of spiritual transfusion is not done by force, but occurs through love, in the New Golden Age.

It is the unconscious essence that dissipates, or dies, not us. We are eternal entities of invincible light. We cannot die. Only the essence or ele-ments of unconscious mind stuff that we have so long grown accustomed to, and become associated with, die. The illusion is that we have done this asso-ciation so long that we have forgotten our true identities. We have allowed the Negative power, through these elements of unconsciousness, to actually perform an Identity Theft of the Soul. We have gradually slipped into dark-ness, allowing the Prince of Darkness to lure us into a state of forgetfulness.

Ultimately, human consciousness must expand and develop a different operating mode to connect with these higher spaces.

Finally, the work of transformation reveals the mystical awareness of truth. By applying principles of in conjuncdon with the combined energies of various group and individual practices, this meditation system transforms the individuals, the group, and, later, the world. Linked consciousness allows a group to focus with great clarity on personal and global spiritual work. Within mystical awareness there is no separateness, but only a true identity that shares consciousness with all life. The human being is simply a microcosm of the macrocosm. To know thyself is to follow the inner wisdom in alignment with the ultimate truth to perform the work that is given to us to do. In knowing our true identity, we are guided step-by-step, moment-by-moment, and sustained and suported by the eternal universal forces.

A matrix of pure energies and aware groups creates a new vision of the world; one that transcends egoic desires and strives for harmonious coexistence. While transfor-mative meditation provides a rich, full awareness of being in your per-sonal meditations, there is also a link to a greater spiritual work. We must learn to live in harmony with the planet, bring more mindful-ness into our world, and transform the energies to create a conscious balance in all life Our work in meditation is an invaluable tool for evolving higher consciousness.

“I die daily” and “learn to die so that you may begin to live”, he was referring to the art of rising above physical body consciousness. So as we learn to die to the physical, we begin to live in the spirit. This is the key to understanding how to spiritually progress through the veil ogf ignoranc, go beyond time and spave perception, and for pass the Archons, and t expand outside the Matrix humankind in trapped and imprisoned within.

This is the spirit of the astral or emotional consciousness. By leaving off the gross dross of the physical body made up of the five senses and its five elements of matter we, like a space shuttle or rocket, have now jettisoned one of our major boosters.

Ego is one of the main programs trying to stop you from reconnecting with the God within, it can be broken. It’s a distraction and is one of the main emotions you must master in order to see the illusion of separation for what it is, an illusion. Ego divides, which is what they want, the Archons (The Lower Light). Ego is the reason for the tower of Babel which led to the separation of Humanity and led to Humanity losing the oneness and not understanding each other. Ego is the reason why they (The Archons) manufactured and in a smart way, got the go ahead by the masses for royalty and a social structure. Tavistock Institute. Part 112

Ego is one of the main programs trying to stop you from reconnecting with the God within, it can be broken. It’s a distraction and …

Enlightment is the only way to exit the Archon Matrix. Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment. The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.

The main dictum of the hermetic tradition as found in the Emerald Tablet in essence states “As Above, So Below” meaning that humanity will find …

The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. There is no direct, permanent, or public access to the divine. Each destiny has a unique curvature and must find its own spiritual belonging and direction. Individuality is the only gateway to spiritual potential and blessing. The heavens will always speak to man on earth. For it is the established order of creation, that life and light should descend from the higher to the lower, from the interior to the external, from the inner to the outer circles of existence.

The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. There is no direct, permanent, or public access to the divine. Each destiny has a unique …