Here is a series of techniques for perceiving and experiencing reality. They suggest various processes for in-turning and centering. Within each sentient being there lies a wondrous universe. We approach the wonder of this universe when we LOVE. But something happens to our love. In our running,ranting,and raving to possess the beloved, we break the bond of love. In quietude we hold that love. We live in a wondrous wheel of existence, the bharva chakra, that constantly spins and changes. At the same time our consciousness, our desires, and our vision of the world constantly change. This change however, is not the cause of our problems. Life has less meaning for us because we live for the most part on the SURFACE of our minds. We live on the periphery of our consciousness and therefore we do not really understand what is happening (in this world). When we become emotional we do not touch or taste the reality called bliss,joy, and happiness. Consequently we must lift from negativity toward greater expectations, moving from pain to love, and from IGNOREance.. to knowledge. Being aware is only the beginning, for once you attain greater awareness, you must then balance that self awareness. ONLY BALANCED SELF AWARENESS CAN CREATE A HAPPY EXISTENCE. There is a way, and there are indeed many pathways, by which you can fully,completely, and forever enter into this world.
1.) Absorption in the OM technique:
The first technique utilizes the intonation of the OM sound. As you audibly, but softly, chant OM, you are to enter fully into the sound and become on with the real you. As Aristotle pointed out,"To see a horse in some sense, you must become the horse." If you are different from the horse, you cannot reach a point of communication, or awareness with it. Similarly, to reach a point of communication with yourself you must become one with your true self. Simply close your eyes and chant. Ooommmmmm The sound is gentle, and slow but totally full, and strong. This sound quiets and still the body and repetition of the sound will slowly draw you into yourself. Secondly try to center yourself by entering mentally into the fullness of the sound. The sound you are using here is not arbitrary, but a symbol of the reality and the fullness of the universe. Thus you are able to attune to an awareness of galactic existence. In the fullness of this sound the ego forgets itself and bliss freely breaks forth into your being. The secret is not in making the sound, but in taking your mind and entering into the fullness of the sound THAT YOU HAVE CREATED.
2.) Perceiving the light of life-fullness technique:
This technique is more complicated than the first but can be extremely helpful to the restless soul who is trying to turn inward. Perceive yourself as the yoga spinal column, with a series of chakras, one above the other. Perceive your chakra discs as rays of light. Move your awareness to the core of the ray, the center from which it emanates. Do not look at the ray, go inside it. Next try to feel that your real essence is light. With this perception of yourself, conceive rays of light emanating from within you. Feel this emanation at the base of the spinal column. Take this feeling of light, the essence of your being, to the center of the Saturn chakra. Radiate it from the center of your spinal column, filling this chakra with rays of light. Lift through the center of the chakra by way of the sushumna channel filling the Jupiter chakra, emanating rays from the essence of your being. Accumulate these rays of light, moving them up the spine until you feel your focus and consciousness at the single eye. Take the light one step further to the thousand petalled lotus. Having reached the thousand petalled lotus, simply drop back to the base of the spine and reascend. This procedure can be done any number of times from 3 to 108. Simply gather your energy and lift it. As the light rays rise from the base of the spine to the crown chakra, so rises life-fullness itself. As the rays lift the light becomes subtler, yet at the same time brighter. This feeling of life-fullness produces a massive awareness of the reality, SINCE YOU ARE THE REALITY. Because we do not normally perceive this Truth, we are constantly drawn to things outside ourselves. But as you center and lift, you become aware of life-fullness and the amount of galactic life or cosmic lift within you, you become aware of the God within you.
3.) The Loving Technique:
This technique is done by loving, then loving more, and then loving yet more. It is one of the most vital spiritual techniques. In loving you perceive something within yourself. LOVE IS THE MIRROR BY WHICH WE COME TO KNOW THE REALITY OF OUR BODY MIND COMPLEX. THAT WHICH WE LOVE IS A REFLECTION OF WHAT LIES DEEP WITHIN US. as we learn how to love ourselves and others we learn to love all mankind and the universe. the procedure simply is to love, love as compassionately,fully, unselfishly, and as totally as you possibly can. Who you are serving, who you are loving, and what you are doing is not as important as the resulting awareness within you that you can love. The mystery is that to the lover, the world is the beloved. Everything in life is a mirror that reveals to you the beauty of your being. Remember, you are looking for inner beauty the fruits of love are in the wondrous thing called love itself. Loving is not lying down and letting someone walk on you; nor is it an anguishing dark night of the soul in which you lose that which you have loved. Rather LOVE SPEAKS OF DETACHMENT WITHOUT INDIFFERENCE. YOU ARE NOT TO BECOME DETACHED FROM LOVING BUT TO THE ATTACHMENT OF THE OBJECT OF LOVE AND THE DESIRE TO POSSES THE BELOVED. DETACHMENT DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE LOSING ANYTHING, IT MEANS YOU ARE GAINING FREEDOM FROM THE PAIN THAT ATTACHMENT BRINGS. WHEREVER THERE IS LIFE, THERE IS LOVE. FEAR NOT TO LOVE, BUT ALSO DO NOT GRASP. MOVE THROUGH THE WORLD LOVINGLY, FINDING BEAUTY IN LIFE. FINDING THAT BEAUTY IN LIFE, REALIZE THAT YOU BRING THE BEAUTY TO THE SUNRISE. IF BEAUTY WERE NOT ALREADY EXISTENT WITHIN YOU, YOU WOULD NOT SEE IT ANYWHERE. THE BEAUTY OF THE SUNRISE IS BUT THE MIRRORED REFLECTION OF THAT WHICH LIES DEEP WITHIN YOU. LOVE, AD THAT WHICH LIES DEEP WITHIN YOU.