To know the true self is the only true purpose in life.☀
We are not able to know our true self because the Self is entwined with the nature of the body and the mind. Ignorant persons think of their body as the Self. And then there are others who think of the mind as the Self, but both are wrong. But then the question arises, if the Self is not the body or the mind,
why is it affected by them?
IN THE MIND OF CONCIOUSNESS, various kinds of waves, movements or changes due to conditions of action or conducts by oneself, influences the Self and then one cannot see the true Self.
This is the reason that when waves of anger arise we think we or the Self is angry
When the consciousness is filled with waves of love, the reflection of those make us think we, or the self is in love. When the waves of weakness arise and reflect on the Self, we feel that it is we, who are weak. When habits and mental patterns course the Self, it gives rise to different kinds of waves or fluctuations. As long as there is even one wave in the lake of the mind…
…the true nature of the Self cannot be revealed or seen or felt
Until we are able to completely bring peace in the mind and quieten down all the waves and fluctuations, the true nature of the Self cannot shine forth. And, this is the reason why Maharishi Patanjali Ji has given various different methods, while explaining to us the different kinds of fluctuations and teaches us how to annihilate them in a clear and direct manner.
The repetition of ‘Om’ with mindfulness…
…meditating on the sound helps fluctuations to quieten down and BRINGS THE MIND TO PEACE.
And then one day will come when even the repetition of ‘OM’ is no longer needed as a medium to still the mind. Then the saadhak comes into the Nirbheej Samadhi, the Seedless State, and the true Self is revealed in its pristine state. One becomes aware of one’s own greatness and attains liberation and salvation.
To attain success in Yoga, Bhagwan Shri Krishna said in the Gita:
Yuktahaarviharasya Yukta Cheshtasya Karmasu
Yuktaswapnavbodhasya Yogon Bhavati Dukhaha
To live a healthy and disciplined life…
…and to tea, It the peak of out highest aims, the Gita disclosed some rules that if we follow, we can reach such a state in this human life that we couldn’t have realized in an ordinary life.
From these rules three are very important food work sleep
If we can gain control and balance over these in our life, our life will become more blessed and all our troubles will go away, which the saadhak is able to go on his path of yoga and be successful in attaining his goals. The one who gets accustomed to too much work, too much food, too much sleep will never be able to accomplish much in his life or become successful.
In today’s world it is these three imbalances that mankind is more familiar with. If we could use just a little more understanding and think about it intelligently, bringing a change and balance in food, work and sleep is not difficult at all.
Diet, Exercise and Eating Habits
Our eating habits are not balanced at all
NOWADAYS, PEOPLE SAY THAT to Maintain good health it is very important to take vitamins. To become strong people eat chicken. People expect good health by eating chicken and eggs – but how can you expect to be strong through eating something known for its weak ‘chicken heart’?🐥
When we eat animals that are timid or frightened such as goats and sheep – how can we be surprised when we become helpless and lacking in confidence ourselves?
One should pay a lot of attention to one’s food and make better decisions…
…regarding our diets. For a good balanced diet, the first question we need to ask ourselves is what to eat and what not to eat. Any food that is too hot or too strong to digest disturbs the Consciousness in our mind, The lighter the food, the more valuable and meaningful will be the start of the Journey of your inner life.
FOR A BALANCED DIET the first thing we need to keep in mind is that It should not be too hot and spicy, intoxicating or too heavy. With the right food you should not reel heaviness or dullness. If we do feel heavy or dull after eating, then we must understand that we have taken the wrong diet.
A very famous doctor, Kenneth Walker, wrote in his autobiography
“After a lifelong practice I can say one thing with certainty, that the food people eat, half of it goes into their stomach and the other half fills the stomach of the doctors. If they ate only half of what they consume there would be no illnesses, and we doctors would no longer be required”
Some people remain ill because they are not getting enough food and some people remain ill because they are getting too much food. Some people die of hunger and some people die of consumption; and the ratio of people dying of consumption is much higher than people dying of hunger – a man living without food for three months can still remain alive.❤
HOWEVER, AS SOME PEOPLE eat too little and some people eat too much, the same mistake can happen with exercise.
For example, body builders work out a lot. A body builder puts a lot of strain on his body and uses – using force definitely makes some muscles develop more, but many have health problems and shorter life spans. When we use force on our body, the muscles might expand and the body might appear to be very strong and healthy and look like a good ‘exhibit’…
…But there is a big difference between exhibition and life
Another matter regarding food as important as what we eat, is the state of mind when we eat. The more relaxed the mind, the more trouble-free and pleasant state of mind when eating, the more balanced and nourishing the food will be, making inner power stronger.
The other important aspect is BALANCED WORK. These days it seems like work can be seen as a shameful task. A lot of important jobs end up being done by a servant and we are not aware that by doing less work we are losing something in our lives.
AS AN EXAMPLE – one day in the morning, Abraham Lincoln was polishing his shoes. At that time one of his friends came to his house and his friend said to him, “Lincoln, what are you doing, why are you polishing your shoes yourself?” Lincoln said, “You have put me in doubt, why do you polish other people’s shoes?” His friend replied, “No, no, I get them polished from others.” To which Lincoln replied, “Worse than polishing other people’s shoes is, that you make other people polish your shoes.”
This means that you have lost the straight connection with life through work
Balanced work (not too much and not too little) is very important part for the awakening of the energy and consciousness; and so it should be in the hands of everyone.🔥
Exercise can also be work it’s very important for energizing the body, increasing prana, and awakening the consciousness. Each person should find his own capacity that is the balance between his body and the amount of physical work he can do and should do. Ultimately, a balanced life and work style is a significant and most necessary understanding for our well being.😊
There are many people in the world, who in order to sleep less have categorized it as an unnecessary and nonspiritual need. It is because we have ignored sleep that we have become disconnected with the deep spiritual centers within ourselves.
A person who is unable to sleep well is not able to live well
SLEEP IS NOT AN UNNECESSARY or idle state.The eight hours or so spent sleeping do not go to waste. It is because you are able to sleep for 8 hours that you are able to stay awake for 16 hours. Every person should try to find out his own body rhythm – one can do so just by thinking
after how many hours of sleep and waking up do I feel the most healthiest and fresh❓
That Is my sleeping time, that is my discipline, no matter what somebody says: One needs to find out for him/herself. The deeper and longer you sleep, the more you will experience a proper and restful sleep. Here I am talking about sleep, not about lazing in bed, because lying down on the bed is not sleep. The right time for you to wake up is when sleep has left you after getting a good quality sleep.
Each person must find his own rhythm
FOR THREE MONTH every human should try and discover his own balance of food. work and sleep and see what is the healthiest, most peaceful, and most meaningful way of life. Each person should discover this for him/herself as no two people are alike and that is why no rule can have the same effects for everyone.
There is no such thing as a ready made formula
Every human is an individual. Every individual is unique. And until they try to find and discover their own disciplines, no other discipline will work out for them. Every person should find his own way of life, his own Sadhana. To discover his own path in life. There is no clear cut path for the way of sadhana. One discovers it by following it and increasing one’s understanding of it.
These are the three sutras disclosed to us by Bhagwan Ski Krishna
By maintaining these we will be able to develop our awareness and our energy centers.
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When the energy centers awaken, we come close to that high consciousness where miraculous things happen, the experience of which we cannot attain in ordinary life.👏