Saturday, July 14, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA 55

                        SATTWA  PURUSHAYOH  SHUDHHI  SAMYE  KIAVALAYAM

WHEN  YOGI  PURIFIES  THE CHITTA HE RECOGNIZES THE SIMILARITY  BETWEEN

                        CHITTA   AND  PURUSHA  HE ATTAINS KAIWALYA  SIDHHI

       This is the last Sutra in this paad . When one continues the meditation and the CHITTA is purified , he recognizes the similarity between the PURUSHA and CHITTA . The CHITTA originates from the NATURE and the SATWIC Guna of the nature . But any time there is part of PRAKRUTI or nature it has all 3 Gunas,though there is dominance of the one . So in CHITTA there is dominance of the SATWIC , but the two other Gunas are there too. The ignorance does not allow one to recognize the purity of the CHITTA . So when one removes the ignorance and the 2 other Gunas disappear, then one recognizes the similarity between the PURUSHA and the CHITTA. -both are pure .
    There is concept that the GOD at the beginning of the universe splits in to SPIRIT - PURUSHA and NATURE OR PRAKRUTI. Purusha has no qualities and does not change . The Nature does . change and has qualities - GUNAS.
   So we are told about the various powers or SIDHHIS that one achieves with concentration on different things -part of nature . Now this is the last one to achieve KAIWALYA .


Sunday, July 8, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD 54

                           TARAKAM  SARVA  VISHAYAM  SARVATHA  VISHAYAM

                                  AKARMAM  CHETI  VIVEKAJAM  DNYANAM

THE  INTUITIVE  INTELLECT  OR  THE KNOWLEDGE  IS SUCH  THAT  ONE  KNOWS

EVERYTHING  ABOUT  EVERYTHING (SARV  VISHAY  AND SARVATHH VISHAY )  AND  IT

DOES  NOT  HAVE  TO  BE IN  CERTAIN  ORDER  AND  ANY  TIME (AKRAM )  AND SUCH

A KNOWLEDGE  IS  SUCH  THAT  THAT PROTECTS  HIM  FROM  THIS  LIFE (MORTAL

                                    LIFE  WITH CYCLE OF LIFE  AND REBIRTH )

       In this Sutra  we are told about the higher levels that are reached by Yogi . Once the Yogi have achieved this level, he knows everything about everything .All of us can see common things -like color size, shape and some other superficial things . But withe intuitive knowledge Yogi knows also about the things that are not easily obvious . So as mentioned in previous Sutras, if one sees a person , the Yogi will know not only the height , weight color , but also the state of mind and previous thoughts and life of  person . This information does not have come from a particular order , but whatever he wants to know he will know. So He does not have to go in any particular order to get to the knowledge about any specific thing .
        When one reaches such a stage that he knows anything and everything about everything, he has full knowledge about the SELF or the PURUSHA and that Knowledge ENDS the cycle of the life and birth.This is called  TARAK or one can swim the ocean of the SAUNSAR .

Sunday, June 17, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA 53

                            JATI  LAKSHANA  DESHAHIM  ANYATA  AVACHHEDAT

                                                  TULYAYOH  TATAH  PRATIPARTTIH

                    ONE  IS ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE   BETWEEN THE TWO SIMILAR

                    IN THEIR CLASS  ,CHARACTER , PLACE   BUT SEPARATE THINGS

    The objects in this world can look similar or same . Two cows or two dogs look alike but are different. We tend to identify objects as different from one another by their class-dig or cow is class, or by character - 2 dogs look different due to color or weight or what kind of dog it is  and the place we see or find them , -one will not see tiger in house .But we may come across objects that look exactly sames  and we may have very difficult time in identifying them as 2 different things . But Yogi can go beyond the superficial similarity and identify each separately .

    Again this is to do with parts of Nature mind, intellect and Chitta . This is not related to SPIRIT or PURUSHA


VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA -52

                   KSHANA  TAT  KRAMAYOH  SAIYAMAT  VIVEKAJAM  DNYANAM

                  BY CONCENTRATING  ON SERIES OF  MOMENT-KSHANA-  ONE  GETS

                           KNOWLEDGE  OF  DIFFERENCES  IN DIFFERENT  THINGS

        In this Sutra there is mention of unit of Time . We call it KSHANA. OR MOMENT . .This moment was preceded by another Moment and then next one will follow . So there is series of moments  and the Flow of Time continues. There is no beginning or end to it. So the time is made up of many moments. Like anything in this world is made of atomic and subatomic particles - time is made of smallest possible units , called KSHANA. In quantum theory , the smallest unit of time is Planck time .   
       The time that a photon will take to travel Plank distance . In Hindu religion , we have gradually increasing units of time as followes-KSHANA, followed by PAL , followed by GHATIKA,then AHORATRA then PAKSHA, MAS ,RHUTU, FOLLOWED  by AYAN, SAUWATSAR,YUGA AND MANWANTAR AND THEN KALPA.How is KSHANA determined or measured? In VYASBHASHY it is mentioned that the time that it takes for subatomic particle to go from 'previous 'position to 'next position ' is called KSHANA. So even at that time the idea of atom and subatomic particles was  there and it was 'known' that the subatomic particles are in motion and not still . That is why the THINGS always CHANGE . So the change is all the time happening .
       The second part of the change is to know in detail as to what happens to 'things' when we can not 'observe' any change superficially. The food that we eat has 3 parts , one with Tamasic Guna , becomes -gets excreted , then part of the food that has Rajasic Guna becomes Flesh , and the Satwic part of the food becomes the Mind . So when we eat  predominantly Satwic food , our mind is calk , when we eat predominantly Rajasic food we are full of energy and action and the Tamasic predominant food leads to laziness . The water that we drink also is similar in effect . Tamasic part becomes urine and  the Rajasic part becomes blood and the Satwic part becomes PRAN , This is the Knowledge that can not be achieved by GROSS observation . Simple example may be how a child understands steps in a stair case and how an adult knows them . The child does not know exactly how many steps are there or that they are they are narrow or not . The adult knows as to the number of steps and the nature . When we have done the concentration on the 'CHANGE IN THING FROM ONE MOMENT OR KSHANA TO OTHER MOMENT OR KSHANA 'we can Know it .Since this Knowledge is at the level of CHITTA , which is different that the SPIRIT or Purusha-this is different than the PURUSHKHYATI that was described in Sutra 49.
     

Sunday, June 3, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD - 51

                               STHANIN  UPANIMANTRANE  SANGASMAYA  AKARANAM 

                                                   POONAR  ANISHTA  PRASANGAT

   (BEING  PLEASED  BY MEDITATION )  YOGI IS INVITED  BY (CELESTIAL ) GODS,

TO ENJOY  THE VARIOUS  'BHOGA'  AND  YOGI  SHOULD  NOT  GET  ATTACHMENT

     TO THEM  OR ENJOY  THEM ,BECAUSE  THAT  (ENJOYMENT )  WILL SET  HIM   

                              BACKWARD   (PHYSICAL WORLD  PROBLEMS)

      This Sutra is interesting for various reasons. When Yogi starts the practice of meditation and has some progress , he starts getting some experiences and those are not ordinary experiences. As one advances , he gets certain Powers . These are described in last few Sutras . As Yogi continues the practice of meditation and control over the physical and mental - at that level the Celestial Gods will invite the Yogis to come and enjoy the various pleasures.I called this Sutra interesting for various reasons . One of them is that it mentions the existence of celestial GODS .(meaning of STANIN)

       We have heard in some of the stories from various Hindu scriptures  where they talk about these Gods . For example Arjuna was born off King of Gods -INDRA. He had some participation in the epic story of Mahabharata . Indra went to KARNA , to ask for his body shield to help his SON . So according to these stories these Gods do exist and they are not the highest level GOD-or the SPIRIT,that we are trying to achieve.

    In the story of Vishwamitra -Rajrushi -when he was meditating , the king of GODS got worried that Vishwamitra would take over the Heaven and Indra would loose the throne . So he sends APSARA-MENAKA . Highly evolved  Yogi -Vishwamitra , has lust and sexual desire when he sees the beautiful Menaka . and he forgets the meditation and get caught up in the SAUSAR -THE MORTAL WORLD .
 
     I think this is related to the concept of SAPTA LOKA - seven levels of astral world , where the highest is or could be called SWARGA or heaven . The INDRA and many other positions are positions only and can be changed , just like Governor or Mayer or President. The positions continue for ever , but the person occupying may be different. So the KING of Gods got worried that HE could be REPLACED by someone else who is better than him. The pleasures in the highest levels of heaven are offered to the Yogi when he reaches certain levels and if he gets caught in to it -of enjoying it , he is taking wrong or back ward steps . Once Yogi starts enjoying these pleasures which are bodily pleasures , he is getting caught up in the mortal world-which is CHANGING- NOT EVER LASTING - MORTAL AND NOT PERMANENT . So whatever detachment he has achieved is lost.
In the Sutra it states that ONE IS GETTING IN TROUBLE AGAIN ..

So this Sutra warns us that even when the GODS invite ,request you to enjoy these pleasures -do not fall for it as otherwise Yogi is regressing and going away fro the his goal of KAIWALYA or Jiwnmukti. 


Sunday, May 27, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 50

                      TAD  VAIRAGYADAPI  DOSHA  BIJA  KSHYAYE  KAIVALYAM

                   (BY  ACHIEVING  DISPASSION  TO  THE  POWERS OR SIDHHIS )

                     THAT  REMOVES  THE  SEED OF  IGNORANCE  OR DEFECT ,

                                      AND   YOGI GETS  KAIVALYA


          Doing the practice of the medication, one gets perfection in it and then by the techniques that have been told in past -going deeper and deeper to the origin of the universe , one develops dispassion even towards the powers that one achieves with the deeper meditation. This is the key . When one has to reach the goal , there are obstacles. Since the universe started with the ONE SPIRIT and  THE NATURE ,(PURUSH AND PRAKRUTI ), one has to trace back . So we were told to TRACE the PATH backward.

       As was stated in past the senses are GROSS and then the mind and the intellect and then the CHITTA and then the AHANKAR or Ego are subtler . These are the stages of the SAMADHI mentioned in previous Sutras . Just to re mention the same , there are 2 major parts of Samadhi . These are not actual divisions , but stages of the Samadhi and there is no true separation but one level superimposing other .

      The 2 separation is called 1 SAMPRADNYAT Samadhi which is also called SAVIKALP. and 2 ASAMPRADNYAT SAMADHI  also called NIRVIKALP.. In Sampradnyat Samadhi I and God are separate . In ASampradnyat Samadhi , I and God are one. To reach that level  where there is no separation between I and the God , one has to 'GET OVER ' the senses and mind and intellect, and Ego. These stages of the Samadhi are called a)Savitark , b) Savichar, (related to mind ), c)Sanand
(related to Ego ), d) Sasmita ( related to CHITTA or the source of Ego principle .
      Every time one gets deeper in the meditation , he gets some Powers or Sidhhi. One should not get attached or entangled in theses powers if one wants to go higher or deeper towards the GOAL of reaching the SPIRIT- GOD. So when one develops VARAGYA or dispassion towards these things then he has reached the finl stage . . Once ONE is ONE with GOD , then he has achieved the MUKTI -KAIVALYA .

Friday, May 25, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD - 49

                         SATWA  PURUSHA  ANYATA  KHYATIMATRASYA  SARV  BHAVA 

                                     ADHISHTATRUTWAM  SARWA  DNYAN  TRUTVAM


                   (WHEN YOGI CONCENTRATES ON CHITTA -THE MIND STUFF )

HE REALIZES  THAT THE CHITTA  OR ANTAHKARAN -MIND STUFF  IS DIFFERENT

FROM   THE CONSCIOUSNESS BEHIND IT --THE PURUSHA--THEN  HE HAS  ACHIEVED 

        THE  "PURUSHKHYATI" WHICH IS ALSO CALLED  VIVEKKHYATI - WHICH IS 

                       MODIFICATION  OF NATURE  AND THE OMNISCIENCE


        This is little  difficult and little difficult to understand. In vedic religion the cycle of the origin of the universe and dissolution of the universe . SO some believe that the PURUSHA OR THE SPIRIT and the NATURE OR THE MATTER OR THE PRAKRUTI   are different . ( others think that the ONE AND ONE ONLY slit in to Purusha and Prakruti at the beginning of the Universe.)The SPIRIT has  no qualities and so has no desires or power to ACT . ( This comes with 3 Gunas or the qualities )The  Nature or the PRAKRUTI has no Energy to do anything. So even though it has desires , it can not ACT upon it . So until they COME TOGETHER , the Universe can not come to existence.The mind  and the chitta and the 5 big elements and the intellect -all are part of NATURE OR PRAKRUTI. The Satwa Guna or the quality in association with EGO or AHANKAR goes to form the senses.and the RAJ AS Guna and the Ego- AHANKAR goes to form the Organs of ACTION.
        The physical body is gross and the senses are subtle . But the mind is subtler and the intellect is still more subtler . But the INDEPENDENT OBSERVER is the PURUSHA or the SPIRIT . So when the Yogi realizes that the PURUSHA is different than the CHITTA , (which means Purusha and the NATURE OR PRAKRUTI which is the origin of all the CHITTA and rest of the things that are mentioned ,) He has reached the level of PURUSHKHYATI which is also called VIVEKKHYATI.
The powers that have been mentioned in past SUTRAS, were related to NATURE or the PRAKRUTI  and not related to PURUSHA or the spirit . So when  the Yogi realizes that there is difference between the two , he does not get 'caught up ' in the 'SIDHHIS'  or the Powers that are achieved with concentration on the different aspects of the NATURE or the PRAKRUTI . .

     


Sunday, May 20, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 48

           TATO  MANO  JAVATTWAM  VIKARANA  BHAVAH  PRADHAN  JAYAHCHYA

           (BY MASTERING THE SENSES,  BODY  CAN  MOVE  WITH  SPEED  OF  MIND ,

                (MANO JAVITTWAAM )  AND HE  CAN  PERCEIVE  WITHOUT  SENSES

               ( VIKARAN  BHAV )AND  THIS  LEADS  TO CONTROL  OVER  PRAKRUTI  -

                                       NATURE  (PRADHANBHAV )

        There are three things that are described in this SUTRA that happens , when one has reached certain level in meditation . They have been telling us about the control over senses and the mind  and what powers one gets . So now we are told that when one has achieved this level , he can move his physical body with speed of MIND . We know that the speed of mind is more than physical body and probably has no limit . I can sit here and think of India and I can be there mentally, in fraction of  a second . But my physical body is not in India . But when the Yogi gets this power , he can get his PHYSICAL BODY in India in fraction of  a second -with speed of mind .

      One might have a question as to how is it possible as according to rules of physics , when the speed increases, the weight /mass increases and nothing can travel with speed of light. The answer is hat one can not equate the rules that apply to  NATURE /matter or PRAKRUTI,  to the spirit , which is ENERGY and so the energy is LIGHT and so it can move faster than matter.One other explanation  is that by Paramhauns Yoganand. The Yogi can change matter in to energy and the energy can move with speed of light and the energy again materializes-gets converted in to matter.

       The second power is that of perceiving without the SENSES or even the mind. Ordinary person can not smell or taste or touch without the object and the senses intact.In a way we need the actual contact of the object to be evaluated, and it can happen only in the 'PRESENT TIME'. So if there is pizza and I can not eat it , I can not taste it I will not be in position to tell how it tastes. So unless my tongue touches the Pizza , I can not taste it . Also if some one wants to know about how it tasted yesterday, when I did not taste it yesterday, I can not tell. I could not tell how it would taste in future . So there is a limitation on our ability -senses must come in contact and second -it can happen only in PRESENT TIME..But with this power the Yogi does not need the senses or actual contact of the senses , and the TIME limitation is not there, So Yogi can perceive the taste -or for that matter any senses without actual contact in PRESENT -PAST OR FUTURE TIMES . This is called VIKARAN BHAV .(One must realize that the senses are just the instrument and THEY do not do the job PERCEIVING.Something much subtler doe the perceiving.)

       The entire universe is made of matter and the spirit . The matter has all the QUALITIES or the GUNAS and the SPIRIT  has none . The matter CHANGES and the SPIRIT is unchanging.But the matter or the PRAKRUTI has no energy or SPIRIT and so it needs SPIRIT to create anything.So with this  power , the YOGI has control over the NATURE or the MATTER .This is called PRADHANBHAV .


Saturday, May 19, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 47

GRAHANA  SWARUPA  ASMITA  ANWYAYA  ARTHAWATTA  SAIYAMAT  INDRIYA  JAYAH

                 BY CONCENTRATING  ON THE INDRIYA -SENSE ORGANS  AND THEIR

                 NATURE AND THE THE EGO  (WHICH IS THE ORIGIN OF THEM )  AND

                 THE THREE  GUNAS  AND THEIR  PURPOSE  IN FORM  OF ENJOYMENT

                           AND ACTION  YOGI  ATTAINS  MASTERY  OVER  THEM .

         This one Sutra is interesting as it is little confusing . One could have said that when you concentrate on the senses , one attains the control  over them.'.But here Sage Patanjali wants us to remember other stuff as the external Indriya or the senses ARE NOT THE CONTROLLER !

        So again there is tracing back of the origin of the universe. But to start with the first word is GRAHANA- ,which means different things for different sense. The Eyes see and the Ears hear the Sound and the Skin has touch and the Tongue has taste and the Nose has Smell. But if one looks at it carefully . he will realize that the eyes DON'T SEE and the Skin does not have the sensation of Touch and the Ears don;t hear and so on . When the Light rays or the photon particles hit an object , they are reflected all over and when they enter the eyes and travel to Retina , the nerve endings of the optic nerve has some reaction and the Impulse is transmitted to the Occipital  ital are of the bairn and there is  a chemical reaction and one knows that he is seeing an object -say a dog. But who is really seeing - not the eyes as sometimes when we are lost in thought we do not See an object even though the object is in front of our eyes and the photons reflected from the object do enter out eyes and the optic nerve does it's job of taking the impulse to occipital area in brain and the neurons there . But we do not PERCEIVE ! So it is beyond the Brain and it is the ANTAHKARAN . The 'I'  is not doer and is independent observer. So the grasping is the GRAHANNA of  the SENSES and the real nature beyond it is the SWAPUP .So when I see a dog , my brain recognizes as dog  bases on my previous experience . But the Intellect tells me that it is particular dog. So the MIND and the Intellect are also involved . So when I recognize the dog to be say MY DOG -called DUKE ,  number of things are involved and the General knowledge is that it is a Dog . while the special knowledge is that it is a particular dog.

      So as we can see there is more to the whole process . Our reactions are based on our experiences . So if one sees  a steak ,vegetarian will have no desire to eat it , while the meat lover will start salivating. So our MIND and Intellect and experiences or the SAUSKARAS are involved in our reaction..Our reaction and action is bases on the balance or the imbalance of the 3 GUNAS. So if we see gold neck less, depending upon our nature we will ACT and React . The Yogi does not want it , the other people will want it. So ONE gets full control over the senses when on gets FULL control over all these things including mind, intellect . ego and 3 Gunas .

       In the beginning, when the universe came in existence , the AHANKAR or the EGO arouse. The three Gunas , which were in balance get imbalanced and the Satwic Guna and Ego. make the DNYANENDRIYE or the SENSE organs , the RAJASIC Guna and the EGO , make KARMENDRIYE or Organs of Action ,and 5 PRANAS and  TAMASIC PART OF THE EGO goes to form the TANMATRA or the changes PANCHAMAHABHUTE or 5 big elements .

    So when one goes back in the precess upon concentrating on these things there are 2 paths . With one path Yogi gets BHUTAJAY and the other oath goes to have INDRIYA JAY or control of the sense organs and the organs of action -which are the INDRIYA. 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA- 46

             RUPA  LAVANYA   BALA  VAJRA  SANHANANATWANI  KAYA  SAMPAT

                (BY ACHIEVING  MASTERY  OVER ALL THE ELEMENTS  YOGI) 

        GETS  BEAUTIFUL AND  GRACEFUL  AND  STRONG  BODY  WHICH  HAS     

                 ENDURANCE  OF VAJRA -STRONG WEAPON -THUNDERBOLT

          This is continuation of the previous SUTRA. When one achieves the mastery over the ELEMENTS, the physical body shows some changes and that is what is described in this Sutra . So the YOGI'S body looks beautiful and one with shine . He also looks strong and has ability to withstand any thing and has endurance that is unparalleled.

        The physical body is made out of Elements and so when there is control over the elements , the body looks beautiful and has glamour and becomes strong . The endurance is greatly increased.In the autobiography of YOGI, there is one story. Paramhauns Yoganand was understudy and his Guru is out of town and then the train is late . So Yuktekshwar - his guru comes back very late .Everybody is waiting for him to come as they have not had lunch. The guru come back . So everybody now is ready to eat. But Yukteshwarji goes to take bath and then sits for meditation. By then it is 3 or 4 pm . Yoganand is hungry and wants to eat . But lunch will not be served till GURU has started eating . Finally the time comes when Yoganand gets the food . He complaints to the Guru that he was very hungry and would have dies if there was anymore delay in getting food . Yukteshwar answered to him that he was in train travel for more than 2 days and he has  not had any food for 3 days ! The average physical body needs regular food and that to frequently. But once one has control over the body , one can SUSTAIN the life without the food . For average human being the energy comes from food that we eat . For the Yogi , the energy is from the GOD - SPIRIT and they do not need to dependent on regular food all the time . The body continues to thrive and continues to be strong . 


Saturday, May 12, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD -SUTRA 45

TATO  ANIMADI  PRAADURBHAVAH  KAYA  SAMPAT  DHARMA  ANABHIGHATACHYA

THEN (BY MASTERING THE ELEMENTS ,) YOGIS  ACQUIRES (SIDDHIS -POWERS LIKE)

ANIMA ETC  DEVELOPS  PERFECTION  OF THE BODY  UNOBSTRUCTED  BY FUNCTION


                  There are several powers that one attains when he has control over the physical body . there are 8 such powers that are described in the scripture. they are -

1 ANIMA - one can shrink the physical body as small as ANU OR ATOM .

2 MAHIMA-He can make physical body HUGH .

In Ramayana HANUMAN became HUGH when he had to go to Lunka. He also became very small when needed

3 GARIMA-He can make the physical body very HEAVY

    In one other stories when the Garuda- the eagle - Lord Vishnu's VAHAN, vehicle-thought that he was the best and strong - Lord Vishnu asked him to bring in a monkey who was damaging the garden . When the Garuda tries to catch and get the monkey that was in reality the HUNUMAN - he can not lift him as he is too heavy , Similar story is of BHIMA from MAHABHARATA . Bhima thinks that he is the most powerful and so when he is crossing a bridge he sees a monkey who has his tail in the path of Bhima. . Bhima asks him to move it . The monkey tells him that he is too old and can;t lift it and tells Bhima to push it out of the way. As the Bhima tries to lift it with his finger he can't and then he tries more and more energy and he can't .The he realizes that that MONKEY is Hunuman..

4LAGHIMA- To make physical body as light as cotton .

5-PRAPTI-Power to touch anything -no matter how far it is.

6PRAKAMYA-Whatever one desires - will happen

7.EESHITWA-Control over all the creation . (inanimate )

8 VASHITWA-Control over all the living things.

         One may have a question as to how can Yogi do this and then other animals or living things will have no control over their own desires . The answer is that when a Yogi has achieved the level of obtaining such powers , he has no desires to do or use of any such powers . We have heard that some Yogis , when they meditated in jungle , wild animals came , but did  not harm or attack the Yogi. Sometimes snake will show up and will not sting the yogi. 


Sunday, April 29, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 44

STHULA  SWARUPA  SUKSHMA  ANVAYA  ARTHAVATTWA  SAIYAMAT  BUT  JAYAH

               BY PRACTICING SAIYAMA  ON GROSS FORM, BASIC NATURE,

           SUBTLE FORM , PRESENCE  OF THREE GUNAS OR NATURE AND

                          HOW THIS CAME FROM MAHAT TATTWA ,

                                 YOGI GETS VICTORY OVER THEM

     This Sutra is related to the oirgin of the universe. The BHUTAS or t'THINGS'  in this world came from the PRAKRUTI  or the NATURE and the SPIRIT. So the universe started when the spirit and the nature come together. All the things in universe, have PANCHAMAHABHUTA or 5 BIG ELEMENTS. and 3 GUNAS OR QUALITIES acting on them .

       To understand the so called evolution of these things from basic NATURE , we should consider simple change that we see in every day life . The example is not exactly what happens, but we can understand the similar process. If we take dry soil and add to it water , it becomes mud and then we can do a pot , but then we can bake it and a earthen pot . So there are 4  different External APPEARANCES or stages . Grossly the Pot and the original soil look different . So if we break the pot and then powder the pieces , we will get dry soil and then we can add water and then the same changes can be seen .
       So the GROSS appearance is done by our Eyes and then the other qualities or SWARUP is known by other sense organs -heavy or light , hard or soft , smooth or rough etc. But to know that the Pot has soil and water and the heat that was required to make a pot etc is the SUBTLE or SUKSHMA  stage, In the universe when the GROSS 5 Big Elements or MAHABHUTE  are there at the beginning. But they have to be acted upon or changed . The resultant is called TANMATRA  and these are the one that have the qualities of the 5 elements , namely the AKASH OR SPACE , VAYU OR THE AIR , THE TEJ OR THE ENERGY , THE AAP OR THE WATER , AND LASTLY THE PRUTHWI OR THE EARTH . As one can see the names are similar but there is change from original 5 elements. The 3 Gunas or the 3 qualities , namely the Satwic , Rajasic  and the Tamasic are there in these TANMATRA or altered elements . This is called ANWAYA. This happens from the original MAHATATWA  and change that occurs in it  .This happens due to energy or may be spirit acting on the Nature . This is called ARTHAVATTA ..

          The universe is formed and dissolves periodically . How long each cycle lasts is told in details . There are 4 YUGAS and each one has predominance of THE GOOD , THE BAD  AND THE UGLY -so to say . So when the universe has dissolved it becomes a SINGULARITY ,all the BHUTAS  are there . The 3 GUNAS are in balance and none is dominant. So there is complete CALM . When the universe is to start , there is DISTURBANCE in the singularity and it is called GUNASHOBHINI. -
disturbance in the 3 Gunas which were in perfect balance till now. Then there is rise of EGO and then there are 5 MAHABHUTAS . The way in which each one comes back to existence is the AKASH OR SPACE FIRST , FOLLOWED VAYU  OR WIND , FOLLOWED BY TEJ OR ENERGY  FOLLOWED BY WATER OR AAP AND THEN LASTLY THE EARTH OR PRUTHWI . These are related to 5 sense organs. So the AKASH OR SPACE is related to EAR or hearing .The beauty is that each one of these MAHABHUTAS OR elements have the qualities of the previous one .So the SPACE or AKASH can not be felt or seen or tasted or smelled .The next one is VAYU or WIND . This is related to SKIN OR TOUCH and it can be felt and heard . The next one is TEJ or ENERGY . This is related to EYES or can be seen .or felt . The next one is AAP or WATER . This is related to TASTE or tongue .This can be seen or touched or has space . The next one is PRUTHWI OR EARTH . This has all five characteristics, it can be seen , felt, tasted etc. But one must understand that the ELEMENTS have changed and they are not MAHABHUTA ,but are the TANMATRA.
      When there is singularity, there is no separation between the GUNAS and MAHABHUTAS and  evrything else . But when there is imbalance the NATURE  afflicted with imbalance of GUNASA becomes MAHATATWA.The nature or the spirit are not EXPRESSED till then , So when one tries to concentraye on WHAT IS NOT EXPRESSED he gets lost as one can not concentrate upon something that is not EXPRESSED. So while tracing backward ,one has to concentrate on thr process.
      So now one can see when one tries to concentrate on each one of the things we can trace back to the origin and then that will take us to the VICTORY ON BHUTA -BHUTAJAY .

     

Sunday, April 15, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA -43


                         BAHIR  AKALPITA  VRUTTIH  MAHAVEDAHA  TATAH

                                       PRAKASH AWARANAH  KSHAYAH

THE  PERCEPTION BY MIND  OR CHITTA  EXISTING  OUT SIDE  BODY  WITHOUT ANY

IMAGINATION  IS CALLED GREAT  BODY LESS STATE WHICH REMOVES  THE

                    IGNORANCE  WHICH OBSTRUCTS THE LIGHT ( OF WISDOM)

      We are so used to feel that the body and mind or CHITTA  are always together . We can not imagine the two being different. We think that if there is no mind there is no physical body . Even if the mind is confused , like i  patient with delirium or dementia , there is still a MIND. So as long as there is body there is mind . So under ordinary conditions the mind can not be without body and body can nor exists without mind. We can  imagine the body without mind - or may be we can SEE the body without mind . This is called KALPITA or imagined . but we can not FEEL the mind to be independent of the physical body.

     When one starts doing meditation and then can understand the separate elements of the body, which includes physical and the astral and the causal body,then one KNOWS that the mind and the intellect and the ego are separate from the physical body . The CHITTA is 'mind stuff' So when the CHITTA or mind stuff -which is more than what is called mind in English , can see itself without the physical body , that is called 'MAHAVIDEHA' state . MAHA is big and the VIDEHA is without body. In this state one does not have to IMAGINE but one knows that the Mind is different than the physical body and so this is called AKALPITA-one which is not imagined .

    The reason one can not see the CHITTA being separate from physical body is due to ignorance . So when one can perceive the mind being different and separate existence for the body , the ignorance is removed . This ignorance was obstructing the light of the wisdom . 

Friday, April 6, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 42

      KAYA   AKASHAOY  SAMBANDHA  SAIYAMAT  LAGHU  TULA  SAMAPATTEH

                                                   CHA AKASH  GAMANAM

BY PRACTICING  SAIYAM - CONCENTRATION -ON THE RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN 

PHYSICAL  BODY  AND   AKASH OR ETHER - AND THEN CONCENTRATING  ON

                           LIGHT OBJECT  LIKE COTTON, YOGI  CAN FLY

      In this Sutra  we are told about yet another SIDHHI or power that can be achieved by perfecting meditation . So we are told that when one one concentrates on the relationship between physical body and space or AKASH or ETHER , one understands that the physical body needs space and this space goes everywhere where the body moves . The space occupied is same , no matter wherever the body is . So These two are inseparable. There is nothing in this world  that is physical and does not need SPACE OR AKASH OR ETHER.Now you bring in the light physical thing like cotton ball or cotton . When one can perfectly concentrate on the body-space and cotton , he can make his body very light. So light that he can fly.As it is common experience that when we throw a stone , it comes down . But when we throw cotton , it floats at least for short time . So the lighter substance can 'fly' easily.So by concentrating on lighter object like cotton , one can fly.

     AKASHGAMAN is flying in SPACE or flying in AKASH. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 41

          SHROTRA  AAKASHAYOH  SAMBANDHA  SAIYAMAT  DIWYAM  SHROTRAM

BY DOING SAIYAM -CONCENTRATION  ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  THE EAR  AND

                         THEE AAKASH  ONE ACQUIRES  SUPER SENSORY  HEARING

          In this Sutra now that are pointing to the DNYANENDRIYAS -organs of PERCEPTION. As one may collect we have 5 PRANAS, we have 5 DNYANENDRIYAS and 5 Karmendriyas -Organs of Actions . The Dnyanendriyas  are the organs of perception, namely the TOUCH,SMELL,VISION, HEARING AND THE TASTE.The KARMENDRIYAS- ORGANS of ACTIONS are namely ,Hands, Legs, ,Procreation,Excretion and the SPEECH .

     In the Sutra 36 ,there was mention of all the 5 super sensory  perception of the their qualities . This one is similar ,but it is also talking about the 5 great elements , namely the AAKASH OR ETHER,,VAYU or the WIND -AIR, TEJ or the LIGHT-ENERGY, AAP-WATER, and the PRUTHVI-EARTH. Each one of this is related to out physical body's DNYANENDRIYAS. So the EAR or the HEARING is related to AAKASH- ETHER OR SPACE. The the VAUY or the WIND is related to the SPARSH-OR TOUCH,EYES TO THE TEJ OR ENERGY,, the RASA-TASTE to WATER and ,GANDH-SMELL to Earth . Each one has the qualities of the previous one . So the Earth , we can smell,taste touch ans see and it has space. The water we can see,touch, has taste and has space has energy, but we can not smell it . And so on The AAKASH or space or ETHER can not be seen or touched or smelled or tastes.
     The Ear has hollow canal outside of the Tympanic membrane add then there is some space inside the ear beyond the Tympanic membrane. This just like drum where the space is inside the drum and outside the drum , so when there are vibrations one can hear the sound.  If the space outside the membrane is obliterated then one can nor perceive the sound and same hold true when the space inside the membrane is obliterated. So as one can see the SPACE is essential to the function of the ear.
      When one concentrates upon this  and has   mastery over it , then he can perceive super sensory sounds.. Out ear has a range of certain wave length of sound wave , that we can perceive . If the Wave length is above or bellow his range . we can not perceive them . With the meditation , one overcome this limit of human ear.So in this one we have to understand the relationship between the Ear and the Space . 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA-- 40

                                                 SAMANA  JAYAT  JWALANAM

              BY HAVING  VICTORY OVER  SAMANA  ONE GETS BODY-FIRE OR HEAT

        As mentioned in the last Sutra , there are 5 PRANAS and  in these Sutras we are told as to what powers to expect when one has full  control over them when he doe Saiyama or concentrates on them. So we saw in last Sutra that when one can control the UDANA, , one can walk over water , mud , thorn etc . Now in this Sutra we are told that when one concentrates on SAMANA. The SAMANA is the absorption of food and nutrient and as we saw the place is in abdomen.. The food produces the energy and the heat. So when one has control on SAMANA , he or she can produce heat or even fire at will from the body.

         One has to remember that these Sutras are telling us as to the powers or SIDHHIS that one attains when he has perfected the meditation and has full control over various things . This is not something that one will see in his day to day life and may never see it at all. I do not know anyone who has achieved these powers and those who do have it will never 'use' them or show off them. But there are examples of this in  PURANAS and other stories. There was a King called Sagar and his sons were burned by KAPILMOONI by the fire that came out of his body when he created the heat to it's highest level . When DNYANESHWAR did this and created the heat , his sister ,MUKTABAI did cook what is called PANAGE .
     None of us have any control as to what we eat , let alone the control over the heat that food produces !!

Friday, March 23, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA --39

    UDANA  JAYAT  JALA  PANKA  KANTAKA  ADISHU  ASANGA  UTKRANTICHY

BY HAVING VICTORY OVER UDANA, ONE CAN WALK OVER WITHOUT  TOUCHING

WATER, MUD, OR THORN  AND HE ATTAINS UPWARD MOVEMENT AFTER DEATH (OR

                                              HAS  DEATH WHEN HE DESIRES.)

    In last few Sutra we are being told about the powers that one attains when he or she concentrates on different things. In this Sutra we are told about what happens when we have control over UDANA.So we need to understand what is UDANA ,

   As we know there are 5 PRANAS, namely PRANA , APANA , UDANA , SAMANA, AND VYANA. The various  PRANAS  can be considered as a function of energy . When we eat or drink the food goes down and the residue -undigested material comes out These things are due to the APANA. So the gastrointestinal tract is place of APANA. The food is digested and then the nutrients are absorbed and this happens due to liver,pancreas and stomach and small intestine etc .This is due to SAMANA. The location of SAMANA is bellow the heart and above the belly button. If something bad, irritating comes in the body,it is thrown out -bad food from stomach , tears from eyes, cough and sneezing etc . This is due to UDANA. The place for UDANA is nose, throat,eyes, etc The fresh air is taken in and oxygen enters blood and it is circulated by heart . This is the PRANA. The place for the PRANA is from heart to nostrils , including lungs . The various organs have to function properly and need to get the nutrients and the oxygen . This may be stated as circulation or VYAN.

      So the UDANA is throwing out or LIFTING UP .So when one does meditation and has perfected control on various aspects of Prana he achieves powers. UDANA or UDDANA is flying . So when one has this power or control . he can be floating over water or mud or thorn without touching them .
    He also 'goes upward' after death. He follows  NORTHERN PATHWAY. Northern as oppose to SOUTHERN path is going towards the SUN or the SPIRITUAL EYE or the SAHASTRADHAR CHAKRA.North is upwards and SOUTH is downwards -towards procreation-excretion-hunger -the lower CHAKRAS. 
      

Thursday, March 22, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 38

            BANDHA  KAARAN  SHAITHALYAT  PRACHAR  SAUVEDANACHCHA

                                     CHITYASYA  PARA SHARIRA  PRAVESHAH

 BY  RELAXING  THE BONDAGE'S THAT BIND THE CHITTA  TO THE BODY ,  AND

                   GAINING  THE  KNOWLEDGE  OF THE  MOVEMENT  OF  CHITTA,

                                         YOGI  CAN  ENTER    THE  OTHER  BODY

     This sutra is little different . It goes beyond the common understanding of science. To understand this Sutra one must know the basic concept of the Vaidic religion . To  summarize in short , we have 3 bodies and these are physical , Astral and Causal. We have Chitta - the mind stuff and the ego and the intellect. The so called death is that of physical body and the 2 other bodies , namely the Astral and the Causal  continue to exist. The CHITTA and the ego and the intellect continue too after the death. The impressions -  from our actions or experiences are stored as memories in physical brain . But they are stored in abstract form in Astral body - brain . So at the time of death we loose the physical body , but the impression and the ego and the intellect all continue to the next life . Our attachment to our present physical body is strong.So we are unable to GIVE IT UP.. This is the bondage that is talked about in this Sutra .

     In Vaidic religion the ANTAHKARAN  includes mind ,ego and intellect. There is no comparable English word for that. When we are born , we come with our PRARBDHA KARMA the Karma that are going to come to fruition with the GIVEN SHARIR - physical body. Our happiness and sorrow and enjoyment and the suffering is related to the physical body and it/s relationship to others. So when my mother or father dies  it is mother or father of THIS PHYSICAL BODY that I am born with.If I had different physical body , it would have different parents. So 'I' can not give up my this physical body until all the Karmas that are going to come to fruition have been done with. But If I can control my saunskaras or the impressions from the last life , then I would have no problem giving up this body and enter NEW or different one as I have no bondage to this body or Karma . So the bondage due to Karma must be released before this can be achieved.
     
      There are 3 things that are needed to do . The bondage between the CHITTA and the physical body is due to the Impressions from previous life . So the first thing to  achieve is to calm the Chitta and reduce the attachments that occur due to the impressions. The second one is to be able to 'move' the Chitta from the physical body and lastly the ability to 'enter' the other body . So the process has 2 components. One may ask a question -why do you need to do it . I think the answer is 'if one feels need to do this , he will not be able to reach that level of meditation to use it or need it.' I think this is to tell us to what happens when we are attached to the body and what can be done when one detach the attachment to body.

       I tried to look for such need and came across a story when MASHYSHANKARACHARYA was involved in spreading the vedic religion and had to fight with Buddhists monks . He defeated Mandanmishra. But his wife needed to be also defeated . She asked a question in relation to KAMASHASTRA . He had no experience in that area and so would have been unable to answer . So he decided to enter body of a king who had experience in Kamashastra , and then he could answer the questions .
      I don't think  any one of us have to worry about such a thing !!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA 37

                    TE  SAMADHAU  UPSARG  VYUTTHANOE  SIDHYAYAH

THEY (THE POWERS THAT ARE OBTAINED DESCRIBED IN LAST SUTRA)ARE  THE

OBSTACLE TO THE 'SEEDLESS -ASAMPRADNYATA  SAMADHI  AS  THE SIDHHIS OR THE

              POWERS  ARE RELATED  TO MIND -SAMPRADNYAT  SAMADHI

     This Sutra is continuation of the last one . As the meditation continues to get better, one starts getting these powers as have been described in the last Sutra. On e can get trapped in the powers as they give rise to Ego. Think about it , no one is attracted to a Yogi who can teach meditation or who is not interested in day to day life activities . We all flock to the 'YPGI' who can perform the miracles or show the powers -like telling about something that no one else can tell or seeing something that ordinary people can't . So without miracles , no one has respect. So there is a rap or attraction to show off these powers . But these powers are related to the MIND  and the idea of SEEDLESS SAMADHI is to not get entangled with mind. The emotions and the attachments are seeds for disturbances in the Samadhi and will pull one down from getting to the seedless Samadhi. The attachment to the powers or the SIDHHIS leads to downfall and so this must be avoided. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA -36

     TATAH  PRITIBHA  SHRAVAN  VEDANA  ADARSH  ASWAD  VARTA  JAYANTE


THEN  (BY CONCENTRATING ON SELF) ONE  DEVELOPS  INTUITIVE  MIND  THROUGH

WHICH  ONE  GETS  SUPER SENSITIVE  PERCEPTION  OF  SOUND  TOUCH  SIGHT

                                                            TASTE  AND  SMELL

    In this Sutra we are told as to the SIDHHIS that are developed or attained when one continues the progress in the meditation. This is just the continuation of the previous Sutra theme. So when one can concentrate on the SELF , he develops the super sensitivity of the 5 sense perception .The human ear has limitation on the frequencies that it can perceive.So if the sound has frequency higher or the lower than the range , we will not hear it . The dog has different frequency range and so the dog can hear certain sounds that we human beings can not. Same is the story of every sense perception. The pressure required to 'feel' the touch is much higher on the heal or the sole of the foot than one in eyes.If the sensitivity was same then we could not walk and the eyes will be damaged.But with the meditation on the self , one gets intuition. and that leads to perception of things that are beyond the human physical sense organ range. So the sound that can not be heard , the touch that can nor be perceived or the things that can not be seen by ordinary human beings , will be perceived by person that has achieved these POWERS-OR SIDHHIS .

           In the beginning of the meditation , one gets these at random . So one may for no reason obvious.will KNOW certain news -an accident or birth of some relatives that he has no way of knowing etc. He will not know why he knew about it . but these come spontaneously at random. This is intuition . But with higher level of meditation,these powers are at command and not at random.
            Please note that this applies to all the perception that we have.   

Saturday, February 24, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD DUTRA 35

        SATTWA  PURUSHORATYANTA  ASANKIRNAYOH  PRATYAYA  AVISHESHO 


               BHOGAH   PARARTHAT  SWARTH  SAIYAMAT  PURUSH  DNYANAM

THE CHITTA OR THE ANTHKARAN  AND  THE PURUSH  ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT.BUT

THE PERCEPTION PF THE IDENTITY OF BOTH LEADS TO ENJOYMENT OR

EXPERIENCE.BY MEDITATING ON THE PERCEPTION OF SELF DIFFERENT FROM THE

NON-SELF, LEADS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF SELF-SPIRIT.

      In this Sutra there are several words that have meaning that can not be fully conveyed in English.But we can go round about and I think we can get to the real meaning of the Sutra.

     So there is PURUSH or also called SPIRIT by some and there is PRAKRUTI or NATURE . These two are separate from each other . Some say that the GOD SPLITS in to these two at the BEGINNING of the universe . Since in Hindu philosophy the cycles of BEGINNING and the END -PRALAY have continues for ever- just like the screen of the video game -the screen never ends. But the main point is that the PURUSH or the SPIRIT is the energy and the NATURE or the PRAKRUTI is the matter . Conceptually the PURUSH has no GUNAS or QUALITIES , while the NATURE or PRAKRUTI has no energy. So the SPIRIT can not DO ANYTHING as it has no GUNAS as the GUNAS are responsible for all the actions . The PRAKRUTI has the 3 GUNAS but lacks the spirit or the energy and so it can not do anything . But when these two come together then the Universe begins.
    So this can be compared to blind and an amputee coming together as each is not able to go places or enjoy. But together they can do it. Even though the SPIRIT comes together with the PRAKRUTI , it itself has no desire or any qualities . IT is INDEPENDENT OBSERVER . But due to lack of KNOWLEDGE , when it is encased in body, it FEELS that it is part of the body.
     The CHITTA or the ANTAHKARAN can be loosely translated as MIND STUFF. The 3 Gunas -namely the SATWA, RAJAS AND TAMAS - are part of PRAKRUTI or nature or matter. The laziness, addiction to alcohol or drugs etc are due to TAMASIC Guna, the activating or the Rajasic Guna leads us to do Action with desires -greed , attachment , anger etc , while the SATWIC Gunas will lead to compassion , mercy , devotion etc.
    When one starts meditation and gets better at it , the Rajasic and the Tamasic Gunas become weaker. One does not get angry easily , or engages in drinking alcohol or smoking , or is not greedy . So out of three Gunas , two become weaker and we have the preponderance of SATWIC GUNA. This the purification of the MIND STUFF or ANTAHKARAN..
   As mentioned before the PURUSHA which is imprisoned in the body which is made up of matter or PRAKRUTI, makes us feel that it is PURUSHA which is having experience . In reality one can not have the experience without PURUSH OR THE SPIRIT .But the SPIRIT OR THE PURUSHA continues to be independent observer . IT DOES NOT ENJOY OR HAS EXPERIENCE. My be like the chaperon who attend the PROM. The CHAPERON has to be there for the PROM to take place , but he/or she does not take part in it or enjoys it.

     So now we come to the SUTRA. When one reduces the effects of Rajasic and the Tamasic qualities , the mind stuff or the CHITTA / ANTAHKARAN becomes purer. But the one has to drop the effects of SATWIC quality to know that the SPIRIT /PURUSHA is different than the MIND STUFF /CHITTA. So when one concentrates upon the PURUSH-SPIRIT- ALL SEER -INDEPENDENT OBSERVER- he gets the knowledge of the SELF -PURUSHA-SPIRIT-MAY BE THE REFLECTION OF THE GOD OR UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS.    

Friday, February 9, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA 34

                                                  HRUDAYE  CHITTA  SAMVITAM 

      BY  CONCENTRATING  ON HEART  ONE GETS  THE KNOWLEDGE  OF CHITTA

         This Sutra is the continuation of last some of the Sutras . We are told as to what happens when one concentrates on different things . So in this Sutra , we are told about the concentration or meditating on the Heart , one gets the knowledge of the CHITTA or mind stuff. There is no English equivalent word for the CHITTA. The best that we can say is it is mind stuff. But Chitta is not mind . It is more than that.The Chitta is the origin of the desires. So when one concentrates on the heart area he knows about the chitta and the then when we know about Chitta , we know about the desires. We know that the desires are related to impressions that were created by actions. -The circle of mind -action leads to impressions . impressions lead to desire and the desires lead to action again .

   The location of the Chitta is thought to be the Heart . We often say 'I don't know what is in his Heart (mind). So we tend to feel that the location of the Mind Stuff or Chitta is HEART . So concentrating on Heart area , one knows about the Chitta. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD--SUTRA 33

                                                    PRATIBHAD  VA  SARWAM

                                              OR THIS   ALL IS BY  INTUITION

     This Sutra  is somewhat difficult at least for me. The beauty of these Sutra is that they are all very short and so sometimes open for interpretation. In this Sutra the word PRATIBHA is used . And there are 2 different interpretations . One is what I wrote above. i.e. "All the powers come to Yogi  due to development of intuition. The other one is that when one concentrates on PRATIBHA , he gets all the knowledge.
      So we have to know what is meant by the word PRATIBHA. Sometimes we also use word PRATIBHA SHAKTI. -the power of Pratibha. Pratibha is not physical power. But it is mental power. We all see the same things in life , the falling in love , weddings , having kids , getting divorce , loosing job , death of loved one etc . But we do not write story . play or novel. But the one with the Pratibha for literature will write a story or play or novel. We all see the fruit falling of the tree or the ball when thrown up , comes down . But it took one with Pratibha - NEWTON to realize that it i.e. due to gravity. So he had Pratibha for science.
     So one of the meaning of this Sutra is , when one concentrates on the Pratibha , knows everything . This is continuation of the theme from last several Sutras , where we are told about the powers that we get when we achieve the perfection of the concentration at various things or points .But it is also possible that the Rhushi wants to tell us that this all due to the INTUITION. Why did Einstein come with a formula of E=MC square. Some one may say it is due to hard work and the calculations , but why did he ever think that there may relationship between the energy and the mass and the speed of light ? It is the  intuition or the Pratibha.

   So in any case the intuition that one develops with meditation , will give the Knowledge about all the things .  

Sunday, January 28, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 32

                                      MURDH  JYOTISHI  SIDDHA  DARSHANAM

WHEN  ONE CONCENTRATES AT MURDHA-JYOTI,  HE SEES THE SIDDHA PURUSH


     In this Sutra, the message continues. When one concentrates at various places or things , he achieves the SIDDHIS or powers.So in this Sutra we are told that when one concentrates at the TOP OF HEAD where there is LIGHT - most likely the fontanel -This area is a gap in the skull when one is infant. The skull bones then fuse and then in adult life we can not feel the opening. In Hindu philosophy there are nine gates or the openings to the body. 2 eyes , 2 ears , 2 nostrils, one mouth and  one  anal opening and the lastly the ONE IN SKULL. The life can get out of the physical body from any of these openings . When KUNDALINI ascends and goes to the top there is enlightenment . So when one achieves this success , the life gets out of the body through THIS opening. When that happens, there is NIRVANA-MUKTI .

     The highly evolved Yogis have done it and they are in seventh level of the heaven. They still have the existence separate from the universal spirit or the energy - is to help human beings who need help in reaching that level. So when one concentrates on that part and gets enlightened, he SEES THE SIDDHAS or the YOGIS who have done the same . The success of reaching that level once is not enough and one needs to have command on it that he or she can do it at WILL. To get to that level , theses SIDDHAS can help or guide .


Friday, January 5, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA -31

                                                   KURMA  NADYAM  STHAIRYAM

(BY  CONCENTRATING  ON ) KURMA  NADI  ONE ATTAINS  STEADINESS

       This is interesting Sutra. We have been told as to the powers or the benefits that one gets when he achieves the perfection of the concentration on various parts . so to continue the same thing , in this Sutra ,we are told that when one concentrates on the KURMA NADI, he gets steadiness of the ?body ?of mind or ?both. In Hindu understanding of physical and the astral body , we have various NADIS . These are the channels through which the ENERGY flows. So there is always ASTRAL replica of PHYSICAL body. The KURMA NADI --KURMA MEANS TURTLE -is located bellow the throat. In the last Sutra the throat was referred to as WELL as it had several openings of tubes .So Kurma is bellow the throat . It most likely is ANAHAT CHAKRA or the area of the heart . If one looks at the anatomy of the heart, it can look like TURTLE , The heart itself could be the body of the turtle and the blood vessels that leave the heart and the enter the heart could be like extremities of the turtle.

    The heart rate and in tern the blood pressure goes up , when we are anxious , excited , agitated mentally or exercising -physically. So YOGI can control the heart rate and the blood pressure, when he succeeds in concentrating on this ANAHAT CHAKRA, which is located at the level of the heart. 

Monday, January 1, 2018

VIBHUTI PAAD SUTRA - 30

                                    KANTHA  KUPE  KSHUT  PIPASA  NIVRUTIH

          (BY  CONCENTRATING  ON  PIT  OF THE  THROAT ) ONE GETS CONTROL  OVER

                                          THE HUNGER  AND  THE THIRST

  The powers that one gets on concentrating at different places .one gets different powers. So in this Sutra we are told about the control of the hunger and the thirst. One needs the sensation of the hunger and the thirst to survive. If we do not feel hungry or thirsty, we will die. We breath and eat and drink . All these activities are related to throat. The throat has 7 different openings and it is compared to a well. These are 2 nostrils , 2 Eustachian tubes openings , one wind pipe and one food pipe and last one is called BRAHMARANDHRA ,(which connects to the base of the skull where the Pituitary gland rests) So this area is like railway junction, where number of things meet . The PRANAS are also 5 and APAN is to take in food and the water while UDAN is getting out . Again these things are to some extent related to throat area.

    So when one gets control of this area, he attains power over the hunger and the thirst. The hunger and the thirst cause disturbance in the practice of meditation . So when when we have a control of theses faculties , we can concentrate better without being disturbed by the hunger or thirst.