lauantai 19. toukokuuta 2018

Q & A about Yoga & Meditation

Psychic people, indigo children, alien contactees are all advancing spiritually, why one should bother to practice meditation, yoga, discipline and all that heavy staff?

Psychic people are often also spiritual, but if they would do yoga they would develop their body more suitable for spiritual practices, and spiritual practices would speed up their way for liberation and salvation. Just lack of discipline can make one to waste lots of time for nothing. Ananda Marga emphasizes also service, to uplift other’s conditions. Service mindedness keeps oneself humble and selfless.

Psychic skills can be even a burden, because one can take missteps, get involved with dark spirits and get ego from knowing things that others don’t know. Besides many healers take away others karma and has to face consequences themselves. Same concerns indigo children and alien contactees from most part. Expecting aliens to heal us, to save us and develop us is keeping ego going.

Practicing kaoshiki dance

How one can get liberation, when nobody can be so perfect that will not create new karma?

One should concentrate on doing most of the time good things and service. The negative things can be eliminated by meditation practices. We have mantra with inner meaning, which helps to make every action practically divine act. Of course one can’t remember it constantly, so the rest can be undone by the grace of Divine, Cosmic Consciousness. This grace we experience also in our daily life.

Our service projects makes it easier for us to practice selflessness and avoid karma creation in daily life. Service makes mind soft and grateful, and makes it easier to meditate, which also burns karma faster. When you want to do something negative delay it and you might not remember to do it at all or you may change your mind.

What should be the Goal of Yoga and Meditation?

For most people the goal seems to be only taking care of ones health, which is positive already. For some meeting great personalities, that one will not come across in daily life, which is great. For some deep, mystical experiences during meditation, becoming a real yogi. Simply the goal should be that all thoughts and deeds to be directed towards reaching oneness with Supreme Consciousness.

It is quite easy to stop eating meat, but is it really important to follow satvic diet with all strange restrictions, such as onion, mushrooms and coffee are not Ok?

Without knowing why one should not eat certain things, it is difficult to understand and follow satvic or sentient diet fully. For example while eating mushrooms, it absorbs your energy as it is a parasitic plant. Eating onion makes the mind restless, and the body has to suffer from explosion kind of effect as it is so intense, although it might kill some bacteria at the same time. In those countries were people eat lots of garlic their mind may be “explosive”.

In our yoga retreats for new people, there are always some driving in the mornings to cafe place as we don’t offer coffee and they get headaches. Doesn’t it show already how strong addiction coffee causes, and any addictions are not good for the mind and body. Easiest way indeed is to join our cooking course or yoga retreat and get used to eat only satvic food.

What is your relation to other religions and yoga societies? What is the difference to Hare Krishna?

We are recommended to read other’s religious scriptures also, and learn from them. We are to co-operate in some ways with benevolent organizations and groups, religious, economical and social.

Hare Krishna is practicing bhakti yoga, which is part of tantra yoga, that we practice. So tantra yoga is much more wholistic including karma yoga, raja yoga and social service. The original form of tantra yoga doesn’t include sexual practices.

One yoga monk from Hare Krishna told to me once, that you seem to have things better than us in the sense that your monks are living totally separate from nuns, and your monks and nuns, both make celibate promise. Indeed we dedicate our lives to social service, which would not be so easy if we had family. Celibacy for us is not a problem when we know asanas, food and other means to uplift our minds above sexual interest. We have also other departments such as education, arts and Prout-socio-economics.

What to think about Hot Yoga?

Hot yoga is not good for the body and mind. Heat increases nervous tension. Also heart beats faster so one can’t really relax. We recommend half bath before asanas; cooling down behind ears, neck, face, hands, feet etc. Body should not though be too cold, and one should avoid draft, because those stiffen the muscles and makes chilly. If you have to meditate in sunshine, turn your back on it.

Why to do Kiirtan?

Isn’t fun and relaxing? While we dance we touch tip of big toe to the ground in order to relax the brain. Zone therapist uses the same spot to relax the person. Dancing and same time singing mantra makes us to think that love, which should be our daily thought while dealing with the worldly objects. Love increases the more you think about it. You are become more loving. Meditation after kiirtan becomes much more easy. If one has mental tension or even problems one should do longer time kiirtan than meditation. Personally I have changed mountains of negative worries and anxieties into positive loving feelings, and solved even my problems during kiirtan.

Dancing kiirtan, get inspired

What is your idea about opening cakras and removing cakras?

We don’t open purposely cakras, or remove them. They are just a fashion that some self learnt yogis have started in west. Thousands and thousands of years Indian yogis have practiced yoga without removing cakras, and cakras become activated naturally when one is advancing in yoga without opening them purposely. The explanation that cakras are manipulate by inimical forces, MILABS and ETs sounds funny at least. Spiritual people are used and their cakras perhaps used, in order to control them, but removal doesn’t give any solution, as simply you can’t remove even one cakra or you will die. One can easily protect oneself from manipulation by clearly expressing denial to be in those experimental programs, using protective mantras and asking divine help.

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