Kama (lust

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Posted by Jacob at 2:35 AM comments (5)

Oops! One topic that is always restricted and shut down deep within but still which is battled every now and then. Lust becomes one of the greatest obstacle for a spiritual aspirant and more difficult because one cannot discuss this openly as we discuss other spiritual matters with each other or in forums. Now, I am not an expert in this subject but know that I am one amongst you. This is an in-depth subject and I am only expressing a normal layman view just trying to help you know that noone is alone in this. Let me become the book and let me become the reader here :) Lust is one of the greatest obstacle in spirituality as this is the same precious energy that is used up for spiritual progress. In lust the lower chakras are more dominant. It flows from swadisthan and below. In lust the energy always flows down to the sexual organs and that provokes the release of that energy though different acts. Babaji often mentions the difference between love and lust. He says lust is experienced at the lower chakras and love is always experienced at heart chakra. When one gives unconditional love, the energy always moves upward and flows out from the anahata (heart) chakra. Babaji says the difference between love and lust is that during lust one is blissful during only that period and with love when you are not experiencing love you are still in bliss. Here is a video where Babaji shakes off the normal interpretation of raas leela and how one misunderstands the raas leela of Sri Krishna as the carnal pleasures.

Different yogis explain different methods of conquering lust which include different practices, awareness, kriyas, and some even ask not to treat sex as disgrace because even the best of saints were procreated through the act of sex. A grihasth yogi uses sex only for procreation and not for carnal pleasures. When sex is only used for stimulation and pleasure it becomes the animal instinct. A few years back when I was reading the" Autobiography of a Yogi" of Paramahamsa Yogananda I was surprised to read the following:

Early in their married life, my parents became disciples of a great master, Lahiri Mahasaya of Benares. This contact strengthened Father's naturally ascetical temperament. Mother made a remarkable admission to my eldest sister Roma: "Your father and myself live together as man and wife only once a year, for the purpose of having children." ShivYog

However, this might not be possible for all since there are so many psychic impressions that we carry and most of these impulses are suddenly triggered when we see or come in touch with something in the world that has something to do with the deep impressions held in our subconscious mind. That is why Babaji never places any do's and dont's in . He never says "Don't do this or don't do that." He just emphasizes in nishkam sadhana which will slowly take care of all these things. However, I thought I should have shared what everyone all face and none speak of. Many struggle alone with no one to ask this. Most of the time there is fear and guilt. Fear and guilt are most difficult emotions since they get stuck within us very easily and is are very difficult to let out. They are caused due to our social conditioning or wrong perceptions. Like, fear may be instilled through religion, parents, teachers, superiors that something is bad and a sin and the moment that happens one is filled with guilt. But the act is normal than suppressing and creating further problems. More attention should be given to dissolving that fear and guilt and taking responsibility to overcome the struggle. Here is another video of Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath, a himalayan master who speaks on the subject.

Babaji further said that "The swadisthan stimulates the sex organs and when shakti rises all emotions rise. In my first shivir with Babaji in Pune 2008. Babaji mentioned about the four stages of life : • • • • The Bramhacharya ashram or period of student life: Here Babaji says one must maintain celibacy till atleast the age of 20 . When shaktipath happens. "When you go to pass urine.The mahamudra that the master speaks of in the above video. Babaji had taken a few moments to explain about the same subject to the youths. you have to learn to pull up energy or energy will leak out from below. The Grihasthi ashram or married life: Here he says multiple partners are not right." Babaji then also gave a simple suggestion to channel this energy." Babaji concluded. stop and release atleast 20 times and do not expel at one time." . The Sanyas ashram or renunciation: Here Babaji says if the above three are maintained right then this stage is not difficult. Thanks to my book and pen that jotted down everything so that it could be reproduced now. including lust. The Vanaprastha ashram or spiritual life or divine contemplation: Here Babaji says if the above two are maintained right then this stage is not difficult. then it becomes more creative energy. If this sexual energy is channeled upwards. "Never have guilt.

the opportunity comes here to put the three major teachings of Babaji in one breath at the end of this story. the fingers of both hands touching each other with palms up just below the swadishthan (as shown in this image) Then to move both hands symbolically upwards passing the Manipura. Vishuddha. Anahata. videos . If there are any other references or phrases of Babaji on the subject. Don't interfere Posted by Jacob at 10:50 PM Share This is a beautiful story that was shared on facebook by Chandni Shridhar as a message but i felt i must share it here to all because this has great relevance to what Babaji taught us in "The Theory of Karma". Namah Shivaya! . that is to pull up the perineal muscles (muscles between the anus and sexual organ) and imagine you are pulling it towards the sahasrar. though we perceive things in our lives and all around as chaos and suffering. kriya . While doing this he asked to hold both hands. This story simply illustrates in a very simple way how everything functions perfectly. While this is done the moolabandha should be done and energy from the swadisthan (navel) should be imagined to be distributed into the upper chakras. Labels: experiences . "Blessing in disguise" is what we have heard all our lives but never wanting to experience or live it due to impatience in not allowing nature to take it's natural course but we wanting to make everything go our way. obstacles . This kriya should be done twice upwards and once in the reverse way from the back of the head to the swadisthan. readers kindly add it to the comments here. sadhana . Babaji also asked to do the vajroli asana (you may google up this one) whenever possible. Again. youth Newer Posts Older Posts Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) God knows. Ajna and over the Sahasara and throw the palms over the head to the back of your head. questions .Another method he said was to stand up and do the moolabandha kriya.

"I do not mind taking a break. he thought that the Lord is standing all the time and giving help and He must be feeling very tired. You must just stand here like Me. The Deity of the Temple replied. . He offered a nice donation and prayed that his business should be prosperous. Remember you are the deity and you just have faith that I have a master plan for everything. While going. Now the sweeper in the form of deity could not call him and so he decided to control himself and keep quiet. The next day the sweeper took the position of the deity and a rich man came and prayed to the Lord. I will transform you like Myself. Do not interfere with anything and do not say anything. So one day very innocently he asked the Lord whether he can take the place of the Lord for a day so that the Lord can have some relief and rest. the rich man inadvertently left his wallet full of money right there. Every time he saw thousands of devotees coming to worship the Lord.Once there was a sweeper in a temple and he was very sincere and devoted. but you must do one thing." The sweeper agreed to this. smile at everyone and just give benedictions.

is being punished. When he opened his eyes. Now the sweeper in the form of Deity wanted to say that the sailor is not the thief but he could not say so and he became greatly frustrated. "Why did you not just stick to the plan? You had no faith in Me. "I thought it would be easy. Do you think that I do not understand the hearts of all those . In the night. The sweeper in the deity form could no more tolerate it. and he thought that even if the real Lord had been here. but now I know that Your days are not easy.Just then a poor man came and he put one coin in the Bowl and said that it was all he could afford and he prayed to the Lord that he should continue to be engaged in the Lord's service. he would have definitely interfered. He also said that his family was in dire need of some basic needs but he left it to the good hands of the Lord to give some solution. The sweeper said. and hence he started speaking and said that the sailor is not the thief but it was the poor man who took away the wallet. The rich man was very thankful as was the sailor. The Lord became very upset on hearing this whereas the sweeper thought the Lord would appreciate him for the good deed done." Then he explained the whole episode to the Lord. The sweeper in the form of the Deity could not say anything and he had to just keep smiling. he saw the wallet left by the rich man. He prayed for his safe journey as he was going on a long trip. but I did one good thing. the real Lord came and He asked the sweeper how the day was. Just then the rich man came with the police and said that somebody has stolen his wallet and seeing the sailor there. The rich man looked at the Lord and thanked Him for finding the thief. The Lord asked. an innocent person. The sailor looked at the Lord and asked why he. The poor man thanked the Lord for His kindness and took the wallet very innocently. At that point a sailor walked in. he asked the police to arrest him thinking that he might have taken it.

The wallet should go to the poor man because he will use it in My service. but if the sailor were to go in the ship that night he was about to die because of bad weather and instead if he is arrested he would be in the jail and he would have been saved from a greater calamity... I was going to reduce the rich man's karma also by doing this and save the sailor also. The sailor might not have done anything wrong.who come here? All the donations which the rich man gave was all stolen money and it is only a fraction of what he really has and he wants Me to reciprocate unlimitedly. The single coin offered by the poor man was the last coin he had and he gave it to Me out of faith.we just have to have patience!!!! Babaji's 3 teachings that blend with this story Jo shiv aagya As the wish of the Lord Jis vidhi raakhe us vidhi rahiye Live in whichever situation the Lord keeps you in Har haal mein khushi Happiness in all situations .." God has plans and justice for everyone. But you cancelled everything because you thought you know My plan and you made your own plans.

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