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Sai Baba a People’s God ! Sai Baba a Spiritual Master of the early 20
Sai Baba
a People’s God !
Sai Baba
a Spiritual Master of the early 20 th century Earth !
Sai Baba
entered the physical body on 28 th September , 1835 and
vacated the physical body on 15 th October , 1918 !
Sai Baba
Sai Baba
Sai Baba
quintessence of Indian Spirituality and Cosmic Truth !
a simple human being with astounding raw wisdom !
born in the village Patri and settled in the village Shirdi !
Sai Baba
Pure Atma
turned into flesh and blood, turned into muscles
and bones !
Sai Maharaj !
You are our dear Astral Guru
and our dearest Astral Friend !
All the Anapanasati Meditators are well aware that you are behind most of
their meditational experiences !
You have allowed Pyramid Meditation into all your temples !
We, the pyramid masters, are your followers !
We, the pyramid masters, are your compassion continued !
We, look forward eagerly to be in Shirdi, on the sacred soil, between the
period 25 th Dec. to 31 st Dec. , 2006
to do Intensive Meditation
under
your personal guidance and your personal energy !
PPPPPranamsranamsranamsranamsranams UntoUntoUntoUntoUnto YYYYYououououou !!!!!
B. NAGA LAKSHMI
Flat No. 301, Mythri Apartments,
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god-hood means cosmic consciousness cosmic consciousness is achieved only through a regular practice of
god-hood means cosmic consciousness
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cosmic energy
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“ When we are with the breath - energy, the mind becomes empty !
Then, there is a tremendous in-flow of cosmic energy into the physical body !
Gradually, the hitherto dormant third eye becomes energized
of the cosmic consciousness are released ! ”
and latent powers
THE BREATH-ENERGY IS OUR ONLY SAVIOUR !
BE BE A A MEDITATOR MEDITATOR ! !
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“ no mantra is to be chanted ! ”
“ sthira sukham asanam ! ”
Forcible holding of one’s breath
i.e.
kumbhaka
should never be attempted !
Take any comfortable sitting posture ! Hands
should be clasped and eyes closed !
Anapanasati should be undertaken
regularly, and for atleast thirty to forty minutes
every day.
Routine thoughts of the mind should be cut
right away, as and when they arise !
Any time, and any place, is perfectly okay
for meditation !
Attention only on being consciously with
the breath - energy !
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Govind R Dabholkar Sai Baba, a personification of spiritual perfection and an epitome of compassion,
Govind R Dabholkar
Sai Baba, a personification of spiritual perfection and an epitome of
compassion, lived in a little village called ‘ Shirdi ’ in the State of Maharashtra
(India) for sixty years. Like most of the perfect saints, he left no authentic record
of his birth and early life before arriving at Shirdi.
Sai Baba’s simple, yet spiritually enriched, way of life with its supreme
detachment and renunciation, and his method of imparting spiritual instruction
and guidance to the devotees through instances and experiences of their
daily lives have an unfailing appeal. ‘ Sai ’ means Savior, Master, or Saint.
‘ Baba ’ means father as an expression of reverence.
The following account of the Master has been taken from a number of texts, mainly from “ Shri Sai Satcharita ” .
EDIT-TEAM
“ birth of
sai baba ”
Shirdi Sai Baba was born in September 28,
1835, to a Hindu couple.
Sri Sai Baba was the third child of a boatman,
Ganga Bhavadiya who lived in “ Patri ”, a village
near Manmad, on the banks of a river there.
Mother’s name was Devagiriamma.
her husband to wait for a while. But he went his
way. As soon as she was delivered of the child, a
son, beneath the shade of a banyan tree, she
placed her child on the ground, covered it with
banyan leaves and hastened after her husband,
for her duty lay in that direction.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
Torn between her husband and her children,
Devagiriamma decided that it was her duty to
follow in the footsteps of her husband, sent her
two children to her mother’s house and
accompanied her husband into the forest.
A person named Mr. Patil from a neighbouring
village was fetching his wife from her mother’s
hamlet, in a tonga. Sreemati Patil alighted from
the tonga and went to the very spot where the child
had been made to lie by Devagiriamma. She heard
the child’s cry, removed the banyan leaves and
found that it was a new-born child. Excited, she
✤ ✤ ✤
After they had covered some distance,
Devagiriamma felt that she was soon going to be
in child-bed. Birth pangs had set in. She implored
called her husband to the spot and showed him
the child. They were a childless couple. And it was
their feeling that GOD had given them this child to
look after and to play with. They took the child
home. They brought it up as their own son.
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“ boy-hood ” The child grew up in the Patil household. Patil died when the
“ boy-hood ”
The child grew up in the Patil household. Patil
died when the child was growing into boy-hood.
The mother was unable to cope with his activities.
The boy used to go into Hindu temples and recite
the ‘ Quran ’ there. He installed a stone Lingam in
a mosque and worshipped it there. Enraged Hindu
and Muslim neighbours came to the foster-mother
and complained bitterly about the
boy. She was puzzled.
One Mhalsapati, a goldsmith by caste of Shirdi,
was a devotee of Shri Khandoba and visited that
temple daily. There, when this Mhalsapati first
saw Sai Baba, the former spontaneously
accosted him thus, “ Welcome Sai Baba ” and
this is the name i.e. ‘ Sai Baba ’ by which thereafter
this Saint of saints became known to the world.
life at shirdi ”
Unable to control the boy,
Sreemati Patil, the foster-mother,
came to know of an ashram
started some miles away by a
sadhu named Venkusa. There
were, in the ashram, some
orphan boys and waifs. She
decided to take Babu (Shirdi Sai
Baba as boy) away and leave him
there. Venkusa had a dream on
the night previous to the coming
of the foster-mother with Baby. Sreemati Patil
went there at about 10 am, with Babu. She told
Venkusa about the boy’s disturbing activities and
prayed to Venkusa to take Babu as an inmate of
the ashram. Venkusa did so with great delight and
reverence.
After Sai Baba’s return to
Shirdi in 1858, people observed
a change in his old routine.
Though by day he still spent a
great deal of time under his
favourite ‘ Neem ’ tree, and
occasionally sat near a stream
on the outskirts of the village, the
nights were spent either in the
village’s dilapidated mosque or in
the chavadi.
Sometimes he walked to
Neemgaon, two kilometers north
of Shiridi, and sometimes to Rahata, five
kilometers in the opposite direction.
✤ ✤ ✤
“ return to shirdi ”
Baba first came to Shirdi when he was a young
lad of sixteen and stayed there for three years.
Then, all of a sudden, he disappeared for some
time. After some time, He reappeared in the Nizam
State, near Aurangabad, and again came to Shirdi,
with the marriage-party of Chand Patil, when he
was about twenty years old.
Once from a visit to Rahata, he brought back
with him saplings of marigold and jasmine. After
clearing a small patch of land, Sai Baba planted
the shrubs and tended them. At the end of three
years, under his daily ministrations, a beautiful
garden bloomed on what had once been barren
land.
“ cloth around head ”
“ welcome
sai baba ”
Sai Baba came to Shirdi with the said marriage
procession, which camped in a field near the
Khandoba’s temple on the outskirts of the village.
Sai Baba wore a piece of white cloth around
his head which was knotted at the back and flowed
down from behind his left ear. He was usually
barefoot and a piece of sack-cloth served him
as a cushion. He kept a fire burning perpetually
in the mosque and when he sat next to it, he
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“ all are one ! ” The split between the two communities Hindus and Mohammedens
all
are
one !
The split between the two communities
Hindus and Mohammedens
widened up and
Sai Baba came to bridge that gulf. His constant
advice to all was to this effect.
“ allah malik ! ”
Sai Baba did not mix with the local people and
he was scarcely ever seen speaking to any one.
He was often heard muttering sacred Urdu
phrases to himself but his manner at such times
made it clear to those in the vicinity that he did not
wish to be overheard.
“ Ram and Rahim are one and the
same; there is not the slightest
difference between them then, why
should their devotees fall out and
quarrel among themselves ? Join
hands and bring both the communities
together, act sanely and thus, you will
gain your object of national unity.
His favourite expression however was
of Muslim origin - “ Allah Malik ” meaning
“ God is the Master. ”
“ Yoga, sacrifice, penance and
knowledge are the means to attain God.
If you do not succeed in this by any
means, in vain is your birth. If anyone
does any evil unto you, do not retaliate.
If you can do anything, do some good
unto others.”
✤ ✤ ✤
Apart from a handful of food and some small
quantities of tobacco for which he begged, the
only thing he really seemed to need was oil for
his lamps. The people of Shirdi ignored him as a
young man who was slightly touched in the head
and indulged in religious practices which were not
in keeping with the precepts of either Hinduism or
Islam.
This, in short, was Sai Baba’s advice to
all, and this will stand in good stead both in
material and spiritual matters.
“ religious amity ”
“ dance
songs
bliss ”
Sai Baba himself actively discouraged
speculation amongst his devotees as to his
identity and back-ground. Despite extensive
enquiries, nobody was ever able to prove
conclusively whether Sai Baba was a Hindu or a
Muslim.
In those early years of his life he used to go to
‘ Takia ’ , the public night shelter for moslem
visitors to the village. There in the company of
sojourning devotees and fakirs, he used to dance
and sing in divine bliss, with small trinkets tied
around his ankles. The songs he sang were
mostly in Persian or Arabic. Sometimes he sang
some popular verses of Kabir.
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When asked for his name, he replied, “ They call me Sai Baba ” “
When asked for his name, he replied,
“ They call me Sai Baba ”
“ Creed or religion ? ”
“ Kabir ”
“ Caste or community ? ”
“ Parvardigar ! ”
“ Tadviddhi Pranipaatena Pariprashnena
Sevaya,
Upadekshyanti Te Gnyanam
Gnyaninastattwadarshinah ”
Baba began to explain :
Not a single answer was of the least help in
establishing his true identity !
✤ ✤ ✤
“ It is not enough merely to prostrate
before the Gnyanis. We must make
Sarvasva Sharanagati (complete
surrender) to the Sadguru.
Though he lived in a mosque, he always had
a fire going in it. He not only had oil lamps burning
night and day, he even permitted the blowing of
conches and ringing of bells inside his mosque.
On the other hand, it was the name of Allah which
was always on his lips. Sai Baba disapproved of
extremes of religious orthodoxy.
“ Mere questioning is not enough. The
question must not be made with any
improper motive or attitude or to trap the
Guru and catch mistakes in the answer,
or out of idle curiosity. It must be earnest
with a view to achieve spiritual progress
or liberation.
“ knowledge of languages ”
“ Seva is not rendering service, with the
His Hindi was as fluent as his Urdu. Nobody
believed that Baba knew Sanskrit. One day He
surprised all by giving an interpretation of a verse
from the Gita to Nanasaheb Chandorkar.
feeling that one is free to offer or refuse
service. One must feel that, he is not
the master of the body, that the body is
Guru’s and exists merely to render
service to him.
Nanasaheb Chandorkar was a good student
of Vedanta. He had read Gita with commentaries.
He fancied that Baba knew nothing of Sanskrit
texts. So, Baba one day pricked the bubble.
“ If this is done, the Sadguru then will show
you, what the Knowledge referred to in the previous
stanza is. ”
Nana, then, recited Bhagavad Gita IV-34, which
is as follows :
Nana was humiliated, His pride was knocked
down.
“ always be doing something ! ”
It seems Baba did not like that any of His able
bodied devotees should remain idle and be a
burden on society or his kith and kin. He always
preached, “ A man should always be doing
something.” He himself never sat idle but was
always busy doing something. In the noon, when
no work was at hand, he would just take a needle
and repair his torn out dhoti or his robe etc. and if
at such a time somebody would turn up and
question Baba, “ Why should you take this trouble
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when we all are ready and willing to do this for you ? ” He
when we all are ready and willing to do this for
you ? ” He would at once reply :
“ wonderful bed-stead ”
“ One has to be always busy doing
something and so far as possible he
should avoid troubling others for his own
piece of work. ”
“ fasting and onion ”
‘ Fasting ’ and ‘ onion ’ were two of the things
which Baba often used as the subject
matter
for displaying his wit and humour and, at the same
time, for showing his wonderful knowledge of men
and matters and also for
showing his divine powers.
Nanasaheb Bengle brought for Sai Baba, a
wooden plank, about four arms in length and only
a span in breadth, for sleeping upon. Instead of
keeping the plank on the floor and then sleeping
on it, Baba tied it like a swing to the rafters of the
Masjid with old shreds of rags and commenced to
sleep upon it. The rags were so thin and worn out
than it was a wonder, how they could bear or
support weight of the plank itself, let alone the
weight of Baba. But, somehow or other it was
Baba’s sheer Leela that the worn out rags did
sustain the plank, along with the
weight of Baba on it !
Baba never fasted and
never believed in fasting and
always discouraged fasting as
a means of getting any spiritual
good.
✤ ✤ ✤
On the four corners of this
plank, Baba lighted Panatis
(earthen lamps), one at each
Baba taught that the search
for God on an empty stomach
is not desirable, as it’d not
achieve its avowed goal and
the story of how he met his
Master in the forests only after
he ate. The food offered with
love by an unknown tribesman
and the advice he gave to Radhabai Deshmukh,
when she went on a fast unto death in Shirdi village
for getting his blessings.
corner and kept them burning
the whole night. It was a sight
for the Gods to see Baba sitting
or sleeping on this plank ! It was
a wonder to all, how Baba got
up and down the plank. Out of
curiosity, many curious
observers kept watching the
process of mounting and dismounting, but none
succeeded.
✤ ✤ ✤
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Baba much liked onion and his daily meal was
not complete unless he ate a couple of them, raw
and dry, with relish and often he had a dig at the
orthodoxy of several brahmins who refused even
to touch it, on grounds of sex and dirty smell. And,
his only purpose of making fun of fasting and onion
was to instruct his devotees and to show up his
omniscience.
As crowds began to swell, so as to detect this
wonderful feat, Baba one day broke the plank into
pieces and threw it away. Baba had all the eight
Maha Siddhis (powers) at his command. He
neither practised nor craved for them. They came
to him naturally, as a result of his spiritual
perfection.
“ begging ”
Sai Baba himself ate very little; and the little he
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This explanation perplexed the devotee but he kept quiet. Minutes later, a gentleman from Aurangabad
This explanation perplexed the devotee but
he kept quiet. Minutes later, a gentleman from
Aurangabad stopped at the mosque to see Sai
Baba. He had come on horseback and had
broken journey at Shirdi as the horse was hungry.
As the man unslung a cloth bag (containing feed
for the horse) and thumped it lightly on the floor, to
rid it of dust, a lizard emerged from it and swiftly
made its way up the wall to the other one, and
the two went scuttling along the rafters !
“ manifestation of Brahma ”
families in shirdi who had come to consider it a
privilege to render this services.
But many were the times when Sai Baba
himself distributed food ! What was unique about
these occasions was that everything from the
shopping to the actual cooking was done by Baba
himself without any assistance from anyone. And,
as if that was not enough, he personally served
the food to all who were present in his mosque.
Though, Sai Baba looked like a man, three
cubits and a half in length, still he dwelt in the
hearts of all. Inwardly, he was unattached and
indifferent but outwardly, he longed for mass
welfare.
Though, inwardly, an abode of peace, he
looked outwardly restless. Inwardly, he had the
state of Brahma, outwardly he seemed
engrossed in the world.
“ DWARKAMAI ”
“ See God in all living creatures ! ”
✤ ✤ ✤
Sai Baba’s mosque which he had named ‘ the
Dwarkamai ’ was open to all.
Dogs, cats, crows and lizards were as
welcome as the lame, the blind and the leprous.
Poor man, rich man, the able-bodied and the
handicapped, all were treated with the same
graciousness and courtesy.
Sometimes, he looked on all with affection
and at times he threw stones at them;
sometimes he scolded them, while at times he
embraced them and was calm, composed,
tolerant and well-disposed towards his bhaktas.
✤ ✤ ✤
“ sister lizard
on
visit
!
One day, as he sat as usual before his sacred
fire in the mosque, a lizard on the wall made a
constant ‘ tic-tic ’ sound. A devotee asked whether
the sound produced by the lizard was of any
particular significance.
He always sat on one Asan and never
travelled. His ‘satka’ was a small stick, which he
always carried in his hand. He was calm and
thought-free. He never cared for wealth and fame,
and lived on begging. Such a life he led. He always
uttered “ Allah Malik ”
owner ” .
“ God is the real
“ The lizard is happy because her sister from
He was the store-house for self-knowledge
and full of divine bliss.
Aurangabad is coming to see her ”, Baba told
him !
“ miraculous manifestations ”
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and occurrences even at long distances. Though he never physically left Shirdi, he was known
and occurrences even at long distances. Though
he never physically left Shirdi, he was known to
materialise himself in other bodies in far distant
places.
But, in order to do so, he never went into
trance, nor did he ever interrupt his normal routine
in Shirdi itself !
✤ ✤ ✤
Curiously enough, to those who had seen him,
he invariably appeared in a form, different from
his own, while for the benefit of those who had
never even heard of him, he materialised as the
well-known figure in the white robe and head cloth.
✤ ✤ ✤
These manifestations, whatever the form they
took, were always for a reason.
Sai Baba, of course, refused to have his burns
treated. The doctor who was sent for all the way
from Mumbai by some of Sai Baba’s wealthier
devotees was not even permitted to examine the
arm, let alone treat it.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
Sai Baba himself spoke frequently of his travels
over great distances. Sitting besides his fire in
the Dwarkamai, he often regaled his devotees with
tales of where he had been and whom he had
visited during the night.
“ I don’t mind my arm being burnt ! ”
Diwali day, Baba was seated as usual in his
mosque feeding wood to his sacred fire when he
thrust his arm into the flames. Two devotees who
were present at the time caught him by the waist
and pulled him back.
The only person who was allowed to dress the
burns was a leper devotee called Bhagoji Shinde.
The ‘ treatment ’ consisted of the burnt area being
massaged with ghee, covered with a leaf and
wound tight with bandages. It was typical of Sai
Baba that he accepted this personal service from
one who was an advanced case of leprosy.
“ no ashrams ”
When asked why he had done such a thing,
Sai Baba explained :
Though enormous sums of money flowed into
Shirdi after Sai Baba’s fame had spread, he never
kept any of it nor did his life-style undergo the
slightest change.
“ The wife of a blacksmith was working
the bellows of a furnace when her
husband called out to her. Forgetting that
she had a child tied around her waist,
she ran to her husband and the child fell
into the furnace. So I thrust my hand into
He owned no property, he built no ashrams
and costly gifts were returned to the donors. The
money collected daily was distributed by him each
evening amongst the poor and the needy. Except
for a few coins which he set aside to purchase oil
for his lamps, wood for his fire and tobacco for his
pipes, he kept nothing for himself
it and pulled the child out ! I don’t mind
my arm being burnt
I’am glad that the
At the time of his death, in 1918, Sai Baba’s
worldly possessions were exactly what they had
child’s life was saved. ”
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been when he came to Shirdi in 1858. a white cotton robe, a piece of
been when he came to Shirdi in 1858. a white
cotton robe, a piece of headcloth, a tin can, a
wooden stick and some clay pipes.
a boy who was sweeping the floor, took it up in his
hand, and unfortunately it slipped and fell down
and got broken into two pieces.
“ seventy-two hours of samadhi ”
When Baba came to know about this, he
bemoaned its loss, saying :
Thirty-two years before Samadhi, i.e. in 1886,
Baba made an attempt to cross the border line.
On a Margashirsha Pournima (Full moon) day,
Baba suffered from a severe attack of Asthma.
To get rid of it, Baba decided to take his Pran high
up and go into Samadhi. He said to
Bhagat Mhalsapati :
“ It is not the brick, but my fate, that has
been broken into pieces. It was as dear
to me as my life, it has left me today ! ”
passing away
15 th October, 1918 ”
“ Protect my body for three
days ! If I return, it will be all right,
if I do not, bury my body in that
When Sai Baba knew that he
was to pass away soon, he asked
Mr. Vaze to read ‘ Ramvijay ’ to him.
open land
pointing to it
and
fix two flags there as a mark ! ”
After saying this, Baba fell down
at about 10 p.m. His breathing
stopped as well as his pulse. It
seemed as if his prana left the body.
All the people, including the villagers
came there and wanted to hold an
inquest and bury the body in the place, pointed by
Baba. But, Mhalsapati prevented this. With Baba’s
body on his lap, he sat full three days guarding it.
After three days passed, Baba showed signs of
life at 3 a.m. His breathing commenced, the
abdomen began to move. His eyes opened and
stretching his limbs, Baba returned to
consciousness again.
Mr. Vaze read the book once in
the week. Then, Baba asked him to
read the same again day and night,
and he finished the second reading
in three days.
Thus eleven days passed. Then
again he read for three days and
was exhausted. So, Baba let him go
and kept himself quiet. He abided in
his Self and was waiting for the last
moment.
✤ ✤ ✤
Two or three days earlier, Baba had stopped
his morning peregrinations and begging rounds,
and sat quietly in the Masjid.
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my
life left me
today !
Some days before Baba’s departure, there
occured an ominous sign foreboding the event.
There was, in the Masjid, an old brick on which
Baba rested his hand and sat. At night time he
leaned against it and had his Asan. This went on
for many years. One day, during Baba’s absence
Baba got a slight fever on 28 th September,
1918. The fever lasted for two or three days, but
afterwards Baba gave up his food, and thereby
grew weaker and weaker.
On the 17 th day, i.e., tuesday, 15 th October,
1918, on Vijayadasami. Baba left his mortal coil
at about 2-30 pm.
material excerpted from the book “ Shri Sai Satcharita ” by Govind Raghunath Dabholkar alias ‘Hemadpant’ ”
English translation by Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji published by D.M. Sukthankar, Sri Sai Baba Samsthan, Shirdi
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There was a rich gentleman who was very prosperous in his life. He had amassed
There was a rich gentleman who was very
prosperous in his life.
He had amassed a large quantity of wealth,
houses, and lands, and had many servants and
dependents. When Baba’s fame reached his
ears, he said to a friend of his that he was not in
want of anything, and so, he would go to Shirdi
and ask Baba to give him “ Brahma-gyan ”, which
if he got, would certainly make him more happy.
His friend dissuaded him, saying, “ It is not easy
to know Brahma and especially so for an
avaricious man like you, who is always engrossed
in wealth, wife and children.”
Saying this, Baba started to show him the
Brahma. He made him sit there and engaged him
in some other talk and thus, made him forget his
question for the time-being. Then he called a boy
and told him to go to one ‘ Nandu Marwadi ’ and
get from him a loan of Rs. five. The boy left and
returned immediately, saying that Nandu was
absent and his house was locked. Then, Baba
asked him to go to ‘ Bala grocer ’ and get from him
the said loan. This time also the boy was
unsuccessful. This experiment was repeated again
twice or thrice, with the same result.
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✤ ✤ ✤
Not minding his friend’s advice, the fellow
engaged a return journey tonga and came to
Shirdi. He went to the Masjid, saw Sai Baba, fell at
his feet and said, “ Baba, hearing that you show
the Brahma to all who come to you, I too have
come here all the way from my distant place. I am
much fatigued by the journey and if I get the
Brahma-gyan from you, my troubles will be well-
paid and rewarded.” Baba replied, “ Oh, my dear
friend, don’t be anxious, I shall show you the
Brahma. Many people come to me and ask for
wealth, health, power, honour, position, cure of
diseases and other temporal matters. Rare is the
person who comes to me and asks for Brahma-
gyan.
Why did Sai want the paltry sum of five rupees,
and why did he try hard to get it ? Really he did not
want this sum at all ! He knew that Nandu and
Bala were absent, and the whole thing was a test
for the seeker of Brahma. That gentleman had a
roll or bundle of currency notes in his pocket and if
he was really earnest, he would not have sat quiet
and be a mere on-looker !
When Baba was frantically trying to get a paltry
sum of Rs. five, and he knew that Baba would keep
his word and repay the debt, and that the sum
wanted was insignificant, still, he could not make
up his mind and advance the sum. Such a man
wanted from Baba, the greatest thing in the world,
Brahma-gyan !
“ There is no dearth of persons asking for
worldly things but persons interested in spiritual
matters are very rare, I think, it is a fortunate and
auspicious moment, when persons like you, come
and ask me for ‘Brahma-gyan’.”
He was in a haste and he implored Baba, “ Oh
Baba, please, give me the Brahma-gyan soon ! ”
Baba replied, “ Oh my dear friend, for seeing
Brahma, one has to give five things : 1. five pranas
vital forces 2. five senses, 3. mind, 4. intellect
5. ego. This path of ‘ Brahma-gyan ’ or self-
realization is so hard tread ! ”
✤ ✤ ✤
material excerpted from the book “ Shri Sai Satcharita ” by Govind Raghunath Dabholkar alias ‘Hemadpant’ ”
English translation by Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji published by D.M. Sukthankar, Sri Sai Baba Samsthan, Shirdi
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There was an old woman, by name Radhabai. She was the mother of one Khashaba
There was an old woman, by name
Radhabai. She was the mother of one Khashaba
Deshmukh.
Hearing Baba’s fame, she came to Shirdi with
the people of Sangamner. She had Baba’s
darshan and was very satisfied. She loved Baba
intimately and resolved in her mind that she
should accept Baba as her Guru and take
Upadesh from him.
ears. I had a keen desire, never to leave him, but
to stay with him and serve him. But he had his
own way. He first got my head shaved and asked
me for two paise as Dakshina. I gave the same at
once. You may ask, ‘ why should he ask for money
and how can he be called desireless ? ’ The reply
is that, he never cared for coins. His two ‘ paise ’
were
1. firm belief 2. patience and
perseverance. I gave those two paise to him and
he was pleased ! ”
She was determined to fast unto death, should
Baba not accept her and give Upadesh. She
stayed on in her lodging and stopped taking any
food or water for three days.
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✤ ✤ ✤
On
seeing her
determination, Baba sent for
her, and made her change
her mind by addressing as
follows :
“ Oh mother ! Why do
“ I resorted to my Guru for twelve years. He
brought me up. There was no dearth of food and
clothing. He was full of love
he was love incarnate.
When I looked at him, he
seemed as if he was in
deep meditation and then,
we both were filled with
bliss. My mind was always
fixed on him. This
you subject yourself to
unnecessary tortures ? You
are my mother and I am your
child. Take pity on me and
hear me through.
‘ Nishtha ’
firm faith
is
one paisa of Dakshina.
‘ Saburi ’
perseverance
paisa.
patience or
is the other
“ I had a guru. He was a
great saint and most
merciful. I served him long,
very long, still he would not
“ I waited patiently and
served my Guru. This
Saburi will ferry you across
the sea of this mundane
blow any mantra into my
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gets rid of calamities in various ways, and casts aside all fear, and ultimately, gives
gets rid of calamities in various ways, and casts
aside all fear, and ultimately, gives you success.
Saburi is the mine of virtues, consort of good
thought. ”
✤ ✤ ✤
Then, Baba spoke as follows :
“ My method is quite unique. Remember
well ! To get the knowledge
✤ ✤ ✤
SELF,
dhyan
meditation
realization of the
is necessary. If
My Guru never expected any other thing from
you practise it continuously, the vrittis
subtle
me.”
thoughts
will be pacified. Being quite desireless
“ Oh mother ! My Guru never taught me any
you should meditate on God, who is in all the
creatures and when the mind is concentrated, the
‘ mantra ’
then, how shall I blow any ‘ mantra ’
goal will be achieved. Meditate always on my form-
into your ears ? Just remember that Guru’s
tortoise-like loving glance gives us happiness ! Do
less nature, which is
Consciousness
Knowledge Incarnate
Bliss.
not try to get ‘ mantra ’ or ‘ upadesh ’ from
anybody ! Make me the sole object of your
thoughts and actions and you will, no doubt, attain
Paramartha
the spiritual goal of life. Look at
“ As you go on doing this, your vrittis will be
single-pointed. And the meditator will be one with
the consciousness and be merged in the Brahma.
me whole heartedly. Sitting in this masjid, I speak
the truth, nothing but the truth ! ”
“ Victory be to our Sadguru Sai Maharaj,
Who is Pure
✤ ✤ ✤
Knowledge
Instructed in this way, the old lady was
convinced. She bowed to Baba and gave up her
fast.
Consciousness
Bliss !
material excerpted from the book “ Shri Sai Satcharita ” by Govind Raghunath Dabholkar alias ‘Hemadpant’ ”
English translation by Nagesh Vasudev Gunaji published by D.M. Sukthankar, Sri Sai Baba Samsthan, Shirdi
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Rachana Gupta LUDHIANA ✤ ✤ ✤ Iam Rachana Gupta, a simple house- wife in Ludhiana,
Rachana Gupta
LUDHIANA
✤ ✤ ✤
Iam Rachana Gupta, a simple house-
wife in Ludhiana, Punjab.
Then, I turned towards spirituality.
I was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, in a
royal family. We are four brothers and
sisters.
✤ ✤ ✤
I got initiated by Sri Sri Hans Raj Ji
Maharaj of ‘ Ram Sharanan ’. I got some
peace by chanting ‘ Ram Mantra ’. For
the last twelve years, I have been his
disciple.
I had everything in life
still I found
✤ ✤ ✤
something ‘ missing ’. I didn’t enjoy a happy
childhood because I didn’t posses good physical
and mental health. I remained a disturbed person.
Then I came to know about Reiki. I learnt Reiki
from the Jalandhar Reiki Master
Mrs. Pooja Jain;
I was very excited with it.
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✤ ✤ ✤
My father deeply believed in astrology and tried
gem therapy from time to time on me. However, I
was quite good in studies. I came out of my
graduation with distinction ! I wanted to pursue my
higher studies further,
allowed to do so !
but being a girl, I was not
The turning point in my life came when Mrs.
Pooja Jain one day phoned me and asked me to
attend a meditation class. She said that masters
from ‘ Pyramid Spiritual Societies ’, from
Hyderabad, were coming to her house and that
✤ ✤ ✤
she has arranged one class for all her Reiki
students !
I got married to Mr. Raj Kumar Gupta of
In the beginning, I was reluctant to go but I don’t
Ludhiana. He is such a gem of a person ! We are
know
something made me change my mind
happily married and blessed with two sons !
I travelled from Ludhiana to Jalandhar, to attend
✤ ✤ ✤
the meditation class.
After the birth of my younger son, I started
getting asthma attacks. We went to so many
✤ ✤ ✤
30 th January, 2006
the day I will treasure for
doctors
but the relief was temporary. I had sinus
problem also and was using nasal drops. I got fed
up with it and sometimes used to go into such
depression that I wished to end my life, as it was
all so painful.
whole of my life ! I went to Puja’s house in Jalandhar
and she introduced me to Mr. Anjaneya Sharma, a
great pyramid master !
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Mr. Sharma enquired about me. My reply “ I three times am practicing ‘ mantra
Mr. Sharma enquired about me. My reply
“ I
three times
am practicing ‘ mantra Japa’ but I am not satisfied.
noticed that
a day ! From the very first day I
I was breathing very normal
I want something more ! I have read that everything
is inside ! When will I go inside ? Which is the
right way to go inside ? ”
without the help of nasal drops ! It was a miracle
my twenty years old addiction vanished in the
very first sitting !
Sweatly replying, Sharmaji said
“ Anapanasati meditation is the only right way !
Why are you still sitting in ‘ nursery classes ’ when
the doors of Ph.D. are open for you ? ! ”
I was so excited, the cure that medicines
couldn’t give me, meditation gave me ! I thanked
God for sending ‘ Pyramid Masters ’ in my life !
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
Madam Satya and Madam Padmaja, senior
pyramid spiritual masters from Andhra Pradesh
were giving the class. They taught meditation to
us. We had a half-an-hour
meditation. I felt so very light and
energetic as I had never felt before
I decided to do forty days meditation sincerely.
My forty days were to be finished by 10 th March.
! It was an entirely new experience
Within forty days, I experienced lots of changes
my asthma attacks completely vanished. My
doctors were absolutely
amazed ! Pain in my knees
disappeared ! I lost extra
weight !
for me and I immediately desired
that my family members, friends
and relatives should also enjoy this
wonderful experience !
✤ ✤ ✤
I
became
a
completely
different person !
✤ ✤ ✤
I asked them if it would be
possible for them to visit Ludhiana
I so desperately wanted to
arrange a class, for others to avail
the benefit of meditation ! They
promised to come !
My attitude towards children,
family members and my friends
completely changed ! From a
shy, irritated and sickly person
I became a very friendly, easy-
going, loving and healthy
person !
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✤ ✤ ✤
1 st Feb. 2006
they did come
to my home in Ludhiana ! The
meditation class went off so well, everybody liked
it !
Seeing me, all my family
members who were near to me
started taking meditation seriously.
✤ ✤ ✤
I had an opportunity to talk in greater depth to
Earlier, my favorite past-time was gossiping,
Shri Sharmaji. He
like a master, friend and
philosopher
guided me towards real spirituality
watching T.V serials, sleeping
changed into new spiritual habits
but they all
like reading
and clarified all my doubts. He asked me to do
three hours of meditation daily ! It was a bit difficult
good spiritual books, doing meditation and
teaching meditation.
for me
but I very seriously wanted to mature in
✤ ✤ ✤
meditation !
My inner intution advised me to remove all the
✤ ✤ ✤
From that day on
my journey into true
spirituality began in right earnest ! I started doing
three hours meditation daily ! One hour each time
gem-stones and the rings I was wearing, as they
were ‘ not proper ’ for me now ! I even stopped
practicing Reiki ! I stopped chanting mantras !
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Now, in my life, only one thing remains meaningful that is meditation ! The dictum
Now, in my life, only one thing remains
meaningful
that is meditation ! The dictum is
“ do meditation
things ” !
and it takes care of all the
made us come to Pune to meet him. He asked us
to join him in all the classes in Pune, Shirdi and
Ahmednagar.
The first class was in Pune Central Jail. Patriji
✤ ✤
March 2006
the ‘ Pyramid Masters ’ again
came to Punjab. This time, I also arranged some
classes and joyfully participated in them !
Seeing a tremendous difference in me, my
husband and my family members ( ours is a big joint
family ) all became very enthusiastic. Everybody
started doing meditation and everybody helped
enthusiastically in arranging the classes in
Ludhiana. It was my first initiative. The classes
went off very well ! In those two days, Mr. Sharma
used to tell me about his great master Brahmarshi
Patriji and how he changed his life. The more he
told about Patriji, the more I was becoming eager
to meet him !
conducted the class so beautifully ! He played the
flute, taught meditation to prisoners and asked
them to become vegetarian ! He called me onto
the dais and asked me to say a few words ! Till
night, we attended many classes with Patriji at
different places.
Patriji was so energetic, so full of life, and so
jovial in nature ! For the next two days, he was in
Pune. Then, along with him we went to Shirdi,
Ahmednagar and many small villages. In every
class we came to learn different things !
✤ ✤ ✤
7 th May
we said ‘ bye ’ to Patriji and returned
to Punjab with an himalayan amount of new
spiritual strength, new approach to life and tonnes
✤ ✤ ✤
April, 2006
Madam Satya phoned me and
told me that she was going to Pune as Patriji will
also be there for four days. She asked me to join
her. I wanted very badly to meet Patriji. I asked my
husband. He immediately gave his consent.
of wisdom ! Me and my husband immediately
embarked upon teaching meditation, as requested
by Patriji ! We conducted classes in jails, schools,
yoga centres, at homes, traffic police, doctors etc.
The more we taught, the more we were spiritually
thrilled !
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
1 st May, 2006
me and my husband left for
15 th June 2006
the hottest month
Patriji visited Punjab ! It was
but with his arrival, the cool
Pune ! At Pune airport, we were cordially received
by Satya Madam, her husband Mr. Raj Shekhar
and Mr. Vijay
all great pyramid masters. We
breeze started blowing ! For a week, Patriji
travelled the whole of Punjab. He taught meditation
in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Chandigarh,
stayed among many masters and every person
had wonderful experiences to share ! We were
so amazed that Patriji has created / is creating so
many masters !
Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala
and many small villages.
Wherever he went, he created a new atmosphere!
In every class, he called me onto the stage and
✤ ✤ ✤
3 rd May
a day I will remember all my life ! I
all the respect and importance I got, I can never
forget ! He created altogether a new, confident,
highly energetic and lively Rachana !
met Patriji with his white beard, radiant
complexion ! He appeared like some great God to
me ! I couldn’t take my eyes off him !
✤ ✤ ✤
I humbly thank God for sending Patriji into my
✤ ✤ ✤
life. He is like a lamp post, guiding me towards the
purpose of my current life-time !
He asked me and my husband to tell about
ourselves. We related all our experiences and what
Rachana Gupta
21-B - Moti Nagar, Ludhiana
ph : 0 98729 76005
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Kahlil Gibran Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
Kahlil Gibran
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge.
You would know in words that which you have always known in thought.
You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.
And it is well you should.
The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise
and run murmuring to the sea ;
And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.
But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;
And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
For self is a sea boundless and measureless.
Say not, “ I have found the truth ”, but rather, “ I have found a truth ”.
Say not, “ I have found the path of the soul ”.
Say rather, “ I have met the soul walking upon my path ”.
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
material excerpted from the book “ Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran ”
published by Shrijee’s Book International. New Delhi
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sight of us. Does that seem like the universal The man who ranges himself on
sight of us. Does that seem like the universal
The man who ranges himself on the side of
evolution realizes the wickedness of destroying
life.
brotherhood of God’s creatures ? Is that your idea
of the golden age of worldwide kindliness that is
to come
a condition when every living thing flees
He knows that, just as he is here in this physical
body in order that he may learn the lessons of this
plane, so is the animal occupying his body for the
same reason, that
from the face of man because of his murderous
instincts ?
✤ ✤ ✤
through it
he may gain
experience at his lower
stage. He knows that the
life behind the animal is
the Divine Life, that all life
Every one of these
creatures which you so
ruthlessly murder in this
way has its own
thoughts and feelings
in the world is divine.
✤ ✤ ✤
with regard to all this; it
has horror, pain and
indignation, and an
The
animals,
intense
but
therefore, are truly our
brothers
even though they may be younger
unexpressed feeling of
the hideous injustice of it all. The whole
brothers, and we can have no sort of right to take
atmosphere about us is full of it.
their lives for the gratification of our perverted
✤ ✤ ✤
tastes
no right to cause them untold agony and
suffering merely to satisfy our degraded and
detestable lusts.
We have brought things to such a pass with
our miscalled ‘ sport ’ and our wholesale
slaughterings, that all wild creatures fly from the
Though all the inhabitants may not be directly
conscious of it and recognize it as Mrs. Besant
did, they may be sure that they are suffering from
it unconsciously, and that that terrible vibration of
horror and fear and injustice is acting upon every
one of them, even though they do not know it.
material excerpted from the book “ Vegetarianism and Occultism ”
by
C.W. Leadbeater
published by
The Theosophical Publishing House
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Bob Trowbridge received his Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served
Bob Trowbridge received his Master of Divinity degree from
San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served as a Presbyterian
minister for five years before directing his efforts and his
considerable talents to private counseling, writing, lecturing, and
leading workshops. When he is not speaking or facilitating
workshops, he resides in Mountain view, California. edit-Team
Being sick is seldom fun, and sometimes it
is life threatening.
The symptoms of an illness
and the
treatment
can range from annoying and
uncomfortable to extremely painful. For many,
feelings of being powerless and victimized are
nearly as bad as the illness itself.
“ spirit is the building block ”
“ natural principles ! ”
We are spiritual beings. Spirit can be seen as
divine energy or divine ‘ matter ’.
What if you weren’t the victim of your illness ?
What if illnesses were the result of natural or
spiritual principles, principles that could be learned
and applied in order to heal and prevent illness ?
What if you could live your life illness free and
could experience a quality and fullness of life far
beyond what you now know ?
Both the energy and the material we use to
build our physical experience come from Spirit.
That which eventually becomes our physical
reality, including our bodies, comes directly from
the Creator. Spirit is the building block for matter.
“ thoughts and feelings ”
“ mind is the builder ”
The ‘ Maitri Upanishad ’ tells us, “ One’s own
thought is one’s world. What a person thinks is
what he becomes ”.
In the ‘ Dhammapada ’ , Buddha says : “ We
are shaped by our thoughts
we think.”
we become what
Imagine your mind as pipe. Divine energy is
poured into one end of the pipe. Inside the pipe
our mind modifies that energy. We shape it with
our thoughts and feelings. We shape it with our
fears and desires, our attitudes and beliefs.
Pouring out of the other end of the pipe is the
physical result, our life experience, including our
body and its state of health or illness.
Edgar Cayce expressed the principle of “ Spirit
we are powerful ! ”
is the life
result. ”
Mind is the builder
Physical is the
“ For mind is the builder and that which we
think upon may become crimes or miracles.
For thoughts are things and as their currents
run through the environs of an entity’s experience
these become barriers or stepping-stones.”
Edgar Cayce
Our ability to make ourselves unhappy or sick
demonstrates how powerful we are. This shouldn’t
discourage us, however. It is possible for us to
co-operate with the positive intent of the universe,
to come into alignment or attunement with it, so
the Spirit can come through our minds with very
little distortion.
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When this happens, we can become a channel of blessings to ourselves and others. We
When this happens, we can become a channel
of blessings to ourselves and others. We can
learn to create miracles and stepping-stones even
more easily than we now create crimes and
barriers, or serious illnesses.
Some experiences are created by thoughts and
beliefs that are beneath our normal waking
consciousness, like hidden fears. We will attract
and experience the things we fear, and our fear
will grow stronger.
“ conscious and unconscious ”
✤ ✤ ✤
The mind is the waking consciousness as well
as the unconscious and the superconscious.
What is conscious is what we are aware of at any
given time or can easily be brought to awareness
from our memory banks.
All of these thoughts, whether conscious or
unconscious, whether fears or desires, modify
Spirit as it passes through the mind.
✤ ✤ ✤
Obviously , the line between what is conscious
and what is unconscious is not fixed. The
unconscious, on the other hand, contains things
that are not easily available to consciousness.
Many of these things are childhood experiences
As we look at the process of the mind moulding
divine energy into our life experiences, we should
keep in mind the existence of these unconscious
and superconscious shadows. We also need to
pay attention to our conscious thoughts and the
words we speak.
or past-life experiences
forgotten or even repressed.
The unconscious also contains
many ideas, attitudes, beliefs,
expectations, fears and desires
which affect our lives every day.
that have been
“ we create our daily experiences ! ”
We create our world and our
daily experiences with our
thoughts.
“ superconscious ”
Superconscious is the realm
of consciousness in which our
spiritual nature resides. This is
the realm of the Higher self, the
Christ self, Buddha self, or God self.
In a sense, we hypnotize
ourselves every day with the
words we say and the thoughts
we think. If we believe and say
limiting things about ourselves
we are creating limits in our
lives.
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✤ ✤ ✤
We repress our powerful, positive, beautiful,
divine selves and they reside in the
superconscious. Just as the unconscious can be
explored through dreams, meditation, and other
avenues, so can the superconscious be explored
and many gifts can be raised to consciousness.
The energy that comes from Spirit does not
have ‘ can’t ’ attached to it. The ‘ can’t ’ comes
from our minds.
“ illness
a self-hypnotic process ! ”
Illnesses are frequently created through the
self-hypnotic process. We give ourselves hypnotic
✤ ✤ ✤
A surprising number of our physical
experiences, including illnesses, are created by
thoughts and feelings that are quite conscious.
suggestions all the time. Spoken or thought
frequently enough and with enough energy, these
hypnotic statements will make us sick and can, in
some cases, kill us.
“ de-energize negative thoughts ”
“ mind moulds divine energy ! ”
We believe that life is difficult, and our lives
become difficult.
Pay attention to your words, thoughts, and
feelings.
Whenever you catch yourself saying or thinking
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anything of a negative or limiting nature, stop. Immediately begin to de-energize negative and limiting
anything of a negative or limiting nature, stop.
Immediately begin to de-energize negative and
limiting thoughts or ideas by saying to yourself.
Illnesses are not the problem but are
themselves simply part of the feedback system,
pointing to the real problem.
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If you deny your negative and limiting thoughts,
their status as truths or facts, they will begin to
lose their power over you. Even those things which
seem as real as money problems, relationship
problems, or serious illnesses are nothing more
than materialized ideas.
As you begin to see your experiences and
relationships as part of a feedback system, a
guidance system for helping you to improve your
life, you will be able to see yourself more and more
as the author of your experiences and less as the
victim.
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“ teachers and helpers ”
A person who is successful in business can
bring some of the thoughts and feelings from that
part of his or her life and apply them to an illness.
In dealing with a serious illness, our feelings can
be our greatest foe or our greatest ally.
Ironically, you can begin to see all of the
negative experiences and individuals in your life
as teachers and helpers rather than as obstacles
and enemies. Illnesses are not the problem. They
are, in fact, part of the solution. Our illnesses have
within them a healing intent.
“ your self-image is creative ! ”
✤ ✤
Your self-image is creative. What you think
about yourself has a powerful effect on how you
act in the world, how you treat others, and how
you expect to be treated.
The negative feedback we get from our world
is not a reflection of what is true about us or about
the world. It is a reflection of our beliefs.
✤ ✤
✤ ✤
Many limitations in your life are the result of
how you view yourself. Many of the things you
create in your life or are unable to create in your
life are the result of your self-image.
A serious illness may be the result of many
months or years of feedback that we either did not
perceive or we overlooked or ignored. When you
deny the power of your own thoughts and place
✤ ✤
Your self-image is not fixed. Your personality
is not fixed. Your gifts and abilities are not fixed.
Your limitations are also not fixed. Your self-image
is a constellation of ideas you have about yourself.
your issues outside yourself, when you blame other
people or situations for what’s happening in your
life, you give your power away and confirm yourself
as helpless.
✤ ✤
“ everything is a feed-back ! ”
There is no part of your life that is not part of
the feedback system !
Any part of your life that is not working may be
telling you something about an imbalance or
disease in your thinking. In a sense, it’s a thought
problem.
It is important to understand the unity of life. In
other words, you can’t separate your illness from
other parts of your life.
Your problems and illnesses should therefore
be seen as blessings because they can serve to
heal your life, to get you back on a path of health
✤ ✤ ✤
and wholeness.
material excerpted from the book “ The Hidden Meaning of Illness ”
by Bob Trowbridge,
published by A.R.E. Press
grateful acknowledgements
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Torkom Saraydarian Torkom Saraydarian (1917-1997) was born in Asia Minor. He lived with Sufis, dervishes,
Torkom Saraydarian
Torkom Saraydarian (1917-1997) was born in Asia Minor. He lived with Sufis, dervishes,
Christian mystics, and masters of temple music and dance. Meditation became a part of his
daily life, and service a natural expression of his soul.
Saraydarian wrote a large number of books, many of which have been published. His
writings and lectures and music show his total devotion to the higher principles, values, and
laws.
A few excerpts from the book “ Dynamics of The Soul ”. edit-team
“ spirit of gratitude ”
✤ ✤ ✤
Those who have the spirit of gratitude already
know that all of Nature, all of Life, is a treasure.
When I was four years old, while hiking with
my Father in the mountains I saw some people
who were driving a carriage with four horses. After
We must learn to recognize that everything
that exists is a treasure : mountains, rivers, lakes,
streams, forests, flowers, birds, animals,
minerals, and human beings. All of these are
treasures in the treasury of space, and we must
relate to them as treasures.
watching their joy, I turned to my Father, looking at
me, said, “ I do not have a carriage, a horse
My Father, looking at me, said, “ Let us sit on this
rock for a moment and I will tell you what you
have ”.
“ what is a treasure ?
A treasure is an object, a power, a living being,
or a virtue that multiplies and meets your physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual needs. It also
becomes a blessing to all around you, and to all
those who are far away from you. 24
We sat on a rock facing a valley which spread
out in front of us for hundreds of miles. “ Now, first
of all ”, he said, “ you have a nice body. Look at
your hands. Here : look at your face in this small
mirror. Do you see ? ”
“ Yes ”
Spiritual India, September - October 2006
“ Also, all these mountains are yours. The air the treasures by which he is
“ Also, all these mountains are yours. The air
the treasures by which he is surrounded.
is yours ; the sky is yours ; that river is yours.
“ four facts ”
This pure fragrance is yours ; these birds are
yours. All of this is yours
and care for these things. ”
so long as you enjoy
In later years, when I contemplated about
treasures and the treasury, I discovered four facts
that made me extremely happy.
“ Father, ” I said, “ I did not know that I had all of
this ! ”
“ Later, when you grow up, you will realize that
there are treasures which cannot be seen ! ”
“ Can any treasure exist which we cannot
see ? ”
“ Yes ! For example, your vision is a treasure
which you cannot see. Can you see your mother’s
First, I found out that there were inner, invisible
treasures as well as outer and visible treasures.
Second, but a more important discovery was that
the outer treasures could be increased by investing
and sharing them or by using them economically.
Inner treasures were also increased by sharing
and distributing them with joy and love. The more
you gave of your inner treasures, the more you
had.
love for you ? ”
“ No, but I know that she cares for me ! ”
Third, the inner and outer treasures do not
belong to us but to all life !
“ Right. There are many treasures in man. One
day you will discover them.”
The fourth and final discovery was that
when
“ human being is a great treasure ”
I never forgot this talk with my father, and
gradually it sank into my heart.
you share your inner treasures, you not only
increase your inner treasures but you also increase
your outer treasures. And similarly, when you
share your outer treasures with clean motive, you
increase your inner treasures.
As I grew up I realized that the human being is
a great treasure, with his senses, thinking, and
“ a poor life, inspite of abundance ! ”
creativity. Whenever, I walk in the mountains and
canyons, it seems to me that I am walking among
treasures.
A flower, a bush, a bird, a deer is enough to
make you feel ecstasy !
One day, while my family was travelling by boat
on the ocean, I saw a bottle floating in the water.
My mother said, “ Can you tell me what the bottle
suggests to you ? ”
“ That someone put a cork in it and threw it into
the sea. ”
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Just as a man who lives in luxury feels that all
“ Well, that is called a smart escape. But think
that he has is nothing special, so mankind lives in
the treasury of Nature and feels that he has
nothing. Unless one realizes that he is a treasure
now. Let me see if you can find something deeper.”
“ You know, mother, a floating bottle is like a
foolish man. ”
in himself, he cannot see the real treasures in life.
The moment he realizes his own worth, he will be
filled with gratitude and will become aware of all
“ You are very close to finding the answer. Think
a little more.”
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It was back on board that I finally found the answer. “ treasure tower !
It was back on board that I finally found the
answer.
“ treasure tower ! ”
“ The bottle is in the sea,” I said, “but the sea
cannot fill it because it is closed.”
Treasure is something that increases and
multiplies to meet your needs whenever you give
your treasure to others. With joy, you install a
window or another door in the Treasure Tower.
“ Then tell me: who is like this ? ”
“ not imposing yourself ”
I could not answer. Seeing my agony, she
whispered in my ear, “ Like those who have
abundance, but live a poor life.”
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By making other human beings free, by not
imposing yourself, by not making others, your
slaves, by refusing to exploit or manipulate others,
you build the Tower.
People live surrounded by treasures, but they
feel empty because they are closed. The word
‘ closed ’ in its
connotation was so
deep that I was often
directed to examine its
depth.
Have you helped others to think freely, to
choose and discriminate freely, to act freely ? Have
you given freedom to
others ? Have you
helped to free them
from their vices,
glamours, illusions,
vanity and ego ?
“ what are inner
treasures ? ”
God in man is the
Real Treasure !
All other treasures
Every time you
make another human
being your slave, or any
time you encourage a
person to be a slave to
their own weakness, you destroy the Tower.
belong to Him, in man. There are higher treasures
in man which are the result of age
long labor.
“ the power within ”
For example, healing powers, the power to see
the past and the future, the power of higher
clairaudience, the power of higher clairvoyance,
the power of artistic creativity, the power of
renunciation and detachment, the power of
serenity, the power of leadership, the power over
elements, and the power of continuity of
consciousness are just a few.
You have within you the power to destroy or to
build. If you are engaged in destruction, you will be
struck in the classroom of this world forever
suffering, inhaling smog, and being subjected to
radioactivity and pesticides.
If you are constructive, you will someday
graduate from this school we call earth and have
a chance to enjoy other creations that God has in
this Universe !
material excerpted from the book “ Dynamics of The Soul ” by Torkom Saraydarian
published by T.S.G. Publishing Foundation, Inc
grateful acknowledgements
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Jane Roberts Seth an “ energy personality essence ” no longer existing in physical form,
Jane Roberts
Seth
an “ energy personality essence ” no longer existing in physical
form, began channelling through Jane Roberts
since the year 1963.
Seth delivered a continuing manuscript totaling over six thousand pages,
called as “ SETH MATERIAL ”. “ The Way Toward Health ”, was delivered
during the final years 1983-84. Jane Roberts vacated her body on 5 th
September ,1984.
edit-Team
Before we can really study the nature of health
or illness, we must first understand human
consciousness and its relationship with the body.
✤ ✤ ✤
You know that you have a conscious mind, of
course. You also possess what is often called the
sub-conscious, and this merely consists of
feelings, thoughts or experiences that are
connected to your conscious mind, but would be
considered excess baggage if you had to be aware
of them all of the time. Otherwise, they would vie
for your attention, and interfere with the present
decisions that are so important.
mind, however. It is perhaps easier to imagine a
continuum of consciousness, for you have a body
consciousness also, and that body consciousness
is itself made up of the individual consciousness
of each molecule that forms all parts of the body
itself.
✤ ✤ ✤
There is no such thing as an unconscious
mind. The body consciousness is highly
conscious. You are simply not usually conscious
of it.
✤ ✤ ✤
If you tried to hold all of those subconscious
memories uppermost in your mind all of the time,
then you would literally be unable to think or act in
the present moment at all. You do more or less
have a certain access to your own subconscious
The varying portions of your own
consciousness operate at several different
speeds. Translations between one portion of
consciousness and another goes on constantly,
so that information is translated from one “ speed
” to another. Perhaps you can begin to understand,
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then, that the whole picture of health or illness must be considered from many more
then, that the whole picture of health or illness must
be considered from many more viewpoints than
you might earlier have supposed. Many of you
have been saturated by conventional, distorted
ideas concerning health and illness in general.
of the universe
each person is a beloved
individual, formed with infinite care and love,
uniquely gifted with a life like no other.
✤ ✤ ✤
The very concept of the immunity system
suggests, at least, the disease invader against
which the body’s immunity system must or should
surely defend itself.
No animal considers itself a failure, obviously.
People, however, often identify with their seeming
mistakes, forgetting their abilities in other
directions, so that it seems that they are misfits in
the universe, or in the world.
✤ ✤ ✤
Most people do not realize that they can indeed
have access to this inner awareness. This inner
ego or inner self should not be thought of as
superior to your ordinary mind. It should not be
thought of, really, as something separate from
your ordinary mind. Your ego and your ordinary
consciousness bring into focus all of your physical
experiences, and make possible the brilliant
preciseness of physical experience.
The inner ego, however, always identifies with
its source-identity as a beloved, individualized
portion of the universe. It is aware of the universal
love that is its heritage.
It is also aware of the infinite power and
strength that composes the very fabric of its being.
Through being made aware of these facts, the
exterior ego can begin to feel a quicker sense of
support and nourishment. The knowledge can let
it relax, let go, so that it feels its life couched and
✤ ✤ ✤
The conscious mind is one brilliant segment
of your larger consciousness, but it is composed
of the same universal energy and vitality that
composes all consciousness.
safe, and knows itself to be indeed a beloved child
of the universe, both ancient and young at once,
with an identity far beyond the annals of time.
✤ ✤ ✤
This inner ego or inner self uses a process
that is far swifter than reasoning.They consist of
inspiration, intuition, impulses, and deal with
feeling far more than with usual logical thinking.
It is of great value, then, that each person
remember this universal affiliation. Such a reminder
can often allow the inner self to send needed
messages of strength and love through the various
levels, appearing as inspiration, dreams, or simply
✤ ✤ ✤
Each person is a vital, conscious portion of
the universe. Each person, simply by being, fits
into the universe and into universal purposes in a
way no one else can. Each person’s existence
sends its own ripples throughout time. The
universe is conscious at every conceivable point
of itself. Each being is an individualized segment
pure bursts of feeling. The inner ego draws instant
and continuous support from the universal
consciousness, and the more the exterior ego
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keeps that fact in mind, the greater its own sense of stability, safety, and self-esteem.
keeps that fact in mind, the greater its own sense
of stability, safety, and self-esteem.
unique energy, utterly itself, innocent, alive in the
world.
✤ ✤ ✤
In the deepest of terms, while each body has a
One of the attitudes detrimental to good health
is that of self-condemnation, or dislike of the self.
Such attitudes are unfortunately sometimes
fostered by parents, schools, and religions.
Feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, and pleasure
with one’s abilities promote feelings of well-being,
health, and exuberance.
history, each moment in the body’s existence is
also new, freshly emerging into the world, innocent
and unique. While there is indeed pain in the world,
it is the miraculous principle of pleasure that
propels life itself.
✤ ✤ ✤
Those who look upon physical life as inferior
✤ ✤ ✤
to some other more perfect spiritual existence do
The universe actively loves itself and all of its
parts. The world loves itself and all of its parts. It
is not true that energy is neutral or indifferent.
Energy is active, positive, propelled by what can
almost be called an instantaneous pleasure with
itself and its characteristics.
a great injustice to physical existence in general.
Physical life is everywhere filled with the universal
energy that is its source, so it can hardly be inferior
to it’s own composition.
Despite all concepts to the contrary, energy is
indeed at its basis, love. It is also composed of
highly charged consciousness that operates
almost in a leapfrog fashion, with great bursts of
exuberance and vitality. The great - the greatest
creative force - that force that is the origin for all
physical life - did not suddenly appear once in
some distant past, sparking the birth of your reality,
endowing it with an energy that could only then
run down, or dissipate. Instead, ever-new virgin
energy, so to speak, is created constantly, and
appears at every conceivable point within your
universal system.
Corporeal reality is a brilliant segment of
existence. It cannot be inferior to existence. It is
because you so often view your world through a
system of highly limited beliefs that you so often
misread the implications of temporal life.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
Each new rose in the springtime is in truth a
new rose, composed of completely new and
Environment is not something separate from
yourself, for you to control. Instead, you and the
environment support, strengthen, and fortify each
other in ways that often escape you. All portions of
the environment contain their own kinds of
consciousness. They are aware of their own parts
in the body of the world, and they are aware not
only of their own conditions, but of their
relationships to all other portions of the world. They
add to the world’s health, in other words, and your
own vitality and that of your environment are
everywhere interrelated.
material excerpted from the book “ The way Toward Health ”
by Jane Roberts published
by Amber-Allen
Publishing San Rafael, California
grateful acknowledgements
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Siva Jawaji ✤ ✤ ✤ In the year 2005, on a mother’s day, five of
Siva Jawaji
✤ ✤ ✤
In the year 2005, on a mother’s day, five of us
(friends) decided to give a surprise party to our wives
and booked a cruise. While in the cruise, a couple
of my friends were discussing about Spirituality. I
over-heard a word ‘ Subhash Patri ’ from the
mouth of Nath Danturty.
In the year 2003, I visited my sister’s house in
Bhimavaram, West Godavari district, Andhra
Pradesh.
Immediately, I interrupted their discussion and
checked whether he meant “ Brahmarshi
Subhash Patri ” from “ Pyramid Spiritual
Societies ”. He said “ Yes ”. He further told me
that he was a follower of him and that he has a
good collection of audios and books by him.
My brother-in-law
Naga Babu Appanna
gave me an audio cassette “ Yoga Parampara ”
by Brahmarshi Subhash Patriji. He told me just
I told about my “ Yoga Parampara ” and
to ignore a sentence that says “ there is no bhakti
requested him for a few audios. He is a contractor
and a busy man, so I waited for a couple of weeks
yoga ” and listen to the rest
to know the stage
to hear from him
but with no luck. Then, one
of one’s current incarnation ( I am a strong believer of
Bhakti Yoga
having inherited the concept from my mother).
day, I rushed to his place and collected four audios
“ Dhyana Vemana ”, “ Jesus Christ ”, “ Jnana
Navaratnalu ”, “ Ledu Maranam ”.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
I carried that audio cassete with me to
Melbourne. It took atleast a couple of months before
I first listened to it. I liked it so much and kept on
listening to it repeatedly !
I spent the next six months repeatedly listening
to these audios and occasionally going back to
my favourite “ Yoga Parampara ”.
I must have listened about forty to fifty times,
in the next one and half years, the same
cassette ! Meanwhile, I was also searching for
more audios by Brahmarshi Patriji.
I don’t know
but I just can’t stop listening to
these ! The knowledge in these audios is
absolutely astounding !
✤ ✤ ✤
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Nath and myself travel in the same train and we occasionally come across each other
Nath and myself travel in
the same train and we
occasionally come across
each other in the evenings.
Slowly, we started sharing
the knowledge we gained
from the material. He told me
about his intention
inviting
Subhash Patriji to Australia
and he informed me that he is already in touch
with a couple of his friends who are also similarly
interested. I gave my full support to the project
and occasionally checked with him about the
progress of the idea.
and he offered a few more
books as well as a few more
audios. The first book I read
was“ Maranam Leni Meeru ”.
It is a gem of a book. I then
read “ Jonathan Livingstone
Seagull ”, “ Atmaayanam ”,
“ Four Agreements ”, “ Third
Eye ” etc.
Exactly at this time, my classes in RMIT also
got started. I couldn’t concentrate on my studies
as I didn’t feel like studying those books. I really
struggled to balance my life
with work, family
with two young kids, studies with assignments and
✤ ✤ ✤
then reading these spiritual books.
In one of the audios, Patriji mentioned about
‘ hanuman chalisa ’ and the meaning of it. I decided
to undertake a forty day meditation deeksha. I
almost succeeded in doing it
except that I
missed out on a couple of days in the middle.
Before this, I couldn’t even do meditation for five
If I have to give an order of preference, studying
these spiritual books comes first ! I sometimes
felt I should not have enrolled to study. I even
contemplated discontinuing the studies. However,
after a couple of months I managed to regain my
balance.
minutes ! I really surprised myself
to be able to
✤ ✤ ✤
do meditation upto an hour at a single stretch !
During all these times, I did not stop doing
✤ ✤ ✤
End of the year 2005, I enrolled to study
“ Masters in Project Management ” in RMIT
commencing from Feb 2006. A few weeks before
the start of the classes, I re-visited Nath’s house
Pooja. Shortly, I came across the
“ www.pss.org ” website. Therein, I read a
quotation by Patriji saying ‘ meditation ’ and
‘ bhakti ’ are two opposing streams; one can’t do
both, one has to leave one to enter the other !
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✤ ✤ ✤ Exactly at this time, my wife and kids were leaving to India
✤ ✤ ✤
Exactly at this time, my wife and kids were
leaving to India to attend a family marriage. I finally
decided to stop pooja and spend more time for
meditation.
seven hours of meditation ” that he tried on his
27 th birthday ! As my family was still in India,
Raveendra and myself started trying long
meditation sessions.
We started with two hours intensive meditation
✤ ✤ ✤
While my family was away in India, I spent
most of my evenings studying spiritual books and
spent most of the nights doing meditation. Mr.
Nath introduced me to a
person by named Rao
Parmarthy. He gave me
“ Spiritual Reality ” video
and a book “ Ramtha ”.
The video inspired me so
much that I plunged into
even more intense
meditation. “ Ramtha ” is
another jewel of a book !
It changed my definition of God and human being.
and proceeded to three hours ! I tried four hours
with mixed results and sometimes even a whole
night !
✤ ✤ ✤
Middle of June, I too
went to India to meet my
parents and other family
members. I shared all
my experiences. They
were very much
impressed by my
knowledge and they also
started following the
path of meditation.
I spent almost every evening discussing and
✤ ✤ ✤
sharing the knowledge I had gained. The trip,
which was supposed to be a family visit
into a spiritual one !
changed
Jhansi Madam gave us the good news that
Patriji accepted our invitation to visit Melbourne
between 5 th and 25 th of September 2006.
✤ ✤ ✤
We immediately formed “ Melbourne
Pyramid Masters Group ” with five members.
All the members visited for the first time my place
and then I was introduced to Raveendra who
stays in the same suburb as me.
Finally, I got a chance to meet the SOURCE
of the abundant knowledge
Brahmarshi Patriji
on 7 th of September, at the Melboune Airport ! The
most joyful and colorful days of my life in this
incarnation started on that day !
✤ ✤ ✤
Ravi shared his experiences and one of the
things that caught my attention was “ twenty
We learned a lot in this short duration before
he concluded his trip on 24 th September with a
promise to visit us back in the month of March
2007 !
Siva Jawaji
2/12, Maroona Road, Carnegie, Melbourne, Australia
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Prof. B.M. Hegde Prof. B.M. Hegde, an internationally recognized cardiologist, born teacher, author, philosopher, social
Prof. B.M. Hegde
Prof. B.M. Hegde, an internationally recognized cardiologist, born teacher, author, philosopher,
social worker whose heart bleeds for the less fortunate, and researcher par excellence. He trained
in cardiology at the National Heart and the Middlesex Hospitals in London and the Harvard Medical
School, Boston. He retired recently as the Vice Chancellor of MAHE Deemed University, Manipal.
The book “ What Doctors Don’t Get to Study in the Medical School ” is the culmination of his
efforts to change the teaching and learning methodology in medicine in addition to pointing out the
fallacy in following the time-honoured reductionist science in place of holistic science as the base of
modern medical research.
excerpts from the book “ What Doctors Don’t Get to Study in the Medical School ”. EDIT-TEAM
Science, in the correct
sense, is the only saviour of
mankind.
Science could make
man realize the secrets of
Nature
to see how he
could use science for the
good of humanity.
Science, in every sphere, is dying slowly
In fact, without a scientific temper, man could
sink himself into the vally of illogicalism. Otto
Frisch and Rudolf Pearls were responsible for
conceiving the formula for the first atom bomb.
But it was the mind of Harry Truman and Winston
Churchill that resulted in its being dropped on that
fateful August morning in 1945 on Hiroshima
resulting in instantaneous death of more than
80,000 people within minutes. Culprit, then, is not
science but the human mind.
because of specialization. New science of fractals
and chaos looks at the dynamic human being as
“ even-mind of yoga ”
a whole, and as a part of this macrocosm. That is
the future of science including our medical science.
✤ ✤ ✤
Art is defined best by Henry David Thoreau as
“ that which makes the man’s day ”. The art of
medicine is that which makes the patients’ day.
Every single killer disease, starting from heart
attack to cancer, is now thought to originate in the
human mind. Their cure or otherwise also
depends on the mind. Every human cell, including
the heart muscle cell or the cancer cell, has its
subatomic mind that either makes or breaks the
final outcome !
Long live medicine which aims to “ cure rarely,
comfort mostly, but console always ”.
✤ ✤ ✤
“ mind of the scientist ”
It is the mind of the scientist or his financial
master that has created misery for mankind and
never science by itself.
Short-term ‘ quick fixes ’ to make money, like
drugs and surgery, are only temporary palliation.
Long-term gains by way of primordial prevention
depend on the mind, the even-mind of yoga !
✤ ✤ ✤
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The real Yoga or Meditation should aim at keeping the mind tranquil (chitta vritti nirodhaha
The real Yoga or Meditation
should aim at
keeping the mind tranquil (chitta vritti nirodhaha yogaha).
Yoga should not be equated with ‘ asanas ’ and
simple meditation of closing the eyes and chanting
some ‘ mantra ’ !
to a particular organ. This organ-based medicine,
like the modern so-called scientific medicine, used
to believe that the mind resided in the heart, for a
very long time.
Brain, or for that matter, any other organ in the
✤ ✤ ✤
If I am able to make the reader realize the gravity
of the problem and dire need to change the way
we live, to have a tranquil mind as the cure for all
human ills, I will have achieved some success.
body, could not be the seat of the mind. The mind
could never be thought of in terms of cellular
structures.
✤ ✤ ✤
The Science of Robotics, which is nearly seventy
✤ ✤ ✤
years old, has not been able to replicate the human
mind to be packed inside a human robot.
One does not have to compete with others to
destroy them to build oneself. One could live and
let live with co-operation as the motto. The new
science of the mind and its quantum
consciousness would be able to send man not
only to the moon but also to the neighbour’s house
with a smile.
The mind is a subatomic quantum state. Human
mind, or other-wise called the human
consciousness, is a quantum level thinking.
“ educational system ”
“ Love thy enemy, love thy neighbour ”
- Jesus Christ
The educational system should change from the
present competitive ethos where one has to
compete with another to the one where one
competes with oneself for excellence. In the latter
✤ ✤ ✤
Are we not all same on this planet ? How then
could you compete with your brother ? Co-operate
with him and love him.
system, there is no room for hatred and jealousy.
In addition, value-based education could easily
inculcate certain basic values in the child’s
impressionable mind.
✤ ✤ ✤
“ enigma called the mind ”
Where is the mind ? Never mind
everywhere inside and out-side !
it
is
What is the mind ? Where is it ? Mind is like the
wind, which the poet described thus :
If only we could change the Macaulay type of
education to our ancient Guru Kula type, one could
avoid all the negative feelings getting into the child’s
head.
“ Who has seen the wind ?
Neither you, nor I,
When the trees dance and bend,
The wind is passing by ! ”
Christina
Our only hope for the future is to bring up a whole
new generation on this new educational ethos of
excellence, camaraderie and co-operation, in
place of competition, hatred and jealousy.
✤ ✤ ✤
People have been trying to fix the mind, like all
other cellular structures of the human anatomy,
Materialism without a touch of spirituality would
sink man into the valley of moral nihilism
material excerpted from the book “ What Doctors Don’t Get to Study in the Medical School ” by
Prof. B.M. Hegde
published by Paras Medical Publisher, Hyderabad
grateful acknowledgements
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NEWS DAILY “ INDIAN EXPRESS ” CITY EDITION, October 9 th , 2006 On every
NEWS DAILY “ INDIAN EXPRESS ” CITY EDITION, October 9 th , 2006
On every full-moon day, around 300 people of
all ages and various walks of life converge at the
Spiritual India Centre at Mehdipatnam. They do
meditation under the full-moon throughout the
night. When “ City Express ” spoke to a few
people on October 7, the full-moon day,
their accounts were bewildering.
✤ ✤ ✤
So far, one heard
of spiritual and
relaxation
benefits of
meditation, but
here are a few
people claiming
immense health
advantages from it. And
they said they bettered
themselves all the while without
any medication. They defined
meditation as being with breath. In doing so,
the mind becomes empty and that is when huge
amounts of cosmic energy flood the body.
and skin problems and now she claims she is
totally healthy. “ As I was desperate for
medical solutions to my
problems, I sat for a minimum
of eight to nine hours for the
first thirty days. My Skin
problems perished
and other problems
also started
waning
gradually.
Now, I am
totally healthy ”,
she said.
✤ ✤ ✤
The case of Shalini Lashker, a
B.Sc., first year student, is revealing.
“ Believe me, I had long sight since my
childhood. I also had frequent spells of headache.
I started meditation nine months ago and stopped
taking medicines. Now, I am not using spectacles
and there is no trace of headache either ”, she
said.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
P Varalakshmi, a house-wife from
Sreekalahasti, has been practising meditation for
four years. Earlier, she used to suffer from uterus
Pallipattu Ramesh, a senior executive with
Sahara India, claimed that he had cured himself
of Chikungunya recently. “ As it struck, I intensified
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my meditation for long hours even as I was languishing in the bed. In three
my meditation for long hours even as I was
languishing in the bed. In three days, I began
recovering. I had a foot pain for long. It is no longer
there. The healing properties of meditation are
for real ”, he said.
starting
meditation,
they
have
mostly
disappeared. ”
✤ ✤ ✤
Rajeshwar Poola, who runs an SSI unit,
said : “ I was skeptical initially. But as I started
✤ ✤ ✤
K Venu, an officer with Punjab National Bank,
claimed that meditation had cured him of
diabetes, joint pains and acidity.
“ Over two years ago before starting
meditation, I was a diabetic and suffered from
joint pains. Within sixty days, my sugar levels
came to the normal levels and the joint pains
relieved. Acidity is also gone. I regularly meditate
for two hours a day and do not miss out the full-
moon meditation, ” he said.
doing it daily, my attitudes changed for better;
my employees began to be more cooperative. I
started the Spiritual India Centre under the aegis
of Pyramid Spiritual Societies of India. The
service is totally free, there is no guru, no initiation
or any mantra. There is no association either and
no obligation to attend every session. ”
His wife, Parvati Kumari, said she had totally
overcome her hypertension and stress problems
without any medicine in two years through
meditation.
His wife, Arundhati, has also been doing
meditation for the last four years. She claimed
that she had overcome around 30 ailments
through meditation. Group meditation, pyramid
meditation and full-moon meditation are advised
for greater and quicker benefits. A pool of energy
surrounds a meditating group. As for meditating
under a pyramid-like structure, the benefits are
thrice than when one sits outside it. And during
✤ ✤ ✤
N. Raga Latha, working with SCCL, in the
city, said : “ A year ago, I used to suffer from
cold, breathing problems and acidity. After
the full-moon night meditation, one comes in
touch with extra-planetary forces. This results in
spiritual illumination and physical well-being.
K Balaram Reddy
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To THE SPIRITUAL INDIA Pyramid Meditation Centre Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad - 28 Sir, It is to
To
THE SPIRITUAL INDIA
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It is to express our gratitude to the members of “ Spiritual India ” team for sowing the seeds of
meditation in the tender minds of the children of “ Blooming Buds School ” by regularly conducting
meditation classes during morning assembly time. The process has taught the children discipline in
meditating together and the power of silence which spreads everywhere throughout the premises.
It is good to observe that a few of the children are able to meditate. However, a few are unable to
close their eyes even for a while. This situation as educationists is worth observing and it gives us an
opportunity to realize that it is our work to help out those children who are unable to give rest to their
minds.
We are fortunate to get this opportunity at the earliest
which demands lot of work with good focus and stability.
otherwise, it is difficult to imagine their future
Teachers participating in the meditation workshops found the process very soothing and meditation
indeed helped them in concentrating better in their classes.
A little feed back from our teachers :
“ When I do meditation, I feel fresh throughout the day. It gives calmness to my mind and it is
increasing my memory. On the whole, it gives strength and patience to the teacher for the
whole day. ”
- Preethi
teacher
“ After a lot of work pressure at home, meditation is giving complete relaxation of body and
mind. I am able to have a good start in the class. I am also having a feeling of full energy and
happiness throughout the day. ”
- Kameswari
teacher
“ On the first day I did not feel anything while doing meditation . From the second day onwards,
however, I could feel mental peace, physical energy and new vigour. I am not feeling tired. ”
- Leelavathi
teacher
“ Meditation helps me to control anger, tension, restlessness and calms me down in my day
to
day busy schedule. ”
- Priya
teacher
“ Meditation gives calmness and rest with peace of mind. ”
- Daphne
teacher
“ Meditation helps me to be fresh with relaxed mind. ”
- Laxmi
teacher
Thanking you,
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Torkom Saraydarian ✤ ✤ ✤ “ meditation ” Meditation is an effort to shift your
Torkom Saraydarian
✤ ✤ ✤
“ meditation ”
Meditation is an effort to shift your
consciousness from lower levels to the
higher levels of mind.
✤ ✤ ✤
Consciousness must penetrate into still higher
levels of the mind until the highest level is achieved.
Those who penetrate into the abstract
levels of mind demonstrate pure idealism
while manifesting practicality in all their
relationships and services. The world of
values and the world of practical concrete
forms become one world. This is why such people
are true leaders.
“ ray energies ”
“ network of communication ”
Through meditation, the network of
communication is established with the lower mind
and the pilgrim can, at will, use both parts of his
mind to achieve balance : using the lower mind to
contact the world of concrete values, problems,
It is important to know that the communication
network built between the mental levels is not one
kind of network. This network generally is built with
mental substance, but in that mental substance
there can exist strands of varying Ray Energies :
and needs of the world
and using the higher
First Ray, Second Ray, Third Ray, and so on. As
the network approaches completion, it becomes
mind to shed light, love, and beauty upon the lower
world to meet its problems.
a Rainbow with the energies of all Seven Rays.
When the communication network is
completed, the whole mental plane works as a
unit.
The perfected Rainbow is a transmitter of Ray
Energies and related zodiacal energies. How
powerful and abundantly creative is the person
whose Rainbow is complete !
“ meditation helps to unify the mind ”
“ foundation for the rainbow ”
Meditation helps to unify the mind and to build
the communication network so that later, when the
human should penetrate into the Spiritual Triad, it
can use the mental mechanism for its creative
work.
Meditation lays the foundation for the building
of the Rainbow and carries on its construction to
completion. The deeper, the more persistent is
your meditation, the more soundly your Rainbow
is built.
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✤ ✤ ✤ Communication lines increase year after year, life after life, until the mental
✤ ✤ ✤
Communication lines increase year after year,
life after life, until the mental plane, as a unified
field of energy, turns into a central station of
contact.
forth recordings stored in deeper and higher
sources which can change the contents of genes
and DNA. This change is caused by energy
currents, visualization, and creative imagination.
“ revitalizing the neurons and genes ”
✤ ✤ ✤
The mental body has many specialized centers
which perform various jobs, such as receiving,
assimilating, and translating the traffic of
impressions coming from higher or lower realms.
These specialized centers are related to specific
neurons which act like programmed diskettes. The
capacity of the ‘ diskette ’ determines the creative
manifestation of the mental currents.
It will one day be possible to form a body which
will live as long as one wants by revitalizing the
cells, neurons, genes, and DNA with advanced
meditation !
Meditation of this caliber even attacks viruses,
microbes, and germs with the laser of the human
soul.
✤ ✤ ✤
The future of humanity does not exist in
✤ ✤ ✤
Meditation not only builds specialized centers
in the mental body, but it also builds and programs
specialized groups of neurons or ‘ diskettes ’ in
the brain. The more evolved is the brain, the greater
medicine or in physics but in meditation, using
visualization, creative imagination, and, in higher
cases, through direct command, to create, to heal
or to destroy.
Through meditation a person can introduce
is its capacity to manifest accurately higher
currents coming from mental centers.
beneficent changes in his genes and DNA by
contacting their prototypes
the permanent atoms
“ a healthy future for man ”
in the etheric, astral, and mental bodies.
Meditation, which helps the brain organize and
✤ ✤ ✤
fuse closer to the mental body, actually prepares
a healthy future for man. Because it is the brain
that manages the health of the body, the more
organized the mind of man is, the greater is his
probability of survival.
A human soul advances, like any cell or
neuron, through specializing himself so that he is
suitable for greater and greater labor.
The process of specialization is carried on
through meditation.
The brain is an independent organ in the sense
that it continues to work, even if the mental body
is suspended. The reason for this is that certain
Through meditation, specialized cells and
neurons are trained and drawn to their right
locations.
neurons are like automatic record/play-back
machines. But the task of meditation is not only to
bring the brain under the full control of the human
soul via the mental body, but is also to erase
certain ‘ diskettes ’ which contain programs
inherited from millions of years of living in the
human or animal kingdoms.
Through meditation, the human soul is
“ building the rainbow bridge ”
Meditation, in building the Rainbow Bridge
between the body, emotions, mental body, and
Spiritual Triad, gives man an opportunity to bring
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specialized and drawn to the location where it will be of greatest service. ✤ ✤
specialized and drawn to the location where it will
be of greatest service.
✤ ✤ ✤
“ begin to live consciously ”
The promotion of a cell or neuron is controlled
by the programming impressed upon the human
soul. This programming continues until the person
begins to live consciously as a self-conscious soul
using his mechanisms as a separate unit. From
this moment onward, the specialization process
of his cells, neurons, and atoms comes under the
conscious control of the human soul through
meditation.
Medicine, in general, is centered around
chemistry and diet. But ideas, dreams, visions,
hope, courage, daring, and heroism are also foods
which create very special chemicals in our
system ! Meditation increases a pro-survival
chemistry in our system !
“ space medicine ”
“ graduation ”
Through meditation
the lower atoms, cells,
and neurons graduate, take initiations, and serve
in greater capacity in the whole mechanism.
Space medicine is becoming a reality. Through
meditation, the human soul absorbs elements in
space which are not composed of matter but are
composed of mental or intuitional substances. By
absorbing such elements through meditation, the
human soul creates chemical compounds in the
body which help the body survive in unbelievable
conditions.
“ learn to meditate ”
✤ ✤ ✤
This is what we call the process of
transmutation, transformation, and transfiguration
as far as the personality is concerned. After that,
the process of resurrection begins to penetrate
into intuitional, atmic, and monadic levels and build
the subtle mechanism through which the human
soul contacts a greater universe.
It is important for people to learn to meditate
and enrich their spheres with good thoughts, good
emotions, and joy if they want to live a happier life.
All of this is possible through the science of
meditation.
material excerpted from the book “ Dynamics of The Soul ” by Torkom Saraydarian
published by T.S.G. Publishing Foundation, Inc
grateful acknowledgements
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Suniti Sharma NEW DELHI I am Suniti Sharma. I was born and brought up in
Suniti Sharma
NEW DELHI
I am Suniti Sharma.
I was born and brought up in
Delhi in an educated, reputed and
respected family with a thoroughly
enjoyable childhood.
Jammu, I got the darshan of maa durga on the
way itself and the high fever lasting for ten days
vanished with no traces of weakness
whatsoever !
✤ ✤ ✤
However, I was longing for something more
✤ ✤ ✤
Despite being married in a respectable family
of Doctors and having three beautiful children, a
post graduate degree in obstetrics and
I didn’t know what it was. I was experiencing lot of
restlessness, etc.
I
like
was having many interests in various fields
giving health programmes on Doordarhsan,
gynaecologist by profession
and having a decent
opportunities to perform in telefilms
I was a good
government job with Indian Railways
yet, I was
painter
teaching pranic healing in my medical
leading more or less a mechanical life and kept
feeling something ‘ missing ’.
profession for holistic treatment of the patients etc.
yet, there was an emptiness in life.
I wasn’t a very spiritual person
deeply religious.
yet, I was
✤ ✤ ✤
In the year 1984, the first seeds of spirituality
✤ ✤ ✤
were sown by Brahmarshi Patriji
whom I had
Apart from a couple of experiences in the
known as ‘ bucchi uncle ’ (his pet-name in his family),
childhood, which had lot of impact as a child, I
used often to play as a ‘ Child Krishna ’ in the lush
green gardens in my dreams. Once, ‘ Hanuman ’
showed me the exam paper of Hindi two hours
who introduced so many new words in my
vocabulary of spirituality !
✤ ✤ ✤
before the schedule in my dream
as I was too
I learnt so many new terms like ‘ silver-cord ’,
sick to go for exams and it was Board
examination.
‘ astral body ’, ‘ astral world ’, various other bodies
of ours, explanation about ‘ phantom limb ’
all of which I found very fascinating and my first
✤ ✤ ✤
session lasted from 11 pm. in the night to 5 am. in
Once while going to Vaishnodevi temple in
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with my friend Dr. Sudha Koduri Patriji. elder sister of ear “ do meditation ”,
with my friend Dr. Sudha Koduri
Patriji.
elder sister of
ear
“ do meditation ”, I started getting restless
as to :
✤ ✤ ✤
In the year 1996, my restlessness increased
to such a pitch that I started desperately to pine
for my guru. When the student is ripe to start on
the spiritual path the guru himself makes an
appearance ! And, for me, it happened in a
dramatic way !
✤ ✤ ✤
I was longing to reach India and home and the
day I reached
I sat in the ‘ pooja room ’ of my
✤ ✤ ✤
house with eyes closed with all the questions in
One fine day, while I was resting in the duty
room of the hospital where I was working, while
reading the book of Vivekananda on Raja Yoga,
something compelled me to look sideways and lo
my mind
to get some direction
and lo and
behold
again
it was Sai Baba over the third eye screen
dictating me many things about the future
and said “ You will soon get help for meditation ”.
and behold
none other than Sai Baba sitting and
✤ ✤ ✤
smiling on the sofa was lying there ! It was 28 th
October 1996, I was puzzled and elated and it
lasted for about forty five seconds !
Shortly, Patriji happened to come to Delhi and
I happened to come in contact with him after a
long gap of fourteen years
and the super
✤ ✤ ✤
I did not talk about this to anyone but then there
were so many things, experiences, dreams
specialist in the science of meditation taught me
the correct way of meditation !
✤ ✤ ✤
happening one after the other in my life
I knew
intuitively that I was heading for ‘ something ’ !
The impact of his words was so powerful
it
stays on with me till today ! His inspirational
Since then, there was no looking back on the
onward inner journey.
statement was : “ Once you know about the final
goal of your life
why not try to achieve it first and
Within a week of that, I had another experience
then live life king-size ! ”
at Mumbai where I had gone for a conference. The
last day of my stay there it was midnight
I was
✤ ✤ ✤
sleeping
yet, I was awakened by a bright golden
His method of teaching was very simple,
white light all around ! And here again
I saw Sai
calming, soothing
yet very concrete and
Baba sitting by my bedside
and he told me so
many things, which he said would unfold over
time !
effective. Although the impact was very strong, I
discontinued meditation after about six months,
as I could not spare more time due to the job and
family responsibilities.
✤ ✤ ✤
Another five months, I happened to go for a
✤ ✤ ✤
workshop to U.S.A. and Canada
wherein, apart
from many significant happenings, throughout the
six weeks tour I had just two words ringing in my
However, I continued communion with Sai Baba
and during meditation there was an ushering of
visions of great beings like Buddha, Shiva,
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Hanuman, Einstein, Jesus Christ, Lord Krishna, etc. The experience is as live in me, now,
Hanuman, Einstein, Jesus Christ, Lord Krishna,
etc.
The experience is as live in me, now, as it was
nine years back !
I also happened to have the glimpse of my
previous birth as a monastic in a Himalyan cave.
✤ ✤ ✤
✤ ✤ ✤
Another time, during meditation, I saw the
purification process being done on me in four
stages, each one on a different day of meditation.
One fine day, while in meditation, I saw a long
fair hand coming towards my forehead and it
touched with the thumb which turned into a flame
in my inner gaze and I was engulfed in a feeling of
heat and tingling sensation in the physical body at
the ajna chakra. Slowly, the flame transformed into
I saw hundreds of Masters sitting and chanting
together in a strong vibrating repetitive omkar
around the havan kund, which was a flame and I
saw myself standing in the havan kund with no
feeling of pain at all.
a live Shirdi Sai
which stayed for full nine days
of navratri. It was such a very blissful feeling ! I
could not see anything else without first seeing
My Beloved Sai with eyes open
and like a pasted
photo on my third eye screen in my inner gaze
I had the vision continuously for full nine days.
On the tenth day (which happens to be his maha samadhi
day), I saw him getting up from his stone throne
and walking up to a garden and he sat under a
tree on a bench and I had the wonderful darshan
of Sai Trinity.
After a few days, the next stage was shown
where-in, my half body being black turning to grey.
The next stage was that whole body turned into
ashes collection in the havan kund as a heap of
ashes and the final one it was shown that Sai Baba
was sitting by that side of havan kund and was
saying : “ all your old samskaras have been
burnt ” and he blessed me with his smile !
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One very frequent vision I used to have was
the whole third eye screen would turn into a liquid
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metal which would take the shape of Shirdi Sai Baba and melting back again into
metal which would take the shape of Shirdi Sai
Baba and melting back again into formless. I would
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often see a tall fair figure of Shirdi Sai
mixed
While walking on this path, one will find peace
and calmness on one side and simultaneously
amidst crowds in a market-place or so and then
disappearing.
restlessness of another type
the other side !
spiritual type
on
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My second phase of meditation started some
months back when I was desperately feeling that
my inner progress had come to a standstill for
almost an year.
With meditation, I feel increase in awareness,
expansion of consciousness, clarity of thoughts
and intuitive wisdom.
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Throughout this inner journey, I was constantly
I was really begging The Almighty for help and
once again Patriji was there to give me a big jolt
and push, after a gap of another nine years which
was very much required ! Thus, materializing my
vision of sitting inside a pyramid which was tied in
the form of a gift from top with a calm feeling of
home-coming with a light hearted feeling. It was a
gift from above indeed !
helped in various ways
like meeting the right
type of people and reading the right type of
inspirational books.
I was fortunate to read
Shivananda,
Vivekananda, Sai literature, Ramakrishna
Paramhansa, YSS literature by Paramhansa
Yogananda
other New Age spiritual books as
suggested by Mr. Sai Kumar Reddy, and my friend
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Dr. Sudha.
Meditation changed my life dramatically ! A
sharp turn indeed
inwardly. I now understand
the meaning of meditation. It means to unwind
The first book to start with was “ Autobiography
of a Yogi ” by Paramahansa Yogananda, back in
the year 1983, given by none other than Patriji !
oneself back to the core
and recognizing the all
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powerful SELF. And, in that unwinding, you will face
so many ups and downs in the form of obstacles.
I do have an intense desire to inspire people
towards the benefits of meditation, relying on their
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As my understanding was unfolding, many
inner energies instead of depending wholly on
medication.
things became absolutely clear ! Obstacles do
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occur in this path
because of past negative
karma. However, because of meditation, there is
a clear shortening of karmic negativity. Many births
do get compressed into a couple of births
perhaps ! May be, the present life time will even
I thank a million times The Almighty, which is
within me
Unseen Power called God
for giving
me continuous help and special thanks to my
enlightened teacher
Patriji
for the help, for
become the
‘ last one ’ !
accomplishing the tenuous journey of myself to
my SELF !
Suniti Sharma
251-6B-P.K. Road - Railway Officer’s Enclave - New Delhi - 55
ph : 0 98992 20398
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David R. Hawkins Dr. David Hawkins is an author, mystic, spiritual teacher, and psychiatrist in
David R. Hawkins
Dr. David Hawkins is an author, mystic, spiritual teacher, and psychiatrist in Sedona.
Arizona. Dr. Hawkins is a proponent of using ‘ applied kinesiology ’ to calibrate the
consciousness level of ideas, things, and people. He directs the Institute for Advanced
Spiritual Research.
The objectives of Dr. Hawkins’ research and teaching are to facilitate spiritual
understanding and to confirm the reality of spiritual truth in the individual as well as
society.
His unique spiritual journey
in his own words
vs Force ” published in the year 1987.
excerpted from the book “ Power
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We become healthy, as well as wealthy, by
being wise !
endorphins and have a tonic effect on all of the
organs
adverse stimuli release adrenaline,
what is wisdom ?
It’s the result of aligning with high-power
attractor patterns.
which suppresses immune response and
instantaneously causes both weakness and even
breakdown of specific organs, depending on the
nature of the stimulus.
“ attractors create context ! ”
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In essence, this means that one’s motive,
which arises from the principles that one is
committed to, determines one’s capacity to
understand and, therefore, gives significance to
one’s actions.
“ alignment with principle ”
The effect of a alignment with principle is never
This clinical phenomenon forms the basis for
such treatments as chiropractic, acupuncture,
reflexology, and many others. These therapies,
however, are usually designed to correct the
results of an energy imbalance, but unless the
basic attitude that’s causing the energy imbalance
is corrected, the illness tends to return.
more
striking
than
in
its
physiological
“ self-help groups ”
consequences.
Vibrant health follows alignment with high-
energy attractor patterns
alignment with weak
patterns results in disease. That this syndrome is
specific and predictable, and can be proven
through a demonstration meeting the scientific
criterion of 100 percent replicability, is a fact that
by now is familiar.
People by the millions in self-help groups have
demonstrated that health and recovery from the
entire gamut of human behavioral problems and
illnesses comes as a result of adopting attitudes
correlated with high-energy attractor patterns
that is spiritual.
“ positive attitudes ”
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The human central nervous system clearly has
an exquisitely sensitive capacity to differentiate
between life supportive and life destructive
patterns. High-power attractor energy patterns,
which make the body go strong, release brain
Generally speaking, physical and mental
soundness are attendant upon positive attitudes,
whereas poor physical and mental health are
associated with such negative attitudes as
resentment, jealousy, hostility, self-pity, fear,
anxiety, and the like.
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In the field of psychoanalysis, positive attitudes are called ‘ welfare emotions ’, and the
In the field of psychoanalysis, positive attitudes
are called ‘ welfare emotions ’, and the negative
ones are called ‘ emergency emotions ’.
“ attitudes stem from positions ”
Chronic immersion in emergency emotions
results in ill-health and a gross weakening of one’s
personal power.
Challenges on the job can result in stimulation
or anxiety, depending on whether one’s supervisor
is perceived to be a ‘ teacher ’ or an ‘ ogre ’.
Our attitudes stem from our positions, and our
positionality has to do with motive and context.
“ seek good company ! ”
How does one overcome negative attitudes so
as to avoid this deterioration of power and health?
According to the overall way that we interpret the
meaning of events, the same situation may be
tragic or comic. In the choice of attitude
one
Clinical observation indicates that the patient
must reach a decision
a sincere desire for
chooses between anabolic endorphins or catabolic
adrenaline.
change allows one to seek higher attractor energy
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patterns in their various expressions.
For instance, one doesn’t get over pessimism
by associating with cynics
the popular idea that
you’re defined by the company you keep does have
It would be foolish to claim that the only impacts
on our health are those originating internally, for
impersonal elements of the physical world can
also increase or decrease our strength.
some clinical basis.
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“ you get it by osmosis ! ”
Attractor patterns tend to
dominate any field
thus, all that’s
really necessary is to expose
oneself to a high-energy field and
one’s inner attitudes will
spontaneously begin to change.
Synthetics, plastics, artificial
coloring, preservatives,
insecticides, and artificial
sweetener etc., make the body go
weak
whereas substances that
This is a well-known
phenomenon among self-help
are pure, organic, or made by
human hands tend to make us go
strong. Organic vitamin C, is far
superior to chemically produced.
groups
it’s reflected in the
saying, “Just bring the body to the
meeting ”. If you merely expose
yourself to the influence of higher
patterns, they begin to ‘ rub off ’, or, as it’s been
“ acceptance and
compassion ”
It’s a foible of human nature to
stoutly defend an established position despite
said, “ You get it by osmosis ”.
overwhelming evidence against it
the only
“ all stress is internally generated ! ”
Traditional medicine generally holds that stress
is the cause of many human disorders and
illnesses. The problem with this diagnosis is that
it doesn’t accurately address the source of the
stress. It looks to blame external circumstances,
without realizing that all stress is internally
generated by one’s attitudes. It isn’t life’s events,
but one’s reaction to them, that activates the
symptoms of stress.
healthy way to deal with such lack of
recognition is acceptance. Once we really
understand the human condition we’ll feel
compassion where we once might have felt
condemnation.
Compassion is one of the highest of all of
the energy attractor power patterns. Our
capacity to understand, forgive, and accept
is directly linked to our personal health.
material excerpted from the book “ Power VS Force ” by David R. Hawkins
published by Hay House, Inc
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Dr. Michael Newton Dr. Michael Newton, is a world renowned hypnotherapist. He is a member
Dr. Michael Newton
Dr. Michael Newton, is a world renowned hypnotherapist. He is a member of the American
Counselling Association. He has been on the faculty for higher educational institutions as
a teacher while active in private practice in Los Angeles. Dr. Newton developed his own
age regression techniques in order to effectively take hypnosis subjects beyond their past
life memories to a more meaningful soul experience between lives.
In 1998, he received the annual award from the “ Most Unique Contribution ” in bridging
mind, body and spirit from the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists. He
is now residing in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California.
A few excerpts from his book “Journey of Souls ”
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“ journey back home ”
Group placement is determined by soul level.
After physical death, a soul’s journey back home
ends with debarkation into the space reserved for
their own colony, as long as they are not a very
young soul or isolated for other reasons.
The souls represented in these cluster groups
are intimate old friends who have about the same
awareness level.
“ a soul cluster group ”
When people in trance speak of being part of
a soul cluster group, they are talking about a small
primary unit of entities who have direct and
frequent contact, such as we would see in a
human family.
Peer members have a sensitivity to each other
which is far beyond our conception on Earth.
“ spiritual ponds ”
Secondary groups of souls are arranged in the
form of a community support groups which is
much less intimate with one another.
Larger secondary groups of entities are made
up of giant sets of primary clusters as lily pads in
one pond.
Spiritual ponds appear to be endless ! Within
these ponds, I have never heard of a secondary
group estimated at less than a thousand souls.
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It is rare for me to find souls involved with each
other in any meaningful way who are members of
two different secondary groups, because the
number of souls is so great it is not necessary.
“ inner circle ”
The smaller sub-group primary clusters vary
in number, containing anywhere from three to
twenty-five souls.
The average assemblage is around fifteen,
which is called the Inner Circle.
Any working contact between members of
different cluster groups is governed by the lessons
to be learned during an incarnation.
This may be due to a past life connection, or
the particular identity trait of the souls involved.
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Soul acquaintanceships between members of
different cluster groups usually involve peripheral
roles in life on Earth. An example would be a high
school classmate who was once a close friend,
but who you now see only at class reunions.
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The many primary group clusters which make
up one secondary group seem to have sporadic
relationships, or no contact at all between clusters.
Members of the same cluster group are closely
united for all eternity. These tightly-knit clusters
are often composed of like-minded souls with
common objectives which they continually work
out with each other. Usually they choose lives
together as relatives and close friends during their
incarnations on Earth.
material excerpted from the book “Journey of Souls ” by Michael Newton
published by Llewellyn Publications St. Paul, Minnesota
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Rasha Rasha is a healer, channel, and author, who has served as a conduit of
Rasha
Rasha
is a healer, channel, and author, who has served as a conduit of divine
guidance since 1987. She has dedicated herself to addressing the profound spiritual
awakening that is a hallmark of these times.
February, 1998, Rasha received the teachings from “ One-ness”. A few excerpts from
“ One-ness”
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“ radical transformation ”
transformational journey in physical form and to
have the experience of physical ascension.
The world as you know it will undergo radical
transformations in the times to come !
“ current infants ”
For the world as you know it to be is, in fact,
dematerializing in the wake of the momentum that
is driving all creation.
“ significant shift ”
The beings now in their physical infancy will
exhibit abilities that would have been considered
most unusual, not long ago. These beings are
incarnating fully equipped to cope in a world that
neither you nor they have seen, as yet.
The changes are taking form in subtle
increments. And, often, one does not even notice
that a significant shift has occurred. But, from the
perspective of a broader vision, one will be able
to look back upon these times with wonderment.
And those of you who will have retained your
physical form will have fascinating stories to tell
as to how these changes came to be !
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It will be a natural condition of humanness to
become telepathic, not only with other humans
but also with other life forms and with other
dimensional forms of existence. The phenomenon
of channeling will come to be considered
commonplace.
“ an act of courage ”
Your willingness to be in physical form during
these changes is an act of courage. For, it would
have been far easier to wait until the dust had
settled and simply manifest into more favorable
circumstances ! You, who read these words, are
among those who chose to experience the
The very young amongst you know this
instinctively and will demonstrate far less attraction
to the otherworldly and the unexplained than do
present adult generations.
The very young will be absorbed in the wonder
of being alive and with their formidable skills in
manipulating their reality to produce what they
want to experience.
material excerpted from the book “ One-ness ” by Rasha
published by Jodere Group, San Diego, California
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PYRAMID MASTERS SHOULD … 1 Meditate in the right way i.e., 2 Anapanasati, and teach
PYRAMID MASTERS SHOULD …
1
Meditate in the right way
i.e.,
2
Anapanasati,
and teach everyone
this same way of Anapanasati.
Read right spiritual books,
e.g.,books by Osho, Rampa,
Castaneda, Jane Roberts, Annie
Besant, Deepak Chopra, Brian
Weiss, Sylvia Browne etc.
3
Exchange meditational experiences
and life-wisdom with everyone.
4
Spend
much time
every day
in
silence.
5
Utilise full moon and new moon
nights for meditation.
6 Utilise
pyramid
power
for
meditation, as much as possible.
7
Give-up medicines; only
meditational energy heals.
8
Never
eat
meat;
no
eggs
!
Eat according to need, not
according to greed.
9
Spend much time in environments
of pure nature e.g., forests etc.
10
Never indulge in ‘ spiritual ’ clothing,
or ‘ sacred ’ body marks.
11
Impart meditation training to children,
right from their early child-hood.
12
Learn to live as Masters and never
as disciples.
13
Reject
money
exchanges
in
meditation-training programs.
14 Not indulge in the worship of idols, or
worship of Living Masters.
15
Solve all individual personal problems
using own meditational strength.
16
Enjoy normal family lives, and give
joy to all other beings.
17
Establish Meditation Centres in
all villages, towns and cities.
18
Publish meditational experiences and
personal spiritual transformation.
www .pss .org
www . pss . org
www .pss .org
Let’s establish Vegetarianism and Anapanasati
on a global scale
at the earliest possible time !
PYRAMID SPIRITUAL SOCIETIES , INDIA