Who Speaks Inside You?

I thought of differentiating the words from our Mind and Heart, to know our Self better and listen more to our heart. Here are the…

Words from the Mind/Ego – Source of Ignorance

“I am the Mind”
“I am the Body”
“I am Superior / Inferior, He/She is Superior / Inferior”
“I know everything”
“I want this, I want that, I want…”
“I hate…”
“It belongs to me, it’s mine”
“I am always right, it’s not my mistake”
“It’s your fault, you did wrong”

Words from the Soul/Heart – Source of True Knowledge

“I am Divine Soul”
“We All are One”
“Nothing belongs to me”
“I want nothing, I am happy with what I have”
“I am True in my words and deeds”
“I Love and Respect All”
“I want to Help others selflessly”
“All is Good, everything happens for a good reason”
“I am Divine Bliss”

Hope it helps a bit… 🙂

The Manifestation Process – The Physics of the Divine

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By Dr. Jessie Mercay
posted by Ganesh

“The Self unfolds Itself, by Itself, for its Self” – Bhagavad Gita

The crux of Vastu Science and Technology is the manifestation process called Vastureva Vaastu and the application of those principles to poetry, dance, music and architecture. The same principles apply in terms of the manifestation process regarding architecture, sculpture, music, poetry and dance.

Vastureva Vaastu simply means unmanifest pure potential Energy (Vastu) turning itself into material form (Vaastu). This the technical meaning of the term Pranava, With the understanding of this process and the simultaneous yet successive manner in which it occurs, one comes to fully realize that Vastu is Vaastu. Pure Consciousness, Brahman, is the same as the material world and the material world is the same as Pure Consciousness, Brahman. There really is no distinction between manifest and unmanifest. There is no distinction between an individual and consciousness itself.

Patanjali, in his yoga sutras, recommends that a seeker perform dharna (concentration), dhyan (contemplation), and samadhi (deep meditation) on the distinction between Intellect (representing manifest) and Soul (representing unmanifest) and he or she will experience an awakening. That awakening comes because eventually over time one realizes that, as pointed out by Mayan, there is no distinction between Intellect and Soul. They are one and the same. Everything in the manifest world is nothing but consciousness. When that awareness becomes a permanent experience then the goal of life is realized. The study and application of Vastu Science is a path to that realization because understanding and experiencing Vastureva Vaastu on a very deep level promotes the understanding and experience that All is One.

“… forms produced by the application of Vaastu Science are the forms of the Spirit/Soul…” – Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati

The following diagram, created by Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati, depicts the process of Vastu becoming Vaastu – potential energy transforming into kinetic energy. While at first the process may seem complicated, as you read on you will find that it is in actuality simple and elegant. As you read, know that this process is occurring every nano second within your own Self. Read with an open heart and open mind. That openness will create deep and profound understanding that you will find to be trans-formative.

 Reference

Fabric of The Universe: The Origins, Implications, and Applications of Vastu Science By Jessie J. Mercay. Text and diagrams, with permission, from Dr. Jessie Mercay, Fabric of the Universe, aumscience.com/wordpress. For any questions please visit http://www.aumscience.com.

Thought-Transference or Telepathy

What is the possible medium through which thoughts can travel from one mind to another? The best possible explanation is that mind-substance fills all space like ether and it serves as the vehicle for thoughts, ether is the vehicle for heat, light and electricity, and air is the vehicle for sound. Mind is all-pervading like Sky. Hence, thought-transference is possible. Thought-transference is telepathy.

If we throw a piece of stone in a tank or a pool of water, it will produce a succession of concentric waves traveling all around from the affected place. The light of a candle will similarly give rise to waves of ethereal vibrations traveling in all directions from the candle. In the same manner, when a thought, whether good or evil, crosses the mind of a person, it gives rise to vibrations in the Mind or mental atmosphere, which travel far and wide in all directions.

While electricity travels at the rate of 1,86,000 miles per second, thoughts virtually travel in no time, their speed being as much faster than electricity as their vehicle Mind is finer than ether, the medium of electricity.

Know Your Thoughts

Thoughts are like things. Just as you hand over an orange to your friend and take it back, so also you can give a useful, powerful thought to your friend and take it back also. You must know the right technique to handle and manipulate a thought. The science is very interesting and subtle. You can aid a friend in trouble by sending him thoughts of comfort, a friend in search of Truth by thoughts clear and definite of the truths you know. You can send into the mental atmosphere thoughts which will raise, purify and inspire all who are sensible to them.

If you send out a loving, helpful thought to another man, it leaves your brain, goes directly to that man, raises a similar thought of love in his mind and returns back to you with redoubled force. If you send out a thought of hatred to another man, it hurts that man and hurts you also by returning back to you with redoubled force. Therefore, understand the laws of thought, raise only thoughts of mercy, love and kindness from your mind and be happy always.

Guide Your Thoughts

When you send out a useful thought to help others, it must have a definite, positive purpose and aim. Then only it will bring out the desired effect. Then only that thought will accomplish a definite work.

Just as the flowing river brings joy and coolness to those who live on its banks, so also your strong thoughts of love and peace must flow out as a healing stream to bring solace, peace and glee to those persons whose minds are filled with care, worry, anxiety, tribulation, affliction, etc.

Even some good matured householders entertain some occasional good thoughts and send out into the world some helpful thoughts. This is not sufficient for an aspirant in the path of Truth. A continuous stream of helpful thoughts must gush out from his mind. It must be a perennial, healing stream of loving, helpful thoughts. He must be able to charge groups of twenty persons, masses of hundreds and thousands with love, joy and cheerfulness. He must stir them with a mere glance and a few sweet, powerful words into enthusiasm, high spirits and exalted moods and exhilaration. That is spiritual strength, will-force or soul-power.

 
Reference

Mind – Its Mysteries and Control by Sri Swami Sivananda

Is Thought Contagious?

Thought is very contagious, nay, more contagious than any Flu. It actually leaves the brain and hovers about. It enters the brains of others also. A sympathetic thought in you raises a sympathetic thought in others with whom you come in contact. A thought of anger produces a similar vibration in those who surround an angry man. A cheerful thought produces cheerful thought in others. A thought of joy creates sympathetically a thought of joy in others. We are filled with joy and intense delight when we see a batch of hilarious children playing happily and dancing in joy. So be happy and spread the happiness around the world! 🙂

Like Attracts Like

The great law, “Like attracts like” is ever operating. This is a great cosmic law. This is a law in nature. This law operates in the thought world also. People of similar thoughts are attracted towards each other. That is the reason why the maxims run as follows: “Birds of the same feather flock together… A man is known by the company he keeps.” A doctor is drawn towards a doctor. A poet has attraction for another poet. A philosopher likes another philosopher. The mind has got a ‘drawing power‘. You are continually attracting towards you, from both the seen and the unseen sides of life-forces, thoughts, influences and conditions most akin to those of your own thoughts and lives.

In the realm of thought, people of similar thoughts are attracted to one another. This universal law is continually operating whether we are conscious of it or not. We are all living, so to speak, in a vast ocean of thought; and the very atmosphere around us is continually filled with the thought-forces that are being continually sent or that are continually going out in the form of thought-waves. We are all affected more or less by these thought-forces either consciously or unconsciously and in the degree that we are more or less sensitively organized or in the degree we are negative and so are open to outside influences, rather than positive, which thus determine what influences shall enter into the domain of our thoughts and hence into our lives.

Carry any kind of thought you please about with you and so long as you retain it, no matter how you roam over land or sea, you will unceasingly attract to yourself, knowingly or inadvertently, exactly and only what corresponds to your own dominant quality of thought. Thoughts are your private property and you can regulate them to suit your taste entirely by steadily recognizing your ability to do so. You have entirely in your own hands to determine the order of thought you entertain and consequently the order of influences you attract and are not mere willowy creatures of circumstances, unless indeed you choose to be.

Good Thoughts vs Evil Thoughts

A good thought is thrice blessed. First, it benefits the thinker by improving his mental body. Secondly, it benefits the person about whom it is entertained. Lastly, it benefits all mankind by improving the general mental atmosphere.

An evil thought, on the contrary, is thrice cursed. First, it harms the thinker by doing injury to his mental body. Secondly, it harms the person who is its object. Lastly, it harms all mankind by vitiating the whole mental atmosphere.

Thoughts are your own real children. Be careful of your progeny of thoughts. A good son brings happiness, name and fame to the father. An evil son brings infamy, discredit to his father. Even so, a noble thought will bring happiness and joy to you. An evil thought will bring misery and trouble to you. Just as you rear up your children with great care, so also you will have to rear up good, sublime thoughts with great care.

 
Reference

Mind – Its Mysteries and Control by Sri Swami Sivananda

Why do we Greet / Salute / Bow to each other or God?

The Indian way of greeting, Namaskar (Namaste, Vanakkam, Namaskaram, Swagatham, etc) by joining the hands together is can be seen around the world. The joining of hands at the level of the heart symbolically signifies the greeting from the Heart/Soul. Both hands join together at the palms straight across the chest signifies a salute from the Soul, or a welcome from the Heart.

The two palms are placed together in front of the chest and the head bows whilst saying the word Vanakkam/Namaste. This greeting is for all, that is, both younger and elder people. This is understood as prostration but it actually refers to paying homage as we do today when we greet each other with a Vanakkam/Namaste.

Vanakkam or Namaste could be just a casual or formal greeting, a cultural convention or an act of worship. However there is much more to it than meets the eye. In Sanskrit namah + te = Namaste. It means – I bow to you – my greetings, salutations or prostration to you. Namaha can also be literally interpreted as “na ma” (not mine). It has a spiritual significance of negating or reducing one’s ego in the presence of another.

The real meeting between people is the meeting of their Souls. When we greet another, we do so with Vanakkam/Namaste, which means, “May our soul’s meet” indicated by the folded palms placed before the chest. The bowing down of the head is a gracious form of extending friendship in love and humility.

There are other interpretations of the symbolism, like the right hand representing higher nature and the left, lower nature, and the joining signifying the meeting of the two natures to form a single mind of the person. Some others interpret it as a greeting from one mind to another also. Some others say that it signifies, “I bow to the God in you” or “I bow to you” or “My Soul bows to your Soul” – Like this, the interpretations for the symbolism of the NAMASKAR is different for different regions and different beliefs.

The Spiritual meaning is even deeper. The life force, the divinity, the Self or the GOD in me is the same in all. Recognizing this oneness with the meeting of the palms, we salute with head bowed the Divinity in the person we meet. That is why sometimes, we close our eyes as we do Vanakkam/Namaste to a revered person or the GOD – as if to look within.

In Yogic Science, the five fingers represent the five elements – this is best expressed in Mudras. Mudras are very common in various dance systems like Bharatha Natiyam, Kathakali and Kuchipudi. One can find various Gods and Goddesses assuming some mudra or the other. Even Lord Jesus Christ is often depicted in India with his right hand in Pran Mudra. In Mudras, Namaste or Vanakkam or Namaskar is known as Anjali Mudra. Anjali Mudra increases the peace and poise of the person practicing it.

The significance of the five fingers is that Thumb stands for Fire energy (which is why we have the thumbs up sign for success or victory), Index finger stands for Air energy, Middle finger stands for Space/Sky, the Ring finger stands for Earth energy (another reason for putting the ring on this finger) and the Little finger stands for Water energy.

The true meaning of Namaskar is the neutralization of all the energies by bringing both the hands together so that each finger of one hand touches the corresponding finger of the other hand, to denote that the person does not have any powerful positive/negative energies to affect the other person. Thus, it is a true gesture of friendship and welcome.

Vanakkam/Namaste to all the visitors, followers and knowledge seekers! 🙂


Reference

1. http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/7/16554_space.html
2. http://omsmusings.wordpress.com/