why I made this site private

↧ deutsch unten ⇊ Dear visitor, there is an abstract aspect to spirituality when the heart opens and we realise that we all are one.Then one inevitably becomes the alter-ego of the surrounding, taking on their worries and trying to offset their imbalances and misconceptions. Unfortunately in my longterm experience I learned that interaction with …

Help Beirut, the Lebanon, and yourself in one instance!

Watch this imdepressive post of pix made by a Lebanese herself: https://maylynno.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/beirut-the-aftermath-i/https://maylynno.wordpress.com/2020/08/11/beirut-the-aftermath-iihttps://maylynno.wordpress.com/2020/08/13/beirut-the-aftermath-iii/ You know the explotion-tragedy - the embedded videos are just for the ones who normaly stay away from news. Here 4 vids which sum it up in a nutshell: https://youtu.be/knST8bn5LLw?start=117&end=279 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2Wo1t3OqX0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0I7Qg3_yLc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEpFyE_ED7M As if this is not tragic enough, that disaster may …

Compassion

As you can see in the bitter comments in social networks, politics brings out the worst in people, because their dogmatic concepts overwrite their ability to see with the heart. https://youtu.be/PX9reO3QnUA?start=17 trump in 2015 Unfortunately when a leader does allow and promote aggression, the lowest minds instantly take it as a permission-splip to let go …

Gerade sitzen und Gott

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Kurs 1 Fangen wir ganz von Vorne mit der Haltung an: (Originaltext von Yogi Bhajan immer unverändert und türkis hinterlegt) POSITION: Sitze mit einem geraden Rücken ( entweder mit gekreuzten Beinen oder in einem Stuhl mit den Füßen flach auf dem Boden ) … Warum gerade sitzen? Es gibt eine Korrelation des …

The Sodarshan Chakra-Lineage from Maharishi Kartikeya, via Dhirendra Brahmachari to Yogi Bhajan and why this kriya is not one YB made up

This was my subjective answer when someone doubted whether Yogi Bhajan just made up Sodarshan Chakra Kriya. First: In case you haven’t seen Deslippe's talks: Two of them are below (and I only have seen the first which I found very interesting - the same as in his paper but reassuring) Philip Deslippe presents a …

The elemental bonus cards

Now the biggest problem in working on a persistant practice of 40,90,120 or even 1000 days, are the multiple failures which occur, and the annoyance that you have to start all over again. What helps as a comfort is that your meditation was not in vain, and whilst you might have failed to accomplish the …

Der Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Kurs

Was Sodarshan Chakra Kriya so speziell macht, ist, dass es ein spirituelles Konzentrat ist, was mehr Resultate hervorbringt, als eine durchschnittliche Meditation der gleichen Länge;weshalb diese Übung sowohl für Menschen mit wenig Zeit, als auch für diejenigen mit starken Aspirationen, ideal ist.Im Gegensatz zu normalerweise gestückelten vielen kleinen Yogaübungen, ist,dies eine einzige Übung, die sowohl …

The ultimate Sodarshan Chakra Kriya compilation

{deutscher Kurs hier} [My portrait made by Frank Ulmer] What does make Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK) special is that it is a spiritual concentrate which does yield more results than an average meditation of the same length. That does make it appealing for people with little time as well as those with strong aspirations.In opposition …

If you reach a spiritual impasse and have difficulties practicing meditation and yoga

You can get yourself a book called "Meditation and Spiritual Life" by Swami Yatiswarananda. It will guide you through all difficulties and dangers in spiritual life. It contains much more than what is shared in these videos below: this advice will protect you 1.mp4this advice will protect you 2.mp4this advice will protect you 3.mp4this advice …

Distinguishing different themes into different blogs

Dear readers, I realised that this is not fitting anymore if I run a blog associated with a specific meditation and then only have followers who don't actually practice it. Hence I unsubscribe all of you tomorrow, except for the mystical blogwriter inner peace who did resubscribe after I deleted all the first time around. …

Tor zu einer anderen Welt

Portrait-photo von Frank Ulmer {english course here} Du stehst inmitten eines chaotischen Großstadt-Treibens. Um Dich rum Menschen in Hektik mit Virenschutzmasken, entfernt hörst Du Krawalle, Explosionen, Krankenwagen und spürst eine Grundnervosität. Hinter Dir ist das Haus "3HO" aus dem Yoga-studenten ein-und ausgehen, um sich danach energetisiert erneut in den Trubel zu stürzen. Vor Dir ist …

Gate to another world

{deutscher Kurs hier} [My portrait made by Frank Ulmer] You are standing in the middle of a chaotic city-action. Around you are frantic people wearing virus-masks and in the distance you hear turmoil, explosions and ambulances. You pick up the basic nervosity of the zeitgeist. Behind you is a house called "3HO" with entering and …

A summary of Buddhist meditations

Since the subject of meditation is less clear than I anticipated I decided to sum up a description of a Buddhist to save you 1 1/2 hours of listening. The core of the Buddha's way to liberation consists in the practice of meditation It was by meditation that the Buddha reached enlightenment himself and it …

We fool ourselves much more than we would like to admit

Do you remember having had an argument and both sides got worked up about something one of both supposedly said or not? This is so common and unfortunately, regardless how clever we are, here are two indications how many lacks we all have in our consicousness. Here is a short film about how we blank …

Are you intelligent AND also patient?

Lots of people use stupidity as an excuse for laziness or not caring,but there also are many very clever people who lack the patience to work out something.Both kinds of people don't accomplish anything significant. It takes a combination of intelligence and focus to be a genius - or as Goethe used to say it: …

What does meditation mean for you ?

For an ongoing discussion with a philosophy teacher who did define meditation as super-consciousness, I looked up the most rudimentary definitions of the pragmatic Wikipedians:a.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meditation (points 1 - 6)b.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhyana_in_Hinduism (points 7 - 11.3)c.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhyāna_in_Buddhism (points 11.4 - 13) "a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the …

The subtle violations insensitive people cause

There is always the talk about violations against women by physical force,much underrepresented are the third of more abstract violations against men,but I would like to address a much more subtle aspect of aggression we all have to endure: The violations insensitive people cause by simply not being aware of the more subtle realm of …

Consp1racy, Co2, Coronaviru3

Since there is a lot of (social network) turmoil, where the loudest shouters do create a distorted impression that a majority would be in a revolutionary mode; here is what Yuval Noah Harari has to say in his book "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" DISILLUSIONMENTThe end of history has been postponed Humans think in …

Meditation

In my ongoing discussion with blogger "knightMare" we had different definitions of meditation - hers including an holistic and ethical lifestyle and mine merely the quietness of the mind. As commendable as I do consider her other values, I still believe that the clearer a definition is more useful to be used to express oneself …

This video made me think about self-realisation

There is the spiritual direction called self-realisation and words like "self-awareness", "self-confidence" or "self-esteem" etc… This movie made me think about who actually the self is:Is the antagonist his body or his memories?What would you think, if you were in his shoes? https://youtu.be/9dTvsp-yCUw Leave your thoughts in the comments. And once more on a personal …

Why do people sit around in boredom to meditate and waste time ?

Since the reader "IamAmonkeyMindAnd2Impatient2sitQuiet" defined meditation as “Taking care of life, well being, soul, body, and loved ones in order to be in a meditative state” … “not about closing your eyes and focus on breath”. I would like to clarify quickly that I think we should distinguish between taking care of life (which certainly …

Polyrythms tolerance, and why your unique way is right

We tend to fight when others don't walk our path. When listening to following track, first you can't make sense of the drums,but as you listen to the women you see that those are 16 beats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ8Mkri5Qec Now please take the time to go through each voice one by one row: * = drums; += …

The once in a lifetime chance to stop the downfall of the USA

As turbulent this time may be for you, this phase will even be more unsettling for the USA as a nation, because on top of all the above the USA now experiences it's Pluto's return - something which only happens every 248 years ! Amongst the many old nations of the earth, the USA is …

God 2.0

Michelangelo the creation of Adam

Some believe that god is the creator who made us - others believe in science. Why not merge both points together for a minute and assume that god did create us in a scientific computer simulation? https://youtu.be/xBKRuI2zHp0?end=344 … that would make you a game character What would that mean if you were an android? Anthony …

Worldly entanglement and loss of faith

Doubts are a weird thing: They come and go … and out of the blue come again from nowhere and totally unexpected. Whilst sensuality is the factor which makes us get into relationships,the comfort of having 'an emotional anchor' in such times seems to be a large factor why couples stay together and also why …

more materials about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

More comments from Yogi Bhajan found at 3HO.org: "This is one of the greatest meditations you can practice. It has considerable transformational powers. The personal identity is rebuilt, giving the individual a new perspective on the Self. It retrains the mind. According to the tantra shastras, it can purify your past karma and the subconscious …

Grow your sun within 3-33 years

The reason for me to setup this website was to give everything I learned about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya back to the universe in grattitude. I did this not only by collecting all information but to cater to each and every doubt and answer each and every comment in detail. Now that I feel that I …

The SPACE aliens finally arrived: “We are your crown”

Society had advanced to a level in which advisors were considered more respectable than title-holders. "Show it on screen!" the advisor of the spaceship demanded. press play and read on A galaxy of bubbles could be seen of which the smallest were so small that they could move in between the molecules of the spaceship, …

A total new intake on Yogi Bhajan, his version of Kundalini-Yoga, 3HO and Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

1.) Yogi Bhajan Here is a very valuable webinar from Phillipe Deslippe who wrote the interesting article "From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric, of which I wanted to present an excerpt to you, but for anyone who is concerned about the authenticity of YB and the 3HO-version of Kundalini-Yoga I would recommend to watch the entire …

Use the corona-lockdown to change your life forever within 6 weeks

I actually wanted to post this in 7 weeks, but because I see the population getting nervous and impatient amongst lockdowns and because it is my birthday today I am attempting for the third time to inspire the spiritual community to rise and bring serenity and peace to the world. Most people think that our …

The distorted national statistics of the coronavirus

We always see national covonavirus-statistics which lead us to the assumption that the USA would be the worst hit country and India for example the 17th, but the mistake is that they don't take into account the percentage of the population being affected. So I took https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ and turned into a graph to illustrade where …

Why Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is an unknown prevention against the coronavirus

Growing your own sun #4 An Indian senior classic yoga-teacher said: A relevant aspect is the energy system of Yoga, which is also described in the Sutras. The three major nerve channels run along the spine (central, left and right). The left and right channels nurture opposites: sun-moon, heat-cold etc. As per my understanding, alternate …

How to deal with idiots

We all have that problem that there are plenty of crazy, dumb, ignorant and even malevolent people around who spurt out their worthless and hurtful nonsense. The way I do solve the dilemma of wanting to love everyone whilst disagreeing with most is that I do see everyone as a part of the global brain …

2.) critical questions about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

Growing your own sun #2 (#1 here) A lot of doubts came up by readers after the first lesson which actually is good because we can deal with it straight away to help people who join this course later on. (Questions are in red, my answers in blue): "I am much to worried about the …

growing your sun #1

There are three motivational intros for this upcoming spiritual walkthrough. One for … … humans who are concerned about our host-planet… people who live in fear and/or isolation due to the coronavirus covid-19… and one for already spiritual inclined people Abrahamic monotheism started with Akhenaton about 3333 years ago. "Aton" means 'sun' so his name …

Cleanse your Karma faster than you accumulate it!

Recently I posted a reason why we should evolve faster in order not to destroy our own environment, and one for how important spiritual preparation is in times of crisis, such as the one of the coronavirus Covid-19, but there is also a more abstract one: The massive amounts of emotional damage done out of …

How to use the coronavirus-quarantaine constructively

There were 20 cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the city I live in. After the weekend there were 53; so overnight I became a frontrunner for voluntary semi-self-quarantaine. I would like to share with you that this is not just a reason for worry and fear, but that there is a tremendous opportunity in this situation …

doubts about Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

FAQs Question (summary bold)answerIn terms of the Yogic energy system, what are the effects of doing prolonged practice of SCK for a few hours per day?This is a triangulating question because if I don't give a spectacular answer people walk away (as many did already), but if I do tell you fascinating stories, the focus …

A peaceful common ground for agnostics and religions of all kinds

Religions as well as politics do trigger intense emotions. But a very simple solution was actually written 25 years ago by Neil Donald Walsch who did sincerely search for god for half a century until he got some wise revelations which he wrote down in his book "Conversations with God". Those insights brought my inner …

Why we should evolve faster – and how to do it.

Look at the healthy attitude ancients have towards nature, who can recognise stars we only can photograph in professional observatories: https://youtu.be/ftFbCwJfs1I When being confronted with the damage our civilisation does to the environment the initial knee-jerk-reaction is to blame-shift either "the climate-change-leftists", or "the bad capitalists", but here lies the problem: We all are equally …

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 22 – the law of attraction

Here an old classic many of you may already know. If not, then watch it. I just want to add that whilst I find this video inspiring and educating, in my opinion the flaw of that presentation is that it does attach the law of attraction (TLOA) to excitement, yet the tloa according to my …

The psychological implications of internet surveillance on a quantum-level

There are two opinions in regards to being tracked in the web though cookies, Google and Facebook: Some do mind having their data (ab)used and the majority, for the sake of convenience, succumbs to its dominance by declaring that "they have nothing to hide". Yet there is a total different aspect hardly anyone does sense: …

How to see beyond the illusion called Maya

We have heard that the world is an illusion - a concept called Maya in spirituality, and we hear about shifting dimensions. Such pictures initially invoke comparisons to the mystical world of Shangri-La or parallel worlds as displayed in Science Fictions. I would, however demystify that terminology by telling you that this is much less …

Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Lebens #2 : links, oben, unten, rechts

english article here Im ersten Kapitel wurde Meditation als das 'in die Mitte (medi) bringen' erklärt - den Zentralpunkt eines Kreuzes um alle Perspektiven zu sehen.Was sind also die horizontalen und vertikalen Richtungen? 2a.) Das Prinzip von nach oben und unten strebenden Bewegungen In der Tabula Smaragdina, hat Hermes Trismegistus (der eine Kombination des griechischen …

Spiritual question of the month: If you had the power, would you perform miracle healings?

Since a while I became increasingly uncomfortable of writing blog articles, because I felt like 'dishing out my truth', so I purposely took out the sharp analytical style which on one hand did produce the best articles, but on the other hand were a clever way to impose my opinion on others.That's why the quality …

The biggest heroes are the unsung ones

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 20 By our rewarding education we are conditioned to do well and excel; and depending on how much punishment was involved we define our sense of 'right and wrong' by what others reward or dismiss. This is why you see kids who weren't educated in ethics often behave in unnecessary destructive ways …

Is procreation really ‘pro creation’?

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 16 The problem with our religious upbringing (regardless of the religion) is that morals are forced upon us in combination with guilt, so we now face two dilemmas: Trying to overcome our lower nature whilst at the same time having to shed moral dogmas which at times go hand in hand with …

Turn loneliness into a bliss !

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 17 Because those videos are more targeted towards already dedicated practitioners, for more worldly inclined people I want to add that you can also just take a bit of his advice and take one day off for yourself weekly, or if you are in a relationship, use one hour daily all for …

The precepts & tenets of my former Kung Fu System Nam Pai Chuan

Spiritual Inspiration Sunday 14 When I was half my age I did train with the Kung-Fu system Nam Pai Chuan and because I found the teacher Christopher Lai Khee Choong to be the spiritually most authentic of all Gurus I did meet so far, I reblog an article I wrote for the Kung-Fu magazine nearly …

The insatiability of desires

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 12 I have a riddle for you:If a wildfire burns towards you faster than you can run, how can you come out of alive? I tell you the answer after the video. Each Sunday we see a few minutes of wise words here, but I am well aware how this goes: The …

From being an altar-boy via an (a)gnostic approach to the non-religious divine

spiritual inspirational sunday #11 For 2 years I tried to write down my spiritual biography and realised that it doesn't work in a blog for several reasons: The experiences are very individual, so hardly anyone will bother to bring a lot of patience reading themMaybe if I was a very successful person people would be interested, …

Keys to understanding the universe #5: surrender to the wisdom of the universe

What is the difference between the dedication towards the highest, the absolute, and the divine?

  • the Highest = to be "your best you can be", such as practiced in
    • Karma yoga which include high ethics
      (not to be misunderstood with political correctness)
  • the Divine = focus on a higher force ( which is the realm of religions)
    I do distinguish it from the religious god in my two posts:
  • the Absolute = a cosmic state pervading everything (as used in Buddhism for example)

3D: Destination, Disease and Death

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 10 Because we live in a materialistic age it is commonly believed that our physical existence is all that we have, so most people's biggest fear is death, and their believe to postpone it seems to be health. Billions are invested by governments and medical care to poke around the unknown to …

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya: Meditation für Fokus und geistige Reinigung

Zitat von Yogi Bhajan: "Hier ist eine Meditation, die mit Hilfe von Prana geistigen Müll aufräumt, und Klarheit schafft. Von allen 20 Arten Yoga, einschliesslich Kundalini Yoga, ist das das höchste Kriya. Dies ist eine sehr wirksame Meditation, um Reichtum zu erlangen. Sie wird Dir einen Neustart verschaffen. Es ist das einfachste Kriya, aber gleichzeitig …

Vivekanda’s and Ramakrishna’s outlining of the evolution of enlightenment

Today we get a very profound map about the correlations within our mind, so whenever the information is too much for you, pause the video, maybe at times rewind (with the left arrow), contemplate and maybe even pause it all together. This is how I watched this 15 min video over two days. Because there …

Warum Religionen spirituell blockieren können

Kurs in weiss, Originalartikel darunter.Jetzt ist die Zeit gekommen, in der Du schon 6 mal wöchentlich praktizieren können müsstest, denn das war der zweite Durchlauf der Verdichtung Deiner Praxis.Bleib in Schwung - genieße Deinen freien Sonntag und bringe langsam eine Alltäglichkeit in Deine Praxis.Hier das nächste Jahrzehnt meines Aufwachens vom orthodoxen Glauben,in den Entwicklunsstufen, wie …

Meine Dreifaltigkeit gegen Religionen

Kursaufgaben wie immer in weiss , meine Jugendlichenentwicklung im Originalartikel darunter.Egal ob es mit den 2.5 Stunden der Praxis klappt, mache ab jetzt, wenn es geht, 5 mal wöchentlich SCK, was z.Bsp. nur an Werktagen sein könnte, damit Du Deinen Sonntag mit Deiner Familie oder Freunden genießen kannst.Und hier ein weiteres Jahrzehnt meiner Erkenntnisse auf …

Drei emotionale Probleme mit den drei Abrahamischen Religionen

Teil des Kurses in weiss: Ab jetzt entweder weiterhin 2.5 Stunden oder vier mal die Woche nur kurz praktizieren, was zwar mehr als jeden zweiten Tag, dafür aber übersichtlicher ist, weil man sich feste Tage dafür einrichten kann.Zum alten Artikel unten: Während Du eventuell denkst, dass sich in der Langeweile Deiner täglichen Praxis nichts tut, …

Schlüssel zum Verständnis des Lebens #0:ffenheit

Wie bisher: der Teil des Kurses ist weiss hinterlegt, und der original Artikel darunter.Ab heute also entweder 2.5 Stunden oder jeden zweiten Tag moderat praktizieren.Der Artikel unten (wenn auch schon älter) bietet heut mal wieder etwas Neues. English article in menu: spirituality>Keys to understanding the universe #0 0ffenheit für verschiedene Weltansichten Dieses Einführungskapitel ist #0 …

Die Mittelstufe des Sodarshan Chakra Kriya Kurses

Den Anfänger Kurs findest Du in diesem SCK-Kurs, der in über 25 Lektionen enthält, in dem jedes Element der Praxis und Theorie von SCK erklärt wird. Die "mittelmässigen" Schritte … … sind for diejenigen gedacht, die schon SCK praktizieren können, aber kamen, um Klarheit, Affirmationen und Inspirationen zu finden. Um Dich einzuschwingen solltest Du alle …

Meditation games to counteract boredom

Ok, so we have the two kinds of people: The ones who propagate meditation and the ones who hate it. The problem is that all Meditators convey is "do it", which does not explain at all why we should sit around and 'wait' for the end.To a real down to earth person meditation must justified …

OMG (Om, I, God) – the better half

The god-experiment part 2 In part 1 I told you about the horizontal intellectual axis betweenAtheist / Agnostic <-------------------- vs -----------------> orthodox Believer To explore the vertical intuitive Axis (which I will explain at the end),I seriously dedicated myself to the nebulous 'divine' (for 4 months now and ongoing) as described by an Iranian mystic …

OMG (Om, I, God)

The god-experiment From birth on we are conditioned into belief systems and believe to know "the ultimate truth", assuming that all generations beforehand were fools. Yet the fact is that believes did change throughout history, so much even, that they did turn around not only by 180°, but that even multiple times. Most humans do get …

religion#4 : why religions can be spiritual hinderances

After having told you 3 emotional criticisms, and my cognitive reasons,today I will tell you my spiritual issues I have with religions.Whilst religions claim to offer spiritual guidance and they serve well to kickstart people into searching for a purpose or looking for their higher self, they in fact can lead to the opposite, by …

religion#2 three emotional issues with the three Abrahamic religions

Regardless of their belief I really do salute people of faith for trying to become the best they can be, especially the many believers who sincerely are out to live the peace and love their books tells them to be. Whenever I was traveling in countries whose customs I was not aquanited with, I usually …

religion #1: The religious influence of my parents

In opposition to my father who came from the poorest class, my mother came from a successful business family with an educated upbringing in manners - something I fortunately do participate from until now, whenever I meet people of higher classes or standards. Just to show you how much did change within the last century: …

my first resolution and dilemma about my manhood

Like anybody, I also am a conglomerate of the different energies I did inherit from my ancestors. I was told that my great grandfather used to be a kind of jack of all trades who (way ahead of his times) 100 years ago drew up two organic foods for goats, made ballet shoes for the …

religion #0: How I was raised to believe

Maybe a good way to start a spiritual autobiography is with god. The experience: Like most people I grew up being taught by my parents in what to believe, so I took on their faith which in my case was their catholic Christian god. Because my grandmother told us that children's prayer would reach the …

1000 days of 2.5 hours of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya

For literally 25 years I did build up the Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, because Yogi Bhajan promised: it to be the highest Kriya (exercise) of all types of Yoga;it would give one a new start;it would cut through all darkness and barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature, by giving one the vitality and intuition to …

Thoughts on 3HO

How Sodarshan Chakra Kriya does stir up all the emotions A blue big aura is about Jupiter, which is one of the spiritual principles, which pervade all areas of life. Jupiter is related to: the index finger, the color blue, the throat chakra, spirituality, and qualities like expansion of the body, career or aura. All …

My week with Yogi Bhajan (part6)

Yogi Bhajan Coincidentally, just as I was at my peek of doing SCK for 2.5 hours daily, Yogi Bhajan (YB) came over to London and because someone stepped back from putting up some of his 3HO-organisation, I did fill that gap and let two members stay at my apartment. My young energy was still uncontrolled …

3 spirituelle Tugenden: Durchhalten, verlangsamen, ausbalancieren

{weiss = Teil des SCK-Kurses} Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inneHermann Hesse Neue Informationen sind anfangs faszinierend und erhebend. Schwierig wird es erst, wenn man sich langsam in stetiger Arbeit auf das Neue einschwingen muss. Jetzt kommt also anstatt erregenden neuen Informationen die Zeit Deiner selbstständigen Praxis. Du hast Dich 6 Wochen lang an …

2 key virtues: persistence and deceleration

persistance I once had the luck of participating in a 10-day Vipassana course in France under the personal guidance of its founder Goenka , who said: "Most spiritual beginners change their discipline ever so often, but if one wants to find oil, it is futile to drill 10 m here and 100m there. One has to drill very …

The comfort to know that any tragedy may even lead to your higher purpose

When talking about health-issues, someone recently did recommend to me the book "You can heal your life" by Louise Hay, which I want to pass onto you. Additionally I want to share a tragic story about a little boy who did cause an accident which then made him go blind. Whilst this is any parent's nightmare, what …

Keys to understanding the universe #4: the right posture

As explained in the second last article of this series, directions do influence us, and even the most materialistic inclined people know since body-building that specific exercises do train specific muscle groups. The same applies to the mind which is known since thousands of years through the many yoga-postures which in its beginning stage of …

The difference between fasionable wellnes yoga and authentic personality work

Prashant Iyengar (son of the founder of Iyengar yoga): The 18 Maha Kriyas of Yogasana    Chapter 6     (2013) In modern pseudo-yog feelings of beatitude, solace and sense of well-being have become essential features. Bliss, beatitude, tranquility, transcendence are all on the surface mind or peripheral mind. It is only the temporal mind which …

If your Karma seems to be a never ending pain

We all heard of Karma and have an intuitive understanding of it - usually mixed up with our cultural heritage, so for Westerners it is likely to associate it with the Christian definition of sin and guilt, and since the abyss into it is so vast,the wild-card for it in Christianity is the original sin …

The curses of spiritual awakening

People advertise for their believes, because allies strengthen abstract concepts. So religious people, Vegans, health-and sports gurus, or spiritual newcomers are on their "missions" to push their agenda onto others and persist despite lacks of success - simply in order to be "good" - usually by praising how beautiful their new-found ways would be. Yet the …

Keys to understanding the universe #3: hidden breathing techniques

First of all thanks to JV Avadhanulu for introducing me to Vivekanda and his wisdoms, and to David Cook for providing half of the content of this article. In the previous article the horizontal and lateral movements in our body were explained. and this article is based on those theories. Knowledge of spiritual principles is …

unorthodox angles to common concepts: imposition, violation and rape

The obvious current consensus about violations - by far not only sexual ones - is to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice and therewith society is protected. Whilst this is a necessary line of action it only gives little comfort to the victims, so this article is about the exploration and helpful angles …

What happens when you tune into the divine daily and with dedication ?

David Cook did send me an interesting link to an Ismāʿīlī writing, previous unknown to me, and since this goes along with the principle of mantric repetition of gods name found in the Jesus prayer or Sodarshan Chakra Kriya, I would like to share it here . Since it describes in detail the distractions on …

Keys to understanding the universe #0:penness

Index Chapter #0:penness (< you are here) Chapter 1: reflection, contemplation, meditation Chapter 2: left, up, down, right Chapter 3: hidden breathing techniques Chapter 4: the right postureChapter 5: dedication to the higher consciousnessChapter 6: Vivekanda's outline of enlightenment 0pennes to different world views This introductory chapter is numbered 0 and openness is written with …

Keys to understanding the universe #2 : left, up, down, right

In the first chapter meditation was explained as bringing one to the middle (medi),the center point of a cross, to see all perspectives   So what are the horizontal and vertical directions? 2a.) The principle of up and down movements In the Emerald Tablets, Hermes Trismegistus, (a combination of the Greek god Hermes and the ancient Egyptian god …

The chances in dis-abilities

A terrible decade of constant aggravated misfortunes did one day result in a literal breakdown in the midst of my apartment, so I did break my back and a few years later I had a stroke and two cerebral haemorrhages which totally debilitated me up to the point that I could speak only slurred and …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 5 – his biggest mistake: religion

You may be firm with the psychological term "alter-ego", but there is an aspect I see which seems not to be recognised too often: The alter-ego of any winner are the losers s/he did need in order to succeed. Same applies to anyone claiming the astrological sun-aspect for themselves (which is often taught in 3HO. …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 4 – his dark sides

Now that I did prepare you gently by showing you some discrepancies in Yogi Bhajan's teachings with this article: https://www.academia.edu/4343215/From_Maharaj_to_Mahan_Tantric_The_Construction_of_Yogi_Bhajan_s_Kundalini_Yoga , I want to move on to the by far the most difficult part to convey to excited followers of any teacher they revere. Yes it is beautiful to have ones heart opened by given inspirations, …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 3 – how he twisted {hi(s}tory) towards Sikhism.

This is the third and last part of the article named: From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan's Kundalini Yoga Permalink: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6r63q6qn Journal: Sikh Formations, 8(3) Author: Deslippe, Philip Roland Publication Date: 2013-03-14 Sant Hazara Singh and the Title of Mahan Tantric In the spring of 1971, shortly after returning from the India trip, Yogi Bhajan …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 2 – his Janus-face between Sikhism and Yoga

This is part 2 of the article From Maharaj to Mahan Tantric: The Construction of Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini Yoga Philip Deslippe which you can read in full here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6r63q6qn (the first part can be read here) The Construction of Kundalini Yoga When placed alongside the teachings of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari and Maharaj Virsa Singh, it becomes …

The lesser known history of Yogi Bhajan part 1: Kundalini Yoga is not what he taught

Since this blog is dedicated to one specific exercise taught by Yogi Bhajan; yet nowhere else any of his exercises were taught, it is imperative to research into the history and sources, in order to be clear of the angle where his teachings came from. In the first 5 minutes of following video scholar Christopher …