growing your sun #1

There are three motivational intros for this upcoming spiritual walkthrough. One for …

Abrahamic monotheism started with Akhenaton about 3333 years ago. “Aton” means ‘sun’ so his name means “worshipper of the sun” (within you).{as seen by Rosicrucians}

Monotheism is mostly misunderstood for one higher being out there but delivers much more in the long run when seen as an exploration into the own divine self.
Hence I call this series “growing your sun” because it refers to the divine within you which is a comon denominator for atheists as well as religious people, the common sense,
and the root of spirituality. The seed being your interest invoked in the introductions,
and the stem being a daily practice intended to be built up within the next 12 lessons.

Especially right now it is most important to unfold your own seed of potential and learn to understand spiritual principles swift; because in times of turmoil when beeing preoccupied with worries we usually are not susceptive to learn profound and abstract spiritual principles or to process traumas.

A mother for example who never heared anything about karma, reincarnation, astrological principles or swadharma won’t be receptive at all for any kind of esoteric explanation if her child just died, so a spiritual preparation serves as a survival guide for the soul in times of need.

Because spirituality, like a plant, does unfold slow and naturally, it is best to get started straight away – just as a farmer plants early enough to reap the fruits in times of need.

The earth seen as one organism in my personal view has its intellect in the north-west and its intuition in the south east; so by combining Eastern and Western ways we can connect our subconsciousness to our consciousness and therewith counteract what Yogi Bhajan described:

The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.

{Everything which was originally taught by Yogi Bhajan on December 1990, btw, will have this green background and not be altered by me in any way and the non-coloured parts primarily fill in important aspects he missed out on. }

Meditation is good and popular, but lesser known tantric- &/or yoga-meditations are even stronger and evolve one faster, because whilst calming down ones mind one also balances out very internal energies western materialistic medicine can not intrinsically understand.

At the same time what often is lacking in Eastern teachings is an often overlooked personality work (German “Persönlichkeitsarbeit“) – something which is more propagated in the West through Occultism, ritual Magic or Rosicrucianism who in return lack the advanced energetic work which emanated from the East thousands of years ago already.

Bringing you the best of both worlds will provide you with a strong concentrate which should even yield results within the short time you initially only are able to practice – hopefully strong enough results to be inspired to continue.

The Westerner William Walker Atkinson did sum up personality work of the Eastern Raja Yoga in a concise and sharp way. This will go hand in hand with the tantric yoga exercise (kriya) brought to the West by the Eastern Yogi Bhajan who was more physically inclined.
Within in a quarter century of own research I found this kriya to be most effective.
It is called “Sodarshan Chakra Kriya” (yoga for the balancing the chakras) and is a

Meditation for focus and mental purification

Here is a meditation that makes use of prana to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind. Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya. This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity. It will give you a new start.

It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest. 
It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature.
When a person is in a very bad state, techniques imposed form the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated from within.

The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.
This kriya invokes the Kundalini to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.

There is no time, no place, no space, and no condition attached to this meditation.
Each garbage pit has its own time to clear. If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want. You have to decide how much time you have to clean up your garbage pit.

Here are two very inspirational external articles from Ana Bret and Ravi Singh:
If you have any issues with Yogi Bhajan,
-> this article will ensure that your doubts in him don’t interfere with your practice;
-> and this article explains in detail how powerful Sodarshan Chakra Kriya is.

First step: write down the date when you started to do this kriya for later.
Also maybe start a (spiritual) diary to write down your occasional insights which may come up at times.
Then always practice straight away, because we all love to race forward, postpone the practice – to at the end of the day not having done it at all.
Even if you are doing another practice (which you are welcome to continue) those 5 minutes weekly won’t interfere with yours.

Before starting, read this first:

Sit with a straight spine (either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground) Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose, or closed if you prefer.
Breathe in and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel

Waheguru relates to your awe of the highest consciousness in which everything is possible. By pumping the belly whilst thinking about it, you draw your higher mind to the center of your body.

The audio below works in the following way:

  • You will hear an out- and inbreath and just before you have to hold your breath a metal knive sound cuts into your breath to make you aware to start holding it.
  • The beats (which actually are not drums but recorded heart-beats) purposely start very fast because you have not developed much breath stamina yet.
  • When an alarm sounds, take a deep breath, because thereafter come 3 very slow cycles only yogis are able to do. You won’t be able to hold your breath for the last 3 beats but even trying will slow down your brainwaves, so you may gain a sense of the mystical effect this kriya has on yogis.
  • The second alarm means that you may breath in once more and hold your breath for 10 seconds before you start breathing normally again.

Now practice:

Your first exercise for today is to think 16x “waheguru”.

  • In the following audio I prepared especially for this course you will hear 3 beats 16x
  • On each of those 3-beat-groups don’t chant (i.e. recite anything) but merely think “Waheguru” and pump your belly once for each “Waheguru
If you are hearing disabled then instead of the audios, use this instruction on how I managed to count the beats with my fingers.
Before you continue reading, do this exercise right now. Always practice first!

If you already can do SCK already, do what you normally do, but improve the quality of your practice for just for one short breath cycle by focussing only on the Kriya (exercise) without letting yourselfs getting distracted by any other thoughts.

Note: most ways only propagate either kriyas (exercises) or intellectual work, but both ways do multiply each other, so if you only listen to the videos or only do the yoga you will improve 12 steps within the next 12 lessons, but if you do both together you will improve by 12×12 = 144 steps.
The energies of both kinds of work do expotentially amplify each other.

This combination also protects you from falling into the trap of becoming a blinkered-eye cult follower for the simple reason that you won’t only have one leg to stand on, meaning that you always have a point of reference to sense when some path was not in tune with your self.

So here is the personality-work of the day for you – a fascinating first chapter!
Because it has a beautiful background music I do recommend you to listen to it with headphones or good speakers.
By the end of that lesson you will have a much more relaxed attitude about the coronavirus.

Once clicked on, you can pause and rewind this video with your space-bar and left button, which you might need to do often, because this is very compressed stuff.

If you are hearing disabled, or prefer to read
you can read the first chapter of this book here in the beauty of its original scan
For an easier read here is the plain text, (of which you only have to read chapter one).
and if you like to listen to the audio-book without background music you can do so here :

As for the pace of this course:
The first quest is just to put your foot into the door of spirituality slowly
without pushing you too much and thereby antagonising you.
Hence I suggest for you to continue with the next lesson (which I still have to write) whenever you are ready, but preferrably two not later than in twelve days so that you won’t loose the rythm and drop it alltogether.

Put any of your questions into the comments and I will answer all of them after we have established the complete practice of Sodarshan Chakra Kriya.

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5 Replies to “growing your sun #1”

    1. Thanks, and if you fully took in the video-audio-lesson about Raja Yoga you will now realise that “the I” can never be damaged by anything like the coronavirus which allows for a bit more relaxed attitude about it.

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  1. Dear Amar, Thank you. The post is brilliant and interesting. In my opinion, Swami Vivekananda’s book on Raja Yoga is quite simple and easy to read and understand. Just 150 pages (excluding the appendix). While I do understand the motivation for interpreting it in the Western perspective, I don’t understand why it needs 12 long audio lessons. While I know that guided meditations and affirmations have their value, they were neither part of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali nor Raja Yoga book of Swami Vivekananda.
    Despite the impressive testimonial of Ana & Ravi, I take Yogi Bhajan Lal’s statement that it is the ‘Highest Kriya’ with a pinch of salt because in my opinion, none can substantiate such a claim and making such a claim devalues the intrinsic value of any specific form of Yoga. It can only appeal to a few so-called followers who quite it as truth.
    In the poem written by the 15th century Poet/Saint Jaidev ( as quoted by Ana& Ravi at, pumping of the navel is not part of the Kriya.
    Be as it may, your post has inspired me enough to try out your lesson and look forward to the next lesson.

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