All I am saying is: Don’t feel intimitated by me doing 2.5 hours now – I worked for 26 years on that and recently did discover some major lacks in my own practice, so I want to share everything you also can add to SCK without altering it:
1.) Work on your “power of now” as Eckart Tolle calls it: Focus on the mantra and not on your thoughts – this goes in layers and is more difficult than you think – I just am able to focus about 20 minutes right now and continue to work on it.
2.) Because I am an inflexible western male, all this time I was sitting on a high pillow on my bed and put my legs down when they hurt, but it was pointed out to me by two readers of the blog that they sit in Siddhasana pose which for me is nearly impossible and painful so I feel like I am just starting anew again.
3. To implement the 1:4:2 breath I described here, I changed my cycle in the following way:
|breath in||holding your breath||breath out|
|4 beats||16 beats||8 beats|
|16x “waheguru” (in 3 pumps each)||“wa-ah-he-eh—gu–hu–ro–oo”|
5.) Finally I wanted to fill in the last part which is not described in SCK, but I actually assume that YB did utilise it: He himself said that it took him 30 years to breath out through the left nostril and out through the right without using his hands. So how do you suppose he did that? With his tongue!
For decades I did experiment with the tongue whilst doing SCK: did put it flat down, then on the front or the roof of my mouth, and finally found the “kechari mudra” which I now do as often as possible whilst doing SCK anyway.
Having said that, there are nutcases around who try to force Kechari Mudra by cutting their tongue which in my eyes is madness. I do what I can do and if I am to inflexible it is the way it is, same with siddhasana – I only can do my best – to the universe I leave the rest.
My philosophy is to get as much as I can out of the meditation time I have to painfully endure.
For me, throughout the entire 2 1/2 decades of doing SCK it was never fun and now as I try to implement siddhasana will continue to be something I dread.
I only do it because it is my believe that it does clean my karma and that all hardships I endured are all a reflection of my own imbalances, not fate.
By giving you everything at once I herewith just made my own SCK-course redundant, but at least I can say that I worked for 5.5 years to share everything about SCK with the world for free so that everyone may also practice it.
At a later stage I might compile everything I wrote in this entire website into a compact book.
I also will finish my SCK-project of doing 1000 days of 2.5 hours which I now worked on all my life for and did sacrifice everything for – from career to a family-life.
Those results may also be put into my book later or I might write an article if some interesting changed did occur.
For now I want to bid you all farewell, because
* of the time it did consume to write all articles,
* after costs just having earned $8.50/ year,
* my constant pondering how to motivate others,
* me having felt compelled to deal with an increasing amount of doubts from readers
* and most demotivating – a seeming low return in actual participants
did weaken my own resolve and practice so that I did fail to meditate a few times within the last 2 weeks.
Donations have the drawback that it gets one entangled with the donator which then backfires as soon as the donator looses faith, so unfortunately I saw no other way than to charge a fixed fee.
There is, however, one reason for you to donate either to me or a good cause of your own choice:
If you progress by a virtual second per day over 25 years to 2.5 hours and then do the legendary 1000 days, you need 10.000 days alltogether, and it would be a symbolical guesture for you to sprinkle 1 cent of good fortune onto every day of your path,
meaning: Give 100€ to the cause of your Sodarshan-Progress and you will have blessed your path for an entire Saturn-return-cycle.
(If you have nothing to give, just forgive people who owe you money 100€ – for good.)
Let everyone of us know in the comments whether you actualy do practice SCK.