breath

“When the breath of life becomes short, you become short tempered. When the breath of life becomes long and deep, you understand who you are."

The slogan of Age of Aquarius. “I know, let me help take you there.”
Yogi Bhajan

venerdì, marzo 31, 2006

Mul Mantra - The Ballad of Enlightenment


Ek ong kar, sat naam, karta purakh, nirbho, nirvair, akal moort ajoonee, saibhung, gur prasad. Jap! Aad sach, jugad sach, Haibhee sach, Nanak hosee bhee sach.

THE MUL MANTRA WAS GIVEN BY GURU NANAK- a great yogi, healer, and founder of the Sikh lifestyle. This mantra captures a complete philosophy and psychology of human potential in one compact phrase. That philosophy is the essence of Kundalini Yoga and Humanology. It states that in the dimension of awareness, there is an existing perfection, and in the dimension of consciousness, a possible evolution.
One morning while doing his sadhana in a river, Guru Nanak disappeared for three days in an ecstatic awakening. When he reappeared all observers said he seemed to have a glowing light all around him- an aura so strong that most people could see what was normally invisible to them. In this mystic state of realization he sat with his students and uttered this mantra. It was the first thing he said to capture the fullness of his vision of the human being and the Cosmos.
The entire mantra is a compass that points towards God. The chant describes the human-in-God consciousness. It doesn’t describe God-which is Indescribable. It orients you like a compass in the direction to walk and to go.
This complete mantra has everything in it. It is a technology and a description and a technique. It forms the basis of the consciousness that we wish to develop and that exists in our very soul. Technically the Mul Mantra goes up to Jap. Aad sach, Jugaad sach, Haibhee sach, Naanak hosee bhee sach is a Mangala Charan - a mantra that connects the speaker and the Infinite, the Infinite and the speaker. Yogi Bhajan has often referred to the Mangala Charan part of the Mul Mantra as a kundalini mantra.
The entire Mul Mantra is the highest of all mantras, and it contains in it the root of sound that is the basis for all effective mantras. To repeat it, to use it in meditation, to go into the depth of it, is to be entranced by the depth of the soul. It is the technique called sahej sukh dhyan-sukh means comfort, sahej means easy, and dhyan is the depth of meditation – that comfortable and happy way to meditate that is slow, with little exertion and perfect balance. In the philososphy of Guru Nanak and with the understanding of a yogi, we can look at life’s goal: to remain in perfect flow and contact with our sense of Godhood, to live in the known and unknown will of God. Guru Nanak has said that we only sin when we forget our Identity; when we forget in our essence, in our being and our vibration the reality of God and Guru in our soul.
When we recognize the exalted state of awakening described in the Mul Mantra, we act in alignment with the pattern of Universal Truth. We live with the kundalini risen, with awareness as the guide, and we act not from ego but from the deep currents of the soul and life. We are awakened in intuition, intelligence, and instinct.

Ek ong kaar
The universe is one without division. One creator is in every action and thing. We are connected with all things. We are a creative consciousness.

Sat naam
Truth is our identity. We are vibrating our existence.

Karta purakh
We are creative beings. We exist to do everything God sdictates. This is a direct order coming from the essence of our very nature. There is simplicity to the beauty of actions done within the will of our highest consciousness.

Nirbho, nirvair
Living in our True Identity, we are fearless and revengeless.

Akal moort, ajoonee, saibhung:
We are to live as God has made us. We are the very image, the personification of God. We are infinite and we exist in the sovereignity of our own unique identity because we have come here already pre-destined. Akal Moort is our pattern which exists beyond death. Ajoonee implies that this is so by grace, that we are not caught purely in the cycle of birth and death. We have been sent, and we come freely. Saibhung: we are sovereign and autonomous, yet we act with the integrity of totality.

Gur prasad:
How can we experience this understanding? Gur Prasad is the blessing, the grace, the transforming touch of the Guru, the teachings embodied. Grace alone completes our full merger with the Infinite. This experience is a gift from the Guru.

When your merger is complete with gurprasad, what is the natural desire of your soul? To meditate…

Jap!
To repeat and vibrate consciously. Chant out loud. Penerate. Focus. What do we meditate on? The kundalini mantra, a Mangala Charan, the connection in the elevation unto God.

Add sach, jugad sach, Haibhee sach, Nanak hosee bhee sach
Meditate on that which was true in the primal beginning, is true through every activity and age, is true at this instant now, and Nanak says will be true forever.

Meditation

What is Meditation? Meditation is house cleaning for your mind. Everything that you think or do is recorded by your mind. If you don't clean your "house" it will become a mess. When you meditate, the garbage of the subconscious releases. Meditation is a process to clean out the mental distortions, memories, fears, stress, confusion, emotional scars and neuroses that keep us from being who we really want to be. The benefits of meditation are vast but one has to experience it and practice to realize them.Many people are discouraged from meditating because of a misconception that one can simply sit down and instantly quiet the mind for meditation. The mind generates one thousand thoughts per wink of the eye and when we sit to meditate, we become acutely aware of these thoughts. That is why some meditations utilize mantras and specific breathing patterns to focus the mind. You might daydream or get distracted. Just keep going back to the mantra, the breath and the meditation. You may feel a bit uncomfortable during meditation but you will feel much better after. If "issues" come up, it means that the process is working. Don't expect to sit in bliss every time! When thoughts come up, don't reflect or act on them. Just allow them, giving them space to release... You may even become negative or emotional.
The three languages of consciousness are:
· human - things, the world; normal or loud voice
· lovers - longing to belong; strong whisper
· divine - infinity; mentally or silently
Hypothalamus and Meridian Points
The whole tongue stimulates the meridian points. The naad meridian points are connected with the hypothalamus above them, and with both sides of the brain. The meridian points, which come in pairs along the teeth and the inner upper palate, relate to one side or the other of the hypothalamus.
The rotation of the tongue on the points stimulates certain parts of the hypothalamus, which in turn stimulates the pituitary and pineal glands. The secretion of the pituitary gland and the subsequent radiation of the pineal gland causes a change in the chemical composition of the brain, resulting in a more balance state of mind. Pineal and pituitary glands, the hypothalamus has several other important functions, including the following:
Body temperature regulation, Regulation of body fluid,
Blood sugar metabolism, Fat metabolism and storage,
Gastrointestinal control, Emotional expression.
Meditation: times and effects
3 minutes, you can affect your circulation and blood stability
11 min. the pituitary and nerves start to learn and change
22 min. your three minds start to work together so your mental integration changes
31 min. affects your whole mind, your aura and your body’s internal elements
62 min. your subconscious and your positive projection are integrated.
There are also specific periods of time to break old habits and develop new ones. Often a student of Kundalini Yoga chooses a specific kriya/meditation to affect a desired change and then practices the kriya/meditation for a specific number of days.

40 Days To change/break a habit.
90 Days To confirm the habit.
120 Days The new habit is who you are.
1000 Days You have mastered the new habit.