BASIC ACCEPTANCES

We’ll continue the topic of the chakras next week. Today, let us focus on some fundamentals. We live in a perpetual state of non-acceptance, without ever realizing it. However, to progress on the path, there are some basic acceptances that we must absorb into our being. Let us study them. The first basic acceptance is: […]

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ANAHATA CHAKRA

Once we come to the Anahata, we are at the central point in our chakra system. The heart is the centre of things. There is an expression – ‘get to the heart of the matter’. This is where matter and spirit meet, the lower meets the higher, without meets within. Once centered at the Anahata, […]

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MANIPURA CHAKRA (2)

- Rajen Vakil

Let us continue exploring the significance of the Manipura chakra.

The Manipura chakra is described as a shining ten-petaled lotus.The petals are dark blue or black, like the color of dark rain clouds.

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MANIPURA CHAKRA

- Rajen Vakil

Last week, we delved into the opening of the higher aspects of the Svadhisthana Chakra through the sex act. We will return to this topic sometime in the future. This week,

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Svadhisthana Through Sex

- Rajen Vakil

In the second article in the Svadhisthana Chakra series, we noted that the Svadhisthana chakra controls the sex act. Over the past few weeks, I’ve briefly touched upon some aspects of this. Let us now explore it in detail.

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Svadhisthana Chakra(4)

- Rajan Vakil

Let us delve deeper into the symbolic representation of the Svadhisthana Chakra.

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Svadhisthana Chakra(3)

- Rajen Vakil

Let us continue exploring the deeper meaning behind the symbolic representation of the Svadhisthana Chakra.

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Dreams

- Rajen vakil

Let us delve into the world of dreams this week before we go back to speaking about the chakras.

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The Vagus Nerve

- Rajen Vakil

Let us deviate from the current series on the chakras to focus on the vagus nerve this week.

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Svadhisthana — The Second Chakra (2)

- Rajen Vakil

In the last article, we touched upon the Chandrabhedan Pranayam as an exercise to balance the influence of the Svadhisthana chakra. It also alkalizes the body and keeps it healthy.

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Svadhisthana — The Second Chakra

- Rajen Vakil

As we have seen, the first chakra Muladhara depicts that we are rooted in life. But life is universal, it has no individuality. In the second chakra, Svadhisthana, the individual self-expresses itself.

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Muladhara 5

- Rajen Vakil

In the last article, we touched briefly upon kundalini Shakti. Some cosmological background is required here for a deeper understanding.

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Muladhara 4

- Rajen Vakil

Let us continue studying the Muladhara Chakra.

We have seen that every element or tattva manifests the form, color and action of its particular vibration. The yellow square within the chakra represents its vibration of the earth element.

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Muladhara 3

- Rajen Vakil

The visual representation of the Muladhara chakra is a lotus with four red petals.

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Muladhara(2)

- Rajen Vakil

Color: The primary color of Muladhara is red. This is the color connected with our primal needs, such as sleep, eating, drinking, survival and later, sex. Red is the color of raw energy.

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Muladhara Chakra

- Rajen Vakil

Muladhara, the first chakra, is called the root and basis of existence.

Mula means root and adhara, the basis. I must say that I’ve taken some latitude in interpreting the meaning of the word Mula as root.

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The Chakras

- Rajen Vakil

Last week, we examined how the chakras are minor brains that have multiple connections running through our body-brain system.

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Introduction To Chakras

- Rajen Vakil

Let us study the chakras. Many writers have talked of more than seven chakras, including my teacher, Mr. Tavaria. However, for our present study and understanding, we will assume there are seven chakras.

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A Study Of The Mithras

- Rajen Vakil

Some years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the London Museum and see the statue of the ancient god Mithra slaying the bull. Let us study the significance of this artifact.

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The Young Krishna

- Rajen Vakil

Let us study the image of Bala Krishna or the baby Krishna sucking his toe. This symbol of the newly born cosmic child evokes intense emotions and never ceases to amaze me, filled as it is with deep esoteric meaning. In the Shrimad Bhagvad, the scene of the baby Krishna sucking his toe appears twice.

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Making the Right Effort

- Rajen Vakil

For students of spirituality, any moment not spent working to rise in consciousness is a moment lost. We fall back into the sleep of identification drifting into the sleep of life.

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A Look at Energy

- Rajen Vakil

Each process of life, every act, whether it is physical or mental, requires energy. Therefore, as students of spirituality, we must understand the right use of energy.

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The Raja Star

- Rajen Vakil

Today, I would like to share something that may seem absolutely farfetched. But instead of stating it directly, I will flashback to a conversation I had with Mr. Tavaria many years ago.

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The Four Centers

- Rajen Vakil

What do we mean when we use the word ‘mind’?

We live under the illusion that we have only one mind, which consists of our thoughts (intellect).

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The Four States Of Human Consciousness

- Rajen Vakil

Today, let us study the four states of human consciousness and their relationship to different kinds or levels of attention. This is not a simple exercise, but it is an important one, given how many things—large and small—pull at our attention right now, causing us distraction and stress.

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Daydreaming

- Rajen Vakil

Daydreaming can be defined as a kind of mind wandering, indulging in make-believe fantasies that usually just glorify ourselves.  Many studies have been conducted on daydreaming, and the results have been quite similar. According to one study, nearly 47% of people spend a considerable amount of time daydreaming.

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A Look at Mr. Tavaria’s Science

- Rajen Vakil

I met Mr. Tavaria in 1988. For the past thirty-two years, I have been studying his writings to further my understanding of what he is telling us.

Let us examine correlations between Mr. Tavaria’s writings and Gurdjieff literature.

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Ganga Saptami

- Rajen Vakil

Today is the seventh day of the brighter half of the month of Vaisakha. This is the day the River Ganga descended to earth from the heavens.

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The Awakening

- Rajen Vakil

Buddha Purnima is the night of the full moon, when Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment. He became the Buddha then and began to preach his sermons, which included details of the four noble truths. This is the beautiful story of his enlightenment.

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Worshipping The Shivalinga

- Rajen Vakil

Lord Shiva is worshipped in two ways: as a form (in a statue), and as the formless (in a linga). Thus, the Shivalinga is the mark of the formless Shiva. Linga means the mark, the smallest mark of Shiva, beyond which is the formless.

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Consciousness, Attention and Will

- Rajen Vakil

Humans possess three fundamental faculties: consciousness, attention, and will.

Throughout the centuries, from philosophers to yogis to scientists, everyone has tried to define consciousness. Yet, consciousness still remains one of the most esoteric and mystical aspects of our lives.

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Inner Silence

- Rajen Vakil

The theory we hear so often is that humans evolved from the apes. But we must still ask ourselves the question, Have we really evolved?

Though our physical forms have evolved, if we could look into our minds, we would that see we are still not very different from a monkey, chattering away twenty-four hours a day. We cannot really say we’ve evolved unless we learn to calm this inner chatter.

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The Divine Mother

- Rajen Vakil

Since it was Mother’s Day recently, I thought I would scribble a few notes on the subject of Mother.

There is the physical mother and there is the eternal Mother. Before birth, the soul seeks both a mother and a father in order to enter the physical realm. The physical mother gives birth to the physical body. But before the physical body, there was a Mother, the eternal Mother, who was always there.

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