Spiritual Portal
Sep 19, 2018 10:16 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Daze of Heaven's new album: World Color
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Links Staff List Login Register  

Just Behind the Mind


Recent Items

Views: 11
Comments (2)
By: tides2dust

Views: 7
Comments (0)
By: tides2dust

Views: 6
Comments (0)
By: tides2dust

Views: 6
Comments (0)
By: tides2dust
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Just Behind the Mind  (Read 35 times)
Steve Hydonus
Surrender Kitty
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 353
Online Online

Posts: 9306


Intereststs; Meditation/Spiritual Life


WWW
« on: May 09, 2016 06:04 am »

Just behind the endless thoughts of the mind are different levels of consciousness. As the mind is settled levels of peace and bliss are reached. i have often found that a lot of exercise, whether it is yoga, jogging or whatever it may be is often followed by a deep peace if one allows themselves that possibility. Of course u would have to practice some form of meditation to still get in these states of peace and bliss. i just am not sure why the exercise helps in supporting meditation. Is it that we oxygenate the blood stream that has a corresponding effect of relaxing the body and mind? Maybe someone out there has an idea. At any rate i have often found myself reaching layers of consciousness after jogging, swimming or when i practice various forms of hatha yoga. i find myself drifting in and out of such states depending upon outer interfering stimuli and inner internal thoughts and bodily fidgeting. The more the body is put to rest the better. The breath seems to slow down to a very low rate of inhalation and exhalation after some form of exercise and stillness is often a by-product.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016 06:17 am by Steve Hydonus » Report Spam   Logged

God Christ Gurus musical sample creations:
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevehydonus
https://www.reverbnation.com/stevehydonus https://myspace.com/stevehydonus/music/songs<br />http://stevehydonus.googlepages.com/  (Personal website)<br />email:ombabaji@hotmail.com (For CD\'s
Steve Hydonus
Surrender Kitty
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 353
Online Online

Posts: 9306


Intereststs; Meditation/Spiritual Life


WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016 08:09 am »

i find that Paramahansa Yoganada's explanation that the lungs must constantly be at work because they must clean the carbon laden lungs of interest. The more carbon build up... the more breathing one has to accomplish. As bodily functions slow down the restless breath also settles down. As the waves of thought subside the breath does not even have to continue its endless process as much caused by carbon built up from thoughts as well. Now the breath and heart has slowed down and the consciousness becomes more and more interiorized and external stimuli have less and less distracting factors on focusing on spirit.

'Kriya Yoga is a simple, psychophysiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized and recharged with oxygen. The atoms of this extra oxygen are transmuted into life current to rejuvenate the brain and spinal centers. 1 By stopping the accumulation of venous blood, the yogi is able to lessen or prevent the decay of tissues; the advanced yogi transmutes his cells into pure energy. Elijah, Jesus, Kabir and other prophets were past masters in the use of Kriya or a similar technique, by which they caused their bodies to dematerialize at will.' from the AOY

 'St. Paul knew Kriya Yoga, or a technique very similar to it, by which he could switch life currents to and from the senses. He was therefore able to say: "Verily, I protest by our rejoicing which I have in Christ, I die daily."  By daily withdrawing his bodily life force, he united it by yoga union with the rejoicing (eternal bliss) of the Christ consciousness. In that felicitous state, he was consciously aware of being dead to the delusive sensory world of maya.

In the initial states of God-contact (sabikalpa samadhi) the devotee's consciousness merges with the Cosmic Spirit; his life force is withdrawn from the body, which appears "dead," or motionless and rigid. The yogi is fully aware of his bodily condition of suspended animation. As he progresses to higher spiritual states (nirbikalpa samadhi), however, he communes with God without bodily fixation, and in his ordinary waking consciousness, even in the midst of exacting worldly duties. ' AOY
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016 08:22 am by Steve Hydonus » Report Spam   Logged

God Christ Gurus musical sample creations:
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevehydonus
https://www.reverbnation.com/stevehydonus https://myspace.com/stevehydonus/music/songs<br />http://stevehydonus.googlepages.com/  (Personal website)<br />email:ombabaji@hotmail.com (For CD\'s
b
Guest
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016 01:04 pm »

I know what you mean, Steve. Sri Ramana, for example, recommended people to walk around Arunachala hill probably as often (if not more often) than he told people to do self-enquiry. This is actually an ancient tradition there, predating Sri Ramana. He once told someone that, "even if you don't have faith in the power of walking around the hill, you'll at least get the benefit of the physical exercise".

I have recently started walking at a nearby park and notice that my mind becomes clearer and quieter the longer I walk. After a good long walk, thoughts seem to be clearer and so much less agitated.

Something else that is interesting comes to mind. Both Sri Ramana and Yogananda said that the breath exists as a product of the mind; surely a novel concept for the average person. So that when the breath is stopped, the mind is also.

Report Spam   Logged
Steve Hydonus
Surrender Kitty
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 353
Online Online

Posts: 9306


Intereststs; Meditation/Spiritual Life


WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016 02:33 pm »

I know what you mean, Steve. Sri Ramana, for example, recommended people to walk around Arunachala hill probably as often (if not more often) than he told people to do self-enquiry. This is actually an ancient tradition there, predating Sri Ramana. He once told someone that, "even if you don't have faith in the power of walking around the hill, you'll at least get the benefit of the physical exercise".

I have recently started walking at a nearby park and notice that my mind becomes clearer and quieter the longer I walk. After a good long walk, thoughts seem to be clearer and so much less agitated.

Something else that is interesting comes to mind. Both Sri Ramana and Yogananda said that the breath exists as a product of the mind; surely a novel concept for the average person. So that when the breath is stopped, the mind is also.

Walking is not much of an exercise for me but i do like walking long distances when fasting. Especially with someone else and in forests... with occassional stops along the way at places that pull us to meditate, exercise or talk a bit.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2016 02:49 pm by Steve Hydonus » Report Spam   Logged

God Christ Gurus musical sample creations:
https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevehydonus
https://www.reverbnation.com/stevehydonus https://myspace.com/stevehydonus/music/songs<br />http://stevehydonus.googlepages.com/  (Personal website)<br />email:ombabaji@hotmail.com (For CD\'s

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Buy traffic for your forum/website
traffic-masters
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy