Step 8: Asana and sacred form

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Spirit is matter and matter is spirit. This was said by Blavatsky in the late 1800′s. Soon thereafter, quantum physics was born from the basic principle that matter is not solid, compacted, and only dense through the genius of people like Max Planc and Albert Einstein who had Blavatsky on their desk or in their mind. But more than 2000 years before that, the Buddha had said that “form is emptiness, emptiness is form.” All these people are saying the same thing.

Asana, as is practiced in The Practice of Living Awareness, is a call to the sacredness of our body. Without it, we cannot serve, which is why we are incarnated. This body is the only one that we have, the only source of hands and feet, of vision and sound, of touch and taste, or perception in the worlds of form. This body is sacred, profoundly so. And being respectful and in amazement of that, we then lift our eyes to the sacred world of form all around us. The mandala of form that is the world, Nature, a moment of being alive, this recognition comes from living with Asana as part of our living awareness.

Webcast (will play on any tablet or computer – Mac or Pc, but not on iPad or iPhone): Asana and sacred form

Podcast (downloadable): Asana and sacred form 

Continuum: Understanding and Building the Antahkarana 4

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vertical raysThe nature of Awareness-Mind is clear, radiant, empty of fabrications or modifications, thus is non-interrupted – it is a continuum. Antahkarana is another word for the non-interrupted, continuum-continuity of Awareness-Mind. Various models of states and planes of awareness or of being portray a ladder-like, step by step, access to more refined (or higher) modes of Awareness-Mind. This portrayal is understandable in order to convey to the concretizing mind a system or order of both Awareness-Mind-Being and how to BE. Yet, in reality, Awareness-Mind-Being has the character of continuous flowing and dynamic radiance, that is uninterrupted in any way thus is empty thus is infinite.

Antahkarana is the continuity of Awareness. Buddhi or monad or essential Self or essence Mind are not somewhere else, just as Summer is not somewhere other than Spring. The arising of Summer from Spring is the wave of the seasons, labeled and used accordingly by all life forms. Yet the seasons are a continuum, waves of the ocean are a continuum, Awareness-Mind is a continuum. We break it up with the naming of everything. This is an understandable action. As incarnated beings, identified by form, this is understandable. But, ultimately, it is a fundamental error.

There is video on the front and end of the meditation practice. May we all awaken to already present pure Awareness.

Webcast (won’t play on iPhone or iPad but will on any other tablet or computer and OS): Continuum, Antahkarana 4

Podcast (downloadable for use anytime): Continuum, Antahkarana 4 

Step 8: Asana – why?

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Meditation_by_galifardeuI hope you can watch the video introduction. Much is explained about posture in meditation and the subtle and effective reasons why. The introduction says it all – so no need to type!

Webcast (will not play on iPad or iPhone but on all computers and OS): Asana – why?

Podcast: Asana – why?

Photo: Meditation on DeviantART

Meditate for the world.

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Although there is no live World Service meditation today, your meditation for the world is vitally needed. Violence in the world is now completely unpredictable. It is paid for by the tax dollars of the rich countries, USA first and foremost. It is also funded by a lifestyle that wastes water, electricity, and poisons the planet – its waters, air, and soil. Human beings have been uneducated of their innate compassion and brainwashed into being consumers, ignorant of the web of interdependence that any purchase or convenience has required.

History is told by those in power, not by those being wiped out. Over and over again, conquerors have taken what they wanted saying it is for the betterment of those who were being robbed and destroyed, those who held stewardship over what was being taken. Meditate for the world.

Please watch this five minute video. You and I are the change of the world IF we change our self. If we are at war within our self, war will not stop in the world. If we are addicted to anything, addictions cannot stop in the world. If we are in denial, denial and ignorance cannot stop in the world. But if we are caring and kind, war cannot continue in the world. If we are informed and make wise choices that are predicated upon the interdependence of all of life, then every one’s life (plant, animal, and human being) is bettered, more secure, more free, more happy. You and I matter. You and I can change the world – if we believe that our power is true and then act in the powerful ways of Light and Love.

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