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The March 2013 AHYMSIN newsletter TOC:
Live Positively and Joyfully by Swami Rama
Love in Stillness by Swami Veda Bharati
Dear Yoga Mentor, My Question Is… by Swami Veda Bharati
Thai TTP Group At SRSG
Kumbha Mela by Pierre Lefebvre
An Interview with Pandit Dabral
Non-violence in a Violent World by Randall Krause
We Are Not the Body by Daniel Hertz
Two Wings to Fly by Ilyaz Nasrullah
Meditation in Embroidery by Swami Veda Bharati and Gorapin Pangnakorn
Gratitude for Spoken Words
Introduction to Bali by Swami Veda Bharati
The Hour of The Goddess by Karen Fiedler
Notes on 2013 Sangha by Rajini Prakash
Gendercide: Daughters of the Goddess by Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati
The Last Statement of Swami Veda Bharati before Taking the Five-Year Vow of Silence At the Gathering of the Sangha, 9th March 2013
[During Swami Veda’s talk on 9th March 2013 at the 2013 Sangha Gathering, Swamiji introduced the practice for “the next five years and the rest of your life.” This is a transcript of that talk.]
Akhaṇḍa-maṇḍalākaraṁ vyāptaṁ yena charācharam.
Tat padaṁ darshitaṁ yena tasmai shrī-gurave namaḥ.
Hiraṇya-garbhād ārabdhām sheṣha-vyāsādi-madhyamām.
Svāmi-shrī-rāma-pādāntāṁ vande guru-paramparām.
Om tat sat brahmārpaṇam astu.
Swami Veda wanted to share this picture "A view of the sangha gathering at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, 28 Feb to 10 March 2013" with you. The shawls in the picture were a gift from Swamiji to sangha members.
Wisdom is different from information. A person can memorize the entire Oxford English Dictionary and still not have a clue as to how to live in a way that is fulfilling and life-enhancing. Wisdom is not about information, but about understanding how to live a fulfilling life.
People often think that wisdom comes from experience. It is true that as we live and act, we have a chance to learn from our successes and mistakes. However, you've no doubt met many people who go through experience after experience and yet seem to learn little.
Wisdom actually comes from a part of the mind, called the buddhi, in yoga. Buddhi is the instrument of understanding; it's our inner-guide. It's function is to make discriminations and choices. When the buddhi is offline, no amount of information will result in wisdom. For buddhi to do its job, it has to be fed good information, and we need to be able to receive and act on buddhi's output. Yoga-meditation provides an efficient program for doing this.
AHYMSIN Publishers announces the publication of a new book by Swami Veda Bharati: Kundalini – Stilled or Stirred?.
Tantra, an exposition of śrī-vidyā, is a thread of Vedic tantu. This ray of the light of consciousness folds about itself as a coil (kuṇḍala), forming the coiled energies of the conscious universe, thus becoming kuṇḍalinī.
This book looks at Tantra from a different perspective against the common view of it being more associated with its carnal/sexual nature. Tantra is the art of “celibacy”. Human beings are a wave in the ocean of Consciousness, and this wave passes through our psycho-physiological complex compound, forming the personal kuṇḍalinī. All sensations in the human body are manifestations of the presence of kuṇḍalinī. Our desires are the signals released by the kuṇḍalinī. Different psycho-physical apparatuses are plugged into it like electrical plugs in different sockets.
This volume, while portraying kuṇḍalinī from its psycho-physical and spiritual implications and impacts, tries to alleviate some misconceptions about the nature of cakras – the consciousness centers. It deals at length with the phenomena of higher levels of spiritual evolution – “raising the kuṇḍalinī” and “opening the cakras” – helping one drop all mental habit patterns to achieve “liberation”.