Posts Tagged ‘purity’

Samadhi – State of One-Ness

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

In speaking of Samadhi we are referring to the supreme states of human consciousness when, beyond the petty ego, an individual occasionally is released into the universal consciousness beyond, to taste the Reality which exists in the patterned beauty of the infinite life in which we are a part and to which we are usually blind.

These expansions of consciousness are rare but well known enough by account, to allow us to accept that we also have a potential to experience the same.

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Diamond Meditation

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

When we meditate we take a prime thought and choose to identify with it. We generally choose a natural creation that appeals to us so that we can attune to its energies. So, through a focus on things of nature and natural forms, we seek to expand our understanding of the vital creative energies of Nature behind the outer forms and apparent purposes.

This particular exercise in meditation is based upon the lengthy process of natural forces at work over aeons in creating diamonds. The diamond crystals are formed in the earth from carbon in the normal slow evolutionary process that takes millions of years to transform basic black carbon into the pure crystal gemstone that, when faceted, can be displayed in jewellers’ windows. The diamond takes its rightful place as the most royal gemstone. It popularly symbolizes purity, fidelity, power, wealth and truth.

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Ashtanga Yoga

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Raja Yoga is the royal Yoga explaining higher development and discovery of our hidden powers resulting in complete inner harmony, concentration and meditation.

The eight-fold Path of Patanjali’s is a strong basis for one’s commencement of study and is common to all yoga margas or paths. Known as Ashtanga Yoga this 8-fold teaching has 7 stages of disciplines requiring effort from the individual. The eighth stage is known as Samadhi and is the result of spiritual grace following personal effort and aspiration towards God.  It is the reward of personal discipline and intensity of aspiration and devotion but it is also a mysterious factor beyond our conscious control that results in our spiritual enlightenment and with it, a state of ineffable bliss.

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