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Human Life is an Ideological Flow
 

by Dada on December 28, 2011

What is Ideology?  This word has two parts—Idea and –logy.  Logy comes from the Greek word, logos, meaning the "study of" something.  Idea has a different meaning from the perspective of mysticism or spirituality.  Normally a person might say, “I have an idea.  Let’s go for a holiday in some nice place.”  However Idea from a purely spiritual perspective is something that cannot be defined because the Ultimate Goal is beyond mind’s capacity. (How to Prepare for the Explosion of the Mind)

 

So the study of that which is beyond the mind is Ideology and the process for achieving oneness with that state is meditation. (http://www.dadaprana.com/guided-meditation.html)  Human beings are moving from birth to birth along a path which flows from one expanded state to another until final achievement.

 

Humans have three levels of mental process—instinct, intellect and intuition. Some humans are fully engrossed in their instinctual mind. Instinct is not learned, it is inborn.  For example the instinct of the baby to suck milk.  No one can say that a baby is inferior or superior, high or low.  A baby is just a baby struggling with his or her body to be able to crawl, sit up or walk.  The baby is moving along its own path. 

 

 

At a certain point the baby is called a child and is sent to school to learn from a person who has a more developed mind or intellect.  As a child comes in contact with an older person the intellect is developed.  Intellect is the mind that knows, AND also knows how it knows. The intellect compares contrasts and synthesizes.  The person using his or her intellect is not judged as good or bad, high or low.  Each of us is challenged by other intellects so that there is another comparison, contrast and synthesis.  This person is also in the flow of humanity, moving toward awareness, a realization of the Ultimate Goal, or Idea.

 

Intuition is developed by meditation.  How do I know that my intuition is developed?  Instinct is developed by physical struggle.  Intellect is refined by psychic clash, the clash of thoughts and ideas in the ordinary sense.  Intuition is developed by longing for the Great, the Infinite, the Divine.  So the stronger my longing for the Infinite the more developed is my intuition. (http://www.dadaprana.com/workshop-on-samadhi.html)  The mind is expanding to greater and greater insights resulting in large heartedness, inclusion and compassion.

 

 

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Interview with a Yogic Monk Activist

by Dada on October 12, 2011

Characteristic of Good People
- Anandamurti

March 23, 2012

"The characteristic of good people is to fight against injustice, to firmly adhere to truth and righteousness, to protect the helpless and fight against all evil persons. Those who are merely simple and are of a meek and goody-goody nature are not good people."

‎"To willingly subject oneself to humiliation without protest, to tolerate injustice and accept all the agonies of exploitation as divine providence without resistance is not the mark of a good person."

‎"What is dogma? Where there is no logic, where there is no support of intellectuality, where there is no debate and free discussion, but there is only a severe imposition forcing people to accept something, there is dogma."

Grace Pours Like Rain On Everyone

August 31, 2011

Grace is something you get whether you deserve it or not. It is like grease or oil that helps the engine to run and not get stuck. It is neither positive nor negative. And it is always available.
My Consciousness is confined within a bundle of samskara’s which defines my mind. At some future time this [. . . ]

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The Voyage

August 31, 2011

I lived in the Philippines for approximately ten years. The Philippines is a country with many islands and the only way to get from one island to another is by ship which may take from 6 hours to 3 days. I was traveling on one such ship from Manila the capitol to [. . . ]

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Let’s have a Heart Circle!

July 31, 2011

We have the unique opportunity to learn by doing pioneering psycho-spiritual work.
Mantra and Ideation: A psychological approach to enhancing our spiritual connection
In this highly interactive and tranformative workshop, I lead participants in a series of exercises to understand how to use mantra as a tool for growth. Participants experience and exchange ideas on how mantra [. . . ]

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Do Yogi's believe in God?

June 17, 2011

There is a term in samskrta called Brahma. The meaning of Brahma is vast, or that which cannot be measured. Brahma is composed, theoretically of two parts-Shiva, Consciousness, and Shakti, the force which creates differences. In the state where Shakti has no influence on Shiva, it is called Nirguna Brahma. Nir- [. . . ]

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Imperfection

May 6, 2011

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti asked his disciples one day about two well known yogis both of whom achieved Moksa, Liberation, the highest state of Enlightenment. One of them followed all the rules. The other fell because of some human weakness but still achieved the goal. He then asked which of the two was greater.   Everyone in [. . . ]

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Food for the MIND

February 25, 2011

FOOD
All foods that are beneficial to both body and mind are considered sentient.
Mutative Food: Any food that is beneficial to the body but is neutral to the mind, or vice versa, is called mutative.
Static Food: All kinds of foods which are harmful to either the body or mind and may or may not be harmful [. . . ]

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Owning your own spiritual nature

December 21, 2010

Just a few stimulating questions:
1. What smells, tastes, sights, touches, or sounds in your environment connect you with your inner sense of happiness or pleasure?  Do you ever use memories of sensory experiences to connect with your inner sense of pleasure or happiness when you are alone or with close [. . . ]

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Authenticity

December 21, 2010

“Suppose your boss arrives; you will welcome him and say, "Please come, sit down and have something to eat. " You flatter him but inside you say,"What a trouble has arrived! When will he go?" This is not known to your boss. Thus, two"I’s" are within you; one performs action [. . . ]

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Questionnaire for Mantra Therapy seminar participants

QUESTIONS

1. What was your experience with the mantra as sound? Where did you experience the mantra in your body?

2. How did the experience of the mantra enhance, change or deepen your idea or concept of Divinity, Higher Power or Baba?

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