Brahmananda Swaroopa

  Brahmananda Swaroopa, Isha Jagadisha Akhilananda Swaroopa, Isha Mahesha   Brahma refers to the creator. The creator has been described as emptiness, as boundlessness, as light, and as darkness – the ultimate reality. Whatever is the basis of creation, that’s Brahma. And Brahma is Akhila, which means he’s all-pervading. Ananda refers to the blissfulness or ecstasy of the creator. Swaroopa is ‘an image’. So, we are talking about an image of the ecstasy of the creator. Isha means that which rules. Jagadisha means the same thing, said in a different way. Jaga means existence. Jagadisha is the ruler of the existence. That which is everything, the image of that, is Mahesha. The creator is referred to in so many ways, so we’re saying everything, this whole existence is an image of the ecstasy of the creator. Source: Sounds of Isha

Lord Sri Brahma – The Creator of the Universe

  Lord Sri Brahma is the first member of the Brahmanical, Sri Vishnu being the second and Sri Rudra or Siva the third. Sri Brahma is the God of Creation. He is traditionally accepted as the Creator of the entire universe and all living creations, all the energy’s of dual world’s. Everything that exists is through him. All secrets of preserving Sri Vishnu’s work and the destruction work of Sri Rudra are given to them from the Creator Sri Brahma. An individual’s subtle body is constituted of his mind and intellect, that is, his entire thoughts. Man’s subtle body is responsible for the creation of his gross body and also the world that he experiences. The thoughts of an individual determine the type of physical body he possesses. The same thoughts are also responsible for the type of world that the individual experiences around him. As the thoughts, so the world. If a man possesses good thoughts he sees a good world. If his thoughts are bad he sees a bad world. When thoughts are absent there is no world at all. In deep sleep there are no thoughts, no world. This phenomenon is true not only of the microcosm but of the macrocosm as well. The cosmic subtle body is the aggregate of all subtle bodies of all living beings. The cosmic subtle body called the Hiranyagarbha, is said to be the creator of the entire universe. This creator is Sri Brahma. One of the earliest iconographic descriptions of Sri Brahma is that of the four-faced god seated on a lotus. The Lord has in his four hands a water-pot (kamandalu), a manuscript (Vedas), a sacrificial implement (sruva) and a rosary (mala). He wears the hide of a black antelope and his vehicle is a swan (hamsa). The description of…

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Non-Violence – to others and to myself Truthfulness – honesty, don’t lie Non-Stealing – refrain from taking anything that is not freely offered Energy Moderation – preventing the dissipation of one’s energy through the misuse of the senses. preventing the dissipation of one’s energy through the misuse of the senses. e.g overstimulating foods, loud music, violent movies, and yes, inappropriate sexual behavior Nongrasping – You don’t need more and more if you are grateful and feeling fulfilled with what you have in the moment Purity – feel free from afflictive emotions. When you understand your true undying nature, it’s easier to stop striving for physical perfection and instead rest in joyful awareness. Contentment – It’s not about creating perfection. Life will throw whatever it wants at you, and you ultimately have little control. Be welcoming of what you get. Right Effort – self-discipline, effort. Self-Study – Happiness is our nature, and it is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. Dedication to the Highest – liberation—the highest happiness—comes only from a love of, communion with, and surrender to, God.

The Highest Blessings – Mangala Sutta

Thus I have heard that the Blessed One Was staying at Savatthi, Residing at the Jeta’s Grove In Anathapika’s Park. Then in the dark of the night, a radiant deva Illuminated all Jeta’s Grove. She bowed down low before the Blessed One Then standing to one side she said: ‘Devas are concerned with happiness And ever long for peace. The same is true for humankind. What then are the highest blessings?’ ‘Avoiding those of foolish ways, Associating with the wise, And honouring those worthy of honour. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Living in places of suitable kinds, With the fruits of past good deeds And guided by the rightful way. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Accomplished in learning and craftsman’s skills, With discipline highly trained, And speech that is true and pleasant to hear. These are the highest blessings.’ Providing for mother and fathers support And cherishing family, And ways of work that harm no being, These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Generosity and a righteous life, Offering help to relatives and kin, And acting in ways that leave no blame. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Steadfast in restraint, and shunning evil ways, Avoiding intoxicants that dull the mind, And heedfulness in all things that arise. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Respectfulness and being of humble ways, Contentment and gratitude, And hearing the Dhamma frequently taught. These are the highest blessings.’ Patients and willingness to accept one’s faults, Seeing venerated seekers of truth, And sharing often the words of the Dhamma. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Ardent, committed to the Holy Life, Seeing for oneself the Noble Truths And the realisation of Nibbana. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Although in contact with the world, Unshaken the mind remains Beyond all sorrow, spotless, secure. These are the highest blessings.’ ‘Those who live…

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The Many Wines ~ Rumi

God has given us a dark wine so potent that, drinking it, we leave the two worlds. God has put into the form of  hashish a power to deliver the taster from self-consciousness. God has made sleep so that it erases every thought. God made Majnun love Layla so much that just her dog would cause confusion in him. There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same! Jesus was lost in his love for God. His donkey was drunk with barley. Drink from the presence of saints, not from those other jars. Every object, every being, is a jar full of delight. Be a connoisseur, and taste with caution. Any wine will get you  high. Judge like a king, and choose the purest, the ones unadulterated with fear, or some urgency about “what’s needed.” Drink the wine that moves you as a camel moves when it’s been untied, and is just ambling about. By: Rumi Mathnawi IV, 2683-96 The Essential Rumi, Coleman Barks

Live by These Words

Remember God Serve people Love everyone Remember God Pray everyday; do japa mala This physical world is an illusory and what we have here is impermanent. Don’t loose the spiritual for the temporal Shiv Puja every Monday   Look after your body Eat vegetarian – rice, vegetables, milk, butter, ghee, honey, lots of water, natural sweets Physical exercises to physically exhaust you – weights, pushups, running, swimming, yoga, ride bike Your body is like a battery; don’t zap all the juice out of your body use it in other ways Don’t overeat/eat the wrong things Don’t sleep too much, no napping in the day time   Be engaged Read books about saints – Buddha, Dhamma, Indian saints Do work that is mentally and physically engaging Watch movies etc. for entertainment Do things you love – wild foods, camping, outdoors stuff, help people, study and play music, cooking, Build a lifestyle business Build YogiTonics website to help others about stuff you learnt Have a project to work on e.g. bike paint, instrument repair, grow op, online project Drawing class, guitar, flutes, photography, hiking, foraging, gardening, wood work, web development/digital marketing, non-duality, travel, swimming, diving, sailing, watersports, nature, business, film making, massage/reflexology, herbs, cooking.   Live morally and ethically Revere your Mother Revere your Father Worship God Read Scripture Don’t tell lies Keep a morning and evening routine Sex needs love and affection Don’t let lust over power you Be humble, sub-due the ego with awareness and reflection Make merit – donate a portion of regular income to charitable causes, feed renunciates, help the needy, go out of you way to think of others and help them Live an honest life – work hard for your money, pay taxes, don’t cheat people, over deliver for them Don’t judge people – see their benefits and positive…

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