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Retrain the brain- release stress & discover Inner peace.
Module-1 Discipline, educate and empower the mind
As you uninstall the old software, reinstall upgrade and latest software for the smooth functioning of PC, the program evolves the mind and the brain that awakens to inner peace and happiness. The program includes an understanding of Kundalini, Nada, Mantra, Mudra, Yoga-Nidra, Pranayama, Chakra, Vayu, Granthi, Yantra, Tray Sarira, five Koshas, Shiva-Shakti as taught by great masters of Eastern Wisdom. The Module -1 has ten sessions for 10 hours
The essence of teaching, practices and personalized sessions for individual and groups is based on revelations of great masters Dattatreya, Kapila, and Complete books of Upanishads, Gita and Sutra. The integral teaching from Eastern Wisdom drops all the obstacles one after one and opens the gateway to freedom, peace, happiness, love, wisdom to live life with our true nature.
The module -1 gives you knowledge, practices, power, and experience to start working on the mind that changes the brain. The brain changes your attitudes that bring about change in personality and life. When mind works on us, it makes us lazy, crazy, reactive, stressed, negative and suffer.
- Learn how to replace stress response with the relaxation response.
- Retrain body, brain, breath, and mind to restore well-being.
- Manage day-to-day challenges of anxiety, stress, fatigue & insomnia.
- Awaken to the dynamic power of the self and explore the inner potential.
What is the intention? One desire that ends all desires in the world
It is the aim or purpose to act in a certain way so that all desires in the mind of the world ends except one, i.e. of self-discovery or awakening. But how to help the mind to remain focused on one desire. This desire is not the desire for happiness, love, and wisdom from the people, place, objects, time and events in the world outside. When the mind focusses on one desire for freedom from the mind and awakening, it becomes an aspiration. This aspiration to awaken to the self is the right Intention.
Become a seeker first before creating an aspiration or right intention
Without understanding that mind can make a choice, we cannot create an intention. Life evolves unconsciously at all time. The human race can alone choose to evolve consciously. There comes the intention. Seeker of peace and happiness brings an end to all desires when he contemplates and reflects on the thoughts that enter the mind. Every thought has one or more objects associated with it. This association has two factors – the desire for seeking -other than one’s real-self, and projecting happiness and peace in that object. It does not mean you stop living in the house, driving your car, eating food you like, working in the office. It means you live within and doing all chores of life without any craziness, laziness, forgetfulness.
Why is Right Intention required for mind for any meditation practice?
Mind at present is heavily conditioned. It has forgotten that we have potentials for peace, happiness, wisdom, love, and truth. We need to sow the seed and make it pregnant. We all know what pregnancy means – it takes nine months to deliver a baby. What about our intention. It depends on your intensity, commitment, and regularity. A wrong intention projects peace and happiness outside on the object, a person, or place and a right intention keeps mind moving within, living within with an aspiration to ‘know thyself,’ according to Buddha.
How does intention help Living from inside to outside – qualitative difference?
The only difference is that now you are living from inside to outside and not from outside to inside. Living from inside to outside is to live consciously and preventing the world from entering inside. When you live from outside to inside, you like to fill the emptiness within with pleasure, avoidance of pain and suffering. The right Intention should have elements of movement, contemplation, and reflection to purify the mind. They are known as Mantra, taught by masters of Eastern Wisdom.
How Right intention breaks the craziness of mind and limited view of the world?
The limited view is all thoughts related to false – self for seeking pleasures from the world. No doubt we should enjoy what is given to us but should not give value to them. A Value given to any object outside, create attachment and obsession that creates delusion in the path. A person treading the path with delusion has many dangers. The delusion creates the wrong perception leads to the wrong intention. It invites all the defects of the mind. This wrong notion and thinking become the greatest danger on the path of Kundalini meditation.
How to create Right Intention to succeed in meditation?
According to Yoga Kundalyo Upanishad, the authentic text, the master starts the text with the following mantra:
ॐ सह नाववतु | सह नौ भुनक्तु |
सह वीर्यं करवावहै | तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥
May He (self or the supreme consciousness) protect us (master and disciples) both together (in the journey to self-discovery?).
May He nurture (provide all necessities for physical survival) us both together.
May we work (learn, practice, awaken and liberate) closely together with great energy (enthusiasm, commitment, dedication, and perseverance).
May our Sadhana (practices for awakening includes study, practice, and contemplation) be strong and active;
May we not mutually envy (or may we not hate any).
Om! Let there be Peace, Peace, and Peace
Om Shanti Shanti and Shanti
The mantra above is learned, studied and contemplated with the master leads to success. Because the mantra is a seed that does not become a tree overnight. The mantra is like a zip folder that needs to be opened, and every open file needs regular study, contemplation, and reflection included in the Kundalini meditation practice.
The great original poet who discovered verse of Sanskrit like Homer who wrote Iliad (800 BC) – Greek epic poem, homer
Valmiki- first a dacoit and dreaded criminal who became a great poet, and master. The story says that master gave him a mantra – Rama made of two syllables means ‘the all-pervading one’. The opposite of Rama is Mara means nonexistent or dead. He got enlightenment by this word. He composed Ramayana, a great epic that contains 23 000 verses. He lived around 500 BC. When one becomes the seeker, mantra alone can awaken the Kundalini.
Neuroscience says brain changes by an intention and regular practice brings the change
Neuroscience says that the brain changes its structure and functions. This change can change our attitude, habits, traits and physiological, psychological functions. Latest understanding suggests that meditation practices can help change the brain to release stress, achieve inner peace, happiness, and well-being.
Manuals of science and Eastern Wisdom (includes Kundalini Yoga) are different
Science aims at understanding the world outside. It is an objective reality. It works at its best in cause and effect relationship. The manual of science is discovering, how objective reality can help live better. We are more than objective reality. Our subjective reality or self is different from objective reality. We possess the body, life, mind, intellect, and emotions. We are not the body, breath, brain, mind, intellect, and emotions. Then who we are? The manuals of Eastern Wisdom aim at the discovery of real-self – who am I. if we aspire to awaken – we need to study the principles of Eastern Wisdom. Science finds out the world outside (who I am not?) and Eastern Wisdom finds out-who am I?