Understanding desire from Vedic tradition

Do you know that the desire to exist is not something separate from existing?

In the Vedic tradition, there is one truth called Sat Chit Ananda – existing is Sat, knowing that you exist is Chit, celebrating your existing is Ananda. Existing, Sat is eternal because it is eternal, the desire to expand is also eternal. The desire to expand is not a crime, only if the desire to expand comes from abusing, grabbing or destroying others, it is a crime. Hence expansion is not a crime, desire to exist is not a crime. The Yoga Sutra 172 Chapter 4 verse 10 solves one of the important problems of physics, the continuous expansion of the Universe. Existence means expansion. Anything that exists expands, anything expands exists – this is the Cosmic Law. Therefore, if you have the desire to exist and the desire to expand, it is not a crime as taught to you by some other religions.

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Know Your True Desires

How would you feel if you are able to find out your true purpose in this birth? With this clarity, you would not be wasting so much time, money and energy on unnecessary distractions and self-conflicting desires in life.

That was exactly what happened to me when I was given the gift of knowing my true desires by my spiritual master, Paramahamasa Nithyananda in July 2006.  Since then, my entire life has changed tremdenously with all the alignments I made over the last 7 years.  To me, this was the first sacred gift I received from him i.e. from ignorance to clarity.

Last week in the “Holistic Sleep Therapy” workshop which I conducted with a few sincere participants, the emotion of fulfillment filled me when I saw they also were gifted the revelations of their true desires. They are the blessed ones because this knowledge is going to change their life forever.

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Science of Breathing (part iii) – Pranic Layer

 

I remembered an incident that happened in one of my yoga classes in 2002. It was during the deep relaxation phase, I guided a group of students to visualize breathing all the way down to the toes with awareness.  After the class, one middle-aged lady, who was a teacher, came to ask me “How can we breathe to the toes when we only breathe through the lungs?”

This incident taught me the importance of giving a deeper understanding about the breath beyond the physiological process to a layman.  To the laymen who are wired by logics and intellectual scientific facts, they are only able to accept facts relating to the matter world. In the field of energy, the modern science still has a long way to catch up with spirituality. The good news is they are moving towards the right direction. We can see a growing interest in research about energy and the popularity of alternative therapy such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture, Ayurveda and different forms of energy healing in recent couple of decades. One thing these practices have in common is their fundamental  core understanding in seeing the human body as holistic bio-energy not just as matter of different systems.

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