Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Meditation and brain waves

Meditation and brain waves
It is a widely known fact that meditation plays an important role in improving both our physical and mental health. It is obvious that meditation also affects our brain. Our brain uses electromagnetic energy to function and this electrical activity of the brain is displayed in the form of brain waves. Meditation causes an alteration in these brain waves.

How Does Meditation Affect Our Brain Waves?

When we are in a state of meditation, our brain waves pass through different phases of relaxation. Whether in a state of rest, activity or sleep, our brain always displays some level of electrical activity. The frequency and location of electrical brain waves is measured with the help of EEG (electroencephalography) electrodes, which are placed in standard areas of the scalp using a custom-made hat.
Each frequency, measured in cycles per second (Hz), has its own set of characteristics representing a specific level of brain activity and hence a unique state of consciousness.
Beta (12-30Hz): Beta brain waves are associated with normal waking consciousness and a heightened state of alertness, logic and critical reasoning. As you go about your daily activities you are at Beta. Although important for effectively functioning in everyday life, higher Beta levels translate into stress, anxiety and restlessness. With the majority of adults primarily operating at Beta during their waking hours it is little wonder that stress is today’s most common health problem. The voice of Beta is the little nagging chatterbox of your inner critic, which becomes louder and more relentless the higher you go in the range.

My 'I-ness'

I am not the thought and so I am not the mind. I am the divine energy only. My infiniteness is limited to my body. Now I can work through senses only. My energy, my ‘I-ness’ is working through senses. Thoughts are also energy and mind is based on these thoughts.  My mind, my thoughts cannot run without my ‘I-ness’, my energy.
Thoughts need energy to run and definitely need energy from a source. Their source of energy is my ‘I-ness’. I am allowing thoughts to exist and mind to exist. I am allowing matter to exist around me. Everything around me is my own creation. There is nature around me which is helping me to create matter and simultaneously this nature binding me with the material too. My own energy is overtaking me and trying to take my ownership and it takes it most of the time but because of its dependence on its origin, ‘my I-ness’ it continuous needs energy. It means realm of mind cannot be sustained and exist without ‘my I-ness’.
There are some other hidden machines in the body. These are chakras. These are subtle. These are nano machines made up of divine energy. One function of these machines is to manifest material world around. Energy in form of desires went to different nano machines for manifestation and these machines, if working properly covert these energies into our aura, the energy field around us. The aura transfer these desires to nature for manifestation and this happen with chakra machines.
If our subtle nano machines are not works properly then field of aura become saturated with energies and manifestation of desires will not happen around. Now system of senses and formation of desires is going on and more desires are awaiting for manifestations through these nano machines. Now as these nano machines are not working at their speeds. In this case the awaiting energies went back to the body and starts converting into diseases.
To correct these energies we need to correct these nano machines. These nano machines are rotating at their frequencies. We need to maintain their frequencies. There are certain psychological practices to maintain the speeds of these nano machines. These nano machines can be controlled through our own energy, our ‘I-ness’. Our ‘I-ness’ can be developed with the power of our awareness.
To be aware all the time is the best way of controlling these nano machines. There should be always a check on us. Always be conscious. Always ask yourself ‘Am I conscious?’ is the best way to develop the power of awareness.
This developed power of awareness should be applied to different nano machines to correct their working. There are certain helping tools to develop the awareness. Yogic Sleep, Yoga, Breathing Techniques, meditation. Main purpose of these techniques is to withdraw energy from our sensual field and keep it at the source which is our ‘I-ness’.
These researches have been confirmed with the help of Kirlian photography. Pictures of aura has been taken with the help of Kirlian Camera. It is also found there that first disease if formed in form of energy and then it manifested in mind then on body.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

संसार के दो पाले

कबड्डी के मैच की तरह संसार में भी दो पाले हैं. एक पाला है मन का और दूसरा पाला है ईश्वर का. जब जब मन के पाले में होते है तो हमारे ऊपर मन का ही राज़ चलता है. मन हमें इस संसार में बांधता है और बांधे रखता है. और प्रकृति भी हमें कर्म बंधन के अनुसार फल देती रहती है. हम बड़े खुश होते है की मेरे पास यह है मेरे पास वो है. पर वास्तव में वो मन खुश होता है हमें चक्र में डाल कर. क्यूंकि जब मृत्यु अटल सत्य है तो हमारा लक्ष्य धन कमाना और विभिन्न वस्तुए इकठ्ठी करना कैसे हो सकता है.
अब दूसरा पाला है परमात्मा का पाला. मन जल्दी से इस पाले की और जाने नहीं देता. जैसे इस पाले की और जाने लगते है तो मन हमें भटकाने लगता है. पर इस पाले में आने के बाद मन का राज़ नहीं चलता क्यूंकि यहाँ सब कुछ साफ़ साफ़ दिखने लगता है और यह भी समझ में आने लगता है की वो मन ही था और कुछ नही.
इस पाले में धीरे धीरे प्रवेश करके मन की जकड़ से आपने आप को आज़ाद करना है. जब आप अपने आप को आज़ाद कर लेंगे अपने मन से, तभी परमात्मा को अपने सामने खड़ा पाएंगे..  तभी तो कहते है – धीरे-धीरे हे मना धीरे सब कुछ होए.
हरि ॐ तत सत.   

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Three types of karma with reference to the jivan-mukta.

Three types of karmas are –
1. Sanchit-karma – Collection of all karmas due to past actions and past lives
2. Prarabdha-karma – On-going fruit of past actions and past lives
3. Agami-karma – Future fruit of past actions and past lives

Jivan-mukta’s sanchit-karma
Sanchit-karmas of a jivan-mukta are put to naught the very moment he realize the Self. Swami Chinmayananda gives the example of a prisoner whose ‘file is closed; the very moment he dies – one cannot execute the court order to hang him for the murder he had committed, for simple reason that he is no more there to undergo such a punishment. In the same way the moment the ‘Self-knowledge’ is dawn, individuality, which is the performer of the actions to whom the results should accrue ends. When individuality has ended, the cumulative results of the actions – both the good as well as the bad in the account of the individual are written off.

Jivan-mukta’s Prarabbdha-karma
Prarabbdha-karma, being those that have started yielding results, cannot be prevented and will inevitably affect the Jivan-mukta’s conditioning of body, mind and intellect. No one ‘gyani’ or ‘agyani’ can avoid the prarabbdha-karma.
Hence the statement “prarabbdha bhogena nasyati – Prarabbdha comes to an ends only after experiencing them.
Further explained by Shankaracharya – “That action which was performed before the dawn of knowledge and because of which this body is conjured up is not destroyed by self-knowldege without yielding its fruit…like the arrow shot at an object that is assumed to be a tiger, it does not then stop just because the object turns out to be a cow. It still pierced the object with full force. “
So, a jivan-mukat have to undergo fruit of his prarabbdha-karma. But at the same time the jivan-mukta is utterely unaffected by this prarabbdha-karma because of his firm Self-knowledge.

Jivan-mukta’s Agami-karma
Jivan-mukta’s agami-karmas also ends just like his sanchit kara. Just as the ‘sanchit karma file’ is closed, so too are the agami karmas which are supposed to mature and give their effects in a future birth had jivan-mukta continued to be ignorant of the Self.

On the jivan-mukta’s agami karmas, the law of Karma has something special to state – The jivan-mukta’s meritorious agami karma (punya) accrue to those who have loved and served him while his negative agami-karma (papa) accrue to those who have disrespected and distressed him. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

What role does ‘maya’ play in preventing us from realizing God?

God is the un-manifest, nameless, formless, part less infinite Self. God assumes the role of creator and through his creative power (maya) creates this entire world of things and beings.

The manifest world by ‘maya’ is very evident and appears solid and real. It is our field of work and livelihood from which we reap joys and sorrows. Many therefore forget the infinite and un-manifest substratum and consider the manifest world itself as their God. Further it is through the body, senses and mind that we interact with the world and being so closely associated with them we consider the manifested instruments alone as ourselves and completely ignore the infinite God because of whom they function. 

‘Worshiping finite deities for desire fulfillment prevents us from knowing God.’ Explain.

Deities are finite and are designed by the God itself, to boost the mechanism of desires. Human being full of lust of different desires went to different deities for fulfillment of their desires and they meet their desires and again remain tied with the all three virtues of ‘maya’. Not realizing that God is the main source of power, we worship deity as the God and consider that deity alone is our wish-fulfiller. But desires and fulfillment of desires are poison for a spiritual seeker. Because desires, actually enrich the ignorance. Fulfillment of one desire comes with lust of so many desires and one never can come out of world of desires and chapter of GOD realization would never start. 

Divine Vision

The whole world is pervaded by God. God is in all beings. Vision of looking infinite Self or divinity or God everywhere and in all is called as divine vision. Man of realization sees God in all. So he naturally reveres, loves and serves all. There are example of so many saints in Indian Scripture who were have a divine vision – Sant Eknath, Goswami Tulsidas.