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208. The form of God is peace. OM and peace are His forms. He is without form. He is without change. He is above discrimination. He is bliss, absolute. Like the lulling of children to sleep in the cradle, we must sleep internally with the Manas for the pillow. We must be successful in each and every test. We cannot get employment unless we succeed in the tests. Knowing to speak english but not knowing how to write, is not knowing english fully.

209. The throat place is the "Muladhara" where the serpent power (Kundalini) is originated. The heart space is the place for the throat place. The heart space is in the middle of the eye brows. "Swadhisthana" is in the brain. Ajna is triangular. What is called "Raja Yoga" is above the neck. Ajna is the locality where man attains Mukti. What is called "this world" is Jeevatma. What is called the "next world" is Paramatma. The union of these two is the space of consciousness. Chit is the mental mood. Sat is the one, indivisible.

210. Pooraka is drawing the breath up. Kumbhaka is retaining the breath. Rechaka is the exhaling of breath. Slowly from within. many sorts of cakes are prepared from the same rice. So also, by breath, everything is accomplished. The functions are different. What is called Pranayama is all internal working. The same is Shiva Shakti in man. When this Shakti is guided to Brahma-Randhra, it is communion with God-head.

211. Shiva Shakti is oner indivisible. Shiva Shakti is salvation. Shiva Shakti is the "upward breath". Shiva Shakti is Prana-vayu. it is the Omkar; it is the Pranava. From Pranava is creation. Pranava is consciousness of the body, Omkar is soul consciousness. Omkar is like the kernel in a dry coconut. The finite becomes one with the infinite. River becomes one with the sea. The mental moods are the rivers; the indivisible Shiva Shakti is the sea. Just as paper when burnt in f ire loses its individuality, the mind loses its individuality in the Atman. Five or six roads may have only one junction. We may travel by these roads either by walking or by train. The "body" is the train by which we come and go.

212. Firm posture of the body is like the station. This posture should be an easy posture. This is Raja yoga. what is Asana is seat.

213. Samadhi means controlling one's energy. Samadhi is the "upward breath". The "upward breath" is what is called the "Taraka Brahma". When the "upward breath" has become perfect, the whole world is within you. This upward breath is the same in all creatures. A Raj a yogi is one who has realized the one, indivisible. He is one with God when he is talking or sitting or walking. Raja yoga is like sitting in an upper story and looking around below. "Raja yoga" is so called because it is the king of all yogas.
When our intellect becomes one with God, the same is known as Raja yoga. It is all peace; it is formless, qualityless. Bliss has no characteristics whatsoever. This is known as Jeevan Mukti.

214. Creation disappears in primordial nature. Coming out from this "primordial" is called creation. Entering into it again is called destruction. When you are conscious of the body, and of nothing else, it is "creation". For Raja-yoga, there is no particular action prescribed. There is no Shiva worship. There is no particular place. All this takes place to a Raja yogi in the brain center. Salutation takes place in the brain center. If one salutes in the brain center, it reaches all.

215. Brahma hood mans realization of "oneness" within oneself. Pindanda (microcosm) is that which is visible outside. Brahmanda (macrocosm) is seen inwards. This macrocosm is beyond creation. Creation is a mental condition. Atma is uncreate. Mind has fears of all sorts. All creation appears to exist only to the embodied. When the external is internalized, there is an end of all fear. I f you have gold ornaments on your body, you have fear of thieves. Those who have not such ornaments, have no cause for sorrow. They have one sightedness. Desire is in those who see with the physical eye. They see differences. Desire causes a man to work. Desirelessness is Mukti. Desirelessness for fruit is Jeevan Mukti. This is the state of an Avadhoota. This state is a subtle one. Jnyanis have the "internal sight". They have annihilated the Manas. They experience "one spirit" everywhere. They have no idea of differences. They have realized the one, indivisible. In the gross state, there aredifferences. The internal breath is notdivisible. It is indivisible; it is one.

216. The idea of grossness is all Rental. The "subtle state" is Atmaic. Jnyanis enjoy always "Yoga-nidra". They are in this state whether they are sitting or walking. Jnyanis may be compared to a tortoise. These animals project their limbs outside only when necessary; at all other times, they keep themselves inside the shell.

217. To the mail train and to the local train, the energy is the same. Time only differs. The Sanyasi is like the mail train. Sanyasi is one who sees the whole external world within himself. One who concentrates his power in the external world, is like the local train. It is difficult to get into the train; after getting into the train, there is no difficulty. One does not then think of the luggage. when we purchase a thing, sitting in the train, our attention is directed towards the train.So also, the first is discrimination; the second is sound. Whatever one may be doing, the attention should be f ixed in the head. Seeing, hearing, talking are not actions in themselves; breathing through the nose is an action in reality. What is called "good action" is the downward path.

218. What is called "silence" refers to the mind, not the tongue. What is done when the Budhi and Jnyana are in communion with the Atman, is not "karma". Silence is the real locality of the mind; not of the tongue.It is by silence, yoga is accomplished. He is a yogi who has united into one both Budhi and Jnyana. One who subjects the Manas to Budhi and makes Budhi control Manas, is a yogi. What is called "the vow of silence" is another name for the Sushumna which is the junction of the Ida and Pingala. The three important nerves of the body are the Ida and the Pingala and the Sushumna.Sushumna is the seat of the Kundalini.

219. All Tatwas have one root Tatwa called "Parabrahma". When this is realized, it is called Jeevan Mukti. You must see the river at its source and not after it merges into the sea. You should see the mother root of a tree. All the trees have one mother root. So also, all have one and only one God. When you have realized all as one homogeneous, this realization is Mukti.

220. The actors in a drama, first of all, perform a trial behind the curtain and then perform it on the stage. So also, is the performance of yoga; f irst of all, it is secretly practiced and when it is accomplished, it gets publicity of its own accord. When you begin to learn an art, you do not have experience of it all at once. The more you practice, the better will be your experience of it.

221. One's hunger is not appeased by simply smelling the food cooked. One must take the food himself, to satisfy his hunger. So also, the experience is the only accomplishment. There is no body to oppose you when you have experienced, "truth". By simply holding sugar in your hand, you cannot experience its sweetness. Sugar must be placed in the mouth to taste its sweetness. This is experience. Book knowledge gives room for doubts and discussion.But self experience does not. Experience for oneself is like the command of the king to the subjects. Experience is like the king's command; book knowledge is the subjects. What is called "Jeevan Mukti" is one's "true home", the aim and end of yoga. This is the thing to be attained. The dwelling in the cave is "the thing" to be accomplished in life. The cave is the Budhi; when Jeevatma learns to dwell in the Budhi, the aim of life is realized.The heart space which is the place of dwelling (cave) of the Atman is the place of the third eye. The heart space is discrimination is a woman. Budhi and Jnyana have become one , screw is turned by male or a female. and female. distinctions only. male and the female.

222. Gold does not make a man great.

223. Through science the bondage of karma is not cut through.

224. 0 Beggar! Burn the delusion of the mind in the fire of yoga! Those who have not realized the Brahman do not know the truth. They do not experience real joy. Egotistic tendencies are not destroyed. Be always immersed in Ananda. Bury your desire in the depth of your Manas. Desire is fruitless. Destroy it internally.

225. When Jeeva lead the Shiva Shakti in man internally to the center of the brain (Brahma Randhra) and there becomes one with Shiva, the indivisible, Mukti is realized. Brahm ananda is for him who has attained this Mukti. Always concentrate on Shiva. In the beginning, was Shiva. In the begining, there was Shiva Shakti alone. The Great Protector is the eternal Ananda. The great desirelessness is the eternal Ananda. He who is without desire, is without the three qualities (Gunas). That is real virtue. You are the king of yourself. You are the lord of Mukti. Look within yourself. The real form is the human form.Man stands at the head of the animal kingdom. In this world, there is nothing higher than man. It is man that has created all the countries.

226. He is a Brahmin who has experienced Brahm ananda. Your Maya (delusion) is transient. O Hari! Burn the ego! One who has destroyed the Manas has destroyed Maya. Hari (Maya) is not the lord; Shiva is the Lord. All know that butter is latent in milk. When we boilmilk, butter must be obtained. Those who take butter are very few. Milk is Bhakti. Heating milk on fire is the power of discrimination.The vessel for discrimination is Budhi. Thefire of discrimination is the fire of yoga. By this Viveka fire (Viveka means discrimi-nation), the six enemies of the body - anger,desire, envy, passion, avarice, delusion are destroyed and the butter obtained.

227. Without oil, a lamp cannot burn. So also,without "breath", the body cannot move. Without a helm, a boat cannot be steered toits destination. A steamer is steered bysteam energy and by the intelligence of thecaptain. A boat cannot go like a steamer. Similarly, a Sanyasi is like a steamer. Hewho has the whole world, in himself, is likea steamer. He who is in the world, is like the boat. The guiding light of a steamer is on the top; similarly is the Brahma Randra to a Sanyasi. Mind in a Sanyasi is merged in the heart space. What is light is Sanyasi. Acow cannot run like a horse. He whose mind is merged in the Self is like the horse. he whose mind is in the world is like the cow.All cannot become kings at the same time. All cannot be traders at the same time. Customers are also required.

228. When you walk in darkness, you have fear. But in light, there is no fear. Ignorance is darkness. Knowledge is the light. Guru is such a light. Light is guru.

229. In perfect sleep, men forget everything. Suppose you walk ten miles and then sleep. You are quite unaware of your existence in this world. So also, when you are hungry, you must satisfy your hunger by taking food yourself.

230. Just as there are the gutters (storm drains) on both sides of the road for the water to flow freely, so also, you must allow the breath to take an upward course freely. It requires great effort to carry a stone upwards. But without the least effort on our part, it suddenly comes down.Similarly is concentration. It is easy to take birth; but it is very difficult to leave this body.

We must discover the source of a river. After it joins the sea, there is no use in seeing the river. To a tree, its mother root is the most important; all other roots are subsidiary. When we raise a chair, our breath goes upwards. That is the seat of Prana. When we are cooking flames of fire have an upward course; so also, the smoke takes an upward course. In the lighted chimney, the course of the heated air is upwards. Similarly, in the heart space, the course of breath is upwards. Our joy is caused by the motion of the air (Vayu).Without this air motion, there is no blood circulation. when a water canal is damed, the motion of water has come to an end. So also, in this body, such a dam is -- Vatha, Pitha, and Kapha (three humors of Tridishas).

231. Head is the seat where the smell of musk, sandal-paste, camphor and concentrated camphor is experienced. Ants swarm at the place where there is sugar. Where the sound of Omkar is experienced, there is no ignorance. That which is seen by the spiritual eye is the real heart. That which is seen by the physical eye is not the real heart. The greatest is the head. The origin of breath is true Ananda. The real Ananda is in the cavity of the heart. The house of breath is the dwelling of Kundalini. This is the house of Shiva. This is our real happy home of peace. This is the home of Satwa guna. One who lives in this house, does not care for honor and dishonor. This is the home of a yogi who has renounced everything. This is the home of those who have the power of subtle discrimination. This is the home of Kundalini. This home is the heart home.

232. Those who do not concentrate on breath have no aim, no state, no intelligence and no fulfillment.So, concentrate and think. Concentrate on indrawing and outgoing breath. Draw the breath in properly. Breathe, con- centrating on the sound the breath produces. Concentrate on the sound which is produced internally. Have faith in the internal sound and breathe. Breathe in.

Breathe deeper and deeper. Breathe in so that the internal sound may be audible to the ears. Do not think of anything else. Eating and drinking, coming and standing and eating, these do not elevate the soul. Cook for yourself; do not desire to eat what others have cooked. O Mind! Do what you do with faith.

233. Round a leafless tree, wind blows in vain (there is no response). In a dead body, there is no air (Prana); no sound. Without air, an animal can never live in this world.

234. The engine (body) does not move without steam (Prana). A coconut tree does not yield jack fruits. What one talks without experience, is in vain. The judge and the magistrate hear what the plaintiff and the defendant say and form an idea of the case. But they do not know the truth of the case. It is not enough if YOU have sugar in your hand; you must taste it to know its sweetness. Although there is water in the bowels of the earth, we must dig a well in order to get the water. The main thing is the internal practice and the union of Prana with Parabrahma in the center of the brain. This is seeing God face to face; this is the fulfillment of yoga; this is the eternal peace.

235. There is no prescribed food for a neophyte.Peace is the food for the practicer. The highest of all arts is the Brahma Vidya (art by which God is realized). Such an art cannot be bought for money. It isn't obtained by honor or dishonor. It is not obtained by the outer fame. It is acquired only by unwavering devotion (Bhakti). Without Bhakti, there is no liberation from bondage. Mukti is attained by a man only by the subtle Bhakti. Brahmananda is not empty talk but solid experience. This is the same as Satchidananda. This is acquired by the unceasing practice. All is Brahmananda to one who has realized.

236. O Mind! Banish the idea of "duality"; have subtle discrimination. Having abandoned the idea of duality, think that the visible universe is all Shiva, the spotless. There is no disguise. Have everything within you. That which is permanent is faith. 0 Mind! Control the breath. Have internal life. Discover the truth by means of subtle discrimination. That which is related to subtle discrimination is eternal. The essence of every creature is eternal joy. Acquire eternal joy. What is eternal Ananda is eternal Mukti. The mental seats (posture) are the thrones of kings. The eternal seat is the eternal joy. When Sat and Chit are united. The same is Paramananda. The same is called Chaitanyananda.

237. All creation is mental. The body is nothing but a means to an end.
Shakti is of the Atman. The highest tower is in the head.This is the seat of the Atman. This is the sky of consciousness. This is the greatest support. The "Ajna" (the sixth lotus of the body) is the support.The seat of Kundalini is the heart sky. What is travelling in a train, is the thought of the Atman. The mail train is the Hatha yogi. The local train is the Raja yogi. (The acquisition of peace is happiness). The difference is only in time. Although the velocity is the same, time differs. This difference is the delusion of the mind.

238. A man's birth is from his parents. He is first a child; he grows to manhood and him self becomes the parent of children. The difference is due to time. The nature of the child is according to the thought entertained by the parents when they are in union. If the parents entertain devotion, mischief , wrath, activity, desire, etc. at the time of union, the child born to them will imbibe the same qualities.Creation is caused by Vayu's entrance in the womb. If the parents at the time of union have worldly or celestial inclination, the child born will have the same inclination. When the child has the latter inclination, it will soon be enlightened. The first essential is desirelessness, after birth. The destruction of the seed of birth and death comes next. When a man is subjected to repeated sorrows, he must see the "light" after the exercise of subtle discrimination. What is called "Apana Vayu" is the destruction of creation."Apana Vayu" and the "Prana Vayu" must be merged in the Atman. When these two are united, all conditions are annihi- lated. Before the expiration of Prana, one must attain Mukti. Then it becomes one, indivisible, losing its duality.

239. Upanayana is the goal of life. "Upa " means "dwelling near". Jeevatma must be merged in the Paramatma. Upanayana is internal. Upanayana is the subtle. What is called "Upadhi" is the "third eye". The object to be attained is to be near God. What is Upanayana is not the body idea. It is the thought of the Atman. In this world, he who has performed such "Upadhi" is a Brahmin. "Upadhi" is the Sushumna nerve. It is the "Brahma Nadi" where gods and godesses dwell.


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