June 25, 2017

Oliver Wendell Holmes famously said “For the simplicity that lies this side of complexity, I would not give a fig, but for the simplicity that lies on the other side of complexity, I would give my life.”

Become One

June 22, 2017

The more you can ‘become one’ with the body part, the deeper your consciousness will be instilled into the physical layer. Tune into the body part and let its qualities become alive in you, as described in Chapter 11. The feeling that comes from tuning in is a knowledge through identity: you ‘become’ the body part. One of the secrets of the physical transformation lies in reaching this metaphysical unity, far beyond a mere mental awareness of the body part.

– Awakening the Third Eye by Samuel Sagan


June 20, 2017

On the other side of the astral worlds is another world, called devachan by western occultists and svarga-loka or world of the gods by the Hindu tradition. In this world, again a completely different range of lights is perceived. These are to the astral colours what day is to night.

– Awakening the Third Eye by Samuel Sagan


June 20, 2017

At a certain stage in the opening process, you even become able to simultaneously encompass the physical world in your vision. In this explosion of colours, the magnificence of the universe becomes such that it forces your heart open. Beauty is sometimes at the limit of what is bearable. Life becomes a constant wonder, and great fun.

– Awakening the Third Eye by Samuel Sagan Pg.75


June 20, 2017


June 18, 2017

> Yogi Bajan is vigorous breathing – KM

The right technique is not so much to struggle against the habit which is to be broken, but to start building the new habit that is to replace the old. Every habit can be broken and the whole mind can be totally renewed. ~ Swami Chidananda


June 15, 2017

The quality of meditation is dependent upon the character of the object of meditation. When the mind contemplates upon the divisionless Being, it itself becomes divisionless and vanishes into the Absolute.

Swami Krishnananda


June 13, 2017

Remember, so long as you think yourself to be one with the mind, the true power of thought is denied to you. Therefore, assert your independence. This is the key to mind-control. ~ Swami Chidananda

Hanuman is said to have told Sri Rama: “From the point of view of the body, I am Thy servant; from the point of view of the jiva, I am a part of Thyself; from the point of view of the Atman, I am Thy own Self.” These three standpoints correspond to the three great systems of philosophy propounded by Madhva, Ramanuja and Sankara. ~ Swami Krishnananda

Love that wants an object is not perfect. True love is never expressed. It simply melts in experience. It is transient affection and defective faith that pour themselves out on objects of sense. Love is spilt on ashes and not ennobled when it is directed to fleeting appearances. True love is self-integrating and not the medium of the interaction of the subject and the object. ~ Swami Krishnananda

Just as seed is sown in the soil, so the impression of every experience is made on the mind. These impressions of experiences are “alive”. They have in them the direct power to recreate the entire experiences which caused them in the first instance. (In fact, each impression seeks a repetition of the corresponding original experience.) ~ Swami Chidananda

The more a thought is dwelt upon, the more quickly it grows into the dynamic form of a desire. Therefore, the moment that a thought appears, stamp it out. The Hindus say that great forest fires can be averted if you stamp upon the tiny sparks right at the beginning. ~ Swami Chidananda

Patanjali, the expounder of the most complete science of mind-control, has said that if you want to get rid of any particular thought, then you should instantly raise a counter-thought of the opposite nature. If, for instance, you have a certain negative thought of fear, then introduce a positive thought of courage. If you have a negative thought of hatred and hostility, create immediately in your mind a positive thought of love, friendship and brotherhood. Fill yourself with the feeling of cordiality. ~ Swami Chidananda