Evolution

Vasana

 How Do We Control the karma of our past actions?


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         Pay attention to the Ego that tend to prevent the transcendence towards the realm of the Self. This require more awareness exercises. This is achieved through the mental exercises given in Sakthi Gita. These tend to purify the mind and Ego for Self Realization.

       The answer is found in the practice of YOGA which reveals that the way to break the karmic cycle is to interrupt the cycle at the "Vritti" (thought) level. The sage Patanjali defines Yoga as this: Yoga is the restriction (control) of the modifications of the mind Yogash chittavritti nirodhah. In this opening verse of the Yoga Sutras, "Chitta-Vritti" refers to the various thoughts (or thought-forms) of the mind, which are classified into five types: (1) thoughts about truth, i.e., analysis of wisdom; (2) thoughts based on incorrect perception; (3) thoughts which have no basis in reality, for example, ‘day-dreaming’, verbal delusion (talking to oneself in one’s mind or vocally, but making no sense, i.e., having no basis in fact), and uncontrolled imagination; (4) the dream-sleep state of mind; and (5) memories.

    The practice of Yoga, i.e., the practice of controlling one’s thoughts, has been called a ‘Royal Secret’, and a ‘Sovereign Science’. Why? It is a royal secret in the sense that only those persons who have a noble (good) character are capable of knowing it. It is called a sovereign science because it must be experienced directly, that is, one must practice it oneself and verify the results with one’s own experience.

By practicing the eight-fold (Astanga) YOGA, comprised of YAMA, NIYAMA, ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA, DHARANA, DHYANA, and SAMADHI, one attains the highest state of consciousness and is freed from ignorance and egocentricity (which are the cause of one’s pain and suffering). One gains complete mastery of the mind and is absolutely no longer controlled (motivated or moved) by one’s samskaras (past impressions).

We will soon update here more explanations about the practices to be under taken. At this stage it is better to start with the most practical approach of Bhagavad Gita which we have presented in the form of Sakthi -Gita. The link to this site is given in the next page.



     How to reduce the Causal body to Know the "Self" - Consciousness

         In the previous page we have mentioned about  the  impressions and tendencies (seeds) which we have to reduce to complete our journey of knowing the Self. These tendencies has to be worked (exhausted) out and is known as karma. The three kinds of karma are, sanchita, prarabdha and agami. Sanchita karma is the store of karmic debts from previous births; Prarabdha is that portion of one’s Sanchita karma that has to be worked out in the present birth; and agami is the new karma that is accumulated in the present birth that is carried forward into future lives. All three karmas vanish at the moment of realization since the person who had to experience them has just ceased to exist. In other words as soon as the "I"ness or the Ego vanishes all the stored impressions are exhausted.

How to exhaust the tendencies  or Vasanas?

     By strengthening the intellect, one can develop a filter to accumulate further impressions. When accumulation is stopped, then one lives only to exhaust whatever one has accrued. This is like taking care of the grocery in one's kitchen before going for along trip. The first step is to stop shopping and accumulating grocery items. When this is done, then one starts to use whatever is left in the refrigerator.

     Similarly if one wants to exhaust the stored vasanas , first step is to prevent accumulation of further mental impressions. Then naturally the stored impressions will be exhausted through the actions. All the five steps of Pancha Bhoota was initially oriented for health but has deepened the awareness of oneself. This becomes the initial step to work towards transcending the Ego and realize one's true self.

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Using intellect pull the wandering mind to transcend to the awareness state.  Five steps are Pancha Bhoota will help in this aspect.

References

1. Journey To The Source: Decoding Matrix Trilogy- Pradheep Chhalliyil  to read about this interesting book that describes the evolution as a Journey to the Source more vividly.

The Process of Evolution       

     In the previous pages we have discussed the stages of evolution. We see the mind and intellect  growing along with the gross physical body (not always proportional) and reaches the peak of evolution to the stage of Man. In this stage free will is exercised to complete the journey. The man has a choice to now reduce his subtle and causal body expression and realize his true Self to be Unconditioned Consciousness or Atman or Soul. With this realization he completes his journey, which he started with the question Who Am I?

        Alike the school experience, almost no one does right in the very first stage into the human body. There is always trial and error in the learning. So we take many births and re-birth just to learn it right. But unfortunately instead of learning it better we make more mistakes and get detained in the same state, unless a great calamity happens in life to awaken from the slumber.

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Why Birth and Death?

          Birth and Death occurs at all stages of evolution to proceed to the next evolutionary stage. In the stage of Man also there is repeated life and birth and through each cycle of birth and death (Samsaara), he or she  evolves to the next level.

            Birth and death is a purification process of giving up the lower tendencies of the previous stage. Every experience of pain and suffering drives the tendency to shed the tendencies that was accumulated from the previous stage of evolution. We have already discussed that the causal body (green) has all the tendencies and impressions. These impressions are worked out by converting them into desires and uprooting that impression.

            This can be explained with the following analogy. Suppose if you want to destroy weeds in your home garden, it is difficult to find the seeds of the weeds in the soil and throw them away. Instead, you allow them to sprout and grow to a state where you can easily pluck and destroy it. But care should be taken that you do not allow the weed to grow fully and allow it to mature and bear fruits and drops more seeds into the soil. Then in the next seasonal "cycle" you end with lots of weeds. Similarly we have these big causal body with the impressions and tendencies (seeds) which we have to reduce to complete our journey of knowing the Self. Instead of using the desires to reduce our size of causal body which is full of seeds of impressions, we try to add up. This choice or free will,  we possess can decide when we can extinguish the causal body and realize the Self.

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References

1. Journey To The Source: Decoding Matrix Trilogy- Pradheep Chhalliyil  to read about this interesting book that describes the evolution more vividly.

2. In woods of God Realization - Swami Ram Tirtha.

  The Process of Evolution       

     In the previous pages we have discussed the stages of evolution. We see the mind and intellect  growing along with the gross physical body (not always proportional) and reaches the peak of evolution to the stage of Man. In this stage free will is exercised to complete the journey. The man has a choice to now reduce his subtle and causal body expression and realize his true Self to be Unconditioned Consciousness or Atman or Soul. With this realization he completes his journey, which he started with the question Who Am I?

        Alike the school experience, almost no one does right in the very first stage into the human body. There is always trial and error in the learning. So we take many births and re-birth just to learn it right. But unfortunately instead of learning it better we make more mistakes and get detained in the same state, unless a great calamity happens in life to awaken from the slumber.

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Why Birth and Death?

          Birth and Death occurs at all stages of evolution to proceed to the next evolutionary stage. In the stage of Man also there is repeated life and birth and through each cycle of birth and death (Samsaara), he or she  evolves to the next level.

            Birth and death is a purification process of giving up the lower tendencies of the previous stage. Every experience of pain and suffering drives the tendency to shed the tendencies that was accumulated from the previous stage of evolution. We have already discussed that the causal body (green) has all the tendencies and impressions. These impressions are worked out by converting them into desires and uprooting that impression.

            This can be explained with the following analogy. Suppose if you want to destroy weeds in your home garden, it is difficult to find the seeds of the weeds in the soil and throw them away. Instead, you allow them to sprout and grow to a state where you can easily pluck and destroy it. But care should be taken that you do not allow the weed to grow fully and allow it to mature and bear fruits and drops more seeds into the soil. Then in the next seasonal "cycle" you end with lots of weeds. Similarly we have these big causal body with the impressions and tendencies (seeds) which we have to reduce to complete our journey of knowing the Self. Instead of using the desires to reduce our size of causal body which is full of seeds of impressions, we try to add up. This choice or free will,  we possess can decide when we can extinguish the causal body and realize the Self.

Please click here to continue  reading

References

1. Journey To The Source: Decoding Matrix Trilogy- Pradheep Chhalliyil  to read about this interesting book that describes the evolution more vividly.

2. In woods of God Realization - Swami Ram Tirtha.

   Suffering - An awakening call

         All pain and suffering in life is to push us forward in evolution. Most often the suffering will awaken us. Are we destined to suffer and undergo evolution. Is there a way out, without undergoing pain and suffering?. Yes, there is a way and that is given by the Vedic tradition. Vedic tradition says man should go through the journey to the Source in a blissful way. Only the preparation for the Journey requires some efforts but later it is always enjoyable.

How to  reach the destination without suffering?

        Through Sakthi Foundation's inquiry approach we have given the foundation for healthy living. First take care of the health and if done with proper understanding one will not only enjoy good physical and mental health but would also go forward in the evolution by transcending to the awareness state.

       The five steps healing or Pancha Bhoota is the easiest means to tread this path while minimum suffering. Pancha Bhoota healing system  is an ancient wisdom which integrates the very core of life.

      Aim of Pancha Bhoota is not merely to live a disease free life but to go through the evolution process with minimal pains and agonies. You had start your reading from the first section health. You are next going to the last section called Symbolism, where our journey to the Source is symbolically represented through rituals and stories, which have  amazing deeper values. All that we talk is from Vedic literature.

       Vedic Literature gives all the lessons of life and its purpose through stories enacting the way our body, senses, mind, intellect and awareness, in the form of characters like Indra, Asuras, Brahma , Vishnu, Shiva etc. All these Gods Goddesses and demons, symbolically reflect the  different elements of our own mind. This Vedic literature is the guiding light for us to reach our destination. 

What is really Heaven and Hell?

   As we mentioned in the last page, when some students do not study well, we scare them. Similarly for such human minds, the Garuda purana gives horror scenes of an imaginary hell and heaven where the souls are tortured for their mistakes done in their life. Garuda Purana is one of the 18 puranas written to simplify the concepts of life for human understanding, which a common man or a learned person equally can comprehend. .

   The intended heaven and hell in these puranas are actually lived in our own life. When we progress to the next evolutionary stage it is heaven, while stagnating in the journey and undergoing shocks and knocks in life is hell.

    We would later see the  Vedic literature will guide us through the process of our evolution. Upon attaining human form our external evolution ends, but our internal evolution begins from this human form. Human form is a no turning back point and will be reborn again and again until we go through the process of evolution correctly.