Raja yoga (workshop materials)

A story about a young sage.

Raja approached the sage, bowed his head, asked:

- "Tell me how to combine power yoga and is it compatible at all?"

The sage replied:

"Oh beneficent, Raja, you're just, you're kind to your employees, you care about the prosperity of the country, you respect yoga and sadhu, nobility and courage, you got the fame, listen to this secret science. Power, elephants, women, gold, enemies, ambitious plans are not an obstacle for success in yoga, but the method should be different than regular yoga (sadhu). You know, like your Atman Atmans controls your cells and organs, and the king rules his country."

The young Raja said

"I don't understand your words, what are they?"

The sage replied:

- "Every atom, every internal organ, each part of your body has its own soul, your own Atman. The Atma drops of your blood are less developed than the self in your body, which consists of many droplets of the substances. Each bit (cell) has its own Atman, which Atman is subject to the authority of the Atmans Atman bodies are subject to the higher authority. Thus, your body, as a great country where there are peasants, merchants, craftsmen, soldiers, Holy men, learned men, useful animals, harmful animals and how in any state of the lower obey the higher, and the trouble comes in the state, if there is a low start to operate higher, which leads to illness or even death. Thus, your Atman (you) is the king for many-many millions of Atmans, your body. Your "I" has two tools - the energy and consciousness. Energy does consciousness make to be made. Your consciousness and your energy is mainly spent to control or influence other energy and awareness (other people, things, creatures). If your consciousness and energy manifest in pure form, are not involved in the management and discipline of the other, that this conglomerate (yoga) is the most powerful tool in the world, it is easy to obey the will. The more human consciousness and energy are not involved in the dissolved state, the more powerful the mental he...

 

 

Prince said:

- "I do not understand this comparison. After all, in his Kingdom I can order any, and he will obey, or be punished as a traitor. How can I control your body. How do I get him to obey?"

 

 

The sage replied:

"You know, Raja, the order in the state is induced either punishment or obedience. But you only volish (order), and thy servants are rewarded or punished. You give the order to the executioner to chop the head of the killer or the Treasurer to reward a loyal ally. Himself you rarely cut the head, or handing out gold. But you is enough one look, gesture or words that your will was done. Similarly, when you tempered the body and mind with yoga classes, you just specify the will and everything starts to run in your own body. But before we get to that position you should not ambiguous to show its superiority over body and mind. Just as the young Prince, who declared their rights to the throne, must prove himself worthy of his throne, and not a crook".

 

The young man asked:

"But how am I to prove to your body and mind that I have them sir?"

 

 

The sage replied:

- "In your question is understanding. I will explain to you this knowledge. Listen.

 

 

Raja Yoga. Here begins the exposition of yoga.

 

The sage said:

"When you look in the mirror, you see the body. Stupid consider this body as self. When you're thinking (about how to beat your enemies), you're forgetting about the body is only the mind. Many believe that they are their mind ("I" is from the mind). When you're in the arms of my moon-faced friend, your mind is leaving you, you're all in enjoying, you're feeling and you think you're feeling. So some celestials I believe. When are you retiring to the cave, inhale through one, then through the other nostril, acquiring supernatural powers, you feel like you breath (breath of life). When your hands let arrow after arrow at the enemy, and the sword skillfully chopping the enemy's head, you think you're set of skills (habits)... All these beliefs are false. You are neither body nor mind, nor sense, nor feeling, nor the skills (habits). You're above all that and always enjoyed it, but not depend on it. Only this is the basis for your domination over the body, mind, senses, breathing, skills (habits). And in order to assert their dominance, just enough to understand what is your "I".

 

 

The Prince asked:

- "How to achieve this?"

The sage replied:

- "It is necessary to realize".

The sage said:

- "Your "I am" shines by its own light. And to see the "I", do not need other light source. Your "I" lights that light everything. You can just look at the "I" to realize it."

 

 

The Prince asked:

"How do I do that?"

 

 

The sage replied:

- "Make your mind to disconnect from external phenomena from the senses of the gross body, from the memories and put your mind on the "I", repeating the "I", "I", "Me". Try to grasp the mind the sense of "I", "I", the idea of "I" whether "I" form, where it is located and what the properties of".

 

 

The sage said:

- "Forcing the mind to think about "I", you will eventually make the mind vaguely aware of "I". Then more and more to realize "I", you'll see that the "I" above any of the properties, beyond words and beyond form."

The Prince asked:

"If so, then what is the ratio of my "I" to the mind or the body?"

 

 

The sage said:

- "Your "I" is manifested in this Universe through your mind and your body. Here comes the sensation of existence, i.e. your "I" manifests itself, exists, works in this Universe in the place where your mind and your body. Therefore, practice another exercise: turn off your mind from everything external and internal and just put it on the word "exist", "is" ("am"). So you realize how does your "I" in this Universe".

 

 

The Prince asked:

- "Tell me, o Sage, if I don't have not the body and not the mind, if I feel that I exist in this body and mind, what is this force that causes me to feel this body and mind, and not in any other, it is here and not where it was not here in the Universe?"

 

 

The sage replied:

- "In truth, you are a great soul, that ask such questions. This force is called Association. When your "I" feels anything, it is associating itself with it. And there is no stronger fetters than these chains, and no more easily walimah shackles than these shackles. Than you think, so you become. Once you see the difference, instantly free. This force is also called illusion. The antidote to the illusion of knowledge".

 

 

The Prince asked:

- "Tell me how to practice all this in real life, how can we find knowledge?"

The sage said:

- "Just as there is no fundamental difference between poison and medicine, and it is only a question of the correctness of the applications, just about associations with a body or mind, or feeling can be the most valuable medication in the knowledge or means to control themselves or their country or the whole Universe."

 

 

The sage said:

- "To approve in awareness of the transcendent "I" of his. Understand that the only thing that you know that you exist, approve in awareness of their existence. Then merge with your body or mind, or feelings, repeating the phrase, "I am the body" or "I am the mind" or "I am feeling". In doing so, you show your "I" through the body, the mind or the feeling in many times stronger, and as a consequence, all the bodies of other beings, all minds, all the feelings of other beings begin to rotate and to be subordinate to your body, your mind, your senses."

 

 

The sage said:

- "Then suddenly switch the mind to the body, with the body in a sense, with the senses on the breath, etc. the stronger focus on "I am the body" etc., the more manifest the light of your "I" transitions. One thought has gone and another came, was the body that was hearing. Were touch, was the idea etc. etc.".

 

 

The sage said:

- "Only established in the self, you will gain magical power and knowledge. The more open you are, the greater number of strength you will. The stronger will harden in "I", the less vulnerable you will become."

 

 

The Prince asked:

- "Tell me, o Sage, how to give me orders how to do so that my will come to pass?"

The sage replied:

- "First, to give orders orally. Then give orders gesture. And finally, to give orders mentally".

 

 

The sage said:

- "If your "I" appears only as a grey haze, announcing the sunrise, to force all to obey, you must clearly give the order word. As hardening in your "I" as the first rays of the rising sun for you, it will lead only eyebrow, that your will would be done. If at least the edge of the sun your "I" is visible on the horizon, according to his will. When the sun "I" rose, what are the orders? All so in accord with your will."

 

 

The young Rajah asked:

- "Even though I have conquered many enemies, though, and regained his rightful throne in the ecstasy of battle, I forgot about fear and death. But I'll tell you, Oh, Wise one, there are moments when I don't have confidence in myself when fear and doubt get the best of me. Tell me, what can I do? Where I am real in moments of battle or in moments of fear? What do I do?"

 

 

The sage said:

"Yes, these feelings can come even to the most daring. But the bold is different from the coward only that is aware what these feelings are. For your heroism and fear your looks he's relieved, at least slightly. It feels like there is an observer, as higher revelations he is the giver. If you look at everything as if in passing, if this observer is like a witness, watching your fear or your heroism, then, of course, you're a brave man".

 

 

The sage said:

- "If there is the observer, you know - this is the first glimpse of your transcendent "I". This is the first peak rising from the depths of the ocean to the island of your power. As for unworthy of brave ideas and thoughts, it is only a matter of time, your intentions and your efforts. Such thoughts will arise less and less. And you'll learn to throw them away, like a peasant throwing rotten straw. Therefore, o Prince, do not worry. But surely fight with unworthy thoughts."

 

 

The sage said:

"So, Prince, do not worry about these thoughts, but keep them secret. Don't show your entourage, don't embarrass them with its volatility. They don't understand that you're different and your throwing will bother them. Deny any presence of your fear and unworthy thoughts, even if they were you. Keep them as military secrets from the enemy. But let's report that these thoughts still appear. And apply all efforts to eradicate them."

 

 

The young Rajah asked:

"Oh, Sage, you mentioned the methods, which can eradicate negative thoughts."

The sage replied:

"To fight with negative need positive. When thoughts of fear, remember their courageous acts. When thoughts come about greed, remember his generosity. When you have thoughts about anger, remember your peace of mind, which you showed earlier. And so in all. If it comes negative for you, in waking memory, in deed or in words is positive for you. If you know that you often comes fear and that he probably will come another and another, until, as he came again, show your fearlessness to himself and others. Remember your courage that you showed before. Praise the fearlessness that you saw the others."

The sage said:

- "Only focusing on the positive, you can only multiply positive. Focus on the denial of negative useless".

 

 

The young Rajah asked:

"Oh, Sage, how else am I supposed to fight for dominance within yourself? Sometimes my mind behaves like a mad elephant. No exhortations not able to stop it. He is torn, he makes me do stupid things, to talk out of turn, he makes me look like a fool, make me a laughing stock. And I can't do anything with it. How can I be?"

 

 

The sage replied:

- "Prehispanic determination in the mastery of your mind and deal with him harshly, even cruelly. If the mind does not listen to you, use the force subordinate to the mind. If the mind is torn as if in a dream, hurt him by hurting his body, but do not damage the body. But they can also sometimes damage. If the toxic thought streams drain from your mind and strangle you, suffocate your mind, holding his breath. If thoughts of laziness, stupidity and apathy it breeds in your mind, perform pranayama and dissolve the mind in the prana bliss than the ring in acid. If the mind makes you a slave, forcing to accept that disgusts you, do all sorts of absurdities, strange mind. If anxiety takes hold of you, like the shadow of clouds, entirely make your mind to work on this or another problem (construction of channels, the study of the sacred books, the construction of cities). A young Raja, fear of idleness of the mind. If the mind is not busy working, he begins to build you the machinations. As court left without wise Oka Raja, tend to conspire".

 

 

The sage said:

"You must constantly establish his dominance over his mind. Then the body and the senses will be controlled by you. The mind, like your Grand vizier, maybe unheard of to make your life easier, but can also expose and serious danger. Prehispanic same determination and take the reins in the hands of her sun "I am". Then the body, mind, and feelings to be faithful servants".

 

 

 

Here ends Chapter 7 of the young Raja.