Thursday, April 8, 2010

Yogic Powers : Wisdom Stimulus 66 : Application of Bhagvad Gita for Managing Self

Krishna explain different forms of souls power to Arjuna . While, talking on Soul’s power, he also mentions that there is no end to the power of him , who is the objectified form of soul , as power of soul, is endless . Everything has emerged out from soul . However , he then becomes a little specific after some time , and throws light on the location of the soul in being .That is where he mentions that he is in the heart of all the beings . He also adds that he is beginning, and end, and the middle of all the beings .
By this he means that the foundation of all yogic power is heart . Once the supreme word descends in the heart, then the heart gets purified, and mind reaches a state of tranquility, and become focused. That focused mind is the source of all powers .

This yogic power do exist in every being .. One of the very important idea, we have to understand about the world around us, that it is the manifestation of yogic powers .. Sri Aurobindo a great mystic of 20th century says that “ All life is Yoga “ . There are two ways , we are doing yoga . One is we are doing consciously, and the other we are doing unconsciously . Some are conscious about and others unconscious , but we are never out from the scheme of yoga carried on by the World Soul.

Why one couldn't we recognize the workings of yogic power in daily life ?

When the heart gets purified, then one can recognize, that all things are originating from the soul. Once you realize that everything is originating from the soul, then you find a thread, by which you can relate all the diversified activities into one single framework.

This simple realization makes the mind absolutely focused . Now your mind doesn’t shifts here and there , it remains on a single point .

Right now , I am writing this words and you are reading , and while you are reading , if you observe carefully , then you will see that there a portion is mind , which is spontaneously accepting or rejecting all the ideas , I am writing about .

This portion of mind which can be denoted as conscious mind, is very unfocussed by its very nature . Why so ? Just because it is bombared, with inputs from different sense organs . It is continuously facing the problem information overload.

The conscious mind, is so much disturbed by external ogents of world , it could not take responsibility for regulating your biological function . Your biological functions , like breathing , metabolism , they happens in your body automatically , without your active participation .

The organization of mind starts with purification process. Half of the time , we are slaves of subconscious and unconscious mind . Lord Krishna in many verses of Bhagvad Gita emphasizes the importance of purification of mind to reach in a state of oneness with the soul.

Yoga is stilling the all compartments of mind to reach that oneness. Once the mind is purified then you can experience that Krishna stays on the heart of all being . That experience gives you yogic power .

Read More about Yogic Powers

Yogic powers and god realisation, (Bhavan's book university)

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