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Contents

About the Book

Ecology of Human Being in Multidimensional Space

Ecology and Ecopsychology

What Is Man

Multidimensionality of Space

God

God — and Us

The Meaning of Human Life

Destiny and Its Correction

Love, Wisdom, and Power

What Is Love

Love for People

Love for Nature

God Is Love

“Every Instance of Leaving the State of Love…”

Self-Centeredness versus God-Centeredness

Love for God

Sexual Aspect of Love

Upbringing Children

Nutrition Recommendations

Clothing

Night Sleep

Medicine, Health, and Destiny

Work in the Material World

Spiritual Service

True and False Attachments

Teachings of God versus Sectarianism

Eternal Law — Sanatana Dharma

Comments on the Patanjali’s Scheme

Yama and Niyama

Asana

Pranayama

Pratyahara

Dharana

Dhyana

Samadhi

Chakras and Meridians

Meditative Trainings

Places of Power

Babaji’s Formula

Truth

Simplicity

Love

Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

Abandonment of the Lower Self for the Sake of Merging with the Higher Self

Completion of the Path

Practice of the Straight Path

Preliminary Methods

Initial Methods

Ethic Self-Correction

Impressions as “Food” for the Soul

Initial Control of Emotions

About Compassion

Self-Discipline and Energy

Hatha Yoga

Visualization

Basic Methods

Cross of Buddha

Warm-Up

Relaxation Asanas

Pranayamas

Psycho-Physical Exercises

Shavasana

Latihan. Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Cleansing of the Chakras. Opening of the Spiritual Heart

Exits from the Body

Development of the Chakras. Dantians

Work with Meridians. Sushumna, Chitrini, Zhen-Mo, the Microcosmic Orbit, and the Middle Meridian

The Cocoon

Bubbles of Perception

Development of Power in Subtlety (Correct Crystallization of Consciousness)

Winter Swimming

Meditative Running

Higher Methods

Pranava. “Birth” and “Maturing” in the Holy Spirit

About Self-Healing

Total Reciprocity (Nirodhi)

Baptism in the Divine Fire

The Root

“Raising” of Kundalini

Entering the Abode of the Creator

The Meaning of Our Lives (lecture)

About “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” (lecture)

Stages of the Spiritual Path (lecture)

How Can We Fall in Love With God? (lecture)

Practice of the Modern Hesychasm (lecture)

Sun of God or How to Become the Ocean of Pure Love (lecture)

How One Should Understand the Word God (lecture)

Religion — and Religious Movements and Schools (lecture)

Narrow Path to the Highest Goal (lecture)

Atman and Kundalini (lecture)

Serving God (lecture)

Art and Spiritual Development (lecture)

Basic Principles of Teaching Psychic Self-Regulation to Children and Adolescents (lecture)

Art of Being Happy (forest lecture for film)

Sattva of Mists (forest lecture for film)

Sattva of Spring (introduction to film)

Keys to the Secrets of Life. Achievement of Immortality (forest lecture for film)

General Conclusion

1. About the History of Religion

2. How the Word God Is to Be Understood

3. What Is Man

4. Methodological Principles of Spiritual Self-Development

5. Structure of the Human Organism and Structure of the Absolute

6. What Religious Associations Should Do

Bibliography

Scheme for Studying the Structure of the Absolute

3. What Is Man

3. What Is Man

3:1. Man is not a body. Man is a lump of energy of consciousness (a soul), capable of self-comprehension, remembering, thinking, moving, growing qualitatively and quantitatively, and of degradation.

An incarnation consists in binding a soul with a body (soon to be born) performed by God.

The death constitutes a complete separation of them.

3:2. People are embodied into material bodies by God in order to undergo consecutive stages of personal evolution. They possess a considerable amount of free will, i.e. the right to choose the strategic direction of the personal evolution (to the Abode of the Creator — or to hell), as well as ways of solving daily problems and tasks.

God — in the aspect of the Holy Spirit — constantly suggests ways to improve, to become better to everyone. In this way He expresses His Love-Care for everyone.

But He extremely rarely interferes “by force” with people realizing their desires.

In this way, God — as the Supreme Shepherd — “shepherds” us on the surface of the planet Earth — as if on His “pasture”. He is interested that we develop in the direction preferable by Him: namely, we have to become Perfect Souls and merge with Him in His Abode, and thus to enrich Him with ourselves.

And if someone does not live the Earth’s life in the way preferable by God, He inflicts pain to that person through illnesses or various calamities. As a result, some of us start to reflect on it and then reform. But others only grow more embittered and, unfortunately, degrade at even a higher rate.

In this way — through realization of the free will — natural selection goes on among the souls embodied by God.

He takes the best ones into His Abode. Good souls get in paradise for some time, and after that they get embodied again in the conditions favorable for further development. The abode of the worst souls is hell. Some of those souls are given an opportunity to be embodied again, to try one more time, while the worst of them, hopeless in God’s opinion, get destroyed, annihilated forever (this is where the ideas of “blazing inferno” and “infernal fire consuming sinners” originate from).

3:3. We have to become aware of ourselves not as of the body or mind but as of an embodied soul (consciousness): only from this standpoint it is possible to understand correctly how to live on the Earth.

The expressions “my soul”, “his (her) soul”, “their (our) souls” or the likes are incorrect. Let us realize — we are souls.

3:4. People of all nationalities and races, and of both sexes — are equal in the face of God. What really makes them different from one another is the age of the soul and the degree to which they have developed certain positive and negative qualities.

The basic principles of spiritual advancement are the same for all people regardless of sex, nationality, and other similar characteristics, though the methods of spiritual work must be different depending on: a) the age of a person in the current incarnation, b) the psychogenetic age (age of the soul), c) present level of ethical and intellectual development, and d) the portion of the spiritual Path that an individual soul has already successfully traveled.

3:5. The supreme prospective task of each human being is to cognize God in all of His aspects and Manifestations, then, upon achieving spiritual Perfection, to merge with the Creator in His Abode, and then to continue taking part in the Universal Evolutionary Process from there, by assisting the embodied beings in particular.

But what one should begin with is the intellectual development and ethical self-transformation.

 
 

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