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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

Love for People

Love for People

Love can and should be expressed in both emotions and actions.

We talked about emotional love already and will continue to talk about it below. Here we will just reiterate, making a special emphasis, that developing love in oneself is a major method of spiritual self-perfection. This is the method by which we transform ourselves (as consciousnesses) into Godlike Love first and then into Divine Love, uniting and merging with God.

This love must not be confused with lust — selfish sexual passion.

True love is not the same as sugariness — a travesty of love, something, which takes place when one is attempting to demonstrate love when the spiritual heart is void of this emotion.

A feature of true love is a lack of elements of violence and compulsion in it. Otherwise it is not love anymore, but constraint, rape.

Love is subtle, tender, and free from egotism and egocentrism. It rests on caring about the other, not oneself.

Maturing of love must be based on the true knowledge of God and knowledge of the meaning of human life.

As this love accumulates knowledge and experience, it becomes wise.

As it develops in helping others, including fighting for their welfare, and by means of practicing special meditative techniques — it becomes strong.

Love, Wisdom, and Power — these are qualities of God. Those who have mastered them up to the Divine level infuse themselves easily into the Primordial Consciousness, thus completing their evolution in the human form. After that they continue to exist in the capacity of an active Part of God-the-Father.

But one cannot walk this Path to Divinity to the end just by thinking about It. This is a long and difficult work of transforming oneself. This work can be compared to the work of an athlete who spends many years in persistent and exhausting trainings in order to bring the body to perfection. But working with the consciousness is much more difficult. In this work, just like in athletics, the person, as a rule, cannot achieve serious results without the help of an instructor. On the spiritual Path this can be either an embodied Guru — a person who has already walked the entire Path (or the most part of It) and knows personally the Goal of the Path. Or God Himself may become one’s Guru, like it was the case in my life [7].

Karma Yoga is a universal method of self-development on the Path to Perfection, which God constantly suggests to us. This is a way of perfecting oneself trough service to God, which is carried out by helping people in their evolution. This can be sharing spiritual knowledge with them, teaching them reading and writing, working in scientific, pedagogic, or medicine fields, practicing art, building homes, manufacturing clothing, producing food, protecting people from various criminal scum — the dregs of the Evolution. What is important about this is that every kind of activity has to be performed not for a reward, nor selfishly — but for the sake of helping people to advance to Perfection, including supporting their existence on the Earth, in this School of God.

This principle of Karma Yoga does not necessarily imply that work should be unpaid — this would be absurdity. But those who received help as a gift must think about giving something back. People who do not respond to gifts with gifts are considered by God as thieves (see Bhagavad Gita in [11]).

It should be noted here that activities that cause harm to people are not Karma Yoga and cannot be considered righteous. These are, for example, production and distribution of alcoholic drinks, tobacco products and other psychedelic substances, taking part in aggressive wars, preaching any type of hatred and aggressiveness, promoting fear, killing animals for using their bodies for food or for utilizing the skin torn of their bodies, unnecessary destruction of plants, etc. In other words, Karma Yoga implies helping people only in what is good.

 
 

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