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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

Self-Centeredness versus God-Centeredness

Self-Centeredness versus
God-Centeredness

It is clear that the God-centered worldview cannot become the ideology of everyone of us right away, for example just as a result of reading this book. What will be necessary is not just to think this concept over, but also to really feel God. Only then will we be able to learn to look at earthy situations with His Eyes, from His standpoint. But what we can do right now is to set attainment of God-centeredness as our goal. And we need to prepare ourselves to this by fighting against our egocentrism.

Voluntary renunciation of personal pleasures for the good of other people along with the elimination of arrogance — this is the beginning of the struggle against egocentrism.

An alternative to egocentrism is true CARING — that which is sensible and free from violence and rudeness.

With that, the interests of others must be given higher priority over the personal interests.

Taking responsibility for the well being of other people — in the family or in any other group — is an opportunity for developing needed qualities. The leader’s feeling of “I” must disappear and give place to the feeling of “we”, where there is no personal interest left whatsoever.

Sexual relationships are the sphere where egocentrism as well as the absence of it can manifest themselves in a very pronounced way.

“Do I act in my sexual relationships out of my personal interests or out of those of my partner?” — this is the fundamental question that everyone should ask themselves as a part of self-analysis and self-control.

Any type of violence and constraint in sexual relationships is a manifestation of one’s disgusting qualities. A similar situation is when a man does not take care of prevention of unwanted pregnancy of his female partner.

Another example is when after a defloration, the man proceeds with the sexual intercourse for the sake of his personal satisfaction, ignoring the pain that his “beloved” is experiencing.

Many more examples can be given here.

The behavior of many women is no less disgusting than that of many men.

Now let us look at the nutritional habits. The overwhelming majority of people eat things made of corpses of animals without even bothering to think that they experienced pain and suffered, dying just for the sake of satisfaction of our cruel gustatory habits, for our pleasure!

People do not necessarily have to eat “killed” food (one that is made from meat or fish): we can get all essential nutritional elements out of plants, milk products, and eggs. Eating “killed” food just brings to contamination of our organisms with salts of uric acid (which causes various kinds of gout) and with coarse energies that remain in the animal corpses as a result of fear and pain that the animals experienced when dying.

Eating corpses of animals is incompatible with any spiritual progress — for the ethical reasons, first of all. God has been telling people about this constantly [6,11,14]. But now we are seeing that eating dead bodies of animals is what multiple religious pseudo-pastors demand from their followers — otherwise, they say, you can grow proud!

They should stop and realize that by doing this they act against God and against the Evolution, that they cripple the souls of people who trust them!

For what God wants us to possess is Love.

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The use of special meditative techniques can be of paramount importance in one’s attempts to free oneself from the egocentric lower self. This concerns the step-by-step mastering of the total reciprocity meditation. Its essence consists in actively shifting the consciousness into the state of non-I, distributing it beyond the body, outside of it, with the vectors of attention directed towards the body.

This is how just another break of egocentrism takes place and a fundamental step is taken towards Mergence with God and towards the ability to see the earthy situations from His standpoint — with His eyes, as it were.

This is the meditative technique that allows one to attain complete Mergence with Him in His Abode.

 
 

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