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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

Teachings of God versus Sectarianism

Teachings of God
versus Sectarianism

After creating our planet and populating it with us, people, God did not forget about us at all. On the contrary, we are His major concern; we are His children, whom He cannot wait to see in His Home. The whole Creation was created only for that purpose, so that after maturing here we could enter the Home of God.

God teaches us in two ways: He gives us direct instructions concerning the way we should live, and then He offers us a free will and teaches us how to fulfill these instructions in relationships with other living beings and with Him.

Presenting us with the free will in choosing our ways of living and in making decisions in particular situations is His wise intention, which allows Him to discern clearly those who sincerely move to Him — and those who move in the opposite direction.

We have a right to move in either direction as well as to stay where we are. Yes, He gave us this right and we are free to exercise it.

But when we are moving to Him, we really increase the amount of happiness and bliss in our lives.

Otherwise, we are inevitably going to attract diseases, misfortunes, and suffering.

We even have a right to experience a nightmare of being among our likes in the diabolic eon. But do we need this? Is it not better to become humble and obedient to His Will? He wants good for us and gives it to us — all we need to do is to take it!

But why is there so much suffering on the Earth then? Why don’t people go to Him? Why are crimes, darkness of primitivism, and absurdity of ignorance typical of both “believers” and atheists?

Is it not because people, especially those endowed with power, due to their ignorance or out of self-interest have been concealing and distorting the plain truths about the Path to God and to happiness?

It is quite simple to secure power and money by declaring oneself, for instance, an intermediary between people and God. Someone puts on the “priest” clothes and declares solemnly: “Here, I am endowed with the power to ask God to grant you well-being and with the right to forgive your sins. Come to me, pay money, otherwise… — you will be burning in hell forever!…”

This is a typical sectarian version of a greedy lie.

This lie may be reinforced with the following scheme: “Our Church traces its history from Adam and Eve. All other Churches are its illegitimate offsprings. So, who does God love more — His legitimate child or illegitimate one?”

But in reality God loves all His children. So, can sincere believers be capable of making such an outrageous lie?

Several sects emerged recently that sell “rights to communicate with God” for enormous amounts of money: one needs to paint a certain symbol, they say (it is that symbol that they are selling), — then God will be responding to your requests and sending “Divine Energy” to you or through you… As if God is a sort of a slot machine operating on tokens!… But a lot of people believe this and similar kinds of lies. And they pay money for these kind of things!…

But however stupid this is, it is not as terrible as when “pastors”, wrapped in magnificent clothes, on behalf of God send members of their organization to hate, extirpate, and kill those who interfere with their (the “pastors’”) lying. As a result, coarse base passions flare up, the “righteous wrath” starts raging… — and the whole “congregation” ends up going to hell…

Anger and fear (especially the mystical fear — fear of devils, demons, sorcerers, and vampires — which is a necessary attribute of intimidation and enslaving of the “congregation” in the cruelest and most ignorant sects; and this is so typical of Russia today) — if people cultivate these emotions, they destine themselves for going to hell. Woe to them who do not understand this, who follow this path and especially to those who instigate others of doing it this way! You are enemies of God!

… But God is Love. And He accepts in Himself only those who have become like Him.

… God always teaches us through all Messiahs and true prophets only one thing, but using different words and stressing different aspects for different people. These Teachings of God is His Eternal Law (Sanatana Dharma in Sanskrit). It holds that we have to strive to cognize Him, to merge with Him in Love and serve Him, that we have to love people and help them, love all creatures, develop ourselves for the sake of ultimate spiritual self-realization.

What on earth prevents us from accepting this Law and from turning our back on all of those who distort this Will and Law of God?

 
 

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