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Contents

God and Us

Stages of the Spiritual Path

Multidimensionality of the Universe

The "Creation" and the "End of the World"

Where Should We Seek God?

Hell and Paradise

How Can We Fall in Love with God?

God — and Divine Teachers

God versus Pagan "Deities"

Spiritual Heart as the Organ of Love

"Babaji's Formula"

Truth

Simplicity

Love

Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

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

Practice of the Straight Path

Preliminary Methods

Initial Methods

Ethic Self-Correction

Impressions as Food for the Soul

Initial Control of Emotions

Self-Discipline and Energy

Hygienic Advice

Hatha Yoga

Visualization

Basic Methods

General Information

"Cross of Buddha"

Warm-Up

Relaxation Asanas

Pranayamas

Psycho-Physical Exercises

Shavasana

Latihan. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Cleansing of Chakras. Opening Up of Spiritual Heart

Going out from the Body

Development of Chakras. Dantyans

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

The "Cocoon"

"Bubbles of Perception"

Development of "Power in Subtlety" (Correct "Crystallization" of Consciousness)

Winter Swimming

Meditative Running

The Highest Methods

Their Aim and Scheme of Work

Pranava. "Birth" and "Maturing" in the Holy Spirit

Driving Out Demons

"Total Reciprocity" (Nirodhi)

Baptism of Fire. Merging with Fiery Divine "Mahadouble"

The "Root"

"Raising of Kundalini"

Entering the Abode of the Creator

Conclusion

Bibliography

Simplicity

Simplicity means sensible naturalness of the way of life and behavior, as well as modesty and lack of arrogance and self-importance. Simplicity is a pre-requisite of Love. It is also the indispensable tool of spiritual warriors, which God wants us to be.

The best way to develop simplicity is keeping close to nature and learning how to attune to its harmony. Here, in the solitude of forests, fields and lakes, without make-up on the face, with no earrings, fancy synthetic clothes or even with no clothes at all — we can love the beauty of the Creation and the Creator, accepting help from God in the optimal way, expanding with consciousness in the beauty of the Creation and in the Holy Spirit.

Simplicity is also beautiful in expressing one's love to other people: in a smile, friendliness, tenderness and openness with friends.

But it is important to always have sense of proportion. For instance, walking naked among those who do not understand you and propagating your understanding of "simplicity" in this way — this can only be called tactlessness; this cannot be called a harmonious and spiritual act.

The same principle can be applied to sexual relationships: the "simplicity" that leads to sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, as well as that which is connected with violence and egotism — is not what God wants from us.

"Spontaneity" in expressing and realizing all of one's whims, needs and desires, which is encouraged in some modern pseudo-spiritual sects and other organizations, also does not have anything to do with the true Simplicity.

Only the Simplicity of intelligent people who belong to the sattva4 guna and of those who have reached even higher spiritual heights is the true Simplicity.

People of the tamas guna under simplicity will understand either sugariness, or violence, rudeness, scuffle and lying drunk in the mud.

The true Smplicity is one of the elements of the "God training". It is not for those who are far from Him.

 

 
 

 

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