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Book of Vladimir Antonov "Spiritual Practices (Training Aid)"

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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

Ethic Self-Correction

People who are still at the previous stage of mastering their religiosity believe that the faith in the ideological concept and rituals of the organization of their choice is a sufficient condition for their "salvation" (Russian Orthodoxy separated some of its rituals for greater show to a special group of "sacraments"). These people are not yet capable of comprehending words of God, not even those of them that are written in the holy scriptures. Opinions and orders of their earthly "pastors" are much closer and more valuable to them.

For example, despite the fact that God told people not to kill, "Christians" "became famous" for so many terrifying atrocities throughout the history of Christianity on Earth!8 So many wars, murders, tortures and other crimes they have committed! As for killing of animals — scarcely 0.001% of "Christians" obey the Will of God in this respect. Where are you, Christian love?! There is no sight of you among "Christians"! This is because those "Christians" are not true ones!

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But the initial stage of spiritual advancement implies making real efforts on self-transformation.

And the first thing that an adept has to do is accepting the principle of Love. He must not accept it as just a nice phrase, acknowledging the beauty of it, but as a strict rule of conduct. And no practical methods — be they exercises of hatha yoga, work with chakras and meridians, winter swimming etc. — will bring us closer to God (in fact, they can even lead us astray sometimes), if we do not follow commandments of God regarding Love in reality.

Let us look at the nutrition, for example. If we contaminate our bodies with coarse energies of dead bodies of animals, this will not allow us to attain refinement of consciousness necessary for getting closer to the Abode of the Creator, but on the contrary, will drag us towards hell and create for us a bad karma which will have to be redeemed in our next incarnations.

We have thoroughly discussed the subject of correct nutrition in the books [9,11,16]. Here I will only say that a human organism has to be provided, as a rule, with sufficient amounts of proteins that contain all necessary amino-acids. The proteins of this kind are supplied by eggs and milk products. There are also great amounts of protein in mushrooms, nuts, soy beans and some other foodstuffs. Therefore, there is no necessity to kill animals from consideration of healthy nutrition9. After all, a human being as biological species does not belong to the class of predators and the anatomy and biochemistry of the human organism are not fit for eating bodies of animals — this is the reason why it suffers of this kind of nutrition [2,19].

But health and karma considerations are not principal here. The main thing is that God is Love. And He allows us to get close to Him only if we become Love.

 
 

 

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