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

"emotions... are states of us as consciousnesses."

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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

Initial Control of Emotions

Avoiding external coarseness is just a method. But the main task for us is to eliminate our internal coarseness, including that which comes out of us. This can be attained by controlling emotions, which are states of us as consciousnesses.

Each emotion emanates beyond the body, affecting surrounding people and other living beings. And the more intensive it is the further from the body it emanates.

Solving of the task of controlling one's emotions radically will be possible only at the next, higher stages of work. But if we do not set this goal right now and start to accustom ourselves to self-control, we can hardly expect ourselves to achieve any success in the future.

For now an effective method of struggling with bursts of coarse emotions and various manifestations of egotism will be the repentance work, which we have discussed in detail above.

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We have discussed this extensively in other books [9-17]. Now I will stress that a superficial and shallow attitude towards ethic issues can sometimes produce an opposite effect compared to what was expected.

For example, we discussed acceptance the Compassion principle as one of the first steps towards Love. But does everyone clearly realize that compassion does not have anything to do with plunging into onerous emotional states of "worrying about" someone?… People who fall into states like that become unbearable for others, especially for those whom they "worry about". Bioenergetic impact of the fields with such characteristics sometimes can be the "final blow" for those wounded or sick people who become subject to such "worrying". The victims may feel a desperate need to get rid of this "compassionate" monster who overwhelms them with such a state — to get rid by all means, at the level of the deepest instinct of self-preservation which is not controlled by intellect…

Such "compassion", just like bioenergetic vampirism [16], ruins loving relationships between people, destroys families…

No, compassion does not mean "heavy" emotions at all, but general pure and careful attitude towards all manifestations of life, if possible, avoiding causing any unnecessary harm to anyone, as well as willingness to help everyone in what is good.

 

 
 

 

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