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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

Straight Path

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Basic Methods
General Information

Basic methods are those which allow one to attain such level of purification and of energy structures' development of the organism, which would allow one to feel God, to learn how to enter into Samadhi (the emotional states that occur during contacts with Consciousness of God in His Divine Fire aspect) and to grow one's refined consciousness further by developing its power — in order to come at the subsequent highest stages of work to the complete Victory of Mergence with the Creator in His Abode.

In Hindu and Buddhist traditions these methods are known as "Raja yoga". Their variations were developed in Chinese Taoism and Muslim Sufism. They existed on the territory of Russia before its "christening", which is clear judging by the high spiritual status of those who are incarnated here now. But the only spiritual practice of this level that is known in Christianity is the "Jesus' prayer"10.

Raja yoga is based on working with chakras, main meridians and the "cocoon". The purpose of this work is to "cleanse" them to transparency and also to develop them — in order to attain through them the Divine level of subtlety.

Hence it becomes obvious that techniques of "coloring" chakras practiced in some schools are harmful, and using them is a consequence of tremendous spiritual incompetence of the leaders of those schools. For tender white is the subtlest color, and any other is obviously farther from the level of subtlety of the Creator.

Another typical mistake that people may make when working with chakras is placing the emphasis on development of the ajna chakra and its "window" (trikutta), which ostensibly leads to attainment of clairvoyance. This tendency has a long history and originates in the incorrect interpretation of Krishna's words in Bhagavad Gita [14] (8:10), where He recommends channeling energy through trikutta. But from reading the next verses of Gita (8:12) it is clear that He is talking about the energy of Atman (see also [15]). But in all numerous schools, whose leaders have not cognized Atman yet, attempts are made to perform this with regular bioenergies, which leads to activation of one of the coarsest (originally) chakras and as a consequence to coarsening of the entire consciousness. Such people develop, in particular, a "piercing", sharp and unpleasant gaze. A tendency like this halts them for a long time in their spiritual development.

But the clairvoyance, which some adepts gain as a result of such practice, is of no real value, because it enables them to see only emotional auras around the heads of other people and is good only for "spying" upon their emotional states.

But the true clairvoyance is exercised by structures of the lower "bubble of perception" (see below). Possessing it enables one to see energies of different levels of subtlety-coarseness scale in multidimensional space. As a result of gaining this kind of clairvoyance one becomes able to directly observe various subtlest Manifestations of the non-incarnate Consciousness of God.

Work on development of chakras and other fine structures of organism is incompatible with taking alcohol (even in the form of kvas or alcohol-containing milk products) and other psychedelics, since these substances destroy those subtle structures. Breaking this rule causes serious diseases.

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Work with fine energy structures as well as meditative trainings cannot be effective if the room in which they are performed is illumined with fluorescent lighting, since it produces a coarse energetic impact on the organism.

One also must not wear synthetic clothes, because they block a significant part of the spectrum of bioenergies and distorts energy processes inside the body. (The latter instruction does not relate to raincoats which we put on only in case of rain).

Watches and other metal objects should be taken off during the classes: bioenergetic work makes watches magnetize and go out of order, while all metal objects create energetic interference.

We have already talked about incompatibility of psycho-energetic trainings with eating "killed" food. If this rule is not obeyed the energy structures of the organism get constructed of coarse energies.

Practice at this stage of work is better performed in a group. The size of the practice room should correspond to the size of the group: too big of a hall would be unfavorable since the group energy will get dissipated in it.

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First serious information (of that which is known to us) about the role and functioning of chakras and about methods of working with them was presented in books [11,13,15,16]. The fantasies of Aurobindo Ghosh regarding this that were set out in his books are completely baseless; they have only deceived many readers while there was a shortage of written esoteric information in Russia before Perestroika.

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Let us get down to specific information about work at this stage of spiritual advancement. The suggested exercises have been published several times. They have been tested by many years of teaching them to great numbers of people and proved to be highly effective.

 

 
 

 

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