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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

"Cross of Buddha"

It is good to start each practice session with emotional attunement and purification of the energy of the surrounding space. For this purpose there exists a wonderful technique, known as the "Cross of Buddha". It is performed in the following way.

For the best performance of this exercise we should accept the so-called "student posture": we should sit down on the heels holding the spine straight, toes looking backwards and palms of hands resting upon the thighs. Then we send waves of our benevolence and love from the chest forward, saying mentally: "May all beings have peace! May all beings be calm! May all beings feel bliss!" We produce each of these three states inside (in the chest) first and then radiate them forward. Then we repeat this to the right, to the left, backwards, up and down. This is a powerful technique that allows us to bring harmony to ourselves, to the energy of the surrounding space and to the living beings around us.

 

 
 

 

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