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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"




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


Basic Methods

General Information

"Cross of Buddha"


Relaxation Asanas


Psycho-Physical Exercises


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



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

This is the final part of the Teaching. It includes Mergence of an individual consciousness of the man who reached the highest eon with the Consciousness of the Creator. At that the person's self-awareness dissolves in the Ocean of His Universal Consciousness.

Attempts of the leaders of some sects to either fully destroy self-awareness of their disciples without providing them with a new substrate for autoidentification6 or to convince them that they are already God should be regarded as extremely harmful. Self-awareness of a person should not be destroyed but transferred. And cognition of God and Mergence with Him are not performed through convincing or self-convincing, but by means of stage-by-stage penetration with correctly developing consciousness into more subtle eons, their exploration, establishing in them, learning to Merge with the Consciousness of the Holy Spirit first and then with the Consciousness of the Creator. All other directions prove to be dead-end and lead to either delays in a person's development or to cultivation of gross vices and turning to the direction opposite from God, which is fraught with devilization and insanity.

Work on this part of the "Babaji's formula" should begin with elementary correction of one's behavior in communicating with other people. Tendency of many people to dominate over others, to behave as if they are the "boss", to look "important", look comical from the standpoint of spiritual growth. Violence, resentfulness, jealousy, revengefulness, wrathfulness, desire to own people and things (except for essential ones), sexual desire (lust), like any intensive wanting something from people or from God, — all of these are vicious manifestations of the lower self. They must be eliminated.

Jesus Christ and His Apostles left many invaluable formulas-precepts for us: do not sit at the high place, if you want to grow spiritually, — become a servant to other people, never resent or revenge yourself, regard others as higher than yourself etc. [7,14].

Lao Tse and Juan Matus were telling about exactly the same in a very straightforward and concise way[14]7.

For me personally the following formula that God gave me once proved very helpful: "Realize how trifling your earthly affairs are compared to the greatness of Universal God" [4,14,16].

It takes deep self-analysis and hard work on repentance in order to get rid of manifestations of one's "protruding" lower self.

But regular Orthodox or Catholic churches do not provide one with the optimal method of dealing with this task. The thing is that there is no such phenomenon as "absolution" in reality: God does not have this concept.

The purpose of repentance is not obtaining forgiveness for concrete acts that we have done, but getting rid of vices.

"Sins", i.e. our mistakes, are either consequences of our lack of experience and knowledge or specific manifestations of those qualities of our souls that are called vices.

I have already given the example of my killers who never repented, but just went to church, received "forgiveness of sin" from a "priest" and thought that their conscience was clear. But there are a great number of people who have been deceived just like these poor fellows. Because religious pseudo-pastors convince them that preserving vices and their manifestations in the form of the most terrible sins is a perfectly acceptable thing — provided that after "sinning" they come to church for confession, after which everything will be fine, everything is going to be alright…

But it is not going to be alright.

…The true mechanisms of deliverance from vices are self-analysis, repentance and strict self-control.

If it is not possible to eliminate the vice that has been uncovered and realized right away, one should recall the entire line of its manifestations — starting from one's childhood (and sometimes from one's previous incarnations). And one has to re-experience anew in one's mind all situations, which one previously resolved incorrectly, but this time in the right way. Moreover, it makes sense to "play over" in advance all possible future situations when this vice can manifest again.

It is also important to try, if possible, "to redress the wrong" to those whom we harmed — be they people, animals or plants. Even if they are not currently "alive" on Earth — we should address them as non-embodied souls. And let us remember that God really accepts such our efforts on getting rid of our vices.

We need to repent of all our times when our non-love to other people and for God got manifested, as well as of all our egotistic actions and emotions.

Many dully-egotistic persons try to push their bodies into a subway train car as soon as the doors open without letting the people whose stop it is to get out first.

Or while waiting for a bus or a tram they block the sidewalk with their bodies instead of standing on the side so that not to hinder anyone from passing by, thus showing care about other people.

Or entering the subway station hall some people hold the spring door behind them to help the following person to enter, whereas others let the door go, crashing their "neighbor" with it.

Even when they get into a sound spiritual school, egotistic primitive people behave in the same manner. While the course is being conducted they feel good, they are happy and filled with bliss. But once the course is over — they start to feel bad: they have already gotten used to the situation when someone is making them feel good; and suddenly it stops… And since they do not feel good anymore they start to experience increasing negative emotions towards the instructor and the school…

Egotistic person knows only his selfish interest and resents when an obstacle in the form of someone else's need gets in the way of his satisfaction.

Moreover, when a person wants something strongly from anyone it is an indication of the viciously protruding lower self of the one who wants. This can start the mechanism of bio-energetic "vampirism" and to become the cause of diseases of those, whom a person wants something from [16], and of "aggravation" of destiny of the one who wants.

But a loving person is always being attentive: he cares not to hinder anyone in anything, but, on the contrary, is using any possibility to help everybody, giving the interests of other people a higher priority than his own.

He is always polite and benevolent, he strives never to offend anyone without a reason, even with his own not the best states: sickness or being tired.

In sexual relationships he will never obtrude himself, but will wait for the moment when his desire will become reciprocal.

…In this kind of self-analysis detailed recommendations by Sathya Sai can be of great help [8,14].

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Once I was riding on a dirt road in a goods wagon crammed with people. I was the last to climb into it, having let everybody through. My backpack was protruding outside. The truck got turned over. My body rolled out without even getting hit. What happened to those who rushed to take their seats first… — it would take too long to list their injuries here.

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Deliverance from coarse emotional states and the ability to attune to sattvic phenomena of life that we can achieve enable us to begin with meditations of "dissolving" ourselves in harmony of the surrounding space. Especially effective such meditations can be in quiet evenings, at dusk — in the forest, prairies, at lakesides, seashores or near other water reservoirs. The meditation should be performed using the following formula: "There is only harmony of the surroundings: forest, lake, — but myself is not there". At that, consciousness expands from the anahata chakra and attunes to the subtlety and purity of nature.

The next fundamental stage following this one will be mergence with the Holy Spirit in "Pranava" meditation (see below), and then stage-by-stage mastering of "total reciprocity" (Nirodhi) in the eons of the Holy Spirit and God-the-Father.

This is how man completes his individual evolution forever, becoming a Part of the Primordial Consciousness, a Part of the Creator. After that he continues to live creatively but not as a separate being but as Him.




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