Yogic Indology

राक्षस Rākshasa (Psychic Virus)

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राक्षस Rākshasa (Psychic Virus) A राक्षस Rākshasa is a psychic virus, and as a virus it needs a host to manifest itself. A typical host is a being that has a propensity to host negative energies, which we all do to a lesser or greater degree. When a राक्षस Rākshasa expands and largely takes over a host, and the host behaves as though possessed, there is no difference between the राक्षस Rākshasa and the host. The host becomes the राक्षस Rākshasa. So, how do you identify a राक्षस Rākshasa in this earthly plane ? We all know individuals who drain us of energy, however a राक्षस Rākshasa is not the one who...

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योग निद्रा Yoga Nidra

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योग निद्रा Yoga Nidra is our fount of creativity.

योग निद्रा Yoga Nidra literally means Yogic sleep. That is, the practitioner is aware of what is happening in their sleep, even in its deepest state.

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काल Kāla

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काल Kāla काल Kāla is time and it is cyclic. That is, life repeats, and in patterns. When we are able to still our self in the present moment we can figure it out. (lot more to discuss here)

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हृदय Hrudaya

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हृदय Hrudaya हृदय Hrudaya is the emotional heart that empathizes with other conscious beings. हृदय Hrudaya stems from ह्रद Hrd, the same root as "Heart". We drop out of analyzing and being judgemental about others and connect in a way that we put ourselves in the other's shoes. When we see the other person's situation from their perspective we realize that they are just a facet of our own Self. We take whatever actions are needed, and whatever lesson we can learn, from this perspective shift. The trick is to do this perspective shift and move on - without getting caught up in stories.

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समत्वम् Samatvam

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समत्वम् Samatvam

समत्वम् Samatvam in the भगवद्गीता Bhagavad Gita (2.48) means:

"Being established in the practice of Yoga, drop all attachments, even to the success of the outcome, and that equanimity is considered Yoga"

Equanimity in the face of any disturbance so that the आत्मन Ātman (Self) is shining in its own true nature.

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