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By Sri Ramana Maharshi, David Godman

Ramana Maharshi was once probably the most major religious lecturers to emerge from India in the course of the first 1/2 the century, and is still greatly popular. This contemporary selection of conversations among him and the various seekers who got here to his ashram for assistance comprises the essence of his educating. His situation all through his lengthy lifetime of supplying his event to others used to be to persuade his listeners that self-realisation - or enlightenment - isn't an alien or mysterious nation, however the traditional of guy. This nation should be simply came upon via venture the self-investigation essentially defined in those talks. The lucid directions to every part offer extra illumination of this better seer's message.

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The third group is comprised of asanas for concentration upon the chakras. These three groups r e p r e s e n t three progressive preparatory stages in the awakening of the chakras. First, the prana flow throughout the body must be activated and normalized. Then the prana flow throughout the sushumna - the most important nadi - can be increased, and the passage purified. This facilitates the rising of kundalini, the psychic power said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. Kundalini awakening is indispensable for true chakra awakening.

First, the prana flow throughout the body must be activated and normalized. Then the prana flow throughout the sushumna - the most important nadi - can be increased, and the passage purified. This facilitates the rising of kundalini, the psychic power said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. Kundalini awakening is indispensable for true chakra awakening. 42 Finally, direct concentration on the chakras provides the direct stimulation which enables their full awakening. Before a detailed explanation of the asanas is presented, some general precautions should be noted.

For example, if a man practices non-violence, his enemies will disappear, evil men will abandon their weapons, and lions will pass by him without attacking. One who is established in truthfulness will find his wishes fulfilled spontaneously. Similarly, when the 36 wholehearted observance of non-stealing is perfected, wealth will spontaneously accrue from unexpected sources. Continence generates energy. After five or ten years of meditation practice coupled with continence, the adept is able to transform sexual energy into spiritual energy (ojas).

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