Showing posts with label right side. Show all posts
Showing posts with label right side. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Last Age of Good vs. Evil

Long ago, about 10,000 years ago, there was an age when good and evil were distinctly different. Humanoids were either heroes, commoners or villains. Quite distinct in character, no identity crisis. Quite unlike today. In these times rose a hero, a prince from the Kingdom of Ayodhya, who defended the good against the evil on a regular basis. Prince Rama, and his brother, Lakshmana were chief defenders of faith against the nasties. But their greatest challenge was yet to come.

Ramayana performed as a ballet in Indonesia (cc licensed | flickr/ Bertrand Duperrin)

Shri Rama, accepting the desire of his step-mother to give up his claim to the throne and retire to forest life for more than a decade was the beginning of the epic story that becomes Ramayana. After losing his divine wife, Shri Sita to a kidnapping event, he loses his second most precious possession: his motivation. Having lost his drive to take on an established kingdom without a proper army or armor, he is in the midst of the greatest flight/flight decision anyone could face.

Thankfully, he is advised by a celestial being to invoke the goddess through the Navratri worship. Although these 9 nights of goddess worship were typically done in Fall, he performs the worship in Spring, as the situation demanded an extraordinary solution. The goddess, pleased with the worship appears and clarifies the grand picture, wherein gears are set in motion for Shri Rama's success. And he does succeed eventually. But that is another story.

Shri Rama was a man's man. Purushottama, was one of his names. He was also Maryada Purushottama, which meant, the one who would respect boundaries and not act out of line, no matter what the cost. Yet, he performed the worship when it was needed, rather than waiting months for the opportune moment. The timeless nature of divine action is at play here. He thus established the Spring version of the Navratri 9 nights of worship, which conclude with his birthday, Rama Navmi (literally, Rama's Day on the Ninth).

This year, that day is today, Saturday April 20th. A great reason to meditate upon the right-heart chakra and inculcate the wish-fulfilling and sin-destroying name, that is 'Rama'.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

If the past and the future do not exist, why do people worry about them?

Question from Y! Answers: Past is gone, future is not here yet; if it ever gets here, yet many people's lives are controlled by these two nonexistent forces...

My Answer:

Humans have 3 main energy channels: left (past), central (present) and future (right). The stresses of mundane life accumulate as blockages or disturbances in these subtle energy flows.

Thoughts in the brain come from the left (past) and right (future) constantly. There is almost no way to stop them, as they are innate part of human existence. Spiritual masters who know meditation are able to soothe their left and right channels and stay on the central channel, which results in these thoughts from past/future subsiding.

Eventually the person is able to experience freedom from these annoyances. Check out the references below for more info. Or try a simple meditation exercise here: Meditation Basic Excercise


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Do you feel sleepy while meditating?

We are at a fair and I just worked on a person who has tried meditation but would always fall asleep.

She was describing a problem which I experienced in my first months of sahaja yoga meditation.

The problem comes from the right side being overworked. Right side, or pingala nadi, is the sun channel. It gets exhausted when we are overworked and under rested.

When the kindalini rises and finds over stressed chakras, she does not force herself. But out of concern for the meditating subject, she induces action of the left side to balance out the right. Sleep is a blessing of the left side, and a cure for many right side issues like hypertension.

At the end, our dear subject, flora, revealed she indeed suffer from high blood pressure. This confirmed the relationship between meditation, hypertension and sleeping off.

It took me about four months before I was able to meditate without dozing off... But that was seven years ago and well into the past.