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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    ayaM nijaH paraH vA iti gaNanA laghuchetasAm |
    udAra charitAnAM tu vasudhA eva kuTumbakam ||

    Only base minds reckon whether one be kin or stranger;
    Those of noble conduct take the whole world as their own family.

    ~Rigveda
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    Namaste MG.

    Here is a discussion about the nature of prana (called the vital force here) and the way it nourishes our health and vitality. For more details, check: http://www.anandgholap.net/Hidden_Si...Things-CWL.htm

    (Text in brackets is my additions.)
    VITALITY
    We all know the feeling of cheerfulness and well-being which sunlight brings to us, but only students of occultism are fully aware of the reasons for that sensation. Just as the sun floods his system with light and heat, so does he perpetually pour out into it another force as yet unsuspected by modern science-- a force to which has been given the name ` vitality' . This is radiated on all levels, and manifests itself in each realm-- physical, emotional, mental and the rest-- but we are specially concerned for the moment with its appearance in the lowest, where it enters some of the physical atoms, immensely increases their activity, and makes them animated and glowing.

    We must not confuse this force with electricity, though it in some ways resembles it. The Deity sends forth from Himself three great forms of energy; there may be hundreds more of which we know nothing; but at least there are three. Each of them has its appropriate manifestation at every level which our students have yet reached; but for the moment let us think of them as they show themselves in the physical world. One of them exhibits itself as electricity (fohat), another as vitality (prana), and the third as the serpent-fire (kundalini), of which I have already written in The Inner Life.
    ...

    So it is the will-force of the Solar Deity continually exercised which holds the atom together as such; and when we try to examine the action of that force we see that it does not come into the atom from outside, but wells up within it-- which means that it enters it from higher dimensions. The same is true with regard to this other force which we call vitality; it enters the atom from within, along with the force that holds that atom together, instead of acting upon it entirely from without, as do those other varieties of force which we call light, heat or electricity.

    When vitality wells up thus within the atom it endows it with an additional life, and gives it a power of attraction, so that it immediately draws round it six other atoms, which it arranges in a definite form, this making what has been called in Occult Chemistry a hyper-meta-proto-element. ... It is the little group which makes the exceedingly brilliant bead upon the male or positive snake in the chemical element oxygen, and it is also the heart of the central globe in radium.

    These globules are conspicuous above all others which may be seen floating in the atmosphere, on account of their brilliance and extreme activity-- the intensely vivid life which they show...

    While the force that vivifies the globules is quite different from light, it nevertheless appears to depend upon light for its power of manifestation. In brilliant sunshine this vitality is constantly welling up afresh, and the globules are generated with great rapidity and in incredible numbers; but in cloudy weather there is a great diminution in the number of globules formed, and during the night the operation appears to be entirely suspended. During the night, therefore, we may be said to be living upon the stock manufactured during the previous day, and though it appears practically impossible that it should ever be entirely exhausted, that stock evidently does run low when there is a long succession of cloudy days. The globule, once charged, remains as a sub-atomic element, and does not appear to be subject to any change or loss of force unless and until it is absorbed by some living creature.

    THE ABSORPTION OF VITALITY

    This vitality is absorbed by all living organisms, and a sufficient supply of it seems to be a necessity of their existence. In the case of men and the higher animals it is absorbed through the centre or vortex in the etheric double which corresponds with the spleen. It will be remembered that that centre has six petals, made by the undulatory movement of the forces which cause the vortex. But this undulatory movement is itself caused by the radiation of other forces from the centre of that vortex. Imaging the central point of the vortex as the hub of a wheel, we may think of these last-mentioned forces as represented by spokes radiating from it in straight lines. Then the vortical forces, sweeping round and round, pass alternately under and over these spokes as though they were weaving a kind of etheric basket-work, and in this way is obtained the appearance of six petals separated by depressions.

    When the unit of vitality is flashing about in the atmosphere, brilliant as it is, it is almost colourless, and may be compared to white light. But as soon as it is drawn into the vortex of the force-centre at the spleen it is decomposed and breaks up into streams of different colours, though it does not follow exactly our division of the spectrum. As its component atoms are whirled round the vortex, each of the six spokes seizes upon one of them, so that all the atoms charged with yellow rush along one, and all those charged with green along another, and so on, while the seventh disappears through the centre of the vortex-- through the hub of the wheel, as it were. Those rays then rush off in different directions, each to do its special work in the vitalisation of the body. As I have said, however, the divisions are not exactly those which we ordinarily use in the solar spectrum, but rather resemble the arrangement of colours which we see on higher levels in the causal, mental and astral bodies.
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    VITALITY AND HEALTH
    The flow of vitality in these various currents regulates the health of the parts of the body with which they are concerned. If, for example, a person is suffering from a weak digestion, it manifests itself at once to any person possessing etheric sight, because either the flow and action of the green stream is sluggish or its amount is smaller in proportion than it should be. Where the yellow current is full and strong, it indicates, or more properly produces, strength and regularity in the action of the heart. Flowing round that centre, it also interpenetrates the blood which is driven through it, and is sent along with it all over the body. Yet there is enough of it left to extend into the brain also, and the power of high philosophical and metaphysical thought appears to depend to a great extent upon the volume and activity of this yellow stream, and the corresponding awakening of the twelve-petalled flower in the middle of the force-centre at the top of the head.

    Thought and emotion of a high spiritual type seem to depend largely upon the violet ray, whereas the power of ordinary thought is stimulated by the action of the blue mingled with part of the yellow. It has been observed that in some forms of idiocy the flow of vitality to the brain, both yellow and blue-violet, is almost entirely inhibited. Unusual activity or volume in the light blue which is apportioned to the throat-centre is accompanied by the health and strength of the physical organs in that part of the body. It gives, for example, strength and elasticity to the vocal chords, so that special brilliance and activity are noticeable in the case of a public speaker or a great singer. Weakness or disease in any part of the body is accompanied by a deficiency in the flow of vitality to that part.
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    VITALITY NOT MAGNETISM
    The vitality coursing along the nerves must not be confused with what we usually call the magnetism of the man-- his own nerve-fluid, generated within himself. It is this fluid which keeps up the constant circulation of etheric matter along the nerves, corresponding to the circulation of blood through the veins; and as oxygen is conveyed by the blood to all parts of the body, so vitality is conveyed along the nerves by this etheric current. The particles of the etheric part of man' s body are constantly changing, just as are those of the denser part; along with the food which we eat and the air which we breathe we take in etheric matter, and this is assimilated by the etheric part of the body. Etheric matter is constantly being thrown off from the pores, just as is gaseous matter, so that when two persons are close together each necessarily absorbs much of the physical emanations of the other.

    When one person mesmerises another, the operator by an effort of will gathers together a great deal of this magnetism and throws it into the subject, pushing back his victim' s nerve-fluid, and filling its place with his own. As the brain is the centre of this nervous circulation, this brings that part of the subject' s body which is affected under the control of the manipulator' s brain instead of the victim' s, and so the latter feels what the mesmerist wishes him to feel. If the recipient' s brain be emptied of his own magnetism and filled with that of the performer, the former can think and act only as the latter wills that he should think and act; he is for the time entirely dominated.
    And there is a lot more useful information in this book The Hidden Side of Things by C.W. Leadbeater. Occult Science, that stems from the ancient wisdom of Satanana Dharma, has a lot to teach us in practical terms.

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    Re: Dharmic Wisdom Quotes

    The mind is chiefly spoken of as of two kinds: pure and impure. The impure mind is that which is possessed of desire, and the pure is that which is devoid of desire. It is indeed the mind that is the cause of men’s bondage and of liberation. The mind that is attached to sense-objects leads to bondage, while dissociated from sense-objects it leads to liberation. So [the wise] declare. Since liberation is predicated of the mind devoid of desire for sense-objects, the mind should always be made free of such desire, by the seeker after liberation.

    ~Amrtabindu Upanishad (Verses 1-3) of the Sāmaveda.
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    Boundless beatitude You have given me,
    ended all affliction, shown the way of Grace:
    O Shiva, eternal at the core of sound,
    Shivalingam within the heart,
    atom within atom, vast beyond all vastness,
    sweetness hid in the hardened node.
    You have steadied me clear in human form
    all besmeared with holy ashes;
    added me to the congregation
    of Your servants true and trusty;
    made me experience in my heart
    the inmost meaning of the five letters*;
    restored my real state to me;
    and rule me now, O Master of Wisdom,
    Vinayaka. Your feet alone,
    O Master of Wisdom, Vinayaka, Your feet alone, are my sole refuge.


    (*five letters = panchakshara)

    ~Auvaiyer Ma
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    Have no fear, O restless mind,
    The Eternal One takes thought for you.
    He knows how to fulfil your wants.
    Then cry to Him alone for help,
    His Name will lead you safe across.

    ~Lalleshvari (Lal Ded)
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me,
    apparently two, really one, seek unity - and that is love.

    ~Nisargadatta Maharaj
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    THE word 'Hindu' has been interpreted by scholars in various ways, but the real meaning is 'Hin' (Hinsa or Violence), 'Dur' (far from): people who keep away from violence. The Hindus have been praying since the ages for the peace and prosperity of all the Worlds. "Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu". Their conception of the immanence of God is strong and unshakable. The rituals, ceremonies, vows and rites prescribed in Hinduism are all directed to the promotion and well-being of "all the Worlds". This is the reason why Hinduism is still alive and active.

    ~Satya Sai Baba

    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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    "~Oh Lord krshna, I have read by disciplic succession that those that intefere with family traditions, dwell forever in the remains of hell~"

    Somewhere in the B. Gita.

    Om Namah Shivaya,
    Zardozi

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    Toward whom does the rising Flame aspire? Toward whom does the Wind
    eagerly blow? On whom do all the compass points converge? Tell me of
    that Support--who may he be?

    Atharva Veda X, 7, 4


    Where do the half months and months together proceed in consultation
    with the year? Where do the seasons go, in groups or singly? Tell me of
    that Support--who may he be?

    Atharva Veda X, 7, 5


    Toward whom run the sisters, day and night, who look so different yet
    one summons answer? Toward whom do the waters with longing flow? Tell
    me of that Support--who may he be?

    Atharva Veda X, 7, 6
    Those who in penance and faith dwell in the forest, peaceful and wise,living a mendicant's life, free from passion depart through the door ofthe sun to the place of the immortal Person, the imperishable Self.Atharva Veda, Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.11. ve p. 415

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    The essential nature of bondage is nothing other than desire, and its elimination is known as liberation. It is simply by not being attached to changing things that the everlasting joy of attainment is reached.

    You are One, conscious and pure, while all this is inert non-being. Ignorance itself is nothing, so what is the point of wanting to understand?

    Kingdoms, children, wives, bodies, pleasures -- these have all been lost to you life after life, attached to them though you were.

    Enough of wealth, sensuality, and good deeds. In the forest of samsara the mind has never found satisfaction in these.

    How many births have you not done hard and painful labour with body, mind, and speech. Now at last, stop!

    ~Sage Ashtavakra
    Ashtavakra Gita X:4-8.
    In whom the Adityas, Rudras and Vasus are held together; in whom are set firm the worlds; that which was and that which shall be – tell me of that Support – who may He be? (Atharvaveda Samhita X.7.22)


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