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often breeds life,
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Meditation techniques, gurus
& religious organizations
True peace is not always polite. And I admit that especially
this page about meditation techniques is not particularly
diplomatic. But saying openly what you feel is the truth creates a flow, and
this flow can be the river taking you to
the ocean of peace. It is a question of intentions and motive. When
Jesus in what seemed like anger drove out the merchants of the Temple he
confirmed for me:
True peace is not always polite.
What I write here is not inspired by any books ... it is all hard earned
Maybe it is an essential part of the Path that you HAVE to go through
mistakes in order to become
In this case we could consider waste of time to be the best fertilizer for
Or maybe you can save yourself from future trouble if you read what I write
here... I don't know...
From Kindergarten to University
Often teachers of meditation will tell you that it is difficult to reach
higher states of spirituality.
Like schoolteachers they tell you that you must advance from level to level
- from one class into the next ...
And they tell you - as priests have often done the last 2000 years - that
you cannot trust yourself and walk the path alone. You need them, their
religion, their church, their interface with God.
They will warn you and say it is dangerous to practice
meditation without their precise instructions.
So you must come to their school to learn about spirituality. And so you are
trapped in a
thought-reality-prison that sees spirituality
as a product of some activity in time and space. This understanding is a
projection of how realities in time and space work: here you can achieve a
new car, a new relationship or stronger muscles.
But you cannot
body-build spirit. Spirituality is YOU.
It is your very nature and you have an inherent ability to unfold this nature
- by itself! Ramana quote
So... all the time a little switch is there inside You - waiting for a
The Indians have a word for this. They call it Sahaj
So we could name this meditation Sahaj meditation.
God needs me as much as I need Him - Eckhart
Ramakrishna once said: There are Gurus everywhere, but where are the good
The truth is that the Gurus and priest need you more than you need them.
need your money.
They need you to give them power.
Spiritual help is pure love
Of course there are genuine Divine Inspirators
and fine and honest smaller meditation
You can benefit tremendously from such company. Spiritual help is
equivalent with pure unselfish love. A spiritual love-seed is sprouting
in your heart just by your very longing. But its growth is dependant on the
motives of the ones who are watering it. The gardener - internal or external
- must have pure intentions.
Getting help from the "outside"
So you should be very careful when you seek spiritual advice outside your
own heart. Here is what Poonjaji says about this:
As the moneychanger tests his gold, you have every right to test your
teacher. Don't be mislead.
When you go to the supermarket, you choose what to buy. Why not be even more
careful choosing a teacher?
Check your chosen inspirator very carefully by the four following
THE CONCEPT OF EVIL
THE CONCEPT OF EVIL
The inspirator you choose should be without obsession with
the concept of EVIL.
To fight evil or fight the devil as Christians unfortunately sometimes
do, generates an age-old drug in the tribal caveman inside us.
It makes him an ecstatic, but fanatic warrior. Another typical and
evil-related way to generate a momentum for one's spiritual cause is to
demonize ordinary society in a mirror of spiritual ideals. Often you
will find spiritual books or preachers who start with telling you how bad
and materialistic this society is. After this exaggerated picture of
the evils of modern life they will present their way of living in the
contrasting light of these evils. It is a too cheap way to sell soap.
The world is perfectly imperfect as it is.
The world is a paradisical hell right here and now. There are ups and downs
- societies rise and fall - dinos rule and after some time they get extinct
and so will man. No meditation or spiritual movement can change that. The
whole concept of our present culture as a downfall - a Kali Yug after a
previous golden age - is not healthy. Also this concept will be in danger of
contaminating spirituality with politics. Don't make it a goal in
itself to strive for a spiritual utopia on the pretext of an enemy picture
of the present society. Utopias lies in the future and golden ages in the
past. Spiritual life is here and now and free of comparisons with yesterday
and tomorrow. Likewise you should not strive to make yourself a better
spiritual individual - it is much better to become free from oneself
than to free oneself. If you have become free from yourself, freedom
of yourself will follow - or maybe not - it is not so important. And
this can easily be done either in joyful harmony with a free democratic
society - or in quiet solitude beyond an un-free society.
So then what about evil?
We don't want to use this cheap petrol
on our voyage to the Stars!
If your Inspirator is without any severe
enemy-pictures, he is most probably ok. A healthy Inspirator or ring
of inspiration should not use too much energy on fighting evils - whether it
is from the inside or in the
(Maybe I am a borderline case in this respect .... since I here am busy
fighting the evils of fighting the evils. I leave you to judge that... At
least I can have a good laugh about this paradox.)
Selfirony and humor
A related sign
of spiritual health is humor.
Big Gurus just don't like too much humor and especially not if their own
attitude is under fire. Thus the highest form of humor an Inspirator can
have is a loving self-ironic attitude.
Where there is joy and laughter there is absence
I just love Bharadwaj here when he proclaims
with a grin:
May God bless
you all... May he bless me too
I think the humor-test is the most efficient on my list of four. Your
Guru should be like the one that entered the
Pizza-bar saying: Make me one with everything!
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you need a good laugh
When a group of people are laughing together the groups internal hierarchies
Laughter is a sign of true democracy.
Science and humor
Let us take things in a light, easy and not too serious way. This is also my
humble advice to scientists who want to explore the realm of meditation. As
modern science will know, you cannot separate the scientist from the object
he is investigating. So without a good sense of humor
he will find nothing of value in his test tubes.
Getting Spiritual "help" from others is more sensitive than a sexual
And as little as you can purchase true love from a prostitute, as little you
can purchase spiritual knowledge from a therapist.
(He is discretely looking at his wrist watch to check when your session is
A spiritual love-help is highly intimate, but it is not personal. This often
creates confusion and human beings you help will tend to project their own
Divine Love on you. They will glorify you in the light of their own beauty.
Therefore an honest Inspirator should be extremely careful having sexual
relations with his students. Better not ... because this projection is too
misuse, especially by male therapist and gurus.
MONEY-POWER ... How to become
an arch-angel with your credit card
As you have probably figured out by now: I am not paying full
obedience to formalized
meditation techniques. This is a natural consequence of being
skeptical towards bigger religious organizations. These organizations define
their membership and identity through specific and ritualized meditation
techniques. These secret techniques functions as a social semi-language to
tell everybody within the organization's organism who is a member and who is
not. It is the tribal cave man instinct overruling true divine democracy.
Furthermore these different and over-complicated initiation processes allow
the students to make distinctions between internal levels of power
hierarchies: you pass through new mantras, new initiations processes or new
courses from one level into a higher - from kindergarten to higher grades
and so on.
These absolutely non-spiritual hierarchies feeds the age old
power-instinct and this power is purchased with hard cash.
And the cave-man ego inside us likes to think that the meditation
be expensive in order to be efficient.
If I don't pay much money
it is not a good meditation technique and it is not making me an
important arch-angel in your heavenly hierarchy.
Money-power and smaller new age organizations
Let me emphasize here that these money-power mechanisms are not so prevalent
in the smaller spiritual organizations. In smaller organizations the
"mass" will have a harder time reaching the critical point where individuals
are seduced to go beyond their intuitive sense of what is the right path for
them. The dark side of the
of many will not be able to catch momentum. Of course this again is a
truth with modifications in the sense that a powerful leader with a "spiri"-psychopathic
personality can gather a smaller group around him and lead them astray. But
this is not the general picture.
A lot of smaller grass root meditation enterprises, healing centers and
individual persons are doing a lot of good work here in the west - a world
where you need money to function.
TECHNIQUES - Is meditation without proper instructions from a teacher dangerous?
I still haven't told you the basic reason for my reserved attitude towards
of meditation .
My experience is that meditation is an inborn ability in all human beings! It is as natural as
breathing and digesting.
So in a way techniques can be dangerous - they become dangerous in the same
moment you try to "technique" yourself -
when you use effort in your meditation - when you try to body-build your
soul after the devise no pain - no gain.
Paradoxically, it is often the teachers that make meditation techniques dangerous. In saying
that the technique should be done in a very specific way, they can make this
technique harmful for you to practice! Because no two individuals are
alike and the only one who can tell you how your meditation looks is
the Inner Teacher sitting in your Heart!
Trust your own Divine Stomach-brain
So here comes my basic advise for the use of all techniques:
DON'T DO ANY EFFORT - DON'T MANIPULATE YOURSELF
WHILE MEDITATING !
As long as you are totally relaxed into non-doing there is
the best chance that your natural inborn ability to meditate will be
activated. Then you get "meditated" -
spontaneously, effortless, delightful and joyful! Basically it is a
human birthright to experience the sweet bliss of meditation!
But what will you do if nothing happens after following this advise? Then
trust me: nothing is meant to happen! Maybe your intelligent
meditative body-brain system is not yet ready to be activated. Then don't go
for meditation. At least,
I cannot recommend it.
Organized religions? - no! All my respect goes to you and you alone!
So we are basically standing alone in meditation.
Like lions we have to cut our own path while moving
Within the last 30 years I have seen a lot of people buy into expensive
meditation-techniques and spiritual hierarchies -
myself! But this is pure "maditation!" This is how lions
are transformed into sheep.
You don't need to go on an expensive healing course to be able to heal other
people's emotional wounds. You just need to love - to be full of love. And no
course teaches you that. Only living
your life through non-sentimental feeling
can make love flow in and out of you. So actually
the spiritual merchants are
enemies of true spirituality.
Because this plain truth is not good for their
business - if you can do everything just by your natural ability to love,
is no need for their courses.
To activate your own inherent natural ability to get meditated you must
feel-think-believe that it is possible - that such a
gift really exist - pretty much in the same way as in the story about The
hare that lost its spectacles in Jethro Tulls version of Alice in
Wonderland! You are in Wonderland right now and you have not lost
your intro-spectacles! All the time you were searching for them they were
sitting right there on your nose.
An old Indian folk story tells us about a beggar who was sitting on a hidden
treasure of gold without knowing it.
And so are you!
But the spiritual merchants first step is to shroud this precious knowing in
It is essential for their existence that this knowledge is forgotten. And then
they will let you get your own treasure back in small bits through their
It is like kidnapping. First they abduct you inner Divine Child. And then
they charge ransom for delivering it back in
small pieces. But don't worry. Your inner
Galactic Child is
indestructible and immortal.
Big commercial religious organizations and the power of many
Furthermore many organized religions misuse
the power of many
to generate an exponential growth momentum.
In these mass hysteria
movements religion and politics tend to converge. It was and is a cause of
So: AVOID BIG NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS because:
after a time bound period of collective ecstasy their fairy tale will end similar
to the story of good old
And the initial ecstasy you felt joining the club will later be paid back in
disillusion and regret. But if you, dear reader, have experienced such a
spiritual emergency landing don't despair!
It takes a life to become a-live!
The good news is that you have one hundred more chances
after each crash. Life is full of valuable crashes - maybe also
in the form of an Ikaros-flight with a big commercial charter company
promising you a ticket to heaven.
So... when you fall into the ditch you simply
get back on the path. Don't make dramas - don't sit in the ditch
and cry - just get up and go on and on and on...
Even a beetle
can reach the top of the tower just by taking one step at a time
and so can you!
The credit goes to your personal sincerity & honesty
So what counts in a spiritual life is your personal sincerity, honesty
and persistence. Never give up!
In most cases there are no shortcuts - it will take a life to
become a-live. But there is really nothing that can match to such a life! This is my life tested guarantee to
you! And after some years you can even sit in the ditch and laugh! And
actually... THAT is true freedom -
Freedom in un-freedom...
And now we are ready for the techniques!
The best way to do meditation is to
find some birds of the same feather and flock together. Already
Jesus told us that He is where
two people are gathered in his name.
The best technique is:
The power of many
Create your own collective meditation happening on a grass root level:
Date some people for meditation
The simple truth is that sitting together, looking inside
will make everything happen automatically.
All the "techniques" or ways you meditate will evolve
itself from your individual and collective "inside"!
And in this forum you can play with the techniques
In sitting together like this the teaching will happen on a
non-verbal level - from body to body. Almost no instructions are
needed. The body is a
very intelligent entity!
But take care that your sitting together is kept at a minimal
level of organization. Else the power of many will let your
happening evolve into the a new religious organization!
Keep the attention at the flames in the beginning and avoid
thus the ashes at the end - (Indian Tantra tradition)
Anyhow you can read the following hints and get inspired. Do by
all means also get inspired from all other
organizations and their techniques too. Steal from them whatever you
like, since nothing anyhow belongs to anyone!
And MOST IMPORTANT!
Listen to your own inner gut-voice!
It will always tell you if a
technique is suitable for you or not or how you should modify it
so it will suit your being-essence.
And finally: rejoice in one
successful second of practice instead of making stories about
all the meditation you should have done and never did. Remember
just one second of meditation is enough to change your life in
the same way that the constant pressure of one finger is enough
to change the direction if a super-tanker.
Meditation Techniques - Index
these techniques with as little effort as possible.
Especially the spirit oriented meditations should be absolutely
If you cannot do that - then please only
practice the the body-oriented techniques.
YOU SHOULD ALSO BE PSYCHICAL AND MENTALLY HEALTHY
Meditation can in rare cases call forth dormant mental illness.
Who am I
Who am I was formulated by the great Saint
Who am I is according to my innerstanding
the most important and radical of all meditation techniques.
Who am I is a diamond hidden
behind the curtain of the obvious.
Who am I is too simple to understand.
Who am I is actually not even a meditation or a technique.
The mind likes complicated equations - it likes to think that the
Spiritual Gold is hidden somewhere over the rainbow - at the end of a
long and hard travel.
The mind thinks like a novel. A novel is the mind trying to translate the
mysterious world into a linear event.
The world is multidimensional mysterious simplicity - a novel transform this into
three-dimensional known complexity.
So to make the obvious understandable we must explain it in a
Or you can jump this queue of thoughts - they are just
meant for divine intellectual entertainment!
I am not telling the truth - Believe
me - I am telling the truth
Now the question Who am I? is like
paradox: It cannot produce a clear cut answer.
are a detective investigating your own crimes. Who am
I is always cuts its own roots. Hence it cannot be categorized
and fixed by habit, tradition and concepts. It remains an ever fresh
question - out of time -
a spiraling journey into the now.
One could also use
analogies from the quantum physics. Quantum physics tells us that we
cannot investigate anything without altering it with our own presence.
This is especially true on a subtle atomic level. But consciousness is
maybe even more subtle than particles. I am convinced that scientists will
one day be able to define consciousness as an integral part of the
quantum physics dimensions. I think that they are already very close in
getting this goose out of the bottle.
But even in grosser phenomenons we are altering what we are looking at.
When a scientist enters a virgin tribal village for the first
village is changed by his very presence.
Similar the "I" that is the
object of our investigation will radically alter in the light of the
makes this investigation even more interesting is that it is the "I"
that is investigating the "I". The "I" cannot look at "I" without
changing the "I" that asked the question.
"I" asking "I" is like putting up two mirrors in front of each other:
their reflections will disappear into infinity.
If you connect a video camera with a TV and point the camera towards the
TV itself, you will be able to watch infinity in the form of fractals.
And so will "you" if you ask Who am I? - You
will disappear into infinity.
No "I" can live in the light of this quest. Like all creatures of the
dark it vanishes with the break of dawn.
You can only take yourself to be this or that
by not taking a close look - Your so called "I" loves to watch your back
while you are busy in the outside world. But if you turn around you will
see: nothing... "I" is a like a ghost of the night. Like an anaerobe
bacteria it can only live where there is no oxygen.
Hence you are a true living mystery. In living that mystery the world
becomes deep and mysterious but in a friendly way since it is your
own inner-felt mystery - your "I"-dentity.
How to "practice" Who am I?
Poonjaji said that Who am I? only needs
to be asked once if it is truly asked from the heart.
This should make sense by now...
But for all of us meditative Tom, Dicks and Harrys it is a question that
can alter our lives again and again.
You can use it in your job. Ask yourself in the midst of duty: Who am
I? It is a very interesting exercise thus to meta-level
one's own existence as an "I". Sometimes "I" ask myself when teaching in
college: Who am I? And then for sure "I" know that "I" am not a
You can also use Who am I in a more traditional meditative
posture with closed eyes. Just take care that
Who am I is not becoming a mantra. In a mantra all "meaning"
disappears into sound itself. In Who am I?
you disappear because you cling to the meaning of the question and
only if Who am I? is asked with great
Who am I?
The single most important notion in
mantra meditation is that you should not use effort at all!
If you concentrate or use effort in mantra meditation you will certainly
end up in a dead end row.
The paradox is that the one who plans how the meditation should be done
is the one that should disappear. The ego-entity in you wants to be in
control. Even if you have a nice new-agy spiritual ego-entity
it still wants to be in control. (I must admit I also know this from
What mantra should I use?
A mantra is a word or a sound. Sometimes it has a meaning -
On the one side there are religious organizations who claim they have secret
mantras protected by Sages from the beginning of times. They say that only
their mantras will work and that other mantras are dangerous.
By all standards this is a good business strategy!
On the other side we have the karma-cola skeptics who claim that
you could turn Coca Cola or Pepsi into a
nice mantra as well.
I don't agree with these point of views. You don't need some else to
overpower you with a mantra and you
don't need a mantra that confirms post modern nihilism where nothing is
holy or elevated.
How to find your mantra
Sit comfortably with closed eyes. Allow your self to sink into the
associative stream in consciousness between
the waking state and the sleep/dream state. In this daydreaming mode ask
yourself, whispering into you inner bottomless wishing well: what is my
No promise, but most probably you will get an answer: a word or a
syllable will pop up and you can use this as mantra. It should be either
a neutral word without meaning attached to it or a word with positive connotations
If this little experiment does not work for you you can choose to use the
Indian mantra OM, Jesus or Muhammad.
How to use the mantra - Drag and Drop it into the thought-stream in
Most probably you have noticed that inside your head there is a
constant inner mono- or dialogue of associative thoughts. When you sit
comfortably with closed eyes, then imagine that you "drop" your mantra
into this thought-stream in consciousness. Here it will start to
repeat itself as a little ripple or wave in a river stream.
And here you let the mantra repeat itself by itself! In this process it
will change rhythm, form and sound in all possible imaginable ways. You
just let this change happen while you watch-feel-aware the happening
while it goes on automatically.
Sometimes there will be forgetfulness in following the mantra's play in
awareness. You will discover that instead you have "drowned" in the
process of thoughts. Don't worry! It also happens to me after 30 years
of meditation practice. Just return innocently and drama-free to your
chosen mantra and drop it once more in your inner wishing well.
The disintegration of the thought-syntax and the arrival at the
abyss of ground zero
After some time the mantra will tend to become more and more subtle
until it will be almost no more.
In a way this process allows your
thoughts to break down in smaller components parallel to how matter can
be divided into molecules, atoms etc. In this twilight zone where
the syntax of thoughts breaks down, and further where words become
sounds and waves there will be small split second glimpses of pure
awareness or consciousness. These small "empty" gaps are tremendously
important. Here you are rejuvenated in time-free space! You will return
to daily life with a joy that does not stem from what you have, but from
what you are.
Your are-ness will smile.
mantra-meditate on a full stomach.
There should be minimum two hours between eating and
early in the morning before breakfast or before going to sleep.
Getting up in the middle of a quiet night can also be a
wonderful time for meditation.
for as long as it feels good for you. Learn to listen to and trust your
I have to start with a story about eye. This event changed my
life. In 1994 I went to stay with Poonjaji
for one year. I had taken one year leave from my job and was eagerly
looking forward to be with the
most outstanding Being I had ever met. (First meeting in 92).
With me I had a present for Him, a painting of His Master,
Ramana. I had asked a Danish artist to make
this painting. When the artist had
finished the job after 3 months he did not want any money for his work. He said
that it had changed his life to make this painting. I was very happy
and grateful - his work was brilliant and his attitude was easy to
feel in the painting. He had used a special
technique from the Renaissance: he had painted Ramanas Eyes in such
a way that Ramana would look at you from what ever angle you were
watching the painting. I placed the painting on the wall in my living
room just to enjoy Ramana's Pan-optic blessings.
Every visitor was in a state of awe on seeing the painting. It was
really amazing how Ramanas compassionate eyes would follow you
wherever you were placed in the room.
When I came to Luck Now in India, I went straight to Poonjaji's house to
present the gift to him.
This event is still as clear as this moment. He was sitting at his table watching
Hindi-TV. A lot of visitors crowded
his little humble living room, not half the size of my living room in
After hello and a big, big smile as only he could smile I placed the
picture in front of him on the table.
He looked at it and said thanks with one more big smile. Eagerly I
wanted to show him the special technique used for painting Ramana's eyes:
Papaji! - I rotated the painting in front of him - From every
angle Ramana is looking at you!
He did not reply...
long time no reaction... I thought He might have overheard my
The TV was
damned Indian style loud. I repeated my statement in fierce
competition with a crying Heroine and pistol shooting gundas ...
Still no reaction... He now seemed to watch the screaming Heroine
with full attention...I felt jealous.
Then one of Poonjajis most wonderful devotees, Yamuna came to my assistance. She had
followed the incident from a distance. She repeated my previous
comment while I moved the
painting into different positions in front of Him:
- Ramana is looking at you from all sides...
DID NOT LOOK AT ANYONE!!!
This moment of roaring silence is still today. First this
struck like lightening... power-cut ... it was like a thunder bolt
at broad daylight... totally unexpected...
thoughts in this
just clear sky...
Then thoughts came back with the most overwhelming insight... In a
split second I innerstood what Papaji was
pointing at: The very same eyes that I felt were looking at ME were
actually eyes that did not look at anyone. Of course the important
"I" sees itself as the center of the Universe and thus thinks that
Ramana only looks at "ME". But the very same look was - seen from the level of The Greatest
Impersonality - not at all interested in the self
DID NOT LOOK AT ANYONE ... he only looked at SELF.
No-body is looking at no-one
The eye is known as the mirror of the soul. But only if it is looking at
This is my eye...
I am looking at you ... or ... no-body is looking at no-one
right now... can you feel it?
How to look in a meditative way ... lets look at looking
Now you are invited to relax your looking. Don't focus.
When you focus your look you automatically activate the I want
something-entity. A focused look is one of the first physical
signs of an "I" wanting to make interaction with the world of time
and space. This kind of concentrated selective looking is crucial
for success in time-space-life: A kind of visual will power will
travel - from your Soul - through your eyes - and metaphorically
spoken out into your hands of action.
To see without seeing is meditation
Now for a moment try to relax while looking. When you relax your
look will automatically de-focus.
A defocused look is in a way like seeing without seeing. A defocused
look is able to aware everything in the total range of vision.
Imagine yourself at the seashore in front of a mighty ocean. With a
defocused look you will be able to aware the hole horizontal
With this defocused look two things will happen. The power that with
the focused look was traveling out of you will instead go in the
opposite direction: it will flow back into you... And second: This
reverse tidal energy flow
will make the sensations in your inner body become more alive.
In this state looking becomes
synesthetic connected with feeling:
You will start to see-feel your inner-body. This will make
your initial relaxation evolve into spontaneous meditation. Your
tell your body that you have nothing urgent to do - exactly the opposite of
what the outgoing focused look will tell you.
The intensity of EYE2EYE
We are genetically engineered to feel spontaneously alerted
when looking into another human beings eyes. This alerted awareness
is very beneficial for reaching higher meditative states.
You can try out this fact by looking for a minute or so at the
eye on the photo just above.
Almost for sure you will feel it to be an intense experience. You
can also download
try eye-gazing at the photo for 10 minutes or so. It will be a good
The eye-path to love a stranger
To practice eye-gazing with a partner is a very powerful meditation.
Your partner in this meditation can be a loved one or an unknown
person. In both cases it can arouse profound and deep feelings.
In meditation we go for the transpersonal and non-sentimental
feelings. That means - taken to its full
consequence - that you will come close to a place in yourself where
there will be no difference
between a brother, a lover or a complete stranger.
Personal love is a superficial thing. You don't need any meditation
to experience that.
But initially you might feel more comfortable about
the EYE2EYE meditation with
a friend or a lover.
How to do EYE2EYE meditation
Sit or stand comfortably opposite each other - hold each others hands - feel
the energy in hands - take a few deep breaths - feel the stomach
area. Look at each others eyes
with a defocused gaze. Don't search for anything - let everything
happen by itself - just stay open
and feel the
- give up control - trust that a higher intuitive intelligence
is in charge...
Lose yourself into the eyes of your
beloved one. After a short time the face you look at will start to
morph into all kinds of faces. Some people here claim that they can
recognize the upcoming of previous incarnations. It might be true, but I
tend to see it as the mind's tendency to make megalomanic stories as
soon as a little bit of energy arises.
Leave your faces at the roadside
My advice is to leave these
morphing faces as flowers along the roadside. If you lovingly ignore
this phase and firmly resist the mind-temptation to create new mythologies, you
can be lucky to plunge into an abyss of unknown feeling-sensations
and awareness states that are mindblowingly out of reach of language
Yes! I dare to say: You don't know what life is able to give you
before you have tasted this nectar.
Your loved one is a stranger - every stranger is your loved
At a certain point you might discover that your loved one is in fact
a stranger. You will fall into unknown depths of the person you
assumed you knew so well. And ultimately you will arrive at the
divine abyss where we are all ONE being: not black or white, no man
or woman, noone old or young...
Impersonal love is the goal of love
And here you might discover that the eyes are connected with the heart
as and in LOVE. Your physical heart might start to jump like a young
horse on a springtime meadow. When I felt this love
the first time, it literally felt as an explosion in the chest. And when you feel this
impersonal love you will simultaneous realize that this love is a
state of body-being IN you. You are love...
But don't be confined to these descriptions. We are all wonderfully
unique in our commonness.
Trust your own Sinatra Buddha more that any words from me.
just another word for love. Again I have to smile at all the
healing-institutes and courses you can purchase in order to learn
healing. Hey man! If you have love you have anything and
Just trust your healing hands to have an intelligence much greater
than what is governed by your conscious brain. If you feel love,
compassion, empathy with another human being in suffering, let your
hands by themselves touch
the other person where they want without you deciding or planning
The body does not understand language. But the body
understands a touch!
When you touch another human being your awareness-field of attention
will merge with the same field in the other person. The power of
this union of these awareness-fields is not additive.
It is exponential.
practice meditation, the energy level in the body will increase.
These energies need to circulate freely in the body and this flow
has an essential role in maintaining a vital and happy body. But it
is not always easy for the body to adapt to this by meditation
increased energy-flow. Different types of blocks - often created by
muscular tensions -
Enlightenment is a bodily feeling
Once a German friend of mine was paying a visit when my house was
full of people with a Vedantic outlook
on life. This philosophy tells us in short that we are not our
body. Actually nothing exists. Everything is an illusion. My
friend is a kind of meditative body-therapist. He said:
Enlightenment is a bodily feeling. This statement was met by a
tsunami of laughter from the Vedantist. They considered my friend an
amateur in spiritual matters. But I must confess that I any time
prefer to let the body "speak".
On the other hand I intuitively innerfeel that the Vedantic
knowledge is the ultimate truth.
But when it becomes
fashion to proclaim: I am not the body, I get very
Talking heads and the dance of No. One No-Body
In fact only the body can innerstand
this truth! And maybe only a finger count of people in this world
can truly proclaim: I am not the body with full
body-resonance. But words are cheap.
I am not the body is, said from the head, a symptom of
intellectualitis. The spiritual ego-entity loves to
speak in terms of ultimate truth.
And now - have a look at the picture just above. Here you can see a
real no-body. In this dance this body has forgotten that it is a
body. Dance is a most beautiful expression of the timeless essence.
Dance is the dynamic meeting point between infinity and the finite.
Yes... Enlightenment is a bodily feeling.
In dance the divine nectar travels to the cellular level of the body
A kind of divine nectar follows you back in time and space after each
meditation. The Indians call it soma. The destination of
this nectar is your cells. They will "know", rejoice and
celebrate after eating this divine food. When dance - in the meaning of
celebrative movements - are
happening, it secures an optimal transport of soma from the timeless
abyss to the
cells. You will literally feel the soma-energy as joy in the
Muscular blocks and the blessings of dance
It is very easy to see the specific structure of ego-entity in a
dancing person. A person confined to the ego-entity will dance in
certain monotone and predictable patterns. The ego-entity is
dependant on blocks in the body in order to define itself. This is
because an ego-entity basically is a no-structure. An average
body is filled with muscular blocks that prevents the soma-energy to
If you say yes to everything - if you allow any energy-happening to
take place in your body - the egg-shell of your ego-entity will brake
for shure. Your days of egg-oism will be over and you will raise as
a free dancing bird in the sky.
YES is GRACE
But this process actually happens a long time before you say
yes or no. Yes or no are the two hands of
the ego-entity. The activation of these hands needs thinking-time,
but life itself is always in the timeless now. So the
little poor yes always comes too late to catch the train
of life. And the little poor no has anyhow made it a lifestyle never
to travel with this train.
So there must be a deeper YES than the yes of the
ego-entity. This deeper YES flows with the river of soma from
deep within. It is the soma that automatically clears all your
bodily blocks. This deeper YES can never be understood,
planned or produced as a product of the ego-entity. This YES
And thus the infinite flows in waves of dance into the
Drown your ego-entity in happiness
And when your body is ultimately happy it will transcend itself.
This transcendence happens in the same way as you never
notice your foot when it is functioning perfect. Only a hurt foot
will cry out for attention.
A perfectly healthy ego-entity and body are the true base of meditative alerted oblivion.
In enlightenment the only job left is to sing and dance!
Thus spoke Poonjaji. The girl you see
above is dancing in front of Poonjaji. If her body could say
anything it would say: I am not the body. But it does not
care to say anything.
How and when to dance
The best way to integrate and impregnate the divine soma in the
body is to dance just after meditation.
Just let go and trust that the body possesses a far higher
intelligence than what is governed by your conscious "I". Don't plan
or control the movements of the dance. Just let them happen. The
ego-entity wants to control the dance through rituals or fixed
movement patterns. If your body becomes unpredictable while dancing
- if it starts making creative movements you have not seen before -
then you have become like like a painting that paints itself in the
now - you yourself is art - you have become the
The dance-field and individuality
The energy-field of dance is
amplified in collectivity. So the most beneficial is to dance
together in a
group. But while dancing with others: please don't compare your way of the Budhha
with the Buddhas you see around you. Collectivity gives an amplified
field of consciousness-energy. But collectivity also tends to
uniform you and take away your individuality. Don't be a copy-cat -
be a true original only dancing on the impulses coming from the
inner Kingdom. Your oneness with the group has no uni-form. Close your eyes and
find your form the Sinatra-way. The paradox is that our common human
divine essence can only be expressed in total honest individuality
free of compromises.
Free dance in a group is a most wonderful metaphor for the
marriage between the infinite and the finite.
Nadege and Dahlia
Of course you can also connect with
"others" in the dance. But let the connection arise from
within. Everything is possible when the ego-entity has left your
What kind of music should be chosen
Chose any music that you like and that appeals to your belly or
The eight ball-meditation
Aware your inner body at all times
According to my experience the most important technique of all body-techniques
is to make it a lifestyle ALWAYS to
aware-feel the inner body -
especially the lower parts of the body
from the anus to the
Keep an eye on the eight ball
In American pool there is a saying: Keep an eye on the
In this game you concentrate on the colored balls in a kind of dual awareness while at the same time
an eye on the black eight ball.
If you let the eight ball slip into a hole byaccident, you have lost
So you should always watch it!
In the same way you should always, I mean ALWAYS, aha-aware
your body in complete neutrality while doing what you have to do in
the world. The black ball is a symbol of your inner body-universe. The colored balls represent your
Devote your life to awaring the eight ball - and you
will win in the pool of life!
It takes a life to integrate this technique as an effortless
happening. But be assured: With each minute you manage to practice this technique
you will have turned back your aging clock and rejuvenated your
Often, but definitely not always this eight ball meditation
will feel unpleasant. It might even amplify or trigger unpleasant or
directly painful sensations. But the very feeling of these phenomena is in itself healing. Take a close look at the pool
Here we see the Medicine Buddha
with a solid grip on the eight ball!
that the eight ball is
placed in the stomach area.
If one meditates on the Medicine
Buddha, one will eventually attain enlightenment, but in the
meantime one will experience an increase in healing powers both
for oneself and others and a decrease in physical and mental
illness and suffering.
Lama Tashi Namgyal
Resting in experience of Integral
pain is equivalent with healing!
The body has an inborn ability to heal itself. This natural process is activated
in same moment you inner-feel your body. If it feels painful: be assured that a cleaning and healing process is taking place.
Energy follows awareness. So if you are awaring your inner-body
intensely you will automatically heal it.
Healing energy follows awareness
When the famous Saint Ramakrishna in his old age suffered from
throat cancer, a wise man asked him
if it was possible for him to bring his awareness down in the body in
order to heal it. Ramakrishna replied
that God did not allow him
that. It was time to say good bye. But still this advice was full
As an example: If you have an infection in your finger your immune
system will be more active if you
have your aha-awareness directed
towards the finger. The amount of white blood corpuscles attacking
the infection will be increased.
If your spontaneous awareness is taking you to a particular part
of your body it is a sign that especially
this part of the body
needs the rejuvenating energy that your awareness takes along with
In general this kind of healing process is very subtle. It cannot
replace ordinary medicine when a serious disease has struck. Its
great value is of a preventive nature: If you have practiced the
eight-ball-meditation for 10 years your chances of a healthy life
has increased manifold.
The power of many - healing hands
This is the one great secret of healing that no-one seems to
accept. Partly out of commercial reasons
but also because it is too obvious: Healing
is love is awareness is energy.
If the eight-ball meditation is
collectively practiced, its healing power will be exponential.
You can try to sit in silence with closed eyes in a group and make
spontaneous and non-intellectually planned contact with your hands
- hands in hands on arms, shoulders etc. And you will most
certainly discover that the inner awareness-level will raise
Ignore yourself in full awareness
A zen-buddhist saying goes like this: Take no notice
This statement should be lived and understood in its full
Take no notice - but in full awareness
Imagine yourself hanging on the cross in Monthy Python's movie,
Life of Brian, singing Always look at the bright side of
Thus you should ignore the inner-body-feeling-sensations in full
awareness and joyous ease.
Now why is that so?
Don't be a drama King or Queen
By ignoring I mean that you should not make dramas and stories about
your inner feeling universe. If
you run after this
temptation, you will miss the hole point and be in danger of being
trapped into narcissism.
You will replace your old ego-entity with a
Awaring the often unpleasant inner-body-energies is easily turned
into a drama where the ego-entity through narration makes great
stories about its heroic suffering like: I am the great sufferer! I
suffer like Jesus for the whole mankind.
This kind of self narrated: I-suffer-on the behalf of the
world-identity is a typical sign of depression.
Actually there is no suffering!
Actually there is no suffering at all in the moment you fully
accept the totality of your inner-body-sensations. The words
pain or suffering are already interpretations
of something that awared on a little deeper level is just
neutral energy. So use these words when I in this context, they
should be felt as energy-phenomenons. So: Don't call it anything
- Or if you if want a concept in the process of awaring: call it
energy. This energy will blast your old ego-entity.
Integral suffering is another word for
Thoughts and understanding prevent feeling
all thoughts are survival strategies. Thoughts want to direct
your energy into taking action in outer life. This takes energy
and attention away from your inner feeling body-world.
Furthermore storytelling about inner-body happenings will create a
kind of coating: a
layer of words
that will make the pure meeting of
awareness and body-energies impossible.
This is the main reason why you should not try to understand anything
while meditation is happening. Thought and understanding
cannot live simultaneously with pure feeling.
Lie down and suffer
in a symmetrical position.
You can amplify the healing process of the
by setting time
aside for what we could call an Integral suffering-meditation:
Lie straight on you back in an absolute symmetrical position.
Don't use a pillow since the pillow will place your neck in a
position that will block the free flow of energy. In
this position the nervous signals from your body will be at a
maximum. Inner-body-awareness and energy flow are closely interlinked with
body-positions. If you place your self in a foetal position you
will block the energy-flow in the body.
Integral suffering and breathing
When you start feeling-acknowledge the different body
sensations in this position:
feelings of pain, tingling, heat, electrical energies, just
innocently aware them while breathing deep and slow from you
breath go through your mouth and not through your nose.
the body sensations is
closely interlinked with your breathing pattern. If you stop your
breathing the body-energy-flow will stop too.
Integral suffering and "old" age
As you grow older you have to set more time aside to repair the
body through integral suffering.
It will not be enough just to practice the eight-ball
Even though we are spiritual people... let us love bodies and do
some good to them. Poonjaji once
Even this body will be very happy when you know you are not this
What a wonderful paradoxical statement!
Spirituality ripens and blooms in old age,
(but you have to start while still being young). Therefore - but
only up to a certain state - it is very important that the body is
kept young and healthy in old age.
The Spiritual dangers of over-entertainment
Don't watch too much television. It will interfere will the
awareness-body-repair work that takes place - even if you don't
know or do any of these techniques.
In the good old days when there was no gadget to distract the
mind, the human mind was most probably much more prone to spontaneous, meditative eight-balling.
If you still like to be over-entertained - your choice - it is
possible also here to practice a kind of dual awaring - that means
you can practice body-innerstanding awareness while
Dont be a lazy carrot! The Bio-dynamics of integral suffering.
If vegetables are sprayed with pesticides, they become sweet
instead of bitter. They don't need to develop poison to ward off
attacks from parasites - so they afford themselves the luxury to
In the modern world we are like fertilized carrots sprayed with
protective pesticides in the form of material security. So of
course we are sweet - but we are also extremely vulnerable when
life turn against us.
Some years ago an Indian commercial airliner was captured by
terrorists. After a few days the
terrorist gave up their plans and the passengers were freed.
The Indian passengers and crew went directly home. The Indian
pilots even made a party upon arriving home. What happened to the
western passengers in the hi-jacked airplane? They were all
transported to a hospital where a team of psychologists and doctors
treated them for traumas and chocks.
As a Senior Master on a collage in the west I can confirm that in
spite of a main stream of a very healthy and intelligent youth
there is a growing minority of young people with very vulnerable
hearts. They are like crystal glasses - they break easily.
I think it is the Soul that is suffering in these young
people. They have been overprotected by parents
in an overprotected society with a government that has become a
kind of meta-parents.
The souls also needs to taste bitter food in order to grow in the
same way that the human body actually needs the poisonous
bitterness of organically grown vegetables in order for the body's
own anti-poisoning system to work properly.
In ancient tribal cultures the youth were initiated into adulthood
by the elders trough ceremonies that involved the experience of
ritual pain. Only if the youngsters were able to cope with pain
they were considered
ripe for entering adulthood.
I don't want to go further into these matters. They are just
mentioned here as pointers towards the fact that the inevitable
negative aspects of life are as important as the positive aspects
seen from a meditative perspective. You should be "strong"
enough to let these events enter your inner-body.
A meditative eigth-balling life says yes to every
event taking place in the inner-body-awareness field.
tell us to be free from no. He furthermore defines God as
the denial of denials.
The spiritual warrior is free from no
Every Tom, Dick and Harry can say yes to pleasure. But the
spiritual warrior says yes to everything that comes in front of
his nose! This is tremendously important... And the reason why I put
these thoughts here is that they should be translated into
practicality. This is done through the
The spiritual warrior is a cosmic pool player
In this meditative frame every aspect of life is taken into
the inner-body's awareness as an aha - as a
neutral energy-phenomenon. To stay open like this - even
when things heat up - does not mean that
you become passive in your daily actions. On the contrary!
Now take a close "look" at your stomach. Do you know that these
intestine bandits down under have been ruling your whole life? A
lot of action you take in the outer world is simply taken just to
prevent unwanted sensations in this area. You are tossed around
like a marionette - a stringed puppet - tied to the
jelly-fish. Imagine how much easier your life would be if you
could deal directly with the belly-culprits - if you could contain
them with a big smile like the Indian guy just below from the
So dont try with thought
strategies to fix situations in the outer world first stay
with the inner-body sensation that the thought tried to make a
strategy against because you could not contain it.
Later, when you have dealt with your inner world you can deal with the
other at ease - if it is not already too late and the problem you tried to
solve has disappeared by itself.
To body-contain the so called negative sides of life as
neutral energy can only be done by a
spiritual warrior. He lives a practical life that allows him
to take in pain - to digest not only food but also suffering in
the area of the intestines. This makes him immune to
duality. And furthermore
the spiritual warrior will have 50% more energy in his life. How
Life energy can be compared to electricity - but as alternating
current. The inevitable pains and pleasures
of life are like the
plus and minus in the current. If you
hunt only for the positive energies out of non-ability to contain
the minus your bulb of consciousness
will only shine with half power.
Seen from the level of consciousness you simply cannot afford to
cut 50% of all life energies!
Consciousness feeds on body-energy! The Indians call it the kundalini-energy. Here all body-energies are neutral as far as
consciousness feeds equally well on life's minuses as life's
Human beings who are only world oriented seem to believe that the
hunt for the positive is the most important. On the other hand,
there is a tendency among spiritual people to blame the world
place of suffering. I think either Buddha was wrong or that he was
misunderstood by hear-say-people.
I might also be wrong. But dear read-in-books-or-hear-say-Buddhist.
Why are you so afraid of suffering? As far as I see it, this fear has
created millions and generations of escapist.
Why not see suffering as a great gift - as a part of life?
All this is not to glorify suffering! Let us not make a technique
out of suffering. Let us just accept all dualities as they occur
in front of our nose there is no need to deliberately seeking friction to evolve spiritual life as
Life seen from the level of consciousness is neither a place for
suffering nor a place for pleasure-hunting.
It simply is as it is as it is : neutral life energy.
To aware that fact on the level on the intestines is
I think now is the time to enjoy suffering and pleasure and what
comes when the two are one: Bliss
or as my beloved Indian
Inspirators would put
And after a life-game of this pool
you will be
A Soul at home in a body like
you in a comfortable sofa.
Mr. Jesus Christ
Of course people who are identified with their personality and ego
misunderstand this universal statement and make it a personal thing.
An ego-identified individual will always make tribal wars out of