Yoga Sutras Part 2 ~ Kriya Sadhana ~ The Gateway

Kriya Sadhana ~ The Gateway

  1. Divine alchemy occurs when we become free of attachments, uncover our true nature and become devoted to the truly good and beautiful.
  2. Resulting Samadhi is the key freeing one from the causes of all sorrow & suffering
  3. The Kleshas; doubts, ego pride, strong likes, or dislikes, and fear of death; drive us in search.
  4. Mind unknown is a fallow field and it’s cultivation a mystery; each thought planted there may be subtly different. Knowing them not we taste and choose as we wish.
  1. By trial & error we learn what seems good or bad; yet find it hard to know for sure.
  2. From doubts we seek self confidence, yet may be led further astray
  3. Even with our doubts we find out what brings pleasure or pain
  4. Pleasure and pain we measure by a mix of reward and punishment
  5. Bound & attached, yet eternal optimist, we yearn life & fear death
  1. These 5 kleshas are like subtle mystery guides not prone to superficial clues
  2. Only the kriya alchemy of samadhi transforms our view & turns us inside out.
  3. Kleshas like mystery guides, treated lightly, breed lifetimes of karmic learning opportunities
  4. Each moment now is a breeding ground for the future; in quality, power, color & feeling.
  5. Now is the state of your consciousness; habitual or creative, dull or bright, that alone foretells
  6. The wise see life like riding a cloud ever changing, from calm to stormy to fading
  7. Seeing clearly the cause of suffering choose now to understand life differently.
  8. All things, us included, are “cloud like” never the same, & attachment causes pain
  9. Yet the subtle qualities, qualities of life, can as well bring joy and fulfillment
  10. All things have many interesting qualities; some active or passive and subtle or gross
  11. True Self, is like a clear mirror, immutable; but the seer may become colored by conditions
  12. Qualities of “all this” the seen, here always seeking the appreciation of the seer
  13. For the true seer there is only the one, but those who sees the other seek for many more
  14. Then a seer identified with the seen becomes as though glued by contact
  15. A mirror lost in the reflected image becomes forgetful of itself.
  16. Awakened from the trance of forgetfulness, the bond of illusions are broken
  17. Awakened in clarity, sorrow & pain flee like the illusions they are
  18. This awakening is like climbing 7 levels to a broader clearer view

The Vahiranga of Ashtanga Yoga ~ The Objective Outer Branches

  1. 8 perspectives help remove doubts & uncertainties; one may see for one’s self, truth as it is
  2. The 8 views are yamas, niyamas, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.
  3. Yamas ~ Avoid 5 Corruptions ~ violence, falsehood, stealing, sex abuse, greed
  4. These vows remain true & great when universal; unconditioned by circumstance
  5. Niyamas are; Ethics of purity, contentment, austerity, study, devotion
  6. If ill thoughts arise seek to apply their corrective
  7. Vitarkas, wrong thoughts, arise with levels of intensity, & can wisely be disarmed

Yamas

  1. Ahimsa is to be free of inner violence; then one’s field of influence is naturally at peace
  2. Satya ~ Truthfulness is fruitful like the life giving sun
  3. Asteya requires an honest respect for all gifts; one returns high value for goodness received
  4. Brahmacharya is devoted yearning, for one pointed attention to the samadhi of divine union
  5. Aparigraha is the freedom of offering ones all to every moment

Niyamas

  1. Shaucha is a contented childlike purity, as though free of bodily need
  2. Innocence of body leads to an innocence of mind & purity of senses
  3. Contentment arises which nurtures inner peace & happiness
  4. Established in purity of body, feelings & thoughts, one becomes purely conscious
  5. And fit for higher studies of a subtle nature
  6. like a pure vessel prepared to be filled with the spirit of light

Asana

  1. Then one is able to enjoy a still & pleasant poise
  2. Steady without distraction attention soars to the light
  3. And experiences a harmonious balance of all opposites

Pranayama

  1. Even calming the breath until it becomes
  2. Uncalled for, unrestrained, peacefully slowed
  3. stilled, internalized within the pranic energy field
  4. Finally stopped, no wind blows the flame of pure consciousness

Pratyahara

  1. Then mind is released from all distractions
  2. and becomes fully attentive to the inner presence of OM
  3. awareness of the outer drops, only adoration of the one within remains
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About Beema Noel

One navigates life's journey with the compass given. With blessings our instrument is true. Never Forget Remember the One The Way of Love Our Life, Our All This I believe is the journey we share so let us gladly walk together. As a child guided by my heart~ calling to mountains & sky, As a teen my heart called for freedom, As a young man; Blessed by the mystic yogi, One who may lead those seeking to make their way, by the rainbow light of the ever new Aeon.
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