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    The Secret of the Five Sheaths by Swami Sarvapriyananda

    http://vedanta.org Swami Sarvapriyananda talks about the five sheaths of the human body-mind complex: physical sheath (annamaya kosha), the sheath of prana (pranamaya kosha), the sheath of mind (manomaya kosha), the sheath of intellect (vijnanamaya kosha), and the sheath of bliss (anandamaya kosha). The talk was given on August 14, 2016.


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    Hi Friends,

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    Hi Friends,

    A new aticle on coping with panic attacks:

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    I've shared your post with many others like me, Geerish.

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    Its good to share Chuck.
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    The ego is the culprit.
    In the early stages of this thread I posted a lot about the ego what it is and how ro transcend--mainly based on the books by the late Dr David Hawkins "Power vs Force" a good starting point.
    Self esteem is healthy--that is earned and positive.

    Ego is a separation device.
    It states I am different from you--I am unique.

    So If we take knife attacks.
    The reason tends to be to be part of a gang--I am stronger than you I can do what I want I belong to the most powerful gang--you cant touch me I am a member etc.
    Anyone who disagrees is dead.
    The stabbing of random victims is part of the initiation into the gang--which comes first before all other considerations.
    Kids should be taught in school about ego and how to get on with people.

    On a larger scale all conflict is fought on egoic terms--My country--my religion--you name it,
    Defend mine at all cost and attack the best form of defence--ha ha.
    Me and mine--the main position.

    This is why an understanding of spirituality is so important.
    Namaste means --I greet the God within you--now if you know that God resides within all including self how can you harm anyone?

    End to all conflict can only come through understanding.

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    The greatest words, ever or will ever, (be) put to paper though like wonderful accompanying music on a long journey are still but as window dressing compared to the ineffable.




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    The One With Steady Wisdom (Bhagavad Gita) | Swami Sarvapriyananda


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    Vedanta and the Near Death Experience by Swami Mahayogananda

    In a talk given at the Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple on 3/12/2017, Swami Mahayogananda shares numerous first person descriptions of near death experience, placing them in line with Vedantic teachings.

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    Quote Posted by greybeard (here)
    Vedanta and the Near Death Experience by Swami Mahayogananda

    In a talk given at the Santa Barbara Vedanta Temple on 3/12/2017, Swami Mahayogananda shares numerous first person descriptions of near death experience, placing them in line with Vedantic teachings.

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    The One With Steady Wisdom (Bhagavad Gita) | Swami Sarvapriyananda


    Ive bumped this because some of the Swami's videos have been taken down.

    It might seem that Im now posting mainly his talks but that's because most of my questions have been answered simply with humour by him--great depth of knowledge--all credit to him
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    Chris, I hope you don't mind I post this here. Still, I will take the chance.

    On September 15, 2019 I read this post by Jayke (located in Manchester, UK).

    In the post Jayke mentioned a book entitled, ‘What is Enlightenment?’

    I am in the US and I discovered the book could only be purchased from the UK and thus would take days to arrive here in Texas, USA. I (my earthly 'self') am knowingly attracted to instant gratification, though through either sound practice (or aging... there's a joke somewhere in there) I have learned a little patience. So, I managed to explore my next thought which was...

    Quote I have explored well over a dozen books on "Enlightenment." This thread alone has pointed me the way. A member here formerly known as tim personally assisted me with an understanding. There are thousands of sources out there pointing the way. There seems to be zillions of ways words and pictures do this very pointing. There have been times I thought I could recognize "it," apprehend "it"... I would sense "its" arising within and without me, yet always... this feeling of enlightenment would always be fleeting.
    Yet I went to the next step and noticed I could receive the book on my birthday, today, September 19. I choose to take that as "a sign" (somewhere in there is a half smile... I no longer "believe in signs," right?). And so I pulled the trigger and bought the book.

    And so, this morning, I awoke earlier than I hoped yet followed my routine of coffee and e-mail. There was an e-mail from an interesting fellow that goes by the name of Dave Oshana. Dave, like Jayke, resides in the UK and, I believe, is from the the London area. Dave, for years, has spoken, written and essentially "been transmitting" (if that could be done) Enlightenment. I once got on his e-mail list and it just so happened there was an e-mail sent by Dave (and/or crew) sitting in the inbox. I rarely popped open his e-mails but this morning I felt compelled to do so. Somehow I scanned all the way to the bottom where I saw the word "Testimonials" and below that were two links, one from 2001 and one from this year. I clicked the 2019 link and came to this page -

    Enlightenment: Resisting Hard, Let Down Softly. One-to-One Report

    I read/scanned. The provider of the testimony wrote well and highlighted interesting comments Dave had made. The writer had been open with Dave as to their difficulties (due in part to procrastination, "long held beliefs," etc.).

    Here's where it got interesting... I had literally just read Dave's second to last comment -

    Quote You can always get back on track, you know
    ...when at that very moment my cell phone erupted with the "you have a message" tone. I popped open the message and it stated my package, 'What is Enlightenment?' is delayed and provided a link that promised more information.

    I quickly scanned the message but when reading a specific set of words... a wonderful synchronicity arose.

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    All the above is all and only my opinion - all subject to change and not meant to be true for anyone else regardless of how I phrase it.

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    Thanks Sammy--Im smiling at your "coincidences"
    Great post--Yes Tim has been a great help to me also.
    Hope you read his book Sammy?--there will be more to come when thats appropriate.
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    I am enamored of the synchronicities in the past year of my life. I have been living more consciously- and more directly - since I have completed the Curriculum for Living in the Landmark Worldwide educational offerings. I was able to really let loose of some really strong baggage of a spiritually materialist nature. That kind of convoluted thinking and concentration upon spiritual accomplishment had really begun to permeate my being and was showing up in all aspects of my life. Getting beneath it was becoming more grounded, more earthly and sensual in that it became more about what was real and present and now rather than what was out there and up there and beyond here. Quixotically, coming back down to earth has opened up the stars for me. Embracing simplicity has opened up a world of complexity. It is an interesting and fateful journey and the synchronicities, which I follow when I see them, are leading me there.

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    In the annals of psychedelic research, there have been very few figures who have made a mark through their psychedelic discoveries and ideologies, and Terence McKenna was one of them. He was a renowned lecturer, psychonaut and writer, who had dedicated decades to study ‘shamanism’ and psychic alteration. His brilliance and interest in human psychology was evident from a young age as he read Carl Jung's book ‘Psychology and Alchemy’ at the tender age of ten. He supported the survey of different statuses of the human mind through the consumption of psychedelic substances such as ‘psychedelic mushrooms’. He traveled far and wide and studied the impact of psychotropic florae on human culture, human cognizance and evolution. He also extensively researched on and introduced the concept of ‘novelty theory’. His ideologies and his scientific appreciation of nature can be seen in works including ‘The Archaic Revival’, ‘Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge- A Radical History of Plants’, ‘The Invisible Landscape’ and ‘Drugs’ to name a few. He was also the co-founder of ‘Botanical Dimensions’, an ethnobotanical sanctuary in Hawaii. Towards the end of his life, he became actively involved in advocating the importance of ‘technological singularity’.

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    Edgar Cayce Visions on Reincarnation and Karma [FULL VIDEO]

    It was during a set of philosophical questions that Edgar Cayce first began to talk about reincarnation. Eventually, this lead to an entirely new way of using Cayce's abilities that came to be know as Life Readings. The subject was examined in extensive detail and would become the second major topic examined by the sleeping Cayce.

    The concept of reincarnation shocked and challenged Edgar Cayce and his family. They were deeply religious people, doing this work to help others because that's what their Christian faith taught. Reincarnation was not part of their reality.Yet, the healings and help continued to come. So, the Cayce family continued with the physical material, but cautiously reflected on the strange philosophical material. Ultimately, the Cayce's began to accept the ideas, though not as "reincarnation." Edgar Cayce preferred to call it, "The Continuity of Life." . .
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    Cause of Universe and GOD ~ Swami Sarvapriyananda ~ VedantaZenOneness

    What is the cause of the universe and the GOD?. Swami Sarvapriyananda ji has clear the doubt about that. Please watch it till the end.


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    I thought this quote might find a home here:

    “The sacred stillness of your brilliant heart
    has as the myriad wonders masqueraded.
    But if you knew this secret from the start,
    then you'd have quit this Game before you played it.”

    ― Eric Micha'el Leventhal

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    Sometimes it appears as though God is hidden
    —but from whom? God is infinite.
    Where can the infinite hide? And from whom?
    In fact, the one the seeker is trying to find
    is itself the very one appearing as the seeker.

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    "When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there." ~ George Harrison

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    Dr. Brian Weiss: Past-Life Skeptic to Past-Life Expert | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

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    Qigong Documentary Overview by Francesco Garri Garripoli

    The Qigong Documentary, "Qigong - Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century" (full length video with Qigong instruction DVD available at: https://communityawake.com/shop/instr... )produced and directed by Francesco Garri Garripoli for PBS-TV was seen by over 88 million viewers after it began airing in 1998 according to Nielsen Ratings. This documentary was shot by Francesco during his years of living in China and study with amazing Qigong Master healers such as Master Wan Sujian as well as Master Duan and Master Luo, who recently passed away at over 100 years old.

    This is a 15 minute overview of the one hour program features a voice over by Daisy Lee and Francesco and is available on DVD along with interviews of Francesco.

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