Monday, October 27, 2008

A Cramp in Consciousness

Mastery of the outer without mastery of the inner world keeps people barbaric despite all outward forms offered to society. The solution to peace, joy, wisdom and love cannot be found in the outer world. We eventually learn that spirit and science must lean on each other. We will continue to live in a nursery world if we do not wake up to our spirit identity. This is not an intellectual awakening. Hopefully, what I understand as reality will help give you a grander vision of who you really are.

A little more than 5,000 years ago a race of people moved down from central Asia and settled in the Indus Valley of the Indian subcontinent. They brought with them a new science, previously unknown to the world. It was the science of mind. They were the Aryans, and their language was Sanskrit. They brought an astounding divergence from the language and science known at that time. Before that time, mankind occupied itself with the science of tools and the understanding of the external to build, hunt, sow, reap and attain physical security. The arrival of the Aryans shifted the emphasis to the identity of the builder; they sought to understand the workings of individuals. The Aryans were the first known people to use a systematic science of enquiry to study their own natures. The result was the science of yoga. The science transcended time and culture.

2500 years later a verbal description of the ancient science from the mists of time was offered in the Sutras of Patanjali. It is a science of self-enquiry. Sutra means thread, a line of thought. Patanjali wrote 195 sutras. The notions of divination, astral projection, clairvoyance, channeling were first written about in the sutras. Also, the concepts of the aura, spirit guides, inner planes and non-physical planes originated in the sutras.

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