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Abha Mandal Aura Camp

Our Guest Mr. Prakash Pant
Tourism Minister, Govt of Uttarakhand (25 May 2008)

Our Yoga Meditation is about tapping into one's spiritual energy, firstly by recognizing that it exists through Enlightenment (Self-realization), and thereafter by using it to improve one's life. It is important to remember that Sahaja Yoga is not a philosophy of blind faith, it is a truth which is physically verifiable by all those who practice it, via the cool breeze or vibrations that one feels on the hands or head.

It may be easier, therefore, to consider Sahaja Yoga as the discovery of a sixth sense – the world of vibrations. Once you have experienced the cool breeze on the hands, it is possible to detect similar vibrations emitted from other objects or even situations.

For instance after Enlightenment (Self-realization), if you should take a stroll around a prestigious art gallery, it is possible to feel the vibrations which emanate from certain old masters such as the Mona Lisa, which were painted with the true love of an artist and not simply for commercial gain as with much modern 'art'. In the same way it is possible, in fact preferable order to assist our own spirit to respond to the meditation in a stronger and deeper manner.

There are many techniques for clearing any blockage that we might feel in our subtle body. All these meditation techniques are very effective if they are practiced on a regular basis.

Using the elements as a meditation technique
Our Meditation makes full use of the elements, which in themselves are the basic building blocks of nature. Fire and water are represented in Sahaja Yoga by using a candle when we meditate and by foot-soaking in water which is a very effective way of relaxing prior to and during a meditation (especially after the tribulations of a day at work). In its purest form, fire is represented by the natural flame of the sun, and likewise water by the sea (a day out at the seaside takes on a whole new meaning in Sahaja Yoga terms!).

We use the earth element to help clear our subtle body by putting salt in the footsoaking water, or by the simple technique of sitting on the bare earth or grass whilst meditating. Again it acts as a huge, primal 'heat-sink' for the cares and woes of modern day living and can produce a very satisfying meditation.