Feed on
Posts

Archive for September 2009

The Big Other - 09.24.09

“So if we psychoanalyze not the conscious mind and not the unconscious phantasies but the censor itself, we’ll find that there are two complexes that exist side by side in the censor and they’re completely contradictory. One is that of solipsism: the ego doesn’t believe that there really is anyone else, or at least that all the rest are robots, or they don’t matter. . . . And then at the other side of it is the belief in the big Other to which the ego grovels and submits, and it cannot oppose.” This, as Shunyamurti, the founder of the Sat Yoga Institute, explains, is actually the opposite of the enlightened state in which one recognizes that there are many other sentient others, but there is no big Other “because there is God, and God is one without a second. .  . . And so when the enlightened being sees human others, he or she sees only the Self.” Recorded on the evening of Thursday, September 24, 2009.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

A Tale of Twins - 09.22.09

“In most mythological systems, there is a theme of the double or the twins, and there are different kinds of twinships. One version is that there are two birds in a tree. One bird is eating the fruits on the tree and the other is just watching. This would be the twinship of the soul and the spirit.” As Shunyamurti, the founder and director of the Sat Yoga Institute, argues, this myth of the twins provides a backdrop or a better understanding of the connection with our phenomenal and noumenal realities. “The problem is that part of the consciousness is identified very strongly with the karmically enmeshed ego-form. . . . The only way out is to disidentify and realize you are not the bird that has eaten of the fruit but the other bird that has never been touched by trauma or any of the karmic enmeshments or identifications that the ego is plagued with.”

So, paradoxically, “at the moment when we’re the most cut off from the vastness of the Supreme Self is that moment that we are closest to it in time that the return of eternity into the dimension of time becomes again inevitable and we are in that moment now. . . . This is the moment we have arrived at on this planet. And at the same time it’s the moment in which the doors of our perception can be most opened to cosmic realities that of the merely human plane. . . . So I hope you will all make the choice that will lead to the highest blessings that are possible for consciousness to attain.” Recorded on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Student Question: In the last 20 or 30 years of my life I have noticed that humanity is in decline. But my question is why the majority of people do not notice this? Why is it difficult for them to see when there is so much evidence?

“It’s not that they cannot see, it’s that they will not see,” explains Shunyamurti, the director of the Sat Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Once one has become strongly identified with the ego complex, he/she will not be able to get past the internal censor, which halts the flow of knowledge that does not “suit the ego’s own unconscious agendas.” And as a result of this, the mind is not receiving the full spectrum of knowledge that is available, and is instead living in an egocentric fantasy world. And this has led to a hell realm. But, like the 12-step programs in which someone has to hit bottom before they can see that his/her life is out of control, now the world must hit bottom before it can see that it needs help beyond the power of the human ego. Recorded on Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Student Question: These symbols of Ganesha and the mouse, or Shiva and the dwarf, are a little confusing to me because if society has been in a degradation for 5000 years, how were these symbols known so long ago?

These ancient mythologies, as Shunyamurti, director of the Sat Yoga Institute, have built into them the known decline of civilization. “It’s there, every culture, that at the end of time, no one would be able to hold on to any of the dharma.” And this is really just “a recognition of the law of entropy,” (the dissipation from the source; the increase of chaos or randomness), “operating at a spiritual level. . . . But this is a process that is happening at a collective level, so we’re seeing the decomposition of society now at a level that has never existed before. And before it took hundreds of years; like the Roman Empire lasted 800 years before it went into degradation. . . . Now you look at the U.S. in only 200 years in how they’ve fallen from Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to Bush and Regan . . . Not that it was perfect, because it began way at the end of Kali Yuga, but the fall is more extreme; the drop is more steep.” Recorded on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 22, 2009.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

The Sat Yoga Institute recently participated in the 2nd Yoga Festival of Costa Rica held during the weekend of September 19/20 at CENAC (Centro Cultural de Costa Rica).

El Instituto Sat Yoga recientemente participó en el 2do Festival de Yoga de Costa Rica celebrado durante el fin de semana del 19 y 20 de setiembre del 2009 en CENAC (Centro Cultural de Costa Rica).

The Sat Yoga Sangha had an informative and educational booth during the festival where Sat Yogis attended many Costa Rican visitors and offered them valuable information about the Sat Yoga path to attain liberation from an egocentric limited identity, and achieve absolute union with our True Unlimited Self.

La comunidad (sangha) de Sat Yoga tuvo un stand educativo e informativo durante el festival atendido por Sat Yoguis quienes ofrecieron al público costarricense una variedad de información sumamente valiosa sobre el camino de Sat Yoga y cómo lograr liberarnos de una identidad egocéntrica y limitada que produce sufrimiento, y alcanzar la unión absoluta con nuestro Ser Verdadero.

Sat Yoga was also invited to offer a meditation class during the first day of the Yoga Festival. Sat Yogini Radha, a teacher and disciple of Sat Yoga, offered a great informative talk entitled ‘Sat Yoga: Union with the Truth of our Being.”

Sat Yoga también fue invitado a ofrecer una clase de meditación durante el primer día del festival de yoga. Sat Yogini Radha, una profesora y discípula de Sat Yoga, ofreció un gran charla informativa titulada “Sat Yoga: Unión con nuestro Ser Verdadero”.

We have uploaded this wonderful Sat Yoga class by Radha and we hope it offers you deep insights on the importance of learning the arts of self liberation, and attaining a still silent mind, deep inner peace, and union with our blissful higher Self.

Hemos subido al internet esta excelente clase de Sat Yoga ofrecida por Radha y esperamos que le ofrezca profundos descubrimientos sobre la importancia de aprender las artes de la auto-liberación, y alcanzar una menta quieta y silenciosa, una paz interior profunda, y una unión con nuestro Ser de Bienaventuranza.

You are invited to learn more about Sat Yoga during our monthly Satsangs at our institute located in San Rafael of Escazu. Please call us at (506) 2288-3294 or emal us to info@satyogainstitute.org if you wish to join us.

Lo invitamos a aprender más sobre Sat Yoga durante nuestros Satsangs mensuales en nuestro instituto ubicado en San Rafael de Escazú. Por favor llamarnos al (506) 2288-3294 o enviarnos un correo a info@satyogainstitute.org si quisiera participar.

Namaste.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »