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Old 19-09-2018, 10:52 AM
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Here is a great article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on prana....


https://www.artofliving.org/in-en/wi...e-sheets/yagna


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Yagna creates energy, energy creates consciousness, awareness. Heightened awareness brings you close to the reality and the reality is a witness.

To realize that everything is happening you need heightened awareness. And to bring about heightened awareness you have to increase the prana.

Prana can be increased through:

Fasting, fresh food
Pranayamas, Kriya, meditation
Silence
Cold water baths
Total exhaustion, not letting sleep take over
Emotional peaks
Presence of the Master
Singing and chanting
Giving without a givership, service without a doership

All of these together is Yagna. -- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

So we can see here that prana heightens awareness or consciousness which in turn brings one closer to reality or Self/God which is the witness.
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Old 20-09-2018, 06:40 PM
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Here is a great article by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on prana....


https://www.artofliving.org/in-en/wi...e-sheets/yagna




So we can see here that prana heightens awareness or consciousness which in turn brings one closer to reality or Self/God which is the witness.


i agree. circumstances happen until there is a witness. that witness is bliss and silence as it is causeless and always. everything else comes and go. like clothing people wear. another way that wasn't mentioned is circumstances can also be life experinces that result in surrendering.
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Old 26-09-2018, 04:41 PM
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i agree. circumstances happen until there is a witness. that witness is bliss and silence as it is causeless and always. everything else comes and go. like clothing people wear. another way that wasn't mentioned is circumstances can also be life experinces that result in surrendering.

Yeah. This is true and very wisely put.

Circumstances keeps changing while the Self or Awareness within is of a permanent nature.

The ego however is attached to the external events or objects. Fear and suffering arises out of the knowledge that all pleasurable, liked external objects and people are impermanent and transient by nature. However there is a positive to this as well.


Purpose of suffering is to connect you to your Self (Awareness). It indicates that you got carried away by all the transient things around you. - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

So yes, certain circumstances can also be life experiences that result in surrendering.
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