The Science of Wholeness: Part Two
GLOSSARY OF IMPORTANT
GLOSSARY OF IMPORTANT TERMS
The following is a list of words essential to the correct understanding of the entire SCIENCE OF WHOLENESS documentation. Proper understanding of the following key terms in the correct context of this text is essential to avoid misunderstandings and incorrect interpretations. It is hoped the reader will look up any word in question and therefore gain better insight into the full meaning of my lessons.
AJNA - Brow Center or third eye energy center or chakra through which astral energy and colors (auras for example) can be seen. It is the seat of the soul. Regular concentration in this area can lead to more and more vivid dreams until one day one has an astral projection experiece! The third eye is the doorway to higher relms deeper and deeper within oneself. See "single eye" mentioned in the New Testament under Matthew, verses 6:22-23. The mystic path of Surat Shabd Yoga starts with meditation in the third eye center.
ANTIDEPRESSANT - any substance (such as Prozac) used to counteract depression by altering neurotransmitter levels in certain parts of the brain. I prefer to use natural antidepressants because they are widely available, inexpensive, require no perscription, and are generally free of side-effects except better health and longevity.
ANTIOXIDANTS - free-radical scavengers such as vitamins A, beta-caroene, B complex, C, bioflavonoids, E, L-cysteine, Coenzyme Q10, selenium and zinc. Glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase are powerful antioxidants made inside the body from some of the above supplements. The aging process and degenerative diseases such as cancer, senility, Parkinsonism and heart disease are all caused by dangerous free-radicals which are molecules missing an electron and therefore able to attach on to and destroy vital cellular enzyme systems.
ASTRAL - a quality or level of subtle energy that pervades all creation and surrounds all physical objects (auras). It consists of ghost-like particles of
energy (similar to neutrinos) that are extremely common but nearly impossibleto detect by even the most sensitive physical instruments, therefore, modern physicists still do not take seriously the possibility of an entire astral cosmos (as is depicted in AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI).
The astral plane consists of a pure, yet solid energy, that can maintain a highly complex structure or form that has intelligence and life of its own and is capable of giving out and receiving information and impressions from history and probable future events. Astral matter is able to record every impression that occurs because of its infinitely complex, yet almost non-existent mass. Every inanimate object contains this energy in the form of impressions that can be picked up through psychometry.
The astral plane is the realm of extremely subtle and infinitely complex energy fields that duplicates all physical life-forms and remains intact and self-aware long after physical destruction. Humans and animals have astral bodies which include exact replicas of each and every physical form. The Kundalini, sushumna, Ida, Pingala and especially all the chakras constitute vital "organs" of the astral body.
ASTRAL CONSCIOUSNESS - awareness of metaphysical energies (psychic) that are normally too subtle to be detected by anything physical. Opening of the third eye enables one to see into the astral world.
AUM or OM - universal sacred syllable or mantram that can be used in meditation to calm or rescue the mind. When deeply concentrated in advanced meditation, "Aum" may be heard as a blissful, wondrous vibration. By concentrating on this vibration one can go even deeper and eventually find cosmic consciousness. "These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God."-- (REVELATION 3:14) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made."--(SAINT JOHN 1:1 3)
"Aum" of the Vedas became the sacred "Hum" of the Tebetans ("Om Mani Padme Hum"); Amin of the Moslems; and Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians. Amen in Hebrew means "sure, faithful."
AVATAR - an incarnation of God such as Jesus Christ who is free of all karma, earthly desires and therefore the need to reincarnate, but incarnates anyway in order to help in the spiritual evolution of humanity.
BABAJI - according to M. Govindan's book, BABAJI AND THE 18 SIDDHA KRIYA YOGA TRADITION, Babaji, also called Kriya Babaji Nagaraj, Mahavatar Babaji or Shiva Baba, is a great avatar secretly living in the Himalayas who was born Nov. 30th, 203 A.D. in a small village in southern India, now known as Parangipettai. Babaji is the "ageless, deathless" guru of Lahiri Mahasaya. His powers are Christlike. His title, Mahavatar, means "great avatar." Parts of his life is also viewed in AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI. He is what I would call "the perfect manifestation of absolute wholeness."
BLISS - a wondrous joy in every cell of the body, leading to divine love and profound soul-freedom.
BROW CENTER - ajna or third eye chakra one-half inch between and above the eye-brows.
CAUSAL - realm of pure mental existence transcending astral heaven. Life's mental and intellectual level of existence.
CELIBACY - complete abstention from all sexual activity. In the state of wholeness, it is perfectly natural and enjoyable to be celibate, especially if one is without a partner. A radiant aura of sweet bliss constantly flows into every partof one's being 24 hours a day, every single day. The breathless, non-aging state of cosmic consciousness becomes easier to reach.
CHAKRA - a subtle energy center and vital part of the astral body.
COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES - long chains of sugar molecules that are harder to break down and therefore more slowly combusted than simple carbohydrates (simple sugars). Potatoes, rice, corn, lentils, peas, yams, oats and other whole grains are foods high in complex carbohydrates. They are used by the body as a clean source of quick energy without which the body could go into a state of acidosis or ketosis caused by inefficient fatty acid metabolism. It is important to always include at least some carbohydrates at every meal to ensure maximum metabolic efficiency.
CONCENTRATION - essential for starting and maintaining conditions in the mind favorable to samadhi. According to some yogis it usually takes two minutes and thirty eight seconds (2:38) of perfect concentration to bring this state about. There are many levels of samadhi.
GLOSSARY OF IMPORTANT TERMS (CONTINUED)
CONJUGAL LOVE - the love between a man and a woman; marital love. See "romantic love" and "soul mate."
CONSCIOUSNESS - unified sensation of experience. One's "inner light" of awareness.
CONSERVATION - the careful maintenance of vital resources so that none is wasted or squandered. Instead, they are used for the highest possible purpose. The idea of conservation (conservation of earth's natural resources and birth-control through conservation of sexual fluids) is perhaps the only hope for the future of mankind. Man's greatest danger to himself is over-population (mass famine), global deforestation, pollution and atomic wepons.
CONTAINMENT - maintain sexual fluids within one's self without loss or discomfort.
COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS - awareness of God in the aspect of "Father" or Spirit beyond all creation as transcendent and without qualities. Experience of the blissful void beyond creation, beyond the phenomenal worlds.
COUNTENANCE - self-control; the same as containment, but over a period of time or as part of a permanent way of life.
CROWN CHAKRA - thousand-petaled lotus at the top of the head sensed as bright white light and infinite consciousness. When the Kundalini reaches its full glory, it has united with "Shiva" at the top of the head (crown chak- ra) producing the state of God-realization.
DIVINE LOVE - a form of love that has no selfish motive, is 100% pure and born of boundless joy from within.
ECSTASY - a very uplifting, pleasant feeling, usually of sexual energy channeling into spiritual energy and light.
EGO - one's often limited and inaccurate mental/emotional self-image. The mind is vulnerable to false information, desires, addictions, selfishness, greed and possessiveness, and is driven by a strong compulsion to protect, uphold and feed this false sense of self often to its own detriment! Yoga divinizes the ego by refining the mind along with its sense of self into a more direct realization of one's true, Divine Self. The mind is thus freed into an ocean of direct insight, profound peace and knowledge, transforming its ego into a state of "individual I-lessness."
ENLIGHTENMENT - when the Kundalini reaches and fully illuminates thehighest (crown) chakra with full superconscious brilliance and one is able to thrive in that state permanently. Also when the ego or false sense of self is awakened into its real sense of Self.
ESSENCE - most important, vital and distinctive part of something, such as the life "essence" or principle that enables a seed to sprout into a plant. One's vital fluids seem to be an especially powerful and essential source of this life-principle.
EXTRATERRESTRIAL - a living entity from outside the earth's atmosphere most likely from other solar systems such as the Zeta Reticuli I or II Systems. Assuming this is true, many are extremely technologically advanced beings who are coming to Earth to do clandestine physiological, psychological, genetic and reproductive analysis program involving humans. It is very difficult to explain why, except, as bizarre as it may sound, it appears for decades (may be even centuries) they have been breeding a "hybird" race of humans and aliens as their means of strengthening and enriching their genetic stock(?) There may be several advanced species (even extraterrestrials related to humans!) visiting our planet, not just one. UFO's are a widespread phenomenon, and the evidence for their existence, in spite of what Carl Sagen says, seems overwhelming, but the threat, if any, is not taken seriously, unless one happens to be an abductee.
FATTY ACIDS - fats (triacylglycerols) that contain long chains of hydrogenated carbon atoms with an organic acid group (COOH) at the end of each chain. Fats have very high fuel value, especially saturated fats. There are many different kinds of fats and lipids. Among which are saturated (cannot accept any more hydrogen), monounsaturated (one double bond) and poly-unsaturated (two or more double bonds). See Lessons 9.8 and 9.9.
GLUTATHIONE - glutathione peroxidase is a powerful natural antioxidantcreated in the body from L-cysteine and selenium which catalyzes the breakdown of peroxides (rancid fats) keeping dangerous free radicals in check.
GOD - absolute Truth, Reality, Soul. God has three aspects: (1) the (Father) absolute infinite unmanifested "Uncreation" and both the beginning and end of all creation (beyond all time and space); (2) its universal Reciprocal (Mother, shakti, Holy Spirit, Light, the Word or Aum); and (3) the Son or Creation, Manifestation or Offspring of the above two universal Principles or aspects of God. The very core of our being seems to reflect the three-fold nature of God. For Reality to exist without consciousness seems inconceivable. God is also a very personal, loving white light that can manifest our deepest, heart-felt yearnings. There is nothing more beautiful, more completely fulfilling, healing, and desirable to one's entire being than God. Seek God first!
GUNAS - the three qualities of nature: tamas, rajas, and sattwa--obstruction, activity and expansion respectively. Also mass, energy and intelligence. In man, these three qualities express themselves as ignorance or inertia, activity or struggle, and wisdom.
GURU - one can have many teachers, but only one guru. The guru is the "divine preceptor" who leads the devotee to God. When the guru initiates the devotee in a practice such as a mantram or other yoga technique, some of the guru's shakti is given along with it making the devotee his chela and permanently obligated to his guru until God is fully realized. WARNING: there have always been many false teachers claiming to be gurus. A real guru is very rare and hard to find. There is often no question when one is found because of the profound aura of peace, authority and God-tuned magnetism that they give out.
HIGHER CHAKRAS - usually referring to the third eye and crown chakras, and sometimes also the heart center and throat chakra as opposed to the the lower chakras: muladhara (at the base of the spine), sacral center (regenerative organs) and navel chakra.
HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS - awareness in higher centers (chakras) of consciousness awakened by the Kundalini. Having a more fulfilling, enlightened perspective on life, while being more in harmony with nature and divine will. Wholeness.
HINDU - one who follows the teachings of Hinduism: various religious systems based on four profound scriptures, the Vedas; also a member of one of the ancient races of India who live in tune with the Hindu teachings.
IDA - the left side of the sushumna (central passage in spine for Kundalini to travel up). When the Ida and Pingala (right side of sushumna) are balanced, then Kundalini energy is freed to ascend up spine through the central sushumna.
INDOLES - a cancer-preventing substance that acts as an antioxidant found in vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
INTIMACY - sexual intercourse hopefully with the sincerest attitude of love, chasteness and affection.
KARMA - is the universal law of cause and effect, action and reaction. Everyone is ultimately responsible for his actions and thoughts. One's destiny is molded by whatever energies have been set in motion, either wisely or unwisely. "Be not deceived, God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."-- (GALATIANS 6:7) What resentment one may have against God andhumans can be largely defused by an understanding of karma as the law of justice.
KRIYA YOGA - an advanced scientific system of Raja Yoga leading to attainment of cosmic consciousness and taught by many of the greatest gurus, such as Babaji who discovered it and initiated Lahiri Mahasaya (born 1828). Mahasaya initiated Sri Yukteswar Giri, who in turn, initiated Paramahansa Yogananda, author of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI and founder of Self-realization Fellowship in the west from which his teachings of yoga and science of Kriya Yoga are now presently available.
KUNDALINI - the Divine Mother energy (shakti) at the base of the spine (muladhara chakra) that can be awakened through prannayams, self-discipline and other yoga practices with the goal of it lighting all the way up through the spinal centers (chakras) to the thousand petaled lotus at the top of the head.
LAMA YOGA - a name I gave to a series of special breathing techniques, when, under ideal conditions, can cause the awakening of the Kundalini. "Lama" comes from the term "Tibetan Lama" which is a Tibetan teacher and master of spiritual truths, usually a Tibetan Buddhist monk. I used the word "Lama" because when I discovered the breathing exercises (June 25, 1975), I had just begun to study yoga while having just completed most of the inspiring books by T. Lobsang Rampa (a Tibetan lama) and was so inspired by his teachings that I named my system after his title.
LECITHIN - a phospholipid with 450 mg choline, and 250 mg. inositol per tablespoon. It is found mainly in egg yolk and soy beans. Contains one molecule of glycerol, two molecules of fatty acid, and one molecule each of phsophoric acid and choline. Controls cholesterol and helps maintain the
myelin sheath, a protective coating for the nerves. It seems to be an excellent source of Kundalini and mental energy and should be required for any spiritual diet.
LIGHT - most subtle part of physical universe and is readily seen by astral beings. All creation comes from light "gravitationally collapsed" into 5 dimensional standing waves or concentrated fields of energy. Light is pure energy that travels at a constant universal speed (aprox. 186,000 miles per second), and takes enormous amounts of it to create just one particle of matter. The electromagnetic spectrum of which light is a part of, consists of 5 dimensional "distortions" of space while gravity and gravity waves tend to be much weaker because they are only 4 dimensional "distortions" of space (producing changes in rate of time). Light waves are minute changes in probability!
Light from astral matter or God is infinitely more tenuous, subtle, subjective, and complex than physical light and is perceived directly through the third eye. The white light from God seen in near-death experiences is of significant psychic, spiritual and mental healing value. It has even been associated with miraculous physical healing events.
LOVE - God, also the unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.
LY - abbreviation for Lama Yoga.
MAYA - the Sanskrit word for "the measurer" which is the universal principle of separateness and duality by which limitations and divisions are apparently present in the Immeasurable and Inseparable. Somehow, everything has its opposites, by which all can be measured and compared. Maya is Nature herself--where everything is relative, ever in transition, always changing. Nothing is permanent in this world of "maya"--the antithesis to Divine Immutability.
It is God's plan and play (lila) to divert humanity from Spirit to matter, from Reality to unreality. "The devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."--(I JOHN 3:8) The realization of the Christ Consciousness, within one's own being, through full awakening of the higher chakras, destroys all the illusions or "works of the devil."
MEDITATION - a quiet time of restful stillness while firmly fixing one's entire attention and awareness on God, or a mantram, symbol, ideal thought, prayer, image of a saint, avatar, Christ, etc. "Be still and know that I am God ..."--(PSALM 46:10).
MANTRAM - a sacred syllable repeated over and over until mind is freed from chaotic thoughts to perceive itself as pure consciousness.
METABOLISM - biochemical energy processing using various catalysts or enzymes to maintain a controlled combustion of carbohydrates, fats and/or proteins while storing some and transforming others into tissues.
NEGATIVE IONS - negatively charged oxygen molecules that are invigorating. Mountain air, wilderness areas and areas around large waterfalls tend to be high in negative ions. Thunderstorms create massive changes in numbers of negative ions. Plants and trees seem to emit them and possibly other subtler beneficial fields of energy too that can provide some sort of subtle nourishment to the astral body. I've found it very difficult to develop spiritually without living outside in a thick forest or lush garden.
Plants, forests, oceans, storms and misty fogs seem to give off some kind of "orgone" or bioplasmic energy that feeds and recharges the astral body. The present epidemic of depression may in part be due to the widespread destruction of forests and other ecosystems and mass urbanization resulting in a global deficiency of vital "orgone" energy making it even harder for the average person to commune with nature and find God. See Lessons 3.2, 3.3 and 9.4.
NOCTURNAL EMISSIONS - loss of vital fluids while dreaming or asleep. Most likely happens to those who practice celibacy and/or are not supplying optimum nourishment to the glands. The prostate gland, while under stress, cannot contain large quantities of sexual fluids, without "bursting" under natural pressure. As a man ages, the prostate enlarges and probably loses some of its elasticity (the bladder does) thereby making it harder and harder to contain sexual fluids without having a strong urge and/or tendency to lose them. Saw palmetto berries, antioxidants and my diet as a whole, helps to prevent all the above from happening.
ORGASM - a very basic and physical thrill or intense climax of sexual excitement almost always leading to the release of sexual fluids toward the end of coitus. Loss of sexual fluids makes it much harder to experience another orgasm. The knowledge in my book enables one (and explains how) to transcend the need for orgasm through the rising of the kundalini into expansive states of bliss and love and therefore maintaining one's vital fluids. It is in this way sexual energy can be conserved, built up, and transformed into a powerful spiritual energy of everlasting inspiration and happiness while enjoying a new sense of freedom, love and much faster spiritual progress.
ORGONE ENERGY - a subtle, invisible energy in nature that surrounds living things, usually large, healthy plants and trees. A genius by the name of Dr. Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) believed that he discovered a form of fundamental energy he called Primordial or Cosmic Orgone Energy that's distinct fromelectromagnetism and penetrates everything to some degree. By concentrating it in accumulators made from layers of metal and wood, and channeling it down a tube, he could speed up the healing of burns, cuts and wounds and relieve patients suffering from cancer. Unfortunately, he was too far out for his time. In the 1950s, the FDA, showing off its "Spanish Inquisition" mentality, destroyed all his work and imprisoned him until he died of a heart attack in 1957 at the age of 70. See also "astral" and "negative ions."
PROANTHOCYANIDINS - the dark red-blue pigments found in blueberries and cherries known to have excellent cardiovascular benefits by acting as antioxidants protecting the delicate capillaries of the retina, brain and nervous system. Ginkgo biloba and many herbs in the form of flavonoids have a similar action.
PROTEINS - the building blocks for the development and repair of tissues and hormones. Proteins are large nitrogen based molecules (with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and often sulfur and phosphorus) made up of great numbers of relatively simple units--the amino acids. In nutrition, there are eight essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine (also cystine and cysteine), phenylalanine (also tyrosine), threonine, tryptophan, and valine. See Lesson 10.5.
PINGALA - the right side of the sushumna (central passage in spine for Kundalini to travel up). When the Pingala and Ida (left side of sushumna) are balanced, then Kundalini energy is freed to ascend up spine through the central sushumna or passage.
REINCARNATION - most souls are entangled in a web of unfulfilled desires and are therefore forced to return again and again to reincarnate (take rebirth) on earth. When the soul consciously regains its true status as a child of God through the complete development and awakening of all its higher chakras, emancipation from all earth life begins. "Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out."--(REVELATION 3:12)
The Gnostics, numerous Church fathers, including Clement of Alexandria, the celebrated Origen, and the fifth century St. Jerome and all others of the early Christian Church believed in the doctrine of reincarnation. The theory of reincarnation was first declared a heresy in 553 A.D. by the Second Council of Constantinople. At that time, the Christian authorities thought it wiser to discourage the belief in reincarnation as allowing too long a time for the average person to feel compelled to strive for immediate salvation!
ROMANTIC LOVE - ideally, a harmony of purpose and insights on road to wholeness between two affectionate lovers. It is a sentimental sharing of enjoyment on an intimate, meaningful level.
SAT-TAT-AUM - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. "Sat" represents the Infinite Father aspect of God transcendent to all creation, phenomenon and qualities. "Tat" means God in the aspect of the Son or Christ Consciousness imma- nent in creation (I would say the outward manifestation of God, Mind or Spirit). "Aum" is God in the aspect of the "Holy Ghost" or Divine Creative Vibration such as primordial light from which the universe came into being.
SAINT - one who lives at some level of wholeness, usually spiritual; a living example of spiritual truths who is usually celibate.
SAMADHI - a wondrous and continuous flow of consciousness uninterrupted by thoughts, tensions, desires, and other disturbances. It usually takes two minutes and thirty-eight seconds (2:38) of perfect concentration to bring thisstate about. There are many levels of samadhi.
SELF-CONTROL - countenance or conserving vital sexual cells and fluids for a higher purpose, such as deeper bliss and realization of wholeness.
SEXUAL ENERGY - a vibrant form of sexual desire and potential.
SEXUAL FLUIDS - the vital link to bliss, wholeness and God. They are needed to help the Kundalini awaken in a joyous, natural way.
SEXUAL TENSION - the need or urge to have sex. The feeling that only sex could relieve the tension.
SEXUAL TRANSFORMATION - transmutation of sex into something better, more practical, spiritually and emotionally fulfilling.
SHANKARACHARA, SWAMI - an eighth century scholar said to have been initiated by Babaji and who expounded God not as an intangible, abstract concept, but as positive, eternal, omnipresent, ever new bliss.
SHOULDERSTAND - a hatha-yoga posture that brings greater blood circulation to the head, throat and heart centers (chakras). It is an excellent way to stimulate the pituitary and pineal glands as well as the brain and rest of endocrine system; helps to relieve anxiety, indecision, fatigue and especially depression.
SHAKTI - Hindu version of the Holy Spirit--the aspect of God that is bliss-ful energy. It is an energy, like "orgone" energy that runs through a system of chakras and nadis throughout the body. The Kundalini is a very concentrated or potent form of this energy.
SHIVA - the "Infinite Father" aspect of God or Infinite Transcendental Spirit that is in a sense, the "polar opposite" of Shakti or its "consort" Kali representing the finite world of nature. The raising of the Kundalini can be described as the spinal ascent of Shakti from her home in the base of the spine (muladhara chakra) to join her Beloved Shiva in the crown chakra at the top the head.
SOUL MATE - a person, usually of the opposite sex who is, through a rare and lucky coincidence, almost a mirror image of one's own soul, emotional and mental inclinations. She or he shares a unity of purpose with the other person. However, anyone, through God-tuned Tantra yoga and wholeness, can transmute romantic love into soul-communion which leads to a mutually shared unity and shared sense of purpose.
SPIRITUAL - living with the purpose of finding God as being top-notch priority.
SPIRITUALITY - being spritually oriented or mentally, physically, and emotionally integrated with the soul. The quality of finding great inspiration from being in tune with a religious ideal or universally benevolent purpose.
SPIRITUAL EYE - The "single" eye of wisdom, the pranic star door through which a person must enter to attain Cosmic Consciousness. See Lesson 11.
SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE - a marriage based on spiritual values. A joining together of two souls mainly for the purpose of helping each other find God or wholeness. The physical relationship between them is normally transmuted to a freer, more expansive level of joy, love and fulfillment. See "romantic love" and "soul mate."
SUBTLE ENERGY - usually referring to astral energy. There are all kinds of energy fields surrounding trees, people, animals, planets, stars, and galaxies. There is a whole universe of subtle energies only partly discovered by modern scientists. When the physical body dies, its astral energy field remains intact and continues to house the soul personality, but in a much less restricting way! Death is like removing a thick, filthy, hot, worn-out garment on a hot summer day and then "skinny dipping" into a cool, refreshing lake of brilliant light.
SUPERCONSCIOUSNESS - awareness of astral, causal and higher levels of consciousness.
SWAMI - A member of India's most ancient monastic order, reorganized in the eighth century by Swami Shankara. A swami takes formal vows of celibacy and renunciation of worldly ambitions and devotes one's self to meditation and service to humanity. The Swami Order has ten classificatory titles: Giri, Puri, Bhariti, Tirtha, Saraswati, and so on. Paramahansa Yogananda, author of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, and his Guru Sri Yukteswar belonged to the "Giri" ("mountain") branch.
TANDRA - state of trance or "nodding off" during meditation just as one was about to enter into samadhi. This situation is often due to a lack of sufficient metabolic energy or physical/mental fatigue and exhaustion.
TANTRA YOGA - a system of yoga based on one of the later Hindu or Buddhist scriptures marked by mysticism and used in the worship of Shakti. This form of yoga involves the direct transformation of undesirable habits with bliss or shakti.
TANTRIC - referring to Tantra yoga, which is a method of transmuting "evil," destructive or undesirable habits directly into good, God-tuned habits, such as lust into sexual energy, and energy into bliss, and bliss into pure divine love.
THIRD EYE - Brow Center or ajna chakra one-half inch between and above the eye-brows. Important: also see "spiritual eye."
TRANSCEND - to rise above, usually above delusive or limiting problems and challenges arising from egoism, materialism and ignorance of God.
TRANSFORMATION - Transmutation; also changing from one form to another, or one quality to another quality as in the transformation of darkness into light at the time of sunrise.
TRANSMUTATION - transformation, usually referring to the refinement of crude desires or a crude substance into a finer desire or finer substance, such as lust into joy, and metaphorically, lead into gold.
VITAL FLUIDS - fluids most closely related to the ability to have orgasms. As long as these fluids can be contained, one can "orgasm" indefinitely and use this precious life-force essence for greatly increased spiritual progress, enhanced intelligence, lasting happiness, greater vital-ity and deep samadhis in meditation.
VITA-MIXER - a heavy-duty blender that can grind, mix, juice, liquify, and cook. The square stainless steel sides and powerful electric, reversible motor make it one of the most versatile kitchen tools obtainable. For more details, write to: Vita-Mix Corporation, 8615 Usher Road, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138.
WATER FAST - a short fast prolonged by drinking water instead of snackingor eating a full meal until one has developed a very strong, healthy appetite.
WHOLENESS - in the most absolute sense of the word: living in a state of complete, absolutely unbounded, ever changing, ever new joy, love, inspiration, and happiness going on for eternity. Also eternal youth, unity of mind, body and spirit, and perfection. Having a physical body that verges on astral. Without a doubt, the great centuries-old Himalayan yogi Babaji has wholeness! But in the ordinary sense, it could just mean high level wellness, optimum health, top-notch physical, mental or spiritual function-ing and expression.
YOGA - very much like wholeness. Literally means "union" of a person with God. Also the name of a whole system of postures, prannayams (breathing exercises), mantras, and meditation techniques that encourages the divin-ization (transmutation) of one's ego. Traditionally, there are three main paths: Jnana Yoga (discrimination and wisdom), Bhakti Yoga (love and devotion), and Raja yoga (the "royal" or scientific path) which includes Babaji's Kriya Yoga.
YOGI - one who practices yoga on a regular basis. The term "yogi" is unfortunately very losely used these days because of the increase in popularity of yoga. A real yogi is one who can, through deep meditation, control his or her heart rate and breathing to the point she or he can, at will, "die daily" in order to enjoy the complete freedom of the soul from the confines of the body.
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