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QUESTION: Hi,

When someone meditates with tranquility then sometimes we feel as some nerves or tendons starts pumping in the legs, shoulders and the neck. Or sometimes we feel like another internal body is gettig desaligned from the body or try to go upward during meditation. Is this related to the astral energy channels inside the body who are purifying and then we feel those symptoms?

ANSWER: It is the effect of the movement of Pranic currents. One should ignore these occurrences and let oneself merge into the Atman (self).

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)


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QUESTION: Those informations about the subtle energies of the body and deep teachings are almost unknown and hard to find in common churches and temples. I never heard the body has current of energies circulating around and connected to breath and mind until recently. In yoga and hindu traditions generally one receives the real grace of God but only after getting the initiaion (gnosis) of the esoteric path or receiving the permision of the guru (as in Milarepa case) or from a recognized lineage of masters. This appear not only in the yoga tradition but in many of the esoteric paths of the world which in general remains hidden from the majority, due to persecution. Do you think reading teachings or books is enough without having a guru or receiving initiations in the esoteric paths?

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HE is the Guru. Nothing occurs without HIS grace. Even the wish to take up Yoga to realize the self occurs because HE has so willed. So there is no question of not having a Guru, for it is by the Guru's (HIS) grace alone that everything occurs. That grace may be transmitted through form (physical Guru) or formless.

ॐ तत् सत्
(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)

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Questions concerning the practice of 'Brahmacharya' to know the self, & the means required are dealt with here.

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The term 'Yoga' is a derivative of the Samskruth verb 'Yuj' which refers to union. 'Yoga', also called 'Brahma vidy‚' is the eternal dissolution of the individual 'Aham' (Ego) into the Atman (self) for 'Mukti' (liberation). Mere indulgence in '¬sana' or physical postures is not Yoga. ¬sana is only one limb or 'Anga' of Yoga. The eight limbs viz. Yama, Niyama, ¬sana, Pr‚n‚y‚ma, Praty‚h‚ra, Dh‚rana, Dhy‚na and Sam‚dhi are the means to Yoga. Brahmacharya or spiritually based continence is one of the important components of 'Yama'. 'Brahmacharya':- "Brahmani charyathey ithi" - "To surrender one's Ego and go with the will of the Almighty."

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