- Created on Monday, 03 April 2017 09:22
- Written by phfd
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. — Mahatma Gandhi
Dear Fellow Healers,
A warm welcome to all the new healers who have joined us in the month of March 2017. We wish you all a joyful journey on this path.
Meditation at the Full Moon
“The time of the full moon is a period when spiritual energies are uniquely available and facilitate a closer rapport between humanity and the Hierarchy.” -- Alice A. Bailey
Ramana Maharishi on Meditation
Quote 1: See who is the doubter, who is the thinker. It is the ego. Hold it; the other thoughts will die away – the ego will be left pure. See the source from where the ego arises and abide in it. That is pure consciousness.
Quote 2: Mind is consciousness, which has limitations. We are originally unlimited and perfect. Later on we take on limitations and become the mind.
A devotee asked Sri Bhagavan: With every thought the subject and the object appear and disappear. Does not the ‘I’ disappear when the subject disappears thus? If that be so how can the quest of the ‘I’ proceed?
Sri Ramana: The subject (knower) is only a mode of mind. Though the mode (vritti) passes, the reality behind it does not cease. The background of the mode is the ‘I’ in which the mind modes arise and sink.
D.: After describing the Self as srota (hearer), manta (thinker), vijnata (knower), etc., it is again described as asrota, amanta, avijnata,non-hearer, non-thinker, non-knower, Is it so?
Sri Ramana: Just so. The common man is aware of himself only when modifications arise in the intellect (vijnanamaya kosa); these modifications are transient; they arise and set. Hence the vijnanamaya (intellect) is called a kosa or sheath. When pure awareness is left over it is itself the Chit (Self) or the Supreme. To be in one’s natural state on the subsidence of thoughts is bliss; if that bliss be transient - arising and setting - then it is only the sheath of bliss (Anandamaya kosa), not the pure Self. What is needed is to fix the attention on the pure ‘I’ after the subsidence of all thoughts and not to lose hold of it. This has to be described as an extremely subtle thought; else it cannot be spoken of at all, since it is no other than the Real Self. Who is to speak of it, to whom and how?
This is well explained in the Kaivalyam and the Viveka Chudamani. Thus though in sleep the awareness of the Self is not lost, the ignorance of the jiva is not affected by it. For this ignorance to be destroyed this subtle state of mind (vrittijnanam) is necessary; in the sunshine cotton does not burn; but if the cotton be placed under a lens it catches fire and is consumed by the rays of the Sun passing through the lens. So too, though the awareness of the Self is present at all times, it is not inimical to ignorance. If by meditation the subtle state of thought is won, then ignorance is destroyed. Also in Viveka Chudamani: ativa sukshmam paramatma tattvam na sthoola drishtya (the exceedingly subtle Supreme Self cannot be seen by the gross eye) and esha svayam jyotirasesha sakshi (this is Self-shining and witnesses all).
This subtle mental state is not a modification of mind called vritti. Because the mental states are of two kinds. One is the natural stateand the other is a transformation into forms of objects. The first is the truth, and the other is according to the doer (kartru-tantra). When the latter perishes, jale kataka renuvat (like the clearing nut paste in water) the former will remain over.
The means for this end is meditation. Though this is with the triad of distinction (triputi) it will finally end in pure awareness (jnanam) Meditation needs effort: jnanam is effortless. Meditation can be done, or not done, or wrongly done, jnanam is not so. Meditation is described as kartru-tantra (as doer’s own), jnanam as vastu-tantra (the Supreme’s own).
Explaining adhyaropapavadabhyam (superimposition and its elimination), Sri Bhagavan pointed out that the first turns you inward to the Self; and then according to the second, you know that the world is not apart from the Self.
The Full Moon of Aries and its significance
"I COME FORTH AND FROM THE PLANE OF MIND, I RULE." HM DK through Alice A. Bailey.
Aries transmits the energy of the first Ray of Will or Power, a power that can be destructive or creative and purifying depending upon the vehicle which it contacts. It is a fire sign and the purveyor to our solar system of pure, electric fire which fosters and nourishes heat as well as burning and destroying all limitations both individual and within the world at large. In Aries it is said that the “jungles of experience are set on fire and dissolve in flames and…the Path stands clear and unobstructed vision is achieved.” Fire is the great liberator, clearing away obstacles and bringing forth the truth. And through the agency of fire, Aries is said to “fuse the beginning and the end, to blend the opposites and dispel both time and space”.
As mentioned, Aries coincides with the Easter Festival, the great Christian festival of rebirth. The Crucifixion experience was meant to demonstrate the reality of “life more abundant”, not the focus upon death that has characterised the church’s interpretation of the event. The keynote of the new age understanding of this festival will be upon resurrection, symbolising the precipitation on Earth of a new kingdom in which all will be free from death and released from the cross of matter. Christ came to show us the nature of the “saved life”, to demonstrate the quality of the eternal self which is in everyone. And the lesson of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection is that the lower nature must die in order that the higher may manifest, and the eternal immortal soul must rise from the tomb of matter.
Each year at this festival there arises the restoration and renewal of all life in all human hearts. “I come forth and from the plane of mind, I rule.” Let us reflect on the application of this keynote to daily life and in so doing allow the thoughts which our souls create to reach and encourage all humanity. (Alice A. Bailey)
Come join us this full moon with likeminded friends and be a part of the planetary evolution.
Volunteer Team for Check-dam Visit Tour (Sunday, 16 April)
The PHFD is pleased to share that, there is an opportunity for many healers to come together and visit check-dam. The volunteer team will need to spend one day at the different site of projects. Those interested may please submit their names to Mr. Puri at the PHFD.
Giving, Generosity and Sharing:
"Go give to the needy sweet charity's bread.
For giving is living," the angel said.
"And must I be giving again and again?"
My peevish, petulant answer ran.
"Oh, no," said the angel, piercing me through,
"Just give till the Master stops giving to you.”
The mission of the Teacher will be carried forward.
The PHFD has open-ended projects currently that allow us ample space to share generously in our march towards self-liberation. When we sow happiness we reap happiness, when we share generously we are entitled to generosity.
The PHFD is pleased to share that in March 2017 it has undertaken to sponsor two more check dams in Alwar ditrict- Khedawala Check dam and Gajraniwala check dam. Additionally PHFD has also arranged to sponsor installation of about 70 hand washing stations .
A big thank you to all those who contributed to the above.
Empowering Rural India
We have it in our power to change the world over. — Thomas Paine
In our endeavour to share since 2009 we have embraced the water power to help bring happiness, wisdom, prosperity and good health to as many people as we can to strengthen and enable the India of tomorrow to become more vibrant, resourceful, more giving instead of only seeking.
1. Towards this end we have nurtured our Water Power project in Rajasthan. We will add to our list of check dams again this year ....Read more
2. Towards this end beckons the call of the Nation through "Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidayalay". ...Read more
“Educating girls is my priority. I have noticed that girls drop out of schools by the time they reach class 3rd or 4th just because schools don't have separate toilets for them. They don't feel comfortable. There should be toilets for boys and girls in all schools. We should concentrate on girl students not quitting schools.” – Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Teachers’ Day, September 5, 2014
The National Mission - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools will help girls to continue their education instead of dropping out. This is a march for a more literate home, a more literate India where a child in the future will belong to parents who have learnt to live their dreams for a better life through self-reliance. In March 2015, PHFD started its financial contribution towards this end. In March 2016 the PHFD contributed financially towards this project for the second year running.
Tithing and financial aids for these projects are welcome. Cheques or drafts may kindly be made in the name of the “Pranic Healing Foundation of Delhi” with the project name/s on the reverse. Make April 2017 the month of giving to these noble projects.
Healing Clinic at PHFD
The PHFD is pleased to confirm that the healing clinic at PHFD will now be additionally open on days specified under Forthcoming Events.
Inner Yoga Meditation and Udgitha Meditation
This group meditation is being held at PHFD on every Monday and Friday respectively. The Friday meditations are open to non-healers also; Healers may invite their friends and relatives. These meditations are sponsored by PHFD.
Regular Weekly Meditations
PHFD is pleased to share that effective June 01, 2013 regular weekly Udgitha meditation is being held at PHFD, 3/23 (Basement), Shanti Niketan. Contact No: 011-41660565 (Every Friday). April schedule is:
Date: April 07, 14, 21 and 28, 2017.
Timing: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Inner Yoga Meditation
PHFD is pleased to share that regular weekly Inner Yoga Meditation is being held at PHFD, 3/23 (Basement), Shanti Niketan Contact No: 011-41660565 (Every Monday). April schedule is:
Date: April 03, 10, 17 and 24, 2017.
Timing: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Full Moon Meditation
Date: 11 April, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Open Nurturing Session: 5:15 pm
Group Meditation: 6:00 pm
Free Healing Camp: PHFD is happy to announce that a Free Healing Camp will be held on every Wednesday of the month at Shanti Niketan from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Regular Healing Session: PHFD is pleased to share that a regular healing clinic is operational on Monday to Friday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. All interested healers are requested to register their names with the PHFD at the earliest. Healing on pre-appointment basis. For healing appointment please register or call Mr. Puri on 011-41660565. Healers who wish to practice healing may also join with their subjects and or patients.
YPV Classes in April
Schedule: YPV Level 1 (Basic)
Venue: PHFD, 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Date: April 08 and 09, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Schedule: YPV Level 2 (Advanced)
Venue: PHFD, 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Date: April 22 and 23, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Highlights of March
Inspiration and the PHFD Day
Weekly Udgitha Meditation
Open Nurturing Session Before The Group Meditation
Water Power Project
Check-Dams: After the successful completion of the 4th check-dam we have undertaken five more check dams in Rajasthan. These check dams help in bringing solace and increased agricultural productivity to many more villages. The objective again is to bring self-reliance to rural India.
In March 2016 more check-dams have been undertaken, taking the total to beyond eleven.
Sharing of Information
Please note that we will continue to share news on our forthcoming events and seminars through the platform of these newsletters and by publishing on our website: http://www.delhipranichealing.net.
*PHFD office will remain closed on 04 April (Tuesday) for Rama Navami and 13 April (Thursday) for Vaisakhi.
In Service of The Teacher,
With loving Kindness
(On behalf of the PHFD Trust Board)