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KNOWLEDGE

 

“Perfect jnana is Self-realization: liberation here and now.

So a jnani is not a philosopher but a yogi whose inner eye is opened and steadily developing.

 

Darkness and Ignorance

Darkness is not an entity, but only an absence of light. Therefore, no matter how dark the place, light will still shine forth, even if in a limited manner. Ignorance is darkness, and wisdom-knowledge is light. In even the darkest mind if light enters, it dispels at least some of the dark, and the more light the less darkness. By holding on to the knowledge we gain, we make it possible for more to enter and more ignorance to recede. In time we shall be all light, and we can go home to the Light from whence we came.

 

Intelligence (buddhi) and knowledge (jnana) are divine powers inherent in us. They are the highest levels of our being which in their totally purified state actually “touch” Brahman or Spirit and act as a conduit through which the divine life descends and transforms us. Jnana consists of one thing only: Self-knowledge–not in the sense of philosophy about the Self, but as direct experience of the Self as the Self. And that is experience of Unity.”

 

-JNANA YOGA

 

The more knowledge we gain, the more we can cultivate discernment. During these times where information is everywhere, our ability to discern which is truth is our greatest ally. Meditation is a way to clear the mind. When the mind is pure and clean, true knowledge can arise. 

 

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CONTEMPLATION:

 

How is learning more about yourself empowering your life?

AFFIRMATION

I GAIN KNOWLEDGE SO I CAN HEAL.

MEDITATION

Pranayama & MeditationLee Grane
00:00 / 17:54

MANTRA MUSIC

Baba HanumanLee Grane
00:00 / 07:10

Baba Hanuman

Namo… Namo…Anjaninandanaaya

  I bow, I bow again and again to Anjani’s son, Hanuman

Jaya Seeyaa Raama,

Jai Jai Hanumaan

  Victory to Sita and Ram, Victory to Hanuman

  Victory over the darkness of suffering…

Jaya Bajrangbalee, Baba Hanuman

  Victory to the one with the body of a thunderbolt

  My Baba, Hanuman.

Sankata Mochan kripaa nidhaan

  You are home of all Grace.

  Destroy all my problems, calamities and sufferings.

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In the Yoga tradition of India, Mantra carries the vibrational power of that which you are meditating upon. It is not necessary to understand the literal meaning of the mantra per se, although it would benefit the logical mind to assimilate its meaning, but ultimately, we recite mantras to experience the vibration of each sound and syllable. 

 

In the Ramayana, one of sacred texts of India, one Being is revered as the Son of the God of Wind and his name is Hanuman.

Hanuman is pure devotion, humility and strength – He is the perfect being. 

Maharaj-ji said, "Hanuman is the breath of Ram," the breath of God. God is not far away from us but as close as our breath. Symbolically Hanuman represents the breath, our constant companion and aid along the spiritual path. He is the son of the wind, (Vayu) the very essence of prana (vital energy) itself. Whenever we need increased power and vitality Hanuman is there for us. Our breath and prana for it is breath that serves the divine within us all.

Therefore, Hanuman is also called Pranadeva, or the God of Breath or Life.

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