30 अप्रैल 2010
Osho - There are a few things, you have to do them if you want to know them. There is no way to tell anything about them. And surrender is one of those things. It is a dimension of love, let-go. If you ask me what is surrender and what is the meaning of surrender, yes, something can be told to you, but that won’t carry any meaning. You have to taste it. It is a taste. If you taste it you know it. If you don’t taste it, I can talk about it, but you will not know it. Without your own experience, whatsoever I say will be a tautology.
You ask what is surrender. I say surrender is a let-go. But what am I saying? You will ask what is a let-go. It is a tautology; I have not answered you. I say a let-go is falling in love. It is a tautology again; I am not saying anything. You will say,’What is falling in love
then?” The question remains the same, and all answers will go round and round and round.
I have heard about a prudish, tight-lipped old maid who would not even allow her pet cat out of the house after dark. Headed for New York on one of her infrequent outings, she paused to remind the maid about locking up that cat each evening. This time in New York, however, the old maid encountered a handsome old rogue who swept her off
her feet. After four nights of blissful romancing she wired her maid, ”Having the time of my life. Let the cat out too!”
Let the cat out. When you know what love is, only then you know. There is no other way to know it. I am here creating a situation for you to surrender. Don’t ask for the meaning. Do it. Be courageous. Let it be an experience. Accept my invitation. My doors are open; enter and be my guest. Surrender.
By ”surrender,” in the West, a very wrong idea arises – as if you will be dominated by somebody – because surrender has a very wrong association. It has become almost a political word in the West. The Nazis surrendered; that’s how it has become associated with politics. A surrendered one is the one who is defeated. In the East we have a totally different meaning for the term. It has nothing to do with war and nothing to do with defeat. Have you not heard the proverb that in love defeat is the only victory? If you are defeated in love you have become victorious. Yes, that’s how it is in surrender.
It has nothing to do with defeat. It is not that you are being dominated by somebody. It
is not that now somebody else is going to oppress you, exploit you, that you are becoming a slave. No, it is nothing of the sort. The surrender in the East is used as a technique. And the surrender has to be made only to a person who is no more, so he cannot dominate you. So this has to be remembered: don’t surrender to a person who is still there; otherwise he will dominate you and he will give you a discipline and he will start forcing you to do this and not to do that and he will create a prison around you.
That’s why I don’t give you any discipline. Even if you ask, I don’t give. You ask continuously because you want to depend, because you want to be a slave, because you don’t want to take your own responsibility. You want to throw the responsibility on somebody else. You are in search of a father figure; you want somebody to lead you. But I am not going to give you any discipline and I am not going to give you any clear-cut direction to do this and don’t do that. All that I am going to do is to share my awareness with you so you can become a little more aware, to share my love with you so you can become a little more loving. It has nothing to do with any discipline.
Coming closer to me, you will be able to imbibe my spirit. That is the meaning of surrender: that you are ready to come close to me, that you are not afraid, that you will not protect yourself against me, that you will not be defensive, that simply you are ready to come closer to me, that you are attracted, that you have heard my call, that something has clicked in your heart and you will try to know who this man really is, what manner of man. You would like to enter into my emptiness and be surrounded by my emptiness.
Sannyas is the visible effort of surrender. Many people come to me and they say, ”We don’t take sannyas. Can’t you help us?” I say, ”I will try my best, but it won’t be of much help because you will continuously protect yourself. You will be defensive.” Sannyas is just a gesture that ”Now drop my defenses and I am ready to go with you.”
Of course, it is risky. You don’t know me yet. How can you know? If you surrender you will know; you cannot know beforehand. So it is only for very courageous people. The daredevils – it is only for them. And I exist for daredevils, those who are ready to risk their life and to go into the unknown and to see if something happens. If you are ready to go, it is going to happen; and then you will know the meaning. Then too you will not be able to tell somebody else what the meaning is! The meaning is in the taste, in the experience.
And you ask, ”How is surrender?” Apparently, sannyas is the ”how,” obviously. The deeper ”how” will open its doors when you have entered the porch. Sannyas is the porch; once you enter the porch – you have accepted me and I have accepted you – then there is a deep agreement, that you trust me. Now I can invite you to deeper realms of my being. You become an initiate. The second thing happens someday. Sometimes it happens with the sannyas itself. If you are totally surrendered, then in the first moment of contact with me it happens – you become an initiate.
Sometimes it takes time. The outward sannyas happens first; then you wait, then you watch, then you see things, then slowly, slowly you relax, inch by inch you drop your ego, and more and more I penetrate in you. Then one day, without any warning, suddenly it has happened – you suddenly become aware it has happened: now my light exists in you and my heart beats in you. Sometimes it takes years, sometimes days, sometimes minutes, sometimes not a single minute. It depends on you, how much courage you have.
And of course, Westerners are gaining much more from me than the Easterners, because the East has become very cowardly. So by and by you will see more and more Western people around here. The East is very cowardly. They have become almost corpses. They don’t have the spirit – the spirit that Kabir calls the spirit for the quest of truth – they don’t have it. Either they believe they already know what truth is or they think there is enough time and there is no hurry – if not in this life, then in the next life.
And for them, to be religious has become more a way of being respectable, and of course my sannyas will not appeal to them because if they are respectable, by becoming my sannyasin they will lose all respect. They will not become respectable through my sannyas. Through my sannyas they will become rebellious; they will start falling out of the society. People will start avoiding them. People will start feeling they are dangerous and infectious, and people will think that they have gone mad or something.
But in the West something new is happening – a new courage, a new spirit of inquiry. It always comes whenever a country becomes materially rich. It always happens. When a country becomes materially poor, it loses spirit. Not only outwardly poor, it becomes inwardly poor. It loses confidence, it loses courage, it loses potentiality. It starts dragging. In the West people have become materially rich; they are well-fed, science has come to a certain point from where religion can be contacted, and people have seen material affluence. Now they would like to see something beyond it. It is not enough. So if you are ready, don’t ask ”how is surrender?” Surrender.
Once it happened, Jesus was staying with his friends in a house, and the friends said, ”Tell us how to pray.”
Jesus said, ”But how to say how to pray? I will pray, and if you are ready you can participate.” And Jesus started praying. Now the others were standing there and they couldn’t see what to do. He started moving into some unknown realm. They watched and he prayed; and when he came back from the world of his prayer, they said again, ”But tell us how to pray.” He said, ”I SHOWED you how to pray, and you ask how to pray.”
Remember, maybe the question arises out of your cowardliness. Maybe you want to be certain about everything, what it is, whether it is worth it or not. I am here surrendered. I am here in prayer. I am here in God. Come closer to me. And I have made it easier than it has ever been, because I am not putting any conditions on you. I accept you as you are. It has never been done before. I accept you as you are. I have no condemnation, no evaluation, no judgment. If you are a drunkard, good. If you are a gambler, good, exactly right. Because this is a sort of gamble and this is a way of becoming drunk. Whatsoever you are, you are accepted. Come closer.
Sannyas will be a visible thing for you to do, and the next thing, leave it to me. I will do it. You do one thing; I will do the other. There is a saying in Arabian countries, ”If you walk one foot towards God, he walks one thousand one feet towards you.” You walk towards me one foot; I will walk one thousand and one feet towards you. You do the first; the second I will do.
But you come and ask, ”But sannyas... just by changing the clothes.... It is too outward. Tell us something inward.”You are not even ready to do the outward and you ask for the inward. And you are an outwardly-oriented man. That’s why I am talking about the outward sannyas – that’s where you are. That’s from where the journey has to start. You arc yet outside yourself; from there the journey has to start. The inward can happen only later on, not right now.
Source - Osho Book "Ecstasy - The Forgotten Language"
Osho - There is a great difference. Following me, you are still on the path of will; surrendering to me, the will has disappeared. Following me, you are important. You are. This is your decision to follow me. You can change your mind any moment you want; you can cancel your decision. Surrendered to me, you have disappeared. Now it cannot be cancelled. There is nobody to cancel it. Now there is no way to reverse it. Following there is no possibility that you may turn back. Surrendering, how can you turn back? It is irreversible. Following me, you are there, I am here. There is bound to be conflict.
Surrendering, you disappear. And when you disappear then you will be able to see that I have never been here. In your disappearance you will see the disappearance of the Master too. A Master is a Master only because he has already disappeared. He does not function as an ego. So to have real conflict with a Master is possible only when you also stop functioning as an ego – that is the meaning of surrender. The Master is without any ego. If you want to communicate with him, if you want to be in communion with him, if you want to be in deep love with him, you have to disappear. Only when you also become an emptiness will there be a meeting. When the disciple is not, suddenly all barriers disappear.
If you are, you go on defending. If you are, you go on choosing. If you are, then you will keep a certain space, protected, defended. You will keep a fence around you. You will go only so far. The moment you see that your identity is at stake, you will turn back. The moment you see that now you can be completely taken over, you will start moving away. You will go only to a certain extent, defending yourself, remaining yourself. This is not the way to be a disciple.
A follower is not a disciple. A follower is convinced through his intellect that whatsoever the teacher is saying seems to be logically right. It is convincing. It is intellectually satisfying. That’s what a follower is. A follower is from the head. And the disciple? A disciple is not intellectually convinced that the Master is right in what he says, the disciple is convinced that the Master is right – not in what he says but in what he is. It is a heart-to-heart approach. It is a dialogue – deeper than the head, two beings communing. The disciple surrenders.
And the beauty is – very paradoxical it is – the beauty is that when you surrender to a Master you become yourself for the first time. Because surrendering to the outer Master is really surrendering to the inner Master. Everybody is carrying God somewhere deep in the innermost cor of his being. God is present in you but you don’t know how to approach him. You have forgotten the ways and means of coming to your own inner reality. You have lost the key and locked the door. And for centuries you have never been in. You don’t know how to turn in. You have become paralysed. You can see only outside. Hence the outer Master is needed. The outer Master will only help you to go to your inner Master. The outer Master will become the door. You will have to go via the outer Master because you cannot go directly. If you can go directly there is no need for a Master.
A few people – very rarely it happens – go without a Master. Yes, sometimes it happens. Sometimes it happens that a person reaches directly into his being – but it is very rare. It is so ex-ceptional that it can be counted out, it is so exceptional that it only proves the rule. Hence no tradition – Sufi, Zen, Hassid – no tradition talks about it. They all insist that a Master is needed.
Why don’t they talk about it? Don’t they know? They know. It has happened. A few times it has happened down the centuries that a man has attained to his self without going via the outer Master; he has reached directly to his innermost core. But why don’t they say it? People think that Krishnamurti is talking about it for the first time; people think Krishnamurti is very original about it. That is not the case. All the Masters have known about it but they have not talked about it for a certain reason. The reason is that if it is told to you that you can go on your own, this very statement will become a barrier to your surrendering.
Only one in a million can go. What about the remainder? They will also think that they can go – what is the need to surrender? Their ego will exploit the idea. Their ego will say, ’Then it is perfectly okay. Why should I surrender to anybody? I can go myself. ’ To protect these fools it has never been said before. Krishnamurti is not saying anything new, it has been known always. It is one of the oldest, ancient-most truths that sometimes a rare person enters. But it is accidental, it cannot be made a rule. And to talk about it is dangerous because the egoist will fall upon it, will immediately jump upon it.
That’s why around Krishnamurti you will find all kinds of egoistic people. One who cannot surrender will sooner or later reach Krishnamurti. One who is not able to surrender, whose ego is really hardened, who does not want to surrender, will be very happy with Krishnamurti. Of course, that happiness is not going to change him.
Many people come to me. They say, ’We have been with Krishnamurti for thirty years, forty years. We have been reading and listening and whatsoever he says is perfectly true, what do you say about him?’ I say, ’He is saying the truth but he is talking to fools. It is the truth, but he should not have told it to you.’ They feel very offended. ’Why? If it is the truth then why should he not tell it to us? Forty years are lost and even maybe forty more lives in the future.’ I say, ’What have you attained?’ They become restless and they say, ’I have not attained anything. But is it not the truth?’ It is the truth but you are not ready for it.
A truth is truth only when you can use it. It has to be in such a way that it is helpful. Buddha has said that by ’truth’ only one thing is meant – that it works. If it works it is true, if it doesn’t work what is the meaning of calling it truth? It is inhuman. Krishnamurti’s truth has not worked. It cannot work. It can work only in a rare case. And the person with whom it can be of any use will not bother to come to Krishnamurti. Why should he bother? He can go directly. Why should he come via Krishnamurti? These people who are surrounding Krishnamurti are still in need of somebody and are still so egoistic that they cannot surrender.
So this is a good support for their ego... they need not surrender and they can have a Master. But you cannot have a Master without surrendering. Krishnamurti is a Master without disciples. Those disciples cannot surrender. His own teaching prohibits surrender. He has lived a very lonely life. And sometimes he gets very angry – angry that his whole life has been a wastage. Buddha helped thousands. Thousands became enlightened. Not only while he was alive, even when he was gone the chain continued, the silsila continued. The continuation has remained. Even now here and there a-flower blooms and bows down in deep gratitude towards Buddha – after two thousand five hundred years.
And Krishnamurti is a man of the same calibre as Buddha, is a man of the same intelligence as Buddha. Nothing is lacking. There is just this idea that the disciple need not surrender.... Even if it is a truth it is still dangerous. It has allowed only egoistic people to come around him; those who would like to surrender will not come to him because he won’t allow surrender. Those who don’t want to surrender and are still in search of a Master – they cannot depend on themselves and they cannot surrender – these people have gathered around him.
Now they are stuck. Krishnamurti is stuck with them and they are stuck with Krishnamurti.
Krishnamurti cannot say surrender.... The day Krishnamurti says surrender they will escape, because they are there only because he goes on saying there is no need to surrender to anybody. They are feeling very good, perfectly happy with this idea. Their ego need not be at stake. But nothing is happening. I have come across many – nothing is happening. They have become very, very intellectual, very refined intellectuals. They can talk a lot. They can discuss and argue a lot, but nothing has happened. No fragrance has happened. The ego won’t allow it.
You ask me: PLEASE EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FOLLOWING YOU AND SURRENDERING TO YOU. One who is following me is not with me, remember. He is maybe using me but he is not with me. He may be choosing a few things from me but HE remains the decisive factor. Deep inside he is still defending himself. He may find a few bits and pieces of wisdom but they are not going to help. They will become a philosophy.
Only those who are surrendered to me are with me. And I can only be with those who are with me. If you are not with me it is impossible for me to be with you even though I would like to be. But it is impossible. It is not possible in the nature of things. Only if you are surrendered can I be with you; only then are you available, receptive.
That’s what sannyas is all about. Drop following and move into surrender. Sannyas is surrender. The day you take sannyas, if you have really taken it from your heart, you are no more. Then you become part of me or I become part of you. Then you breathe for me or I breathe for you. then you don’t think about yourself as a separate entity. And the paradox is that you don’t become dependent. For the first time you become independent individuals – because the ego is not the thing that makes you independent; ego is a prison, an ugly prison. When the ego has gone your flame burns bright for the first time.
Source- Osho Book "Sufis: The People of the Path, Vol 1
On the path of Surrender How does the seeker come to the Right Technique out of One Hundred and Twelve Methods?
Osho on Path of Surrender
Question: On the path of Surrender How does the seeker come to the Right Technique out of One Hundred and Twelve Methods?
Osho : On the path of will there are methods – these one hundred and twelve methods. On the path of surrender, surrender itself is the method, there are no other methods – remember this. All methods are non-surrendering, because a method means depending on yourself. You can do something; the technique is there, so you do it. On the path of surrender, you are no more, so you cannot do anything. You have done the ultimate, the last: you have surrendered. On the path of surrender, surrender is the only method. All these one hundred and twelve methods require a certain will; they require something to be done by you. You manipulate your energy, you balance your energy, you create a center in your chaos. You do something. Your effort is significant, basic, required.
On the path of surrender only one thing is required – you surrender. We will go deep into these one hundred and twelve methods, so it is good to say something about surrender because it has no method. In these one hundred and twelve methods there will be nothing about surrender. Why has Shiva not said anything about surrender? Because nothing can be said. Bhairavi herself, Devi herself, has reached Shiva not through any method. She has simply surrendered. So this must be noted. She is asking these questions not for herself, these questions are asked for the whole humanity. She has attained Shiva. She is already in his lap; she is already embraced by him. She has become one with him, but still she is asking.
So remember one thing, she is not asking for herself; there is no need. She is asking for the whole humanity. But if she has attained, why is she asking Shiva? Can she herself not speak to the humanity? She has come through the path of surrender, so she doesn’t know anything about method. She herself has come through love; love is enough unto itself. Love doesn’t need anything more. She has come through love, so she doesn’t know anything about any methods, techniques That is why she is asking. So Shiva relates one hundred and twelve methods. He also will not talk about surrender because surrender is not a method really.
You surrender only when every method has become futile, when you cannot reach by any method. You have tried your best. You have knocked on every door and no door opens, and you have passed through all the routes and no route reaches. You have done whatsoever you can do, and now you feel helpless. In that total helplessness surrender happens. So on the path of surrender there is no method.
But what is surrender and how does it work? And if surrender works, then what is the need of one hundred and twelve methods? Then why go into them unnecessarily? – the mind will ask. Then okay! If surrender works, it is better to surrender. Why go on hankering after methods? And who knows whether a particular method will suit you or not? And it may take lives to find out. So it is good to surrender, but it is difficult. It is the most difficult thing in the world.
Methods are not difficult. They are easy; you can train yourself. But for surrender you cannot train yourself... no training!
You cannot ask how to surrender; the very question is absurd. How can you ask how to surrender? Can you ask how to love? Either there is love or there is not, but you cannot ask how to love. And if someone tells you and teaches you how to love, remember, then you will never be capable of love. Once a technique is given to you for love, you will cling to the technique. That is why actors cannot love. They know so many techniques, so many methods – and we are all actors. Once you know the trick how to love, then love will not flower because you can create a facade, a deception. And with the deception you are out of it, not involved. You are protected.
Love is being totally open, vulnerable. It is dangerous. You become insecure. We cannot ask how to love, we cannot ask how to surrender. It happens! Love happens, surrender happens. Love and surrender are deeply one. But what is it? And if we cannot know how to surrender, at least we can know how we are maintaining ourselves from surrendering, how we are preventing ourselves from surrendering. That can be known and that is helpful.
How is it that you have not surrendered yet? What is your technique of non-surrendering? If you have not fallen in love yet, then the real problem is not how to love. The real problem is to dig deep to find out how you have lived without love, what is your trick, what is your technique, what is your structure – your defense structure, how you have lived without love. That can be understood, and that should be understood.
First thing: we live with the ego, in the ego, centered in the ego. I am without knowing who I am. I go on announcing, ”I am.” This ”I-am-ness” is false, because I do not know who I am. And unless I know who I am, how can I say ”I”? This ”I” is a false ”I”. This false ”I” is the ego. This is the defense. This protects you from surrendering.
You cannot surrender, but you can become aware of this defense measure. If you have become aware of it, it dissolves. By and by, you are not strengthening it, and one day you come to feel, ”I am not.” The moment you come to feel ”I am not,” surrender happens. So try to find out whether you are. Really, is there any center in you that you can call your ”I”?. Go deep down within yourself, go on trying to find out where is this ”I”, where is the abode of this ego.
Rinzai went to his master and he said, ”Give me freedom!” The master said, ”Bring yourself. If you are, I will make you free. But if you are not, then how can I make you free? You are already free. And freedom,” his master said, ”is not your freedom. Really, freedom is freedom from ‘you’. So go and find out where this ‘I’ is, where you are, then come to me. This is the meditation. Go and meditate.”
So the disciple Rinzai goes and meditates for weeks, months, and then he comes. Then he says, ”I am not the body. Only this much I have found.” So the master says, ”This much you have become free. Go again. Try to find out.” Then he tries, meditates, and he finds that ”I am not my mind, because I can observe my thoughts. So the observer is different from the observed – I am not my mind.” He comes and says, ”I am not my mind.”
So his master says, ”Now you are three-fourths liberated. Now go again and find out who you are.” So he was thinking, ”I am not my body. I am not my mind.” He had read, studied, he was well informed, so he was thinking, ”I am not my body, not my mind, so I must be my soul, my ATMA.” But he meditated, and then he found that there is no atman, no soul, because this atma is nothing but your mental information – just doctrines, words, philosophies. So he came running one day and he said, ”Now I am no more!” Then his master said, ”Am I now to teach you the methods for freedom?” Rinzai said, ”I am free because I am no more. There is no one to be in bondage. I am just a wide emptiness, a nothingness.”
Only nothingness can be free. If you are something, you will be in bondage. If you are, you will be in bondage. Only a void, a vacant space, can be free. Then you cannot bind it. Rinzai came running and said, ”I am no more. Nowhere am I to be found.” This is freedom. And for the first time he touched his master’s feet – for the first time! Not actually, because he had touched them many times before also. But the master said, ”For the first time you have touched my feet.”
Rinzai asked, ”Why do you say for the first time? I have touched your feet many times.” The master said, ”But you were there, so how could you touch my feet while you were already there? While you are there how can you touch my feet?”
The ”I” can never touch anybody’s feet. Even though it apparently looks like it touches somebody’s feet, it is touching its own feet, just in a round-about way. ”You have touched my feet for the first time,” the master said, ”because now you are no more. And this is also the last time,” the master said. ”The first and the last.”
Surrender happens when you are not, so YOU cannot surrender. That is why surrender cannot be a technique. You cannot surrender – you are the hindrance. When you are not, surrender is there. So you and surrender cannot cohabit, there is no coexistence between you and surrender. Either you are or surrender is. So find out where you are, who you are. This inquiry creates many, many surprising results.
Raman Maharshi used to say, ”Inquire ‘Who am I ?’” It was misunderstood. Even his nearest disciples have not understood the meaning of it. They think that this is an inquiry to find out really. ”Who am I?” It is not! if you go on inquiring ”Who am I?” you are bound to come to the conclusion that you are not. This is not really an inquiry to find out ”Who am I?” Really, this is an inquiry to dissolve.
I have given many this technique, to inquire within ”Who am I?” Then a month or two months later, they will come to me and say, ”I have still not found ‘Who am I?’ The question is still the same; there is no answer.” So I tell them, ”Continue. Someday the answer will come.” And they hope that the answer will come. There is going to be no answer. It is only that the question will dissolve. There is not going to be an answer, that ”You are this.” Only the question will dissolve. There will be no one to ask even ”Who am I?” And then you know. When the ”I” is not, the real ”I” opens. When the ego is not, you are for the first time encountering your being. That being is void. Then you can surrender; then you have surrendered. You are surrender now. So there can be no techniques, or only negative techniques like this inquiry into ”Who am I?”
How does surrender work? If you surrender, what happens? We will come to understand how methods work. We will go deep into methods, and we will come to know how they work. They have a scientific basis of working. When you surrender you become a valley; when you are an ego you are like a peak. Ego means you are above everyone else, you are somebody. The others may recognize you, may not recognize you – that is another thing. You recognize that you are above everyone. You are like a peak; nothing can enter you.
When one surrenders, one becomes like a valley. One becomes depth, not height. Then the whole existence begins to pour into him from everywhere. He is just a vacuum, just a depth, an abyss, bottomless. The whole existence begins to pour from everywhere. You can say God runs from everywhere to him, enters him from every pore, fills him totally.
This surrender, this becoming a valley, an abyss, can be felt in many ways. There are minor surrenders; there are major surrenders. Even in minor surrenders you feel it. Surrendering to a master is a minor surrender, but you begin to feel it because the master begins to flow into you immediately. If you surrender to a master, suddenly you feel his energy flowing into you. If you cannot feel energy flowing into you, then know well you have not surrendered even in a minor way.
There are so many stories which have become meaningless for us because we do not know howthey happened. Mahakashyap came to Buddha, and Buddha just touched his head with his hand, and the thing happened. And Mahakashyap began to dance. So Ananda asked Buddha, ”What has happened to him? And I have been for forty years with you! Is he mad? Or is he just fooling others? What has happened to him? And I have touched your feet thousands and thousands of times.” Of course, to Ananda, this Mahakashyap will either look like he is mad or as if he is just deceiving. He was with Buddha for forty years, but there was a problem. He was his elder brother, Buddha’s elder brother; that was the problem.
When Ananda came to Buddha forty years before, the first thing he said to Buddha was this: ”I am your elder brother, and when you will initiate me, I will become your disciple. So allow me three things before I become your disciple, because then I cannot demand.
One, I will always be with you. Give me this promise, that you will not say to me, ‘Go somewhere else.’ I will follow you. ”Secondly, I will sleep in the same room where you sleep. You cannot say to me, ‘Go out.’ I will be with you like your shadow.
And thirdly, if I bring anyone at any time, even at midnight, you will have to answer him. You cannot say, ‘This is not the time.’ And give me these three promises while I am still your elder brother, because once I become your disciple I will have to follow you. You are still younger than me, so give me these promises.”
So Buddha promised, and this became the problem. For forty years Ananda was with Buddha, but he could never surrender, because this is not the spirit of surrender. Ananda asked many, many times, ”When am I going to attain?” Buddha said, ”Unless I die, you will not attain.” And Ananda could attain only when Buddha died.
What happened to this Mahakashyap suddenly? Is Buddha partial – partial to Mahakashyap? He is not! He is flowing, constantly flowing. But you have to be a valley, a womb, to receive him. If you are above him, how can you receive? That flowing energy cannot come to you, it will miss you. So bow down. Even in a minor surrender with a master, energy begins to flow. Suddenly, immediately, you become a vehicle of a great force. There are thousands and thousands of stories... just by a touch, just by a look, someone became enlightened. They do not appear rational to us.
How is this possible? This is possible! Even a look from the master into your eyes will change your total being, but it can change only if your eyes are just vacant, valley-like. If you can absorb the look of the master, immediately you will be different So these are minor surrenders that happen before you surrender totally. And these minor surrenders prepare you for the total surrender. Once you have known that through surrender you receive something unknown, unbelievable, unexpected, never even dreamed of, then you are ready for a major surrender. And that is the work of the master – to help you in minor surrenders so that you can gather courage for a major surrender, for a total surrender.
Source: " Book of Secrets " - Osho
29 अप्रैल 2010
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Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances known to man. This powerful and very fast acting drug is the chemical which causes addiction to cigarettes.
Effects of Nicotine: Facts
Nicotine affects many different parts of the body at the same time.
After just one puff of a cigarette it begins to act on the central nervous system, brain and other parts of the body. It actually stimulates your system, even though it makes you feel relaxed.
Nicotine affects chemicals in the brain and, after a puff, you usually feel good for a moment or two, which is why many smokers view smoking as stress relief when under pressure.
Some areas of the brain are pleasure related and when stimulated give the feeling of relaxation and reduced anxiety.
Efforts to provide treatment using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) have also lead to incidents of nicotine gum addiction and other nicotine addictions.
Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
Over time as you continue to smoke, your body learns to depend on nicotine. As a result when you stop smoking you get 'nicotine cravings' one of many different nicotine withdrawal symptoms. Cravings and withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking are a common experience. It is the way your body reacts when it stops getting nicotine and all the other chemicals in tobacco smoke.
Not every smoker is affected to the same degree. Some will experience severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms but generally the symptoms will come and go over a period of a few days and most are gone within three weeks.
Cravings. Each one lasts 3 -5 minutes, and may be strong. Over time however, cravings will happen less often. More about cravings below.
Headaches (occasional), indigestion, nausea, diarrhoea and sore throats rarely last more than four days.
Try usual over the counter remedies for these symptoms.
Insomnia and an increased tendency to dream.
Tea and coffee contain caffeine and, without nicotine (stimulant), your body absorbs much more caffeine (also a stimulant), which can make you restless, irritable and sleepless for a while.
Try drinking less tea and coffee, make your cups weaker.
Consider coffee substitutes, water, fruit juice and caffeine-free cola drinks.
Coughing most commonly caused by the cilia that line your lungs cleaning out the tar and mucus.
Irritability, depression or anxiety are closely connected to the physical action of nicotine leaving your body and will lessen over one to three weeks.
Increased appetite and possible weight gain.
Tiredness and lack of concentration.
Try and relax more during the first few weeks any tiredness will pass.
Take a break from what your doing and take a short walk if possible to help concentration.
The first few days after you quit can be the hardest. The most problematic symptom tends to be cravings. Few smokers quit without getting cravings. If you want to succeed you must learn to get through them. The following tips should help:
Confront cravings head on and learn to 'overcome the urge to smoke at will through sheer determination'.
The choice to quit smoking and the responsibility for not smoking is yours alone.
Cravings only last 3- 5 minutes and they WILL subside. Once the urge to smoke has gone your resolve will strengthen.
Focus on the reasons you decided to quit. Take a look at your quitting plan.
Take 3 or 4 deep breaths. Breathe in slowly through the nose and fill your lungs, then breathe out again slowly through the mouth.
Drink water. Sip it slowly and try to savour the taste. This will also help to satisfy any increased appetite.
Keep busy. Take your mind off smoking by going for a walk, doing an odd job around the home or in the garden or call a friend or relative on the phone
If you have been making notes so far, developing your quitting plan, think about cravings and withdrawal symptoms for a moment or two. Picture a scenario when you have desperately wanted to smoke. If that were to occur once you stop what would you do?
Make a note of what you plan to do to deal with cravings. Maybe something like:
"When I get a strong craving I am going to occupy myself for 5 minutes by manicuring my nails".
Write it down on your list and number it "3".
Home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Nicotine addiction may include:
Brahmi and jatamamsi herb-substituted cigarettes
Brahmi ghee through the nasal route (nasya)
Taper off the addictive substance
28 अप्रैल 2010
The report says, millions of cricket fans would have been troubled by Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s slightly erratic form in the ongoing IPL-3, but the source of his discomfiture could well have been an astrologer, sources have revealed.
The captain of Chennai Super Kings ( CSK), the report says, has seemingly been rendered “ powerless” by the team owner N. Srinivasan’s belief in the occult, sources said.
Srinivasan, who is the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) and the managing director of the Chennai- headquartered India Cements, runs all his businesses, including the IPL team, based on the advice of Vastu Venkatesan, a leading astrologer and Vastu consultant based in Chennai.
With an annual salary of close to Rs 2 crore, Vastu Venkatesan is extremely close to Srinivasan and has been allegedly nicknamed Shakuni – a cunning advisor to the Kauravas in the Indian epic Mahabharata, who conspires to defeat the Pandavas in a game of dice.
Sources close to the CSK team said Vastu was introduced to Srinivasan by Krishnamachari Srikkanth, former India batsman and the current chairman of the BCCI selection committee. Srikkanth is also CSK’s brand ambassador. “ Srikkanth relies heavily on Venkatesan’s advice,” sources said.
They added that in every match that CSK played at their home ground in Chepauk, Chennai, Venkatesan’s deputy would draw a tantric triangle outside the boundary line as a good omen for the team.
“He also drew a similar triangle before the crucial match at Dharmasala against Kings XI Punjab, which Chennai eventually won.”
On Sunday morning at 10 am, in order to propitiate the gods before the final match, Venkatesan will be doing a “ havan” at Coromandel Towers, the headquarters of India Cements in Chennai, the Mail Today report said.
According to sources, Venkatesan’s influence over Srinivasan and the team has risen to such an extent that he decides who should be included in the playing XI and also, shockingly, the batting order. Dhoni himself was told to bat at various positions throughout the tournament, sources said, even though he was successful at Nos 5 and 6 in the first two matches.
The decision to open the bowling with off spinner R. Ashwin — thought to be a strategic masterstroke by Dhoni — was also allegedly dictated by Venkatesan, as was the decision to bowl Muttiah Muralitharan’s full four overs quota in all the 11 matches he played.
Luckily for CSK, Ashwin’s promotion worked wonders for the team. According to insiders, Venkatesan even decides Dhoni should bat or field if he wins the toss. Though Venkatesan is over the moon when Chennai wins, sources said he comes up with inane explanations for the team’s loss.
“ On one occasion, he said the team lost because someone had parked his car on the western side of the stadium,” an insider said. “ To this, our team owner just nodded his head in agreement.
It would interesting to know what reason he will come up with if our team loses in the final on Sunday.” Sources said that, “ Dhoni has little or no say in team strategy matters and is made to appear as just another more player in the Chennai Super Kings team. Though he is the captain of India, we have heard he is dejected and will not stay with this team after this season.”
But that is easier said than done. Dhoni, if he defies the astrologer and quits the team, stands to lose the huge prize money that he commands at present — a cool $ 1.5 million for the first three seasons, which will only go up next year when all players will be re- auctioned.
Since Srinivasan is slated to be BCCI president later this year, defying him and Srikkanth could also mean he would be gambling on his captain status in the national team.
Former BCCI president A. C. Muthiah admits that Venkatesan was introduced to him by Srikkanth. However, when Muthiah’s camp was defeated in the BCCI elections and Srinivasan joined the cricket administration, Srikkanth switched his allegiance to the India Cements boss and introduced Venkatesan to him.
Srinivasan’s meteoric rise coincided with this introduction, and as a result, his belief in Venkatesan grew.
He was made chairman of the powerful finance committee when Jagmohan Dalmiya became BCCI president. Later, Srinivasan, joined hands with Maharashtra strongman Sharad Pawar and defeated Dalmiya in the next elections.
It was then that Srinivasan was appointed BCCI secretary. Sources close to the CSK team said that Venkatesan, due to his proximity with Muthiah, knew his weak points so well that he could advise Srinivasan against him.
Who is Vaastu Venkatesan? This is what the vedic-academy website says about him:
K. Venkatesan, PhD
K. Venkatesan, M.Tech., PhD, is an Engineering consultant, Vasati expert, Vedic Astrologer and a Gem advisor.
He studied Electrical Engineering at the Madras University and earned his Masters degree in Remote Sensing from Anna University.
He has been awarded numerous awards ,titles and honors for his knowledge and expertise in the field .
But more importantly, Dr. Venkatesan who has a distinguished lineage and is a descendent of the famous Abirami Bhattar, and Chandrikanandanatha Swamigal , regarded as major saints in South India, is uniquely placed to disseminate Vedic learning.
As is well known, Vedic knowledge, unlike other subjects, is one primarily mastered through the transmission of learning from generation to generation, usually through direct oral teaching from parents to children.
As a descendant of the legendary Bhattar, Venkatesan has been the recipient of Vedic shastric learning, thus Vaastu, Vedic astrology and other Vedic knowledge forms a natural part of his own geneological background.
Dr. Venkatesan is the Chairman of the nodal agencies Vasati Foundation and Cosmic Foundation in India.(Source: google,news,google image)
8 अप्रैल 2010
Surya Namaskar is experienced on three levels . body, mind and intellect. The practice of Surya Namaskar is a sort of training to your body mind and soul (Pradnya). It works with equal force on these three aspects. It gives us physical and mental health with sharp intellect.
Only 35 to 40% of your muscles are used in daily activities. Rest of the muscles remain inactive. Surya Namaskar is a physical exercise where almost 95% to 97% of your muscles are switched on to active mode. They remain active, hours ahead during the day, till you recharge them the next morning.
While performing Surya Namaskar the breathing exercise (Pranayam) gives more oxygen to your lungs. The rhythm of breathing becomes heavy with vitality. Each breath becomes deep and clear. It carries more oxygen to the parts of your body.
The vital points (The Chakras) in the body get charged. The Surya-Tej in these Chakras gets enlightened with the thought and sight of the Sun God.
Early morning is the best time .
Follow the body postures in each step very scrupulously. If it is not possible for you at the beginning you are free to make some minor changes, here and there, for the time being. But your final aim is to attain the perfect position.
Each movement of the Asana should be divided into parts and performed gracefully.
While performing the Asanas keep your belly and hip part loose. Get the feel of the stretch and strain at the particular part of the body. The rest of the body should be free of muscle tension.
Go slow. Slow speed is for SharirShuddhi ? for cleansing the body of all sorts of toxins, fats, unwanted secretions and for restoring health. Each movement of the Asana should be graceful. Use all your physical ability to experience the stretch and strain on your body while performing the Asana
There are twelve steps in Surya Namaskar. You can count five seconds for each step of the Surya Namaskar. It means that one Surya Namaskar goes for one minute (and a bit more). This is the normal speed to perform twelve Asana / one Surya Namaskar. This speed ensures SharirVruddhi ? stedy progress in overall health and happiness. At the beginning, of course, you have to go very slow.
You can gain perfection in the Surya Namaskar after a long and steady practice. Be patient. Maintain slow and steady progress everyday to reach to the right posture of the Asana. Be one with the art. The Sun God will take you to the path of progress.
It is said that twenty-four Surya Namaskar, if done properly, are equal to five hundred sit-ups / pull-ups. It may be a statement of exaggeration. But it is worth to experience the physical fitness that you attain after you start practising Surya Namaskar. At the beginning of the practice, one Surya Namaskar consumes 02.30 KCL. This exercise burns out a lot of calories and reduces body mass and body weight.
If your physical capacity is to perform twelve Surya Namaskar at a time, perform only five. Give importance to use all the physical abilities to perform each and every Asana of Surya Namaskar.
The seven Chakras (the vital points), in your boy govern every of your activity. They motivate you to act, give ability to perform the act and get the action done. Doctors also give prime importance, directly or indirectly, to these vital points while treating a patient. Overall heath and strength is restored through Surya Namaskar.
Persons suffering from slip-disk, arthritis, heart attack etc including pregnant women are suggested to take medical opinion before they start the practice of Surya Namaskar.
If your breathing goes fast while practising Surya Namaskar, either take some rest or stop performing more Surya Namaskar for the day.
After the practice of Surya Namaskar is over you better lay down in Shawasan / Yoga Nidra for some time.
Surya Namaskar provides all of the key health benefits of yoga in a very succinct package. It is a holistic exercise that provides physical health benefits, but also mental or emotional as well as spiritual benefits. The obvious advantage of Surya Namaskar is the workout it provides for the muscles, but it also benefits joints, ligaments and the skeletal system by improving posture, flexibility and balance.
In addition to these physical benefits, Surya Namaskar practice stimulates and conditions virtually every system in the body. It is good for the heart and stimulates the cardiovascular system. It oxygenates the blood and helps strengthen the heart. Surya Namaskar is good for the digestive system and the nervous system. It stimulates the lymphatic system and supports respiratory system health, as well.
Practicing Surya Namaskar also benefits the Endocrine system and enables the various endocrinal glands to function properly. These include the thyroid, parathyroid and pituitary glands as well as the adrenal gland, testes and ovaries.
Like most forms of exercise, Surya Namaskar provides mental benefits to regular practitioners. You will feel wonderful after performing the Sun Salutation. It is relaxing and rejuvenating, and tension, stress and anxiety melt away as you perform Surya Namaskar.
Surya Namaskar is an excellent alternative to caffeine and other stimulants. If you suffer from insomnia or sleep disturbances, you will find practicing Surya Namaskar aids in helping you fall asleep without the need for depressants.
With regular practice, Surya Namaskar is an excellent way to manage stress and alleviate depression. You will expend a tremendous amount of energy as you move through the two sets of poses. Surya Namaskar teaches you to concentrate, and learning to achieve the poses is incredibly gratifying.
7 अप्रैल 2010
According to the Vedic philosophy of Karma (action), whatever goodness or badness, positivist or negativity, happiness or unhappiness, success or failure, pleasure or pain, prosperity or adversity we come across in our life, it is the result of our own past actions or karma. A yagya is the most auspicious remedial action to counteract past negative karma or to create positive karma for the future.
A yagya is the chanting of specific Vedic Mantras and Homa by professionally trained and dedicated Vedic Pundits. A strong Vedic principle about yagyas is “the more done, the more benefits we will receive”.
. Daily pooja / Yagya which are done in various temples are not specific and can not serve purpose of individuals as all mantras chanted there are in general like prayers onl
“Devam Bhuttva Devam Yejat”
This is the ultimate feeling of a Person who performing yagya. Some ritual and basic principle have been established by our Rishis for performing any yagya which is performed by Nyas, Paranayan, etc already well decided by Maha Rishis and this performance ultimately attach the “Soul” of the performer with the “Super Soul” and that gives results and eliminates all the pathos for which it is done.
The person of which yagya is performed is also supposed to be involved in a yagya till it performed wherever he/she may be. He/she has to spend his time by abstaining from all the evils by spiritual meditation. That moment of spiritual Paramanand is felt the blessing of almighty.
Yagya is the process of the One (Devata) being invoked, and then the Sankalp being introduced, and brought out into relative world. It is the process of the one becoming manifest to a point value of life.
One has to understand that the Person does not “physical" connect to the person. That the Person connects to the Devata level of life and by the correctness of the mantras, together with the offerings, along with one pointed concentration, the results manifest.
No physical or emotional connection is there. The person sponsoring the yagya gets the benefits, because of the Oneness of the Devata is in the field of Unity of all life. That person has made the Sankalp and the offerings, so if the yagya is performed correctly, with one pointed concentration (transcendence) then the results will be there. The results unfold over time, persons look back and see the changes. They have to work with the yagya, however, and realize that the yagya will enhance whatever self efforts they are doing.
For a remedy purpose Yagya is most influential. There are three energy sources in this universe - Light, Sound & Magnet. Light is very good system but it has limitation; it can't reach beyond the wall or a non-transparent medium. Magnet is also very effective but it needs a metallic-medium to pass it's energy through. But the sound is everywhere reachable that's why it has been used most. As Mantra is based on sound system, it guarantees the best effect of Yagya.
Difference between puja and yagya :-
A Puja is a ritual where of course mantra is also recited and fire sacrifice is also done, but all are voluntarily. It means you are not bound by the regulations and the quantity of mantras. You can chant a mantra either 108 times or 125000 times, you are not bounded to do an amount. Moreover, Puja is mostly done for general development and to be prosperous in future and for spiritual development. It thas no certain target or expectation.
Yagya has certain target and certain procedure which must be completed exactly to get the result. The result of Yagya is mostly experienceable and definite. You do a Yagya for a particular purpose and the Pandits are bounded with the rules of Yagya. The Mantra quantity is very high and is a must.
Technically a Puja can be understood as a vaccination to prevent a future disease which may appear after 10-20 years. And a Yagya is like a surgery or operation that needs to be done immediately for survival or for achieving succeses. You can't expect a particular result after doing a Puja while with Yagya you can expect it. A Puja is normally 2-3% part of a Yagya.
6 अप्रैल 2010
2 अप्रैल 2010
मेरे गुरुदेव स्वामी चिन्मय योगी जी का अपने गुरु भगवान् श्री रजनीश (ओशो ) से 1979 से 1987 के बीच जीवंत गुरु शिष्य संपर्क रहा था . इस जीवंत भावपूर्ण और भक्ति आशीष से भरे सम्बन्ध के प्रमाण है उनके बीच के पत्र संवाद .
भगवान् श्री रजनीश के पत्रों की विशिष्टता शैली और महत्ता अपने आप में एक मिशाल है .
प्रेमी मित्रों को मै अपने गुरु स्वामी चिन्मय योगी जी को भगवान् श्री रजनीश के द्वारा भेजे गए प्रेम सन्देश के जाग्रत जीवंत अंश पोस्ट लिख रहा हूँ .
शुरूवात का आमंत्रण
प्रिय बोस जी १०-४-७८
प्रेमआपका भावभरा पत्र मिला . धन्यवाद .
भगवान् श्री के उपलब्ध साहित्य का सूची पत्र भेजा जा रहा है .
आप जो पुस्तकें मँगाना चाहे ,सूचित करें .
प्रभु श्री के आशीष
माँ योग लक्ष्मी
प्रिय मित्र १७-११-७८
आपका भाव भरा पूर्ण पत्र मिला .
आप यहाँ शिविर में आयें .शिविर की सूचना सलंग्न है .
और अब संन्यास में छलांग लेने की तैयारी करे .
आपका रुपये २४ का M.O. संन्यास पत्रिका हेतु मिल गया है
प्रभु श्री के आशीष
माँ योग लक्ष्मी
हमारे गुरु देव रजत बोस जी भगवान् श्री के कुछ प्रयोग कर रहे थे घर में पर संन्यास और वो भी रजनीश का 1978 में .आप सोचते रहे
प्रिय मित्र २४-१२-७८
आपका M.O. व पत्र मिले .
पत्रिकाएँ आपको भेजी जा चुकी है
संन्यास हिंदी का नव. दिस. अंक भी सभी सदस्यों को पिछले सप्ताह भेज दिया गया है .
1979 की डायरी (अंग्रेजी में ) में भगवान् की जीवनी संक्षेप ने छपी है तथा आश्रम कम्यून आदि की भी सूचना छपी है .आप चाहें तो मंगा सकते है .मूल्य है रुपये 75.00 .
"अभी परमात्मा उपलब्ध है ,देरी करना ठीक नहीं ."
यदि भाव हो तो अभी -२ शिविर में आयें .
प्रभु श्री के आशीष
माँ योग लक्ष्मी
रजनीश जी के ओर से इस प्रकार का आमंत्रण दुर्लभ है .गुरुदेव रजत बोस जी सोचते रहे
प्रिय रजत जी 4-1-79
आपका पत्र मिला .
आपका भाव स्वाभाविक है .
अगर भगवान् के भारत छोड़ने का इशारा दुखदायी है तो मित्रों के साथ मिलकर सरकार को अपील अपनी ओर से करें .
जानकारी के लिए Press Release भेज रहे है .
"और अच्छा होगा अब आप यहाँ आयें" .
"संन्यास की तैयारी भी करें ".
"सोचते सोचते तो आदमी जीवन को चुक जाता है"
प्रभु श्री के आशीष
माँ योग लक्ष्मी
इतना जब गुरु ने सन्देश भिजवाया तब कंही जाकर हमारे गुरुदेव श्री रजत बोस जी पूना आश्रम जा कर १३ जनवरी १९७९ को संन्यास भगवान् श्री से लिया . ओशो ने उन्हें संन्यास नाम स्वामी चिन्मय योगी दिया . इस के बारे में गुरु देव कहते है
"भगवान श्री का स्पर्श मेरे जीवन के रूपांतरण की सबसे बड़ी घटना है "
"गुरु से सन्यस्त होना नए जीवन में प्रवेश है यही है द्विज होना "
It is necessary to remember that the mind at any rate in its normal state is NEVER FOR ONE MOVEMENT UNOCCUPIED.
At every moment of time, worldly objects are seeking to influence it.
Only those actually do so, to which the mind , in its faculty as manas gives attention.
In one of the tantrik texts the manas is aptly spoken of as a doorkeeper who lets some enter and keeps other outside, for this reson it is called SANKALPAVIKALPATAMKA ; that is it selects (samkalpa) some things which the senses to it and rejects (vikalpa) others.
If the manas attends to the sensation demanding entrance it is admitted and passed on to the buddhi and not otherwise.
So the Brihadaranyaka Upnished says " My manas was elsewhere and therefore i did not hear."
This is the secret of endurence of pain which not only the matyrs and the witches knew but some other who have suffered lesser pain when the sensation is passed on to the buddhi as also when the letter acts upon the material of remembered percepts, there is formed in the buddhi a virriti.
The letter is the modification of the mind into the form of perceived object. Unless a man is a siddhayogi is is not possible to avoid the formation if mental virriti.
The object, therefore, of sadhana is firstly to take attention away from undesirable object in their stead. For the mind must fed on something.The object is ISTHDEVATA .
When the sadhaka fully sincerly and deeply contemplets and worship his isthadevata his mind is formed into a virriti in the form of the Devata.
As the letter is all purity , the mind which contemplation it , iS during , and the depth of such contempletion pure.
By prolonged and repeated worship the mind become naturally pure and itself tends to reject all impure action.
What to other os a source of impurity is pure. Things are not impure. It is the impure mind which makes them so.
He learn to see that everything and act are to the menifestation of the DIVINE. He who realises consiousness in all objects no longer has desires therefore.
This apllies to all the rituals of sadhana and aimed to attain such pure states.
1 अप्रैल 2010
मंत्र जाप को नए साधक को उच्चारण करके यानि बोलकर जाप करना चाहिए .
इसका सिद्दांत है की भौतिक लाभ के लिए वाचिक जाप और आध्यात्मिक लाभ के लिए मानसिक जाप करना चाहिए . अब हम सांसारिक लोगों को वाचिक जाप ही फायेदा देगा .
एक मन्त्र की एक माला प्रतिदिन जाप पर्याप्त है .
मन्त्र जाप के लिए चार प्रमुख बातें पंडित रमेश चन्द्र श्रीवास्तव जी के अनुसार :
१- मन्त्र का शुद्ध होना
२- उच्चारण का शुद्ध होना
३;स्थूल से सूक्ष्म की ओर जाना
४: बाहय से आंतरिक चेतना का जागरण
"मन नात त्रायते इति मन्त्र " इसलिए साधकों मन के सुधार के लिए मन्त्र जाप करें
The mind dominated by matter then regulated in matter consiously releses itself to firstwork through matter then against matter then raising above matter it at length enters the supreme state in which all tha antithesis of matter and spirit have goan.
There are psycological principles on which sadana is based and these are key to an understanding of the extraordinary complexity and varity of actual ritual detail. There are application of these principle in all form of common and complex worship.
It is recognise in the first place that mind and body mutually react upon ane another. Therefore be a physical sadhana as a groundwork of the mental sadhana to follow.
India has for ages recognised what is now becoming genarally admitted namely that not only health but clarity of mind, character,deposition and morals are affected by the nurishment ,excercise, and genral treatment of the body.