Philosophy of the Masters
& Meditation Training

Monday at 17h30

Classes in Vedantic philosophy and meditation practice, either presented as a formal lesson or as a question-and-answer session, where all spiritual/religious inquiries are welcome.

What is the Mystic Philosophy of the Masters?

Subjects expounded in the Mystic Philosophy of the Masters includes:

Cosmogony

  • Formation and dissolution of the universe.
  • Aeons and ages of manifestation and dissolution of the universe.
  • The advaita vedantist’s assertion of the oneness of God.
  • Manifestation by the Light, also known as the Word; Name of God; Nam; Shabd; Holy/Christ Spirit; First & Only-begotten Son of the Father; Saguna Brahman; Isvara; Ringing Radiance; and numerous other appellations.
  • Formation of three grand divisions of the universe —
    1. Spiritual region: the celestial spheres of divine contemplation;
    2. Spiritual-mental region: the heavens referred to in scriptures;
    3. Mental-material region: the physical planes of the universe.
  • Manifest states and rounds of evolution caused and sustained by the Radiant Word.
  • Mahakalpas and kalpas within a mahakalpa; mahayugas and yugas within a mahayuga: Kali, Dvapara, Treta and Satya.

Evolution

  • Spirit — Atman — the intelligent principle — responding to the Word.
  • Stages of evolution: mechanical and kama-manasic.
  • Progress through life-forms, races nations and cultures.
  • Pre-human and post-human life.
  • Esoteric caste-consciousness.

Constitution of the Human Soul

  • Causal and other bodies
  • The pranamayakosha and the aura
  • The energy reticulation of nadis.
  • Chakras and their corresponding glandular and nerve plexi.
  • The Sahasrara, Ajna and Lalana chakras, and their relationship.
  • The pineal gland and the “third eye.”
  • Kundalini.
  • The mystery of sleep and vitality, and astral projection.

Dharma and Karma

  • Vasanas and samskaras
  • Sincita, prarabda, and agami or kriyaman karma.
  • The karmas which bind us to the wheel of rebirth: the relationship between motive, guilt and karmic consequences.
  • Primordial perversity and aberration perpetuated: the ongoing fallen state.
  • Clouded perception, insecurity, compensating errors, and inability to transcend the karmic imperative of reincarnation.

Life After, Between and Before Incarnation

  • Self-judgement, and the effects of guilt.
  • Akashic record and pre-birth awareness of prarabda karma.

Life After Rebirth

  • Continuation of the evolution struggle.
  • Diseases and misfortune: psychosomatic self-sentencing, self-cleansing and self-forgiveness.
  • The Sermon on the Mount — a treatise on karma by the master Jesus.

The Celestial and Heavenly Hierarchy

  • The supreme Absolute, and the concept of the Logos.
  • Archangels, rishis, angels, guardians, guides, and nature spirit helpers.

Sadhana — Spiritual Curriculum

Guru-Disciple Relationship

  • Why a guru is necessary.
  • Recognition of souls who are ready for initiation and guidance.
  • Requirements for initiation: sincerity; reverence; preparatory understanding; vows to be taken; et cetera.
  • The secret meditation technique imparted at initiation.
  • Samyama, and the guru’s esoteric guidance and protection.

Sadhana

  • Sanatana Dharma and its esoteric applied spiritual science of Yoga.
  • The overlapping and merging practices, incorporated ahimsa, seva, prayer, japa, contemplation and meditation, of Hatha & Tantra: Yama; niyama; asana; pranamaya; pratyhara; dharana; dhyana; samadhi.
  • Hatha: Asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, and mudra
  • Tantra: Japa, pranayama, pratyhara, dharana, dhyana and Samadhi.

Esoteric Training and Development

  • Reticence, silence and secrecy.
  • Occult and mystical experiences.
  • The psychological effects of ritual.

Effects of Sadhana

  • Raising of Kundalini Sakti and expansion of consciousness.
  • Instinct, intuition, inspiration, telepathy, spiritual discernment and direct perception.
  • Clairsentiences, siddhis & vibhutis (psychic faculties & mediumship).
  • How the master extricates the soul from the entrapment in the wheel of rebirth, via meditation by the method revealed at initiation.

Pitfalls and Perils

  • Secret disobedience to the guru.
  • The dangers of egotistical motives and secret ambition.
  • Exploitation of personal impurities and susceptibilities by demons.
  • Protection afforded by unselfishness, self-honesty, sincerity, purity, high-mindedness and fearlessness.

Information for Initiates

  • Methods of bodily, mental and psychic attack by asuras and demons.
  • Psychic self-defence: the detection, countering and avoidance of occult pathology and criminality.

The Sacred Meditation Technique of Masters and Mystics

  • The first, outer stage of meditation procedure, taught to all every week.

“Having attended the Sivananda School of Yoga for close to 35 years, I have managed to find the spiritual growth that I needed and am striving towards gaining more. “

“Daily meditation has changed my way of relating to the world. I also feel more peaceful and accepting.”

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