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THE MESSAGE OF THE MICROCHAKRAS by Jack Begg 

Revelation is not limited by time. Even in our modern age, there are those intuitive sages who, having done sufficient spiritual work, are able to observe their own subtle anatomy and reveal the unknown. Shyam Bhatnagar is one such sage.

In 1966, on a pilgrimage in the Himalayas, Shyamji sat outside a temple to meditate and had a vision of his own chakras. Whirling streams of light emanated throughout his subtle body and he saw photons of kaleidoscopic colors flowing from his hands. A year later, in his New York City apartment, he lapsed into a trance state of awareness and wrote automatically for five hours before falling asleep on his writing pad. When he awoke he discovered that he had identified and described 147 microchakras within the classical chakra system: seven microchakras for the seven chakras of the right subtle energy channel, seven for the seven of the left channel, and seven for the seven of the central channel. These subdivisions had never before been revealed. Shyamji has spent the rest of his life refining his knowledge of the microchakras and using this knowledge to help others. READ MORE...

 

MASTERS OF THE MIND
by LInda Holt, Yoga Journal

 Thoughts and feelings are all based on sound. In mantra we use the audible sound to tune into our own silent sound, that is the function of mantra. In Sanskrit, an ancient language of India, manna means 'mind', and 'man' is a being who has a mind, and mind is restless by nature. Until all seven chakra minds reach a level of contentment, this restlessness is not going to go away.

Mantras are designed so that, temporarily, any chakra mind can experience a sense of gratitude, so that this restlessness stops for a time and you can be spared to meditate for a while. Then when your meditation is over, you can tell from the first thought that comes to you which chakra mind your awareness has been pushed into. But you have to be able to look at yourself objectively to do this, and it is a difficult task without a teacher who has been able to do it for him or herself. READ MORE...

 

DO WE HAVE TO LEAVE THE WORLD FOR SPIRITUAL DEVOLOPMENT?

Interview with Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar

Question: Do we have to leave the world for spiritual development?

Answer: That depends.

PEOPLE ASSOCIATE THE WORD SPIRITUAL WITH RELIGION.

The true meaning of the word spiritual is ‘that which is connected to breath’ (from the Latin spiritos). Most people have priorities: health, work, family, social roles, a focus on personal creativity or philosophical questions such as “Who am I?” Socrates said, “Know thyself.” There is a spiritual program for all types of people.Question: Do we have to leave the world for spiritual development?Answer: That depends.

 

Question: Do we have to leave the world for spiritual development?
Answer: That depends.
PEOPLE ASSOCIATE THE WORD SPIRITUAL WITH RELIGION.

The true meaning of the word spiritual is ‘that which is connected to breath’ (from the Latin spiritos). Most people have priorities: health, work, family, social roles, a focus on personal creativity or philosophical questions such as “Who am I?” Socrates said, “Know thyself.” There is a spiritual program for all types of people. READ MORE...