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By Alanna Kaivalya

The chant and kirtan (call-and-response devotional chants) of yoga perform occasionally get brief shrift within the West simply because they aren’t good understood. those chants are an essential component of such a lot each jap religious perform simply because they're designed to supply entry into the psyche whereas their underlying mythology is helping us know how our psychology impacts lifestyle. Sacred Sound stocks the myths at the back of the mantras, illuminating their that means and placing their energy and practicality within sight of each practitioner. each one mantra and kirtan comprises the Sanskrit, the transliteration, and the interpretation. transparent retellings of the pertinent myths spotlight modern day purposes in order that readers notice their very own own connection to the perform. Alanna Kaivalya has subtle her educating over a decade with tens of millions of various viewers contributors. Her specified and well known method of human connection and self-knowledge turns a time-tested culture right into a flexible and powerful device.

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The analogy between its illusions and that of the man when seen by a Master, is very close. But we know that the life of the cell is merely a centre of expression of the life of the body−−that its consciousness is merely a part of the consciousness of the mind animating the body. The cell will die and apparently perish, but the essence of it will remain in the life of the person whose body it occupied, and nothing really dies or perishes. Would the cell feel any less real if it knew that behind its Personality as a cell, there was the Individuality of the Man−−that its Real Self was the Man, not the cell?

_ This is the point where the Reasoning Mind of Man has come to a sense of Agreement with the Highest Yogi Teachings. Let us now pass on to the Teachings themselves−−let us listen to The Message of Truth. " As we stated in the lessons referred to, we incline to that school of the Higher Teachings, which holds that the "Why" of the Infinite Manifestation must, of necessity, rest with the Infinite alone, and that the finite mind cannot hope to answer the question. We hold that in all the Universal Mind, or in any of its Mind Manifestations, there is to be found no answer to this question!

At any rate, the cell manifests capacity for thought, action and memory−−and a number of secondary attributes quite wonderful in the way. ) Each cell might well consider itself as a separate individual−−in a certain sense it does. It has a certain degree of something akin to consciousness, enabling it to perform its work correctly and properly, and is called upon at times to manifest something like judgment. It may well be excused for thinking of itself as a "person" having a separate life. The analogy between its illusions and that of the man when seen by a Master, is very close.

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