Ancient Knowledge Of Sri Anandamayi Ma

In recognizing the eternal unconditioned awareness that is our true self, we unlock the door to the infinite, the eternal, the divine, the very essence of timeless teachings…in doing so, we may just discover the boundless wisdom that is our own fundamental nature waiting to be unveiled.

Anandamayi Maa

Key Principles
1. Inquiry into the nature of the self
2. Embracing the totality of life
3. Awakening of subtle energies
4. Devotion and surrender
5. Living with simplicity and focus

Other quotes:
“This body has lived with father, mother, husband, and all. This body has served the husband, so you may call it a wife. It has prepared dishes for all, so you may call it a cook. It has done all sorts of scrubbing and menial work, so you can call it a servant, but if you look at the thing from another standpoint, you will realize that this body has served none but God, for when I served my father, mother, husband, others, I simply considered them as other manifestations of the eternal, and served them as such. When I sat down to prepare food, I did in spirit of divine service. Hence, I was not quite worldly, though always engaged in household affairs. I had but one ideal to serve all as Pure Awareness, to do everything for the sake of Pure Awareness..”

A history definitely worth watching, of profound awareness we are not normally exposed to (without seeking). Perhaps this is because of her gender and the fact her teachings can lead us to the ultimate freedom that already lies within each of us, under layers of self inflicted and misguided (no matter how well or ill intended) false distractions that lay over the true nature of the path of enlightened living. Consciousness REMAINS as a continuous entity. there is no transformation of consciousness. but only a manifestation of consciousness into several individual units that one calls life & universe. with rigor, one would get to the knowledge that “I am not this body” and “I am not in this world, but the world IS I “, for without my existence of “I”, the world ceases to exist. When one is pure consciousness, there is none to feel the bliss.

Silence is an expression of this universal truth.

Working with Fear

The Buddha said there is nothign to fear

Rev. Meian Ebert, Shasta Abbey
We watched  Working with Fear – Rev, Meian Ebert, Shasta Abbey

All fears culiminate in the fear of death. This is our spiritual journey, remembering our true nature to be eternal – this body and mind made of 5 elements reverts to those 5 elements. What is the common component in fear regardless of what is causing it? Air and Ether element are agitated – signs and symptoms are of vitiated vata per the ancient teachings of Ayurveda.

The power of Fearless mudra (Abhya mudra), the context of where where hold fear in our body per the yogic teachings of the chakra system, the chakra of fear – Swadhisthana – also representing the water element in our body, is the fight and flight response – sweat and water and fire express. We call it stress in modern terms.

Aloneness to Oneness

Becoming your own therapist means examining your own mental attitudes and understanding the nature of your own mind (your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors). Understanding the nature of your own mind allows you to control your mind naturally, without needing to push or force it…

This involves being aware of your internal world and recognizing the patterns and habits that shape your mind…you can cultivate a more positive and compassionate mindset, greater self-awareness and
inner peace.

Lama Yeshe
We watched | ALONENESS TO ONENESS – Life Changing Spiritual Documentary Film on Non-duality  Todd Perelmuter

Only 5% of the stuff in our universe is made up of normal matter, but that is where most of us put 100% of our focus and attention. This creates an illusion of separateness where we believe we are alone and that when our material body dies, that’s the end. We even call this stuff “matter” because we believe it is all that matters. But, the other 95% of stuff in our universe is made up of energies and a mysterious dark matter, which actually govern our universe, our bodies, our experiences and our lives. This non-material universe can also be called the spiritual universe. As we tap into this spiritual dimension, we start to see how all things are connected, we see relationships, we feel energies, we sense intuition, and we discover the true nature of our mind. Todd Perelmuter takes us on a spiritual journey, from Aloneness to Oneness, where borders and barriers disappear, and open hearts and open minds take hold. It takes us to a place where anger, greed, hatred and fear cease to be, and only love, joy, peace and gratitude remain. Todd Perelmuter studied meditation and mindfulness from world-renowned teachers around the world for over 9 years. Upon his return to the States, he created EastWesticism, a nonprofit dedicated to helping everyone reach their highest potential and lead a peaceful, calm, and stress-free life. 

Our pure conscious awareness are similar in that nothing can alter those states you can never freeze space or burn space or alter space in any way it’s eternal and unchanging this is the nature of our true selves the realization comes that it’s not your life you can’t possess something you are you are life all the knowledge and wisdom is in each and every one of us you don’t have to read any book or belong to any religion this is a universal and available to everyone way of living never forget that every moment is a miracle you know that’s that’s the goal of spirituality is to never forget that death is the beginning of the last great adventure and exploration of humanity it’s every person gets to go explore this thing that no living person knows about death and of itself is a beautiful process it’s it’s like being born death is the great equalizer no matter
how rich or how poor we’re all going to that same direction everybody lives on through
life living on we’re all the same life force energy and that that’ll go on forever
life will go on experiencing the universe as the universe intended we’ve all been everybody and we’ll all be everybody it’s about enjoying the good times
while they’re here and knowing they won’t last and when the bad times come
imagine a movie where the camera is shaking all the time it would be the worst movie you’ve ever seen you could barely focus on anything that’s going on and you’d probably walk out in five minutes stillness is everything an opportunity to observe our chaotic mind and allow it to settle down no matter what else is happening to you …. more in the video…

What is in the gap between the thoughts?

Glimpses of love and joy or brief moments of deep peace are possible whenever a gap occurs in the stream of thought. For most people, such gaps happen rarely and only accidentally, in moments when the mind is rendered “speechless,” sometimes triggered by great beauty, extreme physical exertion, or even great danger. Suddenly, there is inner stillness.
And within that stillness there is a subtle but intense joy, there is love, there is peace.

Eckhart Tolle
We watched   What is in the gap between the thoughts? | Shiva Rudra

Gap between two thoughts – continuing to explore AKASHA (close translation is space that is not empty, it is also matter).

We explored the “gap” between two thoughts, the underlying teaching pointing to our true nature: A compilation of quotes expressing this very teaching,,,that which we get a glimpse of, that which we rest in, that which is our true nature..the background of awareness/: the canvas upon which life expresses and paints itself p the dance of life that may take us to experience the peak potnetial of our senses. No matter what, nothing can violate our true nature – remembering to stay in this gap is our spiritual journey – from matter back to consciousness, back to matter. Existence expeirencing itself.

Guided Meditation to Relax, Rejuvenate & Reform

With the practice of Yoga Nidra, every day you will become more sensitive to tension, and every day you will be better able to drop it.

Annie Payson Call, Power through Repose, Training for Rest

Sometimes called yogic sleep, yoga nidra is defined by some as “a kind of deep sleep in which you don’t lose consciousness.” As well as creating a more restorative state of relaxation, it is said that yoga nidra can relieve stress, frustration and insomnia as well as muscular, emotional and mental tensions. In short, in can help us all deal better with the stress of modern life.

Anadamurti Gurumaa

Yoga Nidra

Some related links to Yoga Nidra are presented below:
Yoga Nidra – Science, Benefits, Sankalpa & Practice

Advanced Yoga Nidra Meditation For Restful Sleep & Relaxation | Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR)

Research-backed benefits of Yoga Nidra | Anandmurti Gurumaa (English)

Akasha, Space, is one of The Five Elements manifesting in the creation of our body

Akasha (space) offers the space and freedom for each cell and organism to exist. Without space, there is no possibility for communiucation among the cells. Akasa predominates in all spaces and cavities of the body including cranial space, sinus space, joints, pores, tubes, arteries and veins. It is the suble element of sound that gives birth to space.

Sankhya Philosophy, Vasant Lad

 Akasha, Space, is one of The Five Elements manifesting in the creation of our body

Akasha offers the space and freedom for each cell and organism to exist. Without space there is no possibility of communication among the cells. Akasha predominates in all spaces and cavities of the body including channels, joints, tunes, pores, arteries and veins. All the open systems in the body, the respiratory and gastrointestinal system are defined spaces created in etheric space, akasha.

Sadhguru speaks about the significance of the Akash element in enhancing one’s ability to perceive the mystical and as an important aspect in one’s spiritual journey. He also talks about how one can enhance the proportion of Akash in one’s body.

To nourish the human being into a greater possibility, it is very important how the water, the air, the earth, the fire and the fifth dimension – which is the largest one, the space or akash – behave.

AGNI – our digestive fire and more

The basic energy in the world is just that – fire. So using fire as a way of keeping ourselves well is very much a part of the Yogic system. Lighting a lamp every night can make a world of difference to your well being. 


The Sanskrit word for “fire,” agni is viewed as the very source of life, governing not only the digestion of food but also the digestion process of thoughts, emotions, and life experience. Ayurveda teaches that impaired agni is at the root of every imbalance, and that tending this fire in the digestive system is the first step in restoring balance.



Which Pranayamas we have learnt support our digestive fire?

What daily habits can help the Agni stay balanced?

Food Combinations

Empty Bowl Meditation

Heartfulness Meditation

Single handedly, what is the root cause, the infectious thing that creates a disease of the soiling of the environment, water, soil, air? To my understanding, one fundamental thing if we can tackle, will solve these problems. that is, regulate your thought pollution. How can you regulate your mind? Embrace spirituality. Meditate.

Daaji, Heartfulness Meditation

Dr. Lad shares his space as he connects with every client, every relationship in his life essentially – remaining established in the “gap” as a physician, as a father, as a husband, as a teacher:

SOHUM – Glory of choiceless passive awareness. Awareness is expansive – there is no difference between me and them. And out of that awareness, unconditional love takes place. He says: I truly love my clients – they also fall in love – this is the glory of unconditional love – not Dr. Lad’s glory – All of us have this glory. When listening – listen to the inner person from the inner person. Clinical work is meditation, even teaching is meditation.

Ayurveda’s Secrets for a Peaceful Mind

We watched Vasant Lad speak on the reality called SILENCE.

He discusses our relationship to silence and how to practice living in awareness without judgement or desire. Once we are able to live moment to moment without the afflictions of noise in our minds, then we have a peaceful mind.

“No no no. There is no difference between the peace and sound.
Sound is peace and peace is sound, There is a great deal of peace
when you listen to the call of a bird, the cry of a child or a bell of a church.
That peace is your awareness.You walk with peace, you eat with peace and you talk with peace.”

We pondered over the difference between sensation and perception.

Highlights from our previous gathering

In this body, a microcosm reflecting the macrocosm,
the vertebral column (also referred to as Mt Meru) is surrounded by seven islands;
there are rivers, seas, mountains, fields; and energies governing these fields. External observable macro-phenomenon are internalized and have equivalents within one’s body. The outside world is within, in the form of rivers, channels, fire, self and others.

Siva Samhita, 2.1

I shared with you highlights of a webinar I attended this weekend, part of my studies of Ayurveda, addressing aspects of modern science discovered many years ago from the context of our “subtle” bodies. What does this have to do with SILENCE?

  • how are pathologies like hypothyroidism linked to the subtle energies of our throat centre
  • what is the energy that we experience as bliss when we empty out our bladder for example, or when we have a healthy bowel movement?
  • what makes us hungry? what is the intelligence that guides us to sit in silence?
  • What is the connection with the coiled serpent like inner dormant energy, the gap between two thoughts or the gap between two breaths, and silence?

Learn more about Kundalini Yoga here.

The Sanskrit adjective kuṇḍala means “circular, annular”. It occurs as a noun for “a snake” (in the sense “coiled”, as in “forming ringlets”) in a 12th-century chronicle. The Sanskrit feminine noun kuṇḍalī means “ring, bracelet, coil (of a rope)”, and is the name of a “serpent-like” Shakti energy.

In this video of Pancha Prana, we have introduced an interesting Story about Pranas mentioned in the Upanishads.
Theres are 5 winds or pranas in the body:

1.Prana The Forward Moving Air Move in the body between heart and throat It is responsible for body activities of respiration, digestion, conversion of water into blood, urine and perspiration, etc. Directly related to Air Element & Heart Chakra 

2.Apana “air that moves away,” Move in the body between Navel and feet. It governs the elimination of the stool and the urine, menstrual fluid and the fetus, and the elimination of carbon dioxide through the breath. On a deeper level it rules the elimination of negative sensory, emotional and mental experiences. It is the basis of our immune function on all levels It is related to earth element and the Root Chakra(Mooldhara) 

3.Udana “upward moving air,” Move in the body between throat and vertex(top of the head) It moves upward and qualitative or transformative movements of the life-energy. It governs growth of the body, the ability to stand, speech, effort, enthusiasm and will. It is related to Space element and the Throat Chakra(Vishudhi Chakra)

4.Samana “balancing air,” Move in the body between Navel and Heart. It aids in digestion on all levels. It works in the gastrointestinal tract to digest food, in the lungs to digest air or absorb oxygen, and in the mind to homogenize and digest experiences, whether sensory, emotional or mental. It is related to fire element and solar plexus (Manipur Chakra)

5.Vyana “outward moving air,” Move in all parts of the body. It governs circulation on all levels. It moves the food, water and oxygen throughout the body, and keeps our emotions and thoughts circulating in the mind, imparting movement and providing strength. In doing so it assists all the other Pranas in their work. It is related to Water Element and Sacral Chakra (Swadishthan chakra)