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  1. Once it happened…Four men were walking in the forest. The first was a gnana yogi, the second was a bhakti yogi, the third was a karma yogi, and the fourth was a kriya yogi. Usually, these four people can never be together. The gnana yogi has total disdain for every other type of yoga. His is the yoga of the intellect, and typically, an intellectual has complete disdain for everybody else, particularly these devotional types who look upward and chant God’s name all the time. They look like a bunch of idiots to him. But a bhakti yogi, a devotee, thinks all this gnana, karma, and kriya yoga is a waste of time. He pities the others who don’t see that all you need to do is know that God exists, hold his hand, and walk in trust. All this mind-splitting philosophy, this bone-bending yoga is absurd to him. Then there is the karma yogi, the man of action. He thinks all the other types are just plain lazy. Their lives are pure self-indulgence. But the kriya yogi is the most disdainful of all. He laughs at everyone. Don’t they know that existence is just energy? If you don’t transform your energy, whether you long for God or for anything else, nothing is going to happen! There can be no transformation. These four people customarily cannot get along. But today they happened to be walking together in the forest. Suddenly, a storm broke out. It grew fierce. The rain started pouring down relentlessly. Drenched to the skin, the four yogis started running, looking desperately for shelter. The bhakti yogi, the devotion man, said, “There’s an ancient temple in this direction. Let’s go there.” (As a devotee, he was particularly familiar with the geography of temples.) They ran in that direction. They came to an ancient temple; all the walls had crumbled long ago; just the roof and four columns remained. They rushed into the temple—not out of any love for God, but just to escape the rain. There was a deity in the center. They ran toward it. The rain started lashing from every direction. There was no other place to go, so they moved closer and closer. Finally, there was no alternative. They just sat down and embraced the idol. The moment these four people hugged the idol, suddenly God appeared. In all their minds the same question arose: why now? They wondered, “We expounded so many subtle and arcane philosophies, worshipped at every possible sacred shrine, great and small, selflessly served so many people, did so much body-breaking penance, but you never showed up. Now when we’re just escaping the rain, you turn up. Why?” God said, “At last you four idiots got together.” From: Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru
  2. If it'll be 10000 times stronger I'll go nuts
  3. Hi ! Recently I read Tim Frekes "Deep awake" and start to practice. And very fast I reached a state of Happy Without a Reason state which is pleasant, but not so dramatic as I expected. It's like feeling when I was a child and sunshine was like pure gold, when everything was full of magic and first snow made me happy. Could it be awakening or just first sign ? Frankly, I am satisfied with this state and could do without anything more, but I was thinking that there will be something much more.
  4. Don’t get stuck into any one perspective or paradigm. The truth will get triangulated and cross referenced, the big picture will emerge. I completely agree with this. I also noticed that truth seekers agree with this mostly. But gurus doesn't agree. Why ? Competition ? Or do they think that we are to stupid to grasp the big picture ? Something else ?
  5. Thanks, man ! You are giving big value for community.
  6. Interestingly, I feel more capable on physical training. I do my mental exercises together with physical and my endurance increases many times. May be it is just that I turn my focus away from fatigue.
  7. Recently I'm doing very intensive mental training, like memory training, poker theory, ... I am training my brain really intense, may be first time in my life. I feel sleepy all the time. I can sleep 8 hours a night and then 4 at day. If I sit to meditate I fall asleep immediately. Is it normal ? May be I should use some supplements for brain-work junkies ?
  8. Isn't that true for every sport ? Tennis, football, ... you call it ? I've wondered about top level athletes how they can endure that boring training process ?
  9. Thanks all ! I realized where my mistake was. Happens when you are not listening carefully
  10. Leo, you said you've studied QM. Can you show me where I'm making mistake ? Why of all the probabilities showed by interference pattern only 2 realize itself ?
  11. As I understand, in double slit experiment: a) if particles are observed then they form two spots on screen b) if not - they create interference pattern. Then, it is said that this interference pattern is graphical illustration of probability function, called wave function. Wave function shows us the probability with which particle would hit the screen if observed. But that is not the case ! When observed, particles hit the screen only in two places. In fact, if this would be true then observed particles would create exactly same interference pattern. Can someone clarify this ?
  12. You made me laugh, thanks ! Maybe it is best answer to my concerns !
  13. I've started holotropic breath-work practice recently and become interested in other breathing exercises too. Apart from yoga pranayamas I know some simple breathing patterns: 1) breath of relief (deeply breathe in and then freely let out all your stress) 2) four types of interval breathing with different lengths of each phase: a) breath in, breathe out, pause b) breath in, pause, breathe out, c) breath in, pause, breathe out, pause Most of breath-work gurus advocate only one of these types, but I cannot find a description of how they are different and what effects is from each of them. Maybe someone knows a resource where this is described ?
  14. Bought "Affirmations and Visualizations: The Ultimate Secret" by Sakshi Chetana. Now reading and trying out.
  15. Hi ! I am using affirmations for a while now (22d). In the process, sometimes negative believes surface, which are blocking the affirmation. For ex. main affirm. is: "It is safe for me to open to the world" and then BANG, one day believe: "People are dangerous" come out to surface. Then I try to find aff. for this, like "people are interesting" and do both affirmations - the main and additional. And then another day - BANG: "I am trying to manipulate people for my own good" surfaces. And then: "no one is good enough" And so on and on. So I am getting overwhelmed and need some advise on how to structure and organize all that stuff. Is there some good books on subject ? I mean detailed description of process, not the list of 100000 affirmations ?