What do you do when you find this in your morning e-mail?
Greetings dear traveler on the path. It is so heartwarming and exciting to share with someone who also “sees” the Ramacharaka books for what they really …. A guided tour of the journey home (among other things). The advance course and others have really set me free. IT’S WONDERFUL …. We must stay in contact. I visited your web site as you suggested…. It is great! I also have all the books and the history behind them from the Yogi Publication Society. Let us communicate and share our path. In essence.
Try a few tears of joy!
And what did I do to invoke these greetings?
Nowadays I pay the occasional visit to amazon.com to see whether my favorite books are available. They are, at least so far. Then I go and have a look at readers comments.
That’s how I met George Michael, who found the Advance Course in Yoga Philosophy by Yogi Ramacharaka a real eye-opener.
Using my power to share, I said he might be interested in the other Yogi Ramacharaka books. My list contains:
- Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism
- Gnani Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Raja Yoga
- Hatha Yoga
- The Science of Breath
- The Science of Psychic Healing and
- The Advance Course in Yoga Philosophy.
So I got these wonderful greetings which I briefly acknowledged. Today, coming back from a long weekend, there were more greetings from George Michael and two pages from the Yoga Publication Society.
George Michael has started something which will benefit all who come to our humble home page. We’ll share my reply.
Thanks! I printed out the note from the Yoga Publication Society. They seem to know very little, and perhaps what they assert is hearsay. It does not matter. The person least bothered would be Yogi Ramacharaka himself. “Truth”, he taught, “should be self-evident, and in no manner dependent upon the personality of its teachers.”
Do you remember, he said the aura emanating from the Spiritual Mind, or sixth principle, bears the colour of the true primary yellow? This he said is invisible to ordinary sight and cannot be reproduced artificially by man. It centers around the head of the spiritually illumined, and at times produces a peculiar glow which can even be seen by undeveloped people.
Some years ago we used to give our living room for a group class. The late Swami Mangalmurthi of the Bihar School of Yoga, came every Monday evening to give the group an hour of yoga nidra. This is best described as psychic sleep, where the body is motionless, the mind stilled and the awareness hightened.
About twenty to twenty-five people came quite regularly. Waiting for everybody to come and settle down, the early birds would chant om. ( I feel our living room walls have absorbed good vibrations.)
The first Monday after her visit to Mongyr, the headquarters of the School, she told us about the visit and her delight in meeting Swamiji (Swami Satyananda Saraswati). I was sitting with unfocused eyes, fully relaxed, not even listening closely, when I became aware of a large bright yellow halo behind Swami Mangalmurthi. So I know – everyone can see auric colours if conditions are right.
Swami Mangalmurthi taught me something else, which I have used time and again.
Would you like to try it?
If somebody asks you a question pertaining to spiritual matters, hold on for a moment and listen to an inner voice. Suddenly there is an answer.
Love and Peace