La Meditación Natural o la Meditación
de la Rendición se llama Sahaja Yoga en el Sánscrito.
Traducido, significa la unión natural. Este gran obsequio
dado por Dios y la tradición de él personifican el esfuerzo
innato y último de la humanidad para todo lo bueno
y puro; revela un sendero tan natural como respirar. Le dirige
al aspirante a la unión con Dios, la unión con
la pura Verdad y la unión con el Amor Divino.
The dedicated truth-seeker realizes freedom from the bonds of death and secures
his/her immortal birthright. Patanjali’s definition of yoga in the Yoga
Sutras is “the cessation of modifications in the mind.” Such
a significant and potent process is safeguarded and passed on through authentic
lineages of masters, from guru to disciple.
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Yoga is indestructible
Surrender yoga is unfathomably ancient, predating historical records. In the
first verse of the fourth chapter of the Holy Bhagavad Gita, Reverend Lord Dark Moon (Krishnachandra),
the first teacher of yoga, says:
“ I taught this indestructible
yoga to the Sun in the beginning of creation. The Sun
taught it to his son, First Man, and he taught it to
his son, Ikshvaku (the first king of the solar dynasty).” from Revealing
the Secret p.5
Indian sages have known yoga from time immemorial.
It has been tested over the centuries by the great yogis and
yoginis who have attained the divine body.
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How is the divine energy of yoga transmitted?
Yoga is transmitted from guru to disciple, by the choice to surrender, by the
act of love. He/She leads the disciple from the darkness of illusion into the
light of the Absolute Truth. Surrender is the ultimate giving that brings the
most profound bliss and the "Peace that Passes all Understanding."
Shakti (Divine Power) is transmitted by guru to a worthy aspirant in an initiation
called Shakti-Pat. The aspirant surrenders to God, to the Absolute Truth or to
Divine Love depending on his or her natural preference or orientation.
are different ways of viewing the Absolute. An action oriented person surrenders
to God, a knowledge oriented person surrenders to the Absolute Truth and a devotional
person surrenders to Divine Love.
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What happens in meditation?
Once the aspirant says his/her prayer to the divine and surrenders to that
which is divine to him/her, the process of Natural Meditation takes place
spontaneously. There is no willful technique or required posture. Willful
hatha yoga postures originated from observing yogis in the state of surrender.
In Surrender Meditation, yoga asanas (postures) occur spontaneously according
to the individual aspirant.
Meditation proceeds in stages over time. Initially the body, mind and feelings
begin purifying and the body goes into spontaneous asanas (postures) and the
life energy becomes restrained and elevated. When the attention withdraws from
the senses, the aspirant goes into deep concentration. With continued meditation,
concentration turns into deep meditation and finally becomes equanimity or
union with God.
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The eight steps (ladder) of yoga
Patanjali outlines 8 steps of yoga in the Yoga Sutras:
4. Suspension of the life energy
5. Withdrawal of the senses from their objects
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Surrender to the divine relinquishes control over
the body. The aspirant considers:
|“This body is not mine; I am not the body. Let
the body do anything, I am not bound to it in any way.”
When God is acknowledged as the doer of all
thoughts and acts, then action is considered non-action, the
action of nature, or natural action. In non-action, the mental
faculty has no control over the body. But there is bodily movement
by means of the activity of the life energy (prana). In the
state of sleep, for example, there is nothing but the activity
of the life energy. And in deep meditation, there is nothing
but the activity of the life energy. Once the state of non-action
in action becomes stable, the arousal of the life energy will
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The process of meditation unfolds in accordance with:
|1. the degree of surrender of the aspirant
2. the previous work the aspirant has done in this life and others
3. the wisdom of the spiritual teacher
By correctly practicing the path of Natural
Meditation, the evolutionary force is awakened in her full,
terrible, and unendurable form. Divine union is the ultimate
outcome of Natural Meditation, a complete and permanent transformation
of one’s human nature.
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The goal of Natural Yoga
The goal of the aspirant in Natural Yoga is the cessation
of all mental tendencies and liberation. The mental faculty,
the entire mental complex, which produces every type of thought
or mental image, is the means of bondage and the life energy
is the means of liberation.
Yoga means "to yoke
together," or "union." The Hathayoga
Pradipika speaks clearly on the subject:
“The various energy seals should be practiced to awaken the powerful Goddess
Kundalini, who sleeps at the mouth of the very-kind-flow energy channel.”
“The sun (the uptending life
energy) and moon (the downtending life energy) leave
the two energy channels, the cooling flow and the fiery
flow, and unite with the fire (the evolutionary force
in the very kind flow energy channel); this definitely
leads to immortality.”
“By its constant practice, the
uptending life energy and the downtending life energy
“When the downtending life energy
and the uptending life energy join with the fire (the
evolutionary force), which is by nature hot, then the
heat of the body is greatly intensified.”
In the Prashna Upanishad, it says, “This life energy burns like
the Fire, it is the Sun….’the worship of the life energy is the
best worship. It is the Sun and also the Fire. It upholds all plains of existence.
The entire universe consists of the life energy.
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The two stages of Natural Meditation
There are two stages in Natural Meditation:
1. Sun-Moon (Ha-tha) Yoga accomplishes
a thorough cleansing of the body and mind as repeated
action (meditation) is performed from a desireless state
with no expectation of reward or the “fruits” of
one’s actions. Yoga or "union," is the
meeting of the warming (sun) and the cooling (moon) life
energy functions in the body.
2. Royal (Raja) Yoga accomplishes the non-sprouting (suspension, stabilization)
of all the tendencies of the mental faculty. Suspension of the life energy
is the fourth step of yoga. The evolutionary force begins its work after
the fifth step, withdrawal of the senses. The arousal of the life energy
is the door to Royal Yoga.
There are two stages of equanimity in the eighth step. The first stage
is ‘with-seed’ equanimity; the second is ‘seed-free’ equanimity.
In with-seed equanimity, the aspirant has union with God but still has
mind. Seeds of desire still remain.
In seed-free equanimity, the mind itself (the desires and the willful
activities to satisfy them) is dissolved away through surrender to God.
The mind becomes no-mind.
Patanjali states in the Yoga Sutras
“Equanimity is when that which is
meditated upon shines only in its true form, as if in a void.”
When in the state of equanimity, both the sun and the moon energy channels
are closed-- when breathing in and breathing out are stopped-- then neither
day nor night remain, so it is said that the very kind flow devours time/death.
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The Nature of Comparison-Free Equanimity
Hatha Yoga Pradipika Verses 4.106
through 4.113; Revealing
the Secret p. 153
The yogi in the beyond-mind state does not ever hear a conch shell, a dream,
or any other divine sounds. In that state, his body, without doubt, becomes
motionless like a log, free from all states and devoid of all thoughts, that
yogi becomes like a dead body; he is free while still alive—there is
no doubt of this. Time/death cannot devour the yogi in equanimity and action
cannot bind him. Not only that, he cannot be controlled by anything; the yogi
in equanimity does not take heed of sound, tactility, visibility, savor, and
odor, or self and other. He whose mental faculty is not sleeping, not awake
without memory-and-forgetfulness, and not appearing and disappearing, is indeed
free while still alive. Nor does the yogi in equanimity take heed of cold,
heat, misery, happiness, respect, or disrespect. The yogi in equanimity is
invulnerable to all weapons, beyond the control of all embodied ones, and uninfluenced
by incantations and magic ritual.