Monday, March 6, 2017

7 Reasons why to develop the powers of the Soul

The Science of Virtues is the science of developing the powers of the Soul. Virtues are Soul powers that enable us to manifest the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life. 

But WHY should we strive to manifest the powers of the Soul? How can they help us in a practical way in our daily life?

Here are seven compelling reasons why it is wise to consider beginning to work on the unfoldment and development of these Soul powers, or virtues, as they are called in colloquial language, in a systematic way:


The Spiritual path is the path towards Spirit. This is the reason why we call it the Spiritual Path and why, in order for us to reach this goal, we have to spiritualize our consciousness and material nature. Spirit and matter are the two opposite poles of polarity. Matter is rarefied Spirit and Spirit is rarefied matter. The closer to Spirit we advance, the higher and finer the frequency. We cannot enter the higher dimensions with a low vibration. Therefore, we have to sublimate our lower nature and raise our vibration. Virtues, being evolutionary energies, enable us to do that. Without unfolding and developing virtues, we literally cannot take the next step in our evolution and evolve into the fifth kingdom in nature. When we are not evolving (moving towards Spirit), we are naturally involving (moving towards matter).


All of life is governed by laws. One such law is the law of karma. Karma is the law of cause and effect. Whatever we sow, we shall reap. Whatever we radiate, we attract. As such, the law of karma is a learning device. It confronts us with our own radiation and thereby helps us to correct separative tendencies etc. which otherwise we may be blind to. Now, when we deliberately and systematically transmute the involutionary forces in our aura – and that‘s really what so-called bad karma is: an involutionary force in our aura – by changing the involutionary force into an evolutionary energy, we resolve the issue before we meet it. We transmute our karma before we meet it. In other words: when we decide to develop virtues, we literally spare ourselves many accidents, health lessons and problems because virtues eradicate involutionary forces in our nature which – sooner or later – would otherwise magnetically attract situations into our life which are not fun and joyful.


Undeveloped virtues are unrealized potentials, and these unrealized potentials will be lacking in us and will make it more difficult for us to meet certain needs and master certain situations in the course of our lives. However, once we systematically develop virtues, they are no longer just potentials, they turn into powers that we can actively use. So, it is not just a noble thing to develop virtues; developing virtues enables us – in a very practical way – to meet the needs of our daily life; virtues enables us to master life.


Virtues, being Soul energies, put us in touch with the higher dimensions. As we deliberately strive to get in touch with these higher subtler dimensions while in incarnation, it will naturally be very easy for us to access these higher dimensions when it is time for us to go. Why? Because we are already rightly attuned. When our aura is full of evolutionary energies (virtues), then these evolutionary energies will magnetically pull us up into the higher dimensions. So by the law of attraction, vices (being involutionary forces) magnetically pull us down into the lower planes whereas virtues (being evolutionary energies) magnetically lift us up and out of the lower planes into the finer dimensions of reality. In other words: Dying will become easy because we are already aspiring upwards on the evolutionary ladder while in incarnation and will naturally continue to do so when we let go of the limitations of the dense body.


According to Djwhal Khul, all disease is the result of inhibited Soul life. Virtues are Soul energies. When we set out to systematically develop virtues and actualize them in our thinking, feeling and acting life, we allow the Soul to express itself without inhibition – and when the Soul can manifest itself without inhibition, health is the natural result. Vices inhibit the Soul life, virtues enable it. Therefore, vices make us sick and virtues make us healthy. As the energies of the Soul flow into our personality vehicles, they break up crystallizations and cause wholeness (healing). They pour down from our higher Soul nature into our etheric plane; then they pass via the Chakras (force centers in our etheric vehicle) to the ductless glands and are thereby released into our blood. In this way, virtues create the necessary elements and chemicals in our bloodstream and physical body. So, virtues are not just empty names on a piece of paper. A virtue, by definition, is literally a chemical substance. Virtues literally change the very chemistry in our body.


It is our current evolutionary goal to learn to live as a Soul. As we develop the qualities of the Soul, with each virtue we learn to express through our personality vehicles (physical, emotional and mental bodies), the Soul gains more and more control over the personality, and thus eventually we learn to live as a Soul and literally give birth to the Soul. The personality, which is the reflection of the Soul, becomes the Soul in manifestation. And that’s the goal: manifestation of the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life – and virtues enable us to realize this goal.


The more virtues we build into our nature, the more we will be able to meet the needs of daily life and thus master our life. So with each virtue that we build into our character and actualize in our daily life, our self-confidence grows. Virtues give us self-confidence because virtues make us stronger, more capable and more useful.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Four Kinds of Karma

Whatever deed he does, that he will reap…

“How can I help myself overcome difficult times” or “How can I overcome bad karma” is a question we hear often. Understanding our circumstances helps us take the right decisions. Often people say that it’s in their karma to suffer and they don’t know what they can do to overcome it. Understanding the various kinds of karma can help. The Vedas and Upanishads mention four main kinds of karma.
Think of a seed. Fruits will appear only after the seed matures into a grown plant. It takes years. The tree yields hundreds of fruits – sometimes thousands. Each fruit contains at least one seed. This in turn gives birth to more trees and many more fruits. Karma is that seed. It has multiple returns and it takes time to mature.
Karma 1

Prarabdha Karma or Matured Karma

This is karma which has ripened. When we do something, the record of that activity is registered in the universe. So when the fruit matures, it either needs to be plucked or it will drop on the ground automatically. Staying on the tree forever is not possible. This is the karma that has matured over time. Whatever we are going through life presently which is not in our control is Prarabdha Karma. However, it doesn’t mean our future can’t be changed.  Any karma that hasn’t yet matured is the second variety.
Karma 2

Sanchita Karma or Stored Karma

This is the karma which is stored up. All fruits don’t mature on the tree at the same time. It comes and goes in seasons. There are people who seem to have the same kinds of problems in life over and over again. Sometimes they’re up, then they’re down quickly, then they’re up again for a short time and so on. This is because of the stored up karma. If mango trees have been planted, then there will be lots of mangoes every year. But if cactus plants have been planted too, then they will also flourish repeatedly. This is why problems usually come all together. When it rains, it pours! Of course, it means that good times also come in a bunch. The good news is Sanchita Karma can be changed if we go to the root of the seed. We can either nurture the seed or we can destroy it. The main thing is in going to the root.
Karma 3

Agami Karma or Forthcoming Karma

Agami Karma is mandatory. It’s a result of having performed past karma. Based on this karma, if certain actions have been performed, then certain other actions will also have to be performed. For instance, if you see the mango tree, you will automatically be seeing the leaves, fruits and bark of the tree too. You’ll smell the mouth-watering mangoes and probably hear the rustling of the leaves in the wind. You’ll experience the ambient temperature. Eventually you’ll walk away and no longer be seeing the tree. All of these are automatic and implied from the moment you first saw the tree. This Karma is important because all the choices we make today have a direct bearing on our future tomorrow. What we do now determines what happens in the next moment. It’s only by being continuously aware of what we are doing in the present moment that we can take care of Agami or forthcoming karma.
Karma 4

Vartamana Karma or Present Karma

This is the karma that you’re going through right now. Suppose for some reason, you’re sick of mangoes. You can chop the trees off or uproot them. You still have to get rid of the wood, rotting fruits, the decomposing leaves and all that. It’s a huge effort, but it’s a one-time effort. Thereafter, there will be no more mangoes waiting for you every year. You can plant new seeds – maybe tomatoes – and harvest those every few months, clearing up your karmic field regularly.
Managing your stored up karma is the key towards managing your future. By planting positive seeds now, you ensure both your short-term and long-term future. According to Master Choa Kok Sui, the founder of modern Pranic Healing, doing service and tithing regularly cleans up a lot of past negative karma.

“The law of compassion and mercy supersedes the Law of Karma”

Master Choa Kok Sui
Karma should not be confused with Fate. Fate is the notion that man’s life is preplanned for him by some external power, and he has no control over his destiny. Karma on the other hand, can be corrected. Meditating regularly can help in becoming aware of one’s karma and thus strive to change the course of events, with the help of superior powers.

“Here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will. As is his will, so is his deed. Whatever deed he does, that he will reap.”

The Vedas
We are good people with beautiful stories and amazing experiences. We are also hiding away a lot of hurt, pain and confusion. We want to be better; it’s just that sometimes we struggle to understand ourselves. Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves. Everyone feels guilty for not being able to live up to their own expectations. It’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to fall down, just so long as we rise again.

By Arkadeb Bhattacharyya


Manifest Your Greatness | 5 Steps towards Success

“The Future Is In Your Hands. You Were Born To Manifest Your Greatness.”

Master Choa Kok Sui
Greatness is not something ready-made. It comes with diligent practice, awareness and willingness to change. Although we are all destined to be successful and born to manifest our greatness, we need to make effort for it.
Evolution requires time, process and lots of mistakes. Through hardship, though pain and sweat, the soul grows.
However, this process of evolution can be accelerated! And can be eased down, by following the guidance of a spiritual teacher – A person who has been though all the ups and downs of life and now is in a position to help.
Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, is one of such spiritual teachers, who have helped me and many many souls in this quest for evolution and greatness.
The below 5 elements are taken from his teachings.
Manifest Your Greatness No1
Goal setting is one of the most important steps towards achieving success.
In 1953, Yale University did a study and found out that only 3% of senior graduate students have determined, well-written goals.
20 years later, they did another survey and realized, this 3% have accomplished more.
However many people don’t have a proper goal. Why?
  • They are not sold to have one.
  • They don’t know how to set goals.
  • They have certain amount of fear! Because there is a risk involved when you say “I want to do this!”
  • They have poor self-image. They think they don’t deserve.
Goals help us focus, move forward and have clarity and directions! We can’t reach anywhere if we don’t know where we are going!
“Just as ships are built to sail the seas, planes to fly the heavens, and house for living, so is man created for a purpose.” Zig Ziglar
According to Master Choa Kok Sui, “A person with purpose should have: A financial target. A relationship target. A self-development target. A spiritual target.”
So first thing we need to do in order to manifest our greatness and achieve success in life is to set our goals!
Manifest Your Greatness No2
After Goal Setting, now we need to have commitment and will! Will is the power needed to push us forward towards our goals. Things happen because we Will them to happen.
“Creation is done by Will, by influencing the Inner World.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Commitment is divided into physical commitment, emotional commitment and mental commitment.
Mental commitment refers to carefully studying the matter and working out the details – Studying where we are right now, and where we want to be. What recourses we need and risks are involved!
“Constantly study the matter to improve the situation. Start with something small and it will gradually become bigger and bigger and bigger.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Emotional commitment means to have desire to achieve success or in other words to be hungry to reach the target!
One of the things that can help us remain emotionally committed is schedule. Without a schedule we may not remain committed, especially on days that we feel tired or demotivated. “Schedule is a manifestation of Emotional Commitment.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Physical commitment simply means to act! One of the chakras that is needed for physical action is the Basic chakra. A strong basic chakra helps us to stay fit, energized and active.
Furthermore, in order to keep our commitments we need to take care of our physical body! With a weak, sick or depleted body, no one can achieve success. Take enough sleep, eat well, drink water and exercise!
Manifest Your Greatness No3
“If a person masters the Virtue of Constancy of Aim and Effort, that person is destined to be successful… Constancy of Aim and Effort is the quality needed for greatness.” Master Choa Kok Sui
To have constancy of aim and effort, we must have One-Pointedness. We must finish what we start!
One-pointedness simply means, eliminating activities that are not contributing to our goal.
Too many activities, exhaust our energy! So whatever activity, that is not necessary or helpful, we need to eliminate.
“Power comes from voluntary inner restriction or one-pointedness in purpose and effort.” Master Choa Kok Sui
Manifest Your Greatness No4
Thoughts are real and can affect us positively or negatively depending on the nature of the thought.
Negative thoughts and emotions, self-defeating and self-sabotaging thoughts affect our degree of success. Therefore we need to purify our system from all negative thoughts about life, success, money and even ourselves in order to achieve greater success in life.
“External obstacles are nothing compared to internal obstacles. Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!” Master Choa Kok Sui
Materialization also needs energy. After removing negative thoughts, emotions and doubts, creating positive energizing thoughts can help us accomplish our goals in shorter time.
This in Pranic Healing school is called Kriyashakti – materialization through the power of thought!
Manifest Your Greatness No5
“The science of Materialization works only if you have something to karmically withdraw. What you want to receive is what you must give.” Master Choa Kok Sui
To achieve success we need to be entitled for it. There are many people who may not seem to be very smart or wilful, yet they are successful. Entitlement in lay-man language is called “good luck.”
There are in fact many ways of generating good karma, Meditation on Twin Hearts, donating money to the needy, spending time to help others and teaching skills to people who are ready and willing to learn.
If you follow the above, and generate good karma, no body can stop you from achieving your goals!

Success is a Manifestation of your Growth and Development. Success shows the degree to which you have mastered the Teaching.”

Master Choa Kok Sui