...How the devotional practices of bhajana - kirtan and the dedicated practice of self-analysis and self-realization coupled with focused thinking and contemplation could be easily performed by every one in an otherwise busy schedule of daily chores - is excellently illustrated by the author leaving no possibility for any confusion or excuse from the reader's end. Several methods of auto-suggestion have been discussed with practical guidance. It is also highlighted how these simple practices could lead to the realization by the soul of "Soaha" or "Aymatma Brahm" - the eternal unity with the super consciousness
- which is normally attributed to the "siddhis" of the highest level spiritual endeavors.
The 'most popular but least understood' yoga
practices of mesmerism, hypnotism, transmigration, etc, are also described here in scientific light. Questions regarding - "What is the truth
behind such practices?", "Can any body hypnotize any body else at any time?", "How to go about learning these methods?" etc, are answered in a lucid style with scientific justifications so that the 'laymen' as well as those having substantial knowledge and experience in the related fields could benefit from it.
Awakening of the 'Agya Chakra' or the 'sixth sense' by trataka and bindu yoga sadhana
is also discussed in this volume. The interpretation of the allegorical representations in the Puranas
- concerning the third eye of lord Shiva, is deciphered here to show how the arousal of prudence enables one control the downward flow and loss of vital force and refinement of sex-element. (The latter aspect is discussed at length in the context of Kundalinï Sädhanä in other volumes of this series.)
The different types of tratakas and the modes of practicing them are discussed in the present volume in detail. Every body can practice these. Gradual improvement of eyesight, mental concentration and memory indicate proper progress of these yoga
sadhanas. Ultimate success endows the sadhaka
with intellectual sagacity, discreet prudence and exceptional capabilities such as - clairvoyance, premonition, supernormal memory, etc.
The last Chapter is devoted to some special sadhanas of dhyana - dharana which include samarpana yoga, japa
with payapana, pran sanskara sadhana, savita-sadhana, etc. This volume also introduces the Anushthana based Sadhanas for elimination of adversities and the Sadhanas for activation of extra - sensory power centers in the human body and refinement of the Pancha Mahakoshas (subtle layers of successive evolution of the consciousness). Details of these higher level sadhanas are given in the context of Gayatri
and Savitri in volume nos. 9 to 15 of the Vangamaya series.
It is hoped that the present volume would remove the smog of doubts and misconceptions and guide the illuminated path of Sadhanas leading to glorious success and divine attainments (Siddhi).