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Lesson 184 - Q&A Teleportation, samyama
Date: Sat May 8, 2004 8:55am
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lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: I was wondering what information you could provide me with this -- Teleportation.
Currently, various siddhis powers have been developing, but none of them interest me. I
understand that they are just bi-products of a much larger picture. However, this has been
a concern of mine. I have been aspiring to see a friend of mine who I haven't seen for
Recently, I've developed "the power to" (as with many things), just not a
method/understanding. Each time I try, I feel strong energy sensations throughout the
entire body. Is it just a phase?
Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me.
A: The strong energy you feel on the way to siddhis is the real fruit of the performance.
The siddhi itself is not the fruit. The fruit is the purification in our nervous system
that facilitates our enlightenment, and that is of much greater value than any power we
might develop as a consequence. If you are moving the energy toward siddhi without
prerequisite practices and a balanced routine, it can be uncomfortable, too much for the
nervous system in its current condition. It could also create karmic aberrations in your
nervous system if too much attention is going for a particular siddhi. In other words,
there is a cost for developing a particular power at the expense of our overall
Samyama is the means for purifiying the nevous system from the inside (inner silence)
outward, with siddhis being a byproduct. If you do a word search on "samyama" in
the lesson archive, you will find powers and their relationship to yoga discussed in
detail, including a link (also listed in the links section) to the Yoga Sutras of
Patanjali where more information on powers can be found. In the lessons, the method is
given for practicing samyama to systematically promote balanced purification and opening
of the nervous system to enlightenment. Before you use the samyama technique, I suggest
you review all that comes before in the lessons -- deep meditation, spinal breathing
pranayama, mudras, bandhas, etc. Then you will have the means for preparation and can see
samyama and your unfoldment in their full context. You may choose to add practices from
the lessons that can accelerate your progress toward enlightenment. It is up to you.
As for seeing your long absent friend, if you have this desire, it will happen in due
time. Making it a primary goal of your yoga could be a distraction to your spiritual
progress though, and could generate more karma (future consequences) than it would
release. My suggestion is to focus on your spiritual practices, with the goal for
enlightenment, and let the rest happen naturally. Then all of your actions will become an
expression of the divine within, which is what you are.
Jesus said, "Seek first the kingdom of God, and all else will be added to you."
I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path.
The guru is in you.
For detailed instructions on samyama
practice, see the
AYP Samyama book.
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