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Lesson 184 -
Teleportation, Samyama & Siddhis (Audio)
AYP Plus Additions:
184.1 - A Healthy Approach
to Acquiring Siddhis/Powers (Audio)
Date: Sat May 8, 2004 8:55am
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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 many lifetimes.
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 enlightenment.
Samyama is the means for purifying the nervous 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
I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path.
The guru is in you.
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