Transmission

Transmission is something unique to the Sahaj Marg / Heartfulness path of raja yoga. In much earlier posts I wrote just a little about our sittings and prana, etc… But some people might well yet be unfamiliar with what “transmission” means in our context. By clicking here you can read a post about the unique method of transmission employed in Heartfulness / Sahaj Marg.

I’ve pulled some excerpts from the link shared above that might offer you a digest version of this part of our practice. See below and thanks for reading.

“… to understand the concept of transmission, which is described in Sanskrit as pranahuti and in Urdu as tavajjoh…To nourish our physical system, our body, we consume food…Then we go on to the second aspect of our existence: mental enrichment. How do we nourish that? You are all going through the process at the moment of enriching yourself mentally…And we also have a third body. The first body 
is the grosser body, the physical body, and we get nutrition from food. The second is mental, and that derives its nutrition through enrichment via our professors and what we do with their teaching. We assimilate it and later on make it more intense through our work, actualising it in our experience…We also have a third entity we call the soul or the atma. Did you ever think about how we can enrich that soul? Is there any food for that?”

“It is similar with this inner being, the soul, though we do not know how it feels hungry or not. Through some process, somehow it is satisfied. It remains at peace, it derives immense calmness that it has never experienced before, and so then you can say, “Yes, something is all right. I am being fed.” That is what I call pranahuti. Pranas-ahuti is the sacrifice of someone’s soul for the enrichment of my soul. A yogi at the pinnacle of his sadhana or his evolution merges in the Ultimate. He derives the essence from the Ultimate and, after drawing it, he is able to transmit it. The people who receive it feel it, and that is what we offer to you.”

“Our body has its limitations at a genetic level – if you are going to grow to five feet five, you will only grow to five feet five, maybe five feet six if you keep on exercising. A five-footer cannot dream of becoming a six-footer. There are enormous limitations imposed at a physical level, restrained by the genes that we have inherited from our parents.

“If you go to the next level, growth at the mental level, it is not as restricted. It is not genetic. If my father is a farmer, I have the possibility of becoming a PhD. A son or daughter of a rickshaw puller can still become a PhD but not all can become like Einstein. There is limitation there too, but there is greater flexibility than at a physical level.

“Going to the spiritual realm, there are no limitations. The possibilities are infinite. You can go on expanding and growing infinitely in the spiritual field, because now you are merging with God. And if God is infinite and your merger is in the Infinite, your growth must be infinite. So there is a greater possibility through meditation.”

Aum Shri Mahaganeshaya Namaha | Aum Shanti

 

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