Yoga As a Spontaneous Happening ~ 01
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|date & time||27 Oct 1970 pm|
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- "An interview with Acharya Rajneesh by Ma Ananda Prem, Sivananda Ashram, New York (U.S.A.) on 27th October 1970, Bombay (India)." (Source: Yoga As a Spontaneous Happening.)
- Reader of the questions: unknown.
- Question 1
- Acharyaji, I have five questions.
- Question 1b
- Acharyaji, for our students in New York, can you explain your meditation method that brings quick results in raising the Kundalini and bringing meditation? What will be the general effect after one month’s practice, two months’, four, six, etc. Are there progressive benefits?
- 2. Can other yoga practices be done while practising this technique ? Or is it better to stop doing such things as Asanas and Pranayama, Japa, Kriya yoga, etc.?
- 3. Can you explain how exactly these other yoga practices work on the individual : The Asanas, the Japa, and especially the Kriya Yoga, which is a combination of Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas and Mudras?
- 4. When meditating for a long stretch of time, are the traditional sitting Asanas such as Lotus, half-Lotus postures, essential or not for your system of meditation?
- 5. When meditating with the method of Kundalini yoga, can one transcend to spiritual planes without passing through the psychic realms; or must one first go through all the psychic powers and experiences before one can transcend?
- Question 2
- It seems to me sometimes when I do your meditation, in the second stage, I start doing some Asanas, but I cannot tell the difference in my mind when I am doing them: whether I am acting and want to practise them or whether they are coming of their own accord. I am not sure I can feel the difference.
- Question 3
- After doing your meditation, will one be able to meditate more deeply as time goes on?
- Question 4
- Is it necessary to go through the stages of psychic powers, and psychic things to reach the spiritual apex?
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