SATSANG OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
THE LIFE AND MESSAGE OF SWAMI AMAR JYOTI
Human evolution and upliftment of consciousness do not come about through cultural or technological advance, but more by the blessing of spiritual unfoldment. In this sacred process, the Master-disciple relationship is paramount, so much so that it is known as the highest of all relationships on earth.
SAHAJA: NATURAL LIVING & MEDITATION
by Swami Amar Jyoti
What does it mean for human beings to be natural? By being natural your potential is allowed to come out, and that can only happen if you are conscious. If having a highly educated analytical mind cancels or overlaps being natural—enjoying life and feeling good about it—it is not worth it. On the contrary, it is Consciousness that establishes the exceptional, rather than our achievement. You allow your potential to come out consciously if you are natural, while avoiding the unnatural and the uncivilized.
Only when we are conscious can we dissolve, reject or let go of our unwanted potential. Whether you have bad or evil or harmful qualities or tendencies, according to the science of Raja Yoga, you can overcome these impulses with control of mind and breath and meditation. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna’s disciple, Arjuna, wanted to leave the battlefield and renounce because he did not want to kill the opposing army, which consisted of his relatives, even though they were unrighteous. Krishna did not allow him to renounce because Arjuna would have been swerving from his duty as a warrior to protect righteousness. At one point before the battle began, Arjuna told Krishna that he preferred to go into the wilderness and beg alms rather than kill his own kith and kin. Krishna responded with this beautiful aphorism: “Arjuna, it is better to do imperfectly what is your real duty rather than to do perfectly what is not your duty.”
Read full Satsang in the Spring 2017 issue of Light of Consciousness
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