- Created on Monday, 06 March 2017 10:51
- Written by phfd
In a gentle way, you can shake the world. — Mahatma Gandhi
Dear Fellow Healers,
A warm welcome to all the new healers who have joined us in the month of February 2017. We wish you all a joyful journey on this path.
Meditation at the Full Moon
“The time of the full moon is a period when spiritual energies are uniquely available and facilitate a closer rapport between humanity and the Hierarchy.” -- Alice A. Bailey
Ramana Maharishi on Meditation
Quote 1: A man should surrender the personal selfishness which binds him to this world. Giving up the false self is true renunciation.
Quote 2: Since every other thought can occur only after the rise of the ‘I’-thought and since the mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughts,, it is only through the enquiry ‘Who am I?’ that the mind subsides Mr. Dhar, I. C. S., a high Officer and his wife, both young, highly cultured and intelligent, are on a visit here. But they fell ill since they arrived here. She desired to know how meditation could become steady.
Sri Ramana: What is meditation? It consists in expulsion of thoughts. All the present troubles are due to thoughts and are themselves thoughts. Give up thoughts. That is happiness and also meditation.
Mr. Dhar: How are thoughts given up?
M.: The thoughts are for the thinker. Remain as the Self of the thinker and there is an end of thoughts.
Mr. Dhar asked Sri Bhagavan why Brahma, who is Perfection, creates and puts us to ordeals for regaining Him.
Sri Ramana: Where is the individual who asks this question? He is in the universe and included in the creation. How does he raise the question when he is bound in the creation? He must go beyond it and see if any question arises then.
Mrs. Dhar had been anxious to ask some questions and get help from Sri Bhagavan. She approached Him with great hesitation and gently related her troubles: My attempts at concentration are frustrated by sudden palpitations of the heart and accompanying hard, short and quick breaths. Then my thoughts also rush out and the mind becomes uncontrollable. Under healthy conditions I am more successful and my breath comes to a standstill with deep concentration. I had long been anxious to get the benefit of Sri Bhagavan’s proximity for the successful culmination of my meditation and so came here after considerable effort. I fell ill here. I could not meditate and so I felt depressed. I made a determined effort to concentrate my mind even though I was troubled by short and quick breaths. Though partly successful it does not satisfy me. The time for my leaving the place is drawing near. I feel more and more depressed as I contemplate leaving the place. Here I find people obtaining peace by meditation in the hall; whereas I am not blessed with such peace. This itself has a depressing effect on me.
Sri Ramana: This thought, ‘I am not able to concentrate,’ is itself an obstacle. Why should the thought arise?
D.: Can one remain without thoughts rising all the 24 hours of the day? Should I remain without meditation?
Sri Ramana: What is ‘hours’ again? It is a concept. Each question of yours is prompted by a thought. Your nature is Peace and Happiness. Thoughts are the obstacles to realisation. One’s meditation or concentration is meant to get rid of obstacles and not to gain the Self. Does anyone remain apart from the Self? No! The true nature of the Self is declared to be Peace. If the same peace is not found, the non-finding is only a thought which is alien to the Self. One practises meditation only to get rid of these alien fancies. So, then, a thought must be quelled as soon as it rises. Whenever a thought arises, do not be carried away by it. You become aware of the body when you forget the Self. But can you forget the Self? Being the Self how can you forget it? There must be two selves for one to forget the other. It is absurd. So the Self is not depressed; it is not imperfect: it is ever happy. The contrary feeling is a mere thought which has actually no stamina in it. Be rid of thoughts. Why should one attempt meditation? Being the Self one remains always realised, only be free from thoughts.
You think that your health does not permit your meditation. This depression must be traced to its origin. The origin is the wrong identification of the body with the Self. The disease is not of the Self. It is of the body. But the body does not come and tell you that it is possessed by the disease. It is you who say it. Why? Because you have wrongly identified yourself with the body.
The body itself is a thought. Be as you really are. There is no reason to be depressed.
Explaining adhyaropapavadabhyam (superimposition and its elimination), Sri Bhagavan pointed out that the first turns you inward to the Self; and then according to the second, you know that the world is not apart from the Self.
The Full Moon of Pisces and its significance
"I LEAVE THE FATHER'S HOME AND TURNING BACK, I SAVE." HM DK through Alice A. Bailey.
The keynote for the disciple in Pisces is a particularly useful seed thought for meditation. It carries within it the whole process of involution and evolution; the going forth of the unit of life into a material state of consciousness so dense that for long ages the innate divinity of the soul in incarnation is lost to sight. Gradually, through the process of experience in matter, the life aspect begins to re-assert its presence, eventually exerting such a pull on the consciousness of the personality that the decision is made to tread the "path of return," to "turn back" towards the source and the origin of Being. It is the story of the prodigal son within each member of the human family.
The keynote also carries the note of redemption. The act of conscious return to the "father's home" serves to refine and redeem material substance. The substance of the various bodies, appropriated during the involutionary process, becomes so impregnated with spiritual light and energy as the consciousness of the soul begins to control, that the individual life is "saved" from further control by other units of life within the environment. The influence of Pisces can, therefore, have a compelling effect within the planetary theme of Redemption, the purpose of manifestation. (Alice A. Bailey)
Come join us this full moon with likeminded friends and be a part of the planetary evolution.
Giving, Generosity and Sharing:
"Go give to the needy sweet charity's bread.
For giving is living," the angel said.
"And must I be giving again and again?"
My peevish, petulant answer ran.
"Oh, no," said the angel, piercing me through,
"Just give till the Master stops giving to you.”
The mission of the Teacher will be carried forward.
The PHFD has open-ended projects currently that allow us ample space to share generously in our march towards self-liberation. When we sow happiness we reap happiness, when we share generously we are entitled to generosity.
Empowering Rural India
We have it in our power to change the world over. — Thomas Paine
In our endeavour to share since 2009 we have embraced the water power to help bring happiness, wisdom, prosperity and good health to as many people as we can to strengthen and enable the India of tomorrow to become more vibrant, resourceful, more giving instead of only seeking.
1. Towards this end we have nurtured our Water Power project in Rajasthan. We will add to our list of check dams again this year ....Read more
2. Towards this end beckons the call of the Nation through "Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidayalay". ...Read more
“Educating girls is my priority. I have noticed that girls drop out of schools by the time they reach class 3rd or 4th just because schools don't have separate toilets for them. They don't feel comfortable. There should be toilets for boys and girls in all schools. We should concentrate on girl students not quitting schools.” – Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Teachers’ Day, September 5, 2014
The National Mission - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools will help girls to continue their education instead of dropping out. This is a march for a more literate home, a more literate India where a child in the future will belong to parents who have learnt to live their dreams for a better life through self-reliance.
In March 2015, PHFD started its financial contribution towards this end. In March 2016 the PHFD contributed financially towards this project for the second year running.
Tithing and financial aids for these projects are welcome. Cheques or drafts may kindly be made in the name of the “Pranic Healing Foundation of Delhi” with the project name/s on the reverse. Make March 2017 the month of giving to these noble projects.
Healing Clinic at PHFD
The PHFD is pleased to confirm that the healing clinic at PHFD will now be additionally open on days specified under Forthcoming Events.
Inner Yoga Meditation and Udgitha Meditation
This group meditation is being held at PHFD on every Monday and Friday respectively. The Friday meditations are open to non-healers also; Healers may invite their friends and relatives. These meditations are sponsored by PHFD.
Regular Weekly Meditations
PHFD is pleased to share that effective June 01, 2013 regular weekly Udgitha meditation is being held at PHFD, 3/23 (Basement), Shanti Niketan. Contact No: 011-41660565 (Every Friday). March schedule is:
Date: March 03, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017.
Timing: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Inner Yoga Meditation
PHFD is pleased to share that regular weekly Inner Yoga Meditation is being held at PHFD, 3/23 (Basement), Shanti Niketan Contact No: 011-41660565 (Every Monday). March schedule is:
Date: March 06, 20 and 27, 2017.
Timing: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Full Moon Meditation
Date: 12 March, 2017 (Sunday)
Venue: 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Open Nurturing Session: 5:15 pm
Group Meditation: 6:00 pm
Free Healing Camp: PHFD is happy to announce that a Free Healing Camp will be held on every Wednesday of the month at Shanti Niketan from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Regular Healing Session: PHFD is pleased to share that a regular healing clinic is operational on Monday to Friday from 3:00 to 5:00pm. All interested healers are requested to register their names with the PHFD at the earliest.
Healing on pre-appointment basis. For healing appointment please register or call Mr. Puri on 011-41660565. Healers who wish to practice healing may also join with their subjects and or patients.
YPV Classes in March
Schedule: YPV Level 1 (Basic)
Venue: A-337, First Floor, South City I, Gurugram, Haryana 122001
Date: March 04 and 05, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Schedule: YPV Level 1 (Basic)
Venue: PHFD, 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Date: March 18 and 19, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
Highlights of February
Weekly Udgitha Meditation
Open Nurturing Session Before The Group Meditation
Water Power Project
Check-Dams: After the successful completion of the 4th check-dam we have undertaken five more check dams in Rajasthan. These check dams help in bringing solace and increased agricultural productivity to many more villages. The objective again is to bring self-reliance to rural India.
In March 2016 more check-dams have been undertaken, taking the total to beyond eleven.
Sharing of Information
Please note that we will continue to share news on our forthcoming events and seminars through the platform of these newsletters and by publishing on our website: http://www.delhipranichealing.net.
*PHFD office will remain closed on 13 March (Monday) for Holi.
In Service of The Teacher,
With loving Kindness
(On behalf of the PHFD Trust Board)