- Created on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 07:03
- 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 January 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: The state we call realization is simply being oneself, not knowing anything or becoming anything. If one has realized, he is that which alone is, and which alone has always been. He cannot describe that state. He can only be That. Of course we loosely talk of self-realization for want of a better term..
Quote 2: I have not said that a Guru is not necessary. But a Guru need not always be in human form. First a person thinks that he is an inferior and that there is a superior, all-knowing, all powerful God who controls his own and the world's destiny and worships him or does Bhakti. When he reaches a certain stage and becomes fit for enlightenment, the same God whom he was worshipping comes as Guru and leads him on. That Guru comes only to tell him 'That God is within yourself. Dive within and realize'. God, Guru and the Self are the same.
A certain visitor formulated a question, saying that meditation is more direct than investigation, because the former holds on to the truth whereas the latter sifts the truth from untruth.
Sri Ramana: For the beginner meditation on a form is more easy and agreeable. Practice of it leads to Atmavichara which consists in sifting the Reality from unreality.
What is the use of holding on to truth when you are filled with antagonistic factors?
Atmavichara directly leads to realisation by removing the obstacles which make you think that the Self is not already realised.
Devotee: Work leaves no time for separate meditation. Is the constant reminder “I am”, trying to feel it while actually at work, enough?
Sri Ramana: It will become constant when the mind becomes strengthened. Repeated practice strengthens the mind; and such mind is capable of holding on to the current. In that case, engagement in work or no engagement, the current remains unaffected and uninterrupted.
D.: No separate meditation is necessary?
Sri Ramana: Meditation is your true nature now. You call it meditation, because there are other thoughts distracting you. When these thoughts are dispelled, you remain alone, i.e., in the state of meditation free from thoughts; and that is your real nature which you are now attempting to gain by keeping away other thoughts. Such keeping away of other thoughts is now called meditation. When the practice becomes firm, the real nature shows itself as the true meditation.
Other thoughts arise more forcibly when you attempt meditation.
Sri Maharshi continued after a number of questions were asked on this topic: Yes, all kinds of thoughts arise in meditation. It is but right. What lies hidden in you is brought out. Unless they rise up how can they be destroyed? They therefore rise up spontaneously in order to be extinguished in due course, thus to strengthen the mind.
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 Aquarius and its significance
"WATER OF LIFE AM I, POURED FORTH FOR THIRSTY MEN." HM DK through Alice A. Bailey.
The dominant influence of the Festival of Aquarius stimulates the spiritual capacity of man to love and to serve his fellowmen, to become inclusive and compassionate, and to share his own resources freely and fully in seeking to meet the needs he recognises. Such an influence is greatly needed in a world where humanity has crystallised into a condition of selfishness and separateness. In the long run nothing can withstand the potent energies pouring through the constellation Aquarius. These energies are dominated by the second ray of love and wisdom, the fourth ray of harmony through conflict, and the seventh ray of order and organisation with its power to establish relationships and to anchor spiritual energy in material form.
The Aquarian state of consciousness, as a pervasive force in many today, cannot fail to stimulate change in the consciousness of the human race as a whole. To the extent that the world servers with the human kingdom can maintain their pose within the stream of Aquarian energy, receiving, giving and living the power and the love available to them, so will they serve to irradiate and transform the whole human environment. l Central to all experience in the life of a disciple influenced by Aquarius is the beauty of group life, group good and group service. (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 February 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). February schedule is:
Date: February 03, 10, 17 and 24, 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). February schedule is:
Date: February 06, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.
Timing: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Full Moon Meditation
Date: 10 February, 2017 (Friday)
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 February
Schedule: YPV Level 1 (Basic)
Venue: PHFD, 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Date: February 11 and 12, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Schedule: YPV Level 2 (Advanced)
Venue: PHFD, 3/23, Basement, Shanti Niketan
Date: February 25 and 26, 2017.
Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Highlights of January
Weekly Udgitha Meditation
Open Nurturing Session Before The Group Meditation
Awaken the Light within You Workshop (Gurgaon Center)
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 24 February (Friday) for Maha Shivaratri.
In Service of The Teacher,
With loving Kindness
(On behalf of the PHFD Trust Board)