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Ganesh_b01

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Praanayama according to Jnana
« on: February 18, 2009, 04:15:05 PM »
Bhagwan has said in some book:

Breathing out: I am not this   -  Na Aham
Breathing in:   Who am I        -  Koham
Retention:      I am He          -  Soham

Soham

Ganesh_b01

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Re: Praanayama according to Jnana
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 05:36:39 PM »
True Srkudai,

By retention of breath I only meant Kumbhaka. A state of Silence in any terms. deliberately holding ones breath would lead one nowhere.

Swami Chanmayananda had beautifully quoted - "the space between two thoughts is the Brahman" similarly the space between 2 breaths i.e. Rechaka and Puraka is Brahman. The mind is active in both Puraka and Rechaka. It is quietened in Kumbhaka.

Pranams to Bhagwan

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Re: Praanayama according to Jnana
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 05:44:29 PM »
Dear Ganesh_b01 and srkudai,

Bhagavan Ramana has said that all our efforts are to drive away other thoughts, (unwanted ones), but it is done by watching the
breath, so that our thought will be only towards that.  Bhagavan
Ramana also had said the ideas of rechakam, kumbakam etc., but
not specifically quoting Aparokshanubhuti, of Sri Sankara, kindly see talks.  He has also said that the thoughtless state, even if it is a trice, it gives Atma Suka, at that fraction of the moment.

Arunachala Siva.
 

Ganesh_b01

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Re: Praanayama according to Jnana
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 06:26:07 PM »
Dear Subramanian you are right, I remember Bhagwan saying somewhere in Complete talks that for a person of Jnana Marga, just observing ones breath would lead him to light although on several occasions he had encouraged many devotees on the Yoga marga as well.

O Bhagwan I love you.