WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PRANA?
ROLE OF PRANA;-
1-You will say simply ”breathing” is enough. We know only two things — exhalation, inhalation ...that’s all. But yogis live in the world of prana and they have come to know subtle differences, so they say that the prana has five different shapes, workings, energy fields in you. They are very significant. First is prana, second is apana, third is samana, fourth is udana, fifth is vyana. These are five prana manifestations in you, and each has a different work to do inside.
2-Prana, the first, is respiration. Apana, the second, is a help to excretion; it helps to cleanse the body of all excreta. The bowel movement comes from apana, and if you know how to work on it, you can cleanse your bowels as nobody else can. Yogis have the cleanest bowels. And that is very, very meaningful because once the bowel is totally clean, once your intestines are perfectly clean; your whole being feels light, as if you can fly. The burden disappears.The second, apana, is excretion.
3-Ordinarily your intestines carry much rotten excreta – your whole life’s, layers upon layers. Inside the inner walls of the intestine, excreta goes on accumulating dry and hard. It creates many poisons; it makes you heavy. It makes you more available to gravitation. Much emphasis is given in yoga to cleanse the whole stomach so that no toxins remain in it, because they go on circulating in your blood, they go on circulating in your brain, and they create a particular energy field around you which is heavy, dark, black.
When the intestines are perfectly clean and clear, the aura arises around your head; and people who have perceptive eyes can see it very easily. And you feel as if you are like a feather.
4-The third, samana, is digestion and providing body heat. If you know the function of the third and if you become aware where it is, your digestion will become absolutely perfect. Ordinarily you eat much but you don’t digest it. You go on eating and you never feel satisfied; you go on stuffing the body without digesting it. If one knows how to use samana, a small quantity of food will give him more energy than a big quantity of food ever gives to you. That’s why yogis can fast for many days without any harm to their body. Once in a while they will take a little quantity of food, and they will digest it totally. Your food is not totally digested. That’s why your excreta can become food for some other animal and he can digest it; much food value is still left in it.
5-In Tibet they have developed the whole system of body heat, creating body heat, on samana. They breathe in a certain way, in a certain rhythm, so that the samana vibe functions efficiently within their body.They can create so much heat that snow is falling, and a Tibetan lama will stand naked ..perspiring ..under the open sky. All over is snow; and you not be able to come out of the house, and he is standing in the falling snow – perspiring.
6-Fourth is udana, speech and communication. When you speak, the fourth type of prana is used. And the same type of prana can be trained; if that prana can be trained you become a hypnotic speaker, or you can become a hypnotic singer. Your voice can have a hypnotic quality. Just listening to it, and people can be magnetized.And the same is used for communication. People who are in a difficulty of how to communicate and millions of people, are in that difficulty how to communicate, how to relate to others, how to love, how to be friendly, how to be open, how not to be closed ..they all have some difficulty of udana.They don’t know how to use the prana energy which
makes you ﬂowing and makes your energy become open and you can easily reach the other and there is no block.
7- And fifth is vyana, coordination and integration. The fifth keeps you integrated. When the fifth leaves the body, you die. Then the body starts disintegrating, deteriorating. If the fifth is there, even if your whole breathing stops, you will remain alive. That’s what yogis are doing. When yogis exhibit that they can stop their heart, they stop four ..the first four pranas and they keep on the fifth. But the fifth is so subtle that there exists no instrument yet which can detect it. If you can know the fifth, you will be able to know God, not before that. Because the function of the fifth within you is the same as God’s function in the totality.
8-God is vyana; he is keeping the whole together — the stars, millions of stars, the infinity of space, all together. If you know your body, your body is a small microcosm, representative of the whole macrocosm. In Sanskrit they call the body pind, microcosm; and the whole brahmand, the macrocosm. And your whole body is a miniature. It has everything that the whole has, nothing is lacking. If you can understand your totality, you will have understood the totality of all.
9-Our understanding remains at the level where we stand. If somebody says that there is no God, he is simply saying that he has not come to know something integrative in his own being . Don’t argue or fight with him, because Proofs ,argument cannot give him an experience of vyana.Yogis never argue; they say, ”Come, experiment with us ..just to try to see what it is... hypothetically. Once you come to feel your vyana, suddenly God appears, then God is spread all over.”
10-The human body is a pur, a city. It is a city of godliness with eleven gates. Godliness is simple. It is never born, it is pure consciousness. It is because of the existence of the body that man can accomplish spiritual disciplines, such as meditation; he will thereby transcend grief and become a jivanmukta, one who is liberated while living in the body. He will be eternally bodiless after death...''The self-illumined''.
PRANA..THE ASPECTS OF SPIRITS ;-
1-Let’s understand the aspects of spirits leaving the body on death. There are five levels of ‘life’ leaving the body. they are called as sammana, praana, udaana, apaana and vyana, in the same sequence. When a person is declared dead by the doctor, the sequence of the life leaving the body is given as under: 1-1-Samaana; –
21 to 24 minutes. Samaana is responsible for maintaining the temperature of the body. 1-2-Praana ;–
48 to 68 minutes. 1-3-Udaana; – 6 to 12 hours. A life can be revived by some Tantrik process before the Udaana leaves the body. once Udaana leaves the body, revival is extremely difficult. 1-4-Apaana; –
8 to 18 hours. 1-5-Vyaana ;– 11 to 14 days for a normal person and 45 to 90 days for an extremely spiritual powerful being. Vyaana is the preservative element of the Praana. 2-When a body is brought to the cremation ground, generally it’s the time when Udaana is in the process of leaving. When the body is cremated Udaana also is released. This is the time the soul is in an extremely confused state. Obviously, the area surrounding a cremation ground would be crowded by many such ‘lives’ or ‘entities’ and they would certainly cause interference in the lives of the people staying there. 3-Such entities can be dealt by many techniques. One of the easiest ways to remove such entities is by the use of aromas by burning a few herbs or camphor.Just by doing this religiously one can remove the effect of entities effectively. They are explained below: 3-1-Take a normal copper plate and buy good quality camphor. Daily, at the dusk keep the copper plate at the Brahmasthana and burn three – four flakes of camphor on the copper plate. Burning camphor purifies the homes and drive away evil spirits and negative energy. Burning Camphor can also bring prosperity and abundance of wealth to your family. 3-2-Sambrani,(संब्रानी साल वृक्ष के सुगंधित पौधों का चूर्ण ) is another substance, burning of which helps in removing spirits and negative energy. Sambrani, a thick, shapeless and lumpy rock-like material, is a fragrant substance.In South India most of the people using sambrani from many years. They are using sambrani smoke early in the morning. Sambrani is used with coal. To prevent the child from the cold sambrani is very usefull. Coarsely powdered sambrani is sprinkled on a smoldering fire created by burning charcoal or coconut shells in an ornamental brass or clay holder. Then it is taken around all the parts of the house to spread the smoke before keeping it finally at the Brahmasthana. The same has to be done daily at dusk .