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WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BREATH? NAME THE NINE ACTIVITIES TO COMPLETE THE EVOLUTION OF WHOLE CIRCLE?

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF BREATH?-

10 FACTS;-

1-The breath is the most important thing. With it life starts and with it life ends. It is the most mysterious thing; without it there is no possibility of life.

Life seems just a shadow of breath. When breath disappears, life disappears.

So this phenomenon of breathing has to be understood.Every child born is not really alive until he breathes. He has just a few moments left. If he breathes after the birth, in those few moments life enters. If he does not breathe he will remain dead.

2-Those first few moments of life are the most important. The doctors, the parents, all become concerned when a child is born. Will he breathe? Will he cry and start breathing? Or will he remain dead?The child cannot breathe

on his own. To expect that is impossible because the child does not know how to breathe, nobody has taught him. This is going to be his significant first act, so this cannot be his act.If God does it -- okay; if God is not willing -- finished.

3-The whole has to breathe in him, that's why those few moments are full with suspense, doubt, apprehension, fear -- because both possibilities are still open.It is up to the whole.Only prayer can be done. We can only wait in

deep prayer. If the whole moves into the child, the child becomes alive,

otherwise not.This first breath is taken by the whole. And if the first breath is taken by the whole then everything else which depends on breathing cannot be your act. If you think you are breathing then you have taken a very wrong step. And because of this wrong step ego will be created. Ego is accumulated ignorance.

4-You missed. You have not been breathing, the whole has breathed into you, but you have taken it as if you are breathing.The first act of breath bridges

you with the whole, makes you one with the whole, and all that follows will not be your activity; all that is going to happen after this first breath till you die, till the last breath, is going to be the activity of the whole. The whole will live

within you.You can think that you are doing all those things -- then you live in ignorance. If you become aware that the whole is doing everything, you are being possessed by the whole, breathed by it, you are just a hollow bamboo, a flute, the sound comes from the whole, the whole life comes from it -- then you live a life of enlightenment.

5-This is the only difference between ignorance and enlightenment.

One step in error, that: "I have done it!" -- and the whole journey goes wrong. One step right, that: "The whole has been doing it in me, I am not the doer, I am just the field of his play, a flute of his songs, a reed, nothing more, an emptiness in which he flows, moves, lives!" -- then you live a totally different life, a life of light and bliss.

6-If life starts with breath, and death also, and everything is between these two, then yoga, tantra, and all sciences of inner alchemy, cannot neglect

breathing.Yoga calls it breathing prana. Prana means the very

vitality of your being.It is not just air coming and going through your lungs. Yoga says the air is just the outer layer of it. Hidden deep in that layer is

vitality.So breathing has two parts. One: the body of breathing, made up of oxygen, nitrogen and so on, and, two: the spirit of breathing, made up of vitality, God himself.

7-It is like your body is there, and you, your consciousness, is hidden deep down in your body. The body is a protection, a vehicle. The body is the visible vehicle for the non-visible you. And the same is the case with every breath. The breath itself is just the outer layer; hidden deep in it is life itself.

Once you discover that God himself is hidden in breath, you have come to know yourself. That's why there is so much insistence and so much search in yoga, and tantra about breathing.

8-If you simply go on breathing and thinking that this is just air coming in and going out you will never be able to penetrate the mystery of it. And you will remain completely oblivious of yourself. Then you will remain rooted in the body. You will never be able to know that which goes beyond the body, that which is within but yet beyond, that which is hidden in the body but not obstructed by the body, not limited by the body... A beyond within.In each

breath that life has to be discovered.

9-Yoga calls those methods pranayama. The word pranayama means expansion of life. One has to expand life to infinity in each breath.

Buddha has called his own methods of discovering the innermost core of breath anapana-sati yoga: the yoga, the science, of incoming and outgoing breath; and Buddha has said no other yoga is needed. If you can deeply watch your own breathing, and watch so meditatively that anything that is hidden in the breath does not remain hidden but becomes revealed, you will come to know all.That looks simple, but it is difficult.Sitting, walking, standing, whatsoever you are doing, go on doing these things, but let your consciousness be aware of the breath coming in, going out. Go on looking at your own breath -- one day with the very continuous hammering on the breath, the temple opens.

THE ASPECT OF BREATH AT THE TIME OF DEATH;-

1-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 BELOW..

1-SAMAANA; –

21 to 24 minutes. Samaana is responsible for maintaining the temperature of the body.

2-PRAANA ; – 48 to 68 minutes.

2-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.

4- APAANA ;– 8 to 18 hours.

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.

NOTE;-

1-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.Such entities can be dealt by many techniques.

2-One of the easiest ways to remove such entities is by the use of aromas by burning a few herbs or camphor.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.