It's now the 6th technique and it no longer has the sanskrit and so you just place attention. It's a good technique.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:30 AM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] A. Of E. Techniques- Circa 1975 > This was not the most common A of E technique given > out in '75. In fact, I've never heard of this specific > technique before. MMY gave out many different ones and > asked us to stay in touch with him by writing what our > experiences were and sending him these reports. > > > > > > --- Robert Gimbel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> Posted by Sudarsha at 1/19/2007 03:36:00 PM >> This is what I learned to do: After TM/before >> 'sidhi' >> >> At the top of the head think/feel OM >> At the eyebrow level, between the eyes think/feel >> Bhur >> At the throat level, think/feel Bhuvah >> At the heart level think/feel svah >> At the solar plexus level think/feel tat savitur >> >> -> We were to do this moving our attention/awareness >> down the spine. (More detailed, exacting instruction >> I did not, unfortunately, record in my notes; not do >> I recall ever asking or being given any kind of >> explanation what this was for, what it was supposed >> to do/accomplish.) >> >> I was told to go to one of the skin boys for >> checking. He had to tell me over and over what the >> "mantras" were. I had at the time a vague notion >> that this was something familiar. >> >> It turned out to be the beginning of the Gayatri >> Mantra. >> >> I do not remember how many times this was to be done >> before progressing to the 'sidhi' program. Since I >> learned this on an ATR (Advanced Teaching and >> Rounding, I think), I left for home almost >> immediately thereafter. I had been doing the 'sidhi' >> program for some time and felt increasingly >> exhausted and dull from morning meditation to >> evening meditation. I wanted to sleep all the time >> and could barely function without a lot of effort, >> very difficult effort. >> >> The addition of the "A of E" increased the dullness >> of the 'sidhi' program and added something I still >> find difficult to describe despite the sparce notes >> from this time in my journals. I simply felt awful. >> Dutifully, month after month I wrote my A of E >> experience evaluation and sent it off to wherever we >> were to send these things. I am unable to find the >> list of questions we were to answer and apparently >> did not keep copies of the pleading letters I sent. >> I felt so bad I was pleading month after month for >> some kind of help, any kind of assistance. Needless >> to say, there was no response. >> >> I now recall a Sufi teaching lession I learned some >> years later: I have sent you a thousand letters and >> you have not answered one; but that too is an >> answer. >> >> After about 6-months of this (apparently if you are >> dull, exhausted, feel wretched and afraid that you >> will be cut off like the errant son of some stuffy >> and heartless aristocrat), you keep doing the same >> thing again and again expecting better results. >> >> The Gayatri: >> >> Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah >> Tat >> Savitur Varenyam >> Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi >> Dhiyo Yonah: >> Prachodayat >> >> English translation: >> >> Throughout all realms of experience >> 'That' >> essential nature illuminating existence >> is the adorable >> One. >> May all beings perceive through >> subtle and meditative intellect >> the magnificent brilliance >> of enlightened awareness. >> >> http://www.xs4all.nl/~dham/gayatri_mantra.html >> Wow, I wasn't on those early courses, but sure >> sounds exotic; >> Thanks for the free information- as I didn't even >> have to travel to France this time for those >> secrets... >> One thing that stands out- Some of these 'Kriya' >> methods attributed to Yogananda- seems true. >> So, is Yogananda also guilty of some kind of crime >> for teaching his techniques in the West also. >> Let's not be wimps and cry babies- >> Ya, know what they say... >> 'Girls just wanna have fun'... >> R.G. >> >> >> >> --------------------------------- >> Check out the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta - Fire up a >> more powerful email and get things done faster. > > > > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta. > http://new.mail.yahoo.com > > > To subscribe, send a message to: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Or go to: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ > and click 'Join This Group!' > Yahoo! Groups Links > > >