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Unformatted text preview: Vladimir Antonov Anatomy of God (collected articles) Translated from Russian by Mikhail Nikolenko This book is a compilation of articles by scientist‐biologist Vladimir Antonov, who dedicated his life to studying, among other things, non‐material forms of life and people’s relations with them. Among non‐material forms of life, the most important for us are Representatives of the Primordial Consciousness (of the Creator, of God‐the‐Father) — Holy Spirits. Learning from Them allowed formulating — in a simple and clear to reasonable people language — answers to the most important questions: what is God, what is man, what is the meaning of our lives on the Earth and how can we realize it most successfully, what should be our relationships with God. The book can be interesting and useful to every one of us, including pedagogues and the youth. © Antonov V.V., 2010. 2 Contents Anatomy of God ........................................................................ 4 Straight Path to Achieving Spiritual Perfection .............. 15 Three Stages of Centering on the Path of Spiritual Self‐ Realization................................................................................ 21 Jiva and Buddhi....................................................................... 30 Psychical Self‐Regulation...................................................... 35 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart!.............................................. 42 What Is Truth? ......................................................................... 50 Evolution of Consciousness .................................................. 56 The “Third Eye” and the “Sun of God”............................. 67 Dharma, Dharmakaya, Nirodhi, Nirvana........................... 72 Meditation: Steps of Mastering (lecture)........................... 82 Be Careful! ................................................................................ 95 Recommended literature ....................................................... 97 3 Anatomy of God On our planet there are many variations of understanding of the nature of God, of the meaning of our lives and ways of its realization. Different concepts emerged and gave birth to different religious associations of people. Another important point here is that people tend to distort with time the original truths received from God by substituting them with fantasies or by changing them to fit people’s selfish desires. Why does it happen? We discussed this topic in detail in the book [13]. In brief I can say that the reason here consists in the great spectrum of differences between people what con‐ cerns their intellectual and moral levels. The most striking re‐ ligious perversions occurred in cases when the power was seized by aggressive primitives… This resulted in inquisitions, crusades, various kinds of fundamentalism where the follow‐ ers were taught to seek salvation through, for example, killing of infidels… But all this does not mean that religion made nothing but harm to humankind. In different times in different countries there were Representatives of the Creator Who brought to peo‐ ple the Truth in its original purity [8]. People of primitive na‐ ture quite often tortured and killed these Divine Teachers, be‐ lieving sincerely that thus they “protect the purity of faith” — their faith of primitives… *** Another important reason for fading out of the epicenters of higher religious knowledge consists in the fact that in the past on the Earth there were no advanced means of imparting and preserving intellectual information. In distant past people 4 tried to write down their thoughts on stone tablets, on papyrus, etc. This is why next generations could not become acquainted with records made by Thoth‐the‐Atlantean (Hermes Trismegis‐ tus), by Pythagoras, and by other Great Ones. And even the technology of printing on paper could not solve this problem completely so that people of different countries speaking in different languages could exchange important information quickly and easily. At present time this task is solved thanks to the Internet and to other computer technologies. These modern technolo‐ gies together with the knowledge about God accumulated by scientists, who have dedicated their lives to this task, allow creating now an all‐mankind repository of knowledge contain‐ ing fundamental information about the nature of God and man, about how we should live on the Earth to realize success‐ fully God’s intent for us. *** We are not going to list and analyze here various folklore (naive, fairy‐tale, pagan) ideas about God that existed and exist now in different nations. Let us begin straight away with ex‐ pounding the most principal knowledge. It is appropriate to begin this topic with discussing the multidimensionality of space. After all, it is not mathematical reasoning but physical reality! Let us imagine a multi‐layered pie. The layers of multidi‐ mensionality, in contrast to such a pie, differ among them‐ selves not by the height of their location but by their place on the scale of energetical subtlety‐coarseness. This is the scale of multidimensionality. The most subtle layer of the universal “pie” is the Primordial Consciousness, which is called in dif‐ ferent human languages the Creator, God‐the‐Father, Jehovah, Allah, Ishvara, Tao, etc… On the opposite end of this scale there is hell — the “cesspool” of the evolutionary Process. Be‐ 5 tween the Primordial Consciousness and hell there are other layers. Among them there are those containing “building mate‐ rial” for formation of matter (protoprakriti) and for formation of souls (protopurusha). These eons also should be cognized on the Path to Mergence with the Creator. They can be discovered when one learns to cross the Mirror, and this is possible only if one does it from the cleansed and well‐developed chakra ana‐ hata. I can give another example to help understand the nature of multidimensionality. Let us imagine a glass aquarium. Its main visible content is water. But in it there is also light, which almost does not inter‐ act with the water. Also there are energies of radio waves, which transmit information to radio receivers and to TVs. There are also energies of gravitational fields of the Earth, of the Sun, of the Moon; there are neutrinos and other flows of energies invisible to the physical eye… And these are present not only inside the aquarium: they are present everywhere! In order to explain this phenomenon to children one can give to them a portable radio receiver attuned to a certain radio frequency which they can carry inside the home or can took outside. Thus children can see themselves that the electromag‐ netic field, which ensures receiving of the radio transmission, exists not only in the point where the receiver was attuned to it but everywhere in the space around, even outdoors. Moreover, one can demonstrate to children that similar fields corresponding to other radio frequencies are present eve‐ rywhere; that they do not hinder each other but exist as if in their own layers of space invisible to our eyes. This example can be a good analogy for understanding the essence of the layers of multidimensionality. It is the same with real multidimensional space: spatial dimensions (which are called eons in Greek or lokas in San‐ skrit) with their inhabitants (spirits of different level of devel‐ 6 opment and God) are present everywhere. We are used to look only at the material plane of our existence and do not notice them. But the inhabitants of these eons see us and therefore can influence us. (Apostle Philip depicted this situation in His Gospel [8]). Phenomena taking place in dimensions other than the ma‐ terial plane cannot be seen or studied by the organs of sense of our bodies or with the help of some material tools: there is no way to move our bodies or tools there! But they can be studied very well by the consciousness developed to the necessary level. This does not concern the use of psychedelics, which de‐ stroy both the body and the soul! (Among followers of drug addictions there is an opinion that such substances allow one to exit to the astral plane and to study thus non‐material eons. In reality in such a case, one explores only one eon, usually the eon of hell or an eon close to hell. In this situation, one cannot move from one eon to another, up to the Abode of the Primor‐ dial Consciousness. No self‐development is possible in this case; there can be only degradation.) The correct researching activity has to be performed with the fully clear self‐awareness — through the stages of ethical and energetical purification, and then through development of the consciousness with the help of the methods of its refine‐ ment and growth. All this is described in the book [9] and in our other books, also demonstrated in our films‐lectures. Now let me just stress that one cannot achieve success in this work without putting emphasis on the development of oneself as a spiritual heart. There is no other possibility. *** Only primitive religious concepts depict God in the form of man or some animal! In reality, He — in the aspects of the 7 Absolute and the Primordial Consciousness — is infinite in size and eternal. His scale is the scale of the entire universe! The main part of God, which is called the Primordial Con‐ sciousness or the Heart of the Absolute, can be likened to a boundless ocean. He is a boundless Ocean of Living Subtlest Consciousness existing in the deepest loka, which is called the Abode of the Primordial Consciousness. His state there can be described as Calm. He is not a Personality. He is a Whole of All Those Who have achieved Perfection and have merged into Him. In that sense, He is the United We, as He Himself asserts [8]. … Love is the emotion that helps souls merge with each other. Having learned to love other people and all the living in the Creation, also the Creation in general, having developed ourselves as love, we can direct then our love towards the Crea‐ tor. At this point we become refined and well‐developed in quantitative aspect spiritual hearts. And then we infuse our‐ selves into Him and merge with Him in the Embrace of Love! This is not a beautiful fantasy or allegory. This is Reality for all Souls Who have achieved it. In particular it was described by Apostle Philip, a personal disciple of Jesus Christ, in His Gospel [8]. Philip — together with Jesus and some other Apostles of Jesus — is now an Inte‐ gral Part of the United We. One can find the same idea in the Quran: addressing Mu‐ hammad, God tells about Himself using two pronouns — I and We… Yes, He says that He is the Higher Self, the United Self, the United We. All this is true. It is also important to note that though we use masculine form when speaking about the Creator, the United We is com‐ posed of Divine Representatives of both sexes — according to Their last Incarnations. 8 … For those who are used to regard themselves and others only as material bodies it may be hard to imagine how one can be the United We. But verily, man is not a body! Man is a self‐ aware energy, which is called consciousness or soul! The body is but a temporary dwelling given to every one of us for our development during the time of incarnation. The body is as if a machine that allows the soul to act, to learn, and to grow in the world of matter. And this machine is controlled by man him‐ self, first of all. After disincarnation, all people cognize the reality of being a soul. But one can gain this knowledge without ceasing the incarnated existence. One can achieve this by developing one‐ self through the methods of buddhi yoga. … In the Abode of the United We there is Calm. There all the Consciousnesses are merged into One. Intensive Light and Light‐Fire are manifested only as a result of Intentions directed to the Creation and Actions performed in the Creation. The United We possesses all the fullness of the Divine Power, which can be manifested, in particular, in control over matter, in materialization and dematerialization, in transforma‐ tion of matter. Incarnated spiritual Masters, Who have become well estab‐ lished in Mergence with the United We, can manifest Them‐ selves as Great Divine Wonder‐Workers. Being incarnated or non‐incarnated, They can come out from Their common Abode and create working sites where They work with incarnated people. There each One of Them teaches, among other things, meditative methods to incarnated spiritual seekers who have developed the ability to perceive God directly. Such Representatives of the Primordial Consciousness (of the United We) are called Holy Spirits. In the aggregate sense, They are called the Holy Spirit or Brahman. It is also appropriate to discuss here the concept of Trinity. 9 What concerns God‐the‐Father, we have talked about Him already. We have also explained what the Holy Spirit is. And every One of incarnated Representatives of God‐the‐ Father is called Avatar, Christ, or Messiah (these words from different languages mean the same). 1 This is what Trinity is. Now let us discuss the term Absolute. Sathya Sai Baba once told us on behalf of the United We: “The Earth is a Manifestation of My Beingness”. Yes, the planet where we were born and live is a multidi‐ mensional conglomeration. Its matter and material objects are one of the components of this conglomeration. Deeper on the scale of multidimensionality there are other eons, including the Abode of the Primordial Consciousness. From depths of multidimensionality, the Earth is seen as a structure consisting of Divine Light; it is only its outer layer (crust) that is dense and solid. Such a structure can be likened to a bud on a tree. The bud originates from the substance of the tree; it is not completely independent, not existing on its own. Despite the fact that the structure of the bud’s tissues differ from the structure of the tissues of its parent’s substance, the bud and the tree are one. It is the same with conglomerations of planets and stars: they do not exist on their own; they are but “buds” of the Crea‐ tion produced by the Creator. All They teach the same truths to people. But people distort Their Teachings so that begin to wage wars among themselves be‐ cause of arising differences. Members of every party in such a war believe that they “protect the true faith”. But the Knowledge taught by all the Representatives of the Creator is one and universal. 1 10 It is in this sense that one speaks about God as about the Absolute: He is Absolutely Everything, the Creator coessential with His Creation. *** In this article we have to discuss one more subject: Fiery and Light Divine Manifestations. Representatives of the United We come out with a Part of Themselves from Their common Abode to Their working sites in slightly different ways. Some of Them do it being fully transparent Consciousnesses; They are, for example, Huang Di, Apostle Philip, Gautama Buddha. Others create at Their work‐ ing sites Mahadoubles: giant anthropomorphic Forms consist‐ ing of most tender Living Light. Such are most of Them (ac‐ cording to our observations). Others yet, in addition to mani‐ festing Themselves in the form of Mahadoubles, create forms shining with bright Light‐Fire, resembling the usual Sun seen from the Earth. Jesus called such Manifestations of Holy Spirits — look‐ ing like the Sun, bright, intense, stationary with regard to the Earth’s surface — Suns of God [19]. Their color can vary from light‐goldish — to orange tint (in case of Surya) or to reddish tint (in case of Sarkar). Apart from the two mentioned Repre‐ sentatives of the Creator, we observed Suns of God created by Jesus, by His Apostles Mark and John, also by Sathya Sai Baba, Eagle, Assyris, Odin, Adler, Bartholomew, Ptahotep, Larisa, Sulia, Lada, Yamamata. 2 … Every One of Holy Spirits can have several working sites, which are situated sometimes thousand kilometers from each other. You can read about Them and about other Representatives of the Creator know to us in [8]. 2 11 Today we have a unique possibility for studying such an activity of Divine Teachers, because Sathya Sai Baba has a ma‐ terial body in His Indian Ashram. This allows observing hid‐ den aspects of work of this Great Avatar of our time, the struc‐ ture of how He distributes Himself for the sake of helping in‐ carnated people. He comes out from the Abode of the United We as a giant “Sun of God” shining from His Ashram. This is the center of His activity on the Earth. From there He stretches His numer‐ ous Divine Arms to many places on the surface of our planet. These Arms pass through the Ocean of the United We like un‐ derground fiery riverbeds. They end at larger or smaller work‐ ing sites of His, where His Mahadoubles are present; we know also one of His working sites where there is a “Sun of God”. “Suns of God” are seen sometimes as if behind the hori‐ zon, but most often they appear to a certain degree above the surface of the Earth. “Suns of God” are boundary structures formed at places where some Representatives of the Primordial Consciousness come out from Their Abode. These are Their Atmans. “Suns of God” is one of the manifestations of the Divine Fire. (The latter can exist in forms other than “Suns of God”.) The Divine Fire created by Holy Spirits or by Avatars can be used by us for purification and healing of our bodies and for divinizing the matter of the body. This Fire is not burning for those who progress successfully on the Path to Perfection. But hellish souls (incarnated and non‐incarnated) cannot with‐ stand It. True spiritual warriors can place themselves in the Divine Fire not only as souls but also together with their bodies — if there is a “Sun of God” available for such a work. In this case they can, among other things, purify their bodies — with the help of the hands of the consciousness — from all energies coarser than the Divine Fire. Thanks to this work, bodies with their energies are purified, healed, transformed. From fully pu‐ 12 rified bodies it is much easier to enter the Divine eons. (On the contrary, this is impossible to do from the body contaminated with coarse energies). But it is even more prospective to become Suns of God our‐ selves. It is for this purpose that we were incarnated on the Earth! This is why God sent us here! Let us ask ourselves: does my current way of life conform to this Path? And we have to remember that one should begin self‐ transformation with the very beginning! Where is the begin‐ ning? — One has to find it on one’s own by studying in detail the materials listed in the end of this book. *** To beg salvation from God is a completely meaningless thing. Jesus Christ taught that everyone has to cognize and master the Abode of the Creator with their own efforts (Matt 11:12; Luke 16:16). Also Jesus commanded: Become perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect (Matt 5:48)! Also: Learn (this) from Me (Matt 11:29)! Yes, Jesus and all Holy Spirits are glad to help every one of incarnated people. But people have to make efforts on self‐ development themselves! And there is no reason for us to regard God as our Servant who allegedly has to indulge us and save us, while we con‐ tinue to live in our vices! God looking at people begging salvation from Him may ask: how can one save them? They do nothing to be saved! They do not follow Our recommendations — despite all Our efforts; despite, in particular, the self‐sacrificial Feat of Jesus Christ Who gave to people Teachings about the Path to Our Abode! And only in this Abode one finds the true and final 13 Salvation! By the way, is parasitism a quality that should be encouraged in people? No! They have to work on themselves! Only to such people We give Our help in abundance! The author of this book took heed of this truth several tens of years ago — and accepted God as his Teacher. He managed to save himself and helped many others on this path. … It is much more difficult to pave a way than to walk an already paved road! The road has been paved for you now! You just need to learn “the rules of the road” and to begin to move forward!… 14 Straight Path to Achieving Spiritual Perfection Many years of hard work of ours — a group of scientists who study multidimensional space of the universe and the forms of consciousness which inhabit its strata (eons, lokas) — allowed us to gain full understanding about that most impor‐ tant which has to form the foundation of the outlook of every modern human. This knowledge gives complete answers to the most important philosophical questions: what is man, what is the nature of the Divine, what should be the relationships be‐ tween man and God, what is the meaning of our lives and how to realize it? We described it in many publications where this knowledge is expounded in a simple language, which is easy to understand for any intellectually developed person. In particular, during our work in this direction, we learned from many Divine Teachers — Representatives of the Primor‐ dial Consciousness (God‐the‐Father, the Creator). Among Them are Jesus Christ and some of His Apostles, Krishna, Huang‐Di, Odin, Babaji from Haidakhan, Sathya Sai Baba, and many Others. Some of Them are widely known now; Others are known only to relatively small groups of people incarnated at present; some Others left no noticeable traces in the history [8]. What do They have in common that allows regarding Them as Divine? Apostle Philip — a personal disciple of Jesus Christ — writes about this in His Gospel [8]. Namely, all of Them in the past found the Way to the Abode of the Primordial Univer‐ sal Consciousness, established Themselves in Mergence with It, and became Its integral Parts. There are also differences among Them. For example, Di‐ vine Teachers can be distinguished by subtlest shades of Their 15 Divine Love. They differ also by the “age” of living in the Abode of the Primordial Consciousness: personal development of every Divine Individuality does not end with attainment of Divinity but continues. God told us about this in the following way: “There is a long way from a seed that sprouted up and rooted in Me — to the Universal Tree that gives life to all the living”. … From the standpoint of the methodology of spiritual de‐ velopment, it is important to choose from the vast number of true and false methods of spiritual development known to people only the most important ones which really allow man to advance quickly to Divinity and then to become a part of the Primordial Consciousness. To us, possessing a vast experience of living communica‐ tion with the Inhabitants of the highest eon of the multidimen‐ sional space and with the representatives of the other eons, it is absolutely evident that only those people who choose the Path of the Spiritual Heart have chances of attaining the spiritual Perfection in Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness relatively quickly. In other words, only Those Who have de‐ veloped Themselves, during the incarnate state, as great and Divinely subtle Spiritual Hearts appear among the achieved Ones. It is They that constitute, in aggregate, the United We of the Creator. … Let us consider the main stages of the spiritual Path in more detail. First, we have to accept and realize in life the basic ethical principles suggested to us by God: — Refusal of all forms of causing unnecessary harm to other creatures, including plants. In particular, the principle given to us through Moses “You shall not kill!” has to be ex‐ tended not only to killing people but to killing animals and to killing plants unnecessary. — Taking care about good of others, striving to help self‐ lessly everyone in everything good. It is through selfless (and 16 unobtrusive) help to others that we not only learn psychologi‐ cal peculiarities of other people and become “soul‐knowers”, but also develop love in ourselves. “God is Love,” taught Jesus Christ. This means, in particular, that in order to approach God we have to develop in ourselves this quality first of all. But what is love? Love is the whole spectrum of emotional states. And one can develop them both through “usual” meth‐ ods (emotional attunement to the harmony of nature and to adequate works of art, interaction with harmonious people and animals, harmonious sexual interaction devoid of egoism, etc) and through special spiritual exercises that develop directly the organ of emotional love — the spiritual heart. Such special methods allow worthy people to accelerate their personal evo‐ lution by thousands of times and to attain Perfection in the cur‐ rent incarnation. This, of course, provides them with the possi‐ bility of helping incarnate beings — from their new status — much more efficiently. Among other important ethical principles, one should men‐ tion the following: — introducing in one’s own life the awareness of the prior‐ ity of the spiritual evolution — contrary to the tendency to compete in interaction with people and to the desire to possess superfluous (on the spiritual Path) earthly boons, — refusal of coarse emotional states; the control of emo‐ tions is easily achieved with the help of the system of methods of psychical self‐regulation developed by us [9]. … So, the spiritual heart developed to the cosmic scales is the foundation of man’s spiritual advancement. In the Abode of the Creator, there are no souls who came there in some other way, for example, those who put emphasis on the development of the power or intellectual aspects. Both these aspects are also important, but they should play only a supplementary role. Development of the spiritual heart begins in the anahata chakra through its cleansing and extending to the size of the chest, at least. 17 Then the growth of the spiritual heart continues outside the body. This process goes especially successfully with the help of special meditative training at corresponding places of power. Growth of the spiritual heart is proportional to develop‐ ment of subtle (not coarse) power of the individual conscious‐ ness. They who successfully develop themselves in this direc‐ tion gradually gain the ability to live not in the material body but to be a spiritual heart which is thousands or millions of times larger in size than the physical body. This allows, in par‐ ticular, moving easily through multidimensional space and ex‐ ploring it by crossing the borders between the eons. At that, one does this with full self‐awareness and control of one’s own states and the place of staying; psychedelic drugs, which de‐ stroy the body and soul, are not needed for this purpose at all. At these stages of development, the consciousness of man is enriched with the kundalini energy — an individual reserve of Atmic energy accumulated in the past. This allows one, in particular, to form a Dharmakaya — a huge and subtle con‐ sciousness consisting of all 3 dantians. And the chakras then merge with the Primordial Consciousness. At the same time, one needs training in dissolving oneself‐ consciousness in the highest (subtlest) eons. This is known as attainment of Nirodhi — one of Nirvanic states. Thanks to such practices, man easily masters not only life in paradise (one of the subtle eons of multidimensional space) but also in the three “behind‐the‐Mirror” (akashic) eons, in‐ cluding the eon of protomatter (protoprakriti), the eon filled with the “building material” for souls to come (protopurusha), and the Atmic eon of Chidakasha. Mastering of the latter is fol‐ lowed by cognition of Paramatman — of the Primordial Con‐ sciousness in Its Abode. Self‐perfecting has to include many other aspects of devel‐ opment of the individual consciousness, including intellectual 18 and power ones. Serving other incarnated beings by helping them also contributes to this. Through the methods of spiritual work mentioned above, one can easily develop the ability to communicate with Holy Spirits, with Jesus Christ. Jesus and other Representatives of the Creator become our personal Teachers and guide us to the Father, into His Abode. In the language tradition used by Krishna, which was in‐ troduced later into the lexicon of Buddhists, one may say that in this way people of both sexes, who are well prepared by their past experience, easily achieve the Nirvana in Brahman (the Holy Spirit), the Nirvana in Ishvara (God‐the‐Father), and the Nirvana in the Absolute. As for the Islamic tradition, we give a full explanation of the nature of Allah (the Creator, God‐the‐Father) Who told about Himself, through Muhammad, as “I” and as “We”. After all, Allah is not a Personality, but an Aggregation of Personali‐ ties merged together. Of course, there are also His Individual Manifestations. Now one may understand better the methodology of the Straight Path mentioned in the Quran — the Path of cognition of Allah and Merging with Him through humble and faithful love. One may find more details about this in [8], where Sufi Grand Master and other Great Sufis say about the Straight Path. … Materials of the book [8], compiled from sayings of the Representatives of the Creator Who attained Divine Perfection through different religious traditions, clearly demonstrate that God is one for all people (though people call Him differently in different languages) and that the methodology of attainment of the spiritual Self‐Realization is also one. Especially brightly it is demonstrated by the biographies of Those Adepts Who successfully finished Their “inner jihad” (holy war for the Perfection) being incarnated in Atlantis, in 19 Africa, in the Southeast Asia, among American Indians, in the countries of the European culture, in Russia. Probably it makes sense to pay attention to the fact that the success on the spiritual Path is achieved not through inventing “gods” and then worshipping them, not through rituals and endless panhandling before God, but through real efforts on transforming oneself as a soul, as a consciousness. Such a transformation has to begin with ethics; otherwise God does not allow approaching Him! … You can try using this knowledge gifted to us by Divine Teachers, though we cannot promise that traversing this Path will be necessarily easy for you… Yet, if man manages to trav‐ erse even a significant part of this Path during the time re‐ mained in the current incarnation — this will ensure favorable conditions in the future unfoldment of the destiny. Also let us pay attention to the importance of teaching the basics of this knowledge to children, namely the ideas of mor‐ als, responsibility for one’s own deeds, words, and even thoughts — before God, Who waits that we become like Him — perfect Love, perfect Wisdom, and perfect Power! 20 Three Stages of Centering on the Path of Spiritual Self-Realization Many years ago we created a 20‐hours video film titled Three Steps of Centering. But since that time much technical ad‐ vancement has been made in the field of video production, and unfortunately this film is out of date now due to its old techni‐ cal quality. But we ourselves have managed to make a significant pro‐ gress in gaining knowledge and experience on the Path of spiritual development. And it makes sense now to discuss this subject again — at the current new cycle of its development. It is not necessary to describe all the numerous nuances of the spiritual Path in this short article. Let us just point out basic milestones for the travelers. One can find the rest in the litera‐ ture given in the end of this book. Stage 1 In any country and in any large town people differ signifi‐ cantly among themselves. This concerns not sexual or ethical differences. The main difference here is the quality of incar‐ nated souls according to their evolutionary age and according to what qualities these people have developed during the time of their incarnations. Some people are capable of leading a way of life which is not better than the life of animals or even worse sometimes. Such people are driven by emotions of aggression, envy, greed, lust (egoistic sexual desires), revenge, jealousy, etc… If they come to a religious environment, they can only beg from God forgiveness for their real or imaginary vices, to participate in allegedly “saving” rituals, to take part in feasts (to drink heav‐ ily) when celebrating certain events from the history. And if 21 they are influenced by strong personalities (quite often of dev‐ ilish nature), then they join masses of religious fanatics who are similar to gangs of rowdy football fans or to functionaries of criminal political regimes… 3 There is a whole range of intellectual levels of people: from al‐ most zero intelligence up to genius abilities and higher [5,8,13]. It is determined mainly by the fact that the intellectual function of the soul develops not in one but in many incarnations. Also, doctors found out a long time ago that in case of alcoholics and other drug addicts there is a high risk of birth of children with a defective intellect. And one should understand that God does not incarnate promis‐ ing souls into an environment unfavorable for spiritual development. In medicine of the past centuries there was the term physiologi‐ cal silliness. What did it mean? There was a division of human silliness into two levels: patho‐ logical silliness, which is called also oligophrenia, and physiological silliness. The latter was peculiar to too many so‐called “normal” peo‐ ple, and therefore doctors did not want to call all of them mentally ill. Oligophrenic persons were subdivided into three groups accord‐ ing to the level of the pathology: idiots (those with least pronounced feeblemindedness), imbeciles, and morons. And the physiologically silly are a most‐close‐to‐idiots group of “normal” people, who do not consider themselves silly at all. One can observe (or at least imagine) what are the levels of un‐ derstanding of the religious path by the representatives of each of the four mentioned groups, and by those who do not belong to these groups. In the current century as well, we can observe in different coun‐ tries mass religious forms established and supported by those physiologically silly. It is clear that there is no reason to fight this phenomenon with force: it is naturally corresponds to the needs and possibilities of a significant part of the society. But reasonable state leaders could contribute to introducing into the mentality of human masses reasonable religious‐philosophical 3 22 Completely different from them are people possessing an intellect developed in the process of their personal evolution. They are, for example, true scientists (contrary to those who came to the scientific field by chance), writers, people of art, journalists, successful businessmen and politicians. Such people do not accept primitive religious forms. Therefore many of them live as atheists — until they encounter a sound religious‐philosophical concept. Yes, it is people with a developed intellect that are capable of mastering successfully stages of the spiritual Path. After all, without a developed intellect one cannot comprehend even the basics of ethics. And without this, the Creator does not allow approaching Him! … Such an intellectually developed person can discover true religious‐philosophical knowledge, become acquainted with it, and accept the principles of life on the Earth suggested to us by God. Then such a person can begin to master the first stage of psycho‐energetical development. This stage implies development of oneself as a spiritual heart. … In the human organism there are seven bioenergetical organs which are called chakras. The most important of them is the central chakra anahata located in the thorax. It is an organ responsible for producing the entire spectrum of the emotions of love. Above the anahata there is the neck chakra vishuddha re‐ sponsible for aesthetical appraisal of situations. Above it, in the head, there are two chakras (ajna and sa‐ hasrara) responsible for intellectual functions. knowledge. This could begin with including it into educational pro‐ grams and promoting it through mass media. And, of course, it is extremely unreasonable to encourage fee‐ blemindedness in people by promoting — in the scale of the state — feebleminded concepts. 23 Below the anahata chakra, in the upper half of the abdo‐ men, there is the manipura chakra. Its function consists in sup‐ plying energy to the organism. In the lower half of the abdomen, there is the chakra svad‐ histhana producing sexual emotions. And in the lower part of the pelvis, there is the muladhara chakra, whose function consists in taking part in accumulating the energy of the organism. (For more details about the chakras see [9]). All the chakras are necessary. There are no good or bad chakras. It is desirable that all the chakras be purified from en‐ ergetical contamination and developed. Apart from the anahata chakra, another chakra most impor‐ tant on the spiritual Path is the sahasrara located in the top part of the head at the place of the cerebral hemispheres. A high level of development of this chakra signifies one’s large intel‐ lectual potential, which is very important for successful spiri‐ tual development. But for further spiritual advancement, such a person has to abandon the tendency of centering oneself in the head and has to begin to center the consciousness in the chakra anahata. It is in this way that all true spiritual seekers from different religious movements, including Christians‐Hesychasts, achieved success [9]. One may say that those who have mastered centering of oneself in the chakra anahata have mastered successfully the first principal stage of the spiritual Path. This achievement has more significance than just ad‐ vancement to spiritual heights. Anahatic, cordial qualities of a person allow him or her to continue living in harmony, in happy state — independent of the circumstances. For most people 4 it is pleasant to communicate with such a person. He or Except for hellish persons who hate everyone around. 4 24 she becomes a source of spiritual light for others! He or she also becomes invincible to diseases, which plague those who always live in negative emotions. … The Creator is the most subtle form of consciousness. Opposite of Him are inhabitants of hell, which is the “cesspool” of the evolutionary Process. They are beings most coarse by their energetical status, who developed such qualities during their incarnated state. So the Path to the Creator implies, among other things, re‐ finement of the consciousness. How can one do it? — Through control over emotions with the help of the art of psychical self‐ regulation [9]. Let me explain that emotions are states of the conscious‐ ness (soul). After the death of the material body, we continue to live in the state which was most habitual for us during the in‐ carnated life. In this way we predetermine ourselves to live ei‐ ther in hell or in paradise! This is one of the reasons why work with the anahata chakra is so important. After all, in this chakra no coarse emo‐ tional states can occur; it produces only subtle emotions of love: emotions of tenderness, care, gratitude, reverence, etc… And if we live constantly in this chakra, we can easily rid ourselves of coarse emotional states of the consciousness and habituate ourselves to subtle states. Moreover, it is the emotions of love that can bring souls to mutual mergence. By learning love in contacts with earthly ob‐ jects — with people, animals, plants, living nature, correspond‐ ing works of art — we prepare ourselves to Mergence with Di‐ vine Souls — with Holy Spirits and then with the entire Pri‐ mordial Consciousness. Stage 2 On the spiritual Path we have to strive to achieve the level of subtlety of the Primordial Consciousness. Also we need power of the refined consciousness, which is important for the 25 soul to be able to act actively inside and outside its current ma‐ terial body. Without this power one cannot even move from one spatial dimension to another, say nothing of staying in other dimensions. And the power of an individual conscious‐ ness depends directly on the size of the consciousness. How can one become a great soul (mahatma) during the current incarnation in a reasonable period of time? Only with the help of special training of oneself‐consciousness. The spiritual heart is a structure of the consciousness that can begin to grow inside the chakra anahata if there are condi‐ tions favorable for this. Further efforts on a) developing the spiritual heart and then b) developing oneself as a spiritual heart — allow one to overgrow in size the anahata chakra, then the entire material body, and then one can grow more and more — up to infinity… What such trainings consist in? In the beginning, if we have mastered the chakra anahata, we can learn to push its walls from inside with the hands of the consciousness. Then we can learn to fill cocoons of energetically subtle and power‐ ful plants (plants of power). Then — to fill in the same manner Forms of Consciousnesses of our Divine Teachers — Holy Spirits — at Their working sites. It is clear that for perceiving Them and communicating successfully with Them we need to refine the consciousness to the necessary level. Holy Spirits, penetrating easily — in Their eon — through the matter of the Earth and through any material object, come out from Their Abode and manifest Themselves for incarnated people in the form of Mahadoubles: giant anthropomorphic Forms consisting of subtle flame‐like Light. These Mahadou‐ bles can be from tens of meters up to many kilometers in height; Their width at the level of the ground ranges from sev‐ eral meters to kilometers. 26 If we have learned to merge with Them by entering Their Forms, we can grow as consciousnesses with Their help inside these Forms. Many Divine Teachers are ready to help us in this growth: Jesus Christ and His Apostles, Krishna, Babaji, Sathya Sai Baba, Ptahotep, Elisabeth Haich, Ngomo, Pythagoras, Thoth‐ the‐Atlantean, Adler and many Others [5‐6,8‐9]. But let me re‐ peat that we have to prepare ourselves for this, so that we be‐ come able to see Them and to communicate with Them as eas‐ ily as we communicate with incarnated people. … And then the question is: how can we cognize the Crea‐ tor? One of the ways to realization of this goal consists in set‐ tling oneself (as a consciousness developed as a spiritual heart) in the core of our planet. The Fiery core of the Earth is that part of the planet which is most close — in the corresponding eon — to the state of the Creator. It is as if a connecting link between the Creator and this element of His Creation (planet Earth). And it can serve us as a passage to the Abode of the Primordial Consciousness. The criterion of success in this work is the ability to feel the center of oneself in the core of the planet. This would mean that one has mastered the second stage of centering. … One has to begin mastering the core with filling with oneself‐consciousness our entire multidimensional planet — in its subtlest light‐filled components, first of all. Having cognized thus our planet through love for it and mergence with it, we can feel then very well the entire scale of multidimensionality: from the boundary with hell up to the subtlety found in the planet’s core. If we have mastered this, it would be easy for us to submerge into the Abode of the Crea‐ tor. Thus we begin direct cognition of the main Goal of our ex‐ istence, the main Goal of all our spiritual efforts. Yet I have to warn you against an illusion which our imagination can create: one has to understand clearly that the 27 distance to the core of our planet is measured by thousands of kilometers. Therefore it makes sense to ask oneself honestly: can I really expand the consciousness to such a distance now? Or I need first to continue growing as a spiritual heart, for ex‐ ample in the expanse over the sea, in the expanse of the steppe, in the majestic expanse seen from tops of mountains? Stage 3 The third stage of centering implies fullness of Mergence with the Creator, which enables one to feel the center of one‐ self in His Abode. And all the rest existing in other eons is lo‐ cated as if around and outside this Center 5 . Let me note that the Creator calls Himself the Heart of the Absolute. Moving from the second stage to the fullness of mastery of the third stage requires, at the least, years of unceasing spiri‐ tual efforts. It does not make sense to speak much about them in this article: those who have reached this summit are guided further by God. I just want to mention two very important aspects of work at this stage: The first one is the ability to enter the state of Mergence with the Divine Consciousness. The path to gaining this ability begins with developing in oneself a very important ethical quality called lowliness of mind — lowly, humble feeling of oneself. If one has not developed this quality, he or she has no chances for spiritual success. Let me note also that Jesus Christ attached much impor‐ tance to this! 6 It is important to understand that here we speak about multi‐ dimensional space, not about a plane‐like one. 6 This principle is mentioned in virtually every book listed in the bibliography. 5 28 I should also stress that the true lowliness of mind (con‐ trary to its false substitutions) can be gained only after master‐ ing the first stage of centering. One also strengthens the skills of Mergence with the help of special trainings in mastering the state of non‐I. In this state the feeling of oneself is merged completely with the object of one’s love. And this object, in the end, has to be our Creator. The second aspect is the necessity of developing the arms of the consciousness, which grow from the spiritual heart and are consensual to it. It is best to develop the strength of these arms by giving through them the power of ones love — first to some particular incarnated beings, then to whole parts of our planet with all the beings living in them, and then by permeat‐ ing with these arms the layers of the Absolute surrounding the Heart of the Absolute. One can find more details about mastering of this stage in the historical spiritual classics [8]. For example, one has to mas‐ ter merging of oneself simultaneously with That Which Is Above and with That Which Is Below, as it was recommended by Hermes Trismegistus in the Emerald Tablet [8]. 29 Jiva and Buddhi Jiva is a Sanskrit equivalent of the word soul. In incarnated state, the jiva is attached to its material body. It lives in the body and perceives the world with the help of the body’s organs of sense; it thinks with the help of the body’s brain. This is why it is so difficult for incarnated people to dis‐ identify themselves — even mentally — with the body and the mind (manas in Sanskrit). When the material body dies, the jiva continues to live in non‐material spatial dimensions: some jivas live in the eons of hell, some others live in paradisiacal abodes. This depends on in what state of the consciousness one got used to live during one’s incarnated life. After the death of the body, those accus‐ tomed to coarse (i.e. hellish) states of the consciousness con‐ tinue to live in these states among other souls like them; this is what hell is. Those who have accustomed themselves to life in subtle and tender states, who have ridden themselves of anger and other kinds of emotional coarseness — they appear in paradise. Also we should remember that in most cases life in non‐incarnated states is much longer than life in material bod‐ ies. What is the purpose of these incarnations? Can the only purpose here consist in the idea that terrifying and fearsome God‐Judge sorts us out between hell and paradise after the death of our bodies? Nonsense! Yet this is a belief of the fol‐ lowers of many primitive religious movements! No, in reality the Creator incarnates us in His Creation in order that we may develop ourselves intellectually, ethically, aesthetically, develop the power aspect, master in all the full‐ ness the complex of emotions that are called in general by the word LOVE. The latter is the most important thing! 30 Depending on whether we master it well or poorly, the Creator (through Holy Spirits) forms our future destinies (karma), which are perceived by most people either as good or bad. Good destiny is that when He creates for us pleasant con‐ ditions for continuing our self‐development. Bad destiny is created by Him so that we, having appeared in unpleasant con‐ ditions, begin to seek the way out (this concerns our world‐ view, first of all), so that we understand the meaning of our lives on the Earth and begin to realize it as quickly as possible. Therefore we have to regard both good and bad destinies as a boon. It becomes more understandable if we start to regard ourselves in all situations as disciples of God, who sends us to the Earth for learning. And He is not going to give up teaching those of us who display to Him their prospectiveness, until they become worthy of merging with Him and enriching Him in this way! It is with this purpose that our Creator creates material worlds and sends souls to them — so that these souls develop and evolve. In this way the process of the Evolution of the Uni‐ versal Consciousness goes on! But in order to infuse into the Creator we have to cognize God in all of His Aspects: as the Creator, as the Holy Spirits, and as the Absolute. However, while one remains a jiva (incarnated or non‐ incarnated), one cannot fulfill this task in fullness. Being a jiva, we can only prepare ourselves to higher stages of development and to direct cognition of God. How do we do this? — by de‐ veloping in ourselves all the aforementioned positive qualities and by getting rid of negative qualities. This task can be solved more easily with the help of the methods of psychical self‐ regulation, which are a part of knowledge called raja yoga. Af‐ ter all, we have to achieve, among other things, energetical pu‐ rity of the organism and good health: while the body is con‐ taminated with coarse energies one cannot develop in subtle 31 and subtlest spatial dimensions. And the Creator that we have to cognize is the most subtle component of the Absolute! Preparing ourselves to the higher stages of self‐ development — to buddhi yoga — we have to make the ana‐ hata the dominant chakra. It is this chakra that is responsible for producing the emotions of love! And nothing but these emotions allow us to refine ourselves! Emotions are states of ours (as consciousnesses). And we have to master subtle and subtlest emotional states, have to be‐ come used to living in them! Moreover, it is emotions of love that allow the soul to be‐ come capable of MERGENCE! We learn this first by loving people and other manifestations of life in the Creation. Then we can direct our developed capability of loving towards the Creator. … And what is buddhi? Contrary to the jiva, the buddhi is the part of the con‐ sciousness that is formed and further developed — with the help of the methods of buddhi yoga — in subtle and subtlest spatial dimensions outside one’s material body. Development of the buddhi is ensured by direct growth of the spiritual heart, which is formed in the beginning on the ba‐ sis of the chakra anahata. (One may describe it also as growth, expansion of the chakra anahata outside of the material body). So let the spiritual heart grow to sizes of meters, kilome‐ ters, and even more!… Then one has to supplement the developed anahata with other chakras developed to the necessary degree. In this way one forms the structure called dharmakaya — “body of the Path”. The term dharmakaya denotes one of the higher stages of development of the buddhi (which is followed by several other important stages of self‐development on the spiritual Path). Developing ourselves as dharmakayas we gain even higher independence of the material body during incarnated life. We 32 become less susceptible to illnesses and other harmful factors. Also grows the power of the consciousness, which depends on the size of the consciousness and its ability to move outside the body. We learn to think without the use of the body, also to heal the body by influencing it from outside. But the most im‐ portant thing is that it becomes easier for us to communicate with our Teachers — Holy Spirits. And this is one of important conditions for development of wisdom and for further self‐ improvement. He who has achieved the fullness of Perfection as a buddhi — merges with the Primordial Consciousness (the Creator); such a Perfect One can be called a Buddha 7 . Yet there is an even more attractive stage of development: when the Perfect Buddhi merged with the Primordial Con‐ sciousness substitutes completely for the jiva incarnated in the material body… *** Many people live without thinking about why they live. They live by primitive egocentric attractions and reflexes: they seek pleasures, seek satisfaction of their greed and aggres‐ sion… The surrogate purposes suggested to the members of the dominant religious movements — how to avoid going to hell and go to paradise through participation in rituals, through begging forgiveness from God for committed or non‐ committed sins, or even through killing infidels — are not helpful from the evolutionary standpoint. 8 Let me note that words buddhi and Buddha have the same root. Another false way of “seeking spiritual self‐realization” is the use of drugs, which do not contribute to one’s spiritual advancement but destroy both the body and the consciousness. 7 8 33 God does not need anything like this from us! He needs that we strive to become better, to become Perfect — according to His Evolutionary Intention! … What can I suggest to everyone to do? To study and to accept the God’s Intention, to find one’s own place in the common Process of the Evolution of the Universal Conscious‐ ness — both in the aspect of mastering concrete methods of self‐development and in the aspect of participating in this Great Process through one’s own service. Life filled with such everyday work, which is a manifesta‐ tion of our love for God, is truly happy and blissful! It is LIFE FOR GOD — life for Him rather than for myself! 34 Psychical Self-Regulation The ideas of psychical self‐regulation originated in Europe, namely in Germany. German physicians at the end of the 19th century began to develop the idea which they called autogenic training. The book Autogenic Training by doctor Schultz be‐ came most well‐known. What was the subject of these recommendations and re‐ search? Relaxation, first of all. One could relax the body and the mind when lying on the back or sitting in the so‐called coachman’s posture (that is sitting on a chair in a stooped pose). Of course, this had nothing to do with yoga as a spiritual direction, but it laid the basis of this subject. And it played a positive role as a pre‐history of psychical self‐regulation. The next large stage was the activity of Alexander Romen, a doctor‐psychiatrist, who worked in Alma‐Ata and in Moscow. The very term psychical self‐regulation was invented by him. He dedicated much of his time and effort to this direction, pub‐ lished tens of works on this subject. What did he write about? Mainly it was just propaganda of the idea: “Let workers of mines practice psychical self‐ regulation!”, “Let workers of hospitals also…!”, and so on… It was very good, because thanks to him the term psychical self‐regulation was accepted and became well‐known. But Romen did not create any system of teaching psychical self‐ regulation. Such a system was created for the first time by us, by our scientific‐spiritual School. Why can I claim this? Because effi‐ cient psychical self‐regulation is not possible without the use of the functions of the chakras. The chakras are reflexogenious zones of the emotional‐ volitional sphere. By moving the concentration of the con‐ 35 sciousness into a certain chakra, we can — just thanks to this movement of the consciousness — can change the attunement of ourselves either to intellectual activity, or to the perception of the beautiful, or to developing in ourselves the most signifi‐ cant quality — the capability for cordial love, or to work activ‐ ity, etc. Without the use of the chakras one cannot regulate so effi‐ ciently one’s own psychical state. It is our books that presented for the first time a descrip‐ tion of the functions of the chakras and methods of working with them. And for the first time, thanks to these books, the very concept of the chakras became legitimated in the USSR. Before this, the functionaries of the Communist Party, who su‐ pervised the science, asserted that the existence of chakras was not proved by science and therefore there were no chakras whatsoever! Thus the very subject of chakras was forbidden! Yet chakras do exist. One can learn to use them — and this makes the beginning of the true path of yoga: raja yoga and the next higher stage — buddhi yoga. I should mention also that there was a lot of different lit‐ erature about chakras published by incompetent authors from different countries, and this literature caused much harm. For example, there is a statement (though this is not the most harmful one) that chakras contain structures resembling lotus flowers with different numbers of petals. But in chakras there are no lotuses! They contain no such structures whatso‐ ever! Chakras are volumes filled with bioenergies or with the consciousness of man. If one tries to see lotus flowers in the chakras, it is not harmful. By doing it, one learns to concentrate in the chakras. Another error is extremely harmful: a long time ago an‐ other German doctor wrote a book where he claimed that the chakras have to be colored with different colors: since there are seven main colors of the rainbow, seven musical notes, seven chakras — all are seven — therefore every chakra has to have a 36 corresponding musical note and a corresponding color. For ex‐ ample, it turned out that the anahata chakra has to be green… And this tragic error caused a lot of harm to a very large number of people who sincerely wanted to become better and believed this false idea! … Let us understand that in the chakra anahata the spiri‐ tual heart has to be born and to begin to grow. Then the spiri‐ tual heart has to transform — by its quality — to the state of the Holy Spirit and the Creator. The Holy Spirit, the Creator — what is Their color? Tender‐ white‐goldish! (Juan Matus spoke of amber‐tinted color). And of what use is a green spiritual heart? God is not green at all! Who is green? Frogs… So with a green spiritual heart one can aspire to merge with swamp algae for example, but not with God! All the chakras have to be made perfect. The most impor‐ tant of them is the anahata chakra. We can grow properly (as a consciousness) in qualitative and quantitative aspects only as spiritual hearts! There is no other possibility! The state of all the chakras has to be made as close as pos‐ sible to the state of God in the aspect of the Creator and in the aspect of the Holy Spirit. The most subtle stratum in the entire multidimensional Absolute is the Creator. We have to strive to submerge by the spiritual heart into Him; then we will be able to draw there all other structures of the organism that have value there. What structures do I mean? There are the chakras (they were known in India in particular). There is also the concept of dantians (they were known to Chinese Taoists). The chakra anahata is the middle dantian. There is also the lower dantian — the power block of the organism consisting of the three lower chakras. And there are three upper chakras composing the upper dantian. 37 The main dantian is the middle one. And the other two are auxiliary. They are also necessary; they, too, have their own functions. We can submerge into the Creator with all our dantians and merge with Him! This is an important goal which is wor‐ thy effort! In order to be able to submerge all the dantians into the Creator, we have to bring them to His state. Let me repeat that His Light is tender‐white‐goldish. It makes no sense to try to enter the Creator with red, green, or other‐colored chakras! People who were engaged in the work of coloring their chakras — unless they wash out, which is very hard to do — they have no possibility to reach the higher stages on the Path of spiritual development! This is a trap! I ask everyone not to follow this harmful tendency and stay away from those who promote such vicious, dangerous pseudo‐spiritual tendencies! By the way, one may ask, pointing at me: “Why does he impose his opinion as if he alone is right? Why should others believe him?” The point is that our group has managed to traverse the en‐ tire Path; we have reached the end of the Path. Of course, we know that there are possibilities for continuing work on our‐ selves, but we have traversed the entire Path — and therefore we can see very well mistakes made by other seekers. If you have traversed and studied the entire Path, if you know it — then you can see concrete stages of this Path and you can easily discern true and false attempts of other people who try to walk this Path. … So, we agreed that the main chakra is anahata. And that the Straight Path is the Path of love for the Creation and the Creator. And if through our love for the Creation we have mas‐ tered the function of Love (with a capital letter) — then we can fall in love with the Creator too. Thanks to this love we merge with Him in the end. 38 If we have made at least initial steps on this Path (namely if we have developed ourselves as spiritual hearts), then it is easy to develop further. Then we learn to be more subtle and more large spiritual hearts. How can we grow? For this purpose we have to find some forms that we can fill with ourselves (as spiritual hearts). They can be cocoons of strong, powerful, subtle trees of different biological species. In our region, they are poplars, pines, birches, spruces. I mean some particular plants which can be called plants of power; that is, this concerns only certain speci‐ mens, not the entire biological species. So we can learn to fill their forms with ourselves as spiri‐ tual hearts by exiting from the anahata chakra backward into these forms. Then we can spread in expanses that we find in the moun‐ tains, in the steppe, over the sea. By training in this way, we become larger and larger spiritual hearts and gain the ability to see with the consciousness. Another important point is that the spiritual heart necessar‐ ily has to have arms with hands; with these hands we can sup‐ port, nourish other living beings with our power of love, help them. If we walk this Path, then Holy Spirits very soon become visible for us. And if we are able to see Them, then we can also hear Them: after all it is more convenient to hear someone if you see them. By filling the forms of Consciousnesses of our Divine Teachers, Holy Spirits, by attuning with Them — we grow with Their help up to the level when we can enter the Abode of the Creator. Then one can look from the Primordial Consciousness at the Creation, can come to the matter of one’s own body from another side, from the side of the Creator, can transform the matter of the body… … This is the Straight Path! 39 The idea of the Straight Path exists in Buddhism. It is pre‐ sent also in Islam — as a principle of directing one’s attention toward the Creator. The Straight Path is the shortest Path to full spiritual self‐ realization! Of course, one has to keep in mind that the techniques of psychical self‐regulation alone cannot enable one to grow to the fullness of Perfection. Two other components are also nec‐ essary: intellectual and ethical ones. We have to understand with the mind what is God, to be‐ gin with. But so few people can give a reasonable answer to this question! At best they can tell you one of the names of God and tell you that this is God. But they have no idea what is be‐ hind these names! They would not tell you that God is the Creator (the Primordial Consciousness), that God is also the Absolute (that is Everything: the Creator together with His Creation)! And they do not know what we should do in rela‐ tion to the fact that there is God! The majority of people who acknowledge the existence of God begin to beg from Him salvation for themselves or, at best, for someone else as well. But in reality God does not need our prayers or different variations of our worship! God needs our efforts on self‐development! What concerns repentance practiced in some spiritual movements, its purpose does not consist in begging forgive‐ ness for our misdeeds; its purpose is to learn not to repeat mis‐ takes! If we have understood this, then the ethical component of spiritual development becomes actual for us; ethical work on oneself becomes meaningful. One has not to kowtow all day long but has to learn to avoid repeating mistakes! But what is a mistake and what is not? We are able to dis‐ cern this only if we understand what is God, what is man, what is the meaning of our lives! This meaning consists in our spiri‐ tual development! The meaning of life consists in spiritual de‐ 40 velopment, not in accumulation of money or becoming ele‐ vated over others! If we have understood this very well — only then can we make significant progress in our personal evolution in short periods of time. 41 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart! In the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5) there are several phrases of Jesus which are called the Beatitudes: Blessed are the poor (i.e. those who have no possessions in the material world, who do not strive for material wealth) in spirit (more correct — by spirit, i.e. by one’s own decision, by one’s own will), for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven! Blessed are those who mourn (i.e. those remorseful of their misdeeds which have ethical significance 9 ), for they will be comforted! Blessed are the meek (i.e. those devoid of haughtiness and ambitiousness), for they will inherit the earth! Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled! Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy! Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God! Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven! Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake! Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in Heavens! Now let us discuss one of these precepts, namely: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God!”, because it is espe‐ cially important for realization of the Teachings of God by us. Yet, one should not do it too long: having learned — with the help of repentance — not to sin, we have to advance further on the spiritual Path in the state of positive emotions; otherwise we cannot succeed. 9 42 What did Jesus say here? He said that God‐the‐Father and the Holy Spirit can be cognized and seen by people who have pure hearts. *** What is pure heart? And in general, how one should understand the term heart when it is used for speaking about spiritual growth? Of course, it does not mean the anatomical physical heart. The opinion that the heart is an aggregate of all our in‐ stincts and emotions, including sexual attraction and passions, is also erroneous. The function of the spiritual heart is not re‐ lated with sexual passions (strong egocentric, egoistic attrac‐ tions) and even opposes them. There is another amorphous and inadequate use of the word heart: the mind (one of the examples — Acts 5:3). It is very sad that these inadequate uses became widely ac‐ cepted in literature, including religious one, and even in some translations of the New Testament 10 . For example, in translation of the prayer‐meditation Our Father (Lord’s Prayer) it is not made clear that by “daily bread” Jesus meant not material food but higher spiritual knowledge, spiritual guidance which we should ask from God. This flaw resulted in masses of peo‐ ple (who consider themselves Christians) engaged in panhandling from God — instead of realizing His Teachings, which suggest that we strive for spiritual Perfection (Matt 5:48). Also the term “poor in spirit” does not mean feebleminded pan‐ handlers‐parasites, as it is usually interpreted, but spiritual warriors who have renounced seeking worldly wealth — for the sake of reali‐ zation of the true meaning of life in accordance with the Teachings of God. Also in the translation of the New Testament, there are expres‐ sions “my (his, her) soul”. This implies that man is a body in which 10 43 *** In order to understand what the spiritual heart is, we have to discuss briefly the bioenergetical structure of the human or‐ ganism (for more details see [9]). It concerns the chakras, first of all. Inside the thorax of human body, there is a bioenergetical organ called anahata chakra. This chakra is responsible for providing bioenergies through a network of bioenergetical channels (meridians) to the lungs, to the anatomical heart, and to other organs located in the thorax. The anahata, as any other bioenergetical organ, is also a re‐ fexogenic zone of the emotional‐volitional sphere (more details in [9]). It is the anahata that is responsible for generating the entire spectrum of the emotions of love. By moving the concen‐ tration of the consciousness into this chakra, one changes the state of the consciousness to the state of love. 11 By working with moving the concentration of the con‐ sciousness between the chakras and main meridians, one can easily learn to change volitionally and exactly one’s own emo‐ tional states and efficiency in work — both mental and physi‐ cal. This is the basis of the system of psychical self‐regulation, some strange “soul” lives and this “soul” abandons man at the mo‐ ment of death. Some people even develop opinions that one can “lose the soul”, “steal the soul”. But in reality, every man is an evolving soul, which enters a material body for a time in order to continue self‐ development. Therefore, one cannot “lose the soul”; one can only “lose the body”… Also in the translation of the Epistles of Apostle Paul there are expressions that seem meaningless. There Paul described meditative methods taught by Jesus, but the translators could not understand them due to their incompetence… (See also The Original Teaching of Jesus Christ in [8]). 11 See also the chapter about Hesychasm in [9]; also [20]. 44 which was formed and described by us in our publications [9 and others]. In order to master the functions of the anahata, one has to start with cleansing it together with other chakras and main meridians — from dark bioenergetical contaminations. Then one has to spread out the anahata inside the thorax [9]. The anahata spread in this way occupies the volume of the chest from the collarbones to the beginning of the solar plexus. Then one has to learn to look with the eyes of the soul from the anahata; and then — to habituate oneself to stay with the concentration of the consciousness in the anahata almost al‐ ways, except cases when one needs to act energetically on the material plane or to perform intensive intellectual work; in such cases one needs just to move the concentration of the con‐ sciousness into the chakra corresponding to the current situa‐ tion. The one who has fully mastered this and has become firmly established in the anahatic state achieves a paradisiacal life after the death of the body. This achievement can be lost only if one violates the ethical principles suggested to us by God. Let me explain: the ethical component of the Teachings of God is aimed, first of all, at helping those ready to follow these Teachings, to master the state of love and to become estab‐ lished in it. For this purpose God suggests that we: — renounce the capability to kill (except for cases of abso‐ lute necessity, such as attacks of mosquitoes, ticks, and patho‐ gens) other beings created by Him and incarnated for their de‐ velopment into material bodies, — do not do to others what we do not want be done to our‐ selves, — do not be haughty and arrogant, — do not drink intoxicating drinks, — do not be angry, 45 — do not be jealous, — do not avenge, — do not require back what was stolen from you… And even give to the robber more than he wants to take from you, and to him who slapped you on one cheek turn an‐ other cheek also — but keep in these extreme situations the state of love! — and you will be in paradise then! After all, paradise is the destiny of those who have realized the Teachings of God about love! And those who have accus‐ tomed themselves to coarse emotional states and rejected the Teachings of God go to hell… “God is Love” (1 John 4:8; 4:16). And — “Become closer to God!” (James 4:8). One can become closer to Him only by trans‐ forming oneself into Love. And it is possible to do only through full realization of His precept which we discuss here. Apostle James expressed the same idea in other words (James 4:8): “Purify your hearts!” *** So, one can begin this path of transformation of oneself into Love with mastering one’s own chakra anahata, including cleansing it of energetical contaminations which are caused first of all by one’s own past misdeeds — by allowing oneself to enter coarse emotional states. One has to learn to live almost constantly in anahatic state and never allow oneself to enter coarse states of the consciousness. In this way one gets rid of the “hardenedness” (Mark 6:52) of the potential germ of the spiritual heart. Only after mastering everything said above, the develop‐ ment of the spiritual heart can begin. And then one can do more — one can begin developing oneself as a spiritual heart. 46 *** One of the features of the chakras is that the consciousness (soul), having settled in a certain chakra, can grow in size and enlarge this chakra, and then the consciousness can expand from this chakra. It is very adverse if this happens to the chakras inclined to coarse states — manipura (the upper half of the abdomen in‐ cluding the solar plexus) and ajna (the middle of the head). People who allowed this complex of chakras to become domi‐ nant are almost always irritated, angry, aggressive, hot tem‐ pered; their destiny is hell: “the outer darkness where there are weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:12); these people op‐ pose — by the quality of souls — God, Who is Love! People of the anahatic psychotype are those who become closer to the state of God. Moreover, if such people possess necessary knowledge, they can accelerate significantly their further spiritual growth, mastering next stages of the spiritual ascent. After all, a soul can transform not only qualitatively but also quantitatively, that is to grow. *** The spiritual heart is that part of the soul which in the be‐ ginning grows inside the cleansed chakra anahata if we ob‐ serve everything said above. But then the spiritual heart can begin to grow intensively outside the material body. 12 And the possibilities of such growth are infinite! An aid in realization of this task can be ecopsychological methods described in our book [9 and others] This is mentioned by Apostle Paul, a personal disciple of Jesus Christ: “We… opened wide our hearts!” (2 Cor 6:11). 12 47 and demonstrated in our corresponding films (see www.spiritual‐art.info). With their help one can grow oneself — as a spiritual heart — to a size much larger than the size of our planet. Also I should note that a developed consciousness residing far outside the body possesses the fullness of thinking. And it can easily move in multidimensional space with the help of the arms of the consciousness, which grow from the spiritual heart and are coessential to it. (The same remains true after the death of the body). And one’s closeness to the Primordial Conscious‐ ness (God‐the‐Father, the Creator) and direct communication with Him increases even more the competency of such an adept in everything most important for incarnated people. It is inside the spiritual heart developed so much, in its multidimensional depth that the spiritual adept receives the possibility to explore easily the multidimensional structure of the Absolute and to come closer and closer to the Abode of the Creator — to the subtlest spatial dimension. And then such an adept is accepted by the Creator into Himself provided that the adept deserves it. This is a brief description of the Path of full spiritual self‐ realization of man. You may find detailed information about how to walk this Path in our books and films. *** And let us remember: “Where your treasure is there your heart will be also!” (Matt 6:21; Luke 12:34). If we choose the Creator as our Treasure and aspire to cog‐ nition of Him and Mergence with Him in the Embrace of His Love — then we may find our Abode in Him. But if our treasure is something earthly, then we will re‐ main with this earthly. And some people choose hellish entertainments as their treasure… 48 But God suggests: “Love your God with all your heart!” (Luke 10:27; Mark 12:30). And it is up to us to choose the path: the Creator granted to us the freedom of will. He watches every one of us and forms our destinies, which are realized then by Holy Spirits. *** “Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect!” — taught Jesus Christ (Matt 5:48). How? — Jesus also gave answer to this question: “Learn from Me!” (Matt 11:29). Learn through the words said by Me and written down by My Disciples, learn by studying My Di‐ vine Essence, by aspiring to become like Me, also by accepting Holy Spirits as your Guides Who will teach you the same things that I taught and teach now (John 14:26; 15:26; Mark 3:29). 13 And today Jesus is willing to help and helps everyone who walks the Path shown by Him! 14 See [8]. See [8]. 13 14 49 What Is Truth? This question implies a serious philosophical answer about the most important things in our existence: what is the essence of the Universe, what is the meaning of our lives on the Earth, and what is the best way to fulfill this meaning? The most laconic answer is the following: There is an ongoing Evolution in the Universal Organism of the Absolute. And every one of us should ‘blend’ with this process most harmoniously. For this purpose we need: — To become sufficiently large, mobile, and strong con‐ sciousnesses (souls) — so as to gain the ability to move from one spatial dimension to another along the entire multidimen‐ sional scale, to cognize personally this multidimensional struc‐ ture of the Absolute — from the boundary with hell up to the Abode of the Creator. — To learn to reside firmly in the highest spatial dimen‐ sion: in the Abode of the Creator — in Mergence with Him. — To habituate ourselves to the state of Mergence, Co‐ essentiality with the Creator, and then to develop the ability to be one with the entire Absolute. From these highest states one can participate in the Evolu‐ tionary Process most successfully, on the Highest Level of competence; in particular, one can help incarnated people in their spiritual development. After disincarnation, such Perfect Individualities become Holy Spirits. And if They incarnate again on Their own will among people — They become Divine Messiahs, Avatars. However, even those who have not achieved yet the high‐ est stages of spiritual advancement can find for themselves good work on the Earth — not only in personal development 50 but also in service, which consists in participation in the Evolu‐ tionary Process. And let everyone think: how can I serve others, how can I be useful to others? Even taking care about plants and animals, providing other people with food, clothing, dwelling, giving birth to children and upbringing them, etc — all this is also necessary. There are many other possibilities as well. And let the main principle of making choice here be the following: To help everyone in everything good and to try to harm no one when possible: by deeds, words, and even by thoughts or emotions. *** And now let us talk about this in more detail. Even among religiously thinking people it is hard to find those who under‐ stand the meaning of the word Absolute. And there are very few who know the mechanisms of correct growth of the con‐ sciousness, say nothing of knowing about moving from one spatial dimension to another and about cognition of the Crea‐ tor in His Abode! We discussed these questions many times in our books and films‐lectures (see a list of most important of them in the end of this book and on the site www.spiritual‐art.info); here I am going to describe it briefly. So, what is God? This word means, first of all, the Creator (He is called also God‐the‐Father, Jehovah, Allah, Ishvara, Tao, Primordial Con‐ sciousness, Adibuddha, Svarog, and by other names in differ‐ ent languages). The Creator is not an old man sitting on a cloud, as He is depicted sometimes, but an infinite in size and time Ocean of Subtlest Primordial Consciousness abiding in the highest spatial dimension. 51 By the word God people call also Representatives of the Creator coessential to Him — incarnated and non‐incarnated. Such non‐incarnated Representatives of the Creator are called Holy Spirits; in the aggregate sense, They are called the Holy Spirit (that is, this term has a so‐called collective meaning). It is important to understand that the Creator and His Crea‐ tion compose One Multidimensional Universal Organism. It is the Absolute, that is Absolutely Everything. The Absolute undergoes constant, unceasing development, Evolution. It is for the sake of this process that the Creator cre‐ ates islets of matter in His Ocean — planets where units of consciousness (individual souls) evolve through consecutive incarnations into material bodies of plants, animals, people. The ultimate goal of their development is to achieve (through human incarnations) Perfection and Mergence with the Crea‐ tor. From the above said it must be clear that man is not a body, contrary to what many people believe. Man is a soul, con‐ sciousness that incarnates for a time into material bodies for the sake of going through the next stage of its development. Every one of us possesses freedom of will — our right to take decisions in many small or large life situations, which af‐ fects our further destinies. (That is we build our destinies our‐ selves. And the Holy Spirits — our Divine Tutors and Teachers — realize these destinies.) The process of destiny formation in dependence on ethically important decisions made by us has to be studied by the branch of science called ethics. Ethics should be regarded as an integral part of ecology — the science about relationships of an organism with its environment. And the latter includes not only the world of material objects but also non‐material forms of life with all non‐incarnated beings and God. What has to be the goal of our aspirations and deeds on the Earth (apart from fulfilling the most basic needs of life of ours and of our closest companions)? 52 It is clear that our bodies have to be healthy. For this pur‐ pose it is useful to have medical knowledge, in particular to know hygienic rules; also from childhood one has to temper the organism, to develop strength, endurance. It is also impor‐ tant to adhere to killing‐free (vegetarian) diet: feeding on bodies of killed animals results in contamination of the organism with coarse bioenergies; it contradicts also the principle of LOVE given to us by God. (However, our killing‐free diet has to be rich with protein food: milk products, mushrooms, nuts, etc… More details in [9]). It is also very important to understand that one cannot achieve significant success on the spiritual Path without a de‐ veloped intellect. People who have no developed intellect are not capable of comprehending what we discuss here! Even if they become believers, their religiosity — if they do not come in the beginning to a sound religious environment — is re‐ duced to worshiping material objects (various idols, etc.), to mystical fear of warlocks, vampires, the end of the world; this leads to schizophrenia, to coarsening of the consciousness, and as a result to hell… … One can advance toward the Creator only through the refinement of the consciousness and development of love in oneself. Only developed love directed at the Creator can help one approach and merge with Him! Therefore it is very important to take care that children re‐ ceive good education and that, as they grow up, the process of their intellectual development does not stop! Let the task of choosing profession and working place also help them in this! For every person it is useful to strive to comprehend more deeply the principles of righteous life on the Earth suggested to us by God. The main one of them is the principle of LOVE. One cannot achieve ethical perfection without working with the reflexogenic zones of emotional‐volitional sphere — the chakras and some main meridians. 53 God is Love — He said these words for us. Yet it is wrong to interpret this statement as ‘God will forgive all our sins’. No, it has nothing to do with this. This statement means that we can realize our aspiration to the Creator, aspiration to mergence with Him only through striving to become similar to Him, striving to become LOVE! LOVE is an aggregate of corresponding emotional states. And it is desirable that every one of us habituate oneself to liv‐ ing in these states. As for coarse states of the consciousness, which program us to hell, — let they become so foreign to us that in no case we can enter them! Let me repeat that it becomes real for those who use the above mentioned system of training in psychical self‐regulation [9]. … So, let the anahata become the main chakra for us. It is in this chakra that the most important part of human being — the spiritual heart — begins its growth. Let us learn to live in this chakra: to look, to listen, to perceive the outer world from it, to speak, to take decisions from this chakra. In this way gradually we become spiritual hearts — and then begin to grow outside the body. With time, in the process of this growth, we become spiritual hearts comparable in size to our planet and then even larger. The growing spiritual heart has to possess developed arms of the consciousness coessential to the spiritual heart. With the hands of these arms we can ca‐ ress, stroke, heal… The consciousness developed in this way accepts the func‐ tion of thinking — outside of the material body. Refusal of coarse emotional states and cultivation of the emotions of subtle tender love — together with the quantita‐ tive growth of oneself as a spiritual heart — this gives us the ability to perceive (to see, to hear, to embrace) Holy Spirits, Who become our real spiritual Teachers. Entering with the con‐ sciousness into Their giant Forms (Forms of Consciousnesses) allows us to begin mastering Mergence with Them. And then 54 — They will lead Their deserving disciples into the Abode of the Creator. *** Of course, one cannot achieve this quickly, immediately: the highest spiritual stages can be mastered only if one dedi‐ cates the whole life to God — to developing oneself for the sake of merging with Him and serving Him. I understand also that some people can hardly believe that everything written here is real; it can happen to those who have not started yet serious work on perfecting themselves on the spiritual Path. However, by using the methods of self‐ development described in our books and demonstrated in our films one can make it real. Let me note also that knowledge presented here is not new. The same was taught (though in other words) by Thoth‐the‐ Atlantean, Hermes Trismegistus, Pythagoras, Krishna, Lao Tse, Gautama Buddha, Jesus Christ, Babaji from Haidakhan, Sathya Sai Baba, and other Great Teachers [8]. It has been always taught by God! In our works we present just an integration of this knowledge and a detailed description of how one can trav‐ erse the spiritual Path and come to the spiritual heights which were demonstrated many times by Messengers of the Creator. In conclusion let me stress again that the main direction of self‐development on this Path is the development of the spiri‐ tual heart. All serious spiritual achievements are gained only through this! … This is in brief the scheme of full spiritual self‐ realization of man, a straight and shortest Path to the Creator. Let us walk this Path — and soon our lives will be filled with the joy of communication with God in blissful calm, without diseases and other calamities and suffering! 55 Evolution of Consciousness The boundless universal space in reality is not empty. In it there abides an infinite in size and eternal Being which is called the Absolute. How can one become acquainted with Him? How can one see Him? It is impossible to see Him in full with the eyes of the ma‐ terial body. Yet one can see, hear, and even embrace Him with the emo‐ tions of higher love, can infuse into Him and merge with Him — one can really do this with oneself as a consciousness (soul) developed to the necessary degree. Why can one not perceive the entire Absolute through the organs of sense of the physical body? Because the Absolute consists of several “layers” which are called spatial dimen‐ sions, planes of the multidimensional space, eons, or lokas (the two latter words are of Greek and Sanskrit origins correspond‐ ingly). An individual consciousness is capable of perceiving only those objects and phenomena which exist within the “layer” where this consciousness dwells. The Absolute can be likened to a multi‐layered pie. Yet every one of these “Layers” exists in its “storey” of the multi‐ dimensional universe. And in order to cognize directly every such a “Layer”, one has to enter it. But this is not always easy to do. For an ordinary healthy person, it is easy to perceive only the material plane. But the material plane is just one of the seven “layers of the pie”. Apart from the material plane, there are also the layers of hell, paradise, cosmic “repositories” filled with “building ma‐ terial” for future souls and material objects (correspondingly — protopurusha and protoprakriti). 56 What is the difference between these eons? They differ by the place which they occupy on the scales of coarseness — sub‐ tlety and density — refinement. Every eon is separated from another by a well‐perceivable membrane, which can be likened to a boundary between water and transparent oil contained in the same vessel. For studying the multidimensional structure of the uni‐ verse one can use the concept of vectors of multidimensional scales. One of such vectors goes through the multidimensional space between hell — and the Abode of the Creator. Another vector goes between the world of matter — and the Creator. Hell — as a spatial dimension — is the place of aggregation of coarse, despising souls expelled outside the Absolute. Jesus called this place “the outer darkness where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:12). It is the “cess‐ pool” of the Absolute. The world of matter is the most dense eon. And the Creator (the Primordial Consciousness) is the main and subtlest form of consciousness existing within the Abso‐ lute; it is the Heart of the Absolute. … Let me tell you also that in the past I tried hardly to ar‐ range into a single scheme all the eons which I had known by that time. I could not do it for a long time, because I observed and entered pairs of eons of similar density and subtlety. And how can one arrange them into one sequence on the scale men‐ tioned above? The solution was found when I managed to realize that, yes, on every “storey” there is a pair of eons. The eons of each pair are separated from one another by one common membrane which can be called the Mirror. On the back side (with respect to the perceiver) of the Mirror there are “behind‐the‐mirror” eons; on the front side there are the worlds of matter, of indi‐ 57 vidual souls, and of Holy Spirits who control the development of these souls. 15 In this way the scheme for studying the structure of the Absolute was created and then published in some of our books ([1,9 and others]). This scheme allows spiritual seekers to mas‐ ter the lokas of the Absolute one after another with the help of this “search map”. 16 There is the following nuance concerning this scheme: the loka of the Abode of Creator (Ishvara) is common for individ‐ ual Atmans and for Paramatman (the Highest Divine Atman). Fully transparent and looking like emptiness Paramatman can be perceived from Atmans — between the two Atmic structures (the left and the right ones) of the spiritual adept — through I understand very well that for a person who has no personal experience of cognition of God it is very difficult to imagine this. I can only add that every human already possesses this entire structure as a potential for self‐development. It is as if attached to the human body. One needs just to fill it with oneself as a consciousness — with the help of corresponding meditative practices. From the standpoint of this knowledge we can also understand the meaning of the Biblical statement (Gen. 1:26‐27) about the like‐ ness between man and God (God — in the aspect of the multidimen‐ sional Absolute). 16 Of course, the use of this scheme is not the only way to direct cognition of the Creator. Another possibility is the case when a Di‐ vine Teacher leads His or Her disciple through His or Her Mahadou‐ ble into the Abode of the Creator [9]; in this case, the disciple studies the structure of the Absolute afterwards. But the use of this scheme allows one to gain a significant “margin of safety” for making further spiritual efforts. Let me note also that if one has achieved in a certain way cogni‐ tion of the Creator and has mastered the ability to enter the state of Mergence with Him, it does not signifies the end of the Path. On the contrary, one receives new wonderful opportunities for further de‐ velopment. 15 58 the meditation The Cross (see [9]). This meditation allows sub‐ merging into Paramatman and cognizing — in Mergence with It — Its Infinity. From this point, one begins to master the highest stage of Self‐Realization 17 . *** Attainment of Mergence with the Creator was preached as the meaning and goal of our lives on the Earth by Thoth‐the‐ Atlantean (Hermes Trismegistus), Pythagoras, Krishna, Jesus Christ, Gautama Buddha, also by Messiahs of our days — Sathya Sai Baba and Babaji [2,5,8,10,13,15‐18]. But the religious‐ philosophical ignorance of human masses instilled in them by various sects results in the fact that so many people do not un‐ derstand why they appeared on the Earth and wander on the paths of suicide, drug addiction, criminality, and hatred toward everyone and everything… … One may ask a question: “What do I need to do to achieve this goal?” To answer this question we have to discuss first the process of development of souls. The most important thing to understand now is that the Absolute exists in the state of unceasing development, evolu‐ tion. And this process goes on through the creation of individual particles of energy (purusha) which get incarnated into mate‐ rial bodies and grow gradually, become more complex, more perfect — with the purpose of achieving eventually that level of Perfection which would allow them to become worthy of infusing into the Primordial Consciousness and thus enriching It with themselves. In Sanskrit, this step is called Turiya. 17 59 It is for this purpose that islands of the matter — stars and planets — are created in various parts of the universe. And then on planets suitable for this purpose, there begins devel‐ opment of organic bodies and incarnation of germs of souls into these bodies. Thus two parallel evolutionary process guided by God be‐ gin: evolution of organic bodies and evolution of souls incar‐ nated in these bodies. Souls get incarnated many times into material bodies of in‐ creasing complexity and thus go through the stages of vegetal, animal, and then human life. And the task of us, humans, consists in conscious and ac‐ tive development with the purpose of achieving Divinity and merging into the Primordial Consciousness, and then continu‐ ing to live in It as Its Integral Parts and to act from It helping other evolving beings. … So, having understood the meaning of our lives on the Earth, it would be appropriate to discuss now how one can re‐ alize it most successfully. *** Every intellectually developed incarnated person can no‐ tice the vast diversity of people around. This concerns not the difference of the bodily features: sex, ethnicity, color of the skin and hair, etc — all these do not matter! Another difference is more important — the difference of qualities between souls. There are two main factors which define the quality of the soul and its corresponding capabilities in the task of spiritual development at present. They are: a) the soul’s psychogenetic age 18 and b) what qualities were developed by this person dur‐ ing the last stages of his or her personal evolution. These quali‐ The age of the soul, in contrast to the age of the body. 18 60 ties can be positive or negative; in other words, they can be contributing to the evolutionary progress of the soul or imped‐ ing this progress. But how can one discriminate between vicious and virtu‐ ous qualities of the soul? Is there an objective criterion for such discrimination? For example, for many alcoholics it would be the follow‐ ing: if you do not want to drink with me, then you do not re‐ spect me, then you are my enemy! And if you drink with me, then we are friends with you forever! In some religious sects they believed and believe now that it is a feat to kill infidels. The more infidels you kill, the more chances to go to paradise you have! There are many despising examples of this kind. They con‐ cern national and sexual prejudices, rules of how one should or should not dress, etc. Such morals dominate among the masses of ethically per‐ verted souls, who live in constant search of objects for their ha‐ tred… They involve into their movements other souls, who are younger and therefore submissive, and lead them, too, to hell… But God always suggests to incarnated people the opposite thing: to love, to give, to be tender and caring toward each other, not to judge, not to hate, to forgive… [2,5,8,9,13,14‐18,21] One may ask: why? After all, if we rid the Earth of all those… — then it would be more joyful and easy for all to live! And God finally would be able to come to us and make us happy!… But God has a different opinion. He Himself says that He is Love (1 John 4:8). And He sug‐ gests that we learn this from Him (Matt 11:29). And in order to become closer to Him one has to make efforts on changing oneself quantitatively, approaching in this way to Him — to the standard of Perfection! (James 4:8) Also He is Calm and ultimate Subtlety. He suggests that we learn these qualities from Him as well [8‐13,18]. 61 He also tells us about the Wholeness of the Absolute, sug‐ gests that we infuse into this Wholeness and live in such states of the consciousness, which habituate us to the state of unity and mergence with Him rather than separateness. After all, can we come to Mergence with Him if we are used to say to everyone “no”? 19 On the contrary, one has to learn to MERGE IN LOVE — in order to become able to merge with the Main Beloved! The symbol of love and mergence is “yes” rather than “no”. And, in general, can we sincerely (not only in words) fall in love with the Creator if we have not yet learned to fall in love with people? And can we expect responsive love and caress from the Creator if we are not capable of loving His Creation, are not careful toward nature in general and toward concrete incar‐ nated beings: plants, animals, people? *** God commanded to people DO NOT KILL (Exodus 20:13), do not use for food bodies of creatures which contain blood (Exodus 9:4; also [9]). Yet how many people follow these com‐ mandments? And violation of these commandments leads to burdening of one’s destiny with diseases and inability to pro‐ gress on the Path to the Creator. … Every one of us has to think constantly about what God wants me to be. Yes, one has to listen to what other people say about it, yet one also has to learn to see and to hear the Will of the Creator behind the opinions of people. This statement does not mean however that we have to say al‐ ways “yes” to vicious people. We have to develop the ability to dis‐ tinguish: what leads us to God and what leads us to hell, i.e. to sepa‐ rateness from God. 19 62 Let us think: why did Jesus suggest not to demand the things which were stolen from you, and even to give to the robber more than he wants to take from you, and to him who slapped you on one cheek turn another cheek also (Matt 5:39‐ 42)? Jesus suggested it for us so that we learn not to exit the state of love whatever may happen! After all, every instance of leaving this state of consciousness makes us more distant from the Creator! The development of the ability to attune with the beauty of nature and with the best works of art, the control over the emo‐ tional sphere, behavior and the entire way of life based on calm and benevolent attitude to all the leaving — both to in‐ carnated and not incarnated — this can prepare us for the as‐ cent to the summit of Perfection! And then the principle stage on this ascent will be to mas‐ ter the system of psychical self‐regulation developed by us [9 and others]. This system includes, among other things, cleansing and development of the main energy structures of the organism (the chakras and meridians): after all, one cannot attune with the Divine Subtlety of Holy Spirits and the Creator if one’s body is contaminated with coarse energies, which get accumu‐ lated, first of all, from coarse emotions and wrong nutrition. Another important emphasis in this system of training has to be made on the development of the spiritual heart [1‐18,21]. The spiritual heart is a part of the soul which may begin to develop in the heart chakra anahata. The chakra anahata is that emotionogenic zone of the emo‐ tional‐volitional system which is responsible for producing the emotions of love. Move of the concentration of the conscious‐ ness into this chakra allows one to get rid of coarse states of the consciousness, to destroy pathogenic thinking dominants — and to come to pure, subtle states of love. The consciousness can change not only qualitatively but can also grow quantitatively. 63 If one grows oneself in coarse states of the consciousness, then such a person for sure will become an inhabitant of hell. If we grow as spiritual hearts, this allows us to transform by becoming more subtle and large, to become giant spiritual hearts — and then we gain the ability to see Holy Spirits and then the Creator in His Abode, to converse with Them as easily as we converse with people most close for us… We can even begin to try to embrace the infinite Creator by submerging our loving Arms of the Consciousness into Him and expanding them in Him, the Arms which grow from the giant Spiritual Heart… Then we can easily submerge ourselves completely 20 into Him, merge with Him, and become Him. And what is next? — The next thing we should do is to learn to act from Him, learning this from Holy Spirits — from Those Who entered Him earlier. *** Such a level of communication with the Primordial Con‐ sciousness and with Its Representatives allows Those Who have traversed this entire Path to evaluate all the variations of attempts of spiritual ascent made by other seekers of the Path and to help them avoid making mistakes 21 ; also to directly im‐ part to people the Will of the Creator, His Teachings. However, I ask you not to make the mistake that many people make by believing that God will help them in their self‐ Completely means here that one submerges with all the best from other dantians. This can be mastered with the help of special methods. 21 In particular, it is necessary to stress that all real achievements on the spiritual Path are gained without the use of narcotics. Medita‐ tive work has to be performed in the right mind and without harming the organs of the body such as the brain, liver, kidney, etc. 20 64 ish intentions! God is not our servant! It is people that have to become servants of God! The intention of the Creator toward people is that they de‐ velop correctly, grow spiritually. He is ready to talk to people almost exclusively on this subject. Such examples are the methodology of Straight Path of spiritual development given by Him and biographies of Holy Spirits — Divine Teachers — narrated by Them [8]. From these autobiographical stories one may learn about many variations of walking the Path to the Creator, and can choose the most convenient one for oneself. Selfish desires are incompatible with the spiritual Path, and in general they cannot have place in relationships with God! It is so because they separate man from God by opposing the human “I” to Him. He who has approached Perfection serves without reserva‐ tion only to God rather than to oneself. His service implies self‐sacrifice. After all, it makes sense to sacrifice to God one’s own life rather than the lives of others — contrary to what fol‐ lowers of primitive sects do. And — having sacrificed the personal interests and the personal “I” — man infuses into the great “I” of the Primordial One! *** So, the most important thing on the spiritual Path is the development of the spiritual heart; it is useful and adequate for all people including children. It is also necessary to study and to realize in life the ethical principles suggested for us by God. Yet in this matter there must be age differentiation. For example, if one taught children “to turn another cheek”, this would reduce their chances to de‐ velop the power aspect of the soul necessary for withstanding on the spiritual Path. One has to learn first to fight, to develop (in particular through this) the willpower, self‐discipline — 65 and only then one can apply to oneself all the suggestions of God: they are intended for mature people! And another thing: it is very important to develop theintel‐ lect in all possible ways. Without a developed intellect one cannot understand and realize in life the ethical principles suggested by God. And the developed intellect is even more important for understanding the multidimensional structure of the Absolute and for being able to explore and study it without danger for one’s own psychical health. One may say that the level of one’s intellectual develop‐ ment defines what part of the spiritual Path that person can traverse during the foreseeable part of his or her life. Not everyone is capable of traversing quickly this entire Path. Yet one has to make everything one can do to achieve this goal. In particular, in this way we create positive karma (des‐ tiny) for ourselves — and make our lives more joyful, happy! And the more we traverse now, the lesser part of the Path will remain for us to traverse in the future! 66 The “Third Eye” and the “Sun of God” The ideas about the potential existence of the “third eye”, which can be opened with the help of special methods in order to gain clairvoyance, appeared most likely thanks to an ancient saying of Krishna recorded in the Bhagavad Gita [8,11]: 8:9. He who knows everything about the Eternal Omni‐ present Ruler of the world, the One subtler than the subtlest, the Foundation of everything, formless, shining like the Sun behind the darkness, 8:10. He who at the moment of departure does not distract his mind and love, being in Yoga (In Mergence with Ishvara — with God‐the‐Father, the Creator, the Primordial Conscious‐ ness), who OPENS THE PASSAGE OF ENERGY BETWEEN THE EYEBROWS — such one attains the Highest Divine Spirit! 8:11. This Path which men of knowledge call the Path to the Eternal, which spiritual warriors go through self‐control and liberation from passions, which brahmachariyas walk — that Path I will describe to you in brief. 8:12. Having closed all gates of the body (i.e. the organs of sense), locked the mind in the heart, directing the Atman to the Supreme, being established firmly in Yoga, 8:13. chanting the mantra of Brahman AUM and being con‐ scious about Me — anyone departing so from the body attains the Supreme Goal. Later on, many people striving to develop clairvoyance, but not understanding the essence of the Teachings of God, dedi‐ cated themselves to self‐harming by concentrating in the point between the eyebrows… This resulted in activation of the chakra ajna — one of the most coarse chakras. And this, in turn, 67 resulted in development of “sharp”, “piercing” unpleasant look in such persons and to coarsening of the entire conscious‐ ness… Moreover: the chakra ajna (by the way, its name is trans‐ lated as “non‐wise” or “foolish”, bluntly speaking) is the cen‐ ter of the human lower self! Therefore, concentration in it pro‐ vokes accelerated growth of egocentrism — as opposed to the necessity of realization of God‐centrism on the spiritual Path… Thus such people walked in the direction opposite from Per‐ fection… But one has to walk to Perfection with the help of different methods! They imply development of oneself as a spiritual heart, as love! Krishna and all other Divine Teachers told us about this (see [8])! By the way, even from this short excerpt from the Bhaga‐ vad Gita we can see that one has to begin spiritual efforts not with concentration in the head chakra. Let us see what Krishna talks about in this excerpt: a) one has to cognize everything about Ishvara, Who is the subtlest form of consciousness of all existing in the universe; b) one has to learn to see Him in the form of a Divine Sun, in particular; c) one has to learn to live with the concentration of the con‐ sciousness in the Atman; d) one has to stay in Mergence with Ishvara; e) one has to learn to live with the mind functioning not in the head of the material body but in the developed spiritual heart (which begins its growth from within the purified and developed chakra anahata); f) one has to be free from subjection to worldly passions. Let me repeat that mere concentration of the unrefined and coarse consciousness in the chakra ajna leads to increase of the coarseness of the entire consciousness (soul) and to growth of egocentrism. The way to cognition of Ishvara consists in the opposite: it consists, first of all, in development of oneself as love and subtlety! Without development of these two qualities 68 in oneself, one cannot cognize God and come to Mergence with Him! And one cannot achieve these qualities without zealous work on full purification and principal increase of the spiritual heart (more details in [9 and others]). One has to work with the chakra ajna as well, but with the help of other methods: not by concentrating in it and not by trying to look through the point between the eyebrows. By the way, what kind of a point is it? It is the center of the “window” of the chakra ajna. This “window” includes the forehead, the eyes, and the region of the nose. Yes, this “win‐ dow” has to be opened and cleansed — together with the chakra. (One has to do it also with all other chakras and their “windows”). How can one do it? The basic practical methods are de‐ scribed in the book [9]. At the final stage, this work is per‐ formed with the use of the Fire of a “Divine Sun” (“Sun of God”). A “Sun of God”, according to Jesus Christ [19], is a visible (to the eyes of a soul developed as a spiritual heart) structure exceeding in size by thousand times the usual disk of the Sun that we see in the sky. A “Sun of God” appears in a place where any of the Great‐ est Divine Teachers, such as Krishna, Jesus, Sathya Sai Baba, Surya, Lada, Yamamata, Eagle, and Others (see [8]), comes out from the Abode of Ishvara into the world of the Creation. In order to purify the chakra ajna and its “window”, one has to learn to see a “Sun of God”, to enter It with the con‐ sciousness, to merge with It, to come with Its Fire to the mate‐ rial body, to enter the chakra anahata from behind, to rise through the middle meridian up to the chakra ajna — and then to emanate forward from it as a flow of the Divine Fire. How can one learn it? The only possibility is to follow the principal methodological steps described in the book [9]. 69 What is the result of this work? In addition to full elimina‐ tion of all defects in the body treated with this Fire, it ensures also full purity of thinking. Further treatment of the entire body with the Divine Fire can result in transfiguration of the energy composing the mat‐ ter of the body and can provide one with the ability to control the matter of the body and the matter of other objects. *** So, does moving the Fire through the chakra ajna constitute “opening of the third eye”? No! The point is that the true “third eye” originally resides not in the chakra ajna but in another chakra — in the anahata! If one develops oneself as a spiritual heart, then such a soul gains an organ of vision capable of seeing in the subtlest spa‐ tial dimensions (lokas, eons). That is, such a spiritual seeker becomes capable of seeing Holy Spirits (Who compose Brah‐ man) and Ishvara in His Abode. In this case, God — in His dif‐ ferent Manifestations — can be seen as clearly as we see mate‐ rial objects with the eyes of our material bodies! And then such a seeker can create the Divine Fire by com‐ ing out from the Abode of Ishvara and can try to burn away with this Fire everything in the body that looks denser than the Divine Fire. Then not only the consciousness (soul) becomes Divine but the body as well. This is, by the way, the Fire from Within that Juan Matus (Don Juan) described to Carlos Castaneda [22]. And let me repeat that one has to begin with developing oneself as a spiritual heart, which is the organ of love that en‐ ables us to learn to truly love the Creation and then the Creator as well. Krishna told about this the following: 11:54. … Only love can contemplate Me in My innermost Essence and merge with Me! 70 13:10‐11. Steadfast and pure love for Me… — this is ac‐ knowledged as true. 12:14. … Seeking Unity with Me, resolutely cognizing the Atman, devoted the mind and consciousness to Me — such a loving Me disciple is dear to Me. 12:20. … All… for whom I am the Supreme Goal — … are dear to Me above all! Well, it is such “third eyes” that we have to strive to gain! Isn’t it? 71 Dharma, Dharmakaya, Nirodhi, Nirvana The term dharma has two similar meanings: the law of exis‐ tence and predestination. One can talk about dharma as about individual predestina‐ tion of a particular person or as about the Universal Law of the Evolution and of our existence (Sanathana Dharma, in San‐ skrit). It is clear that an individual dharma can be understood fully only on the basis of understanding of the universal dharma. Therefore, let us consider now the basic knowledge about the Sanathana Dharma. In the boundless universal space there exists One Macrobe‐ ing called the Absolute. It is eternal and infinite in size. It is multidimensional, i.e. It exists simultaneously in sev‐ eral spatial dimensions called lokas in Sanskrit or eons in Greek. Its main Essence is the Primordial Consciousness, Which is called — in different languages — by the terms Ishvara, the Creator, Allah, Tao, God‐the‐Father, etc. The Primordial Con sciousness is the Heart of the Absolute, i.e. the Main Part of the Absolute. It exists in the highest, subtlest spatial dimension, which is called the Abode of the Creator. The Absolute exists in an unceasing process of Its further development, evolution. It is with this purpose that the Primordial Consciousness creates islets of the material world (prakriti) of the protomatter (protoprakriti). Then germs of future souls get incarnated on these islets of matter with the purpose of development. They go through stages of growth in material bodies of different bio‐ 72 logical species by incarnating first in small bodies of the most primitive structure, then in vegetal and animal bodies — up to incarnations into human bodies. The meaning of this process is to allow individual souls to develop up to the level when they become worthy of infusing into the Primordial Consciousness and thus enriching It with themselves. It is clear that such a goal can be realized only after many successful human incarnations. The Primordial Consciousness is an Aggregate of all Souls who have merged with It. This process of enriching of the Pri‐ mordial Consciousness goes on forever. It takes place now as well. 22 Let us note that on each planet inhabited by incarnated be‐ ings, two evolutionary processes take place: a) evolution of or‐ ganic bodies that are used for incarnations of souls and b) evo‐ lution of souls that incarnate into these bodies. Both these pro‐ cesses are controlled by the Primordial Consciousness — through Holy Spirits. The speed of the evolution at the human stage of develop‐ ment depends to a significant degree on the person himself or herself. Every one of us has freedom of will of choosing one’s own path: to the Perfection of the Primordial Consciousness or in the opposite direction, to hell — to the “cesspool” of the Evolutionary Process. What can we do to participate most successfully in this Evolutionary Process? One may ask this question in another way to make the an‐ swer more evident: how can we become Perfect, what are the components of the Perfection? Let us see: what are the qualities of the Primordial Con‐ sciousness (as the Standard of Perfection)? One can read about this in the Gospel of Apostle Philip, Who was a personal Disciple of Jesus Christ [8]. 22 73 It is the most subtle (as opposed to coarseness) form of consciousness, and It is giant! Therefore we have to begin with accustoming ourselves to living in subtle and subtlest emotional states. After all, emo‐ tions are states of ourselves as individual consciousnesses (souls)! If we accustom ourselves to subtle emotions, we will ap‐ pear after the death of the body among other souls like us, in paradise at the least. If we accustom ourselves to staying in emotional coarse‐ ness, we program ourselves for life in hell among other beings like us. But our ultimate goal is to settle in the Abode of the Pri‐ mordial Consciousness in the infinite Embrace of Mergence with other Holy Spirits. Thus we enrich the Primordial Con‐ sciousness with all the best accumulated by us in ourselves and gain an opportunity to serve other evolving beings from the position of our own Highest Perfection. In order to help us master subtlety of the consciousness, Representatives of the Creator imparted to us corresponding principles of life, precepts. They contain, among other things, recommendations to learn to live without negative emotions (see more details in [2,8‐10,13‐18,21]). The most complete sets of such precepts were given to us through Jesus Christ and Sathya Sai Baba. Let me note also that mastering these principles of life is not possible without mastering the art of psychical self‐ regulation [9]. 23 One has to understand also that a crucial factor on the Path to Perfection is the level of one’s intellectual development. Without a developed intellect, one can neither comprehend the These subjects are covered also in our educational films. See www.spiritual‐art.info. 23 74 essence of the Universal Evolutionary Process nor understand the meaning of concrete Divine precepts! Thus we can understand the reason for numerous religious perversions, which are dominant on our planet today. They in‐ clude deification, imposition of various religious “rules” on the believers: which clothes they have to wear, which prayers to recite, which bodily movements to perform, etc. And quite of‐ ten, it substitutes for true spiritual efforts on self‐development! Intellectual development is the aspect of perfection which goes on most slowly as compared to other aspects. And we have to understand that one should not teach serious tech‐ niques of the development of consciousness to intellectually undeveloped people. This concerns, first of all, people who are young — both ontogenetically (i.e. in the current incarnation) and psychogenetically (i.e. from the standpoint of the evolu‐ tionary age of the soul) [5‐11]. One of the parameters for assessing one’s intellectual abili‐ ties is the creative ability of the mind. What should one do to develop the intellect most effi‐ ciently? The answer is simple: to study everything that is use‐ ful for walking the spiritual Path. This includes knowledge on medicine, biology, philosophy, ethnography, different kinds of art, geology, physics, etc. *** Dharmakaya is “a body of the Path”. It does not concern our ordinary physical bodies. The point here is that we have to grow new non‐material bodies of energies of individual con‐ sciousnesses — so that in these bodies we can traverse the Path leading from the state of an ordinary person to spiritual Perfec‐ tion and to Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness. Soul (in the usual meaning) is denoted in Sanskrit by the term jiva. 75 Yet in Sanskrit there is another word: buddhi. It denotes a soul developing with the help of the methods of buddhi yoga. The term Buddha has the same root as the word buddhi. Bud‐ dha is the One Who has achieved Perfection through buddhi yoga. By the way, Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita [8,11] tells about buddhi yoga among other things. One may say that buddhi yoga is a system of methods of development of dharmakayas. The word dharmakaya is a synonym of the word buddhi (it can be a full or not full syno‐ nym — depending on the meaning assigned to this word in different spiritual schools). What is the methodology of buddhi yoga? The initial basis of this methodology consists in develop‐ ment of the spiritual heart — an energy structure which is formed initially in the chakra anahata; then it has to be devel‐ oped and to begin to function outside the material body. It is important to note that everyone — independent of the age of the body or soul — can prepare themselves for master‐ ing this large stage of self‐development and benefit much from this. Namely, it implies “opening” and purifying the anahata, learning to live in it and to perceive the outer world from it, to react to outer information from it. It is important because this chakra is responsible for producing the entire spectrum of the emotions of love. Everyone can become convinced in this: no coarse emotions (like irritation and other forms of anger) can occur while we stay with the consciousness in the anahata! While being in the anahata we can experience only the emo‐ tions of love: tender and caring attitude, gratitude, admiration, respect, etc. Those who have mastered thus the art of psychical self‐ regulation can avoid many misdeeds and wrong thoughts that originate from one’s own coarse emotional states and result in ill karmic consequences. 76 Those who have achieved stable anahatic states of the con‐ sciousness, even if they do not manage to achieve Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness in the current incarnation, — become inhabitants of paradise until the next incarnation. And the next incarnation will be very favorable for them in all respects, including conditions for continuing spiritual devel‐ opment. … How can we develop the dharmakayas? On this path we have to learn: 1. To enter the anahata with the entire consciousness and to look from within it to all six directions with an emphasis on looking backward; 2. To expand the spiritual heart outside the body; helpful in this regard are the methods of filling with oneself (as a con‐ sciousness) the cocoons of trees suitable for this work, filling expanses over large water bodies, over sand deserts, or in the mountains. After that, if the practitioners have achieved the necessary level of refinement of the consciousness, they can begin to master Mergence with Holy Spirits in Their Ma‐ hadoubles; training in filling with oneself the expanses found in the lokas of protoprakriti and protopurusha is also very im‐ portant [9]; the mechanism of Mergence with Brahmanic Mani‐ festations of the Primordial Consciousness (i.e. with Holy Spir‐ its) is based on the ability to make the lower self disappear and to replace it with “non‐I” (it is described in the next part of this chapter). 3. To connect to the spiritual heart all the best of the accu‐ mulated in the lower dantians, including the intellectual and power potentials; for this purpose, at a certain stage of forma‐ tion of the dharmakaya, one pays attention to constructing it of the chakras that are moved outside the body; in the beginning of this process the dharmakaya is made as a “pillar” of inter‐ connected chakras, the upper four of them remain partially in the body and the lower three chakras extend this “pillar” backward‐downward with respect to the body; all this is done 77 in a scale much larger than the body: these chakras has to be‐ come giant; a developed dharmakaya represents a kilometers‐ size structure (and it is clear that one cannot grow up to such a size quickly: one needs years of making efforts); the valuable structures of the upper dantian are moved to the dharmakaya in other way 24 ; 4. To act effectively with the arms and hands of the dhar‐ makaya; this is important for moving in multidimensional space and for exerting transformational influence on one’s own body and on other objects; 5. To live and to act in the state of one’s own Mahadouble far outside the material body; 6. It is desirable to create not one but two dharmakayas: left and right ones; it is useful for cognition of Paramatman. Further efforts have to be directed at achieving Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness and strengthening this Mergence, also at helping other worthy people on this Path. *** Mastering Nirodhi implies “burning away”, destruction of one’s own lower self for the sake of Mergence with the Higher Self — with the Atman and then with Paramatman, which exist in higher spatial dimensions. Without cognizing Nirodhi one cannot achieve Higher Nirvana, which consists in stable Mergence with the Primor‐ dial Consciousness. After all, such a Mergence implies infusion of the small human consciousness (whatever large it may seem from the starting point of the Path) — into the infinite Universal Ocean of the Primordial Consciousness. To merge with this Con‐ We discuss this subject in more detail in the film Kundalini Yoga. 24 78 sciousness means to sink and to disappear in It! 25 Only in this way one can become It! For this purpose one has to learn to disappear as a self and to enter the state of non‐I. Thus the individual consciousness of the practitioner enters the state of full mergence with the Con‐ sciousness existing around the practitioner. The method of achieving this is called total reciprocity. 26 One has to learn it first in one of the subtle lokas — then one becomes able to master it in the loka of the Primordial Consciousness. It is important that the above said can be cognized only by the structures of an individual consciousness that are based on the developed spiritual heart. There are no other possibilities. Preparatory elements of self‐development that allow one to master Nirodhi are the basic norms of ethically correct behav‐ ior suggested to us by Representatives of the Primordial Con‐ sciousness. They suggest that we strive to rid ourselves of nu‐ merous manifestations of egocentrism such as envy, jealousy, capability to feel offended, to revenge, to display conceit or any other variations of self‐elevation and self‐praise. Let me note that all the mentioned emotional states can occur only in the head chakra ajna and can never in the anahata. The developed lowliness of mind (lowly feeling of oneself with regard to different variations of education of me by my Main Teacher — the Primordial Consciousness) together with total reciprocity allow one to master Godcenteredness (or God‐ centrism) as opposed to human egocentrism. The center of self‐ perception of such an adept can be moved easily and naturally Only having becoming established in such a Mergence, one can restore then the Individuality (now Divine) by coming out from the Primordial Consciousness and yet remaining firmly merged with It by the main Part of Oneself. 26 It is demonstrated in our film Advaita Yoga. 25 79 into the Heart of the Absolute; such an adept can really feel the entire Evolutionary Stream of development and advancement of consciousnesses within the Absolute! He or she infuses into this Stream, merges with it, and feels oneself as it! Staying in this Stream allows the adept to realize fully the principle sug‐ gesting that we love other evolving beings as ourselves or even more than ourselves. Selfishness, envy, spirit of competitive‐ ness — such emotions and thoughts cannot now occur! Now I am only an integral part of the Stream of the Evolution, and there is no difference to me who will reach the Goal first; I help everyone as much as I can, including those who advance quicker than I! *** The term Nirvana denotes the state of Mergence with a Di‐ vine Consciousness. Krishna [8,11] talked about three kinds of such a Mergence: a) Nirvana in Brahman (namely, Mergence with Holy Spirits in Their giant Forms — Mahadoubles), b) Nirvana in Ishvara (in the Primordial Consciousness, in the Heart of the Absolute), and c) Nirvana as a Mergence with the entire Absolute. One can distinguish also two Nirvanic states: static and dynamic. One of the two manifestations of the latter is one’s activity as a Mahadouble on helping embodied beings. Another dynamic state is the Divine Fire. The above said corresponds to two observable states of the Primordial Consciousness — a) transparent Calm and b) Fiery state when the Primordial Consciousness enters the state of in‐ creased activity. They Who have cognized the higher forms of Nirvana can become convinced in the existence of this phenomenon from Their own experience: now They, too, can abide in the Blissful Calm of the Primordial Consciousness, in full Mergence in 80 Love with Others Who have achieved it, — or They can enter the state of the Divine Fire when performing certain kinds of activity. The Fiery state of Him Who has achieved Nirvana can be used for transforming the energy composing the matter of His material body. As a result of such work, one gains the ability to take the body out of the world of matter and then to material‐ ize it again whenever it is necessary. This ability was demon‐ strated by Jesus Christ; some other Divine Teachers also pos‐ sessed this ability [8]. The Divine Fire does not burn the righteous. But it is frightful and painful for those who walk to hell or have settled in hell already. This is the source of legends about sinners burning in fire in hell… 81 Meditation: Steps of Mastering (lecture) Once, many years ago, I was invited to come to one of the classes of a spiritual group. In the beginning, they talked about some organizational problems; then the leader announced that “now the most im‐ portant part — meditation — begins”! I waited with interest to its beginning. I waited… Ten or fifteen minutes passed in silence… Suddenly… he said that the meditation was over and everyone could go home… It turned out that these people understood meditation… as sitting on chairs in silence… … There was other similar case. The parents of a 6 year old boy (they attended classes on hatha yoga) entered once their son’s room and saw him sitting motionless on his bed with the closed eyes and crossed legs. They asked: “What are you doing?” “I am meditating!” he replied. His understanding of meditation was the same. … Other people understand meditation just as careful thinking about a particular subject, for example about “Love”, “God”, etc… In the same way this word is interpreted in some dictionar‐ ies, i.e. as an act of thinking deeply about something. The task of our today’s conversation is to discuss this sub‐ ject more seriously. 82 *** The term meditation can be defined as one’s personal ef‐ forts on developing oneself (as a soul, consciousness) in the directions of correct functioning of the emotional sphere, re‐ finement and quantitative growth of the consciousness, direct cognition of God in the Aspects of the Primordial Conscious‐ ness, of the Holy Spirit, of the Absolute, and attainment of Mergence with God. *** The evolutionary development of each person consists of three main components, which are closely related with each other: intellectual, ethical, and psychoenergetical ones. Meditation is the main means of realization of the third one of these components, first of all. But it can also accelerate significantly one’s growth in the two other directions. Now I want to draw your attention to a very important rule of spiritual work: meditative training must not go ahead of the ethical component of one’s development and must not exceed one’s intellectual capacity in the current incarnation! In other words, aspiration of the student is not enough for initiation into higher meditations. One must also take into ac‐ count, among other things, the student’s ontogenetic age (i.e. the age in the current incarnation) and the psychogenic age as well (i.e. the entire personal evolution of this soul). Therefore, teachers and practitioners should be careful what concerns practice of meditation. On the other hand, there are meditations which are abso‐ lutely safe to practice: they can bring nothing but benefits to everyone, including children. They are, for example, attune‐ ment to the harmony and beauty of nature, which is shown in our films and photo galleries;attunement to appropriate works 83 of different kinds of art, including music, singing, dancing, etc… It is important to understand that refining BEAUTY, devel‐ opment of the emotions of love, renunciation of all forms of coarseness — these are the first steps away from hell — to our Creator! On the contrary, the destiny of those who develop coarse qualities is physical and mental illnesses and other kinds of suffering during life in the body. After the death of the body, they appear in the coarse spatial dimensions (eons, lokas) among other beings like them; this is what hell is. It is most important for everyone to apply this information to themselves. And it is also important to convey it to people of all countries and confessions! One’s coming to hell or paradise is determined not by one’s membership in a particular religious organization and not by one’s actions, but by the qualities of the soul! The destiny of those who have become accustomed to coarseness is hell. The destiny of those who are loving, forgiving, tolerant, and refined is paradise. And those who reach the level of refinement of the Creator can cognize Him and merge with Him! Imagine how much better the life on the Earth would be if all people of our planet became acquainted with this knowl‐ edge! *** So the first step on the path of mastering the art of medita‐ tion is attunement to the subtle and the beautiful, to BEAUTY! The second step implies mastering of the functions of the spiritual heart. We discuss this subject in detail in our other articles and books, for example in Ecopsychology. Therefore, here I will dwell on it only briefly. 84 The spiritual heart can start to develop in the anahata chakra located in the thorax. Then, if one makes necessary spiritual efforts, it can grow larger than the anahata chakra, than the entire body — and can continue to grow, can become as large as the size of our planet or even larger! In the process of such development of the spiritual heart, the practitioner moves with the consciousness into it and be‐ comes it. And only in the multidimensional depths of such a devel‐ oped spiritual heart, which encompasses the space above and below the surface of our planet, as well as around the planet, the practitioner can gain direct cognition of the Creator! *** Perhaps you know already that in previous years we cre‐ ated, tested, published, and even demonstrated in video films a very effective system of psychical self‐regulation. Its course began with learning the theoretical fundamentals, including the ethical principles suggested to us by God. Then students had to master the techniques of relaxation and psycho‐physical exercises, which made for good beginning of transformation of the emotional sphere and purification of the energy structures of the organism. This produced a healing effect even at early stages of mastering of this system and allowed getting rid of many diseases. Then the chakras and main meridians were pu‐ rified and developed with the help of special methods, which resulted, among other things, in further improvement of the health of the body and soul. During the course, much attention was paid to tempering of the body (this included winter swimming), to communing with nature, to attunement to the beautiful. The main emphasis was always put on the develop‐ ment of the spiritual hearts. After all, it is only developed spiritual hearts that allow making the states of pure and altruistic love steadfast and voli‐ 85 tionally reproducible in any circumstances, even in difficult ones. And this ensured paradise (at the least) for all those who managed to achieve these states during classes and retained them after the course. But some students… abandoned these prospects. For ex‐ ample, some of them tried to “become again like everyone else” — and drank a glass of champagne on a celebration… But such meditative work is incompatible with drinking alcohol and taking any other narcotics, and everyone knew this. Some students returned to non‐vegetarian nutrition. Killing‐free nutrition (the one based on vegetal and milk products and on eggs) is the only correct diet for all people. The main reasons for this are two: The first one is ethical. Love — as a state of the soul and way of life — is incompatible with killing of animals for the sake of satisfaction of one’s egoistic gluttony! The second one is bioenergetical contamination. Many souls of killed animals enter the bodies of people who killed or ate them. These souls can feel very offended and sometimes want revenge. Such souls‐possessors are called demons. They can cause various somatic diseases and mental disorders. (About other kinds of negative consequences of non‐ vegetarian nutrition and about how to choose an optimal diet, one can read in our books, for example in Ecopsychology). … Why am I talking about this now? In order to illustrate the idea that it can be very harmful to teach the practical com‐ ponent of the spiritual science to those who are not mature yet from the ethical standpoint… *** Now let us come back to the subject of development of the spiritual heart. 86 To do this work most effectively, one needs first to cleanse the anahata chakra. This is achieved with the help of special energy influences on the chakra. For example, the practitioner introduces into the chakra (from the back) the image of a white tetrahedron rotating rap‐ idly counterclockwise. This technique can be likened to remov‐ ing decay from a tooth with the help of a dental drill. Other method is to introduce into the chakra (already puri‐ fied by the tetrahedron) the sound of the mantra “ya‐a‐a‐a‐m”, which is sung softly and gently. Then one can also introduce into the anahata chakra im‐ ages of beautiful fragrant flowers, such as roses or lilies‐of‐the‐ valley. Also one can listen to spring singing of birds sounding in the chakra — such birds as robins, tits, or other gentle sing‐ ers. When the chakra becomes pure and large, we have to learn to perceive ourselves (as a soul) entirely inside it — and to push the walls of the chakra from inside with the help of the hands of the soul. First, we practice to push one wall after an‐ other, then — all walls in all directions simultaneously. Thus we begin to expand the chakra. We must also learn to look from within the anahata chakra. Let me emphasize that in the beginning one learns to look, not to see. The ability to see comes later. We have to learn to look from the anahata not only forward but also backward; it is very important. There is an exercise performed in pairs that can help one learn to look back from the anahata. The first partner strokes gently the anahata area on the back of the second partner, draws with his or her finger numbers or letters, and the second partner tries to recognize them. Then the partners change their roles. This useful and pleasant game can appeal even to young children. The memory about such games will help them de‐ velop their anahatas when they grow up. 87 … If someone is not able even to enter with the conscious‐ ness into the anahata and to remain in it, then he or she should pay attention to purification of the other chakras, in particular the chakras of the head. Contamination of the head chakras at‐ taches the consciousness to them and does not allow it to move into the anahata. It can be also helpful to practice the psycho‐physical exer‐ cises described in our books and demonstrated in our films. *** Why do we need to learn to look back from the anahata chakra? The point is that by looking always forward we become used to see only material objects. And by looking backward, we get rid of this stereotype. Moreover, when we look backward from the anahata, our in‐ driyas of the vision of the soul go through the refining merid‐ ian called chitrini. And this makes it easier for us to learn to see inside subtle eons, which are close to the Abode of the Creator. If one cannot do it, then one has to cleanse the meridians, especially the sushumna and chitrini meridians. *** And then one can continue training, doing it in nature by filling with oneself‐anahata the energy cocoons of trees. For this task, one should choose healthy and strong trees, located not in thicket. Let me note that oak trees are not suitable for this purpose: their energy is unfavorable for refinement of the consciousness. It is best to seek plants favorable for this work among spring birches (biological species is betula pubescens), also among spruces, pines, larches, poplars, etc… 88 Then we expand as spiritual hearts above the expanse of the sea or above big lakes, above the steppe, above the moun‐ tains… We can also invite to our anahatas Jesus Christ and other Divine Teachers — Holy Spirits. We learn to see Their giant Forms of Consciousness — Ma‐ hadoubles, consisting of the Divine Light invisible to the hu‐ man eye. Thus little by little, month after month, year after year we get closer to the state when we become able to perceive (i.e. to see and to hear) the Holy Spirits, to speak with Them, to merge with Them in Their Mahadoubles. Then They become personal Teachers for those who have reached this level of development. But this is not the limit of the opportunities of spiritual growth. The next task is to reach the Abode of the Creator, from where Holy Spirits come to help us, incarnated people. *** One of the possible ways to continue advancement is the situation when a particular non‐incarnated Divine Teacher brings His or Her disciples to Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness — through His or Her Mahadouble. In other words, the disciple merges with the Beloved Teacher and gradually grows with the consciousness inside Him or Her, be‐ comes similar to the Teacher in quality and in size of the soul. Having filled so the Mahadouble of the Teacher, the disciple continues to grow — now in the Abode of the Creator, from where the Teacher’s Mahadouble comes. Probably in this way Disciples of such Teachers as Krishna and Jesus achieved the fullness of Perfection and became Di‐ vine. But we were led by God in a different way — in order that we had the opportunity to cognize more broadly human possi‐ 89 bilities of growth at these stages of development and, so to speak, the anatomy of God. In particular, we have become acquainted with many Di‐ vine Teachers. They all have the same — Divine — level of re‐ finement of the Consciousness; They all come out from the same Abode. But almost every One of Them walked the Path to Perfection — with individual variations. Their biographies are described in our book Classic of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present — and now everyone walking the Path to the Creator can use Their rich experience. *** Let me tell you also about how we were led to the state of Nirodhi. We were taught the mechanism of “dissolution” of oneself (as a consciousness) — long before we began to learn to merge with the Holy Spirits and with the Primordial Consciousness. It happened thanks to mastering the state of total reciprocity at special places of power. Moreover, our Divine Teachers showed to us these places in such an order that we, knowing nothing of the mechanism of achieving the state of Nirodhi, could gradu‐ ally and slowly comprehend the material in “small doses”. To make it more clear, I should add that we had no incar‐ nated Teacher Who could explain everything to us in an easy‐ to‐understand language. From the very beginning to the pre‐ sent day, we have been guided by non‐incarnated Representa‐ tives of the Creator. … So, let me repeat that the phenomenon of total reciproc‐ ity, which eventually leads to realization of the state of Ni‐ rodhi, was taught to us by demonstrating its mechanism first in small volumes of space and then gradually in much larger scales, up to the universal scale. Why do I tell so much about this? Because it is very diffi‐ cult — to teach the total reciprocity! It cannot be done only 90 with the use of words! It is so unusual: from the normal state of feeling the “I” — to enter the state of “non‐I”! How is it possi‐ ble: to exist as “non‐I”? How can one learn to change easily, at any moment, from “I” — to “non‐I”, and vice versa? But now it is easy for us to do. Look: (demonstration of the meditation). When I do this, you see that nothing happens to my body: for example, I can sit, stand, walk, talk… Even my facial expression does not change… Why is this needed? In order that having cognized God in His Universal Greatness, one can easily enter the state of Mer‐ gence with Him, in other words the state of Nirvana. And why does it make sense to teach “the disappearance of oneself” so early, as it was done in our case? Because this pedagogical method confidently suppresses the possibility of development of pride and self‐admiration in students on the grounds of personal achievements! *** I want to tell you also about how we studied the structure of the Absolute. Yes, our Teachers showed to us all the eons of the Abso‐ lute. But it was not an easy task — to arrange all of them in a logical sequence, in the form of a scheme. They “refused” to be arranged as a simple sequence on the “steps” of the scale of subtlety‐coarseness! Their relative positions, in fact, turned out to be more com‐ plex! (I am talking about the scheme for studying the structure of the Absolute presented in the book Ecopsychology). … Now let us talk about how one should work with this scheme. Of course, first of all one must master everything that pre‐ cedes this stage of work on oneself. Then (preferably at special places of power), we exit from the bottom part of the anahata chakra in the backward and 91 slightly downward direction — and then we find ourselves in a space of soft and gentle calm, resembling the harmony of warm southern night with many stars seen everywhere around. This is the eon of protoprakriti: a universal “storage” of elementary particles intended for construction of material objects, includ‐ ing stars and planets. This is one of the behind‐the‐Mirror eons. By the way, what is the origin of the term behind‐the‐ Mirror? A usual material mirror has two sides: the front side, which is light, and the back side, which is dark. In the cosmic multidimensional reality — the Mirror is a membrane invisible to the ordinary sight, which divides a group of eons. One can find this Mirror behind one’s own ana‐ hata chakra. In front of our material bodies we see light (daylight or ar‐ tificial light), but having passed through the Mirror, we come to a space where there is no bright light. This is why the terms Mirror and behind‐the‐Mirror were chosen to describe these phenomena. … If we go down behind the Mirror to the multidimen‐ sional depths, we come to two other eons — with increasing brightness. They, too, have to be explored. But we must not set‐ tle in them forever. We should also explore all other eons shown on the above‐ mentioned scheme, of course, except for hell. … In order not to raise doubts about the credibility of this scheme, let me explain the following: This concerns the relationship between the objective and the subjective. Eons, which we are talking about now, exist objectively, i.e. they exist independent of existence or non‐existence of the sub‐ ject or subjects, and independent of the subject’s opinions. But at the same time, a person exploring these eons be‐ comes convinced that if he or she fills these eons with himself 92 or herself (as a consciousness), then they all will move and ro‐ tate together with the material body of this person… So, what does it mean? Self‐deception? An illusion of per‐ ception? No. The point is that the scheme shows entrances into eons, not the eons proper. Moreover, each of us, people, from birth has this “construc‐ tion” “attached” to the body. This is our potential that we can use or not use during the time of earthly incarnations. Namely, everyone has a choice: — to remain in the world of matter (prakriti) if one devotes the entire life to it and becomes attached to it, — or to go to hell if one cultivates emotional coarseness (or indulges the already existing one), — or to dedicate life to studying the eons of the Absolute with emphasis put on the most subtle of them, including the eon from where the Representatives of the Creator come. In relation to what was said above, it is appropriate to re‐ call the biblical statement that man is like to God. But this likeness has nothing to do with bodily appearance. It concerns the multidimensional structure of the Absolute — and the mul‐ tidimensional potential of each of us, which we discuss now. … When we master the three eons behind the Mirror, it may seem to us that the deepest one of them is the Abode of the Creator. But it is not true. This eon is just an aggregate of the Atmic potentials of people. In other words, one can say that here everyone can find his or her Main Component (potential or already realized) — the Atman. But Paramatman (the Divine Atman, the main Essence of the Absolute, the Primordial Consciousness, the Creator, God‐ the‐Father, Ishvara, Tao, Turiya) is found between two such Atmic structures. It is for this purpose that one has to master them both — on the right and on the left… 93 *** In our today’s conversation I had the task to describe briefly the most important steps of the Path of spiritual self‐ realization of man. In the beginning, we discussed how one makes the first attempts to “open up” the spiritual heart, and in the end — how one can cognize the Creator in His Abode and merge with Him. You probably noticed that there are stages of development that I have not talked about. For example, it is information about kundalini, about the vertical segments, about the United We, about the “Sun of God”, about how to divinize the matter of the body. Why? Because it would require more time. But all such important information can be found in our other articles and books. At the end of my talk, I want to ask you not to think that all the described stages can be mastered quickly! On the contrary, one has to dedicate the entire life to this! I wish you success! 94 Be Careful! In the book [13] we described, among other things, how people pervert the Teachings of God. Such things happened in the past and continue to happen now. One of the reasons for such perversions consists in the in‐ competence of translators. For example, there are highly per‐ verted translations of the Bhagavad Gita and Tao Te Ching. The same thing can be observed now with the translations of the books of Sathya Sai Baba (and books about Him). Therefore I have to advise readers to be careful when read‐ ing these books; it is especially important with translation of certain terms. 27 For example, some translators incapable of comprehending information from Sathya Sai Baba translated the word buddhi as “intellect” — in contrast to the mind (manas). It may look reasonable: some people have a lesser mind — while others have a large developed intellect!… But such an error in translations completely destroys the large methodological importance of the theme of development of buddhi, and of entire buddhi yoga in general! Reading about the contrast between the mind and the intel‐ lect, what useful can the reader find in such ideas? Nothing! Someone may even think in a lofty way about themselves: I have an intellect! While they… … Even worse consequences were caused by incompetent attempts to translate the word Atman. This term literally means “non‐darkness”, that is the Divinely Shining Main Essence of man, which everyone has to cognize in order to merge then We discussed this subject also in [8,9]. 27 95 with Paramatman — with the Primordial Consciousness, with the Creator. Some English‐speaking translators, Who had no idea about the higher stages of the methodology of spiritual development, instead of leaving this unclear term non‐translated (i.e. just writing Atman), translated it into English as Self. And those who translated these texts from English into Russian made this absurd tendency even worse: they translated it as Samost (Selfhood)! So it turned out that God suggests to us to develop self‐ hood! Hurray!… … Thus the translation was made with the opposite mean‐ ing! The term selfhood may denote viciously inflated self‐ appraisal, haughtiness, inflated lower self! But God teaches the opposite thing: to destroy selfhood in ourselves! It is absolutely necessary for cognition of the Atman and in general for making progress on the spiritual Path! … Those who created and published such ignorant transla‐ tions believed apparently that they do a good thing… While in reality it turned out that they perverted the Teachings of God to the opposite! No wonder that many reasonable people, after reading such texts, refused these Teachings and decided that this is nothing more than another ridiculous and harmful sect... … In Sanskrit there is also the term viveka denoting the ability to discern between truth and false. Ramakrishna named one of his disciples Vivekananda — Blissful One Possessing Viveka. On the Path to Bliss attained in Mergence with the Primor‐ dial Consciousness we necessarily have to master viveka! I wish you success! 96 Recommended literature 1. Antonov V.V. — The New Upanishad: Structure and Cog‐ nition of the Absolute. Saint Petersburg, “Polus”, 1999 (in Russian). 2. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — God Speaks. Textbook of Religion. “Polus”, Saint Petersburg, 2002 (in Russian). 3. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Heart: Path to the Creator (Poems‐Meditations and Revelations). “New Atlanteans”, 2007 (in Russian). 4. Antonov V.V. — Sexology: Development and Regulation of the Reproductive Function. “New Atlanteans”, 2009. 5. Antonov V.V. — How God Can Be Cognized. Autobiogra‐ phy of a Scientist Who Studied God. “New Atlanteans”, 2009. 6. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of God’s Disciples. “New Atlanteans”, 2008 (in Russian). 7. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Work with Children. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 8. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 9. Antonov V.V. — Ecopsychology. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 10. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Forest Lectures on the Highest Yoga. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 11. Antonov V.V. — The Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 12. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Tao Te Ching. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 13. Antonov V.V. — Spiritual Heart — Religion of Unity. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 14. Zubkova A.B. — Story about Princess Nesmeyana and Ivan. “New Atlanteans”, 2007 (in Russian). 97 15. Zubkova A.B. — Dobrynya. Byliny. “New Atlanteans”, 2008 (in Russian). 16. Zubkova A.B. — Dialogues with Pythagoras. “New At‐ lanteans”, 2008 (in Russian). 17. Zubkova A.B. — Divine Parables. “New Atlanteans”, Odessa, 2008 (in Russian). 18. Zubkova A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Born in the Light. Revelations of the Divine Atlanteans. “New Atlanteans”, 2008 (in Russian). 19. Cullen B. (comp) — The Book of Jesus. “Polus”, Saint Pe‐ tersburg, 1997. 20. Way of Pilgrim. Kazan’, 1911. 21. Teplyy A.B. (comp.) — Book of the Warrior of Spirit. “New Atlanteans”, 2008. 22. Castaneda C. — The Fire from Within. «Simon and Shus‐ ter», N.Y., 1984. 98 ...
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