Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What is the Yogic Gaze ?

As I posted this picture of our Beloved Guru Sri Swami Vishwananda, I began practicing the Yogic Gaze (pratyahara | dharana). Spontaneously, Swami’s picture became 2 duplicate pictures side by side in my vision.  On the left picture, the right side of his face (actually his left side but right side as one is looking at the picture) became the left side of Mahavatar Babaji’s face (right as one looks at the picture). It would be nice if I could capture these “petite miracles” on camera like Swami does … someday … ummmmm …. Mahavatar, are you listening? Will you help us please?

What is the Yogic Gaze?
Drishti (IPA: [ drsti ]: Sanskrit: दृष्टि;  |AST:dṛṣṭi), or focused gaze, is a means for developing concentrated intention. It relates to the fifth limb of yoga (pratvahara) concerning sense withdrawal as well as the sixth limb dharana relating to concentration.
Reference WikipediA  ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drishti_%28yoga%29

See More Clearly by Practicing Drishti . . .
This link may also be of interest: 
http://www.yogajournal.com/article/philosophy/the-eye-of-the-beholder/


~ Swamini Vishwa Lakshmi
~Swamini Vishwalakshmianandama

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Constant Remembering ~ Sri Swami Vishwananda

To attain true supreme knowledge of God, one must remove the veils which
cover the lower self from the heart by Constant Remembering of him and
chanting the 
wonderful name of Giridhari. Like that, what is hidden deep
in your heart will surface 
itself with his love.  
~ Sri Swami Vishwananda

Gurudev at Vatican, Rome, Italy
March 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015