Levels of Consciousness
Index of Articles:
Each of the articles linked below adds a unique perspective on the same
principle of systematic practice, of going from outer to inner, from
gross to subtle. By being aware of their similar nature, the articles can be seen to
complement one another, rather than seeing them as
contradictory and confusing. The philosophy or theory is systematic, as well as are
the actual practices systematic, leading ever more inward to the
core of our being.
The first few articles deal with the
three levels of gross, subtle and causal, along with the fourth state
beyond (turiya). These four levels of consciousness are extremely useful to understand,
as they reveal the underlying simplicity of the whole process of even
the most advanced meditation.
This site is devoted to
presenting the ancient Self-Realization path of
the Tradition of the Himalayan masters in simple, understandable and
beneficial ways, while not compromising quality or depth. The goal of
our sadhana or practices is the highest
Joy that comes from the Realization in direct experience of the
center of consciousness, the Self, the Atman or Purusha, which is
one and the same with the Absolute Reality.
This Self-Realization comes through Yoga meditation of the Yoga
Sutras, the contemplative insight of Advaita Vedanta, and the
intense devotion of Samaya Sri Vidya Tantra, the three of which
complement one another like fingers on a hand.
We employ the classical approaches of Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti
Yoga, as well as Hatha, Kriya, Kundalini, Laya, Mantra, Nada, Siddha,
and Tantra Yoga. Meditation, contemplation, mantra and prayer
finally converge into a unified force directed towards the final
stage, piercing the pearl of wisdom called bindu, leading to the