9781846945236

Initiation into Reality

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    9781846945236

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    1846945232

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

A thrilling confrontation with Ultimate Truth, Reality Initiation aims to bring the reader back to the eternal love of the Absolute.

Author Biography

Hans Meijer is a mystic who was initiated into Reality at the age 21. The first 10 years after his initiation the author spent integrating "Divine Knowledge" in his daily life, without speaking about it to anybody. For more than 20 years he taught ancient spiritual wisdom in The Netherlands

Table of Contents

Preface
Basics of the Ancient Universal Hindu Wisdom
Introduction
East and West Can Meet
Sacred Knowledge Needs to be Protected
Man's Most Important Relationship
By the Perceptible Reality to the Ultimate Reality
Enlightenment Means Experiencing Reality
Reality Became You and Me
Yoga: To Unite With Reality
We Are More Than Our Thoughts
Outlines of the Four Traditional Yoga Ways to Enlightenment
The Importance of the Realization of Reality
Why is there So Much Misery?
What is the Main Cause of Human Ignorance about Reality?
Every Effort Will Have Its Value...
Everything That Exists Originates From ONE
Introduction
'God Created Man in His Own Image'
Seeing Through Relativity Is Necessary
The Absolute
The Eternal NOW
To Fathom the 'Great Void' is Not Possible
The Relationship Between the Absolute and the Human Soul
Does the Absolute Have 'Characteristics'?
Can the Absolute Intervene in Our Lives?
As the Absolute is 'Perfect, Why Then is there So Much Misery in the World?
The Illusion of the Visible World
To Name the Unnamable
Without Brahman, Nothing Can Exist
What is the Connection Between Brahman and Maya?
The Divine in Man
Not Two
Meditation
Insight into the 'One' Shows us that we all are the 'One'
Sri Shankara
Insight into Reality Leads to Dharma, Dharma Leads to Happiness
Detachment Yes, Indifference No
Freedom Means to be Able to Do what One Should Do
The True Guru
Growing Toward Insight Into Reality Through: Understanding How Creation Works Experiencing Creation in One's Own Self
Introduction
The Samkhya Philosophy: Dualistic or Non-Dualistic?
In What Way is Life Brought About?
Concepts Used in the Samkhya Philosophy
Rebirth and Reincarnation
The Three Gunas
A Summary of the Samkhya Philosophy
The Importance of the Samkhya Philosophy for Spiritual, Seekers
Tantra Yoga and its Place in Our 'Initiation'
Introduction to Tantra
Basic Concepts Used in Tantra
Shakti as a Starting Point
How Do We Experience Shakti?
Shakti Needs to Rise in Order to Become One with Shiva
The Seven Chakras
Shakti Regarded as Sexual Energy
Not Aiming for an Orgasm Deepens Your Experience
The Use of Tantra in Handling Our Daily Problems
The Practice of die Sexual Aspect of Tantra in More Detail
The So-Called 'Right-Handed Tantra and Left-Handed Tantra'
The Value of the Sexual Aspects of Tantra for the Spiritual Seeker
Becoming Aware of Reality through Right Action
Introduction
The Meaning of the Word 'Karma'
Should We Interfere with Our Natural Inner Development?
Where Do Our Motivations for Our Actions Come From?
Dharma: A Key Concept in Spirituality
If the Nature of Existence (Dharma) is 'Right', then what about Suffering and Death?
It Is Our Ego that Prevents Us from Seeing Reality
Three Levels of Ego
How to Handle the Ego
The Bhagavad Gita
The Purpose of Rituals
Rituals can Lead to the 'True' Sacrifice
Right Action Leads to Devotion
Looking Back
The Necessity of Staying in Tune with "The Source'
A Comparison with Buddhism
Five Hundred Years later in Palestine
Self-Realization through Love and Devotion Toward...
Introduction
In True Devotion the Aim is Union with the Transcendental Reality
What Is Devotion?
Some Thoughts about Love
How to Choose the Subject for Our 'Perfect Spiritual Relationship'
The Guru: Blessing or Trap?
How is it Possible that Devotion Can Result in Enlightenment?
Why do we Experience Peace and Happiness in Our Vision of Reality?
Some General Thoughts about Bhakti, Devotion
A Saint with an Important Message for Us
Epilogue
The Catastrophe of 'Not Knowing'
How is it that 'Knowing' Will Change the World?
The Role of Religion in Spiritual Guidance
Christianity: Understanding and Practicing the Essence and Putting Dogma into Perspective Will Help
Islam: Surrender to God Yes, but Please Let Me Do This in My Own Way
Hinduism: Clear Up All the Confusion about the Gods and Goddesses
Buddhism: Please Reveal to Us WhatĂs Behind the Smile of the Buddha
Manur Bhava!
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