Weekly Book Installment: Installment # 1
Principle # 1
Understanding the underlying nature of the Unified Field and how it responds to thought, word and deed, in order to create a happy and successful environment.
“The Yogi controls his environment through his senses”, the old Yogic mystical adage says. But what does this mean? It seems a vague statement to explain how Yogis, or anyone can control the world around them. So what is The Field? The Field is mentioned in the ancient text, The Bhagvad-Gita, written thousands of years ago about an allegorical battle in which Lord Krishna said to Arjuna, his chief archer, “Be Thou A Yogi”. The Yoga masters knew how to access the power in the Field, which included an understanding of all things. They also knew that it was a tool capable of recording and transmitting information. The concept of an invisible and viable field has been known to those practitioners of Yoga since time immemorial. The great sage, Patanjali, wrote about his Eightfold Path or Astanga Yoga around 200-300 B.C., wherein, he expounded on various codes of behavior and mental practices for the purpose of living the ideal life.
Most of us cannot see it, but most of us feel it from time to time, especially if we come into close range with someone or something that just doesn’t feel right.The Rishis, or ancient wise men of India, knew about this invisible force field, and what is more, they knew how to manipulate it. Patanjali’s Eightfold Path was a kind of navigational map for moving through The Field.
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Author, Speaker and Visionary, Acharya Sri Khadi Madama is the recipient of the Jewel of India Award, in New Delhi in 2009. You may visit her web site at www.yourstrulyyogatv.com