November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! I am truly grateful for the opportunities in my life and for the fellowship of friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, customers, partners, and investors.  If you have an interest in #DwaparaYuga then you are most likely friends or family from this life or a previous one.


"Avoid speaking negative things. Why look at the drains, when there is beauty all around?" - PY



January 22, 2017

Dwapara Yuga Facebook Page

Blog posting now centered at facebook.com/dwaparayuga

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with tweets @DwaparaYuga

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April 12, 2015

Much more is needed - what are YOU writing?
















Yogananda

Yoganandaji began his mission in the US in 1920 (Dwapara Yuga 220) with nationwide lecture tours and lessons by mail, the height of media savvy at the time. This lasted thru the founding of Mount Washington in 1925 (DY 225) right up to the trip to India in 1935 (DY 235).

There followed a quiet period, focused locally on the buildings, small congregations and smaller still monastic communities that they served in the immediate Los Angeles area.

This ended with the Encinitas Golden Temple sliding physically and symbolically into the sea in 1942 (DY 242). 1946 (DY 246) saw the release of the Autobiography and from there to his Mahasamadhi in 1952 (DY 252), Yoganadaji concentrated on writing, in order to reach the masses of that era, reaching the whole US, worldwide and most importantly down to us in coming generations.

With that, he was  breaking barriers of space and time, in tune with the Dwapara Yuga archetype.

This was in ways that were not necessarily clear to many of the high ranking devotees of the era, who had the strong affinities, blinkered horizons  and likely sanskaras associated with Kali Yuga tinged religious models from Mormonism to the Catholic Monasticism of the Middle Ages.

Kriyananda

It was in that final phase of Yoganandaji's life mission that he told the then young Kriyanandaji that his work would be “lecturing and writing".  Kriyanadaji was surprised that anything else needed to be written.  Yoganandaji responded “Much yet remains to be written."

Kriyanandaji wrote and also lectured prolifically, prior to his own passing in 2013 (DY 313), complimenting the somewhat meager written releases from SRF and its return to being an inward facing and regional church focused in the LA area.

YOU

Disciples still incarnate such as Joseph Selbie and Richard Salva are writing great material prolifically.

Good writing from eBooks to movies inspires, with Star Trek a good case in point.

Yoganandaji said, “If you read for an hour, write for two hours; and if you write for two hours, think for three hours; and if you think for three hours, meditate all the time.”

Why be a passive bystander?  Why not write something YOURSELF - a new expression of that mission?


February 22, 2015

7th laptop donated to children in the developing world

All profits from the Dwapara Yuga blog, associated apps and books are donated to the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) Foundation.
For the author, access to the Apple ][ personal computer decades ago was a gateway to knowledge, from technology, to modern business and modern spirituality, an opportunity that OLPC today affords to children in the developing world.

Update
OLPC donations of all profits continuing in 2017.

January 22, 2014

Chakras summary, Dwapara 314



Uno, dos, tres.  Un, deux, trois.  Uno, duo, tres.  Ek, do, tin.  Eka, dvi, tri.    From English, to Spanish, French, Latin, Hindi and Sanskrit, the same inner meanings are expressed in various outward ways across different ages and cultures, like a pure light filtered thru a stained glass window.
 
1
Top of head
Crown
Sahasara
Samadhi
Union

2
+ Between the eyes
Five pointed star
Ajna
Dhyana
Meditation
Super ether
Sun
+ Leo
Aum
- Base of the brain Medulla oblongata
Dharana
Concentration
Moon
- Cancer
3
Throat
Cervical
Vishudha
Pratyahara
Withdrawal
Ether
Mercury
+ Virgo 
- Gemini
Yudhisthira
Rushing waters
4
Heart
Dorsal
Anahat
Pranayama
Breath control
Air
Venus
+ Libra 
 - Taurus
Bhima
Bell
5
Navel
Lumbar
Manipur
Asana
Posture
Fire
Mars
+ Scorpio
 - Aries
Arjuna
Harp
6
Reproduction
Sacral
Swadisthan
Niyama
Self purification
Water
Jupiter
+Sagittarius
- Pisces
Nakula
Flute
7
Base of the spine
Coccyx
Mulandhara
Yama
Moral code
Earth
Saturn
+ Capricorn
- Aquarius
Sahadeva
Bumble bee

  • Ida, Rahu, Moon’s North Node, Dragon’s head.   Kundalini, Dragon.  Pingala, Ketu, Moon’s South Node, Dragon’s Tail
  • Thoughts are universally and not individually rooted; a truth cannot be created, but only perceived. The erroneous thoughts of man result from imperfections in his discernment. The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may mirror the divine vision in the universe – Autobiography of a Yogi (Dwapara 246)
  • The only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is TRUE. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief – ditto.
  • I wonder if Western scientists, patiently enlarging the realms of knowledge for the practical good of mankind, are not more pleasing to God than idlers who profess religion but concentrate on alms –ditto.
  • My Very Easy Method Just Shows Us Nine Planets -- the Sun followed by Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, then Uranus (discovered Dwapara 81), Neptune (Dwapara 146) and Pluto (Dwapara 230)
  • Richard of York Gave Battles in Vain -- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet
  • The physical spine is pictured.  In the context of Chakras, it is just another way of presenting the same information.   We can say heart, or we can say dorsal, Latin for "back", and so on.  To this author, it is the ideas and their applications that are important, not hiding behind Latin or Sanskrit terminology.
  • This summary and particular emphases are drawn with much gratitude from the Gita, Bible, Yoga Sutras and other commentaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, his disciple Sri Swami Kriyananda, and works by Sri Satyaki Brockschmidt, Shrimati Savitri Simpson and Sri Jean Lin.  Any errors or misstatements are mine

(c) Dwapara 307-319 or 2007-2019 AD


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