September 5, 2020

Chakra Guide

 

1

Top of head

Crown

Sahasara

Samadhi

Union

 

2

+ Between eyes

Spiritual eye

Ajna

Dhyana

Meditation

Ruby

Surya

Super Ether

Sun

+ Leo

Aum

- Medulla Oblongata

Dharana
Concentration

Pearl

Chandra (Moon)

Hessonite

Rahu (Ascending node of Moon)

Cat’s Eye

Ketu (Descending node of Moon)

Moon

- Cancer

3

Throat

Cervical

Vishudha

Pratyahara

Withdrawal

Emerald
Budha

Ether

Mercury

+ Virgo
- Gemini

Yudhisthira

Rushing Waters

4

Heart

Dorsal

Anahat

Pranayama

Breath Control

Diamond

Shukra

Air

Venus

+ Libra
- Taurus

Bhima

Bell

5

Navel

Lumbar

Manipur

Asana

Posture

Red
Coral

Mangala

Fire

Mars

+ Scorpio
- Aries

Arjuna

Harp

6

Reproduction

Sacral

Swadisthan

Niyama

Self-Purification

Yellow
Sapphire

Bṛhaspati

Water

Jupiter

+ Sagittarius
- Pisces

Nakula

Flute

7

Base of spine

Coccyx

Mulandhara

Yama

Moral

Code

Blue
Sapphire­
­­­­

Shani

Earth

Saturn

+ Capricorn
- Aquarius

Sahadeva

Bumble

Bee


Bija – seed mantras - navratna – 9 gems

SUNDAY - Ruby – Surya – Sun - Vitality, energy, magnetism, willpower
Om sum surya yanamaha

MONDAY - Pearl - Chandra – Moon - Enjoyment, peace, contentment, happiness
Om som soma yanamaha

TUESDAY - Red Coral – Mangala – Mars – Self-control, focus, power, energy, will power, can do spirit
Om mang mangala yanamaha

WEDNESDAY - Emerald – Budha – Mercury – Speech, clarity, communication, perception, intelligence
Om bum budha yanamaha

THURSDAY -Yellow Sapphire - Bṛhaspati – Jupiter– Guru to the Gods
Om gum gurave namaha

FRIDAY - Diamond – Shukra – Venus – Creative spark, “divine sugar”
Om shum shukra yanamaha

SATURDAY -Blue Sapphire – Shani – Saturn
Om sham shanaye yanamaha

Hessonite – Rahu - Ascending node of Moon – Ida – Extroverted – Pull us into the world
Om ram rahave namaha

Cat’s Eye - Ketu - Descending node of Moon – Pingala – Introversion – Inner perception
Om kem ketave namaha

August 22, 2020

Ananda has re-published Swami Kriyananda's short booklet "The Road Ahead."

It was  doomy and gloomy when first published in the troubled times of 1973, so fits our current Covid and strained international relations of 2020.

Well worth a read if you've not come across  it before.   It has been 7 years since Kriyanandaji's passing in 2013 and almost 70 since Yoganadaji's at the height of the Korean War in 1952.

https://www.crystalclarity.com/shop/books/ebook/the-road-ahead/

May 31, 2020

New Dwapara Yuga cover

Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
This blog and most recent posts on facebook.com/dwaparayuga are a great place to see new dwapara related info.

May 3, 2020

Dwapara Yuga blog now on Facebook and Twitter

It has been a pleasure to see so many new web sites, blogs, social media groups, and books come out around the Yugas over the past dozen or so years.

Blog posting is now done via social media

1) facebook.com/dwaparayuga

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2) @DwaparaYuga

Dwapara Yuga on Twitter


February 22, 2015

7th laptop donated to children in the developing world

OLPC Donated Laptops - Dwapara Yuga
OLPC Donated Laptops - Dwapara Yuga
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.

October 30, 2007

Dwapara Yuga & Yogananda's message to the world

Dwapara Yuga Message to the World
Dwapara Yuga Message to the World
Perhaps you will agree, that the world is facing a crisis. What is the cause of it, and what is the remedy?
All nations have to follow the influence of the ascending and descending yugas. The present world crisis is due to the upward climb of Dwapara Yuga; in order for the world to become better, evil must be expunged. The forces of evil will cause their own destruction, thus assuring the survival of the righteous nations. The conflict between good and evil has been going on since the dawn of history. But as the world is moving upward through the Dwapara Yuga, the electrical or atomic age,there is greater potential not only for good, but also for destruction through the misuse of technology by those who are greedy and desire power. In keeping with the influence of Dwapara Yuga, technology is rapidly moving the general populace to higher levels of achievement. But the progress also creates a greater gap between the achievers and the nonachievers. This foments jealousies and social, economic and political troubles.
The same session continues with:

Would you like to give a message to the world?

My brothers and sisters of the world: Please remember that God is our Father and he is One. We are all His children, and as such we should adopt constructive means to help each other become physically, mentally, financially and spiritually ideal citizens of the United States of the World. If in a community of 1000 persons each individual tries by graft, fighting and chicanery to enrich himself at the expense of others, each person will have 999 enemies; whereas if each person cooperates with the others - physically, mentally, financially and spiritually - each one will have 999 friends. If all nations helped one another through love, the whole world would live in peace with ample opportunity for promoting the well-being of all.


[...]
When every soul will rise above petty divisions in true spiritual understanding, world misery will be consumed by the fire of realization of the universality of God and the brotherhood of man.


Such media as radio and television and air travel have brought us all together as never before. We must learn that it can no longer be Asia for Asiatics, Europe for Europeans and America for Americans, and so on, but a United States of the World under God, in which every human being can be an ideal citizen of the globe with every opportunity for fulfillment in body, mind and soul.


That would be my message, my plea, to the world.
These excerpts are from a 1951 (251 Dwapara) interview with Paramhansa Yogananda, reported in Journey to Self-Realization, published by SRF.

Yogananda is pictured with St Lynn, his successor as president of SRF.  Both wear crosses, emphasizing Jesus Christ as the savior of the West (... with Krishna as the savior of the East, the same messages but with different emphases).

September 23, 2007

Ben Franklin - epitome of Dwapara Yuga

Ben Franklin - Poster Boy of Dwapara Yuga
Ben Franklin - Poster Boy of Dwapara Yuga
Born in 1706 (6 Dwapara), the dawn of Dwapara Yuga, Ben Franklin epitomized it, a religious maverick, self-made man, great traveler (spending decades in France and England), successful businessman and scientist, ultimately that rarest breed of politician that acts for the people rather than himself and his cronies.

His life is summarized in the phrase "He seized the lightning from the sky and the scepter from the hand of tyrants" that embodies the themes of understanding of subtle energies (nature of lightning that he discovered) and breaking down of barriers (rejecting the King of England and his misrule) that characterize Dwapara Yuga. The country he founded more than any other embodies the energy of Dwapara Yuga, tempering its sometime excessive materialism with Christian values and now Yogic knowledge from India.

Franklin was a proponent of all religions. He prayed to "Powerful Goodness" and referred to God as the "infinite". He was a true champion of generic religion, seen as a Catholic by Catholics, Protestant by Protestants and Quaker by Quakers.

His self-written epitaph was "The Body of B. Franklin Printer; Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost: For it will, as he believ'd, appear once more, In a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and Amended By the Author."

Thus his belief in reincarnation is his epitaph.

In 1733, Franklin began to publish the famous Poor Richard's Almanack under the nom de plume of Poor Richard. Franklin frequently wrote under pseudonyms although it was no secret that he was the author.

Franklin's Autobiography & Almanac

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August 9, 2007

Dwapara Yuga Short References

Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
Dwapara Yuga - age of energy
It is recommended to shop around for rare items since one site may have them for $100+ and another for $10.

A researcher, following information in each of these books could easily produce a list of hundreds of titles. The following are just a short list, or beginning point. It's especially important to read outside of any one group's publications since each group emphasizes themes important to itself and downplays others.

In martial arts, the students of a master do not necessarily resemble the master, or indeed each other in techniques, yet share an essentially unity of effectiveness in combat. An army of clones, is symbolic of an effective teaching program but not necessarily mastery. In a modern army, the most effective soldiers are the most individualistic in special forces, and those who most resemble one another march in parades, do guard duties or are used for infantry assaults (Braveheart - "Use up the Irish. The dead cost nothing")  . God's grace whether in martial arts or spiritual awakening is not like a production line of identical cars, different only in their Sunday clothes.

Books

Original list from the 2007 Dwapara Book:

1894 The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar
1933 Astrological World Cycles by Tara Mata
1936 A Search in Secret India by Paul Brunton
1946 Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
1947 Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
1953 The worldly philosophers by Robert Heilbroner
1956 Books that changed the world by Robert Downs
1964 Modern Warfare by Roger Trinquier
1969 Priceless Precepts by Kamala Silva
1973 The Road Ahead by Swami Kriyananda
1980 Christ Consciousness by Norman Paulsen
1985 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda "M"
1990 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
1991 Treasures Against Time by Brenda Lewis
1992 The Spiritual Seekers Guide by Steven S. Sadleir
1993 Trilogy of Divine Love by Durga Mata
1995 Secret of the Veda by Sri Aurobindo
1996 Divine Romance by Yogananda
1997 Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies by Jim Schnabel
2000 Journey to self-realization by Yogananda
2001 Autobiography of a spiritually incorrect mystic by Osho
2001 When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
2002 Out of the Labyrinth by Swami Kriyananda
2002 The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
2004 The Palgrave companion to North American Utopias
2004 Way of the warrior by Reid and Croucher
2006 The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Kriyananda
2006 The World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman
2006 Paramhansa Yogananda Life Portrait and Reminiscences by Sri Sailendra Bejoy Dasgupta
2006 A Collection of Biographies of four Kriya Yoga Gurus by Swami Satyananda
2007 Revelations of Christ by Swami Kriyananda

Current Affairs

What is a Yuga?

Sri Yukteswar - The Holy Science
Sri Yukteswar - The Holy Science

In 1894, Swami Sri Yukteswar made two startling predictions in his book the Holy Science: “matter will be found to be energy” and “our sun has a twin star”. Einstein proved the first prediction true in 1905 and over the course of the last century more and more evidence is pointing to the truth of the second prediction. As of 2006, it is thought that two out of three stars in the Milky Way are part of binary systems.

The Swami writes that our sun is part of such a binary system, orbiting another star, with an orbital period of about 24,000 years. In scientific terms, the rotation of the earth relative to the stars we see (the zodiac in astrological terms) is called the precession of the equinoxes and follows this cycle.

Sri Yukteswar described the orbit, called a Great Year by the Greeks, as moving the earth repeatedly in a natural ascending arc of 12,000 years, raising the consciousness of man, and then a falling arc of 12,000 years, lowering it, relative to a cosmic vibrational center called Vishnunabhi.

One day of Brahma is the time taken for one thousand cycles of all four Yugas. A day of Brahama is followed by the night of Brahma. The Universe is many days and nights of Brahma old.

The Greeks and many other ancient cultures (for example: Egyptians, Persians, Sumerians, Aztecs, Hopi, Celts and Norse) shared this idea of the ages of man. With more modern analysis, many ancient sites are now known to have been constructed with elements demonstrating very sophisticated astronomical knowledge. For example, the orientation of the shafts on certain ancient pyramids can be read as date-stamps and their locations align with distant constellations.

The Hindu ages or Yugas are summarized below, with their Greek equivalents.

Ascending Arc

Kali Yuga or Iron Age
From 500 AD for 1,200 years
Characteristic: Materialism/ignorance

Dwapara Yuga, Bronze Age
From 1700 AD for 2,400 years
Characteristic: Space-annihilators

Treta Yuga or Silver Age
From 4100 AD for 3,600 years
Characteristic: Time-annihilators

Satya Yuga or Golden Age
From 8900 AD for 4,800 years
Characteristic: Harmony with divine plan

A graphic illustrates the Yugas in our current cycle here.

This interpretation by Sri Yukteswar is at odds with the Orthodox Hindu interpretation, under which we are still in the age of Kali Yuga, rather than Dwapara Yuga. Much as for the festivals of the Christian Calendar, the original facts are of secondary importance to the force of tradition to conservative elements (after all the calculation error has been in place a very long time).

Dwapara Yuga can be characterized as a breakdown of the idea of a material world and a growing consciousness of the underlying unity of peoples, energy and nature, manifesting in:

• Understanding of finer energies and the structure of universe

• Freedom of
o Speech
o Travel and communication
o Sharing and community of all kinds
o Acquisition and access to all knowledge
o Consumption and creation of media of all forms

• End of Mayic/Demonic/Satanic powers (in the sense of limiting/obstructing the individual) of
o Theocracy
o Collectivism
o National Socialism
o Communist Socialism
o Authoritarianism
o Totalitarianism
o Dictatorship
o Monarchy
o Petromonarchy (many Middle Eastern States)
o Kleptocracy (Many African States)
o Oligarchy (France would be a good example)
o Aristocracy
o Autocracy
o Technocracy
o Slavery
o Monopolies
o Cartels
o Nepotism
o Cronyism
o Matriarchy
o Patriarchy
o Mafiosi

. End of discrimination by
o Religion
o Geography
o Class
o Caste
o Race
o Gender
o Health
o Age
o Wealth

. Free trade, globalization, capitalism, meritocracy, freedom and democracy
. Empowerment of the individual, rise of a middle class, strength thru diversity

The rich wield financial, political and social power, controlling countries overtly or covertly, the poor have nothing and the middle class are somewhere in between. In third world countries, there tend only to be rich and poor. One sign of the development of a country is how much of a middle class it has and whether it is growing or shrinking, gaining or lessening in financial, political and social power.

Politicians, inventors and thinkers who are in line with Dwapara Yuga ideas have flourished and been feted. Those who opposed them had limited or only short-lived success. Paramhansa Yogananda, disciple of Sri Yukteswar, explained the mechanism for the Yugas: ideas are tuned-into by great minds rather than being created by them. These ideas in turn drive great civilizations. The United States best exemplifies outer freedom where someone not a king, nor noble, nor well-born can achieve any material success. India best exemplifies inner freedom thru meditation. Yogananda proposed a future with a best of America’s “can do” attitude and India’s inner mental hygiene.

Interestingly Yogananda explains that the success of the United States is not due to it's scientific and technological supremacy rather the good karma of its religious population and foundation along spiritual principles, in sharp contrast to Latin America, founded for the exploitation of resources.

He predicted that the joining of the United States of America, United States of Europe and United States of Asia would unify the world. Although this is not yet a political reality, many large corporations already run the world as only three divisions: Americas, EMEA – Europe, Middle East & Africa - and APAC – Asia Pacific.

The following timeline, briefly detailing ascending Kali Yuga and then the beginning of ascending Dwapara Yuga, to the present day, covers:
- Scientific and medical discoveries
- Expansion of travel and communication networks
- Political progress
- Social progress
- Economic progress
- Spiritual awakening
- Important books
- Ends of wars
- Pandemics, natural and man-made disasters
- Recent events echoing corresponding past events

A pattern emerges of rising tension in Kali Yuga institutions - monarchies, aristocracies, authoritarian regimes and their likes becoming unbearable for their subjects and being overthrown, with new institutions replacing them, more in line with Dwapara Yuga's vibrations.

Unfortunately, but perhaps inevitably it seems, it has taken the English Civil War, American Revolutionary War, American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the proxy conflicts of the Cold War, together with disasters and epidemics, so far, to dislodge old mindsets and practices. Yogananda predicted that Dwapara Yuga itself would not end world conflicts, rather in the short term intensify them.

India's peaceful independence, at least prior to partition, holds out hope for the future, as does South Africa's ending of Apartheid despite the ruling regime possessing nuclear weapons.

Since the Yugas previously descended and are now ascending again, as our perceptions sharpen, we increasingly are discovering that past civilizations had our inventions and structures and were not, as previously thought, 'primitive'.

Another sign of the advancing age is the increasing life span and rediscovery of healthy modes of exercise, living and eating. People are all becoming taller, again in line with ancient texts that speak of long-lived giants. They are also much healthier, recent centuries were racked with pandemics and life expectancy was short.

It will be interesting to see what develops in the domains of genetics and the prospect of complete availability of all knowledge, of everyone, all the time, everywhere. The lessons of the (ancient) past suggest not more and bigger metropoli and stressful societies but rather a simpler living, in harmony with nature.

Disasters and great reverses can be read as divine signals for change.

In our immediate history, we are seeing the resurgence of Russia, China, India, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and even now France as dissonant political philosophies are left behind.

After all, Darwin's survival of the fittest wasn't quite that, rather survival of those who adapt the best to the prevailing environment -- so the most free, open, democratic, meritocratic will prevail. Right now, despite recent mistakes like the Iraq peace and mistreatment of prisoners, that remains the United States of America.

How can we see if the theory is reasonable?
1) that we should see an arc of history that reflects the ages, with corresponding dates, which appears well born out from 500 AD to 1700 AD and beyond
2) that looking back in time we should see similar events reflected in the descending Dwapara Yuga and descending Kali Yuga, i.e. with 500 AD as the low point, we should see similar events reflected at 1700 AD and 700 BC. We should see the peak of man's civilization at 11500 BC.

The challenge here is the relative lack of knowledge of ancient civilizations since the pit of the dark ages brought about much destruction of documents. Similarly, the backwards-focused Taliban focused in their reign not in helping people, rather persecuting them and destroying the past.

We also know that there has been geographical change with many past cities potentially underground and underwater. The obvious example would be Atlantis, first mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias. In Plato's account, Atlantis, lying "beyond the pillars of Heracles", a naval power which conquered many parts of Western Europe and Africa in approximately 9400 BC. The Atlantic Ocean between the US and Europe and the Atlas Mountains in North Africa both are named in honor of the lost civilization.

Recently man made underwater structures have been found off Japan at Yonaguni, which date back to at least 8000BC.

As of yet, there is no 'smoking gun'. If flight, say, was invented in 1900 AD, we should see flight around 900 BC and before. We have many ancient accounts of flying machines in the Vedas and the Bible, for example, followed by a deluge that set civilization back. Such descriptions support the argument but are no means conclusive since they also support alternative explanations.

If we look at the Yugas as consciousness, in the year 2007 AD, we have the same insight as in the year 1007 BC and should be able to find and understand remains from that period.

As the ages rise, people become more and more in tune with the inner spiritual life and less and less focused on outer accomplishments so it may also be the case that there are less artifacts to be dug up from previous, higher ages, or they are in a form that we do not recognize for their real nature, for example, crystals or some other common item.

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