The story of Samudra Manthan – churning of the milk ocean is found in the Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata, and Vishnu Purana. It tells of how the Devas and Asuras join together for this churning of the ocean in order to obtain Amrita – the nectar of immortality. It also relates how Vishnu in the form of a turtle (Kurma Avatar) provides his help as well as Shiva coming to the aid of the Devas when they implore his help.Continue reading
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Kriyā Yoga is a specific technique of meditation which aims to direct the prāṇa into the central nerve, also known as suṣumnā nāḍi. The ancient lineages of Naths, the Saivism of Kashmir and Siddhar of Tamilnadu were well acquainted with the technique of “Sushumna breath” but it was Sri Lahiri Mahasaya who took over the task of presenting, in an accessible way to all, this technique in its true identity and its essential structures.
Since ancient times, the ṛṣis of India research the relationship between the subtle body and spirituality. Just as in nature the straight lines are extremely rare, in the subtle body almost no prāṇa movement is just right. Of all the thousands of nadis suṣumnā does not arc nor is it rounded, which reveals its unusual and superhuman nature. Continue reading