Sunday, 2 October 2016

Upasana yoga .

HARIH  OM 
  Upasana  yoga. 

             Upasana  literally  means  worship  ,  sitting  near  to  someone  or  waiting  on  someone  with  reverence.   Upasana  is  translated  as  meditation  and  worship  ,depending  on the  context. .  In  the  Kathopanishad  , our  personality  is  compared  to  a  vehicle  for  reaching  our  goals. . There  are  three  layers  in our  personality   and  the  first  layer  is  kayikam,  from  the  standpoint  of  the  physical  body. . The  physical  body  is  the  vehicle   through  which  only  we  experience  everything  in our  life  and  through  which  only  we  can  accomplish  everything  in  our  life  , whether  material  or  spiritual. . Maintaining  good  health  is  very  important  .  The  second  layer  of  personality  is  vachikam  . It  is  important  that  we  talk  that  which  is  harmless  to  others   and  does  not  hurt  anyone. Secondly  it  is  important  to  see  that  what  we  talk  is  truthful  . Satyam  happens  to  be  one  of  the  three  important  values  in our  life. . Each  lie  that  we  speak  takes  as  away  from  God  . And  thirdly  ,  speak  only  that  which  is  agreeable  and  beneficial  to  the  listener. 

          The  third  layer  of  our  personality  is  manasikam  . All  types  of  meditations  come  under  upasana  yoga. Meditation  is  a  state  of  concentration  where  the  differences  between  the  meditator,  the  meditated   and  the  process of  meditation  all  disappear   . There  is  no  triputi  anymore. . Different  kinds  of  meditation  can  be  practiced  . Relaxation  meditation  to  relax  the  mind. and  the  body  ,  concentration  meditation  to  contemplate  on  the  idol  of  our  worship  ,  or   on  OM  ,  expansion  meditation  to  visualise  the  totality  of  creation. ,  transformation  meditation  is  contemplating  on  positive  virtues  like  truth,  compassion  love  and  so  on. .Upasana  generally  means  mental  disciplines   and  japa  and  meditation  help  in  quietening  the  mind  making  it  free  from  agitations.  The  regular  practice  of  upasana  yoga  is  a  means  of  integrating  all  the  three  layers  of  our  personality. . Our  body  ,  mind  and  speech  must  work  in  co-ordination. 

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