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Self-knowledge the Jewel Yoga Forgot
Questioning our existence, asking ‘WHO AM I?’, traditionally the Self-Knowledge teacher, wields words and a unique teaching methodology, to break open the vault of time and reveal the true immutable Self shining all powerfully and eternally as ‘I’ – Atma.
Self-Knowledge is the direct path to Self-Realisation. Anadhigata – knowledge that is not available from any other source and abhadita – because it talks of the timeless immutability of the true Self – it is knowledge that is never subject to cancellation. Self-Knowledge has been uplifting and resolving the problem of human suffering for countless generations. Prior to the modern revivalist movement in India reviving its teaching and methodology by translating the teaching into English, orthodoxy and the caste system forbid sharing of Atma Gnanam with the common man. Traditionally only taught in Sanskrit to males, means you and me would never get the teaching. Still today, finding a person educated in Self-Knowledge who is willing to teach is rare.
Taught by Krsna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Ghita and revived by Adi Shankara 2500 years ago, the teaching of Atma Gnanam is nothing less than the flowering of the human being in the knowledge of the Divine.
“The highest aim of religion is Atma-jnanam, Self-knowledge.” The Holy Science by Sri Yukteswar. (Guru of Paramahamsa Yogananda author of Autobiography of a Yogi.
Knowledge for the i generation
For the wave to even appear separate from ocean, the whole ocean has to be there. For us to appear separate from the Creation, the whole Creation needs to be there and has to come into existence first!
How to deal with the appearance and our notions of separation is what Self-Knowledge is all about and here to teach us.
Yoga for the i-generation for Self-Knowledge no practice or exercise is needed.
Just like the wave, already perfect, already married to the ocean, is whole and complete in itself and needs nothing to make it ocean (it can’t escape being ocean!), so no practice is needed or can make you more your best whole and complete Self than you are already.
Ignorance being all that stands in the way; knowledge – Self-Knowledge fixes it.
Gaining a prepared mind as a student has always been the job of the teacher and teachings. To know the Truth of oneself, a person needs to be prepared to accept the truth. Called mumukshutwam or adhikari, having a prepared mind a person can’t avoid the truth.
Getting in a crisis is all part of the preparation. Crisis gives birth to the seeker and taking on the role of student prepares us to accept the inevitable. Already questioning, sick of the constant roller coaster ride of life and being in a constant tumble dryer, sick of surviving one crisis and conflict after another, to solve the crisis come and join us at one of our events or contact us personally.