Cleaving Duality and Destroying the Effects of Karma

by Aranyakananda

When you wake up and meditate on the point between the eyes, the Third Eye, the Window to the soul, meditate on living in Divine consciousness. Imagine your consciousness being uplifted to this point, and all of your subsequent actions for the day flowing from that point. Meditate on separating the Brahman within you from the conditioned, mortal being, separating the wheat from the chaff as Christians would say.
The human body is an inverted tree. The top of the head is the root, where we are planted firmly in the soil of the Divine. The branches that grow below are the parts of us that are conditioned by Maya. The leaves die and come back, but the root remains season after season. Imagine yourself rooted in that Divine consciousness, and imagine all of your sickness and impurity flowing downward into your lower chakras, where they leave your body or dissolve in the Divine consciousness which you now feel pervading your entire being.

I have come to be convinced that in this way we can destroy the effects of karma or lessen our need for repeating the cycle of birth, old age, sickness and death, and rebirth. It is the point of prayer, but only in Divine consciousness. That is why sometimes prayer “works” and sometimes it doesn’t.

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2 Responses to Cleaving Duality and Destroying the Effects of Karma

  1. This is a good post… locally I attend a satsangh group of the Sahaj Marg. If you haven’t heard of it, it works along similar premises mentioned in your post here. The focus, instead of the Third Eye is the Heart Chakra.

    This lineage pertains to Raja Yoga and has offered a convenient and simple way of melding the eight branches of Ashtanga Yoga.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • treadmarkz says:

      Thank you for sharing Joshua. I was unaware of this particular branch of yoga, but I think it is worth a look. It is said the third eye and the Heart Chakra are connected directly, so these are just two ways toward the same goal.

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