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December 2012 – Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2)

Swami Kriyananda Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2)

“When you are in Aum, when you’re in the inner light, nothing will be able to touch you.” — Swami Kriyananda

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Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2)
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December 2012 – Talk of the Month
Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2)
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Secret Teachings of the Bible is a profound talk in which Swami Kriyananda discusses biblical passages that refer to the ancient teachings of yoga. For example: “The three wise men followed the star in the east.” Metaphysically speaking, “east” is the spiritual eye.

In another passage the Bible says, “Elijah was drawn up in a whirlwind.” The “whirlwind” is the kundalini power that uplifts us toward greater spiritual awareness.

In this talk Swami Kriyananda gives many examples of deep yogic teachings contained in the Bible, including detailed descriptions of the spiritual eye and the chakras. He also explains the importance of going beyong intellectual understanding into a direct experience of the presence of God.

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Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2)

Treasures Offering: December 2012
Archive Date: 1980

Key Points

Jesus said that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. He meant that man shall not live only by physical sustenance, but also by every vibration that comes into the body through the medulla.

When the sperm and ovum unite, the growth of the body starts at the medulla. When we die, that energy withdraws from the outer surface of the body into the spine, then goes up the spine to the medulla, then goes out of the body entirely.

Metaphysically speaking, east is at the point between the eyebrows. The sun rises in the east and the sun of divine awakening comes when the mind is focused at the point between the eyebrows. You see a light there, and the light fills our whole body. Jesus said, “if thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be filled with light.”

“Narrow is the way” refers to the spine. Yogis strive to keep a straight spine under all circumstances. Yogananda said a bent spine is the enemy of self-realization.

Jesus said that love is more important than good works and that “much is forgiven because you have loved much.” Love is the essence of religion.

God’s image within us is in the form of light and truth. God is our soul consciousness, not our body consciousness. Yogananda said that our body is really a condensation of the divine light, the star in the spiritual eye.

The three wise men followed a star. The ‘star’ was the point between the eyebrows. When they saw the light above the manger, they knew that the divine light had been born into this world in the form of Jesus.

Why are we thrilled to hear bell sounds, other sounds of the chakras and aum – because we remember on deeper than conscious levels that we’ve come from these sounds.

Aum is the comforter. Aum surrounds you and takes you out of matter consciousness into the infinite.

Questions

What points in this talk, or passages from the Bible were the most intriguing to you? Discuss or reflect on these points.

Discuss or reflect upon passages in the Bible that refer to the chakras such as ‘and I turned to see the voice that spake within me and being turned, I saw seven golden candle sticks……and his head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow.’ This passage refers to the thousand petaled lotus with rays of light going in all directions.

Secret Teachings of the Bible (Part 2) - Swami Kriyananda - Talk of the Month for December 2012
December 2012 – Talk of the Month
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