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Quite a Bit about Death

February 3, 2017

Anna Zubkova

“… When you are anxious,

ask advice from your death.
An immense amount of pettiness

will drop then off you…

Death is a wise adviser
that we have”.

Juan Matus [8,2728]

God regularly reminded me about the death of my material body, especially when I was losing myself in the hustle of earthly affairs…

Vladimir often suggested to us to try, if possible, to have no unfinished earthly affairs and earthly debts, including non-material affairs. He suggested us to live in such a way that if death comes right now — we would not be ashamed to die in front of God. And we would not look back to what we have forgotten to do…

God was very skillfully “playing along” to help Vladimir in this.

God showed me the “face of death” even through the threat of surgery (which did not take place): suggesting me to prepare for it as if I would not come out of narcosis. Or He showed the death of other people. Or was slightly hurrying me, directly reminding me that we do not live in our bodies forever. And that we should think about the things that are really important so that we have the time to get them done…

I will now tell about one of these episodes. At that time, I only started to study with Vladimir, and was still working at the studio. One time, I was running in a hurry at the studio yard with a bunch of suits in my hands — and at a turn I ran into a car, which fortunately was not moving very fast. This was during winter, it was very slippery! I was hit by the car and slipped — and found myself under the car. The driver, whitened with fear because of this, got me out and helped me to stand on my feet. He was surprised to see that I seemed to be all right…

I thanked God for this lesson! He showed me — quite specifically and intelligibly! — that death can happen very suddenly, when we least expect it…

But, God sometimes reminded me of death even after that, so that I did not forget that lesson — and hurried me up: for me to understand how much is still to be done.

For example, my mother, who accompanied a female friend, ill with cancer, to the hospital, told me that the turns of cancer patients were similar there to the crowds in crowded buses during “rush hours”. And I remember how God had once showed me — in a dream — myself standing in such a “turn for death”… Another variant of a turn, shown to me in the same dream, was in a comic form — “a turn” of Those Who had reached the Perfection — in front of the entrance to the Abode of the Creator… I saw then immediately how little I had done on this Path… And I also thought about how important it is to try to do as much as possible for others — so that they would also have time to think about all this…

… The illness and death of my mother’s friend taught me a lot too.

I was deeply grateful to that woman who once, during my first steps on my religious way, taught me the Christian humility. She was a sincere and deeply religious human.

Then — I tried to give her the knowledge that I had gained up to that time, but it did not turn out good. She, being an Orthodox, did not believe the things I was saying, did not accept my views, and did not want to read “sinful” books…

But, once, Jesus, speaking through me, promised her a healing. But He was also asking her — in gratitude for this — to keep fasting — a meat-free diet for all of her newly granted life. If okay, He recommended to confirm that the healing really happened — through repeating the tests on cancer. He told her exactly the date when it should be done. Analyses were carried out — and a reply was received: there were no cancer cells anymore.

But she still did not believe Jesus! The opinion of the church turned out to be more important for her!…

And then the cancer returned to her body…

One of the mechanisms of the manifestation of cancer — is the entering of souls of dead animals, killed and eaten, into the human body. These spirits create there “a nest” for themselves of cancer cells.

She died exactly one year later: on the very same day, in which — the year before — she was healed by Jesus…

She continued to accept with humility her fate until the last breath and strictly performed all the rituals and regulations of the church…

Imagine her shock, and confusion, when after the death of her body… she did not find herself in paradise! All did not turn out to be as the “pastors” promised her…

After she died, she came into my room. I had very little experience of communicating with non-divine souls — and did not immediately notice her. She tried to draw my attention to her. I felt bad, stuffy because of this. I did not understand what was happening and only after a while noticed her.

I sharply felt the pain of this deceived soul… To calm her down somehow, I asked her to sit on a chair, which stood in the room. She hung in the air over it in a sitting posture…

I tried to help her as much as I could… I offered to her to recollect the most tender emotions of love, which she experienced in her life, the peace and transparent silence of the autumn after she was healed, when she heard for the first time in her life how leaves fall to the ground in silence… And she found peace… But it is already impossible after death to obtain the state of love, which was not mastered by a soul during life of the body…

But how much more she could have done, as a sincere and deeply-religious human, if…

I strongly understood at that moment what an obstacle it is to not have access to true knowledge about God, about the meaning of our lives! And how important it is to make this knowledge available to all people!

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Wearing “Rose-Colored Glasses” and Meetings with Evil

February 2, 2017

Anna Zubkova

Seeing only the good in everything, not noticing evil, living as if evil does not exist at all, — was the typical way of perceiving the world for me, since childhood. On one hand, it was good — I loved everyone and everything, since when you look through rose-colored glasses — it is very easy to love… But such a “defect of vision” could not suit God: it is impossible to eradicate evil, if you do not see it, it is also impossible to help others in this…

“We can tear out evil only if we recognize it. If we are ignorant of it, it will continue to grow its roots and grow itself in us… Ignorance of it is the mother of evil in us,” — Apostle Philip wrote down [6,8].

I was ready to deal and fight against vices, eradicate them from myself — it was quite easy for God to bring me up to this understanding. But to see that evil exists outside of us too, misunderstanding of this and carelessness in this — may lead to troubles — this was more difficult for me…

So God started to explain this to me.

For example, I thought that, if I loved dogs and was not afraid of them, — then no dog would bite me! So, one day I was walking, overflowed with love and joy, — when a dog pounced on me and bit me. Its angry-drunken owner was sitting on the steps of a store — and was enjoying the scene…

Understanding that there are people who are much worse than the most vicious dogs, who do not even need a reason to do evil, it was becoming hard in me…

Vladimir often showed us the reality of the present and past political situations of our country — and I tried to recognize that the lyrics: “Wide is my dear country, where man breathes so freely!” — do not reflect the real state of things. He also spoke to us about the “Christian” inquisition, about the history of the perversions in other religious movements, about those I had always thought only good, but I knew only about the superficial layer… Every time, I felt like I was scalded with boiling water and that my skin was being removed from me… How easy it is to love a sweet fiction and continue to think: “How everything around is so wonderful!”…

God was strongly trying to explain this to me, so that I could “get it” without having to experience a big calamity on the material plane. He showed it to me up close, but from a side. He was trying to teach me caution — with the same tenderness as it was in my early youth…

… I remember how once, during a tourist trip, I walked alone in the mountains. Just like with dogs, I was not afraid of people at all. I enjoyed the spaciousness and beauty…, when a man, who looked more like a terrible wild animal, approached me. He took my wrist with force and commanded me to go with him. I was not very afraid and said that I did not want to go with him — and I thought that it was enough for him to let me go. But he did not let me go. He also apparently had never seen such a “wild” specimen before. He held my hand for the entire time on the way to the… tourist base… He told me to never walk alone… Only a bruise on my wrist remained after that incident…

So then and now — through pain and tears — God offers to see and realize the existence and manifestation of evil on the Earth. By the same way, He sometimes painfully squeezes my hand and shows me what I previously feared and did not want to see.

He offered to develop in me the wise caution of a spiritual warrior. He suggested to me to love not a fictitious “humanity” while living and serving Him in this world, but, to see the truth, to become namely a wise Love. He offered me to learn to help everyone in everything good — just as He helps!

 

 

Teaching

May 16, 2016

Anna Zubkova

We were not only learning new things for ourselves, we were also learning to give received knowledge to others, in particular, to teach.

There have always been a few worthy students ready to receive this teaching. Sometimes we all, in turn, conducted classes with one or two chosen ones… For a very long time, many years, Vladimir did not make a massive recruitment among those who wanted to study. Since then, very few received the possibility to study at least at the initial stages.

One of the difficulties for me has always been the ability to see the drawbacks, mistakes and vices of students. Here my “pink glasses” were greatly hindering me. Drawbacks in others, if I noticed them, seemed to me to be insignificant. I talked about those excessively softly — and… people were just not taking my words seriously…

But this is extremely dangerous — when the process of the growth of consciousness happens… along with the soul’s vices…

Vladimir, of course, scolded me for this. And God scolded me to — and the further I got — the more strict they became:

“Are you really ready to serve Me?

“Here: I give you My children into your hands! You have to love them, as I do, bring them up, as Vladimir does! And you… only ‘smooth’ their defects!

“You, when bringing them up, should take the responsibility for their destinies! Your concern for them cannot be limited to the subjects of: eating, drinking, and giving meditations! For there is also God and ethics, philosophy, there is a life side by side with Me, in which you must be an example to be followed, imitated every second…

“Your role now — is not correct: you just want to be ‘a good mom!’… You depict an upbringing, instead of love, from which I both — scold and praise, and never let My hands go, on which I hold the whole situation from My Depths!

“My Love has no pity! I make precise strikes against vices of My students, because I know that this clears them from ‘ego shells’ which separate them from Me!

“Are you ready henceforth to take the whole burden of responsibility for the people’s lives — of whom I entrusted you?

“Herewith, it must be remembered that the fullness of the responsibility for the fate of the students implies the ability to feel My Will in every moment — Will of the Creator, which is directed to the benefit of each soul!”

… Thus God was teaching me to understand people, to see the abilities and potentials of souls, see the longing for Him, or its absence, see vices and the ability of each student to discover them in oneself and get rid of them…

And it was not always those, who seemed to be more capable than others — due to their achievements of their past lives, who stayed with us. For some reasons, it seemed that God turned out to be… not needed… to many of those, for whom everything was easy to master. And only those, who were working tirelessly over themselves and burning with great love for Him stayed with us. It is such souls ready to fight for their impeccability and filled with love — that are needed from God!

* * *

Sometimes it was very painful for me as for all of us to see and understand that certain persons could not move on…

The causes of their withdrawal in such cases may be different, but the best thing that could happen is if they just lost interest in the work — and leave.

But if a person is unable to deal intellectually with one’s vices and sometimes even defends one’s right to possess them: “I am right, I am scolded for nothing”, or they do not put efforts in their elimination — then a student must be immediately stopped.

God spoke to me about this in such a way:

“Serious meditative practice is associated with the rapid growth of the consciousness, and this requires getting rid of vices quickly.

“And besides the work of remaking oneself is performed by the students themselves, God-Teachers — only help and give advice. The students must consciously accept the Path and put themselves under the guidance of God. Through this, the students ask God to guide them. Thus the students become allies of God in this work over their own imperfections and make maximum efforts to change. They must, with “clenched teeth”, endure the pain of surgery removing the vicious pieces of one’s ego.

If the students do so — they can move on, if not — then STOP!”

* * *

I would like to say one more thing. I personally witnessed this only once, but I have heard that such things happened before.

How easily it is forgotten sometimes, by some former followers, that they did not pave the way that they were helped to go on, themselves, that the most powerful techniques were received by them as a gift!

“And that the one who receives gifts and gives nothing in return is in reality a thief,” — so God taught us (See the Bhagavad Gita in [7].).

But somehow, some of them suddenly say: “Now I will create my own techniques myself, Antonov is too strict and demanding, I now know God better than him, I hear, see and can do everything myself!…“

Then takes place a complete “rollback”, lost of past accomplishment, degradation, or at best a stand still till the end of the incarnation.

As a branch, that grew up attached to the trunk of a tree which would suddenly announce its disagreement with the roots and trunk, which nourished and nurtured it, would dry up and bring no more fruit, — thus the further development of such people are stopped by God…

* * *

Once, Vladimir told us a parable saying that the spiritual Path is similar to crossing to the other bank of a turbulent and broad river. And that in the boat we should not take with us those, who in the middle, suddenly, will be scared, or remember that they forgot to take something with them, want to go back, start to panic and sink the boat… It is better for those, who are not ready to overcome the Path, to stay at their bank. We should not take them with us, even if they strongly ask for it…


http://swami-center.org/en/text/autobiographies/

Birds

April 28, 2016

Anna Zubkova

 

“You can believe, that all beings —
Are My little children!”

Krishna [6]

Vladimir always taught and is still teaching us not only the art of meditation but everything! He is teaching us to — see the harmony and beauty of nature, to be careful, to have gentle interaction with each incarnate soul. Every living being — blades of grass, trees, small spiders, ants — were becoming for us those, who we should sincerely love. It was inadmissible “to miss” an ant on a trail and accidentally step on it. Or walk past a rusty sheet of tin, which crushed down young grass without removing it. He always noticed when a living creature needed help, for example, by releasing a young tree from a dry branch that hanged on it, by cutting ropes that were wrapped around tree trunks by someone which hindered the growth of trees.

Vladimir is not only teaching us by words, how we should act. He always gives the example himself, by the way he lives: by practicing the laws of love towards every creature. And this is how we were learning from him; we saw an example before our eyes, as he was putting it into practice.

He also taught us to recognize birds by their voices.

It was not easy for me to do this… During the first spring of my discipleship, voices of birds were naturally joining into a united harmony of happiness expressing the first touches of God, and I was not able to remember their names or their songs. My skills in ornithology* were limited to the ability of distinguishing a crow from a cuckoo. If I saw a bird, I was able to distinguish a thrush from a woodpecker, a robin from a chaffinch… But by ear… and when they all sang together…

It was like if Vladimir asked: “Who is keking?” As we knew the answer: we spotted a woodpecker and said “kek-kek” — it was written in our cheat sheets. A black woodpecker says: “I’m sitting down” when he sits on a tree, and whistles, as a police whistle, declaring to everyone that he flew. “Pink, pink” — means chaffinch. Jay — gently “croaks”. And blackbirds, if they are just talking among themselves or fighting off other birds from their nests, — cracks.

But if the same kind of thrushes starts to sing — it is very difficult to distinguish: a blackbird, a redwing, a song thrush or a fieldfare… You will never guess! And you can not record their verses in cheat sheets!

And only with time did it became clear to us, that those who have not yet learned to contain in themselves love for all living beings — His children, also can not love God. And that you can truly love them — only if you are willing to know them: learn their names, recognize their voices…

Vladimir did not only manage to overcome such resistance from us. He did not only give us the possibility to see, near our big city, black grouses and snipes, woodcocks and curlews, foxes, hares, beavers… We became witnesses and participants of a transforming miracle: when we learn to live in subtle harmony with nature, animals and birds cease to be afraid of us and approach us, fly up close. When we got in forests instead of parks, tits and jays came to eat cheese sandwiches right out of our hands. Lizards were letting us pat their backs warmed by the sunshine. Robins, with their big eyes for their little furry bodies, were looking at us: they seemed to be asking themselves… Who are those big creatures radiating love? They were flying up close and were sitting on branches very close to us — and gave us the pleasure to hear their beautiful songs.

Then, when we were filming the birds for our movies, I really got to know about their lives — and loved them even more, as Vladimir wanted! And I learned their songs, while I was offering robins and chaffinches, thrushes and warblers the possibility to sing their songs in the microphone — for the pleasure of those people, who, perhaps, will hear their voices in our films for the very first time.


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Divine Teachers

April 13, 2016

Anna Zubkova

Disembodied Divine Teachers, Who in the aggregate are called the Holy Spirit (Brahman) — can manifest Themselves in many forms. They — are Those, Who throughout the existence of the universe, were able to merge with the Ocean of the Primordial Consciousness. Divine Souls, Who became consubstantial with the Creator, and then could manifest Themselves as Divine Teachers, Who are emanating from Him. They implement His Will in His Creation.

Some of Them are well known, and Their Teachings became the property of humanity. But there are also Those, Who were not known by many people, and because of that, the way They lived, and what They said, — did not get preserved in people’s memory.

Sometimes They reincarnate again into human bodies. They then are called Avatars, Messiahs, or Christs. They do this out of love for us: They then are able to help us better.

I would like to talk a little bit more about my own experience of communicating with Them.

* * *

I was living in this world, without knowing anything about the lives here on Earth of Sathya Sai Baba or David Copperfield. I had never even heard of them before my acquaintance with the books of Vladimir Antonov!

My acquaintance with Sathya Sai Baba started when reading Vladimir’s book Sathya Sai Baba — the Christ of our days. While I was reading this book, created with His blessing and blessed by Him afterward — in a published version — in His Indian ashram — I felt His Divine presence. It was the same when subsequently — I read His other books and books speaking about Him. With His immediate help the understanding of many different sentences were starting to unfold their real meaning to me, giving me a much deeper understanding than the one that I would normally have had.

In particular, He, helped me through directing my thoughts in the right direction while flooding me with His Love, or by explaining the drawbacks that I should eliminate right now.

And sometimes He created small miracles, by allowing, for example, to find and buy books about Him that were not reprinted for many years. Once, He put into my hands exactly two copies, one for Maria and one for me, — which were the only ones that “accidentally” were available at the seller. Or a stranger in a bookstore would suddenly give me His portrait…

I was already confidently feeling the presence of Sathya Sai in my life — and was anticipating my first meeting with Him at His place of power, as did, probably, His devoted followers who were going to India to see Him.

… Vladimir took us to one of Sathya Sai Baba’s favorite places — a place, where His Mahadouble can be easily seen and where it is especially easy to communicate with Him.

When we got there we took off our backpacks, had a little break after a long trip and then stationed ourselves next to His Mahadouble — Vladimir initially explained: Baba is approaching and is extending His Hands to us, He is touching our anahatas in us with them. After that he proposed to us to communicate with Him directly by ourselves.

I clung with all my being, with all my consciousness to the enormous Body of Consciousness of Sathya Sai and told Him, how I loved Him, how I would try to learn very, very hard… Then I ran out of words — and it became surprisingly blissful… I was completely surprised to hear His voice distinctly, addressing me — me who knew nothing and who was not able to do much yet, who was standing just at the very beginning of the Path. He said to me:

“We have — one Heart for all: the Heart of God. This is your “Highest Self”, this is what you will cognize, by becoming Him.”

I remembered those words my entire life. I lived with them, was repeating them like a mantra, like a password, that would let me be allowed into the Abode of the Creator.

And some time afterwards, while we were taking lunch, Sathya Sai Baba, Jesus, and Krishna came to bless us. When Baba approached me He stood behind me and cuddled me against Himself as a little girl. Something in me just “overflowed over the edge” … Then I saw clearly His large smiling Face bent over me.

Sathya Sai became for us since that moment one of Those Who is and will always be with us. He responded immediately. For example, He kept telling me “Do not fear anything, I am here, near you, always with you. Your Baba”. And those words “Your Baba”, were the ones that I kept hearing from the depths of my heart. They always helped me to find strength, courage, and patience and to understand what I had to do.

* * *

Our studying continued. Vladimir looked at us cleverly and said:

“Well, what should we do now? Try this!” — and he then gave us a task.

So we got acquainted with Huang Di — one of the first Avatars of the Earth, Who embodied several times in China. It was He, through Lao Tzu, Who dictated Tao Te Ching. He was “the Tenant”, Who, loving various extravagant jokes, gave secret knowledge to the group of Nagual of Juan Matus.

* * *

A forest trail. Around us — thick high spruces. Only the singing of robins and finches were braking the silence.

Vladimir introduced us to Huang Di. In particular, he told us how, once, Huang Di condensed His Body of Consciousness so that It became visible even for very beginners.

Vladimir then mentioned to us that it was possible for us to invite Huang Di into ourselves in the anahata and start chatting with Him.

… I could not see the face of Huang Di in my anahata in the beginning, so I began to imagine His image from the descriptions that Vladimir gave us — my art education allowed me to do this without any difficulty. A mongoloid type of face with broad cheekbones… Suddenly His eyes came to life and sparkled with joy, expressing a smile filled with tenderness… His face showed a real life mimicry!

I tried to speak with Him, but could not hear anything: due to the excitement I was not able to be relaxed enough to perceive the response. Then I asked Huang Di to answer by winking His eyes: I asked Him that if the answer was “yes” — to wink with his left eye, and with the right one — if the answer was “no” . And… — it worked!…

I asked Him a few questions and then, by the same “winking” system and having obtained His consent, I clutched to His neck by the hands of consciousness and asked:

“Let’s go behind the ‘Mirror’!…”

And then I got into the state of warm, dense peace of the eon of protoprakriti*.

I continued “to ride” on Huang-Di’s neck, over and over again, and asked Him “to roll” me by eons, until I could hear very clearly:

“You’re just lazy!”

But this was said so gently that I even could not get grieve. So I continued to enjoy with this amazing experience of cognition of the real God — Living, Gentle, Merry — with all His Universal Might!

However, remembering about this, I felt “uncomfortable” due to my own effrontery. How could I take “advantage of God” so easily? He was the One in my then notions, Who should only be prayed to on my knees! But what was I suppose to do?! Huang Di was here — Alive, Real! And falling on my knees before Him… — did not make any sense: He did not need this at all! And how can one even try to find the knees of the spiritual heart: if it has only the hands of love!…

* * *

Time was flying by in a strange way. On one hand, in the material world, I was living my ordinary life as usual with my work, family, and other relatives, whom by the way were all waiting: for the moment when all this “folly” would end, how long could it last?! And on the other hand I was living in a world, where only God existed. And Vladimir led us there very quickly, not giving us any breaks. Only a few months had passed by after the beginning of the classes!

… Vladimir took us to see the spring sunrise during the time of the black grouses lekking. We had been driving since the evening before, and were without tents.

… After leaving the bus, we quickly got immersed into the silence of the night forest. The starry sky, it seemed, was laying down on the Earth, a cozy blanket filled with the stars. I felt like I could touch the sky with my hands or grow my consciousness to such an extent, that I could just touch the thickness of the sky near me, which was filled with starlights. And through looking from the infinity, I was able to feel as if the little planet Earth was swimming in a soft universal expanse.

Huang Di came — and the whole infinity got filled with His presence. The coolness of the night suddenly disappeared, and everything around us got filled with warm Peace, saturated with His Love.

Happiness was filling me to the brim and was ready to splash out of me! But the Peace of Huang Di was stronger, and therefore my happiness had to burn as a tiny star in the Ocean of Universal Huang Di.

… We arrived to a place where we could spend the night. We were gathering firewood in complete darkness. When, at last, the bonfire broke out, Vladimir invited all of us to lie down comfortably and sleep for three hours before dawn, until the moment when we would go closer to the grouses.

I was not able to sleep, I was asking myself: “Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing on this Earth? Why am I here? What should I do here?” — How many times had Vladimir suggested to us not to forget about these questions! But now — it was not only necessary to ask them to ourselves, we also had to answer before God — directly, with full awareness and with full responsibility: “I am — a part of the Absolute, a tiny droplet of the Living Consciousness. I am — that which is embodied in order to grow and realize its own consubstantiality with The One, to Whom we should strive.” And now I must tell Him about my own readiness to go to Him without hesitation. For there is nothing in life more important than this Goal!

Huang Di connected to my experiences and reminded me about an idea that I had read in one of Vladimir books: God never gives to humans unbearable tasks for them; but they must not continue to live in the dreams of something more**, not making every effort, that depends on them, for reaching the Goal, — it is necessary to not only make a choice in favor of God, we also have to note everything in our own life, preventing us to go to the limit of our own possibilities daily, hourly…

… I slept a little bit while holding the hand of Huang Di.

… We got up before dawn and, after we silently collected our things, we moved to the place, where grouses would be singing. In the predawn mist there were flying woodcocks, gently flapping their wings over our heads. Then the snipes began to sing their delightful songs, rising up, and then falling down and cutting the thick morning air with their splayed tail feathers, which were making the inimitable sound of bleating.

We also listened to the grouses…

… The sun was rising higher and higher and illuminating the fields. Birds were filling the space with their voices. Each species of birds was participating in the general chorus at a specific moment in relation to the quality of the brightness of the light. Males of all species were trying their best to attract females through their songs — so as a result of their love, children would be born, and then they would learn the songs of their own species from their fathers.

Vladimir told us all about this, and taught us to distinguish the voices of the birds.

And then he depicted, through compacting his consciousness into a new form, how grouses sing: so that we could see it more closely.

… If some of you have seen the actor Lebedev, depicting a very old horse in the play “Strider”, then you know that a person can portray a horse like no horse can.

So now try to imagine a man on a small hillock among the fields, who slowly turns into a huge singing grouse. He was tilting his head and torso, spreading his wings, which were almost touching the ground, spreading, as a fan, his large feather tail made of black and blue tinted feathers — and started “to warm up”, by shaking his torso and uttering grouse’s “chufykaning” sounds that later were growing into a jubilant song…

Then Vladimir straightened up, took a human form again, and laughed — and we all laughed with him.

… After this we looked at the Sunrise on a hill inside the Mahadouble of Sathya Sai Baba, Who had emanated from the depths of the boundless Ocean of the Creator.

… After that we went swimming in the icy water of the river, wich had barely got rid of its ice, and then took a sunbath under the already summer’s sun. All the experiences, tensions and delights of the night were washed away by a new day, which we had to live for God, here and now.


* About the eons (lokas) of the multidimensional space, look in [7] and other books by Vladimir Antonov.

** Words of one of the earliest songs of Boris Grebenshchikov.


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Places of Power

March 30, 2016

Anna Zubkova

“God — the Great Infinite Universal God — is Love. And in order to get closer to Him, cognize Him,
to join Him — we also have to become
very-very big love!”

(From the film “Sattva of Spring”)

Then we went to the wood to Assyris’s place of power. The things that I did not even dare to dream about, were starting to come true…

A huge sphere of Living Divine Light, which is visible by the eyes of the consciousness that developed from the spiritual heart… The Shining Sun of the Divine Love… Again — was giving an intense Bliss of Contact…

It seemed that I was burning with happiness — and I asked and prayed:

“Assyris, what are You? I want to see, hear, understand, feel you so much more fully — in all of Your Divine Omnipresence!”

Vladimir saw my troubles and approached me:

“Exit back from the anahata. And try to push off from the back of the body by the hands of consciousness. Then you will be able to swim into Assyris’s Light of Consciousness. Then you can try to merge with Him through filling His form.”

After an hour of effort and hard work, which were only replaced by a piercing feeling of blissful Merging for a few seconds, I was tired and exhausted like never before in my life.

… As we were walking to the bonfire, Vladimir asked me on our way: — So. How did it turn out? Did you like it?

I was confused as I did not know how to reply. Because I had no idea of how THIS should turn out!

He smiled, and then assured and encouraged me that it turned out okay… He then began explaining to me how a human’s consciousness gradually develops. In the beginning, most people have the consciousnesses about the size of a tennis ball and that they are often attached to some chakra. The methods of Raja Yoga allow one to learn how to move by his own consciousness through energy structures of the body and, at the same time, clean them. When energies of the body and consciousness itself have been cleaned and made subtle in a sufficient measure — then a human can begin to learn how to get out of the body, to tune, as a consciousness, to the level of subtlety of the Divine Teacher. The next steps — growing in size, volume of the consciousness; is called “crystallization” — similar to the growth of crystals in a proper environment.

… Then we had lunch and rested at a fire. After that — we were given some home-work to do: to continue the work of cleansing and development of the chakras further. In particular, we had to sing special mantras for chakras.

To show us how this should be done, Vladimir, coughed slightly, and sang all the mantras in an amazingly high pitch. They sounded gentle, subtle, the whole snow-covered wood space was filled with the sound of his voice, which did not seem to belong to his body. Vladimir, with his soft fluffy beard framing his face, wearing a quilted jacket and rubber boots, was standing in front of us, and the sounds of the mantras were filling the whole space around. His body seemed to have nothing to do with it. All the air transparency was suddenly coming to life and it was huge, composed of a flow of his soft voice…

… Those tuning sounds for chakras allowed us to tune our bodies with their energy structures — as tools which are suitable for further work to improve consciousnesses.

* * *

He left us to work independently for some time.

I was feeling and watching, being amazed and delighted of how powerfully God was coming into my life and throwing away “garbage and trash” from my everyday life.

From that moment every morning, as soon as I woke up I kept remembering Assyris. He immediately was coming to me — and was filling me with joy and hope.

When I “was forgetting about myself” in the hustle of the city life, sometimes like out of nowhere, through the haze of clouds over the wet snow, for a few seconds appeared in the sky the solar disk… — and I was igniting with joy when this made me remember about Assyris. Inside my consciousness, lines of poetry were beginning to be heard. I did not compose them, they began to manifest themselves — as some kind of rhythm, that were gradually filled with words… — words, which took me away and beyond the bounds of this world of illusions…

* * *

Every morning we were doing a set of exercises given to us and were singing mantras for the chakras, while hiding in the bathroom: in order not to wake up relatives at six in the morning. The neighbors above and below, probably, were wondering what was this suspicious hum coming from the water pipes…

And so I wanted to go — faster, further!

One time, Vladimir called us to inform us of a new class.

I informed Maria about this… But she said that unfortunately that day she was busy and could not get rid of her work…

This situation, and what happened to her next, became a life lesson for me with the meaning that we had to go to the limit of opportunities. She was despaired that God did not take her, did not let her come closer to Him… And, if not now, the opportunity could never present itself again! “The bird of freedom flies — and it never stops and does not come back!” — this is what Juan Matus taught through Castaneda’s books. Her despair was so great that I did not know what to do. I had no way to console her…

But everything was resolved very simply. God having done His test, Vladimir just postponed the time of the meeting for two hours, so Maria could come to work, and at our class.

… So, snow and rain were splashing under our feet, the sky was gray with heavy clouds…

But before us — there was a wonderful plant of power — a poplar. It differed from all the surrounding poplars by his huge cocoon of subtle and lightful energy, and was completely consonant with the energy of the developed human spiritual heart. This — warm tenderness and light, could be seen by the consciousness, despite the dampness and gloom around. We could also feel the boundary of the cocoon from the outside and the inside, through filling the cocoon by ourselves — ourselves as spiritual hearts. Or we could even go with the concentration of the consciousness below the earth’s surface — the place, where the cocoon covers the powerful roots of the poplar. The surface of the earth ceased to be perceived and we then could freely pass through the earthly firmament…

But this poplar — is not just a tree with anahata energy: it is — a consciousness, which had human incarnations in the past. And through the life of his tree body, it now develops a peace that could not have been learnt when living and loving as a human…

We could speak, and emotionally communicate with this soul … The reality of communication of consciousnesses beyond the physical world became obvious for us at that time. It was impossible to no longer understand that life is seen as a movement of material bodies only from one side. But, as we looked deeper beneath this matter we could feel its heartbeat, and so it was getting clearer to us that we — are not bodies but consciousnesses, that — there are an infinite number of other evolving consciousness around us — as alive as we are…

We were instructed to continue to work with the poplar, and we worked there every morning before we got to work and every evening, we came back to him, greeted him, hugged him with the hands of the spiritual hearts. And this big and kind soul taught us harmony, tenderness, love and peace, and helped us clean the energy structures of our bodies. It also helped us get used to being as big as him.

… I recently came back to our poplar friend and asked him: what should I write about you in the book? What would you like to say to people? He replied:

“I hardly remember what books are. But I know what it means to love, love, love!…”

… And I no longer wanted to hear any words, I just wanted to respond with my love — to his love.

After all, to love — is much more, than to speak about it!

* * *

Then Vladimir taught us to exit from the anahata through the meridian chitrini and to merge with the Holy Spirit over the earth’s surface…

During the few hours living with him we were able to master what people sometimes take more than one incarnation of hard work to do…

At that time we did not realize yet the enormous help that God was giving us in order for us to go to Him…

… In particular, I had the gift of experiencing myself through a fundamentally new state. Speaking in the terms of Juan Matus, I managed to completely “collect myself into another world”, leaving the physical body to go into the Living Light of the Holy Spirit in the third level of density of Its manifestation.

The sensation of my body completely disappeared. I was swimming by consciousness, extending the hands of my spiritual heart and aspiring to be there with all my being, where many living souls are mutually merged into One Consciousness manifested by the Light and Love of the Creator in the Creation. I stopped looking and turned back my attention to the physical world, I did not remember where my body was, when performing the meditation… Meditation — as an active job — suddenly ceased to exist for me. No more efforts were required anymore… The world of the Infinite Living Light became the only Reality… I was met there by the Embrace of Love, I was expected there, was expected for a long time

This state did not last very long, but while I was there I was not realizing time. When I “flipped” back into my body, I could not repeat it at will all by myself. I just captured this state and subsequently tried to “catch up” to it. It was the appetizer of God: He had shown and given me once again, in one other variant, the bliss of really cognizing, feeling Him. And then all depended on my efforts — to comprehend Him fully and Merge with Him in the Abode of the Creator.

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The Beginning of Work over Oneself

March 23, 2016

Anna Zubkova

“… There is one miracle
that is possible for (any) one to accomplish.
It is when, full of a sincere belief,
one decides to root out
from the mind all evil thoughts,
and to attain the Goal,
forsakes the paths of iniquity!”

The Life of Saint Issa, 11:8 [18]

In the beginning, it was necessary for me to try to fix the mind and suppress my own coarse emotional states: anger, irritation, envy, greed, etc.

Also it was necessary to learn to love all living beings, including those of our younger brothers and sisters, whom for some reason, humanity persistently strived to “love” as a tasty food.

Switching to killing-free nutrition was the first difficulty for me. But it did not consist in refraining from the desire to eat meat or fish at all: I absolutely calmly did not eat meat and fish, when I was fasting as it was understood in Orthodoxy. The thing that was hard to break was the stereotype “that one does not have to be like everyone else”.

So God had to educate me through pain: to teach me not to cause any pain to others…

For example, I was going to Moscow for shooting the film and thought: “It would be somehow inconvenient to show my new way of eating in front of everyone — when everyone on set was fed the same way! They certainly would not cook separately for me!”

… And the next thing I knew – is that I got ill with a temperature of 40 degrees C. The next two days I was still trying to go to work… Later, while I was lying in a hotel room, I was thinking how inconvenient it would be to die in a foreign city: how much trouble it would be for my friends and family to deliver the corpse!… The temperature was not falling below the mark of 40 degrees and nothing could bring the temperature down… My head was splitting from unbearable pain… I thought about my body, about the fact that it was so close to death and that it had “no place to be put”…

Finally, I realized that I had to switch unconditionally to the killing-free nutrition once and for all! And… I recovered almost immediately!

* * *

I wanted to share with someone all the things that I had understood and discovered. But I was surprised to see the total lack of interest! The true reality, which I saw on every page of Antonov’s books, did not produce any impression on my acquaintances and friends! Even those who, kind of, believed in the existence of God were satisfied with… just remembering about His existence on “holidays” or in misfortunes, while for the rest of the time it was easier to live… without Him.

But God gave me another great gift: a friend on this Path — Maria. She was not a temporary companion: we were helping and supporting each other, and moving up the steps of the Spiritual Path…

We also met each other at the movie studio. We worked together and sometimes exchanged books or talked about our kids… Once I gave Maria Antonov’s books and received in return Carlos Castaneda’s books with the Teaching of Juan Matus.

… Only a few persons reading the books of Castaneda can see, behind an entertaining mystical story, the real work of God with His incarnate disciples…

Maria did not only see this reality. She, while reading and rereading these books, … would wait for the time when the Sonora desert with the Nagual would be here, nearby. And so — she waited until this came!

Our teamwork of working on ourselves began from this point. Maria, having understood the priority of the ethical side of spiritual growth, switched to killing-free nutrition easily: as if it was always understood.

We read a lot, discussed, looked for ways to fight against our own “complexes”, against laziness, against irritability and against all other negative emotions that we could detect in ourselves.

And it greatly helped me to feel that every morning , at the same time as me, on the other side of town at 6:00 am, Maria was doing the same psycho-physical exercises as me, that were described in the books of Vladimir Antonov…

* * *

However, I modestly evaluated my successes.

God — too…

And He had to scare me a bit…

One night I woke up with the full understanding that, if I was not ready to begin serious work over myself right away, that in a very near future I would have a cancer and a painful death…

In the morning I wrote a letter to Vladimir Antonov.

He phoned me on the second day. Although… the letters never come that fast in our city…

He invited us to visit him…

When I told Maria about this invitation — her reaction was: “Is this already beginning? Oh, how scary and great!”

… We arrived in advance. There was a strong frost and wind, so we were shaking with cold and fear. We found the entrance and apartment, but… we walked around the house for about half an hour: so that to arrive exactly on time, not sooner or later. Understanding that our inner selves were going to appear before him without any barrier, that all would be visible, as is, without any embellishment — just thinking about it did not give us much courage.

… We rang the bell with trembling hands. The door opened… We were met by Vladimir on the threshold.

… When a stranger is accepted in embraces and kisses — then we know that we enter another world of relations: in a world where Love reigns and where — we feel like we are all children of God, and that the spiritual Master should be called “thou”.

The most amazing thing that I remembered from that meeting was silence. But this silence was not awkward, it was… calm and nice.

I always felt uncomfortable because of silence in the presence of unfamiliar people. I felt a sort of tension in these situations. Here — all the tensions, all my internal “scenarios” due to the desire to look better, to behave and to speak correctly, retreated, were washed away by the soft wave of peace and quiet. There was a feeling that in the presence of this peace we could swim, and being completely relaxed — dissolve in it.

At that time, of course, I did not possess the ability to dissolve. And so — from time to time I emerged on the surface and with excitement plunged again into the bliss of that peace.

Of course, we talked. Vladimir told me that I had “achievements” coming from a past life, that I was already living in the anahata. He said that I had developed arms of the spiritual heart and that when I was correcting the costumes of actors, the light was flowing out of my hands — that was why he paid special attention to me…

Vladimir very softly and gently touched the topic of my Orthodox upbringing and suggested leaving the narrow limits of religious ritualism to me. He spoke nicely about the Orthodox church and remembered his own Orthodox past. The conversation on this subject appears to have clarified everything for me.

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The Choice

February 23, 2016

Anna Zubkova

“The free will of a human being,
as a whole, manifests itself in one’s own choices,
and determines in which part of the Absolute
he/she will continue his/her existence”.

Giant [7]

One day, we worked and then were resting on the floodplain of a small river. It was an amazingly beautiful place! The little river which spreads here, on a huge open space during spring, was calmly flowing down the stream. Meadows surrounded us with soft waves of grass almost to the horizon.

This — was a special place by the quality of its energy: a place of power. “River” of the Holy Spirit, called Pranava, smooth and quiet current spread all over this huge open space.

Near us two shepherds were passing by. They went into the Stream of Living Divine Light, but didn’t see or feel it. As the majority of people, they didn’t feel anything special there…

They wished us a pleasant rest and accepted us as fishermen. They told us, that fishing at Vuoksi is better than fishing here… From this started a conversation…

Vladimir:

— Thanks, but we don’t eat meat and fish. For God commanded people: “Do not kill!”

Surprise was the first reaction of the shepherds. Then one of them, having waved away with a hand gesture went his way, but the second didn’t agree in any way:

— How is it possible not to kill? After all, I – must eat! I work a lot and can’t live without meat!

Vladimir:

— Animals feel pain and die in anguish. What right do we have to kill — for the sake of satisfying our own gustatory whims? People may live well and work, without eating meat.

— I kill them myself, quickly and without any pain! I do not want them to be tormented: I know what pain is! — the shepherd objected.

— Everyone makes a choice: to kill or not to kill, to eat or not to eat, to love or hate… But that dertermines how we live on Earth during our lifetime in the body, — and that’s only a short period of the souls life — but it defines our destinies now, during the lifetime in the body, and after his death.

— But how do you know: what will happen after death? — the shepherd asked having become interested.

— Yes, I know. I am a scientist and I have made such researches. I know that souls living in malice and hatred, turn out to be among those like themselves after death in hell, and, on the contrary the souls who live in love and goodness, — provide themselves heavenly existence after the death of the body.

We spend relatively very little time on Earth in incarnate states. And the way we live now, defines our own destinies for the future.

— And how do you know this? Have you been there — have you been in afterlife?

— Yes, I have.

— And came back — why? Didn’t you like it there?

— No, I did like it.

— Then why?

— God returned me.

— And what? You are going to teach us?

— No, not teach, but to explain to those who want to know.

… Then the shepherd started to blame the state for all his troubles: that it was guilty of all…

But Vladimir objected:

— Yes, it is guilty in many respects. But each person is responsible for him/herself before God.

There are two most important “milestones” in life for each human: God and death of the body.

And the way we live this life — is just our choice, ours — and nobody else’s! No one and nothing can be an excuse for the way we live, what we choose, and what we do in this life…

* * *

Once, as if by accident, Vladimir and I met too. This was the moment when my whole life “turned around”…

He then said almost nothing, just mentioned his books…

But by reading them, I realized that… beside me here was a man who knew Jesus perfectly and also cognized the Creator! … His books showed the Path of transforming oneself as a soul up to the very end: until gaining true Perfection!

… God for me, thanks to him, now ceased to be “distant,” “unknowable,” “unavailable”. He became my Real Loving Teacher!

But I will try to tell you about this in detail…

* * *

Each person makes his own choices all the time — how he lives in general and what for, how he or she acts in a set of concrete situations… Sometimes these choices — are conscious, and sometimes — purely reflex: or the results of formed patterns from our upbringing, or on the basis of imitation…

It can be similar to watching TV: someone can choose to watch a philosophical program, or about medicine, about natural sciences — or an action film, a horror film, a sugary melodrama… And to some people — even this doesn’t matter: they just need something “showing pictures and making sounds”…

So all of us constantly decide how we live during each following piece of our lives.

The person, who follows the spiritual Path, makes such choices consciously. And God then can actively direct his movement: that person and God begin to work in cooperation.

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How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of the Disciples of God

February 11, 2016

Anna Zubkova

“One can traverse this infinitely long Path
during one single life if one concentrates one’s own will
solely on this purpose”.

Elizabeth Haich [27]

Instead of an Introduction

I would love to write a book about Vladimir Antonov — the spiritual Master, who has devoted his life, the life of a scientist, — to the research and analysis of the whole world of religious and esoteric experience. He himself has overcome the whole path to the cognition of God the Father in his Abode and has attained Mergence with Him. He wrote dozens of books on this topic. He has developed the methodology of the Straight Path leading to the cognition of the Creator — giving us clear and steady steps, allowing those, who have chosen God as their only Goal, as the highest meaning of their life, and as their only Love, — to follow this Path and succeed.

But I don’t have the abilities and skills to write a book about him, I can only tell you how I went myself up the steps of this Path, how I fell, got up and continued. I will try to tell you about what a great pleasure it was — to cognize God, what a great happiness it is — to love God! I will try to demonstrate, by the examples of my own life, — how gently and carefully God leads those, who are giving their trust to Him.

But everything that I have understood, comprehended and done on this Path, was done under the sensitive, tender, and sometimes almost unnoticed guidance coming from Vladimir Antonov.

Acting in the best Indian traditions, I should dedicate my work to the “lotus feet of my Guru”… But the “lotus feet” are shod in worn-out running shoes and rubber boots, worn windbreaker at summer and no less worn quilted jacket at winter are his monk’s garment. Behind his shoulders — a backpack. He goes and leads those, who can and want to go with him, those, for whom the Love of God became an inextinguishable need to approach Him, to merge with Him, those, for whom it became the unique purpose, of this life on earth…

I can only tell you how it happened and how it occurred to me…

* * *

My perception of Vladimir in the first months of apprenticeship consisted of a mixture of love, awe, almost fear and an infinite gratitude for the miracle of being able to perceive the living reality of God that he gave us. Even now, many years later, after the fear and the awe gave place to the surprisingly close, kinship relations, such as those that are formed between us and our non-incarnate Divine Teachers, — it still has not became usual and ordinary.

His soft, smooth flowing manner of speaking, of moving — was strikingly different from anything I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t at all a slowness or sluggishness! But that, manifesting as words and movements, was only a small part of his being, giving the opportunity to the incredible power of Peace to rise from the Depths and affect us.

He explained — not only by words, and we perceived — not only with our minds. We studied — as consciousnesses at once…

The long-term habit of living in the body — as a body — needed a radical change. And Vladimir knocked patterns of behavior and thinking, inherent in us, — by an inimitable manner to joke, with bright examples taken from the life of wildlife and people and with unexpected turns of meditations…

Vladimir always succeeded in making our life harmoniously filled: with great meditations and deep dissolving peace, with beauty and harmony of nature, with fun and jokes and new variants of service to God…

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Beauty

January 8, 2016

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The ability to attune oneself to the tender Beauty is one of the important conditions for successful spiritual growth.

This is necessary not only for esthetical but also for ethical self-transformation in accordance with those precepts (ethical principles) that God suggests us through His Messiahs-Avatars. (You can read about this in detail in such books as [6]). Yet it is essential not only to read about this and agree with the correctness of these principles of conduct, thinking, and emotional reaction, but also to apply them to oneself, transforming oneself as a soul in accordance with them.

The best way to achieve this is to work persistently with the relevant texts: to read them many times, to copy for oneself the most important — on the current stage of development — principles, to discuss these topics with like-minded friends with the analysis of concrete life situations.

Later it is greatly advisable to read again and again the entire list of precepts: in this case, we have a possibility to notice what we did not notice before. One of our properties is that we perceive each subsequent, deeper layer of information only when we have assimilated the previous ones.

Let us understand that a person who possesses strong egocentrism and lives in the emotions of anger, irritation, condemnation, as well as envy, jealousy, fear, and depression, does not have any chances to advance significantly on the spiritual Path.

… It is said about some people: “Beautiful soul!” What does this mean?

This means that such people have developed themselves as spiritual hearts and live now without the above mentioned negative emotions. They are humble, not violent, never rude, calm and energetic at the same time. They give others the emotions of their heart love, they are kind, ready to help those who need help, keep what they said, reliable.

These qualities of the soul are greatly appreciated not only by the people around them but also by God. And such incarnate people are those who are accepted by Holy Spirits and Messiahs as their closest disciples. God takes care of them before all others, and that is why they can advance successfully and quickly towards the Perfection.

But how to achieve this state?

Apart from what was said about the work with the sacred texts, it is necessary, first and foremost, to develop oneself as a spiritual heart.

The given topic was the foundation of the ancient Christian tradition known as Hesychasm [7]. It also constituted the essence of all other true religious traditions.

After all, what is, for example, true Christianity? This is the Teachings of Jesus Christ, which do not consist in the participation in some rites of supposed “salvation” or in praying to someone so that this person can get the forgiveness of one’s sins from God! Jesus Christ never taught this! On the contrary, the Teachings of Jesus explain how one can perfect oneself so as to become truly Perfect, Divine, so as to become a Christ, that is, an incarnate Representative of the Creator on the Earth, coessential to Him!

Let me repeat this thought more concisely: Christianity is the Teachings of Jesus Christ about how to become a Christ!

Jesus put it plainly: be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect (Matthew 5:48), and learn this from Me (Matthew 11:29)!

He also spoke about the methodology of such self-perfection: God is Love (John 4:16), and therefore to approach the Divine Perfection, we should develop mainly the aspect of Love in ourselves! (See more details in [6,7]).

The same, but with slightly different words, was taught by all Divine Teachers: strive — through love, first of all — to develop yourselves in order to cognize the Creator of all that exists in the material world and, after achieving the Perfection, flow into Him [6]!

Could it happen that, having read about the possibility of reaching the state of Christ, many weak-minded and other mentally deficient people would start to insist that they have already become Christs?

This is why, among other purposes, it is necessary to explain how and by what efforts these heights of the Perfection are reached! It should be done in order to reduce the number of such “Christs”!

… There is a wise saying of Socrates: Cognize yourself — and then you will cognize the whole world!

Yes, it is crucial to understand one’s own place in the universe and the meaning of one’s life within the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness [6,7,10,11 and others]…

Yet this knowledge comes, among other ways, through the work with certain structures of one’s own organism. And this is not only the brain, which should be bioenergetically clean and function properly, but also the chakras, first of all, the chakra anahata and the spiritual heart that grows inside it and then from it [7].

Only if we understand all this, we can develop ourselves as souls (or consciousnesses) effectively!

Sometimes a spiritual heart develops even if a person does not know about this energy structure. Such conditions are created, above all, during a harmonious matrimony and upbringing children. Yet this is true, mainly for those who are incarnated in female bodies. If, on the contrary, we see heartiness in a man, this is the result of his successful past incarnation in a female body or of the use of special spiritual practices.

There are special techniques for the development of a spiritual heart [7]. They are really effective, but only for those who truly strive for spiritual growth and want to be pleasant and useful for God and people of Good.

I already have told in some of my books about my ancient acquaintance, a psychologist by his education and profession. The principal and probably the only method of his “psychological” influence on other people was to shout at them and flood them with the emotions of his hatred.

I taught him the techniques for “opening” of the spiritual heart, and then one night he telephoned me, waking me up, and insisted that he should come to me immediately… Having come, he told me that he, as always, had been waiting at the bus stop for a bus to take him home. Suddenly he had seen some people approaching the bus stop. “In such cases,” — he said, — “I always hated them! But this time I, all of a sudden, felt that… I loved them! What is it? ¿Is this how your methods work?”

I explained to him that this is what every one should strive for: for the “opening” and further development of heart love!

However, I could not help him: he played this “psychological” game and preferred to return to his former way of life. This is how he chose a path to hell for himself, since hell is the place filled with those who hate…

On the contrary, those for whom God is dear, God Who is Love, choose for themselves the path to paradise and then — to the Creator, to His Abode!

… Love and Beauty are closely intertwined!

The Creator made His Creation in such a way that we can choose what to strive for: for the coarse, dull, or ugly — or for the objects of the subtle Beauty.

Those who strive for hell have chosen the former.

Those who esteem Beauty, Love, and God — perfect themselves on the Path towards the Creator, on the Path of the cognition of Him and Mergence with Him. And He is the Supreme Beauty!

… At the same time, we need to take into account that the beings of hell sometimes affirm that the path chosen by them leads to paradise… And that the Beauty is the “intrigues of the devil” attracting us to hell…

The notions about God are also completely perverted among such people. For them God is a terrifying Judge Who punishes with the suffering of hell.

In reality, God is the Supreme and Perfect Love!

However, only those who have cognized Him can know this for sure. And they affirm: yes, this is really so!

Those Who have flowed into Him manifest Themselves for the worthy ones as Holy Spirits, and They recount how They walked to the Perfection by the Path of Love and Beauty! [6]

* * *

So, how can those who already have “opened” their spiritual hearts continue to master the Beauty?

At the first stage, the principal method can be the attunement to isolated objects of Beauty. These can be beautiful souls incarnated in beautiful bodies, relevant works of art, including erotic ones, as well as some animals and plants. They necessarily should lead to the refinement of the consciousness, since God — in the Aspects of the Creator and Holy Spirits — is the Subtlest of all that exists!

During emotional attunement to the beautiful and subtlest objects and phenomena, we assimilate the qualities that they have.

On the contrary, when we attune to the coarse, we — voluntarily or not — become coarser as souls.

So, let those who want to advance on the spiritual Path, the Path to God, look, to help themselves, for the objects of Beauty in spite of the yells and threats of the servants of hell!

And let us become gradually a part of this Beauty during such meditative trainings!

The further growth on this Path is achieved through the same attunement to the objects of Beauty each time bigger in size. For example, instead of one flower, which grows in a meadow, let a whole meadow of beautiful flowers, with their fragrance, with butterflies and the singing of birds, meadow illuminated with the rays of the rising, tender, morning sun, be the object for such an attunement!

One, as a soul, can not only merge with this tenderness, but also learn to hold it on one’s own arms of love, which come out from the spiritual heart and which are coessential to it!

A soul (or consciousness) has the ability to grow quantitatively, but such growth is correct only if it is performed by the spiritual heart. This the only way of traversing the Straight Path to the Creator!

Let me stress once again that the development of the arms of the consciousness — arms of the spiritual heart — is crucial! This allows one to learn to experience oneself in the subtle and subtlest eons of the multidimensional space and move from one eon to another — up to the Abode of the Creator. This movement is realized with the help of the immaterial arms that have been grown to a great size.

After mastering the functions of the arms of the consciousness, we can, among other things, correct the bioenergetic defects in our own bodies (and in the bodies of other people), healing them.

* * *

Let us not kill flowers, tearing them off or cutting them in order to contemplate their slow dying in a vase or in a jar filled with water!

Or, maybe, we think that by giving someone a bouquet of flowers we do good to that person?

No! The dying flowers create quite unfavorable energy fields of death. These fields cause real harm to the health and spiritual advancement of those who find themselves inside them! And the bigger a bouquet, the more intensive such an influence is.

Our love-compassion should embrace all forms of life, including plants: we should not cause them unjustified harm!

* * *

Beauty is not just a property of the external, relative to us, objects. We ourselves — as souls — should become the objects of Beauty!

For this it is not enough only to have an “opened” chakra anahata.

The Purity and Beauty should be in emotions, thoughts, and acts!

If we have learned to live in the chakra anahata and look from it at the surrounding world, then it is easy to master the complete control over our emotions! We just need not to forget to control our state: when the slightest manifestations of undesirable emotions appear in us, we just make little effort so as to move, with the concentration of the consciousness, into the anahata — and inner calm and love are restored!

How to learn this? For this, we have created and published many times the system of psychic self-regulation, the base of which is the purification and development of the chakras and main meridians! [7 and others]

… We are surrounded by a multitude of people who live constantly in dirty emotions of condemnation, hatred, and disdain for others. These are people of guna tamas, i.e. those who chose for themselves a path to hell — the “rubbish heap” of the process of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness.

Such people can also be called as dirty souls.

This is clear enough. However, let us look at ourselves and ask ourselves: do I still have an ability to be in such emotions? Am I capable of being in these states even for a short time, for example, by allowing myself to be influenced by someone’s dirty opinion?

If yes, could it mean that some part of me as a soul remained dirty? After all, only a dirty (to this or that degree) soul can maintain and generate dirty emotions!

It is also necessary to watch over one’s own thoughts, since the respective emotions appear as a result of light and bad thoughts. A surplus concentration of thoughts on someone’s incorrect acts or qualities results in leaving the state of love and loosing the quality of beauty of the soul.

Nevertheless, we should learn to distinguish the emotions of condemnation — and the critical valuation of these or those phenomena, including the qualities and acts of concrete people. It is essential to develop in oneself the ability to distinguish the true and the false! Without this, one cannot choose a right path for oneself!

Thoughts and emotions determine, to a considerable extent, our acts.

It is not right to live and act according to the principle “I want!” or “I don’t want!”, yielding to one’s own primitive reflexes! We must dedicate our lives to the realization of our higher predestination [6,11] and serve as an example of this for other people.

By the way, the illustration of the mass subjugation of people to the vice of gluttony is an alimentation by the bodies of animals.

Humans, by their biological nature, are not predators. However, many people — by their own will or in imitation of others — make themselves predators, and this becomes the cause of their evolutionary degradation. After all, there is no possibility to obtain the Beauty of the Great Soul (Mahatma), causing unjustified suffering and death to other beings! Killings out of selfish motives are incompatible with Love and Beauty of the soul!

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Sometimes people object, saying that we need protein food! Yes, they are right, but we can obtain all necessary to us amino acids (components of proteins) from dairy products and bird’s eggs. Mushrooms, nuts, and products made from soybeans are also rich in proteins. A variety of these products, as well as of many others, including cereals, tomatoes, and vegetables, introduced into the nutrition, provides us with a delicious and healthy diet both for the soul and body. The author of this article has been eating in this way for forty years already and has excellent health! (Now I am almost 70).

I can also mention that not all adults digest milk well. This is because the human organism with age stops generating the ferments necessary to process some components of milk. In this case, yes, it makes sense to stop drinking milk.

Moreover, it is necessary to take into account that in the food industry powdered milk is added to many kinds of confectionery (some sorts of cookies, of chocolate), as well as in the majority of mayonnaises, and this can cause problems with digestion. Therefore, it would be correct to examine the composition of such products before buying them.

Bird’s eggs should be excluded from the nutrition, but only at the higher stages of the meditative trainings.

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As we perfect ourselves, the vast landscapes — of many kilometers — mountain, forest, steppe, and water ones — can become the objects for our emotional attunement…

Thus, gradually, provided that we adhere to pure (sattvic) nutrition and follow the principle of not causing any kind of unjustified harm to other beings, including plants, we (as souls) grow as the Beauty!

… Later we will be able to merge with the Beauty of Holy Spirits. After all, this is the Beauty of God Himself!

Only those who are ethically pure and refined as the developed souls up to the level of the subtlety of Holy Spirits develop the ability to perceive Them. To do this, it is also necessary to grow as a consciousness up to a great size, since the capacity of the consciousness depends on this.

… They all are beautiful! Among Them there are the representatives of both sexes. This, as a general rule, is determined by the sex of the body during the last incarnation. Each One of Them is Perfect Love, although Each One also has His or Her own tinges of Love. You can try to familiarize yourselves with this phenomenon with the help of a series of photographs, taken by us, of the Mahadoubles of Holy Spirits on their “working sites” (http://highest-yoga.info/gallery/ru/index.html).

All of Them, as Consciousnesses, can merge into One, forming the United We. Yet They also can manifest Their Perfect Individuality when realizing concrete deeds on the Earth.

That incarnate person who has become worthy of it can also merge with Them — first with One of Them individually and then with the United We.

Their Perfect Divine Beauty is superior to any terrene and paradisiacal one!

It is real to submerge forever into Their Beauty and Bliss! And now we know how to achieve this!

… Holy Spirits, as well as the Consciousnesses of the Messiahs (or Avatars), are seen as white and transparent light, which can include goldish or (rarely) pink tinges, and sometimes scarlet ones.

The intensity of Their luminosity is determined by the power of Their Intention manifested in a given moment. It can be deep Transparent Calm (called Turiya state) or, on the contrary, Divine Fire (manifested sometimes as the Sun of God). [7,10,11]

On a scale of the universe, Turiya state can be compared with Infinite and Eternal Ocean of Calm with Fire Inclusions inside It. These Inclusions appear where there are inhabited planets and where the intensive Process of the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness goes.

In order to become totally Perfect, it is necessary to master all these states, know how to act from them, and many other things.

The “seas” of Divine Fire can be created not only by concrete Holy Spirits, but also by Their United We. These are the Supreme Manifestations of Beauty! This is the Tenderest Flame That takes into Its Bliss the worthy ones!

However, this Fire is unbearable for the people of vice.

Let those who love God strive to approach It — step by step, stage after stage — in order to become It and, from the United We of all the Perfect Ones, help to the development of those who evolve in the material bodies on the Earth and on other planets.

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A person develops himself or herself according to the three main directions: intellectual, ethical, and psychoenergetical. While doing this, he or she masters the main qualities of God: Love, Wisdom, and Power.

Beauty, tenderness, and subtlety of an individual consciousness are some of the facets of Love and should be mastered by every one.

You can acquaint yourselves with the illustrations to the theme of Beauty on our web-sites: www.new-ecopsychology.org and www.spiritual-art.info.

Recommended literature:

  1. Antonov V.V. — Spiritual Heart. The Religion of Unity. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2010.
  2. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Heart: Path to the Creator (Poems-Meditations and Revelations). “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008 (in Russian).
  3. Antonov V.V. — How God Can Be Cognized. Autobiography of a Scientist Who Studied God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  4. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of God’s Disciples. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  5. Antonov V.V. (ed.) — Spiritual Work with Children. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  6. Antonov V.V. — Classics of Spiritual Philosophy and the Present. «New Atlanteans», 2008.
  7. Antonov V.V. — Ecopsychology. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  8. Antonov V.V. — Forest Lectures on the Highest Yoga. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  9. Antonov V.V. — Sexology. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2008.
  10. Antonov V.V. — Anatomy of God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2010.
  11. Antonov V.V. — Life for God. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2010.
  12. Zubkova A.B. — Fairy Tale about Princess Nesmeyana and Ivan. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2007.
  13. Zubkova A.B. — Dobrynya — Bylinas. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2008.
  14. Zubkova A.B. — Dialogues with Pythagoras. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2008.
  15. Zubkova A.B. — Divine Parables. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2008.
  16. Zubkova A.B. — Book of the Born in the Light. Revelations of Divine Atlanteans. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2008.
  17. Zubkova A.B. — Parables of Lao Tse. Bancroft, “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2012.
  18. Zubkova A.B. — Parables about the Elder Zosima. “New Atlanteans”, Bancroft, 2012.
  19. Tatyana M. — On the Other Side of the Material World. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2012.
  20. Teplyy A. — Book of the Warriors of the Spirit. «New Atlanteans», Bancroft, 2008.

Our video films:

1. Immersion in the Harmony of Nature. Way to Paradise. (Slide show). 90 minutes (on a CD or DVD),

2. Spiritual Heart. 70 minutes.

3. Sattva (Harmony, Purity). 60 minutes.

4. Sattva of Mists. 75 minutes.

5. Sattva of Spring. 90 minutes.

6. Art of Being Happy. 42 minutes (HD-video).

7. Practical Ecopsychology. 60 minutes (HD-video).

8. Keys to the Mysteries of Existence. Finding Immortality. 38 minutes (HD-video).

9. Bhakti Yoga. 47 minutes (HD-video).

10. Kriya Yoga. 40 minutes (HD-video).

11. Yoga of Krishna. 80 minutes (HD-video).

12. Yoga of Buddhism. 135 minutes, in 2 parts (HD-video).

13. Taoist Yoga. 90 minutes, 2 parts (HD-video).

14. Psychical Self-Regulation. 112 minutes in 2 parts (HD-video).

15. Yoga of Sathya Sai Baba. 100 minutes (HD-video).

16. Yoga of Sufis. 128 minutes in 2 parts (HD-video).

17. Yoga of Ancient Russians. 105 minutes in 2 parts (HD-video).

18. Yoga of Atlanteans. 82 minutes (HD-video).

19. Yoga of Pythagoras. 75 minutes (HD-video).

20. Laya Yoga. 48 minutes (HD-video).

21. Kundalini Yoga. 45 minutes (HD-video).

22. Yoga of Don Juan Matus and other Indian Spiritual Chiefs. 147 minutes in 2 parts (HD-video).

23. Yoga of Jesus Christ. 128 minutes in 2 parts (HD-video).

24. Agni Yoga. 76 minutes (HD-video).

25. Advaita Yoga. 47 minutes (HD-video).

26. Ashtanga Yoga. 60 minutes (HD-video).


Vladimir Antonov

Translated from Russian by Anton Teplyy

The corrector of the English translation —
Hiero Nani

 


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