A Course on the Special Module on Civilisation – II : Inner Journey to Self-Discovery
The 2nd online course on ‘Exploring Consciousness, Inner Journey to Self-Discovery’ was conducted by Sri M for the students and staff of IIT Delhi during the months of April and May 2021
00:00 – Introduction to Pratyahara
03:52 – Zen Story – Boddhidharma
13:37 – Pranayama , Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi; types of Samadhi
27:00 – Vibhuti Pada
28:36 – What the guru is able to see (Vibhuti)
31:40 – Understanding previous births through understanding of one’s own samskaras (Vibhuti)
36:37 – Getting closer to understanding Purusha
38:50 – Understanding the thoughts of others
39:20 – Narration of a conversation with Maheswarnath Babaji and the theory behind the teachings
43:56 – Scientific research on vibhutis like weightlessness
45:20 – Brahmari and the Covid virus – experimentation of yogic practices to protect against diseases
48:12 – Q&A (1) – Is initiation necessary for chanting the Gayatri mantra? 01:04:09 – Q&A (2) – Can mantra chanting lead one to a Samadhi state?
01:10:36 – Q&A (3) How to bring yourself back to normalcy after being in a subtle state which produces joy?
01:14:08 – Q&A (4) – When I meditate deeply I lose awareness of things outside. Is that ok?
01:15:56 – Q&A (5) – Should the palms face upwards or downwards when sitting in meditation?
01:17:16 – Q&A (6) – The Bhagavad Gita says, we are pure consciousness but we seem to be bound to this material world. How did that happen?