This article published by The Times of India writes of the spiritual power of the Sun (Surya) and the pracitce of Suryayog. Suryayog is a dynamic spiritual yoga which brings us in tune with nature and the inner self. We are drawn towards eternal light, from the human to the Supreme.
THE SPEAKING TREE – Surya the Healer And Energiser
17 May 2003, 0001 hrs IST, Tehmina Gae
Suryayog is a dynamic spiritual yoga which brings us in tune with nature and the inner self. We are drawn towards eternal light, from saguna swaroop to nirguna swaroop — from the human to the Supreme.
Surya, the powerhouse of our solar system is the bene-volent Nishkamkarmi — the infallible healer, the powerful energiser, the supreme teacher — who leads us towards Ekam Sat, the only One. Suryayog is a meaningful way of life taught by Himalayan Masters and practised by yogis who survive without food and sustenance for days. They draw power from Surya whose vibrant energy transforms and changes the bio-electric powers in all beings, fusing body, prana, mind and soul into a divine experience of cosmic consciousness. It is a unique amalgamation of yoga, nada, rishi, reiki, and deep silence. It is a nine-fold path, a pure benediction from nature. Preferably at dawn, the energy of Surya is invoked through a series of simple yogic postures, aura purification, deep breathing, chanting, unlocking of energy centres and above all an unconditional surrender to nature, our ultimate guru.
Acharya Jowelji who practises Suryayog carries the message of Mahavtaar Babaji, the yogic-Christ who many believe resides in the Himalayas since thousands of years. Jowelji believes that to love all is an expression of the divine One and his sacred mission is to uplift society to the higher realm of know-ledge to help remove physical, mental and spiritual blocks. He believes that the constant practice of Suryayog can cure us of several chronic diseases like blood pressure, heart ailments, depression and phobias. The Acharya says: ‘‘Don’t control the mind; be friendly with it. Come back to nature, she will lift you like a child to the highest realms of meditation, to the Buddha mind stage where the dualistic cosmic delusion of maya is conquered.’’
Suryayog practitioners experience inner peace, boundless joy and energy. “Their bhogic structure is transformed to a yogic one’’, with little need for food and sleep. They acquire the grace and courage to face problems with equanimity. Suryayog is above all religious dogmas and is a divine symphony of universal harmony, peace and brotherhood. Acharya Jowel says: “Surya controls the seasons and the passage of day and night. He is the source of all life. He casts his rays upon all without discrimination. He is our protector.’’
Sun worship is not new to India. The Gayatri Mantra is a fervent salutation to the sun and the Surya Namaskar is an ideal morning exercise. Acharya Satya-nand, in Surya Chikatsa, talks about colour the-rapy. He divides the use of colours into three groups, each with a principal colour: Orange, green and indigo. Orange imparts heat and can cure colds and phleg-matic illnesses, removing the torpidity of the liver and other digestive organs. Green is cool, it helps fortify the muscles and strengthens the brain. It helps remove rheumatism and related disorders. Blue or indigo is cool too and can eliminate diseases caused by excessive bile or pitta, as well as a host of other diseases.
Says Acharya Jowel: ‘‘Through Suryayog, your mind naturally begins to concentrate, which is the aim of all spiritual processes. The sun’s rays collide with our thoughts and create silence. The mind is too powerful to be managed by ordinary human consciousness. The photons from the solar system help to control the mind.’’
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