Swami Dhyan Giten
January, 8, in Stockholm
“The only possible way to change the world is through love – one person at a time.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
The appreciated Satsang evenings with Giten in Stockholm began during the spring 2014 on January, 8. It will continue during 10 Wednesday evenings during the spring.
The first Satsang evening with Giten was a beautiful and sublime experience, which moved into a deep silence and a taste of eternity, of the timeless, of the limitless and boundless inner being.
“During the silent Satsang with Giten, I felt a taste of the eternal, of the timeless, of the unlimited inner being. It felt like the old Satsangs that I experienced in India. Giten is really good at what he is doing. It was also really strong to sit beside when Giten worked individually with participants.”
Toshen, beloved friend of Giten since many lives
Giten began this Satsang by saying that he would explain the meaning of life by lecturing on the The Purpose of Life: 4 Areas for a Balanced Life for the Individual and the Society , so that they can then move on to more fun things. He also said that it is easy to explain the meaning of life, but that it is really like love. We need to love before we can really know what love is. We need to dance before we can know what dance is. We need to taste the apple before we can really know what an apple tastes like.
This Satsang-series has the theme “Seven Levels of Consciousness”, and during these evenings Giten will lecture about the seven levels of the consciousness and the chakra system. The chakra system is a map of the human consciousness, and includes all psychological and spiritual life areas. During this Satsang-series we will explore the difference between the personality, the psychological “I”, and the inner being, the authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love and truth, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life, in the chakra system.
Giten began this Satsang by lecturing on The Purpose of Life: 4 Areas for a Balanced Life for the Individual and the Society.
The Purpose of Life:
4 Areas for a Balanced Life
for the Individual and for the Society
The Purpose of Life consists of 4 areas, which create a balanced life for the individual and for the society. The four ares are Kama (The body), Arta (The world and the marketplace), Dharma (being) and Moksha (enlightenment).
1. Kama (Body)
Kama means “desire” in Sanskrit, and is the area of desire and enjoyment. It is the area of romantic life, sexual enjoyment and worldly and spiritual desires.
This area represents a life attitude of eat, drink and be merry.
2. Artha (The World and the Market place)
Artha means “material wealth” in Sanskrit, and is the area of money, economy and gaining material wealth. It is the area of ego, power, greed, selfishness, respect and fame in the world.
Arta is the area of government, politics, business and the church.
It is also the area of children, family and gaining money and material wealth to support the family.
This area is also about gaining material wealth to care of the physical body for spiritual growth.
This area is about understanding that Existence is abundance.
3. Dharma (being)
Dharma means “law, teaching and religion” in Sanskrit, and is the area when the individual begins to listen to his intuition, to his inner source of love, truth and wisdom, and begins to understand his true calling in the world.
It is the area when the individual begins to discover his inner being, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love and truth, the capacity to surrender to life.
This area is about discovering your vocation in life, and understanding how you can contribute to the world. It may be by functioning as a teacher, a doctor, a writer, a musician, a poet or by working in business, politics and government.
When an individual has developed the first three areas, Kama, Artha and Dharma, these three areas also begin to support the search and thirst of the individual for enlightenment.
4. Moksha (Enlightenment)
Moksha means “liberation or freedom” in Sanskrit, and it is the area for enlightenment.
It is the area for silence, emptiness and no-self.
It is the area to recognize the highest purpose in life, and to be one with God.
The essence of Satsang is to discover this area in life.
Swami Dhyan Giten
One participant commented that in his own experience dharma was the door to his inner joy, where he could share his creativity and music with the world. He also said that this created the relaxation into enlightenment.
Another participant said that silence was the way for her to find her inner source of love.
A third participant said that dharma felt like the most important area for her, and that it is the door for her to material abundance.
The lecture was followed by 15 minutes of silent Satsang with Giten, which created a deep silence, an experience of the eternal, of the timeless and of the unlimited and boundless inner being.
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