Satsang with Giten on Buddha:
– Ten Steps to Enlightenment
From Satsang with Giten, February 18, 2016, in Stockholm
3. PRABHAKARI: Luminousness, Light
The third Bhumi is PRABHAKARI, which means luminousness, light.
Buddha says: Man is light. Light means electricity.
Feel yourself as a light, live in contact with your inner light.
Feel like your are made of light, and you will feel a luminous light around you.
In fact, it is already there around you and when you recognize it, it will arise around you, your light and your aura around you will expand.
On the third Bhumi, the meditator and bodhisattva, the Buddha in essence, will also develop the third Paramita, the third of the ten provisions and helps on the inner journey. The third Paramita is SHANTI, which means patience, forgiveness.
Everything is made of electricity. Man is made of electricity, and matter consists of electricity.
When you recognize the fact that you are a light, you will become a luminous light.
You will become a light, not only to yourself, but also to others.
Buddha’s last words to his disciples was to be a light to yourself.
In the book “Presence – Working from Within: The Psychology of Being”, I have written about how healing is an inner light:
Within each one of us there is a healer. Healing has always been a way and a deep source of healing for me. Healing is basically our own energy, which overflows from our inner being, from the meditative quality within, from the inner silence and emptiness.
Healing is pure love in essence. Love is what creates healing. Love is the strongest force there is. The sheer presence of love is in itself healing. It is more the absence of love – than the presence of love – which creates problems. Healing is a quality, which we can freely share without any ownership. Healing is not something that we can claim as our own, healing is to be a medium, a channel, for the whole.
Healing is a medium through which we can develop our inner qualities of presence, love, joy, intuition, truth, silence, wisdom, creativity and inner wholeness. Healing comes originally from the silence within, where we are already in contact with the whole, with the divine. Healing is what makes us spread our inner wings of love and silence and soar high on the sky of consciousness and touch the stars. Healing is to be in service of God.
People who have a quality of heart and a sensitivity are naturally healing. With some people that we meet, we feel naturally uplifted and inspired. With other people that we meet, we become tired and heavy. With people, who can listen without judging and evaluating, it is easy to find the right words to share problems and difficulties. And with other people, it seems almost impossible to find the right words.
People, who have a healing presence and quality, can support our own inner source of love, truth and silence through their presence. These people also seem to have an intuitive sensitivity to say the right words, which lifts and inspires us. This is the people, whose presence can mirror the inner truth, which we already know deep within ourselves.
The human heart is a healer, which heals others and ourselves. It is the hearts quality of love, acceptance and compassion plus communication through words, which creates healing. Words which comes from the heart creates healing. A silent listening with a quality of presence and an accepting attitude creates space for healing to happen.
The gift of healing comes when we see the other person with love and compassion. It is the quality of heart, which creates the love and the genuine caring for the other person. When our words are carried by the quality of heart, you can say almost anything to the other person and he will still be able to be open and receptive. But if our words lack the quality of heart, it also becomes difficult for the other person to continue to be open and receptive. Even if a therapist is very skillful on a technical plane or have a clear clairvoyant ability and still lacks the natural roots in the soil of the heart, then his words will not touch the heart of the other person.
When I began to work with people almost 30 years ago, it was an insight for me that I really cared about the other person and that it was this love that was communicated beyond the words to the other person. One of my course participants – who is a teacher – described this very beautifully when he said that he was impressed by my intuition and by my way of conducting therapeutic work – or if he would rather call this giving insights into love. Love is what allows us to go beyond the surface of the other person and to touch his inner being, his inner essence. Without love, it is only possible to reach the personality of the other person, to reach the surface and periphery of the other person.
Meditation is the way to develop our natural healing abilities. Healing comes originally from our inner being, from the inner source of silence and wholeness. In the silence, we can let go of all our problems, frustrations, fears, anger and sorrow. Healing happens when we bring everything that we find inside ourselves out into the light. Healing is to embrace and accept everything that we find inside ourselves without judgement or evaluation. Healing happens when we discover an unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves as we are with both our light and dark sides.
A male meditator says that he made a deep going insight in a course about what healing is, which has guided him much in life. He says: “I did a course and had been feeling very good during the week before the course. The first two days of the course I still felt very good. But the third day of the course, I began to feel uncomfortable. The question why I suddenly felt uncomfortable arose in me. But instead of asking somebody else, I asked myself this question and the answer I got was: “To receive attention”. “Well, was it so simple”, I thought”, and then I closed my eyes, went inside myself and gave myself attention. Through this I discovered that I could give myself healing. There were also many things that I suddenly understood through this about the question: “What is healing?” It became clear to me that healing is to give attention and that healing and giving attention is synonymous terms”.
Healing is not only a specific method, healing is also to invite another person into our own inner light, to invite another person into our presence, love, joy, acceptance, humor, understanding, playfulness, meditation and silence. Healing can also be a loving word, an understanding glance, a present touch, a silent listening or simply joking with another person and making him or her happy. Humor is also one of the strongest healing powers to see our situation and ourselves in a new and creative light.
When I did an education in healing in USA 1984, I was told that I had the capacity to become a crown chakra healer, a spiritual healer, to act as a channel and catalysator for spiritual energy from the 7th chakra through the heart. At that time I had no idea what a crown chakra healer really was and since than it has been a continuous process during the last 17 years to deepen and develop my understanding about what a crown chakra healer is. This process has resulted in a way of working I call “Synchronicity – Transmission of the Light”, which uses healing and energywork from the Source on a formless level. With this way of working I have worked with groups up to 80 people. It is really a way of working, which goes around the ego and speaks directly to the heart. It allows a person to come in direct contact with his own inner being, with his own life source. With my intellect I still do not understand how this way of working functions. It is not a way of working, which can be understood on a method plane. It is a way of working, which relates directly to the heart and which can only be understood through insight and experience. One participant in Gothenburg described his experience of Synchronicity like thousand suns suddenly had been lit in his own consciousness. He says: “It was like an inner explosion, an expansion of my own consciousness – and I felt only love for the other people in the room”.
The greatest teacher in healing is nature itself. To be out in the nature is like being surrounded and embraced by love. Trees are also very beautiful people, who have their own innate wisdom and who are already in oneness with Existence. And the sky whispers it’s silent message that beyond everything, there is only one sky. A female meditator describes it like there is a basic meditative quality in nature. She says: “There is nothing in nature that questions each others existence like people do. Everything is allowed to exist and everything is allowed to be exactly as it is – and seasons come and goes. It is not strange that people love to be out in nature and experiences that they come in harmony with themselves, because there is nothing that tries to change them out in nature. There is a quality in the air, which can be called a meditative quality”.
Healing is to be in the light of our own consciousness. Healing is an inner light, which exist as a natural radiance around a person. This inner light is in itself a healing force beyond words. This inner light disperses darkness like when you lit a candle in a dark room and the darkness disappears by itself. This inner light exudes a subtle influence just through its presence. The more the light in our own consciousness is lit, the more it creates a subtle effect in the world.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“Outstanding beautifully written. The message is luminous in itself,
but Giten’s way to formulate the message in English is a pure gift from God.”
– Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics
Satsang with Giten on Buddha:
Paramitas – The Ten Provisions for the Inner Journey
From Satsang with Giten, February 18, 2016, in Stockholm
3. SHANTI: Patience
The third Paramita is SHANTI, which means patience.
Patience is timelessness. The inner journey is vast, and you need infinite patience.
If you are restless, if you are impatience, if you are in a hurry, you will never be able to achieve enlightenment.
An oceanic patience is needed on the journey.
Meditation and enlightenment are not an instant achievement.
Sometimes even three to five lives are not enough for the journey.
How much time the journey takes depends on your patience.
In fact, you are already that which you seek, you are already there where you want to be, but your restlessness, your impatience, make you not see it.
Love, patience, meditation, silence and wisdom are five qualities of the same phenomenon.
The day you relax and sit silently doing nothing, suddenly it is there.
With patience, you realize that you already are that which you seek.
In your impatience, in your restlessness, you cannot see it.
When you are patient, not going anywhere, when your being is just still, you realize that you are already that which you seek.
This oceanic patience also gives you a love, an acceptance, a patience and a forgiveness with other people.
When I was 23 years old, a spiritual teacher told me: Even if you are irritated with people, see if you can give them love.
This is the love, acceptance, patience and forgiveness that Jesus talks about when he talks about turning the other cheek and to forgive people.
According to old Buddhist scriptures, Jesus studied at a Buddhist university in India before he began to preach, so when he talks about turning the other cheek it may be this Bhumi that he is talking about.
– Swami Dhyan Giten