Giten attacked by the Swedish sannyas movement – Brage Norin, Swedish professor in physics, calls the attack on Giten for “evil”

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GITEN WAS ATTACKED BY THE SWEDISH SANNYAS MOVEMENT
– THE SWEDISH PROFESSOR IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS, BRAGE NORIN, CALLED THE ATTACK ON GITEN FOR “EVIL”

Giten reported the attack to the Swedish police, and a investigation was instigated. This investigation has now named 20 sannyasins, who was responsible for the attack.

Among the names of the attackers are several persons, who also was directly or indirectly responsible for creating the situation for the murder of the enlightened mystic Osho. Several of these people are part of the power group, who ran the now closed the Osho-center in Stockholm. A sannyasin, who attend satsang with Giten commented: “Jivan Kavya (the bussiness consultant Jivan Wells) (who worked closely with the notorious Sheela in USA) has always been a leader of the sannyas movement in Stockholm, but no one wanted her as a leader”.

None of these 20 people has taken any responsible for their action.

A judge will now evaluate if these sannyasins will be called to the police for questioning and trial.

“Continue to work despite the hate that is directed at you. The more hate you awake – the more dangerous you are viewed by the evil. It is a good grade.”

– Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics, internationally recognzed researcher in climate change, representative to The Swedish Energy Commission in China, Consultant at The Swedish think tank Skogsa

“These people project their ideas, attitudes and judgements towards me without any awareness and intelligence, because they belong to a spiritual cult. But their projections has really more to do with themselves than with me. They also associate me with people, who I do not know and have nothing to do with.
Osho was treated in this way by the mainstream media and by the establishment, so in a way it is a compliment to be treated in this way. Truth has always been met with aggressiveness and violence, rather than with love and intelligence.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten

More than 20 years ago, one of my mentors in life said two things, that I have had reason to remember during the years that I have worked with people. He said: “Spiritual Masters teach on many different levels at the same time. Some people take what they can, and some take something deeper” and “Spiritual organizations also tend to get stuck in ideas of how it should be.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

“It is not many things that modern psychology agrees upon, but all the different approaches of psychology agrees on one thing: that people in groups become more stupid. Individually people are more intelligent, because they have to take their own responsibility, but in a group they do not have to take the same responsibility.
The two basic power strategies to try to manipulate and gain control over another person are: silencing and attacking. Silencing means to not listen to, to exclude or ignore and not respect a person. Attack can both mean to attack a person directly or to try to discredit a person through lies, to ridicule a person or by spreading malicious rumours.
All organizations are more or less dysfunctional. In a dysfunctional group, the members of the group play three different roles: agressor, denier and victim. The agressor is the role that attack and ridicule people, the denier never knows what is going on, there is “no body at home”, and the victim is the resultat of these two roles.
It is always easier to follow a group without awareness, than to follow your own heart, to trust your own intelligence, love, truth, silence and creativity.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten Presence – Working from Within:
The Psychology of Being

“A toxic personality is always looking at things in a negative way. The whole world view of the toxic personality is depressing, sad. The toxic personality hides in beautiful faces. A perfectionist is a toxic personality. You cannot say that something is wrong in a perfectionist, but the whole idea of being a perfectionist is to find errors, mistakes, loopholes. It is a trick. You cannot find any fault with a man who looks for perfection, but in fact that is not his goal; perfection is a device. He wants to look at loopholes, mistakes, errors, anything that is missing, and this is the best way – to keep a goal of perfection so that he can compare them with the ideal and always condemn.
This toxic personality always thinks of that which is not and never looks at that which is, so discontent becomes natural. A toxic personality poisons his own being; not only that – he drips poison.
And they are everywhere. These people tend to become teachers, educationalists, professors, vice-chancellors, saints, bishops, popes; they tend to become these things because then they can condemn. They are even ready to sacrifice everything if they are just allowed the joy of condemning others. They are everywhere, hiding in many ways. And they are always doing things for your good, for your own good, so you are defenceless against them. Their heritage is real, big. They have dominated the whole history.
These people immediately become dominators. Their very ideology helps them to dominate because they can become condemnators. And they talk in rational terms. Rationalism is also part of the T-personality. They are very argumentative, very difficult to defeat them in argumentation. They are never reasonable, but they are always rational.

– Osho

Satsang with Giten on Buddha: Bhumis – 10 Steps to Enlightenment: 7. Accepting the Call of the Beyond, The Great Emptiness

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha:
Bhumis – Ten Steps to Enlightenment
From Satsang Weekend with Giten, March 11-13, 2016, in Stockholm
 
 
“Satsang weekend with Giten was a super course. When I read about Satsang weekend with Giten, I just knew that should do this course. I have missed people who really wants go as deep into the inner being that is possible, and in satsang with Giten I found this. So enjoyable to be in this presence. I just wanted to sit, see and be.”
Anne-li Fellman, social scientist and behaviourist, participant in Satsang weekend with Giten, March 11-13, 2016, in Stockholm
 
 
Next Satsang Weekend with Giten in Stockholm:
Surrender, June 10-12, 2016
 
 
Read more about satsang with Giten on The Giten Blog:
 
 7. DURANGAMA: Far-goingness, Accepting the Call of the Beyond, The Great Emptiness
 
 
The seventh Bhumi is DURANGAMA, which means far-goingness, Accepting the call of the beyond and the great emptiness.
 
Buddha says: DURANGAMA – Be available to the beyond. Never remain confined to the boundaries, Always trespass boundaries.
 
The beyond is everywhere. We are surrounded by the beyond. That beyond is God.
 
The beyond is within, the beyond is without.
 
The beyond is always here.
 
 
 
But we forget about the beyond, because it is uncomfortable.
 
To look into the beyond is like looking into an abyss, and one start trembling, one start to become afraid, one start to feel sick.
 
We avoid the abyss, because the very awareness of the abyss make is tremble.
 
The real is like an abyss, because the real is a great emptiness.
 
It is a vast sky with no boundaries.
 
 
 
We make all kinds of imprisonments to avoid the emptiness: power, relationships, beliefs, religion.
 
These imprisonments are so cozy, because there are no wild winds blowing. There are no wild forest, there are no limitless and boundless ocean.
 
One feels protected, but death will be coming and drag you into the beyond.
 
Buddha says: Before death comes, and drags you into the beyond, go on your own.
 
 
 
DURANGAMA is the courage to accept the unknown. It is the courage to go on your own and welcome the beyond.
 
Then death is no longer death.
 
 
A courageous man who goes on his own to the beyond. then the beyond will welcome him.
 
 
On the seventh Bhumi, the meditator and bodhisattva, the Buddha in essence, develop the seventh Paramita UPAI, which means skillful means. It is the perfection of skillful means to help others.
 
On the seventh Bhumi, the meditator also develops the capacity to enter into silence and emptiness for extended periods of time.
 
On this level the bodhisattva also perfect their skill in means of meditation and practice, which is their capacity to adapt their teaching tactics to the individual proctivities and needs of their audience. They constantly act spontaneous and effectively for the benefits of others.
 
 
In Satsang, June 25, 2015, I talked about the Three stages of enlightenment and how they relate to silence and emptiness:

The Art of Living: 

The Three Stages of Enlightenment

These are the three stages of enlightenment, the three glimpses of satori.

1. The first stage enlightenment:
A Glimpse of the Whole

The first stage of enlightenment is short glimpse from faraway of the whole. It is a short glimpse of being.

The first stage of enlightenment is when, for the first time, for a single moment the mind is not functioning. The ordinary ego is still present at the first stage of enlightenment, but you experience for a short while that there is something beyond the ego.

There is a gap, a silence and emptiness, where there is not thought between you and existence.

You and existence meet and merge for a moment.

And for the first time the seed, the thirst and longing, for enlightenment, the meeting between you and existence, will grow in your heart. 

2. The second stage of enlightenment:
Silence, Relaxation, Togetherness, Inner Being

The second stage of enlightenment is a new order, a harmony, from within, which comes from the inner being. It is the quality of freedom.
The inner chaos has disappeared and a new silence, relaxation and togetherness has arisen.

Your own wisdom from within has arisen.
A subtle ego is still present in the second stage of enlightenment.

The Hindus has three names for the ego:
1. Ahamkar, which is the ordinary ego.
2. Asmita, which is the quality of Am-ness, of no ego. It is a very silent ego, not aggreessive, but it is still a subtle ego.
3. Atma, the third word is Atma, when the Am-ness is also lost. This is what Buddha callas no-self, pure being.

In the second stage of enlightenment you become capable of being in the inner being, in the gap, in the meditative quality within, in the silence and emptiness.

For hours, for days, you can remain in the gap, in utter aloneness, in God.

 Still you need effort to remain in the gap, and if you drop the effort, the gap will disappear.

Love, meditation and prayer becomes the way to increase the effort in the search for God.

Then the second stage becomes a more conscious effort. Now you know the way, you now the direction. 

3. The third stage of enlightenment:
Ocean, Wholeness, No-self, Pure being

At the third stage of enlightenment, at the third step of Satori, our individual river flowing silently, suddenly reaches to the Ocean and becomes one with the Ocean.

At the third Satori, the ego is lost, and there is Atma, pure being. You are, but without any boundaries. The river has become the Ocean, the Whole.

 It has become a vast emptiness, just like the pure sky.

The third stage of enlightenment happens when you have become capable of finding the inner being, the meditative quality within, the gap, the inner silence and emptiness, so that it becomes a natural quality.

 You can find the gap whenever you want.

This is what tantra callas Mahamudra, the great orgasm, what Buddha calls Nirvana, what Lao Tzu calls Tao and what Jesus calls the kingdom of God.

You have found the door to God.

You have come home.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Satsang with Giten on Buddha: Bhumis & Paramitas – 10 Steps to Enlightenment: 4. Radiance, Aliveness, Vitality

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha:

Bhumis – 10 Steps to Enlightenment

From satsang with Giten, February 25, 2016, in Stockholm 

4. Radiance, Aliveness,

Vitality

 

The fourth Bhumi, the fourth grounding and development level, on the way to enlightenment, is ARSIMATI, which means radiance, aliveness and vitality.

 

Buddha says: Radiance, aliveness, vitality is the fourth Bhumi, the fourth grounding.

 

On the fourth Bhumi, the meditator and bodhisattva, the buddha in essence, is also developing the fourth Paramita VIDYA, which means energy and courage.

 

But ordinarily religious seekers have moved away from life, they have moved away from the world.

 

Religious seekers have become sleepy, dull and dead. They are not interested in the burden of life, so they are just somehow dragging on.

On the fourth Bhumi, the meditator cultivate the perfection of effort and elimination of afflictions to meditation. He also enter deeper into meditation for extended periods of time.

 

Be alive, be vital, because it is only through life that you will reach truth.

 

When we are vital and alive, we have an inner radiance around us.

On the fourth Bhumi, the meditator emits the inner radiance of wisdom.

 

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Satsang with Giten on Buddha:

Paramita – The Ten Provisions for the Inner Journey

From satsang with Giten, February 25, 2016, in Stockholm  

4. Energy, Courage  

The fourth Paramita is VIDYA, which means energy and courage. 

A meditator and a bodhisattva, a Buddha in essence, need both energy and courage.

VIDYA stands for energy, courage and sustained effort to attain meditation and the persisted effort for the well being of others. 

A meditator needs also to be continuously aware that this life energy is not leaking and that the energy is not wasted. 

Ordinarily we are leaking and dissipating our life energy. 

Infinite energy is given to us, but we dissipate the energy.

 

We are never sitting silently. 

Meditation means to to sit silently, doing nothing.

That was what Buddha was doing under the Bodhi Tree. 

He was not doing anything. 

He was simply sitting silently, where there was not leakage of energy. 

Then the energy was reaching higher and higher. 

The energy reached to the Sahasrar, the seventh chakra. It reached the ultimate. 

There was a flowering and Buddha became a lotus flower.

We have the same energy, but whenever we have the energy, the desire to throw it away arises in us. 

We can call it a sexual urge or we can call it different desires and attachments. 

But if we allow the energy to gather inside us, the energy rises higher and higher until it touches higher altitudes of being.  

That is what Samadhi is. 

The third Bhumi is learning not to dissipate energy. 

 

In the book “Presence – Working from Within: The Psychology of Being”, I talk about  the seven chakras, the seven levels of consciousness:, which is a development from sexuality to spirituality, to Samadhi: 

THE SEVEN LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

– THE SEVEN STEPS THAT AN INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE 

IN HIS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS TOWARDS SPIRITUAL MATURITY  

What are the seven levels of consciousness? What life areas include the seven levels of consciousness? The seven levels of consciousness describe the seven steps that an individual goes through in his personal and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. The seven levels of consciousness describe the whole rainbow of our consciousness. It describes all possibilities of our being. The seven levels of consciousness are also called the chakra system and is a map of human consciousness. 

The development process of the seven levels of consciousness is a process from fear to love, from darkness to light and from separation to wholeness.

The seven levels of consciousness are about the esoteric psychology of man, the psychology of consciousness. It is about the psychology of enlightenment, the science of inner transformation.

The chakra system is the seven jewels of human consciousness. It describes the seven life areas and dimensions of the human consciousness, which can help us discover a new clarity and a deeper dimension in relation to many areas of life, for example love, joy, feelings, relationships, awareness, communication, the inner man and woman, intuition, play, creativity, healing, meditation, silence, truth, wisdom and wholeness.

The chakra system seeks to develop and integrate the physical, emotional, psychological, mental, social and spiritual aspects of our being into one coherent whole.  

The development process of the chakra system includes the process from the personality, the psychological “I”, to the inner being, the authentic self, the development process of concrete and abstract thinking, the development process from seeing only one’s own needs to developing empathy, the capacity to understand the needs of another person, and the process of understanding the relation between level of awareness and working with people.

The chakra system relates both to the development process of the individual, to countries and to the whole world.  

Light on the chakras 

What is a chakra? How do the three lower and the three higher chakras relate to each other? The word “chakra” means “spinning wheel” in the ancient language Sanskrit. There are seven chakras, seven energy wheels in the body that moves clockwise. These charkas receive energy from the universal energy field, which is everywhere around us. The equivalent to the chakra system in the physical body is the endocrine glands, which regulates the hormones in the body.

Ckakras are the energy centers that take in universal energy, which we need to be alive.

Each chakra or awareness level is an energy center, which describes different life areas and psychological development issues in life. Each chakra also relates to a certain area in the body.

Each chakra plays a vital role both when it comes to physiological functions and to the development of our consciousness. The chakras relates to biological and physiological functions, to colors and light and to the development of our level of awareness.

The chakra system describes the three general development stages that an individual goes through in his psychological development: the animal, the man and the divine. The first three chakras belong to the animal and are about the themes survival, sex, power and money. The heart is a bridge between the animal and the divine. Love is the bridge between the animal and the divine.

Below the heart, man is an animal. Through the heart, man discovers the human within himself. Above the heart, man discovers the divine within himself.  

The seven levels of consciousness are:  

1. Survival – Grounding, Coordination and Physical Survival 

2. Sensations – Feelings, Sexuality and Satisfaction 

3. Power – Vitality, Strength and Self-sufficiency 

4. The heart – Unconditional Love and Acceptance 

5. Communication – Learning to Be Creative 

6. Vision – Learning to Know Our Self 

7. Unity- Opening to Universal Consciousness  

The first three levels relate to the personality, the psychological I, and the outer world. The heart is the fourth level, which is a bridge between the three lower levels and the three higher levels. The heart is a bridge between the three lower and the three higher charkas. The heart is the river between the outer and the inner self, between the personality, the psychological self, and the inner being, the authentic self.

The three lower chakras belong to the physical world. The heart is the golden bridge between the physical and spiritual world. The three higher chakras belong to the spiritual world.

The first chakra represents our relationship to the body, to the earth, and the seventh chakra represents our relationship to consciousness, to the sky.

The power chakra relates to the inner man, to the surface and periphery of our consciousness. The power chakra relates to the outer world.

The heart is the door to the inner woman, to the meditative quality within ourselves, to the inner source of healing and wholeness, to the inner capacity to surrender to life. The heart is the door to the inner world.

The three higher chakras relates to our inner being, the authentic self, and to the inner world.

This division in higher and lower chakras is only schematic. It does not mean to valuate chakras in better or worse. The key to understanding chakras is to learn to live in all chakras. Chakras are also connected with each other in pairs. The first chakra Survival and the seventh chakra Unity are, for example, connected with each other like body and soul, earth and heaven. It means that the higher we spread our wings in spirituality, the more we also need to find the natural roots in the body. It was an insight for me when I was working out with weight lifting in the gym one day, and suddenly had an insight that I was actually developing my spirituality by working on my first chakra through physical training. This insight gave me a both concrete and profound understanding of the relationship between the first and seventh chakra. It was an insight that there is really no division between body and soul, between matter and spirituality – it is one whole.

I have preferred the three higher chakras before, but now I also begin to appreciate the three lower chakras and to live in all seven chakras.

A chakra can also be overactive, under active or balanced. In the description below of each chakra, it will be described what it means for each chakra to be overactive, under active or balanced.

The seven levels of consciousness are about learning to accept and appreciate all steps and levels of our psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. It helps us to see that both positive and negative experiences are teachers in life to help us to become spiritually mature. It is about learning to love the imperfect and incomplete within ourselves.  

The psychological and spiritual development process of the chakra system can be described as a building with seven floors. Understanding the development process through the chakra system is a process of seeing the world from a within-and- out perspective, rather than from an outside-and-in perspective. We create our own reality through our ideas, attitudes and concepts – and these concepts can lie on different levels of consciousness. This can be compared with a building. For example, you have a building in Stockholm, where you live in the cellar. In this cellar, you have two or three small windows, and your perspective of Stockholm is through people’s feet when they pass by the windows. But if you instead take the elevator up to the seventh floor, you are still in Stockholm, but now you have a greater view of Stockholm. You have more potential and more possibilities. But here something interesting happens in the psychological development process: in the outer world opposite energies attract each other for example positive and negative, man and woman and good and bad. But that is not true in the inner world: in the inner world similar energies attract each other and opposite energies repel each other.

The classic Indian book Bhagwadgita is about the struggle between light and darkness, between our lower and higher nature. The chakra system also includes the struggle between light and darkness, between good and evil, between awareness and unawareness and between separation and wholeness. The chakra system represents the choice between learning to listen to our intuition, to our inner source of love, truth and wisdom, or to listen to the endless desires of the ego.   

Basic functions  

1. Survival – Grounding, Coordination and Physical Survival 

The first chakra or level of awareness is called Survival and relates to the physical body. It is also called Root chakra. Survival is placed at the bottom of the spine.

Survival represents our relationship to the physical body. It relates to physical grounding, coordination and survival. It relates to instincts, to physiological functions and basic biological functions for example thirst, hunger, sleep and work. It also relates to emotional needs such as safety, security and our will to live.

Survival is the first chakra, where we become conscious about ourselves.

The first level of awareness is about learning to take responsibility for oneself and to develop a basic trust in life that life supports us and takes care of us. It also relates to our relation to money, work and home. The first level of awareness relates to our capacity to generate money and understanding that Existence is abundance and not just a struggle for survival. Survival relates to taking responsibility for ourselves. When we are not grounded in the first chakra, it creates a doubt that life supports us and takes care of us.

When we are born, the Survival chakra is first activated. It develops from birth to about 3-4 years of age.

The first chakra is the center that gives the soul roots in the physical body. It is the base for our human existence in the physical world. If this chakra is blocked, it results in an individual that feels rootless both in his physical body and in his spiritual existence.

Through the first months of the relationship of love, care and union between mother and child, the physical and spiritual existence of the child is developed in a sublime way. In the love between mother and child, the physical world is joined together with the highest form of spiritual love. It is a melting together and a symbiosis between mother and child. That is why the first months are so important for the child, since this period gives the newborn child the essential base for his continued physical and spiritual development. If this first period between mother and child is shortened or is completely omitted, it can become difficult for the child to accept that he had to leave the spiritual plane to enter a body. It can create restlessness in the child, but it is also possible to heal this lack later in life.  

When a mother lovingly takes care of her child, the light from their root chakras are melting together and their energies are joined together, so that the tie to the physical body that the child needs is strengthened and makes the separation from the spiritual plane easier for the child. 

2. Sensations – Feelings, Sexuality and Satisfaction  

The second chakra or level of awareness is called Sensations. It is placed three centimeters below the navel. Sensations is the center for feelings and relates to social needs, sensuality, sexuality, satisfaction and melting together with another person. It relates to feelings of anger, fear, sorrow and sympathy.

Sensations also relates to the ability to feel sympathy and being emotionally connected with other people.  

The second level of awareness is about psychological issues in relation to other people, for example parents, family and friends. It relates to liberating oneself from parents in order to grow up to an integrated, independent and whole individual.

Sensations start to develop from 3 to 7 years of age.

The second level of awareness is focused on the needs of the individual, which primarily are governed by emotions.

The second level of awareness also relates to the relation between food, sex and emotional issues.

People who have been let down by other people often have problems trusting others. This creates a defensive attitude and keeping people at a distance, which relates to the second level of awareness.   

3. Power – Vitality, Strength and Self-Sufficiency  

The third chakra or level of awareness is called Power. It is placed in the area around the solar plexus. Power relates to psychological issues like power, strength, self-respect and self-sufficiency.

The third level of awareness is about developing a trust in our ego in order to be able to direct and control our life.  

The power chakra is the center of the ego. It is about control, power and dominance over other people. A person who is on the level of awareness of power wants to change other people, but he does not want to change himself.

The power chakra is usually activated around 7-10 years of age. Children begin to become occupied with competition, achievement and to show their accomplishments around this age.

The power chakra also means to develop concrete logical and rational thinking, which primarily focus on one’s own needs, winning and self-sufficiency.

The power chakra relates to the outer world. It relates to the inner man, to the surface and periphery of our consciousness.

Ordinary relationships are often power relationships, which mean a fight and struggle between my needs and the needs of the partner. Often the two partners in a power relationship have the same strength in order to learn to develop their power through struggle and fighting. Strength and aloneness are also two sides of the same coin, two aspects of the same phenomenon, and fear of expressing our strength is often a fear of aloneness, of being abandoned, and of not being loved and accepted.

Acting aggressively has its roots in fear, judgments and insecurity. Violence and aggressiveness is about control and dominance over another person. To judge and to love are two sides of the same coin. Judgments about another person are really about ourselves. When we stop judging others and ourselves, our hearts opens. The heart is a healer that transforms fear to love, judgments to acceptance and separation to wholeness. The heart heals.

The society is created out of the ego, and the need of the ego to create a hierarchy of power, status, respect, position, norms, roles and conformity. Many people in the West lives in the power chakra, and is occupied with competing with others to prove that they are somebody important, and finding their place in the hierarchy.  

During the 20th Century, the psychological development level of humanity has been on the awareness level of the power chakra. The focus of humanity has been on power, dominance, position, status, money and control over energy resources. We are technologically advanced and the technology governs the development of the society, but this technology is at the same time destroying the earth. Energy resources are also distinguishing issues in the power balance between countries.  

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy. Chakras also relate to working with people and the third level of awareness relates to working individually with people.  

On the third level of awareness, a person begins to ask himself the question: “Who am I?” He comes to a point in his psychological development when his drama, defenses and self-sufficiency no longer works, and he begins to search for something more. But what? He may not know what he is really searching, but there is a feeling of dissatisfaction, a lack of meaning, and an inner need to be in contact with himself, with other people and with life, in a more true, meaningful and real way. This is what Indian mystics have called “The dark night of the soul”. It is when the endless desires of the ego and the rewards of the outer world are no longer satisfying. The outer world seems dark and empty, and when he turns within himself to the inner world; it is also dark and empty. This is the point in a person’s development when he realizes that real power is love and compassion.

Power and strength is like a sharp sword. It can be used either for destructive or creative purposes. It takes awareness to learn to use the strength in a loving and creative way.   

4. The heart – Unconditional Love and Acceptance  

The forth chakra or level of awareness is the human heart. The heart relates to unconditional love and acceptance both for others and ourselves. It relates to qualities of empathy, joy, acceptance, trust, intuition, understanding, compassion, playfulness, healing, friendship, sincerity and a feeling of unity in love.

The heart chakra is the center in a system of seven chakras. The heart is the golden bridge, where the physical and spiritual worlds meet.

The heart is the most important chakra. The heart is the base for spiritual growth. It is the seed for unconditional love, for the inner capacity to feel love for all and everything.

Love is the create aspect of life. Societies that only emphasize intellectual and academic education create spiritually challenged people.

The heart is the golden key to the greatness of being a human being. It is through the human heart that mankind has made the greatest achievements. The human heart is the only way to save mankind out of the present situation in the world.  

Humanity as a whole is in-between the power chakra and the heart in its psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity.

The power chakra relates to the ego and the outer world. The power chakra relates to the inner man. The heart is the door to the inner world. The heart is the river between the inner and outer self, between the ego and the inner being, the authentic self. The heart is the door to the inner woman, the meditative quality within, the inner source of healing and wholeness.

The open heart is like a fountain, which no longer make any distinction between “I love you – I do not love you”. The open heart does not any longer make any distinction between friends and enemies. The open heart is open both for others and ourselves. The open heart is unconditional love.

When there is a genuine love between two people, there is a natural will to give, instead of demanding.  

When our heart is closed, it can create a lonely and isolated feeling together with an attitude of: “Nobody loves me” or “Nobody cares about me, which can make it difficult for other people to love us.

Many people live without really being in contact with their own heart. They live without really being in contact with themselves. Their energy goes from the power chakra and makes a detour around the heart, and goes straight up to the Communication chakra. 

During a period in my life, I felt that relationships with people just ended up in problems. I felt that relationships sooner or later ended up in a ditch. The two people in my life that I thought were my real friends, who I thought loved me and who I thought I could trust, had let me down. During this period I consciously decided to close my heart for a while. It surprised me when I realized that this is actually the way that many people live, without even being aware about what they are missing in their lives. This makes them emotionally and spiritually challenged. It leaves them without emphatic ability, without ability to understand either themselves or other people. It also leaves them without contact with their intuition, with their true inner voice, with their inner source of love, truth and wisdom. Instead they live their lives out of ideas, ideologies, and are directed from without themselves by other people and outer forces. Because of the lack of love in their lives, which would be really fulfilling, they seek a substitute instead in respect, status, fame, money, power and position.

The heart relates to developing abstract logical and rational thinking. The heart is also about developing empathy, the capacity to understand the situation of another person, and to see beyond our own needs and understand the needs of another person.

The level of awareness of a person also relates to how a person eats. On the level of awareness of the heart, a person becomes attracted to simple vegetarian food. This is also a help for the continued spiritual growth. It is like tuning our inner instrument.

Blocks in the heart chakra manifest itself as heart problems, a decreased immune system, and a lack of empathy and compassion.

Healing is pure love. The human heart is a healer, which heals both others and ourselves.

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy. Chakras also relate to working with people and the fourth level of awareness relates to working with groups of people. To work with groups of people, the therapist needs to have achieved the level of awareness of the heart. The therapist needs to be available with a quality of presence and heartfulness to be able to work with a group of people in a relaxed way.  

Intuition is a function of the heart. Intuition is our true inner voice, our constant available inner source of love, truth and wisdom, the silent voice of Existence within. Through the intuition, we are in contact with Existence. Our heart is the door to how much we can allow life to guide us, instead of being directed by our ideas, attitudes and learned concepts of how things should be.

The human heart has both an active and outgoing quality, and a receptive and ingoing quality. The outgoing quality of the heart is active love, and the ingoing quality of the heart is to allow both ourselves and others to love us.  

A beautiful friend of mine once told me that she had a reading of her heart chakra, and that she was told that her heart chakra had the quality of a faithful and trusting dog. She was very cute when she told me this with a slightly ironical tone. She would probably have preferred to have a heart chakra with a more challenging, mysterious and adventurous quality.  

Our heart is the door to allow Existence to guide us. Our heart is the door to surrender to life. Our heart is the door to our inner being, to the inner world. When we begin to open our heart, we realize that we are a part of life, a part of the Whole.  

Above the heart, we need a teacher and a guide. It is somebody who “knows”, who has walked further on the path than us, and who can guide, encourage and inspire us. There is an Indian saying: “When the disciple is ready, the teacher appears”.   

5. Communication – Learning to Be Creative 

The fifth chakra or level of awareness is called Communication. It is placed in the throat. Communication is related to creativity and the capacity to communicate. It is about recognizing our creative potential, and its function is creativity and communication both in relation to ourselves and to other people.

On the fifth level of awareness, we begin to develop the second life area Creativity.

The fifth level of awareness is also called Creative center, since a healing process occurs when we bring things from within ourselves out in the light and share it with others. When our Communication chakra is closed, the result can instead become confusion and a lack of distance to ourselves.

On the fifth level of awareness, we become like a comedian. We begin to discover a humor, awareness and a distance to our personality, to our thoughts, feelings and psychological attitudes. We begin to be able to laugh at ourselves and to take success and failure with a laugh.

On the development level of the Communication chakra, our love becomes more and more meditative.

On the fifth level of awareness, we realize that we are not the physical body. We are not identified any longer with the body.

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy. Chakras also relate to working with people and the fifth chakra relates to working with large groups of people. The focus of working with people on the fifth level of awareness changes from the nation to the whole world, to the whole planet. Eric Rolf, international therapist and consultant, author of the book Soul Medicine and a precious friend of mine since many years, described this as being a global personality.

A country that has developed the fifth level of awareness focuses on equality, where issues like injustice, racism and socio-economic rifts in society need to be solved.

The more aspects of our being that we develop, the richer and more creative our life becomes.  

6. Vision – Learning to Know Our Self  

The sixth chakra or level of awareness is called vision. It is placed in the middle of the eyebrows. It is also called the third eye. The theme for this chakra is to dissolve the feeling of being a separate “I” and to unidentify ourselves with the ego.

When the sixth level of awareness is not developed, there is still identification with the ego, with the separate “I”, and a feeling of separation from Existence.

On the sixth level of awareness we stand on the threshold of physical existence, where all duality and opposite tendencies, for example masculine and feminine, light and darkness, intellect and intuition and life and death, begins to dissolve and disappear. Through awareness and understanding, we can see beyond the personality to our inner being, to our essence and authentic self. We discover the inner being, the silent place within ourselves, which is the inner watcher of the drama of the outer life, and where nothing ever happens. 

The physical body manifests the duality of life and of opposite tendencies through two pair of legs, arms, ears and eyes, while the position of the third eye indicates the dissolution of the duality of life.  

On the sixth level of awareness, meditation becomes a thirst in our heart and being. It is a thirst after truth. It is also on the sixth level of awareness that we begin to develop the third life area Meditation.

When we begin to open the third eye, our thirst and commitment increases to discover our inner being, to understand the ultimate mystery of life, and to become one with Whole.  

I remember an insight that taught me much about life. One day I felt that I had everything that I really wanted in life. I had a creative and meaningful work as a therapist and course leader, I had a relationship with a beautiful woman, who I loved and who loved me, I had friends that I trusted, and I had money to do what I wanted. But in spite of all this, I still had a feeling that there was something missing in my life. I was not satisfied. The thirst and longing in my heart was still searching for something more. It made me realize that the deepest pain in my heart was that I was still separated from the Whole, and that no relationships and things outside of myself could ease this pain.  

On the development level of the Vision chakra, love is no longer a relationship. Love becomes a presence and a quality of our being. Love becomes a natural quality in our aura. It is no longer a question of loving a certain person, we simply are love. We are unconditional love.  

The sixth level of awareness also relates to ordinary logical thinking with capacity to handle a lot of facts and information. The sixth level of awareness is also the center for intuition and awareness. It relates to a specific form of intuition, which is called clairvoyance. Clairvoyance means clear seeing and is described in Patanjalis book Yoga Sutras as one of the siddhis or psychic powers that a devoted meditator develops. Clairvoyance is a form of intuition, which is not limited in time and space. Through clairvoyance we can remember past lives, which can help us understand unconscious psychological patterns from past lives, and give us a broader perspective of life.

Another psychic quality that is developed on the sixth level of awareness is a telepathic perception and sensitivity, which gives us the insight that no man is an island in the ocean of consciousness. We are all parts of the same whole, we are all small individual rivers on our way towards the same ocean and on the inner plane we are continuously in contact with each other.

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy and chakras also relates to working with people. On the fifth level of awareness, the focus expanded to include the planet. On the sixth level of awareness, the focus expands from the planet to include the cosmos.

Blocks in the vision chakra manifest as problems with the eyes.

The difference between an artist that has developed his creativity to the awareness level of Communication, and a mystic on the awareness level of Vision, is that the artist has both his eyes focused outwards to the outer world, while the mystic has one eye focused outwards to the outer world, and one eye focused inwards to the inner world. An artist is not a mystic, but a mystic can also be an artist.  

7. Unity – Opening to Universal Consciousness  

The seventh chakra or level of awareness is called Unity. It is also called The Crown Chakra. It is placed on top of the head. Unity relates to opening to universal consciousness, to receive the ultimate wisdom.

The seventh level of awareness relates to learning to know God. It relates to truth, unconditional love, to enlightenment and to the experience of being one with the Whole.

The experience of the seventh chakra is an experience beyond words. It is an experience of joy and freedom beyond words. It is to be everything and nothing at the same time. It is to discover that we have really never been separated from life. It is to be in a deep unity and harmony with Existence. Our separate little individual river has finally joined with the ocean of consciousness, with the Whole.

When we have begun to open the seventh chakra, the thousand petalled lotus flower opens. We have learnt the lesson of life. Our inner tree has given fruit. We have become spiritually mature.

The word ”religion” originally means ”to return to the source”. It means to rediscover the contact with our inner being, with the source of life within ourselves. The deepest pain in our heart is that we are disconnected from our inner being, that we are separated from life. The deepest thirst and longing in our heart is to return to our being, where we are one with life.

The goal of meditation is enlightenment. In the depth of our being, we are already enlightened. We are an inseparable part of Existence, but we have forgotten our true nature. We have forgotten our inner Buddha. Meditation is the way to discover our inner being, our authentic self, our inner Buddha. Enlightenment is the fruit of meditation. It is to realize the highest attainment in human consciousness. It is to climb the inner Mount Everest.  

I was 9 years old when I had my first glimpse of wholeness. It was early Christmas morning and I was standing in my pajamas in the living room, and looked out of the large windows. Outside the windows, white snowflakes effortlessly and slowly singled down towards a silent, snow-clad landscape. Suddenly I was filled with a feeling of being one with the slowly dancing snowflakes, one with the silent landscape. I did not understand then that this was my first taste of meditation, but it created a deep thirst and longing in my heart to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.  

Each human being is unique; each human being contains a divine spark, an aspect of God. We are much more than we think we are. The mystery of life is that it is impossible to understand, but we can live life. We can never really understand life, but we can become one with life. We can become one with the dance of life, one with the ultimate mystery of life.

I had a magical day during one Sunday when I walked out in nature. On the outside this day just consisted of taking a walk out in the beautiful sunny weather and cleaning my apartment, but on the inside everything suddenly changed. When I walked out in nature in the sunny weather, there was suddenly a silent explosion within me, and my whole perception of reality changed. In a single moment, everything changed – although nothing on the outside had really changed. Everything on the outside was exactly as before, but my way of seeing had changed. The difference was that before I did not see, and now I could see. My eyes were open. Suddenly I was one with everything, one with the stones, one with the trees, and one with the people that I meet on my walk. My heart danced with joy together with a feeling of: ”I am God”. Not that I am the creator of everything, but that I am part of the whole, part of the divine. It felt like coming home, that Existence is my home. I saw that even if the people that I meet did not understand that they are a part of the Whole, they still are a part of the Whole. I felt the waves of Existence in my own heart and being, and I felt like a small wave in a great ocean. It gave me a taste of the eternal, a taste of the limitless and boundless source of creativity. In just a few moments, I learnt more than during 20 years in university. Wisdom is basically the understanding that we are all a part of the Whole. We are all small rivers moving towards the ocean. I laughed at the fact that enlightenment is really our innate birthright, and that small children already lives in this mystical unity with the Whole.  

This unity with the Whole does not mean that our unique individuality disappears. It means that the richer our life experience is, and the more qualities of our being that we have developed, the richer the quality of our enlightenment becomes.  

When we realize that we are one with life, the world becomes our home. We are at home everywhere. 

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Swami Dhyan Giten’s Christmas Message 2014: The Silent Revolution of the Heart – The Challenge for the 21st Century

 

THE SILENT REVOLUTION
OF THE HEART
– The Challenge for the 21st Century

– From Fear to Love,
from Darkness to Light and
from Separation to Wholeness
Swami Dhyan Giten
Right now it seems like the world is crumbling, and there is chaos all over the world. But the change from the old world order, from the old level of consciousness of ego, power and control is happening, and it creates the silent revolution of the heart, it creates the change to the new level of consciousness of the heart.
Right now, the dark and destructive people of the world, who trie to hold on the old world order of ego, power and control, are trying to create a conflict between Europe and Russia in order to create a third world war. By lying, they try to manipulate the world into supporting another war – like they did in Iraq and Syria. The truth is that they have themselves created the conflict in Syria, and the so-called “rebels” in Syria is CIA-agents – and now they try to use this situation to create another war.
It is high time for the citizens of the world to wake up and embrace that the challenge for the 21st century is the silent revolution of the heart. Love is the only answer.

The challenge for the 21st century is The Silent Revolution of the Heart. It is not a revolution within an organization or a land in the traditional sense with violence, madness and blood shed. It is a revolution in human consciousness.

The Silent Revolution of the Heart is an inner revolution from fear to love, from darkness to light and from separation to wholeness.

In society today there exists a deep split between the inner and outer world, between intellect and intuition, between male and female qualities, between rest and activity and between outer knowledge and inner wisdom. There is a rapid technological development in the society, but we seem to forget the most important factor: our self.

Humanity as a whole is in-between power and the heart in its psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. The next step for humanity as a whole is to realize that real power is love and compassion.

The power chakra is the centre of the ego, the separated sense of “I”. The power chakra is about control, power and dominance over other people. A person who is on the development level of the power chakra wants to change other people, but he does not want to change himself.

Ordinary relationships are often power relationships, which is a fight and struggle between the partners needs and mine. Often the partner in a power relationship has the same strength to develop the power chakra.

The society is created out of the ego, and the need of the ego to create a hierarchy with power, status, respect, position, norms, roles and conformity. Many people in the West live in the power chakra, and are occupied with competing with others, to prove that they are somebody important, and finding their place in the hierarchy.

During the 20th Century has the psychological development level of humanity been on the awareness level of the power chakra. The focus of humanity has been on power, dominance, position, money and control over energy resources. We are technologically developed and this technology governs the development of the society, but this technology is at the same time destroying the earth. Energy resources are also a distinguishing theme in the power balance between countries.

Acting aggressively has its roots in fear, judgments and insecurity. Violence and aggressiveness is about control and dominance over another person. To judge and to be loving is two sides of the same coin. Judgments about another person are really about yourself. When we stop judging others and ourselves, our hearts opens. The heart is a healer that transforms fear to love, judgments to acceptance and separation to wholeness. The heart heals.

The 21st century means an inner awakening. It means a time to grow up. Many people talk about spirituality, meditation and inner development but it does not seem to change their lives. Our spiritual development depends on our commitment to our own development. We can use our free will to take on the challenge of life to grow or we can choose not to grow. This is the freedom that life gives us and it our own responsibility, but it seems that it is few people that accept life’s challenge to grow.

The 21st century represents a choice between the separation of ego and the vision of the heart. The silent revolution of the heart is a shift in human consciousness from the short-sighted perspective of the ego of “me” and “mine” to the focus of the heart on love and the needs of the other. It is a shift in consciousness from the short-sighted separation of the ego to the vision of the heart.

When we follow the way of the ego, the path of endless desires, it leads to struggle, conflict, exhaustion and separation from the Whole. The way of the heart is about learning to listen to our heart, to our inner source of love, joy, truth and wisdom. It is to be in a deep harmony with Existence.

When our heart is closed it creates an isolated and lonely feeling together with the attitude: “Nobody loves me”, “nobody cares about me” and “life is a struggle”, which makes us not see the love that is all around us.

A silent revolution of the heart happens when we start to care about another person, and it is a joy to put the needs of the other person before our own needs. It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to develop the sensitivity and awareness that makes us care about another person. The heart operates from the premises: I am responsible and only love works.

Love is to eat pizza with our beloved partner even though we hate pizza.

Our heart is the door to unconditional love both for ourselves and others. Our heart is really always open, but our judgments about ourselves and others keep it closed. When we stop judging ourselves and others, our heart begins to open. The way to healing is to learn to love and accept ourselves unconditionally. It means to embrace both our positive and negative sides with love and understanding. It means to learn to love everything that we find within ourselves.

We have been taught to love others, but not to love ourselves. But how can we love others without loving ourselves? The ABC of love is that we first need to learn to love ourselves before we can love anybody else.

Trust is a prerequisite for love. Without trust, love is without depth. It is like a plastic flower, instead of an alive, fresh and fragrant rose. Even if some people will let us down and make us sad and disappointed, it is no reason to let it undermine our basic trust in life. It is better to allow some people to let us down than not allow our basic trust in life to develop. Many people are so sleeping and unconscious that they really do not know what they are doing. They make us disappointed even if they do not really mean to. Even if we feel hurt, disillusioned and disappointed with people, see if you can give them love and understanding. A criterion for spiritual growth is that we begin to give love, rather than needing love.

Exactly as the rhythm of in-breathes and out-breathes of the physical body, the heart has also two poles: to give love and to receive love. Certain people are easier to give love to and other people are easier to be open to receive love. But to allow our love to become whole, we need to learn both to give love and to receive love.

Animals are great teachers in friendship and unconditional love. One of my course participants commented in a course, “I prefer animals before people, because animals cannot hurt me in the same way that people can. I myself still find it difficult to really trust that I am loved as I am. Even if I am aware about this, there is still a small part of myself that wants to contract, and which does not really trust that I am loved as I am and that life takes care of me. I find it easier to be present for others than to allow others to be present for me.”

Love and fear are two sides of the same coin. In the absence of love fear arises. In the light of love fear disappears, like when you turn the light on in a dark room. Fear is a contraction of our life energy together with an attitude of loneliness and isolation. Love creates an expansion of our life energy together with a feeling of love, joy and belongingness.

Love is the strongest power there is. There is no stronger force than love. Love is pure magic. Love transforms people without really doing anything. The sheer presence of love transforms people. There is nothing more holy than love, since love makes people whole.

Love accepts a person as he is. Love creates the freedom, which allows a person to be himself. Love creates the relaxation, which allows a person to relax into his inner being, into his authentic self. Love allows us to appreciate the beautiful being that we already are. Love allows a person to discover his true individuality.

Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is a quality of our inner being. It is to discover the source of love deep within ourselves, which is our true nature.

In the depth of our heart, we already know that we are perfect as we are. In the depth of our inner being, we already know that life is perfect as it is.

It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to understand that we are not separate from life. We begin to understand that we are not small separate islands in a large ocean, but that life is one and that we are all small parts of the same whole. It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to understand what is important and meaningful in life. We begin to understand that life is about sharing, rather than hoarding, that life is about giving, rather than taking.

It is when we open our heart that we discover a sense of unity in love with other people, with the trees, with nature, with the sea and with the blue sky.

This is the silent revolution of the heart.

The human heart is the solution to the problems of the world.

The human heart contains all the answers.

The human heart has the capacity to expand and embrace the whole earth.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
SWAMI DHYAN GITEN,
spiritual teacher and best-selling author of Meditationens Sång – Om meditation, relationer och andlig kreativitet (Swedish edition, Solrosens forlag, 2001), Presence – Working from Within: The Psychology of Being (Lulu.com, 2011) and The Language of Silence: From Darkness to Light (Lulu.com, 2013)
Comments on Giten
“I am deeply impressed by Giten’s profeties. Such a clear sighted spirituality in combination with a historic insight – is very rare.
 
Furthermore, Giten do not walk in fear!”
 

– Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics, international researcher in climate change, representative for The Swedish Energy Commission to China, consultant at the Swedish think tank Skogsa

Fragrance from the Inner: Giten Lectures in Swedish and English for Free Download

Giten, foto, gul tröja, sittande på gren
Fragrance from the Inner:
Giten Lectures in Swedish and English
 for free download on YouTube
and Grooveshark
“The words are not important,
what is important is the
silence beyond the words.
 
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
Giten’s lectures works on two levels, on two dimensions: the words and the silence beyond the words.
 
You can use Giten’s lectures as a meditation to tune into the source, to a new dimension.
Lotta Hallin, a participant in Satsang with Giten in Stockholm, wrote a mail to Giten some time ago saying that she felt a need to record Giten’s lectures during Satsang to be able to listen to them again. 
 
She writes: “Giten manages to deliver so much wisdom and interesting information in a short while during Satsang that I want to save everything, and put in a little shrine for further contemplation.”
 
In cooperation with Emanuel Sjogren, talented musician, composer and student of Giten since 6 years, Giten’s lectures during Satsang are now being been recorded live. These lectures are now made available for free download on YouTube and Grooveshark.
Giten lectures in Swedish
Music from the World of Giten
Giten’s first recorded lecture in Swedish on The Way of the Heart: The Three Levels of Love – Sex, Love and Prayer is now available on YouTube together with pictures and beautiful music from the world of Giten.
The Giten lectures are accompanied by original composed music by Emanuel Sjoberg, musician, composer and student of Giten since 6 years, which is music from the world of Giten.
The music is performed by a string quartet of musicians trained in Classical music.
The title of the music for the Giten lecture “Tantra – The Way of the Heart” in Swedish on YouTube is Cling’n Let go. Time: 4 minutes.
Musicians
1st violin: Johanna Karlsson
2nd violin: Fredrik Hedberg
Cello: Klara Skogqvist
Listen to the lecture and the music at YouTube:
 
“The most beautiful lecture that I have heard.”
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm
Two additional Giten lectures in Swedish are available for free download on Grooveshark, where Giten lectures about Tantra and Meditation and The third chakra: Power 
 
Tantra and Meditation


The third chakra: Power

Giten lectures in English
One Giten lecture in English are currently available, where Giten lectures on Intuition – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wisdom
 
Intuition – The Inner Source of Love, Truth and Wisdom:
http://grooveshark.com/profile/Swami+Dhyan+Giten/26680240
 

“Gitens voice is really like music, which the meaning of his name also hints about.”

 
– Emanuel Sjogren, musician and student of Giten since 5 years
 
Giten’s name means “Song of Meditation”.

Spring Always Comes: Satsang with Giten during the spring in Stockholm

SATSANG

with

SPRING ALWAYS COMES
 

Satsang with Giten continues during the spring on
Thursdays in Stockholm
“Giten gave me life back. An awakening. I have seen the beauty in life, and I know that that this is the way.

I like Giten a lot. He is fantastic. The presence and impact he has on people. His wisdom and humor.”
– Lotta Hallin, Stockholm
 
Satsang with Giten continues during the Spring on Thursdays in Stocholm 19.00 PM-21.00 PM.
April 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22 maj.
150 SEK, 15 EUR
information and registration:swami.dhyan.giten@gmail.com
On the Satsang evening on April 17, Giten lectured about the two types of love, ordinary love and being-love, and about the four indications of love. The Satsang evening ended with 30 minutes of silent Satsang, where a deep silence developed.
The lecture was recorded live and will be available for free download.
During Satsang on Thursday, April 2, Giten was attacked with aggressiveness and judgemental projections in a planned attack by two persons. This attack on Giten was basically about power, which was like going from light to darkness in Satsang.
Power is a crucial pont in all spiritual movements – and power is an almost constant unconscious state in politics, business and in society at large.
This attack lowered Giten’s level of joy, satisfaction and creativity, which made Satsang take a pause on Thursday, April 10. Giten also discussed this attack with the Satsang participant Toshen, whose immediate response was: “Continue with Satsang. You are doing a great work.”
Toshen also commented that spiritual movements need to go beyond power conflicts to be able to work for the light. She also said that this attack on Giten was only ridicolous.
Giten felt that it would be a mistake to allow this power attack to affect Satsang, since Satsang is needed in these transformative times in the world, which is about a shift from power to heart, from ego to light.
Hello Giten! I just wanted to send this mail and thank you for your newsletters, and wish you all luck in your continued work with the light of love.
You do a fantastic pioneer work when you show people the way!”
Par Wahlstrom, healer and author of The Magic of Love

Satsang with Swami Dhyan Giten, February, 12, in Stockholm: The World

Ny Giten-bild från Akasha

SATSANG

with

Giten

February, 12, in Stockholm
 
“The hardest time in this world
is for the sensitive and
intelligent people.”

– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
“Society destroys your individuality,
your soul.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten 
 
“It is not possible to change the world,
the world will always be in chaos.
The only thing you can do is to change yourself,
to find the silence within yourself.”
 
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
 
“Society is not interested in your happiness,
society wants obedient and efficient machines,
who work for 8 hours a day, and then goes home to
sleep to get up again the next morning for work.”
 
– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
 
 
“Evil happens when people do not
take responsiblity for themselves and their actions.
Society’s army of obedient bureaucrats do not take any
responsibility for their actions. They just follow orders,
and do not take any responsiblity for the consequences
for other people.”
 
– Swami Dhyan Giten

“Satsang with Giten is a rich and warm emptiness.” 
Lotta Hallin, Stockholm

“Giten is doing a great work with Satsang. I trust that Giten knows what he is doing in Satsang.
I hope he will also be doing longer Satsang courses and retreats.”

– Toshen

“So much things is happening fast in Satsang.”

– Lotta Hallin

“There seems to be happening a lot with everybody in Satsang.”

– Toshen

Giten began the Satsang on February, 12, by lecturing on Tantra and Meditation as an introduction to the 1-day Satsang Intensive on Saturday, February, 15. One participant commented that it was the most beautiful lecture that she had heard. This introduction is reserved for the participants in the 1-day Satsang Intensive, but the lecture was recorded and will be available later on for download and on CD.
Giten continued to lecture on Power, the third chakra and level of consciousness. Giten also talked about The Silent Revolution of the Heart: The Challenge for the 21 st Century, which is the global transformation and evolution from the third chakra to the fourth chakra, the heart that is happening during the 21st century. A transcript of the lecture is enclosed below.
Both lectures was recorded live, and will be available for download and on CD. 
The lecture was followed by 10 minutes of silent Satsang.

3. Power

– Vitality, Strength, Self-respect

and Self-Sufficiency

The third chakra or level of awareness is called Power. It is placed in the area around the solar plexus. Power relates to psychological issues like power, strength, self-respect and self-sufficiency.

The third level of awareness is about developing a trust in our ego in order to be able to direct and control our life.

The power chakra is the center of the ego. It is about control, power and dominance over other people. A person who is on the level of awareness of power wants to change other people, but he does not want to change himself.

The power chakra is usually activated around 7-10 years of age. Children begin to become occupied with competition, achievement and to show their accomplishments around this age.

The power chakra also means to develop concrete logical and rational thinking, which primarily focus on one’s own needs, winning and self-sufficiency.

The power chakra relates to the outer world. It relates to the inner man, to the surface and periphery of our consciousness.

Ordinary relationships are often power relationships, which means a fight and struggle between my needs and the needs of the partner. Often the two partners in a power relationship has the same strength in order to learn to develop their power through struggle and fighting.

Strength and aloneness are also two sides of the same coin, two aspects of the same phenomenon, and fear of expressing our strength is often a fear of aloneness, of being abandoned, and of not being loved and accepted.

Acting aggressively has its roots in fear, judgments and insecurity. Violence and aggressiveness is about control and dominance over another person. To judge and to love is two sides of the same coin. Judgments about another person are really about ourselves. When we stop judging others and ourselves, our hearts opens. The heart is a healer that transforms fear to love, judgments to acceptance and separation to wholeness. The heart heals.

The society is created out of the ego, and the need of the ego to create a hierarchy of power, status, respect, position, norms, roles and conformity. Many people in the West lives in the power chakra, and is occupied with competing with others to prove that they are somebody important, and finding their place in the hierarchy.

During the 20th Century, the psychological development level of humanity has been on the awareness level of the power chakra. The focus of humanity has been on power, dominance, position, status, money and control over energy resources. We are technologically advanced and the technology governs the development of the society, but this technology is at the same time destroying the earth. Energy resources are also distinguishing issues in the power balance between countries.

Working with people is basically a question of presence, awareness and energy. Chakras also relate to working with people and the third level of awareness relates to working individually with people.

On the third level of awareness, a person begins to ask himself the question: “Who am I?” He comes to a point in his psychological development when his drama, defenses and self-sufficiency no longer works, and he begins to search for something more. But what? He may not know what he is really searching, but there is a feeling of dissatisfaction, a lack of meaning, and an inner need to be in contact with himself, with other people and with life, in a more true, meaningful and real way. This is what Indian mystics have called“The dark night of the soul”. It is when the endless desires of the ego and the rewards of the outer world are no longer satisfying. The outer world seems dark and empty, and when he turns within himself to the inner world, it is also dark and empty. This is the point in a person’s development when he realizes that real power is love and compassion.

Power and strength is like a sharp sword. It can be used either for destructive or creative purposes. It takes awareness to learn to use the strength in a loving and creative way.

An over active power chakra leads to:

A dominant and demanding attitude, a judgmental attitude, controlling, perfectionism, criticism, rigidity, stubbornness and a workaholic mentality.

An under active power chakra leads to:

Depression, a low self-confidence and self trust, indifference, apathy and hopelessness, confusion, an inability to take decisions, bad judgment, a need for outer recognition and appreciation, a feeling of isolation, a mentality of putting blame on other people, a victim mentality and a fear of failure.

 

A balanced power chakra leads to:

A respect for oneself and other people, competence, spontaneity, creativity, openness and expression, a trust in one’s own strength without need to show it unless needed, intelligence, self-confidence, flexibility and ability to make clear decisions.  

The Silent Revolution of the Heart
– The Challenge for the 21st Century

The challenge for the 21st century is The Silent Revolution of the Heart. It is not a revolution within an organization or a land in the traditional sense with violence, madness and blood shed. It is a revolution in human consciousness.

The Silent Revolution of the Heart is an inner revolution from fear to love, from darkness to light and from separation to wholeness.

In society today there exists a deep split between the inner and outer world, between intellect and intuition, between male and female qualities, between rest and activity and between outer knowledge and inner wisdom. There is a rapid technological development in the society, but we seem to forget the most important factor: our self.

Humanity as a whole is in-between power and the heart in its psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. The next step for humanity as a whole is to realize that real power is love and compassion.

The power chakra is the centre of the ego, the separated sense of “I”. The power chakra is about control, power and dominance over other people. A person who is on the development level of the power chakra wants to change other people, but he does not want to change himself.

Ordinary relationships are often power relationships, which is a fight and struggle between the partners needs and mine. Often the partner in a power relationship has the same strength to develop the power chakra.

The society is created out of the ego, and the need of the ego to create a hierarchy with power, status, respect, position, norms, roles and conformity. Many people in the West live in the power chakra, and are occupied with competing with others, to prove that they are somebody important, and finding their place in the hierarchy.

During the 20th Century has the psychological development level of humanity been on the awareness level of the power chakra? The focus of humanity has been on power, dominance, position, money and control over energy resources. We are technologically developed and this technology governs the development of the society, but this technology is at the same time destroying the earth. Energy resources are also a distinguishing theme in the power balance between countries.

Acting aggressively has its roots in fear, judgments and insecurity. Violence and aggressiveness is about control and dominance over another person. To judge and to be loving is two sides of the same coin. Judgments about another person are really about yourself. When we stop judging others and ourselves, our hearts opens. The heart is a healer that transforms fear to love, judgments to acceptance and separation to wholeness. The heart heals.

The 21st century means an inner awakening. It means a time to grow up. Many people talk about spirituality meditation and inner development but it does not seem to change their lives. Our spiritual development depends on our commitment to our own development. We can use our free will to take on the challenge of life to grow or we can choose not to grow. This is the freedom that life gives us and it our own responsibility, but it seems that it is few people that accept life’s challenge to grow.

The 21st century represents a choice between the separation of ego and the vision of the heart. The silent revolution of the heart is a shift in human consciousness from the short-sighted perspective of the ego of “me” and “mine” to the focus of the heart on love and the needs of the other. It is a shift in consciousness from the short-sighted separation of the ego to the vision of the heart.

When we follow the way of the ego, the path of endless desires, it leads to struggle, conflict, exhaustion and separation from the Whole. The way of the heart is about learning to listen to our heart, to our inner source of love, joy, truth and wisdom. It is to be in a deep harmony with Existence.

When our heart is closed it creates an isolated and lonely feeling together with the attitude: “Nobody loves me”, “nobody cares about me” and “life is a struggle”, which makes us not see the love that is all around us.

A silent revolution of the heart happens when we start to care about another person, and it is a joy to put the needs of the other person before our own needs. It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to develop the sensitivity and awareness that makes us care about another person. The heart operates from the premises: I am responsible and only love works.

– Swami Dhyan Giten
 
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Swami Dhyan Giten: The Silent Revolution of the Heart – The Challenge for the 21st Century

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From Fear to Love, 

from Darkness to Light

and from Separation to Wholeness
 
An excerpt from Swami Dhyan Giten’s book “Presence – Working from within. The Psychology of Being” (Lulu.com, 2012) 
 
The challenge for the 21st century is The Silent Revolution of the Heart. It is not a revolution within an organization or a land in the traditional sense with violence, madness and blood shed. It is a revolution in human consciousness.
In society today there exists a deep split between the inner and outer world, between intellect and intuition, between male and female qualities, between rest and activity and between outer knowledge and inner wisdom. There is a rapid technological development in the society, but we seem to forget the most important factor: our self.
Humanity as a whole is in-between power and the heart in its psychological and spiritual development process towards spiritual maturity. The next step for humanity as a whole is to realize that real power is love and compassion.The power chakra is the centre of the ego, the separated sense of “I”. The power chakra is about control, power and dominance over other people. A person who is on the development level of the power chakra wants to change other people, but he does not want to change himself.Ordinary relationships are often power relationships, which is a fight and struggle between the partners needs and mine. Often the partner in a power relationship has the same strength to develop the power chakra.The society is created out of the ego, and the need of the ego to create a hierarchy with power, status, respect, position, norms, roles and conformity. Many people in the West live in the power chakra, and are occupied with competing with others, to prove that they are somebody important, and finding their place in the hierarchy.

During the 20th Century has the psychological development level of humanity been on the awareness level of the power chakra? The focus of humanity has been on power, dominance, position, money and control over energy resources. We are technologically developed and this technology governs the development of the society, but this technology is at the same time destroying the earth. Energy resources are also a distinguishing theme in the power balance between countries.

Acting aggressively has its roots in fear, judgments and insecurity. Violence and aggressiveness is about control and dominance over another person. To judge and to be loving is two sides of the same coin. Judgments about another person are really about yourself. When we stop judging others and ourselves, our hearts opens. The heart is a healer that transforms fear to love, judgments to acceptance and separation to wholeness. The heart heals.

The 21st century means an inner awakening. It means a time to grow up. Many people talk about spirituality, meditation and inner development but it does not seem to change their lives. Our spiritual development depends on our commitment to our own development. We can use our free will to take on the challenge of life to grow or we can choose not to grow. This is the freedom that life gives us and it our own responsibility, but it seems that it is few people that accept life’s challenge to grow.

The 21st century represents a choice between the separation of ego and the vision of the heart. The silent revolution of the heart is a shift in human consciousness from the short-sighted perspective of the ego of “me” and “mine” to the focus of the heart on love and the needs of the other. It is a shift in consciousness from the short-sighted separation of the ego to the vision of the heart.

When we follow the way of the ego, the path of endless desires, it leads to struggle, conflict, exhaustion and separation from the Whole. The way of the heart is about learning to listen to our heart, to our inner source of love, joy, truth and wisdom. It is to be in a deep harmony with Existence.

When our heart is closed it creates an isolated and lonely feeling together with the attitude: “Nobody loves me”, “nobody cares about me” and “life is a struggle”, which makes us not see the love that is all around us.

A silent revolution of the heart happens when we start to care about another person, and it is a joy to put the needs of the other person before our own needs. It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to develop the sensitivity and awareness that makes us care about another person. The heart operates from the premises: I am responsible and only love works.

Love is to eat pizza with our beloved partner even though we hate pizza.

Our heart is the door to unconditional love both for ourselves and others. Our heart is really always open, but our judgments about ourselves and others keep it closed. When we stop judging ourselves and others, our heart begins to open. The way to healing is to learn to love and accept ourselves unconditionally. It means to embrace both our positive and negative sides with love and understanding. It means to learn to love everything that we find within ourselves.

We have been taught to love others, but not to love ourselves. But how can we love others without loving ourselves? The ABC of love is that we first need to learn to love ourselves before we can love anybody else.

Trust is a prerequisite for love. Without trust, love is without depth. It is like a plastic flower, instead of an alive, fresh and fragrant rose. Even if some people will let us down and make us sad and disappointed, it is no reason to let it undermine our basic trust in life. It is better to allow some people to let us down than not allow our basic trust in life to develop. Many people are so sleeping and unconscious that they really do not know what they are doing. They make us disappointed even if they do not really mean to. Even if we feel hurt, disillusioned and disappointed with people, see if you can give them love and understanding. A criterion for spiritual growth is that we begin to give love, rather than needing love.

Exactly as the rhythm of in-breathes and out-breathes of the physical body, the heart has also two poles: to give love and to receive love. Certain people are easier to give love to and other people are easier to be open to receive love. But to allow our love to become whole, we need to learn both to give love and to receive love.

Animals are great teachers in friendship and unconditional love. One of my course participants commented in a course, “I prefer animals before people, because animals cannot hurt me in the same way that people can. I myself still find it difficult to really trust that I am loved as I am. Even if I am aware about this, there is still a small part of myself that wants to contract, and which does not really trust that I am loved as I am and that life takes care of me. I find it easier to be present for others than to allow others to be present for me.”

Love and fear are two sides of the same coin. In the absence of love fear arises. In the light of love fear disappears, like when you turn the light on in a dark room. Fear is a contraction of our life energy together with an attitude of loneliness and isolation. Love creates an expansion of our life energy together with a feeling of love, joy and belongingness.

Love is the strongest power there is. There is no stronger force than love. Love is pure magic. Love transforms people without really doing anything. The sheer presence of love transforms people. There is nothing more holy than love, since love makes people whole.

Love accepts a person as he is. Love creates the freedom, which allows a person to be himself. Love creates the relaxation, which allows a person to relax into his inner being, into his authentic self. Love allows us to appreciate the beautiful being that we already are. Love allows a person to discover his true individuality.

Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person; love is a quality of our inner being. It is to discover the source of love deep within ourselves, which is our true nature.

In the depth of our heart, we already know that we are perfect as we are. In the depth of our inner being, we already know that life is perfect as it is.

It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to understand that we are not separate from life. We begin to understand that we are not small separate islands in a large ocean, but that life is one and that we are all small parts of the same whole. It is on the awareness level of the heart that we begin to understand what is important and meaningful in life. We begin to understand that life is about sharing, rather than hoarding, that life is about giving, rather than taking.

It is when we open our heart that we discover a sense of unity in love with other people, with the trees, with nature, with the sea and with the blue sky.

This is the silent revolution of the heart.

The human heart is the solution to the problems of the world.

The human heart contains all the answers.

The human heart has the capacity to expand and embrace the whole earth.

– Swami Dhyan Giten,

Presence – Working from Within
– The Psychology of Being (Lulu.com, 2012)