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Contemporary Society and Powerful Solutions

“Contemporary society has always been suffering from the desire for too much money. And recently the Bulgarian state has issued so many banknotes, but where is the active circulation? There should be effective money. The products of nature, however, are always effective. If there are wheat, fruits, and potatoes – there is culture. Without them there is no culture. Culture is determined by Cosmic Love, sent to us from above. Do not think that the Sun and the other planets do not take part in our lives. The Sun is most of all interested in us and every year it sends a credit of a thousand millions to Bulgaria. If you go to the Sun, you will see that its inhabitants have energy of many thousand millions for the culture of Bulgaria, for Love, for religious beliefs and for spiritual elevation in the Way of Truth. Observing the Sun today with a telescope, we say: ‘The Sun is fire’. I do not agree, because fire is a weak energy. There is energy on the Sun, but it is not fire. It is something more powerful which could not be expressed in words. The Sun is not a hot body, but a body of immense energy.” ~Beinsa Douno

Contemporary Society

Contemporary society suffers from many things, a desire for too much money and wealth being just one of them. Douno talks specifically about Bulgaria because that is where he lived, but it could be anywhere in the world, especially Europe and America.

Bank Notes in Active Circulation

What Douno means when he says there is an abundance of banknotes, but little active circulation is that the central banks in many countries are issuing huge amounts of paper money that is far more than could ever be backed by silver or gold, as money always was until a few decades ago. Now if a government wants more money in circulation, they just ask the bank to print it. It actually has no more real value than Monopoly play money. The value comes in the backing of the governments for the currency. So when governments start to collapse, so does the economy of the nation and other nations that may depend on it.

As for active circulation, the biggest problem there is that we have the super-wealthy who hoard vast amounts of money and wealth just to spite the rest of us. We have television shows where hoarders are treated as someone with an illness, and they are offered help in ending their hoarding. Why is hoarding money an exception? Because money hoarders have a lot of political power. Plus contemporary society doesn’t seem to think hoarding money is an illness as with all other kinds of hoarding. Continue reading “Contemporary Society and Powerful Solutions”

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Sun as Udgitha – the Spiritual Sun

Now the meditation (on the Udgitha) with reference to the gods is described. One should meditate on him who gives heat (i.e. the sun) as Udgitha. Verily, when he rises, he sings aloud for the sake of all creatures. When he rises, he dispels darkness and fear. Verily, he who knows the sun as being endowed with these qualities, Now the meditation (on the Udgitha) with reference to the gods is described. One should meditate on him who gives heat (i.e. the sun) as Udgitha. Verily, when he rises, he sings aloud for the sake of all creatures. When he rises, he dispels darkness and fear. Verily, he who knows the sun as being endowed with these qualities, becomes the dispeller of darkness and (the consequent) fear. … That which is Saman, even that is Udgitha. Therefore, while one neither breathes out nor breathes in, one sings the Udgitha. Therefore whatever other actions require strength, such as the kindling of fire by friction, running a race towards a goal, the bending of a strong bow, are all performed, while one neither breathes out nor breathes in. For this reason one should meditate on Vyana as Udgitha. Now, one should meditate on the syllables of ‘Udgitha’—namely, the syllables ‘ut’, ‘gi’ and ‘tha’. Prāna is ‘ut’, because through Prāna one arises (ut-tisthati). Speech is ‘gi’, because speech is called word (girah). Food is ‘tha’, because upon food all this is established (sthitam). Heaven is ut, the sky is gi, the earth is tha. The sun is ut, the air gi, the fire, tha. … For him, speech yields the milk which is the benefit of speech. And he becomes rich in food; and an eater of food, who knows thus and meditates on the syllables of ‘Udgitha’, namely, ut, gi and tha.” ~Chandogya Upanishad

Him Who Gives Heat

The sun is the one that gives us heat, but it does much more than that. It gives heat, light, and other frequencies of radiation that make it possible for life of various kinds to exist on Earth. On another level not yet recognized by science, the sun acts as a reflector and controller using our thoughts. The thoughts and emotions we transmit hit the sun, are amplified, and reflected back to us. So if those thoughts are mostly violent, we end up with a violent world. If they are mostly fearful, we end up with a world of fear and suspicions. But if we change our thoughts, and send out mostly love and trust, that is the world we will have. And all that is just from the physical sun.

Beyond the physical sun, there is the Spiritual Sun. This is the sun that is important to spiritual people and spiritual teachers. It is this spiritual sun that is being called Udgitha in this Upanishad. This sun doesn’t heat the Earth, it heats the spirits and souls of Man and all life forms on Earth. It is this sun that awakens the soul from the deep, coma-like sleep that it is in when we are born on the material plane of existence.

Dispels Darkness and Fear

The Spiritual Sun dispels darkness by carrying the Light to us. Not light and darkness in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense. Spiritual darkness simply means ignorance of God. Spiritual Light means knowing and understanding God. God is spirit and Light and our true self is also spirit and Light. When we are linked to God and His Light, we are part of the infinite and permanent rather than just temporary physical beings. It is always amazing to spiritual people how much time and money some will spend to add five or ten years to their limited physical life, yet totally ignore their everlasting spiritual life.

The spiritual Sun also dispel fear because one who is awake and knows the truth has nothing to fear. Why fear something that happens to your temporary physical self? When you know that your true Self is spirit, the physical is not that important, and fear disappears.

Sun as Udgitha

As the quote says, we need to see the sun as Udgitha. But what does that mean? How do we see the sun as Udgitha?

First, look at the breakdown of the word in the quote. It is saying that when we say the sun is Udgitha, we are saying that the sun is energy, food, and The Word. In other words, the Spiritual Sun, or more accurately, the Light from that sun energizes the soul, feeds it with Divine energy, and delivers to it the Truth and Wisdom which is the true Word of God, not something written in a book. The sun as Udgitha is the sun as savior, as the Sun of Righteousness promised by the Old Testament prophet Malachi. That sun is shining on us now! Which means that the ship of truth and Light is now in port, allegorically speaking. So we can get on board now and truly learn for ourselves about the Spiritual Sun as Udgitha, or we can wait until that ship sails without us. The choice is ours.

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Last Sun and the First Sun

 

“On the Last Sun of All

“Go out one night in the open, and turn your glance towards that space far, far away – towards those bright stars! This is the great future, waiting for you. There you can find all those great libraries, there lies hidden the great knowledge. These are cultures and cultures, and still more cultures; these are beings, hierarchies. You shall cross all of these far and wide; and after you live 100 million years in each solar system (having in mind that there are 100 million solar systems in our Universe), in the end of times, when we meet someday, you will tell Me about all those excursions you have made, and I will listen with greatest attention to all those magnificent things you will tell Me. Only then we shall understand each other.

“After you cross 100 million solar systems far and wide, you will come to Me, already matured with the experience and the Spirit of Wisdom. And then I will be on the last sun of all, and I shall summon you. And we shall look at each other with the glance of the Truth, and I shall reveal My Non-Created Face before you. Then you shall come to know the deepest Mystery of Life. Until then, I shall be waiting for you – this is My decision. Keep walking along the greatest Way of all – the Way of Discipleship.” ~Biensa Douno

The Last Sun

It is true that the stars are suns also, or it might be better to say the sun is just a star, much like any other star. And if you read this blog regularly, you know that I often quote from Douno on the importance of the Sun, observing the sunrise, and sun-gazing in general. So I am somewhat surprised that he is advising people to go out at night and look to the stars. But what he is talking about here is quite different than practicing spiritual sun gazing. He is not telling anyone to look at the stars, to take energy from the stars. That would be like telling someone to warm up with the flame of a match when there is a bonfire nearby. While the match might help warm your hands, the bonfire will do it better and faster. Likewise, the sun, being much closer to us than any other star, is sending far more transforming spiritual energy toward us than all the other stars together. What’s more is that since it is our sun, it is attuned to our frequencies and our needs. So turn to the first sun, our own sun, before you worry about the Last Sun somewhere far down the path. Continue reading “Last Sun and the First Sun”

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Look Towards the Sun for Wisdom

“When you raise your eyes towards the Sun, your heart and your whole being will leap. Some people say that the Sun is a fiery celestial body. Every morning I witness how the Lord takes the Sun as a great lighted candle and makes His rounds all over. He comes from the East! This is how I see the Sun. Behind this Sun there is something still greater and more glorious. Similarly, behind our lives something great is hidden. Behind the ordinary manifestation of life there is something else, which every one of you is conscious of. This is the Divine in the human being.

“When love comes to us, we become strong, cheerful and happy. When we love somebody or something, we look like a sunny day with a bright sky, when the sun shines and the weather is warm and serene.

“Whoever is sensitive can turn their backs to the east and feel when the first Sun rays appear. Exactly at that moment, they will feel a slight, pleasant warmth in the solar plexus. The spine is capable of perceiving the warmth of the first Sun rays since all is connected to the sympathetic nerve system.” ~Biensa Douno

Raise Your Eyes Towards the Sun

Why should you raise your eyes towards the sun? Don’t the “experts” and authorities tell you not to do that? They say it is dangerous. In fact, they say,  all exposure to the sun is dangerous. It will turn your pale, thin skin dark and thick so it actually protects your body the way it is supposed to. We certainly don’t want that, do we?

But maybe the “experts” and authorities don’t actually have our best interests at heart. Maybe they have been led to believe things that are not quite true and they believe they are doing you a favor by forcing those false beliefs on you. In either case, the Sun is not your enemy. It is not out to kill you—unless you are a vampire or other creature of darkness. Seriously, don’t you notice that in legends and myths of Vampires, Werewolves, and other things of darkness, that most of those creatures fear the Sun and sunlight? This should tell you that sunlight, when used properly, is a good thing.

Of course, when Douno, like Gene Savoy, advised people to look towards the sun, he didn’t mean that you should stare at the sun. That will almost certainly cause eye damage and not be helpful at all. You look toward the sun without looking directly at it in the manner known to many as sun-gazing. Continue reading “Look Towards the Sun for Wisdom”

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