An Ashram is a spiritual hermitage or monastery. It is where one goes for spiritual instruction. Which in summary is to learn about how life works. This is in addition to learning about how to practice serious meditation, which is insight meditation.
Serious disciplined meditation practice is the conscious awareness process of transformation; from unconscious to conscious. Therefore it is a process; that enables the achievement of fourth dimensional awareness. In other words it is a pathway of movement; into a stronger energy field within your own being. Which quite naturally is reflected in a stronger energy field or aura around your body.
On the footsteps of the Ashram or monastery; the querent or spiritual aspirant must leave all their ego or personality desires behind.
Rules of entry to Ashram or Monastery
This includes the whole multitude of ego desires or addictions on the mental, emotional and physical levels. Sacrifice is contained within the rules of entry. Which is firstly to abstain from all forms of intoxicants; (i.e. alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, all illegal drugs and even prescription mood altering drugs). That will only dull the mind; and hinder receptivity in gaining higher spiritual truth.
Basic motivation required is to have purity of purpose with spiritual intentions. Importantly the intention is to become; free of illusion with vibrational education. It is a pathway of learning and applying the steps of purification.
Above all you will learn about Insight meditation; which is a focused to a point dissolving meditation technique. Which begins with the Anapana technique or beginner meditation. However after a certain level of sensitivity and discipline; a clear mental focus will be achieved. Consequently this is followed; with the insight meditation technique. Which is a complete systematic body scan; of your physical body with your awareness.
Monastery learn you are your attitudes
Therefore in this way you may accelerate your spiritual evolution by visiting an Ashram. Thereby opening yourself to receive direct guidance on how to observe and learn about yourself. Reactive behavior has its basis in ego reaction; while responding behavior has its basis in soul responsiveness. Choice determines fate.
Ashram or Monastery Ego Reaction Test
Ego reaction test provides a determination; for the level of reaction of the ego or the responsiveness of soul. It is a challenge question or statement; that is presented to any given individual. Which has the intention to ascertain the level of ego present; within the given individual under test. The challenge statement can be about anything. If the statement is true and the ego reacts with a “I do not like”. This indicates an ego focused individual; who has failed the test.
However when the person under test responds with a “why” question this indicates a soul response. Because why invokes soul light to answer it correctly. The person under test has revealed; that they are prepared to face all the available information on the challenge topic. Additionally the person under test may laugh; because the challenge statement is simply in fact incorrect. However it is probably a good idea to keep in mind. Under the guidelines of the ego reaction test. That the ego takes very seriously true information; that weakens its power over the entity.
Example of Failed Ego Reaction Test
For example when the meditation teacher says to a querent; “you only have the ability to meditate on a surface level” Which in effect is an ego reaction test. Consequently the querent chooses to answer the statement with a “I do not like your suggestion; that your meditation is better than mine”. This is an indication for an ego reaction. However in the event that the querent answers with; “why do you say that?” Which is a why question. That requires illumination with additional information to answer it correctly. This represents a soul response.
Appropriately the meditation teacher will provide the evidence for his observation . As a consequence the querent will learn something about their self. However in some cases the meditation teacher; will learn something about his self. In the event that the querent brings greater soul light; into this particular discussion. We all need to be open; to whatever the available correct evidence reveals in ourselves.
Ashram or Monastery learn Three stages of Self Observation
Perhaps we may all consider; why the master and slave relationship is the pathway of the unconscious? By comparison a conscious relationship is based; upon equality, non domination and love. Only way to move from unconscious to conscious; is through developing the capability of holistic self observation. Interestingly there are three stages of self observation ability.
Stage one self observation
When the querent first begins a serious journey upon the spiritual path; it becomes very clear. That self observation is an essential requirement for achieving progress. “At every turn in the road a man must turn and face himself” is a quote by Rani Lash. This statement reflects that all inner work for consciousness starts with self-observation.
So in the beginning when practicing self observation for the first time. In most cases the spiritual aspirant can only see; what the ego allows you to see. This is because the pull of the ego is to strong with emotional distortion; only allowing you to see a pale shadow of the truth. In other words this is commonly called having blind spots.
Stage two self observation
This stage is also characterized; by ego distorted self observation. However there is the addition of psychic flashes with psychological insights. Which may occur during periods of intense emotional trauma. Often this stage represents the transition from ego into soul control of the entity.
When the pull of the ego and the soul is roughly 50%/50%. This is usually referred to; as the crisis of decision. At this stage a spiritual aspirant may eventually revert back to ego domination or push through to become a soul dominated entity. Once the soul is firmly in control there is no possibility any more to revert back to an ego orientation of being.
Stage three self observation
Only in the case where an entity is firmly dominated by soul; can the practice of self observation be free of distortion. In this way you have the ability to consistently see the whole truth about yourself. Soul softens and illuminates the higher mental level, which is the first impact of soul. It is totally and absolutely essential that every spiritual aspirant be aware of their own particular stage of self observation capability!
Spiritual Evolution is black and white
As spiritual evolution follows the laws of physics or mathematics; it is by definition a black and white subject. Which is the whole reason why the study of spirituality; or pure science of man is called spiritual science. The ego or personality is black; while the soul is white.
Just about all of average humanity is a blend of black and white; which means that they function within the grey scale. Which suits the ego just fine; because it can always operate within the shadows. Doing its villainy of creating the illusion of separation. Dark grey is more ego or black ; while light grey is more soul light or white.
Every individual who is functioning; within the grey scale at the time of death. Which is the transition to the fourth dimension or spirit world; will be pulled back into a future incarnation.
Ego addictions create resistance
Ego influence is one of resistance, contraction and reactivity due to the various addictions; which pulls the overall energy lower on the frequency scale. While however the soul is universal, resilient, non reactive and responsive; which pulls the energy higher on the frequency scale. Every human being is the sum total of all their choices! In common language this is the spiritual status or energy resistance balance of the entity.
It is only by being 100% soul; while the ego only exists as an instrument of soul. That any individual will achieve the frequency threshold required; to escape the illusion with enlightenment. An Ashram is the defined location to study the subject of spiritual science.
Demeanor reflects Ego and Soul balance
Natural demeanor of the ego is aggression; with its associated confrontational, quarrelsome and argumentative attitude. While the soul demeanor is one of being non aggressive; with its associated friendly, pacifist and meek attitude. Overall demeanor for any individual; will be reflected in the ego and soul balance.
In summary this will mean more correct and efficient practice of meditation. Will consequently lead to stronger flows of energy from the over soul. Which will lead to greater expressions of the soul qualities gentleness and kindness. The real power in life is in gentleness and kindness.
In passing it will be mentioned; that making the choice to ghost another. Which is in choosing to behave as if they do not exist; is the ultimate in aggressive behavior or ego consciousness. When we love our brother; we are loving another aspect of our own self. In other words this is the ultimate in soul consciousness.
Ashram or Monastery attendance to become Chosen Ones
As we make greater purification choices in our life. While avoiding the energy lowering choices of personality desires. Then we will attract the attention of the spiritual hierarchy; who will come closer like moths to a flame. Therefore in this way we become the chosen ones. Who will become the pathway; upon which others may walk on the earth plane of existence. Above all anyone who is chosen; will need to be open to scrutiny. Which by definition means that they will answer any question to the deepest level honestly.
Perhaps in some cases a counter question will be asked. Before a question is fully answered to clarify the level. Upon which the original question was asked. When asking any question; there is a need to be responsible to face the answer. Certainly the most illuminating answers; will usually be very uncomfortable for the ego. As spiritual evolution is a conscious selection; against your own ego in preference for the soul.
Therefore why not make the choice to enter your local Ashram or monastery; to become one of the chosen ones?
Monastery Three stages of Meditation ability to achieve Enlightenment
On the pathway to enlightenment; there are three stages of meditation ability; which are surface, deep and escape. Which can be learned about in far greater detail on the enlightenment page.
Energy Healing Centre is an Ashram located in Redcliffe, Queensland Australia. If you seek to find out how life works.
Which is commonly called the halo. While holding a lotus flower. Which is the Buddhist symbol of purity. Because it is an object of such beauty; that is able to live upon the surface of a swamp.