Astral travel or astral projection is an intentional out of body experience (OBE). Via an aspect of soul that is termed the ” astral body “. Which is soul, mental body and emotional body without the physical body. Which can separate from the physical body and has the capability of travelling consciously; outside the limitations of the physical body throughout the universe during REM sleep.
Insight meditation is the pathway of discovery to find the truth. Increased soul energy flow leads to the expression of love wisdom. Everything that is learned on an inner level; can be applied to our every day life outer level. Therefore in this way will result in improving all our social relationships. With friends, family and acquaintances from our perspective. Just because we are at peace with the world; does not necessarily mean that the world will be at peace with us.
Rules of entry to Ashram is sacrifice of ego desires or motivations. 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 spiritual truth.
Importantly the focus of the personality; is to view energy. In terms of how it impacts emotionally in particular. In common words this is called emotional sentimentality. Which means that the ego or personality; has an attached emotional level focus. Therefore the natural result of this approach is to chase; after what you like and find appealing. Conversely what you dislike or find unappealing; you then attack or run away from. Above all it is only the detached mental level focus. That will provide holistic solutions with serious spiritual development.
Ego Personality Illusion or soul consciousness Since the origins of time the eternal choice for everyone; who finds himself in incarnation. Is either to enjoy the illusion of what you see outside yourself; which is an ego or personality focus. Or face the truth within the self; which is a soul focus? It is all …
Unfortunately psychological or psychic barriers do not protect but imprison. Which explains why relationships that are framed within barriers of protection; are all doomed for failure. Changing your life partner is not a solution; because you take your barriers with you. Thereby creating the same unbalanced pattern, with another person with the same consequences. Person who puts up the barriers in the first place; is the only one who can take them down.
An initiate is anyone who achieves a change in consciousness or spiritual awakening. For instance this is from a low animalistic pattern; into a higher more responsible way of being. Therefore in effect it is to become more vibrationally educated in spiritual evolution. Here is a quote by Mr. Carl Jung “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Which is totally correct. Belief system or model of the world does not change reality in any way. However the only thing that we can change is our perception of reality. Which is precisely achieved with insight meditation practice.
Mantra is a sacred utterance, which can be a word or phrase. For instance it is believed by practitioners, to have psychological and spiritual powers. Many people believe that mantra meditation; helps to induce an altered state of consciousness. Mantras may or may not have literal meanings. They are typically melodic; mathematically structured meters with numinous qualities.
Stupa is a symbolic representation for the level of awareness of humanity. It is in just the same way as the mountain of awareness presentation. As a member of humanity become more spiritually evolved. He will become less dense with a finner vibration. Accordingly then his level of awareness or consciousness will rise. Lower humanity is at the bottom. Middle section is for average humanity. Top section is for higher man; who eventually become lost to the material world as a fully dissolved being.