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Over the last weekend a group of our healer family invited me for a fun evening out to Cyberhub in Gurgaon. We had a great vegan dinner at Burma & Burma followed by a laugh-a-minute show at the nearby Canvas Laugh Club.
Funnily, (in more ways than one!), this Monday I came across an article by Dhirendra Kumar of Value Research Online that touched on a very interesting subject--that of bank salespersons giving investment advice.
You can read the article and see the video clip on his website by clicking on the image above or this link. Stand up comic Sumit Anand has some interesting things to say about bankers and their investment advice from his experience working in banks. Enjoy!
The most powerful prayer for help is the one that leads us to take responsibility for doing what is needed.
When we pray, our responsibilities don't end with that. Staying in the same position or a mind-set that keeps us stuck wherever we are is not going to help, no matter how much we pray.
We have to be ready to step away from things that are keeping us stuck.
That includes dropping expectations and promises that keep us marking time in the same place. Remaining with the comfortable doesn't help us progress much. Stretching our muscles for doing new things gives us new insights and opens up new possibilities. That is where greater benefits lie.
It is natural to stay with the tried and tested as long as those things are beneficial, but we tend to linger even when benefits dwindle. Recognizing that things that are no longer so beneficial need to be supplemented by or even replaced by other things is a good place to start. Doing something to increase what is more useful is even better.
JULY 2017 Seminar Schedule & Announcements * Saturday-Sunday Seminars: REIKI 1 - July 15-16 * KQ 1 - July 22-23 * The KQ 1 seminar pre-requisite is Reiki 1 * August 15 Celebrations..
For two years now I have supervised a community healing group on WhatsApp where we could collectively channel healing for requests made by healers. By all accounts this has been most effective for improvement in individual destinies.
Some time ago the community of healers in Delhi expressed a desire that a formal financial energy exchange should be made to me for this. Although healers had suggested much higher amounts, I reduced it to make it affordable for all.
After this, a number of healers questioned why this energy exchange should be given to me since other healers were also participating in channeling the healing and not getting any energy exchange. (In fact, I find only a handful of healers regularly channel healing to this healing group.) These questioning healers have forgotten what it means to be of direct service to the spiritual master, and polluted by material vision have taken this interaction as a material transaction only.
Still others opined that those who 'don’t want to' or 'can't afford' to contribute should remain in the group. While we know only of a few who might not be able to afford the contribution, there appear to be many who "don’t want to", for mainly the reason given.
This shows there are some healers who equate the spiritual leader or master at the same level as themselves. Further, "free" benefits are acceptable to these individuals, while their having to pay something in return for benefits received here is not within their capacity to give, even if they can afford it. Among them are also those who still consider it more important to fund fear-based religious systems even though they do not get the benefits there compared to what the healing energy and group provides.
As had come up in our discussions with healers, this was the beggarly attitude that Dr. Mikao Usui experienced when giving free healing, which led to him formulate the principle of energy exchange.
Without this, there was no change of heart of the recipient nor any great change in their karma.
This false-ego aspect, arrogance, being judgmental and envious towards the spiritually advanced are causes for the lack of progress.
Actions are always more indicative of where one is coming from rather than platitudes, lip service and expressions of devotion.
Whether you are part of this group or not, you may still message me individually as before for any healing requests, and I will continue to channel healing to you. Separately, you may also get together with other like minded people to support each other in your own healing group.
Wishing you progress, wellness and health,
You can remove anxieties about tomorrow by taking care today.
We are pleased to announcing the opening of bookings for the Sundowner evenings with Master Nalin Nirula. Those who are paid-up subscribers to the True North Healers group are eligible to attend.
E-mail your 3 preferred dates of attendance in order of preference to me at my e-mail address.
Preference will be given on a first-come e-mail intimation basis and on the basis of early subscription to the group. You may contact me for clarifications, however we do need your e-mail confirmation of your preferred attendance dates.
Looking forward to your early registration.
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The boundary between concern and over-concern is easily crossed over to the disadvantage of all.
Good intentions notwithstanding, much damage can be caused by forceful imposition of one's ideas of 'correctness' or 'right action' upon another. If there is an inability to enforce this then it is better not to attempt it, because it shows one's helplessness, and the other can use it to their perceived advantage.
In such a scenario there are more losers than winners.
We have received e-mail address updates for a little more than half the WhatsApp Healers group. Those who have not yet sent updated information may please do so immediately.
This information is needed for us, particularly to issue invitations to a Sundowner evening with Master Nirula in June. Those who sign up for the Healers Group by June 1 will be eligible to attend. If there are those who are not in Delhi that day due to any reason--there will be another get-together for that group on a suitable date.
Those who have signed up already for this group may consider themselves pre-invited; an invitation with details will be sent through e-mail. If you have any queries, you may contact me. (Click here for more.)
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All that great, wonderful, powerful and beautiful come from a small part of Krishna. With just a spark of Himself He spreads throughout the universe and sustains it.
Whatever talent or great or wonderful or beautiful or admirable thing we see in someone--all of these are coming from Krishna's opulence only. We have borrowed these or reflect His greatness in any great thing we do. The actions we take however, are not to Krishna's account but to ours and we experience results of our actions accordingly.
Being our dearest friend, Krishna accompanies us through all lifetimes and bodies wherever we go and does not participate in our experiences of sorrow and happiness, but is always looking to guide us back to Him.
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Fun foods for family and friends includes sociable gatherings that promote personal bonding. Where the group includes healers who cook and bless the food and then share it, generates a happy and satisfied demeanor.
This sharing of the blessings of the Divine or prasad, goes far to change the balance of one's destiny towards the spiritual in a most enjoyable way.
We had been planning to shift from the WhatsApp healing request group to a different platform, and had been exploring 'Slack'. However, we didn't find Slack to be suitable in its present form. We are still exploring other platforms as well as a proposal for creating a specific app for our private healing group.
At Rs. 16.44 per day, (Rs. 6,000 per year), the subscription costs less than a bottle of drinking water per day. We are confident that as you have found great life-changing value of this service in the past, you will have no hesitation in subscribing to this service.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
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The humble potato is a healthy addition to one's diet provided it is taken in its natural unprocessed form. Potatoes have an undeserved bad rap as being fattening or being bad for blood sugar levels because of the common practice of being cooked with fats and oils which are the 'fattening' part--not the potatoes themselves. The added fats increase insulin levels and insulin resistance upsetting the blood sugar balance. The human body is designed to run mainly on starch such as found in potatoes, cereals and grains--not oils or protein.
Potatoes fully satisfy the body's protein requirement of 10% protein of food calories recommended by the NAL USDA database.
Potatoes have great nutrition value and a low overall calorie count with zero fat in it. A human being can actually live a healthy life on a diet of just potatoes, and this has been experimentally verified time and again.
In fact, the Ridley Scott movie The Martian (2015), made with the cooperation of NASA, uses this scientific fact for its fundamental premise that its astronaut (played by Matt Damon) stranded alone on Mars, survived for 560 days on a diet predominantly consisting of potatoes before being rescued.
Potatoes help control blood sugar
Potatoes contain resistant starch (RS), which is starch that is not digested by the body but helps in improving blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. RS also improves beneficial gut bacteria and helps in reducing appetite by increasing fullness factor. In that way it acts like fiber in diet, but with these additional benefits. The best way to cook potatoes is by baking or steaming (or boiling).
Chilling cooked potatoes increases the RS content.
For a great tasty satisfying meal or snack try this--Cold boiled potatoes with puffed rice and roasted chickpeas garnished with chopped tomatoes, onions, pickled cucumber, salt and pepper. This is one of my favorite any time snack!
So go ahead and explore the healthy world of potatoes fearlessly for improved health!
To read more about potatoes and health benefits click here.
Healing Thursday conversation - April 27, 2017
The material world is an upside-down reflection of the spiritual world - Connect to the spiritual thru the Holy Names, and the universal life force--Reiki.
Our walk continues in the spiritual world but there the center is Krishna. It is a very different world. There are transformations of the body without death…everything is spiritual—body, mind, everything.
In the beginning of one's contact with healing and chanting of the Holy Names, there is a tendency to want to do nothing else and that is fine. It is a kind of escapism—but also a feeling of joy which one doesn’t want to end because you are connecting to the Divine.
Reiki or Brahminical connection is an impersonal universal life-force energy, while chanting the Mahamantra you connect with the personal form of Krishna and that is superior. In the Reiki process you are not told about the Source of the energy initially, but as you progress, that understanding is given. In the Christian tradition the spirit is this energy, while the father is God or Krishna, and the son is the individual soul.
I was recently forwarded an article that was about how a vegan diet alone can reduce cancer risk drastically. This is in line with the fact that while milk is considered 'vegetarian', it actually triggers cancer according to the findings of many researchers like Drs. T. Colin Campbell, Esseltyn, John McDougall, Dean Ornish and others. (To read more about this click on the PDF link--Reversing Degenerative Diseases in 14 Days or Less).
The research article I got notes that following a vegan diet for as little as 2 weeks makes a significant difference to the health picture. This is what we have also found in our treatment of chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, thyroid disease and PCOS. Following this protocol also gives a healthy weight loss while increasing energy levels.
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Looking at what others are successful at instead of the how of their success, is the greatest cause of failure.
The cure for some types of breathlessness is to slow down and pay attention to what we we are doing.
A question answered:
After listening to the Bhagavad Gita sessions I have some questions—is it necessary to chant mahamantra? From the age of 15 -16 years I am practicing 'Om shree krishna shree krishnaya namaha', it is part of my breath now. Nobody has given this mantra to me. I don't know how it came. I have been meditating on Krishna since my childhood. Should I start afresh chanting mahamantra or continue the one I have been practicing? Lots of gratitude. Sir please guide me.—I.R.
Chanting of Krishna's names (japa yagya) is recommended in the Bhagavad Gita as being the highest of yagyas (sacrifices).
The Mahamantra is a specific chant meant for liberation of the soul from material bondage. The Mahamantra has been specially blessed for this purpose 500 years ago by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who is directly Krishna Himself.
He removed the 'Om' from the mantra and turned it around to begin with 'Hare Krishna' so that anyone, including non-brahmins, could freely chant this without side-effects. (The Om mantras are vedic mantras meant for chanting by initiated brahmins.)
The Mahamantra is the most powerful chant for liberation and can be chanted unconditionally by anyone.
KQ WEEKEND - Special Seminars & Conversations with Nalin Nirula - Day 2- March 19, Conversation #7 - Tackling problems, Being With The Light
KQ Weekend conversation #6
Knowledge about Krishna as the Source of Reiki is given in greater detail when one is ready to receive this knowledge.
In the beginning one is begging for favors from demigods, Reiki--anyone who can give me some benefit. Then after receiving benefits one is attached to Reiki, but when more benefits require you to change by taking responsibility, instead of that one may drop out of the Reiki healing process.
Knowledge of the source strengthens our commitment to the Reiki healing process and action in Krishna consciousness.
The Oxford Dictionary's word of the year for 2016 was ‘post-truth’, an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.
What this really means is, the telling of lies in a believable way to shape and influence peoples beliefs and actions.
According to Professor Timothy Snyder, this is pre-fascism, and the giving up of facts and truth would see democracy yield to fascism, just as Europe saw this in the post-truth era of Hitler’s regime. Snyder was commenting on Facebook soon after Donald Trump’s election as President of the USA.
Readers will recognize that the reality of the saying, ‘repeat a lie often enough and get enough people to believe it, then it becomes the truth’ is now a widespread phenomena in politics and social media. Accurate reporting of facts is called fake news by the neo-fascists, and the fake news they put out is promoted as the truth.
The more widespread the phenomena, the more turbulent the times society experiences.
“You submit to tyranny when you renounce the difference between what you want to hear and what is actually the case,” Snyder writes in his book Tyranny. This is true of the mundane world as well as our own lives and how we want to look at things and interpret them.
Snyder may as well be talking about the false-ego, which is the greatest personal tyrant that each of us carry.
The job of this personal tyrant is to create a post-truth world for each one, so that we are deluded about the truth of our own existence and capabilities.
As long as we are acting on the dictates of the false ego tyrant, our mind and intelligence has an uphill task connecting with the truth of our origins and our true ego position.
By connecting all that we do in Reiki consciousness, in Krishna consciousness, by studying the Bahagavad Gita without the fake commentaries and beliefs that suit our ego-motives, we can defeat the post-truth fake reality and fake news of the tyrannical false ego.
In doing this we, become more steady and balanced in what we do. We become grave and restrained in what we would otherwise do. We improve our lives by living more in the light of truth than cowering in the shadows of fear.
By connecting our mind and intelligence with Krishna conscious activities, we liberate ourselves from the tyranny that oppresses our souls. We do this best when we have an empowered Krishna connection somehow to the brahminical energies—by whatever name called—Brahmin or Reiki or some other, and then make our way to the understanding of the Supreme Person who is the Truth that is the source of all things.
George Orwell's dystopian 1984, was ahead of its time in its depiction of the totalitarian State. Today, in 2017, the totalitarian 'Big Brother' state is very much alive and well across the world in varying degrees.
In common parlance, the term 'Big Brother' refers to abuse of government power, specially with regard to civil liberties, and mass surveillance of people.
Russia, North Korea and China immediately come to mind, embodying the 1984 'Big Brother', where "the ruling Party wields total power 'for its own sake' over the inhabitants". This includes invasive monitoring and surveillance of all citizens. America is well advanced on this path.
Today, India is also joining the Big Brother hoods by insisting on making the Aadhaar card mandatory, which has many issues of concern, that the government has not properly applied its mind to.
In spite of the Supreme Court ruling against making Aadhaar card mandatory in certain areas, the government has ignored it. The Supreme Court has ruled that sensitive bio-metric data of individuals may not be freely shared by government agencies, and that individuals have the right to refuse to share this information.
The highest court in the land calls this an infringement of individual civil liberties.
The BJP government, however, is set on a contrary path. There is a further proposal by Finance Minister Jaitley to eliminate all other forms of identification and make only the Aadhaar card the primary identifier across all categories of usage and welfare benefits.
The Aadhaar linked systems are not at all cyber-secure according to the experts. The Aadhaar card information can be accessed by hackers and others to the detriment of individuals and their financial and banking security.
It appears that the government is setting up the citizens to be looted easily, and that is not a pleasant picture nor a comforting thought.
What can you do?
Make yourself more aware of your bio-metric and financial information vulnerabilities and avoid those transactions where you open yourself to to the likelihood of falling victim to the vulnerabilities.
In the first instance, it would mean using more cash transactions wherever possible, rather than using the apparently convenient bank account linked Aadhaar card payment systems.
Heal that anxiety & stress caused by others, by changing within that which we see of ourselves reflected in others.
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Consulting non-bonafide sources on spiritual matters is dangerous to ones spiritual progress.
Their offensive statements are an obstruction on the path as they disturb and deviate ones understanding.
Being a scholar without spiritual qualification, and then speculatively commenting on spiritual subjects bringing them down to a materialistic understanding is demonic.
Such atheistic and demonic sources are to be rejected immediately, regardless of popular sentiment.
Detachment comes automatically as we do our healing--it is the ghostly echoes of other people's concerns that vibrate in us, artificially creating some attachment.
The article reminded me of the difference between the 'old school' educational experience and spartan living conditions I went through at the Doon School, as compared with some elite schools in Delhi today, with their air-conditioned classrooms and buses. To be sure, although we fondly called it the 'Doom School', the experience was not unduly harsh, but took some getting used to. As for myself, I was always happy to be back at school from the holidays to be able to engage in so many extra-curricular sports, cultural and artistic activities not otherwise available at home.
I have always advocated that one should accept some voluntary physical hardship daily--be it ever so little, as it is excellent training for life's unpredictable conditions. The earlier the training is given, the more easily one adjusts to it. Having a capacity to bear physical hardship develops an internal capacity to tolerate misfortunes that our destiny may deliver to us.
We can use this mechanism of becoming resilient by living a more spartan life. This can be done easily--switch off the air-conditioner or fan for some time if the weather is hot; walk, instead of riding in your car; get used to walking barefoot on hot flooring--such as when you may visit a temple and walk in the open courtyard, or do that on your terrace or balcony; have a meal with just 2 or 3 items, or undergo a periodic fast.
This last may seem a small thing but if you are used to having a number of dishes served at a meal, the contrast will be noticed. Take this a little further and fast from grains and lentils and beans on Ekadashi (twice a month); go on short periodic fasts. These are all health giving and character building measures.
Modern 'spartan' living can be luxurious. You only have to think of your time as a child or student--for sure life was 'tougher' then, than it is for most of the children today in your social and community circle.
The sparing use luxuries and non-essentials simplifies life. Give away things you have not used for years and are unlikely to use. Donate your time and physical labor for causes. Not only will you feel better about yourself and clear up some clutter in your home and your life, but with these practices you will end up enriching your life.
Change your health profile today by reversing chronic degenerative diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, auto-immune diseases and hormonal ailments.
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