Quotes from Autobiography of a Yogi

July 14, 2011

Before going to bed tonight, I thought I'd share some quotes from the book, Autobiography of a Yogi.

I've written many times in this blog about "vibrations", and here's one quote regarding thought vibrations:

"All thoughts vibrate eternally in the cosmos. By deep concentration, a master is able to detect the thoughts of any mind, living or dead."

I've also discussed my own ability to slow my breath. While I have a very long way to go in this regard, here is a quote about slowing the breath and consciousness:

"The ancient yogis discovered that the secret of cosmic consciousness is intimately linked with breath mastery ... many illustrations could be given of the relationship between man's respiratory rate and the variations in his state of consciousness."

At the end of yoga sessions we practice a form of meditation where we deeply relax the body, and withdraw the senses:

"Yoga enables the devotee to switch off or on, at will, life current from the five sense telephones of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch."

I have written many times about the astral body, and how it is a thousand times more subtle than the physical body:

"You have read in the scriptures that God encased the human soul successively in three bodies: the idea, or causal body; the subtle astral body, seat of man's mental and emotional natures; and the gross physical body..."

There is more to that statement, but I'll leave it there.

And finally, in regards to writing and talking about these things:

"[My master told me] 'The operation of subtle laws which are unknown to people in general should not be publicly discussed or published without due discrimination'. If in these pages I have appeared to flout his cautionary words, it is because he has given me an inward reassurance."

I know that I personally "flout" these words, but I think it's important to share this information.

While it can be a difficult read at times, Autiography of a Yogi is available in paperback at Amazon, and is currently free as a Kindle eBook.

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