Filmed during the Northwest Retreat Portland, Oregon September 2010 - OM Ananda Mananda Karaprasanam, Jnana Svarupam Nijabodha Rupam, Yogendra Midyam Bhavarogya Vaidyam, Shrimat Gurum, Nityam Maham Bhajami OM. When we begin our meditations in Kriya Yoga, there is a set of techniques given to us to practice which will unfold the inner man, the inner being. And we always begin our sadhana, our spiritual practice, with the OM technique. It''''s called the Omkar Kriya. I am now going to give you what is called the Omkar Kriya. You must remember that as I speak, my words will penetrate your heart and give you a healing transmission and a spiritual boost. My words will evolve your inner emotional body, mental body and intuitional body. So now, the first technique, which we call the Omkar technique, is to do with Creation and how we reverse the process whereby we have come. All of you have heard of the Big Bang Theory, that at the beginning of creation, there was the Word, and the Word was with God and God was the Word. And that Word is Omkar. So Omkar itself is chanting God within you. So it is a sacred word and the technique is very simple. I will explain to you, step by step. During the Omkar Technique, we take a sacred, little room to ourselves, a meditation room. If we do not have the meditation room, what we do is, we take a small corner and we face the Eastern direction of the rising sun and we sit down to meditation. Those who cannot sit down to meditation can sit on a chair and insulate their feet with a blanket facing the rising sun. And then sit in the aura of love. There''''s a good learning for us, that whatever the situation, whatever the circumstances, that we must hold steadfast to our spiritual practice. We must be constant in our sadhana. And we must be constant in our devotion to God, whether it be through Bhajan, or Kirtan, which we call spiritual discourse and devotional chanting.
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