life liveing

LIVE LIVEING
Ajah chooses a positive (affirmative) approach: instead of prescribing self-limitations and condemning various actions, it embraces such actions in a spiritual light. Thus, sexuality, love, social life and artistic pursuits are considered vectors of spiritual evolution. The main focus in Ajah is on practical methods for attaining enlightenment. Whatever is pleasant and positive can be integrated in its practice.

Scripture

In Ajah Dharma all scripture is significant, however emphasis is placed on
*the Avadhuta Gita*
*the Bhagavad Gita*
*the siva sutras*

the Vedas
the Upanishads
the Sutras
the new testament of Jesus the Christ
the Gnostic gosples
books written by saints&Gurus
and any additional text you find enlightening.

Saints

the Ajah believes Sainthood can be achieved only during a lifetime.
If one is canonized after death it is because they were a saint during life.
Saints come from all over the world, & from every religion.
You should seek to be like them whom make angels out of themselves.

Physical practices

Ajah puts a special emphasis on the physical body in spiritual practice “as a vessel of the Supreme” and, as such, not an obstacle tortured in ascetic practices.
Repeated submergence into the state of non-duality is supposed to induce secondary effects on the physical body due to the activity of the spiritual energy (Shakti) and may be called tantric body alchemy.Starting from the expanded consciousness of the self (atman), the body (and in the end, the exterior reality too) is infused with the experience of non-duality
The non-dual, experienced initially only in consciousness, is extended to the whole body. The adept will discover the power (siddhi) of identification with the Universal Consciousness experienced in the physical body, generated spontaneously, without any effort (formal meditation, postures – asana, concentration Dharana and other forms of exertion in yoga). This process is described as the descent of the energy of the non-dual consciousness into the physical. Then consciousness manifests as a free force, entering the senses and producing extroverted samādhi. At this point, consciousness, mind, senses and physical body are “dissolved” into oneness, expanded into the spiritual light of consciousness.
As a consequence, any perception of the exterior reality becomes nondual. It becomes possible to live submerged in a continuous state of union with Shiva even while performing regular day to day activities. This form of extroverted, all inclusive samādhi is the pinnacle of spiritual evolution. The Ajah-yogi experiences everything as pure light and ecstasy (cit-ananda) and does not feel any difference between interior and exterior any more.

Long natural hair (normally Dreadlocks)

one should not cut the hair on top of ones head, the only time one should cut ones hair is at the end of harsh turmoil in which a new chapter of life has dawned. The hair is wisdom as it keeps the subtle energies inside the body. We wear locks as an expression of inner spirituality and to emphasize of our identity. In our faith we must remain “whole”.also locks are sacred as they are considered to be a religious practice and an expression of their disregard for profane vanity, as well as a symbol of their spiritual understanding that physical appearances are unimportant. The public symbol of matted hair is re-created each time an individual goes through these unique experiences. In almost all myths about Shiva and his flowing locks, there is a continual interplay of extreme asceticism and virile potency, which link the elements of destruction and creation, whereas the full head of matted hair symbolizes the control of power.

“The long-haired one endures fire, the long-haired one endures poison, the long-haired one endures both worlds. The long-haired one is said to gaze full on heaven, the long-haired one is said to be that light … Of us, you mortals, only our bodies do you behold. …For him has the Lord of life churned and pounded the unbendable, when the long-haired one, in Rudra’s company, drank from the poison cup”
(The Keshin Hymn, Rig-veda 10.136)

Positive Attitude to Life
a mind frame that a Ajah has to accept and practise. It is to have a “positive, buoyant and optimistic” attitude to life and the future. Always be – in “high spirits”, “ever progressive”, “always cheerful”, etc are some other terms used to describe this phrase.
The Ajah believe in the Will of God and that God is without enemies and is always merciful. Hence acceptance of it’s Will is in the interest of and for the benefit of His Creation, even if at times one suffers severe hardship.
This attitude of positiveity is to allow one to sail through the ups and downs of life with as little harm as possible to the individual.
To join and help others in their hour of need is to be a saint.
Lax-to-Strict Vegetarianism

the best diet is a karmically good diet, you should avoid meat if possible but if you cannot manage this say a prayer to the mother for the animal and stick to fish or poultry. As a simple rule avoid eating meat to please the tongue

Red meat should be avoided at all times as it is like a humans flesh, as well as any unseemly meat which is meat killed so you personally could eat it.

You should never want your body to be a cemetery, were dead things reside….
Purity and impurity

Actions or objects are not seen impure in themselves, rather the attitude is the determinant factor. Spiritual ignorance is the only impurity and knowledge is pure. As long as one is identified with the supreme consciousness, there is nothing impure. The adept is unaffected by any external impurity and makes use of what is reprehensible to attain transcendence.

Nature-oriented
Nature and the environment is a central theme in Ajah Dharma. Living with respect to the land and its many components is showing one’s respect for Ajah. Living off of the land means food is produced organically and agricultural practices are implemented safely, causing no damage to the land. Alcohol and red meat is forbidden and for the most part One lead a vegetarian lifestyle. The idea behind the practice is vegetables come from the Mother (earth), and the earth produces good things. Fruits are thought of in the same way. Things made from natural roots and herbs are an acceptable part to the diet. It should be noted that one should not were leather either, theirs a saying “one who wears shoe leather walks on death”
The most preferable method of getting food is through one’s own plantation or garden. This idea is the most environmentally sound way of farming and producing food. The return of this process is doing the least damage to the land. Its objectives are to live a healthy lifestyle. Often the desire to live ‘naturally’ is unfeasible because of Western societies wants and desires, but Ajah strive to live this way.

Meditation
meditation is Yoga which means “union with God”, meditation and deep introspection is the way to enlightenment. For this reason all Ajah are obligated to make meditation a regular part of their lifestyle and daily routine.
meditation is easy
Forget the past;
Drop thoughts of the future
Experience only the present moment.
Tune out anything that is impermenent.
All you have left is the I AM.
At its core, meditation is about touching the spiritual essence that exists within us all. Experiencing the joy of this essence has been called enlightenment, nirvana, or even rebirth, and reflects a deep understanding within us. The spiritual essence is not something that we create through meditation. It is already there, deep within, behind all the barriers, patiently waiting for us to recognize it. One does not have to be religious or even interested in religion to find value in it. Becoming more aware of your self and realizing your spiritual nature is something that transcends religion. Anyone who has explored meditation knows that it is simply a path that leads to a new, more expansive way of seeing the world around us. Yogas of all types are spiritually good for one and should be practiced freely. They are all encouraged and learned in Ajah Dharma
There are five types of yogas
Bhakti yoga- devotional worship
Karma yoga- practicing good deeds
Jnana yoga- the yoga of knowledge , knowing the I AM.
Raja yoga- the yoga of concentration.
Tantra yoga- the yoga of energy manipulation.
The first phase of development is linked to the attainment of a state of non-duality described as an “absorption into the spiritual heart”, samadhi or experiencing the “uncreated light” of consciousness (prakāśa).

 

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