Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness

Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness

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Overview

Home at Last explains specific landmarks that we encounter during the journey toward enlightenment, based on the author’s direct experience.

The book also lets readers know what they can expect when confronting the mysterious, awakened inner force called kundalini. It explains how our outlook and goals change radically as kundalini directs our day-to-day life. Part spiritual memoir, part meditation handbook, Chiruvolu’s writings are clear and accessible yet contain profound spiritual insights covering:

• The nature of prana, or vital life force; how to increase its presence in our system; and the process of transmitting pranic energy from teacher to student.
• Detailed information on the important roles of diet, exercise, and training the mind in preparation for the journey of realization.
• The physical and psychological challenges one can expect during the extended process of awakening.
• Possible impediments to raising the energy, and how to transcend them.
• How to adapt to living and working with this powerful new energy in the context of everyday life.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935952800
Publisher: White Cloud Press
Publication date: 05/20/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Sarada Chiruvolu left a pharmaceutical career to pursue a spiritual calling. She set out on a unique journey that has driven her or taken her toward attaining realization of Self or Enlightenment through many years of deep meditation. She lives in Princeton, NJ.

Amma Sri Karunamayi is a revered Hindu sage who travels internationally offering spiritual guidance to all. She is known for her charitable work on behalf of the poor in India. She lives in Bangalore, India.

Table of Contents

Foreward xiii

Acknowledgements xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter I An Experience of Bliss 1

Simple Tips for Your Progress 7

Chapter 2 Reiki Healing 11

Personal Approach to Meditation 20

Chapter 3 Renunciation and Detachment 23

The Law of Karma 30

Finding a Teacher 34

Chapter 4 Meeting My Guru 35

The Indian Connection 38

Retreats and Workshops 42

Chapter 5 My First Visit to an Ashram 45

Reaching the One-Pointed State 51

Divine Calling 52

Chapter 6 Shaktipat, Prana, and Devotion 57

Shaktipat 58

Prana 59

Devotion 63

Increasing the Flow of Prana, or Vital Energy, to the Body 64

Chapter 7 Places I Felt Compelled to Visit 67

Ramana Maharshi Ashram 69

Saranath 73

Pondicherry 74

Encinitas 76

Puttaparthi 78

Chpter 8 Self-Discipline: Diet, Exercise, and Training the Mind 81

Diet 84

Exercise 87

Rest 88

Focusing the Mind 88

Maintaining Health (Continuous Care of the Instrument) 91

Chapter 9 Why Meditate? 93

Liberation or Immortality 100

Ongoing Meditation 106

Chapter 10 The Power of Awakened Inner Energy, or Kundalini 107

Chapter 11 Challenges and Impediments to the Upward Movement of Kundalini 117

Chapter 12 Deeper States of Meditation and Realization of Self 129

Intuition 130

Chapter 13 God-Realization: The Turiya State, and the Experience of the Void 141

The Golden Sphere, or Divine Light 147

Equanimity 151

Pain and Suffering 153

Fear of Death 154

Chapter 14 The Upside and Downside of Realization 157

Jivanmukra 160

Chapter 15 Conclusions 175

Afterword: My Early Life 183

Endnotes 191

Bibliography 195

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