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How to achieve greatness and how to make it compliment our progress? 07 May 2017

 unique gathering took place on Sunday 7 May at a hotel in the suburbs of Birmingham. Like all families there were people of all ages, professions, shapes and colours, people who loved each other and people who could just be politely civil. People who came from down the road and people who came from far. You might be thinking 'That sounds like my family!' and you might be wondering what was so unique about this gathering.

All social events have a purpose and the purpose and motivation of these people was what made it different. What we all seek for is answers to the big questions about life, how to find meaning and purpose in life when you are faced with so many problems and contradictions. What could you do to help yourself and perhaps others. If you are lucky, you might find something to help you navigate through the raging torrent of the river of life. Miraculously for this audience and millions of people around the world, there was a safe harbour, they had many stories and experiences of how they had found their tried and tested solution to all these challenges and more. They knew how this had worked for them and it could do the same for others.

The audience comprised of people who wanted to acknowledge the life-changing impact one ‘person had in their personal worlds. They sought further inspiration and a mystical spark to improve their lives and their loved ones even more. They knew It could change the world if they could share this transformation with others.

Srinivas Arka did all that and more for the audience as he has always done. Asking for nothing other than open hearts and ears from his global audiences. Wherever he was invited, he wanted to share something that helped and transformed him and perhaps could help others. He shared his time so generously that many people could have never have guessed how many organisations, charities, foundations and projects for the betterment of people rested with him. Not to mention the international lucky bunch of thousands of people who have the fortuitous opportunity of personally asking him for his help. He was relaxed, in control with a confident approach which only comes when people  know they are the world renowned expert on a subject. Except Srinivas Arka could very humbly be an expert on far too many topics to mention but certainly the metaphysical world of raising consciousness and awareness and the unknown realms of the mind.

He spoke about how the technique for Dhyana (the Sanskrit term for the proper form of meditation) which combines sound, touch and breath. He spoke about each of these starting with sound. How from the sound of someone's voice you could ascertain many things, such as their state of health, emotions and thoughts. He shared an anecdote to illustrate this, once while he was live on a radio interview in Fiji, a caller asked a question and Srinivas Arka knew just from the voice of the caller some aspect of his health. The caller was astonished and asked how Srinivas Arka could know this. 'Sounds told me' was the incredible reply!

He said how on an a subtle level sound exists throughout the cosmos but  it is not registered nor can the human body detect it. Where there are actions, there is sound. Harmonious sounds benefit us. For instance a humming sound can make children sleep. The universe could have existed without sound if that was the way it was intended to be because nothing is impossible for nature. But sound existed to help us, as an aid to be alert in case of any danger and perhaps more importantly, as a form of expression and communication which leads to a feeling of being connected to everyone and things around you, including planets and stars in space.

Because of sound in the form of voice, we have limitless ways to express ourselves. Sound is your own creation he said. If you don't express yourself you become suppressed. How you can redefine yourself and change everything if you desired. Although we have this complete freedom, it comes with responsibility. Because our presence affects so many people around us.

He mentioned light waves are different in nature to sound waves and how light from a star is visible to us because light has traveled from the star to our eyes, this means we are cosmically connected. The body has an amazing system to connect to anything we can imagine.

He touched on how everything is in a cyclical loop, you receive something, you find it beneficial and you share it. The cycle is complete. You have to decide if you want to keep circling around or come to the centre. In Dhyana you are at the centre of your being to experience oneness with your breath. By doing this, you are becoming conscious of your breath so you are the breath and the breath is you. Becoming one with your breath reminds you of your inner body. This brings harmony which means there is no duality, no argument and no debate. He said how if you do something that is beneficial to you, you are rewarded by nature

He mentioned how our internal world is not totally accessible by anyone else because it is a form of data protection, like your own iCloud. The internal world is entirely under our control and we should focus on good things that have happened to us.

Dhyana is a qualitative not quantitative experience because consciousness is qualitative. So the time one spends in Dhyana is less important than the quality of it.

He mentioned a quote from his book, 'Petals of the Heart', which said the greatest challenge was to overcome the conditioning of the mind. He said how we put enormous pressure on ourselves by putting constraints on our behaviour. When there is no conditioning, we all blossom. He mentioned how in big cities, people smile less.

Then he came to the touch aspect of Dhyana and how we use the Chin mudra gesture because it is similar to other universal gestures such as the 'thumbs up' gesture to indicate unity or being in control. Using Chin mudra the mind becomes divided in a positive way and this is Dhyana. This then led to the importance of the focused mind for Dhyana or anything else. How lots of time, we do things or converse in an auto process mode. Then when we really need to focus, we find we close our eyes, this means we are disabling one of the senses. So the whole body is like an instrument to play, so you become one with your breath and cultivate your mind to focus but not forcefully. Understanding your mind is to understand the world. Understanding the mind takes time.

To be happy, we should reduce our desires to the top priorities and then do Dhyana on these to feel fulfilled and to accomplish them as the resources needed to achieve them will come.

People may have arrived tired and weary but they left feeling inspired and energised.