Yoga has been officially with us since 150 BC from Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is claimed to be founded by a man named Patanjali. But I believe Yoga has been with us, or union, since the beginning of time. Patanjali preached mystical union with a personal deity, within yourself is this deity, through the practice of self-hypnosis, or meditation looking within, and a rising above the senses by abstract meditation using Hatha Yoga postures in meditation, for adoption of special postures, and ascetic practices. Through the physical control of the body and the mental control of the mind one can reach the self within. Yogi Narayana also said this can be reached through music, pure sex, religious devotion and just pure will power having nothing to do with Hatha Yoga. He did believe in the union of the sexes were as other Yogi's do not.
In the West, Yoga is more a system of physical and mental exercise, or completely separate as in Raja and Hatha Yoga. A person practicing Hatha Yoga (exercising) may not have any knowledge of Raja Yoga (Mental Internal Realization). This union within a person seeks the union of the individual with the divine by means of exercise, breathing, postures, diet, and meditation.
All these methods are used to construct and to be the most healthy person both mentally and physically. Only through this concise effort with these tools of development may a person be able to reach the divine-self within which is the highest goal of Yoga.
Yogi Schmielewski practiced in his school all these different systems of Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Pranayama breathing, Kundalini-Laya-Krama Yoga, Raja Yoga, Philosophy (Paul Brunton style Yoga) Advanced Meditation, Metaphysics, and special Psychotherapy.
Patanjali wrote in his books in the 2nd century B.C. that by using Raja-yoga which demonstrate the essential difference between matter and self. By seeking through a series of eight progressive stages to free the self, or ego, from the material world, by becoming ego less, and the cycle of rebirth.
It is interesting to learn that Hatha-yoga, which developed out of Raja-yoga, dates from the teachings of Gorakhnath, a Hindu master of yoga who lived about AD 1000. In our time, most people who study and practice Yoga are likely to emphasize its health benefits as a form of exercise and relaxation rather than its religious and philosophical aspects.
Yogi Schmielewski could prove and demonstrate that He could control his blood pressure, respiration, even body temperature and heart rate through his practice of Yoga.
Yoga is the practice of freeing oneself from suffering by the Four Noble truths (existence is suffering, suffering has a cause within the self, one may be freed of suffering, following the precepts of the Eight fold Path ends suffering and leads to Nirvana). "The Lotus Petal of 10,000 flowers above the head"
Now we have two main schools of Buddhism the Mahayana School and the Theraveda School. Yogi Schmielewski practiced Mahayana Buddhism which developed into Pure Land Buddhism. Yogi Schmielewski practiced pure Yoga and would not place a name on his school as not to make it nationalistic. For he believed in the Nameless God not having any attachment to any movement or religion which only causes division within the society of man. Yogi Alfred did not have any dislike for any of the great teachers or religions. He only wanted these institutional leaders to run their institutions in a manner that coincided with divine law of its founders and not the man made law of their leaders for personal gain. He termed these type of leaders as maggots and should be replaced by noble men and women. He believed in a world that would be lead by poets and artists and not these so called professional political leaders WHO's' interest is their personal benefit. Did Mozart think about his personal benefit when he wrote his music?
Buddhism was founded by Siddhartha, after six years of wandering about 528 BC while meditating at Buddha Gaya (now in northeast India); articulated his Four Noble Truths in his first sermon soon after, as Buddha, Siddhartha spent the remaining time of his life spreading his teachings. Around 340 BC various factions among the rising Buddhist movement split into two great sects which these eventually became the Mahayan (Greater Vehicle) and the Theraveda or Hinayana (Lesser Vehicle) , which were the two divisions of modern Buddhism.
In my 30 year association with Yogi Alfred I never heard him name these schools of Buddhism. To him names were names and had no meaning in the divine way of looking at things. Only man with his material mind will place names and numbers on things. To Yogi Fred there were no names or numbers just the Nameless God. I never heard him speak of the Nameless God also. I only read it in his books.
It was interesting to learn that Buddhism was introduced in Tibet in the 7th Century. Yogi Schmielewski really liked the writings that came out of Tibet. His version of The Western Book of Dead came out of his studying and experiencing the knowledge from Tibet.
As we know now he, Yogi Alfred, changed his name to Maha Narayana after the school of the Pure Land Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism. If you look at the two words you will see that Alfred Schmielewski was another Buddha who thought highly of Narayana Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism, but he was a Western Buddha.
This may be hard to accept for the Western Mind that there was a man called Alfred Schmielewski, Yogi, who was a Buddha and called himself, Maha Narayana, Buddha.
But if you read Yogi's Narayana writings you will understand that names have no meaning to a Buddha just the cosmic mind and the pure white light of realization. To study the way of Alfred Schmielewski is a life time study and may take an individual some 30 years to full fill this search for the divine within the individual man. There are no rites or permissions to enter the Pure Land just your own ability to study and seek the inner soul using your ego which one day will have to be peeled away or that must be destroyed to become a Yogi. You cannot go to a school like Harvard and get a degree in Yoga it is meaningless. Only God gives you this degree and your own ability. This is the true value of Yoga. You decide if you are qualified not some school administrator or group of first class asses.
It is a funny relationship that one must use the ego, the very thing that is stopping a person from reaching the divine self, the ego to destroy the ego. So is the way of the divine search to the clear white light of the self. In Yogi's Nirvana words, "The conscious mind, the seat of intellect. This paper-thin layer or sub-division of man's mind is in the state of constant conflict with the unconscious, subconscious and racial minds. Out of this conflict is manufactured intelligence, culture and civilization."
When reading the Sutras of Yogi Narayana I would suggest you be careful not to get confused or place labels on his words. This book is extremely complex and deals with all our subconscious weaknesses including sex. So when reading the parts where he says to have intercourse with your Mother he does not mean that he means having intercourse with your Mother, but your Spiritual Mother or the Mother, The Female Within you, Anima, Soul, (for men, (women would be the opposite) within your physical body, not another person, but a spirit. He is talking about spirits not living people in these sections of the Sutras. So please be careful when reading these sections.
Also, Yogi Narayana is allowing us to experience a new way of thinking beyond what we know from our books and articles that we have learned from our education. You must open your mind up to this new way of thinking to allow the conscious suppression of our subconscious and racial minds that is produced in us by civilization that can only be peeled away by the conscious act of Yoga as practiced by Yogi Narayana, Paul Brunton, and many others and including Carl Jung.
Raja Yoga and defined by Yogi Narayana. Raja Yoga is divided into three principal sections: Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Mantra Yoga. Each of these Yogas has eight lines: Yama, internal cleanliness and moral precepts. Niyama, cleanliness of body and mind, piety and study. Asanas, postures. Pranayama, breath control and manipulation of energies. Pratyahar, introspection. Dharana, concentration. Dhyana, meditation. Samadhi, superconsciousness.
The three lines of higher Yogas: Nivikalpi Samadhi, highest bliss. Maha Samadhi, cessation in the deity. Nameless Samadhi, the Samadhi that rises beyond the gods.
The functions of the human mind The human mind consists of the following divisions. The universal cosmic mind, summa summarum of all mind of all forms of life in the universe (The purpose of the universe is that of the distillation of life and spirit from its crude matter and energy.)
In the words of Yogi Narayana, "The yogi's power is not to break, nor to rise above the law of life and nature but to obey nature and its law." Greg Waters
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