Friday, October 30, 2009

Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide by Kriyananda

Hailed by many astrologers as a classic, this book not only maps our strengths and weaknesses, but also reveals the true purpose of astrology: to guide us toward our own self-realization.

Swami Kriyananda's studies embrace Indian as well as Western astrology. He shows how extraordinarily sophisticated this ancient science is in its careful delineation of twelve basic categories of human nature.

The convincing insights Kriyananda offers into human nature are born of forty years of meditative practice, as well as of a lifetime of experience in counseling others.

The sun in Capricorn

The key to Capricorn’s influence is its power to awaken in the ego a desire to bring reality into sharp, impersonal focus. A secondary key word for this sign is concentration.

Parmahansa Yogananda, himself a Capricorn, stressed in his teachings that “Concentration is the key to sucess” and this quality is epitomized by this sign.
Capricorn meditation is to visualize the body as a rock, heavy and strong. Visualize the mind as a rock, so immovably fixed that no thought, no emotion can sway it.

The seat of concentration in the body is located at the third eye. All thoughts, all sensation have their origin at that point.

“When we go to a tragic motion picture and see death and suffering on the screen, we may leave saying, ‘What a fine picture!’ Why then can we not say as much of this motion picture of life? For the truth is, we are only shadow players on the screen of life. We are immortals sent here on earth to act our roles and then depart. We should not take the play seriously. Whatever picture is showing, we should not let it disturb our minds. Let us just say, ‘This is a good picture. I am learning much from this experience.’ If you can face life with the attitude, you shall see the light of eternal bliss dancing through all life’s experiences.”
-Parmahansa Yogananda

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