Cosmic providence lead me to the Surah Parampara Tradition and Aaravindha. Though I was not consciously searching, I instantly knew that I had found a treasure when I stepped into Sambodha. Meanwhile I graduated as Paramahamsa teacher. However, the treasure box is vast. Learning, comprehending and experiencing does never end.
I am very fascinated how well the Sambodha knowledge integrates in our lives. It supports us in finding our connection to our higher self and in expressing it, free of conditioning and constraints, which detain us from our inner freedom. I remember during my adolescence, when asking myself the question “Why? What for?“ in other words when I was asking for meaningfulness I was very knocked over, because I did not know the answer to this question. Today I can find the answers when I align to my higher self. In these demanding times the world needs us in that devotion and alignment to our true self-expression. I am deeply convinced that we all are longing – longing for ourselves.
I want to share with you how we can get closer to our true self when we practice the Sambodha meditations and integrate the Sambodha knowledge into our daily life, because I am convinced both help at every level of our lives, small or large.
Sambodha offers a wide range of meditation techniques. Everybody will find what one needs in every moment.
Breath awareness or an easy exercise in mindfulness can help to reduce stress or to sleep better. In addition, Kriya cleansing techniques can be helpful in that context. We practice Mantra Mediation in order to cultivate a certain quality in live, such as listening inwardly or self-love. While meditating we create order in ourselves and order creates healing. However, we also have techniques, which can nurture our self-healing power. If we commit our lives to self-realization, it will also be possible to be initiated to the Mahantarapatha Pavana techniques, which are the heart of Sambodha and which can quickly resolve distorted perceptions and karmic limitations. You decide how far you want to go; everything is possible from sleeping well to awakening.
The Sambodha knowledge conveys an understanding of our inner processes and helps us to integrate those things, which we practice in our meditations into our daily life. Both, knowledge and techniques are mutually dependent. Following topics are particularly close to my heart:
The 5 Kleshas: When asking ourselves “Who am I?” we should comprehend that we are not only what we think we are, but so much more and that we cannot limit ourselves to our identifications. We are divine beings and we draw from an infinite potential. This potential is accessible to us by listening inwardly. We will no longer need to defend ourselves if we come to this understanding.
Divine Qualities versus Emotions: If something threatens or confirms our identification, an emotion will show up. A Divine Quality is an inner conduct, which is not subject to any conditions. If we learn to be mindful and to observe our emotions, we will be able to listen humbly and thankfully in order to understand what Divine Quality we need at that moment. For example, if we judge ourselves or others we will need the quality of appreciation, which we may give to ourselves in the first place. Also happiness and pride are emotions, because they only arise when we feel confirmed.
The Art of Compassion: Compassion happens through our heart, which helps us finding out, whether we listen to the truth or to an illusion. The truth does always weigh lightly on our hearts. If our heart feels burdened, we will know that this feeling arises from an illusion and that we have to listen again.
I have noticed while attending Aaravindha’s seminars, that there are many parallels between the Sambodha knowledge and Sambodha mediations and the discoveries I made in my second passion: playing theatre. We learn to use our body and senses as a tool while acting. No matter whether we embody a role in a play or express our free self, the approach is the same. I offer theatre workshops, which allow exploring ourselves playfully, trying out what we learned in Sambodha, stretching our senses or just having fun.
In my job, I am also training people and I enjoy the various encounters with people, who do interest me very much. I have been working as teacher for a software, which is used in the textile industry (e. g. garment), for more than 14 years and I also do presentations and software support.