We, the members of this community, are all travelers on the path of self realization and in the search of the truth.
We may be treading different paths or routes to our common destination, but doesn't few things essential, the basic, remains the same.
PROPER CLEANSING OF PHYSICAL BODY, PROPER DIET AND FOOD SUPPLEMENTS, MEDITATION, EXERCISE, proper sleep and over all a disciplined life style.
ONLY A HEALTHY BODY CAN HAVE A HEALTHY MIND.
proper cleansing - laxatives and colon irrigation, fasting, kalps- fasting on fruits, juices, lentils, single cereals.
proper diet- light food easily digestible (preferably vegetarian), food stuff with right fiber content, natural supplements.
Exercise- yog asanas, pranayama, breathing techniques, aerobics,.........
Meditation- in all it's form- for mind training
Proper sleep- 6 to 8 hours.
Disciplined life style- a fixed schedule for all of the above.
Getting rid of bad habits, rather it would be wise to call them irritants- ALCOHOL beyond a certain quantity, drug abuse, intoxicants, too much of excitement.
There are friends on this platform who believe that intoxicants in various forms help them reach a state of trance, but do they really help.
Any experience under influence of intoxicants may not be an encounter with higher self or truth, but a result of hidden emotions- positive and or negative. Such experience may further deflect us from the path of ASCENSION OR SELF REALIZATION.
Numbing of mind with drug abuse, will be more of a CONFUSION than ASCENSION and it may appeal to undisciplined persons with weak will power looking for short cuts, whereas there are no short cuts- only reaching to state of no thoughts with help of meditation will show and or lead to the right path.
I would like to request you all to share your practice, methodology, routines and habits, suggestions and experiences with your fellow travelers so that we all grow together, spiritually.
And please also recommend some readings which might be helpful.