Chapter Sixteen Lamahood

A considerable amount of training was now given to me in the art of astral traveling, where the spirit, or ego, leaves the body and remains connected to life on Earth only by the Silver Cord. Many people find it difficult to believe that we travel in this way. Everyone does, when they sleep. Nearly always in the West it is Voluntary in the East lamas can do it when fully conscious. Thus they have a complete memory of what they have done, what they have seen and where they have been. In the West...

Lesson Seventeen

Have you ever had a person walk up to you bubbling with excitement and then, almost grasping your jacket, burst out, Oh my DEAR I had a most TERRIBLE experience last night I dreamed that I was walking down the street without a single stitch of clothing on. I was MOST embarrassed This has happened in various forms and various versions to many people. One may have had a dream in which one was suddenly transported to a drawing room full of elegantly dressed people, and then discovered that one has...

Info

Television, and they read the gory details in the sensational Press. So people are conditioned by the radio, conditioned by television programs, and, of course, hotted up by the Press who glorify in gore. You get people watching a TV program and they see some highly mythical house in Hollywood and they think, Why should they have a house like that and not me I should have the same. I want a Cadillac, a houseboat, a speedboat, and an aeroplane. And so they get discontented. Discontent breeds...

Three

I receive many readers' letters interested in knowing about our life, now that Miss Cleo and I are the only ones that remained in the family of Rampa. I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to tell all our corresponding ones how much it is being appreciated by the manifestation of their concerns. Many times, when I was imagining the (feather ) was been worth that effort of continuing in , livros and letters, a letter arrived with a cordial message - I was interested in reading your...

Chapter Six

As I look back, I realize more than ever that the time spent in Weybridge was a time of preparation for another phase. It seemed we were not destined to have friends or acquaintances, and it was not long before we were quite on our own the few people I had known were occupied with their own affairs, and to some extent everybody's life was influenced by the war. Carl and I became air-raid wardens and we had to take our turn on duty, patrolling our area, making sure no one was showing a light and...

Be Content

My son, as monastery be content with the body For the bodily substance is the palace of divinity. As a teacher be content with the mind, For knowledge of the truth is the beginning of holiness. As a book be content with outward things For their number is a symbol of the way of deliverance. As food be content to feed on ecstasy For stillness is the perfect likeness of divinity. As clothing be content to put on the inner heat For the sky-travelling Goddesses wear the warmth of bliss. For solitude...

Chapter Ten

I have been listening to the tragedy of a nation, using my little old transistor radio, and I am just overcome by the tragedy of it all. Of course by the time you read this book the news will be old, possibly even the new President will have left. I should never be surprised nowadays. But I have been listening to the tragedy of a nation. The tragedy is not the doings of Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon I would say, is no saint, in fact I should imagine that he can grow horns on his head far more...

Chapter Eleven Trappa

My youthful determination was devoted to passing the examination at the first attempt. As the date of my twelfth birthday approached, I gradually slackened off studies, for the examination started on the day after my birthday. The past years had been filled with intensive studies. Astrology, herbal medicine, anatomy, religious ethics, and even on the correct compounding of incense. Tibetan and Chinese languages, with special reference to good calligraphy, and mathematics. There had been little...

Chapter Three

I shall have to find a shady spot, I muttered to myself. And then I sat up and opened my eyes and gazed about with blank astonishment. Where was I What had happened And then, as I saw the Lama Mingyar Dondup, it all came back to me, and I had thought perhaps it was just a dream. There was no sun, the place was lit by something which looked like sunlight coming through glass walls. You do look absolutely amazed, Lobsang, said the Lama. I hope you have had a good rest....

Chapter Eight

Hogy MacOgwascher jerked back to awareness of the present with a start. Guiltily he looked up how much time had he wasted Well, time did not matter while he had this awful angina pain. He sat there holding his chest and wondering if he was going the same way as his father. The door opened stealthily. Hogy looked up with astonishment. What was it now Was it a robber come to steal from him Why the stealth The door opened a little more and cautiously, cautiously half a face appeared around the...

Chapter Two

The great Temple seemed to be a living thing. From my vantage point, high in the roof, I could look down and see the whole vast extent of the place. Earlier in the day my Guide, the Lama Mingyar Dondup, and I had journeyed to this place on a special mission. Now the Lama was closeted with a high dignitary, and I free to wander had found this priestly observation post amid the mighty rafters which supported the roof. Prowling about on the walkway of the roof, I had discovered the door and...

Chapter Fifteen The Secret Northand Yetis

During this time we went to the Chang Tang Highlands. In this book there is no time for more than a brief mention of this region. To do the expedition justice would require several books. The Dalai Lama had blessed each of the fifteen members of the party and we had all set off in high spirits, mounted on mules mules will go where horses will not. We made our slow way along by Tengri Tso, on to the huge lakes at Zilling Nor, and ever northwards. The slow climb over the Tangla Range, and on into...

Chapter Seventeen

It had been one of 'those' days when everything seemed to go wrong. The weather well, you know what Calgary weather is like cold, windy, with a great band of yellowish-greenish haze on the skyline, all the smog from the cars, because here in Calgary we seem to have more cars per capita than anywhere else in North America, and cars roar by all day and all night. By night the car drivers seem to go crazy. Strange really, no foot patrols by the police around here. By night the cars go on and on....

Chapter Twentytwo

After the change-over it was a strange feeling for each of us, for some time and it must have been much worse for the Guv we took occasional outings which I enjoyed and sometimes we went into a restaurant to have a meal, after exploring some of the local countryside. He seemed to adapt very quickly to the new and strange life, and for this I was grateful. One memorable day we went to Mortlake, a place which is known all over the world, even if by name only, since it is where the...

N

NADAS There are various forms of sound. Sound, in fact, is merely a vibration, as is sight. We call 'sound' that which can be apperceived by the human ears, or more accurately, by any ears. Nadas is a form of sound that is heard within, without the aid of ears. It is a voice of conscience, the voice of the God within, the voice of your Overself calling you, telling you what to do, and perhaps even more important telling you what not to do. It is said that 'Be still and know that I am within.'...

Lesson Twentyfour

People may have heard of the Law of Kharma. Unfortunately so many of these metaphysical matters have been given Sanskrit or Brahmin names. In much the same way medical terms, anatomical terms, and, in fact, many scientific terms, have Latin names, Latin names can indicate a type of flower, or a bulb, or the action of a particular muscle or artery. The purpose of this originated in the days of long ago. Many years ago doctors tried to keep their knowledge to themselves, and the doctors of those...

World We All Must Visit

THE gentle rain came pattering down, lightly washing the soot-laden slates of the old market town. Like the tears of new widows it fell from grey skies to tinkle across the garbage cans with musical fingers. To the soft sighing of the evening wind it danced and swayed across the roadways, tapping against windows and bathing the parched foliage of such scrawny trees as still stood with lower trunks immured in concrete sidewalks. The light of passing cars reflected from the glistening roadway,...

B

BEYOND This refers to the Great Beyond. It indicates that state of existence beyond the physical in which we find ourselves, it refers to life beyond the Vale of Death. People throughout ages, and all over the world, have speculated on the nature of 'The Beyond.' It is unfortunate that so-called scientists want to weigh everything, test everything, and prove everything, because that limits their ability to perceive the obvious. When a person is ready to receive the truth, then the truth comes...

Chapter Eleven

We have had questions so far from Africa, India, Iran, England, so let's get one from nearer home, one from Quebec. The question is about retarded children. 'What purpose does a child have who is born retarded, or even crippled or blind I know that nothing is ever in vain, but I do not see the reason for all the retarded children we have in our society. I might sound cruel, but how can these poor souls learn anything Are they not better off dead ' Answer Some...

Chapter Fifteen

I looked at his eyes with wonder, they were PECULIAR. For some time I could not place what it was that made me think they were so strange, and then I heard how he had been made blind. In Tibet hermits are immured in cells deep within a hermitage. The cells are completely and utterly without light, and after three years or seven years, if a man wants to be let out, if he feels that his self imposed withdrawal should end, then it takes a considerable time....

Chapter Five

TOGETHER we rushed down the corridor towards the In-firmarian's Office. TOGETHER NO, not quite The young lama did the rushing, I followed on faltering legs. Followed because he had a grip on the front of my robe and was towing me. I muttered and grumbled to myself as much as lack of breath would permit. I get blown off the ground and on to the roof and now everyone pushes me around. Ow I thought, now I am almost BELIEVING that I was blown up. Ow I wondered what the Inmost One thought or knew We...

Chapter Four At The Temple Gates

The road led straight ahead to Chakpori Lamasery, the Temple of Tibetan Medicine. A hard school, this I walked the miles as the day grew lighter and at the gate leading to the entrance compound I met two others, who also desired admission. We warily looked each other over, and I think that none of us was much impressed by what we saw in the others. We decided that we would have to be sociable if we were going to endure the same training. For some time we knocked timidly, and nothing happened....

Chapter Four

The season was that of Logsar, the Tibetan New Year. We chelas and trappas also had been busy for some time now, making butter images. Last year we had not bothered and had therefore occasioned some ill feeling other lamaseries had held to the belief (correctly ) that we of Chak-pori had neither time nor interest for such childish pursuits. This year, then, by order of the Inmost One Himself, we had to make butter images and enter the contest. Our effort was a modest one compared to that of...

Chapter Nine

'Hey ' screamed the words from the letter. 'How is it that you, who have been doing aura work for so long, never get a good write-up in the Press ' The old man thoughtfully pulled out a newspaper cutting which was stuck in the big envelope. It was from some paper called 'The National Enquirer' dated September 24th, 1972. It seemed that some fellow was falling over backwards front-wards as well to praise up the Russians and their efforts in aura research. It purports to say that plants 'know'...

Chapter Seven

Catt began 'showing off in front of anyone who happened to call upon us he would roll over on to his back and wait to be admired. Being a Leo person he was proud . . . and beautiful and everybody commented upon his appearance. Even the short tail of babyhood had grown to become a thing of beauty. We spent a lot of time, he and I, in our yard where we read or dug up the little bit of flower patch, planting seeds which we hoped would eventually produce...

Chapter Nineteen

THE Thousand Islands a real wonderland and that was the district we were bound for. I have often marveled that the name was not immortalized in some other manner than that of salad dressing. 'What kind of dressing would you like with the salad, ma'am ' is the frequently asked question on visiting a restaurant. If one is slow to answer the inquiry is followed by, The Thousand Islands, perhaps ' and because it is so well known and palatable which accounts for its popularity that is what one takes...

Chapter One

Martha MacGoohoogly strode purposefully to her kitchen door, a tattered scrap of newspaper clutched in a ham-like hand. Outside, in the parched patch of weed-covered ground which served as 'back garden' she stopped and glared around like a cross bull in the mating season awaiting the advent of rivals. Satisfied or disappointed that there were no rivals for attention in the offing, she hurried to the broken-down fence defining the garden limits. Gratefully propping her more than ample bosom...

Chapter Six Teen

Thames Ditton must have been a very important place in days gone by, especially in the time of Queen Elizabeth the First. One could just imagine the Queen sailing along in her barge, right along the Thames to Hampton Court where, one understands, she spent a great deal of time. At the present time, just as at the time we were in the area, no doubt it is possible to visit the actual suite she used, and gaze upon the bed wherein she slept, or stayed awake. In England there is a famous phrase...

Chapter Six Life In The Lamasery

Two weeks went by and my body burns were very much better. My leg was still troublesome but at least it was making progress. I asked if I could resume normal routine as I wanted to be moving about more. It was agreed that I should, but I was given permission to sit in any way I could, or to lie on my face. Tibetans sit cross-legged in what we call the lotus attitude, but my leg disability definitely prevented that. On the first afternoon of my return there was work in the kitchens. My job was...

Fear

And my house is a house of the void of truth. And my coat is the coat of inner heat. And my wealth is glorious, unending, sevenfold. And my food is the food of meditation upon truth. And my drink is the nectar of right knowledge. In fear of weariness I sought a companion And my companion is the everlasting void of bliss. Now I fear not weariness. In fear of error I sought a Path And my Path is the Path of transcendent union. Now I fear not error. I am a Sage who possesses in plentitude The...

Info Kup

Skill developed with many a successful encounter - he slid a leg in front of the poor old lady and then a hand poised at her back to push her forward, to trip her on to her face and grab her bag. But oh, surprise the little old lady ducked and swung her heavy brick-laden bag at Willy s head. For a sick moment Willy saw it coming. Then with a smashing crash it caught him beside the head. He saw bright lights. He had an excruciating pain and he shrieked, and then the whole world went black before...

Info Mum

Time the land masses drifted apart forming ramparts against which the sea, now divided into SEAS, beat in vain. The Earth settled into stable orbit. 'Millions of years crawled on. Millions of years of EARTH time. Again an expedition approached from the Empire. This time it brought the first humanoids to the world. Strange purple creatures were unloaded, the women having eight breasts, and men and women having a head set square on the shoulders so that to see at the side the whole body had to be...

Lesson Nine

In the last lesson we dealt in the concluding stages with thought. We said thought is where you want it to be. That is a formula which really can assist us to get out of the body, to do astral travelling. Let us repeat it. Thought is where you want it to be. Outside of you, if you want it so. Let us have a little practice. Here again, you will need to be where you are quite alone, where there are no distractions. You are going to try to get yourself out of your body. You must be alone, you must...

Last Days At Home

Inside the house there was still much activity. Tea was still being consumed in huge quantities, and food was disappearing as lastminute revellers fortified themselves against the coming night. All the rooms were occupied, and there was no room for me. Disconsolately I wandered around, idly kieking at stones and anything else in the way, but even that did not bring inspiration. No one took any notice ofme, the guests were tired and happy, the servants were tired and irritable. The horses have...

Q

QUALITIES It is useless for any person to apply for a specialized job without having the qualifications necessary for that job. You would not apply to be a cook if your specialty was deep-sea diving. In the same way one has to have certain qualifications or qualities before one can make progress on the upward Path of evolution. Among the qualities one must cultivate are those of stability stability of purpose, stability of character, and stability of spirit. One must have the necessary...

I

ICHCHHASHAKTI This is the long way to say 'will-power.' Actually, it is not just the power which enables one to say, 'I can' and 'I will,' but is, instead, rather more like the electric waves generated by the brain, and which can, literally, galvanise one into a special form of activity. It is the special power which enables the Adept, who is breathing correctly, to accomplish levitation. Levitation is quite possible, and rather easy to do, especially if one really has a sound reason for it....

G

GAYATRI This is the name given to a most important Mantra. Christians recite The Lord's Prayer, which, after all, is just a Christian Mantra. The Hindu recites the Gayatri. A Hindu will go through certain ceremonies, and then recite this Mantra daily. Here are the actual words 'Om, bhur, bhuvah, swah. Tat savicur varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi. Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat. Om.' The meaning of this translated into English is 'We meditate upon the ineffable effulgence of that resplendent Sun. May...