Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks. He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.
Many people write me asking if they can learn a language or complex mathematics in a very short period of time by applying Yoga Nidra. Here is my answer.
Yoga Nidra is not quite that much of a magic. One still has to study a subject in the regular way, then go into the Yoga Nidra state. Without disturbing the rest of the mental field, select the topic to be reviewed. The images or words and the topic come popping up in a proper sequence. One simply observes that. It is a difficult process to learn and even more difficult is to do conscious recall of the imagery that had emerged from the unconscious, when one comes out of that exercise.
This is easily described but not easily learnt.
It is difficult enough for people to go into pure Yoga Nidra and then more difficult is to selectively make a certain topic emerge from the reservoir of the unconscious into which it was earlier sent into storage while learning consciously.
So here are the steps:
This involves a mastery of conscious mind, Yoga Nidra, area of the knowledge storage in the unconscious and finding channels of communicating among these layers.
I never learned how. I was never given a lesson except in the basic exercises leading to Yoga Nidra.
I have been using it from childhood, from the initiation into Yoga Nidra proper from the Guru and from what I have been doing (a) to learn and (b) to discover new knowledge. I am only giving a description of the processes I undergo.
We could try to do this in a workshop on a very rudimentary basis. Some lucky ones will catch it.
My own emphasis remains on pure meditation and pure Yoga Nidra. I do not teach curing headaches or learning languages. My shukla, shuddha-vidya goals are very clear to me.
I am now not going to open a language school in New York or Hollywood to speak French for French movies! I will not train my teachers to do that either.
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