Space – Spiritual Reality – The journey within
Salepage : Space – Spiritual Reality – The journey within
The guru guided the route to spiritual awakening and enlightenment in the guru-shishya (teacher-disciple) system.
The recent trend of audio and video CDs that teach strategies to control the mind and cure the body is modeled after such tightly directed encounter. One of the various bundles of serenity is Spiritual Reality-The Journey Within (Rs 345), a 60-minute VCD.
It unravels the many levels of contemplative consciousness through a pleasingly choreographed multimedia dance, anchored by the voice of actor Ashish Vidyarthi. It colors and shapes interior reflections during meditation, such as auras, mirages, dreams, visions, breath, and out of body experiences.
The film demonstrates how to open up the sixth sense and channel cosmic energy in nine compellingly produced sections: Meditation, Cosmic Energy, Third Eye, the Energy Body, Astral Travel, Pyramid Meditation, Enlightenment, Nirvana, and Life After Life.
However, this CD cannot replace the advice of a guru. Space, a Bangalore-based team of academics and practitioners that teaches contemplative techniques across the country, did not strive to establish a persuasive reason for the practices it explored. It also does not explain how to transition from one state of meditation to another.
“It is Universal Truth presented in a viewer-friendly fashion,” explains one of the Space researchers, adding that they have purposefully avoided utilizing any cult image, religion, or philosophy behind it.
It’s an appealing package, to be sure. However, philosophic depth that addressed the inner possibilities of peace as well as its exterior pursuit may have made it exceptionally compelling as a how-to guide.