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Studying Actual Immortals by Leonard D. Orr

Leonard D OrrObviously, studying actual immortals and having an open mind to what they teach is a good place to start.

I teach six principles that I learned from them:

1) Mastering the mind with mantra, Om Namaha Shivaiya, and healing the emotional mind. Healing the emotional mind might take 50 to 100 years. If taking 50 to 100 years is too much of a burden to heal ourselves, why would we like to be immortal?

2) Earth - a conscious vegetarian diet, regular fasting, and a personal exercise system that works. Having an elimination system that works is also basic. The body can actually heal the soul.

3) Air - mastering conscious energy breathing.

4) Water - bathing twice daily to clean the energy body is basic, as well as drinking good water.

5) Fire - using fire daily to clean and balance out energy body.

6) Spiritual community - this is equally as valuable as solitude in healing the emotional mind.

These are the spiritual purification practices with the elements. These are the elementary practices of all the immortals I have met.

However, you can't trust me because I haven't even reached the minimum of 300 years in the same body. I still have a way to go to reach 100. So we will have to wait to see if I become an impressive example. In the meantime, experiment with the practices and see if you get results. You can trust what produces results.

I keep teaching spiritual purification, because it produces daily and weekly and monthly and yearly results that I can feel and measure. My friends who do the practices report the same results. This is all science can do. You can do what works for you today. Your day 1,000 years from now probably won't be much different than today. So, do what works today and if the quality of your life improves, the quantity will probably follow.

I call it the Yoga of everlasting life. It keeps working for me. I enjoy life more and my body becomes more able, healthier, and more responsive every year. Some people say that I am more attractive, but I am just beginning to work on the cosmetics of my appearance. Even I see some improvements.

My experience of life is that the quality of my life improves every year. I seem to be going in the right direction.

Babaji has many bodies, some he plays in for thousands or millions or billions of years and with some he plays Mahasamadhi - the death lela. He is an ever-present presence with me and has saved me from death many times, personally, as well as through the practices that He has taught to me. You can learn more about Babaji in my teleseminar, Babaji and the Immortal Masters, the Science of Living.

There are thousands of immortals on the planet. My greatest rewards have come from being an immortal hunter and allowing myself to learn from them.

Living in the eternal reality above the mind seems to be key, and the practices make it easier to stay there, while I enjoy playing in the world. My visible and invisible relationship to Babaji is basic and infinitely rich. Collaboration is a part of the game of life.

Mastering the body may be easier than we think. I have written much about this.

Goraknath has been on the planet for a few thousand years. His book which is over 1000 years old, is one of my favorites. He has trained more immortals than anyone in the last 100,000 years. If you actually practice what he teaches, you might make it past the 100 year mark.

The Philosophy of Goraknath by Akshaya Kumar Banerjea is based mainly on his actual book, Siddha-Siddhanta-Paddhati, (which I haven't found in English yet), as well as the Goraknath Samhita, and several other Goraknath texts. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of The Philosophy of Goraknath, you can email the RBI bookstore at: bookstore @ rebirthingbreathwork .com.

Reading and rereading the Shiva Purana is off the charts as far as literature goes.

I am glad that I have over 20 years of practice and healing before I reach that one century point, which of course is just the beginning of physical immortality. I am betting on the teachings of my friends to perhaps enable me to look as good as they do when I get there.

I am in Australia this month, than back to India. Rebirthing is booming everywhere. Training high quality rebirthers has been my great challenge from the beginning of the movement. And that quality includes healing the death urge and mastering the energy body with the simple and pleasurable practices of spiritual purification. When we have enough experience with these we can heal senility and aging.

Every thing that we do each day to take care of our minds and bodies, can be fun and interesting. Eternity is filled with each day that is filled with interest and aliveness.

We can have as much fun as God is having!

Truth, Simplicity, and Love,
Leonard D. Orr

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About the Author Leonard D. Orr

Leonard D. Orr
Leonard D. Orr

Leonard Orr is the discoverer and founder of the worldwide Rebirthing Breathwork movement. As a result of spontaneous rebirthing experiences, from 1962 to 1975, he discovered and developed the technique known as 'connected breathing', where the inhale and exhale are merged with no pause in between. This is the natural breathing rhythm of babies, animals, and most young children. This technique is used today in hundreds of various forms of breathing styles.

Leonard was spiritually enlightened in 1960, unraveled the death urge he learned from his family tradition in 1967, and had numberless spontaneous birth, prenatal and infancy memories. Leonard sometimes says that his healing and personal evolution was caused by spiritual accidents in the bathtub.

Rebirthing Breathwork, as taught by Leonard Orr, is the original form, which is being practiced widely today by thousands of professional Breathworkers. It is estimated that more than 10 million people around the globe have experienced the healing power of Rebirthing Breathwork as a result of receiving at least 10 high quality individual completed energy cycles with a high quality Rebirther.

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