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If the breath is fortunate a person will achieve one side of this selection, by demonstrating a strong focused inner will. Most of the breathing (people) lack focus in the unconscious search for wanting to have both — spineless.
Most people on their journey to perfection can not decide which path to choose. Their wishes will not allow this. Generally speaking the ideal is a strong spine (stability) and a powerful mind (a leader), while the key is in the breath. When our inner self wants to have both and this want will not allow the breath to find the right coordinates, then the function of the breath — which is the connection that is responsible for development — is entering its own kind of stress. That stress then expands.
Coincidentally we don’t have working scientific knowledge about the inner connections of the breath, mind, body, spiritual and physiological health. This type of knowledge still exists in the meditative East, more or less — but in quite a peculiar form. There is so much secrecy about it that the majority of people lost most of the true knowledge. The few people that do know prefer to remain silent according to their tradition.
A teaching of self-control over wishes has existed in the East for thousands of years. Krishna who taught Arjuna yoga was steering the horses (the wants) in a battle between relatives to win over the kingdom. This image represents the battle inside oneself. There is a type of a war between “relatives” inside of a person, where each party wants to take over — become the ruler of the kingdom. In this battle there is nothing to win — either physiological or spiritual health. These concepts are split in our culture. In the Western culture it is the breathing that unites them — breathing without wants.
Wanting is a problem that all religious and spiritual systems are trying to resolve — endless wants. These wants can be restrained by religious fears or eliminated by the practice of liberation. In other words, there are only two paths: a slave shivering in fear or a warrior. The warrior, first of all, is disciplined, — and this discipline is that of a free man. As for cultivating fear, there is always a danger of hysteria — individually or in the masses.
It should not be difficult to understand that with the correct coordination of the breathing, the mind and the body unite, and the kingdoms expand. This is a different quality mind and a different quality body — a spiritual peace and a physiological wellness. These two models are two absolutely different psychological constitutions. One differs from another just as an airplane differs from an old wagon — this is not hard to see.
The master-mystic is different from an average specialist in that he can not only see the path but also knows how to achieve it. He can place a person into a meditative state — into a different psycho physiological reality. Meditation is not for everyone. A mystic will only work with those who possess a spirit of a warrior and a strong and stable mind that results in social adequacy. In other words, a mystic follows all the safety principles both for the individual and for the social environment.
These coordinates are not all there is — this subject is much wider and much deeper.
When a person is falling asleep, he is going from one set of reality coordinates (state of being awake) into a different set of reality coordinates (state of dreaming). The pressure of gravitation on the body and the pressure of information on the mind is also shifted to different coordinates where a different type of breathing is working. In the dream state, the concentration of the mind is much higher than in the waking state, and its speed is higher as well, while the consciousness of oneself is lower.