A BLISSFUL CONNECTION OF SPACE, PRANA, TIME, KARMA & MIND
We Are Not In the Pranosphere, We Are the Pranosphere,
We Are Part of It
What is SPACE?
The Space element is the most important one according to Ayurveda, it is the element that provides means for everything to happen (also at a mental level). It’s paradoxical, it exists and it doesn’t at the same time. It’s the element where many objects can develop and it helps differentiate the objects.
Space is freedom, peace, expansion, inactivity, clarity, vision, serenity (the closest to happiness). It has no physical existence, but now we know it is linked to time. In the cosmos, Space (akash) or the consciousness is where our karma is located, the time from this and each of our lives. We also need space in our room, inside the car, in the closet, in the stomach, in the mind, at home, in between your spouse.
Space also generates prana, to which time is added, that generates mind and karma, then all of that conforms the pranosphere and any aspect of them that changes, will affect the rest of them.
What is PRANA?
Ayurveda and Yoga’s life philosophy are based on prana; all of their paths are to get prana. To handle the mind or to handle the prana is to manage space, time and karma. Shakti is the primordial energy and has 2 polarities, it’s called prana if it is manifested, and kundalini if it is potential.
Prana means pra-anna, the first food, and our first food when we begin our existence is oxygen, but prana is not just oxygen (planets can move and anaerobic germs can have prana shakti and respire in the absence of oxygen). Prana is not only energy, it is action, joy, pleasure, sex, enthusiasm, optimism, will power, attention and intention (sankalpa), good vibes, acceptance, fewer complaints, good attitude.
The Pranic Energy
When the mind is calm, the breath is calm as well; when the mind is disturbed, it disturbs the breath. When prana is controlled, all actions in which prana is involved are immediately controlled. By improving our breath, prana increases and the mind awakens (relevant in geriatrics and vata imbalances). Prana is influenced by our karma, dosha, our emotions, our work, the weather; summing up, by our lifestyle.
I am ... what follows that is the ego. So ham: I am that, purusha. I am (mental state) ... what follows is prana. Prana, wind, air, mind, time, energy, death, karma ... are different octaves of the same music.
Space generates and preserves prana, and prana is the will power’s fuel. Just as the body is a srota or channel of the mind, it is of time, prana and space as well.
What is PRANOSPHERE (Pranic Science)?
The pranosphere is a personal contribution to neo-Ayurveda, presented at the 3rd National Ayurveda Congress (Rosario, Argentina, 2016), the Yoga National Congress (Buenos Aires 2017) and in my next book; Ayurveda and Karma (Lea Ed., September 2017).
It is about the circulation of prana in space and time. It is not described in any book, that is why we say it’s an updated contribution or neo-Ayurveda. The pranosphere carries information and energy. Prayers are pranic thoughts and being electric currents also generate magnetism; these waves of thought also converge in the pranosphere.
The pranosphere is a srota, a subtle extracorporeal nadi, more pure and brighter than air, and at the same time the region that occupies this element. The pranosphere is generated by space and through it generates prana, connecting prana with akasha. We are not in the pranosphere, we are the pranosphere, we are part of it.
3 Types of Prana
Prana is action, movement. The mind is prana expressing itself and as such we can integrate it with the gunas or qualities (another contribution to the neo-Ayurveda). Thus, there will be Sattvic (Holistic) Prana: building a school, cleansing the river, dharma prana, vairagya, with detachment from the result. Also, there will be Rajasic (Active) Prana (everyday life, stress, competition, survival) and Tamasic (Destructive) Prana (shouting, hitting, rapes). And if I can cross the prana with the gunas, it means that I can also cross space, time, and karma ... then one can speak a sattvic time, a rajasic time and a tamasic time, in which, Sattvic would be the present, the now, the Rajasic the future and Tamás the past.
The Connection of Space & Time
Space is always sattvic, it can only be occupied, and when man interferes, then generates sattvic spaces (schools, hospitals, temples), rajasic spaces (offices, sports) and tamasic spaces (wars, bombs).
The pranosphere tells us that space is bounded to time, and therefore also to prana, karma, death, breath, mind, food (everything that comes in through the senses). If a thought can travel from one mind to another through the noosphere, also can prana, through this pranosphere ... although not even through the pranosphere can we purify each other.
When we think of the space element together with time, we begin looking at other things, for example Vata, which is space and wind, is also prana and time and by being dosha, or tendency to imbalance, will suffer for it: old age, anxiety, hyperkinesia, memory loss…
Time and space are inseparable, ergo time would be a force or measure determined by the gravity of objects. To handle prana is to manage the mind, time and space. The wind is also prana, ergo time, because the wind moves things through space, and if you move things through space, you move things over time … the wind produces wear and degeneration.
When it is said, "I have no time," it is also being said I have no space, I am tight, I have no mind, I have no prana, I can not see it. Space is linked to time, prana and mind. That is why people who are always late not only invade the time of others, but the mind, prana and space as well. Space generates and preserves prana, energy, so thanks to space (ergo to time), movement is possible. Space is a matter of time. Space and time is to be able to see. To think is to add time and space, name and form (kala dik nama rupa).
The Connection of Mind, Prana & Karma
Thought takes us out of the now, ergo adds time. The mind (prana) is born out of karma ... and generates karma. The mind is a pattern of samskaras and vasanas, or impressions and tendencies that filter all perception and action. Memories permeate thought and therefore action, they act as time and as conditioning. If the mind is controlled, the prana is controlled ... and vice versa.
Prana lowers negative karma (puniampapam); negative karma lowers prana. Wisdom feeds prana; ego (grievances, guilt, comparisons) destroys it. Karma is born out of the mind ... and generates mind (which is prana, whether sattvic, rajasic, or tamasic).
The prana is nourished by the Sun, healthy and cherished food, and through breathing. Meditation influences and controls the science of breathing, pranayama breaths, asana, posture and of course the mind. Listening, seeing, who touches us, who we are with, everything can feed us or create indigestion, everything can give us prana or take it away. Food is all that comes in through the senses and what is not digested becomes dosha, karma. The horizontal aspects of our life are doshas and gunas, the vertical aspect is karma.
In the end, we see that summing up every problem is a thought, so by changing the thought, the problem changes ... and also the mind, time, space, prana and karma.