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ETERNAL

LIFE TIMES

(NEWS LETTER OF THE LIFE RESEARCH ACADEMY)

July 2011

VOL-3 NO.3

‘KNOWLEDGE OF THE SELF’ IS ‘LIBERATION OF THE SELF’

Dr. NEWTON KONDAVETI

Founder’s Message

My Dear Friends,

This year, on the 17th of May, we celebrated the birthday of one of the greatest spiritual scientists who walked on this earth – Gautama Siddhartha, known all over the world as  ‘Buddha’. Buddha is not a name. Buddha means ‘An Awakened One’. It is a state of being. Everyone’s essence is ‘Buddhahood’.
 
Buddha’s contribution to the world is enormous and is as significant today as it was 2500 years ago. Most people today are sleepwalking through life. Buddha gave us some wonderful tools that help us to become awakened.
 
Anapanasati Meditation – The practice of Anapanasati Meditation makes the mind empty and silent, leading to an awakening of the Inner Senses which in turn help us to realize that we are multidimensional  beings.
 
Past Life Regression - Buddha  narrated his past life memories, which came to be known as Jataka Tales. Jataka tales are not only about the past Lives of Buddha, but they refer to everyone’s past life memories which can be discovered through meditation. Discovering past lives helps us to see the root cause of why things are the way they are in our lives. We are then able to see the big picture and learn the lessons associated. Integrating these lessons enables us to stop the repetitive patterns that create negative circumstances and situations in our lives.
 
Pragya and Karuna – ‘Pragya’ means Wisdom and ‘Karuna’ means compassion. Buddha said that Pragya and Karuna are like two wings of a bird. Just as a bird needs two wings to fly, we need both wisdom and compassion to be become awakened ones.
 
Humility – Buddha was a living embodiment of humility as can be seen from this statement of his: 
 
“Thousands of Buddhas came before me and
Thousands of Buddhas will come after me.”
 
Self-empowerment – Although self-empowerment is at the heart of the teachings of every great Spiritual Master, Buddha was very clear in his expression. He told his disciples not to become dependent on him or, on anyone for that matter, he said: 
 
“If you meet Buddha on the road, kill him.”
Even as he took his last breath, he said: 
 
“Be a Light unto Yourself.”
 
       Let us all become awakened ones!
 
       Hail unto Buddhahood!
 

With all the Love, Light, and Joy,

Dr. Newton Kondaveti

RAJASHEKHAR POTLURI

EDITORIAL

Dear Readers,

Welcome to this new issue of ETERNAL LIFE TIMES!

“Oh, East is East and West is West and never the twain shall meet”. These are the famous words of Rudyard Kipling, the famour Poet and novelist. Similarly, we have the perception - ‘Science is Science and Spirituality is Spirituality and never the two shall meet’. However both Kipling’s statement, as well as the common perception about Science and Spirituality, have been proved wrong time and again. More so in recent times.
 
In the words of Brahmarshi Patriji, Founder of the Pyramid Spiritual Societies Movement, “A Scientist who ridicules Spirituality, is not a true Scientist. So also, a Spiritualist who ridicules Science, is not a true Spiritualist”. The time has come for the merger of Science and Spirit, for they are inseparable. Science helps us to understand Spirituality better and Spirituality helps us to understand Science better. Every great Scientist and every great Spiritual Master has understood and acknowledged this.
 
By bringing scientific research and scientifically validated cases in the fields of Past Life Regression, Future Progression and Reincarnation Studies to its readers, Eternal LIFE TIMES brings Science and Spirit together.
 
Interaction among various individuals, groups, organizations and associations that are working towards the same cause is very important for the rapid development of Past Life Regression and for increasing its use and acceptance. The Association for Regression and Reincarnation Research (ARRR) was launched as a common platform to promote such interaction and also to facilitate sharing of wisdom and resources. It has been the endeavor of ARRR, to bring experts in the field to forums meant exclusively for this work, as well as to forums that focus on self-empowerment and alternative healing practices. The Global Congress of Spiritual Scientists (GCSS) is a wonderful platform that was created for Spiritual Scientists from all over the world to share their wisdom and unique perspectives with seekers of spiritual wisdom. The 4th GCSS, which will be held at Bangalore from 1st to 4th October 2011, will feature Dolores Cannon from USA, a pioneer of Past Life Regression with over 45 years experience in the field.
 
The series ‘Pioneers of Past Life Regression’, featuring interviews with people who have done pioneering work in the field provides insights into the work and lives of these masters. This issue features an interview with Hans TenDam, the pioneer from Netherlands, who is the founder of the European Association for Regression Therapy (EARTh). He is the author of two books about Reincarnation and Past Life Regression and has three decades of experience in the field. It was heartening to note that he intends to start a professional journal on Past Life Regression with an international readership. This is just what we had visualized regarding Eternal LIFE TIMES.
 
You will be pleased to know that the Eternal LIFE TIMES is now all set to take a quantum leap. Soon it will be available in leading bookstores in India. We will also have an online version that can be bought from the website of the ARRR. Members of the ARRR will have free access to the online version in the members’ area of the website. These are significant moves towards increasing awareness among people about Past life regression, Future life progression, Reincarnation research and related topics. Eternal LIFE TIMES now features more articles pertaining to these areas.
 
Eternal LIFE TIMES will play a vital role in the growth of ARRR.
 
The ARRR will play a vital role in the growth of Past Life Regression.

Rajashekhar Potluri

Chief Editor

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS

Dear Readers,

Spring has been an exciting and eventful season, filled with workshops, meetings, travel and other activities and we want you to be a part of it as well. Hence here are the highlights of the events.

Life Coach Training Program for Life Foundation

The Life Coach Training classes have begun and continued in full force, successfully completing 40 amazing sessions. A multitude of topics have been covered by different facilitators in each of the sessions, which have a duration of 2 hours (every Saturday and Sunday). Karma Science and Reincarnation, Near Death Experiences, ‘The way to Buddhahood’ and ‘Wisdom of Christ’ were the topics covered by Dr. Newton in 4 classes. Dr. Lakshmi helped the trainees understand ‘Reincarnation and Evolution of the Soul’, ‘The Science of Past Life Regression’ and ‘Spiritual Pregnancy and pre-birth communication’, that were covered in 4 classes.

Dr. Newton’s presentation at ‘Life Coach’ Training Program

 

Spreading Awareness

Spreading knowledge and awareness has been one of Dr. Newton’s main missions. To do so he holds seminars and lectures in different parts of the country and the world. Dr. Newton gave a Presentation on Past Life Regression and Inner Child Work before YPO Forum at Taj Deccan, Hyderabad, India. He also gave a Lecture on ‘Spiritual Science and Past Life Regression’ at Meerpet, Hyderabad which was organized by Mr. Venkateswara Rao. He also gave demo sessions to help understand the different concepts. Dr. Lakshmi and he travelled to Jammu & Kashmir covering Srinagar, Gulmarg and Pahalgam and conducted Meditation classes, Past Life Regression Seminars and Group demo sessions.

Dr. Lakshmi, Dr. Newton and Chitra Jha conducting a Meditation Session in Kashmir

 

Two-Day workshop on ‘Kundalini Energy’

The workshop was conducted in Baroda on the 2nd and 3rd of April which was organized by Mr. Ghanshyam Gohil. This workshop greatly increases the knowledge of participants with respect to the body’s Chakra system and the resident powerful energy, known as Kundalini (Serpentine Energy). It helps participants clearly identify and resolve issues that are embedded in the various ‘Chakras’ of the body, which have been accumulating over the past lifetimes. Dr. Newton also de-mystifies many of the mythological stories and explains the hidden meanings behind the stories and characters in them, thereby bringing out new meaning to them.

 Workshop on ‘Kundalini Energy’ at Baroda, India - April 2011

 

Two-Day Workshop on ‘Money and Spirituality’

The Workshop of ‘Money and Spirituality – A gateway to Prosperity & Success’, was held in Mumbai on the 9th and 10th of April. It helps participants identify and banish their limiting belief-systems that prevent them from attracting Abundance in all forms – Money, health, love, etc. It also identifies and answers one primary question most people have, “Can a Spiritual person possess wealth?” The answer is  YES! It’s a must for everyone who is on this spiritual journey and who is finding it difficult to balance the material and spiritual aspects of life. This workshop helps create Prosperity-Consciousness among participants and also teaches them to become ‘Enlightened Billionaires’.

 Workshop on ‘Money and Spirituality’ at Mumbai, India -
April 2011

 

Training Program on ‘Inner Child Work’

The Training Program on ‘Inner Child Work’ was held at the Celebrity Resort in Shamirpet, Hyderabad. This Program, which lasts for 6 days, is an intense experience for all its participants as it helps them to identify and resolve issues they are facing now, by dealing with the problems which originated in their childhood. It is a unique experience for each participant, coupled with lots of fun and games, in-order to bring-out the inner child, which has gone into hiding with-in oneself. It beautifully integrates the lost inner child, and its abundance of fun and frolic, with the mature adult; thus helping us to balance our lives. The experiences of some of the participants have been shared through this edition of the Eternal Life Times.

 Partcipants of the ‘Inner Child Work’ Training Program - April 2011

 

Little Buddhas Program

This completely new program was organized and conducted at Life Research Academy in the month of May. It was a program specially created to spread Spiritual Awareness among children between the ages of 5-12. Various concepts and meditation were introduced to the 57 participants through this program. It was 5 days filled with laughter and chaos, mixed with serious spiritual lessons and awareness. A small introduction was given to the children about the 5 Masters – Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Mohammed and Pythagoras. It was an amazing experience where Dr. Newton and the other facilitators became children and shared their mirth. 

It was 5 days filled with laughter and chaos, mixed with serious spiritual lessons and awareness. A brief introduction of the 5 Masters - Buddha, Christ, Krishna, Mohammed and Pythagoras was given to the children. It was an amazing experience in which Dr. Newton and the other facilitators became children and shared their mirth. 

Two-Day Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’

The Two Day Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ is an experiential workshop conducted jointly by Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi. It gives the participants basic knowledge on various topics including the Law of Karma, Re-incarnation, Astral travelling etc. This program serves as a strong foundation for the participants to build on and progress spiritually since it creates clear understanding that ‘We Create Our Own Reality’. This workshop was conducted at Pune on the 12th and 13th of April, at Jaipur on the 30th of April and 1st of May, at Bangalore on the 28th and 29th of May, and at Life Research Academy in Hyderabad on the 11th and 12th of June.

Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ at Jaipur, India - April 2011

Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ at Bangalore, India - April 2011
 Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ at Pune, India - April 2011


Training Program on ‘Art and Science of Past Life Regression’

The 12th Batch of the Training Program on “Art and Science of Past Life Regression” was held from the 14th to the 19th of June at The Celebrity Club at Shamirpet, Hyderabad. This program required the participants to have a basic spiritual understanding, which is provided by the Two-Day Workshop on “Past-Life Regression and Spiritual Science”. The 39 participants were provided hands-on training in Past-Life Regression. It was an Intensive Program for the participants as many of them had strong cathartic experiences and is a perfect workshop to groom future Facilitators.

 Participants of the 12th batch of 6-day Residential Training Program on ‘The Art & Science of Past Life Regression’

 

Two-Day Workshop on ‘Radiant Relationships and Past Life Connections’

Our external relationships are merely the reflection of our true inner selves. Thus, understanding relationships helps us to understand our inner selves better. This workshop is ideally suited for those who wish to understand relationships, take responsibility and heal those relationships. It helps the participants to stop looking at outside factors, as the reason for most issues is a lack within. This understanding helps us to have a fuller and more complete relationship with ourselves, which enhances all other relationships. 

  Workshop on ‘Radiant Relationships and Past Life Connections’ at Chennai, India - 4th and 5th of June 2011

 

Power Spots

If anyone wonders if the Drs. ever take a little rest and relax, let us disclose to you their favorite spots (there’s no point haunting the place as they seldom re-visit the same place twice). This time they took a trip to the different power spots near Bhuj, Gujarat and near Bangalore, Karnataka. This is their way of recharging their batteries through Mother Nature and the Cosmos.

US Tour for promoting Life Foundation

Finally, in July Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi traveled to the USA where they visited Los Angeles, Seattle, Sedona  and Phoenix for promoting Life Foundation and its projects. They also presented a Public Lecture and a Two-day Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ at Seattle. At Sedona, they met Gita Saraydarian, daughter of Spiritual Master Torkom Saraydarian. 

Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi with Gita Saraydarian Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi at the Meditation class, Los Angeles
Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi with Steve Kim at Illchi Lee’s Mago Gardens, Sedona Dr.Newton and Dr.Lakshmi along with Ron McLain, a Shaman from Sedona 

  

Certification Exam of the 10th Batch of Training Program on ‘The Art and Science of Past Life Regression’

The Certification Exam of the 10th Batch of Training Program on ‘The Art and Science of Past Life Regression’ was held on the 6th of June at The Life Research Academy, Hyderabad. The Trainees who appeared for the examination were Rajendra Kulkarni (Pune), Amrita Gupta (Nagpur), Shuchita Paliwal, (Hyderabad), Anuradha (Bangalore), Dr. Seema Pradhan (Bangalore), Yogendra Bhatt (Jaipur), and Surekha Sengupta (Mumbai). Rajendra Kulkarni was adjudged the best Facilitator of the 10th batch, and Amrita Gupta was placed second. Congratulations to one and all.

Dr. Newton and Dr. Lakshmi with the Certified Facilitators of the 10th batch Training Program on ‘The Art & Science of Past Life Regression’ From Left to Right: Surekha Sengupta, Dr. Seema Pradhan, Anuradha, Rajendra Kulkarni, Dr. Newton, Dr. Lakshmi, Shuchita, Amrita Gupta and Yogendra Bhatt

 

Two-day workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’, Seattle, USA
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