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LIFE TIMES

(NEWS LETTER OF THE LIFE RESEARCH ACADEMY)

October 2011

VOL-3 NO.4

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

Dr. NEWTON KONDAVETI

Founder’s Message

My Dear Friends,

On the 22nd of August, 2011, we celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Of all the great Souls who walked upon this earth, Sri Krishna strode like a colossus. He is also called as ‘Sri Krishna Paramatma’ or Sri Krishna the Supreme Soul, one who has reached to the highest levels of Evolution.

Krishna represents ‘learning whatever needs to be learnt and then eating the fruits of it’. So, Krishna means, 'Your Consciousness'. Your Consciousness is the fundamental root of your being or your entire source of your life. This consciousness within knows everything. The Soul knows everything.  However, we are rarely connected with the Soul. As a result, we only reach up to Mental Level, the level of the mind. 

If we understand the inner meaning and wisdom of Krishna's teachings in the Bhagavadgita, as well as the profound wisdom symbolized by the parables and anecdotes in his life and apply this wisdom in our lives, then we too can reach the level that he reached. Here are some of the important things he taught us:

Playfulness

Every Soul has a unique fragrance. That is the unique gift that it gives to the Universe. The unique gift that Krishna gave to us all is the gift of Playfulness.He showed us that spiritual evolution and playfulness can go hand in hand.Enjoyment is proportional to Enlightenment. 

Reincarnation and Law of Karma

The subject of reincarnation and Law of Karma (Law of Cause and Effect) are the fundamental teachings in the Bhagavadgita. They teach us that we create our own reality. They give a clear map of our reality and show us the path leading towards our evolution. 

Continuous Churning, Continuous Learning

Krishna is said to love butter. Butter represents wisdom. Acquiring wisdom means learning what we don't know. What we don't know is Self-Realization (AatmaGnan).  We attain Self-Realization through Meditation. When we meditate we get Joy, Happiness, Peace, Abundance at all levels, and a complete Understanding about this life.These are the fruits of Meditation that we get when we become fully aware and realize the full potential of our Multidimensional Consciousness. This state is called Krishna Sthithi / Krishna Consciousness. It is there in everybody. Krishna is shown stealing butter. This represents learning from others or learning through the experiences of people around us. Butter emerges after the process of churning. When we are churned through our life experiences, we get the butter of wisdom. 

Like Krishna, let us eat the butter of wisdom that comes from all the churning process. 

Like Krishna, let us all realize the full potential of our Multidimensional Consciousness.

Hail unto Krishnahood!!!

 

With all the Love, Light, and Joy,

Dr. Newton Kondaveti

RAJASHEKHAR POTLURI

EDITORIAL

Dear Readers,

Welcome to this new issue of ETERNAL LIFE TIMES!

Every human being wants to become powerful. However, what we need to be clear about is what power is. Since ancient times the great masters and sages have always been telling us what true power is. According to them, “Power is that which liberates us”. For centuries, people have been chasing different kinds of power; physical power, military power, economic power, technological power, and they have eventually come to understand that knowledge is the supreme power. The truth of this statement has become more evident now, as we are in the information age. Talking about the pursuit of knowledge brings us to the question, “What kind of knowledge do we need to pursue?” Given that power is that which liberates us, then we need to pursue knowledge that liberates us.
During one of his discourses, Osho had this to say about knowledge:
 
“Self-knowledge is the only liberation. Knowledge is liberation. But knowledge does not mean the knowledge of the scriptures because you can memorize the Gita even when there is no song in your life. When there is no inner harmony in you, how can you sing the song of the divine? When the inner music is so deep that you are absolutely lost in it only then that music, that song becomes the song of the divine. Then one does not remember or think of Krishna and Arjuna or the words of the Gita. You become what is said in the Gita. You yourself become that.”
 
The great Greek philosopher and sage Socrates said “Know Thyself”. We now know that this is the only way to liberation. Past Life Regression is about knowing oneself, and it is a great honour for the Association for Regression and Reincarnation Research (ARRR) to use his immortal words as the theme for the PLRC1, the 1st Past Life Regression Convention of the ARRR. 
 
PLRC1 will be conducted on 26th and 27th of November at the Hotel Taj Deccan, Hyderabad. It will feature two pioneers of Past Life Regression, Hans TenDam from Netherlands, and Trisha Caetano from USA. They will present keynote addresses and Mini-Workshops in the plenary sessions of both days. Readers will remember that the previous issue of Eternal LIFE TIMES covered an interview with Hans TenDam. The present issue covers an interview with Trisha Caetano, and it is indeed a great synchronicity that we will be having these two stalwarts present their wisdom at the PLRC1.
 
In addition to this, 12 experts from the fields of Past Life Regression, Future Life Progression and Reincarnation Research will present Mini-workshops during the breakout sessions on both days of PLRC1. This will give delegates a wonderful opportunity to learn new techniques and obtain useful insights. 
 
In the words of Dr Newton Kondaveti:
“PLRC1 is much more than just a convention; it is a celebration, a coming together of like-minded people to celebrate the coming of age of Past Life Regression and to rejoice as we see more and more evidence of the growing popularity and acceptance of Past Life Regression all over the world.”
 
Welcome to the PLRC1.

Rajashekhar Potluri

Chief Editor

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS

Dear Readers,

 

The last few months have witnessed a lot of exciting developments and activities. We wish to share with you the Highlights.

Growing interest in Medical Professionals about Past Life Regression

These days, we observe a growing interest in Past Life Regression, from different strata of society and Medical Professionals are no exception. Although many Medical Doctors have attended Dr. Newton’s Past Life Regression Workshops, for the first time, a Professional Medical Association has invited him to present a workshop on this subject. The honor goes to the ‘Amaravati Psychiatrists’ Association’ whose keen interest and open mindedness coupled with the relentless efforts of Shilpa Harwani have brought about this event. Dr. Newton & Dr. Lakshmi conducted a One-Day Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression and Spiritual Science’ at Amaravati, Maharashtra, India.

Dr. Newton giving a presentation on Past Life Regression to ‘Amaravati Psychiatrists’ Association’
Europe Tour:
Close Encounters with the Cetaceans

Dolphins and Whales (Cetaceans) share a very special bond with humans and Dr. Newton & Dr. Lakshmi experienced this personally when they visited Tenerife, Spain in August. They spent many days in the ocean and not only sighted many Dolphins and Whales, they even swam with them. Dr. Newton shared his experiences with these beautiful creatures during one of the Meditation Classes at Life Research Academy.

 

Two-Day Workshop on ‘Consciousness Heals’

During their Europe tour in August, Dr. Newton & Dr. Lakshmi conducted a two day workshop on Consciousness Heals. This workshop helps us to tap into the Healing Potential of our own Consciousness.

Dr. Newton & Dr. Lakshmi with the participants of ‘Consciousness Heals’ in Spain

 

ARRR - reaching out

On 22nd August, Dr. Newton met with Yuvraj Kapadia, CEO, California Hypnosis Institute of India (CHII) and Blossom Furtado, Founder, Hypnotherapy School of India (HSI). They discussed at length regarding ARRR activities and working together to increase awareness about Past Life Regression.

 

Presentation on ‘Science of Past Life Regression’ at Kolkata

Dr. Newton gave a presentation on the ‘Science of Past Life Regression’ to the Ladies Study Group, Kolkata. This was organized by Mitalee Chaterjee. The presentation was very well received by the group.

Dr. Newton & Dr. Lakshmi giving a presentation on Past Life Regression for the Ladies Study Group, Kolkata

 

Training Program on ‘Rebirthing-Breathwork’ 

The Training Program on ‘Rebirthing-Breathwork’ was held at the Celebrity Club Resort in Shamirpet, Hyderabad. This is an intense 6 day residential workshop which gives a whole new understanding towards Breath and it’s importance. Through this workshop people can release birth trauma and get back to the easy subtle breathing of a new born child. Another specialty of this workshop is connecting with the 5 elements through breath. In this edition of the Eternal life Times, some of the experiences of the participants are shared.

Participants of the Training Program on ‘Rebirthing-Breathwork’ at Hyderabad

 

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 by Mala Raja at Mumbai on the 24th and 25th of September.

Participants of the Two-day Workshop on ‘Past Life Regression & Spiritual Science’ at Mumbai

Two-Day workshop on ‘Kundalini Energy’

This workshop was conducted in Pune on the 27th and 28th of September which was organized by Vinieta Chandorkar. The 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, bringing out new meaning to old stories and characters.

Participants of the Two-day Workshop on ‘Kudalini Energy’ at Pune

 

Meditation Everywhere

Conducting free Meditation classes is one of the highest priorities for Dr. Newton and he puts his heart and soul into this work. During the last few months, Meditation classes were conducted every Sunday at Life Research Academy, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad and at Alwal, Hyderabad. The Alwal class was organized by Mr. Poorna Chandra Rao of Pyramid Spiritual Society.

Dr. Newton conducting a Meditation class at Alwal, Hyderabad
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