You have to learn the value of calmness. You have to calm down the very beat of your pulse. You have to calm down the very breath of life. You may be sent to environments where you have to hold your breath and if you cannot hold your breath, you’ll be dead. Perhaps you may have to be in a situation where you will have to put yourself for three hours, four hours, six hours, eight hours and nobody should hear your breathing.
How can you do that? You have to breathe in absolute calmness. Do you know the secret of it? When you want your breath not be heard, immediately breath through the rolled lips. Very slowly, very long, and let it come through very slowly and in a very calm way, exhale through the nose. That breath shall not create any vibration and will disturb nothing and that breath even dogs cannot smell. Dogs are very sharp at it. Exhale through the nose. Let it go through the nose, but let it go very slowly. Going through the nose, the breath creates very minimum vibration but inhaling it creates very heavy vibration; therefore get into sitali pranayam. Sitali pranayam is the cool breath. But learn not to whistle. You understand the requirements? All right, whenever you find an aggressive place or an aggressive environment, immediately change your breath from nose to bringing it through the lips. You will have an edge over other person ten times. In any communication, breathe through the lips instead of through the nostrils. Do you understand that? Exhale always through the nostrils. Inhale through the rolled lips and make it slow and long.
In any situation which you cannot confront, it is exaggerating, it’s hot, it is aggressive, just turn your breath. It will slow everything as required. It will increase your sensitivity. It will give you ten times more projection over the other man you are talking to. This is how you can do it. If you are hiding in a room and you start this breath and start projecting that the people who have come in should leave, it will happen much faster than otherwise because their breath will be commanded by your breath. Remember the secret. When the breath starts coming in through the nostrils, any projection with it will command the psyche of the area, provided it is slow and brought down to the navel and back from the navel out.
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