So I went to this Kriya Initiation sales pitch right a while back I guess. To check them. They were making all these bold claims. Dah dah dah. Selling the service! Intiiation wasn’t that day. It was the next. This was the primer. So question and answer comes up and everbody is basically waiting for me. I laugh. ANd then get into it. “I’ve done this but How do I replicate it reliably?” Or this showed up and what the heck does that mean? I was doing this and this appeared why?" (at this time I didn’t have my mojo activated)
“WHO INITATED YOU?” the one man says. Not the traveling swami…
I had no answer.
The Traveling Swami is like “your doing good keep going.”
After the pitch I start talking to this adorable older motherly type Indian lady. She’s all “wonderful to hear of your experiences.” Are you going to initiation tomorrow? I don’t have the money I says to her. Shes all “I’ll pay!” I thanked her for her kindness but declined.
I wait for everybody who was gonna bow at the feet to bow at the feet. and here comes the swami.
I give him my story - show the marks and he says. "Don’t think so much."
Don’t Think So much?
I started fuming. Even though the sun was in Libra my moon was in Leo.
Some time later I’m watching a show on the Kumbhamela right and in this one scene these kids go up to what looks like a red american parking meter with a television in its head. Swami in a TV. THey are all giggling and excited. I think they had to borrow some money from someone.
They put the money in the slot.
In the green fuzz of the screen A face pops up and the tinny cheap voice says -
“Don’t think so much.”
This is one of the prevailing views in world spirituality today that the self is god or that god is nothing more than the human potential.
[B]I was chatting with this guy selling dead sea salt at the mall. ANd I was all well Praise Alah and stuff. He goes “there is no god we are god.” LOL. I was thinking then well dude if I was God I wouldn’t be hawking sea salt in a mall. Nor would I be bald…[/B]
In Advaita we are to realise our identity with god and meditate on the great sayings “I am god” To remind ourselves that we are the infinite, absolute and whole. I must admit that when I do this I feel very powerful and my entire being becomes energized, but at the same time a part of me kicks in that thinks that I am doing something very wrong by declaring this and actually pushing away from god by declaring myself as god.
[B]The Conflict arises due to misunderstanding. [/B]
That I should be humble and instead say, “I am a child of god or I am one with god” but not actually say “I am god”
Now this has got me thinking why is it that great Hindu, Sufi and Christian mystics and sages have outright declared they are god.
[B]For they are ever in union with that, being identified with that. They are like that. [/B]
Do I really have any reason to believe there is a father up there in the heavens who is looking after me, loving me, and to whom I must return?
[B]I don’t know do you have any reason to believe? [/B]
If this was true then why is it that nothing good happens in my life unless I actually do something about it myself. Nobody bails me out, certainly not god, I have to make the effort myself to change my destiny. If there really was this great loving being then why would he allow all the suffering and evil on this planet?
[B] Free Will. Virtue brings happiness. Unvirtue brings suffering. People can’t just have free reign to do whatever they want. Not here. There would be chaos. Harmony must be maintained, spiritual progress. [/B]
The more I look at this concept of some personal father god out waiting for his child to come back home, the more unfounded it seems.
[B]He ain’t OUT THERE!!! He’s right here behind you. [/B]
What if the main reason we are lowly human beings is because we defer all our potential to some personal father god who is almighty and great and we are merely his children, servants or workers.
[B]Lowly Human Beings? Human being is great. You think you got responsibilites now? Try being Brahma! Brahma not free. Indra not free. You can be free!
What if this is the reason that we have not become gods ourselves.
[B]Go on Become a God. Then I’ll get to say I told you so![/B]
And what if we did start thinking of ourselves as gods and creators of our own destiny who are not accountable to anybody or anything. What would happen then?
[B]Your free to create your own destiny. If it wasn’t so nobody would play the game.
Strutting about performing actions without accountablity? Law will remedy the disruption. Your free to try this. Please post your findings.