On the forum, words is all that speak, personalities are mostly hidden behind the annonymity of assumed names. The poster writes because he/she wants to communicate to someone from whom a response is intended, even eagerly awaited.
My words are obviously my opinion, and I said so. I don’t sit in judgement nor even intend to insult anyone. You would know this from my posts if you were here long enough.
Each one of us respond on the strength of the respective spiritual experience and abhyasa, and ironically the same is its limitation. I have immensely benefitted from this forum from very insightful posts, but even more from the posts conflicting with “truth” that I hold. So, I am genuinely impressed by some parts of your inaugural post; but equally surprised by some other parts that were not congruent therewith. I stated this conflict. If that is not completely true, along with my limitation in understanding there is something amiss in the narrative as well. Though there are many paths to spiritual goals, the milestones and the signposts are common. And that was the context of my post.
Insult is your perception. Thanks.[/QUOTE]
Give me a break! When you wrote that I’m one in a million or naive, what you are really saying is that I’m a miracle or I don’t know what I’m talking about. And since miracles are extremely rare, it is far more probable that I am a fool. Yet some of my explanations imply truth, experience and knowledge and so I truly am a conundrum. Well I don’t believe that there is anything spiritually unique about me at all and I certainly know what I experienced, so there must be another possibility.
What I had was a physiological experience. I found a key that was left behind by Satyananda, put the key in the engine, and turned it. And lo and behold, something turned on. The religious component of this equation happened when I was created and in some respects, how I was guided. The truths I hold definitely conflict with the truths you hold. The truths that I hold come from direct experience and not ?book knowledge.? And apparently, I don’t fit into your cookie cutter world.
Haven’t you found in your life that the simplest explanation, the most logical explanation is usually the right one? Have you ever considered that you might not be the expert that you think you are? That there are many ways to turn on your kundalini and reach the breathless state and you have no knowledge of them? And just because you have no knowledge of something, doesn’t mean it is the wrong path? Of course accepting the above would be quite a blow to the ego wouldn’t it? Especially for someone with so much knowledge about yoga that they wrote a book about it.
I have pretty good reading comprehension skills and completely disagree with you about the context of your post. I didn’t get a ?there are many paths? type of vibe from you. I got a you don’t make sense, your dangerous, and your presenting the wrong path type of vibe from you. So now not only do I think you are incompetent, you are disingenuous as well. And I’ve only been around long enough to read two of your posts. Believe me when I say that I’m not eagerly awaiting your next post. I’ve found that I no longer have any tolerance for incompetence. Whenever somebody is lying to me or talking nonsense, I immediately call them on it. You can reread my second post for an example of this.
Now I’ve read all about that what one finds intolerable in others is a reflection of those qualities in themselves. You strike me as a know it all pompous ass. And so according to this theory, that means I am one too. But believe me when I say I approach yoga with a ?I know nothing except what I have experienced? attitude. That the knowledge I have can fill a thimble and the knowledge I don’t know could fill the ocean. That said I have a thirst for the truth and spend my free time practicing and reading everything that I can get my hands on. And I try to limit my reading material to people that I think are spiritual masters.
You don’t have that approach and in my opinion, you would do well to try to achieve it! I think that you are intelligent enough to know that everything I just wrote is true. My purpose on this board is to try to get a better understanding of what I’m experiencing and what I need to do to reach my spiritual goals. I didn’t come here to make fantastical claims and then provide little or no useful information to the reader which seems to be the modus operandi of some posters. And so of course I’m going to post my methodology in the hope that other people can benefit from my experience.
If you want to continue to converse with me, your going to have to be more forthright. This subject matter is far too important to involve our egos. Good luck on your path. I truly wish you health, happiness, success, and most importantly God Consciousness!