Monday, December 06, 2010
Recommending readings on Enlightenment (from Lawrence Edwards, Ph. D., on www.kundalinisupport.org/ )
Study Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, especially the sections on samadhi. Read the Buddha's words - the Dhammapada, Eknath Easwaren's translation is wonderful. Read Jaidaiva Singh's Shiva Sutras. Read the Kularnava Tantra. Read Swami Muktananda's works dealing with sahaja samadhi - living samadhi. Read Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Read Kabir, Rumi, Hafiz and as many other poet saints as possible. Read the Zen masters and the great Taoists. Every tradition has its exemplars of enlightenment and they are all humbled by it since words can't help but fail to convey the magnificence, the glory, the ordinariness, the simplicity, the love, the compassion and the all-embracing qualities of this state.
(These recommendations are clearly intended for the serious student. To read more about Lawrence Edwards' views on Enlightenment, check out the Kundalini support website listed above.)
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