Thursday, August 08, 2019
This presentation is quite fascinating, since it attempts to compare ancient yogic writings and modern practice. It has much interesting information, but I read it with a very critical eye coming as I do from a different experiential perspective. Mostly I am concerned that the speaker insists that the aim of kundalini yoga is to enter a state of samadhi (awareness of vastness) and not what he calls "worldly experience." He does state that kundalini yoga will reveal your true nature. I agree. But I feel that your "true nature" is bliss itself, that state that lies like a sleeping serpent beneath consciousness. He insists that 'worldy experience" precludes attainment of "spiritual wisdom." I believe that it (ecstasy) is the gateway to progress in spiritual wisdom. The two go hand in hand, When your body opens to intense rapture, you are introduced to a level of feeling and perception beyond anything you have imagined before.
Yet his perspective is one worth considering. I of course feel that we must always weigh any philosophical interpretation carefully, sort out what rings true from false. I love the advice attributed to Buddha: "Lay down your own path."
P.S. Just for the record, I again experienced the Beloved as bliss once more today. But this time, it started in the lower chakras and as I slowly rotated my hips and shifted my weight, the feeling spread into my calves and feet. I have been focusing on feet recently, and have even been using a vibrator (no, not that kind) to increase the circulation in my feet.