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Kriya Yoga and the Whisky Way

"He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has something to hide" [Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), writer and historian]

The picture illustrates in its odd way, clever whisky gasping - being relaxed, being drunk on mystic wine in front of the "windy" tunnel of the spiritual eye, also called the pranic doorway by gurus. We could try do kriya yoga with a straight spine, sources tell. But we are free to breathe along in many sorts of positions, and even while running . . .

  • The gasping is a metaphor for gentle kriya breathing.
  • Deep relaxation comes with meditating too. There should be little or no strain.
  • Drunkenness is figurative for joy that may become extreme and make you woosy, and not quite knowing how to talk sense for a while.
  • see The fabled spiritual eye may first be seen as some light between the eyebrows, and with training tends to be seen as a two-dimensional circle of yellow light surrounding a blue disk with a star inside it. The blue part around the centre opens up as an engulfing "wind" tunnel or funnel too; that marks the teaching surrounding it.
  • The clothing ought to be comfortable during a sitting.
  • One ought not to overdo those "drinking sessions", but make do with what makes one comfortable throughout the day, and functioning well.
  • There is by and by a risk of overconfidence. One's social network might turn disruptive through our massive "kriyaish" drinking, unduly, without much concern. Refrain from showing off a lot while drunk after whisky panting.
  • Strong drink may be deadly in large amounts, and if somebody dies and does not return, it might give rise to problems. [Death and kriya yoga][Alcoholism]

Abraham Lincoln: "Common people are more easily informed through . . . a broad illustration than in any other way.

As to what the hypercritical few may think, I do not care." [In Fuller 1970]

Meditate and improve your learning capacity: Through drinking a lot we may end up alone for a while, and then die. Better not drink a lot.

  • Whisky drinking should not be wrisky drinking. That is a main point.
  • Take a little sip and stay cool. If you have to gasp and pant, do it slowly, well measured.
  • If this hard experience is not enough for you, lift your glasses and drink like a gentleman - figuratively.
  • Drink as slowly and well composed as you can. Try to make it quite inaudibly, as a part of this sensible part of the art of whisky drinking at home for most part. Maybe you should keep your eyes closed or half-closed while at it, keeping an expression of "misty delight" if you feel for it.
  • How many drinks is best before you tip over and harm your nose in a bad fall? It depends.
  • After some years of hard, regular drinking, you may sit alone. After still more regular drinking, your main concern may be to go upright without falling.
  • The points above are nothing but descriptions; no prescriptions.

Kriya and climbing well: Treasure measure

When the wine goes in, strange things come out. [Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller]

While climbing, perhaps you gasp a lot, and drinking heavily you may gasp too. The higher you climb and the more you drink, the tougher the goings get. Maybe you need to bolster up yourself and seek shelters as you make for the culmination, the top of the mountain.

1. Do not strive superficially to get glad, rather gain gladness of heart by adhering to clever methods of meditation with skill and aplomb. Much depends on skills, actually. That is part of the training - proper methods properly done.

2. Where conditions are not really good, meditators may not show off, but maintain a reserve, and keep something in reserve.

Being blocked

Remember to ask, as you encounter things, "Where is the evidence?" - it is a very good question. Are we victims of bungling and categorical phrases that hardly stand inspection? Try to ascertain decently and well as to "Is an ominous glide from very social at first, through lonely drunk later, the trend for me?"

Deviant persons - including drunks - may be met with negative sanctions, such as:

  • Being laughed at loud.
  • Being blocked, thwarted, hindered in gross ways over and over again, finding no refuge.
  • Being ostracised, "frozen out". Called insane, perhaps.
  • Killed.

In a book by Huston Smith we find several of these features of the blocking process manifested against Mohammed while he served Allah as his messenger back in Mecca. He had to flee to make it. [Smith 1958].

Pablo Picasso was called insane by critics for over a decade. He was a brilliant artist, and made lots of money.

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We need not look down on bland, religious doctrine well adapted to individual and spiritual development.

Speak plainly also - master it more than a bit.

For the lack of sound sleep and good dreaming, people manage less and less. [Horne 2007; Ullman and Zimmerman 1979; Hall 1966]

Many may not like guidance, yet some old men love to give it. (Freud 1913)


Kriya yoga, whisky drinking, Literature  

Freud, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd ed., tr. by A. A. Brill. New York: Macmillan, 1913. Online.

Fuller, Edmund. 2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions. New York: Wings, 1970.

Hall, Calvin. The Meaning of Dreams. New ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.

Horne, Jim. Sleepfaring: A Journey Through the Science of Sleep.. Paperback ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Smith, Huston. The Religions of Man. New York: Harper and Row, 1958.

Ullman, Montague, og Nan Zimmerman. Working with Dreams: Self-understanding, Problem-solving and Enriched Creativity Through Dream Appreciation. Reprint ed. New York: Tarcher/Perigree, 1979.

Harvesting the hay

Symbols, brackets, signs and text icons explained: (1) Text markers(2) Digesting.

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