Kriya Yoga, Figurative Whisky Drinking and Sex that Counts for Something
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"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 lax way, clever whisky gasping, being relaxed, being drunk on mystic wine and so on as the guru Yogananda told, and in front of the tunnel of the spiritual eye - the pranic doorway. You do kriya better with a straight spine, though, according to all the sources I know about.
Many animals have to pant or gasp a lot, and a search for beauty may have nothing to do with it. Then there is clever gasping, that is where you do not move and yet "gasp" sensibly, even thoroughly and well and according to a regular program.
As to what the hypercritical few may think, I do not care." [Of]
Forty concubines a minute, year out and year in
It could be good to find good time to travel and think along broad, sweeping lines if you can. And remember to ask, as you encounter things, "Where is the evidence?" - a very good question. For example, some may teach you: "Do not preoccupy yourself with too many women; find time to rest in between." How many are too many? That may be individual. But inspect:
Is this a lesson on how to manage life? After much hot sex with a lady called Radha, Krishna dropped her and left for other pastures, where he got 18 000 new wives that he abducted for it. Hindu scriptures, such as the Srimad Bhagavatam's Book 10 and the Mahabharata, say Krishna had 16 000 or 18 000 wives and almost all of them were abducted by him.
Suppose his harem wives wanted a divine lay a couple of times daily, each of them. That does not seem unreasonable. Krishna would then have to take well care of 1500 wives an hour. It suggests 22-40 wives a minute, night and day, give and take, but without any time for rich foreplay or keeping at it for hours on end with one concubine. Also, a virile man probably has a need to sleep and enlarge his horizons too.
Jesus: "Everything is possible for him who believes." [Mark 9;23]
Is it now? For example, can God create a stone that is so large that he cannot lift it? Can he pluck hairs from a bald guy's head? If everything is not possible for God, what about you? Are you victim of categorical phrases that hardly stand inspection?
It is nowhere forbidden in the Bible to have more than one wife. The harem is a religious possibility for Christians who live in countries where harems are legal, but maybe it is not that rewarding in the long run, just as having sex with ill sheep. Krishna's women and all their children were drowned, and King Solomon's harem backfired too, and he lost the said blessing and his dynasty fell apart.
So suppose the proper question is not, "Can you have sex with about 1500 women an hour, year after year?" - but "What is ideal in my case?" To some it could be three of four. Moslems rarely have more than that. And some men may reverse it and share one wife among themselves (fraternal polyandry). "Polyandric" Yogananda was that sort of fellow in a former life, he told. He said he had been Arjuna, and Arjuna and his four brothers had one wife in common, Draupadi. It suggests she got lots of action and maybe felt sore at times. Polyandry has been practiced far and wide, also in Tibet. Fraternal polyandry is found in certain areas of Tibet and Nepal, where polyandry is accepted as a social practice.
Better seek one lovable, ideal mate if you can find one, and "be off with the old love before you are on with the new," if needs be.
But do not forget to believe better than that - believe you can do better than that - some way or other - that is possible too, according to gospel sayings, and might be greater works than Jesus ever did [John 14:12]. And a Christian is called to do greater works . . . and that is remarkable, considering that Jesus says those who become his followers are ill sheep of a sort.
Do not expect a lot from an ill sheep.
Regular Christian coitus is backed up by plenty of panting and gasping, and it can put a man right with God, not only his partner. And to be put right with God is the summum bonum, the supreme good in Christian thinking. See 1 Corinthians 7,13-14. I just render the Christian's saving sex message, and it is not necessary to believe it for it to work, the scripture states . . .
For Taoist sex knowhow, see The Tao of Love and Sex by Jolan Chang [Jc].
IN HINDU mythology Krishna is the shepherd and millions of men - his calves. That is an old imagery. Krishna is the shepherd, and his herd are Hindu followers. In Christianity the animal metaphor that is used is the sheep. One may add to this: "The comparison halts." Figurative expressions are not exactly correct, but at best resonant to some idea or experience.
Those who become monks and nuns to serve "God" and gurus, have lost their sense of proportions, in so far as the teaching that God is in heaven within themselves, it is promulgated. The chance is they get others-ridden, and come to play down the hoary teaching of going within and realise the Self directly.
Self-floggers have missed the bus - Catholicism is full of such "maiming self-offenders", if that is what they are. Jungian individuation, on the other hand, is to manifest our unique traits from inside as they pop up. The artist is marked by that sort of process. To manifest unique sides of existence is to differ. To differ is to deviate, and deviant persons may be met with negative sanctions, such as:
To be made to believe that a Hindu swami brings true Christianity when he instigates his Mother worship, Krishna worship, and ignores many common sides to Christianity, is that fit or OK? I don't think so.p class="i"> Watch out for the cult that uses:
We need not look down on religious but suave doctrine, though.
As for guidance, children love well designed, artful figurative maxims, as found in fables and implied in various tales, such as Red Riding Hood - it is a warning tale. Youngsters need specified instructions, and should be enabled to interpret. Adults may not like guidance, and some old men love to give it.
Most people dream during several periods a night. For the lack of sound sleep and good dreaming, people manage less and less. [Sue; Medm]
Dreamlike presentations could be good.
Speak plainly and friendly to close ones if you master it.
Further, good jokes bring friends together.
We may learn to interpret recurrent dreams fairly well. Compare ◦The Interpretation of Dreams (3rd ed) online.
Kriya and Climbing
Climbing 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 hovering summit, also called Nirbikalpa.
1. Do not strive superficially to get glad, rather gain gladness of heart by adhering to wise methods of meditation (such figurative climbing, that is).
2. Where conditions are not really good, meditators may not show off, but maintain a reserve.
3. Keep something in reserve.
Iod: Freud, Sigmund. The
Interpretation of Dreams. 3rd ed., tr. by A. A. Brill. New York: Macmillan, 1913. Online.
Jc: Chang, Jolan. The Tao of Love and Sex. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1991.
Medm: Hall, Calvin. The Meaning of Dreams. New ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.
Of: Fuller, Edmund. 2500 Anecdotes for All Occasions. New York: Wings, 1970.
Rof: Smith, Huston. The Religions of Man. New York: Harper and Row, 1958.
Sue: Luce, Gay, og Julius Segal. Søvn (Sleep). Oslo: Gyldendal, 1968.
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