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Easy Lessons for Ecstatic Living Books.
Lesson 262 - Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death
Date: Sun May 22, 2005 10:59 am
New Members: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the web archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
Q: I wonder if you could explain when it is that the cycle of rebirths ends. How does one
know? Is a full kundalini experience the end?
A: It has been said that we can leave this realm when we have grown to love it
unconditionally. That is not a mental construct, but a state of being arrived at through
purification and opening -- evolution.
"Full kundalini experience" is subjective, and not really indicative of much. A
lot of energy flowing through inner obstructions can be a huge experience that is only
beginning stage. Advanced kundalini is experienced as pure joy without energy upheavals at
all, because there is no friction (obstruction) left in the nervous system. So what is
"full kundalini experience?"
It would be better to say that "full love of life" is experienced finally as
unshakable inner silence, ecstatic bliss and outpouring divine love. Maybe then we will
not have to come back, but what will be the need to leave? The need will be for everyone
else, and that is why sages are here -- for everyone's sake, for the sake of the One we
are all an expression of. Personal need is transcended -- that is what "getting off
the wheel of birth and death" really is.
This shift in sense of self is at the heart of the main character's journey in the
upcoming novel, "The Secrets of Wilder." The course of his life is affected
accordingly -- going more and more for others. It's an American tale on the discovery of
practices and the process of spiritual transformation, placed in mainstream Christian
I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed discussion
on kundalini awakening, self-pacing and grounding, see the AYP Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas book.
For detailed discussion on the
implications of karma and reincarnation, see the
AYP Bhakti and Karma Yoga book.
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