Friday, December 16, 2016

Yogic Consciousness

This year in August I found out that Peter Heehs  in his book: The Lives of Sri Aurobindo, stated that Aurobindo  suffered from "an inherent streak of madness" -  implied,  he didn't attained Supermind.
Heehs  and others  of same opinion have no idea that Supermind and its Bliss-Essence  can't be reached by reasoning mind,  so he/they sooth themselves  with nonsensical theorizing.
The non-Initiated unconscious motive invents absurd notions in order to shine before others  ('looki at me, I'm way smarter than he/she is!')  generates instant  attention, satisfies the compulsive need to feel special.  That wouldn't be so bad, but the 'special' people can fool a lot of  unsuspecting folks - those who trust authority figures  - and we/those of us who know better, supposed to say nothing?

Academics, and non-academic folks (without Yogic consciousness) are  NOT in a position to comprehend the highest-level Gnosis.  Aurobindo knew this. I know this too.  Many tried to assert their dominance over me  with  violent character assassinating tactics (in order to silence me)  but didn't succeed.

  Aurobindo stated - and I agree -  that:

Mind cannot go outside its cycle - all ideas of a straight line of movement or of progress reaching infinitely upward or sidewise into the Infinite is a delusion.

The Upanishad lists ten ascending levels of bliss before one reaches the bliss of the  Eternal Spirit:  and each level a hundredfold the intensity of the proceeding level.   
Precisely!   Anyone who gets  plugged (permanently via crown chakra)  to the Essence-bliss of the Eternal Spirit  feels  its Influence in every atom  of our being. We also see with the  eyes of flesh and spiritualized  consciousness  its Light-aura around our head/body.
 Aurobindo expressed this beautifully in his poem titled: The Bliss of Brahman  (snippet)

I have become a foam-white sea of bliss,
I am curling wave of God's delight,
A shapeless flow of happy passionate light,
A whirlpool of the Streams of Paradise.

I am a cup of His felicities,
A thunderbolt of His golden ecstasy's  might,
A fire of joy upon creation's height,
I am His rapture's wonderful abyss. 

In my post from May 2010 titled: The River of Light, I described  what I/Soul witness. If curious:
www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2010/05/river-of-light.html

Again in Sri Aurobindo's verifying words:

Therefore when the heart and life turn towards the Highest and the Infinite, they arrive not an abstract existence or non-existence, a Sat or else a Nirvana, but an infinite I am of bliss, and Ananda Purusha;  (*conscious eternal self-Soul) nor can they emerge and lose consciousness and bliss in featureless existence, but must insist on ALL three in one, for delight of existence is their highest power and without consciousness delight cannot be possessed. That is the sense of the supreme figure of the interest Indian religion of love, Sri Krishna, the All-blissful and All-beautiful. 

Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis of Yoga, p. 3: The Yoga of Divine Love, ch.5 The Divine Personality, pp 554-555.

If he didn't experienced this, his poems:  The Bliss of Brahman,  The Bride of Fire and Bliss of Identity, wouldn't  have been written.
We wouldn't know about the great value and importance of certain  mystical experiences and their contemplative conclusions, either, if we didn't get plugged to Supermind and its Bliss.
Anyone who is ready to commit to the Divine within ones innermost sanctuary will go through  years of Love's purifying trials and arrive  . . .

Recently I chanced upon a very interesting quote attributed to the author of the  Dead Sea Scrolls, which in his, or her words says basically same thing:

I have reached the inner vision and through Thy Spirit in me I have heard Thy wondrous secret, through Thy mystic insight Thou hast caused a spring of knowledge to well up within me, a fountain of power, pouring forth living waters, a flood of love and all embracing wisdom, like the splendor  of eternal light.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Soul-Infused Personality

Authentically Soul-infused personality is  completely invisible to folks who  see our contemplative data (writings)  as product of  irrational-delusional/insane mind. I  don't try to convince anyone of anything  because I know it is literally impossible!  And this is as it should be.
Even  the Mother - Aurobindo's spiritual partner -  said after his passing, that  he "remains an "enigma" (to her).
Aurobindo knew when he began writing Savitri that its message 'was  not intended for the general public'.  I am pretty sure I mentioned that when I  Google-chanced upon  and saw that  Savitri  was a very long poem I had no desire to  look at it. Then one day gave it a  quick look-see here and there, and realized he was talking about the things I was already aware of!

He knew,  and wasn't afraid to say that, the 'message is lost' to ego-based personality.
The following excerpt  from Savitri, 4.3.100 - tells it like it is:

Men are so much engrossed in the crowded life of senses they are hardly
aware of themselves as part of the movements in which they are hardly aware 
of themselves as part of the movements in which they are carried helter and skelter.
Even the few who have become conscious of their mental selves and stand aloof  from the
 external life, are lost in the noise of their thought-activity and emotional turmoils.
They are not aware of their soul nor the intimations that came from it.
The soul, delegate of the Eternal in the evolution speaks its own language but
surface person is hardly attentive to it.
And even when the word manages to catch the inner ear, the necessary understanding
to comprehend it is not there. It is interpreted or misinterpreted in the inferior
terms of the working mind. The message is lost.

*

Mystical revelations reveal themselves to the  spiritual practitioner - and every one is invited to find out for themselves  what  mystics world-over did, no matter the tradition. I have been describing what my Journey through Light-Sound-Sight has been  like in other  cyber places and found out in a hurry  I'm an easy  target  for peoples aggressive treatment.  For years I have endured their character assassinations, their  threats of banning me, etc., this is why I soooo love writing here!
 Once again,  in Ken Wilber's words on the 'importance on this data' - from: The Eye of Spirit an Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad, page 94-95.

Integral philosophy itself is of the mental domain, and cannot by itself, with its mental devices alone, step beyond that sphere. But it firmly acknowledges the role of contemplation in generating data, and it takes that data into account in its own coordinating and elucidating activities. If it does not itself deliver meditative data, it firmly acknowledges the existence and importance of that data. It is mandalic reason at its finest and most encompassing. It knows the difference between relative truth, which it can divulge, and absolute truth, for which it must yield to the eye of contemplation.  

*  I am glad to say that today I edit-improved one of my sloppily written posts  from May/2010, titled:  The Aim of Supramental Yoga -- if curious

www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2010/05/aim-of-supramental-yoga-is.html

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Unknown is not Unknowable

It's quite obvious that setbacks and obstacle will always be, but we are greater than any 'good' or 'bad' results, because we are supported by our eternal self-Soul's purpose.  The process of self-reflection, self-deconstruction and self-integration, takes time and most of us need the support of others before authentic transformation can take place, before a deeper form of self-love can take hold of us. Kundalini Shakti awakening has its own set of challenges  this is why we need to be patient with ourselves.   Aurobindo's words is the  verifying  support I could ever  hoped to have.

Recently I chanced upon  Sri Aurobindo's talk on something that's close to my heart (because it's true)  and would like to include  today:

The Unknown is not Unknowable; it need not remain the unknown for us, unless we chose ignorance or persist in our first limitations. For to all things that are not unknowable, all things in the universe, there correspond in that universe faculties faculties which can take cognisance of them, and in man, the microcosm, these faculties are always existant and at a certain stage capable of development. We may chose not to develop them;  where they are partially developed, we may discourage and impose on them a kind of atrophy. But, fundamentally all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity.  And since in man there is the inalienable impulse of Nature towards self-realisation, no struggle of the intellect to limit the action of our capacities within a determined area can for ever prevail.

The Knower in us  is  the personal evolving Soul . . .She is plugged to  Pure Consciousness-Bliss (the Essence of the Absolute Supreme Being)  and  abides in unity and identification with the Divine Will.
She, not the surface personality exists independently from the mind.  This is why we can trust Her.  At the zenith-point of Her evolution she  is in charge and our task is to surrender to her Will (which is also God's Will).  This is a point one discovers what  (true)  Cosmic consciousness is.

I may return to add more, but for now I would like to include  one of my  (edited for clarity)  posts from 2012 titled:  Ascension Blues Good News -- if interested

www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2012/08/ascension-blues-good-news.html
  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

God is Closer Than the Air We Breathe

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not to their own facts, this is why I include a goodly amount of  (verifiable) fact-checking  data from the mystical/spiritual sciences field.
All ascended mystics voice the same Radical Truth  no matter the tradition. . .
Sri Aurobindo said that the Unknowable need not remain the unknown for us because:

 fundamentally all possible knowledge is knowledge within the power of humanity. And since in man there is the inalienable impulse of Nature towards self-realisation, no struggle of the intellect to limit the action of our capacities within a determined area can forever prevail.

This is why when we say,  'there is no reality outside of God, and  God is closer to us than our breath', we really mean it . . . because  we know that God is everywhere both personal/close to us, and impersonal/omnicient. 
We know this because unlike the personality and its will, the eternal self-Soul  exists independently from the mind and its constantly fluctuating  mental-emotional states.  When we reach (permanent) Samadhi state we know what 'I am loving attached to the Kosmic Beloved'  means and from this stage/state we share what we were allowed to see, (on the energy level) -- and it has nothing to do with  mental-level comprehension of the concept.

For a change of pace,  today I would like to include few quotes penned by the brilliant Ken Wilber.  His writing on spirituality is spot on...save for the part about transcending sexuality. His perspective on what the true/transcendent Shakti-Shiva's Congress Union  and mine differ.  He  wrote in One Taste (in 2000),  one needs human partner to reach this Kosmic address . . .I say  there is merit in that pronouncement but  this is not the last word.  He is talking about 'peak experience'  during sexual congress -- I  say the real Ravishment, the Real (permanent Blissananda) Ultimate Consummation  of the Soul with the Essence of the Absolute/Supreme takes place at the zenith point of one's Soul's journey through Light-Sound via the Supreme Kundalini Shakti way within one's (celibate)  interiority. I know this because this happened to me. . .
And, if Ken Wilber changed his mind since he wrote those words, I have yet to hear it because I don't have a budget for book-buying.  Whether he did change his mind, or not at all, matters not to me --  I still like what he said about Arubindo (in first quote):

In Ken Wilber's words from: The Simple Feeling of Being - Embracing Your True Nature

*  So as this incarnational nonduality, this ultimately ecstatic tantric nonduality itself, began to unfold, and its manifestation began to unfold, you find that by the time you get to people like Sri Aurobindo, there's such a full-bodied understanding of this process. Even though some of the earlier sages were ultimately enlightened for their time, there's a richness, an unfolding, a resonance of spirit's own incarnational understanding in some of these recent sages that just give you goosebumps.

*  Since all things are already Spirit, there is no way to reach Spirit. There is only Spirit in all directions, and one simply rests in the spontaneous nature of the mind itself, effortlessly embracing all that arises as ornaments of your own primordial experience. The unmanifest and the manifest, or emptiness and and form, unite in the  pure non-dual play of your own awareness -- generally regarded as the ultimate state that is no state in particular.

*  The mystic's claim is that mystical. . .validity claims are anchored in extralinguistic realities that, however  much they are molded by cultural factors, are not merely the product of shifting cultural and provincial-only fashions (the referents of the transcendental signifiers exist in a worldspace that is disclosed to those with the appropriate developmental signifieds, even if these are always already culturally situated. Thus, cultural context does not prevent natural science from making and redeeming universal claims, nor likewise does it prevent mystical science from making and redeeming not-merely-culture-bound-claims).

*  Cosmic consciousness is not the obliteration of individuality but its consummate fulfillment, at which point we can speak of Self or no-self, it matters not which: your Self is the Self of the entire Kosmos, timeless and therefore eternal, spaceless and therefore infinite, moved only by a radiant Love that defies date or duration.

*  Spirit knows itself objectively as Nature; knows itself subjectively as Mind; and knows itself absolutely as Spirit -- the Source, the Summit, the Ground, and the Process of the entire ordeal.

*  In the manifest world, what we call "matter" is not the lowest rung in the great spectrum of existence, but the exterior form of every rung in the great spectrum. Matter is not lower with consciousness higher, but matter and consciousness are the exterior and interior of every holon.
(not sure if this (last) snippet is from same book).

I wrote Spirit Speaks in 1995 (after many mystical experiences)  -- if curious
www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2009/03/spirit-speaks.html


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Silence is Full of Answers

Some claim that an intelligent force actively gives rise to life,  but if  there is no real experiential data to back that claim -- whose results  has been checked and double-checked with those who have adequately completed same journey --  then we have the right to think:  'Your assertion is correct, but please stop feigning understanding about the unknown, about  That which  introduces itself to the eye of contemplation.'

The omniscient cosmic Intelligence is the consciousness of the (Supreme)  Supermind.
Sri Aurobindo coined the term Supermind, and described  it's nature:
Supermind at its highest reach is the divine Gnosis, the Wisdom-Power-Light-Bliss of God by which the Divine knows and upholds and governs and enjoys the universe.
&
The essential character of Supermind is a Truth-Consciousness which knows by its own inherent nature, by its own Light; it has not to arrive at knowledge but possesses it. (end quote)

            The Ineffable hidden in plain sight . . .
             The closer one gets to the source of ALL that IS
              The purer the Water of Gnosis. . .

One who has first-hand knowledge about this Intelligence is more than happy to describe what happens when the transforming  power  enters one's innermost sanctuary, what it's like when  this Intelligent Force  gets hold of us permanently.
My writing style is not stellar, still I am duty-bound to write  about what actually happens on this journey - what literally  happens when one gets plugged to the Intuitive Mind, the Illumined Mind, Overmind and Supermind and its Bliss energy.

What I describe in this blog is not for the faint of heart, and truth be told I wouldn't volunteer for such a thing.  But it happened  - unsolicited Kundalini Shakti awakening - and even though I had no one in this earth-dimension to connect too, I knew I was 'in good hands'  because I submitted to the Divine.
I share what introduced itself to the awakened consciousness of my eternal self-Soul with the intention that someone (who sees value in what I share)  may be inspired to keep on keeping on even if the going is tough.

Some enlightened folks  insist that 'Silence' (or 'Emptiness')   is  'empty nothingness'. . .
The ascended mystic asserts,  Silence is full of answers -  and those answers are disclosed to the eye of contemplation. We see its Influence (aura light) and feel its Bliss-force . . .
The spiritual  (cosmic) currents cannot be captured by the  mind/eye of flesh and its scientific  methods.
Spiritual sciences has its own methods, it's own verifiable data bank, but its meaning is hidden to the mind which didn't perform the  experiment.  

I rejoiced when I discovered  that Aurobindo knew this!  He knew and declared this boldly. I discovered his work shortly after I began writing in this blog, and will forever be grateful to him.
In Sri A. words few snippets:

The psychic and spiritual transformation are within our mental conception. The supramental transformation however is beyond our mental conception. The supramental has a radically different awareness of things. Mentality cannot know its nature. It can only be known via the spiritualized mind.

It can only begin to understand Supermind when we have connected to spiritual mind. Our personal endeavor and aspiration cannot reach Supermind; ours is the life of Ignorance. The higher spiritual planes create their own formulations in the subliminal in the depths within us, but Overmind and Supermind have not been organized in the inner subliminal of the human. To know them too, the Supermind must must descend into us.

In the ascent and descent about which I have written in the Life Divine, the whole being - you may call it the Self - goes up, say, to the Overmind, settles there and meets the Divine and then the descent of the Divine takes place.

*         The winds of Grace are always blowing  . . .

The Darsana Upanishad (6. 36-38) describes the sounds heard when the consciousness becomes centered in the Brahmandra (anterior fontenalle), located in top-center region of the head:  When air(prana) enters the Brahmarandra, nada (sound) is also produced there. Resembling at first the sound of conchblast (sankha-dhvani)  and like the thunder-clap (megha-dhani) in the middle of the head, like a roaring of a mountain cataract (giri-prasravanna).  Thereafter, O great wise one! the Atman, mightily pleased, will actually appear in front of thee. Then there will be ripeness of the Knowledge of Atman from Yoga and the disowing by the yogi of worldly existence. 

- Guy L. Beck,  Sonic Thelogy, pp 39-103 - quoted with permission from Sandeep auromere.wordpress.com

I am not a scholar of Upanishad and didn't see  this  quote of subtle sounds until this year. I talked about subtle sounds in this blog.  My 'Thundering Combustion Experience', is one example - and since I  don't have the link handy, I will briefly describe my 'roaring mountain' event:

In 1995-6 in the middle of the night I was awakened by the sound like thunder's roar in my head and was certain this explosive  Force-power was going to render me toast. I  had only time to think "God be with me! . . .Next instant, the person that was 'me' vanished . . .there was no me to relate to.  I  became the awareness aware of itself, aware of crystal-like (faint) vibrations. . .The moment felt like eternity.
Next, I was snapped back into my flesh form so forcefully, my subtle body's torso bounced up to a sitting position before gently coming to rest in the horizontal.

This is a description - one out of many examples - of what it  means to bring the Divine/Spirit into one's being, what it means to become fully transparent to the  Depths of the Divine, what it takes before one has the (spiritual) authority to say: this is what needs to happen before one is ready to claim  that Soul evolution  and  Her liberation is a real thing  (not same thing as Self realization). The awakened Inner Being (Soul) is the Witness of God and His Messenger.

*  Edit note:  just checked and found a post titled  On Rapture Musings  - penned in June 2009 where I mention 'thundering combustion'.
 If curious:  www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2009/06/on-rapture-musings.html


Friday, September 23, 2016

Shakti's Transforming Power

 Inner Shakti's transforming power (Master level) affects all levels of body-mind-soul, it awakens us to a radically different dimension of awareness. It makes us see that all of existence (in all forms) - in the visible and invisible domains -  are aspects of our greater Being / God.
The surrendered Soul enters the Heart of Compassion  and sees this Truth directly.

To conclude - and many do - that consciousness is nothing more than the result of brain activity, is to declare that the causal-level accounts of extremely subtle/causal-level mystical experiences and our contemplative conclusions  of descriptions of reality beyond the material, are not' but insanity and hallucinations, is accurate in one sense...Accurate to the mind that didn't performed the necessary injunctions.  We don't insist they 'get' us. We invite everyone  to perform the experiment and find out for themselves what the fuss is about.

What are the criteria for gaining Depth's knowledge and what constitutes adequate authority, before one is qualified to deliver this Knowledge to the world?
The answer can't be delivered with twitter-like expediency.  The long-hand-style approach of unpacking  decades-worth of accounts of what happens at each level of ascending rungs of the evolutionary ladder on the Light-Sound-Vision path, takes time.

I like and relate to Aurobindo-style Supramental Yoga because it includes the dimension of: the Illumined Mind, the Intuitive Mind, Overmind and Supermind + Blissananda (energy).
One's Vision-logic capability, makes sense of and integrates the various perspectives.
One whose consciousness is  permanently plugged to Deep Samadhi  frequency transcends sleep, this is why the inner territory becomes a very familiar environment. This is also the reason I use poetic language sometimes to describe what we bear witness to in service to the Divine calling.


Aestheticians of the Good, True  and Just
 Float within Nirvana's Stream-light of
Perfectly braided Bliss/Love-vibrations
Drinking from Fountain of Still-point 
Divine Revelations

She Who Has no Name out of countless  tears
Fashioned Her Sword

Stirring ashes of indifference in search
Of one ember's glow
She kindles it with breath of encouragement
Hoping to ignite a Self-sustaining Flame
Prodding, "there is a better plan for you, keep going"

Shifting Forms of Significations
There, like a time capsule, Seeds of Golden Wheat take Root.

We are called to occupy the Sovereignty throne
And  meet Her gaze without flinching  and See clearly
She is the aspect of  us which  Ignites within us the
Holy Flame of Service - See we are Her Heart-in-action
On the world stage. . .
She Invites all of us to Hear the Cries of the World
And help those who can't help themselves.

***
 There are many  humanitarian organizations which desperately need (our) financial support in order to help  victims of war crimes,  etc.  My heart broke open many years ago and I responded. This is why I am not ashamed to speak for those who don't have a voice.

*

I may have included the following quote/s, still I want to share them again in case someone needs to hear this now. . .

"Some men sneer at the Siddhis because they do not believe in them; others because they think it is noble and spiritual to despise them. Both attitudes proceed from ignorance. (...) I do not wish to argue the question of the existence or non-existence of Yoga siddhis; for it is not with me a question of  debate, or belief or disbelief, since I know by daily experience that they exist.  I am concerned rather with their exact nature and utility."  +
"When the subjective experience tells him "I'm hungry", he concedes; "Of course, you must be since you say so." But let it tell him, "I'm full of bliss from an immaterial Source," or "By certain higher instruments repeatedly tested I know I have wandered in regions illuminate by no material sun," and he answers, "You are only fit for the gaol or the lunatic asylum."
intyoga.online.fr/nb_1911 . html#2

I'm glad that  some scientists  intuit there is more to life than meets the eye: In Einstein's words:

Try and penetrate, with our limited means the secret of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force, beyond anything we can comprehend is my religion.

*

I like interacting/hanging out with people in cyber-space,  this is why I joined  few months ago group called Integral Global on Facebook.
Not feeling very ambitious. . . and  I still have a long way to go combing through my posts - in order to delete some and others to edit-improve -  but am glad to say that  yesterday I  edit-improved one of my more relevant entries titled:  Tractor Beams - Supracosmic Tonglen Duty.

if curious:  www.spiritspeaks-theofilia.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tractor-beams-supracosmic-tonglen-duty.html



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Soul Level Spirituality

Revolutionary spirituality invites one to discover within our innermost being eternal self-Soul and find strength to surrender all of our mental and psycho-emotional nature to Her.  This step prepares us to  not only built a stable foundation, but also become a conscious partner (instrumentation) of the Soul.
Purification by the Flame of Love / Shakti establishes a very strong foundation for the descent of divine Light-Force-Bliss-Knowledge-Universal Sight.  This stage can't be skipped.
 Freed from self-deception protects one from attracting the action of 'dark powers' and its temptations, protects us from (catastrophic) self-inflation, mental unhinging and its moral aberrations.

At the summit of Consciousness as well as its baser levels the Purified observes with unfailing clarity and  right discrimination a firm vision of things that introduce themselves to our consciousness and senses  in the subtle,  as well as the extremely subtle domains.
One can not go beyond ordinary nature and enter into Super-nature by becoming irrational, this is why the aim of Supramental Yoga is the conversion of the whole being into spiritualised consciousness and a larger Divine existence. . . It is about entering consciously into the Infinite and getting plugged into the Sea of Divine Infinity - within one's Heart center - and meeting there the Divine Eternal.

The surrendered one is guided by Her Wisdom.

Through this action divine integration and divine perfection is accomplished. .  .Every movement is the movement of the self-aware truth of Divine Being. . . (the)  Communication  of the Divine from the source of its Nature.
Such a thing is possible because an ascent into the supramental Truth elevates one's spiritualised consciousness to that height. At the same time it also brings about a descent of Light-Bliss-Power into every nook and recess of our nature.

We assert (since I have been accused of this):

 You are making a great mistake to think that one who reached this (permanent) Ultimate Consummation stage is interested in flaunting  one's 'magnificence' .  Such motive is foreign to me/us. Such notion comes from egoistic conception. . .What I share is the Natural Result of a very long and hard path -  this is  also why it feels very natural to innocently write about this (for the benefit of all beings, for the benefit of evolution of consciousness).

*

She desires the ancient mornings and fulfills their light;
projecting forwards her illumination she enters into
communion with the rest that are to come.

Rig Veda