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 got 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 supramental (mystical) experiences -  our contemplative conclusions  of descriptions of reality beyond the material -  are not' but insanity and hallucinations.

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.

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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.

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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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Universal Vision

Time to splash some  ink in this blog!

My latest attempt at articulating my Soul's journey through the Light Sound and Sight, was in my thread titled:   Manjusri Speaks - Universal Vision, started in October 2015 https://www.integrallife.com/node/268151
 I  decided to include in this blog  most of its content.  Some,  like this first post,  is  presented  in its edited  form.
 Starting today I will chip away at it slowly, but surely.

Dear Souls, may the meaning within these words inspire you to keep on keeping on, even when the going gets rough!  I survived:)



I will start by saying that few days ago, Manjusri's emanation in its Fierce form and uncompromising Intent introduced itself to my consciousness while I was floating in a sea of Pure Bliss.  .  .
 His bull-headed Form (one who defeats Yama, god of death) began circling me at neck-breaking speed.  I recognized the 'you and I are not two', message.
This was not the first time Manjusri captured my attention.

Tanks to Google, I learned first time yesterday that Manjusri is universally regarded as  both the historical bodhisattva, and as the primordial white Buddha who is compared to the sun, and as the "bull-headed" Form.  To this point I knew (only) about his  double-edged sword signifying realization of the transcendent wisdom  whose  task is to  cut down ignorance and duality. I knew about the  left-hand holding lotus (part) which  signifies  attainment of ultimate realization from blossoming wisdom.

Mythic Lords, Goddesses and Angels are personifications of mystical attributes of one's consciousness'  enlightened qualities / capabilities / powers.  These Potentials are the province of the fully awakened  eternal self-Soul (once the individual achieves unbroken continuity of awareness through all states).
I like this (reminding)  quote penned by Ken Wilber in The Eye of Spirit,  on High Archetypes, p. 237:

In advanced evolution, the deity-Archetype emerges, is introduced to consciousness (in the subtle realm), the self then identifies with and as that Deity, and operates from that identification.  The self then no longer exclusively bound to the ego, but it is bound to its Archetype.  The point is that as each higher-order structure emerges, the self eventually identifies with that structure -- which is normal, natural, appropriate. As evolution proceeds, however, each level in turn is differentiated from the self, or "peeled off", so to speak. The self, that is, eventually dis-identifies with its present structure so as to identify with the next higher-order emergent structure. 

I didn't study any of the mystical traditions scriptures and knew nothing at all what  Kundalini Shakti experiences within one's interior are like / about, but found out in a hurry  when Her unsolicited  Force-Power  began working in me. It took many years to integrate all that I have been introduced too.  Articulating  in clear and simple words what this journey is like  has been a huge challenge for me!
But 'figured it out', I did,  with the help of beings who left written records of their  Soul-level experiences...These experiences are the very stepping stones to ever-wider domains of consciousness.

        Heart's Invitation

Your mind's fragrance, together with mine
Like rainbow's  water droplets dance upon sun's rays
To the tune The Harvest of Joy in rhythmic silence

You are like the flute through which your heart's
 pure longing turns to music

Your heartbeats are in My heart and in your longing is My longing
In our durability we are deathless like the always ever-same
Lilac's  intoxicating fragrance.


Friday, March 18, 2016

quick note on blog's makeover

I am not yet finished,  but it  feels great that after many-to-myself promises to do this -- to not only tweak-edit, but delete  the most cringe-worthy posts --  I  finally managed (in the recent while) to edit quite a few and  delete about a hundred!


I noticed that  my writing has improved, and this is the best part!