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Lesson 262 - Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death (Audio)
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262.1 - Seeing the Light and Reincarnation (Audio)
Date: Sun May 22, 2005 10:59 am
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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
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 culture.
I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path. Practice wisely, and
The guru is in you.
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For detailed discussion on the
implications of karma and reincarnation, see the
AYP Bhakti and Karma Yoga book.
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