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T31 - Q&A Constant Coming...
Date: Sun Jun 6, 2004 0:23am
It is recommended you read from the beginning of this tantra yoga archive,
as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "What
is tantra yoga?"
Q: What you say makes sense and in true
essence, it is the ojas that we take up derived from the muladhara fire.
But it does happen especially when we are fully perched above at the
third eye and as our body is played as a divine instrument... the 'orgasmic'
waves are brought upward and centered into the third eye... the muladhara
climbs up... and then when we come...the whole body resonates and,
surprisingly, sperm does not come out. The process also requires us to roll
our tongue as a straw and suck up the pleasure with every inhale and closing
our eyes, guide it to the third eye.
A: Thank you for you clear
perspective on vajroli, and root to third eye orgasm.
I agree, true
vajroli (upward absorption of sexual fluids), beyond the managed mechanical
technique of it, is an automatic part of a much bigger process that involves
the third eye to root connection. I call it ecstatic conductivity. You call
it the muladhara (root) climbing up to the third eye. That is an interesting
description you give, because one of the observations we have in spinal
bastrika, where attention and breath are rapidly oscillating between the
third eye and root, is that the third eye and root "merge" into one. This
merging of root and third eye is what is occurring in slow spinal breathing
as well, though it may be less noticed in the early stages. This is the
ecstatic connection being cultivated between the root and third eye, just as
you have described.
There is another element we can observe, and
that is the phenomenon of the change that occurs in "coming." In sex,
"coming" is orgasm, both before and after the vajroli effect naturally joins
into the spiritual-sexual equation. With rising ecstatic conductivity
between the root and third eye, the event of "coming" into the third eye you
describe creeps into our life as an ongoing experience. In other words,
"coming" or "orgasm" becomes an ongoing whole-body event that never stops,
and requires no external stimulation. A mere raising of the eyes, an
entering into kechari, or a small flex at the root will keep waves of
ecstasy coursing through the nervous system like a rolling sea. And that
isn't all. Over time, the whole process migrates upward from the third eye
to the crown as well. That process of opening the crown with stability is
covered in recent discussions in the main lessons.
Can "coming" be
sustained like this? Can we continue to function under the influence of
constant whole-body orgasm? Is it exhausting?
In fact, this ongoing
experience of "coming" is the fruition of yoga, the rise of an unending
state of ecstatic bliss and divine love in the nervous system. We can
continue to function in this situation, because our nervous system
acclimates to it, just as it does to all other enhancements in our spiritual
neuro-biology that occur with long term practice of yoga.
It is not
exhausting. Just the opposite. As divine energy surges through us, it
continuously regenerates every cell in our body. In this situation sex has
become the source of unbounded energy, creativity and happiness in the body.
There is so much divine love surging up inside that it flows out to everyone
around us in the form of uplifting energy and loving service.
is why we pay close attention to the management of sexual energy as we move
along our chosen path in yoga.
Does this eliminate the need for
sexual relations? It certainly makes us less obsessive about reproductive
sex. That is a good thing. At the same time, this transformation turns all
sex into spiritual practice. Pre-orgasmic tantric
sex can offer support to the process of spiritual transformation. So, the
advances that occur in our nervous system as a result of yoga make sexual
activity all the more precious whenever we are inclined to engage in
physical lovemaking. Sexual activity then becomes a stepping-stone to
permanent ecstatic bliss.
Tantric sex is
not mandatory for enlightenment, but under the right circumstances it can be
a significant help.
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed
instructions on the methods of tantra in relation to the broad scope of yoga
practices and the enlightenment process,
see the AYP Tantra book,
and AYP Plus.
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