September 20, 2015 at 3:37 pm #44837
SURRENDER AND THE ABSOLUTE
In Indian spirituality there is the tradition of bringing the energy up the spine and sort of exploding out of the top of your head.
Well, as I believe MW has discovered and many others, this explosion is not always so great !!! Tends to fry the Upper Dantien.
In Zen and oriental traditions, the emphasis is on the Lower Dantien, a completely the opposite direction.
In comparative spirituality (comparing teachings) these differences are not really related to. Seems mankind is at a spiritual beginning and hasn’t quite put all the pieces together.
Clearly going up is a totally different direction to going down. Much to learn there.
I just want to talk about surrender and the Absolute right now.
My understanding is that in order to “Surrender” the energy goes down through the centre of the Lower Dantien and eventually you fall through into the Beyond (that which is outside of the Universe). In Zen they say “the bottom of the bucket falls off”.
I say this to those who are looking for technical information on surrender. You can for instance sit in meditation and on the exhale drop down deeper and deeper until one day it happens.
The second related thing is that some Oriental practices including Chi practices can create a strong centre in the Lower Dantien, a power centre … but it seems the most important function of the Lower Dantien is not the power centre, but to permit a fully developed soul access to existence outside of the universe.
MASTERS / AWAKENING AND TEACHING
Some further thoughts.
Many “Masters” are unable to teach a path properly because they don’t really know how they got there.
Just because you are in “Heaven” doesn’t mean you know the directions. Often teachers have been desperate to free themselves and did many different things fighting there way through the jungle. If they are lucky enough to emerge on the other side … it is not guaranteed at all that they can give directions.
Such teachers can be “inspirational” or share their energy with you but as they have not followed a systematic path themselves, their help is somewhat limited.
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