Nov 14th, 2014
The following extract from “The Third Advent”, by Gregoire de Kalbermatten, provides a wonderful description of the awakening of the kundalini to bring about Self-realisation.
Spirit or Atma, it is reported, is the spark of divinity in man, and spirituality is about lighting it. The spark to enlighten the flame of the Spirit must be more than just the sincere desire to reach our deepest reality. Religious, philosophical and Gnostic traditions emphasize that experience and not just faith, embodies the description of a cognitive happening, a moment of initiation, which opens to us the gates of a higher spiritual knowledge. It is called ‘samadhi’ for the Hindu, ‘satori’ for the Zen Buddhist or the ‘second birth’ Christ mentions to Nicodemus. Today, it is commonly referred to as Self-realization. Self-realization must be understood in two ways: it is the crossing of a key threshold in the process of self-improvement. It is also a breakthrough in the collective evolution of mankind. Self-realization opens vast provinces of experience whose beauties have been sung by ancient poets. Let is suffice to say here that it marks the entry into a state where we grasp better, enjoy more, and become more effective.
Gregoire de Kalbermatten, The Third Advent. Camberwell: Penguin Group, 2003. P. 175.
Originally posted 2008-08-22 02:52:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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