Saturday, January 27, 2007

NEW! Open Thread

We are pleased to add a new feature to TM-Free Blog: Open Threads. At least twice a day we will dedicate an open thread to you, our valued readers. This space is yours. Post anything you want, about anything that interests you! We imagine posts will be about Transcendental Meditation and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. But you never know!

We are especially pleased to launch our feature with an anonymous posting on Kundalini and the TM technique. Just click on comments below to read this intriguing post.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why TM is Dangerous and Blocks the Path to Liberation

Meditate on any mantra long enough and you will awaken kundalini. Add some breathing exercises and some asanas and it makes it even more likely. If that doesn't work, one can use an occult yogic technique like samyama.

Such an awakening however is both a blessing and a curse.

It's a blessing if one has been gifted with a true Master, one who can guide you through all the possible errors and handle all the different types of students. One who knows the techniques for a balanced awakening and how to correct imbalances when they occur.

It's a curse if one is left alone to fend for oneself when something goes awry. Kundalini naturally has several routes it can take. Most people have only heard of one, the sushumna nadi. But actually sushumna nadi is not the easiest path for kundalini to take. There are other routes which offer a "path of least resistance" and all of these paths have one thing in common: they never "complete" themselves. They are dead ends. They never resolve into the bindu which is the source of the experience of Unity, the One. Once one opens an incomplete kundalini path, without expert guidance and assistance, it's virtually impossible to get out of this stuck position. It is highly unlikely such a person will achieve liberation in this lifetime. In fact, one will take that particular deflected awakening into their next existence since kundalini awakening follows the student from life to life.

Being in such a position of suspension has it's advantages for the false "master" as it virtually assures compliance, dependence and someone who's almost guaranteed to hang around for the "next best thing". This is really nothing new, tantric masters of the vama marga, the left hand path, have known of such control techniques for centuries.

Many have heard the oft-repeated yogic maxim "avoid the siddhis", they are nothing but trouble. Few understand the reason. Certain meditational methods aimed at such siddhis will force the kundalini up an errant path were it can activate the brain centers which in turn activate the siddhis (often the vajra-nadi). Once one has, they are trapped. And sometimes that is just the right formula for the "master". Then he can utilize any powers the student achieves, however minor, for his own ends. If he can get groups of students to do so, all the better for his agenda.

Kundalini shakti which takes it's proper path, the sushumna nadi and it's sequentially finer paths, citrini nadi and brahma nadi, is capable of delivering true spiritual experience in a relatively short time. It does not take decades.

What are the signs of an incorrect rising? They are many and they vary depending on the specific path kundalini takes. But a few would include obsessive or personality disorders which go away when one stops meditating but return when one continues, depression, fascination with channelling or other occult powers, feelings of heaviness or lethargy, strange food allergies, moodiness or sensitivity to others, the need to isolate oneself from others, a sense of "being stuck", the inability to separate from the group or function in the outer world, physical pain, feeling compelled to wait for the "next thing" the master says or does rather than gain a sense of balanced independence, spiritual experiences which come and then go, phobias, hypochondria, etc.

It's a very workable formula for a manipulative guru intent on something other than your best interests.

Sound familiar anyone?

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