Re: Theos-World yoga
Jan 31, 2003 04:06 PM
But, this "surrender" should not be misinterpreted.
To be Human beings -- who are each, essentially, God incarnate -- is not to
be sheep, or like any other "animal" without a capability of Self realization.
To surrender to a self professed "living" or "dead" Master is a "vicarious
atonement" sidetrack that may pacify one, but does nothing more than delay
one's attainment of self mastery... Since a true Master says, "Do not follow
me, but follow the path I show you." This is the only true and independent
way to transcend ones karma, defuse the skandas, and attain true Freedom --
requiring no kow towing, worship, or obedience to any personality, idol,
organization, or Gods... As theosophy teaches, only the TRUTH can make you
Therefore, there is only one "perfect Master" to surrender one's lower self
to... And, that is the Higher Self within each of us... Following all the
below rules of living that are essentially the "Heart doctrine" coupled with
the "Eye Doctrine"... Thus, combining ALL the yoga's and their goals into ONE
"self devised and self determined study and practice" -- that can suit each
individual's level of awareness and understanding when staring out,
independently, on the Path to eternal Freedom.
In a message dated 01/31/03 2:18:37 AM, email@example.com writes:
>I was reading quite amused the recent discussions on the list. I think this
>little article answers quite well most of the issues, I would advise Mr. BAG
>to find a real Master who would teach him what real Bhakti means - a gift
>that only a true Master can give. Etzion
>>God manifests his presence when and where lust, greed, anger, jealousy,
>hatred, back-biting and selfish desires are totally absent. But, as they are
>the outcome of impressions (sanskaras) of past lives, and must necessarily
>be expressed, getting rid of them is ordinarily impossible. It would be like
>a rock trying to lift itself.
>Nevertheless, past impressions must be expressed to be got rid of. But at
>the same time that these past impressions are being expressed and spent,
>new ones are forged, because of the presence and assertion of the lower self.
>If one is to be free of the endless chain of impressions, past and present,
>this assertive lower self must be abolished. Only when one's assertive
>(lower) self is removed can the impressions be automatically spent without
>incurring the binding of fresh sanskaras. One who has achieved this can
>never be bound by, or held responsible any more, for his actions, good or
>bad, which are the expression of his past impressions of virtue, patience,
>lust, anger, etc. Thus, with the cessation of new sanskaras, all past
>impressions naturally unwind to the finish, and one is free of all
>To follow the path of the true yogas - karma yoga, dnyan yoga, raj yoga,
>bhakti yoga - is the remedy for the uprooting of this heritage of evils
>derived from past impressions, expressed by constant actions, and sustained
>by the continual formation of new ones.
>In karma yoga, one tries to lose one's self in selfless service for others.
>In dnyan yoga one tries to lose one's self in contemplation and meditation.
>In raj yoga one tries to lose one's identity with the individual self, and
>establish identity with the universal self by aiming, through constant
>mental poise and non-attachment, to be in the world and yet not of it. In
>bhakti yoga one tries to lose one's self in devotion to God. Even in these
>yogas, only when the zenith is reached can the individuality of the lower
>self be lost, yet consciousness remain.
>But the easiest and safest way to lose one's self is by completely
>surrendering to the Perfect Master. Then the past, present and future of the
>one who has surrendered are drowned in the Master, and he is no longer
>either bound by, or responsible for, any of his actions, whether good or
>bad, expressed during his implicit obedience to the Master. Thus complete
>surrenderance to the Perfect Master is, in itself, freedom.
> Meher Baba, February or March 1954,
> Glow International Magazine Feb. 1978 p24
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