The dark side of the dogma to contribute to society

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 9

Anyone who does good is a good person. Obviously, so it seems. Ways to do it are:

  1. Usually by hard, honest work
  2. By contributing to the national gross income
  3. By doing philanthropic work
  4. Efficiency is a good mean to those ends, because it saves time, money and resources.

So why should there be anything wrong with above presumptions at all?

I am not even getting into the inhumanity, that a cold logic of being measured by ones contributions would render disabled and elderly as a burden to society (who then should be put in euthanasia),
but address this issue by debunking above suppositions.

1 ) Hard work in a frenzy can lead to disaster

I once knew a woman who worked really hard to save for a house for a family – so frantically that she failed to hold on once in a while to reassess her path of life. And because she also was under the self-imposed pressure to start a family as soon as possible, as soon as she had the money, she did end up marrying a guy she herself acknowledged not to love.
I doubt whether her rush made her happy.

2 ) The national income is a pig in a poke

For ancient isolated tribes it was obvious that everyone needs the support of others, especially since many tasks can not be accomplished alone. As tribes did connect to other ones, alliances were born, which then turned into nationalism. So to support the national income seems as supporting ones community. The only problem being that due to the hierarchical structure of large communities, i.e. nations, it is not guaranteed anymore where ones support does end up. You can see this in the many absurd spendings of governments, which often even are detrimental to mankind.

In the past the highest dedication to ones community was to sacrifice ones life, but in this day and age, soldiers not rarely are used as expendable throw-away gadgets for behind-the-scenes-agendas, destroying their entire life by having turned their natural inborn capacity for unconditional love into hate for arbitrary concepts of enemies – leaving them with post traumatic stress disorders due to shock and the guilt of having killed for all the wrong reasons.

In our current democratic structure, political power is also shifted every 4 years, resulting in the nations agenda to possibly turn around; so ones entire energy for the own tribe may be directed even into the opposite agenda at any time. It is said not to put all ones eggs into one basket, so why putting them into the national basket?

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries
~ George Bernard Shaw

The love of one’s country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
~ Pablo Casals

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world.

~ Socrates

Carolyn Myss explained in her book “sacred contracts” that the tribal consciousness does everything in its power to keep an individual in line with the tribe in order for it to survive, but it does that at the expense of a person to fulfil its own life quest. This is why it is so difficult to hear the silent inner voice against the majority of the noisemakers who aggressively demand from everyone to support the system.

3 ) Philantropy is a changing fashion

To pick just two of the current political correct agendas:
After ages of male domination feminism was necessary to alert men to the fact that women are equally intelligent and capable to lead companies or nations, but since being a warrior is a male virtue, to fight a gender-war for decades did lead Women to neglect their female virtues of grace, sensuality and serenity for too long so that the terminology in the West is now overstretched into the absurdity that “equal rights” “domestic violence” usually neglect the male half of the population.

Another one is the fight against climate change. Whilst it is totally necessary to push back against ruthless exploiters of our natural resources, as with most philanthropic projects, a huge aspect is the blame-shifting away from ones own responsibilities towards shaming politicians or others who aren’t in line with ones own ethical standards. This is why there is so much hate out there for Greta Thunberg who merely does her best saving the planet (ironically also for those haters). Whilst everyone likes to dish out blame, no one likes to take the blame, so a demand for sacrifices triggers a hateful resistance from those who fear their loss of comfort.
Since the law of attraction states that everything which is brought to awareness will come into ones life, it is questionable whether mere demonstrations against fossil-fuel-mining won’t even manifest it even further.
An example of the negative effects on climate-change-agendas is that once the awareness finally also did reach the USA, the first panic-reaction was not to question own consumption habits, but instead to scream for more nuclear power in order to combat CO2 – jumping right from the fire of fossil fuels into the frying pan of thousands of years of toxic waste.
Edit: I want to make sure that this was not a criticism against Americans, but only meant to show that Demonstrations can cause nervousness which then leads into the next frenzy.

4 ) Pragmatism and efficiency can kill the soul

Logistics is a great means to direct and distribute efforts in the most efficient way by reducing as many unnecessary steps as possible. Thereby it idealistically is beneficial to the environment and saves time.

However, there are ever so subtle side-effects which in the long run can take away the entire purpose of ones life.
Let’s make a simple example: You make your life easier by taking your empty plate back to the kitchen when going to pick up a desert there. But this can become obsessive if you want to take each time something with you whenever you walk around your apartment, because it kills the spontaneity which allows for fun and serenity. Think about yourself wanting to a moment of peace first in the day – if you then have to think about what you still have to tidy in order to take it with you to the bathroom, kitchen and all places, by the time you sit down quiet you are already agitated. Even more absurd would be to ask all your party-guests to always tidy up after themselves wherever they go.
Think about it: Whenever you felt most alive (whether as a rebellious adventurer or a serene sharp meditator, efficiency usually played the least role.

Another issue with pragmatism is that it always seems to be right by allowing to do things faster, better or with more rewards. But the question is whether the reason behind it is justified.
The most common reason for pragmatism is to make money, but look where that did lead us to: To productions of tons of useless environmental damaging goods which are pusposely designed not to be sustainable in order to force people into further consumptions.
The reason why politics does not further sustainability is on one hand the strength of lobby of such producers, but on the other hand also the fact that consumption does accelerate taxes, which does bring us right back to the questionability of the value of the national gross income.

The results of efficiency so far were detrimental to our social needs:

  • Small shops with individual customer care and an opportunity for people to meet neighbours are replaced by cold storage halls with assembly-line-checkouts. What wasn’t destroyed then is killed now by the online- giants.
  • Customer care is stripped of any of its humanity by the means of outsourcing and the redirection of enquiries to artificial intelligence. The continuous decrease in human interaction does force people into social networks which ironically also are manipulated by automatic robots.
  • Because Formulars are the only way to guarantee a standard information; the ever increasing need to comply with them does violate free spirits through a sieve of rules and laws.
    Each time this is done; a piece of ones individuality and spontaneity is imperceptibly ground away, which is the reason why we nowadays see so many spineless fence-sitters who don’t stand up for their values, but stay anonymously in the dark, applauding celebrities and taking pleasure in idiosyncratic people failing.
    If you doubt that statement, think about an ancient hero. Do you really think a brave warrior who had to make quick and clear decisions would have bothered to fill in forms?

In the worst case it can happen that someone who has been sieved through bureaucracy too much, can find themselves in the gutter of neuroses, and end up like a homeless who is sleeping at the bottom of a skyscraper. Ironically, such a person would never be acknowledged by the manager at the top of the very same building, who may have contributed to such a collateral damage. Such tragedies in the end render all efficiency inefficient.

So what do all criticisms have in common?

The fact that the road to hell is paved with good intentions,
because if they are not aligned with ones deeper inner voice or higher spiritual mind, they can lead to disaster.
Hence it is not the frenzy of the world, which should dictate our ethics, but our contact with our higher mind.
The tragedy is that most people derive their drive for action from unreflected responses to past experiences, not realising that it is exactly their actionism which does serve them as a means not to have to face their own inner issues.

And this, my dear readers, was my long intro for down-to-earth-minds
who otherwise would have dismissed the following video as “yet another airy-fairy spiritual talk”.

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya: Meditation für Fokus und geistige Reinigung

Zitat von Yogi Bhajan:

“Hier ist eine Meditation, die mit Hilfe von Prana geistigen Müll aufräumt, und Klarheit schafft. Von allen 20 Arten Yoga, einschliesslich Kundalini Yoga, ist das das höchste Kriya. Dies ist eine sehr wirksame Meditation, um Reichtum zu erlangen. Sie wird Dir einen Neustart verschaffen. Es ist das einfachste Kriya, aber gleichzeitig eines der schwersten. Diese Übung schneidet durch alle Barrieren der psychotischen oder neurotischen Natur. Wenn sich eine Person in einem sehr schlechten Zustand befindet, werden extern angewandte Methoden nicht funktionieren. Der Druck muss von innen stimuliert werden.

Die Tragödie des Lebens ist, wenn das Unterbewusstsein Abfälle in das Bewusstsein entlädt. Dieses Kriya erweckt die Kundalini um Dir die notwendige Vitalität und Intuition zu geben, um die negativen Nebenwirkungen des Unterbewusstseins zu bekämpfen.

POSITION: Sitze mit einem geraden Rücken ( entweder mit gekreuzten Beinen oder in einem Stuhl mit den Füßen flach auf dem Boden ) Augen sind auf die Nasenspitze fokussiert, oder geschlossen, falls Dir das lieber ist.

a) Blockiere den rechten Nasenflügel mit dem rechten Daumen. Atme langsam und tief durch den linken Nasenflügel ein und halte den Atem.
Chante im Geiste 16 mal ‘Wahe Guru”, und pumpe dazu den Nabel 3 mal mit jeder Repetition ( einmal bei “Waa”, einmal bei “Heh” und einmal bei “Guru”; insgesamt 48 Bauch-Anspannungen.
b) Löse den Finger vom rechten Nasenflügel und benutze den rechten Zeige- oder kleinen Finger, um das linke Nasenloch zu schließen. Atme langsam und tief durch das rechte Nasenloch aus. Setze die Übung genauso fort links einzuatmen und rechts auszuatmen.

BEENDEN: Inhaliere und halte die Luft für 5-10 Sekunden an. Ausatmen. Dann strecke und schüttle den Körper ungefähr eine Minute lang, um die Energie zu zirkulieren.

ZEIT: Empfohlene Länge für dieses Kriya (Übung) ist 31 oder 62 Minuten täglich.
Ideal ist es mit 31 Minuten anzufangen, aber Du kannst auch mit 11 Minuten anfangen un dann auf 31 Minuten aufbauen, dann 40, und letztendlich 62 Minuten.

  • Es gibt keine Zeit, keinen Platz, keinen Raum und keine Bedingung die mit dieser Meditation verknüpft sind.
    Jeder Müllhaufen benötigt seine eigene Zeit um gereinigt zu werden. Wenn Du Deinen eigenen Müll angehst, musst Du selbst schätzen; und ihn dann so schnell als Du kannst oder langsam, wie Du willst verarbeiten. Du musst entscheiden wie viel Zeit Du hast, um Deine eigene Müllhalde zu verarbeiten.

Wenn Du diese Meditation 62 Minuten lange machen kannsst, dann baue sie bis zu dem Punkt auf, an dem Du sie für 2 ½ Stunden täglich (1/10tel des Tages) machen kannst. Das gibt Dir dann ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi”, also die 9 edlen Tugenden und die 18 okkulten Kräfte. In diesen 27 gesamten Tugenden liegt das gesamte Universum.

Wenn für 2 1/2 Stunden täglich praktiziert, macht Dich diese Yoga-Übung zu einem perfekten Übermenschen. Sie reinigt Dein Unterbewusstsein und versorgt das menschliche Leben. Sie macht Dich extrem intuitiv. Sie führt alle 27 Facetten des Lebens zusammen und macht einen Menschen heilig, erfolgreich und qualifiziert. Diese Meditation erzeugt dazu auch pranische Kraft ( über den Atem). Dieses Kriya versagt niemals. Es gibt einem inneres Glück und bringt einen in einen Zustand der Ekstase im Leben.”

Hier gibt es noch weitere Informationen dazu

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Dr. Kuppuswamy’s mind-opening dietary advice

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 8

Happy 🌤day, my dear readers, wherever you are!

Dr. Kuppuswamy was one of the most knowledgable doctors who will give us his unique dietary advice – unique, because he doesn’t explain it purely from the health-perspective, but from the perspective of spirituality by focussing on the Yin (Tamas) and Yang (Rajas) aspects.

He probably is one of the rare to talk about both angles, because in his mid-life he became Sivananda Saraswati who left his stamp ( –>) on the world by writing 296 books!

These days it is very fashionable to talk about health-foods – and spirituality is often sold to us through the benefits of wellness, but what made the Dr turn to into a Swami was the fact that he realised that medicine was healing on a superficial level only and spirituality is essential for a more profound transformation. You can read more about him here.

Obviously I do agree with everything he says but want to throw out a word of caution to spiritual followers for imposing their (often just new found) values on others in contempt for anyone who does not live up to their standards.
Have you ever been in a spiritual retreat where people frown upon nearly everything you did enjoy in your life? This usually made me run away and not even following half of it anymore.

The focus on food in my opinion is overrated.

  • When studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we learned from the director of the college – a Vietnamese Buddhist monk – about a herbal remedy for a heart condition which does contain 5 eggs. Instantly people in class got upset for it containing cholesterol. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is thousands of years old – Western medicine just a few hundred years – so 20 years later it turned out that there are different sorts of cholesterol of which some are even beneficial for the body. It seemed that TCM knew better, just as they seem to know better in terms of the moderate intake of the other substances which nowadays are shunned for political reasons.
  • In TCM a bit of meat can give one strength, a bit of alcohol move the energy, and the Vietnamese monk taught us that 2 cigarettes per day are not only not harmful, but even beneficial for connecting the lungs to the large intestine.
  • The aggression with which some vegans push their agenda upon everyone seems a fashion which is counterproductive, because it spreads guilt and pushes fake-meat products on people who still depend on meat. Those products often are unnatural compositions and more energy-consuming than having eaten meat in the first place.
  • Vegetarianism is a very emotionally charged issue, but sentimentality should not serve as a base reason for imposing values on others: For Westerners it is shocking when dogs are eaten, yet to Asians cows are just as cute, and the grandmaster of the Rosicrucian order A.M.O.R.C. once said to me that we should eat everything because we don’t know whether plants are the lesser living beings than animals.
  • This is why guilt against meat eaters should not be dished out too quickly – I have seen meat-condemning 3HO-Gurus fly half around the world and back within a weekend considering themselves to be important enough to have the right to dismiss that two flights cause as much CO2 emission as one person eating red meat for an entire year! Especially the health-advocates on Youtube should keep that in mind.
  • Even the most spiritual people like the Dalai Lama eat meat occasionally because in the Himalayas she-goats can live on grass within steep rocks which no human could.
  • And the vegetarian Hitler is proof that changing ones diet alone is no guarantee for a peaceful character.
  • We will hear below that vegetarianism is recommended, but a vegan lifestyle not – in fact I never saw any ancient culture which was based entirely on vegan food.
  • If one eats vegan in order not to damage any living being then it also is counterproductive to inflict guilt upon non-vegans, because any thought which does contract, like anger, guilt and resentment, does block the free flow of energy and therewith contribute to the rise of all kinds of diseases.
    Hence, someone whose agenda is to further life should never impose own values on others against their own free will.

    The first 8 minutes of this video will provide an orthodox dietary advice, and the last third are advanced spiritual remarks most who only want hard and fast rules will overlook, so I will address them again below the video after you have seen it.
to recapitulate his wisdoms:

A transformation should be slow

One of the rare German Hindus I met once told me that it is not about becoming perfect, but leaving the axes of ones entanglements. You can see how people often keep in their duality by changing from one extreme to the opposite, like smokers who after having given up smoking having a strong aversion against smoke, or ex-alcoholics, who hate drinkers. Both clearly have not finished (dis)solving their axes of entanglements, so I would say that you either can solve your issues rapidly but then take years of personality work to work out the residual resentments , or fade your addictions out slowly – my assumptions is that both ways take an equal amount of time.

What changed my attitude was when I once had an epiphany of our soul-cycles being thousands of years in the making – so obviously – if you were a fierce warrior in the past who did need boosts of compact yang-energy through rough foods, even a change which takes decades still is very fast and longer lasting than one set by a resolution due to some current fashion hype.

I never believed in fear as a motivation.
To quit drinking or smoking was a longterm process for me which took me three whole decades to slowly move out of chain-smoking and heavily drinking to a level where I am now capable to only drink a champagne socially when celebrating, and even to be able to smoke cigarettes when drinking, without falling back into the habit of smoking again the next day. (I admit, I still vape, but without flavours and am literally at the verge of also omitting nicotine also.)

Rudolf Steiner – a very advanced spirits of the West said that nicotine can be beneficial for people who lack Yang (Rajas) energy. This would explain studies why it can be beneficial for Alzheimers patients.

Also my own observation is that it serves as a protection against attacks from society – especially from narrow-minded people.
Ironically it often are the most narrow minded ones who do attack smokers most aggressively.
My mother for example never realised that by nagging at my father for smoking she did trigger the law of attraction which states that whatever is mentioned does come into ones life, and additionally compel him each time to smoke the stress away she just gave him.

The above mentioned Vietnamese monk also said that smoking two cigarettes are not only not harmful but even beneficial to connect the lungs to the large intestines. I even would have the audacity to propose that fewer people die from smoking a little daily than the ones who did quit at an instant. Another very subtle and abstract aspect is

The immeasurable social damage caused by dogmatic coercion

The smoking ban lead to a nearly impalpable shift in societies behaviour because by forcing the population into the obedience of giving up century-old coping mechanisms, the masses have been turned into prison-inmates which now are fighting amongst themselves.
But people aren’t fighting against each other physically, because coincidentally at the same time the smoking was banned, social networks arose, which now enable people to lock away from real-life-contacts in misanthropy, so that the digital fake-anonymity allows for aggressive political attacks and trolling.
– In the past people came together to drink and smoke;
– then TVs did kill conversations
– and if an extraterrestrial would visit earth, they only would see few people communicating – usually the ones smoking, and the rest is staring at their smartphones in a creepy way.
This is a shift of symptoms away from physical towards mental and social problems.

Unfortunately most are not woke enough to challenge systemic failures
and therefore compensate for their stolen free will by kicking unorthodox or untamed spirits into marginalisation.

And by doing so they ironically end up supporting the system which just took their liberty – but then again, it’s them who are the system in the first place.

The most constructive way to solve the social as well as addiction issues in one go would not to revolve against the horizontal walls of dogmas and restrictions but to evolve into the unlimited vertical realm of the higher self. I can testify that the more I meditate, the clearer I see which contacts as well as foods are suitable for me personally without having to impose my own life-changes onto others.

Finally, the aspect, he mentioned, which puts everything above in perspective:

Air, as well as as sunlight can provide cosmic energy (Prana),
so it is possible to live literally without having to eat (or maybe even drink).

This puts the above fights for a CO2-friendly reduction of certain foods into a new light: In essence if one evolves enough, one could nearly nullify their ecological imprint.

Unless you live on pure prana from air or sunlight, regardless whether you eat animals or plants, you have to kill living beings in order to survive. So let’s be honest and say:
I admit it, I am not evolved enough to live without food (yet)“.

Whilst I obviously admit that I also don’t believe in forced breatharianism, because I have witnessed many excited intermediate spiritual people who want to proof to themselves and the world how advanced they are by not eating.
So far everyone I saw did it only once or twice and gave up under the pretence that they would not have to eat, but food would be so enjoyable.

Yet I do strongly believe that spiritual masters can live without having to consume any food at all anymore. But I am honest enough to admit that I am by no means a spiritual master yet and just as with siddhis (supernatural powers), I don’t run after them but evolve and maybe such an ability will come one day or maybe not.

However, I am working on my sensual attachment to food, by increasing intermittent fasting times (and omitting 1-2 meals daily) but only until I am not weakened. And when I eat, I am slowly gearing towards moderation, by taking breaks in between and listening to my body if I still need more food or not.

I pass on what worked for me:

  • When telling others about a longterm strategy to fade out unhealthy foods slowly, only expect a few compassionate people who believe in your authenticity to believe you – most others will dismiss this as an excuse for not using discipline (hence I only could post this after I did succeed and not before).
  • Start to cut out the most extreme foods which have the strongest impact on you. Example: I don’t have coffee at home anymore, but still drink green tea.
  • Make yourself a list of walls you can cross. When I still was struggling with alcohol I said: “Worst is alcohol, but if you must have something allow yourself to compensate with sweets” for example.
  • Only use il/legal drugs very aware in spiritual rituals like native American Indians used their peace pipe, but don’t use them “recreationally” because they cause much heat and mental turmoil.
  • Instead of hating certain foods as “evil” (and then hating yourself when you failed to adhere to your own rigid rules) , be more compassionate to yourself and simply say:
    If in doubt -cut them out”.
    (This is how I did it: I chose to consume a little bit less than before, so my entire consumptions went down to zero and even though non-smoking makes you gain weight I lost over 40 pounds (20 Kilos) without self-hate too.)
  • And on really tough days when you see yourself failing at everything: Enjoy it properly rather than half-heartedly, because afterwards you can at least say: This was a great movie-night or party with enjoyable food and drinks – I did need this!
  • You can apply those principles to any aspect of your life, btw.

Be good to yourself and therewith to others.

Vivekanda’s outlining of the evolution of enlightenment

Keys to understanding the universe #6

Spiritual inspiration Sunday # 7

Dear readers, I wish you a happy🌤day where ever you are!
My gratitude goes out to one of my most faithful readers called JV, who did introduce me to Vivekanda and brings non-judgemental compassion into my life. I pass on to you what he gave me:

Today we get a very profound map about the correlations within our mind, so whenever the information is too much for you, pause the video, maybe at times rewind (with the left arrow), contemplate and maybe even pause it all together. This is how I watched this 15 min video over two days.

Because there is so much information in it, I write down this mind-map below but I still would recommend to watch the video, because he gives reasons, which make us assimilate the information better so that we can keep it longer.

I find this so inspirational, because whenever I wonder why the heck I am sitting in boring meditation, or worse: when relatives do attack me of wasting time by just ‘sitting around’ instead of ‘working hard and making money’; such explanations show me the purpose of my task to evolve, and give me reasons to aspire to higher levels of consciousness.

Read the summary of his map of the evolution from bottom to top

Enlightenment of a sage, prophet or saint;
Effulgence of the immortal & all pervading essence of all things.
Samadhi : A non-dualistic, stillness of the mind,
being able to perceive the identity of the individual soul and cosmic spirit.
no egoism
[god’s happiness lies in spiritual contemplation]
{6. complete suppression of the ocean of waves in the mind}

{5. if strong enough to resist miraculous powers}
^ further ascension ^
{5. If indulging in extraordinary powers which arise}
v back to step 2 v

{4. perception of motions & mental reaction will lead to knowledge of everything}

Dhârâna: holding the mind to certain (physical or mental) points
Pratyâhâra: strength of mind to overcome the senses

(internal column )
Dhyâna: meditation
(external column)
{3. reaction of the mind:
Jnana: knowledge}
breathing techniques
yoga postures
inner exploration,
Non-violence or harmlessness,
Non-lying or truthfulness,
overcoming sexual desire,

all those methods don’t necessarily come in this order
[man’s happines lies in the intellect]
Realm of egoism and evolutioniary struggle with sorrows and miseries
{2. nerve and brain motion: Artha: meaning}

possible for all beings from lowest animals to highest angels
{1. external ethereal vibration: Shabda: sound}

Realm of the unconsciousness:
automatic bodily actions
no egoism
[animal’s happiness lies in the senses]

Warum Religionen spirituell blockieren können

{english article here}

Nachdem ich 3 emotionale und 3 intellektuelle Kritiken gegen Religionen genannt habe, will ich im abschließenden dritten Teil noch 3 spirituelle Probleme mit Religionen nennen.

Während Religionen vorgeben spirituelle Hilfe und geistige Führung zu geben, und sie als Zünder funktionieren, Menschen dazu zu veranlassen nach einem höheren Sinn im Leben zu suchen, können sie dem ernsthaft spirituell Suchenden in seiner Entwicklung auf verschiedene Weisen hinderlich werden:

7.) Das Verbot sich (oder sein) Selbst individuell weiter zu entwickeln.

Im Geist des Agnostizismus, also nicht wissend, ob ein Schöpfer-Gott existiert, fange ich mit einer Analyse religiöser Grundsätze an, indem ich ihnen erst mal vertraue.

Wenn eine Art Gott Alles im Universum durchzieht, dann muss er/sie/es doch innerhalb jeder unserer Zellen sein, also müsste Jeder sich zum Göttlichen entwickeln können.

Aber orthodoxe Geschichtsschreiber versuchen mit allen Mitteln eigene Aspirationen das eigene höchste Potential zu erreichen zu blockieren, weil sie folgsame Schafe wollen, die sich nur ihrem Glauben verschreiben – etwas was entwickelte Geister, die sich dem Göttlichen selbst annähern nicht mehr nötig haben.

Oft wurde mir sowohl von christlichen Mönchen, unnachgiebigen Bibeltreuen, als auch einigen Eso-Gurus erklärt, dass hohe Aspirationen nur Zeichen des Egos wären, weshalb ich zunächst einmal lernen sollte bescheiden zu sein.

Was dann aber passiert, wenn man Menschen ihre Ambitionen und Aspirationen als pathologisch ausredet und ihnen damit ihren Zugang zu ihrem eigenen Lebensweg nimmt, ist, dass sie nervös werden, so dass man oft eine Diskrepanz zwischen religiösen Autoritäten und ihren nervösen Gefolgsleuten sehen kann.

Es gibt nur eine ganz feine Linie zwischen Egoismus und autentischen Aspirationen.

Heutzutage wird Spiritualität mit Gelassenheit assoziiert, aber wo ist die Grenze zwischen innerer Ruhe und der Fähigkeit Andere mit süßlichen Worten zu beeinflussen ?

Andererseits kann Jemand, der einer höheren Wahrheit nach strebt, aufgrund von Unterdrückungen engstirniger Dogmen, ein nervöses Wrack sein.

Daher ist Geschmeidigkeit kein Kriterium für Spiritualität

8.) Rigider Konservativismus blockiert den Geist, sich abstrakteren Interpretationen zu öffnen.

Hier mal ein Beispiel für den Unterschied von der orthodoxen sprichwörtlichen Bibel-Version der Genesis in 6 Tagen; und im Gegensatz dazu dem symbolischen Verständnis der Kabbalah oder des Okkultismus:

Die Bibel-, sowie die Torah Version ist:

1. Dunkelheit & Licht, Abend & Morgen = 1. Tag,
2. Himmel und Wasser waren der zweite Tag
3. Trockenes Land und Pflanzen kamen am dritten Tag,
4. Sonne und Sterne am vierten Tag,
5. Fische und Wasser Tiere am fünften Tag,
6. Land Tiere und Menschen am sechsten Tag,
7. und der letzte Tag war ein Tag der Ruhe (weshalb wir Wochenenden haben).

Der sich daraus ableitende Symbolismus ist:

1. Licht: Sonne (scheint von selbst / vom Selbst)
2. Wasser: Mond (Menstruation Zyklen & Gezeiten)
3. Trockenes Land: (heiss) Mars {energetisch}
4. Himmisches Firmament (höherer Geist): Merkur
5. Wasser fliesst überall, wie Spiritualität, die mit Jupiter assoziiert wird.
6. Gott sagte “seit fruchtbar”(macht Liebe) : Venus
7. Ruhetag: Saturn (Herrscher der Blockaden und Abrechnungen)

Symbole für die Wochentage

Seit dem Mittelalter wurden die in Astronomie und Astrologie üblichen Planetensymbole auch für die Wochentage verwendet. Für die Werktage findet sich dies in Kirchenbüchern bis ins 18. Jahrhundert. Für den Sonntag wurde dort allerdings nicht das Sonnensymbol, sondern „Dom.“ oder „dies dominica“ verwendet.

2 Dienstag3 Mittwoch4 Donnerstag5
6 Samstag7 Sonntag
Italienische Armreife mit Darstellung der Wochentage durch die olympischen Götter

Diana als Mond für den Montag, Mars für den Dienstag, Merkur für den Mittwoch, Jupiter für den Donnerstag, Venus für den Freitag, Saturn für den Samstag und Apollo als Sonne für den Sonntag (Walters Art Museum)

Wir sehen also eine Korrelation des Planetenzyklusses, der vor Allem in der Kabbalah verwendet wird. Leider versuchen einem orthodoxe Bibeltreue einzureden, dass die Genesis wörtlich anstatt symbolisch zu verstehen sei, was jedes Querdenken im Keim erstickt.

8.) Das Fehlen von 60-90% des Leben Jesu

Das größte Loch für mich allerdings war und ist immer noch, dass Jesus auf mysteriöser Weise einfach fehlt für 18-30 Jahre. Das stinkt ja nach einer vorsetzlichen Zensur, um die Geschichte von Jesus als Sohn Gottes aufrecht zu erhalten.

Für mich persönich hat es immer viel mehr Sinn gemacht, dass Jesus in der Zeit spirituelle Disziplinen gelernt hat, und ein Gnostiker geworden ist, um letztendlich ein sehr weit entwickelter geistiger Meister geworden zu sein.

Daher sehe ich ihn nicht als Teil eines personifizierten Schöpfer-Gottes und es macht keinen Sinn für mich, dass er die Menschheit von allen Sünden erlöst haben soll, die seither offensichtlich genauso schlecht weiter lebt wie vor seinem Leben.

Wenn er gesagt hat, dass er “der Weg” sei, dann bedeutet das für mich, dass er seine Göttlichkeit realisiert hat und dass er sich als spiritueller Lehrer anbietet – nicht, um eine Krücke für große Institutionen von großer Macht und Reichtum zu werden (was genau das Gegenteil seines Kampfes gegen Pharisäer und Tempel-Kaufläute ist).

Das Gesetz der Anziehung besagt, dass man das manifestiert, an was man denkt.
Jesus Bewusstsein war das eines Kämpfers gegen reiche diktatorische Eliten. Daher hat er diesen Konflikt auch angezogen und ist dafür gekreuzigt worden.
In den alten aber Veden steht, dass man anstatt ein guter Mensch zu werden, um nicht Gefahr zu laufen, dass das eine Extrem in das Andere umschlägt. Daher sollte man lieber auf einer tiefer gehenden Ebene die dualistischen Achsen verlassen.
Das klingt jetzt absurd, aber es könnte es möglich sein, dass die Bewusstseins-achse von Jesus’ Klassenkampf sich ironischerweise in der Kirche wieder manifestiert hat, weil die Schwingung seines Kampfes gegen das etablierte Pharisäertum oder Tempel-Händler noch nach seinem Tod weiter geschwungen hat.

Anstatt, der Sohn Gottes ist er für mich die Sonne Gottes – ein Strahl, der uns mit unserer eigenen Göttlichkeit verbindet.

Daher bin ich von seinem gnostischen Weg inspiriert, der für mich der Grund ist, warum ich mein Leben der Meditations-Yoga-Übung Sodarshan Chakra Kriya widme.

#agnostizismus, #atheismus, #christentum, #dogma, #gnostik, #religion

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 6

Happy 🌞day, my dear readers, wherever you are!

You might be puzzled that on one hand I do post spiritual insprationos, whilst on the other hand I am slagging of orthodox religions. This is because it took me decades to see the difference between the divine and an orthodox personalised creator–god, so today I would like to show you the difference between the god as we know him from orthodox religions, and the divine which does connect to you to the entire universe in a loving way.

You can find the god of orthodox religions in the other post I did send simultaneously (or in the menu under spirituality -> religion, and the divine right below in this video).

Whilst religions did a god job in the past to remind the oblivious mass of the divine by making god tangible in human form; at the dawn of what some call the new age, the divine is much more abstract and it can even become a hinderance to still cling onto obsolete teachings, instead of directly experiencing the divine.

So if you are an atheist, don’t get hung up on the terminology “god” and him being male, and if you are religious don’t feel obliged to follow only the one book you were given in childhood – open yourself up anew for your connection to the oneness, which will transcend your entire reality.

Here comes a beautiful description of the divine from a Yogi who did dedicate his life to serve as a bridge between orthodox Christianity and Indian Yoga.

#autobiography-of-a-yogi, #god, #oneness, #the-divine, #yogananda

Spiritual inspiration Sunday 5

I just wanted to tell you that those videos are about very advanced spiritual experiences – maybe too far out for many.

But I still share them here to inspire all of us
(who compared to those people are mere beginners),
by giving us a glimpse of the highest levels out there,
so that we may keep in mind why we simple minds learn to meditate.

They are not made by me
(and neither are any ads within the video or the blog by the way).