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Lesson 262 - Beyond the Cycle of Birth and Death  (Audio)

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262.1 - Seeing the Light and Reincarnation

From: Yogani
Date: Sun May 22, 2005  10:59 am

New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the archive, as previous lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why This Discussion?"

Q: I wonder if you could explain when it is that the cycle of rebirths ends. How does one know? Is a full kundalini experience the end?

A: It has been said that we can leave this realm when we have grown to love it unconditionally. That is not a mental construct, but a state of being arrived at through purification and opening -- evolution.

"Full kundalini experience" is subjective, and not really indicative of much. A lot of energy flowing through inner obstructions can be a huge experience that is only beginning stage. Advanced kundalini is experienced as pure joy without energy upheavals at all, because there is no friction (obstruction) left in the nervous system. So what is "full kundalini experience?"

It would be better to say that "full love of life" is experienced finally as unshakable inner silence, ecstatic bliss and outpouring divine love. Maybe then we will not have to come back, but what will be the need to leave? The need will be for everyone else, and that is why sages are here -- for everyone's sake, for the sake of the One we are all an expression of. Personal need is transcended -- that is what "getting off the wheel of birth and death" really is.

This shift in sense of self is at the heart of the main character's journey in the upcoming novel, "The Secrets of Wilder." The course of his life is affected accordingly -- going more and more for others. It's an American tale on the discovery of practices and the process of spiritual transformation, placed in mainstream Christian culture.

I wish you all success on your chosen spiritual path. Practice wisely, and enjoy!

The guru is in you.

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Note: For detailed discussion on kundalini awakening, self-pacing and grounding, see the AYP Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas book. For detailed discussion on the implications of karma and reincarnation, see the AYP Bhakti and Karma Yoga book. Also see AYP Plus.

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