220Re: Some Aspects of the Original Teachings of Surat Shabda Yoga
- Jul 1, 2005Hello Truthdecider,
First let me say that this is my thrid response to this post so I
will be more brief this time just in case it also gets deleted. The
other two posts were both lost on the final preview.
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "truthdecider"
>Firstly, you sound like someone who is still very much involved withinner experiences, meditation, and so forth. I think that's great. I
would love to hear more about whatever it is that you are involved
I see the outer and inner as pretty much one and the same, or as a
blend. I don't do formal or structured meditations or
contemplations. I view life from a very stress free and contented
perspective. Stress is generally chosen by me intentionally or when
I am in a state of imbalance. This perspective has opened up a
unique view of life that needs to be experienced rather than defined.
>Also, I wonder if you could elaborate for me on your feelings andthoughts as to how you currently differentiate between what you
called the higher mental plane, the etheric plane, and the soul
plane and beyond. I feel that I understand what Eckankar meant by
these distinctions. And I feel I understand what Ford Johnson and
HCS mean by these distinctions, which is somewhat different than
Eckankar's take on it.
Twitchell borrowed the God Worlds concept from others who probably
did the same. In some cases the problem may lie in semantics. I see
that there are stages rather than levels, heavens, or planes. In the
stage concept (for me) there is no pecking order or linear climb in
consciousness. There are no individuals climbing to greater heights
or people saying, "I've been where you are." A "stage" can be
experienced at anytime by anyone, and is not dependant upon higher
or lower consciousness. The experience and lesson is always specific
for that Soul.
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