Some Pitfalls of Yoga
- Thank you Mr. Tomberg for making this all clear to us again:
Here's some more on the Indian Holy men who are revered as perfect,
from Valentin Tomberg's "Inner Development".
He says that through the processes of Indian occultism which includes
the rising of the kundalini through the crown chakra, a state of
premature perfection is achieved and hence these men appear as
By entering the nirvanic (sanskrit: blown out - like a candle), what
is imperfect in human nature will not be developed. A separation
occurs, the cream - what is pure and holy in human nature - separates
of from the imperfections.
With this is renounced a "great ideal" of the future.
"Thus every human soul stands at one time before the choice of
becoming wonderfully holy or else at some time in the future - by
working through many imperfections - of attaining a far off ideal,
wherein all underdeveloped faculties implanted in human nature by the
gods will come to fruition."
The Brothers continue the theme:
"In speaking in terms of evolution and development there has never
been a comfortable explanation from the first for imperfection and
regression - let alone the need for evolving and developing - in
regards to our having come from Father God originally, who is
absolute perfection. It is easy to interpret the view of the unholy
world, knowing that there is much yet to be redeemed and retrieved
which requires its resonance defined, its shadow illuminated and its
mass instilled with grace.
"As men we can bring in the holy powers through to our Earth element
nature as manifested. As men, through Christ, we nurture both the
spiritual and the physical realms, when we transmute the 'Earth
sphere' with His goodness."