Re: Well, I'm back to Comfort Over Survival
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nina" <murrkis@y...> wrote:
> > > Well, she chose having her babyAbsolutely. This is the essence of tantra.
> > > survive as being what made her most
> > > comfortable."
> > Precisely.
> > I boldly predict that any behavior that is described to me
> > can be shown to be comfort seeking, just as your niece has
> > done.
> > The jury's still out on whether knowing this can make a
> > difference in a life.
> > --jody.
> Hmm, how about this:
> Now that it has been revealed,
> that a major, if not the major,
> drive is towards comfort,
> we can all stop being prudish
> and controlling of our drives
> towards comfort, and compassionately
> watch those drives reel out...
Do what thou wilt, as long as nobody is getting
hurt. The mind is an experiment to the tantrika.
Experiences are undergone, and the changes that
result are noted.
A maxim of transpersonal psychology is, "What you
resist, persists." If there are yearnings and inclinations,
they must be allowed for. Their sources are karmic.
This doesn't mean kill your wife when she pisses you
off, but it does mean explore what in you is willing to
kill (if the inclination exists.) This is an extreme
example, the point being that any inclination that
is persistent must be dealt with. It cannot be ignored
This is the essence of the spiritual path in my view.
Meditation brings a more clarified perspective, but
we've still got who we are (as individuals) to work with.
Tantra starts with that 'who' as the medium and seeks
to transform and clarify that 'who' by various means
conventional and transgressive, with the result being
the deconstruction of the essential significances which
kept us as individuals, thereby appearing to allow for