Re: [Meditation Society of America] Digest Number 156
- Dear Ramon,
Things come around, leave, and come back again. Back in the early
60's, it was not uncommon for Hippies to nurse on baby bottles while
"tripping". I'm pretty sure the modern day Ecstasy users can be found
with pacifiers on chains around their necks, and in their mouths when
on their "trip". I do like Judi's suggestion that menopause problems
be discussed with a physican, but maybe trying to suck would be
soothing at a time when that is very much needed.
Peace and blessings,
Ramon Sender <rabar@m...> wrote:
>because we have forgotten
> Worry with the head is what humans do because they haven't
> gnawed enough with their teeth. As primitives, we used our teeth
> and mouths a great deal more for things such as grooming ourselves
> and others, softening hides, preparing fermented drinks, etc.
> Or because they did not remain on the breast long enough as a
> Although this may sound orally fixated or just plain silly,
> I recommend sucking your thumb -- or as I do -- my tongue,
> or just go out and purchase a pacifier. Sucking is one of the
> 112 meditations recommended in the great classic Hindu
> text, The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra:
> OR SUCK SOMETHING AND BECOME THE SUCKING.
> Osho's translation, and he comments in part:
> "Sucking is good, but you will feel that it is very difficult
> it completely ? but not really completely, however, because we goon
substituting for it....
>tried many, many
> " I gave this method to one man. He had tried many things; he had
> methods. He had tried many things; he had tried many, many methods.Then he came
> to me, so I asked him, "If I give you only one thing to choose inthe whole world, what
> are you going to choose?" And I told him immediately to close hiseyes and tell me, and
> not think about it. He became afraid, hesitant, so I told him, 'Donot be afraid, do not be
> hesitant. Be frank and tell me.'Nothing is wrong in a
> "He said, 'This is absurd, but a breast appears before me.'
> "And then he began to feel guilty, so I said, "Do not feel guilty.
> breast; it is one of the most beautiful things, so why beguilty?"...
>almost everyone. And it is natural,
> "And it is not so only with him, it is so with everyone ? with
> because the breast of the mother was the first acquaintance withthe
universe. It is basic. ...
> That was the first thing with which you came in contact, and thecontact was
> lovely, it felt beautiful. It gives you food, instant vitality,love, everything. The contact was soft,
> receptive, inviting.was
> "So I told that man, 'Now I will give you the method.' And this
the method I gave him, to
> suck something and become the sucking. I told him, 'Just close youreyes...
> Start sucking.' He started sucking. Within three days he wassucking
so fast, so madly, he
> became so much enchanted by it. He told me, 'It has become aproblem
? I want to suck the
> whole day. And it is so beautiful, and such deep silence is createdby it.'
> "Within three months the sucking became a very, very silent
The lips stopped, you
> couldn't even have judged that he was doing something. But innersucking had started.
> He was sucking the whole day. It became a mantra, a japa ? a mantrarepetition.
>happening to me. Something
> "After three months he came to me and said, 'Something strange is
> sweet is falling from my head onto my tongue continuously. And itis
so sweet and so energy
> filling that I do not need any food, there is no hunger left.Eating
has become just a formality.
> I take something in order not to create any problems in the family.But something is continuously
> coming to me. It is so sweet, life-giving.'just mad, dancing to me, and
> "I told him to continue. Three months more, and one day he came
> he said, "Sucking has disappeared, but I am a different man. I amno
more the same man who
> had come to you. Some door has opened within me. Something hasbroken and there is no desire
> left. Now I do not want anything ? not even God, not even moksha ?liberation. I do not want anything.
> Now everything is okay as it is. I accept it and I am blissful."helpful to many because it is so basic."
> "Try this. Just suck something and become the sucking. It may be
> Sorry I can't help you, I'm 55 and still no signs of menopause, but
> you see a doctor. That's what my mother did and it worked out fine.Of course, she was
> always worrying about something, but that's what mothers do! :-)---------------------------------------------------------------------