I'm left asking myself what are the reference points for my own process.
When traditional spiritual techniques are removed from their original context or "view",
there's a lot of potential for misunderstanding and related errors.
In the Western materialistic worldview yogic techniques become subject to the goals of (quoting Liu Ming) "self-improvement for the middle class".
Tenzin Wangyal on the incongruence of two different world views:
"Eastern spiritual practice is about how to get liberation from Samsara.
Western psychology is about how to make Samsara better. "
I need to ask myself (not anyone else) where I am going, what are my goals, and what do I serve ?
I'll have to consider that what is good for my soul/being might be challenging to other aspects of self, such as my ego, sense of approval, physical and psychological comfort, my physical body, and my sanity- w respect to social norms.
0 · November 5
Totally awesome!Lately I've been so immersed in getting the Drug Users Union ( http://www.meetup.com/drug-user... ) site up and running at its new domain that I hardly set foot outside my door..but when I do, I drink Dos Equis...at Psychedelic Society lectures :)
0 · November 4