November 12, 2007

It is not until you understand and embrace the Feminine that you are qualified for the higher initiation

Robert Wilkinson - said...Dear Ned,
WIE is typical of an old patriarchal consciousness that evolved from the pressures of mind trying to exceed itself some 2500 years ago. The limitations inherent in the Mental consciousness when Buddha and others of that period made their discoveries could not admit of anything higher than a dissolution of the nexus of consciousness which held them in the world. Buddha called his experience of dissolution “Nirvana” - a state of pure Being, equanimity and peace. The Nirvanic realization, we are told, has the quality of an infinite Zero, or Emptiness without form that grants liberation from this so-called ‘illusory world of becoming’.
It is certainly no coincidence that Lao Tze, the Chinese sage who lived around the same time as Buddha expressed his ‘spiritual’ realization in much the same vein calling it, “The Nothing that is All.” We find this same language later on in the teachings of Shankara, founder of the Advaita Vedanta school, who described his realization as ‘Moksha’ or liberation, where one does not feel oneself any longer to be an individual with a name or form, but an infinite, eternal, space-less consciousness.
This drive toward Transcendence completely negated the Feminine Principle, the Earth and the Becoming. And for the last 2000 years we have suffered the consequences of that negation. Many who revere Sri Aurobindo, like Ken Wilber, make no distinction between his yoga and the old path of Transcendence. To them the Mother holds no special place of significance in the Supramental Descent. The Supramental Yoga is in fact very much like the Elusinian Mysteries. It is not until you understand and embrace the Feminine that you are qualified for the higher initiation. 11:58 PM, November 11, 2007

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