Looking at the world people from birth have experienced that which is outside of themselves, the objects of their vision, and this is the same for the experience of all other four senses. We are raised in a world of subject- object. The I if you will, and the object that which appears outside of [...]
Looking at the world people from birth have experienced that which is outside of themselves, the objects of their vision, and this is the same for the experience of all other four senses. We are raised in a world of subject- object. The I if you will, and the object that which appears outside of ourselves is what we have interacted with our whole lives, at least that is what the mind thinks. So mind over time has become caught in a groove of subject-object and lives as if the world is outside of it.
A time comes when the inner experience that is truly different than the experience from the outward sensation experience come to a point of understanding. This balance has been termed non-duality, when both prana and apana meet and tranquility results. This consciousness and unconsciousness that reside in the mind also find a balance which is assisted by the practice of meditation. Kriya yoga is a specific technique that assists one in achieving this balance.
Many speak of bliss, compassion and suffering yet the root of these is the subject object world which is due to the minds interaction with duality. The definitions used by different teachers and gurus of meditation can be confusing until one takes the time to practice a method such as Kriya yoga.
However, you have been practicing a natural method of meditation your entire life. It is the subject object meditation, but it is a slow frustrating practice like traveling in a circle slowing coming to the center then finding another circle within that and you never seem able to break out of the cycle. You do not even realize that at times you have lost yourself in what is outside of yourself in this objective world.
You do not see your face, your hands or any parts of your body just this outside world and as a result you identify with the outside and forsake the inside. This is true but for the feelings that ebb and flow inside the different centre’s of the body that are interpreted by the mind as feelings. Behind those feelings is the energy that pushes them from consciousness and creates feelings of love for example.
Buddha has said that the body is like a cart on the side of the road and when the mind enters the cart it can take off down the road. Perhaps he was focusing on an aspect to drive a point home but the two, mind and body are one. Body is created by the mind and forms it for the experience of this subject-object world out of a desire to fulfill a karmic need on consciousness’ journey back home.
Through practice of Kriya yoga one is capable of pulling back from the subject object atomic world to a balancing point where a balanced perspective is not lost. The point is to become a watcher of the participation in this subject object world rather than a player. A watcher that does not get excited when the love or bliss vibration is felt or the sorrow when the suffering is seen that drives a desire to participate, to fix or fulfill what is perceived.
This does not mean one should sit and do nothing, but what one should do is what one is not doing and what one is not doing is what one should do, then there is nothing to be done but Kriya yoga.