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Date Posted: 19:35
Author: peer345-9Dec01
Subject: Re: An SRF research department
In reply to: nojdw-9Dec01 's message, "Re: An SRF research department" on 19:34

Nojdw,

It is a lesson in clarity, not because they may be right but because they finally trust that things don't feel right for them and then have the courage to act knowing many will disagree. In this it could be the beginning of a true learning in that one's experiences are then able to be tested in the fire of one's life and all that life may involve. To be wrong in this sense is not to fail but to be open to the possibility of really learning - this is not easy, it requires one to confront and deal with one's basic vulnerablity and that is also why I feel it is brave.

I guess I feel that what is easy and unproductive, at least in the short term or even short long term, is to not question, to not explore the seeds of one's doubt, to take everything at face value. To simply believe in the words of Yogananda or Yukteswar is not to have faith, it is simply to believe and what can that be worth when not backed up with insight- all this assuming one can even be sure one knows what those words may mean in the first place.

I see faith and devotion as being based on knowledge, on knowing - it is not and cannot be based on a simple, uninformed and narrow believing. On the contrary it is the fruit of a true investigation into the self, a genuine encounter acceptance of how one really is and not how one would like to be. It is only from this place of surrender that one can begin to grow and it is only from there that Kriya can work in a way that is positive IMHO. To try and work from any place other than self-surrender is to work from a understanding predicated on resistance, denial and self-deception.


kind regards,

peer

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