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Date Posted: 19:52
Author: ketch - 10 Jun 2001
Subject: Re: Thoughts of the Day
In reply to: Mike C - 8 Jun 2001 's message, "Re: Thoughts of the Day" on 19:50

On rare occasions yes. It is said that Rajasi Janakananda was given Kriya on his first meeting with Yogananda and that on his very first practice he entered samadhi, but I think this is very unusual. My own experience, and the experience of most people I have had communication with suggests that it is far more common to have to wait, sometimes for many years before any definite spiritual experience is forthcoming. The lady quoted above was probably not practising a high technique like kriya, but probably a simple form of meditation with mantra or similar. Most beginners to these meditation techniques experience nothing but boredom in meditation at first. It can be a very long time before high experiences come.

Also, I would have to question why she would leave the practice if she was achieving good results. This just does not ring true in my opinion.

I have nothing against evangelical Christians, and I do not blame people for doing what they think is right, but I have come across too many instances of evangelicals lying in order to promote their beliefs. It seems to me that for many of them the end justifies virtually any means.

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