Empty writes: ..since no "awakening" can be transmitted except ignorance. So no darshan, in Empty's book at least.
Empty writes: … since no "awakening" can be transmitted except ignorance. So no darshan, in Empty's book at least. Darshan just means “to see” and “to be seen”- from the Sanskrit root … dṛś. You “see” a so-called saint (total b.s. term) and are “seen” in turn. You go to the temple and “see” the deities there and are “seen” in turn. Shakti can be transmitted but not “awakening”. The term shakti does not mean “energy” but rather “power”. “Power” is the ability to function. “Energy” is actual work or vigorous activity. For Adi-Shandara, Shakti is “power”, another term for “maya” – the ability to create appearances in the field of experience. When you get a shakti-hit from a guru, he/she transmits or “empowers” you to interact with the energy he/she actualizes. That energy (work) can be shared, just like any other type of work. Dig a ditch, write a book, calculate taxes … it all depends upon your “adhikara” , your competence. Aziz Kristof – aka … an-aDi … blah blah. He does not appear to have “adhikara” from any linage teacher. He seems to be just another make it up Neo ... dime a dozen.