Oh thank God! An authentic post. This is from the Kashmirian Shiavism tradition, yes?
--- Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > The Seven Levels of the Gap. > > Also known as the seven levels of Turiya or the > Seven levels of bliss. > > 1. In between the three states of waking, dreaming > and sleeping there > is a Gap (sandhi). There is a junction between > waking and sleeping, > waking and dreaming, deep sleep and waking, etc. > This is crossed > automatically in all human beings. It is crossed > when passing between > any of these three states. This is actually the > gateway to the fourth > state or turiya. > > It cannot be entered by simply staring at it. It can > be entered by > observing the movement of in-breath and out-breath > (and thus > eventually experiencing awareness at the junction > point between the > two). It can also be experienced by entering the gap > between the end > of one thought and the arising of another thought. > Really different > methods can be used to center on any two movements > > Eventually the breath becomes subtle and giddy form > of bliss arises > from repeated experience of this gateway. This is > nijananda. > > 2. Once the giddy bliss become stable this is > nirananda "devoid of > limited bliss". You feel intoxicated from this > bliss. Once this is > stable the yogin falls asleep but cannot move their > body or open the > eyelids. Once this occurs, terrible and frightening > sounds and forms > arise. If you can learn to tolerate these > frightening forms, it will > pass. Fear of death will also arise. > > 3. The state of the frightening forms is followed by > a sensation of > choking and suffocation, like breathing is stopping. > This is > parananda, the bliss of breathing. With increased > devotion the > breathing does eventually stop. > > 4. Then there is a sense that the breath is moving > round and round, > like a whirlpool. At this point the breath has > stopped, so you can no > longer observe breath, but awareness of mantra > continues. Eventually > you reach a yawning state where the mouth hangs > open. The mouth may > drool and you look like a madman. This is the same > state as occurs at > death. The feeling that you are about to die arises, > but it is not > physical death but mental death at this level of > turiya. > > 5. Once the breath starts whirling internally, you > must learn the > technique to stop it and let it go. Once you do, the > breath > immediately enters the central channel with this > technique. The > breath is "sipped down" and you actually experience > the sound of > "sipping". Once the madhyanadi opens the breath goes > down to the > perineum. This is mahaananda. Once this is achieved > no effort is > required, the process is automatic. > > From this point on, there is no instruction given > as to what to > expect as one must develop "brahmavega", the > "Unknowing Force". Your > devotion changes to one of not knowing what's next. > You do not use > mantra as mind is transforming into cit, pure > consciousness. The > breath become an internal force and this pierces > muladhara chakra so > you can pass through it. > > 6. Cit kundalini arises and you become full of bliss > from the base > (muladhara) to the brahmarandhra at the top of the > skull. This is > cidananda, the bliss of consciousness. This is > transcendental > consciousness. > > This force of bliss pierces the skull and the body > becomes the > universe. This is automatic. Once the brahmarandhra > is pierced you > automatically begin to breath out. You breath out > only once, from the > nostrils. You again enter cidananda--this lasts only > a moment and > then you breath out again. When you breathe out this > time the eyes > open, you realize that "you" are outside. Once that > breath is > finished, you breath in and realize you are also > inside. Eyse open > and close open and close going between the two, > seeing the > transcendent inside and outside. This is krama > mudra. If you've seen > pictures of Shiva with eyes half open, this is that > experience. > > 7. Once krama mudra is established this is called > jagadananda: > "universal bliss". Once reached the state of > universal transcendental > being is never lost as the whole of the universe is > one with your own > transcendental "I". > > > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Ever feel sad or cry for no reason at all? Depression. 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