“All of us are born to achieve greatness, as we all are part of an elegant and supreme cosmic design, endowed with certain design and passions, which like our DNA, keeps guiding us to be what we are supposed to be. But then some of us don’t because, as we flowered into a full human being, we didn't believe in our own inner voice, our passions.
Remember, to be unconscious of our passion is much bigger failure than to actually fail to achieve the greatness, we all are designed to achieve; born to achieve.” – V.E.D
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READING THIS WEEK
“The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga” By Carl Jung
As early as 1912, in Transformation and Symbols of the Libido, Jung provided psychological interpretations of passages in the Upanishads and the Rig Veda. I really enjoyed his thought that as the psyche is highly complicated, vast in extent, and rich in elements unknown to us, and as its aspects overlap and interweave with one another to such an amazing degree, that we always turn to symbols in order to try to represent what we know about it. And goes on to say, “The chakras, then, become a Valuable guide for us in this obscure field because the East, and India especially, has always tried to understand the psyche as a whole. It has an intuition of the self, and therefore it sees the ego and consciousness as only more or less unessential parts of the self.”
In book “ThePsychology of Kundalini Yoga” based on the series of lectures given in Germany in the year 1932, Jung speciﬁed his psychological understanding of tantric yoga as follows:
"Indian philosophy is namely the interpretation given to the precise condition of the non-ego, which affects our personal psychology, however independent from us it remains. It sees the aim of human development as bringing about an approach to and connection between the speciﬁc nature of the non- ego and the conscious ego. Tantra yoga then gives a representation of the condition and the developmental phases of this impersonality, as it itself in its own way produces the light of a higher supra-personal consciousness."
A beautiful book and its sure to enter my selection of books featured in this blog, as listed on the right hand side column above… Hope you will come back to check it out.
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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