09 January 2014

When the disciple's latent Shakti unfolds itself fully by the Guru's blessings, the feeling of "I am jiva (individual Self)" vanishes, and the knowledge that "I am Shiva (universal Self)" dawns.-- Muktananda

This is true Self-Realization from my viewpoint, not the No-Self of the neo-Advaitins, or the emptiness of Zen, but the initial explosions of the Life Force, Shakti, coursing through one's body and sense of presence, that "I have come alive!"  At this moment great joy is felt throughout one's being, and for a moment you are no longer human, but Universal Consciousness itself, announcing itself through you.-Ed Muzika

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