Originally Posted by captainamerica
I have read almost all of those. The problem is that a normal person cannot find out those secrets even after reading them.
Only an yogi who has already done it can.
Sometime there is even not a general secret.It is given specifically to a person by a yogi based on the person.
That is the problem, isn't it?
I can read a Hindu text like the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra or the Shvetashvatara Upanishad or the Shivarahasya Purana or Patanjali's Sutras and understand it immediately without anything having to be explained to me...however, trying to relate what I know about it to another party is a very different story...even Hindu scholars are not at my level of understanding their religion and this pretty much drives me crazy...
Were the scriptures written for ME alone? It would sure seem like it...and I never went anywhere to learn it...must be a "past life" thing.
I can try and make it easier for you..
According to Patanjali, there are EIGHT limbs of Yoga (Kriya).
Pranayama is only ONE part of the jigsaw puzzle, not the whole thing.
Ritual/purification, Observance, Posture, Breathing, Sense Withdrawal, Mindfulness, Meditation, Enlightenment...All of these processes need to be employed in an well-rounded practice of Kriya Yoga.
The most important thing...Ishwara Pranidhana
or surrender to God.
Why fear the unknown when He is the master OF Niskala? Of both Sekala and Niskala? (The known and the unknown)?
If you see Lord Shiva in His aspect of Kaala Bhairava, would you be afraid?
It is only Lord Shiva putting on His "Halloween costume" to scare the easily scared...reminding them that mortality is unavoidable...so?
Underneath the mask, He is the same beautiful, lovable Deity and if your heart remains open, your "inner eye" can see through the subterfuge to the glowing being, the Deva underneath the Yaksha Rupam (the demonic form of God).
This is the reason why I love Lord Shiva...Mahadeva...Mahakaal! It is all one in the same thing...Good/Evil...Light/Dark...Sekala/Niskala...beauty/ugliness all wrapped up into One and thus, I am not afraid. I have looked upon His face and all of my fear was gone.
For you see, Lord Shiva did not just instruct Parvati..
He assumed the form of Dakshinamurthy, faced South and instructed the Sapta Rishis (the 7 Ascended Masters) and the 4 Sanat Kumaras (The Child founders of the Hindu faith) without uttering a single word!
He did not say anything! NOTHING!
Lord Shiva let His "rarified vibration" do all the talking, while He just sat there with half-closed eyes in ecstatic bliss-trance...raising His right hand in the chin mudra/Gyan mudra occasionally to give Shaktipat.
This is just so profoundly wonderful... something only a bhakta can appreciate...