I met a blind man in India at the foot of Mt Arunchala. He was so beautiful and somehow you could not even tell that he was blind. He would even look you in the eye, and he had zero percent vision. He taught people martial arts of a very conscious, advanced variety. His physical body was fit and beautiful. And he taught “Meditation” to people, he taught Kriya Yoga. And he was the best at teaching Kriya Yoga. He could teach it in his sleep if need be. He had a very beautiful inner space. Almost a spaceless space. Almost a liberated consciousness. And one afternoon we met him in a café. He was there with several friends and I was there with a few friends as well. And we were all just sitting and enjoying and laughing and eating and telling fine fun stories. And then this man spoke, and he spoke about the need… the absolute need to drop obsession with practice or the identification with practice. And he spoke very perfectly about the necessity to be free of spiritual practice and how some people become over attached to practice and over attached to techniques and that these people are on the wrong path because the moment an obsession enters your soul and you set out to defend it in any way, a great imbalance has entered you. And I smiled, because I knew very well that he was describing himself and he had perfect knowledge of this. And He went on and on talking and started giving examples of people that he had met who were wrong because of this over attachment to practice. And he gave examples that if you are too much attached to this practice, to drop it for a while and if too much to that practice, then drop it entirely and at the perfect moment I merged words with him and said that if one is too much attached to Kriya Yoga, to drop that as well. And in that moment he was totally caught and blinded and blurted out, “no, no anything but Kriya, Kriya Yoga technique can never be dropped.” And in that moment every body laughed totally, so totally. But he did not laugh. He stated, “All things can be dropped, but not Kriya Yoga. That is my foundational practice, I cannot drop that.” And there was more laughter, because surely the very foundation must be dismantled and dropped for a real flowering to complete itself. And the flower is you. The flower is not the technique of watering you. The rain will come and you will be nurtured. The gardens are rich with nurturance.
So in this way, I will drop my practice today. Practice is Over…
It’s Game Time !
Namaste, lets play ;)