Gate to another world

You are standing in the middle of a chaotic city-action. Around you are frantic people wearing virus-masks and in the distance you hear turmoil, explosions and ambulances. You pick up the basic nervosity of the zeitgeist.
Behind you is a house called “3HO” with entering and leaving yoga-students.
In front of you is an ancient building with the sign:

The Sodarshan Chakra Kriya School

You knock on the door and a doorwindow opens

me around 2010

You ask: “Which is the highest spiritual path?” and you get this answer:

In all times, people were searching for the purpose of life.

One is born and lives; then obstacles occur.
First these problems are taken as a necessity or as a part of ones own life, but sometimes one asks:
Why do these things happen just the way they do ?
It does seem not to make any sense.
Is there a solutions to all my problems ?
Who am I , for that I encounter all these situations ?

To handle this problems, most humans define themselves by what they do,
and look for an identity through the experience of love.
Some people are dedicated to their believes;
and others surrender to fate.
Some search for the principles behind all of this through scientific thinking,
others meditate on the occult.

All these ways are necessary, but all of them are incomplete.

I myself was raised into catholic Christianity and since I did not find the divine, did try following spiritual paths, which I also can recommend:

  • Like many, I turned to the East and learned Japanese and Vietnamese Buddhism, including its Indian Version Vipassana,
  • and got myself a diploma in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) including Western and Chinese massage, acupuncture and herbs.
  • Having returned from a decade living abroad, I turned to the West again by joining (A.M.O.R.C) – a mystical order which does guide you slowly into spirituality with weekly booklets to read from home. This alone is a path which will last a lifetime and does cover all of spirituality and mysticism.
  • For a short while I tried Servants of the light – a 4-year course in occultism and magic, which delivered in the same manner as A.M.O.R.C..
  • Throughout those years I used my knowledge as a musician to do extensive research into soundhealing and the effect of music on the mind; and still believe that one day soundhealing could partially compliment or even replace the non-holistic form of pharmacy.
  • Not mentioning the many layman’s versions of spirituality I did experiment with; since nearly 3 decades I do practice Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (SCK), which is why I will guide you through many principles of spirituality on the basis of this one-page exercise.

As for yoga, I purposely do not mention the fashionable Hatha-gymnastics-yoga, because its primar target is the body and not the mind, but meditation-yoga does guide the cells of the body to support the spiritual focus of the mind.
As an introduction into different kriyas, instead of doing a 3HO-teachers-training for $3500, you can get as many exercises in Rainer Gemmenthaler’s “Kundalini-Yoga-Parampara” for only 35€.
(None of the links are affiliation links here, btw.)
For the more spiritually inclined, Tantra is one of the oldest such method, which overlaps with original Kundalini Yoga (not to be mistaken with Yogi Bhajan’s version of ‘Kundalini’ Yoga)

The original yoga methods are compiled under a pseudonym Patanjali, as in this book here and there also are other methods, such as Kriya Yoga.
The only problem being that Kriya Yoga does require a dedication to their lineage and learning within their courses, which does have a more severe effect than you may imagine, because it literally unroots you and puts you onto a different track – good to reset your ancestral path, but problematic when you find yourself being caught between two stools, loosing your swadharma and ending up being neither being fish nor foul anymore.
To avoid that dilemma, one can self-study either from, or from books from Satyananda as described here.

You also can follow Vivekananda’s Raja-Yoga teachings to get a good summary of Patanjili’s yoga-techniques.
There are also techniques such as Butha Shuddi or Tattwa Shuddhi of which a book is writen by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Because it is said that certain successes are only possible under the guidance of a Guru, but because most Gurus who came to the West became corrupt, I herewith try to fill that gap for autodidacts, by guiding you through SCK – one sample Yoga-exercise which does incorporate several methods, like Bhakti Yoga, Tantra, Kundalini, etc. – without the need to cling onto any teacher.

You may do this kriya on its own, or supplement your own spiritual practice with it, because no special belief or lifestyles are required to do it.

One word of caution: Whilst Yoga-meditation does seem like the host sophisticated method to evolve – like all spiritual paths, when being scrutinized – they end up revealing doubious teachers and hypocrites:
(Yogi Bhajan’s cultural impositions and injection of Sikhism into Yoga, for example did throw many (including myself) in destructive ancestral turmoils;
and even the root of yoga: Krishna himself, was (when you listen to the Mahabaratha), a real sleaze-bag and manipulator.) As I said in my song:

All these ways are necessary, but all of them are incomplete.

You enter the entrance hall …

6 Replies to “Gate to another world”

  1. From your post, I can see that SCK is very esoteric, hence the lack of followers or the lack of seriousness you mentioned before. Usually people are attracted to esoteric religions or currents but few would go deep in them.
    Anyway 25 likes on your Buddhist meditations!

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    1. Yes, I realised that my path is very rare and after a deep crisis recently gave up bending over backwards to spread the truth to the world. That’s why I started to charge – I wanted only people who really are interested.

      My difficulty was that I did not take money from those esoteric inclined people who usually have no money for not being worldly, but your Beirut-explosion gave me the idea to combine it with a good cause to adjust inner and outer well-being. This way I feel justified to charge the rich first-worlders. My concern was never to get rich from the work I put in it within the last 6 years.

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        1. Actually, helping Lebanon is the best thing which could have happened to me.
          On one hand I did not have the money to donate
          on the other hand (being a German, as you know) I felt guilty for having it so good in my first world ivory tower here
          whilst you Lebanese are degraded in one blow into a third world country,
          and also I wanted to motivate people to DO the course instead of reading it only
          (wheeding out the fence-sitters by charging them).
          So I found a way to kill all birds with one stone.

          (And btw: Since you did not find the beginning of the 3 songs appealing,
          I hope that your carousal-horsiness did not jump ahead to the next page without having given the third track a chance, because that is without words and relaxing in your times of turmoil.

          I don’t even know what to wish you in Beirut – you all must be pretty desparate, in emotional turmoil and exhausted from having to clean up everything without any governmental help! More power to all of you !!!

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          1. True, we are all on an emotional rollercoaster. We are tired of living in a country that is so troubled.

            Anyway, again, you don’t have to help and thinking of helping us is already a big gesture I thank you for it.

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