#8 Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2 Continued Part 3/3 in the Kriya Yoga Tradition
Ryan references verses 58–59 of Chapter 2: “One who withdraws sensory awareness from temptations, as a turtle withdraws its limbs [into a shell], is firmly established in wisdom. The objects of the senses turn away from the one who abstains from them but the taste [memory and desire] remains. Even this turns away when the Supreme Reality is apprehended.” He reminds us to have the strength to not indulge in things which are not helpful, which are not supportive, and which waste time and money.
The same light, power, and infinite Consciousness that is inside the Masters is also within us. It is up to us to turn our attention inward and identify with that light. The Masters are masters because they identified with clarity of consciousness—not their little self.
By meditating, we start to generate new grooves in our consciousness that will help us to experience the natural spontaneous blossoming that will occur.
Meditation is not creating anything. It is clearing the way for realization and grace to descend so that you can experience Self-realization naturally. It’s just like water that flows wherever the restrictions to the water are cleared away.
Self-realization cannot be made to happen. It has nothing to do with deserving it. It has nothing to do with being anything special. All it has to do with is you doing the work. If you don’t do the work, it doesn’t happen. If you do the work, it happens easily. The key is doing it. It takes Self-effort.
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