Chances are you have heard about experience either from some travelling swamis or at yoga seminars and maybe you are wondering what’s the big deal about it?
First what is experience? We read books about cooking and then we start to cook. The last stage of the process is to taste the meal you prepared yourself. Without tasting one can never tell whether a dish is actually good or bad. In the same way, in spirituality, one first starts with practices then reads books about yoga. This knowledge comes from the outside. However, the most significant knowledge comes from the inside. Experience gives us this direct or intimate knowledge. It is the wisdom of the soul, which is beyond time and space. Then all doubts, ambiguity of the mind vanish and only the light of the soul shines bright. This is the ultimate goal of yoga.
In general modern society highlights the knowledge which is gained from the outside. According to yoga philosophy the whole educational system of today is absolutely wrong. One of the greatest yogic masters nowadays sadly jokes that “Modern education blocks both hemispheres of the brain: on the right side nothing is left and on the left side nothing is right.” Children’s heads are congested with tons of facts, whereas their emotions, intuition and talents are neglected, suppressed, or even punished. It appears that what is widely accepted in the material world and believed to be the standard, does not apply in the spiritual plane. In any spiritual system the masters advise all the same – for more spiritual practices and less intellectual knowledge. Though the most of us go with mere intellectual reasoning and gaining bits of information, a time must come when one gives up reading books and collecting knowledge from the outside. Only then can the intuitive knowledge dawn and the inner journey of the soul starts.
And that’s what makes this blog so special. I do not want to repeat publicly known facts and truths. The goal is to share my own personal experiences with people all over the world. If it makes even one person to feel inspired, to find a solution or a clue for their problems, then it is worth it. I will be sharing my experiences along my inner journey. It will be intimate and true. I am not planning on writing any dry academic philosophical essays lacking empathy and understanding. I like the possibility of achieving real interaction between writers and readers. The genuine communication through posts and comments, questions and answers, enables creating an atmosphere of community and personal involvement.