Rig veda - Soma
Type of Spiritual Experience
I hope that this observation will show to all those still convinced that soma was a drug or plant that was used to get spiritual experience, that soma is spiritual input. It is symbolically the same as honey or ambrosia or butter!
The description is about ecstasy and the kundalini experience.
A description of the experience
The Rig Veda [translated by Wendy Doniger]
I have tasted the sweet drink of life, knowing that it inspires good thoughts and joyous expansiveness to the extreme, that all the gods and mortals seek it together, calling it honey………
We have drunk the soma; we have become immortal; we have gone to the light; we have found the gods. What can hatred and the malice of a mortal do to us now, o immortal one?…………
The glorious drops that I have drunk set me free in wide space. You have bound me together in my limbs as thongs bind a chariot. Let the drops protect me from the foot that stumbles and keep lameness away from me
Inflame me like a fire kindled by friction; make us see far; make us richer, better. For when I am intoxicated with you, soma, I think myself rich. Draw near make us thrive….
Weaknesses and diseases gone; the forces of darkness have fled in terror. Soma has climbed up in us, expanding. We have come to the place where they stretch out life spans
The drop that we have drunk has entered our hearts, an immortal inside mortals