Tyaga the Road of Fire - 06
Type of Spiritual Experience
Tyaga is one of the few techniques on this website that includes or needs the intervention of a Guru for the simple reason that this technique could only have been devised and executed by a guru. It is thus of double interest because it shows how gurus help their disciples and also something of the role of a guru on the spiritual path.
A guru act like a personal trainer, devising a specific series of steps, exercises and 'events' suited to the capabilities, evolution and character of the person concerned. For this reason there is no real 'method' that a guru follows, every method is different, - tailor made - however, I think it helps to show how a guru can ‘help’, thus in order to do so I have used an example programme that was devised for a lady called Irina Tweedie .
In order to see the progression you use Irina Tweedie as the source and then follow the observations in order and chart her progress. Irina Tweedie’s master was Bhai Sahib. I have also included a description of him
A description of the experience
The Chasm of Fire – Irina Tweedie
Put up my rope bed in the courtyard and lay on my back looking at the sky.
Then it happened. It was as if something snapped inside my head and the whole of me was streaming out ceaselessly, without diminishing on and on.
There was no me – just flowing. Just being. A feeling of unending expansion, just streaming forth.
But all this I knew only later, when I tried to remember it. When I first came back, the first clear, physical sensation was of intense cold.
It was shattering. But what was it?....
The door was open; the door to what?
Whatever it was, it was wonderful. There must be an infinite sea of it. Like a terrific pull of one's whole being....... when I am in it there is no mind. I seem not to exist at all; and when the mind begins to know something about it, it is already past.
The source of the experienceTweedie, Irina
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsHeat and cold
Activities and commonsteps
Being constantly criticised
Fever and hyperthermia
Loneliness and isolation
Losing your independence
SuppressionsSquash the big I am