Hare Krsna movement bhakti

Q&A and discussion on yoga and other avenues of mysticism

Moderator: Moderators - Public

Hare Krsna movement bhakti

Postby gerry456 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:12 pm

Do you think that Bhakti-yoga can work if the participant has no good foundation in hatha yoga? That seemed to be the prescription of the Hare Krsna movement along with a ban on fornication, alcohol and smoking. The founder was A. C. Bhaktiivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

As you know, Crowley put Bhakti work in 4=7 Netzach presumably for those who had some kundalini asana/pranayama under their belt...so to speak.

Maybe bhakti-yoga is ineffective from the get go and that's why the Hare Krsna movement lost it's momentum?
2.19 They shall rejoice, our chosen: who sorroweth is not of us.

2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
gerry456
Ultimate Spark of the Intimate Fire
Ultimate Spark of the Intimate Fire
 
Posts: 813
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:53 pm
Location: Lancashire England

Re: Hare Krsna movement bhakti

Postby Jim Eshelman » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:52 pm

gerry456 wrote:Do you think that Bhakti-yoga can work if the participant has no good foundation in hatha yoga?

Gauni-bhakti? Sure. No particular relationship.

As you know, Crowley put Bhakti work in 4=7 Netzach presumably for those who had some kundalini asana/pranayama under their belt...so to speak.

They aren't necessarily linearly associated. The goal was to expose the aspirant to a range of types of yoga so that they had a full tool chest. Gnana and bhakti are in 3=8 and 4=7 because they are thematically consistent with the respective grades.

Maybe bhakti-yoga is ineffective from the get go and that's why the Hare Krsna movement lost it's momentum?

Has it lost its momentum? You couldn't tell from one of their breakfasts.
Love is the law, love under will.
Yours in L.V.X.,
Jim Eshelman
www.jeshelman.com
"Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not overmuch!" - CCXX 3:42
User avatar
Jim Eshelman
Lost His Marbles
 
Posts: 9567
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:41 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Hare Krsna movement bhakti

Postby gerry456 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 3:07 am

In that case I would propose that bkakti-yog is intensified or more effective when we have good grounding in hatha yoga or at least when we are more able to detach from the components from consciousness.
2.19 They shall rejoice, our chosen: who sorroweth is not of us.

2.21 We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world.
gerry456
Ultimate Spark of the Intimate Fire
Ultimate Spark of the Intimate Fire
 
Posts: 813
Joined: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:53 pm
Location: Lancashire England


Return to Mysticism

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests