“Power is the active force in life. It is the force of life that makes awareness. Power is the band that we perceive things on. In radio we have AM stations, FM stations, short wave stations and others. They’re frequencies. Frequencies vibrate at specific rates, and within those frequencies we transmit information and receive information. Perception is made up of bands (like radio stations). It’s a way of talking about it.
"There are many bands of perception in the universe. There are both organic and inorganic bands of perception. Today we’re confining ourselves to the organic band of perception, specifically to the human band of perception, but I just want you to know that it is possible to modify your awareness field so you can perceive what plants perceive, what birds perceive, what beings in the astral perceive, what beings in the causal perceive.
"Buddhism, yoga, is concerned primarily with moving our awareness field from the beginning of the band of perception, the human band, up to the top, and eventually, of course, going from the human band to an enlightened band, or bands, of perception -- just leaving this band of perception completely. But before you do that, you have to move through the human band from wherever you happen to be to the top. You can’t go beyond until you get to the top.... The kundalini is the energy that opens up the bands of perception." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
Power is talk 3 of 12 in The Enlightenment Cycle series.
© ℗ 1992, The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism.