Jung met Swami Pavitrananda (from a Vendatic Order) and they began a discussion about the main concern of men: sex or espiritual yearning. Can you guess who won?
- Let me first start with the Hindu concept of mind, As the story goes, a Western philosopher was once asked, “What is mind?” He replied, “No matter.” He was asked again, What is matter?” And he replied “Never mind”. The implication of what the philosopher said was that mind is not matter. Hindu philosophy emphatically declares that mind is matter — although extremely subtle matter. Hindu psychology does not see any difference between matter and energy. Hindus recognize psychic energy, which they considered to be the manifestation of the cosmic energy called Prana, long before Professor Jung felt the need for a concept of psychic energy. The oldest school of religious philosophy, the Sankya school, which is several thousand years old — saw no difference between matter and energy. (Ed: nor later did Einstein!). Swami Bhaskarananda
One of Jung’s important teachings is that if you can find a way to befriend the Dark Shadow, it will not come out in harmful, cruel, or antisocial ways. To be a whole person does not require that you are only good or perfect; it only requires that you be real.
Al Link in Soul Sex
There is a time for departure
even when there’s no certain place to go.
Tennessee Williams in Camino Real