posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 06:25 PM
Originally posted by KSigMason
The idea that we stem from the Knights Templar is a myth, a romanticized idea. There exists no records or documentation to support such things.
From masters mouth to disciple's ear, many traditions are passed down by word of mouth and even today remain unwritten. The Lamas in Tibet still use
mind-to-mind transmission, with no written texts of their teachings. The yogi of India who wrote down and recorded many yogic techniques and
practices, only wrote terse aphorism like sayings, or suttas, that contained only the essence of the teachings but not the entire thing, and not
enough detail for a student of yoga to follow the practice by just reading the texts, he still needs a teacher today to fill in the remaining
unwritten detail. For example, the sutras mention Sutra Neti, but never mentions Jala Neti which was an essential part, and which has become popular
in the west today, even being recomended by the medical profession. Yet, search all you will, you'll never find any mention of Jala Neti in the sutras
written by the scribes of yoga.
Not everything is written. And not eveything that is written is fact, valid, or true.
The Jewish Rabbi's love to point out that much of the Talmud is deliberate nonsense, put there to throw off the would be outsider from knowing the
secrets of their religion. Only the trained Rabbi knows what to discard and what the keep, and so it is everywhere whereever we find secrets need to
Believe not everything you read, for it is surely a blind, to misdirect the seeker. Believe not everything has been recorded for posterity, for the
most important details are always left out.
edit on 3-9-2012 by GreatOwl because: (no reason given)