14 - Dumo Yoga

TALKS By NAMGYAL RINPOCHE

Toronto 1971
Rab Wilkie (Editor)
Kennedy Long (Scribe)


15 Feb 1971 (evening)

HEAT YOGA (Dumo)

Take a day or a week off (or longer) for ANY kind of mind development procedure. And take breaks - relax, and go back into it. It might be difficult but it is rewarding. The best times are noon and just before sunrise and sunset. When doing chakra or point meditation, the point is within the body and in front of the spine.

Interest is the forerunner of bliss. Bliss in the body is used as a tool to attain transcendent bliss. Treat the bliss chakra, at the genitals or base of the spine, as having 32 nadis. In Dumo Yoga visualising the sexual act is employed for Awakening.

A white 'bindu' - a seed, ovum, or embryo - visualised at the Brow Chakra (Third Eye) is warmed by the fire from below. The embryo/ovum melts and drips down, like sperm. Dumo flickers upward. When tension at the base of the spine is dissolved, great bliss pervades the body. There are also exercises to pull the flame up through the chakras, dissolving their bundles of clinging. There is female bliss - total dissolution - and the male principle of point-to-point dissolution. Normally only four chakras are used in this practice.

Visualise the sex act with the Wisdom-Mother Mudra, a dakini who is young, red, and dancing while holding a skullcup and knife. She is garlanded and attractive but also rather repulsive or threatening. She is a virgin but dripping blood from her vagina. This figure is partly you, though idealised. You are extremely active and wrathful, (a raksha!)

In this meditation, the male partner is blue and the female is red. Together they represent space-wisdom, wisdom coming from the depth of space. The colours are transposed or reversed from what you might expect. The blue male deity is ferocious in union with the adoring, melting dakini. The genitals are used only to increase bliss. If when using this mudra, the yogi is losing the embryo, he can do the Mahakala mudra, (arms out, sphincter muscles tightly closed, etc).

There are four types of bliss: 1) If there is delight & comfort when touching, as with smooth soft skin, this is called Nadi Bliss which means that many nadis are perfectly tuned. 2) If there is delightful, momentous pleasure felt in one area, this is called Prana Bliss, as when an itch is scratched and passes away. 3) If there is warmth with ecstacy over the whole body, or in a part of the body and very intense, this is Red Bindu Bliss. It is produced by increasing the flame. 4) If lustful, intense, and totally permeating the body, this is called Dumo Bliss, the male dissolving the female. If it is difficult not to lose the embryo, it is called male bliss. If holding the embryo is more controllable, it is female bliss. If the embryo is easy to control, this is neutral or balanced bliss. This is most desirable.

A woman projects the male figure and identifies with the dakini. Red and blue together means cooperative action. If you put red first, you initiate harmony; if blue is first, you need harmony for action. While experiencing bliss, it is important to remain in the visualisation. Can you visualise the three main channels and the four chakras (Water, Fire, Air, Space)?

Only touch the top of the head when the central channel is being used.

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