Fact Checked

Becoming the Man You Were Created to Be by Daka Karuna

The views, opinions, interpretations, and conclusions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Health Web Magazine.

be the man you were created

Be the man you were created - (Image Credit: Shutterstock); Author picture - (Image Credit: Author)

One of the greatest shortcomings of Enlightenment thinking and the Industrial Age was the commoditization of men and masculinity. The tunnel vision of a medicalized and scientificated 20th century further distanced men from their essential Nature, depriving them of a sense for emotional expression and spirituality. The 20th century may have inculcated the masculine mind with myths of heroism as the bellicose illuminati ground them up in some of the most brutal wars in human history; corporate machines would grind up what was left.

The latter half of the 20th century and the 21st century would treat men and masculinity no better. Media would either objectify, demonize them, or cruelly parody them, while social remodeling, the ascendance of Feminism, its social theories, and agendas would propagandize and precociously elevate women to heights they had never before imagined, and nudge them into roles, for which most of them and society were poorly prepared, all at the expense of men and masculinity.

Accusations and burdens

Men today have to bear the accusations and burdens of the past, while being constrained by PC — whether one defines that as political correctness or political control — and living under the intimidation of so-called sexual harassment.

The digitalization of the global community and the information glut that accompanied it as the world entered the 21st century has further marginalized men and diluted masculinity.

Awakening and awareness are essential components both of masculine erotosensuality and general men’s health and well-being.

While this article presumes that the reader is on the homoerotic tāntric path, and that he has established a regular discipline of self-reflection and a meditation practice, any man will benefit from this discussion, even if he does not have a regular spiritual practice.

Is it any wonder that focused and authentic correctives are urgently required for a return to a holistic Welt- and Menschenanschauung[1] or a perception of humanity that embraces the harmonious co-operation of the masculine body-mind-spirit triad as the basis of men’s health and overall well-being.

True-self

For western men, probably one of the most difficult shifts in perception, and the most critical step he has the take is that of awakening and becoming fully aware of his True Self; he has to become aware of his nature as a communal being, as a member of a communal Creation, but he must also live out his unique created nature, his pradhāna (प्रधान)[2] or prakṛti (प्रकृति) that is, as a male human being, or more particularly as a mānuṣya (मानुष्य) or mortal man, or pūruṣa (पूरुष) a masculine man. While you, as a man, may view yourself as unique, individual, independent, autonomous, you are in reality part of a Whole, a communal, a component dependent being. This is a difficult concept in a culture that aims to separate and divide individuals, fracture community, and segregate, all of which makes control and subjugation so much easier!

One has to wonder where all that ‘freedom’ is that gets so much lip-service.
It would follow from the above assumption of wholeness, that any impairment of or obstacle to men’s health or well-being would adversely affect the Wholeness; in other words, we are considering a “butterfly effect;” what happens locally has far-reaching ramifications for the universe. Perhaps the ancients already had propounded chaos theory or quantum mechanics in their notions of karma (कर्म) and flow and their emphasis on non-violence or ahiṃsā (अहिंसा).

It goes without saying that any shift in a man’s perception of himself cannot be accomplished without reframing his perception of the entire universe — that Weltanschauung and Menschenanschauung I mentioned earlier —, in which he as a person and as a man operates; it’s not only a perceptual shift, it is a paradigm shift, a fundamental change in approach or in underlying assumptions; it’s an ontological, existential transformation that that redefines his entire reality.

Self-reflection

The shift cannot and should not be made in one fell swoop, that is, it is not a quantum leap from one set of paradigms to another; that would be disastrously traumatic. The shift is just that, a shift and not a leap. The shift must be done incrementally, flowing, by self-reflection, assimilating the new knowledge of one’s self, learning to accept the new information, and gradually working it into one’s life, and it should be done with guidance from a competent spiritual guide or mentor.

For the homoerotic tāntric man practicing self-reflection and meditation, he would be at a stage, at which he is sensing a profound change in his heart-mind, his way of perceiving the world around him; he very likely becomes a calmer person, a person who can step back, accept himself and his nature, and accept the natures populating the world around him.

Some of the many questions today’s man might ask himself might include: Why am I? What is my purpose in this place and time? Do I have meaning? What is my part in the Ultimate Plan?

These kinds of questions can be dealt with only if a man is willing to accept his natural vulnerability, to surrender to Reality, and to let go of all pretense of knowing and understanding, or being in control of anything about himself and the Cosmos. In other words, he must step back and let go of all of the illusions he has had of himself and the world around him.

Greatest suffering

It is those illusions that cause him his greatest suffering, and it is those illusions and the suffering they cause that keeps him hunkered down in paśu (पशु), animal mode.

It takes a lot of courage to simply accept and to live with the implications of being a mortal part of an eternal Whole that is immanent, imminent, and transcendent. Acceptance of being a drop in an ocean is a terrible, almost impossible task for the ego, but for the natural Warrior man, he sees himself as maybe a drop, but also that he is part of an awesome whole and shares in its power.

For the ego to even conceive of anything greater than itself, much less being a microscopic speck in something wholly indivisible and ineffable, is an impossibility; the ego will fight the idea to the death, and that’s the only way it will happen. The ego has to go!

Many men in animal mode — what I call in homoerotic tāntric terms paśu (पशु) — have only the ego, and the very thought of disengaging his ego is a cause of a panic attack; that’s the ego’s way of letting a person know it is confused, terrified, by the real nature and unfathomable potency of such a situation as a man’s transformation.

If confronting the Awesome and the Transcendent is no easy task for the committed and devoted seeker; it is all but impossible for the man who is entrapped in his paśu (पशु) or animal-self, completely imprisoned in his physical body with nowhere else to go.

As we gradually work our way towards Consciousness and healing/balancing of our traumatized masculinity, we must confront the reality of a fragmented sense of self, a fundamental conundrum of life, and most clearly illustrated by most men’s almost total disconnection from the Inner Self, from the essential knowledge of himself, from whom he is, in fact. This is the result of toxic cultural conditioning and stereotyping of men in western culture.

If you are a Tantrika (तान्त्रिक)[3] you will likely have reached a stage in your daily meditation and reflection progress, at which you have overcome a substantial part of the egotism that once plagued you; you can now begin to envision yourself in a process of transformation. You are becoming countercultural.

©2020/2021. Homoerotic Tantra:Mascul-IN-Touch℠ and H.W. Vadney MDiv. (Daka Karuṇā (करुणा) T.). All rights Reserved. This document is considered proprietary and confidential. Permission to publish this article is granted provided attribution is recognized without prejudice to the author’s rights. Homoerotic Tantra:Mascul-IN-Touch℠, Homoerotic Tantra:Mascul-IN-Timacy℠, and Daka Karuna are alteregos of H.W. Vadney MDiv. Homoerotic Tantra℠, Mascul-IN-Touch℠, and Homoerotic Tantra:Mascul-IN-Touch℠, Hesion℠, and Mascul-IN-Timacy℠ are proprietary service marks claimed by H.W. Vadney MDiv.

1] If Weltanschauung is considered to be an overall cognitive construction of the world, Menschenanschauung would be a cognitive orientation to humanity in the world, both of terms connoting how the individual understands, interprets and interacts with the world and humanity, respectively.
2] While I prefer to use Sanskrit words in order to assign a specific, non-vulgar meaning to key concepts in het, there are some pitfalls, which is why I ask that my readers bear with me and note the sometimes very subtle differences in spellings, which can make an important difference. Pradhāna (प्रधान) means the natural state of something, or the cause of the material being. The words pradhāna (प्रधान) and pradhyāna (प्रध्यान), the former meaning a gift or donation, the latter, deep thought or reflection (cf. pradhyānatatpara (प्रध्यानतत्पर), overthinking).
3] A man who is practicing the disciplines, science, philosophy, and spirituality of traditional yogic Tantra (तन्त्र).
Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes only. The content on our website is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or therapy. You should NEVER disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking treatment due to something you have read on our website and we will not be held responsible for any adverse health condition or injury that occurs as a result of doing so.
Author
Twitter instagram instagram

Daka Karuna T.

Psychospiritual Care Provider

Dāka Karuṇā T. (दाक करुणा तान्त्रिक) is a psychospiritual care provider...

View More

0 Reviews for Becoming the Man You Were Created to Be by Daka Karuna

Becoming the Man You Were Created to Be by Daka Karuna
Becoming the Man You Were Created to Be by Daka Karuna Reviewer Rating
3 / 5.0
Becoming the Man You Were Created to Be by Daka Karuna
Write a Review Please review the Guidelines before posting
X

Hints on how to write a helpful review

A great review should have the following qualities:

  • A helpful review should connect and engage with the readers using personal experience.
  • An excellent review provides the readers with cogent and unbiased information necessary to help them make the best choice.
  • A review must be well-formatted to make reading easier by using multiple paragraphs and avoiding caps.
  • The primary goal of your review must remain to provide accurate and non-salesy information.
  • Above all, let your review be fair and honest.

We have high level of professional editorial section with zero tolerance policy on fake reviews.

To maintain the genuineness of our brand, we ensure all customer reviews submitted to us are verified and confirmed before publishing. Though we might not be a 100% accurate, however, we try our best to ensure being next to best. For a thorough verification of submitted reviews, we spend close to 7 working days before allowing any customer review to be published since we also work on the earliest submissions first.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

100 characters remaining.

Your Rating:05

Submitting this review means that you agree to our Review Guidelines, confirming that you are a verified customer who has purchased the product and may have used the merchandise or experienced the service, and providing only a real interaction and experience without ulterior motives or has an affiliate or business with the company in any way. By ticking this box and submitting this review, you also accept that submitting fake reviews is a violation of Health Web Magazine Terms of Use and such conduct will not be tolerated.

5000 characters remaining.

Thanks for submitting your comment!

SUBSCRIBE TO HEALTH WEB MAGAZINE

Get the latest in healthy living, nutrition & fitness, mental wellbeing, beauty & skincare, and more, straight to your inbox!

Loading

Your Privacy is important to us

Medical Disclaimer: The content published on our website, Health Web Magazine, is to inform and educate the reader only and not a substitute for professional medical advice from your doctor or other health care provider. If you have a specific health question or concern you must consult with a qualified medical professional and in the case of an emergency, immediately contact your local emergency services. Health Web Magazine and the publisher of this content take NO responsibility for any detrimental health issues or injuries that result from following advice found in articles, reports/overviews, or other content on our website. All visitors to Health Web Magazine, particularly pregnant and nursing women and individuals taking over-the-counter or prescribed medication, must consult with their physician before starting a new supplement or making any changes to their diet or exercise plan.

All trademarks, registered trademarks and service-marks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners. © 2021. All Rights Reserved. All opinions expressed on this website are the opinion of and were written by Admark LLC, owners/operators of this website. Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these websites published terms of use and all site policies.

X

All Health Web Magazine content is thoroughly reviewed and/or fact-checked by a team of health industry experts to ensure accuracy.

In keeping with our strict quality guidelines, we only cite academic research institutions, established health journals, or peer-reviewed studies in our content. You will be able to find links to these sources by clicking the numbers in parentheses (1, 2, etc.) that appear throughout our content.

At no time do we advise any of our readers to use any of our content as a substitute for a one-on-one consultation with a doctor or healthcare professional.

We invite you to contact us regarding any inaccuracies, information that is out of date or any otherwise questionable content that you find on our sites via our feedback form.