In certain belief systems some restrictions are placed upon those who would learn certain principles that are there to protect the student from moving into areas that are unhealthy or in some cases harmful for the student to experience.
Not to say that these areas cannot be accessed by the student of their own self using their own potentials but rather helping a person not to repeat difficult areas of learning that could inflict damage severely restricting their development in this life.
On the surface, the admonition of not being able to have realization without the help of the Guru may sound like it is the Guru giving this "power" to the student. And yes some Gurus do proclaim to gift to their students these discoveries. Kundalini activation can be given by a Guru.
In the larger view proclaiming to do so doesn’t mean that "the Guru" actually does this, as it is the "choice" of the student to even be in the presence of a Guru who is making this proclamation. So who is really in control? The student is in control in my opinion.
Can’t get realized by that Guru unless you are nestled between the toes of that Guru - lol. And the student always makes that choice.
That’s on the surface. The reasons for teaching and helping others is so that we can take advantage of the blessed learning’s of those who’s shoulders we stand upon. Those who have passed outside of the fleshly paradigm.
Fact of the matter is Kundalini comes to those without external teachers. And Kundalini is of itself a most effective teacher. So though I respect the many enlightened masters who have given the experience and the knowledge of those who have gone before them in their lineage it is by no means a requirement to have a lineage or a Guru for realization to take place.
I had no one. Eventually I had a book by Gopi Krishna. This helped greatly if nothing else than in the realization of not being alone. Then the internet comes along and I see many with similar symptoms. So no lineage and no fleshly Guru. But plenty of learning and plenty of teachings.
Kundalini gives the realization. Did the Guru invent Kundalini? No it is a natural component of the human energetic anatomy. God created Kundalini and in God’s hands do we sit as we try our best to learn and live within the new boundaries that the Kundalini gives us with the expanded reality that is experienced. We are safer in the hands of God than between the toes of a Guru! - lol.
Yet the teachings and the writings of the lineage based Gurus continue to attract those who wish to experience realization in those ways and I give many blessings to them! It is not a bad way and can offer much comfort and benefit for those who walk that path. It is good to have choices and I offer my respect and friendship to the lineages and those who continue them. - blessings - chrism
God created Kundalini and in God’s hands do we sit as we try our best to learn and live within the new boundaries that the Kundalini gives us with the expanded reality that is experienced.