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There are two basic methodologies among spiritual paths. Top down and top up. Buddhism on the whole works on the top down method. Opening the enlightened being through the mind and subsequently developing right speech, right emotions, right body. Very loosely this is opening the top 'chakra' and then if prepared making rapid progress melting through the other chakras ... creamy ...
In Sufism they start with melting the Heart, with Love. A mid range chakra . . .
... However this is a Buddhist forum ...
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