THE ACTIVITIES OF BRAHMIC CONSCIOUSNESS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF KUNDALINI SHAKTI
In the human body one finds an abounding storehouse of divinely conscious light. But for daily life usage very little of it is utilized. Only a very minute part of this light is used for eating, sleeping and other daily routine activities. Because of previous habit only a small part is utilized. No doubt there is a lot of power present but it is in a latent state. If it is activated so as to utilize it for apt purposes then one can only be amazed at the tasks which one can carry out under its aegis. One is wonderstruck to see the endeavour and activities of these great souls. Ordinarily only 7% of electrical energy that pervades the body and head is utilized by the most busy laymen in their daily routine. The remaining part can be activated by awakening the Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) present in every individual. One can become spiritually as much powerful as one awakens this latent Kundalini power present within us all.
Scientists firmly opine that the anatomy of the human brain is very complicated. In it every neuron is joined by 60,000 synapses. The transfer of an impulse (message) from one neuron to another is of the speed of 360 miles/hour. Then they return to their original position. All these impulses come from the brain electrical energy. According to Sweden’s Biologist, Holder Hayden, it is due to this electrical impulse that thought cells become sensitive to nerves. The activation of radiance, valour, discrimination is the result of the impulse of these cells.
According to the famous thinker-scientist Albert Einstein the human memory storehouse has the power to store 1000 arab impulses (messages) which amounts to 5 times the information given in 30 Vols. of Encyclopedia Britannica. The human brain made up of 10 arab neurons and 10 arab synapses is a storehouse of extraordinary qualities and is a magic box. Many scientists and brain specialists like Dr. D. C. Reef, L. H. Sneider, Dr. William Horvij, Dr. Martin W. Bar etc. on being amazed with the special characteristic of the brain say that it is beyond the reach of man to build such a super computer like the brain.
In those rare ones, one sees amazing special radiance from childhood itself. This is the miracle of an awakened Kundalini (Divine Serpent Power). Acharya Shankar at the tender age of 3 years had mastered his mother tongue Malayalam. He memorized legends in Puranas etc. by hearing the same from his parents. He was bestowed the thread ceremony at the age of 5 years and immediately sent for higher studies. By the age of 7 years he had mastered Vedant, Vedic Texts etc. At the age of 8 years he was initiated into Sanyas. In a very short time he became a Sidha Yogi. By the age of 16 years he had completed his writings of commentaries on all major Vedic Texts.
Ancient history of Indian culture is a witness of this truth that in the area of soul advancement the Rishis were way ahead from the very commencement of their life. One can read many such descriptions which give us a glimpse of results of awakened unknown divine wealth.
It is possible that some readers may find the above descriptions a mere exaggeration. But one should note that there are many recent examples too. Alexandra Graham Bell invented the telephone at the age of 20 years and Bilver Right invented the airplane at the age of 32 years. Ely Whitey at the age of 29 years invented the machine that separates cotton from their seeds and Blaise Pascal invented the calculator at the age of 32 years. James Christen at the age of 12 years had mastered various languages like Arab, Greek, Hebrew, Flemish etc. All these people have secured a place in the “Guinness Book of World Records.”
The famous poet Gatey at the tender age of 14 years wrote the famous poem “Thoughts in the Disteto of Jesus Christ into Hell”. Victor Hugo by the age of 14 years had written 3000 poems. Saint Jnaneshwar wrote the “Jnaneshwari Geeta” at the age of 15 years. Sikandar left on a world campaign at the age of 20 years. The Mughal King Akbar ascended the royal throne at the age of 19 years and became very famous. Emperor Akbar at the age of 20 years and Shivaji at the age of 19 years ascended the royal throne.
The analysis and discussion of Kundalini science is in reality awakening of divine latent powers. If such a spiritual Yogic practise is possible via remedy then one can extraordinarily augment bodily might and psychic radiance. The levels of valour, bravery, daring, enthusiasm, vigour, alertness, engrossment and understanding can become so extraordinary that activities carried out through this medium can perforce attract great success.
The forms of human beings are very similar but their character is so varied that one is simply amazed. So many people despite having a normal anatomy are yet living a life of abject despair and live a life of sheer burden. On the other hand there are people with such similar circumstances who by their strong psychic power create such situations that they attain mountains of success. Although their lives are full of obstacles yet they convert them into foundation stones of success. Their great will power gives them such a path of success that they easily reach their goal. They crush all obstacles that come in their way and triumphantly reach their destination. This is the miracle of awakened divine power.
The body is influenced by the mind in an extraordinary manner. Under circumstances when the supply of vital force electricity is not apt, all our bodily activities slacken. This results in illnesses and diseases and in order to overcome it we take medicines. But it is seen that because the root cause of illnesses are not tackled properly what happens that when we take medicines the first illness disappears and a new illness takes over. The illnesses just changes form but does not disappear in toto. In order to come out of this trap one should augment one’s bodily electric storehouse and if this is experimented on diseased bodily parts, one can get great results.
If the mind overcomes greed, delusion, thoughts, desires etc., man can become radiant and a leader amongst men. Even under ordinary circumstances when there are no other means or human aids yet such people with their individual magnetism attract towards themselves all that they require form the cosmos. Such radiant men advance in life on their own spiritual strength and by making an assembly like the bamboo shrub, reach extraordinary heights in all spheres of life. This is the result of his inner activated vital force. This in fact is the Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power). When it is activated man becomes burden free and fearless and he combats obstacles, hardships in such a way as though he is showing his professional skills in a sports stadium.
Everyone knows what is the power of sense organs. Everyone utilizes hands, legs, eyes, ears, tongue etc. but within them there is an invisible covering just as within the body is the vital force. Even if we do not directly experience the vital force yet we accept its existence. In the same way over and above the ordinary functions of the sense organs there is an intense potential of understanding and execution of high leveled tasks that are subtle in nature. This is called extrasensory potential. This is not seen in all humans ordinarily but if a person’s psyche is activated spiritually then in them extrasensory potential too is at work. Extrasensory potential includes the thought imprints of past lives, knowing one’s own and others’ future, knowing events taking place in distant lands without the help of any technical apparatus, sending one’s own thoughts to others, understanding others thoughts and intentions etc. It is called Supramental Science and there are infinite examples of these in the entire world. According to Yogic Sciences there is an extraordinary reaction on the Sahasrar Chakra as a result of Kundalini awakening. The divine centers of extrasensory potential by giving up their unconscious state become active and they start seeing, hearing, knowing things which ordinarily would have been impossible. Our gross sense organs can never see /understand the innumerable movements of inter-stellar space, its sounds and its lights. These gross sense organs can only imbibe gross knowledge of the world. But if one’s extrasensory potential is activated, it is possible to understand the mysteries of the universe just like Sidhas who have followed the path of Yoga. In those rare ones this extrasensory potential has already been activated in past births and some others with intense efforts activate it in this life.
In Indian Religion History one can find innumerable examples of people having attained extrasensory potential via Kundalini activation.
Sanjay seated in the royal palace gave a running commentary to King Dhritarashtra of what was taking place in the Mahabharat war.
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had seen the Lilabhumi (place where divine sports were carried out) of Lord Shri Krishna. He walked from Bengal to Vrindavan and established it as a pilgrim spot.
When Swami Vivekanand was in England he met Jamshedji Tata who had gone there to get permission to set up an iron factory. Tata met Swamiji and asked Swamiji where he could get enough quantities of iron ore, coal and water. Swamiji with his divine hindsight asked Tata to set up his factory in the Sinha Bhumi district of Bihar on the banks of Sakchi river. In that area, said Swamiji, you will find enough raw materials to set up your factory.
In the gross body and psychic area there are many Chakras, glands, plexuses, Naadis and their divine flow of energy. Amongst these some are in the gross-physical body and the others are in the subtle and casual bodies. In order to activate these 3 bodies one has to perform austerities and Yogic practices of various levels. But if these spiritual practices are taken up on one’s own power then it takes up a lot of time and is also full of hardships. But if one gets someone’s help to activate the gross, subtle and causal bodies then instead of undergoing long intricate austerities, one can in a relatively short time span benefit spiritually. This should not be termed ordinary.
In the above lines only those facts have been discussed which come under the jurisdiction of the body and mind. If these are evolved spiritually then one attains extraordinary success in Kundalini worship (Divine Serpent Power). Apart from this there are 2 other areas called cosmic consciousness and Brahman consciousness. In order to empower them the waves of soul electricity are of great help.
Prakriti (Mother Nature) is cosmic consciousness. Scriptural scholars call it Maya (illusory power of God). Its movements direct and properly manage the activities of the world. Scientists by opening the superficial coverings of cosmic consciousness (nature) have made many inventions and discoveries. But whatever has been attained by modern science can be compared to the size of a mustard seed since a mountain-full of secret sciences yet remain to be discovered. There is so much yet remaining that needs to be unfolded. It is possible that this discovery cannot be made with technical apparatus and machines. Hence the level of man’s awakened consciousness should be so subtle that it can see the deep recesses of mother nature (Prakriti) like a very transparent piece of glass. This stage can be attained by creating radiance in the area of Kundalini.
The branch of child procreation is such that instead of it being limited to sexual intercourse it covers the area of genes and chromosomes. This branch of science is called Genetics. Ordinarily like other birds and beasts even man begets children but man does not have the ability to create high leveled special qualities in their children. No doubt one can see the parent’s skin colour, shape of eyes etc. in the body but what should be the inner character of a newborn child? What special qualities should shine in the inner personality of the child? An ordinary layman can never judge all this aptly but an awakened Kundalini (Divine Serpent Power) can satisfy your mind’s desire. In Indian Mythology (Puranas) there are innumerous examples of a mother becoming pregnant without sexual intercourse and this was possible by attracting subtle divine powers on the basis of intense spiritual practices undertaken by that person. Such a newborn babe was always full of radiance and divine glory.
Kunti gave birth to Karna with Surya’s (Sun’s) power, Yudhisthir from Dharmaraj, Bhima from Vayu, Arjun from Indra without any sexual union. Madri her co-wife was also taught this secret science and as a result through Ashwini Kumar’s power gave birth to Nakul and Sahadeva. In the same way Anjani gave birth to Hanuman with Vayu’s power. Thus those experiments of Genetic Engineering in the modern science of the 21st century seem very dwarfish in comparison to the above mythological examples. Not only this but in ancient times through spiritual experimentation extraordinary children with activated extrasensory potential have taken birth. Lord Ram and his 3 brothers were born as a result of Putreshti Yajna. Dhrupad begetted Draupadi and Dhrishtadyumna via a Yajna. Draupadi possessed extraordinary beauty, discrimination and enterprise. Dhrishtadyumna was the Army Chief of the Pandava Army during the Mahabharat war.
Vritrasur too was born due to execution of a Yajna. No weapon could kill him. It was only the thunderbolt made from Rishi Dadeechi’s bones (that were spiritually activated) which could kill Vritasur. In an atmosphere of activated vital force intense life force electricity generated through intense penance could activate special radiance in newborn babes. On this basis were born Luv-Kush in Rishi Valmiki’s hermitage, Bharat in Maharshi Kanva’s hermitage, Vatsaraj Udayan in Maharshi Jamadagni’s hermitage etc with extraordinary radiance.
There is a traditional system with reference to cosmic consciousness (nature). Due to the touch of cosmic consciousness one can bring about limited or widespread changes. In this manner if man so desires he can bring about necessary and useful changes in the Geography of the cosmos with the help of his spiritual powers. To a great extent cosmic consciousness gets influenced by it.
In Dakshineshwar there was a discussion of the influence of consciousness on nature. One devotee said that due to the general characteristic of Mother Nature one plant can give only one type of flower but could the influence of consciousness give more than one variety of flowers on one single plant? Paramhans replied : At the level of consciousness it is possible to bring about almost all kinds of changes.
When the next day some devotees arrived they saw the same rose plant with 2 different colours of roses. One was red in colour and the other was white. In amazement when they came to Paramhansji, the latter merely smiled. For great saints who are full of divine power all this is very ordinary, yet in order to instill faith about soul consciousness (God) in the hearts of laymen they perform such amazing feats. All this is not exhibitionism and never should it be done to flaunt one’s divine powers.
The famous legend of Bhagirath who via austerities brought the Ganges river to earth from heaven tells us how he became one with cosmic consciousness and how human consciousness can rule over it. Atri’s wife Anasuya via her austerity power aided one stream of Manasarovar to flow in the Chitrakoot region in the form of Mandakini. All these events are enumerated over here to show how important these examples are which ordinarily are ignored by those who believe in tangible proof only. All these natural transformations are possible even today.
Brahman consciousness is synonymous with God consciousness. It is the Lord of the cosmos. Not only this but it has imbued man’s body with Mother Nature’s and its own cast. Whatever is in the macrocosm (cosmos) is there in the microcosm (individual). Whatever is there in the all-pervasive soul (God) is there in the individual soul (man).
God is not like one single entity. Because innumerable gross, subtle and casual bodies are conjoined to Him. Some of these are of very ordinary stature and the rest are full of divine powers. But none of them are independent. They are united to Brahman (God) just as many pearls are threaded in a single thread. Electricity travels amongst all intricate wires and thus gets scattered. This electricity is present just about everywhere and can be utilized for beneficial goals. In this manner Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) is not only related to every area of cosmic consciousness (Para Prakriti) but based on specific requirements it can conjoin to the soul of all statures that are united to God. This establishment of a relationship is not without a goal. Because behind it there are important causes and with this relationship these goals are realized. This is a gigantic achievement. If an aspirant establishes a relationship with every unit of nature (Prakriti) and God as a result of this executes useful tasks then it can only be compared to the utility of fire which is the result of a spark uniting with fuel.
Through an exchange one can get a telephone connection in any city and to any individual. In the same way when you conjoin to soul consciousness (God), you can send messages, directions, requests, commands to any individual of the entire world and based on his potential and desire he can get an answer too.
Brahman center is the Brahmarandhra (scalp region). It is here that one finds the Sahasrar Kamal (1000-petalled lotus). It is also called the North Pole. Cosmic consciousness (Prakriti Chetana) is present in the Mooladhar Chakra (plexus) of our body. This is the root source of electricity transfer. The Mooladhar Chakra is joined to the Sahasrar Kamal via the Merudand’s Devyaan Marg. It is also the Brahmadand. It is also the Triveni Sangam (3-fold focal point) of the 6 Chakras (plexuses), Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. All this discussion of Kundalini Science was aimed at unfolding the mysteries of the importance of this ancient science, achieving the impossible through spiritual austerities and describe the human capacity to control human consciousness.
GODDESS KUNDALINI, INDWELLER IN THE MOOLADHAR CHAKRA
Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) has been compared to electrical energy, power and aura. In one scriptural aphorism it is said to be as brilliant as the line of lightning. In another aphorism it is said that Kundalini is akin to divine Vaishwanar fire and an intense fire flame.
In the Yogakundalyopanishad it is said that :
That Kundalini dwells in the center of the Mooladhar Chakra in the form of soul radiance and Brahman radiance. It is our life force in the form of radiance and is the vital force.
In the same way in the Mahayog Vijnan it is said that :
In the Mooladhar Chakra the soul light appears as fire. In the Svadhishthan Chakra it appears as a shoot of coral. In the Manipur Chakra it shines like electricity. In the Nabhi Chakra it is like the light of lightning. In the Anahat Chakra it is like the shape of a phallus, in the Vishudhi Chakra as white in colour and in the Taalu Chakra there is an experience of oneness and formlessness. In the Bhroo Chakra it is like the flame of the shape of our thumb. In the Ajna Chakra it is like a flame of smoke and in the Sahasrar like a shining axe.
The above symbolic description is a glimpse of the electrical power of Kundalini Mahashakti. Of course, on the basis of scientific research and proof one can call Kundalini as an intense part of human electricity. Gun powder can either help in burning harmless crackers or like dynamite blow off huge mountains. A lighter form of electricity can be seen on the face or as an aura of the body and its more intense form can be seen by opening the 3rd eye of Shiva which had burnt up Kaam Dev(Cupid) to ashes. Vyaadh could be burnt to ashes as a result of Damayanti’s curse. Thousands of unruly sons of King Sagar could be burnt to ashes. Indra and Moon can experience a downfall due to Gautam’s curse. The Yadav clan could get destroyed due to Durvasa’s curse. This is the human electrical Kundalini that can take up a terrible form. It can also be called a “Spiritual Dynamite.” Ordinary energy is present in every pore of a person. But it is more concentrated in the brain, heart and genitals (Mooladhar Chakra). In Vedic parlance these 3 fires are called Ahitagni, Dakshinagni and Gahrpatyagni. This is also Mahakali, Mahachandi and Mahadurga (the 3 Goddesses). Due to the closeness of two individuals the ordinary energy of long vital force influences the small vital force. Due to the holy or vile association the influence is good or bad. The union of a male and a female is the divine sport of this energy. A man of penance performs austerities on this very Yoga fire. The fire of the stomach (Jatharagni) digests food and takes it to the stage of semen formation. Men and women agitated by the fire of sexual passion (Kaamagni) burn themselves like a moth in a flame. The fire of speech (Vaani Agni) makes friends or foes with good/ bad speech. The radiance of Ojas, Tejas and Varchas includes brilliance in all humans. Fire of Brahman (Brahmagni) dwells in the Sahasrar Kamal (1000-petalled lotus) and gives the individual soul a vision of God. The fire of sentiments (Bhavagni) in the heart manifests as compassion, friendship, sense of service etc. Kaalagni or the fire of time induces death. The fire of lethargy (Mandaagni) induces lethargy and diseases in man. There are innumerable fires of this type in the human body. Today’s modern material science describes 13 such fires. All of them have their own special qualities. Amongst them the vital force fire is Kundalini which abounds in life force, daring and vigour in mankind. It is believed that this latent source of energy is locked in the vault of 6 locks present in man’s subtle body. These 6 locks are the 6 Chakras (plexuses) which are present in the body as an electrical flow, eddy or plexuses. Scriptural scholars have talked of the Chakras and Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) in a very symbolic manner.
Shambhavi Tantra believes that just as you can enter your own home using a lock and key in the same way man can enter Brahmalok via the Sushumna path over and above Kundalini awakening. In the Taitereya Aryank, Chakras are called Devlok. Adi Shankaracharya while describing this Kundalini Shakti in Soundarya Lahiri has said that the Ajna Chakra and Sahasrar represent Brahman, Brahmalok and how she “swims” in God.
Following is his description :
O Kundalini, by activating earth in Mooladhar, fire in Svadhishthan, water in Manipur, wind in Anahat, space in Vishudhi you give light to the mind in the Ajna Chakra. Over and above this you sport with God in the Sahasrar Kamal. In the
Samadhi Paad of Yoga Darshan aphorism 36 it is said:
When the divine light Kundalini blazes brilliantly men overcome all sorrows.
The Hindu religion talks of 33 crores or 33 Koti demi-gods. These correspond to the 33 components or bead-like structures found on the Merudand (spine). These are called vertebrae. The Merudand is of the shape of a snake. Between every 2 vertebrae there is a bed of flesh which supports the vertebrae. Therefore it is elastic in nature and on its axis it can rotate in any direction. It can be divided into 5 parts 1) cervical – 7 vertebrae 2) thorax- 12 vertebrae 3) lumbar – 5 vertebrae 4) sacral – 5 vertebrae 5) carksegial – 4 vertebrae. The capacity embedded in these 33 parts is compared to divinity.
No doubt the Merudand is hollow (porous) but it is not shallow like a drum. In it one finds brain marrow. At the backside of every vertebrae i.e. on the left/right side there are holes of the shape of rings from which emerge big nerves which are nothing but a bunch of smaller nerves. The lower part of the Merudand is of the shape of a cone and is called phylum terminal.
The more the vertebrae are small in certain regions the more wide they are. They are not hollow inside and are united to one another. These 4 vertebrae unite to form an egg shape or the bud of a flower. These are called carcix. This ball is called “Kand” in Kundalini Yoga and is also called Svayambhoo Linga.
From the regional viewpoint Chakras are named as follows. 1) Mooladhar 2) Svadhishthan 3) Manipur) 4)Anahat 5) Vishudhi. The Merudand ends at this point. The Ajna Chakra is between the eyebrows and the Sahasrar is at the center of the scalp.
When we use the terms Chakra activation, purification, awakening etc. it only means that the potential energy of these secret centers are being manifested.
Here one should understand deeply that in the scriptural arena bodily science (anatomy) is looked upon as a form of subtle sciences. The gross body is merely a shadow of the subtle body. Never should any gross organ be correlated to the subtle body. But it should only be looked upon as an image and a representative. None of the organs of the gross body has any of the divine powers described in the spiritual body science. From the gross body you can only get a faint glimpse of those subtle powers.
The word Mooladhar is made up of 2 parts. Mool-Adhar. Mool means root, base and Adhar means support. Because it is the basic support of life force that region is called Mooladhar. Because it is in the subtle world it is invisible. The symbolic marks of the invisible are present in the gross body. For example the divine sight of Ajna Chakra is seen to work in the gross body as 2 eyes called pituitary and pineal glands. At the area of Brahma Chakra our heart is at work. Mooladhar is seen in the sacral plexus of the Merudand (spine). Because of its spiritual quality it is apt that it attains that status and glory. Mooladhar is the source of Prana (vital force) but its widespread nature, behaviour and distribution function is possible only through the medium of Merudand.
According to anatomists just above the Mooladhar and slightly below the Svadhishthan Chakra is the prostrate gland. Here lies the semen center. The waves emanating from this induces area sexual passion. The hormones emitted by it are responsible for sperm production. The womb of women too lies in this region. In the lower area of the Sushumna lies the lumbar and sacral plexus. These 2 plexuses control urine emission and sexual passion of the genitals. If there is an agitation in this region, either one or both function are hampered. It is from this region that medical problems of excess urination, excess sexual urge originates. This is the area of all useful inspirations of life and is also called Kand, Kurd or Kaam Beej (seed of sexual passion). Kand also has another name called Kurma (tortoise). It is the representative of Kurma Avatar i.e. tortoise incarnation of God. Because of its activity of withdrawing and stretching its legs it is said to be the symbol of divine powers. The shape of Kand region is like that of an egg. It is compared to the withdrawn state of the hands and legs of an tortoise. In the legend of ocean churning the churning rod was the Mandarachal mountain. Lord Kurma as the tortoise sat under this mountain and took its weight on his shoulders. This is a symbolic description for the churning and power of the inner world of the Kand region or tortoise.
Great thinkers have correlated the hormonal centers (glands) as the gross aspect of the 6 Chakras. According to them in men and women one sees an evolved form of flowing electricity in these Chakras. In males it is in the form of steadfastness and in women as tenderness. Also it is a mere glimpse of ordinary activities of a living being. It is not an overstatement to call these endocrine glands that secrete hormones as magic boxes. The following are the 6 hormone glands : 1) Pineal (hormones – ceratonin and melatonin) 2) Pituitary (growth hormone) 3) Thyroid (thyroxine) 4) Thymus (reproductive hormones) 5) Adrenals (adrenalin, ACTH) 6) Gonads (testosterone and oestrogen).
Ordinarily the snake-like Kundalini and Chakras like Ajna, Sahasrar etc. are generally in a latent state. In deep sleep or unconsciousness man too appears as though he is dead. In such a state he loses all awareness and consciousness. Even if someone robs him he is not aware. Even if his clothes are removed he is not aware of it. But when he wakes up he becomes fully aware of his might and his losses too.
The ordinary flow of the bodily electrical energy is in a latent state but if it is incited and activated via spiritual practices then there is a great transformation.
When strong wind hits the holes of a flute, a sound emanates from it. Similarly if strong winds hit a large group of bamboo trees, a forest fire can ensue.
One can see dry leaves, grass, dust etc. running after fast moving trains, cars etc. When water bangs against huge rocks in a river then it rises high. When the wings of a water-wheel rotate then one can even grind wheat grains to get wheat flour. When technical apparatus is attached to a waterfall that comes down from a great height, electricity is generated. Typhoons, storms, cyclones give us a taste of their extraordinary might. Thus when Chakras are incited and activated, all the 3 bodies i.e. the gross, subtle and casual bodies simmer and thus give us an introduction of its power.
In various spiritual texts it is said :
Those demi-gods who give us sense objects can never give salvation. Those who give spiritual salvation cannot give sense objects. But Kundalini Shakti gives us both i.e. sense objects and salvation.
In the Mahayog Vijnan it is said :
If a person’s Mooladhar Shakti is sleeping then his entire world is asleep. But if a person’s Kundalini Shakti awakens then his destiny too will bloom.
If the Mahatantra it is said :
If the person’s Kundalini Shakti is awakened then his Vaikhari, Madhyama, Paraa and Pashyanti Vani (speech) too awakens. Such a person’s speech always comes true.
In the Yogini Tantra it is said :
As soon as the Kundalini awakens that person’s inner grandeur and glory can be clearly perceived.
There is a famous incident in the Mahabharat wherein Bhishma Pitamaha was unwilling to give up his mortal frame when the sun was in Dakshinayan. He wished to die in Uttarayan. Hence he chose the Devyan Marg to reach the other world. Even here there is an incident of Kundalini. Dakshinayan is fire of Kundalini and Uttarayan is energy of Brahmarandhra in the head region. Devyan is the path of Merudand. The Kundalini awakening practise of Bhishma was half complete. In order to complete it he endevaoured in this direction while lying on a bed of arrows. When his goal was fulfilled he left his mortal body.
In Atharva Veda (19/37/1) it is said :
O fire of the soul, Due to your grace light, might, radiance, daring, vigour overflow in me. O fire, may your 33 departments bless me.
In the Yajurved it is said :
O divine fire, by becoming age, valour, good children, wealth, sharp intellect, love, perseverance may you bless us.
Modern psychologist say that the Kundalini (Divine Serpent Power) is the latent energy of the unconscious mind. Chinese and Japanese followers of Yoga call it Chi, Ki, power.
The American author Dr. Lee Senelia in his book “Kundalini Psychosis and Transcendence” while writing about the importance of Kundalini says if Kundalini is awakened man will become more active. The character radiates and those potentials of the hidden brain manifest which are otherwise in a latent state.
Vrihajabalopanishad says that :
When this fire of time i.e. Kundalini travels downwards, man becomes weak both physically and mentally. But when it rises above it gives that person divine powers (Sidhis) and leads him to Brahmalok.
There is an interesting story in the Skand Puran. At the beginning of creation Brahmaji performed penances for a long time span. As a result an intense fire manifested. When it touched earth, it caught fire. When the fire rose high in the sky the latter caught fire. From that Tejas sparks set fire to all the 10 directions.
Fire told Brahmaji : I am burning with hunger. Give me food. Hence Brahmaji gave fire all his bodily parts one by one to eat. Yet the hunger of fire was not satiated. Hence fire while shouting “hunger-hunger” started crying too.
Because Brahmaji had no solution to offer he said : O fire, You should enter the bodies of very desire oriented people and eat up all their minerals. Fire did exactly this. Fire ate up innumerable males/ females who were full of desires. Yet fire was not satiated. Hence Prajapati asked fire to enter the psyche of Rishis and demi-gods where there was nectar. Fire drank this nectar and was hence satisfied. Thus fire started dwelling there.
The conclusion of the above story is that if Kundalini enters the arena of desires, it can shatter a human being. But when Kundalini is used for spiritual endeavours then not only is itself happy but that it gives joy to the person harbouring it.
Kundalini is compared to a forest fire which burns up a huge forest to ashes. It is also like a submarine fire which rises up in the ocean as fire and renders the ocean totally devoid of water. When the central fire of land erupts, there is an earthquake and hot flames erupt. Man’s basic power principle is Kundalini which is joined to cosmic consciousness and based on desires and needs it imbibes energy from the cosmic storehouse. The latent serpent fire present in the Mooladhar Chakra keeps spitting venom while lying in the Kund. But this venom can be converted to nectar. Kundalini awakening involves raising it to higher Chakras for “drinking” nectar and Soma Rasa (juice).
KUNDALINI --- AN INTENSE FORM OF VITAL FORCE ENERGY
Generally a downfall connotes a bad meaning and to rise up means good. This principle is also applicable to the body especially as far as the vital force of the genital organs is concerned. By terming the Mooladhar Chakra as the female genital organ and the Sahasrar as the male genital organ no doubt only a symbolic analysis has been made but it is not so as far as actions are concerned. Instead of not wasting the Mooladhar energy in sexual passion it should be raised to the head region so that via proper meditation the eye of divine wisdom can be opened up. The sleeping Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) wound around the Shivaling dwells there like a sleeping female snake. But when it evolves and rises up towards the head region she dwells in the grey matter of the brain i.e. in the subtle nerve network of Sahasrar Kamal. After a rise the small Shivling takes the form of a gigantic mount Kailash. It evolves further in the blooming 1000 – petalled lotus called the Sahasradal Kamal. Thus one by one all the latent centers of the brain get activated. This is the magnification of the microcosm to the macrocosm.
In this sort of a control it is very much required that support of the Merudand be taken. If thus the conscious energy flow of the Sushumna can be used for higher sacred goals then the bliss of Brahman that one experiences in n-fold more than the joy of sense pleasures. Yogic exercises like Bandah, Mudra, Pranayam, Asan etc. are carried out for this very purpose. Via Sidhasan, Vajrasan, Shaktichalini Mudra, Bandhas, Prana Yoga etc. the energy of Mooladhar is activated /awakened and raised upwards so as to unite it with self fulfilled centers. But all these Hatha Yoga and Kriya Yoga practices are but the first step in Kundalini activation. Never should these be taken as the ultimate step in Kundalini activation and in fact it can be compared to merely the choke action of heating up a cold motor engine.
This topic definitely needs clarification because Kundalini is also called Kaamabeej (seed of all desires and sexual passion). As a symbol the Shivling is reinstated. When the Shivling is bathed then the water vessel is placed on the tripod stand and one by one drops of water bathe the Shivling. In the woman’s genitals there is sexual passion. In the lower half of the male genitals is the female genital. When both these opposites are activated then there are incidence of sex conversion. The male becomes a female and vice versa. The reason is this that energy enters these latent areas. Sexual passion too manifests because of the above reasons. In order that this undesirable act does not manifest nectar needs to be dripped in these regions from the head area. This nectar is called Soma Rasa. In he Soham spiritual practise of Khechri Mudra one gets to sip this Soma Rasa.
When a tripod stand is sued to bathe the Shivling then its 3 legs represent the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Naadis (subtle nerves). The bathing of a Shivling symbolizes Kundalini awakening. This symbolic description tells us that Kundalini’s Lord is the powerful Lord Shiva. Its place of residence should be looked upon as pure as the Kailash mountain and the Manasarovar. It should not be lewdly looked upon as the genital organs of males and females. In fact by harbouring sacred sentiments of its importance and purity one should perform spiritual practices so as to utilize it for higher spiritual goals. The endeavour of enterprise and artistic skills and actions and sentiments of beauty should not be dried up only in protection. Instead the Shiva energy of the Mooladhar Chakra present near the genital organs should be utilized for higher spiritual goals.
Certain people full of lewd imagination regarding the spiritual practise of Hatha Yoga discuss about “From sexual union to trance”. That is from “Sambhog say Samadhi Ki Ore.” They correlate it to the male’s phallus and the female’s vagina. This is just not correct and is in fact very vulgar, absurd and devoid of a proper sense of direction. In reality such lewd, vulgar observations should never touch such sacred areas like the head and the heart. By keeping it holy one should try and observe celibacy and thus raise it for higher goals. This should be observed both by males and females. The scriptural authors while discussing the nature of Kundalini have correlated it to artistic sexual skills. But its meaning is not sexual lust and in fact it means manifestation of vim and vigour in the body. Mooladhar Chakra is also called the seed of sexual passion and Sahasrar Kamal is the seed of divine wisdom. The purification-coordination of both results in discriminative activities. This divine power aids us in all round advancement of life, purification of one’s character and high idealistic thinking. Kundalini Yoga is that spiritual practise which helps in attaining spiritual ideals.
In the Shwetashwatar Upanishad Kundalini is called “Fire of Yoga” or “Nachiketa’s Fire” and it is synonymous with the pure fire of a Yajna. It is said that in whosoever’s body this fire of divinity is lit, there the body is diseaseless and the mind is absolutely serene. In “Chainik Yoga Pradeepika” I. Lohen has called it as “spirit fire” and ahs correlated it to the blazing fire of the soul.
The great scholar of the Western School of Yoga, Sir John Woodroffe has called it “serpent fire”. The founder of Theosophical Society, Madam Blavatsky calls it “cosmic electricity” and says that its speed is 3,45,000 miles /sec. Whereas the speed of light is 1,95,000 miles/sec. The electrical waves have a speed of 2,99,000 miles/ sec. According to great scientists the speed of thought waves is 7 times more than electrical waves i.e. it is 22,65,120 miles /sec. In the flash moment of a thought one can circumambulate the earth 40 times.
Despite being a spiritual power Kundalini definitely gets correlated to bodily electricity. Dr. Vasantji Rele in his book “The Mysterious Kundalini” calls it a nerve force. The introduction of this book has been written by Sir John Woodroffe. According to him where Rele correlates Kundalini with the right vagus nerve there he himself calls it a greater force. According to him Kundalini is a dynamic reality. It is a latent energy which by evolving (raising higher) instead of the usual involution of matter one can radiate one’s character with divine glory. According to Vasant Rele Kundalini in a steady state is ordinary but when it takes up the kinetic form it becomes the vital force. According to him texts like Hathayoga Pradeepika, Shiva Samhita and Shatchakra Niroopan say that Kundalini is an individualistic form of cosmos in which pervade great conscious power.
The Western scientist Hudson who is also a scholar of Hathayoga says in his famous book “Science of Seership” that the magical power Kundalini should be activated only under the guidance of a great saintly preceptor and that the mind should be pure i.e. devoid of any desire. Else if the Kundalini moves downwards, it will lead to lust and attachment to sense objects. And then this power will be misused in activities like satisfying lowly desires and selfish needs.
Jain Yogic teachers have named Kundalini as “Tejoleshya” and have given 2 ways of attaining it. The first method is to perform penance while taking very limited quantities of food and water. The second mode is to heat up one’s body with rays of the sun i.e. imbibing solar energy while meditating on the sun. The root source of Tejoleshya is said to be the subtle body. That center also belongs to Kundalini. Tejoleshya can also be said to be a form of Savitri worship.
While discussing Kundalini Shakti, Yogic scientists say it is the “Voice of silence.” People know the influence of fire and electricity and make apt use of it. If they truly understand the use of spiritual and metaphysical fire then one can attain innumerable Sidhis (divine powers) of the region of the soul.
Dr. Scott says that this is a crystal with whose aid the transistor of our life functions. Anatomists describe it in their own way and they call the spinal cord and Mooladhar Chakra as “Ganglion Impar.” It is compared to a generator, dynamo, battery, magnet etc. Everyone accepts that it is a blazing pyre of the arena of sexual passion and that if it is raised higher, it gives that person extraordinary powers.
Dr. Henry Lindal along with a description of the root source of cosmic conscious electricity and the electricity of the material world has also elucidated the electricity working in the human body. All round the earth present in the cosmos is spread the net of electromagnetic waves and this positive electricity has a force of 3 lakh volts. Every living being bears a pressure of 5 volts/metre. The micro part of this cosmic electricity dwells in the human body as Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power). Dr. Lindal has said that in the activities of human cells and nerves a great amount of electrical energy gets utilized. Its source is the brain and not the heart. It is the basis of commencement and end of our life. But this source is not unilateral. The brain grey matter situated at the top of the Merudand and the lower half of the Sushumna that corresponds to cada equina, produces vital force electricity. In the brain grey matter i.e. the reticular activating system there is a continuous overflow of electrical flames. A bigger part of this electricity is found in the southern pole which is also the center of sexual passion. Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama with the help of his AMI machine has found a dense proportion of this electricity in this point of focus. The reason why scientists have conducted a detailed research study on this center of sexual passion is because Kundalini is an important area of life’s movements. Because a new living being is full of means of producing new material, its power and importance in comparison to all organs is most sensitive and very potent. The make up of sacral plexus and cada equina is very intricate and important from the physiological viewpoint just like the brain. This fact has been presented variedly by Mr. Lee Sanela in his book “Kundalini – Psychosis and Transcedence”, Dr. C. Naranjo – R. Arnsteer in “Psychology of Meditation.”
Dr. Carrington in his book “Modern Psychology and Indian Philosophy” has written that there are so many examples wherein it is witnessed that whether the body made up of vital force and molecules remains or nor yet its subtle existence continues. Despite being united to its body the authority center of the vital force units remain intact in that area. Correlated to this find there is another discovery of Yogis wherein there is an emergence of ideoplasm or psychoplasm when the Yogi is in the highest states of mediation called Samadhi or trance. Scientists opine that it keeps getting emitted from the body in a steam state and it is most found in the scalp area, tips of the fingers, lips, face, Naadi Chakra and around the genital organs. After the study and depiction (Kirlean photography of the “Biological Plasma Body” by the Russian scientist Semian Kirlean) this research activity with reference to the vital force of the subtle body – Kundalini has attained a great deal of fame. Emanueal Swedenborg calls it the visible cloud of ether wherein after usage of special filters it can be photographed with the aid of high voltage projection. Scientists opine that its appearance is akin to the net of a wasp and the smell of ozone. Its density increases/ decreases due to corresponding increase /decrease of the life force. Sentiments can also increase/decrease its influence. Its proof of existence has been elucidated by Lyell Watson in his book “Super Nature” wherein even if a part of a person’s body is cut off yet this person experiences its presence in the form of pain, burning, scratching etc. In this incidence called “Phantom Limb Effect” it is proved that the subtle body exists as ectoplasm and it is this that gives a person the experience of sensation despite the gross nerves being absent.
According to the books “Tibetan Book of the Dead” and “Chinese Book of the Soul” the gross body and vital body exist separately. No doubt both coexist side by side but sometimes the vital body gets separated so as to dwell elsewhere and that a new vital body comes into existence. Hence many a time man’s existence is experienced doubly.
Dr. Seel and J. Taylor in their book “The Positive Sciences of Ancient Hindus” write that the rituals and spiritual practices of the Hindu religion utilizes the vital body a great deal and hence are very potent. This vital body can be seen with divine eyes. Some years back an article on this topic was published in the magazine “Theosophist” under the title of “Anatomy of Tantras”.
The Theosophist scientist C. W. Leadbeater has elaborated furthers on the 6 Chakras situated on the Merudand in his book “The Chakras.” He opines that the vital body is created out of a special type of electrical force and is present in the body just as a bird cuddles in its nest. Many other scientists call the Prana (vital force) as “Fire of Life”. The more this fire is present in a person’s body the more that person is conscious, enthusiastic, daring and radiant. But when there is a lack of it then even if the body is very well built yet this person will be a scare booby, lethargic and full of despair. This electrical force can be augmented with effort too. This is the reason why Yogic practices are encouraged. Kundalini Yoga is based on vital force science.
The gist of Kundalini awakening involves attracting vital consciousness from the entire cosmos so as to unite this great consciousness with one’s own vital force and thus attain higher divine powers. Hence Yogic practices are encouraged so as to utilize these divine powers for higher sacred goals. This capacity increases in proportion to one’s mental control and with wastage of this force this capacity decreases and ultimately gets destroyed.
Jacob Boham is very well known amongst European Tantriks. The book “Theosophist Practica” authored by his German disciple George Michel advises that Kundalini awakening and the 6 Chakras should be kept a closely guarded secret. Because if it gets into wrong hands then it can lead to the downfall of such a person. Because when such incapable people learn about Kundalini science they “preach” it to others like blind men leading other blind men. Thus the so called preacher also falls like his so called “disciples.”
IT IS EASY TO TAKE BUT DIFFICULT TO GIVE
Will power, concentration, discipline are the Yogic practices of an ordinary life and can be advanced through any medium. It is the perseverance of the mind wherein instead of allowing our thoughts to scatter away we focus and concentrate them at one point. By correlating it to our daily routine activities we can stop our minds from scattering away. If one only does this one can become capable enough of imbibing spirituality. Yet this is not enough. In order to utilize this inspiring power on others one has to attain special credentials. Hence one has to undergo special spiritual practices.
In order to catch radio waves a transistor is required. But wherever transmitting machines are kept they are full of excess power and very expensive. Those objects nearby can be very easily seen with our own eyes. But if you want to hear and see things in far off places, a television that first imbibes and transmits pictures is required. The ears can easily hear any conversation that is close by. But if you want to hear a sound of a far off region then a telephone with powerful batteries is required. With ordinary speed even our legs can walk but if you want to travel at high speed then a car or a bike is needed and that too which has sufficient petrol/diesel. The same holds true for spiritual events. It is easy to imbibe but difficult to transmit. It is easy to get benefits and use up money but difficult to earn money and store it safely. There is not much difficulty in imbibing power from someone who has transmitted it to us. Because here a concentrated mind can do the needful. All this can be accomplished via spiritual practices. But this too can happen that if you conjoin extra enthusiasm and responsibility to those daily actions done with concentration then the scattered mind can get concentrated and focused in a small area. All activities like those in a circus, acting, keeping accounts like clerks, playing games, magician shows etc. depends on mental focusing and concentration. If they think something, do something else and thus scatter their thoughts, all their effort goes in waste. If one imbibes someone’s transmitted sensitivity and spiritual potential with concentration, one gains all round benefits.
To gain mediocre grade benefits it is alright to combine will power, desire power and concentration. If some incident takes place somewhere and if those news need to be sent to another place then only that much of the battery is used up as much as the imbiber catches it.
There are many problems to be faced while making steam from ocean waters so as to convert them to clouds but when these clouds shower rain the action is very facile. It is very difficult to awaken Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power). Here there is no need of self control and undergoing spiritual practices but suppose someone has already collected this divine power in his body then there is no problem in distributing some part of it to another person. One has to use one’s brains while earning wealth and has to make intense effort but if this money is to be loaned to someone or handed over as donation then a lot of wealth can be used up easily in a very short time. Austerities are to be performed by those who desire to give divine powers to others. This principle is at work right since ancient times.
One can remove one’s bodily part to donate it to another patient in need. (like a kidney etc.) For eg. heart, kidneys, eyes, blood are generally donated to others.
Vital force collection no doubt becomes one’s own wealth yet a generous donor can donate some part of this vital force to others. In spiritual terms this is called “Shaktipaat”. In our daily lives just as a wealthy person donates a part of his wealth to the poor in the same way those imbued with a great deal of vital force donate a part of their spiritual powers (divine wealth) to weak minded beings. Thus these poor beings overcome many hardships and also fulfil their needs.
There is a detailed description of Shaktipaat in texts like Yogachoodamani, Tejabindoo Upanishad, Jnana Sankalini Tattva, Hathyog Samhita, Kularnav Tantra, Gherand Samhita, Rudra Yamal Tantra, Yog Kundalyupanishad, Sharada Tilak etc. Over here strong will powered men donate a bit of their spiritual power to weak minded beings. Money can be either loaned or donated to others. In the same way these spiritual powers go to other capable beings in a natural manner when in the presence of a man of great spiritual powers or that it can be transmitted too using one’s potent will power.
When we sit near a burning stove we get heat. In the same way there is a need of close proximity of this power. This attraction/ repulsion between man and woman is natural. Hence Yogis in order to protect their power, stay away from the attraction of women. Even an intense friendship augments this flow. Hence it is a great spiritual loss for a person to be in the company of vile people. But it is a totally different story if willingly one donates one’s power to another person so as to raise him spiritually or induce his spiritual advancement. But even here one has to be cautious that the one who is given this power as donation does not misuse it for vile activities. Under such conditions what is given has to be taken back.
It is seen that so many people receive messages sent by others. One gets messages in dreams, telepathy etc. For this to happen the one getting messages (inspirations) has to have a concentrated and focused mind. Amongst so many thought waves in space he takes only those that he requires and such a skill can only be called amazing.
Many people have the power to prophesize the future, know the thoughts and activities of others, know another person’s past and that they also receive messages and directions of invisible beings. They can either describe or cure another person’s disease. They also know where wealth is buried and what is stored in someone’s locked vault.
Amongst these there are those who have not performed any special austerities. The cause for this is that in previous births they have performed a lot of penance and the resultant powers are seen in this birth. Apart from this it can so happen that such a person gets these powers from a spiritually powerful saint. One more cause is that concentration should be such that with its aid our extrasensory perception starts working and that such imaginary pictures are seen which turn out to be true. Even if someone does not perform Yogic practices even then he possesses miraculous power. Under such circumstances know for sure that one of the above causes is at play. Without an apt cause none can possess divine powers.
By imbibing powers of Shaktipaat due to apt psychic credentials a person can become very powerful even if he was very ordinary in the past. By utilizing these powers for higher goals that are sacred in nature, he can benefit greatly like any other Yogi.
It is absolutely true that via Shaktipaat (transmission of divine powers) one can gain highest benefits. But justice and ethics ordain that do not take anything without “paying” for it. Before accepting divine powers, first offer loving devotional service to saints who have realized God.
DIVINE POWERS HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN THE CHAKRA FAMILY OF KUNDALINI SHAKTI
Life is a Yajna. Life also has a priest, demi-god and other paraphernalia. Scriptural scholars have correlated all this. While giving a special description of Kundalini Yajna the Mundakopanishad says (2/1/9) :
Great souls have emerged from it. The 7 flames of fire are emitted from it. These are the 7 Samidhas (wood of Yajna) and these are the 7 Havees (Yajna offerings). Its energy enters all the 7 Lokas (world) which were created by God for higher sacred purposes.
The 7 Lokas have been described differently in the Devi Bhagwat. In it one finds Bhuha—earth, Bhuvaha – wind, Svaha - divine light, Mahaha - greatness, Janaha – people of all the worlds, Tapaha – austerities and Satyaha – speech that always comes true. In this manner everything is included in Kundalini Yoga (i.e. Chakras) that is required for material and spiritual tasks. The human body has been compared to Bhulok (earth). In it the Mooladhar is called earth and Sahasrar in the head as the sun. The connecting rod between the 2 is called Merudand. The sun’s heat is a blessing for earth. The Brahmarandhra symbolizes the cosmos. Only when the earth imbibes heat /light of the sun can it create and store material spiritual wealth. In the same way the Sahasrar Loka is the manifestation center of cosmic consciousness and continuously the Mooladhar imbibes that much energy that it requires for whichever purpose of whatever quality from this powerhouse.
One can get a glimpse of how this grace pours down by going to the Polar regions of earth. Because the Brahmarandhra is also called the North Pole in which major energies of the sun and other important planets keep pouring down. It depends on the spiritual aspirant as to how much he imbibes this energy.
The North Pole of our planet earth is called Arctic Zone and it has a diameter of 50,000 miles. The South Pole (Antarctica) has a diameter of 30,000 miles. In the North Pole the Dhruva Prabha comes as Meru light and can be visualized as strange pictures. This light called Aurora Borealis shines in such a strange manner on the Polar regions that one can only be wonderstruck.
Due to distortions in the Aurora Borealis sunlight it is seen strangely as though like a searchlight which lights up and keeps blinking. In the North Pole reside Eskimos, bears, reindeers, fish etc. In the South Pole one can find penguins which are full of love. The Eskimo men of North Pole are by nature very adventurous.
There are many strange events regarding the sunlight on the Polar regions. A traveler of the North Pole called John Bayard had once seen the sun there of varied hues. Over there he saw far off objects hanging in the air. The heights of hills appeared higher than what they actually were. Many times one could see many suns rising simultaneously in the sky. In the same way the moon was also seen variedly in ice, air and the sky. The night in the North Pole lasts for 6 months. The sun barely shines for 16 days totally. The moon sometimes shines so brightly that it can be compared to the brilliance of the sun. The light changes hues and blinks continuously. Sometimes it runs like the length of the torchlight. Magnetic storms come and go continuously. This energy flow jumps up and lands on the South Pole. The pollution and atomic dust of the North Pole are emissions of the South Pole. One Pole is like a crater and the other is like a hill. Many a times far off sounds are heard closely and at other times sounds very nearby are not heard. All this description given above can be compared to the Mooladhar Chakra and the Sahasrar Kamal of the human body.
The head of our body is the North Pole and the genital organs on the Mooladhar Chakra are the South Pole. When we analyze the circumstances, special qualities and influence of both these, one can correlate it to the special qualities of the genital organs and the head region. The flow of sexual passion starts from the head and attacks the genital organs lying below. There is a long path between the 2 called the Merudand (spine) so that the give and take can be balanced. On this Merudand there are 6 obstructions called Chakras (plexuses).
So many stories of the Puranas (Indian Mythology) can be correlated to Kundalini Yoga (Divine Serpent Power). This world is balanced on the head of Shesha serpent and the body on the snake called the Mooladhar Chakra. When there are agitations in these areas, man becomes weak, handicapped and eunuch like. Lord Vishnoo sleeps on the Shesha serpent. There are snakes that coil around the neck of Lord Shiva. This is the description of the Brahmarandhra. All these snakes cooperate with one another and give the benefits of this energy to the activator of Kundalini. Because this energy is conjoined to Vishnoo and Shiva it is said to be present in them in a symbolic manner.
Where the latent super serpentess of Mooladhar connotes the female principle, over there the super serpent in Sahasrar connotes a male. Both have their own special aspects and the Merudand via Kundalini Yoga fulfils the infinite yearning of both to unite.
The material bliss of conjugal union is said to be a glimpse of bliss of Brahman resulting due to incitement of brain energy. Ordinarily both regions are in a latent state and only when enthusiasm manifests do they get incited.
The Mooladhar energy of Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) is seen to manifest as vital flow, life force, creative inspirations, urge to live a long life, enthusiasm, humor play, daring etc. If this region lies latent, man too becomes weak and full of despair.
In the upper world of the Sahasrar Kamal of Kundalini dwell the intellect, thinking process, discrimination, devotion, idealism, self control, love, faith, good will, hard working nature etc.
If one’s psyche overflows with lust, both the upper and lower centers get distorted. One becomes weak both bodily and mentally. But if these centers are used only for limited sexual passion and more for sacred higher spiritual goals, one attains extraordinary benefits.
It has already been said that Kundalini energy is used only for procreation and sexual play by the gross physical body. Its more serious form is found in the subtle body. When the body is dissected you will not find Chakras but definitely you will see clusters of nerves over there. The anatomical correlation has already been elucidated in the previous chapter. Chakras in reality are symbolic centers of electrical flow of the body.
The following divine flow cannot be known as blood flow, nerve plexuses, nerves, sheath flow etc. Those who accept these beliefs do not understand the underlying reality and can just talk about them theoretically. This is a subject of conscious vital flow which cannot be called material electricity. Because it cannot influence wood, rubber etc. Whereas vital consciousness affects both inert matter and conscious energy.
Kundalini (Divine Serpent Power) has been detailed in Yoga Vasishtha, Yoga Choodamani, Devi Bhagwat, Sharada Tilak, Shandilyopanishad, Muktikopanishad, Hathyoga Samhita, Kularnav Tantra, Yogini Tantra, Bindupanishad, Rudrayamal Tantra, Soundarya Lahiri etc. Even then it is not as though one can understand with ease the rise/fall of spiritual practices. Neither can one by understanding the various rules of spiritual practices successfully attain the true goal. It is hence that in the Rigveda the Rishis say :
O Vital fire, Manifest as dawn in my life. Ward off my darkness. Give me energy so that divine powers come running to me.
The author of Trishikhibrahmopanishad writes :
Kundalini activated by Yogic practices shines and palpitates like lightning. Whoever is asleep awakens henceforth and whoever wakes up starts running.
In Ajit Mukherjee’s “The Tantri Way”, Swami Agehanand’s “Tantrik Parampara” and “Yawn Urja”, Hans Jackson’s “Western Psychology and Indian Sadhana”, Omar Garrison’s “Tantra Yawn Yoga”. Ukhil Haus’ “Commentary on Hathyoga Pradeepika”, Philip Rakhen’s “Tantrik Kala”, John Bright’s “Chetana ka Seemant”, Hans Rigjimar’s “Bhartiya Dharma Kay Upakhyan Aur Prateek”, and Sir John Woodroffe’s “Serpentine Power” a detailed description regarding the modern psychology, parapsychology and scripture of spiritual practise of Kundalini Yoga has been given. They further say that these rules are based on such definite precepts that those who aptly utilize them will be greatly benefited.
There is a description in Mahatantra :
An activated Kundalini gives birth to infinite energy. In it one automatically gets the fruits of spiritual practices like Naad, Bindu and Kala. The 4 speeches called Para, Pashyanti, Madhyama and Vaikhari manifest automatically. There is an overflow of desire power, knowledge power and action power. All the connections of body and speech line up in a single file and with a sweet sound they echo in our bosom. This divine power (Sidhi) of Shabda Brahman makes one a Jeevanmukta (liberated while yet alive).
Those who make the emotional aspect of Chakras as the basis tend to superimpose colours, words, cones, vehicles etc. In deep meditation one can see such forms and perceive such special qualities. But if true precepts are made the basis then one can compare them to cyclones, lava of volcanos, eddies in rivers etc. in people of extraordinary powers. With this power one can induce movements in the subtle world on a large scale and one can reach the highest step of the ladder of soul advancement.
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