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The Lost Secret of Immortality uncovers the real magic of the Philosopher’s Stone, and guides readers to the mysterious Kundalini – the original center of enlightened energy in the body. The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone , the magnetic influence of which in certain ways resembles that of radium

The Lost Secret of Immortality uncovers the real magic of the Philosopher’s Stone, and guides readers to the mysterious Kundalini – the original center of enlightened energy in the body. The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone , the magnetic influence of which in certain ways resembles that of radium

Alchemy and apocalypse share a common gendered language. They envision the unity of the world, and all its matter, as a coming together of the female and male powers that animate the world. When male and female were sacredly conjoined, according to alchemical lore, then you would have the miraculously all-powerful stone. The book of Revelation also forecasts a sacred marriage.

Figuier, speaking of this element, says that none of the alchemists have ever discovered it. The spirit of fire, transmuting all things, the salt of tartar, the spirit of wine driven to the centre by cold, and the essential salt of vipers, remain mysteries in the Hermetic dialects.

The Alchemists, on the contrary, say that it is only intended to be concealed from the profane; and that if any man by long study do attain to its knowledge, then to him it is revealed by the divine favour , and this mixture of religion and Alchemy will be found pervading every treatise on the subject.

The three great objects of the philosopher’s search, namely, the transmuting agent, the universal solvent, and the universal remedy,—in other words, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Alkahest, and the Elixir of Life,—were essentially the same body, causing by its purifying power the base and imperfect substance to cast aside its impurities, and exhibit itself in the most simple and perfect state, bringing back health and youth to the shattered constitution, and when pure, dissolving and decomposing all the bodies in order to exhibit them in a renovated and more complete form.* The phenomena of life, death, and resurrection were illustrated by the language of Alchemy,

The best’ and shortest summary that could be given of the contents of the Aurea Catena Ilomeri may be attained by quot-ing the following passage from an old Hermetic treatise, called The Secret of Secrets;

We have taught how a, body is to be changed into a spirit, and again how the spirit is to be turned into a body, namely, how the fixed is made volatile, and the volatile fixed again : how the earth is turned into water and air, and the air into fire, and the fire into earth again : then the earth into fire, and the fire into air, and the air into water, and the water again into earth. Now the earth, which was of the nature of fire, is brought to the nature of a quintessence. Thus we have taught the ways of transmuting performed through heat and moisture ; making out of a dry a moist thing, and out of a moist a dry one : otherwise natures which are of several properties or families could not bQbrought to one uniform thing, if (unless ?) the one should be turned into the other’s nature. And this is the perfection according to the advice of the philosopher. Ascend from the earth into heaven, and descend from heaven to the earth ; to the intent to make the body which is earth into a spirit which is subtil, and then to reduce that spirit into a body again, which is gross : changing one element into another, as earth into water, water into air, air into fire ; and that into a more subtil nature and quintessence. Thus have you accomplished the treasures of the whole world.

Here, then, we have the Mystic Fire of the Eastern Sages, the Astral Spirit in Han of Paracelsus, the Anima .Mundi, the Golden Chain of Homer, the Heroin of the Philosophers, the Gold of the Alchemists, the Magical Quintessence, for according to the old maxim, “All is in Mercury which the Wise men seek.” The remainder of the paper relates to the doctrine popularly known as ” The Chain of Being.”

In Christianity kundalini is referred to as the Holy Spirit. It is the primal life force that animates all living entities, the evolutionary force behind all living matter. In Tantric Yoga kundalini is an aspect of Shakti, the divine female energy. The objective of Kundalini Yoga is to raise the kundalini energy to the crown chakra, where it unites with Shiva, or the male polarity, and inspires awakening. Intriguingly, the kundalini life force energy, referred to by various names, appears to be a universal phenomenon in esoteric teachings for at least the past three thousand years. Kundalini has been interpreted from the Bible as Christ consciousness, the recognition that we are all children of God, animated by the Holy Spirit or kundalini: “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4 KJV) This life force energy is also referenced in alchemical tracts using the symbol of the philosopher’s stone.

Jungian psychology equates Kundalini arousal with the seven stages of transmutation of metals [=activating/transmuting the seven chakras] in the attainment of the coveted Philosopher’s Stone, described in ancient alchemical texts. Halligan showed how the raising of Kundalini to the crown chakra at the top of the head essentially equates with alchemical “conjunctio”, the mystical marriage of opposites in any spiritual journey which makes union with the Divine a subjective reality, where the Self is fully formed. “A conjunctio metaphorically creates the Philosopher’s Stone, the Self, unity with the Divine. Therefore, for many Jungians the experience of Kundalini awakening is the Eastern version of individuation [coming into Self-hood].”

The day has come when we should seek to unlock the treasure of this ancient volume with a key fashioned from the Philosopher’s Stone . ” ( The discovery of the philosophers ‘ stone and the awakening of Kundalini are treated as one and the One.

The Lost Secret of Immortality uncovers the real magic of the Philosopher’s Stone, and guides readers to the mysterious Kundalini – the original center of enlightened energy in the body.

The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone , the magnetic influence of which in certain ways resembles that of radium

All the obscure jargon used by the alchemists and their talks about the transmutation of metals and the Philosophers ‘ Stone hid under its murky symbology a search for the divine .

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Training Your Mind To Realize Its Potential, This kundalini energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, Often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our timing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Training Your Mind To Realize Its Potential, This kundalini energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, Often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our timing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening our-selves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity. Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.

This kundalini energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, Often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our timing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spirittfally.

The hallmarks of kundalini are phenomena such as surges of electricity in the body, detachment from the body, intense heat and fire, buzzing sounds, a feeling of being in the presence of God, and awareness of spiritual presences such as angels. More important, however, are the benefits that lie beyond the phenomena: creativity, genius, enhanced well-being, longevity, and, most significant of all, enlightenment.

Experiences of kundalini have been recorded around the world since ancient times. Kundalini is the divine fire of God and the gods, thesamadin of adepts, the raptures of saints, the healing power that floods through the hands of healers, the inspiration of invention, the intense happiness of a peak experience. The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a rarified atmos-phere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all.

Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini.

The common psychic abilities occur by opening the solar plexus chakra and include: clairvoyance, which is seeing images from the emotional plane; and clairaudience, which is hearing sounds from the emotional plane.

The opened solar plexus chakra also enables the person to register lower emotions from the emotional plane. The adjective “lower” signifies that these emotions are associated with personal relationships and could be positive or negative in nature. Examples of lower emotions include positive regard, anger, fear, and desire. When the heart chakra is opened, the person is able to register higher emotions from the emotional plane.

The adjective “higher” signifies that these latter emotions are associated with group relationships and could also be positive or negative. Examples of higher emotions include compassion, devotion, and a consciousness of the weight of grief under which humanity struggles. And when the crown chakra is opened, the person is said to be an “illumined seer” and can register an “inflow of light, information and inspiration,” which is a higher form of clairvoyance and clairaudience.

Training Your Mind To Realize Its Potential

The Buddhist Yogi Master explains the 7th chakra: “Your sushumna is the primary conduit of the kundalini energy in your nonphysical body. It is an astral nerve tube that runs between and connects all of your major chakras. It begins at the base of the spine, where your first Chaim: is located, and then rons up through your spleen chakra, navel chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra and ends in your Sixth chain, the third eye, which is located in the centre of your forehead.

It runs in the astral plane next to and along the spinal column. To go into Samadhi you must pull the kundalini energy up from your root chakra, the first chakra at the base of your spine, all the way up to your third eye! Then you must move all the kundalini energy you have amassed at your sixth chakra, the third eye, up and into your seventh chakra- which we in Buddhist Yoga refer to as the crown chakra.

This is the difficult part, because the crown chakra is not directly connected to the third eye by the sushumna. II takes 8 great deal of willpower, and total vibratory purity, to move the kundalini energy all of the way up to the crown chakra from your third eye. When the Kundalini energy enters your crown chakra. you experience Samadhi, Samadhi is the direct experience of nirvana.

The crown chakra is the nexus of one thousand dimensional planes. That is why, in Buddhist Yoga, it is often referred to as the thousand-petalled lotus of light.” There are various points of view held by different spiritual teachers as to which chakra to focus on in mediation. I would like to share an exercise combining breathing and following the breath as well as simultaneously working through the six chakras.

What exactly is kundalini?

Kundalini is the personal aspect of the universal life force named prana by the yogic tradition. This primal cosmic energy is akin, if not identical, to ch’i, ki, the Holy Spirit, and various other terms from cultures that identify a life force that is the source of all vital activity. Prana has not yet been identified by modern science, but ancient wisdom maintains that it is the means for raising human awareness to a higher form of perception, variously called illumination, enlightenment, cosmic consciousness, samadhi. Kundalini, often referred to as the “serpent power” because it is symbolized by a coiled snake, can be concentrated and channeled through the spine into the brain—a process likewise not yet identified by modern science. The systematized process for accomplishing this upward flowing of enerav is known as kundalini

This spiritual bliss is true yoga. In every realm of Nature, it is the union between two opposites that creates bliss or life. According to modern psychology, everyone is both masculine and feminine. In other words, there is woman in man and man in woman. Unique to Hindu mythology is a single form of half-male and half-female called Ardha-narisvara. Like two sides of the same coin, shiva and shakti are opposite sides of one Supreme Reality. Shakti — the universal energy—residing in the human body is called kundalini. She is the active aspect of the Absolute. When kundalini awakes, it rises from the base of the spine in the mooladhara and unites with shiva at the top of the head in the sahasrara. A nectar-like coolness, as it were, coming from hundreds of moons starts flowing from this union of shiva and shakti. Thus, the individual Self merges into the universal Spirit—the subtlest union of the masculine and the feminine within. This ultimate union of shiva and shakti occurring at the top of the head is called yoga, love, samadhi, Self-realization, enlightenment, liberation, moksha, nirvana, kaivalya, emancipation, whole, or truth. Indeed, it is the highest of all unions.

Kundalini Awakening

Kundalini, the power of the inner Self, is a potential spiritual energy inherent in every human being. Yoga can be effortlessly achieved by awakening and channeling kundalini, which is loacted in the subtle body, not in the physical body. The subtle body is within this physical body like the bladder inside a soccer ball. It is an exact counterpart of the physical body. Without the subtle body, the physical body cannot survive. The seat of kundalini is exactly midpoint from the sole of the foot to the top of the head. It is said that no super conscious state or samadhi is ever possible without the kundalini awakening. Although the word kundalini originated in India, the kundalini awakening experience is common to all religions. For example, in Christianity, it is called the “Holy Spirit.”

Kundalini awakening is a divine gift of God received through the medium of a Gum (true spiritual master). By the look, touch, word, or thought, a Guru can fully unfold the kundalini in a worthy seeker. In yoga, this kundalini awakening is called shaktipat. For instance, the initiation that Vivekananda received from Ramakrishna Paramahansa was shaktipat. Kundalini yoga is also known by various names such as, maha yoga, siddha yoga, shaktipat yoga, gurukripa, gurumarga, sahaja yoga, kriya yoga, puma yoga, or the perfect yoga. Kundalini, functioning on the physical plane, is called hatha yoga, on the plane of speech, mantra yoga, and on the mental plane, laya yoga. Explaining the effect of shaktipat initiation, Muktananda said:

“As we follow Siddha yoga, these various yogas (Raja yoga, Mantra yoga, Laya yoga, Hatha yoga, and Dhyana yoga) happen to a person without his practicing them. Without his trying to learn them, they just come to him. This is the result of kundalini awakening. Just as nobody deliberately pushes the outgoing breath out or pulls the incoming breath in — it happens by itself — in the same way this yoga is self-generated and self-sustained. You don’t have to do anything you just sit back and watch it happen to you. This comes from shaktipat initiation.

In the sahasrara (the cerebral center at the top of the head), there is a sparkling tiny blue light, which an individual can seeonly after the awakening of kundalini. It is the vibration of this blue light that controls breathing in every human being. What is called death is nothing but the departure of this blue light from the physical body.

In Kundalini yoga, all aspectsof yoga comeautomatkally to a seeker whose kundalini is awakened. Then the seeker’s entire personality—actions, emotions, mind, and intellect—starts to develop. The inner realms open up. Knowledgearises from within. The seeker radiates love and feels extraordinary bliss. This kundalini energy is a fact, not myth or fiction. Indeed, Kundalini yoga is a complete yoga.

Physical, mental, or emotional movements initiated by the awakened kundalini are called kriyas in yoga. Explaining kriyas, Muktananda wrote: “Some of the kriyas are a pan of Raja yoga, some of Hai& yoga, some of Mantra yoga, and some of Bhakh yoga, for when the power of the Guru enters the disciple, all these yogas occur spontaneously according to the disci ple’s needs. When all four yogas come together to work within the disciple, this is called Siddha yoga or Malta yoga.”” With theawakening of kundalini, dormant compartments in the brain start blossoming like flowers. The faculty of intuition, which remains dormant in most people. starts developing. This awakening generates electrical impulses, which are intimately connected with the entire brain. Yogis hold that psychic energy and physical energy are convertible into each other. To energize the whole brain, the following psychic energy centers called rhaknIts need to be activated:

I. Mooladhara— Earth or survival center; corresponds to coccygeal plexus; connected to the sense of smell:4 petaled deep red lotus at the base of the spinal column.

  1. Swadhisthana—WaterorsacialcenteGeorresponds to the prostatic plexus:connected to the sense of taste; 6 petaled orange lotus at the root of the genital organ.
  2. Manipura— Fire or will center; corresponds to the solar plexus; connected to the sight; 10 petaled bright yellow lotus in the naval region.
  3. Andra& —Air or heart center; corresponds to the cardiac plexus; connected to the sense of touch; 12 petaled blue lotus in the heart region.
  4. Vishuddhi —Ether or throat center; corresponds to the cervical plexus; connected to the sense of audition; 16 petaled purple lotus at the base of the throat.

Ajna— Mind or third eye center; corresponds to the cavernous plexus; 2 petaled silver-grey lotus in the middle of the two eyebrows.

  1. Sahasrara—Consciousness or crown center; corresponds to the cerebrum; 1,000 petaled multicolored lotus.
    Though the chakras are located in the subtle body, their influence extends to the physical body. Sivananda remarked: “Just because post-mortem examination of the body does not reveal these chakras in the spinal column, some people think that these chakras do not exist at all, and are merely the fabrication of a fertile brain. This attitude reminds us of a doctor who declared that he had performed many post-mortems and had never yet discovered a sour° When kundalini is awakened, either by yogic practices or by the Guru’s grace, it activates all these chakras as it travels up from the Mooladhara to the Sahasrara. The most important nerve (nadi) in the subtle body of a human being is sushumna, which extends from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Within the sushumna nerve, there is a fine nerve called vajra. Within this vajra nerve, there is a very fine nerve known as chitra. In the chitra is the finest nerve called brahma. It is this brahma nerve that is the passage for kundalini and contains all the chakras. For a comprehensive knowledge of these chakras,

One who can go into “ Samadhi ” regards himself as a great yogi .

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Kundalini can become active any moment when you are near a Guru. That is why Jesus Christ often said, ‘When you are near me, you are near fire’. This Kundalini is fire. ‘Near me’ means ‘when you are near me’, ‘you’ means the consciousness in you, and ‘me’ means the Cosmic Consciousness. The Kundalini is the most important instrument in the hand of the Guru, by which He can take you on the path of liberation. The Guru is sitting inside you.

Kundalini can become active any moment when you are near a Guru. That is why Jesus Christ often said, ‘When you are near me, you are near fire’. This Kundalini is fire. ‘Near me’ means ‘when you are near me’, ‘you’ means the consciousness in you, and ‘me’ means the Cosmic Consciousness. The Kundalini is the most important instrument in the hand of the Guru, by which He can take you on the path of liberation. The Guru is sitting inside you.

The Guru is sitting inside you, because Shiva (or Christ, Buddha) is sitting inside you. The form of the Guru is always inside. Similarly this Shakti is at the command of Shiva, the Cosmic Consciousness and the Guru also. In the human body, this Shakti can work at any moment. When you are sitting near a Guru and looking at the form of the Guru, walking with Him, talking to Him, laughing with Him—at any moment it can become active: because this Shakti, the aspect which is known as Kundalini, is also searching the Cosmic Consciousness, Shiva.

This Kundalini can become active any moment when you are near a Guru. That is why Jesus Christ often said, ‘When you are near me, you are near fire’. This Kundalini is fire. ‘Near me’ means ‘when you are near me’, ‘you’ means the consciousness in you, and ‘me’ means the Cosmic Consciousness.

When the body of Guru is near the body of the sadhaka, the attention is also in the form of the Guru. That is the advantage. But merely two bodies being close to each other will not create the current. This fire will not become active. But when your attention is in the Guru, it means that your individual consciousness is in touch with Cosmic Consciousness.

You do not know that when you walk in the ashram, most of the time individual consciousness is in touch with the Cosmic Consciousness. So any moment you may feel the vibrations, the Shakti will become active, and your body will start moving. Now what does the Kundalini do? From the base of the spine, it has become active. It is the Shakti of Shiva, it wants to go up and meet Shiva, since it has become active in your body, for which . your personal consciousness, individual consciousness or jive has done some efforts.

This Shakti takes this jive also towards God, because you are praying to God, you want to meet Him, you want to contact Him, you want to have oneness with Him. Because of that the Shakti became active. Shiva said to Shakti, This jive, wants to come to Me, you get up, because by his own efforts he will not come to Me!’ So the Shakti gets up, and it is the purpose of Shakti also to meet Shiva; and It takes the jive with It towards Shiva.

So it is the liberating force, it is the force which grants you Moksha (Nirvana) or kingdom of heaven. But before you achieve that kingdom of heaven, this Shakti will break your mind. Whatever wrong formations are there, whatever formations which contain any kind of attachment, whatever emotions: jealousy or violence or lust or anger—all are considered as basically false in a human personality.

This Kundalini, this Shakti will move up and start breaking these formations which contain these items; because the jive, unless it is purified thoroughly, the fire, and the things, contaminating the Svc are removed, it cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven. So the Kundalini fire, the Kundalini Shakti, gets up and then it starts moving towards Shiva. But Shiva keeps control on it.

If Kundalini Shakti wants to meet Shiva immediately then it can really break the whole nervous system, if it is not controlled, Shiva keeps control on it. It will break something, remake something, destroy something, reconstruct something and slowly, the whole of your mental system, mental body is reconstructed; and all your faults are burned into this fire, and are reduced to ashes.

Similarly, the Kundalini will keep on burning your faults, not you. Suppose there is a paper, and there is a stone here; we burn the paper; but the stone feels. ‘I am going to be burnt!’, although the fire will never reach the stone and it will never get burnt. Only the external things which stick to it will burn. Similarly, bondages and karmas, which bind the jiva, will be burning and sometimes you will feel the trouble. You will feel that the danger is to you, but you are absolutely safe. Kundalini will burn only your bondages, your karmas, and would liberate you. Purification means, it will purify you and take you to Shiva. Meeting with Shiva means, that you have entered the eternal life, you have become one with Shiva, you have become a Yogi and you have achieved the kingdom of heaven. But you must pass through this hell. Most of us are not ready to pass through the hell.

The major role of Kundalini is to take the jiva slowly and slowly towards God, which is the goal of Kundalini and which is the goal of jiva also, so that jiva gets a contact with Shiva. In some cases, it is Shiva who first provides the contact to jiva and then the Kundalini starts becoming active. Thus the jiva is always safe. The Kundalini is the most important instrument in the hand of the Guru, by which He can take you on the path of liberation. Nowadays many people are incapable of following various steps which lead to purification.

When the Kundalini is activated, the man is caught. Otherwise people come to a Guru and run away. They don’t want to become Yogis because it is a difficult path. When the Kundalini is active, you are caught. Now you have to go on this path.

A you straight. Kundalini will not rest fill it makes you straight. The more you cooperate with it, the more beneficial it is for you, and when you go to a Guru, be very conscious of it.

Kundalini is the cosmic energy, which is lying asleep inside you, and it can become active, and it should become active with the grace of the Lord or Guru. Then it goes on and you will have to cooperate.

You are trying to reform the Guru since ages. But you have never succeeded, because He is unchangeable! You will have to change! But you make a lot of attempt to change the Guru, His habits, His style, but you say, ‘I am striking my head against the wall! This Guru will not change!’ So you feel frustrated; but you will have to change. He is the unchangeable truth. You are the changeable ego. From the ego you have to be changed to spirit. Now you feel that you are flesh and blood, and tomorrow the Guru will tell you, that you are the consciousness.

So this work goes on like this. Guru is not possessive, that after granting you realisation He would like to possess you. No! His only business is to make you realise God. Then you will become absolutely independent in happiness, in knowledge, and Guru will say, ‘My child, now you go and show this path to other people.’ When you start telling this path to other people you will find it extremely difficult to put even five people on this path! Everybody will oppose you! It is a very difficult path.

You know that many individuals have no idea of spirituality. They may be religious people going to temples and worshipping God. This kind of religion is a conditioning, it is a bondage. Spirituality is a process of liberation. Spirituality and religion are very different things. A man, who is ignorant about spirituality and does not know the way to God, sometimes comes to a Guru, and quite often gets an experience which changes the direction of his life all together. For example, the Guru may come in the dream and tell something at night which comes out true then, the whole mental structure of the person gets shaken, trying to find out ‘How did it happen?’ A man comes with an incurable disease, and the Guru just comes in the dream and touches the person, and the disease is gone. Or, some day the man may come near the Guru, and this Shakti, which is known as Kundalini, starts moving automatically.

Such mind-body experiences take place near a Guru, and the life of the individual takes what you call a new turn: it goes absolutely in a different direction later on. This experience through the Guru is responsible for putting thousands of people again and again on the spiritual path. When you come into the world, all your senses tell you that this visible world, which you can approach through senses, is real and this is the only world. So you work for it, you work in it, you get all education to be a very efficient man in this world not bothering about some of the more real questions: who are you? why should you come in this world? how long are you going to live? when are you going to die? why should you die at all? and why should you not want to die? A more important question is: when you have seen thousands and millions of people dying daily, why should you not accept it willingly and consciously? Some day somebody puts you on the spiritual path, a Guru specially, and then he starts making the operation of the cataract of your Third Eye, because your Third Eye is not able to see the reality as it is clouded, the vision is clouded. It is the Guru who starts operating on it.

How did the Guru communicate something to me which is true? Is it possible? You fear to tell it to people. They will laugh at you! But you never know that this Shiva is already in your room. He does not need any door to enter. The Guru is just His representative. The Shiva, who is present on your left and right and everywhere, just manifests Himself.

People do not know the reality of spirituality that you are also everywhere. An experience through the Guru starts changing your life; it starts changing your thinking. A state will come when your thinking will be the same which is given in Bhagavad Gita or in Upanishads, or in many other scriptures.

You will speak the same language. You will say, ‘God is everywhere. I am that reality. I am also everywhere!’ because then you know that your physical body is not true. But this is the end of spirituality when you know this. In the process of reaching that state you go to many stations, and many stations will come where you stop for a moment, half-confused, half-real, and you find that most of the people are going in this direction.

When you alone are going in that direction, you doubt your own journey sometimes. All your relatives ask you, ‘What has happened to you? You were a very successful man in life, you were drawing very good salary, you were respected in the office, and now you are talking something else?’ Hence, sometimes it creates a doubt in you whether spirituality is the right path or is it just fantasy. But this is the same journey which Buddha performed, which Mahavira performed, which each one of you has to perform some day, whether in this life or in the next or in the next to next, till the drop of water merges into the ocean or meets the ocean, till one meets Shiva which is

Yoga itself, till one finds the true goal. Yoga is not standing on your head with your feet towards the heaven. Yoga means that the individual consciousness must meet Cosmic Consciousness, they must unite. There is an eternal desire for this spiritual unity. When I say, ‘I have a desire of love!’ it means a desire of meeting Shiva. The jiva has got separated from Him, who was complete, who was full, who was all bliss, who was all ananda. Now the jiva is hankering after getting bliss, but out of confusion it is searching happiness in so many other things. Till it returns back to its source (that is Shiva), it will never be fulfilled.

So you can see what a change has come. Only God can reverse the direction of the flow of this energy in the minds of the people. The flow of this energy is reversed by Kundalini and sometimes by the single touch of the Guru.

In the cosmos there is one God. It has two aspects. One is Cosmic Consciousness which is Shiva. It is stable. It represents the entire wisdom and will power. There is a second aspect of God which is Shakti. All the visible world is produced by this Shakti. This is the operational aspect while Shiva is the intelligence aspect. Shakti represents the dynamic aspect, Shiva the static.

When you are ignorant, you may ask what does it mean? You are a flame, and you say, ‘I am the chimney.’ You are consciousness, and you say, ‘I am the body.’ This is fundamental ignorance!

When you are ignorant and you consider that you are the body, you claim, ‘I am this body!’ This is the first claim you make. This is the root of the ego in man, root of ignorance. Then you claim, ‘This body of the mother is mine!’ It is a tendency to claim things as mine. This is known as Ahamkara-ego and Mamkara-possessiveness. Ahamkara means, ‘I am this body!’ Mamkara means a tendency of the ego that ‘this thing belongs to me!’ These are the two most basic foundations on which the personality of a person starts developing.

In many cases, it gets active when the crisis is very deep. Sometimes it gets active when the breakdown is taking plea, sometimes it gets active when the man is at the point of death, sometimes it takes place when the doctors say, ‘This man is dead, he cannot be revived!’ and the man suddenly calls on the Guru: maybe the force then starts working!

When your Kundalini becomes active, and God is pulling you towards Himself, can you do something at that time? Of course you cannot do much, but still you can undertake some exercises if you understand what Shiva wants you to be, why He has granted you Kundalini, and what the Kundalini will do.

Because when you love Jesus, your attention will go in Jesus, and when your attention is in Jesus, your Kundalini will get active, and you will be transformed slowly and steadily, yet inevitably. Nobody can stop it. Once Lord wishes, He has to transform you through Shakti. Nobody can stop it.

When people talk about Kundalini, they only talk about some problems that after Kundalini arousal this happened and that happened. They never say, ‘I got such and such insight into divinity, I got so much peace and so much happiness.’ So Kundalini is positive. It is not negative. Whatever negative things appear in your life, they may be due to your own karmas. Kundalini is only pulling you out of these karmas.

Kundalini is the main support of all the yoga practices. When kundalini is sleeping it is aroused by the favor of the guru [spiritual teacher], then all of the lotuses [lotus here stands for nerve center] and granthis [swallowings, nerve plexus?] are pierced. Then prana goes through the royal road, susumna. Then the mind remains suspended and the yogi overcomes death.

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When this energy returns down the Ida and Pingala and activates and balances the various energy centers, there is a major change in the person’s life. Although there are cases of the kundalini rising spontaneously, without purposeful spiritual practice, your reservoir of kundalini energy usually remains dormant throughout your entire life. It’s like having a racing car and never getting out of first gear! Tavistock Institute. Part 152

When this energy returns down the Ida and Pingala and activates and balances the various energy centers, there is a major change in the person’s life. Although there are cases of the kundalini rising spontaneously, without purposeful spiritual practice, your reservoir of kundalini energy usually remains dormant throughout your entire life. It’s like having a racing car and never getting out of first gear! Tavistock Institute. Part 152

Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we stimulate and release this unused kundalini energy, and allow it (it is never forced) to rise up the central column of the spine until it reaches the top of the skull, activat-ing the secretion of the pineal gland. This brings about a major change of consciousness.

When this energy returns down the Ida and Pingala and activates and balances the various energy centers, there is a major change in the person’s life. Although there are cases of the kundalini rising spontaneously, without purposeful spiritual practice, your reservoir of kundalini energy usually remains dormant throughout your entire life. It’s like having a racing car and never getting out of first gear!

“Wherever there was any manifestation of what is ordinarily called supernatural power or wisdom, there a little current of kundalini must have found its way into the shushmana. Only. in the vast majority of such cases. people had ignorantly stumbled on some practice which set free a minute portion of the coiled up kundalini. All worship, consciously or unconsciously. leads to this end.”

CREATIVE POTENTIAL

“What is Kumlalin’? The energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to become more sensitive so that the totality of the brain per-ceives signals and interprets them, so that the effect of the sequence of the cause becomes very clear to the man. In other words, man becomes totally, wholesomely aware. That is why it is called the Yoga of Awareness. As all rivers end up in the same ocean, all yoga ends up by raising the kundalini in the man. What is the kundalini? The creative potential of the man.”

Kundallni is a reservoir of latent energy that resides at the base of the spine of every human being. She is located in the Muladhara Chakra, lying in a coiled form of three and a half time at the mouth of Sushumna, the central energy channel of the subtle body, keeping it closed. Psycho-spiritual in nature and an aspect of Shakti, she is also known as ‘Liquid Fire’ or ‘Liquid Light’.

The return journey

The awakening of dormant Kundalini followed by its ascent up through Sushumna marks the return journey. To awaken Kundalini is the biggest hurdle, an extremely challenging task. An entire lifetime of pursuit and practices may not be enough to achieve this goal.

The innermost layer and closest to our soul, it is the eternal center of consciousness. There is a great difference between the joy and pleasure experienced by the mind and this sheath of bliss. The mind feels happiness and pleasure based on external circumstances and sensory stimulus which is temporary and the feeling changes over time. The state of eternal bliss is the everlasting peace and joy experienced just due to our being, without any external factor. It has its origin in Sahasrara Chakra. It is also known as casual body.

This is the final stage of meditation, where a state of supreme bliss and divine Consciousness is achieved. At this stage the Kundalini Shakti rising from the base of the spine unites with Shiva in the crown of our head. This is called enlightenment and it is the Realization of the Ultimate Truth.

Kundalini Energy. The place in the body where dormant energy lies, from which all potential might be accessed, involves a gland tucked under the sacral bone at the lower end of the spine. In Sanskrit it is called the Kunda. Medical science is aware of the organ and refers to it as the coccygeal body, but doesn’t understand its function.

“Kunda” literally means “reservoir.” This reservoir lies dormant as a pool without a single ripple. The energy is sleeping so deeply that one could go through an entire lifetime unaware of it. “Kundalini” is a little pool of energy that has been activated.

Kundalini is not the whole of the Kunda but only a little wave that has been aroused and brought into consciousness. It is a hint of what is possible when the infinite reservoir of primal power is accessed.

When that awakening happens, when that energy moves upward to nourish the brain, you are startled to find the dimensions that open and the knowl-edge and capabilities that are suddenly available.

They have always been present but are not in your awareness until Kundalini is activated. A tiny trickle of Kundalini is already awakened. It animates your body, providing just enough consciousness to get through the day but not enough to access the higher realms. This minimal flow of Kundalini energizes all the senses.

As the flow increases, you can access the invisible spiritual dimensions beyond the limits of the senses.

How it Works.

Physiologically the Kunda interacts with the reservoir of cerebro-spinal fluid at the base of the spine. The fluid continuously flows up to the brain bringing nutrients and bathing every cell. Then the fluid moves back down the spinal circuit carrying away metabolic residue. The movement of the LifeForce (Shakti) energy magnetizes the spinal fluid.

When this magnetized fluid reaches the brain many neurons, formerly dormant, become activated. There are two main types of pranic energy. The energy accessed at the base of the spine is lunar prana, “Shakti,” magnetic feminine energy related to physical manifestation and the lower chakras. The energy accessed in the brain is solar prana, “Shiva,” electrical masculine energy coming from the heavens. These two energies are constantly intermixing through your body.

If it were not so, life could not continue. The four ventricles (cavities) in the brain all serve as reservoirs for the cerebro-spinal fluid. When the fluid is magnetized by Shakti energy, the brain reservoirs become a magnetic field which attracts. Shiva (electrical energy). Thus the ancient myth is played out in your own physiology.

You cannot feel Kundalini in the brain until you have refined your sensitivity.

As you begin to awaken Kundalini and it rises from one chakra to the next, new energies begin to flow through your being. You might occasionally experience involuntary movements (kriyas) indicating resistance to its passage. As the flow becomes steady, goals and desires which you once thought to be important lose their fascina-tion. Consciousness becomes more refined, vibrating at higher frequencies. At each level of consciousness, new dimensions of your Being begin to open up. Eventually you transcend the sensory plane and enter more subtle bodies (etheric, mental, astral.)

This power or energy is called the kundalini . Kundalini shakti is defined in the traditional tantric philosophy as the power that is lying unused in the human body . Tantra aims to tap this reservoir , set in motion by the latent energy , and give full …

Kundalini Energy

The Root or Base Chakra represents the seat of energy, the basic force that infuses life. The Hindu religion refers to this base as the reservoir of Kundalini energy. Kundalini is believed to emanate from a central core of the body, physically related to the spine. Through a channel called the Sushumna, the energy rises through a cavity in the bony canal of the spinal cord. This physical canal also provides a central connecting electrical system from which the peripheral spinal nerves of the body communicate with the brain.

The Silver Cord

Sanskrit teachings detail a “silver cord” connecting the human spirit with God, a Higher Power or an overriding Spiritual Principle. This Divine energy flows down through the top of the head, or Crown Chakra. An extension of Sushumna energy, the “silver cord,” connects the spirit and body together. Kundalini yoga or meditation practitioners often teach techniques which implement the movement of Kundalini energy from the Root Chakra at the base of the spine, all the way up the Kundalini Path of energy to the Crown Chakra—and on to connection with the Divine spirit and spiritual reality.

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“What is Kundalini actually? You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to create such a sensitivity that the totality of the brain receives signals and integrates them. The person understands the effect of the effect in a sequence of the causes. In other words, man becomes totally and wholly aware. We call it the yoga of awareness. Just as all rivers end up in the ocean, all yogas end up raising the Kundalini in man.” BLESSINGS OF KUNDALINI RISING. Tavistock Institute. Part 148

“What is Kundalini actually? You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to create such a sensitivity that the totality of the brain receives signals and integrates them. The person understands the effect of the effect in a sequence of the causes. In other words, man becomes totally and wholly aware. We call it the yoga of awareness. Just as all rivers end up in the ocean, all yogas end up raising the Kundalini in man.” BLESSINGS OF KUNDALINI RISING. Tavistock Institute. Part 148

Since the 1970s Kundalini awakenings have been reported with in-creasing frequency in the West. There are perhaps two major reasons: more people have been undertaking spiritual disciplines likely to liberate the energy, and more people are aware of what Kundalini is, and therefore more likely to recognize the signs of it. Scientific research of Kundalini remains embryonic, hampered by the nonphysical nature of the energy and its unpredictability

Yoga is the art of uniting the individual soul with the Supreme Soul, of uniting the Kundalini Sakti lying dormant in the Muladhara Chakra with Siva in the … Samadhi illumines the soul and reveals the Self, by piercing the veil of ignorance.

The normal mind is incapable of piercing the veil of senses or of time and distance on account of the restrictions imposed by the very structure of the organ through which it manifests itself .

Yogis can pierce the veil of time and go back and forth from life to death and death to life insplit seconds. Yoga teaches that it is possible to pierce the veil of maya and attain mystical union with the All. This produces a state of bliss known as samadhi.

By such awakening, it pierces the veil of ignorance and also brings out mystical experiences to the meditator.

If one were able to pierce through the veil of form , he would see the relativity of both form – possessing and formless experience. The piercing of the veil between the outer consciousness and the inner being is one of the crucial movements in yoga.

Kundalini is that treasure within you which has been left unused, untapped. You could use that energy to transform this into a completely different dimension altogether; a dimension that you cannot imagine.

To understand kundalini on spiritual, energetic, and biological levels is to hold the key to chakra medicine, the ultimate goal of which is to merge our human and spiritual qualities so that every day we are alive is a brilliant one.

“What is Kundalini actually? You experience it when the energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to create such a sensitivity that the totality of the brain receives signals and integrates them. The person understands the effect of the effect in a sequence of the causes. In other words, man becomes totally and wholly aware. We call it the yoga of awareness. Just as all rivers end up in the ocean, all yogas end up raising the Kundalini in man.”

BLESSINGS OF KUNDALINI RISING

Yogis call the pineal gland the Thousand-Petaled Lotus, the seat of the soul. It sits at the center of the skull. When we chant in this uplifted state of Kundalini energy, those thousand petals start vibrating and stimulate the seventy-two Naadis in the body, thus creating seventy-two thousand pulses of positive energy that course through the body. The yogis say that as this happens, the lotus turns and rains nectar down upon us, cleansing the Chakras and filling us with blessings

The perception of shapes as having a certain number of petals, as being of a certain color, and being opaque or radiant is merely a summary of the visual rendering of these frequencies. In this context, the root chakra is traditionally described as having only four petals, while the crown chakra has a thousand petals. Clearly, the energy (frequency) of the root chakra is less vibrant than the energy of crown chakra that radiates with pure potential and thought. Indeed, the root chakra is a latent energy described as the dormant kundalini. This latent energy is dull and opaque. The ascension of the kundalini generates higher frequencies

No samadhi is possible without kundalin energy being awakened.

Each chakaras has its appropriate number of petals and corresponding color, Mulddhdra is represented as red lotus of four petals; Svddhisthdna as a vermilion lotus of six petals, Manipura as blue lotus of ten petals; Andhata as lotus of twelve petals of deep red color; Visuddja as lotus sixteen petals of smoky purple;, Ajfia as a lotus of two white petals, and, lastly, Sahasrdra is the thousand-petals lotus of light of a thousand suns.

The chakaras are more usually represented as lotuses. As Kundalini reaches each chakra,. That lotus opens and lifts its flower; and as soon as the she leaves for a higher chakra, the lotus closes its petals and hangs down, symbolizing the activation of the energies of the chakra and their assimilation to Kundalini. The increasing number of lotus petals, in ascending order, may be taken to indicate the rising energy or vibration-frequencies of the respective chakras, each functioning as ‘transformer’ of energies from one potency to another.

A man’s soul is automatically attracted towards God as it is as part of Him. But when he assumes his affinity with Prakriti (maya or Matter), he is disinclined from God and is inclined to the world. This attraction is called lust or desire or hope or ambition. The thing that is desired is perishable, constantly changing in color and pattern like a kaleidoscope, while the self is eternal and unchanging. But he by identifying himself with the Prakriti and body and tries to please the body from these worldly things. This attraction or attachment lead him to the cycle of birth and death thus nothing but the misery and unhappiness. But if he practices any one of the disciplines, such as Knowledge (Samkhya yoga), action (Karma yoga), or devotion (Bhakti yoga) he can be free from the cycle of birth and death.

The final objective of Kundalini raising may take many years. It is achieved when the Kundalini, or kunda power, reaches the final chakra point inside the skull. With a psychic explosion it is said to awaken a ten-thousand-petal lotus. This is a graphic way of describing complete cosmic consciousness and god-realization. Descriptions are vivid. Brilliant stars and flaming tongues are seen. A realized person sees an entire world inside of his head complete with its own miniature mountain, lake, sun, and moon. In the midst of this world, the god Siva is seen enthroned. This is union, absorption, identity. The transcendent state of being-consciousness-bliss has been reached.

To free the human mind from words and explanations is one of the main aims. As long as we try to explain things, we are bound by karma; trapped in our conceptual network. To transcend words and explanations meant to break the bonds of karma and attain liberation.

Rajneesh taught that the human mind is our “chief villain,” for it acts like a prism, dividing one ray into many. The mind is the source of bondage because it can only see an object by separating it from others, by labeling or categorizing it.

Most people’s journey through life is one of suffering and joy. Our aim is to decrease the suffering and increase the joyfulness, and this can only be achieved through the rising of the ambrosial current within us. This is sometimes called the divine source or universal energy, or power of the Holy Spirit (Christianity) or Kundalini (Hinduism) or Secret energy of the Golden Flower (Taoist) or thousand petals Lotus (Buddhism). It has been given many names but the gift and the experience is one and the same, irrespective of what religious leaders preach, or what scientists teach.

Science has come a long way we now know that our Sun is one of billions of stars in the galaxy and that it converts six hundred million tons of hydrogen into helium every second, and has been doing so for more than four billion years. Scientists now tell us that every atom in our bodies, the heavier ones being in our bones, was present in stars billions of years ago! We know that everything on earth is made up of millions upon millions of atoms. Energy is released when atoms split or undergo fission. When it splits into two it releases energy as light, heat and radiation.

It also produces neutrons, tiny particles of the split atom, which causes fission in other atoms, to cause a chain reaction.

The energy released when a chain reaction occurs is enormous. In the same way when these chakras are energized they produce their own electromagnetic field of light similar to a laser beam.

Science has already shown us that a laser beam is a beam of very pure light which is so powerful it can drill a tiny hole in a diamond, slice through steel plates, and help in delicate surgical operations.

So then this pure light of divine energy gives us the energy and vitality to heal our bodies and enables us to cope well in traumatic situations. In other words it makes us truly powerful people; but in order to activate this energy, it is essential to keep these chakras open to receiving and expressing this life- force vital energy.

We have the choice to use it or lose it. It is like controlling the brain centres, but unlike the brain they are not yet visible to the intellectual mind. However, as scientific research reveals more and more of the workings of the human brain perhaps, in the not too distant future, these energy centres too will be revealed to the intellectual mind.

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Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we stimulate and release this unused kundalini energy, and allow it (it is never forced) to rise up the central column of the spine until it reaches the top of the skull, activat-ing the secretion of the pineal gland. This brings about a major change of consciousness.

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Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, we stimulate and release this unused kundalini energy, and allow it (it is never forced) to rise up the central column of the spine until it reaches the top of the skull, activat-ing the secretion of the pineal gland. This brings about a major change of consciousness.

When this energy returns down the Ida and Pingala and activates and balances the various energy centers, there is a major change in the person’s life. Although there are cases of the kundalini rising sponta-neously, without purposeful spiritual practice, your reservoir of kundalini ener-gy usually remains dormant throughout your entire life. It’s like having a rac-ing car and never getting out of first gear!

“Wherever there was any manifestation of what is ordinarily called supernatural power or wisdom, there a little current of kundalini must have found its way into the shushmana. Only. in the vast majority of such cases. people had ignorantly stumbled on some practice which set free a minute portion of the coiled up kundalini. All worship, consciously or unconsciously. leads to this end.”

CREATIVE POTENTIAL

“What is Kumlalin’? The energy of the glandular system combines with the nervous system to become more sensitive so that the totality of the brain per-ceives signals and interprets them, so that the effect of the sequence of the cause becomes very clear to the man. In other words, man becomes totally, wholesomely aware. That is why it is called the Yoga of Awareness. As all rivers end up in the same ocean, all yoga ends up by raising the kundalini in the man. What is the kundalini? The creative potential of the man.”

Kundallni is a reservoir of latent energy that resides at the base of the spine of every human being. She is located in the Muladhara Chakra, lying in a coiled form of three and a half time at the mouth of Sushumna, the central energy channel of the subtle body, keeping it closed. Psycho-spiritual in nature and an aspect of Shakti, she is also known as ‘Liquid Fire’ or ‘Liquid Light’.

The return journey

The awakening of dormant Kundalini followed by its ascent up through Sushumna marks the return journey. To awaken Kundalini is the biggest hurdle, an extremely challenging task. An entire lifetime of pursuit and practices may not be enough to achieve this goal.

The innermost layer and closest to our soul, it is the eternal center of consciousness. There is a great difference between the joy and pleasure experienced by the mind and this sheath of bliss. The mind feels happiness and pleasure based on external circumstances and sensory stimulus which is temporary and the feeling changes over time. The state of eternal bliss is the everlasting peace and joy experienced just due to our being, without any external factor. It has its origin in Sahasrara Chakra. It is also known as casual body.

This is the final stage of meditation, where a state of supreme bliss and divine Consciousness is achieved. At this stage the Kundalini Shakti rising from the base of the spine unites with Shiva in the crown of our head. This is called enlightenment and it is the Realization of the Ultimate Truth.

Kundalini Energy. The place in the body where dormant energy lies, from which all potential might be accessed, involves a gland tucked under the sacral bone at the lower end of the spine. In Sanskrit it is called the Kunda. Medical science is aware of the organ and refers to it as the coccygeal body, but doesn’t understand its function.

“Kunda” literally means “reservoir.” This reservoir lies dormant as a pool without a single ripple. The energy is sleeping so deeply that one could go through an entire lifetime unaware of it. “Kundalini” is a little pool of energy that has been activated.

Kundalini is not the whole of the Kunda but only a little wave that has been aroused and brought into consciousness. It is a hint of what is possible when the infinite reservoir of primal power is accessed.

When that awakening happens, when that energy moves upward to nourish the brain, you are startled to find the dimensions that open and the knowl-edge and capabilities that are suddenly available.

They have always been present but are not in your awareness until Kundalini is activated. A tiny trickle of Kundalini is already awakened. It animates your body, providing just enough consciousness to get through the day but not enough to access the higher realms. This minimal flow of Kundalini energizes all the senses.

As the flow increases, you can access the invisible spiritual dimensions beyond the limits of the senses.

How it Works.

Physiologically the Kunda interacts with the reservoir of cerebro-spinal fluid at the base of the spine. The fluid continuously flows up to the brain bringing nutrients and bathing every cell. Then the fluid moves back down the spinal circuit carrying away metabolic residue. The movement of the LifeForce (Shakti) energy magnetizes the spinal fluid.

When this magnetized fluid reaches the brain many neurons, formerly dormant, become activated. There are two main types of pranic energy. The energy accessed at the base of the spine is lunar prana, “Shakti,” magnetic feminine energy related to physical manifestation and the lower chakras. The energy accessed in the brain is solar prana, “Shiva,” electrical masculine energy coming from the heavens. These two energies are constantly intermixing through your body.

If it were not so, life could not continue. The four ventricles (cavities) in the brain all serve as reservoirs for the cerebro-spinal fluid. When the fluid is magnetized by Shakti energy, the brain reservoirs become a magnetic field which attracts. Shiva (electrical energy). Thus the ancient myth is played out in your own physiology.

You cannot feel Kundalini in the brain until you have refined your sensitivity.

As you begin to awaken Kundalini and it rises from one chakra to the next, new energies begin to flow through your being. You might occasionally experience involuntary movements (kriyas) indicating resistance to its passage. As the flow becomes steady, goals and desires which you once thought to be important lose their fascina-tion. Consciousness becomes more refined, vibrating at higher frequencies. At each level of consciousness, new dimensions of your Being begin to open up. Eventually you transcend the sensory plane and enter more subtle bodies (etheric, mental, astral.)

This power or energy is called the kundalini . Kundalini shakti is defined in the traditional tantric philosophy as the power that is lying unused in the human body . Tantra aims to tap this reservoir , set in motion by the latent energy , and give full …

Kundalini Energy

The Root or Base Chakra represents the seat of energy, the basic force that infuses life. The Hindu religion refers to this base as the reservoir of Kundalini energy. Kundalini is believed to emanate from a central core of the body, physically related to the spine. Through a channel called the Sushumna, the energy rises through a cavity in the bony canal of the spinal cord. This physical canal also provides a central connecting electrical system from which the peripheral spinal nerves of the body communicate with the brain.

The Silver Cord

Sanskrit teachings detail a “silver cord” connecting the human spirit with God, a Higher Power or an overriding Spiritual Principle. This Divine energy flows down through the top of the head, or Crown Chakra. An extension of Sushumna energy, the “silver cord,” connects the spirit and body together. Kundalini yoga or meditation practitioners often teach techniques which implement the movement of Kundalini energy from the Root Chakra at the base of the spine, all the way up the Kundalini Path of energy to the Crown Chakra—and on to connection with the Divine spirit and spiritual reality.

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While the Philosopher’s Stone has remained an eternal puzzle and great mystery to many people for centuries, the real power of the stone may have always been inside us. Tavistock Institute. Part 143

While the Philosopher’s Stone has remained an eternal puzzle and great mystery to many people for centuries, the real power of the stone may have always been inside us. Tavistock Institute. Part 143

The kundalini also seems to be a factor in the production of the Philosopher ‘ s Stone ,

Life is amazing! Every 13,000 years on Earth a sacred and secret event takes place that changes everything, an event that changes the very course of history. And at this moment, this rare event is occurring, but only a few people know. And most of those who do know have kept it quiet and hidden until now.

What I am speaking about is the Earth’s Kundalini. Connected to the center of the Earth is an energy that appears and behaves much like a snake as it moves, similar to the way Kundalini energy moves in the human body. It is this energy that gives rise to the spiritual seekers everywhere on Earth—not only in the ashrams, kankas, and monasteries of the world, but also even in ordinary life and ordinary people who, in their own way, are seeking God.

The Earth’s Kundalini Is the secret energy that is connected to the hearts of all of mankind. The Earth’s Kundalini is always attached to a single location on the surface of the Earth and stays there for a period of about 13,000 years. But then it moves to a new location for the next 13,000 years, based upon cycles of time, or what we call the Precession of the Equinox. And when it moves, our idea of what “spiritual” means changes. It transforms according to the new energies of the future cycle, leading us Into a higher spiritual path.

The bigger picture is this. The Kundalini has two poles, and one is in the exact center of the Earth. The other is located on the surface somewhere and anywhere in the world. It is the consciousness of the Earth herself that decides where it is to be. And there Is a pulse of exactly 12,920 years when the polarity of the Earth’s Kundalini changes to the opposite pole, and it simultaneously changes location on the surface of the Earth.

This new location not only rapidly wakes up the people living near this sacred point on the Earth, but also It sends a frequency into the electromagnetic grids surrounding the Earth. This, in turn, affects those consciousness grids In ways that are determined by the Earth’s DNA. We grow according to a set plan and design. To the few that know of this event and what is occurring all around us, a wisdom is transferred, and a peaceful state of being becomes their inheritance, for they know the awesome truth. In the midst of chaos, war, starvation, plagues, environmental crisis, and moral breakdown that we are all experiencing here on Earth today at the end of this cycle, they understand the transition and know no fear. This fearless state is the secret key to the transformation that, for millions of years, has always followed this sacred cosmic event. On one level, this means that spiritually the female will now have her turn to lead mankind (womankind) into the New Light. And eventually, this female spiritual light will permeate the entire range of human

In Kundalini Yoga , there is often a parallel drawn between these rivers and the awakening of the Kundalini – the serpent – power that lies dormant at the base of the spine

But amţita is hidden away in the depths of the ocean ; it can be obtained only by churning the sea .

A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying!’ said Harry… ‘Anyone would want it: — The Philosopher´s Stone.

The prize is a Philosopher’s Stone – a precious jewel that is a great source of power. According to literature, the Philosopher’s Stone is a mysterious substance with astonishing powers. It is alchemy’s most famous symbol of transformation. Alchemists, who use knowledge from magic, philosophy, chemistry and psychology, have desperately wanted to make or find this stone.

Among its supposed powers is an ability to transform metal into gold. Such a stone also produces the Elixir of Life, which makes its drinkers immortal. Over many centuries, alchemists have tried to change crude materials into fine and flashy products. They have mixed poor ingredients together in the hope of getting rich results.

Working in secret laboratories, alchemists would blend gross chemicals like sulphur and mercury to try to produce pure gold. Alchemists were determined to turn raw and vile elements into something better, higher and more powerful. The true power of the Philosopher’s Stone, however, may be much more personal. Some experts believe that the power of the stone is not about transforming physical ingredients into material rewards at all. Rather, the stone represents powerful psychological change.

The stone symbolizes the achievement of inner power at the highest level. According to the Swiss psychiatrist Dr Carl Jung, great transformations take place deep inside the human mind and soul. And it takes time and experience for our psychological states to develop into something sophisticated or superior. In his famous psychoanalytical works, Jung believes the Philosopher’s Stone has strong psychological power and he calls it lapis philosophorum.

While the Philosopher’s Stone has remained an eternal puzzle and great mystery to many people for centuries, the real power of the stone may have always been inside us. The playwright Ben Jonson, for example, describes the stone in The Alchemist as:

A stone and not, A stone; a spirit, a soul, and a body, Which if you do dissolve it, it is dissolv’d. If you coagulate it, it is coagulated, If you make it flie, it flieth.

So, the stone has a spirit and soul – signs of psychological life. And it flies – just like hope and happiness are said to do. Sure enough, the word psyche in psychology also means the soul or the very essence of life, according to the ancient Greeks.

In her book Emotional Alchemy, psychotherapist Dr Tara Bennett-Coleman confirms that the alchemist’s stone is really about developing psychological power.

Alchemists, the tales go, sought to use a magical Philosopher’s Stone to transmute lead into gold. But lead and gold, in the more philosophical school of alchemy, were metaphors for internal states: the alchemist’s discipline was one of psychological and spiritual transformation. Alchemists realized the mystery they sought to solve was not outside but in the psyche.

Alchemy is about changing “our ordinary state of mind” from a “lump of coal” to the “clear awareness of a diamond” and turning “our confused and crippling emotions into the gold of insight”, says Dr Bennett-Coleman. With the right approach, all people have the power to turn their heart-breaking experiences into rich psychological rewards.

Thus, the whole goal of the alchemical art lay in “the general idea that the powers of the cosmic soul must somehow be concentrated in a solid, the philosophers’ stone or elixir, which would then be able to carry out the transmutations that the alchemists desired.”

It was an attempt to reconstruct, for specific cases, the descent of specific minerals from that undifferentiated “cosmic soul” or medium as exactly as possible, in order to incorporate that “cosmic soul’s” very powers of transmutation in ordinary matter. As Holmyard states it, “The underlying idea seems to have been that since the prime matter was the same in all substances, an approximation to this prime matter should be the first quest of alchemy.”38 The ability to confect such a “philosophical gold” would indeed give its possessors an awesome power.

You can see how the same fundamental principles apply to every level, and how the Stone is a real and physically obtainable substance which follows the exact same principles.

It elands from the earth to the km ex It wrath; the lights firm, the heights awl &sands to the meth entailing the sterol the ahem and the belowfor it is niththe hgW of the bet It mends from the earth to the Imam again it dean& to the earth old mann the form of things sprier and rafeeier. The earners from the earth into the tend even &sends from the sky to the earth. and remises the poser and effinay ?things above and of things halos: Ii abrisebfrom moth into Imam and gain it dearnde to the earth. and maims the pears of higher and of kw Minsk It repeatedly ascends born earth to heaven, and then descends Irons beaten to earth, thus teething power lions both the high and the low.

Again, direct instructions for making the Stone, now focusing on the Second Part of the practical operations. ‘the Stone is repeatedly evaporated (ascends) and condensed (descends), from this it becomes more purified and gains power (more life-orerry.)

The repeated change of state, between solid, liquid and gas, allows the substance to become purer and it increases the amount of life energy.

From a spiritual perspective you could say that our moving between the astral and physical planes, repeatedly dying and being hoe again, is an example of us perfecting ourselves, following the same principles.

Therefor the darkness flees it.

By this memuye shall beer the glory of the whole world that all obscurity shall fly from you. By this means yoy acquire the glory of the whole world, and so you will and drive away all shadows and blindness. Thus you will have the glory of the whole world. Therefore, all obscurity will flee from you. Then you will have the glory of the whole world. All ignorance will flee from you.

This is saying firstly that you will have the “glory of the whole world”, which is the highest honor in the physical world: the Philosophers’ Stone, which is the physical counterpart of the power of God.

Secondly, all obscurity, or ignorance, will Ike from you. This applies of course on every kveL It means that you will now understand so much about the workings of Nature, and no longer be ignorant, and new knowledge will come to you easily it will be easy for you to see the truth from the lies. It also means, from the physical standpoint of making the Stone, that once past a certain point of purity, the Stone will very quickly be able to become more pure. Once it gets passed a tipping point, the Stone will convert impurity into its own pure form, as opposed to being diluted or corrupted by any dense or impure particles (exponential development.)

The greatest power overcomes everything that is subtle and it penetrates all that is coarse. Its force is above all force, for it vanquishes every subtle thing and penetrates every solid thing. For this by its fortitude snatches the palm from all other fortitude and power. For it is able to penetrate and subdue everything subtle and everything crude and hard. Of all strength this is true strength, because it will conquer all that is subtle, and penetrate all that is solid It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things.

The Stone will convert all subtle and undetermined things into its own form, and for solid (determined) things it will penetrate them and bring them towards their true perfection. This is why it will protect a life-form from decay, and it will turn any metal into gold. It penetrates all things and encourages them to reach their full potential.

All things: all matter, all worlds, all frequencies, all universes, all planes, are adaptations of the same thing, following the same principles. It starts with the One, and from there each level is a distorted reflection, an adaptation of the same thing, each level being a reflection of the level above. This is how all things are made. This is why the physical world exists. This is what it is. This is what all things are.

The scholars made this their path. This is why Thrice Hermes was exalted with wisdom. Hence I am called Hermes Trismegist, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. And because of this they have called me Hermes Tristmegistus since I have the three parts of the wisdom and Philosophy of the whole universe. Therefore am I named Thrice-Great Hermes, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world

This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world.

Alchemy is the path of knowledge. One of the more difficult paths to enlightenment, reserved for the wise and intellectual. Traditionally that was so, but now is the time of alchemy.

Hermes is “thrice-great” (three times great) because he was the custodian of the three sacred sciences: alchemy, astrology and geometry. The three sacred sciences are all related to each other of course, since like everything else they follow the same principles.

According to Hermes, this should be all that is necessary to fully understand. That is assuming you already have a good understanding of philosophical principles. I hope that my commentary has helped you to understand The Emerald Tablet and see the truth of alchemy.

It is the operation of the sun because the sun is a level above us and a symbol for the Stone. The same principles apply on every level.

A fundamental truth, without error, perfect and complete. As above, so below; the greater and lesser; macrocosm and microcosm: they are the same. Following this principle, all things were made from the One. And as all things arose from a thought by the One; thus all things were formed as an adaptation of the One.

This is the fundamentalprincipk Its father is the Sun, its mother is the Moon, it is carried by the wind, it is nursed by the earth. Its power is complete if it can be turned into earth. Separate the earth from the fire; the subtle from the dense, the light from the heavy; with care and wisdom. It repeatedly ascends from earth to heaven, and then descends from heaven to earth, thus receiving power from both the high and the low.

Then you will have the slog of the whole world All ignorance willfkefeom you. It is true force and the most powerful, for it conquers all subtle things and penetrates all solid things. This is how the world was made. Each level is a reflection of the one above; the microcosm is in accordance with the macrocosm. Now you know how all things are made through adaptation from the One. This is the path of knowledge. Hence I am Hermes Thrice-Great, having three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. I have said all that is needed concerning the operation of the Sun.

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With the awakening of Kundalini, your inner eye will be opened. The kundalini within us is relentless when we invite its awakening. It wants us to open up and connect with the source, with the divine. Tavistock Institute. Part 138

With the awakening of Kundalini, your inner eye will be opened. The kundalini within us is relentless when we invite its awakening. It wants us to open up and connect with the source, with the divine. Tavistock Institute. Part 138

When the kundalini rises through the central canal , it pierces the six chakras and finally enters the crown where samadhi is experienced .

Each chakra has its own seed , its own orientation to subtle light energy called tattwas and is controlled by its own guna or kind of prakriti . … For the kundalini or energy of consciousness to keep on rising higher and higher , a complete purification of the self – sense through the direct perception of the cosmic intelligence is required . It is known that certain elements and crystals resonate with the lower six padmas or chakras in the order of rising from the root chakra.

Known only to the ancients by such names as the “ sixth sense ” and the “ philosopher ‘ s stone ”, this extraordinary life – force can be tapped to provide an inexhaustible reserve of energy and knowledge.

The prānas are thus withdrawn and absorbed into the main energy – stream of Kundalini. In the ascent of the Kundalini , she ” pierces ” the six chakras or psycho – physical centers, and traverses the zones of matter, mind, and spirit.

In the ascent of Kundalini , called the process of dissolution , the world inage recedes further and further , melting into its subtler components, dissolving as it were into the ever-expanding pool of consciousness, until it completely fades away from vision at the seventh center in the brain.

The sixth sense is the kundalini light

With the awakening of Kundalini, your inner eye will be opened.

The kundalini within us is relentless when we invite its awakening. It wants us to open up and connect with the source, with the divine.

The kundalini runs on your trust, devotion, and hope. It runs on your commitment and determination too, for your commitment to these meditations will certainly help your progress along more than would be the case without them. The kundalini works to get your energy flowing and then you get to see what falls in place around that healed-up core. Through practice, conscious breathing, and the desire to access your higher awareness, in time you will awaken your kundalini and begin on your path to enlightenment.

The genuine mystical state marks a change in depth of the whole human personality and the development of a new supersensory organ of perception , known from immemorial times by diverse names , like the Third Eye , the Sixth Sense

Once the pupil has come to the point of beginning to develop these astral sense organs and thereby is able not only to see sensory impressions in their surroundings but also soul impressions, and thus what exists as aura in human beings, animals and plants, then a whole new level of instruction commences.

Before someone’s lotus flowers start to revolve, they cannot perceive anything of these soul impressions in their environment, just as someone without eyes cannot see colour or light. But having broken through the barrier, and advancing far enough at a preliminary stage of knowledge to be able to see into this soul world, then a person’s real pupilship begins, and leads through four stages of knowl-edge.

What happens at this point when, having completed the preparatory stages, someone becomes a chela? What we have so far described all relates to the astral body, as we have seen; and this is entirely organized by the human body.

Someone who has taken these developmental steps now possesses a quite different aura. Having illumined their astral body through self-awareness and having themselves become the light-filled organization of their astral body, then we say that the pupil has illumined their astral body with mantis.

Manas is nothing other than an astral body under the sway and mastery of self-awareness. Manas and astral body are one and the same thing, albeit at different stages of development.

No practical mystic is concerned with more than four aspects: the physical body, in which chemical and physical laws are at work, then the etheric body, then the astral body, and finally, self-awareness which, at our current evolutionary stage, we call kama-manas, or the self-aware principle of thinking. Manas is nothing other than what self-awareness incorpo-rates into the body.

As it is at present, the etheric body is unavailable to any influence from this self-awareness. We can indirectly affect growth and nutrition but not in the same way as we can allow our wishes, thoughts and ideas to issue from our self-awareness. We cannot ourselves directly initiate our nutrition, digestion and growth, which are not connected with self-awareness. Now this etheric body has to be brought under the sway of the astral body, the aura as we call it.

The self-awareness of the astral body must permeate the etheric body, and be able to work upon it in the same way that a person works upon their aura in the manner described. When, through meditation, through inner contemplation and practice of the soul a person comes to the point where the astral body has been independently organized, then the work transfers to the etheric body; and then the etheric body acquires the inner Word and we not only hear what lives in our surroundings, but the inner meaning of things also resounds in our etheric body.

Through the teachings of Gopi Krishna , the “ Philosophers ‘ Stone , ” or the “ Third Eye , ” etc . , founder of the Kundalini Movement , you can make use Kundalini is the power – reservoir of psychic energy.

The brain is the abode of what we call the supersense , or the sixth sense , or the third eye . This centre is closed and dormant , and once it is opened we shall see life in many new dimensions . Matter will disappear and God will appear.

The brain which opens like a lotus in bloom when watered by the ambrosial current rising through sushumna and functions as the seat of the supersensible perception , the sixth sense or the third eye, in those divinely favored by Kundalini.

Near the base of the spinal cord is an important nerve cluster termed the sacral plexus , and within it is latent the “ Kundalini ” force . If conserved by continence and mentally drawn up to the brain.

There are two power-flows in mantra: one is the prana-flow and the other is the Kundalini flow. Kundalini exercises control over prana, both partially and completely. In partial control, the general creative activities of prana are restrained and the pranic energy is utilized in exhibiting superpowers. When prana is fully controlled, spiritual power arises in mantra by which Kundalini is aroused and her spiritual yoga power is released. This causes the absorption of all creative principles. So in mantra lie both spiritual yoga and wibhuti (superpower). In one aspect, mantra is a means to acquire super-powers; and in another aspect, mantra leads to spiritual yoga. This is why it has been stated: ‘When the principle of mantra is known, a person becomes freed-alive and attains animan power (the power of transforming the material body into subtle body) and other superpowers’.

The Point of No Return

God has no life; he is existence, and the experience of this existence is called samadhi. Normally, when the “inner atom bomb” explodes—that is, when kundalini reaches sahasrara—there is a brief experience of death and resurrection. One passes through samadhi and the experience of Self or God, and then comes back to normal life with a change. The change is received through a second birth; one is reborn, mere human-ness ends, and Godhood begins. But in later encounters with this reality, and sometimes even in the first encounter, the person may be absorbed and gone forever; one may not return from this sojourn to the normal existence one had before samadhi. One is dead on the physical level, and the translation into a higher realm has taken place. This is called “the point of no return.” Meher Baba was lost in such a state for four to five days; he did not know what he was wearing or eating or doing.

Arousal of kundalini energy is one way to begin the dawning of cosmic consciousness and to attain freedom from life after life of experience founded on fear and ego-judgment.

When kundalini reaches the nada stana or the sixth chakra which is the thousand – petaled lotus , one attains the highest peace which is why that chakra is named shanta chakra , shanti meaning peace .

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Kundalini is that treasure within you which has been left unused, untapped. You could use that energy to transform this into a completely different dimension altogether; a dimension that you cannot imagine. The kundalini energy gradually rising to the head over a period of time becomes stronger and stronger and eventually brings enlightenment. The knot of the heart is pierced, and all the doubts of the heart are destroyed along with the bondage of karma. Then one has the vision of the Supreme. Tavistock Institute. Part 135.

Kundalini is that treasure within you which has been left unused, untapped. You could use that energy to transform this into a completely different dimension altogether; a dimension that you cannot imagine. The kundalini energy gradually rising to the head over a period of time becomes stronger and stronger and eventually brings enlightenment. The knot of the heart is pierced, and all the doubts of the heart are destroyed along with the bondage of karma. Then one has the vision of the Supreme. Tavistock Institute. Part 135.

Yoga is the art of uniting the individual soul with the Supreme Soul, of uniting the Kundalini Sakti lying dormant in the Muladhara Chakra with Siva in the Sahasrara Chakra. … Samadhi illumines the soul and reveals the Self, by piercing the veil of ignorance.

Vedanta says that the individual soul is enveloped by five sheaths—Annamaya Kosha (the gross body), Pranamaya Kosha (vital sheath), Manomaya Kosha (the mind), Vijnanamaya Kosha (the intellect), and Anandamaya Kosha (the bliss-sheath or the ignorance that immediately veils the Self), and that the goal of life, viz, Self-realisation is attained by negating the five sheaths and piercing the veil of ignorance.

Kundalini is not a modest energy; it is a monumental force that can be tapped, amplified, directed. As the source of all mystical experience, the awakening of the kundalini shakti vivifies health, vitality, mental clarity, and imagination. Kundalini has the capacity to radically enhance everything you experience, from enjoying the company of another to sitting in profound absorption, rapt with the energy of the cosmos f lowing through you.

Kundalini is that treasure within you which has been left unused, untapped. You could use that energy to transform this into a completely different dimension altogether; a dimension that you cannot imagine.

The kundalini energy gradually rising to the head over a period of time becomes stronger and stronger and eventually brings enlightenment.

The normal mind is incapable of piercing the veil of senses or of time and distance on account of the restrictions imposed by the very structure of the organ through which it manifests itself .

Shakti is able to remove from the minds of yogis the veil which covers the three worlds. This veil of ignorance, which has taken the form of the world, hides one’s own true nature, converts the state of Shiva into the state of individuality, and makes one undergo great sufferings. This veil consists of the three impurities and is also known as the knot of the heart.

“The knot of the heart is pierced, and all the doubts of the heart are destroyed along with the bondage of karma. Then one has the vision of the Supreme.”

When Maha Shakti Kundalini unfolds within, the knot of the heart is automatically pierced, all thoughts and doubts are destroyed, and all karmas are weakened. Kundalini gives a seeker true understanding of all the worldly pleasures which appear so wonderful, and, knowing them to be the cause of the seeker’s bondage, She roots them out for his own good. When Parakundalini Shakti, who is subtler than the subtlest, pierces all the knots which sustain the sense of limitation, the knowledge of the Absolute arises. Then, the yogini Kula Kundalini Shakti sports forever in the yogi’s pure mind. She fills the minds of yogis with bliss, leads them to the state of Shiva, and severs all their worldly bonds. For this reason, yogis continually worship Mother Kundalini through meditation, and thereby please Her. Swimming in the ocean of bliss, such yogis become intoxicated by drinking the nectar of love of the adoring Kundalini; for them, the entire world becomes the embodiment of love.

Kundalini is the belowed and Self-born ONE.

To move the Kundalini is to remove the veil of ignorance.

The last veil falls when our lesser selves are transcended and our center of identity becomes the Self. This is when we can experience the blissful state of Satchitananda and know we are home.

The citshakti kundalini lies hidden by the veil of inveterate ignorance , the shroud of indomitable ego , the mantle of the discursive mind and its varying distractions .

It is by sundering these obscurations and obstructions that the divine potentiality manifests itself . The revelation of the luminous shakti is accomplished by minds capable of transparent purity and penetrating introversion or deep meditation.

It is he who uplifts the Jiva from the quagmire of body and Samsara; removes the veil of ignorance, all doubts , Moha and fear . It is he who awakens the Kundalini and intuition.

The yogi attains freedom from worldly desires and the energy is now directed to higher planes and to the “gateway of liberation.” The aspirant now understands the real meaning of yoga—the Divine Union. With increased concentration and peace of mind, the yogi can see the past and present, and anticipate the future.

A guru is one who has full Self – illumination and who removes the veil of ignorance in deluded jivas. Only man is not aware of it , because of the veil of ignorance before him and getting man´s rightful share in the joy of Divine Bliss.

A Guru can awaken the Kundalini of an aspirant through sight, touch, speech or mere Sankalpa (thought). He can transmit spirituality to the student.

A Master whose Kundalini has been completely activated through the grace of the Guru and who has the blessing of the Kundalini can fully awaken the Kundalini of his disciples.

Shaktipat is the transfer of energy for awakening of the Kundalini of the disciple by the grace of God and Guru.

Scriptures say, seek out a Guru who can awaken Kundalini Shakti, remove the obstacles in your path, and establish you in the Supreme.

The kundalini of others can be awakened only by those whose kundalini is awakened. Those whose kundalini is not awakened cannot awaken the kundalini of others.

This is because he does not possess the necessary knowledge , steadiness of mind , or patience required for this difficult undertaking . Many seekers are found wandering here and there in search of a guru who will awaken their kundalini.

Yoga is definitely a system of having control over the senses , so that these should not disturb the mind striving for the removal of the veil of ignorance.

Moreover an experienced guru ( spiritual guide ) can awaken his desciple’s kundalini apparently by touching his forehead or backbone .

Once you start the practice of kundalini yoga and meditation, these chakras get charged up and begin to vibrate at a new and faster frequency.

We live in a sea of energy. Energy vibrates. Everything in the manifest cre-ation is vibrating. Even seemingly solid, inanimate objects are constantly vibrat-ing. They are simply vibrating at a slower or lower frequency than animate objects. Some vibrations are audible, they are sounds we can hear with our ears. Thoughts are silent sounds, electromagnetic vibrations. The higher the fre-quency, the less dense and more etheric the quality of the vibrations we hear and speak, the more our own vibrational frequency is raised. Raising our own vibration brings us closer to experiencing and merging with the highest vibra-tion of all, GOD, the original cause of the creativity of the universe.

There’s a vibratory frequency that corresponds to everything in the universe. By vibrat-ing a particular combination of sounds, you tune in to various levels of intelligence, or consciousness.

The humans ego keeping Mankind tuned into a world of low vibrational frequencies of negativity, ignorance and FEAR (media, news, movie industry, catastrophic events, or global treaths of somekind).

Granthies: The Psychic Knots Granthies are the psychic knots of the nadis in the spinal chord; these are other than the chakras made up of the ethereal matter. Granthies play an important role in deciding the awakening of the Kundalini, partially or fully. Unless tackled tactfully, these become the biggest hurdle and hindrance in the upward journey of Kundalini. These Granthies (knots) are responsible to provide many Siddhis and Riddhis to aspirants, if opened and balanced properly. There are three major Granthies:

Brahma Granthi Vishnu Granthi Rudra (Mahesha) Granthi Brahma, Vishnu & Rudra (Mahesha) are the Trinity of God (Adi-Purusha) as per the Scriptures. These Knots (Granthies) are the main hindrance in the movement of the Kundalini energy upward.

The Granthies are cosmic in nature and plays a vital role. The Granthies decide the full or the partial awakening in the opening of the six Chakras. The Granthies are also to be opened by the aspirant tactfully. The knot of Brahma restricts the Muladhara chakra. The knot of Vishnu restricts the Anahad chakra and the knot of Rudra restricts the Agyia chakra.

These knots font a significant role in yogic practices and the stages toward enlightenment by breaking through these knots. As per the Scriptures, four stages of progress are described such as arambha, ghata, parichaya and nishpatti. Arambha is associated with breaking the knot of Brahma. Ghata is associated with breaking the knot of Vishnu. Parichaya & nishpatti are associated with breaking the knot of Rudra. After balancing these knots Kundalini may ascend to Sahasrara.

It is the first major blockage to surpass. Without opening of Brahma Granthies it is not possible to come out of the bondage of the material worldly things. This Granthi is linked to other four smaller Granthies. These are known as Bhairavi, Vishala, Chamunda and Shirsha. All these Granthies keep the men under the temptation and bondages of material things like money, lethargy, worldly pleasures, land, property, sex, and ignorance due to Maya. These characteristics develop the concept of Ego `I’ and selfishness in the human personality.

That is when at the second stage, as the praanayaama rises, from the heart to the second stage that is throat area, it is possible to pierce the Vishnu granthi that is the sacred area in the throat. As it is pierced the Yogi experiences bliss, and is indicated by the sound therein. The Vishnu granthi is located at the fourth chakra. The Vishnu granthi is related to the heart and throat chakras and involves the mental and emotional aspects of our existence. Piercing them is what allows the kundalini energy to move unrestrained through our whole system .

Rudra Granthi It is the third and last major Granthi to obstruct. It belongs to Lord Shiva. This Granthi obstructs the aspirants from further progress from crossing the tenth door. This Granthi is responsible for the hindrance for the opening of the Agyia Chakra. Rudra Granthi is related to six important minor Granthies known as Roudra, Mukti, Sanathya, Kapali, Kalachudas and Kulashrva. All these smaller Granthies keeps the aspirant under the wraps of material attachments, illusions of Riddhis and inner psychic powers. This Granthi keeps the aspirant attached to it and stops his further progress. On balancing this Granthi the aspirant is blessed to attain the stage of thrvikalpa Samadhi and have the experience of the cosmic bliss of Shiva Shakti. This Granthi is very difficult to open by the aspirant himself. Only a self-Realized guru can help in opening this Granthi. A realized guru is needed at this stage for further progress.

The opening of Rudra Granthi bestows many powers, Riddhis and Siddhis like: The secret of creation of the universe is revealed to the aspirant. Aspirant is detached form the great illusion and delusion due to Maya. He comes closer to God-realization. Once opened this Granthi also remains opened for the lifetime. It provides many extraordinary Siddhis & Riddhis All the chakras are energized and channelized to connect with the Agyia chakra. The emotions like anger, dullness, agony, sadness, happiness, fear and surprise are get away one after the other from the aspirant. Once opened, it also remains open for the lifetime. When this Granthi is opened, the aspirant gets a victory over the illusions, delusions and Maya of the world. He gets connected with the realm of God-Realization.

According to The Siva Sutras, the Brahmagratithi is the first point pierced by Kundalini before the mulad-hara chakra (at the base of the spine) is pierced; the Visnugranthi is pierced between manipura (at the ab-domen) and anahata (at the heart) chakras; and Rudra-granthi is pierced between the visuddha (at the throat) and the ajna chakra (between the eyes in the forehead). In yoga these represent three levels of consciousness, or stages of bondage which must be released. When piercing Brahmagranthi the physical level or the false identification with the body ends, releasing identification with physical, emotional and sensate interests. One becomes established in totality. Since this is the initial granthi to be pierced upon awakening of Kundalini, this action may carry the responsibility for the chaotic physical and emotional activities that occur in early stages of the process. When the Visnugranthi or mental knot is pierced one gains con-trol of the subtle body, releasing identification with the mind, including desires and mental vacillations. One perceives the universal life principle. When the spiritual center or Rudragranthi is pierced ignorance is removed and the Self is attained, bringing a permanent sensation of bliss.

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The Fifth Kingdom and Kundalini. Tavistock Institute. Part 134

The Fifth Kingdom and Kundalini. Tavistock Institute. Part 134

Many so-called authorities of yoga rate kundalini fire as the highest possible manifestation of the spirit; it is nothing of the sort. Kundalini, a negatively charged energy, is aroused by the influx of the positively charged energy, we call Electric Fire, which is found in the central spiritual sun. When Electric Fire (Fohat) pours through Sahasrara, the crown chakra, kundalini hears the call of her mate and rises from her cave in the base of the spine to meet Him. In the same way, it can be truthfully said that the release of the energy of nuclear fission represents arousal of planetary kundalini. For the first time in the history of the planet, its kundalini is being released consciously and under the control of a higher centre.

That higher chakra or force centre in the planet, which we call the human kingdom, is stimulating that centre at the base of the spine of the Planetary Logos (the mineral kingdom) in the production of atomic energy. As a result, we have the flow of planetary kundalini to higher force centres or chakras, which is Yoga on a planetary scale. The Fire of kundalini, (the inner fire of matter), is aroused as a final step in man’s spiritual development.

There is much misapprehension about the raising of kundalini, but let us assure you, it is most difficult to raise. Only when it progresses geometrically up all three spinal tracts, ida, pingala, and sushumna, with simultaneous action and uniform vibration, is true kundalini fire aroused, and it can only be done by the Higher Self.

Then, when all three fires merge and blend in man’s highest chakras, will he emerge as a perfected Being, and the powers latent within him will be full expressed. In this way, man is slowly changed by solar fire through the long process of earthly evolution and persistent rebirth.

But man can be changed rapidly by the Divine Alchemy of meditation, a process whereby Solar Fire is consciously brought to bear on the personality and on the mental, emotional, and physical bodies of which it is composed. Man is prepared for entry into the Fifth Kingdom and moves from mortality to immortality, from transience to permanence.

When released , it is said to transport an individual to unfathomable heights of spiritual ecstasy. Bliss or superconsciousness is achieved only when the Kundalini rises from its resting place

The fifth kingdom is reqognized as the selfrealized human souls.

The fifth kingdom is; The freeing ofconsciousness by resolution of opposites, and from the thrall of the unconscious, constitutes the inevitable path for the disciple seeking the superconscious, the Fifth Kingdom.

The resolution of the pairs of opposites leads to the integration of personality and its orientation to the soul. The reiteration of this statement in suitably altered language each day could well form the catechism of every disciple. The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi shows clearly that problems related to the unconscious can be resolved by action or outer expression of the opposites of the inner stressors. The prayer ends with a description of the rewards that come from the superconscious when resolution of the opposites is attained.

The more powerful and independent consciousness becomes, and with it the conscious will, the more is the unconscious forced into the background. When this happens, it becomes easily possible for the conscious structures to be detached from the unconscious images. Gaining thus in freedom, they break the chains of mere instinctiveness, and finally arrive at a state that is deprived of, or contrary to instinct. Consciousness thus torn from its roots and no longer able to appeal to the authority of the primordial images, possesses a Promethean freedom.

Jung shows that only the strong can break the anchor-holds of the collective unconscious.

When this is done a condition is produced in the Promethean, in which he is receptive to new ideas. He is, as it were, brainwashed of old concepts, old patterns of activity and old idols. He is not an iconoclast, for he is ready for new ideas and new idols. It is then that the inner Self gains its real opportunity to take hold and direct its lower triad, the personality. New anchors are now established by the aspirant with the Fifth Kingdom, the hierarchy of Masters.

This new realm complements the lower primordial archetypes described in Jung’s collective unconscious. It is the higher counterpart of those lower anchors which, hitherto, bound the man to primordial images.

These anchors may be regarded as the strands of a psychic path, a sort of rope ladder up which, in the manner of Jacob’s ladder, the disciple must mount to enter a new kingdom. Part of it may be described as the antakarana of meditation, or the Rainbow Bridge between the upper and lower triads.*

The link is already faintly established by the initiates of old, or, to put it into modem terminology, within its morphogenic fields which, in their turn, were evolved through the first-born of mankind, those who have fought their way into a greater measure of light than average man knows. The rope, the ladder or the thread is there, for all who would take it. We merely need to unveil it for it is hidden beneath the cobwebs of ritual and religious dogma.

To mount it, we need, in the early stages, to practise traditional methods of focus and self-discipline. This is the path of initiation, and it can be hard and cruel. But its rewards are commensurate with the new vistas and the new polarisations which occur as one mounts the cliff face.

The disciple learns to cooperate actively with the forces of the collective unconsciousness in order to resolve problems within his own framework, to remove repressions and to open channels for the input of energies from the collective superconscious. He must not only perform these disciplines but recognise that he is being assisted by Beings Who inhabit the world of the superconscious as ordinary Man does that of the waking consciousness.

They, the Masters, can do much for the disciple, but, because of the very nature of consciousness, as we have here described it, the disciple must do most of the hard work himself. There is no other way.

This is especially true when energies are being directed into Sahasrara chakra, the crowning glory of Man. In the spiral of consciousness, the disciple becomes aware of other schemes of evolution, of hierarchies of life, invisible to ordinary eyes who are not only using this planet as much as we do for their own expression, but whose very nature and materials constitute the same energy reservoirs that we have been considering here.

This means that the disciple must open his awareness to the vibrations of atma-buddhi-manas, must learn to fashion the antakarana out of his own spiritual substance so that the same three energies will descend into his aura.

He must also practise a way of life that will ensure the flow of spiritualising energies, thus described, will become a permanent and ever-increasing feature of his nature. Discipleship is not impossible without integration of personality but the sharing of hierarchical work is restricted without it.

Massive plans burden the Masters during the present time of change from one age into another and They seek help. But They will not entrust a portion of the Plan to those who have not yet been able to prove that they can manage their own emotional bodies, let alone that of the Planetary Logos!

The inner world of man, his consciousness, which will be directly affected by this great test and which will lead those who pass it successfully from the Fourth to the Fifth Kingdom, to the Kingdom of God, or genuine spiritual consciousness…..and transformation, not to outer ones; to the opening up of the unconscious and the superconscious.

The Fifth Kingdom THE FIFTH KINGDOM (The Kingdom of God)

(1) In the fifth kingdom … the outer phenomenal appearance will be retained, as far as the form is concerned, though refinement and quality will be intensified. The kingdom of God materialises in and through huma-nity. But in the realm of consciousness, a very different state of affairs will be found.

A Master of the Wisdom appears phenomenally to be a human being. He has the physical attributes, functions and habits, and mechanism of the fourth kingdom in nature, but within the form, the consciousness is entirely changed. … In the past each great unfoldment of consciousness, has precipitated new forms. This will no longer occur. … Under the divine plan for this solar system, this form-differentiation has its limitations, and cannot proceed beyond a certain point. This point was reached in the human kingdom for this world cycle.

Now, in the future, the consciousness aspect of Deity will continue to perfect the forms in the fourth kingdom in nature, through the instrumentality of those whose consciousness is that of the fifth kingdom. This is the task of the Hierarchy of Masters.

This is the delegated task of the New Group of World Servers who, upon the physical plane, can become the instrument of Their will. Through this group, the inner divine qualities of goodwill, peace and love, can increase and express them-selves through human beings, functioning in the forms of the fourth kingdom.

From stage to stage, from crisis to crisis, from point to point and from centre to centre, the life of God progresses, leaving greater beauty behind it as it moves through one form after another, and from kingdom to king-dom. One attainment leads to another; out of the lower kingdoms man has emerged, and (as a result of human struggle) the kingdom of God will also appear. The bringing in of that kingdom is all that truely concerns humanity today, and all living processes in mankind are bent towards preparing each individual human being to pass into that kingdom.

The knowledge that there may be greater manifestations than even the kingdom of God, may be inspiring, but that is all. The manifestation of the Kingdom of God on Earth, the preparing of the way for its great Inaugurator, the Christ, the making possible the externalisation of the Hierarchy upon Earth, give us each and all a fully adequate task, and something for which to live and work, to dream and to aspire.

Many of the Initiates of the Hierarchy will work openly , outwardly , on the physical plane , known to all men . … This will become the aim of advanced humanity in this coming age . … The human kingdom is the Fourth Kingdom ; the Masters and the Initiates of the Hierarchy make up the fifth , the emerging Spiritual Kingdom …

Kundalini is our basic evolutionary energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine in the first chakra called Mooladhara, or the root chakra. When consciousness attains a certain stage of development, Kundalini rises to accelerate the process. It marks the shift from the fourth human kingdom to the fifth spiritual kingdom. First, there is mineral, then plant, then animal, finally human; and then we move into the spiritual through the vehicle of Kundalini.

Kundalini is only concerned with truth and authenticity. When we have the courage to face the truth about ourselves and our lives, the Truth sets us free. Kundalini can then work the way it was designed to. Without self-awareness work, Kundalini continues to affect the nervous system in various ways without reaching its ultimate goal of spiritual awakening and self-realization.

In the fifth and final stage, the meaninglessness of life becomes paramount in his consciousness. … in the Bhagavad Gita and Lord Jesus Christ referred to when he said, “Blessed are the persecuted because they will see the Kingdom of God .

We have said that the Power that created the eye can see and the Power that created the ear can hear. If this Power is not in need of a physical eye to be able to see, or a physical ear to hear, it is reasonable to assume that this Power or Energy would not need a vehicle as human beings do at the present stage of evolution.

We must take our hypothesis a step further. If consciousness is energy and energy is indestructible, what happens to that vortex of energy-consciousness when its vehicle of expression, the body, is gone? Will we have bodiless consciousness? What can those forces do? Will they affect anyone? If so, in what way?

What happens to those forces and where do they “reside”? What power can such bodiless consciousness exercise? Is that power inexhaustible? Does it generate itself by itself, or through something else? If we assume that there are bodiless mind-consciousnesses (forces) and if the energy of these forces is lim-ited, where and how might such regeneration take place?

Could these bodiless consciousnesses be termed “extraterrestrial” consciousness, being outside the orbit of the Earth? Can they influence those forces that are still in a body, or use a body as a vehicle, and therefore also use emotional energy?

Can the human mind and its emotional energy become the fuel or recharger of the bodiless consciousness? These thoughts are not as outrageous as they will first appear. Physically, humans feed on the vegetable and animal kingdoms. Emotionally and mentally, people feed on each other. There is no reason to assume that there is not something that would feed on us.

The Archons is said to feed of fear and negativity from Mankind and news bombardning the human mind with just negativity, fear, sorrow and panic in and endless circle.

What is behind the saying, “Ye are gods”? It might indeed be that the accumulation of intelligences makes a demand of enlarging consciousness and that this evolution of humankind is still going on. Perhaps this process was somewhat immature when curiosity brought these young gods down to Earth. Their bodies are described as being ethereal, which means of such fine stuff that it is invisible to sight. Obviously these young gods who stayed around on the Earth for too long lost some of that quality. We are told that their bodies hardened. We must conclude, therefore, that living on Earth would depend on the use of a body, while a center of consciousness that is unencumbered by the heaviness of the body might be able to spend some time on other stars or planets for development, or for the purpose of increasing energy from those who do not care to have it. Energy is available for anyone who wants to make use of it. Pursuing higher consciousness, or increasing our level of consciousness.

In one’s personal worship, a spiritual image may be created and visualized by the power of imagination. This imagery serves a certain purpose only. It is an appearance. The practice of the Divine Light Invocation will make it transitory. Intuitive perception will take proper care of the transition. The image is there-fore a provisional concept of three levels of power: self-mastery; concentration-contemplation; and pure consciousness. Meditation on Light is one of the most subtle ways to start. It sets some seekers free from religious aspects that may be undesirable. At the same time, substitutions of various gods and goddesses is avoided, once the practice of concentration has been mastered. Worship is a process of self-awareness and the seat of what is reflected is somewhere else. It cannot be touched or taken away. Like the fragrance of a flower traveling on the airwaves, it cannot be picked up and placed elsewhere. It is intangible and yet it has a reality of its own. It has a presence.

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES , The Fifth Kingdom, Kundalini. Tavistock Institute. Part 133

ANCIENT MYSTERIES , The Fifth Kingdom, Kundalini. Tavistock Institute. Part 133

Cosmic Consciousness

The goal of all major esoteric traditions and of all world religions is entry into a higher kingdom of nature, into the realm of the gods. This kingdom is known as the Fifth Kingdom, and one’s awareness and experience of its world constitute what is referred to as the superconscious experience. It has been described by all those who have had this extraordinary glimpse of another world, in ecstatic terms, as a state of boundless being and bliss in which one’s individual consciousness merges with the universal consciousness, with the Godhead.

It is a state of beingness and awareness that far surpasses one’s usual limited, narrow view of reality and transports one, for a brief moment, beyond the limits of time and space into another dimension.

The union of the self in man with the Self of the universe is called yoga, the yoking or joining together of the finite self with the Infinite Self, and the process or method for attaining this union is also called yoga. The name given by the Hindus to the highest state of consciousness is called Samadhi; the Zen Buddhists refer to it as Satori; in Taoism, it is known as the absolute Tao. Thomas Merton calls it transcendental unconscious, while the Quakers label it the Inner Light, and Gurdjieff calls it objective consciousness. Jung describes it as the process of individuation, and in Western metaphysical traditions, it is called the fifth state, cosmic consciousness, illumination, and the mystical or religious experience.

No matter what name is given to this phenomenon, the condition implies a state of awareness radically different from that of our ordinary normal waking consciousness . These terms are all descriptive of the merging or union of individual consciousness with that of a Greater Being and becoming one with Him.

When this occurs, there is really no loss of individuality or sense of annihilation, but rather an expansion into a greater beingness in which you discover that you are your finite self no longer, you are something far more glorious than you can ever imagine and that the loss of your finite self is really no loss at all. In fact, it is not, as is stated in the famous line, that the ‘dewdrop slips into the Shining Sea’, but rather that the dewdrop becomes the Shining Sea.

In order to achieve this extraordinary development in awareness and beingness, many disciplines and methods have been developed over the centuries, both by religion and by esoteric traditions known as mystery schools.

Only those who proved themselves worthy and who could be trusted were permitted to enter these schools and be given the keys with which to unlock the hidden potentials within, for the misuse of this information could lead to dire consequences, not only to themselves, but to others. Even the world’s great religions had information which was withheld from the masses and reserved for those few who had earned the right to have this knowledge.

The Mystery Schools

It is a little known fact that every ancient religion and philosophical system had an esoteric or secret teaching for the select few; esoteric has a two-fold meaning: knowledge held in secret, known only to a few and includes secrets concealed from mankind by nature, and the knowledge that comes from within. There was also an exoteric or public teaching for the masses. These ancient teachings, which are known as The Mysteries, dealt with the great Truths about the nature of Reality and of being and nonbeing. Among other things, the Mysteries included in its teachings the study of the origin of the cosmos, called Cosmo genesis, and the study of the origin of man, known as Anthropogenesis. Needless to say, these views differ somewhat from those introduced later by modern science and by present-day theology.

In Egypt. the initiated priests developed occult alphabets and secret rs Egypt. their pledged disciples to preserve their ancient wisdom. It is interesting to note that the Tarot cards which are so popular today are said to contain the key to the Egyptian mysteries. Even in the history of early Christianity, we find the inner teachings preserved for the initiated, while the husks, the outer vehicle, were given to the public.

To you’, said Christ, speaking to his disciples. ‘it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.’ (Mark 4:11) And in the Bible, what is recorded are parables of Jesus, but the ‘mysteries of the kingdom, are withheld. Today, the mystery schools are no longer in existence, and the worlds religions possess only a fraction of this information.

Whatever vestiges of such knowledge that remain in religious teachings have been distorted into a meaningless dogma and ritual which is little understood by the common man and which has only served to separate mankind to a greater extent than before. The separateness occurs because of the disagreements which have arisen in the understanding and interpretation of scriptures produced by individuals who have had the superconscious experience.

Those who have not had this experience would, of course, interpret it in terms of their level of understanding based on their own experiences in our limited three dimensional world. Unfortunately, all religions that are known to us in their church form are only pseudo-religions and present only a travesty of the great Truths. The question arises, then, if esoteric knowledge exists, where can it be found?

The answer, of course, is that the true science of spiritual development always lay in the hands of the Masters of the Wisdom who constitute the inner circle of humanity and who guide the evolution of mankind on this planet. All that Is possible is done by them to help man, but he must seek help.

Moreover, he must first understand that there is a knowledge that far surpasses all ordinary knowledge and that the only way to gain access to that knowledge is to seek it through contact with the Masters, and from deep within his own inner being through meditation. But man, when faced with the idea of a hidden knowledge that would change him from ordinary man into a god, largely ignores it, and those who do hear the call of the Pied Piper get lost in the cul-de-sac of psychism and pseudo-esotericism because they themselves do not know what they are looking for, and in order to receive, one must know what to look for.

Clearly, esoteric knowledge can be given only to those who seek it, for in order to acquire this knowledge and the power that accompanies it, one must go through many preparations, tests, and hard work.

Spiritual Development

BUILDING THE BRIDGEHEAD

The Antakarana

The essence of spiritual development is that we need to build a bridgehead between the Soul and the personality to establish communication between the Soul and its lower vehicle. This bridgehead is called the Antakarana in Sanskrit and is described as a channel along which the energy of the Soul flows with ever increasing force into the energy vortices of the body known as chakras. In average man, only five per cent of the soul’s energies are available to him, but through the practice of meditation, he begins to establish a bridgehead, to build the Antakarana or Jacob’s ladder.

The Human Kingdom: This is very advanced in its spiritual development; some of the advanced elements of humanity are manifesting radioactivity, or what we call initiatory capacity. By this we mean that the advanced elements of the fourth kingdom are radiatory in that their head and heart centres are becoming highly active, and attract to them through groups, other human elements in the spiritualising process. The most advanced human initiates become Masters of the Wisdom, Initiates of the sixth and seventh degrees and eventually, Nirmanakayas.

This is a process which takes the advanced human elements into the fifth kingdom, the kingdom of Souls. whilst retaining a physical body. Such highly evolved humans begin to act within the kingdom of Souls whilst still in physical form. In so doing, they are treading the Path. In order to understand the extent of this spiritual process of treading the Path, it is very helpful to study what happens in the unfoldment of a flower.

If we had trodden the surface of the planet 70 million years ago. we would have observed jungles and vast expanses of green plants, all very appropriate to their star of development, but all of them green, and with no manifestation of radiation or spiritual psychosynthesis. There were no flowers anywhere to be seen.

One must imagine the extraordinary effect of the great spun of spiritual power that enabled some of the green plants to produce species capable of flowering. We ourselves may be compared to such a flowering entity. We are thrust as encapsulated Monads into the harsh soil of the planet Earth and we explore with our roots the elements of eanhly forms which are available to us for our expression.

We then seek other forms of expression, not in the objective world of the material but the inner and subjective world of spirit. We send pan of ourselves upwards into another realm, comparing, in this fashion, to the growth of the plumule part of the seed as it penetrates the world above the harsh surface of the Earth.

We liken this to the Antakarana which reaches inwardly to the lotus of the Soul, and through it, makes contact with the tremendous forces of the sun. In that inner world, we, like the plant, unfold special organs which enable us to accept the energy of the spiritual sun in new planes of endeavour, rather than the simple energies which are available to us in physical form.

We unfold spiritual leaves which accept the higher energies of photosynthesis, and eventually, we swell inwardly, and begin to unfold a bulb-like structure which is the manifestation of the Soul. Highly developed Souls continue to grow in their buds until the precious moment of initiation arises, when a spintual spun, again from the planet Venus, enables the individual bud to burst into flower.

The flowering of the human entity constitutes the final goal of treading the Path. Thus the Soul and its unfoldment is likened to the opening of a lotus bud. Such highly evolved beings radiate their energies to everyone and everything about them. This Is why we say that spirituality is the effort put into raising the consciousness of those around you: the consciousness of plant, animal and mineral elements, as well as the elements of the human kingdom.

This is why we are interested in the processes involved in the flowering of a plant. We too undergo the process of budding. We know what it is like to have stress placed upon us so that the condition becomes almost unbearable, relieved only by an extension of consciousness. When we look at the bud of a rose, we would see, if we could use a microscope to observe it, cells being torn into shreds by the bulging of the underlying structures; so too may the process of human spiritual unfoldment be likened to the opening of flowers which release their higher qualities of scent and colour to the surrounding world. The great occultist Rudolf Steiner described in minute detail how important it is to observe such processes in nature along with the rising and setting of the sun, in order to parallel such achievements with our own structures.

To illustrate the development of the four kingdoms of nature, a diagrammatic representation of the processes involved may be summarised as follows: An analogy may be drawn between the search of man into inner and outer space and his own flowering. In the case of the plant, the seed, which is thrust into the fertile soil, contains within it all the potentialities of its previous lives or antecedents.

When conditions are right, the seed will send out roots. The level of the ground is the barrier between inner and outer space—the hard earth and the subtler air and sunlight. All the time that the plant is searching with its roots for nutrition, it is growing upwards in search of a new dimension that will give it light energy.

Later, there is an unfoldment of itself as stems and leaves in the subtler (inner) realm of the atmosphere and the leaves begin to absorb a subtler more vibrant energy than that taken out of its seed and roots—the energy of sunlight. His Ring-Pass-Not (the circle, bounds or frontier beyond which an entity cannot go because of the limitations of its state of consciousness) also increases as he contacts dimensions of awareness not previously accessible to him.

The point of importance to remember is the upper and lower nature of the plant, so analogous to man and the interconnecting antakarana which has to be built by the plant to its flower and man to his soul.

The biology of spiritual development is concerned with the cultivation and watering of this human tree.

Cultivation is through exercises of discipline; watering is through instructions of initiates who give out the ancient teachings on how to develop the antakarana, and to stir the petals of the soul. As we enter the Age of Aquarius, we can perceive the true meaning of the symbol for the zodiacal Sign of Aquarius which depicts a man bearing a jug of water that is being poured forth, watering the tree of mankind.

The Chakras

A further analogy between man and the flowering plant can be made with regard to the chakras or lotuses located in the etheric tract along the spinal column. There are seven major centres, and although we are most familiar with the chakras that lie in the etheric sheath, the astral and mental sheaths also possess a set of seven chakras each.

The chakras that we are concerned with here are the ones lying along the etheric tract in the spinal column. Ordinarily they are not visible to the physical eye, but any particular centre can be seen clairvoyantly when that centre is activated. However, we need to have a correct understanding of what constitutes chakras or force centres.

Symbolically speaking, chakras are cosmic banks.

Every real effort that we make, every effort that has a right motive, whether it is successful or not, brings a deposit of some record inside these chakras. So when succeeding lives come, when we reincarnate, the qualities we have deposited in these chakras are quickly restored to us and we reach that same level of achievement that we had reached in the previous life. In each life, we start off with the rewards gained in previous lives, because every act of Atma, Buddhi and Manas (which represent the qualities of the Higher Triad: Will, Love-wisdom, and Active Intelligence) is a sparkling jewel placed in these cosmic banks. Likewise, in those lives that lie ahead, these cosmic banks are available to us.

When sufficient development has taken place in these chakras, man awakens to a new awareness of himself and of the world which was not present before the awakening and which is beyond the range of detection of his physical senses.

The chakras, which literally mean circles or wheels in Sanskrit, are connected to their physical counterparts, the endocrine glands and their associated nerve plexuses, through an extensive system of channels called nadis along which prana, cosmic energy, is conveyed from the centres to the organs of the physical body. It is prana which is responsible for the maintenance of life in the physical body. While oxygen and carbon are absorbed directly by the physical body through respiration, prana, is absorbed by the etheric body and channelled through the physical body by means of a system of nadis. Furthermore, while oxygen cannot be stored in the body, prana can be stored.

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Kundalini acts like a superconducter, Did you know that the way cells communicate with each other is by super conductivity? Everyone can access kundalini, but it takes a lot of dedication. Tavistock Institure. Part 128

Kundalini acts like a superconducter, Did you know that the way cells communicate with each other is by super conductivity? Everyone can access kundalini, but it takes a lot of dedication. Tavistock Institure. Part 128

As long as our energy body system suffers blockades, it lacks of supply of our organs with vital energy, what we have to balance on the material plane in any form. With a fully developed aura, our energy body system is like a superconductor, which can let flow the subtle and higher dimensional energies into our energy body system without resistance, which frees us largely from terrestrial dependencies. In my view without Kundalini energy it would be hardly possible, particularly in the Western world, to bring our Aura system fully to unfold or to extend. Of course, the existence of Kundalini speaks for itself.

Well it should be noted that the Kundalini energy is a very powerful energy. If our energy body system is not prepared for this energy it can bring serious crises with itself. Once excessive Kundalini triggering is done, then the energy body system can be so strong muddled up that for a certain time we stand between life and death, and we have no influence on the course. Here, a mental control is practically hardly possible. Therefore, it is advisable to learn to feel when we have to work really with this energy!!! We just live in a time in which the inner desire of people for spiritual development increases more and more. Once the aura system of people is prepared in relation to the Kundalini energy and there is also a strong inner urge for spiritual development, then the Kundalini energy will be noticeable as if by magic.

Kundalini acts like a superconducter

The word superconducter appears in the transformative process making monatomic gold

Let us make some serious research about the gold powder. Neither the old scriptures about the ‘what is it’, the ‘manna’, the ‘ambrosia’, the ‘light bread’ nor David Hudson’s ‘ORME’ (monatomic gold dust) are made up. The truth must be out there, not only ‘presened in heavens’ but somewhere in the labs or the heads of our scientists. David R. Hudson says:

Did you know that over five percent by dry matter weight of the brain tissue is rhodium and iridium in the high spin state? Did you know that the way cells communicate with each other is by super conductivity?

Do you know what speed the superconducting wave travels? The speed of sound. This, in fact, is what is in your body that we call the consciousness. It’s what separates you from a computer.”

Is the spiritual body the same as the super conducting waves within our physical body? Could we be like gods if we could feed it with, what they called, ‘the food of the gods’? Although those of our ancestors, who knew, have been exterminated, we are certainly intelligent enough to rediscover that lost knowledge, even if the research is overdue by thousands of years. Let us put forth our hand and take of the results of our research, eat of the tree of life and live for ‘ever’, in health. Even if we cannot live as long as the God of the OT, because longevity is partially depended on our genes, every extension of our lives would be welcome. The connection Gold–Gold Powder—Energy source becomes more and more obvious. We have been captured by religious doctrines long enough. The doctrine that spiritual salvation is only possible after death has been provided as disinformation. The purpose was to dis-courage us from making any research about things the god of the

When gold and platinum-group metals are transformed into the monatomic state, a fine white powder is produced. This substance was used by pharaohs and kings of the ancient world. It was also part of the secret knowledge of mediaeval alchemy and the Knights Templar. Research on this has been forging ahead, and some amazing properties of high-spin elements have now been scientifically confirmed.

Another reason is probably the passivity of the spiritual body. the lacking of high spin of mind. This is why we, sometimes, have to take time to think before we act (count to ten!). Our consciousness needs sometime to catch up. The high spin of mind and the super conducting waves in our body are working too slowly. For some people. those waves are moving much too slowly.

We cannot increase the amount of rhodium/iridium in our brain, as the amount of those super-conducting elements found in herbs is exceedingly low. Our conclusion is that by increasing such elements in our brain, through the consumption of gold powder (and other high speed essences of precious ‘metals’), we would be better beings. Logics would precede action. Health and longevity would be just a bonus. Escalation of development would be yet another bonus. We have been manipulated to believe that ‘shining’ is fro the gods alone, not for us. We have been prevented from understanding what kind of good life our gold could bring to us.

We have nothing to lose by taking the ancient information seri-ously. David R. Hudson’s research ought to be followed up. Any research on gold powder could show up to be better than storing the gold, or hanging it around our necks. Laurence Gardner says:

We have craved gold, killed for it, dug for it, and died for it, but when all is said and done, we took thousands of tons of the world’s most enchanting substance, molted it into bars and locked it out of sight in barricaded vaults as if it had never been brought out of the earth!”

AWAKEN YOUR KUNDALINI WITH BRAINWAVE TRAINING Our brainwave frequencies influence how we are in the world and how we see the world.

When the left and right hemispheres of our brain are balanced and stable, life doesn’t seem so scary, and we don’t over- or underreact to life’s challenges.

Changing your brainwaves, using brainwave traininng to stimulate the kundalini phenomenon, will leave your mind mentally and emotionally balanced – you’ll be in a “neutral mind.”

Everyone can access kundalini, but it takes a lot of dedication.

With a fully developed aura, our energy body system is like a superconductor, which can let flow the subtle and higher dimensional energies into our energy body system without resistance, which frees us largely from terrestrial dependencies.

Samuel Sagan uses the analogy of a superconductor to illustrate the energetic power of meditation. At normal temperatures the molecules in a substance are in constant motion. This is the nature of heat. Similarly the ordinary mind is in a constant state of agitation with thoughts moving in all directions. If an electrical conductor is cooled down to near absolute zero, the molecules in it more or less stop moving. At this point, surprisingly, the flow of current through it does not freeze; on the contrary, there is zero resistance to the flow so the conductor can carry huge intensities of current. It becomes a superconductor. In the same way, in meditation, the mind becomes still and becomes a superconductor of consciousness and: “surprise, there isn’t boring dullness, there is teingtan experience which sanskrit texts compare with the rising of a million suns”:

Meditation isn’t just about relaxation. It raises the voltage of consciousness. It reveals completely new dimensions of yourself-levels of immense creativity, joy and fun, levels where you are alive, awakened and, even more interesting, levels where you just are. To be, to just be is something that people rarely think about.

As long as our energy body system suffers blockades, it lacks of supply of our organs with vital energy, what we have to balance on the material plane in any form. With a fully developed aura, our energy body system is like a superconductor.

PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

A TECHNOLOGY SO ADVANCED THAT IT IS INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC. ORME GOLD OR WHITE POWDER MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERY OF THE HUMAN RACE SINCE FIRE!

The white-powder-of-gold or m-state was recently discovered to be in the air we breathe and the water we drink. It is a state of matter that is a room temperature superconductor and has inter-dimensional and antigravity properties. It is known as ‘ORME’ gold (orbitally rearranged monatomic elements).

“This information has been kept secret long enough”.

Superconduction is the passage of electron current without generation of heat and hence with zero electrical resistance. Such behavior has been observed only in organic materials and only at temperatures below approximately 20°K, although theory predicts that superconduction might occur in organic materials at room temperatures. The conduction of electrons across interfaces between adjacent superconductive layers behaves differently from current across ordinary solid junctions. Electron tunneling currents across interfaces between superconductive layers or regions have been predicted and demonstrated to have a particular form of temperature dependence… …Little…has suggested DNA as the sort of biological molecule along which electrons might superconduct…

In other words, at ordinary temperatures for living organisms, and under certain temperature conditions, their DNA molecules could actually superconduct electricity!

Perhaps this had something to do with the alchemical claims that the Great Elixir, the Philosophers Stone, also conferred healing and longevity properties on those who consumed it. But what exactly in the DNA could account for this behavior, and what in DNA could possibly link it to Hudson’s strange white powder? Hudson set out to answer these questions, and, focusing on the fact that nerve tissue was somehow involved in the phenomenon, procured the brains of cows and pigs, and decided to do an experiment. Hudson immersed the brains in alternating sulfuric acid and water several times to rid the brain matter of all carbons and nitrous compounds. What was left was dry matter, approximately five percent of which was rhodium and iridium — both platinum group metals! — in the high-spin state, the same state as Hudson’s fine white powderr° In other words, Hudson had found a possible connection, via his white powder high-spin-state platinum group metals, and via the superconductive properties of DNA, to the ancient alchemical insistence that the alchemist himself must in some sense be transformed or purified in order to confect the Philosophers’ Stone, for consider, we now have:

1) matter whose mass exists partly in (56%), and partly outside (44%), of this ordinary three dimensional space (or four-dimensional space-time);

2) matter which only exhibits this property after going through intensely stressful chemical processes in which the alchemical “sequence of colors” is more or less confirmed, and which, as indicated in those texts, exists in a fine white powder form;

3) these properties are apparently related to superconductive properties;

4) there is a relationship to DNA’s superconductive properties, which might account for ancient alchemical warnings that the alchemist himself must be transformed in order ro confect the Philosophers Stone.

To find the “ philosopher ‘ s stone ” of great price , according to this path , the light must enter into the darkness , the commonest , most overlooked and rejected elements of life.

This secret was once well known in the secret schools of Europe: it was called `attaining the philosopher’s stone’. To find the philosopher’s stone, you must discover the secret of the breath.

In Christianity kundalini is referred to as the Holy Spirit. It is the primal life force that animates all living entities, the evolutionary force behind all living matter. In Tantric Yoga kundalini is an aspect of Shakti, the divine female energy. The objective of Kundalini Yoga is to raise the kundalini energy to the crown chakra, where it unites with Shiva, or the male polarity, and inspires awakening. Intriguingly, the kundalini life force energy, referred to by various names, appears to be a universal phenomenon in esoteric teachings for at least the past three thousand years. Kundalini has been interpreted from the Bible as Christ consciousness.

This life force energy is also referenced in alchemical tracts energy using the symbol of the philosopher’s stone.

Jungian psychology equates Kundalini arousal with the seven stages of transmutation of metals [=activating/transmuting the seven chakras] in the attainment of the coveted Philosopher’s Stone, described in ancient alchemical texts. Halligan showed how the raising of Kundalini to the crown chakra at the top of the head essentially equates with alchemical “conjunctio”, the mystical marriage of opposites in any spiritual journey which makes union with the Divine a subjective reality, where the Self is fully formed. “A conjunctio metaphorically creates the Philosopher’s Stone, the Self, unity with the Divine. Therefore, for many Jungians the experience of Kundalini awakening is the Eastern version of individuation [coming into Self-hood].” [Frederica R. Halligan and John J. Shea, The Fires of Desire. Erotic Energies and the Spiritual Quest (New York: Crossroads, 1992)]

The day has come when we should seek to unlock the treasure of this ancient volume with a key fashioned from the Philosopher’s Stone . ” ( The discovery of the philosophers ‘ stone and the awakening of Kundalini are treated as one.

In Lords of Light, W. E. Butler is quoted as saying that these psychic nerve channels exist in the planet as well as humanity, in the form of ley lines. The natural power of creation, the Secret Fire of alchemy or kundalini, is the force, which continually changes all of creation, moving it forward to more and more refined levels. When we create and ingest spagyric or alchemical products, we are assisting Nature, in the quickening of our personal evolutionary process.

For the average seeker, even today , kundalini is a supernatural force which can work wonders when aroused. Only, like the Philosopher’s Stone of the alchemists, one should know the secret by which it can be aroused or manipulated.

For this reason, it may also be termed “autogenic” (Greek for “produced by oneself”)

Spirit is the real elixir of life, the Philosopher’s Stone, the fountain of life eternal, the transforming power that changes to golden truth all that seemed dark and mysterious in the past.

Kundalini is an energy that is to be respected.

But what is kundalini? Is it the energy of the higher spiritual bodies breaking through into the lower levels?

The awakening of kundalini, then, is considered a very special grace in Hinduism. It represents the beginning of the realization of the life of the divine as the essence of the soul itself.

Do not think that you have to have a teacher for everything. The teacher is you! The power is within you, and you do have a regulatory sys-tem. . . . We live in a benificent universe, and guiding spirits are always present to help us in our explorations.” Jesus said quite simply, “Seek and it shall be found, ask and it shall be given unto you.” As I mentioned earlier, the Sufi Masters of the Near East say the same thing: when you are ready for a new lesson in life, the teacher will appear, in whatever form available in your present life.

As we continue to lay our foundation in abiding inner silence, all good things will come.

The guru is in you.

Kundalini, the power of the inner Self, is a potential spiritual energy inherent in every human being. Yoga can be effortlessly achieved by awakening and channeling kundalini, which is loacted in the subtle body, not in the physical body.

It is said that no super conscious state or samadhi is ever possible without the kundalini awakening. Although the word kundalini originated in India, the kundalini awakening experience is common to all religions. For example, in Christianity, it is called the “Holy Spirit.”

Kundalini awakening is a divine gift of God received through the medium of a Guru (true spiritual master).

If we allow the vibrations of the right frequency and phase to reverberate in the brain , we can accumulate enormous amount of energy . This energy is Kundalini.

KUNDALINI VORTEX

The terms venicalitation and venicalizing the chokes were coined by David Wagner. the inventor of the Tachyonization process. which will be described later. With-oh/anon in yogic terms is described by Gabriel Canon. M.D. in his book Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Din, as part of the evolution of the Kundalini process and of awakening. In this kundalini process. the SOEFs become more and more organized as the energy is drawn up.

Our body tends to become more ethnic. The increasingly energized kundalini vortex transmutes more mann and more energy from the more dense subtle energy systems until the subtle energy of the whole organism is drawn into one energy vortex. As the energy naturally begins to lbw down. wan] we literally become one and esperience ourselves as whole and complete. An experiential reminder of this is the almost continual awareness of oneself as single venical transcendent energy field resonating with and being drawn back into the cosmic energy vibration.

This venical resonating and merging experi-ence. particularly during periods of silent mediation. seems to penetrate to the very atomic level of one’s being. At the time of the kundalini awakening. the chakras and the subtle bodies become absorbed into the more purified powerful energy of the kundalini vortex. Enough of the chakra energy is leo to maintain us on the physical plane. but the chathas lose their predominant role and significance.

What is left is the continual experience of the pulsation of the pure pram flowing down through the kundalini vortex. This becomes the central energy source of the physical system. The crown chakta changes at kundalini. awakening from a minor portal of energy entry to that of the moat important source of energy in the system.

The whole system thus reaches a higher level of SOEF organization and pros ides a model that explains the process of resurrection. It may also explain the passage in John 20:17. in which Jesus says to Mary Magdalene. “Stop clinging to me. For I have MN yet ascended to the father.” In John 20:19 and John 20:26. Jesus passes through the locked doors of his disciples’ dwellings to bless them with peace.

What may he happening is that Jesus SOEF was so highly organized and his physical structure so nearly transmuted into the ethnic level that he was able to go the next step and make his body totally ethnic by the use of his mind.

This would allow him to pass through locked doors.. By projecting his mind down into ihe vortex. he could draw up the materials needed into the SOEF to repaitem and recreate his own body as needed to serve the will of God. This is a theoretical extension of our total seats and SOEF aspects of our new holistic paradigm.

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At the base of the spinal cord every human being has a powerful, yet dormant source of energy … If this awakening is to become a universal event, then the entire social structure has to be reorganized. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful, transformative, spiritual technology; fast, focused, and effective. It is your birthright and our life- purpose should be to access it. Tavistock Institute. Part 127

At the base of the spinal cord every human being has a powerful, yet dormant source of energy … If this awakening is to become a universal event, then the entire social structure has to be reorganized. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful, transformative, spiritual technology; fast, focused, and effective. It is your birthright and our life- purpose should be to access it. Tavistock Institute. Part 127

At the base of the spinal cord every human being has a powerful, yet dormant source of energy … If this awakening is to become a universal event, then the entire social structure has to be reorganized.

When the Kundalini energy reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head , “ the individual self merges in the universal Self.

It is so realized because the Spirit has then pierced through the veil of Maya which as mind and matter obscures this knowledge from itself. The means by which this is achieved is the Yoga process which liberates from Maya.

The idea of Shakti is prominent in Tantra where the Kundalini energy is directed toward attaining higher consciousness and liberation from ignorance

The divine mind, like the center of the heavens, is remote; Knowledge of it is difficult; the masses do not know it … Though a man may observe what the will of the god is, the masses do not know it [Lambert, 1996, p. 87].

Awakening of Kundalini:

When our mind enters Bajra (which starts from Swadisthan) Kundalini power awakens. Kundalini is a divine power which is in a sleeping state at the base of the spine. By doing second Kriya, Kundalini awakens. It is a great divine power. When you enter Swadhistan, Kundalini starts to awaken. When you enter Manipura, Kundalini is active. This kundalini, we have to bring up to sahasrasar. When our mind enters Chitra, this is where the kundalini gets activated and pure and sattvic (divine) intellect appears and the connection with this materialistic world ceases. You will come to know everything as well as whatever specific things you want to know.

In the beginning of Kriya practice, everything is dark in the inside world. We cannot assess anything at that time. We have to have full faith in the Guru and should practice as per the Guru’s guidance for a long time without any expectations. Then one can get success. Out of millions of people, only a few people try to practice Kriya yoga and of them, one or two get success. They are the real seekers. Real seekers never give up practising Kriya, whether they achieve or not. They have patience, trust in the Guru and they try to practice perfectly as per the Gurus’ advice. In the beginning, all three of these are required: faith in the Guru, practicing regularly and practicing correctly. Then one day we will start to get results – this is one hundred percent guaranteed.

We do not know how many times we have taken birth and died. By the grace of God, when we start realising the pain of birth and death, we want to get Moksha or salvation. We search for a real Gum who is the representative of God and He/she is the only one who can show us the path to God, turn our mind from the materialistic world to the Divine world, and show us the way to salvation.

Kundalini is our latent spiritual potential, depicted as a serpent coiled at the base of the spine. This latent force is awakened by Kundalini Yoga as a psychic nerve energy. Its purpose is to raise consciousness, ascending via the chakras to the crown, connecting to the Infinite and realizing Samadhi (enlightenment). Attempting or achieving this process is “raising Kundalini”. Bringing that awareness back down and applying it in the everyday world for the greater good is the less-talked-about completion of the Kundalini journey.

Kundalini: the Essence of Yoga

“Yoga” means “union” or “to yoke” in Sanskrit, describing the means for the Self to reunite with the whole. Every religion is a yoga in that each points to God, and every holistic practice is in essence a yoga in that it promotes the harmony of the whole. The postures commonly described as “yoga” make up but one of many yogic paths. “Kundalini” literally means “the coil in the hair of the beloved”, but symbolizes the uncoiling of the inner awareness of our spiritual nature. Kundalini Yoga is the means by which we can safely prepare to activate and channel Kundalini energy, to raise our consciousness through the chakras, and through which we can transform our height-ened spiritual awareness into constructive action. Kundalini Yoga is a powerful, transformative, spiritual technology; fast, focused, and effective. It is your birthright and our life- purpose should be to access it.

Yogic Energetic Physiology The purpose of raising Kundalini energy is to achieve Samadhi, to experience the full energy of consciousness or the energy of full consciousness. The Kundalini process fuses the energies of Shakti, the female principle, with Shiva, the male principle. Through practice of Kundalini Yoga the pranic force is directed downwards, as the apanic force is directed upwards, using the Mul Bandh and Uddiyana Bandh (see Bandhs, pp-134-5). This generates powerful psychic heat called Tapa. These forces are mixed at the Navel Point in an alchemical fusion of Shakti and Shiva energies. This energy is directed to penetrate the Base (First) Chakra, around which dormant Kundalini energy lies coiled. This initiates the awakening of Kundalini, which rises through the central Sushumna. If the channels of Ida and Pingala are clear, and the intent of the aspirant is pure, Kundalini can rise, activating each chakra, and realizing Samadhi. The ability to maintain or access this union gives spiritual liberation and is the fully awakened Kundalini. Kundalini energy is like a rocket; it may eventually transcend gravity, but its tendency is to be aroused, to rise up, and then fall back into its sleeping state.

Divine qualities inhere in it in a latent and finite form and a jiva can develop them through practice of a spiritual discipline by purifying the mind. One cannot develop them to an infinite level because individual mind is finite and remains so even with spiritual growth. Know it for certain that no spiritual progress is possible unless one cultivates divine qualities consciously through practice and, at the same time, shedding their undesirable counterparts.

Knowledge is the perception or recognition of a subject or an object by knowing its characteristics. For example, to know that a tiger has stripes, four legs and is carnivorous is its knowledge.

The divine consciousness uses its inherent knowledge to create the world appearance and its myriad objects. Knowledge is gained in the light that exists naturally in the consciousness. The veil of samaskaras partially blocks the divine light from enlightening the individual mind and, hence, the knowledge of objects that a jiva attains is incomplete and defective.

Objective knowledge is acquired by the consciousness, which is used for a variety of purposes; electricity, television, cars etc. have come into being through it only. Knowledge is not attained in darkness, as, for example, in deep sleep; hence, only wakeful consciousness is capable of gaining it.

The darkness of ignorance (i.e. lack of knowledge of one’s real nature) pervades the mind of an average jiva and the only way to overcome it is through the light of divine knowledge imparted by a competent guru or, in a general sense, by the knowledge contained in various scriptures, provided it is put into effect through practice. An earnest aspirant must understand the nature of knowledge in order to employ it in controlling the mind.

One cannot make substantive spiritual progress without it. Knowledge is of two types; absolute and relative. Absolute knowledge is the thing in itself and it is just another word for the Reality. It is neither gained (by anyone) nor is it lost and it requires no proof of its existence. It is known only by transcending or destroying the mind and is, therefore, indescribable in words. Relative knowledge is the knowledge that the mind acquires of its subjective and objective nature.

The anahata-cakra (e.g., heart-soul) has been recognized since the Vedas as a specific locus of the sacred, wherein was found …

the secret seat of the Divine and the location where the immortal sound om … can be heard…. Its seed syllable … is yam, which pertains to the wind element…. The heart-center is likened to the legendary wish-fulfilling tree…. Regular contemplation of this esoteric structure yields a variety of paranormal (siddhr) abilities, including immeasurable knowledge, clairaudi-ence, and clairvoyance [Feuerstein, 1997, p. 22].

The heart has also been, since the Vedas and probably before, the sym-bol for the core of being, the intersection of the microcosm and macrocosm, heaven and earth, the place of rest (e.g., home, destiny) of all beings as well as the location where the Self (purusha), the creator (Prajapan), and the ground of Being (Brahman) resided and from which all Being (e.g., soul united with spirit) emerged. The vision of one’s awakened nature, free of obscuration, occurs in the heart “…when the delusion which induces dreams is destroyed and the awakened (yogi) pervades (all things) at all times by penetrating the Divine Gesture (of enlightenment)” (Dyczkowski, 1992, p. 42).

By close attention, that is, by exercising the mind in such a way as to bring it to rest and turn it away from all external things, whether those of the everyday world or those of the world beyond it, the entire objective order dissolves away in the Heart which is the ground of consciousness that sus-tains all the senses and channels (of the vital breath). The ‘Heart’ is a term used to denote the emptiness of deep sleep as it (marks) the end (avadhs) of the upper Pure and lower Impure Paths (of emanation) because the activity (of the mind) is brought to a halt there and so the mind also dissolves away, just as fire goes out when devoid of heat. (The emptiness of the Heart is) a state of transcendental yogic consciousness beyond mind (nirmanaska). It is a ‘darkness’ devoid of all corporeal and other forms of egoity. Thus, (all) work which needs to be done to sustain the course of daily life and (is incumbent on those who preserve a sense of ego) such as the study of the Vedas, and here indicated implicitly by the words brahmin and ksatriya, comes to an end. In this, the emptiness of the Fourth State, (the yogi) per-ceives his true unobscured nature (svasvabhava) and the ignorance rooted in the senseless (anartha) world of birth and death (samsara) ceases. However, the man of unawakened intellect who happens to enter this state merely experiences sleep (Dyczkowski, 1992, p. 43].

The heart was the source of the creative word and thought, and in the Kashmiri Saiva texts,

The Heart is Bhairava’s true state as the absolute (anuttara) which pours out of itself as the supreme power (parasakti) of consciousness. Its throb is the pulsing union (ramghatta) of Siva and Sakti through which the universe is eternally emitted and reabsorbed as it expands and contracts. At the micro-cosmic level, its outpouring is the effulgent flow (rphurana) of awareness, in the form of the diverse objects of thought (cetya) and thinking subjects (cemyitr) while it itself abides, unaffected by time and space, in the plane beyond mind (unmana). As the source of all energies it is the pure exertion (udyoga) of the untreated egoity of our true conscious nature which is the union of will, knowledge and action and hence is said to be triangular vibration which is the incessant expansion and contraction of the three ener-gies at rest in the abode of great bliss.’ The great wisdom of the Spanda teachings should be treasured in secret in the cave of the Heart for he who reflects upon the inner nature of the Heart merges in the expansion of the vibration (samrambha) of his own consciousness and is liberated. Thus he who knows the Heart in truth gains the true initiation which bestows per-fect freedom and bliss IDyczkowski, 1992. pp. 44-5].

According to ancient Tao-ism the heart and the belly worked together. The heart is the regulator. It may hold fortune or misfortune, good or evil.

In the end, “…the saint is for the belly, not for the eyes’ … because it is in the belly he will attain ‘long life and distant vision…” (Lagerwey, 1987, p. 283).

Again, by Yogic practices, Mind can be used as a tool to control the mind just as the diamond is used to cut the diamond. One can attain the state in which the Mind succeeds in stilling the clamour of the sense organs and, in turn, the mind itself becomes pure, steady, and stilt This is the inner condition that all the spiritual aspirants seek; and, some are even successful to the extent of perceiving God

The Upanishads have declared the great truth ‘Tat tvam ast’, (Thou art that) i.e., ‘Man is divine’, or divinity is inherent in Man. If divinity is the innermost core of man, the path to it lies through the withdrawal of the senses and the mind from the world of sensate experience and diverting their energies inward in a supreme effort of concentration. By such inward penetration, man achieves realization, of his true nature, the non-dual, immortal, changeless and pure ‘Atman’ behind his apparent self of changeful individuality. This is the well known Adhyatma Yoga.

Controlling the mind and the senses, and directing their energies to higher purpose comes under austerity or tapas. There should be no place for argument in any of these practices. In Yoga, the efforts are directed to rise above the sensuate level and intellect level and to reach intuition level.

Pranayama is the means for establishing control over the nerves and muscles involved in breathing, and through that control, over all the finer movements of the Prana in the body. The ultimate purpose of Pranayama' is to arouse Kundalini, the one and the only way to attain Divine wisdom, superconscious perception- realisation of the spirit. This may come through the love of God, through the mercy of a spiritual leader or saint, or merely through analytical will of the thinker. When by the power of long meditation the vast mass of energy stored up travels along the Sushumna, - and strikes the centres, the reaction is tremendous, immensely superior to the reaction of dream or imagination, or even more intense than the reaction of even sense perception. It is supersensuous perception. When this energy reaches the head, theSahasrara Chakra’, a thousand-petalled Lotus, the whole brain reacts, and the result is full blaze of illumination, the perception of the Self. This is the result of rousing the Kundalini by Pranayama.

The concentrated apana stimulates fire – energy there, and fire – energy, together with apana, arouses Kundalini.

According to yoga theories, once prana is drawn into the body and properly restrained, it can be directed into subtle energy channels called nadis. These nadis course through the body like nerves or acupuncture meridians. These subtle channels are be-lieved to carry our spiritual energy. When you can control the prana in the nadis, it can be directed to arouse kundalini, the form of cosmic energy that lies sleep-ing at the base of the spine. As kundalini moves up the spine, it activates the spiritual energy centers known as chakras. This whole process is believed to awaken your dormant higher con-sciousness, a state of deep understanding and wisdom.

For the average seeker, even today, kundalini is a supernatural force which can work wonders when aroused. Quite a number of people have awakened this supernatural force.

No doubt these are supernatural powers to the ignorant persons, as these powers are uncommon in this world and in ordinary walks of life. All the supernatural powers live in a subtle or unmanifested form in the different centres of the body of a person as long as the Kundalini Shakti lives in the lowest-centre, Mulaclham But when the Kundalini Shakti ascends from centre to centre, then these dormant powers come into action and one gets different hidden powers at different Chakras.

The vertebral column has the spinal cord running through it and it starts from moolaadhaara and ends up in the brain in the lumbar vertebrae as fine nerve fibres. Two nerve currents flow on two sides of the spinal cord, called ‘Ida’ (the afferent nerve) and ‘Pingala’ (the efferent nerve) carrying sensations to the brain and in turn convey the reactions of the brain to the body.

Between these two nerve currents is ‘Stishumnas (canal centralis). This canal is closed at the bottom and ordinarily does not perform any function unless it is aroused to do. Yogis who practice Kundalini open this canal and let the nerve current pass through this hollow canal without the help of nerves. This is the medium that established contact with Super-Consciousness with the environment during evolution but finally got entrapped.

The release of the bondage of the body and to establish the contact with the ‘Universal Consciousness’ is the purpose of practice of Kundalini Yoga. When the Sushumna canal is opened up and mental currents are passed through its empty space, the bondage of the body is released and the yogi establishes the contact with the Super-Consciousness.

You can overcome all the challenges of Maya, which you face, through just contemplating on the knowledge which God has given.’

Maya is the mind and matter vestures of the human personality that obscures the realisation of the identity of the human and the Divine . The veil of Maya is pierced through the process of Kundalini Yoga when the three gordian knots reach the crown chakra

Now, what we want is to check, to restrain, and to control this downward flow of the energy of the Kundalini Shakti and instead, to make the Shakti rise up to higher planes or centres. This is what is meant by awakening the Kundalini Shakti.

This act of restraint and this act of taking the Kunda-lini Shakti upward is an adamantine task. It is not easy. It is not the work of one or two days or months. But it may take years of hard and ardent work ; or it may even be a life-long struggle. This effort to take the Kundalini Shakti to the higher planes, is just like forcing a mountain stream back to its source from the plains. With all that, one has to do it. There is no other way. There is no other alternative.

One must be prepared for all odds. One should never get nervous. One must make a strong and sincere effort continuously till one is blessed with success. The spiritual path is very long, weary and tedious. There are many pitfalls and dangers on the way. One may expect a fall at any time. But with all these silly failures and pitfalls, one should never lose hope.

One should never get dejected. No. Not the least. With every failure one should summon up fresh courage and resume the work undertaken with an iron will. Then, and then only, one will be blessed with success. That is why the weak have no place in religion.

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What is the Soul? The veil of maya on the consciousness consists of three layers. When we attain this vision, we destroy the veil of Maya or illusion. Practice aims to draw back the veils that shroud this space. Maya can be realized only after the heart-knot is released” Tavistock Institute . Part 126

What is the Soul? The veil of maya on the consciousness consists of three layers. When we attain this vision, we destroy the veil of Maya or illusion. Practice aims to draw back the veils that shroud this space. Maya can be realized only after the heart-knot is released” Tavistock Institute . Part 126

What is the Soul?

The soul is the entity in the body, which fire cannot burn, weapons can not cut, water can not make wet & air can not make dry. Saying one is eternal means one was there from the beginning of creation; he is here now and will be here in the future too. He is immutable, unmoved and unchanged.

Though we are a part of the Universal Soul, we are acting like good actors in this worldly stage, playing the role of people in suffering and distress under the veil of Maya or ignorance. The difference between the Individual soul (Jivatma) and the Universal Soul (Paramatma) lies in the fact that Paramatma is free from all sins and bindings generated out of this ignorance and bondage.

Bodily Pleasure and Salvation.

The intellect of the person who is not attached with the Universal Soul, is not definite. It means his intellect is directionless and averse to the path of Yoga. His/her mind is full of desires and cannot perceive the Divine Light. The mind of this person is always restless, always full of thoughts of desire and lust. Such a restless mind cannot bring bliss. The Aantarjagat (internal world) becomes covered with a dark cloud because of the veil, and the Divine Light cannot manifest. To overcome this, self-control is very much required. Otherwise it is very difficult to control the outward senses. Without this, there will be no progress on the spiritual path.

Expectations cause many problems. There is no end to expectations. Once fulfilled, another expectation begins. The process is never ending. One does not take shelter in one’s good thoughts because of attraction towards bodily pleasures. One cannot easily forget the bodily pleasure and if he/she sees anything which can give bodily pleasure, one’s lust gets ignited.

The Sadhak knows in his heart that bodily pleasures result in death. In spite of that he continues to try to get hold of these bodily pleasures. At this point, self-determination is a must. Also, it is required to practice Kriya following strict discipline. If one practices Kriya following strict discipline and with self-determination, he/she will be free from this cycle of birth and death forever.

Satya, Rajo, and Tamo Gunas (Three types of effects on the mind)

Our mind is always ruled by one of the three Gunas i.e. Satya, Rajo and Tamo. For this reason, one or another type of desire is always occupying our mind.

The veil of maya on the consciousness consists of three layers, which conform to its three gunas (attributes; satva, rajas and tamas). The consciousness is conditioned by maya’s three qualities into three different forms as satvic, rajasic and tamasic.

The Sanskrit word Upanishad translates roughly as “instruction received at the feet of the master.” The writings known collectively as “The Upanishads” are important spiritual treatises (the oldest were written between 800 and 400 B.C.E.) that underlie the Hindu faith. These teachings are based upon the belief that reality can only be experienced as the unity of Atman (the eternal spark within each being) and Brahman (the universal transcendent). When we attain this vision, we destroy the veil of Maya or illusion. The study which leads to this liberation is called Yoga.

When we attain this vision, we destroy the veil of Maya or illusion. Practice aims to draw back the veils that shroud this space.

Because Sansara is the bustle of the world ; it is full not their eyes are covered with the veil of Maya. The veil of maya makes us feel our own.

The Concept of ‘Maya’, Illusion We are all bubbles in the foam and waves of the cosmic ocean of the universe and, as such, our whole existence is a ‘make-believe’ world or magic. What all we perceive is just an image on the screen, on the retina. Remove the screen the objects disappear.

This Mind is ‘Maya’, the illusion that brings about further creation of perishable and futile objects that further covers our pure consciousness. This Mind cannot overcome ‘Maya’, the illusion since the mind itself is maya, the illusion. It cannot eliminate itself. Hence, one should have a clear sense of the world he lives in and strive for understanding the `Sat’ or the truth. This is the path of redemption from cycle of births and deaths.

Maya is Anadi-Santam (beginning-less but has the end) only for the Jnani who has the knowledge of the Sel. Maya can be realized only after the heart-knot is released. Unless one is fit from mamata and attachment maya cannot be realised. It is very difficult to realize the Maya and once Maya is realized there exists no world or sansar for the released one, the `Jnyani’.

The goal of life is to; stilling the mind. It is quietening the mind and stopping its vibration. When the vibrations that cause china vrittis cease, automatically, the mind comes to rest. This is the right state of mind to transcend time and space by contemplation. But this is not an easy task. The mind is ever active and, the mind and the senses always search for new thrill and excitement and the intensity and velocity of vibrations increase

Attaining Self is the means of breaking this cycle of life and be liberated into freedom. Only the Self is capable of controlling the mind since the Self is the master of the Mind. Contemplating on Mind in dhyan and meditation is the right way to control the mind.

“Maya can be realized only after the heart-knot is released”.

Open the heart knot with meditation and mantras There is a subtle knot of the ego holding us back from fully opening to our divinity. It is in our subtle bodies at the heart—a knot of separation from the divine. The knot is called Vishnu granthi. Vishnu is the Hindu God of Maintenance. This symbolically reflects our tendency to want to hold onto status quo, not allowing old modes of thinking and being to dissolve to create new ones. It binds the ego to doer-ship and attachment to the physical realm, attachment to compassion and to alleviation of suffering. There is nothing wrong with that; however, as we evolve, we understand that challenges and suffering are for our expansion. We learn to allow a person’s soul journey to occur by stepping back and not engaging so actively in being their saviour: preventing, relieving or fixing. We become a ‘compassion master’ with support and love. Our egos like to ‘do’ and ‘control’, whereas unravelling the knot is surrendering to God—to the divine inside us and allowing each person to have their full experience.

Its energy regenerates every cell, filling it with light, dissolves all negativities, misunderstandings, clears the heart; unravels the heart knot and breaks the bondage of ego identification.

The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it. As long the mind is in power and the heart knot is closed the ego will design a world that´s fits the ego and it will enslave everyone into its Matrix. The ego use the five senses to feed the mind with ego-control-information that strenghten separation, creates division in the mind, and feeding it with ignorance, feeding it with fear based “news”. Everything on Earth is basically a design to keep mankind in a state of low vibrational frequencies within a Matrix, and prevent everyone to pierce the knot of the heart.

The goal is to; untie the heart-knot and clear it of obstructions.

There is no direct, permanent, or public access to the divine. Each destiny has a unique curvature and must find its own spiritual belonging and direction. Individuality is the only gateway to spiritual potential and blessing. The heavens will always speak to man on earth. For it is the established order of creation, that life and light should descend from the higher to the lower, from the interior to the external, from the inner to the outer circles of existence.

This saying by a famous Indian mystic clearly demonstrates the gap between the “ rational ” mind and the loving heart.

Healing the mind takes place in two ways : In the first , we bring attention to the content of our thoughts and learn to redirect them

“The deepest you is the nothing inside, the side which you don’t know. Don’t be afraid of nothing.” —Alan Watts

The unseen is the uneatable ones and the secluded one is the lord, the almighty, the healer for all wounds. The invisible sees and knows everything your life consists of, because the appearance is such a beautiful bliss. Nothing can separate you from it, only the secluded one can limit your days of reality.

The goal is to; untie the heart-knot and clear it of obstructions.

Primitive and ancient seers most likely would not agree with Meier (1989) that “Western man seems to be roughly on the level of the Anahata.” In fact the Pueblo Amerindian’s criticism of the White Man, referred to by Meier, seems to make precisely this point — that the White Man is not on the level of the anahata, but more or less over and against it in a pathological detach-ment from the natural seat of the soul in the body. The Western White Man is fixated in immaturity— i.e., acting as an ignorant fool whose “…heart fretteth against the Lord” (Mal 1:9). That is, Western psychology is caught up in a swoon produced by the romantic dream that, as a result of virtuous seeking and/or intellectual understanding.

In the Tibetan Vajrayan path of Tantric Buddhism the “Fulfillment Stage” required knowledge of how to immerse oneself in existentiality.

It has been said that all understanding in the Fulfillment Stage must stem from immersion in one’s existentiality, which must take place mainly in the heart focal point. This is because the essential feature of the Fulfillment Stage, the realization of both the apparitional existence and the radiant light … depends on unraveling the “knots” in the heart [Guenther, 1971, p. 142].

The “knots” of the heart were unraveled by loosening them, not by attempt-ing to tie them in different ways, as so many modern individuals, engaged in the unguided pursuit of short-cuts to enlightenment through “religious disciplines” purveyed in eclectic cults, seem determined to do. In the ancient Indian religious traditions the heart is clearly an essential way-station on the path toward enlightenment, its importance varying among traditions but its pivotal role remaining intact.

The “knots” of the heart were unraveled by loosening them, not by attempting to tie them in different ways. as so many modern individuals. engaged in the unguided pursuit of short-cuts to enlightenment through “religious disciplines” purveyed in eclectic cults. seem determined to do. In the ancient Indian religious traditions the heart is clearly an essential way-station on the path toward enlightenment, its importance varying among traditions but its pivotal role remaining intact.

Muller-Ortega (1989) summarizes the early Indian discourse of the heart as follows:

Depending upon the context, views about the contents of the Heart vary. In the Vedic contexts, the soma is found in the Heart, along with visions, sounds. light, and liquids. which all either are contained in or flow from the Heart. In the Upanisadic texts. the Heart becomes the abode of atman, the Self. Because of the powerful equation between the atman and the Mailman, the Heart becomes a kind of interior universe, a repository of wholeness and completeness. This interior universe is referred to in the texts as the City of Brahman. In the Yoga-sutra. the Heart is in a sense demoted. Because of the total transcendence of the peruse demanded by the Samkhya-Yoga scheme, the Heart becomes the abode of the buddhi, the closest prakrtic counterpart to the atman. The curious fact about this entire process of change is that while new inflections of meaning continue to occur around the symbol. the older meanings do not fade totally from the scene. Instead they remain pres-ent in a subtly reinflected form Ipp. 74-5).

The reason the heart-soul did not and could not entirely disappear from these religious traditions was that it remained the experiential location of spiritual transformation, however that may have been defined and described.

Another reason why this experiential location remained central may be found in the Kundalini tradition which is based on differentiating the various locations of concentrated spiritual energy in the body. In the Indian psycho-biology of the Kundaiini the name of the heart cakra. the anahara-cakra, means the “unassailable” and this cakra is associated with the emergence of the Self or alma” (Meier, 1989): ‘Here, too, is the embodied anna (jivarma), like the tapering flame of a lamp” (Avalon, 1972, p. lxi). The anahata represents the element air, which in turn is represented by the lungs wherein the heart is embedded and the heart where the prana (breath) inspires the heart-soul.

After full enlighttment, there is no more birth and death. Total salvation is achieved.

Such is the nature of afflicted mind. This is due to ignorance that shrouds the Reality. Love dissipates when Man loses his sense of God. Extreme ego, identification with oneself in his body and mind and the earthly possessions makes him blind. It is this blindness that is the cause of all problems of life. Pure, unconditional love is associated with spirituality. Science and rationality know no love; and, love is a divine quality.

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The word kundalini actually comes from the word kunda, meaning “a deeper place, pit or cavity”. Luxury and comfort weaken the will and keep man under constant hypnosis. Formerly there were only a few seekers, but now millions and millions of people in the world are striving for a higher experience. Everybody should know something about kundalini as it represents the coming consciousness of mankind. Who can awaken kundalini? Tavistock Intsitute. Part 125

The word kundalini actually comes from the word kunda, meaning “a deeper place, pit or cavity”. Luxury and comfort weaken the will and keep man under constant hypnosis. Formerly there were only a few seekers, but now millions and millions of people in the world are striving for a higher experience. Everybody should know something about kundalini as it represents the coming consciousness of mankind. Who can awaken kundalini? Tavistock Intsitute. Part 125

Kundalini is a universal event. Kundalini is at once the most personal and the most universal experience we can have.

The seat of kundalini is a small gland at the base of the spinal cord. With the evolution of the natural forces in man, this gland has now come to a point where man can explode it. Quite a number of people have awakened this supernatural force and they have been called rishis, prophets, yogis, siddhas and various other names according to the time, tradition and culture. In India the entire cultural setup was once organized to facilitate this explosion, but today things are a little different because materialism is a very powerful force, and for the moment, it has even stupefied the Indian minds.

For the awakening of kundalini, not only are the practices of yoga required. If this awakening is to become a universal event, then the entire social structure has to be reorganized and millions of people all over the world have to be told the purpose of their existence.

The whole life from the time of conception to the moment when you leave the body, each and every thing has to be reoriented. You will see in this book how even the instinctive and emotional interaction between man and woman must be revised and refined, so that it can lead us not away from, but towards, this ultimate awakening.

This reorientation has to be undertaken with the purpose of expanding the mind and opening new doors of experience. Today we are living in a world where everyone is more or less satisfied. Man has all the comforts and everything he needs and does not need. There will come a time, however, when man will be prepared to throw off these comforts. Luxury and comfort weaken the will and keep man under constant hypnosis.

He cannot pull himself away from them. It is impossible unless he has become aware of something more than what society could give him. Formerly there were only a few seekers, but now millions and millions of people in the world are striving for a higher experience.

And this higher experience is known as knowledge. When, through yoga and tantra, the awakening of kundalini takes place, a process of metamorphosis occurs in the realm of nature and in the realm of spirit. The elements of the physical body change and the elements of the mental body also. It may be difficult for people of today to understand the whole concept, but soon humanity will comprehend it all. Matter will become unnecessary and insignificant. Behind the matter and behind the mind there is energy and there is an experience of that energy.

Proceed slowly, sensibly and systematically
Yet, you should not try to realize and experience these things abruptly. You will find here detailed instructions on the gradual preparation of your mind and body for the arousal of kundalini, and advice on elementary precautions to be observed in order to avoid unnecessary risks and obstacles. Do not try to influence your mind directly, because the mind is nothing but an extension of the body complex. Start systematically with the body, the prana, the nadis and chakras. Then see how you evolve.

The discovery of the great energy began with matter. Did nuclear energy descend from heaven? No, it evolved from crude matter. Where does the experience generate from? From heaven? From the sanctum sanctorum? No, from this body and this nervous system. That is how you should be practical and sensible.

To the awakening of kundalini. It begins with an expanded understanding of the true role and potential of the body and nervous system, moving through an exhaustive examination of the different methods of awakening suitable for different personalities and conditions. You will find clear and direct instructions on the actual yogic and tantric techniques to be practised towards this goal, together with a map of possible experiences you may encounter as the practices mature, so that you can sustain this great awakening and integrate it into a more conscious and creative way of life.

We have included here a systematic schedule of practice, within the context of a philosophy that is both pragmatic and transcendental, to prepare you in every way for this great adventure in consciousness.

What is Kundalini?

Everybody should know something about kundalini as it represents the coming consciousness of mankind. Kundalini is the name of a sleeping dormant potential force in the human organism and it is situated at the root of the spinal column. In the masculine body it is in the perineum, between the urinary and excretory organs. In the female body its location is at the root of the uterus, in the cervix.

This center is known as mooladhara chakra and it is actually a physical structure. It is a small gland which you can even take out and press. However, kundalini is a dormant energy, and even if you press it, it will not explode like a bomb. To awaken kundalini you must prepare yourself through yogic techniques.

You must practise asanas, pranayama, kriya yoga and meditation. Then, when you are able to force your prana into the seat of kundalini, the energy wakes up and makes its way through sushumna nadi, the central nervous canal, to the brain.

As kundalini ascends, it passes through each of the chakras which are interconnected with the different silent areas of the brain. With the awakening of kundalini there is an explosion in the brain as the dormant or sleeping areas start blossoming like flowers. Therefore, kundalini can be equated with the awakening of the silent areas of the brain.

Although kundalini is said to reside in mooladhara chakra, we are all at different stages of evolution, and in some of us kundalini may have already reached swadhisthana, manipura or anahata chakra. If this is so, whatever sadhana you do now might start an awakening in anahata or some other chakra. However, awakening of kundalini in mooladhara chakra is one thing, and awakening in sahasrara, the highest center of the brain, is another. Once the multipetalled lotus of sahasrara blossoms, a new consciousness dawns.

Our present consciousness is not independent, as the mind depends on the information supplied by the senses. If you have no eyes, you can never see; if you are deaf, you will never hear. However, when the superconsciousness emerges, experience becomes completely independent and knowledge also becomes completely independent.

What the various names for kundalini mean

In Sanskrit, kundal means a coil, and so kundalini has been described as “that which is coiled”. This is the traditional belief, but it has been incorrectly understood. The word kundalini actually comes from the word kunda, meaning “a deeper place, pit or cavity”. The fire used in the ceremony of initiation is kindled in a pit called kunda. Similarly, the place where a dead body is burned is kunda. If you dig a ditch or a hole it is called kunda. Kunda refers to the concave cavity in which the brain, resembling a coiled and sleeping serpent, nestles. (If you have the opportunity of examining a dissection of the human brain you will see that it is in the form of a coil or snake curled up upon itself.) This is the true meaning of kundalini.

The word kundalini refers to the shakti or power when it is in its dormant potential state, but when it is manifesting, you can call it Devi, Kali, Durga, Saraswati, Lakshmi or any other name according to the manifestation it is exhibiting before you.

In the Christian tradition, the terms “the Path of the Initiates” and “the Stairway to Heaven” used in the Bible, refer to kundalini’s ascent through sushumna nadi. The ascent of kundalini and ultimately, the descent of spiritual grace, are symbolized by the cross This is why Christians make the sign of the cross at ajna, anahata and vishuddhi chakras, for ajna is the center where the ascending consciousness is transcended and anahata is where the descending grace is made manifest to the world.

Whatever happens in spiritual life, it is related to the awakening of kundalini. And the goal of every form of spiritual life, whether you call it samadhi, nirvana, moksha, communion, union, kaivalya, liberation or whatever, is in fact awakening of kundalini.

When kundalini has just awakened and you are not able to handle it, it is called Kali. When you can handle it and are able to use it for beneficial purposes and you become powerful on account of it, it is called Durga.

Durga wears a mala of human heads to symbolize her wisdom and power. These heads are generally 52 in number, representing the 52 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, which are the outer manifestations of Shabda Brahma or Brahma in the form of sound. Durga is the remover of all evil consequences of life and the giver of power and peace that is released from mooladhara.

According to yoga philosophy, Kali, the first manifestation of the unconscious kundalini is a terrible power; it completely subdues the individual soul.

Kundalini is illustrated as a sleeping serpent coiled three and a half times. Of course there is no serpent residing in mooladhara, sahasrara or any other chakra, but the serpent has always been a symbol for efficient consciousness.

In Scandinavian, European, Latin American and Middle Eastern countries and many different civilizations of the world, the concept of the serpent power is represented in monuments and ancient artifacts. This means kundalini was known to people from all parts of the world in the past. However, we can conceive kundalini in any manner we like because actually, prana has no form or dimension, it is infinite.

In the traditional descriptions of kundalini awakening, it is said that kundalini resides in mooladhara in the form of a coiled snake and when the snake awakens it uncoils and shoots up through sushumna (the psychic passage in the center of the spinal cord), opening the other chakras as it goes (see Sir John Woodroffe’s The Serpent Power).

The meaning of the 3 1/2 coils of the serpent is as follows: The 3 coils represent the 3 matras of Om, which relate to past, present and future; to the 3 gunas: tamas, rajas and sattva; to the 3 states of consciousness: waking, sleeping and dreaming; and to the 3 types of experience: subjective experience, sensual experience and absence of experience. The 1/2 coil represents the state of transcendence, where there is neither waking, sleeping nor dreaming. So, the 3 1/2 coils signify the total experience of the universe and the experience of transcendence.

Who can awaken kundalini?

There are many people who have awakened their kundalini. Not only saints and sadhus, but poets, painters, warriors, writers, anyone can awaken their kundalini. With the awakening of kundalini, not only visions of God take place, there is dawning of creative intelligence and an awakening of supramental faculties. By activating kundalini you may become anything in life.

The energy of kundalini is one energy, but it expresses itself differently through the individual psychic centers or chakras – first in gross instinctive ways and then in progressively more subtle ways. Refining of the expression of this energy at higher and more subtle levels of vibration represents the ascent of human consciousness to its highest possibilities.

Kundalini is the creative energy; it is the energy of self-expression.

A process of metamorphosis

With the awakening of kundalini, a transformation takes place in life. It has little to do with one’s moral, religious or ethical life. It has more to do with the quality of our experiences and perceptions. When kundalini wakes up your mind changes and your priorities and attachments also change.

When kundalini awakens, the physical body actually undergoes many changes. Generally they are positive, but if your guru is not cautious, they can be negative also. When the shakti wakes up, the cells in the body are completely charged and a process of rejuvenation also starts. The voice changes, the smell of the body changes and the hormonal secretions also change. In fact, the transformation of cells in the body and brain takes place at a much higher rate than normal. These are just a few observations. However, scientific researchers are still taking their first steps into this field.

Why awaken kundalini?

If you want to take up the practice of kundalini yoga, the most important thing is that you have a reason or an aim. If you want to awaken kundalini for psychic powers, then please go ahead with your own destiny. But if you want to awaken kundalini in order to enjoy communion between Shiva and Shakti, the actual communion between the two great forces within you, and if you want to enter samadhi and experience the absolute in the cosmos, and if you want to understand the truth behind the appearance, and if the purpose of your pilgrimage is very great, then there is nothing that can come to you as an obstacle.

By means of kundalini awakening, you are compensating with the laws of nature and speeding up the pace of your physical, mental and spiritual evolution. Once the great shakti awakens, man is no longer a gross physical body operating with a lower mind and low voltage prana. Instead, every cell of his body is charged with the high voltage prana of kundalini. And when total awakening occurs, man becomes an embodiment of divinity.

Kundalini Physiology

Kundalini or the serpent power does not belong to the physical body, though it is connected to it. Nor can it be discovered in the mental body or even the astral body. Its abode is actually in the causal body, where the concepts of time, space and object are completely lost.

How and where is the concept of kundalini related to the supreme consciousness? The serpent power is considered to arise from the unconscious state in mooladhara. This unconscious awareness of man then has to pass through different phases and becomes one with the cosmic awareness in the highest realm of existence. The supreme awareness or Shiva is considered to be seated in sahasrara, the superconscious or transcendental body at the crown of the head. In the Vedas, as well as the Tantras, this supreme seat is called hiranyagarbha, the womb of consciousness. It corresponds to the pituitary body, the master gland situated within the brain.

Immediately below this center of supreme consciousness, there is another psychic center – the third eye or ajna chakra, which corresponds to the pineal gland. This is the seat of intuitive knowledge. This center lies on top of the spinal column, at the level of bhrumadhya, the eyebrow center. Ajna chakra is important because it is simultaneously connected with the seat of supreme consciousness in sahasrara and with mooladhara, the seat of the unconscious, at the base of the spine, via sushumna, the psychic passage within the spinal column. Therefore, it is the connecting link between the lowest unconscious seat of power and the highest center of illumination within the individual.

Kundalini yoga is not abstract. It considers this very physical body as the basis. For a kundalini yogi, the supreme consciousness represents the highest possible manifestation of physical matter in this body. The matter of this physical body is being transformed into subtle forces – such as feeling, thinking, reasoning, remembering, postulating and doubting, in the gradual process of evolution. This psychic, suprasensory or transcendental power in man is the ultimate point of human evolution.

The importance of awakening sushumna

Sushumna nadi is regarded as a hollow tube in which there are three more concentric tubes, each being progressively more subtle than the previous one. The tubes or nadis are as follows: sushumna – signifying tamas, vajrini – signifying rajas, chitrini – signifying sattva and brahma – signifying consciousness. The higher consciousness created by kundalini passes through brahma nadi.

When kundalini shakti awakens it passes through sushumna nadi. The moment awakening takes place in mooladhara chakra, the energy makes headway through sushumna up to ajna chakra.

Mooladhara chakra is just like a powerful generator. In order to start this generator, you need some sort of pranic energy. This pranic energy is generated through pranayama. When you practise pranayama you generate energy and this energy is forced down by a positive pressure which starts the generator in mooladhara. Then this generated energy is pushed upward by a negative pressure and forced up to ajna chakra. Therefore, awakening of sushumna is just as important as awakening of kundalini. Supposing you have started your generator but you have not plugged the cable, the generator will keep running but distribution will not take place. You have to connect the plug into the generator so the generated energy can pass through the cable to the different areas of your house.

When only ida and pingala are active and not sushumna, it% like having the positive and negative lines in your electrical cable, but no earth. When the mind receives the three currents of energy all the lights start working, but if you remove the earth wire, the lights will go down. Energy flows through ida and pingala all the time, but its effulgence is very low. When there is current flowing in ida, pingala and sushumna, then enlightenment takes place. This is how you have to understand the

The whole science of kundalini yoga concerns the awakening of sushumna, for once sushumna comes to life, a means of communication between the higher and lower dimensions of consciousness is established and the awakening of kundalini occurs. Shakti travels up sushumna to become one with Shiva in sahasrara.

When the roots of a plant are watered properly, the plant grows and its flowers bloom forth beautifully. Similarly, when kundalini awakening occurs in sushumna, awakening occurs in all the stages of life. But if awakening only occurs in ida or pingala or in one of the other centers, it is by no means complete. Only when kundalini shakti awakens and travels up the sushumna passage to sahasrara is the entire store of higher energy in man unleashed.

The mystical tree

In the 15th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita there is a description of the “imperishable tree” which has its roots at the top and its trunk and branches below, growing downwards. He who knows this tree knows the truth. This tree is existing in the structure and function of the human body and nervous system. One must know and climb this paradoxical tree to arrive at the truth. It can be understood in this way: the thoughts, the emotions, the distractions and so on, are only the leaves of this tree whose roots are the brain itself and whose trunk is the spinal column. It is said that one has to climb this tree from the top to the bottom if he wishes to cut the roots.

This tree seems to be completely topsy-turvy, yet it contains the essence of all occult truth and secret knowledge. It cannot be understood intellectually, but only through progressive spiritual awakening, for spiritual understanding always dawns in a way which is paradoxical and irrational to the faculty of intellect. This same tree is called the ‘Tree of Life’ in the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ in the Bible. Its understanding forms the basis of religious traditions, but unfortunately it has been completely misunderstood by and large, for a very long time.

So it is that everybody who is trying to move from mooladhara to sahasrara is climbing to the root every time, and the root is at the top, the brain, the sahasrara. Mooladhara is not the root center at all. So if you are moving from swadhisthana to sahasrara or from manipura to sahasrara, then you are climbing to the root, which is at the top in sahasrara.

Kundalini and the Brain

The awakening of kundalini and its union with Shiva is immediately and intimately connected with the whole brain. The brain has ten compartments, and of these, nine are dormant and one is active. Whatever you know, whatever you think or do is coming from one-tenth of the brain. The other nine-tenths, which are in the frontal portion of the brain, are known as the inactive or sleeping brain.

Why are these compartments inactive? Because there is no energy. The active portion of the brain functions on the energies of ida and pingala, but the other nine-tenths have only pingala. Pingala is life and ida is consciousness. If a man is living but is unable to think, we say he has prana shakti but not manas shakti. Similarly, the silent parts of the brain have prana, not consciousness.

So a very difficult question arises: how to awaken the sleeping compartments of the brain? We know how to awaken fear, anxiety and passion, but most of us do not know how to awaken these dormant areas of the brain. In order to arouse the silent areas, we must charge the frontal brain with sufficient prana and we must awaken sushumna nadi. For both these purposes we must practise pranayama regularly and consistently over a long period of time.

Lighting up the brain
In kumdalini yoga it was discovered that the different parts of the brain are connected with the chakras. Certain areas are connected with mooladhara chakra, others with swadhisthana, manipura, anahata, vishuddhi and ajna. When you want to turn on an electric lamp, you don’t have to touch the lamp itself, you operate it by means of the switch on the wall. Likewise, when you want to awaken the brain, you can’t deal with it directly, you have to flick the switches which are located in the chakras.
Modern science divides the dormant area of the brain into ten parts, whereas in kundalini yoga we divide it into six. The qualities or manifestations of the brain are also sixfold, e.g. the psychic powers. These manifest in different individuals according to the degree of awakening in the corresponding areas of the brain. Everybody is not clairvoyant or telepathic; some people are talented musicians. Anybody can sing, but there is a center in the brain where transcendental music expresses itself.

Total and partial awakening

A genius is one who has been able to awaken one or more of the dormant areas of the brain. People who have flashes of genius are those who have had a momentary awakening in certain circuits of the brain. it is not total awakening. When the total brain wakes up, you become a junior god, an incarnation or embodiment of divinity. There are various types of geniuses – child prodigies, inspired poets, musicians, inventors, prophets, etc. In these people a partial awakening has occurred.

Sahasrara is the actual seat of kundalini

Although the classical descriptions place heavy emphasis on the awakening of kundalini in mooladhara chakra, there is a widespread misconception that kundalini must be awakened there and made to travel through and awaken all the chakras in turn. In fact, the seat of kundalini is actually sahasrara. Mooladhara is only a manipulating center or switch, like the other chakras, but it happens to be easier for most people to operate this switch.

Each of the chakras is independent; they are not connected with each other. This means, if kundalini shakti awakens in mooladhara, it goes directly to sahasrara, to a particular center in the brain. Similarly, from swadhisthana the shakti passes directly to sahasrara, from manipura it goes straight to sahasrara and so on. Kundalini can be awakened in an individual chakra or it can awaken throughout the whole network of chakras collectively. From each chakra, the awakening shock moves up to the top of sahasrara. However, the awakening is not sustained and those centers in the brain return to dormancy. This is what is meant by the return of kundalini to mooladhara.

If kundalini awakens in an individual chakra, the experiences which are characteristic of that chakra will be brought into consciousness. This may also occur when one does the practices for an individual chakra. For example, swadhisthana practices will raise joy; manipura practices will increase the self-assertion; anahata stimulation will expand the love; vishuddhi practices will awaken discrimination and wisdom, and ajna practices will increase the flow of intuition, knowledge and perhaps extrasensory abilities and so on.

If the nervous system is highly aroused, we may have other faculties opening because of the general arousal of the brain. This probably results from stimulation of an area in the lower end of the brain called the reticular formation. The function of this area is to rouse the whole brain or to relax it, as in sleep.

The reticular formation and related areas have an inherent rhythm which is responsible for our sleeping/waking cycles, but it is also largely activated by sensations from outside – by light, sound, touch, etc., and from inside via the autonomic nervous system. It is the latter which seems to account for the more general arousal caused by the kundalini practices and other powerful yoga practices such as kumbhaka or breath retention. awakening, one thing is apparent. When the cerebrospinal fluid moves through the vertebral column, it alters the phases of consciousness and this is a very important process as far as evolution is concerned.

It is the chitta or consciousness which undergoes evolution in man. Chitta does not have a location point in the body, it is psychological in nature, but it is controlled by the information supplied by the indriyas or senses. While chitta is being constantly supplied with information, its evolution is blocked, but if you prevent the passage of information from the indriyas, chitta will evolve very quickly. That is to say, if you isolate chitta from the information being relayed through the eyes, nose, ears, skin and tongue, chitta is then compelled to experience independence.

When the cerebrospinal fluid is affected during pranayama, the senses become dull and their messages are relayed to chitta very slowly. Sometimes, when the cerebrospinal fluid is highly stimulated, all sensory impulses are suspended and experiences take place within the chitta. Sometimes these experiences are fantastic, you might see light, feel the whole earth trembling or experience your body as if it were as light as a piece of cotton. These and others are the experiences of chitta as a consequence of the cerebrospinal fluid’s reactions.

Unlocking the storehouse of cosmic consciousness

Although there are varying views about kundalini, one thing is certain – kundalini has the ability to activate the human consciousness in such a way that the person can develop his most beneficial qualities, can enter a much more intimate relationship with nature about him, and can become aware of his oneness with the whole cosmos.

All the great miracles of the remote and recent past, and the ones yet to come, have sprung from what is known as the storehouse of cosmic consciousness, the golden egg, the golden womb, the hidden hiranyagarbha within the structure of the human brain. This particular center in us is not sleeping or inactive, but it is unconscious, only because we are not conscious of it. What came as revelation to the The aim of kundalini yoga is not really to awaken the power of man, but rather to bring the power down to earth or to bring the power of the unconscious or higher consciousness, to normal consciousness. We have no need to awaken the consciousness, for it is ever awake. We have only to gain complete control over our higher conscious forces. By means of kundaiini yoga we just try to bring the centers from mooladhara to ajna into operation so that the higher knowledge will be gradually revealed to us.

Today, man has mastered the material dimension, the energy of prakriti and discovered the mysteries of nature. Now, through the process of kundalini, man should become master of the spiritual dimension.

Preparing for the Awakening

Without a guru you can practise any form of yoga, but not kundalini. This is an extremely powerful system. Kundalini yoga does not start suddenly or with fits. You don’t have to make any substantial changes in your way of life, but you must begin to practise. Do not start with advanced practices; for some time you should train and prepare the physical body, then go to the mind and gradually explore the deeper levels. Before commencing the practices which bring about the actual awakening of kundalini, you must prepare yourself step by step on the physical, mental and emotional planes. If you are patient and prepare correctly, awakening of kundalini will definitely take place.

Adequate preparation is necessary to ensure that one has the strength to bear the impact of full awakening of the mighty potential force within. Most of us do not even have control over our physical manifestations and behaviors. Supposing you Therefore, before kundalini awakens, it is important that you are able to manage the mind.

If you can maintain a balanced mind in the face of mental and emotional conflicts and you can endure anger, worry, love and passion, disappointment, jealousy, hatred, memories of the past, sufferings and sorrows, you are ready for the awakening. If you can still feel joy when the scales are heavily loaded against you, you are an aspirant for kundalini yoga. Before you bring into use a generator of five megawatts, you must have a factory ready to utilize the energy. In the same way, before you awaken kundalini shakti, you must be able to merge yourself with the higher spirit and you must know how to utilize the creative energy of kundalini.

The Descent of Kundalini

Everybody talks about the ascent of kundalini, but few ever discuss the descent. When the descent of kundalini occurs, it means the lower mental plane of the human being is no longer influenced by the ordinary mind, the supermind takes over instead. This higher form of consciousness rules the body, mind and senses and directs your life, thoughts and emotions. Kundalini is henceforth the ruler of your life. That is the concept of descent.

When Shiva and Shaktl descend to the gross plane, that Is mooladhara chakra, they separate and live as two entities. There Is duality In mooladhara chakra. There Is duality In the mind and senses and In the world of names and forms, but there Is no duality In samadhi. There Is no seer or experiencer in the state of samadhi. There Is nobody to say what samadhi is like because it is a non-dual experience.
Why Shiva and Shaktl both descend
It Is very difficult to understand why Shiva and Shaktl both descend to the gross plane after having attained the highest union. What Is the use of destroying the world and then creating It again? What is the point of transcending the consciousness If you have to come back to it again? Why bother to awaken kundalini and unite with Shiva In sahasrara if you have to come down to mooladhara again? This Is something very mysterious and we can well ask, Why awaken kundalinl at all?’

Why build a mansion If you know you will have to bum it down when it is completed? We actually create a lot of things that are ultimately going to be destroyed. So why do It at all? It seems so crazy! We do so much sadhana to transcend the chakras and ascend from earth to heaven. Then, when we reach paradise and become one with that great reality, we suddenly decide to come back down. And not all alone, we bring the great one with us. It would be easier to understand If Shaktl came back alone and Shiva remained In heaven. Maybe when Shakti Is about to leave, Shiva says, ‘Wait, I’m coming with you.’

A new existence on the gross plane

When kundallnl descends, you come down to the gross plane with a totally transformed consciousness. You live a normal life, associating with everybody and discharging your worldly obligations like other people do. Maybe you even play the game of desires, passions, cravings and such things. Maybe you play the game of victory and defeat, attachments and infatuations, but you just play a game. You know it; you do everything as an actor. You are not involved In It life and soul.

It is at this time the genius or the transformed consciousness manifests through you. You don’t have to think or plan how to perform miracles. You have to remember that you have come down as a transformed quality of consciousness. You must remember that you are now connected with those areas of the brain which were previously silent. And you must also remember that you are linked with those reservoirs of knowledge, power and wisdom which belong to the realm of the higher COSMOS.

Until the descent Is complete, such a man lives a very simple life, unnoticed and unattended. Once the descent is complete he begins to play the game and people recognize him as a divine Incarnation. They see he is something special compared to everybody else and they call him a guru. Such a person Is actually a junior god.

When Shiva and Shakti descend to the gross level of awareness there is again duality. That is why the self-realized man is able to understand pain and all the mundane affairs of life. He understands the whole drama of duality, multiplicity and diversity. Sometimes we ordinary mortals are at a fix to understand how this man

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Duality is the seed of conflict, “Duality is the idea or concept of separation”, Duality is based on createing division, This world of duality is an illusion. This world of duality is an illusion, The illusion of duality being the result of ignorance , will be dispelled by proper knowledge, therefore people on Earth will be kept away from real knowledge. Tavistock Institute. Part 119

Duality is the seed of conflict, “Duality is the idea or concept of separation”, Duality is based on createing division, This world of duality is an illusion. This world of duality is an illusion, The illusion of duality being the result of ignorance , will be dispelled by proper knowledge, therefore people on Earth will be kept away from real knowledge. Tavistock Institute. Part 119

Why then is it important to understand duality, and not only understand, but to see beyond its limitations? It is vitally important because duality is not a truth. It is part of the illusion, but it is not a truth in reality. Remember, I use the term reality to refer to what exists outside the illusion, or what is considered Truth.

Mankind is constantly fed with concept of duality because its feeding the mind with illusions and keeping Mankind enslaved and captivated in a “fixed” state of ignorance. The main source within the Archons Matrix (or Mind Prison) is IGNORANCE. Earth-Man is enslaved within their dimension, and FEAR is the FREQUNECY that suprress everyone to be tuned into the reality of the Archons. In other words Mankind is trapped in their perception which is govern and constantly fed through the five senses. As long people not moving the veil of ignorance the Arhons will govern everything on planet Earth. They using the human EGO, THREE LOWER CHAKRAS; and THE FIVE SENSES, and FEAR is the FREQUNCY, and IGNORANCE is the state of mind Man/Woman must break through or remove for liberation. By gnosis and knowledge man/woman may be able to achieve liberation from the Archons MATRIX.

What if the EGO/ARCHON party never ended? What if no one went home and became themselves again or the royalty never took their rightful place in the Kingdom? What if the costume provided a separate reality that became so engaging that no one remembered any other way? People might just forget who they really were. Is it possible that we could forget that we were wearing a grand elaborate costume?

Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tiny seed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened kundalini connects human awareness to the all-pervasive power of divine love. Kundalini, then, is the divine power in man which when liberated becomes the causal factor in all higher experiences of the yogin.

So multiplicity is creation of the ignorance. Multiple names and forms are only appearance of one homogeneous principle. We study this, but this knowledge should settle within us. We should know this in totality without any doubt, simply knowing it in our faculty of intelligence but reacting to situations with our ego, i.e., with identification with body-mind interactions as the self, would not work.

That is the reason earlier it was said that the Knowledge cannot be comprehended through the mind, but we have to see the One only through the mind as it is advocated here. But how this will be possible? Possible through a Mind at Rest: The above discussions appear to be contradictory as it is first said that the Supreme cannot be comprehended through the mind and again later it is said to know That through the mind. But actually this is not contradictory. To know we have the only one instrument called mind.

In that mind we have to see the unity of our individual-self and the world with the Cosmic Self, One and the Only One. But it was said that such a realization is not possible through the mind since the nature of mind is to remain in a state of volition. Here in the above discussion we have already said, citi vistramya tisthasi, give rest to your mind, Control of the Sense Organs and the Mind,” p. 29).

So this Self-realization is not possible through a mind that is in volition but is possible through a mind at rest. When actions of the mind, citta, are halted, then that is called yoga. This is the unity or union of the individual with the source.

The Ego must be rmished: So for that delusion to be eradicated the ego must be finished.

I am not, the mind, man* not the intellect, not the ego, not the sub-consciousness, not the ears or the tongue, not the nose or the eyes, not even the ether or the earth, not the fire, not the airI am the form of Consciousness and Bliss, ciddnandera pah, I am Siva, livoham, I am Siva, fivoham. Here negation of the body, the five sense-organs, the five organs of action, the mind, the intellect, the ego, the subconsciousness and the five elements, viz., earth, water, etc., and contemplating on the Consciousness and Bliss as Christ or the Pure Existence is shown as the way. Christ means Bliss, removal of misery, Christ means Truth, the Pure Existence, and the principle that called the Self. Siva means the Pure Consciousness, the Knowledge. The yogic way of this negation is named samddhi, and this is inhibition of all the actions of the mind-stuff, citta. Then there are no cravings and aversions, and that is equanimity.

By control of the mind, all the yogis, attain fearlessness, removal of misery, knowledge of the Self, and everlasting„ peace. The seat of fear is only in our mind, miseries are only in our mind, the ignorance is only in our mind, and turbulences and disturbances are only in our mind. So the mind should be controlled to overcome these. This mind is the world, so purify it with care, so that the mind should be merged with That. This is the secret, and this is eternal.

So the purification of mind, is nothing but merging the mind, manolaya, with the Un-eroded Principle. Then there is eternal peace and this much is the secret. The Self should be Taught after Purification: From the above discussions we understand that the identity with the body-mind interactions is named as the ego, which is a product of the ignorance and is the cause of bondage.

This identity results in the enjoyment of various sense objects and gives pain and pleasures, but when one transcends that and sees the Self in all manifestations then he becomes established in the Knowledge and Bliss. But for this to happen, cleaning the senses and the internal organ named mind are of utmost necessity because without these the concept of unity of the individual self with the Cosmic Self or the Transcendental Self is not possible and if done so without cleaning the mind then there is danger of misperception of the body as the Self being strengthened to a highest degree.

In Kathopanitsad it is said, the nerves of the heart are a hundred and one.

“All the extraordinary spiritual, mystical traditions continuously work on awakening the Third Eye. It is the easiest, most powerful way of awakening yourself to higher dimensions. Third Eye is an important power which is stored in every human being. It is a possibility in every human being. We need to awaken it. We need to make it as reality. Third Eye is not just an eye; it is the very source of your Consciousness. Creating awareness, centering yourself on the Third Eye means awakening your consciousness.”

Yoga is the rule book for playing the game of Life, but in this game no one needs to lose. It is tough, and you need to train hard. It requires the willingness to think for yourself, to observe and correct, and to sur-mount occasional setbacks. It demands honesty, sustained application, and above all love in your heart. If you are interested to understand what it means to be a human being, placed between earth and sky, if you are interested in where you come from and where you will be able to go, if you want happiness and long for freedom, then you have al-ready begun to take the first steps toward the journey inward. The rules of nature cannot be bent. They are impersonal and im-placable. But we do play with them. By accepting nature’s challenge and joining the game, we find ourselves on a windswept and exciting journey that will pay benefits commensurate to the time and effort we put in—the lowest being our ability to tie our own shoelaces when we are eighty and the highest being the opportunity to taste the essence of life itself.

Yoga releases the creative potential of Life. It does this by estab-lishing a structure for self-realization, by showing how we can progress along the journey, and by opening a sacred vision of the Ultimate, of our Divine Origin, and final Destiny. The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees. It brings knowl-edge and elevates it to wisdom.

We must also come to see the relationship between nature and soul; yoga does not reject one for the other but sees them as inseparably joined like earth and sky are joined on the horizon. Yo u do not need to seek freedom in some distant land, for it exists within your own body, heart, mind, and soul. Illuminated emancipa­tion, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you must choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.

The Inward Journey

Spiritual realization is the aim that exists in each one of us to seek our divine core. That core, though never absent from anyone, re­mains latent within us. It is not an outward quest for a Holy Grail that lies beyond, but an Inward Journey to allow the inner core to reveal itself. In order to find out how to reveal our innermost Being, the sages explored the various sheaths of existence, starting from body and progressing through mind and intelligence, and ultimately to soul. The yogic journey guides us from our periphery, the body, to the center of our being, the soul. The aim is to integrate the var­ious layers so that the inner divinity shines out as through clear glass.

Kosas-The Sheaths of Being

Yoga identifies five of these different levels or sheaths of being (kosas), which must be completely integrated and in harmony with each other in order for us to achieve wholeness. When these subtle sheaths are in disharmony, they become sullied like a mirror reflecting the tarnished images of the sensory and sensual world. The mirror reflects what is in the world around us rather than letting the clear light of the soul within shine out. It is then that we experience disease and despair. True health requires not only the effective functioning of the physical exterior of our being, but also the vitality, strength, and sensitivity of the subtle levels within. Most of us think of our “body” as simply our physical form–our skin, bones, muscles, and internal organs. For yoga, however, this is only the outermost layer of our body or annamaya kosa. It is this anatomical body that encompasses the other four subtle bodies, or kosas.

When these bodies or sheaths are misaligned or clash with one another, we inevitably encounter the alienation and fragmentation that so trouble our world. When, on the other hand, we are able to bring the various sheaths of our body into alignment and harmony with one another, the fragmentation disappears, integration is achieved, and unity is established.

The physical body (annamaya kosa) must connect with and thereby imprint upon the energetic and organic body (pranamaya kosa), which must, in turn, accord with the mental body (manomaya kosa), the mental body with the intellectual body (vijnanamaya kosa), and the intellectual body with the blissful body (anandamaya kosa).

Likewise, if there is no communication between the blissful body and the physical body, then the blissful body cannot bring its illumination to the motion and action of the physical body, and there is darkness in life and not Light on Life.

The demarcation of the different sheaths is essentially hypothet­ical. We are unique and integral. Nevertheless, in order to achieve the integrity and wholeness we desire, there must be communication from the inner to the outer and the outer to the inner as each sheath blends with the next.

Only then are we bound together as one functional human being. If not, we experience dissolution and fragmentation, which make life uncomfortable and confusing. It is essential for the follower of the yoga journey to understand the need for integration and balance in the kosa.

For example, the mental and intellectual bodies (manomaya and vijnanamaya kosa) must function effectively in order for us to observe, analyze, and reflect what is happening in the physical and energetic bodies (annamaya and pranamaya kosa) and make readjustments. The physical body in other words is not something separate from our mind and soul. We are not supposed to neglect or deny our body as some ascetics suggest. Nor are we to become fixated on our body­our mortal self-either. The aim of yoga is to discover our immortal Self. The practice of yoga teaches us to live fully-physically and spir­itually-by cultivating each of the various sheaths.

After all, the goal of yoga may be the ultimate freedom but even before this is achieved, there is an incremental experience of greater freedom as we discover ever more self-control, sensitivity, and aware­ness that permit us to live the life we aspire to, one of decency; clean, honest human relations; goodwill and fellowship; trust; self-reliance; joy in the fortune of others; and equanimity in the face of our own mis­fortune. From a state of human goodness, we can progress toward the greater freedom.

Self-cultivation through asana is the broad gateway leading to the inner enclosures we need to xplore. In other words, we are going to try to use asana to sculpt the mind. We must discover what each sheath of being longs for and nourish it according to its subtle appetites. After all, it is the inner or subtler kosa that support the layers exterior to them. So we would say in yoga that the subtle precedes the gross, or spirit precedes matter. but yoga says we must deal with the outer or most manifest first, i.e. legs, arins, spine, eyes, tongue, touch, in order to develop the sensitivity to move inward.

This is why asana opens the whole spectrum of yoga’s possibilities. There can be no realization of existential, divine bliss without the support of the soul’s incarnate vehicle, the food-and-water­fed body, from bone to brain. If we can become aware of its limitations and compulsions, we can transcend them.

We all possess some aware­ness of ethical behavior, but in order to pursue yama and niyama at deeper levels, we must cultivate the mind. We need contentment, tran­quility, dispassion, and unselfishness, qualities that have to be earned. It is asana that teaches us the physiology of these virtues.

The fourth petal of yoga concerns the breathing techniques or pranayama (prana = vital or cosmic energy, ayama = extension, ex­pansion). Breath is the vehicle of consciousness and so, by its slow, measured observation and distribution, we learn to tug our attention away from external desires (vasana) toward a judicious, intelligent awareness (prajna). As breath stills mind, our energies are free to un­hook from the senses and bend inward to pursue the inner quest with heightened, dynamic awareness. Pranayama is not performed by the power of will.

The breath must be enticed or cajoled, like catching a horse in a field, not by chasing after it, but by standing still with an apple in one’s hand. In this way, pranayama teaches humility and frees us from greed or hankering after the fruits of our actions. Nothing can be forced; receptivity is everything.

The withdrawal of the senses into the mind (pratyahara) is the fifth petal of yoga, also called the hinge of the outer and inner quest. Un­fortunately, we misuse our senses, our memories, and our intelligence. We let the potential energies of all these flow outward and get scat­tered. We may say that we want to reach the domain of the soul, but there remains a great tug-of-war.

We neither go in nor out, and that saps the energy. We can do better. By drawing our senses of perception inward, we are able to expe­rience the control, silence, and quietness of the mind.

This ability to still and gently silence the mind is essential, not only for meditation and the inward journey but also so that the intuitive intelligence can func­tion usefully and in a worthwhile manner in the external world.

The final three petals or stages are concentration (dharana), med­itation (dhyana), and total absorption (samadhi). These three are a crescendo, the yoga of final integration (samyama yoga). We begin with concentration. Because dharana is so easy to trans­late as concentration, we often overlook or dismiss it. At school we learn to pay attention. This is useful, but it is not in yogic terms con­centration. We do not say of a deer in the forest, “Look, he’s concen­trating.” The deer is in a state of total vibrant awareness in every cell of his body. We often fool ourselves that we are concentrating because we fix our attention on wavering objects-a football match, a film, a novel, the waves of the sea, or a candle flame-but is not even the flame flickering? True concentration is an unbroken thread of aware­ness. Yoga is about how the Will, working with intelligence and the self-reflexive consciousness, can free us from the inevitability of the wavering mind and outwardly directed senses. Here, asana serves us greatly.

When each new point has been studied, adjusted, and sustained, one’s awareness and concentration will necessarily be simultaneously directed to myriad points so that in effect consciousness itself is dif­fused evenly throughout the body. Here consciousness is pt·netrating and enveloping, illuminated by a directed flow of intelligence and serving as a transformative witness to body and mind.

This is a sus­tained flow of concentration (dharana) leading to an exalted aware­ness. The ever-alert Will adjusts and refines, creating a totally self-correcting mechanism.

In this way, the practice of asana, per­formed with the involvement of all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness, and our soul. All of our bones, flesh, joints, fibers, ligaments, senses, mind, and intelligence are harnessed. The self is both the perceiver and the doer.

When I use the word “self” with a small s, I mean the totality of our awareness of who and what we are in a natural state of consciousness. Thus the self assumes its nat­ural form, neither bloated nor shrunken. In a perfect asana, performed meditatively and with a sustained current of concentration, the self as­sumes its perfect form, its integrity being beyond reproach.

Technically speaking, true meditation in the yogic sense cannot be done by a person who is under stress or who has a weak body, weak lungs, hard muscles, collapsed spine, fluctuating mind, mental agita­tion, or timidity. Often people think that sitting quietly is meditation. This is a misunderstanding.

True meditation leads us to wisdom (jnana) and awareness (prajna), and this specifically helps in understanding that we are more than our ego. For this one needs the preparations of the postures and the breathing, the withdrawal of the senses and concentration. This process of relaxing the brain is achieved through asana. We generally think of mind as being in our head.

In asana our conscious­ness spreads throughout the body, eventually diffusing in every cell, creating a complete awareness. In this way stressful thought is drained away, and our mind focuses on the body, intelligence, and awareness as a whole. This allows the brain to be more receptive, and concentration be­comes natural. How to keep the brain cells in a relaxed, receptive, and concentrated state is the art that yoga teaches.

“Duality is the seed of conflict”.

We cannot all go into outer space to glimpse a planet where shared human goals can be achieved by peaceful cooperation. But when we look at photos of our blue orb hanging in space with no national boundaries cut into its surface and the white cloak of clouds en­veloping it, we too are moved by the earth’s unity. How then do we live this unity? Duality is the seed of conflict. But we all have access to a space, an inner space, where there is an end to duality, an end to con­flict. This is what meditation teaches us, the cessation of the imper­sonating ego and the dawn of the true, unified Self, beyond which there is no other. Yoga says that the highest experience of freedom is One­ness, the supreme reality of unity. But we cannot penetrate inward in order to experience immortal bliss without first harmonizing the five sheaths that encompass the soul.

In the final stage of samadhi (union), the individual self, with all its attributes, merges with the Divine Self, with the Universal Spirit. Yogis realize that the divine is not more heavenward than inward and in this final quest of the soul, seekers become seers. In this way they ex­perience the divine at the core of their being. Samadhi is usually de­scribed as the final freedom, freedom from the wheel of karma, of cause and effect, action and reaction. Samadhi has nothing to do with perpetuating our mortal self. Samadhi is an opportunity to encounter our imperishable Self before the transient vehicle of body disappears, as in the cycle of nature, it surely must. Yogis, however, do not stay in this stage of exalted bliss, but when they return to the world their actions are different, as they know in their innermost being that the divine unites us all and that a word or action done to another is ultimately done equally to oneself.

Learning to Live in the Natural World

Before beginning this journey inward, we must clarify its nature. There is a frequent misunderstanding of the journey inward or the spiritual path, which suggests to most people a rejection of the natural world, the mundane, the practical, the pleasurable. On the contrary, to a yogi (or indeed a Taoist master or Zen monk) the path toward spirit lies en­tirely in the domain of nature. It is the exploration of nature from the world of appearances, or surface, into the subtlest heart of living matter. Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal. For the yogi, spirit is not separate from body.

A scientist sets out to conquer nature through knowledge-ex­ternal nature, external knowledge. By these means he may split the atom and achieve external power. A yogi sets out to explore his own internal nature, to penetrate the atom (atma) of being. He does not gain dominion over wide lands and restless seas, but over his own re­calcitrant flesh and febrile mind. This is the power of compassionate truth. The presence of truth can make us feel naked, but compassion takes all our shame away. It is this inner quest for growth and evolu­tion, or “involution,” that is the profound and transformational yogic journey that awaits the seeker after Truth. We begin this involution with what is most tangible, our physical body, and the yogasana prac­tice helps us to understand and learn how to play this magnificent in­strument that each of us has been given.

The yogi knows that the physical body is not only the temple for our soul but the means by which we embark on the inward journey toward the core. Only by first attending to the physical body can we hope to accomplish anything in our spiritual lives. If a man or woman has aspirations to experience the divine, but his or her body is too weak to bear the burden, of what use are their aspirations and ambitions?

That’s all the more reason, there­fore, for the vast majority of us who suffer from physical limitations and debilities to some degree to start yoga as soon as possible so that we may fit ourselves for the journey ahead of us.

Yoga offers us techniques to become aware, to expand and pene­trate, and to change and evolve in order to become competent in the lives we live and to initiate sensitivity and receptivity toward the life of which we are still only dimly aware.

We begin at the level of the phys­ical body, the aspect of ourselves that is most concrete and accessible to all of us. It is here that yogasana and pranayama practice allow us to understand our body with ever greater insight and through the body to understand our mind and reach our soul.

To a yogi, the body is a laboratory for life, a field of experimentation and perpetual research. For the yogi, the physical body corresponds to one of the elements of nature, namely the earth.

We are mortal clay, and we return to dust. All cultures recognize this truth, but nowadays we treat it as a mere metaphor. It is more than that. As you explore your own body, you are in fact exploring this element of nature itself. You are also developing the qualities of earth within yourself: solidity, shape, firmness, and strength.

Body will prove to be an obstacle unless we transcend its limita­tions and remove its compulsions. Hence, we have to learn how to ex­plore beyond our known frontiers, that is to expand and interpenetrate our awareness and how to master ourselves. Asana is ideal for this.

The keys to unlocking our potential are the qualities of purity and sensitivity. The point about purity, or simply cleanliness as it is often called in yoga texts, is not primarily a moral one. It is that purity per­mits sensitivity. Sensitivity is not weakness or vulnerability. It is clarity of perception and allows judicious, precise action. On the other hand, rigidity comes from impurity, from accumu­lated toxins, whether in the physical sense or the mental, when we call it prejudice or narrow-mindedness.

Rigidity is insensitivity. The sweat of exertion and the insight of penetration bring us, through a process of elimination and self-cultivation, both purity and sensitivity. Purity and sensitivity benefit us not only in relation to the inward journey but in relation to our outer environment, the external world.

The effects of impurity are highly undesirable. They cause us to de­velop a hard shell around us. If we construct a stiff shell between our­selves and the world outside our skin, we rob ourselves of most of life’s possibilities.

We are cut off from the free flow of cosmic energy. It be­comes difficult in every sense to let nourishment in or to let toxic waste out. We live in a capsule, what a poet called a “vain citadel.” As mammals, we are homeostatic.

That means we maintain certain mnstant balances within our bodies, temperature for example, by adapting to change and challenge in the environment. Strength and flexibility allow us to keep an inner balance, but man is trying more and more to dominate the environment rather than control himself.

Ultimately, when all the sheaths of the body and all the parts of a person coordinate together while performing an asana, you experience lhl· cessation of the fluctuations of the mind and also freedom from af­flictions. In asana you must align and harmonize the physical body and all the layers of the subtle emotional, mental, and spiritual body. This is integration. But how does one align these sheathes and experience this integration? How do we find such profound transformation in what from the outside may look simply like stretching or twisting the body into unusual positions? It begins with awareness.

There is an exercise of will, but the brain must be willing to listen to the body and see what is reasonable and prudent within the body’s capacity. The intelligence of the body is a fact. It is real. The intelligence of the brain is only imagination. So the imagination has to be made real. The brain may dream of doing a difficult back bend Imlay, but it cannot force the impossible even onto a willing body. Wl· arc always trying to progress, but inner cooperation is essential.

Brain has to cooperate with the message it receives from the body. I will often say to a student, “Your brain is not in your body! That is why you can’t get the asana.” I mean of course that his intelligence is in his head and not filling his body. It may be that your brain moves faster than your body or your body may fail to fulfill the instructions of your brain owing to lack of right guidance from your intelligence. Y

ou must learn to move the brain a bit more slowly so that it follows the body, or you have to make the body move faster to match the intelligence of the brain. Let the body be the doer, the brain the ob-server.

After acting, reflect on what you have done. Has the brain inter­preted the action correctly? If the brain does not observe correctly, then there is confusion in action. The duty of the brain is to receive knowl­edge from the body and then guide the body to further refine the ac­tion. Pause and reflect between each movement.

This is progression in attention. Then in the stillness, you can be filled with awareness. Ask yourself, “Has every part of me done its job?” The Self has to find out whether this has been done well or not. Pausing to reflect on your movement does not mean that you are not reflecting throughout the movement.

There should be constant analysis throughout the action, not just afterward. This leads to true understanding. The real meaning of knowledge is that action and analysis synchronize. Slow motion allows reflective intelligence. It al­lows our minds to watch the movement and leads to a skillful action. The art of yoga lies in the acuity of observation.

Self-consciousness is when the mind constantly worries and wonders about itself, doubting and being self-absorbed. It is like having the devil and angel sitting on your shoulders constantly arguing over what you should do. When you are self-conscious, you are going to ex­haust yourself. You are also going to strain the muscles unnecessarily because you are thinking about the asana and how far you want to stretch and not experiencing the asana and stretching according to your capacity. Self-awareness is the opposite of self-consciousness.

When you are self-aware, you are fully within yourself, not outside yourself looking in. You are aware of what you are doing without ego or pride. When you cannot hold the body still, you cannot hold the brain still. If you do not know the silence of the body, you cannot understand the silence of the mind.

Action and silence have to go together.

If there is action, there must also be silence. If there is silence, there can be con­scious action and not just motion. When action and silence combine like the two plates of a car’s clutch, it means that intelligence is in gear. While doing the postures, your mind should be in an interior con­scious state that does not mean sleep; it means silence, emptiness, space that can then be filled with an acute awareness of the sensations given by the posture. You watch yourself from inside. It is a full silence. Maintain a detached attitude toward the body and, at the same time, do not neglect any part of the body or show haste but remain alert while doing the asana.

Horizontal expansion and vertical extension should synchronize so that you are extending in all directions. Freedom in a posture is when every joint is active. Let us be full in whatever posture it is we arc doing just as we should be full in whatever we do in our lives.

Extension is freedom, and freedom allows for relaxation.

“Perfection is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is reached.”

There is always relaxation in the right position, even though you are fully stretching. The ego is an unrelenting task master. It does not know that one must balance activity and passivity in the asana, exertion and relaxation. When one extends and relaxes, there is no oscillation of mind or body.

One who knows the art of relax­ation also knows the art of meditation. Whether one lives in the East or the West, North or South, everyone suffers from stress, and everyone craves rest and relaxation. If one stretches completely, one re­laxes completely. Look at a cat, a master of stretching and a master of relaxation.

Through yoga one can begin to develop a perfect balance between both sides of the body. All of us begin with imbalances, favoring one side or the other. When one side is more active than the other, the active side must become the guru for the inactive side to make it equally active. To the weaker side, we must apply attention. We must also show more care. We show keener interest to improve a dull and struggling friend than for an eager and intelligent one. In the same way you have to show yourself this same compassion and act on the weaker side of the body while taking pleasure in the achievement of the active side. Precision in action comes when the challenge by one side of the body is met by an equal counter-challenge of the other. This ignites the light of knowledge. You must keep your balance by using the intelli­gence of the body (whether instinct, feeling, or ability) but not by strength. When you keep the balance by strength, it is physical action; when by intelligence of the body, it is relaxation in action. Evenness is harmony, and in that evenness alone you learn.

Balance does not mean merely balancing the body. Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. In whatever position one is in, or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of the present-the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in Eternity.

When the intellect is stable, there is no past, no future, only present. Do not live in the future; only the present is real. The mind takes you constantly to the future, as it plans, worries, and wonders. Memory takes you to the past, as it ruminatl’s and regrets.

Only the Self takes you to the present, for the divine can be experienced only now. The past, present, and future are held to­gether in each asana as thought, word, and deed become one. One has to find the median line of each asana so that the energy is properly distributed.

When one wavers from the median line, then one goes either to the past or the future. Vertical ascending is the future; vertical descending is the past. The horizontal is the present. The pre­sent is the perfect asana.

When you open horizontally, future and past meet in the present. This is how dynamic extension and expansion allow you to find balance and live more fully in the present through your body. In asana, we find balance and integration in the three di­mensions of space, but we also find balance and integration in the fourth dimension of time. The ancient sages said that the key to life was balance.

But what are we sup­posed to balance? The answer lies in the three qualities of nature, which are called the guna. These three qualities must be balanced in your asana practice and in your body, mind, and soul. Roughly they are translated as solidity, dynamism, and luminosity. We have seen that the essence of nature is change, a never-ending expression and re-expression of itself. What, we must ask ourselves, constantly provokes that change? Why do things simply not stay as they are?

This is because of the guna, the three complementary forces that Indian philosophy identifies as emerging from the very root of na­ture at the moment of creation. Understanding the guna, these three forces of nature, will be important for the success of your practice of yogasana and your inward journey to the Universal Soul. As soon as nature becomes manifest, these three forces shift. They lose their balance and create instability. That instability is very fertile. Mathematicians say that numbers progress from one to two to three to many. It is the number three that unlocks the possibility of infinite diversity. Infinite, unmanifested origin is one. Duality is two.

“Duality is the seed of conflict”.

“Duality is the idea or concept of separation”.

Dualityis the idea or concept of separation, of division, but alone it cannot I manifest in phenomena. Three is a wave, a sine curve, a vibration like light or sound. When two waves collide, a new phenomenon is created. That is the creativity inherent in nature. Even at the subtlest level, that of vibration and infra-atomic particles, nature’s built-in wobble sets it on an endless cycle of creation, destruction, and recreation. From three comes many.

Perfecting: Always Be Happy with the Smallest Improvement

Let the goal be to reach Perfection, but be content with a little progress toward perfection every day. Overambition can be destructive of sus­tainable progress. Perfection is ultimately only with God. So what is the value of perfection if it can be found only in God? We are creatures who can dream of perfection, and it is this dream that inspires one to improve. It is this dream that ignites the effort needed to transform. Perfection creates interest in art and life. The instinct that draws us to­ward the dream of perfection is really a desire for God. Sometimes our body is willing, but our mind is weak and says, “We don’t have time,” or “Forget it, it’s not worth all the effort.” Sometimes it is our mind that is willing, but our body is weak and says, “I’m really too tired for all this trouble.”

A practitioner must focus between the mind and the body, listening to the counsel of each, but letting the intelligence and the soul make the true decision, for this is where real willpower and real dedication are found. Do to your capacity while always striving to extend your capacity. Ten minutes today. After a few days, twelve minutes. Master that, then again extend. It is better to do a good pose minimum than a bad pose maximum. Do not say that you are disappointed with yourself. Find time every day to do something to maintain the asana practice. Sometimes both body and mind yield to willpower, and at other times they rebel.

Do not be afraid. Do not be attached to your body. Even if fear comes, accept it and find the courage to come through it. When you experience fear, you must practice without attachment to the body, thinking of it objectively as an opportunity for creative work. When fear is not there, you can treat the body more subjectively, as a part of yourself that nonetheless requires practice and cultivation.

Yoga is mastered only by long persistent nonstop practice, with zeal and de­termination. When the gardener plants an apple seed, does he expect the apples to appear at once? Of course not. The gardener waters the seed, watches each day, and feels happy seeing the growth. Treat the body in the same way. We water our asana and pranayama practice with love and joy seeing the small progress. While we know what the goal is, we do not focus on enlightenment. We know that when our practice is ripe, illumination comes. Patience allied with disciplined practices brings the required willpower. Willpower is concrete, not ethereal. When you do something, you demonstrate your willpower, and it becomes all the easier to have the same power of will the next time. When you perform your asana, you are physically demonstrating willpower through the expression of the muscles. Willpower is not just in the mind, but it is also in the body.

If there is an end, then there is no God. Creation by God never ends, so creation of your movements never ceases. The moment you say, “I have got it,” you have lost everything you had. As soon as something comes, you have to go one step further. Then there is evo­lution. The moment you say, “I am satisfied with that,” that means stagnation has come. That is the end of your learning; you have closed the windows of your intellect. So let me do what I cannot do, not what I can do. You have always to do a little bit more than you think you can, in quality and in quantity. This is what leads ultimately to beauty and greatness.

Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them. Over time the intensity with which one can practice develops.

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One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge.Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignorance the ego dissolves. Therefore, ignorance is the safety valve for its own survival. Tavistock Institute. Part 118

One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge.Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignorance the ego dissolves. Therefore, ignorance is the safety valve for its own survival. Tavistock Institute. Part 118

Truth is the common property of all. No nation, sect, creed or person can hold an absolute claim over it. He who is sincere, he who aspires after lt, gets It. Without sincerity, without ardent work, nothing can be had.

Truth is like the centre of a circle and the different radii joining the centre are like the different paths and doctrines; and an aspirant selects his path as per his growth, taste and tendency. Though the paths are many, the aim, the goal and the final-re-aching point is the same. Broadly speaking, the mind has got four main faculties, viz., willing, feeling, thinking and the gathering (the tendency to concentrate) faculties.

All the methods adopted, all the paths followed to reach the Ultimate Goal, can be safely put under any one of these faculties. As per these four main faculties of the mind, all the religions of the world and all the religious paths followed, can be grouped under four main heads, viz., work, worship, philosophy and psychology.

In every individual there is the infinite power behind. But in the vast majority of the beings these powers are lying dormant. Many do not know their own capacities, capabilities and the hidden treasures. So long as this hidden power is unnoticed, so long as one does not get access to this pwer, there is no spiritual awakening. One cannot understand the real significance of Dharma (righteousness), and one can never enjoy real conentration of mind and bliss. This central bodily poser residing and working in the living body; is called by the name of Kundalini Shakti or the Primal Power

Sandilya Upanishad says as regards the Kundalmi Shakti thus – Having by contraction opened the door of Kundalini, one should force open the door of Moksha (Freedom) Closing with Her mouth the door through which one ought to go, the Kundalini sleeps.

Again Yoga Vasishta says on the same subject thus :—There is an organ with its mouth closed, situated inside the abdomen. It is presided over by Kundalini, which exists dormant within it. The organ has circular shape and is named Kundalini. It is the centre of the Supreme Power and is the source of all the forces of the living creatures. The Tantras and the Yoga-schools are replete with the workings of the Kundalini Shakti. They give a most prominent place to the raising up of the Kundalini Shakti to the Sahasrara (upper cerebrum). As per these schools of thought, there is no Divine-realization and there is no Freedom so long as the Kundalini Shakti remains in the lowest centre, Muladhara. Ta be blessed with success in Yoga means making the Kundalini Shakti enter Sushumna canal and the taking it to Sahasrara (upper cerebrum).

The purpose of these practices is not merely to acquire physical fitness andmental health, but primarily to awaken the body’s dormant psychospiritualpower called kundalini-shakti. When this power, which is a form of consciousenergy, is fully aroused it begins to transform the body. It leads to the ecstaticrealization of one’s true identity as the pure, universal consciousness (cit), and italso progressively renders the body transparent to that supreme consciousness.

This alchemical process of transmutation of the very constituents of the bodyis the domain of Layayoga. Laya refers to the absorption of the elements (tattva) constituting the body, which occurs when the kundalini power rises from the psychoenergetic center (cakra) at the base of the spine toward the center at thecrown of the head. In its ascent along the spinal axis, it must pierce a series of psychoenergetic centers, each of which relates to specific psychosomaticfunctions and also anatomical structures. As it passes through each center, the kundalini absorbs each center’s elements and correlated function.

This induces a deepening state of mental concentration and conscious lucidity, but at the sametime decreases physical animation. Thus the outside observer would notice adrastic decrease in metabolism and spontaneous suspension of breathing. In away, the ascent of the kundalini amounts to a consciously undergone deathprocess.If the yogin remains long enough in this state of suspended animation, thebody simply dies. But this is not the intended outcome of Tantra. Rather, thesuccessful practitioner of Tantrayoga must next skillfully guide the kundalini from the crown center back to its home at the base of the spine. This restores allthe bodily functions, yet brings a new element into play: the gradual suffusion ofthe body with consciousness. For the Tantric adept, enlightenment is nothingunless it includes the body. Thus the delicate process of Layayoga is designed tobring enlightenment down to earth, into the body—a quite literally breathtaking adventure.

Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind.

Our life is a journey to the Divine, from animal being to rational being and finally to the divine being. It is our own lost kingdom. Nobody has thrown us out of it; it is only our ego, our wrong identity with the body-mind interactions that has derailed us. This is subjected to death again and again. We have to leave this wrong identity till we answer the above questions through our life. We have to know that we are Truth, the Pure Existence. This physical death is nothing but the womb of Mother Nature to give us temporary rest for rebirth till we complete our evolution to the Divine.

We are made with the same principle God is. Our identification with the physical body makes us separate from God and this is the state of ignorance. We have to eradicate this ignorance by the action of God, i.e., the action of the breath, pranakarma. Our mind is the result of ignorance and is responsible for this wrong identification. Breath-practice, pranakarma, absorbs the mind into vital force. This action of God reverses the process and leads us from body to God. This is why it is so necessary to perform that action. That is our spiritual practice.

Though immortality is always with us due to our ego we are dying in each moment. Our process of development lies with the annihilation of our ego, and to remove the darkness caused by it. The real happiness will then descend. For that we need to win over the senses and the mind.

Yoga: I will try to give you a simple idea although real understanding will come only through long and uninterrupted practice. Yoga means “to join,” this is union with our own origin. In fact, we are never separated from our source but we have forgotten our true identity and identify ourselves with our physical body, our mind, our intellect and our ego. Speaking in broad terms, we can say that we are in our mind, citta, meaning that we are with the actions of our mind. This situation leads to duality/plurality and is the reason why we need to unite with our true Self. Then the state of unity with our true Self is the transcendental state.

Mind Deludes: In the present day world we have all become slaves to our mind. Whatever we do, we do simply due to the swaying of our emotions, influenced by our thoughts and desires or due to being attracted by gain and allurements. Things should not be like this. We have to be master of our mind.

Mankind is controlled by the Ego, Mass Consciousness and Public Opinion. These thoughts are not from God or is not our own.

Following Ego is Catastrophic and following them who feeding mass consciounsess will lead to enslavement of mankind.

To know the Self is the Route: There are no other routes, only one route to reach the Ultimate. That is to know Him, to know the Self. This is what has been said in Upanisads again and again.

Then this is the Knowledge. When “I” exists as a separate entity then this is the ignorance. Though ‘That” is always with “I” and though “I” proceeds from “That” but still then due to the ignorance “I” close its eyes and refuses to recognize “That.” When the third eye or the discriminating intellect develops then “I” recognize and merge with “That.”

When that divine Swan is known which the Fire is, mingled in the water body (or our individual body), one crosses the death, and becomes immortal. This physical body cannot become immortal. This is subjected to birth, growth, changes, decay, diseases and death. Only yogic practices, herbs and will power can prolong this. Then who will become immortal? This is we, ourselves, the Principle that we are. This is always immortal, only one has to know that. Then one is immortal, one with the Principle. Multiplicity is finished; it is the unity, the One and the Only One. This is the Knowledge, not the knowledge of the outer world, but the knowledge of the inner self.

This makes even clearer that one inner controller is everything, which is the Self. That is hamsa and That is the Knowledge. One has manifested into many. Once we know that Principle then the veil of ego falls down, the wrong identity ceases. Knowing Him is only the route for the eternal peace named liberation.

One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge. Here the ignorance, means action that is. based on desires. Desires, actions and its results are under the purview of the ignorance. Once one attains the Knowledge, then actions do not become actions or the cause of bondage. Here again it is said that one has to cross the death through the ignorance. When we say action is avidyd, we have to remember that in the scriptures dealing with emancipation, there is no scope for forbidden actions; only those actions approved by scriptures are to be understood.

Then there is no separate existence. Elimination of separate existence of the individual self is elimination of the ignorance. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignornace the ego dissolves, so the ego don´t want remove ignorance and therefore don´t feed mankind with real enlighten knowledge because the ego will cease through enlightment. So everything in this Earthly lifestyle is designed to prevent people from becoming fully enlighten, and to keep them away from the route to the divine.

Then people for thosuends of years wrongly has identifying themselves with the body-identity, they also believe in the concept of fear of death. The concept of fear of death is a design of the ego to prevent mankind from dissolving the ego and find their True Higher Self beyond the veil of the ego-fears.

Once you have this knowledge, you become Divine. a knower of God. This Self is the Divine God”. ‘That is Truth, which is the Self”. This is the final knowledge. Acquiring this knowledge, you are one with all. You are established in the Truth, Knowledge and Infinity. You are Christ or Buddha, the vastness. With your identification with the body-mind interactions and identification with names and forms, you are just a small entity separated from your own source. But still then you are a particle of the Consciousness embedded within the whirlpool of the ignorance, subjected to its actions and results, enjoying the results of actions, going up and down, and feeling sorrow and happiness. These all phenomena vanish when you have that Supreme Knowledge.

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When we remain absolutely still we experience the exquisiteness of the breath as transformer of the subtle body as the Kundalini is activated. The wakening of the Kundalini is not simply the arousal of a dormant force within us, as Gopi Krishna explains: The arousal of kundalini, in its true sense, does not simply imply the ac-tivity of a hitherto sleeping force, but actually the start of a new activity by changing the whole system to adapt it to a new pattern of conscious-ness through changing the composition of the bioenergy or subtle life force permeating the whole body.

When Kundalini awakens. She spiritualizes the body and mind as if the divine influence of God has descended on the physical plane. Such influence varies in intensity with different persons and in particular individuals too its flow of intensity fluctuates from time to time.

As a minute spark of fire may burn heaps of straw in no time and the ensuing big conflagration is not different from the original spark, so the divine spark of the awakened Kundalini is the Lord Himself. When the whole heap of straw has been consumed, the fire extinguishes into voidness. Burning of straw is but the manifestation of heat lying involved in it through the involutionary process. All the fire that appeared from combustion was simply lying hidden in the form of straws, as if the fire itself had assumed the form of straws. Ignition once started soon uncoils the whole amount of heat stored up there and sends the whole heap into flames. Similarly when a master throws sparks of divine fire, it ignites and sets the involved Kundalini to flames, which soon takes up the form of a big fire—the Lord on the physical plane. A Yogi calls Him the self of his self, but when all straws have been burnt, like the extinguished fire, the Kundalini power also merges into the Absolute. One has simply to raise one’s self to the ignition point. All other preparations in the form of piety, virtuous deeds, devotion to God, and prayers or other methods of invoking God, improve our combustibility in that respect that the slightest touch or contact with spiritual persons may light in us the divine fire instantaneously.

When Kundalini lies in dormant condition, spiritual consciousness remains clouded with the physical forces and Atman appears in bondage, but when She is aroused shining with the dawn of spiritual consciousness, she assumes the role of Guru.

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the sky (activation of the Seventh Sense Power), saying, The Kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms are of lord (Real Man); and he shall reign for ever and ever (Rev. 11:15).

This is the Super-conscious Department of Mind, so potent that no one is able to measure it, with a vibratory rate beyond the rate of vibration capable of being registered by any mechanical instrument so far produced by science, and which psychologists say never forgets, and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

“There should be Time no longer” means that in the Sevenfold Hind Power man rises above the illusion of Time (Rev. 10:6).

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice from the temple, from the throne (brain), saying “He is born.” (Rev. 16:17).

This is the birth of the Redeemed Man, with the Sevenfold Mind Power. This is the Resurrection of the World Within, the Kingdom of Heaven within; the Resurrection of the god (Pineal Gland).

At this point, the church fathers also falsified their translation, making it read “It is done” (Rev. 16:17). They changed “He” to “it,” and “born” to “done.” “He is born” becomes “It is done”

Revelation in this Forbidden Field was carefully guarded. What little the Masters wrote about it was always so heavily veiled in symbol and fable that only the most advanced Occultists could decode it.

Neither should we relate the secrets of this Forbidden Field in any but the most general terms. Only a few can comprehend what we say, and fever still can be constrained to believe it.

Science knows not that the Pineal is the organ of the Seventh Sense. It is the organ of memory, of expectation and anticipation. It is the organ that never forgets and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

Man would know nothing of past or future without the function of the Pineal. Many have poor memory, some have little, others almost none, because the Pineal is dormant, semi-dormant, sluggish.

It seems that the conscious phase of mind depends on the Pituitary and Pineal glands. The weaker their function, the weaker the conscious phase of mind. By increased action of these glands, man’s knowledge of himself, of his environment, and of the universe is increased.

Some increase in the action of these glands may be produced by concentration of thought. Also, brain power to perceive situations is thus improved.

Kundalini is also known, is a catalyst which leads to enlightenment and transcendental consciousness

Kundalini awakening and the subsequent changes in the physical and mental bodies is not a psychosomatic or unnatural event. Instead Kundalini awakening is a very scientific and biological event in the body. Today research done in the mind and consciousness seem to be coming closer to this understanding. They can see that there are marked physical differences in those men and women who have consistently practiced meditation.

After the crown has fully opened, the feminine and masculine energies of the body can move permanently into wholeness. Once this has occurred, the now undifferentiated force can flow back downward, opening the spiritual heart and completing the process of enlightenment. Some choose to postpone achieving full enliqhtenment in „ order to be of service to their fellow humans, to be a catalyst, or assistant for the evolution of humankind.

The fear of death dissolves. A drastic reorganization process occurs in which we no longer focus on the sort of commotion and projections emerging out of trauma and blind emotive reaction, nor identify with the human form as the dominant force and concern in our existence.

The key points for understanding kundalini from a Thomist perspective are the nature of the human soul as a spiritual being in potency which needs to be united to the material universe in the body in order to activate itself, and how the human soul contains and animates these lower levels of material being. What is kundalini? It is a fundamental energy of the soul that activates all the levels of the soul, from lowest to highest, fitting it for enlightenment

If kundalini is such a fundamental, energy why don’t more people experience it?

We have to distinguish between this energy in a general sense which all of us have and which is operative in our development, from kundalini in a dramatic and manifest form which is limited to a few people. This fundamental process moving us toward enlightenment can take place even if we are not consciously aware of it, but kundalini in its manifest form gives us an invaluable picture of what is at stake.

When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, it means the person is on the first step towards what Krishna calls moksha and Buddha calls nirvana or liberation Depending on the person, it may take lives for awakening the Kundalini, and it may take many lives again for the Kundalini to reach the Sahasrar, and again, many lives to attain liberation.

You can remain locked up and limited in the conscious ego’s physical motivation and walls of protection or you can free yourself and go beyond time.

The Kundalini Deep inside the body lies a treasure, Of which humanity is ignorant, Only a few have discovered it, The perfume of which is fragrant. Vast is this treasure, Beyond timeless measure, Available to but only, The saintly and the austere. It hath no directions, no map for it,

To fall into the hands of the unholy and the impure. This treasure in its grace reveals itself, To the holy one who dives deep within himself.

The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening our-selves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity.

Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.

This energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our ensuing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually. The hallmarks of kundalini are phenomena such as surges of electricity in the body, detachment from the body, intense heat and fire, buzzing sounds, a feeling of being in the presence of God, and awareness of spiritual presences such as angels.

More important, however, are the benefits that lie beyond the phenomena: creativity, genius, enhanced well-being, longevity, and, most significant of all, enlightenment. Experiences of kundalini have been recorded around the world since ancient times. Kundalini is the divine fire of God and the gods, the samadhi of adepts, the raptures of saints, the healing power that floods through the hands of healers, the inspiration of invention, the intense happiness of a peak experience.

The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmos-phere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini.

By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the Christ, thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom and compassion. This is the entrance to the Direct Path to complete liberation from the ego, a route that only very few take, due to the fact that one must pay the entirety of one’s karma in one life.

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Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tiny seed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened kundalini connects human awareness to the all-pervasive power of divine love. Kundalini, then, is the divine power in man which when liberated becomes the causal factor in all higher experiences of the yogin. Tavistock Institute. Part 113

Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tiny seed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened kundalini connects human awareness to the all-pervasive power of divine love. Kundalini, then, is the divine power in man which when liberated becomes the causal factor in all higher experiences of the yogin. Tavistock Institute. Part 113

Divine sparks became separated and trapped in matter , and some human beings received the divine spark and others did not .

the redemption of the sparks is not simply “the enthusiasm for the concrete,” but rather an act that gives a new direction to the world with its materiality, enabling it to overcome the distance between the spheres of the secular and the holy, between matter and spirit.

The disciples asked, “Whaa the secret of this Saiyashasira (factual science) behind the Kundalini Shakhty, Gurujir ‘

Assume your vertebral column as the tube to be magnetized and the meditation as the strong magnet. Meditating is as good as rubbing and arranging the spine inside the vertebral column. As soon as the Sushumna gets a spark by rubbing the spine by the spiritual magnet, the first wheel of spirituality starts cranking.

The first cranks the second … The second cranks the third … The third cranks the fourth … The fourth cranks the fifth …The fifth cranks the sixth …The sixth cranks the seventh … All the movements of all these seven stages of the lotus heart will electrify or charge the Kundalini.

That electrification of your body produces the magnetic field around you and it further develops into a halo. “That’s why a saint has a halo around his head. And he is said to be godhead. That’s why he becomes supernatural. He can do miracles. Physics fails before him. But to obtain this mystical power one has to absorb all the voltage in the entire universe like a spiritual transformer comprising contemplative coils. One has to accumulate all the light, heat and energy in the entire cosmos as Sun.

One has to preserve all the waters of the earth within him. One has to inhale all the air in the atmosphere. One has to comprise in him all the ether above the earth. “Yet the most prominent and paramount factor is that he shall not use all these physical matters! lie possesses all these physical properties, yet he lives without enjoying them. That’s the secret of a saint. When Ile walks on fire, he uses the ocean as water concealed in him to extinguish the fire.

That’s why God has made all the substance on earth as flammable and water as non-flammable. When a yogi is submerged in water, he uses the air concealed in him as Pranavayu (life-saving gas). When Ile remains on the icy mountain as a hermit, he uses the fire (heat) in him to withstand the cold. When he passes through the dark, he makes use of the light within him. When he resides underground without food, he makes use of all the energy within him.

All these actions or processes are counter-balanced. That’s the artha seuhya or fact behind it. “To gain these powers through yoga and meditation, one should be the owner of a pure body, pure heart, pure mind, pure soul and pure spirit. If you allow any atom of impurity to enter, the rivet shakes. The power goes off. Hence, you go back to the state of an ordinary man.

“With the awakening of Kundalini, your inner eye will be opened.”

To avoid conflicts, some alchemists deliberately concealed their work in Christian terminology. For instance, the word “Christ” was often used to refer to the Philosopher’s Stone, the spark of life concealed in the darkness of matter

Finally, gold will gain the upper hand and combine the entirely with itself, such that they can never again be separated from one another by the power of fire, water or air. With this, the first step in the process is complete, but we are still nowhere near creating the Philosopher’s Stone, having only prepared Philosopher’s, whose sole Philosopher’s . purpose it is to awaken the dead gold and enrich it, and especially its seed. And so, if we apply this to gold and add in Philosopher’s , and cook it all for seven to nine A months as we described earlier, we will produce the Philosopher’s Stone in the true seed of the gold, which will have a millionfold potency for reproduction. Let us now look at the field in which the seed is sown.

“This will make your life natural and peaceful, free from nervous exhaustion and worry, because it will enable you to keep your vital force of life ever renewed and reinforced. It will enable you to charge your battery, to electrify it every day. Today you resemble a small boat tossing on the waves of a stormy life without oars, at the mercy of wind and wave, always in danger of rocks and shoals. Practice Pranayama and you will plough thru the vast sea of life like a giant dreadnought. “Learn Pranayama practice Pranayama, and be master of yourself and your circumstances.” Excerpt from the Author’s Pranayama—Lessons Three and Four.

“The Alchemy of Bliss” is for those who have reached a certain point in their spiritual practice and yet find the experience and connection with the Kundalini spinal and bodily currents (especially the Bliss vibration) elusive.

It is customary in religious traditions, particularly in mystical or metaphysical sub-traditions, to posit human bodies as manifestations of cosmic energies, the body electric at times transformed into pure consciousness. Could we then see improvising, perhaps especially as practiced in and through these metaphysics, as a kind of yogic form of becoming immense, of unleashing energies and potentials, practicing and sensing a mode of selfhood that is beyond the limits of selfhood? These different architectures of meaning, then, provide the sonic, interactive cues by which participants become responsive to the religiosity that the systems themselves posit was there all along, was the only thing that could possibly bring such music into being, could summon—instrumentally, spiritually—such altered states of energy from the vastness of the all. The self becomes part of the sound, which is a part of these metaphysics, which are part of divine creation itself, however improvised, however understood. The entire universe is electrified, magnified, ascended in vibratory flux. As with Spiritualism’s engagement with cosmic frequencies, the yogic attention to the kundalini energy opening the “portal of cosmic being.

One praying in this fashion is not aware that he or she is a temple of divine energy, a temple of the Holy Spirit, or that the presence of the divine energy that raised Jesus from the dead is lying dormant within, awaiting resurrection. That divine energy that lies within us, similar to what Indian adepts call the Kundalini energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine, I prefer to call “resurrection current.” This current is spiritual electricity that causes people who have a loving connection with God to do what Jesus told his disciples to do, that is, to have their life, being, and movement in the Holy Spirit. The early followers of Jesus reached out to people, allowing the energy of God in that res-urrection current to use them as channels for healing the sick and producing miracles, electrifying the very atmosphere around them.

Awakening of this divine energy (divya takti) is kundalini. Please know that this divine energy gets awakened only by divine grace. And the divine grace is something which one cannot dream of.

Yoga texts mention the awakening of this divine energy. HahaYoga says that one has to put in all efforts to awaken the sleeping or dormant energy. The prakrti has to be brought to the realm of the soul. In reality, only true saints have their kupdalin awakened by divine grace.

Please understand that kupdalin is a power of pure intelligence. If one has got that pure power, know that the divine grace has dawned on him.

Once ‘kundalini awakening’ has taken place and is established through meditation, the kundalini is said to purify the subtle body automatically, thus dispelling all mental, physical, and spiritual diseases.

To achieve the real state of meditation, one needs to awaken the kundalini energy within. With the support of kundalini, meditation becomes effortless and natural. Kundalini is the mothering energy lying dormant at the base of the spine in the sacrum bone. This energy is awakened by a process called enlightenment (self-realization) to connect us to the divine and begin the work of healing and balancing our chakras.

Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tiny seed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened kundalini connects human awareness to the all-pervasive power of divine love.

Kundalini, then, is the divine power in man which when liberated becomes the causal factor in all higher experiences of the yogin.

This energy is latent in all beings. Because of his ability to manifest this divine, boundless Cosmic energy, man is described as a manifestation of the Divine. Humanness consists in the manifestation of what is hidden and invisible in man.

“With this power of sight, man is able to see the entire creation. There is no greater power than this. Thus, man is endowed with all powers. But this boundless power is being recognized and exercised by each one according to the level of his development. The same electrical energy is used for a variety of purposes: for heating, lighting, operating a fan, etc. Likewise, the divine Cosmic energy in human beings is used by different persons for varied purposes. This energy is latent in all beings. Because of his ability to manifest this divine, boundless Cosmic energy, man is described as a manifestation of the Divine. Humanness consists in the manifestation of what is hidden and invisible in man.

“The manifestation of Divine Power must not be interpreted in terms of magic. Remember there is nothing that Divine Power cannot accomplish. It can transmute earth into sky and sky into earth.

All the powers in the world are within you. The outside world is a reflection of your inner being. Students should recognize this truth. Various scientists are being praised. But all powers are within you, electrical power, magnetic power, the power of light and fire and radiation. Every human being is a computer. Every individual is a mini-generator. Every person is a lamp and a radio station.” SS June 1995 P 153

Another way to see or understand these powers is that the GURU or MASTER can chose to awake others to enlightment.

Tracing the original wound of woman, brings us back to a time when the male and female energies were separated, and their backs turned on each other. They stopped working together, and their power was suppressed and forgotten. This disconnection was intentionally encouraged and then carefully managed. Fear was a way of creating control and as the world evolved, a way of creating power. A very false sense of power however. Not one of true authentic power. The secrets to higher consciousness were stolen and hidden away, allowed only to a select few, initiated into silence and sworn to secrecy because the power of that knowledge could change everything.

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The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmosphere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini. Gateway to higher consciousness. Tavistock Institute. Part 111

The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmosphere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini. Gateway to higher consciousness. Tavistock Institute. Part 111

When we remain absolutely still we experience the exquisiteness of the breath as transformer of the subtle body as the Kundalini is activated. The wakening of the Kundalini is not simply the arousal of a dormant force within us, as Gopi Krishna explains: The arousal of kundalini, in its true sense, does not simply imply the ac-tivity of a hitherto sleeping force, but actually the start of a new activity by changing the whole system to adapt it to a new pattern of conscious-ness through changing the composition of the bioenergy or subtle life force permeating the whole body.

When Kundalini awakens. She spiritualizes the body and mind as if the divine influence of God has descended on the physical plane. Such influence varies in intensity with different persons and in particular individuals too its flow of intensity fluctuates from time to time.
As a minute spark of fire may burn heaps of straw in no time and the ensuing big conflagration is not different from the original spark, so the divine spark of the awakened Kundalini is the Lord Himself. When the whole heap of straw has been consumed, the fire extinguishes into voidness. Burning of straw is but the manifestation of heat lying involved in it through the involutionary process. All the fire that appeared from combustion was simply lying hidden in the form of straws, as if the fire itself had assumed the form of straws. Ignition once started soon uncoils the whole amount of heat stored up there and sends the whole heap into flames. Similarly when a master throws sparks of divine fire, it ignites and sets the involved Kundalini to flames, which soon takes up the form of a big fire—the Lord on the physical plane. A Yogi calls Him the self of his self, but when all straws have been burnt, like the extinguished fire, the Kundalini power also merges into the Absolute. One has simply to raise one’s self to the ignition point. All other preparations in the form of piety, virtuous deeds, devotion to God, and prayers or other methods of invoking God, improve our combustibility in that respect that the slightest touch
or contact with spiritual persons may light in us the divine fire instantaneously.

When Kundalini lies in dormant condition, spiritual consciousness remains clouded with the physical forces and Atman appears in bondage, but when She is aroused shining with the dawn of spiritual consciousness, she assumes the role of Guru.

And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the sky (activation of the Seventh Sense Power), saying, The Kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms are of lord (Real Man); and he shall reign for ever and ever (Rev. 11:15).

This is the Super-conscious Department of Mind, so potent that no one is able to measure it, with a vibratory rate beyond the rate of vibration capable of being registered by any mechanical instrument so far produced by science, and which psychologists say never forgets, and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

“There should be Time no longer” means that in the Sevenfold Hind Power man rises above the illusion of Time (Rev. 10:6).

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice from the temple, from the throne (brain), saying “He is born.” (Rev. 16:17).

This is the birth of the Redeemed Man, with the Sevenfold Mind Power. This is the Resurrection of the World Within, the Kingdom of Heaven within; the Resurrection of the god (Pineal Gland).

At this point, the church fathers also falsified their translation, making it read “It is done” (Rev. 16:17). They changed “He” to “it,” and “born” to “done.” “He is born” becomes “It is done”

Revelation in this Forbidden Field was carefully guarded. What little the Masters wrote about it was always so heavily veiled in symbol and fable that only the most advanced Occultists could decode it.

Neither should we relate the secrets of this Forbidden Field in any but the most general terms. Only a few can comprehend what we say, and fever still can be constrained to believe it.

Science knows not that the Pineal is the organ of the Seventh Sense. It is the organ of memory, of expectation and anticipation. It is the organ that never forgets and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.

Man would know nothing of past or future without the function of the Pineal. Many have poor memory, some have little, others almost none, because the Pineal is dormant, semi-dormant, sluggish.

It seems that the conscious phase of mind depends on the Pituitary and Pineal glands. The weaker their function, the weaker the conscious phase of mind. By increased action of these glands, man’s knowledge of himself, of his environment, and of the universe is increased.

Some increase in the action of these glands may be produced by concentration of thought. Also, brain power to perceive situations is thus improved.

Kundalini is also known, is a catalyst which leads to enlightenment and transcendental consciousness

Kundalini awakening and the subsequent changes in the physical and mental bodies is not a psychosomatic or unnatural event. Instead Kundalini awakening is a very scientific and biological event in the body. Today research done in the mind and consciousness seem to be coming closer to this understanding. They can see that there are marked physical differences in those men and women who have consistently practiced meditation.

After the crown has fully opened, the feminine and masculine energies of the body can move permanently into wholeness. Once this has occurred, the now undifferentiated force can flow back downward, opening the spiritual heart and completing the process of enlightenment. Some choose to postpone achieving full enliqhtenment in „ order to be of service to their fellow humans, to be a catalyst, or assistant for the evolution of humankind.

The fear of death dissolves. A drastic reorganization process occurs in which we no longer focus on the sort of commotion and projections emerging out of trauma and blind emotive reaction, nor identify with the human form as the dominant force and concern in our existence.

The key points for understanding kundalini from a Thomist perspective are the nature of the human soul as a spiritual being in potency which needs to be united to the material universe in the body in order to activate itself, and how the human soul contains and animates these lower levels of material being. What is kundalini? It is a fundamental energy of the soul that activates all the levels of the soul, from lowest to highest, fitting it for enlightenment

If kundalini is such a fundamental, energy why don’t more people experience it?

We have to distinguish between this energy in a general sense which all of us have and which is operative in our development, from kundalini in a dramatic and manifest form which is limited to a few people. This fundamental process moving us toward enlightenment can take place even if we are not consciously aware of it, but kundalini in its manifest form gives us an invaluable picture of what is at stake.

When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, it means the person is on the first step towards what Krishna calls moksha and Buddha calls nirvana or liberation Depending on the person, it may take lives for awakening the Kundalini, and it may take many lives again for the Kundalini to reach the Sahasrar, and again, many lives to attain liberation.

You can remain locked up and limited in the conscious ego’s physical motivation and walls of protection or you can free yourself and go beyond time.

The Kundalini Deep inside the body lies a treasure, Of which humanity is ignorant, Only a few have discovered it, The perfume of which is fragrant. Vast is this treasure, Beyond timeless measure, Available to but only, The saintly and the austere. It hath no directions, no map for it,

To fall into the hands of the unholy and the impure. This treasure in its grace reveals itself, To the holy one who dives deep within himself.

The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening our-selves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity.

Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.

This energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our ensuing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually. The hallmarks of kundalini are phenomena such as surges of electricity in the body, detachment from the body, intense heat and fire, buzzing sounds, a feeling of being in the presence of God, and awareness of spiritual presences such as angels.

More important, however, are the benefits that lie beyond the phenomena: creativity, genius, enhanced well-being, longevity, and, most significant of all, enlightenment. Experiences of kundalini have been recorded around the world since ancient times. Kundalini is the divine fire of God and the gods, the samadhi of adepts, the raptures of saints, the healing power that floods through the hands of healers, the inspiration of invention, the intense happiness of a peak experience.

The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmosphere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini.

By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the Christ, thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom and compassion. This is the entrance to the Direct Path to complete liberation from the ego, a route that only very few take, due to the fact that one must pay the entirety of one’s karma in one life.