Kundalini The Liberating Force There is no doubt about it: if God is with you, your mental waves will be crushed and you will become liberated. Much of the knowledge contained in spiritual books will be understandable by you when you go through those experiences. You can never understand the Gita or the Bible because you do not know Jesus Christ, you do not know Arjuna, you do not know Krishna. You may find it surprising that you are Arjuna, and Krishna is sitting inside you in the form of the Guru. The battle you have to fight is with your mind which is the Kauravas. The king of the Kauravas is Duryodhana which is your ego. It will not accept defeat very quickly, even if Krishna is there. It is very difficult to eliminate this ego. But once Krishna uses His Shakti (chariot), and Arjuna sits in it, He will see that it (the ego) is gone.
To awaken Kundalini Shakti, the safest way is to receive the grace of a blessed Siddha Guru, who have already merged his identity with the Supreme Consciousness, the Shiva, and have become one. When Kundalini Shakti gets active by a Siddha Guru it automatically starts functioning. Kundalini becomes the master of fist whose goal is Shiva, the source of existence. In this world, despite all that we achieve, we never feel contented and never attain permanent peace, happiness or bliss. Complete fulfilment is only possible when we realise our own self, when the Kundalini Shakti gets aroused in our bodies and the backward journey towards Shiva gets Initiated, till one day, with the mercy of Kundalini, the jive gets liberated from all the attachments with the world.
As this Kundalini Shakti is very powerful, no one else other than Shiva can control this Kundalini Shakti, when it is awakened.
Under the guidance of a Guru, the movement of the Kundalini is controlled, the six spiritual centres get slowly pierced, the nervous system gets cleansed and the individual becomes transformed completely. He realises his own Self at the sahasrara, the seventh spiritual centre and becomes One with the Supreme Consciousness, the Shiva. The main principle is that when awakened, Kundalini Shakti ceases to be a static power, which sustains world consciousness. Once set in movement She is drawn to its other static centre in the thousand petalled lotus (sahasrara), by merging Herself and the jive with Shiva consciousness or the consciousness of eternal ecstasy beyond the world of form. When Kundalini sleeps a man is awake to the world, when she wakes up, he sleeps, that is, he loses his consciousness of the world and enters his causal body. In this Yoga he passes beyond to the formless consciousness.
As the aspirant transcends the sense-mind more and more and emerges to be a stronger witness, someday he gets instantly illumined further about the nature of the ‘self, and the ‘non-self. He automatically starts recognising that the ego-‘I’ and mind which contain the ideas, thoughts, images of men and material, and numerous other things is the ‘non-self, and the witness is the ‘self. He further recognises that the ‘non-self has items which have size, length, birth, death, etc. The emotions of lust, greed, attachment, jealousy, hatred, etc., also take place in relation to the ‘non-self. On the other hand, the ‘self is unchangeable, and is not bound by time or space. It is all peace, silence and calmness. The ‘non-self’ is untruth. This ‘self is truth.
There is no doubt about it: if God is with you, your mental waves will be crushed and you will become liberated.
Much of the knowledge contained in spiritual books will be understandable by you when you go through those experiences. You can never understand the Gita or the Bible because you do not know Jesus Christ, you do not know Arjuna, you do not know Krishna. You may find it surprising that you are Arjuna, and Krishna is sitting inside you in the form of the Guru. The battle you have to fight is with your mind which is the Kauravas. The king of the Kauravas is Duryodhana which is your ego. It will not accept defeat very quickly, even if Krishna is there. It is very difficult to eliminate this ego. But once Krishna uses His Shakti (chariot), and Arjuna sits in it, He will see that it (the ego) is gone.
Don’t think that Kundalini gets active just for nothing! It is God in your heart which says to Shakti, ‘Get up and bring this jiva back to Me!’ She obeys God, and she has to do this work. Even if it takes one life or 50 years, she will not leave the job undone.
Through all the processes of learning we are limiting ourselves although we say we are growing, we are expanding. Expand in consciousness, not in mind and world! That is specific to the existence of man. If you try to expand in mind and the world, some day it will bring you grief. If you expand in consciousness, you will become like Shiva. You can expand in consciousness by contracting in mind and world. Remove the mind and world, and you are Shiva.
The real things are already inside you. You superimpose certain things from outside and you become limited, you don’t expand. When you remove these things, you expand really. Baba says, ‘Expansion is My life!’ Is it true? Actually when you remove the burden, you are in every corner of the universe. When you put the burden on yourself, you are limited to your home.
In the ego-world, the man thinks he is dust, living at the lowest chakra and playing at the second chakra which deals with greed and lust and jealousy and many other things. Maximum, he goes up to the third chakra which relates again mostly to his greed and jealousy.
Kundalini is based on spiritual reality, what you have always been, what you have forgotten about yourself, because you know yourself as a body. So you just adjust at the second centre most of the time. Ninety-five per cent people are running only in search of things which exist at the second and third centre or the first centre. But at the place of a Siddha-Purusha one has to cross over. Sometimes the Guru will break him by His own Will so that the person reaches higher. This breaking of nerves is a normal phenomenon in the Kundalini process. There is breaking and re-making, breaking and re-making. So often I say, ‘Any person who is passing through Kundalini, do not underrate him!’ May be you do not find him very sociable and adjustable. There are many things you just cannot imagine what is happening.
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.
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 not putting you into some trouble.
The Path of Spiritual Practices
The spiritual practices help the aspirants in two ways: (a) All spiritual practices help in the upward flow of energy through the backbone thus automatically clearing or breaking some of the mental formations and freeing the I-sense from them. It may be pointed out that the spiritual path is an upward path for this bound I-sense, while the worldly path is downward path for this I-sense. In the downward path, the I-sense gets more and more bound. This represents the process of involution. It is only on the upward path that bondages are broken slowly and steadily, thus representing a process of evolution and transcendence. (b) The second way in which spiritual processes help the aspirant is that they sharpen the process of clear observation and introspection thus helping the path of enquiry as already given. In this respect, meditation and ;spa are very helpful. By pursuing them, a stage soon comes when the aspirants start witnessing the working of his mind and ego very clearly. In fact, he starts discriminating between the two different states of ‘I’. One state is that ‘I’ which simply witnesses and observes; the other state is the ‘I’ which works, desires and claims things as ‘mine’.