Kundalini is the Guardian of human evolution and the Key to the Mystery of Existence.
When kundalini awakens from its long slumber, it uncoils from the sacrum and shoots up the susizumna column, evaporating the twisting ida and pingala channels with its tremendous force. Blasting a path through the Tree of Life’s central trunk, kundalini pierces “the thousand-petaled lotus” of the crown chakra, uniting the initiate with the oceanic waves of universal consciousness.
Evolution is planned, not random. But what the evolutionists ignore is that the human seed is already oriented for these later manifestations. Like the seed of the tree, it contains the future man within it.
A New Dimension of Consciousness
Man is not what he appears to be from what we can know of him from the observation of his body and his physiology. He is something much more. He is a soul. He is a mind. He is a conscious entity about which, at the moment, we have very little knowledge.
Therefore, it is those people alone who have greater knowledge of his soul, his mind, his consciousness – combined with the knowledge of his physiology and the world in which he lives – who will be able to guide him correctly on the path. What the world needs are mystics, or in other words people who have had the experience which Christ, Buddha or Socrates underwent, coupled with full knowledge of temporal things.
There is a psychosomatic mechanism in the human body which is operative in the race and which can be accelerated with certain disciplines. This was done by thousands of men and women over the past 3,000 years. This center of psychic energy is responsible for genius and paranormal gifts. All great mystics and enlightened sages were in possession of this active center, which raised them to the level of a new dimension of consciousness. In that dimension they could experience what is hidden from normal vision.
We have to consider that awakening of Kundalini is not an easy undertaking, for it means acceleration of the evolutionary processes at work in the body People who have psychic or spiritual experiences often have an activated Kundalini, and this imposes certain conditions on their bodies which must be fulfilled by them.
While the mechanism of Kundalini is operative in all the race, its operation is accelerated in highly talented and gifted individuals, and where the conditions are favorable. In many people, there are visionary and other experiences which tell them that something new is happening in their mind but for which they are unable to find the reason.
Many people describe experiences heat in their system, currents going up their spine, lights before their eyes, sounds in their ears, and other symptoms of an awakened Kundalini. When once this knowledge becomes widely known, these people would be able to understand their own condition and also to use other methods that can bear the best fruit for them. Kundalini is the guardian of human evolution and the key to the mystery of existence.
There is nothing in the whole mass of knowledge, gathered by mankind so far, of such paramount importance as this. A new science with a fresh outlook on the Riddle of existence is therefore needed to open the still hidden horizons for the elevation of the race. If this is not done, the fires of ambition and desire, smoldering in every human breast, can never be extinguished. Each war, however deadly, would but provide the base for a still deadlier one.
The only remedy lies in changing the direction of the human mind from temporal to spiritual objectives. This has to be done in order to conform to the evolutionary change in the human brain.
The aim of nature is to lift man to another dimension of consciousness, to be a superman in his own right, possessed of amazing powers of body and mind. All the achievements won by science are but a means to this sublime goal. Once this evolutionary goal becomes the subject of discussion in the halls of learning and the media, the long-standing controversy between evolutionists and creationists will come to an end. Then the whole of humanity will begin to take a new direction towards peace and universal brotherhood.
A time will shortly come when all the resources of science and the intellect will be mobilized to gain more and more insight into this extraordinary state expressible in terms of the intellect. The evolutionary concept puts a different complexion on religion. The myths of divine birth, miraculous transformations and special delegation are entirely ruled out. It has to be conceded then that the whole race is evolving in the same direction followed by the great prophets, sages and mystics of the past and has to achieve the same goal. It has also to be admitted then that what we call miraculous, supernatural or paranormal might be the outcome of laws ruling the spiritual world or the forces compounding it of which we have no real awareness at present.
The evolutionary mechanism can be active, in varying degrees, in thousands, – even millions of people – without resulting in any spectacular mental transformation. But with enhanced knowledge about the mechanism, executed with the right knowledge of the human body, spectacular results can be achieved.
The dangers inherent in a metamorphosis of the brain, as a result of the awakening, to give rise to a transcendental state of consciousness, will come to light when the phenomenon is subjected to investigation. A glance at the hazardous practices and disciplines of certain forms of spiritual disciplines of Yoga is sufficient to show what mastery over the vital functions of the body had to be gained and what a will of iron had to be cultivated by those who ventured to arouse the evolutionary mechanism from its dormant state.
The first experience of a sudden awakening of the power is that of a raging psychic storm, as if a tornado has been let loose in the system which, if not handled with an iron grip on the mind, can drive one crazy with its unimaginable violence. Long years of careful preparation will always be needed in the case of those who would like to brave the hazard of arousing evolution to accelerated activity before the due time.
The explosion of the inner world is far more beset with dangers than the exploration of outer space. In less than another half a century these and other pressures from the psyche must cause drastic changes in the structure of human society in all parts of the world.
These shifts will not be confined to the western nations alone. The less-developed lands will also participate in this transmutation. The growing urge in the younger generations of all countries for a more equitable social order, for a simpler and more natural life, and for the brotherhood of all nations, will find fulfillment in some way. The urge betokens a certain advanced stage of evolution demanding a new form of society and a new world order for its fulfillment.
The Gateway to An Elevated Humanity
Yoga is the only gateway to a more elevated humanity, to a well-provided, progressive, war-free, harmonious and happy world. It is the only vessel in which one can cross the stormy ocean of existence to the other shore, where eternal life and unbounded happiness await the passenger. Yoga, in short, is the methodology and the science by which the embodied soul can become aware of its own identity and of the glorious world to which it belongs. Material science unearths the laws of matter; yoga reveals the secrets of the soul.
The present-thy world is a strange compound of opposites, a fantastic blend of anomalies and contrarieties. We establish democratic institutions to raise autocrats to power, and profess faith in God to ignore Him in our actions and elude Him in our thoughts. We profess concern for human beings and yet devise methods for their total destruction at the same time. And we proclaim love for our nation while bleeding our weaker brethren white for gain.
A Great Anomaly of Our Time We applaud fair play in order to have the larger share, and we honor justice in order to outwit the rest. We express brotherly love for our neighbors often just to malign him, and we show our burning desire for peace by secretly preparing for war. Our science-oriented, glamorous culture has created a peculiar social environment ideally suited for highly sophisticated minds with a strongly marked polarity that makes them talk in one way and act in another. We have developed minds which, without a single qualm of conscience, can sacrifice all that they profess of religion, faith, God, morals, virtue or lofty ideals, if that helps in our day-to-day pursuit of the objective dear to our heart, be it position, power, pleasure, fame or wealth. Another great anomaly of our time is that while science has succeeded in overcoming the barriers of time or distance, demolishing geographical frontiers, and created conditions that make earth one vast neighborhood, the political heads of all countries still adhere to parochial and chauvinistic ideas of the times of the Greeks and Romans.
Awakening of Kundalini is an evo-lutionary process and should come in a natural way. He preferred easy methods, moderate living and natural awakening of Kundalinion one’s spiritual maturity. Modern anatomy, however, does not confirm the existence of Ida, Pingala, Shushumna or seven Chakras (plexuses) in human body, as claimed by Kundalini Yoga. Chakras are not in gross body (annamaya kosh). They are subtle force centres in the ethereal duplicate or astral body. Acharya Amritavagbhava says, Muladhara Chakra is like an electric meter in the body. It supplies energy to the body and mind according to their requirements. Sahasrara Chakra has connection with Universal Kundalini (Maha Kundalini) and when a yogi reaches that Chakra, he attains immense powers and Siddhis.
Once Kundalini enters into the Brahmarandra . . . the whole of the cranium is illuminated and a new pattern of consciousness is born.” From its repository in the reproduct-ive organs, a fine stream of living energy filters into the brain as fuel for the evolutionary process. As the energy moves upward, it passes through various chakras along the central channel of the spinal cord into the topmost chakra in the brain.
This does not happen in every case, in fact, it is quite rare for the kundalini process to be carried to completion, but the genetically-ripe person to whom it happens experiences a golden-white light within his cranium. Apparently this is the same light which is visibly seen by people as the aura or halo around saints and highly-evolved sages.
The flow of kundalini into the brain has been described by mystics as “ambrosia” and “nectar,” giving rise to exquisite sensations.
The sensations are felt most intensely above the palate in the midbrain, and in the hindbrain in a descending arc parallel to the curve of the palate. This is known in yoga physiology as the Sankini, the curved duct through which the bioplasma passes into the brain.
We have in the body a highly complex biological essence which the ancients called prana. The individual prana is psychic energy still in its gross biological form. It is extremely subtle, the first garment of immaterial life on the organic plane. It resides in every cell and fibre of our body. We know that our brain uses a considerable amount of energy for thinking and reflecting, for sending and receiving messages, for interpreting sensory impressions and the like. Where does this energy come from?
This energy comes from the biological tissues, the calls and the blood of the body in the form of a very fine biochemical essence that has not yet been localised. This fine biological essence is also present in the reproductive secretions of man and woman in a very concentrated form. When the Kundalini awakens, a very fine stream of this biological essence pours into the brain and even into the vital organs.
The chakras, which are said to be located at each vital organ, are actu-ally the concentrated nerve connections through which this stream of energy reaches the organs. When the Kundalini rises, this fine stream of subtle biochemical essence extracted from the reproductive fluids pours into the brain along with a stream of emanating psychic energy.
The former nourishes the brain cells, while the latter takes the form of a luminous halo in the head, lifting consciousness to higher levels of cognition. Now what would we need for the transformation of an organ first of all: food – biological – nourishment – for we cannot increase the activity of the brain unless we supply it with more nourishment, more fuel. Now this fuel is supplied by the Kundalini.
To whom this fuel is supplied in sufficient quantity to the brain and the nervous system, then certain changes take place, and slowly these changes ma-ture into a state in which a perpetual state of higher consciousness becomes possible.
Looking at the philosophy of Kundalini as a biological mechanism for accelerating the evolution of humanity during the twentieth century chain, three main aspects seem to stand out: For a man who has the urge to lead a good life, it would be of utmost importance to achieve the integration of his personality, his individuality with his environment and his environment with the whole of humanity. He must therefore have three keys, the key to himself, the key to his immediate environment and the key to all nations.
And above all, it seems to be of the greatest im-portance for every human being to realise that the cultivation of a brotherhood of humanity has become an urgent necessity. Can Kundalini Yoga now contribute to the achievement of these three goals?
Instead of Kundalini Yoga being helpful in achieving these three goals, it would perhaps be more correct to say that these three objects are necessary for a healthy awakening of Kundalini.
The real natural aim of human life is to evolve into a supreme state of being in which the world of spirit opens before the inner eye of all men and raises them to a God-like stature, in full command of all their faculties, with control over their passions and desires, with a highly developed intellect, a highly developed in-situation and with a deeper insight into the mysteries of creation. If this is the goal of Nature, and if we are already evolving towards this goal, you can very easily understand that if we deviate from this allotted path and digress to this side or that, Nature or, more precisely, our racial consciousness would use every means, severe or mild, to bring us back to the right path. This has always happened in history.
During the enlightenment process, a strong light energy, called Kundalini energy in Sanskrit, moves through the spinal cord into the brain. The beam of light is so great that the person can physically perceive the energy. When the person is enlightened, he receives a supernatural gift that is like the greatest joy one can achieve. The person is completely renewed, that is, he is reborn, and his whole feeling and thinking goes beyond the worldly.
The power that flows through the body can also cause great damage through the concentrated energy in the spinal cord, brain stem and brain. There are often reports of incurable damage directly related to the development of Kundalini energy. However, clear evidence that this energy has been set in motion is the immediate feeling of bliss and extreme emotion associated with extraordinary supernatural abilities. Sudden gifts such as the ability to communicate in a completely foreign language, poetic abilities or the power of clairvoyance are only a small spectrum of the great change of mind that comes with the awakening of Kundalini energy.
When Kundalini is taken to the Sahasrara, when She is united with Lord Siva, perfect Samadhi (super-conscious blissful state) ensues. The Yogi drinks the nectar of immortality.
Kundalini power, generated by the physico-psycho-spiritual process of Kundalini Yoga, is thus a stream of consciousness being refined and expanded as it moves from Cakra to Cakra, reaching a cosmic dimension upon entering the pineal gland, the Sahasrara Cakra.