By Shriram Sharma
The description of Kundalini commences with the discussion of the spiritual philosophy of Gayatri Super Prajna. In reality Gayatri devotion is an application of imbibing of righteousness and sensitivity. In that soul purification is given great importance and via meditation/concentration while manifesting devotion divine consciousness is attracted closer or else one entwines with it. It is the same act whether you light a stick with a match stick or add a stick to blazing fire. The difference only is this, that by bringing in a state of self surrender and Advaita (non duality) very quickly miraculous results are seen. Even if there is no surrender and that some desire lingers even if the car crawls slowly we will ultimately benefit. But of course you do not get the capability of working for others’ welfare. A swimmer may him self swim yet he is not capable like a boat man to help others cross a big river. Thus is the difference between desire-less and desire based Gayatri devotion. Both give their own kind of success.
If we dive deep into the spiritual philosophy of Gayatri we will note that it is the seed of wisdom of the brain that influences our entire consciousness. It also plays a major role in bodily sustenance and social transactions. In high stature roles this very center proves to be the fount of Extra Sensory Powers (ESP) and ultimately over here gets fulfilled the aims of uniting a living being with God, life’s goal and divine bliss. Brahmarandhra or Divine Center Brahmalok is said to be Gayatri Divine Energy and its area of influence is wisdom consciousness. From the symbolic standpoint Gayatri is called Brahmani or wife of Brahma. In the material world its capability is called Brahma Danda wherein ones sorrow/poverty is warded off and vile people/qualities are overcome. In the spiritual arena its nature is that of Brahmavarchas or Divine Potential.
Over and above Gayatri we will talk about savitri practices. Savitri devotion is the material aspect of Gayatri. For material goals energy is most required. The 5 elements and 5 vital forces or Pranas of the body work like fuel and with its aid inner fire can be awakened. Savitri practice is nothing but lighting of this fire. Despite there being some difference between Savitri and Kundalini yet they are at par.
Just like the north and south poles of planet earth, the body too has two sub stratums which are said to be the 2 ends of the axis. One is the Sahasrar lotus situated in the Brahmarandhra and the other called Mooladhar Chakra near the genital organs. Sahasrar is the North Pole and Mooladhar is the South Pole. Brahmarandhra has the seed of wisdom and Mooladhar has the seed of sexual passion. From the gross viewpoint in all areas of bodily organs exist blood, flesh etc but from the subtle viewpoint the conscious centers lying in the center of bodily parts are called Energy Chakras (subtle plexus). In the chain of Chakras these 2 predominate as the beginning and end. All other Chakras lie in between them.
If we dive deep into the spiritual philosophy of Gayatri we will note that it is the seed of wisdom of the brain that influences our entire consciousness. It also plays a major role in bodily sustenance and social transactions. In high stature roles this very center proves to be the fount of Extra Sensory Powers (ESP) and ultimately over here gets fulfilled the aims of uniting a living being with God, life’s goal and divine bliss. Brahmarandhra or Divine Center Brahmalok is said to be Gayatri Divine Energy and its area of influence is wisdom consciousness. From the symbolic standpoint Gayatri is called Brahmani or wife of Brahma. In the material world its capability is called Brahma Danda wherein ones sorrow/poverty is warded off and vile people/qualities are overcome. In the spiritual arena its nature is that of Brahmavarchas or Divine Potential. The manifestation of Self Realization state mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta and description of Divine Consciousness in Upanishads takes place via this Super Energy.
There exists a cosmic conscious power which is called God or Parabrahman. Thinking and decisions belong to it. It makes programs and directs all movements. The psyche of mankind advances under its tutelage. The upper layer of the mind directs social transactions but the deeper layers of inner soul, of super consciousness comes under the aegis of this Divine Consciousness and from there it self they are guided and managed. The Brahmarandhra or Sahasrar Lotus situated in the center of the brain is the focal point of this consciousness incarnating in man. Brahma, Vishnu dwell in this pot of nectar and vision of demigods takes place in this region. Their presence is said to be in heaven or the higher world called Brahmalok. Divine Energy in the form of a spark exists in the center of our brain. The 2 vessels of subtle and causal bodies are present there. As per the wishes of the churner of Brahmi (divinity) it fills up one or both from these vessels. As per its grace creatures becomes capable of playing a major potent role. Within the cave of this consciousness oneness of a living being and God takes place. This region is advanced, purified and educated so as to contact and make conducive other worlds of the cosmos or subtle unseen Divine Powers. In one word this science can be called Atmiki (soul based). This is the area where demigods sport divinely. Vishnu lies in this very Kshir Sagar or ocean of milk. Shiva’s Kailash if Samadhi or trance is verily here. A living being’s rise and fall take place here.
The individual existence can be divided into 2 parts viz. gross and subtle. Gross is said to be the visible body and subtle is the invisible vital force glory. The physical body is made up of chemicals. From its pure form standpoint material units are used in its designing. The action Energy at work in it is called life force. It can be measured as Ojas, Tejas and Varchas (subtle light) too. Around the body exists a light akin to mist and it is its reflection.
Just as Divine Consciousness, pot of nectar and Brahmarandhra lie in the center of the brain so too the storehouse of nature’s Action energy or Vital Energy lies in the Mooladhar Chakra. Mooladhar Chakra lies slightly above the end of genital organs and behind the inner central portion of the Nabhi (navel) Chakra. It can be understood that where exists the end of Merudand (subtle spine), there is a strange network called Mooladhar Chakra. Energy rests in this fount. It spreads in the entire body and directs functions of all organs. Its grace is in the form of zest and daring in the psyche arena. In this manner more or less it spreads out in the entire body and shoulders the responsibility of various functions of the body. Its most visible function is sexual union. Over here manifests sexual passion. The intellect searches for means of its satiation. Till it is not attained it remains agitated and when satiated, for a certain time span it remains quiet. And yet within a short time span it again gets excited and mind wanders about in passionate imagination. For peace again and again it needs satiation. This is how progeny is sired from generation to generation. Males and females while trying to find fulfillment undergo the vicious cycle of birth and death. An admixture of laughter and tears is conjoined to this process of progeny siring. While seeing this one cannot help but laugh at the creator’s designing.
Leaving behind the topic of procreation we are discussing the high stature goal of vital energy. If it is less in measure, man becomes cowardly, indolent, and sad and eunuch like. In youth too inner old age takes over. If its measure is ordinary it can be seen to play the role of a potent personality.
The vital energy of Mooladhar Chakra contacts unites again and again with brain based energy. Its path of coming and leaving is the Merudand. Merudand can be called the tail end of the brain. The nerve based network pervading the body commences from this medium. Although it gets messages and directions from the mental region yet the potential to work is attained from Kundalini’s electrical storehouse. Its role is akin to a generator or battery store dynamo. Sometimes magnetic activities too are noted here. Like AC DC currents the actions of pulling and throwing out too manifest as per requirements. These flow and ebb give directions of moving ahead or going back in the body. The rise and fall of this region manifests as friendship/enmity, love/hatred, help/attack etc.
In this tall and heavy physical frame are only 2 managers. The nectar pot of the brain which is the fount of emotions, desires, faith, divine intellect, faith, steadfastness etc. Kundalini Chakra which is the root of vital force which is situated in the Mooladhar scatters energy of original stature in the body and areas that contact it.
In Soul Sciences a lot is said and understood regarding the above mentioned 2 special centers but the style of writing in ancient times is such that it includes greatly symbolic poetry. It is quite possible that thinkers may have thought that seers of Soul sciences should possess mental special qualities so as to fathom precepts on the basis of secretiveness. It can be said to be an admixture of art and curiosity. When scriptures and philosophy related to thought science are written in poetic meter and symbolically why should Soul Sciences be deprived of the beauty of art? Why should the description of lake of nectar, pond of brain and energy, vital force storehouse, Kundalini region not be included in a poetic fashion? It has been done. And it has happened too.
Science attracts males and arts females. Since males predominate amongst Self Realized saints they decided to give Soul Sciences a female symbolic form so as to make it more attractive. The word Shakti (energy) is female in gender. Hence in its description symbols and gender is that of female and one must not see any error in it.
Where the topic of spiritual practice is female there male gender also has been used. But it is less in measure. Females pursuing their daily chores cannot walk much far on this path and looking after their homes seems like managing a hermitage. Yet there is no opposition for females. They too can work hard like past female Self Realized female saints like Arundhati, Anusuya, Sukanya, Ghosha, Apala, Ila etc. Like Madame Curie today’s women too can march ahead on the path of Soul Sciences.
Over here the topic is of male predominance. For that in order to build a bond with the above mentioned 2 energies they have been elucidated as females.
Brahma is said to be the demigod of the intellect. According to Indian Mythology he had 2 wives. One was Gayatri and the second Savitri. Gayatri is called Brahmi and Savitri is called Prajna too. For sacred aims like soul uplifting, liberation, self realization, Nirvana etc Gayatri is meditated on. Savitri has 5 faces. It includes the 5 elements and the 5 vital forces or Prana. It has 5 faces and 10 arms. Ten armed means concentration of the potency of the 10 sense organs. Five faces means the 5 sheaths called Food Sheath, Vital Force Sheath, Mental Sheath, Intellectual Sheath and Bliss Sheath. Kosh or sheath means vault. It is a vault of very precious jewels like Ridhi-Sidhis or Divine Powers. With its aid one can curse or give boons. Both are material in nature. Hence Gayatri is spiritual and Savitri is material.
Shiva is said to be the presiding deity of energy aspect. His Trishul weapon is a symbol of energy storehouse in the form of heat, sound and light. Shiva has 2 wives viz. Parvati and Mahakali. Mahakali is synonymous with Durga, Chandi, Bhavani, Raudri etc. It is also Kundalini.
When Shiva and Parvati tied the marriage knot their loneliness was warded off. Their union resulted in 2 sons called Sidhivinayak Ganesh and the destroyer of demons Kartikeya. One establishes righteousness and the other overcomes unrighteousness. Ganesh blesses us with Prajna or Divine Intellect and Kartikeya bestows us with energy or Shakti. Kartikeya has 6 faces. They represent the 6 Chakras or subtle plexuses. This Skand incarnation should be looked upon as the description of the influence of Kundalini Super Energy related to the 6 Chakras.
The substratum fire situated near the genitals is called Kundalini. When Shiva manifest Sahasrar awakens with zest a pollen honey manifests which is called Retas of Shiva. Kundalini substratum fire imbibed it and the 6 Kritikas ripened it. These 6 Kritikas are the 6 Chakras. The 6 faced Kartikeya nourished by the 6 Kritikas should be looked upon symbolically as influence result of the 6 Chakras.
Parvati is serene. She married Shiva after performing intense austerities. But Chandi forcefully attracted Shiva. Prajapati after gathering demigods’ power had created Chandi and thus the demons were overcome. Over and above this when she started roaming in all 10 directions in the form of fire she was tied to Shiva’s neck. Over there also Chandi did not approach Shiva’s feet like Parvati. She did not sit on Nandi bull. Chandi chose the lion as her vehicle and after banging Shiva down danced exultingly on his chest. This then is Mahakali, Mahachandi Kundalini whose function is control. In Vam Path this is utilized.
Many scriptural data is available which throws light on the greatness and potency of Kundalini:
Yatha ya devata bhog karisa mokshayan kalpate.
Mokshada nahi bhogaya tripura tu dway prada.
…………………. TRIPURA TANTRA
Those demigods who give sense pleasures do not give liberation or Moksha. Those who give liberation or Moksha do not give sense pleasures. But Kundalini gives both.
The demigod of Causal Body is Brahma, that of Subtle Body is Vishnu and that of Gross Body is Shiva. These presiding demigods are tied like knots in the life of ordinary people and lie supine in a corner. But when the 3 fires of Kundalini awakening are lit it influences all the 3 bodies and the 3 demigods who were latent so far by becoming alert and awakened manifest their light and influence. Ordinarily one does not experience the presence of the 3 bodies but when their presiding deities are awakened they become even more tangible and potent than the gross body. When the Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra Granthis (subtle complexes) open up one overcomes all lack, sorrow and bondage. Thus in the personality of such a spiritual aspirant one perceives divinity shining.
The 3 legs of Gayatri and Savitri point to the 3 Granthis and 3 bodies. The combined practice of Gayatri-Savitri cleanses the dirt on our consciousness as a result of which the soul existence gains more radiance. In the material arena in order to create the influence of soul consciousness Savitri practice must be undergone. In order to radiate the soul materially a body must be taken up. In order to fulfill mundane duties the soul as Gayatri requires the capability of Savitri practice.
In the above mentioned lines we have discussed Kundalini awakening via Savitri practice. This is meant for those people who wish to fulfill high stature soul based goals via material means, for those who worship Shakti or Energy and for those who think that the importance of Shakti predominates. In the fight between demigods/demons, the demons had generated energy but used it for vile tasks and then Lord Vishnu or high stature soul energy put an end to it. It is only when energy devotion conjoins to divinity that true success is attained. Such attainment is long lasting and via farsightedness always proves beneficial for world beings. The success of demonic forces noted initially is mere illusion. Shukracharya the Guru of demons was an adept at Kundalini awakeningand he guided the demons accordingly. Brihaspati was the Guru of demigods. He guided Yogis, men of austerities and divine seers on the path of Gayatri Mantra so as to make them divine. He too taught them Kundalini awakening but the goal was always wholesome and good for all. Those soul seers who faced mundane problems were asked to do Savitri practice over and above the initial teaching. It was via Savitri practice that Dadhichi, Bhagirath, Lomharsh, Shringi, Vishwamitra etc fulfilled mundane goals. Of course these were ultimately meant for spiritual aspirations but the path/methodology of spiritual practice was changed accordingly. Even the likes of Arjun and Hanuman had to ward of material obstacles. They too within the realm of spiritual science had to follow the path of material based Savitri-Kundalini practice. Even my own spiritual practices were performed for such tasks and by following the correct path success too was mine for the asking.
When combined practice of Savitri and Kundalini awakening are executed miraculous results are seen. Electricity performs its tasks very speedily. If corpse is burnt via electricity the task is done very fast but even if food is cooked in fire it takes much longer. In order that spiritual divinity does not get marred and that a credible spiritual aspirant quickly reaches his/her spiritual goal this method is very beneficial. Extremely pure Kundalini practice comes under the flagship of Tantra and Vam Path. But when Savitri, Gayatri and Kundalini practice combine Yoga or Dakshin Path predominates.
In extremely dire situations Almighty Lord had to incarnate as Varah, Nrisinh, Parshuram etc. Shivaji is called innocent and one who is pleased very quickly but he too on getting wrathful with Daksh Praapati created Veerbhadra who in turn crushed Daksh’s ego. All these are events of direness which depending on circumstantial needs utilize pressure acts of various types.
Avatar powers and high stature souls keeping in mind the circumstances get this task done by others so that their own energy does not get depleted. Vishwamitra could have on his own protected his Yajnas but by not losing his power out of ire let the Kshatriya boys Ram and Lakshman defeat Tadka, Subahu and Marich. He taught the boys the Science of Bala-Atibala and thus protected his Yajnas. Samarth Ramdas and Chanakya got their tasks done by Shivaji Maharaj and Chandragupt respectively despite the fact that they were capable enough to perform that task. Over here the question again is of importance of Divine Energy. This gathered Energy must be used for higher tasks instead of frittering it away in overcoming various obstacles. In this manner the combined effort of Savitri and Kundalini practice ordinary hardships of ones own and others can be warded off and within the limits of aptness ones wealth grandeur too can be augmented.
An individual’s gathered potency via spiritual practice/Sadhana can not only wholesomely transform others but can also sanctify the subtle atmosphere in totality. This definitely is the truth. Like other donations, energy donation too takes place. By requesting power from a divinely powerful person one can use it for wholesome tasks. It is related to the laws of creation just like one gets interest from banks. Just as a wealthy person uses a part of his wealth for donation endeavors so too a Yogi on facing cosmic hardships give a part of their power to credible people so as to benefit world beings. In a joint family the breadwinner could be one person. Other members carry out smaller tasks as per their capacity but it is not necessary that each of them earns extra money for themselves and contribute in the family.
Kundalini awakening is a very tedious task. It is like playing with electricity. Many a time it can be very dangerous to use electricity. In kundalini awakening programs without a proper guide and a credible spiritual seeker or sadhak many individuals have been seen turning mad. Many were attacked with cerbral palsy and many died too. If a person tries to learn driving a car merely by reading books will definitely undergo accidents. As against this a person who has taken motor driving training from an adept driver will not only himself safely reach his destination but help other passengers also do so. After hearing about the deep import of kundalini awakening, about ridhi-sidhis or divine powers, fruits of all this one should not erroneously think that this task is very easy and that without a proper guide or master one acts hastily so as to repent at leisure. Of course it is thrilling to jump the que but remember that the danger is very high.
It is required that the discussion of the combined practice of Gayatri, Savitri and Kundalini be done with great gravity and alertness from the spiritual practice standpoint because thousands of people get very easily attracted to it. Because it is a secret science a veil is kept on it. It is apt and most required that the principle, nature and social aspect of Kundalini awakening be understood. This is because when such methodologies start disappearing intellectual people on getting a few hints understand it according to their capability. If there is no hint at all to research and discover it depletes our time and is full of tediousness. Hence there is no problem in getting information about science’s important streams. The problem is about application and experimentation. If an arrow instead of hitting its target and reverses mid way the arrow shooter himself or herself may lose their lives.
Instead of looking upon the method of Kundalini awakening as an ordinary worship rite one must deeply realize that one must gain enough capability to do so. It is desirable to undergo the foundation course in the initial stages of practice and as far as application is concerned it must remain in the hands of great masters and teachers.
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