WHAT IS THE NECESSITY TO AWAKE OUR KUNDALINI ?WHAT IS THE HISTORICAL RECORD OF KUNDALINI AWAKENING
WHAT IS THE NECESSITY TO AWAKE OUR KUNDALINI ?11 FACTS;--
1-In India, kundalini is personified as the Divine Mother: Shakti Ma, Kali Ma, or other goddesses. She is the feminine power at the base of the spine, which travels up the spine to unite with the masculine power, her consort, Lord Shiva (Shakta), in the seventh chakra, sahasrara. This union of opposites is a powerful symbol depicted in all cultures. 2-Three MANIFESTATION of KUNDALINI;- In the ancient scriptures, kundalini is described in three different manifestations. The first is unmanifest cosmic energy: Para-kundalini. The second is vital energy of the created universe: Prana-kundalini. The third is consciousness: Shakti-kundalini, the intermediary between the other two. 3-Shakti-kundalini is the link to higher awareness, the revealer of all mantras, and the eternal source of bliss flowing from sahasrara (crown chakra). Through her shristi krama (process of creation), she creates by descending from sahasrara through all the chakras. She sustains by abiding in the muladhara chakra. Through her laya karma (process of absorption), she destroys or dissolves by ascending and returning to sahasrara. 4-When Shakti descends to the lower chakras, she is known as jagan mohini (world bewilder) and causes maya: delusion, limitation, ignorance, and ensnarement in material life. As she descends, she becomes grosser and loses her power and subtlety. 5-As kundalini shakti ascends through the chakras, she becomes subtler. On her pathway upward, she reabsorbs all the creative principles that originally descended from sahasrara. This is called laya-absorption. During this homeward journey, Shakti removes the veils of maya (illusion), which evaporate like a mirage. 5-1-As kundalini ascends through the chakras, mental limitations are gradually removed so consciousness can shine in its pristine glory. Mental fluctuations settle down and the mind becomes serene. Awareness flows smoothly and the mind becomes a vehicle for bliss and happiness. 6-At sahasrara chakra kundalini merges with Shiva, who is identified with her. In her formless state she is consciousness. In her creative form she is Shakti, the power of manifestation. 7-Therefore, kundalini's descent creates increasing ignorance, bondage, and delusion. The same kundalini energy, as it ascends, causes spiritual awakening, freedom, and wisdom." 8-In Sanskrit, kundalini means 'life energy.' Known as the serpent energy in Hinduism, the first culture known to have labeled this mysterious force, kundalini is the natural divine energy inside of you. Your kundalini is the life force of your body that, when fully activated, leads to living as an enlightened sage. 8-Etymologically, the word kundalini can be broken into the following Sanskrit roots, each of which sheds more light on what exactly this divine energy really is: kundalin=coiled, spiraled (from the word kundalam, which means 'ring' or 'coil') Kun=earth Di=can mean 'little pot of earth' or 'a single cell' and its alternative root: Da=to give or 'bestower' Lini=perpetual consciousness expressing in alpha and omega, or beginning and end. 8-1-The sum total of these phrases adds richness to our understanding of kundalini. We could, based on these root words, now define kundalini as 'the coiled earth energy that begins in a single cell and, when blessed by the Bestower, gifts us with consciousness' 9-Sanskrit, a language in which every noun is accorded a gender, the word is feminine. This connection easily leads to the idea of kundalini as the feminine principle of creation, the life-giving properties within our physical bodies that lead to higher consciousness. Our kundalini is the yin, or divine feminine, to our yang, or divine masculine. It's the receiving to the giving, the intuitive behind the logic, the contentment within the striving, and the sensual within the sexual. It's what gives us life and now sustains it, linking us with the fertile, emotional, and prosperous sources of divine energy. Kundalini compels us to feel and dance, bond and create, attract and merge. Then, when kundalini—this pulsating, creative, feminine power within each of us—joins with our male spirit quality, it sparks unity within ourselves as well as with the Divine. 10-This feminine energy is known by many different names throughout the world, including chi in China and ki in Japan. Spiritual people might call it the "Goddess within." The Christian and Jewish scriptures name it the Holy Spirit .. It is the source of fire in Moses' burning bush, the caduceus symbol of medicine & the life force in Buddhism . It is the serpent called Quetzalcoatl among the Mayans.
11-In Hinduism, it is serpent power, personified as Shakti, the goddess. Most likely you have heard a few of its many other names: Al-Lat, the Great Mother, Ruah, Pachamama, Sophia, life energy, light flame, cosmic energy, divine force, spirit fire, living flame, mothering intelligence, mana, the supreme power etc. Though known by different names to different groups, kundalini is always the same force. It is the organic catalyst necessary to unify our body, mind, and soul. It is the divine light that invites poetry into our lives. It is the secret to living this human life as divine beings." HISTORICAL RECORD OF KUNDALINI AWAKENING;-
10 FACTS;--- 1-ADI SHANKARACHARYA;--
06 FACTS;-- 1-He lived in the 7th-8th century AD. and wrote: "Having filled the pathway of the Nadis with the streaming shower of nectar flowing from the Lotus feet, having resumed thine own position from out of the resplendent Lunar regions and Thyself assuming the form of a serpent of three and a half coils, sleepest thou, in the hollow of Kula Kunda (Kula Kunda means the hollow of Mooladhara Sacrum bone)." 2-"Saundarya Lahari: "Thou art residing in secrecy with Thy Lord (The spirit) in the thousand petalled Lotus, having pierced through the Earth situated in 'Mooladhara', the Water in Manipura, the Fire abiding in the Svadhisthana, the Air in the Heart ('Anahata'), the Ether above (Visshuddhi) and 'Manas' between the eyebrows ('Agnya') and thus broken through the entire 'Kula Path'." 3-"The word Kundalini is derived from a Sanskrit word "Kundal" meaning coiled up. It is the primordial dormant energy present in three-and-a-half, coils at the base of the spine in a triangular bone called the Sacrum. The Latin name "Os Sacrum" suggests that it is a holy or sacred part of the body.
4-The ancient Greeks were aware of this and therefore they called it the "Hieron Osteon", noting that it was the last bone to be destroyed when the body is burnt, and also attributed supernatural powers to it. Egyptians also held this bone to be very valuable and considered it the seat of special power. 5-In the West, Sacrum is symbolised by the sign of Aquarius and by the Holy Grail, container of the water of life. The Kundalini, which is to nourish the tree of life within us, is coiled up like a serpent and therefore it has been called, "The Serpent Power". It has been described in great detail in the Upanishads.
6-Kundalini Yoga is supposed to be supreme in all the Yogas. Guru Vashistha asserted that Kundalini is the seat of absolute knowledge. The awareness of the presence of this primordial energy Kundalini within the human body was considered by the sages and saints to be the highest knowledge. The Kundalini and Chakras have been vividly described in Vedic and Tantric texts. 2-SAINT GYANESHWARA ;-- Gyaneshwara, another famous saint of Maharashtra born around 1275 AD, described Kundalini in the 6th chapter of his famous book "Gyaneshwari". He wrote: "Kundalini is one of the greatest energies. The whole body of the seeker starts glowing because of the rising of the Kundalini. Because of that, unwanted impurities in the body disappear. The body of the seeker suddenly looks very proportionate and the eyes look bright and attractive and the eyeballs glow." . 3-GURU NANAK;-- Guru Nanak Dev (born in 1496 AD) has made references to Kundalini awakening as mentioned below: "A pure heart is the golden vessel to fill the Divine Nectar which is to be sucked from the "Dasham Dwar" through the two channels "Ida" and "Pingala"." Dasham Dwar means Brahmarandhra. (Sahasrara Chakra). "God has made this human body a house with six Chakras and has established the light of spirit in it.
Cross the ocean of Maya and meet the eternal God who does not come, who does not go, who neither takes birth nor dies. When your six Chakras meet in line, Surati (Kundalini) takes you beyond distortions." (Sri Guru Granth). Note that the seventh Chakra was not open at this time." 4-JESUS CHRIST;- The Old Testament symbol becomes significant in Christianity when Christ suggests Kundalini awakening, not just for the tribe of Israel but as the true destiny of all Christians: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even as the son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life." He says unequivocally in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas and elsewhere, that "The Holy Spirit is My Mother". "The Kingdom of God is within you" 5-TAO;-- In the Tao Te Ching the primordial power is described as that of a mother. Lao Tze described Kundalini as the "spirit of the valley" (in which flows the Nadi of Sushumna). The spirit of the valley never dies. The spiritual instrument within us can be described as a microcosm (miniature form of creation) which links us with the Divine. The ancient esoteric text "Scripture of the Golden Flower" also spoke of the effects of the awakened kundalini energy. 6-IN BUDDHISM;- The Lord Buddha spoke of the "middle path" to achieve nirvana. He was actually describing the central channel (sushumna) through which the Kundalini ascends. Later Buddhist masters considered that the existence of the path of liberation within a human being was the greatest secret. They transmitted it to only a few deserving disciples. 7-IN ISLAM;-- Prophet Mohammed Sahib talked of the day of resurrection when he says that the "hands will speak". "That day, we set a seal on their mouths, but their hands will speak to us, and their hands bear witness to all that they did." When Kundalini awakening occurs, a flow of energy in the form of cool vibrations from the hands is experienced, and the various Chakras can be felt on parts of the hand and fingers. 8-IN THE WEST;- Christians called it a reflection of the Holy Ghost, and worshipped its manifestations as tongues of flames over the heads of apostles during the Pentecost ( the Christian festival celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his Ascension ) reunion. 9-IN MOSES;-- Moses saw it in the form of the burning bush. During the exodus the Israelites lost faith and were smitten by fiery serpents so God told Moses "make thee a serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it on a pole, and it came to pass, that if a fiery serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived" An apt description of the healing qualities of the awakened Kundalini.
9-1-Some of the Israelites even began to worship this symbol, and the practice of worshipping the brazen serpent on the pole as a god was either passed on, or was revived later. Bronze and stone serpent artifacts have been found in excavations in Canaan, Gezer and other parts of Israel! 10-OTHER CULTURES;--
03 FACTS;-- 1-One also finds symbols of Kundalini in many different cultural legacies, such as Mercury's serpent which is an alchemical symbol for the process of psychic metamorphosis.
2-In ancient Greek and later, Roman mythology, we find Asclepius, the god of healing. He is seen holding a staff which is entwined with a serpent (or sometimes two). Why did the Greeks relate this symbol to healing? The staff represents the central support of the human body or spinal cord (physical location of the sushumna.
3-In Rome Aescaluius came to be represent mercury who usually held a healing staff called the Caduceus. The one or two coiled snakes or serpents entwined around the staff, represent the kundalini which rises along the central subtle channel in a spiral double helical movement. THE KEY POINTS;- 1-The Kundalini is there to nourish, to heal and look after and to give an individual a higher and deeper personality. The power of Kundalini is absolute purity, auspiciousness, chastity, self respect, pure love, detachment, concern for others and enlightened attention, to give infinite joy and peace to an individual. 2-Kundalini is a god energy, and as such, it nourishes your uniqueness and upholds your sacred vocation. Since it originates from the Divine Source, it also interconnects you with all living beings, as well as the Divine itself.
3-Because of these connections, to tap into your kundalini is to open the channel to your intuition, to begin to hear the messages in the wind, to receive revelations colored with inspiration, and to know the unknowable.
4-In short, kundalini allows you to be you—and encourages others to be themselves. 5-There are many other references to Kundalini in Gyanarva Tantra, Lalita Sahastranam, Laghustuti Vamkeshwar Tantra, Kshata Chakta, Nirupana, Ghetanya Samhita, and Hatha Yogpradipika in which she is described as an aspect of the eternal supreme consciousness and attributes (saguna), Kundalini is often personified as an aspect of the Divine Mother, the Great Goddess.
6-In the attributeless aspect (nirguna), Kundalini is the power or will of cosmic consciousness and is pure consciousness."IN NUTSHELL KUNDALINI IS ;The Secret Doorway ;THE Divine Energy & THE Divine Life.. ......SHIVOHAM......