WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY& METHOD OF AWAKENING KUNDALINI ?K.A.-- 14
THE ELIGIBILITY OF AWAKENING KUNDALINI;-
12 FACTS;- 1-One should become perfectly desireless and should be full of Vairagya before attempting to awaken Kundalini. It can be awakened only when a man rises above Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada and other impurities. Kundalini can be awakened through rising above desires of the senses. 2-Yogi, who has got a pure heart and a mind free from passions and desires will be benefited by awakening Kundalini. If a man with a lot of impurities in the mind awakens the Shakti by sheer force through Asanas, Pranayamas and Mudras, he will break his legs and stumble down. He will not be able to ascend the Yogic ladder. This is the chief reason for people going out of the way or getting some bodily infirmities. There is nothing wrong in the Yoga. 3- People must have purity first; then a thorough knowledge of the Sadhana, a proper guide, and a steady, gradual practice. When Kundalini is awakened there are many temptations on the way, and a Sadhaka without purity will not have the strength to resist. 4-A thorough knowledge of the theory is as essential as the practice. Some are of opinion that theory is not at all necessary. They bring one or two rare instances to prove that Kundalini has been awakened even in those who do not know anything about Nadis, Chakras and Kundalini. It might be due to mere chance but for a short time. 5-Everyone cannot expect this and neglect the theoretical side. If you look at the man in whom Kundalini has been awakened through the grace of a Guru, you will not at once begin to neglect the practical side and actually waste your time in passing from one Guru to the other. The man who has a clear knowledge of the theory and a steady practice, attains the desired goal quickly. 6-Kundalini can be awakened by Pranayama, Asanas and Mudras by Hatha Yogis; by concentration and training of the mind by Raja Yogis; by devotion and perfect self-surrender by Bhaktas; by analytical will by the Jnanis; by Mantras by the Tantrikas; and by the grace of the Guru (Guru Kripa) through sight or mere Sankalpa( BUT RARE ). Rousing of Kundalini and its union with Shiva at the Sahasrara Chakra effect the state of Samadhi and Mukti. No Samadhi is possible without awakening the Kundalini. 7-For a selected few, any one of the above methods is quite sufficient to awaken the Kundalini. Many will have to combine different methods. This is according to the growth and position of the Sadhakas in the spiritual path. This is something like the doctor prescribing a proper medicine to a patient to cure a particular disease. One kind of medicine will not cure the diseases of different patients. So also, one kind of Sadhana may not suit all. 8-There are many persons nowadays who foolishly imagine that they have attained purity, commit errors in selecting some methods and neglect many important items of Sadhana. They are poor, self-deluded souls. Self-assertive, Rajasic Sadhakas will select some exercises of their own fancy in an irregular manner and leave all the exercises when they get some serious troubles. 9-After Kundalini is awakened, Prana passes upwards through Brahma Nadi along with mind and Agni. You will have to take it up to Sahasrara Chakra through some special exercises .. 10-As soon as it is awakened, it pierces the Muladhara Chakra (Bheda). It should be taken to Sahasrara through various Chakras. When Kundalini is at one Chakra, intense heat is felt there and when it leaves that centre for another Chakra, the former Chakra becomes very cold and appears lifeless. 11-Freedom from Kama, Krodha, Raga and Dvesha and possession of balance of mind, cosmic love, astral vision, supreme fearlessness, desirelessness, Siddhis, divine intoxication and spiritual Ananda are the signs to denote the awakening of Kundalini. When it is at rest, a man has full consciousness of the world and its surroundings. When it is awakened he is dead to the world. He has no body-consciousness. He attains Unmani state. 12-When Kundalini travels from Chakra to Chakra, layer after layer of the mind becomes opened and the Yogi acquires psychic powers. He gets control over the five elements. When it reaches the Sahasrara Chakra, he is in the Chidakasa (knowledge space). WHAT IS THE WRONG INTERPRETATION OF KUNDALINI YOG?--
06 FACTS;- 1-Awakening of the Kundalini Shakti, its union with Shiva, enjoying the nectar and other functions of the Kundalini Yoga that are described in the Yoga Sastras are misrepresented and taken in a literal sense by many. They think that they are Shiva and ladies to be Shakti and that mere sexual union is the aim of Kundalini Yoga. After having some wrong interpretation of the Yogic texts, they begin to offer flowers and worship their partners with lustful propensities. 2-The term “Divine intoxication that is derived by drinking the nectar” is also misrepresented. They take a lot of wine and other intoxicating drinks and imagine to have enjoyed the Divine ecstasy. It is mere ignorance. They are utterly wrong. This sort of worship and union is not at all Kundalini Yoga. They divert their concentration on sexual centres and ruin themselves. 3-Some foolish young boys practise one or two Asanas, Mudras and a little Pranayama too for a few days, in any way they like, and imagine that the Kundalini has gone up to their neck. They pose as big Yogis. They are pitiable, self-deluded souls. 4- Even a Vedanti (a student of Jnana Yoga) can get Jnana Nishtha only through awakening of the Kundalini Shakti that lies dormant at the Muladhara Chakra. No superconscious state or Samadhi is possible without awakening this primordial energy, whether it is Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Hatha Yoga ,Sahaj Yog or Jnana Yoga. 5-It is easy to awaken the Kundalini, but it is very difficult to take it to Sahasrara Chakra through the different Chakras. It demands a great deal of patience, perseverance, purity and steady practice. The Yogi who has taken it to Sahasrara Chakra, is the real master of all forces. 6-Generally Yogic students stop their Sadhana half-way on account of false Tushti (satisfaction). They imagine that they have reached the goal when they get some mystic experiences and psychic powers. They desire to demonstrate such powers to the public to get Khyati (reputation and fame) and to earn some money. This is a sad mistake. Full realisation alone can give the final liberation, perfect peace and Highest Bliss.
WHAT IS THE PERFECT METHOD & ELIGIBILITY OF KUNDALINI AWAKENING?- 07 FACTS;--- 1-A harmonious combination of all methods is necessary for the vast majority of persons. In the following posts I will tell you the different exercises that are intended to awaken the Kundalini. If you are wise enough, after a perusal of the different exercises, you can easily pick up the right method of Sadhana that suits you best and attain success.But i can focus on that method .which i know. 2-We are acquainted with BODY ,, MIND & SOUL---so we need VEDANT FOR SOUL,TANTRA & YOG FOR MIND & BODY..IN THIS WAY COMBINATION OF THESE THREE PATTERN IS ESSENTIAL FOR AWAKENING OUR KUNDALINI... 3- THIS COMBINATION IS OPENING THE GATE FOR SPOUSE..IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL TO BECOME ASCETIC ( LEAVE HOME & LIVE IN FOREST),,AGHORE,,,NAGA ,,,HATHYOGI ETC. ALTHOUGH I RESPECT ALL OF THEM BUT CAN'T FOLLOW THEIR LIFE STYLE.THE KING JANAK; A VIDEHA , A BRAHMAN-JNANI IS MY IDEAL.... ADI SHANKARA ,A SHAIVA ,A SHAKT,A SAMAYCHARI TANTRIK IS MY IDEAL..... .SWAMI VIVEKANANDA ,A WORSHIPPER OF NIRGUN & SAGUN BRAHMAN ;A PARAGON OF HINDUISM IS MY IDEAL.. 4-BEING SPOUSE, DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE FREEDOM FOR LUST.. A TIME TABLE IS NECESSARY TO FOLLOW .IT TAKES THE PERIOD OF SEVEN YEARS TO DEVELOP ONE CHAKRA ;SO AT THE AGE OF FORTY TWO (SIXTH CHAKRA ) CONTROL YOURSELF & CONVERT YOUR LUST INTO LOVE.. 5-KUNDALINI AWAKENING IS ESSENTIAL FOR AMBITIOUS ONES...BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO SATISFY YOUR MIND.....BUT DON'T FORGET THAT SRI RAM & RAVAN ---BOTH ARE KUNDALINI SADHAKS..ONE IS BENEFITING THE HUMAN KIND & OTHER IS HARMING THEM..THAT IS THE REASON THIS KNOWLEDGE IS CONSIDERED AS FORBIDDEN FRUIT.. (Adam and Eve ate the fruit of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, which they had been commanded not to do by God. ) 6-SO THIS FORBIDDEN FRUIT IS NOT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO RULE LIKE RAVAN;ITS KALIYUG .. SO JAGATMATA PUNISH IMMEDIATELY IN FORM OF HEAT WAVES------ITS A FIRST WARNING.. 7-YOU ARE WELCOMED PROVIDED THAT;---- 1- YOU WANT TO RENDER SERVICE ... 2- YOU ARE READY TO EXPRESS YOUR GRATITUDE TOWARDS PARENTS,TEACHERS,ELDERS ETC. 3- YOU ARE READY TO FORGIVE ANYONE-MAY BE STUNT ENEMY ALSO..
IS THERE SOME CLARIFICATION ABOUT KUNDALINI AWAKENING?---
02 FACTS;--- 1-Kundalini awakening is often said to be very dangerous, accompanied by tremendous heat and pain. Such is the discovery of those who have experimented in a recklessly naive or unauthorised manner, and particularly when they have tried to associate her awakening with sex. In such cases, the chakra which guards the innocence of Kundalini, the Mooladhara chakra, acts against this violation by generating waves of heat. The confused pioneer may also experience fits and seizures where he loses control of body and mind. He may jump and howl for no apparent reason. He may experience hallucinations. In the bliss of his ignorance, he associates the warning signals with Kundalini awakening itself, and believes himself to have undergone a profound experience of enlightenment! 2-The face of such a person shows all the anguish he is going through. After genuine Enlightenment (Self-realization), the face becomes radiant. You look much younger, the body becomes more active and well-proportioned. The whole personality becomes beautiful and magnetic. As priorities change, you assume a dignified and glorious attitude to life.about Kundalini and Chakra system MEANING OF KUNDALINI YOG;--
07 FACTS;-- 1-Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritual, tradition as an indwelling Divine feminine energy that can be awakened in order to purify the subtle system and ultimately to bestow the state of Yoga, or Divine Union . This awakening involves the Kundalini moving up the central channel, piercing the Chakras along the way, to reside within the Sahasrara Chakra above the head . This movement of Kundalini is felt by the presence of a cool or, in the case of imbalance, a warm breeze across the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Such a phenomenon can be seen to be described in a diverse array of scripture. 2-Once ‘Kundalini awakening’ has taken place and is established through meditation the Kundalini is said to automatically purify the subtle body and thus dispel all mental, physical and spiritual diseases. 3-In order to achieve the real state of meditation, one needs to awaken the Kundalini energy within. With the support of Kundalini, meditation becomes effortless and easy. You will experience this precious moment of Kundalini awakening in Meditation . 4-Kundalini is the mothering energy that is awakened by a process called Enlightenment (Self-realization) to connect us to the Divine and begin its work of healing and balancing our chakras. 5-Kundalini lies dormant but, like a tinybseed when the conditions are right, can awaken and grow into a mighty tree. In the same way that an electrical cable connects a computer to the mains, the awakened Kundalini connects the human awareness to the all-pervading power of divine love. 6-The Kundalini can be thought of as a rope with a thousand strands; when we first get Enlightenment (Self-realization), only one or two strands find their way through the chakras and reach the Sahasrara (the top chakra). However, with twice daily meditation, gradually more strands of the Kundalini connect us to the divine power and the experience of meditation becomes more profound and blissful. The Kundalini was described by Indian saints such as Adi Shankaracharya (c 600 a.d.), Kabir (c 1500 a.d.) and Jnanadeva (c 1200 a.d.) amongst others. 7-There are many forms of yoga in the world today. There are stretching yoga’s, exercise yoga’s, prenatal yoga’s and even laughing yoga’s. It seems that there is a form of yoga for every walk of life. Most people think of yoga as stretching or they see it as an exercise. Yoga is in fact an ancient Sanskrit term meaning to unite or union. WHAT IS THE ANCIENT METHOD?--
07 FACTS;-- 1-In the past when the ancient masters taught their disciples in the practice of yoga, they used many different methods to separate the disciple from the material world. A disciple might be told to not eat or to stand in one place for days at a time in order to break mental and physical bonds. These sorts of things would go on for years until through these penances those bonds were broken.
2- The disciple had to prepare his body in order to endure these penances; this was done by stretching or exercises that the master or guru would prescribe. In modern times many followers of yoga believe that this is what yoga is, though it is only a small part of the ancient practice. 3-Why would anyone want to subject themselves to these penances over such a long period? The reason being was to awaken the primordial energy known as Kundalini. This is a motherly energy that unites the disciple to the all pervading power of the divine or gives them the yoga. 4-At the time when Patanjali was a great master of yoga in India he taught his disciples the hidden knowledge of the Kundalini. This was a sacred knowledge that was passed from master to disciple for thousands of years. 5-In modern times this knowledge has been made public through countless books and different forms of yoga. The problem is what yoga’s can actually give you the experience of Kundalini awakening in order to get the yoga or union. 6-It should be obvious to most seekers of the divine that any form of stretching or exercise does not bring you closer to God. If it did the athletes of the world would be the most spiritual people. So only yoga really has nothing to do with stretching or exercising, nor is it rooted in laughing. Although laughing can make you feel good & exercises can make you healthy.. WHAT IS HATHA YOG?--
02 FACTS;-- 1-Rousing of Kundalini and its union with Shiva at the Sahasrara Chakra effect the state of Samadhi and Mukti. Before awakening the Kundalini, you must have Deha Suddhi (purity of body), Nadi Suddhi (purification of Nadis), Manas-Suddhi (purity of mind) and Buddhi Suddhi (purity of intellect). For the purification of the body, the following six exercises are prescribed: 2-Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak and Kapalabhati. These are known as Shat-Karma or the six purificatory exercises in Hatha Yoga.I am not hath yogi ;not expertise---so i don't want to explain five methods because it may be harmful.. .But TRATAKA IS VERY IMPORTANT WHAT IS TRATAKA?--
03 FACTS;-- 1-Trataka’ is steady gazing at a particular point or object without winking. Though this is one of the six purificatory exercises, it is mainly intended for developing concentration and mental focusing. It is very useful for all the students of Hatha Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Raja Yoga.
2-There is no other effective method for the control of the mind. Some of the students who claim that they belong to Jnana Yoga, neglect such important exercises since they are described under Hatha Yogic portions. 3-Sri Ramana Maharshi the famous Jnani of Tiruvannamalai, was doing this exercise. You could have seen it clearly if you had been to his Ashram for his Darshan. While seated on his sofa in his room, he used to gaze on the walls. When he sat on the veranda in an easy-chair, he steadily looked at the distant hills or at the sky. This enabled him to keep up a balanced state of mind. Nothing could distract his mind. He was very calm and cool always. He was not at all distracted by any one even though many Bhaktas might be talking and singing by his side. TEN TRATAKA EXERCISES;- (1) Keep the picture of Lord Krishna, Rama, Narayana or Devi in front of you. Look at it steadily without winking. Gaze at the head; then at the body; then at the legs. Repeat the same process again and again. When your mind calms down look at a particular place only. Be steady till tears begin to flow. Then close the eyes and mentally visualise the picture. (2) Gaze on a black dot on a white wall or draw a black mark on a piece of white paper and hang it on the wall in front of you. (3) Draw the picture OM' on a piece of paper and have it before your seat. Do Trataka on it. (4) Lie down on an open terrace and gaze at a particular bright star or on the full moon. After some time, you will see different colours of lights. Again some time later, you will see only a particular colour throughout, and all other surrounding stars will disappear. When you gaze at the moon, you will see only a bright moon on a black background. At times you will see a huge mass of light all around you. When gazing becomes more intense, you can also see two or three moons of the same size and at times you cannot see any moon at all even though your eyes may be wide open. (5) Select at random any place in the open sky in the morning or evening hours and gaze at it steadily. You will get new inspirations. (6) Look at a mirror and gaze at the pupil of your eye. (7) Some people do Trataka at the space between the two eyebrows or at the tip of the nose. Even during walking, some persons do Trataka at the tip of the nose. (8) Advanced students can do Trataka at the inner Chakras, (Padmas). Anahata, Ajna and Sahasrara are the important centres for Trataka. (9) Keep a ghee-lamp before you and gaze at the flames. Some astral entities give Darshan through the flames. (10) Very few Yogins do Trataka on the sun. It requires the help of an experienced man by their side. They begin to gaze on the rising sun and after gradual practice they do Trataka on the sun even ------. They get some special Siddhis (psychic powers) by this practice. All are not fit for this Sadhana. All the first 9 exercises will suit everyone and they are harmless. The last one, sun-gazing should not be attempted . INSTRUCTIONS;--
11 FACTS;-- 1-When you do the practice in your meditation room, sit in your favourite Asana (posture), Siddhasana ,,Padmasana or Sukhasan .At other times you can do in a standing or sitting posture. Trataka can be profitably done even when you walk. 2-As you walk along the streets, do not look hither and thither. Gaze at the tip of the nose or toes. There are many persons who do not look at the face when they talk to others. They have their own gaze at a particular place and talk. No particular Asana is required for this Sadhana. 3-When you gaze at a picture, it is Trataka. When you close your eyes and mentally visualise the picture, it is Saguna Dhyana (meditation with form). When you associate the attributes of God such as omnipresence, omnipotence, omniscience, purity, perfection, etc., the name and the form of the object of Trataka will automatically disappear and you will enter into Nirguna Dhyana (abstract meditation). 4-Do Trataka for two minutes to start with. Then cautiously increase the period. Do not be impatient. Gradual steady practice is required. Gazing at a spot even for three full hours continuously counts for nothing, if the mind is wandering. The mind also must be on the spot. Then only you will advance in this practice and attain many psychic powers. 5-Those who cannot gaze steadily for a second in spite of several attempts, need not worry much. They can close their eyes and gaze at an imaginary spot at the space between the two eyebrows. 6-Those who have very weak eye-capillaries should do Trataka after closing their eyes on any imaginary spot within or without. Do not tax your eyes by over-practice. When you feel tired, close your eyes and keep your mind on the object of Trataka. When you sit and do Trataka do not shake the body. 7-Trataka improves eyesight. Many who had some eye-troubles have realised immense benefits by Trataka. Going beyond one’s own power and gazing at the sun without any help may produce serious troubles. 8-The same object of gazing will appear as something else during the practice. You will have many other visions. Different people have different experiences. You will not even believe certain things when others tell you of their experiences. 9-Trataka alone cannot give you all Siddhis. After the control of the mind, when it becomes steady, you will have to manipulate the mind by prescribed methods for the attainment of powers. Therefore the powers that are obtained by this practice may vary in different persons. It depends upon the further training of the mind, in a particular way. 10-Young aspirants, who pose as big Yogins, neglect such practices and ask whether this practice is Moksha. Certainly that practice itself is not Moksha. Different practices are for the attainment of Moksha. One can attain the goal by a particular method, others by different methods. Remember this point always. Otherwise you will be neglecting all the methods. You will be misguided and lose the goal if you neglect the Sadhana. 11-By the practice of Trataka, diseases of the eyes are removed. Eye-sight improves. Many have thrown away their spectacles after taking to this practice. Will-power is developed. Vikshepa is destroyed. It steadies the mind. Clairvoyance, thought-reading, psychic cure and other Siddhis are obtained very easily.
THE KEY POINTS;- 1-Once again I will tell you that Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, etc., are not incompatibles, (opposite) like Cocaine and Soda Bicarbonate. They are not antagonistic (showing dislike) to each other. Do not neglect this exercise for the mere reason that it comes under Hatha Yoga portions.
2-Even though you may claim to be a student of Jnana Yoga or Bhakti Yoga, you can take to this practice. It is a very effective powerful remedy for a wandering mind. 3-It prepares the mind undoubtedly for perfect Dhyana and Samadhi. This is assuredly a means for the end. You must ascend the Yogic ladder or stair-case step by step. Several persons have been benefited by this useful exercise. Different exercisesare given here for Trataka. Select any one of the methods that suits you best and realise the spiritual benefits. Do this for one month regularly and experiences the benefits.. No troubles, if you follow properly--contd. ...SHIVOHAM.......