WHAT IS KRISHANA RAHASYAM (Spiritual Secrets)? PART –02
WHAT ARE THESE NADIS & HOW DO THEY INFLUENCE ?
1-What happens when Nadis are imbalanced.... If Pingala flows, the body will be restless; if Ida flows, the mind will be overactive. Both Nadis mirror each other temperaments and extremity can lead to what we call as polarity. The key is to balance both Nadis to get an equilibrium in life.
2-The breath flows through the right nostril for one hour and then through the left nostril for one hour. Man is busily engaged in worldly activities when the breath flows through Ida and Pingala. When Sushumna operates, he becomes dead to the world and enters into Samadhi. The story that Lord Krishna had 16,108 wives, means that Lord Krishna is the soul, who has control over 16,108 nadis(=blood vessels) or channels of energy in human body that means Krishna is “Jitendriya”(=winner of sense organs) and which is the quality of Purnavatara.(=Full incarnation of God in human form) The 8 prinipal queens of Krishna represent the 7 chakras of the body plus the aura that surrounds them.”Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaaya ” - this shloka/mantra spells that Lord Krishna is the supreme soul pervading the whole universe. We cannot understand Him nearly by our limited senses or logic. His thinking and acts are beyond our comprehension. Do not try to criticize the acts of God. Leave it to God to give you what is best for you. He knows far better than we. So what He gives of His own accord will always be far superior to what we can even think of.Let Him give us as He Wills. Chakras, Nadis and the Four Forms of Energies: Nadis and chakras are deeply related with the four forms of life energies – physical energy, mental energy, emotional energy and the spiritual energy. For a perfect life we need balance of these four energies. These four forms of life energies are interrelated and overlap each other. Chakras play an integral role in balancing these four energies and keeping our mind-body healthy. When balanced, our chakras contribute to immune system and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. Through meditation you can purify the nadis and the chakras. Purication refers to the separation of gross and subtle negative elements from the raw energies. It includes ltering of negative thoughts, toxin food elements, negative actions, negative visions, negative words etc. Number of Chakras and Nadis: There are many nadis and many chakras throughout our body. However, 72000 nadis and 114 chakras are most prominent. There are 7 major chakras, 21 minor chakras and 86 micro chakras in human body. Among the 114 chakras, 112 chakras reside within the body and the other 2 are outside the body. Among the major seven chakras, one is present outside the body, over the head region. There are 21 minor chakras distributed all over the body. Head, heart, navel, throat and base of the spine are the ve main areas of the major chakras. However, minor chakras are located in our hands, legs, tongue, knee, elbow, clavicles, shoulder, eye, ear and nose. All the chakras are not active all the times. Some are prominent and some are dormant.
The word Nadi comes from Sanskrit word meaning stream. Nadis are the astral tubes made up of astral matter that carry psychic currents. The Sanskrit term ‘Nadi’ comes from the root ‘Nad’ which means ‘motion’.
There are many Nadis in the human body. Different authors state the number of Nadis in different ways. Many theories even say the presence of 16108 Nadis. The ancient Hindu mythology talks about Lord Krishna who had 16108 wives – which in fact is a metaphor for Krishna(Consciousness) to have 16108 wives(energy channels). Theories also talk about 72000 to 350000 Nadis in human subtle body or energy body of which there are 14 primary ones. Note that these Nadis are not visible to a naked eye as they are part of subtle energy body (sukshma deha) and not physical body (sthoola deha)
3 Primary Nadis The 3 primary Nadis are Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna. All 3 originate at the Root chakra or Muladhara – the place where they originate is called the Kanda. Then Ida begins its course from left alternating its route to right and left at each chakra – whereas Pingala begins its course at right alternating left and right at each chakra. Sushumna, on the other hand, goes straight up the spine.
Within Sushumna are secondary Nadis – Vajra and Chitrini and within Chitrini is the Bramhanadi the conduit for Kundalini. It is said that Kundalini the serpent Goddess resides and sleeps on the Root chakra. However many times Sushumna is also addressed as the Bramhanadi.
Ida and Pingala indicate time, the past and the future respectively. Sushumna is the destroyer of time. It is the present moment and it is timeless.
WHAT IS CADUCEUS?( कैड्यूजस)-
Most people know the caduceus as a medical symbol. But most people have no idea why this symbol is used for medicine. The symbol represents the three main nadis (channels) in our body, through which our life-force energy flows. This energy is known as Chi, or Prana, or when it's awakened to its fullest potential, it is called Kundalini. The balance and functionality of this force is vital to our health, which is why it was associated with health and medicine early on. Ironically, most medical doctors today have no clue what this symbol really represents, and also have no clue of this vital energy as even existing!The two serpents in this symbol represent the two polar channels through which the life force expresses itself as feminine energy and masculine energy, or yin and yang. The reason serpents were chosen, is simply because the spiral shape of these two channels resemble two winding serpents.The yin channel is known as Ida, and is a lunar, feminine, subtle energy, and regulates the left side of the body and the right side of the brain. The yang channel is known as Pingala, and is a solar, masculine, dynamic energy, and regulates the right side of the body and the left side of the brain. These two opposing energies also correspond with the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.There is a third channel though, in the middle, known as Sushumna. This is represented by the staff around which the two serpents wind. This channel is inside the spinal column, and is dormant in most people. The reason it is dormant in most people, is because most people are slightly imbalanced one direction or the other between the Ida/Yin and Pingala/Yang channels. But when those two polarized forces are balanced and harmonized, that is when the central Sushumna channel is activated.When life-force flows through the Ida channel, it expresses itself as Yin energy. When it flows through the Pingala channel, it expresses itself as Yang energy. When it flows through the Sushumna channel however, it expresses itself as Kundalini energy. Kundalini is the force which, when awakened, really takes us into the fullest expression of who we are. It has the ability to awaken the many currently dormant areas of the brain, leading to higher states of consciousness and abilities, such as psychic intuition, telekinesis, telepathy, astral travel, seeing past lives and akashic records, and so much more. When Kundalini is awakened and rises the Sushumna channel to the brain, the two hemispheres of the brain are united, the pineal gland/third eye is activated, and Christ Consciousness is attained. This is what being "born again" TRULY means!This is deliberately symbolic of the Kundalini force rising through the spine, which is comprised of 33 VERTEBRAE! None of this is coincidence..
IN WORLD PARLANCE:--
25 FACTS--- 1-Kundalini Shakti (Soul Energy) is YOU yourself. 2-You (Kundalini Shakti/Soul Energy) have to successfully navigate 16’100 secondary & 8 primary channels before you reach your twin half. 3-Here, 16’100 secondary channels = 16’100 people who will make a significant difference to your life, over many lifetimes. 4-Here, 8 primary channels = 8 significantly strong love-energies that you will have to successfully navigate over lifetimes. 5-You (Kundalini Shakti/Soul Energy) have to leave every channel `happy & satisfied’ before you can exit that channel (love-energy). 6-Number of lifetimes you take to navigate your 8 primary (depicted as sticky & tricky) channels, depends on your `awareness’. 7-Simply `being aware’ & `being able to recognize’ these 8 (esp. 4/8) means you have crashed through a huge barrier to enlightenment. 8-The real journey begins AFTER you meet your twin; many lifetimes with your twin will have to be dedicated to Earth-causes. 9-Once you have made significant difference to Mother Earth, along with your twin-soul, you can opt for MERGER. 10-Answer to recognizing & understanding your 8 primary channels – lies in understanding Lord Krishna’s 8 wives. 11-Krishna’s “Ashta-bhaaryas”, 8 wives, are many times depicted in Indian Classical dance, as “Ashta-naikas” (8 heroines) – 8 forms of love. 12-Amongst these primary 8 wives, energies of 4 are sticky & disruptive (experimental ); & energies of 4 are sticky but non-disruptive. 13--Disruptive energies are advised against by astrologers, as they are not conducive (making a certain situation) to the typical Indian large family set-up. 14-Disruptive energies are not very sharing; they want their Krishna all to themselves; non-disruptive energies are easier to navigate. 15-In higher stages of soul evolution, most definitely, almost all 8 energies would have come your way, and you would have picked one. 16-Here, there’s nothing like `right choice’ or `wrong choice’. Every choice presents its challenges & takes you further in evolution. 17-It’s important to stay connected with every `energy’ that you recognize; if not as partner, then as friend, mentor, guide. 18-Sometimes, souls in higher stages of evolution may consciously shy away from a partner, if they sense their inability to navigate well. 19-But `shying away’ is not the answer, the answer lies in `going through’ with it. Sooner or later, it has to be done. 20-This explains India’s concept of `Gurus’/`Guides.Here again, it’s improper to advise people, who they should choose as partners; that should be free will.The only advice that should be given, is to list pros & cons of an 'energy’ & make an informed choice. Here astrology helps.Whatever choice a person makes, if they learn the 'essence’ of an energy, they can navigate successfully without getting stuck. 21-Krishna’s twin-soul Radha is an amalgamation (union )of the traits of all of Krishna’s 8 wives – but here, there is knowingness, understanding and awareness. Radha is not defined by the traits of 8-wives; she merely enacts them in Raas-Leela (her dance with Krishna) as a gentle reminder to mortal souls like us. 22-Objective is to teach the world various aspects of love; the ways in which love can bloom; & (as Krishna) how do you handle it, without killing it. In Krishna’s 8-wives, this experience is more detailed & is narrated from female-perspective; what `she’ (female half) feels about love. 23-The 8-wives of Krishna depict the 8 forms of love that you will come across in more advances stages of your human evolution. As you edge closer to your own `Radha/Krishna’, you will become `aware’ of the `types’ of love that have crossed/crossing your path. Invariably, they will be from amongst the 8 `types’ described as Krishna’s wives. Perhaps, one of them will be your closest partner. 24-The quickest form of soul-evolution would be, to `recognize correctly’ all 8 forms of love that may have crossed your path. To understand & accept every `type’ of love; and take them through their ups & downs of life as: mentor, counselor, friend, philosopher, guide. 25-Allow them to feel your presence in their life. By doing so, you help them deal with their difficult karma. The more skillfully you dance through this situation , closer you will move to your `Radha/Krishna’.
WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC ENERGIES OF EIGHT WIVES OF SRI KRISHANA ?---- Krishna’s 8 wives:- Rukmini, Satyabhaama, Jaambavati, Kaalindi, Mitravrinda, Nagnajiti, Bhadraa & Lakshanaa. What are their specific energies? 1-Rukmini:- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna by being his friend, philosopher, guide & peacemaker. She is simple, pretty, modest, good listener; respects all of Krishna’s alliances, partnerships & relationships. She enjoys playing role of counselor & peace-maker; Krishna uses her to counsel & maintain peace among his other wives. She is often depicted by Krishna’s side as his talking-companion; worshipped as main-consort in south-India. She is a highly recommended energy for worldly partnerships, as she offers most support to Krishna’s causes. Affirmation of Rukmini’s love: “Love is Peace”. 2-Satyabhaama:- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with her tantrums( an uncontrolled outburst of anger and frustration); if he doesn’t accede, she will leave. She is proud, arrogant, domineering, self-centered, opinionated; with her, Krishna must play a supportive role. She believes she has done Krishna a favor by offering him marriage; wants Krishna at her beck & call (ready to obey someone's orders at all times). Her energies can be navigated by mollifying(reduce the severity of) her tantrums in playfulness, yet not succumbing to them. Her energies can be navigated with flattery, as her pride succumbs easily to this. Affirmation of Satyabhaama’s love: “Love is Me”. 3-Jaambavati:- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with her beauty; believes beauty can reign in Krishna. She is vain, desires appreciation; confident about the power of her beauty; willing to share Krishna with others. She is exquisitely beautiful, well-groomed, well-adorned at all times; believes Krishna is attracted to her for her looks. She makes special effort to showcase her beauty so she appears cut-above-others at all times. Her energies can be navigated offering her appreciation she rightfully deserves; offer her limelight along with responsibility. Her energies can be navigated by gently highlighting her inner beauty & allowing that to over-shadow her outer beauty. Affirmation of Jaambavati’s love: “Love is Beauty”. 4-Kaalindi:-- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with her games, nets, traps, lures; uses forbidden-love & guilt as weapons. She is sister of Yamuna; uses her sibling’s proximity to Krishna, to gain entry into his life; she lays the trap; yet appears the victim. The excitement of `trapping’ Krishna into being with her, is higher than excitement of being with Krishna. She enjoys competition; creates competition; enjoys winning over competition; Krishna’s desirability with other women excites her. She enjoys catching Krishna with his guard down; lures Krishna into secret confessionals; feels empowered by others’ secrets. Her energies in worldly living may mean alienation (detachment) from loved ones to accommodate her; Krishna may be forced to make a `choice’. Her energies can be navigated by not empowering her negatively; by not succumbing to guilt; by `playfully’ seeing through her game. Her energies can be navigated by gently/lovingly holding your ground; Kaalindi will always need you more than you need her. Affirmation of Kaalindi’s love: “Love is a Contest”. 5-Mitravrinda:-- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with her amiable, amicable, friendly, mischievous nature. She rarely takes offence to anything Krishna says or does; works hard to manage & harmonize Krishna’s relationships. She is Krishna’s closest confidante; her advice is usually selfless; is a perfect hostess to Krishna’s social circle. She is closest confidante to Krishna’s wives also; they find her a safe haven to share their grievances. She is companionable, conversational & mischievous; usually lightens conflict with her naughtiness. Her energies can be navigated by offering her unconditional friendship; by giving her responsibility. Affirmation of Mitravrinda’s love: “Love is Friendship”. 6-Nagnajiti:-- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with her openness, her truths; her name itself means “blatant (of bad behaviour - done openly)truth”. For her, love has to be an open book; diplomacy doesn’t cut ice with her; her conflicts center around Krishna’s cleverness. For her, whatever is open is truth; whatever is hidden is false; she bares her soul & dares you to do the same. Krishna usually uses her to convey hard truths to his other wives, while he himself stays in the background. She is very blunt in her expression; in worldly sense, it can create conflicts in social & family circles. Her energies can be navigated by not killing her true spirit; by appreciating her honesty; but at same time allowing her to see that truths which hurt people cannot help them much; channelize her truths into softer/gentler expressions. Her energies can be navigated by offering her a straight-forward & honest approach to love. Affirmation of Nagnajiti’s love: “Love is Truth” 7-Bhadraa:- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna by blending into him; she is happy to be what Krishna wants her to be. She chooses not to have a defined personality; she believes individuality = division from Krishna. She is gentle, subservient (prepared to obey), unassuming, selfless; she places herself last in priority; she believes this is love. Hers is a motherly, nurturing, nourishing, forgiving; she serves not only Krishna but all of Krishna’s relationships dutifully. In a worldly sense, it is very easy to take advantage of Bhadraa’s goodness; she’s usually the cornerstone that goes unnoticed. Her energies must be navigated with care & sensitivity; as her Krishna, it’s important to ensure she gets her due. Her energies can be navigated by encouraging her to stand-up-for-herself; by encouraging self-development through interests & hobbies. Affirmation of Bhadraa’s love: “Love is Submission”. 8-Lakshanaa:-- She tries to `channelize’ Krishna with a focused approach; with her love is like a game of Chess; move-countermove. She is focused; goal-oriented; plans & rehearses all her moves; will always have “Plan-B” in place. According to her, she has to checkmate Krishna & win her rightful crown; other wives are opposing pawns. She is characterized by a strategic, methodical mind; extremely logical; every action needs to have a purpose. In a worldly sense, Lakshanaa will be less of disruptive & more of uninteresting; her predictability overtakes her creativity. She can be an extremely efficient partner; but her compulsive behavior can kill the charm. Her energies can be navigated by giving her responsibility; by encouraging creativity & spontaneity. Her energies can be navigated by gently showing her fun side of failures, inefficiencies & mistakes; by loosening her up. Affirmation of Lakshanaa’s love: “Love is a Goal”. 9-Krishna’s Radha: Radha is an amalgamation/a merger of all 8 wives. From that confluence (the junction of two rivers) from that merger, emerges her own unique affirmation of love. In Radha, Krishna can navigate all 8 forms of love with ease & expertise; he knows every high, low, bend, curve, fall & illusion. Affirmation of Radha’s love: “Love is Krishna”. --SHIVOHAM (contd.)