WHAT ARE THE ASSOCIATED CHAKRAS OF SAHASRARA TO REACH HIGHER REALMS OF MEDITATION ,ACCORDING TO TANT
THE ASSOCIATED CHAKRAS;- 06 FACTS;- 1-You probably already know a bit about the seven chakras that are focal points of energy on your body. But did you also know that there are more than a dozen more chakras beyond these seven? No kidding....These higher or spiritual chakras are the links between your personality and your higher self, and when activated, allow you to access to an expanded universe, increase your spiritual awareness and compassion, and free yourself from the weight of karmic residue (remaining part). 2-Ideally, your chakras are open, moving energy in and out between your personal energy field and the larger unified field. With proper self-care and maintenance, you can keep your energy flowing and prevent your chakras from becoming blocked by emotional baggage. Journaling, and meditation are all good ways to keep these energy centers clear and open, so you can move on to opening the spiritual chakras. 3-In Tantra, chakras are viewed as spinning vortices (whirlwind) of energy in the body and as storehouses of experiences and memories. When the chakras are balanced ..meaning they’re not over- or underactive—a Tantra practitioner can experience clarity, access power, and feel more joyful, fearless, and free. 4-Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced meditation: The practice of using associated Chakras is one that can be used from the very beginning of learning meditation. It is extremely effective. However, not understanding the process, the beginning meditator may not be willing or interested in actually pursuing this practice. 5-In the early stages, it can seem that goal is to "get rid of" the thought patterns in the mind field. Because of this, the full fruits of this practice may only come in the more advanced stages of meditation. By being aware of this, it may be easier for the early practitioner to go ahead and experiment with this fine practice. 6-In some schemes of chakras, there are actually several chakras, which are all closely related, at the top of the head. Rising from Ajna, we have the Manas chakra on the forehead, which is closely associated with Ajna. Above Manas there are Bindu Visarga at the back of the head, Mahanada/ Nirvana/Bhanwar Gupha, which is located on the crown, Guru, and then Sahasrara proper, located above the crown.Here is the list;- 1 -Muladhara chakra 2-Swathisthana chakra 3-Manipura chakra 4-Anahata chakra 5-Vishuddha chakra 6-Lalana chakra 7-Ajna chakra 8-Manas chakra 9-Bindu/Indu chakra 10-Mahanada/-Nirvana chakra/Bhanwar Gupha 11-Guru chakra 12-Sahasrara chakra . DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSOCIATED CHAKRAS;- 6-THE LALANA CHAKRA;- 09 FACTS;- 1-Lalana chakra, which is not part of the seven main chakra system, is also called talu chakra or taluka. The lalana chakra is a minor chakra associated with the throat chakra. Also known as the 5th Chakra or Vishuddha, it is the energy center that governs our speech and creative expression in the world. 2-Talu chakra is described in the sacred teachings as the secret chakra taught by spiritual masters to their disciples. It is considered that reciting the beej (seed) mantra ”Hangsah”, the spiritual devotee makes the kundalini energy pass through this secret chakra while traversing (travel across)Sushumna Nadi. 3-The Sushumna Nadi is a Sanskrit term used to describe the central energy channel within the subtle body. This energy channel flows inside the core of the spine, but it is not the spine; it is more subtle than that. 4-This chakra radiates twelve pathways or thought channels which are divisions of time by our orbital relationship to the Stars and Sun.Furthermore, it is said that when the disciple reaches this chakra, a sweet nectar starts dripping on the tongue.When throat chakra is inactive, this sweet nectar is allowed to run downwards into Manipura chakra and consumed, resulting in physical degeneration. 5-Through practices such as khechari mudra (considered the king among the mudras), the nectar can be made to enter the throat chakra, where it is purified and becomes a nectar of immortality. 6-As it is a secret chakra, the description of this energy center differes from one text to another. According to the Saubhagya Lakshmi Upanishad (a minor Upanishadic text of Hinduism), this chakra has 12 bright red petals. These petals correspond to the virtues of respect, offense, contentment, self-control, depression, pride, affection, sorrow, dissatisfaction, purity, honor and anxiety. 7-Other ancient texts, nevertheless, say that this center has 64 silvery white petals and a bright red pericarp called the ghantika. Here lies the source of the moon’s energy from which sweet nectar oozes(to flow). 8-The 64 petals of this chakra are homes of the powerful 64 yoginis whose worship is said to grant the eight siddhis (spiritual powers). Many gurus who exhibit magical abilities are stuck at this energy center and cannot rise above it. 8-Location of Lalana chakra (Talu chakra); This energy vortex lies near the junction between the front end of the central spinal canal in the medulla oblongata and the lower part of the brain’s fourth ventricle, within chiltrini nadi. 9-Lalana Chakra is situated at the space just above Ajna and below Sahasrara Chakra. Twelve Yoga Nadis emanate from this center. This has control over the 12 pairs of nerves that proceed from the brain to the different sense-organs.” 7-AJNA CHAKRA;- 06 FACTS;- 1-Third eye chakra or Ajna chakra is located between the eyebrows. It is the seat of soul. Meditation on this chakra brings nectar, unlimited visions and the ability of controlling adverse circumstances. 2-Ajna, in English: "command", or third-eye chakra, is the sixth primary chakra in the body according to Hindu tradition. It is a part of the brain which can be made more powerful through meditation, yoga & other spiritual practices. 3-It signifies the subconscious mind, the direct link to the brahman. While a person's two eyes see the physical world, the third eye is believed to reveal insights about the future. The third eye chakra connects people to their intuition, gives them the ability to communicate with the world, and helps them receive messages from the past and the future. 4-The three major nadis Ida, Pingla and Sushumna meet in the third eye chakra, thus before awaking of kundalini Shakti the third eye chakra should be greatly purified and open properly. 5-Ajna or third eye chakra is the centre of wisdom and intuition. When this chakra is awaken mind becomes calm, reliable and free of all attachments. Awakening of third eye chakra gives many siddhis and mystical powers to the seeker.The quality of beauty, friendliness, generosity, happiness and radiance are being incorporated in the personality of the seeker. 6-Will power becomes very strong and all goals of the aspirant are achieved. You will perceive psychic guidance, psychic visions, extra sensory perception, clairvoyance and divine intuition.The aspirant acquires the full control of prana. He can easily distribute the prana inside and outside the body at his will. HOW TO EXERCISE OUR THIRD EYE CHAKRA?- 07 FACTS;- Here’s a list of practices that will give a boost to our intuitive energy center. 1-Exercise your intuition; it’s the main function of the third eye. 2-Rest under the moon light and reflect; the moon light resembles the quality of light of your intuitive center. 3-Nurturet( care for and protect ) silence to hear the wisdom of the third eye; listen, the 3rd eye’s sound is more like a whisper . 4-Strengthen the energy of your first chakra, as well as your throat chakra; both are useful anchors for unlocking the energy of your third eye in powerful and balanced ways. 5-Be curious about symbolic meanings, symbols around you in different cultures and time periods. 6-Commune with nature and the energy of the elements. 7-Working with inner guidance, spirit guides &Enjoy creative crafts HOW DOES THE PINEAL GLAND IMPACTS THE AWAKENING OF THE THIRD EYE CHAKRA?-- 05 FACTS;- 1-Positioned between the brows and just above the eye level, the 3rd eye is associated with intuition and wisdom. In the human body, this energy center is traditionally associated with the pituitary gland, as well as the pineal gland. 2-Glands and chakras are intimately related as they represent different levels of bodily functions, the first one being focused on the physical, the other on the subtle energetic level. The pituitary gland is considered to be the “master gland” in the human body because it controls most of the other glands and their hormone production. 3-The pineal gland is located in the middle of the brain, at the same level as the eyes. Its connection with the third eye chakra or Ajna in the Hindu system has long been investigated by yogic traditions and modern metaphysics alike. They view this gland as a possible seat of the soul and its development, a source for mystical experiences and extrasensory perception or psychic abilities. 4-This gland is usually considered to be in charge of producing melatonin and regulating our sleep cycle . The ways it functions is closely connected to the cycles of light and darkness. 5-A balanced and open third eye, also known as the Ajna, chakra fosters concentration, focus, and reliance on intuition. TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE THIRD EYE CHAKRA;- 03 FACTS;- Here are more specific techniques for balancing its energy: 1-Just Breathe Mindful breathing can calm the mind and, in turn, cleanse and open the Third Eye. Being conscious of your breathing not only allows for cleansing, but also balances the chakra system. 2-Add Third Eye Color Associated with the color indigo, which is a combination of deepest blue and violet, the Third Eye chakra governs… Introduce blue and purple hues to your home and office decor. Surrounding yourself with subtle indigo tones can help heal the sixth chakra and boost energy flow. Add precious or semi-precious blue- and/or purple-stone jewelry to your wardrobe. 3-Practice third eye meditation Of all the exercises you can do for the sixth chakra, those that require you to actually engage the Third Eye are the best. Visualizing and meditating on the color blue or purple can help activate the sixth chakra. For instance, sit comfortably and with eyes closed, visualize a blue (or purple) ball of energy in the area of your Third Eye. Simply concentrating on and holding that image is enough to activate the sixth chakra. Concentrating on this image can not only open up the energy center, but it helps dispel imbalance and heal the chakra. 8-THE MANAS CHAKRA;- 03 FACTS;- 1-The Tantric Lower Forehead Centre, called the Manas ("Mind") Chakra, is said to have six petals, which although normally white assume the colours of the senses when they operate (according to the Indian systems, in addition to the five physical senses, there is "mind" constitutes the sixth sense, which is not the same as Clairvoyance or "Sixth Sense"), and is black during sleep (unconsciousness). 2-Despite the overlap, the Manas chakra is not the same as the Manas tattwa. It is associated with chitta, which represents consciousness or psyche in general, or even the subconscious and memory. Position........ above bindu pitha which is just above the pranava-bindu in ajna Petals...... number six Colour.............. normally white, but then assume sense colours (yellow, white, red, ash, and white) when senses operate, and become black in sleep . 3-One should know about the Manas, the wilfull control and to keep the intellect in awakened consciousness; so that the sadhaka is not engulfed in evil thoughts etc. Manas 'intellect and chitta' are inter-related. Manas controls the intellect which in twin exercises the control over the chitta. 4-The modifications of the chitta depend on the state of the Manas at peace or without peace. The chitta contemplates and the object of contemplation is the one about which the Manas thinks. This is only possible when the sadhaka tries hard and experiences a feeling full of love and affection for its aim. This love calms down the modifications of chitta and in the end, leaves his body according to his own will. 5-Manas originates from the element air. It is therefore unquiet like air, omnipotent, the one who feels happiness and gloom, is active and is affected by Sanskaras. It has no impurity as such for it is attracted again and again towards the desired object. It is in fact in pursuit of peace. A Manas dis-satisfied by physical pleasures starts feeling peace with the ecstacy of spiritualism.It cannot be controlled easily but gradually with perception of peace it starts becoming quiet. 6-The practices in fact bear fruits only when the Manas is quietened. The divine visions of Antaha-Karana and divine grace depend on the stability of Manas. The main aim of Yoga Sanskara is the control of Manas and the ultimate aim is the attainment of BRAHMA. 9-THE BINDU/INDU CHAKRA (Middle Forehead);- 20 FACTS;- 1-In the Tantric system, the Forehead Chakra is called the BIndu or Chandra ("Moon"); it has sixteen petals, is white in colour, and corresponds to various virtuous spiritual states of consciousness such as mercy, gentleness, patience, non-attachment, etc. It is not the same as the Ajna chakra. Along with the Manas chakra it represents one of the spiritual centers between the Ajna and the Crown. 2-Bindu = point, drop;For this fountain of youth, vitality and health is located in the Bindu Chakra – one of the most mysterious and remarkable energy centres in the human body. 3-The Bindu Chakra lies beneath the cowlick(a lock of hair hanging over a person's forehead) that most people have at the back of their head. Anatomically it is located where the bones of the back and sides of the skull meet (the occiput and the parietal). The direction of the stream of cosmic energy flowing into the Chakra can be seen quite clearly at this point. 4-Some people have two cowlicks(a piece of hair) indicating the existence of two energy centres. These people often possess exceptional vitality and creativity, but on the other hand can also be inclined towards hyperactivity and extreme nervousness. 5-In most Yoga books the Bindu Chakra is not mentioned, but in Tantra Yoga great importance is attached to the healing and rejuvenating effects of this Chakra. 6-Whilst this energy centre “sleeps” it is similar to a dot, but when awakened its energy begins to flow or to “drip”. The Bindu Chakra produces truly astonishing effects. It is a “health centre” that brings about improved physical, psychic and spiritual health, and is therefore a valuable aid on our spiritual journey. It also helps to quieten our emotions and brings harmony and a sense of wellbeing. With the help of this Chakra we are able to control hunger and thirst and overcome unhealthy eating habits. 7-Concentration on the Bindu Chakra can also be beneficial for depression, nervousness, feelings of anxiety and an oppressive feeling within the heart. A slight pressure with the fingernail on the site of the Bindu Chakra gives rise to a spontaneous feeling of happiness that spreads to the heart. 8-When a child is restless and will not go to sleep it helps to gently massage the Bindu Chakra with soft circular movements for a few minutes – the child will soon become quiet and sleepy. 9-But the most outstanding effect of the Bindu Chakra is the production of AMRITA, the nectar of immortality. At the beginning of the Peace Mantra it is said: ASATO MĀ SAT GAMAYA TAMASO MĀ JYOTIR GAMAYA MRITYOR MĀ AMRITAM GAMAYA MEANING;- Lead us from unreality to reality Lead us from darkness into light Lead us from death to immortality. 10-On the physical level this means that with the awakening of the Bindu Chakra the Pineal Gland, which is connected to this centre, becomes active. This gland emits a hormone that has a “fountain of youth” influence on both body and mind. This is why the Rishis gave it the name “Amrita”, nectar of immortality. The more active the Bindu Chakra becomes, the more plentifully this precious Amrita flows. It is said in the ancient scriptures that just one concentrated drop is sufficient to make new shoots grow on a piece of dry wood, and bring the deceased back to life. 11-In Ayurveda this life-giving nectar is known as Sanjivini Bhuti . There are Yogis who eat no food and are nourished exclusively by the nectar from the Bindu Chakra. If we were able to utilise this life elixir (a sweetened, aromatic solution) for our body we would not only prolong our life but also enjoy perfect health. But, unfortunately, this precious nectar normally drips straight down into the fire of the Manipura Chakra (Jataragni) and is burnt before its effects develop. 12-Through certain Yoga practices we can be successful in catching the drops of nectar in the Vishuddhi Chakra and supplying the body. The Vishuddhi Chakra is responsible for the purification and detoxification of the body if an imbalance occurs in the body due to harmful substances. 13-In the Gheranda Samhita (Verses 28-30) it is written:- “The Sun is in the navel and the moon in the head. The nectar that comes from the moon is consumed by the sun, and the life force is gradually used up in this way.” 13-1-Here the moon stands for the Bindu Chakra and the sun for the Manipura Chakra. Because the nectar from the Bindu Chakra is constantly being destroyed in the fire of the Manipura Chakra.... Our body is susceptible (open to) to illness and continues to deteriorate with advancing age. 14-In fact the Atma is immortal, but in this earthly existence we are bound to the mortal body. Only in this very fragile body can we attain spiritual realisation and liberation (Moksha). Therefore Yogis endeavour to keep their body healthy for as long as possible to enable them to complete their spiritual development in the current lifespan. 15-And this is why the Rishis, in ancient times, sought methods by which this valuable nectar could be gathered within the body and its benefits utilised. They found that they could control the flow of nectar with the help of the Vishuddhi Chakra and the tongue. 16-The tongue possesses subtle energy centres, each of which connects to a specific part of the body or organ. Udāna Prāna, one of the five main Pranas (vital forces), works within the Vishuddhi Chakra and this Prana Vayu activates the muscles in the throat that control the swallowing of food. Udana Prāna also directs energy to the head. 17-When the nectar is held firmly in the Vishuddhi Chakra and influenced by Udana Prana its effect is set in motion. The way it works is similar to Homeopathy; and like homeopathic medicine its beneficial effects are spread through the whole body via the outgoing energy channels in the tongue. 18- We are able to catch this precious nectar with the tongue ; Through a technique known as Khechari Mudra , which is described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. In this the tongue is rolled back as far as possible until the tip of the tongue reaches deeply into the Pharyngeal cavity. Then the nectar that drips down from the Bindu Chakra can be caught. 19-In order to be able to roll the tongue back far enough some practise is essential. Yogis achieve this by carefully stretching the ligament beneath the tongue, gradually lengthening it through gentle pulling. In this way the tip of the tongue can finally reach the Uvula. 20-The symbol of the Bindu Chakra is the MOON; therefore it is also known as Chandra Chakra (Moon Centre). In the inner Cosmos, which is seen by our inner eye in meditation, the Bindu Chakra appears to have a circular opening with a lid almost completely covering it, and from this some light shines forth through a small gap. This glimmer of light that is the emanation of the radiance of the Self in the Sahasrara Chakra is similar in appearance to the slender crescent of the new moon. 10-MAHANADA/BHAWAR GUPHA /NIRVANA CHAKRA;- 05 FACTS;- 1-The name of this chakra means "Great Sound", and it is in the shape of a plough. It represents the primal sound from which emanates all of creation. This chakra is located on the crown of the head. It is white in color and possesses 100 white petals. It marks the end of the sushumna central channel. It is responsible for different levels of concentration: dharana, dhyana and savikalpa samadhi. 2-Bhanwar Gupha; There is a rotating swing here which all the time in subtle motion, and the spirits ever swing on it. All round, there are innumerable spiritual islands from which the sounds of 'Sohang Sohang' ' rise all the time. Spirit entities playfully and rapturously enjoy these sounds. 3-Whiffs of scents of various kinds and sweet fragrance of sandal are enjoyed by the souls there and the melodies of flutes are heard, while it proceeds onwards. Other characteristics of this region cannot be reduced to writing, as they can be realized by the souls only when it reaches there after performing meditation practices. 4-Although Sach Khand is the last and final stage, according to the Saints, there are three further levels within it of intensification: alakh (invisible), agam (inaccessible), and anami (nameless). Upon merging with Sat Purush, the soul is taken up further into the very depths of the Absolute, experiencing where no words or approximations can adequately be described.BHANWAR GUPHA IS A GATEWAY TO REACH CROWN CHAKRA. 5-Planes of Consciousness in the Nirvana Chakra is the complex grades of consciousness within .Because the end-point of sushumna is marked by nirwana chakra .Sushumna terminates in talu-rnula (upper end of palatine region), also called brahmarandhra and dwadashanta, which is the topmost point within the cranium. Vajra, Chitrini and Brahma nadi also terminate at the upper end of sushumna.It's associated gland is the pineal, which regulates the body's internal clock, and was considered by the philosophers to be the link between the body and the soul. 11-GURU CHAKRA ;-- 08 FACTS;- 1-The Guru Chakra is located above the head, just below Sahasrara proper. It is white, with 12 white petals, upon which is written guru. It contains a circular moon region, within which is a downward pointing triangle containing a jeweled altar, with the crescent moon below and circular bindu above. Inside the bindu is the seat, near which are the gurus footstools, upon which are the gurus feet This position is considered very important in Tibetan tantric practice of deity yoga, where the guru or deity is often visualized as above the crown, bestowing blessings below . 2-Our two light-filled guru chakras connect us to intuitive wisdom and the inner divinity. These two centers, trikuti and bhrikuti, are a specialty of the Sri Vidya tradition and are located in the energy channel (brahma nadi) that runs between ajna and sahasrara (eyebrow and crown) chakras .A unique way of meditating at ajna chakra can, with practice, lead the mind to pass through the concentrated light arising there. We are then able to pass through brahma nadi and the two guru chakras and finally reach sahasrara chakra. 3- Beyond the first six chakras, between there and the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara Chakra), many other chakras, levels, or layers of reality are experienced. For the aspirant who is willing to do so, the Guru Chakra is used to purify the mind and to bring down spiritual truths. "Gu" means darkness and "ru" means light. Guru is the light that dispels the darkness of ignorance. Guru is not any person, although guru may operate through a person. Guru is actually the higher knowledge itself. 4-Also known as Jnana Chakra, Guru Chakra is the doorway to that knowledge, to the wisdom and guidance of the teacher within. The chakra, at the eyebrow center, is called Ajna Chakra, which includes "a" and "jna", which means the center without knowledge or with little knowledge ("a" is without and "jna" is knowledge). Guru Chakra is experienced in the forehead, and is also called Jnana Chakra, or the center with knowledge. The knowledge of Ajna is lower knowledge, while the knowledge of Jnana is higher knowledge. 5-According to Swami Jnaneshvara;- Surrender your senses into your own mind, not into the mind of another person. Surrender your mind into your own intelligence, not to a man, woman, or institution. Surrender your intelligence into pure consciousness, not to the consciousness of another human. Surrender everything you think you are into the pure inner light of guru within, not a self-proclaimed (Self announced rather than publicly)guru without, Offering thoughts to the fire . 6-The Yogi invites all of the thoughts and samskaras to arise in the mind field of Ajna Chakra and offers them into the higher knowledge, the triangular shaped fire of Guru or Jnana Chakra (Ajna and Guru Chakras are also called drikuti and trikuti respectively). Like ice melting back into its form of water, the colorings of attraction, aversion and fear fall away in the inner fire. 7-It has also been likened to gold being purified in a fire, whereby the dross (impurity) burns away, allowing the gold to become purer. From that process the pathway is cleared, and higher wisdom and teachings come down to the Ajna. Eventually, awareness itself travels upward, receding through and beyond, to That which is the final abode, the Absolute, the union of Shiva and Shakti. 8-Initially, it may seem that this practice is only one of inner visualization. It is actually a literal practice dealing with the energy levels of the colorings (kleshas). Like all discussions of practice relating to energy, the energy itself might not be experienced as such initially, though it will in time. In a sense, it really doesn't matter how you conceptualize the practice; it is effective in any case. 12-THE SAHASRARA CHAKRA;- 12 FACTS;- 1-The Sahasrara is described as a lotus flower with 1,000 petals of different colors. These petals are arranged in 20 layers, each layer with approximately 50 petals. The pericarp(The part of a fruit formed from the wall of the ripened ovary) is golden and within it a circular moon region is inscribed with a luminous triangle, which can be either upward- or downward-pointing. 2-It is also known as the “Thousand-Petalled Lotus”, “Brahmarandhra” (the door to God) or the “Centre of a Million Rays” because it radiates like the Sun. No other light comes close to the brilliance of the Sun. In the same way, the energy and radiation of all other Chakras pale in the radiance of the Sahasrara Chakra. 3-Often referred to as a thousand-petaled lotus, it is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. When a yogi is able to raise his/her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi is experienced. 4-In the Sahasrara Chakra exists an important power - Medha Shakti. Medha Shakti is a hormone that influences brain functions such as memory, concentration and intelligence. Yoga exercises can activate and strengthen Medha Shakti. 5-This stage is said to bring about rebirth or the siddhis - powers of transforming into the divine, and being able to do whatever one wishes. The Crown Centre is located at the top of the head, above the ears. In Tantra this is variously called the Sahasrara (Thousand Petalled lotus), the Nirvana, the Parabrahma (Supreme Godhead) or the Bodhini (Awakened Consciousness) Chakra, among other terms.The Sahasrara has no special colour or quality. It is pure light, which contains all colours. The energy of all Nadis unites in this centre, like the waters of a thousand rivers pouring into the sea. Here is the seat of Shiva, the Supreme Self. 6-When the female kundalini Shakti energy rises to this point, it unites with the male Shiva energy, and a state of liberating samadhi is attained. Symbolized by a lotus with one thousand multi-coloured petals, it is located either above the crown of the head. Sahasrara is represented by the colour white and it involves such issues as inner wisdom and the death of the body. 7-Its role may be envisioned somewhat similarly to that of the pituitary gland, which secretes hormones to communicate to the rest of the endocrine system and also connects to the central nervous system via the hypothalamus. Sahasrara's inner aspect deals with the release of karma, physical action with meditation, mental action with universal consciousness and unity, and emotional action with "beingness." 8-In Tibetan buddhism, the point at the crown of the head is represented by a white circle, with 32 downward pointing petals. It is of primary importance in the performance of phowa, or consciousness projection after death, in order to obtain rebirth in a Pure Land. Within this chakra is contained the White drop, or Bodhicitta, which is the essence of masculine energy. 9-Function:- Sahasrara chakra symbolizes detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining supramental higher consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one. Often referred as thousand-petaled lotus, it is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. 10-When a yogi is able to raise his or her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of Samadhi is experienced. Meditating on this point is said to bring about the siddhis, or occult powers, of transforming into the divine, and being able to do whatever one wishes. In some schemes of chakras, there are actually several chakras that are all closely related at the top of the head. 8-When the mind is still God (the Universal, Infinite, and Eternal Self) is experienced in the heart chakra. Thus the symbolism of the crown chakra means "WHEN THE MIND IS STILL." It's not an experience in and of itself, but is the cessation of the previous experience of the noisy mind. 11-In Tibetan Buddhism it is termed the wheel of great bliss and associated with the Absolute Self-Nature; and in Taoism it is referred to as poetically as the One Hundred Meetings (Bai Hui), Kun Lun Mountain (the highest peak of heaven), or more pragmatically (doing what works best) the back-of-the-crown point. 12-This is the centre through which one connects to spiritual dimensions and planes of consciousness beyond the separate individual self. The process of this experience is simply the cessation of the usually noisy mind (ajna). Not just the cessation of thought, but also the desirous expressions of the other 4 chakras of mind - base, second, third, fifth. The heart chakra - chakra four in the seven chakra system - being the nature of God is not a chakra of the mind because the MIND emanates from the SOURCE i.e. from GOD. 13-Therefore, the heart chakra symbolizes the Home of God - the source of All - and cannot therefore be an emanation - the source cannot be an emanation of the source... The heart chakra is not an emanation or product of the God's Mind - The HEART chakra is the SOURCE. But more simply, white corresponds to peace, tranquility, and cessation of disturbance which is the true nature of the crown chakra. 14-It is suggested that when the Crown Centre is open Spirituality is spontaneous and is defined through unique individual experience - an inner knowing or gnosis (knowledge) rather than external dogma or religion. One may also see auras and receive guidance from higher forces, or there may be a visionary or creative Imagination, or an awareness of and identification with an enduring cosmic order, or a sense of joyful awe and wonder at the cosmos, or a spontaneous inner understanding of Universal Truths and a sense of purpose and meaning in existence. 15-Conversely (on the other hand)when this centre is blocked , all sense of the spiritual and the creative is blocked as well (because all these things come ultimately from above), and the person will tend to have a very narrow, limited consciousness. They may be an absolute materialist (the belief that only physical matter exists and the spiritual world does not) - the experience of life based upon only the first three chakras. Even worse they may belong to some fundamentalist religion or ideology, or they may simply have no sense of, or interest in, realities beyond the mundane, or beyond what they can understand. 16- Mantra: There is no seed mantra for this Chakra – it’s silence. But chanting Om is also a good way to activate the Crown Chakra. Sit comfortably, close your ears with your thumbs, and chant Om 21 times. And then rest your hands on your knees / thighs and chant Om silently. Then taper off into silent meditation. 17- MEDITATION;- Sit comfortably, close your eyes, and visualize a spinning wheel or a lotus of white light at the crown of your head. Visualize the lotus petals opening one by one, and the light wheel to spin faster. Let the white light flow through your entire body. Feel yourself connecting with the deep inner peace and bliss. 18-The element of the Sahasrara Chakra is ADI TATTVA or ISHVARA TATTVA . It is the source of creation, the pure light and one reality – God. This Tattva is Adi Anadi. Adi means “without beginning”, Anadi means “without end” – therefore infinite. As soon as this Tattva unites with a quality (Guna) it is bound and therefore limited – just as pure water has no taste of its own, but is modified by and takes on the taste of whatever is added to it. 19-In the Cosmos there are diverse manifestations of this one Tattva with various qualities and functions – such as fire, water, air and earth – but the basis is always the same, the pure essence. 20-The awakening of the Sahasrara Chakra means revelation of the Divine Splendour and attainment of Supreme Consciousness. It is the seat of Lord Shiva, whom we have met in three forms in the Chakras: In the ROOT Chakra as Pashupati, Lord of the Animals. In the ROOT Chakra and THIRD EYE Chakras in the symbol of the Shiva Lingam. In the Sahasrara Chakra as Adi Anadi, Supreme Divine Consciousness and original foundation of the Universe. 21-Adi Shiva is the uncreated creator of the Cosmos (Svayambhu). He represents Ananda (bliss), Purusha (pure consciousness) and Moksha (liberation). He is perfect, eternal and divine, and radiant like a million suns. No Karmas can touch Him, all impurities melt and burn in his proximity. Only purity, clarity, light, love and truth emanate from Him. WHAT ARE THE HIGHER LEVELS OF SAHASRARA?- Within Sahasrara, there are yet more levels of organization. Within the triangle begins a series of ever higher levels of consciousness:VIZ. 1-Ama-Kala 2-Nirvana-Kala3-Nirvana-Shakti to Parama Shiva DESCRIPTION OF AMA -KALA,NIRVAN-KALA &NIRVANSHAKTI ;- 07 FACTS;- 1-Ama-Kala & Nirvana-Kala are situated within the triangle of the Sahasrara.Ama-Kala means the excellent sixteenth power/Kala of moon which is red & like the morning sun & as subtle as the hundredth part of the tip of the hair. 2-It is pure ,lightning, the source of the abundantly flowing nectarous stream & the experience of samprajnata samadhi.Ama-Kala is always in roused state & not subject to growth or decay i.e.unchanging.The sixteenth Kala of the moon stands with her face downward & is divine Shankhini. 3-The First Ring of Visarga is symbolized by two small rings, one of which is inside Ama-Kala, and the other of which is below Supreme Bindu, which represents the transition from samprajnata samadhi to the oneness of asamprajnata samadhi. 4-Nirvana-Kala;- Here Kundalini absorbs even the experience of samadhi, through the power of supreme control. 5-Nirvana-Shakti to Parama Shiva ;- Here Kundalini passes into the supreme void, which is the experience of asamprajnata or nirvikalpa samadhi, and becomes Shankhini. Shankhini wraps around and absorbs the Supreme Bindu, which is the void; then the Supreme Nada; then Shakti; and then unites with and absorbs Sakala Shiva; before finally being absorbed into Parama Shiva, which is the final stage of nirvikalpa samadhi. 6-Ama-Kala, the First Ring of Visarga, Nirvana-Kala, and Nirvana Shakti, which contains the Second Ring of Visarga. From here, Kundalini becomes Shankhini, with 3-and-a-half coils. The First Coil of Shankhini wraps around the Supreme Bindu, the Second Coil of Shankhini wraps around the Supreme Nada, the Third Coil of Shankhini wraps around Shakti, and the Half-Coil of Shankhini enters into Sakala Shiva, beyond which is Parama Shiva. 7- MEANING OF SHANKHINI;- 04 POINTS;- 1-Shankhini is supreme kundalini in the spiral form.From the viewpoint of Sahasrara,Shankhini is above the circular moon region ,where lies the first point of Visarga. 2-Technically, the first point of Visarga lies just beyond Ama-Kala.The second point/bindu of Visarga lies under supreme bindu & Shankhini is above it. 3-Above Visarga is DHRUWA -MANDALA which is infinity of PARAM-SHIVA. Visarga goes upward from Ama-Kala, & passes through Vishnu- waktra & guru waktra to reach Dhruva-mandala.Waktra stands for association and the union of couples i.e. male & female; for manifestation; whose esoteric meaning is the duality and fertility.Astrologically it is ruled by moon. 4-Shankhini as supreme kundalini goes beyond Visarga & reachs Dhruva-mandala to be united with Sakal-Shiva & finally to be absorbed into PARAM-SHIVA.
WHAT IS THE DECODATION OF THE HIGHER LEVELS OF SAHASRARA?-
1-Manas chakra means MANSAROVAR-when a sadhak reaches here,his vrittis are satoguni.Then he moves forward to Bindu chakra--the centre of Mansarovar; I. E.The Kshir Sagar (the Ocean of milk) ..
2-After that he enters the Bhanwar Gupha;a rotating swing;the place where Sri Hari reclines over Shesha Naga, along with his consort Lakshmi.This is Vishnu- waktra.
3-Visarga goes upward from Ama-Kala i.e.Bhanwar Gupha; & passes through Vishnu- waktra & guru waktra to reach Dhruva-mandala. The guru waktra is the place of ADIYOGI & JAGATGURU/HARIHAR ,the first guru of this creation,who resides with saptrishi & other gurus of this universe. NOTE;- The awakening of the Sahasrara Chakra means revelation of Divine Splendour and attainment of Supreme Consciousness. Just as night disappears with the rising of the Sun, ignorance fades with the awakening of the Sahasrara Chakra.In the Sahasrara Chakra the thousand-petalled Lotus blooms as a symbol of complete, unfolding Consciousness. The Divinity of this Chakra is Shiva in the form of pure, Supreme Consciousness. The corresponding element is Adi Tattva, the Supreme, spiritual Tattva. ......SHIVOHAM...