Apr 30, 2008

Chakras - VII - Shasrara Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my Previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three leaves cut out like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you can see three.

The Seventh and Crown Chakra, the Shasrara Chakra.






Shasrara Chakra- drawn by me. :-)) Imagine this Chakra as a cap which covers the Brahma randhra, the soft spot on the head of the new born babies, slowly this area gets covered by growth of bones of head, when elders kiss this spot of children, both are blessed.

The awakened Chakra has its petals upwards and the petals of a chakra at rest are downwards.
Only Sushumna Nadi reaches this Chakra.

The Zodiac sign is Capricorn/Pisces.

The Mantra is AUM, 
The Endocrine Glands connected is Pineal gland, melatonin -photoreceptors,
The no of Petals are 1000, which are 1000 yoga nadis which appear like petals and each petal vibrates with the sound of alphabets of Sanskrit, 50 letters are repeated till they finish all the 1000 petals.

The space in this chakra is round, The color of this Chakra is like light.
The area of Knowledge is Super-Conscious.
The Deity for this Chakra is Shiva, Lord Shiva resides here and Shakti has to reach him and Shakti is Kundalini Shakti.
The Loka is Satya Loka.

Swami Sivananda Maharaj Said:

The SAHASRARA CHAKRA is the thousand-petalled lotus at the top of the head and is the
Abode of Lord Siva. 


When the Kundalini is awakened, it pierces one Chakra after another and
finally unites with Lord Siva and enjoys the Highest Bliss. 


Now the Yogi attains super conscious state and becomes a full-blown Jnani. 
He drinks the Nectar of Immortality.

When the Kundalini is awakened, it does not directly proceed all at once to the Sahasrara
Chakra. You will have to take it from one Chakra to another. 


You will certainly live even after it is taken to the Sahasrara. But remember that even after it is taken to the Sahasrara, it may drop down to the Muladhara at any moment! 
Only when you are firmly established in Samadhi, when you have attained Kaivalya, the Kundalini cannot and does not drop down.

Do your Sadhana with patience, perseverance, cheerfulness and courage, till you get
the Nirvikalpa Samadhi.


It is easy to awaken the Kundalini, but it is very difficult to take it up to the navel, and then to the Ajna Chakra, and thence to the Sahasrara in the head. It demands a great deal of patience and persistence on the part of the practitioner. 


But there is nothing impossible for a man of determination and iron-will. 

That Yogi who has taken the Kundalini to the Sahasrara is the real master of the forces of Nature. 

Generally Yogic students abandon their Sadhana on account of false satisfaction and people who are not prepared might as well die due to the immense requirement of energy to sustain this process of yoga. 

They foolishly imagine that they have reached the goal, when they get some mystic experiences and powers. 

This is a mistake. Complete Asamprajnata Samadhi (Nirvikalpa Samadhi) alone can give final emancipation.

BRAHMARANDHRA“Brahmarandhra” means the hole of Brahman. It is the dwelling house of the human soul.


This is also known as “Dasamadvara,” the tenth opening or the tenth door. 

Brahma created the physical body and entered (Pravishat) the body to give illumination inside through this Brahmarandhra. 

In some of the Upanishads, it is stated like that. 

This is the most important part. 

It is very suitable for Nirguna Dhyana (abstract meditation). 

When the Yogi separates himself from the physical body at the time of death, this Brahmarandhra bursts open and Prana comes out through this opening (Kapala Moksha). “A hundred and one are the nerves of the heart. 

Of them one (Sushumna) has gone out piercing the head; going up through it, one attains immortality” (Kathopanishad).

SAHASRARA CHAKRA

Sahasrara Chakra is the abode of Lord Siva. This corresponds to Satya Loka. This is situated
at the crown of the head. When Kundalini is united with Lord Siva at the Sahasrara Chakra, the Yogi enjoys the Supreme Bliss, Parama Ananda. When Kundalini is taken to this centre, the Yogi attains the superconscious state and the Highest Knowledge. He becomes a Brahmavidvarishtha or a full-blown Jnani.


The word Sahasradala-Padma denotes that this Padma has 1000 petals. 

That is, one thousand Yoga Nadis emanate from this centre. 
There are different opinions about the exact number of petals. It is quite sufficient if you know that innumerable Nadis proceed from this centre.
As in the case of other Chakras, the vibrations that are made by the Yoga Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters. 

All the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet are repeated here again and again on all Yoga Nadis. 
This is a Sukshma centre. 
The corresponding centre in the physical body is in the brain. 
The term “Shat-Chakras” refers only to the chief six Chakras, viz., Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Above all these we have Sahasrara Chakra. 
This is the chief of all the Chakras. All the Chakras have their intimate connection with this centre. 
Hence this is not included as one among the Shat-Chakras. 
This is situated above all the Chakras
Only Yoga is not enough to attain this feat, develop virtues like generosity, forgiveness and so forth. Mere Yogic Kriyas alone will not help you much. 
Do self-analysis and eradicate your faults and evil habits. 
Rectify your defects like selfishness, pride, jealousy, hatred, etc. 
Develop your heart. 
Share what you have with others. (This is why I maintain this blog)
Do selfless service. Then alone you will get purity of mind.

Vishuddha Chakra is the stage where the conscious world ends, above this Chakra everything is beyond the physical world, it is Samadhi stage.

Have a good yoga time.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, April, 2008

Chakras - VI - Ajna Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, one can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three cut outs like human bodies, one is your physical body, second is your Astral body and the third is your causal body, pull them together and it is one body, separate them you can see three bodies.

The sixth Chakra, the Ajna (Pronounced Aagneyya) Chakra Fig A.  




Ajna Chakra drawn by me.

The awakened Chakra has it petals upwards and the petals of the Chakra at rest are downwards.

The two tube kind of things are actually Sushumna nadi, and Ida and Pingala join the Sushumna nadi here, though I have tried to show them like they are physical entity, but they are not physical entities.

The Mandala is Avyakta Ahankara Manas Tattwa otherwise called as seat of mind.

The Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
The ManTra is AUM, 
The endocrine glands connected is Pituitary gland, the master gland.
The no of petals are 2, which are 2 yoga nadis appear like petals.
The space in this Chakra is round and controls Sankalp and Vikalpa.
The colour of this Chakra is faint purple to white.
The area of knowledge is Super Conscious.
The energy is called Kundalini, Hakini Shakti or Just Shakti.
The deity for this Chakra is Sadashiva or Shambunada.
The Loka is Tapo loka. (Indicates the birth if Cosmos).
The Granthi Sthana is Rudra Granthi.

Sawmi Sivananda Maharaj says:

The Ajna Chakra is situated in the Sushumna between the eyebrows, this is also known as Trikuti, this is the seat of the mine, this Chakra has two petals and is a beautiful white colour, he who concentrates on this most excellent Chakra destroys all karmas or actions of the past lives and becomes a Jivanmukta (living liberated sage), he gets all the eight major siddhis and the thirty-two minor siddhis.

The PDF document says:

Ajna Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi and its corresponding centre in the
physical body is at the space between the two eye-brows. 


This is known as Trikuti. The presiding deity, Paramasiva (Shambhu), is in the form of Hamsa. 

There is Goddess Hakini (Sakti}. Pranava (Om) is the Bijakshara for this Chakra. 

This is the seat of the mind. 

There are two petals (Yoga Nadis) on each side of the lotus (Chakra) and the vibrations of these Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters:—Ham and Ksham. 

This is the Granthi Sthana (Rudra Granthi). 

The Chakra is of pure white colour or like that of the full moon (on the Purnima day). Bindu, Nada and Sakti are in this Chakra. 

This Chakra corresponds to Tapo-Loka. 

The corresponding centre in the physical body is at the Cavernous Plexus.

He who concentrates at this centre destroys all the Karmas of the past lives. 

The benefits that are derived by meditation on this Chakra cannot be described in words. The practitioner becomes a Jivanmukta (liberated man while living). 

He acquires all the 8 major and 32 minor Siddhis. All Yogis and Jnanis too concentrate to this centre on the Bijakshara, Pranava!(OM). 

This is called Bhrumadya Drishti (gaze at the space between the two eye-brows).

EIGHT MAJOR SIDDHIS

An accomplished, Purnayogi in the path of Kundalini Yoga is in possession of eight major
Siddhis, viz., Anima, Mahima, Laghima, Garima, Prapti, Prakamya, Vasitvam and Ishitvam.


1. Anima: 


The Yogi can become as minute as he pleases.

2. Mahima: 


This is the opposite of Anima. He can become as big as he likes. He can make
his body assume a very large size. He can fill up the whole universe. He can assume a Virat
Svarupa.


3. Laghima: 


He can make his body as light as cotton or feather. Vayustambhanam is done
through this Siddhi. 

In Jalastambhanam also the power is exercised to a very small degree. 
The body is rendered light by Plavini Pranayama. 
The Yogi produces a diminution of his specific gravity by swallowing large draughts of air. The Yogi travels in the sky with the help of this Siddhi. 
He can travel thousands of miles in a minute.

4. Garima: 


This is the opposite of Laghima. In this the Yogi acquires an increase of specific
gravity. 


He can make the body as heavy as a mountain by swallowing draughts of air.

5. Prapti: 


The Yogi standing on the earth can touch the highest things. 
He can touch the sun or the moon or the sky. 
Through this Siddhi the Yogi attains his desired objects and supernatural powers. 
He acquires the power of predicting future events, the power of clairvoyance, clairaudience, telepathy, thought-reading, etc. 
He can understand the languages of the beasts and birds. He can understand unknown languages also. 
He can cure all diseases.

6. Prakamya: 


He can dive into the water and can come out at any time he likes. The late
Trilinga Swami of Benares used to live for six months underneath the Ganges. 

It is the process by which a Yogi makes himself invisible sometimes. 
By some writers it is defined to be the power of entering body of another (Parakaya Pravesh). 
Sri Sankara entered the body of Raja Amaruka of Benares. 
Tirumular in Southern India entered the body of a shepherd. 
Raja Vikramaditya also did this. 
It is also the power of keeping a youth-like appearance for any length of time. 
Raja Yayati had this power.

7. Vashitvam: 


This is the power of taming wild animals and bringing them under control. 
It is the power of mesmerising persons by the exercise of will and of making them obedient to one’s own wishes and orders. 
It is the restraint of passions and emotions. 
It is the power to bring men, women and the elements under subjection.

8. Ishitvam: 

It is the attainment of divine power. 
The Yogi becomes the Lord of the universe.
The Yogi who has this power can restore life to the dead. 

Kabir, Tulsidas, Akalkot Swami and others had this power of bringing back life to the dead.

MINOR SIDDHIS


The Yogi acquires the following minor Siddhis also:


1. Freedom from hunger and thirst.
2. Freedom from the effects of heat and cold.
3. Freedom from Raga-Dvesha.
4. Doora Darshan, clairvoyance or Dooradrishti.
5. Doora Sravan, clairaudience or Doora Sruti and Doora Pravachana.
6. Mano-Jaya, control of mind.
7. Kama Rupa: The Yogi can take any form he likes.
8. Parakaya Pravesha: He can enter into another body, can animate a dead body and enter into it by transferring his soul.
9. Iccha-Mrityu: Death at his will.
10. Devanam Saha Kreeda and Darshana: Playing with the gods after seeing them.
11. Yatha Sankalpa: Can get whatever he likes.
12. Trikala-Jnana: Knowledge of past, present and future.
13. Advandva: Beyond the pairs of opposites.
14. Vak-Siddhi: Whatever the Yogi predicts will come to pass by the practice of Satya,
Prophecy.
15. The Yogi can turn base metal into gold.
16. Kaya-Vyuha: Taking as many bodies as the Yogi likes to exhaust all his Karmas in one
life.
17. Darduri-Siddhi: The jumping power of a frog.
18. Patala-Siddhi: Yogi becomes Lord of desire, destroys sorrows and diseases.
19. He gets knowledge of his past life.
20. He gets knowledge of the cluster of stars and planets.
21. He gets the power of perceiving the Siddhas.
22. He gets mastery of the elements (Bhuta Jaya), mastery of Prana (Prana Jaya).
23. Kamachari: He can move to any place he likes.
24. He gets omnipotence and omniscience.
25. Vayu-Siddhi: The Yogi rises in the air and leaves the ground.
26. He can point out the place where a hidden treasure lies.


Between Ajna and Shasrara Chakra there are other two Chakras names Soma and Manas Chakra, but they are minor, like this some other text says, there are total 144 Chakras. 


The main Chakras in any text are seven.

More to follow: Chakras VII 
- Shasrara.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, montreal, April 2008

Apr 28, 2008

Chakras - V - Visuddha Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my Previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three leaves cut out like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you can see three bodies.

The Fifth Chakra, the Vishuddha Chakra Fig A


Visuddha Chakra - Drawn by me.

The two tubes are Sushumna nadi, Ida, and Pingala are separate and pass away from the middle Chakras, though I have tried to show them like they are physical matter, but they are not physical.

The Mandala is Ether otherwise called as Akash Mandala.
The Zodiac sign is Gemini,
The ManTra is hamn or hang, 

The Endocrine Glands connected is Thyroid gland.
The no of petals are 16, which are 16 yoga nadis which appear like petals. 
The space in this Chakra is round, and controls hearing.
The color of this Chakra is smoky purple to blue.
The area of knowledge is Unconscious.
The energy is called Kunalini, Shakini, Shakti or just Shakti.
The deity for this Chakra is Maheswara (Bindurupa).
The Loka is Janar loka, (Indicates the birth of Cosmos).

Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:

The Visuddha Chakra is situated at the base of the throat with in the Sushumna, its colour is smoky purple and has sixteen petals, concentration on this Chakra enables the yogi to attain the highest success, he does not perish even during the pralaya (great deluge), he gets full knowledge of four Vedas and becomes the knower of the three periods of time (past, present and future), he becomes eloquent, wise, enjoys peace of mind, and it is said that by his yogic powers he can move the three worlds.

In his PDF doc Kundalini Yoga he says:

Vishuddha Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi at the base of the throat,
Kantha-Mula Sthana. 

This corresponds to Janar Loka. It is the centre of Akasa Tattva (ether element). 

The Tattva is of pure blue colour. Above this, all other Chakras belong to Manas Tattva.
The presiding deity is Sadasiva (Isvara Linga), and the Goddess is Shakini. 


From this centre emanate 16 Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. 

The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the 16 vowels of Sanskrit, as given above. Akasa Mandal (the region of ether) is round in shape like the full moon. 

The Bija of Akasa Tattva Hang is in this centre. It is of white colour. This Chakra corresponds to Laryngeal plexus in the physical body.

The concentration on the Tattva of this Chakra is called Akasa Dharana. 


He who practises this Dharana will not perish even in Pralaya. He attains the highest success. 

He gets the full knowledge of the four Vedas by meditating on this Chakra. He becomes a Trikala Jnani (who knows the past, the present and the future).

And we already know that during dream state the Mind resides in the throat and the possible reason why during dreaming state we are able to move around from past to present to future events.

To follow: Chakra VI - Ajna Chakra.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, April 2008

Apr 24, 2008

Chakras - IV - Anahata Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my Previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three leaves cut out like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you can feel three bodies.

The Fourth Chakra, the Anahata Chakra, Fig A-

Anahata Chakra- drawn by me. :-))

The two tube kind of things are Sushumna nadi, and Ida and Pingala are separate and pass away from the middle chakras, though I have tried to show them like they are physical entity, but it is not a physical entity.


The Mandala is Air otherwise called as Vayu Mandala.
The Zodiac sign is Libra.
The Mantra is Yamn or Yang, 

Pronounce it as YAaaaaaaaaaaaaaMmmmmmmNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn it should sink in to the silence of Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.

The Endocrine Glands connected are Thymus gland,
The no of Petals are 12, which are 12 yoga nadis which appear like petals and the vibrations that are produced by these Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters:— Kang, Khang, gang, ghang, Nnang, Chang, Chhang, Jang, Jhang, Nanang, Tang, Thang, I have present them in devanagiri script on each petal in Fig A. of this post,

The space in this chakra is like a Hexagonal, the seat of Love and controls touch,
The color of this Chakra is Deep Red to Green,
The area of Knowledge is Conscious.
The Energy is called Kundalini, Kakini Shakti, or just Shakti.
The Deity for this Chakra is Three eyed Lord Shiva (Tryambakeshwara).
Loka is Mahar Loka. ( Stars and Planets, Abode of sages and saints)
Granthi Sthana- Vishnu Granthi.

Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:


The ANAHATA CHAKRA is located in the Sushumna in the region of the heart. It is of
deep red colour and has twelve petals. The Anahata sound, the sound of Shabda-brahman, is heard at this centre. You can clearly hear this sound if you concentrate silently at this lotus. He who concentrates on this Chakra gets full control over air. He can fly in the air, enter the body of another and become prosperous. He becomes wise and does only noble deeds. He gets cosmic love and all other divine virtues.


In his Pdf document Kundalini Yoga says:


Anahata Chakra is situated in the Sushumna Nadi (Sukshma centre). It has control over the 
heart. 

It corresponds to the Cardiac Plexus in the physical body. This corresponds to Mahar Loka.

The Chakra is of deep red colour. 

Within this Chakra there is a hexagonal space of smoke or deep black colour or the colour of collyrium (used for the eyes). 
This chakra is the centre of Vayu Mandal (region of air, Vayu Tattva). 
From here 12 Yoga Nadis emanate. The sound that is produced by each Nadi is represented by the Sanskrit letters (Fig A)
The Bijakshara Yamn, the Bija of Vayu, is here. 
The presiding deity is Isha (Rudra) and Devata is Kakini. 
In the Muladhara Chakra there is Svayambhu Linga and in Anahata Chakra we have Bana Linga.

Kalpa Vriksha, which gives all the desired things, is here. Anahata sound, the sound of Shabda Brahman, is heard at this centre. When you do Sirshasana for a long time, you can distinctly hear this sound. Vayu Tattva is full of Sattva Guna. Vishnu Granthi is in this Sthana.

Some people when they hear the Anahata sounds, they might think "Your heart is making crazy sounds", :-))))))

He who meditates on this Chakra has full control over Vayu Tattva.
He gets Bhuchari Siddhi, Khechari Siddhi, Kaya Siddhi etc. flying in air, entering the body of another.
He gets cosmic love and all other divine sattvic qualities.

Anahata Sounds:

Anahata sounds are the mystic sounds heard by the Yogis during their meditation.

Some students can clearly hear it through any one of the ears and some by both the ears, there are loud as well as subtle sounds, from the loud, one will have to contemplate on the subtle and from subtle to the subtler sounds.

Beginners can hear the sound only when the ears are closed.
Advanced students can concentrate on the Anahata sound even with out closing the ears.
They emanate from the Anahata centre of the Sushmna Nadi.

Sit in your usual Asana. 
Close the ears with the thumbs. 
Hear and minutely observe the
internal sound through the ears. 

The sound that you hear from within will make you deaf to all external sounds. 
Close the eyes also. 
In the beginning of your practice, you will hear many loud sounds. Later on they are heard in a mild way. 
The mind having at first concentrated itself on any one sound fixes firmly to that and is absorbed in it. 
The mind becoming insensible to the external impressions, becomes one with the sound as milk with water and then becomes rapidly absorbed in Chidakasa. 
Just as the bee drinking the honey alone does not care for the odour so also the Chitta, which is always absorbed in the inner sound, does not long for sensual objects, as it is bound by the sweet smell or Nada and has abandoned its flitting nature.

The sound proceeding from Pranava Nada, which is Brahman, is of the nature of effulgence.


The mind gets absorbed in it. 

The mind exists so long as there is sound, but with its cessation, there is that state termed Turiya. It is the supreme state. 

It is the Unmani state. 

The mind gets absorbed along with Prana by constant concentration upon Nada. 
The body appears to be a log of wood and it does not feel heat or cold, joy or sorrow. Different kinds of sounds proceed from the heart (Anahata sounds).

Nada that is heard through the ears is of ten kinds. 


The first is the sound ‘Chini’ (like the pronunciation of the word); 
The second is ‘Chini-chini’; 
Te third is the sound of a bell; 
The fourth is that of a conch; 
The fifth is that of a lute; 
The sixth is the sound of cymbals; 
The seventh is the tune of a flute; 
The eighth is the voice of a drum (Bheri); 
The ninth is the sound of a double-drum (Mridanga); 
And the tenth is the sound of thunder.
You cannot expect the sound immediately after you close your ears. You should concentrate and keep your mind one-pointed. 


( I hear these sounds when my right or left ear is pinned against the pillow, and as I immerse myself in them suddenly I hear songs, which are classical Hindustani to karnataka style classical to plain light music, then to drums etc. so for many many nights I don`t sleep. :-) out of all I love the Flute.)

The particular sound that you hear today, you may not hear every day. But you will hear any one of the ten Anahata sounds.

The description given above is Laya through Nada, Anahata sound. In the same manner,
Laya can be effected by concentration at the tip of the nose (Nasikagra Drishti), at the space between the two eyebrows (Bhrumadhya Drishti), meditation on the five Tattvas, on Soham Mantra, "Aham Brahma Asmi", Tat Tvam Asi Mahavakyas and other methods also.


More to follow: Chakras - V - Vishuddha Chakra.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, April 2008

Apr 22, 2008

Chakras - III - Manipura Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my previous posts, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize the Astral body like a key chain with three leaves cut out like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you can feel three bodies.

The Third Chakra, the Manipura Chakra,

Fig A- Manipura Chakra- drawn by me. :-))


The two tube kind of things are Sushumna nadi, though I have tried to show them like they are physical, but it is not a physical, it is an Astral entity.

The Mandala is Fire otherwise called as Agni Mandala.


The Zodiac sign is Leo


The Mantra is Ramn or Rang,


The Endocrine Glands connected are Pancreas.

The no of Petals are 10, which are ten yoga nadis which appear like petals. 


The space in this chakra is like a triangle, the seat of fire and controls Stomach and Liver,
The colour of this Chakra is Dark clouds to Yellow,
The area of Knowledge is Unconscious.
The Energy is called Kundalini, Lakini Shakti, or just Shakti.
The Deity for this Chakra is Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi.

Loka is Swah or Svar or Swarg Loka. (Our Solar system)

Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:

The MANIPURA CHAKRA is situated within the Sushumna in the region of the navel and
is the third Chakra from the Muladhara. It is of the colour of dark clouds and has ten petals. It is the solar-plexus or “city of gems” because it is very brilliant. 


Meditation on this excellent Chakra bestows power to destroy and create worlds. 
The Goddess of Speech, Saraswati, ever dwells in the face of the Yogi. 
He gets knowledge of the hidden treasures and is freed from all kinds of diseases. He has no fear at all from fire. 
He can make gold and see Siddhas or Adepts clairvoyantly.

In his Pdf document he says:

The Yogi who concentrates at this Chakra gets Patala Siddhi, can acquire hidden treasures and will be free from all diseases. 
He has no fear at all from Agni (fire). “Even if he is thrown into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death.”, (Gheranda Samhita).

During Meditation on this Chakra, many faces of your Ista devata or gods will emerge in your Inner mind, they are not illusions of your mind, these are real as you and me.

Just carry on with the AUM, mantra or your personal ManTra and generally one is not supposed to reveal your personal ManTra to others, I tried to search few sites which helps you get one, it is basically your ista devata.

Ista devata: Grah in 12th house from Atmakaraka in your Navamsa chart (D-9), gives you your Ista devata (Ista - Liking or personal, devata = god.

Physical manifestation of this Chakra -Hunger and digestion will regulate.

More to follow.....Chakra-IV, Anahata Chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, April 2008

Apr 11, 2008

Chakras-II - Svadhisthana chakra

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my Previous posts, Chakras Introduction and Chakras - I, I have given the general account about these beautiful, subtle, invisible, non material, nerve centres or energy centres present in the
Astral body of each and every human being, One can visualize like a key chain with three leaves cut like a human body, one is your physical body which is visible and second is the Astral body and the third is called the causal body, pull them together it is one body, separate them you will feel three.The second Chakra, the Svadhisthana Chakra, Fig A- Svadhisthana Chakra- drawn by me.
:-))
The two tube kind of things are actually Sushumna nadi, though I have tried to show it like it a physical entity,but it is not a physical entity, it is a Astral entity

The Mandala is Water otherwise called as Jala Mandala.
The Zodiac sign is Cancer,
The Mantra is Vamn or Vang,
The Endocrine Glands connected are gonads.
The no of Petals are 6, which are six yoga nadis which appear like petals. 
The space in this chakra is like a crescent moon or form of a conch,
The color of this Chakra is Blood red, like Vermilion,
The area of Knowledge is Unconscious.
The Energy is called Kundalini, Dakini Shakti, or just Shakti.
The Deity for this Chakra is Lord Brahma.

Swami Sivananda Maharaj says:

The SVADHISHITHANA CHAKRA is located within the Sushumna at the root of the
sexual organ. It has six petals and is pure blood-like red (vermilion) in colour. 


Concentration on this Chakra frees the Yogi from fear of water. 
He gets several other psychic powers, intuitional knowledge and freedom from the faults of the mind and the senses. 
He becomes an object of love and adoration to all beautiful goddesses, and recites all the Sastras unknown to him before. 
He becomes the conqueror of death and moves throughout the universe fearlessly. 

In his Pdf document he says:

He who concentrates at this Chakra and meditates on the Devata has no fear of water. 
He has perfect control over the water element. 
He gets many psychic powers, intuitional knowledge and a perfect control over his senses. 
He has full knowledge of the astral entities. Kama (Sex), Krodha (Anger), Lobha (Lust for many things), Moha (Moha for a son or a wife), Mada (A bull in a rodeo), Matsarya and other impure qualities are completely annihilated. 
The Yogi becomes the conqueror of death (Mrityunjaya).
So the first Chakra gives Earth element, and the second Chakra gives Water element.

There is this site http://www.eclecticenergies.com/chakras/chakratest.php where you can answer few questions it tells you if your Chakra is Open and If open at what %, it is good way of finding out but I am not comfortable with the word Overactive, because nothing is overactive, the Chakra is supposed to be 100% open then only the Kundalini energy can flow freely towards the Shasrara Chakra.
There is another site http://www.chakraenergy.com/ here too you can test if your chakra is open or not.

Other Interesting sites are :

http://www.kheper.net/topics/chakras/chakras.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakra
http://www.sacredcenters.com/chakras.html
http://www.healer.ch/Chakras-e.html

Basically all these sites deal with the natural effects due to these chakras but none of them actually deal with the supernatural effects from these chakras, like it is detailed by Shri Sivanada Maharaj, because when people who study a lot and almost understand everything, they also perform various Yoga Asanas and even after that they do not feel the ultimate effect due to these Chakras, but all the hard work doesn't go waste, the mere opening of Chakras extend all those effects which are detailed out in these sites, which are very natural and have nothing to do with the Kundalini Energy or the Serpentine power.

I know when a person reads all these the first impression is not to believe and if that person happens to be from westernised west (Because Easternized West is also there) then there is no doubt, he will ask a doctor, or a person who works in a morgue or who performs postmortems, did you ever see these things in a human body, and the answer is always NO, again the question to such a person is did you ever See a remote signal, and the answer is always NO. :-)) Yes we do not have physical mechanisms to measure many things, like no of taste buds, no of smell buds, quantum of sense of taste and smell, it is limited to the feeling of the person only, a person lacking this kind of sense can only tell If he can smell or not, feeling with Chakras is also similar, only the person can tell if he feels something happening in his back or not a tingling sensation when these chakras are open and the kundalini energy, the serpentine power flows though it, and when it reaches the Shasrara chakra, it is yet another feeling, but in initial sessions, the feeling subsides very fast, only after a long time, one can feel that it stays put, yes it definitely needs time and patience and lots of personal observations.
I am not sure If women also can get this attenuation like men, because when it comes to spirituality, Men are gifted and for women, it is always men who are the medium to attain that levels of spirituality, hence, in India it is given lots of value and importance that a women worship her husband with out guilt and doubt ( Called as Pati Vrata Dharma), it doesn't matter how her husband looks or what kind of character he has and how much he earns.

Well I know the modern liberated women would not like a single word I have written, but what I am talking about is for spiritual growth and ultimate liberation and not for a successful executive life.

One more point about these Chakras is many people have tried to de-mystify them by saying that they are just centres of nerves and if open they give a better life and they should be only 50% open, if they are open more then 50% then it is overactive etc hence the questionaire to see if they are open or not.


But all this does not go well with the purpose of Chakras and why they should be open and how one can check if they are open, there is a very subtle way to find out if they are full open or not, again for this purpose one has to go deep into your inner world. I would say this is beyond the scope of this level. :-)))))))

More to follow: Manipura Chakra- The third Chakra- the seat of fire.

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

SIanala, Montreal, April 2008

Apr 2, 2008

Dreams or Mechanisms of mind to solve-I

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

The Body sleeps and yet Mind remains active and at this stage the Prana resides in the Throat and this is called the dream state and the mind is busy creating illusions and visions, based on past experiences and If you live in an apartment in a western city like Montreal or Toronto then you might be sujected to induced dreams electronically to see your reactions to various situations artificially created by few folks working and paid by your own government. :-)

While the body sleeps the mind is busy constructing and reconstructing various issues, and there is a state between these two sometimes called as REM state i.e. Rapid eye movement state, in this state the Mind is like defragmenting all the information collected in that day, many believe that if a person is disturbed during this stage for a long duration, the person might develop Insanity, I am not sure about this, because human mind is far more superior then what we know or think about it, the mind will always find a way out and survive, the next immediate state is the dream state and in this state, the human mind creates something so real that sometimes even the body also goes though the effects, like falling from a edge of a mountain, most of the time, we remember each and every detail of our dreams, and many times the dream remains hidden to the conscious mind, so we do not remember when we get up from the sleep, and many times we recollect the dream in its every detail and for many days and years we do not forget that particular dream.

In the REM (Rapid Eye Moment) state, the mind is defragmenting and filing all the data into the cosmic mind, only a small thread remains in the microcosmic mind, remaining everything is transferred into the cosmic mind, using the thread we are able to recollect the whole data like a computer loading the program from the Hard drive in to the RAM-ROM, once
loaded we recall every detail, but sometimes these threads are lost for ever, it needs external help, like we insert a CD/DVD/Floppy disk, someone had to remind us of that event or happenings, that small piece of information works like a thread to pull the whole program out of the cosmic mind in to our RAM-ROM.

When the body is in deep sleep, the mind is busy, in the dream state, which mostly happens in initial sleep, or in early morning just before we are about to wake up, we remember the whole sequence like a movie and this time is the most appropriate time to actually work on your incomplete dreams because not only the Mind is fresh and energetic it is free and new.


what is the purpose of mind venturing out in to open?, when the body is sleeping. Is it the survival instinct of the human being to find out what is in store for it in the future, sometime it ventures in to the past, this time it is to find out the reason for the past happenings, once the reason is known the strong mind makes a note of this and might help the native in not repeating the same old mistake, so it means that every dream has a meaning and they definitely mean something to the native and a weak person would tell you or would run to a psychiatrist :-). 

Well in the past and also in the present times there are lots of people involved in dream interpretation etc, but I feel dreams are very unique and the meaning of every dream is also unique to each and every person
, if one can keep tag on all his/her dreams and match with their daily events, every one can actually understand their dreams, because it is unique to oneself, few dreams are universal and the meaning of the dream is also universal.

e.g.

People rolling in feaces, or working with feaces, or surrounded with feaces, is an indication that the future of the native holds good for all the financial investments and financial dealings, this is very universal, since the requirement of money is universal, it is a universal desire deep rooted in the psyche of the modern human being, without which nothing moves, in some movie, some one said, "Money makes bullshit walk, then what is a human".Marriage in dreams also is universal, there is a belief that it is linked with the only universal truth, the death, it does not mean that death is certain, it depends in what situations the marriage was seen by the native, it could indicate a lingering issue which could lead the native into a death trap etc. and some believe that Marriage in dreams means future engagements, which would turn in to partnerships etc. One such Dictionary of Dreams by Antonia Beattie, says Marriages in dreams naturally concern partnerships, then the nature of participants, setting , mood, and so on would give us the clue to what particular form of union is being brought to our attention, this explanation appears more logical then death.

Another Universal Dream sequence almost everyone goes through is a Nasty Lion or a monster following them all over the place but with very slow movement and actually the lion does not harm, it simply follows everywhere, even in to a bath tub, this dream is very universal in children, it only shows the general fear of animals, and the Lion not attacking in the dream suggests that the Fear is not real and the Lion following also suggests that it is an Insecurity that lingers in our Minds, that we are at risk and someone is always following us, then the Lion getting into the bathtub and sharing the water with you, suggests that the Fear is imaginary and when you face it, it no longer remains a Fear but it turns into your strength, the Dictionary of Dreams by Antonia Beattie says, Dream of a powerful creature as such as a Lion or Tiger generally signifies your inner Strength.


Other animals,

Elephant or Rhino = Weight problems or Slow moving Projects,
Horses = Change,
Mice and Rats = Part of a efficient team or family,
Monkeys = Playful side of your nature,
Rabbits = New baby,
Sheep= Spiritual protection,
Cats = Self pity, superstition,
Deer = Loss of friendship,
Dogs = Loyalty and protection,
Snakes and lizards = uncertainty and deceit.

Many times the mind shows us small glimpses of some event that would happen in the future, most of the time the conscious mind does not remember but there is a thread attached to this event, and the moment the event unfolds, to the native it appears that this has happened before, but actually he/she also experiences it for the first time like everyone else, but since they have a thread attached to this event, for them it appears they have already seen this before, and if this happens again and again, don't go to a psychiatrist.


Because general understanding is you have lost your mind, there you would be asked some meaningless questions and then prescribe some medicine, he/she would not have enough information about the implications or side effects of that medicine, the native would unnecessarily get into trouble, I would say instead of running to a psychiatrist, run to your notebook and make a note of it, do not get excited or do not think that something is wrong with you, and see if you can remember the event before it takes place, it is possible, once you get up from your sleep, make a note of the dreams or events that you remember, word by word, a drawing of the dream is more helpful then words, and please keep it private to yourself, because 99% people do not understand this including psychiatrists, It is exactly like the UFO Stigma, Oh! did you see a UFO, OK, did they kidnap you, then what happened , did they do something to you etc. etc., all this is the result of insecurities particularly of those people who wants to control this world, and when they find someone more evolved or advanced they develop deep insecurity and the result is all this lousy talk.

Another time I was traveling with my mother, we were in an Autorickshaw, which stopped at a cross roads and then I narrated the next few seconds to my mother, she said, how do you know, but she did not contradict me, since she too experienced these kind of things many times and her mother i.e. my grandmother also did, my grandmother it seems saw a giant getting out of a Peepal Tree and crossed the street in two steps and vanished, and very interesting thing about this event was that I recollected another event attached to the same place, that I would be sipping tea in a cafe on that very crossroads, I kept this in my mind, few days later not by force but due to an old friend I had to share a cup of tea in that cafe (It is a ritual among friends in Hyderabad-India to order one cup of tea and an empty cup), there is no significance, since they were just mundane events or may be there was something for me or both of us and may be we missed it, but if some thing significant is attached and you are not able to recollect it before it happens, it is a mere wastage of energy, but nothing to worry, we will be just another person from the normal lot, and many would be happy about it.

Another important event that happened right here in Montreal, A women joined my department in 2002 ( This is the same women who asked me all my ideas and dreams), the very moment I felt that as if someone was telling me, this women will bring you lots of hardship in the future, I wrote that message and gave it to my wife, she read it and suggested, "then stay away from her", but I thought, if I stay very close with her like a good friend then may be I can bypass those troubles, but as it is said, "Man proposes and God disposes", the Troubles came as they were supposed to, this women created ( Through lies and rumours) so much trouble for me, I am still dealing with them, it has been 5 years now and I can say I am not yet out of them, well I know it is my bad Karma from past and I am paying it back, the planets act through humans only they can not act directly, so in a way humans are planets.

Now I try to make a note of all the dreams that are created by my mind and if possible I try to keep it in my recent documents folder (Not my computer, it is in my mind :-))), it helps a lot to pull the event even before it starts to unfold, some people might read this as " Oh!, he knows the future" etc. but it is a practised art which needs to be perfected, but this will happen only when we humans break the current shell of hypocrisy or avoid trying to explain everything, or if we can not explain it then not to accept it, accept only if we can see it or hear it, every time such a discussion pops up, there is only one question for this, " Do you see or hear or taste or touch the remote signals?, I am sure the answer is NO, but the moment we press a button on the Remote, the channel changes in the TV, everything paranormal is like this, they are beyond the perception of our senses, so it is not possible to explain it, so to explain them first we will have to accept that Human being is capable of certain activities which might be called paranormal, and once accepted, then the required sense or senses would automatically develop and then we will always be in a position to explain them.

There are few people like Brenda Mallon, who organise group activity to share the dreams and also to initiate the common dream in a group, Most of the famous scientists finished their scientific research with the help of dreams, eg. Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrodinger, and many more, that means during dream state our mind is more focused and is more apt to solve intricate problems, in waking state the mind is distracted, which also suggests that we can continue or discontinue the dreams, as per our wish and whim and fancy, so it is like story which can be written as per your wish, yet it remains a dream, so very complex problems can be solved by just making them your dream topics, like in one of the books by Brenda Mallon, she says write down your topic and keep that paper under your pillow, it help us to create that dream in our mind, in a way, that piece of paper works as a thread to activate certain story in your mind.
ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, Mar 2008