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 

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this article. I have been hearing/"feeling" sounds in my body upon awakening in the morning for years and have been trying to research if they are the sounds of the chakras. Flutes, buzzing bees, and tabla drums, never at the same time. I only meditate occaisionally however, but try hard to focus and "become" those sounds when I am fortunate enough to experience them.