The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening ourselves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity. Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.
One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge.Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignorance the ego dissolves. Therefore, ignorance is the safety valve for its own survival.
Truth is the common property of all. No nation, sect, creed or person can hold an absolute claim over it. He who is sincere, he who aspires after lt, gets It. Without sincerity, without ardent work, nothing can be had.
Truth is like the centre of a circle and the different radii joining the centre are like the different paths and doctrines; and an aspirant selects his path as per his growth, taste and tendency. Though the paths are many, the aim, the goal and the final-re-aching point is the same. Broadly speaking, the mind has got four main faculties, viz., willing, feeling, thinking and the gathering (the tendency to concentrate) faculties.
All the methods adopted, all the paths followed to reach the Ultimate Goal, can be safely put under any one of these faculties. As per these four main faculties of the mind, all the religions of the world and all the religious paths followed, can be grouped under four main heads, viz., work, worship, philosophy and psychology.
In every individual there is the infinite power behind. But in the vast majority of the beings these powers are lying dormant. Many do not know their own capacities, capabilities and the hidden treasures. So long as this hidden power is unnoticed, so long as one does not get access to this pwer, there is no spiritual awakening. One cannot understand the real significance of Dharma (righteousness), and one can never enjoy real conentration of mind and bliss. This central bodily poser residing and working in the living body; is called by the name of Kundalini Shakti or the Primal Power
Sandilya Upanishad says as regards the Kundalmi Shakti thus – Having by contraction opened the door of Kundalini, one should force open the door of Moksha (Freedom) Closing with Her mouth the door through which one ought to go, the Kundalini sleeps.
Again Yoga Vasishta says on the same subject thus :—There is an organ with its mouth closed, situated inside the abdomen. It is presided over by Kundalini, which exists dormant within it. The organ has circular shape and is named Kundalini. It is the centre of the Supreme Power and is the source of all the forces of the living creatures. The Tantras and the Yoga-schools are replete with the workings of the Kundalini Shakti. They give a most prominent place to the raising up of the Kundalini Shakti to the Sahasrara (upper cerebrum). As per these schools of thought, there is no Divine-realization and there is no Freedom so long as the Kundalini Shakti remains in the lowest centre, Muladhara. Ta be blessed with success in Yoga means making the Kundalini Shakti enter Sushumna canal and the taking it to Sahasrara (upper cerebrum).
The purpose of these practices is not merely to acquire physical fitness andmental health, but primarily to awaken the body’s dormant psychospiritualpower called kundalini-shakti. When this power, which is a form of consciousenergy, is fully aroused it begins to transform the body. It leads to the ecstaticrealization of one’s true identity as the pure, universal consciousness (cit), and italso progressively renders the body transparent to that supreme consciousness.
This alchemical process of transmutation of the very constituents of the bodyis the domain of Layayoga. Laya refers to the absorption of the elements (tattva) constituting the body, which occurs when the kundalini power rises from the psychoenergetic center (cakra) at the base of the spine toward the center at thecrown of the head. In its ascent along the spinal axis, it must pierce a series of psychoenergetic centers, each of which relates to specific psychosomaticfunctions and also anatomical structures. As it passes through each center, the kundalini absorbs each center’s elements and correlated function.
This induces a deepening state of mental concentration and conscious lucidity, but at the sametime decreases physical animation. Thus the outside observer would notice adrastic decrease in metabolism and spontaneous suspension of breathing. In away, the ascent of the kundalini amounts to a consciously undergone deathprocess.If the yogin remains long enough in this state of suspended animation, thebody simply dies. But this is not the intended outcome of Tantra. Rather, thesuccessful practitioner of Tantrayoga must next skillfully guide the kundalini from the crown center back to its home at the base of the spine. This restores allthe bodily functions, yet brings a new element into play: the gradual suffusion ofthe body with consciousness. For the Tantric adept, enlightenment is nothingunless it includes the body. Thus the delicate process of Layayoga is designed tobring enlightenment down to earth, into the body—a quite literally breathtaking adventure.
Veil of manifestation covers the Knowledge. We are deluded by the outer world through our sense-organs and mind.
Our life is a journey to the Divine, from animal being to rational being and finally to the divine being. It is our own lost kingdom. Nobody has thrown us out of it; it is only our ego, our wrong identity with the body-mind interactions that has derailed us. This is subjected to death again and again. We have to leave this wrong identity till we answer the above questions through our life. We have to know that we are Truth, the Pure Existence. This physical death is nothing but the womb of Mother Nature to give us temporary rest for rebirth till we complete our evolution to the Divine.
We are made with the same principle God is. Our identification with the physical body makes us separate from God and this is the state of ignorance. We have to eradicate this ignorance by the action of God, i.e., the action of the breath, pranakarma. Our mind is the result of ignorance and is responsible for this wrong identification. Breath-practice, pranakarma, absorbs the mind into vital force. This action of God reverses the process and leads us from body to God. This is why it is so necessary to perform that action. That is our spiritual practice.
Though immortality is always with us due to our ego we are dying in each moment. Our process of development lies with the annihilation of our ego, and to remove the darkness caused by it. The real happiness will then descend. For that we need to win over the senses and the mind.
Yoga: I will try to give you a simple idea although real understanding will come only through long and uninterrupted practice. Yoga means “to join,” this is union with our own origin. In fact, we are never separated from our source but we have forgotten our true identity and identify ourselves with our physical body, our mind, our intellect and our ego. Speaking in broad terms, we can say that we are in our mind, citta, meaning that we are with the actions of our mind. This situation leads to duality/plurality and is the reason why we need to unite with our true Self. Then the state of unity with our true Self is the transcendental state.
Mind Deludes: In the present day world we have all become slaves to our mind. Whatever we do, we do simply due to the swaying of our emotions, influenced by our thoughts and desires or due to being attracted by gain and allurements. Things should not be like this. We have to be master of our mind.
Mankind is controlled by the Ego, Mass Consciousness and Public Opinion. These thoughts are not from God or is not our own.
Following Ego is Catastrophic and following them who feeding mass consciounsess will lead to enslavement of mankind.
To know the Self is the Route: There are no other routes, only one route to reach the Ultimate. That is to know Him, to know the Self. This is what has been said in Upanisads again and again.
Then this is the Knowledge. When “I” exists as a separate entity then this is the ignorance. Though ‘That” is always with “I” and though “I” proceeds from “That” but still then due to the ignorance “I” close its eyes and refuses to recognize “That.” When the third eye or the discriminating intellect develops then “I” recognize and merge with “That.”
When that divine Swan is known which the Fire is, mingled in the water body (or our individual body), one crosses the death, and becomes immortal. This physical body cannot become immortal. This is subjected to birth, growth, changes, decay, diseases and death. Only yogic practices, herbs and will power can prolong this. Then who will become immortal? This is we, ourselves, the Principle that we are. This is always immortal, only one has to know that. Then one is immortal, one with the Principle. Multiplicity is finished; it is the unity, the One and the Only One. This is the Knowledge, not the knowledge of the outer world, but the knowledge of the inner self.
This makes even clearer that one inner controller is everything, which is the Self. That is hamsa and That is the Knowledge. One has manifested into many. Once we know that Principle then the veil of ego falls down, the wrong identity ceases. Knowing Him is only the route for the eternal peace named liberation.
One who knows the knowledge, and the ignorance, both at the same time; he crosses the death, through the ignorance, and attains immortality,through the knowledge. Here the ignorance, means action that is. based on desires. Desires, actions and its results are under the purview of the ignorance. Once one attains the Knowledge, then actions do not become actions or the cause of bondage. Here again it is said that one has to cross the death through the ignorance. When we say action is avidyd, we have to remember that in the scriptures dealing with emancipation, there is no scope for forbidden actions; only those actions approved by scriptures are to be understood.
Then there is no separate existence. Elimination of separate existence of the individual self is elimination of the ignorance. Ego creates separation through ignorance, and ignorance is food for the ego. Without ignornace the ego dissolves, so the ego don´t want remove ignorance and therefore don´t feed mankind with real enlighten knowledge because the ego will cease through enlightment. So everything in this Earthly lifestyle is designed to prevent people from becoming fully enlighten, and to keep them away from the route to the divine.
Then people for thosuends of years wrongly has identifying themselves with the body-identity, they also believe in the concept of fear of death. The concept of fear of death is a design of the ego to prevent mankind from dissolving the ego and find their True Higher Self beyond the veil of the ego-fears.
Once you have this knowledge, you become Divine. a knower of God. This Self is the Divine God”. ‘That is Truth, which is the Self”. This is the final knowledge. Acquiring this knowledge, you are one with all. You are established in the Truth, Knowledge and Infinity. You are Christ or Buddha, the vastness. With your identification with the body-mind interactions and identification with names and forms, you are just a small entity separated from your own source. But still then you are a particle of the Consciousness embedded within the whirlpool of the ignorance, subjected to its actions and results, enjoying the results of actions, going up and down, and feeling sorrow and happiness. These all phenomena vanish when you have that Supreme Knowledge.
When we remain absolutely still we experience the exquisiteness of the breath as transformer of the subtle body as the Kundalini is activated. The wakening of the Kundalini is not simply the arousal of a dormant force within us, as Gopi Krishna explains: The arousal of kundalini, in its true sense, does not simply imply the ac-tivity of a hitherto sleeping force, but actually the start of a new activity by changing the whole system to adapt it to a new pattern of conscious-ness through changing the composition of the bioenergy or subtle life force permeating the whole body.
When Kundalini awakens. She spiritualizes the body and mind as if the divine influence of God has descended on the physical plane. Such influence varies in intensity with different persons and in particular individuals too its flow of intensity fluctuates from time to time.
As a minute spark of fire may burn heaps of straw in no time and the ensuing big conflagration is not different from the original spark, so the divine spark of the awakened Kundalini is the Lord Himself. When the whole heap of straw has been consumed, the fire extinguishes into voidness. Burning of straw is but the manifestation of heat lying involved in it through the involutionary process. All the fire that appeared from combustion was simply lying hidden in the form of straws, as if the fire itself had assumed the form of straws. Ignition once started soon uncoils the whole amount of heat stored up there and sends the whole heap into flames. Similarly when a master throws sparks of divine fire, it ignites and sets the involved Kundalini to flames, which soon takes up the form of a big fire—the Lord on the physical plane. A Yogi calls Him the self of his self, but when all straws have been burnt, like the extinguished fire, the Kundalini power also merges into the Absolute. One has simply to raise one’s self to the ignition point. All other preparations in the form of piety, virtuous deeds, devotion to God, and prayers or other methods of invoking God, improve our combustibility in that respect that the slightest touch or contact with spiritual persons may light in us the divine fire instantaneously.
When Kundalini lies in dormant condition, spiritual consciousness remains clouded with the physical forces and Atman appears in bondage, but when She is aroused shining with the dawn of spiritual consciousness, she assumes the role of Guru.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in the sky (activation of the Seventh Sense Power), saying, The Kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms are of lord (Real Man); and he shall reign for ever and ever (Rev. 11:15).
This is the Super-conscious Department of Mind, so potent that no one is able to measure it, with a vibratory rate beyond the rate of vibration capable of being registered by any mechanical instrument so far produced by science, and which psychologists say never forgets, and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.
“There should be Time no longer” means that in the Sevenfold Hind Power man rises above the illusion of Time (Rev. 10:6).
And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice from the temple, from the throne (brain), saying “He is born.” (Rev. 16:17).
This is the birth of the Redeemed Man, with the Sevenfold Mind Power. This is the Resurrection of the World Within, the Kingdom of Heaven within; the Resurrection of the god (Pineal Gland).
At this point, the church fathers also falsified their translation, making it read “It is done” (Rev. 16:17). They changed “He” to “it,” and “born” to “done.” “He is born” becomes “It is done”
Revelation in this Forbidden Field was carefully guarded. What little the Masters wrote about it was always so heavily veiled in symbol and fable that only the most advanced Occultists could decode it.
Neither should we relate the secrets of this Forbidden Field in any but the most general terms. Only a few can comprehend what we say, and fever still can be constrained to believe it.
Science knows not that the Pineal is the organ of the Seventh Sense. It is the organ of memory, of expectation and anticipation. It is the organ that never forgets and even contains all the wisdom of past ages.
Man would know nothing of past or future without the function of the Pineal. Many have poor memory, some have little, others almost none, because the Pineal is dormant, semi-dormant, sluggish.
It seems that the conscious phase of mind depends on the Pituitary and Pineal glands. The weaker their function, the weaker the conscious phase of mind. By increased action of these glands, man’s knowledge of himself, of his environment, and of the universe is increased.
Some increase in the action of these glands may be produced by concentration of thought. Also, brain power to perceive situations is thus improved.
Kundalini is also known, is a catalyst which leads to enlightenment and transcendental consciousness
Kundalini awakening and the subsequent changes in the physical and mental bodies is not a psychosomatic or unnatural event. Instead Kundalini awakening is a very scientific and biological event in the body. Today research done in the mind and consciousness seem to be coming closer to this understanding. They can see that there are marked physical differences in those men and women who have consistently practiced meditation.
After the crown has fully opened, the feminine and masculine energies of the body can move permanently into wholeness. Once this has occurred, the now undifferentiated force can flow back downward, opening the spiritual heart and completing the process of enlightenment. Some choose to postpone achieving full enliqhtenment in „ order to be of service to their fellow humans, to be a catalyst, or assistant for the evolution of humankind.
The fear of death dissolves. A drastic reorganization process occurs in which we no longer focus on the sort of commotion and projections emerging out of trauma and blind emotive reaction, nor identify with the human form as the dominant force and concern in our existence.
The key points for understanding kundalini from a Thomist perspective are the nature of the human soul as a spiritual being in potency which needs to be united to the material universe in the body in order to activate itself, and how the human soul contains and animates these lower levels of material being. What is kundalini? It is a fundamental energy of the soul that activates all the levels of the soul, from lowest to highest, fitting it for enlightenment
If kundalini is such a fundamental, energy why don’t more people experience it?
We have to distinguish between this energy in a general sense which all of us have and which is operative in our development, from kundalini in a dramatic and manifest form which is limited to a few people. This fundamental process moving us toward enlightenment can take place even if we are not consciously aware of it, but kundalini in its manifest form gives us an invaluable picture of what is at stake.
When the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, it means the person is on the first step towards what Krishna calls moksha and Buddha calls nirvana or liberation Depending on the person, it may take lives for awakening the Kundalini, and it may take many lives again for the Kundalini to reach the Sahasrar, and again, many lives to attain liberation.
You can remain locked up and limited in the conscious ego’s physical motivation and walls of protection or you can free yourself and go beyond time.
The Kundalini Deep inside the body lies a treasure, Of which humanity is ignorant, Only a few have discovered it, The perfume of which is fragrant. Vast is this treasure, Beyond timeless measure, Available to but only, The saintly and the austere. It hath no directions, no map for it,
To fall into the hands of the unholy and the impure. This treasure in its grace reveals itself, To the holy one who dives deep within himself.
The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying is such a significant work; it explains the nature of kundalini, why it is important, and how any person can bring its benefits into his or her life. In the process of enlightening ourselves, we contribute mightily to the enlightenment of the soul of global humanity.
Our ability to evolve as human beings and as souls, our ability to unite with God, our ability to leave behind forever hate, war, and ter-rorism will be facilitated—even determined—by kundalini.
This energy of enlightenment resides within each and every one of us, often dormant until we make the choice to seek unity with God. In our ensuing spiritual study and practice, we awaken the sleeping power within, and we are profoundly changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually. The hallmarks of kundalini are phenomena such as surges of electricity in the body, detachment from the body, intense heat and fire, buzzing sounds, a feeling of being in the presence of God, and awareness of spiritual presences such as angels.
More important, however, are the benefits that lie beyond the phenomena: creativity, genius, enhanced well-being, longevity, and, most significant of all, enlightenment. Experiences of kundalini have been recorded around the world since ancient times. Kundalini is the divine fire of God and the gods, the samadhi of adepts, the raptures of saints, the healing power that floods through the hands of healers, the inspiration of invention, the intense happiness of a peak experience.
The average person may think that kundalini belongs only to those whose spiritual practice elevates them into a ratified atmos-phere of consciousness, but this is not so. Kundalini is universal, available to all. Anyone who prays or meditates regularly is likely at some point to feel the power of kundalini.
By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the Christ, thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom and compassion. This is the entrance to the Direct Path to complete liberation from the ego, a route that only very few take, due to the fact that one must pay the entirety of one’s karma in one life.