Generally a downfall connotes a bad meaning and to rise up means good. This principle is also applicable to the body especially as far as the vital force of the genital organs is concerned. By terming the Mooladhar Chakra as the female genital organ and the Sahasrar as the male genital organ no doubt only a symbolic analysis has been made but it is not so as far as actions are concerned. Instead of not wasting the Mooladhar energy in sexual passion it should be raised to the head region so that via proper meditation the eye of divine wisdom can be opened up. The sleeping Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) wound around the Shivaling dwells there like a sleeping female snake. But when it evolves and rises up towards the head region she dwells in the grey matter of the brain i.e. in the subtle nerve network of Sahasrar Kamal. After a rise the small Shivling takes the form of a gigantic mount Kailash. It evolves further in the blooming 1000 – petalled lotus called the Sahasradal Kamal. Thus one by one all the latent centers of the brain get activated. This is the magnification of the microcosm to the macrocosm.

In this sort of a control it is very much required that support of the Merudand be taken. If thus the conscious energy flow of the Sushumna can be used for higher sacred goals then the bliss of Brahman that one experiences in n-fold more than the joy of sense pleasures. Yogic exercises like Bandah, Mudra, Pranayam, Asan etc. are carried out for this very purpose. Via Sidhasan, Vajrasan, Shaktichalini Mudra, Bandhas, Prana Yoga etc. the energy of Mooladhar is activated /awakened and raised upwards so as to unite it with self fulfilled centers. But all these Hatha Yoga and Kriya Yoga practices are but the first step in Kundalini activation. Never should these be taken as the ultimate step in Kundalini activation and in fact it can be compared to merely the choke action of heating up a cold motor engine.

This topic definitely needs clarification because Kundalini is also called Kaamabeej (seed of all desires and sexual passion). As a symbol the Shivling is reinstated. When the Shivling is bathed then the water vessel is placed on the tripod stand and one by one drops of water bathe the Shivling. In the woman’s genitals there is sexual passion. In the lower half of the male genitals is the female genital. When both these opposites are activated then there are incidence of sex conversion. The male becomes a female and vice versa. The reason is this that energy enters these latent areas. Sexual passion too manifests because of the above reasons. In order that this undesirable act does not manifest nectar needs to be dripped in these regions from the head area. This nectar is called Soma Rasa. In he Soham spiritual practise of Khechri Mudra one gets to sip this Soma Rasa.

When a tripod stand is sued to bathe the Shivling then its 3 legs represent the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna Naadis (subtle nerves). The bathing of a Shivling symbolizes Kundalini awakening. This symbolic description tells us that Kundalini’s Lord is the powerful Lord Shiva. Its place of residence should be looked upon as pure as the Kailash mountain and the Manasarovar. It should not be lewdly looked upon as the genital organs of males and females. In fact by harbouring sacred sentiments of its importance and purity one should perform spiritual practices so as to utilize it for higher spiritual goals. The endeavour of enterprise and artistic skills and actions and sentiments of beauty should not be dried up only in protection. Instead the Shiva energy of the Mooladhar Chakra present near the genital organs should be utilized for higher spiritual goals.

Certain people full of lewd imagination regarding the spiritual practise of Hatha Yoga discuss about “From sexual union to trance”. That is from “Sambhog say Samadhi Ki Ore.” They correlate it to the male’s phallus and the female’s vagina. This is just not correct and is in fact very vulgar, absurd and devoid of a proper sense of direction. In reality such lewd, vulgar observations should never touch such sacred areas like the head and the heart. By keeping it holy one should try and observe celibacy and thus raise it for higher goals. This should be observed both by males and females. The scriptural authors while discussing the nature of Kundalini have correlated it to artistic sexual skills. But its meaning is not sexual lust and in fact it means manifestation of vim and vigour in the body. Mooladhar Chakra is also called the seed of sexual passion and Sahasrar Kamal is the seed of divine wisdom. The purification-coordination of both results in discriminative activities. This divine power aids us in all round advancement of life, purification of one’s character and high idealistic thinking. Kundalini Yoga is that spiritual practise which helps in attaining spiritual ideals.

In the Shwetashwatar Upanishad Kundalini is called “Fire of Yoga” or “Nachiketa’s Fire” and it is synonymous with the pure fire of a Yajna. It is said that in whosoever’s body this fire of divinity is lit, there the body is diseaseless and the mind is absolutely serene. In “Chainik Yoga Pradeepika” I. Lohen has called it as “spirit fire” and ahs correlated it to the blazing fire of the soul.

The great scholar of the Western School of Yoga, Sir John Woodroffe has called it “serpent fire”. The founder of Theosophical Society, Madam Blavatsky calls it “cosmic electricity” and says that its speed is 3,45,000 miles /sec. Whereas the speed of light is 1,95,000 miles/sec. The electrical waves have a speed of 2,99,000 miles/ sec. According to great scientists the speed of thought waves is 7 times more than electrical waves i.e. it is 22,65,120 miles /sec. In the flash moment of a thought one can circumambulate the earth 40 times.

Despite being a spiritual power Kundalini definitely gets correlated to bodily electricity. Dr. Vasantji Rele in his book “The Mysterious Kundalini” calls it a nerve force. The introduction of this book has been written by Sir John Woodroffe. According to him where Rele correlates Kundalini with the right vagus nerve there he himself calls it a greater force. According to him Kundalini is a dynamic reality. It is a latent energy which by evolving (raising higher) instead of the usual involution of matter one can radiate one’s character with divine glory. According to Vasant Rele Kundalini in a steady state is ordinary but when it takes up the kinetic form it becomes the vital force. According to him texts like Hathayoga Pradeepika, Shiva Samhita and Shatchakra Niroopan say that Kundalini is an individualistic form of cosmos in which pervade great conscious power.

The Western scientist Hudson who is also a scholar of Hathayoga says in his famous book “Science of Seership” that the magical power Kundalini should be activated only under the guidance of a great saintly preceptor and that the mind should be pure i.e. devoid of any desire. Else if the Kundalini moves downwards, it will lead to lust and attachment to sense objects. And then this power will be misused in activities like satisfying lowly desires and selfish needs.

Jain Yogic teachers have named Kundalini as “Tejoleshya” and have given 2 ways of attaining it. The first method is to perform penance while taking very limited quantities of food and water. The second mode is to heat up one’s body with rays of the sun i.e. imbibing solar energy while meditating on the sun. The root source of Tejoleshya is said to be the subtle body. That center also belongs to Kundalini. Tejoleshya can also be said to be a form of Savitri worship.

While discussing Kundalini Shakti, Yogic scientists say it is the “Voice of silence.” People know the influence of fire and electricity and make apt use of it. If they truly understand the use of spiritual and metaphysical fire then one can attain innumerable Sidhis (divine powers) of the region of the soul.

Dr. Scott says that this is a crystal with whose aid the transistor of our life functions. Anatomists describe it in their own way and they call the spinal cord and Mooladhar Chakra as “Ganglion Impar.” It is compared to a generator, dynamo, battery, magnet etc. Everyone accepts that it is a blazing pyre of the arena of sexual passion and that if it is raised higher, it gives that person extraordinary powers.

Dr. Henry Lindal along with a description of the root source of cosmic conscious electricity and the electricity of the material world has also elucidated the electricity working in the human body. All round the earth present in the cosmos is spread the net of electromagnetic waves and this positive electricity has a force of 3 lakh volts. Every living being bears a pressure of 5 volts/metre. The micro part of this cosmic electricity dwells in the human body as Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power). Dr. Lindal has said that in the activities of human cells and nerves a great amount of electrical energy gets utilized. Its source is the brain and not the heart. It is the basis of commencement and end of our life. But this source is not unilateral. The brain grey matter situated at the top of the Merudand and the lower half of the Sushumna that corresponds to cada equina, produces vital force electricity. In the brain grey matter i.e. the reticular activating system there is a continuous overflow of electrical flames. A bigger part of this electricity is found in the southern pole which is also the center of sexual passion. Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama with the help of his AMI machine has found a dense proportion of this electricity in this point of focus. The reason why scientists have conducted a detailed research study on this center of sexual passion is because Kundalini is an important area of life’s movements. Because a new living being is full of means of producing new material, its power and importance in comparison to all organs is most sensitive and very potent. The make up of sacral plexus and cada equina is very intricate and important from the physiological viewpoint just like the brain. This fact has been presented variedly by Mr. Lee Sanela in his book “Kundalini – Psychosis and Transcedence”, Dr. C. Naranjo – R. Arnsteer in “Psychology of Meditation.”

Dr. Carrington in his book “Modern Psychology and Indian Philosophy” has written that there are so many examples wherein it is witnessed that whether the body made up of vital force and molecules remains or nor yet its subtle existence continues. Despite being united to its body the authority center of the vital force units remain intact in that area. Correlated to this find there is another discovery of Yogis wherein there is an emergence of ideoplasm or psychoplasm when the Yogi is in the highest states of mediation called Samadhi or trance. Scientists opine that it keeps getting emitted from the body in a steam state and it is most found in the scalp area, tips of the fingers, lips, face, Naadi Chakra and around the genital organs. After the study and depiction (Kirlean photography of the “Biological Plasma Body” by the Russian scientist Semian Kirlean) this research activity with reference to the vital force of the subtle body – Kundalini has attained a great deal of fame. Emanueal Swedenborg calls it the visible cloud of ether wherein after usage of special filters it can be photographed with the aid of high voltage projection. Scientists opine that its appearance is akin to the net of a wasp and the smell of ozone. Its density increases/ decreases due to corresponding increase /decrease of the life force. Sentiments can also increase/decrease its influence. Its proof of existence has been elucidated by Lyell Watson in his book “Super Nature” wherein even if a part of a person’s body is cut off yet this person experiences its presence in the form of pain, burning, scratching etc. In this incidence called “Phantom Limb Effect” it is proved that the subtle body exists as ectoplasm and it is this that gives a person the experience of sensation despite the gross nerves being absent.

According to the books “Tibetan Book of the Dead” and “Chinese Book of the Soul” the gross body and vital body exist separately. No doubt both coexist side by side but sometimes the vital body gets separated so as to dwell elsewhere and that a new vital body comes into existence. Hence many a time man’s existence is experienced doubly.

Dr. Seel and J. Taylor in their book “The Positive Sciences of Ancient Hindus” write that the rituals and spiritual practices of the Hindu religion utilizes the vital body a great deal and hence are very potent. This vital body can be seen with divine eyes. Some years back an article on this topic was published in the magazine “Theosophist” under the title of “Anatomy of Tantras”.

The Theosophist scientist C. W. Leadbeater has elaborated furthers on the 6 Chakras situated on the Merudand in his book “The Chakras.” He opines that the vital body is created out of a special type of electrical force and is present in the body just as a bird cuddles in its nest. Many other scientists call the Prana (vital force) as “Fire of Life”. The more this fire is present in a person’s body the more that person is conscious, enthusiastic, daring and radiant. But when there is a lack of it then even if the body is very well built yet this person will be a scare booby, lethargic and full of despair. This electrical force can be augmented with effort too. This is the reason why Yogic practices are encouraged. Kundalini Yoga is based on vital force science.

The gist of Kundalini awakening involves attracting vital consciousness from the entire cosmos so as to unite this great consciousness with one’s own vital force and thus attain higher divine powers. Hence Yogic practices are encouraged so as to utilize these divine powers for higher sacred goals. This capacity increases in proportion to one’s mental control and with wastage of this force this capacity decreases and ultimately gets destroyed.

Jacob Boham is very well known amongst European Tantriks. The book “Theosophist Practica” authored by his German disciple George Michel advises that Kundalini awakening and the 6 Chakras should be kept a closely guarded secret. Because if it gets into wrong hands then it can lead to the downfall of such a person. Because when such incapable people learn about Kundalini science they “preach” it to others like blind men leading other blind men. Thus the so called preacher also falls like his so called “disciples.”

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