AND CHANNELS OF ENERGY.
every human being there is a network of nerves
and sense organs that interprets the outside
At the same time, within us resides a subtle
system of channels ( nadis ) and centers
of energy ( chakras ) which look after
our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual
of the seven chakras has several spiritual qualities.
These qualities are intact within us, and even
though they might not always be manifest, they
can never be destroyed.
the Kundalini is awakened, these qualities start
manifesting spontaneously and express themselves
in our life.
through regular meditation, we become automatically
very dynamic, creative, confident and at the
same time very humble, loving and compassionate.
It is a process which starts to develop by itself
when the Kundalini rises and starts to nourish
CHAKRAS are energy centres which govern the
subtle, psychosomatic aspects of our inner being.
This Sanskrit term means WHEEL, and when the
chakras are awakened, they turn in a clockwise
direction. They open up like flowers and pour
out their qualities, thus re-establishing our
inner balance and restoring our health and form.
Our Subtle System
3 Nadis & 7 Chakras (plexuses) .Responsible
for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
Ida (left sympathetic) - corresponds
to our past, emotions, desires, terminates at
superego (storehouse of all habits, memories,
conditionings) . Pingala (right sympathetic)
- corresponds to our actions and planning, mental
and physical activity, terminates at ego which
Sushumna (para sympathetic)
- channel of ascent, sustains our evolution
and guides us towards higher awareness
are actually three channels in the system. The
one in the center is called Sushumna, which
caters to the parasympathetic nervous system,
or the autonomous nervous system. The one on
the the left looks after the left sympathetic
nervous system and on the right it looks after
the right sympathetic nervous system. Now, it
is not accepted yet, or discovered yet in medical
science, that the left and right sympathetic
nervous systems are two different juxtaposed
systems. Their functions are absolutely opposite
to each other.
left side channel is called the Ida
Nadi and is connected to the right side and
back of the brain. The two left and right channels
cross at the Agnya Chakra level. This channel
caters to the left sympathetic nervous system.
This channel looks after our emotional life
and our past. It is the channel which creates
our past. Whatever is present today becomes
past tomorrow. The subconcious mind recieves
information from this channel. The subconscious
mind has an age-old collective subconscious
mind beyond it. Everything that was in the past
since creation resides dormant in the collective
subconscious. This collective subconscious has
all that is dead in the evolutionary process
collected and stored. Whatever that is dead
or gone out of the subconscious mind goes out
into the collective subconscious mind.
right side channel is called the Pingala
Nadi , which crosses Ida Nadi at Agnya Chakra
level. It is connected with the left side and
the front of the brain. This channel caters
for the right sympathetic nervous system. On
the right hand side there is the supraconscious
mind, which creates our future. Whenever we
think about our future is recorded on the right
hand side, and it also has a collective supraconscious,
which has got all that is dead, which happened
due to over-ambitious, futuristic personalities,
aggressive animals or plants.
Central path is called the Sushumna
Nadi , through which the Kundalini passes to
pierce through the 'Fontanelle bone area' (Little
fountain or Brahmarandhra) to enter into the
subtle energy of the all-pervading power. This
is how the actualisation of Self-Realization
(Baptism) takes place. First the hands feel
at the fontanelle bone area and on the finger
tips the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. The
hands are steady, they do not shake, they look
normal but the seeker feels the ripples of the
cool breeze. For the first time he feels the
existence of the all-pervading power.
first center is called the Mooladhara center.
It has four petals (sub-plexuses), is placed
below the triangular bone, and is responsible
on the physical level of the manifestation
of the pelvic plexus which looks after all
our excretion, inclusive of sex activity.
When the Kundalini rises, then
center becomes inactive in the excretion functions
but active in the support of the rising of the
Kundalini. Though the Kundalini has to rise
through six centers, the first center of Mooladhara
protects the purity of chastity of the Kundalini
at the time of its awakening"-- H.H.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The fundamental quality of this Chakra is innocence
and the innate wisdom, which comes from having
childlike innocence. The innocence is the type
of quality which is evident in babies and small
children. It represents action without motive
or desire for gross personal gain. Simplicity,
joy, purity, integrity and balance are other
qualities manifest in human beings through this
second center is the center of Swadhisthan.
It has six petals and caters on the physical
level to functions of the aortic plexus, and
is the one which supplies us with the energy
of creativity, of thinking, of being futuristic.
It supplies Power to the brain cells by converting
fat cells into brain cells." --
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
quality of the Swadhisthan Chakra is that of
creativity. It is here that the energy for our
creativity is generated. After Self-Realization
we discover that the true key to creativity
is in achieving the state of thoughtless awareness
(nirvichara samadhi) through meditation
third center is called as Nabhi center and
has ten petals. It is behind the navel, and
this center gives us the Power to sustain
something within ourselves. On the physical
level it caters to the functions of the solar
plexus."--H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala
Satisfaction is actually a key word
for the Nabhi Chakra. Some 'hot-livered' people
are naturally irritable. For them life without
worry is an impossibility and will express their
discontent at the slightest excuse. When our
Spirit manifests, we can put things into their
true perspective, and worry becomes an unusual
occurrence. In the peace of thoughtlessness,
we can only be content.
the second and the third chakra is the Void
which stands for the principle of mastery
(guru principle) within us. In many spiritual
traditions, this area is the "ocean of
illusions" that needs to be crossed with
the help of a spiritual guide. When the Kundalini
is awakened and
through the Void, this principle of mastery
is established within us. Thus, as Shri Mataji
says, in Sahaja Yoga you become your own guru,
your own spiritua l guide since you can feel
on your fingertips all your subtle problems
and have the power to cure them using your own
Kundalini. Moreover, establishing this center
helps us get rid of all our habits, laziness,
gross attachments, and everything that enslaves
us in a way or another:
we become our own master. Following false "gurus"
who are more interested in power tricks or your
purse can damage very much the Void area. But
after Self Realization, everything can be cured
through the purifying power of the Kundalini
the Void is directly connected with the Nabhi
Chakra it is no coincidence that the principle
of Dharma is a fundamental aspect of this area.
All of the great Prophets who have come to act
as role models for the human race and to give
Knowledge of the higher Reality are associated
with the Void. The Primordial Deity is Shri
Adi Guru Dattatreya.
ten incarnations of the Adi Guru, the Primordial
Master are: Raga Janaka, Abraham, Moses, Zarathustra,
Confucius, Lao-Tse, Socrates, Mahommed, Guru
Nanak, and Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi.
Principle of mastery (Guru Principle),
balanced life, stability
The Heart Chakra or Anahat Chakra
fourth center is called as the Anahatha Chakra,
meaning the heart center. It has twelve petals
and is placed behind the sternum in the spinal
cord. This center produces the anti-bodies
till the age of twelve years and then these
anti-bodies are circulated in the whole body
to fight any kind of attack on the body or on
the mind. If there is any attack on the person
these anti-bodies are informed through the sternum,
which has a remote control of information. Heart
center caters for the cardiac plexus."
-H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
The Heart Chakra is the home of the Self, the
Spirit or Atma - all mean the same thing. We
start the process of becoming our Spirit after
Self-Realization, as we start to lose our false
identifications with our body, mind and feelings.
Pure love, which enlightens all, is the real
quality of the Heart Chakra. Where many people
share and care, then the whole society opens
up its Heart center. It becomes a collective
society and changes the world.
fifth center is called as Vishuddhi Chakra.
This is placed in the neck of the human being
and it had sixteen petals which look after
ears, nose, throat, neck, tongue, teeth etc.
This center is responsible for communication
with others because through our eyes, through
our speech, through our hands, we communicate
with others. On the physical level it caters
for the cervical plexus." --H.H.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
One of its qualities
is that of staying detached from the problems
we face every day whilst trying to survive in
the modern world. The flowering of the Vishuddhi
Chakra provides us with a sense of detachment
which lets us witness the Play of Life to survive
in the modern world. It also embodies those
qualities which govern our relationship with
other members of the human race.
sixth center is called Agnya Chakra and has
only two petals. This is the center placed
where the two optic nerves cross each other
in the brain (optic chiasm). The center caters
for pituitary and pineal body which manifest
the two institutions of ego and superego within
us." --H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala
At this point in our evolution humans
have developed a sophisticated society, and
with it came the problem of ego - the idea that
he is doing it all. This idea of "I"-ness
was accelerated by the continuing success of
his material gains throughout history. The natural
result of this brought about an inflated ego,
and with further arrogance came the superego.
So ego and superego isolated the human from
Spirit. Before Self-Realization human beings
are always in various stages of imbalance, which
gets corrected with awakening of Kundalini.
the seventh centre, the most important centre
is the Sahasrara which has got, according
to Sahaja Yoga, a thousand petals. Actually
there are a thousand nerves and if you cut
the transverse section of the brain you can
see that all these petal-like structures of
the brain are forming a lotus of the thousand
This centre of a thousand petals covers the
limbic area of the brain before Realization
like the closed bud of a lotus. Above this covering
is the balloon-like structure of ego and superego.
As the brain is covered completely when these
two institutions join and calcification takes
place on top of the head; that is how we become
a closed personality. At the time of our awakening,
of our second birth, this egg-like personality
breaks at the top of the head."--H.H.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
At the point
of the Sahasrara we go beyond the relative to
the Absolute, and into the Absolute realization
of Heaven on Earth. This is a country far beyond
our wildest imaginings, so much more than our
words can even seek to imply. This is our ultimate
destination, stretching out forever. Our progress
towards this goal is a living process. When
the seed matures it naturally sprouts. When
the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, the lotus
petals open and enlightenment takes place. You
may feel a pulsation in the crown of the head,
followed by a melting sensation and a flow of
cool vibrations from the fontanel areas. This
is the baptism by which you know that you are
truly born again.
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