[Advaita-l] some doubts on kundalini...

Sankaran Aniruddhan ani at ee.washington.edu
Fri Jan 6 10:53:47 CST 2006


There is a book called "Yoga, Enlightenment and Perfection" (published 
by Vidyatheertha Foundation, Chennai) in which Abhinava Vidyateertha 
Mahaswamigal (previous Sringeri jagadguru) has described his experiences 
to one of his disciples. These include ascent of kundalini and some 
description of the chakras. From the description, it seems to me that 
these actually exist, and are not just symbolic. However, they are not 
physical entities inside the body.


Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam

Amuthan Arunkumar R wrote:

>namo nArAyaNAya!
>dear list members,
>i've often come across terms like kundalini, chakra-s
>etc. in some works on yoga, but i find it difficult to
>even accept their existence. though i'm quite
>skeptical about tantra stuff (like kundalini,
>chakra-s...) in general, repeated reference to these
>by shrI rAmakR^iShNa paramahaMsa and svAmi vivekAnanda
>force me to stop and ponder over their nature. is
>there any reference in sha~NkarAchArya's works (or
>that of his followers) which deal with these from a
>vedAntic viewpoint? do these actually exist or are
>they only symbolic of stages in one's spiritual
>i'm asking this more out of curiosity than anything
>else and hope it does not hurt anyone's beliefs.  
>vAsudevaH sarvaM,
>Amuthan Arunkumar R,
>Final year, B.Tech/M.Tech Dual Degree,
>Dept. of Aerospace Engg., IIT Madras.
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