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

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 6 23:53:35 CST 2006

>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.

Amuthan, turn to chapter 8 of gItA and compare SankarAcArya with madhusUdana 
sarasvatI here, especially verses 8.10-12. Also see chAndogya and 
bRhadAraNyaka verse, SataM caikA ca hRdayasya nADyas tAsAM mUrdhAnam 
abhiniHsRtaikA ... I believe the later yoga/tantra descriptions of kundalini 
emerge from some of the upanishadic meditations (upAsana-s) on saguNa 


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