[Advaita-l] svapna karma - real phala ??
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Tue Jan 28 12:32:30 CST 2014
Can you shed light on why retah skhalana is considered a dosha?
swapnE siktA brahmachArI dwija sukramakAmataH
snAtvA arkaM archayitvA triH punarmAmitya richaM japEt
The technical term for this dosha is called "swapna-dosha".
One should get up early in the morning and after head bath
with cold water, worshiping the sun, should chant this mantra thrice:
punarmAm A-etu indriyam punarAyuḥ punar bhagaH
punar draviNaM A-etu mAm punar brAhmaNaM A-etu mAm
For sAdhakAs, the vIrya-rakSaNa is very important because it is this vIrya which
gets converted into Ojas shakti.
In tAntrika terminology, the skhalana is called "bindu-patana". It is this
vIrya which gets converted into amrita in sahasrAra chakra. The yogi who is
capable of holding the vIrya and taking it to sahasrAra chakra is called "Urdhwa-rEtaH".
During the shaT-chakra bhEdana, it is this "amrita" which trickles down from
sahasrAra chakra and gives tripti and puSTi to 72000 subtle nerves.
maraNaM bindupAtEna jIvanaM bindudhAraNAt
tasmAt atipraytnEna kurutE bindudhAraNaM
The virya-skhalana (bindu patana) is equivalent to death and
it's protection is life and hence one must protect the bindu with
chittayuktaM nruNAM shukraM shukrAyatta cha jIvitaM
tasmAt shukraM manaschaiva rakSaNIyaM prayatnataH
The vIrya is under the control of mind; the life is under the control of
vIrya. Hence, mind and vIrya should be well-regulated, controlled and
"yAvat binduH sthirO dEhE tAvatkAlaM bhayaM kutaH"
ie.,so long as vIrya (bindu) is safe in the body, there is no fear.
The sanyAsis in AmnAya pITAs, especially, in Sringeri which
insists on sanyAsa sweekAra right after brahmacharya vrata
have strict rules of bindu-rakSaNa. They have some secret
upAsanAs for madana-kSObha-nivAraNa. One such i have
heard is taking of decoction prepared with tulasi seeds & leaves called
More can be revealed but this is not the forum to discuss
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