[Advaita-l] Kundalini Yoga

Kartik Vashishta kartik.unix at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 11:47:22 EDT 2018

Kundalini Yoga by Sri Sri Swami Sivananda


On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 11:27 PM, KAMESWARARAO MULA via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> Dear Friends,                      KundaliniMaha Yoga is an ancient
> universal science, perfected over thousands of years.It is not a religion,
> but a spiritual practice that brings the experience oflasting inner peace
> and happiness to individuals of any belief or religiousaffiliation.
> Kundalini Maha Yoga is based on a very simpleprinciple: in every human
> being there is a source of divine energy. The sourceof energy is
> Kundalini.Kundalini is in two states: the dormant state, and the active,
> aroused, orawakened state. When this source is dormant, a person leads an
> incomplete,unfulfilled life. One's understanding of the universe is
> restricted, andeverything is perceived and interpreted according to a
> limited capacity.
> On the otherhand, when the source is active, progress is rapid on the path
> of spiritualevolution. One realizes the full potential of body and mind,
> attains innerpeace, harmony and integration, and ultimately experiences the
> sublime truth ofunity in diversity -- the fact that all life is one and is
> bound by that divinepower called love. The purpose of Kundalini Maha Yoga
> is to awaken this sourceof energy if it is dormant, or to intensify the
> activity if it is alreadyawakened. Kundalini Maha Yoga is a direct method
> for spiritual evolution.
> A powerful yogiawakens the aspirant's Kundalini by a transfer of his or
> her energy to theaspirant. This process, known as Shaktipat, activates the
> dormant Kundalini and is like lighting a candlewith one that is already lit
> and glowing. Shaktimeans power or energy and patmeans transfer. Thus
> Shaktipat is transfer of energy. Some people may have fears about working
> with the Kundalini, but it isabsolutely safe to practice Kundalini Maha
> Yoga under the guidance of arealized Guru (Immortal).
> Kundalini can beawakened by attaining perfection of certain hatha yoga
> postures called asanas, by certain breathing exercisesaimed at controlling
> the breath called pranayama,by God's grace, by meditation or by intense
> devotion. Another technique ofgreat importance is Shaktipat, the
> transmission of energy. A powerful yogi cantransmit energy to an aspirant
> and awaken the Kundalini. This is accomplishedin one of four ways: by
> touch, gaze, sound or thought. The yogi may touch the disciple and transmit
> energy through physicalcontact, or gaze at the disciple and energy flows
> from the yogi's eyes. Theyogi may utter words which carry energy or, more
> subtly, energy can betransferred directly by the yogi's thought or will.
> The process ofShaktipat can be performed only by those yogis who have
> gained complete controlover the life force, which is called prana.Generally
> this happen who’s spiritual work is un-finished during the last birthor his
> janma samskara may take the person to get inthis way and for sure not toall
> people.
> Once theKundalini is awakened, the student may have a variety of
> experiences: seeingflashes of light or colors, hearing internal sounds of
> bells ringing or beeshumming, spontaneous vibrations or movements of the
> body, and greater mentalpeace, to name a few. Different individuals will
> have different experiences --there is no definite pattern applicable to
> everyone. Once the Kundalini isawakened, this fact becomes known through
> the student's own experiences. If atthis stage the student persists in
> spiritual practices like meditation, thenthe Kundalini will travel upward
> from the base of the spinal column where Shelay dormant before. During Her
> upward journey through the spinal column, Shepierces all the chakras in
> succession and ultimately reaches the sahasrara.When this happens, the
> student attains a state of transcendental consciousnesscalled samadhi,
> understandsone's true identity, and is thereby liberated. During the
> student's spiritualefforts, the Guru's help is of immense value. Shaktipat
> initiation creates asubtle bond between the teacher and student that allows
> the teacher to givefresh impetus to his or her student's Kundalini and
> eliminate obstructions thatmay arise. Any learned members, pls put your
> views on the pitfalls or some of the symptoms of kundalini arousal.Caution:
> There will be many pitfalls & lot of hard troubles involved in this path if
> you have any self-agenda/interest. some times shakti will make you roam
> around or may deceive to test your potential. If some one want to walk
> selflessly with mere devotion to the lotus feet then nature unfolds to the
> person with flow of grace from the lotus feet comes automatically will
> surely leads to Liberation.
> Sri Guru Padaravindarpana MastuKameswara
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