Yoga – in a nut shell. Once again

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I am not talking of the asana or exercise

I am not talking about the pseudo meditation

The pseudo meditation has its role but it pales compared to the true path of yoga

I would suggest not to read any more beyond this. Very likely you will get depressed I was !

PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER

Yoga – is the art of being United with God / Atma ( pure consciousness)

Everyone consciousness once it is in body it is fixed around the genitals and coccyx. Hence those things are very difficult to overcome.

That fixation keeps us unaware of our true consciousness

Yoga is the art of waking up the sleeping consciousness, so obsessed with bodily pleasures to the sahastrar located in the top of the head When the consciousness is sleeping, we enjoy the body. And that’s all we know. Every action revolves around the body. Talking walking, eating, food, music, travel etc

In order to awaken or go within, one has to slowly reduce the external pull to the body by decreasing activities and thoughts that pull us to the body. Even the thought of talking is an external pull – because you think of someone in this world to talk / communicate. So all Spiritual discussions are an external pull. Hence my policy is never to discuss. If you feel you can benefit, just go and ask an enlightened person. They will not debate you though

When the consciousness is awakened through the grace of a Guru, that is called awakening of the shakti. Like it is said in Gyaneshwari Gita initially when the shakti is awakened it is so hungry, it devours everything internally ! Once it finishes devouring ( I have not mentioned what ) it then begins the internal journey via the royal path!

That royal path is called Sushumna Inside the sushumna are three more layers. Chittagong, Vajra and then brahmanadi. That awakened consciousness has to travel from the bottom to the top in all three layers !

Now this is where the imagination of chakra has to stop. That going up , through the chakra can only occur when Shushumna opens. That is not so easy. When Sushumna opens, breath spontaneously stops. And both nostrils open up equally or alternate In other words, you can’t go within or go to any chakra without the magic of breathing or nostril opening up. So if in doubt, just check – did breathing stop or are both nostrils equally open. Then the experience is closer to the truth

Many times I have used the word spirituality. This word, in Latin means breathing! Spirit means breathing. Hence all yoga involves the art of breathing and mastery of it

How long does it take ? Can be 3 seconds, to 3 minutes or 3 days. However such pure people are rare. Rest of the world will take 3 years or a number in multiple of 3 or 12. It will take many births to get to that beginning I just described though

Now if this comes as a surprise then one has not experienced it and true full awakening is still not there. Now there is a lot lot lot lot more that happens during true awakening. But I have just given a small step.

This true Yoga is rare. The path which I described, Chitra, vajra – is not in the body. No ct or mri can show it. Nor will any mri or even functional MRI show those centers. That’s why I don’t have any respect for all the stupid claims but the pseudo yogi who get to show benefits of mediation using scientific gadgets – eeg, radiation, kirlion lines, mri. Etc.

If you need those gadgets to show or prove that there is yoga – if you have more faith based on those tools, true yoga has fully eluded you. In that case my web page has no role for you. You should merrily continue what you do! I do not seek readers

Why did I write this blog? There are one or two readers who are sincere and this blog can help them assess their progress. But like I said there is much much more. You can read it in Gyanewshwari Gita. Just reminder, forget the word chakra for now, first learn to crawl. First open the doorway

In Devatma shakti Vishnutirthji Maharaj and in Mahayoga Vigyan , the signs that the doorway is open is described here. I will reproduce it here but please do not read it in isolation. Go read the full book

Some Characteristic Symptoms of Awakened Kundalini Some characteristic symptoms of the awakened kundalini are here given below from Mahay oga Vijnana, a treatise on the subject in Hindi by Shri 108 Yoganandji Maharaja, the author’ s revered guru. They are illustrative and by no means exhaustive : —

(a) When throbbing of mooladhar begins, the whole body shakes, involuntary kiimbhak (filling in of the lungs with air) starts beyond control, breath is forcibly exhaled out, without volition deep inhaling and exhaling of breath starts and the body gets uncontrollable, know then that Kundalini has awakened. You then should give up your assertion and sit witnessing what happens. Signs of an Awakened Kundalini

103 (b) When your body begins trembling, hair stand on roots, you laugh or begin to weep without your wishing, your tongue begins to utter deformed sounds, you are filled with fear or see frightening visions, semen passes out, think that the Kundalini Shakti has become active.

(c) When your posture becomes fixed, uddiyan, jalandhar, and moolbandhas comere vinvoluntarily, your tongue erts back or rises up towards the soft palate and the whole body becomes so active that you are unable to sit still, your hands and legs stretch out forcibly you ought to know that the Divine power of the goddess Kundalini has come into action.

(d) When your posture becomes fixed and sight is attracted towards the middle point of eyebrows, the eye balls begin to revolve, you get automatic kewal-kitmbhak, cessation of breath comes with no effort for inhaling or exhaling and the mind becomes vacant, void of all outward knowledge, understand that Mahamaya the first born Shakti, the goddess Kundalini has come into action. (e) When you feelcere bcurrents of Prana rising up your rum within you, automatic repetition of Aum starts and the mind experiences waves after waves of blissful beatitude, think the Universal Mother Kundalini has come into action.

(f) When different kinds of Nad become audible, in your spinal column you experience vibrations, feeling of bodily existence for the time being is lost, in other words you feel as if there is no body, everything looks vacant, your eyelids become closed and openelectric lnot in spite of your efforts, ike currents seem flowing up and down the nerves and you have convulsions, know that Mahamaya Kundalini has come into action.

(g) When with the closing of eyelids your body falls to the ground, or begins to rotate like a grinding stone and breath comes not out, the body squatted on floor crosslegged begins to jump from place to place like a frog, or moves from place to place, or lies down like one dead, hands may not be lifted even if so desired, you feel contraction of nerves, you feel as if your life is passing away, the body undergoes con- 104 vulsions like a dying fish, know that Yogamay a Kundalini has come into action.

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(h) When your mind gets influenced spiritually as if some spirit has taken possession of your body and under that influence different posturesper fofyogaareinvoluntarily ormed, without the leastincreas ipain or fatigue and you feel ngly buoyant, and simultaneously strange sort of breathing exercises start, think that the Divine power of Kundalini has come into action.

(i) When no sooner you have sat with eyes closed than in an instant the body begins to show activity of throwing out limbs forcibly, deformed sounds are loudly uttered, your speech begins to utter sounds like those of animals, birds and frogs or of a lion oi like those of jackals, dogs, tigers, fear inspiring and not pleasing to hear, understand that the Great Goddess Kundalini has come into action.

(j) When you feel vibiations of prana at different stations inside your body and feel itsatten tflow wherever you fix your ion and your nerves begin to show easy jerks like jerks of electricity as if passing through them, know that the Goddess Kundalini has come into action.

(k) When all day and night you feel within your body some activity of prana and whenever you concentrate your mind, your body at once begins to shake or begins tossing and your mind remains filled with joy and bliss at all times, even when at call of nature,cur revenduringsleepyoufeel ents of prana rising up in your sahasrar and even in dreams you experience Her presence, know that the joy-inspiring Kundalini has come into action.

(l) As soon as you sit for prayers your body begins to shake and in ecstasy of joy you begin to sing hymns in tones of music charming to hear and whose composition and poetry come out involuntarily, yourclap phandsgivingarhythmical ing, and you pronounce languages you know not, but the sound ecstasizes your mind, know that the Goddess of speech, Saraswati, has awakened into action.

(m) When you feel intoxicated without taking any drug, while walking your steps fall majestically or like one drunk Signs of an Awakened Kundalini

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and you are unable to do any other work and you like to remain mute and dislike speaking to or hearing others and you feel like one drunk of Divinity, know that your Atma Shakti Kundalini, the power of Self, has come into action.

(n) While walking, when your mind is filled with an impulse to walk faster and your feet begin to move a running, you feel your body light like air and do not feel fatigued even having walked long enough, you feel buoyant and joyful, you are not unhappy even in dreams, you can keep the balance of your mind undisturbed in all ups and downs, and you acquire an inexhaustible energy for work, know that Brahma Shakti Kundalini has come into action.

(o) When you are in meditation you see visions divine and fall in a dreamy state of mind, have divine smells, see divine figures, feel divine tastes, hear divine sounds and experience divine touch and receive instructions from Gods, then understand that the divine power of Kundalini has come into action.

(p) When you are in meditation, future unfolds its secrets to you or the hidden meaning of scriptures, Vedas and Vedanta shine on your understanding, all doubts vanish, you acquire an insight into the abstruse meaning of the works on spiritual science even at their first glance, you acquire strange powers of oratory and feel not the need of approaching even Brahma, the creator himself, forself cknowledge and you acquire onfidence, understand then that Kundalini the bestower of siddhis (occult poyrers) has come into action.

(q) When seated for meditation your sight becomes fixed on the mid of eyebrows, your tongue rises up for Khechari, breath stops altogether and mind plunges into the ocean of bliss, shambhavi mudra operates and you experience the pleasure of savikalpa samadhi, know that subtle power of Kundalini is in action.

(r) When at morning and evening hours punctually and automatically your body becomes charged with such of the divine influences, and body,over pmind and prana become owered by Her, know that the Goddess Kundalini is rightly functioning.

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