One has to make cordial relations with Kundalini for a very long time to activate and awaken it. Most likely it is very hard in a single lifetime. It is therefore necessary that Kundalini be remembered by one since his birth. Even when a man is in the womb of the mother, then he must start getting subtle impression of kundalini meditation. Ishtadev (favored god) has been conceptualized to make it possible. Ishtdeva is always the same for all. From this, in the family that believes in that god, the habit of meditating on him continues to grow throughout the long series of generations. That is why it is easy for the people of Shaiva Sampradaya (Shiva-creed) to meditate on the same form of Shiva. By the same meditation, Shiva, who settles in a Shaiva people’s heart, he can become their own Kundalini, which can eventually become alive as a Kundalini-awakening. If Shiva were not given a definite form by the visionary sages, then the meditation of Shiva would not progressively increase and would be interfered repeatedly.
Suppose, a man would have considered Shiva as longhaired, and his son would have considered Shiva as short haired, what would happen? In this way, the son did not receive the meditation earned by his father. He collects his own meditation from the beginning, making him a little profit. The benefit that he would get, it would be that in his life, in a small quantity, non-duality and non-attachment would arise. Then he would not get Kundalini awakening due to tremendous non-attachment and non-duality.
Dev Shankar is the most important among the deities. That is why he is called great Lord, being the Lord of Lords. He has been given a definite form. The necklace of the snake is there in his neck. He has lengthy hair on his head. The half moon is seated on his head. The Ganga River is coming out from his head-hair. There are three parallel lines marked with sandalwood and ash on his forehead, which is called Tilak. It is also called Tripund. The third eye is also seen open at many places in his mid eyebrow. He is covered with ash. He has a trident in one hand, and in one hand, he has a damaru (a special single handed drum). He rides a bull. He wears the tiger’s skin, and does not wear any other clothes. He is beautiful. His facial look and texture are balanced and free of error. His face is vibrant and attractive. His body is soft, muscular, strong and balanced. He has a facial complexion of medium white color. His movements are full of advaita (non-duality), non-attachment, and quietness.
Likewise, other deities and goddesses have also been given certain shapes and sizes. Along with these, they have also been given certain quotes and ethics. Ganesha has been described as a mouse rider, a laddoo (a type of sweet) lover, and having an elephant face. Similarly, nine different Goddesses have also been given different introduction.
According to this principle, making your ancestor or family elderly (grandfather etc.) as your master is more beneficial. Because a person is acquainted with him since his birth and is very cordial with him, so it is the easiest to put him in mind. Then the same mental idol (mental picture) made out of him becomes active and awakened by becoming a Kundalini with constant practice.
God-idol is associated with old friends, acquaintances and ancestors. When someone reconnects to those contemporary deities of those acquaintances, then the memories of those familiar beings are re-opened. The most effectively remembered being of them could emerge in the form of permanent remembrance (Kundalini) with the repeated practice. In science, it is called conditioned reflex. According to this, when two objects have sat together in the mind, then both objects are joined together. Whenever an object is remembered, then the other thing associated with it is remembered by itself. It is just like that biological phenomenon, when a cow starts letting down her milk on seeing her calf. In this way, god-statues work as social conditioners or social links. They play an important role in maintaining the memory of loved ones and acquaintances. This same principle applies in relation to all other prescribed religious laws. Although idols are main in it, because they are human, beautiful, easy to be accessible, unrivaled, and attractive.
If one does not notice direct benefit from idol worship, even then a good habit of meditation and deep feeling is formed with help of it. It helps in the overall growth of humanity. The same happened to Premyogi vajra, that is why he could get glimpse forms of Enlightenment and Kundalini awakening. Actually, deities were worshipped in their pure natural form in Vedic period. Later on, many of these deities were personified in human form with ongoing social reforms, Which is also based on scientific philosophy.
Natural things are non-dual and detached in their inherent internal form. That is why a blissful peace is felt at natural places. Actually, god idols are the miniaturized models of the vast nature for it is scriptural and also scientifically proved by “Shareervigyan darshan” that everything external is situated inside the human body. These tiny models have been designed for the confined home environment.
Now it comes about religion-change. Based on the above facts, we should never sacrifice our religion. Because of the change of religion, the memories of the familiar ones that are associated with one’s home religion are lost, and so the good opportunities for Kundalini-growth are missed by hand. A saying in this regard also comes in the scriptures, “Shreyo Swadharmo Vigunopi, Paradharmo Bhayavaha”. That is, even though one’s own religion is of low quality, then too it provides welfare, but the religion of others is so frightening. It does not mean that one should be strictly religious or religious extremist, or should not accept other religions. Rather it means that while accepting all the human religions, one’s own religion should be made the main one. It should be kept in mind that this does not apply to yoga, because yoga is not a particular religion. Yoga is a spiritual psychology, which is an integral part of all the religions.
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