Friends, in the previous post I had told about a story of Shivpuran (a Hindu spiritual and metaphorical mythology), which is the basis of the mystery of Tantra Shastra. It is called the story of Ketki flower. In this post I will explain that story in depth.
What is story of Ketki flower
According to Shivpuran, once there was a quarrel between Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. Lord Brahma said that he has created the whole world, so he is the greatest. On the other hand, Lord Vishnu started saying that he is the one who maintains and protects the whole world, so he is the greatest. When their quarrel caused uproar, an astrological column appeared between them. There was a voice from sky that the one who will first find its ends, is the biggest. Lord Vishnu walked upwards, and Lord Brahma went downwards. But both could not find the end of it and returned empty handed. Vishnu narrated the true story of his failure to Brahma, but Brahma started lying to Lord Vishnu. Brahma said that he came back after touching its end. Brahma presented the white flower of Ketaki as a witness. Then Lord Shiva appeared there, angry with this lie. He said that he is the eldest and no one other than him has known its beginning and end. Angered by Ketki’s lies, Shiva cursed him that he would never be included in their worship. Together, Brahma was also cursed that he would not have a temple anywhere, nor would he be worshiped.
Tantric Mystery of Shiva-Ketaki Story
Brahma and Ketki flowers symbolize tantric subject
In fact the above narrative is metaphoric, and is pointing towards the excellency of Kundalini yoga over all. Brahma is the symbol of those who are damaging nature by indiscriminate construction work. Businessmen, politicians and fake religious leaders who use egoism are that type people. People who perform religious rituals like Rajoguni Yajna etc. are also included in this. Arrogance arises in them, and they start thinking of themselves as the greatest. They have no shortage of funds, so they buy people and journalists with respectable and clean image in the society. The white flower of Ketaki is a symbol of such people. They make such people sing their full glory, and ignore the real God and become God themselves. That is why insidious people with such clean and white image could not please Lord Shiva. To make them happy, one has to be naive like a child. That is why Shiva is also called Bholenath or Bhole Baba. Tantriks are also naive. The above people with Brahma-like image also do not get true respect from people. Out of fear of his influence, people give him false respect. Just as Lord Brahma searches for the lower end of the pillar, similarly that type people have more inclination towards the bottom, that is, Tamoguna. Tamogun may express as uncontrolled consumption of alcohol, meat, etc. They are Rajoguni just like Brahma. Rajoguna is more inclined towards Tamogun. They reach to the very lower realms or chakras, but they do not reach the lowest world, that is, the Muladhar Chakra. This simply means that they do not wake up Kundalini on the Muladhara Chakra. If the Kundalini is awakened even on the mooladhara chakra, it goes straight up to Sahasrara, penetrating all the chakras or realms, and awakens there too. But only tantric people can do this, not ordinary people.
Lord Narayana is the symbol of public servants and donators
Some people of the society are directly connected to the service of the public. Among them, servants and donators are the main ones. People who perform sattvic rituals etc. are also included in these. People doing many types of mental meditation practices are also like this. Although they are naive, they still cannot find the end of the astrological pillar. They move upwards on the pillar, because they are Sattvaguni. There are no defects of mind inside them. Ego is also less in them. They go to very high abodes or chakras, but do not reach the highest abode or sahasrara. This means that they too cannot awaken Kundalini. Then Shiva said that he only knows this. Together he said that he is the biggest. It simply means that only the tantric devotees of Shiva are able to awaken their Kundalini.
Jyotirmaya or luminous Pillar is symbol of Sushumna channel and different abodes of different chakras
In fact, the whole world is inhabited inside our own human body, according to “Yatpinde Tatbrahmande”. The same has been proved scientifically in the book in Hindi “shareervigyan darshan – ek adhunik Kundalini Tantra (ek yogi ki premkatha)”. The various upper and lower abodes which are said in the story are the chakras located in the backbone of our body. The light pillar is the spinal cord. It is also in the form of a shining sensation. It passes from Muladhara Chakra i.e. the lowest abode to Sahasrar Chakra i.e. the highest lok or abode. Many types of abodes i.e. Chakra come in between. Its short form is Linga or lingam or Vajra. That is the most important part of that pillar, because the light emanating column is produced there.