Friends, let’s meditate Kundalini a little bit. The Shiva-Ketaki story I had told in the previous post is a classic example of metaphors written in the Puranas. The Puranas are full of such metaphors. The subject presented with the help of metaphors is well understood, and well remembered. Most spiritual knowledge is outside the limits of the mind, and is the object of direct experience. Therefore, it is brought into the realm of mind by metaphors.
Brahma ran upwards and Lord Vishnu ran downwards to search for the ends of the aforesaid light pillar
In the aforesaid story we showed Vishnu moving upwards and Brahma going downwards. But the reality was the opposite. Well it doesn’t matter much. We can adapt metaphors to either side. The experience of truth remains the same. Metaphors cannot change the truth. Metaphors have no mathematics of their own. Metaphors are only made to explain the truth. In this contrasting position of metaphor we can mold the experience of truth in the following way. People of Brahma type because they get indiscriminate construction work done, so they get different higher realms as a result of their deeds. They do not attain the ultimate world like Sahasrara chakra, because they are enamored of the world. Therefore, they are unable to do Kundalini Yogasadhana. If they do, it is not quick fruitful. The rest is all right in the metaphor aforesaid. Similarly, Vishnu types symbolize humility, deep exploration, and contemplation of knowledge. They engage in the service of the oppressed people living in the lower realms. In them also comes the ego of nourishing and protecting the world. Yet they do not boast about their false bravado, nor do they beat their influence too much. Therefore he is said to be going into the lower worlds or lower chakras. For this reason, his Kundalini Yoga practice also does not succeed easily. The rest is all right in the metaphor.The real Tantric Kundalini Yogis are just like Lord Shiva. They have no concern about worldliness. They are blissful and joyful with their Kundalini. They awaken their Kundalini by not wasting their energy enhanced by tantric practice in the world. They do not run into wanting to get more. They get satisfied in what they get. Lord Shiva also has nothing except a tiger skin, a tiger carpet, a trident, a snake, a bull and Parvati Mata. He remains immersed in deep and joyful meditation while remaining happy in those things what he has naturally.
The flower of Ketaki is a symbol of people who do not recognize God even when they are with him
It is mentioned in the story that the white flower of Ketaki fell from the forehead of Lord Shiva, but he also did not know the beginning and end of that piller flame. People with a clean image like Ketaki are also like priests, who do not know God even after constantly staying in temples. The general public believes in them, so people of Brahma type take this advantage illegally. They make them sing their praises on the basis of money, and show that they know everything, that is, God. The rest is the same in the metaphor.