Kundalini Tantra appears slightly different from Patanjali Yoga as the mind zeroing is not the root goal in it.
Friends, Patanjali has said, Yogashchittavritti nirodha. Its literal meaning is, “yoga is blockade of mental waves”. This means that Patanjali would have attained awakening by vacating the mind, that is, through Vipassana. He might had achieved Kundalini awakening by accident or through a sudden and strong effort. What happened that with continuous Kundalini meditation, the work of Vipassana continued. Old ideas began to emerge and becoming dim before the Kundalini. They kept on disappearing and the void kept increasing. When there is absolute zero, suddenly the energy ascending from the mooladhara is felt as samadhi. This is Kundalini awakening. In this, the help of Tantric sexual power and other tantric methods was not taken. I have also mentioned this in a previous post that when due to some emotional shock the mind suddenly becomes emptiness through thoughtlessness, then suddenly the river of energy from Muladhara rises through the back to the Sahasrara. The same thing happened to me for the first time, which I have already described. There is nothing mystical or wondrous in this. This is a pure scientific phenomenon. That is why this incident would not have been bound by the boundaries of religion and lifestyle. It can happen with anyone. Just as lightning emanates from the clouds and falls on the ground due to the increase of the potential difference or energy difference between the cloud and the earth, so it happens between the brain or the sahasrara and the muladhara. When energy is accumulated in the Muladhara through Tantra Yoga, and when due to some mental shock or emotional shock, the energy of the brain suddenly decreases, then electricity falls from the Muladhara to the Sahasrara. That electricity passes through the center of the spinal cord. This is called the awakening of Sushumna or Kundalini awakening. That mental shock can come from being victim of infidelity, deceit, trouble, frustration, etc. That energy awakens the thought of the mind, that is, it creates samadhi. So this means that Kundalini yoga should be done daily. Do you know when a state of mental shock will arise? The possibility of awakening from this will be more only when all the chakras especially the Muladhara chakra are energetic. At the same time, Kundalini yoga will also keep all the nadis or channels open, which will facilitate the movement of energy. The special thing about Kundalini is that it’s created and strengthened so that zero can be easily attained. What happens with Kundalini yoga is that Kundalini is more effective than all other thoughts. This means that Kundalini becomes associated with all thoughts. As soon as the Kundalini is destroyed by a mental shock, all the thoughts associated with it are also destroyed immediately. If there is no Kundalini, then it becomes almost impossible to destroy all the hundreds of different thoughts. That is why it is said that awakening comes only to those whose Kundalini is activated. Same happened with me. I was doing Kundalini Yoga for many years. Then there was an online meeting with old classmates. I became very happy. Then for some reason I felt infidelity towards myself which caused a strange mental and emotional trauma to me. That mental state was full of joy and emptiness. I felt as if the Kundalini working since so many years was being destroyed. I became empty, and lightheaded. The potential difference between Mooladhara and Sahasrara increased greatly because my Mooladhara chakra was already very active with Kundalini Yoga. I felt a dazzling streak of energy running up my spine and connected to the Sahasrara. There was also an impression of a slight awakening, not a complete one. Although I was half asleep at that time, and in the same state of somnolence, I felt emotional tears pouring out of my eyes during the night. The momentary enlightenment was also obtained from this type of emptiness once upon a time near my teenage stage of life. But I do not find this method of emptiness suitable for a person living in the world. This makes the man like an escapist. I don’t even think this is a scientific method. Emptiness is felt by many people, but samadhi or awakening is felt by very few people. People try to achieve a state of emptiness even from intoxication. My first method of awakening sounds like emptiness to people, but that too was not completely emptiness. That too was an all-round tantric method. Although that was a little less tantric than the second awakening method. Whenever I was inclined towards awakening, or I used to remember awakening, even the most so called scholars used to think of me as an escapist person and make me a victim of mental boycott, let alone the common man. I do not know why people consider awakening to be zero. This is due to the neglect of Tantra Science. Now tantra science seems to be lost to me. According to the basic principle of tantra science, both awakening and worldliness run together with proper quality and with proper speed. It is very similar to Karma Yoga.
I don’t know why I feel deep inside that the emptiness method of kundalini tantra is like a coward’s way. I don’t know why it seems to me like a method of the beggar and the helpless. For this you have to live with the help of others. When someone gives emotional trauma, then there will be awakening. Can’t even thank him for the emotional trauma he inflicted. Strange concept. Maybe I think so, because everyone’s body structure is different. These are my own thoughts, and have arisen on my own experience. I am not presenting any theory. When a man is beaten from all sides, then only emptiness will be felt, and there will be awakening. Being beaten up means emotional trauma inflicted by someone. There is no difference between the two. Rather, emotional trauma is worse than physical beating, because it causes beating to the depths of the mind and soul. It is because of this beating principle that this proverb has become popular, “Whose there is no one, there is his God”. In this way man also harms his body too often. He does not take balanced diet, does not lead a balanced life. He suppresses the body a lot. This is so that the effect of emotional trauma is maximum. Be more, he becomes more and more void. Because if a man gains strength from a powerful life, he will move here and there to escape from emptiness. This method is like extracting a diamond from a coal mine. This is the way I see mostly popular. I think this method works only in special circumstances, but people have made it general. Actually it is the goal or the end, but people have made it a means. This void is generated by itself in the peak state of cultivation, but people do it by creating it willfully without doing spiritual practice. Actually it’s like a virtual zero, not a real zero, but people try to prepare a real zero for themselves as a nest to sit in. It is like a luminous, blissful, conscious and Kundalini-filled void, but many people mock it as dark, sad, and inert void without having Kundalini. This void lasts for a very short time and is destroyed by awakening, but people keep it constant and lock their mind as well as senses as if in a locked room. Rarely will you find awakened by it even by searching. Secondly, even people awakened with the Tantric Kundalini method of heroics and kings are rarely seen by me. Because people don’t practice it in proper way and openly. There remains doubt in their mind always. Doubtful being perishes. In this method, their ordinary everyday practical life is not brought down, but the Kundalini is raised so much by the Tantric power, that the whole material life in front of it becomes like a void. It is like fading of a lamp in front of the sun. Then material life doesn’t matter much. There is no need of becoming actual zero. There are only two ways to make the Kundalini-Sun shine over and above the world lamp. Either extinguish the world-lamp in front of weak kundalini sun, or make the Kundalini-sun shine so much that the world-lamp becomes faint. With this, physical and social life also progresses simultaneously. This is because Shakti does everything, physical as well as spiritual. To tell my point, I was very active in the worldly life during my kundalini yoga and Kundalini awakening. I did not run towards any cave in the forest for Kundalini awakening. I was reading a famous book on Kundalini by a famous yogi. In it he says that he left the metropolis and practiced meditation for many months in the deserted and terrible forest of the Himalayas. At last he saw in his mind a clear picture of a spider weaving a web. When he opened his eyes, it was the same scene outside. Then he would write that after completing his sadhana, he came to his home. Although it was very high level of concentration, but there was no mention of Kundalini and Kundalini awakening in the completion of sadhana, for which that book was basically written. Don’t know what was the perfection of that sadhana? So much struggle to see spider webbing through mind? I am not criticizing anyone here, but I am putting forth the facts. Spiritual growth also stops when one does not scrutinize facts for fear that it may become a criticism of others. Similarly another gentleman writes in his famous Kundalini book that he used to do Kundalini sadhana in a lonely, deserted dark room in ruins. Several months later he felt an egg-like cracking at the base of the back and a luminous fluid rising up the center of the back. With this experience the Kundalini book ends. Although it was an amazing experience, but nothing was concluded about Kundalini and Kundalini awakening, for which that book was appearing dedicated externally. I was walking shoulder to shoulder with a fully developed and civilized society during the glimpse of my Kundalini awakening. I was following my worldly duties and responsibilities as earlier. Enjoying state-of-the-art facilities. In a state-of-the-art vehicle, I with my family was enjoying the tour of state-of-the-art routes and places. The family governed by my love would often go on long drives to watch high quality movies on the state-of-the-art big screen. We enjoyed the views of both natural and artificial nature to the fullest. What more, I was fully participating in international Kundalini forum. Now, what can be more worldliness than these all. I have never felt alienated from the colorful world. Didn’t even feel much affection together. Along with the dazzling world, Kundalini was also kept shining the most by tantric power. Due to this, the whole shining world remained faded in front of the non-dualistic Kundalini that was shining fully. From Advaita everything seemed the same. Perhaps driving and touring also has some contribution in creating Advaita. Kundalini was staying always in the brain. It seemed that everything was inside the Kundalini. This does not mean that Kundalini awakening takes place only by such indulgence. I am just giving example. You can call the first or emptiness method of kundalini awakening as the negative pressure method. This means that the vacuum of emptiness in it sucks the kundalini energy upwards. It’s like sucking up the juice through a straw, or the vacuum cleaner sucking up the dust. Similarly, the second tantric method of Kundalini awakening can be called as positive pressure method. This means that the Kundalini is pumped forcefully from the bottom to the top with the help of tantric forces. It is as if the river water is pumped up to the top of the hill by an electric motor pump. Many people make a balanced use of both methods. They also create a little void in the brain, and provide additional force to propel the Kundalini energy up from the Mooladhara as well, through a tantric-powered Kundalini pump. Perhaps this was my way of getting glimpse of Kundalini awakening. I got little virtual void through nondual lifestyle. That’s why it happened so easily. Of course it was a ten second glimpse of Kundalini awakening, but it was Kundalini awakening. There is essentially no difference between a liter of water and five liters of water. That glimpse didn’t end because I didn’t deserve it or I longed too much for it. I intentionally ended that glimpse myself. This is because I did not want to enter the transcendental dimension. I was disheartened from my previous experience. There is no respect for this dimension nowadays. Such a man is considered a lunatic and an escapist. The scientific and progressive thinking of such a man is suppressed by the over orthodox and over materialistic notions of different types together. People with such notions and beliefs understand that this or that attained awakening just while sleeping in the dark pit. They don’t understand that this man has to go through many physical struggles for it. This being has received the title of zero when it has achieved the top material and social achievements, and it is ready to enter the progressive material world again, but with awakening. In fact, awakening is such a strange transcendental dimension, which is not visible to anyone, only the void is visible. Similarly, most of the people do not know that the Kundalini which is necessary for spiritual development, the same Kundalini is also necessary for material development. If the joy of awakening comes from the Kundalini, then material enjoyment and luxury is also available with the help of Kundalini. They continue to feel Kundalini, because no one can deny their experience. But they do not know in detail about it. It is as if a person ignorant of sugar can feel its sweetness, but he does not know about it in detail, such as what is the color and shape of sugar, where it came from, how it is made, how it works, what are its benefits, and where else is it used. After awakening, a man’s even own dearest people become aliens to him. Because he’s transformed. No one understands the depth of the heart of such a man. In many cases even best friends become best enemies. Man takes revolutionary steps by the hand of divine power. He’s not an angry revolutionist in fact, but a rebellion, a peaceful social worker. But the ordinary people consider him revolutionist for their attitude is like that. One should read difference between revolutionist and rebellion by Osho for details. There is always a danger to life. I myself have experienced these after my first awakening. Even after doing so much, if your people become alien, then what is the use? That’s why we should have full fun in this world openly. The more foolish one is, the happier he is in this world. Only fool is free of transformative shocks. He has all his own. Balance of materialism and spiritualism is the best. Middle path is the best. These are my own views, that’s why I am writing on my personal blog. This is not a story telling or preaching blog. I think the Kundalini method with negative pressure is for those who are weak, sick, old, powerless and away from worldliness. The method of Kundalini sadhana with positive pressure is for those who are strong, healthy, young, energetic and immersed in worldliness.
The real and scientific method is tantric Kundalini meditation. In this, not the emptiness of thoughts, but the high intensity of thoughts (Kundalini thoughts/pictures) is used to raise the energy-river of Muladhara. So it is a humane and loving way. This is a practical and secular method, which is suitable for everyone. This method is best for materialistic type of people. On the other hand, the method of emptiness seems like a wild way. I think that perhaps the nature of some Hindus must have been escapist due to the misunderstanding of this basic sutra of Ashtanga Yoga of Rishi Patanjali. Although both methods are Kundalini driven,There is a small important difference, which people cannot easily see. In the Kundalini method of emptiness, emptiness is created from the Kundalini. It takes a lot of time. It also does not resort to tantric sexual force. This is a pure Ashtanga Yoga or Raja Yoga method. In the Tantric Kundalini method, the Kundalini is strengthened so much by giving Tantric sexual force that the Kundalini bypasses the void and directly draws the energy-river of Muladhara up to the Sahasrara. That is why Tantric Kundalini awakening is always experienced starting from Kundalini. Awakening with emptiness can be triggered by any thought or picture, although most often begins with the Kundalini, and the Kundalini plays a greater role because of its habit of meditating. During the awakening of Tantric Kundalini, a man is having fun in the world, and is roaming around. But during Kundalini awakening with emptiness, he is lonely, retired, and depressed in the eyes of the world. It is not easy for a social being to create emptiness. If it is born, it is not easy to maintain it, because it is not that one can be awakened as soon as emptiness is born. I think that this void sadhana is also responsible for the slowing down of material and intellectual development in Hinduism. Patanjali’s notion of blocking Chitavritti or thought wave, or the cessation of thoughts of the mind, would have led people to imply that the less use of the mind, the quicker and better the awakening. But they may not have understood Patanjali’s esoteric idea, according to which Kundalini practice itself creates emptiness, no need to deliberately hold the mind hostage. In Patanjali Yoga, an attempt is made to brighten the Kundalini picture by increasing the darkness of the background scenery of the mind with mind restraining methods like Yama-Niyama etc. To give additional energy to Kundalini, there is no provision for the consumption of energy-dense substances such as tantric Panchamkaras. Whereas in tantric Kundalini yoga additional energy is provided to extra shine the Kundalini and also to increase the brightness of the background scene. Simultaneously, the brightness of the background scene is also transferred over the Kundalini by tantric techniques. This does not affect the worldly luxuries either. However, it’s a universal truth that something is better than nothing. I mean, in whatever human way awakening is available, it should be grabbed.