Friends, Happy Chhath festival to all of you. I was mentioning in a recent blog article that the spiritual culture of Hindu festivals is the worship of nature, and is against environmental pollution. According to sources, just 2-3 days ago when some women stood in the middle of the waters of Yamuna river in Delhi to offer arghya or holy water to the sun god to worship the sixth goddess or goddess chhathi, the world came to know about the real pollution of Yamuna. The waters of the Yamuna were black, and there was so much white foam floating on it that they looked like mountains of ice floating in the middle of the polar sea. Needless to say that now the efforts to clean Yamuna have started in full swing. But in order to get this done, the work of whistleblower was unknowingly done by those Hindu traditionalist women who risked their lives to enter the poisonous river to honor and worship nature. Some so-called modern people may call them orthodox and superstitious, but they have done what the great modernists and rationalists seldom dare. This is a small example. There seems to be inferior look towards nature loving Hinduism, that is why nature seems to be going towards destruction. I am not taking the side of any particular religion here, nor I’m opposing any tradition, but I am describing and analyzing the true incident which has happened.
King Himachal is the symbol of the mind and his kingdom the body
It is told in the Shiv Purana that King Himachal invited all his relative-mountains and rivers for the marriage festival of Shiva-parvati. He stored different types of food. There was decoration all around. He distributed many amenities to all the people of his state. The people of his entire kingdom were pleased with him. The chief sages were sent to Kailash to meet Shiva with an invitation for marriage. Actually, King Himachal and his palace are the brain. Kailash is the Sahasrara Chakra. The land or earth itself is the kingdom of King Himachal. It is the whole body. Anyway, the mountain is called Bhubhrit. It means the one who maintains or supports or nourishes the earth. The mind or brain sustains the body. King Himachal calls all the rivers his palace, meaning the brain attracts the energy of all the nadis or channels of the body towards itself. He also invites all the mountains, that is, the main center of the brain expresses the supreme sensation of Kundalini awakening by gathering sensation-force from all other smaller centres of the brain. This is the marriage of Shiva, and this is what is said to be the joining of various mountains in the marriage of Shiva. Parvatraj Himachal stores various food grains, meaning the brain draws all the energy of the body towards itself. Food is energy, energy is food. Food is eaten only to get life energy. That’s why it is said that food is life or prana. The people of the entire state of Himachal are filled with joy and happiness, which means that when the brain is full of energy, then such chemicals are released from it, which benefit the whole body. Such equivalence between the body and the universe is best depicted in the book Physiology Philosophy or Sharirvigyan darshan. On the day of Shiva marriage, all the people of the state join the abode of various pleasures, and enjoy various luxuries to the fullest. This means that the blood circulation throughout the body increases on the day of Kundalini awakening. What was the need of the sages to write in such detail a simple marriage like a common man, because they themselves were celibate or unmarried and many used to do penance in the forests while staying away from the household. Kundalini has parents, but Shiva doesn’t have. Shiva is self born, that’s why called as Shambhu. It is evident from this that it’s not an ordinary worldly marriage. Kundalini awakening has been described as Shiva marriage, so that even the common people bound in the household can understand it and get its benefit easily.
The highest palace of the state of Himachal is Sahasrar, where only the married couple of Shiva-Shakti can reside permanently
As above, the Saptarishis or seven great sages were sent to Kailash along with marriage invitation letter to Shiva. Kailash is the Sahasrara Chakra. There is the abode of Shiva in the form of non-dualism. In fact, after the prana rising, the energy-river of the body flows only towards Sahasrar. It is natural that with the power of that energy, beautiful pictures keep up appearing in the Sahasrar region with non-duality and joy. It is also natural that most of those pictures are also made of those people or things with which Advaita Bhava or spiritual spirit is associated. This is because a person wants to go to the same area which is favorable to him or is similar to him. Who can be more non-dual or spiritual than the seven great sages. That is why those spiritual objects or persons are shown as Saptarishis. Well it can be any spiritual object like Guru, temple priest, temple, cow, Ganga etc. These things go close to Shiva, and also inspire him to become one with Kundalini, but these are not able to become one with Shiva themselves. This is shown by Shiva purana as an invitation to Shiva for his marriage. Whom to marry, Kundalini. Due to not being able to unite with Shiva, these are shown coming back after giving invitation. No one can stay for long in Sahasrara without complete Union with Shiva. Spiritual images visiting for few moments in Sahasrara have to come back to general lower areas of brain. Kundalini is able to remain continuously with Shiva in Kailash as a result of being one with Shiva or being awakened. Meaning that after Kundalini awakening, the experience of Kundalini connected with one’s soul continues throughout his life in the Sahasrara Chakra. This is the main quality of Kundalini awakening that leads a man to salvation.
It is Pran who creates the marriage of Shiva-Shakti in Sahasrar
Then it comes that Vishwakarma made wonderful and divine marriage pavilions, buildings and courtyards for the marriage ceremony of Shiva. Inertial sculptures looked like living things, and living things looked like sculptures. There was a feeling of land in the water and of the water in the land. Actually, due to the existence of profound prana in Sahasrara around Kundalini awakening, everything seems wonderful and divine. There is a state of great joy. There is peace all around. Advaita Bhava is near the peak, and reaches its peak during Kundalini awakening. Everything seems the same. The distinction ends. It is not a stupor like intoxication, but full of supreme consciousness and bliss. This spiritual sentiment is depicted here in the form of the above interesting story. Water to land or land to water, means the end to experience of distinction between water and land. The appearance of the nonliving as the living and the living being seen as the nonliving, means there should be a similarity between the nonliving and the living. Everywhere was thoroughly cleaned and well swept. This means that real and complete purity is experienced in Sahasrar itself. Clean as much as you want from outside, if there is no prana life in Sahasrar, then everything looks dirty. For this reason, spiritual places smeared with cow dung feel very sacred, because the Sahasrar Chakra is filled with prana life due to the influence of spirituality. Even the neat cleanliness of the costly buildings, where there is a lot of fighting and quarrels, is not liked, and there is a suffocation. On the contrary, a hut of grass that is covered with cow dung and occupied by a spiritual sage also looks very attractive and blissful.