Friends, in the previous post I was sharing some spiritual secrets related to nose and Ida-pingala. I remembered a mythological story related to this, so thought that in this post, let’s try to make its yoga-based revelation. It is said that in the olden days, the demon Hiranyaksha stole the earth and hid it deep inside the ocean. Distressed by this, all the gods took Brahma along with them to Lord Vishnu and obtained a promise of help from him. Only then a small pig came out of Brahma’s nose. Actually Lord Vishnu had taken the form of that boar. As soon as he saw it, it grew up and entered the sea. There he saw the demon Hiranyaksha hiding in the depths and started fighting with him. In no time, he killed Hiranyaksha and by extending both his long and sharp edged molars one at each corner of mouth forward he picked up the earth along with the Vedas and balanced the round earth on them. Then he came over the ocean and he set the earth in place. Even then Lord Varah was not getting calm. Lord Shiva pacified him by taking an avatar.
Yoga based mystical analysis of Varaha Avatar story
By meditating on the nostrils and especially on the breath coming in and out of the nostrils, the rising energy shifts to the central line that’s in the way of the Sushumna Nadi. It is said that the boar came out through the exhaled breath going out of the nasika. By paying attention to the outgoing breath, the energy descends through the front channel, and penetrates all the chakras and reaches the Muladhara. This is Varaha’s going under the sea to reach Patal Lok. Even if Muladhara is considered as an ocean instead of Patal Lok, then the lowest rung of the ocean of the world is Muladhar, because the whole world is settled in different chakras. Probably it has been called sea because the reservoir of water in the form of semen comes under Muladhar area only, where shakti is hidden as subconscious mind. Hiranyaksha means ignorance in the form of duality. Hiranya means gold, Aksha means eye. The one who has respect for gold i.e. prosperity in his eyes, and behind it who is blinded by duality, he is Hiranyaksha. Due to this, Kundalini Shakti hides in the darkness of Mooladhara, that is, it sleeps. Means the shakti of the thoughts of the mind becomes unmanifested in the form of subconscious thoughts and gets buried in the base chakra. It’s the kundalini sleeping there. Along with that mental world, the Vedas also get buried in the Muladhar, because pure and sattvaguni or light-full conducts and thoughts are in the form of Vedas. After reaching Muladhar, shakti starts turning upwards passing through the back. Shakti prefers Ida and Pingala to rise, mostly try to rise through Ida Nadi, as there is less blockage in it. Sometimes the energy starts swinging alternately in Ida and Pingala for a few moments in each. In such a situation, by keeping attention on the Ajna Chakra also, the energy stays in the Sushumna too for a few moments in between. Ida and Pingala are shown metaphorically as the two sharp teeth on both sides of Varaha’s mouth. The Sushumna Nadi or Ajna Chakra is the round earth balanced on top of those two teeth. The chakra is also round like earth. Sushumna has been called earth because all the experiences of the world take place in the brain, nowhere outside, and energy is transmitted to the brain only through the Sushumna nadi. Varah is the Kundalini-Purush i.e. meditation image. This is the meditation of Lord Vishnu. Like Vishnu, he is also shown in quadrilateral form with conch, chakra, mace, padma, one thing in each hand. That is why it is said that Lord Vishnu incarnated in the form of a boar. The boar has been chosen for the metaphor because it is the boar that digs the ground in search of its shakti hidden in the form of food in the depths. That is why the earth is dear to the boar. That’s why he even enters the sea to bring it up. In order to get the sleeping or suppressed earth or shakti in the form of mind, he gropes and digs the muladhara and carries up it with the teeth in the form of Ida and Pingala channels. Then by balancing it in the form of Sushumna, it brings it out of the water that’s nadi or channel as it also flows like water, and restores it to its original place. Its real place is the Sahasrara of the brain, because that is the center of all experiences. Sushumna Nadi also goes directly from Muladhar to Sahasrar straight up. With this, the thoughts buried in the subconscious mind start coming back to experience, and starts merging into the blissful emptiness of the Self. Means cleansing happens. Means sleeping shakti in the form of subconscious thoughts starts waking up. This is Vipassana. Vipassana can be done in any part of the brain, except the Sahasrara, as it requires less energy. In Sahasrar, only the Kundalini picture is meditated upon, which is in the form of an idol or a Guru or a transcendental body etc. This picture feels almost like a real physical form with practice, that is why it takes much more energy than Vipassana. Although it happens in Sahasrara only, but due to less energy, it appears outside. The less energy a thought has, the further away it seems from the Sahasrara. By the way, the place of the soul has been described as Sahasrar. If someone starts awakening the image of a common man in Sahasrar, then he will reach him or her automatically while walking in his sleep at night. Then how will meditation happen? Then all the gods and sages are happy and praise Lord Varah with folded hands. Anyway, the purpose of all these is to remove the living beings from the beginning less suffering in the form of birth and death, which is only possible in the Sahasrar Chakra in the form of awakening, that is why they are happy. To pacify or kill the boar by Shivji means that Yogi left the fascination of Kundalini and became a non-dual Tantrik like Shiva. Anyway, the principle is that after the awakening of the Kundalini, the non-dual tantra is the supreme understanding, which Osho Maharaj also explains to the world in the form of one of his books, “tantra- a supreme understanding “..