Kundalini Shakti and Shiva unite to give birth to the wisdom named Kartikeya, who destroyed the darkness of ignorance named Tarakasur

Happy Dussehra to all my friends

Friends, according to the Shiva Purana, Lord Shiva, distraught in the separation of Sati, sat down to meditate on the peak of the Himachal (part of Himalaya), where the Ganges river descends. Because of the Ganges, that place is very holy. He started diverting his mind from Sati and engaged himself in the practice of yoga. When Mountain king Himachal came to know about his arrival, he went to meet Shiva with his family and members, and attended his service. Shiva told him that he wanted to do penance there in solitude, so no one should come to meet him. Parvatraj announced in his kingdom that whoever tries to meet Shiva will be given a harsh scepter. But Parvati wanted to serve him, so she insisted on going to Shiva from her father Himalaya. The exhausted Himachal took Parvati back to Shiva, and prayed for Parvati to accept her service. Shiva said that he is engaged in meditation yoga, so what is the work of a woman. Women are fickle by nature, and disturb the attention of even the biggest yogis. Then he said that he is always situated beyond nature in his ecstasy and void form. On this Parvati told him that he could not live beyond nature. Without nature, he cannot even speak, then why is he talking big things. If he is beyond nature and he already is everything, then why is he doing penance on this Himalayan peak. Nature cannot harm the one who is beyond nature, then why is he afraid of it. Shiva liked this reasoning, and he allowed Parvati to do his daily service with her sakhis or she friends. Shiva used to remain unattached to Parvati’s gesture. There was never any desire in his mind. However, he only saw Parvati in his meditation. He felt that his ex-wife Sati had appeared in the form of Parvati. Knowing this good opportunity, the gods and sages sent Kamadeva to create lust in Shiva’s mind. They wanted to make Urdhvreta (a man with upward semen flow) Shankar a chyutreta (a man with downward semen flow to outside to be wasted). The gods and sages were troubled by the demon Tarakasura. He was to be killed at the hands of the son of Shiva- Parvati. That is why they wanted to get Shiva and Parvati married. Shiva first became enamored of Parvati, and began to describe her appearance with sensuality. Then as soon as he started putting his hands inside Parvati’s clothes, and because of her feminine nature, Parvati started smiling shyly running away, he got the idea of his God form, and he went back repenting of his actions. Then his eyes went to Cupid standing nearby. Kamadeva himself was consumed by the furious effulgence of Shiva’s third eye. Shiva wanted that only when Parvati’s pride or arrogance is over, he will have a love affair with her. That’s what happened. As soon as Parvati’s ego was destroyed, Shiva adopted her and from their mutual love, Kartikeya was born, who grew up and killed the demon Tarakasur. Tarakasur had taken the gods and rishis hostage. He used to get the gods to do things of his own free will. In fact, he had asked Brahma for a boon that he should not die at the hands of anyone except the son of Shiva. He knew that Shiva is the real God beyond nature, why would he marry.

Demystifying the the above metaphorical story of Shiva-Parvati marriage

God is also desperate to meet the soul. Being alone, he gets bored. If it were not so, there would be no evolution. In order to meet the soul, he starts doing penance while sitting in the sahasrar of the living being’s body. He neither eats nor drinks anything. He just remains silently meditating on his true natural form. This is what Shiva has to do penance there. The body of the living being is the Himalaya Mountain, and the mind of the living being, that is, Kundalini, is Sati or Parvati. Due to the effect of his penance and yoga, he does not get disturbed for her even after being so close to his beloved Sati. Sushumna is the river Ganges here, which keeps on energizing the Sahasrar by giving it a huge amount of energy carried up from muladhar. The soul of the living being here also is the mountain king Himalaya or Himachal. In this way, the meeting of the soul with God keeps happening in between, but there is no complete meeting. It is written in this form that Shiva refused to meet anyone there. Meeting here means complete meeting. Perfect union between two can be possible only when both are of similar nature. If Shiva will meet the common man completely, then it is natural that his penance will be disturbed, because the common man does not do penance, and is full of many faults. That is why the soul keeps its mind and its senses entangled in the outside world by itself, and does not allow these to go towards Sahasrar to meet Shiva. These mind, senses and pranas are the residents of King Himachal. Even if they ever go towards Sahasrar by mistake, they feel dark. This darkness is the harsh punishment given to them by Parvatraj Himachal. But the Kundalini picture in the mind wants to go to Sahasrar again and again to meet Shiva. This is Parvati. The most powerful picture of the mind is the Kundalini picture. It can easily go on till Sahasrar. This is described as the insistence of Parvati and the Himalaya taking her to Shiva. This also means that Parvati tells Shiva that if he is beyond nature, then sitting in Sahasrar, whom he is doing penance hoping for. Meaning that nature itself has forced Shiva to sit in the Sahasrar Chakra of this body, so that he can meet the Kundalini in the form of Parvati. Happiness comes only by sending the Kundalini picture to Sahasrara, not by sending other pictures. This is told in this metaphorical story by saying that Shiva accepted his daily service to be performed by Parvati. Parvati every day used to go to that holy peak to serve Shiva with her she friends and return home every day. This means that during the daily Kundalini yoga practice, the Kundalini would stay in the Sahasrara only for a short time, the rest of the time on the other chakras. The Muladhara Chakra is the Kundalini Shakti’s own home. The main prana energy rising through back and the movement of breath which always stays with the Kundalini are said to be the sakhis or she friends of Parvati. For every action there is an equal reaction. Due to Kundalini being in Sahasrara, one is experiencing Advaita, that means Kundalini is meditating on Shiva. In return, Shiva is also meditating on Kundalini equally. Shiva sees his consort Sati in Parvati. Actually Jiva or soul or living being or Kundalini or Sati is separated from Shiva once upon a time being infinite years ago. At that time, she used to live united with Shiva as both inseparable from each other. The sending of Kamadeva by Brahma and other deities to get Shiva-Parvati to meet means, naturally, an advanced yoga practitioner is attracted towards sexuality or sexual tantra. You must be seeing every day how big spiritual people are being accused of sexual abuse. Even eminent Brahmarishis like Vishwamitra could not escape this sexual eroticism, and became corrupt. In fact, this sexuality arises in order to impart the ultimate liberation velocity to the Kundalini just as escape velocity imparted to a space shuttle to escape earth’s gravitational pull, so that she can become free from materiality and become one with Shiva. But many yogis are not able to handle this sexuality properly, and instead of profit, it does their harm. Taking the help of that sexual sensuality, Kundalini went very close to Shiva, but could not unite with him. This means that Kundalini awakening could not take place. By meditating on the Agya chakra, the Kundalini remains on the psyche, due to which even the sexual act becomes devoid of sensuality and pure. It is said that Kamadeva was burnt to ashes from the third eye of Shiva. The third eye is located on the Agya chakra itself. I consider Ajna Chakra as the third eye. It is due to the influence of this Kundalini Shakti situated mainly at agya chakra or third eye that sexual yoga remains untouched by physical sexuality, whereas in spite of similar physical activities, pornography is full of inflammatory sexuality. On the request of the gods, Shiva married Parvati only when Parvati first destroyed her ego. I was also telling this in the previous post that when the ego on the Sattva guna produced by yoga practice is destroyed, only then there is the possibility of Kundalini awakening. Kundalini symbolizes the mind or the living being. The ego of the living being has ended, that is, the ego of Parvati in the form of Kundalini has ended. All the deities reside in the body of the living being. In the form of the soul, they are also bound in the body. For example, the sun god who roams freely in the universe is bound in two small eyes, the universal wind god is bound in the nose, the water god naturally roaming freely inside celestial bodies is bound in the limited blood etc. Similarly, the sages are also bound by preaching knowledge to the bound soul of living beings. These gods and sages will also be considered completely liberated only when the soul is liberated, which means the marriage of Shiva-Parvati will take place in the form of Kundalini awakening. This is the prayer of the gods and sages for salvation, which Shiva finally accepts. The demon Tarakasura is the name given here for ignorance of soul. Taraka literally means the pupil of the eye, which is dark in color like ignorance. It binds the whole body including the mind of the living entity. Taraka also means eye or light or knowledge. The demon who destroyed it was Tarakasur. Tarakasur or ignorance blinds a man. According to the above, the deities and the sages themselves fall into bondage due to the bondage of the soul. His destruction can only be accomplished by the wisdom born of Kundalini awakening, who is described in this story as Kartikeya, the son of Shiva-Parvati.

Kundalini yoga assisted by writing

Friends, in the previous post, I was telling that how Kundalini is hungry for love. In spiritual scriptures, even God is said to be hungry for love. Actually God has been called Kundalini there. Together I was saying that today’s generation is becoming unbalanced. They have plenty of time and resources for electronic videos, social media, and games. But there is no time and no resources for electronic books, webposts and online discussions. Leave aside their physical or paper forms, which are also necessary in their place. If these knowledge ways are of the spiritual type, then not at all. I had a chance discussion with the owner of a well-known bookseller’s shop once on this matter. The poor was saying that electronic gadgets had greatly reduced the sale of books in his shop. Still, his contentment and tolerance have to be admired for he was saying that children should be kept away from mobile phones and other electronic gadgets with great love and not by scolding. The scolding will fill them with frustration and inferiority. Better not to scold them, let them use them, they will learn for themselves. Here we are not showing anything high or low. All we are saying is that all human things are needed in a balanced quantity. Balance is yoga, balance is spirituality.

Real writer writes for himself

I always try to write for my intellectual development. A real writer writes for himself, not for others. Writing gives the brain a sort of external hard disk, to store data. By reducing the burden of the brain, it can think better. You already know how much contemplation power is needed for Kundalini Yoga. Concentrated or focused contemplation is Kundalini. Therefore If someone reads anyone’s writing it is fine, if none read then too it is fine. What other people will benefit from one’s writings from which the writer himself cannot benefit. If the world benefits along with his benefits, what can be better than that? You can assume that my writings have contributed immensely to my spiritual experiences. Many times it seems that if I had not had the habit of writing, I would not have had those experiences. Nowadays it has become a custom to exaggerate the prices of eBooks. But the truth is that they do not drain the physical resources of the author, such as paper, pen etc. Their Publishing is also available free of cost through Self Publishing. Only the intellect of the author is spent. But the intellect grows when it is spent. The value of a book is found in the form of wisdom and experience gained, then why to take another value in the form of money. It is also said that knowledge increases by spending. That’s why in older days spiritual services used to be provided at free of cost or at no profit no loss basis. Paid ebooks get very few readers. Google Play Books and PDF Drive dot net are great platforms to buy and sell free ebooks. Within the last one year, 9000 copies of my ebooks on Google Play Books have been sold for zero price. Even among these books, the best sales have been made by the books prepared by compiling all the blog posts of this website. If they had been kept at a price, may be even nine would not have been sold. I am saying this because there are paid versions of these books (at the lowest price) on another platform, where only about nine have been sold. Google Play Books was also once experimented by keeping the minimum price of books, even then only 4-5 copies were sold in two or three months. The satisfaction that a writer gets from the interest of readers to his writing is not obtained from money.

Hathyoga pradeepika is the classic treatise of hath yoga

From my previous writings, I learned this week why not to find universal proof of my spiritual experiences in the spiritual scriptures. So I started reading Swami Muktibodhananda’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Read more than 15% of the book in two days. I was able to read so quickly because what I have been writing from my own experiences, more or less the same was written. Along with this, due to the holiday of Shri Krishna Janmashtami, enough time was also available. There was a difference of only two or four views. If I tell that difference, then it can be assumed that you too must have read that book, because you have been reading my posts from the very beginning. I will keep telling that difference in future posts as well.

Ida and pingala channels have been depicted as god Ardhnaareeshvara

It is written in that book that the Ida Nadi rises upward through the left side of the back, but near top turns to the right and covers the right hemisphere of the brain. But I feel it going only in the left brain. Similarly the Pingala Nadi is depicted covering the right side of the lower body and the left side of the brain. But I see it going only in the right brain. The same is shown in the picture of Ardhanarishvara, according to my viewing. There it is not shown that the lower left part of the body is that of a woman and the upper left part or brain of a man. Maybe there is some more philosophical or experiential twist to this.

Spiritual accomplishments may grow too by telling to others

Another difference was that in that book it was said that the yogic accomplishments should be kept secret. I also believe that secrecy is fine up to one level, but not beyond that. When the mind is filled with awareness and one does not want to have any more experiences of momentary awakening, then it is better to make one’s awakening public. Inquisitive people get to learn a lot from this. This actually happens by itself. A man who has little money, and is not fully satisfied with it, he hides it so that others do not ask for it. But when a man has unlimited money, and his heart is filled with money, then he speaks openly about it. This happens because he knows that no matter how much someone takes, but his money is not going to run out. Even if someone takes all his money, it does not matter to him, because his mind is already filled with money. Rather, he feels the benefit, because what he does not want, he gets chased for it. By the way, in today’s scientific and intellectual society, spiritual accomplishments also increase by telling. This is because today’s educated people move ahead by taking inspiration from each other’s information. I feel that if I had not discussed my first spiritual experience openly on social media, I would not have had another awakening experience. Due to illiteracy and ignorance in the primitive age of old times, people would probably have jealousy and hatred of each other. Due to this, they would have pulled each other’s legs without taking inspiration from each other’s knowledge, only then there would have been a sway to hide the accomplishments at that time. I also found incomplete information about Kundalini. I will tell about this and more in the next post.

Kundalini science is the backbone of most of the religious beliefs

Travel paths of Ida, Pingala and Sushumna

Friends, Kundalini science is the backbone of all religions. All religious beliefs are based on it. I will explain this principle by giving some examples of some of the traditional beliefs of Hindu religion along with some practical know-how of Kundalini yoga. Although these beliefs look pity, but these convey a great practical message of Kundalini yoga.

Centralizing the Kundalini with the toe touching the heel

According to this belief, if a heel of a man’s foot is hit by another man’s foot from behind, then other heel is also to be kicked in the same way. It makes both people auspicious. In fact, with the hit on the foot of one side of body, the Kundalini becomes more active on that side of the body as the Kundalini pursues sensation. When the same sensation arises in the foot on the other side of the body, then the Kundalini starts going to the other side. This brings her to the center of the body, i.e. the spinal cord. This makes a man balanced, which makes him auspicious in every way. The other man also gets the benefit of this effect, because what’s karma, that’s the fruit. I have seen this happen myself.

One or odd sneeze is inauspicious, but two or even sneezes are considered auspicious

The same Kundalini principle works behind this as well. The sensation of a sneeze activates only one side of the brain. Imagine that the left side becomes active. This means that at that time the thinking of man was limited, linear or logical. Because the two parts of the brain constantly communicate among themselves, it is sure that it will alert the right side. When the second sneeze occurs, the right part of the brain becomes active with it. This makes a man’s thinking unlimited or logical. This causes the Kundalini or Awareness to revolve in both parts of the brain and become centered in the middle of the brain. On this central line, Sahasrara and the Ajna chakras are situated. This leads to fullness, balance and joy.

The inner marriage of the brain with itself is the form of Ardhanarishvara god or Shiva Vivah

The right and left parts of the brain keep on working turn by turn. This happens through the permanent contact route between them. This neuronal pathway is called the corpus callosum. In which people it’s not there due to any disease etc., these continue to work continuously as separate units for a long time. These people are unable to do their work properly due to lack of mutual coordination between both halves of their brain. In normal person, left brain works for some time. It performs everyday tasks efficiently by staying within a rational, limited, and practical scope. But man gets tired of the glare of its thoughts in a short time. Then the body comes under the control of the right brain. Its work style is unlimited, irrational or illogical, emotional, compassionate and investigative in nature like an open sky. Because there is no dazzle of thoughts that bind man in a limited range, so it is having darkness. By staying in it, as soon as the old fatigue of a man’s thought processes is over, this part stops, and the left part starts again. This cycle goes on continuously. The time interval of job transfer may vary according to activity level of a man and his spiritual interest. Now the point is, to make both parts of the brain work together equally. This is the arrival of the Kundalini in the central line or sushumna. With this, the Kundalini Shakti means the vital force is divided equally in both the parts, and makes the whole brain functional. The same is also felt during Kundalini awakening, when instead of a particular area, the whole brain becomes conscious, active and vibrating equally. We can also call this as the internal union of Ardhanarishvara or Shiv Vivaha. It can also be said that the left part of the body is married to the right part. In Hinduism, the left part of Shiva named Ardhanarishvara is shown as female goddess and the half right side as male god. Kundalini picture tries to be in the left brain, that’s why Kundalini has been given a feminine form. You see, everyone has natural instinct to be always submerged inside the pool of glistening thoughts. This instinct is to be overcome through regular practice of shifting awareness to empty sky of right brain. An attempt is made to bring it to the center through Kundalini yoga. A person becomes a complete human being only by the centralization of Kundalini. By this, there is logical practicality in him, as well as irrational emotionality and discovery mind too along with . This means that advaita or non duality is born there, because without advaita it is not possible to coexist with two opposing qualities. In the same way, by directly maintaining the advaita bhava from physiology philosophy or sharirvigyan darshan or Puranas, the clarity of Kundalini is increased in the mind. To keep the two opposing qualities together in the mind or to keep the Kundalini through Kundalini Yoga requires a lot of vital energy. That is why I have laid a lot of emphasis on balanced diet and balanced life for yoga in the last post. In beginning, while doing Kundalini yoga, I used to rotate the Kundalini around the head at the level of the sahasrar chakra and ajna chakra in the brain, as if a farmer is running a plow in a circular field. With this, my whole brain would become active, and Kundalini would be centered with bliss. I also noticed that drawing water from one nose and removing it from the other nose also helps the Kundalini to centralize. This is called Jal Neti. For this, the water should be lukewarm, and mildly salty, otherwise plain and cold water irritates the mucous membrane of the nose.

Ida, Pingala and Sushumna nadis are the only three nadis necessary for Kundalini awakening

During the practice of Kundalini Yoga, there are three sensation paths in the back. The nadis are actually subtle sensory pathways, which can only be experienced. In physical form, I do not see these in my body. They may also be in physical form. This is a research topic. A sensation ascends through the left side of the back, and ends at the command ajna chakra after passing through the left brain. The second sensational path likewise passes through the right part of back and the brain, which is also completed on the ajna chakra. One is Ida and the other is Pingala Nadi. In the middle of these two and right in the middle of the spinal cord, the third channel passes to the Sahasrara, which is in the middle of the back and brain. This is the sushumna channel. Unlike the usual diagrams, I find Ida and pingala more lateral that’s towards the margins of back. May be it a short practice effect. Actually, feeling matters more than the theoretical principles in Yoga. Kundalini awakening is done by the Kundalini climbing through this channel. Even if Kundalini is climbing up through Ida or Pingala channel, it should not be interfered, because Kundalini is beneficial in every situation. She should also not be forced to travel through the sushumna channel, because Kundalini does not like force much. Kundalini is happy with surrender. When she is climbing through Ida or Pingala, along with her meditation, Mooladhara or swadhishthan chakra and ajna Chakra should also be meditated together. With this, she comes into the sushumna channel, or after climbing in the channel of the opposite side in the back for a while, she starts climbing in the spinal cord or sushumna channel. This causes Kundalini to be expressed in Sahasrar. Along with this, there is also the attainment of bliss with the balance of body and mind. Kundalini is not taken down from the Sahasrara to the Ajna Chakra, hence the end of the Sushumna Nadi is depicted in the Sahasrara Chakra. In fact, keeping Kundalini in Sahasrar and awakening it there is the primary goal of Kundalini Yoga. All spiritual qualities are manifested by this. The Sahasrara Chakra connects the body to the universe. It is the most spiritual chakra, which is connected to the soul on one side, and the divine or God on the other side. Sahasrara has great ability to withstand the pressure of the Kundalini. It seems that Sahasrara’s itching is being erased by the Kundalini, and one is having joy of this. However, if there is unbearable pressure, then the Kundalini can be brought down to ajna chakra and to the lower body through the front channel. However, it appears more difficult and messy as compared to bringing down through Ida or pingala. However, it is helped by keeping the inverted tongue touched with the soft palate.That is why the end of Ida and Pingala is depicted in the ajna chakra, but the end of sushumna channel is depicted in Sahasrara chakra. If you concentrate together on the Muladhar and the ajna chakra, then the Kundalini runs through the Ida channel. If you meditate together on the Swadhisthana Chakra and the ajna Chakra, then the Kundalini is transmitted through the Pingala Nadi. This means that meditating ajna chakra, swadhishthan chakra and Muladhar Chakra, all three together would make Kundalini run through the Sushumna channel up to sahasrar or it will reach the sahasrar chakra directly. This is also shown in the picture. You can see that Kundalini has reached the Sahasrara Chakra without the participation of the Sushumna Nadi. Passing through Ida and Pingala, Kundalini join together at the ajna chakra. From there, she climbs up through the left and right brain and gathers at Sahasrara. It also feels like this. A thick wave filled with pressure in the brain on both sides goes up and feels connected in Sahasrara. That’s why both of these short channels are shown in the picture as thick bands. When the Kundalini is to be lowered down from sahasrar chakra through the front channel, it is through these same band shape short channels that it is lowered from Sahasrara to the ajna Chakra, and down from there. You must have noticed, when a man is mentally exhausted, he rubs his forehead, and also constricts his eyes and forehead. This gives him a feeling of passing of some gushing fluid through both sides of the forehead. That makes him mentally rejuvenated. It is experienced by the functioning of these channels. You can experience it by doing this just now. In real and casual practice, none of these channels are experienced only these four chakras together with Kundalini at sahasrar chakra is experienced. The Ida Nadi represents the female part of Ardhanarishvara Dev that’s half man half woman god. The Pingala channel represents right half of his body that’s the male god part. The sushumna nadi signifies the union or marriage of the two parts. Sushumna channel carries the most of the energy from the Muladhar Chakra to the brain. That is why, by meditating on Sahasrara during Tantric Yoga, the Muladhar Chakra becomes fully shrunk and loose. In daily folklore, anyone too must have realized that when the brain gets busy with some other work, the sexual arousal becomes completely calm. Of course, that energy is not seen passing through the spinal cord, but the path of its passage to Sahasrara is through the spinal cord or sushumna only. The flow of energy through the spinal cord is experienced through special and long practice of yoga breathings. That too is experienced only for a few moments, as the experience of falling lightning is momentary. But there is no need to experience it. Important is the Kundalini awakening, which happens without its experience. If you are able to reach the fruit directly, then what is the need to see the tree. Probably it may be the source of origination of this Hindi saying, ” Eat the mangoes, don’t count the trees”. Energy also ascends through the Ida and Pingala channels  that terminate in ajna chakra, but not as much as through the Sushumna channel.