Rati is the daughter of Daksha and granddaughter of Brahma
Friends, the previous post was a bit short, this time get relaxed to read the longread article. In the previous post, I had called Rati the daughter of Brahma. In fact she is the daughter of Daksha. The matter is the same, because Daksha is the mind-son of Brahma. Daksha means skillful. When a man adopts in his mind the determination of mastery in worldliness i.e. Karma Yoga, then a Kundalini is born in his mind. This is the birth of Rati i.e. Kundalini from the sweat of Daksha i.e. Karmayoga. This is what I have written in the previous post also that Kundalini has to be developed by first being born through Karma Yoga, then only it can be successfully aligned with dedicated Tantra Yoga for final awakening.
Religion or Dharma is a symbol of wisdom
According to the legend, Dharma tried to stop Brahma from having romance with Sandhya, but he did not stop. Then Dharma pleaded with Shiva to stop Brahma. Dharma or Vivek or Wisdom is also the mind-son of Brahma. This too is a form of thought of mind, of course, the intellect is said to be superior to the mind. It really is the knowledge of good and bad. But a man suffering from sexism often does not listen to it. When Dharma sees that things are not working for him, then he remembers Shiva in the form of Kundalini. He appears at the same time and prevents the man from doing wrong. That is why it is said that God or Kundalini is beyond the intellect. Where even the intellect or mind is lost, there is benefit by remembering the Kundalini. If Kundalini is always remembered by daily yoga practice, then what to say?
Sandhya Kaal is a symbol of Advaita
Sandhya woman is a metaphor of Sandhya Kaal (Dusk and Dawn), this is indicated by a verse in which it is written that Kamadeva was being adorned with Rati like lightning shining with clouds in the sandhya time or evening. The word sandhya is derived from the Sanskrit word sandhi, which means union. In the evening all the opposite sentiments are united. In this way Sandhya is equivalent to God or Advaita. Due to the balance of day and night in the evening, man also becomes balanced. In fact, in the evening, the degrees of day and night are equal. In the evening, the left and right brain of a man starts moving equally. Its yin and yang become equal. Equal breath starts flowing through both his nostrils. The yoga technique of connecting prana and apana that I described in the previous post is also similar to sandhya. In fact, wherever two mutually opposite feelings join together, it becomes Sandhya. In that calm state all work especially spiritual work becomes more successful. The evening and morning sandhya are so much associated with the worship that the act of worship is itself called doing Sandhya. Similarly, the eclipse period is also a sandhya period. The work done in it gives manifold results. That is why it is said that only good and spiritual works should be done during the eclipse period. In the olden times, the kings used to leave the kingdom immediately and go to the forest for penance. Even the initial period of a few days of exile was like a great Sandhya time for them. At that time they used to wake up their Kundalini quickly by doing Kundalini Sadhana. In the same way, the darkness created by the Panchamkaras is entered into their luminous mind as made by yoga practice by tantrics, which creates a better artificial sandhya time. In that, they attain many siddhis or accomplishments, Kundalini awakening is also one of them. The Ganges and Yamuna rivers meet at the confluence or Sangam of Allahabad. These two rivers have opposite qualities. This makes a very good Sandhya spot. That is why the confluence is considered very sacred. Yogis go to deep mountains and forests for yoga practice because there they feel the confluence. In many religions, the virgin girl is worshiped because in the girl there is a confluence of both man and woman.
One gets pleasure from traveling in the sandhya, but Kundalini development is there only for the yogi
Due to the increase in the beauty of a man, he can easily become a victim of lust in the sandhya. The main reason for this is that in the mind of the romantic lover, the Kundalini of the form of his romantic partner resides. In the sandhya it starts shining brightly. At that time, if such a person is in the company of immoral people, then he can take wrong steps under the influence of sex driven by sexual Kundalini. It can be unsocial and together can also cause great loss to the Kundalini of his mind. But if he is in the company of virtuous friends and people, then while under their influence, he cannot take any wrong step. He controls the Kundalini, is not in the control of the Kundalini. Due to this his Kundalini progressively grows leading him to Kundalini awakening or directly to enlightenment. This is an example and relates to every worldly indulgence. That is why it is said to be in a spiritual atmosphere in the evening time. Anyway, people go out for a walk on the mall in the evening. Bliss comes from the accumulation of extravagant thoughts from here and there, but it only increases the illusion in the form of worldly duality. Yogis are easily recognizable in such times. The effect of Kundalini on his face gives a special glow and calmness. In the evening, due to the equal and efficient working of both the hemispheres of the brain, mental power is at its peak.
If the common man gets confusion from the sandhya time worldly work, the Tantrayogi strengthens the Kundalini
In fact Brahma is a common man. Everything has its origin in the mind of man. There is nothing outside. These mountains, oceans, moons, stars are all a product of the mind. Similarly, the time of sandhya was also made in the mind. To awaken sex consciousness in the sandhya means to be attached to the sandhya goddess. Later feeling ashamed, Sandhya thought of renouncing her body while doing penance. This means that she was going to lose her true Sacred form. Then Gods like Brahma, Shiva etc. got her married to the spiritual sage Vasistha. Means that the sandhya time was again fixed for spiritual work. Tantric rituals are an exception to this. Of course they may seem material and worldly from outside, but from inside they are spiritual. That is why most of the tantric rituals are also preferred to be done in the sandhya. Kamadeva was cursed by Brahma to be burnt to ashes and destroyed, because he had troubled the sages and the deities in the sandhya time. So this is a matter of fear for the common man, because he lives only on indulgence. Anyway, man remains tired in the evening sandhya time due to the whole day’s work. Similarly, waking up in the morning sandhya time, one remains having lethargy caused by sleep. This is the boon of Shiva given to sandhya that indulgence work will not disturb her. Meaning that at that time man’s material desires and sexual desires get destroyed. In a way, the kama or indulgence is tiring, the whole of it is not destroyed. Only tantra yogis can do complete destruction of kama. Therefore, this time is a boon for tantra yogis, because they ultimately want to attain knowledge by destroying lust. They first create Kama or lust with their Tantra Vidya, then destroy the same Kama with their stronger turned Kundalini. They give the power of sex to their Kundalini. The common man does not know the technique of converting the energy generated by sex into Kundalini, so that energy creates confusion with colorful thoughts. The second meaning comes from this that Shiva gives himself as a boon. Shiva is a cool and void form, what does he have to give except himself? But when Shiva is found, then everything is found by itself. Shiva is in the form of Kundalini Rati. Therefore, by Kundalini yoga, the kama itself is destroyed.
Kundalini takes energy from Kama and finally destroys Kama, then revives Kama
Now look at the kama itself. He was so infatuated with Rati that he did not even care about the curse placed on him by Brahma, and he agreed to marry Rati under the instigation of the gods. This was the beginning of it being consumed, because ultimately the Kundalini, the Rati, has to destroy the Kama. Now it is not surprising that Kundalini rati is given the name Shiva, because Shiva and Shakti are essentially the same. Shiva consumed Kama, meaning Kundalini consumed Kama. Now if someone says how can it be that Rati is also Kundalini and Shiva is also Kundalini. So its explanation is that Rati is actually a feeling of the mind, but Shiva is the reality. Although both can be expressions of the mind, but I am talking about the relativity of these two. Meaning that relatively Shiva is more real than Rati. Similarly, Rati is more emotional or mind form than Shiva. If Shiva is in the form of an idol kept in the temple, then Rati is in the form of his meditation in mind. Rati means strong affection. Now in Shivpuran, it’s obvious that one will have attachment to Shiva only and not to any other deity. Shiva Purana has been advised to meditate on Shiva everywhere. Similarly, when the marriage of Shiva-Shakti means Kundalini awakening, then Kama is blessed with a revival. It means that after awakening, man again gets absorbed in the world, although with knowledge and non-attachment. After awakening, man is not worried about getting anything, so he starts living freely.
Cupid’s flowers injure a man in love
The story is interesting in that Kamadeva, born from the mind of Brahmadev, had five flowers’ arrows or weapons. Brahma or Brahmadeva here is synonymous with the collective form of all people or living entities, and Kamadeva is synonymous with the collective sexual desires of all living entities. That is why word God is associated with Kama and Brahma. If there was talk of single man’s sex, one would only say sex. In this way, Kama and Kamadeva are essentially one and the same. These five arrows of Kamadeva are, Harshan means to please, Rochan means to be liked, Mohan means to fascinate or to make one mad in one’s affair, Shoshna means to absorb power, and Maran means to kill. Now it is surprising that the last three deadly weapons are also of flowers. That is why a man injured by these weapons loses a lot in love, and he does not even realize it. This shows the practicality, farsightedness and meticulousness of ancient sages. There can be no forest dweller who can make such good metaphors, as is the common misconception. They were the most embroidered and fabricated in the world.
Along with kama, a lot of emotions also run, due to which the man is immersed in blissful fun
Then it is written that as soon as Brahma looked towards the sandhya with a feeling of lust, forty nine expressions were born from his body. The same happens with the common man. After getting aroused, he starts showing colorful expressions. He is the friend of friends, the father of fathers, the son of sons and I can’t share the complete list of what and what he becomes. He becomes all rounder. What are the feelings that are not born in him? Mother’s feeling, sister’s feeling, Guru’s feeling, elderly’s feeling, child’s feeling, young man’s feeling, animal’s and bird’s feeling, tree and creeper’s feelings, mountain’s feelings etc.-etc. Look at the vast poetry done by such romantic people. These feelings rise more in the sandhya time, because there is peace in the mind at that time. There is no evil in emotions, but there is evil in attachment. In the house where Sandhya Yoga takes place, these sex-borne bhavas or feelings mix with Kundalini and destroy attachment and ill-will. Only pure love remains. Kundalini and love keep increasing each other progressively. So there is no harm in loving, if it is kept pure and spiritual. Rather, that love is the greatest yoga. A man becomes passionate about being enamored with love and rejoices. These days it is called being hyper or hot or colourful. That is the charm of kama. It has been explained in a very beautiful style with practicality, modernity and scientificity, in the book Physiology Philosophy or sharirvigyan darshan in Hindi and Love story of a Yogi. There are many beautiful metaphorical stories in the Puranas. I think that while telling the story, along with the original story, the mystery of the metaphor given in it should also be decoded. This will give more benefit to the listeners.
The boons sought from Shiva by Sandhya were for protection from lust, not from pure love
I am saying this because many people do not even talk to each other in the sandhya due to fear of kama. Shameful penance by sandhya means spiritual practices performed by spiritual people for a long time in the sandhya. It was needed because they had pursued sex, not pure love. Pure love is itself austerity. Three boons were sought by Sandhya, which were fulfilled by Shiva. The first boon, as soon as one is born, there is no sexual desire in a living being, it means that the children born in that house, where the Sandhya Vandana or meditation is performed, have a high level of spiritual sanskaras or ethics. Kundalini is formed in them from birth itself. That Kundalini keeps them away from sex. Or rather say that their Kundalini keeps on transforming sex feelings into love feelings. In fact, as soon as Sandhya was born, Brahma and his sons became attached to her due to the influence of Kamadeva. Sandhya time is very short. It has no existence of its own. It is formed by the combination of two types of opposite times. So there is no question of it becoming big and young, because it starts to dissolve as soon as it is born. The second boon that no one in my family should be enamored, this also means that of course the members of the households of the people performing the sandhya worship should show sexual desire for some reason, but they do not become sensual, that means by coming under the influence of Kamadeva they don’t become attached. The third boon that all the women of my family should be virtuous, it means that those who do Sandhya Vandana, their Kundalini becomes very developed and strong. Due to this Kundalini, men are able to keep their wives completely satisfied. It is scientifically and technically true that sexual satisfaction and complete control over sexual activities is obtained through Kundalini only. Shiva also gave a boon to Sandhya that whoever looks at her with lust will become impotent and his power will be destroyed. This also means that one who enjoys the pleasures in the sandhya with attachment or without Kundalini, he will increase the darkness of his soul by falling into the illusion of ignorance. It is the Rati or affection towards Kundalini that controls the sense of lust or attachment. The word Sandhya here seems to refer to all such times, when a man is balanced, his Ida and Pingala Nadi run equally, the Kundalini of the mind is strengthened, and there is deep peace in the mind.
Love and kama or lust keep on increasing each other
By having love everywhere, the kama increases. That kama together with the life partner enhances itself to peak along with the love further. Tantra Yogis continue to transform that sex-born love into Kundalini love. A tantra yogi has only one life partner or sex partner, so that his Kundalini can easily receive sexual love. The love of a man of lustful type gets divided among many sex partners, so that Kundalini is not able to get it. That is why it is said that Ekapatni Vrat or single wifehood is the biggest austerity. Moreover, it’s sexual energy that’s sought for kundalini, not the physical charm. Rather extra bodily charm can distract one away from actual source of energy.
Kundalini is the real savior or protector of man
Controlling the lustful Brahma by Shiva at the sandhya means that the man is saved by Kundalini at that time. Shiva is the symbol of Kundalini here. Anyway, Kundalini prevents man from doing bad deeds. Even if a wrong deed is done unknowingly or under great compulsion, then Kundalini also makes atonement or repentance done for it. It is said in Shiv Puran that it is necessary for everyone to meditate on Shiva. So it is natural that even Brahma used to meditate on Shiva. With this Shiva became his Kundalini, and in the Kundalini form he appeared boldly in his mind to stop him from doing wrong.
Shiva Puran is a Tantra Purana
All the things and stories in Shiv Puran are related to Tantra. It is a different matter that most people do not understand them, because they are in the form of metaphors. This was done to prevent misuse of Tantra. The Puranas are derived from the Vedas. This means that the oldest original source of Tantra is the Vedas. Although practical tantra with manuals appears publicly only in Buddhists. It is not that the meditative practice of Tantra has disappeared among the Hindus. It is still prevalent among Hindus, but it is kept very secret, due to which common people do not know about it. Even among Buddhists it was kept hidden. But seeing today’s dying planet, hiding any revitalizing knowledge would be bad for humanity, they have understood this.
Experiential evidence of the above principles related to kama and love
Friends, I loved many people deeply. But I lived my life in moderation. Now what to brag more, but if someone benefits from it, then there is nothing bad in it. As I mentioned in this post, it all happened to me. All this is my own experiential description, no one that’s taught. In the midst of these experiences was my momentary enlightenment and Kundalini awakening, which is described on the homepage. Of course these were only few moments of experience, but something is better than nothing. And anyway, more important than the momentary experience of self-awareness is the life routine full of self awareness.