ॐ कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारं भुजगिन्द्रहारम् सदावसंतं हृदयारविन्दे भवंभवानीसहितं नमामिA famous Shiva Stuti Sanskrit Mantra
Friends, according to Shiv Purana, Goddess Parvati got married with Lord Shiva. Then Shiva kept on roaming while romancing with Parvati. Hundreds of years passed while enjoying by him, but he did not get above it. Due to this, all the gods went to Brahma in despair. Brahma took them all along and went to Lord Narayan. Narayan explained to them that no pair of man and woman should be stopped from enjoying each other. If one does this, he has to bear the pain of separation from his wife and children. He gave examples of many such people who had done so and for which they were also punished. Then he said that Lord Shiva would have intercourse with Parvati for a thousand years. After that they will rise above it. So till then the gods were advised not to meet them. But even after a thousand years, Shiva and Parvati did not come out of the cave. The earth began to tremble due to the play of both of them, and due to the exhaustion of the Kachchap or great tortoise and the Sheshnag or great serpent on which the earth rests, the air of the atmosphere also became fixed column-like. Then all the gods were distraught. They reached near the entrance of that cave. At that time Shiva and Parvati were playing in sexual intercourse. The deities cried out in sorrowful voices praising Shiva, and made him aware of the atrocities inflicted on them by the demon Tarakasur. Hearing their cry, Lord Shiva left Parvati and out of compassion came to the door to meet them. Shiva explained to them that no one can avert the being or destiny, not even he himself. Then he said that whatever had to happen, it has happened, now let us correct the situation ahead. Shiva said that only one who can receive his semen can protect all of you from the demon Tarakasura. All the gods put forward the fire god for this. Then Shiva reassuredly dropped his semen on the earth. The fire god drank that semen with his beak becoming as a pigeon. Then Parvati came out furious from inside and became angry with the gods, accusing them of making her childless by creating disturbance in her enjoyment of intercourse. Saying this she cursed them that they too would be childless like her. Then rebuking the god of fire, she said that he has done a low act like drinking semen, so he will not get peace anywhere, and will continue to burn with fire. Disturbed by the unbearable effulgence of the semen, he went to the shelter of Mahadev Shiva, and narrated his tale to him. Mahadev Shiva told a remedy to reduce his irritation. He said that if seven women who take bath early in the morning in the month of Magha or January take this semen in their vagina, then he will get rid of the burning sensation of that semen. Then Goddess Parvati took Lord Shiva inside the cave again, and having sex with him produced a son named Ganesha. Then eight sage wives arrived before the deities located at the cave entrance. They were getting cold by bathing in the cold water of Magha month, so seven of them started going near that fire. Another sage wife Arundhati knew everything, so she even stopped them, but they did not stop. As soon as they approached fire, the semen entered inside them through the subtle sparks of the fire, and they became pregnant. When their husbands, Rishis came to know about this, they abandoned them, calling them adulteress. Now they all started wandering here and there in the world, regretting their act. The burning produced by the semen inside them was not doing their well. So they went to the Himalaya Mountain and by giving that semen to Himalaya became free from the weight of irritation and pressure. When the Himalaya could not bear the radiance of semen, it gave it to the Ganges river. Ganga too was troubled by the effulgence of that semen, and she poured it into the reeds growing on its bank. There a child was born from it on top of a reed. There was happiness all around as soon as he was born. Unknowingly, Shiva and Parvati began to feel the ultimate happiness, freshness and the end of any great burden. Due to excessive love, milk started coming out of Parvati’s breasts on her own. There was a festive atmosphere all around their residence. The gods began to rejoice, and the end of demons like Tarakasura seemed to be near. He became famous as the boy Kartikeya, who grew up and killed Tarakasur.
Psychological and Kundalini Yoga oriented analysis of the above metaphor
Shiva is the soul of a living being. There is essentially no difference between the soul and the Supreme Soul. Parvati is his wife. The living entity has full cohabitation with his wife in every human birth, but does not take any means of liberation from life and death. The gods have created the world and the body of the living entity so that the soul living in it can be liberated. The deities also benefit from it, because they then renounce the bondage of the limited body of the soul and start living in their unlimited cosmic body as before. For a few births, they allow him to remain immersed in sexual pleasure with the permission of the Lokpalak God Vishnu. But when his tens of births pass like this, then Vishnu along with the deities also goes to urge him. In relation to spiritual liberation, nature has given free will to man, so he cannot be coerced. This means that the gods have to pray and praise him with love. The gods tell him that the demon Tarakasura is troubling them, and only his son can kill him. Tarakasura is a symbol of ignorance, as he blinds man. Kundalini is said to be the son of Jiva or living being. Actually the soul or jiva is in the form of the linga, and his wife is in the form of the love tunnel, which is the cave itself. Through various spiritual practices Kundalini develops in his mind, like by god worship and satsang or good company. The power of sex also gets mixed with this spirituality. Due to the influence of the fierce Kundalini developing through this mixture, vibrations start to arise in his body, and breathing also starts to crumble. This is actually self occurring pranayama and yogasana to counteract body stress naturally. This is depicted in the metaphorical story as the vibration of the earth and the static pillar of the wind. The Jiva’s central nervous system extends into the spinal cord and brain, shaped like a hooded serpent. The Kundalini picture grows in the same central nervous system. It is natural that it will get tired of the tremendous Kundalini’s pressure. The same central nervous system controls the speed of breathing and the vibrations of the body. Due to its exhaustion, the breathing becomes irregular, long or distorted. That’s why, in this metaphor it has been told that due to the fatigue of Sheshnag, the air of the atmosphere started columning. He feels the same Kundalini around the Swadhisthana chakra and Mooladhara chakra during sexual intercourse. This is depicted as the gathering of all the deities at the cave. This is concentration of blood there. Blood is the representative of whole body. Actually every god is present there inside the body. Then Shiva in the form of Shivlingam comes out of the cave. The soul becomes aware by the inspiration of the Supreme Soul that when the Kundalini picture becomes so much condensed with the element of semen in the genital area, then by offering it to the brain, samadhi or Kundalini awakening can definitely be achieved. Therefore he tells the deities of his own body gathered there that whoever can hold on to the effulgence of his semen will be helpful in killing Tarakasura that’s spiritual ignorance. Then the living entity pulls the semen upwards by strongly contracting the muscles of his pelvis, stomach and ureter upwards. Due to this powerful action, heat is produced in the body. This is what is called semen drinking by the god of fire. The sucking of semen begins with the genitals, which have the shape of a beaked bird. This is said as fire god becoming a pigeon and drinking semen with help of its beak. Many tantric hatha yogis master this process so much that even after pouring out the semen on ground, they suck it back up. This technique is called Vajroli Kriya in Tantra. Because of this, because semen does not fall in the vagina, it is natural that pregnancy will not be formed. This is the curse of Parvati to the gods. Actually, gods are helping to do everything inside the body. Since the body is made up of the deities, it is natural that the deities will also become childless i.e. sterile due to the soul becoming childless. Holding semen causes a pressure or burning sensation in the genital area. This is the curse given by Parvati to Agnidev. By the order of the Guru or the Supreme Soul, the soul transfers the effulgence of the semen of his genital organs to the seven chakras of its body. Since the eighth chakra is outside the body and slightly above the brain, it cannot give it semen tej that’s effulgence. While taking a bath, there is a blissful sensation and contraction on the chakras. The colder the water, the greater the experience. That is why in the scriptures it has been instructed for everyone, especially yogis, to wake up early in the morning and take a bath with cold water throughout the year. With the power of their contraction, the chakras pull that semen from the genitals towards themselves. This is the sages’ wives going near the fire due to cold, and through the subtle sparks of fire, the radiance of semen enters in them. Since the month of Magh that’s January is the coldest, it is natural that this process takes place the most in this month. This is shown in the metaphor in the form of eight women, seven women and their bathing in cold water in the month of Magha. Because Kundalini-based hatha yoga has the same effect as cold water on the chakras, this metaphorical part also symbolizes hatha yoga part (especially Asanas) of kundalini yoga. The mind is shown as a sage and different groups of brain thoughts as different sages. Different thoughts of the mind are buried in different chakras. That is why the chakras are called sages’ wives. The chakra is shaped like the central hole of a ring, so it is depicted in the form of a yoni or vagina. The thought of the mind hidden in the chakra is feminine. The effulgence of semen established in it is masculine. The union of the two creates a pregnancy. This is said to be pregnant sage wives. The effulgence of semen on the chakra is also not as strong, and the Kundalini thought there is also not as strong as the Kundalini thought in the brain. That’s why the pregnancy could not be successful. The chakras began to feel burning due to the heat of the womb and semen. Due to this pregnancy on chakra, the noise of stray and extravagant thoughts on the chakra stopped, and was replaced by a single Kundalini thought as a baby fetus. Meaning the mind has left the chakra, because the mind is the cluster of thoughts. This is what sages leave their wives on the charge of adultery. The most burning and pressure is felt in the Swadhisthana chakra. The chakras gave that effulgent semen along with the kundalini foetus in their wombs to the spinal cord. Meaning that the soul noticed and sensed its spinal cord along with the burning of the Swadhisthana chakra with meditation helped by asanas. The spinal cord runs from the Muladhara Chakra to the brain. But its feeling is more from the rear Swadhisthana Chakra to the rear Agya Chakra. This is what is giving the semen and womb by the sage’s wives to the Himalaya. The lower, caudal region is the lower base of the mountain, and the brain is the upper base or summit of that mountain, while the spinal cord is a thin, long and high hill connecting those two fundamental bases. Bone does not have the capacity to make the semen inside it flow because it is solid and hard. Due to this, the irritating radiance of semen started putting pressure on its various and special points constantly at same place. All these points are in the spinal cord just behind the chakras of the front channel. There are two main points of these, the rear Swadhishthana chakra and the rear Agya chakra. In case of excess of semen tej, it is also formed in the area of Anahata Chakra. And If it is still excessive, it is also formed in the region of the navel chakra, in this way. When the intensity of semen increases very much by regular, and continuous yoga practice, full of tantric support, then it goes from the spinal cord to the Sushumna nadi. It has been written in such a way that when the semen became unbearable for the Himalaya, it poured it into the river Ganges. The river Ganges is called Sushumna Nadi here. The luminous effulgence, passing through Sushumna, enters the Sahasrara in the form of an electric line. There the Kundalini gets awakened by the power of that radiance. It has been written as a metaphor that the semen flowing with the Ganges became unbearable for the Ganges. That’s why Ganga poured it into the grass of the reed growing on the shore. There a child was born from it on top of a reed. The grassy shore of the Ganges is here said to be the brain. On the scalp covering the brain, there are sharp and stinging hairs like reeds. Animals do not eat both. There are also some such branches coming out of the root in the reed grass, on which flowers grow. These are woody and knotty like bamboo. Small wooden and decorative furniture is also made from these. These are covered with a dense bark of leaves, which is removed and crushed to make a fiber. Moonj rope is made from it. That is why Moonj is also a symbol of spirituality and sattvikta. Actually Sarkanda that’s reed is a multipurpose plant, which grows on the banks of river or pond. In that panicle branch of the reed, there are knots in it’s whole length at intervals in the same way as the chakras in the spinal cord. Perhaps that is why the birth of the child has been told on it. The awakening of the Kundalini picture is the birth of a child. But it is not a physical child, but a mental child. Even if there is no awakening, the persistence of the Kundalini picture in the form of a firm samadhi in the mind as a permanent and clear one will also be called the birth of a Kundalini-child. Semen does not produce it by coming out, but by going inside or in the opposite direction. Brahma is also a mental image, that is why he is called Ayonij. Means one who is not born from the vagina. One may doubt how Kundalini awakening or firm samadhi can be attained by just one time attempt of sexual yoga. But it can happen. The famous and great Tantra philosopher Osho used to say that even once one experiences samadhi properly with sexual intercourse, spiritual success is attained. It is a different matter that he took such tantric secrets openly through direct verbal speeches to the general public, due to which many became his enemies and critics due to misunderstandings. It is also feared that some conspiracy might be behind his death. That’s why tantra is called secret art or guhya vidya. Although it is not preferred to hide it in today’s open world, yet some secrecy is still needed and it should not be divulged out to ineligible, non desirous, unbelievable, unbelieving and non dedicated person directly or indirectly. Displaying it in online blogs for everyone without showing author’s direct personal identity and without fixing any potential target, and in an unbiased and unselfish way can’t be called as a breach in secrecy in today’s open world. Perhaps to maintain this secrecy, the author of the Puranas never made his name and address public. Everywhere the word ‘Vyasa’ is used to denote the author, which is a common generic term given to all spiritual narrators. With the awakening of Kundalini, half the left part of the body and half the right part of the body, both became strong and happy in equal measure. The Kundalini picture here symbolizes the happiness of the left part or woman or Parvati, and the peace of the wandering soul here symbolizes the happiness of the right part or man or Shiva. Meaning that both separated from each other, Shiva and Parvati became one in the form of their son. Jiva was once complete and one. But due to the power of Maya, it became incomplete by splitting into two pieces. Since then the two pieces have been striving to be one. The development of the living entity and the world takes place only through the hustle and bustle of the soul to become complete again. Both the male and female parts or both partners of the tantric couple also became happy after being freed from the burden, pressure, and burning of the semen tej. There was joy and happiness in whole mind. The hair of the body blossomed. This is depicted in the story in such a way that on the birth of that child, both Shiva and Parvati, and all the gods were very pleased, and there was joy all around. After Kundalini awakening, the Kundalini picture became more and more clear and permanent in the mind. Then it continued to remain in the mind in the form of a permanent samadhi. From that permanent samadhi the attachment to the world diminished, and the nondual feeling continued to grow. Then the soul realized its liberation-in-life. This was the end of its ignorance. This is shown in the mythological story in such a way that the child grew up to be known as Kartikeya or Skanda, who killed the demon Tarakasur. Along with this, it has also been written about this story that whoever reads or listens to this story with devotion, he will attain spiritual liberation while attaining all the pleasures of the world. This means that this mythical and allegorical story is describing Tantric Kundalini Yoga only. If it were a story of simple cohabitation, birth of a son or a demon-killer, then there would be doubt in the attainment of simple worldly pleasures, leave alone spiritual liberation.