Friends, this week I saw the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’ on the big screen. This is the first film I have seen which is fully based on true events. Most of such films should be made, so that along with entertainment, social upliftment can also happen. Everyone should see this film. Religious fundamentalism and jihadi brutality have been depicted alive in this film. Together, I even went to a lake for meditation. By the way, I went to remove the daily stress and fatigue caused by worldliness, meditation happened on its own. I sat and lay for a long time on the rocky grass with various body postures and gazed at the lake. I continued to pay attention to the movement of the body, mainly the chest and abdomen, as happening by the attention on in-and-out breaths. Thoughts were coming and going. Various emotions were rising, and dissolving. I was gazing at them as a witness, because my attention was divided on the breath, and also on the wonderful natural scenery around. White birds were flying over the lake. From time to time they would take a slight dip on the surface of the water, and would fly away with their beaks holding something. They were probably small fish. At times with the big fish, the bird was unbalanced and also showed acrobatics. Once a fish fell down from a bird’s beak. He followed it swiftly, again caught it in the water and brought it up and flew away. Scholars have rightly said that Jivo Jeevasya Bhojanam, means living being is the food of living being. A little black bird was sitting on a nearby tree chirping in a sweet tongue, turning around to look here and there and also looking at me, as if making listen something to welcome me, a stranger. I saw my Kundalini as a close and beloved friend in it. I wondered how even such small creatures are so hopeful and positive about life and nature. They too go on their journey of life fearlessly. I began to feel the slight splash sound of the water of the lake hitting the shore as inside me, inside my soul. Let us little remember glimpse of the soul. Nowadays there are a lot of such natural places, where people throng. But such uninhabited though beautiful natural places are rarely found. When many distant people see such places for the first time, they get emotional. Many want to stay there for several consecutive days, day and night by putting up tents to enjoy the fullest of peace. However, I became calm, relaxed and healthy in no time, giving up the idea of making an appointment with the doctor. Well I was talking about the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’. One of the scenes that I found most emotional is that of Anupam Kher as Pushkar, feeling the snow chill of Kashmir in the heat of Delhi. He is telling the truth to his grandson that how his community was being killed and driven away by the jihadi mob while shouting freedom slogans, so he should not be misled by such people’s slogans today. He gets tired of explaining to him as he is old, which makes him tremble. Shaking, turning his eyes around and up, he says in a very soulful voice in the Kashmiri language that it seems that it has snowed in Baramulla, snow has fallen in Anantnag, etc. names of some other high hills too. Then his grandson stabilizes him by hugging him with love and sympathy. I love this way of expressing deep feelings. Kashmiri language is very beautiful, lovely and soulful language anyway. Reviews, discussions and articles about this film will be found everywhere in detail online, because nowadays it is dominated everywhere worldwide. I will throw light on the basic psychological principle associated with it. Like every time, we would like to clarify in this post that we are neither against any religion, nor in favor of any. We are real secular. We seek truth and humanity, wherever it may be found. The one who follows the truth may feel some difficulty in the beginning, but in the end victory is his companion. We explore the psychological element hidden in the core of religion in the form of Kundalini. A major element associated with this is the sanskara or culture or sacrament.
Sixteen Sanskars of Hindu Philosophy
Friends, we would prefer to speak Hindu philosophy instead of Hindu religion, because it seems to me to be a spiritual psychology. Philosophy also seems to me to be a psychology or a science. Its sixteen rites or sanskaras begin as soon as a person is born, and continue till his death. Death is also a sacrament, a funeral. Some spiritual activities are performed at the time of each sacrament. They are made in such a way that they leave maximum effect on the subconscious mind. This leads to the imposition of sanskars on the subconscious mind, like planting a seed in a field. Just as a seed germinates from under the ground and becomes a plant with time, similarly the spiritual rite as Kundalini emerges from the depths of the subconscious mind and emerges in the form of Kundalini activation and Kundalini awakening. Actually sanskar is formed in the form of Kundalini only. Kundalini is the seed, which is injected into the subconscious mind through the ritual ceremony. In this way, good humane teachings also get injected with the kundalini as these become tagged with it. Thus mixture of kundalini and human teachings is the sanskara actually. Kundalini is the carrier and human teachings are the carried. With time, both grows together and make possible existence of kundalini awakening and humanly society together possible. These sanskar ceremonies are performed in a person’s such life stage, when he is extremely sensitive, and the seeds of sanskar sit easily and firmly in his subconscious mind. For example marriage ceremony. I think this is the greatest sacrament, because a man is most sensitive at the time of his marriage. Similarly, the birth-sanskar is also very effective, because at the time of his birth a man was like buried in the depths of darkness. He has come into the light first time, so he is extremely sensitive. The Upanayana ceremony is performed during a man’s adolescence, when he is undergoing transformation due to his sexual hormones. That’s why this stage of man is also very sensitive. Sanskar ceremony is mostly to be done in that state of man, when there is more influence of sexual energy in him, because it gives power to Kundalini. At the time of birth, the sexual energy of the parents is taken support of. Even a small sacrament in the form of ‘desire for awakening’ can eventually lead to Kundalini awakening, because like a seed the sanskar grows with time. This is represented in the Gita by this verse, “Svalpamapysya dharmasya tryate mahato bhayat”, that is, even a little ritual of this religion protects against great fear. The rituals of Kundalini Yoga have been called here as ‘a little ritual of this religion’.
Kundalini acts as a carrier of rites
At the time of the sacrament ceremony, the atmosphere of non-dualism is created through various spiritual processes. With the power of Advaita, Kundalini starts getting stronger in the mind. With the muladhara-residing power of that Kundalini, the mind becomes very sensitive and receptive. In such a situation, whatever education is given, it is well settled in the mind, and even gets lodged in the subconscious mind. The mind is also filled with joy with Kundalini. So whenever a man continues to rejoice, then Kundalini also keeps coming to his mind, and also the teachings associated with it in olden times. In this way those teachings keep getting stronger. Anand and Kundalini live together. Both get their power from the base chakra. It is the nature of the living being to run towards happiness.
Along with shakti or power, good manners are also important
The culture as driver does the work of giving direction to the power as vehicle. In Hinduism, the virtues of tolerance, generosity, non-violence etc. are due to this reason, because in this these qualities are instilled in the mind in the form of sacraments. The religion in which people are taught from birth and even taught every day that their religion is the only religion, their god is the only god, no matter how many evil deeds they do, they will go to heaven, and people of other religions no matter how many good deeds they do, they will always go to hell, and for not accepting their religion, people of other religions should be killed brutally as soon as they get a chance, what else can be expected from them. They misuse Kundalini Shakti, because the inhuman sanskars in their mind keep pushing them on the wrong path with the help of that kundalini power. Better than this, no rites should be inculcated in the mind, that is, no religion should be considered except human religion. When humans are made, then obviously humanity itself will flourish. Then the human values themselves will start growing in the mind. Buddha says, if you stop planting thorns, flowers will grow on their own. Kundalini Shakti always leads to goodness. But if by force, and even after lakhs of resistance of Kundalini, evils are repeatedly injected inside, then how long will she be able to keep up with it. Friends, a colorful forest full of various herbs grows around the fragrant marigold flower, while poisonous herb like lantana destroys every plant growing all around, and in the end it also gets destroyed. I was reading in Shiv Purana that one who is a devotee of Shiva, his every sin is forgiven. This means that such fanatical religions have emerged from Shivtantra itself. Tantra has many similarities with these. They can also be called extremist tantra. I remember a college time incident related to this. A lone Kashmiri Muslim in the entire hostel. The whole atmosphere seemed to be spoiled by that. Whoever came to mind, beating him. Blind well for flesh and eggs. Wine and slut misused often. Swords were hidden in the room. Expert in making petrol bombs. Once, in front of everyone, he secretly drew a sword from his almirah and put on my neck. I laughed looking at him because I thought he was joking. He too started laughing at the mockery of the fool. Then he put away the sword. An eyewitness friend of mine later told me that I shouldn’t have laughed, as it was a serious mater. I never understood what it meant. Yes, I used to rejoice during that time under the full influence of awakening and Kundalini. This shows how great enemies such religious fanatics are there of real spirituality. Just imagine that when a single Muslim among hundreds of Hindus can create so much disdain, what crime would they not have committed on the minority Kashmiri Hindus by being a majority in Kashmir. It was about the same time. This is the difference between rituals. The power is the same, but the sanskars are different. That is why it is very important to have good values along with power. This is what is shown in ‘The Kashmir Files Film’. This film is constantly setting new records.