Kundalini yoga philosophy in the animation movie Raya and the last dragon

Heartiest congratulations to all on the occasion of Prakash Parv of Sri Guru Nanak Dev

Friends, I was talking about the Kundalini effects of dragons in the previous posts. In the time being, I got a chance to watch the animation movie Raya and the Last Dragon. In this I saw a complete yoga philosophy. Now it is not clear whether Yogdarshan’s help was also taken in some form or the other while making this film or only I have seen it there. As far as I searched on Google, I came to know that inspiration has been taken from South East Asian (Thailand etc.) life and not from any yoga etc. Anyway, yoga has become quite popular in Thailand. It consists of a dragon shaped river and some human settlements in its course. There is a heart land called Kumandra Land in it. Everyone lives there together lovingly. Dragons dominate everywhere. The dragon saves everyone from the sinful demon named Drun, the tornado. Druns suck people’s souls and turn them into lifeless stones. The dragons are used up while fighting those monsters. Then after five hundred years they attack the human settlements again. Heartland contains a gemstone made up by dragons, which protects all from the drun. It can revive a man made to stone, but not a dragon made to stone. The different tribes get separated from the main tribe of Heartland and settle in different parts of the river to get that gem. The names of those tribes are Tail, Tailon, Spine and Fang. The Tailon Tribe has built their houses on the river to avoid Drun. Actually, there is no effect of dragons in the water, due to which the drun cannot reach there. The head of the Heart clan, Banz, wants all the tribes to come together and make a compromise and re-build Kumandra, in which all together are safe from druns. So he organizes a ceremony to which all the tribes are invited. There, a child of the Fang clan deceives Banz’s daughter Raya and leads the people of all the tribes to the gem. They all start fighting among themselves for the gem. This breaks the gem into five pieces. Each tribe gets a piece in hand. Drun attacks everyone as the gem breaks. Everyone runs here and there to save lives. Banz Standing on the bridge, giving the piece of gem to his daughter, pushes her into the river, advising her to make his land Kumandra again and himself turns into a stone by drun’s attack. six years later, Raya is going in a rook to find the bank of the river where the last dragon Sisu can be found somewhere. She suddenly finds her near the desert-like Tail clan. Sisu tells her that the gem was made and handed to her by her brothers and sisters, believing her. She finds that she can use her powers when she holds a piece. Each piece activates a different kind of power. She, with the help of Sisu, she finds another piece of gem in the temple there. This gives the Sisu dragon the power to appear as a man. Then they reach the Spine clan, escaping from the Fang clan. In this journey, Raya also finds five to six friends, some of whom are like a child, some like a monkey and some like a fool, although all are strong. Sisu does not want to fight with Namari, the princess of the powerful Fang clan, instead wants to convince her with a gift. When Sisu is showing her the pieces of the gem, Namari deceives her with arrow targeted to her. As soon as Raya starts attacking her out of fear, she shoots the same arrow that kills Sisu and she falls into the river. all the water dries up and Drun’s attacks escalate all of a sudden. All Raya’s friends and Namari also try to drive away Drun with their respective gem pieces, but for how long. Those pieces are disappearing in vapours. That’s when Raya remembers Sisu’s saying that faith is also necessary to join the pieces of a gem. So she gives Namari her piece of stone and she herself becomes a stone. Seeing Raya doing this, her friends also turn themselves into stones by handing over gem pieces to Namari. In the end, Namari also becomes a stone by adding her own piece to them. When the gem is fully formed again, there is light all around, and with that Raya’s father, Banj, and all the stone-turned people come alive. All stone turned dragons also come alive. Kumandra comes back and everyone starts living together again.

Kundalini Based Explanation of Raya and the Last Dragon

It is less of a Chinese dragon and more as a serpent of Kundalini tantra. This is the Sushumna Nadi. I was stating in a previous post that both are same, and represent Kundalini Shakti shaped like a serpent or the spine. It remains in water means it remains in the cerebrospinal fluid of the spinal cord. The flow of Kundalini energy in the spine keeps away evil thoughts in the form of druns or sins. Kumandra is that country or society, in which all types of feelings i.e. people live together. Different chakras are different tribal areas, and different mental feelings and thoughts on those chakras are different tribal people. Kumandra is actually a state of Kundalini yoga, in which the Kundalini Shakti ie dragon is rotated on all the chakras simultaneously. With the contribution of each chakra, a Kundalini picture, that is, a meditation picture, starts shining by this Kundalini Shakti. Sometimes it appears on some chakra and sometimes on another chakra. This is this gem which saves from the drun of duality. The man named Benz was holding that Kundalini picture only in his heart. Meaning the man was like an ordinary Raja Yogi, not a Tantric Kundalini Yogi. By this the people of Heartland means the cells of the heart were full of power, but other chakras were lacking in power. So the organs related to those chakras were suffering from lack of power. So it is natural that they were trying to steal the power source gem from the Heart clan. Once the head of the heartland means the soul has given all the people invitation on a feast means he tried meditating in an organized way on all the chakras with a sincere heart. But instead of joining together, they snatched and broke the gem, meaning that the man did not give Kundalini energy to all the chakras simultaneously by continuous practice of Tantric Kundalini Yoga for long, but he did meditation only once or did only simple i.e. less effective Kundalini Yoga. It is natural that the power was divided between the chakras, but the Kundalini picture disappeared, meaning it became situated on all the five main chakras in the form of formless shakti, that is, the gem broke into five pieces and one piece went to each tribe. People of all the chakras were alive with this power, but they were not safe from the drun of ignorance, because there was no complete or bright Kundalini picture in the form of a gem. Meditation saves from ignorance only in the form of a kundalini picture that’s the gem. Dhyana Chitra’s loss means that the soul named Banj got drowned in the darkness of ignorance due to the snatching of the gem, that means he died or turned to stone, but he gave the shakti with teaching to her daughter Raya meaning he gave the light of Kundalini Shakti that’s a piece of gem to the intellect, and advised her that she again make the non-dual world of body means Kumandra. Advaita means establishing harmony. Raya means intellect then jumps into water meaning cerebrospinal fluid of spinal cord means she practices meditation of sushumna channel in the spinal chord, where Kundalini Shakti means Sisu is noticed by her. In fact, meditation on the chakras is called meditation. To make it easier to meditate on the chakra, one can touch the chakra with the left hand, as the right hand touches the nose for pranayama. This itself turns the focus on the Kundalini picture. This is the specialty of hatha yoga. In Raja Yoga, the meditation-picture has to be focused by force and producing burden on the mind, which seems difficult. Just as by meditating on the chakra one starts meditating on the Dhyana Chitra itself, in the same way, by meditating on the serpent form Sushumna Nadi located in the spine, the Kundalini picture itself starts being meditated upon. There is great power in touch. Sushumna can be touched by massaging the back. There are many asanas, which make the feel of touch or pressure on the sushumna. The chair which gives full support to the whole back by touching it well, that looks blissful because the sushumna is active on it. What I was talking about in the previous post on the Ouroborus snake, how both man and woman, in cooperation with each other, activate the female half of their body in the form of chakras located in the path of front channel of their body, all that is through the amazing touch sensation mostly. Raya is saved from Drun by the influence of dragon or shakti. She senses the power of dragon in that river ie Sushumna Nadi, so she starts searching for her. Nadi also means river in Sanskrit. She is hiding in the Tail Island, which means that the shakti is in a sleep state in the Muladhara Chakra as often told. With the help of that dragon or Kundalini Shakti, she means intellect starts looking for the pieces of the gem, meaning the whole Kundalini picture, on the above islands, which means on the bases of the shakti, that is, on the chakras. A piece of gem by heart or mind or soul or Sahasrara has been given to her in the form of good inspiration. The soul resides in the heart or mind only. The second piece is found on the Mooladhara Chakra, the temple of Tail Island. Due to this the dragon can come in human form, which means that the Kundalini energy is spread throughout the Sushumana Nadi, which is in the shape of a snake with hood shaped like human. It means shakti is rising and trying to awaken by standing up. The people of Tailon Island live above water, meaning the body cells of the front swadhisthana chakra are located above the prostate filled with liquid semen. The swadhishthana chakra is surrounded by liquids in the form of seminal and urinary fluids flowing in the drains and micro rivers. The Front Swadhisthana Chakra is connected to the Rear Swadhishthana Chakra by a bridge-like Nadi connection. It is said that the people of Tailon Island lived in the middle of the river by building their houses on platforms etc. Due to the power of watery semen, this island-like chakra is not affected by ignorance or inefficiency in the form of attacks of druns. The bridge reminded of the Morbi bridge accident in Gujarat state. Recently, more than a hundred people died by drowning in the river due to the collapse of that swinging bridge connected to a famous hindu temple. Most of them were children. The youngest child is said to be two years old. TV journalists were showing the shoes of a small child who had drowned in the river. The shoes were brand new, and they had a picture of the Joker laughing. The child would have been jumping lost in joy over the bridge too happy with his new shoe, and then death must have caught him. Death comes unnoticed just like this. That is why it is said that death and God should always be remembered. It is a heart touching scene. Those who survive in such accidents are also mostly so called mentally handicapped. When I was in senior secondary school, a new teacher came to teach us English. He lived as calm, serious, quiet, detached, and non-dual. Some intelligent children found his method of teaching slow and backward in comparison to the previous teacher, but I liked it very much. Perhaps I was influenced by his so-called spiritual qualities. He used to watch with love, but did not laugh. Many times while thinking something, he used to say that one should never do bad to anyone, what is there in this life etc. Later it was heard that when he was carrying some cash to his previous school, some miscreants snatched the money from him and pushed him down the road bridge along with a scooter. There he lay unconscious when his wife looked for him and took him to the hospital. For a fearful and compelled man, all the paths of progress are closed, even his earlier progress starts getting destroyed. Of course, he must make spiritual progress on the strength of his past progress. But how long will the force of past progress last? Hindus were first scared by Islamic attackers, now Pakistan nurtured Islamic terrorism is intimidating. So called Khalistani terrorism is also one of them. The religion whose people and gurus had laid down their lives happily to protect Hinduism from the Mughal invaders, today a handful of those are supporting the so-called anti-Hindu Khalistan movement, on which most of the people remain silent due to fear etc., because many of those who spoke were silenced forcefully or put to death. If a little bit of everyone speaks freely in protest, then the terrorists will kill whom and whom. According to sources, Canada remains their main base. More recently, Hinduist political party Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead while he was protesting peacefully against the dumping of deity idols in the garbage. According to sources, its wires are also being told attached to Pak-supported Khalistan. Be it Gagneja or Rabindra Gosain, the leader of the so-called Hindu ideological Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the list of victims of this international conspiracy is long. If you look deeply, it seems that Hindus are fighting with Hindus, the so called outsiders are the instigators and conspirators. Yes, now back to the original topic of the post. You must have also seen that no matter what it is, someone gets attracted towards sex on some pretext or the other mainly to save him from drun of ignorance. The third piece was found by him in the spine, that is, the spinal cord, in the form of a sensation arising in the Sushumna. The Kundalini Shakti located in the spine is got from the Kundalini picture on Chakras, as it is mentioned in the Shiva Purana that the seven sage wives (chakras) gave their semen effulgence to the Himalayas (the spine). Sisu tells that the pieces of the gem were given to her by her brothers and sisters, who lived on these different islands. The thing is this same. The Kundalini energy in the form of kundalini picture contemplated on each chakra gets collected, strengthened and recieved by the dragon Sisu ie. sushumna nadi, and then by one’s own brain, that is, by the mind of the man (because the mind of the serpent is the mind of the man) as a special energy and a new positive transformation from it. It is said in the above myth story that by getting a piece of every gem, Sisu acquires a special new power. Raya and Sisu escape from the Fang clan to the Spine clan, meaning awareness or intellect and kundalini energy does not rise up through the front chakras, rather, it rises up through the spinal cord passing through rear chakras. It is said because the fang means the sharp tooth of the mouth comes in the way of the front chakras. In this journey raya finds four or five helpful friends, that is, the five pranas and muscular strength that help to rotate the Kundalini Shakti. Near Fang Island, she enters the front Vishuddhi Chakra from rear. That is because there it is the most difficult to raise the Kundalini energy above the Vishuddhi chakra, so it slips forward. There princess Namari means sickness or weakness or worldliness kills sisu shakti, means she forces her to withdraw, and she falls into the river, means flowing back down in the fluid of the spinal cord. In Japanese, Namari means the same. Due to this, the tornadoes or druns become powerful again and start killing people, that is, by not giving emotions trapped in the chakras a chance to get out, while making them stone i.e. lifeless. Chakras are also circular like tornadoes. Sisu does not want to fight with Namari, meaning when the Kundalini Shakti starts climbing up by crossing the Vishuddhi Chakra, then the fighting-fighting thinking of the mind gets destroyed. The satoguna or lightful quality of the mind is increased. She wants to give a gift to Namari i.e. by feeding her some sweets etc. Anyway, when something happens to be in the mouth, the Kundalini circuit is completed, due to which the Kundalini starts rotating easily. But the opposite happened. Instead of helping Kundalini with it, a man’s intellect or raya started increasing the vices of worldliness like anger, fighting etc. with the help of worldly Namari. This will destroy the Kundalini Shakti. It has been shown that Sisu dies after being hit by an arrow and falls into the river, which means that the energy then goes back down the spine through the cerebrospinal fluid. This triggers Drun’s attacks again. Due to lack of power, they try to avoid the tornado with the Kundalini Chitra, which is broken into pieces, but without kundalini shakti, how long the Kundalini picture will save them. The Kundalini picture, that is, the meditation picture, gets its life and shine through kundalini energy. Due to this lake of energy, that meditation picture also starts getting blurred. From this Raya means intellect remembers that Sisu means Shakti had received that Kundalini gem only through mutual harmony and trust. That’s why she gives her gem piece to the worldly individual means Namari. All the organs and pranas follow the intellect, so all his friends mean pranas gave there energy to worldliness. The Kundalini chitra parts/luminescence that have been captured on different chakras, means different gem parts are handed over to worldly Namari. Namari also adds her piece to it leaving attachment to it, that means she also starts dealing in the world with non-attachment and non-duality using her full power. With this, those gem pieces get joined completely, that means the Kundalini picture starts shining with joy and peace. Due to this, the feelings buried in the chakras start reappearing again and merging in the bliss of the soul, which means that the people who were made stone and trapped by the whirlwinds or druns (chakras) come alive again and start rejoicing. With Sushumna flowing, awareness starts running in all the nadis of the body, meaning the rustle of the Shakti start running in them with feeling of joy. It is said as that then all dragons made of stone also become alive. Awakened dragons mean awakened nadis. Those dragons bring back happiness and prosperity to the whole of Kumandra. Because the body is also like a huge country, in which shakti travelling through nadis does everything. Through running of blissful energy in each nadi, the whole body itself becomes happy, strong and healthy. Earlier, pieces of gem were able to revive people made to stone, but not dragons made to stone. This means that through the blurred Kundalini picture, the feelings buried in the chakras begin to emerge, but the energy that moves rustling in nadis was not produced enough with it, as it requires as sharp and full kundalini image as possible. The Kundalini Shakti, which rustles in the form of a mighty serpent, follows the same mental Kundalini image. Further, Tantric sexual yoga strengthens this image and Shakti even more. Maharaj Osho also says the same thing. This means that the shakti chakras, especially the mooladhara chakra, remain in a sleeping state without proper and sustained meditation image. The proof of this is also that if you start chanting sleep-sleep in the mind, then the Kundalini image along with the Kundalini shakti will be felt on the Swadhisthana Chakra and the Muladhara Chakra along with inward constriction of naval chakra. Along with this, there is also a relaxed feeling, the pressure in the brain is felt to decrease suddenly, flood of irrevalent thoughts calm down, and headache is also relieved. This technique is very beneficial for those who have less sleep or who are under stress. I call meditation image as kundalini image because it awakens muladhara chakra and kundalini energy associated with it.

Nidra devi is the goddess of sleep. The mantra “Shri Nidra Hai” is designed by me. From Shree there is a non-dual experience of the philosophy of Physiology (sharir), due to which the Kundalini increases some pressure in the brain, from sleep word that Kundalini descends carrying excess pressure with it to the lower chakras, and with hai means exists, one returns to the normal state. If the pressure starts increasing in the brain while doing yoga, even then this remedy is very effective. Actually, sleep is also very important for yoga. Awakening is relative to sleep, so it can be achieved only through sleep. The one who always tries to stay awake by forcing himself to increase the quality of impractical goodness always in mind, at times I feel him like doing a pretense, and I doubt that spiritual awakening can be achieved with it. Similarly, while reading in the book etc, I used to think that Shambhavi Mudra is what a great and miraculous knowledge, because it used to be written that way. Writing is done so that the difficult thing can be made easy, not the opposite. Everything is simple if understood in a practical way. Keeping an eye on the nose or nose tip is a common and simple practice to centralize and rotate the Kundalini energy. By looking through both of the eyes at the same time, a subtle attention gets also fixed on the Agya Chakra, this is also a simple practice. Keeping the tongue as far back as possible on the palate is also a simple yoga tactic. By mixing these three techniques together, Shambhavi Mudra is formed, which brings the benefits of all three together and effectively. That is why life should be balanced so that equal contribution of the whole body chakras remains in it and the body remains fully functional. Yoga is balance. Similarly, the pieces of the gem were not able to provide permanent protection to the people from the drun. This is a method of Raja Yoga, in which the Kundalini picture is meditated only in the mind or heart, as opposed to complete yoga practice in the form of yogasanas and pranayama etc. of hatha yoga. Therefore, as long as the Kundalini picture is meditated in mind, it remains there, but as soon as that meditation image is removed from there, it fades away completely. This is the local remedy of the Banj clan to preserve the gem. This prevents drun or ignorance in the mind or heart, but it keeps on suppressing the feelings in the form of turning them in to stones on other chakras as there kundalini image isn’t meditated through full and dedicated kundalini yoga. Therefore the complete, everlasting and universal remedy is the proper worldliness with Hatha Yoga, not only the Raja Yoga. Rajayoga for many means just sitting idle and meditating. This is because in the hathayoga way of meditation the whole body and the outside world are equally and properly used in the meditation. However, initially it is the complete sattvik or light-full Raja Yoga that prepares and maintains the Kundalini picture in the mind. Rajayoga is preparatory and hathayoga is enhancer of yoga. It’s just like banj, the head of the heart clan had kept the gem in custody for the future. Many people see the asanas of hatha yoga and say that it is physical exercise, the real yoga is done through meditation in the mind. They mean to say that the bird of mind keeps on flying in empty space without any basis. But the truth is that the bird of the mind resides on the tree of the body. The healthier and more fruitful the tree is, the happier the bird will be.