Archive for February, 2012
…Let us collect our last gem from here. The Yogic practices are divided into two streams: meditation based on light, and meditation based on sound (vibrations). Both of these are complete in themselves. Hence, though Soma corresponds to Light and Pusan to Sound, nonetheless, the cows can all be treated and experienced either as rays or vibrations, depending on the context of the meditative observation. A yogi easily discerns the prominent cow(s) shining (or vibrating) in any personality, by the use of either method. In fact, in Veda, cow is the Sanskrit word ‘go’ which can mean ‘ray of light’ (apart from meaning ‘cow’); similarly, the parallel vibration principle is ‘vak’ (sound).
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As an ending note let us discuss about the esoteric nature of the post-Vedic (Tantric) literature on Sapta Chakras, which is replete with fascinating terms such as Kundalini, Shakti, Samadhi and so on. Well, as we know already, all of our potential is represented and coded within Bhag – he is the hidden treasure of riches with which we start in life – at the same time he is the inertia, too. So while he does possess many treasures (which we have rightful claims over), much of these remain but yet undiscovered due to inertia – unlocking the doors of Bhag assumes importance then, a process better known as the “awakening of Kundalini Shakti”. The event is normally not desirable as it brings about great instability, both mental and physical; almost suddenly one Chakra (Bhag) erupts into action while others remain at rest – Bhag’s potential energy is released, the floodgates are opened and as a result one or more of the other cows are bound to get affected, deluged and stirred, in whichever manner or pattern. And when (or rather, if) sanity prevails in the end, one usually ends up with a partial and temporary realisation. Too much myth has been created around the “dormant Kundalini Shakti” in absence of missing essentials such as the important Vedic God Aryaman. Surely, the Yogic method alone cannot and should not be the basis of all spiritual growth; many a time it is only after passing through every path and by-lane that one comes to know about the straightest one. The historical context shouldn’t be missed, either: society in India continued hopelessly and eternally to be so stagnant and Mitr-Varun insensitive for so long that it kept on driving away its best, young and talented into bewilderedness and jungles and other countries even. In Sapta Chakras what we see is, therefore, both their genius, and fallacies due to their own situation of being cut off from important responsibilities in the society. Obsession with ideas such as Samadhi, Moksa, etc, is more of a by-product; in this book, therefore, we might as well not see these words again…