Kundalini - An Untold Story - A himalayan mystic's insight into the power of Kundalini and Chakra Sadhana
How much do I want to read more? 8/10
What a strange spiritual book.
I like this image not to get distracted by the fruits, to focus on the roots so that the whole tree will be yours.
I have to read more on this one.
Om Swami is a mystic who lives in the Himalayan foothills.
Prior to renunciation, he founded and ran a multi-million-dollar software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India.
Swami is also the author of the best-selling If Truth be Told: A Monk’s Memoir and The Wellness Sense.
WHY THIS BOOK?
seekers all the time who want quick solutions.
Chakra bracelets, pendants, incense, mats, rugs, clothes, wall hangings, chakra music, chakra programming and other attractive paraphernalia have absolutely no connection with the real sadhana of chakras. Anyone who claims to awaken your kundalini by touching you on your forehead (or wherever) is lying to you, no matter how genuine and charismatic that person might sound or appear.
Your chakras are not some chapters from a book that someone could just read. People talk about opening or closing chakras as if they were a jar of cookies with a lid that you could remove any time or put back on.
Understanding the real truth of chakras is a completely different ballgame.
Krishna says to Arjuna, "Upon attainment one finds that the truth is not what it had been made out to be. The real form of the tree of life is imerceptible; it has neither beginning nor end. The one, who cuts it from the roots with great detachment, reaches an irreversible state of tranquility. He reaches a shore from where there is no return. He returns to his source.
-- Bhagavad Gita, 15.3,4
Milk once churned into butter cannot transform back to being milk again. Similarly, once you discover your true nature, no matter what happens, your old tendencies, your negative emotions leave you completely.
A selfless concern for the welfare of all sentient beings arises in you naturally. You grow out of your own shoes.
Awakening of the kundalini is reaching your innermost state of bliss and joy. This state is covered with ten layers – desire, anger, greed, attachment, ego, passion, jealousy, hatred, fear and self-concern.
As you elevate spiritually, you start shedding these layers. These avarana, layers, veil the true you. The real you that is beyond the duality of pain and grief, good and bad, moral and immoral.
Awakening is a steady and gradual process on the path of kundalini sadhana. It is not an instant realization. It builds up, it grows on you. With each level of awakening, you discover bit more about the new you and you shed bit more of the old you.
All it requires is for one to walk the path with great determination and tenacity.
Let the fruits not distract you. You just have to nurture the roots and the whole tree will belong to you.