Awakening of Kundalini
The feminine divine power (Devi Shakti) whom we worship by the name of, Radha, Sita, Parvati, Amba, Bhavani, Yogmaya, Saraswati in the world, dwells in our body in a coiled form in three and a half layers at the base of the spinal column(in Mooladhaar) in a dormant state. This divine spiritual energy has been called Kundalini by the Yogis (Spiritual Masters). A man’s behaviour remains like an animal in the absence of an awakened Kundalini. The Kundalini can be awakened only by the grace of an empowered Spiritual Master.
Indian Rishis (Sages), in relation to the origin of universe, foundin the state of deep meditation, that the entire universe exists within the human body. When they delved deeper in meditation, they found that the Creator of the universe is residing over the crown of the head in ‘Sahasraar’ and his divine power (Kundalini) is residing at the base of spinal column in ‘Mooladhaar’.The world was created by these two. The Kundalini descended to the base on the command of the Supreme Creator.The upward movement of Kundalini leading to it’s finally reaching ‘Sahasraar’ after being awakened, is what is called ‘Moksha’.
According to the process in ‘Shaktipat Initiation’ (Diksha) in ‘Guru -Shishya Parampara’( Master-disciple tradition), The Samarth Guru (Empowered Spiritual Master) awakens the Kundalini by his power and makes her travel upwards. As the Guru has complete control over Kundalini, it functions as per his commands.
As Kundalini is the ‘ Para shakti’ ( highest form of energy) of the ‘Param Satta’ (Supreme Creator) dwelling in ‘Sahasraar’, it follows the command only of the Supreme Creator. From this it becomes very clear that only the person who attains the ‘Siddhi’ of that ‘Param tattva’ dwelling in ‘Sahasraar’, is entitled to control Kundalini. Since Kundalini works through only one person at any given time in the world, so the job of awakening of Kundalini can be done by only one person at any given time in the world. Since such a Spiritual Masteris ‘Sarvabhoumsatta’ ( universal consciousness), he is capable of bringing unprecedented revolution in the world.
The feminine divine power (Devi Shakti) whom we worship by the name of, Radha, Sita, Parvati, Amba, Bhavani, Yogmaya, Saraswati in the world, dwells in our body in a coiled form in three and a half layers at the base of the spinal column (in Mooladhaar Chakra) in a dormant state. This divine spiritual energy has been called Kundalini by the Yogis (Spiritual Masters). A man’s behaviour remains like an animal in the absence of an awakened Kundalini. The Kundalini can be awakened only by the grace of an empowered Spiritual Master.
Kabirdasji has described the Kundalini in the following couplet (Doha)
Kabira dhara agam ki, Sadguru dai lakhai !
Ulat tahi padhiye sada, swami sang lagai !
According to sages, a stream(feminine divine energy) while descending from the ‘ Agamlok’ , went on creating all other ‘lokas’ before it finally settled in ‘Mooladhaar’. In this way all the ‘Lokas’ have been created by that ‘Jagat Janani Radha’ or Kundalini (Supreme divine power). It is possible for it to reach its Supreme Master (Krishna) after being awakened in human life. The union of Radha and Krishna or ‘Prithvi and Akaash tattva’(Earth and Sky elements) is known as ‘Moksha’.
The empowered Spiritual Master who has attained the Siddhi of the ‘Akash Tattva’(Krishna), alone can awaken the Kundalini and help one attain ‘Moksha, no one else.
This can also be verified by our ‘Dharam Shashtra’ (Religious scriptures) and by going back in history too. Swami Vivekanand interacted with many Spiritual masters but no one could awaken the ‘Tattvagyan’ in him. Finally, he found the answer when he met Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans.
Maharishi Shri Aurobindo has described Kundalini as- It is a ‘yogashakti’. It exists as coiled form in all the ‘Chakaras’ in our body and its form at the base (Mooladhar) has been called Kundalini in ‘Tantra’(Scripture). But it is present on the crown of our head as a Supreme Power (Divya Shakti) where it is not coiled and dormant but is awakened, conscious, powerful, expanded and vast. Here it is waiting to be expressed. We have to open ourselves to this power. This power manifests in our mind as a supreme human power (Diyva Manas Shakti). It can perform all of those work which cannot be even expressed by an individual’s mind. It becomes ‘Yogic Manas Shakti’ at this time. In the same way when it manifests in the ‘Prana’ (Breath of life) or ‘sharir’ (body) and works here, it appears as ‘Yogic PranicShakti’ or ‘Yogic Sharirik Shakti’ (Yogic Bodily Power). It can spread and expand on the outer, above and below and then can be awakened in all these forms and can become a well-defined power for all the things. It can expand itself in lower areas of body and after establishing its kingdom here, it can expand itself in the vastness above. Then it can connect the lowest levels in our body with the highest levels in the above regions of our body. It can take the man in a state of neutrality or a universal consciousness and make him free (Mukt) forever.