|SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY:|
|A note on KUNDALINI and
The Psychic Centres of the Body
|Every human body has six yogic centres, called cakras,
elaborately described in texts on yoga and tantra.
They are intimately connected to the body's endocrine system.
With the successive awakening or activation of each of these cakras,
there are corresponding changes in one's body,
emotions, mind and degree of consciousness.
The progressive expansion of consciousness yields
an increase of knowledge about oneself and
a deepening awareness of the self-luminant Atman.
|The root or base of all these cakras is the nerve centre called mUlAdhAra ,
a manifestation of the prANa-zakti, the vital force of human life.
This centre as well as the other ones are not physical, they are subtle;
in other words, they cannot be located by the surgeon's knife.
The spinal column contains two subtle nerve-currents,
idA on the left and pingala on the right
and a central passage, called the suSumnA.
The nerve centres are actually situated on the suSumnA;
where we use the physical terms like the navel, the throat, etc. below
we are only using approximate indicators to the locations.
|The mUlAdhAra is said to be situated
at the lowest extremity of the spinal column,
in the region midway between the anus and the genitals.
The other nerve centres are, respectively,
the svAdhiSTAna, at the root of the genitals,
the maNipUraka, at the spinal spot opposite the navel,
the anAhata, opposite the heart,
the vizuddhi, opposite the throat,
and the AjnA, opposite the spot between the eyebrows.
|Twenty-one fundamental principles or tatvas of the universe,
all insentient, are indicated by the six cakras.
|Five senses of
|Mind, that is,
the aggregate of the four parts
of the mental function,
namely, the Ego,
the receiving antenna and
the storehouse of memories.
reproduction & carnal
|Five senses of
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|March 3, 1999|
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