Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - Printable Version
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Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - GrandWizzard - 05-23-2012 07:10 AM
The Kundalini rises in the True Congregation; through the Word of the Guru, they enjoy the Lord of Supreme Bliss.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 1402
The Bhatts have mentioned Kundalini in Guru Granth Sahib Ji Maharaj. This discourse will talk about the meaning of Kundalini and how it is awakened, as explained by Gurbani.
Kundalini, also known as the energy of life or the energy of the awakened, lies in a coiled form in the region just below the navel. The name 'Kunalini' comes from the coiled state of this energy. This energy sleeps in a coil just like a snake sleeps wrapped up. The real energy of life is just like such a snake – it sleeps in a coil with its head downwards. When this energy is awakened by chanting gods name and meditation, it rises upwards, penetrates and crosses a row of 6 Chakras, finally reaching the 'Agya Chakra', the supreme state of conciousness and bliss. This Kundalini energy rises with the essance of God, and if it starts going downwards, it is because of the essance of lust. So, because of lust, flow of life flows downwards, while its upward flow is all due to the essance of God. It is the essance of God, the Waheguru Mantra, the Gurbani, that awakens the energy and makes it rise upwards.
The first chakra right above the navel is called the 'Mool-Adhaar'. The second chakra above it is the 'Sav-Dishtaan'. Above Sav-Dishtaan chakra, there lies the third chakra called the 'Manipur'. The fourth chakra above it is called 'Aahat-Anaahat' chakra. When the awakned energy reaches the 'Kanth' and crosses it, the chakra at the Kanth is called 'Vishudhh'. And the last chakra out of all the chakras is the 'Agya Chakra'. These chakras can be thought of as the stages in the path of spirituality that the energy must cross in order to reach the supreme state of bliss.
There is a strong desire in human beings to achieve that supreme bliss. However, there is energy downwards, and there is energy upwards – there is energy for the form; and there is energy for the formless.
Just like water flows downwards automatically, human energy also automatically flows downwards. One does not need any motivation to become arrogant, greedy, lustful, dishonest; it happens automatically. But, efforts are required if one has the desire to be honest, content, patient, etc. Just as pressure needs to be applied to water to make it rise upwards, similarly certain 'pressure' is mandatory to make one rise from the base, and that sole pressure is chanting gods name. Guruji describes it as:
Remembering, remembering, remembering my Guru in meditation, my sleeping mind is awakened.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 758
From ages, our life energy has been sleeping. One often spends the entire lifetime sleeping in this slumber. When this energy rises up with the efforts of chanting gods name, the desire of lust is destroyed; one does not find pleasures in the essance of lust anymore. This is because the essance of lust lies below the energy base, while the energy has already risen above its base. Thus, the essance of lust is destroyed when the energy rises up. But even though desires of lust get destroyed, the energy has not reached the supreme state of bliss.
Those individuals, whose energy has not even risen from its base, the observation is that their lustful desires do not get diminished even after reaching a ripe old age.
Your hair is whiter than the jasmine flower, and your voice has grown feeble, as if it comes from the seventh underworld.
Your eyes water, and your intellect and strength have left you; but still, your sexual desire churns and drives you on.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 93
Bhagat Trilochan Ji says that even at the old age, where have have turned white, eyes cannot see properly, the voice shakes with weakness, the desires of kaam keep churning in the empty, dry pot. There is only way to escape this desire, and that way is chanting gods name.If the energy goes down, it gives birth to human form; it it rises up, it gives birth to the formless within. If the energy goes down, it ends the human in dust; if it rises up, it merges the soul with God. A Person that has no desire for lust left in him and finds no attraction in the physical form shows clear signs of the risen energy.
Beauty and sexual desire are friends; hunger and tasty food are tied together.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 1288
That person will see the formless in all humanity and nature – he will savour God in all the exreme objects of beauty. Otherwise, there is only the world of desires below the base of the energy. If one has not been able to rise up from the base, then even the visits and prayers said at religious places is solely to get worldly desires fulfilled. It is often observed that people sitting at the religious places are busy praying to that effect. Therefore, anyone who lives in a world of desires is lustful.
You are called the Lord and Master, the Guru of the World.
I am called a lustful being of the Dark Age
Guru Granth Sahib Page 710
Bhagat Ravidas Ji has made it clear – human desires have risen to extreme levels in the present age, and as a result, man has become extremely lustful. Prayer is meant to achieve God, not worldly objects. One cannot get the whole world with prayers, and without true prayers, one cannot find the Formless.
The second chakra is the “Sav-Dishtaan”, which is above the base of the energy. With continuous chanting of gods name, an persons energy rises up from the base and slowly but steadily penetrates and cross this second chakra. What is the sign that this chakra has been crossed? Such a person will have no fear of death, for he has risen above the fear of death altogether. Nobody can scare such a person with fears of death. Actually, anybody who threatens others with fears of death clearly shows the sign that he still is living below the level of second chakra.
Says Kabeer, I am now immersed in intuitive peace and poise.
I do not fear anyone, and I do not strike fear into anyone else.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 327
Kabir Ji says, I've reached that world where I do not get scared, nor I scare anybody. Often, it is the individuals who have fear in themselves scare others. Guru Teg Bahadur Ji also describes the same signs of a person who has no fear in him.
One who does not frighten anyone, and who is not afraid of anyone else- says Nanak, listen, mind: call him spiritually wise.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 1427
When one's energy crosses the Sav-Dsihtaan, the world of complete fearlessness starts. Guruji says:
The earth, the Akaashic ethers and the stars abide in the Fear of God. The almighty Order of the Lord is over the heads of all.
Wind, water and fire abide in the Fear of God; poor Indra abides in the Fear of God as well I have heard one thing, that the One Lord alone is fearless.He alone is at peace, and he alone is embellished forever, who meets with the Guru, and sings the Glorious Praises of the Lord. '
Guru Granth Sahib Page 998
Guru Arjan Dev Ji says that, in a sublime way even the stars, planets, etc. are struck with fear, that is why they are in discipline. It is true one needs discipline in life to remain on the right path but a person who always lives in fear becomes paranoid. He always worries about health, loss of weath, death, lack of respect, etc. On the other hand, those who have crossed the second chakra, only fear God and no one else. That fear is out of pure love and respect for God and desire to listen to Gods word grows within.
In the Fear of God, the Immaculate Lord, sing the Glorious Praises of the Lord, and behold the Lord's Presence before you.
Guru Granth Sahib Page 774
Anybody who has worldly fears will never be able to purify himself. On the other hand, anybody who fears only God will never get impure. Guru Amar Das Ji says in Baba Farid Ji's saloks:
In the Fear of God, the body becomes thin, and the blood of greed passes out of the body.As fire purifies metal, so does the Fear of the Lord eradicate the filth of evil-mindedness.
Guru Granth Sahib 949-950
Just fire removes all impurities and purifies gold, similarly, fear of God puts all evil desire within to rest. So, with regular and continuous chanting of gods name, one raises the energy above to the destination of 'Agya Chakra' where God is realised. This Agya Chakra is in the head, which makes it clear that one will have to raise the energy upwards.
Often, it is observed that although water under pressure rises up, when the pressure finishes, the forces of gravity drag the risen water down again. Similarly, a person raises himself above the base with good company and guidance of religious scriptures, but the worldly attraction starts dragging him down again.
Thus, there is an attraction for both directions – the materials and God. If one looks at the universe, all the elements live in mutual attraction. Sun, planets, etc. are not suspended by any wires nor supported by any pillars. Similarly, when we look at the family members, they also exist in mutual attraction. Husband has an attraction for the wife and vica-versa, children have a pull towards parents and parents live in the affection of their children. Sometimes, it is seen that a star that breaks this attraction falls and gets destroyed; it ceases to exist. Similarly, when the mutual attraction finishes between husband and wife, children and parents, they start breaking and falling apart. Thus, this entire universe lives in attraction. Now, on one hand, there is attraction for God. The day one's energy level rises and reaches the boundaries of God, it becomes impossible to bring him down. For example – it is said that the perimeters of earth's atmosphere are approximately 300 miles in radius. Any object that leaves that radius will be free from earth's gravity and then earth will not be able to pull it back down. Similarly, there is a limit to the attraction for worldly objects. When one sincerely recites God's name and meditates, he crosses that boundary where no importance remains for objects or beauty; things that could pull him down – the state of conciousness rises beyond controls of other factors. With constant chanting of gods name, the energy of a person rises up further and reaches the third chakra, the 'Manipur' – the world of thoughts. When this chakra is crossed, the chattering thoughts die down, the futile running of the mind stops and one is blessed with a peaceful state. Journey to the next level begins instead, which is full of emotions.
Religious scholars say there are three type of 'worlds' in which one exists: The world beyond intellect, the world below intellect and the world of intellect. The world below the intellect is the world of animals; such a world does not have any noisy thought process. That is why, animals have remained almost the same since ages, they have not shown any signs of development. The reason is that they just cannot think at all. Then, life in the world of intellect is the human life. Here, civilizations develop, social rules are born, politics evolves. Then, there is yet another world that is beyond the reach of reasoning. That world is a world full of emotions. Cross the boundaries of reason and logic, for these are mere tools of guidance. Try to reach the destination, do not revolve around the lamp. But those who are revolving around it are at least humans; what about those who do not have the lamp lighted at all? Those are still living the lives of animals. And then there are those who have crossed and went beyond the realms of intellect; they are the dervishes and farishtas as they have become one with God. Since such people do not get along with the material ideologies of humans, they are often mistaken as madmen. People living below and far beyond the levels of intellect often appear to be crazy. The former will talk absolute nonsense, which goes below the feet, and the latter talks about things that go above the head.
One can observe the animals – they eat, reproduce, take care of their young ones for a while; that is their life. Animals never get bored, they never go mad. The only animals that may go mad are the ones that are made to live in the company of humans. The reason they do not get bored is because animals have no brains to think; and one has to think to get impatient, bored or even mad. Thus, all the intellectual people in this world are also the most impatient, dissatisfied. Therefore, impatience, anxiety, is a clear sign that a person is thinking too much. There are only two solutions to escape this: Either that person falls below the levels of intellect, or rises and transcends the limits of intelligence. It is easier to fall down, and that is why most intellectuals start consuming alcohol and end up falling into the world of animals. The other way is the way of the Gurbani – to rise above the levels of intellect. The only thing is, this 'wine' is not sold in shops, it has to be made by own self. It is often said that the journey to God starts where the limits of intellect and logic finish. That is why, God can never be realised nor felt by a person confined in the realms of logic and reasoning.
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - OnlyTheFaithful - 05-23-2012 07:32 AM
i like it "explains why on my days off i get drunk, and doss in this forum like its a street corner"
id like to know when the book was rote though,or if in fact its bullshit.
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - 1871 - 05-23-2012 12:21 PM
Grandwizzard - explain something about the colours of these chakras. Do they have colours?
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - kingjaz17 - 05-23-2012 02:16 PM
Wow, didnt know Guru Granth Sahib had so much on kundalini,
Never really had an interest in it though since I can't interpret Gurbani, I can only read it, and very slow too..
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - GrandWizzard - 05-23-2012 08:56 PM
(05-23-2012 12:21 PM)1871 Wrote: Grandwizzard - explain something about the colours of these chakras. Do they have colours?
dont know these are all english translations of giani sant singh maskeens speeches found on youtube and he doesnt seem to have mentioned chakras having colors anywere else, i did a quik google search for chakra colors and the stuff i found doesnt seem like anything related to spirituality instead it seems like the shit i would find in the horoscope section of my newspaper
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - 1871 - 05-23-2012 09:34 PM
Yet there is this;
Guru Nanak, pg. 16
neelee siaahee kadhaa karanee pehiran pair dhhiaan ||
The blackness of sin is erased by my wearing of blue clothes, and meditation on the Lord's Lotus Feet is my robe of honor.
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - GrandWizzard - 05-23-2012 09:54 PM
what does that have to do with chakras having colors
RE: Giani Sant Singh Maskeen On Kundalini - 1871 - 05-24-2012 05:41 PM
The colours are more than symbolic. They denote attributes -realities- also. You can say that the 'creator' is metaphysical, beyond time, Eternal, Unborn, Uncreated, Self-existent, and withour form, feature, colour or contour - true - only that in percieving this (with our senses) there are manifestations of light (as there are shadows etc). Light contains this - hence the reference to this. I think they are aware of this hence the above quote.