In reply to one of my posts about kundalini awakening, VT said:
“The Kundalini thing does sound curious. I once attended a kundalini jagran session at one famous Nationally famous guru’’s shivir… a friend tried to bully me into it. Just plain curiosity could not hold me for long. I ”felt” nothing for 10 days and found it a complete waste of time, (no hot air coming out the head and palms and all). Having said that- I still remain curious, in the Shivir, no one provided me an answer to the simple questions. What exactly ”happens” when the kundalini is ”awakened”? What new thing do the ”awaked ones” do? What great contributions have they made? I only got vague replies like ‘’spiritual awakening”! I know modern science does not acknowledge any such thing… but I am sure there is more to it that meets the eye! I personally think all this is hogwash, but who cares about my openion. Provide some ”to the point” info about this thing Sahiti. “
I believe that was an honest attempt to know and i did some reading and i am trying to answer. So, as always do take what i write with couple of bags of salt :o) One post shall not suffice for explanation. I shall surely give “To the point” answers to all the above questions, but before that, the back ground needs to be set. The next few posts will have the data on the science of kundalini, the objective, logical info i found on the subject. Even if you think sth is not “objective” enough right now, just mark it in the comments section and we shall visit it after the series is over. Here I go…
Conceptually, a person whose kundalini is awakened would become healthy at every level…body-mind-soul. His true potential will be realized. He will be able to perform things which ordinary ppl consider miracles. There is a list called “Vibhudis” which are the result of spiritual sadhana. (This answers in away, what extra a kundalini awkending person CAN do,ie capable of doing, that we normal ppl cant. Either u can search for the list online, or I shall provide it soon) It may include simple things like knowing what the other person is thinking to materializing things out of no where. Yes these can be done and it is a “science”, as in there is a defined procedure.
First let me briefly dwell on
The power of Kundalini awakening is like a grenade or a double edged knife. Great skill and guidance is needed to manage so much power once one acquires it. How can handling a grenade by novice or ignorant person made safe? By a safety pin! As long as the pin is in place, even a kid can play with it safely! Its purpose is not realized, but there is no harm done either! It will just provide some useless time-pass, some amusement!!! That's it!!! I guess thatz what u had at the camp…some time-pass and some amusement :o))
As there is a safety pin for the grenade there are safety pins at different levels of spiritual evolution. The first step of qualification are The Yama and niyamas…You are going to acquire the power thru which whatever u say comes true!!!!! How truthful, balanced and in-control should
So there are safety valves. Every one may do the same sadhana, repeat the same mantra, but the result depends on the extent of evolution of the person, his worthiness
Yamas: (Behavior restraints.)
Ethical guidelines for the yogi pertaining to her relationship with others in society, the outer environment, or Nature. All the yamas apply to actions, words, and thoughts.
Ahimsa (Non-harming): Loving kindness to others, not blocking or obstructing the flow of Nature, compassion, mercy, gentleness.
Satya (Truthfulness): Being genuine and authentic to our inner nature, having integrity, honesty, being honorable, not lying, not concealing the truth, not downplaying or exaggerating.
Asteya (Non-stealing): Not taking what is not yours?money, goods, or credit. Not robbing people of their own experiences and freedom. Non-desire for another's possessions, qualities, or status..
Brahmacharya (Celibacy/chastity, Literally means, Brahma+ charaya, which means, Walking or having ethical conduct like God): Relating to another with unconditional love and integrity, without selfishness or manipulation. Practicing sexual moderation, restraining from sexual misconduct, and avoiding lustful behavior.
Aparigraha (Non-clinging): Non-grasping, non-receiving, non-possessiveness, voluntary simplicity, not accumulating things beyond what is necessary, non-attachment to possessions, greedlessness. Non-covetousness.
Ethical guidelines for the yogi pertaining to her daily activities. Observances of one's own physical appearance, actions, words and thoughts.
Shauca (Purity): Cleanliness, orderliness, precision, clarity, balance. Internal and external purification. Cleanliness.
Santosa (Contentment): Equanimity, peace, tranquility, acceptance of the way things are. Contentment.
Tapas (Heat): Burning desire for reunion with God expressed through self-discipline, purification, willpower, austerity, and patience. Self-mortification.
Svadhyaya (Study of the Self): Self-inquiry, mindfulness, self-study, study of the scriptures, chanting and recitation of the scriptures. Searching for the Unknown (divinity) in the Known (physical world). Scriptural Study.
Ishvara Pranidhana (Devotional offering to the Lord): Surrender to God, open-heartedness, love, "not my will, but Thy will be done," willingness to serve the Lord. Surrender to God.
One should grade where one stands with respect to the above code of conduct before demanding result! Others had done it is proof that it can be done. There is no God sitting there to give u the boons. It is science. You do the required things, you get the result. But before that, the laboratory, the body, should become clean of all the above! You do know that highly sensitive experiments, scientific processes need controlled environment, right? For example, the extreme cleanliness at the places where the silicon chips are made? One impurity and the whole batch of chips may bcom useless!
Can the above qualifications can be by-passed?
Of course yes! Great skill is required even to by pass them. Ordinary ppl like us cannot do that. But it is in our better interest not to try to do so. It is like a person trying to make a bomb, without adequate protective gear and without the required equipment. It means only inviting greater danger and risk!!!! It is done as a kind of tantric sadhana where impure ppl do the kundalini awakeneing for wrong reasons. If they succeed, good for them and woe to the society. But the moment they falter will be their final one, for, they have already removed the safety pin!!!!