Since my childhood, I was so confused about God. Sometimes I used to called myself Agnostic gnostic, sometimes I used to call Theistic, sometimes Theist.
My mind was not clear, not calm, still, silent. This must be sound stupid because for some people mind is like a air, which always flows, the harder you try to stop, the harder it will pass.
But yes, until I was aware of the fact that I can control my mind, I was wondering the same.
And about God, whether God exits or not.
One day my father gave me one book. It was all about the Meditation and it’s power of our body or soul or mind. It was written by “Swami Vivekananda ”
The famous author /monk /preacher. I’ve been listening about him since my childhood because my father and my grandfather is the members of Swami Vivekananda Kendra so we used to receive all birthday cards and information.
But I was not very keen to know about him until I’ve started reading that book.
I was blank initially, I didn’t know what I’m looking for but somehow in my heart I knew that this is gonna change my life in a big way.
And it has….. I came to know finally that God is within. We can feel if we look within. We can be numb with the bliss of the most extraordinary feeling in this universe. I don’t have any more doubts about existing of God………. But I’m not gonna force it to anyone, it’s a feeling, it’s devotion, it’s a bliss which no one can make you feel until and unless you want it.
Well I’m not gonna tell you that what all was written in that book but I’m gonna tell you that what I have understood from that book, which might be helpful for you.
Meditation : Lots of people claim that they do meditation and yoga everyday and it is really changing there lives but the question remains, really, it is??
It is our mentality now a days that if we listen from someone, something, we usually believe that. We never try to find out what is right or the truth.
But I didn’t do it. I found out everything and from my personal experiences I’m sharing it all.
We always blame our Destiny, circumstances, situations but we never ever think one, can we change it,? Can we reverse it? Can we control it?
Answer will be “YES”
You can do it all.
Surprised??? If not then you will get it soon what I’m saying here, probably you already know in your unconscious mind but you don’t want to reveal it.
Anyway…… Now talk about Meditation!!!!!
In Our body we have 7 Chakras… Which is effective if it’s Awaken and working properly in the terms of giving you sufficient energy which you can receive.
In the image the Chakras has shown periodically.
First chakra is Muldhara.. Where Kundalini is available but in sleeping stage, from Meditation, Yoga, Mantra, Tantra Kundalini can be awaken.
(1) Muldhara Chakra :-
Begin with the Mooladhara chakra, located at the perineum, midway between your anus and genitals. It is also called Root Chakra.
Muladhara Chakra is the meeting place of the three main nadis: Ida, Pingala and Sushumna. It may be represented by the color red, but its root square form is usually yellow. Its corresponding Mantra is LAM.
(2) Swadhisthana Chakra :-
Swadhisthana is the second or sacral chakra and like mooladhara it is related to the unconscious mind, Swadhisthana Chakra the second major energy centre in the body. In the Indian Tantric tradition, this chakra, called the Swadhisthana or “Self or Own Abode”, Swadhisthana is the amalgamation of the two words swa and adhisthan meaning under ones own control. Svadhishthana is located near the coccyx(tailbone), two finger-widths above theMuladhara chakra. Its corresponding point in the front of the body. It may be represented by the colour yellow. It’s corresponding mantra is VAM.
(3) Manipura Chakra :-
The third chakra is called Manipura, the “City of Jewels” (Mani – gem, Pura or Puri – city). Frequently associated with the color yellow, blue in classical tantra, and red in the Nath tradition, this chakra is associated with fire and the power of transformation. Manipura is considered the center of dynamism, energy, will power and achievement (Itcha shakti), which radiates prana throughout the entire human body. It is associated with the power of fire and digestion, as well as with the sense of sight and the action of Movement.
(4) Anahata Chakra :-
The Anahata chakra is in the central channel in the spine at the heart, with its kshetram(superficial activation site) between the breasts. Anahata is represented by a smoke-grey lotus flower with 12 petals. Inside is a smoke-coloured region made from the intersection of two triangles, creating a shatkona. The seed syllable is the dark-grey mantra”yam”. Anahata is said to be near the heart. Because of its connection to touch it is associated with the skin, and because of its connection to actions of the hands it is associate with the hands.
(5) Vishuddha Chakra :-
Vishuddha (Sanskrit: विशुद्ध, IAST: Viśuddha, English: “especially pure”), or Vishuddhi, orthroat chakra is the fifth primary chakraaccording to the Hindu tradition. According to the Hindu culture, this chakra is described as having a white color with 16 purple or smoke-colored petals. Within the pericarp is a sky-blue downward pointing triangle containing a circular white region like the full moon. The bija mantra (seed sound) is the syllable हंhaṃ, and is written in white upon the chakra. This chakra is located in the neck and the throat. Due to its association with hearing, it is related to the ears, and due to its association with speaking, it is associated with the mouth. Vishuddha is often associated with the thyroid gland in the human endocrine system.
(6) Ajna Chakra :-
The Ajna chakra is positioned in the stomata, directly behind the center of the forehead. Its ksehtram, or superficial activation site, is in the eyebrow region at the position of the “third eye. Ajna is white in color, with two white petals. Inside the pericarp is the Shakti Hakini. The seed syllable is Aum, or “Pranava Om,” the supreme sound. Ajna is associated with the third eye on the forehead. It is also sometimes associated with the pineal gland, which regulates the circadian rhythm, and is related to an actual light-sensitive ‘third eye’ (Parietal eye) found in some lizards, amphibians, and fish. It is also sometimes associated with the pituitary gland, the master of all endocrine glands, whose secretions control all the other endocrine glands.
(7) Sahasrara Chakra :-
Sahasrara (Sanskrit: सहस्रार, IAST: Sahasrāra, English: “thousand-petaled”) or crown chakrais the seventh primary chakra, according toHindu tradition. The Sahasrara is described as having 1,000 multi-colored petals, which are arranged in 20 layers, each layer with approximately 50 petals. The pericarp is golden and within it a circular moon region is inscribed with a luminous triangle, which can be either upward- or downward-pointing. When a yogi is able to raise his/her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of Nirvikalpa Samādhi is experienced. The Sahasrara Chakra symbolises detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining higher consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one. It is called Crown Chakra too. It is violet in colour. Bij mantra is for Sahasrara “OM”.
It is very limited knowledge but very effective. It’s a very vast subject, if I write everything or I should say everything I know then I can write a book. But as I said it’s a limited knowledge or in short which can be beneficial. Our kundalini can be awakened by Meditation and we can control our mind for our benefits. We can live the Blissful life.
!! Stay blessed !!
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