Two fingers above the rectum and
two fingers below the genital organ, four fingers in width,
there is a
space like a bulbous root. Between this space is the
having its face towards the back; that space is called the root;
there dwells the Goddess Kundalini. It surrounds all the Nadis,
and has three coils and a half; and catching its tail in its own
mouth, it rests in the hole of the Sushumna. It sleeps there like a
serpent, and it is luminous by its own light. Like a serpent it
lives between the joints; it is the goddess of speech, and is
called the seed.
Full of energy, and like
burning gold, know this Kundalini to be the power of Vishnu; it
is the mother of the three qualities –sattwa (rhythm), rajas
(energy) and tamas (inertia). There, beautiful like the
flower, is placed the seed of love (Klim); it is brilliant like
burnished gold, and is described in Yoga as eternal. The Sushumna also embraces it,
and the beautiful seed is there; there it rests shining
brilliantly like the autumnal moon, with the luminosity of
millions of suns, and the coolness of millions of moons. The
goddess Tripura Bhairavi has the three powers (fire, sun, and
moon) taken together, and collectively she is called the Bija
(seed of Wisdom). It is also called the great Shakti (energy). The Bija
is endowed with
powers of action (motion) and sensation, and circulates
throughout the body. It is subtle, and has a flame of fire;
sometimes it rises up, and at other times it falls down into the
water. This is the great energy which rests in the perineum, and
is called the self-born. All this is called the
Muladhara chakra (the support lotus), and the four petals of it
are designated by the letters V, S, S, and S. Near the Self-born is a golden
region called Kula (family). It’s presiding deity is called Dvirnada, and its presiding goddess called Dakini. In the centre
of that Muladhara chakra (lotus) is the Self (Yoni) where
resides the Kundalini. The circulating bright energy above that,
is called Kama Bija (the seed of love). The wise man who always
contemplates on this Muladhara chakra obtains (the frog-jumping
power); and by degrees he can altogether leave the ground (rise
in the air).
The brilliancy of the body is
increased, the gastric fire becomes powerful, and freedom from
disease, cleverness, and omniscience ensue. He knows what has been, what
is happening, and what is to be, together with their causes; he
masters the unheard of sciences together with their mysteries. On his tongue always dances
the goddess of learning (Sarasvati), he obtains success in
mantras through constant repetition only.
This is the dictum of the
Guru:–“It destroys old age, death, and troubles innumerable.”
The practitioner of Pranayama ought always to meditate upon it;
by its very contemplation, the great yogi is freed from all
sins. When the Yogi contemplates
this Muladhara chakra (lotus), the Self-born, then undoubtedly,
at that very moment, all his bondage of karmas (sins)
destroyed. Whatever the mind desires, he
gets; by habitual exercise he sees him, who gives salvation, who
is the best both in and out, and who is to be worshipped with
great care. Better than Him, I know none. He who leaving (not
recognizing) the Siva (God) who is inside, worships that which
is outside (worships external forms), is like one who throws
away the sweetmeat in his hand, and wanders away in search of
Let one thus meditate daily,
without negligence, on his own Self-born; and have no doubts
that from this will come all powers. By habitual exercise, he gets
success in six months; and undoubtedly his Prana enters the
middle channel (the Sushumna). He conquers the mind, and can
restrain his breath and his semen; then he gets success in this
as well as the other world, without doubt. The second Chakra is situated
at the base of the penis (genetal organ). It has six petals
designated by the letters B, BH, M, Y, R, and L. Its stalk is
called Svadhisthana, the colour of the lotus is blood-red, its
presiding deity is called Bala, and its goddess, Rakini. 76. He
who daily contemplates on this Svadhisthana chakra, becomes an
object of love and adoration to all beautiful goddesses.
He fearlessly recites the
various Sastras and sciences unknown to him before; becomes free
from all diseases, and moves throughout the universe fearlessly. Death is eaten by him, he is
eaten by none; he obtains the highest psychic powers like
clairvoyance, clairaudience, levitation, and succeeds in all
undertakings. The Prana moves equally throughout his body; the
stamina of his body are also increased; the ambrosia exuding
from the ethereal lotus also increases in him. The third Chakra, called Manipura, is situated near the navel; it is of golden color,
having ten petals designated by the letters
d, dh, n, t, th, d, dh,
n, p, ph.
presiding deity is called Rudra–the giver of all auspicious
things, and the presiding goddess of this chakra is called the
most sacred Lakini. When the Yogi contemplates on
the Manipura chakra (lotus), he gets the power called the Patala
Sidhi– the giver of constant happiness. He becomes lord of
desires, destroys sorrows and diseases, cheats death, and can
enter the body of another. He can make gold, etc., see
the Sidhas (clairvoyantly), discover medicines for diseases, and
see hidden treasures.
In the heart, is the fourth
Chakra, the Anahata. It has twelve petals designated by the
letters k, kh, g, gh, n,
ch, chh, j, jh, ñ, t, th. Its colour is deep blood-red;
it has the seed of Yam, and is a very pleasant spot. In this lotus is a flame
called Bana Linga; by contemplating on this, one gets objects of
the seen and the unseen universe. Its presiding deity is Pinaki,
and the Kakini is its goddess. He who always contemplates on
this lotus of the heart is eagerly desired by celestial maidens. He gets immeasurable
knowledge, knows the past, present and future time; has
clairaudience, clairvoyance and can walk in the air, whenever he
He sees the Sidhas, and the
goddesses known as Yoginis. He obtains the power known as
Khechari, and conquers all who move in the air. He who contemplates daily the
hidden innermost nature of this chakra, undoubtedly obtains the
psychic powers called Khechari (moving in the air) and Bhuchari
(going at will all over the world). It cannot be fully described the
importance of the meditation of this lotus; even the gods
Brahma, etc., keep the method of its contemplation secret. This Chakra situated in the
throat, is the fifth, and is called the Vishudha lotus. Its
colour is like brilliant gold, and it is adorned with sixteen
petals and is the seat of the vowel sounds (its sixteen petals
are designated by the sixteen vowels
— a, a, i, i, u, u, ri,
ri, lri, lri, e, ai, o, au, am, ah.) Its presiding deity
is called Sadashiva, and its presiding goddess is called Sakini. He who always contemplates it,
is truly the lord of the Yogis, and deserves to be called wise;
by the meditation of this Vishudha chakra (lotus), the Yogi at
once understands the four with their mysteries. When the Yogi, fixing his mind
on this secret spot, feels angry, then undoubtedly all three
worlds begin to tremble. Even, if by chance, the mind
of the Yogi is absorbed in this place, then he becomes
unconscious of the external world, and enjoys certainly the
inner world. His body never grows weak, and
he retains his full strength for a thousand years, it becomes
harder than adamant. When the Yogi leaves off this
contemplation, then to him in this world, thousands of years,
appear as so many moments.
two-petalled Chakra, called the Ajna chakra, is situated between
the two eye-brows, and has the letters H and KS; its presiding
deity is called Suklamhakala (the White Great Time); its
presiding goddess is called Hakini. Within that petal, there is
the eternal bija (the syllable OM), brilliant as the autumnal
moon. The wise anchorite, by knowing this chakra, is never
pulled down by the wheel of recrrent birth and death.
This is the great light held
secret in all the Tantras. By contemplating on this, one obtains
the highest success, there is no doubt of it.
I am the giver of salvation, I
am the fourth state of consciousness (the state of ecstasy, also
the name of the thousand- petalled lotus). By contemplating on
this, the Yogi becomes certainly like me.
The two Nadis (vessels) called
the Ida and the Pingala are the real Varana and Asi . The space
between them is called (Benares, the holy city of Siva).There
it is said that the Vishwanatha (the Lord of the universe)
dwells. The greatness of this holy
place has been declared in manifold scriptures by the
truth-perceiving sages. Its great secret has been very
eloquently dwelt upon by them. The goes along the spinal cord
up to where the Brahmarandhra (the hole/door of Brahma) is
situated. Thence by a certain flexure, it goes to the right side
of the Ajña chakra (lotus), whence it proceeds to the left
nostril, and is called the Ganges. The lotus which is situated in
the Brahmarandhra is called Sahasrara (the thousand-petalled).
In the space in its centre, dwells the moon. From the triangular
place, elixir is continually exuding. This moon-fluid of
immortality unceasingly flows through the Ida. The elixir flows
in a stream, –a continuous stream. Going to the left nostril,
it receives from the Yogis the name of the “Ganges.”
From the right-side portion of
the Ajña chakra (lotus) and going to the left nostril flows the
Ida. It is here called Varana (the northward- flowing Ganges).
Let the Yogi contemplate on
the space between the two within the Ajna chakra as (Benares).
The Pingala also comes in the same way from the left side
portion of the Ajña chakra (lotus), and goes to the right
nostril, and has been called by us the Asi.
The lotus which is situated in
the Muladhar has four petals. In the space between them, dwells
the sun (Kundalini).
From that sphere of the sun,
poison exudes continuously. That excessively heating venom flows
through the Pingala.
The venom (sun-fluid of
mortality) which flows there continuously in a stream goes to
the right nostril, as the moon- fluid of immortality goes to the
Rising from the left-side of
the Ajña lotus and going to the right nostril, this northward
flowing Pingala has been called of old the Asi.
The two-petalled Ajña-lotus
has been thus described where dwells the god Maheshwara. The
Yogis described three more sacred stages above this. They are
called Vindu, Nada and Shakti, and are situated in the Sahasrara
lotus of the forehead.
He who always contemplates on
the hidden Ajña lotus, at once destroys all the Karma of his
past life, without any opposition.
Remaining in this place, when
the Yogi meditates constantly, then to him all forms, worships
and prayers appear as worthless.
The Yakshas, Rakshashas,
Gandharvas, Apsaras, and Kinnaras, all serve at his feet. They
become obedient to his command.
By reversing the tongue and
placing it in the long hollow of the palate, let the Yogi enter
into contemplation, that destroys all fears. All his sins, whose
mind remains steady here even for a second, — are at once
All the fruits which have been
described above as resulting from the contemplation of the other
five lotuses, are obtained through the knowledge of this one
Ajña lotus alone.
The wise one, who continually
practices contemplation of this Ajña lotus, becomes free from
the mighty chain of desires, and enjoys happiness.
When at the time of death, the
Yogi contemplates on this lotus, leaving this life, that holy
one is absorbed in the Paramatma.
He who contemplates on this,
standing or walking, sleeping or waking, is not touched by sins,
even if it were possible for him to do sinful works.
The Yogi becomes free from the
chain by his own exertion. The importance of the contemplation
of the two-petalled lotus cannot be fully described. Even the
gods like Brahma, etc., have learnt only a portion of its
grandeur from me.
Above this, at the base of the
palate, is the Sahasrara (thousand- petalled lotus), in that
part where the hole of the Sushumna is.
From the base or root of the
palate, the Sushumna extends downwards, till it reaches the and
the Muladhara chakra (perinaeum). All the Nadis (vessels)
surround it, or are supported by it. These Nadis are the seeds
of mystery, or the sources of all principles which constitute a
man, and show the road to Brahma (give salvation).
The lotus which is at the root
of the palate is called the Sahasrara (the thousand-petalled);
in its centre, there is a (seat or force-centre) which has its
face downwards and into which the Yogi tries to send the Shakti
In that Sahasrara is the root
of the Muladhara chakra, together with its hole; this is called
the Brahmarandhra (the hole of Brahma), extending up to the
In that hole of the Sushumna
there dwells the Nadi Chitrini as the inner force of the
Kundalini. In the Kundalini there is also a constant current of
force called Chitrini, its actions or modifications should be
called, in my opinion as manifold, etc.
By simply remembering this,
one obtains the knowledge of Brahman, all sins are destroyed,
and one is never born again as man.
Let the Yogi thrust the moving
thumb into its mouth. By this the air, which flows through the
body, is stopped.
Owing to this energizing of
the Ida and Pingala man wanders in the circle of the universe.
The Yogis, therefore, do not desire to keep up this circulation
of reincarnation. There are eight chakras found in the Sushumna.
All the are bound by these eight knots. Only the Kundalini
Shakti can pierce these eight chakra knots and pass out of the
Brahmarandhra, and show the way to salvation.
When the air is confined full
in all the Nadis (vessels), then the Kundalini leaves these
chakra knots and forces its way out of the Brahmarandhra.
Then the vital air continually
flows in the Sushumna. On the right and the left side of the
Muladhara, are situated the Ida and the Pingala. The Sushumna
passes through the middle of these two Nadis..
The hollow of the Sushumna in
the sphere of the Muladhara is called the Brahmarandhra. The
wise one who knows this is emancipated from the chain of karma.
All these three Nadis
(vessels) meet certainly at the mouth of the Brahmarandhra. By
bathing at this place with Prana one certainly obtains
Between the Ganges (Ida)and
the Jamuna (Pingala), flows this Saraswati (Sushumna): by
bathing at their junction, the fortunate one obtains salvation.
We have said before that the
Ida is the Ganges and the Pingala is the daughter of the sun
(the Jamuna), in the middle the Sushumna is the Saraswati;– the
place where all three join is a most inaccessible one.
He who performs mental bathing
at the junction of the Ida (White) and the Pingala (Black)
becomes free from all sins, and reaches the eternal Brahma.
He who performs the funeral
rites of his ancestors at the junction of these three rivers
procures salvation for his ancestors and himself reaches the
He who daily performs the
threefold duties (the regular, occasional and optional ones) by
mentally meditating on this place, receives the unfading reward.
He who once bathes at this
sacred place enjoys heavenly felicity, his manifold Karmas
(sins) are burned, he becomes a pure-minded Yogi.
Whether pure or impure, in
whatever state one might be, by performing ablution at this
mystic place, he becomes undoubtedly holy.
At the time of death let him
bathe himself in the water of this Triveni (the Trinity of
rivers). He who dies thinking on this, reaches salvation then
There is no greater secret
than this throughout the three worlds. This should be kept
secret with great care. It ought never to be revealed.
If the mind becomes steadily
fixed even for half a second at the Brahmarandhra, one becomes
free from sins and reaches the highest end.
The holy Yogi whose mind is
absorbed in this meeting place of the three, is absorbed in me
after having enjoyed the powers called the Sidhis, etc.
The man knowing this
Brahmarandhra, becomes my beloved in this world. Conquering
Karma (sins), he becomes entitled to salvation; by spreading
knowledge, he saves thousands of people.
The Four-faced and gods can
hardly obtain this knowledge, it is the most invaluable treasure
of the Yogis; this mystery of the Brahmarandhra should be kept a
I have said before that there
is a force-centre in the middle of the Sahasrara. Below that
chakra is the moon; let the wise Yogi contemplate this.
By contemplating on this the
Yogi becomes adorable in this world, and is respected by gods
In the cavity of the forehead
let him contemplate on the ocean of milk; from that place let
him meditate on the moon, which is in the Saharara.
In the cavity of the forehead
there is the nectar-containing moon, having sixteen digits (full
powers). Let him contemplate on this stainless one. By constant
practice, he sees it in three days. By merely seeing it, the
practitioner burns all his sins.
The future reveals itself to
him, his mind becomes pure; and though he might have committed
the five great sins, by a moment’s contemplation of this he
All the heavenly bodies
(planets, etc.,) become auspicious, all dangers are destroyed,
all accidents are warded off, success is obtained in war; the
sidhi powers are acquired by the seeing of the moon which is in
the head. By mere contemplation on it all these results ensue,
there is no doubt of it. By constant practice of Yoga one verily
becomes a sidha. Verily, verily, again most verily, he becomes
certainly my equal. The continual study of the science of Yoga,
gives success to the Yogis. Here ends the description of the
Above this Ajna chakra (the lunar
sphere) is the brilliant Saharara Dhul (thousand-petalled
lotus). It is outside this microcosm of the body, it is the
giver of salvation.
Its name is verily the Mount
Kailasa, where dwells the great Lord (Shiva), who is called
Nakula and is without destruction, and without increase or
Men, as soon as they discover
this most secret place, become free from rebirths in this
universe. By the practice of this Yoga he gets the power of
creating or destroying the creation, this aggregate of elements.
When the mind is steadily
fixed at this place, which is the residence of the Great Swan
and is called Mount Kailasa, then that Yogi, devoid of disease
and subduing all accidents, lives for a great age, free from
When the mind of the Yogi is
absorbed in the Great God called the Kula (Shiva), then the
fullness of the Samadhi is attained, then the Yogi gets
By constant meditation one
forgets the world, then in peace the Yogi obtains wonderful
Let the Yogi continually drink
the nectar which flows out of it; by this he masters todeath,
and conquers the Shakti of the Kundalini. Here the force is
absorbed, after this the quadruple creation is absorbed in the
By this knowledge, the
modifications of the mind are suspended, however active they may
be. Therefore, let the Yogi untiringly and unselfishly try to
obtain this knowledge.
When the modifications of the
thinking principle are suspended, then one certainly becomes a
Yogi; then is known the Indivisible, holy, pure Gnosis.
Let him contemplate on his own
reflection in the sky as beyond the Cosmic Egg in the manner
previously described. Through that let him think on the Great
The Great Void, whose
beginning is void, whose middle is void, whose end is void, has
the brilliancy of tens of millions of suns, and the coolness of
tens of millions of moons. By contemplating continually on this,
one obtains success.
Let him practice with energy
daily this dhyana, within a year he will obtain all success
He whose mind is absorbed in
that place even for a second, is certainly a Yogi, and a good
devotee, and is reverenced in all worlds.
All his stores of Karmas
(sins) are at once verily destroyed.
By seeing it one never returns
to the path of this mortal universe. Let the Yogi therefore
practice this with great care by the path of the Svadhishthana.
I cannot describe the grandeur
of this contemplation. He who practices, knows. He becomes
respected by me.
By meditation one at once
knows the wonderful effects of this Yoga (of the contemplation
of the void); undoubtedly he attains the psychic powers, seeing
all, knowing all and succeeding in all undertakings.
Thus have I described the Raja
Yoga, it is kept secret in all the Tantras; now I shall describe
to you briefly the Rajadhiraj Yoga.
Sitting in the Swastika Asana,
in a beautiful monastery, free from all men and animals, having
paid respects to his Guru, let the Yogi practice this
Knowing through the arguments
of the Vedanta that the Jiva (Self) is independent and
self-supported, let him make his mind also self-supported; and
let him not contemplate anything else.
Undoubtedly, by this
contemplation the highest Sidhi (success) is obtained, by making
the mind functionless (stand still); he himself becomes
He who practices this always,
is the real passionless Yogi, he never uses the word “I”, but
always finds himself full of Atman.
What is bondage, what is
emancipation? To him ever all is one or the same; undoubtedly,
he who practices this always, is the really emancipated.
He is the Yogi, he is the true
devotee, he is worshipped in all worlds, who contemplates the
Jivatma and the Paramatma as related to each other as “I” and
“Am”, who renounces “I” and “Thou” and contemplates the
indivisible; the Yogi free from all attachment takes shelter of
that contemplation in which, through the knowledge of
super-imposition and negation, all is desolved.
Leaving that Brahma, who is
manifest, who is knowledge, who is bliss, and who is absolute
consciousness, the deluded wander about, vainly discussing the
manifested and the unmanifested.
He who meditates on this
movable and immovable universe, that is really unmanifest, but
abandons the supreme Brahman — directly manifest — is verily
absorbed in this universe.
The Yogi, free from all
attachment, consistently exerts himself in keeping up this
practice that leads to Gnosis, so that there may not be again
the upheaval of Ignorance.
The wise one, by restraining
all his senses from their objects, and being free from all
company, remains in the midst of these objects, as if in deep
sleep, does not perceive them.
see dreams then you cannot see through eyes.
Kundalini can be pushed in bramharandhra through inhaling or twelve
inches out at the edge of your aura through exhaling.
Both are ways to see the astral yogis traveling around the world.
But you do see everything clearly and accurately.
Same way when you have to see far superior people, things and world than
ours, then too these flesh eyes are of no use.
When you are ready, divine eyes are supplied to you.
Then you see them. Just like
what you saw in dream you do not see them in waking state, same way what you see
in astral, celestial and transcendental world and personalities cannot be seen
in waking state. You have to go
entranced with divine consciousness. When
the divinity is extremely predominant then waking barriers between other
dimensions of reality are dissolved and one total expansion of realm of you can
say, God’s kingdom is flung open.
see dreams then you cannot see through eyes.
Outside the nose, twelve inch space is the area of apana.
One has to exhale; when you stay there long enough you see the far edges
of the universe. Just as cutting a
piece of wood into two halves and rubbing them hard–fire is ignited.
Fire is entirely different from wood but it happens like this.
Same way in the flesh stomach there is heart lotus, in there you see sun
and the moon. In that lotus there
are lotuses, one above and second below. Below
is moon, above is sun. In between
resides kundalini Laksmi. Like a
small box made of padmarag gem studded with pearls.
It is shiny and brilliant. It
As if serpent
sound when it is shaken. Aum is
resounding. From there flows like
thin thread of bright thread of lotus. One
is known as prana, another is apana. Both
turn into vibrations. As by shaking
of trees, rubbing of bamboos, fire oozes, same way prana and apana creates fire,
lights up all sky of heart. The
pond of heart is place of the fire. Water
is fuel. It burns the water.
Then cool apana blows. Warm
prana symbolizes sun, cool apana symbolizes moon.
Both created the world. Both
are cause and effect of each other, like sprout comes from seed and seed from
sprout, from day comes night and night from day, like shadow from sun and sun
from shadow, likewise sun and moon are cause and effect to each other.
When prana blows out twelve inches it is known as apana. In between is sacred moment sankranti. Queen Chudala became spiritually prosperous by mastering this
phase of life–sankranti. And
became owner of all twenty-seven supernatural powers.