Now we will go into great details of types of Kundalini awakening experiences that one has. All of you had different experiences. In our chakra workshop Level II that is Chakra & Kundalini workshop, all of you learnt to see the chakras with naked eyes and with kirlan camera we captured the Kundalini awakening process of 45 people, 25 people in the first batch and 20 people in the second batch. It is no more unknown and is very much known and proved through camera. It is seen by everybody. But you must understand what Kundalini awakening is. What type of Kundalini awakening you had? What are the different types of Kundalini awakening experiences? All these things become important.
I never talked about these things because if you did not have experience and if I told you about these things you would start imagining about these things. That imagination will actually hinder your growth on the path. All these things are discussed after you have had the experience so that so that you understand the experience. Understanding of the experience has to happen afterwards. First you must have the experience and then you understand the experience because that understanding is experiential because you have already experienced. If we discuss these things without you having any such experiences at the most it will become a concept for you. Some of you may start imagining it, some may start visualizing it and all that will actually become hindrance on your path. That is why this is not to be discussed before. These things are to be discussed only after the major experience.
There are three types of Kundalini awakening experiences. The highest form is called Para Kundalini. The middle form is called Chid Kundalini and the lower form is called Prana Kundalini. Para Kundalini cannot be experienced in the physical body by the Yogi. Para Kundalini is the ultimate Kundalini that gives rise to the Universe. It is a Universal Phenomena, it is not a local phenomena. It is not a human phenomenon. Para Kundalini is what we call Kundalini of Shiva. It is Shiva. Kundalini and Shiva are one. That Kundalini gives rise to the Universe. In Kashmir Shaivism there is lot of importance given to Visarga. Visarga is the two dots. The upper dot is called Shiva and the lower dot is called as Shakti at the highest level of tattwas. If you come down one level lower, the upper bindu is Sadashiva, the lower bindu is Isahwara that is third and fourth element. Sadashiva has the power of revilement, that which reveals. Ishwara has the power of concealment that which conceals. Visarga also represents the power of revealing and the power of concealing. It is because of these powers at the Para Kundalini level that Shiva created the Universe and is lost into the Universe. So the Universe is created and revealed but Shiva is concealed, it is because of the Para Kundalini. When the dissolution of Universe happens the Universe is concealed but the Shiva is revealed. This game at the Universal level is happening because of Para Kundalini. More than this cannot be said about Para Kundalini. Yogi cannot experience Para Kundalini in the physical body at all. It’s too huge. If at all it is experienced, it is by highest kind of Yogi at the time of death where you are into that Universal self and leave the body. Only then Para Kundalini is experienced at the time of death, otherwise it is not.
You need to do the practice of Ajapa Gayatri properly, get into the awareness of sandhikal, the turning point, the threshold point; whatever word you use, all mean the same. You get into the sandhikal of your breath then you get into the sandhikal of your thoughts. When one thought ends and the second thought begins there is a sandhikal, the junction, the threshold. You have to become aware of that Gap. You can use the word gap for that sandhi. As you go on practicing Ajapa Gayatri, your breath becomes slower and slower and at one moment it will stop. You keep watching your thoughts, at one moment your thoughts will also stop, then you have only GAP throughout. When you become steady in the gap, suddenly the Kundalini Shakti gets into the Muladhara, you keep watching , it straight moves to third eye, you may just breath out and it moves to Sahasrara and opens your Brahmarandra and you start experiencing the Jagadananda, universal bliss. This experience is called as Chid Kundalini. This can be perfect description of enlightenment experience because when you get into the Jagadananda, the dissolution of ‘I’ is complete in this process. The mind gets dropped. You are steady in the no-mind state. But in this state, the no-mind state, there is no void.
These experiences happen only to those Yogis who are not having any attachment with the material world, they have already transcended materiality. Most of the grihasthis that I have seen so far, the record shows they get into the aspect of Chid Kundalini. The Grihasthi is already comfortable with the sex aspect as he is a married person, already comfortable with money aspect, then you have lost interest. This experience of Kundalini is thousand fold higher in ecstasy compared to the sexual orgasm and with this experience you are no more interested in small worldly pleasures because you have experienced such a high level thing that these minor things will not attract you. For a Grihasthi it is very easy. For a Sanyasi who has never experienced sex in a proper manner, in a right kind of relationship, it will be very difficult. For a person who has not enjoyed money it will be very difficult. That is why not many Sanyasis are successful on the path of spirituality. Their desires are there and those desires make them Swami Scandalananda. Now do you understand why I am promoting grihasthiyonka adhyatma? Grihasthi is far more solid on the path of spirituality. Those temptations are not there, you have enjoyed. You have enjoyed enough, you are finished with it. Then you can have the experience of Chid Kundalini. But those people who have spiritual experiences and are also materialistic they are on the way. Those people, if they do these practices they will get Prana Kundalini experience, the third category.
There is another type of Kundalini experience that happens called Nada Vedha. In Nada Veda you experience and listen from inside various sounds. The sounds are called Nada. Nada Yogis know in great detail how to create this experience of Kundalini awakening known as Nada Veda. Few of my friends including myself, all of us, we had this experience when few years back we went to Bihar School of Yoga. There was an American gentleman who was an expert in music, he was playing the basic notes on the harmonium and he went on playing for almost half an hour and we were meditating just listening to that Nada. Suddenly quite a few people in the group had this Kundalini awakening experience, known as Nada Vedha. You listen to the sound and it moves one after the other and when the chakra opened you listened to the sound of that chakra. It’s called chakra swara.
The experiences all depend on what kind of desires, intentions you have while doing sadhana. If you have the intention to experience the universal reality you will get the first kind of experience by using the mantra aham or contemplating on who am I. that is the experience of mantra Vedha. Nada Veda experience will happen to those people who have the desire of uplifting humanity, those who have bodhisattva characteristics. Such people are real missionary people. Their only mission is to help people, teach, they are the great teachers. Their job is to teach to uplift humanity, to help other people; they get this experience of Nada Vedha. That desire will bring this experience. It will happen naturally. Whatever is your real intention accordingly you will get Kundalini awakening experience.
Those people who are attached to the comfort, joy, and who want peace of mind, normal grihasthi people want this. If you do the practices that we will be doing in Dwarahat, if you are very much keen on having peace of mind you get Bindu Vedha. What happens is you get into the thoughtless state and suddenly the energy seeps into your Muladhara and it starts moving upwards opening each and every chakra as if a fountain of semen is moving up, that kind of energy is there. Here the ecstasy is comparable to sexual energy but thousand fold more. It is not comparable but to put it into words that is how it is described. Bindu Vedha, the semen energy, the sexual energy moves like a fountain and you experience what is thousand fold more powerful experience then what one can get in sexual ecstasy. That is called as Bindu Vedha.
The fourth type of experience, the people who have this desire or intention of having healthy body so that they can work without fatigue, they can do their job and complete their job without, fatigue, more powerful, there the energy moves like energy and their experience is of energy only, you feel ecstasy all over the body, energetic experience is called Shakta Vedha, you experience Shakti. You feel ecstasy all over the body in the form of energy. That is called Shakta Vedha.
Those who stay with the Master and somehow they desire to be the Master, it is like an induced desire, they start secretly contemplating on that, one day also become the Master. They also do this job of uplifting humanity. Intentions are good but they are not talking about it, secretly they have this intention in their being, it means they are destined to become a Master in the future. Those people also will have Kundalini awakening, they will also hear the sound of the black bee and the Kundalini awakening happens. That kind of sound is heard from insides and as the chakras are pierced through it is called Bhramar Vedha. So, in many different ways Kundalini awakening happens.
These are the basic six types of Kundalini awakening. Basic experience is same, perception varies depending on your desire or ambition or your intention, all mixed. On what kind of Kundalini experience you will have, you have no control. It is decided by your being depending on the kind of desires, ambition or intention. With this the basic discussion on the various types of Kundalini awakening ends.
Pass through Prana Kundalini experience, as a grihasthi you are more likely to pass, then when you came to age of retirement like me, you will have Chid Kundalini experience as then the basic desires are not there but that will be still labeled as self realization and enlightenment experience and the game does not end with that. That is the main point of the discussion today. There is a more detailed, unknown approach to the whole thing which is normally not given by the Masters. It is not that the Masters did not know but these things were never discussed in any circle because Masters did not get batches of enlightened students. Now that we have so many enlightened people we need to discuss the knowledge of what is beyond enlightenment. From Atma Vyapti to Shiv Vyapti is beyond enlightenment knowledge. It’s a very important aspect for further sadhana. Your sadhana does not stop with the experience of enlightenment. There is lot more.
Those of you who have read autobiography of Shri Dada Gavand ‘Intelligence beyond thoughts’, at the age of around 39 he left home and he went to Sajjangad. In a small hut he was meditation for few months, about 3 to 4 months and the awakening happened. According to our terminology what happened to him was Chid Kundalini experience, which is also enlightenment experience, awakening experience. He could have come back and enjoyed life happily in Thane. But he did not do that. He came down, met his mother at Thane and J. Krishnamurty at Madras and went to Mahabaleshwar and stayed there for 14 years. You may wonder once the enlightenment happened what he had been doing in the jungle of Mahabaleshwar for 14 long years. That is the journey from Atma Vyapti to Shiv Vyapti and all Masters do it. There is a long way to go. Many seekers have this understanding, which is false; they feel that enlightenment is an end. It’s not an end but beginning of one more journey, much longer journey, from Atma Vyapti to Shiv Vyapti. From enlightenment to Sadashiva state it’s a long journey and how to walk that path there is a proper, 15-step methodology to do that; that is what we are going to discuss in Dwarahat Shibir.
Those who do not have enlightenment experience they will really feel sleepy at Dwarahat because this knowledge will not make any sense to them. That is why we are very particular of who will join the Dwarahat Shibir. There is a beautiful methodology which is available. That is what we are going to discuss in Dwarahat. I wanted to create a background for Dwarahat Shibir so that you understand that there is lot more further things to learn. Second thing that we are going to focus upon in Dwarahat Shibir is this technology of enlightenment, all the enlightened Master, how you can help your students to get enlightened. That is the technology which I want to discuss there and with a special focus on change of vehicle.
In TAO circle enlightenment happens so easily to so many people! Just one or two programs and in ADP everybody catches this. The reason is very simple; the Mastery of the technology, the change of vehicle happens without you knowing it; that is what is producing the result. So if you want to spread enlightenment to your students which you have to do, that is the Guru-rina you have to pay, you will not get moksha without that. You will have to help your students to get enlightened. If your students get enlightened you are debt free. You have to pay this debt which is called Guru-rina and that is paid only when your students get enlightened. How to do that, that technology I want to discuss in Dwarahat Shibir. It is going to be quite a tough job and you need to prepare yourself psychologically and be ready with that.
For Dwarahat Shibir, Level - 1 is compulsory because you cannot learn kriya yoga without it. Swara Yoga is compulsory because minimum you need to have is the tattwa gyan. You must experience the five elements and must have experiential understanding of how this body is made up of panch mahabhuttas. You must be tattwa gyata, tattva gyani. It means you actually experience where earth element, water element, fire element, air element and space element is. Body is made up of Panch Mahabhuttas. You must experientially understand what the meaning of panch mahabhuttas is. There are five basic elements in Kashmir Shaivism beginning from the bottom earth, water, air, fire and space, if you don’t understand that in Dwarahat you are not eligible. We will be taking off at a much higher level. These experiences you will have in Swara Yoga workshop which almost everybody had and those who did not have and missed somehow they can attend Swara Yoga workshop.
You need to have the basic understanding of the practices of Kashmir Shaivism meditations, the right kind of meditations. These meditations will be given to you in ADP workshop, awareness development program. Those who have not done,it is compulsory because I will not be teaching all this in Dwarahat. Dwarahat will be much higher. Those who have missed must compulsorily do ADP workshop without which you will not be allowed to attend Dwarahat Shibir. I will be happy to do Dwarahat Shibir with five people but those five people have to be fit for that. If you are not fit for that then you are not allowed to attend that because then I will not be able to talk. If you are not ripe enough, what can I talk about these higher level things? So I want to prepare all of you who are honest and sincere, you must do it, it is compulsory so that I don’t have to start with the basic of what are the 36 elements. So you must be well versed with these basics and be ready for the Shibir so that we go to the greatest height that is possible and I don’t want to deprive the ripened student here who are ready for that just because of some newcomer. That will be sacrilegious. Why should I deprive those who are ready just because of the newcomers who are not sincere about learning? They should drop out for the benefit of others. That is why I have been so strict about Dwarahat Shibir.
The methodology that we are practicing is so perfected, everybody gets experience but the conditions are that you must learn systematically. Attitude of learning is a must. TAO as an institute and Prem Nirmal as an individual is not for masses. My mission is not mass mission. My mission is two-fold. The first mission given by Mahavatar Babaji to me is to initiate coupes into kriya yoga. That is to promote Grihasthiyonka Adhytma, householder’s spirituality. I have been given this task by the master that is why I am doing it. It’s my rina and I have to pay. Second is enlightenment and beyond enlightenment knowledge that is Atma Vyapti to Shiva Vyapti that is the major mission. Masses have no understanding and they are simply not interested in enlightenment. These things are not for masses; these are only for sincere, honest, spiritual seekers. Only those people can walk this path.
I welcome those who are sincerely, honestly interested in walking the path of spirituality by being a Grihasthi. I do not give any sanyas diksha. I promote only grihasthi dharma and I give diksha only to the grihasthis. That is the mission. 99% people in this world are grihasthis, somebody has to do this work. Those who are serious, sincere, honest I welcome you all with my open arms, open heart, come study systematically and attain to the ultimate that is possible in the human body.
Thank you very much.