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Q & A: I have awakened kundalini for 2 years. Should I do yoga or meditation?
 
I have an awakened kundalini for two years. Shakti came up my spine, exited my crown and I felt union occur. Kundalini then fountained back down into my body. Ever since then kundalini is always there and I have had some incredible divine experiences. My question is, what should my daily spiritual practice be? Should I do physical yoga, meditation or both?

Brendan (Name changed), Europe


Prepare your mind for the future progress in the path of Kundalini yoga (Siddha yoga)


I am so please to know about your Kundalini awakening. It is also great to know your continuing divine experiences which indicate that it is a continuing progress and not a one day event.

Now, that your Kundalini has awakened, you need to start preparing your mind about the future progress in this path. Most of your progress in the future will be directed by your “state of mind” (the word mind is used just for convenience because ‘mind’ is something that an individual can perceive and understand without seeing)

Kundalini awakening is just the first step in the path towards the God.

Few important things you need to be very clear about in the path of kundalini yoga

Kundalini awakening is just the first step in the path towards the God.

Kundalini will be your Guru in your path in the ultimate realization or attaining the God and eventually you will be blessed by a Guru to continue your progress (it event may or may not happen in this life.)

On your part, you have to do tremendous amount of study, practice and changes within yourself to “prepare” your way towards the God.

Be very clear that the ultimate goal may or may not be achieved in this life. Therefore, you need to start looking at the whole process that extends beyond one life. This clarity will give you the stability of thought and mind that is necessary to achieve the God in the long run.

You need to continue to be focused within yourself rather than being focused outside (the material world)..It is very easy to say, but most difficult to achieve. This is the “REAL” battle ground for your future in the spiritual progress. Doing efforts to stay on this plain (within) and continuing to understand the Trigunas and various layers of the human life in order to progress towards the next plain within, is the key to the ultimate success.

Always remember, the divine experiences you may be getting are just the signs on the road to the supreme-consciousness or the ultimate bliss. They are not the Goal in themselves. So don’t give too much of value to the experiences and try to ignore them if you can. There is much bigger battle and things to achieve beyond these experiences.

Continue to do your daily mediation

You asked: “My question is, what should my daily spiritual practice be? Should I do physical yoga, meditation or both?”

In my view,

You should continue to do your daily mediation that will give enough freedom for the Kundalini to progress you on the path of total clinzing of your channels of the Kundalini system (charkas and nadis). When you do not meditate you are stopping the Kundalini to do the spiritual progress.

You don’t need physical yoga to continue your ‘spiritual’ progress towards the ultimate goal. But you can certainly continue physical yoga for physical and mental benefits. Yoga (asanas) will be complimentary to your future progress, but it will not contribute any great deal in your spiritual progress as such. My point is physical yoga is not the Key to your future spiritual growth but it can certainly play the complimentary role.

So what is the Kay to the spiritual progress or the ultimate bliss? That key is “within” you and it is stored very deep “within” to the extent that it will need tremendous amount of practice and efforts for you to “prepare or pave” your way towards the God. These efforts will have to continue for several years, several decades or even several lives before you achieve the ultimate bliss. How long it will take? It depends of the collection of Karma from your past lives and the individual levels of your Trigunas.

The ONLY key to the God is “Sattva Gun”

The ONLY key to the God is “Sattva Gun”. The future focus of you life should be “Sattva Gun”. Raising the “Sattva Gun” and lowering the “Rajo gun” and “Tamo gun” from within will continue to take you closer to the God. In my view, the goal of the life should be attaining the “Sattva Gun” here forth, not the God. You do not need to seek the God, but God will seek you when you have highest level of “Sattva Gun” within you. In fact, everything that is advised to be done (in any religious or spiritual literature irrespective of the faith) is targeted towards raising the “Sattva Gun”. So, in my view, “Sattva Gun” is the ultimate key to the God.

The more you focus inside you shall understand that the only hurdle between you and the ultimate bliss is the "Desires" within you. They are the only force that can stop you from attaining the ultimate bliss - The God. I have attached below a detailed discussion with one individual on the topic of Desires.

The desires are built over several lives because of the past Karma and the Tri-gunas built into us over series of lives. You should do everything that will help raise your Sattva gun. That includes: Meditation, Reading spiritual material, Seva - Getting humble and doing service for others (especially at the place of Guru) without any expectation with the only objective of getting rid of Tamo-gun and raising the Sattva gun.

You should also read the Bhagvad Geeta and try to understand and follow the path of karma yoga. Kundalini will always help you in your path forward and as I said above eventually you will be blessed by a Guru (it may or may not happen in this life) to continue your progress.

Also, try to read answer to other questions on my site. They will give you a detailed idea of how to “look” at the concept of the God – Supreme Bliss to eventually attain the.

Hope I gave the answers you were looking for. Let me know if you have any more questions.

(Please also read my follow-up discussion with Brendan about the need of a Guru at
Kundalini as Guru: Do I need a Guru? Is Guru must for realization of God?)

Thank you.
Mahendra Joshi

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