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(By Purnananda Swami)


Editor's Introduction 1. Muladhara Chakra 2. Svadhisthana Chakra 3. Manipura Chakra 4. Anahata Chakra 5. Vishuddha Chakra 1/21/2009

Chakras 6." 1/21/2009 .ru/chakri. by means of the six http://omnamo. lit. He translated it into English and included it as part of his famous book The Serpent Power which was first published in 1919. "accomplishment. It was written more than five hundred years ago in Sanskrit by a Bengali yogi named Purnananda.narod. Avalon's translation is reproduced here exactly as it appeared in The Serpent Power. The copyright on this translation has expired. Sahasrara 8. Ajna Chakra 7. Kundalini Page 2 of 17 Editor's Introduction BOOKSTORES ARE FILLED today with paperbacks that describe the chakras. However.. a manuscript of this text was obtained by Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe). according to the Tantras. In the early 1900s. Muladhara Chakra [Preliminary Verse:] Now I speak of the first sprouting shoot (of the Yoga plant) of complete realization of the Brahman. We know this book was highly esteemed through the centuries because it was the subject of numerous commentaries. which is to be achieved.html Realization = nivarhah. The book you are about to read is one of the earliest in that genre. the energy centers through which Tantric yogis guide the Kundalini to attain realization. we have omitted or changed some of his footnotes and added a few of our own.

the place where Sushumna meets Kanda. Ambrosia = Sudha. Inside her [Vajra] is Chitrini. the awakener of pure knowledge. and the Vajra inside Her extends. it flows from the union of Shiva and Shakti.. The Brahama-nadi is the hollow space inside Chitrini. Sun. are the two It has four petals of crimson hue. the embodiment of all Bliss. located in the perineum. She [Chitrini] is beautiful like a chain of lightning and fine like a (lotus) fibre. Prthivi = earth element. and is pure intelligence. Meru = spinal column. a string of blooming Dhatura flowers. through which Kundalini passes. In this (Lotus) is the square region (Chakra) of Prthivi. of the shining colour of gold. Orifice of the mouth of Hara = the opening at the top of the Svayambhu-Linga in the Muladhara. The Brahma-dvara shines in her mouth. Sasi and Mihira. extends from the middle of the Kanda to the Head. Her body. and Fire. In the space outside the Meru. Inside her (Chitrini) is the Brahma-nadi. Knot = Granthi-sthanam. "bulb." located in the perineum. where Adi-deva is. 4. as also the mouth of Sushumna. which extends from the orifice of the mouth of Hara to the place beyond. This place in the entrance to the region sprinkled by ambrosia. who is lustrous with the lustre of the Pranava and attainable in Yoga by Yogis. Now we come to the Adhara Lotus. Kanda. Bliss = sukha. 2. Siras = nadis. the lowest one.e. On its petals are the four letters from Va to Sa. placed on the left and the right. She (Chitrini) is beautiful by reason of these (lotuses) which are strung on her. The Nadi Sushumna. and pierces all the Lotuses which are placed within the backbone. Yellow is the color of the earth element. 3. 5.Chakras Chakras and so forth in their proper order. and is called the Knot. subtle channels for energy. Adhara Lotus = MuladharaChakra. the root chakra. She is the form of Moon.html 1/21/2009 . i. from the Medhra to the Head. She (Chitrini) is subtle as a spider's thread. whose substance is the threefold Gunas. lit. is in the middle. Medhra = penis. Braham-dvaram = door of Brahaman. Page 3 of 17 1. as is also the Bija of Dhara which is within. http://omnamo. It is attached to the mouth of the Sushumna. Pranava = the mantra Om. Adi-deva = the supreme Bindu in the pericarp of the thousandpetalled lotus. Its head (mouth) hangs downwards.narod. they are not two separate nadis. It is of a shining yellow colour and beautiful like lightning. and shines in the minds of the sages. and is placed below the genitals and above the anus. Consciousness = Suddhabodha-svabhava. despite its defective syntax. The last sentence is reproduced accurately here from the printed original. She is extremely subtle. shining. surrounded by eight shining spears. whose true nature is pure Consciousness.

and in the pericarp (of the Adhara Lotus). Bandha = type of literary composition in which the verse is arranged in a diagram or picture. Here dwells the Devi Dakini by name. and is the Lord of Beings and resplendent like ten million suns. beautiful like molten gold. and known as Traipura. She is resplendent like the lustre of many Suns rising at one and the same time. By meditating on Dakini-Shakti. the meaning is that the deva is as happy here as he is in Kasi. with His Head Svayambhu in His in the form of the self-originated downwards. Over it [Svayambhu-Linga] shines the sleeping Kundalini. Prakrita and other languages.Chakras Page 4 of 17 Bija of Dhara = Bija of Prthivi. 7. so does His beauty. http://omnamo. resplendent like the young Sun.narod. there constantly shines the beautifully luminous and soft.i. like an unopened blue-green bud.e. gently covering the mouth of Brahma-dvara by Her own. The Deva who resides Shape and color of a new leaf = happily here as in Kasi is in forms like a whirlpool. 10 and 11. She is the world-bewilderer. Her shining snake-like form goes three and a half times round Shiva. Like the spiral of the conch-shell. She is the carrier of the revelation of the ever-pure Intelligence. Her sweet murmur is like the indistinct hum of swarms of love-mad bees. tattva-jnana or pure intelligence. He carries on His lap the child Creator. He is revealed by Knowledge and Meditation. the presiding divinity of this region. "Whirlpool" refers to a depression on the top of the linga. Ornamented with four arms and mounted on the King of Elephants. fine as the fibre of the lotusstalk.." 6. the earth Tattva or " and the wealth of whose lotusface is fourfold. and is of the shape and colour of a new leaf. even people ignorant of Sanskrit can recognize the poetic quality of this phrase. It is She who maintains all the beings of the world by means of inspiration and expiration. Inside it (the triangle) is Svayambhu in His Linga-form. Linga-form = 9. Vayu called Kandarpa = a form of apana. 1/21/2009 . She produces melodious poetry and Bandha and all other compositions in prose or verse in sequence or otherwise in Samskrita.html "World-bewilderer" because Kundalini is maya in this world. The Dhara-Bija is identical with that of Indra. Near the mouth of the Nadi called Vajra. who has four lustrous arms. a phallus. As the cool rays ot lightning and of the full moon charm. There is always and everywhere the Vayu called Kandarpa. the deva of love. This is the Dhyana of the DharaBija. and her eyes are brilliant red. lightning-like triangle which is Kamarupa. Ever-pure intelligence = sada suddha-buddeh. 8. according to commentators. Knowledge = jnana Meditation = dhyana Kasi = Shiva's favorite abode. and Her lustre is as that of a strong flash of young strong lightning. her four arms shine with beauty. one acquires suddhabuddheh -. Kandarpa is a name of Kama. and shines in the cavity of the root (Mula) Lotus like a chain of brilliant lights. who is of a deeper red than the Bandhujiva flower.

etc. and an Adept in all kinds of learning. the Awakener of eternal knowledge. There is another Lotus placed inside the Sushumna at the root of the genitals. with the lustre of ten million Suns. with the Bindu superposed. Pure of disposition by his deep and musical words. and his inmost Spirit becomes full of great gladness. 13.e. egg of Brahma Cauldon = kataha. By Her radiance it is that the whole of this Universe and this Cauldon is illumined. Another lotus = the Svadhisthana-Chakra.html 1/21/2009 . Shiva. Vishnu. that is. the lower half of the Brahmanada. of the shining colour of lightning.narod. Foremost of the devas = Brahma.. and as such cauldron-shaped. i. By meditating thus on Her who shines within the Mula-Chakra. Within it [Svayambhu-Linga. of a beautiful vermillion colour. She is the Omnipotent Kala who is wonderfully skilful to create. a man becomes Lord of speech and King among men.Chakras Page 5 of 17 12. and is subtler than the subtlest. he serves the foremost of the Devas. She is the recepttacle of that continuous stream of ambrosia which flows from the Eternal Svadhisthana Chakra 14. the SriParamesvari. Universe = brahmanda. round which Kundalini is coiled] reigns dominant Para. Puramdara = the letter La Bindu = The Anusvara http://omnamo. On its six petals are the letters from Ba to Puramdara. He becomes ever free from all diseases.

and Her mind is exalted with the drinking of ambrosia. which symbolizes Prakriti.narod. protect us! Within it: Vishnu is within the lap of the Bindu of Vam. lit. and wears the Sri-vatsa. mada (pride). watery region of Varuna. His enemies = the six passions. and the Kaustubha. of the shape of a half-moon. May Hari who is within it. is four armed. She is dressed in celestial raiment and ornaments. and is like the Sun illumining the dense darkness of ignorance. krodha (anger). "shines" 18. kama (lust).. Ignorance = moha. shining.. Within it [Svadhisthana] is the white. Dwells = bhati.Chakras Page 6 of 17 15. which is named Svadhisthana. Manipura Chakra http://omnamo. seated on a Makara. who is in the pride of early youth. Kaustubha = a great gem worn by Vishnu. and therein. Sri-vatsa = an auspicious curl on the breast of Vishnu and his avatar. is freed immediately from all his enemies. moha (delusion). The wealth of his nectar-like words flows in prose and verse in well-reasoned discourse. It is here [in the Svadhisthana] that Rakini always stainless and white as the autumnal moon. who is dressed in yellow raiment. Makara = mythical animal somewhat like an alligator 16. lobha (greed). He becomes a Lord among Yogis. Krishna. which all arise from a sense of me-ness (ahamkara). Ahamkara = egoism. matsarya (envy). He who meditates upon this stainless Lotus.e. The beauty of Her body is enhanced by Her uplifted arms holding various weapons. such as the fault of Ahamkara and so forth. is the Bija Vam. i.html 1/21/2009 . 17. whose body is of a luminous blue beautiful to behold. She is of the colour of a blue lotus.

ru/chakri. Here abides Lakini. Above it [the Svadhisthana].Chakras Page 7 of 17 19. clothed in yellow raiment and decked with various ornaments. Within it are the letters Da to Pha. who is of a pure vermilion hue. of an ancient aspect and three-eyed. of the colour of heavy-laden rain-clouds. By meditating on this Navel Lotus the power to destroy and create (the world) is acquired. He is the destroyer of creation. Vani = Sarasvati. is the shining Lotus of ten petals. of the colour of the blue lotus with the Nada and Bindu above them. of radiant body. the seed-mantra of Fire. triangular in form and shining like the rising sun. 20. Meditate upon Him (Fire) seated on a ram. His hands are placed in the vara and abhaya mudras. Bija of Vahni = Ram. His hands are placed in the attitude of granting boons and of dispelling fear.html 1/21/2009 . 21. and exalted with the drinking of ambrosia. the Bija of Vahni himself. is dark (of complexion). the benefactress of all. She is four-armed. Outside it are three Svastika marks.narod. and at the root of the navel. Vani with all the wealth of knowledge ever abides in the lotus of His face. In His lap ever dwells Rudra. He (Rudra) is white with the ashes with which He is smeared. Devi of Speech Anahata Chakra http://omnamo. radiant like the rising sun. four-armed. and within. Meditate there on the region of Fire.

and makes the sign of blessing and the sign which dispels fear. is the charming Lotus of the shining colour of the Bandhuka flower. It is known by its name of Anahata. and is like the celestial wishing-tree. sometimes known as scarlet marrow. And within it also (meditate) upon the Abode of Mercy. The bandhuka flower. and in Her four hands She carries the noose and the The Shakti whose tender body is like ten million flashes of lightning is in the pericarp Trikona: the head points down. The Region of Vayu. Above that. and on his head is an orifice minute as http://omnamo. Here dwells Kakini. placed therein.Chakras Page 8 of 17 22. which is like unto the smoke in colour. Pavana Bija = Vayu whose bija is yam Stainless Lord = Hamsa.narod. beautiful and with six corners. of the colour of vermilion. and whose two hands make the gestures which grant boons and dispel the fears of the three worlds. is here. the Sun 24. She wears all kinds of ornaments. three-eyed and the benefactress of all. With six corners = lit. of this Lotus in the form of a tiangle (Trikona). 23. in the heart. Inside the triangle is the Shiva-Linga known by the name of Bana. bestowing even more than (the supplicant's) desire. This Linga is like shining gold. New lightning = highly visible lightning before rain falls heavily when Shakti takes the 25. with the twelve letters beginning with Ka.. who in colour is yellow like unto new lightning. exhilirated and auspicious.html 1/21/2009 . sat-kona = interlacing triangles. with four arms. Pentapetes phoenicia. and seated on a black antelope. Her heart is softened with the drinking of nectar. grey as a mass of smoke. the Stainless Lord who is lustrous like the Sun. form of a triangle. Meditate within it on the sweet and excellent Pavana Bija.

In the throat is the Lotus called Vishuddha. of a crimson hue. The filaments which surround and adorn its pericarp. and (like) Isvara he is able to protect and destroy the worlds. He who meditates on this Heart Lotus becomes (like) the Lord of Speech. he ever is dearer than the dearest to that in a gem. who is white of colour. He is the resplendent abode of Laksmi. illumined by the solar region.html Moon = Mantra = here. and white like the full Moon. http://omnamo. His senses are completely under control. In the pericarp of this lotus there is the Ethereal Region. which is pure and of a smoky purple hue. On an elephant white as snow is seated the Bija of Ambara. Foremost among Yogis. Vishuddha Chakra 28. He is preeminently wise and full of noble deeds. which is like unto the steady tapering flame of a lamp in a windless place. the abode and seat of Sarva. circular in shape. His mind in its intense concentration is engrossed in thoughts of the Brahman. the Jivatma The second sentence is reproduced accurately here from the printed original despite its defective syntax. All the (sixteen) shining vowels on its (sixteen) petals. charm. 27. are distinctly visible to him whose mind (Buddhi) is illumined. He is like the Devata who is the beloved of Laksmi and he is able at will to enter another's body. It is beautified by the Hamsa. Page 9 of 17 26. the guru of the devas Sarva = Maha-deva. His inspired speech flows like a stream of (clear) water. is like the celestial wishingtree. "ham" Ambara = the Ethereal Region 1/21/2009 . This Lotus. Lord of Speech = Brhaspati. Hamsa = here. Shiva.

Purer than the Ocean of Nectar is the Shakti Shakini who dwells in this Lotus. The whole region of the Moon without the mark of the hare is in the pericarp of this Lotus.narod. his mind constantly fixed on this Lotus. and He is known by what His name. and in Her four lotus-hands She carries the bow. Neither Brahma nor Vishnu. and clothed in a tiger's skin. Noose = pasa Goad = Ankusa Gestures = mudras Girija = mountain-born Sada-Shiva = ever-beneficent 30. Sage = kavi Three periods = past. signifies.html 1/21/2009 . the arrow. present. neither Hari-Hara nor Surya nor Ganapa is able to control his power (resist him). 31a. and enjoys uninterrupted peace of mind. Of his Four arms. The Yogi. SadhaShiva. with ten beautiful arms. two hold the noose and goad. eloquent and wise.Chakras Page 10 of 17 29. In His lap there ever dwells the great snow-white Deva. These add to His beauty. He sees the three periods. and becomes the benefactor of all. He who has attained complete knowledge of the Atma (Brahman) becomes by constantly concentrating his mind (Citta) on this Lotus a great Sage. and future. his breath controlled by Kumbhaka. His body is united with that of Girija. Kumbhaka = retention of breath in pranayama Ganapa = Ganesha Ajna Chakra http://omnamo. Mark of the hare = man in the moon. 31. The translator has numbered this verse "31a" because it does not appear in the texts used by two of the three commentators on whom he relies. and. like three-eyed and five-faced. the noose. Her raiment is yellow. and the other two make the gestures of granting boons and dispelling fear. This (region) is the gateway of great Liberation for him who desires the wealth of Yoga and whose senses are pure and controlled. is in his wrath able to move all the three worlds. free from disease and sorrows and long-lived. and the goad. the destroyer of endless dangers.

which is the abode of the most excellent Shakti and which by its lustre makes visible the Brahma-sutra. Ajna = lit. shining in its form of Bindu. whose six faces are like so many moons. He becomes the benefactor of all. and resembles a flame in its radiance. and a rosary. which are also white and enhance its beauty. The Sadhaka with steady mind should meditate upon these according to the order (prescribed). Full of fame and long-lived.. http://omnamo.. in one of which She holds a book. Itara = that which enables one to cross Lala. First bija of the Vedas = Om. he ever becomes the Creator. and Preserver. The Lotus named Ajna is like the Moon. a small drum. Brahma-sutra = the nadi-chitrini. Above this is Nada. the vowels in the word "aum. and versed in all the Sastras. It is the inner Atma as pure mind (Buddhi)." Ma-kara = the letter M in its bindu 1/21/2009 . On its two petals are the letters Ha and Ksa. 35. is also there.Chakras Page 11 of 17 32. Above it is the half (crescent) moon. It is well-known. whose Atma is nothing but a meditation on this Lotus. not that she is actually holding a book Small drum = damaru 33. Her mind is pure (Suddha-Citta). command holds a book: the meaning is that she is making the mudra called vidya or pustaka. Destroyer. Inside the Yoni in the pericarp is the Shiva called Itara. Inside it is the Shakti Hakini. and becomes the most excellent among Munis.html Pranava = the word "Om. and all-knowing and allseeing. is able quickly to enter another's body at will. is Ma-kara. The first Bija of the Vedas. two others are lifted up in the gestures of dispelling fear and granting boons. The excellent Sadhaka. Within this Lotus dwells the subtle mind (Manas)." Powers = siddhi.narod. again." Combination of letters = A and U. in His phallic form. and with the rest She holds a skull. 34. may also mean "another's house. of the three worlds. It shines with the glory of Dhyana. He here shines like a chain of lightning flashes. (beautifully white). and above this. Within the triangle in this Chakra ever dwells the combination of letters which form the Pranava. i. Another's body = para-pura. He realizes his unity with the Brahman and acquires excellent and unknown powers. whose whiteness equals that of Balarama and diffuses the rays of the Moon.e. She has six

Sky = gagana = empty space above Sankhini-nadi. This is the incomparable and delightful abode of Vishnu.narod. 36. Birthless.html 1/21/2009 . and when the Cetas by repeated practice becomes dissolved in this place which is the abode of uninterrupted bliss. and is here as He is in the region of Fire. Closes the house = make the yoni-mudra. Region of Fire. The excellent Yogi at the time of death joyfully places his vital breath (Prana) here and enters (after death) that Supreme. and Sun. and who is known by the Vedanta. Sahasrara Chakra 38. Light = djoti. and Sun = the triangle on Manipitha within the A-ka-tha triangle. He then also sees the Light which is in the form of a flaming lamp. who was before the three worlds. Moon. It is lustrous like the clearly shining morning sun. He knows no decay. which detaches the inner self (antah-pur) and mind (manas) from the empirical world. Nada = the half-moon symbol. Moon. Primeval Deva. 37. the knowledge whereof he has gained by the service of Parama-guru. and witnesseth all. It is here that the Bhagavan manifests Himself in the fullness of His might.Chakras Page 12 of 17 form in candra-bindu. Earth = dharani = dhara-mandala in the muladhara. he then sees within the middle of and in the space above (the triangle) sparks of fire distinctly shining. Eternal. and glows between the Sky and the Earth. the Purusha. When the Yogi closes the house which hangs without support.

is the Triangle and inside this. It sheds its rays in profusion. and makes manifest pure Intelligence (Buddhi). Its Lotus of a thousand petals = Sahasrara body is luminous with the letters beginning with A. Suras = devas. Within it (Sahasrara) is the full Moon. Mark of the hare = the man in the moon. shines the Great Void which is served in secret by all the Suras. Mahanada = Maha-nada 40. http://omnamo. resplendent as in a clear sky. and it is the absolute bliss. Triangle = the A-ka-thadi triangle. The Mahanada. in the vacant space wherein is Sankhini Nadi. if the upper part of Ha is removed. Brahman bliss 41. When the actions of the Yogi are. constantly shining like lightning. lustrous and whiter than the full Moon. then he will see above it (i. It charms.html 1/21/2009 . again.Chakras Page 13 of 17 39. and like the plough in shape. This Lotus. Ajna-chakra) the form of the Mahanada. in all respects good. and is moist and cool like nectar.e. Absolute bliss = kevalananda-rupam = lit. Great Void = sunya = bindu. Above all these. has its head turned downward. is tranquil and grants boons and dispels fear.narod. the remaining portion of the letter has the form ofan Indian plough. and will ever hold in the Lotus of his hand the Siddhi of Speech. Its clustered filaments are tinged with the colour of the young Sun. Half of Shiva: the meaning is that Shiva is Hakara. of a thousand petals. without the mark of the hare.. Inside it (Candra-mandala). which is the place of dissolution of Vayu is the half of Shiva. and below Visarga is the Lotus Vacant space: elsewhere called the parama-vyoma = supreme through the service of the Lotus feet of his Guru..

She is as thin as the hundredth part of a fibre in the stalk of a lotus. 45. Vaisnavas = worshippers of Vishnu. and resembles (in colour) the young Sun. kha. who is the Devata who pervades all beings. Nirvana-Kala and Ama-Kala: There are seventeen Kalas (digits) of the moon. Wandering = samsara. Brahman = lit. 47. From Her. Prakriti-Purusha = Shakti-Shiva. but the nectar-dropping Ama and the Nirvana-kala are only at this stage revealed. who is the ever-flowing and spreading current of all manner of bliss known by the name of Hamsah Parama (Parama-hamsah).ru/chakri. and of the shape of the crescent moon. Devi = Shakti. whose source is the Brahman. Hari-Hara = Vishnu and Shiva. and attainable only by great effort. He is the Brahman and the Atma of all beings. and is as lustrous as the light of all the suns shining at one and the same time. others again. His speech. Shaivas = worshippers of Shiva. more excellent than the excellent. By shedding a constant and profuse stream of nectar-like essence. She is the everexistent Bhagavati. That most excellent of men who has controlled his mind and known this place is never again born in the Wandering. Well concealed. Inside it (Ama-kala) is Nirvana-kala. He pervades all things as their Lord. http://omnamo. She grants divine knowledge. The Shaivas call it the abode of Shiva. In Him are united both Rasa and Virasa. which could also mean "air" or "ether. the Vaisnavas call it Parama Purusha.Chakras Page 14 of 17 42. call it the place of Hari-Hara. the Bhagavan instructs the Yati of pure mind in the knowledge by which he realizes the oneness of the Jivatma and the Paramatma. flows copiously the continuous stream of nectar (or. 43.narod. Here is the Deva who is known to all as Parama-Shiva. he possesses complete power to do all which he wishes. and is down-turned. She is the receptacle of the stream of excellent nectar which comes from the blissful union of Para and Parama). Yati = someone whose mind rests intently upon the Devata of his worship. She is as subtle as the thousandth part of the end of a hair. 44. She is pure. is ever pure and sweet. Rasa and Virasa = the bliss of liberation and that arising from the union of Shiva and Shakti. and other great sages (Munis) call it the pure place of Prakriti-Purusha. is that subtle Bindu (Sunya) which is the chief root of Liberation and which manifests the pure Nirvana-Kala with Ama-Kala. Delusion = moha. Para and Parama = bindu-rupa Shiva and Shakti. and to prevent that which is contrary to his will. She is lustrous and soft like ten million lightning flashes. Nescience = ajnana." 46. and He is the Sun which destroys the darkness of nescience and delusion. His mind being controlled and his aim achieved. He ever moves towards the Brahman. Here is the excellent (supreme) sixteenth Kala of the Moon. Those who are filled with a passion for the Lotus feet of the Devi call it the excellent abode of the Devi. whether in prose or verse. as there is nothing in the three worlds which binds him.html 1/21/2009 . Mind = citta.

Within Her is the everlasting place called the abode of Shiva.Chakras Page 15 of 17 48. learns from the mouth of his Guru the process which opens the way to the discovery of the great Liberation. and like unto the ten-millionth part of the end of a hair.. Three Lingas = Svayambhu. Abode of Shiva = Shiva-padam = state of Shiva. the Supreme Bliss and of a sudden produces the bliss of Liberation. Niyama = another class of moral disciplines including purity. Wise men describe it as the abode of Vishnu. She goes to the gleaming flame-like Shiva. having reached all the lotuses which are known as the Brahma-nadi lotuses. and Itara in the Muladhara. Niyama. The Devi who is Suddha-sattva pierces the three Lingas. attainable only by Yogis. Within its middle space (i. 51. and is pure knowledge and devotion. Brahmadvara = inside Chitrininadi. 49. shines therein in the fullness of Her lustre. She is extremely subtle.narod. Some call it the Brahman. austerity.html 1/21/2009 . and. others call it Hamsa. pierces the centre of the Linga. and greed. It is replete with every form of bliss. and righteous men speak of it as the ineffable place of knowledge of the Atma. He whose nature is purified by the practice of Yama. http://omnamo. Stream of gladness = Prema. or the place of Liberation. and is the Mother of the three worlds. Bana. and Ajnachakras respectively. Yama = moral disciplines which are prerequisites to yoga including abstention from harming. contentment. Kundalini 50. and is therefore invisible. She is lustrous like ten million suns. She contains within Her the constantly flowing stream of gladness. Nirvana-Shakti = Samanapada or Samani Shakti. study.e. and is the life of all beings. and by means of the Air and Fire (within him) places Her within the Brahmadvara. and known by the name of Nityananda. middle of the Nirvana-kala) shines the Supreme and Primordial Nirvana-Shakti. Righteous men = sukritinah. stealing. and the like. She graciously carries the knowledge of the Truth (Tattva) to the mind of the sages. Suddha-sattva = a form of embodied Caitanya. Anahata. sex. Pure knowledge itself = suddha-bodhasvarupam. the mouth of which is closed. lustrous like lightning and fine like the lotus fibre. which is free from Maya. Pierces = passes through an obstruction. lying. Thereafter in Her subtle state. He whose whole being is immersed in the Brahman then rouses the Devi by Hum-kara.

"of the good. should lead Kula-Kundali [sic] along with Jiva to her Lord the Para-shiva in the abode of Liberation within the pure Lotus. When he thus leads Kula-Kundalini. he becomes full of peace and foremost among all Yogis. 54. is never born again in this world (Samsara). pure. Dakini and others. Eternal bliss = nityananda = Brahman. and most secret. the knowledge whereof he has gained through the tradition of the Gurus. The Yogi who has gained steadiness of mind makes offering (Tarpana) to the Ishta-devata and to the Devatas in the six centres (Chakra). and the like. and devoted to the Lotus feet of his Guru.. reads this work which is the supreme source of the knowledge of Liberation. and again enters the Muladhara.narod. then of a very surety his mind dances at the Feet of his Ishta-devata. Vessel of Brahmanda = Kundalini." 55. he should make all things absorb into Her. Final dissolution = samksaya= pralaya. with that stream of celestial nectar which is in the vessel of Brahmanda. and whose mind (Manas) is controlled. learnt this excellent method from the two Lotus Feet of the auspicious Diksa-guru. Gladdened by constant realization of that which is the source of Eternal Bliss. The Yogi who has after practice of Yama. which are the source of uninterrupted joy. with heart unperturbed and concentrated mind. Mind = cetas or citta. and which is faultless. Among all yogis = lit. and meditate upon Her who grants all desires as the Caitanya-rupa-Bhagavati.Chakras Page 16 of 17 52. Caitanya-rupa-Bhagavati = the Devi who is the cit in all bodies. Diksa-guru = the guru who initiated the The wise and excellent Yogi rapt in ecstasy.html 1/21/2009 . http://omnamo. Ecstasy = samadhi. For him there is no dissolution even at the time of Final Dissolution. 53. and returns from there where shines Eternal and Transcendent Bliss in all its glory along the path of Kula. If the Yogi who is devoted to the Lotus Feet of his Guru. The beautiful Kundali [sic] drinks the excellent red nectar issuing from Para-Shiva. Niyama. Path of Kula = the channel in the chitrini-nadi.

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