That aspect of human anatomy discussed previously is of the ordinary type and it has been studied and understood

using technical apparatus. This is the gross aspect of our body. After making a pathological analysis surgeons operate the broken organs. Over and above this when we talk of the conscious aspect of the human body then it definitely is both gross and subtle. It is so gross that as soon as the life force departs the gross body falls flat and that body which just a moment before was walking and talking is now rotting away. And simultaneously the body is so subtle that all its small /big units are joined to the cosmic consciousness. There is something present in this cosmos which they imbibe as per their capability and throw it away too. Because the individual soul is a part of the cosmic soul, the former accepts energy from it and contributes to it in its own capacity. Whenever there is a discussion of Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) there is also a description of this very subtle conscious center. There are innumerable centers in the human body which abound in life force and vital force energy. These are sensitive spots and their total number is 700. When there is an imbalance of vital force energy in these sensitive areas, health too deteriorates and thus such a person falls prey to many diseases. In the medical field these sensitive spots are given a lot of importance. In fact the basis of Acupuncture and Acupressure methods to cure various diseases in China and Japan are these sensitive spots. The famous scientist K. Carlfried in his book “The Vital Centres of Man” writes that nerve fibres are more concentrated in these sensitive spots and not only are they related to one another but are also related to their center. Apart from sensitive spots there are 7 other chief centers in our body in which the infinite wealth of vital force energy and extrasensory potential are found albeit in a latent state. These 7 centers are called Chakras or plexuses. In these Chakras the knowledge fibres (nerves) are agitated in great measure. The Chakras are present at the region where our gross and subtle bodies unite. The famous psychologist of Europe, Paracelsus, has called these bodily subtle centers as “astrum” (stars) and says that these are storehouses of power. According to him through the medium of these centers energy of galaxies and other parts of the cosmos enter our body. Yogic scholars call Chakras as lotus too for eg heart lotus, navel lotus, scalp lotus etc. In the English language this lotus is called plexus and according to Japanese Zen Budhism they are called “Cusos”. In Chinese Tao philosophy the Chakras are the union of cosmic male and female energy i.e. “Yang and Yin”.

The description of the make up of that subtle body given by Sir John Woodroffe in “Power as Reality” and in “Shakti evam Shaakta”, V. G. Rele in “The Mysterious Kundalini”, Vol. 2of “History of Indian Philosophy by Shri Dasgupta, “Tibetan Book of Great Liberation” by Evans Vantage and “Mythology of the Soul” by H.G. Bense, is in reality that which was put forward by Tantra and Yoga by Indian Rishis and philosophers. Kundalini’s Ida and Pingala, Sushumna, Merudand and the 2 centres Mooladhar-Sahasrar described in scriptures like Yoga Kundalyupanishad, Yogarnav Tantra, Dhyan Bindu Upanishad, Mahanirvan Tantra, Shatchakra Nirupanam, Kularnav Tantra, Sharada Tilak etc. can be elucidated in a scientific language in a very limited manner. Scientists term Sushumna as an electric dipole. Its lower part called cada equina is full of –ve electricity and the upper half called cerebrum has +ve electricity. The state of cada equina and Mooladhar Chakra is one only. In the same way the “ascending reticular activating system” present in the cerebrum is equivalent to the Sahasrar Chakra of Yoga. In a rare situation when the flow is from the bottom to the top, it is said to journey from the seed of passion to that of Brahman and it is fulfilled in the Devyaan Marg of the Merudand. Symbolically these parts are given various names but in reality they are present as subtle electromagnetic waves. Scientists tell us that on an average there is an electric pressure of 1 lakh volt/cm in our body. Like other creatures this leaks from the genitals, skin, and breath in that order and thus gets destroyed. Only man has been blessed by God with the power of raising his soul force which has fallen in the pit of downfall. The leakage can be stopped by man and via Yogic practices of journeying from one Chakra (plexus) to another the Sahasrar Kamal can be activated in the head region and thus can augment one’s divine light. As mentioned before there are totally 6 Chakras. The seventh which is Sahasrar is called a 1000-petalled lotus. Over here we will give a brief outline of the connection of the anatomy of the human body to its corresponding Chakras. Mooladhar Chakra is situated in the lower half of the Sushumna (the central canal of the spinal chord) in the carksijial area of the Merudand corresponding to the central area of the anus and genital organ of the perineum. Over here the bunch of sacral nerve roots that emerge from cada equina create the sacral and perineal plexus. The electrical flow in these nerve bunches make eddies that manifest energy like cyclones. This very subtle electrical flow is called Mooladhar Shakti and its main function is reproduction and procreation. The Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) sleeps here with a 3 ½ round twining. This flow is experienced by Yogis as a lotus of 4 petals and these 4 are symbols of ultimate bliss, natural bliss, Yogic bliss and various valour. Here there is a

vibration of Shabda Brahman (sound) and the word that emanates from it is “Lum”. The Tanmatra of this Chakra is smell and the element is earth. When you travel upwards on the spinal chord (Merudand) the next Chakra is Svadishthan. It is situated 4 fingers above Mooladhar i.e. in the hypogastrium. The plexus over here is made up of the nerve bunches of Sushumna and the sympathetic ganglion that are situated on either side of the Sushumna. The internal organ conjoined to it is the adrenal gland and it secretes the adrenal hormone. When this adrenalin is active it has the capacity to overcome mental turmoil and other obstacles. Its main function is excretion and emission. But when it is activated it increases vigour and vim. All mental distortions like lethargy, indolence, distrust, indiscipline etc. are destroyed. Over here there is a lotus with 6 petals. Its seed mantra is “Vum”. The Tanmatra of this Chakra is Rasa (juice) and its element is water. Mooladhar and Svadhishthan Chakras come under one group and its union (focal point) is called Rudragranthi. The third Chakra is Manipur. From the anatomical viewpoint it is found in the navel region i.e. the lumbar region of the Merudand. Over here is the solar plexus which is formed due to the union of sympathetic ganglion and a bunch of vagus nerve bundles. The gland conjoined to this is the pancreas which makes enzymes apart from hormones. When this Chakra is activated one’s vigour and will power augments. Its main function is to help digestion. Our mental distortions decrease and one is inclined to follow the spiritual path. This lotus situated in the navel has 10 petals. Its seed mantra is “Rum”. Its Tanmantra is form (visible) and its element is fire. If you activate it, the 3 fires of the body are ignited and it thus helps in the upward journey. The extraordinary energy of this Chakra was measured by Japan’s Dr. Hiroshima Motoyama with his Chakra machine and he plotted a graph on its basis. Tibetans call it Manipadma. The fourth Chakra is Anahat which is situated behind the heart in the cardiac plexus. Over here the sympathetic ganglion chain, Sushumna and vagus nerve unite to form a mesh and thus supplies energy to the entire heart region. This lotus has 12 petals. The root source of pacemaker’s energy is over here. This is also called the center of sensitive emotions. This Chakra is the source of artistic skills, ecstatic experiences and delicate emotions. When it is activated, emotions like generous hearted service, spirituality, steadfastness and a sense of “world is a single united family” abounds. The thymus gland is conjoined to it. Its main function is to harbour the vital force (Prana) and utilize it aptly. The seed mantra of this Chakra is “Yum”. This is the focal point of Shabda Brahman or Anaahat Naad (divine sound). Its Tanmantra is sound and element is air. Anaahat and Manipur Chakras put together form the Soorya Khand and Vishnu Granthi. In the throat is the Vishudhi Chakra. The thyroid gland and the pharyngeal and laryngeal glands situated behind it are conjoined to the Vishudhi Chakra. On

activating this Chakra seeds of extrasensory potential sprout forth. This Chakra by influencing the sub conscious mind and psychic center activates the right half of the brain called “Silent Area”. The lotus over here has 16 petals and its seed mantra is “Hum”. Its Tanmantra is touch and space is its element. The last Chakra is called Ajna which by uniting with the Vishudhi Chakra makes up the Chandra Group and Brahma Granthi. Its seed mantra is “Aum” and its element is mind. It has 2 petals and is the union of pituitary and pineal glands. At the focal point between the eyebrows are situated these glands and it controls all bodily functions. On activating it our divine sight is opened up. When the limbic system and hypothalamus are activated, all the brain coverings are opened up. Thus the individual soul becomes capable of uniting with the cosmic soul (God). Sahasrar is the final station of the great journey of Kundalini awakening which is present in the central region of the brain i.e. in the internal capsule and reticular activating system. Thousands of sparks get emitted from it and hence it is called Sahasrar. It is also called Brahmalok and Brahmarandhra. The Ajna Chakra is united to it in the form of a creative center. Sahasrar is the Northern Pole which on uniting with the cosmic soul attains bliss of Brahman. Activation of Sahasrar means activating the centres of Grey Matter of the brain. Sushumna nerve which rises from the base called Mooladhar Chakra takes along with it the Ida (Ganga) and Pingala (Yamuna) nerves i.e. left to right and then from right to left. Ida which is on the left side is called Chandra Naadi and has –ve electrical impulses. Pingala is on the right side and is called Surya Naadi which has a +ve electrical impulse. It has 2 points of union which by uniting to Sushumna as Sarawati makes a 3-fold union at the Mooladhar and Ajna Chakras. Ida and Pingala nerves represent the parasympathetic and sympathetic nerves system. In reality it is impossible to describe Kundalini Shakti (Divine Serpent Power) in anatomical terms. What we have given above is the experience of great thinkers (Maneeshis). Kundalini Shakti has many names like Divine Serpent Power, life force, fire of life etc. Divine energy attained from Kundalini awakening and activation of the 6 Chakras gives man divine powers.

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