January 22, 2014

Chakras summary, Dwapara 314



Uno, dos, tres.  Un, deux, trois.  Uno, duo, tres.  Ek, do, tin.  Eka, dvi, tri.    From English, to Spanish, French, Latin, Hindi and Sanskrit, the same inner meanings are expressed in various outward ways across different ages and cultures, like a pure light filtered thru a stained glass window.
 
1
Top of head
Crown
Sahasara
Samadhi
Union

2
+ Between the eyes
Five pointed star
Ajna
Dhyana
Meditation
Super ether
Sun
+ Leo
Aum
- Base of the brain Medulla oblongata
Dharana
Concentration
Moon
- Cancer
3
Throat
Cervical
Vishudha
Pratyahara
Withdrawal
Ether
Mercury
+ Virgo 
- Gemini
Yudhisthira
Rushing waters
4
Heart
Dorsal
Anahat
Pranayama
Breath control
Air
Venus
+ Libra 
 - Taurus
Bhima
Bell
5
Navel
Lumbar
Manipur
Asana
Posture
Fire
Mars
+ Scorpio
 - Aries
Arjuna
Harp
6
Reproduction
Sacral
Swadisthan
Niyama
Self purification
Water
Jupiter
+Sagittarius
- Pisces
Nakula
Flute
7
Base of the spine
Coccyx
Mulandhara
Yama
Moral code
Earth
Saturn
+ Capricorn
- Aquarius
Sahadeva
Bumble bee

  • Ida, Rahu, Moon’s North Node, Dragon’s head.   Kundalini, Dragon.  Pingala, Ketu, Moon’s South Node, Dragon’s Tail
  • Thoughts are universally and not individually rooted; a truth cannot be created, but only perceived. The erroneous thoughts of man result from imperfections in his discernment. The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may mirror the divine vision in the universe – Autobiography of a Yogi (Dwapara 246)
  • The only scientific attitude one can take on any subject is whether it is TRUE. The law of gravitation worked as efficiently before Newton as after him. The cosmos would be fairly chaotic if its laws could not operate without the sanction of human belief – ditto.
  • I wonder if Western scientists, patiently enlarging the realms of knowledge for the practical good of mankind, are not more pleasing to God than idlers who profess religion but concentrate on alms –ditto.
  • My Very Easy Method Just Shows Us Nine Planets -- the Sun followed by Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, then Uranus (discovered Dwapara 81), Neptune (Dwapara 146) and Pluto (Dwapara 230)
  • Richard of York Gave Battles in Vain -- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet
  • The physical spine is pictured.  In the context of Chakras, it is just another way of presenting the same information.   We can say heart, or we can say dorsal, Latin for "back", and so on.  To this author, it is the ideas and their applications that are important, not hiding behind Latin or Sanskrit terminology.
  • This summary and particular emphases are drawn with much gratitude from the Gita, Bible, Yoga Sutras and other commentaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, his disciple Sri Swami Kriyananda, and works by Sri Satyaki Brockschmidt, Shrimati Savitri Simpson and Sri Jean Lin.  Any errors or misstatements are mine

(c) Dwapara 307-317 or 2007-2017 AD


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