Approach Sahaja Yoga like a Scientist

Approach Sahaja Yoga like a Scientist

Sahaja Yoga Vidya (knowledge) emphasizes the integration of ancient wisdom from world religious traditions and current verifiable scientific knowledge.

Sahaja Yoga Vidya can more readily be understood experientially, rather than by the intellect. This is largely because the mind is finite whereas our potential for spiritual growth is infinite (in fact some may argue the mind is merely a concept used to categorically explain physical states in the brain. Therefore the mind does not necessarily exist in any literal sense).

Many scriptures from traditions throughout the world describe the experience of spiritual awakening as a “divine cool breeze” or fountain of ecstasy pouring over the devotee’s body. Interestingly, the English language, borrowing from Greek and Latin, makes certain reference to these universal religious experiences. In Hinduism, it is described that a Primordial Feminine energy, known as Kundalini, resides in the triangular sacrum bone of all humans regardless of ethnicity or belief. This energy has Divine healing powers that fill the devotee with joy, ecstasy and bliss. The root word of sacrum is the Latin and Greek word meaning “sacred”. The Catholic Church uses Latin during many of its traditional services, thus one might expect it to be of no coincidence if both Hindus and Christians regard the sacrum bone as religiously significant.

Diagram of the Sacrum Bone

Diagram of the Sacrum Bone

In addition, there exists a small bone in the top of one’s head called the fontanel bone. The word fontanel which is rooted in Latin means fountain or “little spring”. In Sahaja Yoga the yogi spontaneously awakens her or his Kundalini, a process called Self-realization. When Self-realization occurs, the Kundalini is awakened and rises up the practitioner’s spinal column towards the limbic area of the brain. Passing through the limbic area (known as the Sahasrara) it pierces the fontanel bone of the yogi, pouring over him or her as a fountain of joy and ecstasy. The tradition of cracking eggs at Easter symbolizes this “cracking” of the fontanel bone through spiritual rebirth, what Christ referred to as the second birth or Baptism by the Holy Spirit. This Baptism by the Holy Spirit in essence is Kundalini awakening and Kundalini in essence is the Holy Spirit.

Diagram of Fontanelle Bone at Birth

Diagram of Fontanelle Bone at Birth

Sahaja Yoga means “born within” + “Divine connection”. That is to say, born within every human being, regardless of ethnicity, spiritual belief, creed or nationality, is the potential to establish a spiritual connection with God. The Kundalini energy that resides within all of us establishes that connection to the Divine Creator of the Universe once we have received our Kundalini awakening. Through the practice of Sahaja Yoga meditation, one may effortlessly establish this connection to God and become part and parcel of the whole.

The knowledge found on these pages may be treated as a hypothesis. We respect that certain conditionings may make blind acceptance of our ideas difficult, particularly for cultures that regard science as monolithic in the face of religious thought. It is thus beneficial to approach Sahaja Yoga as a scientist. Have skepticism, ask questions, experiment and keep an open mind to discovery.

Sahaja Yoga meditation is always taught free of charge. This ensures its accessibility to everyone. On this site, we hope to engage you both experientially and through the intellect, by providing concepts and ideas from a variety of fields of science as well as giving access to resources whereby you may awaken your own Kundalini and begin benefiting from the experience of Self-realization

Chad Danyluck is a student of social psychology with interests in the interface between thoughts, feelings and the progression of disease. He loves singing with other yogis and currently performs with a collective of musicians known as Sahaja.

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