Meditation and enlightenment

Meditation and enlightenment

In the sacrum bone at the base of the spine in every individual there exists a subtle and dormant coil of spiritual energy known as the Kundalini. This energy has been well documented through the ages, and has become a core part of many of the most authoratitive Yoga and spiritual practices. In AD1290, for instance, the renowned Indian saint and mystic Jnanadeva documented in detail the existence of this energy in his seminal treatise on Yoga and the spiritual universe, Jnaneshwari.

The process of Enlightenment or in other words Self-realization involves the gentle awakening of this living and conscious energy, so that it pervades the individual’s subtle (i.e. spiritual) being. Once this event occurs, the person is no longer isolated from the universe around them – i.e. trapped inside their own head – but becomes a connected part of the greater cosmos. The benefits of this awakening are many, including a realization of our sense of purpose, a feeling of completeness and the sort of self-knowledge which is commonly missing from our day to day lives and activities.

Enlightenment knows no boundaries of religion, culture, race, age, or gender. It is for every individual soul to achieve for themselves and every individuals birthright to live life in a balanced way. To be able to enjoy the bliss and peace. To have divine awareness for themselves and to become eternal personalities. Kundalini awakening connects us to our Spirit or Atma which is the source of all things seen and unseen. This Atma is the eternal aspect of our personality and when we become totally identified with it, just as Buddha had, then we also become like Buddha, eternal and filled with pure knowledge. [1]

Once the enlightenment has occurred, it is up to the individual to decide whether they wish to explore the new world that opens up to them, by continuing with a program of meditation to enhance and encourage the cleansing power of this energy on the subtle system.

Over time the practice of meditation produces profound emotional, physical and spiritual changes which give each of us the ability to maintain a remarkable degree of control over the progress of our lives in every way. Practitioners often talk of a feeling of ‘oneness with God and Nature’ as the most evident manifestation of their regular meditation.

[1] http://eternalvalues.wordpress.com/2007/05/02/buddhas-spiritual-seeking/

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  • Luca Samson
    May 6, 2013
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    Great post, really made me think about all the constraints in our lives and how we need to live and become free from everything that holds us back if we truly want to move forward in this word.

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  • manu
    Nov 2, 2013
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    its really astonishing.. please update about enlightenment.

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  • HASAN KHAN
    Mar 4, 2014
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    On the stage of enlightment we can suffer from allergy. Is this true? Please explain physical symptoms of enlightenment and remedies for them.

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    Erwan Lesigne
    March 18th, 2014

    Dear Hasan,

    enlightement or Self realization/awakening of Kundalini is a Spiritual/Joyful way of rejoicing with your innerself. That said now, you are not suppose to suffer anymore as it is meant to bring you peace, harmony and balance everyday. However if you already have some health issues prior to getting your realization, you may happen to have them amplified…It happens rarely and we also show people how to avoid those allergies to become more aggressive.

    Most of the time as far as I have seen and experienced, people come with allergies already “active“ within them, it is then through Sahaj techniques that they may get rid of them. Kundalini acts on your physical body as well as subtle and both are connected, therefore if you have physical issues, you may happen to solve them with meditation, however some are deeper than others…

    At this point you really have to take it as an experiment and not for taken, therefore I`d encourage you to meditate regularly and over time find out by yourself, which is here the main point :)

    I hope that answer satisfies you,
    warm wishes,
    Erwan

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  • Earle
    Sep 19, 2014
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