Chakra Pani Kriya
at Shivohamtantra ashram, Nagpur in India, in the presence of Guruji Rajkumar Baswar
6th December 2018 – 19th January 2019
Mahashaktipat kundalini chakrapani kriya (process)
This one month intensive sadhana process into Traditional Tantra, it is designed by Guru Ji Raj Kumar for more advanced practitioners of Tantra to learn and directly experience many aspects of Traditional Tantra that have been lost over the ages.
This is a intensive Kriya that is designed to clear the energy channels and chakras to allow a harmonious activation and flow of Kundalini.
Initiation Process (sanskar kriya) with GuruJi RajKumar
First Initiation Process
This process makes use of nature as medicine. In this process, precious ayurvedic herbs derived from sources such as leaves, juices of flowers, stamen, peels of trees, and fruits are used with extensive care. Muladhara chakra energy is activated through the first initiation process. This energy penetrates/passes through swadhisthana chakra and opens vishuddha chakra which helps to remove energy that may be stuck there. This process also helps to free the body from lethargy. Through the first initiation process a person’s fire energy is ignited which thereby activates manipura chakra and opens two petals of ajna chakra (wisdom chakra). This fire energy also passes through anahata chakra (heart chakra) causing it to become more magnetic. The first initiation process activates the five chakras of body – muladhara chakra, swadhisthana chakra, manipura chakra, anahata chakra, and visudhi chakra – which allows energy to start flowing upwards. In this first initiation process, both ayurvedic medicinal paste and the first kundalini awakening mantra are used to treat the body from genital organ to waist and from neck to stomach. This is the first very important process of kundalini awakening.
Second Initiation Process
In the second initiation process, ayurvedic medicinal paste is applied all over the body (from genital organs to head). Using this medicinal paste along with recitation of the second kundalini awakening mantra, ajna chakra (wisdom chakra – which has two petals) is awakened. In this process, the third eye center, also called brahma gyan chakra – which is the source of three types of intuitional knowledge – is activated. Through this activation, the divine energy of vishuddha chakra, which resides in ajna chakra, is magnetized and tries to open so that it can connect with sahasrara chakra. When this happens, energy then starts to increase toward the infinite source. Through this process a person can become free of worry and solutions to all of life’s difficulties can be achieved. Additionally, one can experience a tremendous increase of energy within the whole body.
Third Initiation Process
The third initiation process works in the opposite way of the second initiation process. As mentioned earlier, ajna chakra, the source of infinite energy, is activated during the second initiation. After ajna chakra is activated, two sub-helping chakras of muladhara chakra, which are hakini chakra (residing at the right side of the thigh) and kakini chakra (residing at the left side of the thigh), and two sub-helping chakras of manipura chakra, called shakini chakra (residing at the right side of the waist) and dakini chakra (residing at the left side of the waist), are activated. Herbal medicines are then applied from the navel to the thigh. Using this herbal paste and the third kundalini awakening mantra, all of the above listed sub-helping chakras are activated. Next, effort is made to bring stillness to the manipura chakra as it sometimes shifts towards the right side (ida/chandra (moon) nadi), or sometimes shifts towards the left side (pingala/surya (sun) nadi) and becomes off centered. The moment manipura chakra starts to become still/centered, many possibilities to awaken kundalini energy are created. Only at this time does our ajna chakra divide into three forms: rajsic, sattvic and tamasic energies. The color of rajsic energy starts to transform from red to copper-red and in the end it becomes soft red. Afterwards, the color of sattvic energy starts to transform from white to gold light and in the end it turns into very bright light. Next, the color of tamasic energy changes from smoky to purple and then light blue-sky color. Following the transformation of colors, and with constant daily practice (sadhana), these three colours become one light aura.
Maha Shaktipat kundalini chakrapani kriya
Nadi Shodhan kriya (process)
In the human body, there are a total 9225 nadis (energy channels). These nadis connect all of the chakras with each other and they also connect with other saraswati/sushumna channels. There are 2700 channels which connect with ajna chakra, 1600 channels which connect with vishuddha chakra, 1400 channels which connect with anahata chakra, 1008 channels which connect with manipura chakra, 1100 channels which connect with swadhisthana chakra, and 1200 which connect with muladhara chakra. These channels also connect with sub-helping chakras. Within muladhara chakra, there are 97 nerves for hakini chakra and 72 channels for kakini chakra. In manipura chakra, there are 36 channels for shakini chakra and 12 nerves for dakini chakra.
The process of nadi shodhan is very important in order to start the flow of kundalini energy. Nadi shodhan is also used to balance all of the energy channels within the body and to awaken the chakras. By using nadi shodhan paste at the location of every chakra on the human body and through the use of mantra, chakra energies are balanced. The paste used in this process is prepared with precious herbs including keshar, gorochan, lata kasturi, agar, tagar, devdar, daruhaldi, sandal and camphor.
Through this initiation process and daily practice (sadhana), the invoked energies are supplied to all of the energy channels of the body as well as to the micro-energy channels and chakras. Energy can then be transported towards sahasrara chakra through the saraswati/sushumna channel.
Process to balance chakra
Due to things like trauma, accident, family disease, unhealthy lifestyle and food habit, the chakras in the human body become unbalanced. Incorrect daily practice (sadhana) also causes the body to become unbalanced. It is therefore very important to balance the chakras. This is done by using mantras and the application of medicinal paste made from different ashes to the spine and to every chakra point on the human body. The paste is applied from muladhara chakra up to vishudha chakra and the kundalini mantra and nadi shodhan mantra are recited during this process. One should practice this daily (sadhana) before starting shaktipat kriya as it is very important to balance all of the chakras first.
As the chakras are balanced through daily practice, awakened energies will be able to pass through them easily as they travel towards sushumna channel and then proceed to awaken sahasrara chakra. This process is called chakrapani kriya. This process leads to an increase in stamina within the human body, an increase of health in the eyes, self-realization, and also helps to store energy in third eye. This yogic process is believed to be very important. In this process, only reciting mantras or only practising yogic kriya will not help – only through both mantra recitation and sadhana will there will be any effect. Just as in science there are positive and negative energies which balance each other, in yoga, too, there are positive and negative energies which balance each other. For instance, mantra is considered positive energy and sadhana is considered negative energy. The shaktipat chakrapani process is divided into four types.
- Initiation with herbs (+)
- Mantra kriya (×)
- Nadi shodhan kriya (÷)
- Sadhana (-)
Initiation with herbs is a source of positive energy. Mantra kriya is a source of multiplying energy. Nadi shodhan kriya is a source of dividing energy. Sadhana is a source of negative energy. In addition to these four important processes, mahavidyut sapt chakra installation process is also very important. In this process, ten kundalini yantras are formed. A person does this practice by sitting in one place. These yantras are connected with a fire pot through metal wires. In mahavidyut sapt chakra installation, it is very important to have the fire on. The person should sit near one box where the 16 yantras are kept. The name of this box is “parlour harkun box.” These yantras help to increase the overall energies of the entire human body.
Maha shaktipat kundalini chakrapani kriya
Without daily practice (sadhana) there is no possibility of awakening kundalini into the seven chakras because there are letters and sounds associated with every chakra which must be practised daily in order to master them and to successfully awaken kundalini. The sounds are lam, vam, ram, yam, hum. These are also called the seed letters. The sushumna channel is effected by the sound vibrations produced by these seed letters. Through yoga and mantra recitation/vibration, the kundalini snake opens his mouth and frees his tail moving in the direction of ajna chakra thereby influencing the energy which is stored there. Because of this movement of energy, the four bandhas of the body – which are, jalandhar bandha, uddiyan bandha, manibandha and mahabandha – are activated which allows the energy travelling through the body to proceed towards Samadhi mahabandha. This process helps individuals in coming to achieve self-realizations and also to realize the truth
This process includes yagana kund and three elements: sattvic, rajsic, and tamasic.
- yagana kund is believed as mouth of God
- sattvic element includes person, mantra, mala and ashana
- rajsic element includes material for yagana, herbs, ghee and different types of oil and grains
- tamasic element includes sameedha, coconut, lemon, pumpkin and fire
Yagana kund is formed in three steps. The first step, or sattvic step, is associated with the color white. The middle step, or rajsic step, is associated with the color red. The last step, or tamasic step, is associated with the color black.
Sameedha is utilized in the yagana process. Sameedha consists of aam, gullar, peepal, palash, kheir, vad and the wood from trees. Sakal is also used in the yagana process and consists of herbs like sesame, sandalwood powder, jab, barhmani, nagarmatha, rice, sugar, jaggary, grains, ghee and different oils. All of the above mentioned items have different usages in yagana. Using the yagana process, the five elements within the human body become more activated. With the additional use of mantra, this process has the power to increase energy. Due to the influence of yagana, the surrounding atmosphere also becomes more energetic and pure. Also as a result of this, a good vibration is received by all of the gods and existential/godly help thereby comes to the person who does this practice and all of his/her wishes will be fulfilled. This is very important in the process of sadhana kriya.
Marjan refers to the ceremony whereby a person uses mantra recitation to increase his/her self energy. One example of such an energy increasing mantra is, “om namah shivay.” In addition to the recitation of this mantra, marjan kriya, making use of bhoj patra, peepal paan, vad paan, palash paan are all also used. The marjan mantra should be written 108 times on bhoj patra with the paste of sandalwood powder, on peepal leaves with milk, on vad leaves with honey and on palash leaves with ash. Marjan can be performed in a variety of ways. For different mantras there are different marjan kriyas. Through the use of these kriyas the power of mantra increases.
Tarpan is used to purify mantras. Though daily practice, tarpan can help a person to purify their mantras if that person has been using mantras in an incorrect way. Just as a prayer can be used to free a person who committed a wrongful act, tarpan can be used to a free a person who has used mantra incorrectly. Tarpan kriyas can be done in rivers or in the home by keeping water in one pot with honey, milk, curd, sugar, rice, kumkun, haldi, and flower fragrances. All of these ingredients are then poured over the person’s right hand and then the following mantra must be repeated 108 times, “serve mantra devta padkam pujyami tarpyami namah.”
In this process, milk, curd, honey, butter, and water are used to prepare a bath and shiva abhishek mantras are used. Through bathing, a person’s mind, body and soul become pure and they are able to experience stillness inside. In this process a person can come to realize the meaning of “shivoham.” This kriya is completed by the guru.
The mantra is as follows: “gurur brahma, gurur vishnu, gurur devo maheshvera, gurur sakshat par brahma, tasmya shree guruve namah.” The meaning behind this mantra is that the guru is present in the form of three gods. This mantra is more successful when practiced daily while utilizing the medium of a guru. For this reason it is very important to have guru pooja. When practicing guru pooja, it is equally important to worship the three gods as it is to worship the guru. By doing guru pooja a person is freed from all of the obstacles of life and moves toward God. In this process, the guru’s feet are washed using pure water from one plate and then flowers, rice, and fragrances are offered. Next, five types of fruits, coconuts, paan, misthan, clothes and money are offered to the guru. This marks the completion of the process.