SUMMARY | Introduction to Kundalini Tantra
Kundalini Tantra says that the range of mental experience can be broadened with the creative use of the mind and senses. Your mind can have an experience based on an object. There can be an experience within the framework of time, space and object, but there can also be an experience beyond the framework of time, space and object. The second form of experience can happen when the present mind expands beyond it’s given definitions and borders, and when this experience occurs, energy is released from yourself.
Today we are living in a world where everyone is more or less satisfied. Man has all the comforts and everything he needs and does not need. There will come a time, however, when man will be prepared to throw off these comforts. Luxury and comfort weaken the will and keep man under constant hypnosis. Alcohol and drugs are not as dangerous as man’s total slavery to luxury and comfort. He cannot pull himself away from them. It is impossible unless he has become aware of something more than what his parents and society could give him. For me that something more was yoga and meditation.
Formerly there were only a few seekers, but now millions and millions of people in the world are striving for a higher experience. And this experience is known as knowledge. When, through yoga at tantra, the awakening of kundalini it takes place, a process of metamorphosis occurs in the realm of nature and in the realm of spirit. The elements of the physical body change and the elements of the mental body change also.
It may be difficult for people of today to understand the whole concept, but soon humanity will comprehend it all. Matter will become unnecessary and insignificant. Behind the matter and behind the mind there is energy and there is an experience of that energy.
Kundalini Tantra Energy Is Practical and Sensible
The discovery of this great energy began with matter. Did nuclear energy descend from heaven? No, it evolved from crude matter. Where does this experience generate from? From heaven? From the sanctum sanctorum? No, from this body at this nervous system. That is how you should be, practical and sensible.
This post is a synopsis of the Introduction, pages 1 through 8, of Kundalini Tantra by Satanyanda Saraswati and presents a systematic and pragmatic approach to the awakening of kundalini tantra. It includes an expanded understanding of the true role and potential of the body and nervous system, moving through an exhaustive examination of the different methods of awakening suitable for different personalities and conditions. You will find clear and direct instructions on the actual yogic and tantric techniques to be practiced towards this goal, together with a map of possible experiences you may encounter as the practices mature, so that you can sustain this great awakening and integrate it into a more conscious and creative way of life.