There are actually three channels in the system. The one in the centre is called Sushumna, which caters to the parasympathetic nervous system, or the autonomous nervous system. The one on the left looks after the left sympathetic nervous system and on the right it looks after the right sympathetic nervous system. Now, it is not accepted yet, or discovered yet in medical science, that the left and right sympathetic nervous systems are two different juxtaposed systems.Their functions are absolutely opposite to each other.
The left side channel is called Ida Nadi and is connected to the right-side and the back of the brain. The two left and right channels cross at the Agnya chakra level. This channel caters for the left sympathetic nervous system. This channel looks after our emotional life and ourpast. It is the channel which creates our past. Whatever is the present today becomes the past tomorrow. The subconscious mind receives information from this channel. The subconscious mind has anage-old collective subconscious mind beyond it. Everything that wasin the past since creation resides dormant in the collective subconscious. This collective subconscious has all that is dead in the evolutionary process collected and stored. Whatever is dead or gone out of the circulation of evolution and also whatever is spilling out of the subconscious mind goes out into the collective subconscious mind.
The right side channel is called as Pingala Nadi, which crosses Ida Nadi at Agnya Chakra level. It is connected with the left side and thefront of the brain. This channel caters for the right sympathetic nervous system. On the right hand side there is the supra-conscious mind, which creates our future. Whatever we think about our futureis recorded on the right hand side, and it also has a collective supra-conscious, which has got all that is dead, which happened dueto over-ambitious, futuristic personalities, aggressive animals orplants.
The central path is called Sushumna, through which the Kundalini passes to pierce through the Fontanelle bone area (Brahmarandhra) to enter into the subtle energy of the all-pervading power. This is how the actualisation of Self-realisation (baptism) takes place. First the hands feel at the fontanelle bone area and on the finger tips the coolbreeze of the Holy Ghost. The hands are steady, they do not shake,they look normal but the seeker feels the ripples of cool breeze. For the first time he feels the existence of the all-pervading power.
This triangular bone is called “sacrum”, that means that the people in Greece in the ancient times knew about this divine sacred power of Kundalini; that is why they called this bone sacred. This sacrum bone is placed at the base of the spinal cord and it is triangular in shape.
The Kundalini is like a connecting cord as in every piece of electrical machinery, which connects the machinery to the main source of electricity. In the same way, when this energy of Kundalini is awakened, threads (some of them) rise and ultimately connect the human being to the all-pervading power (Paramachaitanya).
It is a spontaneous happening, it is a living process. The whole evolutionary process has been a living process, and now a stage has come for human beings to have the last state of Spiritual existence through Self-realisation. A human being can be compared to a seed which is not active spiritually, and has not started its living process of growth in Spirituality, but when it is embedded in the Mother Earth, the Mother Earth has the power, (with the help of water) to sprout the seed. In the same way the Kundalini can be awakened spontaneously by the power of Sahaja Yoga. When this Kundalini rises, a new life process starts in the human awareness, resulting in the growth of spirituality. This spiritual life growth is a new state into which a human being starts growing in his innate Divinity. This nourishes and enlightens his physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being.
This living process is very clearly described in Indian scriptures since ancient times. There are 108 Upanishadas in the Sanskrit language which have exposed the knowledge about Kundalini awakening and the spiritual ascent. Also it is indicated in other scriptures of other countries. In the Bible it is called the tree of life and it is quoted that,“I will appear before you like tongues of flames”. When the Kundalini rises, She passes through various centres which look like tongues of flames when enlightened. The cool breeze of the Holy Ghost of Pentecost is this power that you can feel in Sahaja Yoga. In the Gospel of St. Thomas, very clearly describes the Sahaja experience as the ultimate of our religious life. Also it says we must look after our centres. This Kundalini has to ascend and pierce through six subtle centres which are placed in the spinal cord and in the brain. The last breakthrough is the actualisation of the “Baptism” as one feels the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost emitting out of one’s fontanelle bone area.
The first centre is called the Mooladhara centre. It has four petals (sub-plexuses), is placed below the triangular bone and is responsible on the physical level of the manifestation of the Pelvic Plexus, which looks after all our excretion, inclusive of sex activity. When the Kundalini rises, then this centre becomes inactive in the excretion functions, but active in the support of the rising of the Kundalini.
Though the Kundalini has to rise through six centres, the first centre of Mooladhara protects the purity and chastity of the Kundalini at the time of its awakening.
The Mooladhara centre is for our innocence and one should know that innocence can never be destroyed. It is indestructible, though it might be covered by lots of clouds due to perverted human sexual behaviour. Thinking or relating everything to sex, we become sex-oriented, reduced to sex points and our behaviour is no more human but becomes even worse than animals- Flirtation, housewives becoming prostitutes, homosexuals, lesbians, abuse of children by the parents, incestual relations etc.
Despite all arbitrary abandonment of natural laws, the innocence, the power of Mooladhara, remains, though in a sleeping or a sick state which can be cured and normalised through Kundalini awakening. Innocence is the power that really supports the Kundalini when it is rising and normalising all the centres.
At the awakening of Kundalini, this centre stops all other functions of the centre. Thus the physical functions, to cater after the pelvic plexus of excretion, are completely stopped. Thus at that time a seeker becomes innocent like a child. In many people, one can see with the naked eye the rising of the Kundalini, whenever there is obstruction in the higher centres. But if there is an obstruction in the second or the third centre, one can see the triangular bone pulsating like a heart.
The second centre is the centre of Swadhistana. It has six petals and caters on the physical level to functions of the Aortic Plexus, and is the one which supplies us with the energy of creativity, of thinking, of being futuristic. It supplies power to the brain cells by converting fat cells into brain cells.
The third centre is called as Nabhi centre and has ten petals. It is behind the navel, and this centre gives us the power to sustain something within ourselves. On the physical level, it caters to the functions of the Solar Plexus.
The fourth centreis called as the Anahat Chakra, meaning the heart centre. It has twelve petals and is placed behind the sternum in the spinal cord. This centre produces the anti-bodies till the age of twelve years, and then these anti-bodies are circulated into the whole body to be ready to fight any kind of attack on the body or on the mind. If there is any attack on the person, these anti-bodies are informed through the sternum, which has a remote control of information.
The fifth centreis called as Vishuddhi chakra. This is placed in the neck of the human being and it has sixteen petals which look afterears, nose, throat, neck, tongue, teeth etc. This centre is responsible for communication with others, because through our eyes, through our nose, through our speech, through our hands, we communicate with others. On the physical level it caters for the Cervical Plexu
The sixth centreis called Agnya Chakra and has only two petals.This is the centre placed where the two optic nerves cross each other in the brain (optic chiasma). This centre caters for Pituitary and Pineal body which manifest the two institutions of ego and superego within us.
Lastly, the seventh centre, the most important centre, is the Sahastrara, which has got, according to Sahaja Yoga, a thousand petals. Actually there are a thousand nerves, and if you cut the transverse section of the brain you can see that all these petal-like structures of the brain are forming a lotus of a thousand petals. This centre of a thousand petals covers the limbic area of the brain, before realisation, like a closed bud of a lotus. Above this are covering the balloon-like structures of ego and superego. As the brain is covered completely when these two institutions join and calcification takes place on top of the head (Fontanelle bone area), that is how webecome a closed personality, (like an egg). At the time of our awakening, of our second birth (resurrection) this egg-like personality breaks at the tip of the head. (This is the reason, at the time of Easter, Christians offer eggs.)
There is an “autonomous nervous system” working in our being. “Auto” means “self’, so who is this Auto who is running this autonomous nervous system? Doctors have called it a self-propelled system, but who is the self?
The Self is the Spirit. This Spirit resides in the heart of every human being and is in a witness-like state. The Spirit is the reflection of God Almighty, while the Kundalini is the reflection of the power of God, of His desire which is the Primordial Mother, or you can call it Adi Shakti, Holy Ghost or Athena. So the Kundalini is the reflection ofthe Holy Ghost, while the Spirit is the reflection of God Almighty.The all-pervading power of love is the power of the Primordial Mother, which creates and evolves, and does all the living work.
When the Kundalini rises one can feel easily the cool breeze coming out of one’s fontanelle bone area on top of one’s head. One can feel it oneself, and one has to certify oneself. One can also feel this coolbreeze all around oneself. This cool breeze is the one that is manifested by the all-pervading power of Divine Love. For the first in life one actualises the experience of feeling this subtle divine power. Even after feeling this power one has to understand that this Kundalini is not yet fully established. In ordinary mechanical language we can say that the connection is not established. One has to work it out. Though sprouting in a seed is spontaneous, the gardener has to now look after the tender sapling. In the same way a seeker has to look after his Self-realisation in the beginning. Some people achieve heights very easily, but some have to work for six or seven months and are still not alright. Under these circumstances it is important that one must know and understand where the problem is by understanding the proper decoding system and its practices in Sahaja Yoga.
Thus a human being rises above all the shackles of slavery. One does not need any more guidance from any Guru. One becomes one’s own master, no longer groping in the dark for support. One becomes an absolutely free person. No one can intimidate or manipulate a Sahaja Yogi. People come to Sahaja Yoga from many sects, religious organisations and schools of thought, but their conditionings drop-off. No one can condition a realised soul after Sahaja Yoga.
This freedom is very beautiful, and then slowly one learns to fly like a bird on one’s own until one masters it and knows all about Divinity.
At the very beginning of this happening one starts feeling on one's fingertips the problems on the centres. One has to just decode the feelings that one gets on one's own finger tips and has to also knowthe practice that would solve these problems. The finger tips are theending of the left and right sympathetic nervous systems. They become enlightened as they reflect the subtle centres.