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Kundalini: the Mother-Power
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 54th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Author's introduction: the Mother aspect of the Divine
Part I — Lectures, talks, stories
Kundalini Yoga: the Mother-Power
Prana and the power of the chakras
Concentration, meditation, willpower and love
Self-discovery and transformation
Misuse of occult powers
The Yoga of Shakti
Part II — Questions and answers
Question: Where are the chakras located? Are they in the body?
Question: Are there specific mantras we can use to open up the different centres?
Question: When a centre opens up, will it give any kind of signal?
Question: What happens if we open the centres before the system has been purified?
Question: When one enters into the spiritual life, does the kundalini automatically arise, or does this happen only in certain people?
Question: Is the awakening of the kundalini a sign that God-realisation is imminent? At what stage of the soul's evolution does the kundalini rise?
Question: So the awakening of the kundalini does not mean that one is realising God?
Question: If it is not necessary for the kundalini to awaken, why does it awaken to some Masters?
Question: Does sexual indulgence prevent one from acquiring occult power through Kundalini Yoga?
Question: Are there only seven centres?
Question: Where is the third eye located?
Question: How does one open the third eye?
Question: Is there a particular centre I can meditate on in order to control my thoughts?
Question: Is the third eye the best place to focus one's attention during meditation, or can this lead to problems?
Question: When the third eye is open, what can you do?
Question: What is the relationship between the third eye and the heart centre?
Question: Once when you meditated, I noticed that you touched your third eye first and then your heart centre. What does this mean?
Question: What is the difference between the ordinary human heart and the spiritual heart or anahata chakra?
Question: Would you say that the heart center sometimes opens for a few seconds end then closes again?
Question: How do you know that the heart centre is open?
Question: If you feel warmth in the region of the heart, is this a sign of the heart centre opening up?
Question: What is the relationship between the spiritual heart and the kundalini power in terms of relative importance?
Question: I have been meditating on my navel centre. Do you feel this is wise?
Question: Then what about meditating on the base of the spine and trying to raise the kundalini from there. Is that also unsafe?
Question: Could you please speak about the fifth chakra?
Question: They say that there are eighty-six thousand subtle nerves. Are they distinct enough to actually be counted?
Question: Do the nerves of the subtle body have any correlation with the nerves of the physical body?
Poems from the first edition
You are my ocean, Mother
Mother, if I lose to You
15. How long?
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