From the book “The
21 Stages of Meditation” by Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan,” Kundalini
Research Institute, Espanola, NM, 2012, pp. 350-351.
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SODARSHAN CHAKRA KRIYA
The effects of this meditation are many.
First it clears our subconscious so that we get out of our own way.
Second it uses a sample of the formless infinity in the
mantra, Whaa-hay Guroo, which is a seed that balances the gunas, the qualities that give birth to form and experience. This mantra is a conscious pulsation of the
Infinite in finite form. It brings us to a neutral stillness, the state of shuniya, where there
is total balance and nothing baits us into reaction. In this state we begin to see the subtle, the creativity
of the creation, in all things.
by pulsing the mantra 16 times as we keep the mahaband engaged, we energize all the chakras. If we are balanced in one chakra but unable to flow appropriately in all the chakras, we can experience
power and openness, but never become truly elevated. This meditation guides the seed of shuniya through
Fourth, we flow with the sound
current into yoga, into merger. Throughout the meditation there are moments when we sense, hear, feel and
merge into the pulse of Being itself—the infinite pulse. It is in everything that exists.
It is the heartbeat, the pulse of God. It is the core of creation. As we sit
in stillness with this pulse everything happens; all is done. We sit in the lap of the Divine Mother, the
Adi Shakti. There seems to be nothing to do for everything is enacted before even thought has taken form.
Fifth, we become intuitive.
The benefits of this stage are many. Yogi Bhajan said
this gives us the essence of meditation and the experience of yoga.
is one kriya where they didn’t give any explanation except one line: whosoever knows and perfects Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
shall be complete. They shall realize themselves as God and a human, and human and God. They
recorded that line about this experience. The symbol for this kriya is simply Infinity.”
“Yoga means nothing but union with your own vital energy inside. It is when you can
understand and you are united with the Infinite spirit of creative God. That’s all yoga is.
A simple science, though now we have got so many different brands and games we manufacture about it. But
fact is, it is what it is.”
“Of all the twenty two types of yoga,
including Kundalini Yoga, this is the highest kriya. This meditation cuts through all darkness.
The name, Sodarshan Chakra Kriya means the Kriya for Perfect Purifications of the Chakras. It will
give you a new start. It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time it is the hardest.”
“It cuts through all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic inside nature. When a person
is in a very bad state, techniques imposed from the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated
from within. The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.
This kriya invokes the kundalini energy to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects
of the unchanneled subconscious mind.”
essence, it retrains the mind to give room for the Infinite within the Self. The tantra writings, known
as the Shastras, speak in terms of purification, mental refinement and spiritual distillation. When
we are flowing, unblocked and transcend our own mental play, then a new depth and dimension arises. We
realize our co-creativity with the universe, within and without.
When we hear the infinite pulse everywhere, within and without, we sample a taste of reality beyond form; we
take a sip of the divine beyond mind and the senses. When this sip flows into our senses, body and mind,
it is ecstasy:
“Everything else is just candy in the mind. If
you can transcend the mind, forget it! Nothing compares. Once that sweetness of the divine starts, then
all these tastes you sought and fought for, they look shallow. Once you get to that taste you realize that
divine is within us. These meditations help charge you for your own experience.”
Prepare to go on this final step of the journey.
Prepare to sit, meditate and allow the sacred space to prevail in our consciousness. There is nothing
to do. There is everything to be: the doer, witness, receiver and servant all at once, with each pulse.