Kundalini sleeps when She, taking on the construct of the ego solely, self-identifies with the human personality and accepts this as Her limit.
Self-identifying with the body, She remains hidden under three coverings. These are called 𝐺𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑠 in the Eastern Tradition.
Combined with the six tastes, five great elements and ten senses, there come twenty-four limitations, the myriad faces of Mother Maya, the great illusion and obstacle of Self-realization.
The sages tell us that the chakras themselves are manifestations of these limitations. In other words, 𝒂𝒔𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏 is very much dependent on transcending the construct of the chakras, going beyond the limitations.
It’s a matter of perspective! When Kundalini is able to rise into ajna chakra at the position of the third eye, when She has shed the coverings and become free to uncoil, knowledge becomes straight, too.
The essence of Tantra begins with the purification process of the Five Elements, allowing Kundalini to travel upwards unimpeded. In this way, She sheds the coverings and produces ordinary spiritual wisdom, called 𝗝𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗮, the knowledge of the inherent One-ness of Nature.
Only now is there a progression to that perspective which allows a willful synchronization on a Cosmic scale, an ability to influence, to be heard at the highest levels. Spiritual knowledge is now – 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭! We call this 𝐕𝐢𝐣𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐚.
As long as the ego is covered, Her perspective will forever rest with the sense objects, the limitations. The ego must be made to realize the Self, and hence, the first thing to be cultivated is the tendency towards interiority accomplished through specific meditation.
When the quiet perception is developed you realize that act, actor and effect are One in the same in a Great Play of Nature. This is Jnana. To go beyond, to Vijnana, it is necessary to understand the Ego and Her relationship and our relationship to that and this body.
…is a Saiva Tantrika, Gyana Yogi and founder of Uma Maheshwara Yoga & Ayurveda. David has an MA in Semiotics, lives in Japan with his family and works as a coach in L & D, devoting his time to developing science-based tools and programs that help people reach the fullest potential of the human condition.