Does Chakra Meditation Offer Us Enlightenment ?

Does Chakra Meditation Offer Us Enlightenment ?
August 1, 2012 jkyog
meditation chakra

meditation chakra

The concept of chakra is found in Hindu texts and features in tantric and yogic traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is derived from Sanskrit word meaning “wheel” or “turning.” They are believed to be a number of wheel-like vortices which are supposed exist in the surface of the subtle body of living beings. The chakras are considered as “force centers” or whorls of energy permeating, from a point on the physical body, the layers of the subtle bodies in an ever-increasing fan-shaped formation.

There are seven main chakras in the body, along the spinal column –

  1. Muladhara – Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord, the coccyx)
  2. Swadhisthana – Sacral Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
  3. Manipura – Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
  4. Anahata – Heart Chakra (heart area)
  5. Vishuddha – Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
  6. Ajna – Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)
  7. Sahasrara – Crown Chakra (top of the head; ‘soft spot’ of a newborn)

Meditating upon them leads to siddhis, or mystic powers, and also induces the upward movement of the Kuṇḍalinī power. Chakra meditation is recommended for people who have less faith in God, and have not yet understood the concept of the relationship of the soul with the Almighty.

meditation chakras

This chakra meditation does not develop our love for God, or help us realize our eternal position as His servant. Hence, those who have faith in God, and have understood from the scriptures that we have an eternal relationship with Him, should not go for chakra meditation. Instead, they should try to meditate upon God, and His Names, Forms, Virtues, Pastimes, Abodes, and Saints.

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  • JKYog

    Radhey Radhey Ravi,

    It is true that we cannot have complete faith without knowing about a particular object or a person.

    To understand where to place our complete belief and trust, one must approach a true saint who has complete scriptural knowledge and practical experience of God. This is clearly specified in the sacred Hindu texts.

    That Guru will enlighten the seeker with the absolute and comprehensive knowledge of soul, Maya and the Supreme Lord. In addition, the Guru will also teach us the nature of this world and how to reach God.

    Once we learn and understand this true knowledge from a true saint, our faith in God and Guru is strengthened. It is a process that is quite dependent on the seeker. If one is faster, dedicated and highly sincere, our faith grows stronger.

    It is like the story of a common man who stumbles upon a pebble. He had no liking for it but decides to keep it. He asks a friend and is surprised to learn that it is a semi-precious stone. His attachment and love for that stone grew a little.

    After some days, he asked a wise man about it. He said it is a very rare and precious stone worth many thousands of rupees. The common man now began to get very attached to the stone.

    After many months, he took it to a jeweler who was astonished to see the stone. He asked the common man where he found it. He said he found it on the street. The jeweler said that the stone is worth many crores of rupees as it a a rare gem. The common man could not take his eyes off the stone and went straight to the bank to keep it in a locker. He started dreaming of all the luxuries in life.

    You can see how the faith, love and affection for the stone slowly grew as the knowledge about the true worth of the stone kept increasing.

    In the same way, as we increase our knowledge about God and how to reach him, our faith will increase and one day be as strong as a diamond!

    Best Wishes,

  • Parth JKYog

    Radhey Radhey.

    Chakra Meditation is not that important. It is not Divine knowledge. They are just the special features of Prakriti which are entangled with the constitution of Maya-bound Soul. So many other fabulous secrets are there embedded in the womb Mother Prakriti.

    The complete knowledge of Prakriti is not possible without Brahm Gyan. When, by the Grace of God, we attain His knowledge through devotion; Scerets of Chakra and all other higher leveled knowledge will get revealed before us as a byproduct of Love for God.

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