Sri M said…

If you have faith in an infinite supreme being, put all your heart into what you want to do or what you want to achieve and pray hard, that is very simple, anybody can do it. But pray with great feeling. The emotions and feelings help to keep our goal properly fixed in the fulfillment circuit, so that when it is switched on there is no blockage, it goes straight up let us say. So pray. Pray in the morning. Pray in the evening. Pray whenever you want. Pray not only for yourself but pray for others. Even the very fact that you keep praying, for something, records the desire in you, stronger and stronger in your mind until the desire turns into a reality.

Sri M said…

The limbic system is that which takes care of our feelings. If the limbic system didn’t work we would have no feelings. Therefore, in the raising or awakening of the Kundalini, emotion or feeling plays as much part as the technique of pranayama and the chanting of the mantras. According to the tantrics, any feeling which is very deep can in some way awaken the kundalini.

Sri M said….

When Shiva meditates with His eyes closed, the third eye opens, which is called the eye of knowledge; the eye of understanding.It is not any organ situated here, you cannot open the third eye with a screwdriver. You can only open it through unfoldment of inner wisdom. That is the third eye.Shiva represents that and Shivam, in Sanskrit , also means auspiciousness and bliss. It can also be used as a substitute for “Ananda”- which we all seek.Therefore Adinath is considered to be no other than Shiva who taught the path of the practice of Yoga so that one may turn inward and find the source of one’s being, the source of all happiness and the source of all knowledge.This is the concept of Shivarathri.

Sri M said…

The crescent moon is a symbol of Shakti. You see it in Durga and Kali. The Navadurgas all have a crescent. Crescent is also the last digit of the moon either when it is going of or when it is coming back. The crescent – therefore – is considered to be the sixteenth letter of the sixteen lettered Sri Vidya.This crescent moon is also called Soma. Therefore Shiva is called Somashekhara- one who keeps or retains Soma. Soma has two meanings. One – is the moon, you have the physical moon. The other is, the imagination – (it) is always associated with the moon.