May 06, 2016

Obstacles and Obstructions in Meditation, Kundalini Awakening, or Samadhi; Reasons for Kundalini not Awakening


The most common obstacles and obstructions in meditation or Kundalini awakening are:
  • wrong notions about spirituality, meditation, and Kundalini;
  • a fake guru and his/her teachings;
  • wrong spiritual and meditation practices.

Question: Why true meditation experiences do not happen to me?
Answer: Though you may fool yourself or others in thinking that you are a spiritual person practicing yoga, austerities and penances (tapas), renunciation (sannyasa), scriptural reading and recitation, dharma, karma, or whatever other method, practice, technique, or faith under the sun, the inner Being/Kundalini in you cannot be fooled. The inner higher Power in you knows how intense your search for the truth is, where exactly your desires and interests lie, what your Vasanas and Samskaras are, and how fit you are to survive the spiritual awakening. Without the Takeover or LetGo state, you cannot have any true meditation experience. To know about the Takeover and LetGo state, click:
http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.com/2016/05/dhyana-or-meditation-techniques-silence.html


Warning: Without practicing celibacy for at least a month, do not practice serious meditation--more than 3 hours a day.

In the beginning, you can start with casually meditating for an hour or so. See what physical and mental side effects you get due to meditation, if any. If get any side effect, stop meditating and devise other means to overcome such side effects. See what are the thoughts that are coming to your mind. These will reveal about your past and present mental preoccupation, vasanas and samskaras. The thoughts that come to your mind will reveal a lot about how you lived, how you are living, and if you are smart enough you will know where you will end up in the future if you continued to live the way you lived and are living. If you continue doing what you have been doing, you will continue to get the same results that you have been getting. You need to fix the cause of the disturbing thoughts that come to your mind. You need to come to terms with your past and the present first.

You need to take to spirituality for the sake of knowing the truth about yourself. You need to understand that meditation and spiritual practices are for spiritual awakening and spiritual experiences, not for physical and psychological benefits.


You will not get peace of mind with meditation. That is a pseudo-mental state. When you are peaceful or at peace with yourself, at peace with your past and the present, at peace with people and environment,  meditation happens and consequently Kundalini awakens and gives you a real spiritual experience.

You will not get happiness with meditation. When you are happy, meditation happens. Of course, there are some experiences where you will feel immense happiness, bliss, peace, etc.

You will not get anything from meditation. Meditation is about losing your dehatmabuddhi (ignorance that you are only the body-mind complex, ignorance that you do not have a spiritual/higher nature of existence).

Main reasons why you do not have meditation experiences:
  • You are not ready.
  • You cannot silence your mind.
  • You are practicing meditation not for spiritual experiences but for some other purposes.
  • You have strong worldly Vasanas and Samskaras. In other words, spiritually you are not an evolved person.
  • You are practicing wrong meditation techniques and have a lot of misconceptions about meditation and spirituality.
  • You do not have enough vital energy left due to overindulgence in sexual activities.
  • You have a weak body with weak nerves.
  • You have a weak mind.
  • You are too egoistic, selfish, insensitive toward other's happiness.
  • You have not done any worthwhile good karma, you have not helped others, etc.
  • You are too imaginative or too intelligent to stop thinking, etc.
  • You are not spiritually inclined (though you may pretend/fool yourself to be spiritual), you lack spiritual samskaras (conditioning, tendency), your worldly vasanas (desires) are strong, you are spiritual time passers, your interest in spirituality is superficial, you have not done any good karma, you have done a lot of bad karma, etc.

Are you ready to dedicate your entire lifetime to know the truth about yourself giving up pleasures of the body/mind/ego?

Question: Why can't I LetGo or allow Takeover?
Answer: The Absolute Silence stage is a difficult stage to cross. It is the stage when the mind starts getting concentrated/focused/silent. People, all their lives, have been thinking that they are only the body-mind complex and that everything is under their control. They have been thinking that they are the masters of their bodies and minds--they can command their bodies to be active/inactive and control their minds by thinking the way they want to. As meditation deepens, there comes a stage of auto-focus or auto-concentration, the mind takes over and starts concentrating or focusing on its own, sometimes becoming completely silent. This frightens people because they are not used to lose control of their bodies and minds. As meditation progresses further, when the mind starts getting silent, when there is a no-thought state, or when people experience is darkness everywhere, people get frightened and stop meditating. Without crossing this stage or the Absolute Silence or No-Thought state, it is impossible to progress to the LeGo/Takeover stage.

Meditation is about the death of the mind, cessation of mental activities, or cessation of thoughts. Death of the mind doesn't mean a literal death or coma, but it simply means the cessation of thoughts. Mind is nothing but a bundle of thoughtsNo thoughts, No mind. The mind of the worldly people who have through the ages thought that they are only the body-mind complex have too much attachments to thoughts. They want to get Self-realization/Kundalini awakening by thinking, using intelligence, and through other mental faculties. Can such people's mind be ever ready to die  (cessation of thoughts) a death without resistance? Is your mind really ready to die? Since people are not ready to handle real meditation experiences which are a result of cessation of thoughts, this stage doesn’t happen to them for good.

Once you achieve the Absolute Silence state, only 3 things happen:
1. You will go back to your thinking state.
2. You will go to sleep.
3. You will progress to the LetGo/Takeover stage.

The LetGo/Takeover stage is like allowing someone else to take control of your physical and mental functions. You may have to allow yourself to go breathless. Is your mind ready to give your physical and mental control to someone else? Many people can't and won't allow someone else to take control of them in real life. Are you ready to be taken over by some unknown force? Only spiritual people can allow LetGo/Takeover. That is why all those who are practicing spirituality are really not spiritual. Only those people who can achieve Absolute Silence and LetGo of their ego/mind/body to be taken over (Takeover) by the higher inner power are really spiritual. Takeover stage is nothing but KUNDALINI AWAKENING.

Once the mind becomes silent and you cross the LetGo/Takeover stage (Kundalini awakening), you will get into the Pure Consciousness/Super-consciousness/spiritual mode which is devoid of worldly thoughts or dehatmabuddhi. Through this Consciousness, you will start experiencing a higher reality about yourself. You will experience one of the 2 types of Intense Experiences/Samadhis as discussed in the following link:


Lack of celibacy is another reason for not progressing to this stage of Kundalini awakening--People don’t have enough vital energy left for the breath to be pushed up the Sushumna.

The LetGo or Takeover happens only when you have less attachment to your body-mind complex and the world. Body worshipers cannot succeed in meditation.

Achieving the LetGo or Takeover needs time and effort. The LetGo and Takeover stage is only difficult in the initial stages, but with right understanding, righteous living, and right efforts, you can surely let go of yourself and allow the higher Power/Spirit/Kundalini to take over.

Many people do not even enter the Twilight Consciousness or Absolute Silence stage. This is because they are unable to silence their minds. They have always used activity as a form of meditation. The mind is nothing but a collection of thoughts. The mind survives on thinking. The mind exists as long as thoughts exist. Meditation is the death of the mind--Silence. This is the reason the mind will resist silence as much as possible. People would have been practicing activity-based meditation for 50 years without knowing what Absolute Silence is. Without going through the Absolute Silence stage, nobody can awaken their Kundalini. This is the reason why our ancient sages said, "take the opposite route (Vipareeta Bhavana)". Silence is the opposite of thinking. By thinking, nobody has been able to understand the higher Reality or gain Self-realization. It is only through Samadhi (
Intense Spiritual Experience due to Absolute Silence and LetGo/Takeover during meditation) people got Self-realization.

"In Silence, Know Thyself"
"In Silence, The Supreme Sound is Heard."
"Whatever is in you is in the entire cosmos."
"You and the entire cosmos are (made up of) the same (principle)."
"Be still and know that I am (Aham/Supreme Sound is) God."

To know about the Supreme Sound, click:

TRUTH:  With right views and right practice, you can have a couple of Kundalini/meditation experiences within a very short period of time.

WARNING: It's okay if you don’t meet a Brahmajnani (Self-realized seer) or realize yourself in this life, but never ever meet or follow a BHRAMjnaani (fake guru who will make you delusional).  If you do, then you will suffer your entire life.
SHUBHAMASTU – Let Good Happen to You!

7 comments:

Achintya Idam said...

Hi,
You have a SPIRITUAL BODY/MIND/CONSCIOUSNESS!!! This is your real "I," Self, BE+ING.
You can directly experience your spiritual body in meditation within a short period of time. You just need to practice silence for 1 hour a day!!!
If you have any one of the following experiences, then know for sure that you will definitely succeed in experiencing your true Supernatural Spiritual Self in this very life.

http://kundalini-brahmajnani.blogspot.in/2016/05/kundalini-experiences-mediation.html

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

rajesh haridoss said...

Hi Achintya, Thanks for your wonderful blog. I was practicing yoga asanas and meditation for 7 years continuously but stopped for the last 3 years as I could not understand what I'm doing. Though I got good health due to yogasanas, I could not go to the deep mental silence state. I was meditating on the chakras and stopped it as it was causing high stress. I started doing meditation to know who I'm and what's my purpose of this birth. But I think I was wrongly guided to meditate on forehead and other chakras where I got high stress. After reading your blog, I feel like starting doing it. But I got married last month and I don't think I can practice celibacy now. So how can I proceed further to attain my self realization ?. Also in your blog, you have mentioned that we all are vibrations of OM. So let us be a vibrations, so what does that mean ? Why we need to be in that state ?
Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences of Kundalini to everyone and it will certainly acts as a huge guide to everyone. Bless you !

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Rajesh,
No guru knows what he/she is teaching, and no disciple knows what he/she is learning.
Enjoy your married life. Meditate only when you get an intense desire to meditate. Don't bother about OM for now :)
Shubhamastu!

Dharma Adithya said...

Hi Achintya,

I have been seeking through all kinds of books , gurus . Read a lot that i came to extent that i should stop reading and seeking those. I dont even remember what search lead to your blog. It has been helpful. Now i see that i need to taste myself.

I understand that i should
quit smoking ,
practice celibacy (finding it difficult as i was vicitim of child sexual abuse , got introduced at a age when i dont know what it is. Few weeks i celibate without force then i get involved intensely)
Refrain from thinking too much about my spiritual progress and learn to keep myself silent. I should learn to live without raising too much questions and analysis which lead to lot of imagination and delude myself with imagined answers. In short i should start to experience.

Any suggestions to my state of mind.

Shubhamastu

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Dharma Aditya,
Blessed are those who have access to Satshastra, Satpurusha, or Satsangha.
Wrong books/info, wrong people/company, wrong gurus/guides = Wrong speech, thought, action = Problem.
Celibacy and silence are only for a few.
Without direct experiential knowledge, your state of mind will be the same even after 40 years.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Dharma Adithya said...

Hi Achintya,

Thank you for the response.

"Celibacy and silence are only for a few"

Does that mean not celibating is not a hindrance for few ?

Can celibacy be of a time frame or for entire life since born ?
What can be considered as good karma ?


On food :

1. I quit non veg year back . feeling weak but my thoughts are less violent, i dont fight much with anything or myself. my digestion is better.

2. Can turmeric milk be taken everynight before sleep ?

3. Can banana stem drink be taken for general detox and health ? Before sleep ?

4. Give me hints on garlic and onion, there is lot of different opinions around, never got a conclusion on it. All i am told is it is hindrance for spiritual progress.


Kindly advice.

Shubhamastu

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Dharma,
Only few people can practice celibacy. Only few people can silence their minds.
Being good and doing good is good karma.
Self control in spirituality = Good food habits + Celibacy + Silencing of the mind.
People with self control and good karma will have Kundalini awakenings easily.
Nonveg is not good. Vaishnavaites who believe in avatars of God started the practice of not eating onion and garlic because they thought these two heat up the body and arouse sexual desires hence a hindrance in the practice of celibacy which is an obstacle for God (Vishnu/Avatar) realization. However, garlic and onion have special place in Ayurveda. You can eat them, not a problem.
Use common sense when it comes to food habits, lifestyle, celibacy, karma, etc.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!