December 28, 2016

Links to blog posts, Secret Substances and Babas, Kedarnath Snow, Char Dham Yatra, Thousands of Yogas and Meditation Techniques, Creation of New Upanishad, Tantra, Yoga; Kundalini Rahasyopanishad; Begging and Other Sadhanas; Not much in Spirituality

In Varanasi/Kashi/Banaras, everyday I used to find at least 2 unconscious men near the railway station, pavements, river ghats, etc. Cops would ask people to pour buckets of water on them, but they wouldn't wake up even after buckets of water were poured on them (during winter also). After many hours, they would gain a little consciousness and mumble that they drank tea from a mobile tea vendor (a tea seller walking with a kettle) and lost consciousness. All such people would find themselves looted/robbed of their money and valuables. This was a common sight in Varanasi. It's not only Varanasi, this happens in many railway stations and inside trains also. Unsuspecting tourists/travelers are robbed this way.

By the way, let me tell you one dark secret of how to delude/loot innocent and unsuspecting disciples/followers/people. Some gurus spike juices/beverages/Prasad/laddu/food with Bhaang/marijuana leaf juice, poisonous plant juices/seeds, mind-altering drugs/substances, hallucinogenic substances or drugs, etc., due to which the disciple/follower loses his/her mind immediately (get stunned/dumb/amnesic/sleep) or gradually over a period of time. The guru can control, delude, or take advantage of such people very easily. I was also offered a drug-laced sleep-inducing piece of small laddu/peda (a sweet edible stuff) by 2 babas in the midnight on the verandah of Kedarnath temple in the Himalayas.

My Kedarnath Yatra Story: A couple of years ago, I started my Char Dham Yatra (may be on May 1st or 1st week of May)I reached Kedarnath temple at 11:30 pm, alone. I walked a couple of kilometers up the mountain all alone, no other devotees or locals could be seen anywhere. There was snow all around the place, on the pavements near the temple. The temple was covered with a similar amount of snow as in the picture above.

I had only 1 shawl, 1 pair of woolen hand gloves, 1 sweater, 1 jacket, a woolen monkey cap, shoes, and 2 pairs of thick cotton socks. There were only 8 babas outside the temple, all covering themselves with 2-3 woolen blankets each and sitting in front of a small mobile dhuni/fire. They were burning small wooden pieces in a square tin box/can/metal container. Some babas come to Kedarnath even before the Yatra officially begins so that they can occupy the best begging spot. It was very cold so I asked the babas if any extra blankets were available. They directed me to a place just outside the temple where I found 2 woolen blankets but both of them were wet. These blankets were of another baba who had built a shanty-like structure with plastic sheets for begging. This baba used to sleep inside a house. I came back to these babas and told them the condition of the blankets. I asked  the 2 babas, who had lit a bigger fire compared to the others, to allow me to sit in front of their mobile dhuni/fire and pass the night. They welcomed me. It was 00.30 am.

After a little chat, one of the babas offered me Prasad (offering of God). It was a small piece of laddu/peda (can't remember what it was). I refused it. They said it was Lord Bholenath/Shiva's offering, that I should not refuse it, etc. I didn't take it. I said I have a Vrat (taken a vow) that I will not eat anything in the night and I will not eat until I have had the Darshan (vision) of Kedarnath Shivling.
 They tried convincing me, one baba was saying under his breath "he knows." I refused and I asked them to have it themselves. After 5 minutes of convincing, they gave up and said that if you don't take it, let this dog have it. There was a dog sitting next to us which had been running around here and there, barking at other dogs, getting into a barking fight once in a while with other dogs (there are vegetarian shepherd dog breeds in the Himalayas. They never eat nonveg, even when forced). The baba gave that small piece of laddu/peda to the dog. The dog ate it and within 2 minutes, it went into a Samadhi, deep sleep :)

The babas, who were wearing thick kambals (woolen blankets) extinguished the fire saying that they have very little firewood and need to preserve whatever they have for another month until the chilly weather improves. I left their place, went and sat near the steps of the temple entrance.  (In the picture above, the red arrow points to the place where I sat, and the blue arrow points to the place where the 2 babas were sitting). I wore whatever wearble was in my bag. I spread a plastic sheet, sat on it cross legged, kept the empty bag on my lap, covered myself with the shawl and spent the night thus. I also slept for 2 hours.


If the thoughts/experiences/secrets/facts revealed in this blog were to be written in poetical, grammatically super Sanksrit verses and compiled as a book, then that book can also become a Kundalini Sutra (a treatise on Kundalini), Kundalini Yoga Shastra, Kundalini Tantra Vidya, or Kundalini Upanishad. It can be named as Kundalini Rahasyopanishad, Kundalni Rahasya Sutra or Shastra,  Kundalini Tantra Yoga/Shastra, Kunadalini Yoga Sutra, Rahasyopaanishad, Rahasya Yoga, etc. It may become very famous when translated into English by well-established authors with good Sanskrit-English vocabulary/translation skills and flowery/literary language skills.

With the information of this blog/ancient scriptures, you can create many new Yogas with catchy names:
Ekanga Yoga, Nirvichara Yoga, Nirakara Yoga, Nireeham Yoga, Akinchan Yoga, Shabdashabda Yoga, Stabhdha Yoga, Ativahika Yoga, Turiya Yoga, Moola Tantra Yoga, BrahmaPita Yoga, BrahmaMata Yoga, Ekaakshari Yoga, Amathra Yoga, Mantramukta Yoga, Tantramukta Yoga, Pinda-Brahmanda Yoga, Mughda Yoga, Daivaviheena Yoga, Bala Yoga, Rani Bhramari Yoga, Vedanta Shiromani Yoga, Akhanda Keerti Yoga, Shreshta Yoga, Vishishta Yoga, Niryatna Yoga, Antar Gurudeeksha Yoga, Swasiddha Yoga, Vaitarani Yoga, Samsara Vinaasha Yoga, Ateeta Yoga, Mrityu Sankalpa Yoga, Janma Vikalpa Yoga, Nishyabdha Yoga, Nirvana Yoga, Akaala Yoga, Vijnana Yoga, Shodasha Kala Yoga, Santushta Yoga, Sakalaatma Bhava Yoga, Abhava Yoga, Sarvavichaara Shoonya Yoga, Shriya or Shreya Yoga,  Kalarathri Yoga, Hridgranthi Bhedana Yoga, Amrita Nadi Yoga, Brahma Nadi Yoga, Chit-Jada Granthi Bhedana Yoga, Hritpundareeka Yoga, Niraayasa Yoga, Mouna Siddha Yoga, Nirdwanda Yoga, Brahmini Yoga, Swatantra Yoga, Veetaraga Yoga…………………. It can be endless.

There are many ways in which latest writings on palm leaves/bark of trees or latest/modern books/idols/sculptures/artifacts/materials can be made to look ancient, may be 3000 BC old stuff.  (Some Indians were masters in this art. Many religions/people around the world seem to have copied/learnt so many things from Indians.) People, including archaeologists, can mysteriously dig up/excavate/find such stuffs in an ancient-looking chest/box hidden deep beneath the ground. On examination/dating analysis of such stuffs, they can be found to very ancient (fake).
Some real ancient stuffs which are found by digging/excavation are either wrongly dated or never reported. Gold, diamonds, jewelry are usually not found during archaeological excavations.

Believe it or not: There is "ALLOPANISHAD" Allah's Upanishad, Upanishad of Allah. In this Upanishad, instead of AUM/OM/Brahm/Brahma, the reality and creator of the cosmos is called Allah. This Upanishad was also appended to one of the Vedas and referred to as Vedanta. This was done during Moghul period by Sanskrit Pundits/scholars. Mogul is mispronounced word for Mongol. Mongols were from Mongolia who settled in many West Asian countries (Persia, Middle East, etc) during the period of Temujin, Taimur, Tamerlane, Timur, Genghis Khan.

Food For Thought: If Allopanishad can be written in Moghul period and appended to Vedas by Sanskrit pundits/scholars, many Upanishads before Moghul period could also have been written and appended to Vedas.

Truth/Secret: This blog contains a mother lode of pure, raw, true, and secret meditation/spiritual information. I have revealed many secrets (Rahasya). Since people have not heard or read such secrets before, they would obviously doubt them and would want to debate/argue with me. Everybody would want to quote one or the other scripture to prove his/her point. What's the point of argument/debate with a person who just has such bookish knowledge and no direct experiential knowledge? By the way, I am just writing about new discoveries of old truths. I am not creating any new knowledge, I am just revealing the ancient truths which were discovered by many people in the past but were just lost, hidden, or forgotten or deliberately erased from the minds of people or made to be forgotten.

Sat + Dhana = Sat means true/real and Dhana means wealth.
Sadhana means true/real/spiritual wealth.

Physical wealth = physical characteristics/appearance, mental reasoning/logic/intelligence, ego pride/pleasure, money/gold/wealth.

Spiritual Wealth = Kundalini awakening, Atma Jnana, Self-realization, Self-knowledge, etc.

Sadhana is a practice that helps you get rid of your unreal/untrue/false physical wealth and gain real spiritual wealth/knowledge/realization. In other words, Sadhana means giving up Attachment to your untrue/unreal physical wealth voluntarily as a practice for accomplishing/gaining it's opposite true/real spiritual wealth (Self/SPIRITual-realization/knowledge).

Thus, anything practiced to get rid of the attachment to physical wealth in order to gain/acquire/accomplish spiritual wealth is real Sadhana. It is ATTACHMENT OF THE MIND that you should get rid of.

Warning: Fake gurus will tell their disciples/followers to serve the guru with Tan, Man, Dhan (body/mind/WEALTH). Seva (service) to the guru should be done by toiling in the guru's ashram/organization, making the guru famous by spreading his/her teachings and marketing/using brains to bring in more followers/money/donations/offerings, and donating/offering all the disciple's/follower's WEALTH at the lotus feet of the fake guru. Some shameless gurus ask for a percentage of a person's wealth to be donated at his/her lotus feet. This is all the fake gurus are bothered about. You will become a physical, mental, financial, spiritual beggar if you follow such fake gurus.

Vipareeta Bhavana (thinking/doing the opposite) is also a Sadhana. For example, if you are egoistic, shed your ego by begging.

Warning: It doesn't mean you donate everything and become a real beggar. Donating to fake gurus is bad karma. A real guru will never take anything from you other than required for his/her basic needs (the guru takes from you only after he/she finds you to be a good human being). There's a lot of free food, clothes, money, train travel to Sadhus in India. German circumstantial baba (previously hippy, circumstances forced him to become a baba) in Rishikesh told me that there is so much free food in India that he calls all his compatriots to come to India to live a carefree Sadhu's life. When people offered money to babas, Indian babas would get 10 or 20 bucks whereas this German baba would get 100 bucks. Another Indian sadhu told me that he does FREE train travel worth Rs. 50000-75000 per year. He spends more time in trains than on land :) This sadhu can be called a Train baba/Rail baba.

Cravings to look after the body can be overcome by treating the body as a mobile bag of excreta. If you take pride in your beauty, then you should become careless about it by avoiding to look good. Sadhus grow beards, Jata, nails, etc., for this reason. All these grow on their own. It's only that a Sadhu is not bothered to cut/trim them, showing his carelessness to his physical appearance.  Surprisingly, nowadays, Jata has become a fashion statement! Sadhus flaunt their jatas and decorate them. Some people believe that the longest jata/beard a sadhu has, the more enlightened the sadhu is. Modern-day Sadhus have ponytails to prove they have got modern enlightenment.

Egoistic Mind is our #1 enemy. All Sadhanas are to crush this enemy.

Physical/mental cravings/desires are our #2 enemies. All Sadhanas are to kill such cravings/desires.

Fear is our #3 enemy. All Sadhanas are to overcome fear, fear of death being the most common (during sleep apnea/transient cessation of respiration during sleep, the first thought that comes to the mind is fear of death). Nirbhaya Shanti (fearless peace) is the result of Self-realization because an enlightened person knows that there's nothing called death because he/she (his/her SPIRIT/Spiritual Self) is immortal.

There are 1000s of spiritual Sadhanas. I finished my begging Sadhana during Kumbh Mela :)

I finished my pond-river-waterfall Sadhana, Cave Sadhana, Forest/Jungle Sadhana, and building a kutir (hermitage) and doing Kutir Sadhana, Mountain Sadhana, Open Air Sadhana, Naked Sadhana, Ekanta (Solitude) Sadhana, etc., here:
I had mosquitoes, rats, bats, scorpions, a viper for company inside and near the cave; monkeys, Langurs, hyenas, wild cats, foxes, King cobras, deer, etc., outside the cave and in the jungle; and fish, crabs, water snakes in the pond the waterfall had created. I was down for 15 days with malaria during the Cave Sadhana. I never lived in that cave, or any other cave for that matter, after the malarial attack.

There are many other hidden Sadhanas in my blog posts. That's the reason why you should read all my blog posts once in a while. All Sadhanas help in purifying your body/mind/ego and testing your spiritual worth/inclination. All Sadhanas are aimed at purifying your thoughts and ego and making you ready for Kundalini awakening. If you have had Kundalini awakening effortlessly, then you are really lucky and are a SPIRITual person and should consciously make efforts to progress in spirituality.


There is not much in spirituality apart from the spiritual/meditation/Kundalini experiences which give direct ( first-hand) experiential spiritual knowledge.

Silence is the easiest, best, and the most effective method/meditation to gain spiritual knowledge/wealth.

Without a Momentary Cessation of Thoughts or a Momentary Natural Cessation of Breath, You Cannot Have Yoga or Kundalini Awakening (Samadhi) or A Spiritual/Meditation/Supernatural Experience.

Why are you wasting your time doing nonsense meditations and practicing unnecessary Sadhanas?

(I know people who read my blog are not fit to do the Sadhanas that Indian Babas/Sadhus/Sadhaks do, but I am giving the above information for their general knowledge. For the present-generation Internet-reading meditation/spiritual practitioners, physical/psychological benefit-giving (presumed) Kriya/Pranayama/Vipassana/Mantra Japa in an air-conditioned place seems to be a Sadhana. To some, even such time-pass practices are difficult!!!)

1.  Kundalini Experiences, Meditation Experiences, Spiritual Experiences, Yogic Experiences, Kundalini Awakening Experiences, Third Eye Opening Experiences, Chakra Activation Experiences, Fourth Level of Consciousness/Superconscious Experiences, Start of Spirituality, Beginning of REAL Meditation (Dhyan, Chan, Son, Zen), Real Vipassana/Insight, Samadhi

2.  Dangers In Meditation, Meditation Or Kundalini Side Effects, Illnesses Due To Meditation, Hallucination Due To Meditation, Kundalini Dangers, Misconceptions About Meditation And Spirituality:

3.  Hallucination, Imagination, and Kundalini Experiences; Meditation Experience, Imagination and Hallucination; Kundalini Awakening through Drugs; Drug-Related Meditation Experiences

4.  Kundalini Awakening through Sex, Sex Tantra, Sex Yoga, Superconsciousness through Sex, Vajroli Kriya, Sucking Energy of the Opposite Sex to Transport Sexual Energy to Sahasrara, Sexual Shaktipat, Shiva-Shakti Yoga, Sex without Ejaculation, Imagining man for Shiva and woman for Shakti and Sex for Yoga, etc

5.  Brahm, Parambrahma, Naad Brahm, Veda Brahma, Shabda Brahma, the One Syllable or One Letter (Eka Aksharam), OM, Pranava, Omkar, Ahamkar Vritti, Akhandakar Vritti, Chaitanya, Consciousness, Purusha, Anahata Shabda/Nada, Aham, Koham, Soham, Hamsa, Aham Sphurana, Bhagavad Gita, Ashtavakra Gita, Uddhava Gita, Supreme Word (Parama Pada), Aham iti, AUM, Mani padme Hum/Hoom, Divya Shabda/Nada, Yam, Lam, Ram, Bam, Kham, Hrim, Klim, Vam, etc.

6.  BHRAMjnana, BHRAMjnani; Brahmajnana, Brahmajnani; Rutam, Ritam, Rutambhara Prajna, Ritambhara Prajna, Pinda and Brahmanda, Sanatana Dharma

7. Spiritual Heart, Hritgranthi Bhedana, Chit-Jada Granthi, Knots Of The Heart, Dasha Angula, Vitastyante, Dwadashanta, Angusta Purusha, Linga, Hritpundarika, Hritguha, Ashwatha Tree, Buddhist Auspicious Knots of Eternity

8. Dhyana or Meditation Techniques, Silence, Mouna, Stages in Meditation, Meditation Process, Kundalini Awakening Process, Samadhi Process, Samadhi

9. Obstacles and Obstructions in Meditation, Kundalini Awakening, or Samadhi; Reasons for Kundalini not Awakening or Rising, Reasons for Not Having Real Meditation Experiences, Why can't I get into Samadhi, etc.

10.  Common Do's and Don'ts In Meditation, Guidelines or Instructions for Meditation, Kundalini Awakening

11.  Kundalini Awakening, Kundalini Rising, Kundalini Raising, Urdhvareta, Urdhwareta, Urdwagamana, Pranotthana, Transporting Sexual Energy to Sahasrara, Shiva-Shakti Yoga, Third Eye Activation, Chakra Activation, Converting Retas into Ojhas, Atma Jnana, Self-realization, Self-knowledge, Enlightenment, Brahma Jnana, Akshara Jnana, Perfect Wisdom, Swarupa Jnana, Kevala Jnana, Bodha, Praajna, Chaitanya, Parachiti, Existence-Consciousness-Bliss (Sat-Chit-Ananda), Nirvana, Supreme/Super Consciousness or Pure Awareness, Yoga, Aham Brahmasmi, Jivan Mukti, Moksha, Liberation (Moksha, Mukti), Tattvajnana, Deathlessness or Immortality (Amrutatva or Amaratva), Liberation Rutambhara Prajna, Aham Brahmasmi, Aham Brahmeti, Etc
12. Kundalini Awakening through Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, Yoga Kriyas, Kriya Yoga, Vajroli Kriya, Yogasana, Hyperventilation, Shaking of Head to See Jyothi/Light in the Forehead (Ajna Chakra), Shaking the Body to Raise Kundalini, Staring at an Object to Realize its True Nature, Trataka, Kumbhaka, Shava (Corpse) Yoga

13.  Who am I? What am I? Koham? Self-enquiry, Atma Vichara, Adhyatma Chintana, Tattva Vichara, Self-investigation, Investigation into the real Self, Meditation on Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Vichara Marga, Path of Self-enquiry, Samadhi

14.  Religion versus Spirituality, Science versus Spirituality, Belief/Perception versus Reality, Chit versus Jada, Chit-Jada Granthi Bhedana, Body/Matter versus Spirit, Mind versus Pure Mind, Spiritual/Astral Body, Sukshma/Ativahika Sharira, Kshetrajna, Drashta, Bhokta, Saakshi, Jnaata, Shoonya, Akinchan, Maya, Goal of Spirituality


16. Vipassana, Mindfulness, Here and Now, Here Now Myth, Akaliko, Just Be, BEING, Knowing Things As They Are, Insight Meditation, Mindfulness Meditation, Buddhist Meditation, Knots of the Spiritual Heart, Buddhist Knots of Eternity, Buddhist Auspicious Symbols/Signs, Dangers Involved in Vipassana, Nirvana, Samsara

17.  Kundalini in a nutshell, Some More Thoughts on Spirituality, Meditation, Yoga, Kundalini, Mantra, Shaktipati, Kriyas, Chakras, Kundalini DNA

18. My First Meditation Experience, Effects of Meditation, Which is the best Book and Place for Kundalini Meditation? Is Guru Required for Kundalini Awakening? How to be Silent

19. Kundalini Myths, Chakra Myths, Kundalini as it is, Kundalini Rahasya, Kundalini Secrets, Chakra Secrets, Self-realization secrets, Enlightenment secrets

20. Medha Nadi, Meditation, Meditation Experience, Medhita, Spirituality, Sphurita, English/Other Language Words Dervied From Sanskrit.

21. Guru's Grace, Religious and Spiritual Gurus, Disciples, and Followers; Yoga Bhrasta, How to Know a True Guru, How to Differentiate Between a True and a Fake Guru, Inner Guru; Sadguru, Satshashtra, and Satsangha; Indrajaal, Mayajaal, Bhramjaal, Shabdajaal (Net/Trap of Deception); Kaama-Kaanchana-Keerti.

22. Questions and Answers Part I, Kriya Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Patanjali Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Trataka Yoga, Laya Yoga

23. Questions and Answers Part II; Meditation Experiences That Weren't; What Should I Know About Meditation; Effects of Tratak, Focusing, Concentration and Other Dangerous Meditation Techniques; Choosing a Guru

24. Questions and Answers Part III; Kundalini Awakening, Kundalini Yoga, Samadhi, Kundalini Syndrome, Kundalini Symptoms, Ascension Symptoms, Kundalini Psychosis

25. Miracles, Miraculous Powers, Yogic Superpowers, Psychic Powers, Ashta Siddhi, Yoga Siddhi, Yoga Siddha, Siddha Yoga, Spiritual Powers, Supernatural Powers, Amrit, Amrut, Amritattva, Amrutattva, Deathless and Deathlessness, Immortal and Immortality, Soma, Reality about Siddhis and Immortality, Trayatapa, Tapatraya, Tattva Jnana, Sankhya Darshana, Samkhya Shastra, Dangerous Khechari Mudra, Questions and Answers Part IV

26. Swastika, Svastika; Indus Valley Civilization; Druid and Dravid; Triskelion, Triquetra, Druids and Celts; Aryan Race; Cosmic Art, Culture, Science, Metaphysics in an Indian's Daily Life; Cosmic Rangoli, Cosmic Kolam; Spirituality in Dance; Dinosaur Egg, Australian Aboriginals, Pangaea, Baiga Tribe, Indian Vimana, Pushpaka Vimana, Ahura Mazda, Jain, Spirit Cooking, Occultism, Illuminati, Zion

27.  Tripura Rahasya, Tripurantaka, Tripurasundari, Brahma, Parambrahma, Allegories in Scriptures

WARNING: Never ever meet or follow a BHRAMjnaani (fake guru who will make you delusional, who will bind you more, who will trap you in the name of ENERGY). If you do, you will suffer your entire life.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!


Achintya Idam said...

You have a SPIRITUAL BODY/MIND/CONSCIOUSNESS!!! This is your real "I," Self, BE+ING!

ANCIENT MEDITATION AND SPIRITUAL SADHANAs WERE DEVELOPED TO EXPERIENCE YOUR REAL/HIGHER SPIRITUAL SELF. Sadhanas were developed to make you humble, humane, and to rid you of your physical/mental/ego cravings/desires.


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 of the following experiences listed in the post below, then know for sure that you will definitely succeed in experiencing your true Supernatural Spiritual Self in this very life.

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Edouard Pierre Bate Mebande said...

There is not much guru in Canada what to do?

Achintya Idam said...

Guru is not required. Avoid ignorant/dangerous gurus/people who teach activity-based dangerous meditation techniques and spiritual practices.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Achintya,

Thanks for your posts - one of the most informative pages about meditation that I landed on on web.

I've been meditating on and off for a few years now - nothing special when it comes to techniques, no guru, simply trying to focus on and observe my breath, ease my mind, quite down myself. Recently, I've started feeling a swinging circular movement sensation which seems to happen around my spine up to the top of my head, but as if my spine is actually in the very middle of my trunk. This sensation does not flow up or down the spine, it's along all the spine and goes round, fast, making my torso swing around; open black 'sky' around me at the same time, no stars or lights just soft darkness, not scary though. I usually sit in a crossed leg position, not a lotus, just comfortably sitting straight.

Obviously, I started Googling about this sensation that feels like energy going round, tried sharing this with my husband (who couldn't get it whatsoever - he doesn't meditate) and seeking for some kind of reassurance that nothing wrong is happening to me. That I'm not hallucinating, won't 'meet' daemons from other realms, etc.

Should I continue and let myself experience this? Should I be cautious? Should I stop meditating at some point of time, keeping in mind there's no guru next to me? Though at the same time, maybe my inner Me knows what I'm doing?

Thanks a lot for your advice & time.

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Rosa,
That's a good Kundalini experience. Nothing to worry. Nothing wrong is happening to you.
Continue meditation. You will start having many other experiences - some may be intense. I am back from my 5-month forest stay. Share your new experiences and I will promptly reply.
Shubhamastu - Let Good Happen To You!

Cool Singh said...

ALLOPANISHAD Nonsense...Author is not aware of facts.... No Indians wrote ALLOPANISHAD

lekshmy said...

Sir Iam new to meditation. I have been initiated to shambhavi mahamudra by Isha yoga two days back.Please tell me how to meditate.Also I have one doubt. If I chant Vishnu sahasranamam , Lalitha sahasranamam , skanda sasti kavasam etc daily can I attain self realization ?

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Lekshmy,
Since you are new to meditation, read all of my answers in Quora starting with the following:

Read all the posts of my blog 2 times every week for the next 3 months. Read the following post 3 times a week to know the wrong/dangerous/harmful types of meditations and their effects.

Any other queries only after 3 months.

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Stig Eriksen said...

Hi Achintya :)

I've been celibate and for 3 months now, and meditated for 3 months also. Until now I've had one really weird experience where I felt like I was actually slightly above my head. It felt out-of-body-ish, or much taller than I am?

Also, most times when I meditate "deeply", I feel the same feeling as when you are sitting in a car and your head falls forwards because you almost enter sleep state, but you wake up because of the fall itself. I have the same feeling when I mediate except that my head does not fall forwards. And I feel awake too. Is this a good sign? Feels like I am almost disappearing but there is something that prevents me from letting go... like I'm afraid.

Further, I find that my body, might just be the sitting position (?)... whenever I go deeper into the meditation, I almost fall to the right side even though I were sitting relatively steady when I started.

In addition, today in fact, when I meditated I felt almost like some extremely tiny particles or something were shaking all over my body. And I couldn't tell if it were real or not.

And one last question!

I read somewhere that celibacy is the means in which vital energy is stored within, and meditation is where this energy goes upwards (if the kundalini awakens). And that when one reaches the 5th chakra one becomes a urdhvareta/ one in which the seminal or vital energies flows upwards naturally, even without meditation form that point onwards.

And some places it says that; yes, meditation is fundamental, but it's only by being celibate for many years (some say about 12 years) that you can accumulate enough vital energy to reach enlightenment and stop the circle of birth and death.

What are your thoughts?

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Stig,
Congratulations for being a celibate for 3 months, for meditating, and for having Kundalini experiences! When physical activities cease, spiritual activities begin. Your spiritual activities have begun. You are experiencing jerks (head/body jerking forward/sideward) due to Kundalini awakening. It's a good sign. You are experiencing Kriya Samadhi. Feeling out-of-bodyish is not weird but a normal Kundalini experience. Seeing tiny light particles is ok. Don't get frightened, nothing will happen to you. You are doing extremely well. You can always stop your meditation when you get frightened. By the way when you get frightened too much, automatically your meditation session will end. It's always good to meditate more, without any fear/expectation, when you start having initial Kundalini awakenings. Despite meditating for long in one session if nothing happens, then end that session, give 6/8 hours break and then meditate again.

Celibacy (storing of vital energy) not only gives physical and mental strength but also awakens our spiritual body (Kundalini awakening). Losing vital energy due to masturbation, sex, and other sexual activities weakens the body and mind. Sexualized culture is ruining young minds (TV, newspaper, movies, internet, porn, etc., 5-year old kids are being asked if they have a boyfriend/girlfriend). Many youngsters these days are suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD, social withdrawal, confusion, eating disorders, and other mental and nervous problems due to overthinking of/overindulgence in sex/sexual activities. Extreme loss of semen can result in tremors and nervous breakdown. Two months ago, a goldsmith's teen-aged son told me that he is no longer able to do jewelry work because his hands start shaking, he sometimes is seized with intense fear to the point that his heart starts pounding and palpitating, he thinks he is going to have a heart attack and die or something wrong is going to happen to him, he is afraid of darkness, etc. He went to a doctor who prescribed him some psychiatric medication (anxiety, panic attack, depression type). He told me that he masturbates once or twice daily.

Procreation and expansion is the basic law of the physical universe. Celibacy and Kundalini awakening is the basic law of the spiritual universe. Without losing sexual energy (sexual activity), nobody can procreate and multiply. Without storing sexual energy (celibacy), nobody can awaken Kundalini and experience spirituality.

Partial truth about meditation/urdhwareta/chakra can be found anywhere. Meditation (momentary silence), storing sexual energy (celibacy), urdhvareta (Kundalini looking/moving upward or energizing/awakening of our spiritual body/senses/mind/consciousness/Self) are all fundamental to directly experience spirituality.

Whether a person is married or not, sexually active or not, has given birth to 2 or 12 children, has been celibate for 12 or 20 years doesn't matter. The right amount of sexual energy, the right lifestyle, and the right meditation is enough to awaken Kundalini.

You have also had urdvareta (movement of energy upward). You are also an urdvareta (a person able to move energy upward). Only when one reaches the 5th chakra, a person automatically becomes urdhvareta is a myth. Kundalini moves up and then drops down. If Kundalini doesn't drop down, we cannot talk, walk, or do any physical activities.

Don't give any importance to chakras, Kundalini, urdvareta and other such nomenclatures. Don't waste your time reading anything about these elsewhere. Perform your day-to-day activities as if you know nothing about meditation/spirituality.

Enlightenment (Brahmajnana/Freedom from cycle of births and deaths) is freedom from all the knots of the heart which can happen only with Kundalini awakenings.

Shubhamastu - Let Good Happen To You!

Ramakrishna N said...


Hope you are doing good, I have small query regarding meditation, when I started doing meditation within 30 minutes to 40 minutes I am getting kind of Jerks, slight body movement and my body is swinging and not able to continue and silence my mind in this case sometimes.

could you please suggest me do i need to continue further or need to stop for time being in this cases.


Achintya Idam said...

Hi Ramakrishna,
I am very happy to hear about your Kundalini awakenings.
Your body jerks, movement, swinging means rising/awakening of Kundalini, awakening of spiritual body/senses/nerves/mind/ego/self, inner Samskara Kshaya, loosening the knots of the heart, etc.
When your physical and mental activities cease, your Kundalini and spiritual activities begin. Momentary silence is required for Kundalini awakening, but once Kundalini has awakened, who cares about silence :) So don't bother about silence DURING meditation/Kundalini experiences.
Let body jerk, shaking, swinging, movement, etc., happen during meditation. These are normal spiritual/meditation/Kundalini experiences. Nothing to worry.
Continue whatever you are doing. As a matter of fact, you should meditate more and more now because you are in the flow. You should have more and more Kundalini awakenings easily now. Though nothing will happen to you, you can always stop your meditation session if you get scared.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Stig Eriksen said...

Hello again Achintya! It's me, Stig, from one of the comments above.

I just had the most crazy and powerful kundalini awakening till now. I felt almost completely possessed, my head first moved to the left (quite far), then it moved back to the middle and angled slightly down into some kind of fixed position. I could not hear anything from the external world, no sound, not even from me.

The craziest thing was this; my breath became slower and slower and smaller and smaller, until I stopped breathing entirely. First I almost panicked, but realized that this would certainly break the whole kundalini awakening. So, I tried to just relax completely.

When I was not breathing at all for some seconds (?) I felt sucked into the center of my being. But suddenly, just before I felt like I "lost" myself into the center, I panicked and opened my eyes.

Overall, the whole experience felt like I where falling into myself or something.

I think this happened because I have been celibate for 4+ months now and meditated about 1 hour, sometimes more - every day. I've noticed that the celibacy is becoming effortless. I no longer suppress anything; I just witness.

As a consequence of this happening I must ask; is it possible to let 1 kundalini awakening take you all the way? One awakening in which you're brought into the center totally, instead of having many hundreds of small awakenings?

What are your thoughts?


Achintya Idam said...

Hi Stig,
Why do you call it crazy? In the last comment, you said your experience was weird. If you call your initial Kundalini awakenings as crazy and weird, what do you think of the Kundalini experiences listed in the following post?

Let me know your religious beliefs and how strong they are. Let me know your thoughts on god, spirituality, meditation, Kundalini, and supernatural stuffs. Let me know what all kinds of books you have read on such stuffs. What centering are you talking about? Where did you learn about total centering through Kundalini? What books or what kind of people are you influenced by? Have you not read my blog completely? Have you not understood (at least theoretically) meditation, Kundalini, and spirituality as they really are? Can't you find the answers for your last 2 questions in my blog?

Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Rakesh Yadav said...

Hi Achintya,

You mentioned in one of your post to do silent meditation, how should it be done?

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Rakesh,
Re-read that post and also other posts for tips. Practice. Devise your own technique to silence your mind. Silence is the opposite of activity.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Pavan Kumar said...

Hi Achintya
I am from South India.There is a tradition of not sleeping on Mahashivaratri day in our area.But many guys are following now. To know what is the reason behind that I searched in Google and find this.

Mahashivratri, the one that occurs in February-March is of the most spiritual significance. On this night, the northern hemisphere of the planet is positioned in such a way that there is a natural upsurge of energy in a human being. This is a day when nature is pushing one towards one’s spiritual peak. It is to make use of this, that in this tradition, we establish a certain festival which is night-long. One of the fundamentals of this night-long festival is to ensure that – to allow this natural upsurge of energies to find their way – you remain with your spine vertical – you stay awake.
Etc. .

Is it true? Do you observe anything like this.or it is just taboo?

Please shed me some light on this...
Thank you

ganesh narayan said...

Hi Achintya

I have recently started reciting Hanuman chalisa 11 times daily in the morning. I get a feel a heaviness in my head as soon as I reach my third round & stays that way for 30 min after I finish my 11 rounds. This feeling is very soothing & calm, so I meditate for few minutes soon after my recitation completes, while meditating my head starts swaying to & fro & in circles too. I just try to observe my breath during meditation, am not into regular meditation. What can be said about this experience?

Achintya Idam said...

Hi Ganesh,
"I get a feel a heaviness in my head as soon as I reach my third round & stays that way for 30 min after I finish my 11 rounds." PROBLEM! GIVE UP RECITATION.

"my head starts swaying to & fro & in circles too." Same thing all the time, PROBLEM! GIVE UP YOUR MEDITATION TECHNIQUE.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

George said...

Hey Achintya, I’ve been doing wrong meditations (mindfulness but not regular and sometimes I’ve been focused on my head crown) and I ended up having OCD thoughts and Anxiet and some delusions,, have I had the dark night of soul? I went to psychiatrist he said I don’t need medications and my psychologist says I’m fine. The symptoms went away, I don’t meditate anymore. I never wanted to force anything, right now I feel like my mind is empty, like I’m more awake. Is it the silence you talk about? I’m 23, I would love to explore spirituality but not yet I feel like I’m too young and there is a lot of to understand before practicing.

I dont want to do wrong meditations but I feel like I’m always meditating (being mindful) concentrated, observing everything. Is this okay? I definitely feel different than before having “dark night of soul” I feel very good, just confused about what happened. Sometimes at night when i try to fall asleep I feel super awake, I feel this emptiness and stillness. And it’s like I know I’m falling asleep. Is this spiritual or just me imagining this because of my anxiety. I know you said kundalini goes away after meditation. I respect the force and I don’t want to mess with it.

What would you advise me to do? Could I email you? Thank you for your blog, Now I see that most gurus talk shit

Achintya Idam said...

Hi George,
Don't think of meditation and spirituality for another 1 year. Avoid them completely.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Anonymous said...


what about these machines that use flickering lights that supposedly take you to deep meditation? (machines such as Lucia Light, PandoraStar, Enkidu Light). You close your eyes and 'look' at the lights that flicker at different frequencies. I used one and I saw intense geometric fractals. Are these 'harmless fun' or something more dangerous, or possibly even a 'breakthrough' for reaching enlightenment.

Also, What about a technique called 'strong determination sitting'? where you aim to sit completely still for a period of time (1 hour) and not move a single muscle.

I really want to begin a path but I don't know where to start, there is TOO MUCH information everywhere. I know you say its about being silent (and I will try and observe it when I go to bed tonight) but I just can't help but think 'that's it?' (respectfully)

Thank you

Achintya Idam said...

Hi A,
"supposedly take you to deep meditation? (machines such as Lucia Light, PandoraStar, Enkidu Light). You close your eyes and 'look'..." USELESS!

"strong determination sitting'?..." USELESS/DANGEROUS.


Somewhere in the blog you can find the story of a person who wanted to learn padmasana and locked himself in padmasana and ended up being paralyzed.

Doing this or that type of activity as a form of meditation is easy but doing nothing/thought-less/silence is difficult. Ancient seers, saints, and sages have said that the path of spirituality is a difficult one.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You!

Anonymous said...

Hello again (i'm the person who just asked that last question)

Thanks for answering me. I have another question (I may have a few more, as I think I've done too much reading/research and now I am suffering due to being confused by it all)

I have this program called NSR meditation (I haven't started it), it is basically an affordable version of Transcendental Meditation that you learn at home....

.... I know you said that mantra meditation is wrong, but in the manual it says that you should end each session with 3-4 minutes of silence (and it says that this 3-4 minutes of silence is very important part of the meditation)....

... do you think that this is correct in what they are saying?...basically I think it is trying to get you to use the mantra so that is the sole remaining thought in your mind, and then you use the last 3-4 minutes of silence, which you don't repeat the mantra and that means that the last thought in your head is gone and then you achieve TRUE silence during this 3-4 minutes.

or have I gotten it wrong once again? :D

I have not actually tried this yet (or ANY other forms of meditation), I was only flipping through the manual and I noticed that they placed emphasis on the part about having silence on the last few minutes.

PS. You said that those flickering light machines ( I just realized they are actually called brainwave entrainment devices, which they are supposed to put your brain into different frequencies eg beta, theta, gamma etc..) are USELESS...

...well I am very stupid because before I asked you that question, I had actually PURCHASED one of those devices (because I had a good time on the one I tried out where I saw interesting visual fractals in my mind)..., when you said they are USELESS. did you also mean that using them is DANGEROUS as well, or just useless for achieving actual meditation. Do you think its ok to use it just for fun/experimentation? if so then I will use it for a bit before retiring it (to get 'my money's worth'), but if it is actually DANGEROUS, then I will not use it at all (as I don't want to hurt any chance of having real spiritual experiences in the future)

sorry for bothering you with these unusual questions. i'm so needy haha :) but thank you. (also, I can give you my email if you don't want to talk about this on your site)

Achintya Idam said...

Hi A,
Don't comment as anonymous anymore.

"...I had actually PURCHASED one of those devices (because I had a good time on the one I tried out where I saw interesting visual fractals in my mind).." So deep meditation means this kind of good time for you? ("...what about these machines that use flickering lights that supposedly take you to deep meditation? (machines such as Lucia Light, PandoraStar, Enkidu Light)."

Read all the posts of this blog once every week for the next 1 year.
Shubhamastu = Let Good Happen To You?

totalmoksh said...

What great knowledge ! All respect and love for you. Read every post and comments in few of them. Where are you these days?

I agree to all you said - exprential knowledge - silent meditation.

I had just started watching my thoughts trying to gradully understand that they just come by the laws. I assume that finally they will go away as mind gets bored of them. This is becuae going directly to silence or zero is not easy for me.

Also, started practicing meditation and reducing my urge to read more n more