Kundalini Truth & Consequence – Part Two

I won’t tell you it is a good idea to awaken Kundalini. Nor would I say it’s a bad idea. It isn’t about good or bad, right or wrong, better or worse. It is a personal matter of choice and knowing what you want.

Being forewarned is being forearmed.

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If you read part one of this post and listened to Durga Ma’s talk on kundalini, you might be intrigued to find out there’s a lot more to consider and to understand if we are tempting to awaken her (kundalini).

With all of the front page hype about “expanding your field of loving-awareness” as the motivation for moving forward, it feels prudent to  to include some more information.

Durga Ma was passionate about empowering people to make conscious decisions based on knowledge, and I am passionate about continuing this aspect of her legacy. She was (in my humble opinion) unrivaled in her experience and understanding about the process of spiritual development, and ability to articulate and guide one on the path. That is not to say she is alone in this category, but she is absolutely trustworthy according to my personal experience which continues today.

At the end of the day, Kundalini has one job – to evolve you. All of you, literally. She is not interested in if you feel good, are looking for a soul-mate, or seeking personal development so you can fulfill your worldly desires. She is for the one who seeks Liberation, or for the fettering of fools. This is a common warning Durga Ma freely distributed to any seeker who uttered the “k” word.

You may not agree or even like what I have to say, and I welcome it. I’m not sharing Durga Ma’s work with the intention of discouraging anyone, but sharing what she shared with me… knowledge is power, and power can be advantageous or destructive.

There were many times over the years that I initially felt diametrically opposed to something Durga Ma would share or say… but I accepted it (not to say I liked it, or agreed with it). What happened as a result of being willing to accept her unconditionally, was that it allowed her wisdom to begin to work on me from the inside out.

Our journey to traverse the infinite landscape of spiritual awakening is most likely not going to happen over a 3 day weekend retreat. I also regret to inform you that it isn’t all going to be “cherry berry Ben.” While there may be no real control over the outcome, we must first begin with taking responsibility for the outcome, which is where it seems appropriate to get some real grounded knowledge on what it is we are seeking.

Durga Ma told me once that if anyone said they understood kundalini, that I should run. I have only my personal experience that is validated by her teachings and scripture, so I will leave with you the second part of her discussion on kundalini here. If you are considering or pursuing kundalini awakening, or even in the midst of it already,  I invite you to this engaging discussion. There is nothing but wisdom to be gained by taking the time to listen and enjoy the simplicity and directness of her teachings.

May your journey be blessed in every direction and may you receive the knowledge you need to make conscious choices that support what it is you truly want.

Listen to Durga Ma’s talk on Kundalini – Part Two here.

With Love,

Anandi

P.S. There is an addendum I would like to add since this recording was nearly 30 years ago. At one point she mentions that her kundalini was not stationed in the head at the time she was taping this talk.

It was however, by all accounts firmly stationed and had transformed into maruti prior to her mahasamadhi in June, 2019. In the future I plan to share some of the information about this process from her account. However, I mention it at this time as a reminder to her students and initiates because a Guru can only take one as far as one has gone themselves, and I think it might bring great joy to us to be reminded of her completion of this sadhana when we feel or perceive any obstacle in our path.

Jaya Bhagavan (Victory to God)!

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Final Liberation

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Devi Durga Ma at Nature’s Gate Retreat Center in upstate NY June, 2019

On Summer Solstice, Friday June 21st our beloved Devi Durga Ma entered mahasamadhi (final liberation). The world has lost a spiritual giant, whose life will silently live in the eternity of our hearts working tirelessly for our own Liberation through the power of love.

When a Self-Realized Master of yoga leaves the physical plane of existence, it is never a small matter. In the moments just before Durga Ma entered into the breathless state, a sudden storm came through briefly enough to gain our attention and reveal a full rainbow stretching itself across the property of Nature’s Gate. I invite and encourage you to allow yourself to experience the gifts she left for each of us, in our memories, minds, and hearts.

In many ways she is more available to us now then ever before, but we feel the deep grief of loosing this magnificent being from our physical worldly life. It is with firm conviction and a heart sunk with the gratitude of a million suns that I can understand and appreciate the value of a guru in physical form.

There is much ahead for all of us that Durga Ma planted in expectant joy to unravel and discover. Before it can bloom we are taking the opportunity, and a few months to go deep into the experience of being with, and receiving the teachings of a great soul, to be sure that her mission (to restore the worship of the Divine Feminine) is revealed in a way that will leave a legacy for generations to come.

Durga Ma was sure that her work, and this sadhana would be continued in her absence. At her request, I have agreed to receive her students and questions with the understanding that  I will maintain the guru lineage of shaktipat kundalini yoga and continue with traditional shaktipat kundalini yoga initiations for future students. It is my greatest honor in life, and although she saw something in me that I have yet to be convinced of myself, I accept this tremendous gift with an open heart. May I, in some way be fit to offer you even an ounce of the love, wisdom, and patience she gave me from the moment I met her.

I am eternally grateful for the grace of my guru, the last guru, Devi Durga Ma. 1008 pranams at your holy lotus feet, may you dance in the infinite bliss of the Absolute and may we never forget your love in the heart of our souls as the spark of Truth which guides us home.

Jaya Bhagavan (victory to God)!

With Boundless Love,

Anandi

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The Exquisite Beauty of Surrender Yoga

It is likely that when you read this I will already be gone from this world. I do not expect to return. The following entries are my parting gifts to you:

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The complete eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita, 6 years of weekly posts.   

I have placed this writing at the end of the last post of the Bhagavad Gita because of it’s relevance to Lord Krishna repeating certain teachings over and over throughout the eighteen chapters. He repeats them in many different ways so that you have many opportunities to get the message. Along with these teachings, He promises that, by practicing it, you will come to Him, be with Him, enter into Him.

“Abandon all ‘shoulds’ and surrender only to Me (Absolute God/Truth) and I will give you liberation and free you from all fears and sorrows.” 

  • ‘shoulds’ – rules; ought-tos; dharmas, the laws of man as opposed to Divine Law.

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When you finally reach the end of the common path of the will, or have had enough of it, you will find yourself at the beginning of the path of spontaneous surrender meditation and inspiring experiences. This is a natural progression.

If you reach this point and do not know about this progression, you may begin using your willpower again to push on, thinking that this is too good to be true, or that it is wrong and I am just nuts. But if you do know about it and step forward onto the path, you will find yourself in the land of spiritual enchantment, and it will become so dear to you that you will never turn back again. This is a good thing.

This exquisitely beautiful new world of Truth, Divine Love and Freedom, will knock your socks off, and you will thank your lucky stars that you have finally found it. This gratitude is with me every day along with the sweet happiness of the presence of God. I would not trade it for even for life itself. 

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If you continue reading from here, you will become initiated into this path. So those of you who are still running on the fumes of willpower, control and “No pain, no gain,” be warned: (1) this path is too simple for the mind to fully comprehend, so it requires your participation in order to gain personal experience of it, and (2) come to know God/Truth — It will prove itself to you. If this is not something you want, you may as well stop reading here.

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Step Forward

You will need a place in your home where you can dedicate one or two hours a day, and where you will not be disturbed or interrupted — lock the doors, close the windows, turn off the phone, etc. Close your eyes, and do not leave this place until your time is up.

Have enough space to allow for movement. This is not a static meditation for the simple reason that the nature of Nature is to move, and trying to sit still or quiet your mind is counterproductive here.

Sit or lie comfortably, then surrender your body, feelings and mind to God/Truth (whatever your word is for that). This way, you will always surrender only to God. You must never allow yourself to surrender to anything other than Absolute God in meditation, or even outside of meditation. God is Absolute Goodness, so you are safe, loved and lifted up.

  • Know what you are surrendering (body, feelings and mind).
  • Know what you are surrendering it to (Absolute God/Truth).
  • There are no rules in the meditation room.

Because you surrender to God and are sincere, God will manage what happens during this time. There is nothing left for you to do. For this reason, all actions that arise in this meditation are ‘non-action’ … because you are not doing it, no matter how much your mind tries to convince you otherwise. 

God is now managing your meditation, working free of charge, and gradually fixing anything that needs fixing, and taking you to purity, true enlightenment, Divine Union, Liberation, Divine Love, Perfection and Eternal Happiness.

When your timer goes off, take some time to fully come back before going off to do other things.

The Road Ahead

Continuing with this meditation you will encounter doubts, puzzles, realizations, things that may look scary but aren’t, feeing stuck, impatience for more goodies, and so forth. Anytime you feel you are getting nowhere, this is the time to go on faith that what I have told you is True, and don’t let it stop you. These kinds of times are usually when the most is happening internally, so don’t stop. Keep going no matter what.   

You will have amazing experiences, go to other worlds, lokas, planes, meet adepts and Immortal Masters, and find God. You will learn that death is not the end, but a turning-point on a very long journey Home. You will discover both darkness and light for what they really are. You will find that your senses work even without their organs and that not breathing doesn’t mean your dead, all the while feeling everything from comfortable to pleasant and heavenly bliss. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. The key to this meditation is to keep on going, no matter what.

You  always get what you surrender to.
When you surrender to God, God is what you will get.  

How many times I have heard someone say to me, “Why would I want to do this sadhana? I don’t want to end up like you!” Why would they ask me such a question? They know how I have had to live in order to do it. But I did it for them and for you so you wouldn’t have to do it the hard way. 


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