Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swadhistana Chakra & Mooladhara Chakra

Swadhistana Chakra - The store house of previous life Archetypes
Approximately 2 finger width above mooladhara chakra in the spine, directly behind the genital organ is swadhistan chakra. The literal meaning of word swadhistan is one's own abode. the samskit word swa means self and sthan means dwelling place.
This chakra is symbolized by a crimson lotus with 6 petals. In the centre is white crescent moon. The yanra is aap tattwa, water element.
Swadhistan chakra is associated with the seeking pleasure through the tongue n genital organs. When swadhistan become active, it may manifest as overwhelming desire or cravings for these things. On the physical level, swadhistan is associated with the organs of excretion n reproduction. visualization of this centre can help rectify disorders of these functions.

On the deeper level, swadhistan chakra is the seat of the individual & collective unconscious. It is the storehouse of all samskars i.e past mental impression stored in the form of archetypes. It is the centre of humankind's most primitive & deep rooted instincts. By purifying this centre the animal nature is transcended.

Q) How to get purified Swadhistana Chakra?
Ans:- For concentration on this center, visualize a vast, deep ocean with dark waves beneath a night sky. The tides of the ocean represent the ebb & flow of the awareness.

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Contemplative Questions

Here is a set of questions that would provoke you and put you through some soul searching. They are not about religion nor about ethics. They are merely about you.

They are not meant to serve as solutions nor are they meant to lead you anywhere. These questions are meant to serve as tools to discovering yourself.

1) Do you perceive the Presence of a benevolent force guiding, protecting and shaping your life? What name do you give that Presence? When did you best feel this Presence?

2) What is your opinion of God? Is your opinion drawn from religion, books, parents and or your personal experience of life?

3) Do you pray? Do they get answered? How often?

4) Do you think it is possible to relate to the Divine? What relationship would you opt?

5) Here is a story for you - Two fierce enemies once did a penance to placate god and receive boons vying with each other. God appeared to the first man and asked what he wanted. He said "give me twice of whatever you give my enemy". Then God appeared to the second one. Even before God could say anything he asked, "God, would you please tell me what my enemy asked for? On knowing his prayer request, he said, "then God, blind me in one eye."
Now what would you wish for yourself, your best friend and your worst enemy if God gave you a chance?

6) Have you ever experienced a coincidence or chance that seems to have involved so many people and factors that you can't stop wondering if a mastermind was behind this operation? If yes, do you savour the experience often and have you shared it with someone close to you?