21 March 2008


Above [the Manipura Chakra], in the heart, is the charming [Anaahata] Lotus, of the shining color of the Bandhuka flower, with the twelve letters beginning with Ka, of the color of vermilion, placed therein. It is known by its name of Anaahata, and is like the celestial wishing-tree [kalpa-taru], bestowing even more than the supplicant's desire. The region of Vayu, beautiful and with six corners, which is like smoke in color, is here.

Meditate within it on the sweet and excellent Pavana Biija [i.e. Vaayu, whose Biija is "Yam"], gray as a mass of smoke, with four arms, and seated on a black antelope. And within it also meditate upon the Abode of Mercy, the Stainless Lord who is lustrous like the Sun [Hamsa], and whose two hands make the gestures which grant boons and dispel the fears of the three worlds [i.e. they form the vara and abhaya mudras].

Here dwells Kakini, who in color is yellow like new lightning [i.e. nava-tadit-piitaa, where there is more thunder than rain, and the lightning shows itself very vividly], exhilerated and auspicious; three-eyed and the benefactress of all. She wears all kinds of ornaments, and in Her four hands She carries the noose and the skull, and makes the sign of blessing and the sign which dispels fear. Her heart is softened with the drinking of nectar.

The Shakti whose tender body is like ten million flashes of lightning is in the pericarp of this Lotus in the form of a triangle [Trikona]. Inside the triangle is the Shiva-Linga known by the name of Baana. This Linga is like shining gold, and on his head is an orifice minute as that in a gem. He is the resplendent abode of Lakshmi.
Those who meditate on this Heart Lotus become like the Lord of Speech, and like Ishvara are able to protect and destroy the worlds. This Lotus is like the celestial wishing tree [sura-taru = kalpa- taru], the abode and seat of Sarva [Shiva]. It is beautified by the Hamsa [here referring to the Jiivaatma rather than the Sun], which is like the steady tapering flame of a lamp in a windless place. The filaments which surround and adorn its pericarp, illumined by the solar region, charm.

[The male meditator upon the Anahata Chakra], foremost among Yogis, is ever more beloved to women than those who are most beloved to them. [All who meditate upon Anahata become] preeminently wise and full of noble deeds. Their senses are completely under control. Their mind in its intense concentration is engrossed in thoughts of the Brahman. Their inspired speech flows like a stream of clear water. They are like the Diety who is the beloved of Lakshmi and are able at will to enter another's body [parapure].

He who meditates on this Chakra has full control over Vayu Tattva. He gets Bhuchari Siddhi, Khechari Siddhi, Kaya Siddhi, etc., (flying in air, entering the body of another). He gets cosmic love and all other divine Sattvic qualities.

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