21 March 2008


There is another Lotus, placed inside the Sushumnaa at the root of the genitals, of a beautiful vermilion color. On its six petals are the letters from Ba to Puramdara [i.e., La], with the Bindu [Anusvaara] superimposed, of the shining color of lightning.

It is the white, shining, watery region of Varuna [i.e. Water is the governing element of this Chakra], of the shape of the half- moon; and therein, seating on a Makara [an alligator-like mythological creature], is the Biija Vam, stainless and white as the autumnal moon.

May Hari, who is within it [i.e., Vishnu, who is seated in the "lap" of the Bindu of Vam] -- who is in the pride of early youth, whose body is of a luminous blue that is beautiful to behold; who is dressed in yellow raiment, is four-armed, and wears the Shri- vatsa and the Kaustubha -- protect us!

It is here that Rakini always shines. She is of the color of a blue lotus. The beauty of Her body is enhanced by Her uplifted arms, holding various weapons. She is dressed in celestial raiment and ornaments, and Her mind is exalted with the drinking of ambrosia [i.e. She drinks the nectar dripping down from the Sahasraara, and is exalted by the Divine Energy that infuses Her].

Those meditating upon this stainless Lotus, which is named Svaashisthaana, are freed immediately from all their enemies, such as the fault of Ahakaara [Egoism] and so forth. They become masters among Yogis, and are like the Sun illuminating the darkness of ignorance [Moha]. The wealth of their nectar-like words flow in prose and verse, in well-reasoned discourse.

He who concentrates at this Chakra and meditates on the Devata has no fear of water. He has perfect control over the water element. He gets many psychic powers, intuitional knowledge and a perfect control over his senses. He has full knowledge of the astral entities. Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya and other impure qualities are completely annihilated. The Yogi becomes the conqueror of death (Mrityunjaya).

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