Kundalini and the Five Great Elements
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An Excerpt from “Kundalini – Aghora 2” by Robert Svoboda. (Based on the teachings of Aghori Master, Vimalananda.)
“You know the entire world is made up of the Five Great Elements; you do know the Five Elements?” Yes I did: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and
Ether. These Great Elements are not elements in the chemical sense that hydrogen and helium are elements; they are rather states of matter. The Earth Element predominates everything that is solid in the universe, the Water Element that which is liquid, and the Air Element in gases. The Ether Element is the space in which things occur, and the Fire Element is the force which changes solid to liquid to gas and vice versa. Everything in the manifested universe, including the human being, is made up of these Five Elements.
“As long as you are alive your consciousness is limited in the vessel in which it is kept: the body. And since the body is made of the Five Elements your consciousness is limited by those very Elements. Knowing that your consciousness is limited is all well and good, but what are you going to do about it? You don’t want to remain limited, do you?”
“Not in the least.”
“Theoretical knowledge is necessary, but it is not enough; practical knowledge, experience is also needed. We have a proverb in Hindi: ‘Where even ‘ravi’ (the Sun) cannot reach, there will go a ‘kavi’ (poet.)’ But that does not go far enough. I say, ‘Where even a ‘kavi’ cannot reach there will go an ‘anubhavi’ (experiencer.) I believe you should go out and experience what you have learned, so that it will have some practical value in your life.
“The essence of Tantra is purification of the Five Elements, to awaken the Kundalini Shakti, which is your own personal shakti (power, energy.) Any spiritual practice, in any religion, is some process or the other of awakening Kundalini, and Kundalini can be awakened only once the elements in your body have been purified.”
— An Excerpt from “Kundalini – Aghora 2” by Robert Svoboda. (Based on the teachings of Aghori Master, Vimalananda.)