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First western seminar: Bija Mantras, Shri Lalita, Shri Chakra. East Hampstead Park, London (UK) 14 October 1978.
When the Kundalini rises it makes sounds. And the sounds that are heard in the different chakras can be pronounced in the following way – these pronunciations are being used in the phonetic language of Devanagari, which means ‘the language spoken by the Devas’.
At the Mooladhara, where there are four petals, the sounds are: [vum, shum, sshum, sum]. Out of which the last, sshum and sum sounds are very close, but the difference is – when the snake hisses it makes this sshum – the third sound. So, vum, shum, sshum, sum.
At the Swadishthana, where there are six petals – it makes sounds, six sounds. [Bum, bhum, mum, yum, rum, lum.]
Manipur it has ten petals. It makes the sounds dum, dhum, num, tum, thum, dum, dhum, nnum, pum, phum.
At Anahata there are twelve petals. It makes the sounds km, kum, gum, ghum, [ ngum ?], chum, chum, jum, jhum, [nngum ?], tum, thum.
At the Vishuddhi, where there are sixteen petals, it makes the sounds of all the vowels – a, aa, i, ii, u, uu, r, rr, lr, lrr, e, ai, o, ou, um, ahm.
At the Agnya chakra it makes ha, ksha.
At the Sahastrara one becomes thoughtless and no sound is made, but the pure Anahata, meaning the throbbing in the purest form as in the heart is all [ lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub ?].
When all these sounds are sounded together and pass through the spiral of the body, if the body is like a conch, the sound that comes out of the synthesis is AUM. Like the seven colors of the sun ultimately become white rays, or you can say the golden colored rays.
There are three Granthis, means the knots: the Brahmagranthi, the Vishnugranthi and the Rudragranthi.
With Agni, means fire, when the Brahmagranthi meets between the Kundalini, Mooladhara chakra and the Swadhishthana – means Mooladhara chakra, Mooladhara and Swadishthana chakra – then Agni Brahmagranthi is established.
Vishnugranthi when mixes up with the Surya, that is between the Nabhi and the Ruddhaya chakra, Surya Vishnugranthi is established.
When Vishuddhi and Agnya auras meet, then Chandra Rudragranthi is established.
Altogether there are fourteen Nadis. The names are: Alambusi, Kuhu, Vishvodhari, Varuna, Hastajihva, Yashaswati, Ashvini, Gandhari, Pusha, Shankhini, Saraswati, Ida, Pingala, Sushumna.
Apart from two chakras, which are Surya and Chandra, there are nine other chakras: Mooladhar chakra, Swadhisthan chakra, Manipur chakra, Anahata chakra, Vishuddhi charka. Lambika chakra – this is also called as Hamsaha chakra, Agnya chakra. Between Agnya and Sahastrara there are two other sub-chakras, known as Naad, Bindu. So we have: Mooladhara, Swadishthan, Manipur, Anahat, Vishuddhi, Lambika, called as [inaudible ?] – called as Hamsa, Agnya, Naad, Bindu, Sahastrara.
Apart from that, there are nine chakras on the sides, like Shri Lalita.
And they have different yoginia – yoginis, means the powers, the Shaktis, guiding those nine Shakti Peethas, or you can call them as Avaran [Nava ?] chakras.
The first one is Shri Lalita, the Goddess Shri Lalita, which is the goddess of beauty. She is the joy giving – Sarvanandamaya. Gives the joy from everything. In every created world, in every particle, in every form, there is a power which gives us joy. This power is the joy, is the power of Shri Lalita. She is called as Maha Tripurasundari – Para Para Atirahasya Yogini. Means Para Para Atirahasya – the one who knows the secrets. The Para Para means the one that is beyond of the beyond, the secrets of that area. The one who knows is Shri Lalita, who is the Yogini. At this state She is Bindu Sarvanandamaya, She is the dot which is joy giving.
Second power, or Avaran – means the enclosure – is like a triangle. She is Sarvasidhhipradha. She is the one who gives all the siddhis. She has got three sides. She’s called as Tripuramba: Kameshwari, [Vudveshwari], Bhagamalini are the three yoginies.
Third one is called as Atharva Sarvarogahara, this is another enclosure. The name of the goddess is Tripurasiddha Atirahasya, meaning these goddesses know the deep secrets of all the siddhis. The chakra is called as Sarvarogahara and the enclosure is called as Ashta.
The eight powers are called as Vagadevata, means the power of the speech. First is Vashini, means which attracts, Kameshwari which excites, Modini which makes you happy, Vimala which makes you clean, Aruna which gives you color of the face, Jayani which gives you a feeling of victory, Sarveshi which connects you to everyone, Kaulini is the one which gives you boons.
The fourth enclosure is called as Antardashar. Chakra of this enclosure is called as [Sarvarakshakari] – the one that protects. The Goddess it’s called as Tripuramalini.
The powers are: Sarvagya – the one which is all knowing, Sarvashakti – is all powerful, Sarveshvariprada – the giver of all the bounties, Sarvagnyanamayi – the knower of all the knowledge, Sarvavyadinivashini – the destroyer of all the diseases, Sarvadharaswarupa – the support of all [or all ?], Sarvapapahara [Devi] – the destroyer of all the sins, Sarvanandamayi – the one who makes everyone joyous, Sarvarakshaswarupini – the one who protects all of them, Sarvepsitaphalaprada – the giver of all the phalas – means fruits, rewards.
The fifth enclosure is called as Bahirdashar Sarvartha Sadhaka. Bahirdashar is the name of the enclosure and Sarvartha Sadhaka is the chakra’s name. Tripurakshi – Tripurashri is the name of the goddess.
She has powers: Sarvasiddhiprada – She gives all the siddhis, Sarvasampathapradha – She’s the one who’s giver of all wealth, Sarvapriyankari – She’s the one who is beloved of all, Sarvamangalakarini – She’s the one who gives all that is auspicious, Sarvakaamapradha – the one who gives all of our desires, Sarvadukhavimochini the one who is the destroyer of all our pains, Sarvamrutushamani – the one who – who pacifies the dead, Sarvavighnatanivarini – She is the one who is the remover of all the hurdles, Sarvaangasundari – the one who’s all – who makes every side of life happy, Sarvasaubhagyadayini – the one who is the giver of good fortune.
The sixth enclosure is known as Chaturdashar Sarvasaubhagya. Tripuravasini is the name of the Goddess, Chaturdashar is the name of the enclosure, and the chakra’s name is Sarvasaubhagyadayini. The goddesses’ name is Tripuravasini.
The powers are: Sarvasamkshobhini, the one who burns off everything, Sarvavidravini – the one who can [perverse ?], Sarvakarshini – the one which attracts everything, Sarvahaladini – the one who is the giver of joy, Sarvasammohini – the one who can entice the [world ?], Sarvasthambhini – the one who makes everyone alerted, [Sarvajumbhini], Sarvavanshakari the one who is the – who is the controller of all, Sarvaranjani – the one who entertains all, Sarvonmadini – She’s the one who gives all the special joys, Sarvarthasadhini – the one who gives the meaning of all things, Sarvasampattipuruni – the one who gives all the well-being, Sarvamantramayi the one who is residing in all the mantras, Sarvagandakshayankari the one who destroys all the dualities of life.
The seventh Avaran, or enclosure, is called as [ Ashtadara ?]. And the chakra of this Avaran is called as Sarvasamkshobhanikara. Here She is called as Tripurasundari.
She’s the one who gives the beauty to women, to be attractive wives. Ananga Kushumadhini – She smells of many flowers; Ananga Mekhaladhini who is the wisdom – solid like a rock in the family. Ananga Madanadhini – the one who is attractive. Ananga Madanatura [Devi ?] – the one who gives desire to meet. Ananga Rekhadhini – the one who destroys the different boundaries. Ananga Veghini Devi – the one which gives you speed. Anangankushadhini – the one who gives power of Ankusha, means the controlling of man. Ananga Malini Devi – the one which is very gracious.
Eighth enclosure is called as Shobhashadara. The name of the chakra is Sarvashaparipuraka. The goddesses’ name is Tripureshvari.
She’s the one who has got sixteen powers. The first is Kaama – means the attraction of body, Buddhya – is the attraction by brain, Ahankara – attraction by ego, fourth Shabda – attraction by words, fifth is Sparsha – attraction by touch, sixth – attraction by beauty, seventh – attraction by esthetics – Rasa, eighth – Gandha – attraction by fragrance, ninth – attraction by attention – Chitta, tenth – Dhairya – attraction by courage, eleventh – Smrtya, attraction by memory, twelfth – Naama – attraction by name, thirteenth is Bija – attraction through the seed, fourteenth – Atma – attraction by Spirit, fifteenth is attraction by eternity, sixteenth – attraction by warmth of the body. These are all the attractions which are subtly and are in the goddess, which act in a way that the sadhaka is attracted towards Her.
The ninth one is called as the Bhupur – this [ way up ?] – enclosure, whilst chakra’s name is Trailokya Mohana. The name of the Goddess is Tripura. There are ten powers in this chakra. Its first is Sarvasankshobhini. Sarvavidravini, Sarvakarshini, – these three are already explained, Sarvavanshakari – the one is also explained, Sarvonmadini – the one who excites [a man ?], Sarvamahankusha the one who controls. Here the Ankusha means the weapon that is used by the elephant driver. So how he controls the elephant in the same way She controls all. Sarvakhechari – the one who attracts all, Sarvabija – the one who is the seed in all, Sarvayoni – the one who exists in all the yonis, and Sarvatrikhanda – the one which exists in all the three dimensions. Yoni means the ellipse which is the power of the Mother.
Apart from that there are other Goddesses, which exist as the yellow light known as Muktashaktayama. The Mother Goddesses are called as Mahendri, Chamunda and Mahalakshmi. The siddhis that people attempt to achieve are Anima, Laghima, Mahima, Ishatwa, Vashitwa, Prakamya, Bhukti, Icchha, Prapti, Mukti. Anima is to become like a small particle. Laghima is to become small, Mahima is to become a big form, Ishatwa is to create gods out of human beings, Vashitwa is the attraction, Prakamya is the manifestation, Bhukti is the enjoyment, [note: Icchha = missing] fulfillment of desire. Prapti is the attainment, Mukti is the salvation. These are all the siddhis that Sahaja Yogis can have.
[Shri Mataji is breathing into the microphone 7 times.]
Shri Mataji: Now.
[Breathing into the microphone 7 times.]
Shri Mataji: It’s like a mountain.
[Breathing into the microphone 3 times.]
Shri Mataji: Change your hands please, again.
[Breathing into the microphone 3 times.
…continuous repetition of this exercise…]
H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi