[5] Vishuddha Chakra - [5.1] Introduction to Vishuddha Chakra and Form

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[5] Vishuddha Chakra
[5.1] Introduction to Vishuddha Chakra and Form
[5.2] Sound Meditation of Vishuddha Chakra
[5.3] Techniques & Effects Of Meditation
[5.4] Behavioral Characteristics of Vishuddha Chakra
[5.5] Yes, I would like to experience Vishuddha Yoga Meditation
[5.6] More about Vishuddha Chakra
[5.7] Vishuddha chakra from other traditions and other names of Vishuddha Chakra
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Introduction to Vishuddha Chakra


Shakti asks Shiva:

I want to go and feel the pure sound!

Shivoham Replies:

I will take you to a journey to a celestial temple which is in form of a circle in a canal and you can see the turquoise blue celestial sky which is turning to smoky purple. You will see the space appearing as a crescent and the sound of HANG emanating in golden color on an elephant. The crescent with a white circle inside of it is Nabhomandala (nabha-sky or void, mandala-region). It is like a full moon shining in the pericarp of Vishuddha Chakra. The silver crescent is the lunar symbol of nada, pure cosmic sound. Thus Shakti, the void is inside of the pure essence (tanmatra )of sound (nada). The crescent is a symbol of purity and akasha is the purest of all the elements. Purification is a vital aspect of the Vishuddha Chakra, as is pure knowledge(shuddha vidya), known in Tantra as the ten Mahavidyas or Sri Vidya.

The moon in any of its aspect impliespsychic energy, clairevoyance and communication without words. The moon in throat cools all that is hot.

Shakti, now I will explain to you about the Circle with Sixteen petals.

The 16 lotus petals are 16 matrikas or vowels which combine with the beeja NG to make a seed sound. NG is Nada Bindu the primal cosmic sound from which the universe manifested shown by the crescent Nada and dot Bindu above it. Example is:

  1. ANG related to Pranava , the mantra Aum spoken as Ang.
  2. A + NG = ANG related to Udhgita from Sam Veda in seed form, then 6 mantras.
  3. I + NG = ING  related to HANG (used in tantra).
  4. ING    related to PHAT (used in tantra).
  5. UNG  related to VASHAT (used in tantra).
  6. UNG related to SWADHA (used in tantra).
  7. RING related to SWAHA (used in fire ceremony).
  8. RING related to NAMAH (used to pay respect).
  9. LRING related to AMRITA (immortality) & 7 musical notes.
  10. LRING related to Nishad
  11. ENG related to Rishabha
  12. AING related to Gandhar
  13. ONG related to Shadja
  14. AUNG related to Madhyam
  15. ANG related to Dhaivat
  16. AHANG related to Pancham

There are 16 specific qualities related to musical sounds, frequencies in harmonic scale ad mantras used for invocation of divinities and are from right to left. The increase in number of petals come to an end here.


Shakti asks Shiva:

What vision does the aspirant get and who carries this sound?
What happens to the meditator?
What should the aspirant concentrate on? Who is the deity and the shakti?

Shivoham Replies:

Shivoham smiled to Shakti and elaborated:

At Vishuddha Chakra the aspirant sees Akasha (the void) which is anti matter. Akasha holds all the existence and is generated by the principle (tanmatra) of sound. There are 5 kinds of Akasha:

  1. Abharakasha – the atmospheric void
  2. Jalakasha – the void in water
  3. Ghatakasha – the void in an empty vessel
  4. Patakasha – the void in relation to a surface. It relates to mastak patal which is akasha created by japa of inaudible sound frequencies called nada. It relates to hridaya patal created by emotions on listening to music even though it has stopped.
  5. Mahaakasha – the supreme void in which only nothingness (shunya) exists. According to Buddha this shunya is reality.

Meditation on Vishuddha Chakra should be done in presence of Akasha element which dominates for 4 minutes. The sushumna channel is opened which is only for ten breaths per hour but this duration can be increased freeing the aspirant from time bound consciousness.

In Vishuddha Chakra all elements are the purest and dissolve in akasha depicted by circle and crescent at the top of the temple (stupa) within the body. The aspirant wons over the elements and is called tattvatit, one who has won over panch mahabhoot and I beyond their grip.


Shakti asks Shiva:

Who is the deity!

Shivoham Replies:

The Deity is Panchavaktra Shiva, combination of all Shiva energies working in different directions in different elements. His 5 heads signify 5 tanmatras & 5 elements which are united in his body.

  1. Earth from smell (gandha).
  2. Water from taste (Rasa).
  3. Fire from Form (Rupa).
  4. Air from touch (sparsha).
  5. Space /Akasha from sound (shabda).

His 5 heads represent his 5 facets which are:

  1. Aghora-lord of North,in his wrathful form he stays in cremation ground, face is round and nature like akasha or space.
  2. Ishana-lord of Northeast. He appears in shrines as Shivalingam. His face is round and nature is that of water.
  3. Tat Purusha-lord of East. His oval face is the central one of the five. He is Mahadeva and has controlled Prana and achieved Kumbhaka. His nature is that of air.
  4. Vamadeva-lord of all directions. He is Sada Shiva giver of left handed Tantra. His face is square and nature that of earth.
  5. Saddyojat-lord of South. He is Rudra, the wrathful deity in 3rd chakra shown as Braddha Rudra(old Shiva), but portrayed as youthful Shiva.

Panchavaktra Shiva is with 4 arms.

  1. Upper right hand in Abhai mudra iving fearlessness.
  2. Lower Right hands he holds the japamala for mantras.
  3. Lower Left hand holds drum/damru which drones continuously which produce the 14 Maheshvara Sutras from which all Sanskrit vowels and consonants evolve. The continuous beat of drum produces the Pranava Aum sound.
  4. His upper left hand holds Trident ,the staff of which means three gunas of Sat, Raj, Tam and three Nadis which are Ida, Pingala, Sushumna.

Panchavaktra is visualized as Master Guru. In him all elements have dissolved into one. The 5th chakra persons understands the elements and the human plane in totality. Awareness of eternal knowledge is grasped and all energies move upwards into 6th chakra. It brings blissful non duality, one is cleansed of all karmas and is born again into the realization of Oneness.


Shakti asks Shiva:

Who is the shakti of Vissudha chakra?

Shivoham Replies:

The shakti is Shakini. She is the doorkeeper. She is pure and peace giving. She has 5 heads meaning the 5 senses connected with lower 5 chakra and their elements. She is pale pink rose complexion and wears sky blue sari with green bodice sitting in (lotus pose) Padmasana.

Shakini shakti gives higher knowledge and siddhis (powers). Memory, ready wit, intuition, improvisation are granted by Shakini. The 5th chakra is the center of dreams in the body and her teachings are revealed in dream.

Her 4 arms hold the following:

  1. A Skull-means detachment from senses perceptions.
  2. An Ankusha-means Astaff used to control the elephant of intellect which can be too independent intoxicated with knowledge.
  3. The Scriptures-means the art of living right without complexes.
  4. A Rosary or japamala for mantras-rotated by fingers. Wood or seed beads help to absorb or retain one’s own energy. Crystals, gems have their own electromagnetic energy which when engaged with beads have engagement of consciousness. Working with mala pacifies internal dialogue.

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Introduction to Chakras

The Chakras are part of Tantra & Yantra. Your body is the most powerful of all Yantras. The world originated from Cosmic Person body. The Sun came out of his eyes, the moon from his Mind, Indra & Fire from his mouth, Wind from his breath, Air from his navel, Sky from his head, Earth from his feet---. The body condenses the entire universe in it.

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