Subtle System

Subtle System

Sahaja Yoga Bahrain
The Subtle Systemrepresented below is also called the tree of life in many spiritual traditions. It is closely linked to our nervous system
The human subtle system comprises of a sacred energy called Kundalini ,ThreeNadis ( Sympathetic Nervous System ) and Seven Chakras (plexuses).
Kundalini means "coiled energy" and refers to a power which lies in three and half coils in the sacrum bone which is situated at the lower end of vertebral column .A pulsation is sometimes seen at this level during Kundalini awakening. Like the Sushumna the Kundalini is normally in a potential state. When it is awakened it ascends to the top of the Sushumna. When Kundalini emerges at this point, Yoga (Union) is said to have taken place. This happening of Kundalini awakening and ultimate union with a higher consciousness is an inborn mechanism and is activated in a spontaneous and natural way without extreme efforts.
Three Nadis
  • Left Sympathetic Nervous System is called the Ida Nadi and is connected to the right side and back of the brain. The two left and right channels cross at the Agnya Chakra level. This channel looks after our emotional life and our past. It is the channel, which creates our past. Whatever is present today becomes past tomorrow. The sub-conscious mind receives information from this channel. The subconscious mind has an age-old collective subconscious mind beyond it. Everything that was in the past since creation resides dormant in the collective subconscious. This collective subconscious has all that is dead in the evolutionary process collected and stored. Whatever that is dead or gone out of the subconscious mind goes out into the collective subconscious mind.

  • Right Sympathetic Nervous System is called the PingalaNadi, which crosses Ida Nadi at Agnya Chakra level. It is connected with the left side and the front of the brain. On the right hand side there is the supra-conscious mind, which creates our future. Whenever we think about our future it is recorded on the right hand side, and it also has a collective supra-conscious, which has got all that is dead, which happened due to over-ambitious, futuristic personalities, aggressive animals or plants. The above two left and right channels cross at the Agnya Chakra level.

  • Parasympathetic Nervous System is called the SushumnaNadi, through which the Kundalini passes to pierce through the 'Fontanelle bone area' (Little fountain or Brahmarandhra) to enter into the subtle energy of the all-pervading power. This is how the actualization of Self-Realization (Baptism) takes place. First the hands feel at the fontanelle bone area and on the fingertips the cool breeze of the Holy Ghost. The hands are steady, they do not shake, they look normal but the seeker feels the ripples of the cool breeze. For the first time he feels the existence of the all-pervading power.

First Chakra, situated below the sacrum bone.
  • Element: Earth / Carbon

  • Physical Aspect: Prostrate gland.

  • Qualities: Innocence, wisdom, chastity, sense of direction, balance, joy, purity, auspiciousness, simplicity.

  • Causes of Catch: Sexual excessiveness, tantric & occult practices.

  • Deities: Shri Ganesha.

In the body the Mooladhara Chakra controls the excretory functions, as well as sexual activity, and exerts a general control on the sympathetic nervous system. When the Kundalini rises, then this centre becomes inactive in the excretion functions but active in the support of the rising of the Kundalini.
  • Element : Fire

  • Physical Aspect : Kidneys, liver, pancreas, spleen, lower abdomen

  • Qualities : Creativity, pure attention, pure knowledge, inspiration, power of concentration, aesthetics & arts

  • Causes of Catch :Black magic, false gurus/knowledge, alcohol and drugs (LSD), excessive thinking and planning, bad eating habits, ego oriented life, domination

  • Diseases : Diabetes, blood cancer, kidney troubles

  • Deities: Shri Brahma, Shri Saraswati

On the physical level this center plays an important role in controlling the abdominal organs such as the liver, kidneys and the large intestines. The reproductive organs of the woman are also partly controlled by this center. It also determines the concentrative power of the attention, it's sharpness.
  • Element : Water

  • Physical aspect :Looks after liver, stomach and intestines, spleen and pancreas

  • Qualities : Sense of generosity, complete satisfaction, peace contentment,, righteousness (Dharma), inner sense of morality, evolution, sense of dignity, good host

  • Causes of Catch: Miserliness, bad eating habits , asceticism, alcohol, drugs, family/ household problems, dominating husband /wife, too much rushing around, worrying

  • Deities: Shri Laxmi, Shri Vishnu

In our body this Chakra controls the stomach, the pancreas and many other organs around the solar plexus. Material satisfaction and a sense of a calm arising from a healthy Nabhi Chakra allows our attention to turn to subtler things.
  • Physical Aspect :Digestion

  • Qualities : Principle of mastery (Guru Principle), balanced life, stability

  • Causes of Catch :False gurus/ knowledge, fantasy, fanaticism, black magic

  • Diseases : Habits, laziness, gross attachments

The Void, the Ocean of Illusion (Bhavsagara) surrounds the 2nd and 3rd chakras: the Swadisthana and Nabhi chakras. When the Kundalini is awakened the ten valencies (The Ten Commandments) are awakened within. The religion becomes innate, and our whole priorities change. For, the religion in Sahaja Yoga is the ultimate of every religion of any form. It is not limited to one religion, but has the best of all religions. All real religions are leading to one aim, to one goal. That goal is to achieve Self knowledge through our second birth.
Fourth Chakra
  • Element : Air

  • Physical Aspect : Looks after heart & lungs

  • Qualities : Creation/ nourishment of antibodies, compassion, pure love, complete sense of security, confidence, auspicious boundaries (Maryadas), joy of the spirit

  • Causes of Catch : Insecurity, motherhood/ fatherhood problems, fear, Hatha Yoga, atheism, no seeking, inconsiderate behavior.

  • Diseases : Asthma, heart problems.

  • Deities:

       Left Heart: Shri Shiva-Parvati
       Right Heart: Sita-Ram
       Central Heart: Shri Jagdamba
On the physical level the Heart Chakra (also called Anahata Chakra) controls our breathing, the action of the heart and the circulation of blood. This chakra is placed behind the sternum in the spinal cord and produces the anti-bodies till the age of twelve years. These anti-bodies are circulated into the whole body to be ready to fight any kind of attack on the body or mind. If there is any attack on the person, these anti-bodies are informed through the sternum.
Fifth Chakra
  • Element : Ether

  • Qualities : Divine diplomacy, detachment, witness state, collective consciousness, self esteem, pure relationships, connection with the whole, Madhurya (sweetness)

  • Physical Aspect :Throat, neck, mouth, teeth, face, nose, tongue, ears and ankles.

  • Causes of Catch: Guilty feelings, feelings of superiority/inferiority, sarcasm, criticism, lack of witnessing .

  • Deities: Shri Radha - Krishna

Situated at the level of the throat, this center controls all our articulation and our communication, the movement of our hands and arms, our facial expression and our speech, as well as the senses of taste and smell. On the physical level it caters for the Cervical Plexus.
Sixth Chakra
  • Element : Light

  • Qualities : Forgiveness, humility; dissolves ego, conditionings, false ideas and misidentifications

  • Physical Aspect : Pineal and pituitary glands.

  • Causes of Catch : Roving eyes, self-centeredness, hatred, lack of forgiveness, harm to self/ others , self pity, inability to forgive oneself, aggression, egoism, futurism.

  • Deities: Mery Jesus.

The Agnya Chakra sits behind the forehead, at the base of the brain, which it controls. When the Kundalini passes the Agnya Chakra, our mental activity ceases, silence and enlightenment takes place. This centre caters for Pituitary and Pineal body which manifest the two institutions of ego and superego within us.
  • 1000 petalled lotus.

  • Physical aspect : Limbic area of the brain

  • Qualities : Integrates all the Chakras, absolute perception of Reality on our Central  Nervous system, thoughtless awareness, Niranand

  • Causes of Catch: Doubt in God, Atheism, anti-God activity

  • Deities:- Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

The Sahasrara Chakra is the lotus of a thousand petals whose physical expression is the thousand nerves distributed under the surface of the skull. It is the integration of all the lower Chakras and their powers. Here takes place the integration and synthesis of all the worlds' religions. It is our spiritual destination.
The Sahasrara is the tabernacle of the higher synthesis between our consciousness and divinity. To express the glory of this dimension, words (as do thoughts) fail.
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