The book also lets readers know what they can expect when confronting the mysterious, awakened inner force called kundalini. It explains how our outlook and goals change radically as kundalini directs our day-to-day life. Part spiritual memoir, part meditation handbook, Chiruvolu’s writings are clear and accessible yet contain profound spiritual insights covering:
The nature of prana, or vital life force; how to increase its presence in our system; and the process of transmitting pranic energy from teacher to student.
Detailed information on the important roles of diet, exercise, and training the mind in preparation for the journey of realization.
The physical and psychological challenges one can expect during the extended process of awakening.
Possible impediments to raising the energy, and how to transcend them.
How to adapt to living and working with this powerful new energy in the context of everyday life.
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About the Author
Amma Sri Karunamayi is a revered Hindu sage who travels internationally offering spiritual guidance to all. She is known for her charitable work on behalf of the poor in India. She lives in Bangalore, India.
Table of Contents
Chapter I An Experience of Bliss 1
Simple Tips for Your Progress 7
Chapter 2 Reiki Healing 11
Personal Approach to Meditation 20
Chapter 3 Renunciation and Detachment 23
The Law of Karma 30
Finding a Teacher 34
Chapter 4 Meeting My Guru 35
The Indian Connection 38
Retreats and Workshops 42
Chapter 5 My First Visit to an Ashram 45
Reaching the One-Pointed State 51
Divine Calling 52
Chapter 6 Shaktipat, Prana, and Devotion 57
Increasing the Flow of Prana, or Vital Energy, to the Body 64
Chapter 7 Places I Felt Compelled to Visit 67
Ramana Maharshi Ashram 69
Chpter 8 Self-Discipline: Diet, Exercise, and Training the Mind 81
Focusing the Mind 88
Maintaining Health (Continuous Care of the Instrument) 91
Chapter 9 Why Meditate? 93
Liberation or Immortality 100
Ongoing Meditation 106
Chapter 10 The Power of Awakened Inner Energy, or Kundalini 107
Chapter 11 Challenges and Impediments to the Upward Movement of Kundalini 117
Chapter 12 Deeper States of Meditation and Realization of Self 129
Chapter 13 God-Realization: The Turiya State, and the Experience of the Void 141
The Golden Sphere, or Divine Light 147
Pain and Suffering 153
Fear of Death 154
Chapter 14 The Upside and Downside of Realization 157
Chapter 15 Conclusions 175
Afterword: My Early Life 183