Initiation or the first revelation is the seed, like everything else, before we plant the seed,
preparation is necessary, before going into detail, it is important to mention the role of Mantras and
A mantra is a sound, captured by
the physical body as a manipulation of the mouth, tongue and throat, entrapped by the emotional body as the
feeling it gives us, and crystallised by the mind as a thought. It is repeated by the mind which just cannot
think fast enough to encompass its Cause, nor can it be still enough to witness its Cause, so it can never
get us to Enlightenment.
However, mantras do have their special place on the Path. They are excellent tools to soothe,
heal and enliven the body, the emotions and the mind as well as to prepare these different aspects of
ourselves for the proper beginning of the spiritual journey. But that is all - they are never spiritual in
the most profound sense.
Since mantras are repeated by the mind and are using thought, which is a limit, that is have
beginnings and endings, no Enlightened Teacher will ever give mantras promising that they will get an
individual to Enlightenment as he is fully aware that you cannot transcend limits using limits. He also
understands that not everybody will come to him seeking God Realisation, he will give out mantras for
different reasons to help mankind. These mantras are not the names of any religious deities, but specially
formulated based on the science of the subtle bodies which produce harmonious sounds to benefit the
You may have heard of the Kundalini energy, it is sometimes called the Serpent Power, or the
Serpent Fire, as it is a complex collection of energy that lies coiled at the base of the spine. It has its
own patterns of movement, just as its reflections in the physical do. As naturally as the heart beats and the
lungs expand, so the Kundalini energy flows.
Kundalini energy is the supra-physical source of all body systems – including the senses. By
specific meditation exercises, this energy can be re-routed to awaken the supra-senses.
However, there is a drawback, as a vast amount of extremely volatile supra-physical energy is
released when the Kundalini energy is aroused, which can result in serious psychological and physical
Consequently, expert guidance is always needed for the safe arousal of the Kundalini energy, as
it truly is the untamed serpent of the physical universe. It doesn’t need to be forcefully aroused – and is
really best left alone to follow its natural patterns. If it is appropriate to an individual’s spiritual
development it can be aroused, under guidance, in the fullness of time.
Some people do attempt to develop specific Siddhi Powers through particular meditation exercises
such as Kundalini meditation, Siddhi mantras and sophisticated breathing exercises, pranayama. These powers
include such things as remote listening, translocation, great physical strength, levitation and the
manifestation of objects.
All this sounds grand and exciting, but a serious student of Truth would scoff at them and sees
them as distractions to his spiritual progress. The Kundalini energy is physical and is only aroused to the
physical thousand petalled lotus, therefore dies with the death of an individual. Arousal of Kundalini is not
Enlightenment, as there is no death in an Absolute state.