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Opening chakras through ritual

saulekas2010-07-04 16:46:44 +0000 #1
Hi,

I believe one of the most simple ways to experience something spiritual can be achieved by doing offering, for example an incense stick to a chosen deity, like krishna, shiva, hanuman etc. BUT! I think one has to be very careful and know what he is doing, because it might be possible to simply go crazy. I have tried it with shiva and krishna. When I offered fruits or incense to shiva, I had a strong sensation in my heart area. Anyway it was not a pleasant one and I just wanted it to finish. What was that? With krishna i am not so sure, but seems, like it has to do with changing the point of view(state of mind) into something more calm, sane, simple and detached from fast sensual gratification or smthg. I would appreciate any information regarding doing offerings for deities and how one can benefit from it: open chakras etc. There's almost nothing about it in the internet or forums. At least as long as I was looking for. Also the question that bothers me is that when doing an offering, is it possible to get more energy, just from doing the ritual or it is only about transmuting core energy (sexual energy?) into your chosen chakra, that the deity is connected with. Thank you for your attention and I am waiting for your answers.


justwannabe2010-07-04 16:50:06 +0000 #2
your fellow man or woman is a diety, go give a homeless person some food and it may help to open the chakras as well.



more then a thought

Neil
saulekas2010-07-04 17:13:20 +0000 #3
Actually the same ritual can be done for a person that is alive or dead and it works, but it can make you loose lots of energy.
Pandara2010-07-04 17:09:54 +0000 #4
Namaste,

Doing puja yoga is part of Bahkti yoga and as such is designed to emphasize the devotee's love for God. Doing puja for selfish reasons or with the wrong motivation behind it will not have the desired results. Through puja to the outer deity we learn to love the Divine within or inner Deity and then it doesn't matter anymore if you activate this chakra or that energy. The ouer deity, god, etc then only acts as the conduit through which you can reach the inner Deity and the realisation that All is One. What is most important is that your puja should come from the heart, nowhere else, then it will be right and no one can tell you what you should or shouldn't do or offer, in your heart you will know. I merely offer my Self to the Divine everyday to be an instrument in God's Divine Plan.

Swami Venkatesananda said:"One should abandon the divisive notions of 'This I Am' and 'This I am not' and realise that 'All this is Brahman',"
louise molenkamp2010-07-04 17:16:36 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by Pandara



Namaste,

Doing puja yoga is part of Bahkti yoga and as such is designed to emphasize the devotee's love for God. Doing puja for selfish reasons or with the wrong motivation behind it will not have the desired results. Through puja to the outer deity we learn to love the Divine within or inner Deity and then it doesn't matter anymore if you activate this chakra or that energy. The ouer deity, god, etc then only acts as the conduit through which you can reach the inner Deity and the realisation that All is One. What is most important is that your puja should come from the heart, nowhere else, then it will be right and no one can tell you what you should or shouldn't do or offer, in your heart you will know. I merely offer my Self to the Divine everyday to be an instrument in God's Divine Plan.

Swami Venkatesananda said:"One should abandon the divisive notions of 'This I Am' and 'This I am not' and realise that 'All this is Brahman',"

Namaste,

if you want to know more about energy practice and learn doing puja you can ask for Mukunda's Tantralessons. You can ask for it if on Mukunda's site

www.yogatherapycenter.org: www.yogatherapycenter.org

Puja is devotional and should not be done for selfish reasons. But to be attracted you must first see the light.

With love and light, Louise
saulekas2010-07-04 18:15:05 +0000 #6
When doing a ritual it is not required to state the reason why you are doing it. And it doesn't affect the result. Deities are not persons, who feel if you do something to please them or for your own benefit. Also doing offering for any deity just because of learning to love the deity is insane in my opinion. If you wish you can do thousands of offerings to a person that is alive and get sick and die because of loss of energy. In this case at least somebody will get your energy. Anyway even if doing rituals for deities works, it doesn't mean that these deities exist in personal aspect. I think they are just archetypes of energy, that can be approached for personal spiritual development goals. And to be even more precise, i'm just interested in actions, that produce result, not the philosophical speculations about becoming more and more in love with something that even who knows what it really is or if it exists at all. If you are doing a ritual for somebody just in order to love it, why don't you do it for a toilet or whatever. Maybe just because there is no book written about worshiping toilet.

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