Meaning of the 7 Chakras according to Indian Yoga.

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In Hinduism and some Asian cultures, a chakra (Devanagari: चक्र) is said to be a nexus of spiritual and/or physiological energy hidden within the human body. The Sanskrit chakra is a chakra, which means a wheel or circle that rotates around its axis. Chakras are the powerhouses of energy (centrale d’énergie). In the Yoga of Hinduism there are generally four types:

1. Karma Yoga. 2. Bhakti Yoga. 3. Jnana Yoga. 4. Raja Yoga.

Yoga means returning to union with an object.

In Hinduism, yogis seek union with Brahma or God. In Karma Yoga, the practitioner does all selfless actions, this is the path of service and almsgiving in order to get rid of the small or lower self and return to the Greater Self or True Self.

In Bhakti Yoga, the practitioner directs his mind to God through reverence, reverence, and chanting of mantras. Through such faith they aspire to become one with God. (Side photo: Location of the 7 chakra system)

In Jnana Yoga, practitioners seek liberation through wisdom, through study of the Vedas, contemplation on self-nature.

In Raja Yoga, yogis practice mastery of both body and mind through the practice of the eight senses or branches: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana and samadhi.

Today in Europe, people often practice Hatha Yoga, this is a small part of Raja Yoga, it includes two branches: Asana is the postures to train the body and Pranayama is the practice of Breathing to purify the channels. nadi) to protect health, including three important sutras (mentioned earlier).

In Buddhism, practitioners are also divided into three types:

1. Bodhisattva wisdom (pannadhika, pali). He is more focused on developing wisdom and practicing meditation than he is devoted to superficial forms of worship. 2. Faith in Bodhisattva (saddhadhika). He puts his full faith in the effectiveness of the mind.

All forms of worship were his forte. 3. Effort Bodhisattva (Viriyadhika). He is always looking for opportunities to serve others. Nothing makes the Bodhisattva Diligent Effort more joyful than active service. For him, work is happiness, happiness is work.

Through the above two classifications, we see a similarity between:

* Wisdom Bodhisattva and Jnana Practitioner (Jnana Yogi)* Faithful Bodhisattva and Bhakti Practitioner (Bhakti Yogi)* Diligent Bodhisattva and Karma Practitioner (Karma Yogi).

There are many Buddhists who believe that Yoga is a pagan religion and should not be mixed with Buddhism. In my opinion Yoga is a science like math, physics, electronics, etc. v. . . it’s not a religion, it’s not the property of Hinduism, anyone can practice it.

Martial arts Shaolin Buddha did not teach, why do monks in Shaolin Temple practice?

Computers are not the invention of Buddhism, why are all temples in Europe and America using them today?

The Anuttara-Yoga-Tantra of Tibetan Tantra also talks a lot about the three sutras (Sushumna, Ida, Pingala) and chakras, but only mentions four instead of seven.

Please briefly describe the seven chakras, later if I have the opportunity I will write more about the details.

There are seven major chakras located along the central channel Sushumna from the bottom of the sacrum to the crown of the head.

Energy color area on the body

1. The First Chakra:

Muladhara chakra (sanskrit). The position is between the anus and the genitals, equivalent to the Hoi Yin point of acupuncture. It is represented by a red four-petaled lotus, its sanskrit syllable LAM. The fire maiden Kundalini lay prostrate here.

When a yogi achieves this chakra visualization, he will master the earth element, eliminate past karma, know the three times of the past, present, and future, and enjoy natural bliss.

2. Second Chakra:

Svadhisthana chakra. The position is about four fingers below the navel, equivalent to the Quan Nguyen point, represented by an orange six-petaled lotus, the syllable is VAM. Accomplishing this chakra visualization will master the water element and the senses, and know the monde astral.

Craving, anger, conceit, jealousy and other defilements are eliminated. Escape from death.

3. Third Chakra:

Manipura chakra. The position is between the navel and the sternum (sternum), equivalent to the Center point. Represented by a ten-petal yellow lotus, the syllable is RAM. Yogis who have accomplished this chakra contemplation will master the fire element, no longer fear burning fire, and be completely free from disease.

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4. Fourth Chakra:

Anahata chakra. The position is in the middle of the chest, equivalent to the Dan Trung point. Represented by a green twelve-petaled lotus, the syllable is YAM. Accomplish the visualization of this chakra, master the wind element, freely fly in space or enter another person’s body, full of the virtues of gods and universal love.

5. Fifth Chakra:

Visuddha chakra. The position is just below the neck, equivalent to Thien Tuc point. Represented by a sixteen-petaled blue lotus. The syllable is HAM. Accomplishing this chakra visualization will master the space, the body will never decay, even if it is time is annihilated, attaining wisdom through the four Vedas and the three times: past, present, and future.

6. The Friday Chakra:

Ajna chakra. The position in between the eyebrows where occults often call the third eye, is equivalent to the point of India. Expressed as a blue two-petaled lotus, the syllable is A. Having accomplished this chakra contemplation, the Yogi eradicates past karma, becomes a fully liberated person in the present life, and attains the eight divine miracles. siddhi and thirty-two sub-magic.

7. The Saturday Chakra:

Sahasrara chakra. The position is right on the top of the head, equivalent to the Bach Hoi point. Expressed by a thousand-petaled lotus in purple, white, and yellow colors. The syllable is OM. When the Kundalini stream of fire runs up here, the Yogi becomes one with God, becoming a fully liberated enlightened being.

Absorbs energy in the natural universe and then radiates it to nourish the bodies (gross and subtle). In the normal healthy person, these seven chakras are all functioning properly, neither fast nor slow, not blocked.

But when being strongly emotional or repressed emotionally, or having an accident of strong contact in the body, the chakras may be damaged, function abnormally, and rotate in the wrong direction.

Since then, the body gradually loses energy, Eastern medicine calls this period the blood and blood not flowing.

We can go to acupuncture, take tonics, but that is only a partial relief, because it cannot restore the balance completely, because the wound is deep in the chakra.

The theory of Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, and the Meridians of Oriental Medicine has been introduced into Buddhism. Among the monks, there are famous doctors like Tue Tinh Zen Master (14th century) and more recently the Venerable Thich Tam An.

Monks and nuns also have people who study acupuncture to save humanity and realize the Bodhisattva’s ideal of compassion. Now, if we know the theory of chakras, we have more effective tools and means to save humanity.

* The first chakra: Muladhara, presides over the vital energy (énergie vitale), in short, the life force, the will to enjoy life.

Cultivators who have the mind of boredom will inadvertently slow down this chakra or, worse still, rotate in the opposite direction, causing more and more life force to be lost, the body is weak, prone to illness, and from there the soul will return. more and more bored. Such practice is no different from committing suicide.

* Second Chakra: Svadhisthana, presides over the creative sexual energy (énergie sexuelle). Most often think that cultivation is to destroy sex, because sex is desire. Practitioners must not desire anything!

So, monks, do you want a big temple with a big statue? Do you like crowds of Buddhists coming and making offerings? Needless to say, do cultivators want to be liberated? Do you want to become a Buddha? Want Nirvana?

So are those “wants” sex? When hunger wants to eat, when thirsty wants to drink, is that sex?

If it is sex that needs to be destroyed, then the monk must abstain from eating, drinking, and even breathing to die! Lust (sex) in itself is not harmful, not sinful.

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Harmful or not depends on the object of desire. The desire for the body is called sensuality, the desire for beauty is lust, the desire for wine is the lust of wine, and craving for these often leads to suffering because of craving without satisfaction.

Wanting to practice is called cultivating sex, wanting to be free is called liberating sex, wanting to Nirvana is Nirvana, these desires are not harmful! But most people still think sex is a bad thing. Sex is a substance, a force that pushes us to reach an object or goal.

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If you don’t “want” to be liberated, how can you practice?

Because “want” the happiness and happiness of Nirvana, “want” to get rid of samsara’s sufferings, so they find the Way to liberation! The second chakra is related to physiological phenomena, male and female. Who doesn’t have sex, unless you have arahantship.

During puberty until about the age of forty, this chakra helps the gonads (glande sexuelle) to function so that one can continue the lineage.

Unmarried cultivators, more repressive, sexual repression, do not know how to transform often make this chakra deadlocked, from which it is easy to get sick, especially uterine diseases.

I once read in the newspaper that in a line of Christian nuns in America, the nuns were swimming in a swimming pool.

* Third Chakra: Manipura, presides over the relationship between the individual and his surroundings.

When the individual lives in harmony with the surrounding environment, knows how to express emotions, does not suppress emotions, this chakra rotates normally.

But when being bullied but can’t fight back, you have to try to control your anger, when you see injustice but can’t say it, when you’re worried but don’t dare to show it, etc. v. . .

In general, all emotions cannot escape but are kept inside, which will make this chakra sick, slow down or not rotate or rotate in the opposite direction.

At the temple, the nuns often suffer from stomach pain due to worries that cannot be resolved, liver or gallbladder pain because of anger but can’t say it, back or kidney pain from being consumed too much but not daring to resist, intestinal cramps because of fear that did not dare to ask for help, v. v. . .

In general, all abdominal symptoms are signs of not knowing how to deal with colds contact with the surrounding environment.

* Fourth Chakra: Anahata, is the center of love, it is closely related and affects the heart.

In life, as a (sentient) human being, everyone wants to love and be loved, to love and be loved, but the situation is not as easy as it seems. I love the other person but the other person does not love me back, so my pride is hurt, I become hesitant to love anyone anymore, afraid that my love will be rejected.

So gradually the heart closes, not being watered by love, making this chakra deadlocked. When this chakra is blocked, the heart area does not receive the energie vitale, which is one of the causes of chest diseases such as congested heart, heart cancer, breast cancer, asthma, etc. v. . .

Diabetes is also a disease of the psychosomatic type, although some doctors consider it an inherited disease.

According to psychologist Thorwald Dethlefsen (pictured below), sugar and other sweeteners represent love and affection. What child does not need the love of his parents, what child does not like to eat sweets.

Even adults are also sweet, just like to be flattered, not like harsh words.

According to modern medicine, diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin in the body, so they inject this substance into the patient to regulate sugar in the body. The simple phenomenon of this disease is that the body cannot absorb sugar so that it can be lost through the blood or urine.

From there Thorwald Dethlefsen infers that people with diabetes are people who have lost the ability to love, do not know how to absorb love.

A person with diabetes needs love just like anyone else, but it is not reciprocated because he himself cannot give love or has not learned to love others. At the temple, it seems that the big monks often suffer from this disease, perhaps because Buddhists cook food for MSG too much or you accidentally blocked this fourth chakra (chakra 4).

* Fifth Chakra: Visuddha, is the center of communication, information through speech.

People who know how to speak politely, clearly and clearly, it is a sign that this chakra is open and working well.

When this chakra is deadlocked and sick, the person involved often has problems in expressing his or her opinions, concepts or feelings such as choking, resentful, unable to speak, or wanting to say it doesn’t match or isn’t enough. enough words, fear of public speaking, etc. v. . .

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This is only an approximation because there are many other psychological factors. Regarding diseases in the body, this chakra is related to the thyroid gland (glande thyroide), severe can cause goiter, mild sore throat or stiff neck. . .

* Sixth Chakra: Ajna, the center of consciousness, related to the mucous glands (glande pituitaire). People who work on the mind a lot, this chakra is stimulated, from which there is the ability to think sharp. On the contrary, when this chakra is not opened, the person involved will not be intelligent and lucid, making it difficult to distinguish between right and wrong.

* Seventh Chakra: Sahasrara, is the center of the union between the small self and the Great Self, the union with God or complete enlightenment. In vivo it is related to the pineal gland (glande pinéale), which remains obscure to modern medical circles.

In ordinary people, this chakra is very weak but not deadlocked. It is the bridge between man and God, between impermanent material life and eternal spiritual life. In people who know how to live the spiritual life, this chakra is slowly stimulated and opened, helping them to advance quickly on the Path because they receive the blessings above.

The above is just a summary of the seven main chakras, in the human body there are many other minor chakras in the joints of the hands and feet. In addition to the chakras, man also has aura (aura) and seven subtle bodies surrounding the four elemental body.

The Theosophical teachings mentioned these things, but before that I considered Theosophy as a pagan school, so I did not pay attention. Recently, since 95, I have had the opportunity to meet some friends from Europe and the West, some of whom can see the aura.

There are a few places in Paris that take photos of the aura using Kirlian’s technique, and I was curious to try and verify it with my friends. From the beginning of 1996 until now, through study and practice for the purpose of healing for myself and for others, I have been able to touch the chakras and the four subtler bodies of man.

As for the aura, I have not yet been able to see it, but I have a friend named Martin from Canada in Québec, who is a painter and hairdresser, who has had a natural ability to see auras from an early age. Thanks to Martin, I learned many old and strange things.

Why old strange? The old is because of the teachings on chakras, auras I already know but never experienced, strange because Martin can see and tell me. Normally my aura is yellow-orange, when I started chanting Om Mani Padme Hum, Martin said that the aura around my head turned blue.

When I chant another mantra, the aura changes color. Every time I take a different mudra, the aura around my hand changes color depending on the mudra. Not only does the aura change, but the chakra associated with mudra also changes affected.

Through my cooperative experiences with Martin and several other friends, the matter of chakras, auras, and the subtle physical body is no longer occult or pagan doctrines for me but a matter as obvious as the I felt the table and chair. Vietnamese Tantric practitioners chant mantras according to the pronunciation of Chinese characters.

Even though the pronunciation is not correct with Sanskrit, if you sincerely believe it, it is still effective. The effectiveness here is largely due to trust. According to Mantra-Yoga, correct pronunciation in Sanskrit is very important.

Sanskrit, also known as Pham sound, is the language of the Gods and Brahmas, not an ordinary sound, each word has its own vibrational effect.

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When pronounced correctly, a mantra (mantra) has the ability to raise the mind to a higher plane, go beyond the dualistic consciousness, penetrate into the subtle layers of consciousness and thereby experience the absolute truth for yourself. . This is a kind of science about sound, the purpose of achieving truth, spiritual development, not to command ghosts or powers like wind and rain.