What is Kundalini?
What is Kundalini? Let me take you from your own experience of life. In your house, there is a plug-point in the wall. The plug-point in the wall does...
What is Kundalini? Let me take you from your own experience of life. In your house, there is a plug-point in the wall. The plug-point in the wall does not produce any power. There is a huge power station somewhere else which is producing the power, but it cannot give you power directly. It is the plug-point which gives you the power. Kundalini is the plug-point not the power station. It is not a 3-pin point, it is a 5-pin point.
You might have heard of the seven chakras. Of these seven, one – the muladhara – is like a plug-point. Five of the remaining six chakras are the plug. The seventh chakra is like a light bulb. If you plug it in, then everything about you glows. If you are properly plugged in, keeping the lights on twenty-four hours of the day is not an issue anymore. You don't have to turn off your power.
Even right now, you are alive, so life energies are functioning of course, but in a very miniscule way. If the whole of it becomes available to you, there is no limit to what you can do out of it. But you are not plugged in. You are trying to generate your own power. So you eat five times a day, but still you are tired most of the time. It is a struggle to keep life going.
Energy is not just in terms of physical energy or activity, energy is in terms of life; existence is energy. Knowing that is like knowing the foundations of life. If you understand the ways of the energy, you know the whole mechanics of creation. So if you are plugged in, you are plugged into an endless source of power – that is Kundalini.
To plug in an appliance, if your hands are shaky, you will scratch the whole wall but you will not get the plug in. In the same way, to put the 5-point plug in is difficult for a lot of people because there is no steadiness in their body, their mind, their emotions or their energies. Yoga is just to get the necessary steadiness so that you can just plug it there.
Yoga is just the science of getting the plug properly in so that there is an uninterrupted source of power. Once you are connected to this uninterrupted source of power, naturally you will proceed in the way life should. Naturally you will proceed towards the goal of what life is longing for. You will not get lost with your fancy ideas, dreams, thoughts, emotions or entanglements of the world. You just go straight on because now you are constantly in touch with the power source – that which is the source of creation.
Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and a New York Times bestselling author Sadhguru has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India in 2017, the highest annual civilian award, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.