Material World Depends on Mind

वेदाधीनम महायोगम योगाधीना च कुंडली।
कुंडल्याधीनम चित्तम तु चित्ताधिनम चराचरम॥
~ रुद्रयामल

Mahayoga is dependent on Vedas (Knowledge), (awakening of) Kundalini is dependent on Mahayoga, Mind is dependent on Kundalini and existence of material world depends on Mind.
~ Rudrayamala

The above verse from Rudrayamala explains how the existence of material world depends on our own mind.

Vedas referred above are not books or man made scriptures as is commonly understood but Supreme Knowledge. Mahayoga refers to the four fold Yoga system consisting of :

  • Mantra Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Laya Yoga
  • Raja Yoga.

Mantra Yoga primarily uses some mantra or mystic syllable as a tool to awaken the sleeping Kundalini. Hatha Yoga primarily uses Pranayam and Mudra as a tool to awaken the Shakti. Laya Yoga uses dissolution of chitta in Nada or Sound whereas Raja Yoga uses meditation as the primary tool for awakening the Kundalini Shakti. It should be noted that each of the above forms consist of many sadhanas or spiritual practices. Yogis use some or the other combination of these sadhanas depending on their lineage and capability.

Ancient scriptures mention that Mahayoga is not invented by humans but it was revealed to mankind by Shiva Tattwa and hence it is said that Mahayoga depends on this Supreme Knowledge.

There is only one authentic way of awakening Kundalini Shakti - Mahayoga. If you carefully observe countless styles of Yoga followed and "invented" today you will realize that all of them are based on one or more of the above mentioned forms of Yoga. Mahayoga or Kundalini Yoga uses these forms together to quickly awaken the sleeping Shakti.

Since Kundalini is the vital life force, mind too is nothing but a manifestation of this force. We perceive the material world by five senses (touch, smell etc.) which are tightly connected with mind. However, without mind senses alone cannot give us any "feeling". Thus existence of external world depends on our own mind.


Bipin Joshi is an independent software consultant, trainer, author, yoga mentor, and meditation teacher with over 24 years of experience in classical form of Yoga. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than twelve books on .NET technologies. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he also teaches Ajapa Yoga to selected individuals.

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Posted On : 24 June 2013


Tags : Yoga Hatha Yoga Mantra Yoga Raja Yoga Kundalini Spirituality

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