Material World Depends on Mind
वेदाधीनम महायोगम योगाधीना च कुंडली।
कुंडल्याधीनम चित्तम तु चित्ताधिनम चराचरम॥
Mahayoga is dependent on Vedas (Knowledge), (awakening of) Kundalini is dependent on
Mahayoga, Mind is dependent on Kundalini and existence of material world depends
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
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.