- Most people die from the lowest chakra, the sex center. There
are seven chakras in the body from where life can go out of the
body. The last is on top of the head, and unless you are enlightened
life cannot go out from that chakra.
- As you move more and more into the present, inside you will come
across seven lights -- what Hindu yoga calls seven Chakras, Buddhist
yoga calls seven lights, seven lamps. As you become more and more
detached from the body, detached from possessions, uninterested in
desires, your energy starts moving upwards. The same energy that is
contained at the lowest center, at the sex center.
- Indian music is more concerned with
sahasrar, the seventh chakra. Western music is more concerned with
the sexual centre, the muladhar. If western music overpowers you,
you will feel sexually aroused. If indian music overpowers you, you
will feel spiritually aroused.
- Music is a very subtle meditation. The
seven notes of music are concerned with the seven chakras of the
body and each chakra has its own note. If you concentrate on that
chakra, you will start hearing that note arising within your body.
The second chakra has two notes, the third, three. One is important,
the other two are just part of it but create a harmony. It goes on
becoming a greater harmony, rising higher with each chakra. On the
seventh chakra it is an orchestra. Each chakra has its own form, its
own music, its own taste, its own smell. The deeper you move inside
yourself, the more you find the whole world, because if it is not
within you, you cannot see it without either. Something is needed to
- All this so-called esoteric knowledge about chakras, energy
fields, kundalini, astral bodies, is dangerous as knowledge. As
experience it is a totally different thing. Don't acquire it as
knowledge. If it is needed for your spiritual growth, it will come
to you in its right time, and then it will be an experience. And if
you have an acquired knowledge, borrowed knowledge, it is going to
be a hindrance.
For example, Hindu yoga believes in seven chakras, Jaina scriptures
mention nine chakras. And Buddhist scriptures say that there are
dozens of chakras, that these are only the important ones which have
been chosen by different schools. They don't give any fixed number.
Acquired knowledge will be confusing: how many chakras? And what are
you going to do with that knowledge, whether there are seven or nine
or dozens? Your knowledge is not going to help; it can only hinder.
- Energy fields, chakras and all esoteric things should be
experienced. And keep your mind clean of all knowledge, so that you
don't have any expectations; wherever the experience happens, you
are ready to accept it.
- It happens exactly like that. There are seven chakras but they
don't exist in the same Places for all people. And there are
experiences but they never happen in the same way to two persons --
they happen very, very differently. So there is no need to know the
physiology of the kundalini, and there is no need to know the
chakras, and there is no need to know what happens finally --
because if you know it you will start hypnotising yourself, and by
and by you will start getting into the ritual. And you will create a
kind of dream around you. And when there are many people doing the
same thing, you tend to fall into the crowd-mind. You start swaying
with the crowd.
- Once awareness has made the third eye
function, once awareness has moved in the third eye and the third
eye starts functioning, becomes alive... That's why Hindus call it a
CHAKRA. CHAKRA means a wheel. The wheel needs energy; once the
energy comes in, the wheel starts moving. By 'movement' is meant
that it starts functioning. Then a great revolution happens in your
being: immediately the lower heart bows down to the higher heart.
- The muladhar chakra has to be relaxed --
relaxed from constipation, relaxed from diarrhoea. The muladhar
chakra has to function at the optimum, one hundred percent, then
energy starts moving.
- Energy is needed, and energy is always
beautiful. If you don't know how to use it, it becomes ugly; then it
goes on running astray. The energy has to go higher. Sex is the
lowest center of your being -- but that is not all: you have seven
centers of your being. As the energy moves upwards, if you know the
key how to release it upwards, as it moves from one center to
another, you feel so many transformations. When the energy comes to
the heart chakra, to the center of the heart, you become so full of
love you become love. When the energy comes to the third-eye center
you become consciousness, awareness. When the energy comes to the
last chakra, sahasrar, you bloom, you flower, your tree of life has
come to a fulfillment: you become a Buddha. But the energy is the
same. Don't condemn; don't suppress. Transform. Be more
understanding, alert; only then will you be able to enter in
- Each chakra has its own colours, so when
you concentrate on a certain chakra you will have certain colours in
your dreams and visions. As you move upwards they change. In fact in
yoga psychology, a person's dreams, fantasies, visions, can indicate
where his energy is exactly, at what centre.
- Sometimes you are deluded by the body. And somehow, if you
manage to go beyond the body, you are deluded by the mind, which is
more of a deluder.
The first three chakras belong to the body. The next three chakras
belong to the mind. And the seventh chakra is beyond both.
Ordinarily, the people who indulge remain in the first three lower
chakras -- they hang there. Those first three chakras: MULADHAR,
SWADHISTAN and MANIPURA are earth-bound. They are earthly chakras,
they are attracted by gravitation, they are pulled downwards. The
next three chakras: ANAHATA, VISUDDHA and AJNA are sky-bound.
Gravitation does not affect them. They are under another law called
levitation; they are pulled upwards. These three consist of the
mind. The body is pulled downwards, mind is pulled upwards. But you
are neither. You are the seventh, which is neither body nor mind. So
the people who indulge live in the first three chakras. And the
people who repress the first three chakras start living in the
second three chakras. But they create a dream-world.
- The center around which one's life has
revolved is the center from where he will depart. The place where he
dwelt the whole life will be the place from where he will depart.
Therefore, a yogi can leave from the agya chakra, and a lover from
his heart chakra. The life energy of an enlightened man would leave
from the sahasrar, the seventh chakra -- his skull will break open
as he departs from there.
- When the energy moves upward you become more and more silent.
Silence is the by-product of energy moving upward and tension is the
by-product of energy moving downward. You will be more and more in
anxiety when energy moves down; you will be more and more silent,
quiet, calm and cool as energy moves upward and inward. And these
words downward and outward are synonymous, and inward and upward are
synonymous. And when you have become silent, that energy is moving
like a flood, it is passing through all the chakras, all the
centers. And when it passes through all the chakras, it cleanses
them, it purifies them, it makes them dynamic, alive, and the flood
goes upward, upward to the last chakra.
Sex is the first chakra, the first center, the lowest -- and we
exist at the lowest. That is why we know life only at its minimum.
When the energy flows upward and reaches to the last chakra, to the
SAHASRAR, energy is at its maximum, life is at its maximum. Then you
feel as if the whole cosmos has become silent: not even a single
sound is there. Everything becomes absolutely silent when the energy
comes to the last chakra. You know the first chakra; it will be easy
to understand through that. When the energy comes to the sex center,
you become absolutely tense. The whole body is feverish, your every
cell is in a fever. Your temperature goes high, your blood pressure
goes high, your breathing becomes mad. Your whole body is in a
temporary delirium -- at the lowest. Quite the opposite is the case
at the last chakra. Your whole body becomes so cool, so silent, as
if it has disappeared. You cannot feel it. You have become bodiless.
And when you are silent the whole existence is silent because the
existence is nothing but a mirror: it reflects you. In thousands and
thousands of mirrors, it reflects you. When you are silent the whole
existence has become silent.
- There are seven chakras, and the anahata is just in the middle;
three below it, three above it. The three below are muladhar,
swadhisthan and manipur. Those three belong to an extrovert
personality. In the west, the majority lives through those three
chakras. And now in the east also, the majority is moving towards
the western attitude of life. These three chakras are very easily
available. They have a certain given function; you need not work
much on them.
Without them, life will become impossible. They are survival
measures, so nature has not given you a choice between them. From
the moment you are born, those three chakras start functioning. They
go on functioning until you die. The whole life is covered by those
three chakras, and the extrovert person never comes to know that
there is anything higher than these. Sex, money, power, prestige,
respectability, name, fame -- they all belong to those three
And the centre of all those chakras is sex. People seek money in
order to seek sex. People seek fame and power and prestige in order
to seek sex. Sex remains the centre of the lower three chakras. Sex
remains the centre of the extrovert personality. His whole mind
revolves around sex.
Above the anahata, the heart, there are three chakras: visudha, the
fourth centre, then ajna, between the two eyes, the third eye
centre, and sahasrar, the last centre, the centre of samadhi, of
Between these two is the heart. Between the introvert and the
extrovert, the heart functions as a door, it is a bridge. Just as
sex is the centre of the extrovert mind, prayer -- or call it
meditation -- is the centre of the introvert mind. But to call it
prayer is more relevant. Between these two -- when a person is just
in the middle, on the fourth chakra, at the door -- love happens.
Love is between sex and prayer.
When sex is a little purified, it becomes love. When love is also
purified, it becomes prayer. So it is the same energy, the sexual
energy, which goes into higher formations. In the east people have
tried to live an introvert life; they have tried to live above the
heart. But both are lopsided. The western extrovert mind and the
eastern introvert mind are both lopsided. To become a total man, one
needs the functioning of all seven. It is not a question of choice.
It is a question of being capable of living in all the centres
without any conflict. There is none -- we create the conflict.