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To take up the practice of Yoga, with a definite understanding that it would lead to such-and-such a condition, and those who foster this belief among the people not well versed in the history and the entire application of the system, are not treading on solid ground. This misconception not only leads to wrong endeavour, disappointment, and frustration but also to a tremendous waste of human energy. The only reasonable and safe attitude would be to treat Yoga as a systematized form of religious...

The Secret Of Yoga

In the same manner the term nadis, frequently used in the treatises on Hatha Yoga, is held to signify channels of psychic energy or invisible prana that have no identity with the network of nerves, veins, and arteries distributed over the whole body. There can be no denial of the fact that the potent pranic current generated by the body, on the awakening of kundalini, is of such a marvellous nature, and acts with unerring precision and superhuman intelligence, that it reaches...

Kundalini Fact and Fiction

The general idea prevailing about Kundalini, in both the East and the West, is of a mysterious and fabulous power lying dormant in men, which, when roused to activity, can confer amazing psychic gifts and transhuman states of consciousness on the successful initiates. The belief is current in India and elsewhere that those, in whom the energy vivifies the seventh centre in the brain, are transmogrified and attain unlimited dominance over the forces of nature. This belief is fostered by the high...