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The Void (Bhavsagara): Ocean of Illusion
Physical Aspect: Digestion
Qualities: Principle of mastery (Guru Principle), balanced life, stability
Human evolution to date has been a constant battle against ignorance and illusion. Ignorance is something that has to be overcome before we can actually experience the beauty and reality of the Spirit. The area that represents this struggle to cross over from illusion to Reality is known as the Void, or the Bhavasagara (Ocean of Illusion). The Void is the gap between the Kundalini and the vagus nerve of the parasympathetic system. It represents all spaces and time from the beginning of creation to the peak of our evolution in human awareness. It is the vacuum which separates our awareness from the Absolute, the critical gap that can be crossed only through Self Realization.
The Void surrounds the second and third chakras: the Swadisthan and Nabhi chakras. When the Kundalini is awakened, the ten essential human valencies (the ten Commandments) are awakened within. The virtue becomes innate and our whole priorities change. This innate virtue and balance are the true religion and connect us to our higher goals ( “religion” comes from “religare” = ”to connect / unite” in latin). In Sahaja Yoga, we experience the true essence of all religions by achieving Self knowledge through our second birth.
The Void is the centre of our own mastery. As the Kundalini energy enlightens this area we become our own Guru and attain gravity. This grounded state is one of the primary ways that we remain in balance in the midst of our turbulent existence. When the Kundalini rises and fills the Void our attention is led out of confusion and into the awareness of the higher Reality. In this way, we can take control of our own evolution without relying on external forces. Eventually our own introspection will provide answers and keys during our meditation.
As we become our own master, we are able to discern the right from wrong, the Truth from falsehood from within. The other side of the coin is the principle of discipline. It is important for us to recognize Truth in a humble and open-mind. The great Masters throughout the ages have been most humble. In this way, they surrender their ego to the Divine and are able to teach with absolute authority, even when directly challenging the establishment of their time. The Master is there to always steer the disciple to the right path, away from wrongs and excesses.
The ten embodiments of the Primordial Teacher / Master are Socrates, Confucius, Moses, Abraham, Zarathustra, Lao-tse, Mohammed, Raja Janaka, Guru Nanak, and Sai Baba of Shirdi. They came to help us overcome different deviations from the path of Virtue and Balance ( Dharma) through precepts and discipline. They have taught us the ways of righteous living that maintain codes of conduct by which human degradation is avoided.
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“Swadisthana Chakra, which is for our creativity, is directly connected to that ego there. And when it starts rotating round the Void and going to the various parts of the Void, it collects all the problems of the Void. Void is that green circle within us where physically we have in the Void, we have uterus, we have kidney – it’s a complete viscera: all the intestines, ascending, transverse, descending colon, liver, is the upper part of liver more, then also pancreas and the spleen. So all the problems of these organs are collected by this chakra which moves.
[The Swadisthan Chakra] comes out of the Nabhi Chakra and moves round and round and round, and collects all the problems. It nourishes, gives power, the vital power to these organs, and also it generates necessary power for our creative action. It also collects the fat cells of the Void, convert it into the proper cells for the brain, for its use, for the grey matter. All this work it has to do, one chakra. It manifests aortic plexus outside. On the physical level we call it as aortic plexus, and it has got six sub-plexuses which look after all these organs. This is meant for our action. When we go into action, this chakra starts working.
By the first power, which is on the left-hand side, we desire. But by the second one we go into action, and it’s called as kriya shakti. Now when this action starts within us, it produces the byproducts or we can say all the problems of these organs, which are to be deposited somewhere, and they are all deposited in the brain as ego.”
— Shri Mataji, 22 October 1979, public programme, Caxton Hall, London, UK
“Sometimes we have wrong ideas also about our seeking. The seeking comes from the third center, which is in the navel. The navel which is called Nabhi Chakra, is the navel point. But it’s all in the spinal cord. Now this third center is the center which gives us seeking from the very beginning when we were amoeba. We started seeking food. Then as we became higher and higher and higher in our seeking of food. We became human beings. Then we started seeking money, possession, power, fame.
Then spiritual seeking came, we started seeking in religious outsiders organizing religions, calling God, devotion, dedication but nothing worked out. So we started a deeper seeking, meditating at this time, also people came down from all over the world to teach you meditation.
Now meditation cannot be taught. It’s a happening when you are in meditation. You cannot go to a meditation. It is not like a small little house or a temple or a building where you can enter into. It’s a happening. You are pushed into it. You just become in meditation. And this happening take place only when this Kundalini pierces this fontanel bone area and you get an actual baptism, actual, not artificial. You can see with your naked eyes, the pulsation of this Kundalini, the rising this Kundalini and also the pulsation on the head here till it stops you start feeling the cool breeze coming simultaneously. That should happen to you otherwise don’t believe in any tall stories.”
— Shri Mataji, 31 October 1980, public programme, Newbury, UK