Bhagavad Gita

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Manipura Solar Plexus Chakra

Manipura Solar Plexus Chakra - Fire element - Ram

Passed through the water, the Sun arises. The first light after baptising. The Pharao climbs in the sun-bark of Ra, travels through the night and conquers the snake, after which he rises together with God and sails heaven in al eternity. After baptising you go straight into hell. Because what is passion, what are emotions? There is the source of Fire, there is the abundance of energy. Someone who is not on fire is nothing, he is ridiculous, 2-dimensional. He has to be on fire, even if he makes a fool of himself. There has to be a fire, otherwise there is no light, no warmth, nothing.

Rebirth, you receive the immortal soul you at first did not posess, you are a twice-born. Like Jesus you are now no longer a simple personality, but a non-personality or symbolic personality, you now belong to the entire world, which is somewhat more important than the role of being the son of Joseph and Marie!

Manipura is the center of identification with God, where one is part of the divine substance. You are now already part of timelesness, no longer merely 3-dimensional, but now belonging to a fourth-dimensional order of things where space does not exist and time is not - but only eternity exists. We see a new image of ourselves.
The Ram is a far less imposing creature than the elephant or leviathan/crocodile, when this evolutionary stage is reached, it is relatively easy to quell the passions, subdue the ram, and proceed to the Anahata Heart Chakra. The ram is Aries, the house of Mars: the firy planet of the passions, impulsiveness, violence etc. It is again the elephant but in a new form. Not longer the unovercomable power but an animal of sacrifice, the small sacrifice of the passions. The danger has become less, your passions are a lesser danger than drowning in the unconscious.

It is positioned at the navel region and it has ten petals which match the vrittis of spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and sadness. Manipura is associated with dynamism, energy, and will-power. It is associated with the power of fire, and digestion. Manipura is said to radiate and distribute prana to the rest of the body. In this sense, it is roughly similar to the Chinese idea of the dantian in qigong.

PHYSICAL BODY LOCATION: Above the navel, below the chest
COLOR: Yellow
ASSOCIATED GLANDS: PANCREAS- adrenal glands, stomach, liver, gallbladder, nervous system, muscles.
FUNCTIONS: Vitalizes sympathetic nervous system. Digestive system, metabolism, emotions.
GEMS/MINERALS: Citrine, gold topaz, amber, tiger eye, gold calcite, gold.
FOODS: Starches, yellow fruits and vegetables.
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Will, personal power, authority, energy, mastery of desire, self-control, radiance, warmth, awakening, transformation, humor, laughter, immortality.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Taking in more than one can assimilate or utilize. Too much emphasis on power and/or recognition, anger, fear, hate, jealousy, Digestive problems.

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