Saturday, July 25, 2009
Speaking of the Sahasrara, the lotus of a thousand leaves, is completely obsolete, because it's a pure philosophical concept. Without any substance to us. It is above all experience. In Ajna there is still the experience of the self that is seemingly different from the object, the God. But in Sahasrara there is no difference. The next conclusion could be that there is no object, no God, there is nothing but Brahman. There is no experience because it is One, without a second. It is asleep, it is not, and that is why it is nirvana. (non-dual)
Sahasrara is positioned above the head or at the top of it and it has 1000 petals which are arranged in 20 layers each of them with 50 petals. For a discussion about the petal count see also petal (chakra) Sahasrara chakra symbolizes detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining supramental consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one. Often referred as thousand-petaled lotus, it is said to be the most subtle chakra in the system, relating to pure consciousness, and it is from this chakra that all the other chakras emanate. When a yogi is able to raise his or her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of samadhi, or union with God, is experienced. In the West, it has been noted by many occultists[attribution needed] that Sahasrara expresses a similar archetypal idea to that of Kether in the kabbalistic tree of life, which also rests at the head of the tree, and represents pure consciousness and union with god.
SEVENTH CHAKRA: CROWN
INDIAN NAME: Sahasrara
NUMBER OF LOTUS PETALS ASSOCIATED: 1,000 or 972
PHYSICAL BODY LOCATION: Top of the head
COLOR: Violet or White
ELEMENT/SENSE: Thought / Will
ASSOCIATED GLANDS: PINEAL - cerebral cortex, central nervous system, right eye.
FUNCTIONS: Vitalizes the upper brain (cerebrum)
GEMS/MINERALS: Amethyst, alexandrite, purple fluorite, sugilite, quartz crystal, diamond, selenite,
FOODS: Purple fruits and vegetables. Associated with fasting.
VIBRATIONAL FREQUENCY - KEYNOTE / VOWEL SOUND: B / Ohm
QUALITIES/LESSONS: Unification to the higher self. Oneness with the infinite. Spiritual will, inspiration, unity, divine wisdom and understanding, idealism, selfless service. Perception beyond space and time. Continuity of consciousness.
NEGATIVE QUALITIES: Lack of inspiration, confusion, depression, alienation, hesitation to serve, senility.