of Three Enlightenments
Title: Enlightenment Yoga :-]
By PETRI EINIÖ
This essay is heavy going, so I'll summarize the main
ideas to try to make it easier. The author believes
there are three different kinds of enlightenment. He
says he has all three and gives directions for attaining
them as quickly as possible.
to him, the three kinds of enlightenment are:
says the first kind of enlightenment, witness-conciousness,
is the kind you get by watching your mind and actions.
(In Theravada Buddhism this watching is called mindfulness;
in Patanjali's yoga it's called becoming the seer.)
If you practice this enough, you, the observer,
become permanently separated from your mind. To attain
this state, the author of this essay recommends a particular
method. He says, "While seeing,
if one also sees oneself seeing, at the same time, one
is in the state of Witnessing and Consciousness."
According to him, mindfulness is a byproduct of the
desired state, not the state itself. You'll know when
you're watching your mind correctly because your consciousness-of-being-conscious
will make a "strong perfect circle." This
circle is the "main thing" to aim for here.
If you practice this for one hour every morning, you'll
have a good chance of attaining this enlightenment in
second kind of enlightenment, Brahma-awareness, is the
"main enlightenment." When you attain this,
you are desireless and you see the all-pervading awareness
in all things. The author says you get this enlightenment
from celibacy, or, to be more precise, by reducing your
addiction to orgasms.
third kind of enlightenment, awakened kundalini, is
the easiest to get, according to the author. All you
have to do is receive shaktipat (initiation) from a
guru whose kundalini is already active and "follow
[the] instructions." Once this happens, the chakras
grow to their full strength automatically in about two
original English text follows. I haven't edited it (except
for minor corrections like punctuation and verb agreement)
because I was afraid I might inadvertently change the
meaning, but in several places I've added a word or
phrase in brackets for clarification.
December 28, 1999
have three enlightenments
1. WITNESSING AND CONSCIOUSNESS: CONSCIOUSNESS YOGA
Witnessing Consciously is a byproduct
of being consciously conscious -- this is the key, and
the door; being conscious that one is conscious = Consciousness,
a circle -- eyes open; one hour (most often enough)
every morning uninterruptedly (hard work), then
it will be [i.e., continue --ed.] the rest of
the day very easily.
is the sunlight
of our soul. Next morning one has to start again. In
about eight months, with about 75% success, it will
be permanent -- one will never lose it again. Bhagwan
Shree Rajneesh alias Osho ([Rajneesh] Chandra Mohan
[Jain]) is the half-best knower of this: I become a
Witness ("a fully conscious person"); a Sakshi;
a Soul; Am-ness with the help of his past half-brilliant
info of witnessing (originating mainly e.g. from Sri
Shiva's 112 methods of meditation, and then from Gautama
Buddha's Suttas -- mindfulness, vipassana, etc.), in
1994 ("past" because my knowledge is better).
Shree Rajneesh has all three enlightenments, but he
teaches only the witness, the rest is mainly demonic
teaching; including the attitude of the witness -- he
teaches it as a whole attitude to be taken and that
is very destructive, it should be only a half attitude:
a hamsa (witnessing -- according to me; an opening
to the spirit, here between the eyes' opening; "the
third eye") that is connected to Agnya chakra,
not the other way around because we are mainly the mind.
are also methods that might make it a little easier
to be Conscious, like keeping the attention at the top
of the head (or anywhere), to help keep up the uninterruptedness
of Consciousness. Shri
Mataji has said it unclearly somewhere (not teaching
it clearly -- her focus is the Kundalini, and she may
not be a Sakshi). The point is the Conscious-state,
not the method that might be of some help during the
first hour, and not the Conscious-state's by-products,
mindfulness, etc. Only mindfulness [i.e., mindfulness
alone --ed.] like only breath awareness/consciousness,
walking awareness/consciousness, vipassana, consciousness
of the spirit (it is not consciousness, it is awareness:
consciousness of the awareness only) etc. are perhaps
not enough: not enough consciousness of the consciousness
itself, not a strong perfect circle which is the main
thing. The top-of-the-head method might be good. Especially
a Sahaja yogi might perhaps find it good (I don't know
in practice because no Consciousness happens when I
use it, or any method, it already is). Perhaps, because
it is not so direct, like mindfulness methods are not.
I practised some breath awareness, walking vipassana,
movement awareness/consciousness, and I tested many
methods (over 112) in 1993. Vipassana, movement awareness/consciousness
is an extra fun in Consciousness.
seeing, if one also sees oneself seeing, at the same
time, one is in the state of Witnessing&Consciousness,
the land of the sungod; this shows what a Conscious-state
is, a most direct but still-subtle method.
this method one becomes most easily conscious of the
Conscious-state and that is the real thing, then one
needs no methods; I didn't use any method. Just uninterruptedness
to stay in that Conscious-state.
BRAHMA AWARENESS: BRAHMA YOGA
The main enlightenment.
This one gets by becoming a celibate (a BRAHMAc[h]ar[ya];
ac[h]arya, spiritual teacher). After about
(e.g.) three months (the most Hardest part of celibacy;
and it doesn't fully end there: there are still more
and more periods to go, years) the curtain that active
sex created will disappear and one will see the all-pervading
Awareness, Brahma. (Gita III:38-39). This I got in 1996.
(is-ness) is the moonlight of our soul. Then it will
become Nirvana in one year automatically (all children,
about under 13, are in Nirvana); two years more and
this Brahma-Nirvana will become Brahma-Nirvana-Atma.
The first 18 months, with periods of 3 + 6 + 9 months
= 18 months; the next 18 months is one period, then...
perhaps there is no full end, only almost. 3 + 6 + 9
+ 18 + ?. Study here is not ready.
less addicted have probably less hard times. Castration
is perhaps an option, perhaps the same gain, and no
effort; but the addiction must "fully" decrease
first. The redness of the lips (tongue and nipple redness
seems to correlate) tells how much sex addiction one
has. (Some things, like some hotnesses, make lips temporarily
more red). With celibacy one's skin-colored part
of the lips will also vertically (down-up; horizontal
line) increase (about 2 or 3 mm in about 2 or 3 years,
but then it stops there; next life another 2-3 mm --
the middle channel theoretically gives the same, in
about 7 years). Fully skin-colored lips means: no sex
addiction. Shri Mataji: the power of sex desire can
be seen from the redness off the persons lips. I have
since developed the first sex theory (actually, it is
the orgasms per [month] addiction level -- not the desire
level [power level ½-ok]) -- Sahaja Yoga does not know
about it (they do not know the laws of addiction --
they have not been publicly invented yet). Sahaja Yoga
is not for celibacy. The decrease of sex addiction,
I think, comes from the middle channel also, one just
doesn't get the Brahma. A big help is a salt pack: when
sex is really Roaming, one sits on a salt pack (first
chakra), the Roaming will disappear -- without salt
pack it takes hours to stop, once it starts. This addiction
stops decreasing after about 2-3 years on skin colored
part of the lips, but it goes still more passive, decreasing,
on redness. Study here is not ready. One will be addicted
to it in one's next life again, but not so much. Brahma
Awareness is the Kingdom of Heaven. One must have the
Kundalini awakening first (plus at least seven years
or more to that [i.e., seven or more years following
awakening --ed.] if one chooses castration --
the addiction is probably not going to decrease after
castration, but after about seven years or more it perhaps
won't decrease much with Kundalini awakening, the middle
channel, either. Sex is part of the first chakra, nothing
is ever going to transcend it, but the addiction can
be [i.e., can be transcended --ed.] (it can take
many lives to fully go) if one must have Brahma Awareness.
There is a possibility that the Brahma year makes one
automatically the Witnessing&Consciousness; if not
then one works it next.
[i.e., there's a possibility that a year after the second
enlightenment is attained, the first enlightenment happens
automatically; if not, one works to attain the first
KUNDALINI AWAKENING: SAHAJA YOGA
This I got in 1995 when
an acquaintance of mine woke my Kundalini. It's easy
to get this the most important enlightenment: just find
a Sahaja yogi, and ask your Kundalini to be awakened;
attend collective Sahaja Yoga and follow instructions.
has all the necessary info for one to get this enlightenment.
Sahaja yogis (99.9%) have only this one enlightenment
-- including the people who write about it. Shri
Mataji Nirmala Devi (Mrs. Nirmala Srivastava) the
only real Kundalini Mahaguru, as far as I know, has
two or three enlightenments.
may not be a Witness. If she is a Sakshi then she must
have developed the Witness [a bit more correctly: The
Consciousness. Because the witness is always there --
we often think that the spirit is the witness, one just
has to become Conscious, for it to be moment to moment
existential witnessing -- this is why we, the mind,
cannot do witnessing, one can do only consciousness.
The mind -- not its process -- can also be the witness
but the same holds good] in this life. It's not easy
to make the Conscious state permanent -- nothing about
8 months is mentioned anywhere, not even about the one
hour. The Witness is easiest to develop after the two
other enlightenments. One other known enlightened person
perhaps having three enlightenments was Sri Shiva).
"known" problems created by the Kundalini
are taken from the beginning celibacy, they have nothing
to do with the Kundalini. I think the whole mistake
started from one person [Gopi Krishna] who become a
celibate and just used the name Kundalini. [One often
does feel some disturbing spots in the body after about
six months -- back of the head, maybe, being common
-- then one just balances the right Swadishthana or
lets the "eyes" rest; stress etc.] Kundalini
awakening should be considered pleasant. When the Kundalini
awakens one often feels nothing -- it is mainly a small
the waking of the Kundalini the middle channel chakras
will get awakened and will grow to their full strength,
automatically, in about two years. Their work is to
balance. During the next, maybe, nine months one feels
the middle channel strengthening, physically, also;
the fears will be one of the first problems to decrease.
This is the best enlightenment to start with.
itself can be used to balance and to clear. In 1996
I Kundalini-meditated (Sahaja yoga) about ten hours
every day (my needed full time was about fifty minutes).
I had a burn-out, plus the hardest times of celibacy
going; I have a normal 10x15 photograph of Shri Mataji,
and it also fitted well to my problems. In 1998 I Kundalini-meditated
-- separate time -- when needed for balancing or clearing.
When not needed there is no need to meditate, there
is no need to do yoga, if one is a Sakshi, a Conscious
human being. Or for study. Or for Kundalini flow or/and
Dhyana-Samadhi yoga meditation. Just keeping the attention
uninterruptedly at the top of the head (above Agnya
[Xmind] chakra), and the Kundalini flow is soon there
(in the top, upper head, brain[s], Temples, and in the
Xmind, [and channels, chakras]). Then one keeps one's
attention uninterruptedly in about that flow. That is
all. The flow, vibrations, (can) become better after
e.g. ten minutes of uninterrupted flow. Sahaja Yoga
techniques can be used. I need a photograph of Shri
Mataji to have a stronger/cooler flow; it's enough that
one uses it at least once a day or/and having it there
in normal home life to have a better flow, then one
may not need anything.
great tip (to some people): ice pack. I used it a lot
every day for three years. It is very good for hot intelligent
processor -- right Swadishthana, in and on (its aura)
the right side of the lower stomach, 14-301 min., it
will speed up its "outer" cooling -- "inner"
mainly follows the laws of addiction, karma.
Vibrations. To create a photograph effective enough
for sahaja Kundalini meditation needs more imbalance
and perhaps (must with live; perhaps with a photograph)
many Sahaja yogis. That is why only Shri Mataji's photographs
are used -- though, if one is there in collective Sahaja
Yoga with the same or more amount of imbalance one will
have the same maha flow, or flow. It is
a catalythical /synchronicity phenomenon. Normal photographs
give (vibrate) feelings etc., of the person's soul happenings,
at that time, to Deities (we are one of them, the Xmind
-- it's real) -- and I witness that happening in myself.
My picture -- Brahma 1997 (next month
Nirvana) -- vibrates peace, staying power, odor. I am
the only one in this room. Computer pictures also vibrate
feelings etc., but less lively. About Kundalini I am
not so optimistic when it's not a photograph that is
developed from the original negative. Not a photograph
quality -- nor is the hardware.
The one in sahajayoga.org,
or some other. I don't think they wake up the Kundalini.
First the Kundalini vibration wakes the dormant Kundalini
(can a picture etc. do that), then raising it may
be needed (pictures etc. pull up might do that,
but it is only a pull up: it does not wake the Kundalini
-- can raise etc. it only if it's already awakened).
At least one gets some idea, perhaps even some experience
(many experience is not because of the picture's etc.
Kundalini vibrations -- also less in pictures).
Not a photograph quality. Pictures etc. are for fun
meditation and study meditation, not for Kundalini meditation.
A strong Kundalini photograph (and a good personal
quality in it) is needed.
gets Kundalini vibrations from many things, and can't
very easily tell whether it's a universal or/and a personal
truth, or what the Deities/Kundalini are meaning, in
this or that particular case. Here one needs more experience
and some study. This is what Shri Mataji calls "The
Meta Science of Sahaja Yoga;" Kundalini and pictures
are only a piece of it; it contains all the vibrations
etc. one can feel in Deities, and so contains the Dharma
also. If one's Kundalini is not awakened one won't feel
any (cool) Kundalini vibrations. If the Kundalini gets
awakened it may take a month (or more) before
one starts feeling the cool vibrations of Kundalini.
How the pictures etc. work? It feels like they have
a "dead" soul of their own; (a light
phenomenon, and then) a Deity sense phenomenon. Deities
(chakras, or part of it; qualities of our soul) read
them. In the same way as psychokinesis of the used things,
like newspapers, have their own vibrations (chemical
=> Deity sensation => mind), kinetic (not a Deities
+ [light] picture [+ memory], Deities + sound [etc.]
[+ memory], Deities + memory [+ conditionings] phenomenon).
Deities read chemical information also; but kinetic
(chemical) vibrations (and memory vibrations [from (Deities
=>) memory => Deities]) change; the vibrations¹
in the picture (from Deities => perhaps memory =>
Deities) don't; a picture contains no (kinetic) vibrations;
Deities create (=read, sense) them from the picture
(+ perhaps memory). How can it then awaken Kundalini
(=Kundalini Deity)? Awakening, I think, needs live (kinetic;
soul, chemical, physical) contact to awakened Kundalini.
Petri Einiö 1998-99
Reproduced with permission from the author's
Reading for Part One
teachings on attaining witness-consciousness are summarized
this article on the web.
more information on mindfulness meditation, see the
Sutta and Gurdjieff's
method of self-remembering.
author mentions Siva's 112 methods of meditation. He's
referring to an ancient book called the Vijnanabhairava
Tantra, and more particularly, to a commentary on
it by Osho. You can read a free summary of the original
on the Hindu
Tantrik Home Page; you can buy a widely-used English
translation of it by Jaideva Sing here;
and you can
buy Osho's commentary here.
Further Reading for Part Two
For more information on Brahmacharya, see Practice
of Brahmacharya by Sri Swami Sivananda. You can
read it for free here.
Reading for Part Three
obtain kundalini initation from Shri Mataji Nirmala
Devi, see her web site here.
a biography of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi see here.
more information on Kundalini Yoga, see Kundalini
Yoga by Sri Swami Sivananda. You can read it for
a list of links to information about kundalini at the
end of this article.