The fire has to be brought inside the house, instead of burning the town, to keep the house warm. The practise of Tantra is all about recognizing and harnessing this energy for a bigger outcome. It is an irony that India being the country with so much work in this field, is also the country that is suffering the most with lack of practice in that. If we could bring back the exposure in an appropriate manner, I feel we could have more fiery saints than demons of fire.
"A person who has one eye on the goal has only one eye left to see the path ahead. If you focus on the path instead with both the eyes, you will reach the goal anyway." This was said by him to emphasis the process, which I will remember always. As I listened to his ways of reaching out to the people who may benefit from his messages, I really appreciated how well he knew his process. His methods are modern and his messages are ancient and applicable still today.
My curiosity took me deeper into the mysteries of these items as I did not look at them as something to make profit from. As I delved deeper, the mysteries of the Rudraksha and Gemstones unfolded and I understood how they actually worked. Being from Science background helped me further to understand the concept of resonance and vibration and chakras.
You can not re-write the history of India doing away with the religions. Spiritual quest has left its mark again and again in its various layers. Now that "spirituality" and "religion" have become so difficult to separate, it has become safer to throw both out and dwell in a cleaner space of neutralism where either "we don't talk about religion at all" or "if we do talk, we should include all in carefully measured equal proportions".
With the popularity of yoga, "chakra" has once again become a word that is heard sometimes. What can we learn about ourselves through the understanding of chakras? How can the problems in our lives be better tackled if we learn to balance these energy centres? We will create our personality colour-charts after we learn to evaluate our chakras. We will thus be aware of our negative and positive sides and be able to see many unknown links behind our traits that affect one another. We will explore colours in a new way touching upon a part of this ancient practice of chakra yoga.
Why is Saraswati in white attire? Why does Durga have 10 hands? Why is owl the vehicle of Lakshmi? What do the gods and goddesses mean and why are they so many in number? Can the deities be useful in our daily lives or are they just part of our rituals? In a step by step manner, as we pick up the visual language through the understanding of colours, symbols, metaphors and personifications, we will gradually get closer to the secret messages the deities hold for us.