Spiritual enLight-enment is an energetic process whereby you channel progressively greater intensities of Spirit-power, or Light-energy, until you awaken. When this Spirit-power is sufficiently violent, it severs your Heart-knot, and you spontaneously recognize yourself as Siva — inseparably united with Shakti in an eternal Dance.
By contrast, Ramana says Kundalini is another name for the Self. In other words, for Ramana, the Self is not just static Consciousness, but also dynamic Energy; in other words, Siva-Shakti. Although Ramana is considered an Advaita Vedanta guru, his teachings transcend the tradition.
[His list of best books in the esoteric spiritual traditions:]
Sat-Darshana Bhashya and Talks with Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi (avoid the dumbed-down Inner Directions version), Sri Ramana Gita, Zen Teaching of Huang Po, Teachings of Tibetan Yoga, Some Sayings of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon, The Knee of Listening, The Method of the Siddhas, First and Last Freedom, The Philosophy of Sadhana, The Cycle of Day and Night.
This page was first published on June 20, 2021, last revised on June 20, 2021, and last republished on June 21, 2021.