Conclusions of my Sodarshan Chakra Kriya experiment

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1994 I read about the Yoga-Meditation called Sodarshan Chakra Kriya,
of which Yogi Bhajan did promise the Following in 1991:

Sodarshan Chakra Kriya
Meditation for focus and mental purification

(click onto the white numbers for my experience with the individual aspects, or read everything in one go)

1.) Here is a meditation that makes use of prana to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind.
2.) Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya.
3.) This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity. It will give you a new start.
4.) It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest. It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature.
5.) When a person is in a very bad state, techniques imposed form the outside will not work. The pressure has to be stimulated from within.

6.) The tragedy of life is when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.
7.) This kriya invokes the Kundalini to give you the necessary vitality and intuition to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.

0.) POSITION :
Sit with a straight spine (either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground)
Slight Neck-lock (head bent forward slightly)
Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose, or closed if you prefer.

MUDRA AND BREATH:
a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.
b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril. Exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Continue, inhaling left nostril, exhaling right.

TO END: Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.
TIME: Suggested length for this kriya is 31 or 62 minutes a day. The ideal is to start at 31 minutes, but you can begin with 11 minutes, then build up to 31, then 40, and eventually 62.

8.) There is no time, no place, no space, and no condition attached to this meditation.

9.) Each garbage pit has its own time to clear. If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want. You have to decide how much time you have to dean up your garbage pit.

10.) COMMENTS: If you can do this meditation for 62 minutes to start with, then build up to the point where you can do it 2 1/2 hours a day (1/10 of the day),
11.) it will give you the following: ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi,” which are the nine precious virtues and 18 occult powers. In these 27 total virtues of the world lies the entire universe.

12.) When practiced for 2 1/2 hours every day, it will make you a perfect superhuman. It purifies the subconscious and takes care of the human life. It will make you extremely intuitive. It brings together all 27 facets of life and makes a human saintly, successful, and qualified. This meditation also gives one pranic power.
13.) This kriya never fails. It can give one inner happiness, and bring one to a state of ecstasy in life.

After having myself dedicated to it for a complete Saturn-cycle of 28 years,
I would like to share my conclusions about it here:

Meditation for focus and mental purification

Here is a meditation that makes use of prana
to cleanse mental garbage and purify the mind.

My experience with it: RIGHT

What my practice with Sodarshan Chakra Kriya (following abbreviated with SCK) did achieve was to calm down my extreme monkey mind up to the point of staying for hours on one topic – an ability, which I not only miss in pubs, but also in many who do jump from one 11-minute yoga-exercise to the next 3-minute one.

Irrelevant whether one is religious, an atheist , does believe in magic, or simply does something mundane: profound inner changes usually happen once one does manage to stay long on one task.

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Of all the 20 types of yoga, including Kundalini yoga, this is the highest kriya.

My experience with it: PARTIALLY RIGHT

“Kriya” means “a sequence of exercises” in Yoga.
Yes – this kriya in my eyes was the most profound one he did teach.
What Yogi Bhajan (following abbreviated as “YB”), however, did declare as “Kundalini Yoga”, was ‘his own version of yoga, he did teach’.

Because he did distinguish this kriya from the rest of his yoga
(and because he also did teach it late in his career)
He did secretly admit that this exercise does stand out of his realm.

YB once told me personally that he himself was given this kriya by his teacher, to practice, which does make it the only kriya of which we know that he did himself. Otherwise he was never seen even having practiced one of all his Kriyas over a long period.
In part two of my course I will give you a pedigree of SCK I did reconstruct myself.

Despite him having called his Yoga “Kundalini-Yoga”, SCK actually is closest to the principles of ancient Kundalini-Yoga, as I will explain in part 1 of my course.
It would have been more suitable if Yogi Bhajan would have called his Yoga “Sikh-Yoga” instead.

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This is a very powerful meditation for prosperity.
It will give you a new start.

My personal experience: WRONG
The opposite was the case:

For most people
charisma is based on the ignorant comparison to be the biggest fish in a small pond ;
and their success is based on suppressing the collateral damages they cause.

Due to SCK having brought up my subconscious flaws and errors, and did show me what a small fish I am in the large sea, both was destroyed.

Instead of focusing the largest part of my life for success, I used up 99% of my energy for remorse, apologies, the correction of my own mistakes and my ethical obligation to care for fellow sufferers.

The only ones who are profiting from SCK, seem to be 3HO (the organisation YB did found) and its branches; who for this exact reason still dismiss any criticism of him.
For their own short-term gain, they distort history in a similar manner the Christian church did it with the Gnostic Jesus, which in my opinion does create a longterm damage.

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It is the simplest kriya, but at the same time the hardest.
It cuts through all darkness and all barriers of the neurotic or psychotic nature.

My experience with it: RIGHT

The reason I was so fascinated with this kriya was because it was taught in 3 simple short paragraphs:

POSITION :
Sit with a straight spine (either with legs crossed or sitting on a chair with feet flat on the ground)
Slight Neck-lock (head bent forward slightly)
Eyes are focused at the tip of the nose, or closed if you prefer.
MUDRA AND BREATH:
a) Block off the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale slowly and deeply through the left nostril and hold the breath.
Mentally chant ‘Wahe Guru” 16 times, while pumping the navel point 3 times with each repetition (once on ”Waa”, once on ”hey”, and once on ”Guru”) for a total of 48 pumps.
b) Unblock the right nostril and use the right index or pinkie finger to block the left nostril. Exhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril. Continue, inhaling left nostril, exhaling right.
TO END:
Inhale and hold 5-10 seconds. Exhale. Then stretch and shake the body for about 1 minute to circulate the energy.

I do explain the science behind those techniques in part 1 of my course

But what I only did understand after two decades, was that this kriya was called the most difficult, because it clears so many mental misconceptions that ones entire rug of erroneously self-classifications is destroyed and replaced with a obligation towards cosmic connections.

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When a person is in a very bad state,
techniques imposed form the outside will not work.
The pressure has to be stimulated from within.

My experience with it: ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

YB did put this into wise and compressed words.
In my 7-year-long experience with readers I did come to the same conclusion:
Nearly all (like me) were of the opinion to be so spiritual evolved that they would know exactly how to master this Kriya.

However, literally everyone did last only for a few months or years, and they all gave up long before they did reach 1000 days of 2.5 hours, because SCK became to unpleasant for them to face their unpleasant dark sides.
This is why no one so far made it to the third part of my course.

Especially in the our modern selfie-society, many do mistake spirituality with a ‘wellness-attitude’ which does twist reality so that anything unpleasant will either be ‘visualized away’;
or the suffering of others will – in an elitist mindset – be declared as “negative Karma”.

Such blind spots then will generate an ethical excuses to only help people who can afford it, or those who belong to ones clan.
One may use this attitude as a loving and caring facade, but essentially is nothing else than pouring the wine of old role-plays into new bottles of a wealthy and healthy beauty, instead of voluntarily undergoing the unpleasant task of diving into the scary abyss of ones unfathomable soul – a task which at the latest death will bring to us.

Spirituality and a religious devotion to god without taking on own responsibility won’t safe us from distorted worldviews. Vice versa – the mythological belief of ‘him above’ can often lead to a victim-consciousness of ‘them above’; and within the subjective sense to be ‘protected’ or even ‘chosen’ lies the danger to escape {from our society’s karmic Boomerangs of overpopulation, climate-change, and the refugee-crises which will emanate from it} into illusionary pipe-dreams.

This shall not be a dismissal of god, because abstract divine principles themselves are also responsible for mental distortions: The Mayan shift did start very subtle nearly a decade ago, and become saturnically palpable nowadays when the Chinese wood-element started to be controlled by the metal element.

The expanding wood-element did dominate our landscape for 100s of years and relates to war, anger, rigid discipline and actionism; and the contracting metal element does relate to stillness, all bodily-functions and the lungs.
When this did shift, the corona-virus did manifest and the restrictions of lock-downs or mask-wearing drove wood-personalities so mad and intractable that we all now are forced to adhere to the zeitgeist of contemporary science.

The result is that the earth-center of sick as well as healthy people begins to mentally shift, so that according to my cabbalistic analysis in the 2030s capitalism will be shaken up.

A sign of spiritual awakening from “the opiate of the people” goes along with noticing misalignments in our religious and worldly societies, which is why some conspiracy theories are valid and even necessary to serve as criticisms of our current system.

One should, however, in the first two decades of such a process tune up ones own reality delicately with the objective one;
because suppression, or a victim-consciousness combined with a refusal to accept common factual denominators can lead to unsustainable Fantasy-constructs, which in outrage are multiplied unthinkingly so loud in (un)social networks, that they drown out the inner voice of reason and responsibility.

Our slumbering infantile-magical consciousness does want to change reality with the help of rituals or the law of attraction.
That, which still does exist, even one does want to believe in it, shows us that our ego did reckon without the host of the zeitgeist, because 8 billion brains are stronger than ones own. That’s called “egregor”.

Don’t get me wrong – in our kali yuga (age of ignorance) the masses are not right at all, but the very few wise ones have reduced their need for the conveniences of society to a minimum for exactly this reason.

Wealthy neo-liberalists which despite their success also are outraged, indicate that the misconception of most conspiracy-theories does lie in the fight against fellow humans, whilst the main critic is actually targeted against the system which, due to its by artificial intelligence supported logistic, does restrict our soul.

Whoever does utilize technical advantages can not like a child start to change the rules of science in the midst of the game, only to cherry-pick the desired raisins. It does belong to spirituality to bow to the ‘almighty life’ or ‘god’s will’, and to accept unwanted facts as the consequence of ones own imbalances.

As as rule of thumb: The bigger ones outrage against the system is, the more entangled one had been before, the earlier one is in the process of awakening,
and the more delicate one should handle the issue; in order not to perpetuate the cycle of dominance or even become that which main-streamers call insane.

Our educational lack to teach self-realization combined with centuries of religious guilt trips, and the opposite catering to our ego by brainwashing advertisements left many so confused that many put their heads in the sand, or find an orgasmic euphoria linked to their outrage, by subscribing to the most absurd worldviews, which do fade out from within as soon as their ego does give them the absolution to have come to a new insight by themselves.

Back to SCK:
Due to his mere mechanistic approach and his lack of sense for sensitive self-reflection, contemplation or meditation, YB unfortunately used the Sikh-warrior-attitude “pressure”, which did often create an unyielding severity in his students.
In order to take out this rigidity it would be more useful to say “the insight” has to come from within.
Hence the belly-pumping is not about pressure, but the physical guidance of the rational consciousness towards the unconscious gut-feeling.

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The tragedy of life is
when the subconscious releases garbage into the conscious mind.

My personal opinion: ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

That is the secret why nobody – including the most successful people – are immune against unexpected strokes of fate.

  • One can see superstars who suddenly destroy their career neurotically.
  • Can see Gurus (ironically like Yogi Bhajan himself) who abuse their new found power ethically and/or sexually,
  • and even the ultra rich 1% elite which should be able to control everything with their money, is not protected against personal or health problems.

The soul is like a garden in which all seeds are buried, and nobody like to admit to carry unpleasant character trades. In the attempt to create a good impression, such table-tennis balls of inner inconsistencies are so long suppressed under water until the self-regulating conscience releases an inner lock, so that they do pop up twice as high.

Even seeming ‘strokes of fate’ are explainable by the vast array of spiritual principles.

A way to prevent blows of fate is to voluntary clean the skeletons in ones cupboard, even if you may be cheesed of by the smell of them.

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This kriya invokes the Kundalini
to give you the necessary vitality and intuition
to combat the negative effects of the subconscious mind.

My experience with it: PARTIALLY RIGHT

It is difficult to say whether I would have come to such a level of introspection without SCK; and yes, my intuition became much stronger.
But the result of it was, that I did have to experience so many ‘dis-appointments’ in my naive self-deceits that so much frustration, anger and remorse was released that I literally broke down over my constant trauma which went on over more than two decades.

I literally broke down in my own apartment and found out up after having been unconscious for a while, that my back was broken. A year later I got a stroke and a few months after that two cerebral hemorrhages after which I could neither speak nor even crawl anymore – I had to rob on the floor and had a slurred speach.

There was no trace of ‘awakened vitality’ in me; except one would postulate that others did not even recover from those symptoms anymore.
In the end – however I had to stop this kriya, because the constant pressure of belly-pumping additionally did give me heart-troubles.

Yes, SCK does awaken vitality but it is a very strong concentrate, and like with substances the right dosage does distinguish it between being a bliss or poison.
Like in bodybuilding one has slowly grow into it not to overburden ones soul.

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There is no time, no place, no space,
and no condition attached to this meditation.

My experience with it: RIGHT

In nearly 3 decades I did practice SCK at all times of the circadian (day-cycle) clock, and also in all seasons and cycles in the year;
and I can confirm that the success of SCK is not bound to any of those times.

The only reason why I would recommend to meditate before sunrise (which surprisingly is easier to get up than at 6 or 7 am) is, because at that time ones mind is still soft enough to not be engaged in daytime-chatter, and therefore 10 times more patient.

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Each garbage pit has its own time to clear.
If you are going to clean your own garbage, you must estimate and clean it as fast as you can, or as slow as you want.
You have to decide how much time you have to dean up your garbage pit.

My experience with it: PARTIALLY RIGHT

Of course it is true that one can not say, how much junk our soul has accumulated behind a facade of even the most beautiful and seemingly happy person;
but I did observe three mistakes in the timing of our spiritual progress:

  1. Those, like me, who want to force their own spiritual progress and therewith do overburden themselves;
  2. the larger part of the ‘spiritual channel-hoppers’ who do jump from one kriya to the next (which YB unfortunately did cater for with his thousand 3-&11-minute-kriyas).
    The Vipassana teacher Goenka, however, told us in one of his 10-day courses, that one won’t find oil when digging a few feet here and a few meters there – in the same way one only finds profoundness when staying with the same spiritual exercise for a long time.
  3. The majority, however, are the ones, who do evolve slower than their new Karma does increase, like the ones who ride their spiritual bike too slow, and therefor fall of it.
    The slowest ones are people who do not practice anything due to either only believing in the material word or a religion they don’t even live, but only use as a backup in case of problems;
    but there are also the ones, like a former Buddhist, who did only do practice a few minutes daily in the assumption that he would have all reincarnations in the world to evolve. As soon as he did physically and mentally fall apart, his last card was only to pray to the saviour Jesus.
    To people who do think that a strong belief would be sufficient I can say:
    “Yes, in heaven everyone will get their bowl filled – but how big that bowl is, depends on how much you spiritually and ethically evolved on this earth.”

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If you can do this meditation for 62 minutes to start with,
then build up to the point where you can do it 2 1/2 hours a day (1/10 of the day).

My personal experience: WRONG

I myself did manage to build up SCK to 2.5 hours within 2 weeks…
… but then it all broke down after approximately 50 days.
I did observe similar issues in my readers who either did practice daily 62, 31 or 11 minutes. The longer they did meditate daily, the shorter was ther longterm stamina.

That’s why part 3 of my course is most important to me, because in there I will show you two methods I came up with after twenty years of trials and severe setbacks.
With those you can check on your ego; and evolve gently grow into a daily practice of a tenth of a day – not necessary with SCK, but with any spiritual method you personally are drawn to.

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it will give you the following: ”Nao nidhi, athara sidhi,”
which are the nine precious virtues and 18 occult powers.
In these 27 total virtues of the world lies the entire universe.

My personal experience: WRONG

For decades I took the 27 total virtues of the world to be the mysteries of the universe which would be revealed to one – and that is probably in the end the most accurate way to describe them.

They do, however, refer to supernatural abilities, which I will explain in part 1 of my course.
After having practiced thousands of SCK, I did not gain a single wondersome ability.

But what I gained was a mental maturity by which such powers do stand in a different context.
For example, the ability “to convince all” does not mean for me to impose your will onto others, but to take care what for your counterparts is really good. Thereby one does nor fulfill ones own desires, nor those of others, but does look out what in the large context is beneficial

Even “miracle healings” or “free energy” in this context, are not always desired, because those energetic limitations in our current immature society are necessary lessons on our spiritual path.

Wen the spiritual path is compared to a flower, then enlightenment would be the pedestal the blossom, and supernatural abilities leaves which may or may not appear at random.
The reason why some spiritual teachers do have an outright aversion against those so called Sisshis, is because, once you gain them, it is highly likely that you will be entangled in their horizontal worldly direction instead of focussing on the vertical axis of your unity with the divine absolute.

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When practiced for 2 1/2 hours every day, it will make you a perfect superhuman. It purifies the subconscious and takes care of the human life. It will make you extremely intuitive. It brings together all 27 facets of life and makes a human saintly, successful, and qualified. This meditation also gives one pranic power.

My personal experience: WRONG

I definitely did not become a superhuman; vice versa:
My huge house-cleaning did stir up so much dust that the discrepancy between my dharma (ideal life) and my swadharma (life-path) gave me neurotic trades and made me overweight.

All friendships did break, because I did project my stern approach onto others,
my relatives were in despair of my mundane misfortunes,
and my attempt to bring harmony and humour to my neighbours turned me into their laughing stock.

Whilst most are happy to awake from a nightmare, in my life everything went so wrong, that for decades I had a horror when waking up to face the upcoming day again. Only to have a life-task I did suffer my way through my next SCK-session. (SCK never was fun for me).

It could, however be, that SCK did prevent me from sliding down into a much worse fate, which is why I would not like to miss this physical, emotinal and mental adjustment; especially because it seems to me that inner changes are the only aspect of life which does reach beyond death.

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This kriya never fails.
It can give one inner happiness,
and bring one to a state of ecstasy in life.

My experience with it: NO and YES

As explained above, on a mundane level, SCK did obviously fail,
but I personally know people of all religions and spiritual traditions, such as magic, wicca, rosecrucianism,reiki, and spiritual teachers who became caricatures of their own bestsellers who lack the mental attitude I just got a glimpse of:

Due to a lack of unyielding patience and focus, many of them can’t uncompromisingly manifest what they are proposing or secretly hope for – so they unuttered settle for the common denominator of the restrictive beliefs of society.

Whilst the yogic principles behind SCK did certainly release much of my pathological heat an balance myself out energetically; after having had mystical experiences such as hearing the mantra out of my belly or having dived into the realm of visions;
the most difficult process of personal deconstruction for me, was to let go of the pride of me being ‘the meditator’ in order to shed my birds-eye-perspective of someone who does stand above things.

One should not compare yourself to gurus who pride themselves on having pulled through 1000 days of 2.5 hours. What them wearing a turban and a beard demonstrates is mere dedication and discipline; yet their success came from people like you, who strengthen their role of ‘being a teacher’. Successful people do succeed in other endeavours because they engage in a role-play which may crumble (in next life) without the admiration of lesser successful ones.

The reason why Indians deem a wise guru essential for their spiritual progress, and why Westerners pay a lot for medical diets and lifestyle advice, is because rarely anyone of us is deeply in touch with oneself.
The error in much advice however, does not only lie in the standardization, but that spiritual teachers tend to put their last insight first because they do want to share what they were missing out upon themselves.
This does unfortunately lead to followers to rigidly attempt to comply with their dogmas instead of slowly growing into such insights.

An example would be, that it took me decades to realise that my mere mechanistic execution of the exercise did not work without surrendering to a higher context in life, you could call the absolute;
and then me consequently could teach to first believe in the divine, as Yogananda did.

Most people would mistake that with a mythological belief in a human god-father, which would initiate the exact opposite dynamic of begging an authority for absolution and help instead of learning not to hide ones light under a bushel, and to open a channel for cosmic forces by the means of surrendering ones own will.
An orthodox belief can not be forced, but devotion is equally accessible to atheists and believers alike.

Spiritual exercises of any kind are a good entrance point into this kind of surrender; and because the resistance (especially of the Western ego) against them is most difficult to overcome; I start this course with a step zero – a virtual spiritual sanctuary with many articles and self composed musicin which ones inner child can playfully wonder around, before having to undergo any tedious tasks. Fantasy was the first bridge from rationality to spirituality and is today called magic.

An impressive esoteric knowledge as as little to do with practical spirituality as a doctorate in religious science with a deep understanding of god.
That’s why no one should overestimate charismatic eloquent speakers or people who are beautiful, fit or wealthy, because at one point one should get to the point of such an honest and sensitive introspection, that objective standardized norms become irrelevant.

Huángbò Xīyùn explained this in the 1st century already in this way:

The substance of the absolute is inwardly, like wood or stone in that it is motionless,
and outwardly like the void, in that, it is without bounds or obstructions.
It is neither subjective, nor objective, has no specific location, is formless and can not vanish.
Those who hasten towards it, dare not enter, fearing to hurdle down through the void,
with nothing to cling to, or to stay their fall, so they look to the brink in retreat.
This refers to all those ho seek the goal
through cognition.
Thus, those who seek the goal through cognition are
as many as the hair on an ochs,
whilst those who obtain intuitive knowledge are as few as its horns.

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Apart from my SCK-course with self-composed materials, I also have over 8000 documents about Acupuncture and herbs from the London Academy of Oriental medicine which I can mail to you.


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