THE TREACHEROUS BEAUTY OF OMKAR KRIYA
Hridaya grandhi bheda is not limited to the single process of the “piercing” of the “heart knot”.
“Bhead” also means a mystery. Discovery of all the mysteries of the heart is not limited to the sentimental memories, stored there. It is the perception of the origin of the heart, the reason for it’s existence and the source of life and discernment of God or Vasudeva, who lives in it; all of it will be explored by the sadhak.
Q: Is “the piercing of the heart’s knot” is somehow connected with Omkar Kriya, given at the higher stages of the yogic practice?
A: Omkar Kriya is beside the step of the Hridaya Granthi Bheda. It is done for the transition, or transference of the consciousness.
This Kriya will be given after yogic experience of the suspended animation. Because only after experience of Samadhi one can realize an exact moment of Death; he will be able to recognize the point or the boundary between the Life and the Death.
You will have to travel through fascinating and dangerous experience of meeting, facing and knowing the Death itself and than travel back to Life.
Allegorically speaking, you arrive to the threshold of Death and pull the knob of the door, which separates realms of Life and Death. You will carefully open this door and peek inside without entering; after observing what lays beyond it, the door must be carefully closed so you can return back to Life.
It is a pretty dangerous Kriya, the yogi should be well prepared to tolerate this experience. Even slight mistake will lead to the collapse of entire nervous system and will shot down the body.
Samadhi, as an experience of death, leads to the opening of the subconscious mind opens…
I will repeat again: when the subconscious mind is awaken, the new energy will be too overwhelming for the unprepared physical body to tolerate. One has to be ready to withstand such experience and to come back from it.
So, the wise ones would prepare their bodies to enter a state of suspended animation first; when their brains eventually would “wake up” in the states of Samadhi, there would be no harmful effects for the body. Omkar Kriya teaching is given after the sadhak masters Samadhi. His bode is tuned up, nervous system is able to withstand boults of new energies and his psyche is already familiar with the journey to the “other side”.
Q: How would you define Omkar Kriya?
A: Omkar means “transference”. Mentally you “see” the “place” where you want to be – and you arrive there. Intense focus on desirable destination results in “teleportation” of the conciseness.
That is a beauty of this Kriya.
At the moment of physical death this will take you wherever you want to be.
That’s why Samadhi is a pre-condition to the practice of Omkar Kriya: in the state of suspended animation you see your future destination. And everything else: where you’ve came from and where you are heading to. The point and reason of your origin and possibilities of your future development, all these answers will come in Samadhi. Focus your mind, concentrate it between your eyebrows – and start the journey.
Omkar Kriya is very delicate practice- you can “be” or, if some mistake happens, you might stop to “be”, cease to exist. You can’t make a mistake in this practice and come back, saying “oops, sorry…”. There will be no one to come back. We are dealing with the Life Force itself while exploring the kingdom of Death. Although this realm called differently there.
So far everything goes safe in my personal practice.
In Gita Krishna does not say “at the time of your death”. Instead He says: “When your journey begins.”.
This transference of the consciousness by the means of Omkar Kriya is just a new beginning.
FIERCE POTENCY, NOT THE TIMING
Q: In the book “Twilight language of Gorakhbodh”, yogic comments to the ancient text by the Nathas, you’ve explained the literal meaning of “Omkar” as a “change of dimension, change of place”, transference of the consciousness.
“The last sacred yogic technique performed before the final departure from the body is called Omkar Kriya. Repeated 3 456 times in each chakra for the duration of one inhalation and totaling in 20 736 pranayama, Omkar Kriya signifies the yogic power of transference of the spirit.
Highly advanced yogis’ practice Omkar Kriya as a method of changing the dimension of the earthly plane, leaving the used physical shells of their bodies and moving on to a different address, knowing exactly their next destination.”
Here is a question: how is it possible to repeat Omkar in one inhalation 3,456 times in each chakra?
How is it possible to perform 20,736 pranayama physically?
A: This calculation is done based on the proportions of the Shvasahita pranayama, a technique of the Kriya yoga, which all of you are successfully practicing already.
It means that one Omkar kriya has the same power as a practice of 20,736 Shvasahita pranayama.
Every next pranayama is 12 times stronger when the previous one – that is a principle of the Kriya technique – and that’s why they are given in the exact numerical proportions and with the gradual increase.
Omkar Kriya is a technique, which carries a potency of 20,736 Pranayama.
Duration of this practice is about 2 minutes.
Q: How come? Given numbers of the pranayama in each chakra should result in several hours of the practice? How is it possible to repeat so many inhales in all chakras?
A: It is the potency and the power of this technique. By the time of learning and performing Omkar kriya a yogi had been in the numerous Samadhis and mastered necessary skills and force for this vigorous performance.
If something goes wrong in the process, it can be dangerous; you are touching the moment of Death itself – and coming back again and again.
Remember, this technique is learned and practiced during your lifetime so the threshold of death could be easily crossed at will. When you take a firm and irreversible decision to leave the body.
So, it is not the duration of the inhales, not the count of time of the air intake, but the potency of this pranayama, called an Omkar kriya, which allows your mind “to cross over”
I will give a simple example, based on the power-lifting sport: one guy is bench-pressing, say, 50 kgs. In one repetition. Another accomplished sportsman is bench-pressing 500 Kgs in one take.
The effect, the impact on the body will be very different for each one of them.
Ability to bench-press 500 kg in one go will take a lot of preparation and training and strength.
They do the same exercise, but their results will be different. The same is with this practice, which culminates in itself all the skills, acquired in the years of yogic preparation.
It is a concentrated and fierce power of the perfected performance, not it’s duration, which will lead you to the highest results.