One must delve deep

by Pampattic Cittar

English version by Kamil V. Zvelebil
Original Language Tamil

One must delve deep
into the Self of the Heart
and a gentle Fire start;
and know what means In and Out.
And flowing through the net of streams
beyond the false perceptions and dreams
stand firm and gaze above the nose and eyes.

Seeking the Self, Brilliant Supreme Light
I saw, o Snake, the Feet of Bliss and Might!

-- from The Poets of the Powers: Freedom, Magic, and Renewal, Translated by Kamil V. Zvelebil

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Commentary by Ivan M. Granger

This poem directly talks about the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti ("o Snake"), the serpent-like spiritual energy that commonly lies dormant at the base of the spine. During experiences of spiritual awakening, the Kundalini is aroused and it rises along an energetic pathway along the spine until it reaches the crown ("Brilliant Supreme Light"), before it finally settles into the heart ("into the Self of the Heart"), filling your entire awareness with a sense of fire and sweet burning ("a gentle Fire start").

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One must delve deep