Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Strait and Narrow Path and the Iron Rod


The Strait and Narrow Path and the Iron Rod
Throughout this book I have compared the strait and narrow path to the central spinal channel  (shushmana). Here is an interesting tidbit about that channel: “If you can vibrate the shushmana then you can vibrate all three surs (ida and pingala and shushmana), which will vibrate all seventy-two major nadis and you can adjust the entire system.”[1] The nadis (see page xx) are like the branches of the ethereal nervous system, which is essentially the tree of life within you.[2] It brings life (prana/Light of Christ) to the whole body. “It is for this reason that when we chant and we use the power of shabd, we consciously locate that shabd in the central channel so that we can vibrate the seventy-two major meridians.”[3]

Shabd (as explained on page xx) is equivalent to “the Word.” From Nephi’s vision of the Tree of Life, we learn that the rod of iron represents “the word of God.” It would seem then, that with the Kingdom of God within you, the strait and narrow path of the spine and the Word have an intimate relationship in bringing you to the tree of life.

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[1] Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level I Yoga Manual (Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute, 2007), 175.
[2] See section on the nadis on page xx.
[3] Yogi Bhajan, The Aquarian Teacher: KRI International Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level I Yoga Manual (Santa Cruz, NM: Kundalini Research Institute, 2007), 175.

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