Sri Sutrananda created the 10 weeks or 20 days Enlightenment and Self-Realization Program and the 40 days or 20 weeks Master’s Training to help others remember what they have forgotten. Enlightenment it is everyone’s god given birthright. Once Enlightened, people remember who they really are. Sri Sutrananda’s program bridges ancient theories with modern day examples about how to achieve Enlightenment and Self-Realization in today’s world for today’s people. Sri Sutrananda says that his way is not the only way, it is merely another way proven to work. Remember “Paths are many, truth is one”. He says that Fear and Guilt is the only thing that separates you from the Truth of who you already are and what you already know in the depth of your being.
Enlightenment goes parallel with Self-Realization. Through Enlightenment, your capacity to understand expands because your brain activity increases, expanding the capacity to absorb and process more information. The frequency or vibration of your being changes and you are no longer affected by events that have provoked you in the past. For example jealousy is a low vibration and one cannot be affected by this vibration when the vibration of the soul has been refined.
In Yoga Self -Realization is knowledge of one’s true self. This true self is also referred to as the “Atman” or “soul” to avoid ambiguity. The term “Self-Realization” is a translation of the Sanskrit expression “Atman Jnana” (knowledge of the self or Atman). The reason the term “realization” is used instead of “knowledge” is that Jnana refers to knowledge based on experience, not mere intellectual knowledge. Self-Realization begins by asking the questions:
Who am I?
What is the real truth?
What is this world about?
What or who is god?
According to Master Paramhansa Yogananda “Self-Realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it comes to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence, and all that you need to do is improve your knowing.” Sri Sutrananda teaches Self-Realization using “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjaili,” translated by his beloved Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda and “Inside the Sutras” by Rev. Jaganath Carrera, whom he has had the privilege of knowing personally, and his own modern interpretation of the Sutras, what he call Gentle Wisdom.
“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ” are one of the six Darshanas of Hindu or Vedic Schools and alongside the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika are milestones in the history of Yoga. The reading of the Sutras is part of your path (training). Read a couple of Sutras (short terse phrases) a day and slowly digest it until the understanding becomes part of your soul, do not worry if you don’t understand them fully at the beginning, just keep up with your practice and your reading without any expectations. You will find yourself opening up to a whole new reality. The Enlightened person becomes a wise person when knowledge learned is applied.
One of the vehicles to Enlightenment and Self-Realization is Pranayama, and one or the six branches of Yoga: Jnana Yoga (Yoga of wisdom), Raja-Yoga (Yoga of meditation), Hatha-Yoga (Kunda Yoga Sequences of Poses), Karma yoga ( Yoga of service and good will), Bhakti-Yoga (Yoga of devotion), and Japa Yoga ( Yoga of sound).
Evidence of Kundalini has been conveyed throughout the science of Yoga for at least 5000 years, it is only in the last 50 years that masters scholars and erudite from all over the world have started to pay attention and talk about it; countless books from many different authors describe it, explain it and all of them talk about the awakening of it and the magical powers that come with the arousal, but very few grasp the essence of this magnificent divine energy. I will not repeat what has already been explained and said by some other reputable authors such as: Gopi Krishna, CW Leadbeather, Sir Arthur Avalon, Osho, Sri Sivananda and many others. Instead I will take you on a journey that will show step by step the path to enlightenment and self-realization, welcome to your inner journey. In most human beings Kundalini is dormant; it lies with in the Kunda within the Muladara (root) chakra. To understand the process of Enlightenment and Self-Realization, first, we must understand how our physical and energetic body function.
The physical body it is composed of glands, nerves, flesh, blood and bones; in the process of enlightenment and self realization, the nervous system and the glandular system are of paramount importance. Enlightenment it is a neurobiological change in the brain, this neurobiological change re-pattern the structure and physiology of the brain. Once this process completes itself, a person finds himself or herself in a permanent state of enlightenment. This is not necessarily a mystical state, but simply a state of experiencing reality as it is, without the limiting filters and conditioning of the human mind. Enlightenment is a very natural state, the enlightened person becomes much more functional, joyful, loving, and efficient in every aspect of life. Religion has nothing to do with enlightenment, nor even spirituality. It is a purely neurobiological phenomenon. Once enlightened, your guiding light will come from within yourself, and you will reconnect with the essence within whatever religion or spiritual tradition you belong to or don’t belong to. Now, you may ask; how long it will it take me to become enlightened?
Well, it depends on many factors, including the state of your chakras and nadis, your childhood conditioning, and your fears and resistance to change. Some people have become enlightened in very little time, some others require a much longer period of time. But the important thing is that you WILL become Enlightened, it is your God given birth right. Once Enlightened you will not be plucked out of the world. You will continue to live your life, do your work, and engage in your relationships. As you become more present with each moment, each ordinary moment will become an extraordinary experience. You will discover that what you have called love was simply the survival needs of a neurotic self. You will begin to experience unconditional love and limitless joy in all your relationships, including your relationship with yourself! Once you become enlightened, you will be no longer trying to run your life from your limited perceptions of life and reality. You will find that the entire universe moves through you. Synchronicities become a way of life, opportunities will come your way with seemingly little effort, at this point you just have to be alert and recognize what God your creator is sending your way, then life will become spontaneous and easy. As I said, it is your God given right. Now, let’s begin by understanding and knowing ourselves: The human body is composed of 108 Chakras and 72,000 Nadis. The idea of Chakras and Nadis first appeared in the earliest Upanishads (7th-8th century b.c.e.). The concept was developed in the later Upanishads from 2nd century b.c.e. to the 2nd century c.e. and later – In the nascent Yoga and Tantric schools. Out of the 108 Chakras we will learn about 10 of the main Chakras and 3 of the 72,000 Nadis. When Kundalini is awakened, it rises from the Kunda within the root chakra call Muladara, her channels of ascension are the 3 main Nadis: Sushuma, Ida and Pingala . In it’s ascension, Kundalini pierces each of the seven main Chakras until it reaches the top of the head. From bottom to top the Chakras are: Muladara, Svadishtana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuda, Ajna and Sahasrara. In it’s rising, Kundalini also activates some other sub chakras including Lalata which is responsible for the awakening of spiritual powers as: Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience and many other which are call Sidhis.
Kundalini it is a divine force that lies within all of us, all religions one way or another affirm that God did create man at his/her own image. “ Coiled like a snake at the base of the spine, Kundalini is the spiritual force that lies dormant in every human being. Once awakened, often through Meditation and Yoga practices, it rises up the spine and finds expression in the form of spiritual knowledge or self realization, mystical vision, psychic powers, and enlightenment.
Excerpt from Kundalini in the 21 st Century by Sri Sutrananda
Kunda Yoga is a scientific system designed for the harmonious development of the individual in the twenty first century. Sri Sutrananda has taken the most significant part of each branch of Yoga creating a perfect harmonious combination of Asanas, Pranayama, and meditation to bring about self-realization. Kunda yoga brings about enlightenment , by first, creating inner balance, second, purifying and energizing the endocrines glands and nervous system, and third synchronizing the left and right hemisphere’s of the brain.
Kunda Yoga it is one of the paths to Enlightenment and Self Realization, It WILL transform your life.