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Sri Gorakshanath

Source: http://www.shivashakti.com/siddha.htm

Gorakshanath: Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati: #HathaYoga #Adinath

'The Parampada is also known as Anama, or the nameless. The Pinda itself is Shakti. Pinda means, literally, a ball or an egg. This egg is the cosmic egg or Macrocosm. and also the microcosmic egg, or the human being. It has six forms, called in this text Para (Supreme). Anadi (Without Origin), Adi (Origin), Mahasakara (Great Body), Prakrita (Natural Body) and Garbha (Womb-born Body).

Each of these six aspects of Pinda has itself five factors, these being subdivided into five other divisions. So each of the six aspects of Pinda has 25 qualities.

The five divisions partake of the nature of Space, Air, Water, Fire and Earth -- the five elements or Bhutas. This work primarily belongs to the Kanphat or Gorakhnathi tradition, and having many contacts with the Adinath tradition, should be compared with Kaula Jnana Nirnayam (Prachya Prakashan, 1986). Descriptions of the chakras should not be taken at face value. Many different chakra systems exist. It is only in recent history that the one described in Avalon's Serpent Power has come into general vague.

The first of the six Pindas is Para, or the Supreme. This is identified with Shakti, whose 25 divisions are shown as follows:

Para Pinda

1) Nija or indwelling Shakti, with the five qualities Eternity, Stainlessness, No Sound, No Light, No Emanation. 2) Para Shakti with the five qualities of Non-dependency, Immeasurability, No Divisions, Endlessness, Unmanifastness. 3) Apara or Manifestation Shakti, with the five qualities of Quivering, Emanation, Abundance, Distinction, Vibration. 4) Sukshma or Subtle Shakti, with the five qualities of Wholeness, All Extensiveness, Immovability, Firmness, and Changelessness. 5) Kundalini Shakti with Her five qualities of Fullness, Reflectiveness, Mightiness, Power and Openness.

Anadi Pinda

1) Parampara or Uninterrupted Line, with five qualities of Spotlessness, Without comparison, Beyond all, Without form, Never appearing. 2) Param Padam or Supreme Part with five qualities of No Parts, Very Highest, Without Movement, Numberless, Supreme. 3) Shunya or Void with the five qualities of Playfulness, Fullness, Agitatedness, Unsteadiness. Fickleness 4) Niranjana or the Stainless, with the five qualities of Truthfulness, Spontaneity (Sahaja), Perfect Assimilation (Samarasa), Attentiveness and Omnipresence 5) Paramatma or Supreme Being with five qualities of Imperishability, inability to be Divided, Inability to be Cut, inability to be Burnt, inability to be Destroyed.

Adi Pinda

1) Paramananda or Supreme Bliss with five qualities of Vibration, Happiness, Power, Quietude, Eternal Bliss. 2) Prabodha or Manifestation with five qualities of Arising, Growth, Shining Forth, Expansion, Light. )) Chidudaya or Arising of Consciousness with five qualities of Good Meditation, Discrimination, Doing, Knowing, independence. 4) Prakasha or Illumination with the five qualities of being Undisturbed by Things, Completeness, being Unaffected by Thought, Sama or Equipoise, and Relaxedness. 5) So-Aham or That I Am with five qualities of lmmortality, Entireness, resting in one's own Atma, Cosmic Meditation and Equality with All.

Mahasakara Pinda

1) Maha Akasha or Great Space, with the five qualities Space, Intactness, Untouchability, Consisting of the colour blue, relating to Sound. 2) Maha Vayu or Great Air, the five qualities being Moving About Trembling, Touch, Drying, consisting of the colour purple. 3) Maha Tejas or Great Fire relating to Burning, Cooking, Heat, Sight, and the colour red. 4) Maha Salila or Great Water with the five qualities of Flowing, Moistness, Liquidity, Taste, and the colour white. 5) Maha Prithivi or Great Earth, with five qualities of Grossness, Different Bodies, Firmness, Smell, yellow.

Prakrita Pinda

1) Earth with the five qualities of Bone, Flesh, Skin, Veins and Hair. 2) Water with the five qualities of Saliva, Sweat, Semen, Blood, Urine. 3) Fire with the five qualities Hunger, Thirst, Dream, Languor, Idleness. 4) Air with the five qualities Running, Swimming, Stretching, Bending, Disappointment. 5) Earth with the five qualities of Disease, Hatred, Fear, Shame; Delusion.

The work then proceeds to give five-fold qualities of many other things which seem to pertain to the Garbha Pinda. They are enumerated below.

Qualities of the Antakarana

The Antakarana is the inner complex carried from birth to rebirth. 1) The five qualities of Manas (mind) are Resolution, Wavering, Folly, Stupidity, Mentality. 2) The five qualities of Buddhi (reason) are Discrimination, Dispassion, Peace, Contentment and Patience. 3) The five qualities of Ahankara or Ego are Wishing to have contact, the feeling "this is mine", My Happiness, My Sorrow, This is Mine. 4) The five qualities of Chitta or Observation are Pondering, Constancy, Memory, Reflection, and Making one's own. 5) The five qualities of Chaitanya or full awareness are Reflectiveness, Skill, Steadiness, Thoughtfulness, and Indifference.

The Five Kulas

1) Sattvas -- the five being Compassion, Duty, Mercy, Devotion and Faith. 2) Rajas the five qualities Giving, Enjoyment, Eroticism, Possession, and Having Wealth. 3) Tamas with the five qualities Argumentativeness, Grief, Quarrelsomeness, Bondage and Fraud. 4) Kala or Time with the five qualities Divisions, Periods, Movement, Measure, and Lack of Substance. 5) Jiva or Embodied Being with the five qualities Wake, Dream, Deep Sleep, the Fourth, and that beyond the Fourth.

The Five Shaktis of Manifestation

1) Iccha, with her five qualities Divine Madness, Desire, Longing, Reflection, and Achieving what is Desired. 2) Kriya, with the five Making Love, Effort, Action, Steadiness, and adherence to one's own Kula-cluster. 3) Maya with her five qualities of Arrogance, Envy, Deceit, Acting, and Playfulness. 4) Prakriti with her five qualities Hope, Thirst, Eagerness, Wishing, Duplicity. 5) Vak or Devi as Speech with the five qualities Supremacy, Pashyanti, Madhyama, Vaikhari and Matrika.

The Five Gunas of Personal Experience

1) Karma, the five being Good, Evil, Fame, Dishonour, Looking to the results of action. 2) Kama or sexuality with the five qualities of intercourse, Liking, Playfulness, Desire or Lust. 3) Moon with 16 Kalas, and a 17th called Nirvana. 4) Sun, with 12 Kalas and a 13th called Shining by its own Light. 5) Fire with 10 Kalas, the 11th being Light. (In these last three gunas the 17th, 13th and 11th Kalas are each taken as a synthesis of 16, 12 and 10),

Channels of Bioenergy (Nadis)

These are enumerated in the text as Ida, Pingala -- both of which are related to the nostrils; Sushumna, which is the central channel, Sarasvati, which is on the tongue; Pusha and Alambusha related to the eyes; Gandhari relating to the hands and the ears; Kuhu, which goes to the anus; Shankhini, said to be the lingam aperture. The Brahmarandhra is related through the central path to all of the 10 Nadis.

The 10 Vital Breaths or Vayus

These are related to different functions in the body. The most important vital breath is Prana, said to reside in the heart and consisting of expiration and inspiration, relating to the letters Ha and Sa (Hamsa).'

+ Sri Gorakshanath: Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati:
+ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorakshanath
+ http://www.shivashakti.com/siddha.htm

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