What is the Spiritual Heart?
The Spiritual Heart is literally the Self. It is the reflection of the Formless Brahman (Ultimate Reality) in the Human Body, two digits from the right side of the chest and is the location of the feeling of “I”. However Brahman can reflect in various spiritual centers in the body. Ultimately the Spiritual Heart in the gateway to the Divine the body. The location of the spiritual heart is wherever the individual soul starts to meet the cosmic soul. It can be the Crown chakra, the brain, the heart, or the navel, depending on one’s system of cultivation. With Self inquiry, one will start perceiving light pervading from the heart center at the right side of the rest. However for the real cosmic light to radiate in the body the Heart Lotus in the center of the chest must open. This is a very high level of attainment very few yogis and masters reach.
What is your experience of the Heart center on the right side.?
When I first began self-inquiry in November 2013, every time I asked the question “who am I” I felt a tiny throb of energy in the right side of my chest. My life-force, which before had always been clutched to the feeling that I was just the body, slowly began to unclutch from the body identity and fall into the the pure Space, which is the Source. This was before I read about the Heart on the right side as described by Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi. Soon after, I read how Sri Ramana described the experience and I was happy my practice was producing authentic results.
This tiny vibration in the Spiritual Heart Center expanded into a full blown SUN by July of the next year. As one slowly progresses to Realization, the presence of the Spiritual Heart begins to intensify and open. When my life-force fully merged into the Heart, light started flowing out of the point two digits to the right side of the chest, as described by Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi.
What about the Crown Chakra?
The Crown chakra also will fully open when your feeling of ‘I’ fully drops into the Self. It will feel like your head is missing, and you wont be able to tell the when ‘you’ end and your surroundings begin. Instead of your head you will experience a great ecstasy and bliss pervading you from the top of your head. It is directly corresponds to an experience of Cosmic Oneness. It is also an opening to the cosmic energy. When meditating in the Self, one’s life-force will travel upward and stabilize at the crown of the Head to meet the Cosmic Space. When various points awaken in the brain it is easier for the body to radiate with light.
Can you speak a bit about the Grace of the Guru?
Grace of the Guru is everything in spirituality. I have a Guru still who I will forever bow at His feet. My enlightenment came through the Guru. There is the outer guru and then there is the inner guru who is with you at all times even before you find out about spirituality. the inner. Life is designed for you to raise your consciousness. The Guru is the doorway to the Ultimate.