The Root Chakra
Hello students and Friends,
Greetings on this warm summer afternoon. Some babies crawl before they walk. In 1970 there was this cute silly little baby girl that crawled backwards first (me). With that in mind studying our Zen we will review the Chakras starting from you guessed it -the bottom up to the top backwards. Is it really? I mean we could start at the top but that would mean we made it straight to enlightment without the hard work involved to spirtually grow up to the top as a student.
The Root Chakra-Muladhara is said to be located near the basal end of the spinal column and it’s symbol is a yellow square lotus that is surrounded by eight shining spears on the sides and corners with four red petals. The diety of this region is Indra who is yellow in colour with four arms holding a vajra and blue lotus in his hands. Mounted on the white elephant is Airavata who has seven trunks which depicts the sevel elements vital to phyicial functioning of the body. sometimes you with see Ganesha instead of Indra and Ganesha wears coral orange skin and a lemon dhoti with a green silk scarf holdina laddu in his hands, a lotus flower and a hatchet the fourth is raised in the mudra of dispelling fear.
The Root Chakra is the foundation chakra “Muladhara”.Muladhara is located at the base of the spine, and is related to the perineum, near the anus. Being associated with the sense of smell, it is associated with the nose, and being associated with excretion, it is associated with the anus.
The Root Chakrais were Kundalini awakening begins. This is also referred to as the “red bindu” which meets up with the “white bindu” in the head to unite female and masculine energies or “shakti and shiva”.It is associated with the element of the earth and smell.
By meditating thus on Her who shines within the Muladhara Chakra, with the luster of ten million Suns, a man becomes Lord of speech and King among men, and an Adept in all kinds of learning. He becomes ever free from all diseases, and his inmost Spirit becomes full of great gladness. Pure of disposition by his deep and musical words, he serves the foremost of the Devas.