Today I began meditation by reading Lalleshwari’s vakh
. As I closed my eyes and remembered Lalla’s words, I became aware of energy spinning within the sushumna
. I focused on that energy and felt streams of bliss flowing through my body. “Oh, how wonderful!”
I feel so fortunate that many centuries after Lalla wrote her vakh
, I have a Siddha Guru who has awakened Kundalini Shakti within me, and who continually guides me to nurture the awakened shakti
through her teachings and the practices.
a Siddha Yogi from Massachusetts, USA
As I sat for meditation today, my mind was busier than usual. For a while, my attention was caught up in the whirl of thoughts about work, politics, and daily life. Then, I remembered reading these lines by Lalla. I was able to bring to mind a few specific words from her vakh
, and as I focused my attention on these words, my state immediately shifted.
I felt a spaciousness inside. My mind became quiet, almost still, even while it reverberated with words from the poem: sushumna
, lake of nectar, sahasrara
. My mind became fascinated with these words. And then I seemed to experience the state she describes in her poem, where thoughts and forms dissolve into the void.
I am amazed and grateful that these centuries-old words of Lalla's had the power to transmit both her ideas and her experience.
a Siddha Yogi from California, USA