Sahasradala chakra

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“The thousand-petalled (head) lotus: Chakra or centre of the higher will and knowledge”[1]

“[T]he thousand-petalled lotus — sahasradala — above commands the higher thinking mind, houses the still higher illumined mind and at its highest opens to the intuition through which or else by an overflooding directness the overmind can have with the rest communication or an immediate contact.”[2]

“blue with gold light around”[3]

“The sahasradala commands all between the ordinary mind and the supermind — therefore its opening necessarily takes long. But opening by itself only creates a connection or communication — to dwell in that centre, one needs to have overpassed the mind and be able to live mainly in the spiritual self.”[4]

“The crown centre open removes the difficulty of the lid between the ordinary mind and the higher consciousness above. If the ajnachakra also is open, then it is possible to have a clear communication between the higher consciousness and the inner mind and the outer mind (throat centre) also. That is the condition for the realisation of knowledge and the mental illumination and transformation.”[5]

  1. Letters on Yoga – I, p.229
  2. Ibid., p.230
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ibid., p.236
  5. Ibid.

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