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"In no other period of history were the learned so mistrustful of the divine possibilities in man as they are now." -Gopi Krishna
"Worked with this man in the late 1970's. There's no doubt that he was of the most important human beings of the last century. Atheists like Hitchens and Dawkins are important in that they oblige religion to account for itself: but it is only through the avenues that Gopi Krishna proposed, that actual progress will be made. If science was more interested in the brain and less in sending toy tractors to Mars, all this would happen a lot quicker" - iain399
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"Gopi Krishna was a pioneer in the land of spirituality." - Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“Gopi Krishna was a psychenaut into the realms of human possibility, an Odysseus of inner space. The publication of his autobiography should be a major event in the documentation of who and what we really are. - Jean Houston, Ph.D., Director, Foundation for Mind Research
Gopi Krishna's description of the changes —psychological, phsyical, perceptual, and biochemical— which can happen to a person who is in the process of an accelerated spiritual emergence process was the first definitive work written for the Western world about kundalini awakening. This new book should be a great comfort to those trying to understand the process. - Emma Bragon, Ph.D., Editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter
Dear Friends of Gopi Krishna,
When Gopi Krishna first visited the U.S., some scientists said that if he wanted his ideas to be taken seriously he would have to work a miracle or two. Well, that is exactly what he did, but it didn’t make any difference. And yet he was only Illuminated, Super-Conscious person to appear on the world stage in the past 1,000 years.
Can you imagine what future scientists and historians will say? In the brief time since he died in 1984, an entire new generation has come into the world, but only a tiny handful even know his name. From that view-point, you are one of the rarest persons on earth today.
Many, if not all, of his books are verifiable miracles. Yes, miracles! What I mean is that if Bill Gates, or Warren Buffet or George Soros, or any other super-wealthy man (and there are thousands of them), were to offer $10 million to anyone who could write even a single book similar to any one of Gopi Krishna’s books, nobody would be able to do it. Nobody is Super-Conscious! And that is what it would take to write such a book.
Here are just three examples of his literary miracles: “The Present Crisis,” which was written in just eleven days, during which time he was also engaged in discussions with four scientists, two of them Nobel Prize winners. The book, 200 pages, was written in a unique style of verse.
Another example is the 17,000-word letter he wrote to Sir Julian Huxley, a British scientist with an international reputation for his writings on human evolution. The letter to him was written in iambic pentameter in only three days.
A third example is the 12,000-word letter written to Captain Edgar D. Mitchell, one of the few astronauts to have walked on the moon. It, too, was written in verse and in about two days.
All of these books are scientific wonders—miracles! Each is packed with new information not available to scientists and scholars. It was easier to sequence the human genome than it would be for any person to write the books Gopi Krishna wrote.
What do you think will happen as soon as thousands of men and women begin to manipulate human DNA for the “fun of it?” It will easy to do. Wait just two more decades, less than 20 years, and hundreds, if not thousands of bright, young boys and girls will be able to clone just about any animal (including humans). Who will stop this from being done?
The reason why Gopi Krishna’s miraculous writings are not known by more than a few is because they are beyond the grasp, or comprehension, of our many of our present-day intellectuals. All of Gopi Krishna’s unpublished writings--more than 15,000 pages--are being preserved deep beneath the Zurich Central Library in Switzerland. But his published books need to be placed in university and public libraries so that they will be accessible to scholars in the future.
But libraries do not want paperback books. They will only accept those bound in hard covers. Our goal is to take one dozen of Gopi Krishna’s titles and have them bound in hard covers and sent to one hundred libraries. The total out-of-pocket cost for this project would be about $25,000. This would cover shipping and handling.
This is not a lot of money, and the honor of contributing to this important cause should rightfully go to Gopi Krishna’s friends. If you would like to make a contribution, large or small, please! send a check or Money Order to The Kundalini Research Foundation, Post Office Box 2234, Darien, Connecticut 06902.
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PROPOSAL FOR A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISM BEHIND HUMAN EVOLUTION
Gopi Krishna was born in 1903 to parents of Kashmiri Brahmin extraction. His birthplace was a small village about twenty miles from the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of the Jammu and Kashmir State in northern India. He spent the first eleven years of his life growing up in this beautiful Himalayan valley. In 1914, his family moved to the city of Lahore in the Punjab which, at that time, was a part of British India. Gopi Krishna passed the next nine years completing his public school education. Illness forced him to leave the torrid planes of the Punjab and he returned to the cooler climate of the Kashmir Valley. During the succeeding years, he secured a post in the Department of Public Works of the State, married and raised a family. In 1946 he founded a social organization and, with the help of a few dedicated friends, tried to bring about reforms in some of the outmoded customs of his people. Their goals included the abolition of the dowry system, which subjected the families of brides to severe and even ruinous financial obligations,and the strictures against the remarriage of widows. After a few years, Gopi Krishna was grantedpremature retirement from his position in the government and devoted himself almost exclusively to service work in the community.
In 1967 he published his first major book in India, Kundalini--The Evolutionary Energy in Man(currently available under the title Living With Kundalini). Shortly thereafter it was published in GreatBritain and the United States and has since appeared in eleven major languages. The book presented tothe Western world for the first time a clear and concise autobiographical account of the phenomenon ofthe forceful awakening of Kundalini, which he had experienced in 1937, and the long process by which he eventually attained the perennially transformed or sahaja state of consciousness. This book, and thesixteen other published works by Gopi Krishna have generated a steadily growing interest in thesubjects of consciousness and the evolution of the brain. He also traveled extensively in Europe andNorth America, during the last seventeen years of his life, energetically presenting his theories toscientists, scholars, researchers and others. Gopi Krishna's experiences led him to hypothesize that thereis a biological mechanism in the human body, known from ancient times in India as Kundalini, which is responsible for creativity, genius, psychic abilities, religious and mystical experiences, as well as sometypes of aberrant mental states. He asserted that ignorance of the workings of this evolutionary mechanism was the main reason for the present dangerous state of world. Gopi Krishna passed away inJuly, 1984 of a severe lung infection and is survived by his wife, three children and grandchildren. Thework that he began is currently being carried forward through the efforts of a number of affiliated foundations, organizations and individuals around the world.
INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES BY GOPI KRISHNA:
THE LAST INTERVIEW WITH GOPI KRISHNA
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THE LAST INTERVIEW WITH GOPI KRISHNA A Conversation about Higher Consciousness and the Evolution of the Human Brain
THE STUFF BEHIND ALL LIFE
KUNDALINI IN TIME AND SPACE
A SECOND LOOK AT HUMAN EVOLUTION
INTERVIEW WITH GOPI KRISHNA AND CLAES NOBEL TALK ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
THE GOAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH A Call for Research into the Evolution of the Human Brain and Mystical Experience
THE GOPI KRISHNA PROPHECY - AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN WHITE
PROPOSAL FOR A SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIOLOGICAL MECHANISM BEHIND HUMAN EVOLUTION
WHY DO CIVILIZATIONS FALL The Fall of Past Civilizations Offers Important Lessons Regarding the Right Roles for Humanity
ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS RESEARCH AND HOW WE CAN HELP SAVE THE WORLD
CREATION VERSUS EVOLUTION
GOPI KRISHNA TALKS ABOUT SEX AND LOVE
GOPI KRISHNA INTERVIEW ON MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE, DRUGS, AND THE EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS
Excerpts from books:
Mystical Experience & Psychic Energy
Beyond theHigher States of Consciousness
Science& Mystical Experience
Living With Kundalini
Evolution& the Science of Consciousness
The Way to Self-Knowledge
The Present Crisis
The Shape of Events toCome
The Wonder ofthe Brain
Nothing So Vital for Peace Among Nations
By Gopi Krishna, Zurich, Switzerland, April, 1976
The day should soon arrive when Kundalini should be a household word and the most hotly discussed topic of the day—when the universities resound with it and the media is flooded with news of it. The secret has been known for at least seven thousand years, but only as the exclusive property of a few initiates. The time has come when it needs to be divulged on a mass scale to become the common property of all.
This is necessary to counterbalance – with the knowledge of the spiritual laws – the unlimited power over the material forces now gained by science and technology. A sharp imbalance between knowledge of the spiritual plane and that of the material forces can be disastrous and lead to the precarious situations which are seen daily in the world today.
Every human being is compounded of two seemingly opposite constituents, the body and the mind. There has been an enormous increase in the knowledge of the body during recent years. This has led to the marvels of modern surgery, as for instance transplants of the heart, eyes, kidney and the like, which one could not even believe possible only a century back. But very little is yet known about the mind.
The progress we have made in the study of the body is in sharp contrast to the poverty of our knowledge about the nature of life. The latest studies of the brain have made, at least, this position clear to the experts that mind cannot be the product of flesh or the result of chemical and electrical activity of the neurons, but it must have an independent position of its own. The old mechanistic or behavioral view is now considered to be outmoded and unbefitting the standard of knowledge reached by science.
The present position in the words of Dr. Wilder Penfield can be summarized thusly: “. . . the mind must be viewed as a basic element in itself. One might then call it a medium, an essence, a soma. That is to say, it has a continuing existence. On this basis, one must assume that although the mind is silent when it no longer has its special connection to the brain, it exists in the silent intervals and takes over control when the highest brain-mechanism does go into action." The psychic and psychokinetic phenomena, which are now generally accepted as valid by the majority of scientists, pose a problem that cannot be solved in terms of any of the known physical laws of matter. They throw a challenge at all the current concepts about the universe and present a riddle which is definitely not answerable with the intellect.
The problem of existence, it is obvious, is not so easy of solution that only the senses and reason can suffice to solve it. Another channel of cognition is necessary which the sages of India have called by the name of “the divine organ of perception,” “the third eye” or “the tenth door.” The enhanced state of perception brought about by the opening of this supersensory channel of perception is known as the "Turiya" or the Fourth State of Consciousness.
It is precisely at this crucial stage in science, when the prevailing materialistic concepts are being pushed out due to the relentless pressure exerted by the latest discoveries and finds in neurobiology and noetics, etc., that the paramount importance of the Indian tradition about Kundalini is becoming apparent to a great many practitioners of yoga in its various forms.
The two components of the human personality – the body and the mind – need two different ways of approach for their study and exploration: sensory examination and exercise of the intellect for the body and the visible universe of which it is a part; and inward study and reflection for the mind and the world of life to which it belongs. The methodologies have to be different, because the realms to be explored are different – the one accessible to the sensory endowment of human beings and the other entirely impervious to it.
Carried away by the glamour of modern science we are often prone to undervalue the precious contribution of the sages and savants of India to the knowledge of the mind and consciousness. The study of mind can only begin when a certain level of civilization has been attained and the intellect has ample leisure to reflect on the problems of life and death.
Even during recent times psychology appeared much later than the physical sciences, and parapsychology is but a recent addition in empirical science. The outer study of the paranormal and abnormal phenomena of the mind has not yet led to any remarkable discovery nor revealed the nature of the intelligent forces involved.
The reason for this apparent failure lies in this, that mind is not and can never be amenable to an outer probe. One needs must dive into it to know more about the depths that are not accessible to normal human beings, whatever the level of the intellect.
Science has become lop-sided because it has paid less attention to consciousness and even now, in the exploration of mind, is still adopting methods that solely depend on intellect. It has. not yet come to the realization of the obvious fact that the intelligent forces of life, which fashion the body and the brain, with all the wealth of intellect and thought, must be far, far superior to the product which they create and, therefore, must ever lie beyond the scrutiny of the latter. This is a fact of cardinal importance still over- looked by science.
Whether intuitively or after long experience, this position was grasped by the sages of yore. It is this factor that led to the formulation of the various systems of yoga and other spiritual or occult disciplines throughout the past. The proto-historic civilizations, some of which survived for millennia, had ample time and leisure to make a survey of the mind though they lacked the precise methods of modern science.
Part of the knowledge gained by them is lost beyond recovery, but a valuable part still survives in the Vedic, Puranic, Tantric and Yogic lore of India. It is contained in hundreds of volumes large and small which can prove of inestimable help to any research on consciousness undertaken in our time.
The incalculable value of this ancient treasure can be assessed from this simple fact that, even with all the resources of knowledge available now, it will take hundreds of years of constant study and research to know more about those paranormal levels of consciousness where the spiritual world and its eternal laws become manifest, where the human soul becomes conscious of its own glory and where the “Third Eye” opens to grant apocalyptic vision to mortal man.
The validation of the metabolic activity of Kundalini or of the altered states of consciousness resulting from it, will not take long. But what will take time is any noteworthy addition to the knowledge of the supernal worlds of life beyond our probe at present. For this the dedicated savants who devote their lives to inner exploration to fathom the mystery of life will have to depend now on the contributions made by the illuminati of our country during the past thousands of years, by Christian mystics, Sufis, Taoists and other enlightened beings.
Both in its wonder and its utility spiritual science will, in the course of time, completely dwarf the material science of our day. The knowledge of Kundalini, in the hands of the adepts of the future, can result in gaining contact with those intelligent forces of nature of which we now see weird and erratic exhibitions in psychic healers, mediums and sensitives.
They do not know the nature of the force and are often used as puny instruments by an intelligent power which they can neither apprehend nor explain. They act as channels for the operation of the force, but themselves remain cut off from the glorious Vision which is the crowning achievement of human life.
This is the reason why no great spiritual leader ever commended the use of miraculous powers or psychic gifts. The intellect of man is his instrument for the exploration of the physical world. The knowledge of arts and sciences it has gathered is a part of the process that is slowly building up a superior faculty in his brain by which alone the world of consciousness can be apprehended.
It is this faculty that functioned in the enlightened sages and prophets of mankind. Science has yet no inkling of this still nascent faculty which shall glorify the future man. This is the lofty purpose of human life: to reach a state of cognition where both the outer and the inner worlds stand revealed to the vision of human beings. That would be the Superman of the ages to come.
The Phenomenon of Genius
What empirical research on Kundalini will disclose is the existence of the psychic power-reservoir as also the still silent. chamber in the brain whose combined activity can lead to the states of consciousness experienced in Samadhi or mystical ecstasy.
For centuries, scientists have been striving their utmost to explain the phenomenon of genius, but without success. There is no explanation for mystical experience, for psychic healing, for psi-phenomena, for musical and chess infant prodigies or for lightning calculators. There must exist some provision in the brain which leads to these extraordinary or paranormal states of consciousness. They cannot be an accidental out-growth, for the phenomena have been consistently witnessed almost from the very dawn of civilization to this day.
In dealing with Yoga and Kundalini, we deal with a still uncharted territory so far as modern science is concerned. In all extra-sensory and paranormal manifestations of consciousness one important factor is common to all the categories. That factor is a wide extension in the present rigid boundaries of the brain.
This indication is of tremendous importance. It clearly shows that the human brain is still in a state of transition and that the appearance of prophets, mystics, seers, clairvoyants, oracles, or mediums from time to time is the natural outcome of a remodeling process active in the human organism. The aim of this remodeling is to produce a more developed cerebral cortex capable of exhibiting a paranormal state of awareness, with all the properties found often in isolation in individuals of all these categories.
The general belief that siddhis or supernormal faculties can accrue with the practice of Yoga provides direct corroboration for what I say. These super-normal faculties include prophecy, clairvoyance, astral projection, mind-reading, healing, levitation and the like, which are found singly or sometimes in conjunction in specially gifted individuals, often as a natural endowment for which no explanation is yet forthcoming. If they can develop with the practice of Yoga, it clearly points to the conclusion that the of all or transcendental consciousness to which Yoga leads has in it the capacity to exhibit supernormal or miraculous gifts of this kind. This also accounts for the popular belief from immemorial times which associates super- earthly and miraculous powers with yogis, saints and seers of all lands and climes.
What is the source of the highly extended awareness gained in Samadhi? Wherefrom originate the compositions and masterpieces of genius? Whence came the great discoveries of science? What is the cause of extra-sensory perception or paranormal cognition, of healing radiation, of psychokinesis or miraculous power which all defy a rational explanation?
There is a consistency in their manifestation which rules out the possibility that they are due to the invasion of some foreign element or force into the brain. They have been noticed too often to support the argument that their appearance is due to accident or chance. Our present inability to explain them lies in the fact that we have been too hasty in drawing conclusions about the universe, and that we are surrounded by other forces and energies of which we have absolutely no knowledge or even inkling yet.
Western Science and Eastern Wisdom
This is the point where Indian wisdom and western science will be in confluence soon. This is the place from where the domain of Yoga begins. This is the crucial frontier beyond which the existing methods of science will prove of no avail in the study of consciousness. It is precisely at this bend of the road that science will have to look for guidance to Yoga adepts and illuminati of the past. We see that this has already started to happen, but not in a systematic way.
Scientists and Yogis will have to work hand in hand in the times to come unravel the mysteries of Kundalini. Science and religion have to coalesce to produce the savants of the future to lay the foundation of the super-science of the soul. We have still to grasp the true proportions of the discipline of Yoga. It is a colossal enterprise. It is designed, by means of arduous psychosomatic exercises, to accelerate the process of evolution, condensing millennia into the duration of but one life. This is what the Indian classics mean when they say that the bonds of Karma can be cut asunder and the chain births and deaths brought to a close with the successful practice of Yoga leading to the union of the human soul with Universal Consciousness.
This is achieved by the rousing to activity of the dormant power of Kundalini and stirring up the inactive center in the brain. A new life then pulsates through the system, new light illuminates the mind and a new pattern of consciousness presents a new picture of the universe.
In order to enable this dream of an emancipated humanity to come true, the existing gulf between religion and science must cease. The knowledge of the spirit must become as precise and universal as the knowledge of the physical world. The dichotomy of matter and mind must end forever.
The scientist must become the Yogi and the Yogi act as the men of science. In this lies the safety and survival of mankind In this lies unity, universal brotherhood and peace. Kundalini provides the only channel for the exploration of the mind. It is the only road aligned by nature to reach the territory of consciousness. There is no other way.
The effort directed now to know the force behind psychic phenomena or nature of the healing radiation must always end in failure, the realm of the spirit can only be reached through inner exploration. This involves discipline of both the body and the mind.
This needs, in turn, adherence to certain noble principles of conduct and a well-ordered, harmonious life of dedication, siurrender and service in the pursuit of Truth. For obvious reasons nature has imposed certain restrictions to safeguard against the abuse of spiritual power. These devices are embedded in the subtle levels of the brain.
The kingdom of heaven cannot be wrested by force nor by one prone to abuse the power gained. It is here that India ought to take the lead now. It inherits a priceless documentary treasure from the past. It has the dedicated scientific talent available, as competent as anywhere else in the world. It has the erudite scholars thoroughly conversant with the ancient tradition and it has the self-sacrificing spiritual teachers and Yoga-adepts who can all combine to take up the colossal project of research on Kundalini.
Greatest Project Ever Undertaken
This would be the greatest project ever undertaken by any country in the world, greater than the famous Manhattan Project which resulted in the development of the dreaded atom bomb. The Kundalini Project will not only exceed it in magnitude but also excel it by far in the harvest gained and will undo the evil which it has done or has the potentiality to do.
It would be far better and lead to speedier results if a combine of nations were to pool their resources for this giant undertaking. But since the ranks of science are still divided about the issue of mind and consciousness and there is very little awareness of the Indian tradition about Kundalini, there is hardly any hope that such a joint venture would materialize at this stage. This may come to pass a little later. Till that time, great strides can be made in the research. The first golden harvest of this activity would be that the Indian masses would awaken to the glory of their land.
Throughout the past India has been regarded, and with justice, as a center of spiritual knowledge and the cradle of occult science. There is still a wealth of hidden knowledge in the Vedas which a study of Kundalini will bring to light. The fame of India, as the fount of spiritual thought, was so wide- spread that Alexander the Great went to seek wisdom from the hermits of Taxila, like an aspirant seeking guidance from a master. The discourses of Aristotle, his teacher, must have planted the seed of this thirst in him.
After some effort he succeeded in persuading one of the hermits to accompany him on his way back to Greece. Greek writers narrate breath-taking stories of this religious man whom they name Calanus. In Susa he was burnt alive sitting on a flaming pyre, no doubt after fixing himself in Samadhi and immunizing his flesh to pain. Alexander tried his utmost to dissuade him from this course, but he was adamant.
A fever which he contracted on the way made him decide that his body was no longer fit for the spirit to reside in. At the last moment, when he bade farewell to all the generals, turning to Alexander he said: "We shall soon meet in Babylon. There, in Babylon, Alexander the Great died of an unidentified disease shortly after in the prime of his life. This is at to show the type of prodigies which the practice of Yoga can produce.
Even after centuries of servitude and suffering, and despite its poverty, the seekers after spiritual knowledge first turn their gaze to India. The names of great Indian saints, like Rama-Krishna, Aurobindo and Maharishi Ramana are almost household words in Europe and America.
The world desperately looks for an answer to the problem of survival in the contest of the explosive conditions of today and the always over-hanging threat of a nuclear war. Even the preliminary steps taken in the research on the Serpent Power would be watched with keen interest in all parts of the world.
Dominate the Whole Horizon of Science
A breakthrough would instantly draw the highest plaudits and raise India to a pedestal in the world of science which no country has occupied before. I am confident of this outcome as, in the first place, I am certain about the success of experiments and, secondly, because when once proved, Kundalini would dominate the whole horizon of science.
It is not by imitating the West, but by the revival of its ancient and now almost forgotten science that India can create that renaissance in the thinking of mankind which is vitally needed to clear the cobwebs of skepticism from the intelligent mind and bring the race back to the ascending path she has lost. There is not the least suspicion of doubt in my mind about the truth of this discovery or about the fact that it would win the recognition of science. It has stood the acid test of time for thousands of years and thousands of Indian Yoga-adepts from their own personal experiences have confirmed it time after time. The Gayatri of the Vedas or the Kundalini of the Tantras stand proved according to the testimony of some of the greatest Indian thinkers, as for instance Shankaracharya, who were themselves the beneficiaries of the power. It is now only a matter of time and the use of a suitable technique for the operation of this amazing force to be empirically detected and confirmed.
Even the announcement of this discovery and the awareness of the spiritual force in human beings, ruled by a universal law, which can be demonstrated by the methods of science, is sure to have a highly beneficial effect on the public mind. It is sure to make many of those who vacillate and waver in their belief to pause and ponder the issue over again more deeply than before. Healthy spiritual food is as necessary for the proper development of the human mind as healthy nutriment is necessary for the body to function and live.
There is nothing so vital for peace among nations, nothing so vital to avert the danger of an annihilative war and nothing so vital for the welfare, progress and happiness of the race as the knowledge of Kundalini. The world is now in doubt about the fact that there is purpose and design in the universe, that the human body already in it the potential for a higher dimension of consciousness and that the aim of human life is to transcend the narrow limits and to reach a state of awareness where s seen pervading the universe.
The world is still in the dark about the fact that the religious ideals and the revealed literature of mankind are the outcome of the activity of a chamber in the brain which is silent in the normal individuals but can be activated with certain disciplines and religious practices. It is this paranormal chamber that has given all the scriptural teaching, all the ethics, all wisdom, all the inspired poetry and prose, all the discoveries of science and all the masterpieces of art to mankind. The lever that regulates the activity of this marvelous compartment is Kundalini.
The Evolutionary Growth of the Brain
The implications of this discovery of the ancient sages are staggering. Why I am so insistent for a thorough scientific investigation of the phenomenon is because it would to the thinkers and political leaders of mankind that the brain is already designed for a supersensory performance in the same way as the brain of an infant is already completely fashioned at birth for its performance during the whole of life.
A wrong social or political environment can stunt or distort the evolutionary growth of the adult brain as surely as a wrong or adverse family environment can disrupt the harmonious growth of a child.
Nothing about this ceaseless evolutionary activity of the human organism is yet known to science. But the knowledge is of paramount importance both for the individual and the race. When this fact is known, all social and political environments will have to be oriented to suit the evolutionary needs of every human being.
I advocate the research because it would prove that talent and genius can be cultivated, as was done in India in the past. It would prove that human beings can reach a state of conscious awareness in which the highest secrets of life and existence be intuitively learned. It would prove that nature has a provided a safeguard against the abuse of power in this age of highly advanced technology and science. This safeguard lies in the fact that the knowledge will tend to a recurrent crop of spiritual geniuses to handle the affairs of mankind.
The research will show that Kundalini provides the only avenue for a bloodless total revolution in all spheres of human activity and thought to bring about those healthy social and political changes all over he earth which are absolutely necessary now to provide a congenial milieu for the collective evolutionary progress of humankind.
Kundalini alone can officiate as the Divine Harbinger of a New Age and the Architect of a war-free united world in which the resources now wasted on mutual aggression, violence and bloodshed would be utilized for the uplift of the weak and poor.
A demonstrable spiritual discovery alone can put an end to the horrors that are witnessed all over the earth from day to day, It is neither wealth nor power that can bring repose to the restless mind of man. If it were so, then the people of the wealthiest countries would be the most serene and happy on earth. But this is not the case.
Inner unrest tension, worry, anxiety and fear are no less rampant there. Material prosperity alone has definitely not proved to be the panacea of all ills as some thinkers had supposed. Man needs something more than bread to keep himself contented, happy and at peace with himself and his fellow human beings.
A true Yogi is not one who strives for his salvation alone, who is indifferent to the world, who has no compassion for others, no feeling for the suffering and the poor. Practice of Yoga which neglects to develop the humane properties of the heart results only in the inflation of the ego, self-deception and a twisted intellect. On the other hand, the practice of Yoga should make one more sensitive and more perceptive of his unity with fellow human beings. How can he then live for himself alone? How can he then trade on the credulity of the ignorant, the simple and the weak?
The time has come when the correct image of a true Yogi should be projected on the world. This is necessary to present the lofty science of Yoga in its true proportions, that Yoga is not meant for self-aggrandizement or to appease the hunger for uncanny sights or miraculous power, but to confer those rare faculties of the mind, that soundness of the intellect, that humility of the spirit and that compassion of he heart that have been possession of all great sages, prophets and mystics, both of the present and the past.
In short, Yoga provides what modern science has not been able to provide so far — well-tested methods for the voluntary activation of those noble, superior qualities of the head and the heart which in real life have been associated with the geniuses and the most enlightened minds. The time is near when the greatness of a nation will not be measured by its industrial development, by the wealth it owns the armies it commands but by the stature of the yogis it can produce. It is to this revolution in the whole of the sociopolitical structures of mankind that a scientific investigation of Kundalini will ultimately lead. This is the so far hidden, vital knowledge, that India can give to the world. What is written here may appear incredible at first sight, but there is no doubt that these seeds would soon germinate to cover the whole earth in the course of time. This is the miracle of Truth. Its power is resistless.
Q: WHAT ACCOUNTS FOR MANKIND'S PROGRESS?
A: Scientists in general, and biologists in particular, prefer to shut their eyes to the obvious explanation for the progress made by humankind thus far, because the implications of continued biological evolution of the human brain are too terrific to contemplate. In the first place, it shatters one of the fundamental concepts of biology--that evolution is not predetermined and has occurred by random mutation of the genes.
The second issue raised is, what is the target of this evolution? If the target is a more elevated state of consciousness, the conclusion becomes irresistible that there is a plan in creation, which shatters the materialistic concepts of modern science. The third issue which arises is, if there is a biological evolution of the brain, how does it influence our social, political or religious life, and what steps are necessary to take to conform to this irresistible change in the structure of the brain.
The host of social, political, economic, spiritual, and philosophical problems, which the acceptance of this single idea involves, is so vast that the average intelligent mind is incapable of dealing with it. Once the idea is accepted, there will occur an upheaval in every sphere of human activity and thought. The world will not then be what it is now, and mankind will not continue to live in the same way.
From A Kundalini Catechism, by Gopi Krishna.
Gopi Krishna's Revised Theory of Evolution
1. Evolution is directed by a super-intelligent force which operates through a biological mechanism in the human body known to yoga theory as ‘kundalini’, and by many other names in a wide variety of ancient and esoteric texts.
2. Evolution, including human evolution, is therefore not ‘random’, but a deliberate act on the part of an invisible cosmic intelligence or organizing power and has a ‘target.’
3. The target of evolution is to produce a virtual superman or woman who will live in a permanent state of bliss, possess a genius level of intelligence, and various other attributes seldom seen in the population at large such as psychic powers.
4. Since the kundalini mechanism is a biological mechanism, given a properly conducted research program based on a serious scientific study of a group of suitable candidates, it should be possible to measure the biological and intellectual changes using suitable tests and equipment.
5. The existence of the kundalini mechanism explains the origin of the religious impulse in man, and therefore heals the schism between science and religion.
The Lasting Significance of Gopi Krishna's Works
Gopi Krishna's discovery was without doubt the most important discovery in scientific history. Why? Because it revealed the source and destiny of man.
Put In one sentence, Gopi Krishna discovered a biological mechanism in his body, known to yoga theory as ‘kundalini’, which over a period of years entirely transformed his consciousness, raised him mentally to the level of a genius, and took him to a permanent state of ecstasy.
But in a world of doubting scientists, who lacked his inner experience, of what significance could this have to the rest of us?
Gopi Krishna's answer was in over 15 books and many talks world wide, to groups of scientists and laymen alike, with the intent of permanently raising our global consciousness to the next stage of human evolution.
Anybody who studies his works seriously and with an open mind, will see a genuine vision of man's future, only clearly visible to a man in such a higher state. Yet enough will filter down to the average reader which will enable him to see the meaningless and illusory rift between science and religion, which has been at the core of social and political unrest throughout the last millennium.
"I am in particular trying to draw the attention of the world to a very important fact, that at thepresent moment, our scientists, our learned educators, leaders, andpoliticians, are only aware of natural laws, and even those are not known completely or perfectly.
In addition to material laws, there are also spiritual orpsychic laws in the universe. We have absolutely no awareness of these laws. Time and again, a glimpse of these laws has been given to mankind by the great prophets and Messiahs who appeared in different parts of the world. We have rejected their teachings as pure myth or superstition. But actually those teachings contain germs of truth that are essential for the safety and survival of the race.
The tragedy is that we have rejected the evidence of religion or of the teachings of great sages about the spiritual world and the soul which dwells in the human body. Since spirit, mind or soul is not perceptible to any of our senses, or to any of our scientific instruments, we presume that they have no independent existence apart from the body or the organic organ, the brain, and therefore we need not worry about what happens to them. But actually they do have an independent existence. They have a universe of their own, and they have profound influences onall that we do, on all that we think, on all that we create.
But this influence is conditioned by certain laws which are totally a sealed book to us. These laws are operating at present and driving mankind to a catastrophic war to end the presentorder, which is against the evolution of the human brain".
"I say,on the basis of my experience that the human brain is still in a state of organic evolution.I say this in contradiction of the views held by most leading biologists at this moment. I say that this biological evolution is carring all the race towards a higher state of consciousness I do not say that the human mind is evolving toward an undefined summit. What I firmly assert is that human consciousness is evolving toward a Predetermined Target, which I have experienced. What I further affirm is that the human brain is evolving toward that state of transhuman perception through the activit of an organic mechanism named Kundalini by the ancients.
The fact is that there is a biological mechanism in every human being and this mechanism is known as Kundalini. It can be accelerated though the discipline of Yoga or through other religous exercises. The human cerebrospinal system is capable of a new amazing activity that is still unknown to science. The practice of meditation, carried on in the proper way regularly for a sufficient duration of time, tends to force a normaly silant region in the brain to an astonishing activity. The idea that under the direct influence of the Cosmic Life Energy the human brain is still in a state of organic evolution is a fact so important that, compared to it, all other discoveries of modern science pale into insignificance.
What I am revealing is not knowledge picket up by study or gained through reflection but gathered from my day-to-day experience for years on end".
"In no other period in history have the learned been so mistrustful of the divine possibilities in man as they are now, and in no other age has the need for spiritual geniuses been so urgent as it is at this time. The human mind is so constituted that no luxury and no treasure of the earth can assuage its burning fever seeking anexplanation for its own existence. All the heavy weight of this inscrutable mystery, all the questions posed by intellect, all the suffering of the harrowing ascent ofevolution, all the pain felt at the injustice and misery prevailing in the world, all the disappointment of shattered dreams and broken hopes, all the anguish of eternal partings from near and dear ones, and all the fear of ill health, decay and death vanish like vapor at the rise of the inner Sun, at the recognition of the inmost Self,beyond thought, beyond doubt, beyond pain, beyond mortality which, once perceived, illumines the darkness of the mind as a flash of strong lightning cleaves thedarkness of the night, leaving man transformed with but one glimpse of the inexpressible splendor and glory of the spiritual world. May this sublime knowledge become accessible to all. May there come enlightenment and peace to the minds of all.”
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