Friday, October 12, 2007

The Kundalini as Spiritus Sanctus

From the Chants of Hildegard von Bingen:

Spiritus Sanctus vivificans vita,
movens omnia, et radix est in omni creatura,
ac omnia de immunditia abluit,
tergens crimina, ac ungit vulnera,
et sic est fulgens ac laudabilis vita,
suscitans et resuscitans omnia.

English Translation:

Holy Spirit, bestowing life unto life,
moving in All.
You are the root of all creatures,
washing away all impurity,
scouring guilt, and anointing wounds.
Thus you are luminous and praiseworthy,
Life, awakening, and re-awakening all that is.

According to yoga knowledge, the Kundalini is the Root of the Tree of Life (the Subtle System of Chakras)

In Sahaja yoga the Kundalini is experienced as a cool breeze - the Divine Breath (Ruach):

"I am the breeze that nourishes all things green,
I encourage blossoms to flourish with ripening fruits.
I am the rain coming from the dew
that causes the grasses to laugh with the joy of life."

- Hildegard Von Bingen, medieval abbess, mystic and upbraider of popes, quoting the Holy Spirit

1 comment:

John Noyce said...

some of Hildegard's visions: