Before going further, let me tell you a story.
There was a beggar who lived in terrible poverty. He just sat under a tree and begged. People threw a few coins, and he just lived on. One day he died and his body was just lying there. He had no friends or relatives, and nobody wanted to carry him somewhere and bury him. So they decided to just bury him right there under the tree. As people began digging, they hit upon a huge treasure. Just a few feet beneath him there had been a huge treasure, a huge pot full of gold, and the fool was sitting right there all his life, begging. If only he had dug down, he would have been a very rich man. But he sat there all the time being a beggar.
This is the way of the Kundalini. It is sitting right inside us. We are sitting on a jackpot, but we are still looking in other directions. We are not looking where the treasure is. So we never realize something like this is there. Kundalini is that treasure within us which has been left unused, untapped. We could use that energy to transform this into a completely different dimension altogether; a dimension that we cannot imagine.
KUNDALINI IS A HIDDEN TREASURE
In our house, there is a plug-point in the wall. This plug-point does not actually produce any power. There is a huge power station elsewhere that is producing power, but it cannot give us that power directly. It is the plug-point that gives us access. Though most people have not even thought about the power station and have no concept of what it is, they know that if they plug an appliance into the plug-point, the appliance will run.
There is a “plug-point” within the human body also. It is not a 3-pin point, it is a 5-pin point.
You might have heard of the seven chakras. The muladhara is like a plug-point. That is why it is known as muladhara. Muladhara means “fundamental” or “basic.” Five of the remaining six chakras are the plug. Seventh chakra is known as the sahasrar. It is like a light bulb. If you plug it in, everything about us glows. If you are properly plugged in, keeping the lights on 24 hours of the day is not an issue anymore.
Unfortunately, most of us are not plugged in. We are trying to generate our own power. So, eat five times a day, but still we are tired most of the time. Energy is not just in terms of physical energy or activity, energy is in terms of life. The basis of existence is energy. If we know that basis, it is like knowing the foundations of life. If we understand the ways of the energy, we know the whole mechanics of creation. So if we are plugged in, we know what the power is, what it can do and what we can make out of it. We are plugged into an endless source of power – that is what is Kundalini.