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Friday, January 2, 2015
Tantric View Of Our Subtle Body (微细身)
The Kundalini subtle body system
The Anuttara Tantric subtle body system
Many people confused about subtle body system in Kundalini
Yoga and Anuttara Yoga systems. Many masters in Tantric Buddhism treat both
systems as the same, but there are indeed differences in both of the systems:
Subtle body in Kundalini Yoga refers to human subtle body
with 7, 8 or 9 chakras hence the left and right channels are knotted at each of
the 6 chakras and the central channel; the subtle body in Anuttara Tantra, for
example Vajrayogini system refers to the subtle body of Yidam (imaginary) and
only 4 chakras are emphasized together 3 major nadis: the left, right and
centre. Please note that all of the three channels run parallel with each
Although the concept of subtle body in Kundalini and
Anuttara is not physical, it affects us psychologically and physiologically.
The aim of Kundalini Yoga is to harmonize and bring our current physical body
to health hence enhancing our spiritual development.
The aim of Anuttara Yoga is only to develop the illusion
body through the practice of inner heat (tummo). So unlike Kuntalini Yoga, the
subtle body in Anuttara is only a means and not an end.
This is also to say that Kuntalini Yoga is more suited to
our mundane world, but the practice of Anuttara Yoga is to prepare one on
facing his/her own dying process. So, please don’t confuse both of the systems
as they are not same: means wise and ends wise.