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Explanation of chart. These words are technical terms. The Supreme is

endowed with three powers or Saktis: Iccha, Jnana and Kriya = Will,
Knowledge and Action. Fire is Will; Moon is Knowledge; Sun is Action.
Let me give you an example. Earth is the epitome of patience; likewise Fire is

When you go past the explanation of the chart you will find information on

Spelling mistakes:

Paysanti = read as Pasyanti. Sadahyam = read as Sadakyam

Notes on the flow chart: From Nirguna Siva originate the three Bindus:
Brahma Bindu, Vishnu Bindu, and Rudra Bindu. Karana Bindu (Causal Bindu)
gives rise to Karya Bindu (Effector Bindu), which gives rise to Nada which
again gives rise to Bija.

The three Bindus are the sun (Ravi), Moon (Chandra), and Fire (Agni). Fire
and Moon are in the Sun which is mixed or Misra Bindu, also known as
Paramasiva and Kamakala, the latter is a triangle representing Divine Desire
and the root of all mantras. Moon --Soma, Chandra-- is Siva Bindu and also
Sita Bindu (White Bindu). Fire is Sakti Bindu and also Sona Bindu (Red
Bindu). Sun is a mixture of both. Fire is Will; Moon is Knowledge; Sun is
Action (Iccha, Jnana and Kriya). Sita Bindu or White Bindu on its descent
to material level becomes semen. Sona Bindu (Red Bindu) to Menstrual fluid.

Sun = Misra Bindu = Paramasiva = Para-Siva = KAmakala. Misra

Bindu is Sakti Tattva when Sakti is dominant and Siva when Siva is
dominant; it is thus Sakti and Saktiman. In this coupled form it is
YAmala RUpA and thus Sun is Samasti (Aggregate or Totality). Sun
contains Moon and Fire = Tri-Bindu. Here Sun, Moon and Fire (Solar,
Lunar and Fire Mandala) do not refer to heavenly objects but to
creative Trinity.

Moon = Siva Bindu = Sita Bindu In material plane, Sita Bindu

becomes Semen.

Fire = Sakti Bindu = Sona Bindu. In material plane Sona Bindu

becomes Menstrual Fluid.

Union of Siva and Sakti is Mithuna; the thrill is Nada; the product is
Maha Bindu, which becomes three Bindus, also known as KAmakala.

Kriya-Sakti (Action) is the origin and repository of Sabda and Artha

(sound and meaning- Sabda Brahman or Sound Brahman or Logos).
Bindu cascades down into Lords of Tattvas in the process of
differentiation (Suddha Tattvas) and Tattvas of Mind and Matter
(Suddha-Asuddha, Asuddha Tattvas). Sambhu, the presiding deity of
Ajna Chakra, is responsible in the creation of Sakti, Sadasiva, Isa,
Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra.

Bindu Sakti--Light Energy

Nada and Bindu are two saktis (power). Naada (Nada) is sound and Bindu is
dot, or point. Strictly speaking, Bindu is a Circle with Void inside--O. The
confining Circle is Sakti, while the Void is Siva. Think of Bindu as Singularity
with no dimension, from which everything proceeds. Nada and Bindu are the
progenitors of Tattvas, the building blocks of the universe. Supreme
Consciousness divides itself into subject and object in time and space.--
Woodroffe. Sakti divides again into Bindu, Nada and Bija. Bindu is Siva and
Bija is Sakti. Nada is the relationship between the two. Nada is action and
Bindu is static; Nada is white and Bindu is red. Skanda Purana says that
Siva-Sadasiva is of the nature of Nada (divine sound) sitting in AkArapIthikA
(Pedestal of the letter A) and Five-letter Mantra Namasivaya. Parasiva and
ParAsakti, ontologically superior to Nada and Bindu, are Soundless and
motionless (NiSabda) and NiSpanda). Sabda = sound. Spanda = contraction
and expansion, vibration, motion. Nada transforms into Bindu which is
Isvara Tattva, the origin of the worlds. Bindu's abode is Satyaloka, which
abides in the pericarp of the thousand-petalled Lotus, Sahasrara Chakra in
the highest cerebral Center, according to Woodroffe. The Bindu should be
worshipped (like a grain of gram, which are the two cotyledons and
represent) the inseparable Siva and Sakti.

Explanation. You need three things to do anything in this world: Knowledge,

Will and Action. Siva is Knowledge, which alone by itself does not serve any
purpose. Siva is Static. Will and Action are necessary to go forward. Sakti is
the dynamic power of Siva. She is Action; She is the powerhouse. She is the
Mother (அம ைை ) and begets beings and universe. Siva is the Father
(அபப ன).

One sources tells Parabindu divides into two parts; the right is Bindu, Male,
Purusa or Ham and the left is Visarga, Female, Prakrti or sah. Together
Hamsah Mantra is the union of Prakrti and Purusa and the universe is also
Hamsah. Parabindu is Siva- Sakti. Does it not remind you of Ardhanarisvara,
androgynous Siva; left half of the body is Sakti and the right half is Siva. See
the image below?
Prapañca-sara says: "She whose name is Tattva is Cinmatra: when by
proximity to the Light she wishes to create, She becomes massive
(Ghanibhūya) and assumes the form of Bindu. Then in time She divides
Herself in two: the one on the right is Bindu and that on the left side is
Visarga. The right and the left are respectively distinguished as male and
female. Ham is the Bindu, and Sah is Visarga; Bindu is Purusa, and Visarga
is Prakrti ; Hamsah. is the union of Prakrti and Purusa, who pervade the
Universe.--Woodroffe. create = VicikIrsu = wishes to distort Herself. Here
Distortion or Stress is Creation.
Anataratma, Guru, Hamsah and Parama Siva are all the same. Parama Siva
is seated on Hamsa Pita, which is Mantramaya. The Guru-Siva is in the White
Lotus of a thousand petals--Sahasrara Chakra, within which is a triangle
enclosing two Bindus making the Visarga. There in the empty void is Parama
Siva. Bindu is the circle O, the void is the Brahmapada or space within

Woodroffe (1865-1936) says, "the universe is withdrawn into the Sakti which
projected it. It collapses, so to speak, into a mathematical point without any
magnitude whatever. That is the Siva-Bindu, which is again withdrawn into
Siva-Sakti-Tattva which produced it. The Serpent Power page 34-35. This
reminds of Singularity in the Black Hole.

There are three saktis of Siva: Iccha, Jnana and Kriya. Iccha Sakti gave rise
to Maya which in union with Bindu gave rise to three Mayas or major Tattvas:
Suddha, Suddha-Asuddha and Asuddha Mayas. This is the Ma-Kaara mode of
Bindu, where diversity finds expression. (AUM is A-Kaara, U-kaara, and Ma-
Kaara.) Sakti's U-Kaara mode is revealed in creation (churning out objects
and beings); here, the Sakti is operative in Prakriti Tattva, the first of the
Asuddha Tattvas/Mayas and the 13th down the line among the 36 Tattvas.
The world is fully awake with A-Kaara state, meaning that all Tattvas down to
the last Tattva #36, earth, are manifested. Nada is high-born in the sense it
arose from Para. In their subtle state they do not have a physical dimension
(Singularity). As they evolve in a linear or cascade fashion, the product
acquires a supranormal quality (Pure Consciousness), can acquire a human
character as desire or ego, take on a physical dimension such as an eye, can
glide on airwaves as sound, or can become earth itself. (When all these
entities involute, they collapse (INVOLUTE) into a point, Bindu. That is
interesting for we are told that the universe came from a point or dot, the
size of a grain of sand. When the the universe trips over the edge of the
Event Horizon, it involutes into a pointlike singularity. It appears that Hindu
thinkers had an idea of the origin and involution of the universe before the
west) Nada and Bindu are all aspects of this universe, known and unknown.
Even gods came from these entities. Nada in its original intent was an act
like the union of two entities with a resultant product: Sodium combining
with Chloride is Nada or Mithuna (union). Here "Nada is Mithuna of Siva and
Sakti", according to Woodroffe. "Nada is action", where there is a form
(Rupa) to the action (Kriya) of power (Sakti), Kriya-Sakti-Rupa. The product
in this case is Bindu (Para-Bindu or Supreme Bindu). Para Bindu is a drop, a
particle or a dot. It is Light, it is space, it is devoid of decay. Bindu (derived
from Parabindu--Sivasakti) is one compact, superdense power pack (Sakti,
Singularity), ready for blossoming out into the building blocks of the universe
in an orderly fashion AND NOT WITH A BIG BANG. (You heard about the
opposite end of Black Hole as being ramified White Hole, from which the new
universe emerges.) Maya Sakti brings about blossoming, actualization and
unfolding of this universe from Bindu in this cosmic choreography. Para Bindu
resides in Sahasrara or thousand petalled Lotus, the seat of Isvara. Empty
void (sunya) is in Para Bindu and is Nirguna Siva. (The point of condensation
after the universe falls into the Black Hole is Singularity which has no
dimension, which the Hindus call as Avyakta (unmanifest). Jiva and Kundali
are part of Para Bindu. In Sahasrara, the seat of Para Bindu, Sakti of Nirvana,
and kalas of Nirvana and Ama and fire of Nibodhika reside. Kalaa / kala
generally means "part." 36 Tattvas, categories, products or building blocks
came out of Supreme Bindu. Some were Pure products, some were Impure
products and some were half Pure and half Impure: Suddha Tattvas, Asuddha
Tattvas and Suddha-Asuddha Tattvas.

More on Nada: Nada encompasses SamavAya, Sambandha, Ksobhaka,

Ksobhya, all resulting in Srstihetu. SamavAya is coming together,
Sambandha is the connection, Ksobhaka is the exciter or inductor, and
Ksobhya is that which is excited.

Nada is the exciter (Ksobhaka) and also the excited (Ksobhya) resulting in
creation (Srstihetu). From Nada. Goddess creates three Devis and three
Devas who possess the Saktis- Will, Desire, and Action in addition to creation
of Fire, Moon and Sun. This is known as SabdaSrsti, the creation of sound,
the Primary Creation. The second creation is Arthasrsti (Object creation).
Arthasrsti entails creation of Devas from Sambhu; these Devas are Tattvesa,
the presiding deities of the Tattvas, the building blocks of the universe. Part
of Arthasrsti is Tattva-srsti, the evolution of Tattvas of Mind and Matter from
Buddhi14 to Prithvi36. Raudri comes from Bindu; Jayestha from Nada; VAmA
from BijA. Rudra comes from Raudri; Vishnu comes Jayestha; Brahma
comes from VAmA. As you may notice, the male god comes from female
deity; they become couples. This is the opposite of Christian belief that Eve
came from Adam. VAma vomits the universe; Jayestha maintains what is
created; Raudri dissolves.

The latter three (Vama, Jayestha, and Raudri) are of the nature of
Knowledge, Will, Action and also of Fire, Moon, and Sun (Brahma, Vishnu,
and Rudra). The Saktis are also in the form of Nirodhika, Arddhendu and
Bindu. Bindu (Nada) containing Tamas is Nirodhika (Nirodhini); Nada with
Sattva is Ardhenddhu (Ardhachandra); Bindu has in it Bija: Will, Knowledge
and Rajas.

Nada with Tamas Guna: Tamas is an obstructionist (Nirodhika) to action and

so Nada stops or limits its operations in the universe; Nirodhini-Nirodika
resides in Sadasiva Tattva (the giver of Grace) where knowledge and action
are in balance. Tamas applies the breaks on Nada and slows it down just
enough to manifest Grace in Sadasiva.

Nada with Sattva Guna: Ardenddhu or Ardhachandra (Half-Moon). Here Nada

is slightly functional in the sense it creates the "speakables," which covers all
the Mantras and words spoken, yet to be spoken, not known to have been
spoken... Ardhachandra is Isvara Tattva, dominant in action with knowledge
in the background.

Bindu: Parasakti Herself is called Bindu when She is in the nature of

inseparate illumination in regard to the whole range of speakable. She
resides in Isvara Tattva.

Sakti is One Entity with many titles, many offices, many portfolios, many
functions and many performances. She is the consummate Supreme Jill of all
trades. it is like one's mother being daughter, sister, aunt, wife, lover,
grandmother, office worker, home maker, food shopper, soccer mom.... The
Saktis with many portfolios in descending hierarchical order are UnmanA,
SamanA, VyApikA or VyApini, Anjani, MahAnAda, NAda, Nirodhini,
Ardhachandra, Bindu, Ma-kAra, U-kAra, A-kAra. Sakti is Kula, which is MAtr,
MAna, and Meya (Knower, Knowing, and the Known = PramAta, PramAna
and Prameya) and Siva is Akula (not Sakti).

Prapanchasara Tantra says Parabindu splits into two parts: the right side is
Bindu (male, Purusa or Ham) and the left is Visarga (female, Prakrti or Sah.
The union of Bindu and Visarga is Hamsah which is the universe.

Another view of Bindu and Nada. NAda, subject to Gunas, exists in three
states: Nibodhika or bodhini, NAda, and Bindu

Bindu is Vindu in Tamil meaning dot or point, drop, semen, sperm, mercury,
a flaw in the diamond, the middle portion of the forehead between the
eyebrows; circle, Sivatattva--sphere of knowledge presided over by Siva
Jnana Sakti; Pure Maya (Suddha Maaya) according to Tamil Lexicon of
Madras University. Bindu in its supreme state is the nucleus of the universe
(Singularity), from which everything proceeds. Compare it to the nucleus of
the cell. When the cell and its nucleus undergo apoptosis, they degenerate
and become mushy, waiting for scavenger cells to remove them. Likewise
when the cerebral-dwelling Supreme Bindu undergoes "apoptosis or lysis =
Sanskrit Laya" it becomes the (testicular) semen or (ovarian) ovum at a
lower level of existence. Don't expect a scientist to prove or disprove such a
hypothesis. Bindu as a point and semen have creative potentialities; the
former is at a cosmic level; the latter at microcosmic level. Gurus are of the
opinion that Rajas Guna (motion, passion) makes the Bindu degenerate into
sperm or ovum. The Apotheosis of Bindu undergoes apoptosis. (Every cell
has a lifespan; it has to die its programmed death; otherwise, the cells
accumulate and give rise to a tumor, cancer, leukemia or malignant growth.
Apoptosis is programmed cell suicide; if this happens too efficiently, there is
grave cell damage leading to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer,
Huntington and Parkinson. Normal body has a balance between dying cells
and new cells. When the cells degenerate but not renewed or removed, the
debris accumulates and compromises its function.)

Urdhvaretās: (Urdhva + reta) = (ascending + stream) Vital fluid,

according to Hindu belief, exists in a subtle state throughout the body. Sukra
= White, Silver, Vital fluid, Essence, Semen. Yogis are said to have the ability
to channel the principle of the seminal fluid up the Susumna Nadi to reach
the A-Ka-Tha Triangle. The Yogi goes with Kundalini to the Triangle, wherein
she meets KAmesvara (Siva) for union. The Yogi enjoys both Bhoga and Yoga
upon reaching the Triangle in the Soma Chakra. All this sexual connotation is
the only analogical way to simplify an idea of union of individual soul with
Supreme Soul. (It is similar to the nuns who become the brides of Jesus
Christ.) All this is happening inside the head. It is all an inner experience.
This union results in the flow of Amrta (Ambrosia) that can be conserved or
allowed to trickle down to Manipura Chakra (via the upper Chakras), wherein
it is used for digestive process. They, who conserve this Ambrosial flow and
prevent its descent, enjoy physical, mental and spiritual health. This sexual
analogy is parlayed to give us an idea of the Bliss that the Yogi enjoys uniting
(Yoga) with the Universal Soul.

When sexual urge finds expression, the subtle substance gathers at the
gonads and prostate and assumes a gross form as opposed to the subtle
form of existence throughout the body. To rise to the level of Urdhvaretas is
to prevent emission and facilitate reabsorption into the body of the stored
seeds for in the perfected one it remains subtle for ever with atrophy of the
gonads and involution of phallus -- signs of Urdhvaretas. Because of the
subtle nature of Sukra and its pervasion throughout the chaste body in
Urdhvaretas and lack of it in the gonadal and prostatic fluid, he smells like a
lotus. (On the other hand, ordinary mortals (men) smell like goats for
obvious reasons.) In perfect ones, the seminal energy rises to become the
nectar (Amrta) of Siva Sakti, according to Tantric Texts. This diffuse radiant
energy (Tejas) circulating in the body of the perfected ones, it is said, they,
when cut, bleed not blood but Tejas in the form of semen.

This ascent of conserved energy is called Urdhvaretas. The message is

orgasm is for the flesh, beatitude is for the spirit; between the two, beatitude
is superior and eternal. Physical union is a weak emulation of union of Siva
and Sakti. The Gurus recommend prolonging the sexual act without
ejaculation; thus conservation of the seed is maintained. Some of the
modern pseudo-Gurus of the East and the West have used this kind of
information to build a clientele with a promise to transform one into a
marathon love-machine.

An unproven thought: Since yogis sit in Lotus and other positions over long
periods, they compress the blood supply to the testicles for hours on end.
Over many years of this practice, my suspicion is that the testicles atrophy.
One can avoid this problem by proper sitting. Bicyclists sometimes develop
numbness of perineum after prolonged riding and pressure on the nerves in
the perineum. Some feel that the blood supply to the testicles is
compromised, resulting in low sperm count.

By sublimating and conserving sexual energy, it is said that the vital fluid
rises to Sahasrara, becomes Soma, the nectar of immortality and spreads
through the lymphatic system eventually finding its way to the brain where it
becomes Ojas and Tejas (Vigor and splendor), which are essential for
obtaining Superconsciousness.

Maya, born of Bindu, is identified as Asuddha Bindu; hence, there is no

confusion, when one passage reads that Bindu is the cause of Tattvas and
another passage says that Maya is the cause of Tattvas. Mular says Maya
arose out of Iccha Sakti and Maya in union with Bindu (yes) gave rise to
Suddha, Asuddha, and Prakriti Tattvas--Verse 399. (The substrate is Bindu
and the substance [product] is Maya.)

Suddha Tattvas: 1-5 (5)

1. Siva Tattva, 2. Sakti Tattva, 3. Sadasiva Tattva, 4. Isvara or

IsaTattva, 5. Suddha Vidya Tattva(m).
The five gods, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra-Siva, Sadasiva, and Mahesvara
were born when Anava Sakti united with Bindu.

SuddhaAsuddha Tattvas: 6-12 (7)

6. Maya: material cause of asuddham (impurity)

7. Kaala: Time: determines the duration of soul's experiences.
8. Niyati: destiny which makes soul's experience correspond to the
fruits of its own karma.
9. Kalaa: variable aptitude of the soul to spiritual knowledge.
10. Vidya: Soul's ability to discriminate.
11. Raaga: Soul's desire to experience the world.
12.Purusa: Sakalar class soul having all three malas, Maya, Anava,
and Kanma . mala = impurity

Asuddha Tattvas: 13-36 (24)

13. PrakrtiTattva, 14. Buddhi, 15. Ahamkara 16. Manas, 17. hearing,
18. tactile sense, 19. vision and color, 20. tasting, 21. smell 22.
speech, 23. grasp, 24. ambulation, 25. evacuation, 26. procreation,
27. sound, 28. palpation, 29. form, 30. taste, 31. odor, 32. ether, 33.
air, 34. fire, 35. water, 36. earth.

See file TATTVAS-36.htm for details.

"I" and "This" (Aham and Idam) are as old as creation. Siva said "I" and
Sakti kept silent and let Him have it his way. (This silence, according to the
modern psychologists, is 'Self-Silencing'). Sakti is the mirror for Siva's
experience of I (Aham) according to Woodroffe. It is like the reflection of
Purusa on Prakrti. Siva and Sakti were one entity like two cotyledons in a
pea; that unitary existence had no need for any consideration other than "I";
now a whole slew of Beings and entities (Idam, This) come into existence.
(Two cotyledons: The two cotyledons inside the skin are so close together
that they look as one.) As the two cotyledons (Purusa-Prakriti or Siva-Sakti)
are covered by the skin, the Bindu is encircled by Maya. Skin = Maya. Once
Siva Tattva transforms into Sakti Tattva, the 'self-silencing' of Sakti goes out
the window with 'bada bing bada boom' and a whole slew of entities come
into being: Suddha Tattvas, Suddha-Asuddha Tattva, and Asuddha Tattvas.

bada bing bada boom = an exclamation to emphasize that something will

happen effortlessly and predictably.
Later, as unfolding progressed to the downside, other entities started
appearing in a cascade fashion in Suddha Tattvas. It was like father-son
lineage going from Siva Tattva begetting Sakti Tattva, the latter to Sadasiva
Tattva, the latter to Isvara Tattva, and the latter to Vidya Tattva. There are
now too many entities for Siva to stay as "I-AHAM.” Siva was Pure
Consciousness when He was a pea in the pod with Sakti. Now transformation
is taking place. This is a step-down transformation with every new entity; a
step-down always means the splendor and Superconsciousness of Siva are
diluted in the resulting Beings and entities, as step-down goes further down.
Now not only we have many of "This-IDAM," but less potent ones. A world of
changes has taken place. Siva and Sakti in a pod were unitary and therefore
Advaita or One. There was no one else. He was the right half and She was
the left half. See file Ardhanarisvara (You heard the expression: Where is
your other half? Now you know where the expression came from.) Now with
the other four entities, we have many of "This-IDAM." Now we have "I and
This." This is also called transformation in consciousness. The other with the
consciousness says, "I" and "This" (Aham and Idam). This is the story of
Dualism, as many entities started appearing in the universe. Remember the
pea in the Pod. The pea of Siva-Sakti enjoyed Pure Consciousness, but the
cotyledons' sheath, Maya, breaks down revealing the cotyledons which in
turn blossom out as entities, causing the unitary Consciousness of Siva-Sakti
become many; now we have two entities: "I" and "This." That is dualism, the
result of evolution of Siva-sakti from Nishkala state from "I" to "I" and
"This"--the Sakala state. Nishkala state has no parts; Siva-Sakti is one
unitary existence; when Sivasakti manifested the 36 Tattvas, it became many
parts (Sakala). In the whole universe, there are only two entities: I and This.
Now you know why Ego resides in "I." Tamil scholars mention that there are
only three entities in the universe: He, She and It (அவன , அவள , அத ).

Consciousness is the important factor, when it comes to people too. People

are endowed with Sattva, Rajas and Tamas. Sattva is virtue and goodness;
Rajas, motion and passion; and Tamas, darkness and ignorance. When
Sattva is in large quantity, the person is closer to superconsciousness. Rajas
has the directional and or suppressive effect on Sattva and Tamas, depending
upon the path of Rajas. Think of Rajas as the steering front wheel in a three-
wheeler, while the two back wheels--Sattva and Tamas-- follow the direction
of the front wheel. Go to The Big Wheel of Brahman

Suddha Tattvas contain Saktis as follows: Unmani in Siva Tattva, Samani

in Sakti Tattva, Nadanta in Sadasiva Tattva, Bindu in Isvara Tattva. The
descending hierarchy of the seven saktis is as follows: Unmani, Samani,
Vyapika, Nadanta or Mahanada, Nada, Bodhini, Bindu. Unmani state
(memory aid: Un + Many = not many) is without kalas or parts; it is Nirguna
state (no attributes); it is unitary and indivisible. Unmani is not different
from Turiya state, the fourth state of consciousness. Go to POTPOURRI ONE
and find write-up on Turiya. Samani state has parts or kalās. In Kundalini
planes, these saktis exist between Ajna and Sahasrara Chakras. You may
notice that this hierarchy demonstrates progressive degradation (dilution) of
Pure Consciousness from Siva Tattva to Vidya Tattva (Suddha Tattvas). In
Sahasrara Chakra, Supreme Bindu Parasiva keeps his abode. This descent of
the saktis from Unmani to Bindu goes by the name Viloma, reverse or
descending order, while the ascending order from Muladhara to Bindu ( Kali
Kundalini) at Ajna is called Anuloma order (evolution, srsti, forward
movement, or lower order). Viloma is descent from Z to A, while Anuloma is
ascent from A to Z.

Anuloma = Natural Direction. Viloma: Turned the wrong way.

Loma is hair; Anuloma is going with the hair or grain; Anuloma is going
with the flow.

Viloma is going against the hair or grain; Viloma is going against the flow.

Atma and Jiva: Atma is soul; Jiva is Atma with body etc., UpAdi (attribute or

Viloma is path of return of the Jiva or involution from lower status to a

higher status. Woodroffe says Viloma is reading alphabets from Z to A, while
Anuloma is reading it from A to Z. Viloma is Nivrtti, cessation and involution,
to a higher state, while Anuloma is Srsti, creation and forward movement.
The words are deceptive in their meaning: involution means rise and return
of Jiva to its original Superconscious state, while srsti or creation and
evolution is downward movement of Jiva from its original state. We are all
fallen beings and that is evolution or Anuloma--remember our consciousness
is not equal to Siva's Pure Consciousness or Universal Consciousness); we
have to return to our source and that is involution. Our fallen state can be
compared to that of a lapidary who morphed to a quarrier, whose precision
cutting is not a compelling asset for his stones go to build roads, while
Lapidary's stones (diamonds) glitter on the rich and the famous ; both are
stone cutters of different sort. The descent and the ascent meet at Ajna
Chakra (point on the forehead, glabella), the point at which descending
Viloma order meets ascending Anuloma order. The letter "Z" is
superconscious state or Siva Tattva of Pure Consciousness which descends to
Suddha Vidya Tattva of less perfect Consciousness or "Z" descending through
Y, X, W , so on. The A in Muladhara Chakra ascends via B, C, D, and E
towards higher center at Ajna Chakra from where the path of return to the
source, Superconsciousness, is Viloma. Go to Kundalini Power to find out
more on Chakras or Adharas.

mnemonic for

Unmani: Mnemonic for Unmani is Not Many; no parts. Unmani: Un + Mana

= No Manas or mind. Unmani is united or whole with no parts and so it is UN
+ MANY Unmani is Sivapada, beyond KAla (Time) and KalA (parts; without
KalA = undivided). Nirvana Sakti is Unmani. When Unmani is disunited from
Manas and devoid of all attachment to all worldly things, it becomes
Unmani1. Having reached Unmani, one does not return.

Samani: mnemonic and meaning: Mnemonic for Samani = So Many.

Samani Samani has seven KalAs (Inner Force, displays of power): Sarvajna,
SarvagA, DurgA, SavarnA, SphrhanA, AmrtA, Amrta-SambhavA, Vyapini
Samani has many names depending on the actions: Vyapini, Anjani

Viloma Saktis abide in Suddha Tattvas. Viloma Saktis, Upper Chakras

(Visuddha Chakra, Ajna Chakra and Saharara Chakra): their

Above the Visuddha Chakra and below the Ajna Chakra is LalanA Lotus
Chakra located at the palate and also in the Manas Chakra and Soma Chakra
above the Ajna Chakra. The Vrttis (Moral Qualities) of LalanA Chakra are
mostly good; those of the Svadhistana and Manipura Chakras are all bad;
those of the AnAhata lotus Chakra are mixed; those of Soma Chakra are
good. As you may notice the moral qualities rise as one goes up the Chakras
and as one adopts higher principles. In the 12-petalled Adya Sakti Chakra in
the Pericarp of Sahasrara Chakra, Sakti also known as KAmakalA abides.
Causal Body of the embodied soul ( Karana Sarira of Jiva) resides between
the Ajna Chakra and the Sahasrara Chakra. That space is the abode of
Viloma Saktis descending from Unmani to Bindu. See the diagram below-
Viloma-Anuloma. Saktis from 12 to 6 are the seven creative. These Saktis
correspond to Suddha Tattvas. TATTVAS-36. Bindu6 is in Isvara Tattva;
Bodini7, Nada8, Nadanta9 are in Sadakhya or Sadasiva Tattva;
Vyapika10 and Samani11 are in Sakti Tattva; Unmani12 is in Siva Tattva.
Sambhu is at the head of lineage of Sadasiva, Isa, Rudra, Vishnu and

This section presents Tirumular's view of Bindu. Verses 1923-

1923. At the dawn of creation, Kundalini rose from Bindu (Parabindu).
Kudilai (Kundalini) gave rise to Vaindavam, the nine gods, Brahma and the
rest, their Saktis, the Karanas, the Kalais and Vaikari.

The nine deities are Kundalini, Kudilai, Tatparai, Vagesi, Sadasiva, Brahma,
Vishnu, Rudra, and Mahesvara. Karanas are Buddhi, Manas, Citta and
Ahamkara. The Kala Tattvas are Kaala, Niyati, Kala, Vidya, Raga and Purusa.
Vaikari is actually articulated speech sound; here it stands for unmanifested
sound. Vaindavam, according to Tamil Lexicon is Maya, the material cause of
the universe and its Suddha Tattvas. TATTVAS-36; Sabda or Sound. Here
Suddha Tattvas are the highest Tattvas, which include all the divinities
mentioned. Kundalini, Kudilai, Tatparai, Vagesi are emanations of Parabindu.

The Karanas = organs of sense. they are the Manas the mind, Buddhi the
intellect, Chitta the thinking, and Ahmakara, the egoism.

Kala or Kalai is one of the seven Suddha-Asuddha Tattvas, the second tier of
Tattvas below the Suddha Tattvas; the third tier is called Asuddha Tattvas.

Kalai. a specific power of any of the superior deities as manifested in an

avataram or in a theophany for a specific purpose; manifestation of a deity;
forms of the female energy of a deity as they appear, one of seven kinds of
vittiya-tattuvam, (Vidya Tattvas or Suddha- Asuddha Tattvas). Vidya Tattva
enables the soul to discriminate (knowledge from ignorance). Tamil Lexicon.

Subdivisions of Kala or Kalai.

Kalai is the energy of Siva that removes the bondage, takes the soul along
the path to liberation, confers spiritual knowledge, removes all agitation and
doubts and confers peace. This linear process, Siva applies, to the fully
ripened souls, meaning that the souls have undergone Iruvinaioppu,
Malaprapakam and Saktinipatam. The eventual step is Oddukam, involution
into Siva. Primer in Saiva Siddhanta

1. Nivirrti Kala: Sphere of action for the Energy of Siva which emancipates
the soul from bondage. When the soul reaches the sphere of Bindu, Nivirrti
Kala erases all doubts of the soul.

2. Pratista Kala: Sphere of action of the Energy of Siva, which lead the soul
to the liberated state.

3. Vidya Kala: the Energy of Siva which gives the liberated souls knowledge
through actual realization of seven kinds, viz., Kālam, Niyati, Kalai, vittai,
arākam, purutan, māyai, one of panca-kalai.

Kālam, Time; Niyati, destiny which makes soul's experience correspond to

the fruits of its own karma; Order; Kalai, spiritual knowledge of the soul,
needed for liberation; Vittai or Vidya, Soul's ability to discriminate; Arākam
or Rāga, Soul's desire to experience the world (Ragam is desire, passion and
love); Purusa or Purutam, Sakalar class soul; Māyai: the progenitor of
4. Sānti Kala: Sphere of action for the Energy of Siva which calms down all
the turbulent elements in fully ripened souls, one of panca-kalai.

5. Sāntiyatita Kala: Sphere of action for the Energy of Siva which destroys all
the turbulent elements in fully ripened souls, one of panca-kalai.

Definition of the terms are found in Tamil Lexicon.

Parapara is the beginning and the end immanent in all things; he is the cause
and effect. As Bija, the causal seed, he is the progenitor of the universe and
the performer of the five acts: creation, maintenance, destruction,
obscuration and Anugraha (Grace).

Bija, the causal seed, emanated from Bindu, giving rise to this universe and
the world. The five gross elements arose from Maya. Bindu is white, shining
inside and outside the body and in nature. Nada is red. Bindu and Nada are
Siva and Sakti abiding inside. They grant salvation.

Verse 1924 Tirumantiram.

Bindu evolves into 5 times five (25) modifications. NAda evolves into 24
modifications. Siva and Sakti remain without modification and yet act on
Bindu and Nada.

Para Bindu Tattva undergo 25 plus ten modifications and in all 35 in number.
25 evolutes of Bindu are the 9 Vaindavams 1-9 as listed in Verse 1923, the 5
Saktis of five gods10-14 (Sadasiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, and Mahesvara), 5
Kala Tattvas15-19, Vaikari, the articulated sound, Niyati Tattva evolutes of
Nada20-25 (KAla, Vidya, RAga, Purusha, and MAyA). Para Bindu = Bindu and
Nada. The 5 Suddha Tattvas are Siva, Sakti, Sadasiva, Isvara and Suddha
Vidya. TATTVAS-36

1925. ParaBindu is the cause of all these disparate Tattvas. Bindu evolves
into Vagesi, Tatparai, Kudilai and Kundlini.

1926. AUM abide in the the Kalas Nivrrti and the rest. Bindu gives rise to the
Karanas that include mind, the internal intellectual organs and the Nada.

The five KalAs of Siva are Nivrrti Kala1, Pratista KalA2, Vidya KalA3, SAnti
KalA4, SAntyatita KalA5.

Bindu has five KalAs or powers: Nivrtti, PratistA, VidyA, and SAnti
and SAntyatita. Another source tells that the Kalas are PItA, SvetA, ArunA
and AsitA. These KalAs are present in the body and a guru can locate them
for the pupil.

Nivrrti-Kalai= ¿¢Å¢÷ò¾¢¸¨Ä. It is the sphere of action of the Energy of

Siva which emancipates the soul from bondage. Its origin is Prithvi (Earth)
Piratitta-Kalai = À¢Ã¾¢ð¼¡¸¨Ä. Siva Sakti takes the Jivama (the
individual soul) to Mukti or liberation.

VittiyA-Kalai = Å¢ò¾¢Â¡¸¨Ä. It is the Energy of Siva which gives the

liberated souls, knowledge through actual realization of seven kinds: Kāla7,
Niyati8, Kalā9, Vidya10, Rāga11 Purusa12 and Mayai..

SAnti-Kalai = º¡ó¾¢¸¨Ä. It is the Sphere of action of Siva which calms

down all the turbulent elements in fully ripe souls.

SantiyatIta-Kalai º¡ó¾¢Â¾£¾¸¨Ä. It is the Sphere of action of Siva

whereby Siva removes all afflictions in the realized and tranquil soul who has
experiential Spiritual Knowledge and who relinquished desire and aversion.

More information on the KalAs of Bindu. From Nivrrti, to Pratishta, to Vidya,

to Santa and SAntatita KalAs there is an ascent. Santatita Kala transcends all
KalAs and is Parama Siva Himself. They depict the Tattvas as they ascend
from inconscient Tattva Earth Tattva to Siva Tattva, the Universal

A: Nivrrti KalA is the working principle in Earth36 Tattva, the last KalA. Earth
is where Kundali comes to rest after evolution and descent of all Tattvas. The
next step is reversal, Nivrrti, involution or ascent of all Tattvas back to Siva
Tattva. It is like going from Z to A, A being the Earth Tattva, which has no
consciousness while Z (Siva Tattva) has the Most Consciousness. Nivrrti Kala
contains 16 Bhuvanas. The lowest point of this KalA is called KAlAgni Rudra

B: PratistA is the Basis, Force or Inner Framework, that supplies Tattvas

from Prakrti13 to Water35 on which the Outer Physical Universe is built.
(Prakrti Tattva13, Buddhi14, Ahamkara15, Manas16, hearing17 tactile sense18,
vision and color19, tasting20, smell21, speech22, grasp23, ambulation24,
evacuation25, procreation26, sound27, palpation28, form29, taste30, odor31,
ether32, air33, fire34, water35.) Pratista KalA contains 56 Bhuvanas.

C: VidyA: The third KalA of Bindu is VidyA KalA, which is limited knowledge
that a human has in comparison to the Supreme. It is the dominant KalA of
Tattvas and has 5 Kancukas ranging from MāyA6, Kāla7, Niyati8, Kalā9,
Vidya10, Rāga11, Purusa12. These are related to VAma, Jayestha, and Raudri
Saktis. MAyA6 is the source of 5 Kancukas (7-11) and the limiting principle
of the Divine. Kashmir Saivism says MāyA6 puts a limitation on the
infiniteness of the experience of Sivaness by the individual soul so that the
individual soul forgets its organic connection with Siva and thinks that it (the
soul) and other distal Tattvas or objects are different from Siva. The five
Kancukas (7-11) are the straitjacket of Maya, which severely dumbs down
the individual soul, though identical with Siva. Siva Tattva-Consciousness is
Pure Diamond, while human consciousness is ordinary carbon; Diamond is
the Highest Form of Carbon. Maya Tattva is the repository of Anava and
Maya (Mayiya) Malas. Vidya KalA contains 28 BhuvanAs.
D: SAnti KalA is peace, which is free of duality, which (duality) is the
source of sorrow. Santi KalA allows the glorious blissful experience of the
returning soul on its upward march through Sadvidya5, Isvara4, Sadasiva3,
Sakti2 Tattvas. Santa KalAs contain 18 Bhuvanas.

E: Santyatita KalA: "SAntyatita KalA is Siva1 Sakti and annihilates duality

and bestows bliss". One source tells that Bindu has two parts: Transcendental
and creative. Creative lower part is involved with evolution of Tattvas.
Abhinava Gupta says that there are 118 Bhuvanas or planes of existence.

KalA Diksa is based on the Tattvas involved in Pravrtti and Nivrtti, evolution
and involution of the soul. Nivrtti Kala is between the feet and the knees,
Pratistha Kala from the knees to navel, Vidya Kala from the navel to the
neck, Santi Kala from the neck to the forehead, and Santyatita from the
forehead to the top of the head. This progress from the feet to the head
depicts the withdrawal or involution of the soul to a higher consciousness;
the Sadhaka is born at the end of the journey amongst Yogins and Viras; all
PAsas (bonds) are destroyed. (Note that the five elements are associated
with anatomical body: Earth from feet to knees, Water from knees to navel,
Fire from navel to throat, Air from throat to forehead and Ether from
forehead to crown. The idea is that we are made of matter and Spirit, are
firmly planted on earth, portray matter at the foot level and Spirit at the
crown level. For us to involute into the Spirit we should ascend these
elements from foot to the crown. When a priest or Sadhaka attains
perfection, a rope representing his body and matter is burnt and he is now a
pure Spirit. This is Santi-atita [Quietism] or Nirvana, absolute extinction of all
desires and passions and attainment of perfect beatitude.)

1927 ParAparan is the End and the Beginning. He contains all in Him; He
pervades in all things. He is the Cause and He is the Effect. He is engaged in
five acts: Creation, Preservation, Destruction, Veiling and Grace.

Here the Bindu is portrayed as the causality of five acts.

1928. Bindu's Seed Sakti created this Macro-cosmos and also the micro-
cosmos of of Bhutas (Gross elements) out of Asuddha Maya. Thus Bindu is
creator of the inner and outer organs.