Kundalini origins; from the Mahabharata, the Kunti principle or essence is central to enlightenment and has parallels in myth, mysticism and folklore of many cultures

Origins of Kundalini -- Kunti in the Mahabharata

An understanding of the Kunti principle or essence is central to the enlightenment of Hu-man.This story has derivations and parallels in myth, mysticism and folklore of many cultures and is the origin of the word Kundalini. The question is "Which Bible Stories" share a striking resemblance with Kunti's story"

from the Mahabharata

When Kunti (She who personifies the earth) devi (Mother/feminine Essence) was young, long before the swayamvara (ceremonial choosing the bridegroom) in which she would choose the Bharata king Pandu (he who is without prejudice), the sage Durvasas (commissioned by Sivato revive the knowledge of monism as opposed to duality) visited the kingdom of Kunti and stayed at the king's palace.

He was served there by the young princess who had been the first to welcome him. He was so taken by her kindnesses to him that he taught her a splendid mantra.

"If you use this mantra", he told her, "and call upon the deva (the shining one), the deva will come down and lie with you for a night. The very next day, you shall have the deva's son."

Kunti dutifully learnt the mantra but the curiosity of youth was killing her. She yearned to use it. Sometimes, she even thought the old sage was mis-leading her. "It won't work," she thought to herself as she stood in the sun and chanted the mantra silently in her mind.

Or would it?

That night, Kunti went to her window and softly mouthed the mantra. In a blaze of light, the sun deva himself appeared. He was resplendent and his form so lit up the room that there was no darkness anywhere. He came close to her and Kunti shut her eyes, so bright was his presence.

"You called," said the sun deva, "and I have come."

"But," stuttered Kunti, "I was only testing the mantra. I don't wish to have any children now. I am not married, yet."

"I can leave now," said the sun deva, "if you do not wish me to stay."

The sun deva was tall, jewels fell across his bare chest and his golden hair framed his face. "Stay," whispered Kunti.

The next day, the son of the sun deva was born to Kunti. He wore gold earrings and a gold armour and his very body shone. Kunti placed the baby in a basket and sent it floating down the Yamuna.

The basket floated down the Yamuna (sister of the Hindu god of death; the river is the frontier of the Indian elephant ) into the Ganges (uniting river forming vast and fertile lands - personified in Hindu as devi Ma Ganga or Mother Ganges) which washed it ashore in the land ofAnga (a fundamental limb, branch or category of the yogic path ) where it was found by the charioteer Adhiratha (leading suta's or philosophy texts are referred to as Charioteers ).

Adhiratha took the child to his wife and said, "the deva has given us this child, who wears golden armour and earrings. We shall raise him a warrior, even though I am but a lowly charioteer."

They named this child Karna (akin to Job, Moses and Jesus in the Bible ) and he became the pupil of Drona (master of archery as well as various arts of combat )

From the Maha BHARATA
(The Great Dance of Creation)
before 200 BCE

"Origins of Kundalini -- Kunti in the Mahabharata"
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