The dream-like visions presented by Santosh Sachdeva are very good, and they represent the blessings of the Masters to this generation. Tapasvis like Mahavatar Babaji, who have been engaged in ascetic practices for hundreds of years in the mountains in India, can thus enlighten any jiva. Yet there are hundreds of thousands of beings to choose from, and at least thousands of Sadhus who can be so blessed. The reason for her being singled out for this honour is that she too has been a part of the stream of Sadhus life afterlife, and this is the culmination of her own Punya karma involving hundreds of years of Sadhana. Every single atom of her body has become receptive to the teachings of the Masters, and this book is the result. This is the rarest of rare occurrences, a Mahadur labhyoga in the physical world. I suggest, therefore, that she diligently continues this practice to illustrate the workings of the Kundalini.
From the book Kundalini – A Gentle Force
Param Pujya Swami Gagangirinath Maharaj
Gagangiri Yogashram, Khopoli, Maharashtra
I have gone through your book, “Journal of a Student of Mental Physics”. I have found it illuminating as the experiences of a sadhaka in their spiritual quest and feel sure that it will provide valuable inspiration to other sadhakas.
From the book Kundalini – A Gentle Force
Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
Bihar School of Yoga
Master Charles Cannon
H. H. Swami Vivekananda Saraswati
Padmashri P. R. Krishna Kumar
‘Ma’ Santosh Sachdeva is a Master and Teacher wholeheartedly engaged in her empowered mission of demystifying the Kundalini process of spiritual evolution, for the contemporary aspirant with little exposure to ancient mystic traditions. She presents these teachings in an easy to understand Question and Answer manner for readers who wish to start exploring their own energy – in a gentle voyage of self-discovery.
She is a celebrated writer of original books on Kundalini, in effect releasing a new understanding of the process of spiritual evolution in the physical body. This she does in a very simple, direct and unassuming way, devoid of forbidding abstruseness.
Her mission also worked its magic on her own self, as she has gradually emerged from self-imposed restrictions to step into her natural radiance as a spiritual counsellor, guide and teacher… and a respected Mataji!
Her latest offering, also in the Question and Answer format, further elucidates, in a very elegant yet typically nurturing and encouraging manner, the process of self-unfoldment for the practitioner of ancient wisdom.
The illustrations of the workings of the ascending Kundalini energy are unique and unprecedented. In all the history and all the literature about the Kundalini, there has never been anything like this in detail and delineation of the actual processes. This is a large claim, but a valid one.
The book is full of such practical experiential wisdom for all those who are on the path of meditation and Kundalini. It is also worth emphasizing again that another person’s experience will never be precisely duplicated in your meditations, but the book outlines the broad general principles within which you can easily find your specific individual context.
Nowhere is this more clear than in the reaction to the manuscript that came from a practitioner of Peruvian shamanism. It just emphasized the point made in Volume II that these experiences are not Hindu or yogic but universal. Indeed, such experiences are almost generic to the mystical tradition, the differences being not in the actual experiences but in interpretations thereof. This is understandable.
On a personal note, I wish to conclude with my own testimony as to the worth of this book. Between Volumes II and III something astonishing happened. My spiritual practices, spotty and sporadic then, caused my own Kundalini to awaken and begin its processes. I might add, I was apparently the least likely person this could happen to. Santosh’s book was of incalculable value to me in that it clarified many experiences before they could even begin to darken into doubts and fears. The loneliness of the person who has an active Kundalini cannot be grasped, for normal people either do not understand or are dismissive. The experiences of Santosh however, were a great map to navigate by. I think I was spared all the natural worry that the sheer enormity of the event engenders, and could just relax and enjoy what was unfolding. There is simply no doubt that Santosh’s pioneering work made the path easy for me.
Rohit Arya, author of The Sacred India Tarot
First, a disclosure: Santosh happens to be a friend of mine. Having said that, I would still recommend this book strongly to those on the Kundalini path. She offers her expertise to you through her second book Kundalini Meditation – Questions and Answers, Vol. 2.
Her credentials for the task are impeccable. Santosh herself went through a Kundalini awakening and recorded her experiences meticulously in previous books. That apart, she has been studying the import of her experience through reading available literature. Most important of all, the awakening has manifested into peace, wisdom, and understanding. The book gives ample evidence of all three qualities. The perspective she offers is flawless. For instance: to a question on what causes the Kundalini shakti to get active, she says, “Kundalini can awaken naturally… if one lives a well-balanced life …” The sound common sense, the equable tone, and the caring guidance all add up to an exceptionally useful book for the Kundalini aspirant.