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  • Kundalini

  • An Untold Story
  • Written by: Om Swami
  • Narrated by: Jagdish Raja
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

In his book Kundalini - An Untold Story, Himalayan ascetic Om Swami unveils the enigmatic story of kundalini, the formless aspect of the Goddess, or your primordial energy. With workable steps for awakening this energy source, the author explains the esoteric and practical meaning of kundalini and the seven chakras in his usual insightful and humorous style. These riveting anecdotes are based on his personal experience gained from years of intense meditation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great intro to Kundalini.

  • By AJ on 28-03-19

Great intro to Kundalini.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-19

This is a great introduction to Kundalini and how to go about meditating on the Kundalini energy. It is well narrated (if you ignore the badly mispronounced Sanskrit words), provides the mythological background and practical pointers to practitioners.

I however felt a little disappointed by a few things:
1. The suggested timelines - meditate for 2 hours a day for a year on each Chakra before moving on to the next one, while you stick to a strictly vegetarian diet and lay off the sauce. I personally know people who have been able to experience unusual experiences in much shorter durations.
2. Make it seem harder - The author tries to deliberately make it seem "inaccessible" to normal folks by repeatedly quoting how some great sage meditated for thousands of years before he had an awakening. He also disses all new-agers and healers up front, somehow insinuating that he's the only one with the right knowledge.
3. Underwhelming benefits - The author sells you the power of Kundalini by quoting outlandish mythological stories of walking into different dimensions, but cites simplistic things such as "clarity of mind" as the benefits of years of meditation. It makes you wonder if it's really all worth it.

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