It is pride that refuses the presence of humility which would allow for remorse.

Let’s look at regret. There are times when the regret is only rectified through the means of say, the other. Instead of the regretful smoothing things over, the other person may say, this wrong cannot be rectified, and there is no way to make amends, the choice then of course being to part company of one another. Now pay attention here, for this means, can either bring about feelings of remorse in the regretful, consequently facing the very fear of suffering in the truth, and accepting the loss caused by their actions, or the regret will deepen into the bitterness of not being able to stave off the facing of truth, and the anger of not saving face, and remaining illusory in the status quo of that particular relationship. “What next?”, maybe you are asking. Ego, logic, and reason will raise its ugly head and remind the regretful that it’s all the fault of the other, because they quote, “Don’t understand, they weren’t listening”, or they, the other is “cold-hearted.” This false sense of truth is kept alive with pride. It’s this very thing, pride, that refuses the presence of humility which would allow for remorse, and a possible change in attitude. Do you see? Now, mind you these are mere examples. Mere examples of common ways of being in the human way of existence. Not all situations occur in these exact ways, however a great many do.

Let’s try to take this to a more personal level. Look at yourself, as I say this, I am certain that there is an immediate cowering of self-recognition, recognition, that is, to remember. Two things, one being, at the core of my being I am not all these games I play with myself and others in order to deflect my shortcoming. Two, the many regrets that I have are constantly being fed by my fear of being caught, and weighing me down in a mire of endless guilt, causing immense suffering to those around me, and most of all to myself.

A question, who is it that we fear being caught by? Out of everyone we can think of the ultimate one we fear is the light of the One Truth that is buried deep within us. We fear turning within and facing our ego-based self in the reflection of the mirror of Truth, God The Mother. God The Mother, She is not forgiving or unforgiving. There is no judgment in God The Mother. It is we who are unforgiving and judgmental. It is we who will forgive either in complete unabated surrender, or with conditions. The latter, of course leading back to the beginning regret and untruth, and the former, releasing our own selves from guilt, and facing the cause and accepting the effects. In our self-reflection right now we can and should ask the questions. What is the oldest unresolved regret I can remember that I am still carrying inside of me to this day? How have I reasoned with myself in order to exist and survive in my regret? Does my fear of suffering include retribution from another? In my fear of suffering, if I am honest with myself, I have to say I fear what more, facing my guilt, or facing the other and having them know the truth, not knowing how they will act? What ways of life have I adapted to in order to ease my conscience? Can you see a pattern of adopted behaviors stemming from early regrets in life that make it difficult for you to feel remorse for your own self? Is there a desire to remain in denial or ignorance because of the fear?

Namaste’

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The Whole of patriarchal societies IS EVIL thriving on cannibalizing its Mother by starving Her Children

We each come into the life with particular propensities. These are already set in place, and the environment itself that we are in will serve to either cultivate the bad propensities, or nurture the virtues within.

Siblings are often pitted against one another. Yes, pitted against one another, or one against the other, if you will, giving rise to self-righteous acts and ways of being as they are vying for the grandstand or the parental approval for the winner is awaiting. Can you see it? Have you been in it yourself? Do you remember? If you have children are you a participant in this? How does it occur? Oh, very simply, one child is very academically inclined, the other child is artistic, creative. Perhaps it is the worry of the parents about the artistic child that they will struggle in life. Perhaps it is that they see art to be a pastime. Nevertheless there is the constant expounding of the insignificance of drawing, and painting, and creating, and the constant expounding of the importance to get a good education, be something, be all that you can be, go to school, study hard, rather than seeing each individual and nurturing the good qualities in each and working with, explaining to the child the ways of the world, and the difficulties that they may face, and how perhaps to balance their life. Maybe the very creative child has never heard of being an architect, and they find that in fact that might be an avenue for them and their creativity. Who knows, the point is, that in all of the self-righteousness of the parent they are certain that they know best; and they will stomp out of the child those things that they so self-righteously consider to be worthless. Be careful, be careful.

Friends, friendship is one of if not the most important relationships that we as human beings can have. Relationships of friendship crosses or interweaves in all relationships, from that of Guru and chelea (student), parent and child, those who you spend time with, eat good food with, laugh with. But self-righteousness shows its ugly self even here, you see. Did you know that our time, our precious time here on earth would be best lived, if we lived with the mind and heart of wanting to lift up others, or inspire others, rather than keeping up with or getting ahead of each other. You see what I’m saying? In friendships there is always that self-righteousness of, I am a better friend, I do so much more than they do for me, I give more to the relationship, I’m always the one who calls, who sets up things to do, I have the best advise, I am smarter, I am more balanced in my life, I have more to offer, they should be glad that I want them as my friend, they should be glad that they have me in their circle of friends. Well, each statement carries the weightiness of self-aggrandizement, the I’ness, believing that I, you have so much that another would want that they should be happy to be in their, your presence. Oh, this is very ugly.

Rather, thinking, and therefore acting, in places such as, I’m happy to be the one who found a place where we can go and share a great meal together, and laugh. I am so grateful to have friends that trust me, and want to spend time with me. I hope that I can be such a good friend to them in any way that I can. You see, that’s very different thinking. There is a humbleness to that, that does not come from the statements of, “how lucky they are to have you as a friend.”

Namaste’

Parents should respect the child first.

There are many who will gladly step on the face of another to appear as the powerful one, this is self-righteous. Be it a student amongst a class of peers, be it a sibling with one another, so-called friends will do this, spouses do this, parents with their children, coworkers, bosses, and the best example that the entire population has the sad misfortune of witnessing is that of our so-called leaders. One always going at the other with the worst that they can sling at one another in hopes of being seen as the best choice for the good of all the people.

Now, bring this all home, in other words, into your home, the one you grew up in, the one you’re maintaining at this very moment, or even bring it into your work environment, the place where you spend time at least five days a week, or even bring it into the relationships you have with friends, coworker, parents, children, spouses. It doesn’t matter where you place yourself. The question is, with what attitude do you enter these sacred places of existence? A person’s ego has everything to do with what I’m saying to you right now. Well, we could just leave it there and all is said that need be said. The ego, self-interest, self-indulgence, “self” is the key word. However, I know for the sake of understanding that it is best to provide some examples, because we as human beings so quickly point the finger at some other one, rather than looking within.

Since it all starts with the parents, life that is, our view, I’ll begin there. Because you see I have seen some of the most damaging self-righteousness at its best in the very intimate relationship of parent and child. “How so?” you might say. Well, one of the first questions I always ask when parents come to me for counsel about parenting is this. In the parent and child relationship who should respect whom first? Some say, “Well, it’s rather easy to answer that because when the child is just coming into the world how can there possibly be anything to do with respect?” So the child must be taught of course from day one, I’ve been told, to respect the parents. Because after all they are the givers of life. They are the caretakers, they are the very means by which the existence of the child continues on, so therefore, the child should be very grateful, and they should be the respectful ones. So, inevitably if not one, both parents will always chime in and say that the child should respect the parents first. Unless in all their self-righteousness they’re trying to win favor in counsel. And being more savvy than the child they may feel that one-upmanship and say, “Parents should respect the child first.”

It is important to begin here if possible because the answer is of course that parent respect child first. Which is a respect born of love. Love of the little life that is placed into our hands to nurture, guide, and cultivate all the good qualities while loving, teaching, and softening the problem areas of these precious little beings. In the parent-child relationship of this nature the child will in turn naturally unfold with respect toward the parent out of love and trust. In this relationship the parent must be just in their discipline. The parent should never use the self-righteousness that always awaits as the ego mind plays its games and the desires of the heart plea with the demands of obedience simply because we’re the parent. You see how that goes? The parent must have the command of themselves and serve as the example of mastery over self-indulgence, over selfishness, even I say if they are personally struggling, the child will respect the strength and the courage that is exemplified in that parent. Do you follow me? I ask you, can you imagine having been taught this, or would you please, if you are raising children, imagine being the example of and teaching this to the children. Tolerance for one another, for the shortcomings of a human being comes straight from the humility of knowing one’s own faults and the struggles that arise on our journey inward, you see. A parent cannot and should not demand something of a child that she or he would not, or has not done themselves. At the same time if the parent is an example of righteousness the parent should also teach the child that they should never ever allow another person to do to them what they, the parent, would never do to that child, or say.

Namaste

Time For Change.

The female energy is the nurturer, provider of support. The male energy is the protector, the provider, the strength.

In the list of relationships that I mentioned earlier I also mentioned spousal relationships. Here I need to make mention that some of the worst acts of self-righteousness occur in this type of relationship. Self-righteousness created in the minds of distant past kept alive, sustained in the desires of the heart for use some place in time only to begin to be dissolved in the heart and the mind in one or the other, if one is willing to step out of the web of neurosis, thereby tearing a tightly woven thread of illusion keeping the nefarious darkness in, and shed the light of Truth on an otherwise seemingly incurable disease of humanity.

Come in here with me, where the light is bright, and the truth is clear. You may not like what will be said. Perhaps you’re only here to listen.

The enslavement of women is the oldest slavery in the existence of humankind. There is no doubt about this, this is a fact. Certainly this will be heard with each and every one of you in your own ear of individual perception. That’s to be understood, but unacceptable in the big picture, so to speak. In eastern psychology we know that we are born, die, and are reborn or reincarnated. We have been many things. Therefore, we have been both female and male beings. Yet, right here and now we cannot even conceive of the ways of thinking, and being, and acting like the other, or as they say the opposite sex, with the exception, I will say to you, of what we would not want to be, or not want to have, or do with regard to the other. Do you understand? Yes, we are speaking of self-righteousness.

I must balance the heaviness of the unfortunate truth and tell you that the women, the female energy, the primordial force, we say in yoga, has been and is revered for its sacredness. First, let us remember that Jesus himself revered womankind. Gandhiji spoke often of the malevolence with which women were thought and spoken of, let alone treated. In the most ancient eastern teachings the Goddess was worshipped. The Mother is known to be the first Guru of the child. The woman is the nurturer. She does all the religious ceremonies at the home altar, the prayers, the offerings. The father, the male energy is the protector, the provider, the strength, the example, a foundation for the structure to be built. The woman is the provider of support for that tapestry to unfold. The tapestry of family, each individual, and collectively. In our modern societies this concept is quite different, would you not say? In western society 99.9% unheard of actually, and hear me well, both male and female have participated in this extinction, that’s true. The male has participated in this extinction through possessiveness, ownership, controlling, power over, coercion, oppression, suppression, and the belittlement of the female’s being, yet, ironically cannot function without the feminine presence. Oh yes, this is true.

The woman has participated in this extinction with the fears of not being the one that a male would want to own or posses, all the while, wanting a powerful presence, and willing to weaken their own character, and diminish their own integrity to do so. When, I will tell you what they really want is  the protection I spoke of, the strength, a foundation from which to weave the tapestry of family. Do you understand? A place where she can build the home life. And then there is the passiveness, the submission, of course done in anger, resentfulness, and even the lessening of the integrity more by living up to the belittlement and playing stupid. Do you follow me? Have you seen it? Have you lived it? Are you living it now? This is all done in self-righteousness, self-indulgence, selfishness. It’s all gone amuck all the self-righteousness at its glowing apex of accomplishment. Oh yes, yes indeed.

It is simply understanding, recognizing, and accepting. This is just the way of the human nature, that’s all.

I do hope that you will consider all that has been said.  Please accept my blessings.

Namaste.

Self-mastery is the key to the door where freedom waits on the other side.

There can be named numerous reasons for this disease of apathy. A person, or persons, or societies may feel beaten down by the oppressive nature of another or a collective others. A weak will may be a reason. All fear-based shirking from taking the responsibility of one’s own life is apathetic. Self-mastery is the key to the door where freedom waits on the other side.

Laziness allows others to dominate the outcome of events, preventing us from knowing the peace and the joy of self-conscious awareness. This that I am speaking to you of, in itself, is an annihilation of a kind. This aggression that I spoke of earlier is the annihilation of fear.

Have you not seen apathy in animals? All of the animals in the San Diego Zoo live in apathy. All of the precious animals in Sea World live an apathetic life. Even we can see animals that people have as pets are many times apathetic. I’m sure you’ve seen such.

The majority of people in old folks’ homes are apathetic. They are not this way simply because their body has aged or that they have become older and in their final years of life, but they are this way because they are put aside like discarded goods, not loved, not cared about, but just cared for, not necessarily the caring for their spiritual self, but just merely the taking care of the body: cleaning up the excrement, making sure pills are given, making sure they look up to snuff when the guests arrive at Seven, so that there are no questions about what goes on in a day, which is not much, I can tell you. I’m sure many of them are very grateful in their own way for the few workers that truly do care about their well-being. I am certain that the animals in the Zoo and at Sea World are grateful for those few workers who do care about their well-being. Perhaps it makes their meager existence a little more tolerable when they can see in the face and feel in the hands one who is of a caring nature. I think I can say to you that it is somewhat soothing to their otherwise miserable existence.

Without a doubt most people have experienced apathy at some level in their lives. But, for the most who experience passing apathetic episodes it usually passes with the changing tide of their life. So, in that case they do not remain in an apathetic state. This usually occurs when we are sitting in the need to make a decision. And for most human beings, 99.9% of them, they prefer confusion rather than taking a stand as to what their deeper inner self knows they must do. No matter where that will take them. From that confused state most people will listen to the ego-bound direction because otherwise, to make a change would require some suffering and some movement of their life that they would otherwise not experience. Most people don’t want to experience that. They would rather stay in the unconscious suffering of living a miserable life of apathy than to face the fears. This is unfortunate, but true.

Bless you, many thousands of blessings that you would take the opportunity to grow, to break free of the binds you otherwise believed you could never rid yourself of. Never believe it. Always remember that the walk on the spiritual path is a movement upward and out of the limitations of the mind and the body.

Namaste my beloved.

Apathy is spiritual suicide.

I have an example with a moment in time where my disciples were many in the Temple, on a day of meditation, and during the meditation a young man decided to lie down on the Temple floor, and place his feet directly at the altar and fell asleep, snoring, and fast asleep, making sounds from the snoring throughout the meditation. Apathy prevented any of my disciples from saying anything about this particular act which should not have occurred. In this apathetic state they came to a state of indifference, “I’m not the one who should say something. It’s not my job to wake a person up. Someone else will take care of it. Someone will surely say something, because I know it’s not right, but I’m not going to say anything.” Apathy, leaning heavily toward indifference.

I would like you to try to answer a question. Be honest with yourselves. Write the question. How complacent am I? That’s the question, “how complacent am I?” On a scale of one to ten, one being non-complacent, ten being leading a complacent lifestyle. Where do you find yourself on that scale? A word of caution to you, fighting for your life-breath to be freed in your self-centered reality creates the passive-aggressive reactions to that which you fear. It does not mean that you are free from the complacency. Unless you take action and rejuvenate your own life-breath by freeing it from the constraints of fear, you are apathetic. Do you understand? Take a moment, let that sink in, and now I ask you again. Are you in the same place on the scale that you placed yourself in the beginning?

You might be asking the question with regards to fear. What is it that we actually fear? We fear annihilation. We believe that we are in control of our life direction. If we believe that we have control over the slow death of our spirit, rather than breaking free of our fear that another, someone else, will destroy our self-centered safety net. That self-centered safety net of our limited contentedness, apathy, spiritual suicide, I call it.

We can see apathy at its best in modern Christianity where the answers to life and the human existence are shallow in their explanation. In fact, people are told, they should not ask questions. I say to you, if Jesus was God incarnate, then who are the rest of the persons who speak the Word? Who are all the ordinary beings, but children of God The Mother. Only the people who step beyond the door of self-centered preservation search for the attainable answers to the mystery of human existence. That is the non apathetic being.

It is a belief that in eastern philosophy, the western-minded have said, having a Guru or following a spiritual guide is bad because you do not get to keep your own mind, but, as you have learned over time there are no questions that should not be asked. That is the understanding in eastern philosophy. No one has the patent as to the answers that are attainable to everyone with regards to human existence and transcending the limited plane of ordinary existence in which we all live. No one has the patent, no one in other words, has the right to hold back; however, the answers, the teachings, the methods, we say in yoga, need only be given to those of a sincere nature, the sincerity to transcend their ordinary existence, to go through the suffering that knowledge will bring. Only the nonapathetic being will do this. I’m telling you be discontented with this insidious existence. No, I’m not saying or advocating violence is OK here; however, I do advocate freeing oneself from an apathetic existence. This freedom of which I speak, does require an aggressiveness in that, one must always fight to remove themselves from the complacency born of fear, ignorance.

Namaste’

Chakra cleansing is more important than the body physical or brushing your teeth.

The reason that I have taken you through these various understandings at different levels is to show you that in fact all of them are stating that Divinity is within the human form. And it’s stating that each and every human being is symbolic or a reflection of something far greater than our logical concepts of what we see ourselves, or believe ourselves to be. The physical is but a small manifestation of the Greater Self. And it is our ignorance that stand between the unlimited Self and this limited self.

Lastly, I want to leave you with the fact that the chakras have actually been photographed. The movement of the prana, or the flow of the prana has actually, clearly been seen flowing along the particular pathways, or highways and byways, as I said earlier, within the body itself. This is known as Kirlian photography technique, that being a highly specialized, high frequency photographic technique. I have written a book on the chakric system and I will attempt to make it available to you at some point. Hopefully I have awakened or aroused a desire for a deeper understanding of yourself, and therefore a better understanding of each other, and our inner connectiveness.

You know, the ancient depiction of the chakra is that of a lotus. The lotus is the symbol representing each chakra, and each lotus depicts a particular chakra with a certain number of petals and a specific color. And when we reach the Sahasara, remember that it’s not really a chakra, then we see that all the colors and a thousand petals represent this level, meaning that it is limitless. It is understood that the human being must pass through three particular stages along their spiritual path in life: the first one being that of ignorance; the second one being that of taking action, or having aspirations, doing Sadhanas; and thirdly illumination, that of merging with the Light, Self-Realization. Referring back to the chakra depicted by a lotus we understand that the lotus exists in what? Mud and water. And it reaches into the air transcending mud, or Mooladhara chakra, and water, the Svadisthana chakra, moving or ascending progressively to the heavens. We see the mud as the ignorance. We see the water as having to do with the aspirations, or reaching, and of course we see the air as the Light, or the Illumination.

Now, I have left you with a great deal of symbology, and perhaps a little different understanding of the symbology that we see in all religions relating to the human being, and the human being’s plight on the spiritual path to Self-Realization. Don’t become too entrenched in the seriousness of all of this. Just allow yourself to soak in at the various levels of your consciousness all that’s been given to you. And allow yourself to expand your mind, and perhaps see yourself in a different way. Break through those barriers, those limitations of the concepts that we all get stuck in, and allow yourself to freely move about in your inner being. Explore yourself. Come to know The True Divine nature which you here on earth as merely a reflection of……

Namaste to all of you.

Many Shantis.

Egyptians, European, Kabbalists and Pythagoreans all refer to the Chakras.

The ancient Egyptians were completely aware of the chakras. One of the stories given by the ancient Egyptians is called the Divine Pymander of Hermes Trismegistus. It is actually the teachings of Hermes who was a great mystic in Egypt. And the Sahasara chakra here is referred to as the eighth sphere, or the source. So, in this teaching in descending order we see mention of the seven rings. In these seven rings sit seven governors, again referring to the chakras, and their preceding deities. Here the chakras are referred to from the highest levels to the lowest levels of consciousness. Each ring is correspondingly associated with a planet of the zodiac, and each planet has a specific attribute which corresponds to that level of consciousness. In that book, or teaching of Hermes, it is clear that the path to the higher consciousness is called the White Light, and it must be attained by the climbing or ascent through one of these spheres. And in the book it tells how Hermes meets the great dragon, Poimandres, or the Lord of the Word, and this one gives him particular spiritual instructions. After that occurs, Hermes speaks and he said, “Oh people of the earth, men born and made of the elements, but with the essence of Divine within you, rise from your sleep, rise from your ignorance. Be thoughtful and understanding. Know that your home is not the earth, but the Light. Prepare yourself to climb through the seven rings (or chakras), and blend with the Eternal Light.”

In the ancient European mystical systems the consciousness was referred to as the macrocosmos, or the greater universe. And the microcosmos was just a reflection of the macrocosmos, thus referring to man or humanity’s relationship with consciousness. It is spoken that the macrocosmos is shown as being contained within the microcosmos of man’s body. In other words the greater universe is limited to the smaller or the reflection of itself. So the mystics were again saying that the chakras were actually within the human being. So the essence of all of these practices and experiences of the mystics and the pagans was to merge the macro and micro cosmoses, and the way to do it was through the chakras.

The ancient kabbalists make reference to the chakras in the symbol of the double triangle of Solomon. That is where the two triangles are coming together to form the hexagon. The hexagon is one of the symbols of the Anahata chakra, the heart chakra. The upper facing triangle is representing the macro cosmos, or referred to as the white Jehovah, or the Lord of Light. And the downward facing triangle represents the microcosmos, or the black Jehovah, or the Lord of Reflections, or humanity. This is symbolic of the relationship of humanity and consciousness. Now, it is stated that there are seven creative powers, or rays of light that emanate from the white Jehovah, or consciousness, and these are known to be the different levels of awareness that are associated with each one of the chakras arising out of the Sahasara. These seven rays are coming from the source, and have to do with the many names and forms. And these rays are converged and focus back onto the human being. There is great symbolism here. The number seven is very important and always has been very significant to mystics.

The Pythagoreans regarded the number seven as the spiritual life, because humanity is controlled by the seven celestial spirits, or by the chakras. Now just with a little humor I ask you to look at the fact that in the bible the  creation took place in seven days. Or how about that there are seven days to a week? Or how about that the number for man in numerology is seven? These are just some questions, but it does seem that there may be something to it. There are even references in the understanding of the solar system, there are planetary references for each chakra. Each chakra is associated with a particular planet, and it is understood in the ancient studies of astronomy that the human being must pass though the different spheres of the chakras, or pass through each planet in order to reach the center of one’s self, which is considered to be the Sahasara. And the ancients understood the process to be the movement through different levels of awareness not necessarily having to do with material existence.

Namaste’

The Chakras are symbolized in Christianity, Judaism, and in Islam.

In Christianity the chakras themselves are actually represented by the Christmas tree. Sometimes we refer to the chakras as the chakric tree, also we can refer to it as the tree of life. Now, the Christmas tree itself has a great deal of pagan significance. It was originally believed that the tree was actually decorated with just seven lights ascending. More recently of course the symbolism of the Christmas tree has been erased, and as you well know it has become something quite materialistic, commercial.

The Bible itself is a complement of symbolic stories both in the New Testament and the Old Testament. And these stories are disguised and symbolize stories of the human being’s process of Self-Awakening. Now, I want you to just for a moment consider what I’m about to tell you. We look closely at the crucifixion of Christ and we see it perhaps a little differently as we look at the chakric tree. It is said that the road that Christ struggled along, Dolorosa, to reach the place of his crucifixion, Golgotha, with the cross is symbolic of the ascent through the chakras. If we look at it in this way we would say that it perhaps is not really all that horrible or sad, because even though Christ is suffering he is actually purifying himself, which in fact is the awakening of the chakras, and the way that Christ walked by staggering up the road is the way that we progress through the different stages of awakening to our Highest Self. The actual crucifixion at Golgotha means that Christ has lost the ego, the limitations and that he is actually merging with the Sahasara chakra. In so doing this is where we see the resurrection, the rebirth, being born into the Divine Light. It is said that the tabernacle is actually a symbol of enlightenment. This enlightenment requires seven months which only come after we’ve passed through all the chakras. There are numerous stories of prophets, seers, saints, awakened ones, that speak of the process of Self-Awareness and now we come to spiritual awakening. This process is personified by both women and men who have sought to release themselves from the bondage of ignorance.

In Judaism the symbol of the seven chakras is the menorah. The menorah is composed of seven candlesticks much like we spoke of the Christmas tree in Christianity. In Islam there is a story that relates to the process of awakening in the story of Mohammed’s night journey to heaven. And in that process he passes through the seven heavens into the presence of Allah. The story reads very much like the story of Enoch. Mohammed was awakened in the night by the angel Gabriel. The angel Gabriel purified the prophet’s being by removing and washing his heart. Mohammed was then told to go to Jerusalem by an odd creature that’s called an Alborak, which is described as a white animal which is the same size and shape of a mule, and it has the head of a woman, and the tail of a peacock. In Jerusalem Mohammed comes off of Mount Moriah, and he begins to ascend a golden ladder that is lowered from the heavens. Gabriel is with him and they proceed through the seven heavenly realms, the chakras. The gate to each heaven is said to be guarded by one of the patriarchs to whom Mohammed pays his respects. Now these patriarchs were referred to earlier as the preceding deities, which are representing the nature of each chakra. It is said that at the gate of the first heaven, or Mooladhara chakra, Adam stood. And at the second gate, the Svadhisthana, was John, and the third gate, Manipura, was Joseph, and the fourth gate, Anahata, stood Enoch. At the fifth gate, the Visuddha, stood Aaron, and the sixth gate, the Ajna chakra, stood Moses. At the seventh gate stood Abraham. And some say that at the seventh gate was Jesus. At this particular heaven Mohammed entered the throne of Allah, the Sahasara chakra. Again, here we have a story of mans ascent, progressive movement through the chakric system, or the awakening of the chakras.