the transmission of energy, is an important technique by which kundalini
can be awakened. There are several varieties of shaktipat depending
on the facility of the guru and the interest of the disciple. A powerful
yogi can transmit energy to an aspirant and awaken the Kundalini. This
is accomplished in one of four ways: by touch, gaze, sound or thought.
those yogis who have gained complete control over the life force, which
in Sanskrut is called prana, can perform the process of Shaktipat. During
the student's spiritual efforts, the Guru's help is of enormous value.
Shaktipat initiation creates a subtle bond between the teacher and student
that allows the teacher to give fresh impulsion to his or her student's
Kundalini and eradicate obstructions that may arise. There are some
ways of classifying shaktipat initiation like in shaktopaya initiation
the guru awakens the kundalini shakti of the disciple where as in shambhavopaya
initiations the kundalini shakti of the disciple is awakened and led
up through the body's energy centers, bringing a glimpse of the highest
occurs when one's positive and negative karm reach a sort of equilibrium,
the ability to receive shaktipat is the result of a neutralization of
positive and negative karm, ordinarily it takes a long time to create
a fire by rubbing sticks together but if someone else already has a
fire then that fire can be used to ignite another fire.
teachers were quite selective about who received shaktipat. Sometimes
shaktipat was only given to one or two disciples in a generation.