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 realization.
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