Sealing Off the Lower Nature

An e-devotee asks what asana besides the lotus posture would work to close off the lower chakras. Gurudeva's response describes the lower chakras in terms of the lower nature and spiritual and non-spiritual people. Then he gives his advice.

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Austerity is the fire that straightens the twisted life and mind of an individual, bringing him into pure being, giving a new start in life, awakening higher consciousness and a cosmic relationship with God and the Gods, friends, relatives and casual acquaintances.
—Gurudeva