THE CAVE OF DIVINE KNOWLEDGE (Gyan Gupha)
This poem is from page 76-77 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji
Over the tongue,
The bellows of breath,
Plays the Naad.
From the dance of tongue and palate,
The seed of the Gurmantra is born.
Out of the Guru’s mouth,
The Cave of Divine Knowledge,
Comes the Naad of the Gurmantra.
The tongue churns …
The Eternal Song of Har Har is sung.
Uttering the Gurmantra,
Pranas merge at the navel,
And with the Great Lock,
The Tenth Gate opens wide.
From within the Cave of Divine Knowledge,
God Himself is born!
Explanation of this poem by Guruka Singh Khalsa
(as it appears on page 258 of the book Furmaan Khalsa: Poems to Live By by Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Khalsa Yogiji)
The Cave of Seed & The Cave of Divine Knowledge
This pair of poems is about two kinds of intercourse.
Here the Siri Singh Sahib draws a direct parallel between sexual intercourse and Mitna, the intercourse of the tongue within the mouth. Gupha means cave or cavity. The tongue is the analogue of the penis, and the mouth is the analogue of the vagina and womb. The word mathan means churning. The action of the penis within the vagina is likened to the action of the tongue within the mouth.
When you speak the Guru’s words your mouth becomes the Guru’s mouth. The 84 meridian points of the lips and upper palate are stimulated in exactly the same pattern as when the words were originally spoken by the Guru. In this way the pituitary and pineal glands are made to secrete and the higher centers are activated. This is the mechanism of experiencing the Infinite through speaking Gurbani.
The prerequisite for the initiation of the creative act of either chanting or sexual intercourse is the same, namely, the prana and apana must mix at the navel point and then the resulting energy must flow to the creative center involved. In the case of sexual intercourse, the energy flows downwards to the second chakra; and in the case of chanting, the energy flows upwards to the fifth chakra. Both the second and fifth chakras are creative energy centers, and they both use energy through the cooperative interaction of the male and female parts. The major difference is that it takes two people to use the second center properly, while one alone can use the fifth center. The results of both these acts of Divine creation are similar as well. In the first case, the creation of a new human being, and in the second case the creation of a new reality!
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