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Reshaping Our Destiny: Karma & the First 3 Chakras

We are responsible for our own fortune and misfortune. But there’s a way to modify our actions, undo what we’ve done, and reshape our destiny. We’re not helpless.

—Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Our karmas can bind us or grant us freedom—the choice is ours. How can we understand the mysterious forces of life, death, and karma, and take control of our destiny? In this powerful, never-before-seen lecture video from 1997, Pandit Tigunait explains how mastering our subhuman tendencies, especially fear and anger, allows us to erase binding karmas and give a new shape to our destiny.

According to Sri Vidya tantra, our thoughts, emotions, and primitive urges all originate from the lower chakras. Understanding and working with the first three chakras (muladhara, svadhishthana, and manipura) is the gateway to freedom. When we work with these chakras through precise contemplative, meditative, and yogic techniques, we are able to disentangle rudra granthi—the karmic knot at the third chakra—and come into contact with the divine fire that destroys our subhuman tendencies.

Watch this Wisdom Classic video, and learn more about how we can achieve karmic freedom by working with the first three chakras!

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 1 hour 29 mins

Source: From Death to Birth: Understanding Karma & Reincarnation lectures (Honesdale, 1997)

About the Teacher

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zorastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.

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