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Kuji-In is Japanese for nine symbols, nine seals or nine gates.
Nine Symbols = Nine Seals = Nine Gates = Nine Chakras = Nine Levels of Consciousness
The 9 hand seals (or Mudras) technique and its teachings are believed to have originated in the Hindu religion. It was devised as a way to bring the virtues of the Spirit into the physical experience. The nine hand seals practice was later adopted by Buddhism. The mudras remained the same, but Buddhist mantras where added. The original mantras were in Sanskrit. The Buddhist movement went to china, where the tradition was passed on to the hermetic and esoteric groups. The techniques migrated from China and Tibet to Japan. In Japan, the kuji-in disciplines were adopted by esoteric Buddhism, the Ninja and some Samurai groups. They have been popularized in some of the ninja movies as the source of the special mental and psychic powers attributed to the mystical ninja.
The kuji-in technique is composed of a combination of the application of the mudra (hand postures), mantra (associated prayer or affirmation), and the mandala (the associated symbol or visualization). The goal of the kuji-in technique is the quest for knowing the truth about ourselves. It is a contemplation of higher principles, an application of noble behavior in our daily lives, and mental availability to perceive knowledge that is not studied, but revealed. The side effects of this revelation is the acquisition of strength, control, healing powers, telepathy and clairvoyance. As with any meditation practice, the results are formed and defined by the practitioners intent.
This is a practice that can, if applied with a pure intent, accelerate enlightenment. The activation of kundalini and the purification of one's self is integral to this game plan.
It should not be surprising that a practice with such an ancient history that has diffused into so many cultures and religions over a very long period of time would have some variations in how it is practiced and understood. The version presented here is derived primarily from the ninja. The resource material is derived primarily from the works of the Buddhist bishop Francois Lepone.
Note: When you research this subject, you will find several variations on the hand mudras. The variation presented here is based on the theory that connecting the meridians provides the greatest enhancement of energy. All of the variations are likely valid. Try them and go with what works best for you.
Francois Lepone's books and study material are available
For additional introduction, watch these youtube videos.
NOTE: When one affirms something to the effect of "I am the divine consciousness" or anything similar, it should invoke a sense of humility ... not a sense of self importance. When we first become one with "God", "the Force", "Infinity", etc., we become, metaphorically speaking, the tail on the dog. The tail does not wag the dog. With practice and self purification, we may become the whole dog.
As with any Spiritual practice, Intent is of pre-eminent importance. You may also notice as you practice these mudras and mantras that your effects will be felt more quickly and powerfully when you combine energy enhancing exercises including but not limited to Qi Gong, Pranayama, Huna, Robert Bruce's energy development, etc.
Each of the Kuji-in practices has a correspondence with a chakra, energy center and level of consciousness. Each chakra corresponds to a physical endocrine gland. Edgar Cayce stated that each endocrine gland center is associated with and influenced by a particular afterlife realm through its associated astrological planetary influence. The planetary realm is not that of the physical planet, but a distinct plane that is inhabited.
The lowest endocrine gland in our body, the sexual glands, is associated with the lowest afterlife realm in the hierarchy of Spirit realms. The pituitary gland is associated with the highest afterlife realm in the hierarchy. The afterlife realm we travel to upon death is determined by the highest endocrine gland within our body that we have spiritually activated. Activation of the highest spiritual center, the pituitary gland, creates a spiritual awakening and enlightenment that brings an awareness of our one-ness with God, the Infinite or the Source. We can achieve spiritual enlightenment through meditation and any other experience that unites our awareness with that of God.
The Kuji-in meditations are a system of raising energy and raising consciousness. They are a means of stimulating the awakening and arising of the kundalini. The awakening of the kundalini requires the purification of the energy of the chakras. Therefore, doing the kuji-in meditations may stimulate chakra activity and bring any energy imbalances or unresolved issues to the practitioner's attention.
Japanese Kanji: On bai shira man taya sowaka
Sanskrit: Om vajraman taya swaha (Pronounced: Om vajramaanatayaa Swaha)
English Literal: O thunderbolt to / who has glory / sacrifice
Alternate: "I am strong and powerful and I dedicate myself to service of the Spiritual Source and Oneness of All". "I am strong and powerful and compassionate". "Divine Omnipotent energy and wisdom is permeating every aspect of my mind, body and Spirit." "I am strong and powerful - I serve the Spiritual Source and Oneness of All". "I cleanse, purify, accept and forgive my sensuality and sexuality".
The chakra associated with Rin is the first or root or base chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the gonads. According to Cayce, the energy of the sexual glands, when misdirected, may bring sexual perversions and unbridled sensuality. If this Spiritual center is the highest center activated during a person's life, at death they may dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Saturn. This afterlife realm can be referred to as the realm of earthly woes and is not a pleasant place. It is similar to the afterlife realm which is known by Catholics as purgatory, a place of cleansing, purification and starting over. Activating the root chakra brings one into the direct experience of any unresolved urges and unfinished business of a sexual nature. Once purified, the root chakra energy becomes a driving force for the activation of higher chakras and consciousness.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any unresolved sexual issues that you may have.
Japanese Kanji: On isha naya in tara ya sowaka
Sanskrit: Om isha naya yantraya swaha (Pronounced: Om ishaanayaa yantrayaa Swaha!)
English Literal: O vigorous behavior instrument glory
Alternate: "Divine energy flows through me and everything around me." "Omnipotent Divine energy flows through me and creates all reality". "I am one with the energy that creates all reality."
The chakra associated with kyo is the second chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the leydig gland or cells of leydig. According to Cayce, the lyden (or Leydig) gland, located above the sexual glands, is the starting point of the soul's activity toward higher levels of Spiritual consciousness. The second chakra is a door through which the soul may enter higher afterlife realms. This chakra is often referred to as the "seat of the soul", the point of entry and exit of the soul into a physical body. In the meridian energy system, an energy center called the "dan tien" is located here. This center is where Qi or vital energy is stored. According to Cayce, if this gland is the highest gland activated during a person's life, they will transition to the realm of Neptune at death. This afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of mysticism, where souls have the ability to have direct experience with the Creator and perceive the Creator. This gives the urges to seek the unusual, the mystical and the unseen forces around us. People who come to Earth from this realm seem peculiar to others and are many times misunderstood. "
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any tendency you may have to being distracted by fascination or obsession with the mystical, psychic, Spiritual or occult realms.
Japanese Kanji: On je te ra shi itara ji ba ra ta no-o sowaka
Sanskrit: Om jit rashi yatra jiva ratna swaha (Pronounced: Om jitraashi yatra jivaratna Swaha!)
English Literal: O conquering zodiac place life treasure glory
Alternate: "I am one with the Infinite Divine Energy and in Harmony with the Universe."
The chakra associated with Toh is the third or solar plexus chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the adreanal glands. The adrenal glands are located above the kidneys. Physiologically, they are two types of glands. The adrenal cortex secretes many hormones associated with inflammation, healing and mobilizing energy reserves and is controlled by the pituitary gland. The adrenal medula is an extension of the sympathetic nervous system and secretes adrenaline. We are acutely aware of this center in times of stress, when it pours adrenaline into the blood stream to aid us in fighting or fleeing. According to Cayce, the adrenals are the storehouse of our emotional karma. From these glands come the negative energy of anger and hatred and the positive energy of compassion and enthusiasm. If this gland is the highest activated during life, they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Mars. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of anger. Cayce said this realm was the place to learn how to control the warrior-like power, aggressions and urges that each soul has the ability to project. People who come to Earth from this realm may bring with them anger, impulsiveness, and a temper. Such people may have an exalted opinion of themselves, but it makes them courageous.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront your emotional karma, unresolved anger and delusions of grandeur.
Japanese Kanji: On ha ya baï shi ra man ta ya sowaka
Sanskrit: Om vajraman taya swaha (Pronounced: Om vajramaanatayaa Swaha)
English Literal: O thunderbolt to / who has glory / sacrifice
Alternate: "The flow of Infinite Divine energy is healing to myself and others."
The chakra associated with Sha is the fourth or heart chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the thymus. Physiologically, the thymus is the heart of the immune system and secretes hormones important to healing, immune function and longevity. The thymus gland is associated with love. Love opens all doors. At this gland, love is awakened, bringing with it consideration, unselfishness, sincerity and honesty. According to Cayce, if this gland is the highest gland activated during a person's life, they will be able to dwell in the afterlife realm associated with the planet Venus. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm can be referred to as the realm of love. Sympathy, the alleviating of hardships, the seeking of love, beauty and song are some influences that people from that realm possess. There is a strong attraction to the opposite sex.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any unresolved issues you have with love, compassion, romance, relationships and fascination with the opposite sex.
Japanese Kanji: On no-o maku san man da ba za ra dan kan
Sanskrit: Om namah samanta vajranam hâm (Pronounced: Om namah samanta vajranam ham!)
English Literal: O homage everything diamond hâm
Alternate: "I see, feel and know the energy connections between myself, the Infinite and all things".
The chakra associated with Kai is the fifth or throat chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the thyroid. Physiologically, the thyroid is the source of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones regulates metabolism. According to Cayce, the thyroid gland is related to will-power. From the misuse of the will for selfish and domineering ends, may come the condition known as hyper-thyroidism. When little effort is made to exercise the will at all, the result can be hypo-thyroidism. The energy of the thyroid gland opens the door into the psychic realms of consciousness. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person's life, they will dwell in the afterlife realm associated with Uranus. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of the psyche. Cayce said it was natural for every soul to have a sixth sense. The Uranus afterlife realm is where the soul develops psychic ability. Uranus is also the realm of extremes. It gives people who came from there an interest in the occult and psychic phenomena. Such people have times of smoothness and other times, periods of ecstasy and depression.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any unresolved issues you have with mood swings, depression, drive, motivation, etc. You may also have to address any issues, preconceptions, blocks or biases that you may have toward psychic and intuitive experiences.
Japanese Kanji: On aganaya in maya sowaka
Sanskrit: Om agnaya yan maya swaha (Pronounced: Om agnayaa yanmayaa Swaha!)
English Literal: O fire of Agni made of surnatural glory
Alternate: "Through the Infinite, I know the mind of each and all". "I humbly recognize the oneness of all minds and respect and know them."
The chakra associated with Jin is the sixth chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the pineal. According to Cayce, the pineal gland is situated a little above the pituitary gland and is the so-called "Mind of Christ" gland. When this gland has been truly awakened, one may experience spiritual holy communion. It is by this gland that the mind of the soul meets the Holy Spirit. This gland, when stimulated daily through meditation, can bring seer-ship or prophecy. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person's life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Mercury. Mercury is associated with high mental abilities. People who come to Earth from this realm are gifted souls who need to watch out for self-aggrandizement or their abilities will be merely stumbling stones upon their path. Mercury brings understanding, specifically the understanding of the other spheres.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any unresolved issues you have with a sense of self-importance, superiority, entitlement, etc.
Japanese Kanji: On I ro ta ki cha no ga ji ba tai sowaka
Sanskrit: Om jyota hi chandoga jiva tay swaha (Pronounced: Om jyotihi chandoga jiva tay Swaha!)
English Literal: O lighting for chanting life stream glory / brilliance
Alternate: "I see the energetic foundation of matter, and I am that energy". "I serve the Infinite."
The chakra associated with Retsu is the seventh chakra.
The corresponding endocrine gland is the pituitary. The pituitary gland is the master gland of the body. It is situated between and behind the eyes in the brain, acting as the third eye of ancient mysticism. It is through the pituitary gland, the highest endocrine gland, that ultimate awakening comes. It is through the energy of the pituitary gland that one may enter the very presence of God through meditation and prayer. If this gland is the highest gland activated during a person's life, at death they will be able to dwell in the corresponding afterlife realm associated with the planet Jupiter. According to Cayce, this afterlife realm is referred to as the realm of high mindedness and large groups. People who come to Earth from this realm may bring with them universality and ennoblement. They may turn their attention to large groups of people or nations. They can be expansive and may become blessed with wealth, which includes a wealth of friends, a broad-mindedness, and the ability to consider others. They often have grand ideas and notions.
The planet Pluto the seventh planet from the Earth and is associated with the afterlife realm referred to as the realm of consciousness. This afterlife realm is the realm for the final development of full consciousness. The planet Pluto was discussed by Cayce years before it was actually discovered. He referred to it as Vulcan and also as Septimus. When Pluto was discovered, Cayce affirmed that Vulcan or Septimus was the same planet as Pluto. The Pluto realm of the afterlife brings regeneration and a growth in consciousness, but also can bring self-centeredness. Pluto represents spiritual growth and development of the soul and its influence is just now developing in the destiny of humanity.
As you activate this center, you may have to confront any unresolved issues self-centeredness and the temptations that may accompany personal charisma.
Japanese Kanji: On Chi ri Chi i ba ro ta ya sowaka
Sanskrit: Om sRj iva Rtaya swaha (Pronounced: Om srija iva ritaya Swaha!)
Alternate: "I see the consciousness of the laws of nature, and I am that consciousness." Or, "I am one with the consciousness of nature."
Japanese Kanji: On a ra ba sha no-o sowaka
Sanskrit: Om ah ra pa cha na dhi
Alternate: "I am the void and the light".
Apply the kuji-in mudra meditations one at a time. Do each one for 7 consecutive days and journal the results. After finishing all of them, go through all of them in a sequence in one meditation and journal the results.