The Spiritual Heart and the Chakras
Author Dr.Vladimir Antonov
Translated by Dr.Mikhail Nikolenko
The chakra anahata is the organ that is responsible for generating emotions of love. This is the most important part of the human organism. It is called also the middle dantyan. This structure is what the spiritual seekers of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and most likely representatives of other religious schools have trained and worked with [8-15].
However, there are numerous wrong attempts to determine the location of the chakra anahata and of the spiritual heart, including quite preposterous ones.
Some early Christians believed that the spiritual heart was located in the physical heart.
Some authors shared in the literature their “firm conviction” that the spiritual heart, unlike the physical one which is located in the left part of the chest, is located in the right part of it.
On the schemes contained in some books, the spiritual heart for some reason was depicted as located around the stomach area, and some incompetent authors accepted this opinion. But it is clear that if one spends the whole life developing the stomach area by means of various psychic techniques, one is not going to advance a bit in gaining the ability to love cordially.
In reality, the spiritual heart starts growing in the center of the thorax and then continues to grow from the thorax.
During the first centuries of the Christian era many true spiritual seekers used the method known as the Jesus Prayer for developing this organ. They started to diligently repeat a certain variations of the following prayer all day long: “Jesus Christ, our Lord, Son of God, have mercy on me!” or simply “Jesus! Jesus!”, in an attempt to invoke and perceive Jesus-the-Sweetest (the Most Beloved). And in some of them — usually after years of such practice — this prayer involuntarily “got down” from the head to the thorax and… — the person suddenly realized what love really is! As a result, his or her life changed dramatically starting from this moment [9,39,69].
But in the following centuries — as the Christian movement degraded — this method was gradually forgotten. In Russian Orthodoxy the opinion started to prevail that the secret of the Jesus Prayer had been “lost”…
However, by using the scientific method we were able to discover the secret of opening the spiritual heart and to work out techniques that allowed almost everyone desiring to learn it to accomplish this task in one or two months or even quicker.
How one can do it in practice (even by oneself) is explained in detail in a series of our books [9 and others] and is demonstrated in our films.
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God is Love. And in order to get closer to Him, to become a part of Him by merging into the Him, we also have to become Love.
One can also put it in other words: the Primordial Universal Consciousness, the Creator is as if the “Universal Anahata” — the United Spiritual Heart of the Absolute, which is constantly replenished by spiritual hearts of seekers from all inhabited planets of the universe who attain Perfection and merge into Him. This is why the Straight Path to one’s own complete spiritual Self-Realization, which consists in Mergence with the Primordial Consciousness, implies development of oneself as a spiritual heart, first of all. Only through this one can merge into Him.
All other valuable qualities of an individual consciousness (soul) may be considered as auxiliary, supplemental to the functions of the spiritual heart and contributing to their full and correct realization.
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In the Chinese spiritual tradition the chakra anahata is called the middle dantyan. It is located in the center of the human organism. Two other dantyans “supplement” it, supporting its activity and development: the lower dantyan supplies it with power, and the upper dantyan carries out primarily the intellectual function.
The dantyans are composed of chakras; each chakra plays a certain role in the life of the organism (see more details in ).
The middle dantyan consists of only one chakra — the anahata.
The upper dantyan consists of three chakras. In particular, the sahasrara and ajna chakras are responsible for the intellectual function, while vishudha (that adjoins anahata) — for aesthetic appraisal.
The lower dantyan, which is also composed of three chakras, represents the “power plant” of the organism.
Its upper chakra — manipura — is located in the upper abdominal area — in the region of the solar plexus and digestive organs: the stomach, the pancreas, the liver, some part of the intestinal tract, etc. Among other functions it performs is accumulation of energy derived from food.
Whether a person is energetic or not depends on the condition of his manipura. Using special techniques of cleansing and development of manipura  one can eliminate sluggishness and sleepiness, as well as pathological excitability, fidgeting, and irritability.
Another chakra of the lower dantyan — svadhistana — is located in the lower part of the abdomen. It is responsible for the reproductive function and for generation of emotions associated with it.
While manipura is responsible for ensuring normal activity of the organism, correctly developed svadhistana is responsible to a significant degree for the refinement. One of the emotions that are the most important in the beginning of spiritual Path — sexually colored tenderness — is experienced as a result of interaction between svadhistana and anahata. Most subtle emotions can be experienced during harmonious communication with children or when enjoying the subtlest phenomena of living nature (especially at spring dawns and dusks).
When the organism is overfilled with the subtlest emotions, these energies get partially reserved in a special repository connected with the lowest chakra — muladhara. The energy accumulated there is called kundalini. This is an extremely important energetic reserve of the organism; it is accumulated and stored from one incarnation to another. One day it can — provided that the soul is mature enough and there are auspicious circumstances — contribute to the breakthrough of the soul into the Divine eons and to Mergence of the individual consciousness with the Primordial Consciousness. The fact is that kundalini is Atmic energy. It is identical by the level of subtlety to the Primordial Consciousness. I must mention that, being in as if an “archived” state (in computer terms), kundalini is located not in the physical body but outside it. It is not related to the coccyx in any way (which sometimes is asserted in many dilettantish books on “yoga”), and neither bringing it up to the body nor moving it through the body can be induced by beating with the coccyx against the floor or by shaking dancing or by other extravagant methods, which can be harmful in some cases.
Special methods of spiritual practice allow a person to combine the three lower chakras into one “power block” called hara. From this moment on, the growing spiritual heart starts to receive an adequate supply of power from below. Thanks to the latter, one gains the ability to accelerate the expansion of the spiritual heart beyond the body — up to the size of the Earth, then — of our galaxy…, the entire universe… and farther…
No chakras are “bad” or “good” (such ignorant fantasies can be found in some publications). All the chakras must be developed — in structural and functional terms — up to the full realization of their functions .
But let us never to forget that the main chakra (which always should be paid special attention) is the anahata chakra — with its functions of love.