the collision of the different pranas at different place many sounds are
produced. These different sounds merge to form the Anahad sounds, and
its division are called seed sounds e. g., the sound of AUM has got the
sound of A, U, M, in a mixed form. If the sound of A is differentiated
and clarified then it is called the sound of the seed alphabet A.
The Generation of Sound :
There is a movement of prana in each part of the body. The channels through
which these pranas are blowing are narrow at places and wide at other
places. Different sounds are produced at different places by the force
of the prana and according to the anatomy. There is a definite limit of
movement of the sounds of the seed alphabets.
Therefore all the sounds of the seed alphabets are limited to live elements
i. e. the five elements contain the sound of all the seed alphabets individually.
By the Tankore of pranas when the Tatvas are subjected to friction by
them the light of tatva and the sound of the seeds are generated. In the
beginning the internal ears of the Sadhaka are not developed to an extent
that he may be able to hear the sounds. By constant practices and one
pointedness in meditation one can hear the sounds of the seed alphabets
Rules for Practical Visualisation :
1. The knowledge of Antah Karan and the visualization of Brahma flame.
2. Visualization and complete activation of the subtle body.
3. Hearing of the sound of Aum and the knowledge of differentiating different
4. To generate light at the tip of the nose.
5. The knowledge of Tankore.
of the Seed Alphabets
There are 50 seed alphabets from A to Ksha, The inclusion of trai and
gnya makes them 52. Therefore generally in Yoga, we speak of 50-52 seed
alphabets. Ksh, trai and Gnya are mixed seeds but are most effective.
The classification of these seed alphabets can be done in the following
1. According to the three attributes.
2. According to the tatwas.
3. According to the tankore.
4. According to yoga centres.
5. In thousand petalled lotus.
According to the three attributes : The seed alphabets can be satvic,
Rajasic of tamsic :
Stavic - form A to Ah ** 16
Rajasic - form Ka to Ma ** 25
Tamasic - from Ya to Ha ** 08
2. According to Tatwas :-
Earth Tatwa : Vam, Sham, Sham, Sam - 4
Water Tatwa : Bam, Bham, Mam, Yam, Ram, Lam 6
Fire Tatwa : Dam, Dham, Nam, Tam, Tham,
Dham, Dam, Nam, Pam, Pham - 10
Air Tatwas : Kam, Kham, Gam, Gham, Gang,
Cham, Chham, Jam, Jham, Gnyam,
Tam, Thaam - 12
Ether Tatwa : A, Aa, E, Ee, U, Oo, Ree, Rre,
Lree, aye, ayee, O, Aou, Ang, Ah - 16
Light Tatwa (Atma Tatwa) : Hang, Kshang 2
Brahma Tatwa (Brahmand) : Trang, Gyang 2
Complete total 52
3. According to tankore :-
i) The body is shared amongst seven seed alphabets - Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam,
Ham, Aum and Sham. It means many sounds are mixed up in the sounds of
these alphabets the sound is similar in physical and the subtle bodies.
Their description has already been given in the chapter on activation
of the subtle body.
ii) Aa, Ee, U, Aou, Ang, Ah - These vowels when used in tankore produce
an increase in its intensity. A is in fact mixed up with all the seeds
and Aug = Aum, Where the use of M is maximum. Therefore the seed alphabets
from A to M are mostly used in yoga for increasing the intensity of light
and are hence most useful.
4. According to the yoga centres : The light of 84 yoga points gets concentrated
at 12 points according to satvic. Rajasic and tamasic attributes. These
12 centres merge into one point and disappear. It can be understood in
the following way. The light of 84 yoga points is centred in seven chakras
i. e. 84/7 =12 center. These 12 centres are divided according to three
attributes 12/3 = 4 centres. The light of these 4 centres merges into
one centre in the equipoise state i. e. 84 points merge into 12 centres
which in turn merge into 4 centres and the process of merger of light
of 4 centres into one point completes the order of the seed alphabet.
Ang, Kang, Chang are visible first. Thang, Tang, Pang, Yang, Shang (Five
alphabets). Veem, Doom, Ayeem, Hang ( Vang, Dang, Aeng, Hang ). Ushang
= I (s seen in the end) Kshang =Kshya = the Light of all centres merges
into one point and this one point the Brahma point.
5. The order of the seed alphabets in Brahmand :
In lalna and the thousand petalled lotus the seed alphabets become manifest
in an order. These are 64 in Lalna and about one thousand in thousand
For the knowledge of the seed alphabets the thousand petalled lotus is
only important. The latter is like an opened out lotus - a place for yoga
practices. It has many sounds, colours, lights, divine figures and is
a place for the vision of gross Brahmands. It is fully described in the
chapter on Kundalini Yoga. The seed alphabets can be activated in two
ways - In the physical and in the subtle body. Secondly it can be done
by Antaha Karan and Brahmanda.
The activation of Seed alphabets in the body :-
It can be activated by the following practices :-
1. By Tankore.
2. By Jap of Seed alphabets.
3. By Jap of garland of letters.
4. By visualization of Gods.
1. By Tankore : The tankore is practiced as follows :
Generate light on the tip of the nose and give repeated tankores on the
place of the desired seed alphabets to be activated. The light on the
tip of the nose enlightens the desired spot and by tankore first the sound
is produced and later on the seed alphabets can be visualized.
Example : Sit in a posture and generate light on the tip of the nose by
pranayam practices. Direct this light to Mooladhara which in turn activates
mooladhara and a yellow light becomes visible in Mooladhara. Strike the
centre of the yellow light by the particles of Prana repeatedly. The collision
between the earth Tatwas and the Prana particles generates the sounds
of lam and later on lam becomes clearly visible. By doing this practice
for 21 to 41 days, Vam Sham, Sham, sam seeds sounds and forms become clearly
visible. The Tankore is always given in the internal kumbhaka.
By the subtle body : Sit on the seat in the morning time and fill yourself
with fresh air repeatedly. By doing it many times the light of Antah Karan
becomes white. Activate the subtle body and direct it to the knot of the
Agnya chakra and order it to reach the place of a particular seed alphabet.
It should clarify the sound and form of the seed alphabet. See with inner
eyes that the subtle body has reached there or not. The breathing should
remain normal. Collect the Pranas at the navel by collision of Prana and
Udana and take a ling deep breath and hold it. Contract the abdomen and
establish the Pranas in Agnys. Keep the internal eye stable on the Agnya
and direct the Prana for Tnakore to the required place. Drink nectar and
flex the neck so that the chin touches the chest and close both the ears.
I'ress the eyes gentle with fingers and go on increasing the pressure.
The third, fourch, fifth and sixth practices should be done quickly.
The sound is generated at the place of the tankore and this can easily
be heard. Repeat this practice again and again. The seed alphabets become
2. By Japa of Seed alphabets :
The japa of each seed results in practical visualization of that seed.
Do it in the following manner :-
It should be done either before sunrise or in the night when there is
all quietness, it is better.
i) Sit in an easy posture facing east or North. Keep the body straight.
ii) Fill in fresh air and the stomach should neither be full nor empty.
iii) Meditate on the Agnya chakra and do the japa of one seed alphabet
at least on thousand times. The japa will be performed mentally.
iv) During the japa the sound should be directed to the place of the seed
i.e. recite the seed with mental contemplation at the place of the seed.
For example, for the japa of a, o, japa should be at its place in the
vishuddhi chakra, but it should be visualized in the centre of the eye
v) Drink nectar and order the suitable body that it should hear the sound
clearly in the right ear. If the mind is stable and the place is quiet
and pure the japa gives quick results. The pronunciation should be correct
otherwise the japa will have no effect. The correct way is as follows
- Sham, the half moon on the word sha and the point on the moon is the
sun. The Moon is emitting dim light and this is in the form of the fire.
Like this in one seed alphabet sun, moon, fire and the part of divine
powers exist. It is a complete monifestation of divine powers. Shang should
be pronounced as Sham. If AUM is prefixed and Namah is suffixed then it
becomes the Mantra of that Divine power : For example, Aum, Sham, Namah
etc, for the practical visualization of the seed only Sham, Sham, Sham,
is to be recited.
2. Sit in a pure atmosphere quietly with a pure body and do the following
i) Breathe in through the left nostril and hold it for some time and exhale.
Do it 3-7 times.
ii) Inhale by reciting the desired seed alphabets once, perform holding
the breath by reciting the seed alphabet once and exhale by reciting it
iii) Inhale by the right nostril, hold it, and exhale. Repeat the seed
alphabet only once each time. This will be the japa of one seed alphabet.
iv) Increase the number of japa of the seed alphabets during inhaling,
holding and exhaling in ratio of 1-4-2. The concentration should be in
the centre of the eye brows during japa. 10 lakh japa of any seed will
activate it. This is called the seed japa by pranayam. It bestows bliss.
3. Activation by the Japa of the garland of letters :
First remember the 50 alphabets and practise them in the ascending and
descending orders. There should be no mistake about it and practise it
as follows :
i) Sit on a seat while keeping the body straight.
ii) Concentrate on the centre where the seed alphabet is to be visualized.
iii) Do the external Kumbhaka.
iv) Do the japa in the ascending and decending order. For example, it
should be like this Vam, Sham, Sham, Sam, Sam, Sham, Sham, Vam, and again
Vam, Sham, Sham, Sam. Repeat it 7 times for atleast 41 days. It quickly
give good results.
v) Go upwards from Mooladhara and do the japa of 50 alphabets while holding
the breath or practice on each centre. It can be done with ease. When
the practice of japa on the centres in the ascending and descending order
is completed then do the japa of the complete garland of letters in the
thousand petalled lotus. This is only possible when the breath can be
held for a long time. If the japa gets discontinued, do the whole practice
4. The Activation of seeds by the Vision of Gods :
Activate the light in the Antaha Karan and visualize the radiant Brahma
Point. Let the subtle body have the vision of subtle Brahma and practice
as follows :-
Do the japa of kram, Kreem, Kroom, Krayaem, Kraoum Krah (6 seeds) in the
Antah Karan. The divine eye of the subtle body should keep on viewing
the Brahma point. This japa is to be done for many days and only while
holding the breath. It means during the process of holding the breath
give the tankore of the 6 seed alpha-bets into the Brahma Point again
and again. The light of the subtle Brahma point spreads and a Divine figure
appears in this light of blue radiance. This is the form of Mother Kali
or the Kam seed. She is supporting a garland around the neck made up of
small sun points and is radiant. The sun points give the illusion of the
beads of human heads. Touch every luminous point with Pranas, and ask
the subtle body to obtain blessing of the Mother. The feet must be touched
first. She appears standing with one foot over a dead body with the garland
of seed alphabets around her neck and is expressing happiness. The garland
of letters from Am to Ksham i.e. 50 seeds are fromleft to right and the
japa should be in descending - ascending - descending orders. Gradual
practice clarifies the seed alphabets.
By the Tankore of 6 seed alphabets of mother Kali, many garlands will
be visible which will be according to the order of the Tatwas. Repeatedly
perform Tankore on the beads of the rosary which are like pearls i.e.
Ham, Ksham, Ksham, Ham, Ham, Ksham, After a few months practice seed alphabets
become clear and the sound is clearly heard in the right ear.
Do the japa of 3 seed alphabets, Bhram, Bhrum, Bhroom and give tankore.
The above garlands will become clearly visible.
Do the japa of Hram, Hreem, Hrum, or Hram, Hreem, or only of Hram the
garland of seed alphabets become visible. The Tankore of each seed alphabets
is performed on the Brahma Point.
of Sentences by the Vision of Seed alphabets
The vision of seed alphabets is only possible when the subtle body is
activated otherwise it is an illusion. The vision of the seed alphabets
is possible anywhere and the first to become visible are Sa, Tam, Ram
or Pum, Eem, or AUM, or Hreem. The seed vision may be anywhere but it
is blue, yellow, green or red and all of them have got the signs of sun
and moon. The spot at which the vision occurs must be kept in mind and
once one seed is visualized all the seeds can easily be visualized, Do
the following practice for attaining the vision of any one seed alphabet
or for all the seed alphabets.
i) Lie on your abdomen, catch hold of the feet by the hands and pull them
up. Flex the neck and open the mouth and breathe forcefully. When the
pranas are generated close the eyes. The Brahma flame is visible in the
centre of the eyebrow. Invite the desired seed alphabet into it. The seed
alphabets materialise their form and are clearly visible. This practice
leads perfection in a few days.
ii) After this practice the desired Mantra can be visualized by invocation.
iii) Sit in an easy posture and activate the Brahma flame. Do nectar drinking
and collect the Prana in the centre of the eye-brow and hear the Nada.
Flex the neck so that the chin touches the chest, close the eyes and drink
nectar. Recite the Mantra, all the alphabets of the sentence separately,
It should be done neither very slowly nor very quickly. Give the Tankore
of each seed into the flame. One can visualize the Mantra alongwith its
iv) After these practices invite the subtle body and order it to write
down that Mantra or the sentence.
Repeat it atleast 8 times. The Mantra will be visible as if it is being
sculptured. When this happens the knowledge regarding the seed alphabets
WHY IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE THE VISUALIZATION OF SEED ALPHABETS?
The knowledge of Yoga is infact knowledge of the subtle activities of
nature. In Yoga practices there is collision between many things it generates
sound, light and heat. The intensity of heat is quietened by practices.
The light now becomes pleasant and meditational practices can be carried
for a long time. In the knowledge of light, to generate complete light
is the aim of the sadhaka. This is only possible when the pranas have
been conducted through each body organ andlight generated by it. The movement
of prana activate different forms of light and sound. These are the seed
alphabets. They are visualized according to their sounds and formation.
In order to know the flow of the Prana within the body whether it is pure
or impure and which part of the body have developed full light and in
which parts of the body the prana have yet to move, the knowledge of seed
alphabets is essential. It is not possible to have the vision of Brahma
without visualising the garland of letters because the orderly visualization
of seed alphabets is a proof of the flow of pure pranas through the organs
of the physical and the subtle body. Otherwise the practices are illusory.
This statement is absolutely correct.
ORDER OF THE SEED ALPHABET IN KUNDALINI YOGA :
Kundalini Yoga is a perfect and independent process for God realisation.
All Yoga practices are included in this discipline. Its detailed-description
is given ahead.
THE FORM OF THE SEED :
i) The light forms which appear after the collision of the particles of
pure Prana take the form of Divine powers or seed alphabets .
ii) The light of Antah - Karan is Satvik, devoid of impurities, hence
the form of the seed is primarily satwik.
iii) The seed alphabets or Divine forms arise from the Brahma flame and
merge back into it. This flame is responsible for the manifest and the
iv) Separate meditation and visualization of the seed alphabets from the
Branma flame produces manifest results bestowing siddhis. These manifest
perfections (Siddhis) bind the sadhaka with Karmas and destroy the store
house of pure Prana particles. The sadhaka then remains devoid of the
Brahmanda practices. Therefore once the seed alphabets or the divine forms
are visualized repeated prayers should be done unto them for the realisation
of the unmanifest. The Sun and Moon on the seed represent flow of few
of the God's unlimited attributions and without these points they represent
its unmanifest form. For example, Ham represents Shiva and Shakti, Ganesh,
Sun, Elephant, Hakini, Manas Chakras, Subtle body and one seed of the
HAM : Represents the unmanifest form of Shiva Shakti which does not need
sun, moon and stars for its radiance. The light is gradually merging into
full light. The whole seed is merging into light and only dim blue light
is left behind. The order is as given below. It means it has merged into
its own origin.
There is one place which is manifest as well as unmanifest :
This is Ham, Different rays are coming out of it and these are the vowels
and consonants. From this chakra of 21 letters, 50 seed alphabets are
generated which occupy different places in the body. Once this Chakra
of 21 letters is clearly visualized the Richas of Vedas become visible.
One can hear their sounds produced by the pronounciation of the subtle
body automatically. This chakra must be perfected for the visualization
of letters or sentences.
1) Sit in an easy posture and quickly perform the four practices of Antah-Karan.
Activate the Brahma Point in the Brahma Flame. Light blue rays appear
to be coming out of it.
2) The Brahma point is the place for Bam, Give the tankore of 21 seed
alphabets into it. When the chakra is clearly visible, increase the store
of pranas and again meditate.
3) Seed alphabets or sounds or Mantras or richas of the Vedas become visible
according to time and modifications of the Manas. Order the subtle body
to hear this sound and enjoy the bliss. This is the ecstasy of Yoga.
Aum Shantih Shantih Shantih
Yogi Raj, the Master.
The physical body is the store house of impurities where one or the other
impure thoughts arise. This is directly related to Apana because the increase
in Apana makes the mind unstable. It is therefore ordained again and again
to get rid of Apana completely from the body. The subtle body has no impurities
of its own because the pure prana particles derived from Udana and Prana
are established in the subtle body. Therefore the subtle body always works
with benevolent feeling. On realizing the subtle body the sadhaka can
definitely state that there is nothing like impure in the Antah Karan.
When the feelings of the Sadhaka remain with the subtle body they are
pure, and when they are with the physical body they become impure. This
in fact is the state of knowledge and ignorance and hence the sadhaka
should keep his feelings in the subtle body as long as possible.
It is only after entry into Antah Karana that one can differentiate between
inner visions and the visions of the light of Antaha Karan. There is no
scope for imagination in Yoga. In Yoga the Sadhaka perceives as things
are in their true form - this is called the knowledge of yoga. Knowledge
by Yoga cannot be attained by external knowledge or by hearing any body.
In the practices for Antah Karan sound, light, prana and nectar drinking
are practiced in combination. The results of all the practices by all
the routes is the same here. This results in the activation of Brahmanda
and an attempt to understand the form of God.
The prana Yoga consists of the knowledge of the subtle body, entry of
Prana into Antah Karan and unison with the other pranas pervading in Antah
Karan it maintains the flow of pure pranas in the gross and subtle body.
It means that the sadhaka has united the gross body with the subtle body
and has establish union with the divine prana. This bestows the Sadhaka
with Divine bliss. The experience of different visions appear to the sadhaka
as a play of light, where at places there are lights and at places there
are seed alphabets and at places different types of scenes appear and
The visualization of the seed Hreem bestows the vision of the divine master.
This itself is the Master, Hreem, is equal to H-R-Eem, which means the
knowledge bestowed by God is true. The practices are correct and whatever
he has learnt so far is also correct. It is useful to have the knowledge
of Grammer for realising the meaning of seed alphabets. The realisation
of Antah-Karan makes the modifications of the mind introvert. These appear
and keep on disappearing. After sometime the sadhaka quietens them also
and wants to experience complete peace. He wants to remain in a state
where there is no desire or modifications of mind or sankalpa etc. it
is only possible when complete light is generated by samadhi.
Shantih Shantih Shantih
Yogi Raj, the Master.