The Chakras and their virtues

The Chakras and their virtues

Texts translated by Lorenzo Bermejo Thomas

The Chakras are centres or wheels of subtle energy. They are a bridge between the body and the soul.

They have been referenced through the Tantra. The Tantra was a culture older than the Arian and the Vedic and coincides with a golden age of humanity, being dated by some authors in the age of Egyptian splendour and the construction of the great pyramid.

For tantric medicine, every disease is manifested in the pranic (energetic) body due to the blockage of one or various chakras. It's also curious that the symbol of healing of doctors and pharmacists is the caduceus, that is the representation of the Kundalini energy of life going through the chakras.

We know that along the energetic cord of the backbone (sushumma) there are six energetic points that represent the different states of consciousness. All our body is formed by a net of energetic channels called nadis or acupuncture meridians in China; the Tantra says there are 144,000, the same as 12 important chakras and 7 known chakras along the backbone.

Our target is to overcome the disorders of incarnation and to balance the chakras.

A dysfunctional chakra causes disharmonies of physical or mental nature, called buhta (blockage). This term also means a relation with the attack of “demons or malignant spirits” in popular language. These “spirits”, according to the Tantra, are the symbolic representation of our passions. Spiritual freedom means, precisely, to be able to dominate these passions making the contrary virtues grow.

Darkness can only disappear with Light.

We can relate the chakras with the Menorah, as the chakras also represent the Tree of Life.