The Mother-Power

(Occult Power)

Introductory Comments

 I recently ran across a book entitled, "KUNDALINI, THE MOTHER-POWER" (1992). The author is SRI CHINMOY (ISBN 0-88497-104-X). This article I am writing is intended for research purposes. All my writings are FREE for you to use for the Lord. 

Born in Bengal in 1931, Sri entered an "ashram" (spiritual community as they call it) at the age of 12.  Here he became a master in Kundalini yoga. Sri Chinmoy came to New York city in 1964. Since then he has had a profound influence about millions of people.

To show you the extent of the New Age Movement, Sri Chinmoy has been giving twice-weekly meditations at the United Nations since 1970. He is a composer of music and performs "peace concerts" around the world. He has written over 850 books as well. Here's a quote from this book, "Sri Chinmoy's achievements as a weightlifter have also earned him considerable renown... He has lifted objects weighing as much as 7,000 pounds using only one arm." 

People by the Millions are falling into the devil's trap of New Age and the Kundalini religion. As you will see, Kundalini is witchcraft! New Age is witchcraft!  

By the way; I am a born-again Christian, and I believe that Jesus Christ is Almighty God. I only use the King James Bible (what other bible is there?). May God's Holy Spirit speak to your heart as I speak to your mind. Sincerely and God bless, Dave.

Bible Basics

I always read the back page summary of a book before I read it. Surprising to me was the following words I read, "En route to his own spiritual realization, Sri Chinmoy attained mastery over the Kundalini and occult powers." Did you read that!—"Occult powers." We (born-again believers) know right off the bat that Sri Chinmoy has some serious problems if he's involved in occult practices. What does the word "occult" mean? Here is one definition I retrieved from a college dictionary: "Supernatural forces and events and beings collectively." Using the Bible, I would define the "occult" as "any force, power or guidance apart from God and His Word." Seeking help, guidance or information apart from the principles of God's Word is a very foolish thing to do my friend. The occult is very foolish. New Age is of the occult. Astrology is of the occult. These folks are seeking for answers apart from the True and Living God.  Note: when one speaks of "forces," he is speaking of "power." Notice what the Bible has to say concerning "power." 

M't:28:18: "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."

Hence, Jesus Christ is Lord (Supreme Authority) over all. This is what the Bible proclaims. There is NO power in the entire universe that does not originate from Jesus Christ, God.  Notice in the next verse that Jesus has delegated a certain amount of power to the Devil.

Luke 4:6: "And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it."

Did you read that? The devil admitted that what power he has is "delivered" unto him.  Notice "is," not "was." This means that the devil has NO power of his own. All of Satan's power is from God. God can cast Satan into hell-fire at any time if He so chooses. The Devil's power only exists as long as God continues to "deliver" it unto him. Notice also that Satan can share that power with anyone he wants to. Evidently, Satan sincerely thought he had a chance to appeal to the humanity of Jesus Christ. Satan really thought he could get Jesus to sin. 

Did Satan not realize that this was God in the flesh? I think Satan knew just that—Jesus was in the flesh. Though Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless-life and had God's blood flowing in His veins—He was still a fleshly man, able to be tempted. Satan attacked Jesus in the only area he thought vulnerable, his flesh. Of course, Jesus never sinned, not even once. Notice in the next verse that Satan will share his power with the antichrist.

2Th:2:9: "Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,"

"All power" here does not mean the same thing as it did in Matthew 28:18. The reason is mentioned in the verse we just read. The antichrist will come with all power "after the working of Satan." So the antichrist will have "all" of Satan's power, but not all of God's power. Satan's power is nothing compared to God's power. The antichrist will be limited to Satan's maximum power (which is weakness compared to Jesus' power.) 

I've laid the preceding foundation to say this, "There is ONLY ONE source of power in this universe--Jesus Christ and His Word.

Ro:13:1, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."

Ecclesiastes 8"4: "Where the word of a king is, there is power."

Jesus is above all powers and authorities. "Jesus" is above every name, including "God." This can only be true because Jesus Christ is Almighty God. Jesus is called the "Everlasting Father" in Isaiah 9:6.  

Ephesians 1:21, "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:"

  Jesus Christ is the ONLY source of power in this universe. Jesus is God! The Devil, as well as all human governments receive their power from God alone. Sri Chinmoy speaks of "power" throughout his book. The "mother-power" which he continually refers to is of the devil, it is not of God in the least. The Bible (King James) presents to us a clear image of Who God is--God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. One God, Who has revealed Himself to mankind in the form of a Godhead. This is what the Bible teaches. Sri does NOT recognize the Godhead; he does Not recognize Jesus as Almighty God; he does NOT mention the name of Jesus even once in his silly book. Sri recognizes many false gods, as you will see in the pages to follow.

Sri's Book--Kundalini, The Mother-Power

Chapter 1 — The Mother Aspect of the Divine

Sri begins by claiming that god is "both" a mother and father to us. Sri says, "The Kundalini power is the power of the supreme goddess, the power of the mother aspect of the divine." The Bible never mentions any such thing. There is NO feminine side of God presented in the Bible. I am not a male-chauvinist, but I am not going to corrupt the word of God to appease a political agenda either. God chose the woman to continue His divine creation—There is no greater honor than to be the mother of one of God's little creations. This whole thing of equal rights has been blown way out of proportion.  Most men and women simply don't understand the Bible—at all! 

Their is nothing inferior about submitting to authority. Jesus submitted to the Heavenly Father while upon this earth, but He was not inferior in any way. Likewise, a Godly woman who obeys her husband is not inferior in any way. The only one inferior may be the husband who is abusive and fails to love his wife with kindness, respect and appreciation. Many women feel it is degrading to even think about OBEYING a husband—This is unfortunate. God has created us all equally IN HIS IMAGE. 

Sri says, "When we use spiritual power and offer peace, it is real peace." The Bible says that Jesus is our peace.

Ephesians 2:14, "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;"

Sri speaks of spiritual power, but never defines "what" or "who" that spiritual power is referring to.  The New Age movement obliterates the Lord Jesus Christ. They speak of "forces" and "powers," but fail to recognize the ONLY source of ALL power—God (The Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  Notice that Jesus is our peace. But this peace is only promised to those who have been born-again into the kingdom of God's family. Read Romans 5:1.

Romans 5:1, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

Sri says you can have peace by using spiritual power. The Bible says peace begins by accepting Christ as your personal Savior. Only by trusting upon the Blood which Jesus shed for our sins can any man have true peace—Jesus died, was buried and rose again for justification—All we need to do is turn to Jesus Christ in the simplest of faith and ask Him to forgive us our sins and come into our heart as Savior. Notice in the following verse that Jesus is more than just our peace; Christ is also our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification and our redemption. Wow! It's sounds like Jesus is everything you've ever been looking for friend—and He surely is. I'm glad I have Jesus!.  

1 Corinthians 1:30: "But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:"

Sri says, "Kundalini power is most of the time like a monkey" (Just like it's author). He says Kundalini power is "restless" at the lower levels, but he claims that the purer highest forms of Kundalini power (from the supreme mother) are not restless. Sound ridiculous? That's because it is! Again, what is the name of the higher power?  Sri can't tell us because he doesn't know. As believers, we uplift the name name and person of Jesus Christ (The Godhead incarnate). 

Sri says, "Kundalini power can perform all kinds of miracles" (such as turning invisible and curing all kinds of diseases). Sounds enticing doesn't it?  Do the Scriptures speak of such things? No, they do not. Remember, Sri says that Kundalini power has its source from the mother goddess. The problem is that the mother goddess does NOT exist friend—it is a pagan god! Wait until you hear the rest of this science fiction, you won't believe it. Truth surely is stranger than fiction. The bottom line is that "Kundalini" derives it's power from Satan himself (as you will see).  

The Bible forbids us to have any dealings with the occultic New-Age Movement.  

Deuteronomy 18:10-12, "There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD..."

Witchcraft (divination): a means for extracting information or guidance from a pagan god.

When most people think of witchcraft, they think of worshipping the Devil. Howbeit, most people that worship the devil, do NOT worship him directly—They worship idols or other pagan gods. Did you know that behind every idol is a demon! Read the following Scripture:`

1st Corinthians 10:19-20, "What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils."

There is a real danger in playing with the occult. Charms, idols (statues), crystals, tarot cards, candles, potions, magic recipes, astrology, horoscopes, palm-readings, fortune-tellers, psychics, crystal-balls, spells, trinkets, etc.—There are demons behind all of these!!! If your seeking guidance, power or information from them, you are practicing witchcraft. There are many people today who are placing emphasis upon astrology, rather than upon the Bible. Remember, seeking guidance or information from a pagan god is witchcraft according to the Bible. Stores and magazine racks are loaded with material on occultic practices. The media is promoting it. 

Oprah Winfrey has done much to promote it. Author's are promoting it. We see it everywhere we turn! My friend, astrology and all such practices are an abomination unto the Lord. God calls it "an abomination." Why is it an abomination?—Because it takes people away from the living and true God, Jesus Christ. It plunges them into darkness and demonism (the real gods of the occult). There is reality in the world of demons. There are fallen angels and a spirit world around us. 

This stuff  is real folks, and today people are fascinated with it. Ozzy Osbourne went straight to the top of the rating's chart in 2002. He is known for upside-down crosses and blasphemies against Christ. People are intrigued with the occult.  People use drugs and every other means they can think of to try to make contact with this unseen world (and the Satanic world is eager to make contact with them). A child of God must leave this mess alone! To dabble in astrology is to turn away from the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.  God has given us warnings concerning this. His warnings have been very accurate in the past. His batting average, friend, is excellent—He hasn’t missed yet. God hits a home run every time, and I am going to go along with Him. You would be wise to do the same.

To summarize chapter one, the miracles which Sri speaks of are of the Devil, not the "supreme goddess." As I've already mentioned, all power originates from God. Howbeit, God has delegated a small amount of power to the devil, which he in turn delegates to whosoever he will (Luke 4:6). To worship a "mother goddess" is pure witchcraft, because witchcraft is defined as "a means for extracting information or guidance from a pagan god." The concept of a "mother god" is pagan! The concept of a "masculine" and "feminine" combined-god is heresy! The "means" which defines witchcraft will be covered in the remainder of Sri Chinmoy's book. 

Chapter two and on deals with Kundalini YOGA, MEDITATION, etc. Surely, there is nothing wrong with stretching exercises or a time of thought alone.  However, Kundalini yoga and meditation are much different than mere stretching or thinking. The idea is to "extract guidance or information from a pagan god--the mother god." Yoga and meditation are the "means" of extracting that guidance and information. Hence, yoga and meditation are nothing short of pure witchcraft. It is "Witchcraft" because you are summoning the mother goddess (or other deities, which I will soon explain).  

Chapter 2-Kundalini Yoga, The Mother-Power

May I say, no believer should ever partake in any type of yoga class. Why can't they simply call it an exercise class? Why not call it, "The Ultimate Workout & Lose Weight Now Class?" Of course, some folks do; however, there is a very heathen reason why New Age occultists are promoting "yoga" classes all across the nation. The reason is that the Devil is working round-the-clock to kill, steal and destroy people's lives. "Yoga" is NOT harmless folks! If it's so harmless, then why call the class, "A Yoga Workout?" "Yoga" always involves mind-control. I realize that some sincere folks may go to a yoga workout simply for the exercise; however, they are supporting witchcraft. It would be like going into a tavern for a drink of water, or a nude-house to use a phone book. As Believers, we are commanded to "Abstain from all appearance of evil" (1 Thessalonians 5:22). "Yoga," no matter what type, is evil.  

Sri says at the beginning of chapter two that if you want to follow the path of Kundalini yoga, "Then power must come first in our life and power must come last in our life. When power divine is our first choice, fear leaves us." What blasphemy! Sri is saying that we must have "POWER DIVINE" as our ultimate goal if we are to partake of Kundalini yoga. I seem to recall someone way back in the beginning of the Bible that wanted POWER DIVINE—Eve. The serpent deceived Eve by assuring her that she would be as a god, IF she simply went against the Word of God. 

Genesis 3:5, "For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods..."

What does the Bible say should be top priority in our life? According to Revelation 4:11, we were all created to "please God." Hebrews 11:6 says that "faith" is the ONLY thing that pleases God. "Faith" is when we "submit" to God's Word. Hence, Eve sinned by not pleasing God. She disobeyed God by not submitting to His Word. Disobedience ALWAYS displeases God. God had warned Eve about eating of the forbidden fruit, just as God's Word today is trying to warn the masses of the world of the judgment to come. Just as Eve failed to listen, people today are remaining willfully ignorant of the truth of God's Word. Sri says we must want "divine power." The Bible says we must submit to God's power. 

James 4:7, "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

Ironically, Sri is actually doing the opposite of what the Bible mandates—He is submitting to Satan, and fleeing from God. How sad! Eve wanted to be as a god and it plundered her into sin, shame and misery. Sri evidently does not believe what happened to Eve back in the Garden of Eden. Here is another quote from Sri in chapter 2, "We need the mother of power to dance the cosmic dance of life... the dance of life immortalizes us." Is this what the Bible teaches? Of course not! The Bible says, "Ye must be born again" (John 3:6)—This is the only true path to immortality. To practice Kundalini yoga is blasphemy against God. 

I am now going to try to simplify (sum up) Sri's mumbo-jumbo book for you in his own words—It took me awhile. This will help you understand the big picture a lot better. I'm amazed that anyone could believe this garbage. 

  1. Kundalini yoga is the yoga of "prana." 

  2. Prana is the life-energy of the universe.

  3. This life energy of the universe (prana) flows through our human bodies through 3 channels (left, right, spine)

  4. These 3 channels meet at 7 different locations in our body. These locations are called "chakras."

  5. There are 7 corresponding worlds to the 7 chakras (each having its own name).

  6. Each world is symbolized by something: earth, water, heat, air, ether, energy and infinite space.

  7. Each of the 7 chakras has a presiding deity, a cosmic god. 

  8. In Kundalini yoga, firm concentration or meditation on each chakra invokes the mother-power or presiding deity. Concentration means focusing on something tiny. Meditation means focusing on something large (e.g. sky, sea).

  9. By mastering each chakra, special occult powers are obtained (including: becoming invisible, curing all manners of diseases, knowing or discovering anything, leaving the body and traveling to any part of the world in a few seconds, hurting your enemies, etc.). 

  10. Kundalini are the powers aroused through either concentration or meditation. You meditate on the 7 chakras to open them as you would a door to invoke (summon) the cosmic gods. It is critical, says Sri, to purify one's self with a bath, proper mental attitude, candles, flowers and facing the sun early in the morning before using Kundalini. 

  11. As mentioned, each chakra (central meeting places of the 3 channels within the body) has a name. The name of one location (which is slightly above the eyebrows in the center of your forehead) is the "ajna" (commonly known as the third eye). You may have noticed people in India with the dot on their foreheads. This is the third eye. Just as with the other chakra, the third eye opens a door to a deity—In this case, Shambhu. Listen to what Sri Chinmoy says about the third eye, "with the third eye you can see forward, backward, everywhere. you can also see the past, present and future at the same time. If you can open your third eye, you will be able to tell even two years ago what you ate for breakfast. It will also show you the future—what is going to happen in your life or in your friends' lives." 

  12. Sri recommends "hatha" yoga for people in the west who want to develop their Kundalini skills in an easier manner.  He stresses the importance of using Kundalini powers for good and not bad purposes.

Whew! How's that for science fiction? So that's Kundalini yoga in a nutshell. It doesn't take a doctorate's degree in theology to clearly see what's wrong with this whole picture. Here's my thought on the matter...

  1. Deuteronomy 6:4 proclaims that there is ONLY ONE God. The teaching that many "presiding deities" exist is simply a lie. The whole concept of a "divine mother" is heathen in origin. The Bible teaches no such thing. The Holy Spirit is NOT the feminine side of God. God has NO feminine side presented anywhere in the Scriptures. This is a fact! The Bibles introduces us to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—The Godhead. Though a difficult doctrine for some to comprehend, it is not at all difficult for the born-again believer to accept and believe. 

  2. The practice of summoning pagan gods is witchcraft. Therefore, Kundalini yoga is pure witchcraft because you are using meditation to invoke the powers of cosmic gods. These gods in reality do not exist, except as demons—who are no gods at all! Any powers which result from the use of any type of yoga is from Satan. As we have learned already, Satan gives power unto whom so ever he chooses. Yoga is just another front for Satan worship. If you want power from the Devil, he will give it to you—but you will pay with your soul.

  3. People are naturally curios about the supernatural and the paranormal. There is a danger in this. The danger is that Satan exploits our natural interests. The New Age Movement is one of Satan's devices. The Word of God MUST take precedence over everything we hear and see. How does Kundalini yoga measure up to the Bible? Not at all! The Bible blows this heresy right out of the water. Do you have any idea how many millions of people have followed Sri Chinmoy? That's right, millions! He organizes running marathons all over the world. He performs free peace concerts all over the world. If believers are not properly grounded in the doctrines of the Word of God, even they can end up participating in something like this. Ignorance is a dangerous thing friend. You'd  be surprised how many believers attend yoga classes. It's not a joke folks, it's life or death for tens-of-millions. I hope this little Bible study here will open your eyes to realize just how wicked yoga is. All yoga involves pagan gods. God does not make light of witchcraft, neither should we—It is a very serious matter.

  4. The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit of God dwells within every believer. The Holy Spirit is "God in us." It is the Holy Spirit that guides us, teaches us, comforts us, rebukes us, reminds us of Scriptures, convicts us, loves us, intercedes in prayer for us, empowers us, heals us, enlightens us, etc, etc. As Christians, we seek our guidance and power from God and His Word. We read in Hebrews 4:12, "For the Word of God is quick and POWERFUL..." We don't need yoga as believers, we already have the God of the universe living in your heart. 1st John 4:4 says, "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world." Jesus is greater than all my friend. 

  5. If you want power, you are misguided. Our purpose in life is to please God (revelation 4:11). We can only please God "by faith." (Hebrews11:6). We are told in Hebrews that it was "by faith" that Noah built the ark. The Bible says that Noah "moved with fear." The things which God had said to Noah scared Noah. Do you know why? It's because Noah believed God. Does the Bible scare you? If your not a born-again believer, you should be scared. John 3:36 says that God's wrath is upon you if you have not believed upon Christ. It is only by faith that we can please God. We are never commanded in the Bible to seek "power." Rather, the power of God is found in the promises of God. If you want to experience God's power in your life, then go through your Bible and find all the thousands of promises which God has made. You do your part and God will do His. God is no respecter of persons.

  6. Humanity is inherently wicked and void of understanding. Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that the heart is desperately evil and deceitful above all else. Romans 3:10 and 3:23 proclaim that there is none righteous, not one. We are all sinners, falling short of the mark. Isaiah 64:6 says that even our self-righteousness is as filth to God. Sri Chinmoy never addresses this fact. On the contrary, he teaches that we can become "immortal" on our own with the help of the "cosmic gods."  Proverbs 14:12 and 16:25 clearly warn us, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the ends thereof are the ways of death." Kundalini power is the wrong path friend, it is the Devil's path.

  7. The "presiding gods" or "cosmic deities" which Sri speaks of are demons.

  8. Satan is the "mother-power."

  9. Only a complete fool would stake his or her eternal destiny on such tomfoolery as this. The Bible has historical, archeological and scientific proof. On what basis does Sri base all this malarkey? He doesn't document anything! Are we to believe his garbage simply because he said so. If he's such a "master" at Kundalini yoga, why doesn't he back up what he is saying with facts. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ was seen by over 500 people after he rose from the dead (1st Corinthians 15:1-4). History agrees with this. Not one spade of an archeologists dirt has ever disproved the Bible. On the contrary, things that the Bible has been saying for many centuries have only recently been discovered by modern men. The Bible is always right!!!

  10. In my humble, but Biblically enlightened, opinion—Sri Chinmoy is demon possessed. I believe this is the ultimate goal of yoga—demon possession. Philippians 2:5 says, "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:" To open your mind in meditation to a series of pagan gods and occult powers is Satanic. This is strictly forbidden in the Bible. We are to trust in God, none other. The "mother god" of Sri Chinmoy is none other than the devil himself in sheep's clothing (John 10:1,9,10).

Sincerely and God bless,

David J. Stewart