Shaktipat is the descent of spiritual energy. Since energy
is all pervading and is present in every particle of nature,
the question arises, "Where does this energy come from and
where does it go?"
Shaktipat, thus, means the
descent of Chit-Shakti (the power of mind-stuff) of the Guru
on the Chit-Shakti of the disciple.
The Guru is regarded to be
spiritually more advanced than the disciple. When the higher
spiritual power of Guru is transferred to the lower one of
the disciple, it arises and activates the disciple's Chit-Shakti
and makes it introspective. This awakening and activation is
easily possible through Shaktipat.
Kundalini Shaktipat, also
known as Kundalini Maha-yoga is a self-perfecting spiritual
practice, in which the Kundalini power causes an initiate to
perform kriyas (automatic movements) through the power of
Kundalini itself. Therefore, its other name is Siddha-yoga,
or "the self-proven path of meditation," in which it is the
Shakti itself that performs the meditation.
An initiate must not make any
effort at all; one's duty is only to surrender. The time and
characteristics of the manifestation of Shakti are solely
the work of the divine power (Shakti) itself. To practice
this type of meditation means that one must simply allow the
divine power the opportunity to perform the meditation by