According to a Wikipedia article, the Bindu Visarga is a control centre for health, physical and mental recuperation, it benefits eyesight, calms emotions, promotes inner harmony, and aids conscious clarity and balance.
The Bindu Fluid
In Tantra, the Bindu Visarga is also known to produce the mysterious Bindu fluid. This fluid has a healing and poisonous effect. The healing effect is symbolized by Amrita (the god’s nectar), supposedly able to prolong physical life – in Alchemy the Elixir of Life. Normally, the Bindu fluid flows into the Jupiter center located at the solar plexus, where it is consumed before it can spread its healing influence. Through meditation (or Alchemical procedures – same thing), the Bindu fluid can be redirected to the Lalana chakra. The Lalana chakra (located at the roof of the mouth) is a minor chakra connected with the Venus center. Bindu fluid that arrives at the Lalana chakra can be purified by the Venus center (that’s why it’s recommended to push the tongue against the roof of the mouth while meditating).
In order to enable that purification, the Jupiter center needs to be active, which requires a redirection of the Mars energy (the Mars energy is pulled up into the Jupiter center), and that prerequisites a purification and redirection of sexual energies.
Symbolically, the Bindu Visarga is represented by a crescent moon with a white drop on top. This is very similar to the image of the Vayu-Apas tattva, in Alchemical terms water-air or water saturated with air (mind that Alchemical elements signify energetic elements or mental substances).
On the Tree of Life, the Vayu-Apas, like Tarot card 18, The Moon, connects Malkuth with Netzach. The Hebrew letter associated with Tarot card 18 is Q and it has the letter name Qoph, which means back of the head – the location of the Bindu Visarga. The back of the head is the area that transforms self-conscious thoughts and feelings into subconscious structures while we sleep. When we spiritualize our thoughts and feelings, the Moon begins the great work and builds us the spiritual body.
In Tarot card 18, the great work is symbolized by the yellow path that leads to the twin peak of Wisdom and Understanding in the background. Yellow-red drops are falling, from the Moon, onto this path, which hints back at Bindu Visarga, which means literally falling of drops. The drops are formed like the Hebrew letter Yod, which means hand, that’s the hand that performs the great work. That they are colored yellow-red hints at the modification of our blood (red) achieved through spiritual practices (meditation), giving a clue to the true meaning of the blood of the lamb and miracle of turning water into wine.
The purified Bindu fluid is also known as Ojas. Paul Case commented on Ojas in his book The Esoteric Keys of Alchemy: GLUTEN OF THE EAGLE: The Eagle, says A.E. Waite, is a name which “has been applied by the philosophers to their Mercury after sublimation, firstly, on account of its volatility, and, secondly, because even as the eagle devours other birds, so does the Mercury of the Sages destroy, consume, and reduce even gold itself to its first matter.”
This Eagle is the symbol of the zodiacal sign Scorpio, after reproductive energy represented by that sign, and by the letter Nun in the Hebrew alphabet, has been sublimated, or raised to its highest potency. The Yogis call the “gluten of the eagle” by the name Ojas, which means literally “the illuminating or bright.” Of it Swami Vivekananda writes:
The Yogis claim that of all the energies that the human body comprises the highest is what they call ‘Ojas.’ Now this Ojas is stored up in the brain, and the more the Ojas is in a man’s head, the more powerful he is, the more intellectual, the more spiritually strong will that man be. This is the action of Ojas. One man may speak beautiful language and beauti- ful thoughts, but they do not impress people; another man speaks neither beautiful languages nor beautiful thoughts, yet his words charm. This is the power of Ojas coming out. Every movement coming from him will be powerful.
Now in all mankind there is more or less of this Ojas stored up. And all the forces that are working in the body, in their highest form, become Ojas. You must remember that it is only a question of transformation. The same force which is working outside, as electricity or magnetism, will become changed into inner force; the same forces that are working as muscular energy will be changed into Ojas. The Yogis say that that part of the human energy which is expressed as sex energy, as sexual functions, and so on, when checked and controlled, easily becomes changed into Ojas, and as this lowest centre is the one which guides all these functions, therefore the Yogi pays particular attention to that centre. He tries to take up all his sexual energy and convert it into Ojas.
First Matter: THE FIFTH PARAGRAPH indicates certain dangers. Even those who know enough to seek the First Matter by looking within, sometimes handle it clumsiIy. They “break it by wrong forms of practice which cause “short circuits” in its flow. Ignorant workmen torture it by all sorts of silly attempts to force its natural growth too rapidly. The true artist, note well, is the passive, quiet observer of its influence, or inflowing. He is patient enough to wait until it is ripe, when he can gather it in its full perfection.
Mind Paul’s use of the term ‘short circuit’. This concurs with the waste of the Bindu fluid as long as it goes to the Jupiter center and not to the Venus center. That the Bindu Visarga means ‘falling of drops’ also reminds of mezla, the Influence of the Tree of Life that is said to flow down the tree in drops. And the true artist – according to Paul – patiently observes this influence and waits for it to accumulate and ripen.
Noteworthy, Venus is the goddess of love and that gives us an unmistakable clue which power can redirect sexual forces and purify the Bindu fluid. Love was, is, and will be the key to the Kingdom of Heaven and the great work.
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