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bhava underlying in it; thus it can manifest itself as kula. This is the difference between Parampada (anama) and Siva (akula). There is a quotation from Lalitasvacchanda (4.11) which says that akula and kula are essentially one; so after manifestation the kula merges into the akula (4.12).

Kula is both static and kinetic or aprabuddha and prabuddha (4.14). As the support of the body Sakti is known as Kundalini; she is either asleep in a coil in its aprabuddha state, or awake in its prabuddha state. The Yogi who airms at the purity and stability of his body awakens the Kundalini and as such the Sakti is called pindasamsiddhikarini (1) in its kinetic aspect or the conscious aspect.

The Primal Sakti is one, but she becomes manifest as minor Saktis in the different nerve centres. The Saktis, though really one (4.17), those at the Muladhara, Hydaya and Sahasrara are respectively called the अधः , मध्य and ऊर्ध्व Saktis or kundalinis. The first or adha keeps one attached to the outer world. The second or madhya Sakti is twofold, one being lower or gross and the other higher or subtle. Then the third urdhva sakti leads one to the attainment of Parampada (4.16).

Owing to the upward tension, effected by the so-called muladdhara bandha, the Sakti rises upwards (4.18). The creation and dissolution of the world follow from the expansion (प्रसर) and contraction (संकोच) of this Sakti who is known as the Mula or the Root of the Universe (4.19).

Note : In this chapter there is one important factor which should be noted, namely that the Madhyakundali is twofold, one being lower and gross, while the other higher and subtle. The word स्वप्रसारचातुर्यतया (4.21) in connection with the gross aspect signifies the 'ukara' of Tantricism. That 'ukara' is the manifestation or उन्मेषभाव of the Jnana of Siva. As in its gross form it is the support of the world and is sakara it has स्वप्रसारचातुर्य​. In her subtle form she is nirakara. The siddhas rouse this to attain salvation. The stability and purity of the body देहसिद्धि is possible only when she is roused.

Such are the different aspects of Sakti, although he is one with Siva.