As per “Siddha Dharma”, the Vajra and Kapal Diksha are two diksha but considered as one diksha. Vajra and Kapal are related to Shiva and Shakti. Vajra is the Shakta tradition diksha which is basically the diksha of Shakti while the Kapala diksha is a Shaiv tradition diksha which is the diksh of Kapalika. Since, Shiva and Shakti are one and the same but physically they have two different bodies. Similarly, Vajra and Kapal diksha are two different diksha of Shiva but through two bodies or path or medium.
Vajra Diksha and its importance
- 1 Vajra Diksha and its importance
- 2 Kapala Diksha
- 3 Importance of Vajra and Kapala Diksha
- 4 Why Vajra and Kapala Diksha is a free diksha?
- 5 Timing of Vajra and Kapal Diksha
- 6 Eligibility of Vajra and Kapala Diksha
- 7 The three tier selection process
- 8 Difference with Kapalika diksha and Vajra Yogini Diksha
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the “Vajra” diksha is considered to be the basic level diksha and also the highest level diksha of Shakta tradition of “Siddha Dharma”. Vajra has many meanings and the most basic meaning is that it is Kundalini Shakti. There are all together 6 vajras centers which correspond to the six kundalini chakras.
The Vajrika goddess or the goddess of Vajra which is also the goddess of kundalini lies dormant in mooladhar or root chakra. Through penance, the tantric or yogi slowly ascends the Shakti through the six centers. Therefore, Vajra Diksha is the diksha that connects the tantric to the source or the rook chakra.
The “Vajra Diksha” is also the key to “Vajra Mandala”. The Vajra Mandala is a place in this universe where gurumandala resides. This diksha is the key to gurumandala because the perfection of “Vajra Diksha” unlocks the door of Vajra Mandala. It is also the medium to connect with gurumandala.
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the Kapala Diksha is the Shaiv diksha or the Kapalika diksha of the final chakra, sahastrahara chakra or the crown chakra. The sahastrahara chakra is within the human skull therefore, the crown chakra is denoted by human skull cup.
In tantra, the kundalini or the vajra or Shakti lies dormant in root chakra while the Shiva is in Kapala. When the vajra or the kundalini Shakti ascends and becomes one with Shiva in Kapala, the person transforms from shava (corpse) to Shiva. Therefore, Kapala Diksha is the end of Vajra Diksha.
Importance of Vajra and Kapala Diksha
As per “Siddha Dharma”, a person becomes eligible to become “Siddha” through the “Vajra and Kapala” diksha. The diksha is in a way establishing both “Shiva and Shakti” inside oneself. When Shiva and Shakti is well established inside the consciousness, the person walks in the path of being a “Siddha” i.e. perfection of “Siddha Dharma”.
Furthermore, the combined diksha being free of cost is the first primary requirement of “Bhairava Diksha”. The collective diksha is granted free of cost who has reached or attained minimum twenty dikshas from the “Siddha Dharma”. Only after the diksha the individuals become eligible for Bhairava Diksha.
Why Vajra and Kapala Diksha is a free diksha?
As per the “Siddha Dharma”, when a Bhairava/Bhairavi transcends the seeker stage to the stage of “Nath”, it then starts to believe that the individuals have some potentiality to pursue the dharma further because twenty dikshas means two years of dedication. Therefore, the important diksha like Vajra and Kapala which is a milestone diksha of our Dharma are given free of cost based on the discretion of His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra and gurumandala. This is the first free diksha that the “Siddha Dharma” imparts.
Timing of Vajra and Kapal Diksha
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the Vajra Kapal Diksha’s date and time is not pre-fixed or decided. As soon as His Holiness receives directions from the gurumandala, the primary authority of “Siddha Dharma”, he then organizes the diksha camp. The diksha camp date and timing is fixed and if gurumandala assents the date and place is then published in our online social portal and in our websites for information. The announcement can be made a month prior or few days prior depending on the relevant circumstances. The minimum notice period of the diksha cannot be guaranteed.
Eligibility of Vajra and Kapala Diksha
As per “Siddha Dharma”, besides the twenty diksha mentioned, there are certain other eligibility requirements for seekers to be eligible for the dikshas. The “Siddha Dharma” after careful evaluation of individual’s conduct, actions, words, adherence to rules and ethics then concludes the eligibility of seekers. The “Siddha Dharma” makes judgment about eligibility of seekers based on adherence to rules and duties of the “Siddha Dharma”.
The eligible seekers then have to pass the Siddha Dharma’s three tier selection process. Only when a seeker passes the three tier selection process, the seeker then qualifies for the diksha and receives the initiation.
The three tier selection process
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the three tier selection process is the standard selection process of “Siddha Dharma”. The three tier selection process is a process where any individuals related to dharma have to pass sequentially for any sorts of eligibility.
The three tier selection process is given below.
Mahasiddha Ishaputra’s selection
The primary decision of any matters related for selection process is primarily or at first decided by Mahasiddha Ishaputra. When Mahasiddha Ishaputra is satisfied by any individual’s service, dedication, adherence to rules and ethics etc. as mentioned above, he then prepares a list of the selected individuals and proceeds to the second phase.
Through pasa (divine dice) method of deities
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the pasa or the dice system falls under “fal jyotisha” which is a strong medium to predict happenings and future events. The pasa is also used to communicate with the deities. The pasa which is energized through tantra is used to communicate with deities about their opinion on each seeker. When the seekers passes through this stage proceeds to the third phase and the final phase.
As per “Siddha Dharma”, the primary authority of all its spiritual wisdoms is the gurumandala. They run “Siddha Dharma” through the wheels of Mahasiddha Ishaputra. The last judgment of eligibility is in the hands of gurumandala. They reserve the last right for judgment because they are the ultimate protector of all spiritual wisdoms of “Siddha Dharma”. The final judgment is made by gurumandala.
The methodology or the selection process of gurumandala is a secret one which is not revealed to anyone. It cannot be revealed by His Holiness Mahasiddha Ishaputra because of his oath of secrecy.
So, when a seeker passes through the above three tier selection process, the seeker is then imparted the diksha. Currently in all these years, only twice the diksha has been conducted because of eligibility issues.
Difference with Kapalika diksha and Vajra Yogini Diksha
As per “Siddha Dharma”, there is substantial difference between Vajra Kapal Diksha or Vajra and Kapal Diksha with Vajra Yogini Diksha and Kapalika diksha. Any individuals who have been initiated into Vajra Yogini Diksha would not imply that they have received the Vajra diksha or Kapalika diksha with Kapal Diksha and vice versa. Both types of dikshas are interrelated to each other but they do not act complimentary to each other as they are considered separate diksha.
Vajra Yogini Diksha is the diksha of one of the form of Vajrika devi. Vajrika devi is the main deity of Vajra path while Vajra implies the path. Similarly, Kapalika Diksha means the diksha that the Kapalika should perform but Kapala diksha is the diksha of the Kapala and Kapala path.
The Vajra Yogini Diksha and Kapalika Diksha initiation doesn’t imply that the individual have also received the Vajra and Kapala Diksha.