‘All the different exercises we do here are forms of yoga which will make it possible, one day, for you to awaken the Kundalini force. A lot of people think that you have to go to India to find real spirituality. Certainly, it is excellent to go to India, but you must also realize that the teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood provides a modern form of yoga perfectly adapted to Western mentalities.
Indian sages say that before freeing the Kundalini force, one must clear the passage through the central spinal channel, Sushumna, and they do this by the purity of their lives and by means of certain special exercises. This prior cleansing is essential, for when the ‘serpent fire’ awakes it sets in motion every aspect and every level of man’s psychic life. The fire is so intense that it consumes everything in its path. It is very important, therefore, to prepare its pathway and clear out all impurities and obstacles so that it may move rapidly up to the Crown chakra, Sahasrara, without damaging anything on the way.
Jesus said ‘Strive to enter through the narrow gate’ and ‘It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’ The underlying meaning of these two passages is important: what Jesus is saying is that that central channel is so narrow that illumination cannot get through if one’s being is not utterly pure and naked. If your pockets bulge with too many possessions you will not be able to squeeze through the narrow entrance: you must begin by getting rid of all your encumbrances.
You see: the Indian yogis and the Gospels both proclaim the same truths. And it is these truths that we are striving to grasp in depth through the teaching of the Universal White Brotherhood.’