Excerpt from the book: ”Moon, Moon”- by Anne Kent Rush

”In the commentary on Kanhupada’s Dohakosha, it is said that the moon is born of the semen virile and the sun of the ovum. The common names for ida and pingala in Hindu and Buddhist tantras are Sun and Moon. The essence of the Moon is blood. The Sammohana-tantra says that the nadi on the left is the moon because of it’s gentle nature; the nadi on the right is the sun because it’s nature is aggressive. The Hathayoga pradipika compares them to night and day. Ida and pingala convey the prana and the apana. The former is Rahu, the Asura who swallows the moon. Apana is the fire of time, Kalagni. By using the specified ritual principle breaths and the principle subtle channels, one can destroy time.”

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