Vashisht-ji spoke: Now listen to how the state of enlightenment takes place. At the base of the spine in the aadhaar chakra sits a kind of power or life force called the kundalini shakti. It is depicted as a coiled female snake. The poison within it is nothing other than desire. All the nadis or energy channels of the body originate from there. When attention is applied there, the mind manifests. When a decision is made, the intellect manifests. When the sense of I arises, the ego manifests. When something is to be remembered, the sense of memory arises. When the desire to touch something happens then air manifests. In the same way all the objects of the senses and the modes of perception originate in the kundalini shakti. And the manifestation of the Self is also known with the power of kundalini.