Dantyans are functional
groups, formed of developed
chakras of human organism. This term originated
in the Taoist spiritual tradition.
There are three dantyans: the
upper dantyan, the middle dantyan, and the lower
The upper dantyan is
composed of three chakras (sahasrara,
The sahasrara and ajna chakras
are responsible for the intellectual function, while
vishudha (that adjoins anahata) — for aesthetic
The middle dantyan
consists of only one chakra —
chakra is responsible for generation of the emotions
The lower dantyan, which
is also composed of three chakras (manipura,
represents the “power center” of the organism.
Its upper chakra, manipura —
among other functions — performs accumulation of the
energy derived from food.
Another chakra of the lower
dantyan — svadhisthana is responsible for the
reproductive function and generation of emotions
associated with it.
When the organism is overfilled
with the subtlest emotions, these energies get
partially reserved in a special repository connected
with the lowest chakra — muladhara. The energy
accumulated there is called
kundalini. This is an extremely important
energetic reserve of the organism; it is accumulated
and stored from one incarnation to another.
Out of the three, the most
important is the middle dantyan, since it is by
employing this structure that people can transform
themselves into Love and infuse into God. The other
two play auxiliary roles. The upper dantyan helps
one to develop the middle one with its intellectual
and aesthetic appraisal functions. And the lower
one, being the main power center of the organism,
provides energy for this process.
All dantyans (as well as all
chakras) should be developed harmoniously, although
the middle one should always be given priority over
the other two in one’s development.
In the face of God, the main
function of the human organism is love. But love
cannot become full-fledged unless it is supported
intellectually, ethically, and energetically.
Therefore, on the spiritual Path one should pay
attention to the development of each of these