Ever since we hear the word Alchemist, the novel of Paulo Coelho and the lands of Ancient Persia comes to our mind, but did you ever thought that India was once a native land of Alchemists? And these Alchemists didn’t just emphasise making gold, but they stressed more on realising the divine within and transmuting oneself, which will always be the ultimate priority.
Acharya Nagarjuna, a renowned saint and Alchemist of Ancient India from the 1st century CE who said to have propagated Mahayana Buddhism. He served as the Professor Of Ancient Chemistry at Nalanda University and worked along on Alchemy with King Yagna Sri Satakarni. Nagarjuna brought out the hidden knowledge of the ancients called Prajnaparamita Sutra.
Nagarjuna researched a lot to re-establish the lost knowledge that he also went to many beings and found the lost teachings of Buddha which he gave them to Nagas to keep them safe. Thus, he attained high altitudes of enlightenment and achieved immortality after attaining alchemical transfiguration. The saint is said to have tested many times by the King Yajna Sir’s son but came out victorious in all of those attempts.
Nagarjuna is represented with Kundalini Energy and depicted with a serpent rising from above his head. He also wrote many books on Enlightenment, void, taking on the middle path, Ancient Chemistry and Awakening Mind.
-Viswanath Venkat Dasari