Friday, October 12, 2007

Japa Yoga

  1. In this Iron Age, Japa Yoga is an easy way for attaining God-realisation.
  2. Japa is the repetition of any Mantra or Name of the Lord with Bhava and feeling.
  3. Japa removes the impurities of the mind, destroys sins and brings the devotee face to face with the Lord.
  4. Every Name is filled with countless powers; just as fire has the natural property of burning things, so also the Name of God has the power of burning the sins and desires.
  5. Sweeter than all sweet things, more auspicious than all good things, purer than all pure things, is the Name of the Lord.
  6. Name of the Lord is a boat to cross this Samsara. It is a weapon to destroy the mind.
  7. The repetition of the Mantra again and again generates great spiritual force and momentum and intensifies the spiritual Samskaras or impressions.
  8. Mananaat Trayate iti Mantrah: By the Manana, constant thinking or recollection, one is released from the round of birth and death; so it is called Mantra.
  9. Repetition of Mantra raises vibrations. Vibrations give rise to definite forms. Repetition of Om Namah Sivaya gives rise to the form of Lord Siva in the mind; repetition of Om Namo Narayanaya gives rise to the form of Lord Hari.
  10. The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can certainly be experienced or realised, only through devotion, faith and constant repetition.
  11. Japa is of three kinds, viz., Manasic Japa, Upamsu Japa or humming, and Vaikhari Japa, loud and audible Japa.
  12. Mental repetition of Japa, Manasic Japa, is more powerful than loud Japa.
  13. Get up at 4 a.m. and do the Japa for two hours. Brahmamuhurtha is most favourable for Japa and meditation.
  14. If you cannot take a bath, wash your hands, feet, face and body, and sit for Japa.
  15. Face north or east when sitting. This enhances the efficacy of the Japa.
  16. Sit on a Kusha-grass seat or deer-skin or rug. Spread a white cloth over it. This conserves body-electricity.
  17. Do some prayer before starting the Japa.
  18. Have a steady pose. Have Asana-Jaya or conquest over Asana. You must be able to sit in Padma, Siddha or Sukha Asana for three hours at a stretch.
  19. When you repeat the Mantra, have the feeling or mental attitude that the Lord is seated in your heart, that Sattva or purity is flowing from the Lord to your mind, that the Mantra purifies your heart, destroys desires and cravings and evil thoughts.
  20. Do not do the Japa in a hurried manner, just as a contractor tries to finish his work in a hurried way. Do it slowly with Bhava, one-pointedness of mind and single-minded devotion.
  21. Pronounce the Mantra distinctly and without mistakes. Do not repeat it too fast or too slow.
  22. Use not the index finger while rolling the beads. Use the thumb, the middle and the ring fingers. When counting of one Mala is over, revert it and come back again. Cross not the Meru. Cover your hand with a towel.
  23. Be vigilant. Keep an alert attention during Japa. Stand up and do the Japa when sleep tries to overpower you.
  24. Resolve to finish a certain minimum number of Malas before leaving the seat.
  25. Mala or rosary is a whip to goad the mind towards God.
  26. Sometimes do the Japa without a Mala. Go by the watch.
  27. Practise meditation also along with Japa. This is Japa-Sahita-Dhyana. Gradually Japa will drop and meditation alone will continue. This is Japa-Rahita-Dhyana.
  28. Have four sittings for Japa daily—early morning, noon, evening and night.
  29. A devotee of Lord Vishnu should repeat “Om Namo Narayanaya”; a devotee of Lord Siva, “Om Namah Sivaya”; a devotee of Lord Krishna, “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”; a devotee of Lord Rama, “Om Sri Ramaya Namah” or “Om Sri Ram Jaya Ram Jaya Jaya Ram”; a devotee of Devi, Gayatri Mantra or Durga Mantra.
  30. It is better to stick to one Mantra alone. See Lord Krishna in Rama, Siva, Durga, Gayatri.
  31. Regularity in Japa Sadhana is most essential. Sit in the same place and at the same time.
  32. Purascharana is repetition of the Mantra Akshara-Laksha, one lakh of times for each letter.
  33. Japa must become habitual. Even in dream you must be doing Japa.
  34. Japa Yoga is the easiest, quickest, safest, surest, and cheapest, way for attaining God-realisation. Glory to the Lord! Glory, glory to His Name!
  35. O man! Take refuge in the Name. Nama (Name) and Nami (Lord) are inseparable.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Paarad Laxmi

Importance of wealth is no less today rather it has become the most emphasized commodity what with the material desires becoming virtually unlimited. In ancient times prosperity might well have meant having to eat, a large house to live in and a good source of income, but in modern times the meaning of comfort and prosperity is much more diverse and it depends on how much one can spend. If you have enough then there is no end to what all luxuries you can buy.

Being rich is not a taboo but it does matter how you earn money. Illegal or immoral means, however discreet, may well fill your coffers but such stained money shall prey on your conscience, mental peace, social respect and standing. No doubt a human is easily lured towards such avenues for they seem to promise a lot without much efforts; however only a person who has such wealth can tell you what sort of hell he has to go through, for every moment there seems to be a fear of exposure lurking around.

So such means are out! Yet there are also hardworking, sincere and honest people who are never able to make it big in spite of there best of efforts. After years of labor in a job or perseverance in trade, financial success looks like a distant dream. The frustration and sense of hopelessness that then sets in tends to make one an easy prey to the lure of corruption.

If you find yourself in such a situation, if mounting debts are giving you sleepless nights, if your business is in doldrums, if money is the cause of your anxiety then this is the respite you have been waiting for. The following Paarad Laxmi Sadhana is the most explosive, quick acting ritual for windfall gains. A sage writes in an ancient text If an idol of Laxmi made of consecrated, solidified mercury alloyed with gold is established in the SE direction, i.e. facing N. west and worshipped daily wealth starts to make inroads into one’s life from various sources.

This form if the deity is called Paaradeshwari and she is the most benevolent among all 108 forms of the Goddess when it comes to showering wealth upon a Sadhak. In fact like Kalpavriksha (wish tree) she fulfils all the material wishes of a sadhak. Following boons sure accrue –

1. Financial crisis is overcome and sudden gains are made.
2. All problems in business or job are cleared. Promotion/pay raise in job and unexpected profits in trade can be expected.
3. New sources of earning spring up.
4. Power, respect and fame in life.
5. A happy married life with all comforts.
6. Spiritual success.

For the ritual get up in the morning on a Wednesday or Friday, take a bath and wear fresh clothes. Sit facing East on a white woolen mat. Light incense and a lamp. The idol of the Goddess (Paarad Laxmi) must be established as prescribed manner. Next pick up Sfatik Rosary and chant five rounds of the following mantra.

Om Ayeim Varad Paaradeshwari Mahaalakshmyei Namah

ॐ ऍ वरद पारदेश्वरी महालक्ष्म्यै नमः

Do this regularly for 11 days. The ritual is free of any complex steps, for the mantra and the deity are powerful enough to bring about the desired results. A text in fact states that just having a Paaradeshwari Laxmi and a Paarad Shivaling in one’s home means lifelong prosperity and affluence. If possible continue chanting the Mantra just five times daily. After Sadhana permanently establish idol in a sacred place or at your business center. Guru Diksha is necessary for doing this Sadhana.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Human psyche is well equipped to encounter the worst of catastrophes and emerge unscathed or battle scarred, yet triumphant in them. Thrown into a perilous situation suddenly, brings to the surface the most strong points in an individual thus enabling him or her to overcome the adversity with guts and gusto. However apprehension or fear of future trouble gives collywobbles to even the brave heartened.

Having been through a tragedy or trouble one pulls one-self together and focuses one's attention on improving things। However with continuous fear gnawing at ones heart one has no time, no motivation to think positively. All one thinks of is how to fortress oneself from the future danger or problem or trouble. One might try all one can to disengage one's mind from the subject, yet in such situations uncertainty and fear loom to large that one's thoughts time and again tend to drift back to the problem.

In fact psychology experts believe that continuous and sever apprehension can completely destroy one's peace of mind। It is in fact the uncertainty that proves to be biggest threat and it could rob one not just of one's mental peace but also one's physical health. The apprehension may be related to losing one's job, one's performance in some examination, decision in a court case or market trends if you deal in shares. Or making life hell for you could be a staunch enemy or a business adversary, who is keeping you on the tenterhooks as to what his next move would be. Whatever be the situation, and even psychologist would concur with this, the best thing would be to prepare oneself the best one could and the wait patiently for the decisive moment.

But remember it's war - with Fate, adverse circumstances or a foe - and the Indian science of Sadhanas exhorts that one should be best equipped to meet the challenges of life। And when it is war time, just being defensive is not enough, one has to be fiercely offensive leaving nothing to chance. Also one need not engage in days & weeks of planning and worrying. Instead one should analyze the situation with a rational approach and then focusing all one's energy and will power wait for the right moment.

A lion does not plan or scheme when it hunts। The instant it sights its prey it launches into the attach। A similar approach to the problems of life makes a human Narsigh i.e. lion among men. The demon Hiranyakashyap seemed virtually invincible having won through Tapa the boon that he would die neither in the day or nor at night, neither at the hands of a human nor a beat, neither on earth neither in sky. Even gods were at there wits and how to destroy him. However when the right moment came, Lord Narayan lost no time in assuming a form that was half human and half lion and disembowelling the demon at dusk, having placed him on his lap.

All had apprehended the worst, yet at one stroke the Lord freed the world of the cruel demon's tyranny। this avatar of His is know as Narsingh, a divine being capable of performing even the most impossible, and banishing the worst of fears and apprehensions. Today it's common for an ordinary man to find himself in such situations from which there seems no respite. He goes on living but he is as good as dead, for constant fear of the unknown keeps giving him sleepless nights. It is also not uncommon for hidden enemies to hatch plots that could destroy one's family life or business or entrap one in a court case, false criminal charges or unnecessary quarrel.

The best antidote to all such situations is the Narsingh Sadhana that helps build up undauntiable confidence and unshakeable willpower। It in fact prepares him for successfully combating worst of apprehensions or problems of the future. It is with Gurudev's blessings that such a powerful and rare sadhana appears here for the Sadhaks to benefit from. Over the years I have seen hundred of individuals, left completely hopeless, distraught and broken by the onslaught of adversities, miraculously, rediscover their lost will power and emerge triumphant in virtual battles of life and death.

As Revered Gurudev had often elucidated - Narsingh Sadhana turns a human into a lion who lolls peacefully when all is calm around yet the moment he senses trouble with an ear shattering roar he is upon the enemy whether it is a problem, or a foe or an adverse situation.
This amazing sadhana must be tried on Chaturdasi or 14th day of the bright/dark lunar month. After 10 PM sit on a red mat facing West. In a steel plate place a Narsingh Yantra (Nrusinha Yantra) and offer it on rice gains and vermilion. Light a lamp filled with mustard oil. If you face a particular problem then write it down on a piece of paper and place it under the Yantra. Next with Narsingh rosary chant 5 rounds of the following Mantra.

Om Nrim Narsinghaay Shatru Bhuj Bal Veedrnaay Namaha

ॐ र्नुं नरसिम्हाय शत्रु भुज बल विदीर्नाय नमः

Don't whisper the Mantra, speak it out as powerfully as if it were a lion roaring. A surge of energy through the body is a pure sign of success, so don't be panic if you feel extra heat in your body. Next day tie the paper, Yantra and rosary in a red cloth and throw the bundle in river or pond.
( Article from Jan 2006 Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Magazine )