Sunday, May 18, 2008

STORY - Fisherman and Cobra

There was once a disciple who claimed his Guru never taught him anything. Disciples are always like that, it is part of God's lila, His Cosmic Play. We humans perform krida, which is unconscious play, play which we do not know how to control. Only the play of gods, and of our ancient Rishis (Seers), is a lila, cosmic pastimes which are always under their control.

This disciple pestered his Guru for knowledge for so long that Guru finally decided to force the boy to learn something.

The next day when they were out walking together they saw a cobra being gobbled up by thousands of ants. No matter how the cobra twisted and turned he couldn't escape a horrible death.

The disciple asked, 'Guruji, what has the cobra done to suffer like this?' The Guru replied, 'keep quite! Come on!'

Further along the road they came to a fishing village. One fisherman had just returned to shore after hauling in a big catch. He was resting, obviously enjoying himself, smoking a good pipe.

"Do you understand?" asked the Guru.

'No', replied the boy.

Guru Said, "My son, that cobra we saw will become a fisherman, and those ants will become fish. This man was once a cobra in previous birth who was eaten by ants, and that is why he has a right to torture and destroy these fish who were once ants".

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Boost your finances - Chakreshwari Sadhana

As she hold numerous "chakra" weapons, she is called Chakreshwari. She comes to the aid of those who hold on to the truth and Jain principles. Acharya Vasunandi's Pradishtasara Sangrah describes her as one with twelve hands. Eight of which hold chakra weapons, two hands hold the vajrayuda and one of the other two hands hold a Pomegranate fruit and the other hand shows Vara mudhra. Chakra weapons signify countless powers and vajra weapons signify limitless willpower. Vara mudhra signifies benevolence and the fruit denotes benefits bestowed. Her vahana (icon of transport) is Garuda (Eagle).

Among the Jain's the most avidly worshipped deity is Chakreshwari and not without reason. The powerful divine goddess protects her worshippers and Sadhaks from all dangers and also ensures that there remains no paucity in their lives. Her blessings mean wealth galore and success in business ventures. And what more besides providing financial security for her worshippers she even helps them attain to amazing level of success in the spiritual field.

According to Jain scholars, if a Sadhak tries the Sadhana of Goddess Chakreshwari with full faith, determination and devotion then without doubt the Goddess is pleased and she showers all worldly and spiritual boons on him.

Specially if one is facing with failures in business or one is jobless then this Sadhana comes as a great boon. After accomplishing it within no time one attains to success in the desired field and financially speaking there remains no paucity whatsoever. However the first and foremost requirement for success in the Sadhana is unmoving faith.

This Sadhana that is being presented here is a very ancient ritual that has stood the test of time over ages. It has been tried by hundreds of Sadhaks and has never known to have failed as yet. Even if there is some lapse on the part of Sadhak there sure accrues some result, for the kind Goddess never overlooks even slightest spark of devotion.

The Sadhana is of three days. It should be done early in the morning before sunrise. The best day to start it is any Monday of the bright fortnight of the lunar calendar.

For the Sadhana have a bath and wear fresh white clothes. Sit on a white worship mat facing the East. Cover a wooden seat with yellow cloth. Then with vermilion write Hreem on it. On this inscription place the Chakreshwari Yantra.

Then chant one round of Guru Mantra and pray to the Guru for success in the Sadhana. Thereafter light a ghee lamp before the Yantra. Worship the Yantra by offering vermilion, rice grains and yellow flowers on it.

Then concentrating your gaze on the Yantra contemplate on the form of the Goddess Chakreshwari the following Mantra.

Shree Chakre Bheem Lalit Var Bhuje Leelayaa Laalayantee.
Chakram Vidyutprakaasham Jwalit Shat Shikhe Vei Khagrendraadhiroodde.
Tattvei Rud Bhootbhaasaa Sakal Gunn-nidhe Mantra Roop Swakaante.
Kotyaa Dityaa Prakaashe Tribhuvan Vidite Traahi Maam Devi Chakre.

Then with a Hakeek rosary chant 35 rounds of the following Mantra of Goddess Chakreshwari who in Jain Tantra is believed to be the fulfiller of all wishes.

Om Ayeim Shreem Chakre Chakra Bheem Jwal Jwal Garud Prishti Samaaroodde Hraam Hreem Hroom Hroum Hrah Swaahaa

Do this daily for three consecutive days. After each day's chanting place the rosary on the Yantra. On the fourth day drop the Yantra and rosary in a river or pond.

Soon you shall see wonderful opportunities coming your way that could help you make it big and earn more wealth then you could have ever imagined. Even if there are some delays do not lose heart and have patience. Keep your faith unmoved and without doubt soon you shall taste success.
MTYV Magazine, Nov 2007

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Divine Voice

Life does not mean just living on or breathing. Just eating food, marrying and producing children is not the aim of life. The real goal of life is in realising the purpose for which one has taken birth.

Such thoughts are missing in animals, birds and insects. Even gods and demons do not think thus. This is why humans are said to be the most unique in the universe. But if a human never thinks why he has been created by the Lord, what the goal of his life then he is no better than the animals.

Only a Guru can make one rise above the animal existence. Gods cannot tell you the purpose of your life. Those who have not been through the process of being born cannot tell you the aim of human life. But a Guru has taken birth just like you and he has attained to totality in life. This is why he can take a disciple to the highest pedestal of realisation.

One who reveals what totality in life means, is a Guru. The moment the Guru gives Diksha he adopts the person as his spiritual child or disciple. That very moment one is reborn. Like Brahma he creates a new personality for you. That moment is the golden moment of your life. It is from that moment that your life really starts.

Guru does not just give Diksha. Rather through this process he purifies your blood which has been corrupted and polluted by generations of deceit, lies, lust and hatred. The Guru instills an explosive power into you. He teaches you how to travel from mortality to immortality.

I have propelled you on a path where there is no death, where there is no consciousness, where there is totality. I bless you so that you might attain to totality and success in life.

-Revered Gurudev Dr. Naryan Dutt Shrimali

Friday, May 02, 2008


Excerpts from the MTYV, June 2000 issue
I am 35 years old and I spent lots of money so that we could have a child. Doctors said there was no chance at all. At last we contacted Sadgurudev and in September 1998 obtained Putra Praapti Diksha from Him through photograph. Then in February 1999 we got Poorvakrit Dosh Nivaarann Diksha (for riddance from effects of past Karmas) at the Bilaspur Sadhana camp. Later in the Raipur Sadhana camp I obtained Garbhasth Shishu Chetana Diksha (for spiritual enlivenment of a foetus). As a result I gave birth to a son who is healthy and handsome.

After Putra Praapti Diksha I performed a Sadhana and on the third day of Sadhana Sadgurudev Swami Nikhileshwaranand appeared in a dream. He gave us some water to drink from the tumbler that he carried. He also blessed me and then disappeared. 21 days later I gave birth to the child and surprisingly he looked very much like the child which Sadgurudev had shown to us in the dream. Thus Revered Sadgurudev gifted a child to us and proved the doctors wrong.

-Kusum Batra Pradhan, Ankori, Basanaa, Mahasamudra, Madhya Pradesh