Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wishes sure fulfilled

Every person in the world does work but very few know how to work so that the desired result would sure accrue. Life can be successful only when wishes are fulfilled. Presented here is an article that looks into human life from a different angle.

Till a person is living he cannot avoid work. He has to be constantly engaged in action. But it is important that the desired results are obtained and one's wishes are fulfilled through one's actions. Only the can life be joyous. But how is this possible? For this one has to look into the motive and inspiration behind one's actions.

A person who depends totally on fate can be called a fool. Fortune favors the brave, i.e those who are committed to their work. Lord has not created humans to sit idle, leaving everything to fate. He has been given a mind and a brain using which he can engage himself in fruitful work.

Only a person who is active can turn the tables on bad luck. A persevering individual can even changes his fate and can make maximum of the opportunities provided to him by nature. And it is a fact that the fruit that comes by hard labour is more sweet.

Actions can be divided into three categories. 1. Unproductive 2. Productive 3. Motivating.

1. Unproductive action.

There is no action that does not bear fruit. But in daily life most of our actions do not bring about positive and lasting results. Also engaging oneself in such tasks does not fulfill any particular aim. Such actions like watching TV, going to parties, gossiping on the phone may give some momentary thrill but they do not bring any revolution in our life. And we would have to admit that most of our actions are without any particular goal or aim. In fact most of our actions are without any particular goal or aim. In fact most of our actions are just to kill time or find means to be free of boredom.

2. Productive action

An action that is done with a particular aim in mind and in a very planned manner with great care in order to fulfil some wish is known as productive work. All our daily chores, be they at home or at office or in the society come under this category.

Such action always bears fruit and one can give a particular direction to life through such action. Such action brings in inner satisfaction that one is doing something creative.

Through such action the wishes and desires can be fulfilled. But when such work becomes routine and boring one longs for a change. And to bring about a change man starts to struggle and gets engaged in action that is futile.

Work done without inspiration is merely drudgery. It tires one physically and brings pain and through such action all one's aims need not be fulfilled. A labourer always complains that he does not get returns according to his efforts. Any work done only with selfish interest ultimately becomes labour.

Individuals working selfishly want to get more results by working less and end up getting less than what they deserve.

Most of our efforts fall in this category. A child finds it hard labour to go to school, a house wife finds work at home boring and a person working at some office considers his work to be mere drudgery. Such individuals never feel satisfied with their efforts and get caught in a blind race which leads them only to tension, sorrow and worries.

3. Motivating action

Love with one's work motivates a person and increases his skill. Doing something skilfully brings sure success no matter which field one is engaged in. Liking one's work not only helps on fulfill one's aim quicker rather one feels an inner satisfaction and joy. In tasks where joy comes only after fulfillment of the aim there is less motivation and failure can lead to depression.

On the other hand if there is motivation one feels happy right from the beginning and as a result the work becomes interesting. The joy that comes by just doing this sort of work is not conditional upon fulfillment of some aim. This very fact has been revealed in a verse in Gita - Karmanneyvaadhikaaraste Maa Phaleshu Kadachan ...

This verse states that one should work with motivation and use one's mind and brain in the process gains are sure to accrue and one must not wait about success or failure.

Selfishness makes work dull and boring. On the other hand work done with a feeling of selflessness brings motivation and enthusiasm to succeed at all costs. Selfishness can be banished only through love. When there is love in the heart one is ready to give up one's selfish interests in order to make others happy.

When an action is done with a great goal in mind one becomes egoless. Great goals, sacred aims, love and devotion bring motivation and dedication in work. A work that is infused with the element of love is known as selfless service.

Every action has a reaction. If one is disillusioned in the very beginning or there is no motivation there can not be desired results. And when the wishes are not fulfilled one is filled with frustration. As a result person starts to adopt wrong means for the fulfillment of his aim.

Action that are wrong with lies, deceit, jealousy cannot bring satisfaction. This is the reason why those who appear to be materially well off so weak spiritually. All the time they are filled with unknown fear and uncertainty.

Every one of us works but very few can be called successful in life. Generally we forget that the chief element in some action is the mind. The body merely an instrument, a tool. If the mind is not here concentrating in the work then the action becomes futile.

The mind should be where the action is and then just look at the result. The action shall be better and one shall have the taste of highest level of success. such work makes a person successful both materially as well spiritually.

The entire universe is nothing but a process of giving. And love means nothing, but sharing joy with others. This is true worship.

The sun selflessly gives us light and heat. The ocean selflessly turns itself into vapours and gives us clouds that bring rains and make the whole earth green and pleasant. Thus the nature is nothing but a process of selfless giving. Where there is selflessness the desired result is soon obtained without much delay.


- Revered Sadgurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vishuddh Chakra

Spiritual Success is not possible till the Sadhak is not free of ego. And freedom from ego is attained only after activation of Vishuddh Chakra.

The ancient texts state that on activation of this centre of the Kundalini the Goddess of wisdom and learning Sarswati blesses the vocal chords and thus one gains the knowledge of all Vedas and shastras.




Present inside the human body are subtle energy centres that hide amazing powers and capabilities through the activation of which a person can even realize the supreme. But as these centres are unactivated their potential is seldom realised. These centres are known as Chakras of the Kundalini and by activating them life can be taken to the highest pinnacle of success and achievement. But for that one has to try really hard, one has carry out sadhar as only then can one get the pearl of success. As Kabir as said -

Jin Khojaa Tin Paayiyaan, Gahare Paani Peeitth,
Mein Bouri Khojan Gayi, Rahi Kinaare Beitth.

One has to dive deep into the ocean of Sadhanas and lose oneself in meditation in order to activate these centers.

The first few Chakras a Sadhak can activate through his own attempts but in order to activate the further Chakras one needs the grace of the guru and his guidance as well. One needs Shaktipaat or transfer of divine energy from the guru in order to activate the later Chakras. This transfer of energy can be through Sadhana. Diksha or suddenly without any apparent reason. There are no fixed rules for this.

Knowledge of all Vedas
As soon as the Vishuddh Chakra present in the throat region is activated the Goddess of learning and wisdom, Saraswati, blesses the Sadhak and he gains knowledge of all Vedas and ancient texts automatically. Verses start to pour out of his lips on their own even though he might never in his life have studied ancient texts. In fact then he need not study any text like Upanishads comes to him own its own. What more the individuals starts to have to realization of the supreme.

Activation of the Astral body
As soon as the Vishuddh Chakra is activated the astral starts to move about freely according to the Sadhak’s will. The Sadhak can then even alter the size of his physical body – make it small as a mouse or large as a mountain. Also through the astral he can travel to any part of the universe. Sitting in a room he can astrally be anywhere in a moment and return in a trice. Lord Krishna is said to have manifested many physical forms. This can become possible only on activation of the Vishuddh.

This is why activation of the Vishuddh Chakra is said to be a great achievement of one’s life. And this activation is possible only through Shaktipaat. Shaktipaat does not mean one has to be in the presence of Guru rather this subtle transfer of energy can also be possible though Mantra Sadhana . But if one finds Sadhana difficult the Guru can directly transfer energy into the Sadhak. But even after Shaktipaat one has to do Mantra Sadhana so as to harmonise oneself fully with the divine.

Realisation of the Self
All great soul have started their spiritual quests with questions like Who am I, All these question are evidence that a human is eager to realise the self .When he is unable it use his energy for this realisation he starts to utilize it running after dreams like becoming the richest man on earth, becoming the owner of property and vehicles, becoming powerful or handsome. He wants to succeed in some way or the other and make the world realise that he is something. Everyone wants to be a doctor, engineer or a powerful person and thus earn respect and fame in the society. Or if a person’s children become famous he starts to feel proud about their success. All his life he endeavours to rise high in life trying all the time to know his true identity .But in fact he is never able to realise his true self and keeps wandering aimlessly.

Realisation of the self is possible for a person only after the activation of the Vishuddh Chakra. Once this activation takes place one realises who one was he did .When he is linked to the soul all confusion in his mind disappears. Also there remains no difference for him between a male and a female. Linking with the soul means viewing everyone, whether a man or a women with the same feelings.

All doubts vanish
On activation of the Vishuddh a person realisation his soul and then doubts about himself and about life disappear. Problems still come in his life, sorrows and joys still manifest but he remains blissfully unaffected by all such influences. Before activation of Vishuddh a person does feel sorrows and joys but after one has linked oneself to the soul one loses oneself in divine joy and then no outer influences can have any effect.

Just another milestone
After having been through the crests and troughs of joys and sorrows all his life when the Sadhak has the first taste of divine joy he feels like ever remaining lost in it day and night. He does not feel like emerging out of it. But one has to remember that activation of the Vishuddh Chakra is just another milestone and not the final destination. And because one seems reluctant to forgo this joy, progress becomes difficult after this stage unless one is fully conscious. Sometime it happens that a person might get stuck at the Vishuddh Chakra for years at a stretch. The reason for this is that one has tasted divine joy that comes by activation of the Vishuddh does not wish to forsake it. Due to this further progress is stalled and he makes no attempts to make Kundalini rise further.

Right from the time one becomes an adult a person had to face sorrows, pain, problems and worries. So when he reaches a source of true joy for the first time in his life naturally he would be most unwilling to leave it and move on. It is like tasting elixir and he does not feel like giving it up. Progressing ahead sure means that this joy will be lost. So a person feels contented remaining at the Vishuddh and he sort of becomes addicted to this joy. But determined Sadhak use their strong will power to emerge from this divine state and start to move forwards the next Chakra. Or if the Sadhak is not so determined he keeps enjoying this state and after sometime having had his fill of this state he decides to progress further.

Freedom of ego
Realization of the soul means freedom from false ego. Ego means being overly conscious of the self. This ends activation of the Vishuddh but still remains a bit of ego. In other words at Vishuddh a Sadhak realizes that he is not the physical body but a soul. But even at this stage he feels he is different from other souls and this gives rise to subtle egoism.

Losing oneself completely is true joy
One who thinks that he is different meets his end one day, but one who is ready to lose his identity becomes immortal. But very few people are ready to lose their identities. That is why very few are able to realize the Truth. Most people feel happy in limiting their personalities, they lead lives like small ponds and are not ready to merge into the ocean. By doing so they wish to prove that they are different.

But this is just false egoism, for in the ponds too it is the same water that is in the ocean. So the attempt to have separate identity is futile. A pond fears that it might lose its identity if it merges into the ocean and so it never flows and stagnates. But when it realizes that the water present in it is same as the water contained in the ocean it stops worrying about losing its identity.

Similarly when a Sadhak starts to lose himself he does not worry about his identity. Then fear of death does not worry him and then he becomes egoless and fearless.

But the mind of a person deludes him. It wishes to have a separate identity. It says what shall be the use of searching for the Truth. But the moment one has such thoughts one loses a lot. One loses a precious life in which one could have realised the Supreme Truth. By listening to his mind a person might well gain wealth, property, wife, children and material comforts but he loses chance to know about the real purpose of life. And the last moments of his life he realises that he has gained nothing and all that he had gained is useless.

But if a person activates the Vishuddh Chakra and loses his false identity then in the last moment his life he does not have to worry that he wasted his life. Then even when he dies he does so cosciously. Then death too is but a part of existence for him - merely a chance to change the old body and gain a new one. Losing the false ego is known as activation of Vishuddh.



Form of the Chakra
On activation of the Anahat Chakra the soul of a person starts to get linked to the universe outside but this link becomes total when Vishuddh is activated. Present in the throat region this Chakra has the shape of a yellow lotus with sixteen petals. The element of this Chakra is Ether. Sadhak who have freed themselves of base instincts through Yoga or Sadhanas are able to hear the chanting of the sixteen Beej Mantras of this Chakra. In the centre of the lotus is a white region in which is present a white elephant inscribed on which the Beej Mantra (ham) of the Chakra. On the Beej Mantra are seated Ardhanarishwar i.e Lord Shiva has three eyes, five heads and ten hands. He wears a garland of snakes around his neck.

- Revered Sadgurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali

Sunday, November 08, 2009

PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN

ARYABHATT (476 CE)


MASTER ASTRONOMER AND MATHEMATICIAN
Born in 476 CE in Kusumpur ( Bihar ), Aryabhatt's intellectual brilliance remapped the boundaries of mathematics and astronomy. In 499 CE, at the age of 23, he wrote a text on astronomy and an unparallel treatise on mathematics called 'Aryabhatiyam.' He formulated the process of calculating the motion of planets and the time of eclipses. Aryabhatt was the first to proclaim that the earth is round, it rotates on its axis, orbits the sun and is suspended in space - 1000 years before Copernicus published his heliocentric theory. He is also acknowledged for calculating p (Pi) to four decimal places: 3.1416 and the sine table in trigonometry. Centuries later, in 825 CE, the Arab mathematician, Mohammed Ibna Musa credited the value of Pi to the Indians, 'This value has been given by the Hindus.' And above all, his most spectacular contribution was the concept of zero without which modern computer technology would have been non-existent. Aryabhatt was a colossus in the field of mathematics.

BHASKARACHARYA II(1114-1183 CE)


GENIUS IN ALGEBRA
Born in the obscure village of Vijjadit (Jalgaon) in Maharastra, Bhaskaracharya's work in Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry catapulted him to fame and immortality. His renowned mathematical works called 'Lilavati' and 'Bijaganita' are considered to be unparalled and a memorial to his profound intelligence. Its translation in several languages of the world bear testimony to its eminence. In his treatise ' Siddhant Shiromani ' he writes on planetary positions, eclipses, cosmography, mathematical techniques and astronomical equipment. In the ' Surya Siddhant ' he makes a note on the force of gravity: 'Objects fall on earth due to a force of attraction by the earth. Therefore, the earth, planets, constellations, moon, and sun are held in orbit due to this attraction.' Bhaskaracharya was the first to discover gravity, 500 years before Sir Isaac Newton . He was the champion among mathematicians of ancient and medieval India . His works fired the imagination of Persian and European scholars, who through research on his works earned fame and popularity.

ACHARYA KANAD (600 BCE)


FOUNDER OF ATOMIC THEORY
As the founder of ' Vaisheshik Darshan '- one of six principal philosophies of India - Acharya Kanad was a genius in philosophy. He is believed to have been born in Prabhas Kshetra near Dwarika in Gujarat . He was the pioneer expounder of realism, law of causation and the atomic theory. He has classified all the objects of creation into nine elements, namely: earth, water, light, wind, ether, time, space, mind and soul. He says, 'Every object of creation is made of atoms which in turn connect with each other to form molecules.' His statement ushered in the Atomic Theory for the first time ever in the world, nearly 2500 years before John Dalton . Kanad has also described the dimension and motion of atoms and their chemical reactions with each other. The eminent historian, T.N. Colebrook , has said, 'Compared to the scientists of Europe , Kanad and other Indian scientists were the global masters of this field.'

NAGARJUNA (100 CE)


WIZARD OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE
He was an extraordinary wizard of science born in the nondescript village of Baluka in Madhya Pradesh . His dedicated research for twelve years produced maiden discoveries and inventions in the faculties of chemistry and metallurgy. Textual masterpieces like ' Ras Ratnakar ,' 'Rashrudaya' and 'Rasendramangal' are his renowned contributions to the science of chemistry. Where the medieval alchemists of England failed, Nagarjuna had discovered the alchemy of transmuting base metals into gold. As the author of medical books like 'Arogyamanjari' and 'Yogasar,' he also made significant contributions to the field of curative medicine. Because of his profound scholarliness and versatile knowledge, he was appointed as Chancellor of the famous University of Nalanda . Nagarjuna's milestone discoveries impress and astonish the scientists of today.


ACHARYA CHARAK (600 BCE)


FATHER OF MEDICINE
Acharya Charak has been crowned as the Father of Medicine. His renowned work, the ' Charak Samhita ', is considered as an encyclopedia of Ayurveda. His principles, diagoneses, and cures retain their potency and truth even after a couple of millennia. When the science of anatomy was confused with different theories in Europe , Acharya Charak revealed through his innate genius and enquiries the facts on human anatomy, embryology, pharmacology, blood circulation and diseases like diabetes, tuberculosis, heart disease, etc. In the ' Charak Samhita ' he has described the medicinal qualities and functions of 100,000 herbal plants. He has emphasized the influence of diet and activity on mind and body. He has proved the correlation of spirituality and physical health contributed greatly to diagnostic and curative sciences. He has also prescribed and ethical charter for medical practitioners two centuries prior to the Hippocratic oath. Through his genius and intuition, Acharya Charak made landmark contributions to Ayurvedal. He forever remains etched in the annals of history as one of the greatest and noblest of rishi-scientists.

ACHARYA SUSHRUT (600 BCE)


FATHER OF PLASTIC SURGERY
A genius who has been glowingly recognized in the annals of medical science. Born to sage Vishwamitra, Acharya Sudhrut details the first ever surgery procedures in ' Sushrut Samhita ,' a unique encyclopedia of surgery. He is venerated as the father of plastic surgery and the science of anesthesia. When surgery was in its infancy in Europe , Sushrut was performing Rhinoplasty (restoration of a damaged nose) and other challenging operations. In the ' Sushrut Samhita ,' he prescribes treatment for twelve types of fractures and six types of dislocations. His details on human embryology are simply amazing. Sushrut used 125 types of surgical instruments including scalpels, lancets, needles, Cathers and rectal speculums; mostly designed from the jaws of animals and birds. He has also described a number of stitching methods; the use of horse's hair as thread and fibers of bark. In the ' Sushrut Samhita ,' and fibers of bark. In the ' Sushrut Samhita ,' he details 300 types of operations. The ancient Indians were the pioneers in amputation, caesarian and cranial surgeries. Acharya Sushrut was a giant in the arena of medical science.

VARAHAMIHIR (499-587 CE)



EMINENT ASTROLOGER AND ASTRONOMER
renowned astrologer and astronomer who was honored with a special decoration and status as one of the nine gems in the court of King Vikramaditya in Avanti ( Ujjain ). Varahamihir's book 'panchsiddhant' holds a prominent place in the realm of astronomy. He notes that the moon and planets are lustrous not because of their own light but due to sunlight. In the ' Bruhad Samhita ' and ' Bruhad Jatak ,' he has revealed his discoveries in the domains of geography, constellation, science, botany and animal science. In his treatise on botanical science, Varamihir presents cures for various diseases afflicting plants and trees. The rishi-scientist survives through his unique contributions to the science of astrology and astronomy.

ACHARYA PATANJALI (200 BCE)


FATHER OF YOGA
The Science of Yoga is one of several unique contributions of India to the world. It seeks to discover and realize the ultimate Reality through yogic practices. Acharya Patanjali , the founder, hailed from the district of Gonda (Ganara) in Uttar Pradesh . He prescribed the control of prana (life breath) as the means to control the body, mind and soul. This subsequently rewards one with good health and inner happiness. Acharya Patanjali 's 84 yogic postures effectively enhance the efficiency of the respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive and endocrine systems and many other organs of the body. Yoga has eight limbs where Acharya Patanjali shows the attainment of the ultimate bliss of God in samadhi through the disciplines of: yam, niyam, asan, pranayam, pratyahar, dhyan and dharna. The Science of Yoga has gained popularity because of its scientific approach and benefits. Yoga also holds the honored place as one of six philosophies in the Indian philosophical system. Acharya Patanjali will forever be remembered and revered as a pioneer in the science of self-discipline, happiness and self-realization.

ACHARYA BHARADWAJ (800 BCE)


PIONEER OF AVIATION TECHNOLOGY
Acharya Bharadwaj had a hermitage in the holy city of Prayag and was an ordent apostle of Ayurveda and mechanical sciences. He authored the ' Yantra Sarvasva ' which includes astonishing and outstanding discoveries in aviation science, space science and flying machines. He has described three categories of flying machines: 1.) One that flies on earth from one place to another. 2.) One that travels from one planet to another. 3.) And One that travels from one universe to another. His designs and descriptions have impressed and amazed aviation engineers of today. His brilliance in aviation technology is further reflected through techniques described by him:
1.) Profound Secret: The technique to make a flying machine invisible through the application of sunlight and wind force.
2.) Living Secret: The technique to make an invisible space machine visible through the application of electrical force.
3.) Secret of Eavesdropping: The technique to listen to a conversation in another plane.
4.) Visual Secrets: The technique to see what's happening inside another plane.
Through his innovative and brilliant discoveries, Acharya Bharadwaj has been recognized as the pioneer of aviation technology.

ACHARYA KAPIL (3000 BCE)


FATHER OF COSMOLOGY
Celebrated as the founder of Sankhya philosophy, Acharya Kapil is believed to have been born in 3000 BCE to the illustrious sage Kardam and Devhuti. He gifted the world with the Sankhya School of Thought. His pioneering work threw light on the nature and principles of the ultimate Soul (Purusha), primal matter (Prakruti) and creation. His concept of transformation of energy and profound commentaries on atma, non-atma and the subtle elements of the cosmos places him in an elite class of master achievers - incomparable to the discoveries of other cosmologists. On his assertion that Prakruti, with the inspiration of Purusha, is the mother of cosmic creation and all energies, he contributed a new chapter in the science of cosmology. Because of his extrasensory observations and revelations on the secrets of creation, he is recognized and saluted as the Father of Cosmology.

PARAMHANS SWAMI NIKHILESHWARANANDJI



GOD-FATHER OF EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra

Manipura is the third Chakra from the Muladhara. It is located within the Sushumna Nadi, in the Nabhi Sthana (region of navel). This has its corresponding centre in the physical body and has control over the liver, stomach, etc.


This is a very important centre. From this Chakra emanate ten Yoga Nadis which appear like the petals of a lotus. The vibrations that are produced by the Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters डं ढं णं दं धं नं पं फं (dam, dham, nam, dam, dham, nam, pam, pham). The Chakra is of the colour of dark clouds. Within there is a space triangular in form. It is the Agni Mandala (region of fire—Agni Tattva). The Bijakshara raü), the Bija of Agni, is here. The presiding deity is Vishnu and Goddess is Lakshmi. This Chakra corresponds to Svah or Svarga Loka and to Solar Plexus in the physical body.




The Yogi who concentrates at this Chakra gets Patala Siddhi, can acquire hidden treasures and will be free from all diseases. He has no fear at all from Agni (fire). “Even if he is thrown into the burning fire, he remains alive without fear of death.”, (Gheranda Samhita).

Saturday, October 03, 2009

MAHALAKSHMI SADHANA



I had reached an age where soon I had to burden the responsibilities of life. It is a sacred tradition in our family to seek the guidance and blessings of our revered Sadgurudev before starting anything. I too thought of doing so before launching my career. But a call to Jodhpur and I came to know that Sadgurudev was engaged in some sadhana of his own and would not meet anybody for at least a few months.

Hence I had to begin my business without his blessings. I started off with great enthusiasm and courage. I had just settled in business when problems started coming up. First I dealt them courage but soon the onslaughts became so frequent that I started feeling help before them. Within a few months my business collapsed and I was filled with great disappointment so much so that I felt like give up everything and running away.

One day without informing anybody I left to Jodhpur and reached Sadgurudev Ashram. But there I was told that he would emerge from sadhana only after two months. I decided to stay there and share the work in Ashram. The in-charge of Ashram knew me well and he allowed me to do so. I even started wearing ochre robes meant for ascetics.

After two months Sadgurudev came out of his sadhana room finally. He looked a bit lean. When his eyes fell on me a look of disappointment came on his features. But he did not say anything. The next day he called me and asked me why I was there. I was unable to relate my misadventures to him so he asked me to write them on a paper and give to him. This I did and having read it he said, “ I did not expect such cowardly behavior from you. You are deceiving yourself. Do you think by wearing ochre robes you shall be free from your family responsibilities? True, ascetic life is wonderful but it is not for escapists. You have to go back”.

He fell silent and then continued, "I know you are facing problems but there are solutions for them in Tantra. You shall have to accomplish Lakshmi Sadhana. May be you do not know but even great Guru Shankaracharya had to accomplish Lakshmi Sadhana. Otherwise how would he have been able to establish four divine spiritual seats all over India? A real man never bows down before adversities. He attains victory over them through Sadhanas if need be.”

Later he made me accomplish a very special Mahalakshmi Sadhana. I returned home and restarted my business and within a year I had achieved amazing success. If today I am so wealthy, prosperous and happy it is due to that powerful ritual. With Sadgurudev’s permission I am revealing it here for benefit of others.

Start this ritual on Wednesday. At night after 10 pm have bath and wear clean red clothes .Make a mark with vermilion on the forehead .Sit on a red mat facing south. Cover a wooden seat with red cloth .In a plate draw a Swastik with saffron. On them place a Mahalakshmi Yantra. Light a ghee lamp. Offer vermilion, rice grains, rose petals on the Yantra. Offer prayers to lord Ganpati chanting Om Gam Ganpataye Namah five times. Thereafter chant one round of Guru Mantra and pray to Guru for success. Then with a Kamalgatta rosary chant 51 rounds of following divine Mantra

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Om Phat
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं ॐ फट

Do this for two days. After that drop the rosary in a river or pound and place the Yantra in your worship place or your shop or business center। Briefly worship it daily by lighting incense and chanting the above Mantra just 11 times.

- Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Vigyan Magazine, September 2007

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How does the Guru's grace (Guru Krupa) function?

The success of any activity depends upon the functioning of the various components constituting that activity. Just as the hydro­gen bomb is more powerful than the atom bomb, so also is the subtle in comparison to the gross. This point will be illustrated by the example of the various methods employed to destroy the enemy, given below. The more progressive the step, the more effective it is.

A. Physical (gross)

Perceiving the whereabouts of the enemy with the five senses, for instance sensing the enemy or his movements, one can shoot with a gun. However, if he hides behind a struc ture, motionless then the gunman will not be able to shoot him and therefore cannot kill him. Here, only a physical weapon is employed to kill. Different substances are used for different functions, for example different tablets are used as medicine for different disease causing germs, etc. Therefore if mere physical means do not help then they should be combined with subtle means as described below.

B. A combination of physical means and a mantra (subtle)

In the ancient times, arrows were shot from a bow only after chanting a mantra. Due to the mantra, the name of the enemy would get recorded on the arrow and no matter where the enemy hid in the three regions (trilokas) that is the earth (bhu), nether region (bhuv) and heaven (svarga) the arrow would certainly kill him. This was due to the energy of the subtle means (mantra) which accompanied the weapon (arrow). The motive behind chanting mantras while preparing medicines in the Ayurveda is the same. Similarly when removing a spirit responsible for possession blackgram (udid), marking nut (bibba), lime, needles, etc. are used to the accompaniment of mantras. Nevertheless, at times inspite of both the physical and subtle being present, one does not achieve much success. At such times a more subtle means, that is more powerful mantras should be used as given below.

C. Mantra (more subtle)

In the next step an enemy can be vanquished without using physical weapons like guns, bows and arrows, etc. In order to achieve certain things, for instance marriage, riches, etc. various mantras are prescribed. At times, however, even mantras do not yield results. In such cases the next step has to be implemented.

D. The resolve (sankalpa) [even more subtle]

Even a mere thought like ‘May it occur’ in the mind of an evolved person (saint) is sufficient for the occurrence of an event. Nothing else is required. However, this is possible only in the case of a saint whose spiritual level exceeds 80%. Only when a Guru makes a resolve ‘May this disciple progress spiritually’ does the disciple make real spiritual progress. This itself is termed as the Guru’s grace (gurukrupa). A disciple cannot make spiritual progress without it as otherwise the adi (one with a beginning) illusion persists.

E. The presence (most subtle)

In this final step one does not even have to make a resolve. Mere presence, prox imity or company of the Guru is sufficient for a disciple’s spiritual practice and progress to occur automatically.
This has occurred because of Me But I have not done it.
He who has realised this is liberated From the cycles of birth and death.

- Shri Bhavarthadipika (Shri Dnyaneshvari) 4:81
Literal and implied meaning : In ‘This has occurred because of Me’, ‘Me’ refers to The Supreme God principle within oneself. ‘But I have not done it’ implies absolving oneself of the sense of doership. A beautiful example to illustrate this is the sun which awakens everyone and makes the flowers bloom, when it rises. This happens simply with its existence. The sun does not ask anyone to wake up or the flowers to bloom. The mission of a Guru of a spiritual level of more than 90% is of this nature. 
The Guru’s grace operates based on points ‘D. The resolve (sankalpa) and E. The presence’ given above.

What should one do to be blessed by a Guru (Guruprapti) and His grace ?

The only virtue responsible for being blessed by a Guru quickly and the constant bestowal of His grace thereafter, is intense motiva tion for Liberation (mumukshutva) or intense yearning for a Guru. A youth strives to win a girl’s heart by constantly contemplating on what he should do to please her. Similarly, one should make all efforts to acquire the Guru’s grace so that the Guru calls one His own. One should constantly strive day and night to do whatever one can to please Him. In the Kaliyug, being blessed by a Guru or His grace is not as difficult as it was in the previous three yugs (eras). A salient point to be noted here is that one cannot be blessed by a Guru without bestowal of His grace. A Guru is already aware of who His future disciple will be. One should undertake the spiritual practice mentioned in the following points in order to acquire the grace of the Guru. The points are enumerated in ascending order of importance. Along with the practice of these points one should also try to develop the qualities of a disciple which are described in ‘Science of Spirituality : Vol. 3 - The Disciple, point 9. Qualities’.


(Ref: Sanatan's Publication - 'Path of Guru's Grace (Gurukrupayoga)')

Sunday, August 23, 2009

AJNA CHAKRA


Ajna Chakra is situated within the Sushumna Nadi and its corresponding centre in the physical body is at the space between the two eye-brows. This is known as Trikuti. The presiding deity, Paramasiva (Shambhu), is in the form of Hamsa. There is Goddess Hakini (Sakti). Pranava (Om) is the Bijakshara for this Chakra. This is the seat of the mind.

There are two petals (Yoga Nadis) on each side of the lotus (Chakra) and the vibrations of these Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters:- (Ham) and (Ksham). This is the Granthi Sthana (Rudra Granthi). The Chakra is of pure white colour or like that of the full moon (on the Purnima day). Bindu, Nada and Sakti are in this Chakra. This Chakra corresponds to Tapo-Loka. The corresponding centre in the physical body is at the Cavernous Plexus.


He who concentrates at this centre destroys all the Karmas of the past lives. The benefits that are derived by meditation on this Chakra cannot be described in words. The practitioner becomes a Jivanmukta (liberated man while living). He acquires all the 8 major and 32 minor Siddhis. All Yogis and Jnanis too concentrate to this centre on the Bijakshara, Pranava!(OM). This is called Bhrumadya Drishti (gaze at the space between the two eye-brows).


When the Yogi reaches the Ajna Chakra or the centre between the two eyebrows he attains Samadhi and realises the supreme Self or Brahman. There is a slight sense of separateness between the devotee and Brahman.


LALANA CHAKRA
Lalana Chakra is situated at the space just above Ajna and below Sahasrara Chakra. Twelve Yoga Nadis emanate from this centre. The vibrations that are made by the 12 Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters: (Ha, Sa, Ksha, Ma, La, Va, Ra, Ya, Ha, Sa, Kha and Phrem). It has OM as its Bija. At this centre the Yogi concentrates on the form of his Guru and obtains all knowledge. This has control over the 12 pairs of nerves that proceed from the brain to the different sense-organs.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

I call out to you! Wake up now!

It is very difficult to control oneself and one's temper. I was born in a Brahmin family and with greatest humility I feel proud that the blood of great Rishis and Yogis like Vashishtth, Vishamitra, Kannaad and Pulatsya flows through my veins. I have devoted my entire youth to the science of Mantra and Tantra. An age which is generally devoted to pleasures, joy, comforts and happiness has been spent by me on the thorny and rocky paths of the Himalayas. An age which is generally spent on silky beds has been spent by me sleeping on rocky beds. Years which are spent in the company of beautiful wife, I have spent in the holy feet of old Yogis and Sanyasis.

But I do not have any regrets about this. Today when I look back at the path on which I have traveled I feel proud of myself for having tread on a path which is paved with nothing but rocks, sharp thorns and stones. I have had to struggle with foxes in human forms. I have walked on a path on which my life was at stake. Without preserverance it is not possible to even step on this path. On this path on every step one has to face criticism, lies, blows and evil plans. All around I have been surrounded by foxes who feed on flesh made of criticism. For them life only means degrading others. As a person is, so he thinks of others. For several ages they have been trying to pull those who do something great to their own level. They want them to be corrupt like themselves.

Whenever I have stopped at any point in life and thought about myself I have found only great achievements written against my name. When the society was struggling against the forunes of the mughals and the British I tried my best to keep the lamp of independence lit. I have been a witness to massive slavery. In my years of youth I have witnessed the demoniac acts of the so called humans during Indo-Pak partition. In the middle of night I have dodged the religious fanatics and walked over gory dead bodies. With my own eyes I have seen so much pain, so much hatred. I have seen close friends and dear ones crushed to death by these beasts. I have witnessed all this pain and still I can feel the pain whenever I remember those moments.

I have also seen Sanyasis wearing ocher robes who adorn the places of pilgrimage and the jungles in the hope of getting themselves worshiped and robbing gullible masses. They wear long vermilion marks on their forehead and have followers who chant their names. I have looked deep into their psyche and have found that there is nothing but deceit, arrogance and cunningness in them. They take advantage of the problems of the common folk and dupe them. They look worse than even beggars as they go walking around streets for a few rupees. I have witnessed their cunningness, deceit and lies. And I have silently gulped down all this poison. I have also seen so called Sanyasis living in huge Ashrams and their business of miracles and magic. This has always made me almost lose my temper and many times I have felt ashamed that I have to observe the same dress code as they do.

But even in this period of utter darkness the words of the great Rishi Mudgal spoken 25000 years ago still ring in my ears. He had said - Only one who can drink poison can produce light in this world. Only he can be called Neelkanth (Shiva!) I have had to drink this poison thousands of times. I have to grope my way through utter darkness and have stumbled many a times. My feet have cut and bled but the divine words of great Rishi have always encouraged me to go on and on. And I have pledged that if I can burn my life like a lamp in the night till the sun rises then I shall continue to do as much, so that the darkness does not overwhelm mankind.

I have lost golden days, precious days fighting against this darkness. My youth has been spent not in comforts but in stumbling against rocks and stones. Sweet dreams of the youth have been tom to shreds by the thorns of jungles. I left my home, my family, my pleasures. But I got in return something more valuable. I gained the precious knowledge of our ancients that is the real treasure of our Rishis. The invaluable gift of our Rishis like Kannaad, Pulastya, Atri and Mudgal was hidden by our cowardly ancestors in pages of texts. And by just writing down this knowledge they thought that their duty was over. And then later generations committed even more sacrilege by ignoring and misusing this knowledge as a result of which the precious knowledge was lost. And this is why today no one remembers these middle generations because they did nothing great in their lives. On the other hand they criticised their own Rishis and abused them.

But still great souls like Guru Gorakhnath and Shankaracharya tried to keep the lamp of true knowledge burning by pouring into it the oil of their lives. They put at stake their lives and youths so as to protect the lamp from the harsh winds of those times. Due to their efforts the lamp's flame survived and continued to spread darkness. For a few years at least there was light of true knowledge. Everything appeared to look clear. But soon after their departure again the flame started to flicker. The next generations became more interested in songs and wine. The dances of damsels became more appealing-than real knowledge. Once again the lamp's flame became low due to which there sprung the fear that it might get extinguished.

The present generations forgot that we had such great ancestors like Vashishtth and Vishwamitra. They forgot the meaning of Gotra or the lineage of the Rishi to which one belongs. Only at the time of marriage this word is just spoken out as a formality. For us the names of great Rishis seem strange among the familiar names of today like Galib, Mir, Milton and Shakespeare. We think that the names of these Rishis are just a part of the Mantras spoken out by the priests in a ritual.

First time in the entire 25000 year history of India something has made us lose touch with our own heritage. The so called scientific and technological advancement of the West has made us forget that the blood of great Rishis flows through our veins. Western education has rendered us strangers in our own country to our own culture. We feel more close to names like Victoria and James Stuart. We feel more familiar to the history of England. We were used to walking on a highway of spiritualism. The foreign invasions forced us onto narrow footpaths and now finally even the footpath has disappeared and we are groping through a dense jungle of materialism which seems endless.

Impurity crept into our blood, our faces changed, a strange lust started to reflect in our eyes, we feel proud of looking at our images in the mirrors decked with suits and ties. When we look at the simple personalities of our parents and grandparents in pictures, we are not able to believe that we are their children. We feel like throwing out the pictures of our "uncultured" and turbaned fathers and grandfathers from our drawing rooms into dustbins. Aping the western life style we feel we are very great and cultured.

Is this the very blood that taught us about the greatest knowledge of worshipping the gods and goddesses? Today we think Mantra and Tantra are all baseless: And it is the Western education that has taught us this. Just look at the hypocrisy of the British. While they would be bowing before Lord Christ in a Church, they would at the same time be preaching that idol worship is superstition.

And easily convinced by their words we would throw the idols of gods and goddesses from our homes. While they would listen intently to the sermon in the Church, they would encourage us to make fun of and criticise our Rishis and Sanyasis.While they would be holding the Bible respectfully to their heads, encouraged by their teachings we would feel proud in kicking our own scriptures, the Ramayan and Gita. This is the history of the generations that preceded us and this is what we have learned from them. All this has caused a piercing pain in my heart. After my death people can come and see how many scars I bear on my chest due this pain and torture.

And these very cowardly and enslaved people think that they have a very scientific out-look. They say that the articles appearing in the magazine should have a scientific basis. They say that the scientific explanation of Mantra and Tantra should be given. Why only Mantra and Tantra, why not change the names of your parents? The relation of mother and father should also be given a new scientific basis. Without scientific basis can the world exist? Or is the past human history, when science was not developed, just a myth?

When I listen to their arguments and logic then I remember the words spoken by Lord Jesus two thousand years ago when he was being crucified. He had said - 0 God! Please forgive them for they know not what they are saying or doing.

Once the great Rishi Sushrut had said that a dry leaf flies in the direction in which the wind carries it. But a tree which is rooted deep in the ground might sway but it does pot get uprooted. Those who have no roots of their own, speak of being "open minded". What else can they say to hide their ignorance!

Ask any western scientist and he shall accept that the knowledge and techniques developed today are based on the knowledge of ancient India. Through the Indian system of knowledge, solutions to any problem can be found out. Anyone can tell that the Indian culture is totally different from the western. The western culture is not for all ages and cannot be universally accepted. On the other hand Indian philosophy suits all ages. This philosophy is just as relevant today as it was twenty thousand years ago. A famous western scientist once said to an Indian - When I see you running after western science and technology I pity you. You are wasting your money, time and energy in solving problems which are of the western society rather than of your society.

If you try to open a lock with a different key then not only shall you ruin the lock rather the key too shall get damaged. This is what we have been doing. We have tried to open the locks of our society with keys which do not belong to them. This is why for the past hundreds of years we have spoiled so many locks and keys.

We can do a lot. We do not need any certificate from anybody to prove our talents. We belong to a culture that is eternal. We need not accept high technology in our lives but we sure have to realise the truth that lies within. And this we can do only by being our own selves. We can instil totality in life only through Mantras, Yoga and Tantra. It is only through Sadhanas that we can purify the impure blood that runs in our veins. It is this pure blood that shall make a radiance of Indianness reflect on our faces. It is only then that our eyes shall be able to distinguish between right and wrong. It is only through these Sadhanas that we shall be able to realize the soul.

When this happens then we shall be able to realise our own true worth. Then 'we shall pick the pictures of our parents lying in dust and put them in the drawing room. Then we slialfbe able to realise the soul and have the divine glimpse of one's deity.

Then I shall be able to get some respite from the pain that I experience due to the. thorns that have pierced my feet and the torture that I have been through. This shall surely happen one day because I haye pledged to make you aware of the truth. And I am progressing on the path I have chosen and shall continue to do so till the last breath of my life.

- Revered Sadgurudev Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranandji

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Surya Vigyan Sadhana

NEAGTE THE INFLUENCE OF RAHU IN YOUR LIFE

According to the science of astrology the nine planets determine the course of life for a human. There can be no doubt that heavenly bodies do have an effect on one's life and even modern science is accepting this fact today.

Among these nine planets two planets Rahu and Ketu are called shadow planets because they are not actual planets. This is why their existence can be very confusing for the common man.

But still their effect on life is definite. And what more they are natural malefics with very strong influence on the natal chart.

Together they also form very negative combination called Kaal Sarpa Yoga in which all other planets are placed between these two planets. The presence of such a combination can make one lead a very ordinary life even though one might be very talented and skilled.

The effect of Rahu can lead to obstruction in life. Where life could have been smooth it is left turbulent and uncertain.

But this does not mean that one should fear this planet. Many people believe that the negative effect of Rahu is very dangerous and it cannot be remedied. But this is not true. Through Sadhanas this negative planet can easily be controlled.

Rahu being malefic in one's natal chart or the negative influence of Rahu in one's life actually denotes lack of spiritual energy in life. This leads to a situation where one is constantly faced by difficulties, obstacles and problems which one is not able to overcome.

The effect of Rahu cannot be negated by worshipping it. The only way is to increase one's spiritual power.

The significance of soul or spiritual power in sun. It is by imbibing the power of the sun that Rahu's negative influence can be best neutralised.

The negative influence of the shadow planet can manifest in many forms - enemies, failure in life, loss of respect, poverty disease and tension.

All these can be removed from one's life through the following Sadhana which is based on Surya Vigyan (the science of tapping the energy of sun).

On a Sunday try this ritual every morning when the sun is rising. Have bath and wear clothes which are either red or white. No other colour must be chosen. Then sit facing East on a red mat.

Cover wooden seat with a red cloth and in a copper plate place the Rahu Yantra. One need not light any incense or lamp for the Sadhana. All one needs to do is try the ritual with full devotion and concentration.

After this chant the following verse twenty one times.

Vedaahmetam Purusham Mahaant-maaditya-varnnam Tamasah Parastaat.
Tamev Viditvaati Mrityumeti Naanyah Vidhyate-yanaay.

Then chant 21 rounds of the following Mantra with Hakeek Rosary.

Om Hroum Aryamanne Namah Om

After the Sadhana drop the Yantra and rosary in a river or pond.
- Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Vigyan, April 2002

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sahasrar Chakra

Sahasrara Chakra is the abode of Lord Siva. This corresponds to Satya Loka. This is situated at the crown of the head. When Kundalini is united with Lord Siva at the Sahasrara Chakra, the Yogi enjoys the Supreme Bliss, Parama Ananda. When Kundalini is taken to this centre, the Yogi attains the superconscious state and the Highest Knowledge. He becomes a Brahmavidvarishtha or a full-blown Jnani.

The word Sahasradala-Padma denotes that this Padma has 1000 petals. That is, one thousand Yoga Nadis emanate from this centre. There are different opinions about the exact number of petals. It is quite sufficient if you know that innumerable Nadis proceed from this centre.

As in the case of other Chakras, the vibrations that are made by the Yoga Nadis are represented by the Sanskrit letters. All the 50 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet are repeated here again and again on all Yoga Nadis. This is a Sukshma centre. The corresponding centre in the physical body is in the brain.

The term “Shat-Chakras” refers only to the chief six Chakras, viz., Muladhara, Svadhishthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddha and Ajna. Above all these we have Sahasrara Chakra. This is the chief of all the Chakras. All the Chakras have their intimate connection with this centre. Hence this is not included as one among the Shat-Chakras. This is situated above all the
Chakras.


When the Kundalini is raised up to Sahasrara chakra, the illusion of individual self is dissolved. The yogi becomes realized, one with the cosmic principles that govern the entire universe within the body. He obtains all “siddhis”, powers, up to Soma Chakra, where he encounters Kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling cow within himself. He is a “siddha”, but has transcended the desire to manifest those wishes.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Diet for Kundalini Awakening

When the awakening of kundalini takes place it is important to have the correct diet, as food influences the mind and your nature. At the time of awakening, certain physiological changes occur in the body, particularly in the digestive system, and the digestive process is frequently disturbed, or hunger vanishes completely. Therefore, a kundalini aspirant has to be very careful about his diet.

Scientific observations have shown that the awakening of kundalini is generally accompanied by a state of nervous depression. The inner body temperature undergoes erratic changes and drops so much that it becomes much lower than the outer body temperature. Metabolism slows down and sometimes it even stops completely. Consumption of oxygen also falls. Therefore, when you are experiencing kundalini awakening your diet must be very light and easy to assimilate.

The best diet for a kundalini yogi is boiled food. Crushed wheat, barley, lentils and dal are excellent foods, particularly when they are in a liquid form. Fats and greasy foods should be avoided and protein should be kept to a minimum. This will take any strain off the liver, because when the mind undergoes a crisis, the liver is overtaxed.

It is good to increase the carbohydrates in your diet, eg. rice, wheat, maize, barley, potato, etc., because carbohydrates help to maintain the inner body temperature and they do not require much heat to digest. Eggs, chicken and other heavy foods do not produce much heat themselves, but they require heat for digestion.

The yogic diet is macrobiotic, it is simple, plain and relatively bland. From time to time, fruits and roots can also be taken, but they are not essential.

There are certain foods which are not meant for the human body at all. If you analyze your digestive and salivary secretions and the durability of the mucus membranes in the alimentary canal, you will find that they are not really meant for digesting meat and uncooked foods.

The food we eat is not merely to satisfy our taste. Every food item has an essence in it, and in yoga we call this sattva. Sattva means the ultimate essence of food, but please do not mistake this for vitamins or minerals. Sattva is the more subtle form of food. When you eat for the sake of taste or enjoyment, instead of attaining the sattva you only get the gross things. That is why the yogis and saints of all traditions have always lived on the minimum possible food during periods of sadhana.

When we overeat we create a burden for the digestive system, and when the digestive system is overburdened we are unable to extract the sattva from the food. Sattva is a substance which nourishes the thoughts and nervous system. When the thoughts are fed with sattva they are more refined and pure, and one is able to live in higher consciousness. Therefore, it is beneficial for a sadhaka to fast from time to time. When the body is kept light and pure it is far more capable of extracting the sattva from food.

In the diet for kundalini aspirants, condiments have a very important role to play. Condiments such as coriander, cumin seeds, tumeric, aniseed, black pepper, green pepper, cayenne, cloves, mustard seed, cardamom, cinnamon and so on are also called digestives as they aid digestion. These substances are not spices for taste; they are condiments which have the same properties as the enzymes in the body, and by helping to break down the food for digestion, they conserve vital energy and help to maintain the body's internal temperature.

Instead of cooking the food in your stomach, it is best to cook it properly in the pan. Five or six condiments should be added during cooking to liberate the enzymes and chemicals which enhance digestion. The combination of heat, condiments and enzymes breaks down the food into smaller and more basic components, thus making it easier to digest.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Dhoomavati Sadhana - Overcome all opposition


Anyone who tries to hinder your progress in life is an enemy. 

Much of one's energy and time is wasted in dealing with such adversaries. 

But there is a powerful Goddess whose divine grace can help one neutralise all opposition in without doing much!

The ancient text state that enemies can manifest in at least nine ways in one's life and make life truly difficult. Which are these nine foes?
  1. Those about whom one is sure that he or she is an avowed enemy.
  2. The hidden enemies about whom one is blissfully oblivious.
  3. Those who show that they are friends but might strike any time when one least expects them to. This could be a friend or even one's business or colleague.
  4. Debts too are counted as enemies as they stall one's progress and cast a shadow over one's progress and cast shadow over one's future.
  5. Poverty is the worst of all enemies because it prevents one from giving shape to one's plans. One might be intelligent, talented and skillful but it all might sum to nothing in absence of adequate resources.
  6. Disease is another foe that terribly affects the course of one's life. It not just makes one weak but also robs one of all enthusiasm.
  7. An uncooperative and un-understanding life partner is the worst bane of life. The unfavourable behaviour of one's life partner can just leave one struggling to survive in the society and family.
  8. Disobedient children too can make life virtual hell especially when they choose to take to the wrong path in life.
  9. Misfortune or unlucky stars are the worst enemies and can deny one all that one deserves in life.
The presence of even one of the above can make your life stink and stagnate. The ancient texts while enumerating these enemies have also suggested powerful means to remedy them. Can this truly be done?

When we talk of overcoming all opposition we do not mean destroying anyone. The aim rather is to instill a divine power, a strength, a determination, a force into your persona so that you could face all challenges without flinching. The aim is to make your enemies tremble with fear when they think of you, make your partners shirk from trying any dishonest ways and your family members to respect you and listen to your words of guidance.

There are several Sadhana's for overcoming enemies in life but the most potent is the Sadhana of Goddess Dhumavati. Because the powerful deity not just takes care of enemies in human form but also the threat of disease, poverty, debts, loss of job and ill fate.

This is truly amazing Sadhana which should be tried on any Thursday of the dark fortnight. In the night after 10pm have a bath a wear clean red clothes. Make a mark with vermilion on the forehead. Sit on a red mat facing South. Cover a wooden seat with red cloth. Bath the Dhoomavati Yantra with water and wipe it dry. Make a mark on it with vermilion and rice grains, flowers on the picture of the Guru and chant one round of Guru Mantra.

Then take water in the right palm and speak out thus - I (speak your name) am trying this Sadhana for riddance from all enemies.

If you have a particular problem speak it out. Then let the water flow to the floor. The chant eleven rounds of following Mantra with red crystal rosary.

Dhoom Dhoom Dhoomavati Thah Thah

After the Sadhana chant one more round of Guru Mantra and pray to the Guru to bless you. After Sadhana drop the Yantra and rosary in a river or pond.
- Feb 2004, Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Vigyan Magazine

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Problems and God

Two men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman, the other wasn't.

Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back.

The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish. "Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?" he asked.

The inexperienced fisherman replied, "I only have a small frying pan."

Sometimes, like that fisherman, we throw back the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us. Our faith is too small.

We laugh at that fisherman who didn't figure out that all he needed was a bigger frying pan, yet how ready are we to increase the size of our faith?

Whether it's a problem or a possibility, God will never give you anything bigger than you can handle. That means we can confidently walk into anything God brings our way.

REMEMBER:
Stop telling God you've got big problems.
Tell your problems you've got a BIG GOD!

As long as we think of problems as problems…they will be just that….PROBLEMS, however if we start seeing problems as opportunities to succeed, the problems start disappearing on their own. When Arjuna was fighting Kaurava’s in Kurukshetra, it was basically because Lord Krishna was with him and his main motivation factor. Similarly, Our Gurudev is always with us to help us fight problems, all we really need is to stand on our own to fight the problem and call out from our heart and He will be there. In March ’09 MTYV, Gurudev has mentioned that becoming a Karma yogi is important to succeed in life. People who just sit on the god's grace will achieve nothing.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

MANTRA YOGA SADHANA

Mantra Yoga is an exact science. “Mananat trayate iti mantrah”—by the Manana (constant thinking or recollection) of which one is released from the round of births and deaths, is Mantra.

Every Mantra has a Rishi who gave it to the world; a Mantra, a Devata, the Bija or seed which gives it a special power, the Shakti and the Kilakam or the pillar.

A Mantra is Divinity. Mantra and its presiding Devata are one. The Mantra itself is Devata. Mantra is divine power, Daivi Sakti, manifesting in a sound body. Constant repetition of a Mantra with faith, devotion and purity augments the Shakti or power of the aspirant, purifies and awakens the Mantra Chaitanya latent in the Mantra and bestows on the Sadhaka Mantra Siddhi, illumination, freedom, peace, eternal bliss, immortality.

By constant repetition of the Mantra the Sadhaka imbibes the virtues and power of the Deity that presides over the Mantra. Repetition of Surya Mantra bestows health, long life, vigour, vitality, Tejas or brilliance. It removes all diseases of the body and the diseases of the eye. No enemy can do any harm. Repetition of Aditya-hridayam in the early morning, is highly beneficial. Lord Rama conquered Ravana through the  repetition of Aditya-hridayam imparted by Agastya Rishi.

Mantras are in the form of praise and appeal to the deities, craving for help and mercy. Some Mantras control and command the evil spirits. Rhythmical vibrations of sound give rise to forms.Recitation of Mantras gives rise to the formation of the particular figure of the deity.

Repetition of Sarasvati Mantra OM Sarasvatyai Namah will bestow on you wisdom and good intelligence. You will get inspiration and compose poems. Repetition of ‘Om Sri Mahalakshmyai Namah’ will confer wealth and remove poverty. Ganesha Mantra will remove any obstacle in any undertaking. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will remove accidents, incurable diseases and bestow long life and immortality. It is a Moksha Mantra too.

Repetition of Subramanya Matra ‘Om Saravanabhavaya Namah’ will give you success in any undertaking and make you glorious. It will drive off the evil influences and evil spirits. Repetition of Sri Hanuman Mantra, ‘Om Hanumanthaya Namah’ will bestow victory and strength.

Repetition of Panchakshara and Shodasakshara (Sri Vidya) will give you whatever you want. You must learn this Vidya from a Guru alone.

Repetition of Gayatri or Pranava, ‘Om Namah Sivaya’, ‘Om Namo Narayanaya’, ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’, one and a quarter lakh of times with Bhava, faith and devotion will confer on you Mantra Siddhi.

‘Om’, ‘Soham’, ‘Sivoham’, ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ are Moksha Mantras. They will help you to attain Self-realisation. ‘Om Sri Ramaya Namah’, ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ are Saguna Mantras which will enable you to attain Saguna realisation first and then Nirguna realisation in the end. 


Mantra for curing scorpion stings and cobra bites should be repeated on eclipse days for getting Mantra Siddhi quickly. You should stand in water and repeat Mantras. This is more powerful and effective. These can be recited on ordinary days also for attaining Mantra Siddhi.

Mantra Siddhi for curing scorpion sting, cobra bites, etc., can be attained within 40 days. Repeat the Mantra with faith and devotion regularly. Have a sitting in the early morning after taking bath. Observe Brahmacharya and live on milk and fruits for 40 days or take restricted diet.

Chronic diseases can be cured by Mantras. Chanting of Mantras generate potent spiritual waves or divine vibrations. They penetrate the physical and astral bodies of the patients and remove the root causes of  sufferings. They fill the cells with pure Sattva or divine energy. They destroy the microbes and vivify the cells and tissues. They are best, most potent antiseptics and germicides. They are more potent than ultra-violet rays or Rountgen rays.

Mantra Siddhi should not be misused for the destruction of others. Those who misuse Mantra power for destroying others are themselves destroyed in the end.

Those who utilise Mantra power in curing snake bites, scorpion stings and chronic diseases should not accept any kind of presents or money. They must be absolutely unselfish. They should not accept even fruits or clothes. They will lose the power if they utilise the power for selfish purposes. If they are absolutely unselfish, if they serve humanity with Sarvatma Bhava, their power will increase through the grace of the Lord.

He who has attained Mantra Siddhi can cure cobra bite or scorpion sting or any chronic disease by a mere touch on the affected part. When a man is bitten by a cobra a telegram is sent to the Mantra Siddha. The Mantra Siddha recites the Mantra and the man who is bitten by a cobra is cured. What a grand marvel! Does this not prove the tremendous power of Mantra?

Get the Mantra initiation from your Guru or pray to your Ishta Devata and start doing Japa of the particular Mantra, if you find it difficult to get a Guru.

May you all become Mantra Yogis with Mantra Siddhi! May you all become real benefactors of the world by becoming divine healers through Mantra cure! May Mantra-Cure, divine healing centres be started all over the world!

- Sri Swami Sivananda

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I leave wonderful dreams for you!

I have sown seeds of joy!
I leave wonderful dreams for you!
For you are fragrant flowers and spring!


To sow the seed of joy!

My whole life i have kept sowing seeds of true joy in the hearts of my disciples. Many tried to asses the worth of these seeds. Some thought that through these seeds they would be able to fulfil all their wishes and in this hope they kept raising their hopes sky high, they went on wishing for more and more. Very few realised that the seeds that Gurudev has given us are meant to be sown in the heart. They realised that the divine expeinces which they have had through the Guru are to be treasured and enjoyed.

They realised that real aim of life is not to wonder about meaninglessly. They realised th true joy is in the words of Gurudev and in his thoughts. These disciples have assumed big duties in life and ever remain immersed in an ocean of joy. They work selflessly. They are fully devoted and they never think they are giving or taking anything.

It is still not too late. A feeling of purity and sacredness has started to emerge from within. The society had filled you with the garbage of useless wishes, hopes, thoughts and feeling. In such a corrupted medium the seeds of love cannot germinate.

First you shall have to get rid of all garbage. You shall have to create a state of pure thoughtless mind. When this happens all paths to the highest state shall by themselves open up before you.

I gift you dreams!

Dear disciples! I won't burden you with my experiences in this world. I do not want you to experience the pain that I have. I wish to give you joy that you can experience. I wish you to have spiritual experices that I have had. I wish these experinces to be permanently etched in your heart. I wish that you could gift these experiences to others. I am not asking you to leave your family life.

I wish to change your outlook of life so that your thoughts could be concentrated on the goal of attaining to true joy in life. I wish you to feel free and laugh heartily. I wish a joyous smile could play on your lips. I wish you could enjoy each moment in life.

I wish you could know what is the essence of life. I wish you could lead life according to your own wishes. Only then shall my efforts bear fruit. I am not asking you to break the rules of society or become completely overwhelmed by them. All I wish is that you should make each moment of this life, gifted by the Lord, worthwhile. I wish that you should not spend your life only in tasks which might well bring material comforts but no joy.

People shall try to hurt you. But do not get perturbed. When you have decided at heart and not with your mind then just go on travelling on this path singing, laughing, smiling, dancing like Meera.


Lots to do still!

The work that we have started has yet to expand a lot. Many people shall come and join this movement. Millions shall stop wandering and find the right path. Meditation and Yoga centers shall be set up. People shall sit together and have divine experiences.

This process has already begun. All are devoted to this task. Everyone understands his duty well. But there sure are very few disciples who are fully devoted and who understand their responsibilities.

I am asking you to look within and try to analyse your thoughts. Look into your heart and soul and not in your mind and then you shall see that I eagerly wait to take you in my arms.

- Yours, Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimali

Sunday, February 22, 2009

HEALTH THROUGH SADHANAS - Part II

Feel perfectly thus

Diseases and ailments have afflicted everyone today and there is no one who has no physical complaint. Every person, child, old man, woman and youth is afflicted by some problem or the other.

To get rid of the problems they pop in several capsules and tablets daily or drink strange potions. Just think when the youth today are so weak what shall become of the future generations? They shall never be free of ailments.

There must be some way out of this situation. And this way is spiritual - based on Mantras. In the past Havans or Yagnas were a common feature in all homes ad due to the oblations made in the holy fire the atmosphere of the house used to remain pure and sacred.

That is why people used to live longer and healthier. But as man became more materialistic and lured by comforts he became easy prey to diseases. today finding a perfectly healthy human being is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Would you not like to be perfectly healthy? If you wish to, then this is the Sadhana for you.

In a plate place a Nagarjun and worship it by offering flowers and rice grains. then keeping your gaze fixed on it chant the following mantra 31 times.

Om Namo Bhagwate Aarogyam Dehi Om Namah

Do this regularly for seven days. After seven days drop the Nagarjun in a river or pond.

Pain in the feet

As one ages the legs become weak, the bones become hard and the muscles get atrophied due to which a person finds it difficult to even walk about. If you suffer from some such problem then this is wonderful ritual to remedy it.

On any Wednesday cover a wooden seat with red cloth. With Masoor Dal (lentils) draw eight squares. In the centre of each square plate a betel nut. Before the squares place a Kritvaa Gutika.

Offer vermilion, flowers and rice grains. Light incense and the seated in a comfortable posture chant the following Mantra 21 times.
Om Hreem Om

Do this regularly for nine days. After that drop the Kritva Gutika in a river or pond.

'April' 2001 Mantra-Tantra-Yantra Vigyan Magazine