This blog is written in seven segments. Segment –A titled Celebrate Life was written from May ’08 to May ’09. It is of preparatory level for spiritual preparedness. Segment -B The Door to Heaven from Aug’09 to Aug’10.You might find topics dealt with in seg-B more advanced and you may please use seg-A as a reference point to get a better understanding.
Segment- C which has a title Life Sacred and began on 1st Sept ‘2010 on Krishna Jayanti or Janamashtmi is a spiritual travelogue and has glimpses of Mt. Kailash and Mansarovar pilgrimage. For those of you who wish to go on this pilgrimage, refer to this excellent blog also. The last post in this segment was on 10th of Sept’11 titled ‘Why is it mandatory to have a Divine GuruI & II?’
Segment D ‘Our lost rich heritage’ began on 10.11.11 and it deals with current global situation of environment degradation and deteriorating world affairs. Although these lingering issues are being dealt with by many agencies and individuals on different levels all across the globe, however, a new and different approach has to be undertaken because there is a yawning gap between the alarming rate at which we are using the natural resources and the rate at which we are restoring the environment and hence undermining the impact of a slow catastrophe which can have on the quality of our lives now and in future.
To sustain every living being, to enhance the quality of our lives and to ensure that there are no wars and conflicts in sharing our resources, our one planet, our one Universe, His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji is currently resolving these intricate issues by enlightening us about our past heritage. And not only this, he is also illuminating individual souls to look into these current issues from spiritual perspective and divine outlook also. If a group of a few people who are spiritual and dedicated embark on a crusade to contribute towards the restoration of our environment, our rich heritage of glorious past civilizations all over the world; the contribution of such people will be so rich in quality and quantity! A definite shift, a positive tilt will be initiated towards changing the wheel of time if we make the right changes in this direction when a new era of peace, harmony, stability, abundance and prosperity for all shall usher globally.
Segment E called the New Life, New Light was initiated on 10.10.12 and deals with theme of soul and how to find it. It is my suggestion that before you get started , please visit the Index page to get an overview of the blog.
Two new segments F & G titled ‘God Within’ began on 14.12.13 and is underway. These posts mostly contain the higher knowledge given by the ancient sages, now Nitya Jyot, who lived millions of years ago and are absolutely unknown to us. The spiritual knowledge that they are bestowing on us now is tried and tested and we cannot go wrong on our path because of their guidance astrally.
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My dear revered readers and blog followers. As is apparent to you, the number of posts on WordPress are decreasing and the number of posts on Fb are regularly published since many weeks now.
Also from July 27th, just after the post of Guru Poornima day, there are frequent and serial posts of selected abstract, devotional songs of Kabir, Guru Gorakhnath and a few others apart from Shabad (shabd or words) of Guru Nanak on Fb. Many of you may be aware while the new readers may not be conscious about the development. So please spare some time to find out about them because all posts are interconnected, be they on Fb or WP. My suggestion is that you read them in a sequence. Once done, on a relaxed day read all of them one by one in order to know the inter connection and things shall fall in place for you. You will in this way make some resolutions also. (Kindly refer to my reply to Pulkit in the comment box too)
Since Guru Poornima Day on 19.07.16 I have not posted anything on Spiriitnlife blog. The reasons are two-more posts on Fb and some important jobs to accomplish on domestic front. Nonetheless, teaching from my side is going on irrespective of what the current scenario is.
Dear Rajeev, Farha and Midhun as well as so many of you. I feel totally compelled to speak to you on this occasion not through the comment box but via a complete post. Thank you so much for taking out time for yourself and staying in touch with me irrespective of whether I replied to you or not.
Before I write more, let me address one issue. It has come to my notice that the readership of this blog has spiked like never before. I would like to believe that there are many new readers mainly from India and that too from New Delhi, U.P and Haryana and as expected some time ago, the ripple effect has started. There could be some other reason also for the rapid increase in the stats of the blog,some commercial site must be using the blog for some reason.This new development will be thwarted and tackled soon. It was anticipated some months back and there is no element of surprise.
However, as the readers get more in number, I would like to inform you that no where will you find such exquisite spiritual matter to study and read and follow it in your life with so much ease. So it is my humble request that you may please inform me about yourself so that I can monitor your progress and development. Even Fb posts are very important as both the platforms are interlinked, be it WordPress or Fb. All the posts are guiding by the sacred Gurus and Avatars, nothing is mine.
You need to focus more on your own self and seek help and guidance. Merely reading the posts won’t take you too far. You may write to me on email@example.com and get started to complete your goal in quickest time.
you shall find the audios about my talk in Katargama and Pune Workshop respectively. New readers may take help from these audios and get connected with me through mail and also with the rest of us through Workshops at a later stage.
The increased traffic on the blog has brought many followers and devotees of Shri Mahavatar Babaji on the surface. A few persons informed me but have not been consistent after that. However, kindly note that a lot of personal attention, familiarity and grooming is required by the Master for you to advance further without which you shall not be able to go into depths of your mind. Many unknown, hidden secrets are to be cracked before you really master yourself completely. Firstly, subjugating the mind and then harnessing it thoroughly is a prerequisite to know the Self and getting over the impact of innumerable prior actions of uncountable lives. This is no mean task.
The message of the Holy Gurus at this juncture is-Raise your consciousness, Raise your consciousness, Raise your consciousness!
What is my method of imparting spiritual knowledge and how will you become a worthy recipient or receiver under my tutelage?
First of all, you must have sufficient allowance or balance of very good or good deeds accumulated over many lives with you.
Distance does not matter. In this Universe, there are three powerful powers or shaktis that humans are endowed with and are not aware of unfortunately. My blog speaks of that in great deal and it will constantly resonate about them even now. They are Ichcha Shakti,
Sankalpa Shakti and Kriya Shakti- the power to will, think and act. I am resorting to these unseen yet tangible powers and not using the physical domain or physical world by meeting, talking or seeing you.
Kindly go back to them. Swami Kartikeyan and Swami Shivanandji are paramount powers and experts on this subject, please acknowledge their presence in your life to get initiated.
In a quiet mental state of mine, I can visualize you and through mind power, it is possible to know, read and decipher your floating vibrations. This is Sankalpa Shakti. The power of your thoughts will determine how fast you will progress so learn and practice calmness and meditate more and get into deeper realms of your own being as well as the world of the Divine where we all are connected and are one.
Many devices may be connected to one router; similarly, many seekers can connect to the Universal Mind of the Holy Masters. I receive Light and Energy constantly from God and my Holy Masters. There is no dearth of the all pervading, all powerful Energy prevalent all the time any where. You may also join this inter and intra-connection and networking if you are to quieten your mind and try being very still even for a short while whenever possible.
The seeker or aspirant’s own will power and ichcha shakti is most essential. If your mind is connected to mine or the other Gurus, you shall constantly be nourished and you will find a tangible progress in your spiritual domain and your consciousness will rise. In earlier days in the midst of a serene, quiet atmosphere in nature., the Guru and shishya were able to connect consistently via this method and not through mere direct interaction It is possible in modern, urban setting also if you may be able to be more and more peaceful and become powerful by using your own hidden powers of mind.
Moreover, if you have understood this method and wish to apply it in your life, then the power to act and pursue will be enacted upon. That is Kriya Shakti or the power to act or perform or sustain yourself till you reach your goal. Kriya Shakti can be mental also- thinking, absorbing, analyzing, reasoning, determining and concluding and resolving are all mental powers. A good seeker will obviously enhance them and then also act accordingly to achieve the perfect goals to become Perfect. The power is enhanced with the grace of the Gurus if the seeker is a genuine one……
Please Note- Today there is a simultaneous post on Fb also along with this one-How to connect your mind while doing your daily duties with the Universal Mind of your Holy Master? They both are inter connected and you must deal with it as if it is a continuing post although mediums are different. Thanks.
This post is a very spontaneous one. I wish to use minimum words, words I have resorted to many before; today but it is my heart that weeps since words are not many in my heart now and they seem to be disturbing my inner peace where I have installed him and worship him in that sacred altar without fail each single night or day!
I have worshipped you like this many lives earlier but this time you wish that I tell the world that there is such a beautiful, sacred bond between us that we now do not need to see each other’s face because our love has outgrown the terrestrial limitations.
Such divinity I feel for you that nothing has remained now but only divine love and peace and gratitude for which I shall always be grateful till eternity.
Words fail to emerge, yet I will do my duty today to disperse your glory and sanctity in the world. My heart softens and weeps because you are so selfless, sacred and holy and have made me so much like you- simple, holy and so, so very peaceful………
Dear all, on this auspicious day of Guru Poornima, I pay my humble tribute to my most revered Holy Master Shri Mahavatar Babaji, the great Himalayan yogi, without whose grace this blog, so full of brilliant divine light would never have been made for us. It is a great co-incidence that my extempore talk on 8th Blog Anniversary in Pune Workshop on 20th May 2016 is very valid today on this auspicious day. I had to introduce myself to the new guests and also my blog. I slowly took them step by step and it was recorded without any prior motivation. It is about my story, my journey with Shri Mahavatar Babaji so far and I explained the guests how Shri Mahavatar Babaji made me do my sadhana and made me ready to write these blog posts since so many years.
You will find many useful information maybe in the next sequel post as to-what is in this blog and how to read this blog after hearing this extempore talk on guru shishya parampara, the ancient tradition of teacher disciple relationship and will realize how sacred this holy bond is…..
Hari Om Tat Sat! Hari Om Tat Sat! Hari Om Tat Sat!
Today is a very special day for us. 20th May is the eighth anniversary of Spiritinlife weblog.
This is a delicate post, it is extremely detailed and extended too. It is regarding the immense thought and mind powers the ancient Indian sages possessed and how we can also acquire them to a great degree by syncing our mind with their will or intent by developing our intuition power through silencing and calming our minds by meditating regularly. Your immense patience, sufficient time and one pointed attention is a compulsory requirement for getting to the core of this exclusive post.
One humble request to you-kindly send no responses on email or short messages on phone regarding this post and other upcoming ones on the blog henceforth.
All the comments, questions & answers and inquiries should be made on the blog post itself. They should be discussed and explained in abundant length many times until you are assured of the content’s thorough incorporation. Thanks.
This landmark blog-post has at last arrived. It was very much awaited and has taken immense perseverance, time and energy and has filled me up with both- great upsurges and gentle gushes of joy, thrill and many surprises as it was taking too long to be approved and validated by revered Shri Bogarnatharji and other celestial sages, our revered Masters. I have worked on this exceptional post untiringly for several days and was pondering where it will go or turn after all. Initially, there were just 3 parts in it-A, B and C. However, on 13th May I was absolutely still in my demeanour and was reading the page of ‘In search of Ultimate Peace-III’ very intently after which deep calmness and quietness of the afternoon pushed me into extremely fascinating conversation with Shri Bogarnatharji.
I could comprehend what he spoke to me on that today is without any doubt an extension of our exchange of words which took place two years back and are documented in the same post. It was his wish that I make a fourth division of this marathon post and place on record our conversation of 13.05.16 afternoon even if the number of words exceed 12,000 plus! Hence this post has 4 parts-A,B,C and D now; the last section has my chronicled excessively useful, direct telepathic conversation between him and me. Therefore, it is mandatory for all of you to read the above said post.
Part A as you can see is the preface without which your traversing on this long track would be confusing and self-defeating. A start up and preface will take you gently in the flow and depth of this exclusive post.
This blog post is altered and unlike others. Today is the first time I am adding audios on the blog. They come in Part B. Prior to that, I had put up a few videos made out from the blogpost’s paragraphs. A change in the pattern of presentation was essentially waiting to take place any time since there are so many posts and so much has to be read by the readers. I am sure this new addition with audios in the post, which is last in series about the pilgrimage undertaken to Sri Lanka by us of late, will help you to enhance your absorption and understanding abilities of its grave content and wideness of subject. Many of previous posts are linked and if connected well with each other by you, it will definitely give you the most wonderful results.
This post was not premeditated; adding audios on the blog was very spontaneous. Audio recording was done on a trial basis. For the first time I allowed my lectures to be recorded for a few people on this pilgrimage. However, as I began to speak there, the amplified dynamic spiritual vibrations prevailing in the place influenced me and I felt a powerful current overpowering my perennial self-restrain. The up welling of our gentle synergy goaded me to share my indwelling, dormant spiritual knowledge full of powerful eternal principles, codes and philosophies with the audience. The restrain seemed too frail to win then. Instant surrender was the call of the hour and I took it as my devotion and small offering to the Divine.
There have been very few posts in recent times; this post will make up for the vacuum. Out of the 4 parts, Part C is the background and my commentary which will help you to navigate easily and connect to the elaborate explanation which this post requires. This post was created to listen to the audios but without my commentary and references and lengthy explanations, the objective would not have been met.
Here I would like to recall what Swami Kartikeyan had told me some time back in my late night meditation.
“My graceful and supple times with none other than His Holiness Shri Swami Kartikeyan Swami on this fateful day was a true blessing. My lifelong urge and keen interest in understanding the covert, underlying unlimited powers of our dynamic and untapped thoughts were brought to the fore and expounded in great depth with perfect acumen by revered Swamiji. My unflagging craving to learn more from these celestial Masters was partially satiated and appeased in my meditation on 18.02.15 morning and thereafter in the approaching days too, when he was overly gracious to teach me these following mysterious, unapproachable and unknown facts and principles of thought power. And it was on this promising day that for the first time he disclosed to me so kindly something personal about himself; it was about his undisclosed personality and special qualities that he is still retaining till this day. He revealed to me what his area of specialty was. He had perfected all the hidden and unknown power of thoughts with the kind grace of omnipresent God! He has infinitely powerful thoughts in his individual presence and he calls this quality-Sankalpa Shakti, the power of materializing one’s thoughts.”
Swami Kartikeyan and Swami Shivanandji who are constantly in alignment in mentoring and tutoring me day and night are quite similar in some ways as per my constant mental association and my own obervation of them. They both have mastered the subject of mind control. Therefore, it does not come as any surprise that as we were going towards Katargama in the bus, the same subject cropped up naturally. When the gentle divine energies of the place overpowered me in the bus to make me let go of my perennial restrain, I quickly gave in since I knew that Swami Kartikeyan and Swami Shivanandji are in unison and they want me to explain in detail about the nature of our mind-the makeup and structure of our mind, its modus operandi and characteristics which were well researched long time back and the holy ancient scriptures backed me up.
Relevant quotes again from Swami Shivananda’s book- Thought Power to explain further.
3 Audios –
1.Explanations in Bus
2.Talk in the morning at the temple
3.Morning talks on the hotel room patio
During the Bangalore Workshop that I held in December of 2015, I had reiterated several times to the participants mainly to Paripurna, a few very pertinent points to follow. It was–Do not allow your mind to scatter; be in control of it. Keep your mind always in tune with the Universal Mind of the Guru. If it scatters, bring it back to its center and take it inwards.
I remembered about this given specified advice. In Sri Lanka, I ensured to reinforce it several times until the learners thoroughly understood the fact that the mind really wanders.
On 10th March 2016, we were on our journey between Colombo and Katargama in a bus. I explained a few paragraphs on mind and thought power from a book “Lord Shanmukha and His worship” by Swami Shivanandji brought by one of us. We also had a few posts on thought power on Facebook in the month of Dec 2015; it was titled ‘Rishikesh trip’, dated 15th Dec’15. I elaborated on that further during the journey.
I had expressed and commented that-
Our mind is a vibration in the Cosmos.
The mind is made of Consciousness of Spirit, it is a part of God.
The mind is fluid, which means it does not stay and station in one place. Like wind, it moves from one place to another.
Mind is nothing in itself. It demands and needs a substratum, a support on which it can rest and thrive on. The support or feed it takes from are our thoughts of sansara or world. Atma is thoughtless.
The sansara or the world is reflected in us because of our own ego and desires.
The mind has the power to delude us. Delusion is caused by ego and desires which perceive the transitory world in different manners.
Senses delude us, desires delude us and our ego deludes us.
To my satisfaction, Paripurna remembered everything what I had explained to him in Bangalore and like a good disciple, he asked me the next obvious question in Katargama temple on 10th March-“Ma, how to always stay merged with the mind of the Guru?”
I nodded and gestured to kindly wait since such delicate and complicated topics of discussion cannot be discovered and explained in a dash and haste by anyone. I therefore, availed the next most appropriate opportunity, the morning of 11th March and continued from that point. My lecture on that question is recorded in the audio with the title ‘Morning talks on the hotel room patio’. It is mostly in Hindi. For the convenience of all the readers of other countries, Part C has been made to reproduce that important portion in English to facilitate access to the Hindi version.
Translation from Hindi to English of the audios of 11th March 2016, 7:00 a.m. lecture
Me-“Nazma, what did you pick up my child?”
She looked at me as if she wanted to only absorb the whole atmosphere, listen, and felt no need to speak something.
Me -“Okay take your time.”
Arun -“We have to be very careful in terms of ego. Until you reach God, you should not get any type of egoistic thoughts, you should be very careful. That is the main pickup.”
Me -“I’ll elaborate on this, first you all say then I’ll elaborate more, you should know more about it.”
Me – “Paripurna, what did you pick up last night?”
Paripurna -“So many things Ma. We started and talked about mann, the mind, and its behaviour. And that it is a tarang, wave, vibration, It’s a part of the Lord only, Eeshwar ka hi ansh hai. It needs some aadhar, support, and we should consciously bring the mind towards where we want, inwards. One thing is, dispassion we have to bring in our life. It (mind) keeps going out, but bring it back, bring it back.”
Me -“Arun, there is an answer for you inside.”
Paripurna -“That’s how you will be connected with your Guru. There were many questions, but you explained about everyone, different improvements each one of us need to make. Also, you have made us cautious, we should be careful of our egoistic mind which will keep coming back. So, we have to be alert. Our journey has just begun, we are just a small child in this path.”
Me -“How much protection that tree has got? (Referring to the sapling of banyan tree near Babaji’s temple)
We are all saplings, anybody can rout us, and anybody can eat us up, any kind of Maya. What we recite in Durga Saptashati – Dakini shakini… that dakini shakini (negative forces, the demonic entities) are inside us. Our own negative qualities can destroy us.
See, when I met you in Bangalore I found out exactly what your state of mind is and then I corrected you and you’ve taken it very well. And this is how we should all take (criticism). If I correct you take it with a pinch of salt, don’t feel uncomfortable about it. Unless I correct you, you won’t know. When I am saying that the jeevatma (individual soul) sleeps a lot, what sleeps? Why do we sleep? Because our vikars (negative deeds from past) are so many and we are living with those vikars, shortcomings and we are not changing. Now suppose that I am wearing a small locket in my chain, and it slides and falls at the back of my neck during sleep, and in the morning when I wake up I start searching for it. I for a moment am afraid that I have lost my locket, but it is right here. It has only slipped and gone behind and I feel that I have lost my locket. This supposition and assumption can be used for our own Atma or Self also.
There are two ways to explain this: Our Atman is always with us, but we cannot see it, it is like “gone behind” (hidden from sight). Other is that our vikars shortcomings are always with us, but we cannot see, because we do not have the eyes to see.
If you allow your mind to scatter, it is very dangerous. If a small child is with us, we will not allow the child to play all over except within a boundary since it is safe. So that mother can keep an eye on the child.
Why does the mother say, “Mere aankh ke niche raho” (be within my sight)? Because, the child may fall, there are many kind of dangers around a small child. And remember, we maybe aging in our bodies, but we are new babies, saplings in Souls. This is actually the first time that you’re getting seriously into the business of self-development, you will not come to know anything. You all were so raw, unfinished or unpolished. Whoever comes to me is unpolished. I am hinting at in not only etiquette and manners regarding Guru, but also otherwise.
We are very smart and clever in Maya, in this world but this subject is entirely different. You may be a total success there (in worldly things), whoever comes is a total failure here (in spirituality). Because, this subject they have never pursued. It is like chiseling, like Kabir-ji’s doha, couplet which goes something like this “niche support diya hai, aur upar se marta hai”. (Like how a potter, supports a pot from below while simultaneously beating it from the top to make it strong). Similarly, what does a Guru do? Guru supports from below and hits from the top to chisel out the errors. If the pot is not supported from below it will break from the beatings on the top.
However, the work on you has begun now. You all have begun together yet slowly you will see you all are on different paths you are not together as everyone’s pace, background, grasping power is different.
Morning is the best time to introspect. Never allow your mind to scatter. Point number one. Bring it back. This is vairagya (dispassion). Wherever you feel you are unnecessarily thinking about something, remove your mind from there. Of course, you will think, decide, but once done, keep it aside. Or we talk a lot, or know a lot of what is happening around us- knowing too many details about too many people, family politics, etc. Keep away from this, it is for the world let others manage this, you stay away from all this.”
The previous day I had brought some points into focus for Rashmi regarding her areas of improvements. It was about mind control. She also participated in this meeting and said,
Rashmi-“After you mentioned about being introverted yesterday, I thought about that before going to sleep. First, when we went to Pondicherry, you removed my errors. After that, sometimes there used to be ups and downs in the stability of my mind. Since yesterday, after you mentioned this it feels as if I have had a new birth and I will try as much as possible to keep my mind steady and practice introspection.”
Me-“The meaning of making your senses introverted is that our eyes look outwards; if anybody had heard yesterday, I had explained Paripurna while we were walking that we have five senses. What is the body? Kabirji has called it a cage, and what is the description of this cage? That it has five gates. Gates means senses. When we leave our body at death, our life force, according to our consciousness leaves from one of these five senses. For an ordinary person the highest possible level is from the eyes. Only for a yogi does it leave from the Brahmarandra (hole in the tip of crown chakra).
So, these are known as the five gates. Now you do your own homework to figure out what this is. I have told you what homework I did years ago, now you study about this subject, what are these five senses, what is their true use, purpose? God has informed us that these are gateways of knowledge. If you did not have eyes, would you be able to see?
There are five sense, one mind, and above the mind is the intellect. Shivanandji’s books are pure Vedantic. You will find it difficult. Take this basic foundation from me and understand it and then build-up further on that. You all have begun together yet slowly you will see you all are on different paths you are not together as everyone’s pace, background, grasping power is different.
When you will have the background you will be able to understand well. Everywhere including the Gita mentions this, because the fact is the same, fact is God has made us like this. And this is only written within the Indian scriptures nowhere else would you find this. Thus, for self-knowing (self-realization) nothing is better than Indian scriptures. Use these scriptures. It is not necessary that you know everything from such big books, but whatever you require for now,you extract that from these books. Books are a complete journey of the author- saint, what would you do with the whole journey right now? Extract the related information.
First the five senses, above these is the mind; the mind is superseded by the intellect. Above the intellect is the Soul. Soul is said to be the emperor, but if the souls sleeps, if the emperor sleeps then the empire will be in disarray. Since right now no one has the power of the guidance of the soul, so we are walking on the guidance of the mind. And if the mind has lost its way you are asleep, so don’t let the mind scatter. Go into the world to a certain extent but then come back and pull it back together quickly. Suppose, if I use my room it gets untidy. I should tidy it up quickly and not leave it for long or else it will become too much. Disseminate the mind a little, pull it back a little. Go into the world for a couple of steps, you will need to go, and you should go. And when you do go, give your 100%, as if this is the only reality, but outwardly, not from within. Don’t hand over your mind’s bridles to the world. How we bind an animal with a rope to a pole, how much can it wander? Similarly, subject your mind to tight bridle giving it little room to move around and then bring it back.
Keep the mind bound by the rope. (Pointing to someone) Like you have been active with YSS, and you have been instructed to meditate twice. Then do as told that is the rope of your mind. Nevertheless, it is not necessary that you all go to YSS and do the same thing, you can do this on your own accord. You create your own routine that you will take care of the mind twice a day. Once in the morning what and how do you want to do the things of the day? Ask how will I handle my day? We can anticipate this is going to happen, this could be the issue in the office. In this way the mind will be ready for the day. Of course, we don’t know exactly what will occur but we are at least mentally prepared. By this way, the mind will be in your control. Complete your worldly affairs but with care and control.
Then, when you return home in the evening take care of the mind again, close the day in a good manner. Help your mind understand for five to ten minutes. The mind is very well-behaved in the morning, like how it is at peace now. It is anyway going to be peaceful here; it is not going to wander even if you wish it to be so. Wherever our maya is, where our life is set, at that place the mind will play havoc. Practical tip for a saadhak (seeker):- At night, shake off the dirt from the mind. Before going to sleep do the accounting of your mind for sure. If something wrong has been done, be aware make sure you correct it. “I have made a mistake, so how can I correct this”, but no need to cry over it, be aware. Calamity has not struck! If error has happened, no problem, doesn’t matter. But correct it; at least for the next time you are prepared. You need to pull the mind in at night.
Thus, what will happen is that after days of such a practice the mind will not like to wander outwards and scatter itself. It will have practice. You will not need to keep telling a child not to go beyond a certain spot, the child will on its own go up to a safe distance and come back. Similarly, slowly collect all the maya of your mind that has been scattered around.
You should not take excessive pleasures out of the senses. Supposing we are looking at something with a lot of concentration, we are actually not judging it, we are consuming through our senses. We are giving our mind the permission to enjoy the pleasures of the object we are beholding. For example, a teenager is watching a young girl not knowing that all are observing him. What is the teenager doing, he is enjoying some sort of his own created maya and deriving pleasure from his own senses and not the girl. The girl is just a support for his mind to wander. Now I am getting very proper, exact, because unless you do not elevate yourself a little, you will not understand Shivanandaji’s books. The wise and the scholarly advise us to view the world with dispassion, so view it with detachment. If we look at or observe someone’s big house or car very intensely, then we are in reality taking pleasure from it through our desires.
There was a discussion yesterday, how we ended up taking so many births, and where does this complexity (of karma) arise? It occurs like this:-
At some point in some birth, a single wrong step might have been taken by us and that is all it takes. If a child has left the house or is lost then he or she is gone, now it is indefinite where he is. This is how our mind’s own illusion is created. Suppose, instead of turning left, we were to take a right on route to Katargama, then it would take a lot of time to come back on the correct route even though it might be the slightest variation, but it makes a huge difference and impact. Keep the mind in control by bringing it back to good thoughts and by remembering good talks heeded.
(The remedies were also given)
Now, we will bring about a few new changes in our practices. We will now do jaap (mantra chanting). I don’t expect to give deeksha (initiation) to you. Nowadays your Spirit is waking up it will tell you everything. If a thought comes to me for someone specific, I shall let you know. Choose any beads, rudraksh or sphatik crystal beads. If someone is new to chanting they can use the beads, if someone has very good practice, chant without the beads. The sound of the mantra will work at the deep levels of your mind. It will have an effect like acid, if something is really dirty we use acid while soap is ineffective.
If by cleaning something from the surface cannot be achieved then the problem is deep within. Similarly, our problems, although visible on the surface are actually in the deepest layers of our mind. For example, if I have trouble with my tummy and normal daily medication does not help it means the problem is something else, it is deeper than I can think. We have to go the root of the problem, for us the root or source of the problem is that our consciousness which is filled with ignorance. We have to remove that. You were asking me what to do. Now you can do your jaap chanting mentally. Every day you can’t be very serious about your meditation, sometimes the mind doesn’t even get hooked. Just do your Jaap. Listen to any bhajans, devotional music, sit properly and listen to those bhajans so attentively that they get imprinted in your mind. So, what would happen is, when you are driving your car you are actually singing that bhajan (devotional song). By doing this any obstacles or hindrances of the mind will be removed. The mind will be fixed for some time.
This is how we were getting involved (in the world of maya), all the time dealing with worldly things, these have left an impact, imprint within us. Then again, now we are staying outside the world and reducing the leftover impact. We sit here but our mind is thinking of something far away, bring it back. We look at someone and think “They have this, when will I get the same thing”. This is all maya, trap, don’t do that; don’t allow the mind to fritter so much. So by doing this practice slowly and steadily the internal cleaning will take place. I have told you, there are multiple layers within us. As more and more of these layers are removed then more of God’s Light will increase within you, that much more your consciousness will awaken. This is the method of awakening your consciousness- mind control and cleansing.
Now onwards we have many things to practice. Pranav (Om), when we get up in the morning we will very softly chant Om five to seven times. I haven’t devised any plans for this yet but we shall chant Om after this talk. Shivanandaji has also instructed you to do this, first chant the mantras, and meditate on Om, and then recite Om softly. I have also read the same information in some of his books.
In the beginning we all have or had lots of things to settle; our own selves, our families and all. Accordingly, first we settle everything, the externals. Now after settling everything or at least the mind is settled well now you do your sadhana (practice of discipline)”
Paripurna – “So Maa, if we have so many past karmas and desires by doing this jaap and seeing it (world) with dispassion, it will go away?
Me-“It will go easily, because these mantras were created during the meditation of the Rishis (sages) when they touched upon some very high frequencies of sound waves. Mantra like “Mahamritunjaya Mantra”, is very powerful. You can chant Gayatri Mantra as well.
Chaya – “May women also chant Gayatri mantra?
Me-“Of course, of course! The most powerful mantra is Gayatri mantra. The frequency of this mantra is very beneficial. And if someone is really interested and want to do things faster try chanting using sphatik crystal rosary and observe the impact.
Kiran – “Sphatik? Jaap on sphatik?”
Me-“You know what sphatik is? That white crystal people also call it reiki stone, but it is not. It is a crystal. In fact it is like a prism. It has got good amount of light inside and secondly its frequency is very high. Do one bead, one mantra. So, if there are 108 beads, you will recite Gayatri mantra 108 (times), you’ll at least do one round of 108 beads. Chanting is absorbing. It will also help you meditate and as your practice increases, you won’t be able to even complete 108 beads before you fall into meditation. This is a very good method or instrument to keep the mind concentrated.
Gayatri mantra is very powerful and second is Mahamrutunjaya Mantra. Mahamrutunjaya is chanted for a different reason, to realize our immortality. It is designed to help us get the fruit from the immortal tree. While Gayatri mantra is for illumination even if you do these two mantras, it is enough. And, if you ever need to make the mind peaceful there is a simple mantra – “Ram Ram Jai Shri Ram”. You can even listen to or internally chant “Ram Ram Jai Shri Ram” while working if you do not want the mind to wander. There are infinite mantras linked to Krishna. Anyway, all these mantras and chanting will have a deep effect on the interior mind level.
This will remove our ignorance. What is our ignorance? Ignorance means, unknowingly we have either tapped into or initiated lower or low class energies and ignited them. These energies are sthool – gross. These things (ignorance in our mind) can never be seen under a microscope, but can be seen with divine sight. If one touches something which is full of dirt some of it will also rub off to the person who is touching it. Conversely, what is God’s Law and what are we doing?
We are living our lives on ‘auto-pilot’; we are running our own lives. Because our mind desires very low level things thus we tap into very low level energies. Now the corresponding impact on our body is believe me, it is literally like you keep records for buying or selling items on a computer. We account for our own deeds.
What has God implemented in this auto-generating system? If you do something negative or positive, both are registered. Congruently, small dirt like specks get deposited on your mind near your heart and correspondingly another dot inside the spine if you have done a negative action and white dots if you gave done something positive. The registering of white or black dots are not visible to normal eyes but an accomplished seeker can see with paranormal eyes if God wishes. (Refer –The Process of Liberation ). This is accounting of God. Therefore, in this way the impact of our millions of actions done in all our lives is imprinted on us in our body and mann, mind. In addition, the weight of negative. However, you enjoy your sleep and feel light here. If your dirt is getting cleared in this place, of course you will feel lighter! As you are in good company you are feeling restored. If we have a gathering at home, then it is very difficult to talk with 15 people constantly. Such a good chemistry (synchronization of minds) does not happen. As there are energies depending on what is on the mind, dirt or light with sparks, it is perceptible. These energies get dissipated and rub-off to people around. Sometimes when you are sitting with someone then you complain that you have a headache or are not feeling too good. What is this heaviness? It is the heaviness of the weight of his shadowy aura composed of waves coming out of these murky deposits.
I am explaining what we are. We (Gurus) are telling you now what the impact of mantras is. They help us to clear these dust particles. These mantras are of extremely high frequency. For example, there are many realms above and beyond Earth. In the scriptures only seven realms or seven chakras (energy centres) are disclosed, but there are many, many more than seven ***(For information more details and explanation given at a later stage below) As God did not want this disclosed to humanity, it was not disclosed but there are many. Anyway, an ordinary person is not even able to reach the seventh level and earlier humans were not able to read that much, so there was no point in describing beyond seven levels. Hence, God did not ever allow the Rishis to mention about the extending and prolongated stages of consciousness beyond level seven in the inspired and God-guided holy scriptures. You don’t realize neither would you ever be able to imagine the height of realms of our Gurus and Rishis, the excessively illuminated sages. Therefore, when some in the pasttouched very high frequency, then God instructed that Rishi to use certain sounds and syllables. These sounds and syllables form the mantras and tap into those higher frequencies. These frequencies wash the dirt from our mind near the heart and cleans the spine. This is the use of mantra and jaap.
Chaya-“Should we do the chanting loudly or internally?”
Me-“What is comfortable to you?
Me-“Then do it internally. If someone is having great difficulty to chant internally so that person will say loudly. Some people chant very loudly in our surroundings and it is annoying. Why should we disturb others? In any case the softer the sound, the higher the frequency.
Kanchana-“Maa, this Gayatri mantra, though I know the Gayatri mantra, I don’t understand the meaning. I have read it a number of times but the meaning does not register into my heart, into my mind. So because of that, even when I recite it after 5-6 times the mind just runs away, just wanders. But something simple like, Om Guru or Om Namaha Shivaya, then that is simple, even when working I am always chanting.”
Me-“That bhajan (devotional song) you sang in the bus, “Om Narayana Om”, repeat the same one. After some time, when you reach the stage of Gayatri mantra you can do the chanting of this mantra. Start with whatever you can, even “Ram Ram Jai Shri Ram” is also okay. Even a baby can chant “Ram Ram Jai Ram”, “Ram Ram Sita Ram”. It is simple. Why make very young children chant such long Gayatri mantra, even a child can chant “Ram Ram”. At least the child’s mind will be trained to repeat a mantra.”
Kiran-“Just a moment ago, you were saying because of our bad and good karma we have this dot like things on our heart and our spine. So does it happen when you do kriya (action) or the thought itself would imprint that?
(The question suggests whether we have to really do an action to reap negative results or even harbouring negative thoughts and intentions bring unfavourable consequences)
Me-“Both. But what is unknown to human is when (time) the seeds will become trees (seeds are karmas, actions and trees here signify the corresponding results of prior actions). That is the job of God. That we don’t know. We cannot control the consequences and the timing and the manner in which it will manifest. Only difference is like if you have become conscious – like you have become conscious now – then whatever is coming as a consequence good/bad together we take it well. That is why we have good days, bad days, happy times, and unhappy times. These are actually those seeds, the seeds of our past. But if we become conscious of the presence of God in and around us, and we concentrate on God a lot and we aspire, then the negative consequences have lesser impact. While the good ones have a very high impact more than we can manage. The illustration is right here, means, whatever of your ignorance had to be washed is being done. Kartikeyan Swamiji said to me about all before we arrived here, “Oh my dear, too much ignorance, too much ignorance! Come to me, I will take care, I will remove it.” So, a lot of things which might have been or going to be negative in future have already been washed by his grace. We will never have done it otherwise on our own. Moreover, even if it is about to happen the consequences will be very light of the negative actions because you are generating the new good karmas of making the effort.
God is noting that this child is now becoming a better baby. The child is now understanding that he should not to leave the parents and go on the run. Hold Mother’s hand and witness the world – that is safe. So many times I have conversed with God and I’ve asked so many things to God. How do You get pleased? What is it in us that you like? What are you really inside? God is giving me such unique answers.
(I wonder how many could connect to which portions of my posts on FB I was referring to that day. God has spoken ample times to me and directed me to write my dialogues with him. They are to be found in posts-
Then, you feel actually God is nothing but compassion, God is love. How did you forget Me, I created you, He said. If supposing today you leave me, won’t I feel bad? I am your Mother, I have given you so much love, and you are leaving me and going away. Then, think what must God be feeling? How did you forget Me? No matter how good and tempting God’s maya is, it is not even a speck of dust in comparison to God! Someday, when you go there when you realize God, then you will understand how beautiful God is – without any thing, shape, movement or action – just being there. What a lovely Power it is! There is so much Peace! Then your own love for the whole universe will expand. Then you will feel, what did I do? Why did I forget God? Also, when we are about to die, when we see what we have done then we feel really sad – what is this temporary world we wonder. However, this dispassion does not last long, and in the next life we forget again. God is saddened by this, that our dispassion is still not steadfast. In each of our many births, we increase our understanding and in some birth the understanding becomes so enlarged that we will never do anything that would come between God and us. Then your dispassion is ripe. Ripe means that maya or illusion does not attract and overrule your mind.
(In the temple premises in the morning I was telling all about the kind of penance Shri Mahavatar Babaji did in Katargama forest. And the benefits of Kriya and how after doing Kriya continuously in the forest, Shri Mahavatar Babaji changed his entire body and mind irreversibly. He was initiated into various types of hard practices of Kriya given by Shri Shanmuga or Kartikeyan, Bogarnathar and Maharishi Agastya astrally from time to time during deep meditations. He is in the category or constellation of those sages who have already achieved timelessness and immortality by bringing about supernatural, super human abilities in their physical body and mind.
Those secret practices widens the mind to an extent that all the regenerated cells in the nervous system are used with more enlightenment day by day. Hence, other parts of the body come to rescue and become partners and supplements to store information. The yogis are secretive about this knowledge but since God’s will is prevalent today and Swami Kartikeyan asked me to disclose this to the world, I am becoming the first person ever to document this history.
The very ancient sages had also attained this great feat apart from Shri Mahavatar Babaji today and have been forgotten by the people in the dust of time and anonymity and nothing is known about them while unscrupulous people posing as saints and holy people are gaining undue recognition, fame, and popularity in modern world. The constellation of very ancient sages received unlimited access to the divine world with the help of their own unusual physical and mental feats. They did not deter and were persistent until God was so pleased and showered upon them Its own secrets which they hid within them.
I today feel extremely humble and gratified that God chose me to tell the world about His most beloved children who served and are still serving humanity without any desire of their own even without possessing a body. They find incessant peace and joy in mitigating the suffering of the world by helping them remove their darkness and ignorance embedded since centuries. Some have never returned to Earth after their last incarnation which was millions of years ago!
To all those most sacred and illumined Spirits of illumined Masters, I bow once again in all humility and reverence so that they always protect me from all the opposing forces and help me speak for them to the world. I seek their blessings, I seek their permission and I seek their allegiance so that I and they always work and serve the entire humanity forever. For the reason to restore, regenerate and re-order this world in a harmonious, silent, gentle and peaceful manner for the welfare, happiness, safety and prosperity of unending progenies to come on Earth and live here!
***Are there more than seven chakras?
Yes, there are.
So far traditionally, there are no reliable handwritten scriptures in any religion which say that human beings can ascend to such phenomenal spiritual heights. In ancient time, all the spiritual knowledge which was gained by the disciple was received either through direct transference in physical presence of a Master or in absence of a physical Guru, through telepathy and intuition by the disciple or seeker on his or her own. With the support of telepathy and highly developed intuition, all the wisdom of the unknown realms and hidden mystic knowledge can be accessed and attained by yogic practices if the seeker is extremely persistent and has a great will power.
As elucidated and clarified by Shri Mahavatar Babaji to me through telepathy in my own meditation about nine years ago in 2004, He had said-
“There is life beyond Moksha. In fact, for an accomplished yogi, life begins after Moksha or attainment of enlightenment. However, that is a very hard life since there is no rest. It is a life of relentless service to the world out of pure devotion and love for God.
After Moksha, the accomplished and trained Master can further widen the disciple’s horizon of divine illumination to gain spiritual knowledge and enlightenment of three types- blazing, very blazing and intensely blazing knowledge which in Hindi is called Teevra, Prachand and Prabhutva Gyan respectively.
After the Crown Chakra opens up slowly and over many years at some stage culminates and blossoms fully by absorbing divine Light in all the nervous system cells, the incoming unrelenting new spiritual wisdom and enlightenment needs more space to implant itself. Further ascension of spiritual wisdom means there are realms beyond the normal known levels of spiritual consciousness (seven) and as the devotee and seeker climbs up further, the body adapts and creates new zones in the body to store the new found divine insight by storing the new data in those other parts of the body which is decided by God other than the nervous system. It is now purely only between the disciple and the merciful God and the Gurus!
Continuing our interaction again which took place in the patio…
Only mahayogis reach this stage, beyond seventh chakra. That is only after all the cells in our brain have been filled up. There are so many cells in the brain that an ordinary brain is not even using one-fourth of the cells. We have so many cells and with new life, divine life we can generate many more cells in our brain. I am only talking of the brain. When a very special soul reaches a very high stage, all the information or all the knowledge that God has given has to be stored somewhere, otherwise if I don’t have memory I will forget and do the same old thing. It is our smriti, our memory. That’s why I told you to read that book “The Brain” (by David Eagleman) How information or data is stored in every cell of a brain. And, that memory helps us to act again, based on that memory we are what we are. So, God’s new information, like we have information of either our own body or our own sansara (world), that’s all, whatever little we have achieved or done, the brain consists of that information. Supposing, we stop using this lower part of our brain, then the upper regions starts filling up with information. Now, this new knowledge you are getting from me is now being stored in everyone’s brain somewhere. So, as and as we proceed, it takes years of course many years, and this continuous process brings somebody, some special souls, if they continue doing those things which are required and sort of go on and on walking in the garden of paradise, God’s paradise. There comes a point where the cells are full, so we are made to do those special actions which will help us regenerate some more cells.
Actually, what you are saying has many layers to what you are saying. I was describing in great length, what Babaji has explained to me. Because the kriya yogis lay so much – all the yogis, especially the Kundalini jaagran (awakening) people and all – lay infinite importance on the spine – Meru Danda. Shastras are filled up with this. So, Babaji explained to me. I asked why it is so important, no one talks about the spine. Therefore, Babaji explained to me this whole process of karma really. The complete science of Karma. And, so many times I have seen it happening inside my body and also other people’s body. I wish to explain something more though it make look like I’m detouring – the problem is we cannot see. Something that melts, finishes, or dissolves, literally it is like chemical reaction, but it is on such sukshma sthar (subtle level) that we cannot see, feel, or even imagine.
Babaji’s methodology is to clean up your spines and He is not letting us do Kriya (ancient method of cleaning spines). He has devised another parallel method – go to tirtha (pilgrimages), study the blog – because Their energies are in the blog, it is a very fast process. What Yoganandaji did 50-80 years back, we are doing a similar thing but in a different manner. God has devised another method – another way to go there.
(Dear readers, for easy correlation kindly know what Swami Shivanandji had told me some time back)
“Students came from far and wide and would try their best to become the suitable candidate for achieving the most precious vidya or knowledge called Brahma Vidya. To assist the process, yoga and pranayam were also practised and the students would do anything to please their masters and gurus so that they would qualify and complete their degrees and specialize in their subjects.
However, the situation is a contrast today. There is rapid urbanization and the villages are impoverished. The city life is very hectic and there are no forests or open spaces where people can breath fresh air. And because the population is dense, the air is laden with so many thoughts floating that the minds of people are not calm. There is a sea of thoughts that float in the air and tranquility deprived. Also, the greed and imitation of acquiring worldly wealth is phenomenal in Kaliyug thus preventing them to remain in a peaceful atmosphere. It will take a little more than ten thousand years for the Earth to recover its rapid erosion and the values of Eternal Dharma or Sanatan Dharma to return and bring back peace, harmony and tranquility globally.
In the primitive times, it was easy to practice Pranayam, kriya, sukshma dhyan or meditation on very subtle planes in placid environments. But today all this is not possible for the majority of people who live in cities, only few can avail the prospects of living in clean and quiet environment to attain their spiritual pursuits and undertakings.
Many saints and seers, including me in consultation with Shri Mahavatar Babaji more than ten years ago decided to innovate and we came up with an entirely new school of thought whereby maximum help could be provided to maximum people to hasten the kaal chakra or time wheel from Kaliyug to Satyayug. Seeing the number of wrongdoers posing as saints but who are frauds, profiteers, deceivers and betrayers rising everyday, it was arrived at a consensus after God’s approval to initiate a novel way of transmitting the ancient knowledge in today’s modern world. Technology and electronics would be used to transmit the given sacred knowledge from one person living on Earth who would acquire Brahma Vidya from us from the astral plane and through internet, home lessons would be distributed. Shri Mahavatar Babaji would be the chief associate who would decide what the context and content should be and how long the enterprise or initiative would continue. You were chosen by everybody to stay on the Earth and communicate with Shri Mahavatar Babaji who is living in seclusion in Himalayas and the saint community who is presently in a Spirit state in the various regions of the sky. Your blog is the platform and forum from where various activities are undertaken and an attempt to cover maximum candidates is achieved.”)
(Back to the process of karmic cleansing)
Subsequently, our spines are actually getting clean. One is the spine, the other simultaneous thing which is happening to us is our mind – mann, which I am saying there are layers, because God’s darshan (Vision) you are not going to have here (pointing to the brain) but here (pointing to the heart) first. The intellect does not receive God’s light or presence, it will happen in the heart. Because, God’s one ansh (fraction) is in us in the heart, near the heart literally. When you do your prayer you are supposed to touch your heart with your thumbs during Suryanamaskar (morning exercise of salutations to the Sun) – you are activating those energies.
So Babaji is doing a very phenomenal work- quietly, silently, with complete control over our lives and bodies but not known to people. Simultaneously, what is happening, your hriday (heart) is being washed, cleaned, and new light is going in. And the deposits in your spine are clearing. We had to anyway get rid of them; you would have gotten rid of in many years or lives. They (Gurus) are doing it now for us. Moreover, this physical, physiological process is happening you are understanding what I’m saying today. How could I tell you this when you came to meet me first? You had no basic foundation.
This is what the work is being done with you. So, if I speak the Truth to you. The Truth about God, Arun, you will understand what I am saying. The Truth of God has Power. I am speaking the Truth. It is having an effect on you all. That is the Power of Truth. That is why Babaji keeps instructing know the Truth, that is your Dharma (religion), that is your Karam (duty). Whoever knows the Truth, there is so much Light in their Truth that whoever sits with this enlightened person becomes illuminated! I am talking of Upanishad (Indian scripture). Now, what should you do about this? What method can be given? If you sit in the sun, you will feel the heat, right? Do you need to do any effort to feel warm? Similarly, in front of Truth and Light, darkness or ignorance cannot exist. Try and speak a lie in front of me, you will tremble, you won’t be able to. Because, this is not my Power, it is the Power of Truth.
That is the reason, why a yogi become fearless. Since the yogi is living with the Truth. If you think about this and connect this (fearlessness and Truth) with my personal life. I haven’t had the time to think, but I will probably do so. I have had a realization, what was that moment when I listened to the voice of my Spirit and went to another country? This is a miracle! (I was referring to my very first visit to Katargama in 2009 at a time when I had no clue about the full significance of this place. I only had visions many times of the Bodhi tree that was calling me and I took the leap. I knew Babaji had meditated in the same place but we did not get to visit his penance place. It was later in 2013 when I went again I got to know that there was a temple just behind the Bodhi tree and in my meditations in his place of penance Babaji revealed to me about the story of the wood cutter who cut down his tree under which he used to meditate and practiced kriya.
And I was completely speechless, when I saw the Peepal tree next to Murugan Swamiji’s temple for the first time. This proves that it is the Truth. Babaji has always told me the Truth from the beginning. What He has said about me, that I will have a very good life and time ahead, or I would do something big for the world, I wouldn’t understand anything then and I would cry out of my own grief and diffidence. And now that I have discovered so much about this holy site, what could be a bigger task than to keep Babaji alive forever, that is my wish?
My wish is very different from other people’s wishes. That is why, I could never fit in any group – I was an odd shape. If you are a good seeker, you would ask direct questions and why would you waste your time. e.g. if I have money and I want to purchase a diamond, I would verify ten times whether the diamond is real. And, if I know how to recognize a diamond, I would say this is a fake. How would they have given me the Truth, when they themselves did not have it? Truth I got from Babaji.
And where did I get Truth from, never met or seen Him sitting so far? I only surrendered my mind to Him. Because in no way could I convince myself that Babaji was a small personality. Every bit about Him is so different, so unique!
He is even beyond my own boundaries of imagination. Somewhere, I had a gut feeling that He was a highly accomplished Yogi and I was always interested in finding one like Him.
It is also because now I understand, it is because I had so many lives with rishis. So, my consciousness had a desire for finding a yogi. I wanted that only. In any case, I had a desire to teach. Teaching job was left abruptly. Hence, God said I will give you a very big school, very nice school. And what is this gathering, it is a school! Today I feel what could have been better than this? So my consciousness always had something very faint and I wished to do some work like this and that fitted with Babaji and his vision.
I keep repeating my favourite story. After knowing about Satyakaam and his story it had such a deep impact on me. I thought how did Satyakaam know Satya? Why was he named Satyakaam? He must be someone like me searching for a diamond. So God gave him that directly in the wilderness. Similarly, I was yearning so intensely for God from inside. Babaji who was sitting at a large distance decided to send me to Katargama. They knew that she will go since she is very strong willed, she is very determined. Now when I think of it, I wonder what a big thing has happened, so many people have come. So many have come following me. In addition, all these forecasts have come true. And I said yesterday about regeneration. This is God’s Will, this place has to be regenerated, because some part of it has degenerated. And God’s work will go on in spite of degeneration.
Were you asking me about ego? I was telling you about our mind and consciousness, how we store everything. Now I will expand it further how I had this impression and expectation of a yogi – Enlightened Yogi – which I found in Babaji. So, that expectation within me was due to the experiences of my past lives. It is not within everyone, right? Not everyone has understood Babaji as I have, right? As my lives were related to rishis and their work of spreading knowledge. They say if you have a very deep desire, ultimately it gets fulfilled. So, in the same way our layers also have our vikars (negative karmas) inside. And inside we also have ego. Or you can put it differently – our ego can cheat us. How can we be cheated by our ego? It will create a scene, it will create an image, and it will create a story. It will build up something, which will be so convincing to you and you will do it. This is how maya (illusion) comes to you. I am only telling you how to be careful, be cautioned.
Arun- “How does the ego constantly get the strength, Maa? You can put it down but it comes back, where is that strength coming from?”
Because when we take many births, in every life we also have many successes. We have our failures, we also have our successes. In some things we do succeed right? So, our agyan (ignorance) says yeh maine kiya hai (I have done this). This is how it gets fed, and we water it daily. That is one. Second, reason for our ahankar (ego) to get pushta (strong). The maya of other people, the agyan of other people is very infectious. We imbibe that. They’ll say, arre! You don’t have a gold chain, you are not wearing, it is necessary. Then you will say to yourself, see I don’t have a gold chain! This is planting of an idea.
Even if someone does not plant an idea, the thought waves floating in the air you are going to catch and imbibe them. Suppose, I go to a market place, where everyone is into a feverish state – oh my god, what a lovely dress! Let’s buy! Quick! Quick! So, if we are not careful, we have already absorbed that thought and it will translate into our action someday therefore be careful about your mind which wanders…
For a few minutes after reading the post-‘In search of Ultimate Peace-III on 13.05.16 afternoon, I was baffled. I went back in time. I instantly reviewed my endeavours and how it has taken unrelieved nights and days to obtain what the heavenly Masters have endowed me with, besides the manner in which how everything, including challenging life events so perfectly placed. Furthermore, to see how this whole re-designing was done with God’s will and theirs sankalpa too. I was brooding that day.
My mind pondered, after all why it takes humans to evolve so slowly in Spirit? I was referring to the seventh chakra’s building up after it begins to blossom as is apparent in my above-mentioned write up. In no time, as if revered Swamiji was waiting for this vital moment, he appeared before me and telepathically began to divulge so much more right away with much enthusiasm. The extreme peace and calmness that was pervading in the surrounding before I came to know of his presence, itself proved that he was around for quite some and was quietly guiding me to read the post very attentively and then he watched me putting up a question before him. He was anxiously waiting to tell me more on the same subject!
Swami Bogarnatharji- “You are now getting muddled because you have lived in the realms of highest truth and supreme divinity for a significant time period and deliberating why isn’t everyone living on the same plane?
Remember most people live on very low levels of consciousness. It is extremely difficult and rare to even touch upon the seventh chakra. It takes numerous births to even open the gates of the seventh chakra.
The seventh chakra is the small circumference that is about just an inch or so, it ends at the tiny hole at the top of the skull or head. There are small cells all around it, cells are very small in size, like the pearl like tiny teeth of the toddler or deeply entrenched petals of a cosmos flower. In this small circumference, you can roughly divide the cell area into 3 parts in ascending order and classification. The growth and opening of this part of the body is impossible to occur because the Brahmarandra as the name signifies, hole of Brahma or opening for God, begins to activate by only one method- arriving of rays of golden light inside of God in the hole of the crown. And the first ray of golden light hardly ever appears in people!”
Swami Bogarnatharji-“Because the first ray of Golden light cannot enter the hole of the Brahmarandra without the permission of God or will of God. Besides, God first prequalifies people.
Me-“What is the prequalification?”
Swami Bogarnatharji-“All the supposed saints of India and everywhere are fraud and fake, barring a few!”
I was taken aback and he was like a gush of river water not wanting to stop its force to act upon me.
Swami Bogarnatharji -“The so-called saints are all dangerously playing with the lives of people. Jealousy, greed, desires and other vices are so deeply embedded in humans till the end, they do not evaporate fully. Unless all the possible jealousy, greed, anger, hypocrisy is not eradicated, the will of God will not be initiated and the rays of golden Light from God will not touch the crown of the aspirant and his Crown will never open. If it does not open, he can never realize God!
I was understandably motionless and listening without any murmur or any sound at all inside the brain.
Me- “I am very thankful to you for telling me the real definition of a realized and enlightened human being. Now I can connect with what you are saying with what I have written in segment A of the blog and suddenly I can see a systematic connection and sequence in the way the blog has unfolded and picked up methodically. All the posts are very methodically placed one after another in an ascending order with your and other sages’ benevolence and guidance. I see an impeccable order now.
Swami Bogarnatharji -“You don’t like fakes, hypocrites, liars and people who hide facts and deceive you. You have always remained like this from the day you were born.
Me- “But I was affected by Maya, influenced by people, as Babaji has told me that whoever comes to live in this world gets contaminated by Maya. I must have also got contaminated by it.
Swami Bogarnatharji -“No, you were always clean and your heart always so good. You had another problem and that was because your baggage of karmas which was exceptionally heavy. Every time Maya as desire or wants came to you, your mind was always steadfast in vairagya and vivek– dispassion and wisdom. You have always told yourself-what will happen if I get this? Will I become happy always? Will the worldly things make me happy permanently? You wished for solutions for lasting happiness. Nothing could lure you. Your mind was always seeking permanence in God and his alluring attributes.
Your mind is very still and steadfast and always with your Gurus whether we are in body or not today. You are always with us and connected to our Spirit. Today’s Gurus do not have a Guru in forefront as a guard and a guide and they behave as if they are themselves an Avatar; they have fake personalities. They claim to be an Avatar. The fake Gurus have countless disciples but their own mind is not connected with their disciples. The mann, mind of their disciples is also not in their own control. Nonetheless, you are always with us mentally, spiritually and conceptually. Those people who remember you, you also keep them in your mind. If they leave you and break their mind union with you, you also cease the union because you have left everyone on their own will, as God has left us on our own will. It is our own wish whether we want to stay in unity with our guru or not, you also do not unnecessarily wish that people should follow you. You are as free as we are in Spirit and want nothing in lieu from others as recompenses or profits hence your peace is so deep and profound, it is impeccable and you are blessed.
Swami Bogarnatharji -“What is an Avatar?”
Me- “I don’t know please.”
Swami Bogarnatharji -“An Avatar is a fully enlightened being who may or may not be in the physical body. Avatar remains in one’s own space and enjoys inner peace and joy and when people recall or remember him or her, the Avatar also remembers them. Otherwise, they float in their own independence and freedom and are forever in God union. They are smritgami, which means that whenever they are called out or remembered by seeking aspirants or devotees, they are always there for them and they respond spontaneously in ether. Their auric energy comes into action and responds to the will and intent of the caller.
Distance does not matter. Their impeccable peace transforms and heals all those who look up to them for healing their bodies, hearts, minds or even Souls!
You will meet Babaji. Shivanandji will come to assist you in Rishikesh in coming November.”
Me-“My most revered Swamiji, I am very humbled at what you have told me so liberally. My whole sadhana in the beginning has been carried out with the hope of one day getting one darshan of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. If I did not have this unrelenting urge, I would not have encountered or invited so many hardships that in turn gave me the ticket to enter and soar in the highest zones of spiritual kingdom. What I have received and achieved in this tenure makes me absolutely gratified and quiet because I have received in spiritual wealth what no human being even attempts or dares to attain. They do not even succeed if they even wish to attain. On the contrary, God has bestowed upon me so much fortune and wealth of ‘Tatva Gyan’, essence of what God is, that I am besieged in inundated thanksgiving and contentment as well as tranquility each day and every hour and minute, even when I go to sleep, during sleep and when I wake up! If you are supposedly saying that I will now get a darshan of Shri Babaji personally so that I still strive further, I will strive further but without any desire to meet Shri Babaji because I am drowned in Guru Kripa and Ishwar Kripa.
No desire remains to be fulfilled now. I have become a tree with your and other many saints and sages’ blessing; a tree full of blossoms and laden with abundance of ripe fruit on it. The fruit of blessings weighs the branches of this tree down out of gratitude and humility. Any passer-by who is hungry can pluck my fruit, it is for his hunger and appetite. Any traveller is most welcome to come and sit in the shade of my tree to get respite from the sunshine and heat as nothing is mine. I am oblivious who comes under the canopy and who goes away after resting. I am a flowing river now; I only flow regardless of who drinks my water and who bathes in me and who just watches the ripples or flow of the waves from the sides. Whatever I have attained, it all started with the first enormous blessing of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. His benediction initiated more blessings from you, his own Guru and from Shri Kartikeyan, His Param Guru and other constellation of divine lights in the Cosmos, many who are Nitya Jyots!
Swami Bogarnatharji -“My child you are my most favourite and very dear to me and I wish to tell me more about the place that you have lately visited, Katargama. You have visited a holy place that is profusely blessed by God. It is about 3,50,000 years old; three and a half lakh years old in age! In primitive times, they had a system that has been lost to modernity now. If a village had to be planned and developed, firstly a place used to be selected in the forest. That selected spot was sanctified and on that place, a deity was installed and worshiped. Around that sanctified area, a boundary was made and people were debarred from entering if they broke the set spiritual laws of tolerance, patience, harmony, compassion and truthfulness. In this way, the village was developed by first installing a deity and humans lived in clusters around it.
1.The holy area which you have just visited on which there are two immense holy shrines, has a wonderful history. It was first sanctified and worshiped by the forest tribes millions of years ago in a thick jungle. After that, once there was also a Shiva temple on which the temple of Katrikeyan is seen now. In fact, today underneath the same temple site, is the samadhi or resting place of Lord Kartikeyan which the population is unaware of, hence the copious spiritual rays radiating from it. So far, God had hidden these facts from the world but now is the time to reveal. The temple under which Kartikeyan Swamiji’s samadhi lies unknown to the world is the same spot where 3,50,000 years back, the villagers had installed their holy deity to make a village which is today known as Katargama! Therefore Katargama is approximately 3,50,000 years old on timeline in human history of civilization you see!
This is not all. Let me tell you a lot more than you have ever imagined since you work for us day in and day out without one day off for relaxation. You are my most dedicated and unassuming girl!
2.God chose the place where Babaji had done penance in Katargama more than eighteen hundred years ago for a good reason. He has done tapasya for just three years after which he went towards Badrinath confines. He achieved in three years what other sages would have achieved in thirty plus years. Therefore, in his meditation, God asked him to leave that place and he left the forest and came back to India in a boat to Kanyakumari first. On the very same place, prior to your heartthrob and one and only Guruji Babaji, seven rishis one by one have done intensive spiritual practices. Hence, this place is a spiritual dynamo.
3.Now let me come to the Bodhi Tree and tell you secreted facts about this special tree, which in the first place had called you in moments of your quietude and meditation. You were propelled to embark on your journey to Sri Lanka in 2009 without knowing where Babaji’s temple is even situated. It was a test for you that God took and He did it very mysteriously to confirm if you should be entitled to even attempt doing ghor tapasya or intense spiritual practices or not. If you had changed your mind, you would not have got the nod of approval from God to even perform the higher tests and practices prescribed later to you to elevate your divine consciousness. You passed the test with flying colours because of your love for Babaji, you wished to pay homage to his sacrifices and you still pay tributes in your periods of quietness to him whenever you remember him out of sheer gratitude.
Thus, as a Prasad and my blessing to you, I will tell you something very splendid this day and the world will receive this unexpected, bountiful mystical achievement and gain because of your intense tapas.
You have seen images of a meditating sage with overflowing knitted mats around him inside the Bodhi tree in this temple several times. You have also seen a hand calling out to you out of this Peepal tree trunk previously. By now, you know who it is. However, on your behalf let me announce to the world very impressive broadcast and outpourings which will invoke a serious reminder to them about the sacrifices of so many humble, noble souls and how indebted they should be to them always! It is because of these unknown noble souls, this Earth is still stable and has not perished. The indebted people must also remove all their dark blemishes to add to the goodness of the Earth’s unseen atmosphere of floating vibrations.
Lord Buddha’s wife was Yashodhara. Her brother was a saintly man whose intentions were different from all of you. He wished to serve the meditating sages other than him. In the presence of Lord Buddha one day, he made strong resolutions and intents. He had a very strong mind with powerful will and power of thought. He resolved not to get into the short human tenure once again to save time. For longevity, he instead decided to take a new life into a Peepal Tree! God heard his plea and fulfilled his extremely selfless wish shortly. He became a Peepal tree as next incarnation and his Spirit is residing in it since 2334 years.
Without any trace of doubt, this place is a power house and dynamite because of establishment of three very powerful spiritual sites very close to one another. If joined together it becomes a triangle with very strong divine energies instilled in it.
God has saved this place by shifting the tectonic plate of the earth. With God’s strong will and dridhsankalpa Lanka separated from India many years ago so that their penance of that constellation of rishis should never go futile.
Now slide along with me to the earliest human settlement and civilization and further back to a time zone when the first humans lived as gatherers and hunters. During that time when the population of Earth was very scanty, the whole environment or space called akash was sanitised. The reason was that the first vikaar or corruption of human Spirit had not taken place yet. The scale of balance of negative and positive energy was not needed because the atmosphere was absolutely pure with not a single vibration of any human’s negative vibration floating in akash or ether.
How and why did the first wave of negative vibration in the sanitized atmosphere pollute Earth’s atmosphere?
Me- My power of mind can’t penetrate that hole and crack it to open where the akashic records are kept in safe, my holy Swamiji; the place where this information is stored.
Swami Bogarnatharji -‘There was one human being in which the first instinct of greed creeped in. Greed germinates out of one’s jealousy by comparison done with others. So jealousy polluted the sanitized ether, from that point of times other negatives vibrations were added to that first negative vibration in the atmosphere of the planet Earth. Prior to this incident, the whole atmosphere was very pure without any element of negative vibration. Therefore it was filled with peace and deep silence.”
Me-“Ji, Swamiji, I perceived and understood well now. You are telling and indicating to us that our weaknesses and negative qualities are so well entrenched and so primitive. Sadly, we have stored them for so, so long. We have accumulation and assemblage of various quantities of negative qualities of jealousy, greed, anger, lust and survival instincts and so many among us believe that they are clean in heart and proclaim their sanity, sanctity and purity by becoming Spiritual heads of vast spiritual organizations! It is so unfortunate, it is so pathetic! I understand your helplessness since you know all the truth and hidden facts about us and the people of the world. You wish to bring about Dharma and purity on Earth and you with others you are trying your best to bring more and more positive spiritual vibrations on Earth by helping us redeem and purify ourselves as many in number as possible.
Swami Bogarnatharji-“I wish to tell you some more facts about Prabhutva Gyan and. As you have not rested for more than fourteen days to complete the formidable task I have given you to compose the most challenging post so far I want to bless you more.”
The rays emitted out of Prabhutva gyan are copper in colour and not golden; that’s why his hair appear copper coloured. You have seen the halo of Babaji several times. You are a small baby in front of Babaji. His achievements in regard to spiritual development in human civilization is extremely unique because he attained Godhood millions of years ago. He will continue to work the way he is presently for another 148 years more after which he will go quiet and maintain silence and never speak.
Your blog is a great literature and a masterpiece. You have worked excessively hard to achieve this phenomenal feat. Soon the people who are living in your surrounding and neighbourhood will wake up to your great spiritual endeavours and writing skills.
Henceforth, give discourses in your Workshop, stop explanations. Everyone should work very hard to achieve their own liberation.
From now on, we will bless all your children and others after you have blessed them first because you are bearing their accumulated sins on yourself and you suffer. They have sanchitkarmas deposited over lakhs of years. They have taken lives so many times and have not yet redeemed their Self so far. Many of them are souls who were first born in a body two to three lakhs of years ago. Their accumulated sanchit karmas are very hard to remove. Your job is very demanding and tedious. They are indebted to you forever. Therefore, only after you bless them, shall we bless them later. First you.”
Me-“Why are you saying this, my beloved and respected Swamiji? My place is always at your feet and I am prostrating and bowing down to you and all the celestial Masters now and forever. Kindly take back your words. I am too small to even think of it. Always first you.”
Swami Bogarnatharji-“No. I have been making you labour excessively hard. If you would not have done this work for us, how could it ever be done? You are the medium and you now have a choice if you wish to work so industriously or not. However, you always oblige us and work without a break without any expectation and ask for nothing from us ever. You are very humble and satisfied; and your heart melts when you see someone sorrowful or miserable or in a problem. You have compassion for all of humanity.
Babaji will meet you when you are alone abruptly and most unexpectedly on Ganga Ghat in Rishikesh like he met Shri Yukteshwarji on Rai Ghat after he finished the book-Holy Science. It is certain.”
Dear readers, the journey of more than fourteen days and nights with Swami Shri Bogarnatharji has been very benign and full of divinity and calmness. He has visited me so many times at any time of the day to cross check about my article. It is dedicated to him completely; nothing is mine. About fourteen years back, when I discovered that Shri Mahavatar Babaji had Swami Shri Bogarnatharji, Swami Murugan or Kartikeyanji as his gurus who appeared before him to initiate him into higher levels of Kriya Deeksha in Katargama, I pined for it. My heart was yearning to have a darshan of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and his two gurus too. I too wished to be initiated and longed to be under their tutelage. I had my aha moment and I thought- Oh how very wonderful all this is- being a sadhu, a great and accomplished meditator, and a yogi, immersing in deep solitude and silence for months in a forest, meditating for days……Who knew then that my deepest yearnings would be fulfilled so soon and so unexpectedly in this life? It was just a passionate dream I had then!
I humbly dedicate all my current endeavours to the most beautiful and most powerful of all of us-God. May the world be benefited by my each and every effort and may we all strive together to reach the abode of God within with our own will, thought and actions willingly.
Conclusion and closing of this marathon post to recapitulate the central theme-
There are three types of unknown, unidentified hidden powers in humans given by God. They are-
The power of will, Ichcha Shakti
Thought Power or Sankalpa Shakti
The power to act or Kriya Shakti
Should we utilize these powers well and harness them diligently and persistently, we shall make our mind, body and Soul blossom and fragrant with divine peace, supreme joy and never ending ecstasy and end all our sorrows forever!
A note for readers –
Post In search of Ultimate Peace-III is mandatory to get a firm grip of this post.
If you still wish to study this subject in further detail and want to co-relate other posts, then also read-God Within-II
Next upcoming post is going to be- What is in the blog and how to read this blog?
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P.S Workshop in Pune concluded successfully yesterday on 19.05.16 evening. Many concepts regarding the background of Moksha or liberation from self created delusion and the consequences of one’s karmas and how a Soul reaches the germinating point before its culmination for its perfection was discussed in detail.
Besides that, how Shri Mahavatar Babaji has prepared me for so many years in my culmination and how He has been guiding this blog very systematically since its inception was narrated to the participants.
Many new participants attended it. Hopefully, when some of them now start opening the pages of this blog, they will start with more ease and clarity. Thank you
Dear all, due to some reasons the Workshop that was to be held today in Mumbai on 7th May has been shifted to 14th May, Saturday. The timings are 11 am to 4 pm. All are welcome.
The Workshop that was to be held in Vashi on 8th May has been cancelled. Instead it will be held in Pune on 19th May between 5 to 7 pm at Viman Nagar. The topics to be discussed with the new and old participants are- What is mind? The same topic was explained in my Workshop in Katargama, Sri Lanka in April 2016.
The audio of ‘ What is mind’ and its translation will be available on 20th May 2016 post. It is in its formative stage and should be completed shortly. Those interested readers should keep in tune with these posts and Workshops and avail all the benefits. Your responses are always welcome.
Dear readers, kindly first read the last post, if you have touched this post now. I am continuing from where I had left. The picture gallery is our journey in pictures. This section deals only with the Workshop activities while on Face Book, I have made an album with other side of our journey-sight seeing and how we covered the entire programme -https://www.facebook.com/sarika.nagrath
We reach Colombo on 9.3.16 early morning and stay in a new high rise hotel. Right in front we find a very old monastery, RamaKrishna Mission Math to our pleasant surprise! We visit the place twice.
Our journey from Colombo to Katargama in the mini bus on 10.3.16. We sang devotional songs and also read some passages from Swami Shivanandji’s book on Shanmuga or Murugan Swami whose place of great penance we were heading for-Katargama or Kartikgrama, the ancient name that was.
We take our first halt after enjoying a few hours of deep tranquility of the island, breathed a lot of fresh air, space and ether. The mind becomes calm without effort and can be sustained at that state in such places. A journey of solidarity well begun!
Devotional songs and melodious renditions on our way. We reach our destination, hotel Mandara Rosen
Same night after dinner, our first group interaction and session of teaching and learning in hotel room.
Next day morning we proceed towards the holy shrine, the day was 11.3.16
Our very first step for the main mission. River Manek Ganga’s stream flowing just below the bridge.
Time being utilized during the walking time. Quite lucky since very few around.
The entrance of the Devalaya or the holy shrine now called Ruhunu Devalaya.
Peacock, the vehicle of Swami Murugan everywhere.
We come inside and go first to the holy Peepal Tree and not the Murugan temple since many people had not yet come here by then.We wanted solitude.
Receiving light and knowledge under the sacred tree. A few asked me something about this holy tree and I began to narrate in a flow. As they say, where there is devotion for the religious or spiritual teachers and the Omnipresent God, they themselves appear in some mysterious forms. Felt severe presence of Omnipresent God and the sacred Gurus from the celestial skies and hence the flow. The real work commences.
This peepal or Bodhi tree is the one where Shri Mahavatar Babaji had to shift his meditation and penance after the Banyan Tee under which he used to spend hours was chopped down by the woodcutter. This tree is the soul of a sage who is entrusted and laden with excessive sankalpa shakti and ichchca shakti.
One more reference from my quite old post, I quote some lines here-
“Recall the gigantic Peepal Tree that you saw in Murugan temple in Katargama in Sri Lanka. It has both- Ichha Shakti and Sankalpa Shakti. So it is very, very big and is also spiritual and holy. And my child, that tree can hear also! Therefore whoever comes to worship it, say their prayers there have wishes fulfilled. Those who come to quietly meditate under it, gain a lot of power to overcome their hurdles on the spiritual path and consequently make quick and hasty progress.”
Me: “No wonder, Hindus and Buddhists alike come in large numbers to worship this gigantic tree!”
Also please refer the previous post and the two links for reference to be able to understand the whole context.
Dear friends, now from this Bodhi tree, we now shift to another part of the complex where a humble temple exists in memory of the penance done by Shri Mahavatar Babaji. Very little activity happens on this side of the temple since all the Buddhists and Sinhalese people visit only the Murugan Swami Temple, pictures of which are about to be uploaded. On this side are the so called Hindu temples- that of Devayani Devi, wife of Swami Kartikeyan and one temple is dedicated to him-Swami Kartikeyan. We first wished to see and pay our homage to the spot where Shri Mahavatar Babaji meditated in the forest.
The gate of this temple at which we are congregating is one one quiet corner of the complex. As I was speaking to others, somewhere I was wondering if the trustee, whom I address as Anna or brother would remember me. I had asked him to plant a Banyan tree in lieu of the one that was cut some eighteen hundred years ago. As if God was a witness to my feelings and I see Anna suddenly to my utter joy. My most blessed moments uncovered slowly and most unexpectedly when he not only remembered that I had come in 2013 and had expressed my deep desire to plant a tree near today’s Babaji’s temple. He also showed me the healthy baby plant that was protected from the invading monkeys and other destroying elements and forces.
He takes me to the spot where Anna has grown and protected the tree since 3 years.
Inside view of the very humble temple of Shri Mahavatar Babaji with the picture Swami Kartikeyan blessing us with one hand. Rest are the idols of his other Gurus, Shri Agastya and Bogarnathar.
As the Sun was very strong and sunshine scathing, we decided to leave and return in the evening to this pious place again to spend some more time and absorb the gentle flowing spiritual vibrations.
We come back in the cool evening and first of all take darshan of Swami Muruga, to whom hundreds flock everyday from far and wide in the Ruhunu Devalaya and where the present peepal tree stands majestically.
The idol is not shown to the public, just a curtain with an embellished painting on the curtain waits you. A rich and splendid temple where people offer many expensive items in a very big way. We offered nothing-material and kind. However, we had gone there especially to offer all our unseen deep seated and very primitive ignorance-ignorance of not knowing God. We offered our whole Self at the most holy altar of Swami Kartikeyan for which he had mainly called us for. Therefore, we were quick in departing from here.
In the frames-Swami Kartikeyan with his two wives- Devayani and Valli.
We move towards the Bodhi tree after exiting this temple. Lamps and lights all around us.
We all do collective meditation in the stillness of light and night.
Early morning of 12.3.16.
Lecture and discourse in the very quiet and serene surrounding where only birds were chirping on the many trees. Everyone relaxed in spite of my picking up grave topic after a very important question asked. Peels of laughter in between to break the fatigue.
And we go again towards Babaji’s temple to offer our collective offerings-a huge platter of fruits symbolic of the fruits of our past actions. And also a pledge to sow new seeds of divinity in our sacred hearts!
In the evening we decide to walk the beautiful 2 kilometers stretch from the hotel to the temple and pick up the platter of fruits and also give collective donation for the upkeep of the holy spot of Shri Mahavatar Babaji. We saw this beautiful sunset during our brisk walk towards the destination.
Free bird soaring in the sky another metaphor for our Spirit- it should soar freely in the sky of expanded consciousness.
Devotion overflowing in each one of us. Some moments of joy again as the night falls.
Next-During aarti of Swami Murugan near Babaji’s temple. We pay our humble obeisance.
My good dear Lord, Muruga, Shanmuga, Kartike, may you always stand behind us like an eternal power of light to protect us from the veil of darkness never entering us! Bless us, illumine us and protect us. My silent thoughts. May the flame of eternity be ignited in all of us!
As I return home, I seek just one more blessing-
I give you, I submit you all my actions and service, my beloved God and my most revered holy Masters. Whatever I do, I do because of you! I summed up my whole journey with these silent prayers in my humble heart!
Prayed for this grant and benediction and felt very light and free……
An important announcement for all.
These photos are selected ones and are about our spiritual and workshop related activities undertaken in Katargama. Rest will be uploaded on Face book shortly. They will cover the main highlights of the whole trip.
The blog has become very extensive by this time and references of older posts are given from time to time for your quick understanding. However, time has come now to do the following essential things-
Slow down the pace of new articles. Instead spend more time on linking the related posts and then connect the dots to get the view of the underlying many precepts.
Give yourself more time and attend my Workshops. When I elaborate and explain in Workshops, you are then able to penetrate and grasp the fine lines of some of the blog posts.They are not easy to comprehend thoroughly.
This is the reason for a Workshop at a very short notice in Mumbai in May 2016 now. And also I wish to explain further the same topics as explained in Katargama, we ran short of time there. Whoever can come to spend some hours with me, I shall be very glad to teach and explain. New batches can be made with new seekers. At the moment, I am handling the little senior ones who have been with me for a few years.
Also, to give more time and personal attention, a group of 42 people has been formed on Whatsapp. From time to time small announcements are made on it.
Henceforth, there will be more Workshops and travels. Travelling together to a specific spiritual place not only gives you an opportunity to visit that holy place, it also gives you a chance to look deeply and find out your own weaknesses and strengths. Give me a prospect where I can help you to catch hold of your blocking and stumbling stones. Life skills are learnt when we travel, we learn to co-habitat with co-operation and we also come to know how much more we should build up our physical, mental and spiritual endowments.
Some of the upcoming events are for the coming 2 or 3 years as planning ahead will give you more time to upgrade your health and mental stamina. Plan your life accordingly. Minor changes are expected as the calendar is being made much in advance. This is just a preview to sneak and get an idea.
Workshop in Mumbai 7th and 8th May 2016.
Annual Meet-Rishikesh, 10th 12th Nov 2016. Expected guests 30, family members included.
January 2017-3 day road trip to Pandharpur & Kolhapur.
September 2017 -Badrinath and valley of flowers, total no of people 15.
May 2018 Trek to Satopant Lake- expected no of people 7 only.
Besides these, there are several other visits apart from periodic Meets and Workshops.
During such times, specific posts will be picked up again and the underlying meanings explained.
I point out some lines and quote that again to recall-
Today’s sadhana according to Babaji, is something that can be done at home but we need to give ourselves in whatever ways to restore the environment that has been deteriorating at a very rapid pace in modern times. We have to add to our sadhana, which we will be doing at home, the seva or serving the Mother Earth. This is new age sadhana as per his vision and if we care to follow this ideology, then we should get very quick results in our endeavours.
A foundation will be made in future which will have the name Nav Jeevan Jyoti Foundation, NJJF. It means New life New light Foundation. This word has been coined by Babaji himself because through this blog and its Foundation, he wishes to communicate with his millions of followers and well-wishers. He wishes to spread spiritual light and wisdom and give new life to this planet by involving as many people as possible with the help of these two mediums. There would be mainly five objectives of NJJF-
To spread awareness about the grave necessity of restoration of our Earth planet
To spread divine knowledge in India and far off lands
To dispense ancient spiritual wisdom through modern tools and technology through internet to cover as many people as possible in the world.
To involve people’s participation in greening the Earth
To preserve the Himalayan Mountains and the rivers; more so the sacred place where Mahavatar Babaji lives near Badrinath. The recent spate and trend of landslides and flash floods in the Himalayas in the month of August and September are an indication that all is not well in that environment. And to enable and allow Babaji to live in his cave in Satopanth and other winter abode, that environment should be protected. In future, tie ups with other working agencies and NGO’s in the mountains shall be welcomed and solicited in this regard. It is indeed a mammoth task and mission.
Dear all, it gives me immense joy to announce that in the coming next 6 months, this Foundation will be set up and should be active.
Dear all, we visited Sri Lanka between 8th and 14th March 2016 in a large group comprising of 15 people from India, UK and USA. The troupe was between age group of 25 to 60 plus and had people of all ages, places and backgrounds. Yet the Workshop proved to be very purposeful as well as life altering. It took all of us a few weeks to revive and come to terms with our normal way of living; such was the deep impact of the holy space and the spiritual vibrations that we received as blessings and benediction!
I dedicate this post as my small offering or pranami to the most revered and most sought after in the whole world, to Omnipresent sweet Lord in whose refuge we all thrive and sustain. We regenerate and redeem ourselves and our Souls with His holy touch and benediction. The One and only One-God.
It is His special and extra ordinary grant and kindness because of which we all could go and return safely to our homes with spectacular yet benign experiences for which we are forever grateful. Without God’s benevolence such mighty endeavors never materialize. It is because of God’s kindness in the manner of special foresight and insights given to me in the last years that I could decipher the past of none other than Shri Mahavatar Babaji and his spiritual endeavours carried out in the past in that place in today’s Sri Lanka.
However, that is not enough. I was also able to find the trail of his predecessors and lineage of his Gurus, out of them one was Swami Kartikeyan, son of Lord Shiva who arrived astrally to initiate him, along with two others-Agastya Maharishi and Bogarnathar, into deep breathing exercises and spiritual methods of enhancing the intake of Cosmic Light and Divine Wisdom. It was God’s own initiative and will that He wished Shri Mahavatar Babaji to go thousands of kilometers into the tiny island and meditate where another spiritual giant had executed intense holy endeavours until he left his immortal body by making it of Cosmic Light alone…..Shanmuga, Murugan or Swami Kartikeyan as I call him.
During such ancient times, when human civilization had not culminated and bloomed, everything was simple and very basic yet serious and weighty ! I am pointing out to human spiritual pursuits at this juncture. Today the method of teaching of Spiritinlife is revivalist and alike in nature and are on those very ancient lines -pursue your path of Self Realization silently and quietly at home by keeping your efforts very simplistic and serious. Maintain silence and peace always. As devised by the ancient sages this revival and regeneration in modern times through Spiritinlife worldwide, under the guidance of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and other ancient sages- one should go to those spiritual dynamos which are still vibrating very powerful divine vibrations in order to invoke our own latent divine light thus triggering our own speed of evolution.
Keeping these principles in mind, my Workshop there was conducted in open spaces, under trees, while walking with others or in our own hotel rooms at night. The focus was on inner space and transformation and all the baggage of humdrum and frivolousness had no room. On FB, you will see photos which will tell you about the itinerary and schedule while on WordPress, I have dealt with only useful past references in part I and in part II, you shall see images related to Workshop and other related actions. In the third post, for the first time you shall also get to hear the audios of my explanations and lectures during our stay there.
I have also pasted a summary by one pilgrim in the end which should suffice for the information of this memorable event.
The office bearer whom I met this morning, told me disappointingly that they have been trying to plant a Banyan Tree again at the same spot where there is a modest temple of Babaji today, but all their efforts have failed. The new Banyan Tree that they plant, die and do not survive. This piece of information intrigued me and I was very curious to know the reason behind the dying of the Banyan Trees at the holy spot where Babaji once did intense penance and meditation……
With God’s miraculous wish, finally one Banyan Tree has survived which I had asked the trustee to grow on my behalf in 2013 so that I can document the history of Shri Mahavatar Babaji for posterity sake on the very spot where he had meditated relentlessly and that tree was cut by that faltering woodcutter. However, some miscreants there even today try to dislodge such efforts and wish to propagate their own theories and ideas. This sapling is not just a sapling of a Banyan Tree for me. It is a great symbol of revival and regeneration-regeneration of Dharma and truthfulness. It is my very earnest request that you please pray very intently in your prayer time for longevity and life of this symbolic Banyan Tree so that it survives and grows till it becomes a huge tree.
For the first timers, please be informed that Shri Mahavatar Babaji had gone and penetrated in thick forest of Sri Lanka’s southern most part to do intense penance in solitude. It was after completion of this arduous penance or tapasya, that he was guided by the Omnipresent God to move towards the Himalayas in Badrinath regions. Since then, he has been living an immortal life of a great living avatar or incarnation since little less than two millennium or so.
One night, I decided to leave the place quietly as giving sermons to people was never my goal.
I took a boat from the shores of Kanya Kumari and reached Sri Lanka. The forests were very thick and the number of people much less then. I wanted to maintain uninterrupted silence for a few years so I hid myself in the thick forests of Katargama in Sri Lanka away from the noise and found an old Banyan Tree. I sat under it to meditate and did not move for days. Rishi Boganathar saw me in tapasya and gave me initiation in Sudarshan Kriya. The Sudarshan Kriya practiced now a days is a very simplified form of the original. Earlier Kriya was not practiced by the homemakers as its sanctity cannot be maintained by them. By practicing Kriya uninterruptedly, the need for food for the body became unnecessary. I mastered the art of living without food, sunshine, air and water for incessant days. The glory of divinity and victory over nature shone in the glow that was emanating out of me. The radiance and glow was many kilometers wide and could be seen by the rishis and munis in that area and those sitting in meditation in caves and hills. Maharishi Agastya was sent to me on the behest of God to give me more powers and siddhis as my workload in future would require me to use them as my tools in my endeavours to do the service of God…..
I have tried to take the best photos from Nishith, Midhun, Paripurna, Kanchana and Nazma. Although the resolution is weak, I am showcasing all since this project/ Workshop was executed with help from all quarters. In the following post part-II, you can go through the picture gallery of all our activities.
Deep gratitude to all my great Masters and holy sages, angels and all the unknown and known divine and celestial beings who were silently standing by me and all other pilgrims to teach us, make us understand the hidden meanings, keeping our minds calm and quiet and helping us cut through all our old deposits of redundant age old debris.
Special thanks to my husband, Atul who was with me from day one in planning and executing this whole pilgrimage comprising of 15 people. Thanks for your unconditional co-operation and being there for all of us too.
Thank you dear Nishith, for recording the whole event so beautifully and sincerely. You were always behind the stage and making sure with me that the whole programme was carried out without any snags. God bless you. Your concerns for me and attuning with my thoughts is worth mentioning here. Without you and Atul uncle this, project would never have been so successful. I could not do it alone.
And thank you Ragu, Kiran, Bharat, Kanchana, Paripurna… and all of you who were always available if I called you anytime. And gratitude to all those pilgrims also who were behind the scenes and carried out the given duties with such sincerity and interest….You all made this trip and pilgrimage worth remembering all our lives!
Summary of Nishith Patel-
Om Shri Ganeshaya Namaha
Pranaam dearest Gurus and Maa,
Thank you Gurus and Maa for organising this wonderful journey for us and doing so much for us all.
A short summary of a wonderful pilgrimage, to a wonderful place, with wonderful people.
Our journey of the wonderful piligrimage to Katargama, Sri Lanka began in Mumbai from where ten of the 15 pilgrims were flying first to Colombo. Five other pilgrims joined us from Banglore and Chennai. We landed in Colombo at 5:30 on 9th March morning, and had our pre-organised taxi (minibus) take us to our first overnight stay in Colombo at a hotel very close to the sea shore.
Our first blessings from God came in surprises that there is a Ramakrishna Paramhansa temple right across the road from the hotel, as well as a vegetarian restaurant couple of lanes down the road called “Shanmugas” (six faced one, another name for Swami Kartikeyanji”), where we later had our lunch. Later, in the evening we visited a few places of sight-seeing in Colombo.
On 10th March, we had more blessings from Gurus and God, as the temple was celebrating the 180th birth anniversary of Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. We began our 7-hour road trip to Katargama with these wonderful blessings.
We took the expressway to save time and avoid traffic, everyone marvelled at the scenic beauty of Sri Lanka’s countryside, clean waters, the discipline of the people to follow rules and the road infrastructure to have facilites while protecting and sustaining the environment. We had an hour’s stop at Gaulle to view and capture images of and around the fort city. The good old coconut water came to the rescue from the heat. We visited a turtle hatchery on the way.
The next phase of our journey got interesting, as we approached closer towards Katargama, we read a few pages from Swami Shivanandaji’s book on Lord Shanmukha (Swami Kartikeyanji) and Maa explained a few things, and we learned the all-important meaning of Swamiji’s Spear. Then, few of the the pilgrims started singing devotional songs starting with a wonderful Ganesha stuti by Raguram and everyone repeated after the lead singers (Raguramji, Niravji, Chayaji, Kanchanji, Paripurnaji and Maa).
We arrived at the hotel in Katargama at around 6:00 in the evening, had an early dinner and good sleep before we embarked on a short drive to the Katargama Temple early in the morning.
On the very peaceful morning, we first went to the main temple and offered prayers at Swami Kartikeyan’s temple, we stood under the large peepal tree with great Ichcha Shakti (will power) and Sankalp Shakti (thought power), where Maa gave us some deep wisdom and knowledge. The unique thing I observed about the tree was that none of the leaves had turned yellow during autumn, unlike other tree near-by. Next, we visited the temple of Deviyani Amman (wife of Shri Swami Kartikeyanji) and other temple of Shri Karikeyan Swamiji. Then, we visited the small temple of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and offered our prayers, where some of the pilgrims were drawn to meditate. The most pleasant news for Maa and us all was that after years of unsuccessful attempts to plant a Banayan tree near Babaji’s temple, one tree planted 2 years ago has survived. Seeing the tree growing I asked Maa, whether she was happy. She joyously replied her blood increased by 10 ounces after seeing the young tree.
After going back to the hotel and having lunch, we had a short session with Maa in one of our rooms where we all gathered. We made a few more visits to the temple and had few more morning and evening sessions of lessons and learning with Maa. On the penultimate day in Katargama, we visited the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary. A group of elephants teaching young ones was the highlight of the trip.
The blog came alive on a few occasions during our trips and activities. It was one of the most memorable journeys for me, and one of the most important pilgrimages I have been to so far. It would have been incomplete without any one of my fellow pilgrims, so thank you all for sharing the journey. Also, would like to thank the driver and his assistant who were very good to us throughout the journey.
A few important lessons learnt from this pilgrimage:
– Self-introspection and control over thinking is very important. A habit of good, pious and powerful thoughts should be present in every good seeker/yogi.
– Calm and slow breathing will calm the mind, but a short-cut is to keep the mind calm, the breath will automatically remain calm.
– Breath should be conserved, use each breath only for good actions and good thoughts.
– Maya is extremley powerful and dangerous; until the Spirit does not assure us of our safety one should not stop or be tempted by any of the forms of Maya on this path of Self-realization.
– Always keep saying to God, “I am nothing”, slowly the ego will melt away.
– The main reason of this pilgrimage for the pilgrims was the removal of deep rooted ignorance. What a good Sadhak can do in decades, the Gurus can do in seconds from such a powerful place.
– What we gain on this path is mostly due to Gurus grace and powers, our contribution is only a tiny fraction in comparison.
– The baby Banayan tree near Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s temple is the sign of regeneration; regeneration of spiritual values in the world, regenaration of divine consciousness in humanity, regeneration of Mother Earth and its environment.
A few paragraphs from my new post on Face Book of 6.3.16-
Build your sacred and divine world within you!
This world was carved out of God’s compassion, silence and unconditional love for all and it still holds true.
Those of you who err too often and refuse to change their underlying behaviour and nature will some day realize, maybe on deathbed,
The importance of true love and service; and useful, purposeful living when we refuse to err and barter sand for gold.
God has a plan for all of us, we all have come in this world for a greater purpose, and that is to live our lives as per the commandments of the Divine and His blameless will.
However, the alluring illusion and clever deception overrides every human and the cover of ignorance is again unfolded every time he errs.
When we remember that our lives are in the hands of the Creator and Maker, the time allotted to us is so limited, we never err.
Remember time flies in front of us and flows out like a cupful of water, which we can never hold for abundant times.
Weather and seasons, stages and life circumstances are so fickle, health and sickness ever so deceitful…….
In the last two or more years, I have reduced my writing and have been concentrating on organizing Workshops for a small number of people who were very keen to go on higher levels of spiritual progress and have been in my contact constantly. They are known personally to me. They are the ones mainly who have been attending my Workshops conducted first at my own residence in Mumbai for a few years and then in other cities like Pune, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. While for my own solitude and further escalation I have been visiting Rishikesh quite often lately as I have been put under Swami Shivanandji ‘s tutelage by our revered Holy Shri Mahavatar Babaji.
Hence you have been able to read many of his books’ excerpts through me. I have been focusing on Thought Power or Sankalpa Shakti without a break and therefore must have also found similar topics on the blog or Face Book in the last postings.
Many disciples whom I have been grooming since the past 4 or 5 years are quite independent now and are doing their sadhana under my guidance and support. Many readers have come and gone but some have stayed on with me. Probably because after I put you in a state of independence, I watch you from far and expect you to face your life situations, which are nothing but your own destiny and I expect you to remove your own ego and undesirable desires with your own effort after your reflections and cleansing voluntarily. If any of you among so many readers are interested to go higher in spiritual domain with some help from me from a distance, then you are most welcome to start from today. Workshops are meant for my explanations and lectures by which I can further elaborate the hidden principles which are abbreviated in my poems as posts. Hope many of you would be now interested in more interactions with me and other fellow brothers and sisters. I would be pleased to guide or prompt you to walk on your path of evolution and spiritual unfolding.
I am holding two very important Workshops in the coming days.
Katargama in Sri Lanka, 9th to 14 March 2016. Total no of people 15.
Rishikesh 10th to 12th November 2016. Expected number of people 25 to 30.
Usually in such places the group activities pursued are meditating in spiritually vibrant places and a few lectures by me in an informal manner which are mainly explanation and elaboration on posts, or questions related to picking up someone’s sadhana’s pace or confirmation of their steps taken in the right direction or not. Winding up or facing the current life situations are mainly related to our past karmas or destiny. The more it is cleared, the simpler and easier our daily struggle begins. Acceptance and owning up our life as it is and having enough endurance to endure ups and downs of life is a big victory for humans. A lot of tolerance power and inner light is received when we are able to come to terms with our difficult life situations and thereafter we also start receiving divine help and inner guidance to solve those problems. Peace and calmness enter our life, in peace and calmness and quiet mind, we begin to see glimpses of God-the ultimate quest and highest pursuit of all humans. I am just a mere small instrument in your unfolding of your divine nature and Spirit.
I would like to end this extempore post with my most heartfelt wishes and prayers so that this Earth and planet becomes much more peaceful, loving and tranquil so that all of us live here with more divinity, more joy and without inflicting our fellow brothers and sisters……May love and peace be in all our hearts and may we all spread divine messages in all corners on our Earth. Sarika