The role of ‘power of will’ in a seeker’s life-II

Today is 6th of May, the Akshaya Tritiya festival in India being celebrated all over India. It is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus and celebrated in various ways in different parts of the country and has many legends and stories woven around it. As per the Hindu traditions and culture, this festival is considered as the most significant day to perform sacred deeds, punya karyas. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the giver of bounty, prosperity, bliss, peace and liberation. Worshipping of Lord Vishnu on this day eradicates and removes one’s sins and makes free from all sorrows and one attains salvation, moksha.

During this whole morning there was intense calmness within me and in spite of doing many tasks, I just could not disconnect my mind from the unbroken serenity lingering since I woke up. After all the daily cares were performed, I therefore sat down to meditate again. The irrepressible calmness held on to me firmly after which I plunged deep inside and became one with my Soul. The intense calling of my Soul quickly took me back again to one of my previous visions which I had on January the 21st, when I first saw Lord Vishnu in a white temple. You may find the complete narration of this occurrence in my earlier post titled Expand your consciousness-I.

For some unknown reasons, on every Akshaya Tritiya day I in one way or another, keep in mind Shri Mahavatar Babaji more than other days and that too quite naturally.  The ancient Badri Narayan temple in the Himalayas reopen today for all the devotees after winter.  Before the fall of winter and heavy snow, the idol of Lord Vishnu in Badri Narayan temple is taken down in Joshimath and brought back today every year with much fanfare and colourful procession. As Mahavatar Babaji lives close to the temple in the caves, my mind always remembers him as if Lord Vishnu and revered Babaji are one and the same. Spontaneously, Vishnu Sahastranaam is churning in the back of my mind today as though the chants are being sung there and I hear the rhythmic chanting travelling from the mountains of Himalayas here. Perhaps some of you may find it queer, but that is what is happening to me today.

I have decided to spend this auspicious day in compiling and finishing a new post as a mark of respect and devotion to Mahavatar Babaji and I dedicate this post on ‘the role of power of will in a seeker’s life-II’ at his sacred Lotus feet.  I call upon Him to bless and help all seekers today so that they cultivate and increase their will and their minds get unclamped from the grip of worldly attachments. In addition to this, they may instill a desire in themselves to liberate their bonded souls from the gripping attachments of their smaller self.

His holiness Mahavatar Babaji who has unlimited compassion and mercy on all         humans and every creature alike, responded to my prayers in no time during my meditation and telepathically transmitted this liberating education or Moksha Vidya on this fortunate day. He thus began with a question and gave answers in the form of cryptic solutions to the crippling ignorance of humanity-

      “How did Arjun get spiritual knowledge?

       Because of detachment, vairagya .

When there is detachment or vairagya in life, there is desire or will to know God. But before those situations which give you detachment come, concede and kindle a yearning and a will within you for liberating yourself so that your future is laden with bliss, happiness and absolute peace. It is you who has to develop this will after which I shall help you.

The power of will is a gift to us from God with which we accomplish all our undertakings and tasks. First comes the will to do something; God comes to our rescue later, he sends us help to accomplish all that we wish to attain. But prior to all this it is you who should have the initiative in your heart to do something grand, something new, something huge.

Similarly, only if and when the human being is ready to get rid of his dimness and unawareness, only after such a will is awakened in him, only after he possesses a will to liberate himself that such an  aim is accomplished at an appropriate time.”

 Acquainting about himself, Shri Mahavatar Babaji disclosed,

 “Before my present incarnation, I had a burning desire to help mankind, to salvage them from ignorance and do good to all in the world. So when I was born this time I was born with the same power. Therefore, the spot at which I was born still radiates powerful rays of my power of will. There is a yantra or geometrical figure at this spot which till this date radiates powerful rays of my power of will . You must benefit from it by focusing your mind on this spot in your meditations and the power of will be ignited in you and you shall be gratified.”

And about me he informed, “You were born with a burning desire to free yourself from the bondage of the fruit of your actions. Therefore when the right time arrived, I quickly sent you to Yogananda(YSS),  Nityananda and Shaligram (Ganeshpuri) and to The Mother (Pondicherry) for your spiritual education. They all are your gurus, Masters and I am your Param Guru, Highest Master. The will to cover up and complete your karmic obligations was so intense that you fulfilled it in the minimum time possible.

The time taken by any seeker or learner to accomplish and complete his spiritual duties and obligations is entirely dependent on the extent of will power possessed by him or the will generated by him within himself. It takes as much time as he decides to free himself. God is very merciful; God will not initiate or stop the help and cooperation that he sends through nature unless you want it. Therefore reduce that time and meditate on God and pray to Him right now –

Oh my Lord!  Please accept my prayers lovingly. Clear the darkness and gloom of my infinite incarnations, bring my darkness to an end. Free me from the binding forces of my actions. Please reveal thyself, give me your glimpse because of whose power my darkness will fly away. Show me Light, my Lord! Show me your divine nature not by miracles but by your spiritual light. Light the flame of your Light, Jyot inside me. Lead me from darkness to Light by holding my hand, my Lord, I am your ignorant child!

May love, peace and brotherhood be my attributes and may I always serve all your children untiringly. Expand my heart so much that I include all your sons. Appear before me, my Lord, show me your attributes, reveal thyself, my Lord, reveal thyself, please!

Oh God! From this day on  my attention and mind will be always fixed on you. May I always bow at your pious  feet.

May your children live long at all times, may there be life on earth eternally, may there be greenery always everywhere and may your children spread the message of universal love, immortality and peace in all corners of the world. God, I shall also be a part of this sacred work and I wish for the wellbeing, auspiciousness and goodness for all your children. I shall be your obedient child and serve you always. This is my wish, my will, please accept my wish on this auspicious day my Lord!!”

                                        Asatoma sadgamaya

Tamsoma jyotirgamaya

Mrityorma amritamgamaya

Om shanti, shanti, shanti, Om!

 

Translation:

Oh Lord! Lead us from ignorance to Truth

From darkness to Light and

From death to immortality

Om Shanti, shanti, shanti Om!!

This is a Shanti Mantra, a hym of peace from ancient Rig Veda.

Foot note- For beginners: In Bhagwat Geeta, the holy scripture of Hindus, Lord Krishna imparts the knowledge of Self and immortality in the battle field to Arjun, one of the Pandava brothers . In a state of complete remorse and detachment, Arjun wishes to renounce everything for the sake of peace and brotherhood. So it is implied that even before such a drastic stage appears in our life, we must kindle a will to liberate ourselves from the bondage of karmic compulsions so that we  know God.

(picture of rangoli-courtesy google image)

6 Responses to The role of ‘power of will’ in a seeker’s life-II

  1. Shahid says:

    Thank you again for this wonderful post.

    Gosh, Have you memorized the entire Vishnu Sahastranaam? Why i ask is because i took a printout of about 7 pages of Vishnu Sahastranaam and was having difficulty to pronounce it correctly. I have seen/heard youtube videos too but somehow have still not started chanting the Sahastranaam. If one is not able to chant all the names daily, will chanting even a few names of Lord Vishnu benefit us ?
    I used to do the Shri Hanuman Chalisa a few months back.

    Does Babaji’s yantra shape have a meaning ? Can you please tell us why he chose this particular yantra shape ?

    Today I was guided to chant this mantra which I did aloud while I was riding my scooter, Arut Perum Jyothi, Thani Perum Karunai.

    The prayer to God towards the end is superb, Just love it .

  2. spiritinlife says:

    Shahid, it is wonderful to see you putting all your energies and time in your spiritual development. May God bless you and all your efforts.
    No, I don’t know Vishnu Sahastranaam by heart but if it is being played, I can sing along because I have heard it so many times. If you can remember just a few names of Lord Vishnu like Vasudeva, Jagannath, Vishweshawar, Janardan, then also it is beneficial. It is the intensity of your intention that flows from the heart and mind that will matter. A stage will come when you don’t have to utter any word and if you only remember Mahavatar Babaji, the benefits will flow.
    The yantra is basically a collection of divine energies- shakti. And as you have read in many blog posts that Babaji was reborn this time with a magnitude as large as the Himalayas as far as will power and desire to help others in liberating themselves is concerned, this spot of yantra helps those who wish to have a strong will power to get rid of their ignorance and in the end liberate themselves of it. All spiritual places have special powers but we are not aware about their speciality.

    Now regarding the prayer in this post in the end. When I said these prayers to the sweet Lord and my Holy Masters, I meant it. I was soaked with intense love and my heart cried, such was the yearning for God……the yearning should be like a fire which will not be extinguished. Aflame…..
    Yes, yes, it is so very special and I am thankful to you for bringing it out for everyone. I request all to repeat this prayer as many times as you can to generate intense love for God and in this process, the darkness inside shall be removed slowly. The words and content should resonate inside you throughout days and nights…..

    Oh my Lord! Please accept my prayers lovingly. Clear the darkness and gloom of my infinite incarnations, bring my darkness to an end. Free me from the binding forces of my actions. Please reveal thyself, give me your glimpse because of whose power my darkness will fly away. Show me Light, my Lord! Show me your divine nature not by miracles but by your spiritual light. Light the flame of your Light, Jyot inside me. Lead me from darkness to Light by holding my hand, my Lord, I am your ignorant child!

    May love, peace and brotherhood be my attributes and may I always serve all your children untiringly. Expand my heart so much that I include all your sons. Appear before me, my Lord, show me your attributes, reveal thyself, my Lord, reveal thyself, please!

    Oh God! From this day on my attention and mind will be always fixed on you. May I always bow at your pious feet.

    May your children live long at all times, may there be life on earth eternally, may there be greenery always everywhere and may your children spread the message of universal love, immortality and peace in all corners of the world. God, I shall also be a part of this sacred work and I wish for the wellbeing, auspiciousness and goodness for all your children. I shall be your obedient child and serve you always. This is my wish, my will, please accept my wish on this auspicious day my Lord!!”

  3. I read this article once again a few weeks ago, but a day before I read it, the following words flowed from within, and to my surprise it is something that resonates with the lines in this wonderful and important post:

    ———————————————
    Reveal Thyself, Oh Dearest Lord!
    ———————————————
    My Dear Lord, this being seeks Thee,

    Beyond the form of its body,
    Beyond the hunger in its belly,
    Beyond the pleasure of its senses,
    Beyond the brilliance of its intelligence,
    Beyond the peace and calm of its mind,
    Beyond the depth and beauty of its soul,

    It seeks Thy Divine Love, Thy Formless Light, Thy Infinite Joys.

    Reveal Thyself, Oh Dearest Lord! Reveal Thyself, Reveal Thyself, Reveal Thyself!
    ——————————————————————

    How do we begin to thank You for the unending Grace and unending Blessings showered upon us thorough the Divine words of the Guru and the dauntless will of Maa? We may only begin to thank You each day and each moment but it will never be enough, Oh Dearest Lord!

  4. Midhun Pk says:

    Ohm namo bhagavade vasudevaya..

    Thanks ma for this sacred post.

    pranam to param guru babaji…

    i really love the prayer which starts with ” Oh my Lord”..

    thanks to sri babaji for his sacred advices.

    Lord i am your ignorant child…

    Lord, seeking blessing for the will power to practice dispassion,vairagya…for all wandering souls..for all who come here…

    With love,

    Midhun

  5. Shahid says:

    Acquainting about himself, Shri Mahavatar Babaji disclosed,

    “ Before my present incarnation, I had a burning desire to help mankind, to salvage them from ignorance and do good to all in the world. So when I was born this time I was born with the same power. Therefore, the spot at which I was born still radiates powerful rays of my power of will. There is a yantra or geometrical figure at this spot which till this date radiates powerful rays of my power of will . You must benefit from it by focusing your mind on this spot in your meditations and the power of will be ignited in you and you shall be gratified.” ❤

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