My unforeseen, unbelievable communication with Adi Shankaracharya on a fateful day-II 

May 24, 2018

 

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Adi Shankaracharya

Kalady, his birth place in Kerala, India

Part-I  

Preface-We continue with our last thought and that is my conversations with Adi Shankaracharya, the 8th century philosopher, world teacher and a great scholar of Vedanta philosophy. After my visit to Kalady in Kerala on the 4th May, 2018, a series of dialogue took place in my meditation. 

However, this dialogue was unique. It was wide apart from previous ones that I had before with the blessed souls like Swami Shivananda, Bogarnathar, Swami Kartikeyan, Agastya Maharishi and Guru Gorakhnath during the end of 2014 and through 2015. These articles were composed after I got the knowledge from the above mentioned Sadgurus by either the direct or indirect transference method. 

To recall what is meant by these two methods, I am quoting from an older post–https://spiritinlife.blog/2014/12/16/my-conversations-with-swami-shivanandji-on-an-auspicious-day-iii/ 

“There are two ways I can transmit my thoughts to you-directly and indirectly. Direct transference is when I and you both are connected in mind and sitting somewhere focused arousing our mental connections through a travel passage and using that conduit to send and receive messages. Recall the experience of ‘The Hidden Light’ and many more such experiences which you have documented as poems on FB recently. I have been speaking like this to you for many months now. 

There is another very advanced method of transference of knowledge and message. It is called indirect mental transference. You have reached a very advanced state of mental development through my guidance and constant vigilance. Your mind space is full of only useful information and your memory is embedded with only experiences of divine contact. I can without inviting you to connect with me, send information by sending that data through ether and I can save and store my data in your brain like you do on cloud computer. Your mind is my drop box. You can always access that information when you meditate singly whenever you like and have time to do so. 

When you were sleeping in the early hours of the morning, I was meditating. I conveyed my thoughts or sankalps to you mentally and wished that you receive each and every thought of mine when you wake up in the morning. So, when you sat quietly in silence and brought your mind inwards, you received the thoughts which I had transmitted to you and you heard me speaking to you in meditation through your intuitive powers of the mind.” 

Commentary- 

You may like to know the following- 

How is this dialogue with Adi Shankaracharya unique? 

It is unique because it was procured through astral travel. 

What is astral travel? 

It is a mode of travel used by the subtlest mana or mind. 

What is the procedure? 

Special, my very special experience 

To tell you about the procedure of astral travel in detail, it is mandatory that I narrate the unseen workings that took place quietly in Kalady on 4th, and on 7th and 8th of May after I came home from Kalady. My brief narration will be self-explanatory to answer your natural curiosities. 

I have already mentioned right in the beginning that my visit to the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya was most unexpected and unplanned. It was a dream come true. Abundant ripples of joy were dancing in the sea of tranquillity in this contained heart once the news broke!  

In Kalady temple, every moment was absorbed with sincere gratitude and thankfulness. As I moved step by step throughout the whole place, I was astir and simmering with a deep sense of loss. This kind of loss is very prevalent when I visit the holy places of all my Gurus. I experience something different and curve into a state of deprivation and a sense of deep loss. I without fail every time, yearn to be in their holy presence and regret having lost the opportunity to have spent my life as their devout disciple with these Holy Souls when they incarnated! 

I am reticent; I am without any murmurs and vocalization about my great sense of loss. It has happened in all the sacred places of special significance connected with my line of several Gurus. I wanted to study in their blessed presence and occupy a place in their holy feet! I wanted to earn their blessings by my eternal loyalty towards them.  With my endurance and fortitude in my life-long strife to actualize all their precious gems which they would have given to me to purify my Soul and merge myself with their own eternal brilliant light, I wanted to earn their blessings! My heart weeps while I say this or when I write my concealed, inner most yearnings for the world to know it now! 

I travel astrally to Adi Shankaracharya! 

The sacred knowledge that is saved and documented here was not earned by direct or indirect method. Instead it was achieved by another method of bringing down the ancient Seer’s treasures down to Earth from other far off territories or brahamaand or Universe. And that unique method adopted was through astral travel. 

Fully comprehending my submerged feelings in Kalady when I having felt his acute absence when I could not find Adi Shankaracharya in the physical form, he adopted a method which fulfilled my persisting longing. He called me to his resting place, somewhere very far in the uppermost skies in Space. I travelled to him in his sphere of existence after having left my physical body on the Earth. I did this a few times in the day as well as night after I came back from his birth place. 

What then is the difference between earlier adopted methods and this of thought transference? 

In the earlier described methods, the recipient and the sender both are located far away and are separated by physical distance. One relays mental thoughts situated at a distance and the receiver receives them either directly or indirectly by thought transference. 

Manas or mana is made up of light of God. It has three segments or parts. The lightest part is at the base and more filled with rays of Cosmic Light after it has been purified thoroughly. When the manas is prepared and completely devoid of worldly thoughts, it can travel at a frightening speed to any destination in the Universe with the will of the traveller. 

Sushumna nadi or the central nadi or nerve in the spinal cord plays the dominant role in this procedure and God’s will is the initiator. 

In astral travel, a part of the subtlest manas or mind releases after detaching itself and travels through akash or etherThis part is called ati sukshma mana or extremely subtle or benign mind. It is composed of ati sukshma prana or very subtle life force. It is beyond space and time and has no limitation of gravitational pull or any other physical force pulling it back to earth. 

When the call is placed or an invite is sent by one Divine being to some other being located at a far-off distance, the action starts. This method can be applied at the highest level of mode of communication since no information is lost. In the previous two types of methods, when the recipient wakes up suddenly to the normal behaviour of the world after meditation, there is a possibility of some information being lost unless the receiver is residing in a very quiet and serene atmosphere devoid of high decibels of sound. The latter is more reliable, efficient method of exchange of ideas and thoughts. It comes with continuous practice and blessings from the Holy Sadgurus at the behest of God. 

When the sender or starter of this mode of communication (Adi Shankaracharya in this case) does not wish to stoop low on a territory which is infested with chaos, noise and disharmony, the secondary party or receiver (myself in this case) accepts the invitation of the primary party or sender. As both are free of discordant vibrations, an agreement is reached. Assimilation of each other’s energies is the first point to begin with. Both are willing and eager to connect and exchange their vital energies called prana or life force. At this stage there is no room for ego, only respect and goodwill exist. 

I am extremely blessed and fortunate to have been chosen by Adi Shankaracharya when I was taken to such blessed realms of Spiritual Consciousness. A few times I travelled to the astral abode of Adi Shankaracharya as I slipped into deepest levels of my mind only after I switched off links with the prevailing physical world around me. Our meeting and conversation took place miles away from the Earth and so much was exchanged in such less time! 

With my physical body left behind, I was free of all my body limitations and my mind could speed dizzily and be in presence of his astral holy body! I was completely soaked in deepest peace ever and was in a land where the sense of time and compartments of hour, minute or fractions were wiped out. It was a land of timelessness and continued infinity.  I had touched the sphere of a region which is beyond anant or eternity. I reached anant ke pare or a place beyond eternity. 

This experience resembled my earlier astral meetings with Swami Kartikeyan, Bogarnathar, Guru Gorakhnath, Agastya Maharishi and even Swami Shivananda. I have undergone elementary level astral voyages with them after I returned from Sri Lanka in 2016. The difference was only in duration in time. My meeting with Adi Shankaracharya was longer, could be recounted, recalled and remembered too well as by now I had some practice and experience of going beyond eternity.Priot to this, I was getting acclimatized to such benign experiences and was not able to go over my subtlest experiences because of lack of practice and high decibels surrounding me. In this special meeting with Adi Shankaracharya, however, I was aware of the prevalent deepest peace and tranquillity which he emitted and I stretched my time consciously as far as I could have. What I could not attain today in this time of my life in Kalady, I was able to achieve that through astral travel to the residing territory of Adi Shankaracharya. 

Part-II 

Dialogue between two of us 

Me- “Who are you?” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“I am a very ancient, renowned philosopher, intellectual and Self Realized being. My lives have been difficult and full of penance. I practised Yoga and scriptures in more than hundred lives. I perfected and mastered Atma Gyan many lives before I became Shankaracharya of India. I was always born and reincarnated only in India, the most pious land of Sages. 

I enjoyed solitude, maun (silence) and brahmacharya (celibacy) as that creates time to contemplate and realize. In many incarnations, I have served my Holy teachers; besides that I have done tremendous seva (service)and daan (charity) in all my lives.” 

Me-“Why did you take a birth this time?” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“I came into this world with a fixed mission and limited time. Work was soon accomplished; the purpose was lofty. Have very lofty purpose of living your life. 

God made me an instrument of a spiritual revolution and reformation in the Hindu Dharma because it was my own will or sankalpa to achieve this feat singlehandedly and without taking a break. I have mastered my mind and am adept in resolving my thought or mind power to do revolutionary things in society. Reason- 

Sankalpa (resolution) made in the right direction and made with very good intentions can help mankind for many centuries and in this waypeople draw inspiration to make their lives enriched and purposeful. 

You are doing the same. You are a very beautiful soul full of radiance, joy and kindness. Your work is appreciated in the astral sky and the essence and positive energy is consumed mentally by the meditating saints. The embedded powerful thoughts of various Rishis provide mental power in the other worlds also since the spiritual powers are continuously being released. Your blog is beyond words and time and space. People are not capable of extracting the kernel, the essential light and energy embedded in the pages. 

The Seers or Rishis have accumulated and deposited some of their finest mental powers in the drop box called Spiritinlife. Their years of penance can be known by masses through these articles documented for posterity. God has spoken through these Sages and has wished that the world must awaken to these timeless realities. 

Today, I shall empower you, enlighten you and take you up in never before heights from where you shall broadcast my innermost realizations and earnings of thousands of years of penance. 

You are a rare person, you are now invincible because of your immeasurable punyas  (merits) which you have earned each day by serving humanity. 

Through you God will reveal its own secrets, facts and hidden realities.” 

Me-“But Swamiji, this is so unplanned and unexpected.” 

Adi ShankaracharyaToday as you never anticipated that I shall speak to you and give personal guidance, I was equally unprepared when I began writing Bhaj Govindam. But it took me more than 15 months to finish it because in those days life was too hard to live and penance was stricter and more regimented. It was also impossible to find shelter and food since every place that was offered was not pious. So, I made an excuse and left the place. I was unusually selective. I lived in intense heat, cold and rain.  

I did not take samadhi at the age of thirty-two. I died of cold and rain and lack of food and water. I caught cold through my feet when I visited Shri Kedarnath dham.  As food was not easily available at that time, I succumbed to acute lack of energy and heat in the body. Nonetheless, my work was accomplished. 

Today it is absolutely reverse. There is excess of food, pollution, noise and restlessness in people and resources are so easily available in all places day and night. Unfortunately, people are not inclined towards refraining, detaching and releasing their ego and desires. Time can be conquered in this era as life has become super-fast and there are fastest means of communications. The media and fast communications should be used for the betterment of the world as a whole and personally people should save time by achieving more results in a fast world and for attaining God in least time.

My writings are immortal. On the scale of five, they earn five stars and your writings four stars. It is because during my incarnations, life was slow, people innocent and the world and life was full of pranic energy. The atmosphere was serene most of the time. With you it is contrary. There is no peacefulness, only crowded places, noise, chaos and congestion everywhere. But soon your writings will also be five stars. I will make it happen. They will be appreciated world wide and remembered for its uniqueness and lucidity as well as exceptional essence.” 

Me-“Please advise me on what should be the conduct of a disciple. 

Adi Shankaracharya“Atma is Sakshi, a witness. It observes you in every second and moment. Guru and Atma are one. Atma cannot be cheated or won by cleverness but can be won easily with innocence, kindness and service with the continuous guidance of an Atma Gyani Guru. 

Atma Gyani Guru is attained with great difficulty once in millions of years. 

The Guru cannot be deceived by any Maya or pralobhan (lure). He can be enticed by purity and a heart freed of all desires.  

God and Guru are one. God speaks to Guru and Guru dispenses. Guru and shishya can become one when the Maya is absolved from the inner most layers of mind of shishya. 

Me-“What is the real goal of life?”  

Adi Shankaracharya-“Very few people realize the real goal in life because their desires drive them into endless lives. 

When the jeevatma cuts through all the layers of Mana, the Atma shines. Know your Atma. 

Bhaj Govindam, my great work and composition, was composed with this aim. Revise the lessons advocated by me in this great composition through musical and lyrical renditions. It was a very spontaneous act when I was at a Ghat (bank) of Ganga river in Kashi. I looked around and saw people in so much suffering in body and mind. But they did not seem to have thought about its relief or remedy and elimination. After that I met an aged scholar in Kashi and seeing him spontaneously, I began preaching him. I told him to sing glories of Lord and not waste precious time in debates and intellectual exchanges.” 

Me-“How to remove the thin layer of delusion?” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“Antahkaran or inner most layer is where most sadhaks stop and do not work harder to remove the subtlest ego. Many devotees, saints cannot even differentiate the difference of ego and God’s will.  

How to remove that thin layer of delusion you have asked. 

By various regular methods of practices like satsanga, (holy company) keeping maun, (silence) fasting, deliberation, detachment and being desire free. 

Me-“What is Maya?” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“There is no Maya, mana is Maya. 

There is no poverty, your mind is poor. 

There is no dukh (misery) or unhappiness. Your mind is away from the joy and Ananda (ecstasy) of Atma, achieve that. 

You are timeless, priceless and endless. Love your Atma and Guru.” 

Me- “I see the world in a state of restlessness and uneasiness relentlessly.” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“In today’s world all people are entangled in vasanas, (lust) moh, (attachment) maya (delusion and confusion) and have no discrimination because their indriya (senses) comfort them. Their mind has no power over the indriya and they drift from one life to another like a reckless boat.” 

Me-“Why are we born?” 

Adi Shankaracharya- “The purpose of this life is to know the nature of Atma, avinashi Atma and remove the delusion of Anatma or temporal. Both are interwoven like fire and heat. We feel the heat and see the fire. Atma is to be experienced with the help of a Guru and the Maya is to be disregarded with vivek (wisdom) and vichara (contemplation). All the miseries are invited by the ignorant men. They weep, they suffer and they reincarnate. Only the fortunate ones take the refuge of a Guru and take Mukti (salvation) from this endless wandering and weeping. Atma should be known to avoid further suffering. 

Me-“Swamiji in times such as this one, I cannot even utter words of thanks as I have fallen silent. Words seem noise in your presence. There is so much shanti and shunya in your holy company.” 

Adi Shankaracharya-“I bless you my child! As a child you have been interested in Divine knowledge through vivek, vairagya in solitary moments.  

You are my favourite because from a young age you have been most inclined to know and realize the subtle realities of eternal truths with vairagya, vichara. You have studied my Vivek Chudamani and wish to go deeper into its meaning and inner hidden perceptions if time permits. You have great reverence for all my works and realize its importance. 

You have studied well and contemplated upon what is-vasanaichchamoha and Atma. 

You have completed your task of releasing all vasanasichchas in very limited time. Your clean anatahkaran (inner most mind or mana) is your biggest asset in deriving knowledge from the very illuminated Souls. You have taken minimum time to purify yourself as vairagya was behind your intellect giving you light to navigate. Your investigative and interrogative nature made this impossible job possible. You have read the holy scriptures in many lives. You have also read my Vivek Chudamani many times. 

I have come to you astrally when you were a small girl and imparted the essence of Vivek Chudamani in your sub conscious mind. When you formally read Vivek Chudamani in your youth you understood the meaning or bhavartha, instantly because of my transference or relay of the mental power in the past. 

Today you are Muktjeevan mukta, free from all impurities of Maya. You are like a Paras, Touch stone transforming stones to gold with the benefaction, attribution and contributions of many other holy souls at the behest of God’s approval. 

About significance of holy scriptures- 

I will help only those who will understand and study two of my best writings-Vivek Chudamani and Guru Paduka Strotam. Without realizing and acknowledging the compassion, benediction and contribution of Divine Gurus, you will never be able to play your role of a true seeker. 

Conclusion-Spiritual knowledge is the highest knowledge. Knowing Atma is highest attainment. Serving brothers and sisters is the highest worship. Silence is most fruitful for inner calmness and steadiness in Atma. Satsanga is the holiest place for purification and Vedantic knowledge is quickest in freeing the Soul from its dense and gross matter of mind. 

Atma is free, Atma is Universal. Atma is unchangeable. Atma is eternal. Atma is shashwat (eternal)and nirakaar (without any shape). 

Atma is regained with the grace, blessing and unconditional love for Sadguru in every life. 

 

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Part-III  

Guru Paduka Stotram by Adi Shankaracharya in Sanskrit 

अनंत संसार समुद्र तार नौकायिताभ्यां गुरुभक्तिदाभ्यां। 

वैराग्य साम्राज्यद पूजनाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥१॥ 

 

कवित्व वाराशि निशाकराभ्यां दौर्भाग्यदावांबुदमालिक्याभ्यां। 

दूरीकृतानम्र विपत्तिताभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥२॥ 

 

नता ययोः श्रीपतितां समीयुः कदाचिदप्याशु दरिद्रवर्याः। 

मूकाश्च वाचसपतितां हि ताभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥३॥ 

 

नाली कनी काशपदाहृताभ्यां नानाविमोहादिनिवारिकाभ्यां। 

नमज्जनाभीष्टततिब्रदाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥४॥ 

 

नृपालिमौलि ब्रज रत्न कांति सरिद्विराज्झषकन्यकाभ्यां। 

नृपत्वदाभ्यां नतलोकपंक्ते: नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥५॥ 

 

पापांधकारार्क परंपराभ्यां तापत्रयाहींद्र खगेश्वराभ्यां। 

जाड्याब्धि संशोषण वाड्वाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥६॥ 

 

शमादिषट्क प्रदवैभवाभ्यां समाधि दान व्रत दीक्षिताभ्यां। 

रमाधवांघ्रि स्थिरभक्तिदाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥७॥ 

 

स्वार्चा पराणामखिलेष्टदाभ्यां स्वाहासहायाक्ष धुरंधराभ्यां। 

स्वान्ताच्छ भावप्रदपूजनाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥८॥ 

 

कामादिसर्प व्रजगारुडाभ्यां विवेक वैराग्य निधि प्रदाभ्यां। 

बोध प्रदाभ्यां दृत मोक्ष दाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥९॥ 

 Translation: 

अनंत संसार समुद्र तार नौकायिताभ्यां गुरुभक्तिदाभ्यां। 

वैराग्य साम्राज्यद पूजनाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥१॥ 

अनंत –endless, समुद्रतार – crossing of ocean, नौकायिताभ्यां – By being like a boat , गुरुभक्तिदाभ्याम् – That which endows me with a devotion to Guru, वैराग्य- renunciation, साम्राज्य – dominion पूजनाभ्यां – The worship of Guru blesses us, नमो नमः श्रीगुरुपादुकाभ्याम् –  My prostrations to those holy sandals of my Guru. 

The Sadguru is the boat. 

The crossing of this endless ocean of samsara is enabled
by the boat by sincere devotion to Guru
Showing me the way to the valuable kingdom of renunciation, renunciation of ignorance,
O dear Guru, I bow to thy holy sandals, I worship your silent presence in my heart ||1|| 

 

कवित्व वाराशि निशाकराभ्यां दौर्भाग्यदावांबुदमालिक्याभ्यां। 

दूरीकृतानम्र विपत्तिताभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥२॥ 

कवित्ववाराशि – For the ocean of knowledge, निशाकराभ्यां – which is like a full moon, 

दौर्भाग्य – misfortune, दावांबुद – (दावा+ अंबूद) दावा -fire, अंबूद- water, मालिकाभ्याम्  – down pour, दूरिकृता – remove, नम्र – humble, who prostrate, विपत्ततिभ्यां – the group of distresses/ sorrows 

 Salutation to the sandals of my Guru 

They are an ocean of knowledge, resembling full moon  

Guru Padukas are like downpour of water, they put out the fire of misfortunes, 

They remove the various distresses of those who surrender to Guru, 

O dear Gurudev, I bow to thy holy sandals. ||2|| 

 

नता ययोः श्रीपतितां समीयुः कदाचिदप्याशु दरिद्रवर्याः। 

मूकाश्च वाचसपतितां हि ताभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥३॥ 

नता – who prostrate/ who surrender, ययोः – to them holy Paduka, श्रीपतितां – great possessors of wealth, समीयुः – have turned out, कदाचिदप्याशु – (कदाचिदपि + अशु ) kadachidapi – even, ashu – immediately, दरिद्रवर्याः – the worst poverty-stricken
मूकाश्र्च – the dumb, वाचस्पति – great master of speech 

 Those who prostrate to the blessed padukas of their Guru 

Become possessors of great wealth 

And overcome the curse of their poverty (ignorance) very quickly 

To such padukas my infinite prostrations. ||3|| 

 

नालीक नीकाश पदाहृताभ्यां नानाविमोहादिनिवारिकाभ्यां। 

नमज्जनाभीष्टततिब्रदाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥४॥ 

नालीक – a bunch of lotus, नीकाश – similar to, पदाहृताभ्यां (पद + आहृताभ्यां ) – पद -legs, आहृताभ्यां – attractive,  नानाविमोहादि – all kinds of ignorant desires, निवारिकाभ्याम् – remove
नमज्जन – who bow their heads, अभीष्ट – desires, तति – plenty, प्रदाभ्यां – fulfil 

Attracting us to the Lotus-like feet of our Guru, 

Removing all kinds of desires borne out of ignorance, 

Fulfilling all the desires of the disciple who bows humbly 

To such padukas, I humbly offer my obeisance. ||4|| 

 

नृपालिमौलि ब्रज रत्न कांति सरिद्विराज्झषकन्यकाभ्यां। 

नृपत्वदाभ्यां नतलोकपंक्ते: नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥५॥ 

नृपालि – all the king, मौलि – the crown, व्रजरत्न – precious stone, कांति – shine like, सरिद् – the big river, विराजत् – infested, झष – a crocodile, कन्यकाभ्याम् – a beautiful girl, नृपत्वदाभ्यां – lifted up to the great rank of sovereignty, नतलोकपंकते: – to who a queue of people bowed at 

Shining like a precious stone adorning the crown of a king 

They (Guru) stand out like a beautiful damsel in a river infested with crocodiles 

They raise the devotees to the state of sovereign emperors by freeing them, 

To such padukas, I humbly offer my obeisance. ||5|| 

 

पापांधकारार्क परंपराभ्यां तापत्रयाहींद्र खगेश्वराभ्यां। 

जाड्याब्धि संशोषण वाड्वाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥६॥ 

पापांधकारार्क (पापांधकार + अर्क) – पापांधकार – darkness of sins, अर्क- Sun, परंपराभ्यां – a chain of तापत्रयाहींद्र (तापत्रय + अहींद्र ) : तापत्रय – three pains of samsara (*तीन प्रकार के कष्ट- दैहिक, दैविक और भौतिक), अहींद्र – cobra, खगेश्र्वराभ्याम् (खग + ईश्वराभ्याम)   – a king of birds –Eagle, जाड्याब्धि (जाड्य+ अब्धि) : जाड्य – ignorance (अज्ञान) , अब्धि – ocean, संशोषण – dries away, वाडवाभ्यां – a terrific fire 

Shining radiantly like the Sun, eradicating the endless darkness of the disciples’ sins, 

Like an eagle who consumes the snake (serpent of desires), the Guru is like an eagle who engulfs and swallows up the painful desires of disciples, removes the three-fold pains of Samsara* 

Like an inferno of fire whose heat dries away the ocean of ignorance of disciples, 

To such supreme padukas of my Gurudev, I humbly surrender. ||6|| 

 

शमादिषट्क प्रदवैभवाभ्यां समाधि दान व्रत दीक्षिताभ्यां। 

रमाधवांघ्रि स्थिरभक्तिदाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥७॥ 

 शमादिषट्क – The six virtues starting with shama are— **shamadamauparatititikshaashraddhaasamaadhaana , प्रद: endows वैभवाभ्यां – a wealth of 

समाधिदान व्रतदीक्षिताभ्याम् – initiated with the vow of charity and self realization 

रमाधवाध्रिस्थिरभक्तिदाभ्यां –  (रमाधव + अंघ्रि + स्थिरभक्तिदाभ्यां): रमाधव -Shri Vishnu – husband of Rama (Laxmi) , अंघ्रि –feet, स्थिरभक्तिदाभ्यां – blesses with permanent devotion 

 They endow us with the glorious six qualities or virtues like Shama, 

They vow to bless the initiated ones with the ability to go into samadhi. 

Blessing the devotees with permanent devotion for the feet of Lord Vishnu, 

To such divine padukas I offer my salutations! ||7|| 

 

स्वार्चा पराणामखिलेष्टदाभ्यां स्वाहासहायाक्ष धुरंधराभ्यां। 

स्वान्ताच्छ भावप्रदपूजनाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥८॥ 

स्वार्चापराणाम् – who are ever- available for seva, अखिलेष्टदाभ्यां – bestows all the wishes of them, स्वाहासहायाक्षधुरंधराभ्याम (स्वाहा +सहायाक्षधुरंधराभ्याम) –  स्वाहा – absorbed, सहायाक्षधुरंधराभ्याम –  awakening the sincere aspirants
स्वांताच्छभावप्रदपूजनाभ्यां – which grace one’s own hidden real nature 

Fulfilling all the wishes of the disciples thus opening the chains,  

Who are ever-available and dedicated for seva, 

Awakening the sincere aspirants to the divine state of self-realization, 

I again and again prostrate to those Padukas of my Poojya Gurudev ||8|| 

 

कामादिसर्प व्रजगारुडाभ्यां विवेक वैराग्य निधि प्रदाभ्यां। 

बोध प्रदाभ्यां दृत मोक्ष दाभ्यां नमो नमः श्री गुरु पादुकाभ्यां॥९॥ 

कामादिसर्प – to the serpants of desires, व्रजगारुडाभ्यां – like an eagle, विवेक – discrimination वैराग्य – renunciation, निधिप्रदाभ्याम् – bless with the valuable treasure बोधप्रदाभ्यां – Enlighted with true knowledge, दृतमोक्षदाभ्यां – bless with instant (दृत) liberation from shackles of world 

They are like an eagle for all the serpents of desires, 

Blessing us with the valuable treasure of discrimination (vichar)and renunciation (vairagya) 

Granting us the knowledge to get instant liberation from the shackles of this world, 

My prostrations and prostrations to those holy Padukas of my Sadguru! ||9|| 

 

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Notes and references-“Adhi, VyadhiUpadhi,* he uttered unexpectedly and restarted and picked up our silent, uninterrupted conversations once again. 

I had read this in scriptures many years back and was taken aback, what is the context here and will I be able to do justice in my writing, I thought to myself. 

“Are caused by your own actions, he said and create suffering in mental, physical, and emotional bodies respectively. 

Taapatraya Vinaashaya– your Guru will destroy your three heat or sufferings and they are caused by none other than you.” 

From earlier post-https://spiritinlife.blog/2016/10/02/my-most-unexpected-communique-with-guru-gorakh-nath-i/ 

 

**shamadamauparatititikshaashraddhaasamaadhaana , 

Six-fold virtues to be adopted by the aspirant on the path of knowledge of Self-Realization 

Shama= calmness of mind 

 Dama = control of five karma indriya or organs of actions  

uparati = self-withdrawal by turning the mind from objects of enjoyment 

titikshaa = the power of endurance 

shraddhaa = unshakeable faith in existence of God, Gurus and the scriptures. 

samaadhaana= A sense of wellbeing and blessedness after surrendering to the divine Guru. A desire for God is afire if these virtues are followed and practiced by the seeker. 

For deep study-http://sivanandaonline.org/public_html/?cmd=displaysection&section_id=761 

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Videos and Audios of Rishikesh Discourse 22nd to 25th March, 2018-II

May 20, 2018

Videos

Rishikesh Discourse 23.03.2018 – Part I 

Rishikesh Discourse 23.03.2018 – Part II

Rishikesh Discourse 24.03.2018 – Part III 

Audios

Rishikesh Discourse 23.03.2018 – Part I

Rishikesh Discourse 23.03.2018 – Part II

Rishikesh Discourse 23.03.2018 – Part III

All audios


My unforeseen, unbelievable communication with Adi Shankaracharya on a fateful day-I

May 19, 2018

10th Spiritinlife Blogging Anniversary on 20th May-On the Eve of this auspicious day, it is my great fortune to enter a new post and I have no words to express my joy when I prepare this new post. I am quiescent! First of all, it is hard to maintain a blog for long and to maintain a regular pace is another challenge. The reason for halting however was conscious. I took some time off to explain my previously written somber and difficult posts in discourses-a series of my conversations with ancient Seers of India. In the past since December of 2014, a regular series of my dialogues with ancient seers of India beginning with Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh to the Param Gurus of Shri Mahavatar Babaji-Agastya Maharishi, Bogarnathar, Swami Kartikeyan were recorded.  

Siddha Guru Gorakhnath was very kind to enlighten me and take me to new heights. Enlightenment came also through the very reclusive Maharishi Kashyapa. https://spiritinlife.blog/2015/12/22/the-shining-stars-in-the-galaxy/ 

However, they were not composed as one to one conversations. This post is in continuation with the series of my conversations with the ancient Seers of India during my exclusive meditations. I never foresaw such a thing happening to me ever. Nonetheless with God’s immense grace, I was able to document on this blog those heavenly moments and my divine conversations in my meditation. With the same sense of amazement and joy, I again take to writing my one more joyful and exclusive write up. And that was my communication with Adi Shankaracharya a few days back. 

I had never anticipated that I would witness a day in my life as a meditator when Adi Shankaracharya would appear to me and connect with my mind telepathically. He seems so far away in the heavenly sky. Yet he is permanently etched in my memories when I, as a student heard Bhaj Govindam authored by him. I also remember the soul touching narration of his Vedant philosophy through these verses by one of the modern -day philosophers. Those rich verses and the grave meaning are still embedded in my psyche.  

God can plan our vital life events in the most bizarre and unexpected manner; they can impact us tremendously. This was one such episode without any doubt. 

How did it emerge? How did it unfold so mysteriously? 

Spiritinlife Annual Meet was announced this year to be held in the beginning of May, 2018 in Kerala to celebrate the tenth blogging Anniversary of Spiritinlife.  

We also planned to visit Guruvayoor temple dedicated to Lord Krishna with some devotees. 

Visiting Kalady, the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya, most unplanned and spontaneous  

On the airport as I was embarking on our journey, I most unexpectedly met someone whom I do not know but is known to my relative. He curiously asked me the purpose of going to Kochi. After knowing the reason, he vehemently insisted that we visit Kalady, the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya only 7 kilometers from the airport!! It was never in our itinerary as we had planned something else. 

I could see God’s presence in the words of that stranger who crossed my path that fateful day.  Kalady was most unplanned and spontaneous and was accommodated in the list in the last few minutes. I comprehended that God was laying the foundation of a big plan and I must just be a quiet seer. I let go of everything in order to witness the will of God markedly. 

On the afternnoon of 4th May 2018, I visited the very serene and spiritually charged birth place of Adi Shankaracharya and sat on that holy sanctum for some time to meditate. I felt too grateful towards God and all the Seers and saints to have ordained such a jubilant day in my life. Words are too small and ineffective to express the extreme thankfulness a devotee offers to God and his appointed sons of God, called Gurus on days like this one… 

Our host in Kerala was similarly very keen that we visit some other holy places of interior Kerala where Adi Shankaracharya did penance. I had not accepted the proposal as we had very little time at our disposal.  But somehow the proposal kept coming back through our host.  Until I understood that another will of God was nudging me, urging me with acute serenity, to accept the auspicious offer; the offer kept reappearing. Ultimately, I accepted the offer with utmost gratitude and felt exclusively blessed for doing so.

On 5th of May, after visiting Guruvayoor temple, I was able to abide by the hidden will of God and we visited those three places connected with life of Adi Shankaracharya. 

They were- 

  1. KannenkaavuMookuthala Bhagavati Temple, Changaramkulam. This is the temple of Parashakti /Bhadrakali 
  2. Kheezekaavubhagavati- Lakshmi 
  3. MelekaavuBhagavati – Saraswati 

When I returned home, my meditation was very lively and powerful and I could see the difference. The silent force awaiting to be discharged was no surprise at all, it was awaited!

(To be continued in next)

 

Birth place of Adi Shankaracharya, Kalady, Kerala

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River Poorna

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At river Poorna in childhood

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(https://ourdharma.wordpress.com/2009/01/03/sri-adi-sankara-caught-by-the-crocodile/)


Commentary & Summaries of long Discourse in Rishikesh- After effects of meditation I, II & III. 22nd to 25th March, 2018-I

May 18, 2018

                Swami Shivananda

Commentary– A long in-house training and rehabilitation Workshop cum Discourse was held in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand on above mentioned three days when a very descriptive and narrative post titled After effects of meditation with all three parts was undertaken.  

Indepth analysis and finer points of the formation, behaviour and reformation of mind and lastly its respite and salvation were disclosed and solutions given on how to bring back the mind to its original state of super consciousness. 

In this post, Swami Shivananda imparted stellar knowledge to me through mind transfer or telepathy during dynamic meditation and revealed its many secrets. That same post was interpreted with an audience in Rishikesh in March of 2018.

Objective and highlights of this Discourse-So far there have been three long in-house discourses in Rishikesh starting from 10th November, 2016 to 25th March, 2018. In this order, three posts were taken up-that of Guru Gorakh Nath, Bogarnathar and Swami Shivananda. And titles correspondingly were-Augment of a New Era, How can you find God in this life? and After effects of meditation. 

In my speech, I highlighted the common thread embedded in all these posts. The three sages have stressed upon – 

-The method of Self Realization and enlightenment adopted in Spiritinlife Open University is Jyoti Marg 

And 

-The nature of mind; how to regain the control of mind and bring it back under our own control to manifest Light of God within. 

-How humans are trapped in the quagmire of Maya and why and how they should retrieve themselves by many methods from this predicament with the grace and kindness of a realized Guru.

Examples. Quoting from Augment of a New Era – 

‘Jyoti Marg or ‘Pathway of Light’ is your natural method which even the ancient seers adopted and mastered. 

The mind can become so powerful one day by it if body, mind and Spirit are balanced most perfectly. 

The mind can travel faster than Light someday if this method is adopted and mastered over many lives, Light cannot be the obstruction at all. 

In place of Light of God, what remains is just God and you can touch God instantaneously and directly in no time. 

‘Jyoti Marg’ or ‘Pathway of light’ has been mastered by particular few and is used for instant messaging and passing on important information and energy. 

God’s highest grace is this where we do not depend on any other mode of communication and we can stay always in His Grace like this. 

And

Guru Gorakh Nath- “Man is blind, man is greedy, man is very selfish, man is not humble and man is not sympathetic by nature.

This is because man does not know and recall that it was God first and then this whole show on Earth!

The temporariness of this ever changing world is very difficult to catch, the delusive powers of God are very astute.

The mirage not possible to overcome, the will of God impossible to tell and the mind of man incredible to win and keep in place.

Time is impossible to sense and predict, past of long human history cannot be peeped into and tapped at all.

Nature cannot be controlled at man’s wish and command, life span of humans cannot be determined at all.

And from After effects of meditation- 

Why did you take this birth? Did you ask yourself ever once?

What is the purpose of your stay here, did you find out until now?

Where will you go from here, do you have any idea about this matter?

What will become of you once you die and live in the upper limits of sky?

And

Calmness of breath and stillness of mind is the secret to avoid all wrongdoings and bungling. 

Years after years and lives after lives, the mind has not been kept in control and rein. 

No time was given to read the mind, speak to one’s own conscience and wait till it speaks to you in return.  

And 

So, we must meditate more to store only useful, compassionate, constructive, useful and beneficial thoughts and ideals. 

If we meditate more, the body receives more energy from the Cosmic Consciousness which can be stored in the cells of the entire body. 

The brain cells can grow at an unanticipated fashion and rate if we segregate and organize the useful and useless knowledge and information. 

New benign cells are needed and we must make them grow in our upper brain to receive the light and rays of Cosmic Consciousness. 

 

Quotes from -How can you find God in this life? 

If you finish the last streak of resistance of the mind when it refuses to bend, you will arrive at a final stage when all cells are sparking. 

The matter becomes Spirit and Spirit is life, consciousness, awareness and illumination that never ends. 

The cells bubble with warmth, energy, effervescence, knowledge and massive life force and current. 

Each cell and compartment begin to emit the light of God through carrying out each action as only God’s will! 

 This is also called ‘Chetna’ or ‘Prakash’ and it is achieved with many lives’ penance and devotion. 

It never dwindles or reduces, on the contrary it increases as the recipient stays in God communion continually. 

The cells are always sparking as God’s rays are continuously alighting to every nook and corner of the being. 

And 

However, this state of awareness is not for all as no one has practiced God union for a very prolonged period in countless incarnations. 

Their focus keeps shifting from one topic to another and the mind is forever dwelling in subjects related to all that is impermanent. 

The mind or mana keeps rotating in its three worlds or states; very rarely peaceful and mum. 

The being revolves in gross, subtle or causal bodies-sthoolsukshma and kaaran shareer. 

  

If you do not know what is mana, how it is formed, how it behaves, how can it become more intangible and communicative towards the Unseen? 

You will always be roaming like a senseless being in three spheres or shareer with your present states of mind. 

The pliable three states of the ever-changing 

How is the mind formed? How should we look after our precious and impressionable mind? 

How not to age or degenerate? How to preserve the longevity of the well-structured and advanced mind? 

How to organize the mind to avoid losing its memory and functionality? 

How to avoid the disturbing or destructive forces which reduce your power? 

  

 The pliable mind is very hard to stop and needs years of steady practice and inner silent revolution. 

The mind or mana becomes placid or faint when it pertains to only peerless Spirit which sometimes is called Parmeshwar or Atma 

And 

The mana can be in three stages- the state of being in the physical world called sthool or physical. 

It can next go a bit inside and enter sukshma or feeling, perceiving state and lastly it can go to its foundation- the kaaran or ego state-the ‘I am’ state. 

Beyond these three states is shunya or emptiness or void where one meets God in light, peace and knowledge. 

Since this topic is very hard to grasp for all, let me now elaborate for you further although speaking for so long is a tedious job! 

  

Top is termed as conscious mind or mana, middle sub conscious and lower is the unconscious. 

Everything that we think, wonder, do, act or observe is captured as a movie and printed in the various levels of mana. 

Together it is a single unit and the printing on the surface is happening every moment to micro minute or second. 

And  

How is the mind formed? How should we look after our precious and impressionable mind? 

How not to age or degenerate? How to preserve the longevity of the well-structured and advanced mind? 

How to organize the mind to avoid losing its memory and functionality? 

How to avoid the disturbing or destructive forces which reduce your power? 

And 

You must lead a very disciplined and austere life and finish all your social obligations to create time and space in your brain. 

You will never again do any unsophisticated action and will always practice God union and communication. 

You must use your senses only as doors or windows to receive outside information and never to indulge! 

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 Summaries of a few participants: 1. Paripurna Pandey 2. Neeta Agarwal 3. Midhun PK

1. Paripurna Pandey

 Om namo bhagavate sivananda

After effects of Meditation I, II, and III – Swami Sivananda. 

Sadhana: We are following the path of Jyoti marg i.e. Pathway to light.  At later stage Sadhana transcend to stage beyond light.  Beyond light only Braham exist.

We are being prepared for Satyug.  Our Great Masters communicates through thought power.  The method could be either instant thought transference mind to mind connect over chord made of astral light or drop box approach where message can come at time including during sleep but can be assessed when desired. Both these modes of communication are possible only with having higher state of mind and Guru’s grace.

Our Sadhana is “Antarman ki Sadhana” which don’t involve external Sadhana. This is ancient method of Sadhana. We come with heavy baggage of past life karma. Our real test is to trust and follow whatever our Guru’s says wholeheartedly without questioning or doubting it.

Importance of Spiritual places -Going to spiritually charged place accelerates our spiritual growth and cleanse our mind.  Our Masters are helping us to go to these highly vibrant places to absorb spiritual energies which not only lightens our baggage but also put us in accelerated path of self-realization. Period till March-2019 is very auspicious and we should utilize it to max.

What is Mind– Our Mind or Manas (not physical mind) can be divided into three layers. Each level can be further sub-divided into three levels or layers. We are diverse group of people where everyone is unique and are at different state of Consciousness level.  Those who went to Katargama had undergone deep cleansing at upper Sub-consciousness layer and now are going through middle or lower level of Sub-consciousness mind layer cleansing.

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Swami Ji was compassionate being, a great Karma yogi and one who had dedicated his entire life for benefit of Mankind and to the service of beloved lord. He gave this knowledge to Ma through mental thought transference. Please know that all knowledge comes from God.  Swami has given this knowledge with great humility to Ma and now Ma has pass this knowledge to us again with great humility. We need to be humble and accept this knowledge with reverence and humility.

-We are living with restless Mind and engaged with unending desires. Meditation helps us calming the mind.  Real process of purification starts when one’s mind is in rest/Maun/calm.  This sacred Knowledge given by Swami ji, once absorbed will act by its own and purify us.

-Fear or worry is Tamas. It means you have forgotten that there is God. Give your best efforts but learn to Trust your destiny.  Be quiet, calm and contended. Please understand that your external world /environment is projection of your inner world or environment.

 – We can create new Pathway, re-wire our brain. We must contemplate, do maun and remove deep patterns or latent tendencies engraved in our mind.

– By putting efforts, one can change his/her destiny. Please do Darun (extreme) efforts. Mukti is not easy. One has to put everything on stake.

– Negative vibrations:  One needs to observant. If it is coming internally stop it. If it is coming from externally, protect yourself. God has given you wisdom. Use it and protect you self. Don’t be Tamsik, saying it is God’s will. Give your best efforts.

 -Our Mind has God’s light. God’s light is covered by dense particle of our bad deeds done in numerous past life.  Whenever we do wrong actions, we get dark mark.  over time the dark cloud of bad deeds hides the light of God.  All this takes out our ability to discriminate between right and wrong actions. One needs to do pious actions as directed by Guru. Once layer of darkness gets removed one by one then that space will starts getting filled by light of the god and slowly, we start intuiting. Intuition comes from power of Atma.

-Whatever activity we do, we should do it with full concentration but our actions shouldn’t be born out of our ego.  Source of our ego is delusion. Know that in a minute body can perish. It is not worth to waste our life in Trivia.  We should positivize ourselves and shouldn’t harbor negative thoughts. Cultivate good and positive thoughts. Know that Thoughts never dies, and they get recoded in Akashik records. Be observant, whatever comes at surface, see it objectively.  On negative thoughts, start doing opposite of negative thoughts to overcome them.

-Our Prana and Mana are inter-related. If our Mind is still, our breath automatically become calm and vice versa.  With agitated mind we are prone to make errors. We need to keep our mind calm. At our current state of mind, meditation is an action. Meditation makes us calm. Only in calmness we can know the right action. Please know that only a healthy body and healthy mind can perceive God. Once our Mind is restful our body starts to cooperates and both body and Mind gets in perfect harmonization.

-A great yogi’s mind is very neatly arranged. We have to arrange our mind like properly kept items in a cupboard. Meditation and right actions helps in developing that.  Please take decisions only in calm state. Postpone your decision’s if you have restless mind.

-Out Atma is part of God.  Nothing is lighter than Atma. Atma is perfect. Knowing Atma is being perfection. A Yogi will do all tasks with excellence. We should always learn new skills, build perfection, put your best efforts to achieve excellence. Work harder than world and achieve. Life is an opportunity, world is a stage for soul to manifest excellence. Don’t be mediocre. Raise your bar. Don’t worry about not being appreciated by the world. Be happy and motivated. If you are not happy, you can’t be creative. Be like dancing peacock who dance anywhere without worrying about world’s appreciation. Know that the biggest Joy is in satisfying our creative urges. Have highest aspirations. All our beloved great masters are saying same thing. We just to read all the posts and contemplate to connect the dots.

 I bow down to my Guru Ma, Swami Sivananda and all our beloved divine masters for their kind blessing and grace without which nothing could have been possible.  Gratitude.

                                                  II   Om Tat Sat   II

2. Neeta Agarwal

My pranaams to you Ma,

I have just penned down a few of my learnings from the Rishikesh discourse

Ma  took us to Rishikesh on a remarkable  journey inwards with the post “After effects of Meditation I II III” by Swami Shivanandji.

Ma revealed to us that we are following the JYOTI MARG which the ancient seers also followed . This practice involves more of inner sadhana than outer. (Mann ki sadhana). It means direct contact with God through light.
This particular post is a direct transference by Swamiji to Ma.

Swami Shivanandji has explained the characteristics of our mind in detail.

Q).What are the characteristics of our mind?
Answer: 1) All creation made by God including our mind has the tendency of expansion. Apart from expansion, the mind also has a tendency to flow downwards and outwards.

2) Our mind is like a jungle because it has not been cultivated. All kinds of thoughts infest it.

3) Bad actions cause marks on our soul and over many lifetimes become dense like a dark cloud. God’s light remains covered beneath these dark layers.

4) An agitated mind is prone to making errors. Then grooves are formed and we repeat patterns.

Q)How to control the mind?

A) 1. We should start by doing good deeds. Even if we don’t like, we must do good on purpose.

2) We must meditate, do naam japa and contemplate on God.

3) Do rigorous efforts ( Darunya Prayatna) for upliftment. We need to use our power of will.

4) Keep maun for few hours daily. Be adaptable n accommodating and have very high aspirations. Efforts or Purusharth can change destinies.

Q 2. What will happen when we control our mind?

A) 1) When the mind is kept in check, it gets lot of power.

2) Slowly when the chattering stops, we start having better health.

3) When we become lighter, we start intuiting. We intuit because the dense layers are removed, a space is created and Rays of God’s light come in.

4) Mind, body and soul all align together and there is complete harmony.

5) In this harmonious state when we live with the will of God, we connect with universal consciousness.

6) We can divinize each and every cell of our body at a very advanced stage.

Ma also gave us many practical tips to be used for our upliftment.

Like, we should never take important decisions in an agitated state of mind. Only when the mind is calm, we can choose the best for us.
Many times our efforts are not noticed or appreciated, still we should not feel dejected. Just like a peacock dances for its own happiness, without a care in the world, similarly we should rejoice in our own self after doing our best.

Personal advice:
There is great freedom in self-control and discipline. When you are no longer influenced or affected by people and are not insecure or attached, you become free (emotionally and mentally) and it makes you lighter and then you can soar higher.

This was my third visit to Rishikesh with Ma and never have I felt the presence of Swami Shivanandji so strongly as this time. His persona was overwhelming!!!

I prostate myself to the stalwart sage and to you my most loving Guru Ma for uplifting me and teaching me so much.

In deep gratitude always

Neeta

3. Midhun PK

Dear Ma,

Please find my summary of Rishikesh Discourse. Please correct me if I am wrong anywhere.

  1. Spiritinlife path is Jyoti marg.
  2. The characteristic of mind is to flow downwards naturally; Constant and continues effort needed to bring it back and silence it. Meditation is the way to achieve it.
  3. Scattering of the mind cause all the troubles, it shows only unreal; Calmness of breath and stillness of mind is the secret to avoid all wrong doings. One should bring mind to one pointedness and prostrate more inside to realize his self.
  4. We can only get glimpses of god when the mind is motionless. Only in silence, we can think or investigate deeply. Meditation is one way to keep the mind calm.
  5. Our actions should notcome out of our ego. Never create Karma out of our ego. We should not even think that I am a good devotee or a disciple. Or I am doing this, I gave this etc. all this thoughts are product of ones Ego. One should always remember that everything happens only by the will and grace of God. Even the efforts in spirituality we are making just because of his Grace. Always remember that Humility and humbleness is the first requirement of a disciple.
  6. Any instruction is given by the gurus should be taken in humility and respect. Because we are not the owner of knowledge. God is the giver. We should take it with full of gratitude, it is only by the Gurus grace one receive knowledge of Atman.
  7. Knowing Atman is nothing but perfection in everything. We have to try always for perfection without bringing our ego. A karam yogi will do all works in excellence.
  8. Atma is the most subtle thing; Even the mind is heavier than Atman and Mind is also a part of Atman, it never dies.
  9. Do not preach about spirituality or experience to friends or others. Others should be curious about you. Do not let the world know that you are striving hard for God. Have joy in striving.
  10. Never limit your mind by saying I cannot do this. Our brain and Manas have many capabilities. Keep trying and learning until the last date. There is always possibility of expanding our self to infinite.

Yours,

Midhun

 


Posts from Fb; Excerpts from books of The Mother of Pondicherry. Ref- Shakti-III of this blog

March 5, 2018

Connected posts taken from Fb for further reference-

1)

30.12.2017 Excerpts from Rays of Light by The Mother. Part-I

2)

31.12.2017 Rays of Light. Part-II

3)

01.01.2018 Rays of Light. Part-III

4)

02.01.2018 Rays of Light- Part-IV – Divine Love

5)

03.01.2018 Rays of Light- Part V

6)

03.02.2018 Passages from ‘The Sunlit Path’ by The Mother-I

Audio of post-Shakti-III, Discourse held in Kandivali, Mumbai 16.12.17 Part-I

March 5, 2018

https://spiritinlife.blog/2010/07/12/shakti-iii-2/

 

 

Highlights of this post-

-Work as an offering to the Divine.

-To work for the Divine is to pray with the body.

-Consciousness develops best through work done as an offering to the Divine.

-Indolence and inaction end in tamas; that is a fall into unconsciousness; it is contrary to all progress & light.

-To overcome one’s ego, to live only in the service of the Divine.

-I make no difference between work and Yoga. Work itself is Yoga if it is done in a spirit of dedication & surrender.

-When one works for the Divine, it is much better to do perfectly what one does than to aim at a very big work.

-The progress in sadhana comes from the rectification of inner and outer attitude, not from the nature of the work one does-any work, even the most humble can lead to Divine if it is done with the right attitude.

Q-What is concentration?

A-It is to bring back all the scattered threads of concentration to a single point, a single idea. Those who can attain perfect attention succeed in everything they undertake; they will always make a rapid progress. And this kind of concentration can be developed exactly like the muscles; one may follow different systems, different methods of training. Today we know that the most pitiful weakling, for example, can with discipline become as strong as anyone else. One should not have a will which will flicker out like a candle.

The will, the concentration must be cultivated; it is a question of method, of regular exercise. If you will, you can. But the thought, “What’s the use?” must not come in to weaken the will. The idea that one is born with a certain character and can do nothing is stupid.

Dynamic meditation

I think the most important thing is to know why one meditates; this is what gives the quality of the meditation and makes it of one order or another.

You may meditate to open yourself to the divine Force, you may meditate to reject the ordinary consciousness, you may meditate to enter the depths of your being, you may meditate to learn how to give yourself integrally; you may meditate for all kind of things. You may meditate to enter peace and calm and silence-this is what generally people do, but without much success. But you may also meditate to receive the Force of transformation, to discover the points to be transformed, to trace out the line of progress. And then you may also meditate for very practical reasons: when you have a difficulty to clear up, a solution to find, when you want help in some action or other. You may meditate for that too.

I think everyone has his own mode of meditation. But if one wants the meditation to be dynamic, one must have an aspiration for progress and the meditation must be done to help and fulfill this aspiration for progress. Then it becomes dynamic.

A Note- For further reference reading, I have posted some more articles from Fb in the following post here. They were meant to reinforce what I had spoken in the Discourse on 16th December, 2017.


Audios & Videos of- In Divine moments with Kartikeyan Swami-III. Madurai-Palani-Rameshwaram pilgrimage and Discourse 9th to 14th Nov’17

December 14, 2017

https://spiritinlife.blog/2015/04/26/in-divine-moments-with-swami-kartikeyan-iii/.

Highlights-

Water has inherent electricity, power inside it. Similarly man’s thoughts also have energy embedded in it depending on the will power, type of actions done and the nature of the person.

A thought is born in the mind. When it is born, it is like a small bubble about to burst. If one does not pursue or carry forward that positive thought for it to manifest, then it dies out.

If the thought-bubble is applied with the will of the mind of the doer, it starts to enlarge gradually and becomes large enough with the power of the will and the power inherent in the thought itself in the first place. Sankalpa Shakti, Thought Power is a power given to man by God for good intents and reasons.

We must observe our thoughts in order to make ourselves in charge of their strength. And also to keep in check the tremendous force that they can give us especially the negative, weak and damaging thoughts. Negative force arising out of the negative and weak thoughts should be negated completely.

The mind has the power of God but we believe that it is I who is the doer. This type of situation and act is delusion and must be avoided strongly since we are liable to entangle ourselves in the stream of energy in the mind inconclusively. Beware of this ego and deception.

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Audios & Videos of- In Divine moments with Kartikeyan Swami-II. Madurai-Palani-Rameshwaram pilgrimage and Discourse 9th to 14th Nov’17

December 12, 2017

 

Highlights-

“Silence and peace, more silence, more peace you shall get if you let go of your past grips or anchors and merge yourself completely in the silence of your Atma. When you come in touch with your Atma, you are in complete restfulness and calmness.

Human being should also constantly remain clean in mind and Atma. The day the man understands that this world is a reflection of God, a playground; he will begin to love God more. You shall also see this miracle if you consolidate your mind.

You should try very hard and make all efforts to know the Truth; never get tired in pursuing it. Trust in yourself and after invoking the God realized Gurus, complete your work fast so that you can finally rest forever and attain bliss as benediction which is beyond the senses. The persons who dedicate themselves wholly in believing and knowing God, they procure a paradise within themselves while they are alive and they do not have to go anywhere else. You all should together make this world a believer in Truth and come in the counting of those people because of whom this world’s welfare is achieved. May God give you Truth in your intellect, may you do truthful actions and may you live in Truth.”

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Audios & Videos of- In Divine moments with Swami Kartikeyan-I. Madurai-Palani-Rameshwaram pilgrimage & Discourse 9th to14th Nov’17

December 11, 2017

Updates- An intensive discourse of the posts- In Divine moments with Swami Kartikeyan -I, II & III was conducted in Madurai and Palani in the month of November from 10th to 12th.

Some photos and summaries were posted on Facebook  as- Recent event of Spiritinlife Part I on 09.12.17.

These following files are of the discourse of the post held on 10.11.17 in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

https://spiritinlife.blog/2015/02/15/in-divine-moments-with-swami-kartikeyan-i/

Highlights-

Submission of all worldly desires and removal of all egos in an individual is the stage from where God allows itself to be recognized and emerge. These two delusive states of mind do not allow God to emerge since they erect a wall of opposition between the devotee and God himself. Any want that relates to the delusive and temporary world changes, the state of mind of the seeker of almighty God, since pursuing those desires and substantiating the false self-image in the form of ahankar or ego pulls him out towards the pursuance of those objectives. In this pursuit, the mind goes away from the point where God is realized and understood- and that point is within.

Our manifested lives are a direct shadow of our own created sankalpas or thoughts. Whatever we do with our senses and mind in the physical world as actions are first of all created mentally in an unconscious or conscious state of mind. Conscious state of mind is the one which is aware of God’s presence within and actions are done with that presence. On the contrary, unconscious state of mind is that consciousness of a human being who has made a wall between him and the presence of God in its being with his ego and desires. When all of a sudden the man realizes that his stature is of no significance and God’s all powerful presence is the thing that should not be ignored, the meltdown begins. The ice thaws and starts to melt until a stage when all the ice melts and there stands no wall or door that blocks the startling presence of God in oneself. We all must come at least up to this state of consciousness to avoid the bickering of one’s mind, to escape the milling and beating of the jeevatma’s incessant incarnations as there is no escape.

Direct contact and touch with God’s presence is a must for those who wish to concur and agree in all forms with the Sankalpa or wish of almighty God. God’s wish has so much force, power and energy in it that it is in every sense irrepressible. How can one escape the will of God if one’s own desire has no life of its own? When the vacuum, which is created by the absence of all desires and the deterrent ego falls and crumbles, all the space that is left inside is filled up with just one thing-God’s personal space. Such a space within oneself has the command and directives of the powers of only God and nothing else. From within arise benevolent ideas and noble objectives, which flourish and nourish in masses and have very remarkable consequences on the Earth………

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Video

Foot Notes– Please note that my discourses are exclusively for a private audience. There are problems attached to it. We cannot conduct a programme for the masses and to keep privacy, we are compelled to use our own rooms in the hotel as a hall for the small gathering. Also, using banquet halls for a divine purpose is a taboo.

As I conduct discourses in many destinations, it becomes a new challenge every time. We have to face many problems on the spot every time for making videos and audios. But by grace, somehow we always manage to solve all problems in all the events and the outcome is good. All my focus is in delivering a good message and answering all questions related to sadhana of all participants present there as well as the viewers of the blog.

This recording was done in very limited resources yet we succeeded. My gratitude to all Spiritinlife participants for their co-operation and support 24X7 during such a passionate pilgrimage. It shall always be etched in my mind!

May we all be always devoted to a great cause such as Self-Realization!!


Audio of-In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I,II. Bangalore Discourse 15th to 17th Sept, 2017. Part III

November 2, 2017

This is the last set of audios of this series. We did 3 posts. 1. When God wills. 2 What God wants from us and 3. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I, II.

This is an important audio as it takes us to the higher realm or kingdom of the blazing enlightened Maharishis or very great knowers of the Truth. Though narrative, it still gives very important lesson to humanity-

The worst enemy of man is desire, ichcha. So many rishis also fall in the trap created by deception of one’s mind because of lack of light inside. It is in this sansara or world that man makes mistakes and it is in this world that he returns back again and again to suffer self-created miseries after miseries. Mostly people learn only from making grave mistakes, they do not learn quickly for they are always in a deep slumber…..

Part-I, II

 


Audio of– ‘What God wants from us?’ Bangalore Discourse 15th to 17th Sept, 2017 Part-II.

October 19, 2017

My dear readers, very splendid and special Diwali greetings to you!

Like many previous Diwali days, I have been absorbed completely in the process of compiling a new post.  It is a remembrance and gift to all true seekers on this day; to light the lamp of their Spirit within.

We are still continuing with the series of Bangalore discourses. It was a long-drawn-out Discourse day on which we took up three posts, the last one had two parts. Two from Fb and two parts of a post from Spiritinlife.blog. We had also gone to Manasa Foundation and had group meditation on 17.09.17. On Face book there is a post and the synopses of the same event.

We purchased many valuable books from the book store of that place. We discussed a few things amongst ourselves and found so many similarities between what I have written in my posts here on the blog and what Guruji has been saying in his writings with precision and brevity. I have been reading his other great contributions to the world as books, about the Rishi world and the workings of their constant endeavours to uplift the humanity.

I see great convergence and conjunction points, maybe you will also see it when you study books of Guruji’s personal journey or his research or his path breaking contribution to modern world about higher realities of Spirituality.

When I reached back home on 17th of September from Bangalore after concluding the event, the following day in my meditation I was called again to Manasa on 17th October by Guruji Krishnananda. He had very important things to say to me. I agreed respectfully.

I left very early on Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 on Dhan Teras day and returned multiple times richer and prosperous on that night!

The plan was perfect. There was not a single human there. I meditated alone in his samadhi room for more than an hour. I heard him out attentively and took all personal instructions carefully. There was a purpose, a very big purpose for which he summoned me. Ever since I have returned, he has opened many doors of Higher Realms which I had not known before. Very important past life episodes and connections were revealed by him and his own Guru, Amara Maharishi today early morning. I see a clear image and can very well connect with these two great ancient Maharishis! We have met earlier a few times and now wish to fulfil a very high purpose of life together by working on common projects of human welfare and well-being!

Synergy in invisible form!

This blog takes a huge stride once again and we all are witnessing a huge surge in the spiritual lives of ours!

I just finished reading his very important book-Doorways to Light. I could only get a hold on it after he blessed me on 17th and asked me to read it again. It is his autobiography with pieces of great realisations as a gift to humanity. We only need to look into the priceless wisdom and follow in our life. They have asked me to quote some excerpts from a book which follows soon.

I will never shy from telling the world that Guruji Krishananda and Amara Maharishi, whom I was never acquainted with before in this life have, been from very far watching over me and supplying their mental powers to make me arrive at a life-altering point of my current stage of destiny.

Through some co-incidence in 2012, I for the first time came to know about Guruji but made no effort whatsoever to find him personally. Yet in the last five years, events are automatically being planned and executed by the Higher Forces. I have visited Manasa four times now. Progressively, I have gone into an upper world or higher realm where none are entitled!

I see a perfect plan by God and the Rishis silently working behind this physical realm. I foresee some more benevolent events for the welfare of the world in this conjunction and coincidence. I owe them much more than I have ever thanked them. Yet, they are so unconditionally loving us for unknown, myriad years!

 

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Audio of- What God wants from us?


Audio of ‘When God Wills’. Bangalore Discourse 15th to 17th Sept, 2017 Part-I

September 30, 2017

Dear revered readers, Bangalore Discourse was concluded on 17th September 2017. 4 posts were taken up for discussion on 16th September in long sessions. First two were from Face book and the rest two were from WordPress. They were-

  1. When God Wills
  2. What God wants from us.
  3. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I
  4. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-II

On 17th morning we went to Manasa Foundation, Taponagar for a group meditation after which we all dispersed for our destinations.

Many of us bought enriching books by Guruji Krishnananda from the book shop. They are very useful for the senior as well as junior aspirants.

The audios are about 6 hours in duration. A lot of stress was given on the post ‘When God Wills’ as it demanded a lot of explanation and clarification. Audios of this post are about 4 hours.

There was a brief session of questions and answers.

In November another Discourse and pilgrimage is being undertaken with a large group in Madurai soon.

Before we have another Satsanga or Discourse in November, we will over a month listen to the audio files of Bangalore Discourse. In October starting from today on Dussehra festival, I will intermittently upload 5 files of these 4 posts. In between whenever relevant I would like to insert some passages from the writings of Guruji Krishnananda to fulfil the purpose of synergy and collaboration and thereby radiating higher energies for our rapid evolution.

We will begin today with a short file of introduction and start up. After 2 days there will be second audio file in the same post. There will be a separate post for next post ‘What God wants from us?’ By 30th October we shall have all the audio files of different durations and we shall conclude the Bangalore Discourse.

Side by side, a post of synopses will be shared on Fb with some very calming pictures of Manasa Foundation just after this.

Your comments are valuable for all of us. Please use these posts as Home Lessons and derive as much benefit as you can and expedite your current progress.

Jai Satguru!

1. When God Wills!

https://www.facebook.com/sarika.nagrath/posts/1976927645897823

2. What God wants from us?

https://www.facebook.com/sarika.nagrath/posts/1976931789230742

3. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I

https://spiritinlife.blog/2014/12/17/in-blessed-moments-with-a-great-sage-agastya-maharishi-i/

4. In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-II

https://spiritinlife.blog/2014/12/18/in-blessed-moments-with-a-great-sage-agastya-maharishi-ii/

1.  Part-1 (30.09.17) 

2. Part-2 (02.10.17)

3.  Part-3 (07.10.17)

4. Part-4 (09.10.17)

5. Complete Audio of the post-When God Wills (09.10.17)

 

Who is a Rishi?

A few passages from Doorways to Light by Guruji Krishnananda of Manasa Foundation, Taponagar, Bangalore. (pl ref post of 30.09.17 on Fb about our visit recently)

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Audio-Why is it mandatory to have a Divine Guru-II (11.6.17 Vashi, Navi Mumbai)

August 17, 2017

 

P.S.

17.08.17– Today, intense spiritual energies have been embedded again in these words.

I meditated in early hours. Shri Mahavatar Babaji, Guru Gorakh Nath, a Holy Banyan Tree of Himalayas and a divine holy Rudraksh tree this early hour during Brahma Muhurat appeared before me. The time was too quiet, concentrated and tranquil at 5 am. Their blessings touched me gently and their guidance came to bless us all as I heard the last part of this audio. They advised us to follow this guideline-

Advised-Kindly listen to this audio first on Saturday, 19.08.17 any time in one flow and continuity. Then listen to the last one hour only where questions and answers and last paras of the above mentioned post are recorded between 4 am to 6.30 am for full advantage on Sunday 20. 8.17.

Maintain silence and calmness, maun on these days.

Revert only after full absorption is achieved; take more time till thoughts and precepts get crystallized well.

Jai Satguru!

(Reference-Previous and Present Wisdom from this Post-The state of Super Consciousness-II)

When born, every individual brings with him wisdom acquired by him from his previous lives. That is Previous knowledge or Purva Gyan. And Present knowledge or Vartaman gyan is the wisdom that we are acquiring in our present life.

The wisdom that we have carried forward in this life gets corrupted in the company of worldly, unwise, evil and lethargic people. By coming in constant companionship and interaction, we imbibe obtuseness, vices and impurities. So keep away from evil, vicious, greedy and immoral people. Benefit from the company of learned and wise. Enjoy silence and solitude……

 


Audio of ‘What happens if you submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Master? 4th June’17 Bangalore

August 4, 2017

Discourse on this post in Bangalore on 4th June, 2017

Audio of Discourse

 

Bhajan in MP3 

 

Updates and notice-

Dear all, this post has come after a reasonable gap. However, we were busy in dealing with older posts from WordPress but they were taken up on Fb starting from Guru Purnima on 9th July 2017 and ending on 16th July for a week. They were from Segment-Our lost rich heritage. I chose those posts which were not heeded since the beginning and whoever devoted time to them were blessed and gained so much. In these posts, I included devotional songs here and there which were related to the topic but in the comment box. That eases the strain on the mind and gives us tremendous joy and even spiritual bliss to many. Those who have not yet availed the good opportunity may please do so.

There are many posts as poems posted on Fb which are difficult to decipher and understand. I took up one such post in Bangalore on 4th June 2017 and that explains the reasons why we should heed to our intuition and submit our mana or mind at the Holy Feet of the Spiritual Masters. And what happens after that has also been described in earlier posts like this one-Why is it important to submit the mind at the Lotus Feet of the Holy Master or Guru? (Fb post no 247 in index dated 21.08.16). This post will be dealt with in the upcoming another Bangalore Discourse on 16th Sept, 2017.

At some point of time, I took up a series of bhajans in 2016 between 27.07.16 and 02.08.16. They were 7 in number as Day 1 to Day 7 on Facebook. As the series of bhajans as posts were hard to comprehend, I have explained one such bhajan of Guru Gorakhnath in Bangalore recently. My posts and consequently their explanations are revelations of the sacred science of Moksha wherever they be-Facebook or WordPress. By understanding these posts, the disciple will be assured of the sincerity of this path besides its sacredness.

Besides, there are some posts on Fb which are directed towards me or my grandson but they benefit humanity because in them the Great Ones or the ancient Holy Sages either speak something about themselves which is completely unknown to the world; or they reveal the path of salvation through the sacred words. A few posts are instigated by one of the greatest rishis-Maharishi Kashayapa whose spiritual earnings are way beyond human comprehension and consumption. Today on this auspicious day, on Fb I will consolidate some posts of Maharishi Kashyapa; they shall benefit all those practitioners and seekers who are seriously seeking and wish to help themselves in knowing how we, as a single soul transcend from one point to another and how important it is to know God to mitigate our lingering sorrows. It was directed to my grandchild though but everyone is supposed to learn from these articles. We have just become mere conduits for the sake of revelation, I wish to clarify so that we all focus promptly and seriously as words are very grave and should be heeded.

Apart from a collection of older posts of Maharishi Kashyapa, a new post on Fb today is due. It shall come up as soon as I compose and translate the sacred words which are transmitted to me two days ago in my long meditations. On every 4th August there will be a new post on Fb in this chain of posts. The older posts of previous 4th Aug, of this series will be stringed every year as a pearl of necklace to beautify our souls and minds…..You shall soon see this new pattern of posts on Fb and savour its intensity.

The audio of this Discourse is a little more than 2 hours; it has the explanation of one poetry of Guru Gorakhnath-Bhola Mana Jane Amar meri kaya… to save your time and effort I have pasted the entire post from Fb on WP for your perusal since this bhajan or spiritual rendition was taken up in Bangalore and is very much present in my Talks.

In this way, I have also consolidated the recent Spiritinlife activities through this post about our activities so that the link between the author and the readers is maintained. Kindly be in constant resonance and connection so that you are always empowered with the energies that are endowed through these articles from time to time.

In the end in Bangalore, we all heard the above bhajan in the gathering but the recording of the song was not too clear. Hence, I have inserted 2 versions of the song-MP3 as well as You Tube. You may choose whatever you like the most or avail both. Please get inside the skin of this musical and lyrical composition and partake ‘prasad’ or grace from all the ancient Holy Masters who are very quietly guiding our Spirits in order to free us from the severe karmic bondages which we have created over centuries…..

 

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What happens if you submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Master?

This world is so inconstant, body so fickle, mind always restless.
The ephemeral nature of this ever shifting sand of desert-world

Will never allow you to rest fully if you do not understand this fact.

 

People come and go incessantly, waste their lives in absolute inessentials.
But never spend time to guard their own interests and become immortals.
They live only for sense pleasures and build structures and satisfy their egos.

 

The puzzle of this never ending delusive world can be cracked by only some.
They are the ones who are totally blessed and blessed by the Almighty God.
They are blessed because they have lived uncountable lives only by God’s will.

 

They are called Gurus or Sadgurus or Avatars or Chiranjeevs or Amar Atma.
They know how to teach someone crack this entrapping and puzzling Maya.
They are under constant God’s commands and always are doing His duties.

 

They will first call you, inspect you, and see what lies beneath your inner core.
The core consists of desires and imprints of all the actions performed in all lives.
They work on removal of those dark spots and untangle knots which create desires.

 

Once the knots are opened, the mind begins to see the facts which are beneficial.
The mind begins to create new actions which are not detrimental and only enhance.
The mind gets peace and rest and the senses begin to rest and the journey begins.

 

A new life starts which gives more time for the upliftment of one’s own Soul welfare.
The senses are slaves, mind servant, body worker and the Soul lifts and soars freely.
It unites with the Universal Consciousness, it permeates into highest Consciousness.

 

It is free from shackles of endless lives’ slavery of moaning fiefdom, mental darkness.
It is always free of unwanted fatigue of exhausting, immoral thoughts and sadness.
It is also free from the load of enjoying the ephemeral pleasures which are later painful.

 

The Holy Masters make you ever free, ever joyous, and ever present in every moment.
The future and past are nullified and each day is lived as a deep gratitude towards Him.
The Soul soars, mind is free and body is always complying since there are no tensions.

These Holy Masters will always guide you quietly and sincerely without your knowledge.
Until one day you wake up and see how hard it is to awaken a dead wood or a sleepy dough.
Once awakened, they shall also become joyous, sincere, one pointed and very concentrated.

 

They will never err again, they will never go back to their original state of drowsiness or laziness.
They will always be in poise and calmness, mind their own business and never feel ungrateful.
Sorrow and pain will never touch them, disease both mental and physical will be at bay invariably.

 

So trust your inner voice, submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Masters, do not disturb your poise.
Come to them with an open mind and a pure heart, they will baptize you, purify you with gentleness.
They will also make you soar like them one day in the everlasting heavenly kingdom of the Heavenly Father!

Translation-

This time related rare Nirguni Bhajan is of Guru Gorakhnath, the disciple of Guru Machandarnath of Northern India sung by Kumar Gandharva again. http://gaana.com/share/titemI699422

The lyrics are-

Bhola mana jaane amar meri kaaya
Dhan re, joban sapne si maya
Badal ki si chhaya

Ek kuan paanch paniyaari
Jal bharti hai nyari nyari

Dat jayega kuan, sookh jayegi kyari
Haath mal mal chali pachon paniyari

Sukha sa kaath bhent nahi chhaya
Kahan tera thausa, kahan teri maya

Baalu ki bheet pavan ka khambha
Deval dekh bhaya achambha

Adi Adinath Machhandar ka poota
Yeh jasa gaave Gorakh Avdhoota

भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I
धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II
बादल की सी छाया II

एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I
जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II

डट जाएगा कुआँ, सूख जाएगी क्यारी I
हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पानियारी II

सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I
कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II

बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I
देवल देख भया अचंभा II

आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I
यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II

Translation by each line now-

भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I My naive mind believes that my body is immortal!

धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II Wealth and youth are like a dream, it is like a fleeting dream.

बादल की सी छाया II The worldly attainments are like temporary shade of a cloud.

एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I There is one well and five women are drawing water from it.

जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II And they all fill up water separately.

डट जाएगा कुआँ One day the well will halt, the flower bed will dry up.

हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पनियरि II And the five water drawing ladies will be high and dry.

सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I Your dead body will be like wood, it won’t be decorated anymore and it won’t have any shade over it.

कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II Where is your bullying, any prestige or worldly power or any glory or money now.

बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I The walls are made of sand and pillars made of wind.

देवल देख भया अचंभा II When I see this temple I am stupefied.

आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I Eternal Adinath Machandar’s son I am.

यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II Gorakh Avdhoota is singing the praise of his Guru through this poem.

Commentary-

Dear readers, this Nirguni Bhajan is written by Guru Gorakhnath from North India and he is one of the eighteen siddhas of South India also.
Siddhas were yogis, alchemists, mystics, astrologers and healers and or a combination of all these too. Like Swami Kartikeyan, Bogarnathar and Shri Mahavatar Babaji, Guru Gorakhnath went into deep forests of South India to do intense meditation and penance like his Guru Machandranath. Some others in the category of eighteen siddhars or siddhas are Agastya, Thiruvalluvar, Thiromoolar, Kalanginathar and some more mystics and immortal divine souls. Most of their literary work is in poems on palm leaves and are still available in remote Tamil Nadu areas. Their foremost discovery was nadi shodhan or nadi reading, reading the pulse and doing the diagnosis of a diseased body. Ayurveda was born out of the research of these siddars or siddhas.

This particular poem by guru Gorakhnath reveals to us the eternal fact and the hard reality of life. And that is the reality of the ever changing world and the never changing fact of our impending death.
Very beautifully, he describes that ah! how strange is this-my mind is naive because it believes that this body of mine is going to last forever!!
In fact, instead of telling others that you all are going to die one day therefore open your eyes, he is telling himself that his mind is naive and innocent.

He further explains this one point by saying that wealth and youth are not going to last forever since they all are like the temporary shade created by the floating clouds in the sky. The wealth and youth give us temporary means of sustenance and delude us in this way. Similarly, we see dreams in our sleep. They are not real and are made and destroyed in a few moments. This world and our inheritance is like a dream, we cannot hold them for too long. We cannot hold our dreams. The achievements and belongings of this world are alike the dreams and we cannot hold them for too long. They both are very much temporary in nature.

The well is used here to describe our human body in which there is life force. It is made of five senses and the women who are drawing water from it constantly are the five senses in the body. The five senses draw out our life force separately and a day arrives when there is no life force left in the body and the human body is extinguished.
That is a time when the human finally stops and this flower bed (body) dries up since there is no water or life force. At this stage the five senses or women who were drawing water from the body-well leave the body remorsefully one by one.
The body becomes like a dead wood and it has no shade over it or a shelter because no one keeps the dead body at home. And guru Gorakhnath is now asking humanity a valid question and that is-Where is your blustering, bullying or social prestige and wealth?

The walls are made of sand and the pillars are made of wind. When I see this sight I get stunned. Which walls and pillars is Guru Gorakhnath speaking of and why is he so stupefied?
This body-temple is made of sand that is Earth; it comes from earth or anna or food and disintegrates and perishes on earth. The pillars are made of wind. Wind word is used here because wind also means life force or air here. The vasanas or intense lusts and passions are embedded in the human’s life force and like air, the vasana won’t be stable and will travel fast after death into a new body since it has worldly intense desires or vasanas.

The word wind is also used here to compare and say that this body is so temporary and there is no guarantee that it will be stationary. It has no fixed legs or permanent legs to stand on forever.
So Guru Gorakhnath is saying visualize a structure that is made of walls of sand and the pillars of wind. Seeing or imagining such a sight gives him great deal of disbelief and astonishment. He is stupefied. In other words, he is pointing towards us and showing us how ephemeral our body is but we think the reverse. All the people in this world believe that they will never die because they all are so engrossed in living their mundane life and are living in a dream and never think of metaphysical topics.

Guru Gorakhnath’s Master was Guru Machandranath. Gorakhnath is calling himself the son of Guru Machanadarnath and says he is singing the glory of his Guru because the knowledge has been given to him by his Holy Master Machandarnath and that he himself is an Avdhoota which means totally free from all Maya and worldly desires. And he loves to sing his glory……..

Footnote- These bhajans are not only rare but very difficult to decipher and comprehend as well. People can always have their own opinion and meaning but the exact meaning comes only when we can meditate intensely and connect our quiet mind to the soul of the real or original author or poet. Since they too have written the classic poems in deep states of meditation and were in communion with the Supreme or to the Spirit of their own Holy Master, who was guiding his or her thoughts. I too prayed and invoked Guru Gorakhnath to guide me to tell me the exact meaning of his mystical poetic creation.

This is my small offering at His Holy Feet and also to God’s all children who are going to read this lost, ancient, wonderful bhajan or devotional offering.
With gratitude and devotion always.

Sarika