It was a very pleasant morning and as soon as I woke up, I was eagerly desirous to meditate so that I could once again lose myself and be one in the ocean of God’s endless flow of grace. The last few weeks have been full of rapid learning and like a child going to school and enthusiastically waiting for the teacher to arrive in the class, I sat to meditate on that day to have one peek, to sneak a quick look of the infinite which is so irresistible and endearing. Therefore, at the beginning of meditation, I requested God and pleaded- “God I want to know more about you, I want to come closer to you, bring me closer to you, more closer to you my Lord.”
Hearing my plea, God responded without delay when the effulgent Light cascaded on me and covered me completely. I basked in the morning sunshine as well as divine Light simultaneously in my room and rejoiced till the most inner core of my being. Such glorious moments of intense joy and ananda, such blissful moments, so much Light! Who would ever wish to come out of such embalming Divine showers?!
God’s answer in words also trickled in very quietly, “I accept your sweet request and wish to give you more knowledge, very intense knowledge prachand gyan
(Refer last portion of Expand your Consciousness-II)
“After Self realization there are three stages. First there is shanti- peace, after shanti there is a stage of Divine sound-Om and after Om there is complete silence- shunya or void, a complete thoughtless state.
I am going to tell you about one kind of meditation. This technique of meditation is for those who are pure in heart and faithful to God. After your meditation whatever you practice, do this kriya or action in order to attain indescribable peace.”
Visualize white Light on top of your head at the crown chakra. Let it remain there for some time or as much as you wish.
Bring this Light from your head to your shoulders. Feel the white Light on your shoulders, remain still. You will experience peace.
Bring down the Light from your shoulders to your spine and then to your root chakra. Let the Light remain there for some time.
The spine is a hollow tube which starts from the base and ends at the base of the neck. We will pass the divine Light in the hollow tube up and down many times.
Practice this and experience unalloyed peace within you……
I did as was told to me and I saw the dancing particles of energy in my cerebrum after this exercise and the peace is lasting for days on.
Maharishi Agastya’s blessed words of insight and ancient knowledge once more-
“Those souls who have been living in this universe for a very, very long time are a treasure and store house of Earth’s as well as man’s history. Just imagine how much we have seen, how much we have known and imagine how many eras, epochs and time cycles we have witnessed.
The time that was followed after the creation of the Earth, was very heavenly and delightful. There was no insufficiency or deficiency. Slowly, with time the population of humans increased and the trees were felled. The deterioration and destruction on the Earth is due to human follies and lack of sight and vision.
Once Africa was very prosperous in vegetation and animal life but pride and arrogance combined with greed depleted its resources. There were more sins than virtuous acts committed. The more faith we have in God, the more gladness and happiness generated around. Whenever the sins of man exceed on this earth, God has to send a very luminous soul to re-establish Truth and Dharma called Avatar to remind us of the eternal knowledge and truth that advocates having compassion on all living beings, loving all, doing good to all and helping all men. Where ever there is a surge of wrongful acts, there is disturbance, remorse, unrest and disorder and people are in agony and pain. The luminous Souls or Avatars as they are called incarnate and give their punyas or meritorious karmas to Mother Earth and that in return brings back peace, order, cheerfulness and love. Dharma or righteousness and Truth are re-established. If we also add something as our contribution towards this objective and mission of the Avatar or other realized souls and dharmatmas, then their workload shall be eased. The positive rays of Divine Light emitted by them generate peace, happiness, greenery and relaxation to the tensed minds on the Earth.
We must always remember our duties towards our country and to God. Family duties can also be somehow managed; it is not a big issue. When we work for God, our household and family responsibilities are taken care by God itself-
“Sarvadharmanparityajaya mamekam sharanam vraja”
These lines are from Bhagwad Geeta which I quote here. Chapter 18 verse 66.
Sarvadharmanparityajaya mamekam sharanam vraja I
Aham tva sarvapapebhoya mokshayishyami ma shuchaha II
Resigning all your duties to Me, the all powerful and all supporting Lord take refuge in Me alone, I shall absolve you of all sins, worry not.
At this point, a flash of Divine Light hit me in the third eye and the Light spread inside and outside. It percolated in all the different sections of my body. After it spread, it dawned on me that-
Divine knowledge is eternal, it never changes although the world will change, people will come and go but the sacred knowledge will always remain the same. It is hence called Sanatan Dharma or Eternal Religion
Maharishi Agastya continued with his flow of Divine words after giving me a glimpse of the sacred light and knowledge. He said,
“The human by nature is constricted and restricted; it likes dullness, timidity and obscurity. When he gets Light in the form of wisdom, he does not accept it. Knowledge of God and Self is eternal and we must attempt to attain it. Knowledge is Light, with knowledge we get to see God.”
Mahavatar Babaji’s golden drops of divine words in meditation-
Incessant grace of revered His Holiness Mahavatar Babaji once more. He enlightened me by throwing so much light on areas which are out of purview of average human mind and my day became so much richer. He began by saying-
“What you are going to receive from me now is because of the good karmas of your many lives. This is ‘prasad,’ grace from God to you and you must share it with all.
After Self Realization, a seeker transcends and attains three stages of further development, one by one if he has the will and desire to attain, if only he has ichcha shakti.
1st stage- After self realization, there is a stable state of sustaining peace. The mind’s agitation stops and one is calm most of the time.
2nd stage- The stage of Om. Continued sound of Om, the divine sound is heard in meditation or in other times as well by the meditator.
3rd stage-During meditation many times the culminating stage is also touched, the stage of thoughtlessness called shunya or void, a state of Pure being.
The meditator passes from one stage to another and after long practice of concentration and meditation and Guru’s grace, he stabilizes in one such stage and then shifts to the higher one. The mind and body have to be prepared and fine tuned for such higher stages. Right diet, enough sleep and regular exercise are of prime importance. Ayurvedic medicines such as Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari are good brain tonics. Foods such as amla, almonds, nuts, milk and milk products, fresh fruits and vegetables play a vital role in nourishing and recharging the nerve cells and channels (Refer Food and breath control) Head and body massage with a nourishing and rejuvenating oil and aromatherapy are also helpful to a great extent and are supportive in creating a healthy well being.” He went further ahead by saying the what is mentioned in the oldest Vedas, the Rig Veda.
“When the Universe was not born, what was there? Shunya- void, emptiness, no thought stage. A state of bliss, ananda, eternal joy.
In a world full of people there is chaos and commotion in the atmosphere. The thoughts that float in the space clash with each other and it becomes harder to meditate upon God in a modern world. The relentless noise of traffic, people and machines add to the disturbance in the atmosphere.
The Earth is a unit, one house, it is one. Do not think in terms of country or community, see the Earth as one planet and think and see the planet as a whole, it is yours. At the moment, our Earth is passing through the lowest level where the rate of unrighteousness, sins, lust for money, greed in on the surge and increasing everyday. This trend should be reversed and we must make our planet greener, more peaceful and pious once again.”
Babaji concluded very beautifully when he took me to greater heights as he told me-
“Those who wish to soar higher and touch new heights should follow this blog and they will realize the power of God. There is road beyond Self Realization, the latter is a phase, a sojourn in the very long path of the pilgrimage and we need not stop here.
After we get to Self Realization, the second stage is of Knowledge of Atman which should be attained. The next stage is of Cosmic Consciousness or Virat Swaroop, it is followed after knowing Atman. God is eternal, indestructible know Him. Expand your thinking and limitations and do good to yourself.
Simultaneously, there are many depths and levels of peace. Profound peace, intense peace and limitless peace.
There are several levels of knowledge too. Move onward.
Reach the thoughtless state, the state of perfect perfection!
If you reach the state of shunya void, you will be able to unfold all the mysteries of nature.
There are several stages of bliss or ananda also. There is no limit or boundary for it.
Human is unable to attain great degree of perfection mainly because of his social commitments and obligations. Break the barrier of all layers of ego. Free your mind from very old pattern of habits and sanskaras.
And don’t forget to pray and meditate regularly for the good of all- living as well as non- living beings.”
I bow and prostrate humbly at the Lotus Feet of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and his Guru Agastya Maharishi whose incessant flow of Grace is flowing and benefiting uncountable number of people spiritually in so many ways. He is so merciful to have awakened us from deep slumber of so many earthly lives……….
(For more description read The Light of the world-Shri Mahavatar Babaji-II) Co-incidentally this article was written exactly a year ago and they both are so closely linked!
Hari Om Tatsat! Hari Om Tatsat! Hari Om Tatsat!
Updated on 07-05-19
Once the Spirit unfolds in us and you know Atma, there are three levels of aspiration and heights to accomplish after that. In accordance, there are three types of gyan or wisdom – Teevra gyan, Prachand gyan and Prabhutva gyan. When we translate that, it means wisdom that is intense, very intense and most intense respectively.