Part-A As some of you may have observed, we have come quite afar on our journey of awakening and higher realization on this blog since its commencement three years ago. The last many posts in the middle of this segment-C about raising our consciousness are of higher order and value as they have endowed us with intense spiritual knowledge.
I am extremely grateful to the Mahavatar, our Param Guru- Shri Mahavatar Babaji to have revealed abundantly about the secrets of a yogi’s concealed powers with which he transcends the average human consciousness and elevates himself to higher divine perceptions. Some of those powers are Ichcha shakti, Sankalpa shakti and Kriya Shakti, the power of will, thought and action respectively. I consider myself very blessed to have discovered this remote ancient wisdom from none other than the greatest yogi and mystic of our times- Shri Mahavatar Babaji during my meditation. In fact, we have been endowed so tremendously that it is hard for us even to assess and measure the worth of it as there is nothing in this world that comes any close to this priceless gift! Once again I offer my profuse obeisance to God and the great Himalayan mahasiddha, mahayogi Shri Mahavatr Babaji before I embark once again on this sacred path with this post as an offering at their feet!!
Part B- My dear readers, it is essential to get to the depth of the given wisdom as well as the maturity of those posts because they are packed with enriching spiritual knowledge. I think those precepts need to be elaborated and explained further at this stage in order to understand the buried wisdom fully. This particular post is an effort in that direction. Please also refer older posts now and again so that you maintain the continuing chain of all the articles. Although the main focus is on Kriya Shakti today, nonetheless we are going to touch upon once again the three crucial concepts that were mentioned earlier- Ichcha shakti, Sankalpa shakti and Kriya Shakti. Furthermore, I anticipate that these posts should pose a few questions in your mind so feel free to ask and I shall be gratified to explain them to you. We now begin.
The power and capability of doing more work than normal is directly dependent on our thought power- the sankalpa shakti. This implies that our working and performing capacity also termed Kriya Shakti, is directly related to our sankalpa shakti, the thought power. One’s power to be able to perform additional work, more than the normal capacity of a man actually originates from the mind, from our thinking.
The more superior and higher our thoughts, the more energy we have in our mind.
The longer the time we are able to stop our mind from drifting and roaming in the physical and sensory world, the more our mind will be consigned to the Force of God and we will possess more power to do beneficial actions.
The longer the time we are able to fix and revolve our thoughts, sankalpa around God, the more energy we have and the more actions we can perform. Consequently, the quality of our actions is also of high order.
To put it explicitly, we will possess extra ordinary working power if we secure our mind around the thoughts of God for longer duration of time. The state of our mind and subsequently our working capacity are co-related and interdependent. Hence we can say that- As the mind, so the actions -Jaisa mana vaise karma. In consequence to that, it is thus derived that out of power of thought sankalpa shakti is born the power of actions called kriya shakti.
The power of thought –Sankalpa shakti rises from the power of will – Ichcha shakti. Only if you have a will to do something that Cosmic energy will start flowing in you. Will creates energy in the mind and body. The flow of Pranic Energy, the vital energy is directly related to the power of will in a man. Extra prana in a human body enters and begins to flow only after the man’s will. The flow of prana has a relation to the power of will of a person. If you exert and initiate an act of will in you, the vital energy commences to infiltrate the body.
Positive thoughts of the Divine have Cosmic energy present in it. If we constantly think of God by being loyal to Him, we are automatically recharged with Cosmic energy time and time again.
Cosmic Light has Cosmic Energy in it. During deep meditation, if you are able to connect to the Cosmic Light, you will be recharged with very powerful vibrations of healing, nurturing as well as for performance of well-being acts in the world.
So if you wish to serve, live and work for the Lord, if you wish to make your present life divine, if you wish for peace and happiness, then keep your mind (sankalpa) at all times on God in one way or the other. And by the Grace of God, if you are in tune with God most of the time, the life tribulations will be sorted out by the divine step by step and our life will become less complicated, blissful and sweet!
We perceive God in our mind manas.
When our mind strays or roams about aimlessly, when it becomes ungraceful and peace is lost, it slips down and we become perturbed and anxious. It is at this time that we face the real problem and botheration. It is the disturbed state of mind in which the individual tends to make erroneous decision and unsound steps.
Once the mind becomes steady with the senses in full control, immerse such an unblemished mind in the ocean of divine ecstasy and bliss. A firm, stable and peaceful mind can immerse in God!
Bhagwad Geeta ch 2 verse 58
Yada sanharte chayam kurmoanganiva sarvasha:I
Indrayaniindriyayartheabhyastaya pragya prathishthaII
When like a tortoise, which draws in its limbs from all directions, the yogi withdraws his senses from the sense objects, his mind is stable.
Tani sarvani samyamya yukta aaseet matpara:I
Vashe hi yasyeindrayani tasya pragya prathishtha II (61)
Therefore, having controlled them all and collected his mind one should sit for meditation, devoting one’s heart and soul to Me. For he, whose senses are mastered is known to have a stable mind.
Om Shri Keshvaya Namaha:
(To be concluded)
A peek into next post- Karmas are of two types-gross and subtle. Managing, controlling and riveting the subtle thoughts on one point or at a centre is a subtle act or karma which ultimately increases our working power- the Kriya Shakti.