On quite a few occasions in the last weeks, I was having an urge to take a break from the routine plus blogging and go out and spend a few days in solitude and peace. That did not happen; instead the ensuing days were packed and were rather pretty grilling. I have a compelling desire to go the Himalayas on and off, more so to Shri Badrinath, my favourite hideout and haven. But I guess I will have to wait till the Himalayas call me and I may live in my abode of the hushed mountains. The journey to the secluded Himalayas and the subsequent stay there is always so welcome for the reason that the seclusion and quietude in that area is so advantageous for a seeker to capture the offerings of meditations in those serene moments.
Yesterday morning just little after breakfast, I slid into silence effortlessly without any attempt whatsoever from my end. The spiritual chanting that I do during the wakeful hours normally reverberates during my meditations these days but yesterday there was no chanting of this naam japa “Narayan Narayan Hari Hari, Guru Narayan Narayan Hari Hari … In one go, all the soft whispers and voices of people echoing in the background of my mind vanished in far flung space. In its place, there was complete silence- kewal nishabd shunya. Now how am I supposed to describe those moments of stillness?
Yet if I am still required to do that, it can be done in one line, mere one line- It was so very wonderful, so magnetic that I never wanted to come out of that state!!
And it is just the beginning, I could perceive during that time that there is so much distance downward, there were such fathomless depths at that level that diving again and again in that sea should be my main concern these days!!
I attempted lengthening my profound silence .Very smoothly in the next moment, I slipped into further depths of silence which to me felt like as though I was walking more deeper in a cave which is built inside a mighty, calm mountain. No sound, no noise and no waves of formation of thoughts either inside me. It became so quiet and tranquil inside that I became absolutely still- nishkriya and my consciousness began to stretch and stretch further until there was no barrier left to cross. Simultaneously, my soul was crying out to the infinite Spirit to hold me tightly until eternity as I did not wish to let go of the exotic state that I was in. The uprising of pangs in my heart to dissolve myself completely in the Universal Spirit and to remain in that unique state of stillness became so overwhelming that the silent cries of my lamentation touched the corridors of the Heavenly Father, who in those merciful moments got invoked and responded so softly. I saw really genteel rays of delicate Divine Light cascading on me from the Heavenly skies like exceedingly light snow flakes floating in mid-air!
The light was not too bright this time yet it penetrated my whole being and I became energized and cheery. I wondered at that particular moment why is the Light not so bright in colour and not shimmery yet its impact was too evident for me just as I became slightly buoyant. Right then, I heard this gentle voice within me, “Atma Prakash, yeh Atma Prakash hai– Light of God, this is Light of God. Light of God is not always so bright for you now because you recognize it as it should be and also comprehend its prologue. Divine light not only conveys knowledge, it also brings with it ecstasy, ancient wisdom, and complete silence, inner silence which you have just experienced. The astral rays of Light have energy in them, extra ordinary energy contained in them to accomplish the tasks assigned to you by God. Each ray in the strand of Light is a beam of condensed energy and is intended for your writing assignments which are committed for the human welfare. Write eight more posts specifically designed for the ordinary to extra ordinary seekers beginning with this post and on how to energize oneself with rays of Universal Light after which you can take a short break.”
Essentially I have been pondering since the last few days whether I should now stop writing and take a break from blogging because after all those profound posts what more can I write?
But all mulling over and brooding for a quest of intense quietude not only came to a halt, on the other hand I also got submerged by the grace of a dynamic meditation sitting at home. I offer my kindest gratitude to God and my revered Gurus for bestowing on me such a magnificent revelation and for talking to me on a personal level thus authenticating this piece of wisdom which I am gratified to share with you all.
So what are the sources of energy for a yogi or a seeker?
Prana or life force – Oxygen has life force and is present in plants and the atmosphere. Life force constitutes traces of Cosmic Light and thus recharges our worn out cells . Pranayam or controlling the breath to make it rhythmic and calm, also aides in human’s inhalation of extra doses of oxygen. Whenever the mental, emotional, physical or spiritual activities increase, one should double up the amount of fresh air by exercising, walks and strolls in the parks and gardens or by just sitting near the window or balcony for fresh air. The calmer your breath, the lesser the amount of oxygen required but if the spiritual activities are enhanced then it becomes mandatory to take in extra amount of prana to avoid exhaustion.
Food – Saatvik food or spiritualized food. One whole article has been dedicated to this topic in previous segment titled ‘Food and Breath Control’. Hence I will not elaborate on food at this point and I recommend that you please read the article all over again. All I have to say to you is that it is imminent to have some type of brain tonic for the serious and advancing disciples and seekers as one needs extraordinary mental energy to bring about drastic changes in removing patterns of old habits and ideas when one crosses the threshold and enters the kingdom of Heaven.
Thought Power or Sankalpa
- Revival of spiritual energies of the disciple by the Blessed Masters
- Empowerment of the yogi by Eesh sankalpa or thoughts sent out by God
What is Eesh sankalpa? It is God’s thoughts or
Eesh that is Eeshwar and sankalpa means thought.
Thought or sankalpa is the most potent form of energy in a human being.
Revival of spiritual energies of the disciple and aspirant by the Blessed Masters
We have seen and known how yogis survive without food, air and water under very challenging conditions. They meditate longer and talk lesser thereby saving their energy.
How? Cosmic Light enters the crown chakra of a yogi, penetrates all the brain cells, electrifies them, recharges and then percolates to all the cells thus recharging the entire body through many types of yogic activities. When you connect your thought with the thought of the omni present Guru , the Divine rays originating and issuing from the Satguru infiltrates the body. Such rays heal, nurture and nourish our whole being. The deposited negative energy blocks, hinders some functions in the body and causes disruption in our system and causes imbalance of the body. When we are conferred subtle divine rays from the guru, we immediately begin to alleviate ourselves from the disorders; we are restored to harmony, rejuvenation, health and goodness. This spectacle and unusual occurrence takes place during periods of disruption and disharmony and the faithful and the devoted yogi is supremely favoured with the kindness of the Guru to revive and revitalize himself in exigencies. It occurs in case of invasion of negative energies from known or unknown sources on the disciple. Since the disciple has already offered his life and breath to the Omnipresent Guru, the Guru takes on himself the responsibility to save the disciple from all sorts of dangers, invasions and aggression from the seen and unseen worlds. In the beginning, the disciple or yogi depends entirely on the image of the Guru and the Guru protects and nurtures him in all times.
As the disciple grows in stature and stabilizes in yoga, he is able to unite his mind and immerse deeply in the formless God with Guru and God’s blessings and his spiritual state matures. He constantly revitalizes himself with the continuous flow of thoughts of God from the highest realms. The continuous communion with the Universal Self provides the yogi incessant flow of Cosmic energy. The requirement of food and sleep diminishes and he thrives of contemplation on Divine alone.
When you connect your thought with the thought of God, you rise up and connect directly to Super Consciousness. In the realm of Super Consciousness there is expansion and infinity. At that stage the transmission of Cosmic rays from the Universal Cosmos takes place inside the body through the crown Chakra or Brahmrandra and they enlighten every cell. The power of Cosmic thought is wondrous as well as magnanimous. It not only transforms our narrow and slender range of Consciousness but it also gives us power to raise our consciousness to Divine consciousness thereby transforming and changing our normal personality to a divine state irrevocably.
All great ideas of social changes, personal transformation, discoveries as well as landmark changes in societies occur when rays of Supreme Consciousness get there in some individual aura. The source of remarkable, indefatigable energy in a yogi is Cosmic Consciousness and not individual intelligence or energy of food. Dr. Annie Besant and other occultists have time and again recognized this fact by confirming how Cosmic rays from the uppermost realms were sent down on the Earth after which space research discoveries were made and how the scientists and saints alike get exceptional powers and energy to bring down Cosmic rays to transform the planet in a very helpful and exact manner. From time to time, the good souls are given some energy for a special task which is ordained by God to carry out the command of God for the welfare of all beings. The Great Spiritual Masters send out divine cosmic rays intermittently to establish Dharma, peace and Order. If we are sensitive enough to recognize this phenomenon, we will also be able to gather and soak in some rays of Divine Consciousness when this phenomenon occurs!!