Our lost rich heritage-II. Kailashnathar temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Today eighteenth of November, twenty eleven is the year. As the day began to conclude and close, out of nowhere there were peaceful vibrations slowly spreading in my house. First I felt the soft rays over my head, the crown chakra, which my mind absorbed smoothly and a sense of comfort arrived along with those vibrations. The rays after falling over the top of my head entered my body along the path of the spine and rejuvenated me absolutely. The running over of gentle vibrations on the spine calmed all the body parts in no time. They were the healing rays. The energy that penetrated from the head moved from the spine to other parts of the body making me recharged and fit enough to concentrate for a good amount of time. The celestial energy waves were removing the layers of accumulated worn out energies in the body and positive healthy energy was coming through. This was a soothing event and the mind and body were in complete unison and a sense of wellness was setting in. During the last week my health was dull due to excess dust in the environment causing it to slow down.

Along with what was happening inside me, side by side my heart was also thanking God for the benevolence being cascaded over me. I expressed my heartfelt thanks to God as I could sense that the dead and worn out energies were fading away and fresh, energy filled waves of divine rays were encircling me. The vibrations apart from rejuvenating me also had some portions in them which were making me quieter and introverted. They were the calming rays. By now I could sense that I should comply accordingly and not have some will of my own as the situation was so very amicable for me to meditate. That implied that I should stop doing the current activity and sit quietly in my sacred space! And while I was contemplating about wrapping up everything, the waves of genteel rays brushed me tenderly once more on the left side of the body like the soft touch of gentle evening breeze as though it was cajoling me to obey its command in a very supple and sweet manner.

Alongside this extremely pleasant occurrence, the room began to smell lightly of fresh roses although there were none in the room. A waft of rose scent was prevailing near me. The pervading benevolent vibrations and the mild fragrance of sweet pink roses in my astral mind not only obliged me but compelled me enough to disengage myself immediately from what I was doing. There was enough evidence of a prelude of the arrival of a heavenly being at that hour at my doorstep and therefore I quietly sat myself on my bed with two white pillows to support my tired back without losing any valuable time.

Outside my window, I saw the bright daylight receding and the lavender and pink sky taking over the bright colours of the day thus setting for me the perfect mood and ambience for turning my mind inward gently. Quickly the mind settled down in deep peace and was in its natural state-devoid of any thoughts or any of its usual mental activity. My mind fell complete vacant and everything was quiet inside. Silence sheer silence!

As I was floating in divine peace and tranquility, at my third eye I began to see a fair hand coming from my left side and passing over my right arm and then holding my hand. I had a silver pen between my thumb and index finger. That hand made me write on and on; moreover it would not stop. After this vision, I saw His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji meditating in a cave made of small round grayish stones in the Himalayas. Seeing this glorious image made my breath and body perfectly still. I began to focus on my incoming and outgoing breath and in a few seconds the breath paused and a sense of complete liberation from the body was attained. There was more peace and if you ask me to summarize this wonderful experience all I can say is that it was pure bliss.

After being in bliss some moments flew by and I began hearing these ragas played in flute like words in my inner ear as though there is someone who is talking to me mentally sitting far away. The mental transference began from the remotest cave in the Himalayas to the island city on the Arabian Sea here in Mumbai, the overcrowded commercial capital of India. I could see a silver string originating from Shri Mahavatar Babaji in that cave and running all along the way and terminating on me. A silver coloured string, which was actually a telecommunication  path, was seen between the two of us-me and His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji. As soon as I comprehended that a communication channel has been established between both of us, I heard these gracious words coming to me from the caves near the mountainous region near river Alaknanda in the Himalayas-

“Whenever your mind is so impeccably united and connected with me, there is a bond, a telepathic conveyor, a telecommunication path built between us in the astral space. At this moment I am in deep meditation and I am speaking to you through mental communication or telepathy.”

I could again see Shri Mahavatar Babaji sitting in a perfect lotus posture with my inner vision.

“When two people have strong love and understanding for each other, this phenomenon occurs on the subtle astral plane. Just a few know and appreciate this means of communication.”

I was absorbing wholly what was being given to me with my heart so full of gratefulness.

“Now tell me, what is the cause of man’s pathetic living condition on this Earth today?” an unexpected question was thrown at me.

“Ignorance”, I replied to him without losing any time for thinking.

“Ignorance and lack of foresight,” he said. “Man has been living on this planet since millions of years. It has taken him millions of years to evolve and make this Earth fit for living.Many civilizations with their glorious cultures, race and heritage have risen and fallen back in dust. Awesome structures and cities were built and have been razed to the ground, so many men have come and so many have gone. They have left behind some of their essence, their essential core being behind for us to know how developed they were in terms of creativity, sculpture, literature, knowledge and realizations. The essence of man’s spiritual awakening as well as knowledge is embedded in the Holy Scriptures now.

However, because man lacks foresight, he has not been able to preserve the past inheritance and legacy so richly endowed with their experiences, knowledge and hindsight. Because of lack of foresight in humans, they do not acknowledge and preserve the inherent knowledge stored in scriptures, realized souls as well as in the illumined Masters. Sacred knowledge is passed on by the realized Masters to their chosen devoted disciples who have faith and devotion in their Masters and is in this way stored and preserved through ages, eras and civilizations.

Our past builds our future.

Those who wish to have the sacred knowledge must know their Spirit. The Spirit has the hindsight and all the knowledge is endowed in it. The Spirit has the foresight that will prevent you from regressing in your soul.

Practicing meditation alone will not help. One must plan his future, plan the coming events well, plan his life thoroughly and should have a vision, a sight for himself/herself.

To materialize those goals, one has to do karmas, actions accordingly. Correspondingly, your karmas have the ability to shape your future. They have the potential, the power, the shakti endowed in them. Unleash that energy that is stored in the karmas, unleash that power of manifestation that is stored in your karmas!”

Hari Om Tat Sat!! Hari Om Tat Sat!! Hari Om Tat Sat!!

A note-The following pictures are of Kailashnathar temple situated outside the outskirts of modern day Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu and is said to be constructed by the Pallava king Rajasimha. No other edifice has been so elaborately filled with the 64 aspects of Lord Shiva than this one. The temple is unique in its architecture and is viewed more as an architectural wonder than a holy place. Hence it is never crowded with the locals.

Visited this place in 2007 from Pondicherry. The temple was freshly restored with funds from a world heritage organization if I can recall well.

Kanchipuram is one of the most ancient towns of India. It is a city of temples and saris where weavers and crafstmen from Telugu speaking areas settled down here to make silk saris for the Goddess Mother Kanchi in Kanchi temple about eight hundred years ago.During the times of the rule of Pallavas, the ‘town of thousand temples’ was an an epicentre of learning of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jain  learning.  Adi Shankaracharya established his first ‘math‘   or seat of learning out of the all four that he established in India to revive the eroding Vedic knowledge. Lord Buddha is also believed to have visited this holy city. Since then its glory has declined due to apathy of the following rulers.

(To be concluded)

                                                  

11 Responses to Our lost rich heritage-II. Kailashnathar temple Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

  1. doodlescribble says:

    Dear Sarika Aunty,

    Another beautiful post to have a positive start to the day! As I have mentioned in my last post, I having seen a Yogi meditating in a distant hill , the picture still remains etched in my mind. He was wearing a saffron robe and had a poised posture while sitting cross legged. Whether he was doing a routine evening prayer or has been meditating for a long period was not clear yet seeing him was an exhilarating experience.

    The Himalayas have some cosmic connection with the Higher World and whenever I have visited the ranges, I have experienced pockets of extreme bliss and joy. I have always loved the beauty in the simplicity of nature – the green foliage against a clear blue backdrop and the atmosphere enriched with an impeccable serenity. Even in this trip, I have felt such pockets while trekking to the higher altitudes. At one instant I slipped my right foot, got disbalanced and hurt myself profusely – though my friends rushed to take care of me with the required first aid – I had a realisation within me that every moment in life has to be trod very calmly and cautiously. One must never be in a hurry to achieve something, even though it has to be achieved it has to be done subtly and with restraint else a small wrong step can make them lose.

    Since you like visiting Holy places I will suggest a place called Kalna (in West Bengal) about 80 kms from Howrah where you can find many old temples exemplifying our rich heritage so vividly just like the other temple towns. Kalna has the Nava Kailash or the 108 Shiv Mandirs which I had visited many years back with my parents. You can read about the place on this Wiki Link – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalna,_India and plan to visit someday.

    I sign off today with this note.

    Regards,
    Deepanjan

  2. Shahid says:

    This resonated with me:

    “Practicing meditation alone will not help. One must plan his future, plan the coming events well, plan his life thoroughly and should have a vision, a sight for himself/herself.

    To materialize those goals, one has to do karmas, actions accordingly. Correspondingly, your karmas have the ability to shape your future. They have the potential, the power, the shakti endowed in them.”

    Mahavatar Babaji is really GREAT and it will be the most joyful day of my life when I start having a 2 way communication or Darshan of Babaji.

  3. pandey2 says:

    Thank you BabaJi and Maa for these Gems

    -What is the cause of man’s pathetic living condition on this Earth today?”
    “Ignorance and lack of foresight.

    -Our past builds our future.

    -Those who wish to have the sacred knowledge must know their Spirit. The Spirit has the foresight that will prevent you from regressing in your soul.

    -Practicing meditation alone will not help. One must plan his future, plan the coming events well, plan his life thoroughly and should have a vision, a sight for himself/herself.

    -To materialize those goals, one has to do karmas, actions accordingly. Correspondingly, your karmas have the ability to shape your future.

    Love and gratitude.
    Paripurna

  4. midhunpk210 says:

    “Our past builds our future”

    I understood it as, the vasanas one have and karmas one has performed in the past lives& present will simply reflect on his next births,as it is a carry over when one dies. and in the stage of rebirth accordingly the soul choose the place to live to clear the accumulated karmas. when he grow in ego more and more, he forget to perform his duty towards lord, his purpose of life and he will not be in aware of the impact of his own doings in future. he lose his foresight.

    if one can spent his life simply and with devotion, in remembrance of god & gurus, respect towards lord, love towards all his creation, sadhana, non attchment, one will raise in his conciousness and will be in suitable envirnment in next births for contineuing his sadhana untill he attain liberation.

    thanks ma, pls correct me if i am wrong.

  5. Shahid says:

    ” As I was floating in divine peace and tranquility, at my third eye I began to see a fair hand coming from my left side and passing over my right arm and then holding my hand. I had a silver pen between my thumb and index finger. That hand made me write on and on; moreover it would not stop. After this vision, I saw His Holiness Shri Mahavatar Babaji meditating in a cave made of small round grayish stones in the Himalayas. Seeing this glorious image made my breath and body perfectly still. I began to focus on my incoming and outgoing breath and in a few seconds the breath paused and a sense of complete liberation from the body was attained.”

    Some things just cant be described,they have to be experienced personally. This experience/vision you had above mom must have been heavenly. Thank you for sharing this.

  6. Shahid says:

    ” Whenever your mind is so impeccably united and connected with me, there is a bond, a telepathic conveyor, a telecommunication path built between us in the astral space.

    When two people have strong love and understanding for each other, this phenomenon occurs on the subtle astral plane. Just a few know and appreciate this means of communication.” ❤

  7. pandey2 says:

    !!Jai Sat guru!!

    Ma,
    How does “not having sense of time (as you had explained – from Guru Gorakhnath ji)” linked with ignorance and foresight.
    Kindly help us mother in linking all this.

    Gratitude

    Paripurna

    • spiritinlife says:

      Dear Paripurna, we had discussed this post How can you find God in this life? I, II III in Rishikesh in April this year. I took some lines from part I which were highlighted then. They are-

      “Such is the condition of this modern world where barring a few, all are living in a fake, false world.

      Full of sorrows, grief, fraud, jealousy, shallow character, lies, deception and so many other faults.

      Yet they do not want to know and find out eternal pathway to God Realization.

      And persist and live endlessly and fall into the same well of ignorance and darkness.

      What is there to linger on in this world when the clutches of birth, death, disease and old age never cease to exist?

      For a few moments of temporary happiness, man goes on living senselessly and takes birth after birth.

      In every life, time is lost in demanding still the same happiness which is never going to be permanent.

      The pain of birth, pain and sorrow of losing the dear ones, the anguish of disease in old age.

      And finally, one’s own death also does not teach the ignorant man anything apart from gaining temporary happiness??

      The sleep never gets over, of not knowing the truth and what is the reason and cause of this world.

      When will you wake up tell me, does not the constant cycle of life and death teach you anything?

      Can’t you see everything around you is constantly changing and not permanent?”

      I had repeatedly said that as humans we do not have a sense of time. Which meant when we live we think that everything will remain same, we will never become old, we will never die and so on. Hence we repeat our mistakes. Bogarnatharji said that it is ironical that humans treat impermanent as permanent and permanent as impermanent. If we realize that everything is always changing including us, we have limited time on earth, then we will not get attracted to false and impermanent things. This is detachment or vairagya. If we have vairagya, our mana does not wander and slowly we fix it on God and seek God.

      While Shri Mahavatar Babaji gave me very blazing knowledge or Prachand Gyan and asked me to further build my future and work towards it. He counseled me and said “Our past builds our future.Those who wish to have the sacred knowledge must know their Spirit. The Spirit has the hindsight and all the knowledge is endowed in it. The Spirit has the foresight that will prevent you from regressing in your soul.”

      We should have a foresight and know that we are going to suffer in future, even in present if we do not plan our future. We all are prone to make mistakes and will have to bear the consequences. We all will fall in deep wells of darkness because Maya is very overpowering.
      One should question-Who will guide me? Who can solve all my problems? How can I escape from worldly sufferings and the five robbers-kaam, krodh, mada, lobha, ahankar. What will I do in old age? How can I live my life in dignity, worthiness and usefulness? Will I be able to escape the wrath of my past bad karmas? Will I be able to escape and not have ego if I have prosperity and success? And such intelligent questioning should be done from time to time.

      Babaji hence advised me that the Spirit or Atma is your best advisor, guide, protector and teacher. It will always be with you, its light never extinguishes and it will never misguide you. Hence I must know Atma. Sarva dukhon se nirvruti lo aur param anand ki prapti karo….So know the Spirit.

      Babaji cared for me and so advised me by saying apart from removing my ignorance I must also build my future with my own new good actions so that after a few years my life will be free from anguish, diseases mental and physical. I must live for a worthy cause to be happy and healthy, this is foresight. I must start building today so that I have a wonderful life tomorrow.
      Ma

  8. Aditi says:

    Dear Sarika ma,

    Thank you for this very inspiring post. I have a question to ask. Babaji says that meditation alone does not help and that one must have foresight, a vision for his future life. But ma, for souls like us, who are not completely free from maya, how do we know if the calling of our heart is a foresight that will serve us, or it is a petty goal fabricated by the ego?

    Similarly, in the first part of the post positive energies beckon you to give up the task at hand and sit down to receive a divine message. And you seem so sure that there is a message and these feelings are not just a fabrication of your mind.

    On many occasions I have also felt certain feelings to do something or not do something. How does one know which feelings are to be heeded?

  9. spiritinlife says:

    My dear Aditi, intuition or the voice or call of Soul is present in all of us. The more calmer we are, the more we are adapted to take its guidance. It is very natural to live in the guidance of the Atma or soul since it is God who has made this arrangement for us to commune with HIm. Always follow its advice. How to know if it is God’s voice or your own? Your question was-How does one know which feelings are to be heeded?
    The best solution and remedy to your question is try to follow your inner voice and see if it is giving perfect answers and results. In most likelihood, you will realize that the faint voice that was whispering was right. One has to see for herself or himself and build one’s own trust. All the nudgings, proddings which we ignore are the divine interventions in our daily life to guide, protect and take us towards that Light!
    These callings or intuition or hunch is never negative and will never ask you to do harmful things. It will always be for everyone’s interest specially your own welfare. Try it and see and experience it. Hope my answer will satisfy you.
    Yours Ma

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