(Referring and quoting from Kriya Shakti, the power to act-III in segment- C)
Many a times so unexpectedly God’s kind grace is bestowed on me for what reasons I don’t know. Perhaps I may have done a kind act, or in moments of great reverence or devotion must have poured out loving feelings for the beloved God.
Whatever it is, but God’s benevolence should be shared with others so that we, the seekers and lovers of God can apprehend what it is like when one perceives the ecstatic nature of God in some benevolent moments! This article is a conclusion and an outcome of my meditation of 13th June morning. On that day without trying hard or having any expectations, I once again dipped into profound ecstasy, then intense peace and eventually quietude. Out of that brief incumbency of silence emerged this enlightening exposition and piece of knowledge.
But before I begin to tell you more, first let us recall this-
Mahavatar Babaji- “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. In between these three stages there are other sub -stages of spiritual and God’s wisdom.” (From Expand your consciousness-II)
In connection and reference to the above, further knowledge was given to me on that auspicious day. Shri Mahavatar Babaji explained to me, “After enlightenment, there are three types of experiences that are experienced by the yogi-bliss, peace and silence- Ananda, shanti and shunya respectively.
Ananda is in samadhi’s first stage.
Shanti is in second stage and
Shunya is the third.
And this is not all. Those who are always in tune with God’s will over a very, very long period of time may even cross the third stage swiftly as Brahma is beyond even shunya while those aspirants who are distracted will stop at one of these steps.
For the yogi, attainment of joy and peace are essential to detach from worldly obligations and karmic burden. His karmas produce only ananda and shanti-joy and peace. He gives enlightenment to all those who come in their lives. Most sadhaks are not aware that that there is something more beyond ananda and shanti and that is shunya-silence, silence of mind.”
Dear readers this post is interwoven with many quotes and references of earlier posts and we are picking up from a point from earlier segments because we are ascending bit by bit on our journey further up the summit. Now that you have read a portion of Kriya Shakti-III, please stop here for a moment to become conscious of the fact that in that post our Param Pujya, His Holiness Mahavatar Babaji was too generous and is still so gracious enough that he is going on opening bit by bit every riddle of the mystic knowledge of mukti liberation of a human soul. Moreover, He is extremely kind enough to elucidate every fine detail of the path and journey of self realization to me. Before I met Shri Mahavatar Babaji, my mind was blurred and dim although I had read many books and had dwelled for hours and days in self absorbing thoughts of freeing myself from the clutches of the karmic trap, but I was never able to find the exact door from where my soul could release itself in the infinite skies of eternal freedom!!
One day recently, Babaji out of his own wish blessed me by cascading more illuminating knowledge on me which is so essential for a growing yogi on his path of self realization.
Mahavatar Babaji answered the following spontaneous questions raised by me when there was a connection between the two minds in meditation in the wee hours of 15.12.11
Me- “What is beyond shunya ?”
Him- Brahma. After silence of the soul you shall reach your Spirit.
First is peace, then joy, and then the soul arrives at silence. After prolonged continuity with the Spirit of the Guru, with his mere kripa if the disciple persists to do intense good karmas, the guru shows the disciple the omnipresent Universal Spirit, Brahma. Brahma is beyond silence.
One must meditate on Brahma, the Universal Spirit. In reinstating, the jeeva or soul of the individual does not return to the normal world of cause and effect, the unending cycle of birth, decay and dying. Rather, the soul lives each life and each day of every life in dedication to Guru and complete surrender to God. In this way, there is no action that is initialized by his disciple and hence no undesirable effect of that karmas which in return give the highly developed yogi stable peace of mind and joy. There is so much freedom in such a mind and that is what Bhagwan Buddha at that time was telling all in so many different ways to free themselves from the impact and result of one’s own karmas and consequently get rid of all the sufferings of mind, body and soul in innumerable lives. This is what is meant by liberation and moksha of one’s soul.”
Date 16.12.11 Time 12.35 am
My endless thanks and gratitude to Shri Mahavatar Babaji for giving me peace, peace and more peace.
A flow of divine enlightenment has arrived at me through telepathic conversation at this moment and I enter one more post with his utmost grace and kindheartedness. The following sermon was conveyed to me which I share with all of you-
“Grace or kripa is attained by those seekers who have an intense desire to serve the holy masters who in turn will shower more and more grace as each day and year progresses.
Blazing Spiritual knowledge is attained by those disciples who have an irresistible desire to serve others with love and devotion. The Spiritual Teacher will uncover the lid of the unlimited sacred box of knowledge and divine wisdom which shall never exhaust. Those of you who wish to acquire such blazing knowledge must know that no matter what happens at this moment in your life-auspicious or inauspicious, if you persist in seeking the lasting happiness and permanent peace of mind, then continue being calm inside. Meditate on the sacred holy sound Om and resign your fate and present life to the Almighty Power who will re-design your present life to a fresh start devoid of fear, worry, malice, revulsion and all other unwanted negative qualities. The future divine life is very promising. It shall be full of freedom of expression, joyful existence, expanded consciousness and some worthwhile purpose in life.
Resignation to the chalked out life as designed by the Spiritual Masters is for the blessed souls for they shall never regret anything ever.
Silence of the soul-II is for those aspirants who are prepared to renounce all negativeness in their current life. If you trust in yourself and God ordained Guru, then surge ahead. Don’t look back ever and keep your eyes firmly fixed on a bright, blissful and spiritually prosperous divine life as planned by Him.
Spiritual Enlightenment means freedom
Spiritual Enlightenment means peace
Spiritual Enlightenment means persisting joy
Spiritual Enlightenment means silence and
Spiritual Enlightenment means expansion of divine consciousness in Spirit deep within.”
Dear friends, ever since these golden words have been bestowed on me, the holy sound Om is resonating inside continuously in spite of tough daily schedule. Whenever I relax or rest, the resonating sound Om seems to be spreading more and more in and around me. There is so much peace embedded in it that the physical or mental tiredness seems to vanish in no time once I hear the peaceful sound.
Just this morning that is 20th of Dec’11, I surrendered to god and was very relaxed during meditation in spite of not being able to sit down calmly to work on this post because of time crunch in the last few days. I had full trust in God and my gurus that I shall be able to enter the continuing post on sacred Om and that it is possible to do service for God and lead a healthy, balanced life in spite of a fast urban life.
Just then, while I was meditating and sitting in a flood of unimaginable peace, I felt complete silence within. I perceived and saw utterly fine and faint blue coloured multiple ethereal rays approaching me from the right side of the body. They first surrounded me from right side, then towards left side and after that they encircled me over and over again. I could sense the extra fine rays entering the various chakras and I heard the holy sound Om and they extended towards my right and left side of the body and then to the nervous system where their presence was more intense. In conjunction with this, the sound Om began to be heard although more softly than before but more intense in nature. Om also spread to more areas of the nervous system and the nearest explanation that I could think of this experience is what is called ‘Naadghosh’, a word that I had read in holy scriptures years ago describing the advanced silenced stage of a yogi ‘s mind that is seeking God! Naad means sound, sound of Om and ghosh means to resonate. A sacred sound of high wave length that is heard in the upper chakras of the nervous system during meditation upon God.
I also discovered that Om was now spreading to the higher astral skies inside me which are based at the higher chakras, the energy centres on our spine. I was able to comprehend instinctively alongside that after this rich experience, I shall grow more in subtle divine consciousness.. ..the arrival of such high wavelength sacred waves will make my mind reach the wider domains of spiritual awareness and I shall be able to grasp some very subtle divine information, so vital for a seeker to progress on the never ending arena of divine kingdom.
After the delicate soothing rays entered inside me through the higher fine chakras, the streak of light penetrated the base chakra called muladhar and glided up the spine and reached the crown chakra- Brahmarandra and the shaft of divine light appeared as though a solid slab of extremely light blue light was holding my spine and nervous system together behind me like the thick roots of the Banyan Tree to the ground; like a glowing rod holding my base and top as one and hence balancing and stabilizing the earth and heaven in me!! Even though this phenomenon lasted for a few moments, it was nonetheless very, very peaceful. Also a beautiful realization dawned inside at this most divine rendezvous and that was- Om has peace inside it; Om and peace are synonymous.
I dipped in a spell of silence within for a short while and these are the words that came from the silence of my soul-
“Om still reverberates in nature since the inception of the Universe. (Refer last post- The silence of the soul-I) Om has peace in it. If we have more trees and forests there will be more peace. These days there is so much nerve wreaking noise around us all the time which breaks our attention from our peaceful soul most of the time and because of which we are not able to listen to the silence of our soul. It would be so wonderful if apart from diving inside ourselves to hear the sound Om, we can also hear the sound of Om outside if it reverberates in the green cover of the earth and then resonates in our atmosphere and eventually reach us.”
Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Tejas Vinavati Tamastuma vidhwishavahai
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi..
May God protect both of us-the student and the teacher. May He nourish both of us. May we both acquire the capacity to study and understand the scriptures in harmony. May our study and learning be brilliant. May we not argue or be hostile with each other. Om peace, peace, peace.!
And I also learnt at that peaceful time that prayers and meditations are important. One must do selfless prayers for others and meditate for one’s own peace.
I accepted this sacred experience gently with reverence and utmost gratitude because I know without such beautiful experience I shall never be able to receive and transfer such amazing and blazing spiritual knowledge which is inaccessible in normal circumstances. Therefore, my utmost gratefulness and unending thanks to the Supreme, most Benedict God and Shri Shri Mahavatar Babaji for helping me to record such a subtle phenomenon otherwise it is not possible to explain bit by bit an abstract experience of this kind and make others comprehend such sublime spiritual experiences.
My prayer today- May we all rise in the unblemished holy Spirit. May we trust God and the God assigned Gurus, our Spiritual Teachers and guardians. May we always be fearless to walk in the garden of God’s beauty, ananda, joy, liberating knowledge and complete renunciation of all anxiety, fear, worry, sadness and get liberated from the unstoppable cycles of birth and death and the consequent suffering that comes along with those random lives… .
Om shanti, shanti, shanti Om!!!
A footnote On Sunday, 18th of Dec, I made a personal site visit to two places of Green Umbrella Organisation with Vikram and his team members. We all also went to Ganeshpuri to seek the blessings of Swami Nityananda and Swami Dayananda Shaligram at their samadhis respectively. I would love to share with you some of those pictures.
At the nursery in the morning
Although I have been to Vajreshwari temple so many times, I was not in the know that there is this sacred Rudraksha tree around which a small temple has been made. Thanks to the curiosity of Vikram and his other friend, I made a great discovery on that day. Rudraksha emits exception peaceful subtle vibrations in the atmosphere.
Showing you two pictures- one of the Rudraksha tree as seen growing within the temple and the other a closer look at its canopy.
A beautiful way to end the day’s work by getting to see a beautiful sunset in the tribal village where a ‘nakshatra vana’ is in infancy.