Blessing as Self Realization-I

August 30, 2012

(This post is delayed because of extended inaccessibility to WordPress in my city. Inconvenience to all the readers is regretted)

During the intense moments of my morning meditation of 22nd August, in the beginning, I prayed with all my earnestness to bring down peace as a Force in those parts of India where there was continuing communal disharmony, mutual hate and fear. I could feel the waves of uneasiness and nervousness at those sites. My heart begins to pound and ache by such a thing and I become uneasy for no apparent reason in such circumstances. I craved to dispel those strained waves in the air so that the waves of peace descending over me from the highest skies, which come several times in a day should not be breached. It becomes utterly difficult to live during those days when there is either some kind of turmoil in the air or if there are cries of people suffering in anguish, troubles and woes somewhere in the world ringing in my heart.

Although I have no control over lingering unresolved political and social issues, nonetheless I have an instrument, a small power which I have used more often than ever before now a days, to combat disruptive forces in nature. And that hidden power is the power of silent praying to God. I call out to God very fervently though not with my lips and mouth but with my heart’s achy yet natural feelings. Also in moments of serenity I often wonder and question myself, ‘How can we imagine to ever live without peace? Imagine a world, a place where peace is lost or  is missing. For a person like me, I find that peace is so very essential for living life in divinity. Why don’t people understand the value of peace in our daily and spiritual  lives?”

I was addressing and directing all my woes to God who I know listens to every word that I mumble quietly in my heart. By doing so, I got lost in this mood and even lost count of time. And by losing myself in this way, I felt a lot better after I had lightened my inside sacred corner by talking to God, who exists everywhere and within my heart. Peace returned quickly. At the end of my meditation, God responded by telling me that my prayers have been heard. I felt much relieved. I don’t know if my prayer had that much strength to completely wash off the negativity of so many people creating mischief somewhere, but the very fact that God responded and I felt the Presence in my body and soul, it was surely good enough to remove the pervading glumness and generate waves of re-energizing energies in the physique and alongside  pump fluttering joy in my heart.

In the transcendental state one later afternoon while resting, I was praying to all the rivers of my country to calm down as it was causing a lot of distress and loss to many people living in the mountains and plains because of excessive monsoon rains transforming into floods. Prior to this, I worshipped God in the form of water in the rivers to protect the lives and properties of all the people and not show its ire as a destructive Force. I pleaded sorry for the wrongdoings of the culprits. I perceived God in the form of many types of Forces in Nature and comprehended that humans are completely ignorant about God’s working in Nature and I discovered how God has systematically organized its Universe by distributing responsibilities to many divine entities called as ‘Devata’ in Hindu scriptures and mythology. Accordingly, I prayed to ‘Varun Devata’ or the God of water to control the environmental issues which seem to be overwhelming the population adversely in many parts of the world.

Soon a celestial figure appeared before me and blessed me by saying that I will never be affected adversely by the torrential lashes of rain or floods and I will never be stranded in a calamity like a flash flood or  deluge. I thanked him genuinely for keeping me safe in difficult environmental conditions if I ever would be in a situation like that in future. Upon his arrival and after the fortune blessing given to me, my heart felt all the more ecstatic because I had prayed for the welfare of so many people whom I don’t even know. I attained tremendous peace by praying for the wellbeing and safety of millions livestock, animals and humans. I began to float lightly in the Cosmic Universe inundated in God’s peace besieged by quietude. I held on to this Supreme gift cravingly and felt even lighter than ever before. Once the mind is free of all the earthly bindings after cleansing and baptising in the holy waters of ever pure Spirit, it can reach anywhere and it can connect easily to other Spirits straightaway with ease with God’s will, because in the ethereal space there is One Universal Mind and we are all connected.

After this, I promptly got connected to the voice of one forest’s Spirit in the European countries. The soul of that forest arrived unpredictably on its own just after the previous one departed and said, “I am the Soul of a forest in United Kingdom.” Sensing my bewilderment, it said, “Yes, even forests have Spirits or Souls. This particular forest has a lot of peace. I am gifting you instantaneous healing from the physical discomfort that you are afflicted with at this moment as you have received the bad vibrations of some malicious people living around you. Your unselfish prayers for saving the people from natural calamity have earned you this gift of healing and my undecided sudden appearance.”

My mind raced and thought rapidly before I anticipated I would lose my most unexpected contact with the Spirit of this Forest. So I swiftly asked myself, “What unknown knowledge of the concealed Spirit can I, on the spur of the moment receive from a Soul of a Forest which is en-grained with so much peace?” So far I had never communicated directly with the Spirit of a forest, I knew though that all forests, mountains and rivers have a Soul of its own. They all have a guardian as these Spirits. The Spirits are caretakers of the assigned areas for their growth, nurture and protection. Immaculately came the impeccable reply to my running thought, “All the trees in a forest have an individual soul of its own and they emit peaceful vibrations in this forest. All the trees collectively emit united tranquillity and   peace. Each forest has its appointed deity or celestial entity which has a Spirit of its own. It is the responsibility of this forest Spirit to safeguard the longevity and protection of that forest. These Spirits bless or curse humans according to the good or bad actions performed by them correspondingly. The looters, poachers and corrupt people are cursed and are dealt with severely and punished in many ways in due course of time. While the gentle, caring, kind and humane people are congruently rewarded and blessed in so many benevolent ways now and in future lives also in the form of health, happiness and prosperity.

Civil and social unrest may be because of religious, political or cultural conflicting issues, devouring peace of some regions and places of the world. Out of so many ways, one way of establishing lingering peace in such zones is by growing and nurturing forests and trees in a big number. Every human- being must definitely at least once in his life grow many trees somehow. That person will attain instant peace of mind. By planting a large number of trees, a thick cover of peace will blanket this Earth and in moments of human strife, it will act as a buffer in that place. It will make a huge difference there. In case where unfortunately, communal riots and disharmony are struck, peace shall be resumed quicker than usual time because of the forests and trees transmitting quietness, coolness and serenity in the atmosphere. One unknown reason of losing peace from this Earth is felling and losing of colossal number of big, green trees very swiftly from it.”

(To be continued)

(02.09.12 The picture of the forest is Peaks-Forest in UK sent by Nishith Patel.

Thanks Nish, it is very appropriate and I was searching for one similar to this and you caught my thoughts at the right time. It is a wonderful photo, so calm and serene.)


Blessing as illumination……..

August 19, 2012

19th morning meditation

Last night on 18th Aug that is, before sleeping I chanted God’s many names and prayed fervently by calling out distinctly to God in my own peculiar way- ‘Hey Ishwar, Hey Prabhu, Hey Bhagwan, Hey Narayan, Hey Parmatma, Hey Jagannath, Hey Dayanidhe, Hey Kripa Sindhu, Hey Deenbandhu, Hey Deenanath, Hey Sarva Rakshak, Hey Sarvahitkari, Hey Sarva Palankarta, Hey Sarva Shaktimaan, Hey Sarva Vyapak, Hey Bhagwan……..’

(Oh God, Oh Universal Lord, Oh Merciful Lord, Oh Compassionate God, Oh Blessed Lord, Oh Lord of the downtrodden, Oh Protector of all, Oh Benefactor of all, Oh Almighty God, Oh Omnipresent God……)

I did this many times till immense peace descended over me and I became well in body and mind.  Very quickly I turned my chanting into sincere praying when I asked God to bring about peace and harmony on Earth because the unrest and disharmony in my outer environment began to show on my health and mind. It was perturbing to see Divine’s peace being destroyed in a few hours or days in the world that we live in. Seeing the unrest and disturbances on television screen as well as continuous contact with somebody’s very impure inner being further affected the body and by evening the energies of my sacral chakras became delicate and nearly out of balance. As I totally believe in love, kindness, friendship, harmony, and oneness of God, I could no longer help myself until I had to resort to my unfailing source of peace, calmness and inner harmony- prayers and meditation. So with chanting Lord’s infinite names, I went to sleep peacefully.

As I lacked normal vigour and health, God was kind enough not to wake me up early and instead woke me up by arriving as white Light in me in quite late hours of the day. I thanked the Almighty with a heart full of gratitude and thanks.  Merciful God blessed me with a quick recovery and also some great illumination along with it. I needed to know what was bothering the world and what was it that makes people create disequilibrium, chaos and rebellion everywhere they go. The previous night I had also pleaded God to give wisdom to those people who are against God’s laid out benevolent and compassionate plans and create mischief. Therefore, God responded by communicating with me through these merciful words which brought so much relief, cheer and goodness.

“The complete chaos, utter confusion and lack of harmony in the world are due to its own ignorance.  An agitated and vicious mind creates unrest and destruction first inside its own  space and then outside it. Most people have an inner world of hateful, vicious, greedy thoughts.

Hate breeds and spreads violence; jealousy and hatred are the two root causes of outside mayhem, lack of co-operation and peace between men. God did not create hate, humans created hate. God created love, peace and harmony. It is the unrestrained, untaught and wild mind that forces man to do incorrect, immoral and sinful actions which generate endless, sorrowful lives in future for them. Therefore, it is most essential for everybody to learn to meditate to quieten and serene the mind so that we know how to love all. It is only through the practice of meditation that  will help all people to become more understanding, friendly and empathetic.  The mind enlarges and enhances to Super Consciousness through this special mode of tranquilizing and purifying the mind and heart called meditation.

When much mass wrongful acts are earned and deposited in the people, there are catastrophes like floods, land and soil erosion, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, mass deaths and unreasonable fluctuating seasons and  harsh weathers. Nature cleanses the environment through various methods of upheavals to bring back balance, harmony and sanctity.

People suffer in masses and there is poverty, hunger and other causes of intense sorrow everywhere. Mass bad karmas create mass bad effects. However, the virtuous and morally upright men called saatvik suffer unduly in many ways because of the mass bad karmas of so many other people on this planet.

The excessive wrong karmas of masses are enough to bring down the presence of this planet but it is for the high powered innumerable virtuous sacred karmas of the small numbers of the illumined and enlightened souls called Mahatamas and saints that creates balance on this Universe by stopping the world to break apart.

Ignorance about Universal Truths, Oneness of God; lack of knowledge of the Silent Spectator and presence of Omnipresence within and without is the root cause of all miseries.”

My dear friends, many a times in the material world I get to see glimpses of divinity. It happens  when the mind completely ignores the unseen floating negative thought-waves of multitude people hovering around me.

Shri Mahavatar Babaji sends me his clear messages in such elevated states through his mind only. My mind is able to connect with his and I get information of various kinds by his Grace. Now this is purity of mind and heart as they say in Yoga philosphy or Yoga, the Unity of one’s mind with that of Universal Self. When the mind is forever disinterested in accumulating worldly mental attachments, such a mind is able to peep into the benign spiritual world of God. This state is also called asansari mana- unworldly, unassuming mind.

True calmness of mind is achieved when the unreasonable desires and greedy expectations are discarded by us. Unnecessary longing and accumulation of pride, ego, desires and unhealthy mental habits give rise to agitation of the otherwise calm mind. It must be immediately cast off.

Desires can be never-ending and ignorance about its presence in us can be more harmful than we think or recognize.

Those of us who wish to have Divine Illumination within oneself even amidst outside strife and normal householder’s life  must  accept that to realize God in oneself, one only has to go inwards and it is the mind ultimately which will help us to see and realize God in daily meditations and true, honest prayers.

Sadhana of only those is successful who continuously put their mind on one object, thought, theme or Godhead. Uninterrupted concentration is the key to all success in spiritual objectives. An unsteady or unreserved mind, more so in search of God will not reach you to your ultimate destination. Mind is everything. Mind is thought or sankalpa. It is out of the mere thought or sankalpa of God that this Creation was born. Our mind is created out of that Cosmic power.  Such is the power of our thoughts or mind called mana. So pray whenever you can, in times of happiness or gloom, sickness or health; meditate whenever you can snatch some time off from your daily grind and send out loving, peaceful, powerful thoughts of regeneration, rejuvenation and divine love in all directions and corners of our world. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Om……

A note Thank you everybody for the overwhelming response and appreciation as comments which are full of encouragement and unconditional love. Please know that I have registered them in my heart but cannot reply individually to all. With God’s blessing and Grace, I shall try to serve you even more.

Thanks once again….


Blessing as words….

August 13, 2012

While returning home from Delhi today morning, I sat next to the window in the flight and enjoyed the whole journey marvelling the varied formations of white cottony clouds. It was for the first time that I experienced and saw three tier multitude cloud formations as we flew higher and higher up in the sky. The aeroplane slowly cut through three levels of beautiful floating clouds one by one and I got pretty much fascinated by it because side by side I was also comparing this scene with my scriptural knowledge- Akash, Chid Akash. and Maha Akash.

I considered the first layer of the clouds as only Akash-space. This was the normal mind of the masses –constricted and selfish, I gathered.

The second tier was the middle one when in comparison is the mind of those who break that barrier of limitation and it becomes a little larger-Chid Akash.

Then there are some who break all the normal barriers of human constriction and think beyond-free and unrestricted- Maha Akash.

 My mind became extremely calm as we approached the higher heights after we went over the last and third layer of the white clouds. It soon dawned upon me that when the usual mind dissolves completely in God, it becomes free of all earthly limitations and ties and floats in limitless ether and inspirations and stimuli from those other unbounded and entirely free minds living in Atma or Spirit in the highest skies can be received from anywhere by such unrestricted minds in the ether…. I  became thoughtless after my realizations and only wondered if the great souls who exist in the beyond realms were somehow sending me these inducements and inspirations because my mind was predominantly calm today!?

Once I landed, the hustle bustle around me was the normal thing but throughout my ride home there was an unbroken spell of quietude. I was calm and hardly any thoughts appeared on my mental screen. I did not speak either until I reached my town.

As I got home, the house felt unusually calm as I opened the doors and windows for freshness after two weeks. The unoccupied house greeted me with cordiality and tranquility as if there was a meditating sage in the house for a very long time in my absence and  must have given this peculiar unusual calm. My attention was repeatedly directed towards this unusual phenomenon and many a times I absorbed the prevailing calmness consciously as a result giving me more and more tranquility in my body and mind. Calmness ushered me wherever I moved in the house and I did everything with a composed mind for more than two hours and a half or so. There was no internal dialoguing either.

In a little while, I sensed that the unbroken, extra ordinary calmness was calling me and wishes to convey by speaking something to me; I decided that I should go near it. So I sat down to meditate thereby bringing to a halt all the external activities in the house.

No sooner did I settle down on the mattress and closed my eyes, that all the loud noises on the road vanished and the voices of children playing in the open spaces of their buildings lost. The congeniality in the heart escalated until I was totally drowned in peace and calmness that I saw a big, gentle face of a calm man which disappeared right then, and after which a serene voice began to speak to me touching upon personal and general predictions, “I am God. I will speak to you now, listen. Blessing can come to you as words also. The words that you write here are read all over the world and a horde of people are deriving benefit from it although just a few people write back to you. People are getting illumination, enlightenment and clarity of mind via these words. This is coming back to you as blessing from me in words today.

In the next three years you will travel a lot across the globe and those people who read these words and have assimilated them can come to you to diffuse any doubts when they meet you. Ask them to read each word with care and reverence. It is me who is disseminating these words through you. These words when read with devotion will clear their spiritual path of their ignorance. Help those who come to you with devotion and veneration only. There are a few persons around you who are malicious and selfish and have revulsion towards you. When you get their thoughts wipe them out immediately as such thoughts are an obstruction in your continuous periods of tranquillity.

Tranquillity and peace of mind is a blessing.

There are some things in this world which are found in very small amounts yet they are extremely essential. Copper and Boron are trace elements and are rare. They are required by the body in extremely small amounts but are very essential for the normal functioning. Boron is found in apples. The fatigue and weariness in your body is due to deficiency of these two trace elements these days, so consume apples and dates. Drink apple and carrot juice and have hot cocoa milk with nuts. You shall recover fast.

People chase and run after so many mundane things in this world but hardly a few recognize that calmness and tranquillity of mind is such a rare thing and it should be acquired. Calmness, quietness and composure are as essential to us as vitality in the body. You cannot live without it. ”

Dear friends, from the time when I sat in the plane in the morning of 13.08.12 until much after I reached home in late afternoon, I was undergoing a beautiful spiritual experience which I have just narrated to you briefly in this post. Hope these words will prove useful to you in some way or the other. I wish to thank all of you humbly  who are devoting their time and energy in reading these words that I receive, think, compose and write for you on my weblog as I am move along on my ongoing long, beautiful, evergreen spiritual journey.

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Blessing pours as Light….

August 13, 2012

 Although I am not the one to crack under pressure easily but my well of continuous energy got fizzled out because of extreme activity in the last two months and to take some rest after a spell of brief illness, on 9th Aug afternoon I placed my tired body in the bed and felt a little stress-free. The senses became relaxed and the limbs were feeling de-stressed soon after. Not even before I could completely let go of myself wholly, in a micro second I perceived thick yellow Cosmic Light scattering in my room. The soothing Light was spreading close to my body and it was a sheer delight to see, feel and sense the same Light in my closed eyes. The comforting warmth that it gave me also generated a sense of deep escalating bliss because the Light was a forecast of auspiciousness and celestial joy. The lingering woes began to wane and the energy as sap in my body began to rise up in the entire body upwards. I was aware that I was rising upwards and that my consciousness would soon reach the highest skies. This thought made me a bundle of intense buoyant joy from a sack of heavy tired energies in no time.

I lounged in it as long as I could. There was Light outside me and there was so much Divine Light within me! My heart soared and then danced in joy as I recognized the fact that with mercy of God that divine moment had at last arrived because of which I would be now floating in the supreme skies of ananda, divine bliss  for the next few days….

The same Light which sometimes is addressed as God, came as a bolt over me in a few split secondss.  Like a thick panel of light it hit me in the spine and entered inside it. The running of comfy and snug Light was so much longed-for. I was instantly re-energized. A feeling of wellbeing and goodness ascended side by side. Alternately, my mind’s concentration became fixated and the dissipated energies rewound and indeed God spoke to me …

“What is there to be so distressed and demotivated about? For everything there is a good reason. Not all can be explained yet it can be believed by the firm believers. The death and destruction that was happening at the time of your arrival at the Himalayan foothills was not without a reason.

Human mind is very constricted and biased. It mainly thinks about itself irrespective of nature’s laws and people do not abide by the rules laid down by the Spirit or God which creates havoc and disorder. It again falls in the domain of the saints and the realized ones to bring about order, harmony and peace. Babaji is doing just that. Our karmas create our destiny. Collective karmas if done adversely will deprive the people of prosperity, peace and sense of wellness. So send out loving as well as thoughts of regeneration in the environment to re grow the lost good thoughts in the atmosphere. Believe in your destiny and continue doing your daily service or seva of God and leave the result of your good karmas to God to bless you in any way it deems fit. Babaji is watching over you always.

 A yogi whose heart is pure and mind stable in all times will find lasting peace and tranquillity. Restore yourself from the fatigue accumulated over last many weeks and find solace within. Connect your mind with My presence and you shall obtain bliss. As God is even-handed and generous you shall be rewarded at the right time. Nothing goes unnoticed under the eyes of omnipresent Almighty.

Continue your sadhana with the same zeal and gust as before. Meditate daily and help those who are in need of you and you shall find enduring elated happiness.”


Interlude?

August 9, 2012

Life is beautiful; it is made up of many twists and turns.

My much, much awaited journey to Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s Ashram in Badrinath met with an unexpected termination when the weather in the mountains got very hostile and I had to return to Delhi after waiting for four days in Rishikesh assuming that it would become fair and conducive in a few days. The region in the Himalayas, more so in Uttarkashi district became unsafe because of flash floods and landslides in no time in the beginning of the first week of August. Observing all this, I had to resign to my fate ultimately. I retreated and have returned home. At this moment I don’t know what God has in store for me but I have learnt a few new things while I was wedged between Delhi and Badrinath during those four days.

First of all, God has his own plans no matter what we propose or want. And we do not fully understand the mysteries behind his acts or dispensations, at least not immediately. All we can do is to accept his will and believe in the heart that God is not unreasonable subsequently we should go by his judgement and treatment meted out to us. During such disappointing times, the love and reverence for God and Gurus should not fluctuate or wither. The mind should be calmer than ever before and the thoughts should not race in all directions randomly in anticipation or apprehensions. I am thankful to my Gurus and the kind God for putting me in such difficult situations and yet giving me the Grace to understand his workings and not let me dribble away my fortitude and sincerity. I only said to Shri Mahavatar Babaji, ” Maharaj, your will and wish is my destiny,” before I accepted the sudden turn of sad events.

My overall planning and preparations for this special trip was exhaustive and exhausting. I do not know at this juncture whether I will blog intermittently or not at all for the time being because I need some solitude and quietude after prevalent weariness in me. I also wish to gather my distributed energies and wish to delight in many moments of touching my inner depths where I find tranquillity and inner solace. Therefore,  I request you all please not to exchange emails or phone calls, at least for the coming subsequent weeks with me so that I can benefit from my daily meditations and contemplations which will recharge me mentally as well as spiritually….However you can express yourself with your comments on the blog, that space is yours.

In the end, I wish to express my sympathy and comfort to all those who have lost their people and possessions in the catastrophe that nature meted out recently in the Himalayas. May God give them the strength, courage and wisdom to rebuild their lives to gain happiness and prosperity in future.

I would still love to meditate on 15th August at 7 a.m. with Mahavatarji and you all are invited too.

( I have taken both these pictures from Mandira. Thanks Mandira)