Ichcha Shakti, our power to will -I

May 14, 2014

Part A

From ‘The state of Super Consciousness-I’

Mahavatar Babaji is one such outstanding holy incarnation. He is meditating and living with a group of a few trusted and very advanced yogis in the secret caves of Himalayas living for just one purpose- to help mankind and the human race as a whole to evolve in Spirit. And also to make this planet more peaceful, worth living and to avoid any conflict between two or more nations. He is a living example for the world to see the full potential and possibilities of human development in Spirit.  He is a Maha Purush because he has crossed all the limitations of maya or prakriti and has achieved immortality. He answers to so many people’s doubts, questions and curiosities without their even being aware of it. He helps innumerable aspirants on their journey of self-realization and shows them their future path in direct and oblique ways.

How do the yogis achieve the highest levels of Consciousness?

Each man possesses a mental body of his own. It is the energy of the kind of thoughts that dwell and are nurtured in the mind. His intellectual property, his process of thinking and the kind of thoughts nurtured are all included in the mental body. Each thought that we send out, each thought that we receive and the cumulative power of it all makes a man what he is and it this thought power to which we are attracted in some people or repelled depending on the quality of thought.

Every thought has its own vibration and wave length. The nearer it is to Super Consciousness, the higher its power.  The lower the thought, the denser the wave. The higher the consciousness of the person, the subtler the thought. Our thought waves float in the ether like sound waves. One’s mind is able to catch the wavelength of a similar thought. We should be careful in mixing with people, spiritual aspirants should try to mingle with strong, healthy and positive minds.

There are three types of power that a man possesses in his consciousness.

Ichcha Shakti or the power of one’s desire

Sankalp Shakti or thought power and

Kriya Shakti the power to do actions.

Ichcha Shakti. It is the power bestowed upon humans to initiate an act. Without this power, the force to initiate and start an action does not come into play. The stronger the desire or ichcha shakti, the more possibility for the actions to manifest.

Part B

Yesterday evening my house was flooded with moonlight in the evening. It was a day prior to Buddha Poornima which falls today on 14th May. I wanted no artificial lights in my room because the silver, soft light was slowly falling on the floors of the rooms and it also had such a cooling impact on my mind and body. I looked at the moon several times in the sky and appreciated its coolness and freshness. Its energy was palpable and then a very resourceful idea came into my mind. I opened all the windows; I decided to meditate in the moonlight. I quickly sat down on the couch where maximum moonlight was falling and the mood and disposition itself was so contemplative and introverted. My mind was naturally very calm in this panoramic time.


Buddha Poornima and Bhagwan Buddha are so synonymous that I immediately traveled mentally to Bodh Gaya and sat under the Bodhi Tree to meditate. The swirling and rustling Peepal tree leaves were casting their magic spell already and I was soaked in every little divine vibrations coming from that spiritual place.

I felt that I was a very lucky soul to have visited Bodh Gaya and more so because correspondingly I could replicate at home what I did and experienced in Bodh Gaya. Besides, I imagined that I am sitting in that holy spot where Bhagwan Buddha must have sat there and meditated so intensely and got spiritual enlightenment. A gush of fresh spiritual energies encircled me and I felt I am really in that place even now under the moonlight. I have relived those sublime experiences a few times more at night and in the wakeful times and when I woke up at night.

However, today on 14th May it was very different The day started with a lot of commotion, apathy by people whom I met and also unexpected unrest from neighbours. I took things as they came and handled them with serenity in spite of serious concern that the external turbulence should not weaken my good hold over inner peace which I had gathered under the moonlight the previous late evening. By afternoon and the onset of evening as the disturbing energies waned and faded. I rested and I realized that instantaneously the mind had touched the base of very deep peace again. I was waiting earnestly for this to happen. When would the flow of contradictory energies wane so that I could take my mind to the innermost levels of peace was my thought throughout. I was successful in patiently switching and co-coordinating the exit of bad energies and immediately going  back to the deep ocean of great peace inside after the tranquil  vibrations began coming in. It was only after this point that I was able to radiate the most brilliant spiritual energies and then compose a short article which would give us some new insights and messages from the holy, Divine Masters on this auspicious day.

Yesterday in the long meditation that I did in the morning, I had the great blessing and kripa of Shri Kartikeyan Swami again. He had once initiated Shri Mahavatar Babaji in Katargama into higher Kriya Science. So he is my Param, param Guru!

But before that there is something else to say too…..

Only on Sunday evening 11th May, as I took a long walk, I incidentally happened to be very close to Ayyappa temple where Kartikeyan Swami is also worshiped. I was very thrilled to know that he had actually called me to seek his blessings.  There were no  plans to go to that temple. We reached at the most appropriate time where some drums were being played and the Aarti was being performed.

I paid my humblest, most sincere devotion, reverence and sought his benediction. He immediately conveyed, “After Babaji, from now onward I am your Guru, I will take your lessons, tell everybody that you are my good disciple and your tapasya is bearing very pleasant fruit.” I had just gone there as a mark of respectfulness and gratefulness and I got more than I ever thought I was worthy of. My heart was swaying with joy as I got the  inner benediction and also the outside spiritual atmosphere of the temple. I came home feeling very full and enlightened because I saw God’s unseen working behind all this. I only obeyed my inner guidance and got gravitated towards the temple spontaneously where Swami resides. I thanked God so many times!

During my long meditation Swami unfolded my very long spiritual journey as per his own appraisal, “From a low-set, sunken incarnation in the first life to higher and higher incarnation in every life until you have become an accomplished tapasvini, yogini, you have risen in every life. It was not in your destiny to touch such stellar heights in this life too. Your accomplishments are because of your excessively powerful thoughts and resolute of will. Everything has happened because of your power of will. And remember in future also you shall be able to accomplish all your dreams because of your strong Ichcha Shakti, and will power.

(To be continued)

Bodh Gaya where Lord Buddha meditated bestows ichcha shakti or will power to us.

Bodh gaya 1

Bodh gaya 2

Parangipettai, the place where Shri Mahavatar Babaji was born also has great energies to supplement us with Ichcha Shakti.


Parangi -2