Dear readers, as was informed to you two days earlier that the next 4 articles will be from Pondicherry,  this article is composed from this very special place. Pondicherry is so appropriate for a seeker as it provides all the necessary requirements needed to do each one’s own sadhana and yoga.

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My first visit after my arrival at 7.00 pm at Ma’s ashram.

I needed uninterrupted attention and complete focus and I am getting it here and I had a lovely start in the morning where I am putting up.

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The place adds so much energy to the substance of my write ups and I am certain that everyone will be promoting their progress with the special energy that is supplied by places which are abundant with powerful spiritual vibrations.

Moving on, let us now proceed to the important part of the conversation between Swami Shivanandji and me in Pondicherry today.

I was in deep communion with Swamiji between 5 and 6 a.m. today and I reproduce some part of that dialogue by keeping the continuity of my conversations with him for the benefit of all the interested people.

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(Swami Shivananda of Rishikesh- Divine Life Society. Picture source and courtesy- Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, Chicago)

15.12.14.

Swamiji: “In olden days, there was a lot of greenery and people were so less in number. It was quiet and peaceful. Some rare Brahmaveta Guru would ensure that the sacred knowledge of God realization that he possesses should be passed on to some one else before he dies. He would therefore make a small hermitage in a secluded place, mostly near a river bed and select a few deserving students. Out of many, he would choose only one or two at the most and over a period of a few years complete the procedure of transferring his accomplishments to the deserving students. All this would happen in a very loving and peaceful atmosphere.

Students came from far and wide and would try their best to become the suitable candidate for achieving the most precious vidya or knowledge called Brahma Vidya. To assist the process, yoga and pranayam were also practised and the students would do anything to please their masters and gurus so that they would qualify and complete their degrees and specialize in their subjects.

However, the situation is a contrast today. There is rapid urbanization and the villages are impoverished. The city life is very hectic and there are no forests or open spaces where people can breath fresh air. And because the population is dense, the air is laden with so many thoughts floating that the minds of people are not calm. There is a sea of thoughts that float in the air and tranquility deprived. Also, the greed and imitation of acquiring worldly wealth is phenomenal in Kaliyug thus preventing them to remain in a peaceful atmosphere. It will take a little more than ten thousand years for the Earth to recover its rapid erosion and the values of Eternal Dharma or Sanatan Dharma to return and bring back peace, harmony and tranquility globally.

In the primitive times, it was easy to practice Pranayam, kriya, sukshma dhyan or meditation on very subtle planes in placid environments. But today all this is not possible for the majority of people who live in cities, only few can avail the prospects of living in clean and quiet environment to attain their spiritual pursuits and undertakings.

Many saints and seers, including me in consultation with Shri Mahavatar Babaji more than ten years ago decided to innovate and we came up with an entirely new school of thought whereby maximum help could be provided to maximum people to hasten the kaal chakra or time wheel from Kaliyug to Satyayug. Seeing the number of wrongdoers posing as saints but who are frauds, profiteers, deceivers and betrayers rising everyday, it was arrived at a consensus after God’s approval to initiate a novel way of transmitting the ancient knowledge in today’s modern world. Technology and electronics would be used to transmit the given sacred knowledge from one person living on Earth who would acquire Brahma Vidya from us from the astral plane and through internet, home lessons would be distributed. Shri Mahavatar Babaji would be the chief associate who would decide what the context and content should be and how long the enterprise or initiative would continue. You were chosen by everybody to stay on the Earth and communicate with Shri Mahavatar Babaji who is living in seclusion in Himalayas and the saint community who is presently in a Spirit state in the various regions of the sky. Your blog is the platform and forum from where various activities are undertaken and an attempt to cover maximum candidates is achieved.”

I was listening to the flow of important messages very attentively and was also waiting to learn something special as I know that Swamiji would have a lot hidden inside him, a treasure of knowledge that he has. Gauging at my interest and aiming at teaching us something new in these days he told me more.

Swamiji: “The next two weeks time is important. Keep vigil on your progress and dedicate this period in rapid learning after which you shall get a rest period. A flood gate has been thrown open by us by which many drowning men can save their lives. They will be intimated and shaken up after which they will begin to reform and upscale their inner lives. You will have to monitor their progress and they will surely show tremendous progress.”

Me: “Definitely Swamiji, I will see to it that we do not be lethargic and must improve our present scale.”

Swamiji: “Now I will fulfill your wish and will tell you something vital.

There are  5 elements in the Universe, 5 elements in the physical body and 5 elements in the subtle body called manas. Dharti, jal, agni, vayu, aakash-Earth, water, fire, air and space.

Dharti, Earth and jal, water are  found before the navel at muladhar chakra as well as around navel, agni at navel and little above navel, vayu at throat seat of manas, the 5th chakra and akash or space at 7th chakra.

Earth and water come from food and water (respiration) from nature. Energy is formed and is fire in the form of calories. Thoughts do not stay in one place and are flowing hence has vayu or air. And to realize God, we require very fine and refined cosmic elements in the form of selfless virtues such freedom, truth, forgiveness, love, compassion, dedication and so many more great qualities. Akash, space is needed for contemplation, meditation and soaking of all thoughts about the form and characteristics of God in us.

(This is a very concise version)

These 5 elements are also in extremely micro levels, in our mind or manas in the form of thoughts. Our quality of thoughts depends on the chemistry of food, habits, austerity, conduct and spiritual practices as tapas and a few more causes.

The 5 elements’ proportion keeps changing according to diet, location or environment, thought process and destiny or karmas. Balancing it is important otherwise the mind spoils its peace. Yoga, rest, meditation and guru bhakti are essential to maintain this balance. From time to time the inner guru will guide you to eat, think and behave righteously.

Nature is very essential, quietude and lack of noise is of paramount importance. Since in today’s time all this is not possible easily, we also made a plan to solve this problem. Doing Kriya or pranayam is not being rigorously stressed by us because of polluted air and noise pollution. To counter this deficiency, we devised a unique charter and plan. From time to time, you should go to places where your life slows down, you have mental peace and rest, you should attain higher progress and also achieve some powerful vibrations from ancient places by undertaking various pilgrimages. There is one place which I advise you and a selected few others to go to-Omkareshwar.

Since it is not very well connected with other places, it still retains its magnitude and spiritual power. The place is serene and quiet and you must also spend some or a few days in a quiet ashram and practice silence and Kriya and meditation. Even if you do it once in 3 years, the advantages would be so many. Many sages have blessed that place and if you can spend some time in that quiet and holy place, the difference will be huge. Maharishi Kashyap’s everlasting presence and spiritual vibrations are very prominent in this temple area. Those who wish to learn more about Truth and Light must make the attempt of visiting this place and get his favours and blessings!

I have given you this exclusive knowledge because you are a worthy disciple. You are now going to embark on a new, higher journey and that is that from today you shall dispense Prabhutva Gyan, extremely blazing knowledge. It requires sukshma buddhi and akash; very fine intellect, and sky or ether is of vital importance. Hence, you must spend some time everyday in  a garden or a park and sit under the sky to bring back the balance of all elements. As you are doing  a lot of mental activities, you burn a lot of your mental calories. Some comes from food and some from the sky or akash.”…..

I finish this post by bowing down humbly and respectfully in the refuge and sacred feet of Maharishi Kashyap and Maharishi Shivanandji. They both are so lofty and humble and I pray to God to give me the strength and humility to fulfill all my duties and roles so that  their mission is accomplished for the salvation of humankind.

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View of the river Narmada from the small hill where the temple is located.

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The white dome is of Omkareshwar Temple, one of the Jyotirlingas in India.

Suggested related readings-

In search of Ultimate Peace-III &

Expand your consciousness-II

20 replies
  1. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    This blog is indeed precious and sacred beyond words as I came to know through this para:

    ” Seeing the number of wrongdoers posing as saints but who are frauds, profiteers, deceivers and betrayers rising everyday, it was arrived at consensus after God’s approval to initiate a novel way of transmitting the ancient knowledge in today’s modern world. Technology and electronics would be used to transmit the given sacred knowledge from one person living on Earth who would acquire Brahma Vidya from us from the astral plane and through internet, home lessons would be distributed.

    Shri Mahavatar Babaji would be the chief associate who would decide what the context and content should be and how long the enterprise or initiative would continue. You were chosen by everybody to stay on the Earth and communicate with Shri Mahavatar Babaji who is living in seclusion in Himalayas and the saint community who is presently in a Spirit state in the various regions of the sky.

    Your blog is the platform and forum from where various activities are undertaken and an attempt to cover maximum candidates is achieved. ”

    Glory to the almighty Divine <3

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  2. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    Point noted. Shall follow. Hope to make a trip to Omkareshwar
    in 2015 :

    ” Doing Kriya or pranayam is not being rigorously stressed by us because of polluted air and noise pollution. To counter this deficiency, we devised a unique charter and plan. From time to time, you should go to places where your life slows down, you have mental peace and rest, you should attain higher progress and also achieve some powerful vibrations from ancient places by undertaking various pilgrimages. There is one place which I advise you and a selected few others to go to- Omkareshwar. “

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  3. Mandira
    Mandira says:

    Lovely, serene picture of Swami Shivanandji.

    “A flood gate has been thrown open by us by which many drowning men can save their lives. They will be intimated and shaken up after which they will begin to reform and upscale their inner lives. You will have to monitor their progress and they will surely show tremendous progress.”

    This is indeed important information for all of us. Please let me know if any action has to be taken by me on this. I shall promptly comply.

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  4. Asim
    Asim says:

    “The five elements’ proportion keeps changing according to diet,location or environment,thought process and destiny or karmas.Balancing it is important otherwise the mind spoils its peace.Yoga,rest,meditation and guru bhakti is essential to maintain this balance.From time to time the inner guru will guide you to eat think and behave righteously.”
    Wonderful para on balancing…
    Thank you.

    Reply
  5. manju
    manju says:

    Jai Guru dear Sarikaji,

    through absolute divine grace and mercy we all have been guided to the sacred blog !!!! my interest in the teachings and life of swami sivanandaji was awakened a few months ago , and it surprised me because i am always longing to know about sri Mahavatar Babaji . he blessed us with a great truth and revealed about the sanctity of the Omkareshwar jyotirling .Sarikaji keep being the divine channel of the Great saints and bless our souls .

    Humble pranams to all the Masters and to dear Sarikaji,

    manju

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  6. Midhun Pk
    Midhun Pk says:

    pranam to the great master, and ma.

    Really feel blessed to read this post, blessed that i could connect to this blog. it is so precious and valuable.

    With love,
    Midhu

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  7. ~letTheColorsRumble
    ~letTheColorsRumble says:

    Pranaam dearest Swamiji,

    Gratitude, gratitude. So easily you have given us the methods to overcome the hurdles that we face today on this path of elevating ourselves from within.

    Where and when have we done such deeds,
    that You need to break Your Divine Bliss.

    You whisper to us things Sacred and Unknown,
    and take us closer and closer to our Home.

    All You ask. we silently keep moving,
    and do what we ought to be doing.

    Dearest Maa, with such Grace, Mercy, and Compassion, falling into our laps from our Beloved Gurus, would we have enough gratitude in us to offer to these unconditionally loving Great Souls?

    Thank you Maa for every second that you have worked tirelessly for the Divine.

    Pranaam.

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  8. pandey2
    pandey2 says:

    Read again this Post Ma..So many disclosures by Swamiji:

    -There are 5 elements in the Universe, 5 elements in the physical body and 5 elements in the subtle body called manas.

    -In manas these 5 elements are in extremely micro levels, in the form of thoughts.

    -The 5 elements’ proportion keeps changing according to diet, location or environment, thought process and destiny or karmas. Balancing it is important otherwise the mind spoils its peace.

    -Yoga, rest, meditation and guru bhakti is essential to maintain this balance. From time to time the inner guru will guide you to eat, think and behave righteously.

    -Spend some time everyday in a garden or a park and sit under the sky to bring back the balance of all elements.

    -Nature is very essential, quietude and lack of noise is of paramount importance.

    -From time to time, one should go to places where his/her life slows down, have mental peace and rest, and should attain higher progress and also achieve some powerful vibrations from ancient places by undertaking various pilgrimages.

    -There is one place which is selected few others to go to: Shri Omkareshwar.

    -Those who wish to learn more about Truth and Light must make the attempt of visiting this place and get his (Kashyap rishi and Lord Shiva’s) favours and blessings!

    -This sacred blog is the platform and forum from where various activities are undertaken and an attempt to cover maximum candidates is achieved.

    -A flood gate has been thrown open by us (divine masters) by which many drowning men can save their lives. They will be intimated and shaken up after which they will begin to reform and upscale their inner lives. You (Sarika ma) will have to monitor their progress and they will surely show tremendous progress.

    Thank you Ma, Swamiji and all the divine masters for your infinite compassion, blessings and continuous guidance to save us from continuous tempting worldly delusions and free us from vicious cycle of birth and death.
    Please accept my heart-full gratitude and pranam in your lotus feet.

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  9. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    Happy to have read this post again today. Beautiful pic of Swami Shivanandaji absorbed in inner bliss . A Zillion Thanks for everything <3

    Reply
  10. NK
    NK says:

    Dear Ma,

    To get some peace, silence and cut ourselves from the chaotic world, Swami Shivanandji and all the Holy Masters have suggested a method to attain the same.

    “Nature is very essential, quietude and lack of noise is of paramount importance. Since in today’s time all this is not possible easily, we also made a plan to solve this problem. Doing Kriya or pranayam is not being rigorously stressed by us because of polluted air and noise pollution. To counter this deficiency, we devised a unique charter and plan. From time to time, you should go to places where your life slows down, you have mental peace and rest, you should attain higher progress and also achieve some powerful vibrations from ancient places by undertaking various pilgrimages.”

    May the divine masters bless us with many such spiritually recharging trips !!!

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    • spiritinlife
      spiritinlife says:

      Yes dear Nazma. First prepare yourself for those recharging trips. You shall benefit more than normal. God bless you. Ma

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  11. NK
    NK says:

    Yes Ma, will always remember it.

    So what all should a sadhak do to prepare oneself for such spiritual trips apart from meditation?

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  12. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    Feeling very happy today just to be alive and on this planet earth. Grateful for this blog and all the divine masters who guide us all. Looking forward to the Omkareshwar trip in 2016.
    Love and Gratitude <3

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  13. shahid
    shahid says:

    ” There is one place which I advise you and a selected few others to go to-Omkareshwar.

    Since it is not very well connected with other places, it still retains its magnitude and spiritual power. The place is serene and quiet and you must also spend some or a few days in a quiet ashram and practice silence and Kriya and meditation. Even if you do it once in 3 years, the advantages would be so many. Many sages have blessed that place and if you can spend some time in that quiet and holy place, the difference will be huge. Maharishi Kashyapa’s everlasting presence and spiritual vibrations are very prominent in this temple area. Those who wish to learn more about Truth and Light must make the attempt of visiting this place and get his favours and blessings! ”

    Feeling very blessed today morning and looking forward to the Omkareshwar temple trip next year under your guidance mom.
    I love you God. Thank you for this human life <3

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  14. Shahid
    Shahid says:

    I bow at the sacred feet of Sri Babaji, Maharishi Kashyapa and Maharishi Shivanandji. Please help me clear my bad karma’s and help me start a brand new divine life. Please assist me in getting out of my ignorance/darkness and reconnect to my beloved God within me. Thank you for showering so much blessings and grace on all of us.

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  15. Sujata Pradhan
    Sujata Pradhan says:

    Dear Maa,

    Pranam . I bow at the feet of sages.
    Please guide on how to dilute our vasanas and how to increase kriya shakti.

    I bow at to your feet. hope to meet you in person.

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  16. spiritinlife
    spiritinlife says:

    Dear Sujata, vasanas are only possible to get rid off under a very competent Master. They are unrecognizable and if recognized, the person does not have the power to remove it. The Light has to come from outside, from a sacred Guru. I am glad you recognize removal of vasanas important. I bless you it will be possible under right guidance.
    Please write to me about yourself on spiritinlife@gmail.com.
    Ma

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  17. Kunal
    Kunal says:

    Dear Ma,

    I want to thank you from the depths of my heart. You are beacon of hope and light for me. Words are not enough for me to express how greatful I am. You have given much meaning to my previously meaningless existence. Opened up my thought process but I have to still learn to match it with Kriya shakti.

    I study your experiences and tirths.You are a higher more complete human. I cannot fathom your consciousness. All my definations concepts of life have changed in a effort to understand you. I hope your teachings live in me and manifest through me, in some way on mother earth.

    You give me inspiration to live life and overcome my self harming vasanas and thoughts. They dont seem to end, you help me find more and more to deal with. Reforming each pattern is a new challenge and more difficult than the previous one. They are subtle and secretly find expression through me, I try to very aware of them.

    I have made a lot of mistakes with my life, I have a lot of regrets, bravely went into it and somehow it became a mess. It’s so painful to think about, I ignore it. I might have never turned for help otherwise. I tell myself, it had to happen for destiny to bring me to you.

    A lot of my life situations have to be tweaked and made progressive. Ive learnt there is no limit to how adjusting and liquid the mana can be, the more adjusting and helpful I make it, the more life flows like a river creating beauty where it goes.

    I want to my mana to be like yours. I think of you throughout my day, you are always in my mind. You make my mana a mandir. You are a mother to this world.

    I feel I don’t even thank you enough for what you do, the way you have anchored my life.

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