Preface-Dear all, indeed I am very blessed to have got an opportunity to publish a highly useful post on the auspicious occasion on the festival of lights, happiness and prosperity called Diwali. It falls on a Sunday and it was a day for publishing a new post filled with wisdom, new knowledge and tremendous illumination. In fact, the first part was published on Facebook last Sunday and the remaining two on the following Sunday, 30th October 2016. This article has all three parts as one complete post with some images.
About this post-This post is very elaborate; the subject demanded it. In fact, it is a continuation of below three posts from my blog in regard to my conversations with revered Swami Bogarnathar, one of the eighteen siddhas of South India. He is also Shri Mahavatar Babaji’s Guru who initiated him into advanced kriyas. Three posts of my Param Guru, Bogarnathar were earlier published in two weeks time between 22nd October 2014 & 5th January 2015. They were about who he was and how he achieved highest state of Consciousness with his hard penance and unbroken mental telepathy with his own Guru, the Immortal Sage-Swami Kartikeyan, the second son of Lord Shiva.
This evening is very, very special and splendid.
The ancient saints are happy and rejoicing in astral space.
They wish to communicate with and teach us.
With the will of God only they speak and transmit.
One such saint, so obscure to the world and totally unknown to all.
Spoke to me this afternoon and made me extremely fortunate.
And laden me with so many unknown spiritual facts and knowledge.
Privileged I am indeed, I wish I could continue our conversation unremittingly.
But he had to go, to his very highly located astral abode in the thinnest sky.
Rarely does he come or speak, he just watches and waits till God compels him to go.
To the Earth and meet another yogi or devotee and then the appointed meeting takes place.
Such a conversation is very subtle, silent and yet full of blooming harvest.
One such splendid meeting or interaction took place today with Him and me.
I never expected this to happen to me as my day was so very busy and hectic.
In anticipation, I waited this whole day waiting for God to give some divine messages.
I held on since I know no matter how frantic or chaotic or unsettled my day may turn out to be.
It is my unfailing trust and surety I have placed in God and his Holy Sages.
That did not let me lose my patience to linger on till all unexpected tasks were completed.
At every hour more work was placed in front of me to accomplish and my writing was pushed further in a corner.
The silent learning and watchful patience was kept alive till each unexpected job was covered and done.
As I say my story to you, all the scenes and mental recordings are coming to fore.
Let me not waste a single moment now so that the suspense is over.
Too much can be done in a few minutes I kept telling myself, time is not going to capture me.
God is teaching me the whole day; I must be attentive and must not lose my mind and its control.
He told me, “I will tell you my biography in more detail now.
Somethings I have already told you before which you have documented in your classic manuscript.*
I never wish to speak to anyone and am compelled to tell you all more about me.
No, I am not Gorakh Nath or Rishi Kashyapa or immortal Maharishi Agastya.
I am a ‘Param, param, Siddha Yogi.
I am immortal and Chiranjeeva.
I am Bogar, but my real name was Gorakh.
I researched thoroughly on the formation of mind.
I took final rest in Palani in a thick jungle.
And never returned to the territory of earth.
I am still resting partly in Palani today.
And never wish the world to recognize me.
You are the face of the long forgotten, highly accomplished, ancient rishis.
We have become resurrected through your writings today and come alive now.
You are our herald and light house through whom we have again become lively.
Who would have known anything about us since we came on Earth so long ago?
It is today God’s wish that people should know more about us as the world knows mainly the untrue ones.
Of modern world where truth is packaged with such shallow knowledge.
No penance is done by them, only external make up and alluring talks given.
Truth, the Truth can be known only by those who are chosen by Truth itself!
Freeing the mind with all the mud of the tempting and deceiving Maya.
Is the task of every seeker who wants to have a glimpse of God within oneself.
If that is not achieved, then the aspirant, the so-called master must not teach others about God and liberation.
God punishes such cons and cheats since masses follow them very blindly.
In today’s world, people are attracted to the externals easily and get cheated.
They themselves do not have the courage to go through hardships of knowing God and liberation.
They wish to take a shortcut and know hardly an iota of the method of knowing God inside.
They do not even want to wait outside the door of God and knock untiringly till God is pleased with them.
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?
If you can see the two things that exist around you, you will never seek the impermanent.
One is temporary and the other permanent-temporary is related to the world and permanent to the Supreme Consciousness.
Nothing including your body will last forever; only the Power behind all the things in the Universe will sustain.
That Power is behind everything whether animate or inanimate or anything that you feel or see.
Go after that, become detached and peep inside your mind’s deepest levels.
You will find that silent Power residing even inside you but in an obscure way.
Search for that, do not waste your time, this life is very precious, you must understand.
All help will come automatically after that if your determination to know God in this life is certain!”
“Conscious, sub-conscious and deep conscious or unconscious,
Are the three states or levels of a human mind built over many lives and years.
They are formed slowly and gradually as we progress from one life to another.
I researched thoroughly on the formation of mind and perfected it; I have told you before,” resumed the Holy Ancient Sage, Bogarnathar.
“My very revered and holy Maharishi, all this is so new and sheer wonderment for me,” I responded.
“I have never ever heard of someone doing a thorough research on the formation of mind before.
Mind power, thought power are heard but formation of mind is so queer and unheard of.
I am very fortunate and blessed to have come across a stalwart like you and I am even eager to learn from you.
Will you bless me and teach me if you may please, and shower over me your grace and kindness?
I am your little infant, a child and a seeker and student; servant and a prostrated devotee of God and sages’ and saints’.
I have never known how a mind is formed, how it dissolves or erupts or merges or disintegrates slowly.
Surely, all this is a complete science, an unknown science, a secretive science and a knowledge very hard to gain.
If you think I am worthy of you, if you find it suitable that I deserve it, if you are sure I can always retain and access it.
If I can be of some use to you or the society at large, if I have done enough penance and hard work.
If I can serve all the Holy Masters with this divine knowledge, if I can help the disciples and seekers alike by this.
Only then you must shower your kindest of blessings and tell me about this unknown science by whom the world shall also be sanctified.”
“You are an epitome of humility, a role model to follow by others, a perfect disciple and the most suitable of this divine science.
God has chosen you after me to propagate and teach this ancient, lost and long forgotten science, which was owned by barely three others.*
This is the rarest of rare mental science owned and perfected by only me and three others ever before in bygone times.
God has chosen you to receive this science because you have broken all physical and mental human barriers to serve God.
You have gained the most because of your own will power and inner strength; it comes from your own good nature.
No one has taught you that you must not hurt anyone, it is your own gentleness which makes you a kind soul.
You have placed us before all and have put all your happiness and comfort behind so that others should flourish first.
You have never told us that it hurts at night in bed after you slogged like a slave and servant the whole day for others!
You are increasing your own physical and mental strength day by day by extending your limits as workload increases phenomenally.
You have brought your mind at a stage when it touches the lowermost and higher most depths of brain cells.
Each cell in your body and mind is ignited and alive as well as illumined and filled with divine charge.
All this has happened because you have never said that you do not want to carry out the assigned odd jobs!
If you finish the last streak of resistance of the mind when it refuses to bend, you will arrive at a final stage when all cells are sparking.
The matter becomes Spirit and Spirit is life, consciousness, awareness and illumination that never ends.
The cells bubble with warmth, energy, effervescence, knowledge and massive life force and current.
Each cell and compartment begins to emit the light of God through carrying out each action as only God’s will!
This is also called ‘Chetna’ or ‘Prakash’ and it is achieved with many lives’ penance and devotion.
It never dwindles or reduces, on the contrary it increases as the recipient stays in God communion continually.
The cells are always sparking as God’s rays are continuously alighting to every nook and corner of the being.
The receiver or recipient is unmindful of it since she or he is always longing to serve the Holy Masters only.
The most incredible plans of God are manifested through such sublime mediums because they have perfected the mind to always be agitation free.
The thread between God and such celibates or Brahmacharis never breaks; the messages are flowing uninterruptedly for humanity’s welfare.
Silently, gently, tenderly the messages and welfare work goes on day and night tirelessly while the world sleeps or snores.
The mind or mana of such Brahmacharis is forever in Brahma, Chetna and Brahma Prakash, Brahma Anand and the light never extinguishes!
However, this state of awareness is not for all as no one has practiced God union for a very prolonged period in countless incarnations.
Their focus keeps shifting from one topic to another and the mind is forever dwelling in subjects related to all that is impermanent.
The mind or mana keeps rotating in its three worlds or states; very rarely peaceful and mum.
The being revolves in gross, subtle or causal bodies-sthool, sukshma and kaaran shareer.
If you do not know what is mana, how it is formed, how it behaves, how can it become more intangible and communicative towards the Unseen?
You will always be roaming like a senseless being in three spheres or shareer with your present states of mind.
The pliable three states of the ever changing pliable mind is very hard to stop and needs years of steady practice and inner silent revolution.
The mind or mana becomes placid or faint when it pertains to only peerless Spirit which sometimes is called Parmeshwar or Atma.”
“The mind or mana is divided roughly into three sections-lower, middle and top.
On top is the recording of the current or present ongoing activities happening to us.
They are recorded by our senses and interpreted by the ever changing mana or mind.
The recording is first in the senses, then in brain, sometimes called mind, and later in the body of the recipient and finally in mana or manas.
“But Rishivar, I interjected, “You have taught me that the mana is a separate entity while brain is separate and physical in form.
There is light in excess in some areas like the heart, brain and in Kundalini or naval area in someone.
And if the individual has made excessive spiritual progress, in that specific individual there is more light near the heart.
The minds of the rishis or sages are extra ordinary but they like to hide their personalities and stay in seclusion.
You have told me so many more secrets of extra ordinary humans or enlightened beings which I should never divulge to all since they are excluded from it.
It was only you who could answer me in wholesome and copious manner to my very old lingering question.
More than thirty-five years ago, I had asked this question in a big gathering of aspirants and you already know of it.
Prior to that, I read many books to hunt and know in detail about the so-called mind or mana.
This is a very intriguing and troublesome question since we all are suffering in so many ways.
All the holy scriptures like the Bhagwat Gita and Vedas clearly point out that one must control the mind to end the suffering.
I have always questioned right from the beginning- Where is my mind, how can I address it and put it in tight reins?
The brain is made of countless cells, how can the physical in nature thing and protein made cells guide or misguide me?
This means that the brain and mind are two different things, one is brain which is the master and guide of the body.
And the other is an entity which is invisible yet very prominent and forceful is its personality.
I can develop my brain with good food, exercise, sleep and mental, creative as well as other variety of exercises.
But where is my mana, the so called manas in scriptures? Where to find it? Where is its placement or location in myself?
In the past many years in my wonderful meditations beginning from Pondicherry onward until now.
You have been very silently, sometimes without my even being aware have been sending out rays of your mental powers.
And powerful vibrations of highest kinds to transfer your brilliant knowledge slowly to me.
I am your best recipient of this stellar collection; I have received colossal divine knowledge from you.
Anyhow, I shall never tell the world about it in detail; they must earn it with their own hard penance.
Whatever God wants the world to know shall be revealed but only with your consent and agreement.
God has decided to tell the world about his hidden, brilliant children who did excessive penance in ancient times.
Kindly break your long silence Maharishi and tell the world something at least by which they shall be enriched forever.”
Two days went by but no words spoken by him; I decided to leave the subject where it was.
Then on an auspicious day of twenty-eighth October 2016’s afternoon, such plentiful peace rays fell all over my inner being.
An exclusive period of deep silence captured me, ah! peace in entire body and I went into very deep trans and further slipped inside.
I very easily knew it was him now who was telling me those further mystic revelations and I understood that it was time to now tell about the puzzling mind to you.
Bogar Rishivar- “Since God is very pleased with you for all the sacrifices you have made to serve us.
It is you in the history of mankind who will get the privilege of researching about mana and telling the world what it really is.
Since so many centuries, no one has made any research in what is mind, how does it work and where it is located.
Some modern researches has been done by doctors in brain but they are not rishis who have the third eye and vision divine!
“Mind and body are separate, in body is the brain which you call mana or mind erroneously.
Mana is in the subtle body though temporarily situated in the physical body when you are alive, but never inside it.
Its place is near the heart; it constitutes of ethereal layers and is made by food and your thoughts.
It is an instrument to feel, perceive, and even guide and is a force that is to be reckoned with if it is fully revived!
Do not be confused with these two terms, mana and mind, though they look alike but are so different and never one.
The people in the world are so muddled, they do not know what is mana or manas in Sanskrit.
There are two very distinct units, one is the visible brain or the supposed mind and the second is manas or mana.
Both look same but are never one because the first one is brain, the nervous system seated in the skull.
I pondered and interjected to enrich the conversation by asking a fair question without compromising on the sage’s honour and respect.
I politely questioned, “It is these cells in the brain which get connected and perform actions and our body functions properly.
How come that is not the mind or manas since it is the primary source of motivation and initiation?
All our life we all have understood that the mind is the brain and it is the mind that rules the body and also us.”
Bogar Rishivar– “God has kept this most intriguing fact hidden and very challenging to search and know until now.
From time since man came to be born, he did not know if there was any special power hidden within.
Which if tapped and developed in special ways could be resourcefully triggered and harnessed for optimum.
Only some millennia ago, some wise men went deep inside themselves by going into tranquil forests to research.
Silence taught them that peace within was so necessary for living and the ever-changing world was so ephemeral.
They found that there was a special source inside them which was a store house of incredible powers.
They shut out from the world and maintained silence for many years until the doors began to open.
They also stopped their unnecessary thoughts and stopped its wandering and made it more concentrated and linear.
They found that there is a place near their heart which first gets stimulated and stirs.
From there the vibration reaches the top of the head and a series of activities are undertaken after that.
This means that there was an initiating power, a motivating power which germinates from a source which they termed ‘manas’
‘Manas’ was a word which was close to ‘maanush’ or human being and ‘maanush’ stood out from animals and inanimate things.
First comes the vibration or ‘tarang’ in manas, through very small and through very fine nerves, the vibration is transported to a specific part of the brain.
The brain is like a machine which responds to commands or orders from yet another source or else who can make your brain function?
The ‘mana; first decides by its will power that it wants to do a particular action and wants to get it translated into reality in physical world from abstract.
The brain and the rest of the body get electric currents to start up and the parts of the brain from specific quarters are ready to answer!”
I was stupefied, I was awestruck, I was thrilled and I won’t be shy to tell you that I was nervous as well while I was writing all this.
If you are asked to do landmark actions in human history, who will not get nervous and edgy?
Turning the wheel around and creating new records are not only fascinating but are full of responsibilities and labour.
Honour and fame is not the goal, the aim is to correct the long stored records of human spiritual endeavours and the mind!
Bogar Rishivar– “The mind will be called mana and brain mastiksha by me to remove all your doubts.
Mana and mastiksha or mind and brain respectively are interrelated, are two very different identities.
Very intriguingly, there are three segments or levels in the mana –sthool, sukshma and kaaran.
Sthool means physical, sukshma subtle and kaaran causal-sthool concerns the physical realm, sukhsma subtle and kaaran causal realm.
The mana can be in three stages- the state of being in the physical world called sthool or physical.
It can next go a bit inside and enter sukshma or feeling, perceiving state and lastly it can go to its foundation- the kaaran or ego state-the ‘I am’ state.
Beyond these three states is shunya or emptiness or void where one meets God in light, peace and knowledge.
Since this topic is very hard to grasp for all, let me now elaborate for you further although speaking for so long is a tedious job!
Top is termed as conscious mind or mana, middle sub conscious and lower is the unconscious.
Everything that we think, wonder, do, act or observe is captured as a movie and printed in the various levels of mana.
Together it is a single unit and the printing on the surface is happening every moment to micro minute or second.
Though one unit, functions of levels are different because time, one’s will power and intensity also matters in its composition.
The mana is made of fragments of thoughts or sankalpas, imagination, ideas, creativity, will power, assumptions and a lot more.
It is like very thin shreds of thread which are not visible but the colour, texture, design of the cloth is so apparent.
The mind or mana is one unit though, but in fact it is a vast collection of many experiences, actions, resolutions and wills of humans.
It is the biggest power that any human can possess if harnessed and developed and retained well in multiple lives!
How is the mind formed? How should we look after our precious and impressionable mind?
How not to age or degenerate? How to preserve the longevity of the well-structured and advanced mind?
How to organize the mind to avoid losing its memory and functionality?
How to avoid the disturbing or destructive forces which reduce your power?
You must listen to me very carefully if you wish to do the complete restructuring of your mind to get a new one.
You must lead a very disciplined and austere life and finish all your social obligations to create time and space in your brain.
You will never again do any unsophisticated action and will always practice God union and communication.
You must use your senses only as doors or windows to receive outside information and never to indulge!
You are a tender soul my little girl and often wonder why are we always seeing so much unhappiness and grief and suffering?
What can be done to stop that and how can we bring more joy, peace and godly sensibilities?
In this time the Kaliyug era, maximum people are going astray and drifting; they seem to have lost control over their lives and are so disorderly.
I will tell you why all this is happening, it is you all who must find the answers to these questions in this elaborate rendition.
As you have already qualified all the requisitions my sweet daughter, I give you a bouquet of flowers as my gift.
I am satisfied with your hard work, honesty towards mankind, sincerity towards your sacred masters and family members.
You are a deserving candidate and my successor to this very hard to achieve sacred science and pious undertaking.
Only a part will be known to the world through you, rest of the science I shall impart to you exclusively individually.
The mind is a store house of rays of light composed at the first moment when an individual decides to enter a physical body.
Initially it is only and only rays of God’s light, energy, imagination or Kalpana, creativity and God’s power to think and propagate joy.
Slowly as delusion, the power of misconception and confusion becomes overwhelming, its gross element enters the first upper most layer.
If not removed, the dark matter particle enters the mind’s next layer and light ray is replaced by a dense particle of matter!
This was the first ever step when Atma became jeevatma and the mana, or mind a separate entity from God became two entities.
Over many lives, the mind became more matter and less Spirit as the three layers of mind were deeply dipped with thoughts of only matter.
The original state was lost to a new formed state of being and the new state brought along with it unhappiness, suffering and more complications.
All the three levels of the mind became permanent recipients of ignorance of God and God related subjects.
The main culprit in the corruption of the mind of today’s masses and public is the slow degeneration of sacred values and loss of virtues.
If the God ordained rules of rightful living and respect for sacred texts are forgotten by the individuals, they are sure to be doomed.
Human values are foremost values, God’s commandments in the sacred texts are the protectors of evils.
Human mind gets fully destroyed if it is not looked after its own wellbeing and its sanctity preserved.
If you wish to make your life and mind worth living and care to find out how from an ancient soul who never erred and always lived for God.
Take his very rich experience of knowing God to greatest heights and relive your life by following his beneficial advice.
Follow the holy scriptures, worship the wise sages, serve the saints, serve all humanity and take care of your family.
Consecrate this life in search of God and never allow your mind to again become restless, unhealthy and full of misgivings!!”
Hari Om Tatsat! Hari Om Tatsat! Hari Om Tatsat!
My request to all-Kindly read this post very, very carefully and slowly. It is one of the most challenging posts to compose. I am referring to part II and III only. The reason is-It was a very brief, lucid and abbreviated, neat post which I finished quickly on 26th October itself. Probably the first version was just for me. It was a difficult one. In the last two days, I was wondering if I should plead and ask the Maharishi to tell us more and explain exponentially. As it his nature to utter so little, God heard my dilemma and helped me out.
The poetry was elaborated and the present elongated version seems alright. Hope you can resolve many definitions of the mind or mana. You could also refer to Swami Shivanandji’s best commentaries on this subject in his book- Mind, its control and mysteries.
On spiritinlifewordpress.com like before, you will find all the three parts in one post. Those who wish to read at ease can access Facebook where three posts are published separately.
With this post, we conclude this series of 12 posts which began three months back on Fb. With God’s blessing, I could manage to do this assignment without any interruption. Hope they shall be used as a log or reference book whenever you need to consult for your personal spiritual endeavours on day to day basis. You may also please ask some questions or reiterate your resolutions by interacting on this platform. I shall be pleased to respond. Thank you.
(Siddhar Bogarnathar and other images credit-Google)
*God has chosen you after me to propagate and teach this ancient, lost and long forgotten science, which was owned by barely three others.*
The three Siddhas are Adi Shankaracharya, , Kashyapa Maharishi & Swami Shivananda.
An exclusive post on how to develop our mind was published on Fb on 27-05-19. Loma Maharishi made me write this post after he taught me new precepts and I made in depth analysis on the same subject. Together these two posts are phenomenal treasure house of sacred knowledge about our mana or mind.
Revised and updated-29-06-19