2 of 2 of Markandey Maharishi
5 of 17 of this series
We all are mentally connected with our thoughts consistently. This Universe is composed of vibrations, spandan, vibrations of vichar or thoughts. Vibrations have tremendous energy to change the constitution of our basic structure called ‘kateek anu’ or DNA.
One page from my past- I am a very, very ancient Rishi
Maharishi Markandey- “The blessing that I have endowed you with will benefit the whole world. I will tell you something more about myself, regarding my tapasya which was done under very harsh conditions 93,33,725 years ago. (93 lakh, 33 thousand, 7 hundred and 25 years)
About Kedarnath Jyotiringa and my tapasya in the Himalayas
Kedarnath temple is the place where I have lived 93,33,725 years ago from today under unbelievable living conditions with the will of God for just 79 months which is approximately 6.5 years. During snowfall, I migrated to warmer places on lower altitudes. I researched on vibrations of both- Om and sankalpa, thoughts, reverberating in akash, ether. I increased my yoga bal and tapa bal by remaining quiet for 79 months without speaking a word to anybody. My body was regenerated so impeccably that I never fell sick or got mentally tired and unwell after living in the Himalayas. I had no contact with the world because I did not want my mind to become corrupted or my divine realizations to fade away quickly with time lapse.
Apart from doing my daily chores, I had kept two cows with whom I had a close relationship. I looked after them lovingly. Since I was a sannyasi and cut off from the world, I decided to look after the two cows so that my body does some physical work and service to someone. I named them Shankari and Ashwathi, both names mean immortal or eternal. They were my symbolic representation of Ishwar and Guru whom I served every day. I fed and bathed them and also invited for my meditation. They sat outside my cave without doing any activity which would break my silence or contemplation. They were taken to graze in the meadows. While I meditated, they grazed peacefully.
Adi Shankaracharya knew about my past life at Kedarnath valley and hence decided to give up his life there after he did Char dham yatra about 1,600 years ago. His samadhi is where I had put my two cows to rest after they died. And before I was going to release my last breath when my end came, I went to the same spot to release my last breath and body!
The Kedarnath temple is made on the place where I have done maximum dhyan and maun
You have infinite blessings from me and Adi Shankaracharya, you have come to the Himalayas a few times in search of Gyan and Mukti. When you came to Kedarnath dham alone without family or Satsangis in 2009 and saw the deplorable, uncared and very down condition of the samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya, tears were hard to control. However, it has been now restored in November 2021. You have profusely thanked God for intervening and in turn blessing the devotees by restoring the sanctity of that sacred place.
This post that you are writing at this moment is also emanating from the ether above Kedarnath temple, one of the Char dhams and one of the 12 Jyotiringas of Akhand Bharat. My life story, my realizations, my research is also endowed in the particles of ether about 66,352 kilometres over the temple. You are accessing the Akashic recording and translating the coded language into a simple, spoken language called English. However, the akashic recording is sound vibration called ‘spandan’ and some codes are generated in the form of signs made of etheric rays of light of God. You have accessed that now. I am helping you to decipher my life, research and hard penance on the basis of the blessing that I have generously given you for your sincerity and commitment towards Parmatma and the people of the world altruistically. These coded recordings are only accessed when Vishwa Pita, Parmeshwar gives us a nod as they are very safely kept aside to utilize them at the most appropriate time and purpose.
Your peace of mind is the most important tool that is needed for opening these codes to your benefit. Om is the most divine sound which will give you a new lease of life if you chant silently whenever you wish to continue working after disturbances are caused in your atmosphere by unholy people. Even after chanting Om mechanically, the after effects of it are contained in the sky or akash for many hours, at least 16 but in your case 72 hours which is 3 days. You must again latch on to that vibration floating so that your mind does not get disconnected from unbroken union with God’s wish and benediction. You must ignore the bad currents of unscrupulous people around you and remember that the tapasya of Om will be embedded in your unconscious mind for many next lives. Ignore bad vibrations and currents that unholy people create continuously since this is their nature. Your mission can be stopped by nobody because God is the doer and initiator of current revival and regeneration agenda for the whole world after the pandemic Covid-19.
Your punyas and blessings are humongous, no man on this Earth will be able to either stop or delay your plans of teaching, touring, writing, publishing and printing books. When God wills anything for people or this Universe, all forces and five elements put up together and act as a catalyst agent to bring about the order and wish of Parmatma. This is the power of tapasya, all forces in the Universe align and help you without any doubt so that all work assigned by us on behest of God are done at the appointed time and date. The evil and selfish only create hurdles, they shall never succeed. The powers of God are hidden in His Wish subject to our allegiance.
Part- B Allow Parmatma to intervene in your life to bestow blessings. Hardships, unpleasant experiences and sorrows must be your reinvention tools
My tapasya in Kashi during very ancient times. My renouncement, detachment has a very long history.
The human evolution is a very organized method of uplifting the body, mind and Soul. It is a full science and logic with good reasoning. With painful experiences and tough penance of the very ancient Rishis and Maharishis, the concept of Mukti in Hindu Sanatana Dharma has developed over many scores of thousands of years; it was a very slow process. Yet it dawned on us very early, though we were very few such thinkers or Rishis that the main aim and purpose to just be living on endlessly in the world cannot be soul satisfying for long. Moreover, the regular incidents of witnessing degeneration, death and unforeseen incidents reminded us that life is very fragile and uncertain, even short. Therefore, it should be lived with a very resolute purpose and must be made useful for others as well. When the lives of others get influenced by our virtuous actions, thoughts and vibrations of thoughts even after physical death, the purpose of casting a physical body is proved worthwhile after all. Or else humans are a huge burden on nature and people.
The mind of a human being gets deteriorated and degenerated if desires to enjoy the temporary sensual pleasures and belongings are magnified in the mind. This tendency increases with time unless wisdom is attained to remove this perverse tendency. The desires grow further if same tendency is incorporated by others and our co-ordination and association with like-minded people mentally is not terminated in time. Greed for more consumption or hoarding wealth, land, cattle, gold, belongings, power, cash or money is the cause of disturbance in the environment, more so during this era. If wisdom is acquired and restrain is maintained from time to time, people will not undergo further downfall in their spiritual evolution.
Detachment in early youth in Kashi
I was barely 12 years of age when I thought of above-mentioned philosophy and underwent acute enlightenment of the reality of temporary existence of all worldly things. As a child, I was sitting on the bank of river Ganga in my 4th reincarnation in Kashi when I realized that true happiness is not in engaging in sensual pleasures or acquiring authority, dominion, wealth, land or cattle as wealth. Everything perishes one day one by one including us. But the authority, power behind this whole Universe remains the same and does not diminish or perish with time. Rather it sustains all of us during all time.
6,251 years ago, I lived in Kashi. This was my 4th incarnation there. Jungles were dense, river water very pure and pristine and people quiet and sober. They talked less and ate very little. They kept to themselves so that their day-to-day existence would not be hampered by unnecessary engagement with people. It was an agrarian society yet a section of people were priests, philosophers, scholars, disciples and thinkers. I was one of them.
I have reincarnated in Kashi 7 times.
My 1st incarnation in Kashi ——– 52,61,715 years ago.
My 2nd incarnation —————- 45,261 years ago.
My 3rd incarnation —————- 36,715 years ago.
My 4th incarnation—————– 6,251 years ago.
My 5th incarnation—————– 5,529 years ago.
My 6th incarnation —————- 3,859 years ago.
My 7th incarnation —————- 2,295 years ago.
The story of Nachiketa
It was in my 1st incarnation in Kashi 52,61,715* years ago that as a child aged thirteen and a half years only, I underwent a serious altercation with my father. I was a very profound and pondering type. My father was a miser man and in a yagya to please the Gods of natural powers, he wished to donate cows to the priests, Brahmins. But his miser nature interfered with his charity. He wished to give them his sickly and old cows along with the good ones. I objected and tried to question and reason out. But he showered curses and anger at me since I objected in public and his prestige was tarnished. However, after fourteen days of my silence and disengaging with him, I went back to him and apologized.
During these fourteen days, I had extra ordinary out of body experiences as I met with Death, even the Lord of Death named Yama. Since I was very aggrieved at the circumstances that took place at home with my father, I wished to exit the world and not show my face to my disgruntled father. However, the wish of God was very different. I was doused with extra ordinary enlightenment and detachment yet again through my dialogues with Yama Devata or the Lord who welcomes us in the kingdom of just arrived dead people. I was blessed by Parmatma for my virtuous actions, speech and behaviour since my intention was not to correct my father publicly but to save his honour and his downfall because of his excess attachment to transitory things like cattle and wealth.
My father accepted his mistake later but my mind was still saturated with condensed discourses that I received in my deep silence and redemption period of fourteen days and nights. I recovered from this spell with more profound wisdom, detachment and purity.
My 4th incarnation was 6,251 years ago in Kashi
When I was eighteen and a half years old in my 4th incarnation in Kashi, I once sat on the banks of river Ganga, an hour before sunset. Just as the Sun was going down in next twenty-three minutes or so, a latent memory was revived at Godhuli time by the wish of God. Godhuli was the time when the cows returned home after grazing in olden days. The atmosphere at dusk would be of serenity and gratitude. I was contemplating and thanking God for the life that was given to us and one more day was lived with His Grace.
What transpired between me and my father 52,61,715 years ago in my first incarnation in Kashi, was re-opened and relived. As if I was again alive in that mud house and surrounded by many cows in a yagya and the time was Godhuli. A fresh wave of vairagya and maun crossed my mind and I renounced everything that I thought I had owned in that life. I also remembered how I had died temporarily and met Lord Yama in the house of Death. Death seemed inevitable in every life and all possessions non lasting again.
When I became about thirty-six years old in my 4th incarnation in Kashi, I wrote a story of a young boy named Nachiketa which is today found in Kathopanishad. That is my own story and one significant life episode written and documented. Memory was revived of a poignant chapter after 52,55,464 years by the Will of God! That place is today’s Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi or Kashi where I recalled my experience of vairagya and virakti of a boy of thirteen and half years old!
Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi
Since your childhood you have been adoring the story of Nachiketa, you read it in Amar Chitra Katha at the age of ten and were pondering on the realizations of a small boy after a discourse was given by Yama to him at such a tender age. You read it as an eighteen-year-old also in the book of Swami Vivekananda on Vedanta. And many times after that. Your most favourite two stories are of Nachiketa and Satyakaam by whom you have been truly inspired in your sadhana as a young sadhak. You will be exceedingly happy to know that both these stories were written by me during the Vedic period in Kashi only.
I am the unknown Author of these two stories. In my 6th incarnation 3,859 years ago in Kashi again, I wrote Satyakaam and Jabala story. By then the society was changing slowly and a shift began to show in discrimination- discrimination on the basis of upper and lower society. Since my Self Realization was so deeply entrenched in my last sheet of unconscious mind, I realized and experienced Parmeshwar many times when I used to tend to the cattle when they grazed on grass 3,859 years back as Satyakaam in Kashi.
The Authors of most Vedas and Puranas are unknown today. It was my own proficient disciple, Veda Vyas who also was reborn in Kashi many times, has organized the 4 Vedas under my supervision although I was not alive in physical body. The names of authors are not so important but Bharat Mata’s rich history, glory and unprecedented Atma Gyan in Vedas are the priceless gems in the crown of Bharat Mata owing to the penance and toil of the Rishis of yore.
You have empowered yourself with the story of Satyakaam in your spiritual journey when you were young when there was discrimination meted out to you. You have repeated many times in your alone time that I am Satyakaam, I will get realization of God even if I am side lined by others as I do not belong to a privileged class. I was by your side all the time encouraging you to keep on your resolution to search, realize and experience the effulgent Cosmic Consciousness in meditation.
(*As on 05.07.22, 52 lakhs, 61 thousand, 7 hundred and fifteen years ago)
Reverberation and echoing of vibrations emanating from minds of persons last too long. God retains noble, philanthropic and altruistic thoughts everlastingly.
Quoting Part D from- https://spiritinlife.blog/2018/11/14/my-tryst-with-maharishi-markandey-iii/
Maharishi Markandey- “The Himalayas in Northern India resonate with the vibrations of hymns of Lord Shiva even today which God vibrated into the ether or akash 3,75,00,995 years ago, (3 crores, 75 lakhs, 9 hundred and 95 years ago) they emanated from the womb of Parmatma Himself. Shiva Rudrashtakam Strotam is one such strotam, through Lord Shiva, God is speaking about His own attributes. The other is Shiv mahimna strotam which was gifted to mankind for redemption or prayashchit so long ago.
Almost 85,000 years ago, God transferred knowledge and hymns of Shiva to me mentally by only thought transference in my meditations. I stored it in my mind well and died. They were the verses of Shiva Purana yet to be materialized in physical form. When I became Sage Markandey approximately 65,000 years ago, I revived it and recited loudly every day to embed the atmosphere with the verses as sound waves in order to save and document those holy verses once uttered and pronounced by God to me as mere thought vibrations!! I printed and reprinted in the mental world and reinforced it in the Akash and engraved all the verses permanently in the records in the sky once again by my outstanding mental powers. This act is also mind power and an extreme case of thought power and thought transference. It is preservation of vibrations emanating from God directly for world’s welfare for posterity’s sake. **
Thoughts like electricity, have atoms like particles and have embedded charge in them. They ignite when we apply our will.
More than 8,500 years ago, some Rishis who could meditate very intensely in the dense forests in its serenity, heard these mental recordings vibrating and wrote them down in the oldest script and coded them. These verses came to them in their meditations first as thoughts and then as sound in the form of words. That script was modified later by next generation Rishis and the scriptures were remodelled and revised as Rig Veda at this time.
Maharishi Veda Vyas was the most prolific writer and the most handsome and robust in powers of mind. He has extra ordinary memory because of tapasya of 2,50,000 years! Thus, as time passed God chose him to redefine, restructure and divide the many verses of Shiv Purana and organize them for maintaining the records and documentation and to present them freshly to people. God’s work never stops and as far as hard work and fortitude of the sages is concerned, they are untiring and relentless. So much work has already been lost but God anyway has many ways to preserve wisdom in books and scriptures to help mankind to realize God.”
God’s wish is also a vibration, a thought in us.
“The entire Universe, Brahamaand has akash, ether. In ether are implanted only vibrations which our mind can receive if it falls very silent, without thoughts or sensation. Cosmic Consciousness or Will of God are the same. The Consciousness of Cosmic Intelligence converts itself in a vibration to approach us to convey some guidance for spiritual upliftment. These vibrations have infinite memory and life. Unless they manifest themselves from mere vibration, ‘spandan’ or ‘tarang’, wavelength or frequency, the vibrations continue reverberating in the Universe timelessly since the recorded motivation, intention are immortal. It does not die. Vibrations echo unless responded and answered.
When our Consciousness awakens and is capable of responding to these Cosmic vibrations, these vibrations begin to merge with our consciousness after vibrating for a specific time span. Once merged, the vibrations stop pulsating and convert into a thought, vision or sankalpa, an initiative in us. Until then, the Cosmic Consciousness does not discontinue being actively vibrating.
Once fully merged with the wish of God as Cosmic Consciousness, it translates as a blessing bestowed on us!”
Notes and references-
Other posts of Markandey Maharishi on Fb-
(1) Always remember to give back to your family and society in abundance for what you have received all your life (P-9)
(2) Yoga and Pranayam and their intricate inter relationship-I, II
# Kedarnath Jyotiringa
# vibrations of Om and sankalpa
# concept of Mukti
# Manikarnika Ghat, Kashi
# Atma Gyan in Vedas
# Satyakaam and Jabala
#Shiva Rudrashtakam Strotam
(Photo courtesy Google)
Dear Sarika Ma,
Great post. Being a history student, I thoroughly enjoyed the narration of India’s unknown ancient history by you through the words of Markandeya Maharshi. I had been to Kashi a few years ago. That time I visited Anandamayi Ma’s ashram, Lahiri Mahashaya’s house and Kashi Vishwanath temple. But I was not aware that Kashi is having this much ancient legacy. Your post will certainly enlighten people who are not at all aware of this country’s rich ancient legacy. Please continue your writing.
Dear Jerry, thank you for writing back and being regular and updated with the posts. We all visit the holy places which are either recommended by the guide or after reading a book such as Autobiography of a Yogi related to Mahavatar Babaji’s incident of Ashwamedha Ghat or to Trailanga Swami’s ashram in Kashi. It goes without saying that we can never know what happened thousands or lakhs of years in Kashi or its rich history. It is with abundant grace and mercy of God on us that He has decided now to unlock the treasures because today material wealth, success and material progress is considered foremost. However, with the unlocking of the history of the very ancient Rishis like Markandey, we have been exposed to the epitome of spiritual wealth which are vairagya, detachment and vivek or wisdom. And some more virtues like maun, shanti, dhairya, vinamrata are the powers of a renunciant who can change the world positively. Knowing all this should give people a chance to reconsider their current values and modify their consciousness and add a lot of positive vibrations in the world. Also, to be more loving and compassionate rather than being competitive and acquisitive. Slowly people must change, if even a bit after reading these articles, I shall be gratified.