Dear revered readers, Bangalore Discourse was concluded on 17th September 2017. 4 posts were taken up for discussion on 16th September in long sessions. First two were from Face book and the rest two were from WordPress. They were-
When God Wills
What God wants from us.
In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-I
In blessed moments with Agastya Maharishi-II
On 17th morning we went to Manasa Foundation, Taponagar for a group meditation after which we all dispersed for our destinations.
Many of us bought enriching books by Guruji Krishnananda from the book shop. They are very useful for the senior as well as junior aspirants.
The audios are about 6 hours in duration. A lot of stress was given on the post ‘When God Wills’ as it demanded a lot of explanation and clarification. Audios of this post are about 4 hours.
There was a brief session of questions and answers.
In November another Discourse and pilgrimage is being undertaken with a large group in Madurai soon.
Before we have another Satsanga or Discourse in November, we will over a month listen to the audio files of Bangalore Discourse. In October starting from today on Dussehra festival, I will intermittently upload 5 files of these 4 posts. In between whenever relevant I would like to insert some passages from the writings of Guruji Krishnananda to fulfil the purpose of synergy and collaboration and thereby radiating higher energies for our rapid evolution.
We will begin today with a short file of introduction and start up. After 2 days there will be second audio file in the same post. There will be a separate post for next post ‘What God wants from us?’ By 30th October we shall have all the audio files of different durations and we shall conclude the Bangalore Discourse.
Side by side, a post of synopses will be shared on Fb with some very calming pictures of Manasa Foundation just after this.
Your comments are valuable for all of us. Please use these posts as Home Lessons and derive as much benefit as you can and expedite your current progress.
17.08.17– Today, intense spiritual energies have been embedded again in these words.
I meditated in early hours. Shri Mahavatar Babaji, Guru Gorakh Nath, a Holy Banyan Tree of Himalayas and a divine holy Rudraksh tree this early hour during Brahma Muhurat appeared before me. The time was too quiet, concentrated and tranquil at 5 am. Their blessings touched me gently and their guidance came to bless us all as I heard the last part of this audio. They advised us to follow this guideline-
Advised-Kindly listen to this audio first on Saturday, 19.08.17 any time in one flow and continuity. Then listen to the last one hour only where questions and answers and last paras of the above mentioned post are recorded between 4 am to 6.30 am for full advantage on Sunday 20. 8.17.
Maintain silence and calmness, maun on these days.
Revert only after full absorption is achieved; take more time till thoughts and precepts get crystallized well.
When born, every individual brings with him wisdom acquired by him from his previous lives. That is Previous knowledge or Purva Gyan. And Present knowledge or Vartaman gyan is the wisdom that we are acquiring in our present life.
The wisdom that we have carried forward in this life gets corrupted in the company of worldly, unwise, evil and lethargic people. By coming in constant companionship and interaction, we imbibe obtuseness, vices and impurities. So keep away from evil, vicious, greedy and immoral people. Benefit from the company of learned and wise. Enjoy silence and solitude……
Discourse on this post in Bangalore on 4th June, 2017
Audio of Discourse
Bhajan in MP3
Updates and notice-
Dear all, this post has come after a reasonable gap. However, we were busy in dealing with older posts from WordPress but they were taken up on Fb starting from Guru Purnima on 9th July 2017 and ending on 16th July for a week. They were from Segment-Our lost rich heritage. I chose those posts which were not heeded since the beginning and whoever devoted time to them were blessed and gained so much. In these posts, I included devotional songs here and there which were related to the topic but in the comment box. That eases the strain on the mind and gives us tremendous joy and even spiritual bliss to many. Those who have not yet availed the good opportunity may please do so.
There are many posts as poems posted on Fb which are difficult to decipher and understand. I took up one such post in Bangalore on 4th June 2017 and that explains the reasons why we should heed to our intuition and submit our mana or mind at the Holy Feet of the Spiritual Masters. And what happens after that has also been described in earlier posts like this one-Why is it important to submit the mind at the Lotus Feet of the Holy Master or Guru? (Fb post no 247 in index dated 21.08.16). This post will be dealt with in the upcoming another Bangalore Discourse on 16th Sept, 2017.
At some point of time, I took up a series of bhajans in 2016 between 27.07.16 and 02.08.16. They were 7 in number as Day 1 to Day 7 on Facebook. As the series of bhajans as posts were hard to comprehend, I have explained one such bhajan of Guru Gorakhnath in Bangalore recently. My posts and consequently their explanations are revelations of the sacred science of Moksha wherever they be-Facebook or WordPress. By understanding these posts, the disciple will be assured of the sincerity of this path besides its sacredness.
Besides, there are some posts on Fb which are directed towards me or my grandson but they benefit humanity because in them the Great Ones or the ancient Holy Sages either speak something about themselves which is completely unknown to the world; or they reveal the path of salvation through the sacred words. A few posts are instigated by one of the greatest rishis-Maharishi Kashayapa whose spiritual earnings are way beyond human comprehension and consumption. Today on this auspicious day, on Fb I will consolidate some posts of Maharishi Kashyapa; they shall benefit all those practitioners and seekers who are seriously seeking and wish to help themselves in knowing how we, as a single soul transcend from one point to another and how important it is to know God to mitigate our lingering sorrows. It was directed to my grandchild though but everyone is supposed to learn from these articles. We have just become mere conduits for the sake of revelation, I wish to clarify so that we all focus promptly and seriously as words are very grave and should be heeded.
Apart from a collection of older posts of Maharishi Kashyapa, a new post on Fb today is due. It shall come up as soon as I compose and translate the sacred words which are transmitted to me two days ago in my long meditations. On every 4th August there will be a new post on Fb in this chain of posts. The older posts of previous 4th Aug, of this series will be stringed every year as a pearl of necklace to beautify our souls and minds…..You shall soon see this new pattern of posts on Fb and savour its intensity.
The audio of this Discourse is a little more than 2 hours; it has the explanation of one poetry of Guru Gorakhnath-Bhola Mana Jane Amar meri kaya… to save your time and effort I have pasted the entire post from Fb on WP for your perusal since this bhajan or spiritual rendition was taken up in Bangalore and is very much present in my Talks.
In this way, I have also consolidated the recent Spiritinlife activities through this post about our activities so that the link between the author and the readers is maintained. Kindly be in constant resonance and connection so that you are always empowered with the energies that are endowed through these articles from time to time.
In the end in Bangalore, we all heard the above bhajan in the gathering but the recording of the song was not too clear. Hence, I have inserted 2 versions of the song-MP3 as well as You Tube. You may choose whatever you like the most or avail both. Please get inside the skin of this musical and lyrical composition and partake ‘prasad’ or grace from all the ancient Holy Masters who are very quietly guiding our Spirits in order to free us from the severe karmic bondages which we have created over centuries…..
What happens if you submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Master?
This world is so inconstant, body so fickle, mind always restless. The ephemeral nature of this ever shifting sand of desert-world
Will never allow you to rest fully if you do not understand this fact.
People come and go incessantly, waste their lives in absolute inessentials.
But never spend time to guard their own interests and become immortals.
They live only for sense pleasures and build structures and satisfy their egos.
The puzzle of this never ending delusive world can be cracked by only some.
They are the ones who are totally blessed and blessed by the Almighty God.
They are blessed because they have lived uncountable lives only by God’s will.
They are called Gurus or Sadgurus or Avatars or Chiranjeevs or Amar Atma.
They know how to teach someone crack this entrapping and puzzling Maya.
They are under constant God’s commands and always are doing His duties.
They will first call you, inspect you, and see what lies beneath your inner core.
The core consists of desires and imprints of all the actions performed in all lives.
They work on removal of those dark spots and untangle knots which create desires.
Once the knots are opened, the mind begins to see the facts which are beneficial.
The mind begins to create new actions which are not detrimental and only enhance.
The mind gets peace and rest and the senses begin to rest and the journey begins.
A new life starts which gives more time for the upliftment of one’s own Soul welfare.
The senses are slaves, mind servant, body worker and the Soul lifts and soars freely.
It unites with the Universal Consciousness, it permeates into highest Consciousness.
It is free from shackles of endless lives’ slavery of moaning fiefdom, mental darkness.
It is always free of unwanted fatigue of exhausting, immoral thoughts and sadness.
It is also free from the load of enjoying the ephemeral pleasures which are later painful.
The Holy Masters make you ever free, ever joyous, and ever present in every moment.
The future and past are nullified and each day is lived as a deep gratitude towards Him.
The Soul soars, mind is free and body is always complying since there are no tensions.
These Holy Masters will always guide you quietly and sincerely without your knowledge.
Until one day you wake up and see how hard it is to awaken a dead wood or a sleepy dough.
Once awakened, they shall also become joyous, sincere, one pointed and very concentrated.
They will never err again, they will never go back to their original state of drowsiness or laziness.
They will always be in poise and calmness, mind their own business and never feel ungrateful.
Sorrow and pain will never touch them, disease both mental and physical will be at bay invariably.
So trust your inner voice, submit your mind at the feet of your Holy Masters, do not disturb your poise.
Come to them with an open mind and a pure heart, they will baptize you, purify you with gentleness.
They will also make you soar like them one day in the everlasting heavenly kingdom of the Heavenly Father!
This time related rare Nirguni Bhajan is of Guru Gorakhnath, the disciple of Guru Machandarnath of Northern India sung by Kumar Gandharva again. http://gaana.com/share/titemI699422
The lyrics are-
Bhola mana jaane amar meri kaaya Dhan re, joban sapne si maya Badal ki si chhaya
Ek kuan paanch paniyaari Jal bharti hai nyari nyari
Dat jayega kuan, sookh jayegi kyari Haath mal mal chali pachon paniyari
Sukha sa kaath bhent nahi chhaya Kahan tera thausa, kahan teri maya
Baalu ki bheet pavan ka khambha Deval dekh bhaya achambha
Adi Adinath Machhandar ka poota Yeh jasa gaave Gorakh Avdhoota
भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I
धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II
बादल की सी छाया II
एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I
जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II
डट जाएगा कुआँ, सूख जाएगी क्यारी I
हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पानियारी II
सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I
कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II
बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I
देवल देख भया अचंभा II
आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I
यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II
Translation by each line now-
भोला मन जाने अमर मेरी काया I My naive mind believes that my body is immortal!
धन रे, जोबन सपने सी माया II Wealth and youth are like a dream, it is like a fleeting dream.
बादल की सी छाया II The worldly attainments are like temporary shade of a cloud.
एक कुआँ पाँच पनियारी I There is one well and five women are drawing water from it.
जल भरती है न्यारी न्यारी II And they all fill up water separately.
डट जाएगा कुआँ One day the well will halt, the flower bed will dry up.
हाथ मल मल चली पाँचो पनियरि II And the five water drawing ladies will be high and dry.
सूखा सा काठ भेंट नही छाया I Your dead body will be like wood, it won’t be decorated anymore and it won’t have any shade over it.
कहाँ तेरा ठौसा कहाँ तेरी माया II Where is your bullying, any prestige or worldly power or any glory or money now.
बालू की भीत पवन का खंभा I The walls are made of sand and pillars made of wind.
देवल देख भया अचंभा II When I see this temple I am stupefied.
आदि आदिनाथ मच्छंदर का पूता I Eternal Adinath Machandar’s son I am.
यह जस गावे गोरख अवधूता II Gorakh Avdhoota is singing the praise of his Guru through this poem.
Dear readers, this Nirguni Bhajan is written by Guru Gorakhnath from North India and he is one of the eighteen siddhas of South India also.
Siddhas were yogis, alchemists, mystics, astrologers and healers and or a combination of all these too. Like Swami Kartikeyan, Bogarnathar and Shri Mahavatar Babaji, Guru Gorakhnath went into deep forests of South India to do intense meditation and penance like his Guru Machandranath. Some others in the category of eighteen siddhars or siddhas are Agastya, Thiruvalluvar, Thiromoolar, Kalanginathar and some more mystics and immortal divine souls. Most of their literary work is in poems on palm leaves and are still available in remote Tamil Nadu areas. Their foremost discovery was nadi shodhan or nadi reading, reading the pulse and doing the diagnosis of a diseased body. Ayurveda was born out of the research of these siddars or siddhas.
This particular poem by guru Gorakhnath reveals to us the eternal fact and the hard reality of life. And that is the reality of the ever changing world and the never changing fact of our impending death.
Very beautifully, he describes that ah! how strange is this-my mind is naive because it believes that this body of mine is going to last forever!!
In fact, instead of telling others that you all are going to die one day therefore open your eyes, he is telling himself that his mind is naive and innocent.
He further explains this one point by saying that wealth and youth are not going to last forever since they all are like the temporary shade created by the floating clouds in the sky. The wealth and youth give us temporary means of sustenance and delude us in this way. Similarly, we see dreams in our sleep. They are not real and are made and destroyed in a few moments. This world and our inheritance is like a dream, we cannot hold them for too long. We cannot hold our dreams. The achievements and belongings of this world are alike the dreams and we cannot hold them for too long. They both are very much temporary in nature.
The well is used here to describe our human body in which there is life force. It is made of five senses and the women who are drawing water from it constantly are the five senses in the body. The five senses draw out our life force separately and a day arrives when there is no life force left in the body and the human body is extinguished.
That is a time when the human finally stops and this flower bed (body) dries up since there is no water or life force. At this stage the five senses or women who were drawing water from the body-well leave the body remorsefully one by one.
The body becomes like a dead wood and it has no shade over it or a shelter because no one keeps the dead body at home. And guru Gorakhnath is now asking humanity a valid question and that is-Where is your blustering, bullying or social prestige and wealth?
The walls are made of sand and the pillars are made of wind. When I see this sight I get stunned. Which walls and pillars is Guru Gorakhnath speaking of and why is he so stupefied?
This body-temple is made of sand that is Earth; it comes from earth or anna or food and disintegrates and perishes on earth. The pillars are made of wind. Wind word is used here because wind also means life force or air here. The vasanas or intense lusts and passions are embedded in the human’s life force and like air, the vasana won’t be stable and will travel fast after death into a new body since it has worldly intense desires or vasanas.
The word wind is also used here to compare and say that this body is so temporary and there is no guarantee that it will be stationary. It has no fixed legs or permanent legs to stand on forever.
So Guru Gorakhnath is saying visualize a structure that is made of walls of sand and the pillars of wind. Seeing or imagining such a sight gives him great deal of disbelief and astonishment. He is stupefied. In other words, he is pointing towards us and showing us how ephemeral our body is but we think the reverse. All the people in this world believe that they will never die because they all are so engrossed in living their mundane life and are living in a dream and never think of metaphysical topics.
Guru Gorakhnath’s Master was Guru Machandranath. Gorakhnath is calling himself the son of Guru Machanadarnath and says he is singing the glory of his Guru because the knowledge has been given to him by his Holy Master Machandarnath and that he himself is an Avdhoota which means totally free from all Maya and worldly desires. And he loves to sing his glory……..
Footnote- These bhajans are not only rare but very difficult to decipher and comprehend as well. People can always have their own opinion and meaning but the exact meaning comes only when we can meditate intensely and connect our quiet mind to the soul of the real or original author or poet. Since they too have written the classic poems in deep states of meditation and were in communion with the Supreme or to the Spirit of their own Holy Master, who was guiding his or her thoughts. I too prayed and invoked Guru Gorakhnath to guide me to tell me the exact meaning of his mystical poetic creation.
This is my small offering at His Holy Feet and also to God’s all children who are going to read this lost, ancient, wonderful bhajan or devotional offering.
With gratitude and devotion always.
Dear devotees and readers, today is an important day for us on which we in India, keep aside a lone day in our calendar to invoke and remember the illumined sages. We worship them. We also thank them and offer our heartfelt gratefulness. We renew our pledge to liberate and redeem ourselves from our own created sufferings initiated in the past incarnations, some made now because we lacked focus and awareness.
As this is a very advanced segment, Segment-H ‘Inner Sacred Life of Infinity’, it has only audios and videos. Older posts of Infinity Level have been discoursed through direct interaction in Satsanga or Pravachan or Discourses in Rishikesh in November 2016 and April 2017 and elsewhere. You may please go over these audios and videos in the coming months and get a good grasp over the veiled knowledge of liberation owned by a few solitary immortals, shining gems in the galaxy mysterious to the world.
Posts from this segment are very challenging and cannot be deciphered alone unless a great deal of explanation about the complexities is given in Discourses personally. Furthermore, unless I explain a few important points about the layout of the mammoth blog, readers will not understand the profundity of each post which are so many by now.
Shri Mahavatar Babaji has over uninterrupted long period of time, through mutual mental connections imparted me the supreme knowledge of Moksha and beyond. His own astral Gurus have further added to his given treasury. They have gone still further and revealed to me their procured spiritual knowledge attained with so much penance back in forgotten time. I have documented most of that in Infinity Posts or Anant Gyan in H segment.
They have divided this seamless knowledge into 4 categories as below. Please find an explanatory Tab on the Menu on the Home Page titled-Blog at a Glance & History of past rich heritage. Briefly for your convenience it is,
Blazing knowledge after Moksha termed as-Teevra Gyan. That is labelled as Level 1. There are 3 stages in this level. They are Level 1, 2 & 3.
Very Blazing knowledge termed as Prachand Gyan. There are 3 stages in this level likewise. They are Levels 1, 2 & 3.
Extremely Blazing knowledge called Prabutva Gyan. There are 3 stages in this level like before. They are Level 1, 2 & 3.
Infinity or Anant. This is endless and has no stages or divisions.
The colours used in the representation bands are-yellow, orange, white and blue for Teevra, Prachand, Prabhutva and Anant respectively.
The segment H belongs to explanation primarily of audios and videos of Anant or Infinity posts. Or of L2 or L3 stage of some previous segment of Prachand or Prabhutva Gyan.
There are numerous posts already published since May of year 2008. Most of them are hard to grasp and retain even after understanding on the surface. To first understand these difficult posts and to be able to transfer them in our regular life, we must slow down and look back now. It is important for all of us; it is no mean task to grasp the in-depth and veiled meanings. Therefore, it is not advisable for us to expect a new post on this auspicious day. However, we will not skip the fortunate occasion to invoke our sacred, enlightened Masters and Gurus who have been blessing this masterwork Blog-Spiritinlife since its inception. We will surely seek them, seek forgiveness for all our past misdeeds and ask for grants and boons so that we all lead a humble, pious and virtuous lives in coming years.
On such favorable days, boons specially of salvation and great transformation are always granted. Asking of such boons is restricted to a small number of population. Most of the population fail to understand the importance of a Godly and devout life in modern times. Leaving out a very small population, everyone now a days is hypnotized with material and money’s flash and madness. More humans should turn to God for wisdom and spiritual solace. A few should at least spend all their lives in pursuit of true happiness, harmony and peacefulness. Only after attaining divine virtues, nobility, tranquility and inner lasting peace, we will put our minds to stall and rest and never again entangle it with this devouring and mesmerizing Maya….we must try to go near God as much as we can in this life and at least visualize a new life full of light and purity.
To celebrate this pious occasion, let us dedicate one whole week for our soul’s liberation and removal of our mental, physical woes. There will be 8 posts each day beginning from today Sunday 9th July, lasting till next Sunday 16th July when I will insert an important quote from an old segment from mid way. They will be on Facebook since we cannot have posts other than audios and videos in this segment. But for discussions and question answers, you may please respond in the comment box of that post on WordPress only. In this way, we shall also get enriched from the untouched, intact previous posts.
I take this good opportunity and holy day to also make an announcement. Some years ago, I was really inspired by the sweet voice of my intuition during my daily meditation coming straight out of the Universal Mind of Shri Mahavatar Babaji when he said that one day I must establish a Foundation. He wishes to spread New Life and New Light in this world through this blog. He called it Nav Jeevan, Nav Jyoti. I compressed it and coined it to- Nav Jeevan Jyoti Foundation (NJJF). There is a very interesting cluster of posts from segment New Light New Life.
A brand new path has been chalked out through Spiritinlife, the clean path has no adulterations and if you are ready to walk on this path, you shall succeed. Provided, Shri Mahavatar Babaji says that-
You are always obedient towards him and your mentor.
You will keep your mind in control by practising yoga of meditation or dhyan yoga daily without fail for a very long period of time
Have enough patience till you see positive results
A part of your income to be shared and given for suitable charitable causes
Occasional mental and physical isolation to facilitate and retain new learnings. Spiritual tours to pilgrimages required to boost the positive energies
Today’s sadhana according to Babaji, is something that can be done at home but we need to give ourselves in whatever ways to restore the environment that has been deteriorating at a very rapid pace in modern times. We have to add to our sadhana, which we will be doing at home, the seva or serving the Mother Earth. This is new age sadhana as per his vision and if we care to follow this ideology, then we should get very quick results in our endeavours.
A foundation will be made in future which will have the name Nav Jeevan Jyoti Foundation, NJJF. It means New life New light Foundation. This word has been coined by Babaji himself because through this blog and its Foundation, he wishes to communicate with his millions of followers and well-wishers. He wishes to spread spiritual light and wisdom and give new life to this planet by involving as many people as possible with the help of these two mediums. There would be mainly five objectives of NJJF-
To spread awareness about the grave necessity of restoration of our Earth planet
To spread divine knowledge in India and far off lands
To dispense ancient spiritual wisdom through modern tools and technology through internet to cover as many people as possible in the world.
To involve people’s participation in greening the Earth
To preserve the Himalayan Mountains and the rivers; more so the sacred place where Mahavatar Babaji lives near Badrinath. The recent spate and trend of landslides and flash floods in the Himalayas in the month of August and September are an indication that all is not well in that environment. And to enable and allow Babaji to live in his cave in Satopanth and other winter abode, that environment should be protected. In future, tie ups with other working agencies and NGO’s in the mountains shall be welcomed and solicited in this regard. It is indeed a mammoth task and mission………
Today on this auspicious day, I wish to state that the Foundation has become a reality and is functional now. Apart from spreading ancient, lost, sacred knowledge of bygone sages through this blog and discourses, it will also publish books in future. It also has environmental issues on its list like tree plantation, water harvesting as top priority.
I extend my help to all those worshippers, believers and disciples of Shri Mahavatar Babaji and his lineage of Gurus to serve you, help you, advice you and in helping you come out of the deeply buried spiritual ignorance through this blog, posts of Fb as well as through mails.
To accomplish his dreams and aspirations, we seek partnerships, patronage, guidance and information on these issues from all our revered readers from all walks of life. If you wish to contribute in the field of your knowledge, advice as well as support us monetarily in achieving these goals, please write to me on email@example.com.
Important-Please note, giving your name, place or city, Pan card is mandatory. At this stage, there is no tax exemption of 80 G from Indian Income Tax department and monetary contribution should be only in INR. We are not in a position to accept any contribution in foreign currency at this stage. Thank you.
With eternal gratitude and my humble offerings to all my sacred Gurus,
Dear all, we got an inspiration from our Divine Gurus to simplify the process of accessing Spirit in Life discourses in our mobile devices effortlessly – “Podcast”
A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files which a user can subscribe to so that new episodes/posts are automatically downloaded to the user’s own local computer, mobile application or portable media player. (Source: Wikipedia)
We took this concept and created a podcast of our Workshops called “Spirit in Life Discourses”
Any WordPress reader can now subscribe to this podcast and have access to all audio files from our blog as soon as we publish new posts.
Downloading new audio files to phone is as simple as just hitting refresh button on the app. You can then listen to the audio offline without internet at your leisure.
Clicking the aforesaid link should automatically bring up a suggestion to open it in the “Podcast and Radio Addict” app you just installed. Please choose that app to open link and then click on “Add” button
Click on the top-left breadcrumb menu icon
Then click on “Podcasts” menu item to take you back to home screen of app
Your phone screen should now look like this. Now, click on the podcast channel titled “Spirit in Life discourses” to view its contents.
Please click on refresh button a few times until images get updated so that it looks like screen in Step 8.
Now you may click on any of the posts to access the post audio (and post content). As of 20th May 9:00 am there are 8 posts in the blog with audio content, so we see 8 episodes in the screenshot below. More episodes will automatically get added as new posts with audio content get published in the blog.
You can click the download button on title bar (as highlighted in screenshot below) to download the audio file from Spirit in Life WordPress blog to this app for offline playback. Alternatively, you can click on the play button at the bottom to play the audio file over internet.
Clicking on title of any podcast episode will open the actual post in Spirit in Life blog.