Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya – New Jersey, USA

Recently Divine Path Yoga in association with Sacred Association organized a  Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya LIVE programme for the benefit of seekers, learners, tantra enthusiasts and Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners in New Jersey, USA. The workshop concluded on 7th of November 2017.

The participants thoroughly enjoyed learning under the guidance of Gurumandala represented by our beloved master Acharya Shri Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath ji. Every participant was endowed with the blissful state of Kriya that ensued much after the practice session. Here’s a group photograph taken on just after the concluding session of this programme.

        || Blissful participants after LIVE Session of Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya workshop ||

The Divine Path Yoga founders and representative of Gurumandala in USA, Ms. Shuchi & Alpana coordinated and assisted in organizing and delivery of this whole programme. May the blessings of our Gurumandala and grace of Ma Shakti be upon every participant of Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya and its organizers.

Shivoham!

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Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya – Mumbai

Revered Tantric Masters and propagator of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan, Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath and Ma Shakti offer the secret Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya that belongs to ancient Tantric lineage and is one of its kind. Acharya ji shares that this is the only one Kriya that despite being extremely powerful can be given to everyone and through the regular practice of Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya every person can gain the immense benefits. He says “Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya takes the practitioner to a deep meditative state where healing and rejuvenation is accelerated five times as compared to what happens in deep dreamless sleep.”

CLEANSES AND BALANCES TATTVAS

Our whole being resonates with the rhythm of the universe. This unique amazing rhythm of the universe is created by the play of five elements also known as Panch Mahabhuta. The Five Great elements are not only supporting us on the gross level, but they are the foundation and basis of who and what we are. Our every thought and action arises from the play of these five elements and further affects them too. Working with the five elements simply means tending to the roots. Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is an ancient Tantric Kriya that purifies and balances the five elements.

The Five Great elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The Chakras in our body are the abode of the five elements. The Earth element (Prithvi) resides in Root Chakra (Muladhara). The Water element (Jal) resides in Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana). The Fire element (Agni) resides in Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra). The Air Element (Vayu) resides in Heart Chakra (Anahat) and Space element (Akasha) resides in Throat Chakra (Vishudh).

BALANCES & HEALS CHAKRAS

Health of the chakras determine our physical, mental and spiritual well being. Although the Chakras are a part of our energy body, but they are also connected to the various endocrine glands in the body. The endocrine glands release hormones directly into the blood influencing and controlling various aspects of growth, development and daily activities. When we start to work on the five elements with Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya, the chakras are also cleansed and balanced. In turn they affect the related endocrine glands leading to better well being of the physical body. The physical body feels light and is completely de-stressed after practicing the Kriya.

 

PROMOTES HOLISTIC GROWTH

Almost all physical and mental disturbances are caused due to blocks in our energy bg-healthsystem. Our energy system is made up of Chakras and Nadis. If you feel sad, angry, irritated and depressed most of the times, it is because of blocked energy channels leading to sluggish chakras. The breathing techniques done during Panch Mahabhoot Shakti kriya cleanse the nadi system and free you from negative emotions like anger, worry, anxiety and depression. Practicing the Kriya just once makes you feel happy and relaxed. Having a perfect emotional well being leads to more creative and prolific life.

 

KRIYA FACILITATES MEDITATION

If you have been meditating for a long time or have just started to meditate, you must have certainly confronted the biggest hurdle that is of achieving a thoughtless state of mind. Every person who has practiced Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya, have said to achieve that state. In exact words of a practitioner after practicing Kriya just once First time in life I have felt so calm and focussed both at the same time while doing a practice. Although it was just for a few moments, but I know now what I am capable of Achieving a state of thoughtlessness is dream of every meditator and by practicing Panch Mahabhoot Kriya you can surely achieve it.

 

WITH KRIYA – GROW SPIRITUALLY

Revered Tantrika and Tattva Shakti Vigyaan propagator Ma Shakti says If you really want to change things in your life do something about it. Through Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya it is so possible only by giving few minutes daily to yourself. This Tantric Kriya starts re-wiring your life-energies by harnessing the power of Five great Elements. The positive impact of this restructuring becomes visible in all life situations, health, relationships in less than 3 months itself. Pancha Mahabhuta Shakti kriya** opens the further growth avenues for spiritual growth.

KRIYA – A 24 MINUTES WONDER

By giving just few minutes to Panch Mahabhoot Kriya daily you change your life forever. The effects are incredible and benefits are immense.

To know more you can write to us at saral.org@gmail.com or info@sacredassociation.org

To directly register ONLINE you may follow below link..

https://www.eventshigh.com/detail/Mumbai/f96f4977d590fe65510bcddbdd257e83

Shivoham!

From #MeToo to #iam – You can do it Girl!

Everyday there are new hashtags invented, that make way to the social media headlines. Some are serious, some are for fun, some go trending and some are just to make noise. But this particular hashtag #metoo…. It came as surprise for many, dismay for some and distressing for all, concerned or not but more importantly it brought more awareness and feeling of connectedness among fellow sufferers. One thing every woman felt that she is not alone.

This particular campaign is not to be ignored. Everyone who has been affected even minutely by this staggering reality, feels something should be done.  But sadly, all feel that ‘someone’ has to do something about the predicament of women in the society. The government has to make stricter rules. Police should listen to the victims and take action. Courts should have empathetic view and should pronounce harsher punishments to the criminals. The biggest change maker however can be the woman herself. Only she has the power to change this grave reality.

Shakti is the word for the feminine energy pervading the universe. It is the power that is forming the whole universe. The woman (embodiment of Shakti) has to understand her role in the network of society. There is no man who is not at all related to any woman. This very woman is fulcrum of bringing about desired change. It is where from the biggest change can start. A male can be and should be taught to respect a female, only by a female. And it is the mother here who has to play the most crucial role. But most of the times we see that mothers fail in teaching their dear sons anything about clean conduct and morality.

Alas! Even mothers have fallen prey to the belief that just being a male means you can be/do whatever you want… a casual dater, an exploiter, a molester or worst a rapist.  The basic issue in the country like India is that Feminine energy is worshiped in form of idols and the Males are worshiped in form of humans. ‘Deviji’ has been reduced to ‘bivi or wife’ but ‘Patidev’ still lives on (at least in the hearts of fairer sex). This thought is so deeply ingrained even in women, that when a woman gives birth to a male child, she thinks she has achieved a higher status and her child is a special blessing. The fact remains every child is a blessing but who cares. A boy is after all a human, probably more restless and arrogant creature than a girl in the same place.. It needs to be understood by all mothers especially the ones who have mothered a male child. So mothers out there who write #metoo, please do change to #Iam.

“I am a responsible mother who teaches my son to respect all females. I am a mother who lets her boy know that not all mistakes are forgivable. I am a mother who treats my daughters and sons equally. I am a mother who tells her son to be a good human being, a gentleman before anything else.”

Why does a man see a female as an object and not as a human? Who will you blame for this mindset of a male. The open projection of the beauty of a female has made her more vulnerable. The poets, the painters, the sculptors all the have tried to express this beauty in the form of art. The whole world appreciates this beauty. Some in a subtle graceful manner and some through really crass means. It is the beauty of a woman which becomes the selling strategy for many products. This is the X-factor. This is given so much importance in the society, that a woman is seen only as an object of beauty. It is thought that, the God has made the woman beautiful only for man to enjoy her. And man by his primal nature, and blindly driven by biology instinctively gets attracted to this beauty for progeny. Is this the only truth posed as an excuse? Probably not!

#Iam responsible. Have I ever focused on  anything else than looking beautiful in this world where.. All other wonderful attributes and virtues of being a woman are not highlighted. Albeit today’s woman is struggling and striving to prove that “We are not only objects of beauty to be enjoyed, but humans who have many wonderful attributes.” But it is a paradoxical situation. How is it possible, that as we see around we find the exact opposite scenario. Turn on the TV, flip magazine pages, go through the internet, or just walk down the street, you will find women objectifying their own beauty. I do not say all of them are doing so, but yes there is a dominantly large percentage of women who try to influence the minds of the society only through their physical beauty. So before you write #MeToo, write #Iam

“I am a woman who respects her body. I am a woman who knows her body is not an object of exhibition. I am a woman who is not just the body, but is also having brains, talent, intellect, skills and many hidden capacities. I am strong and empowered to protect my dignity.”

For all those women who have gone through such horrible experiences in life. Know that your body may be violated, but your soul is untouched.  Your body is capable of giving you experiences related to the outer world, but your mind and heart can lead you to a inner world where  you meet with your pure, unsullied and perfect real Self.

“I am strong and have all the powers to protect my dignity but Alas! offenders and these criminals can sometimes be dangerously powerful and mean.”

I am really not able to stop quoting this to all my fellow sister lionesses and tigresses that you must fight till your last breath. Knowing the fact that world is cruel and has no place for mercy. You may lose a battle that is perfectly ok because ‘Yun to kutte bhi gher lete hain gardish me sher ko’.. never give up wait for your turn to give back!

You are the most valuable creation of the Supreme being. Each and everyone of you has the light of Mother Bhagwati (mother of the universe) hidden within you. Now, is the time you realize the light and find the way towards the Self. Initially it will be difficult to experience the Self in its entirety, but the journey itself from being a victim to a free soul is exhilarating. Worth giving a try. Change from a victimized #metoo to a free #Iam

“I am not the mind, Intelligence, sense of ‘I’  (Conditioned consciousness). I am not the sense organs  I am not the five elements. I am Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness”

I am neither the vital energy nor pancha vayu. I am not the seven fundamental principles of bodily constituents . I am not the Panchakosha. I am not the five action organs.   I am Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness

I am all pervasive, and without any form, pervade all senses and world. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to the liberation (mukti). I am Ever Pure Blissful Consciousness.”

 

O woman you are not the weaker of the sexes, If all come together and wish to change the world for better and forever, the change we are dreaming of is not very far away.

For all the gentlemen I would like to say..

यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः ।
यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः ॥

The divine are extremely happy where women are respected where they are not, all actions (projects) are fruitless.

Shivoham!

– Ma Shakti Devpriya

The pact with darkness – Mother! You have to help me break it..

“My life has been full of misfortunes, most of them never happened.”

A wonderful piece of wisdom I came across today.

This is truly a line that reminds me of eternal fear, each one of you is living through. Fear that keeps whispering in one’s ears that everything isn’t going well… that something bad or worse going to happen. This Ms. Fear or Mr. Fear, as you may like it, is everyone’s darling. Most of people around seem to have entered into a pact, a thrilling love-hate relationship with Mr./Ms. Fear. This Fear seem to be taller than the keepers’ ambitions and courage, duskier than the bright hopes and intoxicatingly attractive than their resolve to not pay attention to its luring overtures. Our relationship with ‘Fear’ is captivating and exciting at the same time; capable of keeping our attention focused on Ferociously Engaging Automatic Response of one’s mind.

 

It is truly a pact we have made with the darkness, so whenever there is a situation in front of us, we choose darkness instead of light.  There are many difficult times in life when the we feel that it is difficult to choose light over darkness but just unwantedly darkness hovers above our heads. And again yet again we fall prey to the plays of darkness and fear takes over. This pact made is renewed and gets stronger when we fail every time to see light but continue with darkness in life. A vicious circle goes on and on and we find difficult to come out of it. How to break this unending cycle of fear and darkness then?

Fear is always of something ‘unknown’.  As a Shaakta, what better way can there be for us than to take refuge in the divinely radiant lotus feet of Mother to ward of all the darkness, negative patterns and fears of life.

Avidyanam antas-timira-mihira-dweepa-naka-ree
Jadanam chaitanya-stabaka-makaranda-shruti jhari |
Daridranam chintamani-gunanika janma-jaladhau
Nimaghnam damshtra mura-ripu-varahasya bhavati ||
-Soundarya Lahari 3

The Mother’s Symbol

O Mother ! The divine dust of your lotus feet is:
Island city of the Suns.. the remover of darkness of ignorant,
these are the cosmic cluster of flowers from which gushes the nectar of intelligence for the dull-witted and it is the Necklace of wish yielding gems for the poor. The same shakti of yours becomes the tusk of the cosmic boar (varaha, incarnation of Lord Vishnu) uplifting the people immersed in the ocean of samsara! The samsara means the unending infinite cycle of birth and death..

Saundarya Lahiri’s this verse is loaded with the Mother’s specific power that removes darkness. With light comes knowledge and knowledge dispels fear. Its not coincidence that You are reading it – It is Her blessing. Anyone who is recites this powerful shloka is blessed.

Love and light

– Ma Shakti Devpriya

Guruma Shakti Devpriya ji and Acharya Agyaatadarshan are the present Teachers in the sacred lineage of tantra Masters of Krama System of SriVidya. Anyone who is willing to experience the depth and expansion of 'the inner self' through meditative, mantric or ritualistic processes under the guidance of the 'Gurumandala' can mail us at : shakti.multiversity@gmail.com

SAUNDARYA LAHARI – SHAKTI SADHANA FOR ALL

Shivoham!

Shakti is a divine principle. She operates in its own freedom. It can not be made to change its ways. She has been worshipped and hailed since time immemorial. In Satyuga Devas pleased her to manifest her magnificent form that won over the asuras and blessed them with their kingdom and rights.

Treta Yuga saw Shri Rama worshipping Shakti to obtain the grace of Hers to be able to win over Ravana. Sita worships the Shakti in her Gauri form and receives Shri Rama as her husband through her blessings. In Dwapara Yudhishthira approaches Shakti in her Kameshwari form and gets assured of his win over Kauravas.  Of all forms of Shakti the power of Kameshwari is truly so overwhelming. Unlike many of her other manifestations this one has particularly soothing and gentle one…

नमस्ते परमेशानि ब्रह्मरुपे सनातनि । 
सुरासुरजगद्वन्द्दे कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ १ ॥ 
न ते प्रभावं जानन्ति ब्रह्माद्यास्त्रिदशेश्वराः । 
प्रसीद जगतामाद्ये कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ २ ॥ 
अनादिपरमा विद्या देहिनां देहधारिणी । 
त्वमेवासि जगद्वन्द्ये कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ३ ॥ 
त्वं बीजं सर्वभूतानां त्वं बुद्धिश्चेतना धृतिः । 
त्वं प्रबोधश्च निद्रा च कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ४ ॥ 
त्वामाराध्य महेशोsपि कृतकृत्यं हि मन्यते । 
आत्मानं परमात्माsपि कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ५ ॥ 
दुर्वृत्तवृत्तसंहर्त्रि पापपुण्यफलप्रदे । 
लोकानां तापसंहर्त्रि कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ६ ॥ 
त्वमेका सर्वलोकानां सृष्टिस्थित्यन्तकारिणी । 
करालवदने कालि कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ७ ॥ 
प्रपन्नार्तिहरे मातः सुप्रसन्नमुखाम्बुजे । 
प्रसीद परमे पूर्णे कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ८ ॥ 
त्वामाश्रयन्ति ये भक्त्या यान्ति चाश्रयतां तु ते । 
जगतां त्रिजगद्धात्रि कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ ९ ॥ 
शुद्धज्ञानमये पूर्णे प्रकृतिः सृष्टिभाविनी । 
त्वमेव मातर्विश्वेशि कामेश्वरि नमोsस्तु ते ॥ १० ॥ 

Sri Kameshwari Stuti by Yudhishthira

Many times seekers are confused over this question – ‘In which roopa she should be approached, connected with and worshipped?’ Sometime out of ignorance a sadhaka starts thinking of supremacy of Her one form over another. There are as many forms of Her as you may imagine and billions of other forms which we as a human are not capable of imagining.  Shakti sadhana is different than Bhakti Sadhana because here you make your intentions clear in terms of your personal need. She is capable of bestowing everything upon her sadhakas. Also She presents herself in the form of your choice.  Whatever way She manifests in your life it is sure way of empowering you always if not liberating (depending on your choice).
Each one of us are looking out for Shakti and what better way can it be to approach the Divine Mother through Saundarya Lahari in the benign company of Master. It is definitely a sadhana which can be taken up by everyone alike.

May you all be blessed with light of wisdom.

Blessings from Masters,

– Ma Shakti

Saundarya Lahari – The Waves of Bliss – Introduction by Master AD

                    || SriVidya Poornabhishiktaa – Kramachaarini Ma Shakti Devpriya Devi ji ||

Shivoham!

If Sri Vidya is the highest Sadhana of advait bhrahman in personified form called – Sri MahaTripuraSundari.. RajaRaajeshwari, Lalitamba, Parvati then Saundarya Lahari is the book of highest order on this tantric way of worshiping and igniting the Shakti in one’s own body and mind. There are many systems of worshipping MahaShakti across Tantric traditions. Majorly three geographical regions on the map of India or Bharatvarsh can be pointed to when it comes to three distinct approaches in the worship of Supreme Mother. The regions are Kolkata that includes Kamakhya tradition (Eastern Part),  Kerala (Southern Part) and Kashmir (Northern Part).

Instead of understanding the differences and different nuances of these distinct approaches of Devi worship it is best for us to understand that they are following the same SriChakra Sadhana everywhere. When it comes to Sri Vidya Sadhana, Adi Sankara’s work in the form of Saundarya Lahari is pivotal to every approach, every aamnaaya (आम्नाय ) and every gotra or division on the basis of rituals i.e. Kaula, Mishr or Samaya because it basically enshrines complete Sri Chakra in it.  It also has many powerful Mantras of SriVidya tradition including the most revered and sought after mantra called ‘Shodashi’. For your curiosity the very first verse of this scripture has the highest of mantras in Sri Vidya. But all these things are embedded in Saundarya Lahari in coded form to save it from misuse and abuse.

I am sure each one of you shall benefit from these talks of Acharya ji. Rest assured you will be able to pick up only as much as you are capable of and there Master can’t help. Your devotion in your teacher and your attitude is responsible for your ascension. Corrupt vision of a disciple corrupts his/her whole journey.. and the most susceptible you are in your dwait Buddhi for if you don’t see Shiva-Shakti in your Teachers’ Vigraha ascension shall continue to evade you life after life.

“श्वेतंश्वेत विलेप माल्यवसनं …. वामेन रक्तोत्पलं….  शंभुस्वरूपं परम्…..  ध्याये शिरस्थं गुरुम्”

“I invoke my beloved Guru, who himself is Shambhu-swaroopa, gaura varna fair in color and wearing whites (representing divinity and piousness) with his Shakti sitting to his left radiant like a red-lotus. I see Shiva-Shakti seated on my forehead eternally.”

May you all evolve and grow. May you all be rooted in your true nature. May you all experience culminate in the oneness of Shiva with Shiva within.

Blessings

– Ma Shakti

Who is MahaShakti

To understand MahaShakti, firstly we need to understand three important concepts: Shakt(शक्त),  Shakti(शक्ति ) and Shakya(शक्य ). Here Shakt means one that is capable, shakti means the capability, and Shakya means the Karma or Kriya in which one is capable depending on his Shakti. For example we can understand that Fire is the Shakt, its Shakti is its power to burn, or we can say heat energy and the act of burning is its Shakya. So we can say Shakt is the reason, Shakti is its capability and Shakya is its act or work.

Now, the above principle is applicable to everything in this world. Earth, Water, Air, Space, Body, Karmaindriyas (organ of actions) and Gyanendriyas (organs of cognition) and  even the other immovable objects; everything has some or the other capability. Clearly we can understand that no object in this world is devoid of Shakti. If food has the capability (शक्ति ) of satisfying hunger then water has the capability of quenching the thirst. In the same way different fruits, vegetables, medicinal herbs, plants, trees, insects, animals, humans, devtas, asuras all have various potentials. There is nothing that has no role to play, everything is engaged in its Karma (कर्म  -action) according to its Shakti.

If fire is having the capability to burn grass then grass is also having the capability to burn in itself. So for a single kriya or karma, work or action, different causes come together bringing their Shaktis together. And  every Shakt or cause is also having capability of not only doing one action or work but many. Every entity  has different types of accomplishment with each of its causes. Where different causes come together to achieve one result, there every cause is also having various uses and activities. In inanimate objects also we can understand this, like in a simple process of pot making, the potter is doing something, the rod is doing its job, the pottery wheel is doing its own and even the thread has its work to do. In the same way in farming there are different people involved, doing various jobs depending on their abilities and capabilities. So if we see closely there is nothing in this universe that is devoid of Shakti.

The Fire is one – it also burns, protects in cold climate, helps in food preparation and also gives light. This is not all, it is the same fire that triggers the process of photosynthesis in the plants and also ripens the fruits and vegetables, strengthens our bones and so on. So we can now understand the vastness of the Shakti tattva. And if we start thinking about the greatness and expansiveness of it, our mind can get tired but there will be no end.But the question here is – Why do all objects, animate and inanimate have Shakti? Why there is nothing that is free from Shakti?

We get only one answer for this, without the presence of an all pervading Shakti it is not possible for every small and big objects to have Shakti. Obviously, there is an unending source of Shakti like a great sea which is all pervading like the space.  It is the only one that is reflected and filling everything with energy. It is known by different names like in Samkhaya Shastra it is known as original source, Vedanti use the word Brahman for it and is also known as Paramatma, Maya, Prakruti, Vishnu-Shakti and many more. It is the same shakti that manifests in prana and through its interaction with Panch-Mahabhutas creates the chakras. It is this MahaShakti in the form of kundalini that takes a Yogi towards Moksha through Samadhi. It is in the form of Durga that opens the gates of all 7 chakras. It is Trinity of Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and MahaSaraswati where from emerge the three Gunas- Tam-Raj and Sat. She is the one which accompanies every avatara in the form of Dash-Mahavidya worshipping and connecting with them a SriVidya practitioner reaches to the source – the one Oceanic Mahashakti, the Mother of All, the illuminator of paramShiva. What can be said about the vast, all pervading MahaShakti that is the Hari, Har and Brahma….

I bow down to that paramaaShakti..

Yaa devi sarva bhooteshu… shakti roopen samsthitaa
Namasstasyai! Namasstasyai! Namasstasyai Namo Namah:!!

Shivoham!

– Ma Shakti Devpriya

Stotras – The Ways to Connect with the Divine Virtues of Infinity!

Shivoham!

The Shiva is spontaneous force, innocent and all-powerful. Though He sits silently as witness at the core of everything but you should not forget that it is ‘His’ Shakti that creates, sustains and annihilates the infinite cosmic celebrations around us. When Shiva is realized within He is realized through his Shaktis the ‘gyaan’ and ‘ichchaa’. The power of knowing and Power of willing. When He is experienced in the Urja chakra He is seen with Paarvati. Paarvati represents the Shakti of Gross (tangible and material – Energy and condensed energy – matter) world.. Parvati in our being is originating from Muladhara (Prithvi) and residing at ‘her very own place’  the Swa-Adhishthaan’ as kula kundalini.

When it comes to physical manifestation that is in the Aham-Idam frame, the Shakti becomes manifest in the form of Bhairavi, Shiva follows and incarnates as Rudra or Bhairava. Shiva is seldom visible to aspirant in the form of Rudra or Bhairava because Shiva is that primal cause of everything whose experience can happen only to His Shakti. Therefore almost all capable Sadhakas shall be able to experience Bhairavi or Devi in their sadhana experiences not Shiva.

But it does not mean Shiva is never experienced in Aham-Idam. Technically it is true that Shiva can not be experienced in this domain but in Shiva Sutras you have heard it from Acharya ji that Udhyam is equivalent to Bhairava. This Bhairava is created out of Udhyam – Udhyam means incessant, cyclic and programmed flow of Shakti impregnated with TOTAL consummate awareness of the ‘sadhaka’ through either of three Upayas. And according to the chosen Upaya the experience is cultivated in the consciousness – It is through the play of Shakti of Sadhaka in Anavaopaya that Shiva manifests in Himself in the form of Bhairava. A Sadhaka should always remember that Shiva and Shakti are never separate from each other and secondly Shiva is EVER-FREE (swatantrya shakti) to break all set rule (only if we thought there are any). Thus Rudra or Bhairava is experienced. Even in Shambhavopaya a personalized experience of Bhairava is very much possible for some sadhakas.

And Rudra is that aspect of Shiva which is ever filled with Anant Karunaa (infinite compassion) so much so that his eyes are always moist, filled with water looking at us.  He is all benevolent, kind hearted, innocent.. so much so that He does not care for who is the sadhaka in front of Him. Shiva in the form of Rudra does not differentiate between devas and demons.. Manushyas (humans) or Gandharvas (celestial beings).. He blesses and gives boon to everyone. He does not see if he is giving boon to a Devata or Rakshasa. Rightly thus he is called Bhole-Baba..

To experience the presence of Rudra in your consciousness you should live in Shiva consciousness with all your (His) Shakti focused on to your respective Upayas (mostly anavopaya sadhana). Of which chanting or Nam-Smaran is a wonderful way to collect one’s awareness and energy to the point of desired convergence (abheepsit).  In this mode of convergence Stotras are divine means to create right kind of bhava (emotional framework in your psycho-energetical ecosystem) in your being. And it is said when Bhava is right.. Deva is not far. And remember experience of Deva is said to be Amogh (unfailing – means it always blesses you and takes away your hurdles) therefore it would be apt to present you with this Rudrashtakam in the voice of Acharya ji as a means of strengthening Bhava in your sadhana.

So sing, dance, love Him and let the tears of surrender take away all your sins.. May Shiva bless you all.  Please note, I am giving the transcript of that this Rudrashtakam for the ease of pronunciation in chanting.

NamaamiShamIeeshaan Nirvaan Roopam
Vibhum Vyaapakam Brahma Veda Swaroopam
Nijam Nirgunam Nirvikalpam Nireeham
ChidaakaasaMaakaasa Vaasam BhajeHam

Niraakaara-M-Onkaara Moolam Tureeyam
Giraa Jnaana GoteetaMeesham Gireesham
Karaalam Mahaa Kaala Kaalam Kripaalam
GunaaGara Samsaara Paaram NatoHam

Tushaaraadri Sankaasa Gouram Gabheeram,
Mano Bhoot Koti Prabhaa Shree Shareeram,
SphurunMouli Kallolini Chaaru Gangaa,
LasadBhaala Balendu Kanthe Bhujangaa

Chalat Kundalam Bhroo Sunetram Vishaalam,
PrasannaaNanam Neela Kantham Dhayaalam,
Mrigaadheesha CharmaamBaram Munda Maalam,
Priyam Shankaram Sarva Naatham Bhajaami

Prachandam Prakrishtam Pragalbham Paresham,
Akhandam Ajam Bhaanu Koti Prakaaham,
Trayah: Shoola Nirmoolanam Shoola Paanim,
Bhajeham Bhavaani Patim Bhaava Gamyam

Kalaateeta Kalyaan Kalpaantakaari,
Sada SajjanaaNanda Daataa Puraari,
ChidaaNanda Sandoha Mohaapahaari,
Praseeda Praseeda Prabho ManMathaari

Na Yaavad Umaanatha PaadaaraVindam,
Bhajanteeha Loke Pare Vaa Naraanaam,
Na Taavat Sukham Shaanti Santaapa Naasham,
Praseeda Prabho Sarva Bhootaadhivaasam

Na Jaanami Yogam, Japam, Naiva Poojaam,
NatoHam Sadaa Sarvadaa Shambhu Thubhyam,
Jara Janma Du:khaugha ThaatapyaMaanam,
Prabho Paahi AapanNamaameesha Shambho

RudhraaShtakam Idam Proktam Viprena Hara Toshaye,
Ye Pathanti Naraa Bhaktyaa Teshaam Shambhuh: Praseedati

Love and light

-Ma Shakti Devpriya Anand Nath

Saundarya Lahiri – The Tantric Way of invoking Divine Beauty in Life!

Shivoham!

Gururbrahma Gururvishun Gururdevo Maheshwara

Guruh: saakshaat Para-Brahm Tasmayi Sri Gurave Namah:

I request the Gurumandala to accept  my humble salutations… Namaste!

I have been taking up Shiva Sutras for US based Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners & all of you here in India felt deprived of ongoing learning with Gurumandala.  So, that’s one of the reasons for taking up this new series for you. Also we see, some of you have truly grown with your Sadhana and we feel that you can be given more to experiment with and deepen your experiences before anointing you with Higher Deeksha.

The last but the most ‘mattering’ reason is that – in all these years of our public interaction Ma Shakti Devpriya ji and I have received innumerable requests from people to speak on some tantric text that not only helps one in raising one’s consciousness but also saves them from the hardships of day to day life. It took some time before we really accepted the fact that there are some issues of your day to day life which occupy your mind and body hindering your sadhana. But as it sank in…  the choice of book for this purpose was unanimous. And in fact there was no other book in the lineage of tantric masters which could prove better than this – The Saundraya Lahiri… by greatest of all great acharyas Shri Adi Shankaracharya. In fact it will be apt if I say that this book has teachings, upayas and practices for everyone.. whether one has been initiated in Tantra or not however more can definitely be revealed to those who are in ‘discipleship’.

I know that… The task of presenting the practical learnings hidden in this greatest ever tantric book ‘saundarya lahiri’ is not going to be easy especially for the uninitiated but I Sa-Shaktikayeiya surrender our souls in the grace field of Gurus and almighty divine Mother to bless us with ability to retrieve all the teachings our Gurus have given us from time to time and thus enabling to sing Mother’s glory beyond our personal capacities..

From my Gurus I have learnt that she is capable of giving boons and unbound grace without having to show “Abhaya” and “Vara” mudras.. Even devatas draw miraculous powers through darshan of her divinely beautiful lotus feet.

Twadnyah Paanibhyaamabhayavarado daivat ganah:

Twamekaanaivaasi prkatitavaraabheetyabhinayaa|

Bhayaat Traatum Daatum Phalamapi cha Vaanchhaa samadhikam 

sharanyelokaanaam tavahi charananaiva Nipunau ||

With this prayer lets begin!

Saundarya Lahiri has three beautiful subtler dimensions of your being – Mana or Mind. It includes its finer aspect of intellect also. Then comes Bhakti or Transcendence of Mind. Finally there are methods to arouse your Prana or individualized portion of Shakti or Kundalini to be able to reach a Total transcendental state. So…

There is beauty of literary excellence and it is in shabda vinyasa. It is so beautiful to see how Shankara, like a grammarian of highest order is concealing the transcendental sounds… what we call beejas…. in tantric system within these ordinary sounding words. And that too with so much ease! This aspect of Sundarya Lahiri appeals and astonishes our mind. And only an astonished mind is capable of perceiving something of beyond.. “Vismayo Yog Bhoomika”

|| Shiva Sutra – Shambhavopaya – Sutra number -12||

Then.. There is devotional and musical content in this tantric marvel that appeals to our heart and emotions. An astonished mind is ready for cultivation of Bhava.. As you chant and sing each verse you start immersing in the oceanic beauty of Devi. Devi’s mandala starts revealing its true nature creating a divine emotion in you. The appreciation and assimilation of that bhava leads to bhakti.  Bhakti leads to one-pointedness of mana and dissolution of Ahamkara or Ego. Paving path for kundalini to unwind and reach its destination – the crown or sahasrara.

But the most important  aspect of these verses is their hidden spiritual meanings pointing to various tantric means of Shiva-Shakti-Realization. And yet another beauty is that the same verses and methods when used in material realm are capable of taking away all your pain, misery and suffering.

Our Gurudev told us that in Tantra there are 7 crore mantric ways to raise sadhaka’s capacities.  These mantras are pertaining to various gods and mother-goddesses, yaksha, kinnar, tattvas, yoginis.. responsible for ongoing organic and karmic cycle. Out of those around a thousand mantras are associated with the Highest Ruler Goddess Raj-Rajeshwari or Lalitaambaa or Parvati and her direct transmutations collectively known as Dash mahavidya or Shri-Vidya.

He says that Pertaining to Raja-Rajeshwari there are 1000 great ways methods.. 1000 great mantras that are mentioned in Lalita Sahasranama. Another 100 more potent compound mantras are given out here… in Saundarya Lahiri. There are 10 mantras for dash-mahavidyas and 1 master key mantra that is the Guru-Paduka mantra.

In krama system the first ever mantra that is given upon initiation is known as Shri Gurupaduka mantra. It is with this mantra and of course Guru’s permission and blessings a dedicated disciple can use 1100 odd ways of creating favaourable ripples and for piercing through the cosmic web of Shakti.

Yantra- Visual tools in Tantra

It should be born in mind that each and every verse of Saundrya Lahiri is not one but what we can call ‘the mantra complex’ in itself. Every verse has a Yantra associated with that mantra. You can connect with these verses and Yantras to to create what you like and desire….. and get what you want. Apart from spiritually helping a sincere sadhaka every verse has a practical application in the material world as well…. Each one of you who are initiated in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan can take benefit from. All of you who have been connecting with Tattva Shakti Vigyaan Sadhana on regular basis.. and seeking protection of Gurumandala each day..  definitely get to know more. It is very extensive as you get deeper into it. Each Yantra is different.

Each Yantra has a beeja sound.. or what you call beej mantra.. each yantra requires a different ink… different base.. and also the method of creation and carving it. Many things like auspicious day and time for carving, the nyasa during japa, homam ingredients.. all these things shall be shared with those who have gotten diteeya koti sadhana . Well.. a simple reminder – you shall not be using these Yantras for others. If your loved ones who are not initiated … not received deeksha.. ask them to request a personal consultation session Ma Shakti Devpriya ji to receive a suitable Mandala for them.

Also the good news is that.. even if someone is not initiated in Tantric System and doesn’t have a Teacher even then he or she can take great benefits from the wisdom of Saundarya Lahiri. For those who are not initiated the use of beeja is not permitted instead they shall chant the whole verse. The yantras can be told.. in fact they have already been told… those shapes of Yantras are already available in different books but….. my suggestion would be to refrain from using those yantras ritualistically until you are guided by your Guru to do so. Simply because there are so many nuances and also risks involved if you are not protected by your Gurus through the way of deeksha.

If you are single pointedly and with full faith make yourself engaged in the Upayas then there is nothing impossible. Virtually every areas of your day to day life which you can imagine can be ironed-out and the adversities warded off through invocation of Ma Parvati through Saundarya Lahiri prayers. Very briefly some applications (but not limited to) are put below to just give a glimpse of the power of Ma TripuraSundari. She is capable of giving you everything..

  • Attaining desired objects of luxury
  • Wish fulfillment
  • Protection from danger
  • Solving fertility problem
  • Return of loved ones from foreign lands
  • Purification of body
  • Improvement of poetic & creative acumen
  • Attractive personality
  • Winning over difficult people
  • Protection from unnatural or untimely death
  • Success in business
  • Immunity from wasting diseases
  • Healing of wounds
  • Avoidance of bad dreams
  • Protection from infections
  • Dream prophecy
  • Counteracting adverse planetary influence
  • Attaining fame & popularity
  • Doing away with insomnia
  • Proficiency in music & vocal ability
  • Solving motherhood issues
  • Power to remove evil & negative spirits
  • Gaining immense beauty
  • Release from prison
  • Attracting a person in your life
  • Gaining knowledge about future
  • Making your husband return to you
  • Gaining control over wild animals
  • Pratyaksh Darshanam of Devi

That I is what I shall be covering in this series. I bow down to the ‘Jagadeshwari’s lotus feet’ again and again for her blessings.

Ah! beautiful it is to be immersed in Shakti Sadhana.

Shivoham!

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

Shiva Sutra Classifications : Unique perspective by Acharya Agyaatadarshan

Shiva Sutras – One of the most highly regarded book of original Tantric amorphisms is divided in three segments. These pertain to the three categories of practices and also three categories of seekers/practitioners. In this small video tantra master Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath chooses to pick an apt allegory from modern man’s daily life to explain the practical aspects of these three categories of Sutras.

Acharya ji & his beloved consort Ma Shakti Devpriya ji offer Tantra initiations to interested seekers by way of inducting then in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan discipleship programme.

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To get initiated in Tantra write to us at:
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In the service of divinity in you..

Shivoham!

TSV- A Sadhana to bring fulfillment at all the three levels- material, physical and spiritual

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