“In the beginning of meditation, lights of various colours, such as red, white, blue, green, a mixture of red and green lights, etc., appear in front of the forehead. They are Tanmatric lights. Every Tattva has its own hue. Prithvi Tattva has yellow colour. Apas Tattva has white colour. Agni has red colour. Vayu has green colour. Akasa had blue colour. The coloured lights are due to these Tattvas only.
Sometimes a big sun or moon, or lightninglike flashes appear in front of the forehead during meditation. Do not mind these appearances. Shun them. Try to dive deep into the source of these lights.
Sometimes Devas, Rishis, Nitya Siddhas will appear in meditation. Receive them with honour. Bow to them. Get advice from them. They appear before you to help and give you encouragement.
In the beginning of meditation and concentration you will see in the centre of the forehead a resplendent, flashing light. This will last for half or one minute and then disappear. The light will flash either from above or sideways. Sometimes a sun of 6 inches or 8 inches in diameter with or without rays will be seen. You will see the form of your Guru or Upasya-Murty also.
When you get glimpses of the Self, when you see the blazing light, when you get some other extraordinary spiritual experiences, do not fall back in terror. Do not give up the Sad-hana. Do not mistake them for a phantom. Be brave. March boldly with joy” says Swami Sivananda in one of his articles on Meditation.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE IN MEDITATION?
Everyone, who has ever tried to meditate knows how difficult it is to bring this dragon of mind under one’s slight control, what to talk of experiences. Majority of the first timers in meditation are so bogged down by this phenomenon called mind that they think it’s better to go fishing or listen to a soothing piece of music rather than sit in lotus posture on a meditation mat to tame this invisible nuisance-creator – The Mind.
Mind’s ways are peculiar and who understands that better than the eastern mystics and Yogis who not only deeply studied the patterns of the erratic mind but also discovered wonderful ways to bring this mind to its legitimate stature of a Servant!
This 3 Hr programme on Dharana gives you clearer understanding of the techniques you can use to control your mind better.
Can’t Concentrate BUT YOU CAN Meditate!
In fact There are two diagonally opposite methodologies adopted by the eastern Masters to tame the devil – One has its roots in Yoga and the other in Tantra. Although there are stark differences in these two yet somewhere Tantra has liberally and successfully integrated the static and dynamic ways of meditation and therefore Dharana is synonymous with ‘Meditation’ in Tantric scriptures.
A common student of Patanjali Yoga knows a sequence that places concentration before meditation. This translates to – If you can’t concentrate you can never be able to meditate. This is perfectly true but since ways of minds are innumerable hence there are other ways to meditate for sure. Did you hear me saying ‘You can surely skip practice of concentration to be able to enter meditation?’ Yes! This is exactly the point.
Dharana – Using the Power of Mind!
‘Mind over matter’ is a very common phrase. A strong and controlled mind is capable of healing chronic and life threatening diseases. But this same mind, when not in control can become the biggest obstacle when one tries to practice meditation. A Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioner knows how delicately the mind is placed in the cosmological map of existence that is the 36 Tattvas. The mind is the origin of Jnanendriyas (Sense organs) , which further form the karmendriya (Action organs), from which originate the Tanmatras (Subtle organs) and finally the Panch Mahabhutas (material elements) are formed. The mind itself originates from Buddhi (Intellect) and if we trace the map towards its origin, we come to know about Ahankara (Ego), Pakriti(Nature), Purusha (Individual soul) Maya(Illusion), the five Kanchukas( the five limitations) and the five Shuddha Tattvas (Pure Elements) and reach right till the Shiva Tattva (Pure Consciousness). The mind has the capability to move in any direction, but we mostly find it attracted towards material side as it becomes stronger when it enters into the cycle of formation. While moving towards the Pure Consciousness makes the mind lose its identity and is certainly not an easy journey for it. When you have control over your mind and can focus and concentrate on anything you wish for long period of time, it means you have perfected the practice of Dharana. The Dharana in itself converts into meditation, triggering the journey towards Pure Consciousness. You will be given practices to calm the continuous chatter of mind and perfect your concentration in the Dharana Workshop. So that the art of keep mind over matter is achieved.
Dharana Workshop & Its Contents
Since the practice of concentration is not possible unless the activity involved is of interest you would be given some utterly simple but effective ‘Active-Handles’ to gain the firm grip over your mind and loads of useful information on how mind works that you would love to put to test.
It is Knowledge cum Practical Workshop by our beloved Master Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath. Following are the contents in brief –
- What is mind – A Master or Slave
- Brief introduction to Nadis & their impact on Mind
- How Prana Fuels the mind – Useful tips on it!
- Replacing Control with Awareness
- Emotion as an Active Handle
- Perfection before Manifestation
- Practicing Dharana in daily life
- Takeaway Practices
Duration & Mode of Delivery
It is a 3 Hour LIVE Interactive Workshop taken on Skype Session by Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath.
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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:
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.
– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath
FOLLOWING IS THE ACTUAL MAIL from an advanced TATTVA SHAKTI VIGYAAN PRACTITIONER WHO OVERCAME HIS DECADES OLD ISSUE WITH THE POWER OF CONTINUOUS SADHANA!
I was able to manage my speech so well that the 3 member interview panel did not know that I stutter at all – even after 1 hour of discussion!
I am extremely happy with what I was able to accomplish, to know that we have all that we need within ourselves. And that with perseverance, Guru and God by one’s side, everything is doable.
“The success and failure is in one’s unique way of perceiving the reality. Skewed perception is the root cause of deranged emotional health and obstructions in personal growth.” – Ma Shakti
Tantra offers many guided processes to its practitioners which create opportunities of inner transformation. These processes are handed down from the teacher to student and they have enormous capacity to naturally deepen and correct the practitioner’s perception through bringing about a profound inner awareness. Such a change in one’s personality and outlook is made possible by purifying and reorganizing one’s personal energies. The tantric process taught by Ma Shakti to the aspiring Tantra practitioners is Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya. This Kriya invokes the power of Panch-Mahabhutas (Five Great Elements) to trigger and maintain the transformation through balancing and purifying the practitioner’s Tattvic Energies.
Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya gives multiple benefits on different levels in your life –
Health Benefits (Body) –
Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya works on your whole body. Through regular practice it restores complete health. List of some of ailments which can be controlled and alleviated are as below –
- Headaches & Migraine
- Heart Diseases
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Low Immunity
- Hormonal issues
- Menstrual issues
Health Benefits (Mind) –
Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya mends the way mind works. It relaxes and the mind and brings about the capacity to control mind. Regular practice shall show its effect in following areas –
- Improved sense of wellbeing
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduces Stress (thus the risk of stroke and heart diseases)
- Enhances attention
- Improves mental capacities
- Effectively helps in managing PreMenstrual Syndrome
- Better Concentration
- Better memory and recall
- Boosts self-confidence
Benefits (Spiritual) –
Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is the foundation stone for one’s spiritual progress. It paves the path for getting into discipleship program and initiation. Things it does to you on spiritual levels are –
- Capacity to become thoughtless at will
- All benefits of Meditation
- Moves person from Tamasik to Rajasik
- Movement from Rajasik qualities to Sattvic
- Triggers & sustains the process of Bhuta Shuddhi
- Improves sensitivity to Higher Energies
- Optimally balances Ha (Sun)-Tha (Moon)
- Improved self-understanding
- Disciplines life and develop faith in divine
Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is the most powerful process of Bhuta-Shuddhi (Tattva Shuddhi) in the Tantric system for the uninitiated. It requires only 27 minutes of yours on daily basis and its impact on mind and body becomes visible from the first time itself!
If you wish for professional and personal excellence, Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya shall help you immensely by creating a better understanding of your own interiority thereby empowering you to handle the day to day challenges of modern life with fluidity of ease. Alongwith this Kriya you are taught the correct way of breathing and the process of Energy-Cleansing.
A 27-minute practice in the form of Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is gem from antiquity that Tantra Masters Ma Shakti and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath are giving out for Introducing Tantra to Modern Man. Brought to the modern world by Masters this ancient Kriya tunes your entire system with the cosmic rhythms of Tattvic Energies helping your body, mind, emotions and energies function in unison with Nature’s healthy vibrations.
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With divine grace of Shiva-Shakti and blessings of Gurumandala, we are here to help you embark upon your true spiritual journey. The inclusion in gurumandala through initiation is what is open to one and all but how much one progresses and achieves is dependent on what one handles the discipline of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan. We shall give you the complete understanding of the principles and practices pertaining to this spiritual discipline and support you all through. Rest assured even if you stick to the basic practices you will help yourself grow in more joyous, fulfilling and balanced way through your life – materially and otherwise.
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