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Dharana- The power of concentration

“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.

More info & How to register?

For Registrations and more information on this programme –
Drop a mail on shakti.multiversity@gmail.com

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The Discipleship Programme – First Initiation (Deeksha)

Tattva   Shakti   Vigyaan   Initiation

Pratham Koti Deeksha – The First Initiation

There comes a moment in the life of every spiritual student when one realizes the importance of commitment and dedication to the ‘chosen path’. A deeper intuition takes charge of life and makes one courageous to the core to be able to experiment with life-energies and be open to receive commands rather than just advices and so  much more… The Student-Teacher relationship is transformed and now Teacher becomes the Master and Student – The Disciple.

Discipleship Program – What is in it for me

If you are still asking this question it probably means you aren’t ready to receive ‘Initiation’. A bond between the teacher and student has to become trust centric before such a step is contemplated. The Tattva Shakti Vigyaan discipleship program marks the beginning of altogether different level of journey in spirituality. Having gone through this initiation process means you are now identifiable as the ‘sadhaka’ of an ancient Tantric lineage in the form of  ‘The Lodge of Masters’ – Gurumandala.

You receive a personal mantra from the ‘Lodge of Masters’ and with this mantra comes your connection and access to unbound support, guidance and protection of yours in your spiritual endeavours. It also means now onwards your genuine queries about ‘Sadhana’ and personal development shall taken up by Masters and appropriate shifts and course corrections shall be advised from time to time.

Every practitioner who receives ‘Initiation’ is monitored by the living and astral Masters in the lineage of Shiva for their spiritual conduct, challenges in Sadhana and obstacles in  growth. Upon receiving this ‘initiation’ you come a step closer  to ‘Shri Vidya – Krama Deeksha‘.

You are inducted in discipleship of Tantra Masters, in the pious lineage of adept Shri Hayagreevaananda ji by Ma Shakti and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath.

Expected Conduct of the Disciple

There are no set rules for disciples at this stage however it would be unfair to say there are ‘No Rules’ because as a learner one has to strive to cultivate virtues conducive to one’s personal growth. Following pointers are just expectations except the last ones in REDs. These are indicative and open to your personal interpretation.  Receiving First Initiation ‘Pratham Koti Deeksha‘ is about:

  • Taking responsibility of your life and your actions.
  • Inform the Masters about any of other practices you are currently engaged in.
  • Initiation is the first formal step in the life of the practitioner to ‘Live’ in ‘Shakti Consciousness every moment. That you shall try to inculcate this attitude.
  • That you shall kindle your awareness and deepen it with time.
  • Update your progress/challenges at least every 3 months. That ensures Masters would be able to help you better.
  • Accept the authority of your Guru / the Master in the domain of your spiritual conduct.
  • Gurumandala requires  your commitment and dedication to the principles of particular Tantric lineage of your living Masters. Keep the practices and Mantra Secret.*
  • In case you wish to quit your Sadhana – You MUST inform the Gurus. This is needed to be able to suitably guide you through the proper ‘Tantric Process of Separation’**
  • DO NOT MISS TO READ THE FOOTNOTES

Who is Eligible

To become eligible for your Discipleship Program through First initiation you are expected to have gone through minimum of following courses –

  • Nadi-Shodhan
  • Panch-Tattva : Know Your Dominant Element
  • Secrets of Panch-Koshas and Chakras
  • The Tattvic Matrix

Another frequently asked question is I have already taken an initiation from some other Guru. Am I still eligible? The answer to this question is as following –

First scenario is for those who have received Proper Initiation*** in a lineage. If you have received proper Deeksha (Initiation) in a lineage and if your Guru is still in the body (alive) you should discuss your intent with him and ONLY with his permission you should come for this deeksha. If your Guru asks, you may be required to surrender his mantra (or go through the process of separation) as well.

In case your Guru is not in body you can humbly convey your intent to drop the practices he/she had given citing your own genuine reasons (lack of guidance, not able to progress etc.) and then you can proceed for Discipleship Program.

Second scenario is where your initiation is not proper (please read the footnotes for more information). In such situation it is purely your choice to go ahead and get into Discipleship program.

Can I continue my previous Practices

Spiritual practices are personalized regimes for the practitioners as decided by the Guru. If teacher feels it right you may be allowed to continue with your some/all the previous practices however you should keep in mind that mixing of many Spiritual practices from different Gurus generally doesn’t do any good (Ma Shakti & Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath don’t recommend that as well) therefore make up your mind to drop your current practices forehand because if your practices are found to be interfering in your Tantric path, you may be asked to stop practicing them.

How does it feel after Initiation

You don’t need fear for anything. Just to reassure you, there are thousands of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners across the globe. In case you want to speak with them over phone / internet just drop us a mail we shall be happy to connect you with anyone near you. Alternatively you can visit our YouTube channel and watch the glimpses of expressions of people who have received Initiation and are practicing regularly. In fact it is through regular practice and Sadhana the practitioners derive many beautiful experiences, wisdom and joy of transformation.

How will I receive my Initiation

The first initiation leading to Discipleship Program is done face to face. In unavoidable circumstances Masters may use the way of LIVE Transmission in case the disciple is unable to present himself/ herself physically before them. Generally the disciple is directed to perform certain rituals, chant prayers under the direct supervision of Ma Shakti or Acharya ji to assist in the process of initiation.

It should be noted that further higher initiations by Masters in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan and Krama are NOT available without making yourself physically present for the ceremony.

To register write to us** at shakti.multiversity@gmail.com

** NOTE – Only students who have completed requisite courses (refer eligibility section) need apply!

* Personal Mantras are to be kept secret to prevent the leakage of your own energies gathered in Spiritual Practices (Sadhana). There is whole lot of reasons about maintaining this secrecy and they are communicated to you during the ‘Initiation/Deeksha’.

** The Tantric process of separation is a mandatory ritual in many spiritual lineages. In the case of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan initiation also this is adopted. A dissenting practitioner may choose to leave the practices without undergoing this however that does not benefit the disciple in any way and he/she may find severe stagnation in his/her future spiritual endeavours.  

*** If you have gotten formal ‘deeksha or initiation’ in a Spiritual Lineage that means you must be given the names of your all the Gurus (minimum of four generation – known as ‘Guru Pankti’ ( Guru, Param Guru, Paraatpara Guru & Paremeshthi Guru). As per spiritual traditions if you have not been given these names you are NOT gotten proper DEEKSHA. Many teachers just tell you that they are ultimately in the lineage of Shiva etc. that doesn’t qualify as ‘Guru-Pankti’. Some of the Teachers tend to believe that they have received initiation from many Gurus in their dream/meditations etc., technically that also does not qualify them as representative Acharya/Disciple in any lineage.