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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!

The Discipleship Programme – First Initiation (Deeksha)

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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.

Tantric Healing Programme – 5D Shakti Healing

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The Ancient Tantric Healing System!


Healing and health has been integral part of almost every Indian spiritual systems. Yoga and Tantra are the two such systems that India has given to the world. While Yoga’s efficacy to health is a proven fact the Ancient Tantric Healing systems are mostly in the veils. Tantra as a discipline has always been a guarded secret cult generally away from the reach of the masses. The only reason about such secrecy about Tantric processes has been owing to the fact that these techniques are extremely powerful & double edged therefore if they fell in wrong hands they could have been misused and abused.

It is purely unconditional love of the Lodge of Tantric Masters** that, Ma Shakti and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath have been ordained to make the 5D-Shakti Healing available to the world now. 5D-Shakti Healing has purely tantric approach to health and healing – presenting specific solutions and precise methods to alleviate disease, pain and suffering from human life within the framework of ‘Law of Karma’. It will be fair to say that 5D-Shakti Healing is India’s gift to the Healing needs of the modern world.

Why 5D-Shakti Healing

Tantra recognizes that a human being does not operate only on the plane of this physical body. A human soul is experiencing the pleasures and pains of this worldly plane through its 5 different sheaths it is covered in – the Pancha koshas. It also understands that every human soul comes on this physical plane with the sole purpose of enjoying the fruits (whether sweet or bitter) of its ‘karmic’ baggage. Therefore if you are trying to reduce your bodily diseases and sufferings by physically treating it through ‘Therapies’ and ‘Medicines’ you are not attending to the root cause of it. Through such methods you can only ‘treat’ but can’t ‘heal’ yourself.

5D-Shakti Healing is a TOTAL Healing system that works on the root-cause of your sufferings hidden deeper in koshas e.g. Mind body, Prana body, Karma body etc. It restructures all the layers of your being through appropriate practical methods. It works on your entire being making you healthy, peaceful, joyous, kind, loving and generous – A truly ‘Living’ being!

What are the tools of 5-D Shakti Healing

Tantra is a system of harnessing energies and intentions through exploration of inner and outer nature. The universe is storehouse of infinite variations of energy or Shakti manifestations from plants, animals, tattvas, sounds, celestial bodies. There are herbs, there are energy processes, stones, celestial energies and innumerable hidden powers within human body.

5-D Shakti Healing uses Tattvic Energies, Gems, Herbs, Yantras, Symbols, Mandalas and Body & Breath processes. Apart from using just these tangible means a tantric healer is capable of channelizing the finer energies of higher realms for one’s good through the application of powerful Yantras, Mantras and sacred energy  processes within and outside human body.

Why Tantric Healing System is better than Yoga

Yoga uses only two tools – body and breath while Tantra makes use of multiple energy processes, herbs and also heavily works on harnessing divine tattvic energies. While Yoga is a step by step process Tantra is quite flexible and can also be used SOS.

The most important aspect of ‘Tantric healing’ is that it teaches the healer to differentiate between ‘Aadhi’, ‘Vyaadhi’ and ‘Upaadhi’ and adopt suitable technique for healing rather than just be hooked on to medicines and bodywork. More often than not the suffering or disease is caused by external unknown (for normal people) forces which can be dealt with only through psychic means. Such paranormal influences can be removed with the use of ‘Tantric Healing’. Therefore 5D-Shakti Healing is far more effective and deeper in its understanding of suffering and also eradicating the physical/mental/spiritual suffering which Yoga is not capable of.

Can I heal others with 5D-Shakti Healing

There are two learners’ level in 5-D Shakti Healing. First level of this programme is about ‘Tantric Healing Essentials’. After assimilating the first level the phase of learning-experimenting usually lasts from 6 months to 2 years (depending on your sincerity and regularity). During this period the Healer is not supposed to heal others. However once they become proficient in the ‘Tantric Energy processes’ and develop sound understanding of ‘Mantric Energy Processes’ they may choose to go for Second level of “5D-Shakti Healing’ after which they can definitely serve others.

Can I heal paranormal influences through 5D-Shakti Healing?

Yes! A good healer is one who is able to identify the influencing negative energies and entities but a powerful healer is one who has strength and capacity to deal with these dreaded energies and ward them off. 5-D Shakti Healing gives the practitioner such powers that he/she can handle virtually every negative influence of this planet. This capacity is earned with healer’s discipline, devotion to the nature’s benign energies and through the mastery of tantric processes. Although a beginner is not advised to engage in such cases for he/she may get harmed but as one progresses under the guidance of Masters one take up paranormal influences head on and knock them off too.

What is the duration of Course?

This is an 18 Hour intensive programme by Masters that is available in residential setting or LIVE Workshop*. Since it involves learning few techniques around breathwork and bodywork, the LIVE Workshops are conducted under the local supervision of The Shakti Multiversity teachers.

Who is eligible for ‘5D-Shakti Healing’*

This programme is available ONLY to the Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners. One must be a Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioner oneself to learn this.  WHY?

Getting initiated in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan means you are having knowledge ofHuman Energy Anatomy. With Tattva Shakti Sadhana comes direct experience of working with the energies of ‘Tattvas’, Symbols and Mantra’. Since Tattva Shakti Vigyaan is a tantric spiritual discipline it also readies the practitioner to be able to handle various aspects of ‘Body Centric’ healing processes’ that are essential part of 5-D Shakti Healing.

Tattvic purification and protection of Gurumandala which is available to a Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners enables them to fearlessly experiment and benefit from higher energies. The Gurumandala’s presence also ensures that the healer shall not be endangered in case he/she is dealing with paranormal causes.

* LIVE Workshops are happening at designated Centres in India and USA.  Participants have to report at the centre on the programme days.

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

**NOTE – Only initiated (Tattva Shakti Vigyaan Pratham Koti)  practitioners may apply!

Masters Programme – Hidden Secrets of Panch-Koshas and Chakras

HIDDEN SECRETS OF

PANCH-KOSHAS & CHAKRAS

A GUIDANCE PROGRAMME FROM MASTERS

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“Hidden Secrets of Panch-Kosha & Chakras” is a 10 Hour knowledge intensive programme in spiritual processes for all Yoga practitioners, Meditators, Healers and Spiritual practitioners under the guidance of Masters Ma Shakti & Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath, the founders of The Shakti Multiversity® catering to the very needs of modern man in the direction of spiritual-training & advancement; an essential knowledge for choosing right practices for self.

This knowledge-packed workshop is  MUST ATTEND for every person who is aiming at  Tattva Shakti Vigyaan ‘Discipleship Programme’. It is equally helpful for all the spiritual seekers who are currently engaged in or planning to take up any kind of spiritual practices.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS PROGRAMME –

It is a fact that thousands of New Age Spiritual Enthusiasts are risking their sanity and balance today by mindlessly adopting / accepting inauthentic methodologies centered around Kundalini, Chakras, Yoga, Healing etc. It happens mainly because innocently inquisitive seekers jump for virtually anything and everything that is on the offer without complete understanding of the subject.

The most common problems reported by people who get engaged in unguided spiritual practices or far too-many practices are hereunder –

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Unexplained Fears and Phobias
  • Panic Attacks & Constant Mild Depression
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Heaviness in Head
  • Pain in the area of Third-Eye Chakra
  • Frequent Twitching
  • Breathlessness in general & Sleep-apnoea
  • Problems in Relating & Enjoying
  • Foggy Mind & disinterest in life
  • Inability to Focus on desired part(s) of body
  • Stagnation in Spiritual Progress

This programme is for you – If you are having one or more than one symptoms almost constantly and also practicing any kind of meditation, kriya, healing, blessing-service etc. you must take these bit more seriously. This programme shall help you understand the root-cause of your issues and plan the remedial strategies ensuring spiritual progress.

If you are planning to choose any spiritual or healing course for self, being informed is of highest value. When you understand the hidden dangers and subtler nuances of the chosen subject this prior in-depth information helps you avert the dangers on the path you choose. This programme by Masters offers never before knowledge even for the advanced spiritual practitioners and students of Kundalini, Yoga, Healing or Chakra.

THE CONTENTS of the ‘Panch-Koshas & Chakras Programme’ –

This 10 Hour intensive programme aims at giving the aspiring spiritual seekers / practitioners a clear understanding of the least understood but most wonderful and advanced tool we have – Our body!

The programme introduces you to the know-how on the best use of Panch-Koshas and Chakras in your daily-life and spiritual practices. The highlights of the content are –

  • The need of understanding your Panch-Koshas
  • Health and Role of Koshas
  • A detailed SWOT-Analysis of your Koshas
  • The Five Steps – Techniques to Strengthen your Koshas
  • Detailed view of Pranayama Kosha
  • How to protect your vulnerable Energies
  • Chakras, Nadis & Granthis
  • Major Chakras and associated Nadis
  • Powers obtained upon opening of Major and Minor Chakras
  • Techniques to heal your Chakras
  • Artefacts, Foods, Colors, Aroma & Thoughts for Healthy Chakras
  • Types of Initiations – Fallouts
  • How various types of  Initiations or deeksha affect chakras
  • Do’s and Don’ts for a Spiritual Aspirant

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS PROGRAMME –

This programme delivered by the Masters personally aims at imparting the participants with a clear and holistic understanding of their ‘Subtler Energy-Anatomy’. It also provides many authentic techniques which you can apply in your spiritual practices and self-empowerment. Following are the benefits which you shall derive out of ‘Hidden Secrets of Panch-Koshas and Chakras Programme’ –

  • Understand your Invisible-Inner-World
  • Evaluate your current state of Chakras
  • Develop Appreciation for Energy Processes
  • Make right choices in Spiritual Learning
  • Hone your Psychic Capabilities
  • Take Corrective action for Pranic Body aberrations
  • Apply and Ignite the Chakra Capabilities
  • Avoid Suffering due to wrong Spiritual Practices
  • Create your ‘Personal Spiritual Temple
  • Protect yourself from Psychic Attacks
  • Stay unaffected through Mind-Control & Hypnosis
  • Know why some Mantras should NEVER be chanted
  • Get one-step closer to ‘The Discipleship Programme’

WHAT MASTERS SAY ABOUT IT-

Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

“I have seen that most of spiritual seekers begin their journey unplanned, experimenting with many different things. In their search of ‘the path’ and much before zeroing down to that chosen path almost 70-80% of them pass through various  attunements, chakra-opening / balancing sessions, blockage removals, energy-breath-processes, healing, blessing services etc. Such uncontrolled and random ‘spiritual’ interventions in their ‘Personal Pranic environment’ so distorts their body’s natural energy-dynamics; sometimes to the degrees of irreparability. It is a sad to see how such people then continue to struggle almost indefinitely to regain their sanity and balance.”

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath, Tantra Master & Founder The Shakti Multiversity

Maa Shakti Devpriya Anand Nath

“It is a fact that many spiritual enthusiasts who indulge in mindless experimentation in the spiritual endeavours suffer not only in their material world but also experience an unexplained block in their spiritual progress. Such a situation is definitely avoidable only if they knew how important it was to understand the deeper aspects of their own energetic aspects.”

– Ma Shakti, Tantra Master, Founder The Shakti Multiversity,  Author of ‘Tattva Shakti Vigyaan – Introducing Tantra to Modern Man’

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND –

This programme is about serious seekers and those who are just beginning to explore the field of spirituality with deep desire for self-actualization. For those who wish to attend ‘Hidden Secrets of Panch-Koshas and Chakras’ programme basic understanding and appreciation for subtle forces within the human body is needed.

To ensure as a participant you gain maximum benefit from this intensive 10-Hour direct learning from Masters, you must attend the ‘Nadi-Shodhana – A Complete Wellness Programme’ prior to it.

To register write to us on shakti.multiversity@gmail.com

 

Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya

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                             || Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya- A Kriya from Tantric Lineage ||

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Are you desiring to achieve a perfect state of physical, mental and emotional well being?

Do you wish to improve your relationship with self and others?

Do you yearn for spiritual growth & balance in life?

Normally such holistic growth requires one to enter in a spiritual path with complete dedication and spend huge amount of time with the able Master or Guru but neither everyone has so much of time nor everyone is ready to take the plunge.

If you too are looking for success, health and peace; If you are searching for answers in your life Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya* is your answer.

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Revered Tantric Masters and propagator of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan, Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath and Ma Shakti offer the secret Panch Mahabhut 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.”

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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. ”

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

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*Learning Panch Mahabhoot Shakti kriya does not require Deeksha or Initiation in to the lineage. 

** To learn Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya one needs to mail the organizers at shakti.multiversity@gmail.com

Assessing the Quality of Our Thoughts: A Simple-n-Silly Experiment

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कलि कर एक पुनीत प्रतापा |मानस पुण्य होई नहीं पापा ||

Tulsidas astutely defines the character of Kali Yuga in Uttarkand in Ramcharitmanas. In this age of Kali, mental righteousness bears good while mental sins don’t bear evil. It is an amazing blessing of this yuga. Saints from Chaitanya to Prabhupada, Kabir to Raidas realized this and used nama-japa as the means to redeem themselves and many others.

Yet, if we dig a little deeper – we find that for all acts of impropriety (sins), the seeds are first sown in the mind. The seeds of war are already sown in the minds of men much before they fight the most ravaging wars on physical plane. Ma Devpriya writes in her book “Tattva Shakti Vigyaan”, “It thus becomes an endless circular activity; mind controls the physical body and then physical body controls the state of mind…” This manomaya kosha is so powerful that, if left to itself, can lead to ultimate ruin.

All the evil designs that ultimately lead to ruin does indeed start off as a ripple of thought in mind. We have a definite thought pattern which we carry as samskaras of previous lives. This makes it very imperative to assess the quality of one’s thoughts. The first step to improvement starts from knowing oneself intimately – and thereafter keeping a check on one’s destructive tendencies and reinforcing the constructive ones.

Here is a simple and practical experiment which might reveal a little about us:

Take a relatively routine and uneventful day to do this experiment. This is because on extraordinary days, the impressions of the day can substantially shift the normal thought process pattern of a human mind.

  • Sit down in any meditative asana with a piece of paper and pencil in front
  • Close your eyes and begin watching your thoughts for a brief period of time
  • As you watch these thoughts, stay aware of what you are thinking
  • Once your mind has raced through a few thoughts, open your eyes every few minutes and take notes of what you thought. This interval of taking notes depends upon how fast your mind is hopping one. Once you have 4-5 thoughts, write it down lest you forget them
  • After taking notes, close your eyes again and start watching your thoughts
  • Repeat the process unless you have a long list of thoughts
  • Over a period of 60 minutes of watching, you will have a string of thoughts written on paper
  • Next, get out of your meditative posture and start classifying these based on the quality. We are all aware of the three gunas – here are some broad observations:

o   Sattvik – Feelings of love, compassion, joy, piety, rendering someone help etc.

o   Rajasik – Thoughts of activity – workplace, assignments, pending work, approaching deadlines, home chores. Impulses to engage in sense pleasures etc.

o   Tamasik – Impulses to hurt or cause harm, anger, apathy, deceit etc.

o   Any moments of thoughtlessness

When we repeat this experiment a few times, we will have a deeper understanding of mind. Based on what our prominent thoughts are, our mind is either predominantly sattvik, rajasik or tamasik. Vivekananda said that what comes out of our mind during such meditative phases could be so vile that it might surprise us! Mind works in myriad ways and there are many demons of previous samskaras sitting to bounce back.

When we understand this mind, we will be able to control its vagaries more accurately. Awareness is the key!

Shivoham!

Niraj Mohan*

Niraj Mohan is a seasoned Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioner under the guidance and initiation of our beloved Masters, Ma Shakti and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath ji. He has been engaged successfully in many volunteering projects of Sacred Association and carries out the role of senior editor in The Shakti Multiversity’s publication wing.

A tale of four Gurus by Niraj – रज्जब तूने किया गज्जब बांधा सिर पर मोर…

|| Falling in love with Gurus is not easy ||
|| Falling in love with Gurus is not easy ||

A tale of four Gurus

Guru’s often beseech their disciples to have immense patience on the path of self realization. Faith in Guru and patience in practice eventually lead the to glorious dawn which every seeker strives towards.
It is ironical, however, that the same disciples test the patience of their masters in intended and unintended ways!

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The great saint Rajjab rung eloquent when he saw his disciple, who once resolved to be a celibate his entire life, sitting on a mare and about to proceed to meet her bride to be. The saint, quite exasperated, almost rushed to his disciple’s place and addressed him thus!
रज्जब तूने किया गज्जब बांधा सिर पर मोर|
आया था हरि भजन को किया नरक में ठौर||
It is said that the disciple immediately realised his destiny at these words of his master, flung himself down from the horse and fell on the lotus feet of his master, to remain in his communion forever. But the saint had already had a dramatic day!

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Think of the immense consternation which Kabir would have faced when he left his mortal body. Kabir preached the unity of religions his entire life, only to find the Hindu and Muslim disciples squabbling over whether to bury or cremate his body! Legends say when the body was uncovered, there were just a few flowers, which needed neither burial nor cremation.

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Sri Yukteshwar, the Guru of Yogananda Paramhansa would often tell him – “…you will be much kinder to your disciples… A teacher could not spread India’s message in the West without an ample fund of accommodative patience and forbearance”. Yogananda had his patience tested by his disciples in the West, when he slowly and patiently tried to bring his disciples, steeped in materialism, on the path of spirituality. He recalls, “I refuse to state the amount of truth I later came to find in Master’s words!”

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The last tale is the untold story of my Gurus, Ma Shakti Devpriya and Acharya Agyaatdarshan! In this age, deeply steeped in materialism, they patiently guide their disciples from ruin to glory. I have seen AD’s words becoming more strident for his disciples. From “do whatever little you can” to his latest exhortation of  “Udyamo Bhairavah – put forth all your enterprise to become Shiva” during his interpretation of Shiv Sutras, the paradigm he shifted for his disciples! Patiently waiting for their disciples to understand the wisdom in their words, they have stood by their disciples through the ordeals with the material and the spirit.
While I can only surmise how I might have tested their patience over the years, I bow to them in reverence and beseech them to be more direct, open and critical towards this wavering disciple of theirs!

Shivoham!

Niraj