Bhavin Dave

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Gurudev

Deep in my heart, for a long time, I have wanted to touch and hug my Gurudev.  He is everything for me. Yesterday, I my wish was fulfilled.  I spent a lot of time with Gurudev, hugging him, giving him a kiss and bowing repeatedly at his feet.  I told Gurudev, my spritual progress was good.  …

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Mohangiriji Maharaja

“I came out of Samadhi for you” Those were the words ringing in my ears when I woke up from Savikalpa Samadhi.  I was bowing down before Kashinathdada  and Gurudevs Samadhi with thoughts of dismay that the great souls like Mohangiriji Maharaja have their personal success but dont even turn back to help others.  With …

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More clarifications

These clarifications are from Yogananda Maharaj and some from personal experience.  There are three worlds.  Gross physical world, the subtle world and the causal or karana world.  The three forces, a sort of autonomic intelligence, hidden from the human eye are Virata, Hiranyagarbha and Ishwara respectively.  To give an eg.  the function of Virata is …

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Meditation

Today’s meditation was exceptionally good. After all it was Christmas ! Yogananda maharaja has described that the halfway meditation is when one is at agnachakra the streams of prana are seen rolling back from the body going back to Agnatha chakra This is what I experienced. The color if the streams of Prana or light …

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Jesus

There are other stories about Jesus Christ in these blogs. There are two quotes I will refer to.   Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39The promise is for you …

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Fishbowl

After 2 days of struggle, I was finally able to go back to my true consciousness.  When certain karmas are about to come into play, or if one does something that is not appropriate, the first thing that happens is the consciousness gets clouded and one is no longer able to go that deep.  Yes, …

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Vice and Virtue

Virtue is a problem to liberation just as much vice is.  One must rise above both.  There is a story in the Bible about Abraham who was given instructions by God to take his son to the top of Mount Sinai and sacrifice his son.  Just before he was about to sacrifice his son, God …

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Random

Kumbh Mela : A place where many great saints gather.  One should attend to the Kumbh Mela.  In terms of Yoga, Kumbh means or refers to the head and mela is a gathering of the prana (withdrawn from the entire body).  When that happens, one can say, we have attended the kumbh mela.  Here all …

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Energizing Exercises of the SRF (Self realization fellowship)

Paramhansa Yogananda has a series of lectures and pamphletes which are available to all who take the SRF fellowship and newsletter. In the lessons, he talks about energizing exercises and also insits that all disciples practice it for 30 min to an hour a day. I could not understand the reason and thought it was …

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Faith

Today, I had a discussion with Aanal about Faith.  Faith in my opinion and also according to the scriptures and very succinctly written by Sri Aurobindo is something that is within and which is part of the soul.  This is an inner conviction.  Unfortunately,  this faith is very poorly understood.  What most people have is …

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From Within

There are no words that can truly describe how the world appears when the consciousness is within.  This turning over of the consciousness, is the only beginning of Yoga.  In the older terminology Gurudev said, “Shakti jagrat thai che”, meaning there is awakening of the shakti.  I can only describe it in limited words. For …

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Pearls

I was asked, do you go to Church.  My answer was no, the Church comes to me.  The real church is where there is love for God. What is purity or a pure person?  A person who only has love and desires only for God, is pure.  Everyone else is impure. Love demands nothing in …

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A beacon!

Every human being is a beacon!  They are constantly emiting and transmiting vibes which attracts the universal vibrations which translate into karam.  This has been said by Patanjali, Mirdad and all great souls.  Every thought we have becomes a nidus which attracts similar universal vibrations.  One should constantly, no matter what and no matter what …

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Nada

A common misconception is the hearing of Nada.  The truest of true nada occurs when the prana actually ascends in the sushumna.  These nadas have the following characteristics 1) Extremely soft, no longer heard by the physical body 2) Extremely pleasing and one truly just wants to hear it again and again 3) On hearing …

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Law of Miracles – a borrowed title from Paramhansa Yogananda

Ever since the mental aspect of the subconscious has cleared, the shakti is now working on the vital physical of the subconscient.  Unless you are very familiar with the terminology of Sri Aurobindo, it will sound like mumbo jumbo.  What is becoming clear is the law or control over Prana.  How it can be achieved.  …

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Name of God and other miscellaneous experiences

Today, we were reciting Sunderkanda.  Now, in the version of Sunderkanda as recited by Ashwin Pathak, in some of the shlokas he follows it by Shree Rama Sharnam mama.  However, he speaks Ramaa instead of the traditional Rama without an aa at the end of m.  The normal and real pronounciation is M with an …

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Jesus Christ

Today, I was reminded of a few experiences I had about Jesus.  They were within the last 15 years.  1)  I was new to USA and had no idea or concept about Good Friday.  I was deep in meditation and I had a very clear and concise vision of Jesus.  Later that day, while driving …

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General thoughts – how to talk with God

It is only the soul that can communicate with God directly  not the thoughts… Thoughts are disorganized and thoughts have a mental impression or fantasy about how God is or maybe  and we take our thoughts to be very accurate.  and that is where all religions and sects in Christianity fight They have a certain logical …

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Gurudev

I have always been very curious of what and how Gurudev helped Mataji at the time of her demise.  A book was written by Dahyabhai Patel when Mataji passed away.   Gurudev was disgusted with the book and he threw the book away. The reason for his disgust was because the book had absolutely no information …

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Vision of the Liberated Souls

A few days ago I had a talk with Pramodhbhai.  During the talk, I made a statement, the way Great souls perceive this universe is different from our visions.  I had a talk with Gurudev and he had told me that the light of the supreme never leaves the liberated souls, they constantly perceive the …

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Hanuman

The greatest manifestation of Om or the holy Ghost as the Christians call it, is Hanumanji.  There never was and I suspect there will never be a greater manifestation.  He is the supreme ruler who effortlessly does all the work and is still alive.  Amazingly, Rama Bhagwan took samadhi, but his Guru Vasishtha Maharaj, his disciple Hanumanji and …

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Potpourri

I tried to hide the fact I had eye glasses from Gurudev.  So, I made sure I did not wear my eye glasses or anything around him.  However, out of the blue a few days after I was with him, he suddenly said, if you do Tratak properly, you wont need eye glasses.  This was …

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The mind (continued)

We ended the previous blog in a rather gloomy and dismal way.  After all, who likes an existence where there is nothing to look forward to.  A situation where the mind wants nothing and has nothing to look forward to is quite depressing! This is where the problem lies.  The soul is not the mind.  …

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The mind

There is a fundamental flaw and misguided concept in the mind. It is the erronous concept that anything in the material world will give pleasure or content. There is nothing in this gross world that gives pleasure. If that is the case then why do we enjoy sex food intellectual discussions etc?  This is because …

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Bhagvada Gita

I have had a series of spectacular experiences some of which I have already forgotten.   However, some of the experiences I remember about the Gita are as follows 1) I was very fortunate to have the darshana of Krishna Bhagwana.  He started off with many many shlokas all praising his Guru.  He praised his Guru …

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Siddha Yoga April 5, 2009

I am getting more and more secure in going to the Sukshma world quickly. I saw today Shakti and usually see Gurudev regularly. One thing, I am beginning to understand the way to becoming a Siddha. Siddha, when I use that term, it does not refer to merely having powers but a state of perfection. …

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April 4, 2009

Today, it took me a little longer to go to the depths of yesterday. After all, yesterday was Ramnavmi. However, every step is a progress. I am getting closer and closer to be able to go to the Sukshma world at will and anytime. This ability opens up the Trikaal drashti. Before I got out …

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April 3, 2009

Today, is Ramnavmi and chaitri aatham. Yesterdays, work day was long. However, in yesterdays morning meditation, I had Hanumanji sitting on my my head and I repeatedly had glimpsed of him. Todays meditation was sublime. I have heard the flute before but never to this clariy. It was truly something that takes your heart away …

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April 1, 2009

Todays meditation was at a higher level. It was pure consciousness and in pure consciousness, there is simply awareness without I ness. This is the true witness, which is known as “saakshi bhava” The word has been very poorly understood and grossly misinterpreted by most people, making it a matter of convinience on their part, …

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March 31, 2009

Todays mediation was with ease. One cannot stay at ease in the higher self, as long as the lower forces keep pulling you down. When the lower forces, are cleaned out, sort of purged from you, they can no longer pull you down. You see the lower forces but merely observe it. Interestingly, you realize …

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March 30, 2009

I tend to forget some of my spiritual experiences. Just a lot to recount. Today, while talking with Tejal auntie, I remembered that on Saturday, everytime I closed my eyes, the third eye would open and I could see different parts of different worlds! This happened quite frequently. Well, the next 2 days were difficult. …

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March 28, 2009

Entry for March 29, 2009 My entry today will be short. I saw where Gautamkaka will be born again. At the age of around 4? He will impress everyone with his very strong spiritual propensity. Yesterday, during meditation, I was able to experience my consciousness in the subtle world and this world simultaneously. Generally, our …

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March 28, 2009

Entry for March 28, 2009 It has been a long time since I have written on here. Mostly from laziness and the inappropriate habit of spiritual talks with others. One thing I have learnt, that no matter how often and how frequent and how sincere and earnest God or your own desire is to help …

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Yahoo question, answers

Some question answers from yahoo answers Why Do we Get Bhang Parshad in LORD SHIVAS MANDIR? ; In the past, perhaps Bhang was given. The truth of the matter is, the entire tradition of walking in a Temple is an allegory. When we enter the temple, we take our shoes off, we sound the bell, …

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4 Sadhakas, Four Yogas, Shakshi Bhava

Like I stated yesterday, the lowest form of Sakshi Bhava is where you split different parts of the mind into 2. Based on this there are four different types of Yogas and four different types of Sadhaks 1) Mantra Yoga. Those sadhaks who cannot split their mind (either intellect or emotions) into two and silently …

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July 31, 2007

Shaktipat This is a subject for real Gurus. Only a real Guru can fully understand it. However, for the disciple, there are many elementary things for them to know. Otherwise, a disciple seeing differences in the results often starts comparing things falsely. I am writing this based on experiences. It is not based on intellect, …

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June 17, 2007

It is only when you reach the inner depths of the soul, that surrender is complete. The external self, is slow and reluctant to surrender. The first step is to reach the soul. That experience is unlike anything. Once there, the surface external self eventually can be trained to learn the surrender. The inner depths …

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March 4, 2006

Keep peeling layer after layer after layers of the mind, till you reach the soul! (Swami Vivekananda) When you reach the soul, there is just peace and joy. When you reach the soul, you will understand the will of the soul is very different from the determination or will of the mind or intellect (which …

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February 21, 2006

Spiritual progress is difficult. It is like walking on the edge of a sword. (said in the Scriptures and by Sri Aurobindo

February 16, 2006

The vital or desire has its own limited intellect, its own ego and its physical aspect. For eg. the physical aspect is the sexual desire. It only seeks satisfaction for its own satisfaction and not for the satisafaction of the body. (Sri Aurobindo). When the vital or desire surrenders, it no longer insists on its …

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February 8, 2006

Entry for February 08, 2006 A doll made out of salt took a dip in the Ocean! Ego is like the salt doll. Once immersed in the ocean of bliss (GOD) it no longer exists. It is that easy. Just immerse yourself in God. You loose yourself in God. That is why Yogananda said, in …

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February 5 2009

There is something very physical that turns over. The yogis called it turning over of the Kundalini and according to Aurobindo that is birth of the psychic. When this happens, we see yellow, green and white light in the upper part and black and red light in the lower half. The 5 lights, in yogic …

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Meditation – intoxicating

When you go deep in meditation, it becomes intoxicating. Just like there is something intoxicating in alcohol, when you go deep in meditation, you have a similar effect of intoxication. There is something quite physical that reverses when you go to the spiritual plane. Everything changes and you are experiencing the world from inside out

More ideas on meditation

There is a state in meditation when the sounds you hear disappear ! People generally think meditation is concentration or focusing your mind on something. This is one method of yoga but it is a slow process. The mind cannot reach the divine. The soul, which is a ray of the divine can. The soul …

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Definitions

Some definitions and Pearls These definitions are from my Gurudev and Dineshbhai bhatt (who is like a Guru to me). 1) Alakh : That which cannot be written. A meaning no and lakh meaning write. The experience of merging in God cannot be described or written about. 2) Niranjan : Spotless. Nir means without and …

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Simple ideas for spiritual progress

To clearly understand one owns fault by itself is spiritual progress. However, this understanding must be precise and clear. Liberation is not possible without a Guru. A disciple cannot understand many of his experiences. Progress is always there (especially true if you have a liberated Guru) but the experience can be best understood and explained …

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January 28, 2006

Growth of consciousness is more important than growth of intelligence. Intelligence or what we call brain is essentially stupid. It limis us in seeing things based on logic and processing of the impulses from the gross senses. Growth of consciousness is a more direct way of knowing things. It sees or understands or hears things …

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January 27, 2006

Pearls – Entry for January 27, 2006 The light that you see is not only light but is also a force and knowledge. When you see the light from outside, you cannot understand this. You have to be in the spiritual plane, realize the light from within or be stationed within or be one with …

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Central Process of Yoga

The following is ancopy and pasteof things I wrote over the last year.   The central process of Yoga.     There are many different paths that take us to God. Everyone follows a different path to reach God. However, in spite of differences that are perceived, it is my firm opinion that all paths …

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January 24, 2006

Entry for January 24, 2006   A common misunderstanding and misconception is the presence of the lotuses or chakras in the human body. The lotuses and chakras do exist. They exist in the subtle body. The soul has 3 bodies. The gross physical, the subtle or sukshma body and the causal or Karana body. There …

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January 15 2006

Entry for January 15, 2006 The forces of Maya (or you can call it asuri forces or Satanic forces) will bombard the individual constantly. These bombardments become stronger when one has advanced considerably spiritually. Although they can weaken and affect the external personality, there is always something within which remains calm, collected and unmoved. Inspite …

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Consciousness and Evolution, January 14 2006

Entry for January 14, 2006 Darwins theory of evolution is true but only explains the progession in physical terms. There is simultaneously a progression of consciousness. The material world was not conscious.(Annamaya kosha according to the upanishads). Later, the tiniest of molecules formed together forming the simplest of organisms. Their consciousness was limited to interaction …

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For everyone !

These blogs are meant for those who seek Guidance in the spiritual world. They contain pearls and if taken seriously, it will help everyone continue to progress without having any self imposed block by imagining that they have reached any high level. I am tempted to write, God bless…but who am I to say God …

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