Category: spirituality

Tribute to Kashmiri shaivism

Finally an article that pays tribute to the end result of Kashmiri shaivism Of course how to reach that status – you need a guru and method.  Reading does not help http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/04/the-illusion-of-reality/479559/

God says

I say You don’t listen. You hear But thoughts are random What is thy interpretation? Held hostage by your mind  Mind is maya Maya is your own mind Save thyself Listen  Nay obey Thy guru  The devil maya is no more A true guru NEVER fails.  Disciples fail to see his ultra subtle tests and …

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Naam  smaran

do you mean that NAAM SMARAN done with right approach does work?this is put up as you put weight on words-NAAD BRAHM Word fire does not create fire. Naam can work only if spontaneous, full love to God, desiring only God and and there is full Spiritual power.   If spontaneous the mind does not …

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Shabari

We all know the story  Shabari : was a daughter of a tribe called Nishada. During her wedding thousands of goats sheep were to be slaughtered.  She could not endure it. Ran away.  She found Matanga rishi at the foot of rishimukha mountain near the unusual Pampa river.  She served him.  Before samadhi he told …

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Why is a true guru silent 

Many reasons 1.  Knowledge is given as an experience not by talk 2. The disciple is simply not ready.  He can’t understand or receive the awakened shantilal 3. Truth is no disciple is capable of getting all the power.  Takes years of building up. And practice  4. We would not go talk trigonometry to a …

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Ancestry

Sorry. It is in Hindu.  They are steps of yoga कभी सोचा है की प्रभु श्री राम के दादा परदादा का नाम क्या था? नहीं तो जानिये- 1 – ब्रह्मा जी से मरीचि हुए, 2 – मरीचि के पुत्र कश्यप हुए, 3 – कश्यप के पुत्र विवस्वान थे, 4 – विवस्वान के वैवस्वत मनु हुए.वैवस्वत …

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Aurobindo and mother

Mother said, the difference between a human and a stone is minuscule but the difference between a guru and humans is a thousand times more It is because of this a guru can never share all his knowledge since the disciple cannot comprehend  All the knowledge from all religions even if added up is worth …

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Sayama – patanjali

In yoga darshana patanjali says “doing dharana, dhayana and samadhi simultaneously is sayama”.  In that case it would mean dharana is different from samadhi and it is not just a different depth of meditation.   Meaning it is not just degree of sweetness but different kinds of sweet    So what is dharana? Dhayana? Samadhi? …

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Gurudev

There is no book like his book.  It is so precise and detailed about every little step and experience before samadhi  He wrote it perfrctly.  Yet he omitted certain small details, all for the good of mankind The glory of a guru is unrivaled A true guru is exceedingly rare.  I am yet to see …

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Patanjali

Patanjali said “slowly in small steps control over matter is obtained ” ( not written in yoga Darshan )

Morgan freeman

Rubbish He can travel all over the world and get opinions ! Answers are within.  They are found at the feet of great people not elsewhere If there was someone so knowledgeable they can tell you what aashotosh and aashukop mean – samadhi or shiv.  How can two opposite words mean the same ? Find …

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Swarodaya

Shiv swarodaya is very powerful book.  It was written to show the results of deep meditation  Of course , it can and should be used to some degree for routine daily activity BUT the results will not be consistent till there is inner purity Those who meditate, as they move forward , beyond gross world, …

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Varah Avatar

He was the third avatar of Vishnu.  Hiranyakashipu dragged the earth to Patala.  She asked to be rescued.  Vishnu took Avatar. He came out of the nose of Brahma and appeared in the sky.  He pulled earth with his tusks and fought with Hiranaykashipu for 10,000 years and finally won the battle.   This is …

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A short story

Guru V met Saint K. Guru V did namaskar Saint K did namaskar back. Guru V said “you do not know how to do namaskar” Saint K was offended.  But surrendered to Guru V Guru V said I am from beyond Varanasi Saint K said he is from Kankavati. 25 years later, Saint K was enlightened. The above …

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Books

For the longest time, Indian scriptures were recited from generation to generation  Overtime, certain minor errors may creep in.  These errors can only be detected by an enlightened person  Why ? Since he has experienced it and knows the method of experience also As such, when you can boldly say no books are needed, then …

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Kevali pranayama

3 shakti.  Iccha, gyana and kriya  Learn it by a guru who is perfected.  He gives iccha shakti to disciple.   The matter is closed. Forever  No need for discussion debate understanding at that point  Iccha shakti is NOT NOT NOT DESIRE  It is a guru given power.   Everyone else – debate and understand. …

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Christ

Christ – while on the cross said – forgive them for they know not what they do His pain was real Why are we not able to forgive so easily?  Oh he was God or son of God – is not an argument that a yogi accepts There have been many others who were prosecuted …

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Amazing 

Knowing nothing But doing everything  So hell bent on the lures of the world Enslaved to ego Souls are lost Let them be Let them be Try not to wake them From the slumber so deep Per chance you try Violent is their reaction To protect their ignorance The depth of slumber Measured in 7 …

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Yoga Darshan 

parinama-traya-sanyamad atitanagata-jnanam A beautiful pun from Patanjali Maharaj  Most interpretation are incorrect   Vyasa Bhagwan did the best job and Gurudev describes it perfectly  

Samadhi

What is the experience of samadhi? Will I get bored ? Who can tell ? It is not like deep sleep it is ever conscious Saints who are there find ever increasing NEW waves of joy every minute ! If you get bored with meditation, give up in frustration – then the core is yet to …

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Gyaneshwar

What sant gyaneshwar said in 13 century is very true now “Like a foolish farmer giving up his old business and beginning something new every day, the man overpowered by ignorance installs images of gods, often and again and worships them with the same intensity. He becomes the disciple of the guru who is surrounded …

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Sleep

Sleep is a complex process.   Consciousness instead of folding and being within identifies itself with a different state of being.  There are 5 such states Awake : we know what it is but what is it that consciousness anchors to that causes awareness of body and forgetting self ? Sleep : here consciousness forgets …

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Are they real

Are the chakras real ?   Yes but not in the way it has been drawn.  The drawing is an allegory   Just like the picture of Ganesh or parthasarthy

Vishudha

28.read this and see if it makes sense !   There is no elephant or moon etc.  Find someone who knows it by experience   That is my goal  In the throat istheLotus called Vishuddha,whichis pure andof asmoky purplehue. Allthe Moon=Mantra=here,”ham” (sixteen) shining vowels on its (sixteen) petals, of a crimson hue, are distinctly visible to …

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Chakras

They are nodes of consciousness.  There is NO anatomical location for the chakra.  What is present in the body is an imitation    Something like a 1 year old drawing a plane.  It would be foolish to call the drawing a real plane

Veda

All Veda and their maha vakya are for the ignorant What use are they for the enlightened?

Thoughts

Every thought leading to the world must slowly patiently be changed to the love of God This process has 7 steps.   This must be done for all thoughts and emotions Who has the patience? 

Freedom

You already are free To realize it all 11 chakras must be penetrated 

For a true yogi

The mind is not something abstract It is a tangible object that is seen in meditation The brain is not something abstract It is a tangible object that is seen in meditation The chitta is not something abstract  It is a tangible object that is seen in meditation The ego is not just a concept  …

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Signs of an awakened shakti

There are many esoteric signs which have been described in yoga books. Many people , often with a weak temperament, have those signs. Yet since is is generated by an active imagination it holds little value.I am not saying those things are wrong or false. They are true but only if the very basic and …

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Brahma gyana

To reach pure consciousness or brahma gyana or para shiv a few conditions must be met 1.  Fearlessness :  if your afraid of events in life or death you don’t have the firm conviction that you are pure consciousness.  2. Faith : full faith in shiv scripture and a living guru 3. A perfected guru …

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A sad mistake

Sad mistake  A perfected being I saw last month Blinded was I  Bowed before him But failed to recognize Beautiful were his words Now I know  He spoke  He hid  I know not more At the same Ganesh temple in Indore A blind fakir , his voice resonating above the tumult, in a captivating mesmerizing …

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The world

Sad it is  For the world Many great traditions Got revealed Now most founders  Have gone into hiding. Harder it is For the disciples To bring Niraakar  To Saakar But work hard and  Even Niraakar  Will take aakar  Almost all of the great figures of 19 and 20 century got exposed. In a flash of …

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Books

Only seek experience – not understanding.  Understanding is like crumbs on the floor!  It is so far away from the experience Enlightened beings only write a few things and many deeper meanings – they NEVER reveal Sign of someone who is experienced and is enlightened is that he knows a deeper interpretation to all scriptures. …

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The tree

Steps to perfection  1. Know your not perfect  2. Try to become perfect. Look at ways to become perfect   3. Realize you can’t reach perfection on your own  4. You seek a guru.     5. You find multiple guru but none who can destroy your imperfections. You go into intellectual discussions and back to step …

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Fundamentals that are a must to know

Just a collection of one line thoughts! My last written blog of adhara was incomplete due to the computer crashing.  The whole article was written and the computer crashed!  1) Surrender occurs in three stages.  a) Surrender with effort.  Here there is surrender with the sense of I ness. As long as there is a …

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Shradha or Shraadha

This word is pronounced as Shraadha. It is an occasion celebrated differently in different parts of India in different ways. It refers to the rites done by the children as an oblation to their deceased parents and forefathers. The Full moon and the subsequent fortnight in the month of Bhadarva is the time given to …

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Sunderkanda

“Sundere sundero ram sundere sunderi katha Sundere sunderi sita sundere Kim na sunderem” Translation : In Sunderkand, Ram is beautiful, the story is beautiful and Sita Ma is beautiful, hence the name Sunderkand. In Sri Lanka, the Trikutachal Mountains had 3 levels, Neel, Suvel and Sundar. Most of the events of Sunderkand occur in the …

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Ramayana stories – Hanuman battles Ahiravana and Mahiravana (interpretation)

During the battle between Rama and Ravana, Ravana’s son Indrajit is killed.  At that point, Ravana calls his brother Ahiravana for help.  Now, Ahiravana is the king of Patala (the underworld).  (There are many variations to the story.  All of them can be interpreted spiritually).  Ahiravana promised to help.  Vibhishana somehow manages to hear about …

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General statements

Just a few general statements 1) Dont wish that you could do good things to those who need.  When you wish to do good, you are also subconsciously wishing that someone be in need.  Instead, God will send you people automatically if they need help but never wish that you could help.  Also help them when  …

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Cracking of the Egg

I have not written a few experiences and actually have begun to forget them.  The one big experience I had the other day mercifully came to me because of getting sick.  The night before I did not have the heart to tell my wife no to her variety of different meals she cooked.  I overstuffed …

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Navratri – Chaitri, Durga stories and meaning.

It has been a while since I am writing.  In the Indian calendar there are 2 navratri – the one we all know about and the other is chaitri.   The regular navratri is usually in October and this is usually in March.  In the regular Navatri which is more widely publicized  people are supposed to …

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Sankalpa, Determination, Wish, Desire and Tapa

It is sad that even the more “advanced” disciples do not know what Sankalpa is.  I would like to clarify these terms one after the other. Wish – I generally equate wish as something that is fleeting. For eg. your walking, it is a hot sunny afternooon and you see your favorite ice cream, you suddenly …

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Third Eye, Ritambara Pragna

Todays meditation was more at the Manipura chakra.  It was more clear.  Last year, I had written about the experience of being one with the light.  This experience, the portal to enter the Brahmanadi, starts near the Manipur chakra. When I entered there, I had the similar experience as I had being in the tunnel.  …

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Guru Mandali

Last night, as I “slept” my true consciousness was with Kashinath Dada and a group of divine souls.  I dont have a name so for the time being I will call it the Guru Mandali.   They are constantly helping, guiding and creating spiritual aspirations in all those who have surrendered to the divine path and …

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Miscellaneous thoughts

In order to stay in meditation for longer durations, one has to learn the technique of turning the heart off.  Somewhere, I have described this technique in previous blogs as Yogananda Maharaja explained it to me about 4 years ago.  It takes a long time to reach that stage.  However, right before this stage is …

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Third Eye

The opening of the third eye is gradual at best.  These are the things that happen 1)  It becomes easier for the eye balls to relax and remain upwards 2) Once it becomes habitual and natural, one realizes that the agna chakra slowly opens upwards 3) When it turns upwards, one can start to see …

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Gautamkaka

I have started translating the book written by Gautamkaka.  It is under the blog gautamkaka.wordpress.com It describes the great tradition of our lineage which started 1000 years ago and still continues

Guidelines for Yoga / Rules of Yoga

I changed the name from rules to guidelines. The reason for calling it rules, is because in my opinion, doing yoga is like going into battle where one is constantly battling ones sanskaras.  In other words, in order to win this battle, certain rules must be followed. If one reads any scriptures regarding Yoga and …

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SRF lessons

There are other countless references to Yogananda here in my blogs.  I will focus here more on some of “mudras” referred to in Yoga books and by Yogananda Maharaja in his SRF lessons. There are three techniques that were revealed in general by Yogananda Maharaja 1) Hung sau technique 2) Jyoti Mudra (in ancient terms …

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Paramhansa Yogananda, Out of body experiences, Subtle worlds

My vision from this morning was a very clear perception of Yogananda maharaja before his samadhi.  I saw him being brought in, in a wheel chair in a banquet hall.  He did not want to go to the stage / center seat in a wheel chair and he made the supreme effort and made it …

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Meditations

Last 3 days the meditations have been deeper. No matter how deep you go, you can always go deeper! 2 days ago, my meditation was so deep that all that was left was an awareness of a mass of energy. I suspect that this is the “siddhapitha” one of the places between Agna chakra and …

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Mistakes

There are two ways of self improvement.  The negative way is the way of learning from our mistakes.  The positive way is by the love of God.  The negative way :  Let us say for example we love Pizza.  We go to a pizza place and pig out.  That very night we have severe abd. …

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Happy New Year

While the rest of the world was watching the news channel, drinking or at Times square waiting for the ball to fall, I was lying in bed. Right around midnight, Gurudev started talking and telling me things. I do not remember a lot. However, one of the few things that struck out was something he …

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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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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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