Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happy Guru Purnima 2016



We wish all our viewers a Happy Guru Purnima.

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19th July 2016
South Africa Time - 7:00pm
Indian Time: 10:30pm
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UA_lvR4YIk

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Shivyog Teachings





HIMALAYAN YOGI SUGGESTS EVERY SHIV YOGI TO BE A KARMA YOGI

Here's what he spoke on Karma Yog

"All Shiv Yogis must be Karma Yogis. By Karma Yogi I do not imply its definition what the world knows. The world says that a person who keeps working endlessly through his physical body is a Karma Yogi. I want to clarify that workaholic is not Karma Yog. Putting mindless effort like a robot in a factory is not Karma Yoga.

What Lord Krishna said, I want to make it very clear to all so that you do not hold a different interpretation of his divine message. The great Krishna ordained all humans to be Karma Yogis, to perform every task of their life with 200% involvement. 100% of what they can do through the physical effort and the rest 100% through the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects because a human being is not just the physical being. He is the sum total of the body, emotions, mind and spirituality.

Whenever you commit a task, all your bodies need to be working in tandem for the work to be justified. You must consolidate the powers of all your bodies - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual - and apply it to accomplish the task at hand with perfection.

If your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies are moving in different directions, it will be an action of failure. We can call it jokingly as Garba Aasan, asan like doing garba, making mockery of life, actions and general work ethic.

You don't need to be like a labourer in a brick kiln, putting in tremendous efforts and still getting nothing substantial in return. Shiv Yog says work less, accomplish more. When you learn how to involve all the five bodies in a task, you learn the trick to excelling in any and every task you take up.

That is the sadhna that I want to teach you. I'm not guiding you to merely sit for one hour with closed eyes. I'm teaching you to be as Lord Krishna said 'Yogust Kuru Karmani'. Always be in a state of union with the infinite Shiva. Let all your five bodies be in alignment, in consonance, in rhythm with the divine power. Sadhna is not meditation per se; it is perfecting every deed you perform.

Set goals in life - immediate, midterm and long term - and let every action of yours be synergised towards achievement of your goals. That way you will never have to worry about going off-track.
So being a Karma Yogi is about setting a goal first of all. Secondly, working physically towards the achievement of that goal. Thirdly, putting your emotions in that task. Fourthly, letting your mind be filled with faith, belief and symphony that yes you are succeeding. Fifth, letting your spiritual self, activated through Shiv Yog sadhna, clear passage of spiritual cord and bring the grace for a hassle free, smooth sailing life. Lastly, like your fifth body, remain in bliss, remain in the present moment. Do not keep harping on the past. Don't be stuck in a time warp. Do not question why something is happening in life or why something happened. Just work to heal. Be in the present. No analysis or assessment of the past."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

TUM CHAHTEY KYA HO?






TUM CHAHTEY KYA HO?

What do you want? This is the base of all the teachings of Shiv Yog. These four words are the key to sanity in a world filled with choices and paths. Everyone can give us a perspective but in the end it is we who must understand that no one, but ourselves, has to live with the consequence and repercussions of our decisions.

Repercussions, physical not divine as conformity can be found in paths to bring satisfaction to one's soul. For, many gods may turn a blind eye to one's gluttony of food; even make it a divine will. Many paths may justify one's preference towards degradation of the opposite sex. In fact, any act - charitable or heinous - in nature can find heavenly approval. For many, our heavens are made by men and many of our gods we bow down to; many are philosophies we give birth. Each philosophy twisted, edited and altered to contain or justify one's action. No right, no wrong - just the ability to be at peace with one self. Hence, whenever I would go to my father to know the divine will, he would reply with a voice thunderous and booming - WHAT DO YOU WANT? Nothing else matters. You will live with it, no one cares.

Repercussions, what do I want? Do I want divinity? That is simple. I want to walk on my father's path for I cannot relate with much in the world. Even though I was very good and talented in studies and extracurricular activities, my choice led me to a path of divinity. What it meant would be sacrificing all so-called fun or exposure a young man can have, a life where one must learn to closely understand the suffering of human beings, understand the human nature, spend a major part of the day listening to people in a state of great sorrow for that is the truth of humanity. You open a bar, people come laughing and happy. They get drunk and dance, thank and leave. But the next day, they are left with a hangover for all booze works in a manner same way - "happiness-now-pay-later" principle. But open a temple and the masses come in tears, with heavy hearts, corrupt minds, broken souls but the next day they wake in peace. Yes the job is hard, the price steep but in the end, a price I am willing to pay. For, a million faces in tears may create a thousand smiles. Through my efforts, a better world. I will do my part. Some may say opening a bar is easy. They are right for I know men and their expectations. Here, surrender is to the wise and expectations are from God.

Repercussions, yes when one does good work many will benefit, many lives will change. But ready one must remain. For, it is a clash of ideologies as few are those lost in the darkness of heart with purpose to extinguish the light. Why they do what they do? I do not know but the haters hate and like a shark looks for prey, the minions of Lucifer roam in the shadows to pounce, to eradicate to destroy all that is good and one with God. What does it mean to do good work? It means to pick a fight with critics. For, when one works to fight an infection, one will soon learn that the nature of infection is to spread even to the one who wishes to cure.

Hence, one witnesses in the path to good, many are the naysayers wishing to harm. For, the work of negative is to deny, reject and harm. A lesson not new, for look at history - even gods like my Krishna, my Ram, my Shiva - list continued to infinity - were rejected. Gurus since the beginning - may it be my Kabir, may it be my Nath - all ridiculed at one point by critics or don't go too far, today any Guru, any warrior of light, any human trying to do good, search his name and one finds like in the most beautiful house there may be cockroaches in dark corners, in the same manner, in all their good work and divine glory, in the corners of a web a scum may accumulate to spread hate and negativity about the pillars of humanity. But the saints continue. For, worship of light does not mean no negativity will arise. For, whenever godliness appears, the devil will try his hand. But to be in light means to be true to one's path no matter the trial.

Repercussions? Always. But life is through choice - so when one does good, one thing is certain he will face resistance for when one tries to rescue a wild cat, no matter one's intention, the cat will bite for it is in the cat's nature to attack. What to do? When one listens to the critics attacking, when one is looking at the hate in people's eyes, when one sees prejudice being directed, one choice is to let go, let them win, fade away, disappear. For, what is the worth? Gods and men of God have both tried, what has changed. People remain people. In fact even after their sacrifice, satyug became kalyug. So do what the world allows, even celebrates, go to parties, go to gatherings, follow protocols even if it may mean prejudice guided by mass hysteria, eat what is served, drink what is accepted, listed what is told and die when needed.

Or be strong. Remember my father's words WHAT DO YOU WANT? Let your work continue. Accept that for a million people who love you, a hundred will always hate. Choose to enjoy the love of the ones who matter and reject the minions of darkness. Have a path, think of the good you can achieve and accept the ones who love as they will always love. For, they with you, stand in the light and the ones who hate, it is their nature. If not you, someone else will be their target.
KNOW that if all great men fade away, what will be left of the world? If all divinity became afraid of the naysayers, who will guide the next generation?

UNDERSTAND that the world belongs to those who are willing to work the hardest. For if you see one is becoming restless from your good work, know that change is coming and if you continue, a day will come when all that remains is light.

ACCEPT that even in satyug there were asurs, even in kalyug there are devtas. For, this is the truth of life - on the throne, only the king changes, on the planet only the rule changes but both energies remain and each is always trying to influence the other. Which one wins? The one you are willing to back as the battle is not outside; it is the one writhing and if you choose that you stand for divinity, then knows that in your life light has won.

REMEMBER what do you want? Go looking for diamonds, you will find. Go looking for coal and it's yours. The light walks with you always. So standing with the light, I today remind myself a promise I made long ago. I will not fade away, I will fight every obstacle, I will help every brother, I will work harder and harder, I will not waste my time on the ones trying to tell me negative. My time is precious. If I must, I will utilize it to walk the path of my Guru. For, satyug can be brought back if you and I are willing to walk in the light. I promise I will always be there for you like my father and his Father, just like you are there for all those who you love.

NEVER doubt yourself for many will want you to fail to justify their own shortcomings. Inventions belong to the passionate. Do not ask why there is wrong, instead ask what and how can there be good through me.

I am in the light and it is here I wish to bring you; it is here I will wait for you, what do I want?

I want love, peace, divinity, prosperity and healing for you hence I must strive like the good people before me to let the light be more than any darkness we may face.
We will succeed as we sow what we reap. I choose to sow divinity.

Bless you
Namah Shivay

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Guru Sharanam





गुरू सिद्धि नहीं शुद्धि देगा

तुम्हारी पहचान तुम्हारे गुरू से होती है, तुम्हारा गुरू कौन है उसने कौन सी साधना की है। जैसे ही तुम गुरू की ओर देखते हो तो गुरू की ओर देखते ही तुम्हारा अपने गुरू के साथ एक कनेक्शन हो जाता है, और जब कनेक्शन होता है तो गुरू के अंदर जो उर्जा होती है वह तुम्हारी ओर ट्रांसफर होना प्रारम्भ हो जाती है। और यदि गुरू पवित्र है तो गुरू का ध्यान करते ही तुम्हारे शरीर में, मन में और जीवन में पवित्रता बहना शुरू हो जाती है।

गुरू सिद्धि नहीं शुद्धि देगा। वह तुम्हें संस्कारों की शुद्धि देगा। वह तुम्हारे एक-एक बुरे कर्म को हटाकर तुम्हारी चेतना को उठाएगा। वह यह कभी नहीं कहेगा, ’कि चलो आज मैं तुम्हें सिद्धि देता हॅू।क्योंकि सब कुछ तुम्हारे ही भीतर समाया हुआ है। सब सिद्धियॉ भी तुम्हारे ही भीतर है, सारे अविष्कार जो हो चुके हैं और जो आगे होने वाले हैं वो सभी तुम्हारे ही भीतर समाये हुऐ हैं। तुम्हें बाहर से कुछ दिया ही नहीं जा सकता। एक बार गौतम बुद्ध कहीं जा रहे थे तो उन्हें कुछ लोग मिले और बोले कि आइए हमारे पास कुछ सिद्धियां हैं हम आपको सिद्धि देते हैं। पर ऐसा नहीं हुआ भगवान बुद्ध ने तपश्चर्या की, साधना की और बोधित्व को प्राप्त हुये।

तुम अपने आप को असहाय और कमजोर कभी मत समझो, सारी शक्ति तुम्हारे अंदर मौजूद है। तुम्हारे अन्दर ही अन्नत छिपा है। शिवयोग का यही प्रयास है कि तुम्हारे अंदर जो अनंत सोया हुआ है तुम उसे जगा लो। भेड़-बकरी की तरह किसी के भी पीछे-पीछे मत भागो। जिस दिन तुम अपने भीतर की संपदा को जान लोगे उस दिन सारे दुख, सारे रोग दूर हो जाएंगे।

तुम त्रिलोकी को बाहर खोज रहे हो। उसी त्रिलोकी को अंदर खोजो। अंदर भी वही त्रिलोकी है। लेकिन जब तक गुरू जीवन में नहीं आता तब तक मनुष्य भटकता रहता है जैसे कस्तूरी मृग की नाभि में होती है लेकिन इसकी सुगंध को ढूंढने के लिए मृग वन वन भटकता है उसी प्रकार मनुष्य ईश्वर की खोज में जीवन भर भटकता रहता है लेकिन जब गुरू उसके जीवन में आते हैं तो उसे अनुभव होता है कि भगवान कहीं बाहर नहीं वह तो हर जीव के अन्दर है। इस सृष्टि के कण कण में उस परमसत्ता का वास है। उसी के चेतना से समस्त सृष्टि चल रही है।

गुरू ढूंढने में कभी जल्दबाजी नहीं करना। और किसी के कहने पर भी गुरू नहीं बनाना। जब कभी आप चश्मा खरीदने जाते हो तो वहां आंखों का नम्बर चेक किया जाता है वह कई लेंस बदलकर दिखाता है। किसी में धुंधला दिखता है तो किसी में छोटा दिखता है तो किसी में बहुत बड़ा बड़ा दिखता है और कई बदलाब के बाद आपके नम्बर का लेंस लगा दिया जाता है जिससे आपको स्पष्ट दिखायी देने लगता है। फिर आप कहते हो कि यह सही है इसे ही बना दो। एक चश्में के लिए इतनी जांच परख और गुरू तुम किसी के भी कहने पर बना लेते हो। वह मेरा गुरू है तुम भी बना लो।

जब तुम किसी को गुरू बनाते हो तो उस समय तुम अपने जीवन की बागड़ोर उसके हाथ में दे देते हो। इसलिये गुरू बनाने में कभी जल्दबाजी नहीं करनी चाहिये। उसके द्वारा बतायी साधना को करना और यदि तुम्हें उससे अनुभव होने लगे तुम्हारा जीवन बदलने लगे तुम्हें आत्मिक शांति प्राप्त होने लगे तो समझ लेना तुम्हे तुम्हारा गुरू मिल गया जिसे न जाने तुम कब से खोज रहे थे। उसी को अपना गुरू बनाना और जिसे एक बार गुरू बना लिया तो फिर उसके पल्लू को कस के पकड लेना। फिर उसे छोड़ने की मत सोचना। सब कुछ उस पर छोड़ देना।

वह तुम्हें इस लोक में भी पार करा देगा और परलोक में भी पार करा देगा। इसलिए कहा गया है कि नानक नाम जहाज है जो उसके जहाज में चढ़ गया वह एक न एक दिन पार हो ही जायेगा। और जो कभी इधर कभी उधर मन को भटकाये रखता है वह जीवन के भंवर में फंस जाता है।

गुरू वह वाहन है जो आपको नर से नारायण की यात्रा भी करा सकता है। वह उच्च की साधनायें कराते हुये आपकी चेतना का विस्तार करता है और फिर साधना करते-करते सगुण से निर्गुण अवस्था आती है तभी हम सिद्धत्व को प्राप्त होते हैं और यह अवस्था इतनी आसान नहीं है लेकिन यदि गुरू है तो आसान भी है। क्योंकि गुरू वह यात्रा कर चुका है जिस पर वह तुम्हें आगे बढ़ा रहा है। गुरू दीक्षा देता है।

दीक्षा यानी नाम-दान। नाम दान का बड़ा महत्व है क्यांकि गुरू के मुख से जो शब्द निकलता है उसमें गुरू के तप की अग्नि होती है और जब शिष्य उनके द्वारा दिये गए मंत्र का पूरी श्रद्धा और विश्वास के साथ जप करता है तो गुरू मंत्र की शक्ति से संचित कर्म भस्म होने लगते हैं उसकी बंद ग्रंथियॉं खुलने लगती हैं। जिससे उसके जीवन में शारीरिक, मानसिक, भौतिक एवं आध्यात्मिक उन्नति होना प्रारम्भ हो जाती है।

सिद्ध वो है जो कड़ा तप करता है। सिद्ध वो है जो आत्मसाक्षात्कार को प्राप्त कर चुका है जो अब और लोगों को भी इस मार्ग पर ले जा सकता है। गुरू तुम्हें मार्ग दिखा सकता है। सिद्ध होने के लिए आपको स्वयं मेहनत करनी होगी। गुरू शक्ति देता है। दुनियां के प्रपंचों से तुम्हारी रक्षा करता है। जहां तुम्हारे कदम गलत रास्ते पर गये वह तुम्हारे कदमों का आगे बढ़ने से रोक देगा। तुम जीवन के भंवर में कहीं फॅस न जाओं इसलिए वह तुम्हे सद्मार्ग पर लेकर जाता है।

We are very lucky, we have Baba as our Guru. Thank You Babaji for everything.

Namah Shivay.
Namahay Shivay