Friday, March 20, 2015

Babaji jovially singing "We are Shiva"



I AM SHIVA, YOU ARE SHIVA, WE ARE SHIVA..........................

Namah shivay! Although words are insufficient to describe the goodness, cheer, divinity and divine celebration this video has. This is one Shiv Yog video you would never want to miss. Baba ji sings, dances, cheers, jumps, claps and makes sadhaks most happy to the tunes of the infinite Shiva. Sit with your family and watch this now.

Interestingly, it was only a few days back that Acharya Ishan Shivanand ji in two of his addresses to the sadhaks on facebook had commented upon Baba ji's limited stay on the planet, reminding each Shiv Yog sadhak of the fixed time for which Enlightened Siddhas remain on the earthly plane. Here, in this video shot in the ongoing London shivir on the third day, it is almost as if Baba ji gives another reminder.

His lines tug at the strings of the heart straight

"TILL THE TIME I AM ON EARTH, I WILL BE HAPPY. I WILL TRY TO TOUCH THE HEARTS OF ASA MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN. I AM GOING TO BRING THE LIGHT OF GOD WHICH IS THERE WITHIN EVERYONE. WE ALL REINCARNATIONS OF SHIVA."

He then breaks into a divine jig, a lovely prospect which sends shivers down the spine of every seeker who connects to his cosmic wavelength. One can't help but smile at Baba ji's youthful insouciance, his smiling innocence, the genuineness of his emotions and the bona fide intentions of his to ensure that every human being attains supreme happiness and eventually divine bliss.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY

Message from Ashram on Women's Day.



THIS WOMEN'S DAY, BEGIN PRACTICAL EMPOWERMENT; HONOUR THE WOMEN IN YOUR HOUSE THROUGH COMPASSION
Namah shivay! It is Women's Day today and being Shiv Yog Sadhaks, it is incumbent upon each of us to reaffirm our commitment to uphold the dignity of the Shakti - in ourselves, in others, in society, in the community and in the entire world. The process starts from within as every individual is a heterogeneous blend of Male and Female energy. The concept of gender duality is misleading. The creative, emotional and wisdom aspects in every human being are the characteristic manifestation of the Shakti and so every human is constituted by a proportion of feminine virtue. Shiv Yog sadhna strives to balance the Shiva and the Shakti elements within us, symbolised by rationale and creativity respectively on the superficial level. Through every prayer, we seek to create matter and creation is nothing but an outcome of the Shakti, the settling of energy in physical form.
Baba ji has always been a votary of the concept which seeks to accord preeminence to women. He holds that if we cannot respect the living manifestation of the Shakti which is a woman, it's no use appeasing the trinity of Goddess in prayer to invoke strength, wealth and wisdom. First, one has to learn to serve what is physically before us. The idea behind every ritual & prayer is to facilitate the incorporation of the deeper spiritual meaning in the ritual & prayer.
Every human being is gifted with the best mother in the world as the compassionate incarnation of the Goddess. Now, it is up to us whether to redeem the opportunity to offer utmost reverence to her, be an obedient & devoted progeny or to junk this grand opportunity to seek and learn unconditional love from her.
BE A SHIVYOGI SON/DAUGHTER
Likewise, many a household is presented an opportunity to invoke the blessings of the Divine Goddess when a girl is born there. Now, it is upto the occupants of the house, whether to reject the Goddess which has taken birth as Bala Tripursundari or to welcome the soul and consider her rearing as a chance to serve the Shakti herself. That would become true Sewa of Durga Shakti.
BE A SHIV YOGI PARENT TO THE GIRL CHILD
Finally, lucky families also get the wonderful chance to welcome the Goddess as Lakshmi, the harbinger of materialistic & spiritual wealth and abundance. There also lies the option of either keeping her as a Goddess-in-law more than a daughter-in-law or engaging in unreasonable bemoaning of the inability to control her. A thousand tricks to placate the Goddess Lakshmi fail to match the single action of professing love to your daughter-in-law.
BE A SHIV YOGI HUSBAND/"IN-LAW"
Let this Women's Day mark Liberation from the entrenched feudal mindset and let us lend every woman the honour she has always been deserving of. Any society, community and nation cannot traverse on the path of evolution, growth & prosperity till its women remain in the shackles of patriarchal subjugation, oppression & suppression.
So it is time to act holistically even in so far as treating a woman, the womb of creation, is concerned.
Our Guru has treated every woman in his life - his mother, his wife, his daughter and his daughter-in-law - no less than mortal incarnates of the immortal Goddess. Ishan ji too has modelled himself on these lines. Let us also follow the example of Baba ji in this regard.
Happy Emancipation!
Happy Woman's Day!
Namah shivay!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How to get rid of a curse?


Queries of sadhaks--------- 29



 These are the questions aswered by  Shivyog foundation. Reason of posting them here is may be some one else will be having the same question will be benefited too.

Q. Do we need to do mata ki chowki before doing Durga saptshati?
A. Namah shivay ji. There is no such compulsion. Blessings.

Q. Humm shiv nahin shiv ke das ho saktay hain anukaran nahin anusaran karo, it is wrong philosophy to think that I am shiva.
A. Namah shivay ji. Baat Shiv ki barabari ki nahi hai. Jab uske liye prem itna umadta hai tab dvait ki bhavna samapt ho jati hai. Sadhna ki gehri awaastha me Jab aap jaenge tab aapko isi ki anubhooti hogi. Baki vaad vivaad mein to tark deke hum kuch bhi siddh kar sakte hain. Jo baat lkkhi gai hai wah ek gehri sadhna ka ehsaas hai, sirf likhne maatr ka kathan nahi. Sadhna kijiye aur iski anubhooti apko swayam hogi. Shivratri ki hardik shubhkaamnaaein. Namah shivay.

Second A.  Reach the infinite in you. You are the whole universe in you. Discover the supreme out of you. Cultivate your heart with love. Feed your soul with peace. Feel the presence of boundless energy in you. You are the light. Attract the positive around you. Awaken your consciousness and mind through knowledge. Control your anger, win over conceit, battle the deceit in you and fight the lust. For these are your deeply-rooted internal foes. One, who wins over them, cuts-off the web of karma and attains peace. Be patient at bad times, and prudent at good. Serve, meditate and pray. Eventually, you will discover the Shiva in you. Happy Shiva Raatri.

Q. kya shivratri vart krna jruri hota h? Is vart ka kya mahttav hai please reply?
A. Namah shivay ji. Yes Vrat is important but Vrat is from negativity. Food comes much later. By negativity it means criticising yourself & others, judging, being jealous and seeing others in a perspective other than godly. On Mahashivratri, the biggest Vrat is from seeing the negative traits in others. Blessings.

Q. Is this (MRIT SANJEEVNI MANTRA) the same mantra as divine healing beeja mantra?
A. Namah shivay ji. This is a different mantra than the usual Healing one. It's the complete mantra of Lord Mahanrityunjay. Blessings

Q. Thanks Namah Shivay, but tell na which mantra it is because I think I already have it. Is that Goa shivir mantra?
A. Namah shivay ji. This mantra was given for the first time in Thailand 2015 shivir. Blessings.

Q . Baba ji kehte hah ki gujre hue logo ka jinka death ho gaya hah unki photo ghar main lagane k matlab ham unka prithvi tatwa chura k rakh rahe hah or unka aawahan kar rahe hah to firr baba ji ne apne guru nityananda ji ka photo kyu ham sabko dikha rahe hah.
A. Namah shivay ji. Jo Guru ban gaya wah to shunya ho gaya. Wah brahmand ki oorja mein sammillit ho gaya. Uska aadi aur ant nahi. wah anant ho gaya. Jitne bhi Siddha Guru Hain wah is prithvi ke niyam aur kaydon se upar uth chuke hain. unko chahey hum tasweer roop mein poojein ya man mein, baat ek hi hai. Kintu jab tak manushya ko aatm saakshaatkaar nahi ho jata, tab tak us par yah niyam lagoo hotey hain. Namah shivay

Monday, February 16, 2015

Aum Namah Shivaya Mantra Dhun!


Om Namah Shivaya Om Namah Shivaya Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Rameshwara Shiva Rameshwara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Ganga Dhara Shiva Ganga Dhara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya Om Namah Shivaya Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Jatadhara Shiva Jatadhara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Someshwara Shiva Someshwara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Om Namah Shivaya Om Namah Shivaya Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya 
Vishweshvara Shiva Vishweshvara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Koteshwara Shiva Koteshwara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
Mahakaleshvara Shiva Mahakaleshvara Hare Hare Bole Namah Shivaya
ॐ नमः शिवाय ॐ नमः शिवाय ॐ नमः शिवाय ॐ नमः शिवाय ॐ नमः शिवाय
 

HAPPY MAHA SHIVRATRI



Baba ji's message on  Shivratri

The folklore and significance behind Shivratri is explained below on this pious day of Mahashivratri

Once there was a dispute between Lord Brahma and lord Vishnu. Both claimed that they were superior. As the quarrel worsened, the universe started to lose its balance.



Just then, a Jyotirling appeared before them. It was huge and appeared as if it had no beginning and no end. Divine chants reverberated from within the Linga .At that time, both the gods decided that  the one who would find the source of the ling would be superior .So lord Vishnu took the form of a wild boar and started to look for the base of the ling. Lord Brahma took the form of a swan and flew to find the head of the ling.


But as infinity has no beginning or end , their search was in vain. For many eons, they searched but could not find the source. Lord Brahma, tired and enervated, one day saw a flower falling down and asked whether it fell from the top of the lingam.


The hapless Ketaky or Champaka flower
The flower as we know today as ‘Ketaky’ replied, “I do not know. From the beginning of time I have been falling." At that time, the Lord decided to cheat. Brahma asked the flower to tell Vishnu that it was procured from atop the ling by him and that the flower itself was witness to this. The Ketaky flower readily agreed. They both thus, went to Lord Vishnu, boasted about their prowess, bragged about how Lord Brahma had reached the source of origination of the Linga i.e. the head of the ling and how Ketaky was the witness to this achievement. Lord Vishnu accepted defeat and bowed down to Lord Brahma but no sooner he did bow than Lord Shiva appeared. Furious at Lord Brahma's deception, he cursed Lord Brahma that he shall never be worshiped in temples and cursed the flower “you shall never be used for my prayers”. At the same time pleased with Lord Vishnu’s simplicity, Lord Shiva blessed him that from this day, Hari and Hara will be seen as one.

But Lord Vishnu prayed to Lord Shiva, to douse the anger and bless all. Lord Vishnu prayed for wisdom. it is at this point that Lord Shiva was pleased and exclaimed,

“Whenever the physical form is taken, with it come the gunas --- the Satvik guna, the Rajasik guna and the Tamsik guna. You fought because of the Rajasik guna, hence if the physical form is achieved, you must strive to purify it of all the Gunas through tapa (sustained meditation).”

Next, to usher purification in both Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma, he gave diksha to them through his breath.



At the time of diksha:
·        The first chant to come out was Aum
·        The second to come out was the Panchakshari  mantra 
·        The third was the Mahamrityunjya mantra
·        The forth was the Gayatri mantra
·        The fifth was Tatva masi –I am that infinite

The day when Lord Shiva through his breath gave the diksha is known as Shivaratri and any sadhak who on this day connects his breath with Lord Shiva, will receive the grace, the diksha and the divinity of Lord Shiva.

The message of Shivratri thus is that with this physical body, come the Tamsik the Rajasik qualities and one must purify oneself  of all negativity through sadhna .All Shivyogis must raise their level of consciousness to the level of Supreme Consciousness.
In Shastras, it is written that 'Just minutes of meditation on Shivratri is  equivalent to years of meditation and the person who meditates in all the 8 pehars , attains great healing and divinity.

There are eight pehars i.e. the time when the energy is most powerful
 7 am - 10 am
10am - 1 pm  
1pm - 4 pm
4pm - 7 pm
7pm - 10 pm
10pm - 1 am
1am - 4am

It is the day when the pace of transfer of energy from the divinity is at its peak and one must strive to connect and get the most of the blessings from Lord Shiva and one’s Guru. For that, Babaji says all Shivyogis must have Amrit Bhojan which is raw fruits and water or else, if possible just pure milk.

Babaji says a Shivyogi must meditate, at these times, and do the: Swadhyay, 
Shiv Panchakshari strotra, Rudrasthtam, Lingasthkam,  followed by the chanting of Aum Namah Shivay.

The whole day you will experience great healing as Babaji Himself will be in deep meditation, connecting with the Source, blessing and healing all Shiv yogis.

The best worship of SHIVA is not through any external object but through feelings of devotion and piety from within. The first step in Shiv Poojan vidhi is to cultivate a nature to say what you feel so that there is uniformity of energy.


The various materials offered to the Shiv Lingam are representative of the feelings we must harbour in order to attain the divinity of Shiva.
·        Water- Stands for purity. We must bring in the purity of behaviour, attitude, emotion and purity of our deeds. 
·        Milk- Stands for love. In order to realise Shiva you have start loving yourself first and then family followed by one and all. To consider yourself as lower than others and sacrificing yourself completely for others too is wrong. Treat yourself to the best as you deserve the best in every sphere. Work for others but do not neglect yourself. See God as an object of infinite love and not through the prism of fear. Don’t be dependent on others for love. Love your own self to fulfill the need. Accept yourself and do not nurse any expectation of seeking love from anyone. You become the ocean of love by first loving your own self.
·        Honey- Stands for sweetness. Politeness and sweetness on face, in conduct, behaviour and mannerisms are a must. They help attract the happiness from the universe. Happiness from within will solve all the problems outside. Any pain in the body, cure by loving that part daily by first smiling at it very affectionately.
·        Curd- Stands for stability and mental equipoise. It also means uniformity of divine emotion.
·        Ghee- Stands for prosperity. When through true emotion of love towards Shiva emerges, the frequency if vibration increases by itself and the sadhaks attracts abundance and prosperity.
·        Bel leaves- Stands for beauty of relations. The Bel tree was born when Lord Shiva communed with Ma Parvati.  Baba ji told Ishan ji before marriage that no relation is a perfect relation. You have to put in the sacrifices, compromises and unconditional love to make it perfect. The key to a healthy relationship is to first mend your ways rather than expect others to do so.
·        Dhatura- Stands for the stupor of devotion and love which grows all the time blessing at all instances.
·        Aakra- Stands for the supreme requirement of Tapa. The price you are willing to pay to accomplish a certain goal.   

Lots of blessings from Babaji and Ma
Namah shivay
On behalf of Baba ji,
Ishan shivanand