Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Divine Global Wave of Durga Sapthsati 2015


After years of meditation on each verse and each hymn of the scripture, Baba ji unlocked and decoded the locked power of Beej Mantras and through wide-scale initiation in DSS programmes through his power of intention (sankalpa) and celestial voice (vaani), spread this supreme instrument of healing heritage to the farthest corners of the world, opening the door to a whole spectrum of possibilities of tangible and intangible benefits to life on the planet.

Some of the benefits which the grace of the Mother Goddess showers & which are being quoted from the locally available edition of Durga Saptashati are:

- Healing of physical diseases.
- Clearing of all hurdles, problems for all round success in life.
- Neutralizing of the ill-will between people, turning Opponents into Allies (Shatru Mukti)
- Banishing of sorrow and suffering for a life full of happiness and prosperity.
- Materialistic joys such as wealth and an excellent family.
- Disintegrates all kinds of negative energy, exterminating evil spirits and ghosts.
- Alleviates poverty and fills life with abundance.
- Paves the way for easy achievement of goals in life.
- The practitioner is blessed with a sharp yet peaceful mind and he eventually reaches to ascension after death.
- The house which witnesses periodic practice of the Durga Saptashati always finds itself in the lap of the grace of the Divine Goddess.

Sri Durga Saptashati is an ancient scripture of mythology. While the tales and fables in this scripture, highlighting the heroics of Mother Goddess Durga, are known to all and widely discussed in traditional culture, the real power of the scripture lies in the mystic meditation revolving around the scripture. This secretive meditational process of Durga Saptashati lay encrypted in a spiritual code for ages. It was kept a closely guarded secret to avoid it falling in wrong hands. But, the merciful Healing Master Avdhoot Baba Shivanandji took it upon himself in the contemporary times to revive this supremely powerful but forgotten spiritual practice. Babaji reckoned that in the current milieu of conflict, war, rebellion, strife, epidemics, incurable diseases, natural disasters, catastrophes, pain and suffering, mankind was becoming increasingly disconnected with itself. He felt that time was ripe to overhaul such a vitiated atmosphere with something which could not only arrest this slide but universally resurrect a congenial environment for good health, peace, happiness and an overall harmonious existence for all living beings.

Thus, Babaji decoded and distillated the 13 Chapters and 700 verses of the Durga Saptashati scripture. What came through was a very powerful gist of Beej Mantras or Seed Syllables. Each Beej Mantra is a living entity and invokes the Goddess in some form.

Each syllable has great sanctity and purifying capacity. There are three units in the meditation, corresponding to the Divine Trinity of Goddesses MahaKali (Kills the vices), MahaLakshmi (Bestows infinite material and spiritual wealth) and MahaSaraswati (imparts great wisdom) and so the devoted practitioner is blessed with elevation of the soul with every passing chapter of the process.

The demons which Goddess Durga overpowers in the various story legends of the Durga Saptashati are actually all bad habits of ego, criticism, sycophancy, greed and the cascade of misdeeds which have occupied our lives because of ignorance. As the practitioner of this meditation follows the procedure, the intimate connection with the Goddess that gets established kills the negativity within, helping us internalize the real essence of Durga Saptashati which is renunciation of all kinds of devilish tendencies.

The defining element of this meditation is that it is known to be the giver of great boons. Moreover, with Babaji having moulded such a complex, long-drawn meditation into a succinct process, it has become tailor-made for the fast paced modern times.

The greatest asset of Durga Saptashati sadhna is that it helps us learn the real meaning of renunciation and detachment by guiding us towards the practical aspect of spirituality. So, we realize through this practice that the devils of Mahishasur, Madhu-Kaitabh, Shumbh-Nishumbh and Raktabeej are not external entities but symbolic of bad qualities within us. Saptashati is a facilitator in us becoming aware of the fact that when we kill the bad tendencies, we are showered with great boons, material wishes and spiritual ascension.

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More the troubles, more the sadhna


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Teachings of Shiv yog cont...



Namah shivay Baba ji said that decisions in life must be taken by listening to the inner voice. Intention automatically becomes pure when we listen to the inner voice. The voice of the Self is heard when sadhna is done regularly and purity is brought. Seek everything from God but before that seek the raising of consciousness and making it pure. This way when things materialize, the sadhak will not get attached. So always lift the consciousness a few notches above that of the wish. Purity is nothing but rising above worldly ills and lures.
 
Never dub anything as bad. Nothing is bad, only the consciousness is impure. Shree vidya gives the blessings of Maha Laxmi in the form of prosperity, Maha Saraswati In the form of wisdom and Maha Kali In the form of will power. Raising consciousness will raise will power, wisdom and prosperity. Never get under the influence of ego. It has caused the decline of many a great soul. Balance between sadhna and material world is a must to attain self realization. Morning and evening sadhna are a must to reap the abovementioned benefits.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Make your birth worthwhile

Namah shivay! If there was one video which could be the answer to all questions of the seekers, it is this one. Of late many sadhaks were having doubts and queries on various issues. The most common one was how to keep the spiritual momentum going during non-shivir days. You get the answer in this video. Also, among the topics discussed in this video include:

1) Releasing negativity from life, having a direction, a vision and a goal in life.

2) When are you going to get the real fruits of your positive actions and?

3) How will you benefit from the teachings of Shiv Yog?

4) Best ways for spiritual growth and accelerating self-development.

5) What are the ways for performing selfless sewa/service?

6) Do I need to sacrifice my job and prioritize only spiritual deeds?

7) Why are people seeming bad?

8) What you give to others comes back thousand fold to you.

9) Significance of eyeing only what is yours, not trying to grab what is others'.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year 2015






 As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead. Happy New Year

Monday, December 15, 2014

Teachings of Shivyog Cont...





ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करते समय भी हम चीज़ों को दूसरों के दृष्टिकोण और व्यापक माहौल के सन्दर्भ में देखते हैं| दरअसल विषम परिस्थतियों के लिए दूसरों को दोषी करार देना हमारी एक पालतू आदत और प्रवृति सी बन गई है| हमारी इस प्रकृति का प्रतिबिंब अब ह्मारे पूजा रूम में भी दिखने लगा है| हमारी प्रार्थना अब कुछ ऐसी हो गई है "हे ईश्वर मेरे चारों ओर फैले वातावरण को शुद्ध करिए, मेरे करीबीयों को आशीर्वाद ें, मेरे पड़ोसिओं को सद्बुद्धि दें" इत्यादि| किंतु अगर ह्म शांति से मनन करें तो ह्म पाएँगे की ह्म कितनी बड़ी भूल कर रहे हैं और प्रार्थना के सही वचन और भाव जो की हर पूजा अर्चना से पूर्व करने चाहिए उनसे हम अपने को वंचित कर रहे हैं| हालाँकि ईश्वर को याद करने के कोई निश्चित वचन नियम नहीं हैं पर भाव क्या होना चाहिए यह तो बताया जा ही सकता है| साधना और स्वाध्याय से पहले ये कामना करें की "हे प्रभु मुझे पवित्र कर दो, मुझे एक बेहतर मनुष्य बना दो, मेरी चेतना का स्तर बड़ा दो, मुझे अंतर आत्मा की पुकार सुनने में सक्षम कर दो, मेरे मन को शांत कर दो और मेरा भाव और चरित्र दोनों ही सदा के लिए शुद्ध कर दो"| क्योंकि जीवन में उपद्रव और गड़बड़ किसी दूसरे के कर्मों से नहीं बल्कि अपने अंतर-द्वंद्व और नकारात्मक सोच की कतार को पनाह देने से आती है| ऐसी सोच ह्मारे भीतर के रचनात्मक पहलू को संकुचित करने के साथ ह्मारा फोकस भी ख़तम कर देती है| तो ज़रूरत अपने को भीतर से टटोलने की है| साधना ह्मको केवल यही नहीं बल्कि फोकस, नर्वस सिस्टम का संतुलन, बेकार के असंख्य विचारों से मुक्ति, पाँचों शरीरों का लिंग रूप में संरेखण, तथा वर्तमान में सोचने का आदि बनाती है| एसी स्थिति में शांति है, धीरज है, सुख है और राहत है| और एसी ही स्थिति में बाबा जी जैसे सिद्ध संतों की अदृश्य शक्तियों का आभास और मार्गदर्शन भी है| नमः शिवाय

Even while making an entreaty to God in our prayers we have our sights on what others do and how the ambience of our place is. Actually it has become a pet habit and tendency of ours to pin the blame of any wrong happening on others. Carrying this bad habit to the prayer room we say "O God please rectifies my surroundings, please bless my nears and dears, please bless my neighbours with maturity......" and so on. But if we take a moment to reflect, we will find out that we conveniently miss these phrases in prayer which should precede all meditations, chanting, prayers and any form of piety "O God please purify me, please make me a better individual, please raise my consciousness level, please make me hear the inner voice, please quieten my mind, please improve my character and intention etc."- Because the turbulence and disarray we see around us is not because others are vitiating the atmosphere through their wrong deeds or the Vaastu of a place is negative. The turmoil is because our Inner core is helter-skelter. It is because we are thinking too much. The steady string of useless thoughts is making it difficult for our creative side to establish a bright destiny for us. We are losing focus. It is the inner Self that needs to be steadied, which needs to be made stationary. How this change in thinking and application of brakes on the restless mind can be brought about is through meditation. When we meditate we focus on one thing. We stimulate our Nervous system. We align all our 5 bodies in the form of a Lingam. We begin to live in the present moment. Our inner self starts to take over. The unbridled thought process ceases. There is peace. There is solace. And to our amazement this is the state when there is the experience of the presence Baba ji and higher powers. Blessings.

नमः शिवाय! बाबा जी अपने शिष्यों को इतना प्रेम करते हैं की साधक कभी-कभी इस लाड़-प्यार में ज़्यादा ही आत्म संतुष्ट हो जाते हैं| शिविरों में अपनी असीम अनुकंपा बरसाना, संजीवनी शक्ति से साधकों को लैस कर देना, अपनी साधना शक्ति की छत्र-छाया में साधकों के सभी कर्म काट देना| यह सभी उदाहरण हैं जिससे पहली पंक्ति में की गयी बात सिद्ध होती है| किंतु सोचने का विषय है की इस लाड़-प्यार में कहीं हम अपनी ज़िम्मेदारियों को भूल तो नहीं जा रहे हैं ? शिविरों के अभाव में कहीं हम साधना,संकीर्तन और सेवा से बिछुड़ तो नहीं रहे ? इन्हीं त्रुटियों का निवारण करने हेतु तथा आत्म साक्ष्ताकार को पाने के लटकते उत्साह को पुनः जागृत करने के लिए बाबा जी का लिखित संदेश लेकर आएँ हैं उनके जैविक और अध्यात्मिक पुत्र ईशान शिवानंद जी| अपने जीवन के क़िस्सों के माध्यम से ईशान जी ने सभी साधकों को ज्योतिषियों, भविष्यवक्ताओं, दुख निवारण करने वाले ढोंगियों तथा समस्याओं का समाधान चन्द मिनटों में देने वाले पाखंडियों से बचने का कारण देते हुए इनसे बचने की भी हिदायत दी है| जीवन में "सरल उपायों" के भ्रम से निकालने का प्रयास भी किया है ईशान जी ने इस संदेश में, जिसका सार है "हम ही स्वयं अपने भाग्य के विधाता हैं"| रही बात सेवा की सीख को याद दिलाने की, तो वो काम ईशान जी ने नीचे दी गयी वीडियो को सौंप दिया| नमः शिवाय|

Namah shivay Baba ji has pampered His disciples so much that they have almost grown complacent under His umbrella of protective warmth and under and the tutelage of His sadhna shakti. So, shorn of shivirs the sadhaks had become self satisfied and their attitude bordered on lethargy and laziness. This prompted Baba ji to provide the much needed boost to the sagging enthusiasm of sadhaks. Following from this, Ishan ji took it upon himself to fulfill this very desire of His spiritual and biological Father. Thus we have Ishan ji in his latest address to buck up us all, employing anecdotes from his childhood days, underlining the need to shun the “mirage of easy solutions” in life by giving a cold shoulder to those claiming to cure diseases, unfavourable planets, family fights, various kinds of doshas etc. The mantra for leading a happy life he says is not the refuge of astrologers, soothsayers or quacks. The need of the hour is to believe in yourself and embrace the axiom of “You are the Creator of your own destiny”. The note below will shed more light. Blessings.
 


नमः शिवाय| बाबा जी कहते हैं: " जाने कितने जन्मों से तुम एक से बढ़कर एक करोड़ों भयानक कर्म संचित करते आए हो| और उन संचित कर्मों में से जाने कितने भोगने बाकी हैं| जाने कौन-कौन से कष्ट और आने बाकी हैं| हे शिवयोगी साधक! प्रतिदिन साधना अवश्य करना| अपने भीतर के कर्मों के पहाड़ों को साधना की अग्नि में भस्म कर देना| इन संचित कर्मों को प्रारब्ध भोग में बदलने से रोकने के लिए अपनी बुरी आदतों को पानी मत देना| ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा पुण्य कर्म करना| और अब नए कर्म संचित करना बंद कर दो| सभी को स्वीकार करो| सभी से प्रेम करो और सभी को क्षमा करो| दूसरों में बुराईयाँ देखना बंद कर दो| दूसरों से इर्षा करना बंद कर दो| अपने जीवन के कष्टों का बखान करना बंद कर दो| सत्संग करो| उस परमेश्वर का नाम लो| निष्काम सेवा करो| गुरू के आश्रम में आओ तो अपने बुरे कर्म, बुरी आदतें और विकार गुरू के चरणों में अर्पित कर देना| और हो सके तो कुछ सेवा वहाँ भी कर ही डालना| क्या मालूम तुम्हारा कौन सा कष्ट, कौन सा बुरा कर्म सेवा में कट जाए| सिद्ध गुरू अपनी तप की अग्नि से तुम्हारे बुरे कर्मों का भक्षण करेगा| तुम बस शरणागती बनो| गुरू के दिखाए हुए मार्ग पर चलो| बाकी कृपा करना उसका स्वभाव है| और वो अपना दायित्व निभाएगा ही| तुम बस अपनी भावना शुद्ध रखना और सभी को देख के आशीर्वाद देना, खुश होना| ऐसा करने से, पहले के संचित कर्म भी कटेंगे और कोई नया कर्म भी पैदा नहीं होगा| इसलिए हर हाल में खुशी| हर समय शिवोहम की स्थिति| वर्तमान में रहने का अभ्यास|" नमः शिवाय!