Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
ENTERING HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS WITH WRONG INTENTION CREATES DISASTER
Advait Sri Vidya - Why so cautious?
Namah shivay! Here are some golden rules for all Shiv Yogis to abide by as they reach higher levels of sadhna and consciousness.
1) Sin committed from a Higher consciousness will bring more suffering just as falling from greater height causes more injury.
2) As Baba ji gives higher deekshas, he owns responsibility for the seekers. Such disciples receiving higher initiation must be extra careful about their behaviour, conduct and dharma because when the Guru is catalyzing and facilitating their ascension very strict adherence to pure intention, serene mind, calm mind and detachment needs to be abided by. Never go against nature. Surrender to the divine will.
3) At this stage of evolution, when the Guru is directly intervening to uplift the level of existence of the disciple through his tapobal, karmas will resist the change, they will try to sabotage Guru's efforts as they would be meant to unfold and Guru's intervention would mean their clearance without having the need for them to unfold.
4) Obstinate and stubborn behaviour, against the flow of nature such as forced fasting will amount to violating the precepts of the Guru - Guru Vakyam. Need is to surrender to the Guru rather than trying to impose self-will and doing the latter creating counterproductive moves to damage self.
SHIV YOG - What a Shiv Yogi must know
What does Shiv Yog mean?
Imagine a seed. Imagine a seed in the ground. Imagine it being exposed to the elements. What happens next? There is a wonderful transformation. A seemingly dead-looking seed transforms into a beautiful life-giving tree. Yes, the elements have a role to play. Someone may even say that the tree was hidden inside the seed but the fact remains no matter which way you put it, the seed changes. In the same manner, men become great men with their thoughts with their actions. Some men become great businessmen some become great saints. Every seed transforms into a tree. And this transformation of ordinary into extraordinary is called Shiv Yog.
Literally, Shiva means supreme consciousness and Yog means union. Imagine it like a smart phone connecting to a Wifi network. Just like Wifi enables the phone to connect to all the information in the world, in the same manner people in a state of Yoga with the supreme are enabled to do great things. Shiv Yog means the path to unification with the supreme. It is a pre-religion phenomenon, which is defined again and again by great men in the form of scriptures, difficult to interpret, but now through the grace of His holiness Avdhoot Shivanand today’s generation can learn this path in its truest, purest form.
How does practicing Shiv Yog help people?
If a man is overweight then because of his weight he will suffer from lethargy heart problems, high blood sugar etc. if a man starts to work upon his body and reduces his weight, he will find that overall all his organs will start functioning properly because our body is an ecosystem of organs. Similarly, if there is negativity in the mind, or emotional blockages, then a person will not just experience psychological turmoil, he will feel restless and burdened in every aspect of his life. This is because life is also an ecosystem of our mind, thoughts and beliefs. Shiv Yog works at the core. It helps people resolve the issues, which lead to the failure in this ecosystem. One cannot say that only spiritual benefit will be conferred through meditation because the fact remains that if you start focusing on any aspect of human existence then all aspects become healed. For instance, through Shiv Yog sadhna, a person gets peace and relaxation. A peaceful person will be more understanding and loving in his relationships, leading to a happy family life. A happy state of mind will enhance a person’s productivity at work, bringing him more fortune and with more fortune, a person can meditate deeper without tension of the future, hence achieving more peace and now imagine the same cycle continuing till infinity but each time with greater outcome. So if a person asks in which ways Shiv Yog will help me, I will only say in every single way.
We would like to learn more about you. What made you interested in Shiv Yog?
Unlike many saints, who become interested in spirituality at some point in their lives and then take deeksha to be an ascetic. I was born into asceticism since I remember, I was taught Shiv Yog, I ate Shiv Yog, breathed Shiv Yog. When children are learning alphabets, I was being taught the Vedas and upanishads. When children are busy playing sports, I was taught Yoga and Kalri Pettu. Interest comes when you are attracted towards something that normally doesn’t exist. But Shiv Yog is my normal. I learnt there was only one objective of my life that like my father, in time, I had to teach the secrets to the world. Children may have many dreams – some may want to be a doctor, some may want to be an engineer but since the day I became sentient, I had only one goal and that is to help people around the world, learn and embrace the ancient and powerful teachings of Shiv Yog. Interests mean a hobby. For me, Shiv Yog is my reason to live. It is my breath.
We would like to learn more about Shiv Yog, the organization.
Shiv Yog is spiritual organization, not to be confused with a religious organisation, meaning in religion, people are said to worship a particular God or work in a particular manner. But in Shiv Yog, The only thing important is belief in the supreme and that supreme can be in any form. Through Shiv Yog, a person will find himself coming closer to his God and truly experience all that is written as scriptures or told as fables. Hence Shiv Yog is accepted, appreciated and celebrated by people of all religions, nationalities and creed. In every continent, country and city, you will find Shiv Yogis. A Shiv Yogi means a person who is serious about his evolution, his spiritual growth and meditation. Shiv Yogis are good human beings who respect all faiths and who meditate to become better. Through Shiv Yog, a person follows the principle of 200% life. That means family values, success, meditation and helping fellow human beings through selfless service.
There are programmes that are continually being held worldwide. Please relate more on this. What do you envision for the future?
When I was a child, as my father focused on my spiritual education, my mother wished for me to have a formal education as well. When I went to school, I learnt that children are being taught everything about the external world and nothing about the internal self. I learnt that children know how to work computers, phones and machines but don’t know how to deal with their own emotions. The result being that today machines are being more sophisticated and humans being more broken. As the outer world progresses, sickness becomes more complicated. Psychological disorders become more advanced and the age of depression, anxiety and psychosomatic disorders reduces every year. My vision is of a better world by helping people become better. Human beings are highly evolved beings if given a chance and that is what Shiv Yog does. It teaches people about the most sophisticated machinery on the planet – our own self. My vision is that if each child is taught meditation. If each man learns meditation, then the collective consciousness will start to turn towards empathy, love and peace. Once there is compassion towards fellow men, then even resources and science can be utilized for increasing the quality and expectancy of life rather than as a tool for destruction. With each day that I work, with each country that I travel, I learn there are more people like me who want to evolve, who want to make the world a better place. And Shiv yogis around the world increase, I see my dream slowly turning into a reality. Hence, the urgency. I wish to raise people’s consciousness at a pace faster than with which this age is trying to pull it down.
We understand that there are many projects in need. Please expand on the projects that are currently taking place and how people can offer their assistance.
Shiv Yog is a very fun, yet serious path. Fun, because we believe if life must be lived, why not live it in such a manner that we experience utmost happiness. And serious because we are very particular about certain things. We are particular about:
(a) Our meditation because only through meditation a person can raise his consciousness and gain deeper understanding of the world,
(b) The wisdom of Shiv Yog because as we understand this wisdom, our immunity towards negativity increases, enabling us to overcoming sorrows more easily. And the last thing – Sewa (Service). Shiv Yogis are very particular in efforts to make the world better. And in these efforts, Shiv Yog has four main projects in which massive resources – monetary and human – are pumped. The first of these is plantation: Plantation of fruit-laden trees. Second: providing food, basic necessities to children and families around the world.
(c) Adopting old age homes and
(d) Animal rescue and shelter in the form of one of the biggest and most beautiful cow shelters made by Baba ji a safe haven for cows, dogs, birds, cats and many other creatures.
Shiv Yog believes in self-sustenance and self-reliance and hence no donation is ever collected for these projects. My father and I travel the globe, taking meditation seminars where people pay fees. These seminars vary – from week long to month long programmes – where each day my father and I spend eight to ten hours, training these people to understand spirituality and experience the deepest levels of meditation. Unlike the past, where a person had to climb mountains to find a Guru to teach such secrets, Baba ji and I travel and take these secrets to the masses. The paid programmes help us generate funds with which we carry out the sewa projects and do free programmes for people who cannot afford fees. Hundreds of people participate in these programmes and contribute so that millions of people can be happy and learn Shiv Yog. So if you wish to contribute, just be a part of such a programme near you.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
"Most of the time we waste our energy in thinking about that one person from whom we have most expectations from, the one person who has given us most pain, the one person whose memory is not good for our ultimate good. Remember that even if the other person, about whom you are thinking is at fault, he or she will not be affected by your hatred or negativity. What the other person did he will receive, but that is only 3% of the real situation. That is the action. But what is more important is your reaction to what the other person did. Reaction constitutes 97% of the situation.
Remember that the search is for happiness and happiness is not in the action of the other person. Happiness comes from within. So try to go within.
The key to happiness lies in fulfilling your true life purpose by discharging all your responsibilities - worldly and spiritual. At the worldly level, paying back to the people you has received so much from. That is the foremost priority. At the level of the inner self, you must take out 2 hours every day for yourself. And now some people will say we do find time for ourselves. But let me tell you the time you find out for your work, your friends, your relatives, and your leisure is not the time for yourself. You have to understand that what you are. You have to feed not only the physical body but also your emotional body, the mind body and the soul.
The mind is very clever. It will not let you sit still. It will not let itself be ruled by any other influence. But you have to be firm and fully aware of what you want from this life. If it is self realization, then you have to be committed to the path shown by your Guru. Be steadfast in holding your mantra, staying rooted in your sadhna.
If you succeed in evolving your consciousness and energy through sadhna, you will see that you find success in whatever you do.
It is only through happiness and bliss derived from sadhna that you will achieve everything in life. After all, you, as a spiritual being, have taken birth to have humanly experience. If you are unhappy and sad, it is only failure that you will attract in your life.
Every Shiv Yogi has to rise from Shaitan Bhaav (devilish tendencies) to Manushya Bhaav (humanly instinct), to Dev Bhaav (Compassionate instinct) & finally through sadhna and Guru Krupa, Parmaatma Bhaav (Godly conduct).
Live in the present moment. Forget the past; renounce the worry of the future. Learn to seek happiness in the present moment."