Monday, November 23, 2015

Cleverness and Wisdom

Zomo the rabbit, though not big or strong, was known to be very clever. Zomo decided it was time he was known for wisdom too, so he approached Sky God.
Sky God told him he would have to earn it by bringing him the scales of the Big Fish Of The Sea; the milk of the Fearsome Wild Bull Cow, and the tooth of the Mighty Leopard.
Zomo confidently agreed. He begin playing his drum so loud at the shore, that the drumbeats went down to the bottom of the sea. Big Fish, dancing to the irresistible rhythm, flipped right out of the water. Zomo drummed faster and faster; Big Fish danced faster and faster so fast that its jingling scales fell right off. Embarrassed, it jumped back into the sea. Zomo grabbed the scales and ran.
Back in the forest, Zomo climbed a palm tree till Wild Bull-Cow showed that it wasn’t really big and strong, daring it to knock down the little palm tree. Enraged, it charged and its horns stuck in it, so Zomo slid down, turned his drum upside down filling it with milk before it got free.
Zomo then ran to the top of the hill where Mighty Leopard lied, sprinkled some fish scales and a few drops of milk on the path, and slipped, rolling down the hill, hitting a rock. Its tooth immediately popped out. Zomo caught it and hopped a way to Sky God.
Sky God smiled, ‘You are clever enough.” He said. “But not wise…. Three things in this world are worth having: Courage, good sense and deep understanding of things and creatures,” said Sky God. “Little rabbit, you have lots of courage, a bit of sense, but absolutely no understanding. So next time you see Fish, Cow or Leopard …. Better run fast!”
Like Zomo, we imagine that cleverness can easily bring us to wisdom, or that they are sister states of being. Actually they are more like distance relatives.

Cleverness is satisfied with short-term gains; wisdom acts from a wider perspective. Wisdom is founded on confidence rather than arrogance,; learning from experience, yet forever open to the power of new possibilities.
Most of us are good at being clever, and are encouraged to be so, appreciated for being so. Being clever has made us more powerful. We can build organizations, cities, countries. We can also destroy them.
How does it make sense to say, “He is a wise man but he does foolish things”
Wisdom is not just thinking intelligently, but living intelligently. More than just being effective in daily life, it means we choose our values and basic priorities well and we live by them. It means we can fail, but learn from mistakes. It means we take responsibility for the intended as well as unintended consequences of our actions.

When cleverness does serve wisdom, knowledge, information and experience can be distilled in a meaningful way.  Often cleverness, recognized in showy brilliance, involves resourceful accepting reality, putting things in perspective ten contexts – dependent; wisdom is timeless, free of context. Cleverness mostly is a means to wisdom, recognizing the interrelatedness of everything, is always for the good of all.

Character from Ideal should follow

Meaning: The stanza of Yajurved 18/8 illustrate that — "Let me do such deeds that my truthful belie, faith, friendship, wealth, breadth of mind, play, humors, speech, and good deeds are uplifted".
Message: How lucky we are that we have been granted this invaluable human body and simultaneously what misfortune that we waste it away, in the animal-like activities of filling the belly and procreation. Our biggest and most important difficulty is of the proper, good use of life. Farsightedness lies in finding a solution to this difficulty. Only then will we be able to fulfill our life's objective and also fulfill God's wish.
Is the treasure of the power of knowledge, insight, capacity, worthiness and discretion given to us by God only for maintaining our bodies and families? If we recognize our capacity we will realize that after fulfilling our needs there still remains so much time, money and strength with us, which we do not put to good use and on the contrary, by its misuse, we are heading for the chasm of downfall. In trade or office, man has to spend maximum ten hours only; 6-7 hours are required for sleep and 3-4 hours for daily routine and meals etc. Even then daily four hours remains. We must sometimes think about what use we make of these four hours.
We must pay attention to our spiritual progress also. Believing this world to be a vast manifestation of God, all our remaining capacity must be utilized for making this world more fragrant and more developed. This will be possible only when throw out our faults, bad activities, bad thoughts and bad tendencies and make tremendous efforts for their eradication. Along with it we try to achieve perfection by including to the maximum extent, more qualities, deeds, idealism and naturalness in our character. Let us believe that proper plans for public-welfare are the real worship of God and let us consider as high level austerity the difficulties to be faced for removing the backwardness, ignorance and bad conduct all around us. Our spiritual progress will be in proportion to the attention that we pay to these matters and our willpower will increase accordingly. We should also listen to the voice of God within our conscience and determine our deeds according to its direction. Otherwise the habit of crushing the interests of the soul under our feet and spending all our mental capacities for bodily and worldly actives will prove foolish in the end and willpower costly.
The meaningfulness of life lies, only in employing the self in good deeds. Let us always think, see, speak and do good only through our mind, speech and deeds. Let us create all around us an atmosphere of purity and inspiring all our senses for good deeds, let us go forward on the path of progress.
A man of character receives praise by making such a life his ideal.

Formation of good character - for the upliftment of the soul, the foremost requirement is the excellence of character. Lucid explanation of the mantras highlighting the importance of good qualities in life is essential.

Best Work

As the stanza of the Rigved 1/90/7 the meaning can be given like this - "Do such work in the world whereby everyone will enjoy happiness, peace and cheer.

The corner stone of man's stability and progress is his dedication. If we ignore our responsibilities and the prescribed duties, then such obstacles will be created, that life itself will become difficult, let alone progress and achievement. Every achievement in life depends on dedication to work. The stability and safety of every achievement depends only on dedicated faith in work. It is our own responsibility to keep this very valuable body healthy, nourished and long-lived so that we can perform maximum deeds for people's welfare and create an atmosphere of peace, happiness and cheer everywhere. It is our duty to save the mind from worry, sorrow, disappointment, fear, anger, impulsiveness etc, for maintaining mental capacity and excellence. With that only the qualities like joy, enthusiasm, patience, courage, satisfaction, balance, stability, concentration and trust can enter the heart. If the mind is allowed to grow like wild grass, it becomes our own enemy. It is every man's duty to bring his mind under control and make himself cultured.

The joy of family-life is incomparable. But it is possible only when every member of the family carries out his responsibility properly with full involvement, care and honesty for all the needs of every member regarding health, comforts, satisfaction and development. We must also fulfill the responsibility of giving our love, time and cooperation to make the children cultured and organized. Only responsible people are able to get the joy of family-life.

Every member of the society also is burdened with human responsibilities. Every citizen of a cultured society remains awake and alert towards his moral, societal and national responsibility and increases the reputation of the country. It is every man's duty to maintain the purity of thought, atmosphere and ecology in the society. The extent to which a man takes interest in the uplift of the society and personal abnegation for public-welfare, to that extent he is great.

It si necessary that all of us understand very properly our duties so that everywhere in the society, there is an atmosphere of peace and happiness and all can go easily on the path of progress. Let us listen to the voice of our soul and go on striving for making this human life meaningful by fulfilling the tasks decided by the God.

Birth Death and Interval

Disillusionment, disease, debility and death may be the most accursed terms but much of philosophy, medical science and spirituality have evolved and flourished around them. Disillusionment transformed Gautama into Buddha. His father's death led the boy Venkatramana on the path of inquiry, turning him into Ramana Maharshi. An incurable disease propelled Narayana Bhattatiri to repackage the Bhagavatam into an epic poem called Narayaneeyam.
Understanding death is not possible without understanding birth and what caused it. Why are we here? From the darkness of the womb we go unto the womb of darkness called death after traversing a well lit zone called life. People are born to fulfill residual desires and the outstanding obligations of their previous tenure. The earth is karma bhoomi and here alone and nowhere else, human being has a facility to execute their desires and obligations. What is born is not man but a medley of accumulated desires, hatred, anger and frustrations. The physical frame is just a bundle of electrical bulbs through which the cross-currents of emotions express themselves. We are here on our own volition, to undergo pain and pleasure and gain vital knowledge necessary to go beyond pangs of birth.
Seeking an answer to the question: What after death? Is like wanting to know what lies beyond the edge of the universe. No one has gone there on a fact-finding Mission and come back with a status report. However, there have been reports of evidence being available on reincarnation and rebirth. Strangely, while there have been numerous incidents of people remembering their previous births with fair amount of accuracy, three has been no instance of people recalling what transpired in the interval between two births. The plausible explanation for this could be that mind remains in hibernation in the intervening period.
Death is a welcome pause in a long journey of the soul in its evolutionary course. Death is stocktaking time. After assessing the merits and demerits of the previous birth the soul is replenished with newer equipments to resume its journey. There is as much purpose in death as in life.
More often than not, death is dreaded for its timing rather than its occurrence. When a young person dies, we react far more intensely than we do when an elderly person dies. But the difference is only in perception. When the physical body or mind or mind loses its capacity to execute karma or finds no further scope within the existing framework, it contrives to have a tryst with destiny.
Every death is an inconsolable loss for near and dear ones. For the bereaved, death is a source of sorrow but for the deceased it is the cessation of all pain. We weep not because somebody had got relief but for our own sorrow. All considered death is the only viable option for this organic body, which past its prime, tends to degrade even while alive. Today has to vacate its place for tomorrow to come in Ramana Maharshi was once asked by a group of disciples. 'Where do people go after death? He responded: Did you enquire where they came from, to be able to ask this question?

None has escaped the jaws of death but some have escaped the jaws of birth and attained immorality.

Music of the Soul

Tension is triggered when we stretch ourselves beyond our mental, physical and financial capacities and capabilities. The root cause is our expectations. When what we expect to happen does not happen, frustration lead to tension. This in turn leads to compression of the spiritual heart, which is the foundation of Bhakti or devotion that connects us to our soul.
To overcome stress, we need to release tension and come to enjoy a serene and a tranquil life and for this we need to introduce Bhakti into our lives. You might ask, is devotion different than prayer? Prayer is a concentrated effort from us directed towards God, where in devotion is to acknowledge that energy as God.
Devotion helps to release pressures of unwanted thought. Thinking without incorporating devotion creates jagged thought patterns which strain the mind, creating pressure, leading to more stress and tension. Wherein thinking with devotion - that is, thinking with love creates soft, soothing thought patterns which bring about calmness, serenity and lends that musical resonance to our thoughts without pressure, stress or tension. This kind of devotion was followed by great Bhakti saints like Kabir, Namded, Mirabai, the Namazhwars, Purandaradasa, Kanakadasa, Tyagaraja and Tansen.
Devotion helped Bhakti saints to cultivate an awareness of soul through music. This awareness brought them clarity from the ocean of thoughts that tend to cause storms and imbalances in the mind. Devotion brings about focus and awareness with devotion makes possible the experience of unconditional love. A sincere devotee comes to understand the import of true love and its essence.
Remember here the difference between alertness and awareness. Alertness is focusing our thoughts on a particular task externally through the mind where in awareness is being in focus of our tasks all the time through devotion and love.
Devotion and love lubricate the soul and the absence of any friction makes possible the creation or discovery of the rhythm of the soul that is reflected in the cosmic rhythm. Music loosens the knotted heart knot known as rudragranthi. Seamless and fluid love helps to remove rusty thoughts and rigid mindsets and thus begins the clearing of all doubt. Shruti or rhythm converts itself in a musical form and rhythm converts itself in a musical form and this we call raga.
The rhythm we experience creates in us positive, divine thoughts from within like a series of air bubbles rising up to oxygenate fish in a fish tank. We enjoy these patterns of thoughts which bring about visualization and a state of realization in us.
Raga like Pahaad, Bhoopalim Kalayani and Yemen in classical Hindustani music traditions and Mohana, Ananda Bhairavi, Yemen Kalayani, Hindola and many more in classical Carntic tradition. Bach and Tchaikovsky for instance in classical western tradition or just devotional renderings lead one to experience joy and peace and could well lay the foundation to progress on the path of bliss-attainment.

Therefore, sing, dance and experience joy for life is beautiful.

Path of Justice

The line of Rigved 5/51/15 says us that -"O men! Just as the Sun and the moon moves on their prescribed paths with regularity, similarly man also should go on the path of justice

Message: What is this creation? This is merely a small part of the universe, which is extremely great and extremely vast. Despite their progress every day, the scientists have been able to learn only on infinitesimally small part of this vast universe. Nobody knows how many solar-system, earths, and constellation etcetera God has created which, bound by a definite organization, are moving in space since billion of years. There is never any distortion in that organization and not one of them shows laziness or neglect in following the rules.
This is the biggest gift to humanity. Yet, despite actually seeing the miracle of God's organization, man himself considers living by the rules as an imprisonment. Whether it is his familial or social work, in everything he wants to behave willfully, and considers it as burdensome and insulting to follow the rules. The guardians of the law, themselves consider it a feather in their cap to break the law. They forget that working by the rules in an organized manner, everyone gets much more facilities for development and an atmosphere of joy and enthusiasm is also created. It is possible that a few men will get undeserved by unbridled conduct, but by and large it gives rise in the majority of them to frustration, which then develops into mutual enmity, malice etc.

Once upon a time, man may have lived in solitude, but today he is a social animal. His stability, facilities, devotion, progress and cheerfulness, all are dependent on societal organization. Who created the innumerable means for his bread, clothes, shelter, and comforts? How many million person working day and night in fields and industries create these and reach out to him. If there is a slight disturbance in this arrangement, or someone does something with selfishness, then there is harassment to the society. Dark clouds of uncertainty, doubt and disturbance will spread everywhere if attention is not paid to organization and rules in the society. Everywhere lack of interest and harshness will be seen and we will have to face improper and aggressive wickedness. In such a situation the hope for one's own security, peace, organization and future will crumble to dust.

We must cultivate the habit of doing every work with regularity and punctuality in personal, familial and social life. One's diet, daily schedule of work, exercise, worship, trade or profession, all these must be carried out in an organized manner, governed by rules. The members of the family, specially the children, must be explained its importance right from the beginning, so that progressing along, they will shine forth like the sun in the society.

One must cultivate the nature of following the rules —

Swasti Panthaamnu cherem
suryaachandr masaviva

jaanataa sangamemahi

                        (Rigved 5/51/15)

The Prophetic Character

I love the month of Rabi ul-Awwal, and look forward to hosting and attending Milad celebrations, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad. Milads are effective in increasing one’s love for the Prophet whom the Quran exalts, calling him the exemplar for humanity and mercy for all the words.
The twelfth of Rabi ul-Awwal, the third month of the Hijrah, Islamic calerdar, is both the day Prophet Muhammad came into this world and left for the Hereafter. On the same date he arrives in Madina, the hijrah, migration happened from Mecca marking the beginning fo the Hijrah calendar. This month invites reflection on the prophetic personality.
Rabi-ul- Awwal, literally meaning ‘the first spring’ symbolizes birth and renewal. A time when the Lord splits open the earth to reveal His bounty within, without which His servants could not subsist. More importantly, it is the season of beautiful moderate weather, free of bitter cold or stifling heat. It reminds of the prophetic call to moderation and his repeated warnings of extremism, ‘Moderation. Moderation! For only with moderation will you succeed.’
Prophet Muhammad inspired with the words, ‘I have come to perfect noble character.’ Ayesha, his wife once commented, ‘His character was the Quran.’ Prophet Muhammad said the bankrupt ones are those who despite good deeds of prayer and worship, abuse one another treat neighbors badly and lack good character.
The prophet’s character was based on moderation in spirit, generosity, justice, dignity, moral excellence, humility, bravery and firmness in the face of death, good fellowship, sympathy for others detachment of the world and constant fear of the Lord. He chose poverty over wealth, sleeping on the floor with a bed made of stuffed palm fibres.
The most forgiving of people, the Prophet never sought revenge despite 13 assassination attempts on his life. He told his followers not to respond to persecution with aggression assuring that Allah rewards those who exercise patience. He remained sympathetic to those who had left Islam due to persecution from their families and no sanctions were issued against them. Ubaydullah Ibn Jehsh, who migrated to Abyssinia with the first batch of Muslim immigrants, converted to Christianity. He abandoned his wife Um Habiba, the daughter of Abu Sufiyan whom the Prophet later married. None of the Muslims took any action against him and he died upholding the Christian faith. When the prophet settled in Madina, he made it clear that he wanted relations with the new society to be egalitarian.

When the Prophet entered Mecca, he encountered his staunchest enemies. These people who had inflicted so much suffering on him and his followers expressed their desire to be treated nobly. The Muslim army readied for revenge, but the prophet did not allow it saying, “Today I shall say to you what prophet Joseph said to his brother, ‘You may leave. No reproach this day shall be on you. May God forgive you, He is the Most Compassionate’. Laying great emphasis on the heart Muhammad spoke of it as a repository of knowledge, sensitive to the needs of the body. He said that wrongdoing irritates the heart for it perceives wrong action and is designed to be in a state of calm.

Strive Firmly

The line of Rigved 10/117/4 says that — "Those who do not repay the debt of their obligation, who are stingy about giving their service to others, nobody in this world is their well-wisher. Therefore, man must always be generous by nature.

Man is but an infinitesimal part of the vase creation of God. God has created innumerable, countless living species of animal-life and plant-life and among the plants various shrubs, trees, vegetables and medicinal plants and herbs. He has also crated water, earth, sky, wind, Sun, Moon, stars etc. Among all these he has created the human-body with a special aim. Only because of the wonderful grace or benevolence of the Supreme Father this divine creation, i.e. the human body, has obtained the best skills. Whatever has been created in the world is for his use and consumption. Even though we know this fact, we show stinginess in expressing our gratitude to Him. Instead of being grateful to Him, we become proud ourselves.

God's directive is 'tyaktena bhoonjitha ma grudhaha' which means consume with n attitude of renunciation and do not be greedy. But we want to have everything and every moment we are immersed in selfishness. First and foremost we must express our gratitude to that vast Almighty and as directed by Him we should work for the welfare of all by giving up selfishness.

Man cannot be aloof even in the day-to-day life. Every time he receives cooperation from one or the other, and therefore he has been able to achieve this much progress. No matter however much insight and capacity we possess, it is almost impossible to do anything without others' cooperation. We should liberally express our thanks to all our associated, big or small. Without making any distinction of young or old, high or low, we should try to repay them to the maximum extent for their help. Those who show stinginess in this are committing grave sins and are permanently deprived of God's grace.

It is unfortunate that man always thinks that his ultimate objective lies in nourishing his body, indulging his senses, loving the family members and relatives, and as such, he spends his entire life in these only. Trapped in these worldly affairs he neglects the values of life and receives society's contempt. In times of his need, nobody comes to serve and help him. Nobody is his well-wisher. Even the society condemns a man who does not thank others, does not cooperate with others and is always immersed in his own world.

We should strive to firmly establish our ideal values of life and should not be miser in expressing our gratitude for the cooperation we receive from various living beings from our birth to death. We should try to be of maximum service to them in return for all the obligations. It is our supreme duty to express our gratitude to God, our Supreme Father.

Na sa sakhaa yon a dadaati sakhye
sachaabhuve sachamaanaaya pitvaha
apaasmaatprey yaanna tadoko asti

prunantamanyamaranum chidichchhet (Rigvved 10/117/4)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Sex and Salvation

Salvation is the dewstination. Love is the way. However, sex provides three interesting detours – procreation, recreation and creation – There was a public uproar and he has since been rested. The swami, in his earlyu thirties, would have gotten away with what is perhaps the result of a hormonal surge had he not vowed to be, well a swami. Literally, a swami is someone who is a ‘master of his senses’. Popular culture tends look up to a saint or swami as some kind of divine entity.
Strangely but true, ther is very little room for sexual adventure on the path of salvation. Yet, Nature whole heartedly designs a 30-odd-years-old man’s body for what Nature needs to do; propagation of the species.Nature puts forth several smart promotional schemes to get this job done through its species. The physical and physiological pleasure associated with the sex surge is the soft packaging for the hard nuts and bolts reality of giving birth to a baby. It is difficult not be seduced by this pleasure when all our senses converge to draw us to it. Leonardo da Vinci  puts this procreation and the members smployed there in are so repulsive, that if it were not for the beauty of the faces and the adornments of the actors and the pent-up impulse, Nature would lose the human species.”
When the contraceptive pill arrived, sex evolved from the basic need of procreation to sex for recreation. The inventive human mind was apparently able to checkmate Nature’s ploy of painful procreation by recreating the pleasure of sex without producing a result. This is somewhat like sniffing around in a pastry shop with the intent to do just window shopping. Nature made sure that the residue of recreational sex remains as sensory impressions in the mind in the form of vasanas – burning embers waiting for the next gust of passion to flare up. These vasanas arew potential desires tha incarnated themselves at the opportune moment.
The real challenge for human evolution was then to put out the embers odf vasanas that transported sex in the head from where it actually belongs. This challenge of transforming sex for procreation into sex for recreation has been productively met by saints, explorers, artists, writers, inventors, innovators and wealth creators. They lifted the sexual energy from their thoughts and emotions and expressed them in their creative works. While saints like Buddha, Krishna, and Christ created new maps of human consciousness; explorers like Galileo and Columbus redrew maps of our physical world.
On the path of salvation celibacy is not a prerequisite but a consequence – an effortless by product of creativity. Celib acy is a kind of flowering of consciousness and not a moral given, as most sermons would have us believe. It is easier to cover a raging fire with a piece of cloth than to contain libido with sermons. A celibate is like an auster tree in winter that to flowering and stands to rejoice as an enthralled witness in having completed the cyclee of creation. The human consciousness scripts the whole journy from being the cteatures of sex to the Creator Herself. The “fallen” swami, like any one of us, is somewhere on the path. I would just let him be.

Preparing for the Journey

The first guru of yoga was Shiva and parvati was the first disciple. It is said that when humankind began to forget its potential for spiritual realization. Shesh Nag, the serpent king and the carrier of Vishnu. Incarnated as Sage.  Patanjali and wrote the yoga sutra.
Though the purpose of yoga is Self-realisation, there are various by products as you move up the ladder towards realization. Here you embrace the inner and outer realities for a perfect harmonious balance; the important point is that you do not intellectually understand inner and outer realities but experience them. Yoga is an experience and not a subject of the intellect. Yoga works on all aspects of a person – physical, vital, mental, FINANCIAL, EMOTIONS, PSYCHIC AND SPIRITUAL. Only when all the aspects are in a state of balance does a being experience liberation and perfect harmony. The aim of yoga is kundalini awakening for liberation from bondages. A practitioner of yoga goes through three phases.
The first stage assumes that the practitioner is a normal person who is attracted to various aspects of the physical world; that he wants to enjoy everything and miss nothing. He wants to live life to the fullest. Yoga says, why not? Go ahead, enjoy and go beyond, do not suppress your desires, go and sail in the ocean of life, but do not sink in it. Be like the boat, which is in the water but the water is not in it. It sails through the ocean and misses no part of the ocean and yet completes its journey, experiencing the ocean in totality.
The first stage of yoga deals with very simple asanas and pranayamas; these are preparatory for the journey ahead; your vehicle, that is your body, is taken through physical purifications with the aid of yogic asanas, pranayams and shatkarmas. The emphasis is on purifying yourself. A by product of yogic practices is a light body, a clear and active mind, great physical and mental strength and balanced emotions. You feel as if you have been overhauled, and have gained a new body.
Now you are ready for the intermediate practices on the physical plane that make your limbs supple and your bones strong so that you can do long hours of meditation. Only when an asana is perfected do you feel bliss and stillness in that posture, which is indicative of you having thoroughly gone over the yoni, the level of existence. Now your mind is prepared for controlling thoughts and emotions. You are getting ready for awakening the kundalini. You are preparing for the advanced stage through total experience and ananda. By the time you have reached here, body and mind are in perfect harmony. You have total control over body, mind and spirit.
The next step is advanced yoga. You are ready to awaken the kula kundalini or the force of creation, which lies in a semi-dormant state in your mooladhar chakra. The guru gives you shaktipath; the mother, the kundalini, awakens and begins her ascent. You are given mantras for various levels of evolution. You are introduced to the energies controlling creation and are told how to harmonize  yourself with them. You are taught the five states of matter and how to become one with each state. The advanced level is a level of pure bliss and ananda. This you will achieve with the help of a suitable guru.

Know your Value System

Every choice we make has consequences, whatever obvious or not. What seems a great choice at the moment may perhaps have negative consequences later on? A holistic way to approach choices and consequences is to examine our personal value system.
There once was mountaineering team that had prepared for three years for a competitive clime. When they finally began, somewhere after the second camp they came across a seriously injured climber in need of medical assistance. Those were the days of no cell phones. One of the members of the team, seeing the dire situation, and obviously out of a strong value system, decided to drop out of the climb and help to bring down the injured person. No amount of pleading from his team convinced him to do otherwise. And their argument was that “we have our own agenda and this case is of no concern to us”.
If you have been brought up to be caring as soon as a situation presents itself, you are prompted to action. Take the example of someone with a hundred-rupee note on a busy street corner looking desperately for change today for an auto rickshaw and getting refused by people around/ As  soon as you see this you know you have the required change as well as the willingness to relieve another person from difficulty and anxiety. You also know that you might one day be in the same situation. “Do unto others what you would like them the Golden Rule, because it is an eternal value.
So you approach the person, respond to the need and walk away. You feel good about yourself because there was congruence between your value system and the choice you made.
What is this ‘congruence?’ It is a match between value and action. Sometimes we are faced with choices that are not congruent with our value system; extreme ones are like having to perhaps pay a bribe for something that is our legitimate right.
How we respond to a situation depends on how strongly we wish to uphold our personal value system. It helps if you take time to write down a set of values that you believe in. Then comes the real test, of living the value. The strange thing is that, whenever we make a commitment to ourselves, all sorts of situations pot up to test us.
Making a good living, being peaceful, helpful, sharing resources – these are all values. Out of these values we make choices and take action. Interestingly, every choice we make has a price. In the case of the mountaineer he paid the price of not reaching the summit, with all the successes that could have followed; perhaps also of having let down his team. He let all that go for saving a life.
Values determine our action preferences and priorities. When asked why he had done this, the young mountaineer’s response was, “If I had let that young man die, no matter what success I achieved, I could not have lived with the thought for the rest of my life.” A rabbinic text encourages us: “in places where there are no human beings, be one.”
The yogic scheme of yamas talks about values that are connected with interactions with others. Another is the four-fold maîtri –karuna –mudita -upeksha or universal friendship, compassion; joy in others’ happiness and consideration for others. If you add these two sets you get a comprehensive value system that can stand the test of time and you will notice that all spiritual traditions are in conformity with these.

Examine Success and Failure

What is success and what is failure? We understand that to be successful is to arrive, to get somewhere; and so we worship success. When a poor boy grows up to become a multi-millionaire, or an average student becomes the prime minister one day, he’s feted for being successful.
Is success an absolute or is it an idea we pursue? Because the moment one arrives, there’s always a point further ahead at which one has yet to arrive. In the pursuit of success we are faced with challenges and conflicts. Even when you have ‘arrived’, there’s no rest for you because now you want to go still ahead; you want more. The pursuit of success is the desire for ‘more’ and a more is not an intelligent mind; on the contrary, it’s a mediocre, stupid mind, because its demand for ‘more’ implies a constant struggle in terms of the pattern which society has set for it.
What’s contentment, and what’s discontent? Discontent is hankering for ‘more’ and contentment is the cessation of that struggle; but you cannot come to a state of contentment without understanding the whole process of the ‘more’ and why the mind demands it.
If you fail an examination, for example, you would perhaps take it again. But by themselves, examinations and your performance in them don’t really reveal your true worth. Passing an examination is largely a feat of memory or it may be a matter of chance; but you strive to pass your examinations and if you don’t succeed, you keep at it. With most of us it’s the same process in everyday life. We’re struggling to achieve something, and we’ve never paused to enquire if the way we are dealing with it is the right way. It’s only when we have understood the significance or insignificance of wanting ‘more’ that we cease to think in terms of failure and success.
We’re all so afraid to fail, to make mistakes not only in examinations but also in life. To make a mistake is considered terrible because we’ll be criticized for it. If we’re afraid of making mistakes, we’ll never learn. The ideal of success is held up for us to follow; and success is always in terms of respectability. Even the saint in his so-called spiritual achievements must become respectable, otherwise he has no recognition, no following.
So we’re always thinking in terms of success, in terms of ‘more’ and the ‘more’ is a relative ideal dependent on what prevailing social norms consider to be respectable. If you do not live up ot that societal ideal, you are likely to be called a failure. But if you love to do something with all your being, you are then not concerned with success and failure. However, very few have the evolved perspective that allows them space to think this way. The whole concern of an intelligent person is to see things as they are intelligent person is to see things as they are and understand the problem –which is not necessarily about bracketing action in terms of being oriented towards success or failure. It’s only when we don’t really love what we’re doing, that we think in those terms. Didn’t a wise person say; “Success is a relative term; there’s nothing absolute about it?”
What we think of as success today might be thought of as failure in another time and situation and vice versa. It would be in our best interest to view both what we call success and failure as relative states, and so treat both success and failure with equanimity.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


All animate and inanimate matter has an atomic structure in which electrons and protons are in constant motion. This motion creates an energy field which has electrical and magnetic vibrations. This energy field around the body is called 'Aura'. Aura is therefore such an integral part of the body that it should be taken as an extension of the body. Because the atoms of animate life are more active and vibrant, the auras of living things are more pronounced than those of inanimate things.
Most of us experience aura in our daily life, whether we know about it or not. For example, you instantly like or dislike a person, depending on whether your auric vibrations match or does not match with that of the other person. This explains the theory of 'love at first sight', which occurs because the chemistry of two persons is identical; it may not necessarily mean that the two persons have been acquaintances in previous lives. It may or may not be so. Similarly, you feel more comfortable with certain smells, sounds and colors, according to aura matching. Certain other smells sounds and colors are unbearable to you since their auric vibrations are exactly opposite to those of yours. In the company of some people you feel energized, while being around certain other people you feel drained. You sometimes feel it, when someone is staring at you. On entering certain rooms you like to stay there, while other rooms offend you in some way and make you angry.
The existence of aura is a fact accepted by science today. Scientists agree that there is a physical field around us, which has infrared energy electrostatic and electromagnetic radiation. Although opinions of people do not always agree, the existence of colors and consciousness in an aura is now commonly acknow3ledged by people of all beliefs. The more healthy and spiritual you are, the larger and clearer would be your aura. The stronger the aura, the greater the defense power against outside forces. The weaker the aura, greater chances of getting tired very soon, and being manipulated by others.
Just as Newton discovered seven colors hidden in white light, clairvoyants and psychics see these seven basic colors and many others in the aura. A complete analysis of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual personalities is possible through the observation and analysis of colors in an aura, just as is done in numerology. The aura even contains the history of the past and predictions for the future. Auras are not created by light, but light is required to see them. Auras get larger in sunlight and smaller in dim light.
Anyone can see the aura and its colors with sustained practice and patience. In fact, we all have some psychic powers as children, which slowly fade away as we grow wiser in the ways of the world. Emotional attachment sometimes triggers the sight of an aura. Some people have reported seeing the aura of a loved one, because they care intensely about his/her welfare, while some have reported seeing the aura of a weak and tired person in a room with many people in it, though the auras of others were not visible to him/her. It seems that the auras grow and get enlarged in intense situations.
The human aura surrounds the physical body nearly in the shape of an egg, and it has energies of two kinds: physical and subtle. Physical energies from the body are comprised of electrical, magnetic, heat, light, sound and electromagnetic fields, and these fields are measurable. Subtle energies come from six subtle bodies we possess, forming six layers around the physical body (which is the seventh). Each layer corresponds to a specific function in life. The seven divisions also correspond to the seven chakras or energy vortices in the body.
The angle rods should now be held loosely in the fists or through straws with the two longer sections facing directly in front of you. Relax the mind as much as possible. Decide on the positive and negative responses of the rods. Generally we assume that if the rods go apart from each other, it is the sign of yes, and their crossing each other is the sign of no. But we have to tell this to the rods before starting the experiments. If we do not say anything to the rods, then any response, called dowsing, will indicate the outer boundary of the aura. Ask the person under experiment to stand with his/her legs and arms slightly spread. Stand about 30 feet away from the person holding the two rods in front of you. Move forward slowly until the rods begin to respond. Take a pause and move forward more slowly until the rods either cross over or move apart from each other. This is the outer edge of the person's aura. Note the distance from the person, and with this as radius, you can draw a circle around him to indicate the field of aura. The same radius will be found when experimenting from any direction. The aura may appear very large, but it is the inner layers which you feel, when it comes to feeling the aura. A comparison of the radii will classify people according to their spiritual evolution.
 Our conscious mind is normally only aware of that upon which it is focused, that is, organized brain activity, and that which can be experienced through the five senses of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste. The subconscious mind aware of energy interactions from both sources - the five physical senses and beyond. All the interactions can be brought into the conscious through relaxation methods, such as hypnosis meditation, radiesthesia, etc. Organized brain activities radiate beta waves and control only ten percent of the body and brain activities. Relaxation methods radiate alpha wave patterns, and control about 90 per cent of the body and brain activities. The autonomic nervous system, which regulates the sensitive organs of our body, is directed by the subconscious. Interactions of outside agencies with our auric field are transmitted through our skin to our body and brain. A pendulum acts as a bridge between our subconscious and conscious minds. It is an amplifier. The subconscious mind, through the sympathetic nervous system, stimulates involuntary muscle action and thus causes the pendulum to move. However, we must learn to keep our emotions our, for this translation to take place. You can buy a pendulum from a shop or make one of your own. It is good to use a crystal since it has greater sensitivity to subtle forces, but any object such as a ring, a button, a cork, etc, can be used.


Number 22 - Gold
Master builder, mastermind, very capable, wise, creative, spiritual, luminary. A person with gold as their primary color possesses the ability to handle large-scale projects with ease, and may achieve anything they have in mind as a goal. If they live rightly to the purpose, they are sure to be crowned with success and be known as VIPs in their field of interest.
Negative effect: It is difficult for them to get over the conflict between inner feelings and practicality, or, in other words, to express spirituality in a practical way. It can be seen that they take more on more work than they can handle, and being unable to complete the project, they cut a sorry figure in the end. Jealousy, malevolence and attraction for bleack magic are some of the negative aspects.

7(violet color) and 22 (gold color) are both spiritual in nature. In mathematics they are related through the Greek letter 'pi' which equals 22/7, giving the ratio of the circumference of the circle to its diameter. The Hebrew language contains 22 alphabets and was said to be the language of God.
The colors discussed above are basic colors, and they have a relation to numbers as shown above. There are some other colors, which have the following meanings:
White is the composite of all colors. When white sunlight passes through a prism, it breaks up into the seven colors of the rainbow. And on passing through another prism, the seven colors get combined as white. It is rare to see white as a primary color. But when it appears, it represents purity, saintly virtues, concern for others, wisdom and intuitive knowledge from beyond. The person appears to be more than his/her years and seems like he has graduated from the school of earth.
The appearance of silvery gray as the primary color indicates the awakening of the intuitive faculties leading to illumination. The person should be adept in creative imagination. Dark gray in variations denotes ill health related to specific areas of the body. According to Ted Andrews, gray color in the aura can indicate a person who is secretive and who is the lone wolf type.
One should not be hasty in interpreting the brown, which appears quite often in the aura. If close to body it may mean physical imbalances, around the head it may mean lack of discrimination, and around the chakras it may mean blocked energy and a need for cleansing. However, brown is also the color of earth and thus it represents new growth and desire for accomplishment, if it appears above the region of the head or below the feet.
Black and dark areas around the physical body may mean a physical imbalance. Black areas around the edge may mean leakage of energy and consciousness from the aura, which may be due to various abuses that one may be accustomed to. Continued abuse that may result in well-formed black holes in the outer skirts, which may not be easy to heal. Only in rare cases, black may imply serious illness or death. It may also mean increasing responsibility for what one does.


Traditionally a particular color would typify a person and say, "this is how the person is". True meaning would differ on the 'level of certainty' and say, "this is how the person should be". This is so because only a few of us live or are able to live correctly according to the traditional meaning. Most of us do not live or are not able to live the way the traditional meaning expects. This observation applies equally to astrology, numerology, palm reading predictions, etc.
According to the traditional meaning nature normally offers an opportunity to people, which they fail to grab for several reasons. One of the most common reasons is the fear of failing. In come corner of their heart they feel that this is what they are supposed to be, and perhaps they could have done it. However, they were afraid, and the opportunity passed by. They felt safer in leading a mediocre life. I personally am aware of missing several grand opportunities that came my way.
The other prominent reason for missing the opportunity is to live as a means to an end. People have to earn money to pay the bills and run the family, and so, they cannot pursue the special lines offered by their primary color. They could have become extraordinary, but they were forced by circumstances to live a mediocre life. More often than not such people are painfully aware of what they have missed. But, I repeat, the opportunities keep persisting, and at any other time in life you can still seize one of them. You always have a chance to live true to the traditional meaning of the color
Thus, an engineer, a doctor, a lecturer, a carpenter, a blacksmith, a cobbler - all may be having the same color as primary in the aura, but they are leading different professions. Similarly, if you see the auras of half a dozen librarians, for example, you may be surprised to see that they have six different colors as primary in their auras. This explains why most people are doing what they are not supposed to be doing. Yet there are a few who are doing what they are supposed to be doing. And they are the brilliant ones, know in society for their work Galileo, Einstein, Rabindranath Tagore, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nat King Cole are some such examples. This should motivate you to find your primary color in the aura, and to live up to its requirements, if possible. It is never too late.
Then there are mood colors in the auras. For example, if you are angry or jealous or revengeful, a dirty red can appear in the outskirts of your aura. Murderers and condemned people may have dull red and black combined at the moment of their intense feelings.
When you are in love or in a peaceful state or involved in religious activities, blue and violet may appear in the aura. Blue and green appearing together may imply intuitive awareness. Appearance of gray would mean depression or stress. When you are thoughtful, a yellow tinge may be seen in the outskirts. When you are involved in philanthropic or compassionate activities, indigo may be seen in the aura for that time. These are temporary appearances.


There are several organs (energy centers) in the human body. These extra-ordinary organs are vulnerable and delicate, as they are vital centers of dormant spiritual energies. If they are awakened, a person can be transformed. He can be flooded with such marvelous divine energies that people will stand amazed before his presence.
Spine is the foundation and the spinal cord encased within it is the main vital part of the body. Spine consists of thirty-three small dislike bones known as vertebrae which contain divine energies. The spinal cord represents thirty-three deities, because the powers which are centered in them are found within these thirty-three vertebrae. The powers of eight Vasus, twelve Aditya, eleven Rudras, Indra and Prajapati are foundation seed from in the spinal-cord, which is enclosed in the spine.
According to physiology there are several channels in this hollow spinal-cord, three of which, namely, Ida, Pingala and Sushumna, are the main ones. They cannot be seen by the naked eye because they have no physical form and are related to the subtle world. In fact, this is like invisible flow of electric current. Electricity is produced when positive and negative currents meet. Ida is called negative or Chandra Nadi and Pingala is called positive or Surya Nadi. Broadly speaking, they can be called cold and hot currents. When both these currents meet, a third current, known as Sushmna is produced. Ganga and Yamuna meet in Pragyag. By this conjunction a third invisible (subtle) current, which is known as Sharaswati, is formed. The confluence of these three rivers is known as Triveni. In the spinal cord also, the meeting of Ida and Pingala creates the third current Sushumna and this is known as Triveni in spiritual terms. This Triveni is connected to the top center of the brain, known as Brahmarandra or Sahasra Kamal, at one end, and to the base of the spine in the middle of the genital area at the other end.
Three subtle currents, which are known as Vajra, Chittrani and Brahmanadi flow of Sushumna. Just as by cutting the stem of a plantain tree one finds layers of bark one after the other, so also there is Vajra inside Sushumna Chitrani inside Vajra and Brahamnadi is the vital point and center of divine energy and there are layers, one after the other, over it meant for its protection.
When this Brahamnadi reaches the top of the head in brahmarandhra it spreads all-around in thousands of branches. This portion is known as Sahasradal Kamal (lotus flower having a thousand petals). In omamental language it has been described as Vishnu's bed of Sheshnag (thousand headed cobra). In the statues and pictures of incarnations like Buddha, a special cluster of curly hair can be noticed on their head. This is nothing but an artistic picturisation of Sahasradal Kamal which is connected to subtle energies pervading the universe. Sound waves are thrown and picked up from the space by the filaments of radio transmitters. Sahasrar Kamal is just like aerial/antennae of brain. It picks up infinite energy waves of the Omniscient God from the invisible subtle cosmos. When a hungry python awakens, it takes a deep breath and by its terrific power attracts into its grip, birds flying in the sky and swallows them. Similarly, sheshnag, with its thousands-hooded head, which is also known as Sahasrar Kamal, attracts divine powers from the infinite space. Just as hissing of an angry python makes the surrounding atmosphere poisonous to a certain extent, a person with an enlightened Sahasrar Kamal (brain) emits strong waves of emotions which can influence living beings not only in this but also in other worlds. American broadcasts relayed by a powerful transmitter can be heard in Nepal. The flow of emotional currents from a powerful Sahasrar can move the subtle layers of this world as well as other realms. Coming now to the lower end, Brahamnadi which is subtle-most in Sushumna coils around a hexagonal blackish atom at the end of the spinal cord. To fasten a thatched roof, holes are made in the wall and the roof is tied with pegs by rope. In the same way by fastening Brahamnadi with the hexagonal blackish atom, arrangement has been made to fasten the human body with the vital energy of Pran.
In ornamental language this hexagonal atom has been described as Koorma because it resembles a tortoise. According to Koorma-Puran, this earth rests on God in the form of Koorma. According to another story, the earth rests on the hood of Sheshnag. The basis of this story is that shape of Brahmanadi coiled around the Koorma, sustaining life. If Brahamnadi abandons its base, human life will come to an end instantly.
The location of interlocking of Brahamnadi with Koorma is known, in spiritual language as Kundalini. It coils three and half times around the Koorma with its mouth downwards. It is for this reason that in marriage ceremony the couple takes three and half or four rounds, with their head bowed down, because the sound foundation of building future life of the couple is as important as the meeting of Brahamnadi with Koorma of Kundalini is essential in uniting the body with the Pran.
It almost amounts to groping in darkness to understand perfectly the importance, power and unity of Kundalini. An atom has become a great puzzle these days for the research scholars of physics. The world has seen the miracle of the process of breaking it in the form of devastating atom bomb. Several of its other catastrophic and constructive aspects are yet to be discovered. According to sit Arthur, "nothing will remain impossible for man if he happens to have full knowledge about the atomic power and its use. He will be able to turn the Sun into pieces and transform it into dust particles and will be able to create objects or living beings in an arbitrary manner. He will have such mechanical devices with him, with the help of which this earth will become a global village. Any person will be able to go anywhere within a moment and will take from or give anything to anybody. He will be able to talk with persons living in distant countries as if two friends are sitting and grossing together." When the power of an atom of inert matter is so great and so amazing it is difficult to imagine how far more powerful a spark of Pran (vital energy) is?


There are descriptions and evidence about Yogis possessing amazing powers. Several tales are told about almost unbelievable divine powers (Siddhis) or Yogis. But there is no question of any disbelief and astonishment for persons who are familiar with the power of an inert atom as well of sparks of Pran (vital energy). Just as scientists of every country today are busy in doing research on physical atom, the spiritual scientists, Rishis who had realized the truth, had conducted deep research in ancient times on living atoms in human body in seed form. Kundalini center is the most suitable location for breaking and uniting two living atoms and for transforming them, because living (Chaitanya) atoms at all other places in the body are round and smooth, whereas in Kundalini I this pair clings together. In uranium and plutonium the interlocking of atoms is in an oblique, irregular manner so that their breaking-up is easy as compared to the atoms of other metals. In the same manner it is easier to regulate the movement of living atoms located in Kundalini, according to one's desire. Research about Kundalini was, done with the same precision in ancient times as scientists are doing these days in respect of material atoms. As a result of these researches Rishis had discovered several secret laws of super-nature which are known today as miracles of Yoga.
Madam Blavatsky had undertaken considerable research in respect of the power of Kundalini. According to her -"Kundalini is an all pervading subtle electric power, more powerful than physical electricity. Its moment is oblique like that of a serpent and so its shape is said to be like a serpent. The speed of light is one Lac eighty-five thousand miles per second but that of Kundalini is three Lac forty-five miles per second." Western scientists call it as "spirit-fire" or "serpent power." Sir John Woodroff has done a detailed analysis in this respect.
Kundalini can be called a deeply buried trove of secret energies. For keeping valuable jewellery a safe is kept hidden in an unknown place and it is locked by several locks so that the wealth kept in it may not be touched by any unauthorized persons. The key of these locks are entrusted to competent persons who alone can, in case of necessity open them and have access to its contents.
The locks which are put on Kundalini are known as six Chakras. Human soul reaches the Kundalini after penetrating through these Chakras. Then alone can it master the hidden energy and derive benefit from it. Ordinarily, Kundalini of all the people remains dormant in a helter-skelter manner. But when it is awakened it leaves its place and seeks an entry into that lok (realm) which is the store house of spiritual powers. There are several huge treasures hidden under the ground since times immemorial. A serpent sits in a serpentine pose on the mouth of these treasures and guards them. Dev-lok also is a similar treasure on th mouth of which there is a hexagonal stone (Koorma-shila) around which this deadly serpent, Kundalini is coiling. This Sarpini sits waiting for a deserving person to uncoil it. As soon as such a person reaches close to it, instead of harming or obstructing him it gives way to him and its function ends here.
While throwing light on the advantages of awakening Kundalini an experienced Sadhak has written that, "by the grace of Bhawati Kundalini the Sadhak becomes endowed with all the virtues. He attains all the skills and divine powers (Siddhis) without making any effort. Such a person remains perfectly healthy and strong even when he is one hundred years old. He devotes his life in the service of the almighty God and ultimately leaves his body voluntarily according to the will of God, while doing service to humanity. A person possessing the power of Kundalini is completely fearless and lives happily. Bhagwati showers full grace on him and he always feels Her patronage and protection, Mother's voice, "don't be afraid, I am standing behind you", always echoes in his ears. There is no doubt that by the influence of Kundalini, a person's vision becomes divine and he becomes all-powerful and happy."

Sahasradal lying scattered in the brain (Brahmarandra), also normally remains dormant link Kundalini. Despite having such priceless equipments and treasures, man ordinarily remains poor, weak, mean and insignificant and leads a life like an insect by becoming slave of sensuousness and lustfulness. But when he gets acquainted with these equipment and treasures, knows how to use them wisely and exercises control over them, he inherits all the competence and powers of Almighty God. Yoga-Shastras are full of interesting and detailed discussions about the advantages of awakening Kundalini. Everything in the world can be attained by awakening the power of Kundalini. Nothing remains unattainable for a person so awakened


Gayatri is the mantra which imparts true wisdom. It inspires the mind, intellect inner psyche and emotions of the devotee towards the righteous path. its Sadhana helps in progressive growth of righteous (sat) elements. When the Sadhak concentrates on the meaning of this mantra he realizes that the supreme prosperity and the greatest success in life is to attain true wisdom. When he gets fully convinced about the true aim of life, he single-minded starts his self-effort towards this goal. This aspiration creates ever expanding vibrations in the universal realm which attracts and assimilates wave of righteous thoughts, emotions and inspirations pervading the subtle atmosphere. The magnetic power of thoughts is well-known. Thoughts attract thoughts of similar kind scattered in the mental universe with the result that powerful eternal thoughts and spiritual attainments of living and past illumined persons start accumulating spontaneously within the Sadhak as a divine boon and his accumulated capital of such thoughts goes on increasing.
The effect of this influx of righteousness (satogun) in the body and mind is amazing. This is not visible to the naked eye nor can it be understood from purely physical point of view. But those who are endowed with the occult knowledge of the working of the inner being know it well that decrease in the elements of tam and raj and increase in sat is almost similar to the steady process of elimination of disease producing toxins, viruses and germs from the body and replacing them with health-giving rejuvenating cells. True, the process will not be instantly visible, but there can be no doubt that it will have miraculous effect on health in due course. Rejuvenation of body is a scientifically proved phenomenon. Whether this benefit is a divine gift or it is due to human efforts is a matter on which opinion may differ but it is certain that Gayatri Sadhana increases virtues in the inner psyche of the Sadhak and simultaneously throws out the vices and impurities. This results in internal transformation of the Sadhak. There is no use in entering into the controversy whether the advantage accrued is an individual attainment or a divine boon. No work, whatsoever, can be accomplished without the grace of God and so it may be said that all that happens is due to Divine grace.

With increase in sat elements in the body there is significant change in physical activities. The constant turbulence of sense organs steadily calms down. Bad habits like greediness for delicious dishes; craving for eating articles of different tastes; desire to eat more and repeatedly, irrespective of any consideration whether what is being eaten is eatable or not; dislike for satvik foods and liking for pungent, spicy, sweet, gross, indigestible items of food are gradually reversed. The Sadhak develops liking for light, easily digestible, juicy simple foods and shuns luxurious, tamsik food. Like-wise, sexual urge is restrained and moderated on account of righteous thoughts and the mind hardly gets an opportunity to get engrossed in passion, debauchery and intense sexual desire. Faith is developed in observance of brahmacharya which helps in increasing vitality. Sex and taste are the two main sensual urges which on being controlled can promote preservation of health and physical wellbeing. Coupled with these restraints, other daily routines like physical work, sleep, awakening, cleanliness, simplicity etc, also get regulated with the growth of satogun. Such a pious way of life automatically leads to vibrant health and longevity.


The great power necessary for the total uprooting and expelling of the undesirable beliefs and in their place to establish enlightened thinking, good thoughts, good deeds and humane sentiments, has manifested in this era in the form of Gayatri. The task of the incarnations in the past ages was comparatively easy because they had to fight individuals, but in this era when wickedness has taken dominance over men's minds and beliefs, that bright and profound power was required which can do the work by going into the depths of human sentiments.
To wash away the poison of immorality, dishonesty, lack of character, desires, avarice and mean arrogance which has spread in the society, widespread revolution will have to be created of Yagya (prayers over the holy fire) Gayatir's prayer and studies. This is the basic aim of the manifestation of 'Yug-Shakti Gayatri' (this era's spiritual power of Gayatri) and the alert souls must consider it their duty to fulfill this aim.
Gayatri worship has the outstanding power of replacing untruth with truth, darkness with light and ignorance with knowledge. Not only does it benefit the individual worshipper, but by collective worship of Gayatri, the entire society, nation and the era are influenced. No one can deny this solid truth.
Ordinarily Gayatri-mantra is looked upon as a prayer in routine worship, in which the Supreme has been requested to grant Sadbuddhi (good intelligence) but people knowledgeable about the power of the word know that the 24 letters of this great mantra are seeds of 24 great powers which are capable of creating an upheaval in the entire universe. People have faith in Gayatri because they are familiar with it. Gayatri worship has been giving power and strength to the people of this country from time immemorial, and for this era it is like "Sanjeevani Booti" (resuscitating miraculous herb). Therefore its manifestation must be vigorously welcomed. If once the atmosphere is purified (with Gayatri Mantra's vibrations) then the nation and the world will automatically get the dynamism of restrained, healthy and capable divine sentiments. This responsibility lies on those alert souls whose discretionary intelligence is capable of understanding a situation and who have the determination to fight traditions and orthodoxy. Once a person is released from that prison, then the all- powerful Mother goes on showering her blessings. All the elements that go to make the country prosperous, happy and progressive are all present in Gayatri. The only necessity is to carry the message to every person in each and every home and vigorously inspire people to come into contact with this great power. That itself is to be done these days.

A part of this special knowledge is present in crippled form. Its aspect of special knowledge is very very powerful and capable. This manifestation of Gayatri will be successful and meaningful if the light of this knowledge is taken to every home and the atmosphere all over the world make Gayatrimaya (immersed in the vibrations of Gayatri mantra). Then the energy will evolve which will be capable of keeping this country and the world clean, healthy and capable for a long long time. Every person in close proximity with Gayatri-power should consider it his virtuous duty to commit himself whole-heartedly to spread the knowledge of Gayatri mantra to others. If this is done, then the manifestation of this great power will certainly be successful and meaningful.


This ancient tradition of Yagya incorporates the principles of theoretical knowledge and applied science and contains in it all the elements of material elements in seed form. It is a sacred process conducive to the welfare and happiness of the individual as well as the society.
The meaning or purport of the word Yagya is an act or celebration of self-giving which aims at the highest universal good, an act which is generous, magnificent, noble and magnanimous. Yagya is a Sanskrit word which has three meanings; divinity, organization and charity. These three virtues can be said to be triple divine currents of individual and social transformation. Divinity means refined personality, divine virtues. Organization implies unity, cooperation team-spirit. Charity implies generous sharing, devotion to society, and considering the entire universe as one's own family. All these three tendencies are thus combined in Yagya and it can be said to be the flaming torch of knowledge. It inspires man to translate higher sentiments and motives into righteous deeds. Coordination of knowledge and action created the ground for making progress. Righteous deeds, which is known as tap, and true knowledge, which is known as Yoga, are the basis of spiritual progress.
The philosophy underlying Jeevan (life) - Yagya is to make a man great by adopting the philosophy of self-sacrifice. It has been stated in the Geeta that a man who eats without giving to others is a thief, he commits sin. A man should eat the leftover of Yagya.
According to Geeta 3/31 Devtas (divine beings) attain divinity only by Yagya. This is nothing but propounding the fact that in individual life man should not be selfish or self-centered and in his actions and behavior, he should demonstrate sincere devotion for the welfare and upliftment of the society. This is a highway leading to all-round happiness, progress, peace and tranquility of the individual as well as society.
There is no other religious medium as powerful as Yagya to educate the public mind by explaining the subtle implications of sacrifice, generosity and benevolence for purifying the individual and making the society capable and competent. According to Rig-Veda, the fire of Yagya, although speechless, acts as Purohit (spiritual priest) and inspires people in achieving all-round progress, happiness and peace. If the philosophy of Yagya is fully understood and assimilated in practical life circumstances can be created for the emergence of divinity in man and descent of heaven on the earth. These ideals have to be lived for changing the present era and building a bright future.

It is said that Devtas performed Yagya and attained divinity. Emergence of Brahman elements in man is possible only by Yagya. Otherwise, devoid of it, man is no better than an animal. Performance of Yagya has been said to be the main function of a Brahman. The essence of Yagya is common good, universal peace and happiness. The chariot of human life runs smoothly so long as different parts of the body work in cooperation with each other. Every thing will be topsy-turvy if selfishness or non-cooperation pre-dominates in social life. Take, for instance, the example of the cycle of water. Clouds get water from the sea, earth gets water from the clouds, rivers get water from the earth, and sea gets it from the rivers and thus there is growth of vegetation and greenery everywhere and the thirst of all living beings is quenched. If there is any interruption anywhere in this cycle of unhindered giving or sacrifice this earth will become like a hot iron plate. Similarly, living beings thrive on different vegetations which get their nourishment nad diet from urine and feces (excrements) of the former. Living beings inhale oxygen emitted by the trees and the latter thrive on carbon-di-oxide exhaled by the former. There is also a similar mutual give and take between human beings and animals. This is the philosophy of Yagya, of give and take, around which the entire universe revolves.