Saturday, 6 January 2018

Spiritualism - 1

Let me write you all about something that is widely misunderstood and misinferred. It goes by the name Spiritualism. What exactly is spiritualism and what is the difference between religion and spiritualism needs to be answered.

Well, these days the modern day holy men have made spiritualism only the act of pious deed like cultivation of compassion, non violence, charity etc. People think they become spiritual by giving alms, charity etc. Its nothing but quarter truth. Pious virtues cleanses your action and the modern day society have been guided by it but in past eons, Lord Krishna did ask Arjuna to behave like a Kshetri and then fight like a warrior. Lord Krishna even managed to give him some basic teachings of yoga and by it persuading Arjuna to fight.

Spiritualism is to what extent you manage to expand your consciousness. The more degraded the consciousness is the person is more likely to be reincarnate as an inferior being and more expanded the consciousness, the more guarantee of a human birth. Therefore, spiritualism is much more about your consciousness then your mind. Your consciousness is where everything is stored and then can be reaccessed in any of the future births. For instance, Dalai Lama is an incarnate, he claims that he remembers his past life and so do many mystics.

Consciousness is all internal experience. Science doesn't have much to do it. Science can explain you sugar and its chemical composition but it cannot explain sweetness. That is where science lacks its expertise. Therefore, spiritualism should only be explained by via science upto a point, beyond science it is all human experience and comprehension.

Sweetness and consciousness are both same. They can only be realized and experienced but cannot be explained to the masses. Spiritualism is more of a personal experience. Therefore to interpret any spiritual text needs certain state of mind or certain level of mind.

That is for the reason, guru is the must in spiritualism. A guru is a person who decodes the spiritual text and then shows you the way. A novice person when interprets a spiritual text does it with half knowledge and ignorance and then the arbitrariness takes place which taints the spiritual text.

I hope every learners and seekers of spiritualism shall walk in the right path of spiritualism.

It was my fortune to have learnt many spiritual practice under the guidance of His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaja. I hope everyone finds a true guru who can guide them to the path of spiritualism.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Love and Gratitude are half spiritualism

Being grateful is the biggest virtue in the world. When you become grateful, your mind is in tranquility. The mind then holds unto nothing but unto the feeling of abundance. Being grateful is the best way to reshape the whole inner existence.

Being grateful means appreciating everything that you have and everything around you. A person who complains and condemns is the most unhappy person in the world because it gives rise to negative emotions and the person knowingly or unknowingly is cultivating negative emotions inside them. Being grateful is the most positive energy that you can ever find in this whole universe. The word called LOVE is so powerful because the word itself is the ultimate height of "Gratitude". When you can take gratitude to an extreme it transforms into LOVE.

"Love knows no bounds and no barriers". A person who loves something to an extreme is seldom worried about the desire of the whole gratitude and love. For instance, Jesus while he was crucified by the Romans and when he was in his great "passion" and seeing the Romans crucify him, while the nail striked in his hands and legs, while the pain transferred into blood, he out of love uttered the lines "Forgive them father, for they know what they do". LUKE 23:34. Jesus was so much in love with the existence that he found time in asking forgiveness for the people who gave him pain and crucified him. For me, this is the only reason that Christianity was embraced by people. I am a hardcore Hindu yet I am so grateful that Jesus while departing showed what "LOVE and GRATITUDE" is to the whole world.

I am from a lineage of Shaivs i.e I am Shaiv panthi or I am the follower of Shaivism. I am from the Kaula lineage and Kaulas are Veeras or warriors. The ultimate lord is Lord Shiva for the Kaulas. If we were to talk about the ultimate warrior god Lord Shiva, it might sound amazing that Lord Shiva is the most compassionate lord. He is the most altruistic lord in this whole universe. Shiva itself means welfare. Such loving god he is that he drank "Halahala" poison and in return gave Amrita or Ambrosia to the gods to drink. Taking everything upon oneself is the greatest virtue that we can learn from lord Shiva. Lord Shiva teaches us to willingly take poison as in negativity and then give the Amrita i.e positivity to others.

The utility of "gratitude" is of paramount importance in sadhana and spritualism. Gratitude is something we need to cultivate inside us. Being grateful to the guru, to the guru mandala, lineage, Mahahimalaya connects you to the them. Your consciousness somehow becomes one with the consciousness of them and transformation starts to happen. To empty the mind of all negativities, worries, delusion, skepticism love and gratitude are the most important virtues. Furthermore, Love is also called "Bhakti" in Hinduism. Being in love is half spiritualism because the other half is all about oneness. When oneness takes place, Love is reached.

I have been initiated into the Kaula lineage by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaj who is the epitome of love and compassion. He is such worship worthy because he came to the world from Himalaya for his missing Bhairava and Bhairavis. He came down to guide his Bhairavs and Bhairavis to the ultimate path of spiritualism.

I would like to be grateful to His Holiness and Guru mandala for all spiritual knowledge that i received. 

Sunday, 12 November 2017

The first step to a spiritual mind-1

The first step to a spiritual mind is very simple. The only thing you need do is "let it go". Let it go is something so covet and subtle but its utility in spiritualism is of paramount importance. Let it go doesn't just mean the negative feelings, it also implies the good ones too. Let me elaborate a bit on how letting it go brings you success in sadhana.

Letting it go means being like the flat slopy land that do not hold any water. When a land doesn't hold water then there is always an influx and great supply of clean water. Hence, river are considered very pure because it represents dynamism. Had the land not let the water go, it would have been a pond and the pond weighs more then the river. The pond has to bear its own weight while as the river weight is always moving. It is kinetic in nature and when the land holds nothing the water do not hold and when it doesn't hold it is ever flowing.

A human mind is no different. When you hold unto the idea of achieving something through sadhana. When you hold unto many ideas, good and bad feelings then the mind has to bear its own weight. Instead when you let every emotions go, even the good ones then your mind comes into a tranquil state. The good feelings are nothing but a polar to the bad ones. The good feelings reminds a person about the bad feelings and the dark side, its polar opposite. When one makes his or her mind like a river where neither clean nor filthy water holds and its ever flowing, the mind letting go all its bad and good emotions like the water being let go from the source then amazing things start to happen.

It is then the mind is ready for the sadhana. Sadhana empties your mind and plants the seed of your desired result. Instead of sadhana empting your mind, a person should aspire to let everything go from inside to make the mind empty voluntarily and then the seeds of the desired fruit thus can be planted. The more empty the mind  is, the more perfection in the sadhana.

It is a very simple way but it is one wonderful way to do sadhana. I always used to do this naturally. I tried to keep my mind as empty as possibly. The results are astonishing. One should try it and then contemplate upon it. It surely is going to bring joy and happiness if one knows how to let everything go, be unattached and then perform a sadhana

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Aghora - i (Aghora and Vedanta are non dual)

Aghora means going to the extreme of an extreme. Aghora is a philosophy and a tantric lineage which mission is to turn a shava (body) into Shiva. Aghora are shaivaite, they are the ardent follower of lord Shiva or in simple terms they are "Shiva in training" because the ultimate Aghora and the Aghoreshwara in this world is Lord Shiva himself. There is no extreme truth then the Lord Shiva himself. Since Aghora means going to an extreme of an extreme they are neither satwik, rajas or tamas. They do as they please. Nothing in this universe can bind Aghori unto anything unless its Shiva.

Secondly, Aghora and Vedanta have something in common. If Vedanta are Vedic then Aghora is tantric. Both have same philosophy. For Vedanta, they reject everything and only embrace the existence of "Brahman". (एकोहम ब्रह्म द्वितीयो नास्ति) which means "there is only Brahma and nothing else". Aghora is also the same. They only believe in the existence of Shiva the equivalent of "Brahman" in tantra. Aghora also believes in Shakti but for an Aghora Shakti and Shiva are one. They don't believe in the separate existence of both. Aghora and Vedanti are both non dual in nature.

Vedanti's they follow and embrace "neti neti"- Avadhuta geeta 1.25. "Neti Neti" means "not this not that". While enquiring Brahman or also the self, Vedanti's they differentiate the absolute with other impermanent thing is this universe. They will say "I am not this, i am not that", "I am not the body, I am not mind" and at the end they reach to the conclusion "Tatwa masi". (I am the tatwa). After contemplation of the "tatwamasi" then one day they realize "Aham Brahmashmi". "I am the Brahman". "I am non dual Brahman". It is the ultimate nonduality in the whole universe.

Aghoris are no different. But they are from tantric lineage. They believe in using tantra for their upliftment. It is the tantra that separates a Vedanti and Aghora. The act of Aghori dwelling in the cemetery(samshana) is tantra. They do it for a purpose. They reside in cemetery not because they are fond of the dead but they want to build dispassion as much as possible inside them. Samshana is the place where all passion ends. Death doesn't put an end to a persons body but the passion too. Aghora to bring dispassion, they reside in the samashana. It is in the samshana they practise their rituals and sadhanas. It literally means they perform rituals out of dispassion.

A vedanti would perform yagya and be a Brahmachari, they enquire into the self. They read the scriptures, chant mantras while Aghori they like Vedanti reject everything and only embrace the ultimate truth "Shiva". After some time the guru initiates them into "Shiv tatwa" and it is the path of "Tatwa masi" of the Vedantis. After the perfection of Shiv tatwa then one day they become the non dual Shiva which is equivalent to "Aham Brahmashmi".

The Vedanti and the Aghora in the purest sense are the same. Only their approach to the ultimate truth is different. One is vedic another is tantric. But both have some common gurus. For instance, Mahasiddha Dattatreya is both "Vedanti" and "Aghora". He initiated Aghori "Kinnaram" into the Aghora lineage while as his Avadhuta Geeta and the "Naga Sadhus" are the followers of his Vedic marga. 

Both Vedanti and Aghora meets at a point called "Mahasiddha Dattatreya". Both can trace their lineage into "Mahasiddha Dattatreya". Both Vedanti Shankaracharya and Aghori Kinnaram trace their lineages to Mahasiddha Dattatreya. It is His Holiness Mahasiddha Dattatreya who taught the Vedanti path to one sect and Aghora path to another sect.

That is for the reason there is no difference between Vedanti and Aghora. Both path have similar philosophy, leads to the same destination, both have common guru but the approaches is different.
His Holiness Mahasiddha Dattatreya is also the lineage guru of Kaulantak Peeth. For instance, Mahasiddha Dattatreya is the guru of Mahasiddha Balak Nath and Mahasiddha Nagarjuna who both are among 84 Siddhas. Mahasiddha Dattatreya is also one of the Yog gurus of both Mahasiddha Matsyendranath and Mahasiddha Gorakshnath. All of the Mahasiddha are from Kaulantak Peeth lineage.

His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaja is also from the lineage of Mahasiddha Dattatreya. His Holiness is also Aghoreshwara. He also has a Aghor guru which means he was initiated into Aghora lineage by one of the guru of Kaulantak sect and also from the Aghora lineage. It was His Holiness that initiated me into the Aghora sadhana. Whatever I write is the extension of his teachings. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

Bhairava part -ii (Dogs and Bhairava)

Mahasiddha Dattatreya with dogs. Mahasiddha Dattatreya is also from the kaula tantric lineage.

Bhairava is a fierce warrior god. The dogs are the vahana of Bhairava. To understand the attributes of Bhairava, one can decipher it by analyzing the traits and attributes of a dog. Let us first analyze some attributes and traits of a dog.

Dog are humans best friend. Dogs are great companions and accomplices. They give a good company. It is very faithful towards its master. It barks to the whole world but it wags its tail to its master. The dog never barks to its master. Even if it does, it is non aggressive. No matter how much you beat it, how much you scold it, punish it, it always wags its tail to its master. For instance:
In the American  film Hachi, the dog always accompanies its master Richard Gere to the train station and stays there until the master arrives and they return home. Oneday Richard Gere dies, he doesn't return the dog then waits on the train station and doesn't return home. It waits for its master for yars and one day it dies. Such loyal is Bhairava to their masters.

The dog Hachi patiently waits for its master who never returns. One day the dog in the wait for its master dies. 

It also protects its master from any attack. It also protects its master house from any trespassing. It is carnivorous in nature which literally means it eats flesh. The dogs are trained rigorously by its master to tame it so that it becomes a fierce and useful dog instead of being a stray dog. The master trains its dog through every means, through reward or through stick but while its trained the master is merciless and the more merciless the master at the time of the training, the more better the dog becomes.

Now, the attributes and traits of a tantric Bhairava can be explained by the nature and attributes of a dog or the relationship of a dog with its master. In tantric lineages, the master is Shiva and the disciples are called Bhairava. If Shiva is the master, Bhairava are the dogs. Bhairava only wags its tail for Lord Shiva and no one else. Bhairava pay extreme allegiance to their master. Like the dogs are very loyal and faithful to their master similar is with Bhairava. The Bhairava never listens to "Shiva ninda"or "guru ninda". There is a famous story of one of the Lord Brahma's head being slayed by Bhairava for going against Lord Shiva's legacy.

A dog trainer and a dog.

The guru is the master and the dogs are the Bhairava. The master is merciless while training the dogs and so is Guru. The guru is merciless while training the disciples, the guru pushes the disciples comfort zone and limit. The Bhairava like the good dogs never bark to its master but comply to the masters wishes. The master saves the dog from being a stray dog and the Guru saves the disciple from being a common person. In tantric lineage, Bhairava is mini Shiva. Bhairava one day becomes full Shiva. Just like a Banyan seedling and a Banyan tree are both Banyan, Shiva and Bhairava both are Shiva. It is the only the question of development and a matter of time. For instance:

Mahasiddha Dattatreya is the ultimate guru of the siddha lineage. He has numerous disciples who are Mahasiddha themselves. Baba Balak Nath, Nagarjuna, Parshuram Rishi etc are all the Bhairavas of Mahasiddha Dattatreya.

But having said all these there is one substantial difference between a Bhairava and a dog. If a dog is beaten to an extreme then at one point the dog might bark aggressively on its masters but real Bhairava they never bark back. Instead they just wag their tail to the masters beating. They know that the Guru is the epitome of compassion and whatever the Guru does ultimately benefits the Bhairava.

To be Bhairava is like a mud cake going through the furnance to become a brick. The Bhairava goes to the furnance of sadhana and after some time becomes as solid as a brick by the effect of sadhana and their is nothing that a Bhairava then cannot achieve.

I am one of the Bhairava of His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaj. He is the one who came down from Himalayas to instill the sadhana in his Bhairavas. For us, he is the great lord Shiva and our tail only wags to him and the great "Guru mandala" of the tantric Kaula lineage and none to the universe.

My blog has crossed 10,000 views

My blog has crossed 10,000 views in the span of 6 month of its inception. After being awarded the "Top 20 Hindu blog" by the, it feels great to cross 10,000 views. I hope together we can cross 50,000 views in a span of a year.

I would like to be grateful to all my readers and reddit Hinduism group and foremost His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaj under whose divine guidance I started to write this blog. He is the living encyclopedia of oriental wisdom. All my post are nothing but the extension of His Holiness.

Namo Aadesh.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Introduction to the left hand path of tantra

The left hand path of god is one of the most interesting path. The left hand path is pure tantra. Unlike some worships that can be done through yoga and some symbolic representation of the Panchamakara, the left hand path tantra physically uses the "Panchamakara" for their worship.

The left hand path means the combined path of Bhoga and Moksha. The other path either believes in Bhoga or material enjoyments or the Moksha (spiritual emancipation). The vama marga or the left hand path first equips the worshiper with all the material benefits and after a certain level it gives "Bairagya". After Biragya then starts the path to the Moksha. Vama Marga leaves no stones unturned when it comes to the development of the worshiper. Vama marga overall develops the worshiper in every discipline from sex to samadhi, from bhog to moksha.

The left hand path today is in the brink of the extinction. People have started practising their own form of left hand path. There is too many arbitrariness in left hand path. People have started using "sex" in left hand tantra to satisfy their own inner lust. They have started taking intoxicants and liquors for their own addiction. In fact Left hand path of tantra seeks to transform all these into the development of the worshiper.

Through the right tantra, the wine can be turned into ambrosia, intaking fish can be used to control the senses, meat can be used to control ones own inner animal instinct. The left hand path if practiced under no superior guidance then the person is doomed to fail because wine can never become ambrosia if not for tantra as wine is an intoxicant. Meat is not good for spiritualism, the tantra knows how to transform it into the means of controlling our own animal instinct.

The left hand path is one good instrument for development if done under proper guidance and if not the quick easy to a downfall. It is like anti venom. The anti venom is a life saver when one is beaten by snake. But if one injects anti venom in their own body then the person will die. Similar is with the left hand path of tantra. It is the anti venom to all the material desires and negative emotions inside a human. But if it is not undertaken in a proper circumstances and guidance then it will degrade the sadhaka. The paramount importance is the guidance of guru in left hand path tantra.

The tantric lineage from which i am, Kaula lineage practises both right hand path and left hand path. We practice either right hand path or the left hand path based on our own temperament. The right hand path of tantra can be practiced by all but left hand tantra practice needs certain level which comes with time and practice.

I myself was initiated into the left hand path of tantra by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaja. He is the ocean when it comes to the knowledge of Left hand path of tantra. He only reveals it to the worthy sadhaks.