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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Introduction of Siddha Yoga

Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Shree Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaj. The Siddha yogi

Yoga is the ultimate spiritual discipline. It is the most popular and sought after discipline for human salvation. From Adi Natha to Gautam Buddha, from Vigyana Bhairava to Patanjali, Yoga has been the discipline that has guided all the Siddhas and Buddhas to reach the highest aim of human life.

Yoga means union. To unite with the higher consciousness then the self is yoga. For a soul to unite with the super soul is Yoga. It also means to perform ones duty with excellence or mastery. "योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्" Geeta 2:50. Yoga for Lord Krishna is to be so proficient that the person performs his karma with excellence. Besides this there are lot of definition of Yoga, but the subject of the Astral Pathway is Siddha yoga.

"Siddha Yoga" is the yogic discipline and lineage of the Siddha tradition of the Himalayas. It originated from the father of all Siddhas, "Shiva". Shiva gave the knowledge to Ma Parvati, Lord Narayana and indirectly to Mahasiddha Matsyendra Nath. The Nath lineage then forwarded the Siddha yoga of the Mahasiddha Matsyendra Nath. The Siddha yoga of the Nath is of the rajas mode, it is equally practicable by both householders and ascetics.

Mahasiddha Goraksh Nath, he was the greatest propagator of yoga. It is some of his quotes that is followed by the works of other siddhas that has contributed to the emergence of Yoga in modern day society. Siddha Yoga is like the sky scraper of Yoga and the quotes of the siddhas are the building blocks and bricks of the sky scraper. Siddha Yoga basically has a fixed pattern on how to perform yoga. It is strictly practiced because it has always been practiced and furthered by Guru disciple lineage.

Siddha Yoga consists of Yoga Krida, Asana, Pranayama, Sookshma Vyayama. Siddha Yoga basically gives more priority to Yoga Krida and Sookshma Vyayama compared to other Yogas. It prioritizes Yoga Krida and Sookshma Vyayama before performing Asanas because it is believed that the body has to be prepared for the Asana. There is something in Yoga Krida that is exceptionally awesome and that is the basis of the whole Siddha Yoga. It will be discussed in the upcoming lines.

Mahasiddha Goraksh Nath says "हसिबा खेलिबा धरिबा ध्यानं" which literally means, one should playfully and in good mood perform meditation. Asana is the base of meditation. It is in Asana meditation is performed. Therefore, to perform any Asana, one should make their body ready. This is done by Yoga Krida which means Yoga exercises. According to Maha Siddha Goraksh Nath, Yoga exercises are to be performed in a good and playful mood. Yoga exercise should never be monotonous and it should always be fun for the practitioner. Therefore, Yoga Krida should be fun, that is for the reason Yoga exercises are performed in a playful way and less like a discipline. This is what separates the Siddha Yoga with the other Yogas.

Most of the Yoga is somehow similar to Siddha Yoga as all the Yoga trace their source to Lord Shiva. When the Yoga passed through different Rishi Munis, they added their bit of experience in it and then different forms of Yoga evolved. Siddha Yoga is the most pure form of Yoga. The fundamental difference between Siddha Yoga and the ordinary Yoga is that the Siddha Yoga is Rajas mode. It is Rajas mode that makes Siddha Yoga embrace playfullness and adds rhythm to the Yoga.

Siddha Yoga radiates the inner beauty while performing the Asanas. It is Rajas panthi that is for the reason the correct practice of the Siddha Yoga adds beauty to your life as well as leads you to Samadhi. 

I was fortunate enough to have learnt Siddha Yoga from His Holines Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaja. I have been blessed by His Holiness to further this knowledge and discipline to the society. Om Sam Siddhaya namah.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Aghoris eating human flesh is false (cannibalism debunked)

Misinterpretation of spiritual fact that Aghoris are cannibalistic.

This is the second post about the Aghora philosophy. The first post of Aghora was explained with relevance to vedanta. Both have things in common which were outlined. Let me write to some myths about Aghora and if they have any degree of truth in them?

1) Aghori eats Human flesh.

If you have read my previous post on Aghora-1, you might as well conclude that the Aghora lineage has some big seers and saints. The tradition starts from Lord Shiva, the famous Aghoris were Lord Dattatreya who initiated Aghori Kinaram to this lineage. The Kinaram lineage is one authentic lineage of Aghora tradition that is predominant and prevalent in Indian subcontinent and the ashram of Aghori Kinaram is in Varanasi. His guru was none other then Mahasiddha Dattatreya.

Mahasiddha Dattatreya the pinnacle of wisdom of both Vedanti and the Aghora sect would not advocate any Aghori to be a cannibal. Aghoras have restriction upon nothing but this doesn't mean they start to do things which have no moral values and no utilities for them. Eating human flesh is something that is unimaginable and unthinkable. The very notion of cannibalism in the name of spiritualism is nothing but deviation from the truth.

There are two possible ways to explain the myth, "why do Aghoris eat human flesh?.

a) To defame Aghora sect and discourage sadhaks to pursue it.
Misinterpretation of spiritual and religious facts.

Let me explain you both.

a) To defame Aghora sect and discourage sadhaks to pursue it:

Aghora sect is the lineage of Vairagi and dispassion. Aghora means to go the extreme of the extreme. Since, Aghora are Shaivist they are more inclined to the destruction of their own self and they are extreme vairagis. Nothing in this world moves them besides Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is the only truth to them and everything beside Shiva is false.

Because they do not adhere to special rules and restrictions because of extreme dispassion, they are free from the society. This is outer freedom for them. After this, they tend to free themselves from "Eight inner traps" (अस्ट पाश) which are inner attributes like hate, doubt, fear, shame/shyness abhorrence, family, lineage and animal instinct. So to achieve the freedom from these eight inner traps they tend to leave their homes and then reside in cemetery. They then smear their body with ashes. They embrace the idea that their body will one day die and the cemetery is their body's destination.

Since, the Aghori's then move out of their homes and stay in cemetery which off course is not society friendly. The society then made false propaganda against Aghora sect so that people will not pursue it. No society has ever liked the idea of Aghora and No Aghora have ever liked the idea of settling in the society. The defamation of Aghora by the society was its own mechanism to save itself. Therefore, Aghoras were defamed to an extreme by claiming that the Aghora are cannibals, which offcourse is not true.

b) Misinterpretation of spiritual and religious facts.

No scriptures and religion are ever false. All religions and scriptures are designed for the betterment of human race. Religion is a tool to expand humanity. No religion ever says that one should be a cannibal, instead religion always protects the idea of humanity before human. The simple idea of cannibalism is misinterpreted fact. The Aghori's eat human flesh doesn't imply that they go to the cemetery and eat human flesh. The westerners have proofs of videos that they have recorded Aghoris eating human flesh in front of their cameras. They are nothing but fake people deprived of spiritualism who eat human flesh just for money.

The idea of eating human flesh is more like a eating ones oneself. We have special Bhairava in our spiritualism who is named "Kirtimukha" Bhairava. All Bhairavas are Aghori because the lord of all Aghori is Aghoreshwara Shiva himself and he himself is Bhairava. The "Kirtimukha Bhairava" ate his whole body and only his head with neck remained. That is why the "Kirtimukha Bhairava" is represented as Bhairava with only his head and in the expression of rage.

The whole idea of "Kirtimukha Bhairava" eating himself is not cannibalism. It is the fact that he through his penances, the Bhairava was able to win over his body and then transcend it. Every person has Ambrosia or Amrita in the Sahasrar Chakra. When a person activates the chakra, then the person can taste the Amrita and then be immortal. The Bhairava with only his head representation simply means he who has activated his Crown chakra and tasted the Amrita inside. Since, the amrita is not artificial but produced by the body therefore, being alive through the amrita is a way like dining on ones own self.

The whole idea of spiritualism cannibalism is also present in Christianity. Let me quote you a line
from John 6:51-58:

 "I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." 52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" 53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 "Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 "For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 "This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."

From the above lines from the bible, we can directly infer what Jesus Christ meant by flesh and blood?. He was not promoting cannibalism among Christians. It was more like a metaphor and analogies to explain and extend the truth. No person who ever read these lines shall infer that Christ by his own strength and through the power vested to him by his father i.e the god, was promoting cannibalism to the Christians. If any person in this universe be it Christians and any other faith, if interprets John 6:51-58 as cannibalism then it is simple "Misinterpretation of spiritual and religious facts".

Similar is with the Aghoris. For the Aghori's whoever eats his own human flesh and drinks his own blood in the form of Ambrosia or Amrita inside ones self, is bound to live forever. This is no cannibalism but a spiritual fact. The misinterpretation of the spiritual fact leads to stranger inference which is called Cannibalism.

I would want to sincerely be grateful to His Holiness Kaulanatak Peethadeshwara Mahayogi Satyendra Nath for guiding me through the spiritual wisdom. He also initiated me and many other in the lineage of Aghora.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Lord Shiva and Shivatwa

Shiva = Shakti

It is  Maha Shivratri nonth, the most auspicious festival of Lord Shiva. It is the day where all the shiva followers practice penances for the perfection of their sadhana.

The main element  of Maha Shivaratri is Lord Shiva himself and the attainment of "Shivatwa". Shivatwa means "Ishwaratva". To establish Shivatwa inside means to establish and nurture the divinity inside. That divinity is the source of the whole universe and human existence. When nothing in this universe remained only divinity remained and through that divinity all things sprung and to that divinity everything shall rest upon.

Before going into "Shivatva" we should dwell upon who Shiva is and who Shiva isn't? From Aghor tradition and perspective "everything is Shiva". There is nothing that isn't Shiva because Shiva of the Aghora doesn't just mean lord Rudra only but the "tatwa" that is the element. In modern terms, there is the concept of Higgs Boson which is also known as the god particles. It is something that permeates the whole universe and it gives mass to all matter. Shiva in exact word is like Higgs Boson which permeates the whole universe and which is the building blocks of everything even the atom.

Both Vedanti and Aghoras confluence on a certain point. Both believe that the supreme reality i.e Brahman for Vedanti and Shiva for Aghori's is the element that permeates everything in this universe. For both who do not go with the form but the "tatwa" inside it treats everything as tatwa. When everything is tatwa then there is no difference between a man and woman, black and white people, foe and friends etc. To give up every dogma of the self and then realizing the self through penance and Gyana is the ultimate aim of any sadhana.

Lord Shiva is Ishwara therefore Shiva tatwa is Ishwara tatwa. The Vedas and the upanishad and agama nigama says that "soul is Brahman", "Jiva is Shiva". Therefore, there is no distinction between Ishwara and the self. The self is ones own existent and not the perception of the self, identified with the body, sense, mind etc. The soul is the Ishwara inside us, to realize that the self is Shiva is the ultimate aim of Shivatva.

To seek self realization and to attain self realization and to be the supreme observer of every phenomena is to be Shiva. To be the center of the centrifugal force is to be Shiva. The centrifugal force may have dynamism and the center may lack luster but the centrifugal force always remains rotated around the center. The center causes the centrifugal force. The center is the Shiva and the centrifugal force is the Shakti.

Therefore, sadhaks who realizes that the body, mind, senses, blood, bones, feelings etc are like the centrifugal force that rotates around the center known as self or soul becomes Shiva. This realization doesn't come with reading books but through self practice, discipline and grace austerity.

It was my great fortune to have been initiated into Shivatva by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeswar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ishputra. It is a great journey to the center of ones own existent and it is a journey of thousand miles that ends in a dot. The size of that dot is the 1/1000 part of the tip of a human hair. 

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Dharm Adhikara (oriental legal system) vs Western legal system.

This post is written in reference to an allegation made by an advocate of Himachal Pradesh to His Holiness Mahayogi Satyendra Nath that the asana upon which he reigns is of Sesh Naaga and he portrays himself as Lord Vishnu and many more. Before answering the query, it would be my privilege to write upon the subjects which I am very interested upon, law and spiritualism. Both are my passions. I am appearing for my bar exam this year and I am an ardent spiritual person initiated to the lineage of Kaula siddhas by His Holiness Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji maharaj (Ishaputra).

First of all, let us have a look upon the western legal system. The western legal system is the predominant system that is universal. Even countries like Nepal, India have adopted western legal system without a shadow of a doubt. Western legal system mainly consists of Common law system, Continental law system. The American law system is emerging and in recent trends much of legal improvements and break through have come from the American legal system. Pragmatism, originalism, formalism, American realism has much to offer for the world.

The most followed legal system in the world is the Common law system which originated from United Kingdom. UK has no written constitution and the laws of the country are interpreted as per the culture, norms and values of the country called common law. Common law have been furthered by the judges because it is the judges who interprets the common law for adjudicating legal cases. The judges used to travel from places to places for adjudication. Since, it is the judge's interpreted law so to maintain the sanctity of their own decision they formulated a new principle called "Principle of Stare Decisis" which literally means any judgement when made by the court, it strictly has to follow the precedents of similar cases.

In Eastern or Oriental jurisprudence things were very different then that of western legal system. Until this date the Oriental or specially the Hindu legal system is mainly based on scriptures of great personalities. For eg, Yagvalkyasmriti, Manusmriti etc. Great personalities wrote books that served as the basis of justice. Those personality were endowed with the status and rank of "Dharma Adhikar" which means "Dharma eligible". They had the capacity to give justice as per their own discretion because they were learned scholars and people trusted their judgments because the judgments were based on inner conscience and not reasons. Whatever they did, they eventually did it for the betterment of the society.

The fundamental difference between the jurist ad judges of the western legal system and the oriental system were that to become a judge in common law system, one has to get admitted to Law, pass the law, become a lawyer and then become a judge but in oriental concept the judges prepared similar judges like them through guru/sishya disciple lineage and traditions. The guru used to make the disciple exactly like him or her in terms of valor and intellectual. The "Dharma Adhikari" would appoint their disciples as "Dharma Adhikari" after rigorous test because the disciple represented the guru and the guru had to be strict while selecting the disciple to continue the legacy of their traditions.

These days we follow the common law system that is for the reason we value the judges and jurist of common law system more then our own "Dharma Adhikaris". Our "Dharma Adhikari" are far more talented then their judges. For instance, the hedonism principle of Charvaka Rishi is more lively then that of hedonism of John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Benthem.

The traditions of "Dharma Adhikar" is in hibernation because in this day and age people have started loosing credibility. The absence of credibility have put this tradition in hibernation. We now follow laws made by politicians and those laws are interpreted and adjudicated by the judges who are politically appointed. How much credible can our laws be said. Since politicians are motivated by power, is our legal system more power friendly and justice friendly? Does he support the riches over poors? Why does it take decades and decades to adjudicate the case of poor people but rich people get instant justice or justice as per their own choosing?

We seriously have to answer it. Is it high time for us to update our legal system? Is our legal system more pragmatic or should it be more of a culture oriented. Isn't it high time for our legal system to find its root and then develop its legal system?

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