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 www.feedspot.com, 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.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Why do "pranprathista" of your yantra and idol?

Pranprathista means energizing. It means to invoke certain energies in any idol or in any yantra or in the medium of your worship. Idol and yantras are the means of worship. They are important upto a stage and after past particular stage one needs no rosary, idol and yantra for worship. Then the worshiper chants the mantra rigorously and after certain stage he/she doesn't chant the mantras, after that its all yoga for the worshiper.

Energizing and invoking energies is paramount important for any tantra sadhak. It is the basic of "upasana" means "to be near". If a person places a stone in front of him or her and then worship lord Shiva then it is not going to be fruitful because the mind doesn't associate the stone with lord Shiva. But when you place a stone and energize it as lord Shiva and put some tika and if you offer milk, water etc then it becomes Shivalinga and after certain amount of time, it becomes sacred place. The stone at point did not have any value because our mind didn't associate it with any energies or deities but after invoking and energising the stone becomes Lord Shiva.

After your mind associates the stone with lord Shiva and the sadhaks chants mantra then transformation begins to happen. The person then gets connected to the consciousness of lord Shiva and then the person gets transformed. Thereafter, the powers and attributes of lord Shiva then gets transferred to the sadhaka. It is oneness and when oneness happens miracles takes place.

The basis of all energizing and invoking is the human emotions. One should know that a human emotion turns a stone into Shivalinga and a Shivalinga into a stone. Such powerful is our own power of emotions. Energizing any idol and yantra is harnessing the power of our own emotions for our own development. It is tantra in itself and it works.

The prime example of use of human emotions and pranprathista can be deduced from the story of Eklavya and guru Dronacharya. Eklavya makes an idol of guru Dronacharya and then pays homage to the idol of Guru Dronacharya and worships it. He then practices the archery skills in front of the idol. He practices rigorously and after some time he becomes so proficient that he overtakes Arjuna as the great archer. He even gets the secretive knowledge of Guru Dronacharya.

Not a single day is past without Eklavya not practicing infront of the idol of his self proclaimed guru. Dronacharya had never met him nor accepted him as his disciple but Eklavya took all the knowledge from Dronacharya from unknown sources. It is the oneness of Eklavya with Dronacharya that all knowledge of guru Dronacharya got transferred to Eklavya.

In the case of Eklavya, his constant worship and treating the idol as Dronacharya got the idol energized and then upasana took place. He harnessed the power of emotions into the idol and then transformed his own life. Such power lies in pranprathista of the idol and yantra.

Therefore, it is prime importance for any sadhaka to energize and invoke the deities in any idol and yantra for desired result. 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Tantra explained through whatsapp

Tantra is the special procedure to perform any action for the desired and intended results. Tantra is the best decribed as "Technology". Just like a person in Kathmandu can talk to the person in any part of the world through "Whatsapp" due to the networking brilliance of modern day scientist, similarly tantra is the "whatsapp" application to connect with any gods in this universe to get a desired or intended results.

In "Whatsapp" to connect to another person one needs to install the "whatsapp" in his/her mobile. He gets it activated. He then acquires the whatsapp number of the required  person. Then through the whatsapp number, the person can be texted and contacted. If the person replies the two people then can have conversation as per their convenience. "Whatsapp" is an application and it is the outcome of mobile and internet technology. It has revolutionized the whole networking communication technology.

Like "Whatsapp" procedure, tantra procedure is no different. The tantra practitioner has to install the diksha of the particular deity in his body, when the diksha gets activated after sometime the person then chants the mantra of the particular deity which is like the "Whatsapp" number of the deity. The mantra's vibration then reaches the deity and like the "whatsapp" user if the deity feels like responding, they reply back. Their replies can be seen and felt in the life of the practitioner.

The technology of connecting with either gods or humans is no different. The same principle applies in both. It is just change in domains and materials else the "tantra" of connecting in both disciplines is always same. It needs a simple analogy to hit realization. 

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Being voted "top 20 hindu blog" by feedspot

It was my immense privilege to have been bestowed with the title of "Top 20 Hindu blog" by feedspot. I received an email which is shown above. I am also allowed to use the "badge" in my website by feedspot which is presented at the right side of the screen.

If you were to view my blog, the badge is presented at the top right side of the blog.

I wish to thank you all for making this blog. I only write the blog it is the readers that adds soul to the blog.

Thanking you all again. I would also like to pay homage to His Holiness Kaulanatak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaj who was very merciful and he who left no stone unturned to teach me the eternal wisdom of the Sanatana. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Hinduism is the religion of peace.

Lord Rama the epitome of Dharma

Hinduism is the religion of peace. The history of India is the living proof how India has been tolerant to other faiths. India got itself divided based on two nation theory of "Hindu" and "Muslim", yet it harbors more Muslims then Pakistan harbors "Islam". Is Pakistan predominantly a Muslim country as tolerant as India? We all know the answers. Silence is the intelligence.

I have a real life story to illustrate why "Hinduism" is the religion of peace.

One fine day when i was returning from Delhi to Kathmandu, I was caught in the boredom of the sleeper class of the train. I had to travel from Delhi to Raxaul on a train and then catch a bus from Birgunj border to Kathmandu. I was travelling in a sleeper class because that was the only ticket I and one of my colleague finally managed to get it in the 11th hour. Had he not traveled with me I would have been choked to death by boredom.

In an Indian train, there are lot of compartment from first tier to third ac to sleeper class, inside every compartment there are sub-compartments which is like a mini room. In the mini room there are 6 beds 3 in each side. The 3 layered bed out of which the middle bed is folded in the day time and and at night it is reinstated for sleeping. The baggage's are placed below the lower seats. The sleeper class lacks AC.

I was allocated the upper berth and my fellow Nepali brother was on the upper berth of the opposite side. We were as usual talking about our lives and how great the journey to India had been. I infact love India as my own country. I am also very appreciative to the fact that Nepalese are mostly Hindus and we don't need visas to visit religious Hindu sites. We can roam freely in the premises of Somnath temple to the corners of Odishha, from Ma Vaishno devi temple to the beaches of Kanyakumari. Indians they treat us no different then them. India has given me everything.

One elderly gentlemen was particularly concerned about a luggage that was placed under the seat by another gentlemen at the start of the journey and had not visited even once after travelling 13 hours to check it. The concern suddenly gained momentum, we had all people gathered in our sub compartment and people were suspecting it. There have been many train blasts and terrorist attacks on train.  Particularly the 2006 Mumbai Train bombings where more then 200 people were killed and 700 people were injured. The terrorist had used pressure cooker bomb for the explosion.

Different people had different opinions. There were two Muslims gentlemen who were travelling in the other mini room and they looked very scared and conscious too. There were also people of Mongolian ethnicity from Sikkim who were travelling in the same compartment and they were no different when it came to reaction.

Soon people started to inquire about the luggage. None came forward from the compartment to claim it. The elderly gentlemen then decided to inform the police for the suspected object. The two older policemen came to the scene. They look concerned too. They informed their heads and the heads had given them the orders to open the bag. The police men were reluctant to open it at first. They were procrastinating. They even had a disagreement within them so as to who would open the bag.

One of the policemen then agreed to open the bag. He then first put his ears near to the luggage to hear if anything was making a sound. He then laid the luggage flat amidst so many people surrounding us. I and my fellow Nepali were looking helplessly from the upper berth. Every thing was happening under our nose and I have to admit, like all the gentlemen out there even I was scared. I was scared that my inner suspicion  about the bag would materialize and we would be taking the short route to the heaven.

The police then opened the chain of the mini front pocket because the main luggage was locked. While he opened the luggage, the first thing he took out was a razor blade and a shaver. People were holding their breath. All people who were watching the incident was on their toes. The moment was getting very unpredictable. Anything could be found in the baggage. The next thing that came out of the front pocket of the luggage took our breaths away and it made our hearts pound even faster.

The policemen took out a something that looked like a book covered in a red cloth. People's jaw dropped. My eyes widened. My fellow Nepali traveler suddenly had a serious face. The policemen looked scared and there was a pin drop silence on the compartment. Every people were concerned what would that book be. Was our greatest fear going to be materialized or anything could happen. It was the moment that took our breath away. Not only did it take our breaths away, it took all the springs out of our faces. We all had winter in our faces and everything had withered.

The policemen then slowly unraveled the cloth and then looked astonished. Sudden euphoria could be seen in the policemen face. The policemen looked relaxed. He then in a very happy and calmed voice affirmed, "ये राम चरित्रमानस हे", which means "this is Ram Charitra Manas". People then took long breath and made a sound of sigh of relief "aah". The two Muslims with Hijab on their head and a muffler on their neck looked relaxed and with a sigh of relief went to their mini room. I and my fellow Nepali traveler looked at each other and he said to me "Almost".

Seeing the Ram Charitra Manas book every one returned to their seats, even the policemen didn't look further. They said this luggage belongs to a Brahmin. So no threats persists. Suddenly out of nowhere an elderly person comes to the scene. The elderly man below my seat recognizes him and asked him, "Why did he leave the luggage and not came to inspect it?". He then replied that he was travelling with his wife and daughter in the same train. Because of the non availability of the train seats. His wife and daughter got the ticket of the same compartment while as he got the ticket to the compartment that was very far from the compartment to his family. So, he had decided he would keep the luggage here and then be with his family.

He then furthered stated that he heard from another person that "there was something suspicious luggage on the another compartment and police were then searching and inspecting it". He then out of concern for his own luggage had come to our mini room to inspect it. People then were advising him that he should have at least come to inspect the bag and not leave it unattended.

I then witnessed everything and then with a relief laid down on my berth. Sudden epiphany came to my mind. "I wandered what if the book that was uncovered was Quran. Would the policemen stop the search procedure?, Would the two Muslim men be more happy or sad like we were very happy to uncover it as Ram Charitra Manas? Would all the people be relaxed and not be bothered at all?, Just a book of Ram Charitra Manas changed the whole perspective of the situation. Doesn't the idea of Hinduism itself propagate peace or else why would the whole compartment be so relaxed to the uncovering of the Ram Charitra Manas.

The train never stopped as it was running on its own pace. Nothing had changed but somewhere in  the situation, I had hit a realization and my perspective had changed.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Dog Worship festival in Nepal

Kukur Tihar, the festival were dogs are worshiped and honored.

Every year on the month of Kartik, when there is festive seasons for the Indians, we Nepali celebrate Deewali as Deepawali and we call it "Tihar". The Tihar has five days which starts with worship of crows and then worship of dogs, worship of Mahalaxmi and then Govardhana Puja and then the Tihar concludes on Bhaiya dhuj or popularly in Nepal, "Bhaitika"

The five days series of the festivals falls under the period of "Panchak" meaning five times. When the moon passes through the series of five nakshetra then Panchak takes place. The Panchak or five days is celebrated as the festive season. The first day starts with crow worship and the second day is the Dog worship.

The Dog worship day takes places in the auspicious day of "NARKA CHATURDASHI". In this day, Bhairava is extensively worshiped. Narka means the pinnacle of tamas. It is in this day, the tamas form of deity are worshiped. Deities like Mahakali and Bhairava are worshiped. But in Nepal, Bhairavas are specially worshiped by the tantric Newar of Kathmandu valley. The Bhairava is worshiped because Bhairava destroys the intrinsic tamas of the worshiper. In front of him, no Tamas stands.

The Dog are worshiped and honored because Dogs are the vahana of Bhairava god. If the Bhairava god is happy then the dogs start to serve and protect the worshiper because like Bhairava, the Dogs are also Kshetrapala meaning "protector of the area". So reversely worshiping the dogs is also worshiping the Bhairava god. So, from religious and spiritual point of view, basically dogs are worshiped to communicate with Bhairava god so Bhairava god protects the worshiper from evil spirits and to destroy all intrinsic tamas.

Now, the dog worship and honoring festival also known as "Kukur Tihar" in Nepal is celebrated from multitude perspective.  Lets explore some perspective.

1. Celebration by Armies and Police:

The armies and police in this day worship and honor the trained dogs because it is the dogs that help them in many of their search ventures. Dogs is internationally used for searching the crime scenes. The police and armies pay special tribute to the dogs for helping them in all their day to day office duties. The armies and police worship their own trained dogs.

Nepal Police worshiping their trained dogs. It is an yearly event on Kukur Tihar

2. Personal celebrations:

A personal dog being worshiped inside the room.

This is the day where lot of house holders who have dogs as their pet worship and celebrate by worshiping their own dogs. I personally have so many friends who have dogs as their pet and they treat the dogs no less then their relative. In fact they treat their dogs as their siblings. They worship and honor it with such zeal because the festival gives them the opportunity to appreciate the constant company the dog gave them.

3. Religious celebrations:

"Every dog has its day". This axiom couldn't be more true then when it comes to "Kukur Tihar" in Nepal. Because its a religious celebration, even the stray dogs are treated with utmost respect. The stray dogs might be treated badly in any other day but because it has religious value that day, the stray dogs receive such special treatment. Not only they are worshiped and honored but they are also offered foods to eat. Once a year Narka Chaturdashi is the day of the stray dogs.

Whatever be the perspective while celebrating the festival of dog worship. But one thing that is commonly accepted is the fact that the "dogs are human's best friend". They give you constant company and they are the most faithful companion one will ever find. A day attributed to celebration of their service to human society is praise worthy and this date should be made an international accepted day for saying thanks to the dogs for whatever they have contributed to the human life.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Chath festival and worship of Sun god.

Chath is one of the most important festivals celebrated by the Hindus. It is the worship of Sun god. In Nepal, the Chath festival is predominantly popular and celebrated by the Madheshi sect. The Madhesi sect bears close resemblance with the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar culture because they are the border states with Nepal. It is for the reason there is cultural exchange between two countries which makes the friendship bond even more stronger. The Nepalese and Indian people are united by one similar culture and lifestyle and that is Hinduism and Buddhism.

Every year when the Deewali ends and after four days past the Deewali, Chhat festival is celebrated. It is also the time when the winter formally starts in Indian subcontinent. It starts to get cold or in pure sense it is the start of the winter. The hardcore winter will then follow in the days to come and in Makar Sankranti, the cold hits the saturation point.

Now the question arises, "Why is the Sun god worshiped in Chath?". Is it because of the start of the winter?. If it is so then wouldn't it be more reasonable to worship Sun God in the month of Poush or January?. Is the worshiping of Sun god because its winter the only reason?. The answer can be given from the perspective of Jyotish.

After the conclusion of the Deewali and four days past it, Chath festival is celebrated. Deewali always falls on the month of either the end of the Asoj month or the the Kartik month. In the Kartik month the Sun god transcends to the Tula rashi or the Libra horoscope. The Sun is debilitated in Tula rashi and is exalted at Mesha or Aries. The Sun is the most weakest in Tula rashi.

Now, Sun or Surya devta is the known as the king of the nine planets. The Sun also represents the soul inside us and the seven chakras. The Sun is atmakaraka. In the month of Kartika the Sun devta is the most weakest. This would in turn affect the Atma karaka or the Soul aspect in humans. To not be affected by the loss of Surya devta aura inherent in us, we worship Sun god to fill the emptiness inside us. We worship Surya devta to not be devoid of the most vital aspect and that is the soul aspect of a  human.

Secondly, through the perspective of Surya Yoga, we also worship sun god in Chatha festival because Sun represents the seven chakras inside our body. To worship the sun god is to strengthen the inner seven suryas or the chakras. The Kundalini Yoga can be conducted through Surya yoga and it should be learned from a respected guru who can teach you Surya yoga. Surya is worshiped to balance the chakras too.

Chatha without Sun god worship is incomplete and without Sun god we would miss the most vital aspect of a human i.e the soul aspect. I was fortunate enough to be initiated into the sadhana of Lord Surya by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaja of
Kaula lineage.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Bhairava - part i

Bhairava is depicted in the anger mode. It merely means Bhairava is epitome of Masculinity.

The real meaning of Bhairava is a mystery in itself. Bhairava is like a marriage of many attributes and virtues and it cannot be confined in any single word. Mark Twain once family said "Marriage is not a word but a sentence". Like Mark Twain, for me, "Bhairava is not a word but a long never ending sentence". I have termed it as "never ending sentence" because a Bhairava is infinite when the true meaning of Bhairava is realized and Bhairava when viewed through the perception of the physicality becomes a tantra practicioner.

Bhairava etymologically would mean (Bhaya + rava), which literally means which dispels the fear inherent in a human. Bhairava is someone who controls and has mastered all types of fear in his inner world. Only when the inner fears are won, the light is spread inside. The outer world is the reflection of the inner world. The more illumine the inner world the brighter the outer world.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the ex president of USA once in his famous speech stated "we have nothing to fear but the fear itself". His speech writer might have written the famous line but it is one of the most basic axiom in Tantra itself. When one fears, one is defeated because fear is psychological. Outer battles can be won through powers but a fear in a heart would stop the person to take action. Since fear control the mind, being a Bhairava means going beyond mind. That is for the reason the Bhairava is pictured as someone who is holding a skull cap. The skull cap literally means his mind is under his control and he dictates his mind and not the other way around.

There are basically two basic emotions that guide all human actions and endeavors. They are fear and desire. If you control the fear then there is no desire that you cannot fullfill. If fear is taken care of then desire takes care of itself. A Bhairava is therefore who is adept in both spiritualism and materialism because he neither fears spiritualism nor materialism. He can adapt in both disciplines.

A Bhairava is therefore a person who is a tantra practicioner and and is in the process of mastering all his fears. If you do not fear and desire a particular thing, then you can have the perfect unbiased and neutral perception towards it. Bhairava is someone with a pure perception.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Deewali or Deepawali needs celebration.

Deewali is the most happening festival for the Hindus. It is such happening that it is termed as festive season in the economic market. Right from Dhanteras to Bhaiya Dhooj. In Nepal, Dewali is called Deepavali which literally means the same and is popularly known as Tihar in common language.

Tihar starts with the worship of Pitri (deceased soul) of the ancestor. They worship crow because crow is believed to be the messenger of the Pitris. Then, the dogs are worshipped in Narka chaturdashi right before the day of the Laxmi Pooja or the main day of the Deewali. The dogs are woshipped because the dogs are the vahanas of the Bhairava. The Bhairavas annihilates every sins of a human and they are prayed and worshipped for the protection. The main day Deewali is the no moon day/night i.e the no moon night and on the night of deewali extensively Goddess Laxmi is worshipped for the attainment of luxury, prosperity, abundance and wealth.

The Laxmi pooja is done at the night time when the environment is pitch black. Clay lamps are lit all around so that they can displace the darkness by light. There are certain aspects and reasons why the festival demands lighting the clay lamp and also worshipping Goddess Laxmi. There are reasons but most of them have either withered away from the souls of these generations or they have not understood the main reason for worshipping the Goddess Laxmi on Deewali night. Lets have a look for some of the reason.

Dashain or Dusshera or popularly as Navaratri is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Durga to subdue and eliminate the demonic values, attributes in us. Right after finish the navaratri and the start of another fortnight there is Deewali. In Deewali we worship Goddess Laxmi to eradicate the darkness inside us. Darkness means every form of darkness and just not material wealth. The darkness is an umbrella term here. The darkness has wide meanings like inferiority complex, laziness, Tamas, self defeating beliefs etc. Goddess Laxmi is believed to bestow the worshipper of every types of wealth and to displace every types of darkness with her own effulgent light. That is for the reason the oil lamps are lighted so as to displace the darkness. The burning of the clay lamp is one symbolic act.

There is also another aspect of burning the clay lamp. This is the most important aspect of Deewali. It is the tantric aspect. Burning the clay lamp has a tantric meaning. The clay lamps according to tantra, 52 of them have to be lit or if one wants to go to an extreme then 1000 clay lamps have to be lit. The question arises why only 52 clay lamps in general?

After the conclusion of the secretive Goddess Laxmi mantra chanting and worshipping and when all the formalities of worship is finished then the clay lamps are lit. According to tantra our body is also a Pinda and the Pinda and the Pinda and Brahmanda or the universe is the same. That is for the reason there exist darkness in the universe and the same darkness also exist in the inner universe. In the Deewali night where it is no moon, the darkness pervades everything. Similarly inside us there is darkness that pervades our consciousness and the seat of the consciousness is the Bindu which is inside our brain. Goddess Laxmi is one goddess which displaces the darkness of the universe and then she creates everything. She is the creative aspect of Lord Vishnu. Through her prowess every matter, planets and universes are created. She is the light unto herself.

With this reference, the tantric practitioner lits 52 clay lamps because our brain has 52 points. The real darkness in tantra is when none of the 52 points are active. It is through the blessings of Goddess Laxmi the tantric tries to activate all the 52 points and that is for the reason, the rigorous penances of the Goddess is done. After conclusion of the worship 52 clay lamps are lit as a symbolic representation of the activation of the 52 points of the brain. This is the tantric aspect of the whole Deewali which is very secretive and is hidden.

Therefore, Deewali is the night to displace the inner tamas and those tamas are only displaced when the 52 points of the brain are activated. That is for the reason Goddess Laxmi is worshipped and the clay lamps are lit. I am fortunate enough to have been initiated on the worship of Asta Laxmi by His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaj.

Happy Deewali to all my readers and may the Deewali bring you all the wealth in this world and displace the inner darkness. May the Goddess Laxmi activate all the 52 points in the brain of my readers and lead them to the real wealth i.e the wealth of consiousness.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

The need for celebrating festival

Festivals are the soul of Hinduism. Without festivals Hinduism is incomplete. Festivals are occassion where we rejoice. We exist and we are grateful for whatever happened and how the acts of past generation have made an impact on us. So, we rejoice and celebrate festivals. Celebrating festivals is one of the most best way to be grateful to the existence.

Festivals also has great economic value. It is in festivals people spend freely. As in Dhanteras people freely spend and buy golds and vehicles. Some people even make investment in the share market on this particular day. Because of people spending in festivals, lot of people get employed and make money. For instance, in Laxmi pooja the mud lamp is sold extensively. People buy the mud lamps. The potter along with the wholeseller to the transporter all get jobs just by you people celebrating Laxmi Pooja.

Festivals are also the time where money can be spent and regulated in the market more efficiently. The more people spend the more profit sellers make and the same seller is also a customer to another business. When a person spends a money the profiter also spends money and the third person also has a profit and the third person also start spending. This is how market goes forward.

Since, festivals are lifestyle of Hindus, we should know how to regulate it even better way. We should aspire people to spend more. We should make our festivals connected to our economic system. If our economic system becomes related to our culture then our culture will always be preserved. The main driving force of any society and globalization is the economic aspect. If festivals helps in blooming the economy our culture, religion will always be protected.

Moreover, these days culture are used as soft powers. In this day and age when United Nations have absolute control over the world, it is absolutely impossible to win a war with a fight. There will be a huge retribution. So the emergence of soft power has changed how propaganda and war are fought.
These days international relations and politics aren't decided by might and war but through diplomacy.

Soft power deploys culture, lifestyle, values of a particular country which appeals to the mass of another country. For instance, Holi, Diwali are such unique culture and festivals we have. They are propagated highly by the media such that people have tried adopting them. The Hollywood and English Televisions have greatly added to the diminish of Eastern culture. Lot of youngsters have embraced their soft powers.

I remember as a child I grew up watching Mahabharata and Ramayana in the T.V. Ramayana taught us how to perform one's duty and Mahabharata gave us a message that one should always side with righteousness. But these days I watched children watching the soap "Kasauti Zindagi ke" where the character marries Mr. Bajaj and then again with Anurag. She flip flops and sways like pendulum towards those two men. The childrens will for sure in their subconsious find the idea of marrying twice and thrice very ok and pleasurable and in doing so destroying the family values.

That is for the reason we should celebrate our festivals not only because it has economic value but it is the elongation and practice of our culture and our identity too. We celebrate Ram Nawami because our culture and religion aspire us to be as Lord Rama himself. We celebrate Shivratri because we know the ultimate aim of ones life is to be Shiva.

Our festivals help us grow. The day we stop celebrating it, we shall as a person also stop developing. Our culture will also come under serious threat. Our identity would be in grave danger. We might risk it or loose it. The best way to destroy a country is to attack their culture. We should not allow our culture to be tarnished and that is where celebration of festivals comes handy.

Celebration of our festivals mean our oneness in diversity. The more we stand united the more our culture and religion is going to be saved. We, the Kaulantak Peeth fraternity under the holy guidance of His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaj i working to save our culture. We are trying our best to reinstate the lost knowledges and practices of this country. Together we can succeed. We should unite for a change and let the change, change our eroded visions

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The need for worshiping gods and goddess

We Hindus are very liberal in our thoughts and very open when it comes to worshiping gods and goddesses. We are liberal because we worship many gods and we have no problem when other people worship other god then ours. Respect to one god is respect to all. Without the worship of gods, Hinduism is incomplete.

Worshiping gods somehow is  a spiritual contract theory. It is a spiritual contract because we worship the gods in the hope that the gods protect us. Just like in democracy, we vote to be governed similarly in spiritualism we worship god for the betterment of our own lives and to to internally develop oneself.

There are countless reasons for worshiping gods and goddess. Some vital concepts i shall explain below:

  1. Worshiping gods and goddess is just like installing a software inside us. If we compare ourselves with a computer then the our brain would be the CPU and the programs are installed for carrying out utility services. For instance, Avast antivirus is installed in one's computer so as to protect the computer against the threat of viruses. 
          Similarly, worshiping is also done for utility aspect. If one is poor then one would worship
          Mahalaxmi devi. The worship means "upasana" which literally means "to be near". When one  
          worships Mahalaxmi with devotion then the persons belief system gets changed. Due to the 
          power of association and the Law of Attraction, the person then starts to amass wealth because
          of the constant contemplation of the goddess, the beliefs and attributes of the devi starts to be              seen in the worshiper. This is how manifestation takes place

      2.  Worshiping gods and goddess is a cheat in this universe. It is a cheat to be reborn as a human              in next birth. The consciousness of the gods and goddess is higher then us. The consciousness              of animals are lower. We worshiping the gods means we being close to god. When we become            close to god then either we become one with god with the power of association or we walk in              the path to become one with the god. Therefore, every birth we take we become reborn as                    human because being one with god becomes ones tendency.

      3. To sharpen our intellect and to develop our brain. Gods and Goddesses have super human                    abilities. Therefore, in tantra they are worshiped so that through the law of attraction, the                      ability of gods transfers to the worshiper. This is age old tried and tested formula. But the                    exact formula is only revealed by a guru to a deserving disciple.

So, in a nutshell there are numerous reasons for worshiping gods. We Hindus have 33 crores gods and goddesses. The Kaulantak Peeth is the abode of the 33 crore gods and goddesses. It is there where they reside. The current head of Kaulantak Peeth is Mahayogi Satyendra Nath ji Maharaj and I also belong the same lineage because he initiated me to this path. 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Mahakali is the goddess which every tantric fraternity knows. A tantric who knows not What Mahakali is, he/she has then missed the vital aspect of the whole tantra itself. Basically the whole tantra is divided into Shiva/Shakti, 10 mahavidyas, 64 yoginis, asta matrika and other gods and goddesses.

Mahakali is the top most mahavidya. She is the eldest Mahavidya out of all 10 mahavidyas. Her Shiva is Mahakala. The shakti of Mahakala is Mahakali herself. She is such revered because she is even more powerful then Mahakala himself. There is the famous picture depicted where She stands on top of Mahakala. Symbolically, if we were to separate the shakti aspect from the Mahakala Shiva, he becomes Shava. Mahakali is the life of Shiva.

Secondly, Shiva is the ultimate lord. He resides in every one in the form of tatwa, known as "Shiv tatwa". She is ultimate goddess who can destroy the Shiva tatwa too. She is of such great power. Even Shiva is helpless infront of her. Lets have a more descriptive view on her depiction as given in the picture.

She is pictured on the top of Mahakala. It means if you subtract Mahakali from Mahakala then the Mahakala Shiva becomes shava or a dead body. She wears the garland of skulls which means ultimate her worshipper would be able to control own inner universe. She holds a khappar or the skull which literally means the worshipper of her can control their mind on their own will. She also drinks the blood of Raktabeej symbolically meaning that the devi can subjugate any demonic qualities in her worshipper.

If you were to look at a boarder sense, she is the ultimate shakti in this universe. When there was nothing in this universe then it was all dark. The dark force is infinite in nature and it is so dark that there exist no light. Through the darkness then the light orginated and the universe was created. In short it was she who was their before the universe was created and would remain after the universe is destroyed. That is for the reason, she is worshipped in Tantra for achieving Moksha. She is the bestower of Moksha.

She is in equal status with Gayatri devi. In satwik marg, Gayatri is the ultimate goddess who bestows you liberation from the world while as in tantra it is Mahakali who bestows liberation from the world. I have my allegiance to Kaulantak Peeth. Kaulantak Peeth worships Mahakali as their primary deity. I along with many sadhaks and His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaj worship her as our primary deity.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Hindu cremation vs other cremation styles

Hindu cremation is simple, it is done through fire. The body is burnt till it turns ashes. The remanents of the body is called asthi. The asthi is collected and released in the holy waters. It is believed that the holy waters shall liberate the deceased soul. This understanding can be attributed to the story of King Bhagirath who liberated all the souls of his deceased ancestors by bringing the Ganges from heaven to the earth through lord Shiva. The Ganga river flows and reaches the hermitage of Mahasiddha Kapila muni who had cursed the king's ancestor to be burnt till ashes. The Ganga river then sweeps and sways the ashes and the ancestors of King Bhagirath is then liberated.

Basically it was due to Mahasiddha Kapilmuni, the cremation of releasing the ashes on the holy river is practiced. It is believed that when the asthi is released in the holy water the deceased soul gets liberated. That is for the reason this tradition has been practiced for pure liberation of the deceased soul.

The main question that arises is "why are the bodies burnt after being deceased?". The answer to the simple question can be explained from different perspectives. Some of my perception are as follows:

  1. For spiritual purpose:
                                             We have an axiom in Hinduism "यथा पिण्डे तथा ब्रम्हाण्डे", which literally means, "the body of a human is similar to that of the universe". Everything that is contained in the universe is also contained in the human body. Therefore, if we were to use our imagination then we would infer that the universe is in motion. It is created from a black hole and is destroyed in the black hole. Similarly Hindus do not believe that they are the body. For hindus we are consciousness who has a body. We are all a consciousness seated in the bindu of our body. The consciousness finds a body and rests upon the bindu and then the body is formed. Similarly, when the body is burnt it burns everything but the consciousness.

So, it bascically means the body is temporary but the consciousness is permanent. Secondly, the body before cremating is made naked and it is very symbolic. It means the person was born naked and will return naked. He/she came with nothing and will take nothing.

      2. For ecological purpose:

                                                 The body were burnt because fire reduces everything to ashes. Back then there were abundant supply of woods because their were tree around. The smoke from the fire which constituted of carbon was consumed by the forest. The proportionate number of forest to the fire smoke were large. Therefore, the nature would just balance itself.

Secondly, if we cremate the body by burying it, it takes long to decompose and it also occupies a space. A second body cannot be buried because of the rotting smell of the previous body. The fire finishes the body within hours and the earth takes more then a month to decompose it wholly. The skeleton remains for years

      3. Non Attachment:
                                              The body is also cremated by fire for non attachment issues. If a person 's body is buried somewhere. The relatives gets attached to the coffin place. But if the body is burnt, everything is destroyed, so is the attachment which pertains to it. The burning of the body also reduces attachment and secondly with the rituals it also means people will also burn the dead person out of their consciousness.

So, the Hindu cremation by fire can be perceived through different perspectives. But one thing that stands out is that, the fire cremation is the best cremation style. The fire cremation destroys the body as well as the attachment related to it.

But in some sects of Hinduism we don't cremate the body through fire. We mummify it and we keep it in the caves of Himalayas. The tradition is as age old as the  civilisation itself. The Egyptian also followed similar mummyfing cremation style. The tradition of Kaula sect, the sect  to which i adhere to and His Holiness Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaj belongs mummify the dead body. Our sect does so because we dont believe in death. There is always coming back. There is always reincarnation.


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Rules and Regulations of Kaulantak Peeth

We are proud Bhairavas and Bhairavi's who have special allegiance to the tantric Kaula lineage, the utmost lineage and sect out of all the lineage and sects present in the Himalaya. The legacy of the Kaulas starts right from Lord Shiva, it then passes to the great Gurumandala who are the torch bearers of the  Kaula lineage and they in return have passed down the legacy and then handed down the torch and legacy to Maha Kaula Shiromani, Kaulantak Peethadeshwar  "His Holiness Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaj". His Holiness is the head of all the Kaulas present in this world. Since,"Kulika is Shiva themselves". His Holiness is Mahakulika, the head of all Kulas so he is the Mah Shiva or the great Rudra himself. This is for the reason he is also popularly known as "Ishputra" meaning "the son of Isha". Since in our tantric lexicons, "Isha" means Rudra or Shiva, so he is also known as "the son of Shiva". The son and the father are always one.

Such great reverence is of the Peethadeshwara of the Kaulantak Peeth that there are certain rules and regulation or protocols the Bhairav and Bhairavi's should abide by. They are following:
1) Since, His Holiness is Lord Shiva himself. He should also be revered as lord Shiva himself. Therefore, lord Shiva along with the authority Goddess of Kaulantak Peethm Ma Kurukulla Devi and His Holiness "Ishputra" should be revered and greeted with Kaulachara Pranam as frequently as possible. The Kaulachara Pranam is the mixed salutation process of Tantra and Yoga. The Bhairava and Bhairavi's should perform the Kaulachara Pranam as much as they can. The more they perform the more beneficial to them.2)One should also perform Kaulachara Pranama to both Guruma Ma Priya Bhairavi, the beloved of our guru His Holiness "Ishputra", and Ma Kurukulla. Both should be greeted with Kaulachara Pranam with same reverence and devotion.

3) One should not sit in the equal height of His Holiness anywhere and everywhere. His Holiness might out of compassion asks you to sit besides him or in the equal height, still you should politely deny it out of great reverence and then sit on the floor. The Peeth demands utmost devotion and reverence from the Bhairavs and Bhairavi's.

4) One should not talk when His Holiness is talking or interrupt him in middle of his teaching and sermon. He doesn't talk out of preparation. He preaches through the connection with the Gurumandala so a person should not interrupt him in between because that would break his inner connection with the Gurumandala. When he is talking, he is Lord Shiva in preaching.

5) It is mandatory for any Sadhak to wear the Kaulachari Dress, the red dhoti with yellow borders when inside the peeth. When they are out of the peeth the kaulachari dress is non mandatory.

6) Whoever wants to visit the market for personal purpose should first take the permission of Alok Bhairava.

7) When a sadhaks would want to talk with His Holiness, special time would be allocated. Even at the time of the questions by the sadhaka, the particular person should cover the mouth and then ask the questions. He/she should also bend or lean forward while in the proximity of His Holiness and Guruma.

8) The sadhaks are not allowed to indulge in smoking and chewing tobacco while in or out of the peeth and drinking is also strictly prohibited.

9) The sadhaks are also not allowed to eat outside the peeth or in the hotel at the time of the shivir.

10) Gossiping is strictly prohibited and restricted in the Ashram. If a person is free the person should indulge in sewa and chant the mantras of the peeth.

11) Everyone should wake up early in the morning and reach the sadhana hall within 6 am.

12) All should participate in Satya yoga and Kaulachara chanting.

13) All should keep their sadhana table clean.

14) One should keep the toilet clean.

15) One should not speak in loud voices and shouldn't make noises.

16) One should keep the mobile phone silent.

17) After every meal, the respective person should themselves wash their plates and glass.

18) Sewa is the most important aspect of the sadhana. Therefore, the participants should render as much sewa as they can.

19) One should be humble and they should also strive to cultivate divinity in them inside the Peeth, any form of intolerance and rude behaviour by the sadhaka would not be tolerated by the peeth.

20) The Peeth carries every right to deny the participation of any sadhaka in the midst of the sadhana shivir if the Peeth feels the particular person has violated the basic norms of the Peeth.

21) The Astottarsatnamawali book of His Holiness should also be treated with great reverence and not be haphazardly handled and also not be laid on the ground. It should only be placed on the top of the towel which the Peeth provides.

The list continues but the utmost needed element is the devotion and utmost reverence to the Kaula lineage.
Om namah shivaya.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Bali Pratha or Sacrifise Ritual

Devi Durga slaying the demon.

It is the third day of the Navaratri here in Indian subcontinent. People are poised to worship the Nava Durga, the nine forms of the Goddess Durga. The worship of Devi brings wealth, joy, prosperity, abundance with the slain of inner demons like animal instinct, tamas elements like, anger, greed, envious, pretentiousness etc.

The worship of Devi is done through Tantra, and it is done through rituals. The rituals are the life style of the Hindu Community. From the birth to the death, rituals do not end. From the very instance an infant is born, there is "baptism" or "name giving ceremony" then "rice feeding ceremony" then marriage ritual, pitri rituals, Kuldevta puja rituals, Ista devta puja rituals, Rudri rituals and list goes on and it doesn't end with the death too. After the funeral rituals the deceased person's descendant then carries out the ritual in his or her name every Pitri Paksha. The rituals are never ending process of Hindu community. That is what makes us culturally rich.

Right after the conclusion of Pitri paksha, Nava ratri starts. It is the most valued time for the tantric practitioners, it is the right time to carry out the rituals, penances and to start any auspicious work. The Devi Durga is the goddess of the HEROS or Viras or Warriors. She is the goddess of the warriors because she herself is the shakti and with her prowess she had slayed the almighty demon "Mahishasura" and therefore she is known as "Mahisasur Mardini", the slayer of Mahisasura demon.

The most controversial aspect of any Devi's sadhana or rituals is the use of sacrifice or bali. Bali is one of the most important aspect of the ritual. The whole ritual is incomplete if there is no sacrifice.
In our community, especially in Nepal which is the land of the warriors people use animals as the element of sacrifice. People sacrifice goat, hens, ducks, he-buffalo etc as per the rituals of the goddess.

Now, the question arises on "why are the animals used for sacrifice?". To answer that, we should first have to know for what reasons Goddess Durga was invoked. She was invoked because the demon Mahisasura was undefeatable and he started to create havoc everywhere. It is for his killing she was invoked by the gods. Now, to win the battle with Mahisasura is not like winning the opponent in the chess game. There was a fierce battle between them and she came out as the winner. She is naturally the goddess of the warriors.

In every rituals of devi, she is first invoked and when she is invoked she has the tendency to destroy the devils and demons because that is her nature. Where Devi resides, evil disappears. Now, we all also have demons and devils and the dark forces inside us. Those dark forces are in the form of animals instincts, greed, enviousness etc. When she is invoked, we sacrifice our inner demons to her because she is the only force that can destroy the very evil dark forces that is in our roots. This is for the reason the animals are used.

The animals are symbolic representation of our inner demons and devils. The animals are the representation of our inner animals instinct. In the ritual with the slaying and the sacrifice of the outer animal the inner animal instinct also is slayed and sacrificed because both are associated through the power and association of feelings. For instance, cows are never sacrificed because cows are firstly divine for many reasons and secondly it is connected with the divinity inside us. If we sacrifice a cow, the divinity in us is also sacrificed and a person becomes a devil from inside because the divinity is now absent from that person. To harness divinity is the work of a life time and to loose it just takes a a minute if you slay a cow for whatever reasons. Therefore, cows are not allowed to be sacrificed because it destroys the divinity in us.

Now, the question arises, "Why should animals be used?", the answer to the question can be inferred from above paragraph. The animal is the symbolic representation of the inner animal instinct. It is symbolic. That is for the reason, it can be substituted with coconut. The coconut is another element that can be used along with "Kubindo" or the Wax Guard. The coconut is more preferable and easy thing to sacrifice. That is for the reason we should substitute the animals by coconuts.

Secondly, the question also arises "if the animal slaying is itself a sin or not?". To answer it from the perspective of religion and spiritualism, The animals has a soul and when they are slayed, it is not the soul of the animal that is killed, it is the body that is slayed. The soul finds another body and the process continues until the soul is liberated through penances and is only possible in and through a human body.

 We Hindus believe that there are 84,00,000 lives ranging from bacteria's to humans to elephants to trees to shrubs etc. The human life is the highest in the hierarchy. When a person has gone through the lives of all the yoni's then the person attains the human body. The human body is such worthy that the soul can only be freed from the clutches of karma through human body. Human body is the medium for the salvation.

Since, the animal that has been used for the purpose of attaining divinity and is sacrificed in the name of the Goddess, the animal rises high in the hierarchy of the aforementioned lives gradually evolving to get the human body. The animals sacrifice is not only the sacrifice of our animal instinct but also the very animal instinct of the animal used. It is though violent but beneficial to both. The means may be annoying but the end is beneficial for both.

The haphazard way of killing the animals is sure for the killer to be sinned. The killer as per the law of karma, his soul find the body of an animal and then is slayed similarly. This is for the reason, animal sacrifice should only be done under proper rituals. It is like walking on the edge of the cliff, you have a high chance of falling down.

The whole sacrifice is the matter of belief. I personally am a vegetarian and I have substituted the animal with the coconut. The coconut is easy to get and is way cheaper then the use of the animals.
Personally, i think the whole "bali pratha" should exist because it is the sacrifice of our own inner animal instinct but the use of the animals should be substituted with coconut because it is more logical thing to do because if anything goes wrong in the animal sacrifice rituals, one becomes animals in the next birth through the law of karma. Why risk a human life to get an animal life?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Shiva linga and sensuality

A person just happened to send me a question about "Shiva linga"?. His question was, "Why Shiva linga has the explicit image of a men's penis and women's vagina like that of a picture shown in the above given picture. Does the explicit image reflect the sensual aspect of the religion?

To answer some of the inquisition of the person, I should first tell my readers that the explicit use of the penis and vagina in Shiva Linga has nothing to do with sensuality. If any person relates it to sensuality then the person has sinned on the spot. Tantra is secretive, if you don't understand tantra prima facie, you would be fooled by tantra. Tantra is not what it looks or seems like. Tantra is way beyond that. One needs a tantric mind to discern or infer the facts from the tantra.

Tantra uses symbols to explain phenomena. It heavily uses representation or symbols to do the upasana of gods and goddess and rituals. For instance, Maharishi Daitya guru Shukracharya lost his one eye because of Kusha grass, so the Kusha grass is exclusively used in tantra for warding off evil spirits. Now, the evil spirits are more stronger then the Kusha grass but our beliefs are attached to the Kusha grass and when it is powered by emotions, emotions powered by mantras, it harnesses the power of mind and mantra into it. It is the power of ones own mind and belief which wards off the evil spirit, the kusha grass merely serves as a catalyst or a trigger.

Similarly, the penis and vagina as shown in the picture represents masculine and feminine aspect of creation, i.e Shiva and Shakti respectively. Shiva doesn't mean the primitive Rudra alone, Shiva also means the masculine aspect of the whole creation that is the witness of every phenomena while as the Shakti is the dynamic energy which helps in the creation of anything in this universe. Alone the Shakti cannot function and alone the Shiva cannot function. Ultimately, Shiva and Shakti are equal and same but separate.

Inside every person there is masculinity and femininity. The male have more masculinity in them and less of femininity and females have more femininity and less masculinity in them. A person is only complete when he/she balances both the aspect inside themselves. The balancing act is not an easy task, it takes a rigorous practice.

The ultimate Shiva is Ardhanarishwara i.e half man half women. It is just like a chickpeas  broken into two. When it is broken into two, one equal half is Shiva and the other equal half is Shakti. We started our existence from  the very concept of Shiva and Shakti, the seed of our father is the Shiva while as the ovum of the mother is the Shakti, both fused to give a new life i.e us. Our life itself started from the Shiva and Shakti concept.

This Shiva and Shakti principle has a diverse use. It is also used in grammars, tantra, yoga, medicine etc. One similar utility of this principle is also used in Shiva linga worship.

The penis and the vagina in the Shiva linga represent the masculine and feminine aspect respectively. The penis is represented or symbolized as masculine aspect and the vagina is the feminine aspect. Now to symbolically represent the balance and oneness of the Shiva and Shakti, the penis is shown inserted inside the vagina. It is oneness. It is the oneness and fusion point of masculinity and femininity.

Therefore, the Shiva linga represents the balance of Shiva and Shakti, masculinity and femininity. It represents the oneness between Shiva and Shakti. The only problem in the whole thing is our own perception towards it.

We have a negative and pessimistic minds in us, the whole perception of understanding subtle elements of our religion is washed away by the sensual aspect of their brain. There is no sensual part in Shiva linga. It is our minds that extracts symbols as per our own discretion. The mind interprets the Shiva linga to be sensual and a spiritual person would interpret Shiva Linga as the union and balance of masculinity and femininity inside a person which will make them Shiva.

Unlike most people out there who makes criticizes the Shiva linga, you should remember that the Shiv linga represents you. The phallus represents the universal males. All males are masculine part of the creation. All females are represented by the yoni. All females are the feminine part of the creation. Every person is either male or a female, so the use of yoni and linga shouldn't be any problem to a spiritual seeker.

Furthermore, if you were to look from the Kundalini aspect of penance, the Shakti resides in the Muladhara Chakra or the base chakra of any person. Shiva resides in the Shiva bindu inside the Sahasrar Chakra at the forehead. The union of Shiva and Shakti means the dormant Shakti is raised from the Muladhara Chakra to unite with the Shiva in Shiv bindu. That is the end of the whole spiritualism. The person who has united the Shiva and Shakti inside them and has reached the Shiva bindu, the person becomes a siddha. He has two choices either to be a siddha and to live in this world or to pursue the goal further of Moksha.

Therefore the whole of Kundalini has been represented in a kind of a figure. One who has got the tantric mind knows how to interpret the symbols, one who knows not thinks it to be a "penis" and "vagina" and laughs. Little do they know, it is the laugh on their own stupidity.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Kamakhya Devi and Kamakhya Sadhana.

The announcement of sadhana shivir of Kamakshya goddess.

The Kamakhya Goddess is one of the most revered goddess for the Kaulas. There is a famous temple dedicated to Kamakhya goddess in Assam. It is believed that the "Yoni" of Mata Sati fell there and the temple was erected. Since, the Kamakhya is the place where Satidevi's yoni fell, one can simple infer that the whole cult and worship of Kamakhya Goddess is related to Yoni Tantra.

There might be many stories and anecdote of Kamakhya Goddess temple but that simply is not relevant. Stories can be made or be edited but facts remains the same. Fact is the most essential thing to understand any concepts. So lets talk about the whole Kamakhya Goddess and the tantric aspect to it.

Kamakhya can be broken down into two words (kama+ikshya) where kama = passion, sexual drive for creation, ikshya = wish, desires. Therefore, Kamakhya devi represent the creative aspects of the whole creation. The sexual drive should not be misrepresented that of an ordinary human. The sexual drive here represents the union of Shiva and Shakti. When the supreme Shiva and Shakti unite, the whole creation takes place. So, Kamakhya is the goddess who has the intense desire to unite with her Shiva for creation of this universe.

Tantra uses various methods to explain phenomena. One particular method that tantra uses to explain the universal phenomena into simple comprehensible terms is by using Analogies. Analogies is one of the method of elaboration and explanation  where the complex ideas are explained through the connection and similarities of day to day phenomena. The Yoni tantra uses the women body and the yoni as an analogy to explain the universal phenomena.

First of all, the universe is always in the process of creation and destruction. The creation and the destruction goes hand in hand. There is a point or phenomena in the universe from where everything is created and comes into existence, that is the unknown Yoni. It is from that universal yoni, where all the solar system, planets, stars, galaxies is created and released to the whole universe as a tangible agent. Similarly, we are created through the union of our own parents and we all come to this world through our mothers yoni.

Inside our mothers womb, the whole creation and destruction takes place within the period of 28 days. The womb first becomes mature when the first menstruation takes place. The post period of the first menstruation means our mothers are now eligible to give birth to us. When the sexual union takes place between them then the seed of the masculine figure goes and fertilizes the ovary of the feminine. After this union a new life is formed, after maturation inside the womb for the period of 9 months a new life comes to the open world through our Mothers yoni.

If the sexual union doesn't take place, then after every menstruation, the first week the womb is not ready for the procurement. The womb becomes ready after a week and at the end of the second week it is the most peak time for the fertilization of the ovum. Slowly, the creation aspect now starts to decline and at the end of the third week, the fertilization aspect rapidly declines and when it reaches to the point of complete destruction, the whole ovum and the blood is excreted out through the vagina or the yoni. This is the point where the menstruation takes place and after a week the same creation aspects takes place, the same cycle again starts. Every month the process takes place.

Similar, is with the the universe. The universe also goes through the same period of destruction and creation. After every destruction, the whole universe goes to a rest and again the whole process starts. It is through this process and through the spiritual union of the primitive Shiva and Shakti, the creation of the planets, stars, galaxies takes place.

Now, from the above analogy we can infer that the whole Yoni Tantra tries to explain the universal phenomena through women's body. But this day and age, the whole yoni tantra is in the process of rapid declension. The reason is quite simple and obvious. People with the corrupt vision have now started worshiping the yoni of the women. The yoni that was used for the analogy to explain the universal phenomena is now being worshiped under misguidance. People also have started to indulge in sexual activity in the name of Yoni tantra which is the worst a person can go.

If you have read my above lines, i have explained the whole phenomena through the body of our mothers. It is a natural phenomena for both the Kamakhya devi and our mothers to go through the same phenomena. But the people who have dirt in their minds and who have lost all their conscience to the sensual part perceives the yoni in lust.

Can you imagine yourself to be in lust with your mother's yoni? I suppose not. That is for the reason the Kamakhya goddess or the Yoni tantra shouldn't be viewed through the perception of a women's yoni but purely throught the perception of mother's yoni, be it natural mother or the universal mother, Kamakhya devi.

The Kamakhya devi is more of infinite, attributeless, hidden, unseen but she powers the whole universe. The unseen force of the creation. She is feminine energy and she is the universal mother, she gives birth to the whole universe. Ultimately, she is our mother because as she gave birth to the world that we live in.

Now, to understand  the Kamakhya Goddess, one needs to practice the Kamakhya sadhana. One should also take the tantric initiation from the capable master with the allegiance to known tantric kulas. His Holiness, "Kaulantak Peethadeshwar Mahayogi Satyendra Nath Ji Maharaj", the heros among all the Kaula's  is conducting the sadhana  at Balichowki, Himachal Pradesh and His Holiness will be empowering the devotees to the path of the universal mother,

Kamakhya devi sadhana initiation camp will be held on 27th and 28th September. If one wishes to participate one can participate by calling on the phone numbers given in the website and then confirming their reservations. I am participating.

I hope my post helps the reader to give the true insight of the Kamakhya Goddess.