Igniting and Living with Siddhis – All about Psychic Powers (Part I)


We keep receiving many SOS messages from many Tantra amateurs. There was heavy influx of requests for guidance in Yakshini Sadhana after the post on that subject from me. Honestly speaking, considerable number of mails from the DYI type practitioners who were pathetically struggling for even their day to day survival after engaging in the unholy task of taming the Yakshinis was an unpleasant surprise that forced me to think the obvious ‘WHY PEOPLE ENGAGE IN SUCH THINGS THAT THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND?’.

I also got few comments full of ‘education’ and ‘hallucinating experiences’ claiming to be already enjoy the company and love of some gorgeous, voluptuous Yakshinis. I know those were people who, probably had read about Yakshinis in different books and freely sharing ‘their’ perspective trying to claim their share of fame and pride. As a rule I have given instruction to the ‘Blog Management Team’ to not publish/allow any comments without my approval therefore all these remarks came to me for my perusal. Upon which, I simply instructed the team to ‘mail’ those ‘educators’ asking them to provide their background of real, hands on experience in the field, their Guru Lineage and current master etc. so that we know ‘where they are coming from’. And no surprise… not a single mail received a reply! It was kind of a litmus test which proved that most of online resources and ‘Gyan-factories’ on the subject of ‘Tantra Sadhana’ are being run by ‘copy-edit-paste’ or ‘read-re-write’ type people having NIL experience of this esoteric and ritualistic process.

                                                 || Siddhis – Boon or curse? ||

It is no surprise to see uninitiated people entrapped in cyclones of many ill-tempered shaktis and negative energies just because they are not able to control their urge to know the unknown and gain powers (siddhis) but I feel really sad when even initiated people ‘Fall’ and destroy themselves. I am sure their teachers and Masters would have given them proper brief of the subject but alas!… Few days back I was presented with a message from my Team. This message was left for us on our Facebook Page. I thought of picking a thread of Tattva Shakti Vigyaan Sadhana from this message and educate all my beloved disciples. Before I discuss the subject of Siddhis see the message for yourself (The names have been withheld to keep the identity secret) –

 Dear Sir /Madam, I would like to get advice on the below matter concerning Telepathy. This is regarding my uncle Raxxsh Nxxr. He was practicing Sri Vidya tantra for decades and with that he used to practice telepathy. With practice he use to test and read other people’s mind and also sometimes he use to make them irritate. But it was just a kind of childish behavior for which he is guilty. But he had very good capacity to do such things, One day doesn’t know and how it happened, his thought started broadcasting. This was something unusual for him also. All his secrets started revealing outside. In his own native place it was difficult to live. It was the age he should earn for his secured life. But all turned around for him. All the neighbors started getting irritated of him. All wanted him to die or him to go away anywhere. But this is what I call destiny. He got job in gulf country, but he was not able to work because of thought broadcasting. It was a problem for his colleague. He had to leave the earning and the place .Which was very difficult and put him a big problem. Many people experienced it, His entire relative thinks it is illusion, but I don’t think it is illusion. Because I have read about this kind of mind powers. As this person condition is very dull, he don’t need financial help now, he need to get his problem solved and get rid of it He know only Malayalam, he can tell more clearly , if you give help him or if you don’t want to do it then please give me any contact person who solves his problem and give him remaining better life I appreciate in advance your kind gesture to guide me on the same. 

Can you please help to get him out of this? – V. M.  

Siddhis : Real of Fig of Hyper-Imagination?

Siddhis or Psychic Powers should be simply understood as cultivation/enhancement /perfection of human capacities sometimes to unimaginable levels. Those who are students of Yoga and have read Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra they would know, in Vibhuti Pada there are many psychic abilities and siddhis that are gifted/achieved upon perfection of mind-control i.e. upon attaining Samadhi.

In our Tantric texts, like in Shiva Sutra Siddhis have been hinted (without giving complete account of it) through the mention of words like ‘Bhuta-Prathakatva’, ‘Bhuta-Sandhaana’, ‘Vismay’, ‘Visha-Samghatta’ etc. that is attained in ‘Bhairava’ state. Some of these siddhis are said to be within 24 Tattwas and some are achieved after penetrating the coverings of maya ‘the Kanchukas’.

In fact there are innumerable number of Siddhis. Someone who attains siddhi is called ‘Siddha’ and each one of us is Siddha in our own right because another meaning of word ‘Siddhi’ is perfection. We can debate on this word ‘perfection’ saying.. nothing can ever be perfect so.. what is perfection? However there’s another word which we can use here… that is called Kushalata ‘Excellence’. So even a daily wager, a mason, a surgeon, actor, truck-driver.. everyone… is siddha (has perfection) in many things.. Why? Because they do many things ‘excellently’ and achieve perfection in action (Yogah Karmashu Kaushalam : The BhagwadGita) within their capacity.

Today’s ‘Excellent’ is tomorrow’s ‘shoddy job’. As we evolve.. We look back at our own past works and wonder.. “Was THIS the BEST of me? Can’t believe!”. So siddhi is a dynamic preposition and can not be defined in a static framework of human capacities. Things which one could only dream about 100 years ago are within the reach of common masses (albeit through use of external technologies). There are many people born with extra-ordinary capacities and talents and for that they are referred to as superhumans. Scientists would probably link all these ‘beyond normal’ capacities to either the genetic material DNA or capacity of something intangible by senses (mind or thought). Therefore we may still debate on whether all the siddhis or powers (psychic or otherwise) which find mention in ancient texts are for real or not but there’s no denying in fact that if a human being trains his mind he can definitely display miraculous powers. Just to add every age (time period) has its own charter of Siddhis – so not all kind of siddhis can generally be attained by everyone in a particular age.

Still there are and would be some powers every human would want to possess because having those gives a sense of being ‘different from herd’, ‘more capable than others’ and therefore being worthy of ‘respect and admiration’ and these are listed below –

Ashta-Siddhis : The Eight Great Psychic powers

  1. Animaa : One becomes able to be smaller than the smallest. Such a person can assume the body size even lesser than the subatomic particle therefore capable of penetrating every ‘matter’ in this cosmos
  2. Mahimaa : One can become as large and big as the universe
  3. Laghimaa and Garima : Ability to attain any frequency in the entire spectrum thereby ability to alter one’s weight and to be able to travel with the speeds greater than light
  4. Praapti : Ability to manifest any object from void (what we call appearance of things out of thin air)
  5. Praakaamya : The Bhairava/Bhairavi/Yogi/Yogini equipped with such psychic power can fulfill any desire he/she has
  6. Ishitva : Seemingly such a Yogi appears to defy or withhold the set laws of nature such as walking on water or fire, breathing fire etc.
  7. Vashitva : Such a Siddha/Yogini can control other being’s (humans and animals included) actions if he/she desires so
  8. Kaama-vasayitava : It a sense it is culmination of all the siddhis one can have such a Yogi can do ANYTHING! Virtually nothing is impossible for such a Yogi. This is THE highest of all Siddhis any Siddha can acquire. In tantra it is referred to as Vishwa-sanghatta.

It is documented and believed that only a select few Tantra/Yoga practitioners with high spiritual calibre can attain such Siddhis but this is also to be noted that such Yogis seldom reveal their capacities and it is extremely rare to see them use these.

Not all yogis & Tantric practitioners (even the realized ones) stay in the Major Siddhi zone (being nearer to the primal source of creation) as they are pushed towards kaivalya state or Shiva-Shakti consciousness (as that is the actual goal of all the arduous sadhana/ practice) abruptly. Albeit most of the practitioners, during their sadhana do experience few other siddhis or psychic powers occasionally or even persistently. For example

  1. A Yogi/Tantra sadhaka may not be bothered by thirst, hunger and may overcome any other physical appetites/needs
  2. Sadhaka can perceive and hear far sounds and even conversations among people
  3. Whatever one says comes true – it is called Vaak Siddhi
  4. Such a Yogi/Tantric has capacity to produce any fragrance (good and bad both)
  5. A Sadhaka is capable of seeing distant events and this sometimes happens even involuntarily
  6. In deepest state of trance/meditation/Shiva-Shakti Saamyujya a Sadhaka’s body lifts above the ground – Called Levitation
  7. An accomplished Tantric/Yogi can travel to any location merely by thinking of that location. This is in fact piercing of Niyati Kanchuka in Tantra’s terminology.
  8. Such a Tantric/Yogi can acquire the shape of any being he/she wants. Just as we read in many great epics such as Ramayana we have story of Rakshasas taking shape of Animals or different looking person
  9. Entering into someone else’s body at your will – It is also known as Parakaya Pravesh.
  10. Yogi can choose when he wants to leave this mortal body – Ichchaa Mrityu is another name for it
  11. Having access to other lokas and witness the activities of beings in those realms
  12. Such is the power of Sadhaka that if he desires for any event to happen.. it will happen
  13. A sadhaka many times gets baffled to see other’s thoughts in his mind. This may happen as will or even involuntarily
  14. Sadhaka is endowed with the power to nullify the effects of poison in his own body or even others
  15. If a Tantric practitioner stumbles upon this power or siddhi he/she becomes invincible (mostly this is displayed in the debates or Shastrarthas)

Early Mistakes in the company of Masters : Blessings in Disguise

Lot many people tend to adopt spiritual practices only to gain some sort of exceptional capacities or psychic powers.. referred to as siddhis in yogic/tantric/religious texts. In fact it is quite natural and human to seek power, position, capacity and knowledge.. psychic powers are definitely included in the list of one’s to-achieve list. As a beginner what else one can seek? Many times people think what is the harm in freely using a power gained through Tantric rituals and Tattva Shakti Vigyaan sadhana. Our Gurus have told us hundreds of stories where siddhis became not only hurdles and roadblocks in spiritual progress but totally destroyed the sadhakas.

I must confess to have used the ‘power of teleportation and telepathy’ very early in life (but only once in 1985) because very soon (within 7 days of influencing someone) a horrible life-threatening situation struck me. I had no option than to narrate the whole story to my Guru, my father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar Mishr ji and I can tell you it was real embarrassment to tell him what I had done. To cut the long story short what followed was Guru’s refusal to share more on the subject. He made me to wait for long 2 years to ensure I was mature enough to receive further teachings! A similar teleportation experience baffled Shakti Devpriya ji during her stay in Banasthali, Rajasthan in late 90s while trying to do something miraculous with the use of Prateek Vigyaan. She partially lost her ability to distinguish between the dream and reality for almost a month, upon knowing which Gurudev had to first heal her to normalcy and then took a promise for not using Prachya Prateek Vigyaan methods for trying to change or break the rules of visible reality. Thankfully we learnt our lessons early and stuck to our grounds thereafter…

Now as a teacher of the subject, we too come across many such people (mostly seeking help in saving them from drowning due to willful engagement in siddhis or psychic powers). It is also a fact that if one’s Guru is in body one should approach him/her. In the absence of Guru one should look forward to solution within the Gurumandala as first choice and if that’s not possible then only you should seek help from others. Unfortunately not all cases can be brought to normalcy.

To make a mistake is human.. repeating is Foolish!

Taking up Sadhanas and practices only for developing siddhis or psychic powers is a common beginner’s mistake. Such an approach is rooted in one’s ignorance about the actual chemistry of spiritual practices. Everyone can be called a beginner at some point therefore to accept the fact that we can be ignorant should not be difficult. And to do away with the darkness of ignorance you need a guide, a Guru, a teacher.

Every spiritual practice has associated dangers. You may ask “What kind of danger?” but your asking itself is rooted in your ignorance. Only answer possible to this question would be ‘You are not aware of the larger chunk of reality and there are so many unknown forces and processes of universal energies which are not perceptible to human sense organs and lot many most advanced-fuzzy-logics beyond comprehension for even most powerful computers we can ever develop. Frankly speaking the dangers are enormous and sometimes ever-irreversible – Imagine a giant planet or star being swallowed by a ‘black hole’.. It’s gone, there’s no explanation to why that happens. Ask any scientist and he will tell you that nothing can be done about it once the event has started happening. All tantric and Yogic literature is full of warnings against chasing siddhis. They are not advised for a sadhaka for their ability to “suck us in and destroy us completely”.

A true Guru shall always tell you in the first place that the sadhana/practice is NOT aimed at any positive effect in material world and if at all anything positive happens it is just the grace of mother Universe upon us to only ease our way of self-exploration by reducing the external roadblocks and enhancing attention in seekers. Secondly if any of the disciple is found to be in the attainment of some psychic powers the Guru shall discourage his/her disciples from misadventure of all kinds. More or less if one examines carefully he will surely find that –

  1. Cultivation of Siddhis is pure wastage of time.
  2. Digression from your goal of self-realization
  3. It only promotes your ego and exacerbates your lower tendencies
  4. Temptations are high and ultimately if you have not purified in your intellect and prakriti you shall start deriving sadistic pleasure very soon
  5. Ultimate issue with siddhis and their show is that it sucks your potential out leaving you an ordinary man (scared of death and entangled in the cobweb of passions) at the end. A golden opportunity that is gifted with the blessings of Guru and grace of Divine gets lost.

Can I ever get Psychic Powers?

You can definitely get Psychic Powers but there’s a lot of difference in getting Psychic Powers and wanting psychic powers. If you are in right place the Guru shall tell you what to do and what not to do in your spiritual practices. You just need to continue doing your practices as advised and slowly dormant powers start unfolding. Actually most of the people who run after siddhis are trapped by negative forces as they are in hurry and hungry for powers. Such people are taken over by negative forces very easily because they are not purified in their intentions and energies.

One must understand that there are multiple ways of exhibiting miracles and magic. Depending on which way you gain these powers your fate especially ‘Life After’ is decided. Among many there are ways which can be referred to as ‘The Higher ways’..

Well.. I wish to discuss it all here for the clarity and guidance of DYI ‘Power Seekers’ and all Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners but it is in the light of Gurumandala’s wisdom, Sacred Tantric Texts and of course personal experiences I wish to warn all Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners to stay neutral to all sorts of miracles manifested around them and attribute those events ONLY to the grace of Gurumandala and divine Mother rather than their own. We owe all our psychic powers to them. And in such a case if we commit a mistake they play saviour. But if you don’t pay heed to these words of Masters then you are doomed.

 More on Siddhis such as how these are acquired? What are principles at work? And also I am sure you would want to know if you can ever see/meet any living person who is capable of displaying any of these siddhis. I shall talk about these things and also show you that all the mysterious powers (siddhis) attained through the practices of Tantra Yoga result from a mastery of the elemental.

That shall come in my next session..

Till then enjoy your Sadhana and stay blessed.

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Saundarya Lahiri – The Tantric Way of invoking Divine Beauty in Life!

For those who are not hooked on to Tattva Shakti Blog.. Shivoham!

Tattva Shakti Vigyaan


Gururbrahma Gururvishun Gururdevo Maheshwara

Guruh: saakshaat Para-Brahm Tasmayi Sri Gurave Namah:

I request the Gurumandala to accept  my humble salutations… Namaste!

I have been taking up Shiva Sutras for US based Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners & all of you here in India felt deprived of ongoing learning with Gurumandala.  So, that’s one of the reasons for taking up this new series for you. Also we see, some of you have truly grown with your Sadhana and we feel that you can be given more to experiment with and deepen your experiences before anointing you with Higher Deeksha.

The last but the most ‘mattering’ reason is that – in all these years of our public interaction Ma Shakti Devpriya ji and I have received innumerable requests from people to speak on some tantric text that not only helps one in raising one’s consciousness but also saves them from the hardships…

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Effects of Watching Pornography During Pregnancy

I am carrying and may be due to this my sexual drive has become very high. Sadly my husband is out of city and plus since it’s our first child we are little scared too to indulge in sex act but my hormones are acting crazy. I have been watching porn and masturbating. I feel if it’s going to have bad effect on my baby? Scientifically it says I can masturbate during pregnancy, no harm. But spiritually and for my baby spiritually is it OK . I am now in my 6th month . please advise.        – T. Nandini


Beloved Nandini,

If you ask such a question to spiritual mind like me I shall say “Not only your actions but thoughts and feelings also affect the fetus for good or bad as the content/intent of it may be.”

A mother shouldn’t ever forget that she is carrying a ‘life’ within her womb and not just a piece of flesh. Your sacred temple of womb is providing an atmosphere of security, nourishment and learning to a unborn ‘soul’ – the monad of consciousness. Keep in mind a soul (packet of consciousness) has three qualities inherently in it – Power of desiring, Power of Cognition and Power of Action. It would be not just unfair but foolish to presume your actions, thoughts and words are not being echoed in your inner sacred temple. And that this soul wouldn’t be affected by it all.

Proof in the words of Indian Masters –

In our great Epic-scripture called Mahabharata written by Maharshi VedaVyaasa there is this story –

Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna, missed to learn the complete technique of destroy and undo the Chakra-Vyuha.  Chakra-Vyuha is a special strategic arrangement of troops and warriors in the battlefield to entrap and defeat the chosen person from enemy’s side.  This boy, Abhimanyu as a fetus in the womb of her mother Subhadra listened to and learnt this technique. It is said Subhadra was pregnant while Krishna was narrating this technique to his sister Subhadra but unfortunately Subhadra fell asleep midway and thus this fetus missed out and could not receive full knowledge.

This example suggests that whatever a mother listens, watches, learns and does during pregnancy it gets transmitted to the fetus without any distortion or attenuation. That when you fall asleep his learning also stops. But who cares? (smiles)

Let me give you another example from our ancient wisdom.

Rishi Uddaalaka was a great ascetic and learned man. Uddaalaka had an able disciple in the name of Kahod. Generally in olden days Rishis were householders too and Uddaalaka was was no exception and had a daughter. The Rishi Uddaalaka gave his daughter, Sujata in marriage to his disciple Kahod. It is of that time when Sujata was pregnant as Kahod was reciting some shlokas. The baby in the womb realized the recitation was incorrect and therefore asked him (his father) to correct it. Kahod got furious with rage upon being interrupted and judged by his own son (still in the mother’s womb). Out of his anger, Kahod Rishi threw a curse on his son that he would be born bent in eight places. Thus the child, Ashtavakra was born bent in eight places. The father’s angry thoughts affected the baby.

This story goes even further suggesting few more things –

  1. A fetus is in possession of power of discretion
  2. Fetus is capable of communicating his/her thoughts
  3. The malevolent or benevolent energies of people around affect the health of fetus
  4. If mother is not trained or powerful enough to ward off the negative/destructive energies/thoughts of people around the chances of fetus being affected are more.

But who cares? After all we are citizen of modern scientific world and believe only that which science has validated. You shall find people around you mostly ridiculing the ancient scriptures as pure imagination rather than representing facts in the stories they tell. Is this any intelligent thing to do?

Scientific Evidences to Peruse-

A study conducted some 30 years ago in 1988 suggested that newborns fairly recognize the theme song from their mother’s favorite soap opera. Scientists in their recent researches have further expanded on the idea of fetal learning, indicating that newborns already familiarized themselves with sounds of their parent’s native language. Such studies have shown that even fetus is capable of recognizing the words spoken by her mother and people around!

A team of researchers led by a Japanese scientist has gone even further to asses the impact of watching different types of films (movies) on unborn babies. And findings were astonishingly pointing to the stories depicted in Indian scriptures. They clearly established that when moms-to-be watched happy movies that made their unborn babies move their limbs more frequently and rhythmically as compared to the sad teary movies when the unborn babies just became almost motionless. Similar tests have been done by many teams across the globe and every time something more astonishing comes to light. The day is not far when scientists will fully validate mystic’s words about in-vivo learning.

About masturbating during pregnancy – Even till today most of medical professionals suggest what is good for you and your child and things like that… I have given the spiritual perspective on Masturbation in separate replies so won’t repeat myself however if an unborn child is capable of picking up mother’s voices and responds to the movies being watched then why that fetus will not pick up/get affected by the mental imagery, sexual thoughts, actions and fantasies of mother.. If we go by Indian tradition any parent as soon as they recognize the need of a child in their life, Garbhadhaana samskaara should be performed. It means parents are to get ready and purify themselves physically, mentally and spiritually before conception and for the benefit of self and the child they maintain nonsexual relationship after conception till the child is born. You should not be surprised to know that there are two more samskaaras namely Punsavan and Seemaantonnayana  that are performed while the mother is still carrying the child in her womb. Why?

It is my conviction that all these systems have been in place to ensure that a fetus which is ready to learn anything and everything should be given congenial and saatvic environment by the mother-father and even other family members. I am not a preacher just a teacher so educating is my goal. Though you are not my student but since you have asked I must tell the truth to you. And that is – Think before you engage in any act, watch a movie, read a book, say a thing or just fantasize.

Nandini, science is on the right path but may take another 50-100 years to validate all the ancient wisdom. Till then you have two choices follow the Masters’ wisdom or go by what you feel is convenient and pleasurable for you.. (smiles)

Enough on this..

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath is a Tantra master in the kaula tradition of SriVidya. He and his beloved consort Ma Shakti Devpriya offer practical tantric wisdom and initiations to sincere seekers. If you are interested in learning from them you can write to shakti.multiversity@gmail.com or saral.org@gmail.com
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Acharya Agyaatadarshan on Shiva Sutras – Gyaanam Bandhah (Hindi)

‘शिव सूत्र’ तंत्र के सर्वोच्च ग्रंथों में से एक होने के साथ-साथ एक साधक के लिए गुरुगम्य साधनात्मक प्रक्रियाओं की भूमिका तैयार करने में अत्यंत सहायक है। ‘शक्ति मल्टीवर्सिटी’ के इस चैनल के माध्यम से हम तंत्र के गूढ़ रहस्यों के सम्बन्ध में कौल एवं वाम मार्ग श्रीविद्या के पूर्णाभिषिक्त आचार्य श्री अज्ञातदर्शन आनंदनाथ एवं माँ शक्ति देवप्रिया जी के द्वारा दिए गए प्रवचनों व कार्यक्रमों के अंशों को जन-सामान्य व जिज्ञासु साधकों के लिए प्रस्तुत करने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं।
प्रस्तुत विडिओ प्रवासी भारतीयों एवं अन्यान्य मूल के अमेरिका में बसे हुए तत्त्व शक्ति विज्ञान साधकों के लिए आचार्य अज्ञातदर्शन जी के ‘शिव-सूत्र’ के प्रथमोन्मेष, ज्ञानम् बन्धः (शाम्भवोपाय : २) के अंशों पर आधारित है।
आशा है आप सभी सुधीजन इनमे अपने कल्याण के सूत्र अवश्य ही खोज लेंगे।
‘Shiva Sutra’ is regarded as the original teachings of Tantra by Lord Shiva himself. A practitioner receives the actual method and practices from one’s Guru however understanding these sutras prepares a fertile ground for making the most from those methods. We have come up with a new Youtube channel by the name of ‘The Shakti Multiversity’. Through this medium we shall be sharing the excerpts and teachings of Ma Shakti Devpriya ji and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath for the benefit of common people and sincere seekers of spiritual guidance.
This video presents the excerpts of a ‘Shiva Sutra’ discourse which was taken by Acharya ji for the US based Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners. The sutra being discussed in there is ‘Gyaanam Bandhah:’ which is second sutra in the first awakening of the scripture classified as ‘Shambhavopaya – The method of self-realization in Tantra for the seekers of highest caliber’. We know, as an intelligent seeker you shall definitely be able to extract the relevant lessons for your personal spiritual growth from this.
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Acharya Speaks on Shiva Sutras – Gyaanam Bandhah (excerpts)

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The Gita: Srimad Bhagwadgita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता : Chapter 2:02

|| परमपूज्य, प्रातःस्मरणीय पं. श्री मुरलीधर जी मिश्र||

|| परमपूज्य, प्रातःस्मरणीय पं. श्री मुरलीधर जी मिश्र||

I bow down to lotus feet of my first Guru, my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar ji Mishr,  Vidya Guru Kaul Shiromani Shri Shivanand Nath ji, Yoga Guru Paramhamsa Shri Balendu Giri ji Maharaj, Tantra Guru Shri Shri Anta Devji Maharaj, Vama Guru Shri Kaleshwaranand Ji Maharaj and all the compassionate Masters, divine souls of Gurumandala..  I pray for their love, support and guidance..


अथ द्वितीयोऽध्यायः ।   साङ्ख्ययोगः

श्रीभगवानुवाच ।

कुतस्त्वा कश्मलमिदं विषमे समुपस्थितम् ।

अनार्यजुष्टमस्वर्ग्यमकीर्तिकरमर्जुन ॥ २-२॥

The Lord says:

“How, in such critical odd moment comes upon you this despondency – a behaviour improper for an Arya, disgraceful and detrimental to the attainment of Swarga (heaven), Arjuna?”

Few things to understand – Lord Krishna has used two words which require special mention the first one is Anaarya (Unlike Arya) and second is ASwargya (Not leading to heaven). These words coming from Yogeshwara, Jagadguru Shri Krishna need to absorbed without using any prism of philosophy, faith, religious belief or mysticism here. As I said this commentary is being taken up by me fundamentally on the premise that all these words were spoken by Krishna & Arjuna (if not in real time then through telepathy). Therefore every word coming from Lord Krishna, the Master of Masters of Yoga, the God incarnate has to be accepted in its truer sense without giving it color of philosophy. At least for this commentary I am refraining from philosophising for the sake of simplifying the subject and make it less complicated for the ordinary, so called practical, scientific temperament-oriented, sense trusting intelligent modern man.

And for the sense-trusting men Swarga is ‘non-existent’ as neither Swarga or Heaven is direct experience of his senses nor it is written in modern books or even testified by scientists in the laboratories. So, this must be explained before we proceed because if you miss the real meaning of the first piece of advice coming from a Master in all probabilities you shall miss the whole Gita. If you are not able to understand, accept and internalize these words or if you outrightly reject the concepts being propounded by Master here then you can still read Gita merely for the sake of reading, memorizing and singing it’s verses to impress yourself and others however you have already missed the point.

Krishna had been listening to Arjuna’s lamenting and confusions so far patiently but is bit perturbed upon his decision..

Arjuna in the state of confusion and shock had said this before dropping his bow..

यदि मामप्रतीकारमशस्त्रं शस्त्रपाणयः ।

धार्तराष्ट्रा रणे हन्युस्तन्मे क्षेमतरं भवेत् ॥ १-४६॥

“.. even if sons of Dhritarashtra kill me (unarmed) It would be better.”

And listen to Krishna now.. He expresses his dismay in the first sentence (question) he speaks. “How, in such critical odd moment comes upon you this despondency – a behaviour improper for an Arya, disgraceful and detrimental to the attainment of Swarga (heaven), Arjuna?” It is clear that Krishna is surprised to see such a behaviour of Arjuna that’s why He first fires the question then adds Arjuna’s name at the end  of the question.

Though Krishna may have seemingly got surprised and blasted with a question but his expressions in such an spontaneous eruption are still impregnated with a higher vision and broader understanding of how a human life should be spent gracefully – Keeping one eye on the physical and another on the spiritual or Ethereal plane.

The first thing Krishna indicates to Arjuna belongs to material, worldly, physical and social realm – अनार्यजुष्टम )‘Unlike Arya’. This is the first word in this verse which needs explanation. Most people, even in India think Aryans as descendants of a race. Even people have misplaced understanding that Aryans were invaders who came from North. Some people are so blinded that they say the fair color of skin is not the characteristic of Indian race and only South Indian Dravidians are true Indians. For the clarity on the subject we must know that ‘Aryaavart’ is another ancient name of the original undivided India also known as Bharatvarsh (only later to be called Hindusthan {relating to river Sindhu or Indus} and its English version India). In fact Arya is a sanskrit word meaning ‘Noble, Worthy, Holy, Civilized’ and Aryaavart literally means ‘abode or home of the Aryans – the holy, noble, excellent ones. The Arya therefore is a collective qualitative adjective conferred upon the humans of this holy land rather than their racial or featural distinctions. The Aryan are supposed to be following an evolved truth-serving social and justice system rooted in spiritual values to save the positive human values on this earth from the ill-oriented ones.  Arya is the word which defines the willingness to adopt positive, rightful behaviour to help goodness prevail on this earth (matter) and peace in personal life (mental). The Aryan way of action is that creates an atmosphere of goodness, freedom and love – all the positive attributes coming to life on earth. Aryan way is to create goodness or Heaven on earth even if that comes at the cost of fighting a battle with ill-minded, unrighteous one’s. Arjuna seems to be forgetting this fundamental principle in his decision.

But human life in the view of a realized Master like Krishna is not limited to this material world. He is capable of seeing the continuity in the journey of individualized consciousness (atma) through various stopovers in Ethereal planes before re-entering this material realm again hence he is using another word (अस्वर्ग्यम) not leading to Heaven (meaning thereby a dissatisfied composure of soul in the ethereal realms beyond the material realm). For a Yogi or Tantric practitioner this Heaven may indicate to the unbound possibilities and freedom (swatantrya) of divine consciousness yet such an experience would be in non-matter or in ethereal plane only.

In particular, these two words  Arya (denoting behavioural attributes contributing to Kirti in material plane) and Swarga (denoting actions aimed at Kirti in the ethereal plane) of Krishna’s first sentence need to be understood, pondered upon and investigated personally by each one of you. As your empowerment (attainment of Kirti), evolution and enlightenment happens during your repeated travel between the matter and ether. Kirti (कीर्ति) is accumulated positive vibrations/energies as the outcome of any good (rightful duties) karma (actions performed).

As already stated the name of the Arjuna appears at the end of question showing that this question from Krishna in itself was more important than the person whom this was directed to. In place of Arjuna whole humanity can be placed. Only if you could become more aware you would see that…this is ‘The Question’ which your inner voice definitely asks at all those times when you take a decision in a hurry, or blinded by selfish motives or deluded by wrong interpretation of truths.

Being aware of this inner voice in all situations is what shall lead you to a divine balance in your choices.. such that your actions (or even inaction as in case of Arjuna’s decision to not fight the war) arising out of your decisions such taken shall serve you good in both the planes of existence. Only such action shall creates and adds to the amount of goodness (Kirti) in material experience (society) and otherwise (in your personal inner space).

“Why are you foolishly giving up?” asks Krishna to each one of us.

Blessings from Masters..

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Lanes of love have always been too narrow!

|| Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath ||

Dear AD,

It’s my first visit to your website, and i think i landed in the right place. I have a very drastic situation going on these days. I began to doubt my better half for no reason. There is war going on inside my mind whether to leave him or leave my family, as my family is not ready to marry me to him. Also there are numerous doubts that starts sprouting in mind for no reason. I always blame him, doubt him for no reason. I have a fear that he will leave me, or cheat on me. Also i am not able to concentrate on my career . I always found myself stuck in a web of confusion, my decision making is almost gone, i always feel lonely and crave for love. I am very confused, don’t know where i am heading my life.

Please help me.



Beloved Swati,

Too little time in life. Life is heading towards a tragic end.. the final breath. Can you afford to spend it like this? Those who think that the current situation is drastically bad, they may be alright.. But the trouble is with the ones who expect tomorrow to be better without they themselves getting any better! With similar attitudes continuing and given set of of people involved in one’s life, tomorrow is NOT going to get any better than today. In case you too think this.. please Get up.. smell some coffee. What they say… Uttishtha.. Jagrata.. 🙂

The seat of this conflict is mind. Quite predictable mind is – so much so that people can be thought be just some prototype. You are nice but your mind is not. You are full of joy but mind is not allowing you to access that sweet core of yours. What are you doing currently to change your mind?

You say.. ‘I doubt Him’. It is not so unnatural to doubt because the mind’s nature is to doubt.. to question.. to seek certainty by focussing of uncertainties.. (whether that is achievable or not that’s another question) however I can tell you.. You are normal if you are doubting. But if you are not being able to see how this doubting helps in building your relationship then it is foolishness..

This man approached a very beautiful woman in the large supermarket and said, “You know, I’ve lost my wife here in the supermarket. Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?”

“Why?” asks the women puzzled at such an idiotic request.

“Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman my wife appears out of nowhere.” man replies.

Does it give you hint of what a prototype is like? No! Alright.. No problems… You see this man seems to know her woman.. and still loving her. You may want to get such a man in your life too. But the issue is.. if you want to have someone like this in your life, who can understand your habit of doubting etc. and still love you.. You are expecting bit too much. It’s not that you can not but you will have to have few billion dollars as your own or parental property. But then unfortunately you would see that you are loved for your money you have.. not You. Isn’t life a lose lose game?

|| Spirituality is smiling innocence! ||

Yes, the war is always inside. It is in every mind. Each day people go to bed hoping that tomorrow when they shall open their eyes the world will be different. Alas! Sun has still risen from the East. Clock seem to be running at the same pace. There are no rainbows in the sky and worse.. today there is a thunderstorm making it even more difficult for you to reach office. If you continue to expect rosy situations around and outside you.. there are no hopes. Only way to feel good is in ability to see goodness around by training your mind to see it. To win the war Change your focus. What are you doing to train your mind to be able to focus on ‘good’?

Whether we actually want or not but we definitely change. Everyone changes irrespective of what or who he/she is… there are no exceptions. The only exceptions are in those people who change consciously. Further exceptions are those who keep a note of what they want to change and which part of them needs to change. I suggest you to stay the same rather than changing for worse. Pray regularly and your prayer should be.. “God give me strength to change what I can. Give me courage to accept what I can not and give me wisdom to be able to differentiate between the two.”

Bob is 32 years old and he is still single. One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?” Bob replied, “Actually, I found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.” His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl who’s just like your mother.” A few months later they meet again and his friend says, “Did you find a girl? Did your mother like her?” With a frown on his face, Bob answers, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right, my mother liked her very much.” The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?” Thomas replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”

Swati, you can never be liked by every single person you know. Drop the wrong idea that love always means liking someone 100%. You can be loved but still be disliked for some of your traits/habits etc. Be ready to accept it otherwise You may get tempted to become likable. That is no solution either. So if you are contemplating change.. do it for yourself. Spiritual person is one who is comfortable with oneself but still aspires to better oneself. What are you trying to change in yourself?

You are fighting and arguing with your friend. You are blaming him always. You are doing this.. knowingly. You are pushing him to behave like this.

One night a man walks into a bar looking sad. The bartender asks the man what he wants. The man says “Oh just a beer”. The bartender asked the man “What’s wrong? Why are you so disturbed today?”. The man said “My wife and i got into a fight,and she said she wouldn’t talk to me for a month”. The bartender said “So what’s wrong with that”? The man said “Well the month is up tonight”.

Your Wish is Supreme

|Pray for Forgiveness|

Swati, Love is an energy which can help you heal anything.. only you need to know hot to transform it. In your case.. Try spend time together with your beloved in silence. Do not touch each other.. do not talk. Just be together. 20-30 minutes are more than enough… You will see there is a joy enveloping you.. you will know there is a lot to learn and enjoy in this silent presence of loving energy. After this silent encounter thank each other and part away. Experiment with this and see in just 21 days your life’s problems will start falling apart and new light shall start creeping in slowly.

Learn to drop your fears. Come out of your insecurities. Become lovable. In general Listen more.. speak less. Focus on positive outcomes. Love yourself, if you can’t love yourself then you can not love anyone. Trust yourself. It will help you develop trust in people. Look within.. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself. Forgive people for their mistakes. Accept your own mistakes. Be courageous to take decisions. Learn to love that one most important person of your life – It is You!

All the confusion shall disappear. Decisiveness shall come back. You shall become capable of giving love rather than craving for it. This is not too much asking.. this can be done! YOU WILL DO IT!


Just Meditate! Meditate 30 minutes twice daily and Smile always.

“Don’t cry foul if occasionally you land up in the wrong place.. Get up, shrug it off… and move on with a smile on your face.” 

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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