Many lives Many Masters.. Many masters.. many methods. As many masters as many methods you may come across however the false notion of westerners like “You don’t always need a Master”.. “The Master is within”.. “Like a Master You too are God’s creation!”… has gotten propagated like jungle-fire. Why? Because it suits your ego. For your mind it is rather easy to feel competent rather than “I need help”. Mind continues to play its tricks and yet another lifetime is wasted. People are ready to receive it from books.. from Trees.. Rivers and Rabbits.. Internet and all other amaz(on)ing ways. They can worship and follow divine diktats of dead Gurus, Babas and Swamis… but they find it hard to kneel down and pray for help in front of a living person. This approach has made people seemingly wiser.. to cover their ignorance and emptiness within they gather volumes of information.. tonnes of garbage of words.. but hardly few hours of practices everyday. Some of them seem to have reached to such a level where they can gulp no more words.. they start nauseating… become Masters themselves. Now the situation has come where clearly blind is leading blind… or better to put it would be Mind leading Mind. But spiritual domain begins where mind ceases to exist. The realm of grace is for those who can behead themselves.. because gates to that realm are wide.. open to all but these gates aren’t high enough.. one has to bow down… bring his mind to his hearts level.
The methods are always person specific.. ‘One formula for all’ approach doesn’t work in facilitating everyone’s entry to realm of grace. Practices can be taught only in person.. however there’s a lot about which you can be guided to begin with. All these preparatory methods would be about hacking the mind’s fuzzy-logic state of the art self-defense security system. Mind needs methods and thus they are there.. just to deal with mind. Mind you! The realm of grace is beyond the reach of mind.. so learn to deal with it before you go to a Guru for the exact method. Zen Masters knew this art well.. and that’s why they kept giving koans to anyone who will approach them for ‘initiation’…
So out of many few are here..
Mind questions. So the first method is ‘questioning the questioner’.. Whenever there is a thought question immediately.. “Where is this question/thought/idea coming from?”
Mind analyses.. split things in parts. So second method is ‘Synthesize”. The splitting action of mind is Logic and synthesis is ‘Intuition’. Learn the methods to improve your intuitions. This will help you deal with your life without completely depending on mind. It will also help you in recognizing your Teacher.
Mind’s job is to give you ‘Identity and Individuality’. The next mission is to drop or question your identity. To question your identity.. whenever you have time, ask yourself “Who am I?”
Mind asserts its dominance over your being. So learn to challenge it.. The best method which I use is asking people to observe their own bodily movements and try to find out if at all ‘mind’ is deciding their movement. The success of this method depends on how intensely you try this. This method works well on many other activities.. especially ‘speaking’… So next time you speak a word.. try to locate the faculty from where these words are being sent to the tongue/organ of speech.
These simple practices shall prepare you to receive further guidance from your teacher on which particular way of ‘sadhana’, which form of Shakti can awaken your kundalini and take you further to free you from the field of gravity.
Blessings from Masters..
– Ach. Agyaatdarshan Anand Nath