The Gita: Srimad Bhagwadgita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता : Chapter 2:01

|| 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 and all the compassionate Masters and divine souls of Gurumandala..  I pray for their love, support and guidance..


अथ द्वितीयोऽध्यायः ।   साङ्ख्ययोगः

        सञ्जय उवाच ।

तं तथा कृपयाविष्टमश्रुपूर्णाकुलेक्षणम् ।

विषीदन्तमिदं वाक्यमुवाच मधुसूदनः ॥ २-१॥

Sanjaya the impartial observer and tele-seer said to Dhritarashtra “Lord Krishna said these words to Arjuna whose eyes were downcast and tearful and who was overwhelmed with compassion and despair.”

Although whole Gita is being seen and narrated to Dhritarashtra by Sanjay but just as first chapter began with words of Dhritarashtra’ this second chapter of Gita begins with the words of Sanjaya. Although the above shloka (verse) is continuation of the same sentence which Sanjaya began saying in the last chapter as below..

सञ्जय उवाच ।

एवमुक्त्वार्जुनः सङ्ख्ये रथोपस्थ उपाविशत् ।

विसृज्य सशरं चापं शोकसंविग्नमानसः ॥ १-४७॥

… but the wise author of Gita, Maharshi Veda Vyasa deliberately places ‘Sanjaya and his words (Uvacha)’ once again at the beginning of this chapter that is referred to as ‘The Yoga of Transcendental Knowledge‘.. the understanding pertaining to the highest of the three planes of existence and experience physical, mental and spiritual. Why?

Ordinarily man is never interested in ‘Knowledge’ because he is busy in physical (material) and mental (intellectual) faculties.. collecting, perceiving, sorting, analysing and judging sensations, words, images, situations and feelings etc. All these things do not give knowledge but ‘information’. Unlike a Yogi’s the inner climate of the ordinary perceiver in such a state is what we call ‘active’. Desirous of one polarity of experiences, he is actively looking at things (not observing), he is actively breaking the perceived reality through analysis (not absorbing), actively categorizing into ‘good/bad’, ‘hot/cold’, ‘beautiful/ugly’, ‘normal/bizarre’ (not accepting as a whole). Such is the state of Arjuna here but this chapter is about the ‘Transcendental Knowledge’ which begins to emerge only when our mind is trained to be still, unbiased, free of making choices, non-judgemental, all-accepting but ever alert. In the moment everyone’s mind is turbulent including Arjuna’s but the state of ‘Sanjaya’ is apt for receiving ‘Transcendental knowledge’ because it is he who as a seer is in the process of ‘observing without judgement’. This chapter could begin only with two names – one Krishna or Sanjaya and Sanjaya’s mention and his words at the beginning of this chapter are the most apt choice because Krishna is the source of ‘the light of knowledge’ and Sanjaya the perfect representative candidate to receive it.

So far in Gita, Krishna has spoken only once when he told Arjuna to watch everyone in the army of his enemies and now Krishna’s discourse is to begin.. but see… when Krishna is choosing to speak. It is the time when Arjuna has completely run out of his enthusiasm for fighting the war, a time when he is completely overwhelmed by the circumstances, when he is done with and has exhausted his logic.. when seemingly he is feeling utterly helpless… a kind of emptiness.. a temporary silence!

It is this temporary silence within when you can listen to the words of inner Guru.. the divine within. Inner silence is prerequisite to listen to God’s words… His divine guidance is ever available to those who are capable of immersing themselves deeper into their minds where there’s no chattering and noises… This state is the beginning of pratyahara in Yogic view. This state is the beginning of Japa in Tantra. This state is eye-gazing and breath watching in Vama. The same state of ‘hollowness’.. and temporary separation from the physical material world is available to us in extreme grief, compassion, despair, Anger and confusion but to be able to use these moments as launching pad in the journey of ‘Self-Discovery’ we need to be in the company of ‘Sat Guru’.. Krishna stands there for Arjuna. He is there to help Arjuna make use of this opportunity of battle with Kauravas in discovering ‘Dharma’ and ‘Satya’… but only when Arjuna surrenders.. completely.. with tears in his eyes.. pleading for support in every breath.

Likewise every Master and his/her spiritual systems/methods/techniques provide controlled environment to invoke ‘Sanjay’ in you… silence the mind to be able to see the light of ‘Truth’.. to be able to hear the words of divine. They have to use methods because they can not wait for Kurukshetra to happen in your life or probably they truly see you battling in Kurukshetra without your recognizing it… more so out of compassion because they have been through it.

I have heard… A Zen master goes upto a hotdog cart by the street and says “Make me one with everything.” The counter boy fixes a hotdog and hands it over to the Zen master, who pays him with a $20 bill.

The counterboy puts the bill in the cash-drawer… swiftly closes the drawer and gets busy in attending the next customer.

“Where’s my change?” asks the Zen master annoyingly.

The counterboy smiles and says “Change must come from within.”

For most of you the material world, people, things… don’t work the way you would like them to..  samsara… the ‘wheel of unending activities’ continues to revolve as per the will of the Creator of – Prapancha.. Time and Space. If anything you have control on, that ought to be within.. that has to be ‘yours’. Your ‘Sanjaya’ the unbiased buddhi has to sit silently to observe your battle.. exactly then your Gita is ready to unfold… but… Are you truly convinced that you’re done with your logic? Is your Master the only hope in this moment? Is the only desire in you is for ‘the Truth’?

As you ready to surrender your ego.. accept the commands of your Master.. deepen your trust.. the Knowledge starts emerging from within. But let me tell you accepting commands from Master is not easy.. you will see Krishna


– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Dangers of Third Eye Activation | Ajna Chakra Meditation – Part I



Eye in the Sky – The Helix Nebula, 700 light-years away from Earth!

“Millions venture into meditation/yoga/pranayam /healing without any real guidance taking extremely simplistic view of mind-body-breath-energy-consciousness and science of it. You may be tempted to experiment with some or the other technique after watching a video or reading a post. Such an adventure may turn into nightmare if you are not prepared to handle the experiences in your way.” warns the Master.



First things first – Any sort of experimentation in the domain of activating/meditating on Third Eye (for that matter any chakra) before understanding the anatomy of your personal cosmos, energy principles and real force what Third Eye is; It is not only futile but dangerously self-obstructive to the extent of self-destructive.

Secondly one should understand clearly the difference between meditation and ‘trying to meditate’ for if there is ‘trying’ there’s only forced effort which meditation is NOT.

Thirdly, One MUST develop capacity for recognition, acceptance and reconciliation of The Truth – I am the world. Rootedness in one’s true identity is the canvass upon which myriad of possibilities of experiencing present themselves safely.

Lastly, the meditator is personally responsible for  and must arrange a personal shield to protect against possible damage of one’s quintessential energy-fabric, individual identity and  intellect during the process of experimentation. This arrangement in referred to ‘Guru’, Master, Teacher or Guide in general.

I shall try to cover each one of the above aspects in this series but still would like the readers to stay rooted in their reality and not jump onto the diving board right away.


ANYTHING! Is the answer.

I just recall this very recent incident related to one of my known (i’ll call him MK here) who became interested in meditation and tantric deity/demi-goddess sadhana after reading some OTC Books. Such ‘Over the Counter’ books are readily available in India at every street vendor/Railway platforms. Inquisitive people get attracted to these books for obvious reasons. What to say of common people I confess to have found these books in the personal libraries of many ‘healers’, ‘spiritual guide’, ‘Yogis’ and ‘Enlightened Gurus’. Anyways..

What I knew was that this MK, who was trying to meditate was a moderate but regular drinker however there were many more things… which he told later. When he started suffering from mild but persistent moving pain in the forehead, base of nose he consulted me. He complained that whenever he tried to focus on anything this pain got aggravated. Even popping an ‘aspirin’ or ‘saridon’ tablet won’t help.

When he confided in me..

In MK’s own words “… being in business gave me lot of freedom. I had desires and unfortunately I had money too. I would drink regularly.. used to take 1-2 bottles of beer during the day. We enjoyed paid sex. That mostly happened whenever my business partner and I were on tours. We would just ask the hotel manager to ‘arrange’ and they would. All this I was doing without any sense of guilt. It was normal… just normal. All the while I was very much interested in spiritual and occult books. And there I found a book talking about ‘Third Eye Activation’. All the allurement for getting into the practice of Third Eye was an assurance (as given in the book) that after activation it was possible for me to summon any woman in my astral and do what I liked. So I began the practice. It was around June 2010 when I started. For almost 3-4 months every evening I used to sit and try to meditate. I shall focus in the middle of my eyebrows (chant some mantras) for almost half an hour. Initially I saw colours, light. At times I would see some real people and beautiful creatures as well. I could interact with them and that made me very excited about it. All these experiences gave me boost and I continued hoping to get the power to summon anyone in my dreams but by the end of August this peculiar heaviness appeared in the base region of nose which refused to go. The more I tried to get away with it.. more it troubled me. It was really very annoying. I took painkillers also but that did not help. I later noticed that whenever I am in the sexual act or ‘drinking’ this pain would vanish. Therefore I had a way to relieve myself. Only during those times and whenever I was under the influence of alcohol.”

Just to cut the long story short.. even after taking my advice MK could not help but continued with drinking and other habits because he had no willpower left to implement the suggestions. The situation got bad to worse with each passing month and in few years finally (in April 2016) he was admitted in the hospital with ‘Pus in the Liver’ and mentally deranged condition and body weight reduced to 38 Kgs. He was lucky to survive that surgery and two month long stay in hospital. Today he is out of drinking habit because doctors have warned him but he still sees and talks to spirits off and on.

MK, now in his early fifties is still struggling.. Otherwise normal behaviour of this gentleman shall change abruptly as soon as someone starts talking about spiritual matters (mention of words like mantra, soul, meditation, gyan, devi-devata… almost anything can trigger this) with him. He becomes a changed man.. In those moments he feels himself to be the highest authority in this cosmos, calls himself Brahman… chants vedic mantras and koran suras, claims to control the universal forces and giving commands to Gods and Goddesses…

Honestly speaking, though overwhelmed and amazed MK is speaking ‘his true experience of potentialities’, I know but sadly can’t go back in time NOW to develop the capacity of handling it all. There millions of such people, I have met with hundreds of them and saw only few things in common (barring very few exceptions)- Absence of preparation and lack of guidance. BUT there’s no need to get scared as above is not the ‘only outcome’ of working with ‘Third Eye Centre’. One can truly enrich one’s own and life of people around by following a disciplined approach to tap the powers from ‘Nebula of potentialities‘ called Third Eye. There are so many success stories too!

In the next talks I shall take up the anatomy of personal universe in special reference to third eye. We shall also see different methodologies in grounding, sequential opening and ‘switch opening’ processes using the power of deities and Yantras. Above all we shall discuss the basis of our experiences and how we perceive some potentialities as real, surreal and hyper-real and reasons for this in the light of Tantra.

Enough for today!

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

*This talk is given in response to the question asked by a sufferer.

 Namaste Guru ji,

Guru ji iam 24 yrs old. i have done meditation (concentrating on third eye) but from last six months i am feeling very weird type of energy at centre of my head. Its like dynamic pressure. it move when i try to resist this flow. when i sit still it feels great peace but i cant able to get rid of it. earlier i felt blessing, divine favour and protection but now i feel just opposite of it totally disconnected from reality. continuous resistance to this force which i don’t know is tiring and suffering. please guru jee tell me remedy how i get well. if you suggest i can visit you anywhere in India.


Manish Singh

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Is only awareness sufficient to bring about positive changes in my personality?

awarnessDear Acharya ji,

I know, you have told us many times that awareness is a key tool. I am doing sadhana regularly and practicing awareness as well. I feel that existing tendencies , habits are the big hurdles in the spiritual path.

Does staying aware can remove or reduce the tendencies or imprints from the past? OR the TSV sadhana in combination with awareness does it fully? 

– Prakash D, NJ, USA



Beloved Prakash,

Hope you are engaged in MahaSHivaRatri sadhana today.

The brief answer to your question about how to get rid of the tendencies and habits is : Awareness along with Tattva Shakti Vigyaan processes is the complete solution for the practitioner to cleanse and balance him/herself from all distracting and negative traits gradually.

Awareness is the spontaneous self-effort which is mastered through persistent practice while Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practices create a transformative energy cloud around the practitioner. The personality of Sadhaka cocooned within the positive energy-cloud is more receptive to modulations and changes. Though for the uninitiated merely awareness is the tool for bringing about such desirable changes and many people succeed using only awareness as well however such modifications are superficial and tend to move in the subconscious (deeper in vigyaanmaya kosha) without getting completely resolved or wiped out.

Purification of intellect (buddhi) and movement of your nature (prakriti) from Tamasik to Sattvic is not accelerated in absence of any energy & spiritual processes. So in that sense all Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioner (including those who are not in discipleship programme and are engaged in Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya) have much better environment for bringing about the positive changes in their personal life.

Blessings from Masters,

Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Is this Kundalini rising?


I am based in USA and doing Tattva Shakti Vigyaan sadhana after accepting discipleship. It has been almost 6 months now. Initially i did not do complete sequence but doing it full for the last 3 months. I have seen many positive changes in my health. Somehow the weight has been reduced, the overall cholesterol levels are back to normal and I feel energized. I see myself more balanced and energetic.

Lately , my lumbar and neck spondylosis is giving me trouble also i am getting a very light waves of pain in facial area like jaw, below ear, above cheek bones, left shoulder blade. These pain waves are very light. I am not sure if they are from neck spondylosis or part of cleansing from Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practice or kundalini rising?

Additionally I would like my habits like :  not able to properly manage anger, trying to be perfect in everything, procrastination, other imprints to go away. Looks like this will happen when manomay and vidyanmay kosha is kindled. Please let me know if any changes needed in my sadhana.


– Prakash

acharya4Beloved Prakash,

Good to see you are progressing…

As I see through these questions I sense your pattern of seeking perfection in everything and viewing the natural pace of results as ‘delay’ coupled with hurry. The paradox however is that most of wonderful things in life happen without caring about what one expects out of a situation or act. Mother Nature (maid of divine Mother Aadi Shakti) has its own unique way of carrying out the agenda of Hers and ensures rewarding every action and thought we focus on. Some actions might sound repetitive and fruitless but they aren’t really. A gardener continues to guard, nourish and water the tree round the year despite knowing it will bear fruits only when its time comes. One should maintain that attitude in spiritual practices or sadhana.

Now to your question – No, it is not kundalini neither is it part of cleansing process rather the pain waves which you have started feeling are the outcome of reorganizing processes. You may recall my sighting where I told you there are people who fall ill and get something like cold-cough-fever etc. (become रोगी ) occasionally and on the other side there are ones who seemingly never get to such a state (never get cough cold-fever etc.) where they need specific treatment. This second category looks like healthy but in fact most of such people are in the category of सदा-रोगी (always ill). They are the people who have lost major strength of their immunity and their bodies aren’t able to react and respond to such external attacks. In the same way when we start practising Yogasanas and other practices which work on our whole system many positive things happen within which occasionally produce some discomfort on the surface. For example when Shakti-Vahini-Shodhan-Kriya is started almost 90% people suffer from cough, cold, running nose, fever and even loose motion. Now this is cleansing and also boosting of your immune system. The fever itself shows your body has NOW started fighting against the intruders. Further cleansing improves our sensitivity of nerves and therefore we are able to sense minor and lighter events within the body. The pains which were dormant start surfacing.. its not because of some kundalini force it is primarily because of your improved sensitivity. Yes! one thing one must ensure during asanas and every other practice concerning body and breath – NO OVERDOING, NO STRETCHING BEYOND LIMITS, No jerking, No push. Just become attentive to the signals your body is giving and you will be able to take appropriate action on it. Your pain seems to be originating from neck-region. Watch out for movements wherein you are over-stretching or exceeding limits.

How to deal with not being able to properly manage anger –

In every satsang I emphasize on the need of Awareness and there’s no better tool than awareness in controlling the anger. Second thing which you can do is identify the actions or situations which trigger the emotion of anger in you. List out those things and mentally resolve to be neutral and aware in those situations.

trying to be perfect in everything –

There’s nothing wrong in expecting perfection from ‘self’ but the problem is when you start applying this to yourself you expect everyone around to ‘copy’ you. I am knowingly using the word ‘copy’ because till the time they understand the need of perfection in ‘their actions’ they will not be able to make any sincere efforts to change their behaviour. Here my suggestion to you would be – Trying being better than you were yesterday without setting a benchmark because the moment you set a futuristic bench-mark or a goal you aren’t able to look back. And, the key to betterment lies in NOT repeating the mistakes you made in the PAST.

procrastination –

There is a saying – मौत और ख़ुदा को हमेशा याद रखो  . I put it little differently – Count the number of days you have lived and the balance number of days of your life (considering you will be able to work and exert physically till the age of 70 years. How many days are left now in your life to do something great?

Does this questioning fuel your sense of urgency? If not then nothing can move you…(smiles)

Second thing which you must recognize and focus on, is – The happiness you shall be deriving once you are able to complete a given work. Of course you can not be motivated for an ordinary outcome. So, choose your goals wisely.

People say Goals should be larger than life – I say, Goals should definitely be larger than life but they should also be longer than our lives!


– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Meditation – A way to communicate with God!

“Contemplation on God does not require one to sit on meditation mat. Every act can become an act of remembrance of divine-shakti” says enlightened Master Kabir.

Watch Shri Vidya lineage tantra master Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath’s commentary on Kabir’s way of sadhana.

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To know more about Tattva Shakti Vigyaan you can read this book on the subject by GuruMa Shakti Devpriya ji.

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Why should I or why should I not follow what is said in Damar Tantra?


Beloved Anish,

Most of the modern logical minds are ready to accept the need of a coach and controlled environment of learning when it comes to various other practical subjects (biology, nuclear sciences, diving, paratrooping and other sports etc.) but the same people seem to shrug their shoulders vehemently when the same rule is said to be in following elsewhere especially the ancient occult-spiritual methods.

Tantra is a discipline which is transmitted only through the lineage or Guru-Shishya Parampara. The sanctity of books is not doubted however the only things one should experiment with is only when he/she is told to do so. It is so because there are so many things which have been kept secret in these books and are received only through an adept of the subject. I am saying this with my own experience of the subject.

So if you are not following the basic rule of receiving these spiritual or occult sciences through the Master-Disciple way – whatever the subject or title of the book be, it is most likely to fail you or even harm you.

Finally, despite all these words from me you can still engage in any of the practices for your amusement and amazement. No one can stop you 🙂

– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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