How to get enlightened without engaging in any Spiritual Practices?

Question- Master AD, I feel uncomfortable when asked to do Yoga, Meditation, breathing or Mantra chanting etc. Is there any possibility for me to move towards self-realization without engaging in any of the so called spiritual practices? Please guide? – Srinivasan M.

Shivoham!

Beloved Srinivasan,

I am not sure whether you are genuinely seeking because a seeker is ready to do anything as suggested by one’s master. he/she can go to any extent to achieve the goal.. but it seems you have read too much and you are not only informed of the possibility of getting enlightenment without doing anything in particular but also freezed the idea for yourself even if this may not be suitable for you because the method is not chosen by a student but the teacher. But, anyways.. since you asked…

There is possibility of self-discovery or enlightenment through mundane or natural activities of life but even here you can’t achieve the desired doing things arbitrarily. There’s this way and you must prepare yourself for this.. The possibility exists only if you live in ‘particular’ way not in ‘anyway’. Heard about Karma Yoga?

‘The Karma Yoga is about doing your karma (rooted in dharma) with enthusiasm without any attachment to the results thereof.’ It is however easier said than done because of this ‘enthusiasm factor’. Due to thorough conditioning one is able to be enthusiastic only in case one is seeing big gains through some action.

An analogy, I share, may be makes it easier for you. Think yourself to be employed by the richest & most powerful man on the planet – having direct control over all the countries and governments of the world. I am sure this would the most sought after position – Wherein the person employed shall be assisting him in implementing, every aspect of his business empire. Would you not take this job with twinkles in your eyes? I am sure every day you will get up with a big smile on your face for having gotten the opportunity to be employed with him. Realization that it is the BEST one can aspire to be would fill you with joy every moment. Isn’t it?

Further imagine this extremely noble, supreme powerful and the richest person on the earth, who luckily happens to employ you hasn’t decided to pay you any fixed salary but has assured that he will be taking care of everything pertaining to every area your life – right from the food, luxury, conveyance, entertainment, medicine, travels, personal aspirations etc. He is powerful enough to punish and reward you without any interference from any government and is so generous that if he becomes happy he may even completely handover this whole empire to you. He has commanded “Serve others without any ego or desire for returns. Serve others as if you are serving me. I am watching you over and I shall take care of every need and aspiration of yours.

I am sure, in this case although you are not being paid a single penny but you shall definitely stay enthusiastic in your duty to serve others with complete humility and dedication.

Now.. recognize that you are an employee of the Supreme. This boss of yours is none other than the Supreme Creator and Controller of this universe who has deployed you in his service. He is assuring you –

अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते |
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् || भगवद्गीता – 9:22||

“There are those who always think of Me and engage in exclusive devotion to Me. To them, whose minds are always absorbed in Me, I provide what they lack and preserve what they already possess. ||Gita 9:22||”

‘Providing what they lack’ means, whatever you lack. You lack food to eat, it is given. You lack peace and joy – it is given. You lack self-knowledge – It is given. Further in this way of life ‘Devotion’ does not mean you chanting any Mantra or worshipping an idol but to begin with rendering your enthusiastic efforts devoted to the welfare of to His 7 billion incarnations. Treat ‘Him’ in others with compassion, love and respect as per Dharma. You may still have confusion about word ‘dharma’ and ‘How to know what is my dharma?’ but for this keep praying to your Boss (Supreme Creator) and he will surely but silently speak to you about it through your own mind. Wait patiently for that to happen.

Live to Serve Enthusiastically. You do service with heartfelt gratitude for being given this chance. No expectation whatsoever from the ones you serve for you are serving your boss through them! For those who don’t want to do anything specific for attaining ‘Self-knowledge’ this is the only way to get to that experience.

Shivoham!

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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The Gita: Srimad Bhagwadgita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता : Chapter 2:11-2:13

|| प्रातः स्मरणीय प्रथम गुरु पं. श्री मुरलीधर जी मिश्र ||

I, Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath sa-shaktikaayai bow down at the lotus feet of my first Guru, my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar ji Mishra,  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 always..

Shivoham!

श्रीभगवानुवाच ।

Shri Bhagavan uvaacha|

The Lord said

अशोच्यानन्वशोचस्त्वं प्रज्ञावादांश्च भाषसे ।
गतासूनगतासूंश्च नानुशोचन्ति पण्डिताः ॥ २-११॥

ashochyaan-anvashochas-tvam prajnaa-vaadaansh-cha bhaashase 
gataasoona-agataasoons-cha na-anushochanti panditaah || 2-11||

While you speak the words of wisdom, you are mourning for that which is not worthy of grief. The wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.

न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः ।
न चैव न भविष्यामः सर्वे वयमतः परम् ॥ २-१२॥

na tvevaaham jaatu naasam na tvam neme janaadhipaah
na chaiva na bhavishyaamah sarve vayam-atah param || 2-12||

There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings. Nor in any time of future shall any of us cease to exist.

देहिनोऽस्मिन्यथा देहे कौमारं यौवनं जरा ।
तथा देहान्तरप्राप्तिर्धीरस्तत्र न मुह्यति ॥ २-१३॥

dehino-asmin-yathaa dehe kaumaram yauvanam jaraa
tathaa dehaantara-praptih-dheerah-tatra na muhyati ||2-13||

As the embodied soul continuously passes from childhood to youth to old age, in the same way, at the time of death, the soul passes into another body. The wise man is not deluded by this (death, the last transit).

Shivoham!

Lets consider revisiting last verse –

तमुवाच हृषीकेश: प्रहसन्निव भारत |
सेनयोरुभयोर्मध्ये विषीदन्तमिदं वच: || 10||

Sanjay, the seer tells King Dhtitarashra (father of Kauravas) that when Arjuna became silent; Krishna, in the midst of both the armies started saying following with a genuine smile on his face. Smile has a meaning here.. it means that even in this situation, in the battlefield Krishna was far from despair, He seems to have to complaints rather he was perfectly happy with it. Such equanimous attitude is exhibited by someone with knowledge in every situations. We have seen such behaviour in all our Gurus. I vividly recollect how our VamaGuru, who was immobile and bed-ridden but still how joyous and full of smiles he was even in those times. I remember, how immediately after initiating me in a mantra (the mantra was about reviving health of someone) he ordered me not to take sankalpa of reviving his health. Even in that kind of condition h could laugh on his condition and attributed that to his karma. Similar was the situation in case of my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar Mishr ji when despite our repeated pleadings he did not submit the request for restoration of his health to Mother Divine. Masters are mysterious and they teach us more through their spontaneous actions. A common trend I have seen, they seem to be least worried in the matter of mortal body.

They show that with incomplete understanding, we find faults with the situations we are in—we have grudges and complaints about them. We want not only to avoid but sometimes feel like running away from them. We hold people and situations responsible for our misery. But the enlightened souls demonstrate through their actions that the world as created and run by God is perfect in every aspect. It is for a purpose that good and bad situations come to us.  This drama called life is arranged and played out only for our spiritual evolution.. Masters understand this secret and are never disturbed in difficult circumstances and face life with joy, serenity, tranquility. They have wisdom to discriminate between what should be changed and what needs to be accepted!

The Supreme Lord, having listened to Arjuna’s inner conflict and thereafter accepting his surrender as disciple is about to say his first words as Guru. In the battlefield the last time Krishna spoke to Arjuna it was a different relationship between them and therefore you can clearly see the contrast in his expressions. The first time when Krishna uttered few words it was from the perspective of a friend, the kshatriya King. In this capacity he talked about Arjuna’s worldly position and how his actions weren’t praiseworthy (anaarya-jushtam). How it was unmanly (klaibyam) of him to even consider running away from a battlefield. Krishna’s expressions were also different if you notice. He expresses disbelief and began only in ‘questioning’ tone, asking Arjuna, his cousin-friend how come such unexpected behaviour had befallen upon him. The second sentence then spoken by Krishna does look like command but if you understand it in perspective, he simply commands him to stand up (that means to drop the unmanly behaviour).

Now situation has changed!
Krishna is no more just a friend, he has assumed the position of Guru by virtue of Arjuna’s pleading and surrender. It is so beautiful to see how the tone, the context and the positioning of Krishna’s words change herefrom. The first expression of Krishna from the position of a Guru is a smile. His expressions are not of questioning but straightforward observation rooted in reality and he says to Arjuna “While you speak the words of wisdom, you are mourning for that which is not worthy of grief”. This is first beautiful shift, where a master is seen assuming the position of authority where he does not need to sugarcoat, care for the ego of disciple and thus you see the Krishna, a Master who has no hitch in calling spade a spade!

The second sentence is even a bigger jolt and transforms the quality of whole conversation. Instead of noble (one is so called noble in social view, objective view) ones, He is heard describing the behaviour of wisemen, the gyaanis, the realized ones (whose nobility is unto themselves). Arjuna is anxious only on the point of death but Krishna says “The wise lament neither for the living, nor for the dead”. It is such a deliberate generalization of the things that is bound to give an impetus to Arjuna’s mind only to internalize and self-reflect rather than focusing on anything elsewhere thus moving off the battlefield. The first job of a teacher is to force upon the disciple a new paradigm, a new outlook. For this some Masters prefer using shock treatment, especially in the Zen tradition. Here, in next few sentences Krishna will be seen gradually but steeply elevating the level of discourse from somewhat material and psychological level to the pure spiritual level. Such is the desired ability of every Master; Krishna, what to talk of  him who is the Greatest of Masters of all the times – the keeper of 64 Kalaas!

I had said in the beginning itself in my commentary of Gita that I shall prefer to treat this text as a real dialogue (though at telepathic level) between Krishna and Arjuna without injecting any theological lexicons or projected ideological imagery but since in the course Gita has already started flowing in such a way that it touches the territory of Guru-Disciple relationship, I find it apt to extend the above understanding to the level of spiritual practices (as that happen to be the major context in Guru-Disciple conversations). It so happens in the very beginning of disciple’s spiritual journey where (s)he finds himself baffled and confused and it feels to her/him that by walking this path of ‘self-discovery’ (s)he will be moving away from the loved ones. That it will be immoral and cuel to treat his relatives, friends and family with dispassion. Many people fear this phase of dispassion and solitude will make things worse. That they may lose their relationships and they site flawed and skewed reasons just as Arjuna was without considering the ultimate good. The Master then has to assure the disciple that he upon reaching ultimate destination (upon having arrived as we call it) shall not only become free from the bondage but also serve his/her people wisely, offering best care possible and unconditional love. A teacher or Guru through his/her own unique ways will ensure that hogwash a disciple presents is busted and a new light dawns upon him/her.

In the light of above facts now try understanding the next few sentences of Krishna – the Guru, that will make Arjuna gradually drift from the outer to inner, away from the hustle bustle of battlefield. His ways are so magical that even the reader of these expressions (verses) will eventually forget whether this conversation is about a war and is happening in a battlefield where bloodthirsty warriors (18 akshauhini = 3,936,600 soldiers) are raring to go and fight unto death or win. Such is the skill, grace and power of a true Master. He is capable of transporting disciple’s attention and consciousness to altogether new & unimaginable heights.

To stop the flawed flow of thoughts of Arjuna – the disciple, at the very outset Krishna powerfully communicates to him how his actions and words were contradicting. And in the second sentence he instills the possibility of becoming enlightened or wise by invoking reference to Pandaa (पण्डा ). The root sanskrit word of panditaah – meaning the learned ones is pandaa. Pandaa is the power of discriminative intellect. Those who possess such discrimination are considered wise and called Pandaa (पण्डा) or Pandita (पण्डित) and the wise ones do not lament for this material mortal body. And giving all considerations to the ignorance of disciple (Arjuna), fully anticipating the questions floating in the mind of his, the Supreme Lord furthers his discourse readily giving out the reason for ‘Why the wise or enlightened one’s do not lament for the body?’ in his next sentence.

Master says “Certainly, never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be. (2-12)”. This declaration of a Supreme Lord is unverifiable and you may wonder how come Arjuna accepted this statement of Krishna. Keep in mind that such is the authority of a Master that whatever words he speaks they are deemed to be true. The sheer force of conviction gained through experience is capable of sweeping the darkness of doubting intellect. There’s a popular expression “मन्त्रमूलम् गुरुवाक्यम् (mantra moolam guruvaakyam)” meaning the words spoken by a Master are Mantras in themselves.

What is mantra? मननात् त्रायते इति मन्त्रः, Mananat trayate iti mantrah.  The sound that liberates the mind is mantra.  Guru’s words liberates the mind. From what? Ignorance or Avidya. The words of a Master work on the disciple like a miraculous potion enabling him to open his inner eyes see through the blinding darkness of ignorance.
अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जन शलाकया । चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ Krishna’s words are piercing through the cloudy thinking of Arjuna sparking some light therein making him see the reality. In fact in this verse the Supreme Lord (whom we call Vishnu, Shiva or Brahmn) through the Krishna is declaring the truth of eternal existence not for Himself but everyone. Later in chapter 15 he will further explain why jeevas (individuals) are also eternal like Him by quoting – ममैवांशो जीवलोके जीवभूत: सनातन: |15-7|

Lord further says.. “As the embodied soul continuously passes from childhood to youth to old age, in the same way, at the time of death, the soul passes into another body. The wise man is not deluded by this. (2-13)”. Here Krishna is speaking of two things – One (Self) that is eternal, unchanging and the other (non-self) that keeps changing. It means that this world (being a thing other than self) is always changing. A very popular way of elaborating this verse is; At experiential level there are two (rather three if we consider the means of experience as well) entities – The Experience & Experiencer. Experience keeps changing and the Experiencer always remains full, complete, untouched and untainted.

Arjuna is listening and absorbing the divine words that are laden with the nectar of wisdom. He is ready to take up a journey of transformation. Are you?

Shivoham!

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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The Gita: Srimad Bhagwadgita: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता : Chapter 2:06-2:10

|| प्रातः स्मरणीय प्रथमगुरु पं. श्री मुरलीधर जी मिश्र ||

I, Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath sa-shaktikaayai bow down at the lotus feet of my first Guru, my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar ji Mishra,  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 always..

Shivoham!

न चैतद्विद्मः कतरन्नो गरीयो यद्वा जयेम यदि वा नो जयेयुः ।
यानेव हत्वा न जिजीविषामस्-तेऽवस्थिताः प्रमुखे धार्तराष्ट्राः ॥ २-६॥

na cha-etat-vidmah katarat-nah gareeyo
yat-vaa jayema yadi vaa nah jayeyuh|
yaan-eva hatvaa na jijeevikshaamah-te
-avasthitaah pramukhe dhaartaraashtraah||2-6||

Aruja says “We don’t even know which of the results is preferable for us—conquering them or being conquered by them. Even after killing them (the respected ones) we’ll not want to live. Yet they have taken the side of Dhritaraashtra, and now stand facing us on the battlefield.

कार्पण्यदोषोपहतस्वभावः पृच्छामि त्वां धर्मसम्मूढचेताः ।
यच्छ्रेयः स्यान्निश्चितं ब्रूहि तन्मे शिष्यस्तेऽहं शाधि मां त्वां प्रपन्नम् ॥ २-७॥

kaarpanya-dosha-upahata-sva-bhaavah
prichchhaami tvaam dharma-sammoodha-chetaah|
yat-shreyah syaat-nishchitam broohi tat-me
shishyah-te-aham shaadhi maam tvaam prapannam||2-7||

I am confused about my Dharma (duty), and am captured by anxiety and faintheartedness. I am your disciple and am surrendering to you. Please instruct me decisively what is best for me.

न हि प्रपश्यामि ममापनुद्याद् यच्छोकमुच्छोषणमिन्द्रियाणाम् ।
अवाप्य भूमावसपत्नमृद्धं राज्यं सुराणामपि चाधिपत्यम् ॥ २-८॥

na hi prapashyaami mama-apanudyaat
yat-shokam-uchchhoshanam-indriyaanaam|
avaapya bhoomau-asapatnam-riddham
raajyam suraanaam-api cha-aadhipatyam||2-8||

I can not see any means of driving away this anguish that is drying up my (indirya) senses. Even if I win a prosperous and unrivalled kingdom on the earth, or attain power & sovereignty like the celestial Gods, I will not be able to dispel and overcome this grief.

      सञ्जय उवाच ।
sanjaya uvaacha|

एवमुक्त्वा हृषीकेशं गुडाकेशः परन्तप ।
न योत्स्य इति गोविन्दमुक्त्वा तूष्णीं बभूव ह ॥ २-९॥

evam-uktvaa hrisheekesham gudaakeshah parantapah|
na yotsya iti govindam—uktvaa tooshneem babhoova ha||2-9||

Sanjay said: Having thus spoken, Gudakesh (the conqueror of sleep), that chastiser of enemies, addressed Hrishikesh (master of mind and senses) “Govind (the giver of pleasure to the senses)! I shall not fight,” and became silent.

तमुवाच हृषीकेशः प्रहसन्निव भारत ।
सेनयोरुभयोर्मध्ये विषीदन्तमिदं वचः ॥ २-१०॥

tam-uvaacha hrisheekeshah prahasan—iva bhaarata|
senayoh-ubhayoh-madhye visheedantam-idam vachah||2-10||

O Bhaarat (Dhritarashtra), thereafter, in the midst of both the armies, Hrishikesh (Shree Krishna) smilingly spoke the following words to the grief-stricken Arjuna.

Shivoham!

Arjuna, now having spoken his mind is concluding. In fact he is finding himself in utter confusion for after listening to his list of reasons for not taking up this war against kauravas; His cousin and wise charioteer, Krishna had called him Kleeva (eunuch) thereby challenging his bravery and then simply asked him to pick up his bow and armours to fight. Such plain rejection of all of Arjuna’s sensical (at least in his own view) reasons was completely unexpected. It was a jolt to his thinking and he could see some value in Krishna’s directive of fighting the war but his deeper, conditioned response was still overpowering thus he became totally confused.

This complex state of confusion is extremely precious because because amid the inner fight of reasons and counter reasons which only creates more confusion making a person come to a third response – freeze. Fight and flight was engaging to the karmendriyas but ‘freeze’ makes one introvert for it concerns one’s inner energies, gyaanendriyas (sense or cognitive organs) and antah-karanas (inner instruments of action). Only because this confusion happened Gita became possible!

The possibility of Gita, coming from a Guru that has power of clearing all the confusions happens only when a disciple is confused but along with this confused state another element is compulsory – The surrender. See what Arjuna is saying. He says “I am confused about my Dharma (duty), and am captured by anxiety and faintheartedness. I am your disciple and am surrendering to you. Please instruct me decisively what is best for me.” Further explaining his confusion, inner deadlock and helplessness he says “I can not see any means of driving away this anguish that is drying up my (indirya) senses. Even if I win a prosperous and unrivalled kingdom on the earth, or attain power & sovereignty like the celestial Gods, I will not be able to dispel and overcome this grief.”

This is a miracle moment in Kurukshetra! How so lovely! A disciple and his Guru are born in the battlefield! But two people knowing each other for more than eight decades but how come such surrender did not happen in 8o years! Yes, At the time of Mahaabhaarata Krishna and Arjuna both were about 89 years old. Whole of his life Arjuna knew that Krishna is not an ordinary man. He very well knew his baalaleelaa and his divinely heroic deeds wherein he removes countless number of wicked demons and the great powerful king of Mathura, Kansa. Arjuna took Krishna all his life only as a wise friend, loving cousin and an able advisor who had command in many kalaas including the religious principles (dharma). Dharma is a complicated and confusing subject because opposed to the spiritual understanding where ‘world is just an illusion – Maya’, it is rooted in the understanding that ‘this world is real’ and therefore while dealing with and living in this real world innumerable rules are to be followed. It happens so that many times for ordinary mind some of the rules seem contradicting each other and therefore someone wise need to be consulted to interpret dharma (duty of human being).

It is said there are twelve great knowers of religious principles— the Aja or Brahma, Naarad, Lord Shiva, the Sanatkumaras, Kapil Muni, Svayambhuva Manu, Great devotee (Bhakta) Prahlaad, King Janak, Grandfather (Pitaamaha) Bheeshma, Raja Bali, Shukadev and Veda Vyaasa. None of them can be consulted by you in today’s time therefore if someone chooses to live a religious life he/she will have to look out for someone who knows the essence of scriptures. If we go by vedic dictum then it is said in Mundakopanishad “To know the Absolute Truth (Brahm/Shiv Tattva/Parmaatmaa), approach a Guru who is both a knower of the scriptures and is situated on the platform of God-realization”. For a modern man finding such teachers is almost an impossibility nevertheless one must continue his search for such a teacher keeping Lord’s declaration in mind ‘yadaa yadaa hi dharmasya glaanirbhavati bhaarata, abhyutthaanama-adharmasya tadaatmaanam srijaamyaham’ If you are willing to be guided by Dharma Lord will appear in your life!

Arjuna declares “शिष्यस्तेऽहं शाधि मां त्वां प्रपन्नम्, I am your disciple and I surrender to you for your guidance.” This moment is magical. This is turning point in Arjuna’s life. In fact from hereon Krishna the friend cum advisor has become Guru. You may have questions in mind how come just in the confusion of few minutes Arjuna could accept Krishna as Guru so decisively. Well, you don’t see the urgency of it in your life that is your problem. You feel a ‘tomorrow’ is always assured. You don’t see the futility of winning the battles and war you are fighting. You feel this ‘sadness’ and ‘anxiety’ will go away once you will ‘win’ the ‘set targets’. Take Arjuna as an example of an extremely successful person as far as shooting down the target in material life is concerned. Deep slumber, wrong direction of efforts and lack of urgency apart, I must say you are also not as capable as Arjuna, ‘Gudaakesha – the one who has won over his sleep’. While this may be true that Arjuna won over his sleep but metaphorically this indicates a state where a seeker is putting every effort to utilize every moment of his/her life so much so that sleep has vanished from his eyes. Arjuna has definitely accepted Krishna in his urgency. You will see his ensuing questions, his further doubts and hiccups in accepting his Master’s advice only prove this point in the course of Gita.

Arjuna is ready to listen to his newly found Guru, Krishna. Everyone has to find one. Just to demonstrate the need for accepting a Guru to gain knowledge, Lord Krishna himself took this step. In his early life, he went to the Ashram of Sandipani Muni (currently in Ujjain) to learn sixty-four sciences from him. Whom are you waiting for? Are you waiting for a Mahabharata? In all probability there’s no possibility of a Mahabharata happening in your life wherein you would be required to kill your relatives, friends, brothers, uncles and teachers. So wake up become aware of your own battles and confusions then only you would earnestly yearn for the ultimate wisdom. Feel the urgency of finding the nectar of immortality before death comes. Death is not a thing of tomorrow. It has already swallowed up many many you loved and cared for. Even right now it is eating you and everyone around you. It is standing in front of you. Can’t you see? If you do then you will definitely start trembling like Arjuna for you will at once realize there’s no point in winning this war. The real game is probably something else!

Arjuna’s state is not unique. It is you here! You find yourselves in so many intellect-crippling situations as you go through the journey of life. Remember? You wanted happiness in a relationship but experience misery. You desired to know everything under the sun but find yourself so ignorant. You craved for true love, but that has proved to be a mirage. All your degrees, education and titles fall apart and are of no use when a loved one departs. You may not sense it but everyone needs supreme knowledge to solve the complex puzzle called life. Gita shows Arjuna needed a Guru and he found one in Krishna. You too need a true Guru who is situated in experience and you too need to drop your ego and surrender in humility to learn from Him.

Yes! dropping your ego and surrender is must. Even Krishna will later in fourth chapter give this wisdom to Arjuna on how to receive the wisdom from your Guru. Krishna preaches “O Arjuna! You must learn the Truth by taking refuge in a spiritual Master. Inquire from him with reverence and also render your selfless service unto him.”

“तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः”

Sanjay said – Having spoken thus, Gudakesh (the conqueror of sleep), that chastiser of enemies, addressed Hrishikesh (master of mind and senses) “Govind (the giver of pleasure to the senses)! I shall not fight,” and became silent.

Here too is a lesson for the seekers. Even in your confusion there is some prominent option. It is important to identify that emotion or thought. Then clarify your position to your Guru and become silent. This silence is not verbal. You have to become silent in your mind. Arjuna may not have had the opportunity to calm his breath due to obvious reasons but you do. So to silence your mind when you are listening to your Guru, check your breath. Use breath control (pranayama), use Swara principles to your advantage. Keep your Guru towards your receiving side. It helps!

Enough for today.

Shivoham!

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

Ach. Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath is master of SriVidya, 
Yoga and Tantra. He along with his beloved consort 
Ma Shakti Devpriya, initiates interested seekers in
Tattva Shakti Vigyaan, Kriya, Yoga, Tantra, Swara &
Yantra Vigyaan. To know more about upcoming workshops
visit www.shaktimultiversity.com 
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Path, Guru, Guidance

Pranam Swamiji!
I am a radiologist from Bengalooru. I have been following your website and read a few books also and i have found the practises ascribed by you quite genuine. I would like to start my journey on this path. Kindly guide me as to how I should proceed. My interest is in attending “The Power of Five Elements” and “Nadishodhan” and how would I know that I am doing the processes right?
– Dr. Radha M.

Shivoham!

The question has asked pertinent questions like a genuine seeker seeking guidance and since my answer to her questions would enlighten many other seekers therefore i have taken the liberty to reply it here on the blog. It shall be more helpful if i choose answering some unasked questions that will help every reader.

REFRAIN FROM “SPIRITUAL SELF-MEDICATION”

It is quite common a scenario in today’s time where thousands of overly enthusiastic spiritual seekers choose the practices themselves based on their own liking and inclinations.. the only teacher they have is Guru Google. In fact the role of any spiritual teacher is like a doctor, vaidya or hakeem who would first assess your inherent tendencies, strengths and weaknesses etc. before prescribing you some medicines. You being a doctor yourself would agree that self-medication is not only dangerous but can be fatal too. People follow this in case of physical health and well being but fail to recognize and apply the same principle while dealing with their spiritual health. Only a spiritually healthy individual can reach the highest experience of ‘self-illumination’ and not the one who has worked against oneself by virtue of ‘spiritual-self-medication’.

It is sad state of affairs but not all the blame can be put on the innocent seekers because there are some obvious compulsive factors that push then in such self-destructive behaviour; ignorance, lack of self-study, falling prey to marketing gimmicks etc. However the biggest contributing factor is unapproachable spiritual teachers for even if someone wishes to speak with or take guidance from a spiritual teacher one only lands up being more frustrated as their mails/questions etc. never get more than system-generated auto-replies. Hardly a single popular teacher (popularity has a formula – having Million+ followers on Twitter and Youtube) is available now a days to listen to the queries of a person who is just about to begin his/her journey. So what happens at the end is that person joins a programme or chooses one of ‘the best Gurus’ in virtual space.

READ AUTHENTIC BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT

Having avoided the ‘spiritual-self-medication’ one must try to read authentic literature at home. Authentic literature is the one which you tag as scriptures. Find out the original books on the subject you are attracted to and duly read them. For example if you want to pursue the path of Yoga, read books like Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Gherand Samhita, Shiva Samhita, Goraksh Samhita, YogaChoodamani  Upanishad etc. For Tantra you have volumes of scriptures on the subject, such as Spanda Karikas, Pratyabhignya, Shiva Sutras and many many other books such as Bhagwad Gita, YogaVashishtha, Shiva Purana, Saundarya Lahari etc. etc. Such books are the original source of information on the subject serve as the foundation stone for personal spiritual journey.

One thing must be remembered that such reading may not always clarify your doubts rather create more confusions but being informed of the subject is better than not. Also an important rider I would like to place here : Read everything but do not self-experiment! You must not start experimenting. Picking up practices (even if you find them easier than expected) from these books is most likely than not going to worsen your situations and damage mind-body-energy systems beyond repair. So having acquired authentic information (views of different founder teachers) on the subject, now more confused than ever what should a seeker do then? Approach a teacher for clarifying your doubts and showing you the right way.

A TEACHER’S ROLE – PROVIDING PERSONALIZED, NEED-BASED AUTHENTIC PROCESSES & PERSONAL ATTENTION

There is no challenge in finding the best today. Just Google, Lo & behold! A great and famous teacher pops up. The syberspace and social media will give you thousand clues each day about whom to go for but for sure it is extremely difficult job to find a teacher who is available to help you personally. So do spend quite some time in this search. Knock 100 doors, wait for the answers to come, stay patient and hopeful for genuine efforts never miss in paying back. With my personal experience I can tell you that There are great teachers waiting to be approached by sincere seekers so while it may take time but if you stick to your search keeping the criterion of personal attention and authenticity close to your heart your callings are definitely going to be heard.

It is equally your own responsibility to cross-check and verify the authenticity of teachings offered and lineage of your Teacher for it is quite possible to find yourself landing in a great campus of a celebrity teacher who himself has never been a disciple. Here your being informed (by virtue of your scripture reading) comes to your rescue. Frankly speaking, the Guru Lineage is of utmost importance – in fact the Indian spiritual code of conduct demands us to have a teacher or Guide on the path of God (Even avataras like Rama and Krishna had to accept some or the other contemporary Rishi as their Guru) by the same logic how can we choose a Guru who has never practised discipleship. Such a person probably wouldn’t understand the challenges of a disciple for he has never been one. If you don’t understand what I mean, I would encourage you to experiment and come to your own conclusions.

Another thing that comes to the mind of a seeker – Should I accept someone as my Guru on my first meeting? People can’t and probably should not make someone their Guru on day 1 for it takes time to get accustomed to and comfortable with the peculiar ways of teachers. So if someone does that in hurry (takes one as Guru in his first meeting) then sooner or later he/she is most likely to abandon his/her Guru in hurry. Compatibility is the key word here!

So spend some time learning from the teacher you have zeroed on. Focus on the quality of teachings and their coherence with the theory you have already read. Focus more on what opportunities of selfgrowth your teacher offers you on the meditation/yoga mat than off the mat. This is important because many at times it is observed that teachers push their students to overly focus on Seva (service) projects and promotional aspects.. if that happens the students mostly forget their real agenda of self-realization due to the limelight, ego-pampering and recognition received in their being the leader of a project or presentor etc. While Seva and other such things do play their role in self-development and self-discovery but indulgence is the greatest spoiler. The key point is to stay watchful of such distractions and keeping yourself focused on ‘Real Goal’ of being a student of spirituality.

You start your journey as a student but then if everything moves well by the grace of Mother Divine in natural course of time your ‘Teacher’ may become your ‘Guru’ and you ‘The Student’ becomes a ‘Disciple’. It happens when you repose your 100% faith in your teacher. Story of Swami Vivekananda and Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa exactly reflects this.

ANSWER PERTINENT TO THE QUESTIONER BELOW

Read further only if you are sure you too have the same question as Dr. Radha.

Beloved Dr. Radha, Now since you asked for the guidance on where to begin then my answer shall begin with an exercise for you…

IDENTIFY – WHICH CATEGORY YOU BELONG TO

In fact it has been close to two decades since Ma Shakti Devpriya and I started serving and assisting people in their search for excellence. As an extension to our endeavours ‘The Shakti Multiversity‘ platform caters to variety of students worldwide through our different empowerment programmes and workshops. No chest-thumping here but only as the context of our observations.

What we have observed that there are still categories of so called seekers. Some people have issues in their lives such as finance, health, relationship etc. and they feel spiritual practices can come to their rescue. They come only to mend their material lives. We have many programmes for them – for example Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya, Swar Vigyaan, Prachya Prateek Vigyaan, Tattva Shakti Therapy, Dharna, Power of Five Elements, Solar Power Therapy, NadiShodhan, Personalized Mandala Reading etc. This group has a clear goal in mind mostly concerning with getting relief and strength to tackle their life-issues they are facing. Choosing to further explore their inner world ONLY after they get relief. This category generally does not seek ‘The Truth or God’. It is not in their priorities however we must appreciated them for their clarity on what they want.

Second category is of those who are hungry for information. This group wants to know everything in the world a category of info-gatherers. These people keep hopping from place to place, teacher to teacher only to satiate their itch. Some students of this category are ambitious to become teachers themselves and they hope to do so by collecting info from here and there. Whatever be the case such students find it hard to settle with any practice or Teacher for long as their drivers are different. Further they not only lack in patience but also find themselves helpless.. to their deep rooted inquisitiveness. Such students are seemingly quick learners of theory but lack in application. As teachers we do our best to serve them. We give them enough information knowing fully that not one but even hundreds of multiversities will probably not suffice to feed to their thirst for Avidya (knowledge of words). (smiles)

PATH FOR SERIOUS AND SINCERE SEEKERS

In hindi/sanskrit a true Guru is called Sadguru (Sat+Guru=Sadguru). Sadguru is one who facilitates your journey to Sat (Truth). Every journey has some or the other types of milestones to indicate you are on the right path, that you are doing your processes right. When you are on a journey and milestones don’t seem to move opposite to the direction of your travel it means you aren’t moving. In spiritual journey although it is somewhat difficult to share the milestones in advance due to some obvious reasons but a tiered system of practices wherein your individual progress is evaluated by your teacher periodically and then if found eligible you are given a higher practice/process is definitely far better than getting a ‘Single practice for Life’ (for all). Such systems of practice ensure the students are evaluated from time to time and also there is more of student-teacher interaction. You must find out if despite tiered system existing no periodic evaluation is done by your teacher and there is absence of real-time (as and when required) guidance, it should be treated as red-flag.

If there’s sincere desire to discover inner bliss and one wishes to learn with us at ‘The Shakti Multiversity’, we induct that individual in Tattva Shakti Vigyaan.  In brief, this tiered system of tantric practices has III levels and you are inducted at Level – I (Pratham Koti) and make progression from Level-I to II and likewise. After each level the practitioner is evaluated for the eligibility for higher practices. Once Triteeya Koti (Level – III) Sadhana is successfully completed to the satisfaction of Guru, the practitioner is given few chosen practices and rituals (depending upon his/her orientation, inclinations and capacity) and when siddhi in this final practice is seen manifesting, the Krama-SriVidya Sadhana or Vama Sadhana begins and practitioner is formally initiated in corresponding sacred lineage (Guru-Shishya parampara).

This is a continuous process, all the while (during these three Kotis) every practitioner has complete freedom to connect and seek guidance from us. In this enriching journey practitioners get many opportunities to strengthen their spiritual makeup. Every festival  like Navaratri, Purnima, Amavasyas, Sankrantis and Shiva ratris they are given some practices to be performed. You get to attend long residential retreats where Ma Shakti Devpriya ji and I personally interact with you and teach so many other processes around healing, empowerment rituals and applied Tantric principles.

This should be more than enough for you Dr. Radha.

Shivoham!

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

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Supplementing Astrology with Swara Yoga

Swara Vigyaan is about being in tune with the cosmic rhythms especially with the two luminaries – the sun & the moon. To become a Swar Yogi one needs to commit a lifetime and it is worth that!
Shivoham!

Tattva Shakti Vigyaan

स्वरहीनश्च दैवज्ञो नाथहीनं यथा गृहम् |
शास्त्रहीनं यथा वक्त्रं शिरोहीनं च यद्वपुः ||
— शिव स्वरोदय
An astrologer without the knowledge of Swara Yoga is akin to a house without its master; or a mouth without scripture; or a body without a head.
Śiva Swarodaya

What is Swara Yoga?

Swara Yoga has a compelling utility for the material as well as the spiritual man. For the material man, it can be leveraged effectively to gain insights into the right time for taking decisive steps towards his material well being – starting a business, joining a job, constructing a house, negotiating a deal and such myriad dilemma we face every day. It is the best divination technique for everyone common man who is ready to spend his life in this discipline. For the spiritual, it is the invaluable tool to knowing one’s own self.

Tying Astrology to Swara Yoga

Prediction…

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Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya – Experiencing the Power of Tattvas!

Are you desiring to achieve a perfect state of physical, mental and emotional well being?

Do you wish to improve your relationship with self and others?

Do you yearn for spiritual growth & balance in life?

Normally such holistic growth requires one to enter in a spiritual path with complete dedication and spend huge amount of time with the able Master or Guru but neither everyone has so much of time nor everyone is ready to take the plunge.

If you too are looking for success, health and peace; If you are searching for answers in your life Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya* is your answer.

Our whole being resonates with the rhythm of the universe. This unique amazing rhythm of the universe is created by the play of five elements also known as Panch Mahabhuta. The Five Great elements are not only supporting us on the gross level, but they are the foundation and basis of who and what we are. Our every thought and action arises from the play of these five elements and further affects them too. Working with the five elements simply means tending to the roots.  Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is an ancient Tantric Kriya that purifies and balances the five elements.

The Five Great elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The Chakras in our body are the abode of the five elements. The Earth element (Prithvi) resides in Root Chakra (Muladhara). The Water element (Jal) resides in Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana). The Fire element (Agni) resides in Solar Plexus (Manipura Chakra). The Air Element (Vayu) resides in Heart Chakra (Anahat) and Space element (Akasha) resides in Throat Chakra (Vishudh).

bliss3Health of the chakras determine our physical, mental and spiritual well being. Although the Chakras are a part of our energy body, but they are also connected to the various endocrine glands in the body. The endocrine glands release hormones directly into the blood influencing and controlling various aspects of growth, development and daily activities. When we start to work on the five elements with Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya, the chakras are also cleansed and balanced. In turn they affect the related endocrine glands leading to better well being of the physical body. The physical body feels light and is completely de-stressed after practicing the Kriya.

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Almost all physical and mental disturbances are caused due to blocks in our energy system. Our energy system is made up of Chakras and Nadis. If you feel sad, angry, irritated  and depressed most of the times, it is because of blocked energy channels leading to sluggish chakras. The breathing techniques done during Panch Mahabhoot Shakti kriya cleanse the nadi system and free you from negative emotions like anger, worry, anxiety and depression. Practicing the Kriya just once makes you feel happy and relaxed. Having a perfect emotional well being leads to more creative and prolific life.

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If you have been meditating for a long time or have just started to meditate, you must have certainly confronted the biggest hurdle that is of achieving a thoughtless state of mind. Every person who has practiced Panch Mahabhoot Shakti Kriya, have said to achieve that state. In exact words of a practitioner after practicing Kriya just once”First time in life I have felt so calm and focussed both at the same time while doing a practice. Although it was just for a few moments, but I know now what I am capable of” Achieving a state of thoughtlessness is dream of every meditator and by practicing Panch Mahabhoot Kriya you can surely achieve it.

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Revered Tantrika and Tattva Shakti Vigyaan propagator Ma Shakti says “If you really want to change things in your life do something about it. Through Panch Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya it is so possible only by giving few minutes daily to yourself. This Tantric Kriya starts re-wiring your life-energies by harnessing the power of Five great Elements. The positive impact of this restructuring becomes visible in all life situations, health, relationships in less than 3 months itself. Pancha Mahabhuta Shakti kriya** opens the further growth avenues for spiritual growth. ”

By giving just few minutes to Panch Mahabhoot Kriya daily you change your life forever. The effects are incredible and benefits are immense.

Course Curriculum

If you wish for professional and personal excellence, Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya  shall help you immensely by creating a better understanding of your own interiority thereby empowering you to handle the day to day challenges of modern life with fluidity of ease. Alongwith this Kriya you are taught the correct way of breathing and the process of Energy-Cleansing.

A 27-minute practice in the form of Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is a priceless gem from antiquity that Tantra Masters Ma Shakti and Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath are giving out for Introducing Tantra to Modern Man. Brought to the modern world by Masters this ancient Kriya tunes your entire system with the cosmic rhythms of Tattvic Energies helping your body, mind, emotions and energies function in unison with Nature’s healthy vibrations.

Eligibility Criteria

No special eligibility is required to attend this course

Course Benefits

Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya  gives multiple benefits on different levels in your life –

Health Benefits (Body) –

Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya works on your whole body. Through regular practice it restores complete health. List of some of ailments which can be controlled and alleviated are as below –

  1. Hypertension
  2. Allergies
  3. Headaches & Migraine
  4. Heart Diseases
  5. Pain
  6. Gastrointestinal disturbances
  7. Asthma
  8. Insomnia
  9. Low Immunity
  10. Anxiety
  11. Hormonal issues
  12. Menstrual issues
  13. Obesity

Health Benefits (Mind) –

Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya mends the way mind works.  It relaxes and the mind and brings about the capacity to control mind. Regular practice shall show its effect in following areas –

  1. Improved sense of wellbeing
  2. Improved quality of sleep
  3. Reduces Stress (thus the risk of stroke and heart diseases)
  4. Enhances attention
  5. Improves mental capacities
  6. Effectively helps in managing PreMenstrual Syndrome
  7. Better Concentration
  8. Better memory and recall
  9. Boosts self-confidence

Benefits (Spiritual) –

Panch-Mahabhuta Shakti Kriya is the foundation stone for one’s spiritual progress. It paves the path for getting into discipleship program and initiation. Things it does to you on spiritual levels are –

  1. Capacity to become thoughtless at will
  2. All benefits of Meditation
  3. Moves person from Tamasik to Rajasik
  4. Movement from Rajasik qualities to Sattvic
  5. Triggers & sustains the process of Bhuta Shuddhi
  6. Improves sensitivity to Higher Energies
  7. Optimally balances Ha (Sun)-Tha (Moon)
  8. Improved self-understanding
  9. Disciplines life and develop faith in divine

HOW TO REGISTER?

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In the praise of Kama – The Expanded Meanings

Kama is the highest element. Human life is driven by Kama. In every action and emotion Kama is the undercurrent. Life is impossible without kama. Elevating the qualities and transcendence of kama is altogether different story. The region of Kama extends from bhoga (sense enjoyment) – lipsa (deep longing or desiring) to Yoga – Veepsaa (expansion or permeation). In Vedas Kama  has been called agni (fire).. The mantra is as under –

यो देवो विश्वाद् यमु काममाहुः
यं दातारं प्रतिगृहन्तमाहुः |

यो धीरः शक्रः परिभू अदाभ्यः
तेभ्यो अग्निभ्यो हुतमस्तु एतत् ||   (अथर्व 3/21/4)

यः देवः विश्व-आद् = That deity which keeps consuming (eating) all (everything)

यम् उ कामम् आहुः = That in full certainty is known as kama

यं दातारं प्रतिगृहन्तमाहुः = That entity is what engages in ‘giving’ and ‘receiving’

यः धीरः शक्रः परिभू अदाभ्यः = That who is patient, powerful and all pervading, the one what can not be won over and is immortal. अदाभ्यः – The one which can not be ignored or condemned and that which is insuppressible.

शक्रः – The who is able, capable, has power; is valiant and has forbearance = इन्द्र

तेभ्यः अग्निभ्यः हुतम् अस्तु एतत् = I offer aahuti (offering in fire) of my discourse in that fire of kama. In vedas the words agni (fire) and kama (the power of desiring.. not essentially sexual) has been interchangeably used.

Agni (fire) is an entity that burns. Kama also has that quality. The power to burn also lies in Surya (Sun) and therefore mandala (region) of surya is abode of kama. Surya is kama in it. Surya is kaami (the one who has kama). There is a story that Surya coupulated with Kunti (mother of Pandavas of Mahabharata) while she was a kanya (As per scriptures ‘kanya’ is a damsel in the age band where she should not be engaged with sexually but Surya did so. The guidelines of Scriptures are for humans not for Devas!) Without caring for the rules Surya Deva put his seed in the womb of Kunti and Karna (कर्ण ) was born. ( कृ हिंसायाम् कृणाति + नक् = कर्ण ) कर्ण – A violent and valiant warrior.

Agni (अग्नि) has been called shakra (शक्र), It is the name of Indra (इन्द्र). By this we can deduce that devas are potently kaamuka (desirous of everything including sexual desire). Kunti has 6 sons, all born of Devas. From Surya – Karna, from Dharma – Yudhishthir, from Vayu – Bheema, from Indra – Arjuna, from Naasatya – Nakula and from Dasra – Sahdeva. Amazing! Isn’t it? When Devas are upto this then what to say of Humans. Humans supercede Devas both in Bhoga and Yoga. My salutations to all Kami Individuals!

In the same mantra above Kama has been called vishwaada (विश्वाद् = the one which eats everyone or everything). Agni and Kama are the two sides of the same coin. The inner Agni (fire) is Kama and outer Kama is Fire. Till the time body has Agni (Fire, heat) kama pervails. As soon as the fire (warmth) goes from body the kama is gone and vice versa. As soon as kama intensifies in the body – the body gets heated (warmer). The agni  burns the body, log of woods and such materials but the kama  burns mana, buddhi and ahamkara. Man thinks that he is enjoying the bhogas (objects of pleasures) but in reality the bhogas consume (take in) the man. Bhogas stay as they are but the body becomes weak and fragile thus incapable of enjoying them. Bhogas then leave the body.. what is the capacity of human to leave the bhogas?

There are four type of creatures – Andaja, Pindaja, Udbhidja, Swedaja [अण्डज, पिण्डज (जरायुज), उद्भिद्ज, स्वेदज] and they all are under the control of kama. This srishti (The world and the activities of this world) in motion due to kama. Therefore Kama himself is Parameshwara. There is this shloka in the epic Mahabharata (Shanti Parva) –

यतः सर्वे प्रसूयन्ते ह्यनङ्गात्माङ्गदेहिनः |
उन्मादः सर्वभूतानां तस्मै कामात्मने नमः ||

यतः सर्वे प्रसूयन्ते – From which everything is born.

हि अनङ्ग् – आत्माङ्ग् – देहिनः – The one who without any doubt or hinderance does not have his own body but essentially uses body of every creature(s)/species as his own.

उन्मादः सर्वभूतानां – The one who lives as unmaada (blind but intense desiring, intoxication, pride, frenzy, highest pleasure etc.) in every creature.

तस्मै कामात्मने नमः – I bow down to that kaamatma param (ultimate) purusha (being).

Kama has been called ananga (अनङ्ग् ). Ananga means – Motionless, or formless, the one which does not move. This is surprising that an entity which does not move keeps this cosmos in play. In fact this is true. Word Anga (अंग) has been constructed by using two words i.e. Anga (अङ्ग) and Gatau (गतौ).  Hands, feet, mouth and even inner organs etc. have movement therefore these are anga. The one through which an action (or activity) is performed is called anga. Therefore the one from which no action is performed is called ananga [अन् (नञ) + अङ्ग  = अनङ्ग् ]. The activity happens through something having form. In our world whatever is perceivable can be treated as the cause of an activity. So if something is beyond perception it will have to be treated as ‘inactive’ or ineffective (exactly the same logic has been applied to reject the existence of God as the creator of this cosmos).  That inactive (imperceivable) entity or tattva is Kama. It is cause or trigger of activity. The element (entity) that causes activity is called ananga and the one through which (means) the activity is performed is called anga. The ‘activity’ (क्रिया) flows through the ‘means’ (करण) but ‘root cause/ trigger’ (प्रेरक) or the reason for the activity is the real ‘doer’ (कर्ता). Kama is the all pervading tattva. Any tattva that is all pervading can not be perceived to be moving. The one who is present everywhere need not travel (move) to reach some place because that is available at all places. Like Akasha like kama. Akasha is inside and also outside in the same way kama is present inside every object and outside all the time. The one which has anga (organ or means of activity, or with a form) can not be all pervading. Only ananga can be all pervading. I bow down to that ananga!

More about Kama in the next article..

Shivoham!

-Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath

It is my honour to place above the literal translation of 
understanding given by Veda-Guru paramhamsa Shri ‘Aatharvan’ 
Ji Maharaj. The permission to translate his works in English was 
given by Guruvar in 2016 itself.. but due to my various engagements 
it could not begin earlier. This Chaitra Navaratri of 2019 I have 
finally taken up the himalayan task of translating his works in
English language as per his wish so that non-hindi people and even 
westerners can taste the divine nectar of his profound understanding 
of Vedas. I must say that all the substance and great teachings 
in this text are of His and in this translation if there are any 
mistakes those have to be mine. In reverence I humbly bow down to 
divinity in Gurudev for his personal guidance.

 

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