Monday, April 12, 2010

Aacharan


An incident of Pune Shivir, May 2009 (my first shivir)


I was in the hotel room on the fourth night of the Shivir and was reading a book "Pathanjali's Yoga Sutras" and while going through the rigid disciples of a yogi as explained by Pathanjali (Father of Yoga), I thought to myself "How come Babaji never talks about these basic disciplines that a spiritual aspirant should have?" I turned to my friend and said, "Babaji should tell some guidelines to ShivYog sadhaks which can help us." Saying this I continued reading. Next day, the shivir went on and we had an early lunch break and babaji returned at 12:45 p.m. and as we were singing at his entry to his chair, Babaji sat with his eyes closed for a while and then opened and said, "While I was coming here I had a message from the guru mandala to convey that there are lot of youths in this shivir and it is a very happy thing. 
They have asked me to convey some "aacharan" and guidelines to all." I was shocked to hear this! Babaji always asked to ask him whatever questions in the mind and he shall answer it. This was the proof for it as I did not know much about Babaji or ShivYog teachings as I was new and this was my first shivir. But I was delighted at this incident and started jotting down. Not surprising then, that the points that he mentioned were from Yoga Sutras of Pathanjali. These were not in detail but Babaji said that the youths must follow some aacharan in their lives and what follows is what was jotted down:

Below is what babaji's briefly mentioned in the shivir only about YAMA and NIYAMA. (One may want to refer in detail about Yoga Sutras and if so, click here.)

Yama:  There are three things in yama: sathya, ahimsa and astheya.  Never judge a person because others will look to you as your own mental/emotional status or condition is.
  • Sathya: 
    • Truth is in present.
    • you are in the present there will be no paap and karma dosh.
    • Only egoistic persons will say 'Truth is bitter.'
  • Ahimsa:
    • Never hurt anyone.
    • When one says something due to which the other person becomes sad, agitated or creates ashanti, then one gets karma dosh.
    • Ahimsa starts from the mind.
    • Those who have violence in the mind but do not physically hurt are not nonvoilent people but weak people.  The strong will attack physically and weak people use violence by cursing or attacking hidingly.
    • Giving unconditional love needs strength.
    • Live a balanced (samyak) life.
    • The origin and objective of kalaripet (Indian form of martial arts) was divine (nonvoilence).
    • First thing getting up in the morning remember all your came in your life and give them unconditional love. You will develop Tej (will power).
  • Astheya:
    • What you have not earned, don't long for it.
    • Tap everything from the infinite Universe - create!
    • Learn to seek and it shall be given.
    • Don't take someone else's credit.
    • Bramhacharya (celebacy) till at least 20 years. Multiple partners are not right.
    • If sexual energy is too much don't oppose or fight it, channel it upwards. For controlling lust siddhas have a solution (to read in detail on this click here.)
    • When angry, sad, fearful or sulky do this kriya (purging kriya) and give some shambhavi to the manipura chakra (solar plexus).  The purging kriya Babaji demonstrated was to hold your hands just in front of the manipura chakra such that the tip of the middle fingers touch each other with your palms facing your body. Then keeping the arms till the wrist intact, only move out the palms and fingers outwards and inwards many times. This will look like gates opening and closing. This is to be done a couple of times. This purging will let out the excess energy in the manipura chakra.
Niyama: Time and discipline.
  • Leave the bed immediately when you wake up in the morning.
  • Learn to communicate with your body and your mind.
  • Before sleeping get conscious in totality about the mind, body and soul and tell yourself, "sleep well, dream good and get up at ____ o'clock." This should be commanded to yourself in full awareness.
  • Make all niyams of your life.
  • Learn to say NO to cigarettes, liquor and drugs and learn to say "NO" with confidence.
  • Plan periodically professionally, financially and socially.
Above is what babaji's briefly mentioned in the shivir only about YAMA and NIYAMA.


(One may want to refer in detail about Yoga Sutras and if so, click here.)



2 comments :

  1. Namah Shivay Jacobji!

    Thank you for this sharing this!

    I have been in and out of 2 jobs in the last 4 years- total 1 yr 7 months work expeience only. During this time i have not worked hard enough to get better jobs. Now in the light of the following, i feel hesitant to ask rightfully for my dream job which in turn results in not being specific about what i want in the first place:
    What you have not earned, don't long for it.


    Again there are these:

    ◦Tap everything from the infinite Universe - create!
    ◦Learn to seek and it shall be given.


    Kindly help me out of this tangle.

    Lots of thanks to Babaji....

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  2. There is abundance in the Universe and everything that one wants can be tapped and created from it according to the law of attraction. Law of attraction works on manifesting what you truly desire and think and not just from the conscious mind. Manifestations are what you think, talk, feel and live all the time.

    What you have not earned, dont long for it is astheya which mean not to covet things which are not yours. this pertains to the possessions of other beings. what others have is rightfully their property and one has no right to take that away because there is so much in the universe that one can attract or ask for oneself and when this is there is abundance it is not right to take other being's property..

    namah shivaya....

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