Friday, July 23, 2010

Why I practice ShivYog


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With hopes that this article should be able to instigate the reader the same question as this article title and help one refresh the practice.

There were many paths, many gurus, many methods. I went through many paths, met and tried to learn about many gurus, tried many methods and finally chose one! None of the other gurus, paths and methods were disappointing or non-appealing. Every guru had something or the other precious to teach, every path had its own charm and every method was fulfilling. But then I saw that things were getting scattered and finally I decided to choose a path. There were other friends who were into many other paths but each chose what was best suited for them. Some into bhakti marg, some into raj yoga, some preferred to be devoutly religious, some in Vipassana and so on. I finally knew that I was inclined more towards Siddha marg. This became very obvious when I started reading more about the lives of siddha gurus and yogis. "An autobiography of a Yogi" by Yoganand Paramahamsa was the turning point. I started following Kriya Yoga but still lacked something - a guru in the physical self. It is not necessary that everyone thinks what I think but yes, my inclinations were in this way. Of course, it is not absolutely necessary that everyone should have a physical guru. The matter of fact is that I was following Bade Baba (Bhagawan Nityananda) through whom I came to Shivanand Baba. More details are in the article How I came into ShivYog.


Coming to why I practice ShivYog. First and foremost thing is Babaji'. Some other reasons are because:
  • Of Babaji's strong aura and power!!
  • He is carrying out the work physically of what Bade Baba wants to do in the subtle form.
  • It is not the disciple that chooses a guru but a guru who chooses a disciple.
  • I was seeking a guru in the physical body who could guide me in my spiritual journey.
  • I see in him what I was searching for almost all my life .
  • What Jesus Christ taught I learnt in a much better way from him (another reason for having a physical guru).
  • I experienced his powers and at the same time his humility.
  • Unconditional love works wonders and it is easy to preach but I have seen it in every bit of him; it reflects in the way people love him even if they have not met him personally.
  • He dedicated his life to uplift fallen humans like me.
  • He is fearless and powerful yet so simple and calm.
  • I simply adore the thousands of ways he explains one small thing.
  • He is a yogi with a difference, a yogi in the world yet out of the world.
  • He proved it to the world that it is not necessary to run from the world to attain liberation and one can achieve spiritual goal being in the family, in the world.
  • He opened up the biggest secrets of mankind with such simple gestures!
  • He did not give man fish daily to keep him alive but taught man how to fish to feed himself for a lifetime.
  • He taught me what the biggest magic - the art of forgiveness.
  • He revealed the simplest of ways to purify oneself is in the most simple yet difficult things that I had taken for granted till now - unconditional love, acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude.
  • He taught how to clear the karmas to get out of the web of illusion.
  • I admire his sense of humor.
  • I love it when he becomes stern and seriously tells something but without a trace of anger.
  • He performs miracles not to show off but to show that everyone can do it!
  • I have only read and heard in preachings of what humans should do  in order to grow spiritually, but not how to do it, Babaji showed how.
  • From childhood I knew that God is one and was pleasantly surprised when I met a master who followed this and taught this to everyone.
  • He soulfully takes the name of Shiva, Allah, Jesus and wahe guru at one go with the same intensity of devotion and love!
  • He sings om namah shivaya, alleluhiah, wahe guru, om arihanta namah, and la ilaha illallah all in one line; something which I have never come across.
  • He is working tirelessly to see that mankind also raise their consciousness with earth's evolution.
  • He has so much of patience with sadhaks.
  • He has taught me that one can communicate beyond the physical realms.
  • He is ready to pour out and share every bit of wisdom and grace  that he earned through so much of intense sadhana and hard work.
  • If he is saying "Tum Chahthe kya ho" even for the 50,000th time, he means every single word and it's importance.
  • He reminds everything in so many ways but gently again and again with so much of patience.
  • He is the man who made people understand the same old thing in a new way by adapting to every walk of life.
  • He is the one who very very few truly understand but yet he loves all equally.
  • I see Shiva, Christ, Bade baba and Maa in him.
  • His teachings are not adorned by formalities and rituals and traditions and religions.
  • He teachings are the most simplest and on nonduality.
  • He breaks barriers of superstition, meaningless rituals and traditions and wrong notions without any discrimination.
  • His love and adoration for children, animals, plants and nature.
  • His respect for all forms of energies including deities and ganas.
  • The way he teaches so many ways, methods and techniques for one simple thing - self-purification.
This is all I can think of for now, but will add if anything comes to mind later. If you find anything to add from your side you are most welcome to add it below into the comments.

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8 comments :

  1. Jacobji

    Wonderful article as always....i also practice Shiv Yog for the reasons as in the article. Have you noticed Babaji's eyes? i see & feel UCL flowing thru his eyes. When he smiles....there's a smile on my face as well...I feel blessed to have Babaji as my Guru. I had been searching for Guru for a very long time and had almost given up...but then all of a sudden Babaji came into my life... my life has changed totally thereafter...now it is on a fast track... the sky is clear which was overcast with dark clouds for many many years... there's light everywhere...i can go on....

    Keep going, Jacobji.... all your articles are very inspiring, insightful, emotional...

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

    Namah Shivaya

    Shilpa

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  2. Jacobji

    keep the divine work going

    thanks
    Kamlesh

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  3. Thanks for sharing Shilpaji.. Namah shivaya Kamlesh Bhai..

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  4. Bhaiya...love you..

    Namah Shivaye
    Preet

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  5. Sunil Singal

    divine energy felt reading this article...bless you all

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  6. NAMAH SHIVAY

    FELT GREAT READING THE BLOG

    EVERY MOMENT I FEEL THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF BABAJI

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  7. Hello, I am planning to attend shivir at Jalandhar this november end. If anyone can help me regarding Accomodation facilities there.
    If anyone gets any kind of references then please mail me on charmy293@gmail.com

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  8. namah shivaya Charmy.. you may have to refer to the official website in event page and check out the details given there..

    pls go to www.shivyog.com

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