Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Birthday!

 Though Birthdays may not hold any major celebration for you since every day is a celebration for you. But, for us your Birthday will always hold great significance and a reason to celebrate because with this day you were gifted to us.

With this day, you entered a realm of the physical, the only dimension where finite humans with limitations can be connected to with the limitations of the five senses, for the only reason that we rise above these and reach the infinite.

You who give everyone the very best of life deserve the best gift from all of us, your children. 

You who need nothing, what can we offer you as gifts? 
We offer you today our earnest desire to transcend human limitations.

We offer you today our commitments to become better human beings.

We offer you today to follow whole-heartedly what you teach us.

We offer you today the commitment of self-transformation through the sadhna and practices that you shared with us.

For we know that working on our own selves with pure intentions and merging with you and light is the best gift we can give to ourselves, to humanity and to You.

You deserve the best, and we give you the best.... the best that you brought out in us.

We give ourselves back to you.

Happy Birthday to all of us.

Namah Shivay

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sadhak's way of reading

Books are no doubt the carrier of great wisdom and are the best and most convenient means of sharing knowledge and learning.  Great scriptures were written by great yogis of ancient times, who received information on the secrets of the Universe in deep sadhna. These were transferred by Yogis through books. Down the time, even great masters and saints used books as great tools to record and share their insights and experiences for the benefit of others.

However, everyone from every field, literally has been using this medium for sharing and gradually this means also became a great commercial means to earn money. Thus, the market is flooded with information on anything and everything in the human dimensions and beyond. Everything that is written is a transfer of energy from the author's consciousness into the word form which the reader picks up into the reader's consciousness.  Hence, for a sadhak or seeker it becomes very important to select the right kind of books. Right kind of books means the right author. The quality of the content of any book is directly related with the author's level of consciousness. The more higher the author's level, the more the reliability.

To absorb the contents of a book Ínto your consciousness try this: Whenever you open the book, connect to the consciousness of the author by simply looking at his picture or bringing his thought in mind or simply making a sincere intention that you connect with him. Ask in bhaav "Whatever you have written, let it enter into my consciousness in it's truest form of consciousness and energy, bless me. Thank you.“ As you read, keep focus on only what you read and keep focus on the visualzation/imagination of what you read. Just be engrossed and enjoy the read and the transfer its wisdom and deeper meanings will start seaping into you. Do it as a sadhana. As you read keep the bhaav that the writer or the subject in the book is speaking to you directly via the book. Eg: If you are reading Bhagwat Gita, Lord Kishna is the subject that is speaking to you. --- is the writer who is speaking to you via the book. Everytime you close the book, do not forget to thank them for this opportunity and for their blessings. Do it with utmost bhaav and respect.
Doing this, makes you absorb the essence of the writings in subtle form straight into your consciousness in its purest form without the mind adulterating or altering its true meaning. This is real contemplation in the wisdom that you seek and what you truly seek you truly receive.
Books that are written by great masters, siddhas, yogis, rishis all have great potent energies lying hidden in the subtle form. Most of them lie locked to protect it and reach only those who deserve it. To deserve it the only option is pure intentions as Babaji teaches. If the bhaav is not honest and sÍncere or true no matter how much one tries to apply this method nothing will happen because the pure intention cannot be faked.  Many masters even lock their writings or books with such sankalpas. But if one reads it with utmost sincerity and with alertness of absorbing into one's consciousness watch out what happens even while reading it :)

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