Frequently Asked Questions

Shaktipat

There are two views: one, advocating the initiation with-out any consideration to the fitness of the disciple and the other leaving this decision to the Guru. If Shaktipat Diksha is given even to an unqualified disciple, it is believed that Shakti will apply itself for the purification of Chitta of the disciple. Both views are correct, but people who desire to receive Shaktipat Diksha should not become indifferent to self-improvement. An aspirant of Shaktipat Diksha must prepare himself by practicing austerities and various disciplines in order to acquire less sense of ego, and more humility and self-control.

Scriptures tell us of two types of disciples: Sat (pure) and Asat (impure). Even if a person seems impure and immoral, he may still be accepted by a Guru. This is so because only the Guru can correctly judge the state of preparedness of the disciple. Similarly, a person apparently of good moral character and possessing spiritual traits may be unacceptable to a Guru. Any one of who would be too proud of their scholarship or knowledge, can shut themselves up in the darkness of the knowledge. The cave of your heart will be difficult to light, even by Shaktipat

In fact, a person himself cannot judge the state of his preparedness. He may seem to be impure, but the present state of his development may be the last phase of darkness.

No, never. Surrendering oneself to the will of the Guru implies leaving all important decisions to the Guru him-self.

The disciple may have to stay with his Guru for a total period of one week. After initiation he is usually required to stay for three nights, however this period may be prolonged by one or two days depending on the development of Kriyas (automatic movements). Even before the date of initiation, the Guru may want the disciple to prepare himself by purifying his Chitta to an adequate extent.

The Guru is duty-bound to determine the ability of an aspirant before accepting him for initiation. Shaktipat will necessarily bring about desirable effects in a disciple fit for initiation. Shakti, once activated, will first expand itself for the purification and transformation of the disciple, and will then manifest itself in the form of automatic movements. The awakening and the active manifestation of Shakti are two different things. Many a time the awakened Shakti does not manifest itself for months. Usually the Guru has to impart additional Shakti or the disciple has to engage himself in severe spiritual discipline.

Inactive Shakti may be due to any one or more of the following reasons:

  • Loss of seminal fluid, constipation, hemorrhoids, diabetes, nervous disorders, etc. interfere with the activation of Shakti. It is obvious that a sound body is an asset for the quicker activation of energy.
  • The activation of energy is faster among younger disciples. The deterioration of the organs and the senses with age retards the process of activation. Women, being more emotional than men, experience faster development of awakened energy.
  • The Guru, by bestowing greater love to a disciple, can also enhance the development. On the other hand, any indifference or annoyance expressed by the Guru will affect it adversely.
  • The moral character of the disciple also occupies an important place in his development after Shaktipat. The purer the heart, the faster will be the development. Impurities will impede, slow down, or stop his development altogether.
  • The effect of good and evil actions and thought processes of past lives are also significant. Any evil deeds or thoughts like murder, theft, etc. committed by the aspirant obstruct the development of Shakti.

However, there is no need for a disciple to worry about delays in the active manifestations of Shakti. As already mentioned earlier, the Guru by imparting additional energy and the disciple by following austere practices can overcome all obstructions.

Thousands of years ago, becoming pregnant and giving birth to a child was a sacred practice - a holy experience. Knowledge and spiritual practices for maintaining the vibrations of the womb were utilized by both men and women. These practices created healthy, loving, enlightened relationships, where both the masculine and feminine energies were balanced and respected; and sexual energy was an expression of the highest creative energy. Men and women practiced these ancient processes to purify their Womb Chakras and attract their soul mates to them and to create a blessed child. This is how the ancient sages, rishis, created children with divine consciousness.

With Shaktipat ,these same ancient practices can be used today for fertility, conscious conception, pregnancy and birth, and throughout the life of the child. They create an ideal vessel for higher consciousness and soul development and provide your child with energetic protection from life’s illusions and negativities. It will be easier for them to bypass some of the challenges facing children in today’s society. Children are connected to their soul’s purpose in life; they have a strong willpower, and are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. They are peaceful, loving, happy, children who have strong self-confidence and innate wisdom.

When young children have an enriching environment conducive to learning early in life, they often have higher IQ (Cognitive Intelligence), EQ (Social-Emotional Intelligence) and SQ (Spiritual Intelligence) scores. If a similar kind of experience for the same period of time is provided when a child is 15 years old, the impact on the child will be significantly less. These early experiences are critical for the development of the child.

What did Albert Einstein, Beethoven and Leonardo De Vinci have in common?

They all had extraordinary imagination and visual power tapped from their right brain and combined that with the logical thinking left brain. We also want the children to use both sides of the brain to be more successful in life.

Right brain activities stimulate the right side of the brain which is usually closed after 6 or 7 years of age. When the child is born they have 100% right brain use and slowly the child adapts itself to the left brain world and eventually forgets to use the right brain, which is the biggest loss for mankind. The right brain is responsible for creativity, intuition, spontaneity, quantum memory, learning in a flash, and computer like calculations etc.

Supramental Meditation practiced by a child after initiation activates the ability to balance the right and the left brain to help open up the sixth sense. Children learn to balance the right and left positions of the body simultaneously using distinctive postures that stimulate both sides. The brain wave moves from Beta to alpha increasing their alertness and attention

Quantum Memory Creation in child

The brain of a toddler has already formed 1000 trillion connections by the end of their third year (twice as many as adults have). Their brains are twice as active as a college student and can absorb and organize new information much faster than an adult.

Quantum memory is a constant downloading of information without interference of the mind. Reading skill is directly related to memory skill. When we learn something in complete awareness, usually when we are in shock or ecstasy, we remember it for ever. Likewise, reading without interference of the mind, that is reading at quantum speed, will lead to quantum memory without mind getting in between.

Confidence – High Self Esteem Child

One problem with most children including gifted and special children is that their confidence/self esteem is low, thereby lowering their real potential to excel. Even a child with low intelligence IQ with high self esteem can create miracles in the outer world. High stability, great personality and confidence provide children with the foundation to build a great future.

Sanskrit chanting has already been proven to stimulate and enhance brain capacity. It helps reduce the mind inner chatter and promotes inner silence, thereby increasing the child’s attention span which helps them to learn better and faster. The vibration/sound of the chanting heals the body and the mind moving the child towards the next dimension

Creative Child

Musical games often combine rhythmic movements with speech or singing. The brain cells that control these activities also regulate motor impulses so these activities develop children’s ability to control their movement. Research confirms that the way you interact with children in the early years and the encouragement and experience you provide them have a big impact on their emotional development, learning abilities, and ability to function in later life

In order to realize the above mentioned benefits ,Parents must make the child compulsorily practice Supramental Meditation for one hour every day ideally between 4 AM & 6 AM for maximum benefit of the child.

Your life is likely to change in many positive ways, and always in a manner you can handle. You are protected and guided every step of the way by Kundalini Energy within you.

It is after Shaktipat that the Kundalini brings about different situations in one's life to help you evolve – to come closer to the goal. If one sees these situations negatively, the growth will be slow. If one moves along with the energy, then the growth will be fast.

Keep in mind that your experience is determined by your efforts, too. Once you have received Shaktipat, the Shakti energy does the necessary purification. Your job is to meditate regularly, and follow the instructions of the guru.

Shakti once aroused, is active at all times, but its awareness and intensity is felt only when the mind is attentive towards it. Often these movements take place at times other than Sadhana, in which case they should be controlled by the determination of the mind. These movements may also occur during dreams and dreamles,, sleep although they may not be p-erceived. When such a person arises after sleep, he becomes aware of the experiences he has had during that state. Others may also have witnessed the movements taking place in him. Kriyas appear, more or less, like dreams while occurring during sleep. The accumulated seeds of the past accompanied by passion and taking the shape of events are dreams, whereas Samskaras which appear before getting attached with any passions are Kriyas. These movements are as vivid during sleep as is the common experience of the waking state of consciousness.

The spiritual advancement of an aspirant can be measured by the extent to which his ordinary activities are governed and guided by Shakti. It is true that even after the awakening of Shakti the accumulated seeds of the past, passions, mind and materialistic tendencies continue to exist. Thus, the sense of ego reappears during these hours of normal activity and further accumulation resumes. Therefore, an aspirant needs to attain that state in which he will perceive Shakti directing all the affairs of the world. When this sort of awareness is developed, he also experiences Shakti taking charge of all his actions while he is performing his normal worldly obligations.

A simple way to judge our progress is - if our wants and desires have begun to reduce, then we can be sure that our Sadhana is on the right track. The effect of Sadhana is similar to that of pouring pure water into a pot full of mud. When you start pouring pure water in the pot, the mud starts flowing out and the turbidity starts reducing. Finally, a time will come when just pure water will remain in the pot. If we sit for Sadhana daily, the pure water of Sadhana will continually be poured into the muddy water within us. And, since the Shakti - i.e. Mother Energy - has entered the body, it will certainly continue the purification process. It doesn't depend on our specific actions or Kriyas. Just look inside, and you will know that Sadhana is going on and that you are progressing. Reduction in wants and desires, and reduction in the force or intensity of wants and desires, are clear indications of progress. It might take some time, but it will certainly happen.

 

Kundalini

*Kundalini is the creative Mother energy. When the kundalini is awakened through Shaktipat there is never any harm physically or mentally.”

As you are receiving Shaktipat initiation from a realized teacher, it in no way poses a dangerous risk to you, but instead provides many physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. After Shaktipat initiation you are protected and guided not only by the Kundalini energy itself with regular practice of Supramental Meditation.

In the case of an aspirant whose Shakti is awakened and active, there are autosuggestions received for right actions. Mind assumes the duties of intellect in such a person and the obedience here is that of the emotions to Shakti. Quite often an aspirant mistakes the dictates of mind to be the voice of Kriyaman-Shakti and acts accordingly. One has to be extra careful in this respect so that he avoids making blunders. The main distinction between the two voices is that the real voice is marked with the purity of mind and its desirelessness. Much more can be understood only by personal experience.

When the Kundalini Shakti of a Sadhak gets awakened, it is said to rise from the Muladhar Chakra (node) at the base of his spine and eventually rise all the way to the Sahasrar Chakra which is located at the crown of his head. Most literature on Kundalini Shakti describes seven major Chakras including the Muladhar and the Sahasrar, each of which is assigned a resident deity, a number of sounds, a color and several other characteristics. Descriptions of the Chakras and their characteristics can be found in many different books and treatises on Kundalini Shakti and Yoga practices, and those who are interested can refer to them if they feel like it.

However, the path of Maha Yoga does not call for devoting any attention to this matter at all. Once we begin paying attention to it, it becomes a topic for our thoughts and for our conversation. And whenever we have a topic for our thoughts to get preoccupied with, it becomes difficult for Sadhan to happen. Sadhan happens only when our mind becomes calm and we become devoid of any thoughts. Concern for which Chakra has opened and what signs are evident for that having happened, will only keep true Sadhan from happening. So please do not get distracted by such concerns. Signs of progress along the path of Maha Yoga are the sense of calm one feels during Sadhan and otherwise, as well as a reduction in our attachments (wants and desires) and our aversions.

Although the energy that is awakened, the Kundalini Shakti, is the same in all Sadhaks, each Sadhak comes with different initial conditions. No two individuals have the same spiritual basis and Samskars (attachments, aversions and other characteristics that result from past Karma). Because of this, each individual comes with a different and unique “hard disk” and therefore the “cleanup process” required for each one of us is different. The Kriyas that arise during Sadhan are nothing more than manifestations of this “cleanup process”, therefore the Kriyas that each Sadhak experiences are unique to his/her needs. As the cleanup process continues the Kriyas experienced also change, becoming increasingly subtle as the Sadhak becomes more and more clear about his/her true nature.

When we try to assess our specific spiritual progress we put ourselves in the position of a judge, for which most of us are not truly qualified. A simple way to assess our progress is: if our attachments (wants and desires) and aversions have begun to reduce then we can be sure that our Sadhan is on the right track. Just look inside yourself and honestly judge if your attachments and aversions are reducing or increasing and you will know whether or not you are making progress. As one saintly lady told a Sadhak who was interested in finding out about his spiritual progress “A flower never asks others about how beautiful or fragrant it is, those who experience its beauty and fragrance know”.

 

Supra Mental Meditation

Supramental Meditation is a direct and effective way to begin to actually experience the meditative state, the diligent practice of which will over time reduce and eliminate the accumulated impressions of current and past lives, replace the consciousness of one’s material self and ego with a true awareness of the unbounded spiritual self within us.

All bodies, vegetative, animal and human are made up of two parts - physical and metaphysical, both connected together by Prana, the life force, which shines in them and makes them animate. The first is called the physical body, an organism composed of physical elements, while the second is known as Sukshma Sharir or subtle body, composed of finer principles such as the Chitta, or “mind-stuff”, and the soul.

Chitta is a comprehensive term for mind-stuff which includes the subconscious mind, impressions of perceptions, inferences, passions, likes, dislikes, emotions, sentiments and other aspects of mental functions. Impressions that are imprinted on Chitta are never obliterated, and during the lifetime of a human being they get revived again and again as the occasion demands.

At death, the Prana leaves the physical body, which decomposes into the physical elements. But death does not cause the separation of the astral body from Prana. At the time of death the Chitta transforms the impressions gained during the life (as well as from prior lives) into a seed form. This seed body, comprised of Vasanas (instinctive attachments, aversions and fear that result from all the heretofore accumulated impressions), is also called the Karan Sharir, or the causal astral body. It is called “causal” because it has in itself the potential to bring the impressions of the past life to fruition in a fresh physical body and evolve in the next life the mental and intellectual powers in furtherance of the development achieved through the series of previous births. The rays of Prana, which during life radiate from the self, stop their outflow and revert to their centre within the causal body i.e. Karan Sharir, taking within their fold, the senses, mind, intellect, and consciousness intact into the subconscious part of the Karan Sharir which migrates to take up a fresh physical body. As long as the Vasanas exist, a Karan Sharir will form at death seeking a fresh body to migrate into in order to attempt to bring the accumulated impressions to fruition.

In the new body the Chitta, or the mind-stuff, serves like a depository for the impressions or imprints of every perception, feeling and thought that act upon it, and these impressions remain there with a potentiality to be revived and brought into action in due course of time. They serve as seeds for actions in the new life or a future one, for all our activities have their origins in ideas and desires (Vasanas) which are the direct outcome of the reminiscence of these past impressions. So long as the formation of new impressions continues and the past ones have not been obliterated, there is no possibility of putting a stop to the cycle of births and deaths. The key to Moksha (liberation from the cycle of births and deaths) is therefore avoiding the conversion of impressions into attachments, aversions and fear (Vasanas) and the nullification of the potentiality of past ones.

The consciousness of one’s self is the sap that nourishes the trio of attachments, aversion and fear. As the consciousness of self (ego) fades away the hold of the Vasanas gets weakened. When a person is involved in deep thought, even though his mind is active, he loses his feeling of self. He becomes for a time immune to the influences of attractions, aversions and fear. With continued and diligent practice his mind achieves such a level of stability that it hardly stoops to the level of worldly likes and dislikes and ceases to be ever over-awed. The deep meditative state of Samadhi has even a more lasting effect, it enfeebles the hold of Vasanas as he becomes experientially aware of his true self as being unbound by space and time and the transitory material world. His desires for material enjoyments and pleasure, and physical aversions and fears are replaced by the realization of a permanent bliss in the life and the life after this.

During Supramental Meditation The end result of these movements is the purification of Chita. The accumulated effect of past deeds gives origin to attachment in one's Chita. Attachments give birth to certain tendencies and these tendencies seek their expression through the determination and choices of the mind. Prana then expresses itself outwardly through the senses. When Shakti is awakened, it cuts short the entire process by converting seeds into movements; otherwise these seeds become attachments and cause bondage. Weeping, singing, crying, jumping, dancing, trembling, etc. are the movements which have this purifying effect on Chitta. The determination or choices of the mind obviously have no bearing on these movements,

Since they have their origin in the wrongful supposition that this physical body is the self. This is due to ignorance and illusion signified by fietu (the cause). The way of deliverance from pain and sorrow is the destruction of this ignorance. It is mainly due to ignorance that a human being believes that his body is the self, gets attached to the objects of senses, and cherishes a desire for their possession and enjoyment. If this ignorance can be destroyed, then the self realizes that he is no longer the physical body and is therefore freed from all sorrows. Sankhya philosophy describes this stage as that of eternal happiness.

Shakti, when awakened, transforms seeds of past actions into automatic movements, which consequently reduce passions. The thought currents of Chitta evolve from disturbing ones to calm ones and ultimately are restrained. Similarly, the mind is also freed of all desires. The feelings of lust, anger, passion, attachment, pride, jealousy, etc., are uprooted. These vices are the veils of ignorance which delude the mind. The awakened Shakti destroys the veil of Maya (illusion). Shakti, which has its origin in the soul, by which Chitta appears to be conscious and which is responsible for the creation of the veil of Maya, returns and reunites with the soul. Thus, the identification of Chitta with the soul is broken, and with the activity of Chita having been so destroyed, the state of self-realization is attained. It is in this way that the individual soul attains the state of super consciousness.

As the automatic movements become progressively more subtle, the aspirant experiences greater joy out of such movements though there are no outward signs of them. The aspirant is inwardly absorbed in bliss and the movements finally disappear after completing the process of purification of the disciple's mind.

The seeing of various forms of light, even while their external sources are absent, is a good sign. If during meditation, flames, specks of light, sun, moon, stars, fires, etc., are seen, it indicates a high state of spiritual advancement. Such visions are generally precursors of the state of super consciousness and may also occur during the interval when the aspirant comes back to consciousness after attaining that state of super consciousness. While every aspirant attaining the state of super consciousness will go through these visions. not everyone seeing these visions will necessarily reach super consciousness. He should not, however, despair and must keep trying with complete faith and self-surrender to God in order to ultimately reach the state of super consciousness. It will certainly be attained by the persevering ones.

Thousands of years ago, becoming pregnant and giving birth to a child was a sacred practice - a holy experience. Knowledge and spiritual practices for maintaining the vibrations of the womb were utilized by both men and women. These practices created healthy, loving, enlightened relationships, where both the masculine and feminine energies were balanced and respected; and sexual energy was an expression of the highest creative energy. Men and women practiced these ancient processes to purify their Womb Chakras and attract their soul mates to them and to create a blessed child. This is how the ancient sages, rishis, created children with divine consciousness.

With Shaktipat ,these same ancient practices can be used today for fertility, conscious conception, pregnancy and birth, and throughout the life of the child. They create an ideal vessel for higher consciousness and soul development and provide your child with energetic protection from life’s illusions and negativities. It will be easier for them to bypass some of the challenges facing children in today’s society. Children are connected to their soul’s purpose in life; they have a strong willpower, and are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. They are peaceful, loving, happy, children who have strong self-confidence and innate wisdom.