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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Mother Mary - a mystical happening

Today is Mother Mary's birthday. She is referred as the most compassionate, most loving, virgin Mother because of Her high chastity and purity while in Her human embodiment, who was the instrument to bring a great Master - loving Jesus Christ on the earth plane. Almost a large part of my life, I carried Mother Mary's loving picture with me, especially school days, where I had stuck Her photo in my instrument (compass) box, so that I could see Her every time I opened the box. This was a mystical picture because it was already used by my aunt during her schooling and then I used it throughout my school till 10th. Never did it's color even fade. She was the first I spoke to after I woke up and had the last whispered conversation before I went to sleep. She is the most beautiful loving form of divine love I have always experienced.

In earth history, there were many times she appeared at various places to give the ones who earnestly prayed to her what they needed, especially protection, health and life. One of such places was Velankanni, Tamil Nadu, where she appeared to a poor lame boy who sold buttermilk who walked after that. Since then this place has been a miracle place for lakhs of people across all faiths who visit there. September 8th is the day when even more people gather to celebrate this day, to pray for healings and to offer gratitude.

On this opportunity, i would like to share something mystical that happened during my last 15-day travel in May 2013 to various Siddha (Yogis who are perfected beings) locations. This travel was focused solely on meditating in those sacred locations that included jungles, hills, caves, etc and it covered more than 3000+ kms from New Delhi to places in Karnataka to Tamilnadu and into Andhra Pradesh and back to Delhi. Everything went perfectly as planned and we were perfectly "guided" and protected all through the difficult terrains and paths.  While we were in Tamilnadu, we were to proceed towards a place called Vaideeshwran Koil, the place of the Siddha Nadi Shastra Vigyan, but we found ourselves only 40 kms away from Velankanni and i felt eager to go there. i had been there once before and i knew it was a powerful place but i hesitated my friends may not like to go there. To my surprise, when i mentioned that we were close to Velankanni, they knew about this place and expressed their eagerness to go there and we changed our direction of travel. We three practised the spiritual practices of one Master, our Guru. This was the first time i came to this place after the spiritual practices i did and this time, sensitive to energy that our Master had made us, the energy in the church and around could be experienced physically and subtly. We prayed and meditated in the church, kneeling down, a symbol of surrender of ego. What a beautiful blend of religion it felt, though for me and my friends there was nothing different or varying from the deep meditational experiences we could have at a so-called Hindu sacred location or a Sikh or a Christian sacred place. We visited the various holy spots in the vicinity of the church. I recited the prayers of the Mother all around and even the mantra of Shakti, the feminine. It was a great experience and such a beautiful feeling and deep down or you may call high up there, there are no religions; for the divine it is all your energy and your pure intentions in everything you do.

Then, we continued to our pre-planned destination - Vaideeshwaran Koil,  a place that is known to hold the sacred knowing of Nadi Shastra Vigyan, since thousands of years when to the time of ancient Yogis, who wrote the destiny of each and every human being on palm leaves. They sound very superstitious or religious but are none, but a deep science. The ancient Yogis of India were the greatest  scientist who had even known about gravitation, solar science, about the Universe, astrology, and other mysteries without scientific instruments but their powerful meditational practices. They traveled the entire globe without vehicles but their mystical powers. 
Vaideeshwaran Koil
But with time everything that they had given to the world adulterated or eventually vanished owing to the selfish motives of human beings. The Nadi Shastra was one such very rare science available in this part of India, that were passed down from the Yogi's generations to generations, of course, it remains with very few genuine people, rest operate with various other motives. Here, only your date of birth and thumb impression is taken and the rest is revealed by the expert. I was wanting to test this out that i always used to hear from my master, who himself is from the Yogic tradition, and was curious to know it's authenticity. So, this time, this place was also on our charts. After our meditation at a certain Yogi's location, we were "guided" to a Nadi Shastra expert. I found nothing superstitious there, as he took my birth date and thumb impression. The thumb impression is taken to check certain mounds that reveals lot of data. He went in and brought a set of selected dry palm leaves that looked thousands of years old. He asked me questions to which I was to only answer with yes or no. While I did that, I saw him shuffling the palm leaves and finally arranging a set of leaves while the rest he pushed aside. You could call it a science of permutation and combinations. Then, a few more questions, and some more leaves were removed and then he sat with the final set of palm leaves. 
The full reading would take about 1-1/2 hours and a general one 1/2 hour and i had opted for general because of lack of time. He then began revealing my own name, my family members' name including my siblings, the life incidents that I and my family went through, the people I lost in life, my current situations, my current profession, my past lives and what karma from previous life brought me the current circumstances, the future status of me with the people i am related to in this life time. I sat there acknowledging but not excited over these things because my Master was clear at all times that the future can be predicted through this or astrology or palmistry or other sciences but humans always have the power to change it with sadhna (spiritual practices) because he always told that every incident sprouts from our past Karmas (deeds) and our current karmas predecide our future life incidents, thus, by changing the present karmas, the future can always be changed. If nothing is done at present and one lives life as it is then the destiny would take shape according to these predestined routes that are nothing but only the laws of creation - the cause and effect, what Jesus said "What you sow, so shall you reap", which other religions call Karma. Anyways, my intention here was not to speak of this but to show how deeply everything is connected and there is nothing called religion actually. So, coming to the point, during the reading, he suddenly mentioned about Velankanni and a sadhna I would need to do there as it was linked to my past and this life and here I was zapped because I had come from Velankanni itself. He told me it's relevance and i would very much understand and co-relate it to what it was in my life that he was relating to. After giving more insights, he closed the reading with the last mention of the age i would leave my body. He looked at me if I had any questions and reading my non-reaction to any of his reading he assumed that i was not believing in what he said, especially because i was a Christian. i thanked him quickly, paid him his fees and left with a smile on my face, amazed at this great science and the words of the my master and the powers of the Yogis.

Word of caution: In Nadi shastra there are thousands of nadi experts there with open shops and not all are necessarily genuine. Wrong readings and digging into future through these forms can have adverse effects on human minds. Even what could have been changed with sadhna, one can actually manifest it if one does not look at all this from a different level of consciousness. Imagine someone telling everything accurately and then says you die on this day or certain thing will happen on this day. One who is not prepared for this will linger in this and create it for themselves though there were chances of them changing that event by spiritual practices. Moreover, even if the readings may be accurate to convince you, still there are chances of manipulation in it somewhere or the other for various motives, mainly money. Though all sorts of people go for Nadi Shastra readings, I would never recommend it unless the purpose of it is for the higher and purer purposes. And if one is aligned for such purposes, then one will surely be guided to the right person, IF that is for one's highest good.

I deliberately put this experience to focus on the fact that there is nothing called religion, everything is one, God is one, His ways are many, His forms are many. All are reaching the same Supreme power through any path or religion.

Velankanni is a very relevant place for mystical happenings. Today, takes place a great festival there to celebrate Her birthday. She is fondly known as "Our Lady of Health". I had forgotten Her for a while and I think today, sitting in my room, on the right day, I was reminded of Her and felt the need to share Her love. Happy Birthday Mother  

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Filling my cup first...

It is true that as a human being we have qualities of compassion and the urge to help the creation which is the most beautiful quality given by the Creator. But, in order to help, we must first be filled in with the quality we wish to give. We must behold it first to give it to others. We are the cup placed in the creation of the Creator. The cup MUST be filled first to overflow and reach into the creation. To give anything out, be it love, hatred, peace, joy, fear, etc, i must first hold that quality fully, only then i can reach out to others. If i wish to give love, it cannot reach others until i am full with it and likewise if i wish to give fear and hatred to others, i cannot be giving it until i am myself first filled with it. So, to help others, i must help myself first.

Working on oneself first is what my master always taught. All are concerns of the world cannot be dealt with in the same coin. His teachings never teach eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth. Hatred cannot be dealt with hatred. Crime cannot be dealt by day and night focusing about crime. Our vibrations matter. What we think and worry vibrates and sends out similar vibrations out into the Universe that only ends up adding to the misery. Whenever someone approaches Him with a problem, illness, or anything that is overwhelming for the person, He asks the same question untiringly, "What is it that you want?".... meaning focusing on what you want and not focusing on what you don't want. He says for disease, focus on health; for hatred focus on love, which is a prayer in itself that will send vibrations of this energy to counter-act with the negative energy. This is what healing is all about. If i focus on the ugliness of something i am no less responsible than being another additional cause to that ugliness.


Mother Theresa, one of the greatest Messiahs of peace, unconditional love and nishkaam seva, was invited to join for the a rally against war. Now, this looks very meaningful and purposeful to have a messiah of peace to fight violence, and it must have seemed to be the need of the hour. Mother's calm and prompt reply was, "I will never attend an anti-war rally; if you have a peace rally, invite me." Her work shows the overwhelming success she achieved in what she wanted to do. She was very clear with her "What is it that you want?" question. So are all the Masters of peace and love. Very clear with this principle of focusing on what they want. They have achieved a lot in it but unfortunately most of it goes unnoticed. But for one to becoming that way or seeing things that way may be very difficult, especially in testing times and in times where there is so much of confusion, doubts, fear and many question marks. Why is it that some are able to focus clearly on the good aspects or opposite qualities of the negative and why is it that some though knowing about it is unable to do anything about it and end up in focusing and unknowingly fueling the negative state?
One word -impurities. Impurities within oneself to stay focused. To cleanse it means to purify it and that comes from inner cleansing through tapas, sadhna, meditation or anything that does it... meaning cleaning my own cup. Only when i can clean my cup will i be able to fill. Only when i fill myself to the brim can i overflow with what i am filled with and be able to overflow it to others. Only then, will my help be of use. Otherwise, it is like... i am penniless and i wish to do charity for the poor. The "charity to the poor" might sound a clean word and even justifying to my purpose of moving towards that good action, but ignorantly i will be nothing more than miserable because i want to genuinely help the poor but i am not able to. Then i get frustrated, confused, angry and begin blaming everything around me. i would blame the government, the system and even if more miserable end up blaming God. In the process, i have only unknowingly added to the world's poverty.

By crying out rape, murder, war, injustice.... i only end up sending similar negative waves into the already jumbled energy patterns. Bringing awareness of what is happening around is surely a need but it must always be done without letting of the focus of what outcome you desire. This can be very easily seen with the results that it brings whenever the newspapers or social media platforms put out the negative words to the world. It is always noted that immediately there will be a rise in similar crimes. The more the group 'effort' to curb it in that wrong way, the more similar crimes are seen to rise.  This can influence anyone who is repeatedly being exposed other's opinions about others.  When you repeatedly become exposed to any negative stimuli from outside, you unknowingly start absorbing it and making it a living truth for you. What i had written just a few days about "Any lie can become your truth".
This is where workers of light make a difference. This is how the great holy Siddha's over all the eras contributed to raising the human consciousness. Silently, from behind the scene. The world might not even know what kind of deadly disasters and afflictions awaiting humans have been averted due to the compassion of these great souls due to their selfless work, healing and prayers, but it matters nothing for them and they always have been and always will be doing their work in silence. If one wants to work for the noble causes of the Siddha tradition and the Ascended Masters, it will always be in silence. Silence is not weakness. Silence is power because the mind is now more focused on what it wants without unwanted distractions. Silence also is working behind the scene which comes out of selflessness. My master has often mentioned that when one becomes selfless, nature blesses that person abundantly and prayers and healing are quicker because there is no selfish agendas in it. Moreover, there are unwanted debates, arguments, conflicts and other distractions which can stagger the focused mind. Again, to have a focused mind, it would need sadhna or austerities. If that is still not achieved then one should quietly focus on self-cleansing. Working on the self first. If i am getting disturbed and distressed and depressed it is because of my own dirt. So, first step is to clean that and become the vessel to hold, fill and overflow. Until that filling happens, it should be only working my very own self. That is what is meant by "God helps those who help themselves." By helping ourselves, we are helping humanity in ways beyond our understanding!

So as a student of life if i ask myself what can i do to the situations around me, i would say as a learner that till i master my energies and life, i would not want to focus on the outside but focus more to the inside. So, focus again turns inward to master that and avoid anything and everything distracting... be it visual, audio, text, gossip, that only fuels my negativeness and thus bringing down my own consciousness. It's like what my Master says - walking two steps forward and taking three steps backward.
So the ultimate solution to anything and everything we don't like or even the causes we like to help, the solution begins by helping ourselves first. Once, our cups are filled, we can distribute all that was filled and overflowing and in the process of distributing, never become devoid of it. If we move around with empty cups to fill other cups, we only end up pouring what we have and then left with nothing to be only more miserable, but If i myself have no energies in me how can i raise someone's energies? If i myself have unwanted karma to work on, how can i help someone with their karmas. It may satisfy the ego that i have done something for someone or am doing something for others, but in the process i am only hurting myself. At such times, it is important to practice what my teacher taught - the drustha bhaav or the witnessing attitude. Just witnessing the various episodes of life happening throughout the world without jumping into it, judging, and worrying and reacting to them. When this is done it will give us an astonishing revelation that "everything is not in my hands" and that "the creation does not function according to my will". If one fails to do this, one will notice that after all the chaos and adverse energies and thoughts that the mind creates, in the end one only remains agitated, frustrated and depressed. Thus, as students this is very important to know it is always first my dirty cup, my unfilled cup. Until then, let those who have mastered their energies handle it wisely, while we dedicate ourselves to self-perfection and self-purification. This act tremendously helps the Masters we are connected to. First by being a student. First, self-mastery. It is only then one can be at peace, grow, master oneself, and even be of great help in helping humanity. Amen.



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