by JPN Trakru
is born with a blue print from the past as a carry forward of all his deeds or
misdeeds. With a new environment and a fresh opportunity provided he can try
once again to mend his ways or plug in the pot holes, which he mined on his last
sojourn. If you are lucky enough to come across a divine Guru, as a guide to
light your path, think yourself blessed. The inverting darkness of ignorance
that discriminated you from the light house of your Atma, that was your birth
right, can be spiritually lifted with the loving benevolent father once again
beckons you into ‘His’ fold.
The simplicity of Siddha path is open to one and all to heal us in Body, Mind
and Soul in order to reverse the process from where we stand today. No
prerequisites are required except the will to be healed. When faith in your own
stamina is lost, it has an easier inflow towards another way of life, not hard
to tour. Avdhoot Baba Shivananda’s (He is belongs to the Siddha lineage
initiated by Bhagwan Nityananda) approach is so unbelievably simple that it is
hard to believe the results till they actually show up. With simple chanting of
god’s name, that is proclaimed as beneficial by every religion, Baba takes you
to inaccessible dimensions. In fact, he does it all single handedly on the
strength of his own Sadhana, what he transfers to us is sheer grace, a divine
blessing and a benediction.
Most unobtrusively, revered Baba asks the audience to just sit with their eyes
shut, and he undertakes to do the rest himself. With this one singular gesture
which seems the easiest for any seeker to fulfill, he achieves tremendously. The
total misleading by the eyes that has become the gateway of perception to all
the senses of the body potential are immediately given the “shutters down”
order to disconnect with the entire outside panorama at one stroke! The reversed
sight or the insight is immediately switched on to the internal hemisphere on
its first step towards unbounded infinity. There one contacts the essential
ingredients of the human frame viz. the basic breath rhythm, the seven Chakras
through which all outer stimuli makes an entry and the mind ego connection that
separates us from the substratum-the Atma. Exploring within the higher domains
through meditation seems to take one directly to the path of self-realization or
the realization of what the self looks like today and what it can become after
the cleansing process.
Value of Chanting :
Each body cell has its own frequency. With each movement, there is vibration and
sound. To create harmony they have to move in unison. To create harmony they
have to move in unison. Whenever, rhythm or harmony is disrupted there will be
disease and disorder. One of the pivotal practices of Siddha marg is chanting.
Congregational chanting has a most significant effect on the body and mind and
due to the vibrating energy that it produces. Human cells respond to pure
vibrations born of mantras of the Holy name and thus internal harmony is
restored. Of all healing sounds that are the most potent, are redeeming names of
God that have transforming powers to purify and lift one to a higher state of
awareness. Its importance lies in making it the centrifugal force of life.
Chants calm, clear and help the mind to rejuvenate beyond compare. Each word
uttered leaves a subtle impression, erasing by its positivity the previous
negative imprints. The pure syllables of the names of God are a powerful
breakthrough into the mass of irrelevant thought process. They open up the
higher state of awareness, bringing in clearer perception of us. Bathing in
these purifying sounds opens up our heart, especially when we invoke ‘His’
presence and consequently we feel uplifted. Then our most stubborn and inborn
faults are dissolved and annihilated.
Many of us visit the Babulnath temple. What do we find there? Yes! there is a
Shiva ling with a snake coiled up around him in three and a half circles. Above
this idol of Shiva ling and snake, housed over a stand with three legs is an
earthen pot filled with water. There is a hole in this pot from where water is
dripping down below. That’s how we offer water to Shiva as a mark of
obeisance. In exactly the same manner there is a ling in the Muldhara Chakra of
every human being. Kundalini Shakti-the serpent power-is coiled around Muldhara
Chakra exactly in three and a half circles. Kundalini in Muldhaara Chakra is in
dormant form. From Sahastrasar Chakra, elixir drips down on the shivaling drop
by drop. The tripod like contraption in Shivaling is comparable to the three
nadis i.e. Ida, Pingla and Sushana.
Ida and Pingla represent the force of the Moon and Sun respectively. This is a
beautiful symbolic description of Shiva. It has been said that man is a replica
of God. Our Siddhas have imparted this sacred knowledge in our Vedas, Puranas,
Upnishads and other holy scriptures.
Shivpanchakshri Mantra 'Namah Shivaya' :
This mantra is drawn from the five elements of nature namely, Earth, Sky, Water,
Air and Fire. This mantra is capable of cleansing up all these elements. Seed of
this bija mantra has all the characteristics of its parent body. Shiva
panchakshari mantra is evolved from the five seeds of aforesaid natural elements
(Namah Shivaya) NA- consecrates Prithvi Tatav. Ma- Jal Tatva, Shi- energizes
Agni Tatva, VA- Energizes Vayu Tatva and finally YA- Energizes Akash Tatva.
‘OM’ purifies Brahma Tatva and crown Chakra.