Tum Chahate kya ho, jo chate ho, wohi sochna, wohi milenga. (What do you want?, think only that, you get what you think.) – Avadhoot Baba Shivanandji
This is plain and simple way of saying an otherwise (seemingly)complex topic of Manifestation. Siddhas all across of the world have been known to Manifest objects out of thin air or have made them to disappear as the case may be because of one important quality – Dharana Shakti(Power of Will/Intention/Focus).
Babaji often says in all his shivirs that “You are that light, you are the Divinity, you are the light, this is what you have forgotten. I have come here to remind you, that you are Infinite, you are Sat Chit Anand, you are the Highest level of Bliss, you are the Infinite power,you are the creator of your own Destiny.”.
Most of the people when they hear such a thing think “If I am the God, why am I suffering. Why can’t I also create what I want.”. Thinking more about it, each one of us, do manifestation all the time. But unfortunately we are slaves of our own inhibitions. What should be done what shouldn’t be. Our lives are very mechanical and are more guided by false dictums instead of practicality. Over the period of many lives, we have now created that Sanskar to follow the traditions of the society and thus others, rely on others to tell us what to do, which in turn gives rise to grief when someone says something bad about you. Many of us know the below situation:
Your acquiant meets you and says “Hey you know, that other person was saying something about you…” and
you say “Oh really!!(your heart and mind starts churning already at this point), Please tell me…”,
Acquaint:”He was…oh no let it be. Can’t say it…”
You:”Come on I am your old friend, you have my promise, please tell me what did that idiot/rascal/… tell about me. I will teach him/her a lesson, that day he/she was acting smart. He/She does not know me….you please tell me, then see I will teach him a lesson.”
Imagine in the above scenario if your acquiantace is lying or worst off, the other person in the story was talking about seeking forgiveness for any fight or maybe talking good things about you. Where will we place ourselves now after knowing the real truth?.
Introspect. How many times have you jumped to conclusion without knowing the full story. Reason is Impulse. We have been trained to reacting and they have become our Sanskars and now we are slaves of them. Sanskars beget Karmas and Karmas beget Sanskars. They have a very hideous and incestuous relationship. Point to note is that both of them are negative energies and thus both have to be avoided at any cost.
Thus to simplify these complex things in our lives, Babaji simply says to avoid thinking bad about anyone, just forgive, just give love-Unconditional Love that’s it. Never judge anyone-not even your enemy. Trust me friends, there is a very very deep message even in this one line. Try meditating on this line and you will get to know what it means.
I love this line from the Bible
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. – The Bible
How profound. Siddhas say simple one liners but have complete scriptures in that one line. But due to our Sanskars, we jump the guns and say “But Babaji, he is wrong, you don’t know what he did, that day he did….” and Siddhas smile as they are seeing your past and seeing what you did when he was a poor labourer and you a rich Jamindar or his powerful Neighbour and he a simple guy. Siddhas say, no one comes into your life without any relation.
I have often penned down my thought on Sanskars and Karmas in posts such as “Who is Karta” series or “Thoughts on Karma” series or put the sayings of Siddhas having profound meaning in “Siddhas say…” posts(use the Tags/Category features on the blog for quick access to all of these). Over a period of time, I have noticed that as I learn more about them and try to put them down, I figure more intricate details about it which is a world within itself-Infinite. I realise how much maturity it takes to be a Siddha to actually simplify these complex topics and how they put these seemingly complex topics in one liners.
I and my Father in heaven are One :John 10:30
So leaving aside the complex and intricate topic of Karmas for a while, I would like to draw your attention to how the World works and how it was manifested. Meditating deeply on “Tum chahate kya ho” and why purity is a critical requirement for Manifestation. I think rightly so and good it is so. Imagine if we all could manifest anything and everything just by our thoughts, at will, immediately then what a chaos it would have been. Someone hits your car and you seek his car blows up in fire and he dies a thousand deaths in it.What if that person was you?!?! So you struck someone’s car by mistake and he cursed you this. Would you like it? Sane is the Consciousness and sane are his ways. Thus Siddhas and Gurus always say, trust in God. Why? Because he knows exactly what you want and what you should actually be having at any given point of time.From a microbe to the whole universe is his responsibility and he knows it well.He is everyone’s friend but he is more friendlier to none.That He is YOU!. The problem with us is that we “think” we are this body-a person who is rich or poor or sufferer or …. thus we create and thus we suffer.
You identify yourself with your actions forgetting your true nature, that is why you are suffering. – Swami Rama.
So now that we have the facts with us, lets us see how things manifest and how to go about it. The World outside has been manifest by ‘The One’ out of his own. The Universe works like a Hotel, you go in, you take a look at the Menu, try to gauge by various parameters(how much money you have, hunger meter etc) and order something, you might have to wait for it maybe a little longer than you expect and when the food comes, you might like the food or might curse your day is Bad-bad wife/husband, Bad Boss, that accident that took place when coming here and now this ugly food. God why me.
Trust me this is the typical scenario that happens with us everyday. That is a different thing that we are not conscious about it. Albeit if you are then you can enjoy this Hotel just the way you want. It is built to serve you.
Most people don’t know how to Order for the food they want. You ask your friends for what they will be having and try to adjust with them forgetting that it is you who is going to eat and digest and not your friends. Most people act like complete idiots when they enter this Hotel Universe. They don’t know what exactly they want and thus suffer.(This is often stressed by Babaji to make sure you know and write down what you want. Make a Golden book). They talk in signals to the waiters of Hotel Universe, talk what they don’t want, make uh-amm sounds thus leaving hungry and frustrated and then blame the inability of the Hotel to deliver anything. Bad Management, Bad and illiterate waiters, bad food, improper surrounding/ambience…everything but themselves. This is contrary to those people who know the way around well, know exactly what they want and get it all in this life itself.
‘Sirf Dusve ko dekhna, nau ko nahi’ – Avadhoot Baba Shivanand in Rishikesh Prati Prasav Shivir Nov 2009.
Being in Shivyog for quite sometime now and talking to a lot of Sadhaks when I meet them, doing a lot of Healing as well, I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people asking for “I want lot of money” or “I want to pass the exams” or “I want a good job or life partner” and on and on. This is plain stupidity to even set such goals in life. Tell me if someone asks you to give him lots of money assuming you had Infinite wealth at your disposal and Infinite pure heart to give the money what will be your next question. Surely on the lines of “Sure, how much should I give you?hmmm you are from which country so that I can give you in your currency to be of any use….Hmmm did you mention money?…”. Imagine god who has no idea about Money and its value how confused he must be when you go to his temple, lit an agarbatti or a lamp and then in a filmi style look at him in anger say “Tumme mujko diya hi kya hai :)” and start complaining. We all act as if the Universe owes us something and not giving it to us and thus we go about complaining. The fact is you are that God, you create your own destiny all by your mere thoughts.
So these complaints are a waste of time and you will manifest nothing except despair.Setting such goals is like entering the Hotel and saying “I want food.I am hungry. Do you sell food.”. What else do you think sells in Hotels/restaurants if not food?
Knowing what kind of a customer is at hand, the Hotel politely will ignore you and your request besides you will either go hungry or have to eat what you don’t want and pay for it too.
The Point I am trying to make is “Be Specific”.I want food is very abstract, whereas I want 1 Mac Donalds Veg. Burger with Cheese and 1 Medium size coke is the correct way to order.
In wanting something people forget the Protocol or how to go about doing it.I am damn sure each one of us has undergone this in Hotel Universe. We are too abstract in Demand and too specific when it comes to complaining and often concentrate on what we did not get. Thus whatever you ask for even if it is via Sanjeevani, does not manifest since you were not specific.
The Universe is a Master in Manifestation if only you can tell it what to create. If you are not specific to the point and don’t only order what you want and talk about what you don’t want, you will go Hungry no matter who you are and where you live. I thank god there is no reservation system unlike Indian Politics. We all are equal in his eyes. Talk to him and tell him “I want ….” be specific. Don’t be afraid or shy. He will give you what you want only if you can tell him exactly what you want. I want Money or a good life partner is abstract. What do you mean by a good life partner. Good Height?, Good Education? Money?, having a good job? If you cannot figure out how could he?(Woh to Bhola Bhandari hai). It is you who is ordering for him/herself not him. And even if he makes a guess on your behalf, we crib it was not what you asked for so why not be specific to the last Z.
After sometime it gives up as it has now known you to be a cribbing, unreasonable customer and goes onto other customers who can order better. You were hungry before, now you are further frustrated.
Ok, so now I believe we have understood the System and also our fallacies in ordering so let us learn the correct way.
When you set your wishes/goals/desires in Golden Book or elsewhere, do it as if you are placing an Order. Don’t say things like “I know you are a great God, I had asked for my daughter wedding and you gave it, all went well and…” you lost him. Just do it the way you place an Order in a Hotel or a restaurant. For instance if you want a car, say “I want a car of this company, model name, colour and this xyz freebies put in”. Like I mentioned don’t be timid or afraid as to what God will think. He has many other things to worry about except what and why you have asked for this or that and what will you do of it etc. He never judges anyone and thus he is not judged. He just delivers.
No hurry. Take your time to make up the Order. Look at the Menu. Take your own sweet time to decide but once you have done so, Just Order it. Sit back and enjoy the ambience and the people around and expect to get exactly what you ordered incl. The toppings. Sometimes due to out of stock, it might be slightly different or delayed but that’s ok, you can do a reorder next time. Don’t crib.
Be specific in asking for what you want. Don’t ask for more money. If you want 50 lakhs cash, then order 50 lakhs cash. Don’t ask for it. Order it. Don’t ask for a good life partner, order for long/short hair, fair,MBA girl/boy, vegetarian, of <xyz caste>. Don’t beg. Order it. Be loud and Clear that the waiter gets it. And once you have ordered, don’t start doubting that “Will he get me as I wanted? I hope this hotel is not like that last one…oh man how horrible it was. These people look new, they never listen to me, these people will be no better, just wait and see, even this time what I ordered is going to be a mess.”. Be Cool, be confident, be loud and clear and most important be specific. Don’t keep changing your mind. Once you know how things work, you can always order more again.
The Universal Hotel is a robust system and can handle all types of people. But you get what and how you order. Want something right now. Close your eyes, Visualize you have got it. Touch it. Smell it. Feel it.Taste it.(Use your 5 senses here). Is this what you want? No. Sure change it. Now again feel it. Yes Perfect what you want. Good now write that down. Do this till you are sure you have everything as per what you want. Now start your meditation and when you are deep in it, feeling very peaceful, fully connected to the Source(Shiva, Infinite), start the Order process the way you do in a grocery shop or a Hotel- reading out items one by one with all attributes like shape, size, weight, Hard crust or extra cheese etc. Don’t beg or go off topic or try to praise anyone or blame either. Just order with full feeling that you have got it and are grateful and happy. Visualization is the key here.
You create Thoughts and your Thoughts create you – Avadhoot Baba Shivanandji
If all goes well. You will be surprised how quick and efficient this restaurant is in serving its customers. Most importantly, never doubt about the order you placed or the process. It is like sending out opposite energy and it will cancel your order just like what happens in a real Hotel when two or more friends argue to the waiter “Get me this, another one says no yaar this one, no that one…”. Imagining the plight of the waiter? You guessed it right-Nothing will be served. The reason is you cancelled the Order. I told you, this Hotel is very smart to handle all kinds of people and has an excellent signalling system – Idiot Proof.
Shivyog Sadhaks have an edge as they can easily pray to Maa Sanjeevani to manifest what they want when they are in deep Sadhana. Do it everyday till you get what your had ordered. If garlic breads were left out ask for it. The Hotel will be obliged to give it if they forgot. Maybe they may add an extra ice-cream to say Sorry we missed out on this one.
My Guru always says, if you want anything in life, don’t ask from people. Don’t think about robbing this fellow or that fellow. There is Infinite resources for each one of us. If ever you want anything in life, ask the Universe and you shall have it.