The Paradox of Life and Death

Namah Shivay, I always had this question in my mind about the apparent paradox in various Spiritual books like the Vedas, Upanishads etc and also among the various schools of Vedanta like Advaita, Dvaita, etc. The Question is: Some books says that on Death Consciousness(Atma) leaves the body and goes to either heaven or hell and takes birth etc and some say that the Self(Atma, Consciousness) is everywhere. Now, if Self is everywhere then it must also be in the Dead Body which means it is alive. Then why does the body becomes lifeless and rotting process starts. If Self is the only true being and there is only 1 Self and it is present in Living as well as lifeless objects like mountains, stones etc. as per Advaita then how come it is not in the dead body. That means there is atleast 1 place where Self/Consciousness does not exists and all spiritual books are lying. But then atoms are vibrating even in a dead body….how? what is truth? How can I resolve this Paradox? So I asked this to my Guru, our beloved Babaji once in my Meditation and here is what I got to know:


“The Self or the Consciousness is everywhere incl. non-living objects like stone, water, paper etc. But it still does not mean it is alive…alive as in moving, breathing the way living beings are. For you, alive means it must move or grow but that is your definition and not of nature. This is the prime distinction which helps us know that XYZ thing is a living thing or no. Besides the Consciousness, there is also a key tatva called the Mind(which I often refer to the Divine Mind in my blog). This Mind dictates everything that an object does including its life span, emotions, events, karma etc. ”

Further, Babaji elaborated that “it is only when the Consciousness and the Divine Mind meet that anything can be formed. Thus from this union, the World that we know of is formed incl. you and me and all and everything around us. Now coming to dead body, see when a person(or any living being for that matter) dies, it is this Mind body that leaves the attachment to that body thereby starving it of any action, movement, life force energy which eventually results in stiffening and later into rotting of the body if not burnt or buried quickly(under normal circumstances). The Mind that I am referring to is the Divine Mind.

You can say it is the same for you as well as the whole Universe and beyond(There is no duality). In order to accomplish its wishes, the Divine Mind, created numerous objects(living or non-living) to satisfy itself. Since the Divine Mind is Infinite, so are its forms. Moreover, the Divine Mind, creates numerous layers of Mind which we refer to say Manomaya kosh, Universal Mind, Ego-Pure and adulterated Ego, Super Conscious mind, Sub-Conscious mind, conscious mind etc.. The Mind never dies and this is what leaves the body. The Consciousness remains everywhere. This drama of coming and going is only for this Mind till the time, it realized the futility of this tour and merges with the Self which is what is called as Self Realization.”.

“The Mind can gain peace only when it learns to concentrate about itself on its Self. There comes a moment when it realizes its fallacy of Ego and automatically merges with its Self and attains the Divine Peace or Happiness-Sat Chit Anand”

“This Consciousness is referred to in Shastras as Shiva and Divine Mind as Shakti. Shakti has numerous forms and moods and so is the variety in Nature. She is Infinite and so are forms, events, etc in the Universe. Shiva is the soul of Shakti. Without Shiva, Shakti cannot do what it can do. Even if she tried, it would be destroyed the very moment it is created. Shakti requires aadhar which is Shiva. Shiva is aadhar of All-Living and Non-Living being.

Thus if you see, there is no Paradox.”…and I come out of Meditation…relived.:)

Dear Readers, did you ever have such questions in your mind?

Namam Shivay

Shivyog Online Sadhak Registration

|| Namah Shivay ||
ShivYog Online Portal has arrived!

ShivYog launches the online profile registration system for all our ShivYog sadhaks across the world.

Its the time to say goodbye to all traditional methods of applying for ShivYog events via paper forms etc.

The so-called ShivYog Portal, is a place for all ShivYog sadhaks to register their profile and apply for events online in a couple of mouse clicks. Read the rest of this entry »

New Shivyog Events site

Namah Shivay

As most of you awaiting opportunity to be blessed by Babaji or Ishan Bhaiya and visiting Shivyog’s official site to know details of next shivirs must have noticed a non-operational event’s page on that site. This was because we are being blessed by a completely new official event’s site to keep track of the same. The new site is now operational at http://shivyogevents.com/.

Namah Shivay

Special Telecast on Aastha

Special Aastha Telecast of Shivyog Advait Srividya Sadhana

Special Aastha Telecast of Shivyog Advait Srividya Sadhana

Shivyog Channel Launched

Namah Shivay all,

Have you ever felt that you have the desire to witness the divine vibration of your Guru but you are bound with restrictions as you can watch him only at a specific time of the day though TV channels?

Have you ever felt that  when you are alone and you wish if you could only hear the guidance in the tranquilizing and the soothening voice of your Guru.

Today everything is just a click away so all our prayers have been answered. As the Good News is that now our own SHIVYOG CHANNEL on Youtube has been launched. Now we can feel and enjoy every drop of the rain of unconditional love of Babaji whenever and wherever we want. The videos of Babaji are with us 24X7.

Kindly log on http://www.youtube.com/user/shivyogchannel and be in the illumination of Babaji’s  everlasting presence.

Om Namah Shivay!

Guru Poornima Program at Karjar Ashram

This year’s Guru Poornima in Mumbai will be celebrated in Karjat Ashram. Guru Poornima is on 22/07/13, however prior to this date on 20th and 21st ( two days ) ‘Mantramaheshwar’ Shivir is also organized. Details of both these programs shall follow soon.
For free registering for ‘Mantramaheshwar’ program you may contact 9260135185. Last date of registrations is 17/07/13.
In case you are only coming for Guru Poornima (22nd) program then there is no need of registration.
Namah Shivay.
Edit:
Visiting the Ashram during day time and on the last day, (Guru Poornima day) is open for every one. No registration needed.

Mantramaheshwar Shivir/Guru Poornima Celebrations

20/07/13 ( Saturday )

10.00 – 11.00      Swadhyay
11.00 – 12.30       Mantramaheshwar DVD – Day 1
12.30 – 13.30       Sewa
13.30 – 14.30       Bhandara
14.30 – 16.30       Sewa
16.30 – 20.30      Mata Ki Chowki DVD Part 1

(End of Day 1 Program)

21/07/13 ( Sunday )

06.00 – 07.00    Pranayam DVD of 2004 ToK Shivir
07.00 – 08.00    Swadhyay
08.00 – 09.30     Breakfast
09.30 – 11.30      Mantramaheshwar DVD – Day 2
11.30 – 13.30       Sewa
13.30 – 14.30       Bhandara
14.30 – 16.30       Sewa
16.30 – 20.30      Mata Ki Chowki DVD Part 2

(End of Day 2 Program)

22/07/13 ( Guru Poornima Day )

06.00 – 07.00     Pranayam DVD of 2004 ToK Shivir
07.00 – 08.00     Swadhyay
08.00 – 08.30      Guru Paad-Puja
08.30 – 09.30      Breakfast
09.30 – 11.00       Samuhik Guru Mantra Chanting ( Om Hrom Jhum Saah Siddha Guruve Namah )
11.00 – 13.00       DVD of Baba Ji’s Last year’s Guru Poornima Pravachan – Part 1
13.00 – 15.00       Samuhik Guru Mantra Chanting ( Om Hrom Jhum Saah Siddha Guruve Namah )
15.00 – 17.00       DVD of Baba Ji’s Last year’s Guru Poornima Pravachan – Part 2
17.00 – 20.00      Samuhik Guru Mantra Chanting ( Om Hrom Jhum Saah Siddha Guruve Namah )

(End of Shivir & Guru Poornima Program)

Namah Shivay

Shivyog Mahashivratri 2013 announcement

Namah shivay. That Baba ji is Lord Shiva’s emissary is a widely known & realised fact. And so it follows from this that physically, if one were to be nearest to Shiva while being in someone’s company, the company has to be that of Avdhoot Baba Shivanand ji. Mahashivratri thus couldnt get better than this year with all sadhaks being offered the opportunity to be with one of Lord Shiva’s ambassadors. Baba ji is holding ‘Rhythm of the Universe’ shivir at Nagpur which will obviously delight the sadhaks of Nagpur. But the reason why every one else too should rejoice is that the shivir will be webcast live at  live.shivyog.com AND a recorded telecast of it will be aired on Aastha channel from 10:00pm IST ie on 11th March. Please pass this pleasing news to all. Namah shivay

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