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

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

Siddhas say…

On Realizing Me, nothing remains to be gained and nothing to lose, nothing more to realize or know because I am beyond Knowledge & Ignorance, I am that Light which is beyond Lightness and Darkness – Bhagwat Gita

In Conversation with Babaji

Namah Shivay,

From the Master has posted an excellent 6 part Videos of Babaji explaining various aspects about Shivyog Sadhanas like Sri Vidya, Durga Shaptashati, Healing, dos and donts for a Shivyogi. Some of the questions which Babaji has lovingly answered are as follows:

  • Should Durga Saptashati should be done with aggression.
  • Guidelines for a Shree Vidhya sadhak
  • How one creates same vibes of shivirs in daily life.
  • What if one goes into “deep sleep” during sadhana.
  • Can Durga Saptashati be heard on an ipod while travelling.
  • Can Durga Saptashati Sadhana be done in groups.
  • Can Durga Saptashati be recited with uninitiated family members.
  • Why Babaji prohibits doing Advait Shree Vidhya sadhana in groups.
  • Whether initiation (deeksha) is required for Durga Saptashati Sadhana.
  • Every shivir sadhana is different. Which one to be followed?
  • Can one who wandered off the path get back on track?
  • Babaji’s view about the web communications with sadhaks.
  • About sadhana at divine places and Jeeva Samadhis.
  • Any other sadhana other than Advait Shree Vidhya?
  • Can Durga Saptashati be recited in areas of negativity.
  • What happens in the places where Durga Saptashati is recited.
  • Why Durga Saptashati/Shree Vidhya sadhana were kept in secret.
  • In case of mispronounciation during recitation of Durga Saptashati.
  • On people from India and abroad practicing Advait Shree Vidhya.
  • How the sadhana of Advait Shree Vidhya helps one in life.

The Videos as follows:

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Important Message from Babaji for all Shivyog Sadhaks

                Babaji is going to be in His deep sadhana in seclusion, which is for the benefit and deep healing of all Shiv Yog sadhaks. As Babaji said, this would be the best time to learn to connect with Him subtly rather than physical because this is what he essentially wants to teach every sadhak to do in this great period of ascension. Babaji has been working hard for the past two years for human upliftment and now He wishes to assist those wishing to ascend in the subtler dimensions. Babaji will be praying for very deep healing of all sadhaks but wishes that all now begin practicing now in depth the basics of Shiv Yog teachings that has been the foundation of all His shivirs. This is a great move and a great opportunity for sadhaks who are moving on the path of Shiv Yog.
Edit: Namah shivay it was posted in the columns of this page at the start of the year 2012 that it is going to be the “year of consequence”. An eponymous video shedding light on the same was uploaded too. Baba ji has today in the message posted on the official blog and which is also posted below, finally declared just that with unequivocal vehemence. He has stated that that the time has come for Him to recede into seclusion. He has also announced the cancellation of shivirs which He was supposed to take in the near future. Thus, until early next year Baba ji will be retreating into deep meditation so that we all can avail of the ascension period of December 2012. It doesnt matter what deeksha has been given to you. What matters is you doing it regularly. Guru kripa will be maximum in this period. Baba ji has assetrted that there will be maximum divinity and maximum inclination to evil during this time. The need of the hour now is to regularly do Sadhna, Sewa and Sankirtan. Its the chance to clear all your sanchit karmas forever. Just that nature is posing big questions before you: Are you ready to forgive everyone who has hurt you ? Are you ready to unconditionally love and accept everyone ? Are you ready to meditate daily ? If the answers to these questions is yes, then you are entering the Kingdom of God post 2012. More analysis of Baba ji’s message to follow soon. Blessings.
Namah Shivay

Gems from Sri Vidya Level 3 Shivir Goa

Namah Shivay.

Very happy to present the Gems from the recently concluded Shivyog Sri Vidya Level 3, Goa Shivir. Drink the Nectar flowed by Babaji by reading these text and be Blessed!

Goa Campus of Bits Pilani where Sri Vidya L3 took place

Day 1
Have Alp Bhojan.
– Babaji told that food must be ingested only and only when hungry and in a proportion such that it is lesser than the total eating capacity. The pran or life force energy which streams through the astral body or pran shareer is perturbed or enhanced depending on the food we intake. So eat natural food such as raw fruits and vegetables and if cooked food is to be had, it must be consumed within two hours of its preparation. Just as food is to be had frugally, speaking must be also be restricted. Utter sparingly and only when necessary. Talking and blabbering without an end and uselessly dissipates the positive energy created through sadhna. Always utter positivity and create happiness.

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Programs at Karjat Ashram on Mahashivratri

Namah Shivay,

The Following 2 programs are scheduled to happen at Shivlok Dham, Karjat.

1. On 19/02/12, Sunday
Akhand Mahamritunjay mantra chanting, from 7.00 AM To 7.00 PM

2. On 20/02/12, Monday, Mahashivratri
Mahashivratri celebrations will commence on 20/02/12 at 6.00 AM and will continue until 21/02/12 at 4.00 AM.

This will include Mantra Jaap, Swadhyay, Chanting, Meditation and all 8 prahar puja

All Sadhaks are requested to take advantage of these opportunities along with their family and friends.

For bus service please contact Unni Ji 9869774828.

Namah Shivay!