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All mantras live in and get life from that one mantra of I consciousness.

~ Spanda Karika 2.1

The one who recites mantra for the sake of realizing Shiva will never attain the reality of Shiva consciousness. There is only one thing that a yogi must maintain and that is awareness, awareness of the union of objective Shiva consciousness with subjective Shiva consciousness and, in one driving push, the flow of objective and subjective Shiva consciousness.

~ Srikanthisamhita Sastra

Because these words are digested along with the mind of the aspirant, they are said to be, along with the divinity of the yogi, one with divine Shiva consciousness.

~ Spanda Karika 2.2

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' Ganapati Atharvashirsham '

Jai Shri Ganesha!

“Let us listen with our ears to that which is auspicious, adorable one. Let us perceive with our eyes what is holy and auspicious. With strong, stable body and limbs, may we seek the divine grace and accept the noble order of all our life. Ganesha, Salutations to YOU, YOU are actually A Brahma Tattvam. Only because YOU bless an action, it happens.

Only YOU are the ONE who holds us from falling, Only YOU remove obstacles and ignorance. YOU are the Brahman, the ultimate divine power. YOU are the soul that is part of everything.

I surrender to you, Lord Ganesha. You are the speaker. You are the listener. You are the giver. You are the sustainer. I am your disciple. Protect me from the front and back. Protect me from the north and the south, from above and below. Protect me from all directions.

You are full of perfect knowledge of truth and awareness. You are full of bliss and pure consciousness. You are truth, consciousness and bliss. You are the absolute awareness. You are full of supreme wisdom and knowledge.

You are the earth, water, fire, air and the space. You are the root foundation of speech. You are beyond the three gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas. You are beyond the physical, mental and causal bodies. You are beyond the three aspects of time: past, present and future. You are eternally established in the muladhara chakra. You have three shaktis: action, knowledge and will.

Salutation to the Ganapati whose seed mantra is Aum Gam. We know Ekadanta, the One-tusked God, the unique God. We meditate upon Vakratunda, the curved-trunk God. May that unique elephant God illumine our consciousness and direct us along the right track.

Prostrations to Vratapati, the Lord of Plenty. Prostrations to Ganapati, the Lord of various groups of Gods. Prostrations to Pramathapati, the Lord of Siva's hosts. Prostrations to Lambodara, the full-bellied God with a single tusk, destroyer of obstacles, the Son of Siva, the Bestower of all Blessings.”

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If you feel trapped it is through your mind.
If you feel free it is through your mind.
Don’t give it to your mind to assess how good the day has been.
Just be present.
Be like space—it never gets old, it has no mood.
Be like a clear mirror—it has no opinions or preferences.
It doesn’t say, ‘I like to reflect flowers, but not beards.’
Whatever shows up, it reflects perfectly.
So don't give up. By following these simple guidances
your mind is going to become light, open and clear. Why?
Because it is natural for it to be like this.
Only bad education, bad culture, bad habits distort
your perception and recognition of the Real.
Just be very open and present
and accept that every day is your best day,
every moment is your moment.
Are you open for this?

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Everyone who has said yes to This,
who has turned their heart to God, to Truth
—you are totally loveable.
You are attracting the attention of the highest beings,
and they will walk with you, they will guide and look after you,
because you have made the higher choice in this life.
Troubles may come, but soon you are over them.
I sometimes say,
Why complain about your shoes when I have shown you your wings.
So don’t worry, stay with what you have been shown,
you have crossed this little bridge
… you made it here. Now make it all the way.

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Who is the ‘I’ that ‘Am’?

This inquiry is really using your life and your intelligence
to begin to understand the nature of Existence,
to begin to settle into the Truth of what you are
beyond mere assumption.
Even this simple question has a power.
Who gave you the feeling ‘I am’?
And who are you who received it?
It is simply here.
All that arises in the mind and the body
in terms of thoughts, feelings, memories, and so on,
all the cognitive functioning, all the biological functioning,
all the movement of time and space—appear in front of you.
That which perceives them is your very I-am-ness itself
—but is it merely a person?
The person is always changing,
but something is aware of those changes also.
That which is aware of the person's changefulness,
is That itself changing?
That which watches your life unfolding,
that is aware of the changeful, restless nature of the mind,
that is aware of any feelings of pride or insecurity,
or any of these things that come up
with the sense of the person we take ourselves to be;
all that is observed within the same body—all this is seen.
A looking takes place in which even
the sense of yourself as a person is seen.
Your changing moods are perceived.
Wishful thinking is perceived.
The functioning of the intellect is perceived.
That which is perceiving all these movements,
is that itself moving?
Can that perceiver itself be perceived?

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'Please understand, anybody who has drowned in the ocean of samsara, the ocean of delusion and bondage, the only anchor available to raise yourself to the next level is Master’s words. From the other plane of existence, the only bridge available to this plane, this universe, is an Enlightened Master’s words. If you don’t catch that and raise yourself, nothing else- no puja, no meditation, no spiritual practice can help you.'

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'When cognition triggers emotions
is called delusion.
When emotions trigger cognition
is called sadhana, spiritual practice.'

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The absence of awareness robs your body of the wealth of spirituality. This absence of awareness is created by your own ignorance. If you wash off that ignorance existing in you with spanda, the energy of will, then where does the possibility of the absence of awareness exist?

~ Spanda Karika 3.8

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When he pervades the whole universe including his individual being, then what is to be explained or spoken to him? He understands his state by himself.

~ Spanda Karika 3.11

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By taking hold of spanda, the energy of will, even a feeble person becomes capable and fit to do whatever work he intends doing. The one who is filled with extreme and intense hunger can subside his hunger by focusing the force of the energy of will (iccha Sakti).

~ Spanda Karika 3.6

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Q: What is seriousness?
A: Seriousness is nothing but paying undue importance to something, at the cost of everything else. It stems from the inability to see that all of life is just a drama that is unfolding every minute. Seriousness is the result of over-expectation from life.
A small story:
Two boys were building sand castles on the beach.
They suddenly had a quarrel and one of the boys got angry and kicked the sand castle.
The other boy went and complained to the king about it. The king began to laugh at him for making so much out of just sand castles. But the king’s advisor, a Zen monk, started laughing at the king.
He asked, ‘When you can fight battles and lose sleep over stone castles, why do you laugh at these boys for fighting over sand castles?’
Seriousness kills creativity. It destroys spontaneity.
Science has proved that when you perform a task in a relaxed and light manner, your thinking and decision-making capacity is automatically enhanced. The same task when performed in a serious manner dulls your mind.
All our seriousness is just sickness. When I say all, I mean ALL. And all our sickness originates from seriousness. Seriousness begets sickness and sickness begets seriousness.
When you do something too seriously, when you are too concerned about the result, you are actually not allowing yourself to perform at the optimum level.
Of course, you need to make plans, you need to think ahead, but with sincerity, not with seriousness. Seriousness is not the same as sincerity. Sincerity is focusing on the task with enthusiasm and youthfulness. Sincerity is giving the task your best without worrying excessively about the result.
With sincerity, there is no worry, there is only enthusiasm.

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Understand, the gap between one thought and another thought,
in that gap, the Self, Atman shines automatically.

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"If you have a feeling connection with me, you have the DNA of Sadashiva!
You have come from Kailash and will go back to Kailash."

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Pure questionning has no answer. Only Bhava samadhi is the response!

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When you surrender to the Master, you surrender to his mission and to his teachings as well. When you surrender at the physical level, you surrender your physical self, your comforts to the Master, to imbibe and spread his teachings and mission.
For example, when you are involved completely in the work of the mission, you sacrifice your comforts, your sleep, and your desires in order to do that work.
Actually, I cannot call it sacrifice because you will feel from your very being that this is the best thing you can do. You will feel that it is the best use of your time and energy at the moment, rather than doing anything else like taking rest.
Automatically, your comforts take a lower priority and your laziness just vanishes. Everything else becomes a lower priority. The work of the mission is of supreme priority.
And I tell you, when you take up the responsibility of the mission, you will realize that what seemed to you as a load, as too much responsibility, is actually a blissful experience. How can the mission of the Master give anything other than pure bliss?
The moment you surrender to the Master and his mission and you stand up to take up the responsibility, you will find that simply the Divine Energy flows through you and you just flow effortlessly and express yourself most beautifully.
All you need to do is to be stable and available and the Divine Energy will make you able!

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Q: Master, please comment on desires. Most Masters recommend sealing of desires. How can this be done?

I can comment on desires but do not want to comment on what most Masters recommend. I tell you honestly that sealing of desires cannot be done. Suppression will only lead to perversion and other difficulties.

Transformation is the only possibility; suppression cannot be practised. Whether it is related to the senses, enjoyment or name and fame or anything, the more you suppress, the more you poison your system.

All you can do is transform the desires. If you want this to happen, enter into meditation and let your energies be transformed. Except transformation, there is no other way to escape from desires. Just divert the energy and let it become pure. When you transform, you will have the pure desire without it being directed towards any object.

Desire without object is energy. When your energy is attached to an object, it becomes desire and when the desire is detached from the object it becomes energy. That is why in Vedic systems we call desire ichha shakti or desire energy.

As long as there is no object, it leads you to bliss. When there is an object, it leads you to bondage. You can only transform or purify it through meditation. Never suppress it. Suppression only leads to more problems.

A small story:

An 80 year old monk is interviewed by a junior novice monk. The junior monk asks the old monk, ‘Master, how does one control bad thoughts? How long do the bad thoughts continue to occur in the mind?’

The senior monk says, ‘I don’t know how long they continue to occur but I do know that they last at least to the age of 80!’
So please be very clear, suppression leads nowhere. Work for transformation, not for suppression.

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"Turmeric, haritaki, neem - if you have these few things in your house, you will never fall sick! Every house, one neem tree, few turmeric plants, little haritaki. If you have more land in your house, these 3 trees. See, 2-lakh trees are recorded in ayurveda. in that, 3 trees will not have flower and directly have the fruit - pookadha kaitum - banyan, peepal, fig - do not flower, directly give fruit. They are called root-to-leaf oushadhi. From the root to the leaf, they are medicines. These 3 trees, you can take anything, it will do good to your body! So if you have little land around your home, try to have these few trees. First and foremost: neem; second, banyan; turmeric plant - turmeric, you can have even small pot; and fig, peepal - all, arasa, athi. Even the breeze will be healing your system!"

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What is Death? Is it the spirit leaving the body that causes death, or is it that death forces the spirit into leaving the body? This argument becomes irrelevant once one understands that the body-mind system is perishable, that it has a definite shelf life. It comes with an expiry date, whatever that date may be. However, beyond this expiry date, there is something that lives on and that is the spirit.

This spirit is energy; it is the energy of life. As I explained before, after death this energy moves from within the body that is occupied temporarily to the energy that is outside the body, the universal energy that surrounds the body.

All our lives we see people around us dying. We all know that there is no one who is immortal. We all know that death is the only certainly in this otherwise uncertain world. Everyone, whether a beggar or a prince, must die.

When we wake up from a dream, we don’t mourn our dream lives, as real as they felt at the time. Do we? No. In the same way, when we awaken into the highest state of consciousness, we have the same experience that this ‘real’ life was only a dream, there is nothing to mourn or fret over. The lineage of all enlightened masters the world over has again and again supported Krishna’s declarations with their own direct experience. The body is just the shell that houses your spirit. Even when the body perishes, you do not. It is impossible because you are eternal. You are bliss.

Krishna is stating this reality straight out. He says firmly that there is no such thing as death. He says what dies or seems to perish is unreal; it had no permanent existence anyway.

What does have existence, what is truly real, exists now, has always existed and will exist forever!

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"We would do well to remember that society can never be transformed. Only individuals can be transformed! As we evolve, we move from being a soul who caught the flame of inspiration, to one who can ignite the flame in others. That is living enlightenment. “When you live enlightenment you don’t have to do anything else. Your very walking, your very scent, your very presence will start raising human consciousness just as a spontaneous expression."

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"Delayed gratification means having a long term vision about you and understanding your pleasure and pain from that cognition. When you are functioning from this principle of delayed gratification, the quality of food, music, visuals, smell and touch you enjoy will transform.
Let the hormonal hijack not happen in your life.
Let hormones not be the strategists and decision makers of your life. Look in, don’t be afraid to re-strategize yourself, reinvent yourself, shake your whole life and rebuild it.
Don’t be afraid.
It is never too late. Even if you are going to die in the next 15 minutes, 15 minutes is too much time. Come back to being imperishable. Let no hormones hijack your Consciousness and idea about you.
Your cognition about you and strategy for life should be based on imperishable components (Soul/Consciousness) which do not perish. Develop the taste of good, bad, right, wrong, pleasure and pain based on that cognition."

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Every experience you accumulated in your life is worthy to be given up for the experience of Oneness.

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"When you miss me, I can never be other than missing you!
When you love me, I can never be other than loving you!
It is a law of life..."

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"1st statement : Shivathvamasi and sadashivoham
Tathvamasi and Aham Brahmasmi
2nd statement: If you can not realize this , through will-persistence realize this.
3rd statement: NO statement for Sri Nithyananda Swamiji disciples
If you have made any 3rd statement , gone! you are caught in matrix, and in matrix even liberation is delusion!"

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"Devotees come to me from all over the world, from North America, South America, Guadeloupe, France, Australia, Malaysia and so on. I tell them that they would not come had they not been born in India and exposed to the Vedic culture once before. They are coming back to their roots; that is all.
The spirit tries to remember why it came into this life, but does not always succeed. When it leaves this body again, at that point it again remembers its desire. This sometimes happens many times.
After many unsuccessful life journeys, cycles of samsara, the spirit decides, ‘Enough is enough. Now I must seek liberation. I must find my Master and savior.’ Sometimes the spirit takes on an incurable ailment that leads them to me.
Many disciples originally came to me for healing, which was solely the excuse that brought them to me. Their beings demanded that they be liberated and caused the body to suffer until they reached me.
Coming back to your question, each sibling may be seemingly different, but a thread underlies their dissimilarities in bringing them into one family. It may be a constructive or a disruptive reason, but the spirit came there for a reason."

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During the early days of the ashram, I used to be Swamiji’s personal secretary and also taking care of His personal seva.
On multiple occasions, after Swamiji gave energy darshan to large crowds during some program, I have noticed sandal fragrance coming from Swamiji, and also from the clothes used by Him, while taking them out for washing the next day.
At that time I don’t know that this is also a special siddhi that is manifested by Avatars!

Dr. Sri Nithya Pranananda Swami
Sannyasi of Nithyananda Order

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I had the good fortune to travel to Mt. Kailash with Swamiji in August 2012.
During the yatra (pilgrimage), many of the devotees from India expressed a desire to experience a snow shower, since they had never seen snow in their lives.

One night during the darshan at Manasarovar, Swamiji said that Kailash itself was celebrating our presence, and as a sign of blessing from Kailash, there would be a snow shower the next day.
Our chief travel guide, who was a local person, said there was no way we could expect snow, as the season for snow was more than three months away. Some of the devotees were disappointed about that.

I noticed that Swamiji just smiled at him quietly and said, ‘OK’.
I thought to myself, ‘The guide knows the weather, but Swamiji knows God!’

The next morning, just as we were getting ready to leave, we were graced with a beautiful snow shower! It was completely unseasonal, and a sure sign of Swamiji’s power to influence Nature, which I have noticed earlier also on many occasions!
The surprised guide then said that we will not be able to have darshan of Kailash, since the weather had turned cloudy. But just as Swamiji got out of his caravan at the vantage point, the clouds suddenly parted and revealed Kailash!

I heard Swamiji’s joyous cry of ‘Har Har Mahadev!’ and only then realized what had happened – Kailash had listened to Swamiji’s request and given us darshan. What a power!

Sri Nithya Atma Pujananda Swami
Sannyasi of Nithyananda Order

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