WHAT IS SAHAJA KUNDALINI YOGA MEDITATION & WHAT IS THE NEED OF THIS YOG (SADHANA FOR BEGINNER--
WHAT IS SAHAJA SAMADHI?--
a-AS IT IS DISCUSSED ; that In Sahaja samadhi one maintains the highest transcendental consciousness within and, at the same time, throws himself into the world’s activities in order to transform humanity and free humanity from ignorance.
b- NOW ,it is very clear that NIRGUN MEDITATION is only for advance sadhaks.So let us know about SAHAJA MEDITATION;---
1-“Sahaja” in Sanskrit means spontaneous and also born with,” Yoga” means union with God. The potential to the spiritual awakening and ascent is inborn in every human being. This potential is possible to be actualized through a unique living process of Sahaja Yoga.
2-The process of Sahaja Yoga is spontaneous and natural. It is a technique to awaken the Kundalini Shakti which lies in the sleeping state at the base of the spine (sacrum bone) of each human being.
3-The process of awakening this Kundalini (Self Realisation) is a spontaneous and joy giving process, quite contrary to the widespread misinformation about it.
4-There are seven chakras (energy centers) basically within us. These seven chakras are responsible for our physical, emotional and mental well being. Once we get our Self Realisation we feel these centers in the Subtle System within us.
5-As the Kundalini rises and passes through the six centers (which are our energy centers in the spinal cord) and pierces through the fontanel bone area on the top of our head, it nourishes and revitalizes the centers (chakras) so that the person feels relaxed, calm and full of life.
6-These centers are are meant for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual requirements. These centers are enlightened. Once the Kundalini pierces through the last center, which is the fontanel bone area, which was a soft bone in our childhood, it becomes one with the all-pervading power of the Divine love.
7-There are many divine experiences like A cool breeze, very beautiful vibrations, starts flowing through the fingertips .We can also feel the cool breeze coming out of the fontanel bone area on the top of our head or some different Realisation which differ person to person.
8- when this Kundalini rises, she creates a state of thoughtless awareness (Nirvichar Samadhi). Human beings are always thinking about the future or about the past. When the Kundalini rises, this state elongate(become longer)..
9-There is a space, very small, between the thoughts ), which spread out, and a state of complete silence is created. Then, we are in the present, but without thoughts, without any worry, without any anger and we stand in the present, which is the reality, and the past is no more and the future does not exist.
WHAT IS THE NEED OF SAHAJ KUNDALINI YOG?
1-India is the homeland of spirituality. From pre-historic times, followed by the Vedic and epic periods, many saints, sages and seers have emerged in this holy land. They gave their heart and soul to their pursuit to reach human perfection, realisation of God or Self-realisation. 2-After reaching their destination, they tried to train many of their fellow human beings, to uplift them from their sufferings in this world. We find evidences for this in the Vedas, the most ancient literature of this world, texts on Yoga and other schools of Indian philosophy.
3-Sahaj Marg, the modified system of Raja Yoga, stands on the foundation of these noble teachings of the scriptures, but like many other schools, it too has its own philosophy and unique practice.
4-The word Veda comes from the Sanskrit root Vid, ‘to know’. It consists of passages in prose and poetry that are prior to any other literature of this world. The Vedic saints are called Rishis, which etymologically (the study of the history of words) means, ‘those who have seen the mantras’ This required the practice of penance, austerity, meditation, celibacy and so on.
5-The Yoga school of philosophy founded by Patanjali, whose period is fixed by modern scholars as 150 BC, accepts both the Vedas and the existence of God. Sahaj Marg, it may be pointed out, also holds the same view as that of Patanjali. It closely follows the principles enunciated (to utter words), in the Vedas and in Patanjali’s Yoga system.
6-Yoga is generally classified into two main divisions viz., Raja Yoga and Hatha Yoga, though later on many other branches of Yoga came into vogue. Hatha Yoga mainly deals with practices that help one to keep his physical body hale and healthy, by means of exercises such as postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama) and so on.
6-1-Raja Yoga, on the other hand, mainly deals with the mind. It endeavours(to try to do something) to restrain the tendencies of the mind from going out, (like the reins of a horse) and brings the mind to a state of perfect calmness, equilibrium or balance. Patanjali’s Yoga belongs to this category. Sahaj Marg also follows the same principle. The practice of Sahaj Marg meditation regulates the mind and strengthens the will power.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7-Sahaj Marg prescribes ‘meditation on the divine light in the heart’. The Upanishads, which form the end, and the most important part of the Vedas, also opine the same. The Katha Upanishad (belonging to the Yajur Veda) says: “The Self, the lord of the past and the future, is like a light without smoke; he is verily('truly' )the same today and tomorrow”.
7-1-The Mahanarayana Upanishad (of the Yajur Veda) says : ‘we meditate upon Him, the limitless, the changeless, the seer, the end aim of the ocean of existence, the source of all Bliss in the heart, which is like a lotus bud”.
7-2-The Svetasvatara Upanishad (also of the Yajur Veda) says: “the divinity who created the universe and who pervades everything always dwells in the hearts of the creatures. Those realize him become immortal”.
7-3-Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita “the lord is seated in the hearts of all the beings”.There are also many other passages in the Vedas which recommend meditation on the ‘light in the heart’, which is being followed by the practitioners of Sahaj Marg system of Raja Yoga.----------------------------------------------------------------------
8-Raja Yoga means the King among Yoga systems. The mind is said to be the king of all the sense organs and, since this Yogic practice mainly deals with the mind, it is called Raja Yoga. Hence, a simplified system of Raja Yoga is the need of the hour.
9-WHAT IS PRANAHUTI ?---Pranahuti means ‘offering one’s life energy’. The Master, offers his own life-energy, directs it to the hearts of the disciple through his words /will power, and awakens the Soul which lies dormant in the heart of the seeker. The seeker has just to receive it in his heart, which he can feel once he turns his attention inwardly. The Pranahuti is defined as “The utilization of the divine energy for the transformation of man”.
9-1-The method known as Sahaj Marg which is practiced in Shri Ram Chandra Mission also. It is a simple, subtle, safe and sure method which takes the aspirant towards human perfection in the shortest possible duration. The greatest advantage in this path is that, the Master or the guide, whatever one may call him, guide an individual to become a perfect human being--- without much effort on the part of the practitioner.
9-2-This is made possible through the unique method adopted by the Master, which is termed ‘Pranahuti’ in Sahaj Marg. Sahaj Marg does not bar any one from experiencing this divine energy. Any one without any barrier of colour, caste, creed, sex, religion, nationality etc., can derive the benefit of the Master’s services, without paying anything in return!
9-3-Now, naturally a question arises whether this is true or just a fancy. Is there any such reference in early texts on Yoga where such phenomenon was available in ancient times ? The answer is ‘Yes’. We do have many such references in ancient texts where the Yogic energy or the divine energy was transmitted by the teacher to the disciple, resulting in the transformation of the latter. We shall see just a few of them here.
9-4-REFERENCE OF THE YOG VASISHTHA;-The Yoga Vasishtha, ascribed to the legendary saint Valmiki (who wrote the Ramayana), contains reference of the great saint Vasishtha transforming his disciple lord Rama at once, using this method of transmission. Here THREE METHOD OF YOGIC TRANSMISSION , viz., by touch, by sight and through words are mentioned .
9-5-The Sutasamhita, which forms part of Skandapurana, which is at least one thousand five hundreds years old, adds one more to the above list. It includes transmission through will power (or thought) and says that this is the subtlest and the highest method of transmission. It may be pointed here that Sahaj Marg adopts the same method.
9-6-The 9th -10th cent A.D. text on Kashmir Saivism also contains references to such method of Yogic transmission adopted by the Master in effecting spiritual evolution of the disciples.
9-7-THE BEST EXAMPLE IS OF LORD KRISHNA, who transmitted the divine energy through his words; to Arjuna ,on the battle field and made him an immortal hero, as can be seen from the great epic Mahabharata.
9-8-In recent times, 19th cent, A.D. the great Master of Bengal, Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa transformed his disciple, Narendranath into a Yogi of immortal fame viz., Swami Vivekananda, through the method of transmission of divine energy, Such is the efficiency of this method. The tradition has continued from generation to generation for thousands of years.CONTD.