IS SPIRITUAL UPLIFTMENT POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF SRIVIDYA SADHANAS?IS TRIPUR TANTRA ALSO HELPFUL ?P
WHAT IS TRIPUR TANTRA?-
1-The Womb of the Universe comprises of countless diverse objects and the Mind is also one of these objects. When the Mind is engaged in a specific thought, it takes the shape and form of that specific object. However, due to the continuous inflow of different thoughts, the Mind is unable to concentrate on a single thought and hence the thought becomes weaker and weaker as the more and more thoughts pile up inside the Mind and make it stray.
2-The Tripura Rahasya, believed to have originated from Dattatreya, the Non-Dual from of the culmination of Hinduisms Divine Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh or the Creative, Protective and Destructive Powers which engulf the Universe, Tripura Rahasya means that which transcends the Gunas, awareness, the sleep and the sub-conscious Mind.
3-The Tripura Tantra, which is composed in the form of a lecture given by Dattatreya to Parshuram, the sixth of the Dashavatars of Vishnu gives an insight into the journey beyond the sense organs.
4-Dattatreya, the immortal and omnipresent Guru, reveals the secrets of the Dual and Non-Dual states of the Universe. The splitting of the Mind into the twin states of the Watcher and the Watched.
5-The Tripura Tantra influenced the thinking of the greatest exponent of Non-Dualism, Adi Shankara. The true essence of the Tripura Sundari, the beautiful Goddess of the Three Worlds or the Three Gunas, who comes to reside in the being of those in the very highest state of Pure Non-Dualism, is hidden in the Tripura Rahasya.
Tripura Bhairavi represents the terrifying feminine aspect of Kal or time; the Mother Goddess also symbolizes Kal or time. 6-This is the fearsome manifestation of the Universal Mother Goddess Durga Mata; which manifests on a physical level; rather than the stubble level.
7-We get a lot of true seekers, those striving to seek the world, which lies beyond the senses; The Tripura Tantra can be of great help in aiding the spiritual upliftment of these people. However, such people would be well advised to attempt to find their own meanings for the translated verses by letting the Mind dwell upon them.
WHAT IS THE SECRET OF EXISTENCE?-
1-A question everyone has asked at one time or the other in his/her life ...what is then the secret of our existence.
Your entire life is spent in thinking you keep on and on thinking, when one thought stops another one crops up in its place, then you analyze the thoughts and finally arrive at judgements, this process goes on and on from the day you are born till the day you die, this process does not stop throughout your entire life even when you go to sleep your thoughts keep on going and going till you wake.
2-Have you ever given a thought as to what your thoughts
really are. what is it that links your thoughts and your breath, have you ever given a thought to what is it that is between your breath and thoughts, think in a balanced and unbiased
way, you do not give much heed to your thoughts or your breath, think about what connects the two.
3-If you ever pondered in an unbiased manner about the above then only will you be able to uncover the secret about existence.
4-THE SECRET OF EXISTENCE LIES IN THE SPACE BETWEEN YOUR THOUGHTS.
THE SECRET OF EXISTENCE LIES IN THE SPACE BETWEEN TWO BREATHS.
5-This space is the ground on which everything rests. This space is what encompasses everything in the universe; it is the ground/the field for everything. This space is existence/This space is god. This space is changeless/formless.
THINK ABOUT THIS SPACE AND THE SECRET OF EXISTENCE WILL BE UNCOVERED BY YOU.
THE KUNDALINI SHAKTI ;-
1-On the spiritual level Indian scholars have linked this terrifying aspect to the dormant gross energy or the KUNDALINI Shakti present in the human body. This gross dormant energy is centered in a radius of about 2 inches in between the anus and the penis. The location of this dormant energy or the energy center is in yogic terms known as the Muladhara Chakra.
2-This energy manifests in humans mostly in the form of gross physical activity. It starts becoming more and more stubble and finer as it climbs upwards, penetrating the Chakras located above it and finally as it emerges through the crown Chakra it merges into the infinite Universal energy.
3-Chakra Pooja or Yantra Pooja is the worship of a deity in a diagrammatic form. This type of worship exists in a lot of the other parts of the world also. The worship of Śri Devi in Shreechakra is regarded as the highest form of the Devi worship.
4-Originally Lord Shiva gave 64 Chakras and their Mantras to the world, to attain various spiritual and material benefits. For his consort Devi he gave the Shreechakra and the highly coveted and the most powerful Shodashakshari mantra, which is the equivalent of all the other 64 put together.
5-The Bindu in the center of the Shreechakra is the symbolic representation of the cosmic spiritual union of Shiva and Shakti. The Shodaśakshari mantra is one of the most guarded secretes of Tantra.
SRI VIDYA SADHANA;-
1-All mantras cannot be recited by all people. The only people who are entitled to recite any mantra is a Sri Vidya Upasaka, for others the mantras are to be checked for compatibility. There are some mantras that are not compatible for some, so the person who gives should know what is compatible and what is not, that can be known only if you know all mantras or at least a large part as no one can really know ALL the mantras.
2-The advantage for a Sri Vidya Upasaka is that he knows quite a lot of mantras because he recites them all every day .A person doing Sri Vidya Upasana must be a Devi devotee, but not all devotee can do Sri Vidya Upasana. The Sri Vidya Upasaka can do Upasana of any devata.
3-Only someone who is CHOSEN by Devi gets Sri Vidya. It is said you do not choose Sri Vidya but Sri Vidya chooses you. When you get it when you look back you will see how you have been guided slowly and surely .
4-Depending on the Samskara, capacity, tradition etc of the sadhaka, Tantra Shastra prescribes six ways of worship of the same Parabrahman. These are Shaiva, Vaishnava, Koumara, Ganapatya, Soura and Shakta. The most expansive of these is undoubtedly Shakta.The great Parabrahman is here known as Lalita, parA or ahamtA etc.
5-Shri Vidya also known as Lalita , Tripurasundari, Rajarajeshwari and Balasundari is the Mahavidya among Ten Mahavidyas( Dus Mahavidya ). She is called the beauty of three worlds. She is also worshiped in the form of Shodashi (16 years old) and Balasundari (Child form of devi ).
6-It has been said about her that her adorer get Bhoga ( Materialistic Things ) and Moksha (Salvation) in the same birth. Most of the deities either gives Bhoga or Moksha but Ma Tripursundari gives both.
6-She is the goddess of wealth more superior than goddess Lakshami. It has been said that by the blessings of ma tripurasundari goddess Lakshami is capable of providing wealth. If one did a great sadhana and good karma in previous births then only he get a chance to do the sadhana of Shri Vidya in the current birth. Yantra of Ma Tripura Sundari is called Shri Yantra.
7-Every One should start this sadhana from the Bala Sundari Mantra aim kleem sauh ( ऐं क्लीं सौ:)
PROBLEMS OF SADHAK;-
1-Some sadhakas may ask ?I am doing vigorous Tapas and meditation for the long time . With all that, my troubles and difficulties are multiplying. I have lost my job. I am starving now. What shall I do? Is this the Grace of the Lord? How can I continue my Sadhana when I have nothing to eat?like lot of incidence may occur when one starts upasana .
2-why this happens ?When asked about the nature of Srividya, I was told that the mantra when properly received and done, will cause karma kshaya and papa kshaya(exhaustion of karmas and papas) at a dramatic rate, which is the reason for the above mentioned phenomenon.Same thing happens when doing sadhana with other mantras too, but not as rapid as it happens with Srividya
3-It is said one has to be verily Shankara himself or in one's last birth to get sri vidya. Since we are not Shankara, it has to be the last birth or when we get it, it becomes our last birth. So the karma kshaya or papa kshaya has to be faster than normal.
4-And within Śrividyopasana there are stages of practice - from simple recitation of mantras to long and ritually complex mediations, all of which are followed progressively until suddenly you are THERE. In this context it is said that even if you are not really competent, some past meritorious karma can still you get initiated into Srividya, and you will become a yogabhrashta (an outcast in spiritual practice) – then in the next birth you will start where you stopped and will attain the union faster.
5-It is observed that when one gets srividya and does upasana diligently normally and naturally you are thrust into greatness whether one realises it or not.
Surrender the difficulties to Devi and say (I mean TELL HER) .They are yours ,and see.......... what.... happens..............
WHAT ARE THE FOUR PATTERNS OF SRI VIDYA SADHANA?-
There are four main Mula Vidyas in ŚrīVidya;-
1- BALA TRIPUR-SUNDARI SADHANA FOR DHARMA (young maiden or as a girl of Nine,)
2-TRIPUR-SUNDARI SADHANA FOR ARTHA(Money) (Alluring teenage girl of about sixteen years old,)
3-MAHA TRIPUR-SUNDARI/RAJ-RAJESWARI SADHANA FOR KAMA(Desire)
4-SRI LALITA TRIPUR SUNDARI SADHANA FOR MOKSHA(Final liberation)
1- BALA TRIPUR-SUNDARI SADHANA
1- She is imagined as the mother goddess
in her juvenile condition. The three lettered Vidyā (Trika). Bāla is said to be one of the most attractive and wonderful forms of Śri Devi. Holding book and japa mala and sitting in a white flower, She presides over knowledge and bliss, and grants all the boons that the devotees ask for.
2- It is a general practice to initiate ŚrīVidyā practitioners into Bala before initiating them into Panchadāsi. However there are several sādhakās who are happier practicing Bāla Vidyā alone and have attained salvation.
I -BALA MANTRA ..AIM KLIM SAU;-
Śrī Bālātripurasundarī mantra is one of the most powerful mantras in Śrī Vidyā spiritual cult.This mantra is commonly known as Bālā Mantra.There are three types of Bālā
mantra-s and they are known by different names.
1-1. Bālā mantra consists of three bījākṣara-s – ॐ - ऐं - क्लीं – सौः (om - aiṁ - klīṁ - sauḥ)
1-2. Bālātripurasundarī mantra consists of six bījākṣara-s - ॐ - ऐं - क्लीं - सौः -- सौः - क्लीं – ऐं (om - aiṁ - klīṁ - sauḥ -- sauḥ - klīṁ - aiṁ)
1-3. Bālā navākṣarī mantra - ॐ - ऐं - क्लीं - सौः -- सौः - क्लीं - ऐं -- ऐं - क्लीं – सौः (om - aiṁ - klīṁ - sauḥ -- sauḥ - klīṁ - aiṁ -- aiṁ - klīṁ - sauḥ)
2-The most powerful mantra of the three is Bālā navākṣarī mantra, because the reverse order of Bālā mantra is encased by Bālā mantra itself. Encasement is known as sampuṭīkaraṇa, where the power, vibration and energy of a mantra are encased between two bījākṣara-s.
3-There are three types of Bālā mantra-s and they are known by different names. One has to choose any one of the following. Out of the three, Bālā navākṣarī mantra is very powerful and is the best mantra for recitation. It is capable of giving material comforts. The three syllable mantra is related to herbs. Those who make sacred herbal medicines should recite this mantra. The second six syllable mantra is capable of providing liberation from transmigration.
4-When a mantra is recited in the reverse order, the power of a mantra increases several folds. When a mantra is recited with absolute concentration, it generates intent energy within the body and gets diffused through the body. In order to prevent the diffusion of the energy and to hold the energy thus generated within the body, a mantra is encased between two bījākṣara-s.
5-These bījākṣara-s are either in the same order, like the one in Bālā navākṣarī mantra or the beginning bījākṣara/s could be in the right order and the end bījākṣara/s could be in an inverted order as in the case of ṣhoḍaśī mahā mantra.
6-The three bījākṣara-s of Bālā mantra are known by different names. Bīja ऐं (aiṁ) is known as vāgbhavabīja. This bīja helps in perfecting knowledge. The second bīja क्लीं (klīṁ) is known as kāmabīja. Kāma generally means desire and here it is the desire to attain Her feet. The third bīja is सौः (sauḥ). This is called seed mantra, also known as parabīja, or piṇḍanātha.
7-This mantra is also known as mantra of Goddess Parāśhaktī. This bīja gives power to the aspirant the full potency (known as mantravīrya) to realize the Self.
8-Bija सौः (sauḥ) consists of three letters s + au + ḥ. S stands for the Being. au is the Powers of Will, Knowledge and Action.The last letter ḥ is known as visarga because it “inwardly” projects the universe through the letter au. सौः (sauḥ) also makes the kuṇḍalinī of a true spiritual aspirant to ascend and can be explained from tantric point of view. To attain sidhhi of this mantra, one has to recite 300.000 times.
9-As pointed out before there are no restrictions for the chanting of this Shakti Mantra of Bala Tripura Sundari. There is also no form of worship or Tantra Sadhana involved for the chanting of this Mantra.
10-There are four dhyāna verses for Bālā mantra and any one of them can be chosen.All the mantras have curses and each of these mantras have different mantras for removing such curses. These curses are made by sages, gods, goddesses, etc. Bālā mantra too is cursed by Devi, which can be removed by reciting Tripura Bhairavi mantra 100 times.
11-Tripura Bhairavi mantra: हसैं हसकरीं हसैं hasaiṁ hasakarīṁ hasaiṁ. Or another one: ह्सौं ह्स्क्ल्रीं ह्सौः hsaum hsklrīm hsaum.
METHOD OF BALA MANTRA JAPA;-
1-This is the simple way of doing Bālā mantra Japa .
Seating: While doing Bala mantra japa, one has to either face East or North. If one does not have a guru, contemplate on Lord Dkṣiṇāmūrti and mentally accept Him as Guru.
2. Curse Removal Mantra:
बालामन्त्रजपत्वेन शापविमोचनमन्त्रं करिष्ये।
bālāmantrajapatvena śāpavimocanamantraṁ kariṣye ||
हसैं हसकरीं हसैं hasaiṁ hasakarīṁ hasaiṁ ||
(to be recited 100 times before the commencement of daily japa. The recitation of this mantra can be dispensed with after reciting 100 times for the first few days.)
2. Ṛṣyādi Nyāsaḥ ऋष्यादि न्यासः
अस्य श्री बालात्रिपुरसुन्दरी महा मन्त्रस्य | द्क्षिणामूर्ति ऋषिः। पङ्क्तिछन्दः। बालात्रिपुरसुन्दरी देवत ||
ऐं बीजं | सौः शक्तिः | क्लीं कीलकम् ||
श्री बालात्रिपुरसुन्दरी दर्शन भाषण सिद्ध्यर्थे जपे विनियोगः ||(open both the palms and run them over all parts of the body; from head to feet)||
Aiṁ bījaṁ (right shoulder)
Sauḥ śhaktiḥ (left shoulder)
Klīṁ kīlakam (on the navel)
3. Karanyāsaḥ करन्यासः
ऐं - अङ्गुष्ठाभ्याम् नमः। (use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs)
क्लीं - तर्जनीभ्यां नमः। klīṁ - (use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers)
सौः- मध्यमाभ्यां नमः। sauḥ- (both the thumbs on the middle fingers)
ऐं - अनामिकाभ्यां नमः। (both the thumbs on the ring fingers)
क्लीं - कनिष्ठीकाभ्यां नमः। (both the thumbs on the little fingers)
सौः - करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः। (open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm)
4. Hrdayādi Nyāsaḥ ह्र्दयादि न्यासः
ऐं- ह्र्दयाय नमः। (open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra)
क्लीं - शिरसे स्वाहा। (open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead)
सौः - शिखायै वषट्। (open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where tuft is kep
ऐं - कवचाय हुं। (cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips)
क्लीं - नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्। (open the index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand; touch both the eyes using index and ring fingers and touch the point between the two eyebrows (ājñā cakra) with the middle finger.
सौः - अस्त्राय फट्॥
5. Dhyānam ध्यानम्
रक्तकलाम्बरां चन्द्रकलावतं सां समुद्यदादित्यनिभां त्रिनेत्रां।
विद्याक्षमालाभयदामहस्तां ध्यायामि बालामरुणाम्बुजस्थाम्॥
6-Meaning of dhyāna verse for easy contemplation of Her form: I meditate upon the Bālā Devi, clad in red garments whose forehead is decorated with a crescent moon, who has three eyes, whose brilliance is like that of the rising sun, who is seated on a red lotus and who holds in her four bands a sacred book, rosary, abhaya and varada mudras.)CONTD..