Friday, 1 June 2018

Awaken to many Realities – by Guruji Krishnananda
(Source – From Book – Guruji Speaks Volume 5)
We have to awaken to many Truths, many Realities. We have to awaken from ignorance. Sometimes people say that in Hinduism there are so many gods. All these gods do exist. Lord Mahavishnu is in-charge of Life and Life Forces. Lord Shiva is in-charge of the forces of destruction. Lord Brahma is in-charge of creation. And hordes of gods assist these processes.
All gods/deities are manifestations from a single God. There is one God. And here, on this earth, we can imagine Him to be Light. And from that Light all these emanations, all these manifestations came forth. God is energy. God is Light. And God is omnipresent. Everyone has to awaken to the Truth that there is only one God and all others are manifestations.
People have to awaken to the reality that the idols represent gods or deities. A god or deity is energy. The idol carries these energies. Idols are to be worshipped, no doubt, but they themselves are not the deity. Usually, the field of energy is under the ground, beneath the idol. Only a small quantity of energy is present in the idol.
Once we tried to worship Lord Shiva in Nandi Hills. We were told the energies are so huge that the entire hill carries those energies. So, the energies are under the ground and they are the deity, not just the idol.
We have to awaken to the fact that we have to go beyond ritualistic worship or Pooja. Poojas are good, but again we have to go beyond. While performing Pooja we consciously remain distant and distinct from God. When I worship and He gets worshipped, there is duality; there is distance. We have to go beyond this. There are still higher ways of Poojas and worship.
Pooja is a form of expression of our Love and respect. In Meditation, the expression reaches its maximum. We surrender to Him. We merge with Him. That is the highest form of expression of Love.
We are aware of Papa and Punya (merits and demerits). But Punya does not take us to Mukti. A good deed or Karma will give us a good effect, that’s all. Punyas take us only to heaven, not to Mukti. This does not mean that we should not do good deeds but we must know and clearly realize that putting a huge amount in a hundi (donation box) does not help us in attaining Mukti. These are simple Truths. They do not need any explanation.
We cannot appease gods by Shanti Homas or Mantras. Gods do not accept bribes and keep quiet. Most importantly, God is not pleased when we suffer. Some people pierce their tongues and cheeks with needles, etc. Those who do such acts think that God is pleased. God will never appreciate such things. You do not have to suffer. You do not have to even fast to please Him. God is not pleased by these ways.
We must awaken to the reality that God is everywhere, in and around. All that is required is a connection from our pure heart. We have to awaken to this reality. Accept this and begin living accordingly. Interact with God who is everywhere.

Friday, 18 May 2018

REFLECTIONS


REFLECTIONS

Guruji Krishnananda
(Excerpts from old Newsletter – June 1995 issue)
Seven Years ago, I opened Meditation Classes and since then have guided hundreds in the journey in Unconscious. One phase of my activity is over. As my work enters the second phase, I try to turn back and view my struggles, failures and successes. This is always a rewarding exercise. We can always learn from our failures.
Many things have changed in these seven years. The time has changed. We have stepped into the New Age and are receiving the transforming energies. Because of these, there are changes in our systems which necessitate modifying and developing Meditational Techniques. I am able to achieve this with the help of the guiding Rishis who are Masters in the Spiritual Science. Our students have the advantage of their experience and foresight.
These seven years have revealed more about my work and myself. From mere guiding in Meditations to understanding the Spiritual problems of the Meditators and finding solutions to them and from merely passing on the knowledge of the Spiritual science that I had acquired through Amara, when he was available in the physical plane, to gathering new knowledge directly from the Rishis in the higher planes, I could improve my capability with the help of the Rishis.
When I moved in to stay in Taponagara two years ago, the changes were fast and incredible. With the help of Ganga I could channel new energies, build up several fields of Spiritual energy here and store special energies in the Astral chambers. We could accommodate several Higher beings to stay here by building up the required living conditions. Taponagara became a focal point of Astral Visitors and a centre for Astral Light Network. Even on the physical plane we could establish contact with many Light groups spread all over the world.
Rishis initiated me into a Higher Spiritual state and later on raised my ranking several times training me to work in multiple planes and multiple roles of a Guide, Channel, Healer, stellar messenger, distributor of Pralaya energies, member of the Council etc. By their grace and Love, the Rishis trained me in the higher planes to work in many more ways that I am not allowed to reveal. When I look back, I feel happy and grateful to my Rishis.
Seven years ago, even as I started the Meditation Classes, I had the ideas of establishing a commune, a Gurukula or an Ashram. I worked on these ideas for some time. Lack of competent associate workers restrained my zeal. But, now, I feel that it is good. Similar establishments are many and in spite of their material build up, the Spiritual thrust is somehow always lost. I do not want to repeat this experiment.
I have realised that, working in the physical plane, helping the individuals to awaken and tune up to the Divine is the most important mission of every Light worker. From the individual Light, Love and Peace spread. At no time of history the role of the individual was this important and necessary. It is individuals and small groups that are silently building up the conditions for the New Age.