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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


One who cultivates the heart’s natural love obtains the guidance of a Guru, and starts his Sadana (Path of spiritual discipline). He becomes a pravartaka, an initiate.

Man, when endowed with the heavenly gift of pure love, naturally becomes disposed to avoid the company of what is Asath and to keep the company of what has been described as Sath.”

    – The Revelation- Sutra6. The Holy Science,

    – Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855-1936 – Disciple of Sri Lahari Mahasaya and Guruji of Sri Yogananda Paramahansa)

By affectionately keeping the company Sath he may be fortunate enough to please one whom may kindly stand to him as his SathGuru or Spiritual Preceptor. By keeping his preceptor’s God-like company there grows an inclination, Pravritti, in the disciple’s heart to save himself from the creation of darkness, Maya, and he becomes Pravartaka, an initiate in the practices of Yama and Niryama, the ascetic forbearances and observances necessary to obtain salvation.

Self-Realization:

God makes the law of karma and if God cannot set aside the law, then the law is greater than God. This cannot be. Generally God does not interfere. He allows the karma to work out. But He may in special case go beyond His law and by His grace free the soul from the bondage of karma. God’s grace comes without deserving it. We cannot get grace by virtue of our so-called merit. Worst sinners have received grace and become pure and glories.

Without initiation, all actions and rituals are fruitless. Without initiation, spiritual perfection cannot be attained. The Guru transmits His own innerself, His Divine Shakthi (Universal Energy or Cosmic Energy or Kundalini Shakthi), and His message directly into the disciple. Only a Guru (Sathpurushas or SathGuru) who has been empowered by the blessings of the Supreme Power can awaken the Kundalini permanently.

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The jiva and Para-Brahma are distinct from each other, yet one in essence. The finite soul is potentially infinite while Para-Brahma is actually infinite. The finite soul is capable of attaining the state of Para-Brahma. Therefore they are identical in essence, though they are actually different from each other. The Para-Brahma is Pure Consciousness and Maya is the power of Para-Brahma and not a mere illusion.

– (The Shandilya Sutras)

Every lover of any worldly object is unconsciously a lover of Atman. Hence by Self-analysis he should find the true nature of his love and the Atman. The word Bhakti occurs for the first time in the Upanishad.

– (Brihadaranyak Upanishad)

The Grace of Atman itself does not obtain by any other means but this self-knowledge. The Self cannot be realized by the study of the Vedas, nor by intelligence, or by deep learning. It can be realized by him only whom it chooses or favours. To him the Self reveals its own nature.

    – (Ketha Upanishad and Mundaka Upanishad)

The Supreme Godhead, however, is not some cosmic outward force but forms the very basis of human life. He is the inward Atman who manifests itself in the form of subjective and objective worlds. Atman is identical with Para-Brahma to whom all the Gods were subordinated. Though a crore of words meet in the residence of speech, all of them are nothing but speech. Innumerable forms and sights arise but one Pure Intelligence underlies all. Agni has no power to burn a blade of grass, nor Vayu any strength to blow it without the help of Para-Brahma (The Lord of universe).

    – (Kenopanishad)

There are no prayers for material prosperity but meditations on the One Spirit, who is worshipped, for leading one from unreal to the real, from darkness to light, from death to immortality.

    – (Chattopanishad)

Nachiket, to whom Yama offers a boon of wealth, offspring, celestial damsels with chariots and musical instruments, does not accept these transitory blessings but insists on knowing the real nature of the Atman. He is convinced that man is not really satisfied unless he is in possession of this highest knowledge.

    – (Ketha Upanishad)

Para-Brahma is described as of the nature of bliss and the source of all human joys.

– (Taittriya and Brihadaranyak Upanishads)

The Lord’s name is extolled as capable of removing all sins.

– (Kalisantaranopanishad)

The Upanishad declares that Atman is beyond the reach of thought and speech. “That from which our speech turns back along with mind, being unable to comprehend its fullness is the ultimate Reality.

– (Taittriya Upanishad)

Of that to which the eye is unable to go, which neither speech nor mind is able to reach- what conception can we have, except that it is beyond all that is known and beyond all that is unknown?

– (Kenopanishad)

Renunciation of worldly objects and of their contact, incessant prayer, hearing and singing of the Lord’s qualities, the Grace of saints and of God is the means of devotion.

Narada himself defines Bhakti as the highest love for God, a surrender of all actions to Him and agony in His forgetfulness. Devotion is the fruit of itself. It is an end in itself.

Narada describes the devotees who are wholly attached to God in these words, “with their throats choked and tears running down their cheeks they talk lovingly with each other.”

– (The Narada Bhakti-Sutras)

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

When you are qualified to receive the Holy Grace, when there is enough space in your heart to contain and cherish the Lord, He becomes pleased with you and then He enters and settles down in your heart in the form of happiness!

That is the Prasaadam!

He performs some good or bad actions, for your benefit, in a visible or invisible way.

If a devotee is troubled, or yearns for His guidance, then the SathGuru appears in his dream, guides him, advises him and reassures him. Sometimes in a dream He even is angry with the devotee, or admonishes or strikes him, (of course, for the devotee’s welfare!)Any such experience in a dream, or in a secret manner, or an actual Darshanam (manifestation) is also regarded as His Prasaadam.

Similarly if He abuses you outright, strikes, or, throws something at you, or talks to you sweetly and advises you, or by simple looking at you suggests an idea within your mind, then you can be well assured that you have His Prasaadam!

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


When a Sathpurusha bestows his Kripa on somebody, he removes his faculty of knowing – He strips him off the trinity – the knower, the knowledge and all that is to be known. If a saint tells a man, to remember and perform japa of any particular God and that person does accordingly, only sticking to it by giving up everything else in and of the world, he does not allow his mind and reasoning to thing of or probe into anything else. Then his mind becomes so engrossed in it that it is completely cut off and shut off from the world. This is exactly what is meant by, or, expected of, blind faith. Blind faith thus means shutting off the mind from everything else except the One, in which the faith is placed.

Once the mind gets well attached to any of the Mantras, by constant repetition, then in due course, it begins to remain unaffected by the affairs and relations of this world. If by chance, however, the worldly worries still persist, the karma is soon washed away by the effect of that Mantra, which, being a form of Para-Brahma, is able to wash away the perishable and false impressions of the world.

Such is the wonderful result and glory of blind faith in the Sathpurusha.

The Sathpurusha takes responsibility for the whole world, thereafter!

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Q) To whom does the Sathpurusha (SathGuru) give the experience of Brahma?

A) It is to him whose mind has become purified and steadfast, one who has a blind faith in God, in any life, past or present. This is the person who receives the Kripa (grace), of his Sathpurusha. He is the one qualified to receive and learn it.

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Q) Who is eligible to be a Medium of the SathGuru?

A) There are so many in this world, who need the Sathguru’s help.He helps them through those, who are willing to be the medium of His Love.

To qualify as a medium, the best example to describe the qualities one should posses would be Lord Krishna’s flute, Murali.

If you have the capacity to draw the Lord (Mahan Shri Seshadri Swamigal) to yourself, He will Himself come to you and be with you. Be Like Krishna’s Flute: a hallow reed, straight, light, with no substance to hinder His breathe.

Then, He (Mahan Shri Seshadri Swamigal), will come and pick you up from the ground. He will breathe Divine music through you, playing upon you with delicate touch. He will stick the flute into His sash. He will press His lips on it; he fondles it, favour it and flourishes it. In His hand, the infinitesimal will be transmuted into the infinite; the anu (microcosm) will be transformed into the ghana (heavens).

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Here is a story of Lord Krishna’s Flute:

One day Lord Krishna pretended to be fast asleep, with the flute carelessly thrown aside by His side.

Radha approached the fortunate flute and asked it in plaintive terms, “Oh! lucky Murali (Lord Krishna’s Flute), tell me how you earned this great good fortune. What was the vow you observed, the vigil you kept, the pilgrimage you accomplished? What was the mantra you recited, the idol you worshipped?” The Flute spoke, by His grace: “I rid myself of all sensual desire, of envy greed and ego – that is all. I had no feeling of ego left to obstruct the flow of His love through me to all creation.”

While everyone is identical with the divine, few realize it.

Realize your breathe is answering the question correctly and live in the consciousness that you are a wave of the He, that is the infinite consciousness, that is Guru or God.

If you shed your pride and really surrender to a Sathpurusha, then, He can do everything for you and elevate you.

Let your mind have no waves; let it be silent, level, and calm – so that the HAMSA can sport thereon. Then you will become a Medium!

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Kripa and Kripa-Patra

Everybody desires the Grace of God, the Grace of a Sathpurusha. Kripa (the Holy Grace), does bestow endless happiness on the receiver. If one is already qualified, he receives it at the first meeting. If one is not qualified, he cannot receive it, even if the Satpurusha is ready to bestow it!

A Sathpurusha, having gone beyond the state of the world, treats an eligible devotee, (whose time for attaining the Real God has arrived), in a way contrary to the state of the world. Everybody requests the Sathpurusha, or God, for his Kripa. With his Kripa a Satpurusha not only bestows worldly happiness, but also showers on one, the Infinite Bliss! But then, one has to be eligible enough to receive either.

When a devotee is eligible, he is said to be Kripa-patra.

Kripa-Patra

Patra means container.

Usually, a particular container is used for a particular item. (For instance, a container used for oil is always used for oil, and not for water). If this oil container has to be used for another item, then the oil has to be removed first, the container fully cleaned and only then can it be used for another article, not otherwise. Similarly, it is obvious that the same container cannot be used for different articles. If all of them are put in the same container, none of them would be of any use; all would have been wasted.

In the same analogy, each one of us has different Patras, of different sizes, to store the Kripa, we receive. Often times, all these containers are already full. It is hence that even when a Sathpurusha gives you his Kripa, you have no empty container to store it in; that is why you do not experience the Kripa that is showered on you by Him. It means that you are not qualified enough.

Imagine, a friend of yours sends you some delicious pure fresh homemade ghee. As you receive it, you obviously would like to have it. You try to find a suitable container for it, and discover that all of your various containers are full.

In a situation where you can neither find an empty vessel, nor empty any one of the others, the only thing you could possibly do is to return it half-heartedly with a note of thanks.

Similar is the situation, when a Sathpurusha bestows his Kripa. You would naturally love to have it. But then, if you have not an empty vessel or, you could not empty one, you would not be able to keep that gift with you – you will have to return it!

Q) What are the containers you possess?

A) The mind and its reasoning are the containers!

They are filled with all sorts of things and you are not able to utilize them for holding the pure-ghee like Kripa, bestowed on you.

If one of the containers you have holds a dry substance like corn, well, you can empty it, and store that ghee in it. But if the container is soiled, and had dirty things like coal or tar in it, then it would take a long while for you to clean it sufficiently enough, to hold the pure ghee in it.

To clean a vessel containing coal or tar, it has to be treated with kerosene, burnt, scrapped, rubbed clean with sand, etc.. It’s a painstaking and laborious process to clean it. Similarly, if your mind is soiled by ill thoughts and tainted by evil or inordinate desires and lusty pleasures, you would have to labour hard for a long time to clean yourself well, to store the pristine Grace (Kripa – the ghee), of the Divinity in you. You do not become qualified enough to experience the benefits of Kripa, unless your mind is rid of all desires.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


To comprehend God and His supernatural power, miraculous, limitless and boundless, one has to merge into Him. No human can feel this, without seeking the Divinity!

When the Sathpurusha (SathGuru or Siddhapurusha) feels like bestowing his grace he does it secretly; he has some deep thoughts to convey; when he speaks of them, they are generally not understood by anybody else. His words are of great significance. They are voiced from the mouth of the Para-Brahma.

Sometimes the Sathpurusha is seen ordering somebody about, in an irrelevant manner, or give one, a blade of grass, or a lump of earth, or flowers, or money. Sometimes he may abuse one or beat them. Sometimes he is seen receiving some things from others. He is always seen doing certain actions openly, certain others, secretly.

When one witnesses these actions, one should never try to find out the meaning or the motive of those actions. His words and actions should always be remembered and stored deep in one’s heart. The more secretly they are stored, the earlier they are able to bear fruit.

The Sathpurusha always removes the punya (good karma), that is likely to give sinful pleasures, or likely to add on to your sins and in return they give the punya that leads to real happiness. As a result of punya they take, they seem to live in the world in a princely style. But never ever, can those pleasures affect them. It is in their destiny to live like a prince.

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