Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘karma’

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.

Read Full Post »

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Guhan steered a boat. Rama embraced him.

Guhan fell into Ganga and died.”

Shri G. Venkatarama Iyer was a learned man. He was a great devotee of Lord Rama. One day he was asked to address a sangam in Thiruvannamalai on the subject, Guhan’s friendship.”

He had a high regard for Swamigal. When he was on his way to deliver his discourse he came across Swami, who asked him where he was going. He said that he was to deliver a talk on “Guhan friendship” and that he could not muster his thoughts and was confused and requested Swami to give him guidance. Swami uttered the above in response and asked him to proceed with the talk. Accordingly he elaborated the above and completed his talk. The three sentences of Swami refer to Karma, Bhakthi and Gnanam.

Every one should perform the duty enjoined on him without any motive and that constitutes Karma. Guha was a boatman and he and he did his duty by rowing the boat. To worship God with a pure mind is Bhakthi. Guha thus worshiped Rama and Rama embraced him. This refers to Bhakthi yoga. Ridding one’s mind of differentiation is Gnana.

Mukthi means becoming one with the all pervading. Guhan fell into the Ganga and died”, refers to Gnana yoga and its aim of attaining moksha. Thus Swami summed up the entire gamut of spirituality in the above pithy sentences.

Read Full Post »

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.

Read Full Post »