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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvaddikae

Swami gave this Upadesa to Sundarammal of Vellore. Sundarammal had asked Swami what “Ajapa” meant. By way of explanation, Swamigal imparted the essence of Ajapa Gayatri Mantra.” It is one, which takes place without any effort. (“Japa”, means pronouncing the letters with an effort.)

Ajapa”, means that which occurs without any effort. This is known as Ajapa Gayatri. We breathe in, and breathe out 21600 times a day. Aham Saha soham” is a mantra that is part and parcel of breathing in and breathing out. The meaning of the Mantra is I am Him, He is me.” This mantra runs through women, men, and children alike. in the form of a breath. Ignorant of this, men get drowned in the sea of sins.

If one is focussed on Ajapa Gayatri, it is equivalent to performing a japa, 21600 times. Through this, we can discover the Paramatma enshrined in our body as the minutest manifestation of Nathaswaroopa (personification of sound).

That constitutes the knowledge of self (Atma gnana). This is referred to, in the Hamsa Upanishad. Swamigal had instructed how one should observe the Ajapa Gayathri.

1.There is a big ocean.

2. A ship is going there.

3. There are five people in the ship.

4. Another person is steering it.

5. It should be steered carefully.”

1) The first pronouncement refers to the Samsaara Sagara – the sea of birth, death.

2) The second refers to the body with five senses.

3) The third sentence refers to the five passengers Dhick, Vayu, Surya, Varuna and Aswini Deva who preside over Surothram, thwack, Satsu, Jihwa and Karnam – the five senses.

4) The fourth sentence refers to the Jiva as a boat-man.

5) The fifth sentence refers to the destruction of the senses and identification of the Self as I am Hamsa-Paramatma.”

Careful Steering,” means identification of the Self as Paramatma and existing in the stable of awareness. A drunken Boat-man (Helmsman) can topple the Boat. In the same way, a jiva confused with differentiation could topple the human (Boat) in the sea of birth and death. The concept is to be forewarned against such toppling.

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvaddikae

Om Namoh Narayanaya!

Om Namah Shivaya!

Arunachala, Arunachala, Arunachala,

Sri Rama, Rama, Rama.”

Aahwambadi Krishna Swamy Sastriar got this Mantra Upadesam from Swami. One day Swami, in his company perambulated the big Nandi at the temple three times, with HIS hands twined over Sastri’s shoulder and imparted the above instruction and enjoined on him to practice it without any break. He sincerely abided by it.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

Can mantra repetition enhance the ascent of Kundalini?

Master:

Mantra is very beneficial because Kundalini loves mantra. The Upanishads describe Her as Kundalini Maha Mantra Para Devatai – “The Supreme Deity, the great mantra”. Mantra is Her life breath.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

Is mantra a Vibration?

Master:

It is energy, or Shakti (Sheathe). When we repeat a mantra for a considerable length of time, we accumulate energy (Universal energy), which in turn makes the mantra more and more powerful.

When our Guru’s mantra, “OM SATHGURU SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL THIRUVADIKKAE”, is transmitted to someone else, it usually creates an immediate effect on the person who receives it because of its accumulated power. When we dwell constantly on any thought, eventually our entire being will become permeated with that thought, and mantra is the most potent kind of thought.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

What exactly is a Spiritual Mantra?

Master:

Mantra is the Supreme Lord Himself, the Supreme Principle.

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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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