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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

What do the lights, sounds and other phenomena that arise in meditation, indicate to a seeker? Can these be products of imagination, of an immature seeker?

Master:

The lights and sounds and other phenomena arise to dissolve a seeker’s delusion. They are real. Nada (Dwani) (Nada Para Brahma), or inner sounds, releases the flow of various nectars that import new strength and agility to the body and cause love to spring up from within. As for the vision of light – the very nature of the self is light. These lights lead a seeker to his final destination; so how can they not be real? A true mediator sees real lights and hears real sounds, day after day, until he goes beyond them to the final truth. These phenomena seem unreal or imaginary only to one who has not meditated and who has not had a direct experience of them. Immature seekers may imagine they perceive such things, but when one experiences them directly, there is never any doubt about the validity of these experiences.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

Would you briefly describe Kundalini Yoga?

Master:

Kundalini Yoga can not be described briefly because it is such a grand and extensive yoga.

Kundalini Yoga is inspired and directed by Chiti, the same Cosmic Energy that sustains and directs the order of the Whole Universe. This energy moves in a channel at the Central Core of this complex Human Body. It has two aspects: inner and outer. The outer aspects sustain the order of one’s mundane life. The inner aspect lies dormant, but when it awakens it sustains and directs the process of MAHA Yoga, the great yoga. Kundalini Yoga is a totally independent autonomous yoga and completes itself fully without the help of any other yoga. It is a Self – existent and a self-propelled Yoga.

The Kundalini stabilizes and controls all the seventy-two thousand subtle nerves of the human body. When it awakens by the grace of the Guru, it purifies the whole nervous system and makes the body radiant.

It dispels all diseases, purifies all the body centres, and makes itself an abode of divine peace within the heart. All the senses are refined, cleansed, and strengthened. As this process culminates, the Kundalini reaches the Sahasrara, revealing a Divine Brilliance. Sparkling in the middle of this brilliance in the Cerebral Centre is a dazzling BLUE DOT, which the Kundalini enables one to see. Not only that, but by means of this Blue Dot, or Neela Bindhu, a yogi is shown the subtle worlds, all the Gods and Goddesses, and all that can not ordinarily be perceived by the physical senses.

As this process continues, Samadhi occurs spontaneously. The Jiva, the individual soul, is lifted above pleasure and pain. After establishing the aspirant in Supreme Bliss, the Kundalini becomes tranquil.

This Kundalini is the Para Shakthi (Universal Energy) of Para Shiva (Lord of Universe), the transcendent energy of the Supreme, auspicious principle.

Externally it inspires the creation of the world; internally, it inspires the yogic process. By means of the independent, self-sustaining Kundalini, Maha Yoga unfolds automatically. This yoga can also be called Siddha Yoga, the yoga of perfect masters. It is the synthesis of the four Yogas – Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Mantra Yoga, and Laya Yoga-and it is therefore called Maha yoga, the great yoga. It can also be called Chief Yoga. Chiti is the primordial consciousness that is the source and essence of the world in answering your question about Kundalini Yoga; one could fill an entire book. It is a vast subject.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Disciple:

If the body is just inert flesh and the soul is pure consciousness, what is that experiences pleasure and pain?

Master:

It would seem that the person who asked this question has experienced pleasure and pain. You should try to find the answer to this question yourself. When you are experiencing these feelings, but at the time you always forget to inquire who the experienced is and begin to question only afterward.

The body is completely inert. If it could experience pleasure and pain, even a dead body could feel these things. In India, corpses are burnt on pyres, but not even a single body has ever cried out in pain as the fire consumed it. So this proves that the body itself does not have feelings.

The Self, or the soul, is so pure, clean and clear that neither pleasure nor pain can reach it. So if the body- that is, the senses-or the Self experiences pleasure and pain, then who or what is experiencing these things?

Even though the body is inert, it is able to function because of the Self, which activates it through what we call the antahkarana, the four psychic instruments of ego, mind, intellect and subconscious. Through these four psychic instruments shines the light of the Self. In this way, the body becomes conscious, and pleasure and pain are experienced.

The antahkarana is like a lens or magnifying glass. If we keep such a lens inside our house, nothing will happen – the lens cannot cause us any harm. But if we place it on the roof where the light of the sun passes through it, can cause a fire that will consume the entire house. Who should we blame for causing this fire? The lens is blameless because it is completely inert. The sun, also, is free from blame. Only because the light of the sun falls upon this lens is fire created. In the same way, the antahkarana, when (illumined) illuminated by the light of the Self, creates and experiences pleasure and pain. Therefore that which is between body and the self is what enjoys and suffers. Yogis meditate to transcend this antahkarana and attain a state that is free of both pleasure and pain.

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    Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

A Mast and a Salik on the sixth plane are both in marifat, God-illumined, God-knowing; but a mast and a Salik when entering the seventh plane are both majzoobs. This means that even a Salik, when he enters the seventh plane, is over powered. The word majoobs means, literally, one who is under Jazb, and although the jazb of all planes, up to and including the sixth plane, is limited, on the seventh plane it is unlimited and Divine. The Sufi term of God-merged is majoob Allah, for a majoob is the only one who is completely overpowered by jazb.

When a rahrav enters the seventh plane he takes duality into unity and when he comes down again he brings unity into duality.

Now, if a majoob of the seventh plane comes down to normal consciousness, he becomes one of the three things:

1. A Salik – e – Kamil or Jivanmukta, who has no circle and no duty, but can make a few souls spiritually like himself.

2. A Salik – e – akmal, who establishes himself in the work of God, and has no circle, but has duty. Although he has no circle he can make a few souls spiritually like himself.

3. A Salik – e – mukammil or qutub, who has duty and a circle, and can make as many souls as he wishes spiritually like himself.

One should not assume that every advanced soul reaches this great goal of becoming merged in God, and to illustrate the utter rarity of God-realization.

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    Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

  1. God – Merged

    A God-merged soul is a Majzoob of the seventh plane, in the state of the final fana. He is one who is drowned in God. His limited ‘I’ is utterly annihilated, and he exists only in Infinite Bliss, Infinite Power, and Infinite Knowledge. He is not conscious of the finite Universe, of his physical body, or of the lower six planes; he is simply conscious of himself as God.

  2. God – Intoxicated

    A Mast, who is God-intoxicated by Divine Love, experiences just that same sensation that a drunkard enjoys, and cares for no one and nothing, in proportion to the extent of his intoxication; the difference is that his intoxication is continual, that it may increase but may never decrease, and it has no physical or mental reaction. It is a state of permanent and unalloyed intoxication.

  3. God – Absorbed

    The characteristic of a God-absorbed man is that, whether asleep or awake, and irrespective of his outer behaviour, he is continually, and without effort, absorbed in thinking about God. The mind of God-absorbed man functions in the same way as that of a normal man, and though he is spiritually advanced, he is not necessarily aware of it himself, except in rare flashes. The majority of God-absorbed men are on the first three planes, and a few are on the fifth plane; they jump over the fourth plane.

    When a God-absorbed man reaches the fifth plane he then becomes a Mast (i.e. God-intoxicated), and the remainder of his spiritual progress is completed as a Mast.

  4. God – Communed

    The aspirant does so only by his conscious effort. His concentration on God is neither an unconscious nor a perpetual state, but is dependent on effort of the will, which subjects his communication with God to frequent fluctuations, and tends to make his progress on the path less direct than that of a God-absorbed man.

    The God-absorbed man flies fast and straight like a swan, but the God-communed flits here and there like a sparrow, and is constantly diverted by irrelevant attractions. This communion process is especially applicable to raja yogis, and dyan yogis. The God-communed man, if he stays on that path, never advances beyond the sixth plane.

  5. God – Mad

    In the eyes of the average man there may appear to be little difference between an ordinary lunatic and a God-mad man; but from the spiritual aspect there is a wide gulf between them. The mind of an ordinary mad man has failed to adopt itself to the problems of the material world, and has fled permanently into the realm of make-believe to escape an intolerable material situation. But a God-mad man, although he has lost the balance of mind, and the insight into his abnormal state, has not come to this condition by failing to solve his worldly troubles, but has lost his sanity through continually thinking about God. Although he is mad, he is impelled by high desires, and in spite of earning no tangible profit from the majority of his delusions, he nevertheless enjoys his state of God-madness.

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