अपनों से अपनी बात – Apr 15
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Dear loved ones,
Har Har Mahadev, Bam-Bam Bol… Om Namah Shivaye, Om Namah Shivaye ,
With these Divine notes you accomplished the MahaShivraatri Abhishek at Prayag Raaj Allahabad. Only when the fortune smiles, then such major events do occur. Prayag Raaj is the Sangam of Ganga-Yamuna-Saraswati. Each sand particle of this divine land has resonated with the vibrations of sages. I do not consider Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati as mere rivers, these are not just water streams, these are rivers of knowledge. Ganga originates from the Himalayas, and the Yamuna also originates from the Himalayas. Ganga is the manifestation of spiritual platform and energy, while Yamuna is a form of a lovely naughty (material) form of Lord Krishna. The holy stream bonding both these divine forms is – Saraswati. Saraswati is not a river stream or a river, rather it is the fountain of knowledge, a manifestation of the inner – mind. The point where Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati unite, is called as Sangam. I believe that when spiritual form merges with material form, and when this merger occurs through knowledge, then that situation is called Sangam. Saraswati stays hidden, she also originates from the Himalayas, sometimes she is visible and sometimes not, but the same Saraswati gets Ganga and Yamuna to merge through her efforts.
This simply means that through knowledge, through Saraswati, we can perform a simple merger of two different life’s aspects – both spiritual and material. Saraswati or knowledge is the aspect which is completely aloof from pretense or artifice, but it casts its influence on the complete mind. It is possible to join the entire mind in one thought, wrap in one process, only through knowledge.
The Pandits of Prayaag told me before the abhishek that they will perform the abhishek on the stage, a couple of sadhaks will sit on the stage as a symbolic act and thus they will accomplish the abhishek. I replied that – “All of us will collectively perform Lord Shiva’s abhishek and each sadhak will install a Shivling in front of him and perform the abhishek. Five thousand Sadhaks are sitting here, there are not mere spectators, these are sadhaks, dissciples and every one of these sadhaks has come to Prayaag with a wish to perform abhishek, and all of them fully know and understand the process of Sankalp, Nyaas, Guru poojan, Ganpati poojan, Bheirav poojan, Navgrah poojan and Abhishek.”
They could not believe their ears, but when thousands of sadhaks collectively started poojan and abhishek with full harmony, then such a sacred divine atmosphere got created as if five thousand sages were performing abhishek.
The abhishek performed during this Shivraatri, is completely enigmatic. It is simply not possible to explain it in plain words. I only state that only one who has tasted nectar can understand what is nectar and what is its taste. What is Sadhana, what is Abhishek, and what joy abhishek provides, only one who has performed this process, can comprehend. I believe that each Sadhak, each Sadhika should perform Shiv Abhishek at least once in a month.
Why do we accomplish Abhishek? Abhishek is not simply offering a water-stream on Lord Shiva. Abhishek signifies- complete assimilation of self. Activation of the flow of Amrit within self. Absorbing within inner joy. Energization of our inner Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati i.e. the three streams of Ida, Pingla and Sukshumna.
Ida, Pingla and Sukshumna are not just three spiritual entities. These three are the material, spiritual and knowledge expressions of life. A couple came to me and requested for blessings stating that they wish to perform the marriage of their son aged 23 years. I said, sure, he will get married. Then I called their son and asked for his opinion. He got a little embarrassed and replied that – “I want to study a little further. I wish to get good employment and marry after I feel fully capable.” I advised the parents that – “ You should understand the views of your son. He is stating deep wisdom with firm conviction. He wishes to enhance his potential through his knowledge. Let him progress ahead in his life with his own perspective.”
His parents replied – “Guruji, what will people say?”
I stated that the root cause of all problems in the world, the one and only one root cause is – What will people say? You are ignoring your son’s wishes and fulfilling other’s expectations.
What will others say, before that you should ponder over what you yourself want? You wish to follow your own orders or follow orders of others. To listen to self, is a great act in itself. Half of the problems of life end only and only when we consider what feels suitable, instead of what will people say. We start doing what makes sense for us. It is mandatory for us to listen to ourselves in every situation.
What are the superiority and greatness of life? The greatness of life is certainly achieving the goals, but a better course is to obtain joy in each moment of life. When will this joy come? When you show restraint, faith, confidence, love, loyalty and dedication; and you have to start with yourself. You need to teach all these lessons to yourself. If you have restraint, faith, confidence, love, loyalty and dedication towards your body, your mind and your feelings, then you will achieve the goal of life automatically. Then the pleasures and pains will not affect you. This is the basis of Shivtatva.
Our favorite festival ‘21 April Nikhil Jayanti’ is soon arriving. You should celebrate this Nikhil festival with great fanfare in your village, your town, and your city is rich. The more Sadhaks are involved with you to organize this program, the more joy you will attain.
Sadguru Nikhil is always with you in the depth of your memories, reminiscences and heart, He is the God of your heart, imbibe Him in each atom of self. The Guru is within yourself, He protects you every moment, and constantly guides you, it is important for you to understand and comprehend all those directions, even if they are vocal or silent; and you should progress ahead towards your goals through His directions. Sadguru continually flows the fountain of nectar within you at smooth pace. I salute Sadguru that He provided a novel base, new dimension, fresh direction, innovative ideas and original expressions to our life.
I have always been engrossed in accomplishing various tasks which Sadgurudev has assigned me, and I do require the assistance of thousands of disciples to complete those gigantic tasks. I am moving ahead on this magnificent path, and I need your support in body-mind-money. All of you are the flag bearers of the Guru Chetna and you have to work with me with your full potential and capacity.
Gurudev’s immortal directions are that tenacity, Sadhana and meditation are an important part of life. Take care of yourself, focus your mind, and keep your body healthy through hard work and diligence. Continue on the Sadhana path.
I am confident that we will meet in Patna on the grand occasion of April 21 and will organize a major event.
I love you and I will keep loving you, this is my sincere promise.
Nand Kishore Shrimali