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In that subtle moment in which the artist catches a breathtaking scene he completely merges with it and it is due to this blending of his personality with Nature that the result produced on canvas turns out to be so spectacular. This oneness in fact is the secret of creativity, and the greatest of all creators, the Lord, the Guru could manifest such a wonderful world for the very reason that He is present in each particle of Nature. Yet man fails to perceive Him, for he has lost the artistic touch, the art of Meditation and the power of Sadhana. Today his search remains directed outside while the real treasure is inside.
No wonder Yogis sit with closed eyes exploring the inner realm. And when they discover IT a blissful radiance pours forth from their forms. For the uninitiated it might well seem a waste of time to sit thus idly, yet once a sincere aspirant is steered gently onto the path of Sadhana he all of a sudden has a taste of Divine Nectar which prompts him to seek deeper so as to reach the source.
This stage however is crucial, for the first encounter is so pleasant that one may be tempted to neglect one's material needs and duties and devote all time to Meditation. This would invariably lead to failure on the material front and then frustration. Final result is that one either left impoverished or one blindly rushes into the race for wealth and power leaving oneís spiritual quest unfulfilled. This only creates disillusionment and the individual in his ignorance shifts all blame onto the Guru.
The Master however knows that only through perfect balance can the Supreme Goal be achieved. Hence like Lord Buddha he suggests the Majhim Nikaay or the path of golden mean. An ascetic might well spend all his time in meditation, but for a family man the Guru prescribes a special schedule in which a few precious minutes are daily devoted to Sadhana.
A very wrong belief prevalent among the householder disciples is that the ascetic disciples of Gurudev can meet him or have his glimpse through Siddhis whenever they like. The fact is that they are strictly bound by Gurudevís orders and can see him only when he wishes to - sometimes after years at a stretch. Yet their devotion in the Master never waivers, for they have had wonderful experiences which leave them in an uninterrupted state of spiritual ecstasy. In such a state they are able to concentrate better in Sadhanas and progress much faster.
Entering such a state means identifying the Supreme Element - Guru - which can be done only when oneís subtle vision is activated. This journey from the gross to the subtle plane is known as the Guru Tatva Sadhana, Even when the Guru is present in physical form his aim is to unite the disciple with his own soul through the medium of which the latter could form a link with the Supreme. And once a disciple attains oneness with the Para-Brahma form of Gurudev he can then have a glimpse of any God, Goddess or deity.
As he enters this wondrous state doubts vanish. Each moment then he has feeling of proximity to his Guru even though the Master may not be physically present. His activated divine vision ever visualises the form of the Master and such is the joy that he fearlessly and calmly goes on with his duties in the outer world. Sorrows, tensions, passion can prey on his peace only till he has not entered this state, but once he does they are simply fended off by the power of the Supreme Guru Element.
Undoubtedly it is the best Sadhana of all Ages, for through it one can directly interact with Gurudev wherever he might be - in Siddhashram, in the Himalayas or on a far flung planet of the universe. Thus one could seek His help and advice directly, and smoothly sail over all problems and difficulties in life. As Gurudev always said, "This is a transition period we are going through and one can emerge victorious only through the power of spiritualism." To enable Sadhaks to overcome this very crucial period we present this wonderful Sadhana.
This seven day ritual can be started on a Thursday. It can also be commenced from Guru Poornima. Early morning in Brahm Muhurat - 4 am to 6 am - have a bath, wear white clothes and sit on a white mat facing East. Cover a wooden plank with a white cloth. Make a mound of rice grains and on it place the Paarad Guru Yantra. Light a ghee lamp. In the background of the Yantra place a picture of revered Gurudev Paramhans Swami Nikhileshwaranand. Next fixing the gaze on the Yautra chant the following Mantra continuously for half an hour.
|Om Mam Aatma-praann Chintya Jaagraya Darshaya Gum Sfotaya Phat|
Fully concentrate your mind in the recital. Repeat for 7 days. Take care to do the recital at the same hour daily. Chant one round each of Guru Mantra before and after Sadhana daily with a Shwetaabh rosary. This shall double the effect of the ritual. After Sadhana place the Yantra in your worship place at home. Without doubt there shall be amazing experiences and one definitely has Darshan of Gurudev if one is fully devoted. But take care not to reveal your experiences to one and sundry.