Friends, I was talking about sacraments or sanskara in the previous post. The more a person delivers the message of good promise or good deed or good conduct to people, the stronger his sanskar becomes on the mind. For this sanskar building, people write blogs, write articles, promote, organize paid or free camps, organize small and big functions, etc. The more crowd he gets, the more successful he is considered. These activities sometimes cost a lot, sometimes they are done cheaply. Many times it would have been done free of cost by the grace of elders and guru people. In this case, I narrate the incident that happened to me related to awakening. In college time, I got a chance to write an article in a magazine by the grace of the teachers. I wrote two or three articles and gave it away, which fortunately got printed on one page. Those articles were related to general physiological philosophy, humanity, religion, love, patriotism, karma yoga, tantra and poetry. I got a new identity from that. It instilled such a deep impression on my mind that I became very active and started making quadruple progress day and night. I feel that after many years of material development, when that seed of sanskar became a tree full of seeds, only then I got a second glimpse of awakening, due to which the creation of the philosophy of body science was completed in the form of a book, many others too. Many books were written, and Kundalini blog writing was also successful to a great extent. Meaning that first I have lived a lot of books in my practical life, later I have brought that life in the form of books and blogs. Not that I was born, and sat down to write. It is an imitation. Real writing is that in which one sees his life coming down on paper. At that time my sexual hormone levels were very high, as is the case with everyone at that age. But I feel that it was too much in me and spiritually special because of the first glimpse of awakening and activated Kundalini thereby. Perhaps this is the reason why the good sanskar has become so firmly established, which seemed desperate to be associated with me throughout my life. I also feel that after the first glimpse of awakening, my old conflict-like childhood had suddenly collapsed in my mind. It cleared my mind like a child, like a new blackboard without writing. Like a child, my transformation was going on, due to which my mind became very receptive like him. That’s why that auspicious ritual created such a positive and everlasting activity in my mind that it later showed me another glimpse of awakening. That is why it is said that children should be given good values. This makes it clear why a cultured teacher who instills good values in children has been given so much importance in the society. First of all, the first teacher is the mother. The effect of the sacraments given by her is the most stable in mind. That is why it is said, ‘ramante tatra devatah, narayasyatra pujyante, means gods live there, where women are revered. Shivaji Maharaj had started receiving rituals from mother Jijabai right from birth (say that from the womb itself), due to which he could protect Sanatan Dharma from the invading Mughals. The effect of samskaras remains on the mind for many births. I had heard and read a thing long ago. An 80 year old woman from Russia started school. When asked how that study would be useful to her, she replied that it would be useful in her next life. Means she was studying for the next birth. She may not have said this by study, but on the basis of her experience and inference etc., because I feel the theoretical dominance of reincarnation is there in Hindu religion only. A healthy society is built from a healthy mind. Healthy mind is made of healthy habits. Healthy habits are formed by a healthy education system. There is a proverb in Hindi, the mouth of a thorn is sharp from the beginning. This means that the personality of any person is known in his childhood itself. That’s why this proverb also shows the importance of rituals.
The above example also implies that it is not necessary that one should rely only on large and expensive ceremonies for the formation of samskaras. However, there remain the best practices in the society with these. The Sanskrit mantras that are uttered every morning also form the sacraments. The power of those mantras is that they create sanskars by having a deep effect on the subconscious mind. Kundalini power is also derived from Sanskrit mantras because while singing them, the breath becomes long, deep, slow and regular. They are in sync with the breath. Some part of the mantra is sung with a long deep breath going in, and some part with a long deep breath going out. In most of the cases, it is sung only with the exhaled breath. Only the attention is paid to the deep breath going in. By concentrating on the breath, more Kundalini-Advaita benefits are obtained. This makes the ritual stronger. Detached meditation on breath and mantra-words would lead to the emergence of non-duality and witnessing. Speaking Chalisa etc. also provide benefits from this psychological principle. By the way, everyone gets some benefit by singing a song. This is the spiritual psychology of singing. When I used to go to my maternal grandmother’s house in my childhood, my maternal grandfather used to call me and my two almost age maternal uncles again and again and reminded me of many such early morning mantras, which I still remember. Vedic Sanskrit creating a universal generosity that depicts real secularism, I will tell you that in this mantra. Saha navavatu sah nau bhunaktou sah viryam karavavahai, Tejasvinavadhitamstu ma vidvishavahai. It means protect us together, means we all protect each other, we all eat together means no one goes hungry or everyone gets employment, we all use force together means we all help each other. The knowledge acquired by us should be full of light of practicality, that means not just bookish, we should not hate each other. This is a very powerful mantra, and if not more then at least it must be recited every morning. When spoken by singing, it sounds more attractive and effective. In this the word ‘Ma’ is particularly influential. Although its meaning is ‘no’, but it also creates the effect of maan i.e. mother on the mind. Due to this the mind becomes naive and receptive like a child. Therefore, while singing, the word Ma should be given elongation and gravity. The famous Indian slogan, ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ is also this mantra in simple words. There is no doubt that this is an attempt to inculcate good values in the people of the country, which will surely bear fruit in time. Amazing psychology is hidden in Sanskrit mantras. If these are studied deeply, many mystical powers can be found. Being a Vedic mantra, its Sanskrit grammar and meaning is not very clear. Vedic mantras are like this. There is suspense in them. This is so that, of course, it is not understood in the gross, but with its special pronunciation and word formation, it leaves a deep subtle impression on the mind, which is far more powerful than the gross understanding. There is a lot of power in suspense too. Due to this man makes the horse of thoughts run fast, and can easily achieve many destinations. That’s why movies full of suspense are very popular. The above mentioned articles written by me were also full of suspense, that is why many people got so much power from them as I believe. I got it, but I think there are many others too who read it. Those were having double meaning. Two meanings emerged from them, both material and spiritual, civilized and uncivilized, religious and irreligious, sarcastic and serious, critical and analytical. Sometimes vulgarity was seen in them and sometimes tantric psychology. Such was the tinge of the philosophy of physiology with them that all of these contradictory expressions were also visible in them, and together nothing was visible. Everything seemed like a silent sky. That’s why they appeared to me liked by all kinds of people. Also, there was some virtual thrill in them. I feel that the stories of Puranas are very effective because they are full of suspense and thrill. Why did the movie Bahubali become so popular? There was suspense in it from the beginning, which ended at the end of the second part of the film. Thrill was also very much in it and of a virtual or mythological kind. Similarly, there is another mantra, ‘Karagre vasate lakshmi—-‘ etc. It appears pauranik mantra so having clear grammar. Opposed to it, Vedic mantras are like speaking in tongue, that’s why very powerful. It is said after waking up in the morning and looking at the palm. This reminds physiological philosophy, because it creates the experience of the whole universe in the hand, that is, in the body. Many people blame others for their rude conduct. But in reality the fault lies in the lack of good values in them. It is a different matter that the whole society is responsible to some extent for the lack of good values. For not inculcating good values, sometimes the blame is placed on the parents, sometimes on the teachers and sometimes on the family members, friends, relatives etc. and other close acquaintances. However, man himself is also responsible for his sanskars. It is the sanskars of a man’s past lives that decide what kind of sanskars he will receive. That’s why you must have seen that sometimes a person born in a very bad family also becomes a great Mahatma. Actually he does not get attracted towards bad sanskars in his present life because of good sanskars of previous birth, but he runs towards good sanskars, even if they are outside the family. similarly, a man in a well behaved family can go corrupt. There is a lot of meaning in this small saying, ‘Where there are the seeds of acacia sown, how from there one gets mangoes’.
Importance of Sanskars for Kundalini
Material achievements can be achieved even in a short period of time. But it takes a very long time to attain Kundalini. In most of the cases, even a whole life falls short and it takes many births. Who knows the address of the next birth, where to go, how to go. Therefore, efforts should be made that Kundalini be attained in this one human life. This can be possible only through rituals. If one starts giving him Kundalini rites from birth itself, and this process is continued throughout the life, then only this seems possible to happen. This also happened in the ancient Indian Hindu tradition. This is not a false boast. There used to be a temple at every step. Spiritual festivals and fairs used to take place. Spirituality was associated with every activity. People had faith in astrology. Vedic rituals dominated all around. Varnashrama Dharma ie. scientific division of society existed in its best form. Sixteen sacraments were performed for each person. All this was for Kundalini only. All this is Kundalini science, spiritual psychology. When elders used to impart sanskars, then the impression of their personality became deep on the mind of the children. With this, the child grew up to live two lives together, both his own and that of his ancestor. For example, suppose a person gives Kundalini rites to his grandson. By this a good feeling should be created in the grandson’s mind towards his grandfather. Due to this unknowingly, the grandson starts getting the benefit of the life experiences of the grandfather. Meaning that the grandfather is living second life as a grandson without dying, that is, the age of the grandfather has doubled, and the grandson gets twice the age of the grandfather along with his age. With this, the age of the grandson will be considered as three times, that is, 300 years. Now understand that the grandson has done Kundalini yoga continuously for 300 years. With so much time of meditation, it is very possible that he may get Kundalini awakening. The grandson’s real life is only one hundred years old, but he is getting the benefit of three hundred years due to the rituals. This is the reason why confusion arises in the matter of time counting as described in Hindu scriptures. Somebody’s age is said to be 300, some 500 or some thousands of years. Similarly, some do penance for hundreds of years and some for thousands of years. Actually it is not the actual age or time, but it is the benefit of such age or time being received due to the rituals. In the above example, similarly the grandfather lives two ages together, one for himself and one for his grandson. Even if he dies of old age, he still gets the benefit of both the ages of the previous birth in the next life, because of the sanskars. Sharing life with each other is possible only through sacraments or good company. In Hindu spirituality, the Guru tradition is also meant to increase the sanskaras. If one’s guru tradition is going on from 10 gurus, then the sacramental age of the present guru will be considered as 1000 years. Meaning he will get the benefit of 1000 years long Kundalini Yogasadhana automatically. This will happen because every guru has been giving his whole life to his disciple i.e. future guru in the form of sacraments, so that the sanskars keep on increasing. Similarly, if one’s lineage has been going on for 10 generations, then the sacramental age of the person of his present generation will be considered as 1000 years. The more emotional and loving relationship there is with each other, the more will be the benefit of the sacraments. If a family has been living a spiritual way of life continuously for ten generations, then the member of its present tenth generation will be understood to have been living a spiritual way of life continuously for a thousand years, without dying. This means that the more ancient the way of life or tradition, the more is the force of the sacraments in it. In this sense, the Hindu or Vedic tradition is the most powerful, because it is the oldest. If I am decoding Shiva purana then it may mean that I’m getting the sanskara of its author sage little or more through lineage. Sanskars are hidden in the tradition, so we should not allow the tradition to become extinct. Even if it is to be molded according to the age, then its original form should not be tampered with. The famous Chinese philosopher Confucius says that bring newness in such a way that oldness also survives. A man cut by tradition becomes directionless like a kite cut from a string. However, today we find all ancient traditions strange like the above Vedic tradition or way of life. This is because today they have become distorted, not in their original form. Today it has become a pretense or a sham. Today they do not have power. Today we have become very idealistic, due to which we have forgotten our original culture. It is as if the story goes in the Shiva Purana that Lord Vishnu created Buddhist-Jain type monks with shaved heads in order to misguide the Tripurasars named godly demons. They started preaching their illusory religion by preaching pseudo non-violence etc., things against Shivling, Vedas, Yagyas and animal sacrifices given in them. Due to this, the women became sluts. Due to which everyone became powerless. Those monks used to tie a cloth like mask on the mouth, and walked very slowly, so that no ant etc. creature could be harmed. By leaving Shivling worship, everyone turned away from the tantra. Knowing them to be powerless, the gods, knowing a good chance, got those Tripurasars killed by Shiva. Then those Mundi or shaved people went to Lord Narayan and said that your work is done, now you tell where we should go. Narayan instructed them to go to the desert and said that in Kali Yuga or black age, come out and spread in the world. In today’s Kali Yuga, this seems to be true. I will reveal this story in the next post.
The above points prove that Kundalini without sacraments is rare. There is no need to associate the word auspiciousness with sanskars, because it itself means auspicious sanskars. Special words can be added to describe special rites, such as physical rites, rites of cleanliness, etc. Since Kundalini is got through spiritual rites, therefore, in this Kundalini-related website, the meaning of sanskar will be understood as spiritual rites, which is a type of auspicious rites. Bad or inauspicious has to be associated with word ‘bad’. It can be understood that Kundalini Yoga or other spiritual activities cannot be done easily by the child, but the sanskar can be instilled in him. No one will even know when this seed of sanskar will become a great tree in due course of time. Sanskar is formed by company or good company. Company itself means good company. That is why good company has great glory in spirituality. With the slightest company, countless people, even other living beings, have crossed the ocean of the universe. The scriptures are full of such examples. For example, a crow used to eat prasad or food offering offered at the temple. Due to the influence of company or sanskar, he became a monk in the next birth and became liberated. Any living being or man became spiritually liberated by staying in the company of a monk’s hut, etc. In Vrindavan garden of Lord Krishna, even the flowers and plants got salvation through the company of Lord Krishna. All this is a miracle of sanskar or company. Everything happens itself without doing anything. Like the sacrament, the meaning of company is also understood here to be auspicious or spiritual company. Basically there is no difference between good company and sanskar.