Happy Guru Nanak Day birthday to all my friends
Moon of Kalratri (dark night) Guru Nanak Dev
Friends, on the occasion of this year’s Guru Nanak Day, I got a chance to go to my Sikh brother cum neighbor’s home place for Prabhat-Feri Katha or morning spiritual touring story. As invited with great love and respect, therefore, with the inspiration of Kundalini, my eyes were opened before four o’clock in the morning. As soon as I got ready and reached the spiritual story session with my wife, so did the Granth Sahib arrived from Gurdwara Sahib. It was as if I had received a special invitation to serve. It was a very emotional and exciting scene. Shabd Kirtan was held from 4.30 am to 5.30 am with melodious music. I liked it. This time was in the middle of the time of Brahmamuhurta, which lasts from about 4 am to 6 pm. It was as if we were doing kirtan all night. This is because of the high spiritual energy of the Brahmamuhurta. That is why this time has been fixed above all for spiritual practice. In Brahmamuhurta, spiritual practice brings Kundalini closer to the zenith. I felt the same way. Light refreshments were also served at the end of Katha-Kirtan. Man learns something every moment. Sikh itself means learning. This proves that this religion is cutting-edge and scientific as well, because nowadays it is the era of learning. Similarly, there is a great importance of service in this religion. Today’s era of consumerism, commercialism and competition is the era of public service. Self-protection is at the core of this religion. This sentiment is also very relevant nowadays, because lies, deceit, and tyranny prevail everywhere. I had heard a lot about Brahmamuhurta, but had not experienced it well myself. The reason people don’t know about its power is because they don’t do spiritual practice in a proper way. Power does not have intelligence. Wisdom is possessed by the soul or Vivek or part of soul differentiating bad from good. If there is guidance of wisdom-intellect to power, then only it does self-welfare, otherwise destruction is also possible through it. For example, Pakistan can be viewed. According to sources, the Pakistani army kills innocent and unarmed people. Many times, this country seems less as a country, and more like a propaganda machine. If the monkey gets a razor, then the result can be anything. Power is a push. If there is already garbage in the mind, then energy will push it, which will spread it further. By this a person will refrain from even waking up in Brahmamuhurta. If there is Kundalini in the mind, then only Kundalini will get the push for development. I have been related to a Hindu family since birth. My grandfather was an eminent Hindu priest. I had worked with him as a disciple for many years. It seems that he had unknowingly become my guru. I found Hinduism and Sikhism to be the same. In both, Dharmadhwaj or religion flag, Granth and Guru are worshiped or respected equally. Actually, all religions are same from inside, some people differentiate these from outside. According to Tantra, Kundalini is the Guru, and the Guru is the Kundalini. Yes, since Sikhism is associated with spiritual warriors, it is natural to have a little more briefness, practicality and fanaticism than traditional Hinduism. But that too is negligible in front of certain religions. Although Sikhism is built on the defensive side, not the aggressive side. If there has ever been an offensive mode, then it has happened only for the defense of itself and Hinduism, otherwise not. I am not taking side of any particular religion here. We respect all religions. I am just clarifying the human truth. With thoughtful analysis and writing, the truth becomes more clear. Some bigotry is there in all religions. Some positive fanaticism is also necessary for religion, but it is much better if it remains within the realm of humanity and socialism, for which Sikhism is often known and accepted. In the Middle Ages, when the Indian subcontinent was in darkness due to jihadi invaders, Guru Nanak Dev emerged like a full moon by the inspiration of God, which transformed the dreadful darkness into pleasant moonlight.
Lord Shiva shines like a full moon in the middle of a night full of ghosts
In a religious ceremony, along with the luminous God, his shadow may also appear dark. Because light and darkness coexist. Darkness should be respected as the ghost of Shiva, because it came with Shiva. There is night with the moon. Don’t be afraid of him. This creates a powerful Advaita, which helps in awakening the Kundalini. Actually these ghosts are responsible for religious animosity, not Shiva. You must have also seen or heard that after becoming very religious, a person became strange. Sometimes a man does wrong things too. I have a relative. He used to have frequent religious discussions with a friend from his village. Seeing them both gathered, the women of the village started talking to each other while making fun of them saying “look, friends, now the discourse of Shrimad Bhagwat Purana is about to begin”. After some time that friend of my relative suddenly committed suicide, which surprised everyone, as he did not show any signs of depression. Too much is forbidden everywhere. Maybe superficial religiosity acted as a veil, covering up his depression. That imperfect righteousness caused a fake smile on his face. Maybe if he didn’t wear the cloak of unfulfilled spirituality, people would have known the problem responsible for his inner depression, and would have made him aware of it and suggested a solution. Therefore, he would not have taken a fatal step. That’s why it has been said that little knowledge is a dangerous thing. On the contrary, if he had embraced spirituality to the fullest, his depression would have vanished, along with he would have attained Kundalini awakening. The zenith and perfection of righteousness or spirituality lies in Tantric Kundalini Yoga only. Tantric Kundalini Yoga is just a name or symbol or method of a psychological fact. There may be other names, symbols or methods to bring this spiritual and psychological principle to the ground. Why only Hindu, there can be other religions also. It is so, but we do not understand it, do not recognize it. When all religions and life practices would be studied seriously and scientifically, then only the complete picture will be known. Therefore, till the time it is not known, Kundalini Yoga of Hinduism should work. We need pure water to drink, wherever it comes from, or whatever its name is. Tantra had found some solution for this lack of spirituality. It accepted Bhuta Bali as a part of Panchamakara. It is to be noted that there are Panchakakara in Sikhism. These are the five things whose names begin with the letter K, and which a Sikh must carry with him at all times. These are the five thingsKesh or hair, kada or wrist ring, kangha or comb, kachchha or briefs and kataar or dagger. From this it seems that the leftist system was dominated at that time, due to which Panchakakaras came in existence as partial copy of tantric Panchamakaras. Bhutbali, means sacrifice for the ghost. By this the ghosts are satisfied and calm down. Once I got a chance to live in the high Himalayan regions for some time. There, when the deity is called from house to house, animal sacrifices are also offered to him. When asked, the local people told that the sacrifice is not for the deity, but for the attendants of the deity like ministerial staff etc. who came with him. The diet of the deity is sattvik. So those attendants were in a way only Shivaganas or ghosts, and the deities became Shiva. Even today, on the same lines, many smart people get a lot of work done by pleasing the clerical staff of the office, the officers just keep looking. In fact, sacrifices are a storehouse of energy. It also has tamoguna or darkness in it. Due to the entry of energy and tamo guna into the body, the excess satoguna becomes balanced, and a non-duality prevails in the mind. Balance is essential. Although this balancing work gets spoiled due to excessive energy and tamo guna. The body also needs a lot of energy to hold the Advaita spirit. Due to the creation of non-dual spirit, satoguna starts increasing again. To create Satoguna with the help of Tamoguna, this is probably the only divine formula of leftist Shaivas and Tantriks. The Muladhara chakra symbolizes the Tama guna, and the Sahasrara chakra symbolizes the Satoguna. First, the Kundalini is allowed to come to the base through the Tama guna. Then it is raised directly to Sahasrara by Tantric Kundalini Yoga. From that, satoguna increases immediately, though with balance or non-duality. One of the countless benefits of keeping Kundalini in mind with Kundalini Yoga is the benefit of balance of gunas or qualities. Because Kundalini keeps the balance of all the three gunas by moving like a bead of a rosary throughout the body. The whole game is about energy or power. That’s why it is said that Shiva is attained only through Shakti. By the way, there are many other sattvik methods of achieving energy and quality-balance or non-duality, which are described in the countless scriptures. One such modern book is “Sharir Vigyan Darshan~A Modern Kundalini Tantra”. Ghosts become strong and trouble when Shiva is not meditated or worshiped properly. When Advaita Bhava is attached to it, then they calm down and disappear. In fact, they do not disappear but get absorbed in the luminous Shiva. They are false like a shadow. They don’t have real existence. They are illusionary. This means that ghosts teach non-dualism. That’s why they are followers of Shiva, because they want to make everyone non-dual like their lord Shiva. They do not like anything except their lord Shiva. In Shiv Purana, this metaphor has been presented with great amusement through stories. These ghosts are called Wrathful deity in Buddhism, who disturb the seeker during the course of meditation. They are depicted as scary figures.