Guru Pooja is an ancient sanskrit invocation, which invites the ascended and enlightened masters to enter your space. The way the mantra is stated , there is no choice but for these divine energies to answer the call of Guru Pooja. As you give yourself to the process of this invocation, your energy aligns with the divine and as a result your vibration raises in wonderful ways.
Practicing Guru Pooja on a regular basis will bring a different quality to your life. It awakens your inner divinity, allowing you to access peaceful and blissful feelings throughout your day. It is a powerful tool used by many yoga practitioners and we would like to offer to you this opportunity to bring it into your daily life.
A sanskrit chant with 36 verses. Within this mantra there are 16 ways In which we invoke the divine through powerful ceremony and ritual. It is a way to make yourself like an offering to the divine while you receive the blessings that this invocation brings. It is a way to consecrate sacred space in your environment , your home and around your sacred altar.
(Mother Divine) is present in both and . Otherwise, Ravana (the demon king of Lanka) would not have had the power to stand up against Lord Rama. He was strong and powerful, which is why he could gather might to stand against Lord Rama.
In the same way, if the demon did not have any power, he would not have been able to face Goddess Durga. Is it not so?
A war always takes place between opponents of equal power and skill. A 50-year old man would not wrestle or fight a five year old child.
When the (referring to the event of the churning of , the great ocean by the demigods and the demons) took place, there were the (demigods) on one side, and the (demons) on the other side. It is because they were both equal to each other in power that they could churn the ocean using the great serpent . If the power of the had been greater than that of the , then they would have simply pulled the to their side. And if the had been mightier, then the would have gotten pulled to their side. But that is not so. They are both equal in strength, which is why sometimes the win, and sometimes it is the Asuras win.
Sometimes triumphs, and sometimes triumphs. It depends on who wins. When wins over , we say that it is (the Golden Age; the epoch of time characterized by goodness and prevalence of morality).
When triumphs, we say that it is (the Dark Age; the epoch of time characterized by immorality and downfall of human values).
Who wins in the end of this conflict is decided by (time).
When the (wisdom and righteousness) is more, then surely wins over . When there is predominance of (activity and passion) and (negativity and inertia), then wins in the end.
A conflict implies a battle between two equals. Now, the (referring to the Mother Divine as the primordial energy that creates and sustains all of creation) transcends this conflict and is much higher than it. What is ? It is One without duality or conflict. .
When the mind is free of cravings, aversions and distortions, then it settles and becomes sharper. That is when intuition develops. But if your mind is constantly stuck in desires about something or another, then it does not happen. When your mind settles and becomes still, then these abilities develop in you.
Just today I remembered that towards the end of August 2011, I had said that Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal will not stay together (in the fight against corruption in India), and they will soon part ways.
In those days when the anti-corruption movement had just begun, no one had even imagined that they would ever part ways. But I felt that they would not stick together for too long.
The Guru (Anna Hazare) and the disciple (Arvind Kejriwal) soon parted ways. Whoever heard me did not believe even for one moment that it could be true. There seemed no possibility of it coming true at all. And just look at the state of affairs today.
One is heading North and the other is headed down South of India.
So, . Everyone has experienced this at some time or another in their life. When you do not desire anything and repose within your Self, then this power simply dawns within you.
Now not desiring anything does not mean you should not wish for everyone’s well-being. No, this you can surely wish and pray for. You should wish and pray for the progress and well-being of everyone around you. This deep desire is equal to having no desire at all.
is to wake up and see that all this does not exist.
There is only One, and everything works through that. See that even thoughts are nothing, everything is just vibrations.
Sankhya Yoga means the soul is eternal. Knowing that there is an element in me, which does not perish, diminish, or age.
Relax knowing that . Just knowing this, and relaxing within the Self is called .