Dispensed as an act of self-willed benediction by the accomplished and mature guru, ‘Deeksha’ implies the implanting of the vibrant and edifying seed – ‘mantra’ in the inmost recesses of the Sadhak’s being. This process also covers explaining the Sadhaks the significance and methodology of ‘DHAYANA’ and ‘JAAP’.
Known as a purely mystical phenomenon, ‘Naam Deeksha’ in our Satsang is characterized as a uniquely vibrant and subtle spiritual activity which blossoms and fructifies overtime. Worship is carried along inner wavelengths which are also in consonance with the traditions of the ‘Sant Parampra’.
As the temple gets sanctified with the installation of the idol, the human sanctum – the heart is deified with the conferment of ‘Ram Naam’. Just as the newly sown seed when properly nurtured surely blooms, likewise the ‘maha-mantra’ of ‘Ram Naam’ embedded in the heart under the benign benediction of a proper Guru is also destined to flourish and spread its glory.
It is a fact that observance, not the floating, of the prescribed order and discipline results in the actualization of any physical activity, similarly, worship of the supreme Godhead must also conform to the severity of the prescribed instructions. As such, one should embark upon the spiritual path only after proper initiation by an accomplished Guru.
Repeating the Holy Name is the key to God. It leads to fulfillment and miraculous power.
According to Swamiji, every Sadhak should repeat the Holy Name at least 10,000 times a day. Sadhak should gradually increase it.
One can repeat the Holy Name while sitting, standing, walking, doing domestic chores. Let heart repeat the Name and hands remain busy in daily duties.
Swadhyaya stands for reading by oneself. Swamiji used to encourage the reading of scriptures. Scriptures empower you, make you self-dependent, independent and you have a tryst with God. During the last moments of Swamiji’s life, the devotees asked for a parting message. He said, “My message lies in my books. I shall continue to live through my books which were written under Divine inspiration and guidance-everything descended from God. I was merely a medium.” Swamiji lives in his books.
His outstanding works are as under:
|Srimad Bhagwad Gita|
|Prarthana Aur Uska Prabhav|
|Upasak Ka Antrik Jeevan|
|Bhakti Aur Bhakt Ke Lakshan|
|Sthit- Pragya Ke Lakshan|
|Bhajan Evam Dhvani Sangrah|
Sewa or voluntary service for a noble cause is rated very high on the spiritual scale. If anything is done voluntarily, silently, humbly and motivelessly for the good of others, it is known as ‘Sewa’ or service. Sewa is offered without any hope of prize, praise or reward or recognition. It is done with a strong commitment and total dedication in a spirit of self-satisfaction and spiritual solace. Swamiji opines, “Only that life is good which carries or bears the fruit of Sewa.”
“Attending Sadhna Satsang is a matter of discipline and self-regulation. When you come here to be a part of the Satsang , you must make it your objective to overcome and overpower all the shortcomings of the mind – anger, criticism, jealousy etc.
You should attend the Satsang with a conscious conviction that your life hereafter must change for good .”