Explain to me a bit about
the spiritual tradition of gurus and disciples - 5
From: "jagbir singh" <email@example.com>
Date: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:43 am
Subject: Re: Explain to me a bit about the spiritual
tradition of gurus and disciples - 5
—- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "jagbir singh"
> Dear All,
> i received an email that read:
> "Dear Jagbir,
> Please could you explain to me a bit about the spiritual
> of gurus and disciples; and how this all works in SY? Do
> people need gurus for teaching and help; from my own
> think that they probably do? What I mean is, people really
> teacher for guidance along the path, someone very advanced
> experienced to tell and ask about specific problems and
> situations and difficulties, a yoga master. Especially
> the Western cultures and from restrictive religious
> need help understanding the Eastern concepts of
> need personal guidance at times."
In conclusion I have to add that Shri Mataji is far more
Sadguru. She is Shaksat the incarnation of the Adi Shakti.
indeed the long promised Messiah, the Avatar promised by all
scriptures to deliver the Divine Message of God Almighty,
for all humanity.
"The Meaning of Avatar:
The term 'VATAR' means one who was descended, but descended
where and to what? It means descended from Godliness to
Avatar means those who descended to Earth from the Spiritual
for the establishment of Dharma, preservation of the human
promulgation of Sastra. Avatar means the person who
descends, as a
fully or partially empowered incarnation of Divine Mother
Adhiparasakthi, from the spiritual realm for a particular
An Avatar is also called a Savior, that is a person who
rescues mankind from the danger of deterioration. When a
appears on this Earth all are saved through his grace.
Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails; whenever
unrighteousness or Adharma and whenever there is catastrophe
unrest in the world; the Divine Mother manifests Herself.
Adhiparasakthi comes down to this earth, or physical plane,
establish virtue and Dharma and to destroy the evil and save
good. When She comes down to the physical plane She takes
and is called an Avatar or Incarnation.
An Avatar is also called a Messenger of Divine Mother
Avatar transmits pure unselfish Divine Love from the Divine
to man and gives a taste of the unadulterated nectar of
bliss to the arid souls scorched by the fire of worldliness.
pervading Mother Adhiparasakthi who is Truth, Consciousness
Bliss, by Her special grace manifests Herself as a common
during the Avatar period. During this period the Divine
assumes a human form and manifests Herself to set an example
Divine Life before us in this world. It is Her peculiarity
in spite of being boundless, becomes very small.
The Avatar or Incarnation of Adhiparasakthi descends from
Spiritual world for material manifestation. The particular
personality of Divine Mother who descends is called an
or Avatar. Such incarnations are situated in the Spiritual
When they descend to the material creation they assume a
The Avatar assumes various names and forms such as Rama,
Christ, etc at various places in various times, but all are
Adhiparasakthi. All the Avatars that have come to this world
and the same Adhiparasakthi. The Supreme personality of
Adhiparasakthi takes various incarnations and many
as well, but she is the original personality of Godhead
Adhiparasakthi and She incarnates personally also.
Adhiparasakthi, although one without a second, manifests
innumerable forms. All these multifarious forms are
the pure unalloyed devotees, but not by a simple study of
Devotees are constant companions of Divine Mother and
Divine Mother incarnates, the associate devotees also
order to serve the Divine Mother in different capacities.
Mother works through them and propagates the religion. The
devotees spend their lifetimes assisting the Avatar and work
welfare of the Jivas. However, there is a difference between
Divine Mother and the Devotees. Therefore, a living entity,
great he may be in the material estimation, can never equal
Supreme Mother. Anyone who is a constant companion of the
Mother is certainly a liberated person but he cannot be
equal to the
The Divine Mother is infallible, in that she never forgets
even though she is in material contact. Therefore, the
and the living entity can never be equal in all respects,
the living entity is a liberated soul. As such, when the
comes, with him are born liberated persons as helpers in his
play. However, only Avatars have the power to displace the
of a million souls and give them salvation in one lifetime.
known as grace.
A devotee of the Divine Mother sometimes forgets the nature
Divine Mother, but by divine grace, a devotee can at once
the infallible condition of the Divine Mother. However, a
devotee cannot understand this transcendental nature.
It may also be noted here that a living entity forgets
due to his change of body, but the Divine Mother remembers
she does not change Her Sat-Chit-Ananda body. She is advaita,
means that there is no distinction between Her body and
Everything in relation to Her is spirit, whereas the
soul is different from his material body. Because the Divine
Mother's body and self are identical, Her position is always
different from that of the ordinary living entity, even when
descends to the material world.
How to know an Avatar:
Truth and love absolute are the essence of the divine. In an
we find the expression and exposition of the Love of God.
certain that God is incarnate in a man in whom the Love of
surging, overflowing and all absorbing (this maddening
life). Such teachers of spiritual truth are always the
flowers of human life and they are the ocean of mercy
One can attain realization of God through worship of the
Divine Mother reveals Herself to Her devotees in a variety
She assumes the very form that the devotee has chosen for
worship. If you worship Her as Adhiparasakthi, she will come
as Adhiparasakthi. If you worship Her as Christ, she will
you as Christ. If you worship Her as Allah, she will come to
Allah. If you worship Her as Krishna or Buddha, she will
come to you
as Krishna or Buddha.
All are aspects of one Adhiparasakthi. Under whatever name
it is Adhiparasakthi who is adored. Worship goes to She who
within. It is ignorance to think that one form is superior
another. All forms are one and the same. All are adoring the
Divine Mother. The differences are only due to differences
and due to the differences in the worshiper, but not in the
of adoration. The real Adhiparasakthi or Allah or Jesus or
is in your own heart. She lives there forever. She is your
Indweller. She is your partner always. There is no friend
Indweller (Antharayamin). Resort to Her. Take Refuge in Her.
Her and be free.
Some people want to have contact with Avatars without being
with proper qualifications. Even if an Avatar appears before
you will not be able to find him out. You don't have the
eyes to see
him as such. You will take him for an ordinary man only...
If you are endowed with the four means of salvation; if you
Vairagya; if you possess forgiveness and patience; if you
devotion, you can contact and realize the Avatars and sages
this second. If you can serve humanity; if you can obey; if
be generous; if you can have endless devotion to the Divine
then you will have self-realization this very second and you
contact Avatars, Adepts and Incarnations this very second.
deserve and then desire.
Aim of Manifestation:
Adhiparasakthi, The Supreme Brahman, manifests Herself in
protect the good because they destroy unrighteousness and
righteousness. The good are those who are naturally inclined
the good of others, who remember and chant the name, form,
and glories of Adhiparasakthi, the Divine Mother and
among people while depending on Her. He whose only aim is
realization of God is good while those who hanker after
pleasures and property are not good.
Those who because of so many desires remain absorbed in
as falsehood, fraud, deception, dishonesty, etc; who exploit
virtuous; who remain engaged in doing evil to others; who
what ought to be done and what ought not to be done; who
condemn God and the Scriptures; such persons of demonic
been called wicked. The wicked propagate unrighteousness and
righteousness so the Divine Mother Adhiparasakthi manifests
for the destruction of such wicked people.
The Avatar comes to this world with a particular mission
the main objective of the Avatar called Avatara Nokkam. The
preaches many things and waits for the time to fulfill the
objective. In the meantime other things required for the
of the main objective are completed. Such things as the
various cadre of people to perform and complete the main
are done step by step without overruling the Theory of Karma
as possible. During this period some of the minor objectives
also carried out and completed. As soon as the main
completed the Avatar goes back to the kingdom of God that is
Sukshma world, in the predetermined way.
Cause and Occasion of Her Manifestation:.
Whenever and wherever there is decline in religious practice
predominant rise of irreligion, Adhiparasakthi descends
When there is decline of righteousness and a rise of
unrighteousness, She manifests Herself for the destruction
wicked and the establishment of true righteousness. Thus, if
necessary, She manifests Herself in different forms at this
However, she manifests herself only as and when there is
There is a decline of righteousness from the Satya Yuga, or
Age, to Treta Age, Dvapara Age and Kali Age respectively. In
Satya Age, Dharma, or righteousness, flourishes. In Treta
decline begins and becomes rapid in Dvapara Age. In Kali
most evil of the ages, unrighteousness or Adharma prevails.
age the Godhead, the Divine Mother, manifests Herself for
establishment of righteousness.
There is descent of Divine Mother for the ascent of Man. As
Avatar, She puts on a fleshly body out of Her own free will
upliftment of mankind. She is quite independent and has
control over Maya. Meanwhile, Jiva, men, are slaves of
Maya, so long as they have no self-realization. She is
free to act in many ways at Her will and has no obligation
to such rules and regulations. Therefore, She appears by Her
will whenever there is irreligiousity and a disappearance of
religion. It is a recognized fact that from time to time
and incarnations of the Almighty Adhiparasakthi are born on
shed the light of righteousness and dispel the darkness of
Dharma is the base on which the edifice of life is built and
Divine Mother takes it as Her special mission to see that it
not decay. Whenever Dharma is assailed, She incarnates to
example to the world and remove the hurdles in the path of
righteousness. Whenever there is a setback in Dharma it
primary concern of the Divine Mother to re-infuse and
vigor into Dharma.
In assuming birth, Divine Mother does not abrogate Her
nature of being the birth less and deathless Mother of all
existence. Her fundamental infinitude of perfections
diminution the process of incarnation. The form She assumes,
body in which She incarnates, is a particular configuration
own radiant and transcendental form, untouched by Rajas
Tamas. It is
material in so far as it transcends to the taints of
matter. In time of crisis, for the moral regeneration of the
the grounds for Divine incarnation are not the necessity of
but free resolve transcending it.
The re-establishment of Dharma is accomplished in two ways.
the righteous ones on earth who are languishing for want of
communion with Divine Mother, the object of their loving
are granted the vision they long for, by Divine Mother in
incarnate form. They are thus rescued from their spiritual
affliction and sustained by the life-giving grace of Divine
Communion. Secondly, those who are evil and antagonistic to
of the Divine, are released through apparent destruction to
new embodiment favorable to their turning Divine. The
righteousness is love of God, which is fostered by the self-
revelation of God through the Avatar.
What is Unrighteousness?
When the righteous, innocent, weak, pious and spiritual
exploited by the unrighteous, cruel, strong, wicked and
people and when moral values are lost and morality prevails:
state is the state of decline of righteousness and the rise
unrighteousness. When there is a decline of righteousness
and a rise
of unrighteousness, by God's order, saints come to the earth
true strivers are revealed. They both work to reestablish
righteousness. Sometimes liberated souls, who have realized
come to earth as representatives of God to help the people
salvation. Where there are such strivers and saints, there
neither so much decline of righteousness, nor so much rise
unrighteousness, as in other places where there are neither
nor saints. When people don't follow the teachings of
saints, but start to kill them, leaving only a few righteous
to propagate righteousness, there is a decline in
Adhiparasakthi, the Brahman, manifests Herself.
What is Irreligious?
The principles of religion are laid down in the Vedas and
discrepancy in the matter of properly executing the rules of
Vedas makes one irreligious.
Establishment of Dharma or Righteousness:
Because unrighteousness propagates due to the performance of
with a selfish motive and attachment to the unreal, the
establishment of righteousness consists of preaching and
the selfless performance of actions. The Divine Mother
Adhiparasakthi manifests Herself in order to propagate the
performance of selfless actions through Her deeds. When this
feeling is propagated, righteousness is naturally
The Divine Mother is the abode of Dharma, or righteousness,
manifests Herself in order to establish righteousness well.
righteousness never perishes. It only declines. Whenever
there is a
decline the Divine Mother reestablishes it.
To establish true Dharma and peace, She comes down as the
teacher. She shows Maya bound Jivas the true path of Mukti,
liberation, by coming down in a human body. Although She is
in human form, She is not bound by Maya. She thus embodies
in different bodies at different times but the incarnations
different. She is one. She only appears in different forms
necessity. She teaches man by appearing in a form that is
for that particular time of Avathara.
She has appeared in India many times and has taught us many
That is why India was and is the fountain of knowledge. In
whenever it was necessary, she has lifted India, upholding
Her hands of Dharma. It is for this reason that even today
downtrodden, oppressed and famine stricken India so many
souls, righteous and enterprising, are taking birth and
That is why our country has, even now, the true ideals of
Bakthi compared to those in other countries.
The Power and Capacity of an Avatar:
An Avatar as epoch maker functions as a perennial source of
and beneficence for a whole epoch. An Avatar can transmit
spirituality with a touch or even a mere wish. By his look,
touch, people are saved. The lowest and most degraded
become saints at the command of the Avatar. When an
comes, a tidal wave of spirituality breaks upon the world,
people feel spirituality almost full in the air.
His message, Gospel or Arulvakku, and power transcends age
People look upon him as an eternal source of faith, hope,
strength and inspiration. The milk of Divine love streams
to us from the Avatar. The Avatar is the meeting ground of
and impersonal, of Divine and human. He is at once
universal. The Avatar is the teacher of all teachers, the
manifestation of Divine Mother through a human form.
An Avatar is a mighty person. He removes the veil of
thousands of men and women and takes them to the land of
rest and bliss. The Avatar is one with the Supreme. An
Avatar is not
like an ordinary individual soul. The Avatar is the rays of
Mother Adhiparasakthi. When the work of the Avatar is over,
disappears from the world.
Adhiparasakthi has two manifestations. In one, She reflects
the universe and is called Nature. The second manifestation
through the great Incarnations of Adhiparasakthi that are
various Avatars such as Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Christ,
Chaitanya, Guru Nanak, Kabir, etc. These two manifestations
Adhiparasakthi are: Karana Brahman
Karana means cause. Karya means effect. Karya Brahman, also
Hiranyagarbha, is the creative aspect of Adhiparasakthi.
descend from Karya Brahman. There cannot be any descent of
directly from Karana Brahman. Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, the
Murtis, belong to the Karya Brahman aspects of
Brahma is the creative aspect; Vishnu is the preservative
and Siva is the destructive aspect. There is no polytheism
Hindu religion because polytheism means worship of more than
and this is not the case.
As per the doctrines of our ancient Rishis of yore, there
sixteen rays or sixteen digits or sixteen planes of
sixteen expanding Kalas emanating from Adhiparasakthi, the
Brahman. One ray is needed to maintain the animal kingdom.
maintain the animal kingdom and five to eight rays are
human beings. One can rise from savage to a higher spiritual
only according to the number of rays. For Avatars, nine to
rays emanate from the Supreme Mother. Avatars are classified
according to the number of rays. The different kinds of
Purna Avatar means full Avatar, in whom all sixteen rays are
present. Lord Krishna was a Purna Avatar. There are also
Avatars with partial incarnations. Sri Sankaracharya was an
Avatar. Lord Rama was a Lila Avatar with fourteen rays.
Rishis, modern philosophers, and theosophists mention seven
twelve rays and so on when they describe the stage of
development of their Gurus, Spiritual Masters and Adepts.
Whenever the Avatar requires secret details of past and
events, or any clarification, the Avatar contacts Karana
through ecstasy known as Arul Nilai. The Avatar goes into
Nirvikalpa Samathi, the highest superconscious state, and
back to the conscious state. This superconscious state is
Nilai, or Fourth State. This is the state in which the
soul rests in his own Sat-Chit-Ananda Svarupa, the highest
consciousness during Nirvikalpa Samathi. Only Jeevanmuktas
can attain this state. The glory of the state of Thuria is
ineffable. Its splendor is indescribable. This is a very
form of occult trance and the Avatars call it Yoga-Nidhrai,
or "Temple Sleep." This is a very special type of trance
Avatar who has studied this under temple conditions knows
what he is
doing and can throw himself deliberately into the trance
and when required. In this state he is under his own control
cannot be obsessed by others.
This is only an outline and there are a number of Divine
requirements and steps in attaining such a state. Please
under the surveillance of Avatars we can also attain such a
we have the basic requirements of Bakthi, Devotion, Purity
The superconscious state is attained only in absolute
samadhi and by
cessation of all bodily functions. Normally, there is no
this state. A person who goes into the superconscious state
in that state for about twenty-one days and then passes
However, a few who are destined to teach mankind return to
ordinary plane of consciousness by keeping a trace of
without which corporeal existence is impossible. The Avatars
a few desires for the betterment of the world. By taking
this and through the special divine grace of Adhiparasakthi,
come down from the superconscious state to the conscious
Incarnations are always conscious of their own divinity.
it from the moment of their birth. They assume human form
limitations for a particular period of time in order to
teach us. In
reality they are never limited. They are ever free but
appear to be
limited to the eyes of ordinary human beings.
From their very birth, the Avatars are knowers of Brahman,
Divine Mother. It should be noted that there is no
difference at all
between Brahman and the knower of Brahman, "He who knows the
becomes the Brahman" — Mundaka Upanisad. The Atman or
be known by the mind because it is itself the knower.
man's relative knowledge reaches only up to Avatars, who are
established in Atman or Brahman. The highest ideal of
that the human mind can perceive or grasp is the Avatar.
there is no relative knowledge. Such knowers of
Brahman are rarely born in the world and very few people can
identify and understand them. Attainment of knowledge of
Adhiparasakthi is the highest object of life. By deep
the Avatars, who are world teachers, that knowledge will
itself in time." (Om Shakti Spiritual Movement)
The www.adishakti.org and www.al-qiyamah.org websites are
Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God, a 2200-page book of the
revelations of the Adi Shakti in the Sahasrara. This is what
physical incarantion Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi proclaimed on
"Once this book is out all over the world, it will be known
our work. We'll not be challenged any more. But still we
have to see
for ourselves, that if we have this kind of recognition or
capabilities should be up to that."
You Must Develop Humility, Shri Adi Shakti Puja
Cabella, Italy—May 21, 1998
Yes, only by deep devotion to the Avatars, who are world
that knowledge will manifest itself in time. Her Divine
humanity will eventually triumph. She is Sakshat everything
Mahamantra proclaims, and far more:
Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Mahalakshmi Mahasaraswati Mahakali
Trigunatmika Kundalini Sakshat
Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Kalki Sakshat
Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Kalki Sakshat
Shri Sahasrara Swamini Moksha Pradayini
Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
The Eternal, Infinite, Divine Primordial Mother the Spirit
Living God Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the Sole
and Cause of all the Divine Revelations, Miracles,
Truth and Prophecies proclaimed at the www.adishakti.org and
qiyamah.org websites. Her Divine Message to humanity will
triumph through our deep and fearless devotion to the Adi
Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.