Explain to me a bit about the spiritual tradition of gurus and disciples - 5

From: "jagbir singh" <adishakti_org@yahoo.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 adishakti_sahaja_yoga@yahoogroups.com, "jagbir singh"
<adishakti_org@y...> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> i received an email that read:
>
> "Dear Jagbir,
>
> Please could you explain to me a bit about the spiritual tradition
> of gurus and disciples; and how this all works in SY? Do all
> people need gurus for teaching and help; from my own experiences I
> think that they probably do? What I mean is, people really need a
> teacher for guidance along the path, someone very advanced and
> experienced to tell and ask about specific problems and personal
> situations and difficulties, a yoga master. Especially people from
> the Western cultures and from restrictive religious backgrounds
> need help understanding the Eastern concepts of spirituality, and
> need personal guidance at times."
>

In conclusion I have to add that Shri Mataji is far more that a
Sadguru. She is Shaksat the incarnation of the Adi Shakti. She is
indeed the long promised Messiah, the Avatar promised by all holy
scriptures to deliver the Divine Message of God Almighty, His Plan
for all humanity.

"The Meaning of Avatar:

The term 'VATAR' means one who was descended, but descended from
where and to what? It means descended from Godliness to human form.
Avatar means those who descended to Earth from the Spiritual world
for the establishment of Dharma, preservation of the human race and
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 mission.
An Avatar is also called a Savior, that is a person who saves or
rescues mankind from the danger of deterioration. When a savior
appears on this Earth all are saved through his grace.

Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails; whenever there is
unrighteousness or Adharma and whenever there is catastrophe and
unrest in the world; the Divine Mother manifests Herself. That is,
Adhiparasakthi comes down to this earth, or physical plane, to
establish virtue and Dharma and to destroy the evil and save the
good. When She comes down to the physical plane She takes human form
and is called an Avatar or Incarnation.

An Avatar is also called a Messenger of Divine Mother because an
Avatar transmits pure unselfish Divine Love from the Divine Mother
to man and gives a taste of the unadulterated nectar of heavenly
bliss to the arid souls scorched by the fire of worldliness. The all-
pervading Mother Adhiparasakthi who is Truth, Consciousness and
Bliss, by Her special grace manifests Herself as a common being
during the Avatar period. During this period the Divine mother
assumes a human form and manifests Herself to set an example of
Divine Life before us in this world. It is Her peculiarity that she,
in spite of being boundless, becomes very small.

The Avatar or Incarnation of Adhiparasakthi descends from the
Spiritual world for material manifestation. The particular form of
personality of Divine Mother who descends is called an Incarnation
or Avatar. Such incarnations are situated in the Spiritual World.
When they descend to the material creation they assume a common name
Avatar.

The Avatar assumes various names and forms such as Rama, Krishna,
Christ, etc at various places in various times, but all are the same
Adhiparasakthi. All the Avatars that have come to this world are one
and the same Adhiparasakthi. The Supreme personality of Godhead,
Adhiparasakthi takes various incarnations and many sub-incarnations
as well, but she is the original personality of Godhead known as
Adhiparasakthi and She incarnates personally also.

Adhiparasakthi, although one without a second, manifests Herself in
innumerable forms. All these multifarious forms are understood by
the pure unalloyed devotees, but not by a simple study of the Vedas.
Devotees are constant companions of Divine Mother and whenever
Divine Mother incarnates, the associate devotees also incarnate in
order to serve the Divine Mother in different capacities. The Divine
Mother works through them and propagates the religion. The associate
devotees spend their lifetimes assisting the Avatar and work for the
welfare of the Jivas. However, there is a difference between the
Divine Mother and the Devotees. Therefore, a living entity, however
great he may be in the material estimation, can never equal the
Supreme Mother. Anyone who is a constant companion of the Divine
Mother is certainly a liberated person but he cannot be equal to the
Divine Mother.

The Divine Mother is infallible, in that she never forgets Herself
even though she is in material contact. Therefore, the Divine Mother
and the living entity can never be equal in all respects, even if
the living entity is a liberated soul. As such, when the Avatar
comes, with him are born liberated persons as helpers in his world-
play. However, only Avatars have the power to displace the darkness
of a million souls and give them salvation in one lifetime. This is
known as grace.

A devotee of the Divine Mother sometimes forgets the nature of the
Divine Mother, but by divine grace, a devotee can at once understand
the infallible condition of the Divine Mother. However, a non-
devotee cannot understand this transcendental nature.
It may also be noted here that a living entity forgets everything
due to his change of body, but the Divine Mother remembers because
she does not change Her Sat-Chit-Ananda body. She is advaita, which
means that there is no distinction between Her body and Herself.
Everything in relation to Her is spirit, whereas the conditioned
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 She
descends to the material world.

How to know an Avatar:

Truth and love absolute are the essence of the divine. In an Avatar,
we find the expression and exposition of the Love of God. Know for
certain that God is incarnate in a man in whom the Love of God is
surging, overflowing and all absorbing (this maddening sentiment of
life). Such teachers of spiritual truth are always the fairest
flowers of human life and they are the ocean of mercy without any
motive.

One can attain realization of God through worship of the Avatar.
Divine Mother reveals Herself to Her devotees in a variety of ways.
She assumes the very form that the devotee has chosen for his
worship. If you worship Her as Adhiparasakthi, she will come to you
as Adhiparasakthi. If you worship Her as Christ, she will come to
you as Christ. If you worship Her as Allah, she will come to you as
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 and form,
it is Adhiparasakthi who is adored. Worship goes to She who dwells
within. It is ignorance to think that one form is superior to
another. All forms are one and the same. All are adoring the same
Divine Mother. The differences are only due to differences of name
and due to the differences in the worshiper, but not in the object
of adoration. The real Adhiparasakthi or Allah or Jesus or Krishna
is in your own heart. She lives there forever. She is your
Indweller. She is your partner always. There is no friend like the
Indweller (Antharayamin). Resort to Her. Take Refuge in Her. Realize
Her and be free.

Some people want to have contact with Avatars without being endowed
with proper qualifications. Even if an Avatar appears before you,
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 have
Vairagya; if you possess forgiveness and patience; if you have
devotion, you can contact and realize the Avatars and sages right
this second. If you can serve humanity; if you can obey; if you can
be generous; if you can have endless devotion to the Divine Mother,
then you will have self-realization this very second and you will
contact Avatars, Adepts and Incarnations this very second. First
deserve and then desire.

Aim of Manifestation:

Adhiparasakthi, The Supreme Brahman, manifests Herself in order to
protect the good because they destroy unrighteousness and propagate
righteousness. The good are those who are naturally inclined towards
the good of others, who remember and chant the name, form, qualities
and glories of Adhiparasakthi, the Divine Mother and propagate them
among people while depending on Her. He whose only aim is
realization of God is good while those who hanker after worldly
pleasures and property are not good.

Those who because of so many desires remain absorbed in vices such
as falsehood, fraud, deception, dishonesty, etc; who exploit the
virtuous; who remain engaged in doing evil to others; who don't know
what ought to be done and what ought not to be done; who always
condemn God and the Scriptures; such persons of demonic nature have
been called wicked. The wicked propagate unrighteousness and destroy
righteousness so the Divine Mother Adhiparasakthi manifests Herself
for the destruction of such wicked people.

The Avatar comes to this world with a particular mission which is
the main objective of the Avatar called Avatara Nokkam. The Avatar
preaches many things and waits for the time to fulfill the main
objective. In the meantime other things required for the fulfillment
of the main objective are completed. Such things as the training of
various cadre of people to perform and complete the main objectives
are done step by step without overruling the Theory of Karma as far
as possible. During this period some of the minor objectives are
also carried out and completed. As soon as the main objective is
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 and a
predominant rise of irreligion, Adhiparasakthi descends Herself.
When there is decline of righteousness and a rise of
unrighteousness, She manifests Herself for the destruction of the
wicked and the establishment of true righteousness. Thus, if
necessary, She manifests Herself in different forms at this time.
However, she manifests herself only as and when there is need for
Her manifestation.

There is a decline of righteousness from the Satya Yuga, or Golden
Age, to Treta Age, Dvapara Age and Kali Age respectively. In the
Satya Age, Dharma, or righteousness, flourishes. In Treta Age the
decline begins and becomes rapid in Dvapara Age. In Kali Age, the
most evil of the ages, unrighteousness or Adharma prevails. In this
age the Godhead, the Divine Mother, manifests Herself for the
establishment of righteousness.

There is descent of Divine Mother for the ascent of Man. As an
Avatar, She puts on a fleshly body out of Her own free will for the
upliftment of mankind. She is quite independent and has absolute
control over Maya. Meanwhile, Jiva, men, are slaves of Avidya, or
Maya, so long as they have no self-realization. She is completely
free to act in many ways at Her will and has no obligation to adhere
to such rules and regulations. Therefore, She appears by Her own
will whenever there is irreligiousity and a disappearance of true
religion. It is a recognized fact that from time to time messengers
and incarnations of the Almighty Adhiparasakthi are born on earth to
shed the light of righteousness and dispel the darkness of evil and
injustice.

Dharma is the base on which the edifice of life is built and the
Divine Mother takes it as Her special mission to see that it does
not decay. Whenever Dharma is assailed, She incarnates to set an
example to the world and remove the hurdles in the path of Dharma or
righteousness. Whenever there is a setback in Dharma it becomes the
primary concern of the Divine Mother to re-infuse and revitalize the
vigor into Dharma.

In assuming birth, Divine Mother does not abrogate Her intrinsic
nature of being the birth less and deathless Mother of all
existence. Her fundamental infinitude of perfections undergoes no
diminution the process of incarnation. The form She assumes, the
body in which She incarnates, is a particular configuration of Her
own radiant and transcendental form, untouched by Rajas Tamas. It is
material in so far as it transcends to the taints of terrestrial
matter. In time of crisis, for the moral regeneration of the world,
the grounds for Divine incarnation are not the necessity of Karma
but free resolve transcending it.

The re-establishment of Dharma is accomplished in two ways. Firstly,
the righteous ones on earth who are languishing for want of direct
communion with Divine Mother, the object of their loving adoration,
are granted the vision they long for, by Divine Mother in Her
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 the call
of the Divine, are released through apparent destruction to get a
new embodiment favorable to their turning Divine. The essence of
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 people are
exploited by the unrighteous, cruel, strong, wicked and mundane
people and when moral values are lost and morality prevails: that
state is the state of decline of righteousness and the rise of
unrighteousness. When there is a decline of righteousness and a rise
of unrighteousness, by God's order, saints come to the earth and
true strivers are revealed. They both work to reestablish
righteousness. Sometimes liberated souls, who have realized God,
come to earth as representatives of God to help the people attain
salvation. Where there are such strivers and saints, there is
neither so much decline of righteousness, nor so much rise of
unrighteousness, as in other places where there are neither strivers
nor saints. When people don't follow the teachings of strivers and
saints, but start to kill them, leaving only a few righteous persons
to propagate righteousness, there is a decline in righteousness and
Adhiparasakthi, the Brahman, manifests Herself.

What is Irreligious?

The principles of religion are laid down in the Vedas and any
discrepancy in the matter of properly executing the rules of the
Vedas makes one irreligious.

Establishment of Dharma or Righteousness:

Because unrighteousness propagates due to the performance of actions
with a selfish motive and attachment to the unreal, the
establishment of righteousness consists of preaching and propagating
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 sort of
feeling is propagated, righteousness is naturally established.
The Divine Mother is the abode of Dharma, or righteousness, so She
manifests Herself in order to establish righteousness well. In fact,
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 World
teacher. She shows Maya bound Jivas the true path of Mukti, or
liberation, by coming down in a human body. Although She is on Earth
in human form, She is not bound by Maya. She thus embodies Herself
in different bodies at different times but the incarnations are not
different. She is one. She only appears in different forms out of
necessity. She teaches man by appearing in a form that is suitable
for that particular time of Avathara.

She has appeared in India many times and has taught us many things.
That is why India was and is the fountain of knowledge. In the past,
whenever it was necessary, she has lifted India, upholding her by
Her hands of Dharma. It is for this reason that even today in this
downtrodden, oppressed and famine stricken India so many heroic
souls, righteous and enterprising, are taking birth and guiding us.
That is why our country has, even now, the true ideals of Gnana and
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 power
and beneficence for a whole epoch. An Avatar can transmit
spirituality with a touch or even a mere wish. By his look, wish, or
touch, people are saved. The lowest and most degraded characters
become saints at the command of the Avatar. When an incarnation
comes, a tidal wave of spirituality breaks upon the world, and
people feel spirituality almost full in the air.

His message, Gospel or Arulvakku, and power transcends age and time.
People look upon him as an eternal source of faith, hope, love,
strength and inspiration. The milk of Divine love streams and flows
to us from the Avatar. The Avatar is the meeting ground of personal
and impersonal, of Divine and human. He is at once individual and
universal. The Avatar is the teacher of all teachers, the highest
manifestation of Divine Mother through a human form.

An Avatar is a mighty person. He removes the veil of ignorance of
thousands of men and women and takes them to the land of eternal
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 Divine
Mother Adhiparasakthi. When the work of the Avatar is over, he
disappears from the world.

Adhiparasakthi has two manifestations. In one, She reflects through
the universe and is called Nature. The second manifestation is
through the great Incarnations of Adhiparasakthi that are the
various Avatars such as Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Christ, Mohammad,
Chaitanya, Guru Nanak, Kabir, etc. These two manifestations of
Adhiparasakthi are: Karana Brahman

Karya Brahman

Karana means cause. Karya means effect. Karya Brahman, also known as
Hiranyagarbha, is the creative aspect of Adhiparasakthi. Avatars
descend from Karya Brahman. There cannot be any descent of Avatar
directly from Karana Brahman. Brahma, Vishnu and Siva, the three
Murtis, belong to the Karya Brahman aspects of Adhiparasakthi.
Brahma is the creative aspect; Vishnu is the preservative aspect;
and Siva is the destructive aspect. There is no polytheism in the
Hindu religion because polytheism means worship of more than one God
and this is not the case.

As per the doctrines of our ancient Rishis of yore, there are
sixteen rays or sixteen digits or sixteen planes of manifestation or
sixteen expanding Kalas emanating from Adhiparasakthi, the Supreme
Brahman. One ray is needed to maintain the animal kingdom. Two rays
maintain the animal kingdom and five to eight rays are required for
human beings. One can rise from savage to a higher spiritual status
only according to the number of rays. For Avatars, nine to sixteen
rays emanate from the Supreme Mother. Avatars are classified
according to the number of rays. The different kinds of Avatars are
as follows:

Purna Avatar

Amsa Avatar

Lila Avatar

Purna Avatar means full Avatar, in whom all sixteen rays are
present. Lord Krishna was a Purna Avatar. There are also Amsa
Avatars with partial incarnations. Sri Sankaracharya was an Amsa
Avatar. Lord Rama was a Lila Avatar with fourteen rays. Ancient
Rishis, modern philosophers, and theosophists mention seven rays,
twelve rays and so on when they describe the stage of spiritual
development of their Gurus, Spiritual Masters and Adepts.
Whenever the Avatar requires secret details of past and future
events, or any clarification, the Avatar contacts Karana Brahman
through ecstasy known as Arul Nilai. The Avatar goes into the
Nirvikalpa Samathi, the highest superconscious state, and then comes
back to the conscious state. This superconscious state is the Thuria
Nilai, or Fourth State. This is the state in which the individual
soul rests in his own Sat-Chit-Ananda Svarupa, the highest Brahmic
consciousness during Nirvikalpa Samathi. Only Jeevanmuktas or sages
can attain this state. The glory of the state of Thuria is
ineffable. Its splendor is indescribable. This is a very special
form of occult trance and the Avatars call it Yoga-Nidhrai,
or "Temple Sleep." This is a very special type of trance because the
Avatar who has studied this under temple conditions knows what he is
doing and can throw himself deliberately into the trance state as
and when required. In this state he is under his own control and
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 note that
under the surveillance of Avatars we can also attain such a state if
we have the basic requirements of Bakthi, Devotion, Purity of Mind,
etc.

The superconscious state is attained only in absolute samadhi and by
cessation of all bodily functions. Normally, there is no return from
this state. A person who goes into the superconscious state remains
in that state for about twenty-one days and then passes away.
However, a few who are destined to teach mankind return to the
ordinary plane of consciousness by keeping a trace of egoism,
without which corporeal existence is impossible. The Avatars cherish
a few desires for the betterment of the world. By taking hold of
this and through the special divine grace of Adhiparasakthi, they
come down from the superconscious state to the conscious state.
Incarnations are always conscious of their own divinity. They know
it from the moment of their birth. They assume human form and human
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, the
Divine Mother. It should be noted that there is no difference at all
between Brahman and the knower of Brahman, "He who knows the Brahman
becomes the Brahman" — Mundaka Upanisad. The Atman or Brahman cannot
be known by the mind because it is itself the knower. Therefore,
man's relative knowledge reaches only up to Avatars, who are always
established in Atman or Brahman. The highest ideal of Adhiparasakthi
that the human mind can perceive or grasp is the Avatar. Beyond this
there is no relative knowledge. Such knowers of Adhiparasakthi or
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 devotion to
the Avatars, who are world teachers, that knowledge will manifest
itself in time." (Om Shakti Spiritual Movement)

The www.adishakti.org and www.al-qiyamah.org websites are based on
Shri Adi Shakti: The Kingdom Of God, a 2200-page book of the
revelations of the Adi Shakti in the Sahasrara. This is what Her
physical incarantion Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi proclaimed on Earth:

"Once this book is out all over the world, it will be known about
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 not, our
capabilities should be up to that."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi
You Must Develop Humility, Shri Adi Shakti Puja
Cabella, Italy—May 21, 1998

Yes, only by deep devotion to the Avatars, who are world teachers,
that knowledge will manifest itself in time. Her Divine Message to
humanity will eventually triumph. She is Sakshat everything this
Mahamantra proclaims, and far more:

Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Mahalakshmi Mahasaraswati Mahakali
Trigunatmika Kundalini Sakshat
Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
Namoh Namah

Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Kalki Sakshat
Shri Adi Shakti Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
Namoh Namah

Om Twameva Sakshat
Shri Kalki Sakshat
Shri Sahasrara Swamini Moksha Pradayini
Mataji Shri Nirmala Devi
Namoh Namah

The Eternal, Infinite, Divine Primordial Mother the Spirit Of The
Living God Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is the Sole Source
and Cause of all the Divine Revelations, Miracles, Knowledge,
Truth and Prophecies proclaimed at the www.adishakti.org and www.al-
qiyamah.org websites. Her Divine Message to humanity will eventually
triumph through our deep and fearless devotion to the Adi Shakti.

Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

jagbir

 

 

 


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