In Vedic Tradition, GOD is not Hard power, He is Soft Power !

Listen! I am defining two words: HARD POWER, SOFT POWER.

Hard Power” means, the political power, where the administration, bureaucracy, the Law, Court, punishment, reward, all this exists – ‘You HAVE to do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail!’ ‘You should not do this or you will be prosecuted and put in jail, tortured. You may even be hanged!’ This is “Hard Power”.

Soft Power” is the spiritual power. Thousands of people, I can say, in a way, even millions of people do whatever I am saying in the morning satsangh. I don’t have any “hard power” over them. Sometimes I am just sitting in this hall in Bidadi and saying, ‘Please close your eyes. Start inhaling and exhaling, and chant Shivoham.’ I can see, all over the world, thousands tying the eye-band, and closing the eyes, and inhaling and exhaling, and start chanting Shivoham.’ There is no “hard power”. If they don’t do, there is nothing like they are going to be prosecuted, punished. No! It is a “soft power” where, if they do, they raise themselves out of their own inspiration; voluntarily they come and learn to evolve themselves, raise themselves. Continue reading →

Anandamaaga irungal

Today is a very auspicious day for our whole Sangha, because today is the day I was reborn in 2000. On the same Diwali day, the rebirth has happened. I had many extraordinary spiritual experiences, but realization of my incarnation-hood, who I am, the original state, that realization completely disconnected me from the world. Around nine months I was completely away from this body and mind. Even though this body and mind was taken care of by Kalabhairava, Kalabhairava was handling it, it was at least doing the activities to keep itself alive, like breathing, eating rarely once in a while; body was doing those basic actions. But there was no sleep or 1-2-3! The body was doing minimal activity to keep itself alive, but I was completely out. So, after nine months…..

See, the last moment I remember was 2000 January 1st, till evening. After that I can recollect only this 2000 Diwali, almost nine months after! Only on the Diwali day, nine or ten months after, on the Diwali day, evening between 4:30 to 6:00, I saw very clearly, as a motherly, feeling compassionate, loving Kali energy landed into my body, and the first word came out in Tamil language – “Anandamaaga irungal” (be blissful)! After almost nine to ten months gap, that was the first word. Just like a cracker explosion it came out! After that, a few words started getting formed, then a few sounds, then that coherence, expression of words started happening. I think, by next April, in 2001 April, the free, coherent speech has started. 

So, Diwali is the auspicious day Mother Kali gave rebirth to this body, and this is the day the world was blessed with that beautiful blessings – “Be Blissful”. Even now, I always see, if that word comes out as a blessings, that is it! Whatever the person is asking, such a strong space is created as a blessing for that person, and I can say it is a real “Thathaasthu”! It happens!

I was nearing Arunachala. I was staying in a place near Kanchipuram. I was able to move my hands and legs coherently. So, the body was going in a bus, public transport, to Arunachala. Please understand, all these without any words inside…..just a vague memory only I had! Kalabhairava was moving the body. May be I saw Arunachala from a distance in the bus. The bus has entered the Arunachala energy field. I saw after five to six minutes suddenly that Kali’s energy landed in the body and the word came out. I can say that is the rebirth! That is the rebirth! 

Actually, after that experience, straight I went into the forest of Arunachala, and sat in a place, rested for almost three days in that joy. And, incidentally, exactly that property is now our Tiruvannamalai Ashram. Exactly the same property! Actually I didn’t know that property belongs to whom and nothing. Later on, exactly the same property was gifted to us by one of our devotees and pre-monastic relatives, and that is where our Tiruvannamalai Ashram is at present.

So, with all my heart, with the space of Mahakali and Maha Kalabhairava, I bless you all and the whole world and everyone, everybody – “Anandamaaga Irungal”! Let bliss overflow in all of you! Be blissful! Blessings to the whole Sangha! Let all of us radiate the eternal bliss! “Anandama Irungal”! Let everything be auspicious from now! Let everything be blissful! Let everyone be established in the space of Completion, Poornathwa! Let everyone radiate joy and enlightenment! Let the energy of Mahakala and Mahakali be on all of us! Let us all live enemy-less, enmity-less life! Let us all live and radiate eternal friendliness, eternal joy! Let Mahadeva establish all of us in the space of Completion, Poornathwa, and always powerful!