The eight-fold path of blissful living or Ananda Ashtanga!

Living in bliss
– The eight-fold path of blissful living or Ananda Ashtanga

These are:

1.  Blissful Laughter
2.  Blissful Affirmation
3.  Blissful Cleansing
4.  Blissful Yoga
5.  Blissful Meditation
6.  Blissful Tools
7.  Blissful Energy
8.  Blissful Chant

Ananda Ashtanga or Blissful Living is a simple eight-fold pathway to Living Enlightenment. These are simple techniques that take you into the experience directly without the need to understand and absorb.

Blissful Laughter

Laughing meditation or Haasya Dhyana Meditation

As soon as you wake up in the morning, even before you get up from your bed, laugh for five minutes! Read More

Nithyananda Yoga is the science, the formula, that will give others the same experience of enlightenment which happened in me.

Until the age of thirteen, Raghupati Yogi prepared my body and mind to enter into and stay in the experience of enlightenment. Entering into the experience, having a glimpse of the no-mind state, having that experience of satori and unclutching is actually not very difficult. But to remain in the experience and more importantly, to express that energy though your body, both your body and mind needs to be prepared.

Yoga thus prepared my body for holding the ultimate energy of enlightenment.

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For whatever purpose you bend your body or move your body, that memory and idea will become completely inserted or completely recorded in your body and mind!

On some days, Raghupati Yogi would ask me to sit still and be very peaceful, to meditate on stillness, peace and tranquility. Then after ten minutes, he would suddenly tell me to stand up and run around the entire temple as fast as I could!
He would make me bend this way and that way. In the temple where he would teach me yoga, there were twenty to thirty pillars. He would make me climb every stone pillar and come down. Also I had to use only one hand to climb the pillars and come down!

Understand, doing asanas for solving a disease is not the purpose of yoga!

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Raghupati Yogi, the master who had experienced that consciousness or the inner space of Patanjali

Yoga is a state of being. When the mind ceases to exist, you reside in the state of yoga, the state of no-mind, the state of ultimate consciousness or enlightenment.
When the state of no-mind and pure consciousness is experienced, you undergo a complete psychological revolution related to the understanding and experience of the self (jeeva), the world (jagat) and god (ishwara). You realize through experience that these three entities are not separate but one whole. Both the world and god are experienced within you. Read More

What is yoga ?

Yoga is not about physical fitness alone. It is also to help prepare the body for realizing the aim of uniting body, mind and spirit. Nithya Yoga is the technique designed in the body language of Patanjali for this uniting. In the same manner as we spoke about Nithya Dhyaan amongst meditations, Nithya Yoga is the yoga for the jet age.

Patanjali, the father of the ancient science of yoga, says at the very start of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, which is the foundational scripture of Yoga:

“Yogaha chitta vritti nirodhaha” Read More

If you go to South India, you will see huge temples built of stone, installed by Enlightened Masters. But the palaces that were constructed by the same kings for themselves no longer exist.

Understand that if your family completely supports you and gives you the courage and confidence that you are a leader, you will be successful in your professional life or social life. The right family is really important to be successful in society because only that will give you the courage and confidence to take major decisions in your life.

In the same way, only your body can give you the confidence for you to achieve enlightenment. That is why yoga plays such an important role in the path of enlightenment. It works on the body and mind and gives you the confidence and courage that you can execute whatever you think.

During the vedic times in India, the whole life, the whole society was based on enlightenment. 70 percent of the people were enlightened and the remaining 30 percent were seeking, working towards enlightenment. Read More

Initiation is directly transmitting the energy after which different dimensions of you will start getting awakened.

As of now, you are not mature enough to hold the chaos, the cosmos, inside the frame of your body. You need to put the chaos in order because you are not capable of handling the cosmos as is. The six feet frame of your body is not mature enough to hold the chaos as is, to experience and enjoy the cosmos as is.

Being with a body, mind and brain that are awakened and tuned to experience the cosmos as is, is what is living enlightenment. For this, the body, mind and brain need to be prepared. The body can be prepared with techniques like Nithya Yoga. Read More

Lifestyle of Nithyanandites

IA Participant: “Nithyanandam beloved Swamiji, Once we return back to our places after completion of this Inner Awakening Program, I intend to continue my daily spiritual practices of Pancha Kriya, Nithya Yoga, meditation which is Nithya Dhyaan or eN-Kriya, Swamiji’s morning message or one youtube discourse, eN-chanting, ajapa japa, feeling connection, unclutching, Shakti dhaarana, healing, running satsang center activities. Can you throw some light on this if anything is inadequate? I hope your answer would help all IA participants of this batch and also IA graduates who have completed before.  At your lotus feet, M. Radhakrishnan.”

Swamiji: Actually it is a nice question. When you guys only read this, it looks like it will take a whole day. None of this is an action. Everything I made it as an entertainment for you guys. Don’t you understand, see, all you guys are now addicted to satsang. It is not that you force yourself into satsang as a spiritual practice. Understand, I made the whole thing as an entertainment. I wanted you guys to know, this Pancha Kriya, is along with your taking bath. Every day you brush, hope, see.. instead of brushing only the mouth you are going to take a few minutes and brush the nose also, nose and mouth. The whole ENT, it gets brushed. And not only cleaning your bowels, just have 2 minutes extra and add enema and clean it little more. That’s all. See, not just sweeping, and wiping also, mopping also, that is what is enema. Understand, what is enema? It is not that something you are going to do separately. Every day you guys clean your bowels, am I right? And along with that it is going to take,enema take 2mins? Maximum 5 mins, if you keep the can in the rest room itself, it is not more than 5 mins. I can’t describe more visually. And same way, every day you brush, see today morning I did my Pancha Kriya, hardly it took 5 mins. I brushed and then just put the tube, “Namashivaya!” that’s all, it was there in the throat, dagadagadaga..and then poured the water, that Ganga came out.

See..there is a story. Ganga was swallowed by Janhu Maharishi. He got very angry that in front of his ashram, Ganga started gushing  when Ganga came down and he felt his meditation was disturbed, he just swallowed the whole Ganga. Then Bhageeratha went and begged Janhu Maharishi, “Please, please, please release her. I brought her with so much of effort.” He said, alright and opened the ears and through ears she came out. That’s why she is called Janhavi. Ganga has one more name ‘Janhavi.’ So like that only. Just pour and Janhavi comes out the other side. Over. That took some 5 minutes. Nothing. So what is there in Pancha Kriya. It is hardly 3 minutes job and cleaning the eyes. Actually during the nose, these two process itself all the water will come out of the eye. Eyes get cleaned and finally you just need to wash it. And I tell you guys, 4 days only, 4 or 5 days I am doing every day, I can see the difference, the colour, the skin colour is changing. As I said, I don’t apply anything. It is just changing.

And you are asking about meditation, Nithya Dhyaan or eN-Kriya. You can do if you find time. Otherwise, when you sit in the morning satsang, the Pada puja with that feeling connection and the satsang, that itself is more than enough. As I said, morning message, you are putting the morning message. It is not a spiritual practice at all. It is just, I have made the whole thing entertainment. You are addicted to it. Otherwise, 1 o’clock in the late night, 2 o’clock in the late night, will you wake up and sit in front of the computer. Do you know, all the European countries it is night 1 o’clock, 2 o’clock. And if you have to come to the center you have to drive 1 hour and it is like a.. it has become more an entertainment.

And then you are asking eN-Chanting, feeling connection, unclutching. These three does not need a separate time. It is going to be just become a part of your very consciousness.

Healing – healing is like a power you have. If somebody has a problem, you can say, I am a doctor, I am a healer, come on, I will heal you.

Running satsang center activities – it is like making more friends, that’s all. Be honest. Running satsang center activity is nothing but making more friends who are in your frequency. So actually you create sangha not for me, but for you to have more friends, more companions to talk about ….tell me what other satsang activity goes on honestly other than talking about me. Come on, you think I am not there or what? You think my photograph is sitting and watching what you guys are doing? I can smell even the bonda you guys eat during the satsang. Satsang center means nothing but talking about me. That’s all. See the dress today. I can very clearly classify two group. Men satsang center which talks about my message, women satsang center which talks about my dress. No. that’s all. There is only two category. So what is there. Running satsang center activity means nothing but making more friends for you to talk who are in same frequency.

If I say some deep technical important sacred truths, all the men satsang center will be busy that day making calls. If I wear some new jewel or the new dress, some new outfit, all women satsang centers will be busy on that day with calls. God! Here I am getting a message. Few men who are offended, “we also talk about your dress.” I thought it is exclusive right, God! Women are also angry.. Anyhow so, that is why I say, you guys are Arthanareeshwaras. Men also talk about both. Women also talk about both. It means you are Arthanareeshwaras. So both your dimensions are fulfilled.

So, in this ten, what do you call as a spiritual practice? Nothing. All these 10 is simply your life style. Making the biggest spiritual practices into life style is work of an incarnation. Making hard work into a smart work is the work of CEO. Make hard spiritual practices as smart spiritual entertainments is work of an incarnation. Making hard work into smart work, making hard work as smart work is CEO’s job. Making hard spiritual practices into smart spiritual entertainment is Cosmic Enlightenment Officer (CEO). Actually when you read only it looks like a ten big points – PANCHA KRIYA, NITHYA YOGA, MEDITATION, MORNING SATSANG, En-CHANTING, FEELING CONNECTION, UNCLUTCHING, SHAKTHI DHAARANA, HEALING, RUNNING SATSANG CENTER ACTIVITY,.. When you see what? Just see.. morning when you brush, clean the nose; when you clean the bowels use the enema; over.. then come and sit in the satsang which is an entertainment, listen to all these jokes, make fun, laugh and especially if you are gathering as a satsang center, that becomes such a joy to see the same frequency community around you.

I also wanted to tell all our devotees, please understand, make this as a rule. Do not read media. Avoid media. Understand? Avoid negative articles by media. Completely avoid. You see, negative means 99% is negative only. Avoid media. Whatever you need to know is there in our website as a news. Just read that much. That’s enough.

Anything you want to know about us, Me, sangha, everything, now that we have a very strong news column in the internet, in our website. Go just to our official website, read that news column, that’s enough for you. Nothing else is required.

And if you are coming to the morning satsang, to a satsang center, you will naturally make friends, companions, over. All the other things, what is that – eNchanting, feeling connection, unclutching – it is a life style. That’s all. What is the last thing? Shakthi dhaarana. Night time when you fall asleep, hardly it takes 5 mins, I don’t know. Actually if you do few days,shakthi dhaarana, you will be addicted to that also. Because it just fills you so much and fall asleep. Over. It looks like a long 10 things. Just a life style.

What is running satsang center activities. When you are bored in your work place, just seeing email, or making some phone calls, for you to have entertainment. That is satsang center activity. That’s all is satsang center activity. Nothing else. What else is there? See, it is more like an entertainment. I think I answered what you guys need to do after the Inner Awakening. The question is answered.

How can I contribute and make a difference !

The question, “My dearest Swamiji, ‘Bliss is cosmos’ is becoming profound reality within just 4 days of the IA program completion. How can we connect Swamiji to everyone so that they can taste the nectar specially our near and dear ones– especially our near and dear ones or friends who have language limitations or mind-set fixed due to their religious beliefs?

Two thing. First, you imbibe this concept / this truths as a experience so deeply, when you go and start living, constantly approach your near and dear ones, every human being with this one attitude of how can I contribute to his life and make a difference? Please understand, recently I have taken a vow. Whoever comes in my breathing space I will give something to them. May be a healing or a boon, atleast a candy. I can see so clearly, please understand, this has opened a new dimension even in me. I have the habit of always—whoever asks something, prays for something, blessing or giving them the boon. That is one thing. Now, I made it like a rule. Anybody who comes in my breathing space I will give them something; atleast a blessing from the heart, ‘let you be blissful’. My presence is always blessing, all those things are one side-it is a mystical side. Even in the practical side, when I decided, I keep this as a vow, I tell you—you also keep this as a vow—so much opens up inside you.

When you approach your near and dear ones or your family, friends, people,  anybody, you don’t even need your near and dear ones practice your love and compassion.

Go and stand outside the mall- every human being is your near and dear one only. Every human being walks in, walks out. Stand with the tremendous meditative mood, how can I contribute to his life and make a difference. What is the best thing which made difference in my life? – feeling connection with my Master or meditation, Inner Awakening. You may have different words. But all these different words are like different doors of this Chit Sabha.  Whichever door you enter you will reach me only. One door is Inner Awakening, one door is Nithya Yoga, one door is Nithya Kriya, one door is feeling connection. So many different doors. One door is energy darshan, one door is initiation. So many different doors.  Whichever door you.. door has contributed most to your life share that. Read More