In the path of sannyas, your intelligence wins over your prarabdha and brings it to control and exhaust it !

Samsar literally means the ‘world’ or the ‘path’. It refers to the worldly life that causes endless cycles of birth and death.

There are two ways to move in any path: either with baggage and people or by yourself. In the first case, you may have to wait for a longer time. In the second case you can reach, even this very minute.

Sannyas is the decision not to carry any baggage while moving. You can have everything, but you don’t have to carry it. When you don’t carry anything, Existence brings to you what you need for the moment. That is sannyas! Read More

Nithyam – dhyanam – anandam

What is needed so as not to collect gathered agamya karma, is life solutions, what I call nithyam (eternal) because you practice them daily. To dissolve the karma of this birth, you need meditation or dhyanam. That is why you see that most of our meditations are based on breathing. Altering the breathing, making it fast, slow, silent etc, is what our meditation techniques are all about. The only thing that can dissolve the total karma is the master’s grace or anandam (bliss).

So understand, karma is simply the effects of thoughts, words and deeds that stem from deep ignorance and cause you to again and again tread familiar patterns of misery. The way to break this cycle is to tune into the clicks received from the master and live in an elevated zone of consciousness.

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Initiation

With just the help of the initiations, you can reduce the prarabdha karma’s influence over you and move towards your inherent state of joy. You can reclaim your pure and unwavering inner space. You can also stop collecting agamya karma.

Initiation is the knowledge or the clicks that bring you out of these depressive thoughts, which bring you out of the influence of your prarabdha.

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Why should we do puja ?

Puja is a ritualistic offering. Puja is nothing but an everyday remembering of all the clicks that have happened in you till date, so that the necessary click will automatically come up whenever you have a problem.

When a master teaches, it is not even a teaching, it is a powerful experience. When you do not use the initiations received through him, when you do not again and again use those shaastra-shastras – knowledge-weapons given to you by him, not only do they lose their power, you may not even be able to remember them again. This is the important thing to understand here.

For example, let us say you have a cot. If you do not use the cot for two years, the cot will not become unusable or it will not disappear. After two years, you can still use it again. But if you do not use the knowledge given to you, the initiations given to you, for two years they will not be sitting in your bedroom waiting for you to use them! No! They will simply disappear, that’s all. Read More

You have started to move towards enlightenment when you doubt the promises your mind has been making all along but never fulfilling any.

You are like a wave in the ocean of Existence. The wave rises up from the ocean but it is still connected to the ocean. It may think it has an individual existence but that is just a myth. Whether it is rising, above the ocean or falling down, it is still a part of the ocean.

On its own, because of joy, when the wave takes the body, there will be no gathered or agamya karma. When agamya karma is acquired, it will corrupt the total sanchita karma that was pure. This sanchita karma has to be exhausted in the next birth. Corrupted total sanchita karma generates the cycle of life and birth. This is how the wheel of karma starts.

The new body that the life energy occupies does not remember the prarabdha karma that the life energy brought to it when it took the body. So, you do not remember the desires with which you left your previous body. Read More

Do we have to wait for the next birth if we feel strongly about something but it is not our prarabdha?

No.

You can change your prarabdha through a simple, strong will or sankalpa.

The strength of the sankalpa can cause a rebirth in you in this birth itself. The next birth can happen now itself.

For example, people, especially householder disciples who feel they are caught up in their responsibilities ask me, ‘Swamiji, please bless me that I should be with you at least in my next birth.’ There are so many examples where they have been able to come and live in the adheenam just a few months later. It is just the strength of the will.

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Will a human be born as an animal, bird or insect or can he be born as human being in the next birth?

For all of us, our total sanchita karma initially was a divine play.

For an enlightened master, it is still a divine play as he has no karma at all. Playing because you can play is the divine play.

We took birth out of choice. We forgot our prarabdha karma, started gathering agamya karma and expanded the total sanchita karma. Then, to exhaust the increased load we had to take another birth where we collected more desires and karma. This is how the cycle of life and death continues.

Please understand, your gathered agamya karma is your bondage. The total karma and this birth karma can be a divine play. The result of this play is the karma of that birth. After birth, if we play without gathered karma, it will continue to be a divine play. The bondage comes with gathered karma. Read More

It is you who chooses what type of body and which parents to take birth to based on your vasanas!

Once the life force leaves the body, within three kshanas, it chooses the next body. At the time of death the three most enjoyed experiences in that lifetime stand out as one’s last thoughts. The choice of the next body arises from the mindset based on these three experiences. These three thoughts will be based on one from each of the total karma (sanchita), this birth karma (prarabdha) and gathered karma (agamya). Based on this, the prarabdha karma will take shape for this birth.

Practicing spiritual life solutions in one’s lifetime will reduce the gathered sanchita karma of that life because these understandings will help one to live with awareness. Meditation helps to reduce the prarabdha karma. It acts not only upon the conscious and physical levels but also has the capacity to penetrate and clean the unconscious on a physical, mental and being level.

However, the largest balance in the bank of karma, the total sanchita karma, can only be dissolved through the master’s grace. Read More

Breathing awareness into the desire has the capacity to burn your unfulfilled desires and can dissolve this birth’s karma!

Another important thing, please understand this concept.

Assume that in your total sanchita karma baggage, 100 desires are related to your muladhara chakra, the energy center related to greed and lust; 100 desires are say related to swadhishthana chakra, the energy center related to fear, 100 desires are related to your manipuraka chakra, the energy center related to worry, etc. Assume you have 700 such desires, 100 related to each of the seven chakras.

From this set of 100 desires of each chakra, you take say 10 of each and come into this world. This small selection of the total sanchita karma is your prarabdha karma of this birth.

Another important thing to note is that if you don’t add gathered agamya karma to this birth’s prarabdha karma, this birth karma can dissolve just by breathing. It will dissolve in your thought pattern itself.

For example, on seeing someone if lust awakens in you, in that intention and emotion itself the karma of this birth, the prarabdha will dissolve. Instead when you commit the action to fulfill the lust, the act generates gathered karma, the agamya. If you don’t do the action, you will not collect gathered agamya karma. By breathing out the desire this birth’s prarabdha karma will dissolve. Breathing awareness into the desire has the capacity to burn your unfulfilled desires and can dissolve this birth’s karma.

In our second level Nithyananda Spurana Program, participants are taken through a meditation in the pranic layer to dissolve desires, which are the samskaras stored in that energy layer. They list all their desires, then chase their desires during the meditation and by breathing in awareness into their desires they dissolve the samskaras of this birth.

Karma is not a law of reward and punishment. It is not a way god uses to punish people for committing sins. It is a reflection of your own mental state giving you the experience of ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’.

When you are angry, it is not that you will incur sin and pay for it in your next life. You are suffering with your anger now. That itself is the hell you suffer! You are suffering inside in the same way that you are torturing the person you are angry with. The fire you spit outside will burn with the same intensity inside you also. No matter whether it burns the other person or not, the fire of anger will surely burn you. The sword used to cut someone outside will cut you inside with the same intensity. Remember, it is a double edged sword.

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Reaching out to an Enlightened master, doing what the master says and acting without intention is life!

If the depth of the intention is more and the action is less, the person is lazy. He is lazy or in tamas.
If the depth of intention and of the action is the same, the person is in restless action or rajas.
If there is no intention but only the action, he is in purposeless action or sattva.

That is why Krishna says in the Bhagavadgita, ‘Fight, O Arjuna.’ It is not the act of ‘killing’ that will be recorded but the intention that will be recorded. The intention of Arjuna is the intention of Krishna, who is a being with no intentions as He is one with the Cosmos!

When you act in tune with the Cosmos, the whole Cosmos blesses you. You attract all kinds of positive coincidences around you. That is why when people contribute even a little to the cause of such a person they are showered in abundance from all corners.

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Because an Incarnation has no karma, when you flow with Him you will also act without intention and action without intention is living enlightenment!

A beautiful story:

There was a beautiful garden with many trees and varieties of flowers and fruits. Three friends were walking near this garden that had a big wall around it. One of them climbed the wall and peeped inside.

He cried out, ‘Oh, such a beautiful garden!’ He jumped into the garden and started enjoying the fruits. The second man climbed the wall and saw the garden. He too felt it was beautiful, but he had a little bit of courtesy. He turned and said to the third man who was below, ‘Dear friend, there is a beautiful garden below. Come, I am going in.’ Saying this, he jumped over and started enjoying the fruits.

The third man climbed the wall and saw the garden. He saw his two friends and understood the level of joy and bliss that they were enjoying. Then he said to himself, ‘Let me go down and tell all the people about this beautiful paradise. I will bring them all to enjoy this garden.’

An incarnation is someone who comes down to tell his fellowmen about the blissful place that he experienced. Read More

Are you reacting from your past experiences or are you responding like a pure reflection in a mirror with no judgment ?

Karma means action. But action can be of two types. It can either be a reaction or it can be a response.

When somebody insults you and you become angry, he has made you behave the way he wanted. Now if he apologizes, your mood suddenly changes. So he is the master. You are behaving like a slave. You are a victim having no control over the situation. When somebody insults you, you are immediately reacting out of your past experiences. This reaction is karma. It is a binding force. It creates chains for you.

But a response is totally different from reaction. When someone insults you, you don’t need to give in to the emotion of anger rising inside you. You can listen to what he is saying objectively without judging whether it is good or bad, right or wrong. First you listen to him without immediately reacting. Then you respond with awareness. You don’t react from the past. You are now responding from the present.

If the other person is right, you will thank him for pointing out something to you and making you aware of yourself. If he is wrong, you can simply witness the emotion and not react. If the statement is not true, why should you react?

A beautiful story from the life of George Gurdjieff:

George Gurdjieff was a young boy of nine years when his father died. He was from a poor family but his father was a very honest and integrated person. When his father was on his deathbed, he called Gurdjieff and gave him his last teaching.

If somebody insults you, listen silently and in detail to what he is saying. Then tell the person, ‘I am grateful that you have taken so much interest in me. After twenty-four hours I will come and reply to you.’ Gurdjieff promised his father that he would always follow this advice.

In his own old age, Gurdjieff said to his disciples, ‘My father’s simple technique helped me immensely. Because, after twenty-four hours who remains angry? After twenty-four hours, either you find that the person was right or he was not.

If he was right, it means you have an opportunity to learn and improve yourself. Your awareness about yourself has increased. If the person is wrong, there is no need to be agitated because the statement has no solid base.

Let your response be like a pure reflection in a mirror with no judgment. Let it not come from the karmic baggage of the past. Instead let it come from the freshness of the present. Anything that comes from your past experiences is going to create a karmic chain. Anything from the present liberates.

You create your own karma. Karma does not create you. You are not a byproduct of your actions. You are far bigger than your actions.

source: Living Enlightenment