BANGALORE: Today, many of us find it difficult to uplink to God’s consciousness. What are the ways and means? It has always been the X factor to find out the depth of our divine consciousness. What do we do? The answer is we have to go back into the lives of our ancestors and explore. This materialistic world, which is highly modern in its nature, throws muddle in the form of puzzles and riddles at us through the conduit of our very life itself.
If we look behind we see and clear this mess through the life of our forefathers. If we analyze them scrupulously, we find that they mostly maintained equilibrium and were moderate in their approach to life thereby enjoyed peace and tranquility. We understand that they have set innumerable examples through their very lives itself by following traditions and philosophy. Further, they blended as well as interpolated the traditions with their day-to-day living. They integrated their body with traditions, their mind with philosophical thinking, their speech with the vibrations of the divine names and connected themselves with idioms and phrases of the physical, metaphysical and divine epics. This left us with divine residue of mystical vibrations called as spandan which further seeped into our genes. This formed a genetic disposition in us as their progeny.
In short, they established a divine link for us. That is how we have invariably soaked ourselves in these vibrations and periodically get and develop faith and belief in this spandan. These vibrations have marinated in us deeply in fact by at least three or four generations. This is the mystical part or the mystery behind our creation. To unravel this mystery we have to link ourselves and push ourselves up the spiritual ladder to land in the storehouse of pure, cosmic energy.
This is the spiritual part in us stored deep inside the chambers of our heart. This enables us to bring out all our ideals in a very principled manner through the body, mind and feelings which leads us ultimately to nirvana.
Here, this state automatically transforms us to have a divine consciousness called as enlightenment. Enlightenment consists of a male principle called as Shiva and a female principle called as Shakti. Without Shiva and Shakti, the divine consciousness does not work i.e. without the male and the female principle it doesn’t work.
According to our tradition, divine energy has been created to be used by the humankind. The experience of the state of nirvana has to be unlocked primarily by the powerful divine force called as ‘The Guru’ also known as an enlightened master, a mystic, mentor or a guide.
To understand this force, I bring about a dialogue between Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathy through Shri Guru Gita from the skanda purana, Uttarakhanda. Their conversation reveals and unleashes the force of nirvana in all of you.
Asya Sri Gurugita stotramantrasya
Bhagavan Sadasiva rishihi
Om Lord Sadashiva is the seer of the mantras of the hymn
Shri Guru Gita.
Shri Guru Paramatma Devata
Its verse patterns are diverse. The Guru, the supreme self, is its deity.
Ham Beejam Sah Saktih Krom Kilakam
Sri Guru Prasadasiddhyarthe jape viniyogaha
Ham is its seed letter, Sah its power and krom its nail. The purpose of repeating it is to win the Guru’s Grace.
tu charanam dipankuragrahinam
Now, meditation. The Guru who dwells in the lotus surrounded by the divine petals ham and sah which reside in all beings and are the cause of the world, manifested the world in its own way and its own free will. Meditate on the Guru, who reveals
That, who is the expression of shambhava state (Shivahood), who illumines like the flame of a lamp, who is eternal and all-pervasive, and who is a visible form of all letters.
Extract from ‘The Force of Nirvana’ by Shri Shri Nimishananda