SWAMI VEDA'S BELIEF SYSTEM
- Begin forwarded message:From: Sharada Bhajan <sbhajan@...>Many of us know Swamiji and his work in Yoga and Meditation.One of my brothers, who is a professor of Maths at the University of Darwin , Australia asked Swamiji "what is your belief system" in an email.Here is his answer which I would like to share with you:
Yogis ( I am no talking of posture experts) do not have a belief system. They belong to all belief systems. Muslims have mistaken me for a derwesh and Christians have taken me for a reverend father. Buddhists put me in the same place as they do the Buddhist monks.
Yogis are scientists who constantly experiment with mind and states of consciousness according to the time-hallowed methods handed down by Masters to disciples for thousand generations. From Kapila to Shankaracharya (8th century A/D.) there are 71 generations of masters of Shri-vidya, the science of conscious energies of the universe.
Many of these methods and states of consciousness have been passed onto me.
In these states of consciousness, truths dawn as revelations (Zarathushtra sat in a cave for ten years performing haoma=homa=fire sacrifice before Ahur Mazda appeared to him and gave him the knowledge that is still venerated. And so with all the founders.
The Buddha sat absolutely s t i l l for 49 days and nights under the Bodhi tree before he received the final enlightenment (read LIGHT OF ASIA of Edwin Arnold, if not Pali and Sanskrit texts).
These personal experiences of “God”, enlightenment, revelation carry in them the power of personal knowing, not speculated, not concluded from premises.
When these realized beings speak , the listeners have no alternative but to believe, as did those who heard Christ give his sermon on the mount.
The first few generations of disciples get a diluted level of that experience, and then, it dwindles down, and people only believe as they interpret the original teaching. It is like someone not at all trained in mathematics or chemistry, translating the books of these sciences into another language; that is what the ‘believers’ are often doing.
Also I have found the atheists often better meditators than the believers of religions.
I have no belief systems I have arrived at by rational approach. Only what I know in the state of meditation that was granted to me by my Master is what I acceptreverently.
Even since my days of ‘preaching’ in Surinam (South America), I have beensaying : do not believe in God; know God personally. In Hindi : ishvar ko namaano, jaano.
For the rest, stay silent till you, not conclude but, KNOW.
Silence is the most positive force in the universe and its practice is also a methodical science that we teach at our Ashram.
Swami Veda Bharati
Oct. 24th 2010