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    Best Wishes to All on the Highly Auspicious Day of Maha Shiva Ratri ! Sant Mat Fellowship: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SantMatFellowship
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 6, 2008

      Best Wishes to All on the Highly Auspicious Day of "Maha Shiva Ratri"!

      Sant Mat Fellowship:
      {"Repeat the Name of your Beloved, day and night, again
      and again. With care in thought, word and deed, you will
      cross to the other shore." -- Dadu}

      Lord Shiva is also called "Maha Yogeeshwara" (Lord of Great Yogis). He is often shown sitting in the posture of a meditating Yogi with another eye, shown to be located in centre of the two eyes, known as the Shiva Netra (Eye of Shiva), the Third Eye etc. In fact, this Third Eye is present in each one of us but is normally in a closed or shut position. It can be opened by practicing "Drishti Yoga" or the Meditation on the Divine Light which consists of sitting in a proper posture with the trunk, neck and head held in a vertical straight line without causing any extra tension, closing both eyes ("amaa drishti") and looking intently in the front as taught by an adept Guru who himself has mastered the art. As the third eye or the "Ajnaa Chakra" is opened, one enters from the realm of darkness into that of light, from the "pind"(body or micro cosmos) into the "brahmand" (macro cosmos) as if the doors of the divine or heavenly kingdom have been opened on the practitioner. Thus each one of us has the potential to, and can become Shiva. The spiritual journey thus starts from here and practicing the Meditation on the Divine Sound (Innumerable anahad sounds and the quintessential primeval anaahat sound) culminates in the Soundless Supreme State where not only God is realised but the practitioner (soul) merges into Him to be one with Him and thus transcends the painful cycle of transmigration.

      As a special on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri below are presented a few of the shlokas (hymns) from the sacred book "Shiva Samhita" which consists of discourses of none other than Lord Shiva himself:

                  1. "Naasanam siddha sadrisham na kumbhaka sadrisham balam |
      Na khecharee samaa mudraa na naad sadrisho layah ||"

      [There is no sitting posture as appropriate as "siddhaasan", no power as mighty as "kumbhak", no bodily posturing style as good as "khecharee" and no immersion, absorption or merger as great as "naad" (Divine Sound).]

                  2. "Yah karoti sadaa dhyaanamaajnaapadmasya gopitam |
      Poorva janma kritam karma vinashyedavirodhatah ||"
      [ He who secretly practices meditation on the Ajnaa Chakra (Shiva Netra, Third Eye, Tenth Door, Til Dwar etc.) regularly, fruits or the effects of actions performed by him in his previous births get destroyed unobstructed or smoothly.]

                    3. "Iha sthitah sadaa yogee dhyaanam kuryyaannirantaram |
      Tadaa karoti pratimaam prati jaapamanarthawat ||"
      [His worshipping the idols and chanting (external chanting of mantras) become futile or meaningless, if he incessantly practices this meditation (on the Ajnaa Chakra) daily.]

               4. "Yaani yaani hi proktaani panch padme falaani wai |
      Taani sarvaani sutaraametajgyaanaadbhavanti hi ||"

      [All the benefits of meditating on the five chakras (namely Moolaadhaar Chakra, Swaadhishthaan Chakra, Manipoor Chakra, Vishuddhi Chakra and Anaahat Chakra), which have been described earlier, become spontaneously or automatically available, or are naturally acquired by meditation on this "Ajnaa Kamal" or Ajnaa Chakra.]

                  5. "Shirah kapaale roodraaksham vivaram chintayed yadaa |
      Tadaa jyotih prakaashah syaad vidyut punjasamaprabhah ||
      Etat chintana maatrena paapaanaam sankshayo bhavet |
      Duraachaaroapi purusho labhate paramam padam ||"

      [On practicing focussed meditation at the hole of the Shiva's eye in the forehead, glittering Light similar to the dazzling beam of lightning is seen inside. A mere reflection on this annihilates all sins and even an evil person thus attains to the Supreme Bliss by practicing this meditation.]

               - Hymns excerpted from the holy book titled "Satsang Yoga, Part – I" authored by Maharshi Mehi Paramhans ji Maharaj (28.04.1885 – 08.06.1986).

                    - English Translation by Pravesh K. Singh (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sant_santati http://blog.360.yahoo.com/praveshksingh )

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