14264HOW DOES TRANSMISSION WORK ?
- Aug 6, 2005The worthy trainer by the power of yogic transmission weakens the lower
tendencies in the mind of trainee and sows the seed of Divine Light in the
innermost core of his heart. In this process the trainer uses his will-force which
has divine infinite at his back. The trainee may not feel anything in the
beginning. The reason is that he is accustomed to feel only through the
senses. After sometime, however, he may feel the results of such
transmission, which also are in the form of subtle changes of the working of
his vital parts and tendencies of his mind.
If I may be permitted a short reference to the Upanishads particularly the
Kena Upanishad, a student asks his teacher by what does the eye see? By
what does the nose smell? By what does the ear hear? And so on, and the
teacher replies that it is not the eye that sees, but the eye of the eye. Similarly
what hears is the ear of the ear, and what speaks is not the mouth but
something behind the mouth, the real speaker. The Rishi goes on to add that
life itself lives only by the existence of the higher life which it contains and this
is called the pranasya prana or the life of life. My Master has maintained that
while the body lives by the soul, the soul must in turn have that by which it
exists, and this is the ultimate life force or pranasakthi.
We have this brilliant idea in Sahaj Marg that the body lives by the soul, and
the soul can go through time, as we understand it, on its journey to the
ultimate. It lives by transmission. Therefore, transmission is called 'life of life'.
And transmission has nothing to do with space and time.
The body lives and grows at the physical level, and so sustains itself on
physical foods. The soul, being spiritual in nature, needs food of that plane.
Master feeds abhyasis with his spiritual transmission and nourishes them.
Master calls transmission as 'spiritual food.'
The body lives by the soul. The soul lives by transmission which we can think
of as the essence of Divinity. In Sanskrit it is called pranasya prana which
means the soul of the soul. Really speaking, without transmission the soul is
like a dead thing. The very first transmission makes the soul alive. It is the
touch of Divinity itself.
In our transmission under the Sahaj Marg system, it is this that is transmitted
into the heart of the student of yoga by the divine power associated with my
Master, and which power it has been possible for him to endow upon the
preceptors, as they are called, who are vested with the responsibility of
offering such transmission to students who come to them. This transmission is
something which must be felt and which can be felt. You will agree that all life
is transmission. In every action that we perform, or by which we receive, an
act of transmission is involved, but in the transmission of Sahaj Marg it is the
highest gift of life's life itself, and it is this that sets the Sahaj Marg system of
Raja Yoga apart from other extant systems of yoga.
Our Grand Master, Samarth Guru Shri Ram Chandraji of Fatehgarh
rediscovered the capacity for the transmission of yogic or life energy from his
own centre of existence into the centre of existence of another individual. This
art he has passed on to his disciple, my Master, who has perfected it. This
transmission is something which is capable of being felt by anybody who
takes the trouble of practicing this system for a brief period. In fact it is the
transmission which sets Sahaj Marg apart from other yogas, and from all other
systems of human evolution. My Master says that when the transmission is
made with a force higher than himself, and therefore his evolution or progress
becomes not only very much speedier but also becomes, in a sense,
independent of his own capacity for progress. Therefore, the present
condition of the individual has no bearing on what he sets out to be, and at
one stroke all differences of present human situation are eradicated, because
of the possibility of this transmission existing today.
As a matter of fact what pranahuti does for the spiritual uplift of the abhyasi in
the shortest possible time, independent efforts cannot do even in a full
decade. Serious difficulties often arise when meditation is practiced
independently in accordance with the old methods prescribed in books.
Under the old system of abhyas, one has to keep on struggling with the mind
in order to stop its unceasing activities. The struggle continues all the time
without any success in the real sense. Thus practically there is no meditation
at all, and all the time is lost in mere struggling and suppressing mental
modifications. In order to overcome this very great difficulty, under the Sahaj
Marg system we simply connect ourselves with the power of the Master
whose mind has become thoroughly disciplined and regulated. His power
then begins to flow into the individual regulating his mental tendencies.
What Master transmits is His own spiritual energy which he has got access to
by virtue of his own yogic accomplishment under his own Master. It has been
rediscovered that one human being can transmit to another this energy which
is not limited in any way just because it comes from a human, but is really
unlimited, because by virtue of its real nature, it is connected with the ultimate
source of all energy. Therefore this transmission has no boundaries, it has no
limits, there is no end to the amount of transmission that can take place or if
you like, the quantum of transmission that can take place. It is therefore
possible to transmit to one, or to a hundred, or to millions, there is no limit.
Also he can transmit here or he can transmit to a person wherever he is.
By this transmission, the Master is able to put into our hearts his own energy.
That is, now we have the possibility of growing by someone else's energy
which is put into us. We are helped with a crutch. Instead of being dependent
on ourselves, we have now become dependent on Him. Because He gives
that food for the soul which we need to quickly develop, quickly develop
beyond what we believe to be the possibility for human beings hitherto,
precisely because he is able to put his wealth into us.
It erases by his power all past impressions of good, impressions of bad, it
does not matter which. Because impressions condition our behaviour,
impressions condition our existence. In that sense the past is a burden on us.
Every day, we are adding more impressions and, therefore, we are increasing
the burdens on ourselves. Every day that lapses is one more day in the past.
Thus we are adding to our burdens instead of decreasing them. My Master is
able to decrease this, and often eradicate it completely, by his own power
whereby he removes all impressions of the past from the mind. It is a
liberation from the past assisted by his own transmission which infuses us,
with his spiritual energy for our own growth and, therefore, the possibility of
our development has no limits.
Master said, "It is the utilization of the Divine energy for the transformation of
man." But there are cases where even the transmission is reflected back from
the man who comes to take the transmission. It is as if it cannot penetrate. So,
the important thing even prior to receiving the transmission seems to be the
need to accept the Master. One who does not accept the Master does not
seem capable of receiving the very transmission which is designed to
transform him. And when does this acceptance of the Master begin? When we
see him, when we move with Him, when we are associated with Him, we grow
to love Him, to cherish Him, to adore Him, and the desire comes, to be like
Master used to call the transmission as 'Forceless force', which I say is only
his love for us because He was only transmitting love. It is not a force; it is not
anything else. I prefer to believe and have reason to believe that it is His love
which was being poured into our hearts which we call the transmission, which
we call Pranahuti. Being forceless, it will act, not only over infinite distances to
the very borders of infinity but also through eternity of time. Love alone can
act, breaking the barriers of space and time. No other force exists which can
The Master and his transmission, I believe, are the same thing. Because I
asked him once, "What really happens when you transmit? Suppose you
transmit to me, you are at Shahjahanpur and I am at Madras, what exactly
happens?" He said, "My sukshma (subtle) self travels to you". Now look at this
miracle, you see. If anything proves his Divinity it was this fact of transmission
flowing anywhere at anytime, without limitation.
BY MY MASTER P.RAJAGOPALACHARI. HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF SHRI
RAM CHANDRA MISSION, CHENNAI INDIA
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