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Research from USA Department of Justice puts violent crime at a cost of $420 billion dollars
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EVERY SECOND COUNTS !

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CONTENTS
Volume 2, Issue 3, March, 2013

Who is Nithyananda: About Swami Nithyananda ... 6 My Dear Ones: Message from Swami Nithyananda ... 7 Life Strategy: Are You Aging or Growing? ... 8, 9 Around the World: Kumbh Mela Events... 10-15 Nithyanandoham: What is Initiation? ... 16, 17 Siddha & Ayurveda: Navadhi Kriya for a Healthy Body... 18 Bliss Bites: Green Peas Snack ... 19 Be Unclutched: Mind is an Action! ... 20, 21 Vedic Renaissance: Shiva Ratri & Holi ... 22, 23 Main Story: You are Programmed for Success! .. 24-28 Technique: Poornatva Kriya - Be Complete! ... 30-32 Creative Juices: Shivoham, a poem ... 33 Science Meets Spirituality: The Science of Astrology... 34, 35 Beyond Mind: Anger as Meditation 36-39 Paraabhakti: Charioteer of my Soul ... 40-42 Esoteric Realms: The Past, Present & Future, are One! ... 44-46 Q&A: The Master Answers ... 47, 48 Abhyasah (Practice): Gentle Kicks ... 49 Abhyasah (Practice): Crossword .. 50

Nithyananda Times March 2013, Volume 2, Issue 3 Owned by: EN Galleria Private Limited Published By: Sri Nithya Atmaprabhananda Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam Kallugopahalli Off Mysore Road Bidadi Bangalore - 562 109 (Phone: 7200003322 / + 80 28022101) Editor Valli Ramanathan E-mail editorial@nithyanandatimes.org subscriptions@nithyanandatimes.org sponsors@nithyanandatimes.org Website www.nithyanandatimes.org www.nithyananda.org www.youtube.com/lifeblissfoundation Subscription Rates One year (12 issues): Rs 350/= Two Years (24 issues): Rs 700/= Three Years (36 issues): Rs 1050/= To subscribe online visit www.nithyanandatimes.org Disclaimer The meditation techniques included in this magazine are to be practiced only under the direct supervision of an ordained teacher of Nithyananda Mission (NM) and in consultation with your personal physician to determine your fitness and ability to do the techniques. They are not intended to be a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. If someone tries these techniques without prior participation in the meditation programs of NM and without the direct supervision of an ordained teacher of NM, they shall be doing so entirely at their own risk; neither the author, nor the publisher nor NM shall be responsible for the consequences of their actions. 2013 eN Galleria Private Limited All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission of the publisher. In the event that you use any of the information in this book for yourself, the author and the publisher assume no responsibility for our actions.

Paramahamsa Nithyananda is a global leader in the science of enlightenment. Coronated as the 293rd pontiff of the worlds most ancient Hindu organization, the Madurai Aadheenam, Nithyananda is revered as a living avatar (divine incarnation) by millions worldwide. The oldest apex body of Hinduism coronated him as one of their 44 spiritual heads in the 2013 Maha Kumbh. He has been honored with the title of Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirvani Peeth. He is the most-watched spiritual teacher on youtube.com with more than 14 million views, and the author of more than 300 books published in 27 global languages. Nithyananda was recently named among the world's top 100 most spiritually influential personalities of 2012 by renowned esoteric magazine 'Mind Body Spirit' from Watkins.

A spiritual genius with an enlightened insight into everything from management to meditation, from relationships to religion, and from success to spirituality, Nithyananda brings to us a wealth of practical wisdom, meditation techniques, kriyas and tools for lasting inner transformation. A trained yogi, a powerful spiritual healer and a siddha, Paramahamsa Nithyananda is working actively with scientists and researchers worldwide to decode the mystical yogic sciences of the East, including levitation, teleportation and manifestation (materialization).

When Paramahamsa Nithyananda ascends the traditional seat of deeksha daana (initiation) every morning and starts his discourse (satsang), thousands of people from over 30 countries participate live via 2-way video conferencing, while thousands view it live on Nithyananda TV.

My Dear Ones,
Integrity removes the self fulfilling negative prophecies in your life, in your cognizance, in your inner space! When you start something, if
you just decide to remove the negative cognizance, suddenly you will have the courage to grasp the whole scene of the action you are going to get into. You always internally prepare yourself for facing any failure. That does not need to strengthen your belief that youre going to have failure. As you are preparing, you gather the tools to handle the failures and each time you remember those possible failures, you make it as a commitment to yourself that you will have failure. So, I am telling you now, dont plan for failure, plan for success and you will always have success!

Be Blissful!

Paramahamsa Nithyananda
Spiritual Founder of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam

life strategy

Are You Aging or Growing?

Adapted from the collected talks of Nithyananda

The
who

wise

grieve

neither

for

those

example, when someone is irrationally scared of riding a bike. He doesn't allow himself to even consider the possibility that it is a perfectly safe act, let alone stretch out to understand the root cause of the fear and eliminate it. This is inauthenticity, and it is the reason for any kind of fear. Inauthenticity is the unwillingness to stretch to your peak potential in the given moment of life.

have departed nor for those who have

not departed. This thought opens up many different dimensions of life. It is the wise who do not grieve for the departed, as they understand that an individual who has spent his life in growth will always continue to live and the one who hasnt was long lost.

There

is a clear difference between

growing

and aging. One who proceeds

Due

to lack of integrity arises greed.

through lifes experiences and uses them to constantly add authenticity and integrity to his cognizance, grows. Taking every experience of life as a lesson in living these truths expands the consciousness. A person who has grown over time is one who will live on regardless of his physical presence.

Integrity is fulfilling the words you give to yourself and to others. Instead of fulfilling the words given to yourself and to others, you frantically gather more and more words! When people fail to fulfill the words they made to themselves initially, they try to think of what they want further, planning more and focusing less on what was to be fulfilled initially. When

One

who is tired at the end

of all of

they dont take responsibility for things, there begins the pattern of depending on others, which makes a person feel powerless. This feeling causes worry, as there is always the

lifes lessons is only aging. When there is no will to stretch out as far as possible, a person is operating from engraved memories. For

life strategy

Every
growing

moment is an

spent

in

indication of

life. When the consciousness is nurtured by authenticity, integrity, responsibility and enrichment, there is no doubt that the soul will never depart, even if the body departs. A wise man does not grieve the passing of a person who has grown, as he knows that he continues to live on.

For
chance that the thing one depends on will no longer exist. Selfishness arises from the lack of willingness of a person to enrich another with his own experiences. This selfishness gives way to a constant need for attention from others, as the person is unwilling to enrich himself or others around him.

every moment of fear,

greed, worry

and selfishness,

there is dullness. One could even say that this is death, as the soul has long since departed.

There

is

technique

that

nurtures growth.

Keep a diary that

records every emotion lived during the day. For every experience, understand either there is growth and enrichment of the consciousness or there is aging that comes from exhaustion. This gives life a fresh start. It sends out the message that every experience in life, good or bad, can be used either to grow or to age.

When greed,

the

emotions

of

fear,

worry

and need for attention

take their toll, the person is left exhausted by life. Such a person has simply aged with time, not grown.

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Maha Kumbh Mela 2013


The Maha Kumbh Mela happens once in every 144 yrs on the Banks of the River Ganga in Prayag (Allahabad), India. It of the Vedic tradition. On the Mouni Amavasya Shaahi Shaan Day alone, 30 million pilgrims took a dip in the River Ga Hinduism coronated Nithyananda as one of their 44 spiritual heads. Nithyananda has been honored with the title of

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around the world

Image Legend: 1. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Scenes: Crowds throng all bathing places on the Mouni Amavasya Snaan ( 10th February, 2013) 2. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Scenes: Pontoon bridges on the River Ganga packed with pilgrims in the early hours of morning 3. Nithyananda in his shivir conducting live morning satsang via video conferencing 4. Nithyananda welcomes Maha Nirvani Akhada Peethadeeshwar Acharya Mahamandalwsewar Sri Vishwadevananda Ji in his shivir. The Hindi version of the Bhagavad Gita is launched on this auspicious occasion. 5. The royal procession of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam on the pontoon bridge on the day of the Mouni Amavasya Shaahi Snaan.

t is the biggest gathering of humanity and shows the strength anga. During this Maha Kumbh Mela, the oldest apex body of Mahamandaleshwar of Maha Nirvani Peeth.

around the world

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around the world

Image Legend:

1. Nithyananda Dhyanapeetams royal procession in the early hours of the morning on Mouni Amavasya Shaahi Snaan Day 2. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Scenes: Millions of pilgrims proceed for snaan on Mouni Amavasya in the early morning shubh muhoorta (auspicious time) for snaan (holy bath) 3. Maha Kumbh Mela 2013 Scenes: Sadhus in the Kumbh Mela 4. Scene from the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam royal procession. 5. Pilgrims taking a dip in the holy River Ganga 6. Swami Vishwananda visits Nithyananda in the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam shivir in the Kumbh Mela 7. Honorable VHP President Sri Ashok Singhal visits Nithyananda in the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam shivir in the Kumbh Mela 8. Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam gives bhandara to sadhus

around the world

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Paramahamsa Nithyananda Honored with the title


Image Legend: 1. & 2. Coronation rituals in progress 3, 4, 5, 6. Celebrations and royal procession after the Coronation

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around the world

of Maha Mandaleshwar of Maha Nirvani Peeth

nithyanandoham

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nithyanandoham

What is Initiation?
Initiation is a powerful tool that allows a disciple to get a glimpse of satori, or the Truth. It defies logic and understanding.
Adapted from Nithyanandas Discourse during the first Nithya Dhyaan Satsang in Bangalore, India in December, 2007

Enlightened

methods of expressing the truth to their disciples.

Masters

have

several

means

Everything starts from listening. Usually, within the space of a few minutes a persons mind goes through many thoughts, just like flipping channels at home on ones attentiveness should be only with the Master.

intense

LISTENING.

Listening

is

God.

One such method uses words. When a teacher

expresses a truth to a disciple in this way it is called

teaching. While words can be a powerful tool to

convey messages and truths, a Master has the ability method is called initiation.

a television. For the transmission of truth to take place, The second thing that is needed is to be receptive and open to the truths being expressed. One should just relax and go with the flow. It is also important to not must let go of preconceived, prejudiced ideas and hypothetical questions; the words and expression of doubts.

to directly transmit an experience to a disciple. This

Initiation

person to get a glimpse of the truth. When some truth which comes out of an enlightened inner space suddenly clicks with a person, it is called initiation. Initiation does not mean chanting some special mantra in someones ears, or doing something special. It means directly experiencing a great truth

is a powerful tool that allows a

wait for or expect anything to happen. Rather, one

the Master will simply dissolve all the confusion and

which has the power to bring about a transformation in the person being initiated. Some part of the mind may of course continue to resist the truth since it is if the person accepts the truth and starts expressing it too strong. Too many things may need to be changed in his life. However, the core of his being will resonate with the truth. His heart will feel connected with the truth which the Master is expressing.

that can happen to any person at any time. Even if a disciple has already undergone the process, they can still be initiated by another Master anytime afterwards. One must only remember the two Sanskrit, a mantra is defined as Mantrayate iti mantra. important prerequisites: Be present and relax. In Mantrayate means the truths which not only bring the very source of depression in you! An initiation is

Initiation

is an extraordinary experience

you out of depression, but once and for all remove the direct experience of such a truth, even if it is just disciple, but only a disciple can prepare himself for it.

For

are needed. The first thing is: listening. In Vedantic tradition there is a beautiful word shravana, which

initiation to happen, only two things

a glimpse. The Master can offer that glimpse to a

siddha & ayurveda

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Navadhi Kriya for a Healthy Body


Adapted from Nithyanandas Morning Discourse delivered in December, 2012, on Cruise on the Indian Ocean during the 21-Day Inner Awakening Program

Navadhi kriya is a small and simple do this kriya regularly, at least once a week.
exercise to balance the three doshas of our body. The three doshas are vata, pitta and kapha, and they aptly represent the three forces of Nature; the air, fire and earth elements. When they are in balance, the body becomes free of any illness or disease. When we bring integrity within our thinking and take ownership of our body, we remove the mental blocks that cling on to a diseased body. Just uttering the words I own my body. I declare to have a healthy body, to oneself and doing this simple kriya will help a person to create a yogic body. Ayurveda teaches that regular vomiting of the pitta clears the intestines and removes the excess belly fat. The dis-balanced pitta of the body gets removed from the system through the oral route.

Ayurvedic scientists also claim that


this kriya can heal even cancer, since cancer is nothing but an imbalance of the three doshas.

INSTRUCTIONS 1. 2. Clip your nails and clean the Apply a pinch of Haritaki powder

This kriya is practiced in many Ayurveda


hospitals as a part of the initial cleansing procedures before actual treatment. The kriya involves inducing vomiting by massaging the innermost part of the throat. The mechanism of action is that excess kapha from the throat, vata from the chest and pitta from liver, all three are expelled out, thus balancing them. It is strongly recommended for the initiated Niraahaaris (initiated disciples dont eat solid food) to

thumb well before proceeding. on your fingertip. Applying Haritaki powder will help get rid of ulcers, if any, and remove bad breath.

3. 4.
down.

Massage the upper palate in a Lie down and rest the body for

circular manner. Allow vomiting to happen. approx. 45 min, to allow the body to settle

Green Peas Snack

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bliss bites

Green peas (Pisum sativum) are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables which originate from the subHimalayan plains of North-West India. Fresh green peas are a rich source of folic acid, ascorbic acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin B complex, proteins, minerals, fibre and calories and have zero cholesterol. Not surprisingly, they are a popular ingredient in many Indian dishes. This green peas snack is ideal as a breakfast item, a main course dish or an evening snack that is very easy to prepare.

I ngredients
1/2 kg fresh green peas 1 slice of ginger, grated 1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. cumin seeds (jeera) 3 tsp. coriander powder 1 pinch of asafoetida (heeng) 1/2 tsp. red chilli powder 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder (haldi) 1 tsp. salt (as per taste) 1/2 cup water 1 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil

Preparation
1) Shell the fresh green peas by splitting open the pea pods and taking out the green pea seeds inside. Separate all the green pea seeds and wash them well. 2) Add a tbsp. of vegetable cooking oil to a *pressure cooker and allow it to heat. Add the cumin seeds and let them crackle. Then, add the red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and the asafoetida. Mix well. 3) To this mixture, now add the shelled green pea seeds. Mix well. Now add the salt. Mix again. When the spices have mixed well with the peas, add the half cup water and mix again. Now close the lid of the pressure cooker and allow it to simmer for 15 mins. After 15 mins, turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker cool down. 4) Serve the hot, cooked green peas and garnish with chopped coriander, lemon juice and grated ginger on the top. The dish can be eaten as a snack or as a side dish with breads or chapatis. *In the absence of a pressure cooker, use a wok. After mixing all the ingredients, cover the wok with a lid, not allowing any vapour to escape, and allow the dish to simmer for approx. 20 mins, turning frequently.

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Mind is an ACTION !

Adapted from Nithyanandas Discourse on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras in March, 2009 delivered in Vancouver, Canada

Tada Drastuh Svarupe Vasthanam (Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Sutra 3 - Verse I)

The

first concept to imbibe is that your

mind is not an object, it is an action.


We always feel that the mind is bigger than our brain. We always say that the brain is only physical, but the mind is subtle, so it holds a greater power over the brain. However, one of my masters once told me a very beautiful statement - One action of your brain is called mind. We can do many things with our legs, like walking and running. In the same way, the mind or thinking is make you realize that you can relax from it at any time. just another action of your brain. Cognizing this truth will

Unclutching

is the essence of Patanjalis

Yoga Sutras. The ancient Indian sage Patanjali, who was the founder of the ancient yogic sciences, condensed the truth, explanations of which would occupy volumes, into this one short verse. According to him, unclutching or the cessation of the mind and all its thoughts, can be achieved by understanding a few simple concepts.

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be unclutched

The

moment

you

realize

that you are

of the outer situation - whatever is happening around a person. That is surrendering to the now, the present moment. Experiencing certain emotions in response to the outer world situation and accepting those emotions, is the second level of acceptance. That is accepting the inner world situation - accepting that certain outer world situations will bring about certain inner world changes in you. Suzuki was accepting his masters death and also accepting the pain he felt in response to it. He was completely in acceptance.

responsible for your thinking, you will stop. Only when you dont want to take the responsibility for it, will you go on postponing and your mind will continue to enslave you. This is the essence of this verse - to take responsibility for your subtle actions called the mind. Do you ever ask yourself why you stopped or started doing a particular action? No! You simply know why, and thats why you performed the action in the first place. In the same way, you can start, stop and restart your own mind - if you take the responsibility and do it. Taking responsibility for each and every action, and having the awareness that all situations around us and within us are a reflection of our own inner space is the only way to live authentically. This includes taking responsibility for our own minds.

If

you accept only the outer world and try to be

calm and collected all the time without accepting the anger or pain in you, you cannot be established in your true nature. When you are in complete acceptance, suddenly you will see that you are established in your nature, that you are no more in the chaos that your mind creates, but simply pure consciousness. Being established in this state is known as unclutching. When thoughts disappear and cessation happens, it results in relaxation into your own true nature.

The

second concept is acceptance. In Zen

philosophy, there is a small story: There was a great enlightened master who had an enlightened disciple called Suzuki. When Suzukis master died, he began to cry. All of the masters other disciples came and asked Suzuki why he was crying, because after all, an enlightened being cannot cry! Suzuki retorted that if that holds true, then he was no longer interested in enlightenment. He could not be so insensitive, because he knew how much he will miss the masters physical presence. Then, another disciple asked him, What about acceptance? Have you been teaching it to us all these years without experiencing it yourself?. In response to this, Suzuki beautifully explained that there are two levels of acceptance. The first is acceptance

The

very idea of complete acceptance is a

technique in itself. There is no need to practice any additional meditation in order to live this. The concept of complete acceptance, if understood and practiced, will establish you in the state of unclutching. Unless you are able to completely accept situations, you cannot unclutch. After acceptance, you will realize that your mind is just an action and you must take the responsibility to stop it. Just internalizing these two truths will become a technique in itself and you will be unclutched.

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Maha Shiva Ratri, 10th March, 2013


Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Hindu God of
rejuvenation, Maha Shivaratri is a celebration of the expression of Divine energy in the cosmos.

Adapted from Nithyanandas Discourse on the Maha Shiva Ratri, 2009 in Bidadi Ashram, Bangalore, India

According to vedic texts, on this day Shiva

first expressed himself on the planet earth. It is said that Brahma, the god of creation, and Vishnu, the god of sustenance, were fighting over who was supreme. Shiva, appearing before them as a shaft of light, states that whoever can find the beginning or end of His form will be supreme. Brahma flew towards Shivas head, while Vishnu searched for His feet. Neither had any luck. Realizing defeat, Vishnu gave up, while Brahma The superconscious energy has to decided to cheat his way to victory. Upon seeing reveal itself to the world and elevate the world a screw pine flower falling from Shivas ears, to its level. Shiva Ratri is the night when the Divine revealed itself to the world and elevated the world. The first and foremost incarnation since time immemorial happened in the cosmos on the midnight of Shiva Ratri. From this darkness the great light beam happened, the conscious shaft expressed. Shiva, the multidimensional incarnation, happened on the timeline on Maha Shiva Ratri. Each dimension of Mahadeva expresses one dimension of Jeevan Mukti (living enlightenment) in its full form. Shiva Ratri is a great opportunity for everyone to raise themselves to the Shiva consciousness, to the Shiva state. Each person is an embodiment of Shiva. In everyone, Shiva is radiating Himself, He is available, He is present. Shiva Ratri is the time when one can start radiating that Shiva consciousness NOW.

he took it to Shiva saying that he brought it himself. Shiva knew it was a lie. Shiva appeared in all His glory, and pronounced that Brahma will not be worshiped in his divine form by people and neither will the flower be used in the worship of Shiva. Shiva made Brahma realize his inauthenticity and uplifted the world through His Divine form. The message from this historic tale is that neither intellect (represented by Brahma) nor wealth (represented by Vishnu) by itself can lead one to the ultimate. Seeing Brahma, Shiva revealed Himself to the whole world.

21-foot healing Shiva Linga in the Bidadi ashram, India

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vedic renaissance

Holi, 27th March, 2013


Holi, the festival of colors,
is a Hindu festival celebrating the commemoration of the spring season. Once an observance of good harvests and fertile land, it is marked as a time of rejoicing in the abundant colors of spring and bidding farewell to winter. Celebrations consists of holding bonfires and throwing colored powder at one another. Yet, aside from these exuberant celebrations, Holis roots lie in an ancient Hindu legend, which itself adds significance to the festivities. use his sister Holika to help kill his son.

According to legend, Holika


had been given mystical powers by

According to the legend, there


lived an asura (demon) king named Hiranyakashyap, who was extremely arrogant and felt himself higher than even the Gods. Prahalad was the kings son who was a faithful devotee of Lord Vishnu. The king asked his son, Who is greater, God or me? His son unfalteringly answered God as Hiranyakashyap was only a king. This made Hiranyakashyap furious and he decided to kill Prahalad. However, despite numerous attempts to kill his son, Hiranyakashyap failed every time. Prahalad survived poisonings, stampeding elephants, venomous snake attacks and other nefarious plots. Hiranyakashyap then decided to

the gods that made her immune to fire. One day she grabbed Prahalad, and with him on her lap, she sat in the middle of a large fire. Despite the dire situation, Prahalad remained devoted to Lord Vishnu and he went unscathed, while Holika herself was burned to death. Shortly thereafter, Lord Vishnu himself killed Hiranyakashyap by appearing from a pillar, taking the form of Lord Narasimha - half man, half animal - to fulfill Prahlads words that God is everywhere. Seeing the authenticity of Prahlad, Lord VIshnu Himself came down on the planet earth to fulfill the words uttered by his devotee and protect him.

Today, Hindus burn the bonfire


of Holika symbolizing the power of devotion and the triumph of spiritual strength over the collective negativity of the society. Springtime is a time of new life and energy. Through remembrance of ancient truths and celebration of present joys, Holi embodies the essence of this renewal and vitality.

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You are Naturally Programmed f


Taken from Nithyanandas Collected Discourses on the subject of Integrity, Authenticity, Responsibility & Enrichment delivered in February, 2013 in Bidadi Ashram, Bangalore, India

By

nature, God built you with integrity. Your built-in, natural nature is integrity. That is why when you are in integrity, you feel so full, so complete. Life starts with integrity, authenticity, taking responsibility and enriching yourself and others. Integrity is you fulfilling the word and thoughts you give to yourself and to others and experiencing a state of poornatva (completion) with yourself and with life. Authenticity is you being established in the peak of your capability and responding to life from who you perceive yourself to be for your own self (mamakara), who you project yourself to be for others (ahamkara), and what others expect you to be for them (anyakara). Your mamakara, ahamkara and anykara need to be aligned. Responsibility is living and responding to life from the truth that you are the source of, and therefore, you are responsible for all happenings in and around you. Only in the space of responsibility life flowers in you. Enriching means constantly enriching you and others. Enriching is continuously infusing all these three tattvas in your life and others life.

When

so much of your inner space is available to you. This naturally brings authenticity in you and makes you take responsibility and continue to enrich yourself and others.

you start being integrated,

The

everything is impossible.

first sign of non integrity will be that you will feel

Just like for each disease there are symptoms such as knee pain, fainting, headaches, and so on, if you are feeling that everything is impossible in your life, you have a lack of integrity, it is the symptom. You need to sit and complete with yourself.

Change your Past to Change your F uture


Before changing your future, change your past. Immediately, the
question arises, How can my past be changed? It has already happened. Every idea you carry about your past is wrong. You do not remember your past as it happened, you carry an edited version of your past with you. People usually say, Dont bother about the past, change your future. No! I am saying, dont bother about your future, change your past! The hangover you carry from the past is the disease you are suffering with. You are not going to be out of the disease until you complete with your past. The load of the past will not even allow you to make any decisions, leave alone execution. Making whatever you think as impossible as possible is integrity. Why will anything not be possible? The word impossible cannot even exist in your conscious constitution.

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for Success!
This
sangha

biggest miracle

(Community) is the I have demonstrated.

Built in such a short span of time, inspite of so much beating. If I am possible, nothing is impossible! We just need to carry the past without the load, the inner space of possibility. I am not teaching you positive thinking, that is the biggest negative thinking that can happen to you! All your positive thinking is like a comedian laughing at you, it is not a hero doing great things. When a lion goes into a forest, he doesnt declare he is the king, everybody knows he is the king. When integrity starts happening in you, you don't declare you are positive, you just make everyone experience you are positivity. Positivity is nothing but the absence of the load of past negativity. Then you just flow in positivity, you just flow in completion.

There is no such thing as practicality.


Practicality is the most impractical thing in the world. The idea of practicality is nothing but suicidal because it is coming from the past. Any human being has authenticity and inauthenticity both. When you live in authenticity, you will bring the response of authenticity from the other person also. Make it very clear to yourself, you are the source. Success or failure is decided by you inside. Continuously listen to your inner being. Continuously do completions with yourself and others. Feeling powerful inside will make everything a success for you. Feeling powerless inside, nothing will be success for you. When you are feeling powerful, failure doesnt even enter your breathing space.

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What do you really believe Stop your prophecies! about you?


When
integrity, you will know your strong beliefs. you start thinking with

One of the biggest problems human beings have you love to be successful, but you deeply believe you are a failure! This is one of the biggest paradox with which human beings are suffering. It shows the lack of integrity in your thinking. Understand, some of your actions may be failure, some of your decisions or dimensions may be a failure, but YOU are never a failure - because you are still breathing!

When

you

have

not

lost

the

inspiration to take the responsibility for your life, nothing is lost.

If you take the responsibility, even death cannot come near you. With integrity and authenticity, when you take responsibility, the consciousness growing in the body starts happening more intensely. Whether it is to do with health, or creativity, or solving relationship problems, creating wealth or achieving the inner fulfillment, let your every decision be out of authenticity and enriching; not out of anything else not out of fear or greed.

When you start living in integrity, you will diagnose the self-fulfilling negative prophecies you constantly give to yourself. Each one of you is your own negative astrologer. First you give yourself the self-fulfilling negative prophecy - I am a failure. Then you train yourself for that! First you are an astrologer who predicts that you are a failure, then you are a trainer who trains you to be a failure. If it still does not happen, you behave like a judge and declare that you are a failure! When you are about to get into the car itself, you declare you will have an accident. Then when you drive, you will continuously sleep, and even after that when only a small accident happens, you just hit one corner of the road, nothing happens to you or the car, still you say I told you that accident will happen! See what happened?

self-fulfilling negative

Declare your integrity, not your failure. The power of integrity will teach

you to diagnose your self-fulfilling negative prophecies. Sometimes you take up failure as the self-sympathy creating mechanism to justify your failure. You think that for success you have to work, but failure happens naturally! How many of you think you have to work hard for success, but failure comes naturally? Bring integrity; you will

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understand success is the natural flow of your life. For failure you have to work very hard!

You are programmed to be


successful

Krishna

says very beautifully

their nature, our senses are tuned for the outer world means, they are tuned to be active, alive and creating. Extrovert does not mean it is negative. Extrovert senses will always be alive, creative, active, contributing. All great creative persons took responsibility for their extrovert senses. Senses are extrovert, they flow naturally. By nature, they flow towards for achieving. You are programmed by nature to be successful! The natural programming of you is to be successful. But lack of integrity allows the poison of self-fulfilling negative prophecies to grow in your system. The first thing a human being needs to do is weed out all the self-fulfilling negative prophecies he carries in him.

- by

holes, snake holes are the negative selffulfilling prophecies! All the energy you bring, all the Kundalini energy (latent yogic energy) I pour into you, just goes and settles there. Finally - no water. Neither paddy nor Ganga water can flow, because all 24 hours you are weighed, loaded with negative selffulfilling prophecies. First thing a human being needs to know is how to weed out the negative self-fulfilling prophecies.

Your integrity can remove


your negativity

Self-fulfilling

are the chains tied to your legs;

negative prophecies

R amakrishna gives a very beautiful example: how much ever water you bring

into your paddy field, if there are too many frog holes, rat holes, all the water will go and settle there. You will not have water for growing the paddy. The frog holes, rat

they are the weight on your inner space. Integrity is the only way you can even find those negative self-fulfilling prophecies and weed them out. If you start looking, naturally you will not give your negative self-fulfilling prophecies any more life. Even for ten days, if you look at your negative self-fulfilling prophecies with awareness, they will die. Understand - even if you had negative self-fulfilling prophecies for 1000 years, if you do not encourage them for just ten days, they will die. Even if the tree has grown for 1000 years, it takes just a few minutes to die if you pour acid. Integrity is the acid that can destroy the weeds of negative self-fulfilling prophecies in you.

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just thinking with integrity removes the weeds of negativity.

You do not need courage to fight negativity, you just need the awareness to remove negativity. If you think you need courage, you are caught in the wrong fight! If you think you need to fight your negativity, it is like bringing an atom bomb to fight with your own shadow. If you put an atom bomb, who is going to die? You are also going to die. NO! You just need a torch to fight with your shadow! You just need the torch of integrity to remove the negativity.

Completion Removes Negativity


Every time, the moment you have a strong idea or belief
that what you are doing is going to be a failure, just remember that your belief is a commitment and word that you are giving to you. When you give a commitment, knowingly or unknowingly you will fulfill it. So, if you give that word, naturally you have to fulfill it! Do you want to fulfill that word? No. Then tell yourself - I am not going to fulfill it. I am going to have the cognition of fulfillment, not failure. Consciously disown and complete with it.

If it comes back, do that again. Complete with it again and again.


How many times will it come back? Practice it. Even your belief is not required. Your cognizance is only what is required. Even if you have cognized this theoretically, it is enough. Now apply this mechanical process, then come back to me with the result. It is a homework for you. For 48 hours, practice this cognizance.

Completing all the incompletions is the basic step in life.


For whatever hurts you are carrying inside, reach out to the person involved and complete with him/her. If you are not able to reach out to that person, atleast sit in front of a mirror, invoke that persons presence and complete. Unless poornatva (completion) happens, nothing can be done. Life does not start.

Integrity removes the self fulfilling negative prophecies in your life, in your cognizance, in your inner space! When
you start something, if you just decide to remove the negative cognizance, suddenly you will have the courage to grasp the whole scene of the action you are going to get into. Integrity will simply remove the negative cognizance from your inner space.

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Poornatva Kriya - Be Complete!


Taken from Nithyanandas Daily Discourses on the subject of Completion delivered in 2013 in Bidadi Ashram, Bangalore, India

The

fundamental way of enriching life with enlightenment is by being complete with all the patterns carried within. Any action that remains unfulfilled as per our fantasy, either due to hindrance from the outside world or from within can be termed as an incompletion. This can be either with ourselves or with another person. If we want a friend to live up to certain expectations that he or she can not honour, then it leads to incompletion. The first step to healing such an incompletion is to render the relationship complete. The only way to do this is by facing the other person and healing the hurt caused in the relationship. This can also be done by invoking their presence if they are no longer physically present. This process of completion and subsequent healing is absolutely necessary. Unless we are complete in all dimensions, life does not begin living does not happen in us.

by us, relating to ourselves, remains as an incompletion. The ideas which we have about us, we should either fulfill them or drop them. If we can not afford to fulfill them with our adopted lifestyle then dropping those will bring about completion with ourselves. For completion to happen, authentic listening needs to happen first. We need to authentically listen to the cries of our heart. This does not mean we will do everything that our heart wants. Just listening to our heart can give tremendous self satisfaction. Completion with ourselves involves giving ourselves the much needed self-attention. It even cures physical pain, as pain is a simple manifestation of being unable to sit comfortably with oneself.

Similarly,

incompletion

also

happens

internally. Any unfulfilled desire or fantasy carried

When there is a disturbance, the source is invariably from within us. Be it any kind of hindrance, this technique of completion within the self will be the path to enriching ones life and cleansing the body of all negativity in its varied forms.

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Sva-Poornatva Kriya
a . Identify your source inauthenticity - What is it that has been a repetitive pattern or inauthenticity that you are carrying within you which makes you experience low energy again and again and keeps on repeating itself in your life? Also identify other additional inauthenticities that you are carrying within you which make you experience low energy in your life. b. If you do not remember repetitive experiences in your life where the same inauthenticity has happened again and again, identify the experiences in your life where there are different kinds of inauthenticities you carry within, which make you experience low energy in your life.

with completion.

Then go to a place where you have a mirror. Please understand that the person in the mirror is the incomplete half of you. Often that incomplete half of you is a small child only a few days/months/years old. So when you complete with the little you in the mirror, you restore completion to the person in the mirror and inside you as well. This is what you should do:

Sit
mirror

in a comfortable position facing the

Connect with the person in the mirror Look directly into the eyes of the person
in the mirror

See the 1 year old or 2 year old or the 3 year old


or the 4 year old or the 10 year old in the mirror which is the incomplete half of you

Make

a conscious resolution with integrity, authenticity and responsibility and make this declaration Now, I am only being complete in life. Declare to yourself I am now in poornatva. I am committing to being complete and causing completion for myself and for life. I am enriching myself and life

Go

back to earliest memories of your life and contemplate on incidents/situations in your life where you have experienced low level energy emotions such as anger, guilt, frustration and agitation with yourself (incompletion in some form) from those incidents/situations

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responsibility for liberating
you cannot even think of facing that person and talking to him or her. If that is the case, first sit in front of the mirror and invoke that persons presence in the mirror. See that person sitting in the mirror. Connect with that person making eye to eye contact with him/ her in the mirror. Re-live incidents that happened between you and that person and then talk to the person in the mirror till you experience completion.

Now
yourself

take

yourself from this inauthenticity you are carrying within you and the incompletion that you have kept alive for

Re-live

those

incidents/situations

completely. Then, talk aloud with the person in the


mirror till you experience completion happening both for you and for the person in the mirror.

Note: Repeat
you

re- living

the

incidents/

You may be in talking terms with the person or you


are comfortable with that person and have no major resistance in communicating with that person. If that is the case, talk to that person directly either in person or, if you do not have access to talking in person, talk over the phone. If there is no access to even a phone, then communicate through email. If there is no access to email also, then sit with the mirror and connect with that person in the mirror and do the completion process.

situations and continue talking again and again till you experience being free of the low level emotions inside

Once

you have experienced completion with

incomplete part of u in the mirror -

You will feel light You will feel absence of something, being
relieved of some big burden

Until this happens, continue digging out. Keep finishing it off. Getting it out of you, First do Poornatva Kriya with your mother.
expose it totally.

Before you begin to talk to her, remind yourself With integrity, authenticity and responsibility, I am declaring that I am enriching myself and life with completion.

Once

you feel that there is an absence of

heaviness, to a certain extent svapoornatva is done. Continue doing this till you experience completely being out of its grip, till you are completely out of pain or any other heaviness that exists within.

Then

you

talk

to

your mother, share the

incidents where you experienced incompletion with her. Share with her the inauthenticity that was there inside you in each situation which left you incomplete with her. Take responsibility for that inauthenticity now and LISTEN and talk to your mother and restore completion.

Poornatva Kriya
Make
a conscious resolution
with integrity, authenticity and responsibility and make this declaration I am only being complete in life. Declare to yourself I am now in poornatva. I am committing to being complete and causing completion for myself and for life. I am enriching myself to completion.

When you are complete, you will experience a shift in the way you now experience your mother - that is, you will see the heaviness reducing, you will feel free.

After you complete with your mother, do this


process with your father & all other relationships in your life such as - your brothers, sisters, spouse, children, friends, etc. Most important thing to note is Do not entertain spontaneous lying. When you are talking to yourself and others during this kriya, be aware of not getting into spontaneous lying. Listen to others and take responsibility for their inauthenticities also. Also do completion with Swamiji by sitting face to face with his photograph.

Poornatva Kriya is restoring completion to


the different incomplete parts of you which are sitting in others. While doing Poornatva Kriya with others there may be two possibilities

You

may have a very strong resistance to some

person. The resistance or fear or hatred is so strong that

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Shivoham
By Ben Drewry, Arizona, USA
Shiva is a universally worshiped Hindu God who is considered to be the primordial Guru on planet Earth. This poem is written in praise of Lord Shiva.

I am Shiva! I am the eternally Blessed One! There is none else, no force, no thought, no
action beyond Me! like Me!

I am the Pulsating Throb of existence, The surge of creation made from twinkling
energy dust,

Strive to attain Me! All I want is for you to be What is this limited set of knowledge you call
world and self?

The Composer of your incessantly changing


form,

Bundle these two together like a pile of


sticks and burn them in Me!

Observe with awareness the radiance of


each breath,

I am the Essence of your devotion, The splendor of your silent awe, The fountain of grace bubbling within you, Seek with the cup of your mind a drop of My
bliss,

And create worlds within worlds. I am the Lord of Destruction, The black hole that holds the universe in
balance,

And I will fill you with My ocean of unending


delight!

I am the eternally Restful One, The sky of awareness that knows no clouds, The river of peace that cools your nerves, Let your mind dwell on the lotus of your
heart,

The divine secret of rejuvenation is My very


grace,

Fearlessly let your inner eye gaze intently on


My form,

And discover My kingdom of boundless


silence.

And behold the dissolution of the limited


mind.

I am the epitome of all Wonder and Bliss, The elixir of immortality that quenches
every desire, you,

I am the Absolute Knowing by which all is


known,

The sweet nectar of heaven hidden within Plunge yourself through the eye of your
spine,

The pure knowingness that saturates every


object,

And awaken to My festival of divine ecstasy! I am the Unimpeded One, Reaching out to every atom of time and
space,

The unseen witness of your effervescent


thoughts,

With profound nearness ask yourself who


am I?

The supremely independent Actor, Who plays on the stage of your soul, Realize this within and master My divine play.

Until the Iness of I vanquishes the thought I


am

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The Science of Astrology


Adapted from Nithyanandas Discourse on the Shiva Sutras on 3rd December, 2007 delivered in Mont Clair, California, USA

From

disbelief in the subject, astrology still holds its power and influence on human beings due to the amazing science behind it. A report says that in India, 93% of the people read or study their horoscopes regularly before taking any big decisions, including marital decisions. Usually, any concept which expands beyond a certain limit loses its originality and starts getting diluted. The science of astrology is not an exception. However, this does not imply that the science itself is a lie. There is one example, which when understood, will enable a person to connect with the science of astrology.

time immemorial, despite the

persons consciousness enters into their body, the energy level of the cosmos gets printed in that consciousness. Ones inner space gets the print of the cosmic energy level based on the time of the birth and the position of the nine major energy centers.

One

more understanding that needs

For

the camera opens, the outside image gets imprinted on the film. Then the film can be developed to become a photograph. The same film cannot be used for the second time, since it will have the image captured at the first shot. In the same way, the moment a

one moment, when the shutter of

to be internalized is that the astronomical planets are not astrological planet energies. Although the number is the same, the astrological planets are energies. In a temple, nine astrological energies or grahas are worshiped as deities. For example, Shani graha (an astrological planet) is not exactly Saturn. A particular energy of pull and push always exists between the different grahas (astrological planets). Not all the energy that comes from Saturn will influence the planet Earth. Due to energy clash there will be an addition or deletion of energy. For example, if 100 units of push energy comes from Saturn and 20 units of pull energy comes from

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Buddha, it will be neutralized to become 80. If Shukra adds 30 units to the energy, it will become 110 units. By the time it reaches the planet Earth, it may get deviated and change its value to some extent. The net energy that finally reaches the planet Earth is called as Shani.

alterations, many other energies get added or deleted.

The

different

energy

positions

clearly decide the cosmic energy level

This

is a very subtle science. The same

planet Saturn will not have same influence over planet Earth continuously. If Saturn moves, the total calculation of the pull or push will differ. If the astronomical planets and astrological planets were the same, the energy difference would not be there; but it is not the same. It is the totality of the energy that reaches the planet Earth that is called as Shani. The major influence in this energy will be Saturn, but it is not decided by the planetary position of Saturn alone and the value is continuously changing. Similarly, when we say Buddha energy, it is not only the planet Buddha that is radiating that energy. By the time the energy of the planet reaches the planet earth, it goes through almost five

during the time of birth. Based on that, the course of ones life can be predicted easily, although not the exact incidents. Incidents are too minute details and if minute happenings could also be predicted, one wouldnt have any freedom. Having an idea about ones horoscope gives the intelligence to take decisions in life, as well as the intelligence to have acceptance about inevitable situations.

In India,

in the olden days, every family had a family astrologer who knew the family completely and could interpret the energy flow of the family members and guide them accordingly. It will be beneficial for a seeker to read books on horoscope and astrology, to have an opening and glimpse of this science. The astrological sutras encourage ones visualization and the power to connect incidents, which really helps a person grow.

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Anger as ...
Adapted from Nithyanandas Discourse on the Shiva Sutras on 20th March, 2007 delivered in Los Angeles, California, USA

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Meditation

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work on ourselves when a mood against someone or for someone arises within. He says, Let you be centered on you. Let you go to the source of the emotion from where it arose.

This

Shiva Sutras delivered by Mahadeva (Shiva) Himself to Devi, gives solution for all problems - all psychological problems being faced in relationships and otherwise. the psychological problems. Meditation is not a mere replacement for medication or psychological solutions. It has got more sanctity associated with it. and mental health. That is not the main or only effect of and mental solutions.

meditation technique, taken from the

But the purpose of the technique is not only to solve

Whether we are suppressing or expressing


any emotion, for example anger, the other becomes inner space the other will be constantly remembered, important. Even when we suppress an emotion, in our and will be important. Here Shiva is not teaching us to show compassion or to suppress the emotion. No! He handle anger as an energy, without bothering about is simply teaching us to turn the whole direction and the reason or the person. He asks us to drop both and handle the anger as an energy, not as an emotion. When we look at anger as an emotion, we will try to

One small side effect of meditation is having physical meditation, it is something much more than physical

This

enlightenment experience. Mahadeva takes us to a

meditation can directly deliver the

deeper level of our inner space. He explains how to

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look for the reason and convert it into compassion. If we look at it from the angle of the other person, we will try to suppress it, to prevent pouring it on the to create the intense anger.

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other person. Shiva is asking us to drop both. He asks us centered on ourselves, without being moved by any emotion, thoughts and engraved memories.

Step 2. Now,

us to go to the source of the emotion within, making

person and the situations that created the anger in you. Just go to the source of the energy, from where the emotion is arising. Go to the source of the heat and the irritation. Go to the source of the anger. Allow yourself to reach the deepest level of meditation.

forget the object. Forget the

INSTRUCTIONS Step 1. Close


and irritation you already have. Remember your most intimate enemy, the person or people who create anger in you. Remember the people, the objects or situations that create deep anger in you. Allow yourself
your eyes. Sit with any tension

Step 3. Relax, open your eyes.


This meditation technique needs to be practised when anger happens in real life situations. Only then the a deep experience.

anger will be authentic and then the meditation will be

Photo Evas Svammel

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The Charioteer of My Soul


By Sri Nithya Omkarapriyan alias Sushant Shrestha, San Jose, California, USA

He

I said to myself spontaneously after watching Deeper Insights Into Mahabharata on youtube - a discourse given by Swamiji. Somehow the name Keshava felt right, it was how Arjuna addressed Krishna and it was how I related with Swamiji.
is my

Keshava,

to a promising career in corporate management but somehow it did not feel right. I could not move to Washington DC and get a job like many of my friends did. I was looking for something but I did not know what that something was! I was desperate. I began cursing myself, What is wrong with me? Why cant I get a job and be happy like my friends? I was depressed and I began drinking heavily just so that I could numb myself so I do not feel anything. I felt a big void in my life and I began thinking how suicide can indeed seem like a solution.

This

was

2007

and I had just discovered

Swamiji on youtube as I was desperately trying to find some meaning to my life. I had already graduated from my university with a Management and Finance degree and was supposed to head on

somehow turned around into looking for answers on the internet. I searched and searched and searched. I read through many things and then one day I found Life Bliss Foundation channel on youtube. The first discourse I watched was The ultimate morality, Be What you are! I felt a strange pull towards Swamiji and when I watched

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Deeper Insights Into Mahabharata something inside told me that Swamiji is my Guru. I also began to see Swamiji in my dreams frequently.

But I did not care, I was going to see Swamiji, so we flew to LA.

The Longing Then


began the journey of intense longing to see Swamiji, that would not happen for a few years. I literally felt like a gopika waiting to meet Krishna. I called Los Angeles (LA) temple thinking Swamiji lives in LA but someone on the phone told me that Swamiji is leaving the next day so hurry up and come see him. Alas! I was living in Virginia and could not make it. But then I decided I will move near the LA temple so that I can be around Swamiji when he comes and also be surrounded by Swamijis disciples. I packed my bags and drove across country to San Francisco area to spend a few weeks with my brother and then move down to LA. But I discovered that there is a temple in San Jose!

It

were in the temple area just looking around and suddenly... suddenly Swamiji passed right by me! I can never forget that moment, I could feel the air as he passed by me. I saw Swamijis majestic walk for the first time and I stood frozen in my spot. I saw him as a lion and me as a scared little cub. I fell on my knees and called him Keshava.

was not time for the discourse yet so we

Later

come and visit. The lady on the phone insisted that I should do LBP (Life Bliss Program - Level 1). I had no clue what LBP was or anything about it! The lady was Ma Snehamayi. I went to see the temple and pretty soon became a volunteer. I heard all different stories from everyone about spending time with Swamiji and I grew more and more restless. I was waiting and waiting. Then Swamijis tour was announced and Swamiji came to LA in April, 2009.

called the temple to inquire when I can

that night, I timidly went up to the stage as my turn came for energy darshan. Swamiji looked at me for the first time, I went into a different state where nothing else mattered. I said, I finally get to see you! and I greedily hugged him. He was singing the Theppam song and it was perfect, it was one of my favorite songs! He put the mala and the bracelet on me and I touched his feet and then I hugged him again! It was a hug from the divine because it was so fulfilling. I came out all excited and almost dancing and Gynaneshwari Mayi was delighted to see me so happy as she knew I had been waiting for this moment for a long time. As I came out of the hall I noticed something on my hand! It was Swamijis hair! I had Swamijis hair on my hand! I was later asked by Ma Snehamayi to give it so that she could give it back to the ashram, which I did.

The Religious Attack The


to showed a complete different side and I got disillusioned at first and very hurt by how they behaved. But then it all became a blessing in disguise because no longer could I rely on anything or anyone outside of me. I had to mature my gurubhakti (devotion to the Guru) into atmabhakti (Devotion to the Self). I had to be the light unto myself. This started happening! I felt Swamiji
senior disciples whom I looked up

It

2009 that I would first see Swamiji. I was prepared! I had washed and ironed my white kurta, wrote a heartfelt letter to Swamiji to give during energy darshan, bought mala and bracelet to be energized (I would not wear mala or bracelet until Swamiji put it on me himself). Rishi Tejo, Ma Tejo and me were going to see Swamiji in LA! As I went to pick up Ma Tejo from her work, I locked myself out of my car with all my stuff in.
was

April 1st,

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Now As
a volunteer in San Jose

temple, I have discovered and been discovering many joys of living under Swamiji. I do feel like I am moving towards becoming a leader in all areas of my life, being authentic in my relationships, and being of service to others so that they can discover their spiritual dimension as well. Although I long for attention from Swamiji, these words from him always ring in my head, Do not chase me. If you do my work, I will chase you! This gives me the courage and inspiration to work without expectations which has inside me more and more and I actually discovered the sweetness of gurubhakti only after discovering atmabhakti. It was truly a metamorphosis period where I became confident on my own and became determined to get enlightened. made me realize that the work itself is a reward.

I recently saw a dream where Swamiji said, I


am Omkarapriyan. Now I see Swamiji as myself and I am now realizing that after gurubhakti comes atmabhakti and after atmabhakti comes deeper levels of gurubhakti.

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Akashic Readings by Nithyananda


The hallways of the Wheel of Time hide many answers. Get answers to questions that have riddled scientists and curious men for centuries - and more! Coming from The Source - the Cosmic Archives themselves. Cosmic Archives are the mystical records of all the events, words, thoughts and actions that have ever happened in the cosmos. The Time Shaft can be rewound and fast-forwarded for answers that only a living incarnation can access. Akashic Readings are this unique happening taking place here and now. Visit www.nithyananda.org to know more.

Understand these few sacred secrets.


Even these sacred secrets are from Akashic Records. First, nothing, nothing can be destroyed. Please understand, none of your actions, thoughts, plans, emotions, words nothing can be destroyed. Everything is an addition to the existence. Every moment every one of our thoughts, words, actions, everything just goes on get added to the existence. 10,000 years ago what Rishis were doing on the banks of Saraswati is still available in the cosmic archives as if it is happening now. Please understand 60,000 years ago what human beings were doing in the Ganges civilization is available as if it is happening now with the 4D clarity, not just the 3D clarity but 4D clarity. Nothing can be destroyed in the world. Everything, everything is stored.

Akashic Records are the cosmic archives


of everything happened, happening, will happen And one more important sacred secret you need to understand time is not three as you think, past present, future. It is a small mind which cannot see things as it is which needs to segregate, segregate, segregate.

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Past, Present & Future are One!


Taken from the Akashic Readings by Kaalabhairava through Nithyananda on 23rd November, 2012 on the subject Key to Your Future

Continuously wise men all over the world again and again in all religion repeats this one truth: History repeats itself. Understand, the patterns are same. So it is not even repeating. It is re-beating. The whole life is certain rhythm with certain beats. That rhythm is continuously moving. Even the word repeating is not right word. Re-beating is right word. History is constantly re-beating itself because past is not independent of future and future is not independent from the past. There are just single unit. Your innermost consciousness can experience all three at a time. Simply it can experience. Past, present, future, all these three are the very integral part of your inner space.

For example, if
you keep a fruit basket on the table ordinarily if you look in one moment, and you know it is a fruit basket with five different fruits are there, but for a child it cannot grasp the the whole thing immediately. He will say first, oh banana, then mango, pineapple, apple. It can understand one by one by one. Same past, present, future, in Sanskrit we call it Kaala. Only an ignorant mind grasp, perceives as past, present, future, but in truth it is not three different things.

An enlightened being sees Kaala as one, one entity,


one experience, one reality.

When enlightened masters say, Future is predetermined,


they are saying the truth. When

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enlightened masters say, Future can be changed, can be alerted they are saying the truth. Please understand, when enlighten masters are saying future cannot be altered it is predetermined, they are saying the truth. When enlightened masters say future can be altered , it is your freedom, they are saying the truth. Both are true, both of them are saying the truth. When Ramana Maharishi says, future is predetermined, he is speaking the truth. When Ramakrishna said, future can be altered, it is your freedom they are saying the truth. When enlighten masters are saying both are truth, they are saying the truth. When Ramana Maharishi is says, future is predetermined he is saying the truth. When Ramakrishna says, the future can be altered he is saying the truth. When Nithyananda says, Both are truth He is saying the truth. Just expand the scope of your understanding, you will see the truth in all three statements.

a freedom over it. That is why I tell you, celebrate this message. The revelation happening to all of you right now is a gift from Kaalabhairava, Maha Kaala, which I received just today morning. Because such a great truth, I cannot be keeping it, hiding inside of my heart. I am not that violent person. The moment that it is gifted to me, I open it and share it with you all. I only received only just todays morning. Understand, celebrate! This is the greatest message to the humanity. The possibility of realization is predetermined. The possibility of beautiful moments in your life getting clarity, restful awareness falling back receiving the inspiration is predetermined in your life. That cannot be changed. Only the possibility of delusion is your freedom. Again, celebrate because it is your freedom you can always stop the delusion.

What a beautiful existence. Just make this


into your reality. Make this into reality. Future has two possibility. The possibility of falling back into the wisdom, enlightenment, restful awareness, that is predetermined. That is extension of the past. That is programmed. Only the possibility of delusion is your freedom. I think Kaalabhairava has solved all problems related to past, present and future and the questions possible about past, present, future.

Your future has two layers. One, the


possibility of distortions and second is possibility of falling back into the restful awareness. Possibility of falling back into the restful awareness is predetermined. That cannot be changed. The possibility of getting diluted is changeable. You have

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Q&A

Q & A
Question: You have said in some discourses that one can learn to function on two to three hours of sleep a day. I need that in order to be
closer to you. understanding and vast inner space; we will be able to accommodate even those things. Thats not a problem. But this is an age old problem. All fighting on this planet is between politicians and religious people. Thats all.

Master: Two to three hours of sleep happens as a by product of our psychological revolution.
When the intensity happens in us, so much love for doing something or to enjoy something happens inside that suddenly sleep reduces. Thats all. If we have something which is more interesting than sleep, then naturally sleep will reduce. In most of our lives, there is nothing more interesting than sleep. So we decide to just lie down.

If you are truly spiritual, even if you are a politician you wont fight. In ancient times there
were a few spiritual kings. There were a few peaceful kings who never fought, for example Akbar.

On the other hand, there were some people who were supposed to become politicians, but for one reason or another they became religious people. Still, because of their mindset
they always created conflict and war. This shows us that if the spiritual essence is not imbibed whether you are a religious leader or a politician, you will create conflicts; however, if you imbibe the spiritual essence, even if you are a politician you wont promote wars.

Question: Since our society is at least partly controlled by politicians, how do we, as spiritual beings, exist as part of our society?
Can we be both political and spiritual beings?

Master: Yes! Understand that politicians may


not be spiritual beings but spiritual beings can become, tolerate and engage in politics. That wont be a problem. Spirituality gives us such an open

The first chief adviser of Akbar was named Maheshwara. In the course of time people started

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calling him Birbal. He was actually a Brahmin from a nearby village, and his name was Maheshwara. Even if you see Akbars court records, his name was mentioned as Maheshwara. He received salary every month in that name, and the court documents said his name was Maheshwara. If you read his stories you would understand that he was a very intelligent and wise adviser, although he was depicted as a joker. If you read his history, it said he was from a Brahmin family and his name was Maheshwara. And such a wise man was adviser to this peaceful king.

Master: Please understand biomemory means the part of your experience which becomes a solid part of your muscles. Please
understand when you eat food, a part of the food becomes blood, some of it becomes bones, a certain part becomes the bone marrow, and a certain part becomes your thoughts.

In the same way, when you think or experience something, certain


part of that experience becomes part of your blood, certain part becomes your bone marrow, certain part becomes your bone, certain part becomes a solid physical particle of your body. The memory or the experience which happens in you very strongly becomes part of your very biology is bio memory. Memory which becomes part of your biology is bio memory. Sometimes you can see when the depression or the fear becomes too much you will see the whole upper body what you think as you becomes heavy and immobile, uncomfortable; dont know what to do. Especially when you are getting into some criminal activity or illegal activity, you will see the whole body resist. If you are getting into some activity which should not be done, you will see that fear. Bio memory means memory which became part of the biology.

Maybe because Akbar had such intelligent advisers, he neither converted nor killed people. His
period was a golden period. Both Ashoka and Akbar created golden periods. During Ashokas reign there was a golden period because of the Buddhist enlightenment, Buddhist knowledge. I dont know if Ashoka himself was enlightened but he had Buddhist masters guiding him. In the same way with Akbar a golden period passed because he had a Brahmin, a very intelligent Brahmin, as his guide.

Question: Dear Swamiji please can you explain about bio-memory.


What exactly is it?

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abhyasah (practice)

Gentle Kicks
Given
below are a few questions, which we call a hitch. What
you have to do is, to think of a solution according to your understanding. Then read the answer given by the master. Read just one question at a time and check its answer. The beauty of this exercise is that the answers given here will act as gentle kicks given by a trained soccer player which will lead the ball directly into the goal post. Your honesty & authenticity is going to decide the level of the benefit. So enjoy!

Hitch 1: What is society? Hitch 2: Why are others not listening to me? Hitch 3: Tell us a way to come out of tension. Hitch 4: When will I become enlightened? Hitch 5: Why is the divorce rate increasing?

Answers from

the master:

Gentle Kick 1: Society is the one which creates a greenhouse effect in


your inner atmosphere. Society is a mere projection of your mind. The more clarity you have, the more insignificant society becomes.

Gentle Kick 2: They are a natural replica of you. You never listen to
yourself.

Gentle Kick 3: Do your job to your best and relax. Gentle Kick 4: When you drop this question. Gentle Kick 5:
others. People are neither ready to tolerate themselves nor

abhyasah (practice)

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Across
1. The Vedic festival of colours is also known as ............. 8. Extraordinary power of speech is known as ................ (Two words separated by hyphen) 11. Another name of Lord Shivas son Subramanya, worshiped primarily in areas with Tamil influence. 12. The name of the process described by Paramhamsa Nithyananda, which involves doing completion in front of a mirror.

Down
2. These sticks are made up of aromatic biotic materials which release fragrant smoke when burned. 3. Sanskrit name for conch shell. It was generally blown at the advent of war in ancient India. 4. A famous town in Tamil Nadu where according to Ramayana, Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to rescue his consort Sita. 5. An enlightened women who was wife and also spiritual counterpart of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. (Two words separated by hyphen) 6. Name for the Vedic festival which literally means the great night of Shiva. It is celebrated on 13th night of Phalgun month according to the Vedic calendar 7. An ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy which is written by Kautilya 9. The meeting point of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, in Allahabad is known as ................ 10. Name of the 600 year old tree, present in Bidadi ashram. It is also the national tree of India.

8. VAK-SIDDHI 9. SANGAM 10. BANYAN 11. MURUGAN 12. SWAPOORNATWA 1. HOLI 2. INCENSE 3. SHANKHA 4. RAMESWARAM 5. SARADA-DEVI 6. SHIVARATRI 7.

Answer Key:

ARTHASHASTRA

The Sacred banyan tree in the Bidadi ashram, India. A kalpa vriksha (wish-fulfilling tree) amidst a space resonant with the cosmic energy that draws millions of people from world-over to meditate under it.

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