Meditation and Psychic Powers, Shaktipat, Kundalini Kriyas, Siddhis, Enlightenment and Ramakrishna 2
From time immemorial it has been known that some people, Yogis, Gurus, Shamen, Priests, Saints, Paramahamsas, Buddhas, Christs, have evolved to a state of high energy.
These pure and good people, wanting benefit and happiness for all, without a trace of selfishness and competition have been known to have psychic powers.
Their search for energy and goodness has precipitated within them the next stage of human evolution.
For thousands of years they have been Good Doctors, Good Priests, founders of religion, Philosophic Geniuses, Advisors of Kings, Musical Geniuses, Poets, Makers of the Law.
For thousands of years these people, wielding amazing Siddhis or Psychic powers, have been recorded as healing of the sick, casting out mental sickness, coming in dreams, communicating through telepathy, the radiation of specialised energies, leaving the body, entering into the body of another, astral travel, telling the future, acting at a distance, raising Kundalini, Shaktipat, the ability to pass healing into amulets, temples, places of peace, pilgrimage sites, creating miracles, birds and beasts come to them in peace.
Of this disciple Ramakrishna eagerly asked when he first saw him, “Tell me, do you see a light above your head when you are going to sleep?” “Doesn’t everyone?” asked the boy, in wonder. He had indeed a consciousness of light so great, high up the antahkarana, that he took it for granted that someone had placed a bright lamp above his head. This man was the well-known student of Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda.
Vivekananda asked Ramakrishna, “What proofs are there of God’s existence?”
And Ramakrishna said, “I am.”
A strange answer. Vivekananda had not expected that answer. You also would not have expected it, because when somebody is asking for a proof of God, then there are traditional, philosophical proofs. One expects those proofs. Vivekananda must have been thinking Ramakrishna would say, “Everything needs a creator. The world is, therefore there must be a creator. We may be able to see him or not, but the creator must be there because the world is.”
But no, Ramakrishna didn’t say anything like that. He was not a philosopher: he was a Sufi. He said, “I am! Look at me. feel me! Go into me! I can take you into that reality that you are calling God. What name you give to it is irrelevant. I have been to those heights — I can lead the way for you too. Are you ready to come with me?”
Vivekananda was not prepared. He had come to argue. But this is not an argument. This is going to be risky, to follow this madman. One can never be certain where he will lead you.
Vivekananda hesitated. And Ramakrishna said, “Before you ask a question, you should be ready to receive the answer! Are you a coward or something? Why did you ask in the first place?” And Ramakrishna jumped — he was that kind of madman, — and he hit Vivekananda with his feet on his chest, and Vivekananda fell into Samadhi.
When after one hour he woke up, he was a transformed man. He bowed down, touched the feet of Ramakrishna, and said, “Excuse me, I am sorry. It was so childish of me to ask such a question. It is not a question — it is an adventure. And thank you! You have given me a taste of something of which I was not aware at all.”
Yes, he did transmit something. But if you read further into the same story, Vivekananda could not retain the experience. Ramakrishna just gave him a little nibble. Then he said, “Don’t depend on my touch every time. Now you know there is something beyond; work it out yourself.” Then it took many years for Vivekananda to get that experience again.
Ramakrishna gave even that little experience to him because Vivekananda was fit for it. Still, he said, “This is borrowed. I’m giving you a sample. It’s something like if I am chewing some nice candy and you come along and say, “Hey, what is that? “Candy. “Ah, can I try some? “Okay, a little piece. “Ah, it’s so nice. Where can I get some more? “Go, work, earn money, go to the shop and buy it. I just give you a taste; then you have to work for it.
Sri Ramakrishna had several thousand disciples but he didn’t give all of them even that little taste Vivekananda got. So the student should have the proper qualifications for such an experience.
Otherwise, if it is just that easy Ramakrishna could have just touched everybody and said, “Come on, everybody is a Ramakrishna now. Finished. He was not really stingy. He could have done that to a thousand people. Why should he do it to only one, Vivekananda?
That is the proof that there are certain qualifications necessary in the disciple even to perceive something like that.
The Scriptures say that there are three aids to realize the Truth: the Scriptures themselves, the Guru, and your spiritual practice. The Scriptures tell you that sugar is sweet. The Guru will show you that sugar. Your practice will give you the taste. The Guru will not put the sugar in his mouth and say, “It is very sweet. You have to taste it yourself. Even if you open your mouth and he puts the sugar in, if your tongue is totally coated, you can’t taste it. It will be bitter to you. So you have to clean your tastebuds. That is the reason we say the disciple must be fit to know the taste.
How many people were able to perceive Jesus Christ when he ascended? Only the very few who really had that faith and devotion. So a good student needs a lot of sincerity, purity of heart and devotion – even to get a little glimpse. And even then, that just becomes a kind of small incentive to work with.
The shaktipat, the radiation of psychic energies by the enlightened can awaken these abilities in all who come to them. This has been known and recorded in the Sacred literature for thousands of years.
Indeed, some sacred literature states that only by access to the energies of the Masters, can enlightenment be passed on.
The search for this next step in evolution comes from the enhancement, the increase, of energy.
As fire is spread from candle to candle. As the sacred word resonates in both he who gives and he who receives. As Grace dropeth as the gentle dew from Heaven, twice blessed.. So a preparation of he who receives, the student, the candle, by the removal of Negative Energy, Energy Blockages, a lack of Energy Blockages allows more Spiritual Energy to be absorbed and used to crystalise, complete, finalise, create the Spiritual Body of another Master, another transmitter of the Truth!
They say that Masters represents infinite power through a complete loss of the selfish ego – When the robe was touched no credit was claimed by the wearer, It was your faith which healed you! said the Master – and so the truism, It takes two to Tango, – the student must be purified and prepared by evolution and spiritual practice to accept the Force, the Energy transmitted by the Master.
All energy blockages stopping the flow of energy through the system and preventing the buildup of psychic power in the system must be removed.
Thus we learn and practice Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Samadhi, Samyama, the Kundalini Kriyas, Chinese Alchemical Taoism and the Micro and Macrocosmic Orbits, VITRIOL and The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, The Grounding of Negative Energies, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Raja Yoga and the Eighteen Classical Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita.
Thus the torch is passed on from Master to Student.
Another candle is lighted up!
And Masters have existed in every time period.
They exist Now!!