Jul 9, 2007

Mysticism - Part II

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

In my previous posts I have already discussed about many hidden powers and abilities of a human being, which can be realized with shear devotion and discipline, at the same time I have also discussed what we all are busy doing, which has turned us into mere pieces of furniture, due to which, some people who think they have natural contract to control other human beings, decide, "hmmm.... where can I place this chair, may be in that corner", and using little science and technology we have achieved few powers like flying, gadgets of electronics, Internet but all these again depend on some or other man made power like electricity, gadgets, airplanes etc one human error and pop goes the Human.

Deep in the unconscious there is a mine of talents and abilities, as per Lord Krishna in Srimad Bhagvatam, Lord Krishna : "For a sage who has conquered his senses, breathing and mind, who is self-controlled and always absorbed in meditation on me, what Mystic perfection could possibly be difficult to achieve?, he is referring to all those Siddhis which can make a human being a super human being and take him or her very close to the supreme energy and also understand h0w the nature works.

The human being can progress through the various levels of spirituality progress from the bondage of birth and death, from the ignorance to knowledge.

While narrating about Siddhis, Lord Krishna states that there are nine main Siddhis, eight primary and ten secondary Sddhis, and five additional Siddhis for yogis, there may be many views and opinions regarding these Siddhis, some might say that by focusing on these Siddhis the spiritual progress suffers etc some feel that it is OK to realize them but one thing very important to understand is, that by the time the human reaches these levels, he is no more a ordinary, selfish, accumulative, manipulative, vanity ridden, superficial spirit, he had already got ridden of everything worldly before he/she had attained the Godly features, so there is never a doubt that these powers will be used for wrong purposes and the focus should be towards attaining the supreme spirit, this discussion is like duality and non duality, a person with Evil mentality can never reach those levels at first place, period.

Siddhi is a Sanskrit word that literally means accomplishment, Siddhis can occur in two ways, naturally, or as a result of extended practice of austerities. the ways to obtain the siddhis are Devotion, Pranayama, Meditation, Control of senses, Herbs, Mantras, etc and above all the most important thing is a good birth, One very good example to see if your birth is Very Good, Good, fair, OK, Bad or Very Bad is to check your Horoscope, see what is your Ascendant and what planets are occupying the Sign or House with Ascendant, 5th and 9th house.

No birth can be better than Shri Ramachandra, his Ascendant is in Karkataka (Cancer) with beneficial exlated Jupiter and Shukla Paksha Moon (waxing Moon), both being natural benefics, this is the best combination for a character like Shri Rama Chandra, then follows Ascendant with Jupiter is Moon, then others , this is one of the qualifications if one is having then it is like one is having a reserved ticket for spirituality.

Nine main Siddhis are:

Parkaya Pravesha: Ability to enter some other body and to bring back any dead body with life.

Haadi Vidya: Ability to stay without nourishment for a long time.

Kaadi Vidya: Ability to withstand adverse climatic conditions like extreme cold or blazing fires, for him/her the surrounding will remain ambient.

Vayu Gaman Siddhi: Ability to fly with body and move from place to place with in a flash of thought.

Madalasa Vidya: Ability to change the size of ones body.

Kanakdhara Siddhi: Ability to acquire immense wealth.

Prakya Sadhana: Ability to direct a soul or spirit to take birth from the womb of a barren woman.

Surya Vigyan: Ability to transform one substance into another using Sun rays.

Mrit Sanjeevani Vidya: This Vidya invented by Guru Shukracharya, ability to bring a dead person back to life.

The Asthasiddhis - eight siddhis of Sri Maha Ganadhipati Ganesha also called as Siddhi Vinayaka, in one of the Raja Ravi Verma's paintings these siddhis are depicted as eight women surrounding Lord Ganesha.


The eight siddhis as narrated by Lord Krishna are:

Anima: Ability to become smaller than the smallest.

Mahima: Ability to become larger than the largest.

Garima: Ability to manipulate weight.

Laghima: Ability to become lighter than the lightest.

Prapti: Ability of free access.

Prakamyam: Ability to obtain or perform whatever one desires.

Is'itva : Ability of lordship over all.

Vas'itva: Ability to control elements.

The Ten Secondary Siddhis as narrated by Lord Krishna are:

Anurmi-Mattvam: Ability to withstand hunger, thirst, and other bodily disturbances

Doora- Sravana: Ability to hear distant sounds.

Doora- Darshanam: Ability to foresee things from a distance.

Manah-Javah: Ability of Teleportation of body with thought

Kama-Rupam: Ability to attain any desired form.

Para-Kaya Pravesanam: Ability to enter bodies of other beings.

SvaChandaMrtyuh: Ability to leave the body when desired.

Devanam SahaKrida Anudarshanam: Ability to participate in Pastimes of Apasaras.

Yatha Sankalpa Samsiddhi: Ability to perfect the accomplishment of one's determination.

Ajna Apratihata Gatih: Ability or knowledge to unimpeded the flow of orders and commands.

As per Lord Krishna the Five Siddhis of Yoga and Meditation are described as:

Tri Kala Jnatvam: Ability to foresee the past, present and future.

Advandvam: Tolerance to Heat, cold etc.

Para chitta Adi Abhijanata: Reading the minds of others etc.

Agni Arka Ambu Visa Adinam Pratistambhah: Ability to check the Influence of fire, Sun, Water, Poison etc.

Aparajayah: Ability to remain unconquered by others.

The different names for almost same ability or accomplishments is due to the level of that accomplishment, the main accomplishment are of highest order.

Please it is a request with the readers not to understand that these abilities as mere magical powers, which anyone with appetite for alcohol and other sedatives can be learn if the Mantra is revealed etc, most of the time there is no Mantra involved these powers are accomplished or they appear automatically when the body, mind and soul attains the required level of purity and it is up to the Mystic to demonstrate them to the world or silently proceed on his/her spiritual journey.

In India and elsewhere there might be many many saints/sages/mendicants/mystics rich with these powers but yet they might be living a very simple spiritual life.

There were four learned friends with spiritual powers to bring back any thing dead to life, one day they happen to take a stroll in a near by forest and they come across a dead Lion, the learned friends have been waiting for a long time to validate their powers, so the first friend repairs the skeleton of the dead lion, the second friend gives it a new flesh and mane, As the third friend is about to give life to the dead lion, the fourth friend a clever one climbs a tree and observes the experiment from there, the third friend gives life force to the dead lion, the lion springs back to life with hunger, and it finds three plump ready made preys right near its mouth, so the lion devours the three learned one's without hesitation, the clever one survives to learn a lesson, never use your powers without understanding the implications. :-)

More to follow......................

ॐ श्री गुरावे नमः !
ॐ नमः शिवाय!

Sianala, Montreal, July 2007

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