Did you attend the Maun Saadhna at Pitampura on Sunday, 16th September 2012? If not, then you have missed a tremendous Jam session of thoughts. Attended by around 40-45 people, this gathering, no doubt, encountered a surprise shuffle in the subject of the meeting. But what happened was very informative and why not?
What is Maun Sadhana and its benefits?
Maun Sadhna is a practice of Taciturnity or Silence. But Silence here is not speechlessness. It is the Silence of the Mind. This is a unique meditation done under the guidance of Sharat Sir, in which we usher our mind towards Silence of thoughts. Gradually when the mind becomes free from thoughts, it enters the realms of infinity, enlightened with the brightness of energy and thus focuses to the ultimate without any hindrance.
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Now come to point again. When you have come to receive, you never go unquenched. Planned and called for Maun Saadhna venturing “the Mukti Chakra” the gathering was presided by our Sharat Sir with the opening note explaining about Meditation and myths about it. In the league of the same, he asked the gathering to explain “What is Karma?” replied by many as – the actions that we do is known as our karma, Sir explained that Karma is initially the action of the Senses – our Indriyas where oneself generates his Basic Karma. The achievements and mis-achievements of one’s life actually vested in this thought process.
Replying to a quarry regarding Saatvik Bhojan, wherein the question was that “some scriptures forbid intake of non-vegetarian food. How far this has an impact on our lives”, he explained, “since the beginning, none of the scripture is actually advised and written by God himself. All writings, scriptures, Puranas, and epics are man-made and written by us to achieve the Godhead and thus the scriptures are the thoughts of a learned person. Every person has his own likes and dislikes, way of living, and habits.
Not denying the wisdom and the stream of thought, and purely following a basic logic, the dos and don’ts prescribed by scripture, is instinctive – the thought of its writer. We can also establish that the writer might have been living in a tropical region where there had been fields and farming. The Judgement was wise from this point of view. Residing in a tropical area, the best food for a human liver is Vegetarian. But had the same learned Mahatma had been living in a place near the sea
We can also establish that the writer might have been living in a tropical region where there had been fields and farming. The Judgement was wise from this point of view. Residing in a tropical area, the best food for a human liver is Vegetarian. But had the same learned Mahatma had been living in a place near the sea (where seafood was prevalent) probably he would have permitted for the same. Therefore, we should not get into a confusion of what food lead us to God. It is only a pure soul who gets to the Almighty.
Sharat Sir told that according to the prophecy of Dr. J.C. Bose – the world-famous scientist of Botany, besides, that plants cannot move and speak, they have the same sensation as the human or animal. Looking through a Kirlian Camera, one can easily observe that the reactions of plants, on being cut or de-rooted are same as of an animal or human. Moreover, if only a Vegetarian could have attained Salvation, then no Muslim or Christian would have deserved to obtain it. But that is not the case… Is it??
He also spoke about religion and its basis, informing as to how religion came into being. He told that Religion, as such, was aimed to set up some rules and regulations, which should be adhered to for leading a peaceful life, elevating one’s physical, spiritual and social values. He envisaged that Religion never intended to bind forcefully. But in due course of time, we had made it so rigid and binding that the word Fanatism came into being. If God is to be seen then one has to meet himself first. This is called “Atma-Saakshaatkara”. Closing all the other windows of the body and the mind, when one concentrates, he meets himself (the
If God is to be seen then one has to meet himself first. This is called “Atma-Saakshaatkara”. Closing all the other windows of the body and the mind, when one concentrates, he meets himself (the Atma or the Soul) and through his Atma, he meets the “Paramatma” and how nicely quoted by Sharat Sir when he said “Main aapko Dharma nahi padhana chahta… balki aapka Aadhyatma barhana chahta hoon” ie I do not want to teach you Religion…instead, I want to elevate your Spiritualism because eventually, every religion tries to put you on the path of Spiritualism….so why not go directly towards the Light.
It was time for meditation and thus Sharat Sir asked everyone to be ready for the Maun Saadhna. After a 7 minutes warm-up, when we were about to go in for a deep meditation towards Mukti Chakra, came the twister comment which changed the stream of the meeting as I felt. One of the member-submitted that since he has surrendered himself to the lotus feet of his master and his master presides in his whole body, he won’t let any other Energy to enter into his body. It will not be improbable if I say that the rest of the lecture by Sharat Sir, if archived, would be enough to write a bestseller in Spiritualism. The comment was
The comment was from a devoted follower, the emotion was truthful, but still, there was a misconception which required to be cleared and this transformed the Maun Saadhna into Gyan Saadhna on Sunday. Sharat Sir went on to explain the prophecy of ‘Niraakaara’ wherein, after completing the material duties of the body, one surrenders the shapes (aakaar) of thyself and merges to the omnipresence (Niraakaara). He explained that as a merger of Water into Water is Water and nothing else, a merger of Energy into an Ocean of Energy will result in Energy which cannot be differentiated and categorized. Therefore, whatever is been supplied to us is Energy which when mingles with another Energy which might be within a body is again an Energy.
It cannot be named as This Energy and That Energy. Sharat Sir also taught a very informative lesson to us Saying: “Just keeping on reading and learning the way to a destination for ages, will not make us reach there. To reach our destination we, practically have to walk to the place. Likewise, just reading spiritualism and learning it by heart shall not get us the level in Spiritualism; we have to work practically to attain that situation. We should never think that we cannot be the Param-Atma. By continuous upliftment of our Spiritualism, each of us can attain that Elite position and merge into the Purest Energy – the Paramatma. JAI HO.
TRUST THYSELF …….. BELIEVE THY ALMIGHTY !!!