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    Mantra Diksha (initiation)

    Meaning of Diksha

    divyam jnanam yato dadyat
    kuryat papasya sankshayam | tasmad dikseti sa prokta
    desikais tattva-kovidaih ||

    "The process that bestows divyam jnanam (transcendental spiritual knowledge) and destroys sin , is called 'Diksha' by the spiritual persons who have seen the Truth (desikais tattva-kovidaih)."
    What is diksha: Importance as elucidated by Pujya Bapuji?

    Through Mantra-Diksha, the Guru rekindles the dormant powers of the aspirant. Diksha is composed of two syllables, 'Diksha', 'Di' and 'ksha'. 'Di', means what is given or the person capable of bestowing divine grace. And 'ksha' means one who is capable of assimilating. On one side is the benediction of the one (The Guru) who is capable of imparting the Lord's grace and on the other hand is the assimilating capability of the aspirant. The combination of these two is Diksha. When the Guru initiates His disciple with the mantra, He also bestows His sensitive power of intuition and empowers the disciple with His 'sankalpa' (benign resolve) as well. When a farmer sows seeds in his farm, a stranger cannot tell whether the seeds are sown. But slowly and surely, when the seeds are watered and nurtured, they gradually sprout forth and only then there is proof that seeds were sown. Similarly, we are unaware of what is imparted unto us at the time of Mantra-Diksha. But when we water that seed in the form of spiritual practices and devotion, the hallowed grace of Mantra-Diksha does sprout forth.

    A mother does not know when a child is conceived. After about a month the mother comes to know and feel the pregnancy. And after some 3 or 4 months, others also know that she is an expectant mother.
    Diksha is of three kinds: Shambhavi-Diksha, Mantra-Diksha and Sparsh-Diksha. Shambhavi-Diksha is given through a glance as Shukdev Muni gave to king Parikshit on the fifth day of the seven-day long narration of the holy Srimad Bhagwat. Sparsh-Diksha is given through sparsh. Mantra-Diksha is given through a mantra. The greater the spiritual elevation of the Guru, the more effective is the mantra given by him. If an ignorant illiterate man tells you to chant 'Rama', it will not benefit you so much. But the same 'Rama' coming from the mouth of a God-realized Saint like Ramanandji (The Sadguru of Kabirji), becomes a powerful mantra. Kabirji performed japa of the mantra with faith and devotion and became accomplished. The mantra was the same 'Rama' but in this case the inner self of the Guru was perfect with enlightenment.

    If a peon says something, it does not carry much weight. But if the same thing is uttered by the Prime Minister, then it becomes very effective. The mantra given by Saints of great spiritual accomplishment delivers us when practised with faith and devotion. Mantra = manan (reflection) + antar (in heart); that which is to be reflected upon in the heart. Alternatively, mantra = mann (the mind) + tarr (deliver), that which delivers the mind from samsara.

    The smaller the mantra given at the time of Mantra-Diksha, the more rhythmic its recital and the more convenient and propitious it is for the aspirant. This leads him fast on the track of spiritual progress.

    Naradji was a Saint who was completely un-attached to any community or sect. His prime concern was the welfare of anyone coming in contact with him. Those who have the welfare of others close to their hearts, are 'Lok Sants' (Universal Saints). When Naradji initiated the robber, Valia, the mantra had a longer 'Ra' and a shorter 'ma', and 'ma' preceded the 'Ra'. Valias, life-force was in the lower centres of the subtle body. Naradji gave the mantra knowing fully well that japa of 'maRa' would produce vibrations in those centers and gradually he would reach the higher centres without fail. He blessed Valia with Shambhavi-Diksha as well, thus transmitting his own spiritual energy unto him. Valia started japa of 'maRa' in right earnest.

    Gradually his Kundalini was awakened with the japa becoming more and more rhythmic, and thus the robber was transformed into Valmiki Rishi.

    Shri Mad Bhagawad Gita
    tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya |
    upadeksyanti te jnanam jnaninas tattva-darsinah ||
    Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth. (Chapter4, Sloka 34)

    Shri Guru Gita

    1 By the glory of Guru Diksha, all your actions bear fruit. By the attainment of a Guru one attains everything. One without a Guru is mere fool. (102)

    2 To the person who has the Guru Mantra on his tongue, all acts become fruitful but not for others. By the power of initiation disciples attains success in all actions. (133)

    3 Those who are averse to Guru Diksha (initiation) will never know the Supreme Truth. Without this knowledge, they are like animals. (191)

    श्रीमदभागवत
    भगवान श्रीकृष्ण उद्धवजी से कहते हैं :
    एवं गुरुपासनयैकभक्त्या विद्याकुठारेण शितेन धीरः |
    विवृश्च्य जीवाशयमप्रमत्तः सम्पद्य चात्मानमथ त्यजास्त्रम ||

    ' उद्धव ! तुम इस प्रकार गुरुदेव की उपासनारूप अनन्य भक्ति द्वारा अपने ज्ञान की कुल्हाड़ी को तीखी कर लो और उसके द्वारा धैर्य एवं सावधानी से जीवभाव को काट डालो | फिर परमात्मस्वरूप होकर उस वृत्तिरूप अस्त्रों को भी छोड़ दो और अपने अखंड स्वरूप में ही स्थित हो रहो |'
    (श्रीमदभागवत : ११.१२.२४)
    Last edited by dhyandev; 30 July 2012 at 02:46 PM.
    तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया ।
    उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्वदर्शिनः ॥

    उस ज्ञान को तू तत्वदर्शी ज्ञानियों के पास जाकर समझ, उनको भलीभाँति दण्डवत्* प्रणाम करने से, उनकी सेवा करने से और कपट छोड़कर सरलतापूर्वक प्रश्न करने से वे परमात्म तत्व को भलीभाँति जानने वाले ज्ञानी महात्मा तुझे उस तत्वज्ञान का उपदेश करेंगे. श्रीमद्*भगवद्*गीता-4.34

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    Re: Mantra Diksha (initiation)

    _/\_admin & mods
    This most was meant for those who have done some journey into the spiritual world & were looking for the next step. Useful for both the people in New to sanatan dharama & uttara.
    Mere mention of word kundalini should not be the reason to shift it to yoga folder



    Thankyou
    तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया ।
    उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिनस्तत्वदर्शिनः ॥

    उस ज्ञान को तू तत्वदर्शी ज्ञानियों के पास जाकर समझ, उनको भलीभाँति दण्डवत्* प्रणाम करने से, उनकी सेवा करने से और कपट छोड़कर सरलतापूर्वक प्रश्न करने से वे परमात्म तत्व को भलीभाँति जानने वाले ज्ञानी महात्मा तुझे उस तत्वज्ञान का उपदेश करेंगे. श्रीमद्*भगवद्*गीता-4.34

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