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Our Divyacara Sadhana

Date: 04 Feb 2012 22:09:51 -0000
From: "Acintya  Deva"
Subject: Our Divyacara Sadhana


"Toma're satata nandita kari..." (1279)


Baba, by Your grace by giving You pleasure I move forward on Your divine path-- towards You. Other than Your ideation and Your consciousness, I do not have any other fuel for moving ahead on the path. Baba, by Your grace I always remain devotionally intoxicated in Your name and song. In my dhyana I ask for just a wee-bit of Your grace. In my shravan, manan, and nididhyasana You have blessed me with the realisation that except You there is nothing. In dance, song, and bliss; in grief, pain and joy; from the desert heat to the mountain's chill, by Your grace in each and every circumstance I receive You. Baba, You are so gracious; I get You in all...


In one historic discourse Baba has graciously proclaimed Himself as the Guru of the common people. And as proof, He has given His highest lessons of yoga-- Sahaja Yoga (our six lessons)-- for all to practice.

However one common belief circulating around is that avadhuta sadhana is great sadhana. Such that some of our Avadhuta WTs, Dadas, & Didis whom I know personally, unfortunately think that just by getting avadhuta diiksa & initiation into kapalik sadhana then they became great. And in this way these workers develop false vanity and a terrbile superiority complex.

So we should all - family margiis and Wts - have a crystal-clear undertanding of all this.


First off there is one thing I would like to make clear. That my intention is not to pull down the status of kapalik diiksa. Just on philosophical grounds, all have the right to talk about the various kinds of sadhana which Baba has given us. Such as the jurisdiction of each type of sadhana, and how that sadhana works in the life of sadhakas.

For example we are all free to discuss how pashvacara sadhana works, how viiracara sadhana system functions, as well as where divyacara meditation starts and what is its culminating point.

When Baba has given this system of meditation, by this way He is encouraging us to talk and explore these ideas. And we can share the ideas on the basis of His teachings from different General Darshan or DMC discourses. Means these things Baba has given publicly in His discourses.

It gives also the feeling and supports the logic that Baba Himself encourages this type of healthy discussion. Where we talk about the various methods of spiritual practices and what way they affect the human mind. This is one practical science, the science of metaphysics. And finally it comes in the scope of higher aspects of psychology.

While talking in 1990 DMC Baba has told clearly that methodical knowledge of sadhana is highly needed. If aspirants do not know the proper system of sadhana then their result of sadhana may be futile, or not up to the mark. Or if sadhana is done incorrectly then there may be a negative outcome. So talking and discussing about the various methods of sadhana is very

Plus if we review in pointed way, then we can say this is the theoretical aspect of the practical sadhana which we practice.

So on this point we have full right to talk about the qualities of pashvacara, viiracara, or divyacara-- as well as which one is very practical for all. And which one brings up to ultimate salvation.


As well all know one basic spiritual guideline is that vanity should not be encouraged. But because of inherent samskaras and due to crude motivation or crude interest, then generally people fall prey to this vanity. And once this vanity takes root then in any direction it can go. Here is some example.

Surely those who do kapalik sadhana or viiracara sadhana have the opportunity to get benefited by this type of sadhana. Because, if done properly, then the mind will be elevated-- there is no question of superiority or inferiority complex. But, unfortunately, as I told above many workers only fall into a superiority complex of kapalik-sadhana. So by analyzing the situation it gives the feeling that somewhere along the line there is a defect. Here I do not think any defect in the system of sadhana, but in the person there is something.


Here we should all remember that viiracara or kapalik sadhana is lower than divyacara or sahaja yoga sadhana. This is not my personal opinion, rather Baba Himself says this.

Baba says, "The first style, from animality to humanity, is known as pashva'ca'ra. The second stage, or the second style, is viira'ca'ra...the final stage, divya'ca'ra is for all who want to elevate themselves to the supreme excellence of Parama Purusa." (AV-14)

So those who have kapalik sadhana are not allowed to give up the practice of sahaja yoga. But those not practicing or who are not initiated into kapalik sadhana, for them there is no question or need of doing kapalik sadhana. Means they need not worry because already they have the highest stage, divyacara sadhana, i.e. the six lessons. And that is higher than kapalik sadhana which comes under the banner of viira'ca'ra sadhana, i.e the second level.

So the sense is that those who are doing kapalik sadhana cannot live without divyacara or sahaja yoga sadhana. But those who are doing sahaja yoga sadhana are practicing the complete system of meditation, and that sadhana alone is enough to carry them to the stage of complete salvation (moksa).

Surely kapalik-sadhana does not have that type of capacity or quality to lead to the highest Goal. If that was the case, then Baba would not have ordered kapalik sadhakas to continue practicing sahaja yoga sadhana. This logic is enough to prove that the periphery, quality, reach and standard of kapalika is less than divyacara sadhana.

Conclusion: Divyacarara or Sahaja is very high in comparison to the other two sadhanas:
(1) Pashvacara and (2) Viiracara / Kapalik.


Some readers may wonder what is the need to compare all these. The answer is to help all sadhakas.

(a) Those who learned kapalik sadhana and are feeling superiority complex, by the encouragement of that complex they are widening the path of their degeneration. So if they will analyze that viiracara is not as great as they are thinking, then their ego will be controlled and they will be benefited.

(b) Those suffering from inferiority complex and mentally they think that they tried to learn kapalik sadhana but in the present atmosphere of politics they could not get teaching. And in consequence they started feeling inferiority complex of their lowly standard on the basis of dogmatic belief. And this type of wrong belief is nothing-- just simple belief that viiracara sadhana is great. So those suffering inferiority complex due to this dogma, their complex will get cured. And their mind will become balanced. That means spiritual flow will come and the pathway of their progress will be widened.

c) And those who do not have such type of complexes with regard to kapalik sadhana-- here is a reminder that they can help others in curing their problems.


In the last part of my letter I want to say that whatever our Guru has given is enough for attaining our ultimate Goal. The only need is to sincerely practice those things.

Here in AM the condition of Guru is like one benevolent most loving mother. Such a  mother loves the child most which is most dependent on her. But at the same time the mother does not like to show the eldest sons and daughters that she has less love for them in comparison to her youngest child.

The problem reaches to the predicament where the elder son or daughter of 18 years asks the mother, 'who do you love more?' Then the mother just smiles and says 'you'. But internally mother is loving the younger most dependent child the most.

In the same way the divine truth is that Parama Purusa favours those who long for HIM, those who depend on HIM.

Baba says, "Parama'tma' only considers the inner thoughts and devotional sentiments of people. The intense desire to know Him, the deep urge to attain Him, the intense longing for Him--these are the qualities which Parama Purus'a values." (APH, p. 295)

So it is clear that Baba loves according to the standard of devotion. But at the same time on the organisational aspect BABA likes that those doing dexterous work should feel they are the most significant ones. Because with this feeling they will do more social service. In this manner Baba has given various posts, power and positions to such people etc.

If you see on the point of devotion then you can understand this point very well. That Baba gives most significant things to devotees. That is why in innumerable places Baba says that 'just nama mantra is enough to reach to Parama Purusa'.

Once Baba told that vishesh yogis will be sitting there again and again while devotees with the help of nama mantra will reach the Supreme goal.

We know that the best thing or best sadhana system Baba wants to give to devotees. That is why HE has made divyacara sadhana/sahaja yoga sadhana, for one and all.

And to please workers, and those who are post holders HE has given something which, if you say in strong language, is a sadhana that has less importance. The sense is Baba gas given those sadhana on the basis of post-power etc to impress them and make them happy to do greater social service.


Excuse me this is very critical and pointed subject. Those who do not have pointed understanding or devotion, this is not easy to understand. Because all together it is His divine liila the way He expresses.

In the end I conclude my letter with this mantra of Guru Puja:

'Tava dravyam jagatguru tubhyameva samarpaye.'

Oh my dearest Baba, my everything which is in true sense Yours, I surrender and offer at Your lotus feet.

"O Lord, Thy will be done. I am but a machine. Utilize this machine in any way You like. I am nothing but a mere tool in Your hands." (NKS pg 31)



Viracara or kapalik sadhana is not the highest one. No it is not. The sahaja yoga, especially dhyana is the highest lesson. So those who are practicing sahaja yoga, why they should not go to cemetery for sadhana? There is no question of this.

Because Kapalik sadhana is viiracara, so it is below sahaja yoga / the six lessons. It is the second grade of sadhana in this system of Pashvacara, Viiracara, and Divyacara. While Divyacara is the final or highest. So dhyana is the highest lesson. Nobody should have inferior or superior complex on this matter of spiritual practices.'

BABA says, "The first style, from animality to humanity, is known as pashva'ca'ra. The second stage, or the second style, is viira'ca'ra...the final stage, divya'ca'ra is for all who want to elevate themselves to the supreme excellence of Parama Purusa." (AV-14)

So ultimately, dhyana, which is the last lesson of sahaja yoga sadhana, is the highest lesson. Because by practicing dhyan one attains salvation and becomes one with the Supreme Entity.


Nowadays in this extreme atmosphere of groupism, getting kapalik sadhana is almost nothing more than a political maneuver. Because without politics one cannot get. Whereas before 1990 when Baba was controlling everything this was not the case. He was doing according to His own desire. And it was perfect. So to whom Baba taught the things that was fine-- and everyone accepted the matter. But now the situation has become politicized. So no one should pray into the hands of group politics and get exploited.


The goal of each and every sadhana is to reach to Parama Purusa. That is the hidden point or secret behind any sadhana. That is the way by which to see which is great. So all are great. Means all are claiming be the road to Parama Purusa. But above all, according to Baba devotion is the main thing.

Link Between English and Sanskrit

Baba says, "Sanskrit is a language about 15,000 years old and it is no longer a spoken language. Furthermore in Sanskrit each and every word is created from a root verb." (AV-14)

Baba furthermore explains, "The word jina'na (knowledge) is derived from the Sanskrit root verb jina' (to know).... The verb jina' was changed into keno in old Latin language. In Sanskrit the pronunciation is jina', in Bengali jina, in the Rgvedic language jina, in Old Latin keno, and in Modern English "know"-- as the original spelling of the word was "kenow", we still spell the word with a "k" at the beginning without actually pronouncing it." (YP)

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