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Sadhana Point: Steps For Better Sadhana

From: "Dharmadeva"
Subject:  Sadhana Point: Steps For Better Sadhana
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:05:27 +0000



Baba says, "Moksa karanasamagryam bhaktireva gariyasii."

Meaning: "Bhakti is the best way to moksa or salvation, the approach of bhakti is the best." ( Ananda Vacanamrtam, part 6)

Following is the sequence for a better, more devotional sadhana practice:

(a) Half bath or full bath

(b) Left nostril open

(c) Shasha'unga'sana (hare pose): a few rounds

(d) Shavasana (corpse posture): briefly

(e) Sing Prabhat Samgiita

(f) Sing Kiirtan loudly and dance Lalita Marmika

(g) Sastaunga Pranam

(h) Bhutashuddhi

(i) Asanashuddhi

(j) Cittashuddhi

(k) Generate longing or devotion for Parama Purusa / Baba;
(Note: this is the last phase of cittashuddhi.)

(l) Repetition of mantra with meaning, longing & devotion to become one with Parama Purusa / Baba.
(Note: This point is applied in first and 6th lesson equally.)

(m) Other various lessons

(n) Guru Puja

(o) Final sastaunga pranam

Note 1: Regarding points (e) and (f), only listening to Prabhat Samgiita or kiirtan is not sufficient as that will not bring about the desired result. Rather one should sing Kiirtan & Prabhat Samgiita with their full heart. Because by singing the mind gets more involved in comparison to just listening.

Note 2: Generating devotional longing is a highly significant aspect. It is the most important step of our sadhana. If one does everything but this point is lacking then sadhana will be futile or dry. And if the arousal of devotion is done successfully then one can reach one's goal without any delay. I came to know from various acaryas that this point is in acarya diary. 



'The Divine Call'

"Yuga'nterar tamasa' na'shite, a'lor jhalake esechile..." (PS 4718)


Baba, O' Divine Entity, in those dark days of old when the whole society was drowned in dogma and everyone was suffering in pain and agony, then in that desperate moment in a flash of lightening - floating in the rhythm of dance - You Yourself came and showered Your grace to wipe away the age-old staticity. 

Baba, before Your auspicious arrival, in that bleak era there was no positive pulsation of life. Just there was sorrow and misery in every direction. Everyone was feeling tense and depressed - sunk in the delusion of darkness. There was selfishness, in-fighting, and hatred all around. The earth was hopeless. Nobody had the courage or inspiration to shake the struggling humanity from its agonies. Nobody valiantly came forward and declared, 'Arise, awake, the new dawn has come!  Get rid of all the dogma and follow the path of neo-humanism!' Nobody told like this. The scene was totally grim. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, in one auspicious moment You Yourself came and graciously told, 'Always keep one great philosophy in mind: There is only movement if one is progressing ahead towards divinity - towards Supreme fulfillment, toward the Cosmic Hub'. In that auspicious hour, this was Your divine blessing. 

Baba, Your victorious chariot is fast moving ahead with its rattling sound, in the bhuloka, duloka, and triloka and in throughout the infinite. Baba, Your divine vibration is reaching each and every corner of this vast cosmos. Without people's awareness, by Your grace the whole planet and the entire universe is being transformed in all the realms: physical, psychic, and spiritual. O my Dearmost Baba, You told everyone, 'In your frustration do not sit and cry in the depths of hell. Arise, awake, and follow the divine path. Human life is very valuable and you must not forget that Your goal is Parama Purusa.' Baba, this divine & eternal blessing You showered upon all. 

Baba, You came wiped away all the staticity by showering Your divine effulgence. It is Your grace, is is Your grace


The below passage from Baba's following discourse expresses the conclusive idea of this Prabhat Samgiita.

Baba says, "O human beings, you are fortunate. The clarion call of the Universal has reached you. Not only has the call come, but you are hearing it and it is vibrating in every cell of your body. Will you now lie in the corner of your house as an inert being and waste your time by clinging to old skeletons and bemoaning them? The Supreme Being is calling you in the  roar of the ocean, in the thunder of the clouds, in the speed of lightning, in the meteor's flaming fires. Nothing good will come from idleness. Get up and awake the clouded chivalry of your dormant youth. It may be that the path is not strewn with flowers and that inferiority complex will be attempting to hold fast your each advancing step, but even then you have to proceed onwards tearing the shroud of darkness. You will tear the thick darkness of despair as you advance in the racing chariot radiant with the Sun's brilliance towards the attainment of the Supreme state." (Subhasita Samgraha - 1)

Hence those same divine ideas which Baba has graciously revealed in His various discourses are also present in Prabhat Samgiita. Those same ideas which He has given in prose He has also given in His music and poetry. The main difference between His spoken discourses and Prabhat Samgiita is that Prabhat Samgiita is quite concentrated. Those teachings of Prabhat Samgiita are presented in a very concentrated form - such as in half a line or less; whereas in His discourses that same idea might be explained over the course of several pages or more. That is why without proper translations and purports, Prabhat Samgiita is often unintelligible.

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