A View of Santhigiri Ashram

A View of Santhigiri Ashram
Lotus Parnasala and Sahakarana Mandiram , Santhigiri Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sweet Ecstacy

Shishyapoojitha Amritha Jnana Thapaswini

Behold the splendorous spectacle of the figure of Guru - in the rising brilliance of the Sun, ablaze in the pure white radiance, reaching us, walking ahead and ahead, to lead all to goodness. The mumbles of dualism and non-dualism that sneak into the big and small conceptions in the procession of light traverse the tides, over and again, on the throng of dark clouds. When you behold, crossing across the (spiritual) furrow, there exists the luminosity of experience – many experiential folds of which (some) are seen approaching a cul-de-sac, and sometimes otherwise. There, the pillars of goodness, like a flower blossomed in the sky, accepting the suffocations of self-abnegation – the sight of them thus blessed, eagerly waiting to caress and to be caressed; this spectacle of the borderless sky of consciousness, becomes the knowing, that is experience.

Therein could be seen, in turn, the rishis who cruise ahead, rectifying different embankments of light (spiritual planes) and the abodes of taintless and exalted devotees (bhaktas), through the reality of vision. Guru, the experiential truth, reaching that sphere, exists as the sweetest elation filled with kindness and sharing the warmth of love. The ‘Tatwamasi’ (thou art that) of the dictum ‘Guru Sakala Dharmatma’, awakening the spiritual heights (of bliss) and merging in it and when seen from there, it is experienced that God, Guru and the Supreme Consciousness are One Indivisible Truth. The truthfulness of the ecstatic states becomes the fusion of the aeonic changes and the penance contained therein in the lighted procession of Guru’s Will.The arrival and departure of great souls, who have come until now, in the folly as well as splendor of the manifested nature, when the upsurge of life-beats cascade down, in pathways that are known and unknown, touched and untouched, in the fractions of moments that fail even to remember where the arcanums of destiny, experience and karma disappear; therein, the truth of Guru is hearkened through karmic destiny.

It becomes the secret abode of the diverse tangles of experience, of mystical visions, that can and cannot be unraveled. The light of all experiences is the spectacle of that abode transforming itself into a hymn; of righteousness, of all righteousness, and the tranquil wealth of purity, and the absolute treasure, getting rid of the veil of illusion. The age quartets (Chaturyugas), Manvantaras, the truth of Manu, which is in the contemplation of Saptarshis (seven primordial rishis) - all these get confined into that Primal Will. That which commences from this realm, merges unto God; that Guru is God; that God is indeed Guru. ‘There is nothing apart from you’; ‘you are everything’ or ‘everything is yours’ – so it becomes that self-same truth; the self-same light. Let us travel together, establishing ourselves in the truth of Guru, in the expanse of that oceanic knowledge.

We are anxious to reach that renouncement; the fortune that flourishes as the luck foregathered, being gathered and to be gathered; it is sifted through the experiential grace of Guru. We pray unto you to own us, and redeem us collectively and individually, so that we may reach to that aspect (abode of Guru) free of karma. There lies the unfathomable expanse of the bond of Guru and disciple. We possess Guru; we possess God; Guru, God and we become one.

83rd Birthday Message of Navajyoti Sri Karunakara Guru

(As Revealed from Guru-Prakasham through Revered Shishyapoojitha Amritha Jnana Thapaswini)

The peace-hymn of time (time-yuga, chaturyuga and manvantara) marches ahead, unawares, like the gurgling start of little streams, through realizations in the past, the present, and those yet to be! The sages who come under that blissful realization and the far sighted seers who transcend many a divine moors; when their assemblage in unison is observed, the eternal truth of each life is perceived - which is one’s self surrender. The ability to perceive the truth in passim - sometimes sparsely, sometimes nothing at all, or fully - carries its share of self-sacrifices and as many piercing thorns as beautiful blooms in that everlasting truth. We have seen it all in the melody of time; and marked it well with cathexis deep. We should be able to discern well whether the (spiritual) visions are in tune with the Will of God, whether they will take us nearer to God, and whether they would aid the effort of helping the coming generations to the path of God realization.

We could, as well, see some stagnating in the track leading to Truth’s abode, unable to exhaust the ways of vice and virtue and delve into all aspects of perfection. In such a winding path, like the springtime that arrives on the turns of nature, one arrives at the track of God realization, perceiving the form and formlessness of time, through fulfillment of the ways of dharma and karma.

Among the star clusters, beyond the spheres, sparkles the Choti, (Guru’s birth star), absorbing the luminous rays through struggles and inheriting the wealth of grandeur in everything; to share it with others for humanity’s good. Performing actions as demanded of time, in the right manner, the song of experiential truth takes us ashore to the abode called God and becomes the rock base of Sanatana Dharma. That base is the experience of the indivisible quintessence of the brilliance (of Guru) that pervades the cosmic expanse; fulfilling, as it were, the experience from the bubble of a rivulet to that rock-solid austerity, from which everyone could extract, and serve to oneself, in abundance.

It becomes the truthful experience of spiritual moors (spiritual planes), as contained and declared in the message to the world from Santhigiri. That truth belongs to the ONE, who is the guardian and savior of Godly will and the affluence of Godly justice, and the transcendent Father, guiding all actions (refers to the embodiment of Guru).

Santhigiri, on this occasion, exhorts all, again and again, that the children in the world be able to partake it (the truth of Guru) with humbleness. That Truth treads in the tender most and simple manner through love, thorns, blooms, peace, and spiritual planes, in a rightful track.
Bowings again and again at the feet of those who say, ‘Walk up the path of Truth and realize’. The aim of Santhigiri is the actualization of Guru (Guru Margam) with the humblest prostrations and folded hands; it is the unfolding at length of the aspects of time, its distinctive features, and of the solar systems.

Santhigiri prays ever for those among us who keenly seek the details of the all pervasive hidden concept of time; to get it fulfilled as per the divine justice, to come closer to it, and to have the luck to work and experience it, as per the will of Brahman. It seeks the origin of the bliss of divine realization from among the alcoves of knowledge; which flows as the hymns of praise, as bliss in all spiritual skies.

Let all of us be able to bow before that Truth and prostrate, for the dictum is - ‘Word is Truth, Truth is Guru, Guru is God’. Sowing perfection among the community of disciples on the mysteries of spiritual visions, oracles, self-manifest truth and self-realization in their totality, (Santhigiri) exists as ‘Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu’ and ‘Aum Santhi’!