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.
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