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Shaktipat Initiation
Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag
Founder and Patron of AVSK, Jodhpur

In the Master-disciple (Guru-Shishya) tradition, initiation is a rule. Among all types of initiations, ‘Shaktipat’ initiation is the best.

  • In ‘Shaktipat’ initiation, Guru by his own wish awakens the kundalini of the seeker by any one of the four ways:

    • By Touch
    • By a Divine Word (Mantra)
    • By Sight
    • By Resolve
  • The initiation in which the seeker has a direct experience of GOD immediately after the initiation is known as ‘Shambhavi’ initiation. This is a great initiation. Very few seekers have the ability to bear the effect of power (Divine energy) of this initiation. Such seekers have been called ‘Bhavpratyaya Yogi’ in Patanjali Yoga Philosophy.

  • Initiation by Touch: Guru flows his power into the seeker by touching at the Third Eye spot, heart centre and at the base of the spinal column at ‘Mooladhaar’ in this initiation.

  • Initiation by Word (Mantra): The power of Guru flows into the seeker through a ‘Mantra’. The initiation ‘Mantra’ that is given by the Guru has already been chanted by the Guru for a long period of time. The power of the Mantra has been absorbed by the Guru. There is no difference between that Mantra and the Guru. The entire body of the Guru becomes like the Mantra. When the Guru gives initiation by such an empowered Mantra, it gives liberation.

  • Initiation by Sight: This means an initiation given by merely looking at the seeker. The sight of a Guru who gives this kind of initiation is ‘antar-lakshi’. This kind of initiation can be given by only that Guru who has himself been initiated by an empowered Spiritual Master and he himself should also be ‘antar-lakshi’ otherwise it is impossible to give this kind of initiation.

Although the eyes of such great saints remain open but in reality, their attention is always on the Supreme Power. One can make out by looking at the pictures of such saints. There have been many such great saints like Saint Gurudev Shri Gurunanak Dev ji Maharaj, Saint Shri Kabir Das ji, Shri Ram Krishna Paramhans etc. who have appeared on this sacred land (referring to India).

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • My empowered Spiritual Master, His Holiness Baba Shri Gangainathji Yogi (Brahmleen), benefactor of liberation, was also a ‘Paramsiddha Yogi’ and was in the same divine state as the above-mentioned saints. This truth is evident by looking at his picture. Because of the causeless grace of my Spiritual Master who is most merciful, most powerful and benefactor of liberation that that power revealed itself in an ordinary man like me.

  • By Resolve: This is an initiation in which just by making up the mind about getting initiated from a Guru one gets initiated. I have come across many such examples in my spiritual life. I have some disciples who are highly evolved. Many people are able to meditate and undergo automatic yogic movements just by talking to them and by looking at my and my Spiritual Master’s picture. But such kind of disciples are very few. From this, Ekalvaya’s spiritual practice proves to be true.

  • According to our scriptures till the Kundalini of a man gets awakened and reaches ‘Sahasrara’ liberation is not attained. Union of the earth element (Prithvi tattva) with the space element (Akash tattva) is salvation and attaining of ‘Kaivalyapad’.

In Siddha Yoga also known as ‘Mahayoga’, the Guru awakens the Kundalini of the disciple by his power through ‘Shaktipat’ initiation. While explaining about Guru it has been said that he awakens the existing but dormant power ‘Kundalini’ within the disciples and makes them worthy of experiencing GOD.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • It has been said by Swami Vishnu Tirth about Kundalini awakening that “As long as the Kundalini is dormant within the body, the behaviour of man is like an animal. He is incapable of having knowledge about the Supreme Power even though he might be doing thousands of Yogic practices.”

What happens when by the grace of the Guru the Kundalini is awakened through ‘Shaktipat’ initiation?

  • It has been said in “Swatmaram, Hathyoga Pradipika-3,2” that once the Kundalini is awakened by the grace of the Guru then all the chakras and the granthis ( Brahmgranthi, Vishnugranthi, and Rudragranthi) are pierced. This way the seeker attains the state of samadhi- a state of ‘samatva bodh’. The moment ‘Shaktipat’ happens, the seeker starts experiencing different types of automatic yogic kriyas like asan(body postures), bandh(locks), mudras and pranayam (regulation of breath) according to his past life karmas. The Guru has full command over the awakened kundalini by which he controls and regulates its speed.

  • The Kundalini is called Universal Mother in our scriptures. It is the divine light of that Supreme Power which is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. The seeker whose Kundalini gets awakened is able to directly experience and realize unlimited past, present and future events.

  • Physical science accepts that the word has been spoken never gets destroyed. If a man could have a suitable device then it is possible to hear that word again. Our Yoga philosophy says that not only can it be heard but also the who has who spoken it can be seen and heard saying it. The film that has already been made (whatever has happened in the past), what is the problem in being to see and hear it?

Our Yoga philosophy clearly says that it is also possible to see and hear the incidents that have not yet occurred. Many disciples are capable of proving this. Our Patanjali Yoga Philosophy verifies the above facts. Due to the ‘Shaktipat’ initiation only the West will be able to experience bliss and direct realization of the unlimited events of the past and future- the predictions in the Bible merely means this.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

In this context, the prediction was made by Jesus about sending an assistant. Because of the ‘Shaktipat’ initiation by the assistant that they will be able to experience bliss and knowledge. Acts 2:33 in the Bible says,” Exalted to the highest honour to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.”

  • The description of ‘Shaktipat’ Initiation is found in many philosophical books. Swami Vivekanand said,” This knowledge is a gift of our philosophy. But because of the quality of the dark age this divine science has almost vanished from the earth.”

  • The Kundalini of my disciples awakens after the ‘Shaktipat’ initiation. As a result, they start experiencing different kinds of yogic kriyas like Asan (Body postures), Bandh (Locks), Mudra and Prananyam (Breath regulation) automatically. Kundalini takes control of the seeker’s body, life force, mind and intellect and gets the Yogic Kriyas done under its control. The seeker has no control over it. Neither can he do these Yogic kriyas by his own efforts nor can he stop them.

  • The scientists of Physical Science will be able to resolve many of their problems due to this divine science. Kundalini is the divine light of that Supreme Power therefore it has the pinnacle of knowledge. It is immortal, omniscience and omnipresent therefore it is not surprising that the seeker has the complete awareness of the past present and future once it is awakened. God is known as ‘Satchitanand’( Sat+Chit+ Anand) so due to this reason the seeker is able to directly experience limitless, divine bliss which is beyond senses constantly. Because of this divine bliss, he develops dislike towards anything that has a negative impact.

It is because of this divine bliss that all kinds of mental stress are pacified completely and all the diseases related to it like blood pressure, insomnia etc. are completely cured automatically without any medicine. Many patients who couldn’t be cured by the electric treatment have been cured.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • Two patients who were not getting any relief even by being on Insulin injections were completely cured after the ‘Shaktipat’ initiation due the peace derived after this initiation.

  • Apart from Yoga philosophy, we find the reference of the divine bliss at other places too. In the 21st verse of the fifth chapter and 15th, 21st, 27th and 28th verse of the sixth chapter in the Geeta, Bhagawan Shri Krishna has explained the divine bliss so thoroughly that is not found anywhere else.

Unattracted to the sensory world, the yogi experiences the ever-new joy inherent in the self. Engaged in divine union of the soul with Supreme Power, He attains bliss indestructible.

Bhagavad Gita

— BG 5:21
  • The self-governed yogi-he whose mind is fully under control-thus engaging his soul in ceaseless meditative union with Supreme Power, attains the peace of My being. (BG 6:15)

  • The state in which the sense-transcendent immeasurable bliss becomes known to the awakened intuitive intelligence, and in which the yogi remains enthroned, never again to be removed. (BG 6:21)

  • The yogi who has completely calmed the mind and controlled the passion and freed them from all impurities, and who is one with Supreme Lord- verily he has attained supreme blessedness. (BG 6:27)

  • The yogi, free from all impurities, ceaselessly engaging the Self thus in the activity of yoga (divine union), readily attains the blessedness of continuous mergence in the Supreme Lord. (BG 6:28)

According to spiritual science human body is made up of seven types of cells inside which lives the soul. These seven types of cells are- Annamayakosh , Pranmayakosh, Manomayakosh, Vigyanmayakosh, Anandmaykosh, Chitmayakosh, Sattmayakosh.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • According to our present state of evolution, man has developed only the first three types of cells for his day to day performance. Few men are capable of utilizing Vigyanmayakosh as well by their efforts. Because today Science is not governed from its own state but by the intellect dominated mind that is the reason that Science is doing more of destruction than creation. A Yogi is able to go beyond and reach the actual dwelling place of Science.

  • When Science will be governed from its actual dwelling place then it will be utilized only for creative purpose. That is why Maharishi Aurobindo has predicted that India is rising to set the ideal of yoga in GSSY of life. India will achieve its real freedom, unity and greatness by yoga and through yoga it will protect it too.

  • A great Saint Yaagyavalkya reached up to the Anandmayakosh but the last two types of cells have not been awakened so far. Siddha Yoga which is also known as Mahayoga and which is perfected by the grace of Guru by the Shaktipat initiation, its seekers have been able to attain the knowledge of all the seven layers.

Plenty of such examples are there in our scriptures. Patanjali Yoga Philosophy explains a practical method of attaining the ‘Kaivalyapad’ in only 195 aphorisms.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • Mankind is the finest expression of God. Everyone accepts that man has been created as the exact form of God. So, by sequential evolution it is possible for man to become like his creator. While explaining the form of man Bhagawan Shri Krishna has clearly explained in the 22nd verse of the 13th chapter in the Geeta:

  • The Supreme Lord, transcendent and existing in the body, is the detached Beholder, the Consenter, the Sustainer, the Experiencer, the Great Lord, and also the Highest Self. (BG 13:22)

  • This bliss which is beyond senses has been termed as ‘Hari Naam ki Khumari’(Intoxication due to God’s name) by saints. Saint Sadgurudev Nanak Dev ji Maharaj said,” The intoxication due to bad habits wears off by the next morning but the intoxication due to God’s name stays forever.

Saint Kabirdas ji said,” The intoxication due to God’s name doesn’t wear off but the intoxication due to God’s name increases day by day.

Gurudev Shri Ramlal ji Siyag

  • Bible also clearly says,” It is an internal happiness that comes in all those who have faith. This bliss continues in the heart. It doesn’t come and go like worldly happiness.

  • HIS bliss is complete. It continues to fill the bowls of our hearts till they start overflowing. The bliss that runs in our hearts can outflow and reach others hearts too.” This bliss will establish peace.

Shaktipat Diksha explained by Gurudev Siyag