With peace, happiness and moral values depleting constantly, it has become essential for us to learn spiritual knowledge to attain a stable mental state and purity of thoughts, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji
Shivratri, the night of Shiva, which signifies the darkness of spiritual ignorance in Kaliyuga. Shiva is the incorporeal supreme soul. He imparts the truth about soul, The creation by God inspires humans to purify themselves by linking their heart and mind with him and by doing pure deeds. He does not live, eat, or indulge in sensual experiences like human do. He is the one who never comes in the bondage of actions and their fruits. The supreme soul is remembered in all faiths as Shiva, God, Allah, Jehovah, Ishwar and by many other names. He is praised as the almighty, omnipotent, omniscient being who can liberate human beings from the cycle of sin and suffering. The best thing to realise is that humans can now experience God’s wisdom and blessings as never before because the time has come for him to guide the process of the transformation of the world from Kaliyuga to Satyuga. So what are you waiting for? Let’s join him and be a part of the great transformation of old world into new one. There is no doubt in it that development of science and technology during the last 100 years or so has added to the material power i.e. physical energy. But one has to accept the fact that so far it has not been able to add much to the mental power or the power of silence and peace of mind. Yet, science and the scientific technology exist through the power of mind and the level of thought which is the result of self-consciousness, which again very few of us know. We must understand that our thoughts, intentions, attitude, emotions and actions are the reflection of our self-consciousness. The implementation of technology and the material power may lead to beneficial purposes if mind remains in a state of silence and peace and it may lead to harmful or destructive results. Hence technology is a tool to be used according to one’s wisdom, will-power and the state of mind.
The scientific studies done over the years have been and are still being advanced and planned to provide comforts to human body. With the passage of time, people have become more attracted and motivated towards scientific inventions which provide physical comfort and temporary happiness. However, what we do not notice is that there has been a change in our lifestyle, food-habits and personal activity with disharmony in routine life. Our life today has become fast, miserably expensive and competitive and our thoughts are loaded with strong negativity resulting in stress and tension. As a result of all this, we have started considering ourselves as physical body and thereby the body-consciousness dominates our life. On the other hand, while bodily-comforts are increasing, spiritual power is declining. The confidence of life has been diminished which has led to disequilibrium and disharmony in personal and social life. Peace, purity, happiness, divine insight, moral values and spiritual strength have been depleted and the attention for spiritual aspects has been neglected. Thus, it is significant, at such a time, to learn spiritual knowledge for attaining mental stability and purity of thought. Not many of us know that the soul consists of three metaphysical powers — mind, intellect and resolves. The soul is the basic source of every action performed through body and it can be termed as the storehouse of power and energy. However, most of us including psychiatrists, physical yoga teachers and clinicians do not know that hypothalamus is the locus of mind or soul which is the real culprit in this whole game of creating stress, tension, anxiety within us. The soul or mind is an intelligent and conscient entity which thinks, thus when soul has thoughts of worry or fear, its inner harmony gets disturbed and this in turn disturbs various nuclei in the hypothalamus, which in turn disturbs the whole system of endocrine glands, the hormonal balance and the autonomic nervous system along with visceral functions. However, if soul or mind withdraws itself from the adverse outer environment and negative attitudes by focussing its thoughts on its original nature which is peace and divinity, and directs its attention towards higher source i.e supreme, whose nature is absolute peace, it would then attain calmness and tranquility. This focussing of mind on a higher source is what we call ‘meditation’ or ‘rajyoga’ that releases tension on the nuclei of the hypothalamus due to peaceful thoughts and the state of withdrawal from body and influences it through continuous feedback of slow, rhythmic impulses. It also activates the functions of various endocrine glands and set up useful homeostatic balance between various hormones, thereby leading to good health and much more.
So flexible is this unique technique of rajyoga that there is no need to lie down or sit in a particular posture to practise it. One can easily practise it even when one is at work or maybe while walking or doing any activity. The whole idea is to set our mind in this posture, practising withdrawal and detachment when faced with problems which lead to hypertension and other mental-physical disorders. What is required of one is to cogitate and ruminate the knowledge of soul in order to withdraw mind from the memories of evil persons and events of this unacceptable world and expose the mind to supreme, the ocean of peace. By doing this, the body and mind are then automatically harmonised and this state of harmony, happy feelings, noble thoughts, holy emotions and proper outlook cures man of many diseases or reduces many ailments and helps him/her to recover easily and speedily. Doesn’t this sounds easy?
Writer: Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji
Courtesy: The Pioneer