Friday, February 3, 2017

Introduction about Santsevi Ji Maharaj

Santsevi Ji Maharaj 1920-2007
The latest teacher and accomplished adept is Santsevi Ji Maharaj. Santsevi Ji met his teacher Maharishi Mehi in 1939. Santsevi Ji served his teacher with devotion and service rarely seen. Although, Santsevi Ji attended school only to the 7th grade his intellect is remarkable.  On behalf of and at the direction of Maharishi Mehi he wrote prolifically and profoundly.  He freely cited quotes from a variety of scriptures and sages. His quarters largely lacked books which begs the question: from what source do these quotes came? The quotes were often extremely detailed and extremely varied.  His spoken Hindi was lucid, scholarly yet clear and easily understandable. Shri Santsevi Jis' greatness is only eclipsed by his humility. He was a living embodiment of what he taught and while traveling extensively on teaching tours he maintained a discipline which included ample time for meditation and other spiritual duties. Still this description does not convey the spirit and individuality of this great sage.  He cared for his devotees intensely and often wept on hearing of some sad news or sad story. His heart was as tender as a mother, however if you were fortunate enough to be given advice by him-that advice always was true and resulted in the best. Although, he might appear to casually suggest a future event, that event always occurred.  While he did not perform public miracles, there are hundreds of stories from his devotees relating to miraculous events clearly orchestrated by his Divine hand. He was always encouraging especially in regards to individual sadhana (spiritual practices).  Everyone who was close to Swamiji felt as though they were singled out for special care and love. In fact everyone close to him had that experience, such was his grace and sense of service.  It is said  "a great Master serves even his disciples", Shri Santseviji was the embodiment of that saying.
Santsevi Ji  refused numerous invitations to come and teach in the West. Recently, he expressed his wish that Santmat be taught by his representatives. Santsevi Ji says:
A Spiritual Successor of Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Maharshi Mehi Ashram, Kuppa Ghat, Bhagalpur, Bihar

Quality Meditation -- Focusing One's Attention (Surat) -- Sayings of Swami SantSevi Ji

"God is found not in a man-made Kaaba, but in natural Kaaba (temple), within your own heart or self." (Swami SantSevi Ji Maharaj)

"By seeking the path within, one will go beyond the sensory realm…and will attain the State of Oneness." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"Whatever little is possible, do meditation everyday. But never ever give up or discontinue meditation. You will definitely meet with success." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"All of you please keep on practicing meditation regularly, everyday. Gurudev will bestow you with success!" (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"The main hindrances to success in the practice of meditation are the following: procrastination and laziness, activity of thoughts during meditation (day dreaming, fanciful imagination, planning, the rising of any kinds of thoughts)." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"Unless we overcome the magnanimous challenge of procrastination and curb the ever-rising tide of mental activity during meditation, we cannot reach our Noble (arya) destination (state of unity with God). The non-vigilant practitioners usually become engrossed in thoughts or fall sleep. These formidable passes must be crossed for success." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"During meditation we should be vigilant and awake. Whatever is our point of focus, we should diligently keep our mind on that goal and we will not be bothered by sleep." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"Without formless or subtle meditation, attainment of Inner Light is impossible. You must get yourself out of darkness. How will this happen? Prat-ya-hara -- bringing the mind back -- is followed by dharana, sustaining of focus for small periods. At first this will be for even a small time. Pratyanhara is the repeated practice of bringing the wandering mind to a focus. By repetitive practice of pratyahara we are able to focus for a little while on the object of meditation. This focusing for small periods is known as dharana. When this dharana continues for extended periods, then the state of dhyana or complete focus occurs." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"The Current of consciousness which is dispersed in the nine gates of the body and the nine senses must be collected at the tenth gate (the sixth chakra, the Third Eye, Bindu, Center between the eyebrows). Therein lies the path for our return." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"In this process of dhyan, the scattered consciousness gets fully collected and there appears a Refulgent Point which, according to holy Bhagavad Gita is the Infinitesimal Form of God. There appears the Refulgent Lights in the inner darkness and our consciousness starts hearing inner divine Sounds. In this state, the true Master guides the practitioner..." (Swami SantSevi Ji)

"The tenth gate is the gathering point of consciousness. Therein lies the path for our return. The tenth gate is also known as the sixth chakra, the third eye, bindu, the center located between the two eyebrows. This is the gateway through which we leave the gates of the sense organs and enter in the divine realms and finally become established in the soul. We travel back from the Realm of Darkness to the Realm of Light, from the Light to the Divine Sound, and from the Realm of Sound to the Soundless State. This is called turning back to the Source." (Swami SantSevi Ji) 

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