The Mother Divine
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By Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath


The State of Kundalini Awakening:

  • A human being has to worry only until the appearance of Naad (Divine Sound). Once the Mother (Kundalini) is awakened, there is nothing to worry. Mother floods our mind and prana in the musical sound of our being and dwells freely, sometimes sporting upwards, sometimes downwards.

  • The world of Naad is unprecedented. The sadhaka does not have the power to stop Naad. Mother sports about and dances. The sadhaka is overwhelmed; he loses his mind and prana. He stands up, sits and sleeps like a machine, reads the shastras; not an iota of his own influence is at work.

  • When the Kundalini (serpent power) is activated, unbroken Naad goes on; it is beyond the powers of the spiritual aspirant to stop its momentum. Naad Brahma (Absolute in the form of Sound) sports sometimes in higher and sometimes in lower regions (spiritual centres of the body).

  • When the spiritual aspirant forsakes all company and dwells in solitude, at that time Naad manifests in varied aspects. Whether the seeker listens to it or not, the Sound does not cease! Sometimes the (rumbling of) clouds, sometimes the (humming of) the bee, sometimes (chugging of) the engine, sometimes (gurgling of) the waterfall and sometimes (intoning of) ‘Jai Guru’, or ‘Om Guru’ or ‘Guru Guru’ – she plays in this manner.

  • Mother (Kundalini) sings and dances and destroys all our memory and sanskaras. Naad is the goal of all spiritual aspirants. Hathayogi ultimately gains Naad and attains self-realization.

  • Sadhana, bhajan etc. are not mere mental concepts; they are not figments of imagination. There is unbounded joy in sadhana and bhajan; they liberate one from old age and death.

  • Texts composed in meters of Sanskrit language get the prana to vibrate in the praakrut chanda . Prana is directed towards the sushumna channel and experiences great bliss. The bliss experienced after entering the sushumna current is beyond words.

  • The Hathayogis experience Naad after perfection of Hathayoga. Those who do japa, experience Naad in uninhabited places as they pursue their japa; those who are given to austerities obtain Naad as a fruition of their practices. No matter which sadhana is adopted, the fruit is invariably Naad. Kaaran Naad gives rise to Omkar, Omkar gives rise to Varna , and the union of varnas gives rise to bhasha . Bhasha is necessary for spiritual practice. Until the bhasha ceases, there can be no siddhi. That bhasha too ultimately merges with Naad.

  • This is a secret the Gurus do not disclose. It is however imparted to the deserving disciples; I am informing you of this because the common man today holds that God is a mental construct, and it is with the help of imagination alone that one can get on to the path of God. They feel that the blissful things of the external world don’t exist within– that it’s all arid inside. But this is not the case; there is an ocean of bliss within us. You don’t have to imagine anything. One can experience transcendental sounds, touch, form, taste and smell inside. By doing japa in a controlled manner, just for a few days, these come to light one by one.

  • There is no path available to he who is walking on the spiritual journey other than the path of Jyoti and Naad. Jyoti and Naad can bring about everything. Contemplating on this Naad, the yogi merges with the unlimited, indescribable Jyoti. The jnani contemplates on this Naad and becomes one with supreme Brahma who is devoid of attributes. And as the bhakta contemplates on Naad, God comes and grants darshan (vision) to him. Whatever desires the supplicant has; by sitting beneath the wish-yielding tree of Naam, these desires are realized.

  • Those who worship Jyoti and Naad become worthy of being propitiated; they gain fame.

  • Forsaking all activities and efforts, try with all your might to be one-pointedly absorbed in the mantra! Disease, sorrow, want, suffering will all flee. What will remain is happiness on earth, extremely delightful supreme bliss.

Hridaya Kamal (Lotus of the Heart) :

  • Practice contemplating on the lotus in your heart. Again and again, try to concentrate the mind in the heart; several scriptures have unanimously espoused the heart centre.

  • When you meditate on the downward-faced lotus of the heart, it will face upwards. The lotus in the heart is characterized by eight-petals and blood red complexion. Orbs of the sun and moon, and the fire, are in it, and seated in the kernel is your Ishta (Favourite Deity). If you can’t contemplate (or visualise) it as such, concentrate only on the lotus.

  • Supreme bliss dwells in one’s heart. As soon as one turns inwards, man finds the connection with that ocean.

  • You return back to your own heart – then you will not need to go anywhere. Whatever you desire, you’ll find it all in your own heart, all giving and receiving will transpire in the heart.

  • O devout disciples of Guru! You will find your Ishta and your Guru in your own heart. There is no need for you to stand outside and wail. Come into the heart! Your worldly desire of money is insignificant; even more trifling is your suffering on account of lust and anger! Come to the heart! You will be able to experience the unprecedented glory of your Lord even in the midst of your want, anger and lust.

Path of Sushumna:

  • Kundalini, the great torchbearer energy to the path of God, moves to Sahasrara through an extremely subtle channel; by adopting that course human being enjoys perpetual health, supreme peace and loving devotion to God. When the motion of that current is checked, the human being suffers from bondage, disease, sorrow, woe and torment. He becomes an instrument of lust, anger etc. and leads his life akin to an animal.

True Realization:

  • Until such time that a man gets a vision of God, he cannot get genuine peace.

  • Every moment, foul vapours are released from all parts of human body. (Suppose) some person of scavenger caste offers you food and water, and you accept it with a liberal heart. You not only take the stuff, but also declare loudly: “Untouchability is a crime. They too (scavengers) are human beings like us, the same God which is within them also dwells within us… these customs of caste-based segregation of human beings are products of notoriety of the authors of our Scriptures.” (What’s the point in arguing like this and contest the words of Scriptures?)

  • My dear friend! Is it true you see ‘Brahma’ all over? If that is the case, then why do you enjoy money and wealth, wife and son, clothes, and attendants all by yourself? Why don’t you distribute a part to the scavenger, who is also God? Go! Take part in his tiresome profession! Brahma is integrated and indivisible, right? If you have truly acquired knowledge of the Brahma, the state of advaita (non-duality), how come you are wearing clothes? Why does ‘Brahma’ need a wife?

Discretion/ Spiritual Powers & Experiences:

  • Consume sattvik food, study scriptural texts, and observe Brahmacharya; every morning and evening contemplate your favourite deity in the lotus of your heart, and also mediate on the mantra through repeatedly inscribing it there; you will surely gain (spiritual) experiences soon. – 624

  • One should not relate one’s inner experiences to any Tom, Dick and Harry; speaking it out gives it away, it turns the experience into a malady.

  • Whether it is love, or anything else you like to name, it’s nothing to be displayed on the outside. Everything belongs within the heart. Keep it within.

  • With effort, a man can endeavour to engage himself in worship, meditation etc. in the wakeful state; however, if he is able to get a vision of God even in dream, it is to be treated as the grace of God.

  • Future reveals itself during japa; it is not good to develop curiosity about it– it takes the person away from the goal of japa and enhances pride.

  • Jyoti, Naad and Bindu are not figments of imagination; they can be clearly seen and heard year after years.

  • There are crores of manifest and unmanifest Naad. Naad and Bindu enable a man to have direct vision of God and be established in Him – man is drowned in divine bliss!

  • The disease is destroyed first, then the grossness is dispelled, thereafter with equable disposition Chandra (moon) incessantly rains down nectar. The fire, with the aid of wind, brings together all the bodily elements from all directions. Several types of Naad are initiated. The body becomes tender.

  • Pride and astonishment can both damage one’s spiritual practice to a great measure. “Can this happen to me?” This kind of astonishment is a defect.


  • By dint of ascetic practice, when the mind and intellect become Vishuddha , the Jyotirmaya Atman is perceived by the mind and the intellect. This is called Atmadarshan (revelation of the Self); the soul cannot be apprehended with the help of mortal eyes.

  • My child, when you are thirsty, you don’t experience the want of water, what you experience is only the pangs of thirst.

  • As soon as the sins are destroyed, the complexion of a man undergoes a change, it becomes bright and radiant. Jyoti shows through the body in the form of a halo. It is due to the concentration of Ojas secretion that Jyoti comes into being.

  • All the agitations that come up during the spiritual practice should be treated with the sentiment: ‘Thou art everything!’ and pranam should be offered to them – Ekarupa bahudhaa . At other times, men and women, birds and animals, moths and insects, every entity should be duly respected and saluted and addressed as ‘It’s Thee!’ This is anyarupa bahudhaa .

Behaviour of the Emancipated:

  • Brahma-vijnani, the knower of Supreme Reality, or Ishwar-darshankari (he who sees God), these do not need to abjure karma. In them karma drops off by itself.

  • Just as the body ceases to experience happiness and sorrow after death, he who is oblivious of happiness and sorrow while still alive, is worthy of attaining liberation.

  • He who is an imposter pretending to be a jnani, his posturing and parading can’t last; people like this sometimes repeat ‘money’, ‘money’ and run after riches, and sometimes go after women seeking pleasures of the flesh, sometimes they pursue name and fame, ever running like dogs. They are a pain even to the dogs and pigs.

  • 1 Singing praise of God
  • 2 Praakruta: Etymologically, the original nature/state. Since the original state is the state of "ultimate happiness" (the union with the Divine/Brahman), the Praakruta Chanda refer to those Chandas which take the aspirant back to the original state of ultimate happiness. In modern parlance, centripetal forces.
  • 3 Sushumna is a Naadi in the human subtle body. It is one of the body's main energy channels that connect the base Chakra to the crown Chakra.
  • 4 Note of music anahata – the causal transcendental sound.
  • 5 Alphabet.
  • 6 Language
  • 7 Alludes to eight-petalled lotus chakra, called Anahata.
  • 8 Great purity that can enable visualization that may show event or entity at any place.
  • 8 Radiant Mass of Self.