Shiv Yog - You and Your Life
The word Shiva is the name of infinity. Shiva means the one who is infinite. His name is Lord Shiva. And what does the word yoga suggest? It is the process to connect with the infinite. To get connect with the infinite. It is the sole goal of our life. That is the reason we are born. Regardless what we are, whether we are good or bad, whether we are weak or strong we have to connect with the infinite. So the way we define ourselves. Like I am poor, I am rich. I am healthy. I am sick. We shouldn't define ourselves in the way. There should be only one definition. “Infinite”. The name Shiv Yog the word Shiva means infinite. And the word, Yoga in it suggests the process to connect with the infinite. The one who attains the Shiv Yog becomes the infinite. And what is the identity of a common man? Someone would say that he is healthy. Someone would say that he is an import leader. There were more important leaders that him in the past. There will be more important leaders than him in future. He may not remain an important leader for his entire life. If you say you are a rich man. Then there can be people richer then you. There will be people less rich than you. And you can live his entire life as a rich man. Or you can lose your wealth as well. Nothing stays forever. I am healthy. So you can be healthier than you are now. And you can be less healthy than what you are now. I am really sick. You will get people sicker than you. And you will get people less sick than you. So there is always more to it. And the day you attain Shiv Yog there will be nothing ahead of you and nothing behind you. Infinite has neither a beginning nor an end. The goal of human life. What is the motive of your life on the earth? There are two aims of our life. Lord Krishna says you should live your life 200%. You have got a body to fulfil the material goals in your life. You should make progress as much as you want. That's also necessary. But with it you have an incorporeal body as well. Like this physical world, there is an incorporeal world also exists. Every human being knows this physical world. This physical word is the center of his every action. But he doesn't think about the incorporeal world. So the Lord says that the remaining 100% is your inner subtle self. You should strive for its ascension as well. You should expand your inner consciousness. Then only you can connect with the infinite. Shiv Yog. Shiva means the infinite. And the word, yoga means connecting with the infinite. And this yoga technique, this Shiv Yog meditation, it has been there for ages. It has been there since Vedic era. The sages used to practice it even before that. And what do they say about God and religion? It is said that the Supreme Being. You are a body. You are a soul. That is your subtle body. Then there is Supreme Being. When this whole universe unite, then it is called the Supreme Being. So the God is no different than you. He is within you. And you are a soul. Because if you read the scriptures they say that you are not the body. You just own it. You are not the mine. You are its master. Then what is yours? Who are you? You are not the body. You are that supreme consciousness. Shambhavi Meditation is the first step in Shiv Yog. The first step in Shiv Yog is to know your own body. First of all, know your body. With the help of it you have to prepare your body for the connection. Yog means connecting. An alignment. After that you have to connect your five bodies and your mind. You have to connect to the universe that is infinite. It is said that I have an individual mind and the universe has a cosmic mind. I have to merge my mind and the cosmic mind into one.
I have to connect my mind to the universe so that it gets transformed into the cosmic mind. This has been the actual definition of yoga. It had been said that since you are a human being sorrow and happiness will be parts of your life. Happiness is ok. That is right. Sorrow is wrong. What is your actual form? I am not a human being. I am illumination. I am being of light. My basic existence is that of true internal bliss. I am the light that is omnipresent. I am omnipresent. I am the true internal bliss. I have got this body so that I can explore my inner self with the help of it. Basically you are full of happiness. You are full of light. And the purpose of your life is to explore your inner self with the help of this body. It means all the Shiv Yogis should remain in the state of true internal bliss.
Talk about joy and sorrow.
Some of you wish to become healthy. They also get frustrated if their health isn't improving. If they become healthy, what will they get? Joy! He will feel happy. Someone wants a promotion in their job. Or an increment. What will happen if they get it? You will feel happy. Someone wishes their children to get married. So what will you get if your children get married? You will feel happy. If your children fight with each other. If the children fight. What do the parents get? They get upset. If they make peace with each other then what happens? It bring happiness. After some years of marriage, if they don't have kids. What do you get? Sorrow. Once they have kids, what do you get? Happiness. Now what if it is a baby girl? Now if you have a son, what do you get? Happiness. So actually, we aren't looking for son or marriage or happy relationship with anyone. We are not looking for a promotion or good health. What we are searching for? Happiness. The quest! All the efforts that you make, they are to find your own self. Even in the material world you are searching yourself. And you do the same when practicing Shiv Yog. The only difference is when you search yourself in material world you indulge into some other things as well. You might experience pain and sorrow. But when you begin the journey inwards, you will get your inner self. And when you find and explore your inner self you will experience true internal bliss. When does one feel sad? One feel sad when he makes a mistake. Shiv Yog says that you are the creator of your own destiny. Most of the people live their life in ignorance. You are the creator of your destiny. If you face a problem or difficulty in your life who is responsible for it? You are responsible. And if you are happy in your life. Then who is responsible for it? You are responsible. When you face troubles. When you are happy you say that you have worked hard for it. You say you are hardworking and intelligent. You say that you are lucky and that's why you are happy. When you are faced with troubles you will blame the others for it. You will start accusing the others for your problems. He is the reason of my misery. No one makes you sad. And no one makes you happy. You are the creator of your own destiny. This is the principle of Shiv Yog. You should be aware of it. Once you realize it you can take care of yourself and you can correct your mistakes. You were not born to endure pain. But ignorant life. Your ignorance is the reason of your sorrows. That is why it is said that Shiv Yog is knowingness. Shiv Yog teaches you to be conscious at every stage of your life.
It is important to learn Shambhavi meditation before Shri Vidya meditation. Shambhavi meditation is related to Lord Shiva. Don't think this meditation is related to religion. Lord Shiva is vibration. The knowledge, imparted in our Vedas is not about a religion. It is about you. it talks about the being who is infinite. And like a super computer. Shiv Yog teaches you computer technologies. You will learn about the method to operate the computer that is you. In the medical science, it is said that there are more than 55 trillion cells kin every human body. This figure is of the physical body and we have 5 bodies. Let's talk about physical body first. Each cell has a mind of its own. There is your individual mind. The scientists say that each cell approximately contains 8 GB memory. How much memory does your whole body have? (8 GB X 55 Trillion Cells). This is just the beginning. Let's move ahead. A normal human being who is considered intelligent and smart uses only 4 percent of the total mind power he has. Out of the total mind power, a human uses just 4% of it. He doesn't use the remaining 96% of his mind power. What will happen if he start using it? He will become the creator of every incident of his life. You can become the creator of your good life. That is your journey. The whole universe is made up of vibration, energy and matter which is the physical reality. The holy men named this vibration Lord Shiva so that people could understand it. They also said that Lord Shiva is the foundation. Foundation of everything. And energy, vibration create energy. And they called this energy Goddess Shakti. Lord Shiva forms the base of Goddess Shakti. If anyone wants to worship Goddess Shakti then Lord Shiva should be the base.