OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
This is the great redeeming mantra. It comes from the Guru. Repeat it. It means ‘I bow to Shiva.’ Shiva is neither Hindu nor Muslim, neither Buddhist nor Christian. He is your own Self. He is the Self of all. Shiva is inner bliss. Shiva is boundless love. Shiva is all powerful. The Guru, mantra and you-all are one. The Guru is not the physical body. He is the grace-bestowing power of God. The Guru is your supreme inner being. Om is all-pervading Consciousness. The Guru is that Om.
The mantra received from a Guru who has attained full realization by its power is an alive, conscious mantra. It vibrates with his Shakti. Such a mantra has the power to give you liberation by cutting asunder all the knots of your karma. Kundalini, The Universal Mother, encompassing all Yogas, is of the form and inner essence of mantra. Therefore, She is awakened quickly by the mantra received through the Guru. The Guru himself enters you through the mantra. He opens a new world of yoga inside you, sustains it and dissolves all negativity. He leads a seeker to total perfection.
Repeat the mantra all the time with such diligence that it permeates your whole body inside and out. Always meditate without letting your mind be tempted by the objects of this mutable world which is changing from moment to moment. In the course of meditation the individual ego melts away the the sense of ‘I’ leaves you. Only that pure, eternally blissful Consciousness the Supreme Being within and without to be one. This Being remains. You are That. That which vibrates within is the same as that which revels without.
Understand your Self. See your Self. Seek your Self and find your Self. Hari, Shiva, Shakti, Allah, Jesus, and Buddha – all dwell within you. Kneel to your own Self. Honor and worship your own Being. Meditate on your own Self. God dwells within you as you. This is the teaching of Sri Gurudev.
This entire cosmos and all the creatures in it have arisen from the bliss of the Supremely Blissful cosmic Being, the Supremely Blissful God. All the creatures of this cosmos are nothing but vibrations of that love. They are sustained by that love and in the end they merge into the same cosmic Being. That is why it is essential to love. We meditate in the hope of experiencing that love. We turn to Kundalini awakening for the same reason and if we don’t have love in our life then we continue to exist in the hope that one day it will come. God has created all beings from His own bliss. God is love, so the world like Him is full of love. We do not experience love because we look for it where it is not. We look for it outside ourselves. We do not go into our inner beings, where love really lies where bliss really dwells.
Deepak Chopra MD
Dr. Runyan was also introduced to the early writings of Deepak Chopra, another adherent of Hinduism. She studied the Bhagavadgeeta and the Mahabharata and spent three days at the Brooklyn Academy of Music watching it performed. She collected images of Shiva, Krishna, and other Hindu deities. She chanted and wrote the Sanskrit vowels at the School of Practical Philosophy in Manhattan.
The seven spiritual laws:
- Law of Pure Potentiality
- Law of Giving and Receiving
- Law of Karma
- Law of Least Effort
- Law of Intention and Desire
- Law of Detachment
- Law of Divine Purpose