Sahaja Yoga begins with shaktipat. Shaktipat means shakti-giving, and is often translated as ‘initiation’ as it is shakti, the activating force of nature, that initiates any and all action.
Shakti is Divine Energy, the go-power in nature, the animator, the primordial power that makes things happen. Shaktipat allows for the bound life energy in the body to be released and set free. Depending upon the preparedness of the initiate, once this energy released, shakti initiates spontaneous meditation and awakens the evolutionary force, kundalini, naturally.
Sahaja Yoga Sadhana
The transmission of shakti by an empowered teacher is often likened to lighting one candle with another candle. Today, the opportunities for taking shaktipat diksha (initiation) have increased, but often the initiate does not have the necessary information for what follows and the fire goes out, the honeymoon is over.
Rather than just giving diksha, I believe that it is vital to provide initiates with the knowledge of what to do with it, to understand the practice that follows initiation, so that Shakti does not return to dormancy. We call this practice, Sahaja Yoga. By any name, this is the original, authentic sadhana of ancient masters, the key to making the fullest use of shaktipat diksha. Through it, the initiate will have the means of allowing Shakti the freedom to act according to Her own divine intelligence and to bring about spontaneous meditation, natural kundalini awakening and spiritual evolution.
Sahaja Yoga sadhana is spontaneous and experiential; it does not require the use of any technique on your part. It is its own technique. Knowing what to surrender and what to surrender it to is all there is to it. The only discipline involved is getting yourself into the meditation room on a regular basis. Beyond that, trust God, trust Shakti. Yes, it really is that simple.
Sahaja Yoga has been lovingly called “The Shakti Jet,” as it propels one forward a thousand times faster than other means in which the use of techniques quell the freedom of shakti and the life energy.
Do I Need Shaktipat From Durga Ma?
No, you don’t. You don’t need to get shaktipat from anyone. Shakti is everywhere. Shakti can be ignited through physical exercise, dance, deep study and concentration on your art, your science or your skill, by understanding Truth, though loving devotion to God and guru (teacher), or through transmission by a shaktipat teacher.
The benefit of taking this initiation from a shaktipat teacher is to forge a relationship with someone qualified to guide you from that point. You can either boot-strap your own way or use a teacher qualified to initiate and to guide you.
If you have an interest in pursuing Sahaja Yoga, the link below will take you to more information.
List of installments on Sahaja Yoga
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