November 2007 -2
Science of Enlightenment
From the works of Living Enlightenment Master Paramahamsa Nithyananda. In this clip taken from discourse titled " The Power of Looking", Swamiji answers to the question of why God described in the Satyanarayana Pooja is revengeful and punishes people. Swamiji says a person who is based on low-level conscious needs manuals and the Divine has to be presented in their level to be connected. Masters have created wonderful techniques to connect to the ultimate from different levels. Swamiji then beautifully goes on to describe the eight levels of growth that beings need to go through: 1. Worship of all deities, 2. Worship of one deity, 3. Japa or mantra to look inwards, 4. Meditating and visualizing one form, 5. Just Smarana, remembrance (Lila Dhyana), 6. Converting Deva Bhakti to Guru Bhakti, 7. Turning Guru Bhakti to Atma Bhakti, 8. Enlightenment. He also tells us that our masters have given us techniques for all the steps so that all beings can be elevated in their consciousness.