Akashic Readings About Renunciation
Renunciation is nothing but the ability to rejuvenate yourself continuously by dropping the different identities you create for certain purpose, but unfortunately associate yourself with it, feel one with it. Renunciation is of different levels; renouncing the external wealth which you decide to possess and identify yourself with it, renouncing the name and fame with which you identify yourself and possess and feel as one with, renouncing people with which you identify yourself, possess and feel one with, renouncing the identities which you possess and identify yourself and feel one with. Among these renunciations, renouncing the identity is the ultimate renunciation.
Renunciation is the most intelligent thing a living being can do because renunciation continuously rejuvenates and creates a possibility for higher expressions in your being. When the highest expression happens, you cross the border of renunciation and renunciation itself becomes your very being. When your very core becomes renunciation, the constant purification, a continuous intelligence shining becomes your life. Constantly renouncing thoughts is unclutching, living renunciation as a lifestyle is living enlightenment. Ajapa japa is a powerful way of renouncing the words and thoughts continuously happening in you. Feeling connection is a powerful method to renounce all the emotions which are not necessary happening in you. Unclutching is the ultimate renunciation, renouncing all the identities which are unnecessary happening in you. Renunciation is the ultimate purification process to live enlightenment.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The first question on renunciation we have is from Ravi from Vancouver, Canada:
‘Dear Swamiji, why should one become neutral to physical needs?’
The why do not does not have answer. When the spiritual evolution happens, when spiritual powers are unfolding through your body, becoming neutral to physical needs just happens. As a flow of life this expresses naturally in you.
He is also asking, ‘Isn’t the very creation of male and female and the senses also the gift of Existence? Existence provides everything including poisons. It is up to you to use what you want and live the way you want based on the goal you want to reach and the purpose you feel as your life’s mission.
‘While savoring the gift of Existence, can’t we achieve the same highest coherence that we can achieve through renunciation?’
Whether you savor or renounce, in the end, only when the identities are renounced highest is achieved. Even what you call as savoring, in the end only when you are able to renounce the identity, the base, ultimate is achieved. Whatever you understand as savoring will not lead you to the ultimate and whatever you understand as savoring will not lead you to achieve the ultimate truth. Whether you live with it or leave it, identity needs to be dropped. Only when you renounce the identity ultimate is achieved. If you can renounce the identities, even if those things are around you, you will achieve the ultimate. If you can’t renounce the identity, even if you physically move away from those things you may not be able to achieve the ultimate. Finally everything boils down to renouncing the identities.
'The next question is from Sri Nithya Gnanaprabhananda: ‘What is the true meaning of renunciation in the path of sannyas?’
Renouncing all the outer world objects, which you feel as your possession become one with it out of your delusion, renouncing all the people, renouncing all the places, renouncing all the pleasures, renouncing all the thoughts, renouncing all the identities; renunciation in its complete pure form is sannyas. The sannyas, even the training of the sannyas done by an incarnation constantly reminds you into the renunciation and puts you in renunciation. The next question is from Joyce: ‘How are freedom and renunciation related?’
Renunciation is freedom, freedom means renunciation.
The next question is from Estelle Reiter from France: ‘Dear Mahadeva and Kalabhairava, dear Master, I listen to many of Swamiji’s videos and I realize that I have a deep misunderstanding about renunciation and so many questions are coming up. How do I know whether my bio-memory is ready for renunciation?’
All bio-memories by nature programmed for renunciation. It is your mind which goes against the renunciation, creates more and more troubles and identities, misconceptions. If you allow your bio-memory to function in a free natural way, you will not over-eat, you will not over-see, you will not over-enjoy, you not indulge in anything. As a natural flow you will renounce. Renunciation is way of life, flow of life as per cosmic law.
She is also asking, ‘Does it necessarily involve spiritual celibacy?’
Celibacy means just keeping yourself physically mentally emotionally away from lust. The renunciation in the ultimate sense is keeping yourself away from identities. If lust is going to awaken certain strong identities in you, keeping away from that identity is renunciation. If keeping away from the lust physically mentally emotionally helps you to be away from the identity, then that path can be used as a method to renounce the identity. But ultimate is renouncing the identity. If you think by keeping yourself physically away the identity is not disappearing, it is only becoming more and more strong getting strengthened, then going through the lust and transforming it into love, the pattern out of which you can easily unclutch and renounce and evolve and be free, can be evolved. It is like diluting the strength of the patterns. Lust is too strong pattern. If you can go into it and go through it with awareness, the patterns gets diluted. The influence of that pattern over you gets reduced. Then it flowers into love, then that pattern by nature is very simple, does not have too much power over you. You can easily move to the next level - patternless renunciation, full blown being, fully flowered enlightened being.
She is also asking, ‘What is a spiritual couple?’
There is no such thing as spiritual couple in cosmic law. Spiritual means all alone by yourself. Two spiritual beings does not make spiritual couple. They only make two spiritual beings.
The next question is from Mahanand Mrityunjay from Bangalore: ‘Swamiji pranam, which one is a true and real renunciation to be practiced – a) mental level renunciation b) physical or material renunciation?
If you are established in the material level, if your mind identify itself constantly in material level, material level renunciation also should be practiced. If you are established only in mental level, mental level renunciation is enough. But mental level renunciation is necessary for everyone. Material level renunciation can be decided based on the level in which you are established.
The first question today is from Nathan Meyers, who is saying, ‘Dear great Master, will you please give us the best way to renounce the breath of the human body, so we may transcend the ego and release all attachment to the mind and body? Thank you for your highest teachings.’
Exhaling is renunciation of the breath you inhaled; inhaling is the renunciation of death you are retaining in your body. When you be in the center, neutral space between inhaling and exhaling, you renounce both life and death, rest in enlightenment. Inhaling is life exhaling is death. Being in the neutral space center of the inhaling and exhaling is enlightenment, Samadhi space. Try continuously to be in the neutral space. That’s the way you become enlightened that’s the way you will radiate enlightenment. That’s the best way to renounce breathing and all the movements of life and death related to breathing.
The next question is from Sridevi from Gurukul, Bidadi, India, who is asking, ‘How can or should a householder practice renunciation?’
As per the cosmic law there is no householder, sannyasi. Cosmic law only knows one thing; human beings evolving, and different levels. Whether it’s householder or a grihastha or a sannyasi or a celibate or vanaprasthi, whatever, renunciation makes you live highest frequency. Renunciation out of fear is not renunciation. Renunciation of material objects should lead to renunciation of mental patterns. It should lead to finally renunciation of the identity. So let the renunciation be the lifestyle for every human being at every level.
She is also asking, ‘What all can he or she do or he or she avoid?’
As Kalabhairava already read out from the akashic records the different levels of renunciation, renunciation of the idea of possession, renunciation of the patterns, renunciation of the certain ways you respond, renunciation of identity itself.
The next question is from Rajan, Sugarland, Texas, USA, who is asking, ’My humble pranams Kalabhairava. What are the differences between sacrifice and renunciation?’
Renunciation is way of life where you are continuously growing. When you grow from the birth you reach middle age, when you grow from middle age you reach old age, when you reach beyond the old age you reach death, when you reach beyond death you go for next birth. The flow of the life in its natural form is renunciation. Sacrifice is something like you give up for a specific purpose for a particular reason. So renunciation is your lifestyle, sacrifice is the decisions you make once in a while.
He is also asking, ‘What is the best form of renunciation?’
Renouncing the identities.
The next question is from Meena Joshi from Washington DC, USA, who is saying, ‘Does strict austerity, abstinence and ascetic practices remove karmic samskaras of past and present lifetimes?’
Yes, austerities, ascetic practices, specifically prescribed to you by your master, helps you to get out of patterns and makes you achieve the ultimate. The next question is from Ma Nithya Ramani from New Jersey, USA, who is saying, ‘Nithyananda the Divine Avatar, how do I know what is divine will and what Divine wants me to do?’
Your intuition strongly hits at you, strongly raises you, strongly radiates through you, from every incidents of your life. Continuously wait for the lesson from every incident happening in your life. Every incident is a lesson brought to you by divine. If you have time to listen, Kalabhairava-me continuously talk to you. If you take time to call me I take time to answer you.
The next question is from the same person, who is also asking, ‘How do I renounce my thoughts and will, and be constantly aligned with the Divine. Please guide.’
Thought, will, all are just different words. Will is nothing but bunch of thoughts. Thought is nothing but loosened will. Realize this truth. Thought and will are not separate things. Both will be aligned. Will and thought are just different smells from your identity. When your identity is little frozen the smell is called will, when it is liquid the smell is called thought. But both are just flavors of your identity. If the smell is little strong it is called will. If it is little loose it is called thought.
The next question is from Sujata Chandrashekaran, Chennai, India, who is asking, ‘Dear Kalabhairava, is it right to renounce the family members like father, mother, husband, wife and children for the sake of our own spiritual practices?’
As per the cosmic law no husband, no father, no mother, no wife, no children exist. Everybody gives birth as the flow of their life. The very idea even the mother and father is created by you human beings. It is neither attested, accepted, in the cosmic law. Spiritual practice is the first priority for any human being. Spiritual enlightenment is the first truth for any human being. Evolving in the right direction with the right spiritual guidance is the first priority in your life. Let that not be sacrificed for anything. Same way, do not use spirituality to escape from your social responsibilities. If it is honest spiritual seeking, spiritual practice, nothing, nothing should come in the way. Anything comes in the way can be sacrificed.
She is also asking, ‘If they are so dependent on us for their survival, what is the solution for us to jump into the spiritual journey? Thank you Kalabhairava for expressing yourself through our beloved Swamiji.’
No, no life can be dependent on others. Each life is their individual life. Each being comes to planet earth on its own. Neither you can save nor you can fulfill them. Never you can make them feel secured. You human beings first need to save yourself. All other things are just pseudo sentiments; just inability being justified in the name of responsibility. Kalabhairava makes it very clear, in the cosmic law only individuals exists. Let all the individuals travel through the highest possible existence - enlightenment.
The next question is from Padma from Hyderabad, India, who is saying, ‘Dear father, is not renunciation a mental state?’
Yes it is a mental state. If you are established in that mental state, if physical is also renounced, great, if not it’s ok. Physical renunciation does not matter if you are established in mental renunciation. But do not cheat yourself saying you are established in the mental state and have continuously physical objects around you. Establishing yourself in the mental state in the initial level needs physical renunciation also. Be honest and integrated to evaluate yourself. That is where the real renunciation stands.
She is also saying, ‘Sometimes, though we renounce outwardly, those desires will still be there in subconscious level, and sometimes by the time we realize there is nothing in it, it is too late. What to do?’
Initial levels renunciation physically also may be useful to achieve the state of the renunciation in the mind. But achieving the mental state of renunciation is the ultimate - foremost.
The next question is from a devotee, who is asking, ‘I am a married man with children, taking care of my family business. Can renunciation be the spiritual path for people like me?’
In cosmos marriage is neither recorded nor recognized. It’s a individual’s decision. Sometimes they live together sometimes they separate. Mahadeva has no specific records about this subject.
The next question is ‘What is the difference between renouncing a desire and unclutching from it?’ Both are one and the same.
The next question is from an ashramite, who is saying, ‘O Kalabhairava, without first renouncing the identity that desires all things, is it possible to renounce anything at all?’
Renouncing the desires erodes the identity, renouncing the identity erodes all the desires. It is always one leading to the other. There is no such thing as which one will be first.
The next question is, ‘I love creating wealth and have a talent for it. How can I combine creative expansion with renunciation?’ Establish yourself in renunciation; the creative expansion will be your life breath. You will expand creatively so much, you will not bother to hold on to what you created.
The next question is from a devotee, who is saying,
‘Respected Kalabhairava, can you say something about sannyas as the path of renunciation?’ Renouncing your identities is sannyas. That is the way of life for any matured intelligent being.
The first question today is from Ma Nithya Atmaniranjanananda, who is saying, ‘Nithyanandam dear Kalabhairava, of late I have noticed that all my responses in terms of emotions are happening from the ananda gandha and they are deeply stirring, particularly when it comes to compassion and gratitude. Has this happened as a result of continuous unclutching which automatically led to the renouncing of the mind? Please clarify.’
Renouncing of the mind has happened in you already. Now only the renouncing of the identity and identification with different things had to happen. It has happened more by the initiation and the power of Upanishad. Upanishad and initiation leads to unclutching. Unclutchng leads to renunciation of the mind. When the mind is renounced compassion and gratitude overflows, but even this is not the end. Compassion and gratitude will settle down in the system without even you able to recognize it is compassion and gratitude. That is the ultimate experience. Even recognition of the compassion and gratitude shows there are some moments when those experiences do not exist. It is still in dvaita. Let this unclutching happen deeper and deeper. Renounce even this compassion and gratitude. You will reach a space where you are settled. Your very being has become compassion and gratitude without yourself identifying these two emotions. Identification and identifying both will not happen in the ultimate renunciation.
The next question is from Shailaja from Hyderabad, who is saying, ‘Pranam Swamiji, how to maintain intellectually, skillfully, renouncing that which is non-self at every moment of life, because sometimes we get carried away with so many illusions and get entangled with them later and repent?’
As you practiced deviating from your original state of renunciation, same way practice going back to renunciation. How many times you have tried hard to move out of your original state of renunciation and get entangled into delusions and illusions, that many times you have to practice to go back to the original state of renunciation. Renunciation has to be practiced because you practiced moving out of renunciation. Renunciation was your original state. You practiced continuously and moved out. Because you practiced continuously and moved out, now you are bound to practice renunciation and get back to the renunciation.
The next question is from Constance from Michigan, USA, who is saying, ‘Can this happen that a husband can leave his family, renounce his regular life to become a supreme?’
As Kalabhairava already read out, in cosmos neither family nor renouncing the family is recognized. Marriage is a system human beings made for themself. It’s a commitment individuals make with themselves. Kalabhairava neither recommends the marriage nor recommends separation. It is every individual who has to decide based on what he feels as the fulfillment in his life, in his mission, and each decision brings its side-effects which the individual has to live and go through. As far as the Akashic Records concerned, the records recommend enlightenment as the only mission for every human being. That should be the top priority for every human being as that is the goal of every individual soul. So whatever can quicken that process, process of enlightenment, is encouraged and supported.
The next question is from Megan Bishop Scott from Canada, who is saying, ‘Deepest pranams Kalabhairava. Can you please explain the concept of surrender to the Divine?’
Only after you experience Divine beyond any possible doubts which can be created by your body, mind and emotion you will be able to surrender to the Divine. Till then even the concept of Divine will be just your own mental imagination. So, surrender may not be possible till you realize the concept of Divine experientially.
The next question is Manisha Kumar from Jaipur, India, who is saying, ‘O Shiva, koti koti pranam! Please tell, can an 80 years old lady be made understood about liberation. Thank you.’
Age has no role to play in making people understand liberation. It is the maturity of the soul. If the soul is matured, the moment child is born he can be made to understand what is liberation and enlightenment. Or even when his body is being carried in mother’s womb the body can be programmed to understand enlightenment. The maturity has not happened, even a old man can never be able to understand the truths of liberation. Liberation, the truths of liberation is understood based on the individual’s maturity, not based on the age of the biology and the body.
The next question is from Bharat from Dallas, USA, who is saying, ‘Swamiji, pranams. I understand about renouncing the identity, and all the world I am experiencing around me is out of my choice. I understand how I am caught thinking something as me, and there are only bodies moving around. When these things happen, a kind of tight hold near my navel gets loosened and the body feels light. I was trying to remain in the same space as much as possible. It was easy for me to continue to remain in that space and continue in that physical activities like bathing, walking etc. But it was not possible to remain in this space and continue even a small mental activity. Like, I was sitting in the meeting and continued to remain in that space, but I was either able to remain in that space or come down and listen to what others were saying. Both are not happening simultaneously. Later once the mind enters, again getting back to that space takes a while. What is the solution for this?
Just little more practice is what all you need. As on now give priority to be in that space again and again. Even if you miss some meetings it is ok. The experience you are having happens very rarely to human beings. Do not miss. Allow that - (coughs) allow that experience to settle down in you. Soak yourself in that very experience. You have got the rare gift from the cosmos; don’t lose that great gift of diamond for small ordinary stones like meetings, money, profession, job. Let go of anything which hinders that experience, which tries to move you away from that experience. Renounce everything which moves you away from that experience. Soak yourself only into that experience. You will achieve the ultimate.
The next question is from Rita from Bangalore, India, who is saying, ‘Nithyanandam! In Akashic Reading, Kalabhairava clarified that there is no marriage recorded in cosmic law. Would like to know whether the Tridev with the goddesses are expressions of masculine and feminine energies, as Kalyanotsavam is celebrated in all temples indicating marriage of deities and goddesses – Meenakshi and Sundareshwara, Rama and Sita, Krishna and Rukmini, all got married on planet earth.
It is a concept to make people understand the feminine and masculine consciousness and energies.
San hose, Seattle, Los Angeles; in all 3 temples Kalabhairava walks with the form. You guys see your CC TV you will see his form very vaguely moving, very mildly captured; in next 3-4 days you guys will also see big footprint of Kalabhairava in your carpets in the temple and the form of Kalabhairava will be vaguely recorded in your CC TVs which is visible to your eyes but not with details.