Happy GuruPurnima 2021

Happy GuruPurnima Dear Blessed Ones.   Today is a day universally celebrated to mark our infinite gratitude to our Gurudev for having blessed us with His love and energies, that propelled our journey towards Divinity, without which we would have been lost into the eternity of ignorance. Everyday we have the gratitude, but today is…

The ‘real’ Unconditional Love

A long post but worth it for some practical insights. DISCLAIMER: This is purely out of my practice and work on the profound teachings of the Master and am only expressing what I have learnt from him and am still learning it. It has absolutely nothing to do with other’s experiences. You may accept it…

Master Speaks ~ Never fall for future predictions

Future seeing is only a siddhi and is only a “possibility” of a future based at the current moment of your life conditions because every moment you are creating and recreating. Don’t be too impressed with anyone who has this Siddhi nor be too excited to predict anyone else. Listen to the reason behind all…

Never pride in with the ME & MINE

When we have nothing, we cry to the Lord for help,When we have something, we cry to the Lord for moreWhen we have everything, we cry holding on to itWe think we have got everything with our own effortsWe forget that the Lord provides through sources and mediumsWe forget the sources, we forget the mediumsAs…

Sometimes Silence is the best answer

How difficult to answer when the one who asks a question wants to hear what one wants to hear. There are only two ways to deal with it. One is to speak the truth but do so only when you know it is going to be worthwhile your time and energy that you spend on…

Live simple. Live pure. Live truthful.

All Masters take birth with just ONE common agenda. To light up an ignorant soul’s life with truth and guide it towards light. Each Master has their own way of doing this. But every Master is not fully understood and there are deviations from what they actually teach and what is understood and followed by…

The Master takes us to his Tapobhoomi

Beautiful 3 days spent in the land of Rajasthan with the Master.  Every nook and corner we travelled in Lalsot had posters of the shivir at every locations including taxis and markets. One thing i was surprised with was the heights of hospitality in a world where one thinks of so many excuses or shrinks…

The power of communicating through your Bhaava (intent)

While at the Bangalore shivir in 2013, a little piece of paper came from an unseen child. It was a very innocent letter. i had read stories of children writing letters to God and this was not an exception in any way. The paper had this small Pardeshwara sketched on it and behind it were…

Guru is the reminder of the Ultimate Goal of Life

The journey always begins from dvaita (duality) and has to end with advaita (nonduality). First it is always separate, be it even with God. The idol or the form is outside and you become the worshiper to that form. You pray, plead, call, talk to that form or image or to that Beloved. You crave…

Why it can be difficult to heal oneself and loved ones

The Master once said, “Many times, knowingly or unknowingly, we are ourselves the cause of the illness of our loved ones.” This is a very deep astounding statement, for many times the loved ones, may be completely dependent on the individual and may not really approve of the ways of the individual but in vain…

Guru is like a Mother

Will never forget these moments. We had just finished a shivir in Banswara, Rajasthan and the Master and we all went to Alwar Gaushala for a visit. There were not much people as it was not made known to all. We were just about a bunch of 8-10 people. Thus, the Master was relaxed and…

Life is as it is meant to be

Had almost forgotten about these old pics of my life journey.. got them in my hard disk.. i realize that these pics are one of the very little possessions that i carry with me today in the journey of life. When i look at them, it gives me an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to the…

Impacts of the Sadhnas taught by the Master

When I post the practical spiritual posts, people find it insightful but then ask HOW? I tell them by doing the sadhnas your Guru has taught you. By doing the Kriyas you learnt from your Guru. By attempting to always walk the teachings of what you learnt from your Guru. There is so much of…

The External Guru & Internal Guru | Outer Technology to Inner Technology

There have always been this question of “multiple Gurus’. This video talks on the understanding of Deeksha Guru and Sheeksha Guru and where and why certain lines are needed to be drawn, of course, without discriminating anyone as high of low. The video also tries to explain the External & Internal Guru and how one…

Happy GuruPurnima 2020 – Go take a sip of that bliss within….

The Master is everyone’s but yet nobody’s. Once Swami Rama’s disciple said to his master that He was so fortunate to have spent so many years with his master, Bengali Baba, to which Swami Rama disapprovingly answered, “How can one be with someone who has no time for anyone but God?” Meaning, that even though…

I am impure. . . Will it take ages to purify?

Today morning was speaking to one sadhak, whom I noticed was saying (subconsciously) “I am impure… it might take ages to purify…” I precisely pointed out this point as something that was causing him confusions and helplessness. I come up with these things often during contemplations and have realized how important it is to not…

Guru is fire, who gives warmth but also burns you

Few strive to be like Him, but in vain, because it is not easy being fire. It is easy be a candle or a lamp and think that it is fire, but that is not how the Siddhas are made. They are burnt out, they are ashes, burnt out of ego, pride, vanity and self-righteousness….

Medley of Master’s Fave Bhajans & Sing-Along Karaoke with lyrics

Namah shivay! It is almost a decade since i had published the video of a collection of bhajans that the Master sung frequently back then. i had composed a medley of these bhajans and sung it fervently also. This was my first music experiment with spiritual music. Those days Youtube only allowed 10 minutes videos…

Gratitude to the Master and the Path

There were numerous life incidents in life that forced me to stop and wonder  if God ever existed. There were times when I had to get to the knees. Everytime it happened I observed that my vision turned inward to contemplate on this deep question. Soon, before I knew, my mind and eye had began…

My First experience with the Master

Gurudev was conducting a healing program in Salisbury Park, Pune in 1998 and a friend coaxed me literally as i refused to go meet any Guru. Then he told me that the program was about healing karmic factors and that struck something in me, because i knew had some heavy karmic stuff in me. i…

A Living Example of Practical Spirituality That We Look Upon To

When i move through the illusions of the world, i get distracted often, stumbling on the unreal Many things that don’t align with the highest truth An imperfect world judged by my imperfect views Overwhelmed at times at the crimes on this planet Shaken by the heartlessness of souls Confused by the dissonance of speech…

The Meaning of Guru Paduka Stotram

Most of the time, we are charmed by the ancient texts and scripts and also the stotrams. Adoration is one thing and following it in practicality is another. The Guru’s photo is only for one to be reminded of the Guru principles that came from the Lord through this divine manifestation, through which you could…

God stands by you

This is a gifted quotes desk calendar which has been here for about 8 years now, being flipped every single day by my family.members. Today I noticed it wasn’t flipped and for the first time in life I flipped it to today’s date and this is what came up. It’s common that most people cannot…

Teaching is His Part, Doing is Ours

When I post the practical spiritual posts, people find it insightful but then ask HOW? I tell them by doing the sadhnas your Guru has taught you. By doing the Kriyas you learnt from your Guru. By attempting to always walk the teachings of what you learnt from your Guru. There is so much of…

Memories with the Rishi Putra

Happy birthday dear Ishan bhaiya…     We hardly meet or talk as before because back then there was so much of time and were living most of the time almost in the same area of geography, but today your responsibilities have multiplied in tremendous ways as a Master, mentor, life coach, Yogi and as…

Happy Father’s Day to the Cosmic Father

i never ever believe in these kinda days including birthdays and death days, but some occasions – chalta hai – like a delicious burger a few times a lifetime to treat yourself and relish.. let this be a day of gratitude to the Cosmic Father who works tirelessly for his children… The one who really…

Happy Birthday???

Today is the so-called birthday of the Master. Now how do you wish someone who is beyond birth and death? How do you wish someone who is omnipresent? How can a being of light celebrate a birthday? The Master once said, “There is no such thing as birth day and death day and nirvana day.”…

Message from Guruma

This blog post is shared by Shruti.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Namah shivay J Guruma came. After the swadhaya, dhyaan and sankirtan, Gurma told us a story that Babaji told in the recent Mumbai shivir. She wanted to share with all. Here is the story….. Once upon a time, there was a WISE farmer (Wise means one who has…

Healing at the Shivirs

We get self-healed at shivirs then why do we need to do self-healing?   Babaji sure does great healings at shivirs, but he wants every saadhak to practice self-healing also because once saadhaks learns how to heal their own selves (body, mind and soul) they can also extend Hthis healing to others (humans, animals, plants,…

The Master in a Magazine

Had only seen photos of this article of the Master but yesterday got hold of the magazine itself and i was like “Wow”

Tests of the Path

Greetings everyone… Had been busy for a while, still am.. Was just peeping on FB and found some posts by few who are disillusioned by the experiences of others. Though i did not want to give any gyan on this, but still thought would write a few things for those who are confused, sad, depressed…

What’s in my name?

Long time… i returned to my blog, my passion of writing my heart out, sing my heart out, smile my heart out 🙂   It’s been about two years i added a surname to my name or you can call self-christened myself. Those days very very few people added the name Shivanand to their name….

Who will give me what I want?

Someone asked me why people leave one Guru and go to another? Why they try one practice and seek another? Why has someone left from somewhere and come to my Guru? i mentioned that it is not in the coming and going that is going to help but in the doing. Is one doing… whether…

Tuning with your Guru

Wish to share with you something important today. On and often i come across friends, who are sulking because they have not been able to attend the ongoing shivir and miss the Master. Rather, if you have to know that at a particular time, the Master is in a shivir, far away from you, there…

Once you make one your Guru, He will not leave you

I was looking at my prior post on FB “Once you make one your Guru, He will not leave you……” So true this is. i would rather put it as “Because you made one your Guru (in some lifetime) He has still not left you 🙂   The bond of a Guru and disciple is…

You are the Miracle

As the Master says everything in nature itself is a miracle if looked at carefully as to how intrinsically each and everything in the Universe functions. It is amazing to even ponder on the “automatic” functions of even the smallest thing invisible to us to the visible gross forms to the largest things hidden to…

My Room Broke it’s Silence for the First Time

Ha ha.. Some beautiful blends to share today. I have no dear friends that i share things about or chat or phone or talk but whenever feel the urge to, my blogs and facebook are like my diaries through which i share it with the world, which for me represents that “sharing wala friend”. But to…

A beauty amidst beauty in Alwar

When i once visit the Alwar Goushala, the entire area is full of beauty, but then amidst all the beauty i spotted another little beautiful piece of art lying in the centre of the open grassland. This is not very big; if you pick up this Kamdhenu cow, it will fit easily in both your…

Happy Friendship Day

Friendship day i find a great significance in my life and in other’s… Who can be your best friend, beyond all the mortal ones. Who can be a true friend who will not leave you come what may. We see in our lives all kinds of friends who have walked in and out of life….

One Path One Focus

The following is the flow of my personal thoughts and words. Readers to use their own discretion. A sadhak friend from Pune sent a note the other day to share and it said “Stick to one Guru” which had interesting notes and i thought it should be shared with all since this topic is not…

Ascension Challenges & Churning

Everything written is my own personal views. What i am learning, i am sharing for the benefit of those who may find things confusing. Hence, reader’s discretion advised. Since eons there has always been the battle between the light and the dark. From early mythology to present day scenarios all depict the same. But one thing what…

Divine Touches of Ishan bhaiya

All written are my own views and not influenced by anything other than the flow of my feelings and emotions. Reader’s discretion suggested.   In whatever i have been able to write till now here on this blog with the Master’s grace, Acharya Ishan Shivanand, as he is known, has not been much of a mention….

Guru’s role in Ascension

I actually began writing about ascension challenges and ended up with something else, but when i looked again, it looked in divine order, so gave it some headings to make it more clear. So, will continue writing about it in a series. All written are my personal views and learnings through personal experiences and ‘knowing’,…

Ascension Challenges

Many are going through many changes occurring in their physical, mental and emotional bodies. For some it is mild and for some it is intense. It can range from simple flu symptoms to various physical symptoms, many can be scary too. Emotional roller coaster rides, change in food habits, disinterest in regular activities that were…

Free or Donation Shivirs?

There is this regular question among seekers, especially to those who are new to ShivYog – “Which shivir should I attend? Is this shivir powerful or that? Should I attend the free shivir or the ones with donations?”   Since these are common questions, hoping to make a common answer. There is nothing like more…

Life witnessing Life

One of my most favourite photograph of Babaji….  of Life witnessing Life Guru is the pure light Shining through your being Guru is the unseen force Working through your being Guru is the mystical teacher Teaching through your being Guru is the Divine Witnessing through your being