Shree Swami Samarth

Letters to Devotees by Shree Maharaj

Letter #16 : Shri Raghunathrao Joshi, Esq

Letter written by Shree Maharaj to Shri Raghunathrao Joshi,Esq, published in Third edition of ‘Tuchi Baap Dhani’

A paper containing write-up on our Sampradaya (Guru Parampara) is enclosed. Keep it strictly with yourself, ‘take care that others do not come to know (about it)’.

Soham Upasana is to be done in solitude preferably in dim light, in sitting posture (with neck and spine) erect. Meditate with closed eyes, sight fixed on portion between middle of forehead and top of the nose. (Bhrumadhya). Develop the feel that ‘I am the supreme God (Parmatman)’. The thought that ‘I am not this body’ should be strengthened. Seat (Asana) should be of woolen clothing.

Yama, Niyama, Aasana, incidental Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi are the eight main dimensions of Yoga described in Books (Scriptures). (Beginning to) Meditate on Saguna light, achieve Savikalpa Samadhi and in the end meditate on Nirguna Parmatma and then one shall get the divine experience.

This is Dhyan Yoga, Path: Swaroopa Sampradaya, achieve Chitta Chaitanya Yoga. Mano Brahmeti Vaijanat – Jeevo Nityaha Iti Dhyanam.One should realise that Chitta is the Brahman and the Jeeva is a constant. Then meditate ( on this). A small and short tale.

Meditate on Shri Sadgururaj Atmaram (Soul) consciously. Learn by heart (Guru) Parampara enclosed and it should be read first before initiating Bhajan or Dhyan everytime.

‘Body is in the World but the mind is entirely with the supreme God’ should be borne in mind. The Supreme God is in the heart of all beings as conscious Self. Learn to weep (crave) for the God. Attachment (‘Mama – twa’ – you are mine) should be like this: don’t avoid your duty but leave attachment of your deeds (karma), strengthen the feeling that supreme God (Shree Hari) is the doer (ultimate mover) and that it is he who is a cause for getting everything done.

Om Tatsat

V. G. Joshi