By Acharya Sachidananda on 16-10-2015
Baba continued, “Once you have tuned on your spirit to the Christ-Spirit, you will be able to forgive people of all their offences committed against you. Recollect the faces of such people and forgive them and bless them in your mind one by one…… Repeat this process with regard to people who may be carrying negative feelings towards you for what you have done to them…. ‘You also need to forgive yourself. Many a time we are angry with ourselves for what we have said or for what we have done… We need to forgive ourselves.‘Finally, we need to seek forgiveness from God for all our sins and offences that have alienated us from divine grace.….. This is the second stage of Shanti Yagna Meditation…. This second stage is referred to as ‘Kshamamaya khand’ or stage of forgiveness…‘During the third stage of Shanti Yagna Meditation, we thank and praise God for all blessings that we have received from His abundant grace. In fact, once our hearts and minds are purified from negativities, we will be surprised to see the abundant divine grace that has been ever active in our lives.
‘Many people, beginning with our parents, have helped us to become what we are today. It is God Himself who has been working through them in our lives. Many opportunities have been given to us, and we are blessed with many gifts and talents by God from time to time and from stage to stage in our lives. Our hearts will be filled with an attitude of gratitude once we understand how blessed we have been in our lives… This third stage is termed ‘Kripamaya khand’ or the stage of grace.
‘After this third stage comes the fourth and final stage of Shanti Yagna Meditation that is termed ‘Shantimaya khand’ or stage of abiding peace. This is a stage of total self-surrender to God in, with and through the living Spirit of Christ.
‘We surrender first the unconscious, subconscious and conscious levels of our mind to God through the Christ-Spirit. The Christ-Spirit is also a healing spirit. It will heal us of all inner wounds.. Then our bodies, our relationship, all that we are, and all that we have are surrendered to God through the Christ-Spirit one after the other….. ‘In this total self-surrender shall we find the true and abiding love, peace and joy that God offers to humanity in, with and through the Christ-Spirit…. This experience is termed ‘Sat-Chit-Ananda experience’ by the enlightened rishis and sages of India…. This is the deepest experience of God ever reached by humankind.
‘This Sat-Chit-Ananda experience is the true basis of the unitive divine consciousness…… This was what Sadguru Jesus Christ himself experienced. From that experience only that he was able to say,.. ‘I and the Father are one.’ This is the communion of love and peace that we are called to establish and experience with God as His beloved children….‘We will practice the Shanti Yagna Meditation together so that you can understand it well and experience the fruits yourself. Meditation needs to be practiced regularly to draw its true benefits… Mere reading, talking or hearing about it will not help much’. The Baba stopped and looked at Atma Prakash who was all attention.
About The Author
Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Indian Air Force officer turned spiritual guide and an apostle of peace and love. He is the patron of 'Indian Thoughts'. He represented India in the 'Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders' held under UNO, in 2000. He has founded Dharma Bharathi Mission.