Contemplate these things

“He who seeks god finds himself, he who seeks the self finds god” -guru mooji

“Just remember it’s a grand illusion, and deep inside we’re all the same.” -Styx wisdom

Truth is One

God is everything, that doesnt change because you made a new picture to worship. Never be fooled by people who say they have the only way…

the Buddha said…
84,000 ways to truth,

which one you choose is your own personal decision.
there is only one “way”, and only one religion. That religion is to live in the way. these denominations are only segregation, not regulation…

There is but one God, one energy, one self, one love.

What makes a faith, real devotion, real energy.

Ceremonial Tattooing

“what if you wrote the mantra on your heart” -Bhagavan Das

Tattooing is one of peoples’ oldest art forms, coming somewhere between scratching in the dirt and cave painting. The word tattoo itself comes from the Tahitian word “tatau,” which means “to mark.”. In today’s society, anyone who goes to a tattoo parlor can get anything they want permanently painted on their skin. However, in the ancient past, tattoos were reserved for certain people and often had deep religious meanings. Traditionally, the sons of chiefs would get their first tattoos once they reached puberty as a sign of adulthood. The process of getting the tattoo was highly ceremonial and was seen as a stepping stone in the young man’s path to leadership.

Tattoos in Ajah have very important religious and spiritual contexts. They are patterned specifically around which deity is to be honored and placed accordingly on a part of the body related to the deity being worshiped. Since before the beginning people have been marking themselves with the signs of their dieties. On the outer level of meaning, they are trying to gain the strengths and abilities of the diety. On a more inner and mystical level, diety tattoos mean that the bearer has a close and mysterious relationship with this image of spirit as his tattoos are permanent way to honor the one self. Tribal people believe that the spirit is an exact replica of the human body. This matches many modern belief of the astral body. In both cases, spirit and astral, this allows you to use the proper tattoos as a rite of passage in the spirit world. The people of Borneo, especially the Kayans, believe that not only would their tattoos get them into the proper spirit world, but could also be used as a further qualification, for obtaining certain profitable occupations in the spirit world.

The Ajah knows that the body is the temple for the soul

To decorate and adorn your body in sacred images, and healing mantras is to pay homage to the God (spirit) within the Goddess (Nature)

Ajah can be tattooed for various reasons but they are usually religious reasons, such as talismans, tributes to the gods and or to act as a connection to the divine.

Tattoos are meant to connect the wearer to all of life. Done in Sanskrit, Tibetan, or a script of your chooseing, the patterns are taken from artwork and are based on deities, mantras, yantras/mandalas , and other various symbols. Tribe/Clan markings are another common ritual tattoo. Not only can you recognize your friends quickly,but more importantly, your people are connected even beyond death.

On the other hand if you don’t want tattoos. That’s okay, this is completely unnecessary but equally potent sadhana (spiritual practice.)

The Way of Ajah

Ajah teaches that by observing of nature, we can find unity in all things, and thereby experience liberation. Ajah teaches that everything has its complementary opposite. More than this that everything can only be understood by comparing it to its opposite.
Day is only day in comparison to night, cold only cold in comparison to heat, and soft only soft in comparison to hard. Looking deeper still,we realize these relationships are in a constant state of flux: Day turns to night and back again.
All things, then, are interdependent. By observing the processes of nature we can come to some understanding about the meaning of our lives and about our place in the world. These concepts are also one the cornerstone of Ajah philosophy.
Many philosophers have noticed that what happens in nature is effortless. This does not mean that there is no struggle, but that events occur without premeditation. we all exist, we are all just being, the world just is, and things just happen..

Contemplate the life of a plant.

The seed falls onto the ground.

If the soil is fertile, and if it receives warmth, light, and water, it may emerge as a seedling.

It does not require instruction to know how to take nourishment in through its roots or how to eat the suns light.

Given the knowledge it contains, the plant is complete within its own self. Why should life be different for people?

Just be here now, why not allow situations to unfold as they may rather than trying to manipulate others and orchestrate events? This is the meaning of I AM, You just are.

PRAYER TO THE GREAT SPIRIT

Om Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to everyone,
Hear me.
I come to you as one of your many children;
I am weak… I am small…I need your wisdom
and your strength.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.
Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
The lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock.
I ask for wisdom and strength,
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye,
So as life fades away as a fading sunset, so
My spirit may become one with you without shame.
…OM…

PRAYER TO THE FATHER

Om Great Spirit, who art all things;

Human Beings, trees, grass, berries.
Help us, be kind to us.
Let us be happy on earth.
Let us lead our children
To a good life and old age.
These our people; give them good minds
To love one another.
Oh Great Spirit,
Be kind to us
Give these people the favor
To see green trees,
Green grass, flowers, and berries
This next spring;
So we all meet again
Oh Great Spirit,
We ask of you.
Blessed be

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namaḥ Śivāya is the most holy name of God Śiva, recorded at the very center of the Vedas and elaborated in the Śaiva Agamas.
Na is the Lord’s concealing grace, Ma is the world, Śi stands for Śiva, Va is His revealing grace, Ya is the soul. The five elements, too, are embodied in this ancient formula for invocation. Na is earth, Ma is water, Śi is fire, Vā is air, and Ya is ether, or Ākāśa. Many are its meanings.
Namaḥ Śivaya has such power, the mere intonation of these syllables reaps its own reward in salvaging the soul from bondage of the treacherous instinctive mind and the steel bands of a perfected externalized intellect. Namaḥ Śivāya quells the instinct, cuts through the steel bands and turns this intellect within and on itself, to face itself and see its ignorance. Sages declare that mantra is life, that mantra is action, that mantra is love and that the repetition of mantra, japa, bursts forth wisdom from within.
The holy Natchintanai proclaims, “Namaḥ Śivāya is in truth both Āgama and Veda. Namah Śivāya represents all mantras and tantras. Namaḥ Śivaya is our souls, our bodies and possessions. Namaḥ Śivāya has become our sure protection.”
—Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

The book “The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony: Volume I” by Thomas Ashley-Farrand defines Om Namah Shivaya as:
“This mantra has no direct translation. The sounds relate directly to the principles which govern each of the first five chakras on the spine…Earth, water, fire, air, ether. Notice that this does not refer to the chakras themselves which have a different set of seed sounds, but rather, the principles which govern those chakras in their place. A very rough, non-literal translation could be something like, ‘Om and salutations to that which I am capable of becoming.’ This mantra will start one out on the path of subtle development of spiritual attainments. It is the beginning on the path of Siddha Yoga, or the Yoga of Perfection of the Divine Vehicle.”

OM/AUM: The three parts of Om (A-U-M) encompass the three states of waking, dreaming, deep sleep, the three levels of gross, subtle, causal, and the three levels of conscious, unconscious, subconscious, as well as the three universal processes of coming, being, and going. Absolute silence beyond the three levels is the silence after AUM. It also refers to Tripura, the one who live in the “three cities” as in Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, as well as the light referred to in Gayatri Mantra.

Namah/Namaha: Adoration, homage, respect. Nothing is mine (as an individual person); everything is thine (as the Absolute Reality). The three levels of Om, the three worlds of gross, subtle, and causal, along with the three states of waking, dreaming, and deep sleep states of consciousness, as well as the three levels of conscious, unconscious, and subconscious themselves are “not mine” as the true properties of who I really am. Truly, “nothing is mine.” Rather, everything, all of these triads is “thine” or the “other” as the Absolute Reality.

Shivaya/Shiva: That Absolute Reality that is the ground out of which the others emerge. It is that “ink,” so to speak, that is not separate from the many forms which may appear to manifest or be created from that ink. In the Realization of this, one comes to see that he or she is one and the same with the Absolute Reality. The Mahavakyas, the great utterances, are seen to be true. Shiva (the static or ground) and Shakti (the active or creative) are seen to be one and the same. She (Shakti), while one with Shiva is realized in direct experience as the one in the three worlds (Tripura) outlined in Om.

Lord Sri Dattatreya

Dattatreya

The name Dattatreya has occurred occasionally outside india, but he is still practically unknown outside India. More foolish is the fact that although still worshipped by millions of Hindus he is thought of more as a benevolent God rather than a teacher of the highest essence of Asian thought. Dattatreya was a dropout of an earlier age than the period when Vedic and Tantra merged to become one Hindu faitht. It was men like Dattatreya who helped to make this possible. Dattatreya himself was regarded as an avatar of Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu. The Upanishads describe Dattatreya with glowing praise and enumerate his great qualities. Typical of most dropouts of the ancient world, he lived completely naked. But this was a great spiritual era when all world reunicates were mostly naked or near naked. The Sanskrit idiom used to describe this condition was digambara, or ‘Skyclad” meaning of ‘clothed in the sky’ or ‘sky as garment’, but also an idiomatic meaning that the sadhu was one with his environment. This was the world of Shiva- Shakti where the way of life in harmony with Nature was the highest ideal. Civilization and cities had already appeared, but Dattatreya knew that only artificial men could live and be produced in them.

The path of Dattatreya is the path of all paths and is the source of all other traditions. He who treads the path of Truth, regardless of what religion he belongs to, is treading the path of Dattatreya.
As an incarnation of God, Datta came down to spread the universality of true religion. Anyone can be his follower, regardless of cast, creed, status, be they student, householder, recluse or renunciate.
No matter what sect or religion the true seeker follows, eventually he comes under the guidance of Lord Dattatreya, the Eternal Spiritual Guide of all mankind.

One notable aspect of these Datta Peethas is their indefinable but inseparable relationship with worship of God as Mother, the Supreme Energy -Shakti. (Hence, Sri Swamiji’s fierce aspect as Mother Chamunda.) Parasurama (eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu), approached Lord Dattatreya and was initiated into the intricacies of how to worship the Mother (Shreevidya Upaasana), before undertaking intense penance to obtain the grace of the Divine Mother.

The Saandilya Upanishad declares very clearly that Lord Dattatreya is the Supreme Reality and is the cause of everything that is created. It states, “The Supreme Brahman performed penance which was of the nature of knowledge (jnyana), and desiring to become many, assumed the form of Dattatreya. From that form came out the three letters A, U, M; the three mystical names Bhuh, Bhuvah and Svah; the three-lined Gayatri; the three Vedas Rig, Yajur and Sama; the three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara; the three castes Brahmana, Kshatriya and Vysya; and the three fires Gaarhapatya, Ashavaneeya and Dakshina.”

“The lord is endowed with all wealth. He is all pervading and resides in the hearts of all beings. He is the great Maayavi, sporting with His own Maaya. He is Brahma. His Vishnu, He is Rudra. He is Indra and He is also all the gods of heaven and all other beings. He is East, He is West, He is North, He is South, He is below and He is above. He is everything. This is the glory of the form of Dattatreya.”

Lord Dattatreya came as the Supreme Philosopher (Avadhuta) so that the true meaning and purpose of Sacrifice (Tyaaga) may be revealed to mankind. Atri, His father, symbolizes penance (tapas) as described in the scriptures, and Anasooya represents freedom from jealousy. When penance and non-jealous nature unite in a single person, the highest truth emerges as Lord Dattatreya. As ultimate self-sacrifice, the Supreme God gave Himself as Datta to Atri and Anasooya. Hence, “Datta” means not only “that which is given”, but also as the ideal of “giving” without desire for reward, i.e. selfless giving. The whole life of Dattatreya shows us that this “giving” selflessly is the true renunciation/sacrifice. The significance of this sacrifice is stated in the Dattatreya Upanishad where the Lord says, “Not by action, not by progeny, nor even by self, but by renunciation (tyaaga) alone is immortality attained. “Real renunciation is the giving up of “I” and mine, not the mere abandoning of duties. Living a selfless life require giving up one’s ego. That is what Lord Dattatreya describes as true sacrifice.

As a Yoga-Avatar, Lord Dattatreya teaches us to perform all our duties skillfully and diligently. Yoga does not require outside aids, nor does it demand great physical effort. All we have to do is change our outlook and transform our attitude to life. This “change” consist of giving up the idea or feeling of “doership”, “enjoyership” and the resultant anxiety (and attachment ) for the fruits of our actions. By performing all our duties with this changed outlook, our mind will be freed from agitation and attain the restful state called “equanimity”, or the state where there is no “mind”. This is the state of Bliss that every soul ultimately aspires to. This is the state of Datta – the ultimate Gift of God.

BLESSINGS

Om Namah Shivaya

some chatter

meditation is touching the soul…

meditation is union with God…

meditation is invoking the energy of the universe…

If you can go deeper past your body, deeper past your thoughts, and even deeper than your emotions…..

you’ll see it, pure unconditioned awareness… The original self, no memories, no noise, no sorrow, no pain, no language, no brain, no body, no anything, just this seeming emptiness, that upon closer inspection is not emptiness. This is the original energy before it takes form …

YOU CANT BE IN YOUR HEAD ANYMORE…

STAY AS THE SELF…. DONT REACT, LISTEN & OBSERVE….

If you don’t surrender, if you dont become an open trusting loveing person then you will never see the light& bliss of meditation, for it is verilly the kingdom of heaven.

“TRUELY I SAY UNTO YOU, WHOSO EVER DOES NOT RECIEVE THE KINGDOM OF GOD LIKE A CHILD SHALL NOT ENTER IT”                        -LUKE 18:12

helpful info about the enlightenment process

1) the first thing is the basic desire for happiness, one usually first tries indulgence.

2) after failing to find solace one tries spirituality…

3) next you find a spiritual path that encourages spiritual growth

Hindu, Buddhist, Sihk, Taoist,Gnostic Christianity, Sufi (islam mystics), kabbalah (Jewish mystics)…just to name a few…

sadhu baba

Buddhist monks

Sihk warrior-saints

a Shaman

4) now you are an initiate…   In this stage you strictly follow the wisdom of saints, sages, and masters. It is a purifying stage of spiritual evolution… there has yet to be any true experience only faith in secondhand knowledge. In this stage you follow strict codes, rules, and regulations…. you use these strict rules as a boat to carry you towards illumination and enlightenment.

massive muslim prayer- an example of devotion

5) This is the real beginning of the journey…. you experience unity yourself. a samhadi (dissolution of the self in meditation) you experience this truth yourself for the first time….

This is called an “illumination” true knowledge is attained, but you may periodically “fall from grace” so to speak. One exercises and learns to control this divine state via spiritual practice (sadhana), the more absorbed in that state you become, the more the ego is dropped off.

This should be thought of as a spiritual awakening or ‘little’ enlightenment… at this point having known Buddhahood firsthand, one is fit to teach a disciple…

spiritual awakening

waking up to see the sun shining

6) Solidification of knowledge…. once you stay in your pure awareness, once you stop identifieing with the mind-body organism, you are one with God, in a perfect Yoga(union), a living Buddha….

Thank you for reading,

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