If you are someone who loves reading about spirituality or you want to understand the science behind mediation and enlightenment, then this blog is for you.
A year ago, I was having a lot of self-doubts. I was sad and broke. A friend of my mom called me to Shantikshetra Premgiri Ashram at Karjat, where she introduced me to Dadashreeji.
It was like spiritual therapy for me. We have covered a lot of points in this blog and the episode.
I hope this blog helps you with your spiritual growth. Happy Reading.
Story Of Dadashreeji
Some people look at Dadashreeji as a spiritual master. But here is how he answers the question of who is he?
“I see myself as a true friend. When I was in 4th or 5th grade, I was talking to one of my friends. I asked him, why do I see you separate from me? Why don’t I experience you as I experience myself? This question was different, and the person I was talking to didn’t understand. It was beyond their mind. I had forgotten it later”.
“I was doing MBBS. I was on the way back home, traveling on a local train in Mumbai. The train was empty, and I was enjoying it as it is difficult to find a local train empty. I stood near the door to enjoy the breeze. Suddenly, I heard a strong voice within me that said to sit inside. It is a normal thing, but the voice was too strong. It got me thinking that there is someone else, apart from me, who said this. This is something I have never experienced before. I was not spiritual back then. There were a lot of questions that I had. I thought it was a hallucination”.
“I treated it like a mental image, and I continued living my life as I was living. But, after a year, I heard that voice again. I started seeing things and predicting things, and those were getting validated. Then I started exploring it. 2006 was a transforming year was me when I saw Babaji”.
Meditation Not The Core Of Enlightenment?
“I always tell this to the people who know me. When you experience it, you will believe it. Spirituality is about you becoming you. If it works for you, then explore it”.
“People see Babaji through Kriya Yoga. I got into Kriya Yoga after I saw Babaji. In the spiritual plane, everyone is equal. Only the experiences are unique”.
Everyone has a spiritual mentor, and when you are ready, the guru comes to you. I feel the same with the book Autobiography Of Yogi. It has helped me shift the course of my career.
“You may have many mentors You can experiment and learn it on your own. However, when you have some experts, it gives you a boost, you will start growing. You can have many gurus but Param guru is always one”.
“To grow spiritually, you don’t need to believe God exists. You need to experience it”.
Enlightenment With A Scientific Approach
In one of my podcasts with Dr. Sid Warrier, we spoke about enlightenment. The possible biology behind enlightenment can be that there is a part of your brain that handles your sense of pleasure, which is the limbic system. As per the theoretical knowledge, there is a part of your brain that developed the ability after years of mediation or evolution to detach from your limbic system that part is the pre-frontal cortex. So, we believe that enlightenment is when your pre-frontal cortex detaches from your limbic system and enters a new stage of growth.
“People have heard and read about enlightenment. But they always write about others. The more you crave to experience enlightenment, the more you go far from it. For me, it just happened. Enlightenment is a physical experience, it is not imagination”.
Enlightenment Versus Transformation
\”Lord Buddha was transformed, he was not just an enlightened being.
Lord Rama was also enlightened and transformed. Lord Ravana was only enlightened.\”.
“Pineal gland is considered a vestigial organ. We just know that pineal gland secretes melatonin. The pineal gland has a spiritual significance which is yet to be discovered by science”.
“It happened where I used to sit regularly. I am being guided to move forward by him. He appeared to me, initiated me to be his disciple, and gave me a mantra”.
“He appeared to me in 2006. I was not spiritual before that. For me, it was a new thing. He was there with me as a friend till the moment I experienced the truth. He doesn’t like to be called Mahavatar or Babaji or God. His age is very young. His master was Agastya Muni. He doesn’t share about his birth; he says he is just there”.
“Pandemic taught was that we need to connect to people. We started valuing people. Love and care had increased. But as soon as people came out, they went back to their evil form and started again with their greed”.
Aggression From Within
“Aggression should be inside. It should work as an internal force, and not through words. When you express aggression through words, it spoils the relationship”.
The Game Of Numbers And Likes
I have been on this content creation journey, and despite meditating every day, it affects me when some videos or photos don’t do well. I asked Dadashreeji, How can I stop getting affected?
“The first step is to not stop yourself from being affected. Feel that hurt and rejection. Don’t change that, as you will struggle with that and suffer. Do nothing to change it. Look at every rejection as a point to improve”.
“Not everyone is going to love you. Being a spiritual person doesn’t mean it should not affect you. What you do afterward is more important”.
Meeting Dadashreeji for the first time helped me with all my self-doubts, and I hope this conversation with him helped you to gain a better understanding of spirituality.
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