Swami Maitreya Sadhana

 The individual today is very confused and highly frustrated, immensely depressed inspite of growing knowledge and materialistic comforts and unimaginable prosperity. What must be the reason? In spite of all the richness, why does he suffer? Why does he be miserable? Something could have gone wrong with the life style. The same problems of suffering and misery prevailed from the beginning of the civilization continue to prevail even today in all sections of the Society.

        The Seers and Great masters like Krishna, Budha and Jesus had given solutions to these problems. They have given smart tools and techniques to come out of the suffering. Unfortunately, the humanity never practiced these techniques but only worshipped the masters. All the tools taught by them were only practical life style management techniques.

        Meditation is one such beautiful and effective tool to bring out the full potential of human being. Each human being is a potential God. Each human being is like a seed having the full potential to become a full grown tree. What we see today is quite contrary to what should have been, whether it is youth, middle aged or elderly. We notice that they are physically unhealthy, mentally disturbed, emotionally imbalanced and spiritually bankrupt.

        The process of Meditation transforms an individual into a ‘Purna Purusha’ who is physically healthy, mentally peaceful, emotionally balanced and spiritually matured. Most importantly, the answer for all human problems is inside. But, everybody is searching the solution outside. As the search is always at the wrong place, they are unable to get what they want.

        The happiness is within but the search is outside. Each individual is endowed with body and mind complex. Our ignorance is that we treat the body and mind complex as everlasting (permanent) and develop strong Ego. The Ego brings about the Craving and Aversion. Hence, all the problems are due to the Ignorance, Craving and Aversion.

        The same was the discovery of Budha, Sage Maharshi Patanjali, Siva, the father of Yoga. The reality is that the body and mind are impermanent phenomena. But, just an intellectual understanding that the body and mind are impermanent phenomena is useless. What one needs is an experiential wisdom that the body and mind complex is impermanent process.

        Through Meditation, one experiences this impermanence of body and mind. One experiences that the body and mind as a flow of vibrations that arise and passing away. The gross body appears as different parts but the subtle body is flow of vibrations which can’t be differentiated. The truth of matter is that it is arising and passing away of energy. This is what Krishna taught in his Gita to Arjuna.

        The life style of the modern man has changed drastically, compared to that in the times of Budha, Jesus. The people in those times had good amount of physical activity like wood cutting, drawing water from the well, walking long distances etc. But, the inventions and discoveries have changed the life style of the humanity. The uses of modern machines like washing machine, vaccum cleaners, grinders, mixies, Micro-wave ovens, vehicles, computers and the whole lot of modern gadgets have cut all the physical activity.

         The modern man appears more relaxed externally. However, internally he is an erupting volcano. As the energy does not get released physically, he becomes mentally restless. Now-a-days it is more mental activity. Normally, the suppressed emotions, in view of social compulsions get released through physical activity. The physical exertions become ventilators for emotions suppressed. It works as catharsis for all those suppressions.

         Swami Maitreya has evolved a life style which is the combination of knowledge he received from his 21 Gurus and essence of all religions. It is an embodiment of Upanishads, teachings of Krishna, ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ of Sage Maharshi Patanjali from Hinduism, teachings of Budha from ‘Buddhism’, sayings of ‘Quran’ of Islam, teachings of ‘Sufism’, teachings of ‘Zen’ religion of Japan and Chinese ‘Taoism’ etc. It is a new recipe, amalgamating the teachings of all the Seers and great masters of the World.

         The main tool in this life style for every person to lead a successful and satisfied life of physical health, mental peace, emotional balance and spiritual growth is ‘Meditation’. Meditation, in Saint Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga is the seventh step (out of 8 steps of Ashtanga Yoga the last one being ‘Samadhi’).

         To understand and practice Meditation, one has to practice the other six steps viz., ‘Yama’ (the social code of conduct), ‘Niyama’ (the personal code of conduct), ‘Asana’ (the physical postures of the body which makes a person comfortable to sit for meditation as long as wishes), ‘Pranayama’ (the controlled and proper way of breathing enabling an individual to utilize the capacity of his lungs fully for better physical health), ‘Pratyahara’ (for the control of sensory organs and organs of action), ‘Dharana’ (concentration and increased memory capacity).

         The life style evolved by Swami Maitreya teaches the methods to follow and various activities to be performed to achieve the necessary experiential knowledge in all these steps. The main and the most important aspect of this life style is “to live fully in each and every moment with consciousness, awareness and equanimity”.

         Practicing this life style which is nothing but the life style taught by Krishna in Gita makes a person to know the real ‘Truth’ experientially as he learns and lives each moment fully, leaving no room for any past or future. The individual gets relieved of the traps of mind which is the cause for all the suffering and unhappiness in life and becomes its master. He learns to become ‘Sthitha Pragna’ resulting into a ‘Purna Purusha’, the complete individual.

         Swami Maitreya is a person who practices what he teaches and understood experientially. His life style is a practical example of his teachings that the materialistic life and spiritual life are not different. One need not renounce or leave every thing to achieve ‘Moksha’ or liberation. Action with consciousness and awareness, with detachment on the results of the action (i.e. Sacrifice of results of action – ‘Karma phala thyaga’) is what is needed to achieve Godliness.

          The Active Meditation, a rare form of Meditation introduced by Swami Maitreya as part of this life style course activates the body, Prana, Mind, Emotions and the Spirit and then cleanses all sheaths of their blockages. It harmonizes the brain hemispheres, balances the Navarasas, prepares a ‘Naada Shareera’, the internal energy field strengthens, the Chakras get aligned and positive Aura deepens. One experiences the ‘Sthitha Pragna’ naturally.

         The pure mind is the consciousness. But, the improper life style alters the very nature of the mind. The seat of every past action gets recorded and all experiences are registered in the mind. The real nature of being is Bliss. But, the suppressed impressions, memory, emotions, knowledge, thoughts and Samskaras, which are the content of the mind in un-conscious and sub-conscious states, creates deep complexes and don’t allow the moment we live totally. The present in moment is skipped because of the interference of the mind. Prana and mind are intimately connected. Change in one will affect the other.

         During Active Meditation, all the suppressed emotions are brought out and the body and mind become cleansed of all the deeply registered emotions.

         In this life style, Meditation does not mean only to sit in a corner and closing the eyes. A person can be in meditation in each and every moment in every movement (in every activity he performs) so long he does it as destined by the God and with full consciousness, awareness and equanimity. This is the greatest benefit of this type of life style. After all, every individual wants want to lead a happy, successful and satisfied life.

         Experiences of some of the disciples of Swami Maitreya practicing this life style are given below. These are only the limited examples of the people who got relieved of various health problems, emotional problems, mind problems and are leading a happy life at present.