When a person
desires to realize God, it heralds the dawn of his pious Sanskaras.
One is always very keen to know how and from where one should start
the spiritual discipline. The stronger the desire, the earlier is the
realization of the aim. A know-how regarding the yogic practices for
the nec-initiate are being given here:-
One should know about the Manas, the wilfull control and to keep the
intellect in awakened consciousness so that the sadhaka is not engulfed
in evil thoughts etc. Manas 'intellect and chitta' are inter-related.
Manas controls the intellect which in twin exercises the control over
the chitta. The modifications of the chitta depend on the state of the
Manas at peace or without peace. The chitta contemplates and the object
of contemplation is the one about which the Manas thinks. This is only
possible when the sadhaka tries hard and experiences a feeling full
of love and affection for its aim. This love calms down the modifications
of chitta and in the end leaves his body according to his own will.
Manas originates from the element air. It is therefore unquiet like
air, omnipotent, the one who feels happiness and gloom, is active and
is affected by Sanskaras. It has no impurity as such for it is attracted
again and again towards the desired object. It is in fact in pursuit
of peace. A Manas dis-satisfied by physical pleasures starts feeling
peace with the ecstacy of spiritualism. It cannot be controlled easily
but gradually with perception of peace it starts becoming quiet. The
practices in fact bear fruits only when the Manas is quietened. The
divine visions of Antaha Karana and divine grace depend on the stability
of Manas. The main aim of Yoga Sanskara is the control of Manas and
the ultimate aim is the attainment of BRAHMA.
The following practices lead to the control of the Manas. According
to the teachings of the Master or as required any of the practice or
practices can be followed.
1. Control by Knowledge : It is a slow process for the Sadhaka has to
advance different logical arguments to make the Manas understand.
(A) By arousing consciousness in the sense organs and not allow them
to get engulfed in evil thought.
(B) By performing pious deeds and by exercising control over sense organs
the instability of Manas decreases.
2. By Yoga : The practice of Yoga lends calmness to the unstable manas.
Pure food, pure water, fresh air and pious company result in quick benefits.
(i) Perfection in the posture results in lessening the instability of
(ii) By practicing the 'japa' of 'Ishta Mantra' at the fixed time the
manas starts gathering stability during the moments of japa. One should
listen to the sound of each alphabet of the Mantra.
(iii) By the japa of the Mantras of divine mother Kali, Gayatri or Bhairava
or by the japa of seed mantras Kam, Bham, Ram, daily at least 1008 times.
(iv) The recitation of seed alphabets in ascending and descending order
at least seven times during the process of holding the breath. It is
(v) To perform the japa of 'S'oham during breathing, It is a great yogic
(vi) A) To hear the primordial sound in the right ear.
B) The primordial sound is realized by the japa of Ang, Nang, Hang,
Dang seed alphabets.
C) Once the sound is realized at the union point of Ida, pingla and
sushumna by the Tankore of the Prana air, direct It to enter the Mooladhara
and after this even 'AUM' can be realized.
(vii) To awaken the light point in Antaha Karana by prana practices
and concen trate the Manas on it. This practice of Manas can be done
any where and any time.
(viii) By concentrating in Mooladhar
a) By concentrating on Moon.
b) By concentrating on Earth-the yellow colour.
c) By concentrating on lord Ganesh with four hands. It is situated in
d) By performing japa of the seed alphabets sang, tang, rang, individually,
one hears the sounds of sang, tang, pang or sang rang. Keep the eyes
open during japa and do not hold the natural blinking of the eye lids.
Sang means satvic light i.e. sun, Bung mens rajasik light of the moon
i.e. half light and tang is the tamasic darkness.
(ix) a) By visualizing the tail, middle portion and the face of the
Kundalini (the divine serpent) respectively in that order.
b) One should meditate on kundalini with the seed alphabets Tang on
the tail and Rang on the middle portion and Sang on the face.
(x) By the practice of realization of smells, It is carried out in three
a) To see the tip of the nose with the eyes and to stabilize the 'Manas'.
b) To centralize the meditation on the tip of the tongue during the
practice of 'Nectar drinking' and visualize the tip of nose. Light is
generated when the two udana and prana collide with each other.
c) To awaken the light point by prana practice and to visualize the
nose tip and to have the bliss of Samadhi.
(xi) By Hatha Yoga Practices :
a) Never to think about controlling the Manas, allow it complete freedom.
It has a tendency to be more stable in such states.
b) To allow the Manas full flights in the light of Antaha-Karana, if
the light intensity lessens increase it and let the Manas gallop in
it. It gets tired and becomes stable.
c) Having attained a divine vision, let the Manas be engrossed in it.
(xii) To concentrate on Manas Chakra.
(xiii) a) By having the diving vision of the Mother Hakini.
b) By meditating on its first face.
c) By performing japa of Hang, Kang, Ing, Nang, individually on Manas
Chakra. This manas chakra lies asleep or awakened in the lap of Hakini
mother just underneath her third face.
(xiv) By constant practice of Samadhi.
(xv) a) first visualize the Hang seed and after awakening or activating
the subtle body one should go round AUM in Agnya Chakra.
b) the breathing should be natural during the above practices.
c) By performing the japa of the seed alphabets one attains the universal
body. When one visualizes it, the Manas starts becoming stable.
(xvi) Collect all the sense organs on one point then pierce AUM by prana
practice by subtle body. By doing this sex, anger, avarice, grend, pride
etc. start quietening down. The practice must be done every day.
Aum Shantih Yogiraj the Master.